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Bernard Polzin, newly hired general manager of Dicastal North America, Inc., presents to the Greenville City Council an initial outline of the company's plan for the two former United Solar Ovanics buildings.

Greenville OKs Dicastal grants, sets benchmarks for funds

The Greenville City Council took several steps in welcoming China-based aluminum wheel manufacturer Dicastal North American Inc. to town by paving the way for grant money and drawing up a development agreement. Approved Tuesday night by the council, which will act as the fiduciary for the $5 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, the grant money is designated toward the purchase of the two former United Solar Ovonic (USO) buildings and 97 acres of land.

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Greenville hosts MSBOA District 7 Marching Festival

Greenville High School will be hosting the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association’s District 7 Marching Band Festival on Wednesday at Legacy Field. Fourteen High School marching bands from around the area will be performing for a rating from adjudicators. It will be an evening of great music and high energy marching. All tickets are $5. Children younger than five get in free.

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The Fighter: Greenville man beats cancer three times

It was 2007 and Greenville resident Scott Young was a 22-year-old lumber worker, expecting his first child with his girlfriend, Ali.

Life was looking up for the young couple, who were just four months away from the birth of their daughter.

But then came this pain; a pain no man wants in an area no man wants it.

Bobbijo Train of Greenville kept a positive attitude during her cancer diagnosis and treatment. Train is pictured at right with her family, from left, daughter, Jessi Fears, granddaughter, Kenadi Leitz, mother, Vonnie Bunting. — Daily News/Stacie Smith

Positive outlook keeps Greenville woman moving forward from cancer

Bobbijo Train was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ at age 46 in 2010, but she had started monitoring her breast health long before that time.

Train, who lives in Greenville, has a family history of breast cancer. She first discovered a lump in 1998. She was aware that lumps are frequent during hormonal changes, but had hers checked by her physician. She had an ultrasound and biopsy and learned her lump was due to fibroid cystic tissue.

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JUST IN: Greenville bus involved in minor crash

A Greenville Public School bus was involved in a minor crash shortly after 8:30 a.m. this morning.

Business Development Manager Eric Icard, who comes from North Dakota with 13 years of experience and a master’s degree in economic development, has been designated the city of Greenville’s economic development manager by The Right Place. The city of Greenville reached an agreement with The Right Place for economic development in June. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

The Right Place officials discuss Greenville’s economic prospects

It was nearly a year after first discussing Montcalm County’s options for improving local economic development efforts before the city of Greenville opted to branch out on its own and sign an agreement with The Right Place. Less than three months later, the West Michigan economic development corporation delivered.

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Just A Dream Huntz helps out new hunters

With the echo of the shot still ringing through the trees and the rifle still firmly against his shoulder, 14-year-old Raymond Wyman couldn’t believe he’d missed.

It was his first chance to bag a buck, an 8-point he’d spotted from a blind early in the morning Saturday. Raymond, a Grattan resident, was out hunting with instructors of the Just A Dream Huntz program, put on for first-time and beginning hunters.

But even after the buck trotted of unfazed, it luckily wouldn’t be the last chance he had at his first deer.

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57 Brew Pub creates Centurion Ale for Montcalm Community College’s 50th

In celebration of Montcalm Community College’s 50th anniversary, 57 Brew Pub and Bistro in Greenville launched Centurion Ale on Sept. 1.

The farmhouse ale features corn and barley with light fruity undertones and a crisp finish. It is named for the college’s mascot, the Centurion.

Last year, more than 28,000 food items were distributed to 18 food pantries throughout Montcalm County during the annual Montcalm Challenge Food Drive. The annual effort to benefit local food pantries is hosting a fundraiser Saturday at the Greenville Optimist Camp. — File photo

Montcalm Challenge Food Drive to host Saturday morning fundraiser

Whether you’re a fitness buff or the sort likely to plow through a morning plate of pancakes (or both), you’ll have the opportunity to do some good for area food pantries beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday at the Greenville Optimist Camp. That’s when the Montcalm Challenge Food Drive will host a fundraiser to benefit 18 pantries county-wide.

The Greenville Garden Club is celebrating its 85th anniversary today. The group, shown here in a 2002 group photo, puts on monthly programs that focus on four main goals; home gardening, artistic floral design, conservation of the environment and civic beautification. It also maintains several gardens throughout the Greenville community and helps educate those interested in horticulture. — Courtesy photo

Greenville Garden Club marks 85 years of community beautification

When a seed is planted deep into the soil, it roots itself in before growing a stem and eventually blossoming into a living plant. Much like a sprouting plant, the Greenville Garden Club started as just a small pod.