2022-06-13

New addiction services clinic launched to help fight local opioid crisis

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With drug addiction at an all-time high for Montcalm County, Spectrum Health recently opened a walk-in clinic for those who need help with drug abuse.

After planting their services at the Greenville Spectrum Health Family Medicine clinic in April, the clinic has been able to help many struggling with addiction already. Open every Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., this clinic treats all drug and alcohol-related addictions with counseling and safe medication.

Oh, so close!

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Belding senior Mason Anderson finishes third, two shots back in swan song state finals

Standing on the third fairway at The Fortress Golf Course, Belding senior Mason Anderson was pondering his next shot.

Playing his final hole of the Division 3 state golf finals, Anderson knew he needed to make a birdie to tie for the lead and have a chance at a playoff. The fate of the championship hung in the balance.

Montabella Community Schools solar project anticipated to save money, educate students

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Montabella Community Schools has entered into a 25-year agreement for a solar energy project on school property, which result in an estimated savings of nearly $1 million over 30 years.

The school board voted in April to contract with Sun FundED LLC, an education services company based in Carmel, Indiana, via a program called Solar-as-a-Service. A technical review of the project is underway and construction is anticipated to begin sometime in 2023.

LAUREN PRESUTTI: Being highly sensitive can be a strength

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Through online blogs and in the academic literature, you may have come across the label “highly sensitive person.” Individual qualities can vary a great deal depending on a person’s environment, mood, or emotions, so sometimes I struggle with the binary implications of this term. Can we really say that people are simply “highly sensitive” or “not highly sensitive”? Just like other qualities, it seems that the level of sensitivity a person holds is a matter of degree. We all might waver in our sensitivity, and that’s OK. Some days we might feel particularly sensitive and other days we may not. Nonetheless, this is an interesting topic to explore — what exactly does it mean to be a “highly sensitive person”?

Monday, June 13, 2022

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Ionia softball team no-hit in 16-0 regional semifinals loss to Chelsea

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The Ionia Bulldogs softball team traveled to Chelsea on Saturday morning for their first regional semifinal appearance in 16 years.

Pitted against the hosting Bulldogs, the No. 3 ranked team in Division 2 according to MHSAA’s Second Half rankings, Ionia came in as a clear underdog, but it didn’t stop them from giving their full effort.

Upcoming and pending services for June 13, 2022

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Upcoming and pending services for June 13, 2022