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Tammy Hollinshead is planning the Turk Lake Haunted Days, which will be held May 1 to May 3. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Montcalm Township business owners creating a haunted festival in May

Tammy Hollinshead is planning a zombie apocalypse. Ground zero will be Turk Lake.

While discussing a potential winter festival in Greenville, the Greenville Downtown Development Authority also discussed creating beer festival with a “trail crawl” on the Fred Meijer Flat River Trail. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Is a beer or winter festival in Greenville’s future?

The Greenville Downtown Development Authority exists to improve the many facets of downtown — from the facades to the streets to the parks to the very atmosphere of downtown.

A Greenville man was critically injured today after a pick-up truck he was driving left the road, rolled down a hill and landed in a swamp. — Courtesy photo

JUST IN: Greenville man critically injured in rollover accident into swamp

A Greenville man was critically injured after a pick-up truck he was driving left the road, rolled down a hill and landed in a swamp.

Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the accident around 11:18 a.m. Wednesday on Grow Road south of M-57.

Strategic planning consultant Chris Stephens advised the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education to read the book “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits” by Verne Harnish for their strategic planning process. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville school board starts strategic planning

Deciding the future path of any organization can be a complicated process, especially when there are many factors to consider … such as the factors in a school district.

Planning for infrastructure, facilities, maintenance, staffing and, most importantly, the learning process for the students themselves must all come into play. That is why a plan is crucial for success.

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The Right Place and Montcalm Economic Alliance sign partnership

The path to create more economic growth in Montcalm County may finally have been paved on the stable ground of a partnership that aims to bring great dividends to area businesses and residents.

On Monday, The Right Place Inc. and the Montcalm Economic Alliance announced the formation of a strategic partnership to support economic growth in Montcalm County and encourage greater regional collaboration in West Michigan.

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JUST IN: Strategic planning topic at Greenville school board

One of the many topics the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education discussed at its meeting Monday night revolved around preparing for the districts next strategic plan.

Thursday afternoon, conditions on Johnson Road in Eureka Township were less than favorable. — Daily News

National Weather Service issues 3 weather advisories

For the past week it has been cold in Montcalm County. Very cold. Thursday and today, it was a kind of bitter and harsh cold that slaps one in the face with icy fingers. A cold that can bite and cause lasting effects if people are not careful.

The Hathaway Properties planned unit development, Cresecent View Village, will be located south and east of Maplewood and Meijer Drive. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville City Council considers Hathaway development south of Meijer

During its first meeting in 2015, the Greenville City Council started the year off by working to expand a development in the city. The City Council held a public hearing concerning a planned unit development (PUD) presented by Hathaway Properties, LLC and Leisure Living Management. The PUD is located just to the east of Meadow Ridge Apartments on the south side of Meijer Drive.

Montcalm Township Fire Department Chief Clif Dickinson and Supervisor Mike Adams check out the old pump on the back of Truck 90. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Montcalm Township Fire Department receives Ash will funds, DNR grant

Although it has taken a long time to reach them, Montcalm Township recently came into some money left to it by Stan and Blanche Ash. The township received $10,000 from the last will and testament of Blanche Ash, who wished the money would be used to support the Montcalm Township Fire Department.

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Danish Festival founder Dorothy Oliver dies at age 90; funeral Friday

In 1964, a contest was held to come up with a promotion to help put Greenville on the map. Dorothy Oliver submitted an idea to hold a festival to honor the Danish heritage prevalent in the community.