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City Commissioners approved City Manager Nancy Ridley's contract on Monday night.

(Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

Mount Pleasant officials release city manager contract details

  Nancy Ridley was voted in as Mount Pleasant’s newest city manager on June 25, yet was officially handed the mantle on Monday after the City Commission approved the specifics of her contract. Ridley will earn a yearly salary of […]
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 […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant / Politics
City Manager Ridley talks financial challenges, good times in Mount Pleasant

City Manager Ridley talks financial challenges, good times in Mount Pleasant

After a six-month search, a lengthy interview process and minor hiccups in the negotiation phase, Mount Pleasant has officially given Nancy Ridley the title of City Manager. Ridley was voted in on June 25 but was still in negotiations with […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant / Politics
City Commissioners approved City Manager Nancy Ridley's contract on Monday night.

(Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

City manager contract approved despite one objection

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 10:50 a.m. on Wednesday, July 30. An employment agreement with City Manager Nancy Ridley was passed by a 5-1 vote, with commissioner Kathleen Ling being the sole vote against. Vice Mayor Jim Holton […]
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 […]
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 […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant
A sign denouncing reopened disenrollment cases against members of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe sits in the rear window of a protestor's vehicle.

(Ben Solis | Editor-in-chief)

Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe members protest pending disenrollment cases

Lisa Kennedy has an identity crisis and not one of her own making. Soon, the 43-year-old Mount Pleasant woman who proudly calls herself Saginaw Chippewa Indian could have her heritage and sense of culture taken away from her by her […]
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 […]
Isabella County / Metro / Mount Pleasant / Police/Courts
A composite sketch created by the Isabella County Sheriff's Department of a male assault case suspect wanted by Mount Pleasant police.

(Courtesy Photo | Isabella County Sheriff's Department)

Mount Pleasant police searching for unknown male suspect in assault case

Mount Pleasant police are hoping community members can help them identify the male suspect of a physical assault case that occurred on Wednesday afternoon. The suspect is believed to be a white male between 25-to-30 years old with dark hair and blue eyes, […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant

Harley Day to offer motorcycle rides for people with disabilities

Despite 12 years of organizing motorcycle rides for people with disabilities, Edi Bowerman easily identified her favorite Harley Day moment. “In the first year, one of our consumers had been in a wheelchair his entire life,” Bowerman said. “At the […]


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