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Month: July 2017

Lions Club ice cream social to benefit Vermontville youth

The Lions Club was founded many years ago with the intent of helping those who struggled with their vision. Whether providing prescription glasses or raising money to provide eye exams to those in need, the mission of the Lions Club remains largely the same today. For the Vermontville Lions Club, an opportunity to make a profound impact on a local youth while serving that very mission has come to the forefront. And, members are asking the community for its assistance. On Saturday, July 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Village Pavilion, members of the Vermontville Lions Club will serve up hand-made ice cream in celebration of its 5th annual ice cream social. Free will donations are accepted, and all proceeds will benefit 5-year-old Talon Gardner, a Vermontville resident who was born with Septo-Optic Dysplasia. “From birth, I knew there was something different about my son,” wrote Brittney Gardner in a letter to the Vermontville Lions Club. “His left pupil was white and I noticed it right away.” Septo-Optic Dysplasia is a rare congenital malformation syndrome that features underdevelopment of the optic nerve, pituitary gland dysfunction, and absence of the septum pellucidum (the midline part of the brain). Talon would undergo multiple surgeries in the first two years of his life before doctors discovered the full nature of his condition. From that point, Brittney said he has been...

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Interim Superintendent selected for Potterville Schools

In early July the Potterville school board appointed an interim superintendent for the school district. Tom Pillar, a retired superintendent from Waverly schools, is set to fill the interim role until the summer of 2018, by which point the Potterville school board hopes to have a candidate to fill the position permanently. The need for an interim superintendent follows after former superintendent Tim Donahue resigned from his position in May of 2017. Donahue resigned from his position due to a new employment opportunity with Buchanan Public Schools. According to school board president, Stacey Sipes, Donahue had been open to the possibility of a new superintendent position for a couple of years. Donahue started as an interim superintendent at Potterville schools in 2006, before moving into the permanent role. Because the Potterville school board had not done a thorough search, interview, and hiring process for a superintendent for over ten years, the current board decided to appoint someone temporarily to the role so there would be ample time to find a suitable candidate. Upon deciding to take more time and care in selecting a new superintendent, the board next decided to seek the aid of an executive search service, which is a common standard according to Sipes. The Michigan Association of School Boards is providing the search service for Potterville schools, which is an organization interim superintendent Pillar has worked...

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Something for everyone at 2017 Eaton County Fair

The July fireworks have finally subsided, and that can mean only one thing in Eaton County — it’s Fair time. The Eaton County Fair returns to Charlotte July 10 through July 15, bringing with it a schedule packed with entertaintment opportunities most anyone could find enjoyable. Elliott’s Amusements returns with its host of rides guaranteed to thrill and excite, and games ready to challenge even the most skilled on the midway. The grandstands await the roaring crowds dazzled by the monster trucks, motocross riders and powerful tractors. The 4-H rings are being filled by eager youth anticipating the opportunity...

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