Eaton Rapids

Norma Cole, Artist and Author

Norma Cole, Artist and Author

Deb Malewski Contributing Writer Norma Cole of Eaton Rapids is a very accomplished artist. Originally from Jackson, she lived in Rives Junction for a while, and then in Eaton Rapids. For 17 years she worked at the Eaton Rapids Medical Clinic. She started painting when...

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Susan Drapek, Traveling Vet

Susan Drapek, Traveling Vet

Deb Malewski Contributing Writer When Susan Drapek calls herself a traveling vet, that might be an understatement. The “traveling vet,” who normally deals with small animal medicine and acupuncture in her downtown Eaton Rapids office, recently traveled 3000 miles away...

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Mimi’s Kitchen is Cooking

Mimi’s Kitchen is Cooking

Deb Malewski Contributing Writer “I’ve always loved to cook, and always wanted to be a chef when I grew up,” said Leigh Tyler of Eaton Rapids. But, like other things in life, sometimes things don’t always go the way we envision them. She currently is employed as a...

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Getting to Know…Rita Honeysett

Getting to Know…Rita Honeysett

Deb Malewski Contributing Writer Rita Honeysett, director of the Jean Bradford Kline Senior Center in Eaton Rapids, is someone who sees a problem and steps up to help resolve it. Years ago, she realized that senior citizens were lacking advocates, someone to make sure...

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Eaton Rapids Teen Space Re-Opens

Eaton Rapids Teen Space Re-Opens

Deb Malewski Contributing Writer On Monday, March 8, Executive Director Adam Droscha welcomed everyone back to the Eaton Rapids Teen Space, a drop in teen center located at Union Street Center. The program has been closed for a year due to the COVID-19 virus. “The...

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There’s Fungus Among Us

There’s Fungus Among Us

Deb Malewski Contributing Writer Eaton Rapids has a new claim to fame. A new species of truffles, known as Tuber rugosum, was recently discovered in Eaton Rapids by Bryan Rennick on his property on Gale Road. Rennick, a horticulturist and fungi mycologist, works as a...

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