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City commissioners to receive update on Hanchett project, explore Simonds International options

City commissioners to receive update on Hanchett project, explore Simonds International options

BIG RAPIDS — The former Hanchett Manufacturing building is down but not out. Well, not yet anyway. On Monday, Big Rapids Public Works Director Mark Gifford will give a report to city commissioners on the progress of clearing debris from the former Hanchett site. “Construction is ongoing in terms of demolition and removal, and we […]

Helping your heart in 20 ways

By Nancy Burmeister Special to the Pioneer February is heart month. Sure, we have Valentine’s Day, but there is more, much more. February is a time to celebrate the hearts that keep us alive! So, watch your Pioneer for ways to help your heart. In fact, there will be 20 days and 20 ways to help keep […]

Hospital offers singing telegrams for Valentine’s Day

REED CITY — To celebrate Valentine’s Day, the Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital Rehab and Nursing Center is offering singing telegrams in the Reed City community. Telegrams will be delivered in person by activities assistant Ellen Finkbeiner on Friday, Feb. 13. Songs can be delivered at Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital or anywhere in the Reed City community. Along with a […]

Spectrum Health offers diabetes prevention program starting Feb. 9

REED CITY — One in three adults has pre-diabetes, a significant risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes. Most people with pre-diabetes do not even know they have it. To help those with pre-diabetes manage their health, Spectrum Health Big Rapids and Reed City hospitals will host a National Diabetes Prevention Program class beginning Monday, Feb. 9, in Reed City. The […]