Rep. Nesbitt joined by Decatur-Hamilton Fire Chief Jack Conklin at the Michigan House of Representatives ceremony honoring the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks as well as first responders in Michigan who have given their lives in the line of duty this year. Chief Conklin has been a volunteer firefighter since 1969.

Decatur-Hamilton fire chief joins Nesbitt for 9/11 ceremony

Decatur-Hamilton Fire Chief Jack Conklin joined state Rep. Aric Nesbitt today for a special ceremony in the Michigan House of Representatives honoring the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, as well as Michigan first responders who lost their lives in the line of duty this year. “I was honored to be joined by…

Outman, ag chair greet thousands at breakfast

State Rep. Rick Outman and House Agriculture Committee Chair Kevin Daley welcomed an estimated 2,500 people to Breakfast at the Farm in Montcalm County on Saturday. Outman, R-Six Lakes; Daley, R-Lum; and state Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan shared pancakes and sausage – plus Michigan-produced maple syrup and milk – with visitors at Black Locust Farm…

Farrington hosting Michigan Education Trust town hall in Sterling Heights

State Rep. Jeff Farrington is hosting a town hall on the Michigan Education Trust (MET) on Monday, Sept. 30.  The MET allows families to pre-pay for undergraduate tuition for their children or grandchildren. “Many families planning for their loved one’s future might not be aware of the great opportunity offered by the MET program,” said…

Outman and Lions Foundation hosting Project KidSight vision screening

Screenings will be held at Harvest Festival  Families are invited to get their children’s vision tested for free as part of Project KidSight being hosted by state Rep. Rick Outman and the Lions Foundation of Michigan at the Howard City Harvest Festival. The free screenings are for children ages 6 months to 5 years, and…

Price to hold local office hours Sept. 16 in Park Township

State Rep. Amanda Price will sponsor in-district office hours in Park Township on Monday, Sept. 16 to meet with local residents and discuss issues of interest or concern. Price will be at Park Township Hall, located at 52 152nd Ave., from 10 to 11 a.m. Residents are welcome to stop by as their schedules allow…

Roscommon County to receive major improvement grant

State Rep. Bruce Rendon and Sen. Darwin Booher today announced a $175,000 grant for Roscommon County that will be used to rehabilitate homes and make emergency repairs. Roscommon County will rehabilitate nine owner-occupied homes with the funding. Fifty percent of the grant will be utilized county-wide, while the other 50 percent will be strategically targeted….

Deer baiting ban lifted in Iosco County

A decision today by the Michigan Natural Resources Commission to end the ban on white-tailed deer baiting in Oscoda and Plainfield townships completely removes Iosco County from the almost 20-year-old quarantine implemented when bovine tuberculosis was discovered in a nearby county. “This is great news that has been a long time coming,” said state Rep….

Rep. Shirkey helps sponsor measure to encourage debate on year-round public schools

State Rep. Mike Shirkey is helping sponsor legislation relating to the concept of year-round schedules at Michigan public schools in order to help prompt a robust debate on the issue in the Michigan House. Shirkey is co-sponsoring a bill introduced by Rep. Andy Schor, a Democrat from Lansing, which encourages year-round school schedules by creating…

Heise announces tele-town hall for residents

State Rep. Kurt Heise invites local residents to join him on a telephone town hall conference call on Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. Residents wishing to join the call to listen in or to ask Heise questions can call (855) 756-7520, and then enter 22533 and the pound sign (#) when prompted. “It is important…

Jenkins introduces resolution to declare “Teen Cancer Awareness Week”

The Michigan House of Representatives today approved a resolution authored by Rep. Nancy Jenkins declaring the week of Sept. 15-21 as “Teen Cancer Awareness Week” in the state. Jenkins introduced the resolution in honor of Ashleigh Allen, a former Miss River Raisin in Blissfield. Allen’s platform was to bring awareness to the challenges teenagers face…

McBroom, Lions Foundation to host free child eye exams

State Rep. Ed McBroom and the Lions Foundation are teaming up to offer free eye exams to all children through the Project KidSight Program on Sept. 21 at the Escanaba Civic Center from noon to 2 p.m., EST. “Project KidSight can help identify a common barrier to learning and development in young children so families…