TEN QUESTIONS: Blueberry farmer/Red Wings fan

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Phil Kohn, born and raised in Edmore, class of 1976. Currently an accounting professor at Ferris State University (Division II national football champs). Currently serving Montcalm County’s District 5 on the Board of Commissioners.

PASTOR MCALVEY: Make it a muck-free day

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On April 14, 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt gave “The Man With the MuckRake” speech. 

Now, it is likely that you never studied this in history class, and it doesn’t make the rounds quite like the Gettysburg Address by President Lincoln or “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” by Patrick Henry.

The dancing Scot

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Greenville’s Lydia Schmachtenberger signs letter of intent to join Alma College dance team

Dance has been a positive outlet and activity for Lydia Schmachtenberger since she was young — she’s always dreamed of staying with dance for as long as she could.

STEVE MERREN: The glory of small water

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Nothing says spring like fishing and, due to the landscape of mid-Michigan, countless unpressured pockets of water are scattered mere miles apart and prime for dropping in a line. 

Montcalm Township residents demand answers, clerk declines to comment

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Several weeks ago, prior to the May 3 election, Frank and Lori Oxford were perplexed when four envelopes arrived at their door, sent from the office of the Montcalm Township clerk.

With the letters addressed to Frank, Lori and their two adult children, the Montcalm Township residents opened their mail, curious as to what correspondence they had received.

Crystal Township Board spends $35,000 of ARPA money on fire department

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The Crystal Township Board voted unanimously to spend $35,000 of its share of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) money in support of the Crystal Township Fire Department.

The township will receive a total of $284,803 in ARPA money over the next few years.

Lakeview Village Council talks water and sewer projects, rates

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Water and sewer infrastructure continues to be a topic of concern for the Lakeview Village Council and village staff. The conversation came up again during Tuesday’s meeting.

Municipalities across the state are wrestling with how to fund required upgrades to drinking water and wastewater systems.

Grateful Hearted delivers 130 hand-decorated bags to veterans

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 In celebration of Easter and to remember our veterans and their service, on April 9, Grateful Hearted delivered 130 hand decorated bags which included 130 individual handmade cards to veterans at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans

Sports Roundup for May 13, 2022

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Check out local Sports Roundups for Friday, May 13, 2022.

United Hospital recognized with an A for safety

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Spectrum Health United Hospital was awarded an A in the spring 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing the hospital’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.