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About Whitney Gronski-Buffa

Whitney is the associate editor of the Pioneer. She can be reached by phone at (231) 592-8386 or by e-mail at whitney@pioneergroup.com.

WHITNEY: Worry about your own dang family

WHITNEY: Worry about your own dang family

I’d like to think my system of beliefs couldn’t be distilled into a sentence short and concise enough to fit on a bumper sticker, but I was proven wrong last Sunday when we passed an SUV bearing a sticker trumpeting the sentiment above. (Actually, the sticker I saw contained a swear word that I won’t […]

WHITNEY: There is no break from parenting

WHITNEY: There is no break from parenting

If you’ve turned to this page expecting a horror story this week, I’m about to disappoint you. Last week, I left a letter here for my sister, who was brave enough to take on the challenge of babysitting for our first night away from Olivia. Things went fantastically well, minus a little crying jag from […]

WHITNEY: Re-evaluating toys in the house

WHITNEY: Re-evaluating toys in the house

My living room, my basement and the trunk of my car are all packed with toys. The living room is overrun with some of the noisiest, most over-stimulating Christmas gifts I’ve ever encountered. The basement and trunk are similarly stuffed, except those toys have met the end of my tolerance and are headed out on […]

Chase woman threatens deputies with dog

Chase woman threatens deputies with dog

Snyder facing five felony charges after trying to attack county officials with knife and dog BIG RAPIDS — A Chase woman was arrested Friday night after wielding a knife and attempting to sick her dog on Mecosta County Sheriff’s deputies. Deputies were called at 9:59 p.m. to the Green Township home of a man who reported […]