Price Brothers Auction


*2-Day Estate Tag Sale*

A fine collection of pristine furniture, well-kept tools and equipment

Thu July 23rd * 12-6pm & Fri July 24th * 2-8pm

And  *Live Auction Saturday*

July 25TH * 10am

10 AM: Furniture, Antiques & Collectables, Household items.

12 PM: Lawn & Garden, Boats, tools, shop equipment

Visit our website “UPCOMING AUCTIONS” for details on currently consigned items.

Please call to make consignment arrangements!

Can’t be there? We accept absentee bids!!

Yes! We still sell real estate both at auction and by listing with our affiliate Coldwell Banker TC


Office: 517-851-8042 Mobile: 517-851-8555


From our weekly ‘Johnnies Juke Box Trivia’

If you think a couple of these answers are funny, then you think like me. I get a real kick out of putting excerpts and questions from Robinson’s book.  This week, just a couple….

This group was originally known as “The Alan Price Combo.”
a. Hollies
b. Animals
c. Searchers
d. Denny’s Grand Slam Breakfast

Formed in 1959, this group had a majority of their bigget hits in the 1970s.
a. Guess Who
b. Bread
c. Three Dog Night
d. Teamsters Union

Who Flopped? A week after The Association drew over 5,000 to a Des Moine, Iowa venue in 1967, this group took the stage and played to thirty four.
a. Doors
b.Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
c. Iron Butterfly
d. Fruminous Bandermarch

John Robinson is currently a radio DJ on Lansing’s 99.1 FM.
John has been a  rock n roll expert since playing in his first long hair band in Stockbridge, Michigan during the 1960s.

His book, Johnny’s Jukebox Trivia is available on 270 pages, $14.95

Rev. Dr. Den Slattery, Grass Lake’s Interesting Person of the Month

Our Interesting Person of Grass Lake this month is Den Slattery, of the Grass Lake United Methodist Church located at 449 E. Michigan Avenue.

After being introduced to God’s word while serving in the Marines during the Vietnam war, Den would study the Bible in the daytime but still lived  like the devil at night.

While home on leave, he heard of a free concert in Ella Sharp Park and after hearing the praise and singing by The Good News Circle, he answered the call to come forward and give his life to Christ.

Den felt called to become an Army Chaplain but was told he did not have the education or training. He left the service still determined to serve the Lord in uniform. He enrolled in nearby Spring Arbor College and while working on his degree in psychology, met a beautiful young woman named Karen. The two hit it off right away, and in 1979 became man and wife. She wanted to continue her education at Ball State University in Indiana. Den enrolled at nearby Anderson School of Theology and earned a Masters in Psychology and a Masters of Divinity.

For his Master’s Thesis on demonic possession,  he   interviewed thirty five psychology professors at various colleges in the state of  Indiana area. Most of them discounted the belief of demon possession, even though none could site empirical evidence to support their claims. He recalled a number of unusual and evil incidents that happened even as he worked on that project.

As he and Karen were continuing their education, Den was part of the Army Reserves. With his degree in psychology, he was qualified to work at a VA Hospital on the mental ward, which he enjoyed very much. However, he soon discovered that he was not eligible to be a Chaplain Candidate while serving in that capacity.. He finished his two year commitment and then applied with the Army National Guard and in 1982, became a Chaplain Candidate.

Karen and Den welcomed their first daughter, Kristen soon after. Following graduation from seminary, Den entered Fort Monmouth, New Jersey’s Army Chaplain School.  He was on his way to one more of his goals.

Soon another daughter, Darcy Joy arrived and two years later, a son, Derek James (DJ).

The family was now in Michigan and Den was pa storing two churches and in the National Guard when he felt called to go active duty. He applied to the US Army, was accepted and soon the family was on their way to Fort Hood, Texas.

This assignment was a real blessing for the family. Den was a Battalion Chaplain and loving it, Karen and the kids were making friends and life was great.

Yet almost two years into his stint Den learned that the Army was cutting back and that a number of the seventy plus chaplains at Ft. Hood would be asked to take an ‘early out’ of the service.  He prayed for guidance and soon was impressed that he was to leave and earn a doctorate at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.

A series of events that could only come from God made it possible and the family left Texas for Michigan. Den earned his Doctor of Ministry degree in 2001.

Dr. Slattery turned to another item on his “”Bucket List” as he published his first book, “From the Point to the Cross” in 1992. That book became the basis for two other books, “Changed by War” and “Transformed by Christ” both are selling well around the country. Den has since published ten more books and has taught other people how to get published at writer’s conferences.

In 1998, Major Slattery retired from the military after 26 years of service. Then in 2012, Den retired from the Methodist ministry, but his journey with God around the world and our country wasn’t completed. Soon he was asked to come back and take over the ministry of the Grass Lake United Methodist Church.  “God has worked miracles in my life, almost daily, and His Spirit can do the same for everyone,” he concluded.


Help Needed in Cold Case File – Body Found in 1986 in Norvell, Near Grass Lake

Help Needed in Identifying a
Found Body from 1986 Cold Case
On August 25, 1986 Norvell Township Police Department was dispatched to the scene of a body found in a field in the area of Wamplers Lake Road, (M-124) and Deer Ridge Lane. This case was later turned over to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office in December of 2008 when Norvell PD was disbanded.
At this time DNA samples along with dental records have been collected and entered into a Law Enforcement Database.

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Norvell John DoeB
The victim is described as:
– White male
– 23-35 years of age
– 5’8” to 6’ tall
– 150-170 pounds
– Medium length blonde hair
At the time of this incident he was wearing:
– Tie dyed short sleeve t-shirt
– Tan corduroy trousers/pants
– Black leather belt with red design
– White socks
– Black & White tennis shoes with Velcro closures
The following drawings/sketches were composed by a member of the Michigan State University Forensic Anthropology Lab.
Anyone with information as to the identity of this man is encouraged to call Detective Tom Jaakkola at (517)768-7934.

Ya Gotta Love Pi e Coming 3.141592653 Yes, Next Week!

The Pi Day of the century occurs on Saturday, March 14, when the symbol π extends beyond its annual 3.14 to reflect an actual chronological date and time: 3/14/15 9:26:53 AM. To commemorate this momentous mathematical event, Ann Arbor-based Epic Races will present the Run 3.14 Pi, Michigan’s Original Pi Run. On 3/14/15 at 9:26:53 AM, Pi lovers and pie lovers alike will take to the trail at Hudson Mills MetroPark to run, walk, skip, or otherwise complete a 3.14-mile course, then celebrate the occasion with an assortment of delicious pies by Ann Arbor business Achatz Handmade Pie Co.

To further round out the celebration, the “Pi Guy,” Riley Mclincha, will be on hand to start off the race. In 1978, McLincha held the Guinness World Record for memorizing Pi: he memorized it to 7,500 decimal places. He eventually memorized Pi to 10,000 digits.

“Being a Guinness World Record holder totally changed my life,” says Mclincha, a lifelong resident of Clio, Michigan. “For one thing, everybody thought I was some sort of genius… I began looking at myself more positively and went on to accomplish many things I’d never before thought possible.”

While Mcglincha may be persuaded to recite Pi to several decimal places for his fellow Run 3.14 Pi participants, he will also be demonstrating his own unique creation, “drubbling,” during the run. Drubbling involves dribbling three basketballs in a juggling pattern … while running.

“I invented drubbling 22 years ago,” notes Mcglincha, now 64. “It has not been duplicated in a race yet. That’s a testament to how hard it is… or how stupid it is, The verdict is still out.” Mcglincha holds the unofficial world record for the fastest one-mile run while dribbling three basketballs.

For more information on the Run 3.14 Pi (this event is now sold out), go to To learn more about Epic Races, Michigan’s premier endurance and multi-sport race event company, visit Watch Riley Mcglincha set his one-mile run record at

Success Down on the Farm, the Alex R. Weddon Story

By Rev. Den Slattery, PhD

When I first moved to Grass Lake in 2012, I made it a point to visit the local newspaper office, which is where I met Alex. Alex is the owner, publisher, and editor of the Grass Lake Times. But do you really know who he is? Maybe I can shed some light on him as I make him my “Interesting Person of Grass Lake” this month. Continue reading

Gym Class Pain and Gain from the book Close Calls on the Farm: Off to School, by Alex R. Weddon

As 14 year-olds, our mouths ran as much as our skinny legs in school and could attract the attention of the gym class teaching assistant.  He was an older and hard driving task manager with a short temper. Just what our high school gym teacher was looking for.

Gym activities ran along the usual sports seasons. It was the one class where yelling was accepted.  During volleyball, exchanges between teams and teammates often escalated to out right fistfights. Everyone would miss a shot or make a mistake in rotating sooner or later. The rest of the team then opened up a verbal barrage on the individual. A hurtful reaction was the goal, and then the jibing would continue now that the class had an accommodating target.

The shout-downs  were merciless. Who would have guessed a simple game of volleyball played by self adsorbed 14-year-old’s at various stages of physical and emotional maturity could produce such observant and penetrating barbs?

Quiet, well adjusted classmates would hit the showers almost weeping with anger after being singled out. If all went as planned, the “four point oh” students would loose control and begin an angry and spastic diatribe of poorly pronounced indecencies, accented by hair pulling and flying spittle. The base vocabulary of these scholars was decidedly undeveloped, due in part to their not employing such vernacular on a regular basis, but the near whiteout anger of delivery more than made up for this shortfall. The rest of us who had endured such ignominy many times, would guffaw and laugh and point at the newest member of our suffering fraternity.   Continue reading