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Greenville school board OKs 2014-2015 proposed budget

The Greenville Public Schools Board of Education adopted a proposed $33.6-million budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

Greenville this week was awarded an $8,000 grant from the Greenville Area Community Foundation for maintenance work along the Fred Meijer Flat River Trail. The grant will help fund the recoating of railings along the boardwalk near Greenville Tool & Die on the south end of the city. — Daily News/Kyle Wilson

Greenville gets grant for work on Fred Meijer Flat River Trail

The city of Greenville was awarded an $8,000 grant last week from the Greenville Area Community Foundation for maintenance work along the Fred Meijer Flat River Trail. The grant will help fund the recoating of railings along the boardwalk near Greenville Tool & Die on the south end of Greenville.

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Greenville Chamber signs with The Right Place

Just weeks after getting a $5,000-per-year commitment from the city of Greenville, the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce has signed a service contract with The Right Place Inc. to provide economic development support services.

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The Greenville City Council adopted a balanced $4.38 million proposed budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. Outside of a small raise for city staff, the budget is largely similar to that of the previous year. Pictured, from left, are Councilman Lloyd Scoby, City Manager George Bosanic and Mayor John Hoppough.

Greenville’s city budget similar to previous year; staff gets 1 percent raise

The Greenville City Council on Tuesday passed a balanced, $4.38 million proposed general fund budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year; a budget that includes a 1 percent raise for city staff.

A tractor works up the dirt in Base Arena as the as the Montcalm County Fairgrounds get yet a day closer to the start of the annual 4-H Fair Thursday afternoon. (Daily News | Kyle Wilson)

Montcalm County 4-H Fair in sight; Motocross returns for first time in 10 years

Now in its 79th year, there are few things that are more of a tradition in the area than the Montcalm County Fair.

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Baldwin Lake residents express concern with sewer repairs at lake

The lawsuit between the city of Greenville and Eureka Township that stemmed from a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is long settled, but the issue behind the request is far from being resolved.

Greenville High School Spanish teacher Erin DeWind was recently selected by the Michigan World Languages Association (MIWLA) as the World Languages Teacher of the Year for Michigan. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Greenville High School Spanish teacher wins statewide honor

When Greenville High School Spanish teacher Erin DeWind decided she wanted to teach, it wasn’t to seek recognition. She just wanted to share her passion with others.

Michelle Blaszczynski, who has spent her entire 21-year career with Greenville Public Schools, was recently named chief academic officer, replacing another longtime staffer, Diane Brissett. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Greenville Public Schools names new chief academic officer

The Greenville Public Schools Board of Education has named longtime district employee Michelle Blaszczynski as chief academic officer.

Blaszczynski replaces another longtime staffer, Diane Brissett, who is retiring.

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Greenville Planning Commission looks to simplify downtown regulations

The Greenville Planning Commission on Thursday set a public hearing for July 10 regarding potential language changes to downtown residency regulations.

The proposed new language would make it easier for upstairs rentals downtown.

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Greenville DDA takes aim at ‘the corner lot’

The Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is considering whether to take action to further develop the parcel of land at the corner of M-91 and M-57. The parcel, commonly referred to as “the corner lot,” is privately owned and has been listed for sale for many years.