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Superintendent Pete Haines leaving Greenville

Sometimes “goodbye” is the most difficult phrase in the English language. Especially when saying goodbye to a trusted and valued leader. Greenville must say goodbye to one of its leaders in the upcoming weeks. Greenville Public Schools Superintendent Pete Haines will be leaving the district. As of Friday, the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District (OAISD) extended an offer to Haines to become the next superintendent of the district. Haines said he has verbally accepted the position, which is expected to begin in July.

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Students from the Virtual Learning Center wait patiently for their diplomas at commencement exercises Tuesday evening. This year’s graduating class included 55 students from Greenville, Central Montcalm, Ionia, Lakeview, Montabella, Tri County and Vestaburg school systems. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

55 virtual learners get diplomas

If you build it they will come. It worked for Kevin Costner in the movie, “Field of Dreams” and it seems to be working for the Berrien Springs Public Schools & Success Virtual Learning Center, which graduated its class of 2015 on Tuesday evening at Greenville High School.

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Greenville City Council approves annual Items for Accomplishment

When it comes to dreaming big, the Greenville City Council sets its sights high. During Tuesday’s meeting, the council approved an Items for Accomplishment (IFA) list for the fiscal year of 2015-2016. The list of 30 items basically highlights various projects, initiatives and desires the city would like to accomplish during the fiscal next year.

Seven vehicles at County Line Auto were struck after a van left the road way on Thursday.

JUST IN: Van leaves roadway, strikes seven parked vehicles

It was a rough afternoon at County Line Auto. Around 1:30 p.m., a van traveling south on M-91 lost control and ran off the east side of the road. After leaving the roadway, the van struck seven vehicles parked outside of County Line Auto.

From left, Montcalm Area Career Center construction instructor Chris Battle, Eureka Township Code Enforcement and Zoning Administrator Mark Wilkin and Eureka Township Supervisor Rod Roy enjoy a break at the new picnic tables fabricated by the Career Center welding and construction students. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Students build picnic tables for Eureka Township Hall pavilion

Seeing a project to the finish is a rewarding experience: Especially at a local government level. Recently, Eureka Township officials have been slapping on the finishing pieces to complete its pavilion project.

Greenville High School Class of 2015 students move their tassels to the appropriate position of graduates. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville High School graduates 249 during Sunday’s ceremony

When it comes to high school graduation, no one said it better than Greenville High School graduate Tate Jeffrey. “It was a long time in the coming,” he said. “I’m ready to be done. It feels great.”

During a special meeting Tuesday, the Greenville City Council discussed the Capital Improvements Budget as part of the overall city budget for 2015-2016. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville City Council discusses capital improvements

City budgeting can get complicated, but prioritizing the projects with available funding makes the process as exciting as it is rewarding.

During a special meeting Tuesday, the Greenville City Council discussed the Capital Improvements Budget as part of the overall city budget for 2015-2016.

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Consumers Energy taking emergency electric interruption in Greenville

An electric outage to perform emergency repairs will interrupt service to 3,100 Consumers Energy customers in the downtown Greenville and surrounding areas for up to three hours beginning at 9 p.m. tonight.

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Future uncertain for Greenville Area Senior Center

A Greenville gathering place for senior citizens over the past two decades may not be around much longer. The Greenville Area Senior Center at 715 S. Baldwin St. has experienced a slew of resignations and declining active membership in the past year.

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Speeding Greenville teen causes accident on M-57

A Greenville teenager was ticketed for careless driving after rear-ending another vehicle on M-57 last week. The Michigan State Police responded to the accident, which occurred around 2:15 p.m. Thursday near Berridge Road.