Two years ago Crystal resident Nancy Esch learned that her maiden name Fast was popular in early American history. Her son, Ron Esch of Carson City, started looking into his mother’s side of the family. What he found out about the Fast name surprised him and his mother. “I feel like we hit the jackpot in family history,” Ron said. “I searched Fast on the Internet and all this stuff started coming up about Christian Fast and I even found him on Wikipedia.”
As the Grand Dansk Parade was ending Saturday, the 48th annual Danish Festival remained busy with many people shopping the unique vendors downtown and in Veterans Park. For the past 20 years, Diana and Larry Townsend of Charlotte have been selling their handmade sweatshirts during the festival.
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There are few things that seem so quintessentially American as to hold their own when stacked alongside icons like mother, apple pie and Saturday night dances at the Grange Hall. Country and Western songs about pickup trucks, maybe; politicians kissing babies; red, white and blue bunting strung over the pavilion where a brass band plays — slightly out of tune — on an Independence Day afternoon.
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The Redskins opened the season Saturday by going 2-1-1 at the Wyoming Godwin Heights Invitational. Belding beat the host Eagles 25-19, 25-23, then downed Providence Freedom Christian 25-21, 25-11…
The top two teams in the Danish Festival men’s softball tournament had to face each other three times to decide the outcome. In the end, All American Communications topped Ed Koehn Automotive Group two out of three times, including 17-10 in the championship game.
For the second year in a row, Slow Bob’s won the women’s division of the Greenville Danish Festival Softball Tournament. Slow Bob’s, based out of Lake Odessa, beat Michigan Fusion 21-7 in the final game to claim their second straight crown.
Montabella senior Logan Burns has been working to get ready for the Mustangs’ season opener next week against Saugatuck. Just not right away.
The first scrimmage of the football season took place for Lakeview and Montabella on Friday, giving the coaches a gauge as to where their teams are at before the games count. The Wildcats invited the Mustangs, Saranac and Vermontville Maple Valley to a scrimmage at Kos Field as the teams get ready for their season openers Aug. 24.