2021-10-07

Sports roundup for Oct. 7, 2021

Sports roundup for Oct. 7, 2021

MIKE TAYLOR: If the phone rings, don’t answer

Kids today…

Usually when a geezer begins a sentence with those two words, you can bet what follows isn’t going to be complimentary. That’s not the case here, though.

Former Belding mayor selected for empty City Council seat after his name was drawn out of canister

About three years after stepping down from the Belding City Council, Ron Gunderson is returning after his name was drawn out of a canister.

On Tuesday, council members selected Gunderson to fill an empty seat on the City Council, which was vacated in August when Douglas Feehan resigned from the position for personal reasons.

Ionia County commissioners advance budget document at contentious meeting

The Ionia County Board of Commissioners met for a special session Monday night to hammer out a 2022 budget on the eve of the deadline to publish a budget in preparation for a public hearing on Oct. 12.

Commissioners eventually agreed on a document, but it wasn’t unanimous and it wasn’t without turmoil — including the apparent resignation of the finance director.

Danish Festival purchases longtime vacant corner lot at intersection of Lafayette and Washington streets

For more than 33 years, the “corner lot,” located on the busiest intersection of this city’s historic downtown district, has sat vacant, undeveloped and virtually unused. 

The parcel, situated on the northwest corner of Lafayette and Washington streets (M-91 and M-57 respectively) has stood by as numerous other properties in the city have been purchased and developed as Greenville has steadily grown in that time. 

Montcalm County Fairgrounds hosting ‘Halloween Crash Bash’ this weekend

Events canceled during rain-plagued county fair make a return 

Halloween is getting a head start this Friday and Saturday at the Montcalm County Fairgrounds with a new celebration to make up for a rain-soaked county fair earlier this year. 

When rain poured down upon the return of this year’s Montcalm County Fair in June, a number of events went by the wayside as puddles and mud filled the fairgrounds. 

Ionia City Council OKs new fly loft roof for theater

The historic Ionia Theatre will receive a fly loft roof replacement after Ionia City Council on Tuesday approved a bid award for the work to Arrow Roofing of Wyoming.

The city received three bids for the project, said City Manager Precia Garland, all with the required 20-year warranty, ranging from the low bid by Arrow of $48,448 to the highest bid of $68,111.

Stanton seeking bids for ordinance codification

The city of Stanton has received one quote for ordinance codification services and is in the process of seeking more; although, the city likely won’t budget for any potential expenses until the following fiscal year.

Clerk Rachael Coffey first brought up the topic of ordinance codification during a City Commission meeting in early September.

Tri County Area Schools Board member honored

A Tri County Area Schools Board of Education member earned the highest award from the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) in 2020 for her efforts to improve her leadership skills, demonstrating her commitment to student achievement and her own continuous improvement. 

Thursday, October 7, 2021

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