A roadside brush fire that burned approximately 300 feet alongside M-57 on Monday afternoon was likely started from a cigarette thrown from a vehicle. According to Oakfield Township Fire Chief Don Riker, conditions were just right for a lit cigarette to catch fire to dry leaves and timber laying alongside the road, which is what he believes caused the fire that began at about 12:30 p.m.
For many deer hunters and hunting-related businesses in the Ionia, Montcalm and Kent counties, the frost couldn’t come any quicker, especially in Ionia, where a small insect, the midge fly, is the culprit for spreading a disease in the state’s deer population that has wiped out more than 2,800 deer since July.
The 10th annual Harvest Festival took place Friday through Sunday throughout downtown Howard City.
True to its billing, this year’s Fallasburg Fall Festival for the Arts truly did offer something for everyone. Sponsored by LowellArts!, the festival entered its 44th year Saturday and Sunday with a juried show featuring 100 artists and craftspersons from across the country. Nestled in the inviting area surrounding Fallasburg Park’s main pavilion, the event also offered live music, great food and seasonal children’s activities.
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Plans for the town hall meeting Oct. 4 at the Sheridan VFW Post are about 75 percent finalized, according to VFW Post 5065 Legislative Chairman Eric Halvorsen. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4.
America and the world might never have known much about the career and work of United States Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, but for the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2012.
Belding wins, finishes second at Sparta: The Redskin boys were the best team in the White Division of the Sparta Invitational Saturday, as they scored 75 points…
A family-owned party store on M-46 was destroyed in a fire Sunday night. The Howard City Fire Department responded to M&S Quick Stop at 9469 Reed Road, just off M-46 north of Howard City, at 6:58 p.m.
A Greenville couple received minor injuries in a plane crash Saturday morning in Mecosta County. The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Mecosta/Morton Airport at 8:11 a.m.