In the coming months, the City of Greenfield's Police and Fire Commission will be rather busy.
Police Chief Frank Springob and Fire Chief Russ Spahn made sure of that by announcing they'd both be retiring in June. Springob, who has been with the police department for more than 46 years, told Patch on Monday he'd be retiring June 30. Spahn, who has been with the city both in its Division of Public Works and fire department, had his news posted on Facebook on Thursday.
Springob's department was particularly busy last week. One armed robber held up the Credit Union Service Center on Friday and another held up two gas stations with a knife before being apprehended shortly after his second attempt.
The police department also received help when a Greenfield resident chased down a would-be purse-snatcher and tackled him to the ground.
In school news, the Greenfield School Board debated filling an assistant superintendent opening shortly after recently elected board members Bruce Bailey and Pam Sierzchulski took their oaths of office, and the Whitnall School Board swore in its new members and approved its fee schedule, among other business.
We took a final look at Solid Gold McDonald's and asked readers to share their favorite memories from the former Greenfield landmark
Greenfield Patch also checked in on The Scrapbook Store, a popular hobby hotspot for scrapbooking enthusiasts.
Stay tuned for what surely will be another great week on Greenfield Patch.