Tickets for the 14th annual Grand Rapids Symphony Holiday Pops concert go on sale Monday and organizers say the event will once again leave the crowd in awe. “I think it’s something people look forward to each year. It’s a wonderful event,” said Steven Day, chairman of the Education Foundation of Greenville, which puts on the event. “It’s a nice way to kick off the holiday season.”
Hundreds of area residents were able to rub elbows with business owners and their staff members as more than 50 businesses were present during the Greenville Expo 2013, held Wednesday at Greenville High School. “That’s a really good aspect of (the expo), I think,” said Mary Mitchell, who attended the event. “We get to meet people we don’t know.”
This city has reached a tentative agreement in a United Solar Ovonic bankruptcy case. A bankruptcy trustee representing the failed manufacturer and its parent company, Electric Conversion Devices, sought reimbursements on paid taxes and the payments of remaining grant money the city awarded the company in 2006 for opening up shop in Greenville.
A man accused of murdering his girlfriend will undergo a forensic examination before heading to trial. Scott Hammer, 51, is charged with open murder in the death of his girlfriend Danielle Scholten-Linderman, 29, during the early morning hours of Oct. 23.
The Greenvillle City Council has finally closed the book on a year-long lawsuit with Eureka Township after receiving the documents requested in the original Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. “We need to get along better and cooperate more,” said Greenville Mayor John Hoppaugh, adding that both the city and the township have had long histories of working well with other municipalities. “We have really been pioneers in that, collaboration and cooperation. Those words are not new to us. We need to continue to do that.”
Tuesday’s election saw an assortment of newcomers and familiar faces voted into office in Belding, Carson City, Greenville and Stanton.
There’s a hard-edged romance that rides shotgun with drivers of the big rigs rolling across the ribbons of concrete that make up America’s highway system. The open road, the freedom, a life unchained from the desk, the cubicle, the office; it’s a dream only a few ever realize. Of course, those who actually pilot an 18-wheeler will no doubt tell you it’s not all it’s cracked up to be, that every job has its downside.
For three years, Kristin Ritter has been looking for the perfect home for her and her two young sons, but for one reason or another it just didn’t happen. That is until Habitat for Humanity stepped in. Now, Ritter and her sons, Gaige, 8, and Cailix, 4, are awaiting the construction of their new home, a two-story, three-bedroom home on West South Street in Greenville — definitely a step up from their crowded apartment.
When Miss Danish Festival 2012 Emily Smith competed in the Miss Michigan Scholarship pageant this summer, she considered the possibility of returning. That thought became a reality when Smith, now a freshman at Western Michigan University, won the Miss Greater Kalamazoo pageant earlier this month.
When Sally Marshall saw three members of the Women’s Action Network (WAN) walking through the halls of her office with balloons and a bouquet, she knew something was up. Marshall knew they were about to hand someone the annual Woman of the Year award and she figured it would be one of her many deserving coworkers at the Greenville Area Community Foundation.