Greenville Public Schools teachers, staff begin receiving vaccine for COVID-19

For many teachers and staff throughout Greenville Public Schools (GPS), Monday proved to be a monumental day in their efforts to educate and care for students amid a pandemic.

It marked the first time in 10 weeks for high school students, and about nine weeks for elementary students, that those students and their teachers were back to learning in-person, seated with their peers in the classroom instead of alone behind a computer screen in their home.

Stanton’s new city manager starting to feel at home

Jacob VanBoxel accepted the position of city manager in Stanton hoping that he could make a difference in the community.

“When I came to Stanton prior to the (job) interview, I was surprised at the potential the community has,” VanBoxel, 30, told the Daily News. “I felt it was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.”

Joe Patino remembered as a law enforcement lifer

Police procession is 10 a.m. Tuesday in downtown Stanton

José “Joe” Patino dedicated nearly his entire working life to protecting others and instilling positivity in the community.

After approximately 46 years of service in law enforcement, Patino’s watch has now ended.

Patino of Greenville died on Friday at Spectrum Health Blodgett in Grand Rapids. He was 67.

Road Commission for Montcalm County discussing ways to improve services

Be it plowing snow in the winter or paving roads in the summer, Mark Christensen keeps one thought at the forefront of the Road Commission for Montcalm County — how can services improve?

The Road Commission superintendent/manager is aware of the frustrations that come forward from county commuters, especially during times of inclement weather, and that much came to the surface last Wednesday.

Ionia City Council set to interview 5 city manager candidates Saturday

The Ionia City Council has scheduled a special meeting beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday to interview five candidates for city manager.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will be “a hybrid meeting,” according to Interim City Manager Gregg Guetschow. City Council members and candidates will meet in-person and social distanced at City Hall, and the public may participate electronically by Zoom. Additional equipment will be added to the Council Chambers for improved audio and video, Guetschow said. 

Upcoming and pending services for Jan. 12, 2021

Upcoming and pending services for Jan. 12, 2021

Tuesday, January 12, 2021