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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.

WHITNEY: Viewers learn more about real effects of mothering through #worldstoughestjob

WHITNEY: Viewers learn more about real effects of mothering through #worldstoughestjob

A 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year job that requires back-breaking labor, sleep deprivation and constantly tending to the needs of another human being, all while earning a net salary of $0 annually. In this context, it seems obvious that we’re talking about parents, or more specifically, mothers. But relabeled as “manager of operations” in a classified job listing, […]

Gov. Rick Snyder tours Ferris to see programs shaping state’s future

Gov. Rick Snyder tours Ferris to see programs shaping state’s future

BIG RAPIDS — Seeing is believing, and Gov. Rick Snyder believes what he sees at Ferris State University is going to change the course of Michigan’s future. Snyder visited Ferris on Thursday to tour the university’s welding and information security and intelligence programs, two specialized fields he’s prioritizing as he sets the state’s budget. “Career […]

WHITNEY: Worry about your own dang family

WHITNEY: Worry about your own dang family

Worry about your own dang family. I’d like to think my system of beliefs couldn’t be distilled into a sentence short and concise enough to fit on a bumper sticker, but I was proven wrong last Sunday when we passed an SUV bearing a sticker trumpeting the sentiment above. (Actually, the sticker I saw contained […]