Weekly news from Grass Lake, Michigan USA

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Info Wanted re: Monday Home Invasion, Thugs Beat Elderly Man, Robbed and Ran

On Monday, September 22, 2014 at 9:39pm, Jackson County Sheriff Deputies responded to a 911 call in the 2000 block of Pioneer Drive, Summit Township for a home invasion that just occurred. It is reported that three black male suspects wearing dark clothing, masks and gloves entered an unlocked residence. The suspects attacked the 84-year-old victim causing injury. He was transported to Allegiance Hospital for treatment of injuries, serious but non-life threatening. Several items were taken from the home and Deputies recovered some evidence believed to be from one of the suspects. The suspects were not located. Spring Arbor Police …continue reading

Help Clean Up the Grand River in Jackson County, September 13

ANNUAL GRAND RIVER CLEAN UP SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2014 The 24th annual Grand River Clean up sponsored by the Grand River Environmental Action Team (GREAT) will be held Saturday, September 13, 2014. Meet at 9 A.M. at the CMS Energy Bandshell, off Cooper Street in downtown Jackson. Free parking will be available in the CMS ramp. Come dressed for the weather and for wet and dirty work. Tools for the clean up will be provided. If you have a canoe (no kayaks), waders or PFDs, you are encouraged to bring them. Workers are needed to walk the banks, paddle canoes …continue reading

Heritage Day Lineup for Saturday, September 6

by  Judy McCaslin, special writer Heritage Day is September 6, from 10am to 4pm. Family fun from east to west in downtown Grass Lake! *Silent Auction at The Depot-bargains galore *Model train display by Jackson Model Train Club-say hi to Gene Swain *Vendors line the street and fill the park next to the Depot *Farmers Market offers great food from local farmers *Downtown businesses and eateries are open *Interurban Car 29 is open for viewing in the Village barn *Catch a wagon ride down Michigan Ave. all the way west *Library’s annual used book sale *Food concessions will tempt your …continue reading

Open House for New Photography Business Downtown Grass Lake

OPEN HOUSE Downtown Grass Lake August 8, 6:30 to 9 pm 113 E. Michigan Avenue APRIL SCOTT PHOTOGRAPHY     Drawings for FREE family photo sessions, hand crafted tasty treats and fine repartee. “My mom was an accomplished photographer, she even had her own dark room, I have lots of happy memories of her devloping pictures,” declared Ms. Scott recently when asked how she choose her field of expertise. Welcome April to the Grass Lake Community and see how she brings out the beauty of her subjects. Her beautiful pictures of High School seniors, Women and Family will be admired for …continue reading

Military Artifacts Wanted by Museum

The Grass Lake Area Historical Society and The Michigan Military Heritage Museum are looking for military items and stories. The Michigan Military Heritage Museum is a group of dedicated historians who are working with the Grass Lake Area Historical Society to bring the deeds and sacrifices of Michigan’s service members to life right here in Grass Lake. Artifacts Wanted We are currently seeking donations of artifacts ranging from uniforms and equipment to documents and photographs. These items will be used to tell the tale of the average Michigan service member in times of war and peace throughout the history of …continue reading

Government Taking Your Property May Have Limits

Not too long ago in Michigan, a longtime grocer, Terry Dehko, had his bank accounts seized by IRS because they suspected him of being a money launderer.  The charges were never filed but Mr. Dehko had to spend a great deal of money to prove that the seized cash was not used in a criminal enterprise. Under current law, agencies like the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) may take property suspected to be in connection with a crime without charging, let alone convicting, the property owner of a crime. Last year, The Federal Asset Forfeiture Fund …continue reading

News and Ads from 1914, The Grass Lake News

April, 1914 The Grass Lake News HOUSE CLEANING TIME is just the time to brighten the home with new window shades, curtains or a new rug. We have green shades of a good quality, several beautiful patterns in curtain goods and some handsome 27 X 54 inch hit and miss rugs. Don’t forget that we carry a full line of summer underwear for all ages and we have just received a shipment of men’s and boy’s fancy shirts and belts. Ladies are especially invited to call and see the following goods just received: Dressing Sacques, House Dresses, Aprons, Kimonos, Undershirts …continue reading