Showing both horses and goats Tuesday morning and afternoon at the Montcalm County 4-H Fairgrounds, Corban Spittka was drenched from head to toe as heavy rains splashed down all around him. The dedicated 4-H’er, 15, of Sheridan, was having a difficult time showing his animals, as his horse was spooked and his goats were disturbed by the sights and sounds that the rainstorm brought with it.
Visitors to this year’s Montcalm County 4-H Fair midway can expect the “classic carnival” experience from one end to the other; from Ferris wheels to corn dogs, fair organizers anticipate a carnival at least as good as those experienced by fairgoers in the past.
The city of Greenville was awarded an $8,000 grant last week from the Greenville Area Community Foundation for maintenance work along the Fred Meijer Flat River Trail. The grant will help fund the recoating of railings along the boardwalk near Greenville Tool & Die on the south end of Greenville.
When Greenville High School Spanish teacher Erin DeWind decided she wanted to teach, it wasn’t to seek recognition. She just wanted to share her passion with others.
Airplanes lined the runway waiting for children to come and get their rides during Saturday morning’s Flying Eagles event at Greenville Municipal Airport.
“I’ll be back,” is a famous line from the movies, but it’s also the goal of two Greenville women after their weeklong adventure competing in the Miss Michigan Scholarship pageant at the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts in Muskegon.
Montcalm County’s kennel ordinance was updated last year with the goal of enacting stricter, more specific requirements. However, a number of dog owners think county officials are barking up the wrong tree.
The West Michigan Virtual School continues to grow in its second year, which was made evident Wednesday evening by the successes of 46 students who earned their high school diplomas through the educational institution. The virtual school, which began its local roots in Greenville in September 2012, launched with 17 students, 10 of them graduating last year.
As 246 Greenville High School graduates sat in their caps and gowns, about to step out of the North Gym and into the next phase of their lives, social studies teacher Michael Radcliffe challenged them to consider one question: What if?
After the economic downfall of 2008, companies specializing in skilled trades had a difficult time staying afloat. But while many closed, Greenville Tool & Die was able to keep its head above water and is now reaping the benefits of a resurgent automotive industry with a $5.25 million expansion project.