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Members of the Betham Trucking tee ball team wave to the crowd as they make their way down Lincoln Avenue during last year’s Lakeview Summerfest parade. — File photo

Summerfest returns to Lakeview, bigger and better than ever

For village residents who still remember the “big” summer festivals of years past, this year’s Summerfest is going to be a trip down memory lane. Thanks to the hard work of the Lakeview’s Festival Board — which recently gained non-profit status — the festival is packed with offerings guaranteed to appeal to young and old alike.

New Tri County basketball coach Zach Ingles (in the white shirt) talks to his players before scrimmaging Charlotte Monday.

Tri County hoops takes part in summer scrimmage

Boys basketball season ended a mere three months ago. Tri County had its last day of high school Monday. Yet the high school gymnasium, along with the middle school gym, was abuzz with boys basketball, as the Vikings hosted five other teams in a spring scrimmage.

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Funeral Notices for June 10, 2015

Read funeral notices for Wednesday, June 10, 2015.

Jim Kersjes of Grand Rapids, a volunteer with the Muskegon River Watershed Assembly, prepares to help kayakers portage around fallen trees in the Tamarack Creek. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Traversing the Tamarack: Behind the scenes with a backyard treasure

A group representing the Muskegon River Watershed Assembly recently kayaked down a local tributary, and I went along for the ride. A banner boasting the epic title “Voyage of Discovery” was on display last Friday morning at Minnie Farmer Park on the east side of Howard City. The voyage covered about three miles of the Tamarack Creek from Minnie Farmer Park’s artesian well to Artman Park on Howard City’s west side.

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JUST IN: Sheridan Village Council considers youth coordinator

Members of the Village Council tonight discussed the possibility of establishing a “youth coordinator” to schedule hours and jobs for young volunteers willing to help out the Department of Public Works (DPW) with minor chores around town.

No Danish Festival is complete without the dedicated help of Linda and Joel VanHouten, this year’s grand marshals. The VanHoutens, pictured with their dog, Chance, have been deeply involved in the annual festival each year, especially with fine arts. — Daily News/ Ryan Schlehuber

Danish Festival grand marshals’ legacy lies within fine arts

For Linda and Joel VanHouten, this year’s Danish Festival was going to be a little different. However, it became a lot more special than the couple was expecting. Each year, the Greenville couple are highly involved in the annual event, which is celebrating its 51st year. From helping coordinate the festival’s many musical programs, such as the concert series, teen dance and the downtown stage performances, to holding luncheons for the Danish queen and her court, to volunteering pretty much wherever they can, the VanHoutens always look forward to dedicating their time to Greenville’s biggest summer event.

This tractor-backhoe combination crashed in Belding on Monday. It was headed westbound on Kenwood when the driver lost control at the Orchard Street intersection. — Courtesy photo

Man injured in Belding tractor accident

One man was injured around 8:15 p.m. Monday in a single vehicle accident at the corner of Kenwood Avenue and Orchard Street.

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Jordann Jankowsky resigns as Montabella coach

Another Jankowsky resigned as coach of a Montabella sport in 2015. That Jankowsky will be replaced another Simon. This time it’s Jordann Jankowsky, who is leaving the Mustangs’ volleyball program in favor of Max Simon, who has coached Montabella volleyball before.

Greenville’s Alexis Vantasill hits a shot during her 2-doubles match against Kenowa Hills April 16.

Inexperienced Greenville tennis team learns

When you have nine of your 12 players on a tennis team playing for the first time in their careers, it’s hard to win against more experienced teams. That’s what happened to Greenville’s girls tennis team. The Yellow Jackets didn’t win any of their nine duals this season, getting one tie in those nine duals.

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JUST IN: MCC teaming up with Davenport to benefit nursing program

As soon as this summer, nursing students at Montcalm Community College (MCC) will have classes available to them to where they can work towards a bachelor’s degree, thanks to a new coordinated agreement with Davenport University.