Grass Lake Township Sewer Improvement $ Notice


The Township Board of Grass Lake Charter Township hereby states its intent to enter
into a proposed installment purchase agreement under Act 99 of the Public Acts of
Michigan of 1933, as amended, to acquire public sewer improvements in a principal
amount up $105,000.00.

By Order of the Township Board
Catherine N Zenz, Grass Lake Charter Township Clerk
373 Lakeside Drive     Grass Lake, MI 49240

Now Law: Drivers can show proof of insurance on their phone during traffic stops

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation that will allow drivers on Michigan roads to present proof of auto insurance using their cell phone or other mobile device if asked by a law enforcement officer.

Also signs highway naming, county tax levy and criminal sentencing measures and pre-school appropriations bill Continue reading

Hundred Year Old News, August, 1915

Close up of 1874 woodcutting J. Clark Farm, Grass Lake Michigan.

Close up of 1874 woodcutting J. Clark Farm, Grass Lake Michigan.

From the GRASS LAKE NEWS  August 12, 1915
Sidney Smith drove his Ford automobile to Jackson Saturday evening and parked it on Liberty street near the Dalton hotel. Some one stole the car between seven and eight o’clock. Officers are on the lookout but no trace has yet been discovered.
A number of young business men of the village have organized a tennis club and have gone to Continue reading

Off the Dock and to the Hospital from: Close Calls on the Farm: Off to School

by Alex R. Weddon, editor/publisher

The lake on our farm had a shifting muck bottom that swallowed objects. Eyeglasses, bottles of pop, a Browning shotgun and at least one switchblade lie in the murky deep. And broken cement blocks, once used as support of an oak slab that made a diving board.

When the two inch thick plank split, the blocks were tossed forward into the lake. Their sharp edges patiently lying in wait eight feet below the peaceful surface. A foot was gashed open on one during a  hot, sultry Fourth of July in the early 1970s. Two friends were with me on the dock in mid afternoon. We had shot our share of minnows with our BB guns, touched off various packs of firecrackers, and floated big explosives on a pie tin, covered in popcorn and pushed away from our  drifting boat. The noise and blizzard of flaming kernels brought lots of laughs. Then swimming to cool off. Jeff, as near a native as any of us, jack-knifed in and when he surfaced, announced he had hit something with his toes. Maybe a monster sturgeon or treasure chest. He dove for a closer inspection, surfaced and made the dock. Continue reading

Kids Swarm Favorite Camp

Davy Rothbart spent many happy summers living in a rustic cabin on a lake near Chelsea in the 1980s and 90s. Now Rothbart, a successful writer and magazine publisher, is sharing the fun with a cross country trek for less fortunate kids.

Rothbart, who turned 40 this year, and James Molenda are the editors of FOUND Magazine, and each summer – with the generous help of friends- they put together a camping trip for Continue reading