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Greenville rejects Eureka Township lawsuit settlement

After a closed session discussion Tuesday, the Greenville City Council voted to reject Eureka Township’s settlement offer and to move forward with negotiations regarding a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit.


Funeral Notices – Aug. 22, 2013

Read the funeral notices for Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.


Greenville sidewalks to be replaced

Some sidewalks throughout Greenville that have been upheaved by tree roots will be replaced to smooth them out.


Vestaburg flagged as a ‘priority school’ for low achievements

This is not how Superintendent Jeff Beal wanted to start the upcoming school year. Vestaburg High School has been named a priority school by the Michigan Department of Education, meaning the school is in the bottom 5 percent of schools in the state. Priority schools were previously known as persistently lowest achieving schools by the state, but the label has been changed to “priority.”

One ring to find him: Jean Chaney, now living in Harlingen, Texas, hopes a class ring will lead her to a boy she knew during summer camp in 1974. She only knew him as “Scott.”

Texas woman’s search for class ring’s owner spans decades

The initials on the inside band of the class ring are S.L.B. They stand for Scott … somebody. Jean Chaney can’t remember. The years between then (1974) and now have been long and eventful, and things which might have been remembered have somehow been forgotten. But even after four decades, Jean remembers Scott.

Greenville’s Ryan Loiselle, front, leads the start of a distance run during the spring track season. Loiselle is a senior captain for the Yellow Jackets cross country team this fall.

GHS boys return seven XC runners

The Greenville Yellow Jackets boys cross country team is less than one week from the start of the season. The Yellow Jackets begin on Aug. 27 at the Early Bird Invitational hosted by Chippewa Hills.

Alisha Gatchel of Greenville, center, won Miss Spirit of the State’s Outstanding Teen this year. She is pictured with Miss Spirit of the State Lauren Brown, left, and Miss Spirit of the State’s Outstanding Teen Kyleigh Smith. — Courtesy photo

Greenville teen named Miss Spirit of the State Outstanding Teen

Alisha Gatchel has been involved — and won — local scholarship pageants such as the Young Miss Danish Festival Scholarship pageant and the Miss Heartland Outstanding Teen pageant. The Greenville 16-year-old now has one more to add to her resume. She was crowned Miss Spirit of the State Outstanding Teen earlier this month.


Funeral Notices — Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Funeral notices for Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013

Junior Amanda Kerschen drives the ball during a tournament last year at The Links at Bowen Lake.

Yellow Jackets ready to begin girls golf season

The Greenville High School girls varsity golf team has been one of the most consistent and successful teams in the state for more than 10 years. The Yellow Jackets routinely win league titles, advance in the state tournament, place in the top 10 at the state finals and earn multiple individual honors on the golf course.

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Volunteers remove remains of Whites Covered Bridge from the Flat River

Alma resident Howard Larsen could recall several memories of various trips he made in crossing the original Whites Covered Bridge, be it by car or on foot, before the bridge burned and collapsed into the Flat River on July 7. Larsen said he was heartbroken when he first heard of the bridge’s destruction, which was officially declared a crime of arson.