Rep. Moolenaar shares thoughts on vax mandates, election safeguards

Those in our country’s leadership who are the most opposed to COVID-19 vaccine mandates include U.S. Congressman John Moolenaar, R-Midland. 

Covering a variety of topics during an interview with the Daily News last Thursday, one of the larger points of contention Moolenaar brought forward was his stance on President Joe Biden’s efforts to mandate vaccines for employers with more than 100 employees. 

Pierson Township to split into two voting precincts

One of Montcalm County’s fastest-growing townships is splitting into two voting precincts to keep up with the increasing population.

The Pierson Township Board voted 5-0 on Dec 14 to begin the process of dividing the township from one into two precincts.

Ionia Community Library millage fails by 104 votes

Ionia Community Library leaders had hoped that the third time would be the charm. Instead, voters once again turned down a library millage proposal, this time by 104 votes.

The final tally in Tuesday’s election was 1,551 “no” votes to 1,447 “yes” votes.

All local city seats uncontested in Nov. 2 election

FREE Write-in deadline is Friday

Along with a host of uncontested city seats on the Nov. 2 ballot in Ionia and Montcalm counties, Ionia County voters will also decide several millage proposals.

The write-in deadline is 4 p.m. Friday with your local city clerk for anyone wishing to run for one of the open city seats listed below.

Ionia Public Schools voters say ‘no’ to Headlee restoration

Ionia Public Schools voters on Tuesday opted not to approve the restoration of a non-homestead operating millage in support of the schools to its original 18 mills.

With all 15 precincts reporting, the final tally was 591 (or 44.27%) “yes” votes to 744 (or 55.73%) “no” votes to restore the Headlee rollback.