The government shutdown and what seems to have become a political fight over implementation of a new health care law are generating confusion in America. Amid the politics, many Americans are wondering what effect these changes will have on them.
“I am a true believer in yearly mammograms,” said Pat Kidwell, 63, of Vestaburg. “I have been cancer free for seven-plus years. Every normal mammogram is a blessing.”
With its roots in potato farming, Edmore served up loads of potatoes — chips, fries, baked and topped with all the fixings — during last weekend’s Potato Festival. But tasty tubers were just a small part of the farming village’s offerings. Activities began Friday night with the seventh annual Home Township Fire Department Appreciation gathering downtown. Great food, fun activities and absolutely perfect weather gave families a way to unwind. For some, it was merely a family outing. For others, it held special meaning of many sacrifices made by local firefighters and others whose eminence will be forever etched in history.
This village’s chief of police doesn’t like labels and never gives up on anyone’s ability to learn from mistakes and move forward in a positive direction. Luke Sawyer’s nonjudgmental way of thinking and desire to reward local kids for doing good things laid the groundwork for a new incentive program, Youth of Edmore Shine (YES). The program is backed by Burger King and McDonald’s in Edmore in the form of free food rewards.
Bittersweet and exciting — receiving a high school diploma is a rite of passage. For 37 Montabella High School graduates, this milestone is merely a transition from high school to a future as an adult. Principal Shane Riley shared details of how things have changed since he was in high school. Stereotypes — preps, jocks, goths, geeks, artists, teacher’s pets or band kids — are left behind.
EDMORE — The American Cancer Society (ACS) celebrated its 100th year anniversary last month. Its efforts have helped improve cancer survival rates and reduce cancer deaths by 20 percent in the last two decades. Today, two out of three people diagnosed in early stages survive for at least five years after diagnosis. Yet, one thing [...]
Born and raised on a dairy farm in rural Blanchard, Ashley Ervin has always dreamed of being immersed in a large city. Luckily for her, this fall she’s venturing off to college at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in a suburb of Rochester, the third-largest city in New York.
Nearly 200 Special Olympians from Montcalm and Ionia counties didn’t let a little wet weather rain on their parade at Friday’s Area 6 Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI) Summer Games at Montabella Junior/Senior High School. Activities were moved inside and modified — four square replaced the softball throw, shuffle board replaced bocce ball and plastic horseshoes replaced metal ones.
Spring is a busy time for Lakeview’s Brian and Sheri Taylor, who own and operate three businesses that all revolve around farming.
Joann Camp had a vision when she purchased a vacant 1860s hardware building in downtown Blanchard in spring 1986. This vision — today’s Loafers Glory — has thrived for nearly 27 years as an indoor village of quaint shops and a bakery, restaurant and old-fashioned ice cream parlor.