Lori Hansen

Greenville’s Alisha Gatchel beat out 26 other contestants to be crowned Miss Michigan’s Outstanding Teen Wednesday night. — Courtesy photo

Greenville girl crowned Outstanding Teen at Miss Michigan

After competing twice previously, Alisha Gatchel knows that each scholarship pageant she participates in is a life-changing experience.

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Greenville boasts 4 state pageant hopefuls

Four Greenville women are Muskegon bound, each hoping to come home with a crown and a title as part of the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant. Miss Danish Festival Taylor Bretzke and Miss Greater Kalamazoo Emily Smith will face off against 32 other contestants in the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant with preliminary rounds on Thursday and Friday and a finals round on Saturday.

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Greenville graduates return to reminisce

They were doctors and lawyers and teachers and engineers. They came from Australia and Arizona and Florida. They ranged in age from 17 to 99.
They had one common thread — they were graduates of Greenville High School (GHS).

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Central Montcalm names interim superintendent

Amy Meinhardt may be starting a fashion trend for the Central Montcalm Public School district. Meinhardt currently wears three hats in her roles as special education coordinator, technology coordinator and half-time Central Montcalm Elementary School principal.

A fourth hat was added at a special meeting Wednesday night as the school board voted unanimously to name Meinhardt as interim superintendent.

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Central Montcalm Public School votes against privatizing noninstructional services

The Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education voted against outsourcing noninstructional services at their May 28 meeting.

In a 6-0 vote, with Trustee Mike Barnwell absent, the board voted against privatization and discussed other options for the delivery of non-instructional services.

Members of Sheridan’s VFW were honored with a standing ovation as they marched the parade route down main street at Monday’s Sheridan Springfest Grand Parade. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Sheridan Springfest celebrates ‘peace and freedom’ of Memorial Day

Under a warm sun and beautiful blue sky, near a park where people picnicked and children played, a group gathered in a park on Monday and remembered. Members of Lester J. Sitts VFW Post 5065 led a memorial service at Pearl Lake beach area where they paid tribute to fallen soldiers. The Central Montcalm High School band, under the direction of Matt Reed, provided patriotic music.

Students from kindergarten through fifth grade enthusiastically waved flags and looked for special family members while the high school band played introductory music at the 35th annual We Love America Parade at Central Montcalm High School on Friday. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Kids march in red, white and blue for 35th annual Annual We Love America Parade

“O say can you see by the dawn’s early light, what so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight …” Those words were penned on an envelope in Francis Scott Key’s pocket as he sat in a prison on an English warship, witnessing a battle for freedom.

The Central Montcalm class of 2014 let their caps fly at the end of Sunday’s graduation ceremony before they proceed to exit the of the gymnasium one last time. — Daily News/Kyle Wilson

108 graduate from Central Montcalm High School on Sunday (PHOTOS)

Central Montcalm High School principal Tony Petersen told the 108 graduating seniors that they would always be Green Hornets, but it was the district’s superintendent that advised them to be “be ready.”

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Greenville Public Schools calendar still under scope

The Greenville Public Schools alternate calendar committee recently completed a six-month study on options for the school calendar, and presented their findings to the school board at Monday’s meeting.

Kate (Laura Thompson) and Laurie (Mindy Crouse) listen as Jesus (Ben Crouse) explains His story. The trio are the main actors in "What if Sunday had not come?" an Easter presentation performed by Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Stanton. (Daily News | Lori Hansen)

Trinity Church hosts Easter play Friday and Sunday

On Sunday, many will don the new dresses, or have a big family dinner or search for dyed boiled eggs. These are all traditions reserved for Easter Sunday.