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Free drug recovery symposium set for Saturday

Anyone who is struggling with a drug addiction or has a loved one who is struggling knows how impossible the situation can feel. Montcalm County’s fourth annual Recovery Symposium aims to encourage and inspire these people.

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IN BRIEF: Greenville City Council approves relief from noise ordinance for Relay for Life

Members of the Greenville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to grant relief from the city’s noise ordinance to the American Cancer Society in connection with the upcoming Relay for Life event.

April Petersen celebrated the opening of her new Gowen retail business, Pink & Frillos, on Thursday. The store offers a wide collection of new and vintage items, as well as odds and ends that have been repainted, refurbished and or repurposed. Petersen will also hold classes and workshops for artistic and do-it-yourself enthusiasts. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

BUSINESS BEAT: Gowen woman opens niche business, offering unique ‘modern vintage’ items

April Petersen has a knack for finding beauty in all things, even things other people may just pitch or burn. Her creative knack for bringing life back to something that was discarded or broken has led to the opening of a new, unique business, Pink & Frillos, a quaint retail store offering what she describes as “modern vintage” items, both new and old, repurposed, repainted and or refurbished.

Greenville Planning Commission members, from left, Dale Reyburn, David Ralph and Mike Gustin discuss two requests for special land use during a meeting Thursday evening. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville planners look at special land use requests

The Greenville Planning Commission did not have enough members for quorum Thursday evening, but they did listen to two requests for special land use. Mike Dykstra presented a request to have the property at 504 W. Montcalm St. be used as an adult foster care home, with up to as many as 12 rooms.

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IN BRIEF: Greenville Planning Commission listens to two special land use requests

The Greenville Planning Commission did not have enough members for quorum Thursday evening, but members did listen to two requests for special land use.

Grant funding through the Michigan Economic Development Corp. will upgrade the facades of six downtown buildings in Greenville, such as the building owned by Jim Hopkins (Boost Mobile) at 226 S. Lafayette St., similar to the upgrades at Beamers Tanning & More (right) that occurred last year.  — Daily News/Cory Smith

6 downtown Greenville building owners to receive facade funding

One year ago, two downtown buildings on S. Lafayette Street underwent a tremendous transformation, restored to their original historic designs and colors schemes. This year, the downtown district will undergo a similar change, but on a larger scale, as six more building owners will receive funding through the Michigan Economic Development Corp (MEDC).

Greenville Public Schools Board of Education members discuss the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress during Monday evening’s meeting. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Greenville board focuses on creating academic achievement environment

Standardized testing has become an established part of public education. It’s used to gauge students academically and to gauge the efficacy of teachers. One such tool is the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (MSTEP).

A mother and her 2-year-old son suffered nonlife threatening injuries when a car she had been driving, but which she had exited, backed over them. The accident took place around 2:30 p.m. on S. Clay Street in Greenville. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Mother, child injured in Greenville accident

A Greenville mother and her 2-year-old daughter were injured Tuesday afternoon when a car she had been driving ran over them.

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IN BRIEF: Danish decorative banners coming to downtown Greenville

Members of the Greenville Downtown Development Authority agreed Tuesday to purchase new decorative banners to be placed downtown.

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IN BRIEF: Greenville to restructure professional development days

Greenville Public Schools is changing the way they approach professional development days.