During a night of great anticipation, with 130 students eagerly awaiting to turn their tassel and claim their college degree in front of family and friends, Montcalm Community College (MCC) President Bob Ferrentino had one last message to deliver before declaring the hard working students as official graduates of MCC. “We all know it took a lot of hard work for you to get to this point tonight,” Ferrentino said addressing the students and crowd gathered within the Central Montcalm High School gymnasium Friday night.
Greenville’s baseball team was able to get back on the winning track after getting mercied Thursday. The Yellow Jackets won both ends of a doubleheader against Central Montcalm Friday, winning 12-0 in five innings and 9-3. “It was nice to see us bounce back offensively from a tough loss,” Greenville coach Mike Rasmussen said.
Greenville’s softball team found the perfect tonic to get into the win column. The Yellow Jackets beat the Central Montcalm Green Hornets in a doubleheader Friday, winning 17-6 and 10-9. In the first game, the Hornets (6-15) tagged Greenville pitcher Lexii Canterbury for six runs in the first inning. But that was all they got the rest of the game.
Yesterday I went to my second middle school track meet ever. I don’t remember track being an option when I was in seventh or eighth grade, but am so grateful it’s available for my kids today. I, of course, am my son’s biggest fan, paying close attention to his events and cheering loudly so he can hear. But it’s the last Greenville girl to cross the finish line in the 3200 meter – or two mile – that I’m silently cheering loudest for. That’s because I was that girl.
“All gave some — some gave all.” These words, etched deep into the polished wood of the veterans memorial at Lakeview High School, tell the story of the hundreds of young men and women who over the years have left this small, quintessentially American hometown to serve with the U.S. military at locations around the world. Among those who served during wartime, too many never made it home again.
A free college education? It’s not easy to believe, but at Belding High School earning an associate degree one year out of high school will soon be a reality — at no cost to the student. Belding is partnering with Davenport University for a “Middle College” program, which will enroll students, beginning their junior year of high school, as students at Davenport.
Since the early 1970s, Stanley Saussy — “Kempy” to those who knew him well — was a fixture at Danish Festival parades. Dressed in World War I, Civil War and World War II regalia, Kempy marched proudly through the streets of Greenville in honor of the many area veterans who served in the military.
Read the Police Reports for Friday, May 4, 2012.
Read the funeral notices for Friday, May 4, 2012.
After being under a severe thunderstorm watch for most of the day on Thursday, Greenville was hit with more than just a threat.