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…

Rep. Lauwers helps purchase prize lamb on behalf of House Agriculture Committee

State Rep. Dan Lauwers helped purchase a showcase lamb on behalf of the state House Agriculture Committee at this week’s Michigan Livestock Auction at the Ag Expo in East Lansing. Lauwers, a farmer and member of the House Agriculture Committee, helped pitch in part of the necessary funds to purchase the animal, which was designated…

#TBT: House committee dedicated to honoring Michigan’s veterans

In this week’s edition of #ThrowbackThursday, we are taking a closer look at the accomplishments of the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. During the 2013-14 legislative session, House Republicans were dedicated to helping veterans returning from combat and former active duty service members alike – and the results from this committee speak for themselves….