Second- and fourth-grade students from Mecosta Elementary School got a taste of life in a one-room schoolhouse with a visit to the Little River School at School Section Lake Park on Wednesday. Schoolmarm Sarah Schmiedeknecht led class on Wednesday, and Mary Barlow teaches the Monday classes. The program, designed to teach students about Michigan history in an engaging [...]
Ferris State University Department of Public Safety hosted its 10th annual Police Memorial Ceremony on Monday, honoring officers killed in the line of duty.
At the Chippewa Hills School District board of education meeting on Monday, Shirley Howard formally announced her retirement after 40 years with the district. Howard serves as superintendent, principal of Weidman Elementary School and curriculum director.
In an eventful Chippewa Hills School District board of education meeting on Monday, board members heard testimony from representatives of the Chippewa Hills Orchestral Society, a nonprofit dedicated to raising money with the hopes of re-instating the district’s orchestra program, which was cut in 2012. More than 50 people gathered for the meeting.
Family, friends and coworkers showed up at Big Rapids Products on Tuesday to help surprise John Chaput Jr. with a Northern Lights award for “management, business and industry.” The awards series is run by the Mecosta County Medical Center Foundation.
Ferris State University biology department head Joe Lipar was surprised with a Northern Lights education award on Friday at the Card Wildlife Center. Mecosta County Medical Center Foundation runs the annual award series to recognize people or organizations that go above and beyond to serve the community. Tom Hogenson, Mark Klumpp and Karen Roy awarded [...]
Isabella Bank is looking forward to opening its 27th branch in the state and second office in Big Rapids this August.
Run by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and hosted at Ferris State University this year, the Human Powered Vehicle Challenge drew 24 teams from different colleges to the three-day competition this weekend. Ferris’ team placed sixth overall in a competition that judged design, innovation, speed and endurance.
Local celebrities performed various Saturday Night Live skits in a “Friday Night WISE” show to raise money for the local domestic violence shelter. The evening included dinner, a silent auction and a raffle.