State champion Bronson girls’ volleyball team honored at Capitol

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser of Hillsdale hosted 19 state champions today, honoring the Bronson High School volleyball team and coach Jean LaClair with a signed tribute and a guided tour at the state Capitol. Bronson captured the 2016 Class C state championship in November, winning six of seven games in the state semifinals and finals…

Rep. Leutheuser announces February coffee hours

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser, of Hillsdale, has scheduled February coffee hour sessions with residents in the Hillsdale and Coldwater area. The coffee hours will be: Saturday, Feb. 4, 8-9 a.m. at Biggby Coffee, located at 210 W. Carleton Road, in the Hillsdale Market House plaza. Saturday, Feb. 18, 8-9 a.m.  at Biggby Coffee, located 857…

MEDC grant to help company bring 38 jobs to Litchfield

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced a Hillsdale County-based project has been awarded a $228,000 Michigan Business Development Fund grant, according to Rep. Eric Leutheuser. Grand Rapids-based Speedrack Products Group Ltd. seeks to add to its manufacturing capacity and is expected to purchase a facility in Litchfield as part of a $5 million investment….

Rep. Leutheuser named to lead Commerce and Trade committee

Rep. Eric Leutheuser, of Hillsdale, was named chair of the House Commerce and Trade Committee for the 2017-18 session today. Leutheuser was also appointed as a member of the Workforce and Talent Development; Regulatory Reform and Financial Liability Reform committees. “I’m honored by the trust placed in me by Speaker Tom Leonard,” Leutheuser said. “I…

Rep. Leutheuser welcomes Hillsdale CPA as State of the State guest

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Eric Leutheuser, R-Hillsdale, welcomed Hal March, a certified public accountant and Hillsdale resident, as his guest to tonight’s State of the State address at the Capitol. The speech was Rep. Leutheuser’s third as state representative of Hillsdale and Branch counties.

Rep. Leutheuser takes oath to represent 58th District

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser, R-Hillsdale, took his oath of office today during a ceremony on the floor of the House of Representatives with his wife Laura and nephew Rob by his side. Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen Markman administered the swearing-in of Leutheuser for his second term. “The residents of Hillsdale and Branch counties…

Rep. Leutheuser selected for key position by House Republicans

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser, R-Hillsdale, has been named as majority caucus chair for the upcoming 2017-18 session following a vote by House membership today in the state Capitol. “This is obviously a significant honor,” said Rep. Leutheuser. “There is a tremendous amount of responsibility that comes with being selected by your peers for this position….

Rep. Leutheuser honors 9/11 with Chief of Hillsdale Fire Department

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser was joined by Chief Kevin Pauken of the City of Hillsdale Fire Department and his wife, Valerie Pauken, today during the annual House of Representatives’ 9/11 ceremony at the state Capitol. House members invited first responders and military members from their respective districts as guests for the noon event, which included…

Rep. Leutheuser invites residents to three area Free Fishing events this weekend

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser, R-Hillsdale, hopes that residents of Hillsdale and Branch counties will take advantage of family-friendly events during Free Fishing Weekend on June 11-12. “I encourage everyone to take advantage of what Michigan offers us during the summer,” said Rep. Leutheuser. “It’s a great opportunity to share the outdoors with our families.” The…

Rep. Leutheuser’s vehicle dealer legislation approved by committee

Legislation authored by state Rep. Eric Leutheuser that updates licensing procedures for vehicle dealers was approved by House Committee of Regulatory Reform today. “This legislation brings the licensing section of our state motor vehicle code up to date,” said Rep. Leutheuser, who has been dealer-operator of Leutheuser Buick GMC in Hillsdale for 30 years. “For…

State champion Pittsford girls’ basketball team returns to Lansing

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser, R-Hillsdale, hosted one of the best high school basketball squads in Michigan today, recognizing the Pittsford High School girls’ basketball team with a signed tribute. Pittsford won the 2016 Class D state championship in March, finishing a perfect 27-0 season after defeating Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart on the campus of Michigan…

Reps. Miller, Leutheuser recognize health agency’s success with tribute

State Reps. Aaron Miller and Eric Leutheuser recently presented a legislative tribute to the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency in the Capitol rotunda after the agency was recognized with an award during National Health Week. Reps. Miller and Leutheuser presented the tribute to Rebecca Burns, health officer for Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph County, and Jim Cook, emergency…