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!

357 cases and 13 deaths, Probable Cases Clinton County: 66 [as of August 10]

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


Primary election results

Clinton County Transit System Millage Measure
Yes 12,339 67.4%
No 5,964 32.6%

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Clinton County Prosecutor
Tony Spagnuolo Republican 6,163 57.5%
Sarah Huyser Republican 4,555 42.5%

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Clinton County Drain Commissioner
Phil Hanses Republican 5,946 57.9%
Tim Gill Republican 4,331 42.1%


Meetings of the Clinton County MARSP suspended

Due to Covid 19, the executive board of the Clinton County Chapter of MARSP has suspended all remaining meetings for 2020. We hope that we will again be able to meet in the spring of 2021. We will keep you informed. Stay healthy. Sincerely, Roseann Torra, President.


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.


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.


Collection event canceled

After much consideration, the October 3rd collection event has been officially canceled due to health and safety reasons.

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

More information can always be found on the website https://www.clinton-county.org/196/Waste-Management or by calling our office (989) 224-5186.


Local students awarded scholarships

GPS Hospitality, a rapidly growing franchisee with nearly 400 Burger King restaurants, is pleased to announce it will award Burger King McLamore Foundation scholarships to 247 students in 13 states this graduation season. Since 2013, GPS Hospitality has supported 1,119 scholars.

Scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors based on their grade point average and the impact the students have on their schools and communities through volunteerism and work experience.

Burger King employees and their family members pursuing a traditional post-secondary education or enrichment programs are also eligible to apply. This year’s 247 winners include 39 employees and 208 seniors in GPS Hospitality’s local communities. Burger King McLamore Foundation scholarships are a community effort as they are funded completely through guest donations at local restaurants.

The Burger King Scholars selected for the 2020 program from Clinton County include:


Peter Apostol, St. Johns High School

Kayla Williams, St. Johns High School

Rebecca Lowe, DeWitt High School
Gracie Meisling, DeWitt High School

“We are proud to award these scholarships in partnership with the McLamore Foundation,” said Tom Garrett, CEO of GPS Hospitality. “These scholarships are a testament not only to the determination of these deserving students but also the generosity of our guests and the hard work by our team members, who executed successful in-restaurant campaigns to fund the awards.”

In 2019, GPS Hospitality restaurants participated in both the spring and fall McLamore Foundation fundraisers which generated $247,000 from $1 donations. Founded in 2000, the Foundation has awarded more than $40 million in scholarships to over 36,000 students. In 2020, GPS Hospitality’s nearly 250 Burger King? Scholars will receive $1,000 scholarships to further their educational advancement.

The Burger King Scholars program is the Burger King McLamore Foundation’s flagship program, established to memorialize James W. McLamore, Burger King brand’s co-founder. James W. McLamore valued education, integrity, good citizenship, and entrepreneurial spirit. These same values are central to the Burger King McLamore Foundation, which continues to build on his commitment to education.

For more information on the program, including instructions for 2021 scholarship applications, please visit https://bk-scholars.com/