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Oakfield Township Board declines Kent District Library’s offer

The Oakfield Township Board has declined a request from Kent District Library to partner with township officials to offer library services to the community. The reason? The Kent District Library’s voter-approved “ungodly big millage increase,” according to the Oakfield Township supervisor.

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.

Maureen Burns, pictured at the 2014 One Book One County kickoff event, has stepped down after nurturing the program for 10 years. — File photo

A decade of shared reading with One Book One County comes to a close

For the past 10 years, readers across Montcalm County have each summer shared a common experience: One Book One County. It works like this: Each year the One Book committee chooses a book that is read countywide, discussed in book clubs and used as a focal point for other community activities. Typically, the season ends with a visit from the author or another person affiliated in some way with the book.

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57 Brew Pub reopens after fire

Beer buffs, nerds and geeks in Greenville have been suffering a case of anxiety since last Friday. However, hopheads and dark devotees can set their worries aside. The 57 Brew Pub and Bistro reopened at 11 a.m. today.

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.

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VIDEO: Greenville residence is a “total loss” after Thursday fire

A residence in downtown Greenville is a “total loss” after an upstairs fire spread through several rooms and consumed the majority of the home Thursday evening.

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.

Dave Hornak, principal of Horizon Elementary School in Holt and future executive director of the National Association for Year-Round Education, speaks about the benefits of a balanced calendar for school education during a Montcalm County School Boards Association meeting Monday in Greenville. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Local schools weigh balanced calendar vs. traditional calendar

When reflecting on one’s elementary and secondary education today, most people probably reach the same idea about how and when they attended school. They started in early autumn, finished in late spring, and enjoyed a lengthy summer vacation.

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.