The new board of directors at the Greenville Senior Center is ready to rock, and not on the front porch. New programs and a determination to make the center relevant to modern seniors are informing recent changes there. Pictured are, from left, Marta Lores, treasurer; Pat Lovell, vice president; Margaret Durga, secretary; Jack Stein, trustee; Diana Farran, director; and Louis Durga, president. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Not your grandma’s senior center: Greenville group stays active

As Bob Dylan, even at his current age of 74, might put it, “The times they are a’changing.” Nowhere is that more evident in recent months than the Greenville Area Senior Center.

Greenville Planning Commissioner Dale Reyburn and Chairman David Ralph review site plan for a special land use permit for Murphy Oil USA Inc. during Thursday's meeting.  — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Gas station coming to M-57 near Wal-Mart

The Greenville Planning Commission is discussing gas stations … again. During Thursday’s meeting, commissioners held a work session concerning a site plan for a special land use permit for Murphy Oil USA Inc., which plans on constructing a gas station on the south side of Wal-Mart facing M-57. The gas station will be accessible from the Wal-Mart service drive.

Greenville junior Calvin Syrjala tries to stiff-arm Belding’s Alex Hubbert during a 52-29 Yellow Jackets win in a season opening win at Rudness Field. - Courtesy photo/Jamie McNinch

Greenville starts quick in opening win at Belding

Big and physical are just a couple of words to describe the Greenville Yellow Jackets offensive line. Throw in an uptempo offense and the Yellow Jackets provide quick scoring capability and the ability to wear down an opponent, especially, when that opponent is young and lacking depth.


25 people apply for Greenville superintendent job

Searching for its next superintendent, the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education had to sift through a stack of applications even a certain red-caped superhero would have trouble leaping.

Yet, the school board accomplished the feat in a manner which would leave Superman undoubtedly impressed.

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Football season gets underway with Belding-Greenville rivalry clash

“Hit the line hard.”

U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt gave this advice a century ago, speaking of how life should be lived, as well as how football should be played.

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Back to school already? 5 local schools starting 1 week early

Summer always seems to fly by, and this year the season seems even shorter with the majority of local students returning to school one week earlier than usual. School starts on Monday for Greenville, Lakeview, Montabella, Tri County and Vestaburg schools. Those five schools obtained waivers from the Michigan Department of Education in order to start school earlier.

In spite of clearly posted signs, people continue to dump non-recyclable material at the Montcalm Township recycle site. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Pain in the trash: Montcalm Township still suffering recycle site woes

Although most people who use the program do right by it, there are still many people dropping off garbage at the Montcalm Township recycling site. And all the trash piling up at the site is becoming a pain for those who have to deal with it.

“I don’t know what we need to do,” Montcalm Township Supervisor Mike Adams said.

Montcalm County Undersheriff Mike Williams

‘Out of control’? Montcalm County undersheriff corrects crime rumors

During public comment at July’s Montcalm County Board of Commissioners meeting, a citizen sounded off about a rash of thievery incidents and how local crime is out of control.

Bill Hardin of Montcalm Township said he painted the windows blue on his truck after his vehicle was broken into four times.

Greenville’s Cleveland-Wolverton VFW Post 3794 Color Guard marches proudly through downtown Greenville during the 51st Danish Festival’s Grand Dansk Parade Saturday. — Daily News/ Brad Klosner

Bryan Armock carries the colors to honor his grandfather (Photo Gallery)

For most, the Great Dansk Parade is merely an enjoyable and entertaining event at the Danish Festival. But not for Bryan Armock. For Armock, the Great Dansk Parade means legacy.

Danish Festival queen Brianna Van Houten (next to Sparky the safety dog mascot) and her court enjoyed Family Fun Day activities, working alongside public safety department to entertain kids. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Rainy Sunday doesn’t deter Danish Festival’s end of weekend

The 51st annual Danish Festival opened Thursday evening under gray skies, but the rain held off until Sunday afternoon. Though the talent show inside at Baldwin Heights Elementary School on as scheduled, the Family Fun Day in the playground was shut down early.