Elisabeth Waldon

Christopher Wilcox

Michigan Court of Appeals upholds Pierson man’s methamphetamine lab conviction

The Michigan Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Pierson man who was operating a methamphetamine lab in his home, where two young children lived.

Frank Goodroe

Lakeview/Stanton manager vacancy down to 2 finalists

The search for a new manager for the village of Lakeview and the city of Stanton has been narrowed down to two finalists.
Jacob Eckholm of Muskegon is currently regional manager of TrueNorth Community Services in Fremont, while Frank Goodroe of Huntington Woods is currently administrator of Oak Park District Court.

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UPDATE: Greenville man ID’d after fatal accident on M-57

Police have identified a man who died in a two-car crash on M-57 near Greenville last month.

Charles Gregory Samuel, 20, of Greenville, died in the crash Wednesday night, July 23.

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Montcalm County budget committee considers requests from 4-H, sheriff

Montcalm County commissioners have begun sorting through a plethora of budget requests for the upcoming fiscal year. Montcalm County Controller-Administrator Chris Hyzer led Wednesday’s three-and-a-half-hour meeting, alongside Finance & Personnel Committee members Ron Baker of Howard City, Tom Lindeman of Greenville and Ron Retzloff of Crystal.

John Moolenaar

Moolenaar claims 4th District GOP primary victory

A state senator is one step closer to representing the 15-county 4th District of Michigan. John Moolenaar, 53, of Midland, bested two other Republicans in one of Tuesday’s hottest primary election races. He came out on top with 34,401 votes. His main opponent Paul Mitchell, of Saginaw, had 23,844 votes. Peter Konetchy, of Roscommon, finished a distant third with 7,408 votes.

James Hoisington

Hoisington to face Outman for 70th District

A Democrat from Stanton will take on the current Republican state representative for the 70th District seat in November. James Hoisington bested Ken Hart in a close race to win the Democratic nomination in Tuesday’s primary election.

Judge Donald Hemingsen

Hemingsen leads judge vote, will face Dunne in November election

Montcalm County 64B District Court Judge Donald Hemingsen easily took the majority of the votes in Tuesday’s primary election. The longtime judge was challenged for his seat on the bench by Greenville attorney Kathleen Dunne and Stanton attorney Ronald Finegood.

Hopeful bidders filled the Sheridan Community Center on Monday for the Ionia/Montcalm county minimum bid land auction. — Daily News/Kyle Wilson

Bidders take a leap of faith at Ionia/Montcalm county land auction

Hopeful bidders at Monday’s annual Ionia/Montcalm county land auction ranged from the novice (“I am so scared,” admitted Sue Keift) to the experienced (“You really need to do your homework,” advised Brett Freeman).

Kathleen Dunne

ELECTION PREVIEW: 2 candidates running against current judge

Two local attorneys are looking to unseat the longtime judge of Montcalm County’s 64B District Court in Tuesday’s primary election. Kathleen Dunne of Greenville and Ronald Finegood of Stanton are both vying for the position currently held by Judge Donald Hemingsen of Sheridan.

Ken Hart

ELECTION PREVIEW: Democrats Hart and Hoisington hoping to face off against Outman

Two Democrats are facing off in the primary election for a chance to unseat the 70th District state representative incumbent in the general election. Ken Hart of Alma and James Hoisington of Stanton are vying for the Democratic win on Tuesday with the hope of besting current State Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, in November.