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Purchased by Mike Huckleberry in 1992, Huckleberry’s officially closed Monday and is in the process of being sold to Davide and Dan Uccello, owners of Flo's Pizzeria Ristorante & Sports Bar. — Daily News/Cory Smith

After 25 years, Huckleberry’s sells, closes its doors

Twenty-five years ago, Mike Huckleberry can recall the day he purchased the Happy Go Lucky Bar, sipping his very first beer that evening as a new downtown business owner, served by bartender Tom Morrow. On Sunday, after a quarter-century of ownership in which Mike expanded the small dive-bar into a full dine-in restaurant, creating one of the staples of downtown evening entertainment in the community with “Huckleberry’s,” Morrow again served Mike a beer from his own establishment — but for the final time.

A new portage site located beneath the Franklin Street bridge will be completed this spring, allowing kayakers and canoeists an easier time of navigating past the former dam site on the Flat River. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Portage system will be under Franklin Street bridge

Kayakers and canoeist looking to enjoy trips down the Flat River this summer will now have an easier time of doing so. A change in elevation of the river at the Franklin Street bridge may make for a popular fishing hole, but the former dam site and artificial waterfalls make it impossible to traverse the river without portaging to dry land.

George Bosanic

‘Very good to excellent’ for Greenville city manager’s evaluation

In receiving his annual evaluation, Greenville City Manager George Bosanic earned high praise from members of the Greenville City Council. During a closed-session meeting Tuesday, the council discussed Bosanic’s performance with him. According to a summary statement prepared by Mayor John Hoppough, Bosanic’s results were consistent and indicate that he continues to perform his duties and responsibilities “at a very good to excellent level.”

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Greenville High School students benefit from college adviser

High school seniors deal with pressure from a variety of sources, not least of which is having to plan for their lives post-secondary school.

Some students will move directly into the workforce with a skilled trade or into a skilled trade program. Others will go on to college, either at the community level, a state university or a private university.

A parcel of property, 96 acres in size and located within Greenville’s Industrial Park, has received interest from an unknown company that has exercised an option agreement with the city for nearly two years. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Company interested in 96-acre Greenville Industrial Park property

In the northeast corner of this community’s industrial park, adjacent to the large factories of AGA Marvel and Dicastal Inc., sits a large parcel of farmland with unknown potential.

For nearly two years, 96 acres of city-owned industrially zoned property located north of County Farm Road and east of Fitzner Road has remained tied up in an option agreement between the city and a company listed as Greenville Venture Partners LLC.

Consumers Energy, which supplies electricity to the city of Greenville, will clear power lines this spring by cutting branches that pose a threat to power lines in the community. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Consumers Energy to clear branches and trees around power lines in Greenville

Spring cleaning may sound like a chore to most, but for Consumers Energy, it’s a task that reliable electricity is dependent upon. During Tuesday evening’s Greenville City Council meeting, representatives from the energy company delivered a presentation on upcoming plans of power line clearing. Those plans will involve tree trimming and potential tree removal on a number of city streets and private properties, where branches have begun to crowd around power line and poles.

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JUST IN: 3 Greenville residents overdose in middle of Shaffer Avenue near 28th Street

Three Greenville residents were discovered this morning unconscious — overdosed on heroin — in a vehicle stopped in the middle of 28th Street in Grand Rapids.

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Greenville to offer substance abuse support group for teens

The teenage years can be a tumultuous time; further complicated by family members who are struggling with addiction.

To help students going through these situations, Community Hope Christian Counseling has partnered with counselors at Greenville High School to provide a peer support group at the school.

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IN BRIEF: Consumers Energy to perform electric line clearing in Greenville

With a goal to prevent future power outages in this city, a number of trees will be trimmed and removed this year.

Representatives from Consumers Energy delivered a presentation to the Greenville City Council on Tuesday evening, updating them on plans for electric line clearing.

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Greenville E-Z Mart sells $23.6 million Lotto 47 ticket

A perfect selection going six-for-six on a locally purchased lottery ticket has made someone a millionaire overnight.