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Longtime Greenville hairstylist Rusty Schlienz’s new book “Talking to the Mirror,” recounts many of the stories he’s heard from clients during his 54-year career. He will sign copies from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at L’Image Salon in Greenville. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Former Greenville hairstylist to sign copies of new book

You hear a lot of stories in 54 of years of listening. Russell “Rusty” Schlienz will share some of those stories with the public when he signs his new book, “Talking to the Mirror,” at L’Image Salon at 328 S. Lafayette St. in Greenville from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday.

A view of the Flat River from downtown Greenville. The Flat River originates from the Six Lakes area and flows through Montcalm, Ionia and Kent counties, into the Grand River in Lowell. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Flat River sampling finds high levels of human fecal matter, say officials

Rivers are one of Michigan’s most precious treasures. They are amazingly self-sustaining and beautiful throughout all seasons. However, they are still susceptible to the pollutants of animals and humans.

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Greenville’s Ponderosa building sold, buyer unsure what comes next

There is a big red “sold” sign on the north side of Greenville which has been causing a buzz since early July.

Everyone has been wondering what that sign, slapped over the Michigan Commercial Properties advertisement at 1015 North Lafayette St., means for the former Ponderosa building.

A member of the Central Michigan Enforcement Team (CMET) carries a stack of eight marijuana plants confiscated from a field north of Greenville. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

CMET finds Greenville marijuana, searches Montcalm County

On Monday afternoon, there was some transplanting going on around Montcalm County.

Marijuana transplanting that is.

Greenville City Councilman Larry Moss, Councilman Lloyd Scoby and City Manager George Bosanic discussed a special assessment district for the Forest View Development during Tuesday night's meeting.  — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville City Council intends to make special assessment district in Forest View

The city council is considering a takeover of the non-hostile kind.

During last Tuesday’s Greenville City Council meeting , council members discussed a request by property owners in the Forest View Development to make improvements to streets within the development by creating a special assessment district. In order to do so, the city must first absorb the streets into the public street system.

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Greenville to sealcoat streets and take down trees

Several streets in Greenville are going to see some serious renovations in the near future.

During Tuesday’s Greenville City Council meeting, council members voted to approve bids to sealcoat 12 portions of streets in the city as well as to remove 53 dead ash trees along several streets.

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Volunteers bring flowers during Make Someone Smile Week

Sitting in the hospital with any ailment is not what one would call a pleasant experience. However, a group of volunteers were working hard on Monday to at least bring a smile to the faces of some Greenville and Belding residents who found themselves infirmed.

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Greenville’s Heartland House celebrates 20th anniversary

Two decades is a long time to put your heart and soul into something, but the Heartland House has been doing just that.

On Friday, the Greenville agency celebrated its 20th anniversary with an open house luncheon.

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Eureka Planning Commission creates outbuilding ordinance

When it comes to standalone accessory building regulations, the Eureka Township Planning Commission does not take the job sitting down. During Wednesday night’s meeting, the Planning Commission held a public hearing on a standalone accessory building ordinance in the township. It was a short public hearing as nary a one township resident attended the meeting to address the ordinance.

Greenville Public Schools Board of Education Vice President Norice Rasmussen presents a superintendent profile to the school board during Monday’s meeting. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville school board completes profile for new superintendent, hires MLI

Straight out of a superhero movie, the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education is embarking on an epic quest to find a new superintendent. And time is of the essence.