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Greenville City Manager George Bosanic, left, explains the details behind accepting a facade grant agreement with the Michigan Economic Development Corp. during Tuesday evening’s Greenville City Council meeting, as Mayor John Hoppough listens. — Daily News/Cory Smith

After months of ensuring that all necessary paperwork was filed, regulations met and all parties in agreement, improvements to the downtown district are now just one signature away. During Tuesday’s Greenville City Council meeting, the council unanimously approved seven separate motions to move forward with six facade grant improvement projects through a grant agreement with the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC).

California couple overcomes homeless situation in Michigan

Posted in: Local Monday, September 26th, 2016

When Joe and Amy Hanson (not their real names) moved from California to Michigan, they didn’t have jobs lined up or a place to live. In fact, they were homeless.

Loss of jobs, services hit home hard amid Montcalm County budget cuts

Posted in: Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, Local, S.Slider Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Montcalm County is in the red, and pink slips went out this week as a result.

Last Monday, the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to make budget cuts totaling 22.5 full-time equivalents (FTEs). Those cuts, along with other budget adjustments, will equate to more than $1.7 million in cuts.

Pine Township residents consider switching fire jurisdiction

Posted in: Local, Local, Local Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Pine Township officials are taking a look at the current fire department arrangement.

On Sept. 14, Pine Township Treasurer Randy Robson and five township residents approached the Montcalm Township Board about the possibility of being incorporated into the Montcalm Township Fire Department’s jurisdiction.

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Greenville graduate Justin Zimmer’s NFL plans are on hold.

Yellow Jackets lose to No. 2-ranked Red Arrows 35-10 at home

Posted in: High School Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Greenville’s football team had a tough task to climb back against the No. 2 team in the state in Division 2 according to The Associated Press.

The Yellow Jackets couldn’t do it, losing 35-10 to the Lowell Red Arrows on military night Friday at Legacy Field.

Four local schools honoring military veterans at football games

Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

On Friday, the Lowell at Greenville football game and Merrill at Montabella football game will be dedicated to military veterans, with Carson City-Crystal and Vestaburg’s game to celebrate their traditional Salute to Our Soldiers game Oct. 7 in Carson City.

Belding fifth, Greenville sixth at golf jamboree

Posted in: High School, High School Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Greenville’s golf team was a little shorthanded, so coach Nancy Johnson had to call up two junior varsity players to fill out almost all of her team.

Belding had a full compliment of varsity players.

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  • Four local schools honoring military veterans at football games

    Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
    Posted in: High School, High School, High School, High School

    On Friday, the Lowell at Greenville football game and Merrill at Montabella football game will be dedicated to military veterans, with Carson City-Crystal and Vestaburg’s game to celebrate their traditional Salute to Our Soldiers game Oct. 7 in Carson City.

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  • Greenville City Council approves $834,631 MEDC grant agreement

    Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
    Posted in: G.Slider, Local, News Top Story

    After months of ensuring that all necessary paperwork was filed, regulations met and all parties in agreement, improvements to the downtown district are now just one signature away. During Tuesday’s Greenville City Council meeting, the council unanimously approved seven separate motions to move forward with six facade grant improvement projects through a grant agreement with the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC).

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  • 50+ Fabulous: Local residents’ experience through The Great Depression

    Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
    Posted in: Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Pan Handle, Photos, Photos, Photos, Photos, Photos, Photos, Photos

    Imagine using cardboard to line a pair of shoes because the soles had worn down. Imagine spreading lard across bread sprinkled with brown sugar as an afternoon snack.

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  • S.H.E.: Cakes, carbs, catharsis and compassion

    Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
    Posted in: Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Lifestyle

    I’ve been working on writing this column for a couple weeks now, which I can tell you is about 13 days more than I usually spend writing (just my little joke, editors!) but it’s on a topic that I care deeply about — learning to love myself.

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