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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Saturday’s crisp, cold weather brought out the bravest of brave “plungers” for the 8th annual Polar Plunge, as 130 participants jumped into the cold waters of Turk Lake, raising $40,500 for Special Olympics. The event has been held at Turk Lake for the past three years, with the first five years at Clifford Lake, but this year was by far the coldest plunge yet, according to event coordinator Jim Dennis.