The Flat River, the long body of fresh water that snakes through the tri-county area, is seeing a sudden influx of carefree, floating people nowadays thanks to a new business.
Sitting in the hospital with any ailment is not what one would call a pleasant experience. However, a group of volunteers were working hard on Monday to at least bring a smile to the faces of some Greenville and Belding residents who found themselves infirmed.
After 386 days without a new contract in place, the Belding Area Schools Board of Education and Belding Education Association (BEA) teachers union have at last agreed on a tentative contract.
The terms of the contract, however, have yet to be decided, and are in the hands of one man who will make those terms clear and binding.
The Ionia County Board of Commissioners has been talking for years about building a new central services facility. After last Tuesday’s meeting, the board is back to square one, according to Chairwoman Julie Calley. The board unanimously voted to set a preliminary budget of $2.5 million for a new facilities project.
A motorcyclist was critically injured after being struck by a pickup truck Monday afternoon. Ionia County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the accident at the intersection of Fisk Road and Storey Road (M-91).
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A West Michigan Amateur Athletics Union (AAU) girls basketball team showed itself to the rest of the country July 10-13. The West Michigan Lady Titans, coached by Jim Johnson of Belding, went to the semifinals of the Battle In The Boro national girls basketball tournament, amassing a 5-2 record in the tournament outside of Nashville, Tenn.
Jaxon’s not crazy. He’s mentally ill. It says so on his T-shirt. And he’s no more ashamed of that fact than you would be of a common cold, nor should he be.
Although the fall seasons aren’t quite here as yet, now is still a good time to scout for small game, turkeys and yes, even deer. The other advantage is that hiking about will be good for one’s health, and should you own a hunting dog it will be thankful for a romp in the woods or fields as well.
On an overcast, humid morning, five football teams strapped on the helmets, huddled and continued to prepare for the upcoming high school football season. With just 22 days until the first official practice and 40 days until the first game of the season, it’s crunch time for each program to make sure they are ready for the start of the season. On Friday, the Lakeview Wildcats and Tri County Vikings squared off with the host Belding Redskins, Ionia Bulldogs and Saranac Redskins in a 7-on-7 passing camp.