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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.

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Montcalm County Animal Control goes from ‘bleak’ to exemplary

Just a few years ago, Montcalm County Animal Control was under fire from everyone from animal rights activists to run-of-the-mill pet owners. Management was slipshod, conditions and cleanliness were abysmal and euthanasia practices were archaic and — according to many — inhumane. The shelter actually had a contract with an individual who re-sold former pets and strays alike to animal testing facilities. What a difference three years can make.

Dr. Aaron Rackham works on patient Chuck Miller Thursday afternoon at the Charity Chiropractic Clinic he helped establish in Greenville to help provide medical services to the area’s disadvantaged. (Daily News | Mike Taylor)

BUSINESS BEAT: Charity Chiropractic Clinic helps food pantry, disadvantaged

veryone should have at least minimal medical care — regardless of economic circumstances — and that includes chiropractic, according to Dr. Aaron Rackham of Rackham Chiropractic Plus in Greenville. To that end, Rackham has set up Charity Chiropractic Clinic next to the Arms of Love Food Pantry and Thrift Store.

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Stanton considers long term capital improvements

The problem with the financial planning of many municipalities, according to Stanton City Manager James Freed, is that they don’t think far enough into the future. Most communities, he explained to city commissioners at Tuesday’s regular meeting, think no more that 12 months ahead.