GRACE FOWLER: Getting your dinner delivered  

To those who have meal kit subscriptions delivered to their home, I completely understand your addiction.

My dad and stepmom have a subscription to a meal kit delivery service called “Home Chef” that delivers several meals throughout the month and they have had great experiences so far. When Andrew and I went out to visit my dad this summer, we cooked one of the meals with him and I remember being surprised how easy and delicious it was. The box contains everything you need, except for cooking utensils. The ingredients are fresh, the instructions are simple and — my dad says — the meal always seems to turn out well. My stepmom sent me a credit for a “free box” and I can see why people get hooked. 

CC-C’s Ashton Keiffer signs letter of intent to join Lansing Community College cross country, track teams

Through hard work and dedication to his craft, Ashton Keiffer has seen plenty of success at the high school running ranks.

With still one track season left, the Carson City-Crystal senior already has three All-State finishes in cross country, two All-State finishes in track and two team state championships under his belt. What he didn’t have, before Monday, was an official ticket to continue his running career post-high school.

‘What is on your radar?’

Gov. Whitmer meets with Howard City leaders to hear their thoughts, concerns

Michael Falcon has been advocating for the paving of the White Pine Trail through the village for some time.

Falcon, the village manager, was hopeful when Gov. Gretchen Whitmer proposed allocating American Rescue Plan Act money for infrastructure improvements to parks and trails to boost local economies and enhance tourism.

Ionia County Health Dept. to offer rapid COVID testing

The Ionia County Health Department is offering free drive-through rapid antigen testing from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday at the Ionia County Road Department, 170 E. Riverside, in Ionia. Testing will be while supplies last.

Testing is encouraged for those who may be at higher risk for COVID, including those who went to large, crowded events recently or who are not vaccinated against COVID.

Reynolds Township Planning Commission begins working on solar, wind ordinances

Township officials are beginning the process of creating solar and wind energy ordinances, and they are using an ordinance from another local township as one starting point.

The Reynolds Township Planning Commission held a two-hour meeting last Thursday. Present were Chairman Edward Kentgen, Bob Bergstrom (who is also a township board trustee), Chuck DeLaney, Krystyna Kowalczyk, Jerry Poprawski and Reg Potts (Randy Sherburne was absent, as was Zoning Administrator Mark Stevens).

Easton Township clerk retires after more than three decades

A surprise party for a beloved retiring township clerk was more like a family reunion as dozens of present and former Easton Township residents, family members and friends gathered at the township hall Saturday to honor Betty Rowley.

Rowley stepped down Nov. 20 after 33 and a half years as Easton Township clerk.

State selects Crystal, Belding, Ionia and Saranac for park grant recommendations

Over the past two years of social distancing and an increase in outdoor events and activities, city and township parks have become a commodity that many haven’t taken for granted.

Thanks to some grant funding from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF), several municipalities in Montcalm and Ionia counties are being recommended for an opportunity to improve some of their parks to ensure that the amenities can be used by residents for generations to come.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

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Structure fires on Fenwick property being investigated as suspicious

A pair of structure fires over the weekend originating from the same address are being investigated as suspicious, according to Sheridan Community Fire Chief Ed Lingeman.

At approximately 8:09 a.m., the Sheridan Fire Department, Carson City Fire Department and Ronald Township Fire Department were dispatched to 2737 E. Fenwick Road for a reported structure fire. According to Montcalm County records, the property is listed as belonging to Carl and Christy Healy.

Upcoming and pending services for Dec. 7, 2021

Upcoming and pending services for Dec. 7, 2021