St Johns Lutheran Church Movie Night is Friday, June 24

The parking lot opens at 6:30 p.m., live music at 7 p.m. and some food trucks will be there as well. The movie starts at dusk.

Grab your family. Invite a friend!

Lowe and Maple Rapids UMC schedules Bible School June 28, 29

Lowe and Maple Rapids United Methodist Church will be holding their Annual Vacation Bible School June 28 and 29 at Lowe UMC. Check in will start at 5:30 p.m. and Bible School will run from 6-8 p.m.

Pre-Registration by June 20 is highly recommended and can be done by calling the church at 989-224-4460 or by registering online at

This is a Free event open to all youth entering Kindergarten – 6th grade in the fall. Kids will get a T-shirt, enjoy a snack, create some fun crafts, play games and learn a bible lesson.

Don’t forget free lunches on Tuesdays

Good News Kitchen, a ministry of St. John’s Lutheran Church, began serving free lunches on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The St. John’s Lutheran Church is located at 511 E. Sturgis St. in St. Johns, the corner of Business 27 and Sturgis St. You may stop by and grab a free lunch to go for yourself, your family, a friend or a neighbor. Meals are free for everyone, and all are welcome to come although donations are always accepted and appreciated.

If you have questions or want to order ahead for pick up call 989-224-6796. Look for the signs and come to the west side entrance to get your free meals.

Concert in the Park Series 19th Season scheduled

June 29 – Surf Zup – Iconic Surf Guitar Hits From The ’60s
July 6- Lansing Concert Band – A Great Evening
July 13 – C.A.R.MA – Grammy A Ward Winners – Jazz/Blues
July 20 – Toppermost – Wonderful Tribute To The Beatles
July 27 – Ryan Dehues – Timeless Classic Jazz Standards
August 3 – The Louie Longoria Band – Big Time Country
August 10 – Detroit Retro Society – Experience The Music
August 17 – Frendz – Big Band Swing/50s Rock/Motown Greats
August 24 – Miranda A The M80s – The Best Of the ’80s
August 31- Matt King – Ids Award-Winning Tribute to Elvis

William E. Tennant Performance Shell St. Johns City Park

Performances are Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. – rain or shine.

Keepsake Collection Arts and Craft Shows coming June 25, 26

Keepsake Collection Arts and Craft Shows will be at Uncle John’s Cider Mill on June 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on June 26 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Enjoy 100+ Exhibitors along with all the Cider Mill & Orchard has to offer. The Mill is located at 8614 US-127 north of St. Johns.

For more information visit Contact Leslie – 989-620-4085.

Student News

Elizabeth Wojtysiak graduates from Marquette University

This past spring Elizabeth Wojtysiak of DeWitt, MI graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Wojtysiak earned a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies.

Wojtysiak was one of 2,855 students to graduate from Marquette in May. Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university that draws over 7,500 undergraduate and 3,500 graduate and professional students from nearly all states and more than 60 countries. In addition to its nationally recognized academic programs, Marquette is known for its service learning programs and internships as students are challenged to use what they learn to make a difference in the world. Find out more about Marquette at


Bath native Elizabeth Remer named to Marquette University’s spring 2022 Dean’s List

Elizabeth Remer of Bath, MI, has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2022 semester at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Remer is pursuing a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies.

To make the Dean’s List, students must have earned at least 12 credits for the spring 2021 semester and have no disqualifying grades. The GPA threshold varies by college – for the College of Education and the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, undergraduate students must have at least a 3.7 to be named to the Dean’s List.


Matthew VanDeusen Graduates from Northern Illinois University

More than 2,200 students received their degrees from Northern Illinois University in May. Included among the graduates is Matthew VanDeusen of Ovid who earned a Master of Science in Data Analytics.

Northern Illinois University is a student-centered, nationally recognized public research university, with expertise that benefits its region and spans the globe in a wide variety of fields, including the sciences, humanities, arts, business, engineering, education, health and law. Through its main campus in DeKalb, Illinois, and education centers for students and working professionals in Chicago, Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Oregon and Rockford, NIU offers more than 100 courses of study while serving a diverse and international student body of about 19,000. The 17 NIU Huskie athletic teams compete in the Mid-American Conference at the highest NCAA Division I level. For more information, visit


The University of Wisconsin-Madison has named Abby Vitou of DeWitt to the School of Business Dean’s List for the spring semester of the 2021-2022 academic year.

Students who achieve at a high level academically are recognized by the dean at the close of each semester. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must complete a minimum of 12 graded degree credits in that semester.