September 10, 2020

THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT HIGHLIGHTS THE DETAILS NECESSARY TO DESCRIBE THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB CLASSIFICATION AND IS NOT INTENDED AS A LIST OF ALL THE DUTIES THAT ARE INHERENT TO THE POSITION.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Promote teamwork and convey a genuine interest i...

September 8, 2020

The Portland Beacon is seeking part-time paid contributors to write for our local news website.  These contributors are paid on a per piece basis and the quantity of assignments can and will vary from month to month.  We can normally be flexible with deadlines.

Pro...

September 8, 2020

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, Jan Marie Tefft, age 64, of Vermontville, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2020 in her home with her loved ones by her side, after a short but valiant fight against ovarian cancer.

Jan is survived by her husband, Michael...

Duff, Chadwick and Associates is a law firm that has served Portland and Ionia since 2005.

Pat Duff and Thomas Chadwick are partners of the firm. Pat has been practicing law in Portland since 1983, now over 37 years. Cheryl Chadwick, Eric Matwiejczyk, and Hanna Bloom ar...

September 8, 2020

Senior Carter Rosier reached his goal of breaking 20 minutes for 5,000 Meters in his first race of the season on Wednesday at the Lakewood Invitation. Rosier placed 11th out of 51 runners with a time of 19 minutes, 28.5 seconds.  Six other Raider runners followed Rosie...

September 8, 2020

“We should be proud of the whole school system” Julie McNeilly Reynolds (parent)

Superintendent Will Heath had a busy Labor Day week-end calling parents and staff to inform them that four students in the Portland School System have been diagnosed with the coronavirus an...

September 5, 2020

The Portland High School girls golf team finished second in the first CAAC White Jamboree of the year hosted at Portland Country Club on Wednesday.

The final team standings for the event were:

1st Lansing Catholic 181

2nd Portland 186

3rd Charlotte 197

4th Ionia 204

5th Eato...

September 5, 2020

This summer, communities across the state will honor lives affected by cancer with Lights of Hope. Michigan American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) volunteers are spreading the word about their Lights of Hope campaign by raising money to hold a “virtual...

September 5, 2020

In an email on Friday evening, Portland Public Schools Superintendent William Heath notified parents that, “The Ionia County Health Department notified the school district tonight that two of our High School students have tested positive for COVID-19.  These students w...

September 2, 2020

For the month of September, The Portland Beacon will be offering free help wanted postings for local business and organizations.

To have your announcement posted, please email the following to jim@theportlandbeacon.com:

  • Company/Organization Name

  • Position Title

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