Kelli Ameling

Greenville Department of Public Safety Director Mark Reiss was hired on Aug 1. and brings with him more than 25 years of experience in the police service. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville considered home for new GDPS director

The new director of the Greenville Department of Public Safety has been on the job just shy of a month and he plans to continue his career here as long as the city will keep him. Mark Reiss, 48, started his new position with the public safety department on Aug. 1 after moving back to West Michigan from Dayton, Ohio.

The city of Greenville has purchased a John Deere Gator similar to this one for maintenance on the Fred Meijer Flat River Trail. It will be paid for mostly through a grant from the Greenville Area Community Foundation. — Courtesy photo

Greenville purchases Gator via grant

After receiving a grant in June for a utility vehicle to help maintain the Fred Meijer Flat River Trail, the Greenville City Council approved the purchase of a John Deere Gator last week. The council approved to purchase a Gator from Nelson’s Speed Shop just north of Greenville in an amount not exceed $7,276 during the Aug. 20 council meeting.

After three years using the Solar PV systems at both Greenville High School and Lincoln Heights Elementary School, Greenville Public Schools officials say the panels are performing better than expected. — Courtesy photo/Doug Suess

Greenville school solar project going better than expected

Since installing Solar PV Systems three years ago at Greenville High School and one elementary, school officials are happy with the outcome. According to Greenville Public Schools Superintendent Pete Haines, the systems are producing more than expected in its third year.


Greenville school refinancing results in lower taxes

Greenville Public Schools has taken advantage of low interest rates and refinanced some of the construction bonds, resulting in district residents paying a lower tax rate sooner than planned. Director of Finance John Gilchrist has been working with the bonding counsel and the school board to authorize the refinancing of some of the past construction bonds.

Altogether, there were six winners for the Danish Festival raffle drawing over the weekend. Five of the winners pose with directors from the Danish Festival Board. Picture from left are Fundraising Director Michael Willadsen, Tom Russell, Les Lillie, Executive Director Pamela Jorae, Deanna Butterworth, Ron Cooper and Carl Hansen.

Danish Festival raffle winners

The 49th annual Danish Festival was filled with great memories, fun event and shopping and even prizes that thrilled six local residents.

A local resident is putting together an event called 50-50 Ride to help raise money to fix up Danish Kingdom.

Residents plan ride to raise funds for Danish Kingdom

After seeing a community park in need of help, a local resident is putting together a bike ride to help raise funds for repairs.
During Tuesday night’s Greenville City Council meeting, Greenville resident Lori Hansen presented an idea to the council describing how she plans to help repair Danish Kingdom in Greenville.


Greenville rejects Eureka Township lawsuit settlement

After a closed session discussion Tuesday, the Greenville City Council voted to reject Eureka Township’s settlement offer and to move forward with negotiations regarding a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit.


Greenville sidewalks to be replaced

Some sidewalks throughout Greenville that have been upheaved by tree roots will be replaced to smooth them out.

A young girl dressed in Danish attire excitedly waved at the firefighter during Friday's Fireman's Parade at the 49th annual Danish Festival.

Fireman’s Parade one of many events that kicked off 49th annual Danish Festival

Friday night’s streets were filled with people lining the parade route as local fire departments made their way through Greenville as part of the 49th annual Danish Festival.


Clean Up Greenville event returns

For the second year in a row, Greenville residents have come together to make sure the city is in tip-top shape for the annual Danish Festival. Steve Schofield of Greenville wanted to make a difference last year and there was such a large amount of community support that the second annual “Clean Up Greenville” returned this year.