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The Star-Wars themed Run-2-Bike-2 (R2B2) Duathlon event will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 4 at the Greenville Community Center. — Courtesy/Tri-Greenville Committee

R2B2 Duathlon features Jedis and Siths, helps food pantries

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away there was an event which brought peace. That event was the R2B2 Duathlon.

A Montcalm County resident asks a question during an informational forum on Monday at the Greenville High School Performing Arts Center. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Proposal 1 forum tries to shed light on May 5 decision

Although May 5 is less than two weeks away, voters who plan on weighing in on Proposal 1 may need all of that time to become completely aware of all the implications in the statewide ballot proposal. Pennies to dollars, there will be some questions voters have on the complicated language of the proposal after giving it a thorough read.

During the Thursday Coalition of Greater Greenville meeting, attendees discussed the complexities of Proposal 1. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

COGG discusses the complexities of Proposal 1 during Thursday meeting

Here in Michigan, we are as proud of our potholes as our Legislature’s ability to concoct simple ballot language. Or are we? “I wish our Legislature would come up with ballot language that would be easy to understand,” Greenville Area Community Foundation President and CEO Alison Barberi said. “Complicated ballot language is not a new strategy by far.”

The Market, an open-air market, will once again be held at Lafayette Park in Greenville throughout the summer. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville DDA making preparations for downtown open-air market

Last year’s trial run for a summer open-air market series in Downtown Greenville was a success. Although organizers started small last year, this year is going to be even bigger. “This has been a vision for a long time to have something downtown,” Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce Director Gae Wolfe said. “Sometimes it starts small and you have to take baby steps and let it grow.”

Greenville Public Schools Board of Education member Rocky Hansen checks out the fuel tank on a propane-fueled bus. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville school board considers switching to propane-fueled buses

It got a little gassy during the Monday night meeting of the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education. Greenville Public Schools Director of Transportation Kathy Bresnahan and Greenville High School science teacher Brian Sullivan gave a presentation on propane-fueled school buses, which the school’s education board and transportation department are giving serious consideration.

Cars turn at the intersection of Balwin and Oak streets, both of which will be repaired staring Monday and concluding sometime this summer. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Portions of Baldwin and Oak streets in Greenville will be closed

Detour will be the name of the game for summer travel on Oak and Baldwin streets in Greenville. Starting Monday, the two streets will be closed down throughout two project phases involving the installation of a new city water main and general road reconstruction.

On Thursday, author Christopher Wright, who writes under the pseudonym Jonathan Rand, joined the kindergarten classes of Baldwin Heights Elementary for a special discussion on reading and writing before he performed a school-wide assembly. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Author Christopher Wright shares his magic at Baldwin Heights

Baldwin Heights Elementary School was the scene of grisly horror on Thursday afternoon. Fictional horror that is. Michigan horror author Christopher Wright joined the school to discuss reading and writing during an hour-long assembly right before spring break.

NCG Cinema in Greenville will be showcasing its Sensory Friendly Showings one Saturday a month for the foreseeable future. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville theater offers movie showings to special needs kids

Getting a child to sit through an entire two-hour movie at the theater is difficult … some might say impossible. Sometimes that goes double for children with special needs.

On Wednesday morning, a deer ran into the side of a Greenville Public Schools bus, causing minor damage to the bus and minor injuries to a Walnut Hills Elementary School student. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Deer hits Greenville school bus, student receives minor injuries

A local cervid decided the students of Walnut Hills Elementary School were in for an early surprise Wednesday morning. At around 8 a.m., a Michigan white-tailed deer ran into the side of a Greenville Public Schools bus near the intersection of South Lake and Fuller roads. According to Greenville Public Schools Superintendent Pete Haines, the deer jumped directly into the side of the bus as it was driving down the road.

On Thursday, the Greenville Planning Commission discussed closing the eastern driveway at the EZ Mart Mobil gas station as part of its site plan for an expanded gas station and convenience store. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville EZ Mart plan reviewed by Planning Commission

No one can say the Greenville Planning Commission was not in the zone during Thursday night’s meeting. During the meeting, the Planning Commission discussed how to feasibly make an expansion request by the EZ Mart Mobil gas station fit the zoning standards of the city.