New nonprofit aims to infuse region with community-focused developers and investors Read Article

Phil Eich

With a focus on research, Central Michigan University, is putting its stamp on the scientific world Read Article

Dr. Linlin Zhao, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Central Michigan University, works with Feris Samkari, a senior from Saudi Arabia majoring in Biomedical, Cellular and Molecular Biology, in the mitochondria lab. 2018. CMU

Holiday gift boxes support small businesses while funding local and international projects Read Article

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Mt. Pleasant's Discovery Museum wants kid to run, explore, and play their way into learning Read Article

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Spanish teacher encourages language retention through communication Read Article

April Dice's Spanish students gather in a circle and practice their Spanish writing skills together during class on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Liz Whittemore

Montessori techniques are bringing purpose and independence to assisted care Read Article

Phil Eich

Bringing services under one roof is revolutionizing the way Mt. Pleasant combats poverty Read Article

Guests fill out paperwork in the main lobby at the Strickler Non-Profit Center Diana Prichard

One of the Midwest's largest rural public transit systems is helping Isabella County get around town Read Article

Phil Eich

These mid-Michigan innovators are helping battle wild fires Read Article

Inside Burch Tank & Truck's new 25,000 sq ft facility Diana Prichard

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Feature StoryThe Bearinger Fireproof Building in Saginaw

New nonprofit aims to infuse region with community-focused developers and investors

A new non-profit is encouraging small investments in big ideas throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region, one building at a time. 

Feature StoryThe Gurski home on East Maple Street

Seven must-see Christmas light displays in Mt. Pleasant

Pour a cup of hot chocolate, hop in the car, and follow our handy google map to seven festive displays around town. 

Feature StoryKevin Park, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology Neuroscience Program, works in the lab at Central Michigan University.

With a focus on research, Central Michigan University, is putting its stamp on the scientific world

In the U.S., most research is conducted by a small percentage of higher education institutions. With ongoing trials in areas such as mitochondrial repair, tuberculosis, and Alzheimer's disease, CMU is among them. 

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A vacant building and an entrepreneurial spirit helped launch a small Michigan manufacturer

Two years in, MVM7 trailers is riding on nationwide success and looking for ways to connect to local community. 

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Holiday gift boxes support small businesses while funding local and international projects

The Mt. Pleasant Rotary is running a holiday gift box fundraiser and 100% of the proceeds go towards local and international service projects.

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Mt. Pleasant's Discovery Museum wants kid to run, explore, and play their way into learning

Mt. Pleasant's Discovery Museum offers 12,000 square-feet of space for kids to move, learn, and explore.

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Nagazi is a band of brothers bonded by metal

The Hafer brothers and their bandmates are preparing to go on a national tour. It's just one more step on the road to making it in a time when the way bands market themselves has changed. 

Feature StoryPoet Marc Hudson read a selection of his work to a full house last month at the Wellspring Literary Series tenth season kickoff

In its tenth season, Wellspring Literary is art for all

Next Monday, November 12, a crowd will assemble. To the naked eye, they’ll probably look like they don’t quite belong together, but in this room behind the tall sparkling glass that faces Broadway street everyone is connected.

Feature StoryKati Mora says health depends on changing the way people think about body size

MMEDRA is creating an alliance of care for those with eating disorders

Mid-Michigan mental and physical health care professionals are teaming up to offer help and resources to people suffering from eating disorders.

Feature StoryMike Schuette of GCI water with a jar of clean, treated water

Family business aims to solve global water problem

GCI Water Solutions is tackling the global problem of wastewater purification in a low-cost, environmentally friendly way.

Feature StorySpanish teacher April Dice uses a dry erase board to demonstrate a point during class on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 at Sacred Heart Academy.

Spanish teacher encourages language retention through communication

A local teacher’s focus on conversation in her Spanish program has translated to extraordinary success for her students.  

Feature StoryPresident of the Mt. Pleasant Rotary Club, Alysha Fisher, gives closing announcements at the club's meeting on Monday, Oct.8, 2018.

In Middle Michigan, Rotary is becoming a girls' club

Thirty-one years ago, at the first fundraiser of the Rotary Club where female members were welcomed, a man shouted a joke about dishwashers. Today, women make up more than half of Mt. Pleasant's Rotary Club membership. 

Feature StoryA resident participates in montessori activities

Montessori techniques are bringing purpose and independence to assisted care

How do you bring more independence and dignity to the end of life assistance so many Americans need? An assistant professor and master's degree student at CMU say it's simple: apply well-respected techniques used to accomplish the same thing at the beginning of life. 

Feature StoryKevin Park, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology Neuroscience Program, works in the lab at Central Michigan University.

With a focus on research, Central Michigan University, is putting its stamp on the scientific world

In the U.S., most research is conducted by a small percentage of higher education institutions. With ongoing trials in areas such as mitochondrial repair, tuberculosis, and Alzheimer's disease, CMU is among them. 

Feature StoryA volunteer sorts donations at Clothing Inc

Bringing services under one roof is revolutionizing the way Mt. Pleasant combats poverty

In an unassuming building on the west side of Mt. Pleasant, the William and Jan Strickler Non-Profit Center is changing the way service organizations in Isabella County combat poverty in their community.

Feature StoryRobert Fanning has been hosting the Wellspring Literary Series at Art Reach for ten years

The CMU professor who wants to bring poetry back to the streets

Robert Fanning wants average Americans to realize that poetry is there for them, not just old guys in tweed coats. He'd also like more CMU students to stay in Mt. Pleasant after graduation. 

Feature Story45 iRide buses service Isabella County

One of the Midwest's largest rural public transit systems is helping Isabella County get around town

For elderly and disabled residents in rural areas, getting out of the house can be a challenge. In the heart of the mitten state, iRide makes doctor's visits, grocery shopping, and a simple day on the town possible. 

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Jodi Stuber believes all kids possess unbridled potential

At Hopewell Ranch, special needs kids, veterans, and others with diverse needs can shed their labels and reach their potential. 

Feature StoryA girl gets ready to throw a soccer ball at PEAK after school program in Mt. Pleasant

It takes a community to run an after school program

Peak provides after school and summer child care for residents through the support of community partners. In turn, they're teaching kids how to give back to that same community. 

Feature StoryMatthew Bosko works in his shop

For one master craftsman, woodwork bridges past and future

Matthew Bosko sees faith, family, community, and woodworking as the pieces of one puzzle: a life well-lived. 

Feature StoryAn employee at work at Bandit Industries outside Remus, Michigan

Bandit Industries is betting the future on trust - and the people who made them what they are today

Thirty-five years in, Isabella County's Bandit Industries is giving back to the employees who have given it their all.

Feature StoryInside Burch Tank & Truck's new laser cutting machine

These mid-Michigan innovators are helping battle wild fires

Unlike others in the industry, Burch Tank & Truck isn't afraid of a challenge. That's how they ended up building custom aviation fuel tankers that are helping fire fighters battle wild blazes out west. 

Feature StorySecond generation barber Bill Cook inside Bob's Barbershop

Over sixty years later, Bob's Barbershop continues to thrive

Bill Cook spent thirty-five years working alongside his father Bob. Today, their family barbershop continues to thrive -- one donut, one haircut, and one conversation at a time.

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