The Grass Lake Area Historical Society is conferring its annual Alfreda Atkin Foust Memorial Scholarship on Paul Powell II, Grass Lake High School class of 2011.
During his high school years, Paul was involved in weights and fitness, yearbook, symphonic band, Spanish I & II, advanced English, zoology, and anatomy, while maintaining a regular classwork load and a 3.889 grade point average. Read More
Early last week, Columbia Township Police Officers Kyle Ruge and Reserve Officer Bill Waker were sent to the area of River Street in the Village of Brooklyn for a domestic distrubance between two neighbors.
After arriving, the officers learned that the two male subjects had been in a verbal altercation, although no assault had yet occured. It was clear to the officers that alcohol was a contributing factor. One of the two lived upstairs and the other lived downstairs. The men each went back to their own apartments, and the officers cleared the scene.
Believing the issue between the two subjects would re-ignite, the officers left the residence, circled the block, and returned to the area, parking a short distance away. Officers left their vehicle and observed the residence from a distance. Shortly after taking positions, Richard Anthony Decker, 49, of Brooklyn, was seen and heard carrying a running chainsaw, heading for the lower apartment.
Decker lunged with the chainsaw at the Read More
Jackson County Sheriff Steve Rand reports that on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at 6:30 am, deputies responded to a fatal traffic crash involving two east bound tractor trailers on I-94 near Race Road in Leoni Township. The crash happened in an active construction zone.
The preliminary investigation suggests that one semi appeared to be disabled in the left lane and was struck by a second semi, which was also east bound. David F. Lawson, 61-years-old from Watervliet MI. the driver of the second semi, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the disabled semi was transported to Allegiance with non-life threatening injuries.
The freeway’s east bound lanes were closed, with traffic being routed off the freeway at Sargent Road to Ann Arbor Road and onto the highway east bound at Race Road.
We would like to extend a sincere thank-you to all who made the blood/bone marrow drive for Lance Mollenkopf a huge success!
People like you make Grass Lake a great town to live in! We appreciate all of your support and prayers during this time of recovery.
Lance and Denise Mollenkopf