Pandemic fears are causing Calhoun County to suspend all jury trials, effective immediately.

Chief Judge Michael L. Jaconette said in a release issued Wednesday, January 12, that this decision was made after consulting with Calhoun County Health Officer Eric Pessell and reviewing data with him regarding the rapid spread of the Omicron variant in Southwest Michigan and, specifically, Calhoun County.  He added that the court administration will meet again with Pessell, in early February, to assess conditions and to determine whether jury trials may resume the week of February 14th or whether the temporary suspension of jury trials should be extended.

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In the release, Judge Jaconette went on to say the courts will continue to utilize remote hearings, whenever it is practicable to do so, continuing with as much court business as possible while working to keep the community and employees safe.

Michigan's William Peter Mansion For Sale, Ghosts and All

You can own a piece of Michigan history, complete with ghosts. The William Peter's Mansion in Columbiaville, Michigan is for sale complete with a history of hauntings. The 7 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom historic home was built in 1892 and completed for William Peter and his family. It's now a Bed & Breakfast and has been the subject of many a ghost story. Haunted Journeys reported the innkeepers and their brave guests will tell you that the Gentlemen's Quarters at the inn has a strong presence that cannot be explained. There is also the "lady of the house" that can often be seen by the grand staircase.
Ready to get your freight on, because seriously, some of these rooms seem to have a "vibe". The mansion is on the market for $799,900. Take a look inside, and pay close attention to some of the little haunting details.

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