Monday, November 28, 2016

Blue Star Mother Shopping Spree

Blue Star Mothers Shopping Spree at Muir Village Market

Well thanks to Phil Cloud and Kurt Scheurer, we have two $50 bills and we just sent 2 Blue Star Mothers out in the store to see what they could buy.  We will be comparing donations soon!

Thanks to Pull-um Automotive for donating $100 to start another shopping spree and then $20 to cover postage!

Results of the first shopping spree!

At the check-out!  Shopper 1 had 35 items and was just 4 cents over!  Shopper 2 had 37 items and went back for 1 more to bring their total just shy of $50!


Thank YOU Toni, Log Cabin Inn Banquet Center for Shopping Local!


Results for Shopping Spree #2

Taking a break for running the cash register, we have the results for Cashier #1 who went on a shopping spree!  Cashier #2 is out in the store now.

Treasures for Troops - Night 1: Muir Village Market

We kick off Treasures for Troops at the Muir Village Market!
4-7 PM

Thank You YOUNG Automotive Group for providing the 2016 GMC Sierra Truck for us to collect donations in!

View from inside the Truck!

Finishing the night in style!

Thanks to Rich from the Lamplight Grill who brought in another donation to send someone shopping at the Muir Village Market!

Here are some photos at the end of the night before we loaded the truck!

And here is what it looks like in our Treasures Storage Room!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Treasures for Troops - Thank You Notes

Alot of people have been asking for the samples of Thank You Notes that can be used for the troops!
Any thank you note will be appreciated.  You can download one of these, write your own note, or even write a note on the back of a community based photograph.



Cards can be delivered to any of our broadcast locations or drop off sites.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Treasures for Troops T-Shirt

Purchase this T-shirt at PromoPrint&Stitches2 in Downtown Ionia!  
White T-shirts sizes Small thru XLarge $15
Sizes 2X and larger have an additional cost.
PromoPrint&Stitches2 will donate $5 from every shirt purchased to Blue Star Mothers!

Also check out the WION Ad in the Ionia Shopper's Guide this weekend!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Gifts Galore 5 - Saranac

November 12th
9 AM to 1 PM
Saranac Community Church
125 S Bridge St., Saranac, MI  48881

Your Christmas shopping made easy!

One location with Vendors with your favorite products will be availabe for sale...
Pampered Chef- Linda Sugarman Downes
Tastefully Simple- Jessica Anderson
Thirty One - Kelli Kelly
Old Made New-April Steele
PartyLite - Toni Feehan
Rodan & Field-Nicole Elliott
KEEP Jewelry-Devon Kruger
All Natural Promises- Cinnamon Piggott 

Homemade baked goods, Krispy Kreme donuts and hot beef sandwiches 
from our Saranac Community Church Ladies. 

This is a fundraiser for our Dominican Republic Missions!

FREE Thanksgiving Dinner

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Banding Against Hunger

Tickets can be purchased at: Candlestone, ICISD, MAISD, Main Street Music, Greenville Daily News, and Independent Bank of Belding & Carson City.

Contact for more details!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

November 11th - Veteran's Day Celebration

If you attend this event you will also be able to walk thru the LIBERTY TRAILER PROJECT!

Honor our Veterans.
Educate our Youth.
Inspire Patriotism.
MISSION:  To be a visual reminder in our community of the high price of freedom and as a memorial to those who gave their lives and to the families who sacrificed so much. 

PURPOSE:  To make the "Liberty Trailer" available to those groups seeking to raise awareness of the mission - at no cost to them through "Event Sponsorship."

WHERE:  Parades, fairs, fund raisers, etc.

FUNDING:  It is funded by Patriots who love this country and understand how much was sacrificed for the freedom we now enjoy, and those who are willing to do something to see that this freedom, "LIBERTY", is preserved for future generations.
Contact Ron Miller at 616-813-6952 or

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Krispy Kreme for Relay!

Fundraiser to support Relay For Life of Ionia County!

Let's face it, we all eat unhealthy foods some of the time!  Why not indulge your sweet tooth for a great cause?  

Maybe you need a snack for a business or club meeting?  
Maybe you want to reward your office staff for their hard work. 
 Maybe you just want to enjoy them yourself! 

... No matter the reason for your purchase, we won't judge you.

Help the Shiloh Community Church Relay For Life Team by ordering Krispy Kreme Doughnuts!

$9 per dozen, will be available Nov 27th after 4pm.  

$11 for coffee in Regular, Decaf, and Dark Roast!

You can order from any Shiloh Relay Team Member.  Be sure to find one that will deliver to your home or office!  If you don't know any team members, contact Sue Bogert at  or Penny Beeman at and we will be happy to record your order or find the team member who lives closest to you.  

Orders will be collected thru November 20th, payment is expected in advance.

IHS Band Pizza Hut Fundraiser

Wondering what to have for lunch today? 

Why not support the Ionia High School Band with a visit to Pizza Hut in Ionia today.

Download the PDF Flyer, print it out, and take it with you when you place your order.  It's as simple as that!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Fall Shopping Expo

  • Log Cabin Inn Banquet Center is hosting their Annual Fall Shopping Expo to raise funds for Zion Community Food Pantry!

    October 15, 2016
    10 am to 3 pm
  • Log Cabin Inn Banquet Center
    6484 E. Blue Water Hwy, Muir, Michigan 48860

This a fund raiser for Zion Community Food Pantry. Homemade soup lunch will be available from 10 am to 3 pm for $4 per person. Bring a friend and visit for awhile. A bake sale for dessert or anytime.

The following home based businesses: Partylite, Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, 31 Bags, Life Expressions Decor, Cloud 9 Healing, Paparazzi Jewelry, MaryKay, Tupperware plus there will be local crafters to purchase from.

Bring a friend or two along with items for the food pantry: canned goods, paper products, tuna, peanut butter, anything non-perishable.


I'll be on site with great items from PromoPrint&Stitches2 will be on site making and selling long sleeve t-shirts on site! With special designs for October Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Here are some other things you will see at the Fall Shopping Expo!

Julie Harmon Martin
Excited to be at the Expo with our LuLaRoe inventory on Saturday!!

Treasures for Troops Locations

We are currently creating a list of businesses and groups that collecting items, having specials, or holding a contest to raise funds for this event.  If you would like to contribute in some way, please contact Penny at

Friday, October 7, 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

9-1-1 Open House


WION is proud to be part of Ionia County 9-1-1/ Central Dispatch Open House on October 4th.

WION's microphones are on the road frequently this autumn!  Join Jim Carlyle, WION's morning host and Penny Beeman, WION's community events coordinator as they broadcast from the evening session of Ionia County  9-1-1's open house, on Tuesday October 4th!  The Open house is at the 9-1-1/Central Dispatch center at 545 Appletree Drive with public open house tour hours of 1-4PM and again from 6-8PM.

WION was recently named by Jim Valentine of Ionia County 9-1-1 as the place to turn for updates in severe or strong weather, by using WION's available FREE app for your cellphone or mobile device when a conventional radio or TV is not available:
" In the event you do not have access to radio or television (such as your place of work); our own local radio station, WION has the following free app for cell phones. This is another good way to stay connected to receive local alerts, notifications and updates."

Please join WION and consider yourselves invited to the open house at Central Dispatch/9-1-1 in Ionia on Tuesday October 4th. This is one of many stops for the WION "mobile mics" this Autumn. Get your free APP for WION in Google Play or I-tunes by searching "WION" and looking for the familiar "tower" logo!  WION is also available 24/7 on the Tune-In Radio app.

For open house hours see 9-1-1's Facebook page in Ionia County, and join WION from 6-8 PM October 4th for fun, information, and a visit with the people who help keep us all safe!

For more information contact: Jim Carlyle,  Co-Owner/Manager WION;  616-527-9466 or