Articles written by: Katherine Ranzenberger

Katherine Ranzenberger is the News Editor for Central Michigan Life, absorbing both Metro Desk and University Desk coverage. She is a former a senior reporter for both desks she now edits.

Business/Nonprofits / Featured / Metro
Sydney Daly, Grand Blanc senior and intern at Creative Interiors, left, stands with Creative Interiors designer Carol Sobieski-Gall, center, and The Dreamers Coffee Shop owner Ike Han, right. The three discussed renovations of the building on Franklin Street, which they hope to open sometime in August. 
(Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

Student-owned Dreamer Coffee Shop hopes to open in August

  International graduate student and business major Ike Han is a dreamer. His ultimate aspiration is to open a coffee house, and the soon-to-be-opened Dreamer Coffee Shop is the incarnation of that dream. If all goes according to plan, Han hopes […]
Mount Pleasant

Gas leak at Broadway and Henry stopped, residents can return home

A gas leak at the corner of Broadway and Henry streets has been stopped. DTE crews are working on repairing the broken main. “The area is now safe and residents who evacuated the area can return to their homes,” said […]
Mount Pleasant / Police/Courts

Gas leak at Henry and Broadway causes residential evacuation

A gas leak caused by road construction caused the evacuation of six houses near the corner of Broadway and Henry streets around 9 a.m. More residents could be evacuated if the gas leak continues. Mount Pleasant City police and firefighters are urging […]
College of Medicine

Gas leaks causes CMED Saginaw evacuation, reentry time still undetermined

  A gas leak at the corner of North Harrison Street and Houghton Avenue in Saginaw caused the Saginaw Fire Department to evacuate two Covenant Health Care buildings. One of the buildings houses multiple Central Michigan University College of Medicine […]
Business/Nonprofits / Isabella County / Mount Pleasant

Native Farmers’ Market to get pavilion on corner of Leaton and Broadway

A new pavilion is slated to be built on the corner of Broadway and Leaton roads after the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe received a rural development grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The $200,000 rural business enterprise grant was […]
Administration / University

CMU officials, Faculty Association ratify five-year contract

Editors note: This story was updated at 11:50 a.m. on July 29 to describe the insurance the Faculty Association uses. After countless hours spent in bargaining sessions, Central Michigan University officials and the Faculty Association have ratified a five-year collective […]
Mount Pleasant / Police/Courts

Physical assault suspect identified, released after police interview

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 4:25 p.m. on July 28 With assistance from the community, police officers identified the man who reportedly assaulted a woman on July 23 near Mill and Walnut streets. A detective interviewed the suspect […]
Tribal members dance at the same time and showcase many different types of regalia during the 30th Annual Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribal Powwow. The event was held on Saturday, July 26, 2014.

(Meagan Dullack | Photo Editor)

30th Annual Saginaw Chippewa Powwow teaches virtues of Native culture

Louanna Bruner was not raised on the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Reservation. In fact, she only moved to Mount Pleasant in 1995. However, one of her fondest memories growing up was attending the traditional Powwows put on by the Tribe. Despite not […]
Business/Nonprofits / Mount Pleasant

Second annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ donation drive to assist local school teachers

Community members are coming together to “Stuff the Bus,” which will help local elementary teachers get supplies for their classrooms. The United Way of Isabella County is hosting the second annual school supply drive starting July 28. The non-profit organization […]
Mount Pleasant / On Campus

Student-backed marijuana decriminalization proposal could be on November ballot

Mount Pleasant voters could see a student-backed proposition calling for the citywide decriminalization of marijuana on the November ballot. Student Advocates for Medical/Recreational Cannabis have procured enough petition signatures to get the initiative on the ballot. The registered student organization […]
Academics / University

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigating CMU for discrimination claim

Journalism Department faculty members will have to go through sensitivity training in the fall after a faculty member filed a discrimination complaint against three other faculty members. Sara Kubik, an assistant professor in the journalism department, filed the complaint with the Michigan Department […]
Politics / University

State GOP staffers take secret video of CMU prof’s campaign

Susan Grettenberger isn’t surprised Michigan Republicans showed up at the press conference announcing her candidacy. But she was surprised when footage they took showed up Tuesday on YouTube. The Detroit News reported Michigan GOP staffers used a hidden camera to record several Democratic […]

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