2021-06-02

Montcalm County Fairgrounds hosting ‘action-packed’ high school rodeo finals

State finals coming to Greenville for second time

The Michigan High School Rodeo Association (MiHSRA) is bringing the state finals back to the Montcalm County Fairgrounds, with events beginning at 6 p.m. June 11 and 1 p.m. June 12.

The fairgrounds will play host to the event for the second time in its history, with the first coming in 2019. Over the course of two days, competitors will take part in 10 events — bareback, bull riding, goat tying, calf roping, bronc riding, pole bending, barrel racing, break away, team roping and steer wrestling.

Greenville man charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting his adult son

A Greenville man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting his adult son amid a dispute.

Andrew Charles Green, 54, is charged with attempted murder, assault with intent to murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, felony firearm (rifle) and possession of a weapon under the influence of alcohol.

Sports roundup for June 2, 2021

Sports roundup for June 2, 2021

SANDY MAIN: Once Upon a Daily

150 years ago

“Turk Lake” — Turk Lake, six miles north, is a fine sheet of water of considerable extent and offers rare inducements in the way of fishing. The proprietors of a hotel at that point have recently put a small steamer on this twin lake for the accommodation of persons desiring the enjoyment of a ride upon its clear waters.

Ionia High School resurrects oak leaf graduation tradition for seniors

For many years, back, when it was located on Union Hill, the junior class at Ionia High School would traditionally construct an archway surrounded by oak leaves to honor the graduating senior class.

Ionia High School’s Class of 2021 intended to bring back the tradition last year but were unable to finish the project due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Ionia County judge sentences man to 60 days jail for running over a deer on purpose

An Ionia County judge sentenced a man to 60 days jail after the man while driving a Polaris four-wheeler accidentally struck a deer — then purposefully ran over the deer again.

Jordan Richard Wilder, 29, of Alto, appeared in Ionia County District Court via Zoom on May 25 to plead guilty to a charge of cruelty to animals, a misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of 93 days jail. Ionia County Assistant Prosecutor Allison Witte said the prosecutor’s office offered Wilder a cap of 60 days jail in exchange for his plea.

Frontier Days returns to Carson City this weekend as ‘low-key’ festival

With hot air balloons flying overhead and carnival food and games at the ready, Carson City’s Frontier Days festival returns this weekend, albeit on a smaller scale. 

At this time last year, festival organizers made the difficult decision to cancel Frontier Days due to the coronavirus pandemic, but one year later, the festival will return with socially-distant safety measures at the forefront. 

Belding Girl Scout hosts styrofoam recycling event for Silver Award, second one scheduled for July 10

Riley Ingraham, 14, can remember the exact moment when she took an interest in styrofoam recycling.

“I got angry because my parents wanted to throw away a styrofoam breadstick container,” said Ingraham, an eighth-grader from Belding. “They said they couldn’t recycle it because there was nowhere to take it.”

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

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