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GRASS LAKE, MI PERMIT NO. 46 May 16th, 2019

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Failing Toward Final

permission to take chances by Amy Heydlauff, 5 Healthy Towns CEO

I’ve been thinking about risk, lately. Maybe that’s because 5 Healthy Towns Foundation (5HF) is about to take another big one and not all our big decisions have turned out the way we anticipated, despite our due diligence. Making important changes in our lives, communities and country is tough. It’s risky. We might fail. And if we do, you can be sure there will be someone ready to point it out. In fact, even before many efforts get off the ground someone (& it might even be ourselves) undermines the energy and intention of our plans. That’s why I am so fascinated with what happened in Algoma WI. The entire town has embraced the idea of ‘failing forward’. The schools, local governments, faith community, business, general population… pretty much everyone. When you read their story, you will know they teach their kids to fail forward. And what happened in Algoma? You really must read about them. (https://www. By embracing failure, they are doing

amazing things. They are correcting their kids “dream deficit” (their term, not mine). They are serving ‘the least of these’ in their community. They are reducing insurance claims so much that the 9-district consortium their school district belongs to is reaping contractual benefits because of one district. They aren’t doing amazing things because they are running around saying “Rah, rah! We’re the best!” They are doing amazing things because they are taking risks and celebrating failure. With each failure they learn. They are teaching their kids lessons that make my heart swell. When they fail, they are as heartbroken as the rest of us would be, I’m sure. But think about this. In Algoma if (when) you fail, you don’t have to be embarrassed, make excuses or pretend. The community pats you on the back & says “At-a-boy. What did you learn? Let’s try it again. What should we do different next time?”

The school and library board; church, student and village council – all are giving themselves permission to try something new, maybe even radical. Giving themselves permission to take chances. That’s not to say the people of Algoma are throwing caution to the wind. Risk must include a riskbenefit calculation. Due diligence is necessary. All of this and more can be part of what we teach our children. And when we do, they will teach us, as we watch them learn and fail and succeed, knowing they are building a sense of self, pride and empowerment. We can do the same for our institutions and our communities. We must hold them accountable, but we also need to give them a chance to explore, experiment, fail and succeed. “We don’t always succeed in what we try. Certainly not by the world’s standards. But I think you’ll find it’s the willingness to keep trying that matters most.” Fred Rogers

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE MAY 27, 2019 10:00 A.M. – WELCOME –AT VETERAN’S MEMORIAL NEXT TO GRASS LAKE LIBRARY Our community of Grass Lake began gathering for the recognition of this important day following the end of WW1 in 1918 • • • • • • • • • • •

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Grass Lake High school Band Will Play Our National Anthem Reading, Pg.128& Pledge of Allegiance – Skip/Scouts Prayer, Pg.129 – American Legion Chaplain – Pete Witker Gettysburg Address – Skip Message – Pastor Tim Butterfield Of Our Grass Lake Baptist Church(10 Minute Max) “Amazing Grace” – Performed By “The Bagpiper”, Gary Blohm Reading, Pg. 130-131 – Skip Freysinger Veteran’s Memorial Brick Dedication – Rex Murdock Brick Dedication Prayer – Pete Witker Benediction – Pastor Tim Butterfield We Invite You To March With Us To Our East Cemetery Where We Will Close Our Memorial Day Celebration With A Short Grave Side Ceremony - Skip Order Of Precession/March– East Cemetery National, American Legion,Vfw, Pow/Mia Colors And Color Guard Band Firing Squad Veterans And Auxiliary Scouts All Others Jackson County Equine At Cemetery Grass Lake High School Band Will Play Our National Anthem Prayer, Pg.131 – American Legion Chaplain – Pete Witker Veteran Role-Call – Skip Floral Ceremony, Pg.132 – Commander Rex Murdock Deposit Flowers On Grave – Chaplain Rifle Salute – “Sergeant Salute Our Fallen Comrades” – Skip Taps & Echo - Grass Lake High School Band Benediction Prayer – Pastor Tim Butterfield Thank You To All In Attendance – Skip

2018 Annual Consumer Confidence Report On the Quality of Tap Water For the Village and Township Of Grass Lake Our message to you: This report covers the drinking water quality for Grass Lake water supply. Included is a listing of results from water quality tests as well as an explanation of where our water comes from and tips on how to interpret the data. We are proud to share the results with you. Is my water safe? Last year, as in years past, your tap water met all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and State of Michigan drinking water health standards. The Village of Grass Lake Public Works vigilantly safeguards its water supplies, and we are proud to report that our system has never violated a maximum containment level or any other water quality standard. Where does my water come from? Our water comes from two wells located within the Village of Grass Lake, One is 380 feet deep and the other is 400 feet deep. It is then disinfected and transferred to a 500,000 gallon storage reservoir located on MT Hope road and finally pumped to our customers. Source Water Assessment The State of Michigan performed an assessment of our source water in 2003 to determine the susceptibility or the relative potential of contamination. The susceptibility ratings is on a six tier scale from “very low” to “high” based primarily on geologic sensitivity water chemistry and contamination sources. The susceptibility of our source is “high.” The susceptibility determination may change in the future as the village belongs to and supports an active wellhead protection plan. This effort has identified the ground water recharge area for our wells and has provided action to prevent contamination from entering the groundwater. Is the water safe for everyone to drink? To ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA has developed regulations limiting the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The (FDA) has established similar regulations for bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health.

Infants and children who drink water containing lead in excess of the action level could experience delays in their physical or mental development. Children could show slight deficits in attention span and learning abilities. Adults who drink this water over many years could develop kidney problems or high blood pressure. What does all this mean? The tables above indicate that The Village and Township of Grass Lake had no water quality violations in 2018. We have learned through monitoring and testing that some constituents have been detected but are not a health risk. We are proud that our drinking water meets or exceeds all Federal and State requirements. This report is intended to show our water quality and what it means. If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with

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Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immunocompromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800426-4791) All drinking water, including bottled water, may be reasonably expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the EPA’s Safe drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). The sources of drinking water (both tap and bottled water) include lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radio-active material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or human activity. Contaminants that may be present in untreated water include: • Microbial contaminants; such as viruses and bacteria which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations and wildlife. Examples of such organisms are Cryptosporidium and Giardia. When ingested, these microscopic organisms can cause diarrhea, fever and other gastrointestinal symptoms. The best defense against these organisms is an effective water treatment process. • Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally occurring or results from urban storm water runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining or

service lines and home plumbing. The Grass Lake Water Dept is responsible for providing high quality drinking water but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for cooking or drinking. If you are concerned about lead in your water you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe drinking Water Hotline or at, Additional information is available from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline 800-4264791. Water Costs Money Don’t Waste It! The most common cause for a high water bill is usually a leaky faucet or the customer’s toilet(s). Yet as common as the problem is, it is difficult for a

farming. • Pesticides and herbicides which may come form a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban storm water runoff and residential use. • Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are byproducts of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban storm water runoff and septic systems. • Radioactive contaminants which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities. The following terms and definitions are used in the tables below. N/A = test not applicable ND = not detected =contaminants not detected in test mg/L = Milligrams per liter =one part per million units ppm = Parts per million =one part per million units ppb = Parts per billion = one part per billion units • Action Level: the concentration of a contaminant that if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements, which a water system must follow. • Maximum level Detected: results of our testing. • Maximum Contaminant Level: the “Maximum Allowed” (MCL) is the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. The MCL is set as close to the MCLG as feasible using the best available treatment technology. • Maximum Contaminant Level Goal: the “Goal” (MCLG) is the level of a contaminant in drinking water that is below, the expected health risk. MCLG allows for a margin of safety. • Maximum Residual Disinfection Level (MRDL): the highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants. • Maximum Residual Disinfection Level Goal (MRDLG): the level of a drinking water disinfectant, which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLG does not reflect the benefits of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.

customer to understand. The customer seldom hears or sees the leak because it’s running down the overflow pipe and they find it hard to believe that a toilet can use that much water!!! A continual leak running at a very slow rate of ¼ gallon per minute for three months can add up to $100 to a water bill. The Village of Grass Lake works around the clock to provide the best quality of water possible to every tap. We ask that all of our customers please help us

protect our water sources. We also want our valued customers to be informed about their water quality. This report will not be mailed to our customers. Copies of this report will be available @ Grass Lake Village Hall 119 N. Lake St. (517) 522-4550 or contact the Department of Public Works @ (517) 522-4530, 132 Clark St.

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CHURCH DIRECTORY Crusade for Christ MinistriesHouse of Prayer 6288 Mt. Hope Rd., Grass Lake Pastor Melvin L. Parker Sunday Worship-10 a.m. Monday Bible School -­ 7 p.m. ---------------------------Christ Lutheran Church 4250 Page Ave. Michigan Center Sunday Worship - 9:45 am Pastor Ryan Prondzinski ---------------------------Divine Wings Spiritual Fellowship 7446 Cain Road Jackson Fellowship Service @10:30AM Sundays Facebook @ Divine Wings Fellowship ---------------------------Faith Baptist Church 4030 Kalmbach Rd. - Chelsea Pastor Adam Summers Sunday School - 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship - 11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. ---------------------------Family Worship Center 1901 Mt. Hope Rd., Grass Lake Pastor James Bryde 522- 4062 website: email:

Sunday Worship 10:00 AM Youth Ministries (6th -12th grade) Sunday 6:30 P.M ----------------------------

Waterloo Village UMC

Village of Waterloo Rev. Mary Barrett Coffee/Adult Sun. School Sunday Worship – 11:00 a.m. Visit Creator’s Closet Free Store Open Mon. & Sat. 9-Noon

First Waterloo UMC Corner of Parks and Territorial, Waterloo Township Rev. Georgie Dack Sunday Worship – 9:30 a.m. Sunday School – 10:15 a.m. ---------------------------Grass Lake Assembly of God 2900 Mt. Hope Rd., Grass Lake Sunday Worship – 10:30 a.m. Sunday School – 9:30 a.m. Youth Programs, Wed., 6:30 p.m. Senior Chapel, Fri. -- 10:15 a.m. ---------------------------Grass Lake Baptist Church 939 E. Michigan Ave., Grass Lake Pastor Tim Butterfield Sunday Worship – 11:00 a.m. Sunday School – 10:00 a.m. Sun. Evening Worship – 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. ---------------------------Grass Lake UMC Pastor Gunnar Carlson 449 E. Michigan Ave., Grass Lake Sunday Worship - 10:00 a.m. Sun. School 10:30 a.m. ---------------------------First Church of Christ, Scientist 147 E. Michigan Ave Jackson, MI 49201

Sun Worship and Sun School 10:30AM

Wed Testimony Meeting 12:30 PM

---------------------------Harvest Baptist Church 17999 Washburne Rd Pastor Bobby D. Toler Sun School – 10:00 a.m. Sun Service, 11:00 a.m. Sun Eve Service, 6:00 p.m. Wed. 7 p.m.Bible Study/Prayer

Leoni Baptist Church 245 N. Portage Rd, Leoni Township Pastor Tom Duckham Sunday services: 11 a.m. ---------------------------Michigan Center Bible Church 150 Broad St, Michigan Center Sunday services: 10:45 a.m. Sunday School classes: 9:30 a.m. ---------------------------Our Lady of Fatima Church 911 Napoleon Road, Michigan Ctr Fr Satheesh Caniton Alphonse, SdC Confessions 3:30-- 4 p.m. Saturday Mass 4:30 p.m. Sun. Masses: 8:00, 10:30 a.m. ---------------------------Pious Union of St. Joseph 971 E. Michigan Ave., Grass Lake Fr. Leo Joseph, SdC Phone: (517) 522-8017 Masses, M-T-TH-F-S 11:30 a.m. Wed 8:30 a.m., Sun. Mass 10:00 a.m. ---------------------------Mt. Hope Bible Church 12884 Trist Rd., Grass Lake Pastor Allan Macky Sunday School for all ages: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship Services: 11 a.m, 5:45 p.m. Youth Group (grd 7-12): Sun. 5:30 p.m.Wed. Prayer Meeting: 6:30 p.m.

Salem Grove United Methodist 3320 Notten Rd. Grass Lake Between Chelsea and Grass Lake Pastor Mary Barrett Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. ---------------------------St. Barnabas Episcopal Church 20500 Old US -12, Chelsea Fr. Bill Stech Sunday Worship – 10:00 a.m. We are an open and affirming congregation ---------------------------St. Jacob Ev. Lutheran Church Pastor Kurt Uhlenbrauch 12501 Riethmiller Rd. Sunday Worship – 10:15 am Sunday School & Bible Study 9:00 am ---------------------------St. John’s United Church of Christ Gary Schooler, Pastor 270 Bohne Rd., Grass Lake Sunday Worship – 10:30 a.m. Sunday School - 10:30 a.m. Communion: First Sunday of month ---------------------------St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church 361 E. Grove St. Michigan Center 517.764.2950 11:00 a.m. Sunday Service 9:30 a.m. Bible Study ---------------------------The Federated Church Rev. Clive Heyd, Pastor 519 E. Michigan Ave, Grass Lake Sunday Worship - 10 am Sunday School - 11:15 am Wednesday Bible Study - 9:30 am

100 Years Ago From the Archives dating of archaeological sites.

100 YEARS AGO From the archives

May 22, 1919 A. E. Douglass:

Archaeoastronomist Establishes Dendrochronology, the Study of Tree Rings

He discovered a correlation between tree rings and sunspot cycles leading to the establishment of dendrochronology which is the dating of past events by counting and analyzing tree rings. Since Douglass's discovery in the US Southwest, his dendroarchaeological techniques have been used to date structures around the world. Tree rings are used to reconstruct events including fire regimes, volcanic activity, hurricane activity, glacial movement, precipitation, mass movements, and hydrology, helping to analyze the past and predict future trends. Douglass became the first person to formally teach classes in dendrochronology. In 1937 Douglass established the Laboratory of TreeRing Research at the University of Arizona.

A. E. Douglass, born July 5th, 1887, established on May 22, 1919 the relative dates of two archaeological sites using ancient wood samples, marking a major step forward in the

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His research led him to the Hopi villages in Arizona. The village of Oraibi had been occupied since before the coming of white men in 1540. He wanted to study the logs

used in buildings. The Hopis were not necessarily excited about the intrusion. Native Americans were famous for accepting gifts from white men in exchange for favors or gifts. Dr. Douglass, being aware of this tendency, presented the chief with many yards of purple chiffon velvet fabric. The chief was further pacified when Dr. Douglass' team placed pieces of turquoise in holes that were drilled into the logs to extract cores of wood. This turquoise would "appease the spirit of decay". This trade led to the discovery of one section of timber which revealed a very clear series of rings covering a period from 1260 to 1344. It had been in Hopi use from the time it was cut till the village was abandoned in 1906.

In Local News 100 years ago

Saginaw—Bread has risen to eight and 15 cents a loaf.

Port Huron—Ferry traffic between here and Sarnia has fallen off 40 per cent since the new immigration law became effective. The service may be stopped altogether if business does not improve. Alma—Alma citizens sent a telegram to Theodore Roosevelt offering a regiment of 1,200 men and the Republic band of 75 pieces for his overseas division. Women students at Alma college have offered their services to the Red Cross. Michigan will produce from 50 to 100 per cent more foodstuffs this year than ever before. Reports from each locality showed a willingness on the part of bankers and business men to back the farmers.

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Grand Rapids—Eighth grade diplomas will be denied all Kent county students who do not know the words of the “Star-Spangled Banner” and “America”.

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Grass lake Warriors Sports update Grass Lake High School Varsity Baseball beat Manchester High School 4-2 Monday, May 13, 2019 4:00 PM Ryan Simmons pitched a complete game, striking out 9 batters. Braedon Leathed,Brock Harms, Steve Grysko and Ethan Allain each had a hit for the Warriors. Grass Lake High School Varsity Baseball beat Manchester High School 9-0 Monday, May 13, 2019 6:00 PM Steve Grysko pitched a 1 hitter for the Warrior win. Grysko struck 5 battters while onlyallowing 1 walk. Shane Holcomb went 2-4, with a double and 3 RBI'S. Ryan Simmonswent 2-4 scoring a run and driving in a run as well. Travis Fernamberg was 3-4 scoring2 runs and driving in a run. Ethan Allain went 1-3 , while scoring 2 runs. Steve Grysko,Cameron Darrow and Travis Fernamberg each had 2 stolen bases too. Grass Lake High School Girls Varsity Soccer falls to Columbia Central High School 2-0 Friday, May 10, 2019 5:30 PM The girls lost their game against Columbia Central Friday night, 2-0. Kiki Black has 6saves in net. The team will enter their last week of regular season play on Mondayagainst Onsted. Grass Lake High School Girls Varsity Soccer beat Onsted High School 6-1 Monday, May 13, 2019 5:30 PM The girls celebrated senior night with

a win against Onsted, 6-1. Leading the team inscoring was Faith Patania with 4 goals while Maddy Campbell and Katelyn Glynn alsoadded a goal a piece. Madison Walling chipped in two assists and Sam Kohls addedone as well. The team will play their last regular season home game vs. Lenawee Christian on Wednesday at 5:30pm. Grass Lake High School Varsity Softball beat Manchester High School 12-7 Monday, May 13, 2019 4:00 PM Grass Lake Warriors Varsity Clinches Lead In Fifth Inning To Defeat ManchesterGrass Lake Warriors Varsity snatched the lead late in the game in a 12-7 victory over Manchester on Monday. The game was tied at seven with Grass Lake Warriors Varsitybatting in the bottom of the fifth when Hayley Blumenauer induced Anna Konopka to hitinto a fielder's choice, but one run scored. Grass Lake High School Varsity Softball falls to Manchester High School 11-3 Monday, May 13, 2019 6:15 PM Grass Lake Warriors Varsity watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in an 11-3 loss to Manchester on Monday. Manchester scored on a double by Hayley Blumenauer in the first inning, a single by Jordan Porter in the first inning, and a fielder's choice by Liz O'Hotzke in the second inning. The Grass Lake Warriors Varsity struggled to put runs on the board and had a toughtime defensively containing Manchester, giving up 11 runs.

Gregory Ryan Wolfe Obituary Rest In Peace Gregory Wolfe

On Monday morning, April 15, 2019, Pastor Gregory Ryan Wolfe, age 71, saw the sun break thru, and the brilliance of the Son of God win victory over pancreatic cancer, when He took him to his forever home to spend eternity with his Lord and Savior. Greg was surrounded by his loving family, who with Heartland Hospice, cared for him briefly at home.  He was overlooking the water, always his place of peace and contentment, whether swimming, boating, skiing, or teaching others to do those things. Greg was preceded in death by his grandparents, Earl and Tessie Wolfe; father, Lowell Wolfe; brother-in-law, Russ File; nephew, Rusty File; sister-in-law, Sharon (Taylor) LaLonde, and fatherin-law, Joe Taylor. Greg is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sue; children, David (Christina) Wolfe, of Indiana, Aimee (Steve) Reasoner of Kalamazoo, and Bethany (Jon) Steele of Aviano AFB, Italy; grandchildren Patrick and Kyle Wolfe; Katey, Abby, James, Lexie, and Isaac Reasoner; his grand dogs, Pixie and Goose Steele; and Skittles his cat, whom he pretended not to like.  Greg is also survived by his mother, Betty, sister Debby File, his favorite (and only) niece Becky (Aaron) Moodie, great niece and nephew Lindsey and Lance Moodie; as well as his mother-in-law Marilyn Taylor; special cousins Vicki (Hubbard) Winchester and Jim Hubbard, and his adopted big brother Bud Freysinger.   As a result of the pulpit exchange, Greg is now also survived by his English son Karl (‘Fliss) Boggis, English daughter Nicky (Zahid) Hassan whose weddings he was blessed to participate in, and English grandchildren Harry and Jacob Boggis, and

Dayan and Anees Hassan. Greg was born to Lowell and Betty (Sarver) Wolfe and older sister Debby, on February 10, 1948, in Battle Creek, Michigan. He graduated from Battle Creek Central in 1966.  Greg married his prom date, his sweetie, Sue (Susan) Taylor on March 17, 1973.   They loved their way through 46 years of marriage, but dated for ten years, making it 56 years together.  Greg began his education at Kellogg Community College, went on to Morningside College graduating in 1970.  He then went on to pursue his Master of Divinity at Candler School of Theology at Emory University in 1973.  He served 40 years in six full time appointments in the West Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church, and six years part time during his retirement.  He chaired, and served on, many District and Conference boards and committees over the years.   Greg’s passion was in leadership development and small group ministries, evident in the numerous times he was a leader at church camps, Emmaus Walks, DeColores Weekends, and as an active member of the Ministerial Association wherever he was serving. In 1989, the family did a pulpit exchange in West Yorkshire, England, with Rev. Malcolm Guest and family, connecting deeply with the people there, resulting in enduring friendships, and the additions of extended family, as well as many visits back and forth across the pond.  Greg grew up with music; singing, playing upright bass with his family, for organizations, and in churches his entire life.  He enjoyed attending his own children’s concerts and sporting events, and more recently, those of his grandchildren.  Greg and Sue loved to travel and Greg had a gift for planning trips for the family, as well as for friends, and groups of friends, who came to explore parts of our beautiful state and country.   Greg was highly competitive in many areas: cards, particularly Euchre, games like Monopoly, pool, and cribbage, showing no mercy - not even to the kids. When losing, the whining began: ask anyone.  Greg walked his talk and touched the lives of so many, and he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.  He is gone from our sight, but never our memories.   Gone from our touch, but never our hearts.  A memorial service will be held at a later date, once military family can return home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a United Methodist Church of your choice, or to   Please sign Greg’s guestbook at

Pay It Forward project Spread Seeds of Kindness

Brenda Cooper

It’s another new week Grass Lakers! I don’t know about you all but we’ve been focused on spring outdoor projects over here at our house! I have been up to my eyeballs in painting projects in between all the rain. I’ve painted our wooden fence, our shed, our back deck and a few outside doors and I am ready for a cold lemonade and some warm grilling weather because it’s almost time to relax! Spring is the perfect time to get those outdoor projects done because the insects (spiders) aren’t really in motion yet and it’s not too hot outside to work, and did I mention there aren’t too many spiders outside yet? I hate spiders. Along with the outdoor projects Page 4

we’ve been doing we are also getting ready to plant flowers! Does anyone else love planting flowers!? I absolutely love planting annuals in the spring so we can enjoy the color all throughout the summer. At our old house, we had 5 window boxes and we had beautiful flowers all summer long right outside our windows. At our house in Grass Lake, our windows aren’t really suited for boxes so we added railing baskets to our back deck railings so we can have colorful flowers all summer long. If you haven’t tried deck railing baskets yet but you’ve always wanted to, you’ve got to try them this year! They are easy to care for and really do add a ton of beauty, not to mention another way to help our bees survive. This week’s pay it forward project is right in line with outdoor projects and planting flowers and is honestly one of my favorites! I did this last year and I loved it! Take a run

to “Designs by Judy” on Wolf Lake Rd here in Grass Lake and buy an annual flower and pay it forward to someone!

You can gift it to a co-worker, your postal worker, or teacher or better yet, give it to someone you don’t know! Last year when I did this project in town, I attached a “pay it forward” card to the flower (I bought red geraniums because they are my favorite) and I put the flowers on the hoods of cars in parking lots around town. Can you imagine seeing a little gift left for you on your car?! What a happy little surprise!

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This project is inexpensive, super easy, doesn’t take a lot of time and can be done with your kiddos to get them involved. I hope this week you will be inspired by the spring and that you will grab a flower for yourself and then one to pass along to someone else! It’s Spring and planting season and this project comes at the perfect time to spread seeds of kindness to others in our community! Happy planting Grass Lake!

Happy paying it forward this week Grass Lake!

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Cascades Humane Society

Pet of the Week

1515 Carmen Drive Jackson, MI 49202 (517) 787-7387 Monday: Closed

Tuesday-Saturday: 12-6 p.m. Sunday: Closed

Connecting animals in need with people who care.

Sara Our heart strings are pulled with this cat for sure. Sara’s owner passed away, and at 8 she has known no one else. Since Sara is a senior cat at 8 years of age we have a special price of $40 on her. She has many, many years left yet to love you and be a wonderful pet. Won’t you stop in and see this beautiful grey and white lady? Sara has been spayed, given parasite preventative, tested negative for FIV , litter trained and brought current on her vaccines. PLEASE stop in Tuesday through Saturday noon to six and visit one on one with Sara in one of our private visiting rooms.

Hans Hans is a 1 1/2 year old Doberman mix. Hans is quite a gentleman. He has been neutered, microchipped, heartworm tested negative, and is current on his vaccines. Hans walks well on a leash and would love to have you come and visit him today and make him a part of your “forever” family. Won’t you stop by today?

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Village of Grass Lake

Village of Grass Lake

To All Interested Citizens In The Village Of Grass Lake

Planning Commission 119 North Lake Street, P.O. Box 737 Grass Lake, Michigan 49240

Please take notice that a public hearing to receive input on a proposed amendment to the Village of Grass Lake General Ordinance’s has been scheduled. The proposed change is to add General Ordinance No. 91.101 Tall Grass and Weeds Ordinance. The hearing has been set for Tuesday June4, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Village Office, 119 N. Lake St. Village of Grass Lake. Copies of the proposed ordinance are available for public inspection at the Village Office and on the village’s website villageofgrasslake. com. The Village Council will receive comments in person during the hearing. Comments in writing may be directed to the Village Council, Village of Grass Lake, PO Box 737, Grass Lake, MI 49240 prior to the hearing date. Your participation is appreciated! Estelle Mead Village Clerk

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE ZONING ORDINANCE June 6, 2019 Notice is hereby given that the Village of Grass Lake Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday June 6th, 2019, for the purpose of considering an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance, in accordance with the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, (Public Act 110 of 2006, as amended). Amend Sect. 4.2.2 (Table of Uses), replacing “- -“ with “P” to allow Offices in the RM-1 district:

The current “Statement of Purpose” for the RM-1 district (Sect. describes The district as a mixture of residential and office uses. This amendment will correct an error made in the Zoning Ordinance draft that was created as part of the efforts to establish a form-based code in portions of the Village of Grass Lake. The public hearing will be held at the VillageOffices,119 North Lake Street, Grass Lake, MI 49240. The purpose of the public hearing is to explain the proposed change to the Ordinance to the public and receive public comment on the proposed changes. All interested parties are welcome to attend and present their comments. Written comments concerning the proposed amendments may be submitted to the VillageOffices prior to the hearing and will be made part of the official record. All minutes of meetings are available at the Village Clerk's office.

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The Recipe Exchange Dear Lynn, I’ve got several family get-togethers coming up this summer and I’m looking for some really good fruit salad recipes. Danielle from Hastings

Barbara from Quincy sent in her recipe for Barb’s Favorite Coffee Cake. Her grandson made the recipe and won Best of Show at the local county fair. Connie from Blissfield got her recipe for Rhubarb Coffee Cake from a neighbor and it is the best coffee cake she’s ever had. Mary from Defiance says her recipe for Blueberry Coffee Cake was handed down to her mother and then to her from her grandma who first made it in the 1940’s. It’s been a family favorite ever since. Please stop by my blog, Food, Fun and More for a visit at Send recipes and requests to The Recipe Exchange at BARB’S FAVORITE COFFEE CAKE 1 stick (1/2 c) soft butter 1 c sugar 2 eggs 1 c sour milk (1 c milk and 2 c flour 1 T vinegar) 1 t baking soda 1/2 t salt 1 t baking powder 1 t vanilla 3 c sliced apples, blueberries or sliced peaches Topping: 1/3 c brown sugar 1/4 c white sugar 1 t cinnamon 1/2 c chopped nuts DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and sour milk. Continue mixing. Stir in flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder and vanilla. Place batter in a lightly greased pan (pans can be sprayed with nonstick cooking spray). Use either a 9x13 inch pan or two 10 inch pans (either pie pans or square baking pans). Lightly stir in fruit of your choice or arrange on top of batter. Topping – Mix together brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon and chopped nuts. Sprinkle over top of coffee cake. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes for a 9x13 inch pan, or 15 to 20 minutes for smaller pans. Note: This recipe can be doubled. Freeze one coffee cake for unexpected guests.

Waterloo Hunt Club Observes 30th annual Earth Day Letter to the Editor Seventy area residents came to the Waterloo Hunt Club for the 30th annual Earth Day cleanup in the Waterloo Recreation Area. All of the volunteers are from Grass Lake. The Grass Lake Farmer Commando 4H club showed up in force, along with area residents and Waterloo Hunt Club members. All of the volunteers are from Grass Lake. We removed trash from about 20 miles of roads and a 30 yard

dumpster was filled; 40 tires were found along the roadsides and a trailer of scrap metal was collected. Once again we found enough trash to outfit a small house: big chairs, carpeting, a dryer, three TVs, a baby stroller, clothing, lamps and a mattress.  A valid passport that had been stolen was found and reunited with the owner. Member John Taylor has

12 area residents and their trucks covered nearly 4 miles of Waterloo Rec area roads scouring the roadways of trash.

RHUBARB COFFEE CAKE 1 box yellow cake mix 3/4 c milk 1 t vanilla 3 eggs 3 oz cream cheese, softened 2 c chopped, fresh rhubarb 1/2 c flour, divided 3/4 c sugar 1/4 c softened butter DIRECTIONS: Grease and flour the bottom and sides of a 9x13 inch baking pan. Using a large bowl, with and electric mixer, beat cake mix, milk, vanilla, eggs and cream cheese on low for 1 minute then medium speed for 2 minutes. In a separate bowl, toss rhubarb with 1/4 c flour. Fold into batter and spread in the baking pan. In a small bowl, mix together 1/4 c flour, sugar and butter to form coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over top of batter. Bake at 325 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. BLUEBERRY COFFEE CAKE 1 1/2 c fresh blueberries 1 1/4 c sugar, divided 1 3/4 c flour, divided 1/4 t baking soda 1 egg, beaten 1/2 t vanilla

1/4 c water 2 T cornstarch 1/2 t baking powder 1/4 c butter 1/2 c buttermilk 2 T butter

DIRECTIONS: Place blueberries and water in a saucepan. Heat to boiling, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Combine 1/4 c sugar and cornstarch. Add to fruit. Stir and cook until mixture is thickened. Set aside. In a mixing bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups of flour, baking powder, baking soda and 3/4 cup of sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In another bowl, mix together egg, buttermilk and vanilla. Add to flour mixture and stir until just moistened. Spread half of batter into an ungreased 8 inch square baking pan. Spread fruit mixture carefully over batter. Drop remaining batter in small mounds over filling. Stir 1/4 cup of flour and 1/4 c sugar together. Cut in 2 tablespoons of butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over top of coffee cake. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes, until golden brown.

participated in the cleanup for 30 years! Tom Keene and David Flores awarded Mr. Taylor with a trophy for his unparalleled service over the years. —Members of the Waterloo Hunt Club.

John, Dave and Tom, supporters of the Waterloo recreation area, take a break during the cleanup on Earth Day on April 22. 70 residents descended on the Waterloo Hunt Club for the 30th annual Earth Day cleanup All of the volunteers are from Grass Lake.

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Al-Anon meeting 10:30 am. 12 step program for anyone afflicted by another’s alcoholism. Location: First Presbyterian Church in Jackson. 517937-9503.


The Jackson County Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet on Saturday, April 18th 11:00 a.m. at Henry Ford Allegiance Health‘s auditorium “A” on the first floor inside the Anderson Building. The meeting is open to the public. For more information contact Suzi Howe at 517-782-8382. Road Runners meet every Saturday at Roaming Goat at 7:50 a.m. Check out their Facebook page @ GLRoadRunners for more information. Lost Railway Museum meets on the second Saturday of each month. Open to the public; volunteers welcome.


Jazzercise from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at Grass Lake Community Schools. For more information contact Laura Kulwicki at laura. Zumba with Alicia 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. at George Long Elementary School in the small gym.


Grass Lake Village Council meets the first and third Tuesdays at 119 N. Lake Street at 7:00 p.m. Grass Lake Charter Township meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Township Hall. American Legion Post 252 meets at Ryan’s Restaurant on the second Tuesday of the month at 9:00 a.m.

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Synopsis of the Minutes: April 16th, 2019 Regular Meeting

1. Call To Order/Pledge of Allegiance- President J. DeBoe called the regular meeting of the Grass Lake Village Council to order at 7:00 p.m. and led in the Pledge of Allegiance. 2. Roll Call: Present: All. Quorum declared. Public present: David Trent Village Manager, Treasurer Trudi Whitley, Sheila Martin Deputy Clerk/Treasurer, Paul Lammers, Liza Hamel and Jorge Acosta. 3. Adoption of Agenda: Motion by Rees, second by Shemwell to adopt the agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously. 4. Minutes: Crandall asked that her reason for not voting in favor of the BS & A software proposal be included in the minutes. Motion by Rees and seconded by Grimm to approve the minutes from the March 19, 2019 regular meeting as changed. Motion carried unanimously. 5. Public Comment: No comment at this time. 6. Disbursements: Clerk presented two bill lists. Discussion. Motion by Keener to approve the bills of $103,823.28, second Lammers. Motion carried unanimously. 7. Maintenance Report: Lammers reported activity for the month of March. He also reported the lift station on Wolf Lake Road is getting some new equipment that will enable remote activity at the lift station and alert him on his mobile phone. He would like to get this on the village lift stations as well. The equipment would cost around $15,000 for each lift station. A lot of other communities are paid to do Miss Digs and they include costs for new equipment as well while maintaining other municipalities. 8. Treasurer’s Report- Whitley told council that they are working on the reconciliations and thinks they should be able to get a final balance by the next meeting. Motion by Lammers to accept the report on bank balances for the village accounts, second Keener. Motion carried unanimously. 9. Correspondence: Notice from WOW on new changes to the channel lineup. The newest edition of the Connected magazine has been issued. Clerk provided members the newest list of phone numbers and the committee options. She asked that everyone review it and let her know who wants to be on what committee so it can be completed. 10. Committee Reports. Deputy DeLand should be back to work next month. The SAT and PSAT testing is complete at the schools. Project Safe Graduation plans are coming along. Anyone interested in helping out can contact Jennifer Keener or Gina Lammers. Farmers Market and Music in the Park will begin May 1st.

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Grass Lake Farmers Market and Music in the Park. Runs through September 25 at 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm. Music is the first and third Wednesday. until September 18, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Food vendors. Music sponsored by Do it Best Coppernolls Hardware. Alcoholics Anonymous Grass Lake Group meets weekly at 7:30 p.m. at Grass Lake Federated Church 519 E. Michigan Ave. Grass Lake Masonic Lodge meets the first Wednesday of the month at Village office building - 119 Lake Street at 7:30 p.m. Zumba with Alicia 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. in the George Long Elementary School cafeteria.


Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10194 meets on the third Thursday of the month at Grass Lake United Methodist Church. 449 E Michigan Avenue.


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11. Old Business A. Website Update- Trent and Keene will be making a recommendation on who they think will do the best website for the village and DDA by the next meeting. B. Sewer Collection Agreement Review-Trent provided council with a review from Attorney Fisher who took a look at the agreement that was signed back in 2002. Discussion. Motion by Lammers to proceed with drafting new agreements with the township for the water and sewer systems that will be mutually beneficial to the village and township, second Shemwell. Motion carried unanimously. 12. New Business A. American 1 Credit Union Temporary Use Request-Trent gave council a request from American 1 Credit Union to be allowed to have a mobile branch located at the Grass Lake Farmers Market for most Wednesday nights May 8 thru Sept 11th. Doug Lammers provided council the portion of the Zoning Ordinance that pertains to temporary uses. Discussion. Motion by Lammers to allow the temporary use as requested by American 1 and provided for in Section 5.11 of the village zoning ordinance, second Shemwell. Trent will get a corrected letter from American 1. Motion carried unanimously. 13. Village Manager’s Report – Trent reported that there will be a public forum held at the Whistlestop Park depot on May 9th from 6-8 p.m. to receive public input for non-motorized transit in Jackson County. For more information visit The village attorney has filed court papers on 841 Church St. Chad Noble of Henry Ford Allegiance has contacted Trent and they are inquiring on where they could make a difference in the Grass Lake community. Henry Ford Allegiance will be building an office near I-94 and may be attending a meeting in the near future. Whistlestop Park will be installing a new fountain on the grounds of the depot soon. They have planted a new tree this year as well, since the tree used for the lighting each year at Christmas time had to be removed. Trent was informed recently that the township will be having a different company doing the mowing this year. Crandall asked why the numbers weren’t adding up. Martin will review with her. 14. Upcoming Events –Music in the Park and Farmer Market will start on May 1st at the events park. The Community Wide Garage Sale is scheduled for June 7 & 8th get your address to the village clerk to be added to the map that is provided by the village (not the newspaper!). Traffic Jam In is July 12 & 13, 2019. Check out further upcoming events at www. or www.grasslakechamber. org. 15. Public Comment-Happy Easter everyone! 16. Adjournment-Motion by Shemwell, second by Grimm to adjourn the meeting at 9: 32 p.m. with unanimous approval. Respectfully submitted, Estelle Mead, Village Clerk

Grass Lake Yoga Thursdays from 6:30 pm. to 7:30 p.m at Federated Church of GL. For more information go to New Teen Center at Christ Lutheran Church, 4250 Page Avenue in Michigan Center. Games and activities. Thursday 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and

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FaithFest 2019. Saturday June 22. Full day of comtempory Christian music. For more information & tickets at Front Porch Concert Series. Capital City Brass Band. Great music at the 2019 front Porch Concert series at Jackson College. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket to enjoy fun free musical events. All concerts begin at 7p.m. outside the Potter Center. Show moved to indoor in case of rain. June 27. Chelsea Rod & Gun Club. July 12 5:00-8:00 at 7103 Road. Call 734475-7910. NRA certified instructor.

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