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49th annual Danish Festival underway

Turnout was good Thursday evening for the official start of this year’s Danish Festival. Held at Heritage Park, the event featured appearances by several area dignitaries, the Danish Festival queen and her court, the Danish Festival Band and this year’s grand marshal Katherine Hansen. Also on hand were members of Greenville’s VFW and American Legion posts, who presided over the flag raising ceremony.

This week, 12 selected educators from the Greenville Middle School participated in Verizon's 2013 Innovative Learning Schools program, which supplied the school with a $50,000 grant to provide funding for the program through workshops that demonstrated how educators can provide better education through technology. Lead Instructional Consultant Susan Brooks-Young (pictured here) and Instructional Consultant AJ Juliani explain how to be a “digital society.” — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Greenville receives grant to better student education through technology

Greenville Public Schools was one of 12 schools in the nations to be selected for the 2013 Innovative Learning Schools program through Verizon.

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One Book One County tour showcases Greenville gardens

If someone sends you sage, it’s polite to comment that you hope they, too, will live a long life. A gift of a coreopsis should make you smile. And if someone presents you with a rose, well, pucker up: someone loves you. If you’re fortunate enough to receive a “Tussie Mussie,” you’d better get out your flora-to-English dictionary, because there’s a message buried there between all those stems and petals.

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M-57 construction samples use of crumb rubber on major roads

Many local drivers will be testing out a new type of asphalt that could be used throughout the rest of the state in future road projects.

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Dar Morgan’s final wish granted to see Legacy Field

For months, Dar Morgan would stroll around the building site of Legacy Field in Greenville as construction workers kept busy erecting walls and moving dirt in an effort to build the new football stadium through the autumn and winter months of 2011. A Greenville High School graduate who played football at Black Field, Morgan couldn’t travel far from his sister Tami Morgan-Stump’s residence at the end of West Tyler Street because he had a battery-powered left ventricle assisted device (LVAD) aiding his weakened heart.

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‘Rhythm on the River’ summer concert series begins in Greenville

The Greenville High School Jazz Band, along with the Greenville Middle School Jazz Band, kicked off the season’s Rhythm on the River concert series Thursday evening at Tower Riverside Park in Greenville. Concerts will continue every thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the park throughout the summer.

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Judge dismisses child abuse charges against Greenville mother

Child abuse charges were dismissed Thursday against the mother of a toddler who remains on life support. Samantha Slater and Benjamin Wilkins, both 26 and both of Greenville, were each charged with first-degree and second-degree child abuse of Slater’s 2-year-old daughter Brooklyn Weimer, who has been hospitalized in intensive care with severe abdominal and head injuries since March 24.

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Child abuse court hearing adjourned after witness passes out

A child abuse court hearing was adjourned again today after a witness passed out while testifying on the stand in 64B District Court. Samantha Slater and Benjamin Wilkins, both 26 and both of Greenville, are each charged with first-degree and second-degree child abuse of Slater’s 2-year-old daughter Brooklyn Weimer.

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High water: Heavy rain leads to local flooding, road closures (PHOTOS)

Mark Christensen hasn’t seen flooding like this since 1986. The managing director of the Road Commission for Montcalm County and his crew were out all day and night Thursday and are continuing to work today to re-open about 16 roads that have been closed due to high waters. “It’s been challenging, to say the least,” Christensen said. “We have numerous roads closed around the county due to culvert failure and heavy rains. There’s high water everywhere you look.”

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Greenville runner shaken but OK after Boston Marathon explosions

When Jeramy Duffield crossed the finish line at the Boston Marathon, he got a little teary-eyed. “It’s every runner’s dream to cross the finish line at the Boston Marathon,” he said. Just moments after, Jeramy and his wife, Tiffany, both of Greenville, experienced strong emotions of another sort.