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Big Rapids Radio Network Daily News

Big Rapids Radio Network Daily News
Your 2-minute top news headlines every weekday in the greater Big Rapids area! Hear on air at the top of the hour weekdays between 6:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. on NewsRadio WBRN.
Big Rapids Radio Network Daily News
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Thursday, Feb. 29

February 29th, 2024 12:00am
TalentFirst honors Riverview Elementary for reading proficiency in Big Rapids on Monday, the Big Rapids Parks & Recreation Department cancels Water Aerobics for the remainder of the winter session, and the Mecosta County Sheriff's Office responds to the scene of a mobile home fire in Big Rapids Township.

Wednesday, Feb. 28

February 28th, 2024 12:00am
Deputies dispatched to Little Bass Lake for attempted water rescue of a missing person, full 11-game slate announced for Ferris State University football in 2024, and Governor's Highway Safety Association says more than 33-hundred people were killed in the first half of 2023.

Tuesday, Feb. 27

February 27th, 2024 12:00am
The numbers are out when it comes to participation in Michigan's "first ever" in-person early voting option, the 2024 Top Safety Vehicle Picks are out, and the Big Rapids Cardinals fall to the Manistee Mariners in the opening round of postseason basketball action.

Monday, Feb. 26

February 26th, 2024 12:00am
Ferris State University men's and women's indoor track and field wraps up action at GLIAC Championships Sunday in University Center, Congressman John Moolenaar announces additional Michigan agriculture organizational support for his Supporting Farm Operations Act, and the trend towards "environmentally conscious" funeral options is on the rise.

Friday, Feb. 23

February 23rd, 2024 12:00am
A new report says the state of Michigan was the top state in the country in 20-23 for online gambling revenue, Tomorrow in downtown Big Rapids will be the 2024 Polar Plunge on Pine Street, the Detroit Lions announced they have re-signed kicker Michael Badgley.

Thursday, Feb. 22

February 22nd, 2024 12:00am
New poll out today surveying Michigan voters about potential matchup between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, Big Rapids boys' basketball avenges early season loss to rival Reed City to win the CSAA tournament championship, and Ford is sending more workers back to the office.

Wednesday, Feb. 21

February 21st, 2024 12:00am
Congressman John Moolenaar awarded the Distinguished Community Health Center Advocacy Award by the National Association of Community Health Centers, The state's payroll could soon be way bigger, and Ferris State University ice hockey hosting the Northern Michigan Wildcats this weekend for the Bulldogs' final regular-season home series of the year.

Tuesday, Feb. 20

February 20th, 2024 12:00am
A Michigan man confesses to the rape and murder of a tourist during a trip to Germany, Big Rapids boys' basketball completes heroic fourth quarter comeback to beat White Cloud in overtime thriller, and the K-12 Alliance is calling for a hearing and passage of the I-D-E-A Full Funding Act.

Monday, Feb. 19

February 19th, 2024 12:00am
High school boys’ basketball postseason brackets released over the weekend, the CDC expected to issue new guidelines for COVID symptoms, and Ferris State Volleyball heading to Spain and Portugal for international playing experience in May.

Friday, Feb. 16

February 16th, 2024 12:00am
Riley Vennix signs letter of intent to Northwood football, Ferris State women's basketball program taking part in supporting life-saving cancer research through Play4Kay campaign, nine measles cases already reported in the United States, and the Republican National Committee says Kristina Karamo is no longer chair of the Michigan Republican Party.

Thursday, Feb. 15

February 15th, 2024 12:00am
Ferris State University’s Center for Virtual Learning hosting GLIAC Esports Championship on Feb. 17 and 18, Pride Big Rapids will be holding their annual festival for the first time downtown this year, and warm temperatures have ski resorts up north struggling to turn a profit this winter.

Wednesday, Feb. 14

February 14th, 2024 12:00am
Inflation is falling but not as much as expected, two students from the Life Sciences and Pre-Medical Illustration program at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University recently had their classwork elevated to the global stage, and becoming an organ and tissue donor in Michigan just got a bit easier.

Tuesday, Feb. 13

February 13th, 2024 12:00am
Women’s Information Services Inc. (WISE) in Big Rapids has received a 5,000 donation from Gotion Inc., Michigan joins 20 other states to enact an 'Extremist Protection Order' law known as Red Flag Laws, and the latest report on west Michigan's economy shows business is slowing, but not to the point of a recession.

Monday, Feb. 12

February 12th, 2024 12:00am
Central Montcalm is slated to move from the CSAA “Gold” division to the “Silver” division for the next school year, Ferris State University’s Information Security and Intelligence program ranked as the top program in Michigan, and city commission meets this evening for loaded docket.

Friday, Feb. 9

February 9th, 2024 12:00am
Recent water main break on Ives Avenue scheduled for repair this morning, Reed City’s Dairy Depot staying put after agreement termination for potential Dollar General relocation, and Red Wings' Daniella Bruce says return for second half brings 'major excitement' for the Detroit Red Wings.

Thursday, Feb. 8

February 8th, 2024 12:00am
Michigan's new gun safety storage law takes effect in exactly a week, Ferris State College of Pharmacy students have opportunity to improve patient care skills through board game, and National Weather Service meteorologist says the warm days will be getting longer.

Wednesday, Feb. 7

February 7th, 2024 12:00am
Ferris State Football slated to announce the program's next class of incoming recruits today for National Signing Day, hackers are becoming a lot more interested in vehicles, and Rep. Tom Kunse, R-Clare, hosting local office hours in Evart and Clare soon.

Tuesday, Feb. 6

February 6th, 2024 12:00am
Northern Michigan homeowner's 911 call to police after shooting intruder brings suspicion, big dreams and desires part of former Ferris State grad Keisha Reynolds’ makeup as a young girl and now entrepreneurial leader, and Lions GM Brad Holmes excited about having the draft in the Motor City this April.

Monday, Feb. 5

February 5th, 2024 12:00am
City Commission receiving improvement insights on wastewater treatment plant at meeting tonight, two-vehicle accident near Perry Ave. near Waldron Way in Big Rapids leaves four injured Sunday, and Punxatawny Phil and Woody the Woodchuck at the Howell Nature Center see winter different times.

Friday, Feb. 2

February 2nd, 2024 12:00am
Ferris State University softball picked to finish fourth in GLIAC Preseason Coaches' Poll, seasonal weight and speed restrictions now officially enforced in Osceola County, and Google Trends expert says unique top search in Michigan was the "orange peel theory."

Thursday, Feb. 1

February 1st, 2024 12:00am
Cardinal quarterback and safety Riley Vennix commits to play at Northwood University next fall, a Northern Michigan teacher arrested for having a sexual relationship with a student, and Ferris State University HVACR students meeting 40 employers at inaugural career fair planned for Thursday, Feb. 1.

Wednesday, Jan. 31

January 31st, 2024 12:00am
Recent reports are saying people are leaving vacation time on the table, Big Rapids basketball claws back for non-conference win at Cedar Springs, and there's a critical need for blood in Michigan and nationwide.

Tuesday, Jan. 30

January 30th, 2024 12:00am
Michigan State Police is warning the public of a recent scam alert involving a former Trooper, 2021 Ferris graduate Amoreena Most honored by the Southeastern Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists as the 2022-23 Resident of the Year, and thousands of people who were wrongly accused of fraud by Michigan's Unemployment Insurance Agency are close to receiving a settlement.

Monday, Jan. 29

January 29th, 2024 12:00am
Ferris State University partnering with Corewell Health Big Rapids Women’s Cardiac Unit for "Red Out the Rink and Wink” athletics event on Feb. 3 to support women’s heart health, Detroit Lions' miraculous season comes to end after falling to 49ers in NFC Championship game, and 2023 numbers showed a record setting year for data breaches.

Friday, Jan. 26

January 26th, 2024 12:00am
Evart Police Department’s K-9, Koda, selected to receive an exclusive protective vest, Chair of the West Michigan Policy Forum, John Kennedy, feels the state's growth going in the wrong direction, and Michigan State Police reminding drivers how to safely navigate roundabouts.

Thursday, Jan. 25

January 25th, 2024 12:00am
Big Rapids track standout Oliviah Malloy signs letter of intent with Ferris State, members of the Big Rapids safety united to donate "buddy bench" to Eastwood Elementary School, and UAW announces it's supporting presidential vote for 2024.

Wednesday, Jan. 24

January 24th, 2024 12:00am
Federal, state and local officials sounding the alarm on significantly increased fire hazards during winter, Bulldog men's and women's basketball squads look to keep momentum going in road GLIAC doubleheaders, and Ford is upgrading it's in-car technology once again.

Tuesday, Jan. 23

January 23rd, 2024 12:00am
New report says Michigan's economic standing in the country has plummeted in personal income, Michigan Lottery's Lotto 47 4.37 million jackpot winning ticket drawn in Cadillac last Saturday night, and Ferris State University hosting two free FAFSA webinars dedicated to new process.

Monday, Jan. 22

January 22nd, 2024 12:00am
Detroit takes down Tampa Bay 31-23 at Ford Field Sunday to advance to NFC Championship, Ferris State women's basketball squad knocks off second #1 team in the nation Bulldogs takes down rival Grand Valley State, and snowmobiler crashes following hitting a patch of ice on trails in Green TWP.

Friday, Jan. 19

January 19th, 2024 12:00am
Ferris State's hockey team hosting Lake Superior State for Star Wars Night on Friday, government looking into reports of fires in some Chrysler minivans, and a new independent report appears to clear MSP of widespread policing discrimination.

Thursday, Jan. 18

January 18th, 2024 12:00am
Gotion plant project in Green TWP looking to break ground in Fall, Ferris State University alumnus T.J. Klein earns Excellence in Education Award from the Michigan Lottery, and Michigan DNR seeing trouble in deer population management.

Wednesday, Jan. 17

January 17th, 2024 12:00am
State of Michigan under an arctic air advisory issued by Triple-A Michigan, nationally ranked Ferris State University men's and women's basketball squads hosting Davenport for "Tropical Night" Thursday, and tax cuts are a no go in Michigan this year.

Tuesday, Jan. 16

January 16th, 2024 12:00am
Events held throughout Michigan yesterday to remember the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., CranHill Ranch hosing its annual family-fun Winterfest event coming up, and carmakers are having new supply chain issue open up with computer chips.

Monday, Jan. 15

January 15th, 2024 12:00am
Snowmageddon 2024 sees highs reaching 15 inches of snowfall and approximately 3,300 people with power outages, dramatic rescue made at Pictured Rocks after dog falls off the edge of cliff, and Jared Goff and Lions take down Matthew Stafford and the Rams for first playoff win since 1991.

Friday, Jan. 12

January 12th, 2024 12:00am
US National Weather Service issues winter storm warning for 18 different counties from 10 A.M. Friday to 7 P.M. Saturday, Big Rapids Basketball game versus Chippewa Hills Friday postponed due to weather, and Mecosta County residents to receive free smoke detectors after Gotion Inc. donates 2,500 for area families in need.

Thursday, Jan. 11

January 11th, 2024 12:00am
Ferris State University’s 38th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on deck next week, Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office releases public service announcement on discovered pills coming back positive for Methamphetamine, and infectious disease specialist at the DMC says virus levels in your body from COVID need more time to be discovered by a rapid test.

Wednesday, Jan. 10

January 10th, 2024 12:00am
Winter weather continues to pound West and Central Michigan; closes schools in advance, Detroit Lions tickets skyrocketing ahead of first home playoff game in 30 years, and Ferris State Softball celebrating 50 years with first-ever Diamond Dinner on Jan. 20.

Tuesday, Jan. 9

January 9th, 2024 12:00am
Significant snow and slippery roads expected over the next 28 hours in the local area, Michigan completes perfect season with 34-13 win over Washington to claim National Championship, and American Legion Post 98 and Big Rapids Baseball announce agreement for a 40-year revival of an area summer league team this May.

Monday, Jan. 8

January 8th, 2024 12:00am
Ferris State women's volleyball program announces plans for youth winter training clinics in January, Congressman John Moolenaar scheduled to visit the local area for office hours this month, and Ann Arbor police gearing up for Monday night's national championship game.

Friday, Jan. 5

January 5th, 2024 12:00am
A new state law regulating energy storage already seeing strong opposition, Ferris State University is planning a special one-stop service day on Saturday to help students prepare for the spring semester, and some changes coming for filing out taxes this year including increased standard duction.

Thursday, Jan. 4

January 4th, 2024 12:00am
Two-vehicle "t-bone" accident on 19 Mile Road leaves passenger injured, two senior advisors to former Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield charged with embezzlement, and winners to be announced today for North American Car, Truck, and Utility of the Year.

Wednesday, Jan. 3

January 3rd, 2024 12:00am
Michigan football wins the Rose Bowl over Alabama 27-20 in overtime to earn a trip to the National Championship, Ferris State women's basketball opens two-game road trip to New York with a 72-54 win over D'Youville, and 842 million dollar winning Powerball ticket lands to winner in Grand Blanc.

Tuesday, Jan. 2

January 2nd, 2024 12:00am
2023 car sales reports expected to show a better year than expected, Monday morning fight in Sparta Township involves machete, broken windows, and an arrest, and a Detroit Medical Clinic Psychologist explains how to effectively keep New Year's resolutions.

Monday, Jan. 1

January 1st, 2024 12:00am
Bulldog junior guard Ethan Erickson sets new single-game 3pt record in victory against Kuyper College, Sheriff Brian Miller revisits “the continuing problem and the lack of accountability in our juvenile justice system” in January editorial, and National Weather Service Meteorologist Brian Cromwell talks about unseasonably mild temperatures and very little snow during this past December.

Friday, Dec. 29

December 29th, 2023 12:00am
Ferris State University men's basketball squad returns from holiday break with two home contests, State Rep. Tom Kunse makes statement after uncovered failures by Unemployment Insurance Agency, and there's another sign stealing scandal in West Michigan...but one that has nothing to do with football.

Thursday, Dec. 28

December 28th, 2023 12:00am
2023 fails to be the year companies brought remote workers back to the office, over a million Corewell Health patients had personal information exposed during a second data breach, and Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University alum Katherine Westbrook on a mission to help give the centuries-old artistic medium lithography new life in the 21st century.

Wednesday, Dec. 27

December 27th, 2023 12:00am
Ferris State returns to Grand Rapids for Great Lakes Invitational on Thursday, one agency is trying to put a stop to fraudulent insurance claims, and Triple-A's weekly fuel gauge survey shows prices up to an average of 2.96 a gallon in Michigan.

Tuesday, Dec. 26

December 26th, 2023 12:00am
Two cars colliding results in one fatality and two other people injured in Gratton TWP, another throwback license plate will be available in the new year, and carmakers are preparing to close the books on a much better year than expected.

Monday, Dec. 25

December 25th, 2023 12:00am
Auto industry potentially finding things smoother in 2024, Ferris State University’s website named among the 10 best collegiate sites in the nation for the second year in a row, MSU Federal Credit Union employees, members, and the community collectively donate 735 gifts to Giving Tree partners.

Friday, Dec. 22

December 22nd, 2023 12:00am
Corewell Health receives 12,600 grant from Osceola County Community Foundation to support Reed City High School’s onsite clinic, a massive data breach may be impacting nearly 36-million people, and the Michigan Public Service Commission posts a request for proposals for a renewable energy and electrification infrastructure enhancement and development grant program.


Local High School Schedule & Scores

CSAA Basketball (Boys)


 District 35 Championship @Manistee

  Ludington @ Reed City - 7:00pm

    -> Game broadcasting on Big Country 100.9


 District 35 Tournament @Manistee

  Hart 42 @ Reed City 57

    -> Game broadcasting on Big Country 100.9

  Manistee 38 @ Ludington 67

 District 36 Tournament @Gladwin

  Chip Hills 38 @ Clare 50

 District 41 Tournament @Fremont

  Newaygo 61 @ Grant 57

 District 74 Tournament @Hesperia

  Ravenna 50 @ White Cloud 53


CSAA Basketball (Girls)

2/26/24 - 7:00pm

Tri County @ Montabella

2/27/24 - 7:00pm

 CSAA Tournament

  Grant @ Kent City

  Reed City @ Morley Stanwood

  Chip Hills @ White Cloud

2/29/24 - 7:00pm

Tri County @ White Cloud


Big Rapids Ice Hockey (12-12-1)

MHSAA Regional 21: 2/24/24

Big Rapids#4 4 @ E Grand Rapids#1 5 (OT)

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)

This Week's Poll

What place will the Lions finish in the NFC North?