With instruments in hand, stadium lights beaming down from above and an audience of peers and judges before them, the first breath on the turf of Legacy Field for hundreds of students Wednesday was followed by an exhale of nerves and the unknown.
In the end, there could only be one. That one is Linda VanHouten. During a special meeting of the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education on Tuesday, board members voted 4-3 to extend contract negotiations to VanHouten for the role of superintendent of the school district.
For some it was merely a day out of class. For others it was their first step on the path to a career. Last Wednesday, 46 area students joined a comprehensive tour of manufacturing facilities in Greenville. In a series of groups, students were given an intimate look at Greenville Tool & Die Co., Federal-Mogul Corp., Clarion Technologies, Aggressive Tooling Inc. and West MI Compounding.
There was a heavy police presence at Cedar Crest Elementary School in Greenville last week … and the students were thrilled.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.”
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.