Greenville Department of Public Safety officers investigate the scene of an accident that killed a 4-year-old boy on Monday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

‘Go home and hug your babies’: Child dies after being hit by truck

A little boy died as the result of a tragic accident in the heart of Greenville on Monday. At about 11:24 a.m., the 4-year-old boy was struck and killed by a pickup truck as he attempted to cross an intersection on his scooter. He was crossing with an adult family member. Greenville Department of Public Safety (GDPS) arrived at the intersection of West Washington Street and South Lafayette Streets within minutes to find the little boy lying in the street while the distraught family member stood by.

Greenville Planning Commission members Brian Greene and Corey Smith pore over a site plan submitted by Murphy Oil USA Inc. for a new gas station on M-57. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville Planning Commission concerned about appearances

When planning a city, it is all about appearance. During last Thursday’s Greenville Planning Commission meeting, commissioners revisited a discussion concerning a new gas station. During a previous meeting, commissioners held a work session where they meticulously discussed the idiosyncrasies of a gas station site plan submitted by Murphy Oil USA, Inc.

The Greenville Public Schools Board of Education interviewed Ronald Wilson and Daniel Remenap on Wednesday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville Board of Education begins interviews for superintendent

On Wednesday, as the eye of the sun sank below the horizon, a battle commenced deep in the heart of the Greenville Public Schools Central Services Building. The Battle of the Five.

The Chosen Women, a subsidiary of The Chosen Ones motorcycle club, sort out school supplies to fill the 240 backpacks the club will distribute on Sunday at Baldwin Heights Elementary School. — Courtesy photo

The Chosen Ones biker club give away backpacks

They are The Chosen Ones, a biker club of burly, bearded bears of men who roar around the streets on high-powered Harleys looking for any kind of trouble they can find. If trouble is defined as giving away school supplies to local children who need a helping hand.

Marcus Fairfield, a sergeant with the Michigan National Guard 1073rd unit in Greenville, was paralyzed in a car accident last spring. A benefit for him, his girlfriend and their unborn baby will take place Friday at the Greenville Armory. — Courtesy photo

Benefit set for 1073rd sergeant who was paralyzed after accident

A benefit is scheduled for Friday for a National Guard sergeant who broke his neck and was left a quadriplegic after a rollover accident in Montcalm County last spring.

During Tuesday's meeting of the Greenville City Council, the council voted to give tax abatements to Huntington Foam Inc. equaling $23,102. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville grants tax abatement to Huntington Foam

One of the best signs for a small city in a slowly recovering economy is expanding businesses.

Greenville is in the midst of a number of expanding or developing businesses. Most recently, Huntington Foam Inc. officials asked the city for a tax abatement in order to help cushion the cost of significant building improvements as well as the purchasing of new equipment.

Shiloh Community Church Lead Pastor Shane Prewitt is excited to start a new church service on Sept. 20 at the Greenville Area Community Center. — Courtesy photo

Shiloh Community Church to start new contemporary service in Greenville

For those seeking a “modern” way to worship, there will be a new church service starting this month. Shiloh Community Church in Orleans is starting up a new contemporary church service at the Greenville Area Community Center.

Dicastal North America is ramping up to start getting into production. The company requested an amendment to a Community Development Block Grant grant, which the Greenville City Council approved on Tuesday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville OKs Dicastal grant amendment request

Dicastal North America is gearing up for production, but before they really take off they need some cash. About $5 million, to be exact.

During a special meeting on Monday, the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education, along with Michigan Leadership Institute (MLI) West Central Michigan Regional President Scott Crosby, decided on five applicants to call for interviews for the superintendent position at the school. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Candidates announced for Greenville superintendent interviews

Right now there is calm, but come next week a showdown will begin right in the heart of Greenville’s educational system. During a special meeting of the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education on Monday, a handful of educational Goliaths were chosen to fight for the title of “Super.” The board deliberated in closed session for more than two hours to choose the five most qualified candidates to step into the vacant superintendent position in the school district.

The new board of directors at the Greenville Senior Center is ready to rock, and not on the front porch. New programs and a determination to make the center relevant to modern seniors are informing recent changes there. Pictured are, from left, Marta Lores, treasurer; Pat Lovell, vice president; Margaret Durga, secretary; Jack Stein, trustee; Diana Farran, director; and Louis Durga, president. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Not your grandma’s senior center: Greenville group stays active

As Bob Dylan, even at his current age of 74, might put it, “The times they are a’changing.” Nowhere is that more evident in recent months than the Greenville Area Senior Center.