Michigan protects more than a dozen shipwreck areas

By CARL STODDARD Capital News Service LANSING — More than a dozen underwater preserves along Michigan’s Great Lakes coastlines have been established to protect hundreds of shipwrecks. The Michigan Underwater Preserves Council lists the following state-designated sites:   — Alger … Continue reading →

Cardboard Prophets spread love across community

Cardboard Prophets, a street-based outreach initiative, organized a community park cleaning event at Reutter Park on Nov.6. Mike Karl, the founder of the group, said this was their first clean-up event. 

“The community complained the park was dirty, getting overrun with drug users, we want to leave the place the way we found it. Ruetter is the only park in Lansing with a lot of features though,” Karl said. 

The event is open to everyone, participants are supposed to bring the trash bags, gloves and love. “Being a volunteer as a member of the organization makes me feel the sense of existing, and I find the place where my love is going to,” said Beckie Burke, one of the members of Cardboard Prophets. Cardboard Prophets has been founded by Karl since 2010.

Williamston Kiwanis club seeks to help children in the community

The recurring theme for the city of Williamston is its tight-knit community and the town’s eager willingness to come together and help out with anything in anyway that they can. Take the Kiwanis organization, for example, something that embodies all of what  Williamston’s values and stands for as a community. Kiwanis is a global organization, entirely comprised of volunteers who are devoted to changing the world for the better, one community, and one child at a time. “Kiwanis is all about the kids. Whatever the kids need, we do for them,” Williamston Kiwanis president Teri Nelson said.

Williamston Sunrise Rotary Club puts ‘Service Above Self’ into action

“Service Above Self” is a common phrase, but how often does action back up these three simple words? For the Williamston Sunrise Rotary Club, its goal is to put these words into action. The club hosts several events throughout the year to raise money for the community, charitable organizations and grants. “All the money we make, we turn around and give it to our community or international charities,” secretary and webmaster for the club Gene Klco said. One event is the duck race held the third week in June.