Stanwood man injured after car/horse buggy accident in Austin Twp.

A 35-year old Amish man was taken to the hospital after being involved in a buggy/car accident here in Mecosta County .Deputies say the accident happened in Austin Township on Pierce Rd near 170th Ave where they say a woman from Canadian Lakes was traveling eastbound on Pierce Rd.  The vehicle rear ended the Amish buggy while attempting to pass it near 170th Ave.  One of the passengers in the buggy, a 35-year old male from Stanwood,  was transported to Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital  He was later transported to Grand Rapids for non life threatening injuries.  The horse was not injured.

13-year old girl dies in rollover accident in Mecosta County

A 13-year old Illinois girl was killed and her parents taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after a car accident on US-131 in Mecosta County. State Police say the an investigation revealed that the driver, a 43-year old male from Bartlett, Illinois was traveling southbound on US-131, when he swerved to miss an object in the roadway. The driver lost control of his vehicle, went off the roadway where it rolled over ejecting his 13-year old daughter. The child was pronounced deceased at the scene.

MDOT removing traffic restrictions during Fourth of July Holiday

The Michigan Department of Transportation will help make travel easier for the estimated 1.4 million Michigan residents Triple-A Michigan says will be traveling this Fourth of July holiday weekend. M-DOT is lifting traffic restrictions on 118 of 162 projects statewide. Beginning at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday) and continuing until 6 a.m. Monday, July 8, M-DOT will suspend construction wherever possible on state roads and bridges.

Remus woman arrested for felonious assault

A 20-year old Remus woman was arrested after an investigation into felonious assault. State Police say they received a call about a domestic assault in progress. Once troopers arrived to the scene, they located a man and woman arguing in front of a home. The investigation revealed, that they have a child in common, had been arguing when the female subject struck the male with several objects, including a frying pan and a cutting board. The male subject suffered minor injuries. The 20-year old woman was arrested on felonious assault charges and is lodged at the Mecosta Co.

Barryton man arrested for solicitation of murder

A 45-year old Barryton man sits in Mecosta County Jail awaiting arraignment today after being arrested on charges of solicitation of murder. State Troopers say they received information from several sources a Barryton area man was seeking someone to kill his estranged wife. The man was introduced to an undercover police officer posing as a killer on June 25th and solicited the undercover officer to kill his wife the suspect also offered payment for the killing as well.

State Rep. Potvin to hold office hours at local businesses in Mecosta & Osceola Co.

Local State House Representative Phil Potvin will be giving constituents an opportunity to voice their opinions and concerns to him this week to take back to the state capitol. The Republican from Cadillac will be holding office hours on Thursday from 9:30 to 11am at Currie’s BP, in Big Rapids. From 4 to 5pm, he will be at Lakeside Pizza and Grinders, in Canadian Lakes. On July 2nd, from 1 to 2pm, Potvin will be at Pere Marquette in Reed City.

Mecosta Co. Commissioners table chicken zoning ordinance proposal

The Mecosta Co. Commission room was full last night with heated debate between residents and commissioners over a proposed zoning ordinance that would allow property owners whose land was zoned as R-2, R-3, R-4 or LR to be able to keep chickens if their property was one acre or more. During the meeting, County Administrator Paul Bullock, explained to attendees the current zoning ordinance and what is now being proposed would allow residents living in those zones who are currently barred from having chickens, to have chickens on their property. Some residents however took what Mr.

Deputies in Mecosta Co. search for suspects who vandalized Stanwood Eagles Club

Mecosta County Sheriff Deputies are on the lookout for the suspect or suspects who broke into the Stanwood Eagles Club. Deputies say the incident happened this past Friday, when they responded to an alarm coming from the building.  Upon investigation it was found that someone had broken out numerous windows and damaged some property and doors inside the building.  Anyone with any information reference any suspicious vehicles or persons in that area are asked to contact the Mecosta County Sheriff Department.

Three sent to the hospital after accident in Aetna Twp.

Three people were taken to the hospital after a rollover accident over the weekend in Mecosta County. Deputies say the accident happened on Eisenhower Rd near Newcosta Ave in Aetna Twp.   Through an investigation deputies discovered the vehicle lost control on the bumpy dirt road and struck a tree and overturned.   There were 4 people in the vehicle at the time and 3 were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Free fishing weekend held Saturday and Sunday!

If fishing is your thing, or even if it's not, this is the weekend to do it. That's because this Saturday and Sunday the state is holding its annual Summer Free Fishing Weekend. The Department of Natural Resources says Michigan residents and non-residents will be allowed to fish without a license Saturday and Sunday. All other fishing regulations will still apply. Michigan has had a free fishing weekend every year since 1986. Numerous free fishing weekend activities are scheduled at state parks and fish hatcheries, while sporting clubs and conservation groups stage events as well. 

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