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MEETING IN BRIEF: Oakfield Township Board

Read the minutes from the Nov. 13 Oakfield Township Board meeting.

Chelsea Magoon

Montcalm County woman killed in Grand Rapids murders-suicide

A funeral will be held in Greenville on Friday for a Montcalm County woman who lost her life in a tragic event Monday in Grand Rapids. According to WZZM 13, Chelsea Magoon, 21, died from a gunshot wound in a vehicle parked at Arbor Circle near the corner of Ball Avenue and Leonard Street in a double homicide-suicide. Quiana Phillips, 31, also died from a gunshot wound after the suspect, Marvin Duane Lockridge, 27, shot both women and then took his own life.


Funeral Notices – Dec. 20, 2012

Read the funeral notices for Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012.


OUR VIEW: Violence epidemic in need of solutions

It’s the Christmas season and we are ever mindful that it is to be one of the most joyous times of the year, and maybe, as some time passes, it will be. However, to ignore the horrific events of last Friday in Newtown would not be an honest reflection of this particular season. The fact is that our Christmas seasons forevermore may be tainted with the memory of last week.

Brett Petersen

Greenville man arraigned for early morning crash that killed one

A Greenville man was arraigned Wednesday on charges for operating while intoxicated causing death, a 15-year felony, according to the Ionia County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies responded to Jefferson Road north of Nickleplate Road in Ronald Township for an accident at about 1:23 a.m. Wednesday.

Former Belding High School student and Daily News music critic Rick Moore recently published his first eBook, “Bringing in the Sheep.” Now living in Nashville, Moore hopes to see the book turned into a major Hollywood film. — Courtesy photo

Nashville author, songwriter got his start locally

For Rick Moore, the journey from Belding High School student to Nashville songwriter and author of a recently released eBook has been a long one, filled with unexpected twists and turns. And though the road hasn’t always been an easy one, at least it hasn’t been boring. Moore’s new eBook, “Bringing in the Sheep,” is the culmination of years of work and decades of writing.


Greenville to extend land purchase agreement

Although unforeseen circumstances postponed a remodeling project at AAA Insurance in Greenville, the city has approved renewing a previous purchase agreement so the company can continue where it left off. During Tuesday’s Greenville City Council meeting, the council approved a purchase and sale agreement for the sale of city-owned property on Lafayette Street Park to AAA Insurance owner Roy LaMarte.

Sam Andres

Andres is Belding interim manager

As Belding begins the search for its next city manager, Finance Director-Treasurer Sam Andres will now take the reins on a temporary basis until that search reaches a conclusion. After a unanimous 4-0 vote by members of Belding City Council on Tuesday night, Andres accepted the position to help guide the city during a transitional process.


Snyder vetoes concealed weapon bill

Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, had mixed feelings when discussions during Monday’s Legislative Luncheon turned to the topic of a controversial concealed weapons bill that was passed by the House and Senate. Having voted in favor of the bill last week, and with it awaiting a signature from Gov. RIck Snyder, Outman said now was not the time for political discussion in the wake of the school shooting that occurred last Friday in Newtown, Conn.


Woodstove believed to have caused Lakeview area fire

Extensive fire damage along with smoke and water damage has left a Lakeview family trying to figure out what to do. The Lakeview District Fire Department was dispatched to 10905 W. North County Line Road on Dec. 12 for a structure fire. Fire Chief Patrick Q. Carr said when they arrived on scene, the fire was through the roof.