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Howard City couple arrested after drunken altercation

A 29-year-old Howard City woman was arrested Saturday after allegedly assaulting her live-in boyfriend by striking him in the face with a coffee mug. Howard City police officers responded to the domestic assault in the 500 block of Joy Street in Howard City.


Quick response to fire saves majority of Montcalm Township home

The majority of a home and valuables inside were saved Sunday morning after firefighters were able to extinguish a fire that began in an attic. The Montcalm Township Fire Department was dispatched at 10:14 a.m. to a structure fire at 10850 W. Holland Lake Road.


Drunken driver arrested after driving over cemetery headstones

A 24-year old Rockford man is in custody after being arrested for drunken driving after he ran over a gravestone at the Montcalm Township Cemetery on Johnson Road. Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of someone running over headstones in the cemetery at 11:07 p.m. Sunday night.

Klif Bartrum, owner of a new coffee delivery business called My Coffee Delivered, displays his mobile brewing operation. For $5, Bartrum will deliver lattes, mochas, teas and more to any area home or business.

Greenville’s Klif Bartrum starts up coffee delivery business

On a chilly, rain-swept afternoon, when the wind wails like a lost spirit and slate-gray skies seem to seep into your very soul, nothing warms the heart like a good cup of coffee.
Problem is, getting one sometimes entails going outside, out into the very weather you’re trying to avoid. Thanks to local entrepreneur Klif Bartrum, that dreaded trip may now be avoided, assuming you have $5 and access to a phone.

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Stanton water quality rating upgraded from ‘marginal’ to ‘satisfactory’

About 60 percent of your body is water, Your brain is 70 percent water, your lungs 90 percent. Every day, you must replace about 2.4 liters of water through drinking and the foods you eat. That’s something residents of Stanton can do with a little more confidence now, thanks to a host of recent improvements to the water system there.

Dr. John O’Donald, middle, front row, and his dental staff recently presented a check for $1,400 to Greenville’s Optimists Camp for People With Disabilities, revenue from a teeth whitening fundraiser the office held earlier this year. Overall, the fundraiser generated $2,800, with half the proceeds going to the Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation.

Dr. John O’Donald and his dental staff raise $1,400 for Optimists Camp

This past spring and summer, as part of the Crown Council’s Smiles For Life campaign, John O’Donald D.D.S. offered teeth whitening services at a significantly reduced price and donated 100 percent of the proceeds to help children facing serious health and educational issues. This year, O’Donald and his staff raised $2,800.


Funeral Notices for Nov. 3, 2012

Read funeral notices for Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012.


OUR VIEW: Law enforcement millage is worth the cost

How much is police protection worth? Is it worth four cups of coffee, two loaves of bread or 1.5 gallons of milk per month? This equates to about $5, or $60 per year for individuals who own a property with a taxable value of $100,000.

The Belding Redskins volleyball team won its second straight district title on Thursday night with a 3-0 win over Central Montcalm. The Redskins have won four district titles in the past five years.

Belding volleyball heads to regionals, sweeps Central Montcalm

Two in a row and four out of the last five. That’s how many volleyball district titles the Belding Redskins have won in the past five years. On Thursday, the Redskins (17-16-5) defeated the Central Montcalm Hornets 25-17, 25-12, 25-13 to sweep the Class B district championship game at Redskin Arena.

Many friends, family and colleagues came out to congratulate Penny Dora for being the Woman’s Action Network Woman of the Year. From left, back row, Lenny Eldred, Blake Hollenbeck, Sen. Judy Emmons, Kathy Engel, Jerry McCoy, Gary Valentine, Aaron Crebessa, Norice Rasmussen; middle row, U.S. Rep. Dave Camp representative, Rep. Rick Outman, Mayor Pro Tem Jeanne Cunliffe, Michelle Goodwin, Rachel Hollenbeck, Abbey Dora, Andrea Krause; front row, Lisa Lund, Glen Dora, Penny Dora and Fran Gibbs.

Penny Dora named Woman’s Action Network Woman of Year

The Woman’s Action Network (WAN) announced Penny Dora as its 2012 Woman of the Year. Dora, executive assistant at the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD), was honored by family, friends and colleagues Thursday night at the Ash Technology and Learning Center in Greenville.