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MacGregor invites local fire chief to House ceremony honoring 9/11 anniversary

September 20, 2012 // 0 Comments

The Michigan House of Representatives Tuesday hosted a ceremony honoring first responders and Michigan natives lost in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. State Rep. Peter MacGregor invited Courtland Township Fire Chief Mickey Davis to the event. “Sept. 11, 2001 was a tragic day in our nation’s history that we must never forget so we continue to honor those who died and all first responders who continue to fight for our safety,” said MacGregor, R-Rockford. “It was my honor to have Chief Davis with me on the House floor for this special ceremony. I greatly appreciate his sacrifices and the sacrifices of all first responders putting their lives on the line to protect us.” Following the presentation of the colors by a Michigan State Police Honor Guard, the names of fallen military members and first responders were read and honored. The ceremony is an annual event in the Michigan House.

BIRTHDAYS — September 22–28

September 20, 2012 // 0 Comments

22 Jack Ferguson, Bev Maher 23 Lois Ives, Ursula James, Lola Leder, Alyce Milligan, Fran Pleune 24 Jerry Rodel, Paula Sedrowski, Andy Tidey 25 Kelly McWaters, Frank Phillips 26 Elisabeth Brasure, Mildred Bylsma, Emily Harr, Lois Kremers, Dillon Maharry 27 Rich Kogelschatz 28 Pam Middleton, Val Northcutt, Trevor TenBrink

Showers participates in University of Evansville Freshman service project

September 20, 2012 // 0 Comments

The University of Evansville (UE) is proud to announce that Shain Showers of Belmont participated in the Freshman Service Project on Monday, August 20. The project sent new UE students to 20 locations throughout Evansville, Ind., including parks, community centers, and other nonprofit organizations, to perform tasks ranging from painting to cleaning to landscaping. The Freshman Service Project is part of Welcome Week, a program designed to help incoming students transition into college life before classes begin. “The goal of the Freshman Service Project is to help new students such as Showers get acquainted with the community they’ll call home during their college years,” said Geoff Edwards, director of UE’s Center for Student Engagement and coordinator of the Freshman Service Project. “Last year, UE students contributed more than 19,000 hours of community service, and we hope the Freshman Service Project inspires many students to continue serving the Evansville community.”

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