The Kent County Health Department has confirmed one case of West Nile virus and determined two other highly probable cases. The confirmed case involved a 68-year old-male. The probable cases, a 67-year-old male and a 59-year old-female, are waiting for follow-up tests to be completed for a final diagnosis. All three required hospitalization, but are now recovering.
For nearly two and half years, Denny Craycraft and other members of the Belding community have been working to bring back the Freedom Wall that was decommissioned more than 63 years ago in 1948. On Wednesday, the first evidence of several years worth of work and fundraising was on display as trucks brought in sand and a bulldozer leveled that sand to prepare for the foundation of the memorial site that will be directly adjacent to the west of the Pere Marquette Depot in downtown Belding.
To give his office a unique look, a local business man hired natives of the Netherlands to thatch his roof. Dr. Kirkwood Faber of Flat River Family Dentistry in Greenville first thatched his roof in the 1980s after he expanded his office. “It’s really a work of art,” Faber said.
Numbers are beginning to emerge for Montcalm County’s upcoming budget scenario. Controller-Administrator Chris Hyzer is projecting a $733,000 deficit for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. Last year, $1.3 million in cuts were made to balance the budget.
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The Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) discussed ideas Tuesday about how to develop the downtown area to attract more people.
State officials confirmed the first West Nile case of the year in an unvaccinated Montcalm County horse due to West Nile virus infection. The five-year-old standardbred gelding developed sudden incoordination in the hind limbs and is currently undergoing treatment (supportive care) for West Nile Virus.
The fog burned off just in time for the Montcalm Community College Board of Trustees to see the progress of the new building on the Greenville campus at the old fairgrounds site. Board members met Tuesday for their regular meeting at the Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center, formerly M-TEC, in Greenville so they could take the tour after the meeting.
After a 10-year battle with leukemia with several bouts of chemotherapy, experimental drugs and a bone marrow transplant, Deanna “Dee” Moore of Edmore lost the fight on Feb. 8, 2011.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, August 15, 2012