GRACE FOWLER: Winter adventures in the U.P.

This past weekend, my family and I explored the Upper Peninsula. We were only there for the equivalent of one full day but, boy oh boy, we packed a lot in. And the amazing thing was that we were in and out of the car often enough, stopping at scenic overlooks and falls, that it didn’t feel like a lot of driving.

Lakeview golf coach Corwin is new head golf pro at Katke

A 1996 Ferris State University PGA Golf Management alumnus is settling in during the off-season as the new head golf professional and Katke Golf Course manager.

Brian Corwin, a Lakeview native, acknowledged his diverse professional background since he earned his Bachelor of Science in Marketing through the PGA Golf Management program.

ALEX FREEMAN: In the dark, waiting for answers

A few weeks ago, after a lot of turmoil that led us to a point of hope, I felt good about where the state of winter sports was at.

Sure, practices were non-contact until February and competition in the contact sports — basketball, hockey, wrestling and competitive cheer — wasn’t going to start until the first full week of the month, but we could still have a decently-sized regular-season, albeit speedy. It finally felt like we could see the light at the end of the tunnel to where full winter sports competition could start.

Montcalm County commissioners want a closer look at department budgets

Montcalm County commissioners want more of a “firm handle” on county department budgets — especially the sheriff’s budget.

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners on Jan. 25 approved allowing Sheriff Mike Williams to hire a jail administrator, contingent upon the sheriff continuing to offer concealed pistol license fingerprinting services. While the vote was unanimous and passed without comment, the topic has generated considerable discussion over the years.

Ionia County judge calls speeding case a ‘long, strange trip’

Saranac man wants to withdraw his guilty pleas and have his gun returned

An Ionia County man who saw his convictions overturned by the Michigan Court of Appeals is now requesting that he be allowed to withdraw his guilty pleas and have his gun returned.

Anthony Michael Owen of Saranac made the motion with his attorney, Edward Sternisha, before Ionia County District Court Judge Raymond Voet on Monday morning.

Upcoming and pending services for Feb. 2, 2021

Upcoming and pending services for Feb. 2, 2021

Tuesday, February 2, 2021