Mike Taylor

Dozens of different types of herbs, grown by Montcalm Area Career Center students, were available for purchase at the center’s All Things Green expo Monday evening. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

‘All Things Green’ draws in large crowd to Montcalm Area Career Center

Teachers, students and many vendors were on hand Monday afternoon at the Montcalm Area Career Center (MACC), where things were “greener” than St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin. Green technology and its application to everything from gardening to bio-fuels was the topic of the day at the “All Things Green” expo. The event, held annually at the center, was open to the public and drew a very respectable crowd anxious to see the latest advances in green technology, hear from master gardeners and maybe pick up a couple freebies in the process.

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Parkinson’s fundraiser ‘personal’ for local organizers

About 60,000 Americans are diagnosed each year with Parkinson’s disease. Nearly 1 million live with the disease every day. Greenville resident Becky Hansen is one of them. That’s one reason she wants people to be aware of the fact that April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month.

Hydroponic gardening is one of the green technologies that have been examined at previous All Things Green events at Montcalm Area Career Center. — Courtesy photo

Green tech ‘going through the roof’ at Montcalm Area Career Center

The idea of going green is moving up at Montcalm Area Career Center (MACC), all the way to the roof, in fact. That’s where the action’s going to be Monday beginning at 5:30 p.m., when master gardeners from across the area converge on the college for this year’s “All Things Green” event.

Montcalm County Animal Control Director Angela Hollinshead was on hand at Montcalm Community College Library Tuesday afternoon as part of the library’s MCC Reads program. (Daily New | Mike Taylor)

Montcalm Community College Library hosts animal shelter event

The yaps and yowls of two very excited canines echoed through the halls of Montcalm Community College’s Beatrice E. Doser Building Tuesday afternoon, but nobody bothered to call animal control; they were already there.

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Blue Star Mothers host Spring Fling Saturday in Lakeview

The Blue Star Mothers, Chapter MI-188, has performed many important public service activities throughout the years. Many are geared toward providing aid for soldiers serving overseas; other provide support for veterans close to home.

Lisa Pullum, DO, director of Greenville’s Michigan Pain Consultants clinic, demonstrates the check in procedure for new patients at a recent open house there.

BUSINESS BEAT: Many avenues to pain relief at Michigan Pain Consultants

When you’re in pain, what you want most, sometimes all you want, is for that pain to stop. The problem is, what works for one individual might not work for another. Recent research shows that certain genetic markers can help pinpoint which medications will work for each patient, and which will not.

Work continues to proceed on schedule at Bright Start Elementary School in Lakeview. When the school opens for classes this fall, the school will be renamed Lakeview Elementary School. — Courtesy photo

Bright Start renamed Lakeview Elementary School

When school begins again next fall, elementary students will again be attending Lakeview Elementary School, but in a new building. The Lakeview Community Schools Board of Education voted Monday to rename Bright Start Elementary School in order to reflect the building’s new purpose as the district’s only elementary school.

Carson City Lions Club member Tom Wilcox, left, who chaired this year’s Community Recognition Night, introduces Citizen of the Year Bob Reinsmith. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Carson City Lions honor ‘veteran’s veteran’ as its citizen of the year

Hearing Carson City residents recollect the life of Bob Reinsmith, one can’t help but think, this is a guy you’d like to know. It’s quickly apparent Reinsmith deserves the honor bestowed upon him Tuesday evening at St. Mary’s Hall, that of Citizen of the Year. Each year, the Carson City Lions Club hosts its Community Recognition Night, in which groups, students and individuals who tirelessly serve the city are recognized for their efforts.

Puzzles with 100 pieces occupied students during Central Montcalm Elementary School’s 100 Days celebration on Monday. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Central Montcalm kindergarten — where 100 is a big deal

How high can you count? A million, a billion? For kindergarten and first grade students at Central Montcalm Elementary School, getting from 1 to 100 is a pretty big deal.

The Sheridan Village Council on Tuesday approved a $5 flat fee increase on village residents’ sewer bill. The increase will show up on April’s bill.

Sheridan Village Council approves sewer rate increase

Finances were at the forefront of discussion at Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Sheridan Village Council. From new tractors to accounting software, council members considered where to best use village funds this fiscal year.