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Grass Lake Township supervisor Jim Stormont announced on Monday, March 24, 2014 that he is in the race for state representative, 65th district. The seat is currently held by conservative Mike Shirkey, who recently tossed his hat in the ring for state senator. Stormont had been called by Republican party affiliates to consider the postion early this month, when Shirkey was leaning in for a senate run. “There was a lot to consider,” said Stormont on Monday after his announcment. After discussions with his family in the weeks that followed, he agreed to a sit down with party organizers and …continue reading
Grass Lake Middle School student Justin Heerema had a solid showing at the Great Lake Zone Championships on March 22-23 at Ohio State University, swimming four personal best times. Heerema, a member of the Jackson YMCA Orcas swim team, finished 25th in the Boys (13-14) 200 IM in 2:13.48, ninth in both the 100 Fly and 100 Free and 11th in the 50 Free (23.67).
Shoppers at the Copper Nail Community Resale store, downtown Grass Lake, will be helping the Lions Club of Grass Lake on Saturday, April 12, 2014. The resale store donates all proceeds and then matches the amount with a donation to the non-profit organization selected for the Fund-day.
During the last few weeks twenty-one newly-born puppies were abandoned by their owners and brought to Cascades Humane Society (CHS). Noting the unprecedented number of puppies, CHS is seeking the community’s help in caring for and finding good homes for each puppy. In three separate instances, the puppies were brought to CHS. The first, an abandoned pregnant female (husky mix), gave birth to seven puppies just days after her arrival. No one has stepped forward to claim her or the puppies. The second, three four-and-a-half week old puppies (Border Collie mix) – too young to be separated from their mother …continue reading
Lost Beagle: Bailey a 5-year-old medium build dog with white legs and a white and brown face. When: Saturday, March 15, 2014 Where: 13255 Sportsman Ridge (Sager and Kalmbach Rds) Grass Lake, MI 49240 Contact: 517-522-4543 or 734-368-6522
MARCH 5, 1914 Grass Lake News Fierce Fire Near Grass Lake March 5, 1914 The splendid farm home belonging to Mrs. J.B. Cadwell situated just west of Grass Lake was completely consumed by fire Sunday afternoon. A fierce gale was blowing from the northwest and men, in groups, were saying what a terrible thing a fire would be when the whistle blew and a mad rush was made through the storm to the scene. The fire had started in the kitchen part of the house, which, fanned by the fierce gale, was soon beyond control. Men had to be satisfied …continue reading