14,775 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Ionia County

A total of 14,775 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Ionia County from last December to the present, including approximately 6,000 doses by the Ionia County Health Department.

Health Officer Ken Bowen provided a vaccine update during Tuesday’s Ionia County Board of Commissioners meeting — the first time commissioners have met since Feb. 16, when that meeting was abruptly adjourned due to Zoom hackers. Tuesday’s meeting was also held via Zoom but went smoothly.

Greenville DDA talks social district details

Trash, signage, seating, additional costs among items Greenville DDA discussing

Serving as the agency that oversees much of what makes up the historic downtown district, the Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is now likely to take on a new responsibility — overseeing portions of city’s first social district.

During Tuesday’s meeting of the DDA held via Zoom, Greenville City Manager George Bosanic provided an update on the city’s pursuit of creating a new social district, which is to be located within the boundaries of the city’s downtown district.

Helping out ‘Mama Weston’

Central Montcalm boys basketball donates $650 to Ninety Degree Nutrition’s charity effort

At the beginning of March, Terrie Weston put out a notice on her company’s Facebook page to help receive donations for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

Weston, the owner of Ninety Degree Nutrition in Stanton, was approached by Mindy Train, a parent liaison at the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District, about partnering with them to raise money for the charity. As a former educator, Weston jumped at the opportunity to help provide kids within Montcalm county with books.

Despite lower enrollment, MCC Board pleased with positive trends, increase in full-time students

In a traditional school year, Montcalm Community College (MCC) would be among many academic institutions acknowledging a drop in student count from fall to spring. 

But of course, this is no traditional school year. 

Tri County boys basketball in quarantine

The Tri County boys basketball team is currently in quarantine after a positive COVID-19 test within the program surfaced on Tuesday.

The team’s home game against Chippewa Hills on Tuesday night was canceled and the team will be in quarantine until Tuesday, March 16, according to Tri County Athletic Director Phil Butler. The case was isolated and no one else has reported any sickness symptoms.

Sports roundup for Thursday, March 11, 2021

Sports roundup for Thursday, March 11, 2021

Edmore Village Council approves 3-year waste hauling contract with Granger

Village residents will continue to receive trash pick-up from Granger Waste Services after the Edmore Village Council voted Monday to accept a three-year contract.

Council members met in person for the public meeting, which also was live-streamed on Zoom.

MIKE TAYLOR: My iPhone’s going to Lebanon

I’ve never been a savvy bargainer, never got the knack for haggling. At used car lots, I pay sticker price. I shop two days before the Black Friday sales begin.

I’m just as bad when it comes to selling stuff. My asking price is always too low. It’s not that I can afford to lose money. I can’t. I guess money just isn’t that important to me.

Upcoming and pending services for March 11, 2021

Upcoming and pending services for March 11, 2021

Thursday, March 11, 2021