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The Greenville Area Car show started 10 years ago as a way to attract people to and show off the city’s downtown. Since then it has quadrupled in size, bringing in car enthusiasts from all across the area. — Courtesy photo

When the Greenville Area Car Show held its first event 10 years ago, it was lucky if it had 50 cars line the streets. A decade later, the show has quadrupled in size and draws car enthusiasts from throughout Montcalm County and surrounding areas.

Ionia and Montcalm county land auction set for Monday

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Friday, August 1st, 2014

Properties will be sold for just a fraction of their value at the annual Ionia and Montcalm county minimum bid land auction Monday.

Annual downtown Greenville car show continues to grow

Posted in: G.Slider, Local, News Top Story Thursday, July 31st, 2014

When the Greenville Area Car Show held its first event 10 years ago, it was lucky if it had 50 cars line the streets. A decade later, the show has quadrupled in size and draws car enthusiasts from throughout Montcalm County and surrounding areas.

Operation School Supplies going strong in fourth year

Posted in: G.Slider, Local, News Top Story Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Believe it or not, another school year is just around the corner and area organizations are teaming up to provide local students in need with back-to-school supplies. The Operation School Supplies program accepts donated supplies and provides them to hundreds of students in Greenville-area schools.

Sports
Greenville cornerback Eric Plate, right, checks a Lakeview receiver off the line during Tuesday’s passing camp at Legacy Field. The first official football practice in Aug. 11.

What a difference a week makes. A week ago, the temperature was more reminiscent of late-September (mid-60s). On Tuesday, the temperature felt like summer again (upper 80s).

THE REVIEW: The healing power of baseball

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

There’s just something about a baseball field. While other sports carry their own traditions, baseball embodies a nostalgia for its rich history and maintains the ability to reach generation after generation. Father to son, grandfather to granddaughter. Each time a story is told, the home runs get longer, and the catches more elaborate.

Lakeview competes vs. GHS at passing camp

Posted in: High School, High School, Sports Top News Thursday, July 24th, 2014

What a difference a week makes. A week ago, the temperature was more reminiscent of late-September (mid-60s). On Tuesday, the temperature felt like summer again (upper 80s).

Whitecap makes good with second chance

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

As the name of Wynton Bernard echoes through the concourse at Fifth Third Ballpark, his purposeful jog out to take his position in the outfield is something that is sure to not lose its significance to him or the fans any time soon. As the youngest of three sons to Walter and Janet Bernard, the Poway, Calif. native’s journey to pursue the game of baseball became a family affair from the beginning.

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  • Bat expert sheds light on his winged friends at Greenville’s Optimist Camp

    Monday, July 28th, 2014
    Posted in: G.Slider, Local, News Top Story

    The 50th anniversary celebration of the Greenville Optimist Camp got a visit Saturday from the batman … no, not that one. Rob Mies, the executive director and co-founder of the Organization for Bat Conservation, gave those in attendance an hour-long presentation on bats, complete with a cameo by a trio of the winged mammals.

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  • 2014 Greenville Danish Festival mural unveiled

    Saturday, July 26th, 2014
    Posted in: Greenville

    When residents and visitors alike stroll past the new Danish Festival mural that now hangs alongside its predecessors, they will catch sight of a young peasant girl who boasts an expression of pure joy, warmth and happiness.

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  • BUSINESS BEAT: Shorty’s Sugar Shack a beacon of community gathering

    Saturday, July 26th, 2014
    Posted in: Greenville, Lakeview

    It has been open only a little over a month, yet the new ice cream business, Shorty’s Sugar Shack, has accumulated many heart-felt stories already.

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  • New Lincoln Heights principal ready to help students explore

    Friday, July 25th, 2014
    Posted in: G.Slider, Local, News Top Story

    In her several years in education, new Lincoln Heights Elementary School Principal Katy Beebe lives for that moment when it all clicks for her students. “It’s awesome to watch those light bulbs come on and kids learn,” said Beebe, who will replace Michelle Blaszczynski, who took over as the Greenville district’s chief academic officer for the retiring Diane Brissette. “I love kids and I love to spend time with kids.”

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