Looking out at the audience of about 70 high school students Friday, it was as if Justin Yost was looking through a mirror to a time he wishes he could return to. Standing in the gymnasium of Grattan Academy, the 32-year-old Greenville resident recounted the days of his own youth, a time before drug addiction led to a spiraling road full of destruction and despair.
On the Mount Rushmore of jazz music legends, a space will surely be forever reserved for the master of swing, Duke Ellington. One of the most influential musicians of his time, Ellington’s impression on the culture of early 20th century jazz had no bounds, spreading from coast to coast across America.
More than 3,600 Montcalm County residents were without power following an ice storm that began late Wednesday and continued through Thursday morning, accompanied by high winds and some snow. According to Consumers Energy, power also was out for 3,509 customers in Kent County, 2,745 in Newaygo County and 644 in Muskegon County.
Greenville High School’s 27th annual Collage Concert at the Performing Arts Center took place Tuesday evening.
Middle school students in Greenville are reaching out to peers with special needs in order to offer support and to help such students conquer the barriers they face. Two students enrolled in the peer-to-peer outreach classes, Cassandra Kleck, 12, and Luke Swanson, 13, presented to the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education during Monday evening’s meeting. Kleck and Swanson have been part of the program, which pairs participating students with different students who are dealing with disabilities, since before it was officially a class.
Anyone who has ever picked up a prescription at the Meijer store pharmacy on Greenville West Drive knows there’s room for improvement. Long lines are the norm, rather than the exception.
Noah Byrd has long acted as an unofficial ambassador to foreign exchange students at Grattan Academy, welcoming visitors from countries across the world with open arms.
As the 16-year-old junior sat among his peers Thursday — and a number of foreign exchange students whom he now calls close friends — it didn’t take long before the attention of everyone in the high school gymnasium turned to him.
The Michigan Education Corps, in affiliation with Americorps, has partnered with Meijer stores to help Greenville children in kindergarten through third grade become better readers.
As Michigan’s booming craft beer business continues to grow at a rapid pace, so too does the agricultural industry responsible for the ingredients that come together to create each cold, fresh beverage.
One of those in the industry witnessing a growth in land use and clientele is Hopyards of Kent, one of the largest family-owned hops farms in the state.
If it were up to the students at Greenville High School, the race for presidency would come down to Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Donald Trump. Greenville students had the option to vote in a mock primary Monday morning to make their picks for presidential candidates. Of the approximately 1,100 students, 636 students voted.