“I remember the speech and I followed Dr. King’s movement for many years,” said John Meeks, an Idlewild resident who was in his forties when Dr. King made his famous speech. “(His philosophy) was one of the things that I was very proud of. I liked his philosophy of nonviolence. I believe in nonviolence … […]
For adoption information please contact the Big Rapids ARC (Animal Rescue Coalition) at (231) 796-2683. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit their website at arcofmecostacounty.com.
For some high school students, their interest in music stops once they graduate. For others, like Aubrielle Angell, their passion influences them to pursue music beyond high school into college.
Big Rapids Public Schools took on a variation of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and charged other schools to do the same on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.
Pam Forstner started making handmade soap after trying homemade soap in 1994. Forstner and her mother have always had skin problems and commercial soaps always left their skin terribly dry and rashy. After three years of research, Forstner poured her first batch of real soap, and she has never looked back. Her soap company Stone […]
Morgan is a dog that will play with you as long as you can take it. She is well-mannered, good with children and would thrive in a gentle home with a fenced in yard. For more about Morgan, visit ARC today!
Worship leader Chris Jane got his musical start while growing up in the church. The former music teacher met up with the Pioneer to talk about his love for music and its effect as an artist’s lasting legacy.
Officers from the Michigan State Police and Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office were on scene at a home in Morley where a man was barricaded inside with a gun. Mecosta County Sheriff’s deputies and Michigan State Police troopers have the gunman in custody as of 10:02 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014.
Jackson is a lively, sweet dog who is looking for someone to take him home and be his best friend. He does well with children and has a calm disposition. His adoption fee is $20 and is up to date on all vaccinations. Make sure to visit ARC for more information on this great canine!
The Big Rapids football team began preparation for the 2014 season by holding its first official practice of the season Monday at Big Rapids High School. First-year Cardinals coach Joe Woodruff gave his thoughts on how the Cardinals looked during their first official practice as they look to rebound from a 3-6 record in 2013.
Singer Joy Morra is a Big Rapids native and junior at Bennington College in Vermont, where she double majors in music and philosophy. The singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist sat down with the Pioneer to talk about her experiences playing music in the area and where she hopes her career will take her.
The Michigan Department of Transportation opted to perform a bridge slide in the stead of a full bridge reconstruction. The bridge replacement method provides better work conditions for construction workers and gives motorists less of a headache on the diverted roadways.