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Developer eyes old Hanchett property for commercial, housing use.

Developer eyes old Hanchett property for commercial, housing use.

BIG RAPIDS — Demolition to the old Hanchett Manufacturing Building may still be on hold, but discussions between city officials and a developer are ongoing. One developer has expressed interest in purchasing and developing the property on the corner of Baldwin and State streets, said Big Rapids City Manager Steve Sobers. “We are in some active discussion […]

Empty lot on Woodward Avenue may see homes built

Empty lot on Woodward Avenue may see homes built

BIG RAPIDS — After nearly a decade sitting empty, the proposed Copper Pointe development, with its small cottage-style condos, garages and basements, may soon become a reality. On Wednesday, July 23, the Big Rapids Housing Commission finalized the purchase of the property off Woodward Avenue for $80,000, from Chum Hobson, of Standale Lumber. Hobson contacted Mark Sochocki, executive […]

International theater group to perform “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in Big Rapids

International theater group to perform “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in Big Rapids

BIG RAPIDS – For one topsy-turvy evening, audience members in the Big Rapids High School auditorium will witness cases of lovesick royals, duels and the havoc magic can create when the Karl-Kaiser Theater Group from Itzehoe, Germany, comes to town. “This is a great opportunity for students to experience family life in America,” said Rick […]

Chippewa Hills grad Olivia Wolfe caps prep softball career with win in Michigan all-star game

Chippewa Hills grad Olivia Wolfe caps prep softball career with win in Michigan all-star game

MOUNT PLEASANT — Olivia Wolfe wrapped up her prep career with the Chippewa Hills softball team with a deep playoff run that ended in June, but she got one more chance to represent the Warriors on Wednesday at the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association’s (MHSSCA) 33rd annual All-Star Games at Central Michigan University. The […]

Seniors enjoy learning about fire safety, identity theft at Camp 911

Seniors enjoy learning about fire safety, identity theft at Camp 911

BIG RAPIDS — Familiar faces and first-timers alike participated in a fun-filled and informational day on Wednesday as part of Camp 911. Almost 50 local senior citizens attended the event, which is hosted by the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program (RSVP), local law enforcement and emergency assistance agencies at the Big Rapids Department of Public Safety. […]