2022-08-22

Big get-together

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Area families flock to Grand Dansk Parade route

Danish Festival provides a time for family to be together, the last hurrah before summer ends, a way to remember the city’s heritage and fun.

As families found their places along Cass Street on Saturday morning, lining up to watch the Grand Dansk Parade snake its way up Bower and Hillcrest streets, east on Cass, north on Clay then onto Montcalm Street, these were the sentiments heard to wrap up the three-day event that happens each year on the third weekend of August.

Fire up Wolverines

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Recent CMU grad Cooper Kelley leads Vestaburg football into new era as its new head coach

With the hot August sun beating down on the players Friday evening, donning shorts, T-shirts and helmets, the Vestaburg football team performed a special teams walk-through on their practice field.

But it was truly a walk-through — don’t run, conserve your energy. The Wolverines had put in the work for the week — the players were excited at the thought of a 30-minute light practice to end the week. They did some jogging at the end though as they ran to the snacks on the sideline to end the practice.

Aebleskivers: Festivalgoers line up for signature Danish Festival food

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Letting your legs rest after a long day of strolling around Greenville’s Danish Festival is one of the best feelings throughout the whole weekend — but it makes it all the better when you have an aebleskiver by your side to refuel your lost energy.

Historically meant to help Vikings “restore strength in battle,” it’s fair to say that after spending an entire day’s worth of activities at the Danish Festival, an aebleskiver is needed. Not only are they meant to restore energy, but they’re meant to connect people as well.

Sports roundup for Aug. 22, 2022

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Sports roundup for Aug. 22, 2022

Monday, August 22, 2022

Ex-police chief sues Stanton

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Destinee Bryce alleges gender and height discrimination

For the second time in her law enforcement career, a police officer is suing her former employer for height and gender discrimination after being fired.

Destinee Bryce filed a federal lawsuit on Aug. 4 in the U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan against the city of Stanton and City Manager Jacob VanBoxel alleging gender and height discrimination in violation of 42 USC 1983, the Fourteenth Amendment and the Michigan Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act. The lawsuit alleges that Bryce is a member of a protected class based on her gender and height (she is 4-foot-7-inches tall).

Upcoming and pending services for Aug. 22, 2022

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Upcoming and pending services for Aug. 22, 2022

Nearly 150 runners participate in Danish Dash

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Though he was the overall winner of the Spectrum Health Danish Dash, University of Pennsylvania track and cross country team member Titus Bretzke didn’t believe his time met his high standards.

The scenic 5K run/walk took place Saturday morning with mild temperatures and tolerable humidity, perfect weather for running.

Live Danish folk music returns to Danish Cultural Center

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If you should know anything about the Danish Festival, it’s that the music is vital in creating a heartwarming experience.

Whether that’s watching the parade’s animated percussion bang on their drums or listening to the Danish national anthem at the festival’s opening ceremony, there’s nothing better.