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.
This village’s president, accompanied by council and audience members, let loose with an unguarded tirade of complaints about the Maxfield family at a meeting earlier this year. Now it’s Tony Maxfield’s turn.
When people think of the ever-growing Grand Rapids ArtPrize competition, a wide array of entries come to mind, including sculptures, paintings, crafts, photos, architecture — even works of computer programing. But music?
It may not happen until next spring, but this village is well on its financial way toward the purchase of a new, analog clock for its downtown, currently in the middle of a major streetscape project. At Tuesday evening’s Sheridan Village Council meeting, President Susan Wyckoff-McFarland filled in council members on the results of a recent fundraising effort. Letters were included with last month’s village water bill explaining the clock project and asking for donations.
Members of Greenville’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) took a close look at some of the costs associated with the Gus Macker basketball tournament and Danish Festival at their regular meeting Tuesday morning.