Ionia County officials are tightlipped about why they fired their information and technology (IT) services director. Walter Barnes, 43, of Stanton, was let go from his job on April 27 by Ionia County Administrator Stephanie Fox.
Staff and students at Lakeview Community Schools may go back to school as early as Aug. 31 this year. The Lakeview school board heard plans regarding an earlier start to the school year, as well as an update about the balanced calendar concept, during Monday’s regular meeting.
Several county roads within this township will be treated for improvement with crack seal and gravel this summer. The Crystal Township Board voted 4-0, with Trustee Jason Anderson absent Wednesday, to approve $123,573 out of the township’s road fund.
Belding’s softball team had a short-lived comeback. The Redskins came from a 4-0 deficit against the Coopersville Broncos on Thursday, only to lose in extra innings 5-4. The comeback started in the bottom of the sixth inning with a Greta Wilker solo home run. It was completed in the bottom of the seventh inning on a two-RBI double by Olivia Stephan.
Tri County 9, Wyoming Kelloggsville 3: The Vikings got a non-conference win Thursday, beating the Rockets. Kyle Peterman came in in relief in the fifth inning, got a strikeout after giving up a hit and was credited with the win when Tri County took the lead while he was the pitcher of record…
For the second time in a week, Montcalm Township Hall was inundated with leather-clad bikers rolling-in on their Harleys … and one blue sedan. Burley, bearded and benevolent, members of The Chosen Ones joined the Montcalm Township Board to witness the final decision concerning their clubhouse.
A Vestaburg bank manager has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of embezzlement and identity theft. The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation at the Vestaburg branch of Mercantile Bank at 9002 E. Howard City-Edmore Road (M-46) that led to the arrest of a longtime employee.
Chris Webber was the one who accepted the money. Chris Webber called the timeout. Chris Webber lied to a grand jury. Chris Webber also continues to carry a chip on his shoulder, which was evident during his interview on The Dan Patrick radio program Wednesday. Webber apparently has issues with his former Fab Five teammates and the University of Michigan.
After a few days of playing golf in rain and wind, the sunshine was abundant and the wind, finally calm. Playing at Glenkerry Golf Course, the Butternut Homeschoolers defeated the Lakeview Wildcats and Central Montcalm Hornets on Wednesday. Butternut shot 173, Lakeview 194 and Central Montcalm 202.
Central Montcalm 2-0: The Hornets continued their winning ways with a pair of wins at home against Ionia on Wednesday. Game one was an 8-3 win. Emaleigh Taylor earned her first varsity win in 4 2/3 innings. She allowed one run and three hits with three strikeouts. Mallory Morgan got the save…