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.
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?
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
The Greenville City Council adopted a new Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) policy Tuesday in an attempt to jump ahead of likely requirements by the state. City Manager George Bosanic said legislation currently making its way through the state legislature could mean lower costs for requests and force municipalities to adopt their own policies, so the city went ahead and did it on its own.
It started in 1948 with a passion for music and a check for $3,000. More than 60 years later, Hansen’s Music Store building has been sold and is closing its doors for good.
For those searching for a unique, eye-opening look at Greenville’s history, look no further than the Flat River Museum this weekend. Celebrating the “Spring Into The Past” mentality with “America’s Pastimes” as the theme, the museum is offering new displays that dive deep into Greenville’s history, showcasing fun elements from the past that were likely otherwise forgotten.