Lakeview soccer defeats Reed City by mercy rule, 9-1

It’s been a less-than-ideal start to the Wildcats soccer season but things are looking up after an outpouring of offense against Reed City on Wednesday.

Lakeview’s offense was clicking on all cylinders and the Wildcats put up nine goals to defeat Reed City via mercy rule, 9-1.

OPINION: Respecting each other’s job space

During Wednesday night’s soccer game at Lakeview, I had an incident with an official, one that I’ve never encountered in my three years as a sports writer/reporter.

I always stand on the sidelines for soccer games, usually somewhat close to the action, but I always make space for the officials. When this official in question came by before the start of the game, he says to me, “I need you back,” signaling me to move back.

Longtime school employee, youth mentor appointed to Greenville City Council

In searching for the newest member of the Greenville City Council, city officials turned to one of this community’s most well-known, personable and humble citizens.

After hearing from five candidates during Tuesday’s meeting via Zoom, council members voted unanimously to appoint Claude Johnson, 70, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of former mayor John Hoppough last month.

Ionia City Council reacts to planned departure of city manager

Business on the Ionia City Council agenda Tuesday was light. The main topic of discussion came at the end, during council member comments, when each reacted to the news that Ionia City Manager Jason Eppler plans to retire in November after 15 years in his position.

“Those are going to be pretty big shoes to fill,” said Ionia Mayor Dan Balice, who recruited Eppler when Eppler was city manager of DeWitt. “He’s been an exceptional city manager … (and) he’s got more skills than anybody I’ve ever met.”

Ionia city manager retires

On Sept. 26, Ionia City Manager Jason Eppler marked 15 years at the city’s helm. With almost 28 years in municipal management under his belt, he has decided it’s time to retire.

Eppler’s last day will be Nov. 30.

Upcoming and pending services for Oct. 8, 2020

Upcoming and pending services for Oct. 8, 2020

Thursday, October 8, 2020