Ionia County to get $72K from state in storm-related aid

Ionia County is slated to receive just over $72,000 in state funding to assist local households impacted by weather-related events in June.

Ionia County Finance Director Linda Pigue told the Ionia County Board of Commissioners at its meeting earlier this month that the county had received a letter from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer notifying them that the state had appropriated $10 million for emergency and disaster response and mitigation across the state, with $72,324 approved for Ionia County.

Muskellunge Lake residents share concerns regarding plan to curb Rainbow Lake floods

For people who own property on the trio of Rainbow, Middle and Sawdust lakes in Pine Township, the solution to a longtime flooding problem can’t come soon enough.

However, people who own property on Muskellunge Lake, just three miles west, are concerned Pine Township’s solution may become Maple Valley Township’s problem.