Andrea Leslie decided to pursue a career in healthcare after watching her father battle cancer when she was 14. She was inspired by the way healthcare workers impacted her father’s life. Leslie worked her way up through the healthcare ranks and is now the new president of Spectrum Health United and Kelsey hospitals.
In describing greater Grand Rapids, Birgit Klohs was forthright in her approach of the area from an economic standpoint.
“Nobody wonders where Grand Rapids is,” said Klohs, the president and CEO of The Right Place. “They know New York, they know Las Vegas, they know Chicago, they know L.A., but the middle of the country is often called flyover territory.”
The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners recently voted to give themselves a pay cut, but some commissioners have been quietly declining to turn in their expense reports for years.
Commissioners voted in September to give themselves a 15 percent salary cut, which will save $14,990, as part of $1.5 million in overall county budget cuts. Commissioners each earn an annual salary of about $9,600.
Within the last year, Montcalm and Ionia counties lost its 2-1-1 service, which provided health and human resources to those in need.
The Montcalm Human Service Coalition unanimously decided to cancel 2-1-1 in Montcalm and Ionia counties in December 2015, effective in January 2016.
The Lakeview Wildcats won’t just be taking on the Ludington Orioles during Friday night’s football game in Lakeview.
A Lakeview businessman has pleaded no contest to one of six counts of criminal sexual conduct (CSC) that are alleged to have taken place at his popular bowling alley, bar and restaurant.
Lakeview Middle School Principal Tim Erspamer has been working to improve students’ behavior in the hallways, and he is rewarding them for their efforts.
Some of the new hallway procedures are no earbuds or headphones, no technological devices, quiet voices and walking on the right side in the school hallways.
Reduced hours, reduced staff, reduced services.
Montcalm County Animal Control is running as such after a 33 percent budget cut by the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners.
Clark Newell owns two real estate businesses and Clark’s Auto Sales, volunteers for the Lakeview District Fire Department and now manages Lakeview Airport-Griffith Field.
Newell started his new job on Aug. 29 when Mike Matthews stepped down as airport manager to take a job with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Last year, more than 160 children in Montcalm and Ionia counties entered the foster care system, and IM Fostering Hope is hoping to make the transition easier for those children.
The group has put together backpacks with hygiene items, pajamas, comfort items, blankets, socks and underwear. The goal is to make the first night of transition easier on the children and the foster families.