Four new members and one returning member were sworn into office at Monday evening’s Edmore Village Council meeting. New members who won a seat on council in the Nov. 4 election were Karl Kluwe, who is the new president, and Jamie Ballard, Bonnie Davis and Phil Kohn, along with incumbent Karen Deja.
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The efforts of Ionia County Central Dispatch to add $200,000 to its annual budget to help upgrade equipment for its radio, phone and computer systems has paid off.
The proposal to increase the 911 monthly surcharge by 40 cents per month, from $1.90 to $2.30 per month, was passed by a vote of 10,134 (58.2 percent) to 7,273 (41.8 percent) in Tuesday’s election.
An infectious disease outbreak like Ebola usually has three things working in its favor: A lack of remedies, a lack of precautions and an unchecked system to where those infected travel beyond ground zero.
Fortunately, if ever an infectious disease were to threaten the mid-Michigan area, health officials say they are more than ready.
The daily routine of life hasn’t been the same for Cpl. Robert “Bobby” Thrailkill of the U.S. Marines since he lost his legs in an improvised explosive device blast in Afghanistan four years ago. Living in an apartment in Caledonia, Thrailkill, 23, has not only had to get used to his prosthetic legs and the different mobility challenges they present, he also has had to deal with the everyday challenges of just getting on with his day, be it showering, reaching for things in a cabinet or just moving about within his apartment. Life, Thrailkill said, was difficult just doing the simple things.
With no agenda and no scheduled speaker, members of the Coalition of Greater Greenville (COGG) had a roundtable discussion of random topics at Thursday’s meeting at the Greenville Public Schools Central Services Building.
While the wolf population remains a hot debate among Michiganders, there is another species that may be more threatening across the board.
There is something special happening at Crystal Motor Speedway. For the past few years, owner Ron Flinn has seen more and more female drivers take to the track, and he expects more to come when the racing season starts back up again in April.
It has been open only a little over a month, yet the new ice cream business, Shorty’s Sugar Shack, has accumulated many heart-felt stories already.
This city’s council approved the Planning Commission’s recommendation to amend the language of downtown residency regulations, which will make it easier for upstairs rental units.
It was just a sunspot. Perhaps a new freckle, so she told herself. But even after two dermatologists told Cindy Partlo it was not cancer, a small concern still lingered and grew, as did the spot over the years. Last spring, Partlo, 51, an administrative assistant at Mid-Michigan District Health Department, was strongly encouraged by her eye doctor, Renee Martin of Martin Eye Care in Greenville, to seek a third opinion for the spot on her nose, a spot she first noticed in 2000.