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The idea of providing free flu shots for local senior citizens was created by the partnership between Walgreens and Metron of Greenville. Pictured are, from left, Walgreens store manager Dana Hernandez and pharmacy manager Joe Bozelak with Maria Robertson, Metron’s community relations director. (Courtesy photo)

Oct. 6 flu shot program at Metron to help uninsured senior citizens

Typically, October is when the country’s seasonal flu outbreaks begin, thus, some local businesses are teaming up to offer free flu shots to senior citizens without health insurance Tuesday, Oct. 6 at Metron of Greenville.

Seven-year tool and die maker Randy Brecht of Vestaburg works on repairing a tool in Greenville Federal-Mogul's plant’s tool room. Federal-Mogul’s Greenville plant is celebrating its 75th anniversary Sunday, welcoming the public to an open house that includes games, food, inflatables and a tour through the plant.

Federal-Mogul celebrates 75 years of success

On the corner of Grove and N. Court streets, there is a steady, constant hum. It is the sound of production, and it’s been humming along well now for 75 years.

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Football season gets underway with Belding-Greenville rivalry clash

“Hit the line hard.”

U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt gave this advice a century ago, speaking of how life should be lived, as well as how football should be played.

Greenville’s Abbey Moreland with her dog, Bear. Moreland, 25, has been working part-time as a dog sitter, using the website Rover.com, which allows dog owners to easily find nearby dog-sitters that fit well with their furry loved ones. (Courtesy photos)

BUSINESS BEAT: Greenville woman part of growing national dog-sitting website

Normally, part-time jobs are a necessity for a person to make ends meet, cutting in to one’s free time. Sometimes, however, those part-time jobs can be fun, especially when dogs are involved.

Students enrolled in the Montcalm Area Career Center’s cosmetology program give and receive services from each other as they learn the procedures during their first year. Pictured at left is Janelle Rons of Vestaburg performing a manicure on Nadia Braafhart of Greenville. The longstanding cosmetology program partnered by the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District and Montcalm Community College will be discontinued after this year due to state and federal funding regulations that have changed financial aid qualifications for cosmetology students. — Courtesy photo

MAISD’s cosmetology program falls victim to state, federal regulations

Due to state and federal changes that have affected financial aid for several college and college-bound students, the cosmetology program through the Montcalm Area Intermediate Schools (MAISD) Career Technical Education (CTE) Center will be discontinued after this year.


JUST IN: MAISD cosmetology program to end after this year

Due to state and federal changes that have affected financial aid for several college and college-bound students, the cosmetology program through the Montcalm Area Intermediate Schools (MAISD) Career Technical Education (CTE) Center will be discontinued after this year.

The Belding Youth Clinic, aimed at providing preventative health care to youths ages 10 to 21, opened on Bridge Street in Belding on June 22. Pictured in front of the clinic, from left, are nurse practitioner Daniel Pear, clinic manager Sarah Dishong-Perez and registered nurse Nicole Parrot. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Belding Youth Clinic aims to provide care for ages 10-21

When it comes to health care for infants, even the smallest of concerns becomes an urgency. As children grow older, however, that urgency oftentimes wanes, which many times can lead to an oversight of major health issues.

Members of Trevor Merren Auto company of Ionia enjoyed a sunny day floating down Flat River on tubes recently, an experience now provided by River Ryders in Greenville. The rental company, owned by Andy Kauffman and his daughter, Brittany, rent out tubes, kayaks and canoes near Jackson Landing in Greenville. (Courtesy photos)

BUSINESS BEAT: New rental company enhances Flat River fun

The Flat River, the long body of fresh water that snakes through the tri-county area, is seeing a sudden influx of carefree, floating people nowadays thanks to a new business.

Greenville’s Steve Petsuch loves softball so much he even practices pitching during the winter, using as many as 84 softballs, working on his accuracy by pitching into an empty suitcase. - Daily News/Ryan Schlehuber

Greenville man of wonder playing softball at 70

Steve Petsuch’s pitching is usually spot-on. He has decent running speed and is an effective hitter in the softball leagues he plays in. But that’s not what separates this Greenville resident from the other players. When Petsuch was born, the world was coming out of its second world war, an event most of his fellow softball players in the Greenville recreation softball leagues have only read about in textbooks or seen on television. Petsuch’s display of exuberance and energy on the softball diamond, however, doesn’t reflect his age.


MAISD looks at upcoming budget highs and lows

Thanks to a $2.6 million special education millage passed by voters last year, recent changes to the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) have been mostly positive.

During a June 26 budget hearing, the MAISD Board of Education approved a 2015-2016 appropriation resolutions for the budget adoption for general, special education and career technical education funds. The MAISD is expected to borrow $1.5 million from the state to balance the special education fund and $200,000 from the state to balance the general fund.