Select Page

Month: January 2020

Palliative Care board of directors serves vital role

By Deb Malewski – Contributing Writer Margaret Kyser has been known as the driving force behind Eaton Community Palliative Care (ECPC) for many years, but she wants the community to know the vital role the organization’s board of directors play. Kyser serves as the executive director of ECPC, which is located at 2675 S. Cochran in Charlotte. The organization was formerly known as Eaton Community Hospice. The non-profit organization provides end-of-life care in a residential setting with support for the patient and their families to enable death with dignity. The program began serving the community through the efforts of...

Read More

Deb Malewski – Looking Back: Eaton Rapids helps ‘win the war’

By Deb Malewski – Columnist and Area Historian Eaton Rapids felt the impact of World War II just like the rest of the country. Looking back 75 years to 1945, Eaton Rapids area residents worked hard to do their part in helping the country win the war, as articles and ads in the Eaton Rapids Journal show. John G. Davidson was the mayor of Eaton Rapids in 1945, with W. Scott Munn, the author of “The Only Eaton Rapids on Earth,” and Leo Benjamin as commissioners. The fire chief was Win Forward. In the February 16, 1945, issue of...

Read More

Concerned over road flooding, local resident encourages others to speak out

By Deb Malewski Contributing Writer As of this newspaper’s deadline, the corner of Canal Road and Columbia Highway in Eaton Rapids Township was flooded over and closed to traffic until further notice. Rob Sepeter, a homeowner in the area, has been working hard to clear up the red tape and understand the situation that is preventing the resolution of the long-standing flooding problem. Another problem area is a low spot north of Wilbur Highway, Sepeter said. His concern there, he said, is that no one has yet taken ownership of the underlying cause of the flooding, and the road...

Read More

Charlotte baker to compete on Food Network

By Deb Malewski Contributing Writer Most cake decorators spend years learning their craft. Others, like Jeremy Davis, seem to be born with the ability to instinctively create artwork out of fondant and royal icing. Davis is the owner of Designed by Daddy Custom Cakery in Charlotte, a home-based business. He took one class in cake decorating and soon started his own business making custom cakes for every occasion. In less than three years, he has progressed to appearing on national television — showcasing his talent with some of the country’s best cake artists. “I’m the guy to come to...

Read More

Kerry Colestock perfects the ‘art of the cookie’

By Deb Malewski Contributing Writer Some artists paint on canvas, some paint murals on walls, some paint rocks. Kerry Colestock, of Eaton Rapids paints with royal icing on sugar cookies and has started a small cookie-making business. These cookies have no chocolate or peanut butter, but they are far from plain. Each sugar cookie is custom made and decorated with colorful icing. They are cut out and hand decorated with whimsical designs matching the request or the interests of the buyer. And they are made with love, Colestock said. Colestock started approximately a year ago with her “Kerry’s Cookies”...

Read More

ADVERTISEMENT:

READERS: SINCE MANY ADS ARE FROM OUTSIDE THE LOCAL AREA, PLEASE KNOW WHAT YOU ARE BUYING BEFORE SENDING MONEY.

ADVERTISEMENT:

READERS: SINCE MANY ADS ARE FROM OUTSIDE THE LOCAL AREA, PLEASE KNOW WHAT YOU ARE BUYING BEFORE SENDING MONEY.

Pin It on Pinterest