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John VerPlank, a civil engineer and project manager with Prein & Newhof of Grand Rapids, left, goes over detailed mapping of Greenville’s sanitary and stormwater systems Thursday as Greenville City Manager George Bosanic, center, and James Hegarty, a civil engineer and grants specialist with Prein & Newhof, listen. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Work continues on city’s sanitary and wastewater asset management plan

Within this city exist an intricate and complex labyrinth of pipes, dwelling beneath the surface and invisible to the naked eye. Stretching from corner to corner, the system is comprised of clay, concrete and PVC, aging in areas from just a few months to 80 years, carrying the contents of the community’s sanitary sewer and stormwater systems largely without notice.

Members of the Montcalm County Brownfield Authority discuss Wednesday the details of a brownfield grant proposal submitted by Davide and Dan Uccello seeking $140,000 over 25 years through tax increment financing (TIF) funding for their Greenville business, Flo’s Pizzeria Ristorante & Sports Bar. — Daily News/Cory Smit

Flo’s brownfield grant proposal nears completion after vote of confidence from Brownfield Authority

The saga of a long-pursued brownfield grant for Flo’s Pizzeria Ristorante & Sports Bar is nearing its conclusion. During a special meeting of the Montcalm County Brownfield Authority on Wednesday, members voted unanimously to approve a resolution to recommend approval of the plan for the property at 107 S. Lafayette St. in Greenville, submitted by restaurant owners Davide and Dan Uccello, to the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners.


Funeral Notices for Feb. 17, 2017

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Greenville police ask for help in finding indecent exposure suspect

The Greenville Department of Public Safety is asking for public assistance after receiving multiple complaints involving recent incidents of indecent exposure.

According to Interim Director of Public Safety Dennis Magirl, the department fielded two complaints in January and several more complaints last year about an individual who has been exposing himself in the parking lots of Meijer, Wal-Mart, Kmart and the Wesco gas station in Greenville.

New Stanton Mayor Ken Burris, at left, welcomes new City Manager Elizabeth Pynaert after city commissioners unanimously voted to hire Pynaert full-time during Tuesday night’s Stanton City Commission meeting. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Stanton hires new city manager; mayor resigns, blames new mayor

In the last five months, this city lost its manager, searched for a manager with Lakeview, cut ties with Lakeview, appointed an acting city manager and began advertising for a permanent manager. The “convoluted process,” as Stanton City Commissioner Karl Yoder called it, came to a close Tuesday night when the Stanton City Commission unanimously voted to offer acting City Manager Elizabeth Pynaert the full-time city manager job with a one-year contract.

Greenville-owned free parking lots have become a point of contention in winter months, as downtown residents with designated areas have observed their designated overnight parking spots being taken as more evening activity occurs in the city’s downtown district. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville to address overnight parking problems

To ticket or not to ticket? In regards to overnight parking in city parking lots, that has become the question.


Funeral Notices for Feb. 16, 2017

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UPDATE: Victim identified after Tuesday’s fatal crash

The man killed in Tuesday’s two-vehicle head-on crash has been identified as Lee Michael Pattison, 40, of Greenville.


Greenville schools focusing on strategy

Strategic planning was the talk of Monday evening at the Greenville Public School Board of Education meeting.

Superintendent Linda Van Houten talked to the board about the strategic plan for the school district.

The referee pounds the mat to signal a pin for Tri County’s Jake Britton, top, against Kelloggsville’s Roy Flores in the 135-pound match during the Division 3 team regionals in Belding Wednesday. The Vikings eventually lost 33-28. Whitehall earned the regioal title with a 57-24 win over Kelloggsville. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Tri County’s hard effort falls short in state regionals against Kelloggsville

It was a series of near misses, but in the end, Kelloggsville bested Tri County in the first round of the Divison 3 wrestling regionals 39-31 Wednesday.