Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale “The Storks” paints a picture of a small town from the angle of the sky, where a mother and father stork have made their nest atop the roof of a Danish home, as the mother tends to her baby chicks and the father ventures off to find food for the feathered family. That’s why the reaction from the small crowd in Greenville was unanimously pleasant Friday morning as artist Luverne Adamson unveiled her work of art that is this year’s Danish Festival mural.
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Firefighters from two area fire departments battled a sizable grass fire for about two hours Thursday afternoon near Lakeview. The Lakeview District Fire Department was dispatched to 7060 W. Townline Lake Road at about 2:03 p.m.
This Veterans Day in Belding, however, a monument erected solely for the veterans of the Korean War will stand proudly at the site of the Belding Veterans Park, as progress continues at a surprisingly quick pace at the new park.
Camp Director JoLynn Spencer said ample weather conditions have provided campers with yet another great summer at the Greenville campground.
Funeral notices for Friday, July 26, 2013
There are many residents in Belding who utilize the city’s transportation service, Dial-A-Ride, a fleet of five buses that assists residents in their travels to locations around town such as the grocery store, work, church and the like.
Bonnie Braman doesn’t think of herself as a thrill seeker; she’s just determined to keep life interesting and shake things up from time to time. Every 10 years or so, to be exact. This predilection for excitement got a foothold in Braman’s life on her 40th birthday with a trip down a water slide, riding a small, plastic sled. Not particularly daring, some might say, but it was a big step for Braman. “It doesn’t sound like much now,” she says, “but it was higher than anything I had slid from before or since.” Ten years later, on her 50th birthday, she climbed a rock wall for the first time. On her 60th, she walked the Mackinac Bridge; again, for Braman, a first. With her 70th birthday “event” approaching, Braman started considering possible new adventures. While discussing the ideas with a few friends, she mentioned the idea of a hot air balloon ride. Braman’s 7-year-old granddaughter, Ellie Braman, over heard the conversation.
“I want to go,” she chimed in excitedly.
It all started with a group of friends who wanted to play basketball. It evolved into Gus Macker Basketball — the original 3-on-3 tournament. Now 40 years later, Gus Macker is a community event. It’s a weekend event where family and friends still get together to play basketball for the love of the game.
Funeral notices for Thursday, July 25, 2013