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Special Olympics aims for $1.2 million Polar Plunge goal

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Special Olympics Michigan is looking to raise over $1.2 million through its Polar Plunge events.

The Mount Pleasant Polar Plunge alone raised over $80,000 for the Special Olympics. Several other events took place in Saginaw, Cheboygan and Alpena among others this past weekend. Continue reading

An Isabella County community has exceeded its crowdfunding goal to renovate a local park

Timber Town 2.0

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.

Michigan schools react to the Every Student Succeeds Act

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Local school districts are offering their responses to the new education reform act. The measure, known as the Every Student Succeeds Act, was signed into law by President Obama on December 11, 2015. It replaces the controversial No Child Left Behind Act.

Sheryl Presler is the superintendent at Clare Gladwin Regional Education Service District. She said in the past all districts were measured in exactly the same way, without taking into account important factors such as size, so one or two students could affect overall scores in a small district.  Continue reading

Rescued raptors will be at Mid-Michigan Community College for a presentation

© 2011 Paige Calamari

© 2011 Paige Calamari

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

Two dealerships; one in Lansing and one in Mt. Pleasant have been suspended

University Motor Mall sign. Photo courtesy of www.cars.com

University Motor Mall sign. Photo courtesy of www.cars.com

Two dealerships; one in Mt. Pleasant, one in Lansing, have been suspended from buying or selling vehicles.

The Secretary of State received complaints from customers who did not get a title or registration after buying a vehicle from University Motor Mall. Continue reading

No-Spills conference coming to Mt. Pleasant

In January specialists in the oil industry will be flocking to Mid-Michigan. The 25th annual No-Spills conference is scheduled for Mt. Pleasant.

Linda Hensel is Committee Chairman for what’s called the No-Spills conference. She said the conference will be an informative forum.

“Although we have vendors and they’re there because they want to meet potential clients, everybody in this conference is here because we want to know what’s actually going on in our field and related fields. I think that’s one thing that’s really important, this is not a hype type conference. The scope is very limited so that we are able to discuss the important things that need to be discussed.”

The organization is moving to a larger facility this year. The conference will be held in the Soaring Eagle Resort.

Hensel said the move is necessary because the conference is growing in size. She also said the location in the center of the state will be more accessible to the masses.

For more information on the event visit here.

In the interest of full disclosure, No-Spills is an underwriter of CMU Public Radio.