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Greenville City Councilman Larry Moss, right, asks a question in regards to the city’s proposed 2017-2018 Capital Improvement Program budget Tuesday evening, as Councilwoman Sylvia Warner listens. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville proposing $21 million in projects

With a “little extra money” in comparison to previous years, this city’s proposed Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget has come forward with some ambitious goals. On Tuesday evening, the Greenville City Council met during a special meeting to review the proposed budget which expands out six years, although City Manager George Bosanic limited the presentation to the 2017-2018 fiscal year, as it applies to the upcoming fiscal year budget to be approved in June.

Stafford Media President Rob Stafford and Vice President of Sales John Moy talk to students from the newspaper club at Greenville Middle School on Wednesday. The club formed last fall and have been working ever since to design, fill and print their own student-run newspaper. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Greenville Middle School club sees its newspaper printed

A culmination of months of hard work came hot off the presses Wednesday. A group of students dedicated to writing and reading embarked on a journey to start up a student-run newspaper at Greenville Middle School about six months ago.

Kiersten Reeves, 18, left, and Madison Willmore, 18, were each presented with $500 scholarships from the Montcalm Area Human Resource Association prior to the association’s meeting on Wednesday. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Local business organization awards 3 college scholarships

Three local students are each $500 richer after receiving a scholarship Wednesday afternoon. The Montcalm Area Human Resource Association (MAHRA) awarded the scholarships during a luncheon Wednesday prior the association’s meeting. This is the first year the MAHRA has awarded the scholarships.

DME Co. (formerly Detroit Mold Engineering) and its parent company, Milacron LLC, which is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, will be bringing new technologies, machinery and jobs at its Greenville facility. — Courtesy photo

Why Milacron chose Greenville

Three weeks ago, Greenville industry received a much-needed shot in the arm when a plastic injection molding supplier announced a major investment. DME Co. (formerly Detroit Mold Engineering) and its parent company, Milacron LLC, which is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, is investing $5 million — and up to 70 new jobs — at its Greenville facility at 1117 E. Fairplains St. DME previously purchased Master Unit Die Products Inc. (MUD), including Greenville’s Fairplains Street facility, in 1998.

The residence at 708 Marvel Drive, currently raised from its foundation, will be relocated next week to property on W. Coffren Street that was recently rezoned from commercial to residential. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville continues process of relocating Marvel Drive

The potential relocation of a city street took another step forward Tuesday evening as the city aims to improve parking and traffic flow at Spectrum Health United Hospital. The City Council unanimously approved to introduce an ordinance to vacate a portion of Marvel Drive, from Oak Street to Judd Street.

Engineer Kyle Wilson of Nederveld in Grand Rapids, left, shows blueprints of a site plan for a new Culver’s restaurant to Greenville Planning Commission Chairman David Ralph, center, and Vice Chairman Greg Vandermark Thursday. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Site plan calls for Culver’s between Taco Bell and Advanced Auto Parts

In November of last year, Mike Brann Sr. and Mike Brann Jr. brought forth plans to construct a retail center on the edge of town, bringing with it a coffee shop and other potential businesses. While those plans sit in limbo as roadway access for the site — which sits in front of Wal-Mart — is debated, the Branns are moving forward with another potential investment on a separate site: a Culver’s Restaurant.

Greenville Mayor John Hoppough, left, and Councilwoman Frances Schuleit, center, listen as City Manager George Bosanic, right gives a presentation on the proposed 2017-2018 fiscal year budget for the city on Tuesday. — Daily News/Cory Smith

‘A slightly more robust’ budget for Greenville

Last year, Greenville City Manager George Bosanic said he was comfortable with the state of the city’s budget for the first time in several years. As Bosanic presented the proposed 2017-2018 fiscal year budget to the Greenville City Council during a special meeting Tuesday evening, the mood was more of the same.

A final version of one of four interpretive signs showcases the history of Lafayette Street’s 300 block in downtown Greenville with photos dating back to the 1870s. The signs will be located alongside Lafayette Street, and will be installed as early as June. — Courtesy graphic/Ryan Lee

Greenville DDA votes to purchase interpretive signs

After months of planning, designing and locating the most appealing of historic photos, new interpretive signs are ready to be created to showcase the history of downtown Lafayette Street. During Tuesday’s Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) meeting, the DDA voted unanimously in two separate motions to tentatively approve the purchase of four signs to be displayed on either side of the street.

Baldwin Heights Elementary School Principal Mike Walsh goes through computer programming at the Scratch Jr. station at Friday’s tech expo. Fifth-graders in Matt Hoenshell’s class spent time with Kelsey DeDonado’s kindergarten class to teach them about computer coding, computer-aided design and 3-D construction.

Greenville students help others learn about computer design

A class of fifth-grade students recently took education into their own hands. Students in Matt Hoenshell’s class at Baldwin Heights Elementary School recently taught kindergarten students in Kelsey DeDonado’s class about computer coding, computer-aided design and 3-D design for just over an hour Friday morning.

Previously a nine-hole golf course, the former Greenville Country Club is now being redeveloped into Taylor Hops, a new hops farm owned by Todd and Stacey Taylor of Greenville.

Taylor Hops brings hop farm to former Greenville Country Club

Previously one of the jewels of this city, time has not been kind to the former Greenville County Club. The 56-acre site was once home to a nine-hole course, complete with rolling greens across a hilly landscape and a tremendous view of Baldwin Lake from high above at the now demolished clubhouse, which closed in 2010.