City Recreation accepting registrations for Fall Basketball Clinic

The City of St. Johns Recreation Department is accepting registration for this years Fall Basketball Clinic. The Basketball Clinic is a great introduction to basketball fundamentals and athletic skills for beginners with emphasis on shooting, dribbling, and passing techniques, along with speed and coordination development. The basketball clinic will be on Monday nights starting October 11 through November 1 with k-1st grade going from 6:15 to 7:15 and 2nd-3rd grade will be from 7:15 to 8:15. The cost for this four week clinic is $28 for City of St. Johns residents and $32 for Non-City residents. This basketball clinic is being provided by Basketball University, a contracted company working with the recreation department.

Registration forms are available at the city offices or you can register online at If you have any questions contact the recreation department at (989)224-8944 ext 228 or email

Soap Box Derby kit car to be displayed October 2

The first Soap Box Derby kit car for the proposed new St. Johns Derby will be on display at the Argoliquid showroom in St.Johns on October 2 with information and sign up sheets.

The Derby is planned to be held on Clinton Avenue on June 16, 2019. Girls and boys age 7 to 17 are eligible to race. The first 150 to sign up. It’s been 42 years; let’s make history.

Sparrow Clinton Hospital to host Community Health Fair

Sparrow Clinton Hospital will host a Community Health Fair on Saturday, September 29 from 8:30 a.m. to Noon at AgroLiquid on the corner of M21 and DeWitt Road.

Join them for this fun family event. Free flu shots for age 18 years and up, free health screenings, chair massages, children’s car seat checks, medication drop-off, 30 health and lifestyle booths, farmers’ market, the Fresh Food Fairy and her smoothie-making bicycle, and Love on a Leash therapy dogs will be there. This event is open to all Clinton County residents.

Soup kitchen makes stops in area next week

His Cup Runneth Over, a mobile soup kitchen, will be making a stop at

– First Congregational Church, 100 Maple Ave, St. Johns 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, September 25 and at

– Beacon of Hope/First Baptist Church, 512 S. US 27, St. Johns, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 25

– Carson City Linden Apartments, 320 E. Linden St., Carson City, Thursday, September 27 from 11 a.m to 1 p.m, and at

– The Meadows of St. Johns, 2265 W. Parks Rd., St. Johns, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday, September 27.

Soup, bread, fruit and dessert will be served to all who come free of charge. For more information call 989-533-9535 or 989-544-5764

Remember to recycle

If you are in need of recycling larger items, the St. Johns Lions Club Recycling Center located at 605 N. Swegles St., between Steel and Lincoln Streets, accepts the following items:

Aluminum, Washers, Dryers, Dishwashers, Stoves, Water Heaters, Refrigerators, Freezers, Furnaces, Air Conditioners, Computer Equipment (no glass, tv’s or monitors), Bikes, Auto Parts, Batteries, Copper, Styrofoam, Steel, Brass, Cast Iron. They also accept your everyday recyclables like newspapers, corrugated cardboard, telephone books, office paper, magazines, tin cans, PET #1 Clear Plastic (water bottles, etc.), #2 Clear and White Plastic (milk jugs, etc.), #2 Colored Plastic.

Eye Glasses and Hearing Aids (can be dropped off in the box in the newspaper room).

Moolenaar accepting Service Academy nomination applications

The office of Congressman John Moolenaar is accepting applications from high school seniors for nominations to the U.S. military service academies.

Members of Congress may nominate candidates for appointment to four of the five U.S. service academies: U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY; the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY.

Details about the application process are online at

Applications should be submitted to Congressman Moolenaar’s office by postal mail:

Congressman John Moolenaar, 200 East Main Street, Suite 230, Midland, MI 48640. The deadline for applications is November 9. Questions can be directed to the office in Midland at 989-631-2552.