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Greenville hospital project on target for spring 2013

The United for Health project broke ground in October and is set to be officially opened in spring of 2013. However, facilities will begin to open as early as this May. The project consists of construction and renovations to all of the outpatient services, which include Stanley and Blanche Ash Emergency Department, Bill Braman Family Diagnostic Center, Ray and Mary Tower Main Lobby, Spectrum Health United Heart and Vascular Center and Patient Access and Registration.


Central Montcalm conducts superintendent interviews

The Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education will re-interview their own curriculum and assessment director Sunday for the top administrative post in the district. Troy Lindley, a former coach for Montabella Community Schools and current middle school principal for Newaygo Public Schools, and Kristi Teall, curriculum and assessment director for Central Montcalm, were interviewed Thursday evening by the school board. The questions covered a variety of topics such as technology, board/administration relations and school improvements.

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Veteran writer Mike Taylor joins Daily News staff

The newest reporter at The Daily News is also one of the most experienced. Mike Taylor has worked at newspapers in Big Rapids, Grand Rapids, Jenison, Lakeview, Rockford and the Detroit area. He also writes a monthly horoscope for several English-print newspapers in Russia, “although I don’t particularly believe in astrology or know anything about it,” he admits.

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JULIE STAFFORD: What’s your personality type?

According to ancient Chinese wisdom, each of us has personality characteristics that are defined by five elements — wood, fire, Earth, metal and water. The idea is that everyone possesses certain aspects of all five elements, but that one tends to be more dominant than the others. Knowing where you fall, it’s said, can help you make healthier lifestyle choices when it comes to diet, jobs and relationships.


Greenville planners OK rezoning request

One Greenville resident has been working with the planning commission to see his property rezoned to be able to update his residency up-to-date.

Grattan Academy student Jayde Stevens, 15, of Belding will be the guest of honor at a fundraising event slated for Monday at the high school. - Courtesy photo

Belding teen with arthritis finds strength and courage in family, friends

Jayde Stevens, 15, was barely 3 years old when she was first diagnosed with systemic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Although the disease can be devastating, Jayde’s particular case wasn’t as bad as some, at least at first.

Jim Byrum spoke on global warming and other ag-related topics to a mix of farmers, politicians and area business owners Thursday evening at Montcalm Community College. - Daily News/Mike Taylor

Is global warming affecting Michigan farms?

It was an eclectic mix gathered Thursday evening at Montcalm Community College — politicians, local business owners and farmers. But they all had one thing in common – a shared interest in the continued health of the state’s agriculture business.

Nora Ryan was named Citizen of the Year on Tuesday evening. - Daily News/Jessica Beery

Nora Ryan named Carson City Area Citizen of the Year

A spunky nurse with a knack for getting her move on was honored Tuesday evening during the 19th annual Carson City Area Community Recognition Night at St. Mary’s Hall. Nora Ryan, a registered nurse at Carson City Hospital and local Zumba instructor, was named Citizen of the Year on Tuesday evening in front of her family, friends and co-workers.


Montcalm County offices to close for 5 furlough days

Montcalm County offices will be closed today for the first of five furlough days this spring and summer.


Greenville Middle School student expelled for 180 days

A Greenville Middle School student was expelled from Greenville Public Schools for possession of a knife.