The Greenville Public Schools Board of Education voted on a package of bids for the bond project Monday night. Fifteen of 17 bids were approved by the board for the project. The bidding process is now 70 percent complete. Two of the bids, synthetic turf and telecommunications still have some “quirks” that need to be worked out.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has taken over the investigation of an armed bank robbery in Greenville, but they don’t have much to go on.
Greenville Department of Public Safety (GDPS) Director Mike Stuck said a man walked into Huntington Bank downtown just after 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday and showed a gun to tellers before making off with an undisclosed amount of money. The man left the scene on foot, cutting through an alley and running into the residential neighborhood east of the downtown area before police lost sight of him.
A Crystal businessman is alleging Crystal Township has been blocking his plans for years to develop a campground so the government can use his land to expand a park. Gerrit Bakker of Lakeside Resort filed a lawsuit in 8th Judicial Circuit Court in Stanton on Nov. 1 seeking more than $150,000 in damages and the right to develop the Sunset Beach Campground on North Shore Drive on the east shore of Crystal Lake.
The Greenville Department of Public Safety is investigating a minor pedestrian vs. car accident after receiving somewhat conflicting stories. Timothy Root of Greenville saw a young girl get hit by a vehicle driving west on Orange Street near Barry Street at about 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
The owner of a condemned house and farm in Richland Township pleaded guilty Tuesday to occupying the property. Donald Beach was charged with occupying a condemned dwelling in violation of state code.
A bank robbery in downtown Greenville on Wednesday morning had ripples across the area, especially in schools. All Greenville Public Schools buildings went into a “code yellow” lockdown situation minutes after the robbery was reported at 10:35 a.m. About a half-hour later, the Greenville Department of Public Safety advised school officials to upgrade to a “code red” lockdown about a half hour after the robbery.
The Montcalm Township Board approved hiring janitorial staff Wednesday evening for general cleaning at the township hall and to clean the floors. Supervisor Michael Adams received bids from many local companies to continue general cleaning at the hall. The board voted to hire Bunnell’s Cleaning at a cost not to exceed $120 a month.
One of the most well-known names in books is taking over Montcalm Community College’s on-campus bookstore. The store will become a Barnes & Noble beginning Dec. 1 under a five-year agreement the college’s Board of Trustees approved on Tuesday evening.
Two incumbents and one newcomer were voted onto the Carson City Council on Tuesday. Incumbent Thomas J. McCrackin, 53, earned the most votes with 101 while fellow incumbent Starr Miller, 79, finished third with 61. Newcomer Pamela Pelz finished second with 68 votes.
A newcomer received the most votes Tuesday in the Stanton City Commission election. Karl Yoder was elected to the board with 88 votes, or 24 percent of the vote. He will replace Bonnie Timiney, who didn’t run for re-election.