2022-03-16

Freeport man sentenced to jail after ‘two bites at the apple,’ judge says

A man who refused to speak to an Ionia County judge at his original sentencing date was cooperative and polite when he returned to the courtroom on March 8.

Jeremy James Marble, 47, of Freeport also changed his mind about participating in the specialty court aimed at assisting him with his issues with alcohol.

Coral man who pretended to be licensed builder violates parole with firearm possession

A Coral man previously convicted of pretending to be a licensed contractor was recently convicted again, this time for a weapons-related offense.

Cody Strickland, 29, pleaded guilty on June 10, 2021, to weapons firearms possession. Two additional charges of weapons ammunition and felony firearms were dismissed in exchange for his plea.

SANDY MAIN: Once Upon a Daily

150 years ago

“Lumber sale” — Fuller & Gowen recently sold 5,500,000 feet of lumber to the Garden City Manufacturing and Supply Company of Chicago, but yet have enough to stock their shingle mill for the season. The price was $7 per thousand.

AUSTIN CHASTAIN: A mere mortal’s guide to the men’s March Madness bracket

Get your Sharpies ready, you’re going to need them.

This year’s men’s NCAA Tournament promises to be one of the most hectic we’ve seen in years. If you’re just catching up on college hoops to get ready for the Big Dance (which starts for real on Thursday), let me give you the short version. Throughout the regular season, we’ve seen the top-ranked team in the country lose repeatedly, other highly-ranked teams lose shockers and a punch thrown by a head coach!

Dancing with Local Stars exceeds expectations, raises more than $30,000 for mental health

With each step on stage, with each open turn, free spin, kick ball change and box step, Miranda Haywood-Curry watched in awe as community members put their skills to the test in the inaugural “Dancing with the Local Stars” competition Saturday evening.

With nine local “stars” each paired with a professional dancer, efforts made over weeks of rehearsals were put on full display for what turned out to be a sold-out show at the Greenville Public Schools Performing Arts Center.

‘I just don’t trust them’

Pine Township Board tables wind ordinance, PC member publicly denounces wind developer, 2 men leave amid eventful meeting

The Pine Township Board voted to table their pending wind ordinance amendment during an eventful meeting Monday in which one man was ordered to leave after a vulgar outburst, another man walked out in frustration with the supervisor, and a Planning Commission member publicly denounced a wind energy developer.

The township hall was packed in anticipation of a possible vote on the wind ordinance amendment, but the township board ended up voting to hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. on April 7.

Upcoming and pending services for March 16, 2022

Upcoming and pending services for March 16, 2022

Wednesday, March 16, 2022