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Degage expands hours to combat cold weather

Degage expands hours to combat cold weather

To meet the needs of our city’s homeless population, Dégagé Ministries has expanded their hours. Identifying a gap in the community, local social service and municipal agencies have struggled to know where to direct our city’s homeless population during the afternoon hours so they can “warm up” and get off the street. Dégagé was grateful to answer the call and recently expanded its Dining Room services by 5 ½ hours each afternoon. It is now open seven days a week from 7:00 am-8:00 pm. Men and women staying in local missions must leave their facilities by 7:00 am and often have no place to go during these hours.  

Greenville Community Center Indoor Flea Market

Saturday, January 28 & Saturday, February 25 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
There will be a HUGE variety of items for sale! Tools! DVD’s! Books & Movies! Crafts, hats, toys, and MUCH, MUCH MORE!  New & used.
Spaces are 8’ x 3’ tables! Rent a table and sell your things! Tables only $8 each! You may reserve NOW for these limited spaces! Vendors may arrive at 8:00 a.m. to set-up!
Crafters/vendors reserve a table for only $8 each. Reservations are first come first serve. Paid reservations only. *Note* Exact table location is subject to change based on needs of the community center.

For more information, please call the Greenville Community Center at (616) 754-9163.

Greenville reinstates some bus routes

GREENVILLE, Mich. (THE DAILY NEWS) - Lower than anticipated spending this fall is allowing Greenville Public Schools to reinstate some bus routes in the city for at least the coldest months.

Superintendent Pete Haines said the district is running significantly below its projected fuel budget, allowing buses to transport some students who had to walk to and from school beginning this fall.

The area that is being targeted is the east side of Lafayette Street to Flat River and north of Fairplains Street to Water Street, Transportation Director Joe Knight said.

"Our goal is to restore school bus service for this neighborhood to the high school, middle school and Cedar Crest Elementary at least through the hardest winter months," he said.

Knight sent letters to families that will be eligible for the new bus routes to explain where the stops will be.

Greenville stays unbeaten, beats Byron Center, 67-58

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Greenville shot 58 percent during the second Wednesday night to help the Yellowjackets improve to 5-0 on the young season, as well as hold off Byron Center, 67-58 in the Cornerstone Holiday Tournament.

Greenville will next Face Forest Hills Central (4-1) in the Gold Division championship game Friday night at 7:30 p.m.

FH Central beats FH Eastern, 59-49

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Forest Hills Central used a 12-0 fourth quarter run Wednesday night to beat rival Forest Hills Eastern, 59-49 in the Cornerstone Holiday Tournament.

Forest Hills Central (3-1) will meet unbeaten Greenville in Friday's Gold Division title game after the Yellow Jackets (5-0) beat undermanned Byron Center 67-58 win.

Antique Estate Auction

Antique Estate Auction

Join this Antique Estate Auction by the Merrit Auction Service on Saturday, January 7, 2012 @ 9:30am taking place at the Greenville Community Center.

This is the 2nd of 3 (maybe 4) auctions because there are so many great items! This 55 year of one owner collection auction will have articles like, antique pottery that includes Roseville, Hull, Niloak, Weller, McCoy & more, 100+ of glassware items, 200+ Oriental pieces, 15+ reverse paintings on glass, antique furniture, antique jewelry & more.

Directions: North of Grand Rapids MI, North 16 miles on M-131 to Exit 101 (Greenville/Sparta M-57), East on M-57 17 miles to Kent Rd, North 500ft to auction.

Historic Greenville building burns

GREENVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) - Several fire departments responded to business fire in downtown Greenville.

Around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, a public safety officer noticed smoke coming from the AAA offices, located in the 200-block of South Main, which is also known as Lafayette Street.

The insurance office is located in a historical, three-story building. Crews believe the smoke originated in the basement.

Fire crews evacuated two people from a neighboring building as a precaution. No one was hurt. South Main Street is closed while crews are on the scene.