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Lakeview Post set up a mobile headquarters on M-91 north of the Greenville NCG Cinema Suday in pursuing a methamphetamine laboratory at 8869 Eastern Ave. (at top right) in Greenville. — Daily News/Cory Smith

3 arrested in connection to Greenville meth lab after standoff

Three individuals were arrested Sunday after a police standoff that lasted several hours and resulted in the discovery of a methamphetamine laboratory. The Central Michigan Enforcement Team (CMET) and the Michigan State Police (MSP) Lakeview Post investigated a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory at 8869 Eastern Ave.

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Combining Greenville rec department and community center saves dividends

Physically it was just a move upstairs, but in actuality the combining of the Greenville Recreation Department and the Greenville Area Community Center under one office was far more than that. In an effort to reduce costs and increase convenience, the city decided to move the recreation department from the basement of the community centers to the main level and combine the two staffs.

Standing water in the upper elementary section of Walnut Hills Elementary in Greenville is shown after a pipe froze and burst over the weekend. Superintendent Pete Haines said thanks to swift action by school maintenance staff and Brad’s Cleaners, a local company, the water was removed before any significant damage was done. The carpets were saved and the school, which also had several classrooms flooded, is ready for students to return.

Greenville school staffers make quick work of burst pipe

While students enjoyed their third straight snow day at home, officials at Greenville Public Schools can finally rest easy. Walnut Hills Elementary School is ready for students today after this week’s frigid temperatures caused a pipe to burst, flooding a section of the school.

Mayor John Hoppough, left, and Mayor Pro Tem Frances Schuleit were unanimously reappointed to their respective positions on the Greenville City Council on Tuesday during the council’s January organizational meeting. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Greenville City Council again chooses Hoppough as mayor

Greenville Mayor John Hoppough will serve his third year as the city’s mayor. The council Tuesday unanimously voted him mayor for the 2014 calendar year. Hoppough was first elected mayor in January 2012, replacing Kenneth Snow, who had been mayor since 2007.

A motorist drives through a snowdrift on Satterlee Road in Eureka Township on Monday afternoon. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Roads getting cleared, precautions being taken to combat ‘dangerous cold’

Mark Christensen would like to have a few words with whoever started the rumor about road commission employees not working Monday. Christensen, the managing director for the Road Commission for Montcalm County, said he received several phone calls from people saying they heard workers weren’t out plowing the roads due to hydraulics freezing on the trucks.

Greenville High School senior Stephen Roy, 18, hangs a purple ribbon on a light post Saturday during the Hunt For a Cure “Paint the Town Purple” event. — Daily News/Cory Smith

‘Hunt For a Cure Days’ made official in Greenville

Downtown Greenville may now be covered in plentiful inches of fresh, white snow, but it won’t take much effort to spot dashes and bursts of the color purple as it peeks its way through. Working together like a paintbrush steadily gliding along the streets of downtown Greenville, players from the Greenville High School boys and girls varsity basketball teams placed purple ribbons and posters on lampposts, trees and windows on Lafayette Street on Saturday morning.

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Local grads to perform at Rose Bowl while veteran marchers look on

When Michigan State University takes on Stanford University on New Year’s Day in the 100th edition of the Rose Bowl, thousands of fans will be watching from the stands within the stadium or from the comfort of their living rooms back home in Michigan. But only a select few will have the rare opportunity to stand on the field itself, to take center stage and be a part of a truly historic event.

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Local angels come through as answer to Greenville woman’s prayer

Life is a journey bereft of maps, navigated without compass, sextant or global positioning satellites; from cradle to grave there is no sure thing, no guarantee, no promise that — should you do this and this — certain outcomes are your due. We are all motes upon a larger mote, circling a still larger mote as it hurtles through the empty blackness of space; the best we can hope for is to share what love and light we have, while we still have it. Rarely are these rough truths so apparent as at Christmastime, when the disparity between those who have and those who have not is thrown into stark relief.

Bree Town and her mother, Jennifer, received news this week that doctors have found a bone marrow donor. — Courtesy photo

Search for bone marrow donor finds almost perfect candidate

It’s an ideal match. After learning in November the cancer she had been in remission from the past year had returned, the hunt for a bone marrow donor for 10-year-old Bree Town was underway. The Greenville student’s elementary school, Baldwin Heights, led the search by hosting a bone marrow drive earlier this month.

More than 28,000 food items were distributed to 18 food pantries throughout Montcalm County during the annual Montcalm Challenge Food Drive. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Montcalm Challenge Food Drive distributes 28,000 items to pantries

Years ago, the back-stock facilities at the former Meijer grocery store on North Lafayette Street housed thousands of commercial items and various goods that consumers could purchase on a day-to-day basis. Today, those back rooms sit mostly vacant and unused, with the exception of events such as the food drop-off day for the Montcalm Challenge Food Drive.