Down Mainstreet 2/27/19
CHILLY WILLY: Work is progressing, in spite of the winter weather, on both the new Greenstone Farm Credit Services building and sidewalk project on Sandusky’s west end. The Greenstone building is nearly framed up and concrete drains are being installed along M-46 near Family Farm & Home. It is disappointing that the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) specified segmented concrete pipe for this project, when Jensen Bridge, one of the best corrugated metal pipe manufacturers around, is less than a mile from the worksite. At least MDOT is putting up the money for this $800k portion of the project. Your tax dollars at “work”.
LIONS PAST PRESIDENTS: It is a privilege to attend the monthly gatherings of the Sandusky Lions Club Past Presidents. A tradition closing in on the century mark. The latest, a gathering of 12 at the Vault Steakhouse & Saloon, did not disappoint. Excellent food, service and atmosphere.
BACK-TALK: State Rep. Shane Hernandez will host local office hours on Friday, March 1 to meet with residents of Sanilac and St. Clair counties. “Input from the people in our community is essential to effectively representing you in Lansing,” Hernandez said. “One of my top priorities as a state legislator is being open and accessible to you. I welcome anyone to attend.” The office hours are scheduled for the following times and locations: 10:30 a.m. at the Horseshoe Grill, 4000 Main St. in Brown City; and 12:00 p.m. at the Mainstreet Café, 40 S. Elk St. in Sandusky. No appointment is necessary to attend office hours. Those unable to attend may contact Rep. Hernandez’s office by calling (517) 373-0835 or by email at ShaneHernandez@house.mi.gov.
TRACK-TALK: A Deckerville Track Fundraiser “Fish Fry” will be held at Farmer’s Tavern in Ruth on Monday, March 4, from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. There is a charge for adults and children age 6-12; with kids under 5 fed for free.
TRACK-TALK II: A “Get on Track” Red Raider Outdoor Banquet is planned for Saturday, March 9, at St. Elizabeth Church Parish Hall, Marlette. The “Get on Track” committee is seeking community donations in the form of cash or items for their raffles and auctions funding Marlette Community Schools’ track facilities and maintenance. Donations can be given by an individual or business. For more information, contact Steve Ellis at 989-635-7563.
COPOUT: Sandusky City Police has lost another officer as one recently resigned after being found inside a local bar after closing time.
INFORMATION IS POWER: The Sanilac Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet at McKenzie Health System Dining Room, 120 Delaware Street, Sandusky on March 1,from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. The event is free of charge and registration is not required.
CHAMBER CHATTER: The next meeting of the Marlette Chamber of Commerce is scheduled for 12-noon on Wednesday, March 6, at Liang’s Garden. Area businesses are invited to join the Marlette Area Chamber of Commerce in 2019. Membership includes monthly meetings, education, and social events. They meet on the first Wednesday of every month at Marlette City Hall at 8 a.m. Quarterly lunch meetings are also held at various area restaurants. For more information, call 989-6357448.
PRO-LIFE-KIDS: There will be a Stand Up For Life Youth Rally held at Bad Axe Middle School on Sunday, March 17, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. This is for ages 12-18. There will be a guest speaker, pizza, prizes, breakout sessions, music, and more! Email email@example.com with your name and shirt size to register. 1st 200 to register will receive a free t-shirt.
ELK-A-HOLICS: The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Thumb Michigan Chapter’s 23rd Annual Banquet & Auction, Saturday, March 2, 2019 held at the Ubly Heights Golf & Country Club, 2409 E. Atwater Rd., Ubly MI 48475 Doors open at 5:00 p.m., Dinner 7:00 p.m., Live Auction 8:00 p.m. Silent Auction & Raffles 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Ticket information or questions: Call Alisha Geiger at (989) 600-8273.
MARLETTE’S GOT TALENT: The talent show is an annual event for grades K-12. It will take place in the Marlette High School cafeteria on March 8th at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free, but there is an optional opportunity to purchase voting tickets and vote for your favorite act.