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New restaurant set to open next week in Big Rapids
BIG RAPIDS — Paz Schaub’s longtime dream of owning a restaurant is set to become reality soon, with the opening of Paz Pub and Grill scheduled for Dec. 18. Schaub, who immigrated to the United States from her native Philippines more than 25 years ago, has for the past five years operated a clothing
Mecosta County 49th Circuit Court reports
BIG RAPIDS — The following cases were heard the week of Nov. 26 in Mecosta County’s 49th Circuit Court. All cases may not be reported. • Richard Lee Ladd, 30, of Remus, pleaded guilty to failing to comply with sex offender reporting duties. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail and given credit for se
POLICE BLOTTER: Charges to be sought in larceny case
BIG RAPIDS — Big Rapids Department of Public Safety officers responded to the following calls Wednesday. All calls might not be reported. • Officers performed school traffic detail at 7:26 a.m.
Ferris sets events for fans
BIG RAPIDS — Ferris State University football fans planning to follow the Bulldogs to the 2018 NCAA Division II National Championship game this coming Saturday, Dec. 15, in McKinney, Texas, will have an opportunity to enjoy several pregame and postgame events being planned.
POLICE BLOTTER: Man arrested for drunken driving
BIG RAPIDS — Big Rapids Department of Public Safety officers responded to the following calls Tuesday. All calls might not be reported. • Police were dispatched at 8:30 p.m. for a larceny from an automobile on the 200 block of Maple Street. A possible suspect was identified. The incident remains und
Conviction upheld for man distributing pamphlets outside Big Rapids courthouse
BIG RAPIDS, Mich. - A divided Michigan Court of Appeals has upheld the jury tampering conviction of a Mecosta County man, who was arrested for distributing pamphlets about juror nullification outside a Big Rapids courthouse.
Man wanted in connection to larceny
The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office sent out an alert earlier this week asking for help to identify a man who is a person of interest in a felony larceny complaint at the Big Rapids Walmart. The crime took place in the early morning hours of Monday, December 10. They sent out a photo of the man and
Jayru Campbell makes most of second chance, fuels Ferris State's title run
Big Rapids, Mich. — Jayru Campbell’s journey as a football player and as a man has been far from simple. As a result of consequences for two 2014 arrests while enrolled at Detroit Cass Tech, Campbell landed at Garden City Community College in Kansas for a second chance.
Man convicted of jury tampering loses appeal
BIG RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan appeals court has affirmed the misdemeanor conviction of a man who was accused of jury tampering by distributing pamphlets outside a western Michigan courthouse.
City of Big Rapids water tests shows no detection of PFAS
BIG RAPIDS — The city of Big Rapids is continuing to uphold high quality drinking water for residents. According to a release, a test of the city’s water supply showed no detection of manmade chemicals per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
Big Rapids edges Lakeview to lead girls basketball roundup
LAKEVIEW — The Cardinals led 21-20 at halftime and held on for a five-point victory on Tuesday night. Megan Mackall had 12 points and 12 rebounds and Holly McKenna and Celia Beistle scored 11 points each.
Non-detect levels of PFAS in Big Rapids water
BIG RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The city of Big Rapids says recent tests did not find high levels of PFAS in its system and that the water is safe to drink. According to a Big Rapids Public Works Department news release, the test results showed there was non-detect levels of PFAS in the water system.
Young woman identified in fatal crash that her 14-month-old daughter survived
MECOSTA COUNTY, MI – State police identified Desiree Farve, 23, formerly of Cadillac, as the victim of a fatal crash Sunday, Dec. 9. Her daughter escaped unhurt. Farve was living in Onsted but grew up in Cadillac, police said.
POLICE BLOTTER: Officers issue traffic tickets, investigate suspicious situation
BIG RAPIDS — Big Rapids Department of Public Safety officers responded to the following calls Monday and Tuesday. All calls might not be reported. • Officers performed school traffic detail at 7:25 a.m.
Michigan school board refuses to remove Christmas display
NEWAYGO, Mich. — A Michigan school board has decided that a religious Christmas decoration will stay at an elementary school, though district officials may alter it following concerns from an activist group.
Person of interest wanted in Walmart larceny
BIG RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Do you recognize this man? He's a person of interest in a felony larceny complaint at Walmart and deputies need your help to identify him. According to the Mecosta County Sheriff's Department, in the early morning hours of Monday, Dec. 10, surveillance cameras captured a
Driver dead, toddler OK after crash near Big Rapids
GREEN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A driver was killed when she hit the back of a tow truck on US-131 between Reed City and Big Rapids. It happened around 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the southbound lanes near 22 Mile Road in Green Township.
Deputies searching for man accused of larceny from Walmart
BIG RAPIDS TWP. — Detectives from the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office are turning to the community for help finding a man who allegedly stole from Walmart in Big Rapids. According to the sheriff’s office, a larceny complaint from the retailer in the early morning hours of Monday resulted in deputies
Ferris State Athletics hosts Salvation Army Day
BIG RAPIDS — Stuffed animals soared through the air at Ewigleben Ice Arena Saturday night as hockey fans supported their team and the community during Salvation Army Day at Ferris State University.
Spectrum president moves to new role
BIG RAPIDS — Spectrum Health Big Rapids and Reed City hospitals will have a new president at the start of the year, as Andrea Leslie takes over for Mary Kay VanDriel. According to a press release from Spectrum, VanDriel will become the organization’s vice president of operations for cancer health, l