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November, 2011


Festival of Lights Parade December 3

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Get the floats ready! The annual Festival of lights is Saturday, December 3.  The parade will begin at 5:00pm, Floats and walkers are asked to line up at the BP Buddy mini-mart at 4:30pm.  There is $5.00 entrance fee and this will go towards first, second and third place winners.  Use of lights and staying with the theme “Joys of Christmas” will help your float earn points.

You may NOT have a Santa on your float and they may not be self-propelled.  There will only be one Santa and he will be at the end of the parade.

To sign up,  please fill out the form below and send with your $5.00 entrance fee to Designs by Judy- 3250 Wolf LakeRoad Grass Lake, MI 49240.
If you have questions you can contact Jennifer Crouch at 517-522-5050.

October 18, 2011 Regular Village Council meeting minutes

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October 18, 2011                                               REGULAR MEETING

President R. Walz called the regular meeting of the village council to order at 7:30 p.m. Members present, Sherwood, Fearer, D. DeBoe, R. Walz, Shelhart, J. DeBoe and Jones.  Also present Brian Sturgill, Mike Fearer, and Marilyn Troyer. Public present Joe Michner, Gary Sternaman, Rick Mead and Shannon Maynard.
Pledge by All
Agenda: Motion by Shelhart to adopt the agenda, second Jones. All in favor, motion carried.
Minutes: Clerk read the minutes of the October 4, 2011 regular meeting. Discussion. Motion by D. DeBoe to accept the minutes with changes, second Fearer. All in favor, motion carried Read More

After Brawl with Ex, Woman Flees, Hits Cop

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Early Friday evening, October 28, 2011 an angry woman was arrested, stopping a  crime spree that included ramming her car into a police car.

Jackson County deputies were investigating a Domestic Assault complaint in the 400 block of 23rd street in Summit Township.

Prior to the Deputies arrival, the suspect, a 34-year-old Jackson woman had left the scene.  The woman had physically assaulted her ex-husband and his girlfriend prior to leaving.

Within 15 minutes, Deputy Tom Jaakkola and a Reserve Deputy located the woman driving on 23rd Street near Washington Avenue in Jackson.   Deputy Jaakkola flicked on the emergency lights to initiate a traffic stop. When she saw the flashing lights, the suspect then threw the car into reverse and  started driving backwards, southbound on 23rd Street.  After traveling 500 feet, she left the roadway and struck a mailbox and then a steel post.  Dep. Jaakkola pulled in front of her vehicle to end the chase when she floored it and struck the patrol car causing minor damage.

Deputies approached the car and the women struggled and resisted and attempted to drive away.

Deputies drew and discharged a TASER, subduing the suspect, allowing them to remove the keys from the ignition.  The angry and abusive woman was eventually placed into custody.

There were no major injuries to anyone involved in this incident.  The suspect is currently lodged at the Jackson County Jail pending charges of Felonious Assault, Domestic Assault and Operating While Impaired charges.

11-0 Warriors on Crusade, Take on Constantine Saturday

2011 District Champions - Grass Lake High School football
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by  Alex Weddon, editor

Undefeated and on a roll, the Grass Lake Varsity football team played like champions against the Leslie Blackhawks on Friday, November 4, 2011.

The Warriors faced the Blackhawks for the second time in three weeks for the division 6 District Championship. The earlier game against Leslie was a thriller. Talk  was of a tough team coming back to town.

Grass Lake scored first with an unusual call, a field goal attempt, a forty yarder to boot, with three and a half minutes left in the first quarter.  Warrior kicker Corey Robbinett cooly plunked the ball between the uprights.

After that, the team and the home crowd was sorely tested.  The Warriors were down 16-3 at the half.

Could the home court advantage in Bechtel statdium standup against a revenge driven team?

Leslie started the second half with plenty of steam, returning the opening kickoff for 90 yards and a score.

Down 22-3,  The Warriors went to Kevin Fisher to cap long drives with two TDs in the third quarter.
Starting the fourth down by five, 22-17, the Warriors fought their way to the Blackhawks 3 yard line before losing a fumble at the 8 minute mark.

Now it was the Leslie team that owned the field, keeping possession until having to punt with two and a half minutes to go in the championship game. The kick pinned the Warriors back on their own 13.

QB Logan Konopka burned off a minute to move his team to the 34 yard line and called receiver Jordan Adam’s number.  In a now legendary catch, Adams made the grab and the go ahead score by the thinnest of margins, just tagging the TD pylons.

With under a minute left, Leslie wasn’t finished, firing away with three end zone passes from Grass Lake’s 18 yard line, the third shot intercepted by sticky fingered Adams.

It was another remarkable win for the Grass Lake Warriors. The team plays at home on Saturday at 1 pm against Constantine.

Warriors Blank Hillsdale, Charge Into Leslie Playoff Rematch

Grass Lake Warrior Jordan Adams
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An interception by Grass Lake Spencer Baird late in the first quarter thwarted the first of three red-zone attacks by the Hillsdale Hornets in Friday’s playoff game. The Grass Lake Varsity football team won in a shut out, 21-0.

The Warriors scored first in the second quarter after a long, 10 minute march downfield. Junior Frank Vuocolo ran for ten yards and a TD on the campaign.  Hillsdale fought to the 5 yard line to answer the score but was stonewalled on a fourth down play to lose possession and end the half with the Warriors up by seven.  A five yard TD run by Vuocolo put the Warriors up 14 -zip with four and a half to play in the third.

Warrior QB Logan Konopka adjusted to having his air attack kept to only four completions on 8 tosses and 53 yards.
Working the field for 206 yards were the three-way running threat of Vuocolo (97 yards on 17 runs), Kevin Fisher (74 yards on 18 carries), and Tyler (35 yards, 11 touches). Kicker Corey Robinett went 3-3 on PAT.

The scrappy Hornets outran the Warriors, 209-201 yards.  Hillsdale continued to play a physical ground game, but couldn’t convert when in the red zone. The Hornets converted only  3-11  third downs, and 1 for 6 when going for it on fourth down.

The Warrior Varsity Football team
will be playing the Blackhawks of Leslie for the District Championship on Friday, November 4, at 7:00 PM at the Joe Bechtel Memorial Football Complex.

1911 Grass Lake Market Prices

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Grass Lake Market
The following were today’s market quotations- December, 1911

Butter            .28 to .30/lb
Wheat, White        .86
Wheat, red        .88
Rye            .87
Oats, new        .45
Beans Basis        $1.95 —2.20
Buckwheat        $1.50 per100 lbs.
Wool, fine        .12/lb Read More