2020-08-28

Belding Area Schools adapts to hybrid learning

In adopting a hybrid learning plan at Belding Area Schools, Superintendent Brent Noskey admits there were many unknowns going into the school year.

“I’ll be honest, there was a lot of anxiety and fear,” Noskey told the Daily News. “Change causes anxiety for everyone, parents and staff. We have staff that are due with babies soon, while others have some pre-existing (medical) conditions.”

Greenville to Lowell path ‘95% complete’

New Fred Meijer Flat River Valley Rail Trail is open for use

As a child who grew up in Greenville and found himself decades later the mayor of Belding, Ron Gunderson has a unique perspective of the two cities that sit just seven miles apart.

Gunderson, always one looking for ways to bring people together and connect communities, is happy to see one more bridge between the two towns come to fruition — the Fred Meijer Flat River Valley Rail Trail.

Heartbeat Music of Ionia offers music lessons of all kinds to children, adults

Sally Sue Harris and Sarah Jo Brown have both been playing instruments for just about as long as they can remember.

Having both previously taught music lessons at Main Street Music in Ionia for some time, the mother-daughter team is now embarking on a new journey altogether — owning a business of their own.

Stanton police chief announces retirement after 12 years

Stanton Police Chief Joe Patino is resigning from his position at the end of the month.

During Tuesday’s City Commission meeting, City Manager Vester Davis announced that Patino had officially submitted his resignation.

Pedestrian hospitalized after being struck by vehicle

A pedestrian was hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle Wednesday evening.

According to the Michigan State Police (MSP), troopers from the Lakeview Post were dispatched at approximately 9:30 p.m. to a crash involving a pedestrian on Garlock Road north of E. Carson City Road (M-57).

Sanitary sewer overflow in Odessa Township

The Lakewood Wastewater Authority had a sanitary sewer overflow in Ionia County Thursday morning south of Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch, Inc.

According to Doug Suntken, superintendent of the Lakewood Wastewater Authority, the overflow began at approximately 9:22 a.m. and was cleaned up and resolved at about 9:50 a.m.

Friday, August 28, 2020

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JUST IN: Sheridan pedestrian hospitalized after being struck by vehicle

A pedestrian has been hospitalized after he was struck by a vehicle Wednesday evening.

According to the Michigan State Police (MSP), troopers from the MSP Lakeview Post were dispatched at approximately 9:30 p.m. to an injury crash involving a pedestrian on Garlock Road north of E. Carson City Road (M-57).