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Big Rapids City Commission approves 2022 Deer Cull

There will be a deer cull in the City of Big Rapids' future.


The Big Rapids City Commission voted in favor of the cull last night during its meeting.


Sargent Ryan Meyers with the Big Rapids Department of Public Safety Police Division says Big Rapids has had deer culls within city limits over the last 15 years and 2022 is no different.


Meyers says through resident surveys and calls made to police about accidents involving deer, the Big Rapids DPS, Department of Natural Resources and USDA have determined a few areas including North Dekrafft Avenue, Ives Avenue, North 4th Avenue and Woodward Avenue to focus on between January and April.


According to the resolution, Big Rapids has up to 25 deer tags for the 2022 cull.


The cost of the deer cull will be just under $7,500.


In other business, the city commission approved a resolution naming a recently purchased 2.2 acre of of land just south of the old train depot, “Depot Park”.


Commissioner Johnathan Eppley was appointed Mayor pro-tem but the City Commission.


Commissioner Jennifer Cochran and Paula Priebe  was appointed to the West Michigan Regional Planning Commission for the 2022 Calendar Year.


Suzanne Wiggins was appointed to be the City’s representative to the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Committee.


Local High School Schedule & Scores

Week of 1/30/23:

Big Rapids:

Tuesday 1/31:

   - Girls Bball v Cadillac - 7:00pm W 55-42

   - Boys BBall @ Cedar Springs - 7:00pm W 38-32

Wednesday 2/1:

   - Boys Wrestling v Central Montcalm - 5:00pm

Friday 2/3:

   - Girls Bball v Morely Stanwood - 6:00pm 

   - Boys Bball v Morely Stanwood - 7:30pm

   - Boys Hockey @ Petosky - 6:00pm

Saturday 2/4:

    - Boys Hockey v Mattawan - 1:30pm

    - Boys Wrestling @ Grant - TBD CSAA Tourney

Reed City: 

Tuesday 1/31:

   - Girls Bball v Manistee - 7:00pm  W 59-44

   - Boys Bball @ Manistee: W 47-42

Wednesday 2/1:

   - Boys Wrestling @ 131 Showdown - 5:30pm

Friday 1/27:

   - Girls BBall @ Howard City - 6:00pm

   - Boys BBall @ Howard City - 7:30pm


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