Cory Smith

Sheridan Community Hospital family physician Monica Steury speaks about her own experiences working at Sheridan Community Hospital during a town hall meeting at the Sheridan Community Center on Thursday. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Practices in Stanton end as Sheridan Community Hospital refocuses

Amid ongoing rumors and speculation in this small town, Sheridan Community Hospital Administrator Randy Flechsig got right to the point. He was defiant in his attempt Thursday evening to reassure an audience of more than 80 people, all of whom had questions or concerns about doctors leaving or the hospital closing.

“We’re not going away,” Flechsig declared. “We’re going to be different, we’re going to retool and that’s going to happen on an ongoing basis. But we’re not going away.”

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.


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.

Montcalm County Commissioners listen as Montcalm County Animal Control Director Angela Hollinshead presents a reduced 2016-2017 fiscal year budget during Monday’s Finance and Personnel Committee meeting in Stanton. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Cuts, new fees and increases part of plan for Animal Control

In an effort to quell the looming $1.5 million budget deficit that is facing Montcalm County, every department head within the county is working to reach a solution. During Monday morning’s Finance and Personnel Committee meeting, Montcalm County Animal Control Director Angela Hollinshead presented a reduced 2016-2017 fiscal year budget at the request of the county commissioners.


JUST IN: Pierson man killed in Monday evening two-car accident

A Pierson man was killed late Monday evening when his vehicle was struck in a two-car collision.


IN BRIEF: Carson City-Crystal School Board re-votes, approves bus purchase again

Members of the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Board of Education voted Monday evening on the same resolution for the second time in two months.


IN BRIEF: County Commissioners recommend budget request for Heath and Human services

Montcalm County Commissioners voted Monday morning to recommend a funding request for the Ionia Montcalm District Department of Health and Human Services.


Off-duty firefighter’s truck struck at scene of accident

An alleged drunken driver struck a firefighter’s pickup truck early Thursday morning as emergency personnel were attending to a crash that had happened about an hour earlier.

At approximately 1:06 a.m., officials were dispatched to a two-car accident at the intersection of 14 Mile (M-57) and Wabasis roads.

Camper Oberon Keck, 7, left, laughs as he paddles a canoe on Baldwin Lake on Wednesday with camp counselor Brad Bowser. (Daily News | Cory Smith)

Fundraiser to benefit Greenville Optimist Camp Wah Wah Tay See

Standing on the northern shore of Baldwin Lake, Bob Hemmingsen couldn’t contain his excitement as he glanced out at many smiling faces.

The director of Greenville Optimist Camp Wah Wah Tay See was overseeing fishing and boating activities Wednesday morning, and the participating campers weren’t shy.

Sweepstakes Showmanship Champion Heather Fishburn, 17, of North Central 4-H Club, poses with her sheep, Jack, after winning the sweepstakes competition Saturday at the Montcalm County 4-H Fairgrounds. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Vestaburg teen defends title, repeats as sweepstakes showmanship champion

Being declared a showmanship champion stands as one of the highest honors in 4-H, and for Heather Fishburn, victory now tastes twice as sweet. On Saturday morning, 11 4-H’ers, each of them a showmanship champion for a separate animal class, walked into the livestock arena at the Montcalm County 4-H Fairgrounds with a goal to come out on top amongst their peers.