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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: Kids and dogs belong together

WHITNEY: Kids and dogs belong together

Thank you, Big Rapids, for bringing your puppies into our office this week. We needed it. Two days in a row, lovely people walked weeks-old puppies into the office — a little tiny Jack Russel terrier and a “bug,” otherwise known as the combination of a Boston terrier and a pug — and productivity came to a […]

Charles R. “Dick” Fry

Charles R. “Dick” Fry

GRANT CENTER — Charles R. “Dick” Fry, of Grant Center, passed away peacefully at Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids on Aug. 6, 2014, at the age of 81. He was born at his family home in Mottville, Michigan on March 13, 1933, to Amos and Cora (Woolhouse) Frye. Dick attended grade school in […]

WHITNEY: Six things I want my daughter to know

WHITNEY: Six things I want my daughter to know

We pass on a lot of things to our children — our oddly shaped noses, our boisterous laughs, maybe an heirloom or two. But when we’re doing things right, we should be passing along those all-important, hard-learned life lessons, right? We’re supposed to sandwich these big, bold lessons with phrases like “Listen, I’m here to tell […]