DeWitt officer involved in crash recovering

Robert Stump has been identified as the DeWitt police officer injured in a horrific head-on crash this past Wednesday, January 15.

According to his sister, Officer Robert Stump, a DeWitt Township Police Officer, was involved in a horrific head on collision while on duty. The suspect who was fleeing police arrest swerved into her brother’s parked cruiser, apparently attempting suicide. She was traveling
at the rate of approx 70 miles per hour.

Eyewitnesses said the impact sent Officer Stump and his vehicle flying 6-8 feet through the air. He was pulled from the vehicle because it was on fire. He suffers serious, non-life threatening injuries that require surgery. These surgeries come with extensive and intense therapy and rehabilitation.

A Go Fund Me account has been set up to help Officer Stump and his family deal with the costs that will be associated with his recovery.

Gunther retires after 41 years of service

Sparrow Clinton Hospital recently honored Cardiology Services Manager Jim Gunther upon the occasion of his retirement.

According to a hospital spokesperson, Jim has been an engaged and resourceful manager, and a strong advocate of community service. His accomplishments are numerous, having served the hospital for 41 years.

Gunther also has been involved in many other community activities including marching in the Drill Team at the Mint Festival parades, the many years in Clinton Capers and standing out as the birthday wish club because of his singing voice. He served as a great leader and community partner through Kiwanis activities.

The community wishes him and Shelly all the very best in his retirement years

Local emergency radio upgrade millage on March 10 ballot

A Clinton County Public Safety Radio Project millage proposal will be on the Ballot March 10, 2020.

The Clinton County 9-1-1 Central Dispatch is the point of contact for all your emergency and non-emergency local public safety needs for police, fire and ambulance services.

The County’s current public safety radio system equipment has reached its end of life and will not be supported after 2021.

For more information visit or

FOMR to hold bi-monthly meeting January 29

The Friends of the Maple River (FOMR) will hold their Bi-Monthly meeting at the Clinton County Courthouse in St. Johns at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

There will be no speaker scheduled because this will be a working meeting to make arrangements for the spring river cleanup, having a booth at the Quiet Water Symposium, and considering replacement of the now vacant president position for the organization.

Career Fair coming up January 30

Do you work in the manufacturing industry? Are you looking for a new job?

Proliant Dairy and MWC will host a Career Fair on January 30 from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. at AgroLiquid at the corner of E. M-21 and DeWitt Road in St. Johns.

Now hiring for hourly and salaried positions.

Artist Meet and Greet is February 20

Visit the IQhub in support of the the arts, artists, and our community on Thursday, February 20 from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

All artists displaying art at ART EXPLOSION, all their supporters, art-lovers, social people – everyone is invited, of all ages. Get ready for a fun night at the IQhub.

Vote for your favorite artists, and maybe even pick up something for your own home.

For more information – 989.640.7007 or visit the website at