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Festival of Banners to decorate Mount Pleasant in May

Festival of Banners to decorate Mount Pleasant in May

The talent and artwork of Mount Pleasant residents will soon be displayed with this year’s Art Reach Festival of Banners. Each year, the Art Reach Center of Mid-Michigan puts on the festival, allowing children, adults and business owners to paint […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro / Mount Pleasant
Director of Client Services and Peer Counselor Rosie Ridgway thumbs through informational materials for young parents in the Central Michigan Pregnancy Services offices on Preston St. on Thursday.(Katy Kildee/Staff Photographer)

Voice of the voiceless: Students find local abortion services lacking

Students at Central Michigan University and residents of Mount Pleasant have many options to address sexual health, but abortion and pro-choice counseling is rarely included. The environment of purely pro-life facilities worries Rachel McDaniel, president of Voices for Planned Parenthood, […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro / Mount Pleasant
Local dog park nears construction, expects to bring people to Mount Pleasant

Local dog park nears construction, expects to bring people to Mount Pleasant

With more than 90 percent of their goal reached this spring, Friends of the Dog Park could see a completed park by the fall. There are only four fundraisers left to reach the goal of $39,188 set for the nonprofit […]
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 […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant mayor dubs April Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April will be considered Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Mount Pleasant Mayor Sharon Tilmann made the announcement Monday in conjunction with the federal government and the state of Michigan. The proclamation at Monday’s city commission meeting was made to Toni Davis, […]
Mount Pleasant
Notorious CMU college lawyer Todd Levitt filming pitch for reality show

Notorious CMU college lawyer Todd Levitt filming pitch for reality show

Todd Levitt, Mount Pleasant litigator and Central Michigan University instructor, was driving around Thursday night in a rented white van, picking up college students around campus and dropping them off at local destinations. Levitt was joined by a small film […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro / Mount Pleasant
Mount Pleasant resident Ken Hofmeister talks with his wife Andi Hofmeister at Pixie, 302 N Mission St. on Wednesday. The Friends of the Dog Park had a fundraiser there where 20 percent of the cost their meal went to the organization.
(Samantha Madar | Photo Editor)

CMU students supporting dog park efforts through class project

Central Michigan University students are using their skills in public relations to make the dreams of a local organization come true. Since the start of the spring semester, students in four classes taught by Tracy Burton, a CMU journalism professor, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant
Arin Bisaro | Staff Photographer

The Mount Pleasant Planning Commission approved construction at the Chippewa River Bridge on Pickard Street, at Monday's joint meeting with the City Commission.

City commission approves three road projects, Pickard bridge overhaul

A major overhaul of the Chippewa River Bridge on Pickard Road is planned for 2017. Three Michigan Department of Transportation resolutions were approved at the Mount Pleasant City Commission meeting Monday, including one that would bring an estimated $712,000 in […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant
Commissioners discuss potential housing additions north of campus

Commissioners discuss potential housing additions north of campus

Student housing north of campus could soon see a facelift, thanks to efforts from the city and planning commissions. Both Mount Pleasant groups looked at a student housing area north of Central Michigan University between Bellows and High streets, at […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant
Local AT&T service to improve, city to receive 26K annually after agreement with phone company

Local AT&T service to improve, city to receive 26K annually after agreement with phone company

Local AT&T cell phone users will be getting a boost in their service. The Mount Pleasant City Commission approved an agreement during Monday’s commission meeting with AT&T to rent space on the Chipp-a-Waters Park telecommunications monopole at a rate of […]


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