Montcalm Township Planning Commission works through details of wind energy ordinance 

For the first time since deciding to start fresh in the effort to draft a new wind energy ordinance, members of the Montcalm Township Planning Commission have begun to make some headway. 

During a special meeting on Wednesday evening, commissioners moved past the point of discussion and began making decisions, voting on various components of the proposed ordinance.

Ionia Area Hospice names new executive director

Ionia Area Hospice has announced the promotion of greater Lansing-area native Andi Earl as its new executive director.

Earl, who worked as the Hospice of Lansing director of operations for the past two years, will replace John Person, who is retiring after serving for nine years as Ionia Area Hospice executive director. 

Thomas & Company Hair Salon takes on new ownership

Client appreciation day and open house scheduled for Dec. 13

Stacey Platz and her husband came to Thomas & Company Hair Salon not wanting to make any unrecognizable changes or seriously alter the business’ current trajectory.

Rather, with previous owner Thomas Smith having built the Greenville salon name up in the community over the past 10 to 15 years, they came to the business hoping to continue providing quality and hospitable service to all the clients who know and trust the salon’s name.

Edmore author donates book sale proceeds to animal shelters

Lynette Nevills has always loved to write, but for a long time she told herself she didn’t have the time.

That’s until a fluffy orange kitten who nearly died from neglect inspired the Edmore woman not only to write his story, but to share it to raise money for animal shelters in central Michigan and beyond.

Ionia County Toys for Tots accepting toys until Dec. 18


Last year, Ionia County’s Toys for Toys collected or purchased approximately 8,000 toys that went to approximately 1,200 children across Ionia County.

With the need in the community continuing to grow, Ionia County Toys for Tots Coordinator Mamie Thayer is only expecting those numbers to increase this year.

Friday, Dec. 3, 2021