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 […]
Mayor Sharon Tilmann spoke in favor of Mount Pleasant and Central Michigan University's parking enforcement agreement.

(Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

City Commission Notebook: Parking enforcement agreement with CMU approved

The Mount Pleasant City Commission passed several motions Monday as consent agenda items, including approval of a parking enforcement agreement with Central Michigan University. In a January session, commissioners endorsed a proposal to expand parking enforcement on a trial basis with CMU […]
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 […]
Life on Campus / On Campus / Police/Courts / Student Government
Parking Appeals Officer Mike Anderson prints out a parking ticket in his van for a car in Lot 27 next to the Music Building.

(Charlotte Bodak | File Photo)

Parking Services to implement new email notification system at suggestion of SGA

  The complaint most often heard by Central Michigan University Student Government Association President Chuck Mahone usually has something to do with on-campus parking. When Mahone was voted in as president last spring, he decided to take action regarding his […]
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 […]
Tribal members dance at the same time and showcase many different types of regalia during the 30th Annual Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribal Powwow. The event was held on Saturday, July 26, 2014.

(Meagan Dullack | Photo Editor)

30th Annual Saginaw Chippewa Powwow teaches virtues of Native culture

Louanna Bruner was not raised on the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Reservation. In fact, she only moved to Mount Pleasant in 1995. However, one of her fondest memories growing up was attending the traditional Powwows put on by the Tribe. Despite not […]
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, […]
Politics / University

State GOP staffers take secret video of CMU prof’s campaign

Susan Grettenberger isn’t surprised Michigan Republicans showed up at the press conference announcing her candidacy. But she was surprised when footage they took showed up Tuesday on YouTube. The Detroit News reported Michigan GOP staffers used a hidden camera to record several Democratic […]

Art Walk Central aims to add growth in third way

For the third year, downtown streets and businesses across Mount Pleasant will feature manifestations of the imagination by local artists through Art Reach of Mid Michigan. Art Reach of Mid Michigan, which was founded in 1981, helps to facilitate and enrich […]

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