I’ve lived in Ionia County for more than 50 years and have been blessed many times over, with the privilege of service.
It is harvest time and Michigan farmers have had a challenging growing season. As the leaves turn colors and families head out to cider mills, here are the highlights of the year so far in Michigan agriculture and the bills I have voted for to help our farming families prosper.
The Daily News sent a reporter to cover a Hubbardston Village Council meeting on Sept. 8, and people are still talking about it.
Our community had a tragic reminder this week of how important it is for motorists to pay attention to their surroundings and for pedestrians to take a few extra minutes to be certain motorists are aware they are there.
On Saturday, this paper featured a story highlighting the 75th anniversary of Federal-Mogul, a local manufacturing company that produces engine and transmission parts and is a Q1 supplier to Ford Motor Company.
Did you know anyone with a concealed pistol license can walk into a school or sporting event open carrying a pistol at their side? Some local officials only recently became aware of this, including school board members at Carson City-Crystal Area Schools and Central Montcalm Public School
Council meeting minutes, an upcoming public hearing, zoning changes, millage increases, ordinance proposals … these are all examples of government-related public notices.
Newspapers have long been the primary source for public notices, which assures local accessibility and transparency to the community at large.
A recent survey released via www.roadsnacks.net was the talk of many local gatherings over the weekend as it listed Greenville as the seventh “Worst Place to Live in Michigan” behind Flint, Beecher, Escanaba, Buena Vista, Lapeer and Highland Park.
We beg to differ.
Proposal 1, a controversial sales tax and road funding question on Tuesday’s ballot, is the perfect example of what is wrong with our political system: It is overly complicated, contains many unknowns and is about as transparent as mud. It also is such a political hot potato that all but one of our local representatives couldn’t be bothered to even respond to our repeated calls and emails — let alone go on the record — as to how they plan to vote on Proposal 1. No one is denying the overall goal of what this ballot proposal was attempting to do is for the common good.
Our daughter passed away and our son-in-law is refusing to allow us to see our grandchildren. What can we do?