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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.

Workers buff out some of the flaws in refrigeration components while working the line at Aga Marvel in Greenville. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Made in Our Own Backyard: Aga Marvel (PHOTO GALLERY)

When it comes to dedication to the community, few companies have been doing it as long as Aga Marvel. The manufacturer of high-end kitchen appliances has been operating in Greenville for 123 years. “We’re the oldest refrigeration manufacturer in the United States,” Aga Marvel President Brad Stauffer said. “We started in 1892 right here in Greenville about five blocks away from where we are now, right on Ranney Drive. The building is still there today.”

A colorful sunset illuminates the evening skyline as the Greenville High School Marching Band performs Wednesday evening on Legacy Field at Greenville High School. — Daily News/Cory Smith

High School marching bands compete in MSBOA festival

With instruments in hand, stadium lights beaming down from above and an audience of peers and judges before them, the first breath on the turf of Legacy Field for hundreds of students Wednesday was followed by an exhale of nerves and the unknown.

Linda VanHouten was hard at work on Wednesday following a decision by the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education to hire her as superintendent. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville school board chooses VanHouten as new leader

In the end, there could only be one. That one is Linda VanHouten. During a special meeting of the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education on Tuesday, board members voted 4-3 to extend contract negotiations to VanHouten for the role of superintendent of the school district.

Students received an intimate view of some massive machines at Greenville Tool & Die during a manufacturing tour on Wednesday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Students tour local manufacturers, learn about apprenticeships

For some it was merely a day out of class. For others it was their first step on the path to a career. Last Wednesday, 46 area students joined a comprehensive tour of manufacturing facilities in Greenville. In a series of groups, students were given an intimate look at Greenville Tool & Die Co., Federal-Mogul Corp., Clarion Technologies, Aggressive Tooling Inc. and West MI Compounding.

Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputy Charlie Mahar reads to Denise Shaw’s kindergarten class at Greenville’s Cedar Crest Elementary School. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Local police officers visit elemetary school students

There was a heavy police presence at Cedar Crest Elementary School in Greenville last week … and the students were thrilled.

Although this rubric was not used, Michigan Leadership Institute West Central Michigan Regional President and consultant Scott Crosby reviews some of the profile points during a special meeting of the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education on Wednesday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Two hours, six votes and two left in Greenville superintendent pool

The search for a Greenville Public Schools superintendent is down to two finalists. During a special school board meeting Wednesday, board members discussed, deliberated and debated the merits of the three superintendent candidates chosen for second interviews: Greenville’s Chief Operations Officer and Associate Superintendent Korie Crawford, Greenville’s Director of Student Services Linda VanHouten and Ronald Wilson, the former superintendent of Howell Public Schools.

Dennis Magirl of the Greenville Department of Public Safety was recently promoted to deputy director. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville Department of Public Safety sergeant promoted to deputy director

Dennis Magirl of the Greenville Department of Public Safety recently had to turn in his sergeant stripes. As a replacement, he was given a set of gold oak leaf clusters after he was promoted to the position of deputy director.

Greenville Department of Public Safety officers investigate the scene of an accident that killed a 4-year-old boy on Monday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

‘Go home and hug your babies’: Child dies after being hit by truck

A little boy died as the result of a tragic accident in the heart of Greenville on Monday. At about 11:24 a.m., the 4-year-old boy was struck and killed by a pickup truck as he attempted to cross an intersection on his scooter. He was crossing with an adult family member. Greenville Department of Public Safety (GDPS) arrived at the intersection of West Washington Street and South Lafayette Streets within minutes to find the little boy lying in the street while the distraught family member stood by.

The Greenville Public Schools Board of Education interviewed Ronald Wilson and Daniel Remenap on Wednesday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville Board of Education begins interviews for superintendent

On Wednesday, as the eye of the sun sank below the horizon, a battle commenced deep in the heart of the Greenville Public Schools Central Services Building. The Battle of the Five.