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The Greenville Yellow Jackets pose with its Division 2 regional championship trophy on Wednesday night. The Yellow Jackets defeated Bay City Western 45-20 to advance to the state finals.

Greenville wins 4th straight regional title

For the fourth consecutive year, the Greenville Yellow Jackets wrestling team, family, friends and fans will make the trip down M-66 to Battle Creek for the team state wrestling championships at Kellogg Arena. The Yellow Jackets — ranked No. 7 in Division 2 — earned the trip with two more convincing victories in a regional that was expected to be a little more competitive.

The Carson City-Crystal Eagles wrestling team earned its first District 4 regional title since 2003, winning against Laingsburg in the first round and finishing off St. Louis in the final, held at Montabella Community Schools Wednesday evening. The 2013 State Finals are Feb. 22-23 at Battle Creek’s Kellogg Arena.

CC-Crystal earns regional title after two tough wins

When it comes down to it, a ranking doesn’t mean a thing in high school wrestling, so says Carson City-Crystal (CC-C) head coach Kacy Datema. His Eagles team, however, earned every bit of its reputation as the ninth-ranked team in District 4, winning the regional title with a tough 45-33 win over the St. Louis Sharks at Montabella High School on Wednesday night.

Belding celebrates it’s Division 3 regional title on Wednesday at Lakewood High School.

Belding claims D-3 regional wrestling title

It’s been a long time since Belding’s wrestling team claimed a team regional title. But the Redskins did just that Wednesday night, winning the Division 3 regional at Lake Odessa Lakewood High School with wins over Chesaning and Leslie.


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