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Students received an intimate view of some massive machines at Greenville Tool & Die during a manufacturing tour on Wednesday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Students tour local manufacturers, learn about apprenticeships

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.

Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputy Charlie Mahar reads to Denise Shaw’s kindergarten class at Greenville’s Cedar Crest Elementary School. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Local police officers visit elemetary school students

There was a heavy police presence at Cedar Crest Elementary School in Greenville last week … and the students were thrilled.

Although this rubric was not used, Michigan Leadership Institute West Central Michigan Regional President and consultant Scott Crosby reviews some of the profile points during a special meeting of the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education on Wednesday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Two hours, six votes and two left in Greenville superintendent pool

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 was recently promoted to deputy director. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville Department of Public Safety sergeant promoted to deputy director

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.

Greenville Department of Public Safety officers investigate the scene of an accident that killed a 4-year-old boy on Monday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

‘Go home and hug your babies’: Child dies after being hit by truck

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.

The Greenville Public Schools Board of Education interviewed Ronald Wilson and Daniel Remenap on Wednesday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville Board of Education begins interviews for superintendent

On Wednesday, as the eye of the sun sank below the horizon, a battle commenced deep in the heart of the Greenville Public Schools Central Services Building. The Battle of the Five.

Dicastal North America is ramping up to start getting into production. The company requested an amendment to a Community Development Block Grant grant, which the Greenville City Council approved on Tuesday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville OKs Dicastal grant amendment request

Dicastal North America is gearing up for production, but before they really take off they need some cash. About $5 million, to be exact.

During a special meeting on Monday, the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education, along with Michigan Leadership Institute (MLI) West Central Michigan Regional President Scott Crosby, decided on five applicants to call for interviews for the superintendent position at the school. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Candidates announced for Greenville superintendent interviews

Right now there is calm, but come next week a showdown will begin right in the heart of Greenville’s educational system. During a special meeting of the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education on Monday, a handful of educational Goliaths were chosen to fight for the title of “Super.” The board deliberated in closed session for more than two hours to choose the five most qualified candidates to step into the vacant superintendent position in the school district.

Greenville Planning Commissioner Dale Reyburn and Chairman David Ralph review site plan for a special land use permit for Murphy Oil USA Inc. during Thursday's meeting.  — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Gas station coming to M-57 near Wal-Mart

The Greenville Planning Commission is discussing gas stations … again. During Thursday’s meeting, commissioners held a work session concerning a site plan for a special land use permit for Murphy Oil USA Inc., which plans on constructing a gas station on the south side of Wal-Mart facing M-57. The gas station will be accessible from the Wal-Mart service drive.

Greenville’s Cleveland-Wolverton VFW Post 3794 Color Guard marches proudly through downtown Greenville during the 51st Danish Festival’s Grand Dansk Parade Saturday. — Daily News/ Brad Klosner

Bryan Armock carries the colors to honor his grandfather (Photo Gallery)

For most, the Great Dansk Parade is merely an enjoyable and entertaining event at the Danish Festival. But not for Bryan Armock. For Armock, the Great Dansk Parade means legacy.