Grattan Township, MI

Around Grattan Center

EVENTS AROUND GRATTAN CENTRE
Check Out Grattan Cable Channel 25 for Updated News
Email: grattanweb@comcast.net

IMPORTANT NOTICE

GRATTAN SENIOR MEALS
SENIOR MEALS HAS BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE



showboat 2020_2      Showboat-2_8-5-20Boat will float sometime in September, depending on dry-land schedule and progress. Stay tuned!

Continuing a Community Icon….

The Lowell Showboat has been an historical icon of the Greater Lowell Community since 1931, serving as a catalyst in bringing the residents of our town and surrounding area together.  For more information, please visit Lowell Showboat.


 Lowell Arts, 223 W Main St, Lowell, MI 49331

  • The Lowell Arts Artist Market features giftable fine art and fine craft works by Michigan artists.
  • The gallery space is transformed into a retail setting with unique, one-of-a-kind items available for sale at a range of price points.
  • The annual market is a great place for people to purchase handmade items during the gift giving season.
  • Gallery Hours: February 13 – April 10, 2021, Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday 12-5pm
  • Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm 
  • More info at LowellArtsMi.org

Lowell Arts Spring Classes for Youth, Teens, and Adults
At Lowell Arts, 223 W Main St, Lowell, MI 49331

  • April 24  Wet Felted Spring Flower  Ages 12+




Flat River Outreach Ministries

MAIN OFFICE HOURS
Monday-Thursday         10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

FOOD PANTRY HOURS
Tuesday                           2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday                     5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday                              10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

TREASURES THRIFT SHOP HOURS
Tuesday – Friday             10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday                           10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

TREASURES THRIFT SHOP DONATION ROOM HOURS
Monday – Saturday             6:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

For more information, please visit fromlowell.org



Senior Food Commodities 

Senior Food Commodities provides Kent County older adults with a monthly distribution of food during regular food pantry hours. Pre-registration is required and must be completed a month prior to receiving food. You may pre-qualify in the FROM office.

For more information on qualifications or to register, contact Flat River Outreach Ministries at 897-8260

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



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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

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United States Air Force

Cassidy Brummel
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United States Navy

Nick Brandes,
Coronado Island, Ca.
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Sgt Matthew Schafer

Army National Guard
Afghanistan
     
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U.S. Air Force

Kyle Visser
Welcome Home
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Mi National Guard

Scott Vaughn
Welcome Home
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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

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email me at
grattanweb@comcast.net

Veterans Memorial

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Grattan Center Cemetery, Old Belding Road

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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

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

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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

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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
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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, SeymourCannonsburg 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, EdwardCannonsburg 18
Collins, GeorgeCannonsburg 18
Douglass, RobertGrattan Center 39
Gilman, Charles B.Cannonsburg 22
Hartwell, Francis J.Cannonsburg 30
Heffron, JamesCannonsburg 56
Johnson, GuyCannonsburg 21
Johnson, Orlin -or-Cannonsburg 31
Johnson, Ortin  
Kromer, RussellCannonsburg 29
Murphy, MichaelCannonsburg 20
Sage, David B.Cannonsburg 24
Scranton, Albert H.Grattan 16
Terry, MartinCannonsburg 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"
check out Grattan Township 1870) click here

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