The year of 1853 is at least two lifetimes in the past. Franklin Pierce was the 14th president of the United States. Troops under the direction of American attorney/journalist William Walker captured La Paz in Baja, Calif., and declared the Republic of California, which proved to be short-lived. Future painter Vincent van Gogh was born and past U.S. Vice President William King died. And a church parish came into existence in the small village of Hubbardston.
Summerfest in Lakeview hit the ground running this past weekend with “beefed up” versions of many festival favorites and a host of new offerings.
Miss Danish Festival Emily Smith had a goal going into the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant this past week. A recent 18-year old Greenville High School graduate, Smith wanted to win one of the talent competitions.
She did even better — she won two.
Funeral notices for Monday, June 17, 2013
When folks in Lakeview talk music, especially those who have lived there a while, the name of Elmer Coon tends to come up frequently. His death, on June 10, again brought his name to the forefront of the conversations of long time locals.
Voters in the Vestaburg Community School district will be asked whether to approve a bond proposal this summer. The proposal calls for a 1.3 mill increase, which would cost an average homeowner in the district $48 per year for 10 years to fund improvements to buses and roofs at the school. The bond proposal will be on the Aug. 6 ballot.
A generous man who has left his mark on the Greenville community will be missed by many throughout the area.
Gordon Stauffer, 74, of Hunter Lake, Gowen, died suddenly early Friday morning.
When Dale Miller was elected as the new sheriff of the the Ionia County Sheriff’s Department in November, he took on the position with a mindset to make the department more proactive rather than reactive.
Funeral notices for Saturday, June 15, 2013.
Members of Preferred Federal Credit Union (PFCU) in Greenville will likely see few, if any, changes in day-to-day operations after July 1, when a planned merger with Grand Valley Co-op Credit Union takes affect.