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Old lettering on the south side of the three-story building that houses Bold Statement Tattoos & Piercing Emporium at 332 S. Lafayette St. (M-91) in Greenville will soon be refurbished to look as it did when “Fargo & Belknap” could clearly be read, pending approval of facade grant funding through the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (Daily News | Cory Smith)

Greenville Downtown Development Authority approves contract with grant admin

When Bruce Johnston first arrived in the Danish Festival City, he spent an afternoon downtown and walked away with a new impression of the community.

“I had lunch at Flo’s, a beer in the evening at the Winter Inn and stayed overnight. That was a good day,” he recalled.
Johnston was in Greenville to evaluate six properties whose owners are pursuing facade grants, and as his day wrapped up and he absorbed the atmosphere, he became eager to assist in further beautifying the historic buildings.

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Funeral Notices for July 15, 2016

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JUST IN: No one injured in Greenville rollover accident

It looked serious to bystanders Thursday afternoon, but fortunately, no one was seriously injured in a two-car accident that resulted in one car rolling over.

Dr. Brijender Singh Panwar, a visiting educator, gives a presentation Tuesday to the Montcalm Community College Board of Trustees about his quest to bring the U.S. community college model to India in order to make higher education more accessible for students. (Daily News | Emilee Nielsen)

Doctor from India researches Montcalm Community College to improve his country’s educational system

Montcalm Community College (MCC) has a special guest this summer. Dr. Brijender Singh Panwar, one of the founders of M.S. Panwar Community and Technical College in Solan, Shimla Hills, India, is visiting the college, and the Montcalm County area, for the summer.

MCC President Bob Ferrentino met with Panwar last year and “talked about his work coming from India to the states to build his understanding of what a community college does and how it works in the states.”

The question of a new addition to the Otisco Township Hall was hotly debated during Tuesday evening’s meeting of the township board. (Daily News | Emilee Nielsen)

Board and citizens debate proposed addition to Otisco Township Hall

Discussions became heated over a construction issue among Otisco Township Board members during Tuesday evening’s meeting.

There is unrest on the board due to a proposed addition for the township hall, and it doesn’t stop there. Some citizens are unhappy with the idea of an addition as well.

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Funeral Notices for July 14, 2016

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Dan Thompson Sr. uses his cane to push down his recyclables into a dumpster at Montcalm Township Hall on Wednesday night as his wife Rita watches. The Thompsons are among many who are disappointed to see the free 24/7 recycling site shut down due to years of garbage and recycling abuse. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

IN BRIEF: Montcalm Township Board votes to shut down recycling site

The Montcalm Township Board reluctantly voted tonight to shut down its free 24/7 recycling site after years of garbage and recycling abuse.

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Greenville schools discuss standardized testing uncertainty

The results of the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) have yet to be released, but that has not stopped Greenville Public Schools teachers from discussing their student’s successes and futures.

According to Lakeview Middle School teacher Dean Gilbert, students like Isabelle Dillon, left, were anxious to speak with WWII veterans during a recent trip to Lansing. (Courtesy photos)

Lakeview students honor WWII veterans by creating ‘video card’

Washington, D.C., is a city filled with memorials to this country’s heroes, the men and women of the armed services who fought, and sometimes died, to protect our freedoms. Yet, too often those who served — particularly in World War II and Korea — never get to see these memorials in person. Time, circumstance and finances get in the way.

That’s why the Honor Flight Network was formed. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to honoring all American veterans by transporting them to Washington, D.C. where they may visit the various memorials there. The organization gives top priority to older veterans and those who may be terminally ill.

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Funeral Notices for July 13, 2016

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