Editorials Archive

Please, drive to conditions

Almost every morning, the Pioneer editorial team receive a report from the Big Rapids Department of Public Safety logging local law enforcement’s activities over the past 24 hours …or so. Please, take a few seconds to read the first 10 logged reports for Tuesday, Nov. 18. 6:25 a.m. PDA State/Maple too fast for conditions. 6:36 […]

Great job, Mecosta County!

This year’s Match Day theme was “Miracle in Mecosta County.” Mecosta County Community Foundation board members selected it because they’d set a lofty goal — $1 million. They knew they needed a miracle to meet that goal. That goal was not only met, but exceeded by $14,000. More than $1 million given to charity in just one […]

GUEST EDITORIAL: Snyder has last chance

Recent history should tell Michigan voters that lame-duck legislation – bills passed in the interim between the general election and when lawmakers take their oath of office – is often bad news. In most cases, legislation comes up in a lame-duck session for only one reason – it’s too toxic for politicians to take on […]

Thank you for voting

With 43.14 percent of the voters in Mecosta County heading to the polls on Tuesday, this week’s election turnout tied the last midterm election. In 2010, voter turnout also was 43.14 percent. In 2012, voter turnout was 62.53 percent, but it’s not unusual for more people to head to the polls for a presidential election. […]

Get out and vote

Today is Election Day. From 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., you can be heard. You can make choices that affect your life — or not. You can help decide who represents you, both in Lansing and in Washington, D.C. You can help decide who will preside over courtrooms in your county. You can help decide […]

Thank you for the Fall Festival

Cops and robbers, ghouls and goblins, Disney characters and superheros graced our city streets last weekend and we owe it all to a few folks who work hard so the rest of us could play. We would like to thank the organizers of the Big Rapids Fall Festival. We recently enjoyed this event’s community camaraderie […]