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Greenville resident Crystal Gross took home first place in the 2D category for her charcoal drawing titled “Sunshine.” — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Art @ the Green winning entries shine

Awards have been announced for the 3rd annual Art @ the Green event for both 3D and 2D art pieces. With two places for each category decided by art judges and also an award for the top vote getter from the public, the event was highly competitive among the artists, who came from throughout the area to submit 31 entries.

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Greenville Education Foundation kicks off yearly fundraising

For the past 23 years, the Education Foundation of Greenville (EFG) has helped fund events and programs at Greenville Public Schools that don’t regularly fall into the school’s budget.

Through grants and scholarships, the EFG has been able to provide additional opportunities for Greenville students and staff they may not have been open to otherwise.

This city of Greenville has reached an agreement with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) which will allow the city to use remaining funds from a grant it received for the purchasing of two Greenville transit system buses for repairs and improvements on the transit garage. Pictured, from left, are Councilman Lloyd Scoby, City Manager George Bosanic and Mayor John Hoppough. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Greenville to use grant funds for transit garage fix

This city has reached an agreement with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), which will allow Greenville to use remaining funds from a grant it received for the purchasing of two transit system buses for repairs and improvements on the transit garage.

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Large crowds come out to enjoy 50th annual Grand Dansk Parade

With the sun high overhead and the smell of fine Danish cuisine in the air, thousands lined Cass Street in downtown Greenville on Saturday morning as the 50th Danish Festival’s main attraction made its way past awe-inspired children and their families.

With more than 100 entries, the Grand Dansk Parade was more than an hour-long event featuring floats, bands, cars and even a few superheros.

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50th annual Danish Festival attracts people from hundreds of miles away

Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author most remembered by his fairy tale stories. This year’s Danish Festival’s children’s activities, named after the famed author, fit the bill.
With face painting, arts and crafts, a clown, balloons, Legos and even bounce houses, the Hans Christian Andersen children’s events at Tower Riverside Park was a fairy tale scene all its own on Friday.

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DDA discuss signage for activities at Lafayette Park

The Greenville Downtown Development Authority’s trial market nears the end of its inaugural season and the board is already looking into how to draw more people in next year. The main topic of Tuesday’s regular DDA meeting was signage designed for the market and other activities that take place in Lafayette Park and a potential open-air structure built near it.

The Eureka Township Board voted 6-1 Monday to contribute $3,000 to the Montcalm Alliance for a contract with The Right Place, a West Michigan economic development organization. Pictured, from left, are trustees Brad Kelley and Elaine Pendrick, and Treasurer Cindy Hanson. Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Eureka Township pledges $3,000 to local economic development efforts

Dominos continue to fall in the Montcalm Economic Alliance’s effort to fund countywide economic development by contracting with The Right Place, a West Michigan economic development organization.

Divvied up between groups, different areas throughout the city get a little face lift as volunteers make their way along certain routes picking up trash and debris. Shown is a group of volunteers from the First Church of God in Greenville. (Courtesy photo)

Volunteer group clean up Greenville streets for upcoming Danish Fest

Danish Festival is known to bring in thousands of visitors to the city and a group of volunteers has made it their mission to welcome those visitors to a clean Greenville. For the third consecutive year, Steve Schofield, a Greenville resident, organized Church groups, area organizations and resident volunteers to help “spruce up” the city as the festivities near.

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Funeral Notices for August 9, 2014

Funeral notices for Saturday, August 9, 2014

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Ada man pleads guilty in Zero1 case

One of two Ada men charged with the misuse of grant funds awarded to their Greenville company has reached a plea agreement with Montcalm County prosecutors.