From soft beaver pelts to rigid arrow heads, students were left anything but empty-handed Wednesday during a tour of local Native American history. Third-grade students from Lincoln Heights Elementary School made the trip to the Flat River Museum in Greenville to get a hands-on look at the history they had been studying this school year.
In looking ahead to future years, it’s evident that the city of Greenville has one thing clearly on its mind — recreation. During Tuesday evening’s Greenville City Council meeting, four public hearings were held involving grant requests specific to recreation improvements.
Members of Greenville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to approve street-sweeping services for the next three years.
The city of Stanton is hoping to take another shot at an Infrastructure Capacity Enhancement (ICE) Grant through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). The city applied for the grant last year in hopes of making sewer repairs on Lincoln Street. However, the grant was not approved.
In the spirit of collaboration, members of the medical, educational, business, clergy and nonprofit communities gathered together to discuss ways to serve Montcalm County community. In four presentations at a Know the Need community collaboration event Friday, community leaders discussed issues facing vulnerable or impoverished Montcalm County residents and what the various communities in attendance can do to bridge those gaps.
During the inaugural Danish Festival more than half a century ago, the Marketplace at Veterans Park began with a single hot dog stand and a few flea market vendors.
Today, that same marketplace, operated by the Women’s Action Network (WAN), welcomes more than 100 vendors during Greenville’s annual celebration.
Thanks to some seed money from a grant through the Greenville Area Community Foundation, Greenville Public School students are learning about economics and civics in a new way.
A Montcalm County man who won $22.6 million on numbers drawn in the Lotto 47 Feb. 18 drawing has come forward to collect his winning, but will remain anonymous in the process. According to Michigan Lottery, the lucky player is looking forward to “enjoying life and giving back,” after he matched all six Lotto 47 numbers: 12-17-19-29-36-39. The winning ticket was bought at the Greenville E-Z Mart, located at 115 E. Washington St in Greenville.
John Gilchrist, the director of finance for Greenville Public Schools, attended what will be his last regular Board of Education meeting in his position.
Be it his time as a student at the University of Michigan, or his years as an attorney specializing in estate planning, John Svendsen always referred to himself as one thing at heart — “a Greenville kid.” At 74 years old, Svendsen now spends his retirement living in Grand Rapids, but he wishes to give back as much as he can to his hometown.