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After writing her signature, Greenville Public Schools Board of Education President Janet Ralph hands the contract to Linda VanHouten to officially sign on as the new superintendent of the school district. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville board OKs VanHouten contract

The search for a new Greenville Public Schools superintendent is officially over. Linda VanHouten has taken her place as superintendent of the district. The Greenville Board of Education unanimously voted to approve the contract for VanHouten’s new position during a special meeting on Monday night.

Natasha Bishop of Greenville, who has worked six months at Clarion Technologies, works on parts designed for a Whirlpool refrigerator. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Made in Our Own Backyard: Clarion Technologies

Adam Brown has shuffled his career between multiple manufacturing jobs. Working as a machine operator, he’s always held out hope that he would finally land a job where he could return home feeling valued.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Program Officer Aryc Mosher educated Greenville High School students on the Guinea worm during a Monday presentation. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville native working to eradicate the parasitic Guinea worm

Imagine looking down and seeing a 4-foot, pale white worm come squirming out of the skin of your calf. It is an image of which nightmares are made. Aryc Mosher is intimately familiar with this squirming terror. Mosher does not work on the set of a Hollywood horror movie but deals with a real-life monster known as the Guinea worm.

One of the main aisles in the Material Prep department, with second shift group leader Terry Lueder peeking out, gives an idea of the sheer size of Federal-Mogul’s Greenville plant. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

MADE IN OUR OWN BACKYARD: Federal-Mogul offers local, global employment opportunities

Federal-Mogul may look like a small town manufacturing plant, nestled as it is along the railroad tracks on the east end of the city. Looks can be deceiving. In reality, the company is a global juggernaut with “sister plants” spanning the globe; South Africa, Poland and 21 other countries are home to Federal-Mogul, which recently celebrated its 75th anniversary in the Greenville location.

Montcalm Township Fire Department recruit Logan Fuhrman, listens to some tips from veteran firefighter Jorden Brygal during a search-and-rescue training session on Sunday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Firefighters undergo search and rescue training (VIDEO AND GALLERIES)

You cannot learn to ride a bike by reading a book about it. Acquiring and mastering a skill comes more from practicing the act, rather than merely studying it. This is a fact the firefighters of the Montcalm Township Fire Department take to heart.

Due to the fact the previous owner of Forest View Development failed to put the final layer of asphalt on the streets, the residents of the development requested and received to be declared a special assessment district from the city of Greenville. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville City Council OKs Forest View special assessment district

There is nothing finer to witness on a Tuesday night than an intricate ballet of procedural dancing. As it is said: It’s cheaper than a movie. In order to ensure all bases were covered, the Greenville City Council approved five motions related to the Forest View Development Special Assessment District during Tuesday’s meeting.

Roofers have been working hard to bring the roofs up to code of the buildings owned by Flo’s in spite of the company recently being denied a crucial Michigan Economic Development Corp. grant. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Flo’s denied crucial MEDC grant, continuing with project

Recently, Flo’s Pizzeria and Ristorante took a hit on plans to open a new restaurant in downtown Greenville. The company applied to the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) for a Blight Elimination Grant for $240,000. The purpose for the grant was to renovate the infrastructure within the interior of the building. However, the MEDC has denied the grant application.

Martha Henry brings to the stage the character Prof in “Taking Shakespeare.” Now director of the Stratford Festival, Henry got her first taste of acting as a child in Greenville. — Courtesy photo

A long, sometimes bumpy journey from nerdy kid to Stratford director

Martha Henry was only 5 years old when she found the doorway to another world. Like the magical wardrobe that transported children to Narnia, Martha’s doorway was secreted away in plain sight, not in a bedroom, but in her grandparents’ dining room.

Michigan Secretary of State Chief of Staff Mike Senyko presents Larry Alman with the Shining Star Award while Eversight Michigan Community Relations Liaison Alex Teska stands in approval. Alman received the award for urging people to join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Larry Alman passionate about organ donation, receives Shining Star Award

Larry Alman is serious when it comes to organ and tissue donation. Once a month he is at the Greenville Michigan Secretary of State and Montcalm County PLUS office urging people to join the state’s organ, tissue and eye donation program.

Although his attempts were in vain Tuesday, Bob Cusack tries to reason with the Oakfield Township Board on why his mobile home should not be considered a dangerous building. — Daily News//Brad Klosner

Oakfield Township Board upholds dangerous building order

Try as he might, Bob Cusack cannot convince the powers that be that his mobile home is not a dangerous building. During Tuesday’s Oakfield Township Board meeting, board members unanimously voted to uphold an order by the township hearing officer stating Cusack’s mobile home is dangerous and needs to be removed or demolished.