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.
Eight Greenville High School students will be heading to Nashville, Tenn., to compete at the DECA International Career Development Conference. The students who will be competing are Devin Fike, 16, Drew Gatchel, 17, Kyleigh Platt, 18, Logan MacMillen, 18, Danielle Mahar, 18, Olivia Sowerby, 17, Linsie Thorlund, 17, and Kinsey Golden, 18.
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.
Here’s a list of local Easter egg hunts and related events in Montcalm County and surrounding areas.
Eliminate Animal Control?
Merge the Equalization Department and the Register of Deeds Department?
Give county parks back to local townships?
A “stinky dumpster” is apparently holding up unanimous support for all things Danish on the Greenville City Council. The council voted Tuesday evening to approve the closing of E. Cass Street, from N. Lafayette to S. Clay streets, from 5 p.m. July 14 until 11:30 a.m. July 15 for the annual Danish Festival Open Air Breakfast.
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.
Members of the Greenville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to purchase new printers to be placed at various city department buildings.
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.