Boys and girls ages 8 to 13 can participate in the Ford Escape Soccer Skills Challenge at Green Public Schools at 111 N. Hillcrest St. Hosted by Ed Koehn Ford, the Soccer Skills Challenge will have youths compete in a series of challenges designed to encourage teamwork, improve their soccer skills and most importantly, have fun. Participants will receive points based on their performance of the six different soccer kills — toe taps, foundations, juggling (right and left foot) and dribbling (right and left foot). The top-scorers, a boy and girl from each age group, will be awarded a trophy at the end of the event.
Central Montcalm track coach Kris Kolbe and his co-coach/wife Amy had some work to do with this year’s Green Hornet teams. The boys finished eighth in the Central State Activities Association while the girls were fifth in the nine-team league.
Downtown Greenville was a busy place this weekend as the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament took to South Lafayette Street for a little ballin’. More than 170 teams were on hand to play in the tournament, which was interrupted briefly by a rain shower Saturday afternoon.
Vestaburg Community Schools is facing thousands of dollars in damages to the Community School Complex after the building was vandalized on Sunday.
Less than a month after a devastating fire, Nelson’s Speed Shop has opened for business. The Montcalm Township business is operating out of an office with an outside showroom and is trying to continue business as close to normal as possible. But the shop will not be outdoors for long, according to owner Jack Nelson, who said he plans to start layout plans next week and have a new shop rebuilt by winter.
Alex King isn’t done jumping over hurdles yet. The Lakeview graduate will be jumping hurdles for Aquinas College after accepting a scholarship offer from the private university.
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After finishing college a year early, Jaclyn McNeal is following her calling by participating in a mission trip to 11 countries. McNeal, 21, of Greenville, attended Michigan State University to study journalism and graduated in this spring.
The Greenville Planning Commission decided to postpone a decision to rezone a section of W. Washington Street after wanting to look over options. This decision will also affect the Master Plan.
No one knows the heartbreak and emotional trauma that accompany a diagnoses of Parkinson’s disease better than those afflicted with the malady and those who serve as caretakers. One of the strongest defenses against symptom-induced malaise, according to Parkinson’s sufferer Becki Hansen, is knowing you’re not in it alone. When she was diagnosed with the disease about five years ago she was already familiar with its symptoms; her father had been dealing with Parkinson’s effects for years.