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An employee of Edward Mulholland tosses a spray line to the side Monday morning as he sprays the roof of the McCarthy Park pavilion from right to left with asphalt-based aluminum to cover the rust. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

South Carolina man paints park roof, pays it forward in Montcalm County

Edward Mulholland spent his 25th birthday painting the rusting pavilion roof of a Montcalm County park … for free. Mulholland, who lives in North Augusta, S.C., has been coming up to Michigan the past few years to do paint jobs over the summer. He painted four barns earlier this summer for Roger Betten of Trufant.

Jared Rittersdorf of Greenville throws a dead log onto a pile of brush that has been cleared at Tower Park in Greenville in order to clear space for a new disc golf course. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Tower Park Disc Golf Course taking shape, needs volunteers

With a heavy, dead log slumped over his shoulder and beads of sweat dripping down his forehead as he trekked across a small stream and up a hill, Jared Rittersdorf could only smile as he looked upward. There, placed at the top of a steep hill, was an orange stake sticking out from the ground.

“That right there, that’s going to be a beautiful view,” the Greenville man said as he looked back behind him at the small ravine he had crossed. “You’re going to be able to stand there, and just watch your disc soar across the park.”

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Flat River Watershed meetings scheduled for July and August

Four meetings will be held throughout the Flat River Watershed to present water quality data and discuss recommendations to restore and protect the watershed.

Spanning 564 square miles in Kent, Montcalm, Ionia, and Mecosta counties and incorporating three major communities — Belding, Greenville, and Lowell — the Flat River Watershed is home to a lively biotic community and viable small mouth bass fishery. Incorporating 150 miles of stream channel, the Flat River and its tributaries are incredibly scenic and beloved for their recreation possibilities.

Lyle Fales, film enthusiast and collector, has started the Silver Theater Film Society, a group that meets on Wednesdays at the Flat River Historical Museum in Greenville. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Newly created Greenville film society loves the silver screen

Classic Hollywood stars are coming back to the silver screen in Greenville.

The likes of Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe and Humphrey Bogart are playing at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Flat River Historical Museum.

Old lettering on the south side of the three-story building that houses Bold Statement Tattoos & Piercing Emporium at 332 S. Lafayette St. (M-91) in Greenville will soon be refurbished to look as it did when “Fargo & Belknap” could clearly be read, pending approval of facade grant funding through the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (Daily News | Cory Smith)

Greenville Downtown Development Authority approves contract with grant admin

When Bruce Johnston first arrived in the Danish Festival City, he spent an afternoon downtown and walked away with a new impression of the community.

“I had lunch at Flo’s, a beer in the evening at the Winter Inn and stayed overnight. That was a good day,” he recalled.
Johnston was in Greenville to evaluate six properties whose owners are pursuing facade grants, and as his day wrapped up and he absorbed the atmosphere, he became eager to assist in further beautifying the historic buildings.

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JUST IN: No one injured in Greenville rollover accident

It looked serious to bystanders Thursday afternoon, but fortunately, no one was seriously injured in a two-car accident that resulted in one car rolling over.

Dan Thompson Sr. uses his cane to push down his recyclables into a dumpster at Montcalm Township Hall on Wednesday night as his wife Rita watches. The Thompsons are among many who are disappointed to see the free 24/7 recycling site shut down due to years of garbage and recycling abuse. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

IN BRIEF: Montcalm Township Board votes to shut down recycling site

The Montcalm Township Board reluctantly voted tonight to shut down its free 24/7 recycling site after years of garbage and recycling abuse.

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Greenville schools discuss standardized testing uncertainty

The results of the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) have yet to be released, but that has not stopped Greenville Public Schools teachers from discussing their student’s successes and futures.

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JUST IN: Pierson man killed in Monday evening two-car accident

A Pierson man was killed late Monday evening when his vehicle was struck in a two-car collision.

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IN BRIEF: Greenville board approves organizational items

During Monday evening’s organizational meeting, the Greenville board of education approved a number of things that require approval annually.