EVENTS AROUND GRATTAN CENTRE'

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Lowell Area Historical Museum
616-897-7688.

February 13 "Tots at Museum" Program
10:30-12:00.
Explore the Museum, learn about history through
hands-on activities and create a take home craft.
Ages 0-5 and their caregivers.
$1 per child


Big Pine Island Members Only

Winter Ice Pig Festival 2017
Saturday, February 18
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM,
Tired of sitting inside watching the gray dreary weather out the window? Embrace the season and enjoy the outdoors this winter with our annual Winterfest on Big Pine Island Lake called “Ice Pig”. (Ice Party In Garage) This is a real chance to meet new neighbors and catch up with some old friends while enjoying food and a beverage near a bonfire. This family friendly event encourages members to bring the kids and grandkids to enjoy some hot. chocolate while playing in the snow. The event is held on the winter free fishing weekend, so we also host an ice fishing contest for the hardy souls in the group. This year's Ice Pig -Saturday, February 18 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and will be held at the Manikowski residence at 12027 Mac Drive. Parking is extremely limited, so come by hard water on a snowmobile or quad runner if possible, or you may need to park down the road.


LowellArts Players presents
Playwright Festival: Family Matters
Feb 17 and 18 at 7 pm
Feb 19 at 2 pm

At LowellArts Theater, 223 W Main St

LowellArts presents Family Matters: A Playwright Festival ,
a production of eight 10-minute plays written by playwrights
and performed by emerging and established actors.
Original plays, that fit the theme Family Matters
were submitted to the competition which was open to any
playwright 18 years and older.
Eight 10-m inute plays were selected to be produced on stage.
The plays will be performed at the new LowellArts Theater in downtown Lowell.


Michigan's Free Fishing Weekends: An annual tradition
Free Fishing Weekend lures in fun Feb. 18-19

Grab a fishing rod and take advantage of the first of two Free Fishing Weekends Feb. 18-19. Twice a year, residents and non-residents can enjoy two back-to-back days of fishing without a license. All other fishing regulations apply.

Additionally, the DNR will waive the regular Recreation Passport entry fee that grants vehicle access to Michigan's 103 state parks and recreation areas. Several of these locations will be hosting official Free Fishing events that are perfect for the whole family!



Irish Stew Dinner
Bostwick Lake Congregation Church
7979 Belding Road Rockford MI

March 11
4:30-6:30pm Stew, coleslaw, bread, drink, desert
Adults $9.00 Kids $4.00
Under 5 free Mac/cheese available


Call for Artists Fallasburg Arts Festival 2017
LowellArts invites artists to apply to the 49th annual, 2-day festival held in picturesque Fallasburg Park, located approximately 20 miles east of Grand Rapids in Lowell, MI. The event features 100 unique fine art and fine craft booths, food booths, children's craft area, craft demonstrations, and music performed on an outdoor stage. Annual attendance estimates are 25,000. Event Dates: September 16 & 17. Deadline to apply - April 1. Application to be an artist at the festival is now available on-line at ZAPPlication.org. Link to Application Page on ZAPP: www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=5564

LOWELLARTS | 223 W MAIN ST | LOWELL, MI | www.lowellartsmi.org


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 for us
at the Library.


GRATTAN TOWNSHIP

CLEANUP DAY

May 3, 2017

7:00 am to 3:00 pm


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 material sand 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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