When searching for a source of inspiration, public attention and gratitude in the battle against COVID-19, people often find themselves landing upon those who serve on “the front lines.”
Otherwise known as the “essential workers” of the coronavirus pandemic, these are the individuals who have kept shelves stocked at grocery stores, cooked and served food at local restaurants, picked up and discarded the trash, provided transportation driving a transit or school bus, educated the youth, extinguished fires, arrested criminals or kept industry moving by working hard on the factory floor.
“Uncertainty, government bailout, persistent.” — Brian Papke
“Disappointing, challenging, hopeful.” — Bryan Korytkowski
“An unprecedented time.” — Kyle Pierce
Three words each from three co-owners of a restaurant to describe 2020.
As I sit down to write this, I can’t help but think about 2016.
It was almost exactly four years ago — all of these clickbait websites were making these articles that were spreading around my Facebook newsfeed like crazy. Articles with titles like, “Why 2016 was the worst year ever,” were all over the place and people were so incredibly down in the dumps heading into 2017.
For many, shopping is typically a simple process that involves figuring out what you want to purchase in advance, buying it from the store and returning home.
Not so for Sarah Peterson and Kris Hitchcock.
The Ionia County Road Department is going into the new year still searching for a managing director.
The county board agreed with a recommendation from Ionia County Administrator Stephanie Fox on Tuesday to repost the job yet again.
Firefighters from the Sheridan Community Fire Department were dispatched at approximately 2:44 p.m. Monday to a structure fire at 10071 S. Sheridan Road.
According to Fire Chief Ed Lingeman, upon arrival, firefighters discovered a garage attached to the residence to be a fully involved fire that was quickly spreading to the house.
Upcoming and pending services for Dec. 31, 2020
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The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a two-car crash that led to the death of one of the drivers. The crash occurred at approximately 8:10 a.m. on Wednesday on Greenville Road (M-91) near River Run Trail south of Greenville in Eureka Township.