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Tuesday Aug 26 | WOODTV.com

Ionia Dept. of Public Safety gets first K-9 officer

He's a 2-year-old German Shepherd named Blocker. He and his partner Officer Jennifer Skorka have been training in a vacant Eaton Rapids elementary school for two weeks.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison

Tuesday Aug 26 | MLive.com

Severe thunderstorm warning in effect until 3:30 p.m. for Ionia County

A severe thunderstorm is expected to move just south of Ionia within the next hour, possibly containing 60 mph wind gusts and penny-sized hail.

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Related Topix: Ionia, MI, Weather, Natural Disasters, Hailstorm

Sat Aug 23, 2014

WTKG-AM Grand Rapids

I-96 East Bound and West Bound lane closures

Mdot is doing work on I-96 from Alden Nash to the Kent Ionia line this weekend. Lanes will be closed through 5am Monday.

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Related Topix: Ionia, MI

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Detroit Free Press

State conventions today for GOP and Democrats

Gov. Rick Snyder is to address the Michigan Republican Party's state convention in Novi this morning as he and others in the GOP seek to fend off a tea party challenge to his running mate, Lt.

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Related Topix: Rick Snyder, US Governors, Michigan, Healthcare Law, Law, Wayne State University, Michigan State University

MLive.com

Verve Pipe to headline Bridge Fest; 2-day music festival benefits Whites Bridge rebuild

Michigan pop-rock band The Verve Pipe will headline a new two-day fall music and craft beer festival that's being organized by a nonprofit group attempting to rebuild Whites Covered Bridge.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Verve Pipe, Friday, Entertainment

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Bridge Magazine: A charter school for Michigan's rural poor closes

Principal Victoria Simon said, 'I think most of these children's parents love them dearly, but poverty does lead to neglect.

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Related Topix: Central Michigan University, Family, Kids, Montcalm County, MI, Opinion

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Motorcyclist hits road sign in Ionia County; police suspect alcohol

The man was riding south on Hubbardston Road near Nickle Plate Road around 9:49 p.m. on August 18 when he went off the road, hit the sign, and was thrown from the motorcycle.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Three people hospitalized after a car crash in Ionia County

Investigators say around 6:30pm, 27-year-old Alison Murphy went through a stop sign at the intersection of Portland Road and Jordan Lake Avenue, and collided with another vehicle containing three people.

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WOODTV.com

The aftermath of a crash at the intersection of Jordan Lake Road and Portland Road.

It happened around 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Jordan Lake Road and Portland Road in Berlin Township, according to the Ionia County Sheriff's Department.

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Related Topix: Grand Ledge, MI

Lansing State Journal

Portland police report

The department handled one lock out during this time. Area police officers want to remind residents that if they see something that appears to be suspicious to contact the police immediately by calling 911 or 647-7521 if a crime is in progress or has taken place.

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Related Topix: Portland, MI, Eaton County, MI

Lansing State Journal

Ionia County board approves jail roof project

A proposal to replace the roof on the Ionia County Jail received the go-ahead from the county's Board of Commissioners on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Lyons, MI

Wed Aug 13, 2014

MLive.com

Charter school for rural poor authorized by Central Michigan University closes

Principal Victoria Simon packing up her office at the Threshold Academy in Orleans after Central Michigan University closed down the charter school, citing a lack of academic progress.

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Related Topix: Central Michigan University, Orleans, MI, Family, Kids, Montcalm County, MI

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Detroit News

Calley is tea party's ally

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley has proven his conservative credentials, and the tea party should view him as an ally, Fink writes.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Branch County, MI, Hillsdale County, MI, Rick Snyder, US Governors, Opinion

MLive.com

Convenience store employee admits that armed robbery was faked, will testify against cohort

A scheme designed to net a couple of buddies the contents of a cash drawer instead will result in time behind bars.

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Related Topix: Rockford, MI, Kent County, MI

Sun Aug 10, 2014

Lansing State Journal

Portland police report

Area police officers want to remind residents that if they see something that appears to be suspicious to contact the police immediately by calling 911 or 647-7521 if a crime is in progress or has taken place.

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Related Topix: Portland, MI

Wed Aug 06, 2014

WLNS-TV Lansing

Groundbreaking For Lake Odessa Community Library

Participating A&W restaurants in the United States will celebrate National Root Beer Float Day today by giving away root beer floats and supporting the "Wounded Warrior Project".

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Related Topix: Lake Odessa, MI, Lansing, MI, Agriculture, Science

Tue Aug 05, 2014

Lansing State Journal

Ionia County road millage proposal defeated

A millage proposal to fund road and bridge improvements in Ionia County was defeated at the polls on Tuesday.

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Lansing State Journal

Hearing on proposed sand, gravel mine in Ionia County postponed

Danby Township officials have postponed a public hearing on a proposed sand and gravel mining operation so the planning commission can study the plan further.

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Related Topix: Portland, MI

Mon Aug 04, 2014

WOTV Battle Creek

Michigan Youth Leadership Training Camp, Ionia Intermediate School District

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. The Ionia County Intermediate School District in collaboration with and sponsored by State Farm is holding the fourth annual Michigan Youth Leadership Training Camp .

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Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI

Sun Aug 03, 2014

Lansing State Journal

Portland police report

The department handled one lock out and one medical assist during this time. Area police officers want to remind residents that if they see something that appears to be suspicious to contact the police immediately by calling 911 or 647-7521 if a crime is in progress or has taken place.

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Related Topix: Portland, MI

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