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All American Communications won the Danish Festival men’s softball tournament with a 17-10 victory on Sunday. The team includes, Kenny Mitz, Bill Troxel, Jor Norton, Carl Keech, Kyle Merlington, Cody Mitz, A.J. Holbrook, Bill Smith, Josh Proctor, Billy Dillon, John Norton, Jeff Filkens and team sponsor Jeff Pierce.

All American Communication wins men’s Danish Festival softball tourney

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.

Michigan Fusion’s Chrissy Martin, left, puts a late tag on an unidentified Slow Bob’s player at home during the finals of the Danish Festival Womens’ Slow Pitch Softball Tournament on Saturday.

Slow Bob’s wins Danish Festival tourney again

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’s Logan Burns turns the corner during a scrimmage against Vermontville Maple.

Montabella senior looks to upcoming season

Montabella senior Logan Burns has been working to get ready for the Mustangs’ season opener next week against Saugatuck. Just not right away.

Lakeview’s John Zuluaga-Torres, right, is under duress from Montabella’s Daniel Cutler during a scrimmage the two teams had Friday.

Lakeview, Montabella scrimmage to get ready for football season

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.


GHS football tickets on sale

Football tickets for the much anticipated inaugural game at Legacy Field Friday night between the Greenville Yellow Jackets and Belding Redskins will go on sale today. Tickets will cost $5 and be on sale during normal business hours. Tickets are available at the Greenville High School athletic office, The UPS Store in Greenville, S & H Trophy and Sports Center in Greenville and Silk City in Belding.

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Fun Friday at Danish Festival

The Danish Festival started off Friday fun with crafts, food, music and a day packed full of activities. The people attending the 48th annual festival had plenty to choose from on the first full day of events. The downtown was full of vendors selling novelties and unique gifts, including some products special only to Michigan. There was plenty of food to keep people fueled up for a day with lots of things to do and see.

Dale Beelick works on some of his jewelry at his booth, D&W Magnetic Jewelery, at the Danish Festival. He and his wife, Wendy, have been making the jewelry for about 15 years and have attended the Danish Festival arts and crafts show for about seven years. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Arts and crafts vendors popular at Danish Festival

A Plainwell couple has been participating in the Danish Festival arts and crafts show for about seven years, and they show no signs of slowing down. Dale and Wendy Beelick have been creating magnetic jewelry for about 15 years. Wendy started making the jewelry after she purchased a magnetic anklet in the hope of it helping a problem she was having with her knee. The anklet did the job.


Funeral Notices for August 18, 2012

Read the funeral notices for Saturday, August 18, 2012.


Police tips for making your house a tough target for thieves

Community Service Trooper Keith Disselkoen of the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post encourages Montcalm County residents to take steps to prevent thefts, burglaries and other property crimes. Disselkoen recently spoke with other troopers from the Lakeview Post about area crimes. Information suggested that Montcalm County is experiencing a high volume of preventable crimes. Most of these crimes are thefts and burglaries that occur at unlocked or easily accessed property. Many property crimes occur in rural areas where residents believe they are safe to leave there belongings unsecured.



Read meeting minutes from the Home Township Board meeting on Aug. 13, 2012.