November 24, 2019

“Are we a civil society?”, “Is the United States Government in its current form sustainable?”, and “What is the true nature of man?” are the three essay choices that Portland English and Drama teacher, Chandra Polasek, has assigned her Junior Honors’ English class this...

November 20, 2019

Portland City Council Members unanimously re-elected Jim Barnes as Portland City Mayor for another two-year term at its organizational meeting on Monday night.  Joel VanSlambrouck was elected as Mayor-Pro-Tem.

Barnes, who has been Mayor of Portland since 2003, told the...

November 14, 2019

County, Township and City officials were on hand today to officially dedicate the re-opening of Cutler Road following the Michigan Department of Transportation’s $3.8 Million bridge replacement over I-96 and the collaborative partnership between Danby and Portland Town...

November 8, 2019

The long-awaited re-opening of Cutler Road occurred on Monday night at 5:00 PM.  This followed a seven-month long closure that forced almost 800 cars per day to detour.  A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, sponsored by the Ionia County Road Department, is scheduled for 1:00 PM...

November 7, 2019

Jim Barnes and Joel VanSlamBrouk were re-elected to Portland City Council on Tuesday night and Erica Sheehan was elected to her first term on the Council. Barnes and VanSlambrouk who received 353 and 318 votes respectively, will serve three-year terms, but Sheehan who...

October 31, 2019

The Ionia County Board of Commissioners have voted to take over oversight of the County Road Commission thereby removing all five appointed Road Commissioners of their authority.  The Ionia County Road Commission who were all originally appointed by the County Board of...

October 24, 2019

I do not have a child, grandchild or any relative who performed at Tuesday’s “Sounds of Fall” Concert featuring the Middle School Choir, High School Choir, Middle School Band, High School Band or the High School Jazz Band. So, I was under no obligation to attend the Fa...

October 18, 2019

Portland Public School’s Fall Music Program is scheduled for Tuesday night, October 22, at 7:00 PM at the High School Auditorium. It will feature the Middle School and High School Choirs and Bands, including the Raiders Marching Band. It will also feature a very specia...

October 18, 2019

Portland residents will go to the voting booth at City Hall, , on Tuesday, November 5th, to select three candidates to serve on the City Council.   Registered voters can also vote absentee ballot through November 4th.  Portland residents who are not registered to vote...

October 10, 2019

Sparrow Health System shared its Portland Expansion plan with the Portland City Planning Commission on Wednesday night.  William Roeser, CEO of Sparrow-Ionia Hospital, provided details about the specific services the new facility would offer while Ryan Johnson, a Lands...

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