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Greenville High School Spanish teacher Erin DeWind was recently selected by the Michigan World Languages Association (MIWLA) as the World Languages Teacher of the Year for Michigan. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Greenville High School Spanish teacher wins statewide honor

When Greenville High School Spanish teacher Erin DeWind decided she wanted to teach, it wasn’t to seek recognition. She just wanted to share her passion with others.

Airplanes line the runway waiting for children to come and get their rides during Saturday morning's Flying Eagles event at Greenville Municipal Airport.

Flying Eagles soar over Greenville (PHOTO GALLERY)

Airplanes lined the runway waiting for children to come and get their rides during Saturday morning’s Flying Eagles event at Greenville Municipal Airport.

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Montcalm County Household Hazardous Waste Day is June 21

Montcalm County’s Household Hazardous Waste Day will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at the Howard City Municipal Building at 125 E. Shaw St.

Both hailing from Greenville, Taylor Bretzke, front left, and Emily Smith, front right, competed among 34 contestants for the Miss Michigan title. Here they are following the opening dance number. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Greenville women enjoy Miss Michigan experience

“I’ll be back,” is a famous line from the movies, but it’s also the goal of two Greenville women after their weeklong adventure competing in the Miss Michigan Scholarship pageant at the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts in Muskegon.

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JUST IN: Man allegedly attempts to abduct Greenville girl

The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a reported attempted abduction involving a teenage girl near Greenville.

The incident occurred around 3 p.m. Friday on Dickerson Lake Road near Greenville Road.

Michelle Blaszczynski, who has spent her entire 21-year career with Greenville Public Schools, was recently named chief academic officer, replacing another longtime staffer, Diane Brissett. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Greenville Public Schools names new chief academic officer

The Greenville Public Schools Board of Education has named longtime district employee Michelle Blaszczynski as chief academic officer.

Blaszczynski replaces another longtime staffer, Diane Brissett, who is retiring.

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Rough winter affects Greenville Public Schools expenses

As students at Greenville Public Schools are completing the final days of school, members of the Board of Education are financially finishing up the year as well.

Director of Finance John Gilchrist presented a final amended budget at the June 9 school board meeting, and he is already fast-forwarding to the 2014-2015 school year.

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Greenville Planning Commission looks to simplify downtown regulations

The Greenville Planning Commission on Thursday set a public hearing for July 10 regarding potential language changes to downtown residency regulations.

The proposed new language would make it easier for upstairs rentals downtown.

Beagles run, jump and climb in excitement at Rick Snow’s kennels in Greenville. Snow says his kennels offer plenty of space and houses for each dog and he is concerned about Montcalm County kennel ordinance updates, which would require him to build a building to house his dogs. — Daily News/Kyle Wilson

Dog owners say Montcalm County kennel ordinance could do more harm than good

Montcalm County’s kennel ordinance was updated last year with the goal of enacting stricter, more specific requirements. However, a number of dog owners think county officials are barking up the wrong tree.

Greenville’s Alisha Gatchel beat out 26 other contestants to be crowned Miss Michigan’s Outstanding Teen Wednesday night. — Courtesy photo

Greenville girl crowned Outstanding Teen at Miss Michigan

After competing twice previously, Alisha Gatchel knows that each scholarship pageant she participates in is a life-changing experience.