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Mecosta County Equalization Director completes Mackinac Bridge 5K

Mecosta County Equalization Director completes Mackinac Bridge 5K

ST. IGNACE — Prior to the annual Mackinac Bridge Walk, 350 runners celebrated the Pure Michigan FIT campaign and hit the bridge deck to promote and encourage healthy physical activity in communities throughout Michigan. One of those runners was Mecosta County Equalization Director Shila Kiander. “It was awesome to be there,” Kiander said. “I was so happy […]

What are you reading? Brittany Lynn

What are you reading? Brittany Lynn

This article is part of What Are You Reading?, a series designed to connect readers to people in the community and books they are currently reading. Participants are chosen at random for the interviews, in which they share their latest reads with you, the reader. BIG RAPIDS — Brittany Lynn is a senior at Ferris […]

Supporting imagination

Supporting imagination

MORLEY – Many children in Morley will be excited to find a new book in their mailboxes every month. Morley Stanwood Community Schools began supporting Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program on Wednesday.  Once signed up, children (from birth to 5 years old) will have one age-appropriate book delivered to their home per month. The program […]

Weather limits Evart Car Show

Weather limits Evart Car Show

TOP GEAR: Local residents and visitors meander through rows of classic cars featured at this year’s Evart Car Show, which took place on Aug. 30 in Evart’s East Riverside Park. Although the weather contributed to a lower number of registered vehicles as last year, attendees continued to enjoy the sights and memories the cars provided. […]

RIVERDAYS: Used book sale

RIVERDAYS: Used book sale

FINDING USE FOR OLD BOOKS: Ferris students look through the Friends of the Library Used Book Sale on Friday. Nick Larson (left) is a Ferris honors student and volunteered at the sale, helping to sort books and lead customers to any books they asked about. Jacob VanBoxel (middle) and Becca Moeller (right) live across the […]

Ferris students have disco fever

Ferris students have disco fever

Students celebrate Ferris’ 130th birthday through dance BIG RAPIDS – Students grooved at Thursday evening’s silent disco party to celebrate Ferris State University’s 130th birthday on the campus’ north quad by FLITE. The party began with a brief presentation from Student Government and the history task force. Students then danced to music heard through individual […]