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Pitsch landfill expansion discussion continues

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The Ionia County Solid Waste Planning Committee on Tuesday continued to discuss a proposed landfill expansion from Orleans Township into Otisco Township.

The Solid Waste Planning Committee began meeting last November to review a request from Gary Pitsch, owner of the 143.5-acre Pitsch Sanitary Landfill in Orleans Township. Pitsch wants to expand onto a 40-acre site in Otisco Township bordering Orleans Township and to begin taking in more waste from outside Ionia County.

Solid waste expert discusses Ionia County landfill expansion plans

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Christina Miller, a solid waste planning specialist with the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE), was present at the latest meeting of the Ionia County Solid Waste Planning Committee as that body continues to discuss a proposed expansion to Pitsch Sanitary Landfill.

Committee discusses environmental impact of proposed landfill expansion in Ionia County

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Discussion continued Tuesday about expanding the Pitsch Sanitary Landfill during the Ionia County Solid Waste Planning Committee’s latest meeting.

Much of the discussion focused on the potential environmental impact of a landfill expansion proposed by Gary Pitsch, owner of the 143.5-acre landfill in Orleans Township.

Orleans Township board appoints new treasurer, sewer administrator

The Orleans Township Board has appointed a new township treasurer and sewer administrator after the former treasurer unexpectedly resigned.

Lakeview man killed in car crash, speed and alcohol believed to be factors


Troopers from the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post responded to a single vehicle traffic crash early Tuesday morning, resulting in fatal injuries to a 42-year-old man from Lakeview.

Troopers were dispatched to Canfield Road north of Wheeler Road in Ionia County’s Orleans Township, around 3:03 a.m.

Ionia County committee begins consideration of Pitsch expansion

A committee tasked with reviewing Ionia County’s Solid Waste Management plan and recommending updates to the Ionia County Board of Commissioners has organized for its charge.

The Solid Waste Planning Committee had its first meeting Thursday morning, attended by eight of its members appointed by county commissioners to represent various constituent groups in the county and in the solid waste industry.

Ionia County commissioners approve filling District Court clerk vacancy

The Ionia County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a request to fill a deputy court clerk position vacant due to a retirement.

Ronald Morseau, the District Court administrator and magistrate, asked commissioners to allow him to fill the position, which was held by Alva Fewless, who retired June 25 after 23 years of service.

Pastor Ken goes home

Shiloh Community Church’s longtime pastor dies at age 86

As Ken Harger rested in the comfort of his own home Thursday, surrounded by family singing hymns at his bedside, the longtime pastor and friend of all who crossed his path completed a journey from life to death that was spent in the service of God.