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Levin to visit Greenville Thursday to support Huckleberry’s State House run

Mike Huckleberry, the Democratic candidate for the 70th district of the Michigan House of Representatives, will host U.S. Senator Carl Levin (D-Michigan) at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25 at Huckleberry’s Restaurant,112 S. Lafayette St., in Greenville. Sen. Levin will be in Greenville to support Huckleberry’s run for the state House and his efforts to restore education funding, undo middle-class tax increases and the senior tax and support small-business owners

Michigan Author Book Talk at the Belding Library

Michigan Author Book Talk at the Belding Library

From: http://www.ci.belding.mi.us/

Michigan Author, Marilyn Hansen-Swanson, will talk about her book, "One Teacher, One Room, a Memoir", at the Alvah N. Belding Memorial Library, on Monday, October 29, at 1:00 pm.

Marilyn will be sharing her memories of being a student and a teacher in a one-room school house. She will also be signing her books which will be available for purchase.

The program is free, but please RSVP at 794-1450.

New MSU recital hall named in honor of Greenville residents

New MSU recital hall named in honor of Greenville residents

By Cory Smith

GREENVILLE — Byron and Dolores (Dee) Cook have always had a passion for music and the performing arts, and that passion was something they shared together when they first met as students at Michigan State University.

Byron marched as a member of the Spartan Marching Band and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from MSU, while Dolores earned a degree in television and communication and later went on to serve for 16 years as a member of the MSU Board of Trustees.

Their ties to the university are many and great in nature, and as of today, a new facility on the college campus has been named in their honor after a generous donation from the couple helped pay for its remodeling.

The Byron and Dolores Cook Recital Hall, formerly known as the Music Building Auditorium and located within...

Chinese teachers excited to get started in Greenville

Chinese teachers excited to get started in Greenville

By Kelli Ameling

GREENVILLE — Two teachers from China have arrived in Greenville and are preparing their lesson plans for the start of the school year Tuesday.

Zu Shule, 32, of the province of Shanxi in the city of Shuozhou, arrived in Greenville on Aug. 3. She will be teaching Mandarin Chinese to middle and high school students.

“It’s been wonderful,” she said of her experience in Greenville.

Li Xin, 31, of the province Yunnan in the city of Kunming, arrived Aug. 12. She will be teaching math in Chinese to kindergardeners at Walnut Hills Elementary School for half of each day.

“It’s so exciting and wonderful,” she said about arriving in Greenville.

Both Zu and Li came to Greenville through the Chinese Immersion Program, which will allow two classes to be taught at the high school, three at the middle school and split classes at the elementary school.

Danish visitors enjoyed festival

Danish visitors enjoyed festival

By Mike Taylor
From The Daily News

GREENVILLE — This year’s Danish Festival was a lot of fun for Lis Jensen and Vicki Angelika Thygesen Jensen, both of whom were visiting our city from Denmark. But according to Lis, the celebration didn’t exactly mirror the typical Danish lifestyle.

“There was nothing remotely Danish about it,” Lis said. “Maybe the æbleskiver, but we only eat æbleskiver at Christmas.”

Lis and Vicki were in town visiting Greenville resident Nels Hansen, a distant relative, and despite the festival’s alleged dearth of authenticity, both said they had a great time.

“The festival was much bigger than I was expecting,” Lis said. “The parade was wonderful. I like all the old cars and the men walking down the street way up high on the stilts; I like to see that.”

BAS - Positive Leadership

BAS - Positive Leadership

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

The Belding Area Schools’ Board of Education recently approved the Interim Superintendent, Sara Shriver, to provide district leadership for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year. Sara comes to Belding with 22 years of combined experience as a central office administrator, building principal, Title I teacher, literacy trainer, and educational school improvement consultant across Michigan.

Sara has been married to her husband George for 25 years. Together, they have a son, Austin, who graduated from Northwood University in 2011, and daughter, Channing, who will be a senior at Ferris State University this fall. The Shriver family enjoys extra-curricular activities, being with family and friends, and traveling.