Stafford Media President Rob Stafford and Vice President of Sales John Moy talk to students from the newspaper club at Greenville Middle School on Wednesday. The club formed last fall and have been working ever since to design, fill and print their own student-run newspaper. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Greenville Middle School club sees its newspaper printed

A culmination of months of hard work came hot off the presses Wednesday. A group of students dedicated to writing and reading embarked on a journey to start up a student-run newspaper at Greenville Middle School about six months ago.

Kiersten Reeves, 18, left, and Madison Willmore, 18, were each presented with $500 scholarships from the Montcalm Area Human Resource Association prior to the association’s meeting on Wednesday. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Local business organization awards 3 college scholarships

Three local students are each $500 richer after receiving a scholarship Wednesday afternoon. The Montcalm Area Human Resource Association (MAHRA) awarded the scholarships during a luncheon Wednesday prior the association’s meeting. This is the first year the MAHRA has awarded the scholarships.

DME Co. (formerly Detroit Mold Engineering) and its parent company, Milacron LLC, which is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, will be bringing new technologies, machinery and jobs at its Greenville facility. — Courtesy photo

Why Milacron chose Greenville

Three weeks ago, Greenville industry received a much-needed shot in the arm when a plastic injection molding supplier announced a major investment. DME Co. (formerly Detroit Mold Engineering) and its parent company, Milacron LLC, which is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, is investing $5 million — and up to 70 new jobs — at its Greenville facility at 1117 E. Fairplains St. DME previously purchased Master Unit Die Products Inc. (MUD), including Greenville’s Fairplains Street facility, in 1998.

The residence at 708 Marvel Drive, currently raised from its foundation, will be relocated next week to property on W. Coffren Street that was recently rezoned from commercial to residential. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville continues process of relocating Marvel Drive

The potential relocation of a city street took another step forward Tuesday evening as the city aims to improve parking and traffic flow at Spectrum Health United Hospital. The City Council unanimously approved to introduce an ordinance to vacate a portion of Marvel Drive, from Oak Street to Judd Street.

Jeremy Stowitts, 18, talks with Chris Chapman, technical director and auditorium manager at Greenville High School, about his rehearsal Tuesday afternoon. Stowitts is rehearsing to compete this weekend at the Sutton Foster Ovation Awards at MSU’s Wharton Center. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Greenville High School student actors to compete at MSU this weekend

Wednesday Addams and Gomez Addams will take the stage once again at a theater competition this weekend. Lexi Hebert and Jeremy Stowitts, both 18, the Greenville High School actors who played Wednesday and Gomez in the school’s fall production of the musical The Addams Family, will compete at the Sutton Foster Ovation Awards at Michigan State University’s (MSU) Wharton Center.

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Anti-drug symposium addresses reality of opioid addiction

On a road to restoration for nearly six years, recovering addict Justin Yost is one of the strongest voices of the community in the fight against drug use.

Having spoken at five different schools, reaching out to almost 1,000 students, Yost, 33, of Greenville, uses every opportunity to tell his story geared toward prevention.


IN BRIEF: Greenville enters agreement with Commercial Bank for televising equipment

Members of Greenville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to award a bid for an installment purchase agreement (IPA) in connection with televising equipment for the Public Services Department.

Engineer Kyle Wilson of Nederveld in Grand Rapids, left, shows blueprints of a site plan for a new Culver’s restaurant to Greenville Planning Commission Chairman David Ralph, center, and Vice Chairman Greg Vandermark Thursday. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Site plan calls for Culver’s between Taco Bell and Advanced Auto Parts

In November of last year, Mike Brann Sr. and Mike Brann Jr. brought forth plans to construct a retail center on the edge of town, bringing with it a coffee shop and other potential businesses. While those plans sit in limbo as roadway access for the site — which sits in front of Wal-Mart — is debated, the Branns are moving forward with another potential investment on a separate site: a Culver’s Restaurant.

Standing, former Montcalm Township trustee Steve Hole speaks with Montcalm Township Trustee Tim Rau, at left, and Treasurer Rose Hyde, at right, after Wednesday’s Montcalm Township Board meeting. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Montcalm Township OKs pay hike for board, other officials

The Montcalm Township Board has unanimously voted to give themselves and other township officials a 20 percent pay increase. “Making these adjustments is hard. We’re not here to make a career for money,” Clerk Amy Richards read from a letter from Supervisor Mike Adams who was absent from Wednesday’s regular meeting.

Greenville Mayor John Hoppough, left, and Councilwoman Frances Schuleit, center, listen as City Manager George Bosanic, right gives a presentation on the proposed 2017-2018 fiscal year budget for the city on Tuesday. — Daily News/Cory Smith

‘A slightly more robust’ budget for Greenville

Last year, Greenville City Manager George Bosanic said he was comfortable with the state of the city’s budget for the first time in several years. As Bosanic presented the proposed 2017-2018 fiscal year budget to the Greenville City Council during a special meeting Tuesday evening, the mood was more of the same.