Up for a new challenge

Greenville’s Tatum Johnson signs letter of intent to join Michigan State University’s rowing team

Height, competitiveness and a willingness to learn.

Those are the tools Greenville senior Tatum Johnson has at her disposal as a multi-sport athlete for the Yellow Jackets. Playing varsity on the volleyball, basketball and softball teams, Johnson shined as a frontcourt player for the Jackets’ volleyball team in her high school career. She initially thought volleyball would be her college sport of choice until she received a tip from her club volleyball coach.

Small Business Saturday kicks off Ionia’s Christmas on (and off) the Bricks

The Ionia Area Chamber of Commerce and the city’s Downtown Development Authority are collaborating this holiday season to bring residents and visitors alike a line-up of fun activities and special events for the whole family.

“Our downtown is beautiful, and a lot of our businesses are working hard getting their stores decorated up beautifully for the holidays,” said Heather Poland-Sizemore, owner of The Jewel Box on Main Street. “And it is always great to support the businesses of the people that live here in your community.”

Drive-thru diligence

Health officials encourage social distancing, COVID-19 testing as positivity rates, cases continue to increase locally

As positive cases of COVID-19 continue to be reported at a higher-than-desired rate locally and throughout the state, the view of a long line of cars at a free testing event Friday was a welcome sight to health officials.

With vehicles coming and going at a drive-thru event held by the Mid-Michigan District Health Department (MMDHD) at the Montcalm Care Network in the heart of Montcalm County, MMDHD Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Hailey Brewer was encouraged by the number of people who chose to receive a test.

‘Not a stepping stone job’

Stanton selects lead candidate after weekend city manager interviews

A former manager for the village of Kingsley, Michigan, may soon be headed to Stanton.

On Saturday, the Stanton City Commission interviewed three finalists for the position of city manager, a seat left vacant after former manager Vester Davis Jr. resigned in October for a position in Springfield.

Upcoming and pending services for Nov. 23, 2020

Upcoming and pending services for Nov. 23, 2020

Monday, November 23, 2020

Greenville apartment fire contained

The Greenville Department of Public Safety (GDPS) responded to the report of a structure fire at Oakwood Apartments at 908 E. Oak St. Saturday evening.