Special Olympics Michigan is looking to raise over $1.2 million through its Polar Plunge events.
One sporting goods retailer is closing stores across the Midwest.
MC Sports said the decision was made because of increased competition from online retailers and from other brands opening local stores. 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
Communities around Michigan this week have been remembering those killed in the Florida nightclub shooting.
49 lives were lost at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando Sunday.
Devon Rademacher visited services in Isabella and Midland counties. Continue reading
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
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 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
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.