Members of Greenville’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) took a close look at some of the costs associated with the Gus Macker basketball tournament and Danish Festival at their regular meeting Tuesday morning.
This year, instead of feeding themselves during the Thanksgiving season, dozens of volunteers from several area congregations will do their part to help feed others. Led by Jeff Wilhelm, pastor of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church and the Greenville Ministerial Association, volunteers will meet from noon to 3 p.m. on Nov. 23 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on M-91 just south of Greenville to put together packages of food for distribution locally and to needy third world countries.
At the next concert in Lakeview’s Lakeside Park, the music will not only sound good, but — thanks to the installation of a new bandshell and myriad other improvements — it’s going to look good, too.
If things go as planned, Greenville could soon be home to a half-dozen brand new libraries. If that seems like literary overkill, it’s only because you haven’t seen the size of each planned library; about 2-by-2 feet.
The emerald ash borer is alive and well in Greenville and it was only a matter of time before the tree-destroying insect’s predations took their toll. By the time city workers finish removing the dying trees, there will be neighborhoods that are noticeably less “green” than they have been in the past.
Fifteen years ago Jalon Ekholm’s life trundled along like a well-oiled locomotive, each day following the next along tracks she had carefully mapped out in her mind. Her career in the Air Force was going well; she served at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in communications. Top-secret messages travelled through her hands on their way to military and civilian recipients.
The crime was abhorrent, unspeakably violent. The sort of thing that happens to somebody else, is written up in the papers and splashed across network news feeds, and is then promptly forgotten by most in favor of the “next big story.”
For the victim, however, forgetting is not an option.
When Jeff and Jane Trimper originally conceived of Maddie’s House Park, it was to be a barrier free playground created as a memorial to their daughter Madeline, who died at age 7 from a rare disease known as Metachromatic Lukodystrophy.
Planning for a future in which Stanton has more “green space” and possibly sports fields, the City Commission voted Tuesday evening to approve the purchase of a 6.2 acre parcel of land currently owned by Central Montcalm Community Church.
This year’s Harvest Festival in Howard City brought in hundreds of visitors from across the area to share in the city’s annual autumnal celebration. Many of the festival’s favorite offerings were back again and several new activities also were on the schedule.