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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, May 8

Lakeview 1, Reed City 0 2OT: The Wildcats went to double overtime for the second consecutive game, this time earning the CSAA win over rival Reed City. Tricia Beckett scored the winning goal with about five minutes remaining in the second overtime…

Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: The genius of the public schools

As we continue to debate the best ways to make education effective in the 21st century, I think it is important to review the history of our public schools. As early as 1647, the Massachusetts Bay Colony recognized the need for schools. It required that all towns and villages of 50 or more citizens hire a teacher to teach the children to read and write. Since that time, leaders in our country have affirmed the importance of education and when communities were formed, one of the first acts was to establish a school.


TEDxGR Livestream for Education coming to Greenville

An educational experience will be brought to Greenville after students and staff participated in the event last year in Grand Rapids. The TEDxGR Livestream for Education will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday at the Greenville High School Performing Arts Center.

Benjamin Wilkins appeared in 64B District Court on Tuesday to waive his preliminary examination in a Greenville child abuse case. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Judge hears testimony in Greenville child abuse case

Two-year-old Brooklyn didn’t want to play with her toys. According to court testimony, that’s why her mother’s boyfriend put the toddler in the bathroom for a timeout, which ended with an ambulance rushing to the home of the little girl who was barely clinging to life.


Greenville City Council OKs lawn bids to 3 contractors

For the first time, the city of Greenville has decided to split up its property and solicit mowing bids to give smaller businesses a chance to bid. During Tuesday night’s Greenville City Council meeting, the council approved awarding mowing bids from three different companies.

Springtime planting season is the busiest time of year at Taylor Seed and Grain as Brian Taylor (left) begins to fill and deliver seed orders to local farmers. Jane Vierzen (right) works in sales and provides agronomy services.

MICHIGAN FARM and GARDEN: Six Lakes family’s three businesses engrained in local farming industry

Spring is a busy time for Lakeview’s Brian and Sheri Taylor, who own and operate three businesses that all revolve around farming.


Funeral Notices for May 8, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Colder than average temperatures and above normal rainfall have contributed to a late planting season. Crops like corn and potatoes, which are planted later in the season, will likely not be affected by April’s wet, cold weather.

2013 Farming outlook: Spring crops get late — but not terrible — start

Heavier than average rainfall probably won’t have too great an influence on most crops grown in the area, according to Montcalm County Extension Field Crops Educator Fred Springborn, though it is likely to be responsible for some crops getting in the ground later than they would during a warmer, drier spring.

Central Montcalm’s Austin Edwards, left, scampers back to first base as Lakeview’s Brad Hamlin, right, waits for the ball during the first game of the teams’ doubleheader Tuesday.

Lakeview takes two from Central Montcalm on diamond

Two baseball teams struggling to get wins this season met at Central Montcalm Tuesday, and one is no longer struggling. That team would be the Lakeview Wildcats, who beat the Green Hornets 6-4 and 7-0 in a Central State Activities Association doubleheader.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, May 7

Greenville wins a pair: The Yellow Jackets got a pair of O-K Bronze wins from Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern Tuesday, winning the first game 8-2 and the second 13-3…