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Greenville school board OKs food workers for possible summer camp employment

Most Greenville Public Schools personnel will have a summer break. Those two or three months of no work often means no paycheck. The Greenville Board of Education on Monday night approved an opportunity for some employees of the food service department to earn some extra wages over the summer and help a local camp feed its campers.

Molly McAlvey of Carson City was named this year’s Frontier Days queen. She and her court include first runner-up Kelsey Dennis, Junior Princess Haley DePue and Princess Jelynn Staff, will participate at various events throughout the Frontier Days celebration, which is June 5-8. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Musical teen crowned Carson City Frontier Days queen

Molly McAlvey was encouraged to run for the Carson City Frontier Days queen last year. Instead, she waited one more year. The choice paid off.

Hallways were filled with spectators, and artwork, at Thursday’s annual Central Montcalm Education Showcase. Daily News/Lori Hansen

Student talent on display at Central Montcalm Education Showcase

Spectators think nothing of it when they wait in line to get into a basketball arena or a football stadium to watch their favorite team. They are excited to see what their team can do. That same excitement was visible last Thursday ight at the 40th annual Education Showcase at the Central Montcalm Middle School-High School complex.

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Weather hits Greenville Public Schools finances

The excessive number of snow days have not only hurt instructional time for the students of Greenville Public Schools, but have also created a financial storm as well.

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Kids ‘grow and blossom’ in Central Montcalm’s multi-age class

The Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education heard a presentation Wednesday concerning the first semester of a new multi-age classroom at Central Montcalm Elementary School. The board also agreed to begin a search for a full-time principal for that building.

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Central Montcalm sees improving numbers

Like a wobbly gait of a toddler, Central Montcalm Public School took baby steps in the right direction. On Wednesday evening, the school board approved amendments to two different funds after hearing from Chief School Business Official Ron Simon that the district had gained revenue in both the general fund and food service fund.

First runner up Emily Webster, left, and 2014 Michigan Apple Queen, Elizabeth Wittenbach. — Courtesy photo

Belding woman crowned Michigan Apple Queen

BELDING — Elizabeth Wittenbach of Belding has grown up as part of the apple industry. Her grandparents, Ed and Linda Wittenbach, and her parents, Mike and Marnie, are growers at Wittenbach Orchards on 225 acres in Belding that began as a dairy farm. Elizabeth, 19, will now represent both the apple industry and her family’s [...]

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Greenville schools aim to update some policies

The Greenville Public Schools Board of Education considered policy changes on behavior, bugs and conflict of interest during its Monday night meeting at the Central Services Office. The policy changes were presented for information-only purposes and will be voted on at the next regular meeting. All three were slight changes more in wording than the policy itself.

Reagan Johnson, 3, of Stanton, talks to Santa Claus. Not only did she share what she would like to receive, but she also asked Santa what he would like for Christmas. — Courtesy photo

MCC’s Heritage Village Holiday offered guest old-fashioned Christmas-themed events

Light snowflakes were fluttering down as groups of carolers, donned in Victorian garb, sang Christmas songs to those strolling past. The scene was not only one from a Charles Dickens novel, but also one at the Montcalm Community College’s Heritage Village, the locale of the Heritage Village Holiday on Sunday afternoon. Formerly known as Santa’s Super Sunday, the 32nd annual event draws in hundreds of residents from all around Montcalm County.

Addison Howard of Greenville and Lainey Van Hoose of Howard City work with Lee Hansen of Greenville to seal bag the filled bags at the Kids Against Hunger event at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Saturday. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Kids Against Hunger bags food for hungry children

They were gathered, laughing and talking, but it was not a celebration. They were working, side by side, local folks representing 12 different organizations in the area, to help feed hungry children through a Kids Against Hunger event.