As Bob Dylan, even at his current age of 74, might put it, “The times they are a’changing.” Nowhere is that more evident in recent months than the Greenville Area Senior Center.
After more than a year of hard work, planning and dedication, Central Montcalm High School’s marching band finally looks as good as it sounds. Sporting new uniforms in public for the first time, the band performed a rousing halftime show at Thursday night’s football game.
For decades, the village of Lakeview’s name has been something of a misnomer. There’s a lake there, sure, but — except for the handful of residents who actually live on Tamarack’s shores — it has gone mostly unseen and unnoticed.
Organizers put a great deal of work into this year’s Potato Festival. This past weekend, that effort paid off in spades as hundreds of locals and visitors alike gathered to honor the noble tuber, a staple of the area’s economy for decades.
The Danish Festival Band, led by Director Keith Hudson, leads the group during a performance Thursday evening at Tower Riverside Park in Greenville.
Cool temperatures and the threat of rain did little to dissuade the Tower Riverside Park audience from turning out in force.
There was a time when the annual Potato Festival was a Really Big Deal. If organizer Sandy Jordan has her way, that’s going to be the case again, starting with this year’s festivities, which get underway today through Sunday.
If you haven’t been to Stanton in a while, you haven’t been to Stanton. In recent months, the city’s downtown has undergone something of a renaissance. Not only have new businesses come into town, they’ve thrived.
A recent $100,000 donation from the Padden family to the Lakeview Area Community Fund (LACF) is already paying dividends to the village.
It was a simple mistake, but one that conceivably could have spelled trouble for this village, had it not been caught — literally — in the nick of time.
In January, the Lakeview Village Council voted to move forward with the sale of a property on Townline Lake that had previously been donated to the village by Wells Fargo. Proceeds from the sale were to have been used, potentially, for the purchase of new snow removal equipment.
About 58 percent of students attending Lakeview Community Schools qualify for free and reduced lunches. That equates to a lot of local families that could, from time to time, use a little assistance.
At 4:30 p.m. Thursday, that assistance will arrive at the old elementary school gym, 124 Sixth St. in the form of a Feeding America food truck.