As a rule, I love dogs. They are, after all, better than us in most respects.
They’re loyal, selfless, eager to please. They don’t lie or cheat, though if you leave a cheeseburger sitting on a low table, they’re not above stealing. But c’mon man! We’re talking cheeseburger here. I might do the same thing myself. And unlike a cat (or me), a dog will have the good grace to look guilty about it afterwards.
While this community’s sewer rates are projected to increase steadily until the end of this decade, that increase is now likely to be joined by another fee increase — water rates.
The Greenville City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a contract for professional services to Utility Financial Solutions LLC of Holland in an amount not to exceed $20,400 to conduct a water utility rate study in connection with the city’s water department.
A new adaptive playground at Freedom Acres School is the only one in Ionia County specifically designed so children of all mobility levels can play together with total freedom.
The new equipment at 2191 Harwood Road in Ionia includes swings of various shapes and sizes, a massive jungle gym with ramps, stairs and other methods of getting on top of it, a merry-go-around that spins via a wheel in the middle and sensory features like musical equipment.
The Ionia Public Schools Board of Education on Monday approved the first step for several upcoming construction projects.
The board (with trustees Shawn Diebel and Roger Hull absent) approved a motion to develop bid specifications for six construction projects, the first necessary step to complete or at least start them before the 2023 school year begins next August.
The Ionia County Board of Commissioners combined two corrections departments, made a recycling appointment and paid tribute to a notable employee during their meeting on Tuesday.
The board voted to appoint John Vriese to the Solid Waste Committee for a two-year term to on Concerned Citizens for Clean Water, an environmental group. Vriese is listed online as the secretary and director of Recycle Ionia Inc., based at 318 S. Jefferson in Ionia.
For the fifth consecutive year, Spectrum Health United Hospital has been recognized with a Maternity Care Excellence Award from the Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM).
EAM, a nonprofit group comprised of Michigan’s largest employers and unions, announced the annual EAM Hospital Maternity Care Awards on Sept. 15, recognizing hospitals throughout Michigan that have demonstrated excellence and improvement in maternity care and delivery outcomes.