Stanton business of the year

$105.8 million to be invested in women’s facilities for Michigan Army National Guard

Greenville Armory set for $1.5 million in upgrades

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a proposed investment of $105.8 million ($50.9 million state/$54.9 million federal) to modernize current facilities used by the Michigan Army National Guard (MIARNG) to address inequities that exist in the facilities provided to Michigan’s female service members.

Premier Automotive opens new location in Greenville

Josh Grant, owner of Premier Automotive, has spent the past 16 years making a name for himself in the Belding community by providing reliable and affordable automotive service.

Wanting to offer some of those same services to the Greenville area, Grant has recently opened up a second location, Premier Automotive North, at 8798 Peck Road.

Church News in brief

Learn about upcoming events at local churches.

Pierson Township Board votes for 4x wind turbine setbacks

Tempers continue to run high among some audience members

Tuesday’s three-hour meeting of the Pierson Township Board began with a plea from the supervisor for civility.

Exactly one minute later, the meeting devolved into shouting and interrupting from audience members.

PHOTO GALLERY: Belding Beatnik Bazaar opens

Belding residents, out-of-town visitors and vendors make their way to the Gathering Place in Belding on Saturday for the first Beatnik Bazaar of the 2021 season.

Now in its sixth year, marketmaster Jenny Bennett says this year’s market is featuring approximately 125 vendors — including Thomas’s Natural Roots, Great Lakes Geoscience, Lydia’s Cotton Candy and many more.

Pierson Township switches to the Daily News for public notices


In response to multiple residents complaining they weren’t aware of a proposed wind turbine project for Montcalm County until just recently, the Pierson Township Board is switching to the county’s longtime newspaper of record for publishing public notices.

Habitat for Humanity finishes and dedicates Stanton build

Separate Stanton dedication happening next week

Ready to enter a new chapter of their lives, Jessica and Jordon Miller stepped into their new forever home in Stanton while being surrounding with nothing but family, friends, smiles and love.

On Wednesday, Montcalm County Habitat for Humanity celebrated a home dedication for Jessica and Jordon Miller, along with their two daughters — Elliana, 6, and Elizabeth, 3.

Ionia school board selects Gurk as new superintendent

The next superintendent of Ionia Public Schools will be a familiar face to many.

During a special meeting of the Board of Education on Wednesday, the board voted 5-2 to select High School Principal Ben Gurk as the new superintendent following a final round of interviews that began with three internal candidates.

Crystal Township Board still weighing  options for Community Center

The Crystal Township Board is continuing to weigh its options as to what to do with the long-debated Community Center, whether it be to go for a bond, millage or to put the building up for sale.