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Funeral Notices for Dec. 27, 2011

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Barnes True Value Hardware in Carson City is a local example of entrepreneurship in Montcalm County. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Montcalm Community College expert discusses entrepreneurship

Greenville and the greater Montcalm County area have a rich history with entrepreneurship. Local luminaries such as Fred Meijer, Stanley Ash, Ray Tower, the Cook family and the Gibson family all started as entrepreneurs and grew their businesses into multi-million dollar or multi-billion dollar a year enterprises.

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Belding boys basketball coach optimistic despite tough start

If you ask Belding boys basketball coach Brian Babbitt about his 0-5 start, he takes an optimistic view of it. “The final score is about the only thing in my opinion that hasn’t gone our way,” Babbitt said. “I’ve been pleased with their effort and extremely pleased with their attitude. Their work ethic is phenomenal.”


Montabella wrestling coach nears 300 wins

Montabella wrestling coach Shaun Balhorn has his team sitting at 7-2 in dual meets so far this season. If the Mustangs win their next dual meet, it will be a milestone victory for him.

Taking a stroll through the hospital lobby to greet patients and guests, CCH President and CEO Matt Thompson stops to have a chat with longtime hospital volunteer Bruce Gates in the hospital lobby.  — Daily News/Cory Smith

Thompson steps into role as Carson City Hospital chief

Carson City Hospital (CCH) is welcoming its fourth president and chief executive officer in 75 years. Matt Thompson, who has served as the hospital’s vice president and chief operating officer for the past four years, accepted the hospital board of directors’ offer to succeed Bruce Traverse as president and CEO and was to be officially appointed Saturday.


Funeral Notices for Dec. 26, 2011

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Woods and Waters | Ed Gilbert

ED GILBERT: Snowmobiles and snow for Christmas

So where’s the snow? For many years we went snowmobiling before, during and after Christmastime.


Greenville Community dinner to help those who go without

Opportunities for Success is offering a community dinner for those who go without during the holiday season. The Community Dinner will take place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 28 at the Greenville High School Cafeteria.


Central Montcalm, CC-Crystal to meet in Shepherd

For the second year in a row, Central Montcalm and Carson City-Crystal will meet in Shepherd on Wednesday. This time things will be slightly different in that the Green Hornets will have a different coach in John Kearney, who will take his 1-3 team into the game.

On My Mind | Maureen Burns

MAUREEN BURNS: A cup of kindness

We think of Christmas as merry, happy and ho-ho-ho. It is, for most people. But this year, I am very aware of many who are not merry, happy and full of ho-ho-ho.