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Flo's Pizzeria Ristorante & Sports Bar in Greenville opened in May 2016 following a $1.5 million investment from owners Dan and Davide Uccello. The Uccellos are now working with the Greenville Downtown Development Authority through a brownfield grant arrangement in the hope of receiving $140,000 in financial assistance through future tax increment financing revenue. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville DDA mulls brownfield grant for Flo’s

Eight months after the effort was proposed, additional financial assistance may come to fruition for Flo’s Pizzeria Ristorante & Sports Bar.

Just not immediately.

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Montcalm County Parks & Rec Committee fails to have quorum

The Montcalm County Parks & Recreation Committee was scheduled to discuss and vote on the topics of park closure and adopt-a-park applications Tuesday morning.

However, the committee was unable to meet due to the lack of a quorum.

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JUST IN: Greenville man arrested for alleged sex crimes

The Michigan State Police Computer Crimes Unit and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force recently conducted an investigation that led to the arrest of a Greenville man.

The original trunk owned by August Rasmussen, which contained his belongings brought over from Denmark to Gowen when he immigrated in 1856, has stayed within the family after 160 years. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Danish journalist to film documentary on early Gowen settler (PHOTOS)

One hundred-sixty years ago, at the young age of 26, August Rasmussen commenced on a journey that few would likely fathom enduring today. With his wife, Ane, at his side, the Danish couple embarked on an adventure away from their homeland, traveling across the Atlantic Ocean for nearly eight weeks to establish a new life in the wild unknown that was the United States.

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Montcalm County Brownfield Authority quiet for past 2 years

A Montcalm County commissioner is questioning why the county’s Brownfield Authority hasn’t met in nearly two years, but the authority’s chairman says there’s simply been no reason to meet.

A new hardware store called CJ’s Place will eventually occupy this site at 306 N. Maplewood St. in Greenville. The store is expected to open this spring. — Daily News/Cory Smith

New hardware store coming to Greenville this spring

A new hardware and building materials retail store is coming to town.

Motorists have surely noticed a new building being constructed at 306 Maplewood St., directly in front of the Jacket Lanes bowling alley along M-57 on the west side of Greenville.

Steve Wyckoff holds a copy of the Montcalm County Forestry & Wildlife Guide, a publication created in part by the Montcalm Conservation District. Wyckoff, a conservation district director, is leading a grassroots effort to explore the possibility of a millage proposal to fund services for the conservation district along with Montcalm County Animal Control, 4-H, county parks and veterans. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Montcalm County millage exploration group to meet Jan. 18

Animals, conservation, 4-H, parks and veterans.

These five topics may not share the same audience or interest in Montcalm County, but they all have one common need: Funding.

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Greenville approves attorneys, gaming license, sludge removal

Following the hiring of Thomas Siver in December 2016 to handle city prosecution services, the Greenville City Council has now authorized for the future use of additional legal counsel this new year.

During Tuesday evening’s meeting, the City Council voted unanimously to approve a proposed list of special and general legal counsel, as well as to authorize City Manager George Bosanic to use the attorneys at his discretion.

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UPDATE: Suspect identified in hit-and-run accident

Almost two weeks after a hit-and-run accident, Michigan State Police (MSP) troopers have located and identified the suspect who allegedly fled the scene.

Troopers interviewed the 20-year-old Lowell man and are now turning the investigation over the Montcalm County Prosecutor for review.

Signs will no longer be designated by categories such as “real estate” or “political,” but instead by “temporary” or “permanent,” as the content of a sign can no longer be the deciding factor when determining if it can be placed or not. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville amends sign ordinance to comply with Supreme Court ruling

A U.S. Supreme Court decision on the issue of free speech has led to changes enforced by the Greenville City Council. At the recommendation of City Manager George Bosanic, the City Council on Tuesday evening voted unanimously — after a public hearing which received no citizen comment — to amend the city’s sign ordinance within the zoning ordinance.