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Making soap like grandma did

Making soap like grandma did

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 […]

Morley gunman in custody

Morley gunman in custody

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.

Wags & Whiskers — Jackson

Wags & Whiskers — Jackson

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!

Big Rapids football starts fall practices

Big Rapids football starts fall practices

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.

Musician Spotlight: Singer Joy Morra

Musician Spotlight: Singer Joy Morra

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.

Michigan’s first bridge slide

Michigan’s first bridge slide

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.