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Ionia County corrections officer switches careers to Montcalm County probation officer

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An Ionia County Jail corrections officer is making the switch to the career field he’s always wanted — probation.

Mitchell Ferris was recently hired as Montcalm County’s newest District Court probation officer, succeeding Mary Ellen Wiles who retired after nearly 37 years on the job.

Montcalm County commissioners recommend probation officer hire, split on District Court clerk request

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When it came to two requests involving Montcalm County District Court, one was unanimously recommended for advancement, while one caused commissioners to split.

District Court Administrator/Attorney Magistrate Jason Evans and Deputy Court Administrator/Magistrate/Chief Probation Officer Brandon Olejnik appeared at the Aug. 8 Committee-of-the-Whole meeting to ask commissioners for permission to hire a new probation officer and a new deputy clerk II.