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From left, Ionia County’s 64A District Court Judge Raymond Voet, Ionia County Probate Judge Robert Sykes, Ionia County Commissioner and Vice Chairman Jim Banks, Commissioner Brenda Cowling-Cronk, Commissioner Georgia Sharp, County Administrator Stephanie Fox and Physical Plant Director Scott De Ruischer prepare to break ground Monday afternoon at the future site of the Ionia County Courthouse addition. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Ground broken on long-awaited Ionia County Courthouse addition

Ionia County officials broke ground on a long-awaited addition to the county courthouse Monday afternoon.

Ionia County Commissioner and Vice Chairman Jim Banks said this project has been a long time in the works. He told the people gathered for the groundbreaking, including Belding City Manager Bruce Brown and Ionia City Manager Jason Eppler, the idea for additional facilities dates as far back as 2002.

Relief pitcher Evan Stoneham took over the mound in the fourth inning of game two against Forest Hills Northern, striking out five batters to keep his team within striking distance.

Greenville baseball enjoying great season so far at 13-1

When Keegan Cossou stepped up to the plate, with his team down by one in the last inning Tuesday, all he wanted was to make good contact.

That he did, sending the high pitch from Forest Hill Northern’s (FHN) pitcher over the fence, giving the Yellow Jackets a dramatic 3-2 win to sweep the Huskies in the doubleheader, having won 4-2 in the first game.

Montabella’s Hanna Stockwell swings at a high pitch during the Mustangs’ first game against Breckenridge on Tuesday.

Montabella softball team loses pair to Breckenridge

BLANCHARD — Montabella’s softball team is no longer undefeated in the Mid-State Activities Conference (MSAC). The Mustangs, who were 2-0 in the MSAC after beating Carson City-Crystal in a doubleheader, lost both ends of a doubleheader to Breckenridge on Tuesday by scores of 7-6 and 12-1 in five innings. “Those are two wins we needed,” [...]

DME Corp. and its parent company Milacron Holdings Corp. are consolidating its mold base manufacturing from Pennsylvania to 1117 E. Fairplains St. in Greenville. DME previously purchased Master Unit Die Products Inc. (MUD), including Greenville’s Fairplains Street facility, in 1998. — Daily News/Cory Smith

JUST IN: Plastic injection molding business expanding to Greenville

A 75-year-old global plastic injection molding supplier is closing its plant in Pennsylvania and making a $5 million expansion to Greenville, creating up to 70 new jobs.

Tri County’s Andrew Houghton watches his putt on the 18th green during the CSAA jamboree Monday at Brookside Golf Course.

Lakeview 2nd at own CSAA jamboree

GOWEN — Lakeview’s boys golf team made a major step forward Monday. The Wildcats finished second at the Central State Activities Association jamboree Monday at Brookside Golf Course. Lakeview shot a 361, which trailed only Big Rapids’ 313. “I am very pleased with (Monday’s) performance,” Lakeview coach Brian Corwin said. “We had a tough round [...]

Montcalm County Sheriff Mike Williams speaks with Montcalm County Treasurer JoAnne Vukin on Monday night after county commissioners voted to create a set rate for local municipalities regarding contracted sheriff’s deputy pay in 2019. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Montcalm County commissioners set rate for contracted sheriff’s deputies

Local municipalities will all be paying the same price for contracted sheriff’s deputy coverage starting in 2019.

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners voted 8-1 on Monday night to set the annual contract rate at $75,000 starting in 2019.


Funeral Notices for April 26, 2017

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Wednesday, April 26, 2017


IN BRIEF: Stanton to research city burn ordinance

Wayne Boughan, a new Stanton resident, approached the City Commission during Tuesday night’s meeting regarding burn permit requirements.

Wishing to enjoy the warm weather, he wanted clarification on when he need to call Stanton City Hall for a burn permit when he decided he wanted to enjoy a campfire.


JUST IN: Day Township fire destroys barn; house saved

A small fire that escaped the grasp of a homeowner Tuesday morning resulted in the total loss of his barn and the majority of the contents within.

Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a three-car fatal accident Tuesday in in Easton Township, north of Ionia. — Courtesy Photo

JUST IN: Greenville woman killed in three-car accident in Ionia

A Greenville woman was killed Tuesday afternoon in a three-car collision that occurred north of Ionia.