Developer offers new proposal for Greenville’s Forest View subdivision

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A new housing development proposed in the north end of the city could bring about a revitalization of a subdivision that was once planned to be filled with more than 300 housing units. 

Eighteen years ago, developer Alden Nash Properties of Grand Rapids purchased a 56-acre site located on the northern boundary of Greenville West Drive, previously owned by the city of Greenville, with a plan to construct a total of 96 buildings.

Ionia mother/daughter retailers celebrating one year in business

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Jennifer Ross and Santana Weaver opened the Thread, White and Blue Boutique and Grand Ionia Antiques at 313 W. Main St. one year ago this week. The mother and daughter duo reports that business has been going rather well for them in downtown Ionia and they are hopeful for the future.

DAVID OLIVER: Honesty and debt

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American history used to be taught to school children not simply to inform them about the past and their place in the world, but also to instruct them about their civic responsibilities. As well, history was a vehicle for educating young people in virtue. 

Embracing victory

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Ionia volleyball never trails, sweeps Portland to claim second district title since 2019

Mikaiah White felt a wide range of emotions as the points started to tick away Thursday night. Part of the senior’s heart was hurting because this was her final time on her home floor playing volleyball — most of her heart was excited.

Why wouldn’t she? All of the fans wearing blue were rising to their feet, applauding their team and willing them to earn that final point. Ionia’s students were sweeping popcorn off the floor into a dustpan, indicative of the feat their Bulldogs were moments away from pulling off.

PLAY REVIEW: ‘Aladdin Jr.’ showcases young local actors

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Take some well-known Disney characters, add in some colorful costumes and some good life lessons, and you’ve got a top-notch story. Add some fun songs, and it becomes a musical.

The Hans Christian Andersen Theater and the Greenville Area Recreation and Community Center have combined all these things to present an amazing performance of Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.,” a musical drama that will be performed this weekend.

Greenville volleyball falls to Rockford in district finals

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Ionia woman enters no contest plea to fatal drunken driving collision 

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Terasa Trebian struck and killed motorcyclist Christopher Wright in June 2021

An Ionia woman was scheduled to go to trial Thursday morning on charges of driving drunk and killing a motorcyclist more than a year ago.

However, Terasa Lyn Trebian, 49, decided to enter a plea before Ionia County Circuit Court Judge Ronald Schafer just moments before the trial was set to start.

Belding City Council hosts candidate forum 

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Four candidates vying for three seats on the Belding City Council got the chance to speak about their stances on some important issues facing the city. 

The Belding City Council sponsored a candidate forum Tuesday evening that took place an hour before the council’s regular meeting at 7 p.m. 

TEN QUESTIONS: Tacos and T. Rex

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Who are you? My name is Timothy Patrick McAllister. I was born in 1974. I have lived in Grand Rapids since 1993 and my job is Ionia County reporter for the Daily News.

STEVE MERREN: Public land and using it properly

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As we near the opening day of firearm deer season, hunters are working through their equipment, sighting in their firearms, and putting the finishing touches on their hunting spot.