EVENTS AROUND GRATTAN CENTRE'

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Grattan Township Fire Department's
20 th Annual Pancake Breakfast

May 29, 2017 from 7:00 am-10:00 am

Donations Only  

Grattan Township Fire Department welcomes you to our 20 th annual pancake breakfast! Pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs and more for you and your family to enjoy! All proceeds go to the fire department for the necessities we need to protect our community and surrounding communities!


Wed, May 10, 2017
Lowell's Farmers' Market moves to Veterans' Memorial Park

With healthy eating and organic food all the rage these days, most good-sized towns have a farmers' market and Lowell is no exception. It's moving again this year, to the parking lot by Veterans Memorial park on Main St., directly across the street from the entrance to the Riverwalk.

“Nothing makes you think of summer, the goodness of freshly-harvested produce and the enjoyment of viewing and shopping for unique items in an outdoor atmosphere more than a Farmers' Market,” said Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce executive director Liz Baker. “The Lowell Farmers' Market will be a visible indication of the support we give our local farmers and specialty retailers.”

The Lowell Farmers' Market is open every Thursday, June 8 through Sept. 14, from noon until 5 pm.


REMINISCING GRATTAN TOWNSHIP 1905

 



2017 "Chair-A-Tee" campaign to benefit Pink Arrow Pride!!
Flat River Gallery and Framing
219 W. Main St. Lowell, MI

May 2-May 30
Calling all artists, 16 and over, to participate in the 2017 "Chair-A-Tee" campaign to benefit Pink Arrow Pride!! We're looking to create 60 uniquely-painted chairs to be displayed along Main Street in front of businesses and organizations July 5-August 25. Each chair will be numbered for a silent auction managed by each merchant to raise money for Pink Arrow Pride's 10th Anniversary to fight cancer. The minimum bid is $75.00 with $5.00 incremental bids. Artists will be paid a $50.00 stipend for the cost of their supplies after the sale of their chair or they have the option to donate it to Pink Arrow Pride. A reception will be held August 25 for final silent auction bids and to celebrate and honor participants!

Chairs will be donated, but you may use your own chair if you prefer. Either way, please stop into the Flat River Gallery and Framing, 219 W. Main St. Lowell, MI, May 2-May 30,  Tuesday-Friday 11-6 or Saturday 10-5 to sign up. Chairs must be finished and delivered to your assigned merchant by June 30. Please take the time to read the attached article for more details about this incredible event! 


Alvah N Belding Library
302 E. Main Street
Belding, Mi

Did you know
the Library has LAPTOP
computers available for in-library
use? Check one out today
Using your library card
and
Ancestry Library Edition is available
at the Library.

 


GRATTAN TOWNSHIP

CLEANUP DAY

May 20, 2017
7:00 am to 3:00 pm

No liquids (paint, oil, etc )

No brush or yard waste

Mattresses and box springs will be $10.00 and the money will be collected on site

Tires will be a $10.00 fee UNLESS cut in half or sidewalls cut out

Propane and fuel oil tanks must be cut in half and cleaned out

No hazardous materials

For a complete list of household items not accepted and disposal options for those items please visit www.accessKent.com/hhw


Grattan Township Recycling Now Available

Just a note that we now have a recycling bin at the Township Hall
It is a 30 yard blue recycling bin

You can place unsorted plastic, metal and glass in this bin,
as well as cardboard (no magazines or paper).

Additional details on the allowed items
can be found posted on the recycle bin

Paper and Magazines to be place in the Paper Trailer next to the recycle bin


Please observe and follow the instructions clearly posted on the bin describing what is recyclable

Do not bring old tires, mattresses, toxic or flammable materials and other items that bear no resemblance to recyclables.
This service for Grattan Township residents ONLY


FERTILIZER ORDINANCE
REMINDER

If you live near a lake please remember our fertilizer ordinance prohibiting
the use of phosphorus
Check the Grattan Township web site “Ordinance” page for complete information


Gold Star License Plate Legislation
New plates, which honor fallen heroes & their families

  Secretary of State Ruth Johnson looked on as Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation
that will allow the sale of Gold Star license plates to the families
of military personnel killed while serving on active duty.


GRATTAN TOWNSHIP TROOPS
Please remember all the military personnel in service to our country from Grattan area
whether they are serving here at home or abroad


United States Air Force
Cassidy Brummel
Welcome Home


United States Navy
Nick Brandes,
Coronado Island, Ca.

Sgt Matthew Schafer
Army National Guard
Afghanistan



U.S. Air Force
Kyle Visser
Welcome Home
Thanks


Mi National Guard
Scott Vaughn
Welcome Ho
me
Thanks

United States Marine Reserve
Cpt. Thomas Aquinas Albert

United States Army
Adam Hamilton

If you have a Veteran from Grattan Township or know of one, we would like to honor him/her on
our cable and web page


email me at
grattanweb@comcast.net


Veterans Memorial
Grattan Center Cemetery, Old Belding Road
Grattan


 KENT COUNTY SHERIFF ON-LINE REPORTING SERVICE

This service is for specific incidents where there are no suspects or there is a property
loss value of less than $1000
Destruction of Property
Larceny from an Auto
Lost Property
Misdemeanor
Theft
Vandalism
Go to: http://www.accesskent.com/
Then: Report an incident to Sheriff

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The Creation of "Taps": A Soldier's Good Night

Play taps

Since Its Creation during the Civil War, Taps Has Been Used to Signal the End of Day at
Military Camps and to Pay Tribute to Those Brave Souls Who Have Gone to Their Final Rest

      Day is done. Gone the sun. From the Lakes.
From the hills. From the sky.
All is well safely rest. God is nigh.
Fading light. Dims the sight And a star Gems the sky.
Gleaming bright. From afar. Drawing nigh. Falls the night.
Thanks and praise. For our days.
Neath the sun. Neath the stars. Neath the sky.
As we go. This we know. God is nigh

REMEMBER THOSE LOST OR HARMED WHILE SERVING THEIR COUNTRY


GRATTAN TOWNSHIP VETERANS

CIVIL WAR      ROLL CALL

James Cowan
William M. Francisco
James Heffran
Harvey Johnson
William Slayton
Abraham Wolfe

WORLD WAR I

Henry Detmers
William Hugh Cavanaugh

WORLD WAR II

John C. Loughlin
James Read
William Read
Robert H. Howard
Alfred Roberts

VIETNAM

Randall Craig VanHaitsma
James J. Heether II

AFGHANISTAN

Jason Thomas Plite - killed while on a rescue mission


CIVIL WAR     
25th Michigan Infantry
COMPANY B

NAME

Captain Samuel L. Demarest, Otisco

1st. Lieutenant Frank R. Chase, Otisco

2nd Lieutenant Asa W. Slayton, Grattan

ENLISTED MEN

NAME

HOME

AGE

Abby, Maolon

Grattan

19

Aldrich, Silas

Grattan

31

Andrews, James H.

Grattan

21

Antcliff, Frank C.

Otisco

25

Antcliff, Joseph

Otisco

24

Baker, Jonathan C.

Otisco

30

Barnard, Oved W.

Grattan

18

Bennett, George C.

Otisco

28

Bentley, Hallett G.

Otisco

30

Bentley, Judson C.

Ionia

25

Benton, Charles M.

Otisco

37

Benton, George

Otisco

26

Berry, Edgar L.

Orleans

18

Berry, Edwin R.

Otisco

23

Berry, Joseph

Oakfield

44

Berry, Leander

Orleans

30

Blanchard, Edwin W.

Otisco

24

Blatt, Joseph

Otisco

35

Brook, Phineas M.

Oakfield

20

Buck, Moses H. -or-

Oakfield

32

Black, Moses

 

 

Burras, Levi

Grattan

18

Capen, William L.

Otisco

21

Choate, David -or-

Otisco

22

Choate, William D.

 

 

Choate, Washington -or-

Otisco

20

Choate, George W.

 

 

Cooper, George W.

Grattan

18

Cooper, Solomon N.

Grattan

26

Currier, William H.

Keene

21

Cutler, Henry A.

Grattan

22

Davis, James R.

Otisco

21

Day, Oscar A.

Otisco

20

Demoray, William

Otisco

19

Dibble, Azra E.

Otisco

21

Dumon, Frank

Otisco

20

Eldridge, Myron A.

Otisco

27

Fish, Lagee M.

Otisco

25

Fish, Sanford

Otisco

23

Ford, Jacob A.

Grattan

29

Ford, Oren

Grattan

24

Francisco, William M.

Grattan

19

Green, Mortimer L.

Otisco

26

Haight, Charles W.

Ionia

23

Haight, Frederick G.

Otisco

24

Hanks, George A.

Otisco

19

Hart, Charles

Keene

24

Hart, George

Otisco

23

Hauser, George -or-

Otisco

31

Houser, George

 

 

Helmer, Henry -or-

Grattan

18

Helmes, Henry

 

 

Hill, Henry

Otisco

24

Houghton, Warren F.

Keene

21

Howe, Zadock S.

Otisco

25

Ingalls, John P.

Otisco

25

Jackenay, Ammi

Grattan

19

Joles, Hiram H.

Otisco

31

Joslin, Americ

Otisco

23

Kimmell, Edwin F.

Berrien Springs

24

King, Marshall

Orleans

19

Knee, Wesley H.

Otisco

25

Lovell, Isaac J.

Keene

25

Lowndes, Frederick

Otisco

29

McLain, Edward

Otisco

31

Moe, Albert C.

Otisco

20

Moe, Irving W.

Otisco

18

Moon, Seth M.

Otisco

32

More, Harmon -or-

Keene

22

Moe, Harmon

 

 

Murray, Thomas

Otisco

19

Murray, William J.

Otisco

19

Newton, Henry

Grattan

27

Northway, Anson H.

Otisco

24

Northway, Dura

Otisco

27

Pond, Warren

Oakfield

18

Porter, Alvin D.

Grattan

18

Purdy, Elijah

Grattan

28

Purdy, George W.

Otisco

23

Randall, David J.

Oakfield

20

Rennells, Joel Jr

Grattan

28

Rich, Nelson B.

Oakfield

18

Richard, William H.

Otisco

35

Ring, Armon J.

Otisco

21

Sage, James A.

Otisco

26

Slayton, Charles W.

Grattan

20

Slayton, Chester M.

Grattan

27

Slayton, William J.

Grattan

18

Smith, Newton N.

Otisco

19

Thornton, George D.

Otisco

20

Van Houten, Thunis J.

Otisco

19

Watson, Thomas

Oakfield

18

White, George W.

Vergennes

18

White, John R.

Grattan

30

William, George E.

Otisco

21

Winchell, Calvin

Otisco

31

Wood, William H.

Grattan

19

Wright, John A.

Otisco

18

21st Michigan Infantry
COMPANY H

OFFICERS

NAME

AGE

Captain Chase, Seymour

Cannonsburg

39

1st. Lieutenant Bishop, Loomis K.

Cannonsburg

25

2nd Lieutenant Robinson, Robert B.

Grand Rapids

26

ENLISTED MEN

NAME

AGE

Burgess, Cyrus M.

Cannonsburg

29

Chapin, Theodore, N.

Grattan

33

Chase, James S.

Cannonsburg

18

Chigwin, Edward

Cannonsburg

18

Collins, George

Cannonsburg

18

Douglass, Robert

Grattan Center

39

Gilman, Charles B.

Cannonsburg

22

Hartwell, Francis J.

Cannonsburg

30

Heffron, James

Cannonsburg

56

Johnson, Guy

Cannonsburg

21

Johnson, Orlin -or-

Cannonsburg

31

Johnson, Ortin

 

 

Kromer, Russell

Cannonsburg

29

Murphy, Michael

Cannonsburg

20

Sage, David B.

Cannonsburg

24

Scranton, Albert H.

Grattan

16

Terry, Martin

Cannonsburg

28

Thomas, James L.

Cannonsburg

19

Thomas, John M.

Cannonsburg

27

Thomas, William H.

Cannonsburg

20

Above Civil War information from "Michigan in the Civil War"

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