Osceola County, MIbigrapidsnews.com

Looking for events? 5 things to do this weekend in Mecosta, Osceola counties

Happy Father’s Day to all the male role models, regardless if they have offspring or not. Here are five things to do this weekend. 1. ROCK OUT ON U.S. 131: The long-anticipated 131 Music Fest kicks off at 3 p.m. Saturday, featuring local bands and paying tribute to creator Jason “Hobie” Hardy, who died from COVID-19 in April. Bring a lawn chair and drink cooler to this family-friendly event.
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Big Rapids, MIHuron Daily Tribune

Ferris State Central Campus undergoes demolition work

BIG RAPIDS — Two Ferris State University residence hall sites found contractors engaged in significant activity as the campus profile changes ahead of the $29.5 million Center for Virtual Learning construction. Physical Plant Senior Project Manager Joe Haupt said Vandercook Hall is the current focal point as summer begins. However,...
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Mecosta County, MIbigrapidsnews.com

CCA committed to feeding Mecosta County's children

BIG RAPIDS — Crossroads Charter Academy Food Services will be providing a free, seven-day supplies of breakfast and lunch to all students in all of Mecosta County’s schools. As part of the USDA Summer Food School Program, the goal is to help foster educational success through providing meals to students...
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Mecosta County, MIbigrapidsnews.com

Parks proposal could end six decades of boy scout traditions

GREEN TOWNSHIP — A proposal to close camping at the White Pine Valley Recreational Area has been met with contention from some Mecosta County residents. Mecosta County obtained the land from the Department of Natural Resources in the late 1950s, Green Township supervisor Jim Chapman told the Pioneer. In 1964, the county board of supervisors, predecessor to the board of commissioners, passed a motion that the land be designated to the youth of Mecosta County.
Reed City, MIbigrapidsnews.com

Inaugural Coyote Camp draws over 100 kids in three-day span

REED CITY — From Tuesday through Thursday this week, young hoopsters got a chance to shake off some rust and get ready for the 2021-22 basketball season at the first-ever Coyote Basketball Camp. For three days, Reed City boys and girls from kindergarten through eighth grade conglomerated at the RC...
Le Roy, MICadillac News

PR's Montague to run for Cornerstone

LEROY – When Pine River’s strong-striding senior sprinter Kendra Montague was in the process of deciding which college to attend and continue her track career, it was an invitation from a teammate that helped to decide the matter. Fellow senior and fellow Pine River track standout Logan Churchill had already...
Michigan StateUpNorthLive.com

25 manufacturing jobs, new development coming to northern Michigan

NORTHERN MICHIGAN (WPBN/WGTU) -- About two dozen manufacturing jobs will be coming to northern Michigan. On Wednesday, Governor Whitmer and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced two projects creating 25 jobs in Copemish and provide additional housing in Baldwin. M R Products in Copemish has experienced significant growth with more...
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Big Rapids Daily

Thursday has sun for Big Rapids — 3 ways to make the most of it

(BIG RAPIDS, MI) The forecast is calling for sun today in Big Rapids. Here are three ideas for how to make the most of it, along with a four-day forecast. Have a picnic: As the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, meeting a friend somewhere pretty with a basket of snacks can be a spontaneous way to enjoy a sunny afternoon in a safer environment than indoors. Risk levels should always be taken into account along with advice from health authorities on gathering sizes. Don’t forget your picnic blanket!
Big Rapids, MIbigrapidsnews.com

Ferris tennis standout receives honors

BIG RAPIDS -- Ferris State University senior men's tennis standout Mathis Guerre (Aix en Provence, France) has added to his impressive season of accomplishments by being chosen as the 2021 Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) Most Improved Senior Player for the Midwest Region. Guerre was one of seven individuals from the...
Big Rapids, MIbigrapidsnews.com

Big Rapids soccer freshman enjoys solid season

BIG RAPIDS – It’s widely said defense wins championships. This was especially the case for the Big Rapids soccer team in its successful quest for CSAA Bronze and district crowns. Ella Tucci, a freshman, had one goal and one assist. She earned all-conference honors. “Ella plays soccer year round,” Ray...
Copemish, MImanisteenews.com

Copemish business announces $4.2M operations expansion

LANSING — M R Products has experienced significant growth, more than tripling in revenue and expanding its workforce by nearly 40% over the past year, leading to an expansion into another building in Copemish. The project is expected to generate a total private investment of $4.2 million and create 25...
Reed City, MItheheraldreview.com

New consignment shop soon to make its return to Reed City

REED CITY — A familiar favorite among the Reed City community open its doors next week and make a triumphant return to town. Owned and operated by Janel Eichenberg, Memories Consignment LLC is on track to open June 21. This will not be Eichenberg’s first time being in the consignment...
Big Rapids, MIbigrapidsnews.com

Big Rapids to host Juneteenth picnic this weekend

BIG RAPIDS — This Saturday, Big Rapids residents and visitors will gather in Hemlock Park for this year’s Juneteenth Celebration Picnic. The event, which begins at 3 p.m., will commemorate the Juneteenth holiday — also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day — which celebrates the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States.