Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The Lakeview Wildcats baseball team needed to respond just one more time. The Wildcats twice answered rallies by Hesperia to either take the lead or tie the game, but could not do it once more in the final inning of a 7-6 doubleheader nightcap loss on Tuesday. With the game tied 5-5, Hesperia scored two unanswered runs in the top half of the sixth inning. Both runs were scored on throwing errors, which gave the Panthers a 7-5 lead.
The Greenville Yellow Jackets baseball team was the first to defeat the Grand Rapids Christian Eagles this season. The Eagles — Division 2 runner-up in 2011 — were ranked No. 1 this year in Division 2 and are favored to win the state title.
The Detroit News recently published a story about Greenville that was negative and misleading. Oddly, the newspaper used the word “blight” to describe Greenville. The Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce has decided to turn those lemons into lemonade.
Families who received food assistance benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) may participate in the Double up Food Bucks at the local Greenville Farmers Market. According to Gae Donovan-Wolfe, executive director of the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce, Double-up Food Bucks is a program through the Fair Food Network that supplies the means to purchase more locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables at the Greenville Farmers Market.
The Greenville High School National Honor Society raised $2,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through an annual fundraiser. Every year, the honor society chooses a charity to donate money to and they hold at least one fundraiser to help raise money to donate to the charity, said Joyce Zimmer, NHS advi
Read a brief report from Winfield Township meetings on March 8 and April 8
A local 4-H group, Country Cruisers, volunteered their time at the Montcalm Animal Shelter and plan to do so again in the future. On April 5, the Country Cruisers went to the shelter bearing homemade gifts and treats for the animals.
More than 100 firefighters, emergency and law enforcement officials and school bus drivers stood in the rain for an hour Monday morning to stage a massive mock disaster involving two cars and a school bus. The Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) asked Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to help them create a disaster training session for school bus drivers. The event took place in the parking lot of Montcalm Township Hall.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, May 1, 2012