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Author: The County Journal

The Brenda Loomis Band is bringing country to the Courthouse

Nashville recording artist Brenda Loomis will bring her special blend of talent, professionalism and fan-friendly, high energy to the historic 1885 Eaton County Courthouse Square this coming Thursday evening, August 3, part of the Summer Concerts on the Square free music series. The Brenda Loomis Band will be playing one familiar country, rock and blues hit after another, as well as the band’s original songs currently in rotation on hit country radio. Lead vocalist Brenda Loomis fronts the band, which also features lead, steel and accoustic guitars, keyboards, dobro, sax, bass and drums, blended with power harmonies that make...

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Concerts on the Square welcomes Lansing’s ‘Unlimited’

Lansing-based band Unlimited will take to the Summer Concerts on the Square stage for the first time this coming Thursday evening, July 27. A band of family and friends, Unlimited will bring their special mix of bluegrass and blues, country and classic rock to Charlotte for a fun night featuring five lead singers. “Every year, we bring back bands that our audience asks for, but we also try to feature acts we’ve never had in the series before,” said Bryan Myrkle, who organizes the concert series. “I think Unlimited is going to be great, and I am very happy...

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Local racer to compete at AMA National Motocross Championship

Eaton County’s Konnor Visger just made his dream come true. The 14-year-old dirt bike racer has qualified for the largest amateur motocross race in the world, the 36th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, presented by Lucas Oil, to be held this August at the historic Loretta Lynn Ranch. Konnor took on more than 22,000 hopefuls from across America to earn one of just 1,446 qualifying positions. “The Amateur National at Loretta Lynn’s is the event every motocross racer in the country wants to compete in,” said Event Director Tim Cotter. “A win at Loretta’s gives...

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Acres of Play offers children the opportunity to learn through play

D’Lynn Smith has witnessed the amazing ways in which children learn for the past 30 years. A certified kindergarten through fifth grade teacher, Miss D’Lynn, as she is affectionately called by her students, has observed that children learn best through play. So, she decided after 30 years in the early childhood education field that it was time to go on her own. She opened Acres of Play preschool in 2017 for children from 3 to 5 years old, offering a child-led program that focuses on true early childhood play in the purest form. Smith said she believes children are...

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