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Salvation Army revamps after-school program

Salvation Army revamps after-school program

BIG RAPIDS – Every Wednesday, shouts of laughter and excited giggling fill the activities room in the Salvation Army. Using Christianity as a basis, five local children are working together to earn badges through character-building exercises in the Salvation Army’s after-school program, GROW. “It’s taking what they’re learning at school and life skills and adding […]

More internet options for Big Rapids coming in 2015

Casair expands coverage area, add direct fiber connections MECOSTA COUNTY — More high-speed internet options will soon be available for residents in Mecosta and Osceola counties. Casair Inc. of Stanton is expanding the coverage area for its wireless and fiber-optic Internet connections. Currently, Casair fiber-optic Internet is available from Vestaburg, Amble, Morley and it is […]

Teen arrested for driving off with vehicle

MARION  — A teenager was arrested Thursday in Marion for unlawfully driving away with a relative’s vehicle and almost hitting family members who tried to stop him. Troopers from the Mount Pleasant State Police Post Reed City Detachment were dispatched to Marion for an unlawfully driving away an automobile complaint. The victim told police he was outside […]

Police investigating breaking and entering at Marion motel

MARION — Vandals caused more than $1,500 worth of damage by breaking windows, air conditioners and spraying fire extinguishers in the Riverview Motel in Marion. The Michigan State Police are investigating the breaking and entering/vandalism complaint, which occurred between Sept. 7 and Sept. 14. The suspect or suspects broke out numerous windows and air conditioning […]

Mecosta County seniors can make appointments for Medicare open enrollment counseling

MECOSTA COUNTY — Medicare open enrollment is from Oct. 17 to Dec. 7, and counselors from the Michigan Medicare Medicaid Assistance program in Mecosta County are ready to help local seniors with their questions. The free program is available to all people 65 years and older and counselors will help explain Medicare plan choices, prescription […]