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Montcalm County Equalization Department still in flux

Equalization Department employees are missing their assessment roll specialist.
Senior Appraiser Kay Vestergaard and Address Administrator Deb Becker appeared Tuesday before the Montcalm County Finance & Personnel Committee and again asked commissioners to reinstate former Assessment Roll Specialist Yvonne Niswonger.

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SPORTS GALORE: GHS plays final game at Black Field

Black Field was dedicated in 1936. In between. it has been used for football, soccer, track and field, softball and much more. More recently, football players begin playing on Black Field as young as 7-years-old and wrap up their careers as seniors in high school.

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Greenville schools receive favorable audit summary

Greenville Public Schools got a favorable review on the district’s annual financial audit.
Phillip Saurman, an accountant at Hungerford, Aldrin, Nichols and Carter PC in Greenville, gave the district an unqualified opinion on its money management practices and federal compliance audit.

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Former CC-C superintendent back with district

Bob Swanson didn’t stay retired for long.
The former Carson City-Crystal Area Schools superintendent is back with the district after the Board of Education approved a proposal to hire him as a financial consultant.

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Drunken motorcyclist pleads guilty

STANTON — A Crystal man pleaded guilty after attempting to elude police while drunk on his motorcycle this summer. Brice Hillard, 29, appeared in a wheelchair Thursday in 8th Judicial Circuit Court. He pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated third offense. Hillard could receive up to five years in prison for the felony, but he likely [...]

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Man pleads guilty to holding his mother hostage as ‘prisoner of war’

A man who held his mother hostage with a crossbow as a “prisoner of war” last January pleaded guilty last week.
Daniel Freshney, 44, of Vestaburg, was arrested and charged with felonious assault after his mother reported him to the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post.

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Vet clinic employee sentenced for stealing, using animal meds

A former receptionist at Orchard View Veterinary Clinic in Montcalm Township was sentenced to jail time last week for stealing and using animal medication from his employer.
Travis Hill, 24, of Greenville, was charged with larceny in a building and possession of narcotics less than 25 grams.

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Contract extended for Lakeview-Stanton manager

James Freed will be doing double duty in Lakeview and Stanton for three more years.
The Stanton City Commission voted 4-1 on Sept. 27 to extend Freed’s contract. The Lakeview Village Council voted 5-0 on Monday night to do the same.

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Plenty of treatments available to treat and prevent breast cancer

Breast cancer has many different forms and doctors have many different tools to treat it or prevent it, according to Terri Fullerton, nurse practitioner at the Cancer Center at Spectrum Health United Hospital.

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DEQ panel addresses public concerns over Mueller Brass lead cleanup

Air and soil monitoring will continue for at least another three years around Belding’s Mueller Brass plant.
The first phase of soil cleanup is underway this month in the neighborhood east of the plant at 302 Ashfield St.