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K&W Tool and Machine machinist Mike Buskirk drills some mining machine components.


When it comes to manufacturing in Montcalm County, there are few facilities as unique as K&W Tool and Machine Inc.


Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015

Funeral notices for Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015


JUST IN: Van Houten officially joins Greenville school board

It was all about strategy during the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education meeting on Monday.

During her first official school board meeting, Superintendent Linda Van Houten gave her first official report.


JUST IN: January deadline recommended for CC-C open carry decision

Following another lengthy discussion by Carson City-Crystal school board members on the subject of permitting open carry on school property, Superintendent Kevin Murphy is now requesting the board reach a decision by January.

Michigan State Police Trooper Roger Hunt discusses the consequences of impaired driving with Greenville High School freshmen Cameron Heppe, Will Enbody and Lonnie Gibbons during the Project Save Our Children program. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville students experience impaired driving simulation

Driving is one of the fundamental rites of passage for any U.S. teenager. However, driving is a great responsibility, guided by choices behind the wheel. A wrong choice can have severe repercussions.

Since retiring a few years ago, Orleans Township resident Don Kline has been experiencing symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Parkinson’s disease, stemming from the years he served with the infantry in Vietnam. Although somewhat incapacitated due to his illnesses, he remains a passionate collector of Native American arrowheads. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Belding veteran Don Kline’s experience in Vietnam conflict leaves lasting scars

Don Kline, just a year out of Belding High School, did not want to go to Vietnam. Like most young men, all he really wanted was to get a job, date a girl or two, maybe start thinking about a career. But in March 1968, shortly before his 19th birthday, Don’s draft notice arrived. He was one of 44,000 young men who found their lives forever altered by a conflict — nobody official was calling it a war — half a world away.


JUST IN: Thieves enter cars in Evergreen and Bushnell Townships

Two separate cars were targeted for theft over the weekend in two separate townships.

On Sunday, the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office responded to two separate complaints of thefts from automobiles in Evergreen and Bushnell townships.


JUST IN: Montcalm County BOC approves Headlee override ballot proposal

Montcalm County voters will likely be deciding more than a presidential primary in the March 8 election.

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners today voted 8-0 to place a five-year Headlee override millage proposal on the ballot.


Funeral Notices — Monday, Nov. 9, 2015

Funeral notices — Monday, Nov. 9, 2015

David Bourgeois, president and creative director of Voice Coaches, a New York-based business which helps people train for voice-acting careers, will instructor a one-day only class called “Getting Paid To Talk” at Montcalm Community College Dec. 3. The class will be limited to 25 people. (Courtesy photo)

Dec. 3 voice acting class could open up self-employment opportunities in growing industry

There is a growing industry that is allowing more and more people self-employed opportunities, both full-time and part-time. One only needs a voice.