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A carnival worker for Maple Leaf Amusements put together an attraction Monday afternoon at the Montcalm County 4-H Fairgrounds. This is Maple Leaf Amusements first year being the ride supplier for the fair. — Daily News/Kyle Wilson

Carnival will provide ‘classic’ midway experience at 4-H Fair

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.

Greenville this week was awarded an $8,000 grant 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 the city. — Daily News/Kyle Wilson

Greenville gets grant for work on Fred Meijer Flat River Trail

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.

Greenville High School Spanish teacher Erin DeWind was recently selected by the Michigan World Languages Association (MIWLA) as the World Languages Teacher of the Year for Michigan. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Greenville High School Spanish teacher wins statewide honor

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.

Both hailing from Greenville, Taylor Bretzke, front left, and Emily Smith, front right, competed among 34 contestants for the Miss Michigan title. Here they are following the opening dance number. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Greenville women enjoy Miss Michigan experience

“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.

Beagles run, jump and climb in excitement at Rick Snow’s kennels in Greenville. Snow says his kennels offer plenty of space and houses for each dog and he is concerned about Montcalm County kennel ordinance updates, which would require him to build a building to house his dogs. — Daily News/Kyle Wilson

Dog owners say Montcalm County kennel ordinance could do more harm than good

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.

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Pilot Carl Moore of Cedar Springs is pictured with Young Eagle pilots who completed their flight in his 1978 Piper Cherokee. This Saturday, the  Greenville Area Aviation Association is holding a day-long aviation event with free flights for interested youngsters. — Courtesy photo

Young Eagles event provides free flights for kids at Greenville airport

Now in its eighth year at the Greenville Municipal Airport, the Young Eagles I Can Fly event puts children in the seat of a private aircraft to show them exactly what it’s like to fly. Put on by the Greenville Area Aviation Association (GAAA), Saturday’s event will pair any children ages 8 to 17 interested in a flight with an experienced pilot, who will take to the skies to give a first-hand look at aviation.

The Eureka Township Board decided to conduct a complete overlay of a half mile stretch of Baldwin Lake Road after hearing Kent County will not be able to assist in funding roadwork needed on West County Line Road. From left, Trustee Elaine Pendrick, Treasurer Cindy Hanson, Supervisor Rodney Roy and Clerk Linda Ruwersma discuss the project.
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Eureka Township adds Baldwin Lake Road to project list

This township’s board didn’t get the answer it was hoping for when it asked Kent County Road Commission if it would share in the cost of much-needed repair to West County Line Road, so it decided to instead go ahead with work on Baldwin Lake Road.

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Greenville boasts 4 state pageant hopefuls

Four Greenville women are Muskegon bound, each hoping to come home with a crown and a title as part of the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant. Miss Danish Festival Taylor Bretzke and Miss Greater Kalamazoo Emily Smith will face off against 32 other contestants in the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant with preliminary rounds on Thursday and Friday and a finals round on Saturday.

The 2014 graduating class of the West Michigan Virtual School consisted of 46 students from area school districts who received their high school diplomas. — Daily News/Cory Smith

46 students graduate from West Michigan Virtual School

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.

Two Carson City-Crystal graduating seniors had fun with the outlook of their future, decorating their graduation caps with the “To infinity and beyond” catchphrase from “Toy Story” character Buzz Lightyear during the class of 2014’s graduation ceremony Sunday. — Daily News/Ryan Schlehuber

CC-Crystal grads embodiment of confidence, success (Photo Gallery)

For many graduating seniors, there are memories, there are accomplishments and there are regrets. But, as senior Lindsay McClintic said during her speech at Carson City-Crystal’s graduation ceremony Sunday, there is no need for advice for her or her peers as they embark on life after high school. “From here on out, we will be facing many uncertainties in both the immediate and distant future,” McClintic said. “So when you think about it, uncertainty is just another word for opportunity.”