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Firefighters fight a house fire at 2185 Carter St. Saturday morning. (Photo by Catey Traylor)

Family of seven loses home in Saturday morning fire

A family of seven lost their home in a house fire at 2185 Carter St. on Saturday morning. No one was injured in the fire, which started in a closet on the lower level of the home, said Sgt. Richard […]
Metro / Union Township
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Union Township Trustee talks about meeting pay and a new job position availability in their meeting on Wednesday.

Union Township trustees pass new meeting pay resolution

After weeks of discussion, members of the Union Township Board of Trustees drafted a policy to better regulate which board members are eligible for extra pay. Extra meetings which trustees attend, and are paid for in addition to their salaries, were […]
Metro / Union Township
Andrew Whitaker | Assistant Photo Editor

Community members listen to the Mount Pleasant Union Township Board of Trustees decide whether to add a supervisor of Parks and Recreation on Wednesday. The board ended up voting to add the position.

New position on Union Township Board of Trustees

The Union Township Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to add a supervisor of parks and recreation to the current staff. The position will be on a probationary status until fully approved. Board members were excited to welcome the new position […]
Metro / News / Union Township
Road Commission digs into summer funds

Road Commission digs into summer funds

A record-breaking winter left the Isabella County Road Commission exceeding its budget for road maintenance. At Wednesday’s Union Township Board of Trustees meeting, Supervisor Russ Alwood said the commission spent $550,000 above the budget. Salt used for the slippery roads […]
Metro / Police/Courts
Broadcasting professor charged with trespassing at The Cabin after drinking with students

Broadcasting professor charged with trespassing at The Cabin after drinking with students

  A Central Michigan University professor was arraigned at the Isabella County Trial Courthouse on April 9, after being jailed for trespassing at The Cabin. Curtis Sutterfield initially pleaded guilty Wednesday, but Magistrate Sandra Straus suggested a no-contest plea since Sutterfield […]
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Grand Valley University professor Patricia Clark reads some of her own poetry to students and community members at the Wellspring Literary Series at Art Reach on Monday night.

Rockin’ and reading: Wellspring Literary Series hosts musical guest along with poetry

Hannah Fillmore loves poetry’s ability to inspire. “I think it makes people feel things,” she said. “It’s like music; it touches everyone.” The Hope senior said she went to her first Art Reach Wellspring Literary Series reading during her freshman […]
Crime Log / Metro
Crime log: April 5-7

Crime log: April 5-7

The Mount Pleasant Police Department reported the following incidents between 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, and 11 p.m. on Monday, April 7.  April 5 6:32 p.m. – A 38-year-old Sears man was cited for driving without insurance at 1999 […]
Metro / Multimedia / University / Video

Native American speaker highlights importance of education on U.S. boarding schools

Violet Cross was taken from her family in the early 1920s and was regularly subjected to physical and emotional abuse at the Mount Pleasant Indian Industrial Boarding School. On Tuesday, her daughter, Suzanne Cross, delivered a lecture discussing the historical context […]
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Microsoft discontinuing support for Windows XP operating system

Microsoft dropped support for Windows XP on Tuesday. While users can still run XP, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates, issue fixes to non-security related problems or offer online technical content updates. The Washington-based company says it will provide […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro

Local Runners Performance relocating to improve business

Runners Performance, the local outlet for jogging equipment in Mount Pleasant, is in the process of relocating. Located at 2316 S. Mission St., the shop will move to the 4400 strip mall on Blue Grass Road, next to Aspen Dental […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro / Mount Pleasant
Festival of Banners to decorate Mount Pleasant in May

Festival of Banners to decorate Mount Pleasant in May

The talent and artwork of Mount Pleasant residents will soon be displayed with this year’s Art Reach Festival of Banners. Each year, the Art Reach Center of Mid-Michigan puts on the festival, allowing children, adults and business owners to paint […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro
The football team assists Little Caesars Love Kitchen to hand out pizzas to the community March 27, 2014 at the Community Compassion Network at 2420 E Broomfield Rd. (Taylor Ballek/Staff Photographer)

Tackling hunger with pizza: Football players donates time to Little Caesars mobile kitchen

Derek Edwards took his determination from the football field this spring and served pizza to families in need. The Novi freshman and offensive lineman for Central Michigan University’s football team was eager to volunteer at Little Caesars mobile Love Kitchen, […]


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