Trustees look to renew Board of Education spots in upcoming election

By Julia Nagy

Grand Ledge Gazette Staff writer

The fate of two Board of Education trustees’ partial terms are in the hands of Grand Ledge residents on Nov. 6. Trustees Beverly Winstanley and Jonathan Shiflett, who were appointed to fill vacancies on the board, are running to finish out their partial terms. Now it’s up to the residents of Grand Ledge as to whether or not they’ll remain on the board. “You can’t stay in without the vote of the people,” Shiflett said. “So, I’m being confirmed by the people.”

Shiflett, who serves as a legislative director in the Michigan Senate, was appointed to his first term on the Board of Education in May 2012 and said he’s enjoyed being able to have an impact on the community.

Grand Ledge Business Owners Reflect on Economy

By Julia Nagy

Grand Ledge Gazette staff writer

 

Carol Lamb has a little bit of hope. She hopes for a better economy. She hopes she’ll get more business. She hopes for change. Lamb, who owns Lambs’ Gate Antiques, 208 S. Bridge Street, has been a small business owner for about 12 years and said she’s seen a dip in her business’ success.