Many of the system’s facilities are in desperate need of repair or renovation. The technology is in need of serious upgrading. Ionia Public Schools (IPS) is operating on a budget that is nearly $6,000 less per student than some other school systems in the state. According to Superintendent Ron Wilson, IPS has been trying to balance the general fund budget — without using savings — since 2007. That financial tightrope is growing increasingly difficult to balance upon.
It’s one of life’s most difficult conversations and among the most important. No other topic forces us to confront the specter we’d all prefer to avoid indefinitely, if possible: our own mortality or the mortality of those we love. This reluctance to discuss estate planning — what will happen when we or a loved one passes — is only natural. But for the sakes of those we care about, it’s a reluctance best overcome and faced head on.
IONIA — Plans for the renovation, relocation or expansion of the Ionia Community Library will move one step forward Tuesday. That’s when bids from firms tasked with providing a feasibility study will be opened during 4:30 p.m. public meeting at the library. According to Library Director Dale Parus, 11 firms have expressed interest in offering bids, though it’s unlikely all 11 will follow through. Parus said he does expect there will be “many” to choose from, however.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".