No one knows the heartbreak and emotional trauma that accompany a diagnoses of Parkinson’s disease better than those afflicted with the malady and those who serve as caretakers. One of the strongest defenses against symptom-induced malaise, according to Parkinson’s sufferer Becki Hansen, is knowing you’re not in it alone. When she was diagnosed with the disease about five years ago she was already familiar with its symptoms; her father had been dealing with Parkinson’s effects for years.
Prior to this season I had only been to one other Major League ballpark not home to the Detroit Tigers. A few years back I made a trip to Milwaukee to catch a Brewers and Chicago Cubs game. It was an excellent ballpark and time, but It wasn’t the same not watching the Tigers.
South Lafayette street in Greenville will be busy during the coming weekend with lots of basketball fans and players. The Gus Macker tournament will start Saturday in downtown Greenville, with 174 teams signed up for the two-day event, according to “Gus Macker” himself, Scott McNeal.
Greenville graduate Jordan Thomas is no stranger to hard work. Thomas, after all, finished his Greenville wrestling career with the most wins in school history, three O-K White Conference titles, four Division 2 district and regional titles and three individual state championships. Those sort of accomplishments don’t happen without a little sweat and pain.
After 27 years in the United States Postal Service, 17 of those spent as postmaster at the Stanton Post Office, Sindia Leonard is now retiring from her post as a “wonderful career” comes to an end. After starting at the Vestaburg Post Office in 1985, transferring to Alma, then becoming postmaster of the Middleton Post Office before settling in as the postmaster in Stanton in 1995, Leonard will serve her final day as postmaster today, a job she said she is very grateful to have worked since the beginning.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, July 13, 2012
A second fire within a six-year period for local farmer David Brown will result in the rebuilding of one of his barns yet again after an early morning fire destroyed a barn, several tractors and dozens of hay bales that were kept inside. Firefighters from five different departments began responding at approximately 1:30 a.m. this morning to 4666 Johnson Rd. after a neighbor spotted flames shooting through Brown’s barn, who then awoke him.
Homeowners and pets are safe after a fire started on the back deck of a northeast side Greenville home early Thursday afternoon. The Greenville Department of Public Safety responded at about 1:45 p.m. to 1016 Van Deinse Street to a structure fire.
The fourth annual Women’s Build Day took place Wednesday, however, it was the first time all the workers were employees of Greenville Public Schools. Mo Beach, executive director of the Montcalm County Habitat for Humanity, said she was approached by Lori Hostetler to see if the teachers from Greenville could have their own build day.
The German author and playwright Goethe once wrote, “One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.” That’s a philosophy recently taken to heart by Lakeview Village Manager James Freed while producing a promotional video for the town.