Central Montcalm girls first, Vestaburg second at CC-C Don Baese Invite; Eagle boys second

Read the local results for the Carson City-Crystal Don Baese Invitational.

Back on the road

Ionia County taps soon to be ex-Belding city manager as Road Department director

After more than a year without a Road Department director, the Ionia County Board of Commissioners has finally found someone they think has the right mix of knowledge and experience for the job.

Commissioners voted 5-0 on Tuesday to extend an offer to outgoing Belding city manager John Niemela at his requested salary of $97,000, plus benefits, immediately after interviewing him for the position.

Sports Roundup for Sept. 27, 2021

Read Sports Roundup for Monday, Sept. 27, 2021.

Belding hires MML to help with search for new city manager

The city is opting to move forward with the Michigan Municipal League (MML) when searching for a new manager.

During a special meeting on Thursday, the Belding City Council voted 3-1 to hire MML to assist them at a cost of $17,000. Councilman Mike Scheid voted “no” while Councilman Jorel Davis, Mayor Bruce Meyers and Councilwoman Bonita Steele voted “yes.”

Club Calendar for the week of Sept. 27-Oct. 2

A listing of local clubs for the week.

Onekama forfeits, Vestaburg football now 5-0

The Vestaburg Wolverines’ football team was set to travel to Onekama to put their undefeated record on the line Saturday before Onekama forfeited the contest.

Vestaburg head coach Dan Ryckman was informed of the forfeiture and was told Onekama had a lack of available players for the game.

Lakeview Village Council honors retiring planner

The Lakeview Village Council has honored and thanked a longtime community member for his contributions of time and talent to benefit his community. 

Council members presented Lynn Saxton with a resolution of appreciation at their meeting Sept. 14.

Upcoming and pending services for Sept. 27, 2021

Today Glenn Hilding — 11 a.m., Simpson Family Funeral Home, Stanton. Vincent Todd Vicarie — noon, Ashley Baptist Church, Belding . (Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville) Wednesday Mark Allen Ehrke — 10 a.m., Marshall Funeral Home, Greenville. Jack F. Simmons — 3 p.m., Marshall Funeral Home, Greenville. Thursday Kevin “K.C.” Conklin — 1 p.m., Clear Lake Cemetery, 1000 W. Jenks […]

Monday, September 27, 2021

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JUST IN: Comstock Park man dies in Sunday morning crash on U.S.-131


The Michigan State Police Lakeview Post is investigating a single vehicle crash that resulted in fatal injuries to a 27-year-old male driver from Comstock Park early Sunday morning.

Troopers were dispatched around 2:29 a.m. to the scene on northbound U.S.-131, north of M-46, in Montcalm County’s Reynolds Township.