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MMCC selects Hammond as 6th president

After a national search and an intensive interview process, Mid Michigan Community College (MMCC) has named Christine M. Hammond its sixth president. Hammond is currently the Chief Academic Officer at North Central Michigan College, a community college in Petoskey, where she provides leadership in academic programming, faculty relations, corporate and community education, and library and […]

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Will and Eli’s excellent pizza adventure

By WILL KRISS and ELI BECHT Staff Writers When you think of pizza, what are some of the first places that come to mind? If you are from Mt. Pleasant, Papa John’s, Domino’s, and Jet’s are probably the first. But not all of the best pizza is found in chains. Some of the best pizza […]

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Registration open for June 28 mountain bike race

Mid Michigan Community College is hosting its 5th annual Sweat Shaker Mountain Bike Race on June 28 on the Harrison campus’ bike trails. The race will begin at 10 a.m. The Sweat Shaker has been newly added to the Michigan Mountain Biking Association Championship Point Series. The college expects a large turnout of racers and […]

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MMCC PTK students bring home state awards

Mid Michigan Community College students and their advisor from MMCC’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Alpha Omicron Omicron, attended the Michigan Regional Convention hosted by Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City May 16-18. MMCC returned with a variety of awards, including a “5-Star Chapter Development Award.” In addition, MMCC student Gavin Chupp was […]

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Free tuition at MMCC … if you’re smarter than a moose

Laker Current staff report For the third year in a row Mid Michigan Community College is teaming up with radio station 94.5 FM to give away a year of free tuition at MMCC. The prize is yours — but only if you’re smarter than a moose. To enter the contest, you first must qualify by […]

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The West Michigan Coastal Kayaking Association: A great resource for paddlers

By KAILYN RAPHAEL Staff Writer In the summer of 1987 a small group of kayakers traveled to the Frankfort area for a weekend of paddling. It came to be known as the “Twinkle Conflagration” and was the first West Michigan Coastal Kayaking Association (WMCKA) event. It was later joined by another event called “Breezes of […]

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Concert Review: Suicide Commando Plays First-Ever Midwest Date

By WILL KRISS Staff Writer I’ve been a fan of Suicide Commando for years, but never thought I would have the chance to see them unless I happened to be in Belgium or Germany. The group is a Belgian electro-industrial music project founded by Johan Van Roy in 1986. Van Roy began experimenting with electronic […]

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Mayhem Festival 2014: Coming in July

By WILL KRISS Staff Writer Since 2008, the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has been one of the most wildly popular music festivals for hard rock and heavy metal fanatics alike. Despite starting off mainly as a heavy metal festival, recent years have brought in other hard rock and metal subgenres, reminiscent of the Taste […]


Sinkholes and mudslides: Are they a threat in Michigan?

Sinkholes and mudslides: Are they a threat in Michigan?

By HEATHER HESSELINK Staff Writer Sinkholes and mudslides have been big news in the past few months all over the country — with a large sinkhole opening up inside the National Corvette Museum swallowing priceless cars near Mammoth Caves National Park in Kentucky, to the devastating mudslide in the state of Washington that wiped out […]

Paws to Love

November: Paws to Love

November: Paws to Love

(Paws to Love is a regular monthly feature of The Laker Current and is compiled by staff writers. It is designed to spotlight pets that are available at the local shelters. If you are looking for a pet to love and care for, we encourage you to visit your local shelter.) Clare County Animal Shelter […]


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