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2016 Danish Festival Grand Marshals Ruth Reed, left, and Marvel Linnan, smile and wave to the crowd during the Grand Dansk Parade Saturday. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Ann Bigler sat on West Cass Street Saturday morning, anxiously awaiting the start of the 2016 Danish Festival Grand Dansk Parade with her children, grandchildren and even great-grandchildren. It has long been a tradition in their family to visit the festival, browse around downtown and at Veterans Park and, of course, watch the parade.

Greenville teen joins Montcalm Township fire cadet program

Posted in: Local Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Jacob Visser, isn’t just getting ready for his junior year at Greenville High School and working at Plastisource. He’s also joining Montcalm Township’s fire cadet program.

Flat River Medical trains aspiring medical workers

Posted in: Business Beat Monday, August 22nd, 2016

After working as a nurse for 10 years, Melody Teegardin decided to open Flat River Medical on Lafayette Street in Greenville in October 2015. She had previous experience in nursing education. She received her master’s degree in nursing with an emphasis on education in 2012. She taught registered nurses (RN) and licensed practical nurses (LPN) as well as an occasional certified nursing assistant (CNA) program at a community college. Then, she went on to teach a CNA program for the Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center on the southeast side of Grand Rapids serving at-risk youth hoping to become CNAs.

Grand Dansk Parade an annual family tradition for many (PHOTOS)

Posted in: G.Slider, Local, News Top Story Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Ann Bigler sat on West Cass Street Saturday morning, anxiously awaiting the start of the 2016 Danish Festival Grand Dansk Parade with her children, grandchildren and even great-grandchildren. It has long been a tradition in their family to visit the festival, browse around downtown and at Veterans Park and, of course, watch the parade.

Sports
Liam Dailey, 9, left, is about to be taken down by Lucas Rowley, 9, during the “Schmidt Intense Camp” Monday night.

GREENVILLE — Mike Schmidt has been wrestling for many years. Now he’s sharing some of the wrestling knowledge he’s gained over time. Schmidt, a 2013 graduate of Greenville, is holding the “ Schmidt Intense Camp” wrestling camp in the wrestling loft at Allinder Gym at Greenville High School. The camp ends today. Schmidt, who was [...]

Greenville, Belding coaches focus on maintaining game plan, keeping adrenaline in check

Posted in: Local, Local Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

The 2016 high school football season is set to begin this week, and what better way to get it started then a longtime rivalry game between Greenville and Belding.

The two teams, which have been playing each other for more than a century, will face off Thursday at Greenville’s Legacy Field, with a kick off time of 7 p.m.

Little mistakes lead to narrow defeat to Sparta for Greenville’s soccer team

Posted in: Local Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Improvement sometimes doesn’t equal a win in the game of soccer, but Greenville coach Jeremy Neve saw more good things from his team, despite falling to Sparta 1-0 at a home game Monday.

Cedar Springs’ Coy, Grand Rapids’ Cook winners in Danish Festival Road Race

Posted in: Local Monday, August 22nd, 2016

he course was paved, the scenery was great, and the runners were ready. The humidity, however, was the struggle. The 39th annual Danish Festival Road Race on Saturday started at 8.m. with temperatures already in the high 70s. The humidity level hovered in the mid-80s.

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  • Threat of tornado clears out Danish Festival

    Saturday, August 20th, 2016
    Posted in: G.Slider, Local, News Top Story

    Fear of a possible tornado drove throngs of people off the streets during the Danish Festival Saturday afternoon.
    A severe weather system worked its way north through Montcalm County, after first striking Ionia, Kent, Ottawa, Allegan and Van Buren counties where as many as 5 tornadoes touched down, resulting in extensive damage.

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  • New Greenville tennis coach brings plenty of passion

    Saturday, August 20th, 2016
    Posted in: Local

    If there is one word to describe Greenville’s new tennis coach, it’s passion. Joseph Conley may not come with a lot of coaching experience, but his players can expect just as much “go get it” attitude as they can dish out for the sport.

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  • Floating high without one tear

    Saturday, August 20th, 2016
    Posted in: Local

    Flames burst to life above my head as the ground gave way under my feet. All at once, I was floating through the air with nothing between me and the earth but a basket. I was up, up and away on my first ever hot air balloon ride, rising with the sun on Friday morning.

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  • Miss Danish Festival and Court add another feat — bed race champions

    Saturday, August 20th, 2016
    Posted in: Local

    Adults and kids lined Cass Street from Barry to S. Irving streets Friday night to watch the “Princess and the Pea” bed race.

    The audience was made up of former and current Montcalm County residents and first-time and veteran attendees.

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