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Funeral Notices for Sept. 24, 2014

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Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, speaks with residents of Montcalm County on Monday at the monthly Legislative Update meeting at Montcalm Community College in Sidney. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Outman, Emmons return to everyday work in Lansing

The return of fall provides many physical and cultural changes throughout Michigan, not to mention the reconvening of a full-time Legislature in Lansing. With the return of everyday politics at the Capitol, EightCAP Inc. welcomed the first Legislative Update meeting Monday at Montcalm Community College since the Legislature adjourned last May for summer recess.

Rex, a German shepherd from the Czech Republic, recently retired from his job with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office after being diagnosed with canine degenerative myelopathy. He will live with his trainer, Montcalm County Sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Williams. — Courtesy photo

Montcalm County police dog retires

One of the most enthusiastic employees of the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office is being forced into retirement. Rex, a German shepherd, is being retired after seven years of service. His retirement comes on the heels of a diagnosis of canine degenerative myelopathy — a progressive disease of the spinal cord for which there is no cure.

Thomas Hebert

Former Montcalm County sheriff dies in Florida

A former Montcalm County sheriff, a man who dedicated most of his adult life to law enforcement, died Aug. 29 in Sun City Center, Fla. Thomas Hebert was 83 years old.

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Funeral Notices for Sept. 23, 2014

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Brothers Pat, left, and Chris Breimayer started their company Psycho Brew in 2010. Starting as hobby brewers, the two formed their company to build nano brewing systems for professional startup breweries. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Brothers turn hobby into brewing production equipment business

It was 2008 and the United States was just entering the most dangerous economic crisis since the Great Depression. Chris Breimayer of Belding, an architectural designer in the midst of the housing market collapse, and his brother Pat Breimayer of Greenville, who worked for Delphi, which was going through bankruptcy, were looking for something new to do.

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JUST IN: Howard City teen critically injured in single-vehicle rollover

Three area teenagers were hurt in a single-vehicle rollover crash Friday evening in Howard City Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to respond to a personal injury accident at approximately 5:37 p.m. Friday. The investigation revealed a 16-year-old female from Howard City was driving a 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck west on Washburn Street just east of Sycamore Street. Upon entering the dirt section of Washburn Street, she attempted to fishtail her truck and lost control.

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ROUNDUPS: Prep scores from Saturday, Sept. 20

Belding 1-1-2: The Redskins participated in the Williamston Invitational on Saturday. Belding went 1-1-2 for the day. In pool play, the Redskins defeated Lansing Christian 25-14, 25-23, split with New Lothrop 20-25, 25-17 and split with Fowlerville 25-18, 25-27.

Big Rapids’ Jerri Nowak (25) fires an attack towards the block of Lakeview’s Emily Molitor (8) and Tereza Kralikova (10) during the Lakeview Invitational Saturday. — Chip Burch/Daily News

Host Wildcats fall in tourney championship

Lakeview’s volleyball team found themselves in a position they were hoping to be in Saturday. The Wildcats were in the championship game of their own tournament, but lost to Muskegon West Michigan Christian 25-15, 25-21.

Miss Dee’s Dance Studio holds an adult jazz dance class 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Dancers from the adult class are from left Sarah Bailey-Prekle, Robin Christensen, Miss Dee (Dionne Luxford), Becky Schnautz and Brenna Kimmet. (Daily News | Stacie Smith)

S.H.E.: Dancing to the beat of your soul

Sweaty palms, quivering fingers, a racing heart rate and the heat of stage lights shine down as the steps of a choreographed routine move through the mind. Taking to the stage for a dance recital or competition can be invigorating, meshing the worlds of excitement and raw nerves into one.