Rep. Runestad distributes school supplies to Walled Lake students

State Rep. Jim Runestad helps distribute backpacks to students at Walled Lake Elementary on Monday with Principal Cindy Nickels, back left. The backpacks, filled with school supplies, were donated by the AT&T Michigan Pioneers program. Walled Lake Elementary serves students from Rep. Runestad’s House district.

Rep. Miller meets with Constantine students for Constitution Day

  PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Aaron Miller celebrated Constitution Day on Sept. 17 with Constantine Middle School students. Rep. Miller handed out copies of the Constitution and helped lead student discussion groups. This is the fourth consecutive year Rep. Miller has held a similar event on Constitution Day. The day is a federal observance marking…

Local first responder joins Rep. LaFave for House Sept. 11 ceremony

  State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, was joined last week by Michigan State Police 1st Lt. Paul Campbell, commander of the Iron Mountain MSP post, for the House of Representatives’ annual Sept. 11 ceremony. The observance memorializes Michigan first responders and members of the military who died in the line of duty during…

Rep. Graves honors local fallen hero during service at special House session

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Joseph Graves (at podium) reads off the name of U.S. Army Sgt. Michael S. Yachanin, of Fenton, to the House chamber on Thursday during a Michigan House session commemorating the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Yachanin, who died on Oct. 6, 2017, was memorialized with other first responders and members of the…

Bizon welcomes local guests for Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. John Bizon (center, left) welcomes (from left) Battle Creek Air National Guard Col. Daniel Whipple, Calhoun County Undersheriff Tim Hurtt and John Pignataro of the Calhoun County Sheriff Department as his guests for the Michigan House of Representatives Sept. 11 Memorial Ceremony. House members invited first responders from their communities to…

Survivors join Rep. Theis, governor for bill-signing ceremony

Rep. Lana Theis today welcomed two Livingston County teenagers who inspired her to introduce legislation improving protections for underage victims of sex crimes to Lansing for a bill-signing ceremony with Gov. Rick Snyder. The new law requires permanent expulsion of any student convicted of criminal sexual conduct against another pupil enrolled in the same school…

Soldier joins Rep. Barrett for House Sept. 11 ceremony

State Rep. Tom Barrett, of Charlotte, is joined today by U.S. Army Pfc. Robert Donovic for the House of Representatives’ annual Sept. 11 ceremony. The ceremony marked the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, and honored military members and first responders. The names of seven public servants from Michigan…

Local first responder joins Rep. Rendon for House Sept. 11 ceremony

State Rep. Daire Rendon, of Lake City, is joined today by Missaukee County Sheriff’s Office 911 Coordinator Edward Nettle, right, for the House of Representatives’ annual Sept. 11 ceremony. The observance memorializes Michigan first responders and members of the military who died in the line of duty during the past year.

Presque Isle Sheriff joins Rep. Allor for House Sept. 11 ceremony

State Rep. Sue Allor, of Wolverine, is joined today by Presque Isle County Sheriff Joe Brewbaker for the House of Representatives’ annual Sept. 11 ceremony. The observance memorializes Michigan first responders and members of the military who died in the line of duty during the past year.