Cory Smith

Greenville Mayor John Hoppough, left, and Mayor Pro Tem Frances Schuleit, right, speak on the subject of the 2016-2017 Items for Accomplishment list during Tuesday evening’s Greenville City Council meeting.

Greenville City Council sets goals

Looking to next year, the Greenville City Council outlined a list of items they would like to place more focus on. During Tuesday’s meeting, council members unanimously approved an Items for Accomplishment (IFA) list for fiscal year 2016-2017.

A cyclist rides along the “boardwalk” section of the Fred Meijer Flat River Trial in Greenville on Tuesday evening, where powder coating has peeled away from the galvanized pipe railing. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville trail boardwalk to receive new railings

Once celebrated as one of the most innovative sections of the Fred Meijer Flat River Trail, time has finally caught up with the “boardwalk.”

At a quarter-mile in length, the stretch of trail that begins at Tower Park, wraps around Greenville Tool & Die, and concludes at M-91, is in need of cosmetic upgrades.

Workers with the Greenville Department of Public Services spent all Wednesday working to correct a sewer line leak on M-91, resulting in inorganic chemicals from nearby Culligan Water Systems leaking into the Flat River. — Daily News/Cory Smith

UPDATE: M-91 reopens after sewer line leak into Flat River

A sewer line leak into the city’s stormwater system, resulting in a chemical substance entering the Flat River, resulted in a temporary closing of S. Lafayette Street (M-91) Wednesday and Thursday.

Workers with the Greenville Public Services Department began work at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday to investigate a sewer line that was leaking potassium permanganate, an inorganic chemical compound used to treat waste water, from Culligan Water Systems.

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JUST IN: Headstones overturned at Eureka Township Cemetery

Several headstones at Eureka Township Cemetery were recently overturned and moved out of place, and local law enforcement continues to seek answers.

S. Lafayette Street (M-91) in front of Culligan Water Systems in Greenville will be closed again Thursday as workers continue efforts to fix a leak from the city's sewer line into the storm water system, which leads to the Flat River. — Daily News/Cory Smith

M-91 closed in Greenville for repairs to sewer line leaking into Flat River

A sewer line leak into the city’s stormwater system, resulting in a chemical substance entering the Flat River, has resulted in a temporary closing of S. Lafayette Street (M-91). Workers with the Greenville Public Services Department (PSD) began work at 7:30 a.m. today to investigate a sewer line that is leaking Potassium Permanganate, an inorganic chemical compound used to treat waste water, from Culligan Water Systems.

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IN BRIEF: Greenville street closures approved for summer car show, Gus Macker tournament

Members of the Greenville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to approve street closures for two summer events.

After being struck by a shotgun blast from a member of the Carson City-Crystal clay target team, there is little resemblance of the former circular disc that existed before it was successfully hit. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Clay target shooting becomes varsity sport at Carson City-Crystal (PHOTOS)

Standing patiently, holding his breath in anticipation, Caleb Stevens steadied his rifle before him, ready to take aim. With safety goggles placed over his eyes and ear shields strapped on firmly, after a small moment of silence to himself, he shouted aloud confidently: “Pull!”

Members of the Greenville Planning Commission, from left, Chairman David Ralph, Vice Chairman Mike Gustin, city liaison Jeanne Cunliffe and member Greg VanderMark — surrounded by empty chairs — discuss Thursday the possibility of shrinking the board from nine to seven members in order to better have a quorum at meetings. (Daily News | Cory Smith)

Greenville Planning Commission goes without quorum … again

In the middle of discussion focused on amending a commercial zoning district downtown, the Greenville Planning Commission suddenly lacked a quorum Thursday evening.

The owner of the historic Greenville Furniture building at 400 S. Lafayette St. is hoping that an amendment to the zoning district in which his building is located will allow for second-story apartments to be constructed in the unit. (Daily News | Cory Smith)

Greenville’s historic furniture building may house second-story apartments

Renovations being done on the historic former Greenville Furniture building are coming to a temporary halt.

A custom wood bench memorializing Devon Morrison, a 10-year-old boy from Belding who drowned in the Flat River in 2013, was stolen this week. It is tan in color and has carvings of a boy fishing on it, a religious cross, and the phrase “don’t stop believing” inscribed on it, as well as Devon’s name. — Courtesy photo

Memorial bench stolen from mother’s yard in Belding

Police are investigating the theft of a bench that memorialized Devon Morrison, a 10-year-old Belding boy who drowned in the Flat River in 2013.

The bench was gifted to Devon’s mother, Shauna Green-Smith, and placed in her front yard at her home on Harrison Street.