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MIKE TAYLOR: No schmaltz this Thanksgiving

Every year around this time, half of all American newspaper columnists write their “What I’m thankful for” essays.

I don’t want to sound like the turkey day Grinch here, but I hate these. The topic is just sooooo tired and hackneyed and has been since before Benjamin Franklin penned the first edition of “Poor Richard’s Almanac.”

A Victor-ious adoption 

Ionia family adopts son on Michigan Adoption Day

As the University of Michigan prepares for its biggest battle of the season on Saturday against the Ohio State Buckeyes, a young Wolverine fan claimed his own victory this week — a victory more celebratory and consequential than what any college football win could offer. 

JOEL COOPER: The tension of God’s love and holiness

Holiness and its attending fear is not exhausted in the Old Testament alone for it is carried forward in statements from the New Testament such as,“You shall be holy as I am holy,” as quoted by Peter from the book of Leviticus.

The Right Place debuts new county partnership model to amplify regional economic development efforts

After several months of listening, planning, and examining best practices, The Right Place Inc. announces it will debut a new and improved model of regional economic development partnerships in 2022 for participating counties across West Michigan.

Upcoming and pending services for Nov. 26, 2021

Friday Duane L. Post — 1 p.m., Orleans Township Cemetery (Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home, Belding) Saturday Adam J. Reeves — 11 a.m., Shiloh Community Church. (Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home, Belding) Judy Hirons — 3 p.m., Hurst Funeral Home, Greenville. Barbra Alexander — 11 a.m., Victory Church, Mount Pleasant. (Simpson Family Funeral Home, Stanton) Monday Keith and Jean Hallock — 11 a.m., Simpson Family […]

Herbruck’s sponsoring gift collection for children


The holidays are coming, and Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch is working to ensure children have gifts to open on Christmas.

Herbruck’s is a proud sponsor of the Salvation Army Angel Tree to provide gifts and essential items for local children who may go without Christmas presents.

Friday, November 26, 2021

Winfield Township goes into closed session to discuss conflicts of interest regarding wind

The latest installment of the township’s now 16-month effort to create a wind ordinance involved the Planning Commission meeting in closed session with an attorney on Monday evening to discuss conflicts of interest and then returning to open session where the chairman made a lengthy statement about his own alleged conflict of interest, saying he now considered the matter closed.