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Roadside animal removal could be made easier by Booher’s Bill

Roadside animal removal could be made easier by Booher’s Bill

A new Michigan law could make keeping roadkill easier for drivers. Booher’s Bill passed in the state’s Senate unanimously on March 26, and is awaiting approval from the House of Representatives and Gov. Rick Snyder. The bill will allow drivers who collide with animals […]
Business/Nonprofits / Isabella County / Metro / Mount Pleasant
(Courtesy Photo | Megan Pacer)

United Way volunteers honored at campaign celebration

United Way of Isabella County honored hard-working members of the community while celebrating the end of this year’s community-wide fundraising campaign. Among those honored was CMU Student Campaign chairman Andrew Brown. Brown originally got involved in United Way through a […]
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 […]
Isabella County / Metro / Politics / U.S./World
Same-sex marriages in Michigan will not be recognized during stay, students voice frustrations

Same-sex marriages in Michigan will not be recognized during stay, students voice frustrations

No same-sex couples were married in Isabella County on Saturday, while more than 300 were wedded statewide during a brief period in which it was legal. A voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage was overturned March 21in U.S. district court, in […]
Isabella County / Metro / Mount Pleasant
Traffic stop leads to arrest for possession of marijuana

Traffic stop leads to arrest for possession of marijuana

A 21-year-old Mount Pleasant man was arrested for possessing Marijuana with intent to deliver and open intoxicants Sunday afternoon. According to a Michigan State Police Department press release, the driver was stopped on Pickard Road at around 1:30 p.m. in […]
Isabella County / Metro / Mount Pleasant / Police/Courts / University
Journalism professor Sean Baker

Professor ‘regretful’ for intoxication on campus, takes leave of absence

Students in professor Sean Baker’s journalism classes were notified by email Monday that he would not be teaching for the next two weeks. Baker told Central Michigan Life that he was taking a “personal leave of absence due to ongoing […]
Isabella County / Metro
United Way 2014 Community Investment Fund close to allocation

United Way 2014 Community Investment Fund close to allocation

The Isabella United Way is accepting applications for its 2014 Community Investment Fund. The due date for applications is April 4 and allocations will be shortly after. Executive Director Tom Oliver said this year’s funds will be focused toward education, […]
Isabella County / Metro / Politics
A car drives over potholes on E. Campus Drive on Sunday. A state plan for $100 million in extra road repair funding is in the House. (Adam Niemi | Assistant Photo Editor)

Michigan Senate OKs additional $100 million in road maintenance, bill awaits House approval

Approval of a Feb. 20 bill by the Michigan Senate will shift $100 million statewide to road agencies to help clear roads and fill potholes following a brutal winter. The supplemental appropriations bill passed 32-6 by the GOP-led Senate, with each […]
Isabella County / Metro / Union Township
Harsh winter weather puts strain on Isabella County Road Commission budget, employees

Harsh winter weather puts strain on Isabella County Road Commission budget, employees

Keeping the roads safe for drivers hasn’t come cheap for the Isabella County Road Commission. Last January, the road commission more than doubled its funding for maintenance and fuel from January 2013. Jalene Sandel, ICRC finance director, said the road commission spent $566,808 […]
Isabella County / Metro / Police/Courts
Shepard Tri-Twp. firefighters and Michigan State Police respond to a tanker crash on U.S. 127 north of Shepherd in Isabella County Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. (Courtesy | Tim Goessman/Mlive.com)

Several crashes cause US-127 shutdown

Dangerous driving conditions resulted in a 36-car crash Friday that sent five people to the hospital. From 11 a.m. to about 5:30 p.m. US-127 was shut down from M-46 to the Mount Pleasant exits so police could neutralize the incidents. […]
Isabella County / Metro

US-127 closed due to slippery roads, almost 30 crashes

Highway US-127 was closed Friday afternoon, due to several car crashes resulting from slippery roads. Motorists were asked to stay off both the northbound and southbound roads, said Isabella County Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski. “We’ve had somewhere around 30 (car crashes) […]
Business/Nonprofits / Isabella County / Metro
An elderly women accepts her lunch Tuesday evening from Meals on Wheels volunteer and prior CMU History Proffessor David Macleod, 70. (Daytona Niles | Staff Photographer)

Meals on Wheels using former CMU professors, students as volunteers to deliver food to senior citizens

David Macleod drives across some of the most rural areas in the south and western areas of Isabella County to deliver food to senior citizens. Those citizens are the clients of the Meals on Wheels program, which the Isabella County […]


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