Holiday Pops tickets go on sale Monday

Of all the signs that the holiday season has officially begun, the most impressive and musically pleasing may be when the Grand Rapids Symphony comes to town.

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Craig Jones is shown left with Jim Ryan when they finally met face to face at a friend’s home in Jenison. The two connected while the former principal and mentor shared his memories of Danny Jones with a nephew who always had a strong emotional tie to the uncle he never met. — Courtesy photo

Memory of Vietnam Marine from Greenville spans more than 50 years and 1,000 miles

It all started with a phone call from a former Greenville High School principal seeking the family of a former student.

Greenville Downtown Development Authority member Jim Hopkins, left, and Greenville City Clerk/Treasurer Norice Rasmussen, right, look at potential designs of interpretive signs to be placed in downtown Greenville, as Flat River Museum and Greenville Historical Society President Keith Hudson, top, describes the images during Tuesday’s DDA meeting. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Interpretive signs to be located centrally in downtown Greenville

This community’s first electrical lights? Installed in 1888. The first brick laid on Lafayette Street? Placed in 1910.

Kristen Millard

Voter turnout down in Ionia, Montcalm counties

The most divisive presidential election in recent history resulted in a decrease in voter turnout for both Ionia and Montcalm counties Tuesday. Ionia County saw a 61 percent turnout, while Montcalm County was not much better at just under 63 percent.

Voters enter and exit the Faith Baptist Church voting precinct in Greenville on Tuesday morning. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Local school and township millages pass

Voters in three Montcalm County townships and the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools district approved a handful of fire, road and school millage ballot proposals Tuesday.


JUST IN: Greenville man killed in two-car crash

A Greenville man was killed this morning in a two-car crash at the intersection of Lincoln Lake and 6 Mile roads

Voters wait patiently in line Tuesday at Faith Baptist Church in Greenville as they prepare to cast their votes in the general election. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Schafer elected to preside over the 8th Judicial Circuit Court

A former prosecutor appointed judge was handily elected to the bench Tuesday. Voters chose Ron Schafer of Portland to preside over the 8th Judicial Circuit Court, which rotates between Ionia and Montcalm counties.

Republican Jim Lower of Cedar Lake, who won the election for state representative for Michigan’s 70th District, reviews election results Tuesday evening at Turk Lake Bar and Restaurant with his wife, Kristen. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Lower defeats Hart for 70th District

Republican candidate Jim Lower of Cedar Lake defeated Democratic challenger Ken Hart of Alma in Tuesday’s race for 70th District state representative.

Residents of Greenville cast their votes in the presidential election at Faith Baptist Church on Tuesday morning. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Amash, Moolenaar both returned to Congress

Incumbents in Michigan’s 3rd and 4th Congressional districts were easily re-elected to office Tuesday. Voters returned Justin Amash, a Republican, to the 3rd District, which covers portions of Barry, Calhoun, Ionia, Kent and Montcalm counties.

Ron Schafer

JUST IN: Schafer elected 8th Judicial Circuit Court judge

A former prosecutor appointed judge was handily elected to the bench Tuesday.