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Message to woman who hit mailbox

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Dear Editor,


On the morning of October 7th, a lady in a silver Buick hit my mailbox. While it’s inconvenient that I now have to put up a new one, I really just want her to be careful. My mailbox is a full car width from the travel lane on Fifth Street. So whatever it was that she was doing caused her to cross the equivalent of another lane, and she was going fast enough to snap the 4×4 off below ground level.

Whoever you are, please be careful. Had it been earlier in the day, my four-year-old would have been out there. You and you alone are responsible for controlling that 3,500 pound piece of metal. If you were sending or receiving something on your phone, shame on you. You could have killed someone. If you were distracted by something else in the car, pull over. The lane you had to cross to hit the mailbox was big enough. I am not interested in pressing charges, but remember that the difference between an “oops” and a felony is telling someone that you made a mistake.

Hope you are all right.


Molly Nixon, Cedar Springs


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Man drives truck up mailbox and road sign

A Pierson Township man woke up Sunday morning, at about 4:30 a.m., to the sound of spinning tires. And with good reason—he saw a white male, possibly under the influence of alcohol, who had his vehicle stuck on top of a mailbox post and road sign.

The man who saw the truck reported it at 8:46 a.m. Montcalm County Deputies responded to the scene at the intersection of Kimball and Daggett Roads, in Pierson Township. They found the Chevrolet S -10 on top of the mailbox post and road sign, but the driver was nowhere to be seen.

Deputies later located the driver, Jacob Isiah-Wilson Jordan, 27, of Sand Lake, at his home. He was cited for failing to report an accident as well as violation of the basic speed law. Alcohol may have been a factor in the accident. There were no reported injuries.


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