Articles written by: Shelby Miller

Mount Pleasant / VIBE

Wine consumption, price increased in Midwest, provides some health benefits in moderation

Wine consumption is on the rise in the Midwest. But at about 130 calories per five-ounce glass, according to, these seemingly empty calories might have some health benefits. Central Michigan Health Park physician Alex Corcoran said wine, specifically red […]
Business/Nonprofits / Mount Pleasant
Yoga instructor and owner of Kula Yoga Kristin Batzner demonstrates a pose during a yoga session Monday evening at the White Pine Montessori, 701 East Maple Street. (Charlotte Bodak/Staff Photographer)

Kula Yoga brings yoga without judgments, cost

Kristen Batzner’s passion for yoga is just one of the many things that inspired her to open Kula Yoga. Batzner calls Kula Yoga an inclusive and supportive environment that focuses on giving people the opportunity to take yoga classes without […]
Student Life

Long-term smokers can expect to lose a decade of life

Long-time smokers who quit before age 44 might stave off some adverse effects. According to a recent study in the Journal of New Medicine, a long-time smoker who quits between the ages of 35 to 44 will gain back about […]
Mount Pleasant / Police/Courts / Politics

Michigan legislation would loosen gun control, might lead to conflicts for law enforcement

Michigan might loosen gun control regulations as President Barack Obama and U.S. lawmakers work to bring about new gun control measures on a federal level. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on three bills last week, all of which passed and […]
Police/Courts / Politics

Supreme Court debate blood alcohol test ruling; local police say ruling not vital

Nearly 30 people die every day in the United States in vehicle crashes involving an alcohol-impaired driver. In 2010, 10,228 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for more than 30 percent of all traffic-related deaths, according to the […]

Police offer $250 reward for wallet theft information

Central Michigan University police are offering a $250 reward for information leading to the apprehension of two males who stole a wallet from a student Jan. 13. Shortly after 2 a.m., a male student was approached on the 200 block […]
Metro / Police/Courts

Sunday morning car crash leaves one dead

The Isabella County Sheriff’s Department responded to a fatal car crash at 3 a.m. Sunday on N. Isabella Road. Jeremy Allan Caldwell, 35, was traveling north on Isabella Road, just south of Vernon Road, when his 1994 Saturn crossed the […]
Isabella County
Fowlerville freshmen Megan Baldus poses for a photo with Carlos the cat as Livonia freshmen Libby Siecinski takes the shot Monday afternoon at the Mount Pleasant Animal Shelter, 1105 S Isabella Road. The pair volunteer at the shelter once every week. (Trisha Umpfenbach/ Staff Photographer)

Love and care: Volunteers help animals with training, socialization

Volunteers play a major role in comforting and socializing animals at the Isabella County Humane Animal Treatment Society. At 1105 S. Isabella Road, HATS houses more than 100 animals, but with less than 15 employees, it’s hard to give each animal […]
Isabella County / Police/Courts / Top Stories

Shepherd boy and girl to receive ‘Lifesaving Awards’ for their help following CMU student abduction

“Lifesaving Awards” will be presented to two Shepherd children for their acts that saved the life of a Central Michigan University student who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted last week. Isabella County Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski said if it wasn’t for […]
Isabella County

Middle Michigan Development Corporation appoints new chairman, reappoints officers

Middle Michigan Development Corporation appointed a new chairman at its Jan. 15 meeting of the board. Mark Perry, Firstbank senior vice president, is replacing longtime chairman Rick Barz, CEO of Isabella Bank, who will remain an officer as Past President. […]
Metro / Police/Courts / Top Stories

Suspect in Deerfield stabbing sentenced to three to 10 years in prison for September stabbings at Deerfield Village

Todd William Gerheiser, 22, has been sentenced to three to 10 years in prison for the Sept. 16 stabbings of two people at Deerfield Village, 3516 E. Deerfield Rd. The Greenville native had been charged with two felonious counts of […]
Isabella County / Mount Pleasant / Police/Courts / Top Stories

Woman charged with embezzling more than $25,000 as accountant for meat processor

A Mount Pleasant woman is being charged with three felony counts following the embezzlement of more than $25,000 from a local business. From 2010 to 2012, Stephanie Lynn Lyon, 34, allegedly embezzled $25,835 from Smith and Son’s Meat Processing, 5080 […]

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