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The Greenville City Council recently approved a motion to privatize snow removal from sidewalks when residents are in violation of the city’s ordinance. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville City Council hires contractor to clear sidewalks

With winter’s icy breath still blowing, this city is looking for ways to ensure clear sidewalks. At the Feb. 3 Greenville City Council meeting, the council approved a motion to privatize snow removal from sidewalks when residents are in violation of the city ordinance. The city will hire Jensen Lawn Care of Greenville to remove the snow at a cost of $65 per hour.

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VIDEO: Turk Lake Polar Plunge raises money for Special Olympics

Leaping into 33-degree water on a cold February afternoon takes the type of courage gladiators would find hard to muster. But the 130 participants of the 2015 Turk Lake Polar Plunge did not bat an eye as they plunged into the depths of Turk Lake on Saturday.

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Washington Club preparing for 150th annual gathering

The Washington Club began in 1866, when John and Eliza Ashley of Grattan Township invited several other couples to celebrate the birth of America’s premiere founding father.

The Ashleys would likely be surprised and pleased to learn the club is going strong 150 years later.

On Wednesday, the Greenville Public Schools administration was informed by the Mid-Michigan District Health Department of a confirmed case of whooping cough at Greenville High School. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Whooping cough cases identified at two Greenville schools

A contagious and debilitating disease was confirmed at two schools in the Greenville area this week.

During Tuesday’s Greenville City Council meeting, the council discussed a possible conflict of interest with the appointment of Councilman Larry Moss to the Greenville Area Community Foundation Board. Pictured from left to right, Councilman Brian Greene, Moss, Councilman Lloyd Scoby, City Manager George Bosanic, Mayor John Hoppough, Mayor Pro-Tem Fran Schuleit, Councilman Mark Lehman, Councilwoman Jeanne Cunliffe, Treasurer/Clerk Bradley Hool and the rotating student representative from Greenville High School. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville City Council debates mayoral appointment

The Greenville City Council has been in the middle of a discussion about a possible conflict of interest in the most recent mayoral appointment to the Greenville Area Community Foundation Board.

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Turk Lake Polar Plunge is set for Saturday

After a long day out in the cold, nothing is better than taking a hot bath or shower … for most people. Not for the participants of the Turk Lake Polar Plunge.

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JUST IN: Whooping cough diagnoses at Greenville High School

GREENVILLE — A student at Greenville High School was diagnosed with a case of pertussis (whooping cough) on Wednesday. According to a letter posted on the Greenville Public Schools’ website signed by Greenville Public Schools Superintendent Pete Haines, “Children who haven’t completed a full course of pertussis (whooping cough) vaccinations will be excluded from school [...]

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Greenville transportation committee talks M-91 speed limit study

Sometimes even the most law-abiding citizens can find going the speed limit is easier said than done.

Traveling five to 10 miles per hour over the speed limit is a breeze, particularly when one is not paying attention to the speedometer or is in a hurry. There also are areas of road where traveling faster than the set speed limit seems logical to some.

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JUST IN: Greenville City Council approves development agreements

It was a busy Tuesday night for the Greenville City Council. With 11 action items on the agenda plus mayoral appointments, the council had many decisions to make.

Greenville resident Lloyd Shelden was working hard to clear his sidewalk on Monday morning.

Winter snow squall blankets area

On Monday, Punxsutawney Phil clamored out of his hole to see his shadow, thus predicting six more weeks of winter. Those who live in West Michigan already had made that same prediction after the snow-filled weekend.