There was some optimism early this week that the nonsense called the NHL lockout would be coming to the end. After all, the NHL owners actually submitted a proposal, which included some amendments from previous “going through the motion” offers. That was late last week.
The new interim supervisor for Eureka Township officially took over the position on Tuesday. At the Dec. 10 township board meeting, newly re-elected Supervisor Laura Shears told the board she was taking a leave of absence and recommended appointing Rod Roy to take her place.
After one month of investigating the Handy Market robbery in Greenville, there are still no suspects in the case.
After months of deliberation during several Belding Planning Commission meetings, it appears the subject on the keeping of urban chickens within city limits is over. Belding City Council members voted down an ordinance amendment Wednesday evening that would have allowed chickens in residentially zoned districts. In a 4-1 vote against the amendment, with Councilman Joe Feuerstein voting in favor, the keeping of chickens in Belding will continue to be illegal within city limits.
The wheels are just beginning to turn, but events have been put into motion in the initial stages of constructing a new central services building for Ionia County. During an Ionia County Board of Commissioners meeting on Dec. 17, commissioners approved a recommendation from the facilities committee to authorize the spending of up to $10,000 for the service of a facilities planner.
The Crystal Township Board held a special meeting Wednesday night to discuss construction for a proposed addition to the fire barn. Fire Chief Lonny Fitzpatrick and Assistant Fire Chief Scott Brundage discussed the plans they had in mind for the addition.
Although the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has yet to declare the midwestern region of Michigan safe for ice fishing, it is recommended that those who do choose to venture in the sport do so on shallow areas of lakes. It is recommended that natural ice should be at least 4 inches thick before walking on it.
Volunteer Connections Montcalm-Ionia counties and United Way Montcalm-Ionia announces its new Volunteer of the Month program.
Although the Greenville community meal had fewer people than expected, the event still served its purpose of helping those who go without during the holidays. The meal began three years ago when Greenville Public Schools Director of Student Services Linda Van Houten had a family approach about getting meals for children, who – at the time – received free breakfast and lunch at school, when school was not in session.
Read the funeral notices for Friday, Jan. 4, 2013.