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Eaton Rapids Township agrees to land transfer

Deb Malewski Contributing Writer The Eaton Rapids Township Board of Trustees has given its approval to allow for the transfer of 60 acres of land from the township to the city of Eaton Rapids. The decision was made at a special meeting held Dec. 5, which directly followed a public hearing on the matter. By a 4-1 vote, township trustees agreed to the conditional land transfer as provided by Michigan Public Act 425 (P.A. 425). The agreement is for a 60-acre parcel located on the west side of M-99, just south of Smith Road. The land is targeted for...

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Guetschow honored for 40 years of service

Deb Malewski Contributing Writer Charlotte City Manager Gregg Guetschow was recognized for his 40 years of service in local government at the Nov. 25 city council meeting. State Rep. Angela Witwer presented him with a framed proclamation signed by herself, Sen. Tom Barrett, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II. The proclamation references Guetschow’s “effectiveness and efficiency in public service” and reflects on the sacrifices he has made on behalf of Charlotte and the other cities where he has worked. “Charlotte will long benefit from his efforts towards a more resourceful and prosperous city,” reads the document....

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Community band to perform

Amy Jo Parish Contributing Writer The Charlotte community has been filled with music for the past six years, thanks to a group of volunteer musicians who make up the Charlotte Community Band, which is set to present a concert on Dec. 14. The band, under the direction of James McRae, began after a group of art enthusiasts from the chamber of commerce brainstormed the need for a community band. Initially, McRae volunteered to lead the band for the first few rehearsals to get the music playing. His leadership of the band, however, continues to this day. “I said that...

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Rising Tide presentation set for this Monday

The progress and achievements of Eaton Rapids’ Project Rising Tide will be presented on Monday, Dec. 9 at Eaton Rapids city hall. Heather Nugen, who has served as the project’s community development fellow, will give a presentation about the work done as part of Project Rising Tide. All interested individuals are encouraged to attend. According to a recent press release, Eaton Rapids’ Project Rising Tide was kicked-off in April of 2018. Created in 2015, Gov. Rick Snyder and the Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development (now Labor and Economic Opportunity) introduced the program to equip communities with the...

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Local man donates city tree

Deb Malewski Contributing Writer Larry Locke donated a tall pine tree from his yard on Center Street to serve as the official 2019 Eaton Rapids Christmas tree. The tree has already been taken down by city crews and has been placed in the circle at Hamlin Square near G.A.R. Island Park. The lights have been placed on the tree, but the switch to turn them on won’t be thrown until after the parade scheduled as part of the Hometown Family Christmas event on Saturday, Dec. 7. The lighting is expected to happen at approximately 6:30 p.m. Locke said it...

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