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Campers glide over the open water in canoes as part of their activities at Optimist Camp. — Courtesy photo

Optimist Camp (Wah-Wah-Tay-See) celebrates 50 years in Greenville

It was the summer of 1964 and for the first time Camp Wah-Wah-Tay-See opened its doors to the special education students of the Greenville area. It offered them the experience of camping, the chance to meet new people, and most importantly it gave them a chance to have fun in the great outdoors. The brainchild of Jerry Hansen, a then special education teacher in Greenville, Wah-Wah-Tay-See, now known as Optimist Camp, brought in eight students the first summer.

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Funeral Notices for July 12, 2014

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The Greenville Planning Commission recommended to City Council the approval of language changes to downtown residency regulations, which would make it easier for upstairs rental units downtown. The commission Thursday moved the request along to council, which will hold a public hearing Tuesday on the matter. After months of discussion on occupancy requirements in the Commercial-3 (C-3) zone, Planning Commission has supported new language for leaving more decision making to building owners. Pictured, from left, are Chair David Ralph, Vice Chair Mike Gustin and Commissioner Jeanne Cunliffe. (Daily News | Curtis Wildfong)

Special use permits may no longer be needed for downtown upstairs rentals in Greenville

The Greenville Planning Commission recommended to City Council the approval of language changes to downtown residency regulations, which would make it easier for upstairs rental units downtown.

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Funeral Notices for Friday, July 11, 2014

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Trey Conner from the Grand Rapids Drive gives a motivational speech to basketball campers on Thursday at Greenville High School as part of the Zach Ingles Basketball Skill camp.

Ingles hosts 8th annual basketball skills camp

Zach Ingles just wants to see area kids in the gym, more specifically, being active. For the eighth consecutive summer, the former Greenville Yellow Jacket basketball star, hosted his basketball skills camp at Greenville High School.

Central Montcalm’s Oryan Wetherington gets ready to field a ground ball during a game last year. The Hornets finished the season 12-21-1 this year.

Central Montcalm baseball coach happy with season

Central Montcalm’s baseball team was 12-21-1 this spring, but coach Bob Luginbuhl was still happy with the season. “I was pretty pleased with our level of play,” Luginbuhl said. “I thought we improved as the season went on, starting after the Lakeview loss. After the Lakeview loss in mid-May, we took off after that. We beat some teams with good records after that. That was a stepping stone, so to speak.”

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JUST IN: Greenville Planning Commission moves amended downtown rental requirements on to Council

The Greenville Planning Commission recommended to City Council the approval of language changes to downtown residency regulations which would make it easier for upstairs rental units downtown.

Former Stanton resident Gregory Patten, left, talks with a fellow DNR officer at an awards ceremony held in June in Lansing. Patten was named Shikar-Safari International’s Wildlife Officer of the Year. Each year the organization recognizes the service of natural resources officials in the United States and Canada. — Courtesy photo

Former Stanton man named DNR Officer of the Year

Growing up in Stanton and attending Central Montcalm High School, it was only natural Gregory Patten would develop an affinity for the outdoor life. The bucolic acres of corn and potatoes, the fallow fields, rivers and streams, they all spoke to Patten’s love of nature.

So perhaps it’s only natural that, well over three decades later, he should be named Shikar-Safari International’s Wildlife Officer of the Year.

Franz Mogdis has been executive director of the Montcalm Alliance since 1997. — File photo

JUST IN: Longtime Montcalm Alliance executive director resigns

The longtime leader of Montcalm County’s economic development is stepping down as the organization heads in a new direction.

Franz Mogdis is resigning as executive director of the Montcalm Alliance after 17 years. His resignation is effective July 31.

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Greenville birthday party to benefit battered women

If you see enough bad over the course of a few years, you really begin to appreciate the good things in life: a loving family, healthy children, emotional stability.
This Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Transitions Counseling Services in Greenville, outpatient therapist Sue Ellen Pabst — who has heard more than her share of domestic violence horror stories — plans to celebrate all the good things in her own life with a public birthday party … a really big birthday party, to which the entire community is invited.