As the final days of summer vacation dwindle, the need for school supplies increases. That need was met for 364 children during Saturday’s fourth annual Operation School Supplies distribution at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church.
“Don’t Rain on My Parade” was the song Allison Harrison chose to sing for her talent phase of the Miss Belding Scholarship competition. That may be her motto for the year now that she has been chosen as Miss Belding 2014 and will reign over not only the Labor Day festivities but also will represent her hometown at various parades and community events this next year.
New Central Montcalm Public School Superintendent Chuck Muncatchy sat in on his first school board meeting Wednesday night and watched as the board approved hiring a new high school principal, six new teachers and an athletic trainer to help the district be ready for the influx of students at the start of the new school year.
Though the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education is still finalizing details of the new superintendent contract, Charles Muncatchy has already started working as the district’s new leader.
Danish Festival visitors could have covered a lot of miles in the area on Sunday with activities ranging from Danish Heritage Church service at South Sidney Church in the morning, to geocaching in Greenville and the Family Trail Walk and Ugly Duckling race at Jackson’s Landing in the evening.
With less than three weeks left before the start of a new school year, the Greenville Public School Board of Education enjoyed a lull between seasons and took action on only one item at their Monday evening meeting.
When Lauren Walsh was on stage at the Miss Danish Festival Scholarship Pageant, she said it didn’t feel like a competition. In her very first pageant, Walsh, 17, looked very at ease Saturday night at the Greenville High School Performing Arts Center stage as she and three other young women competed for the title of Miss Danish Festival 2014.
Alicia Gatchel had the opportunity of a lifetime when she spent one week in Orlando, Florida, representing her home state at the Miss America Outstanding Teen pageant. As the Miss Michigan Outstanding Teen, a title earned in June, Gatchel, of Greenville, competed against 52 other young women from around the country, plus Washington DC, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.
Hailey Hollenbeck was considering trying the Miss Stanton Scholarship pageant, but was hesitant. Her mom and her sisters, including her twin sister Hannah, encouraged her to go for it.
Mary Dyer attended Montcalm Community College (MCC) in the 1970s and has some great memories of being a student of the Sidney school. Dyer, now of San Diego, remembers hearing talk then of the historical buildings that were going to be located near campus. Dyer was one of the large crowd of guests who visited the Montcalm Heritage Village during the three-day Heritage Village Festival this weekend, celebrating the 28th year a small band of volunteers has faithfully put together the unique, hands-on celebration.