2020-08-01

Forgoing the signing day

I always love it when I can hyper-focus a story on just one person.

It puts them in the spotlight for a certain accolade or accomplishment. They feel special, their parents and extended family feel that sense of pride and the article may go onto live in a scrapbook forever. They get to show it to their friends and feel like a celebrity for a day, or so I like to romanticize.

GPS to delay in-person learning by two weeks, will begin school year online

On the heels of announcing a plan to return to in-person learning this fall, Greenville Public Schools (GPS) is pumping the brakes. 

On Wednesday, GPS Superintendent Linda Van Houten sent an email to parents of students regarding the district’s draft version of its “Return to Learn” plan for the 2020-2021 school year. Van Houten outlined the basic details of the plan to be approved by the GPS Board of Education and shared with the public no later than Aug. 14, outlining how students will return to in-person learning for the school year beginning Aug. 19. 

Hobby Lobby debuts new store in Greenville with ‘soft opening’

While the coronavirus pandemic has brought much in the world to a halt, one thing it could not prevent was the opening of the most anticipated new store in this community — Hobby Lobby.

On Friday, Hobby Lobby, which offers a wide variety of merchandise in the craft and home decor market, officially opened its doors in Greenville with a “soft opening” as more than 50 customers lined up in excitement.

Belding finishes long-awaited basketball court project

As many indoor spaces and gyms are still closed due to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders, many people are looking for things to do outdoors to keep themselves entertained and healthy.

Upon the recent completion of a three-year project, those in the Belding area can find the answer to that problem in the form of basketball.

Mercantile Bank to close a Lakeview branch office in October

A bank branch with deep roots in the community will be closing this year, a victim of consumers’ changing banking habits.

The Mercantile Bank branch office at 506 S. Lincoln Ave. in Lakeview will close Oct. 22, according to Dave Miller, senior vice president and marketing director for Mercantile Bank.

Website changes on the way

Change is hard.

Sometimes it’s exciting, but getting to that emotion takes hard work.

Every one of the 17 jobs we have at the Daily News has gone through tremendous change over time. I’m not just talking about changes required because of the circumstances of the past four months. I’m talking about transitions and adjustments over the years required by the basic business necessity to keep our finances stable.

Upcoming and pending services for August 1, 2020

Upcoming and pending services for August 1, 2020

Saturday, August 1, 2020

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