I ran into my friend Sharon at the grocery. After the usual “How have you been what have you been up to” stuff, we got talking about events unfolding in the larger world.
This happens often when we bump into each other. Sharon’s a bit of a philosopher and one smart cookie, though it’s hard to know for sure because she’s English and everything those people say sounds clever and sophisticated.
With every screw tightened into place, with each piece of wood fixated together with glue, students from Central Montcalm Upper Elementary School received a peek into the world that a career in construction trades might offer them one day.
During a trip to the Montcalm Area Career Center on April 28, fifth graders from the elementary school were paired with high school students enrolled in the MACC’s construction trades program, where they worked together to assemble wood boxes for a special use.
Members of the Montcalm County Planning Commission praised a wind energy ordinance drafted for Winfield Township, even though a voter referendum effort will likely begin the moment the ordinance is approved.
The county Planning Commission, which met on Monday to review draft wind ordinances for both Winfield and Maple Valley townships, reviews township ordinances in an advisory capacity only and provides feedback to those townships.
At a work session before Tuesday’s regular meeting, the Ionia City Council voted to set a public hearing on the proposed budget for the next fiscal year for 7 p.m. on June 7 at City Hall.
Along with a hearing on the budget will be a hearing on an amendment to the utilities ordinance that would provide an increase to support the proposed $25.8 million budget.
Courtney Grant turned on a ball just outside the 18-yard box and launched it high. The ball curved right-to-left and found the upper-right hand corner of the net, sparking a joyous celebration for the Lakeview girls soccer team.
The goal tied the game against Fremont at 1-1 with 16:35 to play in the first half Wednesday at the Wildcats’ soccer field. The Packers had opened the scoring just 94 seconds before Grant’s goal with a corner kick that found its way into the net off the far post. Momentum seemed to be in the balance, especially with Grant’s goal.
A 2019 Ionia High School graduate who is studying photography at Montcalm Community College will compete in a national competition for a nighttime photo she took of the historic Ionia Theatre.
Mary McQuarrie, 21, of Ionia will travel to Dallas, Texas, later this month to attend the Business Professionals of America (BPA) national conference after being named a finalist in the BPA National Promotional Photography contest.
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