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HEROIN HITS HOME: The Daily News to begin 4-part heroin series

The 2015 Sam Quinones book “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic” tells the story of how the prescription painkiller epidemic of the early 2000s spawned heroin addiction in unlikely locations around the country.

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Frontier Days queen will preside over Carson City sesquicentennial

This summer’s Carson City Frontier Days queen is an extra special honor.

Rachel Stoudt, 17, has been named queen of the 45th annual festival, which is celebrating Carson City’s 150th anniversary this year.

From left, Mid-Michigan Humane Society acting Board President Angela Hollinshead, Vice President Rachell Martin and Secretary Autumn DeVries are pictured. The humane society was recently established to provide extra security and services to pets in Montcalm County and surrounding areas. — Courtesy photo

Local Humane Society established to expand services to pets

Amid an uncertain future for the Montcalm County Animal Shelter, a group of people have come together to provide some peace of mind for pets and pet owners throughout the county.

Angela Hollinshead, director of Montcalm County Animal Control and acting president of the board for the newly formed Mid-Michigan Humane Society (MMHS), said the idea for the Humane Society was born out of panic when in June 2016 it looked like the county might need to eliminate Animal Control.

Mike McAlvey talks about the three things he for which he is grateful: Faith, family and friends. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Mike McAlvey honored as 2017 Carson City Citizen of the Year

To many people, Mike McAlvey is the assistant pastor at First Baptist Church, a mentor with Carson City-Crystal Area Schools, a search and rescue team chaplain, a volunteer firefighter, a volunteer at Sparrow Carson Hospital and a myriad of other volunteer titles. On Wednesday night, the community gathered to recognize McAlvey’s newest title: Carson City’s 2017 Citizen of the Year.

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Crystal updates FOIA policies

The Crystal Township Board has updated its policies regarding the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) due to increasing FOIA requests at the township office.

A 2011 GMC Terrain traveling eastbound on Fenwick Road collided with an eastbound horse-drawn buggy Wednesday morning in Bloomer Township. — Courtesy photo

UPDATE: Boy killed in car-buggy accident was on his way to school

A 10-year-old boy who was on his way to school has died after being injured in a car-buggy accident.

Leighton Newswanger of Hubbardston died Thursday from injuries sustained in an accident Wednesday morning. According to his obituary, the fourth-grader was on his way to school.

A 2011 GMC Terrain traveling eastbound on Fenwick Road collided with an eastbound horse-drawn buggy Wednesday morning in Bloomer Township. — Courtesy photo

UPDATE: 10-year-old boy dies after car-buggy accident

A 10-year-old boy has died after being injured in a car-buggy accident.

Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a collision of a car and a horse-drawn buggy on Fenwick Road west of Miner Road at 7:54 a.m. Wednesday.

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JUST IN: Two children critically injured in horse-drawn buggy crash

Two children are in critical condition after being injured in a crash involving a horse-drawn buggy this morning.

Carson City is taking legal action against Dennis Kellogg, owner of the Kellogg Elevator Co. property. The city has cited the grain elevators on the property as a “nuisance,” according to city ordinances, and desires that the structures be removed. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Interim court agreement reached on Carson City property cleanup

The saga of the infamous Kellogg Kellogg Elevator Co. will have no shortage of chapters when the story eventually comes to a close.

More than three years after an agreement was established between property owner Dennis Kellogg and Carson City officials to remove the grain elevator structures — which have been idle for more than 20 years — over a period of two years, the majority of the buildings still stand, either partially demolished or fully intact.

Sheridan Community Fire Chief Ed Lingeman carries one of three dogs safely away from a house fire Friday afternoon. Four fire departments worked together to fight the house fire at 1120 W. Boyer Road in Fenwick. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

JUST IN: Family, dogs safe after Fenwick house fire

Erven and Shirley Brokaw sat in their mini van Friday and watched their house burn down. The blaze started just before 5 p.m. at 1120 W. Boyer Road in Fenwick on the home’s front porch.