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Isabella County / Metro / Mount Pleasant / Police/Courts
David Prawdzik, a 55 year-old man from Clare, was charged with three felonies after videotaping his employees in the employees' only restroom. He was a manager at the Chemical Bank on Pickard. (Courtesy)

Clare man charged with three felonies from peeping incident

David Prawdzik, a 55-year-old man from Clare, was charged with three felonies stemming from an Aug. 14 incident of videotaping his employees in the employees’ only restroom. The Isabella County Prosecutor’s Office charged Prawdzik with Capturing or Distributing an Image […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant / Politics

August Primary: Proposal 1 explained

The Aug. 5 primary is just less than a week away and Michigan voters will have to navigate some confusing language in the Proposal 1 tax initiative. Proposal 1 would repeal Michigan’s Personal Property Tax, a tax on small businesses and […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant
After two foot surgeries, Joyner looked to the Wellness Program to get back on her feet. 'It's been a really bad year, but this is getting me back on track,' Joyner said. 
(Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

CMU officials show off Virgin Pulse program at Employee Wellness seminar

  Editor’s note: Photo and words by Taryn Wattles, staff photographer. As a way to boost participation in Central Michigan University’s Employees Wellness Program, the university has partnered with a program called Virgin Pulse Wellness & Rewards. The program will […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant
This infographic produced by the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe details the high levels of E. coli in the the Chippewa River.

(Courtesy Photo | Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe)

E. coli levels in Chippewa River dangerously high

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 11:55 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 1. The article misstated that the E. coli sampled at the School Road bridge crossing was at an unsafe level. The water is not contaminated west of Meridian […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant
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 […]


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