Olympic Gold Medalist visit Eureka Elementary

Two-time Olympian gold medalist soccer player Lindsay Tarpley visited Eureka Elementary. She talked about hard work, and the students made dairy smoothies with the smoothie bike which powers a blender as you ride. Thank you to the United Dairy Industry of Michigan for the bike, speaker, and fantastic day.


Area 28 Special Olympics practices begin

Practices for the following sports will start indoors:
St Johns High School – Auxiliary Gym
(Park in south parking lot. Enter doors by the district offices. Down hallway to gym on left)
Saturdays – starting March 24
10:00 am – Noon

– Track and Field* – Coach: Marlanda Smith (running and walking races, long jump, softball throw, shot put, high jump)
– Horseshoes* – Coach: Kathy Logan
– Bocce Ball* – Coach: Del Rose
*Practices for the above sports will move outside as weather permits
– Volleyball – Coach: Beth Grost

– Practices for Swimming and Bowling:
Swimming – Coach: Adam Olsen Practices: St Johns High School Pool TBD Interested in swimming, contact Kathy/Debbie (517-669-7704)
Bowling (athletes under age 27) Coach: Crystal Sadler Practices: TBA – If you are interested in bowling you must contact Crystal Sadler (989-292-5032) by March 18. Spaces are limited / We have to register for Summer Games on April 25.

These events are for athletes only; no unified (partner) events. Athletes who want to participate Must attend the first practice. Athletes can only participate in One sport at the tournament. Athletes must be dressed appropriately for practice in his/her sport and for the weather when practices move outdoors.

Representing Area 28 in Special Olympics Michigan State Events is a privilege and an honor. Unfortunately, not all athletes can attend every event. The final choice of which athletes will be selected depends on: attendance and participation at practices, good sportsmanship & appropriate behavior displayed, and attendance at other state events.

Special Olympics Summer Games
Central Michigan University, Mt Pleasant, MI
May 31 – June 2, 2018
Special Olympics Area 28
10100 Williams Rd / DeWitt, MI 48820
(517) 669-7704 • area28@somi.org
Like us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/SpecialOlympics-Area-28/261575313949548


Moolenaar meets with Army Corps of Engineers about the Soo Locks

Congressman John Moolenaar has met with Lieutenant Colonel Dennis Sugrue of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. They discussed ongoing projects in Congressman Moolenaar’s district and the Corps’ work on the Soo Locks.

The Army Corps study regarding a new lake carrier-sized lock is expected, after multiple delays, to be completed and released to the public on June 29.

Congressman Moolenaar made the following comment on today’s meeting:

“I strongly encourage the Army Corps to complete its report on the Soo Locks as soon as possible. This report is already behind schedule and it should be completed before June 29. Each day of inaction on this project raises the price of building a new Soo lock, costing the taxpayers more money. It’s time for the Army Corps to get its work done.”


Maralyn’s Did You Know – Dog food recall

Steve’s Real Food of Salt Lake City, Utah is voluntarily recalling one lot of its Raw Frozen Dog Food Turkey Canine Recipe due to the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected product was sold frozen in 5-pound bags. Bags affected by this recall are identified with the following UPC codes and “Best by” date located on the package.

Raw Frozen Dog Food Turkey Canine Recipe
5-pound bag
Lot # E178
Best By Date: 9/27/18

This recall is being initiated after the firm was notified by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture that a retail sample was collected and tested positive for Salmonella. No pet or consumer illnesses from this product have been reported to date.


Letter – SJPS thanks the community

St. Johns Public Schools is grateful for our generous community. Once again, we have received donations nearing $1,000 to pay for negative lunch balances for those students in need.

Thank you to the Lowe United Methodist Church members for your generosity. Also, thank you to a donor who wishes to remain anonymous for your continued generosity.