Façade grant looks to update downtown DeWitt

By Connor Clark
Bath-DeWitt Connection staff reporter

The City of DeWitt has a history that begins in 1833 when Capt. David Scott and his family first settled the area. Back then it was called Wabwahaseesee and was home to many Chippewa Native Americans. Fast forward to present-day DeWitt: the town still preserves a historic feel. With many historic homes and building still intact, the wear of time has started to show on its buildings. The Façade Grant Improvement Program has been assisting local businesses in the City of DeWitt for the past five years.

Senior Center renovations introduced to Okemos School Board

By Jordan Goltz
Meridian Times staff writer

MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP- On Sept. 23, the Okemos School Board met with senior activities leader Cherie Wisdom and interior designer Patti Dudley to discuss the renovations recently made to the Meridian Township Senior Center. Planning for this project began back in December 2012, with most of the renovations being completed by the end of August. The project was funded through Meridian Township, with no estimated cost given. Renovations included a new reception desk, built-in fireplace and TV, new seating, added artwork and a new work café.

K-8 $62 million renovation and reconfiguration

By Daniele Owens
Entirely East Lansing staff writer

The East Lansing Board of Education evaluated the proposal to spend up to $62 million to renovate the current facilities and construct additional buildings. The $62 million would include technology upgrades such as new computers for students and staff. On August 17, there will be an open meeting to talk about the K-8 facilities in further detail. The meeting will be located at the Administration Building in the Board Room at 841 Timberlane, East Lansing, MI, 48823. It will start promptly at 5:30 pm.