Cory Smith

Flat River Community Library Director Laura Powers updates those in attendance at the Coalition of Greater Greenville meeting Thursday on how the library is working to stay engaged with the community. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville library evolving with changing technology

In today’s world, a wealth of information that previously had to be researched in books is now in the palm of your hand.

Through smartphones, tablets and the ever-expanding internet, technology has made the quest for knowledge a much easier task for both children and adults.

One might fear this would harm one of the community’s most public of assets, the Flat River Community Library, but as Library Director Laura Powers made clear Thursday, that is not the case.

Dr. Joyce London thanks a crowd of peers and friends at the Winter Inn after she was selected as the 2014 Fred and Lena Meijer Spirit of Caring award recipient.  — File photo

Greenville’s exemplary humanitarian Dr. Joyce London dies

One of this community’s most uplifting, passionate and caring souls left us on Monday, leaving behind a worthy legacy. Dr. Joyce London, longtime chiropractor, city councilwoman and friend to all she met, died at Hathaway Hills Assist Living in Greenville. She was 69 years old.

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IN BRIEF: Montcalm County to be designated a “connected community”

Five years after receiving federal stimulus money, a mission by Casair Inc. to extending broadband connectivity throughout Montcalm County has come to fruition.

Members of Greenville City Council discuss Tuesday evening about contracting private services for snow plowing of city parking lots. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville planning for snow, contracts for its removal in parking lots

Snow may be the furthest thing from the minds of city residents, but Greenville Public Services Director Tom Pollock is already making preparations. During Tuesday evening’s Greenville City Council meeting, Pollock approached the council with a request to hire a private contractor to plow snow in city parking lots, a service previously handled by Public Service employees.

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IN BRIEF: City of Greenville enjoyed 72% voter turnout

During last week’s election, voters within the city limits of Greenville came out in larger numbers in comparison to other presidential elections.

According to Councilwoman Frances Schuleit, of the 5,349 registered voters within the city, 72 percent cast their ballot.

David Wight, acting chairman of the Crystal Township Downtown Development Authority, gives a presentation to members of the Crystal Township Board on Wednesday. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Crystal Township DDA pleads to continue with organization

After 22 years of functioning with a goal to improve its downtown district, members of the Crystal Township Downtown Development Authority (DDA) are hoping they still have a future. During Wednesday evening’s Crystal Township Board meeting, acting DDA Chairman David Wight presented the board with recommendations going forward after the resignation of three DDA members.

Steve Witty, a civil engineer with Nederveld Inc., presents the site plan during Thursday evening’s Greenville Planning Commission meeting for a new commercial building that would feature space for four new tenants. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Biggby, Culver’s may be coming to Greenville

As the finishing touches are being placed on the soon-to-open Murphy Oil gas station, plans are in the works to add yet another commercial neighbor on the west end of town.

Greenville Tool & Die President Larry Caverley, right, goes over statistics with Ben Wood of the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, center, and U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Pontiac, left, during a tour of the company Thursday afternoon.  — Daily News/Cory Smith

Sen. Gary Peters takes manufacturing tour of Greenville Tool & Die

Touring a factory floor, greeting employees and asking questions of management, U.S. Sen. Gary Peters received an up-close look at manufacturing in Montcalm County. Peters, D-Pontiac, made several stops during a visit to West Michigan, including a stop at Greenville Tool & Die on Thursday.

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Holiday Pops tickets go on sale Monday

Of all the signs that the holiday season has officially begun, the most impressive and musically pleasing may be when the Grand Rapids Symphony comes to town.

Greenville Downtown Development Authority member Jim Hopkins, left, and Greenville City Clerk/Treasurer Norice Rasmussen, right, look at potential designs of interpretive signs to be placed in downtown Greenville, as Flat River Museum and Greenville Historical Society President Keith Hudson, top, describes the images during Tuesday’s DDA meeting. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Interpretive signs to be located centrally in downtown Greenville

This community’s first electrical lights? Installed in 1888. The first brick laid on Lafayette Street? Placed in 1910.