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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.

Richard (Rich) Steven Hillman

BARRYTON — Richard (Rich) Steven Hillman, 56, passed away quietly on July 19th, 2014, at an adult foster care home in Barryton. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at St. Paul Campus Parish in Big Rapids with Father Michael Burt officiating. Arrangements by the Mohnke Funeral Home […]

“Remember the Titans” coach visits Big Rapids on Wednesday

“Remember the Titans” coach visits Big Rapids on Wednesday

BIG RAPIDS — Coach Herman Boone, made famous when his life story became the movie “Remember the Titans,” will visit Big Rapids on Wednesday, Sept. 10. Ferris State University’s Social Work Association, with the help of the Diversity and Inclusion Office, Entertainment Unlimited and the Office of Multicultural Student Services, will host Boone as he gives […]

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 […]