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Feature Story Silver Spoon Coffee House

Silver Spoon Coffee House to open in Shepherd

Shepherd’s first-ever coffee shop, Silver Spoon Coffee House, is expected to open during the next few weeks.

Feature Story Binder Family

Home is where family is: Remote work brings families back together in rural Michigan

The pandemic has made the benefits of living close to family clear, and its impact on remote work has opened the door for families to live closer together – even in communities that may not be able to offer the same job opportunities as large cities. As it turns out, when given the same work opportunities, many families are choosing rural living.

Feature Story Mill Pond Natural Area

Chippewa Watershed Conservancy acquires its first urban natural area

Residents of Mt. Pleasant will now have the opportunity to enjoy a natural preserve within city limits following the Chippewa Watershed Conservancy's most recent purchase of property along the Chippewa River.

Feature Story The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe first all-female executive council (left to right) Council Secretary Martha Wemigwans, Sub-Chief Jennifer Wassegijig, Chief Theresa Peters Jackson, Treasurer Gayle Ruhl.

Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribal Council elects first-ever all-female executive council

The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has elected an all-female executive council, which is working toward a number of future endeavors that will create an even more vibrant community for tribal members.

Feature Story RIX Logo

Issue Media Group Launches Rural Innovation eXchange

Issue Media Group is excited to announce the company’s latest online media project – Rural Innovation eXchange (RIX). RIX will focus on the innovation, talent, entrepreneurship, social innovation and community development taking place in rural Michigan and feature the work of rural talent and content creators.   

Feature Story Stock-Cyber Security

Local organizations partner to host Fraud, Scams, & Misinformation Awareness webinar series

A comprehensive webinar series to help the public learn how to recognize the growing number of scams and avoid being a victim of one of them begins this month.

Feature Story Shelly Betancourt and Michelle Becher go through presentation at their business, Maternal 911.

Maternal 911 recognized as 2021 CMURC Mount Pleasant SmartZone Small Business of the Year

“When you think about businesses, especially now and over the last couple of years, it's hard work to start and run a business and put all the pieces together that are needed to do that," says Erin Strang, president and CEO of CMURC. "It's kind of the one time a year where we really take a look at our entrepreneurs and celebrate all the progress that they've been able to make.”

Feature Story Ken Williams poses for a photo in front of his home at 502 S. University St. which is receiving major renovations.

Rebuilding history: Mt. Pleasant local renovates historic home

A historic home on S. University Street in Mt. Pleasant is seeing new life thanks to the efforts of Ken Williams who is working to rehabilitate the home.

Feature Story Kolmarge Harris

Retired professional boxer opens new boxing and fitness center in Mt. Pleasant

Kolmarge Harris, a retired professional boxer, recently opened Mt. Pleasant Boxing & Fitness, providing a healthy environment for children and adults to meet their fitness goals.

Feature Story MyMichigan Health Behavioral Health Therapy Program

MyMichigan Health is bringing accessible mental healthcare statewide

MyMichigan Health has begun expansion on its Behavioral Health Therapy program and is taking an intentional approach by making access to its services easier for patients. Now in several regions including Isabella County, patients can receive mental health services right in the office of their primary care physician. 

Feature Story Grant to the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department Radio System Update

Mt. Pleasant Fire Department updates radio equipment

An updated radio system has been purchased by the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department thanks to a recent grant that will allow first responders to communicate more effectively.

Feature Story Downtown Mt. Pleasant.

All Aboard! Passenger rail from Ann Arbor to Traverse City carries new potential for Mt. Pleasant

Progress continues on a project to implement a passenger rail line from Ann Arbor to Traverse City, which will stop in towns such as Alma and Mt. Pleasant along the way, bringing countless opportunities for tourism, travel, and growth.

Partner Content A pregnant patient reviews her vitals with Diane Traenkle, D.O., obstetrician/gynecologist and one of the Centering providers, during her belly check.

CenteringPregnancy program first of its kind in Central Michigan

The CenteringPregnancy program, now offered at MyMichigan Medical Center Mt. Pleasant, brings together a group of eight to 10 pregnant patients who are all due around the same time, providing routine prenatal care in a group setting.

Feature Story Holiday Displays 2021

Three Christmas light displays spreading holiday cheer in Mt. Pleasant

Check out three of our favorite displays in Mt. Pleasant to get you into the Christmas spirit this holiday season.

Feature Story Jim Hageman, left, and David Alm are co-founders of Trees NOW Isabella. The organization is focused on reforesting Mt. Pleasant and Isabella County as one of the ways to promote helping the environment.

Trees NOW Isabella spruces up region with tree plantings

Volunteers and community partners work together to further an initiative to grow the region’s tree canopy.

Feature Story Union Township has made great strides resolving tall grass and noxious weeds complaints. Local ordinances say their height cannot exceed 12 inches.

Enhanced code enforcement in Union Township helps clean up blight

Code enforcement is one more way for Union Township leaders to ensure all residents enjoy a safe environment in which they can take pride.

Feature Story Customers Matthew and Rosie Bednorek come to Swan's Christmas Tree Farm every year to pick out their tree.

Swan’s Christmas Tree Farm, family-owned and operated for over 50 years

Swan’s Christmas Tree Farm, family-owned and operated for over 50 years, provides a unique, family-friendly tree buying experience.

Feature Story David and Layla Davis pose with their two children, Olivia and Liam, in front of the Gingko Tree Inn.

New owners promise big changes for the Ginkgo Tree Inn

Mt. Pleasant residents David and Layla Davis have taken over ownership of the Ginkgo Tree Inn, hoping to connect with the local community through new changes.

Feature Story Landlords from around the state gather for the Mount Pleasant Housing Commission's HVC Dinner, at Pheasant Run Apartments, in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

Local workgroup offers transitional housing support to increase long-term success

“What we can do to make sure that we're creating sustainability — that's what Transitions is supposed to be.”

Feature Story Mid Michigan College — Festo Mechatronics Lab

Donation helps prepare Mid Michigan College students for successful careers in manufacturing

The Central Michigan Manufacturers Association recently donated equipment to Mid Michigan College which will provide students with hands-on training with mechanical systems.

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