Weekly news from Grass Lake, Michigan USA

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Small Business Saturday

Shop locally on Saturday, your spending keeps the home fires burning! November 29, 2014     11am to 4pm LOVEN SPOONFUL in beautiful downtown Grass Lake come in and buy from local representatives for: Pampered Chef Joolz by Julie PartyLite Mary Kay and more!   for more information, click on  Joann Gould

One Vote Difference

The general election of November 4, 2014 included council seats for Grass Lake Village residents to decide. The one name on the ballot for village trustee, Sharon Sherwood, garnered 265 votes. Write-in candidates accounted for the remaining two council member vacancies.   David Keener led the pack with 32 write-in votes, followed by David Wilcox with 24. One single vote away were Cheryl Vicory and Carolyn Rees with 23 write-in votes and Kelly Shemwell earned 13. Joe DeBoe ascended unopposed to village presidency from his council seat, leaving that to be filled by the next meeting of the village council. If …continue reading

Kiwanis Club Starting in Grass Lake

“Kiwanis is an organization dedicated to serving the needs of children and we believe a new club can have a positive impact on Grass Lake,” said Larry Memmer, new-club member chair. The Kiwanis Club of Jackson is  sponsoring the effort, and some of their members and members of other Kiwanis clubs will attend an informational meeting to answer questions and provide support. Larry Memmer said “he is a long time member of Kiwanis, and selected Kiwanis as his service club because of the organization’s dedication to helping children and because of its longevity.” Kiwanis International will celebrate its centennial in …continue reading

Football Loss Ends Season

by David Wright, special writer, special guy! The Warrior football team suffered a season ending loss in the MHSAA playoffs at the hands of the powerhouse Monroe St. Mary’s Catholic Central Falcons on Friday night. The wind-chill was dipping into the low 20’s, the rain was coming down in sideways sheets across the muddy dark field. The Monroe team was just too much and the Warriors had no answer. The scoring for the Falcons was quick and fast. The lone TD for Grass Lake came on a short run by Cody Brown. Kyle Farley scores the two-point conversion.  Brown was …continue reading

Waterloo Township meeting minutes of 22 October, 2014

Waterloo Township Board Meeting Unapproved Minutes 22 October 2014   7:00 P.M. 11120 Musbach Road Munith, MI 49259 Call to Order:  7:05 P.M. (meeting was moved to the gym because of such a large number of residents) Present:  Lance, Walz, Kitley, Richardson and Parks.   Also present:  Chief Reznick, Officer Adam Long, Bruce Pindzia, Zoning Administrator; Charlie Barnum, Building Inspector; several reservists, Chris Patterson, lawyer from our law firm, approximately 45 residents and 2 reporters. Public Comment:  Residents had an animated discussion regarding the road naming actions of the board and the Waterloo Police department.  A variety of perspectives were discussed with …continue reading

Frosh Runner In Top Ten

Congratulations to Grass Lake High School Freshman Sarah McEllis for her excellent showing at the Cross Country State Championships at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday, November 1. Sarah, who was Grass Lake’s only State qualifier out of Regionals, finished 9th out of 44 Division 3 Freshmen runners in the competition, and 88th out of 246 overall Division 3 competitors.

2014 Waterloo Township Police Blotter October 22-28

10/22/14 Abandoned Vehicle: Welch Lake Rd. – abandoned vehicle – impounded 10/23/14 Traffic Stops: Territorial & Hill – speeding – verbal warning Seymour & Portage Lake – speeding, transporting open intoxicants – citation issued 10/24/14 Accidents: Territorial & M106 – car/deer – report taken Traffic Stops: M52 & Territorial – Open intoxicants in vehicle – citation issued Molon Bird Sanctuary – abandoned vehicle – owner contacted, moving vehicle Clear Lake & Waterloo – failure to yield – verbal warning Seymour & Trist – headlight out/defective equipment, swerving across center line – verbal warning Portage Lake & Seymour – drove off …continue reading