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Bomb threat closes all Ionia Public Schools on Tuesday  WILX-TV

Officials say all Ionia Public Schools will be closed Tuesday due to a bomb threat.



Ron Wilson: Make a plan  Sentinel-Standard

Dear Community Members,Most adults experience what-if moments. Imagine a hospital scene where a wife sits next to her husband, who has just suffered a ...



Week 2 high school football preview  Sentinel-Standard

Week two brings up a pair of area matchups, while Portland faces maybe its toughest test of the season. All seven area teams are looking to build off week one, ...



Week 4 high school football previews  Sentinel-Standard

The season is one-third over, and teams will either need to solidify their strong starts or make a move for a playoff push in week 4. Perry (2-1, 0-0 GLAC) at ...



Man gets 5 years probation in fatal stabbing, rape  MLive.com

He spent more than two years in jail waiting for the cases to conclude.



Abby Frost, Sophia Rewa named top Ionia High School grads  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — Seniors Abby Frost and Sophia Rewa will close their careers at Ionia High School by delivering this year's graduation speeches. Frost is the Class of ...



Ionia High School second semester honor roll  Sentinel-Standard

Congratulations to the following Ionia High School students who finished the second semester on the honor roll. Each student finished the semester with a GPA ...



Amber Mitchell named new Ionia High assistant principal  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — A desire to build relationships with students, parents and staff at Ionia Public Schools has earned Amber Mitchell a position as a high school ...



Graduation 2019: Ionia High School  Sentinel-Standard

What are you looking forward to now that you have graduated?“I plan on going over to Ventra, because I got my robotics certificate this year, but I'm going to ...



Ionia schools leases Welch High building to nonprofit  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — The building that housed Douglas R. Welch High School has been leased to a local nonprofit.Ionia Public Schools is leasing the now former Douglas ...



Students, supporters recognized at Ionia Public Schools Community Celebration  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — Music, awards and ice cream highlighted an annual Ionia Public Schools night of recognition.The IPS Community Celebration took place Wednesday, ...



Ionia High School first semester honor roll - News  Sentinel-Standard

The following students were named to the honor roll at Ionia High School for the first semester by achieving a grade point average of 3.3 or higher. Students are ...



Ionia High School Theatre Group to take on The Addams Family  Sentinel-Standard

The Ionia High School Theatre Group is stepping into the macabre mansion for its next production. The group will be performing “The Addams Family: A New ...



Cell phones banned at Ionia Middle School  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — Cell phones will not be allowed at Ionia Middle School starting with the 2019-20 academic year.Cell phones and other electronic devices may not be ...



High school graduation rate edges up in Michigan  Sentinel-Standard

LANSING — The Michigan high school graduation rate saw a slight increase with the class of 2018.Data released by the Michigan Center for Educational ...



Pewamo-Westphalia ranked as one of Michigans top high schools  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA COUNTY — The 2019 version of the Best High Schools report from U.S News and World Report was recently released and one area school ranked ...



Ionia High School wants to find a path for all students  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA - There are different types of high school graduates. There are those super-motivated kids, who have their college or career plans figured out early, and hit ...



Finance director named at IPS  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — Craig Harley's wait for the right school business opportunity brought him back to a familiar setting.Harley was hired as Ionia Public Schools' director of ...



Parents upset about lack of communication on alleged threat  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

IONIA, Mich. — Parents are speaking out about the way Ionia Public Schools handled an alleged threat to the high school on Friday. It's still unclear what the ...



Break finally starts for district with 19 snow days  WOODTV.com

The West Michigan school that racked up the most snow days is finally on summer break.



Students transform Ionia High wall display into mural of hope  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — A wall at Ionia High School - known for years as the "Pain Wall" - displayed words and phrases describing problems and pressures common to teens.



Ionia schools contract with YMCA set to expire  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — Ionia Public Schools is diving through its options for operating its swimming pool.The contract between IPS and the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids ...



Middle school gets repurposed sign from local family  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — A family has donated a new digital sign to Ionia Middle School.Dr. Lowell Swartz of Ionia Family Dentistry and his wife, attorney Judy Swartz, donated ...



Ionia Public Schools to dismiss students in 4 buildings early Wednesday  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — Ionia Public Schools is giving an early dismissal for students in four of its buildings Wednesday because of road conditions.Ionia High School, Ionia ...



Back in the Day, 1888: Barnums circus comes to Ionia  Sentinel-Standard

The Ionia Sentinel, THURSDAY JULY 19, 1888 — The great parade of Barnum's circus show took place as advertised and filled the bill in every respect, There ...



Ionia High senior Jacob Piros skates with Nashville Predators, thanks to Make-A-Wish  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — Everyone has that one thing in life that gets them through their toughest times.For Ionia High School senior Jacob Piros, that one thing is hockey.



Ionia High School announces 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame class  Sentinel-Standard

Ionia High School Athletic Hall of Famed announced its 2018 class, which will be inducted on September 15, 2018. There will be eight individuals and one team ...



Ionia superintendent warns parents about a new law that will keep third-graders with reading issues from advancing to fourth grade  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — A state law enacted in October, 2016 is going to start having real consequences for Michigan youngsters who are struggling with their reading skills, ...



Ionia native brings sea lions to Free Fair  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — It's been a long journey for Xania Alexandra and her sea lions to end up in Ionia.On Tuesday, Alexandra stood in front of a pool testing the water's PH ...



Heartlands Institute of Technology honors top students  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — Heartlands Institute of Technology offers juniors and seniors in Ionia County a chance to explore different career fields, such as health occupations, ...



Ionia students taking advantage of FANUC robotics certification program  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — FANUC is one of the world leaders in robotics and automation technology. The company is based in Japan, but makes its North American headquarters ...



Four candidates battling for two seats on Ionia Board of Education  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA - Four candidates are vying for two open seats on the Ionia Public Schools Board of Education in the Nov. 6 election.Incumbent Sarah Gorb, Margot Cook, ...



Ionia Highs Brady Swinehart signs to play basketball at Hope College  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — One month after committing to play for the Hope College men's basketball team, Ionia High School senior Brady Swinehart made it official on Monday.



Trial scheduled for suspect in 2017 stabbing death of Ionia teen  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — The suspect in the fatal stabbing of an Ionia teen in 2017 is scheduled for trial.Kyler Bogert, 19, of Ionia, is charged with open murder for the June 2017 ...



Ionia High School forensics team takes best-ever 10th in state  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — The largest-ever Ionia High School forensics team sent more competitors to the recent state finals competition at Oakland Community College in ...



Ionia High School announces spring semester honor roll  Sentinel-Standard

12th grade honor roll (3.3-5.0 grade point average): Mariah Abson*, Isabella M. Andrews, Jordan T. Badder, Gabrielle M. Bauer, Addison T. Baylis*, Olivia J.



Ionias Soaring Above Teen Center is a hit with kids  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — For nearly four years, one location in downtown Ionia has been focused on keeping teens off the streets and providing a positive environment for them.



Family, friends mourn loss of Ionia High School senior  Sentinel-Standard

Friends and family are mourning the loss of 17-year-old Kaylee Marie Taylor the day after the Ionia High School senior was killed in a car crash on Wednesday ...



Ionia Public Schools dismissing early due to heat  WZZM13.com

Due to high temperatures and humidity in the classrooms, Ionia Public Schools students are getting out of school early Wednesday.



Ionia High School Principal greets parents  Sentinel-Standard

New Ionia High School Principal Benjamin Gurk held a meet the principal coffee night Wednesday.



One seriously successful senior  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — When former Ionia High School basketball standout Austin Gregory scored his 1000th career point in 2014, it sparked something in the mind of Brady ...



Ionia High School senior killed in 2-car accident  Sentinel-Standard

Kaylee Marie Taylor, a 17-year-old female from Ionia, was killed and a 16-year-old male from Muir was hurt from a two-vehicle head on personal injury traffic ...



High School Musical opens Friday at Watt Auditorium  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — The Ionia High School Theatre Group will present "High School Musical" at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5, and May 11 and May 12, ...



Michigan High School Powerlifting Championships to receive support from MHSAA  Grandblancview

IONIA – The Michigan High School Powerlifting Association is pleased to announce this season's State Powerlifting Championships, March 9-10 at Ionia High ...



Ionia community gets ready for ninth annual Purple Week  Greenville Daily News

IONIA —It may take a village to raise a child, but in Ionia, it takes a community organization to support a cancer patient. By partnering with the community, Ionia ...



Suspect in 2017 stabbing death bound over for trial  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — After being found competent to stand trial, an Ionia County murder suspect is being bound over to Circuit Court on several different charges.



Ionia High School athletes shine in powerlifting finals  Sentinel-Standard

CROSWELL — Ionia High School competitors were able to shatter state records and score personal bests at the Michigan High School Powerlifting ...



Legendary Bulldogs  Greenville Daily News

IONIA — The Ionia Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame committee announced Thursday the induction of nine new members to the fraternity of Elite Bulldogs, ...



A shoulder above the rest  Greenville Daily News

IONIA — Despite missing about an entire season's worth of basketball games during her high school career due to a multitude of shoulder injuries, Kellie ...



Matcor donates $3,000 for purchase of trailer for Ionia band instruments  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — The Ionia High School marching band has been active and successful in recent years, performing at games, parades and competitions around the state ...



Ionia High School inducts inaugural Hall of Fame class  Sentinel-Standard

Just over one month ago, history was made in Ionia. History was also preserved.



Ionia High School senior gives back to Boyce Elementary School  Sentinel-Standard

The students of Boyce Elementary School not only have an outdoor area to work, but it's even more private now thanks to an Ionia High School senior.



Ionia falls to No. 3 Lansing Catholic in Purple Game  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — On Friday night under the lights at Ionia High School, another varsity football game was played.But that night was about much more than a football ...



Brady Swinehart, Andre Smith named Sentinel-Standard Co-Basketball Players of the Year  Sentinel-Standard

One had an individual record breaking season and the other helped a team set a record.Ionia senior Brady Swinehart and Pewamo-Westphalia senior Andre ...



Ionia YMCA ready for summer with new programs  Sentinel-Standard

The school year is over and summer is here.The Ionia YMCA has a number of events going on this summer to participate in.Summer programs are in full swing ...



4 Rep. Jim Lower to primary Congressman Justin Amash  Greenville Daily News

“I helped with his campaign,” the Republican state representative for the 70th District told the Daily News. “Hell, I voted for Amash in '10, '12 and '14. “At the time ...



Upcoming Ionia Free Fair schedule  Sentinel-Standard

NOTE: No charge for Ionia Free Fair events listed unless noted. The Antique Village is open from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. each day of the fair in the Floral Building.



Top 12 2017 Sports Stories Countdown - 3. Ionia football mounts greatest MHSAA comeback during Homecoming game  Sentinel-Standard

The Ionia Bulldog football team mounts the biggest comeback in MHSAA history.



Ionia teen's death in stabbing 'affected the whole community'  MLive.com

Grief counseling was available at Ionia High School for students who were close to or affected by the death of Daniel Johnson.



2019 Academic State Champs honors Michigan schools where college is the norm  Bridge Michigan

Dearborn Public Schools has two early-college programs at Henry Ford College, helping the district's high schools snare Academic State Champs honors.



Northwest falls to Haslett in Division 2 girls basketball regional final  MLive.com

Photos as Northwest falls to Haslett in a Division 2 regional final girls basketball game at Ionia High School.



Ionia football program hosts Food Bowl  Sentinel-Standard

Saturday, Aug. 12 featured the annual Blue and White Food Bowl, which serves not only as a showcase for the football program from varsity all the way down to ...



Search Michigan schools to see how they compare in sending grads to college  Bridge Michigan

Use this database to search for your Michigan high school and see how it compares in sending graduates to college to others nearby and of similar economic ...



Portland Raider Girls Tennis: Off to a Great 2019 Start  theportlandbeacon.com

When Jim Niebling, Portland's iconic tennis coach, decided to retire at the end of last year after a 21-year career as the Raider's Coach, Crystal Lowe who had.



Ionia High School bans graduation cap decoration  Fox17

IONIA, Mich. – Graduation is considered a rite of passage for students. Many like to have their mortarboards decorated while receiving their diplomas.



Unvaccinated student rates rise for third straight year in Michigan schools  Bridge Michigan

The unvaccinated rate is still lower than in 2014, but the increase comes as Michigan battles a measles outbreak. A bill that would require schools with higher ...



The 10 Best High School Marching Bands In West Michigan  wkfr.com

After 43,960 votes the Best West Michigan High School Marching Band is... Before we get to the results I want to thank everyone for showing love for their local ...



Free Fair crowns Abigail Read 2018 queen  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — The Ionia Free Fair kicked off its 103rd year by crowning Ionia native Abigail Read the 2018 Ionia Free Fair Queen on Thursday night.In Read's royal ...



This weekends Ionia Free Fair schedule  Sentinel-Standard

NOTE: No charge for Ionia Free Fair events listed unless noted. The Antique Village is open from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. each day of the fair in the Floral Building.



The Music on the Green returns for 10th year  Sentinel-Standard

The Music on the Green series returns for its 10th year hosted by the Ionia First United Methodist Church begins at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 12.The performances ...



Finally kicking in college  Sentinel-Standard

CALEDONIA — Most college athletes are wrapping up their careers around the age of 22 or 23. But for 23-year-old Ionia High School graduate Chris Ahmed, ...



ELECTION PREVIEW: Questionnaires for city, village and school board races  Greenville Daily News

Questionnaires for city, village and school board contested races: 1. Name, age and city/village/township of residence? 2. Current employment (or former ...



Ionia Travel Baseball enjoys successful season  Sentinel-Standard

The Ionia Baseball program is preparing for the future with five travel teams that are honing their skills on the diamond.



Ionia trio earns honors, off and on the field  Sentinel-Standard

A trio of Ionia High School baseball players received post-season honors recently. Alec Phelps, Parker Kirby and Gage Taylor received accolades, with some ...



David McCord named Ionia 2018 Citizen of the Year  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — Volunteerism is in David McCord's blood — maybe even in his genes. His parents, Joe and Joan, raised him to be involved in goings-on in his ...



Local band director keeps the music playing  Sentinel-Standard

Although Andrew MacFarland has been directing the Ionia Community Band for more than 15 years, he was no stranger to the Ionia music scene before the ...



Sheriff sergeant Dinehart graduates from jail leadership academy  Sentinel-Standard

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Ionia County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Andrew Dinehart was among the 42 jail professionals from across the country who comprised the ...



Ionia NHS, football team clean up for Adopt-A-Highway  Sentinel-Standard

Members of the National Honor Society and the football team from Ionia High School hit the road this week to clean up in preparation for homecoming Friday.



Ionia Auto Glass to close after 69 years  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — After 69 years of serving and supporting the local community, Ionia Auto Glass is closing. The business was started in 1948 by Ray Starks, across the ...



IPS hires five new employees  Sentinel-Standard

The Board of Education for Ionia Public Schools has hired five employees to replace those who retired and resigned.



McCords to become Kens Market  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — Former co-owner Ken Courts is buying McCord's Market on South State Street near East Tuttle Road."Steve McCord and I built it back in 1982, and I ...



Community Calendar: Events happening in and around Ionia County  Sentinel-Standard

Arts & Entertainment. - Mid-Michigan Word Gatherers writing group meets from 9:30 a.m. to noon Thursdays at Sozo Coffee Roasting and Espresso Bar, Ionia.



Music on the Green to showcase local talent  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA —Six nights of free family entertainment in the heart of Ionia are set to begin Tuesday, June 13, when Music on the Green launches its ninth consecutive ...



West Catholic baseball wins sixth consecutive district title  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- With the 10-2 win over Spring Lake on Monday afternoon, the West Catholic baseball team notched its sixth straight district ...



Your team-by-team guide to high school boys basketball in the Lansing area  Lansing State Journal

Here is an overview of the boys high school basketball teams in the Lansing area. This listing reflects information submitted by area coaches.



League of Dreams  Greenville Daily News

If you continue it, they will keep coming. That is the mantra of the long-standing Gratiot County Baseball League, which, since 1946, has continuously offered ...



White cop cleared in fatal shooting of black teenager  Sentinel-Standard

PITTSBURGH — A jury acquitted a white former police officer Friday in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager as he was fleeing a high-stakes traffic ...



Randy Hodge: 529 plans may now be used for private school tuition  Sentinel-Standard

Most people are aware that on Jan. 1, 2018, a new federal tax plan went into effect. One of the provisions of this new tax plan is expanding the use of 529 Plans.



Who was Bertha Brock?  Sentinel-Standard

Although Bertha Brock Park is widely used throughout the county for clubs, weddings, activities and more, little is widely known about the woman whom the park ...



Controversy over Civil War veteran’s burial site at Ionia County cemetery  Fox17

IONIA TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- There's concern that part of a Civil War veteran's final resting place, along with his son's, may have been destroyed at an Ionia ...



Ionia teens give back to schoolmates  Sentinel-Standard

After meeting at the beginning of the school year, students in Ionia High School teacher Mike Holes' body mechanics class have formed a relationship with ...



Ron Wilson: Seeking to understand before criticizing - News  HollandSentinel.com

My father once told me, “Son, do not criticize someone until you have walked a mile in their shoes because if they become angry, they will be a mile away and ...



Trump backs off budget slash, backs full $300M for Great Lakes cleanup  The Detroit News

President Donald Trump backed off plans to slash funding for a popular $300 million Great Lakes cleanup program as he campaigned in Michigan.



Murder suspect, 17, found incompetent to stand trial  MLive.com

A 17-year-old charged with open murder in the June 28 death of Daniel Johnson, 16, has been found incompetent to stand trial.



Live Local Realty celebrates 5 years, $70K in giving back  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — Five years ago next month, three lifelong residents combined their expertise in selling real estate in Ionia County and launched their own firm, aptly ...



MOO-ville Creamery to open Ionia location in 2017  Sentinel-Standard

A family owned and operated farm and creamery is stepping out of its hometown and making the trek down M-66 to Ionia.



Williams signs with LCC  Sentinel-Standard

Ionia hoop standout Jaylynn Williams signed her LOI with Lansing Community College. Williams is the third leading all-time scorer in Ionia girls basketball ...



CMU gymnastics head coach on administrative leave  ABC 12 News

MT. PLEASANT (WJRT) - (02/20/19) - The man credited for putting CMU's gymnastics program into the regional and national spotlight is now on paid ...



Putting a college advisor in every Michigan high school  Bridge Michigan

Getting low-income students to think about two- and four-year colleges is the goal of a program that can lift young people from poverty and boost the state's ...



Ionia Planned Parenthood office to close Dec. 30  Sentinel-Standard

VP of medical services says decision made 'after careful evaluation of all PPWNM health centers and the communities served'. Planned Parenthood of West and ...



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