I never met Frank Stankey. I wish I had that opportunity. By all accounts, Stankey was a legend. The longtime Greenville High School physical education teacher, coach and mentor passed away early Saturday morning at the age of 71. His passing brought tears to many, an unbelievable outpour of condolences and rekindled fond memories in the community.
Read the funeral notices for Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013.
“Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I have hope for the human race.” These words, written sometime around the turn of the last century by author H.G. Wells, ring as true today as on the day they were first set to paper. There is a certain liberation of spirit that comes with riding a bicycle; an exhilarating escape from the limitations and demands of the internal combustion engine.
The Greenville Planning Commission board looked over the 2013 work plan and prioritized what it wanted to address next. “We have had a light workload the past few months,” Chairman David Ralph said. “We are ready to tackle some new things.”
LaShae Wright had wanted to compete in the Miss Stanton Scholarship Pageant in previous years, but hesitated as “I don’t like talking in front of people.” The 17-year-old Stanton resident didn’t show that fear last night as she competed — and then won — the queen’s title, edging out three other contestants.
Robert Munsell and Julie Danielson had dated and then broke up, but family members say he wouldn’t leave her alone. Six months after the relationship ended, Munsell went to Danielson’s home in Pierson Township. What they discussed is a mystery, but the main fact is a certainty — Danielson was found dead in her home in the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. Her throat had been slashed. Thankfully, her twin 4-year-old sons were not in the home at the time.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Aug. 9, 2013
Starting Monday, the Ionia County Road Commission will begin safety improvements on Whites Bridge Road from M-44 south to 4 Mile Road and Button Road from Montcalm Avenue east to the Flat River. According to Ionia County Road Commission Engineering Director Paul Spitzley, the project was originally submitted for Federal Safety Hazard Elimination Funding through the Michigan Department of Transportation in March 2011 and was awarded in January 2012 for the 2013 construction year.
By this time next year, the village of Lakeview will be home to a new 26-bed assisted living facility, Lakeview Terrace. Ground was broken for the project at a ceremony held Tuesday morning on Paden Road, directly across from Bright Start Elementary School.
Lightning has now been ruled as the cause of two barn fires in Montcalm County early Wednesday morning. The Richland Township Fire Department responded to 10901 E. McBride Road near Douglas Road at 4:53 a.m.