Firefighters from multiple departments responded to two early morning barn fires in Montcalm County today.
After the passing of a family member, a local family decided to donate medical equipment to a child in need to help make a difference in his life. Greenville residents Barb and Mike Hurst learned of 16-year-old Austin Jones in Mayville who has muscular dystrophy. His family was raising money for an all-terrain wheelchair to help Jones have easier access to being outside and in the nature.
A resident became emotional at a Fairplain Township meeting Monday night as the board addressed a blight issue at her address and decided to get an attorney involved. The board discussed a concern on about Jessica Vanconant’s home, located at 1762 W. Boyer Road, which was destroyed in a fire on July 16 — the fourth fire in six months on Boyer Road between Carlsen and Brown roads.
Firefighters extinguished a house fire Monday morning after a motorist spotted a burning mattress against the side of the home and then alerted the sleeping residents inside. Firefighters from the Carson City Fire Department were dispatched to 8915 S. Garlock Road at 9:04 a.m. and arrived on scene at 9:12 a.m. to find that the mattress had been moved from house and was smoldering in the yard. Fire had damaged the side of the house, but no flames were showing.
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The 17th Crystal Run the Lake running race was a lot cooler than last year’s race. High humidity was nowhere to be found and it helped bring out a lot of runners to the event, which helped get over 80 runners registered on Saturday, Aug. 3, noted Crystal Chamber of Commerce President Janet Shy. She said the route has also changed.
Marian Wrung hasn’t lived in Smyrna for a number of years now, but she will always call it home. That’s why, when she, her two daughters and granddaughter visited the small community during the “160-Years of Smyrna” celebration Saturday, it was a step back in time.
A father was sentenced to prison time recently for “hog-tying and beating” his 10-year-old son as a form of discipline. Erik Kulkoski, 35, and Michelle Kulkoski, 39, of Stanton, were each charged with first- and second-degree child abuse. The charges alleged that Erik “caused serious physical and mental harm by hog-tying and beating the child” numerous times between July and August 2011, while Michelle failed to intervene.
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