Belding City Council members are fielding calls from disgruntled residents following a speed limit reduction just outside of city limits that was approved during a regular Feb. 16 meeting.
The longtime Ionia County prosecutor has been appointed to fill a vacant judicial seat in Ionia and Montcalm counties. Gov. Rick Snyder announced Monday he has appointed Ron Schafer as the new 8th Judicial Circuit Court judge.
Noah Byrd has long acted as an unofficial ambassador to foreign exchange students at Grattan Academy, welcoming visitors from countries across the world with open arms.
As the 16-year-old junior sat among his peers Thursday — and a number of foreign exchange students whom he now calls close friends — it didn’t take long before the attention of everyone in the high school gymnasium turned to him.
Presidential primary elections have been drawing record voter turnout throughout the United States.
Today, it’s Michigan’s turn.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Just a short time ago, Matthew Reed wasn’t entirely sure his students could come together and play the music program he had arranged to the expectations they had set forward. The Central Montcalm band director was determined to have his high school students ready to perform at the Michigan State Band and Orchestra District Band Festival, but facing a total of eight snow days, the necessary rehearsal time just wasn’t there.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in a 2014 study, determined that an average of one in 68 children between the ages of 3 and 17 in the United States are on the autism spectrum. The Right Door for hope, recovery and wellness, formerly the Ionia County Mental Health Department, is working toward offering behavioral services to more autistic children in the area community by constructing an addition to their facility in Belding.
A Belding City Council member resigned during Tuesday night’s regular council meeting. Jerry Lallo’s resignation is effective immediately and comes in the wake of his father’s decline in health. Lallo, who was elected in 2013, will be moving to Florida to assist in his father’s care.
After being battered last Thursday with nearly 12 inches of snow, another blast of snow Tuesday is keeping plow drivers busy. According to Road Commission for Montcalm County Superintendent-Manager Mark Christensen, another winter storm that began at approximately 7 a.m. and carried into the night kept plow trucks on the road throughout the day.
In the winter game of snow days played by local school districts, every card in the hand has officially been played. With nearly three weeks remaining in the winter season, there isn’t a single school district within The Daily News coverage area that hasn’t exhausted the entirety of its allocated six snow days by the state government.
During tonight’s regular city council meeting, Councilman Jerry Lallo announced his resignation, effective immediately.
Lallo is planning a move to Florida in order to take care of his ailing father.