The art of tattooing has been around for centuries. First brought to the attention of the western world in the 1700s by sailors returning from faraway lands, tattoos have a long and — some might say checkered — nautical past.
Business is booming in the city of Stanton and on Tuesday, city officials, state representatives and local business people gathered to note the recent influx of new businesses to the city.
Tim Minikey knows his way around an automobile. For decades he’s been turning a wrench, taking broken vehicles and making them unbroken.
His first professional foray into auto repair was as a mechanic. After that, for 11 years, he ran a tool company.
Heavier than average rainfall probably won’t have too great an influence on most crops grown in the area, according to Montcalm County Extension Field Crops Educator Fred Springborn, though it is likely to be responsible for some crops getting in the ground later than they would during a warmer, drier spring.
For Jamie Klinker, putting in long hours at the Sheridan gas station/convenience store she co-owns with her mother, Mary Anna Klinker, is old, comfortable habit. She has, after all, been involved with the store for the past 30 years.
In an era of bag-your-own, robo-teller grocery shopping, where customer service is little more than a quaint memory, there are still locally owned stores that serve old-fashioned, in-person customer service, like Leppink’s. With locations in Belding, Lakeview, Stanton, Howard City and Ferrysburg, Leppink’s represents a throwback to a better time, when service was king and the customer’s needs came first.
If there’s a motor under the hood, chances are Lake Montcalm Boat & Auto Center will be able to fix it. The showroom and shop have been serving the community’s auto and marine needs since officially opening in 2011.
STANTON — Zerka’s Party Store at 134 W. Main St. has changed hands but remains in the family business as Scott Zerka’s son, Eric, is now the owner. As of April 1, Eric Zerka put his nursing training on hold and accepted the role of owner of the party store/gas station, taking over a business [...]
Link Wireless store opens in Greenville GREENVILLE — Amy Swindell and Karen Cook’s new business, Link Wireless LCC, offers Boost and Virgin Mobile users more options for calling plans and branded-select items locally. The business opened Feb. 23 in the Marketplace Shoppe at 702 Greenville West. It is the second store Swindell and Cook have [...]
Lori Jones, owner of Morning Lori Diner and Bakery in Stanton, is taking her customers around the world one dish at a time. Jones is always looking for ways to liven the atmosphere at her business, which is located on the ground floor of Hotel Montcalm on the corner of Main Street and Camburn Street [...]