Cheboygan awarded fairgrounds improvement grant

The Cheboygan County Fair will receive a $20,000 state grant to help pay for a building project as part of a new statewide agricultural grant program, state Rep. Peter Pettalia announced today. The County Fairs Capital Improvement Program will provide the money toward restroom renovation expenses estimated at $50,800. “County fairs help keep Michigan’s agricultural…

Port of Calcite opening doors to the public

Area residents are invited to attend the Feb. 8 unveiling of the Port of Calcite Collaborative economic development project at a public meeting in Rogers City. The event at the Rogers City Senior and Community Center, 131 E. Superior, begins at 10 a.m., with vehicle tours from the center to the port available following the…

State grant to help improve Shiawassee County Fair

The Shiawassee County Fair will receive a special $4,108 grant to help build additional restrooms at its fairgrounds in Corunna, state Rep. Ben Glardon announced today.  The improvement project, known as Whitley’s Bathroom project, honors former Corunna High School student Whitley Gwisdalla, who died of an asthma attack in October 2010.  Whitley, who participated in…

State grant to help improve fairgrounds in Chesaning

The Saginaw County Fairgrounds in Chesaning will receive a special $16,051 grant to help create handicap accessible paths to livestock barns, state Rep. Ben Glardon announced today.        The county is participating in the County Fairs Capital Improvement Program, which provides Michigan’s county fairs funds for proposed enhancements to the fairgrounds. “The improvements to the fairgrounds…

State grant to help improve Shiawassee County Fair

The Shiawassee County Fair will receive a special $4,108 grant to help build additional restrooms at its fairgrounds in Corunna, state Rep. Ben Glardon announced today. The improvement project, known as Whitley’s Bathroom project, honors former Corunna High School student Whitley Gwisdalla, who died of an asthma attack in October 2010.  Whitley, who participated in…

State grant to help improve fairgrounds in Chesaning

The Saginaw County Fairgrounds in Chesaning will receive a special $16,051 grant to help create handicap accessible paths to livestock barns, state Rep. Ben Glardon announced today. The county is participating in the County Fairs Capital Improvement Program, which provides Michigan’s county fairs funds for proposed enhancements to the fairgrounds. “The improvements to the fairgrounds…

State grant to help Chippewa County Fair

The Chippewa County Fair will receive a special state grant to help pay for a building project as part of a new statewide agricultural grant program, state Rep. Frank Foster announced today. The County Fairs Capital Improvement Program has awarded $13,493, half the money necessary to construct an office at the fairgrounds. “Local county fairs…

Northern Michigan Fair Association awarded state grant for fairground improvements

The Northern Michigan Fair Association in Wexford County will receive a special $10,800 grant that will help with improvements to the fair’s horse barn, state Rep. Phil Potvin announced. The county is participating in the County Fairs Capital Improvement Program, which provides Michigan’s county fairs funds for proposed enhancements to fairgrounds across the state. The…

Lansing Connection with State Rep. Hugh Crawford

A new legislative term is beginning in Lansing, and I am excited to continue working toward making Michigan’s economy healthier. This term I will provide you with updates on the work that is being done at the Capitol. I want to make sure that you, the residents of the 38th House District, are informed of…

Price hosts district office hours in Hudsonville

State Rep. Amanda Price, R-Park Township, will continue the practice of scheduling open office hours for local residents to discuss questions or concerns they have with state government and receive updates about what is happening in Lansing. Office hours are regularly scheduled throughout the district at various locations. On Monday, Feb. 4, Price will be…

House GOP unveils Action Plan for 2013-2014 legislative term

State Rep. Martin Howrylak today participated in a Capitol news conference unveiling their key priorities for the 2013-2014 legislative session. Howrylak said his focus will be on reducing unnecessary government regulations and promoting Michigan’s natural resources. “Michigan’s economy is turning around but the comeback is not complete. Our state’s natural resources are great assets and…

Leonard announces February office hours

State Rep. Tom Leonard will host office hours in February, and plans to meet on a regular basis with residents of the 93rd District. Rep. Leonard, R-DeWitt Township, will host office hours at the Big Boy restaurant in St. Johns, 1408 S. U.S. 27, from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 8. He also…