2020-07-16

Gratiot County wind farm development shows potential for Montcalm County

For those on the eastern edge of Montcalm County, traveling to and fro across the county line, a new series of looming, towering objects now await them, dotted across the horizon. 

Those towers — located in Gratiot County’s North Shade and New Haven townships — will soon number 60 in total, with enormous blades spinning at their top, all while producing energy spread out over 24,000 acres of farmland. 

CC-C to survey parents regarding upcoming school year

With the start of school only six weeks away, many questions remain as to what academic learning might look like amid the coronavirus pandemic.

While the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools administration certainly doesn’t have all of the answers, district officials are asking the community to help them navigate through the unknown.

Lakeview High School graduation canceled for good

A graduation ceremony tentatively planned for Lakeview High School seniors for July 25 has now been canceled for good.

Lakeview High School Principal Kevin Griffin sent a letter to graduates, parents and guardians July 10 explaining the decision. The event was to replace the original commencement set for May.

Stanton looks at outdoor dining request

Those living in or visiting Stanton may soon have the opportunity to dine outdoors at one of the city’s restaurants, pending the City Commission’s approval.

During Tuesday’s meeting, City Manager Vester Davis told commissioners that a restaurant in Stanton had expressed interest in setting up chairs and tables to create an outdoor dining area for customers.

41 Ionia County employees take voluntary furlough

A total of 41 Ionia County employees are taking a voluntary furlough by participating in a work share program to save the county money amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Ionia County Administrator Stephanie Fox announced during Tuesday’s Ionia County Board of Commissioners meeting that the county’s work share application was approved on Monday.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

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JUST IN: Ionia County sheriff will not issue citations regarding face masks

One day after Montcalm County Sheriff Mike Williams announced his office would not be issuing citations regarding face masks, the Ionia County sheriff has announced the same.

Like Williams, Ionia County Sheriff Charlie Noll on Wednesday said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s multiple executive orders “have led to great confusion among local law enforcement, as well as the public at large.”