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From left, Greenville Youth Advisory council members, Greenville High School freshman Michelle Clark, 13, Greenville Middle School eight grade student Ashton Brummer, 13, and eight grade student Alivia Nelson, 13, work together to prepare peppers Monday at the monthly Feeding America food truck event at Greenville High School. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Grant supports monthly mobile food pantry program at GHS (PHOTOS)

From juicy, red tomatoes to an abundance of colorful, hot and zesty peppers, there was no shortage of fresh food items available for those in need Monday. In the parking lot of Greenville High School, Greenville Youth Advisory Council (GYAC) Vice President Tom Stephenson, 16, volunteered with his fellow advisory members, handing out 5,000 pounds of produce from a Feeding America food truck.


JUST IN: Man suffers injuries in one-car rollover accident on Sidney Road

A male driver suffered injuries and was transported by ambulance to a hospital after his vehicle crossed the center line of Sidney Road Friday, left the roadway, and rolled several times into a cornfield.

Members of the Greenville Downtown Development Authority take a look Tuesday at historic photos of the Silver Theater, left, and the downtown district on the east side of Lafayette Street, right. Top right, Greenville City Manager George Bosanic observes Tuesday a historic photo showing Lafayette Street in Greenville before the road was paved or cars had been created. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville DDA explores idea of historical boards along Lafayette Street

When Keith Hudson first moved to this city more than 40 years ago, it didn’t take him long to fall in love with it.

From the cycling trails and arts programs, to the bricks that built the foundation of Greenville’s first industrial buildings, the president of the Flat River Historical Society has made it a mission to educate others on what the city has to offer, from times both past and present.

Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education members, from left, Nicki Sucheck, Randy Stearns, Superintendent Kevin Murphy, President Ben Adkins, and Nancy Seals, discuss the purchase of an air conditioner for a new school bus Monday. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Carson City-Crystal buys cool bus

It can be tough to beat the heat in Michigan, and for students enrolled in summer school programs, it is a statement that can hold especially true. With most school districts currently implementing three months off for students during the summer months, the majority of those districts forego the often expensive option of providing air conditioning.


IN BRIEF: Carson City-Crystal renews membership with MHSAA

Sports affiliated with Carson City-Crystal Area Schools will continue to be regulated by the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA).

Survivors of cancer, as well as caregivers who have helped people fight cancer along the way, receive high fives from supporters as they complete the survivors lap Saturday at Relay For Life of Montcalm County, held at Yellow Jacket Stadium in Greenville. (Daily News | Cory Smith)

Relay For Life honors cancer survivors, raises funds for those fighting

For 24 hours, more than 500 participants from 34 teams worked together, walking along the track at Yellow Jacket Stadium raising funds to fight against cancer. From 10 a.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday, volunteers walked at the annual Relay For Life of Montcalm County event after having collected pledges, earning funds that will go to aid those fighting against cancer within the county.

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Schafer sworn in as 8th Judicial Circuit Court judge

Ronald Schafer recalled his time in high school, when he said there was “no way” his mother could have imagined a day in which her son would be sworn in as a judge in the state of Michigan.

But on the third story of the Ionia County Courthouse on Friday, a packed courtroom of friends, family, supporters — and Schafer’s mother — witnessed otherwise, as Schafer was sworn in as 8th Judicial Circuit Court judge by Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Young Jr.

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Greenville school staff and parents debate military cords at graduation

When 248 students graduated from Greenville High School last Sunday, it was a celebration of academic achievement.

But for 10 of those students, the occasion was clouded.

Members of Greenville City Council discuss the rezoning of three parcels along Congress Street as they review an overlay of the site.

Safety concerns lead to changes at Marvel and Judd intersection

An intersection that often causes confusion for both residents and visitors will no longer contain street-side parking in effort to ease traffic concerns. During Tuesday’s Greenville City Council meeting, City Engineer Doug Hinken reported the intersection of S. Marvel Drive and W. Judd Street has resulted in safety concerns, primarily due to “a situation with the configuration” of the intersection.


IN BRIEF: Crystal Township approves 2016-2017 fiscal year budget

Members of the Crystal Township Board voted Wednesday evening to adopt the 2016-2017 fiscal year township budget.