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Celebrating Childhood Awareness

BIG RAPIDS – Brookside Elementary is partnering with the Meceola Children’s Council to promote Childhood Awareness, the Month of the Young Child and World Autism Day. Throughout the month of April, students have been treated to special blue-themed events, including Bluegrass Music Day, Blue Jean Day and Blue Snack Day. Students also sold blue cupcakes […]

Fiddlers Jamboree to take place Saturday

MORLEY – Old-time country, jigs, reels and waltzes. The Original Michigan Fiddlers Association will host its annual Fiddlers’ Jamboree on Saturday, April 26, in the cafeteria at Morley Stanwood High School. Anyone who plays an acoustic stringed instrument is invited to play with the backup group or play three songs at the microphone from 1 […]

Opening a fresh vein of information

Opening a fresh vein of information

  BIG RAPIDS — Blood and specimen samples are common ways for doctors to discover developing or existing problems in patients. At Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital, more than 1.8 million tests are processed each year with state-of-the-art instrumentation and technology. “Results of laboratory tests often identify the presence of disease in its earliest stages when […]

Mud run a success for family of Vietnam vet

Mud run a success for family of Vietnam vet

WHITE CLOUD — Mud flew from oversized truck tires on April 19 during the annual mud run, hosted by White Cloud resident Ron Rattin and MC Motorsports. The weekend event was hosted to benefit the family of Jeff Hensley, a Vietnam veteran who recently lost his battle with cancer. Money raised will help offset funeral costs. For […]

Big Rapids DPS to host pill drop off

Big Rapids DPS to host pill drop off

BIG RAPIDS — Unwanted and unnecessary, out-of-date prescription drugs can be a danger and nuisance around the house. In order to lessen of eliminate the danger, an event to rid medicine cabinets of expired and unwanted prescription drugs will be held later this month. On Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., pills […]

Community expo set for next Saturday

Community expo set for next Saturday

BIG RAPIDS – Everything from child IDs, a car seat safety clinic and vision screening will be available at the Mecosta County Community and Family Expo on April 26. Only six spots remain for vendors and businesses to showcase their goods at the event. So far 93 booths are scheduled. Vendors will run activities and […]