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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.



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 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.



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 ...



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, ...



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, ...



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 ...



PURPLE WEEK EVENT CALENDAR  Sentinel-Standard

SATURDAY SEPT. 8Purple Week Tribute Concert, Ionia Main Street Music, 7 p.m.Monday Sept. 10Ionia High School boys tennis "Purple Match," 4 p.m.Big Boy ...



4-H Tack Sale to be at Ionia High School  Sentinel-Standard

Interested in making money? Or how about treating yourself to a few hours of well-deserved shopping?The upcoming 4-H New and Used Tack Sale is the place ...



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 High School Jazz Cabaret to perform Friday  Sentinel-Standard

The Ionia High School Jazz Cabaret will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 4, at Shadow Ridge Golf Course in Ionia.• IHS National Honor Society students, under ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



New inductees announced for Ionia Athletic Hall of Fame  Sentinel-Standard

Ionia High School Athletic Hall of Fame has just announced the new inductees for 2017.



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, ...



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 Principal greets parents  Sentinel-Standard

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



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 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 ...



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 inducts inaugural Hall of Fame class  Sentinel-Standard

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



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



2017 Football preview: Ionia Bulldogs  Lansing State Journal

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



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 ...



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.



Career Fair is Tuesday at Greenville High School  Greenville Daily News

GREENVILLE — Area high school students will want to have their resumes prepared for the second annual Greenville Career Fair on Tuesday. Last year's ...



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 ...



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

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. ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Antonia Kay Strand Adams | Obituaries  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 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 ...



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 ...



Ionia teen faces open murder charge  Sentinel-Standard

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



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.



Daller Does It!  Greenville Daily News

CARSON CITY — For those in need of a ride — be it down the street to the Village Market or an hour to Grand Rapids — Josh Daller has you covered.



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 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 ...



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.



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 Youth Soccer Club fills gap  Sentinel-Standard

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



Ionia Public Schools superintendent goals approved  Sentinel-Standard

Goals for Ionia Public Schools Superintendent Pat Batista were approved during Monday evening's Ionia Public Schools Board of Education meeting.



Highlights: Boys basketball regional finals  WOODTV.com

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



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 ...



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.



Third-quarter takeover  Herald Palladium

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



50 Plus: Greenville man marks 105 years and keeps moving forward  Greenville Daily News

Glenn Waters says one of the best decisions he ever made in his life was to go to college. Another good decision was to never smoke cigarettes. The sound ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Raiders win 18th Michael Adamson Invite  Sentinel-Standard

Portland is off to a great start in the 2015-16 wrestling season. After winning their two previous invites, they came into the 18th annual Michael Adamson Invite ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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, ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



New city manager chosen for Hastings - maybe / 7-12-18  Hastings Banner

Hastings clerk and treasurer Jerry Czarnecki interviews for the upcoming opening of the city manager position. Joan Van Houten Staff Writer Contention among ...



Ionia teen killed in accident involving off-duty trooper described as friendly, helpful  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

Zach Barber died Tuesday after he and a friend were hit by a vehicle driven by an off-duty state police trooper.



RAYS complete successful season  Sentinel-Standard

The winter months have been a good one in the pool for numerous Ionia youth and teenage swimmers. Along with a successful season for the high school boys ...



Catholic Diocese of Lansing forms racial diversity task force after student protests  Spartan Newsroom

LANSING, Michigan – On October 6, 2017, the Lansing Catholic High School varsity football team ran out on their home field to play against Ionia High School.



Mother's Day turns tragic as Ionia County mom learns her adopted daughter killed in accident  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

IONIA COUNTY -- Tamera Pierce's spirit was high Saturday as she prepared for her annual Mother's Day cookout -- an event that typically draws many of her 13 ...



13 On Your Sidelines - Week 9 results  WZZM13.com

Find highlights, scores and photos here from all the Week 9 action as 13 On Your Sidelines continues the 2016 season.



Historical museum in Coloma has new director  Herald Palladium

COLOMA — The North Berrien Historical Museum has a new executive director.



Hungry for more  Herald Palladium

Benton Harbor is back in the Class B state semifinals with a different mindset than last year.



Michigan residents demand better college, career advice  Bridge Michigan

Our students deserve better counseling to prepare for life after high school, whether they are pursuing a college degree or career. Residents are keen on ...



West Michigan Congressmen nominate 30 students for acceptance to military service academies  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

File Photo: Cadets toss their hats in the air at the completion of a graduation ceremony at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. This week U.S. ...



Select group receives top undergraduate honor for 2015 | WMU News  WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Forty-six students in Western Michigan University's 6,067-member senior class have been named a 2015 Presidential Scholar.



From An Anonymous App, A Forum For Abuse  NDTV

Students at more than 22000 U.S. high schools are using After School, which in some cases has become a vehicle for bullying and threats.



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