Ionia schools honor November Educators of the Month

Nine Ionia Public Schools educators were recognized by the Board of Education on Nov. 22 as this month’s Educators of the Month.

Each month the district accepts nominations from parents, students and staff, and selects educators to honor. To date, 106 nominations have been received for this program.

‘Parents Who Host Lose the Most’

Ionia holiday campaign reminds adults it’s illegal to buy, supply alcohol to minors

Underage drinking is against the law, and anyone who provides alcohol to those under 21 — including their parents — risks fines, jail time and even losing their driver’s license.

That’s the message behind “Parents Who Host Lose the Most,” a public health media campaign launched in time for the holidays by the Ionia County Substance Abuse Initiative (ICSAI) Workgroup.

GRACE FOWLER: Table topics

For Thanksgiving this year, we went over to my boyfriend’s uncle’s house to celebrate with his family.

I had asked Andrew a couple times if he was sure we needed to be at his uncle’s house at one o’clock and he confidently said “yes” each time. When we pulled up to their house just after one, we realized we were the first ones there, which is not all that surprising most of the time. When we were greeted at the front door, they told us it was the earliest we had ever been because they told everyone to come around three o’clock. Luckily, they were pretty much ready for guests and we had a nice time watching the Lions game and chatting before the rest of the family arrived. 

Howard City, Pierson officials hoping to see 29 miles of White Pine Trail paved

While Howard City enjoys a paved section of the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail Linear State Park running through the village, the trail remains gravel north and south of Montcalm County’s Panhandle area.

Howard City and Pierson Township officials are hoping a portion of the state of Michigan’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) money can change that.

Crystal Township increases employee wages

Board tables wage hikes for board members and deputy positions

The Crystal Township Board voted to raise township employees’ wages earlier this month, while the matter of raising salaries for board members and township deputy positions was tabled.

During their regular meeting in November, the Crystal Township Board unanimously voted to give Department of Public Works employees and sewer district workers a $1 an hour raise.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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