Author: Jacob Johnson

Mesick Mushroom Fest To Go On This Year

With the morels popping out of the ground, it’s that time of year again for the Mesick Mushroom Fest. After taking a year off due to the pandemic, organizers are looking forward to seeing kids and kids at heart coming out and having a bit of safe fun. Rides, food and fun in-between, the festival has something for everyone. Gilbert…

Local Grocery Stores Team Up With Special Olympics To Raise Money For Athletes

Local grocery stores have launched a fundraiser to help a special cause. Special Olympics and Spartan-Nash stores have teamed up once again to give people an opportunity to make a difference and help provide year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. From now until May 16, shoppers can choose to make a donation to Special…

Mason Co Resource Center Provides Shelter, Protection, Advocacy to Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault

A local victim’s resource center is helping survivors of violent crimes who may be impacted by the new Michigan Jail’s Task Force Legislation passed last year. Communities Overcoming Violent Encounters (COVE) is a non-profit organization that provides resources for victims of sexual assault or domestic abuse; those include shelter, counselling, financial support, and other resources. The non-profit says since the justice reform package was passed,…

Sexual Assault Survivor Hopes to Bring Awareness After Attacker Gets Five Years Probation Due to New Michigan Law

‘This is the exact definition of a miscarriage of justice’

A sexual assault survivor is hoping to bring awareness after her attacker was sentenced to no jail time due to the recent Michigan Jails Task Force 2020 Legislative Package.  The law reduces misdemeanor crimes from spending time behind bars to probation in order to reduce the jail capacity. “I think that when this bill was passed, they didn’t really think about…