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Power outage update and resources available

The Mecosta County Emergency Manager has an update for residents on the widespread power outages that occurred Tuesday night and has also noted resources and services that are available to residents without power. 
 

POWER OUTAGE STATUS
Currently, Mecosta County has approximately 3026 customers without power. Most outages are Consumers Energy customers. They have posted a statement on their outage page with their goal to have the majority of customers restored by Saturday night and finish almost all of the work by the end of the weekend.

SERVICES AVAILABLE

FREE FOOD (one day event today), WATER CONTAINER FILLING, ELECTRONICS CHARGING, SHOWERS
Today, Friday 8/13, Mecosta County Parks and Consumers Energy will be hosting a free food event. See the following information from the Mecosta County Parks Facebook page:
In Partnership with Consumers Energy we will be hosting a community relief event tomorrow at Brower Park! We hope this event will provide some relief for those who are still without power and have been cleaning up from this weeks storms. Starting at 1:00 PM Free Food will be available from our local vendor Phat Matt's Food Truck. While picking up some food bring some water jugs to fill, grab a quick shower or hit the beach for a short dip to cool off. Before heading home grab a few free bags of ice! We're very grateful to Consumers Energy for sponsoring this event and working hard at getting power restored throughout the county. Food will be served by the Marina Bathhouse and parking lot on a first come first serve basis until product runs out. One meal per person please.
When visiting simply let the gate attendant know that you are without power and looking to utilize these services.

We ask that those visiting the park for non-relief purposes please pay appropriate park entrance fee's.

 
WATER CONTAINER FILLING, ELECTRONICS CHARGING, SHOWERS
Mecosta County Parks Commission is offering services at Brower Park, Paris Park, and Merrill-Gorrel Park from 10 a.m to 10 p.m daily for people still without power. Water container filling, electronics charging, and showers are available. When visiting, simply let the gate attendant know that you are without power and looking to utilize these services.
They ask that those visiting the park for non-relief purposes please pay appropriate park entrance fee's.

WATER CONTAINER FILLING, ELECTRONICS CHARGING

Morton Township has set up an outside self-serve water filling point and charging area at their Fire Station #1 in Canadian Lakes. These services are available 24 hours a day. The Fire Station is located at 8260 100th Avenue, just south of the ACE hardware store in Canadian Lakes. View the Morton Township Facebook Page here.

Weather

Local High School Schedule & Scores

CSAA Basketball (Boys)

2/19/24

White Cloud 48 @ Big Rapids 53 (OT)

  -> Game broadcasting on WBRN 1460am, 96.5fm

Lakeview 46 @ Tri County 54

C Montcalm 55 @ Kent City 52 (OT) 

Chip Hills 48 @ Newaygo 58

Grant 41 @ Reed City 60

2/19/24

Reed City 32 @ Cadillac 54

Morley Stanwood 68 @ Tri County 63

Shepherd 56 @ Chip Hills 39

Lakeview 58 @ St Louis 50

2/21/24

CSAA Tournament

  Big Rapids 48 @ Reed City 46 (CSAA Tourn Champ)

      -> Game broadcasting on WBRN 1460am, 96.5fm

      -> Big Rapids Wins CSAA Tournament

  Chip Hills 30 @ Kent City 56 (CSAA Tourn)

  C Montcalm 40 @ Newaygo 82 (CSAA Tourn)

  Lakeview 41 @ Morley Stanwood 52 (CSAA Tourn)

2/22/24 - 7:00pm

Montague @ Grant

Morley Stanwood @ Tri County (CSAA Tourn)

2/23/24 - 7:00pm

C Montcalm @ Midland Calvary Bap

CSAA Basketball (Girls)

2/19/24 - 7:00pm

Hart 45 @ Morley Stanwood 40

Newaygo 38 @ Oakridge 46

2/20/24 - 7:00pm

Chip Hills 33 @ Beal City 67

Big Rapids 39 @ Cadillac 41

Whitehall 44 @ Grant 71

Hesperia 18 @ Tri County 71

Lakeview 55 @ Pine River 41

Reed City 36 @ McBain 40

2/21/24 - 7:00pm

Shelby 41 @ Newaygo 48

2/23/24 - 7:30pm

Tri County @ Big Rapids (7:00p)

Reed City @ C Montcalm

Morley Stanwood @ Grant

Lakeview @ Kent City

Newaygo @ Chip Hills

 

Big Rapids Ice Hockey (12-12-1)

MHSAA Regional 21: 2/24/24

Big Rapids#4 @ E Grand Rapids#1 (7:15pm)

GR CC#3 @ GR Christian#2 (4:15pm)

CSAA Basketball Standings

CSAA - Boys

  1. Reed City 18-3 (10-0)
  2. White Cloud 16-5 (8-2)
  3. Big Rapids   15-6 (8-2)
  4. Grant   13-6 (8-2)
  5. Newaygo 13-8 (6-4)
  6. Central Montcalm 8-12 (4-6)
  7. Kent City 7-14 (4-6)
  8. Tri County 6-15 (3-7)
  9. Chip Hills 5-16 (3-7)
  10. Morley Stanwood 2-17 (1-9)
  11. Lakeview 5-16 (0-10)

CSAA - Girls

  1. Morley Stanwood 15-3 (8-1)
  2. Grant 13-4 (8-1)
  3. Kent City 15-4 (7-2)
  4. Reed City 11-8 (7-2)
  5. Big Rapids 10-8 (6-3)
  6. Lakeview 10-9 (4-5)
  7. Central Montcalm 8-11 (4-5)
  8. Newaygo 10-9 (3-6)
  9. White Cloud 7-13 (2-8)
  10. Tri County 3-14 (1-8)
  11. Chip Hills 1-18 (0-9)

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