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Year’s first West Nile virus case found in Montcalm County horse

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.

Montcalm Community College President Robert Ferrentino explains the design of the new facility to MCC rustees during the tour of the new facility Tuesday on the MCC campus in Greenville. — Daily News/Lonnie Allen

Montcalm Community College trustees tour construction site

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.

Garrett Lumbert has organized a Fred Meijer Heartland Trail bike tour on Saturday to support the Leukemia Foundation. He works part time at Main Street Pizza in downtown Edmore to help earn money for his education. — Daily News/Robin Miller

Montabella senior organizes bike tour to fight leukemia

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.


Funeral Notices for August 15, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Central Montcalm junior varsity team works on defensive drills during Tuesday’s practice. The varsity and junior varsity rotated segments.

Central Montcalm picks up the speed with scrimmage on the schedule

The Centralm Montcalm Green Hornets spent the morning on Tuesday pounding away at each other in live game situations. After today, the Hornets are nine days away from opening up the 2012 regular season and just one day away from their final scrimmage of the preseason.


Man remains in critical condition after tree fell on vehicle

Nick Lober, who was injured after a large branch fell on his vehicle Friday, is listed in critical condition as of Tuesday afternoon, according to administration at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. Lober was traveling northbound on Lincoln Lake Road just south of 14 Mile Road in Oakfield Township when a tree branch fell onto his black Toyota Tundra just before 5 p.m. Friday.


Central opens with tough football schedule

The Central Montcalm Green Hornets will be trying to get back to the football playoffs after missing out a year ago by one victory. They will do so with a tough opening stretch that features Chippewa Hills, Big Rapids and Morley Stanwood in the first four weeks.

The Phillips family lost their home Friday afternoon at 2545 N. Johnson Road in the Trufant area.

Trufant family loses everything in house fire

The Phillips family was just beginning to enjoy a weekend trip to Kalamazoo when Nicole Phillips received a phone call that no one ever wants or expects to receive. At about 2 p.m. Friday, neighbors spotted smoke coming from the Phillips home at 2545 N. Johnson Road in the Trufant area. Within minutes, flames were shooting through the windows shortly after the Lakeview District Fire Department arrived on scene.

The exterior of The Healing Center in downtown Lakeview reflects the business’ overall philosophy of natural health through a treatment of mind, body and spirit. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

The Healing Center in Lakeview treats mind, body and spirit

When Bob Huttinga began his career in the medical field back in 1976, his practice was fairly traditional. As a certified physician assistant working in Lakeview, Bob examined patients, dispensed prescriptions and performed all the duties common to a typical medical practice. It wasn’t until years later, when he began to experience stress related to his work in the occupational health field that Bob first began to consider the advantages of alternative medicine. A relaxation class and study of the Silva Method of Mind Development of Stress Control gave him the tools to eliminate his stress-related health issues.


MEETING IN BRIEF: Crystal Township

Read minutes from the Aug. 8 Crystal Township Board meeting.