Nearly 100 people participate in drive-thru coronavirus testing event in Greenville

Parked in her car, with a medical swab being swirled through her nose, Alisha Stacy didn’t mind the few moments of discomfort as a nurse collected a sample to be tested for the coronavirus.

“I have had a summer cold the past week, so I just wanted to make sure, just to be safe,” the Greenville resident said. “I’ve had trouble getting tested in Grand Rapids, so when I saw this, it was just amazing.”

Greenville teachers, parents, bring forward concerns over returning to in-person learning

There’s no denying that five months removed from being in school, students and teachers are eager to return to the “normal” of being in a classroom setting.

That “normal,” however, if and when it does come, will look nothing like what students and teachers remember from the previous school year.

Ionia students to return to school in-person Aug. 26, with virtual alternative

Ionia Public Schools students and their parents will have two options for instruction when the new school year begins Aug. 26.

One will be face-to-face instruction in the classroom. The other, for families who are concerned about sending their children back to school in light of the coronavirus pandemic, will be virtual using online teaching platforms.

Sidney Township Board trustee leaves meeting to protest lack of face masks

Monday evening’s Sidney Township Board got underway with all five board members present — but only for the Pledge of Allegiance.

Immediately after the pledge was recited, Trustee Ray Leyrer announced he was leaving.

Hilliard wins Democratic primary, will face Moolenaar in November

With results staying within a margin of 10% throughout Tuesday night and slowly continuing into early Wednesday morning, Jerry Hilliard was able to stave off Anthony Feig to secure the Democratic nomination to run for the U.S. House 4th Congressional District.

With 100% of precincts reporting, Hilliard, 70, of Mount Pleasant, secured the win with 26,577 votes (54%) as Feig, 51, of Mount Pleasant, earned 22,568 votes (46%) in Tuesday’s primary election.

Contested township board races decided in Ionia, Montcalm counties

Voters in Ionia and Montcalm counties decided multiple contested township board races in Tuesday’s primary election.

Here’s a look at the results:

Montcalm County voters approve 11 township millages

Voters in Montcalm County approved 11 millages in nine townships during Tuesday’s primary election, thus providing money for local fire, road and refuse services.

Here’s a look at the final results for each township:

Ionia County voters approve 2 township millages, but deadlock on third

Ionia County voters approved two township millages, but deadlocked on a third one in Tuesday’s primary election.

Berlin Township voters approved a Coon School 20-year operating millage with 59 “yes” votes to 30 “no” votes. That millage is estimated to generate $119,606 in its first year.

Thursday, August 6, 2020