Spectrum Health United Hospital’s new Convenient Care Clinic officially opens Monday. The walk-in clinic, just across the street from the hospital at Suite 200, 1202 W. Oak. St. in Greenville, provides patients with a more affordable alternative for immediate, non-major healthcare aside from a busy primary care provider or a more costly emergency room visit. — Daily News/Ryan Schlehuber

Greenville walk-in clinic to provide more convenience

Often, medical issues that aren’t major come up at the most inconvenient times, usually after hours when your primary care doctor is unavailable. And sometimes, the emergency room may seem like overkill.

For those in the Greenville area, that inconvenience may now be resolved with the opening of Spectrum Health United Hospital’s new Convenient Care Clinic.

Although this rubric was not used, Michigan Leadership Institute West Central Michigan Regional President and consultant Scott Crosby reviews some of the profile points during a special meeting of the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education on Wednesday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Two hours, six votes and two left in Greenville superintendent pool

The search for a Greenville Public Schools superintendent is down to two finalists. During a special school board meeting Wednesday, board members discussed, deliberated and debated the merits of the three superintendent candidates chosen for second interviews: Greenville’s Chief Operations Officer and Associate Superintendent Korie Crawford, Greenville’s Director of Student Services Linda VanHouten and Ronald Wilson, the former superintendent of Howell Public Schools.

Dennis Magirl of the Greenville Department of Public Safety was recently promoted to deputy director. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville Department of Public Safety sergeant promoted to deputy director

Dennis Magirl of the Greenville Department of Public Safety recently had to turn in his sergeant stripes. As a replacement, he was given a set of gold oak leaf clusters after he was promoted to the position of deputy director.

Top readers from the Flat River Community Library Summer Reading Program were recognized at Monday’s Greenville Public Schools Board of Education meeting. Awards were presented to the top readers in each grade at each elementary school in the district. The winners received a medal, a commemorative certificate and had the honor to shakes hands with each and every one of the school board members.  — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville school board celebrates top summer readers

The sound of thunderous applause filled the building as the prestigious award winners stepped up one by one in front of a wall-to-wall crowd gathered to bask in their greatness.

This was not the Emmy Awards, but something even better.

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Flo’s Pizzeria planning $1.5 million investment into Greenville location

It is official: Flo’s Pizzeria & Ristorante will be opening a location in downtown Greenville.

“This is a proven brand name coming to our downtown,” City Manager George Bosanic said. “The variety will be good for downtown Greenville. Hopefully, it will attract more people to downtown.”

Greenville Department of Public Safety officers investigate the scene of an accident that killed a 4-year-old boy on Monday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

‘Go home and hug your babies’: Child dies after being hit by truck

A little boy died as the result of a tragic accident in the heart of Greenville on Monday. At about 11:24 a.m., the 4-year-old boy was struck and killed by a pickup truck as he attempted to cross an intersection on his scooter. He was crossing with an adult family member. Greenville Department of Public Safety (GDPS) arrived at the intersection of West Washington Street and South Lafayette Streets within minutes to find the little boy lying in the street while the distraught family member stood by.

The Greenville Public Schools Board of Education interviewed Ronald Wilson and Daniel Remenap on Wednesday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville Board of Education begins interviews for superintendent

On Wednesday, as the eye of the sun sank below the horizon, a battle commenced deep in the heart of the Greenville Public Schools Central Services Building. The Battle of the Five.

The Chosen Women, a subsidiary of The Chosen Ones motorcycle club, sort out school supplies to fill the 240 backpacks the club will distribute on Sunday at Baldwin Heights Elementary School. — Courtesy photo

The Chosen Ones biker club give away backpacks

They are The Chosen Ones, a biker club of burly, bearded bears of men who roar around the streets on high-powered Harleys looking for any kind of trouble they can find. If trouble is defined as giving away school supplies to local children who need a helping hand.

Dicastal North America is ramping up to start getting into production. The company requested an amendment to a Community Development Block Grant grant, which the Greenville City Council approved on Tuesday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville OKs Dicastal grant amendment request

Dicastal North America is gearing up for production, but before they really take off they need some cash. About $5 million, to be exact.

During a special meeting on Monday, the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education, along with Michigan Leadership Institute (MLI) West Central Michigan Regional President Scott Crosby, decided on five applicants to call for interviews for the superintendent position at the school. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Candidates announced for Greenville superintendent interviews

Right now there is calm, but come next week a showdown will begin right in the heart of Greenville’s educational system. During a special meeting of the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education on Monday, a handful of educational Goliaths were chosen to fight for the title of “Super.” The board deliberated in closed session for more than two hours to choose the five most qualified candidates to step into the vacant superintendent position in the school district.