2022-05-27

PASTOR COOPER: An irresistible delight

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What do you think about most of the time? 

I ask that because just as they say, “You are what you eat” you surely are what you think or as it says in Scripture, “As a man thinks in his heart so is he.” 

The ARPA curse?

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Montcalm County commissioners split in vote to give $50K each to 29 municipalities

Not that long ago, Montcalm County commissioners were agonizing over how to make budget cuts.

Now, they’re agonizing over how to spend American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars.

“The ARPA thing’s really turning into a curse,” Board Chairman Patrick Q. Carr of Cato Township declared.

TEN QUESTIONS: Indy fan

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Who are you? Robert Sykes, Ionia, 59, Ionia County Probate Court judge.

Whiskey Barrel Barn: It’s the big event place

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Plan your next big event at this vintage, yet elegant, country setting. 

Start now because they are booked up for the next year. Yes, it’s necessary to plan a year ahead for the venue at 18150 W. Almy Road just outside of Howard City. The business is typically open from May 1 until Nov. 1.   

Belding girls soccer falls short in districts to Wyoming Lee, 3-0

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Tears started flowing almost immediately as the buzzer at Rudness Field sounded, signifying the end of the Belding girls soccer season.

The Black Knights (6-12) walked off the field toward their bench and started hugging one another — their season was over. For 10 seniors, their Belding soccer careers were over as the Black Knights fell to Wyoming Lee, 3-0, in a Division 3 district quarterfinal on Thursday.

Belding teams earn success at Battle of the Books

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The Ionia County Battle of the Books is an annual trivia competition that tests third- through fifth-graders’ knowledge of four books that are selected by librarians at participating Ionia County libraries.

‘The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek’ is One Book One County selection

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“The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” by Kim Michele Richardson is the book everyone will be reading as the 2022 One Book One County Montcalm selection.

STEVE MERREN: Know your bad guys: Part two

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Last week, I decided to jump into the world of Michigan’s not-so-pleasant residents and shed a little light on a few of the plants and animals that have the potential to be dangerous.

This week, I’m going to cover a couple of the creepiest little buggers on the roster and, hopefully, provide enough insight to make them avoidable.

Sports roundup for May 27, 2022

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Sports roundup for May 27, 2022

Outmans defend GOP-led tax cut proposal, criticize Whitmer’s pledge for a $500 one-time rebate 

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While Michigan’s 2022-2023 budget may still be more than four months away from being approved, proposals from both the Democratic governor’s office and the Republican-controlled Legislature continue to take shape.