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Montcalm County welding program to receive donations

The Montcalm Area Career Center will receive a $1,000 worth of donations for its welding program.

Perry Hill, a Montcalm Community College welding student, and Lincoln Electric Co. is donating welding jackets to the program, according to Paula Fortino, associate superintendent for Career Technical Education and the principal of the Montcalm Area Career Center.


Local farmers markets opening

Weekly farm and flea markets stimulate local economies by attracting visitors to shop for homegrown products. They offer a place to buy fresh fruit, vegetables, soaps, jellies, baked goods, antiques and crafts from local crafters and family-owned farms.

Two people sustained injuries and one had to be extricated from a vehicle Thursday afternoon when the driver of a white Dodge van traveling east on Kendaville Road failed to stop at a stop sign and struck a red Grand Prix traveling northbound on M-91. Daily News/Cory Smith

UPDATE: Two injured in accident near Five Corners store

Two people involved in a car accident Thursday afternoon are in stable condition at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.

Michigan State Police Troopers from the Lakeview post responded to an accident at the intersection of M-91 and Kendaville Road near the Five Corners store at 12:42 p.m.

Matt Walrath

Riverdale man sentenced for sex crimes

A Riverdale man was sentenced to up to 30 years in prison Wednesday after being convicted of criminal sexual conduct. Matthew Walrath, 53, was originally charged with four counts of criminal sexual conduct involving a 23-year-old victim who is related to Walrath. The charges originated from an incident in Crystal in August 2010.


Funeral Notices for May 11, 2012

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Police Reports for May 11

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For Pierson, it’s one recall down, one to go

The village of Pierson was home to a recall vote Tuesday. Now it’s on to the next one.

Two people were injured in a crash this afternoon at M-91 and Kendaville Road near the Five Corners store. - Daily News/Cory Smith

JUST IN: 2 injured in accident near Five Corners store

A red Pontiac Grand Prix was headed north on M-91 and a white Dodge van was headed east on Kendaville when the van apparently ran a stop sign and hit the Grand Prix. Two patients were transported by ambulance to a hospital.

James Hay

Muir man charged with multiple child porn crimes

A Muir man is being charged with 11 crimes related to child pornography. Investigators from the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post’s Ionia detachment arrested James Hay, 53, at his home in Muir following a lengthy investigation.

Starting Aug. 1, the mobile one day per month drop-off sites will discontinue and new permanent unmanned sites will be created in Carson City, Crystal, Edmore, Lakeview, Stanton and one more yet-to-be-named location.

Montcalm County establishing permanent recycling sites

Montcalm County is now contracting with Republic Services for local recycling options. Recycle World on the corner of Sidney Road and M-91 in Montcalm Township is no longer a drop-off location for recyclables.