John Gilchrist, the director of finance for Greenville Public Schools, attended what will be his last regular Board of Education meeting in his position.
Be it his time as a student at the University of Michigan, or his years as an attorney specializing in estate planning, John Svendsen always referred to himself as one thing at heart — “a Greenville kid.” At 74 years old, Svendsen now spends his retirement living in Grand Rapids, but he wishes to give back as much as he can to his hometown.
Despite Saturday’s brisk outdoor temperatures, spring was in the air at Greenville High School. The annual Spring Fling for Women event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. was packed with people from the moment the doors opened.
Six years have passed since Greenville Public Schools last asked voters to pass a bond for district improvements.
School officials have spent the last several months in the planning stages of another bond proposal, which is set for a May 2 vote.
Erven and Shirley Brokaw sat in their mini van Friday and watched their house burn down. The blaze started just before 5 p.m. at 1120 W. Boyer Road in Fenwick on the home’s front porch.
In preparation of potentially receiving more than $1.1 million in grant funding, city officials are taking measures to ensure they won’t be on the hook should something go wrong. During Tuesday evening’s Greenville City Council meeting, the council voted unanimously to approve five property owner grant agreements to applicants applying for facade grant funding through the Michigan Economic Development Corp (MEDC).
Before Montcalm County updated its website last year, Montcalm Township listed its information through that website. After the county’s new website went live and no longer hosted local municipalities, Montcalm Township officials decided to start exploring options for their own website.
Described as a “housekeeping measure,” members of Greenville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to rename a city street.
A decade ago, when Debra Thornton was asked by her son’s teacher to start a local special needs club, she did so with a simple idea to schedule a few events to bring her son and his friends closer together. But in the time since, the club has blossomed into a full nonprofit 501C3 organization, now known as the Adults with Disabilities Association, a group consisting of special needs adults, both physically and mentally.
After more than 30 years of proudly serving its loyal customers, the downtown Radio Shack electronics store will be making its final sale this month. Opened in 1984 by Doug Robbins, the Greenville location has survived every change that both the economy and culture could throw its way, but that well of success finally ran dry.