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BUSINESS BRIEF: Not 2 Shabby showcases local artistic talent

GREENVILLE — The resale shop Not 2 Shabby, which opened in November, has “a little bit of everything,” owner Sarah Jeffrey said, including items made by local artists. Jeffrey, from Mount Pleasant, took over the building at 124 Lafayette St., formerly The Office Store. Her shop includes antiques, clothing, furniture, consignment items, handmade items and [...]

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BUSINESS BRIEF: Kaleidoscope of Times to be open on first Sundays of each month

GREENVILLE — Kaleidoscope of Times, an antiques shop that opened in August, will add open hours every first Sunday of the month, starting in February. Starting Feb. 5, owner Ida Church, of Gowen, who opened her business at 701 N. Lafayette St., will have Sunday hours from noon to 4 p.m. Kaleidoscope of Times has [...]

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BUSINESS BRIEF: New towing business in Lakeview

LAKEVIEW — Larry Cole of Lakeview opened a new towing business called WildCat Towing LLC Dec. 14, 2011. The new company covers the counties of Mecosta, Macomb, Isabella and Gratiot and offerings towing, fluid delivery, winching, tire changing, locksmithing, tire changing and battery service, to name a few. WildCat Towing is available 24 hours a [...]

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Montcalm County Commission on Aging now a nonprofit

Montcalm County Commission on Aging is now a nonprofit organization. The Commission on Aging Advisory Board applied for and recently received 501(c)3 status through the newly created Partners with Commission on Aging of Montcalm County.

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Taste of Home is back! Tickets on sale Tuesday

Tickets for the annual Taste of Home Cooking School will go on sale Tuesday. Taste of Home will take place at 6:30 p.m. March 8 at the Greenville High School Performing Arts Center. Taste of Home will feature Culinary Specialist Eric Villegas, an award-winning chef, restaurateur, cookbook author and television personality.

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JULIE STAFFORD: Small town gangs

When I was a kid, I belonged to a gang. Not the carry guns, sell drugs kind of gang. We were more of the rag tag toilet paper houses, pull practical jokes, play baseball on a warm summer day kind of gang. I don’t want to throw anyone under the bus, but our group consisted of my brothers on most occasions and a handful of the kids who lived down the street.

Lakeview’s Robbie Robbert goes for a pin during a match against Reed City this season. The Wildcats are ranked No. 10 in Division 3 by michigangrappler.com

Wrestling teams gear up for Lakeview Invite

A couple of local wrestling teams will find out more about their wrestlers when the Lakeview Invitational wrestling tournament takes place Saturday.
The host Wildcats will join Belding at the individual tournament, which starts at 9 a.m. The teams went in opposite directions Wednesday night.

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Mustangs excelling on basketball court

The youthful Montabella Mustangs girls basketball team has been playing beyond its years.
The Mustangs (8-3, 3-1) are off to an outstanding start with its three losses coming at the hands of teams still undefeated (Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart, Lincoln-Alcona and Clare) and ranked in the top 12 in their respective divisions.

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MEETING IN BRIEF: Montcalm Township

Read a report from the Jan. 11, 2012 Montcalm Township

Montcalm County Clerk Kristen Millard, right, testifies before the House Redistricting and Elections Committee on Tuesday with State Rep. Rick Outman. — Courtesy photo

State Rep. Outman, Montcalm County Cerk Millard testify before House panel

State Rep. Rick Outman and Montcalm County Clerk Kristen Millard testified on Tuesday in support of a bill introduced by Outman that would allow election workers to oversee balloting in neighboring counties. Outman’s measure, House Bill 5119, would allow qualified precinct election inspectors to work in counties other than the one in which they are registered to vote. That is not allowed under current law.