Youngsters in this village now have a few more options when it comes to free time activities, thanks to the efforts of the Sheridan Community Fire Department. Last week, firefighters volunteered their time and effort to erect a new playground near the village offices. Though built on village property, the project cost the town nothing, thanks again to the firefighters.
The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls golf team is returning to the Division 2 state finals for the fifth consecutive season. The Yellow Jackets secured their spot with a third place finish on Thursday at the regional tournament at The Links of Bowen Lake. The host Yellow Jackets fired a 399, which was seven shots better than Forest Hills Northern’s 406 and nine shots better than Lowell’s 408.
Newaygo 4, Lakeview 2: The Wildcats were outscored 4-1 in the second half and lost their final regular-season game Thursday. Ryohei Mitsui and David Wheeler had unassisted goals for the Wildcats in the loss…
There’s no need to tell Carson City-Crystal’s football team what’s at stake today in Mount Pleasant. The Eagles are going there today to face the Sacred Heart Irish, with both teams sitting at 6-0 overall and 3-0 in the Mid-State Activities Conference South Division.
Read the funeral notices for Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.
In the past few years, public schools in Michigan have seen several “noncore” classes go by the wayside, whether it be video production, choir or band, as districts adjust to tighter budgets and curriculum restrictions. But after Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) Superintendent Scott Koenigsknecht recently received a random phone call from a parent while standing in a parking lot, the possibilities to introduce a new course funded by government grants suddenly appears to be a real possibility.
In 1963, a local group of 30 or so stepped out on faith, first meeting in a house basement and then later at the Union Hall on Charles Street. The group, consisting mostly of eight families, formed Faith Baptist Church, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Sunday with a special service “From Generation to Generation: Celebrating 50 Years of God’s Faithfulness.”
Lincoln Heights Elementary School is hosting its annual fall carnival Friday night. The carnival will begin at 6 p.m. in the school’s gym, located at 12420 Lincoln Lake Road in Greenville.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013
This will be the final column in this series on virtual schools, but I can assure you not the last time that we will discuss the issues of school choice, charters, virtual schools and the future of the public schools. These are very important topics. I firmly believe that the future of our democracy depends on a strong system of locally controlled public schools. I also believe that our public school system is at risk.