Two men taken to hospital after being assaulted during unarmed robbery in Big Rapids

Two men were taken to the hospital last night after being assaulted by three men during an unarmed robbery in Big Rapids. Police say the two victims a 50-year old man and a 34-year old man were walking in an ally on the 300th Block of N.Michigan Ave when three black males approached them. The victims were assaulted by the suspects, Items the victims had purchased at a store earlier were taken as well. After a brief foot chase with officers two 19-year old suspects were located and arrested while a third suspect remains at large.

Two taken to the hospital after accident on Perry Ave. in Big Rapids

A car accident sent two people to the hospital Wednesday in Big Rapids Township. Mecosta County Sheriff Deputies say the accident happened at the intersection of Perry Avenue and 215th Avenue where an eastbound vehicle on Perry Avenue collided with a vehicle attempting to make a left turn. Two passengers of the eastbound vehicle were transported to the hospital by ambulance. A passenger in the turning vehicle also had minor injuries, but was not taken to the hospital. Sheriff’s deputies cited the left-turning vehicle for failing to yield.

Taking timeout to say thank you to those who served

A ceremony was held at the Big Rapids Department of Public Safety building this morning to give thanks to all of the military veterans who have served and those who are currently serving. Many local military vet's took part in the ceremony this morning.

MSCS Sinking fund defeated, Big Rapids & Evart mayors re-elected

For the Second time in as many years the proposed sinking fund for Morley-Stanwood Community Schools was rejected by voters yesterday. The one-mill sinking fund that would have been used for building upgrades and improvements was turned down by 30 votes...494 to 464.

Aldi opens in Big Rapids

Shoppers lined up early in the morning to get a first hand look and savings as the new ALDI Grocery Store opened in Big Rapids Thursday. ALDI District Manager Jen Johnson says it's an exciting day for ALDI and its customers. Along with free samples of ALDI exclusive products, customers will also have a chance to win prizes today as well. Johnson added that the community of Big Rapids has been nothing but great and receptive to the grocer coming in. With ALDI coming into the Big Rapids it has created 18 jobs. The store is open Monday- Sunday 9am-8pm.

Michigan Supreme Court visits Big Rapids

As part of its “Court Community Connections” program. Michigan Supreme Court Justices will be at Big Rapids High School this afternoon to hear a case. Students from area high schools and Ferris State University will have front-row seats for the session in the Big Rapids High School auditorium. At issue is whether the plaintiff in Rambin v Allstate Insurance Company “unlawfully”

State Police need help in identifying this couple accused of stealing credit card

Michigan State Police need your help identifying two people caught on surveillance video using a stolen credit card. Troopers say a woman had her wallet stolen from a gas station in Big Rapids on September 24th. Within a few hours, the card was used at several locations in Howard City and Cedar Springs. Troopers say they're looking for the man and woman believed to be driving a silver car, possibly a late 2000's Chevrolet Aveo. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Michigan State Police Mount Pleasant Post.

Michigan SOS Johnson makes visit to Big Rapids

Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson made her way up to Big Rapids Thursday to meet with branch office workers and customers as well. Johnson says she is very proud of of far technology has come and how its helped streamline many services at the SOS offices statewide but she still says there are more services that can be more efficient namely voter registration. Johnson says she is working with lawmakers to see if online registration is a possibility, she told reporters yesterday that technology is in place, she just needs to get approval by the legislature.

Resurfacing project starts in Big Rapids

The City of Big Rapids began their biggest road resurfacing project in two years yesterday.
Crews are working on the following roads:

Free junior hunting licenses available to young hunters Sept. 13-14, courtesy of Meijer

Young hunters, ages 16 and under, will once again have the opportunity to get a free junior hunting license at all Meijer stores in Michigan on Sept. 13 and 14.

Youths must be accompanied by an adult, and should print out and bring the free junior hunting license coupon to the store's sporting goods department. The coupon is valid for any junior hunting license or mentored youth hunting license. Coupon found here:


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