Montcalm County clerk’s and prosecutor’s offices have new faces


By Elisabeth Waldon • Last Updated 12:16 pm on Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Nan Hagerman

Matt Nave

Candis Almas

STANTON — Two new faces are working for Montcalm County, and a third has been promoted.

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners recently approved new hires in the clerk’s office and the prosecutor’s office in Stanton.

Office Assistant Nora Edwards of Sheridan left her position in the clerk’s office become a trainer for Judicial Information System software in the State Court Administrator’s Office. Edwards had worked in the clerk’s office for 10 years.

Clerk Kristen Millard hired Candis Almas of Greenville to fill the position. Almas will work 32 hours per week in her new position.

Almas, a graduate of Greenville High School, previously worked as a legal secretary for Miel & Carr in Stanton for six years. She believes she will bring legal expertise to the clerk’s office, thanks to her previous experience at Miel & Carr.

As a result of hiring Almas, Millard was able to promote part-time election assistant Nan Hagerman of Crystal to a full-time position as office assistant. Hagerman has worked for the clerk’s office for 12 years.

Assistant Prosecutor Rick DuBridge left his position in the prosecutor’s office to take a job for a law firm in Mount Pleasant. Prosecutor Andrea Krause hired Matt Nave to fill the position.

Nave of Howard City previously was a self-employed attorney. He completed an internship with the prosecutor’s office several years ago and was glad to return for an official job. Nave graduated from Cornerstone University and Cooley Law School. He and his wife have three children, ages 9, 8 and 3.

Nave will specialize in handling abuse and neglect cases for the prosecutor’s office.

“It’s a positive thing in the community to be able to assist families in that area,” he noted.

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