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Police investigate Eureka clerk as recount looms

Greenville Public Schools has filed a petition for a ballot recount in Eureka Township even as the township clerk is being investigated by the Michigan State Police for alleged election fraud.

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Greenville High School hosting anti-drug program Monday

The Greenville school district is collaborating to keep a community-wide conversation going about opioid addiction.

Greenville Public Schools is hosting a substance abuse program called Stop the Madness! on Monday. The doors of Greenville High School open at 6:15 p.m. and the program starts at 7 p.m.

Mark Reiss and Christine Reiss

Former Greenville police chief’s ex-wife found guilty of health care fraud

The ex-wife of the former Greenville police chief was found guilty by a jury Thursday of three counts of health care fraud in Kent County’s 17th Circuit Court.

Mark Reiss and Christine Reiss

JUST IN: Former Greenville police chief’s ex-wife found guilty of health care fraud

The ex-wife of the former Greenville police chief was found guilty by a jury today of three counts of health care fraud in Kent County’s 17th Circuit Court.

A final version of one of four interpretive signs showcases the history of Lafayette Street’s 300 block in downtown Greenville with photos dating back to the 1870s. The signs will be located alongside Lafayette Street, and will be installed as early as June. — Courtesy graphic/Ryan Lee

Greenville DDA votes to purchase interpretive signs

After months of planning, designing and locating the most appealing of historic photos, new interpretive signs are ready to be created to showcase the history of downtown Lafayette Street. During Tuesday’s Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) meeting, the DDA voted unanimously in two separate motions to tentatively approve the purchase of four signs to be displayed on either side of the street.

Baldwin Heights Elementary School Principal Mike Walsh goes through computer programming at the Scratch Jr. station at Friday’s tech expo. Fifth-graders in Matt Hoenshell’s class spent time with Kelsey DeDonado’s kindergarten class to teach them about computer coding, computer-aided design and 3-D construction.

Greenville students help others learn about computer design

A class of fifth-grade students recently took education into their own hands. Students in Matt Hoenshell’s class at Baldwin Heights Elementary School recently taught kindergarten students in Kelsey DeDonado’s class about computer coding, computer-aided design and 3-D design for just over an hour Friday morning.

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IN BRIEF: Montcalm Township to spend $15,000 on road gravel

After approving four road projects during April’s Montcalm Township meeting, the board decided how much money to use on gravel projects during Wednesday’s meeting.

Eureka Township Clerk Linda Ruwersma speaks during Monday evening’s Eureka Township Board meeting, addressing allegations of unethical election-related behavior brought forth by residents. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Eureka Township residents say clerk acted unethically before vote

A text message sent three days before last week’s failed Greenville Public Schools bond vote has brought forth accusations of unethical behavior against the Eureka Township clerk.

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Greenville’s virtual learning programs report success

The landscape of learning is changing rapidly and Greenville Public Schools officials are working to stay ahead of the curve.

To achieve that goal, the district has piloted virtual learning opportunities for students at-risk of not graduating and for those who not having much success with a traditional learning environment.

Previously a nine-hole golf course, the former Greenville Country Club is now being redeveloped into Taylor Hops, a new hops farm owned by Todd and Stacey Taylor of Greenville.

Taylor Hops brings hop farm to former Greenville Country Club

Previously one of the jewels of this city, time has not been kind to the former Greenville County Club. The 56-acre site was once home to a nine-hole course, complete with rolling greens across a hilly landscape and a tremendous view of Baldwin Lake from high above at the now demolished clubhouse, which closed in 2010.