If there is one word to describe Greenville’s new tennis coach, it’s passion. Joseph Conley may not come with a lot of coaching experience, but his players can expect just as much “go get it” attitude as they can dish out for the sport.
Flames burst to life above my head as the ground gave way under my feet. All at once, I was floating through the air with nothing between me and the earth but a basket. I was up, up and away on my first ever hot air balloon ride, rising with the sun on Friday morning.
Adults and kids lined Cass Street from Barry to S. Irving streets Friday night to watch the “Princess and the Pea” bed race.
The audience was made up of former and current Montcalm County residents and first-time and veteran attendees.
Here it’s my first week as Daily News sports editor, and I’m already playing from behind.
Having accepted the new position on Monday, transitioning from features editor and filling the vacancy left by my dear friend and longtime and much-respected Sports Editor Bruce Bentley, I’ve had to “hit the line hard” and catch up with teams, local athletic directors and coaches as high school fall sports season is already upon us.
How long does it take to lose $9 million in savings? Montcalm County officials did it in just four years.
STANTON — There are five seniors and seven players with varsity experience on Central Montcalm’s varsity volleyball team this year, however, who leads the team will be a game-by-game outcome. “We are very team-oriented, which is different than past teams,” said head coach John Johnson, who is in his third year as coach of [...]
The first golf meet of the season for Greenville’s team was an eye-opening experience, according to coach Nancy Johnson.
The Yellow Jackets went up to Grand Traverse Resort for the two-day Traverse City Central Invitational, which brought a lot of teams from around the state.
Greenville finished seventh among Division 2 teams, shooting a two-day team score of 889. The winner of Division 2 was Midland Dow with a 661, followed by Muskegon Reeths-Puffer with a 768 and Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central with a 782.
An event this week in Greenville may have been a simulation, but homelessness is a very real problem. “I heard last week that Kent County has a 1 percent housing availability — the tightest market in the nation. I bet we’re tighter in Montcalm County,” said Have Mercy Director Kim Cain at Wednesday’s Project Connect and homeless simulation at Greenville Community Church. “And it’s not just us. All of West Michigan is struggling like this.”
A planned township hall addition could be put on hold depending on architectural plans. During a special meeting Tuesday evening, the Otisco Township Board voted 4-0, with Clerk Lynda Sower absent, to hire architect Steve Worth to draw up plans for a proposed project, for which the board previously accepted bids from two Belding construction companies.
A festival more than a half century in the making continues to go strong. The 52nd annual Danish Festival got underway per tradition with the raising of the flags — Michigan, United States and Danish — at Heritage Park next to Greenville City Hall.