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The Michigan State Police Lakeview Post hosted its Shop with a Hero event Tuesday at the Greenville Meijer. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Michigan State Police hosts Shop with a Hero event

The spirit of philanthropy was personified in the troopers of the Michigan State Police (MSP) Lakeview Post on Tuesday. During the Shop with a Hero event, more than 15 troopers took 16 Montcalm County-area children shopping for Christmas presents at the Greenville Meijer.

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Grattan Academy principal removed from position

The principal of Grattan Academy Middle/High School has been removed from his position after failing to complete his administrative certification. Grattan Academy has a middle school/high school in Eureka Township near Greenville and an elementary school in Grattan Township near Belding. The schools operate under a public academy governance structure in which the academy is authorized by and receives its charter from the Saginaw Valley State University Board of Trustees.

A look at the main printing floor at Quad Graphics in Greenville. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Made in Our Own Backyard: Quad Graphics

Most people don’t wonder where advertising flyers or newspaper inserts come from. However, that’s all Quad Graphics Manufacturing Manager Joe Howard thinks about. Howard is the spearhead when it comes to producing the 2 billion copies of advertising flyers and newspaper inserts Quad Graphics of Greenville puts out per year.

Daily News Publisher Julie Stafford and her son, Alec Fowler, decorate the Christmas tree in the lobby of the newspaper office in preparation for the Arts Crafts and Gift Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at The Daily News office. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Christmas on the Green comes to Greenville

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Starting at 4 p.m. Friday, Greenville’s holiday season will officially kick off with the Christmas on the Green celebration. Featuring the annual Hometown Christmas Parade, the Santa Park Party plus a “shop local” day on Saturday, Christmas on the Green is sure to usher in the holiday season with style.

A look at the freshly harvested field that Jed Welder leases from the city of Greenville. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville man leasing city land to grow crops

When it comes to keeping the green in Greenville, local farmer Jed Welder takes it literally. Welder is currently harvesting his first crop of corn from land he leased from the city.

The Greenville West Shopping Center strip mall off of Washington Street in Greenville was almost empty at about 5:30 a.m. on Black Friday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville’s Black Friday morning featured a significant lack of shoppers

Rowdy shoppers, often pushing and shoving to get at what they wanted, jostled for items as they crammed the aisles of stores during the dark mayhem of Black Friday sales … is what many thought they would hear after the fact. However, the truth of the matter was vastly different. At least when it came to Greenville.

Mersen makes some of the largest graphite parts in the world. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Made in Our Own Backyard: Mersen

Pencil lead. That’s what most people think of when they hear the word “graphite.” It’s understandable, considering graphite has been used in pencils since the mid-1600s (incidentally, actual lead never was used in the manufacture of pencils — it was always graphite).

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Greenville’s Hallock verbally commits to GVSU

GREENVILLE — Heavily-recruited Greenville junior girls basketball player Paige Hallock has had to make a decision as to where she wanted to play in college. She had been receiving offers for multiple schools. But on Tuesday, she posted on Twitter she verbally committed to play for Grand Valley State University. “I had known for about [...]

Michigan State Police Trooper Roger Hunt discusses the consequences of impaired driving with Greenville High School freshmen Cameron Heppe, Will Enbody and Lonnie Gibbons during the Project Save Our Children program. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville students experience impaired driving simulation

Driving is one of the fundamental rites of passage for any U.S. teenager. However, driving is a great responsibility, guided by choices behind the wheel. A wrong choice can have severe repercussions.

Greenville resident Peter Ralph casts his votes Tuesday for two open seats on the Greenville City Council.

Moss and Warner elected to the Greenville City Council

Voters elected an incumbent and a newcomer to the Greenville City Council on Tuesday.

Councilman Larry Moss received 265 votes to retain his seat while Sylvia Warner came in close behind with 262 votes to earn a seat.

They easily bested their fellow challengers — attorney Kathleen Dunne who received 74 votes and former Belding city manager Meg Mullendore who received 53 votes. Moss has been on the Greenville City Council since 2008 and works as an English and communications instructor at Montcalm Community College. He campaigned with the goal to understand what will bring young adults back to Greenville. He wants to make the city more attractive to millennials, the newest generation entering the workforce, starting families and looking for a place to settle. “It makes me feel honored and humbled to have the support of the citizens of Greenville and to be able to go back to work to serve the community,” Moss said. “I know we got our word out and talked to a lot of people and got the message out about what we wanted to do and the people responded and I’m pleased. I’m thrilled to be able to get back to work for the people of Greenville.”