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.
In the winter game of snow days played by local school districts, every card in the hand has officially been played. With nearly three weeks remaining in the winter season, there isn’t a single school district within The Daily News coverage area that hasn’t exhausted the entirety of its allocated six snow days by the state government.
If someone were to mention a place with 12 handles of craft beer on a regular rotation schedule — including an award winner — a mug club membership with exclusive benefits, and beers boasting local ingredients, it’s probably assumed that place is in Grand Rapids.
That assumption, in this case, would be wrong.
If this winter came in like a lamb, then it is going out like a lion.
A winter storm has covered all of Montcalm County in up to 11 inches of snow and closed all of the area’s schools and county offices on Thursday, with many opting to close early on Wednesday before the storm hit full force.
In the event of a natural or human-caused emergency, this community will be ready to step in and provide aid. The Greenville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening, with Councilman Lloyd Scoby absent, to authorize membership in the Michigan Water and Wastewater Agency Response Network (MiWarn).
In order to prevent damage to Greenville’s downtown streetscape, a number of trees were recently removed along N. Lafayette Street. With all of the trees previously located within flower bed planter boxes now reduced to stumps, ideas are coming forth to replace them.
Rylie Whitten walked through a set of doors Thursday evening that she has passed through countless times before, and yet, this particular instance felt strange, and somehow, unfamiliar. It had been since December that the Greenville High School sophomore, 15, had last entered the school, since she had previously walked through the corridors of purple and gold, surrounded by her friends, classmates and teachers.
Students are always learning in the present — from math to science and history to English — each day spent in a classroom can be described as a form of investment.
The key, however, is knowing how to apply that present-day investment and use it to build toward a brighter future.
As the bell rings signaling the start of the school day, Rylie Whitten should be tuning her violin for orchestra class. By lunchtime, she should be sitting with her fellow sophomore friends, eating and sharing laughs in the commons areas.
When school is closed and snow is in abundance, there is one place that Greenville children refer to as their winter sanctuary — Tower Mountain Park. Riding on a sled and rushing down the steep slopes within the 10-acre park is an activity so synonymous with the winter season, it could very well be considered a right of passage for local youths.