After agreements on police protection provided by the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office were reached by Crystal, Eureka, Montcalm and Sidney townships late in 2012, the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners has officially approved the contracts between the four townships and the sheriff’s office to assign deputies to the respective townships. The contracts were agreed upon by the board in November and awaited approval from each township in December.
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One team was undermanned, the other was one of the best teams in the country. The level of competition changed dramatically from one match to another on Wednesday night for the Greenville Yellow Jackets wrestling team at home.
Belding 39, Wyoming 37: The Redskins earned an O-K Blue conference road win on Wednesday. Belding voided four weight classes, but picked up wins from Nate Cooley (fall at 112), Jesse Scheidel (fall at 125), Aleks Silva (fall at 135), Michael Walker (overtime decision at 152), Blake Rodarmer (fall at 171), Neil McCully (fall at 215) and Todd Haller (fall at 285)…
Belding’s girls basketball team was having trouble with their offense and it showed Tuesday night. The Redskins made only nine field goals and was 3-for-21 from the free throw line in a 61-23 loss to the Ionia Bulldogs Tuesday night.
After losing everything in a house fire a week ago, a benefit account at a local bank has been set up to help out a Greenville woman. Oakfield Township Fire Department was dispatched at about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday to 10830 Podunk Ave. NE, near 13 Mile Road and Lincoln Lake Avenue.
An Ionia County lake in jeopardy of seeing its lake level drop significantly is on course to receive repairs on a dam that will properly maintain the lake level for another 30 years. Ranney Lake, located in the upper northwest corner of Ionia County just south of the county line and north of Belding, is a private lake with approximately 14 lots surrounding it.
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The Michigan State Police Lakeview post has completed its investigation into the shooting that occurred in Belding earlier this month. According to Community Service Trooper Keith Disselkoen the information gathered from the post has been turned over to the Ionia County Prosecutor’s Office.
With a new bill recently introduced in the State Senate, the debate between a full-time and part-time Legislature is now beginning to gain traction across the state of Michigan. Sen. John Proos, R-St. Joseph, told the Detroit Free Press for a story Sunday that he has introduced legislation that would let voters decide whether lawmakers should work only 90 days a year.