In the city of DeWitt, crime is on vacation, but not the cops

By Brendan Wilner
The Bath-DeWitt Connection Staff Reporter

DEWITT — In the city of DeWitt, everyone is working together to continue their low crime rates. The small population of DeWitt has allowed both city officials and the police department to not have to worry about the crime rate. The city had 80 total arrests for both 2014 and 2015, according to City Administrator Dan Coss. “We have a very proactive police department and our officers are very visible in the community. We have a 24/7 department,” said Coss.

Flooding season is here; soggy parks can be expected

By Shane Jones
Bath-DeWitt Connection Staff Reporter

DEWITT — No more sliding cars or shoveling driveways! Winter is finally coming to an end and although there were times of hazardous weather, it has been a very calm winter in Michigan. Now with the change to spring and warmer weather, there has been more rain. As many citizens of DeWitt probably know, during the early months of spring, the Looking Glass River will sometimes flood and have an effect on some of the parks in DeWitt such as the Riverside Park, located at 405 S. Bridge St. and also the Looking Glass Riverside Park located on 3899 W. Herbison Road in DeWitt Township.

New business trying to help the environment

By Brendan Wilner
Bath-DeWitt Connection Staff Reporter

DEWITT — The city of DeWitt allows commercial businesses to recycle what they want, and a family owned restaurant, Family Tree Café located in downtown DeWitt, is planning on getting their cardboard recycled within a few months. According to the owner Tim Russell, the restaurant has a problem not being able to recycle their cardboard and it overflows their dumpster. “A lot of things come in cardboard boxes and if we don’t break them down (which we do) they eat up a lot of space in the dumpster,” Russell said. The restaurant is somewhat new to the area as it opened up last year. Russell said that he contacted the city and they are discussing a way for them to recycle the cardboard.

A pair of businesses getting set to take new spaces in downtown DeWitt

By Brendan Wilner
Bath-DeWitt Connection Staff Reporter

DEWITT — This spring, the city of DeWitt could start seeing a new look in its downtown due to the process of repurposing two properties, one for a fitness facility and the other for a micro-brewery. The fitness center is Human Performance Institute and it plans to move from 113 S. Bridge St. to a much larger space at 221 N. Bridge St. by mid-April. And the Looking Glass Brewery is planning to open in 115 N. Bridge St.