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84 yr old Mount Pleasant Man Missing Since January 10th

MOUNT PLEASANT, MI – The Isabella County Sheriff’s Office is looking for help locating an 84-year-old man by the name of Charles Peterson. Mr. Peterson was last seen in Mt. Pleasant on Thursday, January 10th 2019, by friends.


Michigan Lottery: Man's lucky hunch pays off with $3.7M Lotto 47 jackpot

LANSING, Mich. - A lucky hunch paid off for a Livingston County lottery club that won a $3.73 million Lotto 47 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery. The five-member club, which chose to remain anonymous, matched all six Lotto 47 numbers drawn Dec. 15: 01-02-07-08-11-26. The winning ticket was bought at


Authorities searching for missing Isabella Co. man

ST. LOUIS, Mich. — Authorities are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing man from Isabella County. Charles Peterson, 84, was last seen on Jan. 10 heading east on M-46 towards Saginaw after getting gas in St. Louis, Michigan. Peterson was coming from a dinner with friends in Mount Ple


Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer responds to government shutdown, reminds workers there is help

DETROIT - Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer responded Thursday to the government shutdown. "The real hardship is looming and we're doing what we can to help in the interim," she said.


Man who killed grandfather with hatchet convicted of first degree murder

In a penalty hearing last Friday, Circuit Court Judge Thomas Evans issued a nine-page written opinion that concluded James Kuhns, 36 of Farwell, committed premeditated first degree murder when he used an hatchet to kill Leonard Hempel, the grandfather of his children with Hempel’s daughter Angela.


Survey: Isabella County residents most concerned about access to affordable health care services

Ever wonder what your neighbors are most concerned about?. The results of a survey conducted last year were recently made available, identifying the needs of residents throughout Isabella County.


Missing man found dead in Clare County not considered suspicious

CLARE COUNTY (WJRT) (1/17/2019) - Police don't believe foul play caused the death of an elderly Isabella County man found dead Tuesday after a days-long search. An autopsy showed the cause of death for 84-year-old Charles Peterson likely was exposure.


Five Guys location could come to Mount Pleasant

Five Guys is considering opening a location in Mount Pleasant. On Jan. 5, the Five Guys Burgers and Fries Michigan Facebook asked where residents of Mount Pleasant would want a location in Mount Pleasant. The page asked if they would like it on either Mission Street or Pickard Road.


New Mayor Will Joseph is ready to 'put his own stamp on things'

When City Commissioner Will Joseph walked into City Hall Jan. 7 for a city commission meeting, he was almost certain he would walk out that evening as Mount Pleasant’s next mayor.


Faces in the Crowd: Chuck Stuckert

While I was browsing through the list of members of the Clare Area Chamber of Commerce, I noticed that the Gateway Community Band recently joined the Chamber, and that many residents probably aren’t even aware of its existence. I called the telephone number shown on the list and left a message. Abou


16-year-old arrested for Michigan City murder

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (WNDU) – Police have arrested a 16-year-old who allegedly killed an 18-year-old in Michigan City Wednesday night. A warrant for the arrest of Javan D. Brown, 16, on a felony murder charge was issued Thursday, according to a release from the Michigan City Police Department.


Police arrest 2 in theft of Christmas packages on porches in Mount Pleasant area

MOUNT PLEASANT, MI — Charges are pending for individuals who police believed stole packages from resident’s porches over the Christmas holiday while police look for residents who may not yet know they were victims.


Mount Pleasant accepting applications for Citizens Academy

The city of Mount Pleasant will host its annual Citizens Academy, a series of seven free workshops advising attendees on local government topics, beginning Feb. 19. The workshops, held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. between February and April, cover the chain of topics as follows: participating in governm


Digital license plates are now allowed in Michigan

Digital license plates are now allowed in Michigan thanks to a new state law. It will join California and Arizona as one of the few states in the US that allow digital license plates, allowing drivers to register their cars electronically and eschew old-school metal plates.


Midland, Saginaw Parks and Rec departments looking to hire summer workers

We have good news: the Midland County Parks and Recreation Department and the Saginaw County Parks and Recreation Commission are already looking to hire worker for the upcoming summer season.


Mecosta County 77th District Court reports

BIG RAPIDS — The following cases were heard this week in Mecosta County’s 77th District Court. All cases may not be reported. • Gabrielle Marjorie Schmidt, 22, of Big Rapids, pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated. She was sentenced to 15 days in jail and given credit for serving one day. She


William Joseph elected as Mount Pleasant mayor

Central Michigan University alumnus William Joseph began his duties as mayor when City Clerk Jeremy Howard handed him the mayor’s gavel at a Mount Pleasant City Commission meeting Jan. 7.


Residents safe after house fire in Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant Fire Department firefighters responded to a house fire around 7 p.m. Jan. 5 at 1604 W. Michigan St. First responders reported heavy smoke coming from the back of the building, according to a press release from the Mount Pleasant Department of Public Safety. The residents of the buildi


COLUMN: No, it is not illegal for photographers to take your photo in public

It's a beautiful Saturday evening during early autumn in Mount Pleasant. You, along with other Central Michigan University students, are celebrating your last night of freedom before the pressure of classes begins by playing beer pong with friends on your front lawn on Main Street.


Melissa Gilbert, Timothy Busfield sell items in Michigan estate sale

GENOA TOWNSHIP, Mich. - An estate sale in Michigan sold more than 200 items belonging to “Little House on the Prairie” star Melissa Gilbert and her husband, Emmy-winning actor Timothy Busfield.