Police are looking for the suspects involved in the latest report of pornographic material left on a windshield. The occurrences have taken place in Isabella County, incidents in Manistee and Grandville are also being investigated. Continue reading
All systems are ‘go’ for a new play place in Mt. Pleasant.
The group supporting the project has surpassed their goal of 50-thousand dollars for construction of a new playscape.
The crowdfunding success triggers state matching funds to the tune of 50-thousand.
Molli Ferency is with the city of Mount Pleasant. She said local kids helped design Timber Town 2.0.
“After the 22 years, the naturally aging structural challenges, we need to rebuild the playground, so we have an enhanced design that was created with input for many of the local kids.”
Fernecy said the total cost of the project is close to 400-thousand dollars. The crowdfuding campaign helped raise the last 100-thousand needed.
“In order to create that enhanced design, we needed close to 400-thousand dollars, and the city has contributed close to 243-thousand dollars of that total amount. So come this spring, we will be building that new design based on the kids, based on those ideas they gave us.”
Ferency said construction of the project will begin in May, and should be completed within five days with volunteer help.
An Isabella County river is currently being surveyed to test the effectiveness of a sea lamprey treatment.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service treated the Chippewa River for lampreys in May. Continue reading
For more than a decade, a horse ranch in Isabella County has been offering free therapeutic horse riding for children. They’re now extending that service to veterans. Continue reading
One of Isabella County’s largest employers was bought out by a New York investment company this week.
Morbark has been a family owned company for over 60 years, specializing in farm and forestry equipment. Continue reading
As we head into the holiday season, November is national adoption month. In this time of giving adoption agencies are hoping families will give children the gift of a chance.
One court was taking the season to heart, and celebrating Michigan Adoption Day.
The Isabella County Trial Court finalized two adoptions in honor of Michigan Adoption Day on Tuesday, November 24. Continue reading
Humane Society officials in Isabella county are offering a $500 reward for information leading to the person or persons responsible for the condition for a nearly starved dog being treated at their facility. Continue reading
Isabella County community members have a chance to see hawks, falcons and owls close up Wednesday night.
A Birds of Prey presentation is being put on at the Mid-Michigan Community College Mt. Pleasant campus. Continue reading
November is National Alzheimer’s Month, and a new study shows the disease takes a heavy toll on family finances.
The study conducted by the National Institute on Aging shows that caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s can become more costly than cancer or heart disease. Continue reading
One northern Michigan community is taking steps to strengthen child abuse services.
The Child and Family Enrichment Council, or CAFE, in Isabella County moved to Central Michigan University’s campus this fall. The center conducts forensic interviews with abused children, works with law enforcement on abuse cases and offers counseling for all members of a family. Continue reading
Snow is beginning to melt and uncover Michigan road. In other words, “welcome to pothole season in Michigan.”
Central Michigan healthcare providers say Isabella County is home to more uninsured and underinsured people than anywhere else in the state.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle seems to be a top priority for many individuals, however, what many people may not realize is where they’re living has it’s own health ranking.
Many children in need qualify for free or reduced lunch Monday through Friday. Isabella County and the Community Compassion Network have created a Nutrition Club to provide food to elementary students on the weekends.