2021-03-31

Spectrum announces new visitor restrictions

Reduces number of people who can visit in hospitals and outpatient care sites

As a result of significantly increasing numbers of patients admitted with COVID-19 and the increase in community positivity rate, Spectrum Health is revising its visitor policies to reduce the number of people in its Grand Rapids and regional hospitals and outpatient care sites.

Court of Appeals upholds Belding man’s meth convictions

The Michigan Court of Appeals upheld a Belding man’s multiple methamphetamine-related convictions.

Gerald Joseph Quay was convicted by an Ionia County jury in August 2019 of three counts of delivery or manufacturing meth, possession of meth and felony firearms. He was 41 years old when he was sentenced in October 2019 by Ionia County Circuit Court Judge Suzanne Kreeger to from 55 months to 20 years in prison.

Court of Appeals upholds Stanton man’s R&O trooper conviction

The Michigan Court of Appeals upheld a Stanton man’s conviction of resisting and obstructing (R&O) a police officer during a domestic violence complaint.

Terry C. Haller was convicted by a Montcalm County jury in June 2019. Haller was 49 years old when he was sentenced in August 2019 by Montcalm County Circuit Court Judge Suzanne Kreeger to nine months jail and three years probation.

SANDY MAIN: Once Upon a Daily

“Millers dissolve firm” — Partlow & Middleton, the well-known firm of millers, have dissolved their co-partnership, E. Middleton taking the upper or Greenville Flouring milll, and G. Partlow taking the lower or Eureka mill. E. Middleton & Son is the name of the firm now conducting the upper mill, Geo. F. Middleton being the junior member of this firm.

Ionia man admits to stealing car, tossing tether

An Ionia man entered guilty pleas to two charges after the judge in his case refused to recuse himself.

Kourie Michael Town-Leary, 28, appeared before Ionia County Circuit Court Judge Ronald Schafer for arraignment on March 23 via Polycom from the Ionia County Jail.

Ionia prisoner gets drunk on ‘spud juice,’ assaults corrections officer

Robert Lyle Keller is an inmate at Ionia Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility. He also struggles with alcohol use.

While one might think that prison is a good place to dry out and stay sober, that isn’t necessarily the case.

Ionia boys basketball ends season in regional semifinals, loses to Williamston, 65-34

Ionia’s boys basketball team started Tuesday’s regional semifinal game with some good fortune, timely shooting and a notion that it could pull off the upset playing Williamston tight on their home court.

Entering the second quarter with a 10-9 lead, the Hornets rediscovered their offense gradually and went on to leave Ionia behind, winning 65-34 and ending the Bulldogs’ season.

Greenville City Council approves projects on wastewater lines, trail

Projects recently approved by the Greenville City Council will see repairs performed to both city wastewater lines and trail surfaces.

A unanimous vote was made on March 16 to go forward with a sewer lining project that came as a result of work performed by engineering firm Prein & Newhof of Grand Rapids through a previous Stormwater, Asset Management and Wastewater Grant (SAW) program.

Crystal Theatre remembers firefighter with screening

Robert E. Rebtoy was a proud firefighter and community volunteer for many decades.

“He was the kind of person that always went above and beyond as far as his job and duty as a district chief,” his daughter Michele Rebtoy-Steinard said. “If he went to a house fire and the house burned down, dad was on the phone with the local Holiday Inn or Motel 6, trying to put the family in a hotel. He’d go around collecting food donations, clothing donations and gift cards for the family.”

Sports roundup for March 31, 2021

Sports roundup for March 31, 2021