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IN BRIEF: Greenville street closures approved for summer car show, Gus Macker tournament

Members of the Greenville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to approve street closures for two summer events.

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Greenville graduate wins Kendall’s Fashion Excellence Award

Danielle Hoag graduated Greenville High School in 2011 with ambitions of putting her talents to work in the field of fashion design. Five years later, she is now being recognized as one of the most passionate and talented individuals among her peers at the Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD) of Ferris State University.

The owner of the historic Greenville Furniture building at 400 S. Lafayette St. is hoping that an amendment to the zoning district in which his building is located will allow for second-story apartments to be constructed in the unit. (Daily News | Cory Smith)

Greenville’s historic furniture building may house second-story apartments

Renovations being done on the historic former Greenville Furniture building are coming to a temporary halt.

The Montcalm County PLUS Secretary of State office, located at 701 S. Greenville West Drive in Greenville, will be closed Monday through Friday for a remodeling project. (Daily News | Cory Smith)

Greenville Secretary of State office remodeled

Montcalm County’s Secretary of State office will be undergoing interior remodeling next week, providing improvements to customers and staff members.

Kindergarten students in Lina Ma’s class at Walnut Hills Elementary School play a game while speaking Mandarin in order to increase their understanding of the language. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Walnut Hills students immersed in Chinese language program

Walnut Hills is one of four elementary schools in Greenville, and from the outside, it looks the same as the other schools in town.

The first hint that anything might be different comes when an observer looks at the lockers of kindergarten, first, second and third grade students. The lockers have name tags on them with names written in English, and below that, with Chinese characters.

Trucks traverse along M-57 in Greenville on Thursday afternoon at the intersection with M-91, two highways in Montcalm County that feature heavy industrial traffic. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Survey of local manufacturers to aid transportation needs

Not surprisingly, there is no shipping channel from Baldwin Lake to the shores of Lake Michigan, and The Flat River will never be wide or deep enough for industrial transportation.

Railways in Greenville once served as a beacon of industrial movement, but that time has passed, and they have since been converted into recreational trailways.

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IN BRIEF: Greenville Planning Commission recommends rezoning

The Greenville Planning Commission voted unanimously Thursday evening to grant a request to rezone three vacant parcels of property from Residential to C-2 (Commercial).

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IN BRIEF: Greenville Transportation Committee approves survey

Members of the Greater Greenville Transportation Committee voted unanimously Wednesday evening to approve of a survey to receive input on manufacturing transportation needs within Montcalm County.

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Lyons man airlifted to hospital after suspected drunken driving crash

A Lyons man was airlifted to a hospital Friday afternoon after a suspected drunken driving accident.

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ON THE RECORD: Montcalm County cracking down on recycling site abuse

One man has been convicted and fined after dumping garbage at a Montcalm County recycling site, putting a face to a countywide problem.