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Feature Story 301 East High Street Home

Newly settled Mt. Pleasant residents find their historic forever home

Once a residence of two former Central Michigan University presidents, the historic property at 301 E. High St. is now home to a newly relocated Mt. Pleasant couple.

Feature Story Once complete, Paint the Pavement leaves three intersections along Broadway St. with unique art.

Intersections along Broadway St. prepare for a facelift as Paint the Pavement nears

Art Reach's annual Paint the Pavement event will take place on June 4 this year, and painters of all ages and talents are encouraged to help spruce up the streets downtown Mt. Pleasant.

Feature Story Preventing Suicide in Michigan Men (PRiSMM), a CDC grant-funded program, is now mid-way through its 5-year funding cycle with a goal of reducing suicide in Michigan men by 10%.

CMU collaborates on statewide program to reduce suicide in Michigan men

Central Michigan University’s College of Medicine & Interdisciplinary Center for Community Health & Wellness is collaborating on a statewide project led by MDHHS’s Injury and Violence Prevention Section to reduce suicide in Michigan men. Preventing Suicide in Michigan Men (PRiSMM) is a CDC grant-funded program – the first of its kind – that began in 2019 and is now mid-way through its 5-year funding cycle with a goal of reducing suicide in Michigan men by 10%.  

Feature Story Dr. Benjamin Cox holds the 88th Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Championship trophy while standing in the Sun Bowl stadium in El Paso, Texas on Dec. 31, 2021.

Dr. Benjamin Cox shows care, empathy, and integrity through medical practice in Mount Pleasant

After years of schooling and experience with athletes, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Benjamin Cox is now providing world-class, individualized care to the Mt. Pleasant community.

Feature Story HopeWell Ranch is located at 6410 W. Leiter Rd.

HopeWell Ranch adds a new member to their herd family

HopeWell Ranch adds Stormy to their family, an equicizer that helps newcomers gain the confidence needed to transition to a real horse.

Feature Story Letter to the Editor

Letter from the Editor: Liz says farewell, welcome Jennifer Veitengruber as new Managing Editor

It is my honor to share with you that Jennifer Veitengruber is the new Managing Editor of Epicenter Mt. Pleasant. Thank you all for your support and readership during my time with Epicenter, I look forward to seeing the incredible work ahead for Epicenter under Jennifer's leadership!

Feature Story Kay's Way collected large quantities of personal care items during their 2021 supply drive.

Kay’s Way seeks community help collecting necessities for Isabella County women and girls

Last year, Kay’s Day, a Women’s Initiative social event, transformed into Kay’s Way, a women’s supply drive. This year, the drive continues, accepting donations of new, unopened women’s items from May 9-25.

Feature Story Cindy Williams Schrauben

Local children’s book author releases new book and introduces Books for Kids – Partners in Literacy

Mt. Pleasant-based author Cindy Williams Schrauben recently released “This Could Be You” and introduced a new program intended to increase accessibility to books.  

Feature Story Two Mount Pleasant Middle School eight-graders pose with a tree they helped plant.

Mt. Pleasant middle schoolers help environment through tree planting effort

Mount Pleasant Middle School students helped grow the environment this Arbor Day by planting trees with Trees NOW Isabella.

Feature Story Give Local Isabella

Give Local Isabella returns May 3 for 24 hours of fundraising to support nonprofits

On May 3, the Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation is hosting its annual Give Local Isabella event - 24 hours of communitywide fundraising supporting local charitable organizations.

Feature Story Owners of Sleepy Dog Books Riley and Jennifer Justis curate the selection of the bookstore with the community's interests in books that they would like to read.

Sleepy Dog Books prepares for grand opening in downtown Mt. Pleasant

Riley and Jennifer Justis of Sleepy Dog Books prepare for the bookstore’s grand opening on May 6, becoming downtown Mt. Pleasant’s first bookstore.

Feature Story Eileen Jennings has been named the 2021 Citizen of the Year by the Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce.

Eileen Jennings honored as 2021 Citizen of the Year

Eileen Jennings has been named the 2021 Citizen of the Year by the Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce at its 65th annual banquet.

Feature Story Holly Nelson & James Green

SwoleConnect and TruthMap collaboration bring mental health services to the MMA cage

SwoleConnect and TruthMap are the new owners of Total Warrior Combat MMA, offering personal development and mental health services in the MMA space. 

Feature Story Jimmy Fleishman is one of the many local pilots who help foster a love of all things aviation with youth like Emma Hubble.

Mt. Pleasant girl finds her future in the clouds

Local volunteers in Mt. Pleasant’s Experimental Aircraft Association foster a love of aviation with Young Eagles.

Feature Story Heron's Nest — Mid's Disc Golf Course

New disc golf course debuts at Mid Michigan College with opening tournament

A new disc golf course is now open to the public at Mid Michigan College as part of the Harrison campus trail. 

Feature Story Herrick Recreation Area

3 of the best camping spots in Isabella County

Camping season is about to begin, and we've compiled three fantastic spots for those looking to plan a staycation.

Feature Story Yum Baked Goods Owner

Yum Baked Goods offers gluten-free goodies

Mt. Pleasant local bakes gluten-free treats to bring options to community members with celiac and gluten sensitivity.

Feature Story CMU Standardized Patient Program

CMU’s Standardized Patient Program prepares students for success

In Central Michigan University's College of Medicine's Standardized Patient Program, students receive real-time reactions to simulation scenarios in order to better prepare them for a variety of situations.

Feature Story Ella Bringer

Racers gear up for the 2022 season at the Mt. Pleasant Speedway

Racers are starting their engines for the 2022 season at the Mt. Pleasant Speedway. As they prepare, they reflect on how they got into the sport and what it means to be a racer.

Feature Story Worthy Health & Fitness

Worthy Health & Fitness to celebrate 10-year anniversary

Owners of Worthy Health & Fitness in Mt. Pleasant, Jeremy and Susie Worthington, discuss their journey to opening the gym and the upcoming celebration recognizing 10 years in business.

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