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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 […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant

City officials award bids for street maintenance

Mount Pleasant roads battered by the harsh winter are being treated to two maintenance initiatives authorized by the City Commission this summer. At a July 14 session, contracts were awarded to two construction companies to seal cracks and clean streets […]
Metro / News / Student Life / U.S./World
CMU alumnus dies in plane crash in upstate New York

CMU alumnus dies in plane crash in upstate New York

Reed Phillips, a 25-year-old from Midland and a 2012 Central Michigan University graduate, died in a plane crash in North Elba, New York on Saturday morning. The single-engine plane carrying Phillips and two other people stalled and crashed while attempting […]
Mount Pleasant / News

Mount Pleasant hires Communications Director

Editors note: This story was updated at 7:35 p.m. with a quote from Tracy Burton. A Central Michigan University professor of journalism was named the City of Mount Pleasant communications director. Tracy Burton, who has held the position in an […]
Administration / Mount Pleasant
The Student Book Exchange has officially closed. The owners put up "Thank You" signs in the windows.

(Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

CMU officials turn down offer to buy vacant SBX storefront

No one knows what the future holds for the building that now stands mostly empty on the corner of University and Bellows streets. Since the Student Book Exchange closed its doors for the final time last week, signs have been […]
Mount Pleasant / Police/Courts

Dumpster fires still a problem in Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant police reported another dumpster fire around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning. The dumpster was discovered by an officer on a regular patrol. Officer Jeff Browne, MPPD’s public information officer, said the officer smelled something as they passed by and found […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant / Politics
Mount Pleasant's City Commission approved a draft contract for the creation of an Okaya, Japan sister city sculpture. City commissioners plan on gifting the sculpture to the city when it visits Okaya early next year.

(Gokul Kumar | File Photo)

City approves draft contract for Okaya, Japan sister city sculpture

Mount Pleasant’s City Commission approved a draft contract Monday night allowing the city to create a sculpture in honor of its sister city relationship with Okaya, Japan. The contract, totaling in more than $12,000, will cover the cost of materials […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant / Politics
Mount Pleasant's City Commission approved a draft contract for the creation of an Okaya, Japan sister city sculpture. City commissioners plan on gifting the sculpture to the city when it visits Okaya early next year.

(Gokul Kumar | File Photo)

City commissioners suggest internal review of processes and procedures

Two Mount Pleasant city commissioners suggested the governing body look into its processes and procedures at the group’s regular meeting on Monday. Commissioner Matthew Sous said he was moved to do so after examining the group throughout its city manager […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant

United Apartments offers reward for information on arsons

United Apartments is offering a $1,000 reward for information that would lead to an arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for the dumpster fires at Yorkshire Commons, Tallgrass Apartments, and The Forum Apartments. According to files obtained by Central […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant makes offer to communications director candidate

The City of Mount Pleasant has yet to officially hire a communications director, though the city has taken a step toward filling the position. The individual, whose hiring is considered a personnel matter and cannot be named, is currently in […]
Crime Log / Metro

Suspects of assault on Blanchard man due in court July 17

A man and a woman arraigned on a laundry list of charges are being lodged at the Isabella County Sheriff’s Department and are awaiting a preliminary hearing at 8:15 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17. Seth Johnson, 21, of Blanchard and […]
Isabella County / Metro / Police/Courts
A neighbor took this photo of the crash after the driver of the red truck was chased by police over a domestic assault case on Saturday. The neighbor lives a few houses down from the scene of the crash.

(Courtesy Photo)

Alcohol a factor in assault-turned-police chase, charges filed against suspect

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in an assault case that turned into a police chase and crash on Saturday, according to a press release issued by the Mount Pleasant Police Department. The name of the suspect, a 51-year-old […]


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