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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

CSAA Basketball (Boys)

11/27/23 - 7:00pm

Saranac 43 @ Central Montcalm 52

Lakeview 35 @ Tri County 70

Grant 57 @ Ludington 82

Comstock Park 43 @ Newaygo 57

11/28/23 - 7:00pm

Ravenna @ Kent City

Beal City @ Morley Stanwood

McBain @ Reed City

Bullock Creek @ Chip Hills

Big Rapids @ Shepherd

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Baldwin @ White Cloud

11/29/23 - 7:00pm

Central Montcalm @ Carson City-Crystal

Tri County @ GR Aviation

Newaygo @ Oakridge

11/30/23 - 7:00pm

Newaygo @ Chip Hills

12/1/23 - 7:00pm

Tri County @ Big Rapids

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Reed City @ Central Montcalm

Morley Stanwood @ Grant

Lakeview @ Kent City

White Cloud @ Shelby


CSAA Bowling (Boys & Girls)

12/2/23 - 2:00pm

Big Rapids @ Lakeview

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