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Longtime Ferris Township supervisor resigns

After serving on the Ferris Township Board for an estimated 30 years, the supervisor has resigned. “It has become necessary for me to resign my position as supervisor of Ferris Township effective upon the appointment of a successor or May 1, whichever occurs first. It has been an honor,” Brian Stratton wrote in his resignation letter, which he submitted to the board last Thursday.

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Daily News winter sports ‘Spark Plug’ Players of the Year

We’ve had our Daily News All-Area award winners, and now we recognize those players who might not fill up the stats book, but their team may not be as successful or enjoy the sport as much without them.

Peter Januzelli, an entrepreneurship and fashion and design student at Central Michigan University, works on a sewing machine to create a clothing line which will be showcased at CMU’s Threads Fashion Show on April 22. — Courtesy photo/Binge Yan

Greenville graduate pursuing career in fashion design

Peter Januzelli knew he wanted to do something different between his sophomore and junior year at Central Michigan University.

“All it took was one summer of not liking what I was doing to snap me out of it,” the Greenville High School graduate said.

New Danish Festival Executive Director Kristin Jensen works from her office Tuesday in Greenville during her first week on the job since the retirement of former executive director, Pam Jorae. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville native hired as new executive director of Danish Festival

Growing up, Kristin Jensen recalls being fortunate enough to have family who lived downtown, specifically on Cass Street.

It was there she and her family would spend the third Saturday of every August, sitting curbside at the residence of her aunt and uncle, looking westward with anticipation.

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Secretly recorded conversations and letter shed light on Greenville police chief case

Secretly recorded conversations between Greenville’s police chief and city manager show the city manager didn’t expect a prosecutor to bring forth health care fraud charges against the police chief.

The Daily News obtained the audio recordings involving former Greenville Department of Public Safety Director Mark Reiss and current Greenville City Manager George Bosanic via a Freedom Of Information Act request to the Michigan State Police.

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IN BRIEF: Otisco Township Board approves gravel services

Laying gravel on roads can be a dirty job — but someone has got to do it.
During a regular meeting of the Otisco Township Board of Trustees Tuesday evening, the board approved gravel laying services from Carrick Trucking/Shafer & Wolthuis for $10.23 per yard of gravel on 7,250 yards of gravel roads.

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IN BRIEF: Greenville leases property to local farmer

The Greenville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to approve a lease agreement on city property for a local farmer.

According to City Manager George Bosanic, city resident Jed Welder requested to lease 22 acres of vacant, city-owned property on Backus Road for the purpose of tilling, planting and harvesting crops.

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IN BRIEF: Longtime Ferris Township supervisor resigns

During a special meeting Tuesday evening, the Ferris Township Board accepted the resignation of longtime Supervisor Brian Stratton.

The township received Stratton’s letter last Thursday.

Coach Eric Nichols, far left, and his Greenville girls basketball team fought through several setbacks this fall but still managed to be in their league title contention and post a 14-7 overall record. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Greenville girls basketball team fights through a season full of setbacks

Eric Nichols and his Greenville girls basketball team saw a season of high expectations turn into a series of setbacks.

Despite not meeting their season goals, the Yellow Jackets showed true grit in weathering more challenges than they expected, said Nichols, who wrapped up his sixth season with Greenville with a 14-7 record.

After overseeing the past 13 Danish Festivals in Greenville, Pam Jorae is retiring as executive director. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Danish Festival’s executive director retiring after 13 years

After overseeing more than a decade of Danish Festivals, Pam Jorae is retiring as executive director. Jorae, 71, has been at the helm of 13 consecutive festivals, a part-time job that involves accounting, tax returns, booklet creation, set-up and tear-down of the event and more. She says now it is time to step away.