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Ken and Deb Lund’s flock of 28 sheep was attacked by a neighbor’s dog last November. — Courtesy photo

Man asks Montcalm County for help after neighbor’s dogs kill sheep

A Montcalm County man is hoping a century-old law will provide him and his wife with financial restitution after a vicious dog attack resulted in the deaths of eight of their sheep. On Monday, the Montcalm County Law Enforcement & Courts Committee considered a request from Kenneth Lund of Sheridan. Lund wrote commissioners a March 22 letter detailing a Nov. 20, 2012, incident in which a flock of 28 sheep owned by Lund’s wife Deb were attacked by two neighborhood dogs. Six ewes were killed by the dogs and two more ewes had to be euthanized due to the severity of their wounds. The remaining sheep were all injured in some form or another.


Montcalm County Drain Commission office may change hours

The Road Commission for Montcalm County works four 10-hour days per week during the summer construction season. The Montcalm County drain commissioner is looking at doing the same in her office.


Free water testing offered by Montcalm Conservation District

Free nitrate/nitrite water testing will be offered at the Montcalm Conservation District’s spring tree sale on Friday, April 26, at the Road Commission for Montcalm County in Stanton.


Funeral Notices – April 13, 2013

Read funeral notices for Saturday, April 13, 2013.


Greenville Planning Commission welcomes new business – Sunrise Heating and Plumbing

An April 11 planning commission meeting that was to include a public hearing for a new business — Sunrise Heating and Plumbing — turned into a welcoming hearing as a public hearing was not actually needed.

The south side of the pond located next to the Edmore Community Center could wind up getting dredged this summer to eliminate weeds and algae. The project is currently being considered by members of the village council.

Edmore Pond may get ‘makeover’ this summer

Anyone living in Edmore can tell you how lovely the pond in front of the community building on main street can be … sometimes. Along with the pavilion there, the pond makes a stunning backdrop for wedding photos, which are frequently taken at the site.

The Eureka Township Board held a special meeting Thursday night to appoint a supervisor to the township.

Supervisor appointed in Eureka Township

A special Eureka Township Board meeting was held Thursday night to rectify incorrect wording in the minutes of a motion made at Monday night’s meeting.

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GHS Collage Concert brings fast-paced, exciting performances to stage

From the opening note of the first performance to the final wave of the director’s baton, this year’s 24th annual Greenville High School Collage Concert is offering up a variety of musical performances that will make it difficult to walk away picking out a single favorite act.

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Belding Follies show filled with entertaining comedic performances

Whether you call it a variety show, comedy show, or collection of skits performed entirely by students, there’s one thing the Belding High School Band Follies show is guaranteed to be — entertaining.

Central Michigan’s Taylor Johnson, left, talks with Jessica Schroll during halftime of the Chippewas’ game against Notre Dame on Dec. 9, 2012.

Belding’s Johnson reflects on NCAA tournament experience

Central Michigan’s women’s basketball team hadn’t won a Mid-American Conference championship since 1984. That was also the last time the Lady Chippewas had been to the NCAA Division 1 women’s tournament. All that changed this season when CMU won the MAC tournament and was in the first round of the NCAA tournament.