Belding woman with ‘obstinate attitude’ sentenced to jail, probation for felonious assault

A Belding woman will serve a shorter term of jail than recommended, plus two years on probation, after the judge told her that a county year without supervision wouldn’t help her make needed changes in her life.

Stephanie Ruth Johnston, 20, was sentenced Sept. 7 by Ionia County Circuit Court Judge Ronald Schafer to 120 days in the Ionia County Jail, with credit for 66 days previously served. She also must pay $2,408 in costs and fees, which includes $900 in restitution and a $500 fine. She will be on probation for 24 months.

Ionia man who rammed car is sentenced to time served, probation

A military veteran from Ionia convicted of assault with a dangerous weapon — that weapon being a vehicle — apologized at his sentencing for “wasting everyone’s time.”    

Brent David Parmer, 36, was sentenced by Ionia County Circuit Court Judge Ronald Schafer on Sept. 7 to five days in the Ionia County Jail, with credit for five days previously served. Parmer also was ordered to pay $1,708, including a $500 fine, and to serve 36 months on probation. He also must complete substance abuse and mental health assessments and the COG program, and must have no contact with the victim.

Greenville man waives prelim, charged with shooting his adult son

A Greenville man who allegedly shot his adult son amid a dispute this past spring has waived his preliminary examination in court.

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.

SANDY MAIN: Once Upon a Daily

150 years ago

“A hunting match” — Reprinted from the Stanton Herald: On Tuesday last, a hunting match came off between the principal sportsmen of Stanton, ten upon each side, chosen by Dr. Wilkinson and H.L. Parker. They made altogether about 3,200 counts, the side of Dr. Wilkinson leading 480. Great havoc was made among the squirrels, chipmunks, birds, etc. One deer was killed, but was not brought in in time to be counted. The day’s sporting terminated in the evening at Vinecore’s Hotel, where they partook of a bountiful supper upon tables spread with a great variety of edibles, prepared in the best style. The day’s ramble through the woods made for them an appetite which enabled them to enjoy the refreshments with the keenest relish.

More than 40 cats rescued from Greenville home

Greenville Department of Public Safety and Montcalm County Animal Control are investigating incident

More than 40 cats were rescued from a dilapidated home Monday, removed from a residence deemed “not livable for animals, let alone people.”

On Friday, after having spent months attempting to evict tenants who had been failing to pay rent, Amy Tippitt was shocked at the scene she discovered inside her residence at 508 S. Lafayette Street (M-91) in Greenville.

Ionia Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame to honor 2020 class at Friday’s football game versus Charlotte

The 2020 Ionia Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame class had to wait over a full year for their in-person recognition but the wait is almost over as the class will be honored and recognized this weekend.

The IPS Athletic Hall of Fame committee decided to not elect a class of 2021 and will instead use this year to honor the 2020 class.

When pressed, Pine Township supervisor says current law firm recommended another law firm to handle wind ordinance

A recommendation for a new law firm to assist with Pine Township’s wind energy ordinance came from the township’s current law firm —which is currently representing a wind energy developer looking to construct turbines within the township.

Upcoming and pending services for Sept. 15, 2021

Upcoming and pending services for Sept. 15, 2021

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

JUST IN: Lakeview man injured in single-vehicle crash 


A 33-year-old Lakeview man was injured in a single-vehicle crash Monday, having been ejected from his vehicle.