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John Moolenaar

Moolenaar claims 4th District GOP primary victory

A state senator is one step closer to representing the 15-county 4th District of Michigan. John Moolenaar, 53, of Midland, bested two other Republicans in one of Tuesday’s hottest primary election races. He came out on top with 34,401 votes. His main opponent Paul Mitchell, of Saginaw, had 23,844 votes. Peter Konetchy, of Roscommon, finished a distant third with 7,408 votes.

James Hoisington

Hoisington to face Outman for 70th District

A Democrat from Stanton will take on the current Republican state representative for the 70th District seat in November. James Hoisington bested Ken Hart in a close race to win the Democratic nomination in Tuesday’s primary election.

Judge Donald Hemingsen

Hemingsen leads judge vote, will face Dunne in November election

Montcalm County 64B District Court Judge Donald Hemingsen easily took the majority of the votes in Tuesday’s primary election. The longtime judge was challenged for his seat on the bench by Greenville attorney Kathleen Dunne and Stanton attorney Ronald Finegood.

David Hodges

Hodges elected to Ionia County Board of Commissioners

David Hodges successfully defeated his fellow Republican challenger Debra Bach on Tuesday, winning the race for an open District 1 seat on the Ionia County Board of Commissioners.

Scott Wirtz

Wirtz re-elected to Ionia County Board of Commissioners

In a bid for re-election to his second term as Ionia County Commissioner for District 5, Scott Wirtz successfully defeated fellow Republican challenger Chad Murphy.

Hopeful bidders filled the Sheridan Community Center on Monday for the Ionia/Montcalm county minimum bid land auction. — Daily News/Kyle Wilson

Bidders take a leap of faith at Ionia/Montcalm county land auction

Hopeful bidders at Monday’s annual Ionia/Montcalm county land auction ranged from the novice (“I am so scared,” admitted Sue Keift) to the experienced (“You really need to do your homework,” advised Brett Freeman).

The gymnasium at Threshold Academy in Orleans Township is full of items from throughout the school that are available for purchase via auction today.  — Daily News/Cory Smith

Auction to empty remaining contents of Threshold Academy

The halls of Threshold Academy will once again be filled today, but not for the original purpose of educating young students. Rather, visitors will be attending an auction with the option to purchase the last remaining items contained within the school from classroom to classroom.


Funeral Notices for August 5, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, August 5, 2014

An explosion that police say was the result of a homemade bomb left remnants of a garbage can strewn all throughout one family’s yard on Youngman Road. The incident is one of at least three where a homemade device was used in the Greenville area. — Courtesy photo

Police probe string of Greenville area explosions

The Michigan State Police are looking for suspects involved in setting off multiple homemade explosives in and around the Greenville area.


2014 Primary Election Preview Links

Click on the following links for stories previewing Tuesday’s primary election.