Cory Smith

Attorney Jeff Soles, Greenville Public Schools Superintendent Linda Van Houten and Montcalm County Clerk Kristen Millard observe Tuesday as a recount is done by Home Township on-call election worker Jane Anderson Beach and Home Township Deputy Clerk Shelley Crosby. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville school bond vote recount yields same results in Eureka Township

A recount of votes centered around alleged fraudulent activity regarding a school bond vote revealed no change Tuesday.

The Montcalm County Board of Canvassers oversaw a recount of votes of Eureka Township — one of seven precincts that voted — from the May 2 Greenville Public Schools bond vote. After 90 minutes of hand-counting, the results proved to be exactly the same — 415 “no” votes to 399 “yes” votes out of 820 votes casts in that township, with six votes listed as “non-countable.”

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Sanctuary cities issue on deck for Rep. Lower

One of the more hot-button issues in Lansing this year has become the status of “sanctuary cities” in Michigan, and Rep. Jim Lower, R-Cedar Lake, finds himself at the center of the issue.

The inaugural Relay for Life of Carson City-Crystal Area Schools will be June 2 on the high school track at Community Field. — Courtesy photo

CC-C to host inaugural Relay for Life event June 2

As a nurse who manages the Infusion and Chemotherapy Center at Sparrow Carson Health, Nancy Seals knows all too well the impact cancer has on members of her community. With patients coming in daily to receive treatment, Seals meets regularly with individuals who are giving every ounce of willpower they possess to overcome the deadly disease.

The Ricker family of Cedar Springs, from left, mother Kim, brothers Preston, 13, Brison, 16, and father Brian, continue to fight daily as Brison battles against an inoperable brain tumor he was diagnosed with in January 2016. — Courtesy photo

Mancino’s to host fundraiser to benefit Cedar Springs family

In looking for sibling strength in overcoming the greatest of odds, one has to look no further than brothers Brison and Preston Ricker of Cedar Springs.

On Jan. 23, 2016, Brison, 16, was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer, referred to as a Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), which is a highly aggressive and difficult to treat brain tumor found at the base of the brain.

DME Co. (formerly Detroit Mold Engineering) and its parent company, Milacron LLC, which is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, will be bringing new technologies, machinery and jobs at its Greenville facility. — Courtesy photo

Why Milacron chose Greenville

Three weeks ago, Greenville industry received a much-needed shot in the arm when a plastic injection molding supplier announced a major investment. DME Co. (formerly Detroit Mold Engineering) and its parent company, Milacron LLC, which is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, is investing $5 million — and up to 70 new jobs — at its Greenville facility at 1117 E. Fairplains St. DME previously purchased Master Unit Die Products Inc. (MUD), including Greenville’s Fairplains Street facility, in 1998.

The residence at 708 Marvel Drive, currently raised from its foundation, will be relocated next week to property on W. Coffren Street that was recently rezoned from commercial to residential. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville continues process of relocating Marvel Drive

The potential relocation of a city street took another step forward Tuesday evening as the city aims to improve parking and traffic flow at Spectrum Health United Hospital. The City Council unanimously approved to introduce an ordinance to vacate a portion of Marvel Drive, from Oak Street to Judd Street.

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Anti-drug symposium addresses reality of opioid addiction

On a road to restoration for nearly six years, recovering addict Justin Yost is one of the strongest voices of the community in the fight against drug use.

Having spoken at five different schools, reaching out to almost 1,000 students, Yost, 33, of Greenville, uses every opportunity to tell his story geared toward prevention.


IN BRIEF: Greenville enters agreement with Commercial Bank for televising equipment

Members of Greenville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to award a bid for an installment purchase agreement (IPA) in connection with televising equipment for the Public Services Department.

Engineer Kyle Wilson of Nederveld in Grand Rapids, left, shows blueprints of a site plan for a new Culver’s restaurant to Greenville Planning Commission Chairman David Ralph, center, and Vice Chairman Greg Vandermark Thursday. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Site plan calls for Culver’s between Taco Bell and Advanced Auto Parts

In November of last year, Mike Brann Sr. and Mike Brann Jr. brought forth plans to construct a retail center on the edge of town, bringing with it a coffee shop and other potential businesses. While those plans sit in limbo as roadway access for the site — which sits in front of Wal-Mart — is debated, the Branns are moving forward with another potential investment on a separate site: a Culver’s Restaurant.

Greenville Mayor John Hoppough, left, and Councilwoman Frances Schuleit, center, listen as City Manager George Bosanic, right gives a presentation on the proposed 2017-2018 fiscal year budget for the city on Tuesday. — Daily News/Cory Smith

‘A slightly more robust’ budget for Greenville

Last year, Greenville City Manager George Bosanic said he was comfortable with the state of the city’s budget for the first time in several years. As Bosanic presented the proposed 2017-2018 fiscal year budget to the Greenville City Council during a special meeting Tuesday evening, the mood was more of the same.