An 85-year-old woman was found safe after leaving an assisted living center in Orleans Township on Wednesday. The Ionia County Sheriff’s Office responded to do a ground search for the missing woman with a K-9 team at 10:37 a.m.
Anderson, Insley retain school board positions in Belding; Vestaburg, CC-C, Montabella, Tri County elect board members
After a long night of waiting for election results to trickle in throughout Ionia County, a close race for two spots on the Belding Area Schools Board of Education came to an end in favor of two incumbents.
The Lakeview Wildcats narrowly missed out on the MHSAA football playoffs. Narrowly means losing four games to playoff teams, one of which is still playing (Newaygo) in the regional finals. Lakeview lost three of those games by two touchdowns or less, including a 9-8 loss to Newaygo and 21-14 to regular season unbeaten Reed City.
Belding’s volleyball team had their season end in tough fashion Tuesday night. The Reed City Coyotes swept the Redskins from the Class B playoffs with a 25-10, 25-19, 25-17 win in the regional semifinals at Fremont High School.
The Greenville Yellow Jackets volleyball team just completed its best season in a long time. The Yellow Jackets finished the season 35-12-5 overall this year. Their season ended with a three game match against Forest Hills Central in the Class district final, following a great win over defending Class A state champion Rockford in the district semifinal.
Despite continued crime throughout Montcalm County, voters decided to turn down a proposal in support of local law enforcement millage. A 0.6 millage proposal to generate $971,830 per year for two years for the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office was shot down Tuesday by 11,647 “yes” votes (48 percent) compared to 12,735 “no” votes (52 percent).
After serving the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office for more than 26 years, Republican Dale Miller will now lead the department as the newly elected sheriff.
Despite losing the national presidential race Tuesday, local Republicans found delight in celebrating the re-election of one of their own. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, was re-elected to his 70th District post for a second term, besting challenger and former state representative Mike Huckleberry, D-Greenville. The tallied votes included 17,104 for Outman and 14,150 for Huckleberry (not including one precinct in Gratiot County, which remained unreported early Wednesday morning).
In a race for Montcalm Township supervisor, incumbent Michael Adams, an independent, was elected to a full term for the first time.
Three Rons were elected to the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners in contested races Tuesday.