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Taking a stroll through the hospital lobby to greet patients and guests, CCH President and CEO Matt Thompson stops to have a chat with longtime hospital volunteer Bruce Gates in the hospital lobby.  — Daily News/Cory Smith

Thompson steps into role as Carson City Hospital chief

Carson City Hospital (CCH) is welcoming its fourth president and chief executive officer in 75 years. Matt Thompson, who has served as the hospital’s vice president and chief operating officer for the past four years, accepted the hospital board of directors’ offer to succeed Bruce Traverse as president and CEO and was to be officially appointed Saturday.

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Funeral Notices for Dec. 26, 2011

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, Dec. 26, 2011

Woods and Waters | Ed Gilbert

ED GILBERT: Snowmobiles and snow for Christmas

So where’s the snow? For many years we went snowmobiling before, during and after Christmastime.

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Greenville Community dinner to help those who go without

Opportunities for Success is offering a community dinner for those who go without during the holiday season. The Community Dinner will take place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 28 at the Greenville High School Cafeteria.

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Central Montcalm, CC-Crystal to meet in Shepherd

For the second year in a row, Central Montcalm and Carson City-Crystal will meet in Shepherd on Wednesday. This time things will be slightly different in that the Green Hornets will have a different coach in John Kearney, who will take his 1-3 team into the game.

On My Mind | Maureen Burns

MAUREEN BURNS: A cup of kindness

We think of Christmas as merry, happy and ho-ho-ho. It is, for most people. But this year, I am very aware of many who are not merry, happy and full of ho-ho-ho.

Even at age 88, John Heron still likes to competitive ski. The Edmore resident has advanced to the NASTAR 70-and-older division nationals every year since turning 70.

Edmore’s John Heron still enjoying ‘over the hill’ on skis

By Robin Miller Daily News correspondent At age 88, John Heron isn’t taking being “over the hill” sitting down. If anything, he’s skiing down it. ‘Get back up and go’ Heron still remembers his first competitive downhill race. He adjusted his goggles, leaned forward in his boots and planted his ski poles into the white [...]

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Chamber Check-Up: Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce

By Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce Chamber office closed for holidays As is the tradition, the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce office will be closed at 5 p.m., Dec. 23, until 9 a.m., Jan. 2. The Chamber staff wishes you a safe and blessed Christmas and holiday season. Chamber annual meeting & dinner The Chamber’s [...]

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The Electric Professor raises $700 for Toys for Tots

Dave Ritsema, a technician for The Electric Professor in Greenville, gets assistance from his daughter, Lauren, picking out toys for the company’s Toys for Tots drive. The Electric Professor was able to buy more than $700 worth of toys and Walmart gave additional gift cards to use towards the purchases. The Electric Professor gave a [...]

Youths line up at a fire safety booth to receive fire safety materials and snow cones made with a Michigan Homeland Security Arctic Blast Sno-Cone machine at the Trout-A-Rama event in Baldwin, Lake County, last July. — Courtesy photo

Ionia, Clare counties return snow cone machines

West Michigan has a shortage of snow, but no shortage of snow cone machines. The 13 counties of the West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission (WMSRDC) each received a $900 Arctic Blast Sno-Cone machine earlier this year along with additional equipment through the Michigan Homeland Security Grant Program. Costs for the snow cone machines totaled $11,700.