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Luverne Dickinson Adamson, right, with the help of her husband, unveils this year’s Danish Festival mural, with the theme of ‘The Flea and the Professor” at Preferred Credit Union in Greenville Friday.

Danish Festival mural artist studies theme’s story to capture the essence of it

To paint the last five consecutive Danish Festival murals, Luverne Dickinson Adamson has started out the same way.

She starts by reading the story the Danish Festival theme is based on. This year, it is

“The Flea and the Professor,” by Hans Christian Andersen.

Then, she reads the story again. And again. And again. Eventually, she really gets to know the story and can understand it in a way that helps her capture the essence of it to put down in paint, which she can then confidently display in town.


Montcalm County emergency services on display at open house

Local emergency service departments will host an open house Saturday to showcase the many services they provide.

The public services house will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at 655 N. State St. and will feature the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office, Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services, Montcalm County Central Dispatch and the Road Commission for Montcalm County.


O-K hoops survey suggests change, but more study coming

GREENVILLE — An O-K Conference basketball survey has some interesting themes running through it. The survey, conducted during the 2015-2016 high school basketball season, overwhelmingly asks for girls basketball to be played first in Friday doubleheader situa-tions. The survey included a wide cross-section of viewpoints. According to the survey, par-ents of high school players made [...]

Volunteers and employees with the Mid-Michigan District Health Department work together during a preparedness exercise at Central Montcalm High School on Wednesday as officials gather in the center of the gymnasium to evaluate the exercise. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Health department hosts emergency preparedness exercise

Be it a medical epidemic or a release of harmful chemicals by terrorists, preparing for the worst of outcomes is not only important, but required for the Mid-Michigan District Health Department (MMDHD). On Wednesday morning, officials with the department did necessary steps to do just that — be prepared — by staging an emergency preparedness exercise.

Central Montcalm’s Shalie Shank bumps during a practice at the alumni-JV camp Tuesday.

CM alums help out at JV camp

STANTON — While the Central Montcalm varsity volleyball team was away at a camp this week, the JV team had a camp of their own at the high school. The camp had some very special teachers. The more than 20 campers were taught by former varsity volleyball coach Amy Tasker, and she brought in some [...]

The former Springrove Variety building, located at 310 S. Lafayette St. in Greenville, has been purchased by Davide Uccello, who co-owns Flo’s Pizzeria Ristorante & Sports Bar with his brother Dan Uccello. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Davide Uccello buys former Springrove Variety building

One building at a time, Davide Uccello is transforming his ever-growing interest in this community’s downtown into a physical reality. When Springrove Variety closed its doors in 2015 after nearly 20 years of business, it left a wide, vacant storefront exposed along S. Lafayette Street in downtown Greenville.


JUST IN: Wyoming man killed in hit and run

A Wyoming man who was walking along a road early this morning was struck and killed by a motorcyclist.


Funeral Notices for July 22, 2016

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, July 22, 2016

Courtesy photo/Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home

Man dies in motorcycle accident, body found 2 days later

A local man died in a motorcycle-tree accident Sunday night, but his body wasn’t discovered until Tuesday evening.

Liam Dailey, 9, left, is about to be taken down by Lucas Rowley, 9, during the “Schmidt Intense Camp” Monday night.

Greenville state placer holds first wrestling camp

GREENVILLE — Mike Schmidt has been wrestling for many years. Now he’s sharing some of the wrestling knowledge he’s gained over time. Schmidt, a 2013 graduate of Greenville, is holding the “ Schmidt Intense Camp” wrestling camp in the wrestling loft at Allinder Gym at Greenville High School. The camp ends today. Schmidt, who was [...]