Farrington honors Frances Camarda with state tribute

State Rep. Jeff Farrington, R-Utica, joined Frances Camarda in celebrating her 105th birthday this past Friday, and the lawmaker presented Mrs. Camarda with a state tribute signed by Gov. Rick Snyder, state Sen. Tory Rocca and Farrington to commemorate the occasion. Mrs. Camarda was surrounded by friends and family – including her two brothers, ages…

Potvin law helps reuse of scrap materials and byproducts safely, efficiently

Companies look at ‘secondary purposes’ to spur job growth, competition Three new laws will help Michigan businesses reuse industrial byproducts and scrap materials in new products and secondary applications to protect the environment and create more jobs. This summer, Gov. Rick Snyder signed Public Acts 178-180 of 2014, which included the former House Bill 5402…

House ceremony marks 9/11 anniversary, honors first responders

State Rep. Bruce Rendon with special guests Police Chief Brian A. Hill of Gerrish Township (left) and Fire/EMS Chief Jim Lippert of Gerrish Township (right) today took part in the annual Michigan House of Representatives 9/11 memorial service that also honors first responders who lost their lives in the line of duty in Michigan the…

House ceremony marks 9/11 anniversary, honors first responders

State Rep. Joel Johnson and special guest Fire Chief Shane Helmer of Evart today took part in the annual Michigan House of Representatives 9/11 memorial service that also honors first responders who lost their lives in the line of duty in Michigan the past year. “First responders are the backbone of our public safety net…

Leonard, House honor first responders during annual 9/11 ceremony

The Michigan House of Representatives today conducted its annual 9/11 memorial service, honoring the four first responders from Michigan who lost their lives in the line of duty in the past year. State Rep. Tom Leonard was joined in the House chambers by Clinton County Undersheriff Larry Jerue to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the…

Rep. Victory invites local heroes to 9/11 ceremony at state Capitol

State Rep. Roger Victory (third from left) was honored to welcome Allendale Fire Inspector Dave Pelton, Georgetown Township Fire Inspector Al Feenstra and Sgt. Jeff Steingenga from the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department to the Michigan Capitol for the fourth annual 9/11 ceremony. The event also honored the four first responders who lost their lives in…

Owosso Township fire chief attends 9/11 ceremony at Michigan House

The Michigan House today commemorated the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and honored state first responders who lost their lives over the last year, including Michigan state corrections officer who died while on duty in 1893. Rep. Ben Glardon invited Fire Chief David Johnson of the Owosso Township Fire Department. “The Sept. 11…

Rep. McCready and Sept. 11 guests.

McCready honors Bloomfield Township policemen during House 9-11 tribute

Rep. Mike McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills, joined his colleagues at the Michigan House today in honoring and commemorating victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, at an annual ceremony. McCready hosted Chief of Police Geof Gaudard and Lt. Paul Schwab of the Bloomfield Township Police Department, who McCready said risk their lives daily to keep…

Rep. Pagel and guest during Sept. 11 ceremony.

Pagel hosts, honors local first responders at House 9-11 commemoration

State Rep. Dave Pagel, R-Oronoko, with honored guests Fire Chiefs Mike Davidson (left) of Chikaming Township and Bruce Stover (right) of Berrien Springs Oronoko Township during today’s 9-11 remembrance ceremony at the state House. Members and distinguished guests gather annually on this day to honor first responders who passed away during the year, and to…

MSU Ag Expo Lamb Auction

Pagel helps purchase locally raised lamb on behalf of House Agriculture Committee

State Rep. Dave Pagel helped purchase a showcase lamb raised by Niles resident Trent George at this week’s Michigan Livestock Auction at the Ag Expo in East Lansing. Pagel, a local farmer and member of the House Agriculture Committee, helped pitch in part of the necessary funds to purchase the animal, which was designated as…