Health department announces ACE Award winner

The Mid-Michigan District Health Department (MMDHD) has announced that Hailey Brewer, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, was chosen by her peers to receive the ACE (Achievement, Character, Excellence) Award for the period January through March 2018. ACE Award recipients are chosen by their colleagues and have proven to demonstrate achievement, character and excellence in all they do at MMDHD.

Brewer received multiple nominations from co-workers, who said she is a great team player with a wonderful attitude and a fantastic sense of humor.

16th Annual Springtime Community Festival – May 12

On Saturday, May 12 the Clinton County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 16th Annual Springtime Community Festival. It will be held at the CCRESA Building at 1013 S US 27 in St. Johns. Included will be a Craft Show with over 60 vendors (9am-3pm), Touch a Truck (9am-Noon), Car Cruise In from Noon-3 p.m. and Free Kids Crafts from 9 a.m.-3.p.m. Many businesses and non-profits will also be on hand from 9 a.m.-3.p.m.

The day starts out with treat bags given out to the first 50 adults that attend at 9am. Then an additional 50 bags will be given out to adults that arrive at 1pm. Also, everyone attending will have the opportunity to register for free door prizes that will be given out every ½ hour. Finally, every time you make a purchase from a vendor between 1-2:30 pm you will get your name entered into a drawing to win a special prize.

The prizes given out throughout the day will not be just for adults. There will be plenty for kids too. And, children can make free crafts throughout the day and experience all the great vehicles in the parking lot in the morning.

The St. Johns Community Band will provide musical entertainment from Noon to 1 pm and a DJ will be at the Car Cruise In from 1-3pm. Lunch, from the Clinton County Senior Center will include Sloppy Joes, Nachos and Hotdogs.

If you have a classic vehicle you would like to show off, bring it to the Car Cruise In between 12-3pm. Dash plagues and goodie bags will be given to the first 50 registrations.

The event is sponsored by the Clinton County Chamber of Commerce, along with Sparrow Clinton Hospital of St. Johns. Additional sponsors will be recognized at the event. Please contact the chamber if you are interested in booth space, or if you have any specific questions about the event. The Chamber can be reached at 989-224-7248 or email them at

Wieber Green P.C. announces the addition of new associate

Wieber Green P.C. would like to announce the addition of their new associate attorney, Adam Dreher. Adam hails from Ypsilanti, Michigan where he returned after serving 5 years in the United States Army as a Cavalry Scout. His time in the army was split between Fort Hood, Texas and two combat tours to Iraq. Adam served as a gunner on a Humvee and a Bradley Cavalry Fighting Vehicle within the 7th and 12th Cavlary Regiments while assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division. Adam was honorably discharged in March of 2008.

Adam attended Eastern Michigan University for his bachelor’s degree, graduating in 2010. Then he attended Michigan State University College of Law graduating in 2014. During his time in school, Adam focused on litigation by competing on EMU’s mock trial team, where he competed at the national championship in 2010, and on MSU’s trial advocacy board, where he competed across the country. Adam also earned a certificate in trial practice while in law school, and received the highest honors in criminal trial skills.

After graduating from MSU, Adam married his wife Rachel and the two have one son named Daxton and a dog named Paco. The four enjoy spending time together by getting outside whenever they can, and by pretending that Adam knows how to sail.

Adam’s focus will be family law and criminal matters.

Global Youth Service Day project announced

Clinton-Gratiot Habitat for Humanity believes that one of the best ways to make the biggest impact on a community is to help fix up what is needed, one clean yard or freshly painted front door at a time. The best way they know to do that is Rock the Block, which will hit Middleton on Friday and Saturday, April 27-28.

What is Rock the Block? It’s Habitat working alongside community partners. Neighborhood Revitalization allows Habitat to serve more homeowners by responding to community hopes with an expanded array of products, services and partnerships, empowering residents to revive their neighborhoods and enhance their quality of life.

Working together with Fulton Township officials, they selected a three-block area of Middleton. They sent letters and postcards to approximately 24 addresses, a mix of residential and commercial, and they hope to get many positive responses. They anticipate, weather permitting, doing anything from yard clean-up to painting to minor exterior repairs.

Who will do the work? Volunteers. They will get help from Fulton students, including nearly 100 middle schoolers on April 27 and around 50 high schoolers on April 28. Many hands make light work, however, so they would love to see community members leading work crews. To help, call Habitat at 989-227-1771, ext. 4.

Rotary learns about Human Trafficking

This week the Rotary Club welcomed speaker Sherry Montgomery, founder of “The House of Promise”, a House here in the St. Johns area that is for young women who have been victims of Human Trafficking. The house holds 8-10 women.

If you would like to help The House of Promise, they are looking for donations of meat, and an invisible fence that they can use for their dogs. They use dogs for some of their therapy.

Here are some random facts that Sherry shared with us about Human Trafficking:

* 150 girls a month are taken for Human Trafficking right here in Michigan.
* 3% are Kidnapped, 62% are runaways or have been tricked or coerced, and 35% are sold by their own family.
* 27,000,000 people live in this world as Human Trafficking Slaves.
* By the year 2020, Human Trafficking will be bigger than the drug business.
* The average age for a young female to be taken is 12 years old.
* 90% of the worlds pornography comes from the United States.

Please take time to learn about this horrible thing that is happening to our children, and what you can do to help.