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 […]
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; […]
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 […]
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, […]
BIG RAPIDS — Louisa May Alcott’s classic “Little Women” will come to life on the stage of Big Rapids High School auditorium this week. Students in the BRHS Theatrical Arts program spent many weeks rehearsing for the production, which opens on Thursday. Julie Stephens will appear as a guest actress in the role of […]
STANWOOD — The Stanwood Community Center board of directors now has a timeline set to open the center, and they need the community’s support to get there. The group leading efforts to raise money for and build a community center would like to see a pole barn up on land the group owns by next […]
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 […]
EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was updated after print deadline on Monday night. MHSAA rules Shannan Thompson loses year of athletic eligibility after transferring schools BIG RAPIDS — Two parents asked the Big Rapid Public Schools board of education on Monday to explain what they perceive as discrimination against their daughter. After breezing through updates […]
NEW EXPERIENCE: Second grade classes from Riverview Elementary School visited Dr. Herb Dulaney’s orthodontist office earlier this month. Students visited five stations there, including a magic show by Dulaney, finger molds, the chance to look at different instruments and X-ray machines. Students also received T-shirts.
FIGHTING FIRES: Barryton Community Fire Department volunteer firefighters Tom Moore and Wade Caryl recently visited Barryton Elementary School head start classes. Students in the morning and afternoon sessions got to take a close look at the fire truck.
BLOOD DRIVE: Big Rapids High School students Chloe Younker (front) and Gary Poortvliet (back) give blood at the BRHS National Honor Society’s annual blood drive held on Halloween. Fifty-five community members and BRHS students and staff donated 35 units of blood, and 22 of those who participated were first-time donors.
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 […]