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Members of the Greenville Downtown Development Authority take a look Tuesday at historic photos of the Silver Theater, left, and the downtown district on the east side of Lafayette Street, right. Top right, Greenville City Manager George Bosanic observes Tuesday a historic photo showing Lafayette Street in Greenville before the road was paved or cars had been created. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville DDA explores idea of historical boards along Lafayette Street

When Keith Hudson first moved to this city more than 40 years ago, it didn’t take him long to fall in love with it.

From the cycling trails and arts programs, to the bricks that built the foundation of Greenville’s first industrial buildings, the president of the Flat River Historical Society has made it a mission to educate others on what the city has to offer, from times both past and present.

Miss Danish Festival 2015 Brianna Van Houten waves to the crowd during last year’s Danish Festival Fairy Tale Parade. Van Houten is in Muskegon this week competing in the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant. — File photo

Van Houten reaching for her Miss Michigan dreams

Since she was a little girl, Brianna Van Houten has been performing on stage and loved it. The 19-year-old Greenville resident is on stage this week in what could become a life-changing experience: Becoming Miss Michigan and competing for Miss America.

Kathy Barnes, president of the Michigan Blue Star Mothers, reads a prepared statement during Monday’s Greenville Public Schools Board of Education meeting. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Greenville school board hears more feedback about honor cords

Emotions ran high Monday evening as nearly 20 people made their voices heard at the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education meeting. Public comment went on for nearly a full hour as one person after another stood to address the board regarding red, white and blue cords given to graduating students who had signed a contract to join the military.

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IN BRIEF: Greenville principal set to retire

The board of education was notified of three resignations from faculty members during Monday evening’s regular meeting.

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IN BRIEF: Montcalm County commissioners turn over budget cuts to new admin

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners have decided to turn over budget cut decisions to their new controller-administrator.

The board voted 6-3 on Monday to approve Controller-Administrator Robert Clingenpeel’s recommendation that the board authorize him to “make necessary budget reductions” effective that same day on an ongoing basis.

Survivors of cancer, as well as caregivers who have helped people fight cancer along the way, receive high fives from supporters as they complete the survivors lap Saturday at Relay For Life of Montcalm County, held at Yellow Jacket Stadium in Greenville. (Daily News | Cory Smith)

Relay For Life honors cancer survivors, raises funds for those fighting

For 24 hours, more than 500 participants from 34 teams worked together, walking along the track at Yellow Jacket Stadium raising funds to fight against cancer. From 10 a.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday, volunteers walked at the annual Relay For Life of Montcalm County event after having collected pledges, earning funds that will go to aid those fighting against cancer within the county.

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Greenville school staff and parents debate military cords at graduation

When 248 students graduated from Greenville High School last Sunday, it was a celebration of academic achievement.

But for 10 of those students, the occasion was clouded.

Zaria Wilks, 18 months, of Edmore, enjoys her carseat in the 2017 Chrysler 2017 Pacifica. Her father is one of the sales and leasing staff members at Ed Koehn in Greenville. (Daily News | Amanda Leitch-Lee)

REVVED UP: Safety and style merge in latest family vehicles

Most of us remember the “family truckster” station wagon in the movie “National Lampoon’s Vacation.” It was what we typically thought of as the perfect vehicle for a growing family.

Members of Greenville City Council discuss the rezoning of three parcels along Congress Street as they review an overlay of the site.

Safety concerns lead to changes at Marvel and Judd intersection

An intersection that often causes confusion for both residents and visitors will no longer contain street-side parking in effort to ease traffic concerns. During Tuesday’s Greenville City Council meeting, City Engineer Doug Hinken reported the intersection of S. Marvel Drive and W. Judd Street has resulted in safety concerns, primarily due to “a situation with the configuration” of the intersection.

Montcalm County Sheriff's Deputy Charlie Mahar

Montcalm County sheriff’s candidates weigh in on budget

Three law enforcement men are vying to be elected the next sheriff of Montcalm County.

Longtime Sheriff Bill Barnwell is retiring at the end of this year. Whoever voters choose in the Aug. 2 primary election to succeed Barnwell will be tasked with overseeing a department that has been hit with repeated budget cuts over the years.

The Daily News asked the three candidates — all Republicans — for their thoughts about the budget crunch and their plans for the future, if elected.