Curtis Wildfong

The Greenville Planning Commission recommended to City Council the approval of language changes to downtown residency regulations, which would make it easier for upstairs rental units downtown. The commission Thursday moved the request along to council, which will hold a public hearing Tuesday on the matter. After months of discussion on occupancy requirements in the Commercial-3 (C-3) zone, Planning Commission has supported new language for leaving more decision making to building owners. Pictured, from left, are Chair David Ralph, Vice Chair Mike Gustin and Commissioner Jeanne Cunliffe. (Daily News | Curtis Wildfong)

Special use permits may no longer be needed for downtown upstairs rentals in Greenville

The Greenville Planning Commission recommended to City Council the approval of language changes to downtown residency regulations, which would make it easier for upstairs rental units downtown.

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JUST IN: Greenville Planning Commission moves amended downtown rental requirements on to Council

The Greenville Planning Commission recommended to City Council the approval of language changes to downtown residency regulations which would make it easier for upstairs rental units downtown.

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Montcalm Township Board contributes $1,000 to Montcalm Alliance

Economic development dominos continue to fall in place with this township’s board becoming the next in line to dedicate funds toward the Montcalm Alliance to support a contract with The Right Place.

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Greenville’s inaugural Market at Lafayette Park a success

With the first Market at Lafayette Park in the books and an optimistic view of its future, the Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has dedicated $1,000 in advertising funds to further promote the market and recruit additional venders.

After a more than 6,500-mile journey across the world, 23 high school students from Beijing, China, will be spending this week in Greenville to learn about American culture and help the local community with service projects. Pictured are the students arriving at Greenville Middle School on Sunday evening. (Courtesy photo)

Students from Beijing to learn, share cultural experience with Greenville

After a more than 6,500-mile journey across the world, 23 high school students from Beijing, China, will be spending this week in Greenville to learn about American culture and help the local community with service projects.

Federal-Mogul in Greenville has been placed on a “significant non-compliant” status after several violations of the city’s Industrial Pollution Prevention program, but city officials say most, if not all, issues have been drastically improved. Federal-Mogul was cited multiple times last year for releasing more of two types of pollutants into the city’s wastewater system than is allowed by ordinance. — Daily News/Kyle Wilson

Federal-Mogul works to fix pollution problems

Federal-Mogul has been placed on a “significant noncompliant” status after several violations of the city’s Industrial Pollution Prevention (IPP) program. However, city officials say most, if not all, issues have been drastically improved at the automotive plant, which is located at 510 E. Grove St.

Greenville resident Anthony Czarnopis recently visited the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. as part of the Mid-Michigan Honor Flight for WWII veterans. The flight took about 80 Michigan veterans to Washington D.C. and the WWII Memorial, a place which 69 years since serving in the war, Czarnopis had never seen. During the trip, Czarnopis was given letters, shown above, from elementary students. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Greenville WWII veteran goes on Honor Flight

The goal of the Mid-Michigan Honor Flight on June 24 was to give the remaining World War II veterans in the area “one last mission.” The flight took about 80 Michigan veterans to Washington, D.C., and the WWII Memorial, a place that in 69 years since serving in the war, Greenville resident Anthony Czarnopis had never been.

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At a public forum Monday, representatives from both Carson City-Crystal Area Schools and Ionia Public Schools pitched their districts to the Palo Community Schools Board of Education and a handful of community members who showed up. With the operation of the Palo Community Schools a thing of the past, the school board is now looking at the future of its students as it mulls the decision of whether to annex the district into one or both of the neighboring districts. Pictured are CC-C Board of Education Vice President Ben Adkins.

Palo school board mulling annexation into CC-C or Ionia school districts

With the operation of Palo Community Schools a thing of the past, the school board is looking at the future of its students as it mulls the decision of whether to annex the district into Carson City-Crystal Area Schools, Ionia Public Schools or a combination of both.

From left, Karah Ra, Joseph Willliams and Eden Stewart, who represent the junior alpaca class, stand in front of the judges table waiting to receive their ribbons in the showmanship round. — Daily News/Kyle Wilson

4-H’ers bring out alpacas and llamas for Friday show

There may have been just a few friends and family in the stands and mostly uncooperative animals, but the seven 4-Hers who took part in the llama and alpaca show Friday were enjoying themselves anyway.

Morgan Chaffin, of the Tri-County Country 4-H club, works her pair of swine around the presentation area during her auction time Thursday at the Montcalm County 4-H Fair livestock auction. — Daily News/Kyle Wilson

4-H Fair livestock auction racks up sales of more than $200,000

One after another, the hands of more than 100 buyers sprouted up from the crowded auction barn Thursday during the Montcalm County 4-H Fair’s livestock auction. When all was said and done, 345 animals totaling 76,692 pounds were sold for $208,815.29.