Marvel Drive may soon no longer exist as city residents know it. During Thursday evening’s Greenville Planning Commission meeting, City Manager George Bosanic and City Engineer Doug Hinken brought forth a concept to relocate the roadway that currently sits adjacent to Spectrum Health United Hospital and five residential homes.
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“I was 22 and only smoked weed, drank from here and there, took pills sometimes. Some call me a late bloomer.” — So begins a letter written by Amber Rowland on April 11, 2016, and read aloud in Montcalm County’s Drug Court as a success story from someone who was bound by addiction, but fought to be sober.
Seven months after initially giving approval, a final decision now nears regarding adding a historical element to downtown. During Tuesday’s Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) meeting, members of the DDA discussed the progress of interpretive signs to be placed in the downtown district.
Firefighters successfully prevented a garage fire from spreading to a nearby home Tuesday, although the contents within the garage were destroyed by the blaze.
The 2015 Sam Quinones book “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic” tells the story of how the prescription painkiller epidemic of the early 2000s spawned heroin addiction in unlikely locations around the country.
Pending grant approval, this city could one day find itself expanding in the business of waste management. During Tuesday evening’s Greenville City Council meeting, City Manager George Bosanic brought forth a proposal to apply for more than $1 million in grant funding to improve the city’s current facilities at its wastewater treatment plan.
After overseeing more than a decade of Danish Festivals, Pam Jorae is retiring as executive director. Jorae, 71, has been at the helm of 13 consecutive festivals, a part-time job that involves accounting, tax returns, booklet creation, set-up and tear-down of the event and more. She says now it is time to step away.
Creative opportunities are flourishing for students at Greenville High School. Students were recently given the chance to submit works of art in various forms of media to the art department’s annual ArtPrize competition. This year, there were 57 entries which was more than any other year, according to art teacher Courtney Sink.
Eric Ode has written 11 books of stories and poems for children. The Washington-based author tours the country and even the world with a program of high crowd participation singing, storytelling and speaking.
From soft beaver pelts to rigid arrow heads, students were left anything but empty-handed Wednesday during a tour of local Native American history. Third-grade students from Lincoln Heights Elementary School made the trip to the Flat River Museum in Greenville to get a hands-on look at the history they had been studying this school year.