Superhero 5K Run, Walk, or Fly is April 27

Saturday, April 27th
St. Johns City Park

8:00 a.m. Registration Opens
9:00 a.m. Kids’ Super Dash
9:30 a.m. All runners take off
9:35 a.m. All walkers take off

will Your cape be ready?


County’s Clean Community Event is April 27

Have you heard the news? Clinton County Department of Waste Management is taking car and light truck tires for free at the April 27th Clean Community Event thanks to a grant from the MI Department of Environmental Quality.

Clinton County residents must register by Noon on April 24 for an appointment for this event as restrictions apply.

More information is always available on the website https://www.clinton-county.org/196/Waste-Management.


Ashley Schools planning Flea Market, Craft and Greenhouse sale May 11

Ashley Community Schools have announced plans for their upcoming Flea Market, Craft and Greenhouse sale to be held on Saturday, May 11.


Museum wants your Soap Box Derby photos

The Clinton County Historical Museum, located just west of the courthouse, is looking for photos and documents relating to the Soap Box Derby that was held in St. Johns in the 1960s and 70s.

They will have a year long display celebrating the return of the Soap Box Derby to St. Johns and would like to use your photo in the display. They can scan your photos so you can keep the originals.

They are also in need of vintage photos or other artifacts relating to police, sheriff, and fire departments in Clinton County to use in our featured exhibit this year. Please help if you can because they would like to honor the memory of those who served our community in years past.

You can contact the museum by phone 989-224-2894 or e-mail pgsmuseum@gmail.com.


His Cup Runneth Over Mobile Soup Kitchen starting 5th season


Suzie Brown, the new president-director of His Cup Runneth Over, is excited to be starting the 2019 season of Free Meals.

His Cup Runneth Over provides nutritional meals at no cost to everyone who stops by. A meal typically consists of a bowl of soup, bread, fruit and dessert that are all served in a lunch bag that can be taken to go or eaten at our table outside. In 2018, we served over 5,000 free meals.

They are excited to announce that this year their season will be kicking off on Tuesday, April 30. They will be at the following stops in St. Johns and serve meals thru October 31.

Every Tuesday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 110 Maple Ave.

Every Thursday: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Meadows of St. Johns, 2265 W. Parks Rd.

1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursday of each month: 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church/Beacon of Hope (Salvation Army Produce Distribution), 512 S. Whittemore St.

2nd Thursday of each month: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Suntree Apartments, 1100 Sunview Dr.

*No meals served week of July 4th.

His Cup Runneth Over is a non-profit 501(c)3, licensed food trailer, funded by donations and ran by hardworking volunteers. Volunteers are needed for 3 hour shifts to assist with prepping and serving meals each week. If you’d like more information, or would like to get involved as a volunteer please call Suzi Brown at 517-388-2005.


Historical Society needs your help identifying old photos

Approximately 100 years ago our ancestors stood before a photographer and their image appeared upon a 5″ x 7″ piece of glass. Amazingly, 300+ of those panes of glass remain but most of the people are still unidentified. That’s where archivests need your help.

There is now a webpage showing you these faces with hope that you know someone. There is an email address link for you to tell them the name and how you know them.

Any and all information is welcome. clinton.migenweb.org/CCHS/GlassNegatives/MAINPAGE.html

We all love a good mystery and it would be wonderful to be able to put a name to the face in the glass.


St. Johns Spring Clean-Up coming up May 11

Spring Clean-Up is scheduled for Saturday, May 11, 2019. Please do not place items out by the curb before Saturday, May 4th but all items must be out by 6:00 am on Saturday, May 11th. Items placed out after the contractors has passed through will not be picked up.

*Refuse is limited to 3 cubic yards (approx. size of a regular pick-up truck box).

Items accepted: Appliances (appliances containing any food will not be picked up. Doors must be removed from refrigerator or freezer unit); Electronics (T.V.’s, VCR’s, computer equipment); Lawn Mowers (must be drained of fuel and oil); Hub Caps; Copper or brass tubing with wire; Large Toys; Bicycles; Furniture (indoor and outdoor); mattresses; Scrap Metal (bed frames, aluminum lawn chairs, file cabinets, etc.); Odd pieces of lumber under 4 foot long (please bundle); Carpeting (bundles less than 6 foot long.

Items not accepted: Household Trash or Recyclables (cans, bottles, etc.); Liquids or Hazardous Waste; Automobile Components; Yard Waste including Stumps; Batteries (lead and alkaline batteries can be recycled); Books, Magazines, or Newspapers (these can be recycled); Construction or Demolition materials from major household repairs; Concrete, Bricks, Stone or Blocks; Dirt or sand piles (any volume); Latex paint (can be dried out by using saw dust or kitty litter and can be placed into your weekly household green bag collection).

*Refuse that is contaminated with any of the above items may be only partially picked up or left behind by Granger.

This event is for City residents only who live in one to four unit dwellings. Property owners of these units pay a refuse fee on their summer taxes. Apartment buildings over four units, commercial/industrial properties and the trailer park are not eligible for the Spring Clean-up. City residents please do not allow non-residents to place refuse in front of your property. City police will be monitoring Non-City resident trash dumping. All violators may be prosecuted and fined $500.