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Greenville’s Ponderosa building sold, buyer unsure what comes next

There is a big red “sold” sign on the north side of Greenville which has been causing a buzz since early July.

Everyone has been wondering what that sign, slapped over the Michigan Commercial Properties advertisement at 1015 North Lafayette St., means for the former Ponderosa building.

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Make it simple: Rep. Outman proposes road funding solution

Michigan’s longterm road funding outlook remains in flux after the massive failure of Proposal 1 last May. Rep. Rick Outman has heard a wealth of feedback from his constituents in the months that followed the proposal’s downfall.

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Greenville to sealcoat streets and take down trees

Several streets in Greenville are going to see some serious renovations in the near future.

During Tuesday’s Greenville City Council meeting, council members voted to approve bids to sealcoat 12 portions of streets in the city as well as to remove 53 dead ash trees along several streets.

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Greenville Optimist Camp Wah-Wah-Tay-See in full swing

For many, the alarm clock buzz in the wee hours of the morning is the annoying harbinger of another drudging day at work. But not for Bob Hemmingsen.

“I have the best job in Montcalm County,” he said.

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Volunteers bring flowers during Make Someone Smile Week

Sitting in the hospital with any ailment is not what one would call a pleasant experience. However, a group of volunteers were working hard on Monday to at least bring a smile to the faces of some Greenville and Belding residents who found themselves infirmed.

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Greenville’s Heartland House celebrates 20th anniversary

Two decades is a long time to put your heart and soul into something, but the Heartland House has been doing just that.

On Friday, the Greenville agency celebrated its 20th anniversary with an open house luncheon.

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Eureka Planning Commission creates outbuilding ordinance

When it comes to standalone accessory building regulations, the Eureka Township Planning Commission does not take the job sitting down. During Wednesday night’s meeting, the Planning Commission held a public hearing on a standalone accessory building ordinance in the township. It was a short public hearing as nary a one township resident attended the meeting to address the ordinance.

Greenville Public Schools Board of Education Vice President Norice Rasmussen presents a superintendent profile to the school board during Monday’s meeting. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville school board completes profile for new superintendent, hires MLI

Straight out of a superhero movie, the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education is embarking on an epic quest to find a new superintendent. And time is of the essence.

Community Assistance Specialist Ryan Kilpatrick with the Michigan Economic Development Corp. asks a question of business owners in downtown Greenville during a Monday meeting at Springrove Variety. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville business owners meet to discuss grant opportunities

If there is one thing that can draw a horde of business people together, after hours, on a Monday, it is the prospect of free money. Or at least mostly free.

Greenville Public Schools Board of Education Secretary Ronald Billmeier, left, and Treasurer James Anderson, discuss the purchase of 10 propane-fueled buses for the district during a special board meeting Monday evening. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville schools to buy 10 propane buses

When the upcoming school year begins for students at Greenville Public Schools, several of those who are transported by bus may notice something different. During a special Board of Education meeting Monday evening, board members voted 5-1, with Treasurer James Anderson opposed and Trustee John Raven absent, to approve the purchase of 10 propane-fueled buses for the district’s fleet of 29 buses.