Health dept. advises no contact with flood waters

MECOSTA COUNTY — Health professionals with District Health Department No. 10 advise residents to take precautions for personal safety to prevent waterborne infections that may result from contact with contaminated flood waters. Flooding and power outages can threaten water quality due to well water pump failures and overflowing septic systems. Health department officials recommend the […]

Larry M. Ruppert

Larry M. Ruppert

REED CITY — Larry M. Ruppert, 62, of Reed City, went to heaven on Thursday, April 17, 2014.  He was born on Dec. 11, 1951, in Reed City to Harold and Faith (Ayriss) Ruppert. Larry graduated from Reed City High School in 1970, and attended Ferris State University where he earned an associates degree in 1972. On […]

Esther Eva Lindquist

LEROY – Esther Eva Lindquist, 83, of LeRoy, passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Cadillac. She was born on July 9, 1930, in Cedar Township of Osceola County, to Henry and Julia (Block) Trimner and was raised on the family farm. She was married to Leland Lindquist, of LeRoy, on […]

Health Summit set for April 22

OSCEOLA COUNTY — For the fifth year, the Central Michigan District Health Department is presenting its Annual Public Health Summit to discuss the health and wellness of the Mid-Michigan area. This year’s event will be held on Tuesday, April 22, at The Comfort Inn & Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Mount Pleasant, and highlights […]

James J. Murray Jr.

James J. Murray Jr.

HERSEY — James J. Murray Jr., 74, of Hersey, passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, due to heart complications.  He was born in Hazel Park to James J. Murray Sr. and Caroline Billips on Dec. 17, 1939. James graduated high school from St. James Catholic in 1956. He married Cynthia on April 18, 1970, in Warren. […]

MCBRAYER: The Scars of Forgiveness

In 1939 General Francisco Franco, an ambitious Spanish military officer, became the absolute ruler of Spain. Franco took the title El Caudillo – the Leader – and he was ruthlessly so until his death more than 30 years later. In the decades that he ruled, Franco had 30,000 dissidents executed, imprisoned more than 25,000 political opponents, built […]