JIM HIGHTOWER: Perry imperils his own  roadshow

JIM HIGHTOWER: Perry imperils his own roadshow

Gosh, the 2016 primaries are a long way off, but look out: Here comes Texas Governor Rick Perry — riding his state’s taxpayer dollars into another GOP presidential bid. Technically, he’s not campaigning. Yet he’s popping up from New York to California, holding press conferences, running TV ads, meeting with money people, and telling everyone […]

Landing on ‘Treasure Island’

Landing on ‘Treasure Island’

REED CITY — Swashbuckling and adventure on the high seas will take over Reed City during the first weekend in August, as a dozen youth perform the classic tale of “Treasure Island.” In conjunction with the Crossroads Theatre Guild, the play will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. […]

Contestants sought for Miss Reed City

REED CITY — Personality, grace, poise and talent — these traits and are some of what the next Miss Reed City will embody. This year’s pageant competition, sponsored by the Reed City General Federation of Women’s Clubs, will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14, at Westurburg Park, during the Great American Crossroads Festival. Both […]

Amy Asplund

BIG RAPIDS – Amy Asplund, 53, lost her nearly two-year battle with cancer on Thursday July 24, 2014. She was born on April 21, 1961, in East Grand Rapids. She grew up in Big Rapids and is a graduate of Big Rapids High School and Central Michigan University. Amy will be remembered for her equestrian […]

Counties meet to discuss statewide, mutual issues

MANISTEE — A gathering of county officials from the west central area provided a forum to relate and discuss issues that affect every county. The West Central Michigan County Alliance met this week to hear updates from the Michigan Association of Counties (MAC), Sen. Darwin Booher, R-Evart, and Rep. Ray Franz, R-Onekama. Representatives of Lake, […]