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Greenville’s Heartland House celebrates 20th anniversary

Two decades is a long time to put your heart and soul into something, but the Heartland House has been doing just that.

On Friday, the Greenville agency celebrated its 20th anniversary with an open house luncheon.

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Eureka Planning Commission creates outbuilding ordinance

When it comes to standalone accessory building regulations, the Eureka Township Planning Commission does not take the job sitting down. During Wednesday night’s meeting, the Planning Commission held a public hearing on a standalone accessory building ordinance in the township. It was a short public hearing as nary a one township resident attended the meeting to address the ordinance.

Greenville Public Schools Board of Education Vice President Norice Rasmussen presents a superintendent profile to the school board during Monday’s meeting. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville school board completes profile for new superintendent, hires MLI

Straight out of a superhero movie, the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education is embarking on an epic quest to find a new superintendent. And time is of the essence.

Community Assistance Specialist Ryan Kilpatrick with the Michigan Economic Development Corp. asks a question of business owners in downtown Greenville during a Monday meeting at Springrove Variety. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville business owners meet to discuss grant opportunities

If there is one thing that can draw a horde of business people together, after hours, on a Monday, it is the prospect of free money. Or at least mostly free.

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Construction on Greenville’s Oak Street expected to be completed in August

If Michiganders know one thing, they know summer is synonymous with road construction.

Residents who live along or use Oak Street are very aware of this fact. Since late June, Phase 2 of a major road reconstruction and water main replacement project on Oak Street has caused the street to be shut down to traffic.

During a special meeting on Monday, Greenville Public Schools Acting Co-Superintendent and Director of Finance John Gilchrist leads a brainstorming session in an ongoing search for a new superintendent. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville school board talks future superintendent traits

In Metropolis or Gotham City, Supers are easy to come by. All you need is a villain, distress or kitten stuck in a tree. Or combination thereof. If it were a superhero the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education was seeking, the job may be easier, but the school board is actually seeking a new superintendent.

A hot air balloon lights up for a crowd of onlookers at last year’s Danish Festival in Greenville. — File photo

Balloon Rally is a high-rising Danish event

The Danish Festival will feature large shapes lofting through the air, roaring and spitting fire, as their bulbous shadows darken the ground below. None will be able to shield their eyes from the airborne splendor.

Greenville Public Schools Board of Education Secretary Ronald Billmeier, left, and Treasurer James Anderson, discuss the purchase of 10 propane-fueled buses for the district during a special board meeting Monday evening. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville schools to buy 10 propane buses

When the upcoming school year begins for students at Greenville Public Schools, several of those who are transported by bus may notice something different. During a special Board of Education meeting Monday evening, board members voted 5-1, with Treasurer James Anderson opposed and Trustee John Raven absent, to approve the purchase of 10 propane-fueled buses for the district’s fleet of 29 buses.

Cygnus 27 is located on the 27th floor of the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in downtown Grand Rapids. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

FREE TIME: Cygnus 27 introduces Latin-inspired menu to Grand Rapids

Cygnus, a northern constellation of the Milky Way, is home to one of the brightest stars seen by night.

Cygnus 27, already well known for its globally inspired menu and out-of-this-world views from the 27th floor of the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, is headed in a new, Latin-infused direction.

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3 downtown Greenville businesses closing shop

The business front is about to get sparse in downtown Greenville. Three businesses are currently liquidating stock and preparing to close shop. In the very near future, Springrove Variety, The Cottage Porch Gift Shoppe and Anne’s Pet Shoppe will all close their doors for the final time.