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Funeral Notices – Oct. 11, 2014

Read the funeral notices for Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.

From left, Montcalm Area Intermediate School District board member Brian Corwin, board member Bud Longnecker, Superintendent Scott Koenigsknecht, board member Stephen Foster, board member Mark Christensen, board member Chris Bradshaw and Associate Superintendent of Special Education Kathleen Flynn, discuss a possible robotics class during Wednesday’s meeting in Stanton. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Montcalm Area Intermediate School District considers high school robotics class

In the past few years, public schools in Michigan have seen several “noncore” classes go by the wayside, whether it be video production, choir or band, as districts adjust to tighter budgets and curriculum restrictions. But after Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) Superintendent Scott Koenigsknecht recently received a random phone call from a parent while standing in a parking lot, the possibilities to introduce a new course funded by government grants suddenly appears to be a real possibility.

Pastor Bob Winter and his congregation at Faith Baptist Church in Greenville are celebrating the 50 year anniversary of the church this year. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville’s Faith Baptist Church celebrates golden anniversary

In 1963, a local group of 30 or so stepped out on faith, first meeting in a house basement and then later at the Union Hall on Charles Street. The group, consisting mostly of eight families, formed Faith Baptist Church, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Sunday with a special service “From Generation to Generation: Celebrating 50 Years of God’s Faithfulness.”


Lincoln Heights Elementary School carnival set for Oct. 11

Lincoln Heights Elementary School is hosting its annual fall carnival Friday night. The carnival will begin at 6 p.m. in the school’s gym, located at 12420 Lincoln Lake Road in Greenville.


Funeral Notices for Oct. 10, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013

Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: How do we prepare students for a world that is still evolving?

This will be the final column in this series on virtual schools, but I can assure you not the last time that we will discuss the issues of school choice, charters, virtual schools and the future of the public schools. These are very important topics. I firmly believe that the future of our democracy depends on a strong system of locally controlled public schools. I also believe that our public school system is at risk.


‘This is a personal agenda’ — Tony Maxfield scolds Edmore officials

This village’s president, accompanied by council and audience members, let loose with an unguarded tirade of complaints about the Maxfield family at a meeting earlier this year. Now it’s Tony Maxfield’s turn.

Nearly 100 musicians gathered at Rosa Parks Circle Park in Grand Rapids for the ArtPrize music competition this year to play Chris Hansen’s original piece, “The Grand Rapids Shuffle,” which won first place in the classical music category. — Courtesy photo

Greenville native Chris Hansen wins ArtPrize music award

When people think of the ever-growing Grand Rapids ArtPrize competition, a wide array of entries come to mind, including sculptures, paintings, crafts, photos, architecture — even works of computer programing. But music?

Members of the Sheridan Village Council, from left, Daryl Bush, Derek Wagner, Susan Wyckoff-McFarland and Don Nassif discuss fundraising efforts for a proposed new downtown clock at Tuesday’s council meeting. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Strong start for downtown Sheridan clock fundraising

It may not happen until next spring, but this village is well on its financial way toward the purchase of a new, analog clock for its downtown, currently in the middle of a major streetscape project. At Tuesday evening’s Sheridan Village Council meeting, President Susan Wyckoff-McFarland filled in council members on the results of a recent fundraising effort. Letters were included with last month’s village water bill explaining the clock project and asking for donations.


Greenville DDA examines flower box fencing

Members of Greenville’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) took a close look at some of the costs associated with the Gus Macker basketball tournament and Danish Festival at their regular meeting Tuesday morning.