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Bruce Aittama, left, and Adam Hopkins talk to the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education about the MITES competition and the student’s projects during Monday evening’s meeting. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Greenville High School tech classes enter state competition

Local students will enter their creations from technology classes into a state competition that runs today through Saturday.

Greenville High School students in technology classes with Bruce Aittama and Adam Hopkins will see some of their projects entered in the Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society (MITES) 88th annual professional development conference and student project competition in Lansing.

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IN BRIEF: Greenville DDA to select facade grant administrator

The Greenville Downtown Development Authority is one step closure to receiving facade grant funding for the downtown district.

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IN BRIEF: Greenville school board approves school calendar

Greenville students will start the 2016-2017 academic school year on August 29.

Sections of Holland Road get heavy traffic from the surrounding farms. In upcoming weeks, there will be some gravel resurfacing done on this and other Fairplain Township roads. (Daily News | Emilee Nielsen)

Fairplain Township approves road contracts

Some roads in Fairplain Township are going to get some attention in coming weeks. The township board on Monday approved five road contracts with the Road Commission for Montcalm County totaling $79,258 for various repairs. The amount allotted for road repairs in the budget is $125,000.

Greenville Mayor John Hoppough, left, and Mayor Pro Tem Frances Schuleit, right, speak on the subject of the 2016-2017 Items for Accomplishment list during Tuesday evening’s Greenville City Council meeting.

Greenville City Council sets goals

Looking to next year, the Greenville City Council outlined a list of items they would like to place more focus on. During Tuesday’s meeting, council members unanimously approved an Items for Accomplishment (IFA) list for fiscal year 2016-2017.

A cyclist rides along the “boardwalk” section of the Fred Meijer Flat River Trial in Greenville on Tuesday evening, where powder coating has peeled away from the galvanized pipe railing. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville trail boardwalk to receive new railings

Once celebrated as one of the most innovative sections of the Fred Meijer Flat River Trail, time has finally caught up with the “boardwalk.”

At a quarter-mile in length, the stretch of trail that begins at Tower Park, wraps around Greenville Tool & Die, and concludes at M-91, is in need of cosmetic upgrades.

Workers with the Greenville Department of Public Services spent all Wednesday working to correct a sewer line leak on M-91, resulting in inorganic chemicals from nearby Culligan Water Systems leaking into the Flat River. — Daily News/Cory Smith

UPDATE: M-91 reopens after sewer line leak into Flat River

A sewer line leak into the city’s stormwater system, resulting in a chemical substance entering the Flat River, resulted in a temporary closing of S. Lafayette Street (M-91) Wednesday and Thursday.

Workers with the Greenville Public Services Department began work at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday to investigate a sewer line that was leaking potassium permanganate, an inorganic chemical compound used to treat waste water, from Culligan Water Systems.

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JUST IN: Headstones overturned at Eureka Township Cemetery

Several headstones at Eureka Township Cemetery were recently overturned and moved out of place, and local law enforcement continues to seek answers.

S. Lafayette Street (M-91) in front of Culligan Water Systems in Greenville will be closed again Thursday as workers continue efforts to fix a leak from the city's sewer line into the storm water system, which leads to the Flat River. — Daily News/Cory Smith

M-91 closed in Greenville for repairs to sewer line leaking into Flat River

A sewer line leak into the city’s stormwater system, resulting in a chemical substance entering the Flat River, has resulted in a temporary closing of S. Lafayette Street (M-91). Workers with the Greenville Public Services Department (PSD) began work at 7:30 a.m. today to investigate a sewer line that is leaking Potassium Permanganate, an inorganic chemical compound used to treat waste water, from Culligan Water Systems.

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Greenville students showcase their creations at eighth annual art show

Pieces of art and eager families packed the lobby of Greenville High School on Monday afternoon. The eighth annual K-12 art show continues to grow every year, according to high school art teacher Sonja Peterson.