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Sunday Apr 13 | Lansing State Journal

Portland police report

The department handled one lockout 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

Sunday Apr 13 | Lansing State Journal

Thousands still without power after Saturday storms

Thousands remained without power Sunday morning after a string of thunderstorms across the state, including a swath of mid-Michigan.

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Related Topix: Clinton County, MI, St. Johns, MI

Sunday Apr 13 | Lansing State Journal

Portland-area communities to receive additonal funds

The consistent build-up of snow during the past winter also caused a consistent draw down of local budgets as counties, cities and villages put in extra manpower to keep roads and highways clear for travel.

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Related Topix: Portland, MI

Sunday Apr 13 | Lansing State Journal

Red Mill pavilion project moves forward

A Portland group seeking to place a pavilion adjacent to the Red Mill on Water Street received permission to go ahead with drawing formal plans.

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Related Topix: Portland, MI

Sunday Apr 13 | Lansing State Journal

Ionia County board approves alert system purchase

An alert system designed to notify residents in the event of an emergency received the approval of the Ionia County Board of Commissioners last week.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics

Sat Apr 12, 2014

WILX-TV Lansing

Slideshow: Storm Hits Mid-Michigan, Knocks Out Power

The severe thunderstorms have caused power outages for thousands of Mid-Michigan residents.

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Related Topix: Weather, Livingston County, MI

Fri Apr 11, 2014

MLive.com

Families lobbying for Ionia County charter school closing after CMU pulled sponsorship

Threshold Academy families are sharing their stories to help secure another sponsor for the Ionia County charter school which is being forced to close because Central Michigan University pulled its authorization because of the school's low academic achievement.

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

Tue Apr 08, 2014

WNEM-TV Saginaw

In-home day care shut down after child's death

An in-home day care in Ionia County has been shut down after a 5-month-old died last year after being put to sleep in an adult bed.

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Related Topix: Portland, MI

Sun Apr 06, 2014

Lansing State Journal

Portland police report

The department handled three lockouts 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

Sat Apr 05, 2014

WTVG-TV Toledo

Snyder wants to keep Calley as Lt Gov

Gov. Rick Snyder says he wants Lt. Gov. Brian Calley to be his running mate as he seeks re-election.

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Related Topix: Rick Snyder, US Governors, Oakland County, MI, Australia, World News,

Fri Apr 04, 2014

MLive.com

Ionia County charter school closing after CMU ends affiliation for lack of academic progress

Threshold Academy school leaders expressed disappointment that the Ionia County charter school will be forced to close after Central Michigan University pulled its authorization, citing "limited progress" on academic goals.

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

MLive.com

Tom Rademacher: After lifetime of illiteracy, Ionia County man authors book

One of the most heart-breaking sagas of hope you might ever embrace is just a few hundred words long, features crayoned pictures for art, and was penned by a 55-year-old man who at one point in his life counted as his only friend a loyal little dog named Skipper.

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Related Topix: Lyons, MI, Lake Odessa, MI, Ionia, MI

Wed Apr 02, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

State grants go toward removing, renovating dams

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources said this week the Timberland Resource Conservation & Development has been awarded $250,000 for the Hubbardston Dam removal project on Fish Creek in Ionia County.

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Related Topix: Hubbardston, MI, Montmorency County, MI

Sun Mar 30, 2014

Lansing State Journal

Portland police report

The department handled two lockouts and made two medical assists. 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

Lansing State Journal

Portland library receives grant for book club

A couple of years ago, the Portland District Library and the Portland High School library started a book club.

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Related Topix: Portland, MI

Lansing State Journal

Ionia County board approves patrol agreement with Portland

The Portland Police Department will have some assistance should the officers find themselves shorthanded with their scheduling.

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Related Topix: Portland, MI, Saranac, MI

Lansing State Journal

Ionia County dispatcher honored for exemplary response

ICCD Director Jim Valentine presented Dispatcher John Wiechenthal with a SmartSave Award from Smart911 which honors and rewards call-takers, dispatchers and emergency responders who are able to effectively use the national public safety service to positively affect the outcome of an emergency.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics, Portland, MI

Fri Mar 28, 2014

MLive.com

No change of venue for former Kent County Commissioner Gary Rolls in alleged child sex case

The trial for the former Kent County commissioner accused of sexually abusing a child will stay right in the county where the accused was elected.

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Related Topix: Kent County, MI, Newaygo, MI, Newaygo County, MI

WOODTV.com

generic Ionia County Sheriff's Office winter

The Ionia County Sheriff's Department is awaiting toxicology results to figure out what caused the death of a 2-year-old boy.

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Wed Mar 26, 2014

Northern Michigan News

Officials warn of potential for more flooding

The Grand Rapids Press reports the Grand River through downtown Grand Rapids rose above its banks earlier this week, causing water to cover some of the Riverwalk path.

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Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI, Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Kent County, MI, Ingham County, MI

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