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Montcalm County wage talks continue

A sub-committee of Montcalm County’s Finance & Personnel committee met this week to discuss whether to conduct a wage study of elected county officials — a debate that’s been simmering since last summer. Montcalm County Controller-Administrator Chris Hyzer chaired the Feb. 9 meeting alongside Board of Commissioners Chairman Patrick Q. Carr of Lakeview, Commissioner Betty Kellenberger of Carson City and Commissioner Ron Retzloff of Crystal.

Kelly Sherman is pictured with her eldest daughter, Chloe, age 10. Kelly and her husband Michael also have a 3-year-old daughter, Cooper. — Courtesy photo

Carson City woman is fighting stage 4 cancer

The last few years have been tough for the Sherman family of Carson City. Kelly Sherman was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in 2013. She fought it and believed she had won.

The former Bloomer Township Hall is located on Sherman Street in downtown Carson City. — File photo

Bloomer Township Board votes to rebid sale of old township hall

The sale of the old Bloomer Township Hall has stalled for another month.
The township board late last year put the historic Sherman Street building up for bid and received two — Seven Sisters Quilt Shop bid $40,150 and the Carson City American Legion Post 380 bid $25,000.

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Washington Club preparing for 150th annual gathering

The Washington Club began in 1866, when John and Eliza Ashley of Grattan Township invited several other couples to celebrate the birth of America’s premiere founding father.

The Ashleys would likely be surprised and pleased to learn the club is going strong 150 years later.

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Sparrow Health System acquires Carson Health

Sparrows are one of the most ubiquitous and versatile birds in the world.

Lansing-based Sparrow Health System is on a similar path of recognition in mid-Michigan.

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JUST IN: Sheridan woman dies from gunshot wound to the head

A Sheridan woman has died one day after she sustained a possibly self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Montcalm County sheriff’s officers responded to a report of a shooting on Huck Drive near County Farm Road at 9:45 p.m. Monday.

Local businesses, such as Parker-Arntz Heating & Plumbing in Greenville, are hoping the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners will create a property assessed clean energy (PACE) district to help them take advantage of Michigan’s Public Act 270 of 2010. — File photo

PACE district proposal stalls amid questions from county commissioners

A proposal to create a clean energy district in Montcalm County stalled Monday when county commissioners couldn’t find anyone to answer their questions. In December, the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners voted to obtain public comment about contracting with Lean & Green Michigan to create a property assessed clean energy (PACE) district within the county.

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Greenville man dies after vehicle strikes bicycle

A Greenville man has died after he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle.

Charles Bliss, 32, of Cedar Springs, was driving a 2008 Buick Enclave northbound on Montcalm Avenue (West County Line Road) on Jan. 16, when the vehicle collided with Jackie Remmele Jr., 37, of Greenville, who was riding a bicycle.

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Bushnell Township Board gives itself raises

The Bushnell Township Board voted to give itself wage raises at their Jan. 13 bi-monthly meeting.

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Local group wants to ‘Bring Christmas Back To Stanton’

Christmas is coming back to Stanton (even if you didn’t know it ever left).

A local group called Bring Christmas Back To Stanton wants to relight the large pine tree on the lawn of the Montcalm County court complex on the north side of Stanton, something which hasn’t been done for several years.