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Grattan Irish Pub supports Camp for the Blind and Visually Impaired

The summer camp season is around the corner, and many families all over the country are already registering their children for summer camp. Campfires, nature hikes, swimming, crafts, and letters to home are all part of the camp experience. Campers can hardly wait to arrive to camp and experience the magic of summer camp. Parents can hardly wait for the moment of peace to arrive! But for children who are blind or visually impaired, a “normal camp experience” may seem out of reach.


Funeral Notices – April 16, 2013

Read the funeral notices for Tuesday, April 16, 2013.


Greenville runner shaken but OK after Boston Marathon explosions

When Jeramy Duffield crossed the finish line at the Boston Marathon, he got a little teary-eyed. “It’s every runner’s dream to cross the finish line at the Boston Marathon,” he said. Just moments after, Jeramy and his wife, Tiffany, both of Greenville, experienced strong emotions of another sort.

Carson City’s Aiden Adkins, 11, (back) and Arija Adkins, 7, enjoyed the arts and crafts table at the Family Fun Day on Saturday at Montcalm Community College. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Families flock to Family Fun Day and Childhood Expo

Camel rides, sailboat races, face painting and swimming were just some of the events children and families were able to participate in during Saturday’s Family Fun Day and Childhood Expo. For about 20 years, the fun-filled event has been held to dedicate a day for families to spend together.

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Howard City woman crashes car into tree, house

A Howard City woman accidentally drove into a house Sunday afternoon. A medical condition may have been the cause of the accident, which occurred around 3:05 p.m. at E. Edgerton and Hemlock.


Funeral Notices – April 15, 2013

Read funeral notices for Monday, April 15, 2013.

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Fry’s Golf Carts is rebuilding after battery explosion fire

For 10 seconds, Cliff Fry thought about calling it quits. On vacation in Florida on Feb. 20, Fry sat heavy in his chair as he watched live security camera video of his golf cart repair business burning to the ground. A fire that started in the back of the facility at 5575 S. Mt. Hope Road, likely from a golf cart battery explosion, consumed the storage facility that Fry and his employees operated out of.

Klinker’s gas station in Sheridan was known under many different names over the years. The family-owned business is celebrating its 30th year of service this year.

BIZ BEAT: Klinker’s gas station celebrates 30 years

For Jamie Klinker, putting in long hours at the Sheridan gas station/convenience store she co-owns with her mother, Mary Anna Klinker, is old, comfortable habit. She has, after all, been involved with the store for the past 30 years.

Ken and Deb Lund’s flock of 28 sheep was attacked by a neighbor’s dog last November. — Courtesy photo

Man asks Montcalm County for help after neighbor’s dogs kill sheep

A Montcalm County man is hoping a century-old law will provide him and his wife with financial restitution after a vicious dog attack resulted in the deaths of eight of their sheep. On Monday, the Montcalm County Law Enforcement & Courts Committee considered a request from Kenneth Lund of Sheridan. Lund wrote commissioners a March 22 letter detailing a Nov. 20, 2012, incident in which a flock of 28 sheep owned by Lund’s wife Deb were attacked by two neighborhood dogs. Six ewes were killed by the dogs and two more ewes had to be euthanized due to the severity of their wounds. The remaining sheep were all injured in some form or another.


Montcalm County Drain Commission office may change hours

The Road Commission for Montcalm County works four 10-hour days per week during the summer construction season. The Montcalm County drain commissioner is looking at doing the same in her office.