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Airplanes line the runway waiting for children to come and get their rides during Saturday morning's Flying Eagles event at Greenville Municipal Airport.

Flying Eagles soar over Greenville (PHOTO GALLERY)

Airplanes lined the runway waiting for children to come and get their rides during Saturday morning’s Flying Eagles event at Greenville Municipal Airport.

Both hailing from Greenville, Taylor Bretzke, front left, and Emily Smith, front right, competed among 34 contestants for the Miss Michigan title. Here they are following the opening dance number. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Greenville women enjoy Miss Michigan experience

“I’ll be back,” is a famous line from the movies, but it’s also the goal of two Greenville women after their weeklong adventure competing in the Miss Michigan Scholarship pageant at the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts in Muskegon.

Beagles run, jump and climb in excitement at Rick Snow’s kennels in Greenville. Snow says his kennels offer plenty of space and houses for each dog and he is concerned about Montcalm County kennel ordinance updates, which would require him to build a building to house his dogs. — Daily News/Kyle Wilson

Dog owners say Montcalm County kennel ordinance could do more harm than good

Montcalm County’s kennel ordinance was updated last year with the goal of enacting stricter, more specific requirements. However, a number of dog owners think county officials are barking up the wrong tree.

The 2014 graduating class of the West Michigan Virtual School consisted of 46 students from area school districts who received their high school diplomas. — Daily News/Cory Smith

46 students graduate from West Michigan Virtual School

The West Michigan Virtual School continues to grow in its second year, which was made evident Wednesday evening by the successes of 46 students who earned their high school diplomas through the educational institution. The virtual school, which began its local roots in Greenville in September 2012, launched with 17 students, 10 of them graduating last year.

Greenville High School graduates toss their caps into the air Sunday as they were introduced to the crowd as the class of 2014. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Greenville High School graduates toss their caps into the air Sunday as they were introduced to the crowd as the class of 2014.

2014 Greenville grads ponder big ‘what if’ of the future

As 246 Greenville High School graduates sat in their caps and gowns, about to step out of the North Gym and into the next phase of their lives, social studies teacher Michael Radcliffe challenged them to consider one question: What if?

Greenville Tool & Die began its expansion in December of 2013 and predicts to be finished by the end of July. The new expansion will house a new large bridge mill and a 2,000-ton capacity stamping press. — Daily News/Kyle Wilson

$5 million project underway at Greenville Tool & Die

After the economic downfall of 2008, companies specializing in skilled trades had a difficult time staying afloat. But while many closed, Greenville Tool & Die was able to keep its head above water and is now reaping the benefits of a resurgent automotive industry with a $5.25 million expansion project.

Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce Co-director Candy Kerschen prestents to the Coalition of Greater Greenville group a new marketing campaign developed by a Michigan State University student. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Marketing campaign coming to Greenville

The Coalition of Greater Greenville is launching a marketing campaign to attract people and businesses to the Greenville community by highlighting its assets. The theme of the campaign and new motto for Greenville and the surrounding areas would be “Living large in a small town.”

Seiter Center students Chris Munner, 15, left, Jason Coggins, 14, center, and Ayden Hayes create homemade cards Tuesday to include in each of the backpacks to be presented to the Montcalm County Department of Human Services later this month. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Seiter Center students provide comfort for displaced kids

Imagine a knock on your door late one evening. You’re not expecting company. Men in uniform enter your home, along with official looking people in severe suits holding clipboards and asking questions you don’t really understand. You’re taken away by strangers, separated from your family. You don’t really know what’s going on, but people are yelling, crying, angry.

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UPDATE: Bomb threat robbery thwarted at Greenville Rite Aid pharmacy

The Greenville Department of Public Safety is investigating a bomb threat made at the Greenville Rite Aid store on Thursday afternoon.

Public Safety Director Mark Reiss said a caller phoned the store demanding five pre-paid credit cards, saying he would bomb the store if demands weren’t met. Reiss said the caller gave a time frame of receiving the credit card numbers and security codes on the back.

The park at Montcalm Township’s hall will get a face-lift with new basketball and tennis nets, something officials said is much needed because of the popularity of the park. The basketball nets have withered down to nothing and the tennis net’s operating crank is broken. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Montcalm Township planning to improve park, pavilion

Several improvements are on the horizon for this township’s park and pavilion located at the township hall. The Montcalm Township Board voted Wednesday to purchase new basketball nets, a new tennis net and a crank for the tennis net for $325.