Thursday, February 7, 2013
Hartland readers inform about ammunition used for bird hunting, others question having hunting allowed during school days. What are your thoughts?
After a story regarding the proximity of the Variety Farms Game Preserve to Round Elementary School, several Patch readers wrote in defense of the preserve. "I have hunted at Variety Farms with my son and friends and as it states in your story that Variety Farms is a Bird hunting preserve," Scott Tobel wrote. "The McDevitt family found a bullet that hit there home. Well this is an unfortunate incident by all means, but I have been upland bird hunting for well over 30 years and there is no hunter out there that loads there weapon with a round that carries a bullet. "Bird hunting weapons consisting of a shotgun with BB's in the shell with a maximum range of 100 yds or less. A weapon that shoots a bullet can be fired from anywhere from a …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
One theater mom shares her family's experience with local community theater.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
By Laura Bickel Like most parents when our son was a toddler we started exploring various activities, adventures or opportunities to broaden our child’s life experience in ways we may not have had the opportunity to be exposed to as children ourselves, usually because our parents didn’t have the money or the time. Especially with a single parent, there really wasn’t a lot of time for the weekly commitment to sports and things until we got older and could manage to get ourselves to those activities on our own. One sister was a cheerleader, another sang in the choir and I played on the tennis team. My husband on the other hand grew up in a typical lower middle class family with three boys. They too did not do all those sports and scouts, etc…
Thursday, October 4, 2012
A new caution light has been installed at the busy intersection. Are the flashing lights enough to help direct traffic or should a regular traffic light be installed?
A new caution light on the corner of M-59 and Hacker Road is a warning for drivers at the busy intersection to slow down and be aware of other drivers. It’s a warning system that members of the St. John’s church has been trying to get for five years, according to congregation member James Lorang. “We wanted to put a regular light there, but the state wouldn’t do it right away,” Lorang said. “Supposedly, they’re going to do it in another year or something.” With safety being their number one concern, Lorang says that the church was hoping for the regular light with a timer device to help with the flow of traffic on Sunday mornings. With two heavily attended masses that day, Lorang says that approximately 600 cars can be waiting for up to a…
Monday, February 13, 2012
Lawmaker who represents Hartland provides updates and views on various topics.
Did you know that nonprofit organizations and prisoners are the only two groups of taxpayers that don't pay sales tax? Although this is strange, it's absolutely true. To fix this loophole, I recently supported House Bill 4678 to end this special sales tax exemption for prisoners. It is not fair to you, the law-abiding residents of this state, to pay more for products and services than felons sitting in jail. It is only fair that prisoners share an equal burden with the taxpayers whose dollars support their incarceration. It is estimated that revenue collection from these prisoners will be at least half a million dollars each year. That's half a million dollars that can go towards services for Michigan's residents. This legislation is now …