Taking a stroll

Taking a stroll

By Dee Van Horn Special to the Pioneer A Summer Evening Garden Stroll – a wonderful time to wander among the plants and flowers of five local gardens, taking in the colors and fragrances that abound. Sponsored by  General Federation of Woman’s Club of Big Rapids, the first-ever garden stroll will take place from 4 […]

Charles E. McMullen Sr.

Charles E. McMullen Sr.

HERSEY — Charles E. McMullen Sr., 81, of Hersey, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Dec. 1, 1932, in Monroe, the son of Everett and Viola (LaVine) McMullen. He greatly enjoyed hunting and working on vehicles. He served his country in the United […]

RON WITBECK: Made in God’s image

RON WITBECK: Made in God’s image

Summer temperatures are here at last, with the latest summer wear on display in stores, which seemed to have been there long before the arrival of summer weather.  Now some people are concerned with how their bodies look after the long, cold winter, realizing that their New Year resolution of getting into shape has faded.  But now, […]

GEORGE WILL: Kashkari could be California’s Goldwater

Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, in the unfortunately named Cow Palace, the Republican National Convention gave its presidential nomination to Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, who knew he would lose: Americans were not going to have a third president in 14 months. Besides, his don’t-fence-me-in libertarian conservatism was ahead of its time. […]