Daily News Spark Plug student-athletes for fall 2020

Check out the Daily News fall 2020 selections for local Spark Plug student-athletes: Those who lead, inspire or animate their team.

Drama over the airwaves

Belding High School Drama Club adapts to pandemic with live radio drama

When news of the first Michigan school shutdown hit last March, Julie Beckett knew that going on with the Belding High School Drama Club’s fall production was going to be difficult.

“I knew that if we had the go-ahead for a fall production, we would have to include the CDC’s social distancing guidelines and mask guidelines,” said Beckett, who has been involved with the drama club since 2006. “I also wanted to do a production that was less than an hour long in case we would have to do multiple shows in an evening to allow more people to come see it.”

Judge hears Lakeview restaurant argument in virtual court

State has suspended Chapz Roadhouse liquor license for alleged COVID order violation

The attorney for a Lakeview bar and restaurant which continues to offer in-person dining argued before an administrative law judge on Friday that the Michigan Liquor Control Commission has no authority to enforce a Michigan Department of Health & Human Services epidemic order.

Lakeview High School cancels final exams for students

Students, families and staff are stressed enough with the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic without having to prepare for final exams at the end of the first semester, say Lakeview Community Schools officials.

Final exams for Lakeview High School students, which were scheduled for Dec. 16-18, have been eliminated.

STEVE MERREN: Incursion of the trash pandas: Installment 2

As I stood inspecting the second round of destruction that had befallen my porch, the temperature of my blood hit boiling levels.

Not only had I done an exquisite job of cleaning up, but I had basically barricaded the doors shut to prevent the re-entry of these crafty nocturnal bandits. However, they managed to do it, they had breached my defenses and laid waste to my turf for a second time.

Montcalm County schools extend virtual instruction into 2021

Many Montcalm County public schools will continue to provide online-only instruction for their students into 2021.

Upcoming and pending services for Dec. 5, 2020

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JUST IN: MIOSHA fines Ionia County business $3,500 for alleged COVID violations

An Ionia County business has been fined by the state of Michigan for alleged COVID-related workplace violations.

The Michigan Occupational Safety & Health Administration (MIOSHA) fined Jerry’s Tire in Lake Odessa a total of $3,500, the state announced on Friday.