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Trash and storm damage major issues in city

Residents in Lansing at 415 West Barnes Avenue have been concerned about trash dumping in the alleyways on their property.  Councilwoman Houghton discussed the issue with these residents about possible ways of resolving the problem. “The alleyways even if you aren’t using that you’re still responsible for that property,” said Houghton. The residents must take … Continue reading

Grand Ledge on the hunt for new slogan

By Katie Abdilla What’s in a name? Grand Ledge’s City Council has begun to find out. Earlier this fall, council members began the decision-making process for a long-awaited change: a slogan upgrade. The current statement, “living life on the ledge,” is no longer up to snuff.  Although members wish to incorporate the city’s name into … Continue reading

Board of Education discusses potential scheduling change, online courses

By Katie Abdilla GRAND LEDGE – Grand Ledge High School soon will undergo some scheduling changes to accommodate more students, according to Superintendent Brian Metcalf. This fall, the Grand Ledge Board of Education decided to open up schedule change opportunities, potentially phasing out the current system of semesters and incorporating trimesters in its place. Although … Continue reading

Grand Ledge fire responds to early-morning apartment blaze, cause unknown

By Katie Abdilla GRAND LEDGE – Sandstone Creek Apartments in Grand Ledge went up in flames early Sunday morning, the Grand Ledge Fire Department confirms. Just after midnight, authorities responded to a call at the complex, located on Old Mill Pond Road, the Lansing State Journal reports. There were no confirmed injuries from the incident. … Continue reading

New City Hall building nears completion, exceeds funding due to unforeseen costs

By Katie Abdilla GRAND LEDGE- After months of renovation, the new Grand Ledge City Hall soon will open for business. As of late last year, City Hall will move to the former Greenwood Elementary building, 310 Greenwood Street, which Grand Ledge Public Schools sold for $1 last year. As the project nears completion, an upgrade … Continue reading

New bill could change lives of beer enthusiasts

By Katie Abdilla GRAND LEDGE – According to a new bill, Michigan bars, including those in Grand Ledge, might face a new pressure to ensure pints of beer measure up to standard. In what locals are calling the “Michigan Pint Bill,” the ordinance would prevent establishments that serve alcohol from providing customers with any less … Continue reading

Local college student work featured in ArtPrize

Every time Luis Briones looks out his window into the backyard, he sees the garden space his daughter built and thinks of her. Now, the Grand Ledge, Mich. resident  looks at her latest project and can’t help but be even more proud of her. “As a parent … you work hard to try to help … Continue reading

Grand Ledge elections lack choice

Election day is a time on the American calendar that is marked with pageantry and celebration in most American towns. In the past election Grand Ledge, Michigan was not one of those towns. “I think we had a 5 percent turnout,” Grand Ledge Mayor Kalmin Smith said. “Most of those were absentee, in terms of … Continue reading

Grand Ledge creates preschool program, opportunity for early education

In August, the Little Comets Preschool Program opened, creating another early-education option many in the Grand Ledge community see as a necessity for their children. Superintendent Brian Metcalf was told about the concept by the board of education members when he successfully interviewed for the superintendent position nearly three years ago. “Year one was how-to, … Continue reading

Mental health access may help millions

Americans wait for good news about the Affordable Care Act, as the Health and Human Services department scrambled to fix its website this fall. Yet those unable to get or afford health care now might still be saved. New essential benefits declared by the ACA on their website could be the answer for many Americans … Continue reading