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Making a smart choice on health insurance

BIG RAPIDS — Michigan State University Extension is providing health insurance education again during this enrollment season. The health insurance landscape has changed dramatically in the past several years, and many Michigan residents are impacted. Whether you’re a business owner, self-employed, single or have a family, there are new rules to know and resources you […]

Bake sale benefits Blue Star Mothers

STANWOOD  —  Meceola Blue Star Mothers MI-189 will offer a Deer Hunting Bake Sale to the public Nov. 14 to 16 at the Davis Bridge BP gas station in Stanwood. They also will have combat boots placed at various local businesses to collect “Loot for the Boot!” Proceeds coming in from the bake sale or from the […]

Birth announcements

It’s a boy! Anita Orchard and Jason Haight, of Evart, welcomed their son, Atreyu James Haight, on Oct. 18, 2014. He weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces at birth. Stephanie and Chris Knoertzer, of Mecosta, welcomed their son, Jase Christopher Knoertzer, on Oct. 14, 2014. He weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and is welcomed by his […]

GFWC Mitten Tree ready for donations

GFWC Mitten Tree ready for donations

READY FOR DONATIONS: With the holidays on the horizon, GFWC-Big Rapids is once again sponsoring a Mitten Tree to collect mittens, gloves, hats, scarves – any item that would help keep a child warm during the winter months. Located in the lobby of Chemical Bank in downtown Big Rapids, the Mitten Tree along with a […]

GFWC donates to WISE

GFWC donates to WISE

DONATION: The General Federation of Women’s Club – Mecosta “Heart of the Lakes” recently presented a $1500 grant to WISE executive director Kelley Samuels. The club’s successful Harvest Party and Fund Raiser allowed grants to also be awarded to 11 other organizations: Mecosta County Youth and Family Center, Mecosta Revitalization, Remus Area Historical Society, God’s Helping […]

Lions give dictionaries to students

Lions give dictionaries to students

LIONS DONATE DICTIONARIES: The Big Rapids Lions Club is working to help future leaders develop by providing dictionaries to third-graders throughout Big Rapids. Lions Jackie and Dick Perrin spearheaded the effort to deliver more than 260 dictionaries in October and early November to students enrolled in Brookside, Riverview, St. Mary’s, St. Peter’s, Big Jackson and […]

DePew wins Champion Award

DePew wins Champion Award

CHAMPION AWARD: The Sixth Annual Michigan Rehabilitation Services Champion Awards took place on Oct. 2 in Lansing. MRS employees, clients and business partners were honored during the Champion Award Ceremony. Joann DePew, a vocational rehabilitation counselor with MRS who works in the Big Rapids office, was presented with one of 10 Champion Awards in the […]

King, Langlois wed

King, Langlois wed

NEWLYWEDS: Josie King and Dustin Langlois were married May 31, 2014, in Hackley Park, Muskegon, MI. Betsy Weems, the bride’s aunt, officiated. The bride is the daughter of Bob and Marilyn King and Dan and Kathy Bell of Big Rapids. The groom’s parents are John and Sandy Langlois of Copemish, MI. The bride wore a […]

Grahams celebrate 50 years

Grahams celebrate 50 years

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY: Bob and Bernice Graham were married on Oct. 16, 1964, at the bride’s Parson’s home, south of Evart. He was a 1961 graduate of Reed City and she was a 1963 graduate of Evart. The couple have lived in Reed City since marrying. Bob worked for Gardner-Denver for 21 years and finished his […]