There are few things that seem so quintessentially American as to hold their own when stacked alongside icons like mother, apple pie and Saturday night dances at the Grange Hall. Country and Western songs about pickup trucks, maybe; politicians kissing babies; red, white and blue bunting strung over the pavilion where a brass band plays — slightly out of tune — on an Independence Day afternoon.
Read meeting minutes from the Aug. 14, 2012, Hubbardston Village Council meeting.
The Redskins opened the season Saturday by going 2-1-1 at the Wyoming Godwin Heights Invitational. Belding beat the host Eagles 25-19, 25-23, then downed Providence Freedom Christian 25-21, 25-11…
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.
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 senior Logan Burns has been working to get ready for the Mustangs’ season opener next week against Saugatuck. Just not right away.
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.