Ionia Free Fair cancellation causes disappointment … and hope for 2021
Love it or hate it, pretty much everyone has an opinion about the Ionia Free Fair.
Generations of locals and out-of-towners have been entertained at the fair during “the 10 best days of summer.” Parents bring their children, and grandparents look forward to bringing their grandchildren, and even their great-grandchildren, to the Free Fair.
As a 16-year-old high school student having just concluded her sophomore year, Ariah Bremby has a pretty typical teenage resume.
In the fall, she’s leading the high school marching band as one of its drum majors. In the winter, she’s on the gymnasium floor generating cheers from the crowd as a member of the dance team. And in the summer, she’s representing her hometown of Greenville as a member of the most recent Danish Festival Queen’s Court.
When the coronavirus pandemic began in March, Sarah Mahar immediately started looking for ways to help.
“There was a big call by the (Michigan Dental Association) to try to get PPE (personal protective equipment) into hospitals that needed it since they were in short supply,” said Mahar, who co-owns Flat River Family Dentistry in Greenville.
As more and more restaurants, bars, retailers and industries steadily reopen their doors in the coming days and weeks, so too will the city of Greenville.
During Tuesday’s Greenville City Council meeting, City Manager George Bosanic stated that following the rescinding of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home,” Stay Safe,” executive order, a plan is now being drafted to reopen offices and local government operations at City Hall.
A Morley man was arrested Wednesday evening for alleged domestic violence and weapon possession.
The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a domestic situation at approximately 7:11 p.m. in the 10000 block of N. Reed Road with information that the suspect was armed with a handgun.
When residents around Baldwin Lake awoke Wednesday morning, many of them did so to find boats adrift on the water, a mailbox or two submerged and trash cans tipped over across numerous yards.
According to Greenville Department of Public Safety Director Dennis Magirl, the vandalism is likely part of an annual occurrence, due to the actions of local teenagers.
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