5 Most Popular Articles on Lowell’s First Look for January 2024

Lowell had a quiet start to 2024, and there was largely good news to share on Lowell’s First Look.

Lowell Area Schools was the topic of most trending stories for the month with top articles highlighting the past and present success of LAS teachers, alumni and student athletes. Unrelated to the schools, January also brought exciting news for ice cream fans.

Here were the most-read articles, based on website views, during January 2024.

5. Keeping Lowell Safe: Police Beat for December 2023

Photo courtesy of Police Chief Chris Hurst

It’s been a while since the Police Beat has made an appearance in the top five. This particular edition may have been well-read, in part, because of a photo of the police chief relocating an opossum for a Lowell resident. What is it about police and possums?

4. The ABCs of Lowell History: W is for Wrestling

Conference Champions 1966

The LAS wrestling team has seen amazing success almost from the start. In this edition of the ABCs of Lowell History, the Lowell Area Historical Museum provides details about the team’s history and past championships.

3. Lowell Grad Takes Over as Head Coach at Bethel University

Photo courtesy of Bethel University

Wrestlers aren’t the only athletes in Lowell to bring home trophies. The LAS football team has seen success too, and one member of the 2004 state championship team has gone on to a career as a football coach. Mike McElroy is taking the reins as head coach at Bethel University, and our story about his selection was the third most-read article of the month.

2. Frosty Boy Coming to Lowell this Spring

Have you tried Broasted chicken before? Well, you’ll get a chance this summer when Frosty Boy of Lowell opens. The popular ice cream shop in Cascade is opening a second location at the property that was previously home to Ball’s Softee Crème. The owners hope to serve up some old favorites of Ball’s patrons as well as some popular items from their Cascade store, including Broasted chicken, Hudsonville ice cream and coney dogs.

1. LHS Teacher Receives Fulbright Scholar Award: Destination Uruguay 2024

Sarah Ellis is going places – literally. The Lowell High School teacher was selected for the prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award and will be traveling later this year to Uruguay as part of the program. Our article highlighting her selection was the most-read article on Lowell’s First Look for January 2024.

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