Band fundraiser coming February 18

On Tuesday, February 18 from 5-8 p.m. the St. Johns Big Boy will be holding a fundraiser for the Redwings Marching Band.

The celebrities for this event will include band director Roy Davis and our own band members. Don’t be surprised if you hear some music playing as you pull into the parking lot.

Big Boy will donate 20% of all revenues during the timeframe of 5-8 p.m. and certainly will be happy to accept additional donations. These funds will be used to defray the cost of a badly needed new equipment trailer for the band.

Legion to host fundraiser dinner February 22

On Saturday, February 22 American Legion Post 153 at 110 E. Walker St. in St. Johns will host a fundraising dinner from 4:30 p.m. -7:00.p.m. (or until gone)

The menu will include: Prime Rib wtIh au gratin potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll. dessert. Beverage not Included.

·Adults 12 and over $15.00 (one slice) $22.50 (two slices) 6-12 $10.00; under 6 $3.00

Open to the public. You do not need to be a Legion Family member to attend.

50/50 raffle drawing at 7 p.m.

Next dinner will be held on March 21, 2020 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Lenten Fish Fries begin February 28

The annual Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry will be offered beginning February 28. Subsequent dinners will be held on March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3.

There will be Baked and Fried Fish with all the fixings available for $12. The public is welcome from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Take Outs available (989) 224-1225. Columbian Hall 1108 N. US-27 in St. Johns.

GVSU Fall 2019 Dean’s List

Grand Valley State University announces the names of students who were placed on the dean’s list for the Fall 2019 semester concluding in December. The list includes those students who have maintained a 3.5 grade point average and been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits. The honor is noted on the students’ official records.

Saint Johns: Makaila L. Fike; Elizabeth A. Henry; Aubrey E. Kiel; Anna N. Krumm; Morgan A. Leavitt; Ryan E. Madar; Damian N. Martinez; Riley A. McCann; Abigail O. Murray; Gabrielle A. Ponze; Kendall C. Smith; Megan K. Soros; Olivia M. Trombley; Hunter M. Welch

Bath: Paul M. Harris; Madison T. Hoard; Lindsey K. Matsumoto; Georgia G. Sands; Ashley M. Setter; Jessica L. Stoskopf

DeWitt: Avery M. Armstrong; Ryan S. Bangs; Grace S. Brown; Jonathon P. Butler; Hailey N. Ciesluk; Tyson J. Coles; Brina R. Crown; Charles P. DeLong; Elizabeth P. Gaugier; Emily T. Gaugier; Abigail M. Gray; Zachary A. Hakes; Dayton J. Hammon; Lewis C. Hartsig; Zachary L. Hasse; Stella M. Hayes; Dawson W. Heath; Thomas M. Jimmerson; Charlotte E. Kleitch; Christian A. Langer; Ibtisam S. Matta; Merideth A. Nakfoor; Jenna C. Neumann; Caleb C. Poe; Madison G. Raynor; Benjamin A. Schon; Madison A. Sjolund; Davis W. Straus; Kristen M. Strojny; Ellie E. Willemin

Elsie: Brendan W. Sutliff

Fowler: Kyle R. Follick; Olivia A. Groves; Emily R. Spitzley

Westphalia: Lucas A. Pohl; Lilyanna G. Schafer; Claire L. Simon; Kayla P. Spitzley; Morgan R. Thelen

Michigan Technological University releases Fall Dean’s List

Michigan Technological University, in Houghton, Michigan, has released the Dean’s List for the 2019 fall semester. More than 1,880 students were named to the Dean’s List this past fall.

To be included, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Saint Johns
Eric A. Batz*, Grand Ledge High School, Electrical Eng Tech
Sophie M. Owen, Saint Johns High School, Electrical Engineering
Jacob H. Suidgeest*, Saint Johns High School, Computer Science

Zach A. Crook, Dewitt High School, Mechanical Engineering
Gabriel J. Glennon, Home School, Mechanical Engineering
Nicholas P. Hundt, Saint Johns High School, History
Lucille J. Kreuer, Dewitt High School, Software Engineering
Drew D. Yesmunt, Dewitt High School, General Engineering

Cameron J. Alvarez, Ashley High School, Audio Production & Technology

Riley D. Goerge, Fowler High School, Environmental Engineering

Matt J. Fox, Pewamo Westphalia High School, Civil Engineering
Jared L. Smith, Pewamo Westphalia High School, Computer Engineering
Jared A. Thelen, Pewamo Westphalia High School, Mechanical Engineering

Watch out for housing discrimination

Housing discrimination has no place in our community.

Learn some possible signs so you can help stop it:

• “We don’t take kids.”
• “The apartment I told you about on the phone has been rented.”
• “You have to be married.”
• “We only take people who speak English.”
• “I can’t assign you a handicap parking space.”
• “The ad was wrong – the rent is really $75 more.”

The only way to stop housing discrimination is for you to report it.

This is a public service message from the US. Department of housing and urban development in partnership with the National fair housing alliance. The federal fair housing act prohibits discrimination because of race, color, religion, National origin, sex, family status or disability.

If you think you may be a victim of housing discrimination, Contact the Fair Housing Center Of Southeast and Mid Michigan. Visit or call 877-979-fair.

Moolenaar Announces 2020 Congressional Art Competition

Congressman John Moolenaar invites all high school students from Michigan’s Fourth Congressional District to enter their art in the 2020 Congressional Art Competition.

The winning student from the Fourth District will have his or her art displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year and receive two round-trip tickets to travel to Washington, D.C for an annual event with Congressional Art Competition winners from around the country.

Regional winners from the Fourth District will have the opportunity for their art to be displayed in Congressman Moolenaar’s Midland and Cadillac offices.

The entry deadline for this year’s contest is April 3. Entries should be mailed or delivered to Congressman Moolenaar’s Midland office at 200 East Main Street, Suite 230, Midland, MI 48640.

More information on the rules and how to enter the Art Competition is online at Interested students who need assistance transporting their art to Midland or who have additional questions on the competition should contact Congressman Moolenaar’s office in Midland at 989-631-2552.

Rep. Filler announces February coffee hours

State Rep. Graham Filler has announced his next set of local coffee hours will be held Friday, February 14 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Big Boy, 1408 Old U.S. 27 in St. Johns.

“Each time I hold office hours, I am impressed with the high quality questions and in-depth discussion that takes place,” Filler said. “I look forward to sitting down with everyone again this month to discuss what is going on in Lansing.”

No appointments are necessary. Those unable to attend can contact Rep. Filler by phone at (517) 373-1778 or by email at