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OPINION: Breast cancer: A patient’s perspective

Cancer is the most disheartening diagnosis a patient and family can receive.
It is natural to have anxiety immediately when hearing the dreaded C-word. Jean Southward and her family from Carson City knows this experience all too well.


Planning commission working on adjusting and adding ordinances

GREENVILLE — The Greenville Planning Commission is working on amending ordinances to bring them up-to-date and adding new ones.


Walk to End Alzheimer’s

GREENVILLE — The inaugural Montcalm County Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sept. 10 raised $6,400, which will go to research on Alzheimer’s disease. The walk attracted 67 participants. The Boys from Amsden provided music as the walkers registered. Each walker had a personal story and reason for walking. Families walked in honor of a loved [...]


Area schools do their part to fight breast cancer

Cancer doesn’t discriminate among young or old and male or female. Neither do area schools helping to raise money to fight the disease. The Lowell Red Arrows have set the standard when it comes to raising awareness and prevention of cancer among area high school districts. For four years, the “Pink Arrow Pride Project” has [...]


‘I am the face of life after cancer’

Early 2004 looked to be a great year for Rockford resident Julie Elyea and her family.
“I cruised along through February, March, April and May,” she said. “Everything was going as I had planned. Then came June 23.”

Courtesy photo Pam Main of Lakeview, Kelly Johnson of Cedar Springs and Kami Main of Washington, D.C., participated in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day For The Cure from Sept. 23-25 in Washington, D.C.

Women walk for a cure

WASHINGTON — Dolinda Riley Barnes died at age 28 after battling breast cancer for four years.

The Montcalm County Clerk's Office in the court complex currently allows visitors inside to speak with employees behind a counter. The Board of Commissioners is discussing placing bulletproof glass around the entire countertop area. (Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Montcalm County commissioners discuss adding bulletproof glass to court offices

Montcalm County Clerk’s Office and Prosecutor’s Office employees soon may be working behind bulletproof glass.
The future of court security is still unknown, but the Board of Commissioners is being proactive in the meantime.


Montcalm County Animal Control to operate with 2 officers

Changes at the Montcalm County Animal Control continued to be discussed Tuesday.
Former Animal Control Director Patricia Lentz’s position was eliminated Sept. 26 as part of $1.3 million in county budget cuts.
Commissioners previously voted to hire a part-time shelter assistant to help Animal Control Officer Angie Sova.


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.


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.