Standing with their arms wrapped around each other, smiles of joy on their faces and diplomas in hand, Greenville High School seniors Michael Hogan, Jacob Schrader and Tyler Mooney wore their school colors of purple and gold with pride. Having just graduated from high school Sunday, the friends exchanged handshakes and hugs with family members outside of the school, with phones pointed from every direction taking photos to commemorate the occasion.
Jorgensen’s closed the doors of its west side store in Greenville in 2010. Seven years later, plans are in the works for the grocery store to return to its former location off of W. Washington Street this summer.
Residents of this community were treated to one of the more unique “parade of homes” in recent memory on Thursday.
At 9 a.m., two homes on Marvel Drive were transported throughout town via semi trucks, guided by a police and fire escort and accompanied by utility and public works employees as they traversed down several city streets.
With a “little extra money” in comparison to previous years, this city’s proposed Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget has come forward with some ambitious goals. On Tuesday evening, the Greenville City Council met during a special meeting to review the proposed budget which expands out six years, although City Manager George Bosanic limited the presentation to the 2017-2018 fiscal year, as it applies to the upcoming fiscal year budget to be approved in June.
A recount of votes centered around alleged fraudulent activity regarding a school bond vote revealed no change Tuesday.
The Montcalm County Board of Canvassers oversaw a recount of votes of Eureka Township — one of seven precincts that voted — from the May 2 Greenville Public Schools bond vote. After 90 minutes of hand-counting, the results proved to be exactly the same — 415 “no” votes to 399 “yes” votes out of 820 votes casts in that township, with six votes listed as “non-countable.”
As children played on slides and swings, ran amongst the tall trees and explored the shores of the Flat River on Thursday afternoon, their mothers rested in the shade of the pavilion at McCarthy Park.
The members of the inclusive homeschool group from Alma, Belding, Blanchard, Greenville, Howard City and points beyond use the park on M-91 just north of Greenville as a central location for a weekly playdate gathering. The group was relieved to learn the Montcalm Township park would not be closing this year despite Montcalm County budget cuts.
A culmination of months of hard work came hot off the presses Wednesday. A group of students dedicated to writing and reading embarked on a journey to start up a student-run newspaper at Greenville Middle School about six months ago.
Three weeks ago, Greenville industry received a much-needed shot in the arm when a plastic injection molding supplier announced a major investment. DME Co. (formerly Detroit Mold Engineering) and its parent company, Milacron LLC, which is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, is investing $5 million — and up to 70 new jobs — at its Greenville facility at 1117 E. Fairplains St. DME previously purchased Master Unit Die Products Inc. (MUD), including Greenville’s Fairplains Street facility, in 1998.
The potential relocation of a city street took another step forward Tuesday evening as the city aims to improve parking and traffic flow at Spectrum Health United Hospital. The City Council unanimously approved to introduce an ordinance to vacate a portion of Marvel Drive, from Oak Street to Judd Street.
On a road to restoration for nearly six years, recovering addict Justin Yost is one of the strongest voices of the community in the fight against drug use.
Having spoken at five different schools, reaching out to almost 1,000 students, Yost, 33, of Greenville, uses every opportunity to tell his story geared toward prevention.