Several Board of Commissioners races will be on the Aug. 5 primary election ballot affecting our readers in three local districts. Debra Bach of Otisco Township and David Hodges of Belding are vying for the Republican win for the District 1 seat on the Ionia County Board of Commissioners.
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Two Democrats are facing off for the 70th District state representative primary election win, while two Republicans are vying for the 86th District state representative victory.
Built in 1964, the Michigan National Guard Armory in Greenville building has stood relatively untouched for the past 50 years. The armory, which houses the 1073rd Maintenance Company, recently underwent a much needed renovation, receiving a $1.7-million facelift.
This village’s manager is bowing out amid an employment dispute. Neil Rankin received a letter on Monday from the law firm of Mika, Myers, Beckett & Jones in Grand Rapids stating the village council’s 4-2 vote on June 30 to not extend Rankin’s contract means Rankin is no longer employed as village manager.
There’s just something about a baseball field. While other sports carry their own traditions, baseball embodies a nostalgia for its rich history and maintains the ability to reach generation after generation. Father to son, grandfather to granddaughter. Each time a story is told, the home runs get longer, and the catches more elaborate.
The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners voted 8-1 Monday to extend The Montcalm Center for Behavioral Health’s lease, despite objections from the commissioners’ own chairman. The Center for Behavioral Health in Stanton is a community mental health authority providing services and support for people with serious and persistent mental illness, developmental disabilities and children with severe emotional disturbances. It also provides emergency services to anyone in the community 24/7.
Mark Nichols has been Lakeview Middle School’s track coach for what he believes is 10 years. “I forget what year I started there,” he said.
Two Belding men are behind bars following their arrests Monday in connection with a series of burglaries in Ionia County. According to Ionia County Sheriff Dale Miller, investigators identified the two men as suspects in the burglaries, which took place over the past several weeks. Investigators say the two were stealing items from residences, and then selling the stolen goods to a pawn shop.
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