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SHE: Back-to-school products for women

A panel reviewed the following items, which are great for any female student:

Bruce Bentley, left, and Andy Spry have seen a steady increase in business over the past year at Sports Galore.

Sports Galore celebrates first anniversary

Lions and Tigers and … well … so far, no Bears, but as Greenville’s premier sports store, Sports Galore, continues to grow into its second year, there’s no telling what will happen. Opened a year ago July 28, the store has moved steadily forward despite a challenging economy. Owned by business partners Bruce Bentley and Andy Spry, the store caters to professionals, high school and college athletes, and “weekend warriors.”

Turkey cream cheese pinwheel. Daily News/Lonnie Allen

SHE: Healthy school lunch ideas for parents on a budget

Here are three healthy lunch tips suggested for parents who are looking for fresh – economical ideas for children who bring their own lunch to school.

Long sleeved double polo shirt on sale rack $12, Boot cut jeans on sale rack $15
Meijer, Greenville
Daily News/Stacie Rose

SHE: School Shopping Savvy

The days are growing shorter, store aisles are overflowing with binders, pencils, crayons and sale ads are claiming the best deals on back to school deals.

Julie Reed offers an enjoyable blend of great coffee and a great place to converse with friends at Julie’s Coffee House in Greenville.

Julie’s Coffee House is hub for chats, new friendships and weekly/daily traditions

Take a step into Julie’s Coffee House and the atmosphere is immediately apparent. While there are no A-list Hollywood types squeezed together on a plump couch, there are certainly friends enjoying company and conversation over a beverage and homemade baked goods.

Sarah Loper, 17, of Fenwick, is organizing a benefit concert for Sunday at Greenville Community Church to raise awareness of Huntington’s disease, which has stricken multiple members of Loper’s family. — Courtesy photo

Fenwick teen organizes benefit to battle Huntington’s disease

Sarah Loper is not an average 17-year-old. The Fenwick teen has organized a benefit concert to help raise awareness of a disease that has ravaged her family. The Fenwick teen has organized a benefit concert to help raise awareness of a disease that has ravaged her family.

Mike Huckelberry, D-Greenville, above, and Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes,  spoke Monday evening at a candidate forum sponsored by the the Mid-Michigan United Sportsmen’s Alliance at at Twin Ponds Sports Shop in Stanton. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Drilling, fracking among points of contention at sportsmen’s forum

Incumbent State Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, and challenger Mike Huckleberry, D-Greenville, went head-to-head Monday evening in a forum sponsored by the the Mid-Michigan United Sportsmen’s Alliance (MMUSA). The forum was hosted at Twin Ponds Sports Shop in Stanton.


Changes in store for Central Montcalm food service department

The Central Montcalm Board of Education approved revamping the food service department just two weeks prior to the beginning of the school year, due to budget issues. Superintendent Kristi Teall explained to the five attending board members at Monday night’s meeting that a recent audit showed a $93,000 deficit in the food service budget.

Greenville’s Britta Bernth drains a long putt during a match last year at The Links at Bowen Lake. Bernth led the Yellow Jackets with an 80 on Monday in Traverse City.

Greenville girls shoot for another successful season

With a new girls golf season underway, the Greenville Yellow Jackets girls golf team has their sights on a conference championship and beyond. With 10 consecutive O-K White Conference titles and multiple trips to the Division 2 state finals, why wouldn’t you?


Belding OKs new process to evaluate teachers

In the last year, there have been significant changes to the Belding Area Schools system, including new athletic facilities, teachers, classrooms and more. But not all of Belding’s changes have been as visible, including the new framework created for the Professional Practice and Teacher Evaluation Process, voted through by Belding school board members Monday night.