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Carson City Regional Correctional Facility prisoner sentenced for assaulting guard

A Carson City Regional Correctional Facility guard was brutally attacked by a work crew prisoner with a pitchfork almost two years ago. Sam Olivio of St. Johns finally was able to return to work this year — albeit on light duty with part-time hours. His attacker was sentenced Thursday to up to 75 additional years in prison.

William T. Ham was announced the 2012 Fred and Lena Meijer Spirit of Caring Award recipient on Thursday. Pictured, from left, is the 2011 Spirit of Caring Award recipient Dr. Roger L. Coles, Ham and Carolyn and Terrance Slocum, the honorary co-chairpersons of the 2012 Charity Ball.

Ham announced as 2012 Spirit of Caring recipient

William T. Ham was honored for his “unlimited kindness” he shares with the community Thursday night. The 2012 Fred & Lena Meijer Spirit of Caring Award recipient was announced at a Celebration of Caring Dinner, which was hosted by the Spectrum Health United Memorial Foundation at the Winter Inn.


Montcalm County heads ‘agonized’ over ‘painful’ budget cuts

Register of Deeds Lori Wilson tried to lighten the mood when she presented her proposed budget cuts to the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners Finance & Personnel Committee earlier this month. “I bought a Lotto ticket today,” she joked. “Maybe that’ll help.” But Montcalm County’s projected budget deficit is no laughing matter.


Belding Marching Band Invitational Sept. 24

The music of marching bands will float over Belding on Saturday as the 11 different bands from the region converge for the Belding Marching Band Invitational at Rudness Field.

Sheridan Community Hospital Director of Pharmacy Mary Thomas mediates a Medication Disposal Coalition of Montcalm County meeting while Spectrum Health United Hospital Director of Pharmacy Services Heather Christensen takes notes.

Montcalm County Coalition makes disposing meds easy

Properly disposing unwanted medication can be tricky. The newly named Medication Disposal Coalition of Montcalm County (MDCMC) wants to make the effort easier.

Jessica Meloche of Greenville tees off on hole No. 12 on Thursday at The Links of Bowen Lake.

Defending champs take Greenville Invitational

The Muskegon Mona Shores Sailors put together another tremendous performance on the golf course. Not surprising for the two-time defending Division 2 state champions. The Sailors won the Greenville Invitational Thursday at The Links of Bowen Lake with a score of 311. That was 41 shots better than second place Holt. The host Yellow Jackets placed third with a score of 358, which was 20 shots better than Forest Hills Central in fourth place with a 378.


Sports Galore Column: Eat ‘em up Tigers

I think most of you know I’m a huge baseball fan. Most importantly, a huge Tigers fan.

Julia Bos of Grand Rapids Christian and Bailey Parmalee of Greenville cruise through the first mile of a Sept. 22 race at Riverside Park.

Yellow Jackets runners battle O-K White foes

The course was nice and flat, the tempertures were perfect, but the wind played havoc on harriers at Wednesday’s OK White Jamboree at Riverside Park in Grand Rapids.


Winning streak over, Central faces Coyotes

The undefeated, unscored-on season is history. Now Central Montcalm’s football team can look forward to playing football without the added pressure.

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Belding volleyball sweeps Spartans on special night

A week long schedule of events created by the B Foundation to raise awareness and benefit families in the Belding community touched by cancer continued on Tuesday night.