Mid-Michigan a Microcosm of Trump Victory

LANSING, Mich. – Inari Ramos strode down Capitol Avenue alone, a winter parka sheltering her from a brisk November gust. Feeling cold and isolated following the outcome of the Nov. 8 election, Ramos wore her emotion close to her heart; a two-toned shirt beneath her jacket expressly stated her disgust. “F— Donald Trump.”

The black lettering on Ramos’ T-shirt espoused the majority of Lansing’s voting population’s views.

Dog park conversation heating up in DeWitt

By Zachary Manning
Bath-DeWitt Connection Staff Reporter

DEWITT — DeWitt is in the process of looking into adding a dog park to the city and the township. The project is mostly citizen-run, but local officials are reviewing comments from the public and working on leasing agreements. “It is a community-driven project, so there is a group of citizens that have been working with the township and the city,” said Rodney Taylor, DeWitt Charter Township manager. The dog park would be located at the front end of the Southern Clinton County Municipal Utilities Authority (SCCMUA) building on Herbison Road. The land for the park is not being utilized right now.

Decades change landscape as town dies, lake moves

By EVAN KREAGER
Capital News Service
Buried under huge, rolling sand dunes on Michigan’s southwest coast lies a town once called Singapore. Until about 130 years ago, this Lake Michigan port town was near what is now Saugatuck. Founded in 1836, it was made up of 23 buildings and about 100 people, according to Kit Lane, author of “Buried Singapore: Michigan’s Imaginary Pompeii.”

It was surrounded by dense forests. But they were cut to help rebuild Chicago after the Great Fire of 1871 nearly destroyed that city almost 100 miles away. Little did Singapore residents know that by deforesting the area, they were bringing the dunes to life.

EVE tries to ease domestic violence

By BriAnn Harvey
Mason Times staff writer

MASON – End Violent Encounters, otherwise known as EVE, provides shelter and supportive services for the victims of domestic violence while seeking to end the violence through public awareness and community education. EVE is a non-profit organization that provides services to shelter and non-shelter residents of Ingham County. EVE was the first domestic violence program in Lansing and was founded on Dec. 15, 1977, by Diane Windischman. EVE offers free and confidential programs which include a 24-hour crisis line, a 365-day shelter, advocacy, counseling, a personal protection order office, children’s services, community education, dating violence prevention education, court advocacy, and a domestic violence support unit.