Lori Hansen


CM gets organized, plans goal-setting workshop

It took the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education only 29 minutes to conduct two meetings Monday evening. The first meeting — the annual organizational meeting — named school district attorneys, Title IX coordinators, a homeless liaison and established a regular monthly meeting schedule.

Miss Michigan KT Maviglia presents Emily Smith of Greenville with the Pam Eldred Community Service award, a $2,000 prize at the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant on Saturday at the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts in Muskegon. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Greenville woman first runner-up at last weekend’s Miss Michigan pageant

“It all started with the Miss Danish Festival Pageant!” Two local women, Lauren Walsh as Miss Danish Festival and Emily Smith, Miss Danish Festival 2013 and reigning Miss Pride of the Peninsulas, were among 34 contestants seeking the crown Saturday at the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant at the Frauenthal Center of Performing Arts in Muskegon.


Central Montcalm school board approves next year’s budget

As the empty halls reflect the fact that school has been out for nearly 10 days, the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education still had business to finish before it could wrap up its school year. The board, meeting in the high school media center Monday night, approved by a 7-0 vote final amendments to the 2014-2015 general fund and food service budgets before moving on to approve the proposed 2015-2016 budget.

Miss Danish Festival 2014 Lauren Walsh welcomed admirers and well-wishers at a Miss Michigan send-off party, prior to leaving for a week-long Miss Michigan competition in Muskegon. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Greenville woman competing in Miss Michigan pageant

Lauren Walsh was no stranger to the stage when she competed in the Miss Danish Festival pageant last August. She was, however, new to the world of pageants, with that contest being her only pageant. Winning that title has permitted Walsh, 18, a recent Greenville High School graduate, the privilege of competing in the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant.

Anthony Youn

Dr. Anthony Youn honored as GHS Outstanding Alumnus

In the 1970s and 80s, Greenville didn’t have much ethnic diversity and things haven’t changed much, said Dr. Anthony Youn at the 126th annual Greenville Alumni Association meeting and dinner Saturday night at the Greenville High School cafeteria.

Proudly wearing red, white and blue, a young group of people at Monday’s Sheridan Springfest show their support for military veterans and awaited candy tossed at them by many of the Grand Parade entries. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Community supports veterans at Sheridan Springfest

Memorial Day is not about politics, it is not about conflicts, it is not about parades and bands. It is about the sacrifices made for freedom, according to Pastor Philip Van Dop of First Congregational Church of Sheridan, who spoke at a Memorial Day service at Lester J. Sitts VFW Post 5065 in Sheridan on Monday.

Lindsey, Hailey and Kelly Olger will reign as Sheridan Springfest royalty this weekend after winning the titles of princess, queen and junior princess at the Springfest pageant Thursday. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Sheridan sisters rule over Springfest

When Hailey Olger was 5 years old, she won the Sheridan Springfest junior princess contest. She was also the only contestant. History has a way of repeating itself.

Mindi McKay, Marilyn McDougall, Susan Wyckoff McFarland, Springfest Queen Hailey Olger and court Lindsey Olger and Kelly Olger stand in front of Sheridan's new historic mural. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Mural pays homage to Sheridan’s history

A familiar saying for brides is, “Something old and something new…” The two have become one in this village, just in time for this weekend’s Springfest.


Central Montcalm school board considers certificates for CI students

One day after graduating its class of 2015, the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education turned its focus on to the next school year. On Monday night, the school board discussed issuance of certificates of completion and next school year’s budget. Rather than receiving a diploma for graduating, students who have severe cognitive learning impairments often receive a certificate of completion, Superintendent Amy Meinhardt explained.

From left, Nicole Marsh, Paige Wood and Danish exchange student Nicoline Hansen were some of the many young women who enjoyed the photo booth at the Greenville High School Senior Girls Tea at Greenville Community Church on Wednesday. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Greenville High School senior girls gather for tea

As a graduating senior, Michelle McKormick didn’t know what she wanted to do after high school. She went to Central Michigan University and soon picked a job at the CMU radio station doing traffic reports — on a campus where most kids had bikes.