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OUR VIEW: More options needed before closing school

It is no secret that this newspaper is a huge supporter of the local public schools.

The Greenville Public Schools Board of Education listens as student representatives give their monthly reports at Tuesday’s meeting. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Greenville board struggles between opportunities for students, budget

The Greenville Public Schools Board of Education took a step closer to the Early College proposal. During its regular scheduled meeting on Monday, the board of education authorized Superintendent Pete Haines to reach an agreement to provide additional opportunities for Greenville students through the Early College program. However, the decision came after much discussion from the board on whether the benefits outweighed the risks.

Resources such as this computer lab at Montcalm Community College will be available to the high school students participating in the Early College program, as it is available to current students now. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Alternative programs presented to Lakeview school board

Alternative education led the Lakeview Board of Education’s agenda Monday evening as board members heard presentations on behalf of Montcalm Community College and West Michigan Virtual, a learn-at-home program for at-risk students. Career Center Principal Selena Mills also made a short presentation on various programs there.

Linda Mae Maroulis

Orleans Township woman missing, last seen walking away from Ionia hospital

An Orleans Township woman is missing from Ionia County where she was last seen walking away from Ionia Sparrow Hospital at 5:30 a.m.

Pete Haines

Greenville superintendent receives annual evaluation from school board

Greenville Public Schools Superintendent Pete Haines received high praise from the Board of Education’s annual review of his position. Haines had his annual review presented to the board Monday during a special meeting on Jan. 28, which the board met in executive session to discuss the evaluation of Haines.


Greenville Downtown Development Authority talks flower beds

With spring just around the corner, the Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is planning ahead to spruce up the flower beds downtown. During its meeting on Tuesday, the DDA discussed what it would like to see done with the flower beds throughout downtown Greenville.


Funeral Notices for Feb. 13, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013

Carson City-Crystal coach Jason Gray talks with his team following a victory over Vestaburg in 2012. Gray resigned on Tuesday and has accepting the same position for Chesaning Union High School.

CC-Crystal football coach Gray resigns

In three years, Jason Gray built the Carson City-Crystal football program into winners. If they are to continue winning, Carson City will be doing so with a new head coach in 2013. On Tuesday, Gray officially resigned as head coach and informed his coaching staff and team he has accepted the same position for Chesaning Union High School.

Greenville’s Kyle Reamer goes for a pin during his district final match against Big Rapids on Thursday. Greenville is one of five area teams to win district titles last week.

5 area wrestling teams look for regional titles

Every wrestling team begins winter practice in November dreaming of the chance to reach Battle Creek for the team state championship. Just eight teams in each of the four divisions get to realize this dream. Tonight, five area teams will have the chance to claim a regional title and a spot in the final eight, which will take place Feb. 22 and 23 at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek.


ROUNDUP: Prep basketball scores from Tuesday, Feb. 12

Greenville 47, Hastings 40: The Yellow Jackets outscored the Saxons 12-7 in the fourth quarter to help pull out the win on Tuesday at home. Leah Somerfield scored the first nine points of the final quarter and finished with a game-high 26 in the win