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What began as simply walking in place turned into a vigorous daily workout routine for Tiffany Duffield, who is one of three finalist for the Governor’s Fitness Award for Conquering Obesity. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Greenville woman’s transformation results in statewide recognition

Out of breath at the top of a flight of stairs and her lips and fingers tingling, a 363-pound Tiffany Duffield decided she had had enough. At 29 years old, she had to lose weight. “That was my breaking point. I called my husband and said I can’t do this anymore,” Duffield said. “I felt like I was going to die.”

Democratic candidate for governor Mark Schauer speaks to a crowd of fellow Democrats and Montcalm County residents at Huckleberry’s Restaurant in Greenville Friday. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

Governor candidate Schauer makes a visit to Greenville

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer stopped at Huckleberry’s Restaurant Friday with the message of a need for change in Lansing, taking his shots at Gov. Rick Snyder.

Cory Smith

Daily News staffers haul in 11 awards in AP contest

There are nearly 30 daily newspapers with a circulation of 15,000 or less in Michigan. Only two will win as many awards in the 2013 Michigan Associated Press Media Editors (APME) Contest as The Daily News.mike

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Montcalm County Animal Control goes from ‘bleak’ to exemplary

Just a few years ago, Montcalm County Animal Control was under fire from everyone from animal rights activists to run-of-the-mill pet owners. Management was slipshod, conditions and cleanliness were abysmal and euthanasia practices were archaic and — according to many — inhumane. The shelter actually had a contract with an individual who re-sold former pets and strays alike to animal testing facilities. What a difference three years can make.

Dr. Aaron Rackham works on patient Chuck Miller Thursday afternoon at the Charity Chiropractic Clinic he helped establish in Greenville to help provide medical services to the area’s disadvantaged. (Daily News | Mike Taylor)

BUSINESS BEAT: Charity Chiropractic Clinic helps food pantry, disadvantaged

veryone should have at least minimal medical care — regardless of economic circumstances — and that includes chiropractic, according to Dr. Aaron Rackham of Rackham Chiropractic Plus in Greenville. To that end, Rackham has set up Charity Chiropractic Clinic next to the Arms of Love Food Pantry and Thrift Store.

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Greenville library offers free digital magazine subscription

Dozens of magazines at your fingertips, wherever you go, and free of cost. That’s what the Flat River Community Library is now offering its cardholders as part of membership with the library.

Joseph Prentler

Scholarship to be established in honor of fallen soldier, CC-C graduate

When Joseph “Joey” Prentler was just 8 years old, he had already decided what he wanted to do once he’d grown up. Following in his grandfather’s footsteps, and upon graduating from Carson City-Crystal High School in 2008, Prentler accomplished his lifelong goal of joining the United States Army.


Funeral Notices – March 7, 2014

Read funeral notices for Friday, March 7, 2014.

Carson City-Crystal junior Mikayla Duflo hits a three-point late in the fourth quarter to pull the Eagles within five points of St. Louis on Thursday night.

JUST IN: St. Louis girls end CC-Crystal’s season

It’s been a remarkable run for the Carson City-Crystal girls basketball team.

Not just this season, but in the past three seasons, the Eagles won 59 games, three league and three district championships.

Janet Ralph

MAKING THE GRADE: How do businesses feel about the education of job applicants?

Last week in this column, I discussed what we could learn from Olympic athletes about dedication and self motivation. Before it was even printed, I read a column by Thomas Friedman titled “How to Get a Job at Google.” There were several points that were made that I felt paralleled those made about Olympic athletes.