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Celebrating Passover

Celebrating Passover

BIG RAPIDS – Students of varying cultures gathered together at the Ferris Library of Information, Technology and Education to celebrate Passover on Tuesday. The traditional Passover Seder was led by Aviva Cantor, a Jewish feminist, activist and journalist. “‘Seder’ comes from the word ‘for order,’” Cantor said, explaining the tradition. “It’s a sequence of readings […]

Health Summit set for April 22

OSCEOLA COUNTY — For the fifth year, the Central Michigan District Health Department is presenting its Annual Public Health Summit to discuss the health and wellness of the Mid-Michigan area. This year’s event will be held on Tuesday, April 22, at The Comfort Inn & Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Mount Pleasant, and highlights […]

Booher considers a final term

Booher considers a final term

BIG RAPIDS — After more than 40 years of public service, State Sen. Darwin Booher, R-Evart, is planning to spend more time with his family. Booher, who is up for reelection this year, may make this his last term if he wins the reelection bid for his senate district. “I think that will be my […]

Cleaning up after the storm

Cleaning up after the storm

BIG RAPIDS — As cranes began removing portions of the Simonds International roof from the top of the Big Rapids Water Filtration plant on Thursday, Simonds Plant Manager Dave Campbell said the damage could have been much worse. “I am grateful no one was hurt through all this,” Campbell said. “It amazes me that a […]

Morgue project gets boost from county

Morgue project gets boost from county

BIG RAPIDS —Mecosta County may soon offer pathology services for surrounding areas. On Thursday, during the Mecosta County Board of Commissioners meeting, County Administrator Paul Bullock presented commissioners with a intergovernmental agreement between Newaygo and Mecosta counties in order to build a morgue facility in an unutilized space at the Mecosta County Services Building on […]

Evart OM teams advance to world competition

Evart OM teams advance to world competition

EVART — Fourteen Evart Public Schools students are using imagination and insight to expand their horizons on an international level. Both the Evart High School and Evart Middle School Odyssey of the Mind teams have taken the top spots from competitions at the regional and state level and will travel to Iowa State University at […]