Greenville Housing Commission acquires city property to change federal funding sources

To qualify for and utilize a different federal funding program, a riverside strip of vacant properties in Greenville will be transferred from one entity to another.

During Tuesday evening’s City Council meeting, held via Zoom, City Manager George Bosanic announced that the Greenville Housing Commission (GHC), which manages low-income, subsidized housing in the community, was seeking to have four vacant parcels of property consisting of 0.45 acres adjacent to the Flat River, which are located directly east of the Friendship House at 308 E. Oak St., quit-deeded by the city and deeded to the GHC.

Art contest winners focused on theme of ‘inclusion’

While Hungerford Nichols CPAs and Advisors may be best known for its accounting and tax consulting practices, local employees are beginning to see their office transformed into an art gallery of sorts.

Hungerford Nichols has coordinated with Greenville High School for an art competition now in its fifth year, in which a piece is selected and then placed on display within the company’s Greenville location at 114 N. Lafayette St.

Ionia County board tables Road Department director hire again

The Ionia County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday once again tabled making a decision on hiring a new Road Department director.

Instead, commissioners voted 6-1 to bring back candidate Troy Waterman for a third interview at their next regular county board meeting, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Ionia family continuing to recover after fatal accident

Benefit scheduled for Saturday in Belding

Amid a busy summer of commercial roofing work, Andy Bennett Jr. decided to make it a family day one Sunday.

Bennett and his longtime fiancée Cassondra Burbank, both 23 years old, and their four children — ages 5, 3, 2 and 9 months old — recently moved from Baldwin to the area, first to Sheridan and then settling in Ionia.

Despite football season being pushed to spring, CC-C football continues summer workouts

When Tim Swore announced to his football players the cancelation of fall football, the team was devastated.

“I was very disappointed, very sad, heartbroken, really,” said senior wide receiver Carter McAlvey. “We’ve been out here for two, three months in the summer like 85-degree heat, completely killing ourselves. I’ve never played on a team that’s this close-knit and it’s been awesome. We’ve had three real practices and they’re like, ‘Nope, we’re yanking it.’ We’ve just been putting all of this work in.”

Central Montcalm school board meets in person

Meeting in person for the first time since February, the Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education gathered Monday evening — the evening prior to the first day of in-person school — and took steps to approve policies for traditional and virtual teaching.

With hand sanitizing stations set up,  directional arrows marking traffic flow patterns on the floors, and bins to deposit used rental masks, the board approved, in a 7-0 vote, an addendum to the Student/Parent handbook to coincide with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders.

Upcoming and pending services for Aug. 20, 2020

Upcoming and pending services for Aug. 20, 2020

Thursday, August 20, 2020