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Kyle Durdle, 17, left, and Zach Ingersoll, 16, talk about the projects they’re working on in Adam Hopkins’ machines class at Greenville High School on Thursday afternoon. If a school bond proposal passes next spring, equipment in the shop will be replaced with updated and modern equipment. — Daily News/Emiliee Nielsen

Greenville residents learn about school bond proposal (PHOTOS)

Voters in the Greenville area could see a school bond proposal on the ballot in May. The Greenville Public Schools district is preparing for the proposal by circulating a survey about priorities for improvement and hosting community forums to gather feedback from stakeholders.

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Schuleit named Fred and Lena Meijer Spirit of Caring Award recipient

On Tuesday evening, the best-kept secret in town was finally awarded to one of this community’s most caring, gracious and humble individuals. During the annual Spectrum Health Celebration of Caring Dinner at Winter Inn, the winner of the 2017 Fred and Lena Meijer Spirit of Caring Award was revealed.

Montcalm County Prosecuting Attorney and WAN Member Andrea Krause, at right, presents Candy Kerschen with the WAN Woman of the Year Award. Kerschen was nominated by Kathy Jo VanderLaan, Kim Cain and Gae Donovan-Wolfe. — Courtesy Photo

Candy Kerschen named WAN Woman of the Year

The Woman’s Action Network (WAN) of Montcalm County has named the Woman of the Year. Candy Kerschen of Greenville was honored as Woman of the Year at a Nov. 16 ceremony. She was nominated by Kathy Jo VanderLaan, Kim Cain and Gae Donovan-Wolfe.

Valerie Sanborn works on deducting extras from her income to see if she has enough money to splurge on travel or entertainment alongside Montcalm County Tom Lindeman who was one of many volunteers who manned stations to help eighth grade students at the Greenville Middle School Reality Store. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Greenville Middle School eighth-graders learn about the cost of living

For most adults, paying bills, buying groceries and being surprised by an unexpected medical need are part of life. For Greenville Middle School eighth-graders, this part of life became a reality as the students participated in a Reality Store.

Cassidy Brigham of Grand Rapids launches a disc through snowy conditions on one of the 18 holes playing in the Tower Mountain Throwdown disc golf tournament Saturday at the new Tower Park Disc Golf Course in Greenville. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Tower Park Disc Golf Course opens with tournament (PHOTOS)

As Greenville City Manager George Bosanic made his way along Baldwin Street on Saturday morning, he suddenly found himself at a loss for words as he approached one of the community’s city parks. On a day that featured the first snow flurries of autumn and temperatures hovering slightly above freezing, the parking lot of Tower Mountain Park was completely full, with dozens of adults gathered at the base of the mountain.

David Wawersik renovated the stairway at Camp Greenwood in Gowen. Now the stairway is safer and has a more aesthetically pleasing passage for campers to get to the lake. It is one of the several projects Wawersik completed at the camp as part of his Eagle Scout project. — Courtesy photo

Camp Greenwood benefits from Eagle Scout project

David Wawersik always enjoyed his trips to Camp Greenwood when his Boy Scout troop would visit the spacious, rural campground. When it came time for David to take on the challenge of an Eagle Scout project, it was an easy decision to volunteer to do some upgrades and renovations to the more than 60-year-old camp.

At Wednesday night’s Montcalm Township Board meeting, Fire Chief Clif Dickinson presented a contract that he, the Lakeview District Fire Department and the Maple Valley Township Fire Department came up with for the Montcalm Township Fire Department to serve the southern part of Pine Township on automatic aid. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Local fire departments solve issues

Montcalm Township Fire Chief Clif Dickinson wanted to nix hard feelings between fire departments regarding a Pine Township coverage issue. Dickinson called for an emergency meeting Nov. 6 with Lakeview District and Maple Valley Township fire departments, along with Montcalm Township firefighters, to solve the issue of fire coverage in Pine Township.

Kelsea McConnell and Megan Schimm interviewed John Simmons, a Vietnam War veteran, as part of the students’ Advanced Placement Government class. The oral histories will be transcribed and collected by Library and Media Specialist Michael Puffpaff at Greenville High School. Eventually, they will be submitted to the Library of Congress. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Greenville High School students interview veterans for history project

For veterans of war, talking about their experiences can be difficult for a myriad of different reasons, while others are more willing to open up about the things they saw during their years of service.

Steve Witty, a civil engineer with Nederveld Inc., presents the site plan during Thursday evening’s Greenville Planning Commission meeting for a new commercial building that would feature space for four new tenants. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Biggby, Culver’s may be coming to Greenville

As the finishing touches are being placed on the soon-to-open Murphy Oil gas station, plans are in the works to add yet another commercial neighbor on the west end of town.

Greenville Tool & Die President Larry Caverley, right, goes over statistics with Ben Wood of the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, center, and U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Pontiac, left, during a tour of the company Thursday afternoon.  — Daily News/Cory Smith

Sen. Gary Peters takes manufacturing tour of Greenville Tool & Die

Touring a factory floor, greeting employees and asking questions of management, U.S. Sen. Gary Peters received an up-close look at manufacturing in Montcalm County. Peters, D-Pontiac, made several stops during a visit to West Michigan, including a stop at Greenville Tool & Die on Thursday.