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 [...]
A pair of Daily News staff members are receiving promotions on Monday.
Elisabeth Waldon has accepted the position of news editor. In her new role, she will manage the reporting staff, scheduling and story assignments. Waldon also has been named editor of the Carson City Gazette — her second stint in that role. Ryan Schlehuber has accepted the new position of features editor, which will include supervising a features writer and providing more support in the production of The Daily News beyond the special section content he currently produces.
By The Daily News STANTON — Two investigation groups will reveal their findings of possible paranormal activity at Clifford Lake Inn during a special “Haunting Unveiling” event at the historic inn at 7 p.m. tonight. Mid-Michigan Paranormal Investigators from Mount Pleasant and Montcalm Community College’s paranormal investigation club will each present their findings of possible [...]
Many residents and visitors have enjoyed visiting and returning to Clifford Lake Inn, a resort destination for 131 years. According to new paranormal investigative evidence, some people have never left.
SIX LAKES — When a Montcalm County area marine shop went out of business Bob Gilman came up with an idea to start his own business, visioning more than just a marine supply and boat storage shop. With four big buildings on 30 acres of property five miles south of Six Lakes, Gilman and his [...]