Articles written by: Adam Niemi

Adam is a former assistant photo editor at Central Michigan Life.

Mount Pleasant

Saginaw Chippewa community honors, thanks tribal military veterans at feast

One of the most-used words in the Saginaw Chippewa’s Ojibwe language is “meegwetch,” meaning thank you. During a feast Friday evening with military veteran tribal members, “meegwetch” was used to thank veterans; both those who prepared the meal and those […]
Mount Pleasant

Historian lectures to Ziibiwing Center audience about River Raisin battle

Ralph Naveaux would rather do research on his area of expertise than lecture about it. Naveaux, a scholar and historian, has spent much of retirement researching his personally-driven interest in the War of 1812. On Saturday, Naveaux described the River […]
Metro / News
Flint freshman Jalen Toins (left) and Macomb freshman Richard Wolf (right) sit in their Woldt dorm room playing Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Tuesday afternoon. The highly anticipated  game was released Sunday at Midnight and Wolf along with other students waited in line in the cold for the release of the game. (Chuck Miller/Staff Photographer)

Students wait in snow to buy, stay up late to play Call of Duty: Black Ops II

There was silence in Richard Wolf’s room, aside from the sounds of his humming Xbox and the clicking of his controller. And explosions. His 2 p.m. Tuesday class was cancelled, which left Wolf, a Macomb freshman, with time to play […]
Mount Pleasant

History scholar will sign his books, deliver seminar at Ziibiwing Center

Ralph Naveaux, a history scholar and author, has devoted much of his life to researching and sharing the history of the War of 1812. At the Ziibiwing Center, 6650 E. Broadway St., on Saturday, Naveaux will share his knowledge about the […]
Metro / Politics
Rep. Kevin Cotter, R-Mount Pleasant, laughs during a speech he delivered at the Midland County GOP Victory Party at the H Hotel, 111 W. Main St. in Midland

Through the eyes of a candidate, on election day

When state Rep. Kevin Cotter, R-Mount Pleasant, woke up Tuesday on the day of his re-election, he wasn’t nervous.He was hungry, not only for breakfast, but for a second term in office. He met at Stan’s Restaurant, 220 E. Broadway […]
Metro / Politics
Rep. Kevin Cotter, R-Mount Pleasant, right, stands in line waiting to vote Tuesday in the election at Union Township Hall. Cotter waited in line for 12 minutes to vote. (Adam Niemi/Staff Photographer)

Kevin Cotter claims victory over Adam Lawrence, winning second Michigan House term

Incumbent Rep. Kevin Cotter, R-Mount Pleasant, was likely to have been re-elected to the Michigan House of Representatives for his second term in the 99th District. Cotter was projected to defeat his Democratic opponent Adam Lawrence, leading Lawrence 12,239 votes […]
Metro / Police/Courts / Top Stories

John Douglas White charged with open murder, first degree pre-meditated murder in death of Rebekah Jane Gay

John Douglas White, 55, was arraigned in Isabella County District Court Thursday afternoon and charged with open murder and first degree pre-meditated murder in the death of Rebekah Jane Gay, 24. The alleged murder occurred in Gay’s mobile home, 3303 […]
Isabella County / Police/Courts / Top Stories
Rebekah Gay

Update: Man, 55, charged with murder of missing Mount Pleasant woman

John Douglas White, 55, 3303 S. Coldwater Road, was arraigned in Isabella County District Court Thursday afternoon and charged with open murder and first degree pre-meditated murder of Rebekah Jane Gay. The murder occurred in Gay’s mobile home in Broomfield […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant

Cotter, Lawrence signal stances on campaign issues ahead of election

The two candidates for the 99th District of the Michigan House of Representatives have different ideas on how to improve the Mount Pleasant area. Incumbent Rep. Kevin Cotter, R-Mount Pleasant, and Democratic opponent Adam Lawrence discussed education, health care, taxes […]

Detroit guest speakers inform students of Detroit’s ‘rebound’

Residents and professionals of Detroit sparked the college audience’s interest about the rebound of the city. About 80 students and young professionals attended “LiveWorkDetroit!” in the Powers Hall ballroom Tuesday. The event featured two guest speakers who spoke about the […]
Metro / News

Isabella County seventh most employed in the state; drop reported in national youth unemployment

More people in Isabella County are now employed following the beginning of the school year. Unemployment in the county, as well as mid-Michigan, followed the statewide trend of declining by about 1 percent. The September unemployment rate now sits at […]
Mount Pleasant
Port Huron Senior Chris Birtch as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, left, stands arm and arm with Riverview Junior Chris Krause, right, during the CMU drama department's performance of Rocky Horror Picture Show on Friday night at the Broadway Theater. (Paul Paonessa/Staff Photographer)

Rocky Horror Picture Show at Broadway sells out through weekend

Yelling quotes and lines during a movie in a theater is usually a just cause for being kicked out. But it’s encouraged at the Rocky Horror Picture Show, held every October at Broadway Theater, 216 E. Broadway St. The show was […]

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