Russell Chilson didn’t want the dog in the first place. The family dog had died and Russell was content with the absence of a pet. But his teenage daughter Erin felt otherwise. She pleaded with her father and they ended up at Mecosta County Animal Rescue in Big Rapids. The high-strung German shepherd mix puppy wasn’t Russell’s first pick. His first pick was walking out the door with a new owner when Russell arrived at the animal rescue. But the puppy stole Erin’s heart. Russell forked over $25 and they took the puppy home. They named her London. One year later, London saved Erin’s life.
Local emergency officials helped deliver a baby last Saturday afternoon at a Howard City home. An ambulance and Rescue 29 unit responded to a report of a pregnant woman with back pain at 1:21 p.m. Soon after officials arrived, they realized the 19-year-old woman was actually in labor.
Belding’s boys basketball team has had a week to think about what went wrong in their last game. The Redskins lost to Grand Rapids West Catholic Saturday 58-37. Since then Belding has been trying to repair the damage in time for today’s game against Cedar Springs.
Savannah Case has got one big decision taken care of: where she wants to play college basketball.
Read the funeral notices for Friday, Jan. 3, 2014.
A new therapy technique designed to ease knee pain without surgery is now being performed at Carson City Hospital. The new procedure, which implements cooled radio-frequency lesioning and has been used to ease back pain for many years, has only recently begun being used to do the same in regards to pain in the knee.
A 2013 Kids Count report that measures child-well being based on a variety of factors shows Montcalm County ranks toward the bottom in the state in the number of children living in families investigated for abuse and neglect.
The Montcalm County treasurer wants delinquent taxpayers to know help is available. In the past, the Montcalm County Treasurer’s Office has granted one-year extensions on properties in danger of foreclosure. According to Treasurer JoAnne Vukin, this involved a detailed application process, including income specifics and expense statements.
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Funeral notices for Thursday, January 2, 2014