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Spectrum Health Big Rapids clinic celebrates one-year anniversary

Spectrum Health Big Rapids clinic celebrates one-year anniversary

BIG RAPIDS — The Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital Walk-in Clinic is celebrating one year of providing care to local residents. …

Area libraries gearing up for summer reading programs

Area libraries gearing up for summer reading programs

MECOSTA, OSCEOLA COUNTIES – The doors to area schools soon will be closed, but children – and adults – can spend their summers …

POLICE BLOTTER: Officers investigate larceny complaint

POLICE BLOTTER: Officers investigate larceny complaint

BIG RAPIDS — Big Rapids Department of Public Safety officers responded to the following calls Thursday. All calls might not be reported. …

Cadillac man faces drug, driving charges

Cadillac man faces drug, driving charges

CADILLAC — A Cadillac man faces methamphetamine and driving charges following a traffic stop which resulted in an investigation which …

News in Brief

Moolenaar announces June office hours

MECOSTA, OSCEOLA COUNTIES — U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, has announced his June office hours for residents in Michigan’s …

Early registration for Mecosta County Habitat for Humanity Golf Open ends June 1

MECOSTA COUNTY — Local residents have the opportunity to grab their clubs and head to the greens next month while helping those in …

Thursday night concerts set for the Reed City depot

REED CITY —Area resident can pack their lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a variety of music. Free concerts will take place from 7 to 9 …

Car show, pig roast set for June 8

REED CITY — Folks who enjoy classic cars and food can help raise funds for the Dean Reichow Scholarship Fund. A car show and pig roast …

Lifestyles

GFWC ‘Patchwork of Colors’ Garden Tour set for July 17

GFWC ‘Patchwork of Colors’ Garden Tour set for July 17

Submitted to the Pioneer BIG RAPIDS — Area residents can enjoy a variety of beautiful blooms and restful landscaping without pulling a …

Mark Brejcha: A rose like no other: Local woman was a ‘Rosie the Riveter’ during WWII

Mark Brejcha: A rose like no other: Local woman was a ‘Rosie the Riveter’ during WWII

By Mark Brejcha Special to the Pioneer When we think about the men and women who were the Greatest Generation, we can’t help but admire …

What can you do to prevent heart disease?

What can you do to prevent heart disease?

BIG RAPIDS — A person’s heart beating is like breathing — most people simply don’t pay attention to the fact …

Surviving cabin fever: Ideas for adults, children to beat the winter blahs

Surviving cabin fever: Ideas for adults, children to beat the winter blahs

  BIG RAPIDS – It hasn’t been a very typical winter. Frigid, freezing temperatures bluster through the area one week, while …

Business

Business owners still have mixed feelings on smoking ban after five years

Business owners still have mixed feelings on smoking ban after five years

MECOSTA COUNTY — Nearly five years after Michigan’s ban on smoking in bars and restaurants took effect, area business owners still have …

Carmike Cinema holds off on downtown theater project

Carmike Cinema holds off on downtown theater project

BIG RAPIDS — Cinema lovers who were looking forward to watching the newest film in an expanded Big Rapids downtown movie theater are …

Reed City business offers solution to electronic woes

Reed City business offers solution to electronic woes

REED CITY — Sometimes technology that is supposed to make lives easier only causes headaches when things go wrong. Ian Lacovara, owner of …

Family

GVSU announces winter graduates

ALLENDALE — Grand Valley State University recently announced the more than 1,500 names of students who participated in commencement …

GVSU announces fall dean’s list

ALLENDALE — Grand Valley State University recently announced the names of students who were placed on the dean’s list for the fall 2018 …

Local group donates 20 Thanksgiving dinners

Local group donates 20 Thanksgiving dinners

Members of the Barryton chapter of the local group, Sawtooth Wolves, separate various items into bags, which were then given to 20 Barryton …

State News

Michigan is back in Sweet 16

Michigan is back in Sweet 16

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Michigan’s biggest concern against Florida was facing the Gators’ lockdown defense. The solution? Beat …

Purdue upsets Michigan State

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — First, Purdue took a page from Michigan State’s playbook. Then Nojel Eastern rewrote the script. Ryan Cline …

Upcoming Grand Rapids Public Museum exhibits to feature dinosaurs, toys

Submitted by the West Michigan Tourist Association GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) recently announced it will open …