Michigan community

Electric Vehicle Road Rally Aims to Educate West Michigan Community on Going Green

MUSKEGON, MI – Electric cars, motorcycles and even a golf cart poured into the parking lot at Lakes Mall Meijer for the 2021 Drive Electric Earth Day road rally. The Triangular Circuit – taking participants just under 150 miles of Muskegon, Holland, Grand Rapids and back to Muskegon – brought together the electric vehicle (EV) …

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Consumers Energy Awards $ 50,000 to fund Michigan small community projects

JACKSON, MI – A total of $ 50,000 has been awarded to small Michigan communities in Oscoda, Livingston and Gratiot counties. The Consumers Energy Foundation’s Put Your Town on the Map competition pushed small communities of populations of up to 10,000 people to develop project ideas designed to make Michigan’s small communities a better place …

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Michigan community members do minor car repairs and help minorities avoid interactions with police

(WXYZ) – The group is called Southeast Michigan Pull Over Prevention, and behind this effort are community members on a mission to curb unnecessary police interactions. “What we are doing is minimizing or hopefully eliminating unnecessary encounters with the police by doing simple repairs on people’s cars … which can be prohibitive for people,” said …

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Former Olympic runner considered “inspiration” to western Michigan community

GRAND HAVEN, Michigan – A former Olympic runner is remembered for his impact in western Michigan. Paul McMullen died Thursday in a skiing accident at Caberfar Peaks, near Cadillac. “A numbing shock,” said Lindsay Delorme, a close friend of McMullen’s, who has coached alongside him for the past several years. “People are still trying to …

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Quiet Mid-Michigan community worried about thefts

OVID, Mich. (WILX) – Residents of Ovid are concerned about various thefts and attempted break-ins in their small town. According to Ovid’s Police Chief Al Goodrich, things like car change, a catalytic converter, and a handgun were taken from people’s vehicles. Although only a few thefts have been reported, many have caught people looking at …

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Western Michigan community rallies around teacher with rare bone cancer

BYRON CENTER, Michigan – Less than a month after being diagnosed with rare bone cancer, the western Michigan community is supporting a beloved teacher at Byron Center. “It will be a long process,” Sierra Zylstra said. “It was definitely a shock for me and my family. “ Earlier this month, doctors diagnosed Zylstra with osteosarcoma …

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6 women from the MSU community and Mid-Michigan honored with the 2021 Inspiration Prize

On February 3, the MSU Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen) presented six exceptional women with the 2021 Inspiration Award. The Inspiration Awards spotlight MSU’s Mid-Michigan employees, students and community members who demonstrate inclusive action and influence for gender equality and social justice, according to the GenCen website. Three award categories have been awarded …

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Ice rink brings Michigan community together during bleak winter

When that inner voice spoke to Scott Chittle and told him to “build it,” the Manton, Michigan resident felt compelled to listen. When the pandemic forced the closures, Chittle decided Manton needed an outdoor rink more than anything. It doesn’t matter that his own kids haven’t even skated – or that hardly any kid in …

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Hometown Kid featured in Gilmore and in a book – Michigan Community Voices

KALAMAZOO (MICH.) – When Edward Callahan started playing the piano at the age of 5, he might not have realized that his journey would inspire others. Callahan, a 2006 graduate of Kalamazoo Central High School, will be the featured artist at Gilmore Keysfest on Friday February 19 and 20. In addition to giving a virtual …

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