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Charms of rural Michigan lure local man back from across the pond

Though he learned much from his time living in England, Guy Stickler is grateful to be back raising his family in rural Millbrook Township and working as a Survey Project Manager for Rowe PSC in Mt. Pleasant.  

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Improvements are on the way with Chippewa River Erosion and Canoe Launch Project

Under the Chippewa River Erosion and Canoe Launch Project, engineers work together to repair eroded riverbanks located at Deerfield Nature Park and Majeske Landing.

Feature Story Gougeon, Kornoely, and Jackson are excited to be the newest Crumbl franchisees.

Let's get ready to Crumbl, Mt. Pleasant: New cookie franchise to open later this fall

Look out, Mt. Pleasant - the Crumbl Cookie craze is coming to town! With the closest store currently in Novi, this sweet treat is moving a whole lot closer to those in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

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Radio consultant Tim Moore returns to his Mt. Pleasant roots

Radio consultant Tim Moore has spent most of his adult life outside of Michigan but recently made a return to his home of Mt. Pleasant.

Feature Story Photo courtesy of America's Got Talent

John Glenn Pompon dances its way into the hearts of the America's Got Talent judges

After a first-place finish at the state high kick competition in late 2021 and subsequent viral video of their Pitbull-inspired routine, the John Glenn Pompon team got a taste of the spotlight on America’s Got Talent. They would love to go back for more.  

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Your guide to becoming an informed voter

In the information age, it can be hard to know who to trust for the facts on candidates and ballot issues. Here, we offer some tips from the experts on how you can get the lowdown before the election.

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Mt. Pleasant Pickleball Club picks up in popularity

As Pickleball popularity picks up across the nation, Mt. Pleasant boasts a strong pickleball following right at Island Park, where new and experienced participants can be found six days a week.

Feature Story Lizzie Dilg has served as the executive director since March of 2022.

Seeing what Mt. Pleasant offers beyond the college experience proves crucial for talent retention

Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum Executive Director Lizzie Dilg credits Central Michigan University's Nonprofit Program and Isabella County's robust nonprofit sector for influencing her decision to remain in the area after graduation.

Feature Story Presented by Maple Leaf Amusements, rides are open to families 2 P.M. on Monday, then 1 P.M. for the rest of the week, with a closing time at 10 P.M.

Isabella County Youth and Farm Fair teaches responsibility and dedication to youth

From July 24th until the 30th, the Isabella County Youth and Farm Fair is open to residents, showcasing its thrill-seeking rides, daily grandstand events, and auctions from youth.

Feature Story Field improvement is one area the CVB has chosen to help fund in Isabella County.

CVB lauded as ‘community ally’ as it markets Isabella County and drives tourism forward

The Mount Pleasant Area Convention and Visitors Bureau looks back on a few of the big projects it’s helped fund since 2019 – when it first received a funding increase – and looks forward to what the future holds; local organizations describe the impact CVB funding has had on their projects and on the community as a whole.

Feature Story Wood Shop Social is located at 2336 S. Mission St.

Wood Shop Social promises patrons unique, delectable dishes and drinks

Jim and Jenelle Wood bring a new, Michigan-based cuisine to Wood Shop Social in Mt. Pleasant that appeals to both the eyes and tastebuds.

Feature Story Local business leaders and innovators gathered together at the Courtyard by Marriott.

MMDC Annual Meeting celebrates business and innovation leaders in Mt. Pleasant region

The Middle Michigan Development Corporation hosted its first Annual Meeting recently, celebrating the accomplishments of businesses and individuals who have shown innovation and commitment to the region.

Feature Story Jessica Blewett and her husband, Joe, moved back to the area in 2014.

Boomeranging back: Jessica Blewett returns to serve Isabella County and beyond

Culture, job opportunities, and community values are just some of the traits that drew Jessica Blewett and her family back to work in the Isabella County area where she was raised.

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Accessory Dwelling Units are diversifying Mt. Pleasant’s housing market

Accessory Dwelling Units in Mt. Pleasant offer more low-income housing options and supplemental income for real estate owners, a win-win scenario that the city intends to encourage.

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Downtown Mt. Pleasant’s Broadway Central set to reopen with new hybrid approach

Downtown Mt. Pleasant reopens Broadway Central for the summer of 2022 with new amenities and accommodations to adhere to previous requests of citizens and local businesses.

Feature Story Before taking off, pilots give children a tour of the plane and explain each part with its function.

Mt. Pleasant children take flight on Young Eagles Day

As Maverick returns to the big screen, local children celebrate Young Eagles Day at the Mt. Pleasant Municipal Airport by learning about aviation and taking to the skies.

Feature Story Courtney Jerome, small business owner and Epicenter contributor

Finding home: The Jeromes' journey back to Mt. Pleasant

After several years away from the Mt. Pleasant area, small business owner and Epicenter contributor Courtney Jerome and her husband had a big decision to make: where to live. With remote careers allowing them to be choosy, the Jeromes ultimately said yes to the many perks of living in Mt. Pleasant.

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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%.