Amalia Medina is a journalism and comparative cultures and politics student at Michigan State University with plans to graduate in 2025. She is a reporter for The State News and previously reported for East Lansing Info, where she also served as a board member. She hopes that after graduating she finds a career that combines her love of journalism and writing with her interest in analytical and activist approaches to systemic inequities.
Concerns about the possible discontinuation of two youth archery teams dominated the DeWitt Board of Education meeting on April 10. During public comment, several parents and students expressed anger and sadness over the possibility that both teams might be cut.
Bath Township has many stretches of road without sidewalks, which means kids who walk or bike to school travel on road shoulders that are often less than a foot wide — or in mud and snow next to the road. Traffic can reach up to 45 mph in some of these areas, and during dark winter mornings, walking to school can become dangerous.
Long-time resident Chris Hagerman recalls “maybe a couple” new sidewalks added to Bath Township during the several decades he’s lived there. He thinks that to ensure pedestrian safety, there should be a lot more.
The Bath Charter Township Board of Trustees has come under public scrutiny due to the handling of charges filed against Board Supervisor Marie Howe. During the board meeting on March 20, multiple residents spoke out against what they described as “disrespectful and inappropriate” behavior.
On Feb. 8, the State of Michigan charged Howe with assault and battery. Records from the 65A District Court reveal that the alleged offense occurred Aug. 25, 2022. The reported victim is Deputy Clerk April Dunham.
On May 18, 1927, the deadliest attack on a school in the U.S. occurred in Bath Township. A series of explosions at the Bath Consolidated School killed 38 elementary children and four adults, injuring 58 others. Now, 96 years later, residents are working to keep the memory of the victims alive through a new Bath School Museum.
Chief of Police Bruce Ferguson discusses crisis intervention training with the DeWitt City Council. The DeWitt City Council met March 13 to discuss the annual ox roast festival and grants for improvements to McGuire Park and the sewer system. The council passed four items at the meeting. Approval of ox roast applications
Council discussed the DeWitt Memorial Association’s application for the 77th annual ox roast. The association also requested road closures and consumption of alcohol in designated locations.