The position of Williamston Township Clerk is up for grabs this Tuesday in a contested election. Mark Steinberg, the current Williamston Township clerk, is running against former IJC chair Dennis Schornack. Check out the infographic below to learn where they stand on Williamston’s major issues:
With winter quickly coming to an end, Michigan’s residents face with new hazards as the roads continue to deteriorate. Alan Dolley, the city manager of Williamston, said it is concerning to see the city’s roads degrading every year. “The funding just isn’t there,” said Dolley. “When I talk about road repairs in the city of Williamston, it’s not just the surface of the road but it is also the structures underneath the roads.”
You can listen to the full interview with Dolley below. https://soundcloud.com/troy-rose-283533318/recording
The renovation to completely fix Williamson’s roads would cost approximately half a million dollars, but Dolley said it is impossible right now for the city to get this whole amount at once.
When breaking news hits a small community, residents rely on having the news to report to them what is happening. Williamston however, has different forms of communication to relay news to the community.
The Groovy Donuts shop knew Fat Tuesday was coming and they prepared for it weeks in advance. Paczki is their specialty on this day, bringing in hundreds of people from the community for just that. Elizabeth Rugh, a worker who has been at the shop for a year and a half, emphasized how hectic Fat Tuesday is compared to any other workday, especially due to the paczki. “Compared to a normal day, it’s probably been about 5 times as busy. As far as paczki, we’ve sold hundreds and the day isn’t even over yet,” Rugh said.
Today and Tuesday, the Williamston Board of Education will be conducting their first round of interviews for superintendent. Janet Eidt, the executive assistant, has been working with the board since 1979. The process has not changed when coming to select a superintendent.
Since June 2015, Old Nation Brewing Company has been bringing the people of Williamston together for an ice-cold beer that pairs with one of its many meal options. Along with the restaurant experience, Old Nation Brewing Company also distributes many beers that are brewed at their facility 1500 W. Grand River, including their M43 IPA that was released in December 2016.
According to 2015 estimates by the US Census Bureau, 13.5% of Americans live below the poverty line.
“We probably feed about 320 people a month,” said Jill Cutshaw, the co-director of the Harold Larson Williamston Food Bank. “It’s usually around 85 families and we try and give people seven to 10 days worth of food, but they still struggle in other ways.”
With so many people struggling to make ends meet, the Harold Larson Williamston Food Bank is there to help.