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OUR VIEW: More taxes on gas is no solution for road repair

A week ago today, Michigan’s Legislature adjourned without voting on a solution for funding road repair. This is disappointing, to say the least, especially when you consider that Michigan spends less per driver on roads than any other state, but has some of the highest taxes at the pump as state constitution dictates most of the sales tax on motor fuel goes to schools and local governments.

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JUST IN: 5 injured in Sunday evening crash in Pine Township

Five people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in Pine Township on Sunday evening. Montcalm County Sheriff Deputies responded to the accident at approximately 6:42 p.m. at the corner of Gravel Ridge and Coral roads.

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Funeral Notices for June 21, 2014

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Police sketch of a suspect involved in an alleged attempted abduction of a Greenville girl. — Courtesy photo

JUST IN: Sketch released of alleged attempted abduction suspect

After the reported attempted abduction of a 15-year-old Greenville girl, police have released a composite sketch of the suspect.

The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the alleged attempted abduction near the intersection of Dickerson Lake Road and Greenville Road. The incident occurred around 3 p.m. last Friday, June 13.

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JUST IN: Ventra Ionia to invest $8.5 million, create up to 144 jobs

Today, the Ionia County Economic Alliance and The Right Place, in partnership with the city of Ionia and the Michigan Economic Development Corp., announced
Ventra Ionia Main LLC, a subsidiary of Ventra Greenwich Holdings Corp., plans to invest up to $8.5 million to expand operations in the city of Ionia.
As a result, Ventra intends to create up to 144 jobs.

Emily Waldon

THE REVIEW: The spirit of the World Cup competition

On January 20, 1961, President John F. Kennedy delivered an inaugural address that, unbeknownst to him, would hold true for many generations to come.

“The world is very different now,” he said. “For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life.”

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Funeral Notices for June 18, 2014

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Kral signs her letter-of-intent with Cleary University to golf in college. With her is Cleary coach Bob Fillips. — Courtesy photo

Tri County’s Kral signs to golf at Cleary University

Tri County’s Taylir Kral will continue her golfing career at the next level. Kral recently signed her letter-of-intent to play golf in college for Cleary University in Howell.

An Amish sawmill on Kendaville Road was destroyed by a fire Wednesday morning. Lightning is believed to be the cause. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

JUST IN: Lightning strike sparks fire that destroys Amish sawmill

An Amish community’s saw mill at the 6000 block of Kendaville Road was completely destroyed this morning by a fire believed to be ignited by a lightning strike.

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Funeral Notices for June 17, 2014

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