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Steel City Rovers to perform in New Era, Michigan

Steel City Rovers to perform in New Era, Michigan

Steel City Rovers are bringing their show, “Winter Tidings” to Morat’s Bakery and Pub Stage in New Era, MI on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 7:00pm.

This group from Canada, performs a mix of old world Celtic seasonal standards, secular and non-secular works and some of their new compositions tailored for the season. An energetic show of toe tapping jigs, reals and uplifting songs. A great seasonal outing.

The cost for this great show is a $5.00 cover charge; dinner prices from $10.00 - $15.00 from the dinner menu.

Any additional information can be obtained by calling Mark Fletcher at 226-227-1064 or by e-mail at sadsquirrel@sympatico.ca

Sheridan VFW to host Veteran's Dinner

Sheridan VFW to host Veteran's Dinner

Veteran’s Day is just around the corner and the Sheridan VFW Post and Auxiliary are sponsoring a dinner to pay tribute to Veterans who served in any and all wars or conflicts. They will also honor those who served in non-combat areas during wars or conflicts.

There will not be a charge for the dinner but you must make a reservation, so they can plan accordingly. If you are undecided about attending, please do not make a reservation. They are planning on approximately 200 people and right now have 183 reservations. Phone: 989-291-9680

The keynote speaker for the evening will be Lindell Holm, retired Marine Corps with the rank of Lt. Colonel.  Other guests will include representatives from the VFW Department and District and Auxiliary Department and District. Past Commanders and Past Presidents will be honored as well that evening.

V.F.W. Post in Sheridan November 7, 2015

209 W. Washington (Co. Farm Rd.)

St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish Prayer Shawl Ministry Passes 150 Mark in Donated Items To Community

GRAND HAVEN, Mich., MAY 14, 2015--Since 2007, an informal group of women from St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish has been knitting and crocheting hand made shawls, lap robes, afghans, hats, mittens, scarves and similar items to give veterans, infants, middle schoolers, hospitalized persons, those in nursing homes, parish members and community friends comfort.  Now in its eighth year, the group--known as the Parish Prayer Shawl Ministry--has passed a major milestone of donating 150 items to persons in the lakeshore community and as far away as Haiti.

7 counties ‘granted’ opportunity to better connect veterans, benefits

7 counties ‘granted’ opportunity to better connect veterans, benefits

News Release:

More than 22,000 veterans in seven counties will find it easier to file a federal benefits claim with an accredited county veterans service officer, thanks to County Incentive Grants awarded by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA).

This is MVAA’s second round of one-time grants, and funds awarded include:

 $10,000 for Clare County Veterans Services to increase the accredited county veterans counselor to a full-time position.

 $20,000 for Crawford County to establish a county department of veterans affairs and hire a full-time accredited county veterans counselor.

 $10,000 for Dickinson County Office of Veterans’ Affairs to hire an additional part-time accredited county veterans counselor.

My Town: Michigan FFA President to celebrate National Ag Day in Washington, D.C.

My Town: Michigan FFA President to celebrate National Ag Day in Washington, D.C.

BELDING, Mich.—  The Michigan president of Future Farmers of America will celebrate National Ag Day this week in our nation’s capitol.

Belding native Alexandria Schut will join Ethan Haywood of Hastings in visiting congressional leaders during the 42nd annual event.  National Ag Day is aimed at raising awareness about the important role American agriculture plays, from how food is produced to agriculture’s vital role in a strong economy.   Producers, agricultural associations, corporations, students and government agencies are expected to take part in the event in classrooms and communities nationwide.

"Agriculture plays a key role in all of our everyday lives," said Kent Schescke, director of government and nonprofit relations for the National FFA Organization. "FFA is pleased that we can play a role in helping others know the importance of agriculture, especially during the National Ag Day program."

My Town Greenville: Highway renamed for fallen local soldier

My Town Greenville: Highway renamed for fallen local soldier

GREENVILLE, Mich.—The family of a fallen soldier from Greenville now need only drive down M-57 to remember him.

Earlier this week, Governor Snyder signed a bill renaming a portion of the thoroughfare the Joseph Prentler Memorial Highway.  Prentler was killed Oct. 4, 2010 when insurgents bombed his military vehicle in Afghanistan.  The Carson City-Crystal High School graduate was 20 years old.

Prentler’s mother, sister and brother-in-law stood by as Snyder signed the bill honoring their loved one Tuesday in Lansing.  State Rep. Rick Outman also attended the ceremony.

“Naming a portion of a local highway for this brave young man, who gave everything for his country, is just one way we can honor him,” said Outman, R-Six Lakes. “By doing so we can keep alive the memory of Specialist Prentler and the ultimate sacrifice he made.”

My Town: Consumers Energy Foundation awards grants worth $14,125

My Town: Consumers Energy Foundation awards grants worth $14,125


Feb. 23, 2015-- The Consumers Energy Foundation announced today it has recently awarded 28 volunteer grants worth $14,125 to nonprofit organizations in Kent County and the surrounding area to recognize outstanding volunteerism by Consumers Energy employees and retirees. 

The foundation awards Volunteer Investment Program grants to encourage and reward volunteerism by those who work or have worked for Consumers Energy.

The Consumers Energy Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Consumers Energy.  It provides funding for a variety of areas including education, community, civic and cultural development, social services, the environment, and emerging issues.

Michigan nonprofit organizations received more than $10 million in contributions in 2014 from Consumers Energy, its employees, retirees, its foundation and parent company CMS Energy.