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Crossroads students pursues wood carving with European-trained master carver

Crossroads students pursues wood carving with European-trained master carver

HOLLAND – Woodcarver Andrei Marek feared the art he enjoys creating was a dying trade — until he met Crossroads Charter Academy student Gordon Mallett. “Nobody is interested in what I’m doing anymore,” said Andrei Marek, woodworker and sculptor who specializes in period furniture and interiors. “I am the last Mohican who does this type of […]

Fall fun abounds at Brookside

Fall fun abounds at Brookside

BIG RAPIDS – Doughnut eating, pumpkin decorating and scarecrow mazes are some of Brookside Elementary School’s favorite autumn activities. Families and school staff celebrated the fall season at Fall Fest and Math Harvest on Thursday. “I love being able to see the kids bring their parents,” said Leah Lipar, Brookside paraeducator. “Students get so excited […]

Sweaters for Veterans drive to start Monday

Sweaters for Veterans drive to start Monday

BIG RAPIDS – Daggett and Daggett-Gilbert funeral homes are asking the community help keep local veterans warm this winter by donating gloves and sweaters to the annual Sweaters for Veterans drive. “I enjoy the outreach into the community each year,” said Holly Holstrom, Daggett-Gilbert funeral home director. “I love meeting the people who come into […]

Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital program certified by industry leader

BIG RAPIDS — Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital is proud to announce the certification of its cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Big Rapids Hospital was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care. Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems, […]

Mecosta County Parks Superintendent resigns

MECOSTA COUNTY — After 10 months as superintendent of the Mecosta County Parks, Gary Rasmussen has tendered his resignation. Rasmussen said he was resigning for personal reasons.Mecosta County Park Commission Board Chair, Steve Perialas accepted the Rasmussen’s resignation effective immediately on Oct. 23. Karen Morningstar, operations manager of the parks system was appointed as interim […]

STEM Symposium informs educators on career possibilities

STEM Symposium informs educators on career possibilities

BIG RAPIDS – Many educators, businesses and organizations agree that science, technology, engineering and math are among the most important subjects in K-12 education. On Wednesday, education enthusiasts discussed potential student activities at the Northern Michigan STEM Symposium in Ferris State University’s Granger Center. “We want to get educators, businesses and industries into the same […]