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Anthony Stickler said the Montcalm Alliance carefully selected the books at the Montcalm County Business Resource Center housed in the Home Township Library in Edmore for long-standing, practical information. - Daily News/Robin Miller

Montcalm County Business Resource Center offers business startup tools

The Montcalm County Business Resource Center (MCBRC) — located in the Home Township Library in Edmore — was created specifically for entrepreneurs who need a place to investigate potential business concepts prior to launching a new business.


Spectrum Health United Hospital in top 100 nationwide

Spectrum Health United Hospital (SHUH) in Greenville was named one of the top 100 best hospitals in the country based on Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals surveyed. Of the 918 small-community hospitals surveyed nationwide, only 20 were selected as recipients. SHUH is the only small-community hospital, under 100 beds, in the region to receive the recognition.


Sheridan fire department offers fire safety program for children

The Sheridan Community Fire Department is organizing a fire and burn safety prevention program for local children. More than 260 children ages 5 to 12 will receive educational fire prevention materials created and geared toward each age level, according to Fire Chief Doug Lane.


Funeral Notices-April 21, 2012

Read funeral notices for Saturday, April 21, 2012.

Just Thinking | Julie Stafford


The first clue there was a problem was the smell — something was dead, no mistaking it.


Overdose sends Greenville High School student to hospital

A Greenville High School student was transported to the hospital Thursday morning after police discovered he had become ill smoking marijuana laced with incense. Greenville Department of Public Safety officers discovered at 7:45 a.m. that a 15-year-old student had been smoking marijuana laced with either “K2” or “Spice,” which are both synthetic drugs, prior to reporting to school.

Julie Stephens

Greenville’s Stephens to sing national anthem at Tigers game

Julie Stephens is used to being in the spotlight. After all, she’s been singing in many venues and in front of different audiences since she was 9 years old. However, this Tuesday will be Stephens’ biggest performance yet — singing the national anthem at a Detroit Tigers home game in Comerica Park.

Belding first baseman Seth Nelson ends a Sparta rundown with a tag during Thursday’s O-K Blue game at home. Sparta won 4-2. — Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Belding baseball bats quiet in 4-2 loss to Sparta

The Belding Redskins and Sparta Spartans are evenly matched on the baseball field. Meeting for the third time in three days, the Spartans pieced together some timely hits while silencing the Redskins’ bats in a 4-2 O-K Blue victory on Thursday night. Sparta starter Michael Flannery pitched a gem. He allowed just one hit in 6 1-3 innings of work and two runs.


Belding softball missing a pair of key players in 7-1 loss to Sparta

Playing without two of their top players the Belding Redskins softball team struggled both at the plate and in the field. The Redskins coming off two victories against the Sparta Spartans on Tuesday lost 7-1 in a single game on Thursday afternoon at Demorest Field in O-K Blue play.


Greenville man arrested after stolen car found in Florida

A Greenville man is in custody after a vehicle he allegedly stole in March was located in Sarasota, Fla., earlier this week. Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 64-year-old man for obtaining goods under false pretenses and larceny by conversion in connection with taking a vehicle for a test drive from a local car dealership.