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Greenville City Manager George Bosanic discusses some of the budgeted funds in Greenville’s budget for fiscal year 2015-2016 while Mayor John Hoppough listens. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville City Council approves 2015-2016 fiscal year budget

It’s that time of year when municipalities start to feel the crunch … the crunch of numbers. During Tuesday night’s meeting, the Greenville City Council put the final crunch on its numbers by approving the city budget for fiscal year 2015-2016. And it’s looking pretty good.

Greenville Department of Public Safety Sgt. Brian Blomstrom

Greenville sergeant reappointed to Michigan Fire Fighters Training Council

When it comes to firefighter training, Michigan residents want the best. So it came as no surprise when one of Greenville’s own was appointed to oversee state firefighter training guidelines.

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JUST IN: Greenville City Council accepts budget, talks FOIA

GREENVILLE — It was all about balance during the Tuesday meeting of the Greenville City Council. During the meeting, the council voted to approved the City of Greenville Annual Budget for the Fiscal Year of 2015-2016. The council also voted to approve the year-end budget adjustments for the fiscal year of 2014-2015. In addition, the [...]

During the weekend, the Old Cemetery Section of Forest Home Cemetery was the site of a restoring and preservation project headed by the Friends of Forest Home Cemetery. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Crew revitalizes section at Greenville’s Forest Home Cemetery

They are a place of peace and solace. Oftentimes they are a place of sorrow for loss and sometimes of joy for memory. Sometimes they are eerie but most times they are nostalgia defined. They are cemeteries. If nothing else, they are places of history.

Miss Danish Festival 2014 Lauren Walsh welcomed admirers and well-wishers at a Miss Michigan send-off party, prior to leaving for a week-long Miss Michigan competition in Muskegon. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Greenville woman competing in Miss Michigan pageant

Lauren Walsh was no stranger to the stage when she competed in the Miss Danish Festival pageant last August. She was, however, new to the world of pageants, with that contest being her only pageant. Winning that title has permitted Walsh, 18, a recent Greenville High School graduate, the privilege of competing in the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant.

Montcalm Township firefighter Jordan Brygal and Fire Chief Clif Dickinson prepare for a training session with a helicopter crew from Aero Med Spectrum Health. The helicopter arrived at the township hall Thursday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Montcalm County firefighters train with Spectrum Aero Med

It’s called the “Golden Hour” … the hour between life and death. First responders and medical crews live by it. It refers to the time they have to get a victim of massive, life-threatening trauma from a catastrophic scene to the hospital.

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JUST IN: Full agenda for Montcalm Township Board

MONTCALM TOWNSHIP — The Montcalm Township Board had a full load during its Wednesday night meeting. Along with their regular reports and duties, the board approved six new business items and heard a presentation. During the evening, the board approved a motion to support the Montcalm Conservation District in the amount of $500, appointed a [...]

After starting their cross-country cycling trip in Boston on May 20, Norwegians Roar Walmness, Ole Christian and Per Walmness found themselves recharging at the Green Harp in Greenville on Tuesday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Norwegian cycling trio makes Greenville stop on cross-country trip

Walking the streets of Greenville, one never knows what’s waiting around the corner at any given moment. Take Tuesday afternoon, for instance, when three Norwegian cyclists rolled into the city looking for a “healthy place to eat.”

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Greenville school board accepts superintendent’s resignation

Accepting the resignation of Greenville Public Schools Superintendent Pete Haines was met with mixed emotions on Monday night.

“I move that we accept, with gladness for his opportunity in his career but sadness in ours, the resignation of Superintendent Haines at a date to be mutually decided between both parties,” Board of Education Vice President Norice Rasmussen said.

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Construction class builds bench for Greenville Department of Public Safety

Greenville Department of Public Safety officials swarmed on the Greenville High School wood shop on the last day of school. They were there to pick up their newly minted work bench.