Portland to get emergency relief for 2019 ice jams, flood

The city of Portland will receive funding for damage caused by strong winds and ice jams on the Grand River in February 2019 after all. However, it will come not as assistance through the state’s Emergency Management division as originally requested, but rather through the state of Michigan budget.

When Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed the 2020-2021 budget into law on Sept. 30, emergency funding for Portland was included as a line item.

New owners, management take on Castle Brewing Co.

In coming to Greenville to manage Castle Brewing Co., David Harvey couldn’t help feel it was a bit of a homecoming.

“I’ve got roots that are close to Greenville,” Harvey told the Daily News. “I grew up in Cedar Springs. I used to skate at J.R.’s Roller Castle and would go to the movie theater as a teenager. I’ve spent a fair amount of time here in Greenville, but it’s been a long time since I came back.”

Belding gives out Good Neighbor Award

City Council also reviews on-call firefighter contracts

In the time since her father’s passing, Holly Noble has gone above and beyond to see Denny Craycraft’s vision of the Denny Craycraft Veterans Freedom Park come to fruition.

With the park having just introduced and dedicated a handful of new monuments on Labor Day, and with more soon on the way, the Belding City Council recognized all that Noble has done with a special award.

MCC appoints new trustee

Stump is a  Virtual Academy educator and an MCC grad

A new trustee has been appointed to the Montcalm Community College (MCC) Board of Trustees.

In a unanimous vote of the Board of Trustees, with Chairperson Karen Carbonelli absent, Eureka Township resident Joshua Stump, 31, was appointed during a special meeting Wednesday evening to fill the vacancy of former trustee Patricia Hinrichs, who resigned Sept. 22.

Eureka planners grant request for Berridge Road event venue

Decision is pending approval of zoning amendment by Eureka Township Board

For anyone who may be seeking a smaller, more local venue to host a wedding and reception next year, a rustic barn on the edge of the township may be just what people are looking for.

During Wednesday evening’s meeting of the Eureka Township Planning Commission, Eureka Township residents Brian and Autumn Murray approached the Commission with a request to be granted a special land use request to operate an event venue on their property at 8757 Berridge Road.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Upcoming and pending services for Oct. 23, 2020

Upcoming and pending services for Oct. 23, 2020

Ionia schools go virtual for 2 weeks due to COVID-19

Ionia Public Schools will move to a fully virtual model of instruction for two weeks beginning Monday.

In a letter sent home Wednesday, Superintendent Ron Wilson said building administrators and/or staff will contact students and parents with information regarding the virtual instruction.