Weekly news from Grass Lake, Michigan USA

Monday, September 1, 2014

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

Yacht Club Celebrates 75 Years

The wolf lake yacht club is celebrating their 75th anniversary this year. we have a founding member Mel Nichols still a member he is 95 years old. in may  the exponent newspaper in Brookyn did a story on him. The Wolf Lake Festival sponsored by the Wolf Lake yacht club for their 75th anniversary will be held .August 9th noon-11pm. There will be a live band 4-10pm featuring “Angry Neighbors”, a pig roast with dinner being served 5-8pm,free pontoon rides, kids games and food from noon-4pm, beer and cocktails all day! Come over to the club by boat or car …continue reading

Grass Lake’s Flying Photographer Shoots Jackson County

Dale Fisher (at work, above) known as ‘the Flying Photographer,’ has been flying via helicopter and on the ground capturing beautiful photographs of Jackson County communities. These photographs will soon be included in Fisher’s current project: “Jackson County: Visions of the Eagle.” “Helicopter photography gives a distinctive perspective unmatched by photographs taken from airplanes or on the ground,” says Fisher.  Flying at the low altitudes made possible by helicopters gives these photographs a unique look. This full-color, coffee-table style book will includes the history of Jackson County. The current culture and story of Jackson County will be revealed through images …continue reading

Colby Parks Named to Dean’s List

Colby Parks, of Grass Lake, Mich., been named to the Trine University dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester. Parks is a senior majoring in Communication. To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must have earned a semester grade point average of 3.5 to 3.749 and carry a minimum of 15 credits. Founded in 1884, Trine University, of Angola, IN, offers associate, baccalaureate, and master degrees.   Trine operates a 450-acre main campus and centers throughout Indiana, Arizona and Michigan.