Firefighters from the Greenville Department of Public Safety responded at 5:20 p.m. Thursday to a structure fire at West Michigan Compounding, located at 1300 Moore St. in Greenville.
It is the time of year when giving is most prevalent and the Greenville Department of Public Safety, along with Walmart, decided to give less fortunate area youth a night to obtain some holiday gifts.
On Wednesday, 31 Greenville youths joined various public safety officers and headed to Walmart for Shop with a Hero. Coordinated by the Greenville DPS, children joined police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians from around the county to do a little holiday shopping. Even Santa Claus and two merry elves showed up to spread some cheer.
When it comes to purchasing gifts for the holidays, Greenville’s merchants say there is no better place to buy than local shops.
“We want local businesses to thrive and be successful,” said Beamer’s Tanning & More Owner Wendy Gladding. “I just think it’s really important.”
Keeping up with the appetite of a high school student is no easy task, but the staff of Greenville Public Schools try to keep pace. During its December meeting, the Greenville school board heard a presentation about the district’s Food and Nutrition Department. Chief Operating Officer Korie Crawford described the many tasks the department completes throughout the school year.
At a time in their lives, when their peers are worrying about raising money for their next 30-pack, three Greenville High School graduates are more concerned about raising money for the less fortunate.
One way to stop bullying is to empower not only the victims, but the witnesses to bullying as well.
This mindset is one Greenville Middle School officials are attempting to instill in students.
Montcalm County Prosecutor Andrea Krause released her review and conclusion of a home invasion which led to a fatal shooting in Greenville last summer.
On Saturday, Sept. 6, John Russell, 27, was shot and killed by Jess Braman, 38, after Russell broke into Braman’s house while Russell was naked with with marijuana in his system as Braman’s wife and children were asleep, according to police and autopsy reports.
When it comes down to knitting and purling, cabling and gartering, and even frogging, no one does it with more passion than the ladies of Purls of West Michigan. “It’s a wonderful group of ladies,” Molly Hollar said. “It’s a good group. We have a lot of fun.”
Although economic woes still plague the country, both from a local and national perspective, it looks like Greenville received an economic booster shot in the form of a new company moving to the city. Die Cad Group Inc. recently set up shop at the Wyngate Office Park off of S. Greenville West Drive. The company officially opened its Greenville doors on Monday.
The Greenville Lions Club has but one mission this time of year, a mission to make Christmas memorable for all Greenville area children. The objective of the club’s members sounds simple in nature, that no child wake up Christmas morning without a gift, but the reality of making that happen requires the affection and charity of an entire community.