Here’s why Michigan orchards are leaving apples on trees
You may notice more apples left on Michigan trees this year. That's because orchards say it does not make economic sense to harvest all the fruit.
Man Killed in Three Vehicle Crash Near Mount Pleasant
A crash in Mount Pleasant claimed the life of a Remus man and injured three other people Wednesday night. According to Michigan State Police, a 37-year-old man from East China, Michigan was driving a pickup on Pickard Road when he crossed the center line east of Mount Pleasant and crashed into a vehicle driven by a 23-year-old woman from Lake. Police say the pickup then struck another vehicle and caused it to overturn.
Driver injured following two-vehicle accident outside of Big Rapids Walmart
At 8:09 P.M., deputies from Mecosta County Sheriff's Department were dispatched to a two-vehicle accident on Perry Ave., near Waldron Way, in front of Walmart in Big Rapids Township. A 28-year-old female driver from Big Rapids, driving a Ford Explorer, was leaving Walmart parking lot towards Perry Ave. when they...
A New Era at Crystal Motor Speedway: Revving Up for the Future
Crystal Motor Speedway, nestled in the heart of Montcalm County, Michigan, has long been revered as a beacon for racing aficionados. With the dawn of 2023, the Speedway embraces a new chapter under the stewardship of Jacob LeBaron, Steve Vernon, and Brian LeBaron. This dynamic trio of Ithaca High School graduates is set to propel the historic 3/8 mile clay oval track to new heights, commencing with a buzzworthy Test & Tune weekend in April.
Today the gas price is close to $2.85 in Sand Lake as of 2023-12-02. Find the available 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 Saturday is $3.247, a week ago the price is $3.259 , according to AAA.
Fans Want FSU And Michigan To Win For Maximum College Football Playoff Chaos
It seems like everyone on social media is channeling their inner Joker because two college football teams are getting some extra support for in the name of adding more chaos to the College Football Playoff. With Alabama up 27-17 against Georgia in the SEC Championship, No. 7 Texas winning the Big ...
Big Rapids wins home opener against Howard City Tri-County
BIG RAPIDS - The Big Rapids boys basketball team had their season opener on Friday evening taking down the Howard City Tri-County Vikings 64-54. The Vikings led by four going into the fourth quarter, but the Cardinals got a huge fourth quarter out of junior Gabe Njenga to get the win. The Cardinals move to 1-1 on the season, and they’ll take on Grand Rapids West Michigan Aviation Academy, and for Howard City Tri-County they fall to 1-2 and their next game will be against Greenville.
Woman Receives Maximum Sentence for Deadly Greenville Hit-and-Run
• A woman in Michigan has been sentenced to a maximum of 30 years in prison for a hit-and-run incident in Greenville that resulted in the death of a 14-year-old and injuries to two others.
Woman treated after 1956 tornado again relies on Mary Free Bed
A Newaygo woman who is back at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital this week for therapy recalls the first time she was a patient at the rehabilitation center following an F-5 tornado that ripped through West Michigan in 1956.
Waste digester threatens to close over Michigan groundwater permit
FREMONT, MI — The owner of an anaerobic biodigester is pledging to close the facility and lay off 17 workers unless the state of Michigan changes its plans to tighten groundwater regulation on the liquid waste it spreads on farmland. Bill Ceasar, president of Generate Upcycle, told reporters Thursday,...
The Historic Coral Church: A Century-Old Beacon of Community and Faith
Nestled within the tropical ambiance of the coastline, the Historic Coral Church has been a pillar of the Coral community for over a hundred years. A symbol of the town's heritage, the church is more than a place of worship—it is a landmark reflecting the early settlers' perseverance and spirituality. Constructed with hands that sought to forge a bond of faith and fellowship, the church's architecture tells the story of its people, with walls resonating with historical and emotional significance.
Gary Green returns to Ferris State University as its new Public Safety Director, Chief of Police
After serving a little over a year as undersheriff in the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Department, Gary Green brings his three-plus decades of law enforcement experience to a new role as Ferris State University Department of Public Safety director. Green first joined Ferris DPS as an officer in 2017 before...
University of St. Thomas Men’s Hockey Team Secures Big Win Over Ferris State Bulldogs
The University of St. Thomas Men's Hockey team achieved a significant victory over Ferris State with a 7-1 score, marking their best offensive performance to date in the Division I history of the program. Why It Matters. This victory demonstrates the growth and success of the St. Thomas Men's Hockey...
Dam Failure Siren Test Scheduled for Dec 5th in Newaygo Co.
It is that time of year again when Newaygo County will soon be testing its Dam Failure Siren. On December 5th at 9:00 am, Emergency public warning siren systems near Consumers Energy’s Rogers, Hardy and Croton hydroelectric generating plants on the Muskegon River will be tested. The Federal Energy...
Ticket Info for Boys Basketball @ Lakeview Friday 12/1
Tickets are $7 and can be purchased through GoFan, or at the door cash or card.
Standby: Rockford senior destined for broadcast journalism
You may see this Rockford High School senior on your TV soon. Her name is Trina Varano, and she keeps a 4.4 GPA. Her true passion is for the camera. (Dec. 1, 2023)
Scholarship planned to honor woman killed in crash
Loved ones of a woman killed in a crash near Rockford on Thanksgiving are working to launch a scholarship in her name.
H.O.L.A. celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month!
Fenwick celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by embellishing the library, creating an ofrenda, and decorating sugar skulls. H.O.L.A, the Hispanic Outreach and Latino Awareness club, has allowed students the opportunity in celebrating their culture at Fenwick. The inclusivity at Fenwick creates an environment where Hispanic Friars are able to share their cultural roots with other students and be expressive of who they are.
Skiing and riding begins this weekend at Crystal Mountain
Grab your gear, it’s time to slide into the 2023-24 ski and snowboard season at Crystal Mountain. The lifts start spinning this Friday at noon with the first chair celebration happening on the Crystal Clipper high-speed chairlift. The first four people in line will get to pose with the iconic CrystalFIRST banner.
The Golden Rule – not followed by local township board
I’m not a politician. I was an elementary school teacher at Collins Elementary for 30 years. I loved my job! I’d always start the year off reading, The Golden Rule by Ilene Cooper and then ask my students what that meant to them. I got answers like: “Treat others how you want to be treated.” “Be kind.” “Be honest.” “Always tell the truth.” Believe it or not, one year I had a second grader say, “Have integrity.” When I asked her to explain to the rest of the class what that meant, she was SPOT ON!