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Family loses home in fire

Family loses home in fire

By Judy Reed A Solon Township family is trying to put their life back together after a fire destroyed their home Monday. According to Solon Township firefighter Matt Schievink, they were toned out at 11:50 a.m. on Monday, March 29, to a structure fire at 13421 Sunset View, which is off 16 Mile, west of […]

Family loses home in fire
Bodies discovered after fires

Bodies discovered after fires

The Michigan State Police is investigating the possible homicide deaths of two people whose bodies were found after suspicious fires were extinguished southeast of Greenville last week. At approximately 7:53 a.m. Thursday, March 18, Ronald Township Fire was dispatched to a structure fire in the 4200 block of West Fenwick Road, Fairplain Township, Montcalm County. […]

Bodies discovered after fires
Man’s body found after house fire

Man’s body found after house fire

The body of a Reynold’s Township man was found inside his residence after a house fire was extinguished Monday. According to the Montcalm Sheriff’s Office, a residential structure fire was reported at approximately 6:24 p.m. on Monday, March 15, 2021 at 10506 N. West County Line Road in Reynolds Township. The Howard City Fire Department […]

Man’s body found after house fire
Police investigate crash with ambulance

Police investigate crash with ambulance

06 April 2021

Four people were injured Monday evening when a car collided with an ambulance in Oakfield Township. According to the Michigan State Police Grand Rapids Post, the crash occurred about 10:05 p.m. Monday, April 5, on 14 Mile Rd near Lincoln Lake Rd. According to witness statements, a 2018 Ford Explorer was traveling eastbound on 14 […]

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Sand Lake faces OMA lawsuit brought by ex-president and trustee

02 April 2021

Michigan State Police says OMA allegations unfoundedBy Judy Reed A civil suit has been filed in Kent County’s 17th Circuit Court accusing the Village of Sand Lake and its council members of violating the Open Meetings Act and Whistleblower Protection Act.The Michigan State Police, however, said the allegations about violating the OMA are unfounded.The suit […]

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Woman in critical condition after shooting

Woman in critical condition after shooting

29 March 2021

A Grant Township woman is in critical condition after being shot at her home Monday morning, and the Michigan State Police is asking for the public’s help to solve it. Troopers from the Michigan State Police Hart Post were dispatched Monday morning to a residence in the 3600 block of Fox Dr., near Thornapple Avenue, […]

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Family loses home in fire

Family loses home in fire

09 April 2021

By Judy Reed A Solon Township family is trying to put their life back together after a fire destroyed their home Monday. According to Solon Township firefighter Matt Schievink, they were toned out at 11:50 a.m. on Monday, March 29, to a structure fire at 13421 Sunset View, which is off 16 Mile, west of […]

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Odyssey of the mind team takes second at state

Odyssey of the mind team takes second at state

09 April 2021

The Red Hawk Elementary School’s Odyssey of the Mind team showed off their creativity and placed first at their regional competition, and second at their state competition held last weekend. The team will move on to compete at World Finals and are waiting to hear whether they will have an opportunity to compete in-person on […]

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West Michigan Vaccine clinic expands vaccine availability to all 16 and older

09 April 2021

Additional non-clinical volunteers are needed to support this effort GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 30, 2021 – The West Michigan Vaccine Clinic at DeVos Place, operated by Kent County, Spectrum Health and Mercy Health in collaboration with Vaccinate West Michigan, is immediately expanding vaccine availability to everyone 16 years and older. The clinic operates by appointment […]

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Michigan State Police Rockford Post to move

Michigan State Police Rockford Post to move

09 April 2021

This weekend, an iconic building in Rockford will close its doors for good.  The Michigan State Police Rockford Post, which was built as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) Post in 1936, will continue its service with a purpose in a new location starting Monday.  Its current location on Northland Drive was the main road going […]

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Spectrum Health, Health Dept. team up on COVID-19 vaccine

Spectrum Health, Health Dept. team up on COVID-19 vaccine

09 April 2021

Up to 1,000 doses a day can be given at United Lifestyles location To accommodate more patients getting the COVID-19 vaccine, Spectrum Health United Hospital has moved its vaccination clinic from within the hospital to the Spectrum Health United Lifestyles building at Marketplace Shopping Center. The first vaccine clinic at the new location occurred Friday […]

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Keep digging

09 April 2021

Rev. Bobby Gray Solid Rock Worship Center 11862 Shaner Ave NE, Cedar Springs Years ago, I heard a pastor rehearse a unique story about an acquaintance. The man had been country-born, country-bred, and, as he said, “When I die, I will be country-dead.” The gentleman had a unique spin on life. He left the farm […]

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LINDA KAY VELTING

LINDA KAY VELTING

09 April 2021

Linda Kay Velting 74 of Newaygo died Wednesday, March 24, 2021at Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital. She was born March 21, 1947 in Grand Rapids, the daughter of James & Jean (Curtiss) McGee. She loved her family and grandchildren and will be missed. Surviving are her husband, Carl whom she married May 11, 1963; children, […]

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ROBERT J. SNOW

ROBERT J. SNOW

09 April 2021

Robert J. Snow, age 86 of Ensley Township, Sand Lake, passed away Monday, March 29, 2021 Bob was born to Robert and Marie (Verburg) Snow on July 7, 1934 in Sand Lake. He graduated from Howard City High School in 1952 and married his high school sweetheart February 13, 1954. Bob enjoyed his family, fishing, […]

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Thank you

09 April 2021

I would like to thank everyone for all the love. I have received so many cards and gifts that I will treasure everyday. I had two suprise birthday parties, one from my family and the other by Lake Side Restaurant. Turning 100 was a blessing. Thank you so much. Love, Virginia Fisher

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DNR celebrates 100 years of conservation success

DNR celebrates 100 years of conservation success

09 April 2021

From restoration and recovery to resiliency and relevancy One hundred years ago Wednesday (March 30), the Michigan Department of Conservation—the precursor to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources—was created as part of a state government reorganization effort by then Gov. Alex Groesbeck. The legislation approved a century ago combined numerous components of state government into […]

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