Latest County Covid stats

You might feel healthy, but the reality is this: about 40% of people who have COVID-19 may be asymptomatic. That means almost one out of every two people could be infected. They might not know it until it’s too late. We can only contain the virus and keep Michigan open if everyone stays careful and masks up when they leave home, whether they feel sick or not. Face coverings can reduce the chance of spreading COVID-19 by about 70%. So Mask Up Michigan!

596 cases and 13 deaths, Probable Cases Clinton County: 81 [as of September 26]

For the latest updates visit https://www.mmdhd.org/novel-coronavirus/


His Cup Runneth Over serves free meals on Tuesdays

Spread the word that free meals are served on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Congregational Church, St. Johns.

Drive up and they will bring your meals out to you. If you need delivery call or text 517-388-2005 or 989-544-5764 by 11 a.m.


SJHS athletic events schedule is online

photo courtesy of Darryl Schmitz

Find your SJHS Athletic Event Schedules at: https://stjohnsathletics.com/


County’s Free for Fall collection canceled

After much consideration, Clinton County’s October 3 Free for Fall collection event has been officially canceled due to health and safety reasons.

Residents are encouraged to use the Waste Wizard search tool for disposal options, but please always call before you make the trip because hours and conditions may vary due to COVID 19 restrictions. https://www.clinton-county.org/679/Waste-Wizard.

The Department of Waste Management has started a newsletter to keep county residents up to date on the current recycling news/events. It will be sent through email once a month.
To subscribe:
http://ow.ly/zywn50BeXgg

Check out the September Newsletter:
http://ow.ly/CNWY50BeXgf


Churches plan video of local veterans

The Lowe and Maple Rapids United Methodist Churches want to show their appreciation to our Veterans this fall.

Many of you have participated in the past by attending their Annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner. This year, due to the corona virus, they will be unable to serve you dinner or honor you in person at the Lowe Church. They sincerely regret this and do not want Veterans Day to pass without showing appreciation to each of you.

This year they are offering to record you on video. You would be asked just a few questions, such as: where you served our country; the number of years you served; and any experience you wish to share. Everyone who has served in any branch of the military is most welcome and encouraged to be a part of this video.

Artis White will be doing the taping and will create a video of all the veterans to be displayed on Veterans Day, November 11th. If you are a participant, you will receive your own personal copy on DVD.

If you are willing to participate, please call the church office [989] 224-4460 and leave a message, or contact Artis White directly at [517] 749-8351 to schedule an appointment.

If you are unable to travel but would like to participate, they will accommodate you in whatever ways are helpful. Please know that they are so very grateful for the service you have given to our country.


Order your first Christmas Gift now

The Clinton County Historical Society is promoting the sale of the beginnings of our local history in the form of a 500 piece (18″ x 24″) puzzle. With some extra time on our hands you can have some fun putting together a great picture of our 1890 Clinton County Court House.

To order:
Please send the following information and include a check for $35 (if you want to pick up in St. Johns) or
$40 (if you want it shipped) to:
CCHS
P.O. Box 174
St. Johns, MI 48879

Please include: Your name, Your address and Phone or email to notify you of arrival.

Pick up will be at 503 N. Lansing St., St. Johns, MI 48879. For more information call Julie Peters: 989-501-0599 or email petersj@msu.edu.


Briggs District Library Hours

Briggs District Library is currently open for in facility usage and curbside delivery on a reduced schedule. The Library is following the recommended safety guidelines which include increased cleaning procedures, quarantining all returned materials for a minimum of 96hrs, social distancing, occupancy restrictions and requiring all staff and patrons age five and over to wear a mask unless exempt for medical reasons.

The Library’s current operating hours are:
Monday: 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Thursday: 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

For more up to date information visit the library’s website www.briggsdistrictlibrary.org or Facebook page or call (989)224-4702.

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Contact Information:

Library Director: Sara Morrison
Phone: 989-224-4702 * Fax: 989-224-1205
E-mail: director@briggsdistrictlibrary.org
Street address: 108 E Railroad * Saint Johns, MI 48879