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Funeral Notices for April 2, 2015

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Dave Hornak, principal of Horizon Elementary School in Holt and future executive director of the National Association for Year-Round Education, speaks about the benefits of a balanced calendar for school education during a Montcalm County School Boards Association meeting Monday in Greenville. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Local schools weigh balanced calendar vs. traditional calendar

When reflecting on one’s elementary and secondary education today, most people probably reach the same idea about how and when they attended school. They started in early autumn, finished in late spring, and enjoyed a lengthy summer vacation.

On Thursday, the Greenville Planning Commission discussed closing the eastern driveway at the EZ Mart Mobil gas station as part of its site plan for an expanded gas station and convenience store. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville EZ Mart plan reviewed by Planning Commission

No one can say the Greenville Planning Commission was not in the zone during Thursday night’s meeting. During the meeting, the Planning Commission discussed how to feasibly make an expansion request by the EZ Mart Mobil gas station fit the zoning standards of the city.

Daily News/Mike TaylorTroopers from the Michigan State Police cordoned off Nelson Drive in Sidney Township throughout the day Tuesday while investigators conducted an examination of homes that were broken into on that road over the weekend. An 80-year-old resident was killed in one of the homes. Police believe the man surprised the intruders, who had expected the home to be vacant. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Sidney Township man killed in home during apparent break-in

Alan “Dale” Nelson’s home is one of several tidy cottages lining the sleepy north banks of Nevins Lake. Many are seasonal and stand empty this time of year, waiting for the arrival of summer residents. Sometime over the weekend, at least four of those cottages were broken into. Three of the four were vacant. Nelson’s was not … and the 80-year-old retiree was killed by the intruders.

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Lakeview, Vestaburg moving down in class

Lakeview and Vestaburg’s sports teams will be changing classes next school year. The Wildcats will drop to Class C for next season, while the Wolverines will be dropping down to Class D for 2015-2016.

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THE REVIEW: Lucky No. 7 for Izzo

As Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo ascended the ladder Sunday evening at the Carrier Dome, a genuine smile was spotted on the face of the veteran. With a pair of scissors, Izzo snipped the final piece of the remains of the net from the hoop, turned to face the crowd and exhibited not one, but a pair of fist pumps.

Greenville senior Sarah Newhouse slides in under the tag of Lowell’s Megan Summerfield to give the Yellow Jackets a game one 6-5 win at home on Monday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville opens softball season with a sweep

For the first game of the season, on a windy and chilly evening, the Greenville Yellow Jackets were seeing the ball well at the plate. The Yellow Jackets knocked out 25 hits over two games, while opening the 2015 softball season with a non-conference sweep over the Lowell Red Arrows at home on Monday.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, March 30

Grant 5, Lakeview 2: The Wildcats hosted the Tigers in a non-conference matchup after Grant’s Field was not ready for play. It didn’t matter as Lakeview lost, getting only goals from Brooke Reed and Laura Pachaly in the loss…

Greenville’s Wayne Knickerbocker rolled his first 300 recently at Jacket Lanes

Longtime Greenville bowler rolls first 300, 786 series

Close but no cigar. That was usually the case for longtime Greenville bowler Wayne Knickerbocker.

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Funeral Notices for April 1, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, April 1, 2015