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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.

Rite Aid

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.

Greenville City Manager George Bosanic, left, said legislation currently making its way through state congress could mean lower costs for Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and would also force municipalities to adopt their own policies, so the city went ahead and did it on its own. Also pictured is Mayor John Hoppough. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Greenville City Council adopts new FOIA policy

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.

Bob Hansen, pictured plucking the strings of a guitar at his Greenville business, will be closing the music store after more than 60 years of business. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Greenville music store almost silent

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.

Greenville’s combined bands performing on Lafayette Street in downtown Greenville in 1929. — Courtesy photo

Flat River Museum showcasing Greenville history this weekend

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.

The Eureka Township Board Monday approved wording for two millage renewals to be placed on the May 6 special election ballot. Pictured, from left, are Supervisor Rodney Roy, Clerk Linda Ruwersma, Trustee Jeremy Austin and Trustee Posekany. Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Eureka to place two millage renewals on August ballot

Residents of this township will be asked to vote on renewing two separate millages in August — one of which will support fire services and the other policing. The two requests, the wording of which was approved Monday by the Eureka Township Board, will ask voters to renew a 0.75-mill request (fire services) and a 1-mill request (police). If approved, both millage renewals would begin this year, but would cover different lengths of time.

Greenville’s Per Gradus Club will soon be celebrating its 110th anniversary. Pictured here at March’s meeting are, from left, Maureen Burns, Secretary Elaine Pendrick, President Annette Sandtveit, Second Vice President Sharon Swindell and Treasurer Shirley Kalbfleisch. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Per Gradus Club has been improving Greenville for 110 years

When members of the Per Gradus Club gathered for their first meeting in 1904, women were still 16 years away from being granted the right to vote. Although 1904 was the year Helen Keller graduated from Radcliffe, few women of the time pursued university degrees.

The Greenville Wastewater Treatment Plant earned high honors from the Michigan Rural Water Association when it was named system of the year following its large expansion. Pictured, from left, are facility operator Tim Foster, plant supervisor Shawn Wheat, Mayor John Hoppough, project engineer Steve Williams and Michigan Rural Water Association Vice President Bob Masters. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Greenville honored for its wastewater treatment

The city was honored Tuesday by the Michigan Rural Water Association when it was given the Wastewater Treatment Utility of the Year award. The city was acknowledged by the water association Tuesday for its large upgrade at the wastewater treatment plant which expanded its processing capabilities, added a bio oxidation tower and installed a ground-mounted solar system to offset electrical costs at the plant.