Tag Archives: Alma college

Upcoming Summer Olympic Games prompt concern from Alma College political science professor

Olympic Games logo

Olympic Games logo

The Summer Olympic Games will take place in Brazil next month – one local political science expert says his concerns for athlete’s safety are high.

Derick Hulme is a political science professor at Alma College.

He said with threats of terrorism and political revolutions throughout the country, Brazil is not stable enough to host the games. Continue reading

Issues concerning Pine River will be discussed in Gratiot County Wednesday night


Community members in Gratiot County will be discussing issues concerning the Pine River on Wednesday night.

The Pine River, which flows through Gratiot County, has contamination issues dating back decades. Continue reading

Alma Public Library celebrates Great Michigan Read


The Alma Public Library is getting into the spirit of reading this season. It’s hosting its inaugural event for the Great Michigan Read Wednesday, December 9th.

The Great Michigan Read is a state-wide book club. This year’s book is Station Eleven by Emily St. John- Mendel. It’s set in a post-apocalyptic northern Michigan. Continue reading

Alma College hosting webinar on global and rural-Michigan sustainability


On November 12, Alma College is hosting a webinar on global and rural sustainability.

The webinar will include a panel and interactive discussion about worldwide and rural-Michigan sustainability. Continue reading

E.coli levels very high in Mid-Michigan’s Pine River

Residents of the Gratiot county area are being warned this week the Pine River is unsafe for any type of contact.

The river tested positive for E.coli levels ten times higher than the EPA’s safety standard.

The Mid-Michigan Health Department says the water is unsafe for fishing, swimming and any body contact. Continue reading