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Niles Thompson, left, and Bob Gilman opened their new business — Lake Montcalm Auto & Boat Center in Six Lakes — Labor Day weekend and have been busy ever since.

New Lake Montcalm Boat & Auto Center in Six Lakes enjoying ‘explosion’ of business

SIX LAKES — When a Montcalm County area marine shop went out of business Bob Gilman came up with an idea to start his own business, visioning more than just a marine supply and boat storage shop. With four big buildings on 30 acres of property five miles south of Six Lakes, Gilman and his [...]


The Right Place’s Jennifer Wangler to serve Ionia County businesses

Special to The Daily News IONIA — As the first step in enacting the terms of a formal contract signed in October, officials from the Ionia County Economic Alliance (ICEA) and The Right Place, Inc. recently hired Jennifer Wangler, an economic development professional and Right Place employee who will served Ionia County exclusively.
The hiring and [...]


Santa Claus visits Central Michigan Tire in Lakeview

  Santa Claus made an appearance at Central Michigan Tire in Lakeview Dec. 16-17 when Hayden Randall (at left) and business owner Larry Cole (above) had the pleasure of meeting him.


Funeral notices for Dec. 31, 2011

Today James Croff — 1 p.m., Hurst Funeral Home, Greenville.
Lillian Shattuck ― 11 a.m., Lux and Schnepp Funeral Home, Carson City. Tuesday Irene Eickenroth — 2 p.m., Bethel Lutheran Church (Heckman Funeral Home, Howard City). Alice May Victoria Mack — 2 p.m., Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Climax Chapel. Wednesday Barbara Sue (Taylor) Hadder —  1 [...]


Montcalm County Transportation Authority broke

The Montcalm County Transportation Authority is an estimated $10,000 in the red after the failure of a countywide public transportation system millage vote on Nov. 8.
That is leading to questions of whether the authority will be able to pay its costs stemming from the election.
According to Montcalm County Clerk Kristen Millard, the Transportation Authority owes the county $6,000 from the vote, including $3,100 for ballots and $2,800 for programming the question on the ballots.


Greenville wrestlers third at Goodrich

Greenville’s wrestling team made coach Paul Johnson happy about its performance Friday night.
The Yellow Jackets placed third overall at the 22-team Goodrich Invitational, finishing behind state-ranked St. Johns and Dundee while placing ahead of state-ranked Hesperia and Detroit Catholic Central.


Michigan map makes teacher’s methods memorable

Do you know the acronym “HOMES” to remember the names of the Great Lakes — Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior? Can you find them all on a map?

Scott Vukin

Longtime Pierson Township treasurer resigns

PIERSON TOWNSHIP — The longtime Pierson Township treasurer is stepping down so his wife can move up.
Scott Vukin is resigning to avoid a conflict of interest after his wife, Montcalm County Deputy Treasurer JoAnne Vukin, was appointed county treasurer.

Twist and Shout owners Deborah Schutter (front) and Michele Armock make delicious gourmet goodies along with a full menu they offer. Daily News/Kelli Ameling

End of the beginning: Launching a business

GREENVILLE — Michele Armock and Deborah Schutter took a negative and turned it into a positive when they opened Twist & Shout in downtown Greenville.


Funeral notices for Dec. 30, 2011

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Friday, Dec. 30, 2011