2021-01-07

Local health department has administered 440 of its 1,600 COVID vaccines

The Mid-Michigan District Health Department (MMDHD) has administered 440 COVID-19 vaccines out of a total of 1,600 received from Moderna for Clinton, Gratiot and Montcalm counties.

The MMDHD, which covers Clinton, Gratiot and Montcalm counties, received 300 vaccines for Clinton County, 600 for Montcalm County and 600 for Gratiot County (plus another 5,500 vaccines for local hospitals).

Cunliffe re-elected Greenville mayor in split vote

After having been voted to serve as this community’s mayor this past October, Jeanne Cunliffe will continue in that position throughout 2021.

During the annual organizational meeting of the Greenville City Council held via Zoom on Tuesday evening, the City Council, as is required per the city’s charter, voted on behalf of their constituents to select the city’s mayor and mayor pro tem for one year.

Ionia City Council approves adult use marijuana ordinance

Adult use marijuana shops will soon be legal inside Ionia city limits.

The Ionia City Council on Tuesday approved the second reading and adoption of Ordinance No. 549, which repeals Chapter 816, the “opt-out ordinance” that prohibited adult use or “recreational” marijuana.

Carson City-Crystal football looks for first regional title in school history, travels to face Ubly on Saturday

It’s been 55 days since the Carson City-Crystal Eagles hoisted their second district title trophy in the football program’s history and learned they’d be headed to Ubly for a regional title showdown.

Since then, CC-C head coach Tim Swore has had plenty of time to study up on his next opponent.

Belding City Council approves police vehicle purchase in 3-2 vote

While some council members have some concerns regarding the Belding Police Department’s budget, a split vote on Tuesday will result in the purchase of a new patrol vehicle.

During Tuesday’s meeting, the Belding City Council voted 3-2 to allow the Police Department to purchase a new patrol vehicle for approximately $43,000.

Pedestrian easement to access Fred Meijer Flat River Trail from Central Park Apartments approved

When looking to hop on the looping Fred Meijer Flat River Trail, city residents now have an approved short cut to access the walking/cycling route.

The Greenville City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a pedestrian easement allowing residents to connect to the trail via the Central Park Apartments complex.

Ionia City Council sets Jan. 16 for city manager interviews

The Ionia City Council has set a date to interview candidates for its next manager.

City Council members adjourned to closed session at 7:40 p.m. during Tuesday’s meeting to consider applications received by Jerry Richards, executive search consultant from the Michigan Municipal League (MML), for the city manager position. The session was facilitated by Richards.

Upcoming and pending services for Jan. 7, 2021

Upcoming and pending services for Jan. 7, 2021

Thursday, January 7, 2021

‘Violent and disgraceful’: Rep. Moolenaar condemns rioters after U.S. Capitol is stormed amid Electoral College count

As Congressman John Moolenaar was hurriedly escorted from his House of Representatives office by police while rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday afternoon, he was reminded of another violent day three and a half years ago.

“The baseball practice,” Moolenaar, R-Midland, told the Daily News via a phone interview at 4:30 p.m. from an undisclosed safe location.