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Ionia set to host Powerlifting state championships  Sentinel-Standard

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



Northwest nipped by hot-shooting Haslett in Division 2 regional finals  MLive.com

Division 2 girls basketball regional final between Jackson Northwest and Haslett from Ionia High School.



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 ...



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 preparing for March 8-10 state high school power lifting finals  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — There will be a lot of visitor dollars coming into Ionia during the weekend of March 8-10.That's when the Michigan High School Power Lifting ...



Ionia school board candidates share ideas at forum  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — The candidates running for the Ionia Public Schools Board of Education believe the board and school administrators must improve relations with staff ...



Ionia High School celebrates 160 graduates  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — Ionia High School celebrated the accomplishments of 160 graduates as they crossed the stage to receive their diplomas on Friday, June 1. "The class ...



30 Ionia students inducted into National Honor Society  Sentinel-Standard

Thirty outstanding Ionia High School students were inducted into the National Honor Society on Wednesday in a ceremony at the high school.The National ...



Heat forces Ionia schools to dismiss students early, cancel afternoon programs  MLive.com

IONIA, MI - Hot and humid conditions forced Ionia Public Schools to release students early and cancel some afternoon programs on Wednesday, Sept.



Ionia boys use strong defense in rout of Eaton Rapids  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — After taking a slim four-point lead over visiting Eaton Rapids on Friday, the Ionia High School boys varsity basketball team allowed just six points in the ...



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.



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 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 ...



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 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.



Local Ionia teen tapped to attend prestigious D.C. law program  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — Meghan Ball has had an intense interest in criminal justice for quite a while, since becoming a fan of crime shows such as “Law & Order.”Thanks to an ...



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.



Rising Tide will address 3 more issues  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — The Project Rising Tide steering committee met on Tuesday to discuss potential projects to tackle in 2019, in its continued effort to make Ionia a better ...



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 ...



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 ...



UPDATE: Suspicious activity causes situation at Jefferson Elementary was a false alarm  Sentinel-Standard

Ionia Public Schools, at approximately 9:50 p.m., put out a statement on Facebook that the individuals in the Cadillac were Ionia High School students working ...



Picking up STEAM  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — Several local farmers who nominated Ionia High School's STEAM program for a grant were thanked in person on Tuesday in the classroom, during the ...



Getting pumped for Purple Week  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA - For the ninth consecutive year, Ionia Community Awareness is teaming up with thousands of local residents to help those feeling the effects of cancer.



Ionia Public Schools (MI) Accused of Promoting Religious Graduation Ceremony  Patheos

Not long after a superintendent said atheists were ruining the country, his district has been accused of illegally promoting religion.



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, ...



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.



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 looks to strengthen district with sinking fund proposal  Sentinel-Standard

The school board made the decision to come back to voters on Tuesday, May 8, with the same proposal, hoping to sway more voters to approve and encourage ...



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.



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.



Kids, first responders go Christmas shopping  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — A group of everyday heroes from Ionia County took a break Tuesday to help children shop for gifts and get in the holiday spirit.And Meijer played a big ...



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 Public Schools closing early and canceling field trips, events due to high heat index  WZZM13.com

Ionia Public Schools will dismiss students early and plans on canceling a number of events Tuesday due to the heat.



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, ...



Vendor space for the March 2 Ionia Expo is avaliable for a discount through Feb. 19  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — Discounts on vendor booths at the popular, Ionia Expo are available for a limited time.The Ionia Expo runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 2 at ...



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.



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 elementary students raise more than $3,000 for cancer victims  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — The students at Ionia High School have always played a key role in Purple Week with various varsity sports teams hosting special games and meets to ...



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 ...



Olivets Trevor Piggott named MIAA Wrestler of the Week  Sentinel-Standard

WRESTLINGPiggott named MIAA Wrestler of the WeekFREELAND — Olivet College sophomore Trevor Piggott was named the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic ...



Renuccis to celebrate 100th anniversary next weekend  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — The building is much larger than it was in 1918.But Renucci's Bar and Restaurant at 540 North State St. in Ionia, just north of M-21 on M-66, has been ...



Calley, Winters are the options in House District 87  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA COUNTY - One member of the Calley family will be leaving office at the end of the year. The other is hoping to stay put.Lt. Gov. Brian Calley's will depart, ...



Ionia County voters, Belding school district residents will face proposals in August election  Sentinel-Standard

Ionia County voters will not be overwhelmed with ballot proposals in the Aug. 7 primary election.But voters throughout the county will determine the fate of a ...



Treasures for Troops kicks off on Monday  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — The holiday season can be emotionally challenging for U.S. military personnel deployed overseas, as well as their families back home.But there is a ...



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 ...



Ionia community helping Blue Star Mothers send holiday care packages to troops  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

IONIA, Mich. --It's tough for *service* men and women to be away from home, especially during the holidays, but a group of military moms are working with people ...



Ionia High School Principal greets parents  Sentinel-Standard

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



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 ...



3 IHS musicians picked for state jazz ensemble  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — Three Ionia High School students have been selected for the 2018 Michigan All-State Jazz Ensemble. After the 2000 audition recordings were listened ...



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.



Survey says Ionia library needs repairs  Sentinel-Standard

The Ionia Community Library Building Project held a community forum on Thursday, May 3, at the Soaring Above Teen Center to discuss the future of the library.



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

IONIA, MI -- Daniel Johnson, a 16-year-old killed in a stabbing earlier this week, is being mourned by the Ionia community. The stabbing happened at 3:47 p.m. ...



2017 Football preview: Ionia Bulldogs  Lansing State Journal

The Bulldogs are looking to move up the CAAC White ladder in 2017.



Greenville High School hosts student job fair  WZZM13.com

West Michigan Works is hosting a career fair at Greenville High School Tuesday, April 10 -- geared toward high schoolers. From noon to 3 p.m., it'll be be open ...



The 'Purple Warriors" are there for local folks who need them  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA - For a long time, Jeremy Holcomb did not think the problems he was having in his neck were terribly serious.But the situation turned worrisome within the ...



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.



36 IHS students inducted into NHS during ceremony  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — Thirty-six students were inducted into the Ionia High School Chapter of the National Honor Society during an evening ceremony on Nov. 8, following a ...



Register your school for the School Spirit Challenge  WZZM13.com

13 ON YOUR SIDE encourages West Michigan Schools to participate in the School Spirit Challenge, which benefits Toys for Tots.



More than 250 attend Senior/Wellness Day  Sentinel-Standard

IONIA — A community celebration like the Ionia Free Fair should involve the entire community.But for many senior citizens, who often deal with physical ...



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 ...



Ionia lifters shine in national competition  Sentinel-Standard

Thirteen powerlifters made the trip last weekend from Ionia to Scranton, PA. to compete in the USA Powerlifting High School Nationals.



Antonia Kay Strand Adams | Obituaries | mdjonline.com  MDJOnline.com

Antonia Kay Strand Adams, 72, of Alexander City, Alabama, formerly of Marietta, Georgia, passed away unexpectedly on September 11, 2018 while visiting ...



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.



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 Community Dinner planned for March 21  Sentinel-Standard

Ionia students and community members will be recognized for their achievements during the 32nd annual community dinner on Tuesday, March 21.



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.



Ionia teen faces open murder charge  Sentinel-Standard

An Ionia teenager is facing an open murder charge in connection with Monday afternoon's stabbing.



Ionia High School band marches to success  Sentinel-Standard

For the 10th year in a row, the Ionia High School Marching Band has received a first division rating at the MSBOA District X Marching Festival in East Kentwood.



GOP governor's race brings out harsher side of Lt. Gov. Brian Calley  Detroit Free Press

IONIA — When he first ran for the state House in 2006, one writer nicknamed him "Prince Charming." And when Gov. Rick Snyder surprised many by selecting ...



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.



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.



IPS clubs struggle with smart snacks standards  Sentinel-Standard

Note: This is the first installment in a two-part series. After the United States Department of Agriculture's development of the Smart Snacks in School standards, ...



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 ...



Ron Wilson: Seeking to understand before criticizing  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 ...



Ionia Youth Soccer Club fills gap  Sentinel-Standard

A new club has started for youth in Ionia who want to play soccer, almost year-round.



Saranac teacher, coach resigns amid sex investigation  WOODTV.com

A Saranac Community Schools teacher and coach resigned this summer after being accused of having a sexual relationship with a student.



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 ...



Blue and White Review to showcase marchers skills  Sentinel-Standard

Ionia High School's 49th Blue and White Review will showcase the talents of the school's marching band students and color guard. The event kicks off with a ...



Runners’ Corner: Finding the joy of winter running  Sentinel-Standard

If you're a runner in cold climates, what do you do during the winter?The answer is, of course, you run. But you have to out-smart winter's challenges to truly ...



Today’s Workout: Bear crawl strengthens your whole body  Sentinel-Standard

If you think about it, you can turn just about any activity into a workout. Whether it's vacuuming, switching the laundry from the washer to the dryer, or even ...



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 ...



Benton Harbor ready for State Quarterfinals  WSBT-TV

Benton Harbor basketball is back in the MHSAA State Quarterfinals thanks to a huge second half surge in the regional final defeating Dowagiac 67-57.



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 ...



Third generation firefighter heads to police academy  Sentinel-Standard

The Flanders family has some renown in Ionia County as firefighters. Three generations – grandfather Willis, also known as “Gus,” father Joe and sons, Patrick ...



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 ...



Williamston boys grab second straight regional title  Lansing State Journal

IONIA — The Williamston boys basketball team was no longer a surprise entering the high school basketball tournament. The Hornets hit everyone's radar last ...



Michigan's one-room schoolhouses make one last stand  MLive.com

In an era where consolidating government and creating "efficiencies" is the mantra, there are 16 one-room schoolhouses still operating across lower Michigan, ...



MOO-ville The Udder Store readies to open doors  Sentinel-Standard

It may be the middle of winter, but MOO-ville Creamery in Ionia "The Udder Store" is getting ready to open its doors.



Mother who witnessed fatal road rage shootout says other driver followed car, shot first  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

The mother of one man killed in an apparent road rage argument Wednesday evening said Robert Taylor came out shooting after her son pulled into an Ionia ...



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 ...



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.



Third-quarter takeover  Herald Palladium

COLOMA — Benton Harbor used another big third quarter to win another boys basketball regional title Wednesday.



Alumni game reunites former Ionia football players for worthy cause  Sentinel-Standard

Ionia was beaten by Ovid-Elsie 30-0, but the event helped raise money for athletic programs.



Celebrations: Tullman-Mayle announce engagement  Sentinel-Standard

Ashley Tullman of Denver, Colorado, and Justin Mayle of Ionia, Michigan, are proud to announce their engagement.



College Application Week activities promote college opportunities  Sentinel-Standard

At Ionia High School, students have been working on college and scholarship applications in an attempt to become more prepared for their post-high school ...



Advanced Pain Solutions opens its doors  Sentinel-Standard

Dr. Adam Camp, a board certified anesthesiologist and pain medicine specialist, officially opened his office, Advanced Pain Solutions, Monday.



Bowling alley to be reborn  Sentinel-Standard

Right now the exterior of Ionia Bowl 300 is plagued by graffiti and the parking lot is full of weeds. But it appears the sound of bowling balls knocking down pins ...



DAYS GONE BY: Bertha Brock Park cherished as Ionia Countys frozen jewel  Sturgis Journal

Ionia County Bertha Brock Park is a natural setting for summer picnics and reunions of all kinds, but there was a time when winter and the snow was king, ...



RAYS complete successful season  Sentinel-Standard

Ionia youth swimmers fair well with Grand Rapids YMCA team.



Highlights: Boys basketball regional finals  WOODTV.com

West Michigan boys basketball teams battled it out on the hardwood Wednesday for regional titles.



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