Greenbush Twp. fire claims one life
Rotary learns about ongoing fight against polio
Dinner Theatre tickets on sale
Foster Parenting and Adoption Panel coming Wednesday, January 15
Lowe UMC Euchre Tournaments scheduled
Health Department offers free radon testing

Greenbush Twp. fire claims one life

On Sunday, January 5 the St. Johns Fire Department answered a call of a house on fire just after 7:00 p.m. at 3601 Hall Road in Greenbush Township. When they arrived the house was fully engulfed in flames, and firefighters were unable to enter the building.

They were assisted by Ovid Fire and Elsie Fire, and the three departments fought the blaze for four hours before it was extinguished.

At that time a person, believed to be the homeowner, was found inside the house. No names have been released while the investigation by St Johns Fire Department with assistance from the State Fire Marshall’s Office continues.


Rotary learns about ongoing fight against polio

Nick Koenigsknecht reported to the St. Johns Rotary Club about Rotary’s Polio Plus program. Thanks to Rotary and the Bill Gates Foundation, polio is very close to being eradicated. It still exists in Pakistan and Afghanistan and a very small section in Nigeria.


Dinner Theatre tickets on sale

The St. Johns High School Theatre Department will present Anna and August and The Book of Everything on Saturday, February 1 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Dinner Theatre Tickets are on sale. Buy yours by January 22 for only $15 a person. sjdrama.ludus.com

Ticket prices go up to $18 a person on January 23. Ticket price includes 2 shows and dinner.


Foster Parenting and Adoption Panel coming Wednesday, January 15

The Clinton County Department of Health and Human Services and The Voice for Clinton County’s Children will present Foster Parenting and Adoption: YOU could be the missing piece.

Have you ever been interested in learning more about being a foster or adoptive parent? Join us for an evening of questions and answers from our experienced panel members.

There will be light refreshments at 6:30 pm followed by the panel event 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 pm.

Childcare and community resource booths will be available.

The event will be held on Wednesday, January 15 at Redeemer Church-DeWitt Campus, 13980 Shavey Road, DeWitt. For more information contact Kelly Schafer at 989-640-5681 or visit VoiceForClintonCountyChildren.org.


Lowe UMC Euchre Tournaments scheduled

The Maple Rapids and Lowe United Methodist Church Community Outreach Group will be hosting three upcoming Euchre Tournaments at Lowe UMC located at 5485 W Lowe Rd. St. Johns, MI.

The dates are January 17, February 21, and March 20.

All tournaments run from 7-10 p.m. All are welcome to join them for a great night of cards, fellowship and refreshments. Prizes will be awarded for highest points, lowest points and most lone hands.


Health Department offers free radon testing

The Mid-Michigan District Health Department (MMDHD) is encouraging residents to test their homes for radon and is offering free test kits to those living in Clinton, Gratiot and Montcalm counties.

Exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. According to Liz Braddock, MMDHD Environmental Health Division Director, if you breathe radon, it will increase your chances for developing lung cancer.

Radon is a naturally occurring gas in the environment that can rise to dangerous levels in homes, especially in the winter when windows remain closed.

Radon forms when small amounts of radium and uranium start to break down in the ground. It then enters homes through cracks in walls, basement floors, foundations and other openings. The gas becomes dangerous when it gets trapped indoors and builds to high levels. Any home, new or old, could have a radon problem. This invisible gas has no smell and causes no immediate symptoms, so testing is the only way to know if radon has invaded your home.

Get your free test kit by contacting MMDHD:

Clinton County Branch Office: 1307 E. Townsend Road, St. Johns. Phone: 989-227-3110.
Gratiot County Branch Office: 151 Commerce Drive, Ithaca. Phone: 989-875-1002.
Montcalm County Branch Office: 615 N. State Street, Stanton. Phone: 989-831-3607.

For more information, please visit www.epa.gov/radon.