2022-01-07

‘Antique boutique’

Vintage store, women’s contemporary clothing boutique opens in downtown Ionia

Whether looking for antiques, a boutique or something a bit unique, Ionia shoppers and residents can turn to one new location.

On Oct. 28, Jennifer Ross and Santana Weaver — a mother-daughter team originally from Caledonia and now in the Ionia area — opened a new storefront that offers two new businesses out of 313 W. Main St.

‘What’s happened to everybody?’

Outrage ensues as Douglass Township Board appoints new Planning Commission members, ousts others

Lying officials … trouble-making residents … good-faith efforts gone with the wind.

Pick an allegation, pick a side — there’s apparently no room for compromise.

Recycling ramps up

Lakeview unveils new recycling site with pair of compactors

A new recycling program in this village is not only a pilot for Montcalm County, it’s a first for the state of Michigan.

Two unmanned, state-of-the-art recycling compactors were unveiled in Lakeview on Tuesday with a ribbon-cutting attended by local, county and state leaders. 

STEVE MERREN: Let the real work begin

The winter has officially set in and with it, the last days of deer season are upon us.

As late archery comes to an end, the preparation for next season can ultimately begin.

AUSTIN CHASTAIN: Welcome to the show, sports fans

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Just over 20 years ago, I watched Michigan State’s TJ Duckett haul in a pass to defeat Michigan in a controversial game. I had no idea the scope of the rivalry (I was just 4 years old) but I loved watching my twin brother cry because “the team with the cool helmets” (Michigan) lost. 

Church News

Jan. 16 Greenville sesquicentennial founding celebration St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 10:30 a.m. will have a historical service using the 1871 Book of Common Prayer. All are welcome to attend the worship service. A meal and the annual meeting of the parish will follow the service. The church is blue and located at the corner of Cass and Clay streets. […]

Central Montcalm Athletic Hall of Fame festivities start Jan. 14

The Central Montcalm Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2022 will be recognized between the girls and boys varsity basketball games on Jan. 14 in front of the home fans.

Greenville City Council adjusts public comment policy

After years of listening to comments from the public during “statement of citizens” throughout Greenville City Council meetings, the council is now opening the door to allow for more comments to come forward. 

First Congregational’s new pastor sets course for Greenville church

Romans 8:37 says “… He sets his sails and uses the winds to keep him on course.” 

A new pastor is using that same idea as he begins leadership of a local church.

Recent CMU grad is new Daily News sports writer

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The Daily News sports department recently doubled in size as Austin Chastain has joined the team as the newspaper’s new sports writer.