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Tri County’s Jake Nelson signs LOI to continue wrestling career at Cornerstone University

Jake Nelson showed the same level of determination and readiness Tuesday afternoon that he had following his loss in the state wrestling finals.

After falling in the 171-pound championship match in Division 3 about a month ago, it only took Nelson about five minutes to shake off the loss and look toward his future, which included signing onto his college of choice to continue his career in wrestling. He’s been ready since his opponent’s hand was raised after his final match — he’s even more ready following his signing.

Greenville council sets municipal marijuana license fees at $5,000

Application process to be completed in ‘first part of May’

Two months after paving the way for medical marijuana dispensaries to open, members of the Greenville City Council have taken another step toward finalizing the process.

On Feb. 1, the council approved a set of five ordinances that will allow medical marijuana dispensaries to operate in a designated area called the “North Lafayette District” on M-91, while also allowing industrial processing, growing, transporter and compliance facilities for both medical and adult-use marijuana in industrial-zoned districts.

Belding City Council OKs second utilities rate study

Council also hears about park contaminant cleanup, new spa biz

As the Belding City Council looks toward water and sewer improvements, they unanimously approved a second financial study related to water and sewer rates at Tuesday’s meeting.

Councilman Mike Scheid was absent from the meeting, which lasted less than 30 minutes.

Michigan Supreme Court report shows continued success of ‘problem-solving’ courts

Programs lower recidivism and unemployment rates, strengthen communities across Michigan

The Michigan Supreme Court has published the FY 2021 Problem-Solving Courts Annual Report, highlighting the success of 203 problem-solving courts (PSCs) across Michigan from Oct. 1, 2020, to Sept. 30, 2021.

PSCs are also known as specialty courts.

Moolenaar announces Military Academy Fair on April 20

Congressman John Moolenaar, R-Midland, is hosting a military academy fair for interested students and parents at Central Michigan University on Wednesday, April 20.

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Upcoming and pending services for April 7, 2022

Upcoming and pending services for April 7, 2022

M-66 and Sidney Road accident injures 3, damages multiple vehicles, Crossroads Cafe


Several people were injured in a traffic crash involving multiple vehicles late Tuesday afternoon in Sidney Township, which may have been caused by a driver’s medical condition.

Deputies from the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office responded to the accident at the intersection of South Sheridan Road (M-66) and Sidney Road at 5:40 p.m.