Widespread changes throughout the Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids will have a direct effect on several local Catholic churches in the Ionia and Montcalm county areas. On April 12 the Diocese of Grand Rapids released its “Our Faith, Our Future” pastoral plan, a plan described to “establish a well-defined direction for future decisions and facilitate change to assure a strong and vibrant Church in the 11-county diocese,” according to a statement released by the diocese. Locally, this means changes coming to five area churches.
This is Ethan Vance’s last year as a 4-H’er. “I went out with a bang,” he said. Indeed he did.
Spicer Group recently presented a street assessment to the Carson City Council. Project Manager James Ensign and Construction Services Engineer Nick Elliott attended the meeting on behalf of Spicer Group. Ensign explained how Spicer Group could help the city use $100,000 in funding from the state for road repairs.
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Finishing last in the O-K Blue Conference wasn’t something Belding golf coach Doug Anderson had in mind for the season. But Anderson knew the conference was going to be a tough one to play in because “there were a lot of great golfers,” he said.
A Montcalm Township man is in custody after he allegedly threatened his family at knifepoint for more than two and a half hours early Sunday morning. Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 1100 block of West Sidney Road at 12:46 a.m. regarding a man armed with knives, threatening to kill his family.
The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted criminal sexual assault of a woman who successfully escaped after she was attacked. A 23-year-old Stanton woman reported at 10:39 p.m. Sunday that she had been walking near a small lake in the Colby Ranch game area when she was approached by a man driving a red car.
State Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, sponsored an agriculture town hall meeting Friday to inform the community about agriculture not only in Michigan, but especially in Montcalm County. The meeting was held at the Ash Building at the Montcalm County 4-H Fairgrounds just north of Greenville and was attended by about 50 residents, committee members, commissioners and more, including Michigan State University Extension Office Director Thomas Coon.
A Grand Rapids man is in jail after allegedly stabbing a local man and attempting to stab another local man Friday night in Greenville. According to Greenville Department of Public Safety Director Mike Pousak, the incident began at a party at River’s Edge Townhouses on Hillcrest Street in Greenville.
Starting Sunday, it will be illegal to buy, sell or use synthetic drugs in Michigan. But Howard City Police Chief Steve DeWitt is getting a head start on cracking down.