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Ionia County commissioners approve purchase of skid steer for parks

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The Ionia County Board of Commissioners discussed and approved on Tuesday the purchase of a new John Deere skid steer loader that will primarily be used to maintain county parks.

The price for the item would be $59,415.27 if the county bought it outright or $69,715.27 if they chose to finance the purchase for five years, with five annual payments of $13.882.86.

Ionia Fall Fest returns to Bertha Brock Park on Oct. 15

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After a four-year break, the annual Fall Fest is returning to Bertha Brock Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 15. 

Fall Fest is free to attend, featuring children’s activities, craft vendors, a treasure hunt and lots more, plus the opportunity to enjoy one of Ionia County’s most beautiful locations.

New and improved Ionia County Fall Fest set for Oct. 15 at Bertha Brock Park

After a three-year hiatus, a local tradition with a 50-plus-year history will return this fall with a new date and a new focus.

Ionia County Fall Fest at Bertha Brock Park is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 15, with the time to be announced. That’s about a month later than usual, noted organizer Ally Cook.

10 QUESTIONS: Downtown supporter

Who are you? Ally Cook, Ionia, 35, owner of Cook & Co. Creamery & Confections ice cream shop in downtown Ionia, and the District 4 commissioner for Ionia County.