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The Greenville City Council recently approved a motion to privatize snow removal from sidewalks when residents are in violation of the city’s ordinance. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville City Council hires contractor to clear sidewalks

With winter’s icy breath still blowing, this city is looking for ways to ensure clear sidewalks. At the Feb. 3 Greenville City Council meeting, the council approved a motion to privatize snow removal from sidewalks when residents are in violation of the city ordinance. The city will hire Jensen Lawn Care of Greenville to remove the snow at a cost of $65 per hour.

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VIDEO: Turk Lake Polar Plunge raises money for Special Olympics

Leaping into 33-degree water on a cold February afternoon takes the type of courage gladiators would find hard to muster. But the 130 participants of the 2015 Turk Lake Polar Plunge did not bat an eye as they plunged into the depths of Turk Lake on Saturday.

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Washington Club preparing for 150th annual gathering

The Washington Club began in 1866, when John and Eliza Ashley of Grattan Township invited several other couples to celebrate the birth of America’s premiere founding father.

The Ashleys would likely be surprised and pleased to learn the club is going strong 150 years later.

During Tuesday’s Greenville City Council meeting, the council discussed a possible conflict of interest with the appointment of Councilman Larry Moss to the Greenville Area Community Foundation Board. Pictured from left to right, Councilman Brian Greene, Moss, Councilman Lloyd Scoby, City Manager George Bosanic, Mayor John Hoppough, Mayor Pro-Tem Fran Schuleit, Councilman Mark Lehman, Councilwoman Jeanne Cunliffe, Treasurer/Clerk Bradley Hool and the rotating student representative from Greenville High School. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville City Council debates mayoral appointment

The Greenville City Council has been in the middle of a discussion about a possible conflict of interest in the most recent mayoral appointment to the Greenville Area Community Foundation Board.

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Greenville transportation committee talks M-91 speed limit study

Sometimes even the most law-abiding citizens can find going the speed limit is easier said than done.

Traveling five to 10 miles per hour over the speed limit is a breeze, particularly when one is not paying attention to the speedometer or is in a hurry. There also are areas of road where traveling faster than the set speed limit seems logical to some.

From left, COGG Spirit of Collaboration recipient David Ralph, Marian Kemp Outstanding Citizen of the Year recipient Jodie Faber and Small Business Person of the Year recipient Tim Jones are pictured together during the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce annual meeting and awards celebration Thursday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

‘Innovative’ Greenville Chamber of Commerce hands out annual honors

A successful city needs a successful chamber of commerce. As it turns out, Greenville has one of the best. After yet another successful year advocating for this community, the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting and awards celebration. The event highlighted the accomplishments of the chamber last year and handed out annual awards.

Deepfall, a Gowen-based band, held an impromptu rehearsal session on Monday night. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

VIDEO: Local band Deepfall travels to Chicago for ‘America’s Got Talent’

Every musician who picks up an instrument dreams of making it big. Whether it is a guitar, a trumpet or even a kazoo, those who posses musical talent want to play for a crowd. Big or small. That goes double for a rock band. Maybe even triple.

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Newly created Montcalm Alano Club encourages people to join

Battling addiction, in any of its forms, is a painful and sorrowful experience to go through for everyone involved. Many who try to get an upper hand on their addiction feel like there is no way out. Worst of all, they feel like they are alone.

But there is a way out, and they are not alone.

Grace and the Rev. Jeff Wilhelm stand in the sanctuary Mount Calvary Lutheran Church. Grace was diagnosed with plasma cell leukemia in 2012. The church will be holding a marrow donor registry drive today from 3 to 7 p.m. at the church, at 908 W. Oak in Greenville. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Grace Wilhelm fights plasma cell leukemia

In October 2012, Grace Wilhelm and her husband, the Rev. Jeff Wilhelm, were driving back from a prayer conference on Mackinac Island when Grace received a phone call that shook the very foundation of her life.

Tammy Hollinshead is planning the Turk Lake Haunted Days, which will be held May 1 to May 3. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Montcalm Township business owners creating a haunted festival in May

Tammy Hollinshead is planning a zombie apocalypse. Ground zero will be Turk Lake.