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David Hodges

Hodges elected to Ionia County Board of Commissioners

David Hodges successfully defeated his fellow Republican challenger Debra Bach on Tuesday, winning the race for an open District 1 seat on the Ionia County Board of Commissioners.

Scott Wirtz

Wirtz re-elected to Ionia County Board of Commissioners

In a bid for re-election to his second term as Ionia County Commissioner for District 5, Scott Wirtz successfully defeated fellow Republican challenger Chad Murphy.

Hopeful bidders filled the Sheridan Community Center on Monday for the Ionia/Montcalm county minimum bid land auction. — Daily News/Kyle Wilson

Bidders take a leap of faith at Ionia/Montcalm county land auction

Hopeful bidders at Monday’s annual Ionia/Montcalm county land auction ranged from the novice (“I am so scared,” admitted Sue Keift) to the experienced (“You really need to do your homework,” advised Brett Freeman).

The gymnasium at Threshold Academy in Orleans Township is full of items from throughout the school that are available for purchase via auction today.  — Daily News/Cory Smith

Auction to empty remaining contents of Threshold Academy

The halls of Threshold Academy will once again be filled today, but not for the original purpose of educating young students. Rather, visitors will be attending an auction with the option to purchase the last remaining items contained within the school from classroom to classroom.

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Funeral Notices for August 5, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, August 5, 2014

An explosion that police say was the result of a homemade bomb left remnants of a garbage can strewn all throughout one family’s yard on Youngman Road. The incident is one of at least three where a homemade device was used in the Greenville area. — Courtesy photo

Police probe string of Greenville area explosions

The Michigan State Police are looking for suspects involved in setting off multiple homemade explosives in and around the Greenville area.

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2014 Primary Election Preview Links

Click on the following links for stories previewing Tuesday’s primary election.

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Funeral Notices for August 4, 2014

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, August 4, 2014

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ELECTION PREVIEW: Candidate questionnaires (local contested races)

The Daily News provided questionnaires to primary election candidates for state and local offices in contested races only. Following are the questions and answers.

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ELECTION PREVIEW: Ionia road repairs up for vote

The overall poor standing of roads in Ionia County is no secret to anyone who has traversed a county road.