Judge sentences Lake Odessa man to prison for fatal drunken driving accident

A Lake Odessa man was sentenced to prison Tuesday for charges stemming from a rollover accident that killed his 9-year-old son in May.

Josiah Patterson, 33, appeared in Ionia County Circuit Court via Polycom from the Ionia County Jail. 

Belding man gets suspended sentence, time served for meth charge

Another defendant in the Jan. 8 bust of an alleged Belding meth house was sentenced Tuesday in Ionia County Circuit Court.

Brandon Curtis, 28, of Belding, was sentenced to serve 120 days in the Ionia County Jail, with credit for 51 days previously served. The balance will be suspended “for the time being,” according to Judge Ronald Schafer. Curtis also will be on probation for three years.

Montcalm County Jail flooring to be replaced

One of the busiest departments in Montcalm County will soon see its much-worn flooring replaced.

Montcalm County’s Finance & Personnel Committee on Monday recommended that the full Board of Commissioners approve spending up to $5,556.50 to replace the carpeting in the booking area and in the control room of the Montcalm County Jail.

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Jackson man charged with 10 felonies after early-morning standoff with Greenville police 

A Jackson man was arraigned and charged Tuesday with 10 felonies and two misdemeanors after an early Monday morning standoff with Greenville police. 

Glenn Burdett Miller, 73, was arraigned via Polycom video from the Montcalm County Jail before Montcalm County District Court Magistrate Adam Eggleston.

Chosen Ones biker club donates nearly 1,000 backpacks to Greenville Public Schools 

Once students return to the classroom, one item in particular will carry additional importance to each and every child — a backpack. 

With students unable to share many items, school lockers being off limits and other items such as hand sanitizer and extra face masks likely to become essential daily items due to the coronavirus, a student’s backpack will be key for learning in-person while maintaining social distancing. 

CC-C Area Schools ready for ‘soft opening’ Aug. 24

As Carson City-Crystal Area Schools staff plan to reopen school buildings, Superintendent John Sattler recognizes there are a number of things that could easily change.

“We’re going to learn and grow from all of this,” he told the CC-C Board of Education on Monday. “We don’t want kids to fail. We want constant communication with everyone.”

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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Belding car show, corn hole tourney on hold after Whitmer’s latest executive order

As Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders continue to mount and change, Belding officials are adjusting some upcoming events.

Last week, the Belding City Council continued to discuss the upcoming Labor Day celebration and whether certain events could be held in light of Whitmer’s order banning more than 100 people gathering outdoors.