Greenville City Council to schedule special meetings to talk about exploring marijuana ordinances

On the subject of allowing businesses to grow or sell marijuana commercially, be it recreational, medical or both, members of the Greenville City Council can agree on one thing — they want more time to discuss it.

During the council’s Oct. 20 meeting, an agenda item to consider whether to take action on the pursuit of a marijuana ordinance was discussed thoroughly.

‘For a better Balcom’

Ionia Boy Scout cleans up cemetery as Eagle Scout project

Keeping up a cemetery, especially a historic one, is a tough job. For a small volunteer board of trustees whose members are getting up there in years, that can be challenging.

“It’s huge,” cemetery board member Don Doornbos said of Balcom Cemetery in Ionia County’s Berlin Township. “There are places in there that go back to the 1800s. One says, ‘The first white woman to die in Ionia County’ in that old section. There are 400 military graves, and four or five times that many altogether.”

Upcoming and pending services for Oct. 27, 2020

Upcoming and pending services for Oct. 27, 2020

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Sports roundup for Oct. 27, 2020

Sports roundup for Oct. 27, 2020

Seiter Education Center moves to remote learning

The Seiter Education Center in Greenville, which is operated through the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District, will move to remote learning through Nov. 6.

Hunter rescued during Friday evening water incident

A bowhunter was rescued via kayak during a water incident in Vestaburg on Friday evening.

At approximately 7:15 p.m., the Richland Township Fire Department, Michigan State Police Lakeview Post and Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department were sent to N. Pine Grove and E. Church Road for a reported water accident.

Lakeview football forfeits playoff game against Ithaca

The Lakeview Wildcats announced on Monday afternoon that they would be forfeiting their first-round playoff game against undefeated Ithaca.

Lakeview head coach Sean Rinehart made a post via the Lakeview Wildcats Athletics Facebook page to notify parents of the forfeiture, citing injuries and eligibility issues. The Wildcats, who finished 0-6 on the season, were informed of the decision on Monday morning.