Although Barbara Drake wasn’t born and raised in the Greenville community, you would never have guessed it by her dedication. With Drake’s passing last Thursday, the Greenville community lost a longtime supporter and public servant.
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From buds to beer, there’s no denying the business of craft beer in Michigan has taken off in recent years. For two consecutive years, the nearby metropolitan city of Grand Rapids has been voted “Beer City USA” and as many as 150 breweries are now operating within the state with another 44 brewery licenses currently pending.
Last July, the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) issued a bevy of new regulations on charity poker rooms as the result of an investigation that found several large-scale operations were illegally diverting money away from charities.
After voters took to the polls in August, there’s no question that funds are now available for police services in Crystal Township. How those funds will be spent, however, is a question yet to be answered.
With a goal of raising $20,000 this year, Baldwin Heights Elementary kicked off its Walk-a-Thon fundraiser event Tuesday with a student assembly. With surprise visits from Griff, the Grand Rapids Griffins mascot, and Louie the Laker, the Grand Valley University mascot, Greenville High School football players and members of the Flat River Dance Company, the event was a pep rally of sorts to promote the fundraising event to students.
After three years of planning and several months of construction, a new pavilion at the Eureka Township Hall is nearing completion. “It’s been my dream for three years, said Mark Wilkin, the newly hired zoning administrator. “It’s going to be nice. It’s going to be for the residents.”
A man is dead after he entered a Greenville residence Saturday morning, fell asleep on a couch, and was then fatally shot by the homeowner after a struggle ensued between the two.
Orientations aren’t just for students. As area youngsters are shopping for supplies and picking out new clothes, teachers and staff at Greenville Public Schools are readying themselves for students’ mass arrival Tuesday.
As the final days of summer vacation dwindle, the need for school supplies increases. That need was met for 364 children during Saturday’s fourth annual Operation School Supplies distribution at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church.
Area couch potatoes looking to get a fresh start on a lean, healthy lifestyle now have a new choice, thanks to Fresh Start Fitness, 406 S. Lafayette. St., which will host its grand opening Sept. 1. According to co-owner Casey Kubiak, the fitness center offers the latest and greatest in workout equipment, convenience and personal training.