Glenn encourages students, parents to consider Youth ChalleNGe Academy

Michigan National Guard program helps with high-school GED State Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland encourages local teens aged 16-18 who have dropped out or been expelled from school and their parents to consider a free program administered by the Michigan National Guard that helps students earn a high-school degree and college credits. The next Michigan Youth ChalleNGe Academy (MYCA) at…

Rep. Afendoulis reads to Breton Downs Elementary for March is Reading Month

State Rep. Chris Afendoulis reads “M is for Mitten” to students at Breton Downs Elementary in March to celebrate March is Reading Month. Authored, illustrated and published in the state of Michigan, “M is for Mitten” uses the alphabet to help teach children important places, people and items that have shaped the state over the…

Students talk with area politicians about issues

The Citizens in Action student group at Delta College Monday, March 9, hosted a “Pizza and Politics” luncheon during which students questioned and discussed issues with Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, and two elected officials from Saginaw County. Citizens in Action is comprised of Delta students participating in the Public Achievement program, which is committed to helping prepare students for active citizenship through political awareness,…

Rep. Lucido takes the plunge for Special Olympics Michigan

State Rep. Peter J. Lucido, a Republican from Shelby Township, joined his colleagues for the 4th Annual Legislative Polar Plunge and Push in support of Special Olympics Michigan. Rep. Lucido made his first jump in sunny, 16-degree weather. The Polar Plunge takes place all over the country in cold weather, and is known for the…

Rep. Sheppard leaps to support Special Olympics

Lawmaker, colleagues take dip for Polar Plunge event LANSING, Mich. — State Rep. Jason Sheppard joined his colleagues this afternoon for an icy plunge in support of Special Olympics Michigan. Despite below-freezing temperatures on the Capitol lawn, the southeast Michigan representative embraced the challenge of the 4th Annual Legislative Polar Plunge.

Rep. Johnson’s guest Elder Comer delivers House invocation

State Rep. Joel Johnson, R-Clare, was joined by special guest Elder William R. Comer of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Harrison to give the invocation before the House session Tuesday. From left: Comer’s son, Scotty; wife Candace; William Comer and Rep. Johnson.

Rep. Glenn invites local pastor for House invocation

Pastor Jim Payne of Midland, who has served as senior pastor of Midland Baptist Church on Jefferson Avenue for 23 years, Feb. 26 offered the opening prayer for the state House of Representatives in Lansing. Pastor Payne was invited to pray by state Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, who is a member of Midland Baptist. Rep. Glenn reported…