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Catherine “Kate” Hansen has been named the 49th annual Danish Festival grand marshal for 2013. Her granddaughter Trisha Freize wrote her nomination letter to the Danish Festival board of directors. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Kate Hansen named 2013 Danish Festival grand marshal

A lifelong Montcalm County resident who has not only taken pride in her family and its heritage, but has celebrated it with the start of the Danish Festival, has been announced as the 49th Danish Festival grand marshal for 2013. Catherine “Kate” Hansen (Larsen) has been selected to represent this year’s festival.


Funeral Notices for May 21, 2013

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On Sunday, 113 students graduated from Central Montcalm High School. As each student walked across the stage at Central Montcalm to received their diplomas, several became emotional as they celebrated the completion of one chapter and the start of another. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

113 graduate from Central Montcalm High School on Sunday

Graduates from Central Montcalm High School received well wishes and advice on how to be themselves and have a successful future. On Sunday, the high school filled with friends and family to wish 113 graduates well in their next chapter.


Funeral Notices for May 20, 2013

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PHOTO GALLERY: Lakeview parade celebrates academic success

A parade in Lakeview was held on Friday afternoon to commemorate the dramatic increase in ACT scores at the school over the course of the past few years.

Jessica Riste, who served for the past 10 years as assistant manager at Julie’s Coffee House, at 6722 S. Greenville Road in Greenville, reopened the establishment under its new name — The Coffee House — Tuesday.

BUSINESS BEAT: Greenville’s coffee house reopens under new ownership

Regulars at the recently-closed Julie’s Coffee House in Greenville will continue to get their caffeine on there. The coffee house (now called simply “The Coffee House”) reopened Tuesday with former assistant manager Jessica Riste at the helm.


Belding students disciplined for ‘academic dishonesty’

A matter of academic dishonesty involving a cell phone, answers to a test and several students at Belding High School has resulted in disciplinary action for the students involved. According to Superintendent Sara Shriver, during the week of May 6, Belding High School Principal Brett Zuver became aware of a potential academic dishonesty situation amongst the high school students.


Funeral Notices for May 18, 2013

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Blanchard resident wins $1 million Powerball

A Blanchard resident who does not usually play the lottery was Wednesday’s $1 million Powerball winner. Kristen Martin claimed her $1 million lottery winnings Friday after realizing she had the winning ticket.

Cranbrook Institute of Science Director Michael Stafford explains to
Baldwin Heights Elementary School students how the new deep-space
telescope system works. Courtesy photo.

Greenville students enjoy visit to science institute

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Fifthgraders from Baldwin Heights Elementary School had the opportunity to spend a day at the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills on Monday — expense free.