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Greenville Triathlon Registration Open

Greenville Triathlon Registration Open

If you're already thinking about summer, you might want to consider the 1st Greenville Triathlon. The June 1st Short Course Sprint Triathlon is for adults and kids. It is the first of what's planned to be an annual event.

Organizers say this is an early season triathlon that can be used as a training event for the seasoned triathlete, but can also be for people who want to try their first triathlon. There will be an adult sprint triathlon (1/4 mile swim, 11.8 mile bike, 3.1 mile run) with a first wave start at 8 a.m. and two youth divisions. There are also two youth divisions, which will start at 11 a.m. The group age 11-15 will have a 200 meter swim, 3.75 mile bike, and 2.2 mile run. The other youth division is for kids ages 7-10. They will have a 100 meter swim, 2.2 mile bike and 1/2 mile run.

The Triathlon is centered on Baldwin Lake Beach at 561 W.

Start the year right, give blood

Start the year right, give blood

Michigan Blood wants you to continue the season of giving by donating blood to start the new year.

If you attempt to donate at one of these blood drives, you will receive a $10 gift certificate to Outback Steakhouse

       Grand Rapids
       December 31  •  8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
       January 2  •  8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
       January 3  •  8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

       St. Joseph
       January 2  •  11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

Walking Track Now Available at BHS!

Walking Track Now Available at BHS!

From: http://www.bas-k12.org

The Belding High School gymnasium walking track is now open for community use.  The track is open, free of charge, to community members based on the following schedule:

Monday – Friday:  7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. 
(on days when school is in session) 
Saturday & Sunday:  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Anyone wishing to walk on weeknights during school athletic events is welcome to do so; however, they will be required to purchase a gate ticket for the scheduled event.  Seniors 62 years and older may request a free pass through the Athletic Department (794-4950).  Valid season passes will also be accepted.

Greenville High School students taking a stance against new lunch regulations

Greenville High School students taking a stance against new lunch regulations

By Kelli Ameling

GREENVILLE — Some seniors at Greenville High School are banding together to make a difference so students don’t feel hungry due to new food regulations.

New requirements headed by first lady Michelle Obama and members of Congress went into effect across the nation this school year.

After hearing some students were still hungry because of these regulations, students decided to work together to try to get things changed.

Student body

“We know nothing is going to happen tomorrow,” said Dakota Sherrick, 17. “But we want to make a difference for (younger) students.”

Moonlit Miles for Marrow Race Today

Moonlit Miles for Marrow Race Today

Michigan Blood is set to host the Moonlit Miles for Marrow 5K charity trail run on July 13 at 7:30 p.m. Although a 15K event was also scheduled, the hot, dry conditions have caused the longer race to be canceled this year.

All of the proceeds from the race will help pay for tissue-type testing of prospective donors for the Marrow Program at Michigan Blood. Moonlit Miles for Marrow will offer a family fun atmosphere with a post race party featuring food, refreshments, and event shirt.

Day-of registration for the 5K will begin at 6 p.m. at Klackle’s Orchards, 11466 W. Carson City Rd. Greenville, MI 48838. The race is free for children and will cost $25 for runners over the age of 10.

Greenville cooling station open Friday

Greenville cooling station open Friday

GREENVILLE - With temperatures forecasted to reach 103 today, the Greenville cooling station is opening once again.

The cooling station will be open from Noon until 5:00pm at the  Greenville Public Schools Central Services Facility-1414 Chase Rd.

Greenville cooling station open Thursday

Greenville cooling station open Thursday

GREENVILLE - With temperatures getting to near 100 today, the Greenville cooling station is opening once again.

The cooling station will be open from Noon until 5:00pm at the  Greenville Public Schools Central Services Facility-1414 Chase Rd.