Running Ferris strong

Running Ferris strong

Ferris President David Eisler runs through highlights of his decade leading the university BIG RAPIDS — The air has a cold edge to it the morning Ferris State University President David Eisler takes off on a run across campus. His breath shows up in little puffs as he starts on the four miles required for […]

10 new teachers receive Delta Kappa Gamma grants

10 new teachers receive Delta Kappa Gamma grants

MECOSTA COUNTY — The local chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma recently awarded $1,300 in grants to 10 teachers. DKG is an educational honorary for female educators that distributes annual grants for new teachers to use in their classrooms. Grants were awarded to Kayla Cousineau, of Big Rapids Middle School; Bridget Curtice, Chippewa Hills Intermediate School; […]

CCA board to appoint new member

CCA board to appoint new member

BIG RAPIDS — Crossroads Charter Academy is looking to add a new face to its board of directors at a special meeting today. Prior to the regular board meeting at 7 p.m. in the elementary school media center, the board will interview two candidates for its open seat on the board. Krissy Workman resigned from […]

MOISD continues contract negotiations, renews MOTA contract

BIG RAPIDS — Mecosta-Osceola Intermediate School District is continuing negotiations on its teacher contracts. The board of education went into closed session after a regular meeting on Monday to discuss the negotiations. Also at the meeting, the board approved renewing the ISD’s contract with the Mecosta-Osceola Transit Authority for the third year. Under the agreement, […]

CORRECTION: Superintendent is not directly involved in MHSAA transfers

In a story in the Nov. 12, 2013, issue of the Pioneer, the role a superintendent plays in a student-athlete transfer was incorrectly described. The piece, titled “Parents claim daughter’s athletic suspension is discrimination,” incorrectly said that Big Rapids Public Schools Superintendent Tim Haist plays a role in working with the Michigan High School Athletic […]

Spectrum Health honors veterans on Monday

Spectrum Health honors veterans on Monday

BIG RAPIDS — Spectrum Health employees took a break from their usual routines on Monday to pay tribute to veterans. About one dozen employees — most of whom are veterans — gathered near the flagpole outside Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital, and the Reed City hospital held its own ceremony Monday afternoon too. Patriotic music […]