MAISD to benefit from 3-year sex ed grant

The Montcalm Area Intermediate School District has been awarded a grant that was given to only 19 other districts nationwide.

The Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Grant provides sexual risk avoidance education for special education students in self-contained classrooms, which have smaller groups of students.

The Flat River Community Library will host a program called Basics of Tea at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, which will feature Cynthia Wedge, owner of English Cottage Tea in Grand Rapids. Wedge will give a talk about the different kinds of tea and have some samples for people to try. The event is free and open to the public. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Learn about tea Tuesday at the Greenville library

Tuesday evening is tea time.

Cynthia Wedge, the owner of English Cottage Tea in Grand Rapids, will be at the Flat River Community Library at 6:30 p.m. to give a presentation about tea, including the different varieties, its history and its health benefits.

Linda Van Houten

Greenville school board readies bond

There were robots present at a school board meeting Monday evening … but luckily, not robots from a James Cameron film. Three students from Emily Mason’s Greenville Middle School innovative solutions class were in attendance to show off the robots they built from a special Lego set acquired after Mason secured a grant through the Education Foundation of Greenville (EFG).

Flo's Pizzeria Ristorante & Sports Bar in Greenville opened in May 2016 following a $1.5 million investment from owners Dan and Davide Uccello. The Uccellos are now working with the Greenville Downtown Development Authority through a brownfield grant arrangement in the hope of receiving $140,000 in financial assistance through future tax increment financing revenue. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville DDA mulls brownfield grant for Flo’s

Eight months after the effort was proposed, additional financial assistance may come to fruition for Flo’s Pizzeria Ristorante & Sports Bar.

Just not immediately.


Montcalm County Parks & Rec Committee fails to have quorum

The Montcalm County Parks & Recreation Committee was scheduled to discuss and vote on the topics of park closure and adopt-a-park applications Tuesday morning.

However, the committee was unable to meet due to the lack of a quorum.

Craig Albright

JUST IN: Greenville man arrested for alleged sex crimes

The Michigan State Police Computer Crimes Unit and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force recently conducted an investigation that led to the arrest of a Greenville man.

The original trunk owned by August Rasmussen, which contained his belongings brought over from Denmark to Gowen when he immigrated in 1856, has stayed within the family after 160 years. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Danish journalist to film documentary on early Gowen settler (PHOTOS)

One hundred-sixty years ago, at the young age of 26, August Rasmussen commenced on a journey that few would likely fathom enduring today. With his wife, Ane, at his side, the Danish couple embarked on an adventure away from their homeland, traveling across the Atlantic Ocean for nearly eight weeks to establish a new life in the wild unknown that was the United States.


Montcalm County Brownfield Authority quiet for past 2 years

A Montcalm County commissioner is questioning why the county’s Brownfield Authority hasn’t met in nearly two years, but the authority’s chairman says there’s simply been no reason to meet.

Bostwick Bakery, 529 N. Lafayette St., opened on Wednesday. The bakery has a variety of doughnuts, cookies and pastries available. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Bostwick Bakery opens up with a boom in Greenville

When Bostwick Bakery opened Wednesday, they were expecting a slow start. But a few Facebook posts the night before and the morning of the opening was all the new bakery needed to get a steady flow of business.

A new hardware store called CJ’s Place will eventually occupy this site at 306 N. Maplewood St. in Greenville. The store is expected to open this spring. — Daily News/Cory Smith

New hardware store coming to Greenville this spring

A new hardware and building materials retail store is coming to town.

Motorists have surely noticed a new building being constructed at 306 Maplewood St., directly in front of the Jacket Lanes bowling alley along M-57 on the west side of Greenville.