Kelli Ameling

The Tivoli Garden Beer Tent, which usually is held each Danish Festival at the Greenville Armory on Hillcrest Street in Greenville, will not be included among this year’s activities during the festival. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Tivoli Garden Beer Tent will be absent from 2013 Danish Festival

As the Tivoli Garden Beer Tent will not be held during this year’s 49th annual Danish Festival, downtown businesses and the city prepare for where festival goers might spend their time. Danish Festival Executive Director Pamela Jorae stated it was declining numbers that caused the event to be canceled.

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M-57 construction samples use of crumb rubber on major roads

Many local drivers will be testing out a new type of asphalt that could be used throughout the rest of the state in future road projects.

A male driver was taken by AeroMed to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids after he passed a dump truck and clipped the front of it when merging back in the lane. Alcohol and road rage are believed to factors in the accident. Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Alcohol, road rage factors in crash ending with driver being airlifted

A driver was taken by AeroMed to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids after crashing with a dump truck.


Greenville updates sewer use ordinance for industrial users

Changes have been made to Greenville’s sewer usage ordinance to stay compliant with the frequent changes to federal law. The updated ordinance mainly applies to industrial users.

The Greenville City Council approved a rate increase for water and sewer on Tuesday during its regular meeting. From left to right are Councilman Brian Greene, Councilman Larry Moss, Councilman Lloyd Scoby, City Manager George Bosanic, Mayor Pro Tem Frances Schuleit, Councilman Mark Lehman and Councilwoman Jeanne Cunliffe. Mayor John Hoppough was absent from the meeting.

Greenville water, sewer rates increasing

City residents will see an increase on their water and sewer bills due to the result of decreased revenue.
During Tuesday’s meeting, the city council approved a 5 percent rate increase for water and a 10 percent rate increase for sewer.

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New additions to Fighting Falcon Military Musuem to be completed by Danish Festival

The Fighting Falcon Military Museum in Greenville will soon have more usable space to use for storage and more.

Mark Reiss, 48, of Dayton, Ohio, was confirmed Tuesday as the new director of the Greenville Department of Public Safety. His first day will be Aug. 1. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Greenville picks new public safety director

A new director has been named for the Greenville Department of Public Safety after a recommendation from City Manager George Bosanic. During Tuesday’s meeting, the council confirmed the appointment of Mark Reiss, 48, of Dayton, Ohio, who will begin his director duties on Aug. 1.


Summer library is under way at Cedar Crest in Greenville

One day throughout the summer, students have the ability to attend a summer library program that provides fun and educational programs. Every Tuesday from now until Aug. 20, local students are able to attend Cedar Crest Elementary School in Greenville and participate in its summer library program.


Greenville to choose new public safety director within next few weeks; 3 candidates remaining

The city of Greenville has narrowed its search for a Public Safety director to three candidates.
This position, which became vacant when Michael Pousak resigned after just a year on the job, has been filled by Interim Director Michael Stuck since the end of May. After thorough background checks and research on the candidates, City Manager George Bosanic announced the top three candidates for the position.


Montcalm Township to offer pool-filling services

The Montcalm Township Fire Department will be able to offer pool-filling services in the near future.
During the township board meeting on Wednesday, the trustees voted to allow the fire department to offer the service to township residents.