New Paws, New Love: Adopt Dogs Today in Newaygo, MI
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near newaygo.
Big Rapids, February 21 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Grant High School basketball team will have a game with White Cloud High School on February 21, 2024, 16:30:00 CST.
'Green cemetery' in Newaygo will not move forward
Leaders in Brooks Township, who've already passed an ordinance banning cemeteries are now looking at adopting even more restrictions.
Alumna Jennifer Schad Named Ferris State Michigan College of Optometry’s Assistant Dean for Clinical Education and Director of Community Outreach
BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — Dr. Jennifer Schad, a Class of 2001 graduate of Ferris State University’s Michigan College of Optometry, is taking on a new role at her alma mater, helping to strengthen public health and the college’s profile statewide. Schad is taking on the titles of...
Ferris State University Nursing and student-athlete alumna builds a career and a family in hometown of Big Rapids
Makenzi Currie’s focus was clear in her high school days in Big Rapids. Athletics were on the horizon, along with studying nursing. But she didn’t expect to be doing those things at Ferris State University. “I have lived in Big Rapids my entire life and never expected I...
Brooks Township burial forest plan has 1 foot in the grave
The Brooks Township Planning Board doubles down on amendments preventing new cemeteries in a majority vote Monday night.
Montcalm County, MI High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Streaming Live Today - February 20
High school basketball is happening today in Montcalm County, Michigan, and information on these matchups is available in this article, if you're searching for how to watch them. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Montcalm...
The gas price fluctuate between $3.25 and $3.27 in Morley as of 2024-02-20. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Tuesday is $3.276, a week ago the price is $3.225 , according to AAA.
Post-pandemic priorities point to need for chefs, Ferris State Hospitality Management program strives to support their business learning
Lifestyle changes brought on by workplace demands and a societal shift following the COVID-19 pandemic have led to increased demand for chefs in the hospitality industry – with Ferris State University Hospitality Management alums thriving as entrepreneurs or professionals in leading resort destinations. Kathryn Wolfer is an associate professor...
Big Rapids' Fast Food Frenzy: 4 Places You Can't Miss
In this article, we explore four fast food joints in Big Rapids. Have you had the chance to visit any of these establishments? If yes, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
Gotion starts cutting trees at site of future $2.4B electric vehicle battery plant
MECOSTA COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Trees are being cut down in Mecosta County at the site where Gotion Inc. plans to build its $2.4 billion electric vehicle battery plant. On Wednesday, crews began clearing the trees from the site in Green Charter Township. Chuck Thelen, the vice president of Gotion...
Ferris State University encouraging people to sign up to be organ, tissue donors
BIG RAPIDS — Ferris State University is engaged in a competition and they are asking for your help. Through Gift of Life Michigan, Ferris is competing with universities across the state to recruit students and anyone else to register to be organ and tissue donors. The university sits at second place, only behind Wayne State University. ' Over the past 20 years, college students state wide have inspired more than 40,000 people to register. Each donor can save the lives of eight people and those donating tissue can help heal 75 people. Ferris State University encourages everyone to sign up before it’s too late.
Love Barbie? Check out this new exhibit at Ferris State University
2023 was the year of the Barbie, with the Blockbuster movie creating its own movement from fashion to music. However, Barbie has been a famous toy that's been around since the 1950s, and she comes with her fair share of controversy. Ferris State University Fine Arts Gallery is showcasing the...
KCTM takes the heat up north
In today’s forecast, traditional music with a chance of snowfall. The Morehead State Mountain Music Ambassadors traveled up to Big Rapids, Michigan this weekend to perform in the 2024 Big Rapids Festival of the Arts. Festival board member Ed Mallett helped organize instrumental performances for the festival and a...
Dem-backed Chinese firm razing trees in Michigan to make way for EV plant
A Chinese green energy firm backed by Michigan’s state government is tearing down trees to make way for a proposed electric vehicle (EV) battery plant designed to help the state meet its climate goals. Gotion Inc. — whose parent company is Hefei, China-based Gotion High-Tech — said it has...
Pride Big Rapids announces plans for new festival location
For the third year in a row; Pride Big Rapids will be holding their annual festival, but with some changes. For the first two years, the event was put on at Northend Riverside Park. This year, PBR has preliminary approval to move the festivities downtown, to Michigan Avenue. As part...
Man dressed as gnome spreads joy around West Michigan community
STANTON, Mich. — It’s the characters who give our towns character. Such is the truth for Gerald Wellman. “Everybody knows me as Papa Gnome," said Gerald. He's visiting the Montcalm County Commission on Aging for a sweet surprise this Valentine's Day. Gerald was asked to deliver carnations to all of their visitors in his usual full apparel — a two-foot-tall gnome hat covered in candy hearts and a cupid costume.
Ferris State Volleyball headed to Spain and Portugal this May
The Ferris State University women's volleyball program, which has reached the NCAA Division II Sweet Sixteen each of the past three years, will gear up for the 2024 season with a special overseas trip this spring. The Bulldogs will depart May 5 for a spring trip to Spain and Portugal...
On The Road: Breakfast begins at Ala Mode Restaurant
It’s Braulis’ last day here at 9&10, and she and Tyler are taking you to Ala Mode Restaurant in Big Rapids. They’re serving up comfort food at its best, with create-your-own omelets, homemade biscuits and gravy, meatloaf dinners and so much more. Ala Mode takes pride in serving their regulars while Grandma Mary and her grandson, Bailey, put their heart into their recipes. They’re open Wed. - Sat., 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sheriff's Corner: Who I was and who I am now
The following was a speech given by Mecosta County Sheriff Brian Miller to the MOISD Career Center?. I was born and raised in Jackson, Michigan. Growing up, my family life was stable and loving. Between my freshman and sophomore years of high school my parents separated, and eventually divorced. At that time, my life, and the person I was changed. Although I didn’t see it at the time, I changed. I had always been a happy-go-lucky kid who was well liked by my classmates and well behaved. No longer having the stability and structure at home, changed me. I became angry, quick to lose my temper, getting in fights at school, which led to getting suspended. I began skipping school, and my grades suffered as a result. I did just enough in school to keep my grades just good enough to play sports. As divorces go, my parents handled it in the most mature way they could, never bringing my brother and I in the middle of the two of their disputes. I was just a lost soul without any kind of direction or goals.