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Greenville Mayor John Hoppough, left, and Mayor Pro Tem Frances Schuleit, right, speak on the subject of the 2016-2017 Items for Accomplishment list during Tuesday evening’s Greenville City Council meeting.

Greenville City Council sets goals

Looking to next year, the Greenville City Council outlined a list of items they would like to place more focus on. During Tuesday’s meeting, council members unanimously approved an Items for Accomplishment (IFA) list for fiscal year 2016-2017.

Applauding veterans during a Vietnam veteran commemoration ceremony Wednesday at Central Michigan University are, from left, First Lt. Michael Miller, U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar, Major Gen. James Jackson and Brigadier Gen. Michael Stone.

Vietnam veterans honored as part of national effort

Tom Porter was drafted into U.S. military service in 1965. He went through officer candidate school and was trained in the artillery before serving as a military policeman at Fort Gordon, Georgia, while many of his classmates were sent to Vietnam. One was killed in action in 1967. Two more remain missing in action to this day.


Funeral Notices for May 7, 2016

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John Donnelly, 19, of Edmore, was among the first students in the early college program, which started three years ago at Montcalm Community College. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

MCC graduation to include Early College students

Not every student walking across the stage at tonight’s Montcalm Community College commencement is a typical student. Thirteen early college students will be moving toward their next stage in life. John Donnelly, 19, a Montabella High School senior, is one such student.

Forest Hills Northern’s Bryce Fraser, left, touches home plate with the game winning run after a double by Quinton O’Connor to defeat Greenville 3-2 in extra innings on Thursday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

FH Northern tops Greenville with walk-off in 9th

Both the Greenville Yellow Jackets and Forest Hills Northern Huskies deserved to win. The Huskies though, took advantage of a couple of Greenville mistakes to pull out a 3-2 walk-off win on a ninth inning double by Quinton O’Connor in an O-K Bronze game on Thursday. Northern coach John Dolce said it was a great high school baseball game.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, May 5

Kelloggsville 12, Tri County 2: The Vikings struggled on the road in a non-conference game on Thursday. Kelloggsville jumped out to an 8-2 lead after two innings and needed just six to finish the win. Jacob Sickelsteel took the loss. Justin Thurston pitched four innings and allowed one run on three hits…

A cyclist rides along the “boardwalk” section of the Fred Meijer Flat River Trial in Greenville on Tuesday evening, where powder coating has peeled away from the galvanized pipe railing. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville trail boardwalk to receive new railings

Once celebrated as one of the most innovative sections of the Fred Meijer Flat River Trail, time has finally caught up with the “boardwalk.”

At a quarter-mile in length, the stretch of trail that begins at Tower Park, wraps around Greenville Tool & Die, and concludes at M-91, is in need of cosmetic upgrades.

Workers with the Greenville Department of Public Services spent all Wednesday working to correct a sewer line leak on M-91, resulting in inorganic chemicals from nearby Culligan Water Systems leaking into the Flat River. — Daily News/Cory Smith

UPDATE: M-91 reopens after sewer line leak into Flat River

A sewer line leak into the city’s stormwater system, resulting in a chemical substance entering the Flat River, resulted in a temporary closing of S. Lafayette Street (M-91) Wednesday and Thursday.

Workers with the Greenville Public Services Department began work at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday to investigate a sewer line that was leaking potassium permanganate, an inorganic chemical compound used to treat waste water, from Culligan Water Systems.

Greenville tight end Keegan Cossou goes up for a touchdown catch during a preseason 7-on-7 passing camp at Legacy Field last July. - Sports Pro Images/Jamie McNinch

Greenville’s Cossou commits to Central Michigan

Keegan Cossou had plenty of options to choose from. A 3-star tight end (according to Rivals) from Greenville, Cossou chose to commit to Central Michigan University (CMU) over six other Division I football scholarship offers. He committed to the Chippewas during the program’s spring game, won by the Gold 21-7, on April 16. Cossou, who has since added Big Ten offers from Nebraska and Minnesota, choose Central Michigan for a few reasons.


Funeral Notices for May 6, 2016

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