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.
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.
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.
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.
Read the funeral notices for Saturday, August 18, 2012.
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.
More than 60 upperclassmen are coming together to welcome new students and incoming freshman at Greenville High School. Helping Out New Kids (HONK) is a student led organization with a board of directors (V-board) to add personality to the orientation process, according to Fran Weller, HONK adviser.
Although some rain hit the Greenville area during opening events, many people still attended as the 48th annual Danish Festival kicked off Thursday night. The flag raising ceremony at Heritage Park included at least 50 people while the Danish board, Greenville mayor and grand marshals welcomed everyone with Danish music and more.
Astera Credit Union is making the Aug. 24 rivalry football game between the Belding Redskins and Greenville Yellow Jackets just a little more competitive with its coin collection contest, going on now through Aug. 17.