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.
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.
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.
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).