Last year, 1,264 Montcalm County kids enjoyed a Merry Christmas, thanks to the efforts of Jennifer Bouck and her fellow Toys for Tots volunteers. Bouck, who coordinates the program county-wide, hopes to do at least that well with this year’s effort.
Chemotherapy is a long, grueling and dreaded process for countless patients who give every ounce of strength in their body to stay on the road to recovery while battling against the deadly disease of cancer. But thanks to two local organizations who came together with donations for the Spectrum Health United Cancer Center, a little bit of comfort will be available in the form of iPads that will now be available for patients during their chemotherapy sessions.
A swift response time followed by quick thinking by firefighters Tuesday afternoon may have saved a Eureka Township man’s business from burning down before his eyes. Denny Craycraft was on his way to Belding when he received a call from his wife, Ruth Craycraft, to return to his home at 11692 Youngman Road because his son’s truck was on fire.
About 14 years ago, Judy Hardy, along with a few other members of Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Stanton, decided to start a baby pantry in the church’s basement. The decision followed a presentation on the topic to the church’s leadership board.
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The Montcalm Alliance’s request for a countywide millage to fund economic development efforts will be voted on without local voters or a ballot. Montcalm Alliance members previously presented an overview of their millage request to the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners on Nov. 12. At that meeting, Montcalm Alliance members said they wanted to pursue voter approval of .1 mills to generate $162,000 to allow the Montcalm Alliance to join forces with The Right Place, a West Michigan business development and economic development agency which offers services to support existing and new businesses.
As a coveted Machel-Mandela intern at a foundation focused on economic growth in Africa, Madelynne Wager was recently honored as one of the most impactful young people on international affairs. Wager, who graduated from Greenville High School in 2009, has spent the last five months in South Africa working with policy makers to form ideas to help encourage economic growth on the continent.
Legislation is pending in the Michigan State Senate which will require school districts statewide to implement an additional lockdown drill in place of a fire drill. Local school officials say the change will be relatively easy to implement and beneficial for students.
Brian Brasser has been named Spectrum Health United and Kelsey hospitals president, effective Dec. 8. Brasser is assuming this role from Christina Freese-Decker who was recently named senior vice president and chief strategy officer for Spectrum Health System. Freese-Decker has served as president of Spectrum Health’s United and Kelsey hospitals since 2011.
A woman was transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries after her vehicle hit a slick road and rolled over into a ditch this morning.