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Rodak graduates from Adrian

Benjamin Rodak, a 2012 Imlay City High School graduate, graduated from Adrian College on May 1, 2016. He received his Bachelor of Administration in Sports Management degree with a minor in psychology. He earned the distinction of cum laude.

Ben is the son of Kaz and Mary Rodak of Imlay City.

Congratulations Ben!

VFW Patriotic Art Contest Winners Announced

The VFW Auxiliary from Post 2052 in Romeo recently selected winners of the local judging for the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. Of 67 entries from Romeo, Almont and Armada High Schools, 45 qualified to be judged by 2 professional artists. First place went to Jacob Battani, a senior at Almont H.S.. Second place went to Jasmine Hudgins, senior, Romeo H.S. and third place wnt to Brook Celusnak, sophomore, Romeo H.S. According to the judges, Jacob's submission personified the best example of originality, presentation, patriotism, clarity of ideas, design technique, total impact and uniqueness. His picture will now compete at the State level for additional monetary awards. See the website: for more info.

April Millsap Memorial Garden matching donations!


A generous anonymous supporter of the garden has agreed to match donations up to $2000. They have also agreed to extend this offer during the month of January. Please keep Aprilís family and friends in your thoughts during her birthday month, and as the trial begins

We are a 501(c)3, non-profit organization, so your donation is tax deductible.

Donate online

thru GoFundMe

or by mail, payable to: April Millsap Memorial Garden, 1523 Northampton Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49006.

These funds will be put towards installing a watering well at the garden, along with on-going maintenance.

Thank you for your support, and a HUGE thank you to our anonymous benefactor!

Salswedel receives Art Award

Desirae Salswedel, currently a graduate student and teaching assistant in the Art History department at Syracuse University in New York, has been awarded the Louise and Bernard Paliitz Art Scholar Award. The recipients are selected by the director and staff of the Art Galleries. Only two students from the program are awarded this honor based upon their professionalism, scholarship and dedication while at the Art Galleries.

Desirae is a 2013 graduate of Albion College and a 2009 graduate of Almont High School. She is the daughter of Ron and Karen Salswedel of Almont.

Salswedel Receives Assistantship

Desirae Salswedel, a 2013 Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Albion College, has received a teaching assistantship with Syracuse University in New York. Desirae graduated from Albion with a Bachelors Degree in Anthropology and History and a minor in Psychology. She will be teaching in the Art History department at Syracuse while earning her Masters Degree in Museum Studies. Desirae is a 2009 graduate of Almont High School and the daughter of Ron and Karen Salswedel of Almont.
Mainville earns Sousa award

Mainville earns Sousa award

Rachel Mainville of Attica was presented the John Philip Sousa outstanding musician award by Mr. Scott Pries, Director of Imlay City Bands on May 16 2013, which was also Rachelís 18th birthday, during the annual Spring Band Concert.

Created in 1955, the award honors the top student in a high-school band and recognizes superior musicianship and outstanding dedication.

Rachel will be attending Eastern Michigan University in the fall as a Music Education Major. She also will be a member of the ďPride of the PeninsulaĒ EMU marching band.

Rachel is the daughter of Fred M. and LeRae Mainville of Attica, little sister of Elizabeth Mainville of Ypsilanti, and granddaughter of Fred J. and Sally Mainville of Imlay City and the late Raymond and Elizabeth Toole of Attica.

One Night Artshow

Watercolor artist, Sarah Tule, will be showing 30 of her paintings in her series "A Summer Outside" at The Art Cafe in Davison, MI the first Saturday in August. Meet the Artist reception that evening, free to the public, refreshments provided. For times contact Sarah by email at: or check out her blog at:
Ginger VanNuck appointed

Ginger VanNuck appointed

Ginger Hadley VanNuck has been named director of Marketing and Public Relations at Port Huron Hospital.

With extensive background in healthcare marketing, communications and public relations, VanNuck was manager of Marketing and Communications for the Wayne State University Physician Group prior to coming to Port Huron Hospital. She has held management positions at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio; St. John Health and St. John River District Hospital in East China; and Trillium Hospital in Albion. She has also held positions with the United Way in Jackson and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in Cleveland.

As director of Marketing and Public Relations, VanNuck oversees all Port Huron Hospital advertising and marketing activities, internal and external hospital communications and publications, media relations, audio visual activities, the website and other digital media strategies.

She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Advertising at Ferris State University and is working toward a Master Degree in Management from Spring Arbor University.

A native of Jackson, VanNuck has lived in the Blue Water area for more than 10 years. She is married and a resident of Algonac.

Wise is on Dean's List

Sadie Wise of Imlay City has been named to the Deanís List from the College of Arts and Sciences at Ferris State University for the Fall Semester 2011.

Updike named to Dean's List

Brian Updike of Grand Rapids made the Deanís List during the fall semester 2011 at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Brian is a graduate of Saginaw Valley State University and of Almont Jr./Sr. High School.
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