As the end of July nears, so does final summer preparation for the upcoming high school football season. On Tuesday at Legacy Field in Greenville, four teams competed in a 7-on-7 passing camp, some for the final time this summer. The host Yellow Jackets welcomed the Lakeview Wildcats, Carson City-Crystal Eagles and Fulton Pirates on a beautiful, yet windy evening.
The Greenville Classic softball tournament is still on — somewhat. According to Greenville Parks and Recreation Director Kris Berry, the co-ed tournament has been canceled due to lack of interest. The men’s tournament will continue.
A Belding woman was injured this morning in a two-vehicle accident after she failed to stop behind a vehicle waiting to turn into a driveway.
Today Neil Rankin has one week under his belt as this village’s new manager. Rankin, 37, officially took on village manager duties last Tuesday after the Edmore Village Council unanimously voted to hire him earlier this month. He will earn an annual salary of $45,000 to work 32 hours per week.
As the Tivoli Garden Beer Tent will not be held during this year’s 49th annual Danish Festival, downtown businesses and the city prepare for where festival goers might spend their time. Danish Festival Executive Director Pamela Jorae stated it was declining numbers that caused the event to be canceled.
News that there will be no Tivoli Gardens beer tent during Danish Festival this year certainly sparked a lot of comment on The Daily News Facebook page. While we don’t yet know why the choice was made to eliminate this event from the schedule, we can understand why some may be disappointed.
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Commissioners on the Montcalm County Finance & Personnel Committee are working to distinguish “wants” from “needs” as they plan the 2013-2014 fiscal year budget. Committee members met on July 15 and again on Monday to review numerous requests from county department heads. The requests are first being sorted into what is truly needed. The needed requests will then be prioritized at a future meeting.
With just a few weeks before the start of the high school football season, the Lakeview Wildcats continue summer preparation with new head coach Sean Rinehart. Rinehart, a Michigan native, has spent the past several years in North Carolina coaching the same sport. Now, for the first time he is in charge of his own program and loving every minute of it.
The Belding Basketball Academy has been a week long camp for area youths the past few years. This year, camp director and Belding High School principal Brett Zuver is trying something different with the Belding Family Basketball Academy. This camp is a one day only camp that will feature kids along with their parents.