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Statewide Tornado Drill Planned for Wednesday, April 19th

The Michigan State Police want residents and municipalities to join them in a statewide tornado drill on Wednesday, April 19th at 1:00PM. The annual drill comes as part of Michigan's severe weather awareness week....
Shepherd Maple Beer

Maple Beer and Maple Cider On-Tap in Shepherd

The Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival maple beer and maple cider are officially on tap. Shepherd Bar and Restaurant released the annual beer and hard cider at an event on Saturday. This year’s maple beer...
Pere Marquette Rail Trail solar system sculpture Coleman

Solar System Sculpture Opens on Pere Marquette Rail Trail in Coleman

A sculptural representation of the solar system opened on the Pere Marquette Rail Trail in Coleman. The opening ceremony for the sculptures is set for May 20th at 10:00AM. Midland resident Bob Mass designed...

2017 Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival Preview

The Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival will take place this ear from April 27th to April 30th and Shepherd will be filled with garage sales, carnival fun, craft shows, a tractor pull, and oh yeah...The...
Rep. John Moolenaar

Rep. John Moolenaar Announces April Staff Office Hours

Congressman John Moolenaar announced his April office hours in mid-Michigan. Here’s a list of dates and office hours for the month: April 25 2:30-3:30 p.m. Isabella County Building Room 320 200 North Main St, Mount Pleasant April 27 1-2 p.m. Harrison City Hall 2105...
Jenny from Jenny's Diner and Chris Spachman

Thank You Jenny!

As someone who grew up in Shepherd, it is extremely sad to see Jenny's Diner close. I will miss...well everything because the food was great no matter what! The one thing that will keep...
Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival

Shepherd Police Announce Maple Syrup Festival Street Closures

Believe it or not, we're only a month away from the Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival. Thousands flock to the sweetest little town anywhere around for this annual April event. This year, the Maple Syrup...
Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox One of Three to Speak at CMU in April

“Orange is the New Black” star Laverne Cox is one of three speakers scheduled to appear at Central Michigan University in April. Cox will speak at 7:00PM on Monday, April 24th at Finch Fieldhouse....
Jenny's Diner Shepherd

Jenny’s Diner in Shepherd to Close on April 2nd

Jenny Packer plans to close the doors at Jenny's Diner on April 2nd. After 18 years of serving Shepherd, Packer said she wants to spend more time with her grandchildren. Jenny’s Catering business will...
United Way of Gratiot and Isabella Counties

United Way of Gratiot and Isabella Counties Nearing $900,000 Annual Goal

The United Way of Gratiot and Isabella Counties is about 99% of the way toward its $900,000 goal for the annual giving campaign. The community has donated $890,310 to United Way causes so far,...