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Funeral Notices for May 16, 2016

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Becky Butler of Coral, left, laughs as Candy the Camel nibbles on her hair while she takes a selfie photograph, as her mother-in-law, Stephanie Butler, holds her daughter, Evelynn Butler, left, 1, and niece, Harper Brand, right, 1, during the 25th annual Pet Fest at Town and Country Animal Clinic in Eureka Township on Thursday. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Town and Country Animal Clinic celebrates Pet Fest

With plenty of animals abound, a little bit of rain wasn’t going to damper the spirit of the 25th annual Pet Fest. Town and Country Animal Clinic hosted the event Thursday afternoon. Hundreds of visitors attended, receiving the opportunity to pet numerous animals, as well as receive a full tour of the clinic.

To the left of the entrance to Rudness Field at Belding Area Schools, a depiction of the Redskin logo and name is on display. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Belding Area Schools and community review use of longtime mascot

A national debate has hit home for residents of Belding.

The usage of Native American-derived mascots for sports teams has been debated for years, but a resolution is still not readily evident in the near future. People have gone back and forth in local communities, on sports news shows and in publications. Many school districts and national organizations have conceded their mascot in favor of something unrelated to Native Americans.

The streets of Stanton are considerably cleaner than previously, thanks to the efforts of two city residents who volunteered their time and equipment to help their neighbors comply with a new blight ordinance. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Stanton men help clean up city

He’s the man who cleaned up the city, with the help of one faithful companion. No, not the Lone Ranger.

Retiree Ron Blum didn’t carry a shootin’ iron and his buddy, Frank Sawdy, doesn’t ride a horse named Scout. But together they made Stanton a nicer place to live.

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Funeral Notices for May 14, 2016

Read funeral notices for Saturday, May 14, 2016.

From left, teacher Samantha Hondorp, Jazmine Maguire, 18, Xandria Tatum, 17, Jenna Waun, 17, and Taylor Townes, 16, go over the number of classes left for each of them to complete. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Legacy Learning program showcases student progress in first year

For a traditional student at Greenville High School, days pretty much follow the same format daily. Students move from one class to another during passing time and they have lunch at the same time every day. Classes change with the semester. For Legacy Learning students, days can look a little different. Students in Legacy Learning are enrolled in online classes, but can still meet at the high school to go through those classes. Some students are enrolled entirely in the online classes through Edgenuity. Others take some of their classes online and take some traditional classes in the high school as well.

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At-risk students finding success at Satterlee School

Traditional classrooms have been the standard for secondary education for decades. Going to classes, learning from a teacher, taking notes and sitting behind a desk has been, up until recently, the only way high school and middle school students learn. Sometimes, that system fails students for various reasons. For students enrolled in the virtual learning program offered by Greenville Public Schools in the building formerly known as the Satterlee School, there are second chances for success.

Belding senior Greta Wilker connects on a pitch during a game this season at home against Vestaburg. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Belding’s Wilker named SI high school athlete of the month

Greta Wilker is the ultimate student-athlete. In less than two weeks, Wilker will graduate as valedictorian of her class (4.2 GPA). The dual-sport athlete will also wrap up the softball and track seasons and will finish her high school athletic career with 16 varsity letters. The Belding community, and others in surrounding areas, have been aware of Wilker for the past four years. Wilker will now be known nationwide and more after being named Sports Illustrated’s (SI) May Athlete of the Month this week.

Greenville City Councilwoman Frances Schuleit asks a question in relation to the proposed 2016-2017 budget Tuesday evening, as Mayor John Hoppough listens. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville City Council reviews proposed fiscal year budget

In the midst of a long road of economic recovery, the path appears to be leveling out for the foreseeable future, revealing a stable city budget in Greenville. But with that stability comes tough choices, and entering 2017, that will likely include various rate increases, raises for city employees and the return of an assistant city manager.

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Troy firm to create Stanton’s new online presence

The city has been getting its share of upgrades in recent years. From a new streetscape to roads and infrastructure — even a new festival planned for this summer — Stanton has seen its share of revitalization. Now it is about to see it’s online persona receive a makeover as well.