Belding woman gets suspended sentence for shooting incident

A Belding woman who shot twice at a man she had met on Facebook while she was under the influence of alcohol and prescription medication was given a 120-day suspended jail sentence.

Stacey Windeler, 36, appeared in person Tuesday in Ionia County Circuit Court with her attorney, Tom Ginster, before Judge Suzanne Kreeger.

Orleans man gets 90 days jail for assault on health workers, police troopers

An Orleans man who threatened three Michigan Department of Health and Human Services employees with an ax handle and then drove his van at them was sentenced to 90 days in the Ionia County Jail.

Raymond John-Orlo Vanbuskirk, 54, will receive credit for five days previously served. He also must pay $2,044 in costs and fees, including $1,500 associated with the cost of his trial. He must continue mental health treatment and will serve two years probation.

Judge suspends Lakeview restaurant’s liquor license; defense attorney to appeal

An administrative law judge on Monday suspended the liquor license of a Lakeview bar and restaurant for continuing to offer dine-in service; while on the same day, the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services extended its no dine-in order through Dec. 20.

Judge Mike St. John heard arguments from the Michigan Attorney General’s Office last Friday, as well as from defense attorney Stephen Kallman on behalf of Dan and Camille Schutte, the owners of Chapz Roadhouse at M-46 and M-91 in Lakeview.

Flat River Academy Board of Directors vote to resume in-person learning

Attempting to keep her two sons focused on computer screens, learning through Zoom, Anne Lukshatis made her point clear Monday evening that after one week of homebound virtual education as a parent, she has reached her breaking point.

“I do not love remote learning. It’s horrible,” she said in frustration. “Both my boys are in special education and it’s a screaming fight all day.”

The check is not in the mail

Montcalm County drain commissioner not paying Sidney Township audit bill until he receives some answers

An auditing firm has charged the Montcalm County Drain Commission nearly $7,000 for an evaluation of Sidney Township drain records, but the drain commissioner says his payment is NOT in the mail.

Montcalm County Drain Commissioner Todd Sattler shared this update during a Sidney Township Sewer Advisory Committee meeting on Dec. 3.

Duane Carr, longtime local attorney and farmer, dies at age 81

Duke has witnessed his last field harvest and argued his final court case. He’s leaving town wearing a classy hat and a knowing smile as he prepares to tell his next story.

Duane Arthur Carr died Sunday evening at the age of 81 after battling a heart issue.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

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