Kohn, DeYoung win in back-to-back weeks at Crystal Motor Speedway

Another warm but pleasant Saturday night at Crystal Motor Speedway led to lots of action on the speedway. Close to 120 cars filled the pits for the next to last points race of 2021.

Dean Huizenga of Belmont picked up the win in the Late Model division with Herrick Hilliker, Midland in close pursuit, Nick Kurtz of Greenville came in third, followed by Kyle Borgman of Muskegon, and Rachel Carpenter of Laingsburg. Hilliker and Chris Rinard of Ithaca grabbed heat wins. Hilliker holds the top spot in the season points over Borgman (-5) and Jimmy Gallagher (-14) of St. Johns.

GRACE FOWLER: Women can mow the lawn, too

Until the beginning of this summer, I had never mowed a lawn before.

Growing up, my dad always did it and he wasn’t a big fan of us using power tools when we were little (understandable). Since becoming more of an adult, I have not had to deal with mowing my own lawn because I have either lived in a house where my landlord did it or I was in a college dorm. When I moved in with Andrew, he continued to do the lawn maintenance and I didn’t ever give it a second thought. 

Greenville man arraigned for murder, bond denied

Armin Hadzic faces charges of second-degree murder and first-degree child abuse for child’s death

A Greenville man was arraigned Monday on charges of second-degree murder and first-degree child abuse in Montcalm County District Court.

Armin Hadzic, 30, had requested on Aug. 17 that his arraignment be delayed because his family was attempting to acquire legal representation. District Court Judge Adam Eggleston granted that request with a deadline of Aug. 20.

Ionia County to get $72K from state in storm-related aid

Ionia County is slated to receive just over $72,000 in state funding to assist local households impacted by weather-related events in June.

Ionia County Finance Director Linda Pigue told the Ionia County Board of Commissioners at its meeting earlier this month that the county had received a letter from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer notifying them that the state had appropriated $10 million for emergency and disaster response and mitigation across the state, with $72,324 approved for Ionia County.

Retired MSP trooper appointed Montcalm County District 2 commissioner

Out of four candidates who interviewed for the seat of Montcalm County District 2 commissioner on Monday, the one chosen was the only one not present.

Montcalm County’s Committee-of-the-Whole voted 5-3 to recommend the full board appoint Scott Painter to fill the seat being vacated by Commissioner Brendan Mahar.

Home Township police chief lands dream job in his own backyard

Anthony “Tony” Keller thought he’d stay in Carson City as its police chief for another 10 years or so before retiring — as many officers do — around the age of 55.

There was only one job that would entice the 43-year-old to leave, and that was a job in his own community of neighboring Home Township.

Addiction seminar canceled due to threat


The Montcalm Drug and Alcohol Recovery Community, consisting of community volunteers and more than 15 agencies, were planning to host its yearly symposium — “The Up-Side of Recovery” — at Montcalm Community College (MCC) on Aug. 28.

However, according to a press release from Recovery & Integrated Services of Care (RISC) member John Kroneck, one week before the symposium was to be held, an individual met with the of MCC  President Stacy Young and delivered a veiled threat of violence in which he and others were planning a “protest” of the symposium. 

Upcoming and pending services for Aug. 24, 2021

Upcoming and pending services for Aug. 24, 2021

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

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