Award-winning author Susan Whiteall will be a special guest Thursday evening at Carson City Public Library to talk about her new book, “Fever: Little Willie John — A Fast Life, Mysterious Death and the Birth of Soul.” Whitall will be at the library at 7 p.m. Thursday for storytelling, questions and answers and book signing as part of the Library of Michigan’s 2012 Michigan Notable Authors Tour.
Spectrum Health United Hospital’s Emergency Department will begin providing patient care services in the newly constructed portions of the Stanley and Blanche Ash Emergency Department. The move was set to begin at 7 a.m. today and will allow the existing emergency department to begin renovation.
There’s just something about a small town summer festival — the banners, flags, music and food. All the folks with whom you already have at least a nodding acquaintance getting together at one time in one place to celebrate … well … to celebrate the simple pleasure, that is life in a small town. Few small towns do it better than Lakeview, which will host Summerfest on Friday and Saturday. Sponsored by the Lakeview Area Jaycees in cooperation with the village government and many local businesses, this year’s celebration is shaping up to be a good one.
Montcalm Community College will receive an increase from last year’s state appropriations fund. President Bob Ferrentino announced the news at Tuesday’s Board of Trustees meeting at the college’s Sidney campus.
The general mood was somber on Belding’s side of Wolbers Field Tuesday. The Redskins had just lost the Division 2 quarterfinals to Wayland Union 11-1.
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Saturday’s weather was warm and dry, giving racers at Crystal Motor Speedway a fast track to take advantage of. The street stocks kicked the night off with a couple of heats. The first of them would see Kyle Prochazka in victory lane over Chris Wiggins and Bill Wilkins Jr.
On paper, Belding’s softball team had an uphill climb if they wanted to beat Wayland Union in the Division 2 softball quarterfinals at Hope College. The Wildcats were ranked fifth in the state in Division 2 by the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association. They went into the game having lost only twice — to top-ranked Stevensville-Lakeshore and 10th-ranked St. Clair.
Construction has begun in Greenville on the new 57 Brew Pub and Bistro, located at 1310 W. Washington St. (M-57) on the site where J.R.’s Roller Castle once stood.
The halls of Lakeview High School are alive with the sound of music, thanks to a grant from the Fender Music Foundation. The foundation, located in Agoura Hills, Calif., provides guitars and basses to four Michigan school programs each year. Lakeview was chosen to receive one of this year’s grants thanks to the efforts of music teacher Dean Gilbert, who handled the application process early in the school year.