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Police search for parole absconder following chase in Newaygo Co.

 

Police in Newaygo County are searching for a suspect they say is wanted on a parole absconder warrant and multiple other crimes in Newaygo and Mecosta County.

 

Deputies with the Newaygo Co. Sheriff's Office attempted to stop a vehicle driven by 48-year old Austin Vodry of Newaygo. Vodry then fled the Croton area in his vehicle and entered Kent County where the pursuit was called off.

 

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Vodry or his vehicle are asked to contact Deputy Peacock at 231-689-7303 or Central Disaptch at 231-689-5288.

Rose Lake man arrested following police standoff and chase

A Rose Lake man was arrested on Monday following a standoff with law enforcement.

 

The Osceola County Sheriff's Office says the suspect became violent with a homeowner after consuming alcohol with some friends. The suspect assaulted the homeowner and his wife during his outburst. He then acquired a handgun and fired one round inside the home.

 

The homeowners left the residence and went to the hospital for their injuries sustained during the altercation. The suspect barricaded himself inside the residence and would not communicate with deputies.

 

As deputies were executing a search warrant, the suspect fled the home on foot.

 

A drone team was able to track the suspect, they say the suspect became disoriented due to the cold.

 

Police located the Rose Lake man several hundred yards from the roadway and escorted to an awaiting ambulance.

 

The suspect was lodged at the Osceola County Jail for assault with a dangerous weapon, assault to do great bodily harm less than murder, felony firearm violation, and a probation violation.

Mecosta Co. Sherriff's Blotter: 1/27-1/30

1/27/23

At 5:07pm, deputies responded to a mental health complaint, at a residence in Green TWP. A female was taken into protective custody after making suicidal statements. Transported to Corewell Health Hospital without issue.

 

Calls for service 15

Traffic accidents 3

 

1/28/23

Calls for service 10

Traffic accidents 5

Car/deer accidents 1

 

1/29/23

Traffic accidents 2

Calls for service 7

 

1/30/23

At 6:35pm, deputies responded to a disorderly  complaint, at a residence in Green twp.   Caller advised that his G/F's son  showed up at the residence and was being aggressive.  The male subject was arrested for a probation violation.

 

Calls for service 7

Traffic accidents 1

Reed City Police Blotter: 1/16-1/29

Monday…1/16
Officers were dispatched to a complaint regarding an attempt to fraudulently obtain a prescription. The matter is under investigation.


An officer issued an abatement for a damaged fence. Pending on removal or fixing of the fence.


Wednesday …1/18
The School Liaison Officer assisted the Elementary School staff that were having difficulties contacting a parent of a sick student that needed to go home. The officer was able to contact the parents.


After stopping a 38 year old woman for disregarding a stop sign she was issued an appearance citation for having a suspended license. She was also cited for the stop sign and having an expired plate. A license driver drove the vehicle away.


An officer issued an abatement for a large amount of trash in the front and side of a property.


An officer issued an abatement for having a horse in city limits and for having a large amount of trash in the yard.


An officer issued an abatement to someone that was staying in a camper behind a residence.


An officer responded to a call regarding a man making suicidal threats. Upon arrival, officer noticed the male was extremely intoxicated. He denied being suicidal. He was checked over by EMS and refused treatment or to be taken to the hospital.


Thursday …1/19
The School Liaison Officer assisted with a Reed City Middle School student that assaulted a staff member.


Officers arrested a 22-year-old woman on an outstanding warrant for Child Neglect.


Friday …1/20
An officer conducted a traffic stop for minor traffic infraction. The 46-year-old male driver was arrested on 2 different warrants.


The School Liaison Officer was informed that a Reed City High School student might be in possession of a personal video of another student that was taken without their permission. Case is still under investigation.


An officer investigated a possible fraudulent check situation.


The School Liaison Officer was called to the Reed City High School in regards of a student making
comments about suicide. After investigating and talking to the parents, it was determined that the student was no threat to themselves.

 

An officer assisted Osceola Sheriff Office with the well being check on a 34yr old female. Upon arrival to the house, no one was home.


An officer responded to a call regarding possible adult abuse/neglect. Case is still under investigation.


Saturday …1/21
An officer was dispatched to a home regarding possible child abuse. Case is still under investigation and was sent to CPS.


An officer was contacted regarding an argument between family members and allegations of adult abuse. Situation was de-escalated before the officer left and the matter is under further investigation.


Sunday …1/22
An officer was contacted regarding some text messages about some inappropriate behavior.
An officer was contacted to do a welfare check on a 26yr old female that was having an argument with her 25yr old boyfriend. Upon arrival, both individuals were fine.


An officer was dispatched to a residence where it was alleged there had been a minor assault between a dating couple. There were no injuries and the individuals separated. The matter has been sent to the prosecutor for possible charges.

 

Monday…1/23

An officer was called regarding some graffiti/vandalism that was found on the North Chestnut Bridge. Case is still under investigation.


An officer was called about a suspicious letter that a 73yr old male received. After investigation, no threat to anyone was found.


An officer was contacted regarding a VIN verification on a snowmobile.


An officer arrested a 32yr old female for trespassing the Reed City Hospital after exhibiting threatening behavior and refusing to leave.


Tuesday …1/24
An officer was dispatched to the Reed City Hospital regarding a 15yr old male who physically assaulted his mother while in the emergency room.


The School Liaison officer got reports from a High School student about a possible incident between two brothers resulting with an injury to the head.


An officer is investigating a case where a parent of a male initially refused to take him to the hospital after suffering a head injury. Case was transferred to CPS for further investigation. Charges of obstructing an officer have also been requested.


Thursday …1/26
Officers assisted with drug interdiction efforts.


An officer served a notice of trespassing. The man was unwanted at a local establishment after his behavior the previous day.


An officer was dispatched to a residence after a 911 call came in from a juvenile alleging possible abuse. After investigation, the abuse was unfounded.


Friday …1/27
The School Liaison officer was notified regarding in appropriate use of a cell phone at the high school. The matter is under investigation.


The School Liaison officer responded to the elementary school regarding a juvenile being assaultive toward staff members. The student was taken to the hospital for evaluation and treatment. The matter has been sent to the prosecutor for possible charges.


Saturday …1/28
Officers issued a citation for failing to clean up refuse.

Officers assisted Osceola County Sheriff Department corrections officer with transporting an inmate from the hospital to the jail.


Sunday …1/29
An officer was dispatched regarding a person slumped over the wheel of a car. Upon arrival and after
investigation, the officer arrested the man on an outstanding warrant. Approximately 2.5 grams of cocaine was found and seized. The matter us under further investigation.

Clare Co. Search team finds body of missing Ogemaw County woman

The body of a missing woman has been found in Clare County.

 

Deputies say they found the body of 34-year-old Sara Burns in the Leota area on Saturday.

 

Burns was reported missing to the Ogemaw County Sheriff's Office January 17th.

 

She was last seen January 9th in the Prescott area where she had been staying after leaving her previous residence in the Houghton Lake area.

A number of area non-profits benefit from Great Lakes Energy's People's Fund

A number of area non-profits have been awarded money through Great Lakes Energy's People Fund.

 

Angels of Action here in Big Rapids was awarded $1,000 for summer family engagement, nutrition, and literacy programs. Bread of Life Food Pantry in Baldwin was awarded $2,000 for food and supplies for the greater Lake County area and Reed City Area District Library was awarded $2,000 for backyard games and seating.

 

Since its inception in 1999, the People Fund has awarded more than $4.2 million in grants to organizations in the cooperative’s 26-county service area which stretches from Kalamazoo to the Straits of Mackinac.


 

The People Fund is yet another example of the cooperative business model making a positive difference in the lives of the community,” Great Lakes Energy President/CEO Shaun Lamp said. “This program allows us to combine the power of the cooperative’s reach with the generosity of our members to make a positive impact in the communities we serve.”


 

Funding for the program comes from members of the electric cooperative who agree to have their monthly bills rounded up to the next whole dollar. Members are encouraged to enroll in the People Fund online at gtlakes.com or by contacting Great Lakes Energy’s office.

 

 

Central Area:

  • Angels of Action, Big Rapids: $1,000 for summer family engagement, nutrition, and literacy programs.

  • Bread of Life Food Pantry, Baldwin: $2,000 for food and supplies for the greater Lake County area.

  • Caritas Food Pantry, Custer: $2,000 for purchasing canvas bags for the pantry.

  • Carr Community Volunteer Fire Department, Inc., Branch: $2,500 for turnout gear for new volunteer firefighters.

  • Circle Rocking S Children’s Farm Inc., Free Soil: $3,000 for roof repair, asphalting for handicap, and a hard drive.

  • Eagle Village, Hersey: $1,393 to convert current fluorescent lighting to LED to increase energy efficiency.

  • Gateway to Success Academy, Scottville: $2,000 for a garden and sustainability center, contingent on raising the rest of the funding needed.

  • Grant Township Fireman’s Association, Manistee: $1,900 for task-appropriate turnout gear.             

  • Habitat for Humanity of Mason County, Scottville: $1,000 for their ramp program.

  • Irons Seventh-day Adventist Church, Irons: $3,500 for the Irons Community Center and Food Pantry for fill, limestone, and excavation around the building, lawn, and parking lot.

  • Lake County Habitat of Humanity, Baldwin: $2,500 towards home construction, contingent on raising the rest of the funding needed.

  • Lincoln Township Fire Department, Reed City: $2,400 for firefighter safety communications equipment.

  • Mid-Michigan Honor Flight, Inc., Mecosta: $1,000 for #13 and #14 honor flights and missions.

  • Norman Township Fire Department, Wellston: $1,500 for Seek Thermal imaging cameras.

  • Osceola County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Reed City: $7,000 for purchasing vital safety equipment for the CERT team.

  • Pathfinder Community Library, Baldwin: $2,399.97 for replacing two aging public computers and one staff computer.

  • Reed City Area District Library, Reed City: $2,000 for backyard games and seating.

  • Riverside Park Campground, Scottville: $3,000 for the City of Scottville Riverside Park & Campground public restroom refurbishment project.

  • Sable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association, Ludington: $1,000 for an informational panel for the fog signal building.

  • Sandcastles Children's Museum, Ludington: $5,000 for the Hola! Speaking Spanish at Sandcastles! exhibit.

  • Staircase Youth Services, Ludington: $500 for the Back-to-School Backpack Bonanza.

  • Western Michigan Fair Association, Ludington: $1,500 for roofing repair.

Moolenaar Staff available to discuss constituent assistance

In February, staff members from the office of Congressman John Moolenaar will host meeting times across the district where constituents can sit down to discuss personal casework issues they are having with a federal agency.

 

Last year, Moolenaar's office helped thousands of constituents who needed assistance with a federal agency, including the VA and the IRS. The office helped constituents cut through federal red tape and reclaim millions of dollars owed to them by the federal government.

 

Staff members will be available at the following times and places:

 

February 1, 2023
11:00 AM -12:00 PM
City Building
200 South Main Street
Evart, MI 49631

February 2, 2023
9:00-10:00 AM
Hastings Public Library
227 East State Street
Hastings, MI 49058

12:00-1:00 PM
City Building
28 State Road
Newaygo, MI 49337

2:30-3:30 PM
City Building
320 West Broadway Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

4:00-5:00 PM
Alma Public Library
525 East Superior Street
Alma, MI 48801

February 6, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Township Library
80 North Union Street
Sparta, MI 49345

February 7, 2023
10:30-11:30 AM
Manistee City Hall
70 Maple Street
Manistee, MI 49660

12:00-1:00 PM
Township Building
145 Main Street
Sunfield, MI 48890

1:00-2:00 PM
Ludington General Offices
400 South Harrison Street
Ludington, MI 49431

February 9, 2023
9:00-10:00 AM
Hart Public Library
415 South State Street
Hart, MI 49420

10:00-11:00 AM
County Building
401 West Cedar Avenue
Gladwin, MI 48624

11:00-12:00 PM
Community Library
3900 White Lake Drive
Whitehall, MI 49461

12:00-1:00 PM
City Hall
201 East Railway Street
Coleman, MI 48618

2:30-3:30 PM
Portland District Library
334 Kent Street
Portland, MI 48875

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Library
812 Michigan Avenue
Baldwin, MI 49304

February 13, 2023
3:00-4:00 PM
Township Library
80 North Union Street
Sparta, MI 49345

1:30-2:30 PM
Township Building
3509 Sehler Street
Conklin, MI 49403

February 15, 2023
9:00-10:00 AM
City Building
652 North William Street
Carson City, MI 48811

12:30-1:30 PM
City Building
200 North Lake Street
Cadillac, MI 49601

3:00-4:00 PM
Big Rapids City Hall
226 North Michigan Avenue
Big Rapids, MI 49307

Female driver involved in rollover crash on New Millpond Road

Mecosta County Sheriff Brian Miller is reminding residents to buckle up and be careful when traveling on area roads now that we have gotten ice and snow following a rollover crash Saturday. 

 

Deputies say it happened on New Millpond road south of 15 Mile road.

 

The 53-year old female driver complained of head pain. Mecosta County EMS took her to Corewell Health Big Rapids Hospital for a medical evaluation.  

 

Big Rapids looking for residents to fill select board vacancies

The City of Big Rapids is looking for residents to fill various board positions.

 

City Communications Coordinator Lilly Franklin says they are looking to fill seats on Assessment Board of Review, Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, Compensation Commission, Dial-A-Ride Council, Property Maintenance Board of Appeals and Zoning Board of Appeals.

 

Franklin says it's a great way for residents to get involved with the city.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the City Clerks Office  (231)592-4020.

Court of Appeals strikes down minimum wage increase

A ruling by the Michigan Court of Appeals stops the state's minimum wage from increasing to $13.03 in February and keeps current wage and benefit requirements intact.

 

The Thursday ruling reverses a lower court decision in July of last year that would have increased minimum wage in the state by nearly $3. Had the Court of Appeals not acted, minimum wage in the state would have increased from $10.10 to $13.03, and tipped minimum wage would have also increased significantly, eventually matching minimum wage in 2024.

 

The decision will be appealed to the Michigan Supreme Court.

State Senate approves earned income tax credit expansion

Michigan's Earned Income Tax Credit will be expanded under a bill passed Thursday by the State Senate on a vote of 27-11.

 

The plan's sponsor Democrat Kristen McDonald Rivet says it will lift more taxpayers out of poverty. But a number of Republicans voted no, saying they favor tax relief that would benefit all Michigan taxpayers.

 

The State Senate also approved a plan to eliminate the socalled retirement tax, on Michiganders who receive a pension.

Nurses at McLaren Central Health vote to strike

Nurses at McLaren Central in Mount Pleasant have voted to authorize a potential strike.

 

In doing so, they joined nurses at MyMichigan Alma, which also voted to provide their elected bargaining team with the ability to call for a strike. The Michigan Nurses Association says the votes come despite McLaren threatening nurses with the loss of healthcare and even their jobs should they strike.

 

The union says a 10-day notice would be provided before any strike begins at either hospital.

 

Nurses at both facilities have been working under expired contracts since November.

Whitmer calls for lawmakers to pass cuts in retirement taxes, increases in earned income tax credit during speech

"The state of our state is strong, and ready to go." Those words from Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer last night, as she delivered her fifth State of the State address inside the state Capitol. 

 

The Governor outlined an agenda during a joint session of the house and senate. 

 

Whitmer first addressed Michiganders affected by inflation. 

 

"The #1 issue for folks trying to make ends meet is costs. First: let’s roll back the retirement tax, saving half a million households $1,000 a year. Second: let’s expand the Working Families Tax Credit, delivering at least $3,000 refunds to 700,000 families. And third: Pre-K for All to save families an average of $10,000 a year and ensure every 4-year-old in Michigan gets a great start. With inflation, every dollar saved makes a difference. That’s why we’re moving fast. Parts of the plan have already been introduced by Representatives Witwer and Shannon and Senators Hertel and McDonald Rivet. Let’s get it done." Whitmer said. 

 

With a state budget surplus projected to reach over $9-Billion by next fall, the Governor also proposed funding for free preschool access to all 4-year-olds in Michigan.   

 

"Let’s expand our bipartisan preschool effort—the Great Start Readiness Program—so every 4-year-old in Michigan can access a free, public preschool education by the end of my second term. This investment will ensure children arrive at kindergarten ready to learn and saves their families upwards of $10,000 a year. It helps parents, especially moms, go back to work. And it will launch hundreds more preschool classrooms across Michigan, supporting thousands of jobs. Together, we can lower costs for Michiganders feeling the pain of inflation right now. For our seniors, families, and kids, let’s get this done." Whitmer said. 

 

Whitmer also announced wanting to have universal background checks for people who want to buy firearms and strict safe storage laws. 

 

To read the full speech CLICK HERE

White Cloud woman arrested for hitting school bus while intoxicated

A woman in Lincoln Township, near White Cloud, has been arrested for t-boning a school bus while drunk.

 

Tuesday night, Deputies in Newaygo County received a call in Lincoln Township that an SUV, driven by a 49-year-old woman from White Cloud, failed to stop at the scene of a crash. They were able to locate the SUV near the scene.

 

She was charged with failure to stop at the scene of a crash, operating while intoxicated and resisting.

 

The White Cloud Public Schools bus driver and two passengers were not injured.

Ferris State student collaboration hosting fundraiser for women's heart health

In partnership with Ferris State Athletics, the Sports Careers student organization and sports
communication classes will be hosting a “Red Out” fundraiser event to support women’s heart health
and Corewell’s Big Rapids Cardiopulmonary Unit.


The event will be taking place Saturday, Feb. 11 during the Ferris State women’s basketball at 1:00 p.m., men’s basketball at 3:00 p.m., and hockey game at 6:07 p.m. in the Ewingleben Sports Complex.


“It's great to be back promoting our annual Red Out the Wink and the Rink event for Corewell Health Big Rapids Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit in celebration of the American Heart Associations ‘Go Red for
Women’ campaign,” Sports communication professor and advisor Sandra Alspach said.


Silent auction items will be available at the event for bidding, including Grand Rapids Griffins gear, Ferris football and hockey signed memorabilia, and other local business gift baskets. All proceeds as well as other donations during event activities go directly to the Big Rapids Cardiopulmonary unit.


All fans and attendees are encouraged to wear red alongside all three teams in support of the cause.


“We are very excited to be participating in the Red Out game on Feb. 11 vs Bemidji State University,”
Ferris State hockey coach Bob Daniels said. “The event will help bring attention to women’s heart health and will also be a great opportunity for our fans to show school spirit.”


For more information, following the club on social media at “Ferris State Sports Careers RSO” and on
ferrisstatebulldogs.com.

Slick roads cause three separate crashes in Mecosta Co. Wednesday

There were a handful of accidents in Mecosta County Wednesday because of slick roads due to snow and ice.

 

The Mecosta County Sheriff's Office says the first one happened on US-131 Southbound near 18 Mile Rd in Green Twp. The accident occurred when a 70-year old man from Indiana loss control of his vehicle and rolled in the median. The driver received non-life threatening injuries.

 

The second, happened  on 9 Mile Rd east of 50th Ave in Wheatland Township. The accident occurred when a 32-year-old man lost control of his vehicle and crossed a ditch hitting a wire fence and fence post. The driver had no injuries and the female passenger had non-life threatening injuries.

 

The third crash happened  at 5 Mile and 130th Ave in Deerfield Twp. Two New York residents were traveling east bound, lost control and struck a tree. The passenger, a 57-year-old from New York, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The driver, 57-year-old man, was not hurt.

Late night food delivery service satisfying Mecosta Co. residents cravings

Have you ever craved something sweet in the middle of the night but there was no delivery and no place open? Well your luck is about to change as two local residents have started a business with you and your cravings in mind. 


Jamie Hillman of Mecosta and Shante Johnson-Deason of Weidman started ‘Midnight Mobile Munchies’ a late night delivery service operating Fridays and Saturdays from 8pm-3am offering desserts and other delicious sweets. They also deliver throughout Mecosta County.   


"We are night owls and we like to bake, so one night we were just sitting and I had a craving for something sweet like chocolate cake, I live in Mecosta and there is not a lot around here in terms of delivery especially after a certain time and that’s when I had the idea that there has to more people like me craving the munchies during late night hours and that’s how we created ‘Midnight Mobile Munchies’ ” Hillman said. 


Midnight Mobile Munchie sells its goods under the Cottage Law for the state of Michigan. 


Everything is baked fresh, we sell brownies, cookies, muffins, no-bake rice crispy treats, chocolate covered pretzels and more. Our menu is always evolving.” Hillman said. 


Last weekend was a pilot weekend for Hillman and Deason to see if their idea would be successful. After posting advertisements on a number of Facebook groups about their business, Hillman says they had a great weekend. 


Friday night we covered our startup costs and Saturday night it blew up for us and we were getting an order every 45 minutes, we were in Big Rapids, Mecosta, Stanwood, up in Barryton.” We were reaching people and it was really neat.” Hillman said.  


Hillman and Deason hope to have another successful weekend. 


For more information or to purchase delicious desserts, log on to MidnightMobileMunchies.com

Two Big Rapids Middle School Students honored

Two Big Rapids Middle School students were honored by the Big Rapids Department of Public Safety this week.

 

On Tuesday, Student Resource Officer Andre Torres presented Aaron Brown and Daniel Langell with awards of excellence.

 

According to the Big Rapids DPS Facebook page, during an unplanned lockdown at the middle school, Brown and Langell were in the gymnasium with a classmate who could not go down the stairs. The two boys acted quickly, picked up their classmate, and took him to a safe area until the lockdown was complete.

 

Big Rapids DPS says their quick actions and selfless behaviors are a true testament to their character.

State Senate working on earned income tax bill

Before you file your 2022 taxes, you may want to wait for the potential passage of Senate Bill 3.

 

The proposal, which is advancing in the State Senate would increase Michigan's Earned Income Tax Credit.

 

If passed, the benefits are retroactive, which means those eligible could see up to an extra $750 dollars on tax returns. Next, the bill has moved to the Michigan Senate floor for a vote.

Judge approves $20 million for unemployment fraud settlement

A judge has approved a $20 million class-action settlement covering thousands of people who were wrongly accused of fraud by Michigan when seeking unemployment benefits.

 

People accused of cheating to get jobless aid, were forced to repay money, along with substantial penalties, before the Unemployment Insurance Agency finally acknowledged widespread errors that affected more than 40,000 people. Although refunds were issued, the state still was sued by people who argued that their right to be heard was violated while they tried to sort things out.

 

Court of Claims Judge Douglas Shapiro, who signed off on the deal last week, says more than 8,000 people have been identified as possible beneficiaries of the settlement so far.

Greenville man charged with felony following assault of another man in Montcalm Co.

A 58-year old Greenville man is behind bars following a fight at a residence in Montcalm County.

It happened late Friday night, deputies were sent to a home in Montcalm Township where they found a 56-year old Greenville man unconscious after being assaulted. Police say the victim was unconscious and bleeding from his head. 

 

EMS transported the Greenville man to Corewell Health Butterworth Hospital. 

 

As of Monday, the victim was taken out of ICU, but remains in the hospital, and is in and out of consciousness. Police arrested the suspect, 58-year old David Thompson at the scene.

 

He has been charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and remains in jail with a $175,000 bond. 

Alcohol a factor in two vehicle crash

Deputies in Mecosta County believe alcohol is a factor in a two vehicle crash Friday evening. 

 

It happened on Taft Road near New Millpond Road.

 

An investigation found that a 30- year old woman from Big Rapids ran the stop sign and struck a vehicle driven by a 44- year old woman from Big Rapids. 

 

The 30-year old driver was taken by Mecosta Co EMS to Corewell Health Big Rapids for non-life threatening injuries.

Mecosta County Sheriff's Office Blotter: 1/19-1/21

1/19/23

At 3:44pm, deputies made a traffic stop on 30th/Arthur in Sheridan TWP.  The stop resulted in the male driver being arrested on a warrant.  He was lodged at the Mecosta County jail.

 

At 3:00pm, deputies transported a mental patient from Big Rapids Spectrum Hospital to Grand Rapids.

 

Calls for service 7

Car/deer accidents 1

Traffic accidents 2

 

1/20/23

At 1:03am, deputies made a traffic stop on US-131 in Big Rapids TWP.  The stop resulted in the male driver being arrested for OWI.  The male driver was lodged at the Mecosta County Jail.

 

Calls for service 5

Traffic accidents 3

 

1/21/23

Traffic accidents 1

Calls for service 13

Tax Season starts today

The tax season kicks into high gear today when taxpayers can begin filing returns.

 

Tax experts says refunds are expected to be lower than previous years because various tax credits and other programs put into place during the pandemic have been cut or are ending.

 

The filing deadline is April 18th.

Weather

Local High School Schedule & Scores

Week of 1/23/23:

Big Rapids:

Monday 1/23:

   - Boys Hockey v TC St Francis: W 5-2

Tuesday 1/24:

   - Girls Bball v Kent City: W 48-37

   - Boys Bball v Kent City: W 66-54

Wednesday 1/25:

    - Boys Hockey @ TC Central - 6:00pm

    - Boys Wrestling @ Lakeview - 5:00pm

Friday 1/27:

   - Girls Bball @ Grant - 6:00pm

   - Boys Bball @ Grant - 7:30pm

Saturday 1/28:

    - Boys Wrestling @ Kellogsville - 9:00am

    - Boys Hockey v Cheboygan - 2:00pm

Reed City: 

Tuesday 1/24:

   - Girls Bball v Newyago: W 42-29

   - Boys Bball v Neywaygo: W 60-33

Wednesday 1/25:

   - Boys Wrestling @ Lakeview - 5:00pm

Friday 1/27:

   - Girls BBall @ Manistee - 7:00pm

   - Boys BBall @ Morley Stanwood - 7:30pm

    - Boys Wrestling @ Gaylord - 5:30pm

Saturday 1/28:

   - Boys Wrestling @ Gaylord - 10:00am

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