Rep. Chatfield reads to 1,430 students during ‘March is Reading Month’

Lawmaker and former teacher encouraged area kids to form a healthy habit of reading In celebration of the annual March is Reading Month, Rep. Lee Chatfield visited 14 elementary schools throughout his House district and he read to a total of 1,430 students in 65 classes. “It was not only an honor to visit these schools, but…

Local lawmaker makes reading visit to Auburn school

Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, read to fourth grade students at Auburn Elementary School recently as part of March Reading Month, so designated in honor of the March 2 birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, who under the pen name “Dr. Seuss” authored 46 children’s books.  Rep. Glenn read “Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose” by Dr. Seuss to four classes —…

Rep. Glenn tours hydro facility in Sanford

Lee Mueller, owner of Boyce Hydro and the Sanford Lake Dam, recently hosted Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, vice chair of the state House Energy Policy Committee, on a tour of the 92-year-old facility, which has a total generating capacity of 3.6 megawatts of electricity using three water-driven turbine generators. Boyce Hydro sells the electricity generated by the dam…

Local Ducks Unlimited recognized for preservation work

Area lawmakers joined several hundred sporting enthusiasts March 27 for the 40th anniversary banquet of the Saginaw Valley chapter of Ducks Unlimited, held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Pinconning. The group is dedicated to preserving waterfowl habitat and protecting hunting rights in Michigan and across the nation. State Reps. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, and Joel Johnson, R-Clare, and…

Rep. Glenn hosts Midland think tank in Capitol

 Mackinac Center staff presents overview to House lawmakers About a dozen-and-a-half state House lawmakers attended an informal presentation from the Midland-based Mackinac Center for Public Policy in the state Capitol on March 19, hosted by Rep. Gary Glenn. “I’m very familiar with the Mackinac Center and its staff, having worked with them on free-market issues…

Michigan Sugar Queen, Rep. Glenn visit during Capitol Agriculture Day

Isabella Krolikowski, 19, of Midland, Miss Michigan Sugar Queen 2014, visited with Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, during her recent visit to the state Capitol in Lansing for 2015 Agriculture Day. Krolikowski, daughter of Manny and Shannon Krolikowski of Midland and a graduate of Bullock Creek High School, works as an administrative assistant at Dow Chemical…

Ag Day at the Capitol

State Rep. Dan Lauwers of Brockway Township recently met with vendors and leaders in the agriculture industry for “Ag day at the Capitol” Ag Day is an annual event in which Michigan Farm Bureau representatives educate legislators on the importance of the Agriculture industry to the state.

Ag Day Royalty

State Rep. Dan Lauwers of Brockway Township recently met with Michigan Agriculture “Royalty” at the state Capitol. Rep. Lauwers is pictured with the 2014 Michigan Sugar Queen, Asparagus Queen and the National Cherry Queen.