Edmore Village Council approves 2 marijuana grower licenses

Two new marijuana businesses have received the green light to set up shop in Edmore.

The Village Council voted at its meeting Monday night to approve municipal marijuana grower facility licenses for HBSCru of Ada and Grower Consultants LLC of Wyoming, Michigan, in separate motions.

Culver’s opens in Ionia

The wait for ButterBurgers and multiple flavors of fresh frozen custard has been a long one for Ionia residents.

With much excitement and anticipation, David Wood of Middleville announced on Monday that their wait has come to an end.

A magical mailbox

Belding family gives back to community through ‘Letters to Santa’ mailbox

Heidi Zander and her family went into this Christmas season hoping that they’d be able to do something nice for a local family or two.

Little did Zander know that, by the time Christmas actually rolls around, they’d wind up helping closer to 40 families in the Belding area.

Montcalm County reports its 50th COVID-19 death

Health department begins to help with vaccine effort

As Montcalm County hits its 50th COVID-19-related death, the Mid-Michigan District Health Department (MMDHD) is preparing to help locally distribute COVID vaccines.

MMDHD Health Officer Marcus Cheatham gave an update on how the vaccine process will unfold during Wednesday’s Board of Health meeting.

Former Greenville Public Schools superintendent ‘loved his life’s work’

Don Haist dies after year-long battle with cancer

Growing up in the small village of Pigeon, Donald Haist always knew that when he grew up, he wanted to help kids.

Don’s wife, Becki, said that’s why the former superintendent of Greenville Public Schools set off for Central Michigan University in the fall of 1966 to become an educator.

Upcoming and pending services for Dec. 18, 2020

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Friday, December 18, 2020

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Saranac man arrested for criminal sexual conduct

A Saranac man was arraigned on two counts of criminal sexual conduct and three counts of possessions of possession of child sexually abusive materials on Monday.

Last Friday, deputies and deceives from the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a residence on Wyandotte Court in Saranac. The search was based on information received earlier in the day regarding a criminal sexual conduct complaint involving a child not related to the suspect.