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Edmore pain clinic raided, “Dr. Bob” indicted

An Edmore pain clinic was raided Tuesday by federal officials as eight people were indicted for a Medicare and Medicaid kickback scheme.
Babubhai Rathod, also known as “Dr. Bob,” of Mount Pleasant owns and operates Lakeshore Spine & Pain with pain clinics in Edmore, Ludington, Mount Pleasant and more.

Victoria Simon

GUEST VIEW: With liberty in education for all

The flag that flies proudly outside of every public school in Michigan reminds us that in the United States all students have the opportunity for a free and appropriate public education. The flag reminds us of our liberty which includes the freedom to choose the most appropriate public education for our child including traditional public schools or charter schools. We also have the right to reject a free public education and choose to pay for private or parochial (religion-sponsored) school or home-school.

Eric Tett

Greenville stabbing suspect facing three charges

A Greenville man is facing three charges after an alleged stabbing at the Wesco gas station in Greenville on Sunday. Eric Tett, 27, was arraigned Monday afternoon on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and vehicle tampering.

State Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, and State Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, discuss issues at Monday’s Legislative Luncheon at Montcalm Community College. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Emmons, Outman focus on veterans at Legislative Luncheon

During last week’s State of the State address, Gov. Rick Snyder placed a heavy focus on the unemployment rate for veterans in Michigan. During Monday’s Legislative Luncheon at Montcalm Community College, local legislators kept focus on the issue. “Our veterans do not have access to the opportunities that are available to them,” State Sen. Judy Emmons said. “We are last in the country for our veterans in Michigan accessing the programs that they have earned, that they have sacrificed for and we have to improve that.”


Funeral Notices for Jan. 24, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Jan. 24, 2012


VIDEO: Brownfield Authority member calls out colleagues for uninformed vote

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners rejected an engineering firm agreement today after a Brownfield Authority member called out his colleagues for an uninformed vote when they recommended the agreement.

Thomas Ranney of Montabella tries to roll his opponent during a match last year.

Mustang wrestlers perfect in CMAC

So far so good for Montabella’s wrestling team.
The Mustangs are 16-4 this season, which includes a perfect 3-0 mark in the Central Michigan Athletic Conference.


Leadership changes under way at Carson City-Crystal schools

Several leadership changes are afoot for Carson City-Crystal Area Schools. The Board of Education is experiencing some turnover while launching a search for a new superintendent. Board members chose North Star Inc. to represent the board in the superintendent hiring process after interviewing four companies.


More driver’s training segments coming to Carson City area

Plans are in the works to bring more driver’s training opportunities to the Carson City area. Stanton-based instructor Dave Packer is looking to rent space in the Carson City area to meet the needs of students who can’t attend the single session of Segment I driver’s training available through Carson City-Crystal High School.

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Carson City’s Frontier Days festival in doubt after sponsor pulls out

After a successful festival last June, the Carson City Frontier Days may be in serious trouble. Tami Tasker of the Frontier Days Committee reported to the Carson City Council that the festival lost their long-time title sponsor Carson City Hospital in October, due to the economy and are struggling to raise money for the annual event.