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FSU men’s basketball adds four recruits to its 2014 recruiting class

FSU men’s basketball adds four recruits to its 2014 recruiting class

Ferris State men’s basketball adds in-state recruits to impressive class BIG RAPIDS — The Ferris State University men’s basketball program and head coach Andy Bronkema, who recently completed his first season at the Bulldog helm, have continued building towards a bright future as evidenced by the additions Wednesday of four incoming standouts for the 2014-15 […]

Cleaning up after the storm

Cleaning up after the storm

BIG RAPIDS — As cranes began removing portions of the Simonds International roof from the top of the Big Rapids Water Filtration plant on Thursday, Simonds Plant Manager Dave Campbell said the damage could have been much worse. “I am grateful no one was hurt through all this,” Campbell said. “It amazes me that a […]

Morgue project gets boost from county

Morgue project gets boost from county

BIG RAPIDS —Mecosta County may soon offer pathology services for surrounding areas. On Thursday, during the Mecosta County Board of Commissioners meeting, County Administrator Paul Bullock presented commissioners with a intergovernmental agreement between Newaygo and Mecosta counties in order to build a morgue facility in an unutilized space at the Mecosta County Services Building on […]

Chirping chicks

Chirping chicks

MECOSTA COUNTY – The sound of chicks chirping is a sure sign of spring. Though it may still be too cold for the baby birds to be outdoors, many people have flocked to area farm and feed stores to buy the cute, fluffy animals. Jean McDonald, manager of Family Farm and Home in Reed City, […]

Tim Cairnduff signs with LSSU

Tim Cairnduff signs with LSSU

Morley Stanwood senior to play basketball for the Lakers MORLEY — The Lake Superior State University Lakers officially added a member to their men’s basketball team on Wednesday morning as Morley Stanwood senior Tim Cairnduff signed his letter of intent to play above the Mackinac Bridge next year. Cairnduff signed on the dotted line with […]

Reworking the roof

Reworking the roof

BIG RAPIDS – Buckets, plastic totes and cardboard are placed throughout storage areas of Artworks in Big Rapids, collecting water leaking from the building’s 30-year-old roof, above Natural Beauty Salon and Day Spa, which rents its space from Artworks. The rubber roof is stretched and attached to the north and south walls of the building. […]