Paul and Layne McKinley’s wedding vows included more than sticking together in sickness, health, poverty and wealth. They vowed also to travel together. Paul works for the Michigan Department of Transportation while Layne works as a hospice nurse for Sparrow Hospital. They both put in many hours of work. But, since 1988 when they tied the knot, the couple has stuck to their vow of seeing the world together.
The gymnasium at Central Montcalm was a sea of orange and not the usual green on Friday night.
In honor of a juvenile diabetes fundraising event the Central Montcalm girls basketball team wore orange and white uniforms while the crowd was decked out in orange shirts. The event was entertained by a pair of varsity basketball games.
In the end it was free throw shooting that sealed another win for the Greenville Yellow Jackets boys basketball team.
The Yellow Jackets lead by as many as 22 points in the first half against O-K White rival Northview. They needed to finish the game with five consecutive free throws to clinch a 61-56 victory at home on Friday night.
Audience members can enjoy a delicious meal, help support a Belding High School student and may become part of the performance in “Murder at the 19th Hole” at the Candlestone Resort Saturday, Jan. 28. Deadwood Productions, of Muskegon, will present the comedic, interactive murder mystery performance from 7 to 9:30 p.m. where audience members may become a detective or a suspect. The $40 ticket includes dinner and the show with 10 percent of the proceeds being given to Belding’s Project Graduation. Reservations are required by calling the Candlestone at (616) 794-1580 or at www.candlestone.com.
It was a tip from a teacher who avidly watches The Ellen DeGeneres Show that led to Baldwin Heights Elementary School receiving a $100,000 grant from Target. “(The Target representative) had to tell me six times over the phone that this was not a joke, that our elementary school really won,” said Michael Walsh, Baldwin Heights Elementary School principal.
Christina Beckman was told less than 24 hours prior to President Barack Obama giving his speech at the University of Michigan that she would be introducing him. That staff at the Office of Public Affairs on the university’s campus nominated their employee Beckman, 20, of Greenville, to introduce the president in front of a crowd of about 4,000 at Al Glick Field House on the school’s Ann Arbor campus. Beckman said she had so many emotions running through her when she was selected including being nervous, scared and excited.
The old Meijer building is fast becoming a focal point for community activities. Members of Jesus Non-Denominational Church on Peck Road accepted the donation of the North Lafayette Street building in 2009 with the goal of renovating it into a community facility.
The Greenville Planning Commission made a jump start to its master plan Thursday night by approving a work program. Most of the items on the plan come from a master plan that Planning Commission members have been working on to help make Greenville a better place.
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The Daily News, using the Freedom of Information Act, acquired the audio from the 16-minute 911 call made on Jan.5, 2012, during the robbery of the Family Dollar in Greenville. This video includes an 8-minute portion of that audio, which has been edited to protect the individuals involved.