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‘Art is an everyday part of  life’

‘Art is an everyday part of life’

Brookside Elementary first graders visit Artworks BIG RAPIDS – Many of Brookside Elementary School’s first grade students left class on Thursday with a better appreciation for art and music. Julie Fordham’s first grade class of 29 children traveled to Artworks with chaperons and their community mentor, Pat Heeter, who also is an Artworks volunteer. “We’re […]

Senate candidates have distinct views for direction of 33rd District

Senate candidates have distinct views for direction of 33rd District

Emmons seeks sensible way to fund roads in Michigan MECOSTA COUNTY — Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, is the incumbent for Michigan’s Senate 33rd District, but she is a new candidate for voters in Mecosta, Gratiot and Clare counties. Redistricting after the 2010 Census added the three counties to Montcalm and Isabella counties and Emmons believes the new district […]

Two visions for 102nd District seat

Two visions for 102nd District seat

Ruggles views public education is key to Michigan’s future MECOSTA COUNTY — Remus resident John Ruggles, believes voters have had it with incumbent Rep. Phil Potvin’s, R-Cadillac, voting record and want someone new to represent them in Lansing. “The people of the 102nd District have had it with policies that are destroying Michigan’s middle-class,” Ruggles said. […]

Library offers Spooky Monster Magic Show

Library offers Spooky Monster Magic Show

HALLOWEEN FUN: Laughter and amazement filled the Morton Township Library as young princesses, witches, pumpkins, superheroes, dragons, bats and cowboys eagerly watched Magician Gordon Russ perform his Spooky Monster Magic Show on Wednesday evening. The Morton Township Library hosts several Family Fun Nights throughout the school year. Please visit the library’s website for a complete […]

Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office wins award

Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office wins award

BIG RAPIDS — The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office wants to keep young drivers safe, and is being recognized for those efforts. The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office was presented the STOPPED Leader award for having the most vehicles enrolled in Michigan’s STOPPED program in a county with a population of 25,000 to 49,999 residents. STOPPED, Sheriffs […]