A Sheridan woman pleaded guilty as charged Thursday after 62 animals were seized from her home last autumn. Nancy Muller, 57, pleaded guilty to abandoning/cruelty to 10 or more animals, a felony with a possible four-year prison sentence. However, it’s possible she will serve 60 days of jail or less due to a sentencing agreement with the Montcalm County Prosecutor’s Office.
The purpose behind a new mural at the Cherry Street Health Services’ Montcalm Area Health Center in Greenville was to make a more enjoyable experience for younger children at the doctor’s office. Wanda Sankey, 16, a junior at Greenville High School, is a senior Girl Scout in Troop 02859 Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore. She received the highest honor for a Girl Scout after revealing the mural in the waiting room of Cherry Street Health Services on Thursday.
The Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education unanimously agreed not to renew the district’s food director contract at Wednesday’s meeting. Diane Mitchell’s contract as director food service will end, after a 7-0 vote by the school board.
Read the funeral notices for Friday, April 19, 2013.
Mark Christensen hasn’t seen flooding like this since 1986. The managing director of the Road Commission for Montcalm County and his crew were out all day and night Thursday and are continuing to work today to re-open about 16 roads that have been closed due to high waters. “It’s been challenging, to say the least,” Christensen said. “We have numerous roads closed around the county due to culvert failure and heavy rains. There’s high water everywhere you look.”
Sitting on a table and slightly nervous while steadily squeezing a stress ball in her left hand, 17-year-old Ella Byington was donating blood for the very fist time Wednesday afternoon. Convinced by a friend to donate at the American Legion in Greenville, she become a little light-headed as a pint began to leave her body.
On the edge of the city near a heavily wooded border of trees sits a garden where students, teachers and residents of Belding come together to share and enjoy in the experiences that come with growing fruits and vegetables and beautiful flowers and plants. That little garden, known as the Belding Community Garden, is now receiving statewide attention after taking top honors at the Michigan Municipal League (MML) 2013 Capital Conference in Lansing, winning the MML Region 3 Community Excellence Award (CEA).
Here’s a photo gallery of local flood photos shared by readers of The Daily News.
It was Brian Greene’s heart and excitement for the job that won over the committee that named him executive director of Montcalm County Habitat for Humanity. “He expressed a real heart for helping people, which is what Habitat is all about,” said Salle Johnson, interim executive director of Habitat for Humanity.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Thursday, April 18, 2013