Weekly farm and flea markets stimulate local economies by attracting visitors to shop for homegrown products. They offer a place to buy fresh fruit, vegetables, soaps, jellies, baked goods, antiques and crafts from local crafters and family-owned farms.
Two people involved in a car accident Thursday afternoon are in stable condition at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.
Michigan State Police Troopers from the Lakeview post responded to an accident at the intersection of M-91 and Kendaville Road near the Five Corners store at 12:42 p.m.
A Riverdale man was sentenced to up to 30 years in prison Wednesday after being convicted of criminal sexual conduct. Matthew Walrath, 53, was originally charged with four counts of criminal sexual conduct involving a 23-year-old victim who is related to Walrath. The charges originated from an incident in Crystal in August 2010.
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The village of Pierson was home to a recall vote Tuesday. Now it’s on to the next one.
A red Pontiac Grand Prix was headed north on M-91 and a white Dodge van was headed east on Kendaville when the van apparently ran a stop sign and hit the Grand Prix. Two patients were transported by ambulance to a hospital.
A Muir man is being charged with 11 crimes related to child pornography. Investigators from the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post’s Ionia detachment arrested James Hay, 53, at his home in Muir following a lengthy investigation.
Montcalm County is now contracting with Republic Services for local recycling options. Recycle World on the corner of Sidney Road and M-91 in Montcalm Township is no longer a drop-off location for recyclables.
Construction has started at Ellis Elementary School in Belding, where three new kindergarten rooms are being built along with two rooms added to the middle wing of the school. Those classrooms will be ready for use at the start of the 2012-2013 school year.