Rotary honors late Judge Wells

Last week the Rotary Club of St. Johns honored the late Judge Richard (Dick) Wells who was a Rotarian for 46 years. Wells passed away earlier this year on January 28, 2018.

His wife Nancy, his daughter Mindi and his two sons Brandy and Corey met with club members for lunch, and then they drove out to The Voice for Clinton County Children’s office. There the Club placed a small memorial in honor of Judge Wells. Dick was a person who lived the Rotary motto “Service Above Self”.


Festival of Lights had something for everyone
by Maralyn Fink

I stopped down at the Festival of Lights on Friday, and this is what I found.

It was a very cold and blistery afternoon but fun!


Fill a Cop Car, 2018
by Maralyn Fink


On Saturday I visited Kroger’s where our local police had their Fill A Cop Car. So here is what I found there.


Museum features antique table settings

The dining room table at the Paine-Gillam-Scott House Museum features dishes from the museum’s collection. The table is covered with a lace tablecloth with amber serving pieces, gold rimmed goblets and place settings. These are just a few of the beautiful serving dishes you can see when touring the dining room.

In the kitchen, the table is set with a 1907 china chocolate set, hand-painted by Abby Corbin, who was taught china painting by Mrs. Rose Gillam.

The museum is open Wednesdays 2- 6 p.m. and Sundays 1-4 p.m. through Sunday, December 16.

The Clinton County Historical Museum is located west of the courthouse, 106 Maple St., St. Johns, Michigan. Group tours and individual tours are welcome. For more information call 989-224-2894 or email PGSmuseum@gmail.com. Visit the webpage, PGSmuseum.com and Facebook, Paine-Gillam-Scott Museum.


Lansing Concert Jazz Band Saturday, December 15

A special 18-piece Lansing Big Band, along with singers Kelly Sandula-Gruner and Dan Templin, will present their annual Holiday Concert featuring Jazz Standards along with special Holiday Classics.

This wonderful Christmas program will take place on Saturday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Wilson Center Auditorium located at 101 W. Cass St. in downtown St. Johns, just south of the courthouse.

General Admission Tickets will be sold at the door – Adults $10, Seniors and Students $5. Kids under 12 Free.


Brass Band Presents Holiday Concert Sunday, December 16

Mountain Town Brass, mid-Michigan’s newest British-style brass band, will perform a holiday concert Sunday December 16, at 7:00 p.m. in the Wilson Center Auditorium, 101 W. Cass Street, St. Johns, MI

Admission is free. Donations will be accepted to help defray concert costs and help towards the ongoing Wilson Auditorium renovation project.

The festive sounds of brass will fill the air with your Holiday favorites and classics at the Wilson Center in the capable hands of Mid-Michigan’s newest British brass band, Mountain Town Brass.

This unique program features settings of familiar carols, popular holiday favorites, and majestic classics wrapped up in a variety of styles, Medieval to Modern. Cornet soloist Matt Taton returns to the Wilson Center stage, joined by euphonium soloist Cassandra Black in breathtaking performances of beloved Carols, truly music straight from the “Silver Bells.”

Under the direction of Dr. Travis Scott, Mountain Town Brass, formed in 2016, is an elite brass ensemble in the virtuosic British brass band tradition, successfully blending impeccable musical virtuosity with an enjoyable audience-friendly ambience.