McBroom earns Michigan FFA recognition

State Rep. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan, was honored during a recent Michigan FFA/Michigan Farm Bureau legislative reception at the capitol in downtown Lansing for his work to add vocational training options to the Michigan Merit Curriculum high school graduation requirements. Michael Dohlberg, left, and Tyler Clappaert of the Stephenson FFA Region VI Chapter in Menominee County…

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…