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Baldwin Heights Elementary School students, officials and the family of Micah Maroney, center, have teamed up to help fund covering the largest portion of the playground with wood chips, which are much more navigable for Micah’s wheelchair than the pea stones currently there. A GoFundMe account was set up Sunday with a goal of $2,000 and by Friday afternoon it had already exceeded that, reaching more than $2,700. Micah is shown here with her first grade classmates. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

At Greenville school, ‘we have each others’ backs’

Diagnosed at 16 months with spinal muscular atrophy, which deteriorates muscle and impairs mobility, now 6-year-old Micah Moroney hasn’t let the debilitating disease hold her back. The sociable first grader best enjoys spending time with her friends, especially at school. And when the wheels of her electric wheelchair hit the pea stones which cover a vast majority of Baldwin Heights Elementary School’s outdoor playground and sank in, she was devastated she couldn’t continue on with her friends.

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Dicastal North America hiring and training to start in mid-2015

This week, the Greenville City Council approved a $5 million Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) as well as a development agreement with Dicastal North America Inc. and along with that comes a timeline of when the company will bring its promised 300 jobs.

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‘As serious as serious can be’: 4 of 6 suspects arraigned in connection with Spencer Township murder

Four of six men suspected in the death of 34-year-old Brent Luttrell of Spencer Township were arraigned Thursday in a Kent County courtroom.

Friends and family of the victim, as well as some of the suspects, filled the 63rd District Court in Grand Rapids. Between sobs from those in the seats, Judge Sara Smolenski notified the suspects of the charges against them.

Bernard Polzin, newly hired general manager of Dicastal North America, Inc., presents to the Greenville City Council an initial outline of the company's plan for the two former United Solar Ovanics buildings.

Greenville OKs Dicastal grants, sets benchmarks for funds

The Greenville City Council took several steps in welcoming China-based aluminum wheel manufacturer Dicastal North American Inc. to town by paving the way for grant money and drawing up a development agreement. Approved Tuesday night by the council, which will act as the fiduciary for the $5 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, the grant money is designated toward the purchase of the two former United Solar Ovonic (USO) buildings and 97 acres of land.

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The Fighter: Greenville man beats cancer three times

It was 2007 and Greenville resident Scott Young was a 22-year-old lumber worker, expecting his first child with his girlfriend, Ali.

Life was looking up for the young couple, who were just four months away from the birth of their daughter.

But then came this pain; a pain no man wants in an area no man wants it.

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JUST IN: Greenville bus involved in minor crash

A Greenville Public School bus was involved in a minor crash shortly after 8:30 a.m. this morning.

The Michigan National Guard’s Greenville-based 1073rd Support Maintenance Company was recently given the Army Award for Maintenance Excellence (AAME) and the Best of the Best in the Army Maintenance community. Pictured from left, 1073rd Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joey North poses with Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond Odierno, Acting Deputy Chief of Staff G4 Kathleen Miller and Army Chief of Ordnance Brig. Gen. Jack Haley. The award was given in recognition of the 1073rd’s exceptional accomplishments within the medium military table of organization and equipment category. (Courtesy photo)

Greenville-based National Guard 1073rd honored with historic awards

When Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joey North stood on the floor of the Pentagon and accepted the Army Award for Maintenance Excellence (AAME) and the Best of the Best in the Army Maintenance community, it marked several firsts.

Business Development Manager Eric Icard, who comes from North Dakota with 13 years of experience and a master’s degree in economic development, has been designated the city of Greenville’s economic development manager by The Right Place. The city of Greenville reached an agreement with The Right Place for economic development in June. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

The Right Place officials discuss Greenville’s economic prospects

It was nearly a year after first discussing Montcalm County’s options for improving local economic development efforts before the city of Greenville opted to branch out on its own and sign an agreement with The Right Place. Less than three months later, the West Michigan economic development corporation delivered.

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Just A Dream Huntz helps out new hunters

With the echo of the shot still ringing through the trees and the rifle still firmly against his shoulder, 14-year-old Raymond Wyman couldn’t believe he’d missed.

It was his first chance to bag a buck, an 8-point he’d spotted from a blind early in the morning Saturday. Raymond, a Grattan resident, was out hunting with instructors of the Just A Dream Huntz program, put on for first-time and beginning hunters.

But even after the buck trotted of unfazed, it luckily wouldn’t be the last chance he had at his first deer.

The Greenville Garden Club is celebrating its 85th anniversary today. The group, shown here in a 2002 group photo, puts on monthly programs that focus on four main goals; home gardening, artistic floral design, conservation of the environment and civic beautification. It also maintains several gardens throughout the Greenville community and helps educate those interested in horticulture. — Courtesy photo

Greenville Garden Club marks 85 years of community beautification

When a seed is planted deep into the soil, it roots itself in before growing a stem and eventually blossoming into a living plant. Much like a sprouting plant, the Greenville Garden Club started as just a small pod.