Edmore Women’s Club recognized for 100 years of service at gala event

A centennial only comes once. So despite the coronavirus pandemic, a long-planned event to mark the Edmore Women’s Club’s milestone, as well as a century of women’s right to vote, lit up the Edmore Marketplace on Oct. 20. 

A total of 65 guests celebrated the 100th anniversary of a group of women that has contributed much to the Edmore area since its founding in 1920. In light of COVID-19, they were asked to wear masks, practicing social distancing and make use of the hand sanitizing stations set up throughout the space, but this didn’t dampen any spirits.

Belding recognizes mayor for service

Brad Miller came to the Belding City Council in 2016 wanting to make the right decisions that he believed would best benefit the community.

About four years later, two of which Miller spent as mayor, he’s walking away feeling as if he’s done exactly that.

As COVID-19 cases continue to climb, courts in Ionia and Montcalm counties return to Phase 2

A rise in COVID cases has led to a step backward in the Ionia-Montcalm Circuit Court’s plan to resume in-person operations.

Chief Judge Ron Schafer announced last week that the 8th Circuit is returning to Phase 2 of the State Court Administrative Office’s (SCAO) plan to return to full capacity, due to deteriorating local conditions for COVID-19. The Michigan Supreme Court has administrative oversight of Michigan’s courts, which it exercises through the SCAO.

‘Riding a wave’: Montcalm County Emergency Services director warns of local COVID-19 increase

Montcalm County’s Emergency Services director says COVID-19 cases continue to increase locally and he believes all local public school districts will close to in-person learning by the end of this week.

Eric Smith provided a coronavirus update to Montcalm County’s Community & Physical Resources Committee on Monday afternoon. He reported that Montcalm County saw 480 new COVID cases in the 30 days from Oct. 6 to Nov. 6 — a striking difference from this past spring and summer when one or two new cases per day was a rarity.

Local GOP lawmakers defend work to review election

With nearly a week passed since voting in the presidential election took place, an ensuing waiting period to ensure that all votes — those cast in person and by mail — were counted, has left doubt in the minds of some.

However, during Monday’s Legislative Update meeting, two Michigan legislators made it clear that while they don’t believe the election process in Michigan is perfect, they do tend to believe the results of this year’s election are accurate.

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