Weekly news from Grass Lake, Michigan USA

Friday, April 18, 2014

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Historic Rail Car Gets New Steel, TLC

Cliff McCormick grinds and matches body work on old Car 29.

New Steel, new life for railcar #29, now being restored in Grass Lake. Cliff McCormick, above, grinds a body panel of the coach Wednesday, March 26, 2014. McCormick and Brandon Buckland have been working long hours in the Village DPW barn containing the sixty-foot car. Special rivets, matching the 100 year old fasteners used throughout the car were made by local talent John Flannery.

Stormont in Race for State House Seat

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

Heerema Swims at Peak in Championships

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).

Copper Nail Fund Day Doubles $$ to Lions Club

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.

Abandoned Puppies Fill Shelter

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

Think You have it Bad? Grass Lake News from 1914

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