Rep. Callton brings local students’ imaginations to life for reading month

State Rep. Mike Callton is continuing his tradition of reading to local schools in recognition of reading month.  For his first visit this year, he added a special twist while reading to students at a school in Ionia County. Callton, R-Nashville, visited St. Peter and Paul School in Ionia on March 4.  He read the…

MacMaster helps kick off 2013 syrup season

State Rep. Greg MacMaster on Friday helped kick off the start of the maple syrup season in northern Michigan with a visit to a family centennial farm in Charlevoix County that has been producing the treat since the 1800s. The Parsons family has a built five-generation tradition of tapping trees to start the syrup production…

MacMaster receives Farm Bureau honor

State Rep. Greg MacMaster has been recognized by the Michigan Farm Bureau with the organization’s top award for state legislators, The Silver Plow Award. The award is given for leadership roles in enacting legislation of significant benefit to agriculture. MacMaster earned the Silver Plow by sponsoring House Bill 5228, which exempted truck-and-trailer combinations from state…

Michigan Legislature honors Corunna soldier who was killed in action

State Rep. Ben Glardon and Sen. Joe Hune took part in a special ceremony today in the Michigan Senate to honor U.S. Army Pfc. Shane Cantu of Corunna, who was killed in Afghanistan on Aug. 28, 2012.    Cantu’s mother, Jennifer Clarke, center, and husband Michael Clarke attended the ceremony along with friends and family.    The…

Rep. Johnson welcomes Clare Primary students to Capitol

State Rep. Joel Johnson, R-Clare, welcomed students and parents from Clare Primary School to Lansing today for a tour of the state Capitol. Along with accompanying the group to see and hear the history, art and architecture of the building, Johnson also gave the students a special treat by bringing them on the House chamber…