Freshman year looks different from home

Thousands of dorm rooms at Michigan State lay empty. Each year, campus normally is home to around 14,000 students, many of them freshman. This year, that number is down to less than 2,000. COVID-19 is the thing to blame. Thousands of freshmen are starting their college experience in the same bedroom they grew up in.

Humane society connects families to pets

The Capital Area Humane Society held a fundraiser in Grand Ledge earlier this month. The proceeds of the fundraiser will go toward its operations and helping animals in the shelter’s care find their forever home. Kelly Chesser of Grand Ledge is one of the many who have adopted a furry friend from the Capital Area Humane Society.

Grand Ledge area women meet to knit as part of the Crafting with a Cause group. They work on items such as blankets for those in need.

Group knits together Grand Ledge community

Cheryl Mulder started Crafting for a Cause in fall 2016 as a way to give back to the Grand Ledge area. Group members spend their time around a large table knitting and talking with one another. They started off making hats and other items. Their finished products go to multiple area charities.