Articles written by: Catey Traylor

Catey is a senior reporter and former editor-in-chief and university news editor at Central Michigan Life.

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Taylor Martin, left, and Tracy Thomson, right, stand at Versailles in Paris, France moments before Martin proposed to Thomson in the fall of 2013. (Photo Courtesy | Tracy Thomson)

‘Be who you are and be proud’: CMU alumnus plans same-sex wedding in 2015

When Tracy Thomson and Taylor Martin came out to their families, they were met with apprehension. Not because they were gay, but because society can be a cruel place for members of the LGBTQ community. Both of the couple’s loved ones […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro
Community Compassion Network benefit dinner raises $4,250

Community Compassion Network benefit dinner raises $4,250

The Community Compassion Network’s annual benefit dinner raised $4,250 through donations and a silent auction – enough to fund the operation of the food pantry for an entire week. According to Interim Director of CCN Faye Schaeffer, it costs $3,000 […]
Isabella County / Metro / Top Stories
Firefighters fight a house fire at 2185 Carter St. Saturday morning. (Photo by Catey Traylor)

Family of seven loses home in Saturday morning fire

A family of seven lost their home in a house fire at 2185 Carter St. on Saturday morning. No one was injured in the fire, which started in a closet on the lower level of the home, said Sgt. Richard […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro
The football team assists Little Caesars Love Kitchen to hand out pizzas to the community March 27, 2014 at the Community Compassion Network at 2420 E Broomfield Rd. (Taylor Ballek/Staff Photographer)

Tackling hunger with pizza: Football players donates time to Little Caesars mobile kitchen

Derek Edwards took his determination from the football field this spring and served pizza to families in need. The Novi freshman and offensive lineman for Central Michigan University’s football team was eager to volunteer at Little Caesars mobile Love Kitchen, […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant
ICTC free shuttle service encourages downtown travel

ICTC free shuttle service encourages downtown travel

Downtown Mount Pleasant provides a world of opportunity, often ignored by Central Michigan University students. For students looking to explore what the city has to offer off-campus, the Isabella County Transportation Commission has a solution. The ICTC’s I-Ride service operates […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro
Community Compassion Network to host benefit dinner

Community Compassion Network to host benefit dinner

More than 500 local families receive donated food from the Community Compassion Network. CCN is hoping to raise $72,000 at its upcoming fundraising banquet on April 12, to continue to serve those in need. The Community Compassion Benefit Dinner will […]
Top Stories / University
CMU students share stories about their memories of St Johns Senior, Jonathon R. Wadsworth in front of the U.C. Thursday night.
(Arin Bisaro | Staff Photographer)

Students use campus vigil to remember deceased CMU student

To Ryan Lewis, Jon Wadsworth was more than a roommate. He was a best friend, a confidant, somebody with a similar sense of humor, and somebody who made everybody’s lives better. “We used to joke and talk in puns. For […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro / Mount Pleasant
Mt Pleasant resident  Joe Hafer, right, talks to two customers while working the bar Thursday afternoon at Mountain Town Station.
(Arin Bisaro | Staff Photographer)

Graduation guide for local restaurant reservations

With commencement less than two months away, many Chippewas are looking to enjoy a night on the town with family and friends once the ceremony is over. An expected busy night in Mount Pleasant, making a reservation to ensure your spot […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro
CCN, Salvation Army partnership at risk of ending due to declining finances

CCN, Salvation Army partnership at risk of ending due to declining finances

The Community Food Pantry organized by The Salvation Army and Community Compassion Network began four years ago and has helped thousands of Mount Pleasant families. Due to financial reasons, that partnership might be in jeopardy. Salvation Army Corps Officer Major […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro
Breakfast outside the bun: Taco Bell to feature breakfast menu next week

Breakfast outside the bun: Taco Bell to feature breakfast menu next week

Watch out, Egg McMuffin. There’s going to be a new breakfast sandwich in town, and its creators are thinking outside the bun. Taco Bell, a popular Mexican-inspired fast food restaurant, announced last week that a breakfast menu will be available […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro
Pisanello's Pizza, located in downtown Mount Pleasant plans to expand their current location.

Downtown staple Pisanello’s Pizza undergoes more than $100K expansion

After 44 years in downtown Mount Pleasant, Pisanello’s Pizza owner Jim Jacobs decided it was time for the business to get a facelift. Pisanello’s, located at 110 N. Main St., has undergone a more than $100,000 renovation and merged with […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant

Adult softball, sand volleyball, kickball rec league registration open

Whether you’re looking to relive your high school glory days or just stay active this summer, Mount Pleasant’s Parks and Recreation division has an adult sports team calling your name. Sign-ups are open for the spring 2014 season for adult […]


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