2021-07-29

Flat River Community Players award scholarships


The Flat River Community Players (FRCP) presented the Hilda M. Sorvari Memorial FRCP Scholarship to two area graduating seniors for 2021. 

Each recipient of a $500 award demonstrated interest in the performing arts, not necessarily as a career choice but at least as an activity they would plan to participate in as an adult.

Congressional app challenge deadline is Nov. 1


Congressman John Moolenaar invites students in Michigan’s 4th Congressional District to enter this year’s Congressional App Challenge. 

MIKE TAYLOR: Why I hate Popeye

I have only a vague understanding of online fundraising. I’ve heard of things like Kickstarter and Go Fund Me, but don’t really have any idea how they work.

It’s enough that I know they help raise money for products under development or various charitable causes. Some of these campaigns might be scammy; again, I just don’t know. Nor do I care.

Ionia board OKs contracts for new Ionia principals

Four schools in the Ionia Public Schools district will start the year with new leadership after the Board of Education unanimously approved contracts for new building principals Monday night.

The evening also marked the first school board meeting for the district’s new Superintendent Ben Gurk. The meeting lasted just shy of 39 minutes.

Ionia Public Schools administrator gets new title, responsibilities

The Ionia Public Schools Board of Education unanimously approved a contract for Alicia Thorlund that encompassed a title change on Monday.

Currently the principal at Douglas R. Welch High School and the MTSS coordinator for the district, Thorlund also now assumes the duties of curriculum director.

Stepping up, stepping out

Griffith takes on bigger role, shines on way to Olivet College

Kyle Griffith was always known as a shooter.

Ionia’s guard was keen on knocking down shots, which carved him a role on the team heading into his junior season. Griffith was steady and always an option to burn defenders from deep.

Retired Orleans Township Fire Chief honored for nearly 60 years of firefighting

Leslie “Les” Doty grew up in Orleans Township knowing that he wanted to make a difference in his community.

Approximately 60 years after becoming a firefighter, Doty is retiring with the knowledge that he’s succeeded.

Danish Fest, social district hoping to work together

With the Danish Festival just three weeks away, some local bar owners are concerned over whether they will be able to utilize the newly-implemented outdoor social district during the annual festival.

The Greenville City Council voted unanimously on July 20 (with Mayor Jeanne Cunliffe absent) to amend the Greenville Outdoor Lafayette District (GOLD) social district, which opened earlier this summer.

Upcoming and pending services for July 29, 2021

Upcoming and pending services for July 29, 2021

Thursday, July 29, 2021