One of the many topics the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education discussed at its meeting Monday night revolved around preparing for the districts next strategic plan.
For the past week it has been cold in Montcalm County. Very cold. Thursday and today, it was a kind of bitter and harsh cold that slaps one in the face with icy fingers. A cold that can bite and cause lasting effects if people are not careful.
During its first meeting in 2015, the Greenville City Council started the year off by working to expand a development in the city. The City Council held a public hearing concerning a planned unit development (PUD) presented by Hathaway Properties, LLC and Leisure Living Management. The PUD is located just to the east of Meadow Ridge Apartments on the south side of Meijer Drive.
Although it has taken a long time to reach them, Montcalm Township recently came into some money left to it by Stan and Blanche Ash. The township received $10,000 from the last will and testament of Blanche Ash, who wished the money would be used to support the Montcalm Township Fire Department.
In 1964, a contest was held to come up with a promotion to help put Greenville on the map. Dorothy Oliver submitted an idea to hold a festival to honor the Danish heritage prevalent in the community.
Feeding the hungry of the greater Greenville area is not the only thing GLC Hope Ministries and God’s Love Closet and Hope Rescue Mission accomplishes year-to-year.
It also houses the homeless.
Bread of Life Pantry at Greenville Community Church considers it an emergency every time anyone is in need of food or shelter.
“We provide emergency food and shelter,” said Kim Cain, the executive director of Have Mercy, which oversees the pantry. “Anybody who goes to a food pantry is in need of emergency assistance.”
The sign hanging outside Barrie’s House at the Settlement Lutheran Church says it all: “I was hungry and you gave me food; I had no clothes and you gave me something to wear.”
That is what the food pantry and clothing distribution center aim to do every time anyone comes to its door and has a need.
When it comes to writing poetry, Brian Moilanen, 43, is compelled. “Writing is like a therapy for me,” he said. “It’s like a release for the soul. Poetry helps me vent frustration and sadness on paper.”
When members of the Greenville Rotary Club met earlier this month at the First United Methodist Church, it was more than noticeable that special longtime member Francis “Fran” Rivard was absent.