Cory Smith

Three buildings owned by Tom Feeney and Glen Powell, consisting of Greenville Floral and S & H Trophy & Sports Center at 221 S. Lafayette St., will be largest of five facade grant projects (pending approval) in the amount of $479,889 in upgrades. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville City Council approves property owner grant agreements

In preparation of potentially receiving more than $1.1 million in grant funding, city officials are taking measures to ensure they won’t be on the hook should something go wrong. During Tuesday evening’s Greenville City Council meeting, the council voted unanimously to approve five property owner grant agreements to applicants applying for facade grant funding through the Michigan Economic Development Corp (MEDC).

Members of the Crystal Township Board discuss revising the township’s lease agreement policy in regards to renting out the Crystal Community Center during their meeting Wednesday. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Crystal’s Community Center lease to be revised

After approving a lease agreement with a local business owner last month, township officials are now reconsidering their approach in renting out the community center. During Wednesday evening’s Crystal Township Board meeting, the board voted unanimously to revise the township’s lease agreement policy in renting out the Crystal Community Center, which is owned by the township and houses its offices.


IN BRIEF: Crystal Township approves $500 expense for Community Center boiler inspection

Members of the Crystal Township Board voted unanimously Wednesday evening to have the boiler system of Crystal Community Center evaluated.


UPDATE: Sumner woman killed in Crystal Township two-vehicle crash identified

A two-vehicle crash that occurred March 8 has resulted in the death of one of the passengers. Sheryl Reinsmith, 61, of Sumner, was killed when the vehicle she was riding in entered an intersection and was struck.


IN BRIEF: Portion of Greenville West Drive renamed Grosvenor Drive

Described as a “housekeeping measure,” members of Greenville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to rename a city street.

Members the Adults with Disabilities Association bowl together at Jacket Lanes in Greenville Feb. 27. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Adults with Disabilities Association in Greenville celebrates 10 years

A decade ago, when Debra Thornton was asked by her son’s teacher to start a local special needs club, she did so with a simple idea to schedule a few events to bring her son and his friends closer together. But in the time since, the club has blossomed into a full nonprofit 501C3 organization, now known as the Adults with Disabilities Association, a group consisting of special needs adults, both physically and mentally.

A closing sale of 50 percent off merchandise will begin today to deplete inventory as Radio Shack in Greenville, after 32 years in the community, will close for good later this month. — Daily News/Cory Smith

After 32 years in downtown Greenville, Radio Shack to close later this month

After more than 30 years of proudly serving its loyal customers, the downtown Radio Shack electronics store will be making its final sale this month. Opened in 1984 by Doug Robbins, the Greenville location has survived every change that both the economy and culture could throw its way, but that well of success finally ran dry.

Richard Ranney

Lifelong Greenville resident, former councilman Richard Ranney died Tuesday at 93

In recalling the memory of Richard F. Ranney, former mayor Lloyd Walker remembers not just a fellow council member, but a true friend. Ranney passed away on Tuesday, at the age of 93, but the lifelong Greenville resident left behind a legacy worth admiring.

Customers browse through items offered by more than 30 vendors during the opening Wednesday of the new Home 2 Home consignment store at 310 S. Lafayette St. in Greenville in the former Springrove Variety store location.  — Daily News/Cory Smith

Home 2 Home consignment store opens in Greenville, offering vintage items

ori Clevenger can recall a time when Greenville’s downtown district was much different from how it appears today, and now, she’s attempting to bring back a piece of that history.

Jeremy Miller

Montcalm County commissioner arrested for drunken driving

Arrested in December for drunken driving, Montcalm County Commissioner Jeremy Miller says he is now in the process of re-committing himself to higher standards.