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Eight-year-old Gage Sehl, left, shows his strength by lifting up his sister Destiny, right, while playing outside of their home in Maple View Estates  East mobile home park off Pickard street in Mt.Pleasant, Mich. (Photo by Sara Winkler/Staff Photographer)

Young family of six burdened but not broken by economic difficulties

Living without a vehicle is just one of the difficulties the couple, who have been married for two years, dealt with recently. They moved from Alma to Maple View Estates mobile home park, 11025 E. Pickard St., about a year […]

Retail stores will crop up at Mission, Preston corner; tenants still sought for planned spring opening

The intersection of Preston Mission streets will look different in the near future. The vacant space, and former Pizza King building location, 714 E. Preston St., will be redeveloped into a single story retail building by the end of spring. […]

Student lawsuit helps increase scope of digital rights, donates compensation to literacy charity

By the time Macomb freshman Justin Gawronski turned 18, he had won a lawsuit, donated $150,000 to charity and changed an international foundation. Gawronski filed a lawsuit against in July 2009 for digital rights to a copy of “1984” […]

Layaway program returns as useful shopping alternative as holiday approaches

Wyatt Card is going to get a new hand-held Nintendo from his grandmother this Christmas. “I thought he was young, but Grandma knows best,” said the Mount Pleasant 6-year-old’s mom, Elizabeth Card. Card put accessories for her son’s Nintendo and […]
Isabella County

Some county streets will not be plowed weekends to help Road Commission balance budget

Isabella County residents will notice changes in the operation of snow removal throughout the area this winter. A millage for the county, which would have provided funding for some of its services, was not adopted by voters in August’s primary […]

Locals wake early for holiday sales

This was Taylor Owens first Black Friday shopping experience. The Clare High School senior and his mom, Karen, were at the front of the line at Kmart, 2125 S. Mission St. “I would never allow my kids to do this […]
Business/Nonprofits / Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant Planning Commission to evaluate new businesses plans, bar/night club, Mountain Town expansion Thursday

Several new business ventures, including a new restaurant and bar/nightclub, could make their way into Mount Pleasant. On Thursday, a Planning Commission public hearing will help determine the future of five proposals. Three of the proposals involve new dining establishments […]

Stores expect typical business decline during break; establishments with community focus do not expect drop

Though holiday breaks are great for students, they are not usually great for local businesses in a college town. Hungry Howie’s Pizza, 111 S. Mission St., experienced major setbacks in the past because the lack of students in town during […]

Second Detroit­-Windsor bridge at top of list in Lansing; Pure Michigan funding, capital outlay among other priorities

Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s No. 1 priority for the lame duck congressional session is approval to construct a second bridge between Detroit and Windsor. With three meetings of the state House and Senate scheduled, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week, […]
Isabella County / Mount Pleasant / Union Township

Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe lawsuit settled; all parties agree to expanded boundaries, shared duties

The lawsuit between the Saginaw Indian Chippewa Tribe, the state of Michigan, U.S. Federal Government, Isabella County, and the City of Mount Pleasant was approved Tuesday in Bay City. The settlement overruled concerns by Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox that […]

BREAKING: Man arrested on charges of breaking and entering Saturday

Police arrested a 23-year-old Harbor Beach man after he broke into Wells-Car-Go, 6793 E. Pickard Road, early Saturday morning. The suspect allegedly broke a window at the car repair shop around 5 a.m., broke into the cash register and stole […]
A towing service employee sweeps up the glass at the scene of a fatal car crash on the intersection of E.Blue Grass and Encore Boulevard Tuesday night. Two cars were involved in the crash, resulting in the death of a woman in what was described as "a head-on left turn crash," according to State Trooper Don Dutcher. (Joe Tobianski/Staff Photographer)

UPDATED: Mount Pleasant woman dies in head-on crash Tuesday night

Shannon Marie Kelly has been identified as the victim of Tuesday night's fatal car crash. Kelly, 26, died after the Ford Taurus she was riding in was struck by a pickup truck at the intersection of E. Blue Grass Road […]

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