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Belding girls 9th at MITCA meet

Belding’s girls track team met the goal coach John Carlson set for them. The Redskins finished ninth at the Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Association Division 2 team state meet at Zeeland East High School on Saturday with 940 points.

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MacNaughton Elementary School vandalized in Howard City

A Howard City elementary school was vandalized the night of Memorial Day, causing the school to be closed Tuesday. MacNaughton Elementary School at 415 Cedar St. houses about 475 kindergarten through second grade students.

Belding’s Caitlin Alkire pitches during a doubleheader game against Wyoming High May 16.

Belding’s Caitlin Alkire to play softball at Sewanee

Yet another Belding player is heading off to play college ball somewhere. This time it’s softball player Caitlin Alkire, who will be playing for Sewanee, the University of the South, next season.

Hollie Jaunese gets ready to wash her dog at Carson City Dog Wash, which, if all goes according to plan, will open June 31.

BIZ BEAT: New dog wash business to open in Carson City

If there’s one thing most dogs hate, it’s bath time. The image of Rover gazing miserably up through a curtain of bubbles and soggy fur is one most pet owners can relate to. And while cleaning your canine is never going to be a pleasure, exactly, a soon-to-open business in Carson City could go a long way toward making it less of a chore.

Cayla Watts, left, and Makayla Kurchak, center, were presented with awards for winning the Igniting Creative Energy Challenge competition. They were presented awards by facilities director Ron Hofmann, right.

Greenville students win energy competition

Two Greenville Public Schools students were recently named winners in the middle and high school grades for the Igniting Creative Energy Challenge (ICE) competition.

Central Montcalm’s Austin Edwards, left, gets back to first base as Lakeview’s Brad Hamlin waits for the ball during the teams’ first game May 7.

Lakeview, Central Montcalm baseball teams to face off in district opener

A couple of familiar foes will face off in the first round of the Division 3 district baseball tournament Tuesday. The host Lakeview Wildcats will face the Central Montcalm Green Hornets in the opener, with the winner moving on to Saturday’s semi-final against White Cloud.

Members of the Sheridan VFW and Stanton American Legion attended the We Love America Parade on Friday at Central Montcalm High School. Veterans performed the presentation of colors and flag raising ceremonies.

34th annual We Love America parade celebrated

Central Montcalm Public School celebrated Americans who fought and gave their lives to their country Friday, while also teaching students about their ancestry.

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Lakeview teacher’s YouTube video reaches 4.2 million views

What happens when you throw a golf ball onto a freshly frozen lake early in the morning on very thin ice? Science teacher Cari Scholtens knew, and she wanted to share the unique experiment with her students at Lakeview High School.

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Funeral Notices — May 25, 2013

Funeral notices for Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Daily News Publisher Julie Stafford, left, and Julie Devereaux unveiled this year’s One Book One County selection, “The Language of Flowers,” a novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

One Book One County title revealed

The wait is over and this year’s One Book One County selection has been revealed at a banquet held Thursday afternoon at the Stanley & Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center. Maureen Burns, who brought the One Book One County program to Greenville nearly a decade ago, spoke to a capacity crowd prior to the unveiling. Burns gave the audience a quick history of the program and explained is goal.