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Greenville Department of Public Safety officer Marty Obetts, left, and part-paid firefighter Nikki Loomis work together to move a hose after successfully extinguishing a fire at 1208 Ranney Drive in Greenville Wednesday afternoon. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Fire at Greenville’s Creekview Estates mobile home park

Leonard Linebaugh had just returned home with his wife, Jennie, when his neighbors pointed out an oddity as he walked outside to collect his mail. Raising attention to his residence at 1208 Ranney Drive, Leonard and his neighbors saw smoke coming from the rear portion of his Creekview Estates mobile home park residence Wednesday afternoon.

Greenville Downtown Development Authority Vice Chairman David Ralph, at left, contemplates the city’s bike rack project. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville DDA keeps moving on bike racks

On Tuesday morning, the Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was greasing up the gears and oiling down the chains in preparation for summer. Once again, they discussed the installation of several bike racks around the city.

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Dog owners speak out against Montcalm County kennel ordinance

Any topic involving animals is a historically proven way to attract the masses to county board meetings. Monday was no exception, as Montcalm County’s Law Enforcement & Courts committee heard half an hour of public comments from concerned and tearful residents about proposed changes to the county’s dog kennel ordinance.

The Greenville Transit System building is settling due to some underlying issues with the soil. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville Transit System building settling due to sub-surface issues

Due to some underlying issues in the soil makeup, the Greenville Transit System building is having some foundation troubles.

During the latest Greenville City Council meeting, City Engineer Doug Hinken reported on the problem.

The Greenville Public Schools Board of Education heard the second quarterly report from Baldwin Heights Elementary School Principal Mike Walsh concerning the school’s status as a focus school on Monday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Baldwin Heights making improvements as focus school

It has been a year since Baldwin Heights Elementary School was labeled a focus school.

Yet, the things they’ve accomplished in a year have been remarkable.

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JUST IN: Greenville DDA discusses bike racks, banners

The wheels were turning during the Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) meeting on Tuesday morning.

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Firefighters quickly put out duct fire at Quad Graphics

The Greenville Department of Public Safety started the work week off with a morning fire at Quad Graphics.

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Homeowners extinguish Montcalm Township fire

Flames coming from a Montcalm Township home’s wall on Saturday turned out to be a small, controllable fire. At 12:56 p.m., Montcalm Township Fire Department firefighters were dispatched to a house fire on S. Greenville Road. The homeowners called after observing flames coming from the outside wall of their home.

Riders who use the Greenville Transit Service will see a fare increase in April. — Daily News/ Brad Klosner

Greenville City Council votes to raise transit fares, wages

Riders of the Greenville Transit System are going to have to dig a little deeper to ride the buses in the near future. However, riders should rest assured the increase in fares is going to land in a good spot: The drivers’ pockets.

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VIDEO: Greenville hosts Chinese New Year celebration

Residents rang in a joyous New Year over the weekend at the Greenville High School Performing Arts Center. The Chinese New Year, that is. Although the official Chinese New Year was Feb. 19, the Chinese Immersion Program students and staff at Walnut Hills Elementary School presented “Year of the Sheep: Chinese New Year Gala” last Saturday.