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About Whitney Gronski-Buffa

Whitney is the associate editor of the Pioneer. She can be reached by phone at (231) 592-8386 or by e-mail at whitney@pioneergroup.com.

Your Floor Store owners arrested for check fraud in Mecosta, Newaygo counties

Your Floor Store owners arrested for check fraud in Mecosta, Newaygo counties

BIG RAPIDS — The owners of Your Floor Store of Big Rapids have been arrested on felony fraud warrants. Joseph Kukla, 29, of Morley, and his wife, Nancy Kukla, 28 of Morley, were arrested on Saturday after an investigation by the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office. Detectives received several complaints reporting the couple passing multiple non-sufficient personal and business […]

Conservation district seeks board candidates

MECOSTA COUNTY —The Osceola-Lake and Mecosta Conservation Districts are seeking candidates to serve on their board of directors. There is one director position open on the Osceola-Lake Conservation District Board and two director positions open on the Mecosta Conservation District Board. Director positions are four-year terms. To serve on the Osceola-Lake Conservation District Board, candidates must […]

Michigan board will investigate racehorse deaths at Mecosta County Fair

Michigan board will investigate racehorse deaths at Mecosta County Fair

BIG RAPIDS — After the surprising deaths of two horses at this week’s harness races at the Mecosta County Agricultural Free Fair, blood samples from the animals will be analyzed by the Michigan Gaming Control Board. One horse died during Monday’s races and another died during Tuesday’s races before the Celebrity Harness Race. Pat Currie, who oversees the […]