Portland man with terminal illness gets time served for meth-related crimes

An Ionia County judge opined at a Portland man’s sentencing that his attorney painted a more ominous picture of the client’s health in previous hearings than documentation from his doctor suggests. 

‘It defies explanation’

Ionia prisoner sentenced for felony indecent exposure at parole interview

An Ionia prisoner who masturbated during a parole interview will spend at least another two years behind bars.

Marquise Howard Dilworth, 37, was sentenced in Ionia County Circuit Court on July 27 to from 24 to 36 months.

‘Blessed with perfect running form’

Central Montcalm's Claire Akin to continue running career at Davenport University

Claire Akin wasn’t originally setting out to pursue her running career further in college.

As she started to look for her perfect college fit, the Central Montcalm senior was getting interest from a few schools for her running ability, both in track and cross country. In talking with the colleges, she realized she wasn’t done exploring the capabilities of her running career just yet.

Hammering out the budget

Montcalm County board tentatively approves wage increases for prosecutor and a few others, but not sheriff

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners in the third of a series of budget meetings tentatively approved wage increases for the prosecutor and several others, but declined to even vote on a similar request from the sheriff.

SANDY MAIN: Once Upon a Daily

The wind storm Saturday evening did considerable damage to the neighborhood four miles northeast of this city.

Marijuana rules ‘a work in progress’ in Greenville

As this community moves toward legalizing the commercial growing, processing and retail sale of marijuana, city officials are continuing to work out the logistics of how ordinances will regulate the new industry.

During the July 22 meeting of the Greenville Planning Commission, commissioners began getting into the details of two zoning ordinances sent to them earlier this summer by the Greenville City Council.

August is National Breastfeeding Month

Evidence shows that breastfeeding provides many short and long-term maternal and infant health benefits, as well as economic and community benefits. August is set aside as a month to highlight breastfeeding, the health risks associated with not breastfeeding, and ways in which everyone can help promote and support successful breastfeeding.

‘There’s gonna be turbines’

Cato Township supervisor’s declaration upsets some audience members

A short and otherwise unremarkable Cato Township Board meeting ended in a bit of an uproar Monday evening after the supervisor made an unexpected declaration.

As the meeting was drawing to an end after about 15 minutes of regular business, a man in the audience of more than 30 people asked, “Where do we stand on this wind turbine stuff?”

Keeping her ‘safe place’ in college

Carson City-Crystal’s Grace Tyler to continue volleyball career at Northwood University

Despite being one of the best volleyball players in the area, Carson City-Crystal’s Grace Tyler didn’t receive college offers to continue her career.

A Daily News Runner-Up for Player of the Year in volleyball her senior year after totaling 233 kills and 244 digs, Tyler was left without an offer to go play volleyball at the college level. As time passed, she tried to justify the situation.

Montcalm County sheriff clarifies wind support comment

The Montcalm County sheriff has clarified that his office is neutral on the subject of wind energy.