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Greenville welcomes Posey's Place

Greenville welcomes Posey's Place

GREENVILLE, Mich.-- Please welcome a new small business to Greenville run by former Montcalm Community College graduate, Sue Snyder.

Posey's Place is a unique store offering women's clothing ranging from 14 to 5X and teaching supplies for elementary teachers and homeschooling parents. Snyder also gives piano lessons for beginner students.   Locally, it’s a great opportunity to find affordable fashions and up-to-date teaching supplies. 

Sue is looking for new customers and consignors.  For more information, visit the store located at 118 South Franklin Street in Greenville.   Business hours are Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.   If you want to reach the store, please call Snyder at (616) 754-8505 or email posey1013@gmail.com.

Belding City Council incumbent ousted

Belding City Council incumbent ousted

BELDING, Mich.— A new face is joining Belding’s city council.

Tuesday night, voters elected challenger Jerome Lallo over incumbent Andrew Belding, 175 votes to 147 votes. Incumbents Mike Scheid and Ron Gunderson will keep their seats, garnering 204 votes and 200 votes respectively.  .

The newly elected/re-elected city council members will serve a five-year term so the city can move its election to an even year.  Current council members will also have their term extended by a year.  After those terms expire, all city council positions will return to four year terms.

For a link to the complete election results, visit the WZZM 13 homepage here.

Tribute to late friend now a treasure in Belding

Tribute to late friend now a treasure in Belding

BELDING, Mich.—  A park dedicated to the memory of a Belding man is flourishing.

On June 9, 2012, Cody Moore passed away unexpectedly.  Moore loved to play disc golf with his friends and talked about adding a course to Lightning Bend Park in Belding.  After his death, his friends decided to make Moore’s dream their reality.  In October 2012, the group began raising money and planning SMASH Park.  The park’s name is derived from Moore’s nickname, “Smash.”

It took the group 14 days spread over several months to construct the nine hole course.

Belding senior among High School Heisman Award finalists

Belding senior among High School Heisman Award finalists

BELDING, Mich.—A Belding Area High School student is one step closer to winning Wendy’s High School Heisman Award.

Brian Daller is one of 20 Michigan high school seniors to move onto the competition’s next round as a state finalist.

New class of Michigan State Troopers reports for duty

New class of Michigan State Troopers reports for duty

LANSING, Mich.--  A new class of Michigan State Police troopers is beginning work in West Michigan.

Graduates of the 125th Trooper Recruit School began reporting to their posts Monday.   The class graduated Friday.  Governor Rick Snyder delivered the keynote address during the ceremony.

“We’re so proud of the men and women devoting their careers to public safety,” Snyder said. “Today’s graduates will play a critical role in making our communities and neighborhoods safer for our families. Our Michigan State Police are an elite force. We thank our newest troopers for their commitment, dedication and professionalism in service to all Michiganders.”

Danish Festival announces winners of 2013 photo contest

Danish Festival announces winners of 2013 photo contest

GREENVILLE, Mich.—Danish Festival organizers are announcing the winners of this year’s photo contest.

In the adult category, Eren Berry Smith took the top spot.  Trisha Haist and Faith Watson placed second and third, respectively.  Ireland Stander won the child category.  Dannah Gunn placed second.

The public is encouraged to see the winning photos, which will be on display at the Flat River Community Library until September 30.  Photographers are asked to call the Danish Festival Office at (616) 754-6369 before picking up their ribbons on any Tuesday or Thursday in October.  

ArtPrize winner among participants in Fallasburg Fall Festival 2013

ArtPrize winner among participants in Fallasburg Fall Festival 2013

The winner of ArtPrize 2010 will be among the more than 95 artists taking part in Fallasburg Fall Festival for the Arts.

LowellArts!  recently released the list of festival vendors, which includes ArtPrize grand prize winner Chris LaPorte. LaPorte’s 28-foot wide pencil drawing “Cavalry, American Officers 1921” earned him $250,000.

 Artists from as far away as Florida will be showcasing their skills during the festival, which runs September 14 and 15.  Visitors can enjoy live music while shopping for new art.

This is the 45th year for Fallasburg Fall Festival for the Arts.  For more information about the event, visit the LowellArts! website here.