Saturday, September 24, 2022

 Albert “Mike” Stock

Mike Stock held many titles. He was a brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, cousin, mentor, and to all a friend. He was so loved by his family and friends, and he did not die alone because that is not the way he lived his life. He spent his final hours the night of September 16, 2022 celebrating his granddaughter’s wedding at the Henry Ford Museum amongst his family and friends. In the early hours of September 17, 2022, Mike passed away at the hospital due to heart failure at the age of 89 years old.

Mike was born March 15,1933 in Cambridge, Ohio to Albert E. and Sarah Catherine Stock. After his father’s death in 1938, he was moved to the St. Vincent DePaul home of the Heinrich family in Webberville, Michigan. He remained with the Heinrich family for the remainder of his childhood until his graduation in 1951 from Fowlerville High School. He stayed with the Heinrichs during this time, helping with their farm and making lifelong relationships and memories. Following graduation, he moved to Detroit where he attended the Ford Motor Company Trade School and learned the trade of Tool and Die Engineering.

On February 8, 1958 he married the love of his life, Barbara Pipoly, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Fowlerville, Michigan.

He was a tool and die maker for 10 years, and a plant/ manufacturing engineer for 35 years. During the course of his career he worked for Utilex and Stanley Tools in Fowlerville and, after the plant closed, he went to work for Magnetek until he retired in 1998.

In addition to his work career, he was also very active in his community and church. He served in the Military 5th Army Engineers in 1957. He was a CCD teacher for 15 years for high school Students at St. Agnes Church in addition to being a Lector for 45 years and Eucharistic Minister. He also served his community as a Fowlerville Board of Education member for 8 years, Village of Fowlerville Council trustee for 15 years, and was currently serving on the Planning Commission and had been doing so for 10 years.

He is survived by his wife Barbara (Pipoly) Stock of 64 years, daughter Barbara (Mike) Hart, son, Michael J. (Cris) Stock, grandchildren: Adam Stock, Emily (Nathan) Dumminger, Mia Stock, Dr. Katherine (Glen) Hartman, and Michelle Hart, and great grandson, Lucas Michael Hartman. He is also survived by one brother, David “Tom” (Edna) Stock of McColl, South Carolina and many nieces and nephews.

Mike was an avid outdoorsman, He loved hunting, fishing, and boating. His favorite times were spent outdoors, no matter the season. He loved spending time with his family at his cottage in Indian River.

He was a selfless man that asked for nothing but gave everything. No person was a stranger and he could talk with anyone.

Visitation was held on Wednesday September 21, 2022 from 4 - 8pm with the rosary at 7pm at Herrmann Funeral Home. A funeral mass took place at 11am on Thursday September 22, 2022 with visitation from 10-11am prior to the mass at St. Agnes Parish in Fowlerville, MI

Donations in his memory may be made to :

Livingston County Catholic Charities

2020 E. Grand River Ave Ste 104

Howell, MI. 48843

Arrangements entrusted to Herrmann Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at: pjherrmannfuneralhome.com

 Weberville FFA hosting Chicken BBQ this Sunday, Sept. 25th at school

The Webberville FFA is hosting their 64th Annual Chicken BBQ this Sunday, Sept. 25th. Serving will begin at noon as a drive-through at the Football/Track Complex. Guests are asked to enter from the front of the high school off Grand River and drive behind the school and exit on Pardee Road.

Meals are $10 each and include half a chicken breast, chips, water, cookie, and side of applesauce. All proceeds go to support scholarships and opportunities for members of the Webberville FFA.

 St. John’s Lutheran Church welcomes community to events

Community Bible Study: 40 Days in the Word

Two sessions to choose from: Monday evenings beginning October 3 at 6:45 p.m. and Thursday mornings beginning October 6 at 10:00 a.m. Video and workbook materials will encourage. Registration required; please call 517.223.9108 and leave a message. $10 workbook fee.

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Euchre Night: Friday October 7

6:00 p.m. Sloppy Joe dinner. 6:45 p.m. the game begins! Save a spot for yourself by calling 517-223-9108.

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Kid’s Book Event: When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner Saturday, October 8 at 11 a.m.

With a mission to grow strong readers by grade three, the READ Team welcomes children and parents to read together, to ask questions and to engage conversation. Each household will take home a copy of the book from this FREE event. Save a space by calling 517-223-9108

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Swiss Steak Dinner: Saturday, October 22

5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Come and enjoy a wonderful meal and fellowship. The menu includes Swiss Steak, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, cole slaw, dinner rolls and homemade desserts. $12.00 per person. Call for tickets, 517-223-9108.

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Randy & Marli Brown Worship Concert: Sunday October 30

9:30 a.m. Join us for worship with wonderful music, God’s Word and Holy Communion. A free-will offering for the Randy and Marli will be received.

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Trunk or Treat: Monday October 31

Stop by our parking lot during Fowlerville’s Trick or Treating hours.

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Women’s Retreat: Saturday November 19

9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. With a theme of “Fill Your Cup,” women will be encouraged through Bible study, worship & music, a service project and lunch. Plenty of laughter and friendship building will round out the day. $20 per person. Please call to register, 517-223-9108

You may also register for any of these events by e-mail, stjohnsfowlerville@yahoo.com or on our website, www.stjohnsfowlerville.org.

 Plainfield United Methodist Church having ‘Take Out’ Chicken Dinner 

Plainfield United Methodist Church is having a ‘Take Out’ Chicken Dinner on October 8th, from 5 pm until it's gone. It is free will donation. The address is 17845 M-36 in Plainfield Mi. Please come out for the supper.

 Fowlerville Fall Fest taking place on Saturday, Oct. 1, at fairgrounds

The annual Fowlerville Fall Fest will be taking place at the Livingston Centre Historic Village, inside the Fowlerville Family Fairgrounds on Saturday, Oct.1, from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Entrance fees: $5.00 per person, with $3.00 for children 10 and under; price includes parking.

There will be activities for the entire family: a Petting Zoo, a Bounce House, food vendors, arts and craft center, Barrel Train ride for children.

The Historic Village will be open all day, with committee members giving guided tours in some of Livingston County's oldest structures. The model train display inside the Pere Marquette Depot will delight people of all ages and a choir will be performing in the Green Church.

Also, there will be demonstrations of traditional arts around the Village including broom-making and blacksmithing. The open barn near the Village will hold many vendors and flea-marketers. Musicians, and Barbershop Quartets will be providing entertainment on the gazebo stage throughout the day.

This annual festival highlights the beginning of autumn in Livingston County while offering the opportunity to visit the Historic Village once again before winter. Its purpose is twofold: family fun for all ages and fund- and awareness- raising to continue restoration, preservation and maintenance of these enduring buildings, which date back to the earliest days of Livingston County.

Please contact Matt D. (517-294-6710) for more information.

 Fowlerville District Library

Upcoming Events

Monday – Wednesday: 9:30 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 9:30 am to 8:00 pm

Friday: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

For programs that require registration, please register online at https://www.fowlervillelibrary.net/attend/#/events/ or call the library at (517) 223-9089. All programs are free!

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KIDS & FAMILY

STORYTIMES:

Toddler Storytime (Ages 1-3)

Get ready to move and groove to some cool tunes and stories while developing early literacy skills!

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, Sept. 6 - Dec. 21 ● 10:00am

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Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5)

Have fun singing songs, reading stories, dancing, and playing!

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, Sept. 6 - Dec. 21 ● 11:00am

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Facebook Storytime (Ages 2-8)

Learn signs, sing songs, and play in this recorded Storytime on Facebook! Visit our Facebook page to tune in!

Thursdays, Sept. 8 - Dec. 22 ● 12:00pm

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Homeschooling Cooperative (drop-in)

Engage with other homeschooling families for fun educational and social opportunities.

Every Monday, starting Sept 12 ● 12:00pm – 1:30pm

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My First Escape Room: Disney! (Ages 5-9) (registration required)

Disney villains have taken over the world! Can you stop them? Perfect for younger kids with curious minds who love puzzles!

Friday, Sept. 30 ● 4:00pm, 4:30pm, 5:00pm, 5:30pm, 6:00pm

Saturday, Oct. 1 ● 11:00am, 11:30am, 12:00pm, 12:30pm, 1:00pm

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ADULTS

Yoga with Ellen Zezula from Simply Authentic (drop-in)

Lean into Yin Yoga at the library with soft stretches and yoga asanas, including a touch of meditative practice. No cost.

Mondays, 10:00am

Mondays, 6:00pm

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Author Program: Marion Cornett (drop-in)

Join local historian and author, Marion Cornett, to discuss her newest published novel She Wore a Hat in Prison.

Thursday, Sept. 29 ● 6:30pm

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CRAFTING CORNER

Cozy Crafting by the Fireplace (drop-in) Bring your own project or learn to knit and work on a beginner project

Oct. 3 ● 3:00pm-5:00pm

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LITERARY CORNER:

Adult Writers’ Group (drop-in)

For patrons interested in creative writing and getting feedback on their latest poem or chapter.

Tuesdays ● 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Monthly Book and Coffee (Traditional book club with coffee and dessert) (registration required)

4th Mondays (except Dec.) @ 2:00pm

Sept. 26 The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

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TEENS

Tabletop Wednesday (drop-in)

Every Wednesday, the library is open and available to come and play your favorite tabletop RPGs. Play with your friends or have teen librarian Connor run a one-shot. All are welcome.

Program room, East (left) door.

Wednesdays ● 2:30pm-5:00pm

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Teen Craft Wednesday (drop-in) Ages 10+

Every Wednesday, Mary will lead you through making fun crafts, such as jewelry. All are welcome.

Program room, West (right) door.

Wednesdays ● 2:30pm-5:00pm

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Teen Creative Writing Wednesday (drop-in)

Drop by the library for free writing outside while the weather is nice (inside if not). All are welcome.

Lawn outside program room, (south door).

Every Wednesday, September & October ● 2:30pm-3:30pm

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Game Play: Switch, Board Games, Cards (drop-in)

Fridays ● 2:30pm – 5:00pm

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Twitch Streaming (Online)

Mondays ● 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Saturday, September 17, 2022

 Audrey Mae Hibbard

Audrey Mae Hibbard, 87, of Brighton, died Thursday, September 8, 2022 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 3, 1935 in Howell, Michigan, to Clyde and Gladys Allis. She married Roger Hibbard on August 22, 1958 and he preceded her in death.

Also surviving are her children: Cheryl (Ken) Franklin, Suzanne Hibbard, Thomas (Jennifer) Hibbard, Mark (Lisa) Hibbard, and Michael (Darla) Hibbard. Also survived by 14 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and two siblings.

Audrey was a long-time resident of Fowlerville, Michigan and a graduate of Hartland High School. She was a devoted mother, homemaker and worked at various retail and manufacturing positions. Audrey’s true passion was her family. One of her favorite activities was spending the holidays with her family, from decorating for the parties, right down to her holiday outfits. She loved traveling to Mackinac with Roger. She was an animal and plant lover. She also enjoyed puzzles, games with her grandkids, and winning at bingo.

For the last several years Audrey was a member of Huron Valley PACE Program, where she benefited greatly from their services. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Huron Valley PACE Programs.

Visitation took place on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Herrmann’s Funeral Home in Fowlerville. The Funeral Service followed at noon.

 Silent Auction being held at the Webberville Library

Plan now for donating to the Friends of the Webberville Library Silent Auction fund raiser coming Nov. 1 through Nov. 22. We are asking for original artwork, homemade craft items, themed gift baskets, gift cards, event tickets and services from local businesses. We will accept donations October 24 through 29.

For questions contact Webberville Public Library at 517-521-3643 or visit the Capital Area District Library (C.A.D.L.) website for library hours.

 Webberville Garden Club holding Bake Sale on Sept. 24th

The Webberville Garden Club is having its annual Bake Sale, including jams and jellies, on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10:00AM to 1:00 PM downtown at the Blue Star Memorial on East Grand River Avenue.

Webberville United Methodist Church women will also be participating in this joint fundraiser. Thank you for your support.

 Oak Grove United Methodist Church holding Vintage Car & Tractor Show as part of 150th celebration on Sept. 24th

As part of its 150th celebration, Oak Grove United Methodist Church is sponsoring a Vintage Car & Tractor Show on Saturday, Sept. 24, 1-5 p.m. Organizers are also planning an auction that will include quilts & quilted wall hangings.

Registration is at 11:30 a.m. – Awards at 4 p.m. Entry fee is a free-will donation. Food will be available. The TOP 20 will receive a homemade pie!

Questions or to get a registration form, please contact the church at 517-546-3942 or by email at oakgrove3395@gmail.com. Oak Grove United Methodist Church is located at 6686 Oak Grove Road, Howell (5 miles north of M-59).

Not responsible for any injuries, losses or damages to persons or properties.

 Oak Grove United Methodist Women holding Beef Pasty Sale

Oak Grove United Methodist Women are currently taking orders for their delicious beef pasties. Place your order by calling calling/texting 810-923-8546. Please leave your name, phone # & quantity you would like. Cost is $6 each.

Proceeds go to support the mission work of the United Methodist Women. Pick up date is Thursday, October 6, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 6686 Oak Grove Road, Howell (5 miles north of M-59). If you can’t come that day, please make arrangements for someone to pick up your order.

Livingston Fine Art Association meeting planned Sept. 27 at Howell church

The Livingston Fine Art Association montly meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the First Presbyterian Church, Howell. Doors open at 6:30pm, and the meeting begins at 7:00pm. Use the rear entrance under the green canopy.

“What’s So Great about Glass?” will be presented by Gail Weddington, a Southeast Michigan glass artist. Gail will describe the different forms of art glass to introduce people to the breadth of work that can be done with this medium. She will then show some of her own work and will explain some of the process involved with working with glass.

A short business meeting and a discussion of members art work will follow.

All artists and those interested in the arts are invited. See our web site at: https://lfaaofmi.com or find us on facebook. 

 Fowlerville District Library

Upcoming Events

Monday – Wednesday: 9:30 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 9:30 am to 8:00 pm

Friday: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

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For programs that require registration, please register online at https://www.fowlervillelibrary.net/attend/#/events/ or call the library at (517) 223-9089. All programs are free!

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KIDS & FAMILY

Storytimes:

Toddler Storytime (Ages 1-3)

Get ready to move and groove to some cool tunes and stories while developing early literacy skills!

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, Sept. 6 - Dec. 21 ● 10:00am

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Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5)

Have fun singing songs, reading stories, dancing, and playing!

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, Sept. 6 - Dec. 21 ● 11:00am

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Facebook Storytime (Ages 2-8)

Learn signs, sing songs, and play in this recorded Storytime on Facebook! Visit our Facebook page to tune in!

Thursdays, Sept. 8 - Dec. 22 ● 12:00pm

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Pajama Storytime (Ages 2-6)

Wear your pajamas for an evening storytime! We’ll have hot cocoa and crafts, too. Bring a blanket and a stuffie to be extra cozy!

3rd Tuesdays, Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, & Dec. 20 ● 6:00pm

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Kids Crafternoons (Ages 7-11)

Drop in and get crafty with a new and exciting craft each month! Supplies provided.

1st Tuesdays, Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec 6 ● 4:00 – 5:00pm

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Homeschooling Cooperative (drop-in)

Engage with other homeschooling families for fun educational and social opportunities.

Every Monday, starting Sept 12 ● 12:00pm – 1:30pm

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ADULTS

Yoga with Ellen Zezula from Simply Authentic (drop-in)

Lean into Yin Yoga at the library with soft stretches and yoga asanas, including a touch of meditative practice. No cost.

Mondays, 10:00am

Mondays, 6:00pm

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Tools of the Trade for Preserving Fruits and Vegetables (registration required)

An MSU Extension expert will share the latest and greatest tools that you need to preserve fresh fruit and vegetables. A display of equipment for canning, freezing, and drying will be available.

Friday, Sept. 23 ● 1:00pm-2:00pm

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Author Program: Marion Cornett

Join local historian and author, Marion Cornett, to discuss her newest published novel She Wore a Hat in Prison.

Thursday, Sept. 29 ● 6:30pm

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Crafting Corner

Scrapbooking (registration required)

Bring your favorite photos and stay for the day or just a few hours.

Sept. 17 ● 10:30am – 3:30pm

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Literary Corner:

Adult Writers’ Group (drop-in)

For patrons interested in creative writing and getting feedback on their latest poem or chapter.

Tuesdays ● 2:30pm – 3:30pm

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Monthly Book and Coffee (Traditional book club with coffee and dessert) (registration required)

4th Mondays (except Dec.) @ 2:00pm

Sept. 26 The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

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Monthly Beyond the Book (Book discussion plus the movie, recipe, or more) (registration required)

4th Thursdays (except Nov.) @ 6:30pm

Sept. 22 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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TEENS

Tabletop Wednesday (drop-in)

Every Wednesday, the library is open and available to come and play your favorite tabletop RPGs. Play with your friends or have teen librarian Connor run a one-shot. All are welcome.

Program room, East (left) door.

Wednesdays ● 2:30pm-5:00pm

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Teen Craft Wednesday (drop-in) Ages 10+

Every Wednesday, Mary will lead you through making fun crafts, such as jewelry. All are welcome.

Program room, West (right) door.

Wednesdays ● 2:30pm-5:00pm

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Teen Creative Writing Wednesday (drop-in)

Drop by the library for free writing outside while the weather is nice (inside if not). All are welcome.

Lawn outside program room, (south door).

Every Wednesday, September & October ● 2:30pm-3:30pm

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Game Play: Switch, Board Games, Cards (drop-in)

Fridays ● 2:30pm – 5:00pm

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Twitch Streaming (Online)

Mondays ● 3:00pm – 4:00pm

 Ladies: Join Us for A Day with Priscilla Shirer at Family Impact Centers Oct. 8

On Saturday, Oct. 8, Family Impact Centers will be hosting an all-day event featuring the Bible teaching of Priscilla Shirer along with worship led by Anthony Evans.

This event, entitled Going Beyond, will be held at Family Impact Wellness Center (9430 W. Grand River, just west of Fowlerville) from 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. The $30 cost includes a delicious lunch and a special gift for every participant. Scholarships are available. Tell your friends ~ better yet, invite someone ~ and save the date!

For more information or to sign up, call Barb at 517-223-4428. To better help us prepare for the luncheon, please register by Wednesday, October 5th.

Saturday, September 10, 2022

 Earl Hanna

DOB: 1/14/1934 DOD: 9/1/2022

Earl Hanna, age 88, of Fowlerville, Michigan passed away peacefully on September 1, 2022. He was born on January 14, 1934 in Selma, Michigan to the late Claude Hanna and Ester (Bishop) Hanna. He married Margaret (Clapper) Hanna on December 26, 1955.

Earl was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Earl was a mechanic and wrecker driver for Bob Smith Ford in Fowlerville, MI. from 1954 until he went into the United States Army in 1955 where he served until 1957 and was honorably discharged from the US Army Reserves in October 1959. He went back to work for Bob Smith Ford in 1957 until they closed in 2016.

Being the hard worker that he was, Earl then went to work for Jeffrey Automotive until his retirement in 2018. Earl and his wife Margaret, along with their sons, 2 brothers and sisters-in-laws spent many vacations in Curtis, MI. on Little Manistique Lake where they loved to fish and play cards.

Earl also served his community for 20 years, from 1960 to 1980, on the Fowlerville Fire Department with several of those years as Assistant Fire Chief.

Earl is survived by his son Steven Earl Hanna and daughter-in-law Barbara (Soderquist) Hanna, and his grandchildren Joshua Earl Hanna, Allison Kay DeGroot (Matt) and Nicole Hanna. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren Mackenna, Morgan and Averi Hanna, also Ella and Sophia DeGroot, his brothers Lee and Bob, sister Marcie Hatt, brother-in-law Thomas Clapper, and many nieces and nephews.

Earl was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 66 years Margaret and their son Kevin William Hanna. Also preceding him in death were his brothers Ron, John, and Billy and his sister Marie.

Services were being held at Herrmann Funeral Home in Fowlerville, MI. on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at Noon. Visitation was taking place prior to funeral starting at 10:00 A.M. Interment was going to be immediately following the funeral at Greenwood Cemetery.

Arrangements were entrusted to Herrmann Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at : pjherrmannfuneralhome.com

 George Grover

George Grover passed away in Arcadia, Florida on Monday, June 6, 2022. He was born January 28, 1935, in Handy Township, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his parents Shirley and Ella (Bradley) Grover, son Brian Grover (2021), sister Bettie (infant 1921), brothers Robert (2007) and Harold (2014) Grover.

George was a longtime Fowlerville resident and graduated from Fowlerville High School. He served in the USAF from 1954 to 1958. He retired from the GM Proving Grounds in Milford after 30 years of service. He served as a Constable and president for the Livingston County Constables Assoc. and later a Deputy on the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department, teaching hunter, gun, bow, snowmobile, and water safety. George received a sharpshooter award during his tenure as a Constable. George was also a member and officer for the Fowlerville Volunteer Fire Department, receiving awards and merits for life-saving actions.

George married Nancy on September 5, 1964, lived on Maple St. for over 30 years, and retired to Arcadia, Florida.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Lee (Schlarb) Grover, Arcadia, FL; sister, Margaret Sharpe, Highland, MI; sons Todd (Charles) Grover of Pleasant Garden, NC and Jeffrey (Tina) Grover of Mancelona, MI; along with several nieces and nephews.

George was interned to his final resting location, along with his son Brian, within the columbarium at the Sarasota National Veterans Cemetery, Sarasota County, Florida, State Rd 72.

 Nika Price (Kusmierz)

Nika Marie, 30, was born March 15, 1992, to Jen Everly. After attending Fowlerville High School (Class of 2009) she went on to graduate from Grand Valley State University where she continued to reside in Grand Rapids. Nika transitioned on August 3, 2022, in her home, with her family by her side.

Nika lived a vibrant and inspiring life. She was passionate about uplifting her community which led her to work and/or volunteer in organizations including Girls on the Run, Boys and Girls Club, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. She proudly spearheaded the Social Impact Division at Carnevale where she worked as the Director of Social Impact and as a Project Manager.

Nika loved her dog Zora, honest conversations, eating and exploring, a target run, singing in the car, a stellar outfit and she especially loved a big laugh. Nika loved and was loved deeply by her family and friends who will greatly miss her, her light, and that contagious laugh.

A Celebration of Life is to be held at The Ponds of Coldwater at 368 S Jefferson St, Coldwater MI 49036 from 1:00pm-5:00pm, on Sunday, September 25, 2022. Join us in celebrating and honoring Nika’s life.

 Pop-Up Book Sale being held at the Webberville Library on   Sept. 24

The Friends of the Webberville Library will hold a small Pop-Up Book Sale at the Library on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 AM to 1 PM. Donated books provided by Friends of the Webberville Library. All proceeds will be used to benefit future Library programs.

 Mattress Sale Fundraiser supports Fowlerville School band program

If you or someone you know is looking to replace a bed in your home, now is the time. Fowlerville High School & Middle School Bands are excited to announce they will be hosting a one-day Mattress Fundraiser on Sunday, October 9th, from 11am-4pm. For one day only, Fowlerville High School will be transformed into a mattress showroom. For information about the sale, go to bit.ly/beds4fowlerville22.

There will be 25 different mattress styles on display in all sizes in styles for customers to try, priced below retail. Adjustable power bases, premium pillows, bed frames, and mattress protectors will be available as well. Brands like Simmons Beautyrest, come with full factory warranties, are made to order, and will be available 2-3 weeks after the fundraiser. Delivery is available. Best of all, the Bands benefit from every purchase.

The company, Custom Fundraising Solutions (CFS) first introduced The Mattress Fundraiser to the Cleveland, Ohio market in 2005. The company now has nearly 100 locations and works with more than 3,000 schools nationwide. The unique business model helps schools raise thousands of dollars in just one day, and to date, the company has given back over $50 million. 

Link: bit.ly/beds4fowlerville22 Watch this quick video that explains how the Mattress Fundraiser works! https://vimeo.com/637591323 

Contact Tyler.Millard@cfsbeds.com or call (616) 460-1872 for more information.

 Fowlerville Community Theatre holding auditions for murder-mystery play

Fowlerville Community Theatre is excited to announce auditions for ‘Death By Dessert’, a dinner theatre directed by Matt Hughes and produced by Sue Charron. There are parts for teens and adults. The show will be held at the Howell Opera House on January 13th &14th.

It's dinnertime, and you're invited to a meal so good, it's to die for! In New York's Little Italy, the Donnaducce family and the Duccedonni family have been feuding for a generation, while operating two competing Italian restaurants that share a common wall. At rise, the building's landlord is dead at center stage and everyone is suspect-from the Old-World Italian grandmother and mafia don grandfather to the passionate chefs and bumbling waitstaff. Auditions will be Monday, Sept. 26th, Wednesday, Sept. 28th, and Thursday, Sept. 29th from 6:30-8:30 pm at Fowlerville Senior Center, 203 N. Collins Street, Fowlerville. Auditions can be scheduled on Sign-Up Genius at https://bit.ly/FCT-DbD-Audition-Signup

Fowlerville Community Theatre to present ’12 Angry Men’ at courthouse

Join us at the Livingston County Historic Courthouse as Fowlerville Community Theatre presents ‘12 Angry Men.’ Sit in Livingston County's historic courtroom as twelve men decide the fate of a 19-year-old accused of murdering his own father. Be a "fly on the wall" as the jurors look at the evidence and decide the fate of the defendant. Can they be objective and look past their own experiences and prejudices? Will justice prevail?

Shows are Thursday, September 22 at 7pm, Friday, September 23 at 7pm, and Saturday, September 24th at 3pm at the Historic Courthouse, 200 E Grand River Ave, Howell. Tickets can be pre-purchased at https://bit.ly/FCT-BoxOffice-2022. This show is recommended for ages 14 and up. 

 Fowlerville District Library

Upcoming Events

Monday – Wednesday: 9:30 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 9:30 am to 8:00 pm

Friday: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

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For questions or more information on any of our materials or programs, email info@fowlervillelibrary.org or give us a call at (517) 223-9089.Sign up for our programs requiring registration online - all programs free to our patrons!

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KIDS & FAMILY

Storytimes:

--Toddler Storytime (Ages 1-3)

Get ready to move and groove to some cool tunes and stories while developing early literacy skills!

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, Sept. 6 - Dec. 21 ● 10:00am

--Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5)

Have fun singing songs, reading stories, dancing, and playing!

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, Sept. 6 - Dec. 21 ● 11:00am

--Facebook Storytime (Ages 2-8)

Learn signs, sing songs, and play in this recorded Storytime on Facebook! Visit our Facebook page to tune in!

Thursdays, Sept. 8 - Dec. 22 ● 12:00pm

--Pajama Storytime (Ages 2-6)

Wear your pajamas for an evening storytime! We’ll have hot cocoa and crafts, too. Bring a blanket and a stuffie to be extra cozy!

3rd Tuesdays, Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, & Dec. 20 ● 6:00pm

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Kids Crafternoons (Ages 7-11)

Drop in and get crafty with a new and exciting craft each month! Supplies provided.

1st Tuesdays, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec 6 ● 4:00 – 5:00pm

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Homeschooling Cooperative

Engage with other homeschooling families for fun educational and social opportunities.

Every Monday, starting Sept 12 ● 12:00pm – 1:30pm

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ADULTS

Yoga with Ellen Zezula from Simply Authentic

Lean into Yin Yoga at the library with soft stretches and yoga asanas, including a touch of meditative practice. No cost.

Mondays, 10:00am

Mondays, 6:00pm

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Crafting Corner

--Monthly Crafts Registration required

1st Thursdays (except Dec.) ● 6:30pm

Oct. 6 (Zentangle)

--Monthly Cardmaking Registration required

3rd Thursdays ● 6:30pm

Sept. 15 (Sympathy)

--Scrapbooking Registration required

Bring your favorite photos and stay for the day or just a few hours.

Sept. 17 ● 10:30am – 3:30pm

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Literary Corner:

--Adult Writers’ Group

For patrons interested in creative writing and getting feedback on their latest poem or chapter.

Tuesdays ● 2:30pm – 3:30pm

--Monthly Book and Coffee (Traditional book club with coffee and dessert) Registration required

4th Mondays (except Dec.) @ 2:00pm

Sept. 26 The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

--Monthly Beyond the Book (Book discussion plus the movie, recipe, or more) Registration required

4th Thursdays (except Nov.) @ 6:30pm

Sept. 22 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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TEENS

Tabletop Wednesday (Drop-in)

Every Wednesday, the library is open and available to come and play your favorite tabletop RPGs. Play with your friends or have teen librarian Connor run a one-shot. All are welcome.

Program room, East (left) door.

Wednesdays ● 2:30pm-5:00pm

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Teen Craft Wednesday (Drop-in) Ages 10+

Every Wednesday, Mary will lead you through making fun crafts, such as jewelry. All are welcome.

Program room, West (right) door.

Wednesdays ● 2:30pm-5:00pm

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Teen Creative Writing Wednesday (Drop-in)

Drop by the library for free writing outside while the weather is nice (inside if not). All are welcome.

Lawn outside program room, (south door).

Every Wednesday, September & October● 2:30pm-3:30pm

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Game Play: Switch, Board Games, Cards (Drop-in)

Fridays ● 2:30pm – 5:00pm

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Twitch Streaming (Online)

Mondays● 3:00pm – 4:00pm


Saturday, September 3, 2022

 Robert “Rusty” Ackerman

Robert "Rusty" Russell Ackerman passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2022. He was born August 24, 1960 in Howell, Michigan. He is preceded in death by his parents Robert and Rosemary (Koch) Ackerman and sister Nena Blanton.

Rusty was a lifelong Webberville resident and graduated from Webberville High School. He was also a retired Air Force Veteran who worked in vehicle operations and as a munitions systems specialist. While serving our country he studied accounting and went on to prepare taxes for many members of the community. His need to serve did not end there and was a longtime member of the Webberville Village Council and also a NEISA Board member/treasurer. Helping others was his passion.

He is survived by sister Cheryl Rathjen of Culpepper, VA, and brothers John (Sue) Ackerman and Jim Ackerman both of Webberville, nieces Bailey, Callie and Kim Rose (Joey), nephew Timothy, great-nephew Hudson James, step-niece Amanda (Todd), their children Addyson & Austyn, and step- nephew Joshua.

A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, September 18th at 1:00 pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fowlerville, MI with visitation starting at noon.

Arrangements entrusted to Herrmann Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at:

Pjherrmannfuneralhome.com.

 Martha Marilyn Rambo

Martha Marilyn Rambo, age 88, passed away on August 22, 2022. Marilyn was born on February 13th, 1934, in Lansing, Michigan to Bessie and Robert Miller. In her early years, she worked at Stanley Tools, located in Fowlerville, Michigan. In her later years, she enjoyed working at Fowlerville Community Schools where she retired. During her years there, her most joyous moments were found when reading with the young children.

Marilyn's most prize possession has always been her family. She greatly enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling, crocheting, and baking. Marilyn never attended a family function without her classic recipes: 123s, Jello Roll-Ups and Monkey Bread.

Martha Marilyn Rambo was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William Rambo; son, Michael Rambo; grandson, Michael Rambo; and most recently, her nephew, Gary Garner Jr.

She is survived by sister, Connie Garner Dunn; sons, William “Billy” Rambo and James “Jim” (Lisa) Rambo; grandchildren, Patrick (Stacie) Rambo Sr., Joshua Rambo, Taylor (Brett) Wiedemann, and Matt (Sophie) Rambo; great-grandchildren, Patrick (Kaylei) Rambo Jr., Sara (Cody) Black, Cole Rambo, Cody Rambo, Michael (Andrea) Rambo, Kristen (Tyler) Kirkman, Kyle (Cieara) Rambo, Kendra Rambo, Steven (Robin) Rambo, Brenna Rambo, Destinae Rambo, Tyler (Morgan) Rambo, Zachery Rambo, and Landry Wiedemann; as well as many beloved great-great grandchildren. She also leaves many nieces and nephews and extended family.

A special thank you to Marilyn’s best friend and sister Connie Garner Dunn for her love and support and most of all for calling Marilyn every single day of her life. And to her nephew Gary for always being there to help whenever needed. Thank you to the wonderful nurses on the 5th Floor at Sparrow Hospital, the staff at Sparrow Hospice House and to her nurses and friend Beverly at A Family Affair for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Marilyn’s name to Fowlerville Community Schools, Smith Elementary Library, 7677 Sharpe Rd., Fowlerville, Michigan 48836.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 8th from 4-7 p.m., Visitation, Friday, September 9th at 10:00 a.m. with a funeral service following at 11:00 a.m. at Herrmann Funeral Home, with Pastor Jeff Howard officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Herrmann Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at pjherrmannfuneralhome.com

 Livingston County Veterans Services commemorates new office with Ribbon Cutting Celebration Sept. 8th

Livingston County Veterans Services will be commemorating their new space at 1420 Lawson Drive in Howell with a Ribbon Cutting Celebration and office tours this Thursday, Sept. 8th at 5 p.m. Local Veterans, their families, and the general public are welcomed to come take a look at the office and enjoy appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks.

Along with touring the new facility, the public is invited to come and meet the staff who are devoted to providing top-notch service.

“Now that we are fully staffed, our team is excited to provide services to more Veterans in a timelier manner, as well as bring into action new initiatives in which Veterans and their families can benefit from,” said new Director Ramon Baca.

Veterans Services has proudly served Livingston County Veterans for over 23 years. Their new location is a convenient one-stop shop that assists Veterans with accessing their benefits, increasing access to medical care, and providing medical transportation and supportive services. Additionally, the office offers a library, classrooms, access to computers and printing services, and many informal meeting areas that allow Veterans to congregate and catch up.

In September, Ramon and his team hope to use the large meeting areas to host educational workshops and knowledgeable speakers to help shed light on topics like burial benefits, VA home loans, and more.

For more information about the services Veterans Services provides, residents are encouraged to visit https://www.livgov.com/veterans/, call 517-546-6338, or stop by their office to request an appointment.

 Kern Road Veterinary Clinic celebrating 50th anniversary on Sept. 11

By Ashley Pfeifer, DVM

Kern Road Veterinary Clinic (KRVC) is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, having been founded in 1972 by Dr. Henry Vaupel. What started as a one-doctor operation has expanded into a larger, eight-doctor practice, moving from the original location on Kern Road to its current location on the 105 Fowlerville Road, just north of Mason Road.

For the past half century KRVC has had the pleasure of serving the Fowlerville community by tending to the needs of their dogs, cats, and horses. While the location of the building and the faces inside of the clinic may have changed over the years, the high standard of care and compassion KRVC has for the community and its animals has never waivered.

KRVC will be celebrating its milestone anniversary with a family-friendly open house on Sunday, September 11, 2022 from 11am-2pm. Fun activities for the whole family including a bounce house, food from Tony's Dogs, Olaf from Horses' Haven, and much more are to be expected! Please join them for a great time in celebration of their 50th year serving the Fowlerville community!

Plans continue for Fall Festival at Livingston Centre Historic Village

Livingston Centre Historical Society continues to plan for the October 1st Fall Festival. The event will be held at the historic village on the Fowlerville Fairgrounds.

Vendors can still reserve a place among the activities. Crafters and Artists, Food Vendors, Model Train enthusiasts, Flea Market-type vendors, Hobby Collectors, traditional Craftsman both demonstrating and selling their goods, Dance and Vocal Performers, Musicians--all are welcome. To register, or for more formation, please call Matt: 517-294-6710

Watch your Fowlerville News and Views in the coming weeks for more details. 

 Dawn Patrol being held next Sunday at Maple Grove Airport

By Dawn Horton

The 71st Annual Dawn Patrol will be held next Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Maple Grove Airport. The airport is located at the corner of Sherwood and Robb Roads, north of town. Take Fowlerville Road north four miles to Sherwood Road and then turn east and drive one mile to the airport.

Dawn Patrol normally draws hundreds of people who come out to visit with family and friends, eat breakfast, look at the planes, and enjoy the other attractions and activities. Weather permitting, several dozen pilots and their passengers will fly in for the event, coming from all over Lower Michigan.

The ‘all you can eat’ breakfast is served rain or shine from 7 to 11 a.m. The menu includes eggs, bacon, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, donuts, and milk, orange juice, and coffee. Cost is $10 per person with children five to 12 years charged $8 and children four and under are served free.

There will be drawings taking place throughout Dawn Patrol with great prizes donated by area merchants being given away. Vendors are also welcome to participate.

If the skies are clear, the Capital City Sky Divers will join the activities with a parachute jump.

For those interested, camping is allowed at the airport on Friday and Saturday nights.

 Fowlerville District Library

Upcoming Events

Monday – Wednesday: 9:30 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 9:30 am to 8:00 pm

Friday: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

CLOSED MONDAY, SEPT. 5, FOR LABOR DAY

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For questions or more information on any of our materials or programs, email info@fowlervillelibrary.org or give us a call at (517) 223-9089.Sign up for our programs requiring registration online - all programs free to our patrons!

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KIDS & FAMILY

PATRON APPRECIATION CELEBRATION OPEN HOUSE!

Saturday, September 10 @ 11:00am – 2:00pm

Join us for a day of fun for the whole family. We’ll have food, music, facepainting, Disney characters, crafts, and more! Be the lucky winner of a beautiful kayak donated by Amazon! We want to show our community how much we value you, so stop by and say, “hi”.

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Storytimes:

--Toddler Storytime (Ages 1-3)

Get ready to move and groove to some cool tunes and stories while developing early literacy skills!

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, Sept. 6 - Dec. 21 ● 10:00am

--Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5)

Have fun singing songs, reading stories, dancing, and playing!

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, Sept. 6 - Dec. 21 ● 11:00am

--Facebook Storytime (Ages 2-8)

Learn signs, sing songs, and play in this recorded Storytime on Facebook! Visit our Facebook page to tune in!

Thursdays, Sept. 8 - Dec. 22 ● 12:00pm

--Pajama Storytime (Ages 2-6)

Wear your pajamas for an evening storytime! We’ll have hot cocoa and crafts, too. Bring a blanket and a stuffie to be extra cozy!

3rd Tuesdays, Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, & Dec. 20 ● 6:00pm

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Kids Crafternoons (Ages 7-11)

Drop in and get crafty with a new and exciting craft each month! Supplies provided.

1st Tuesdays, Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec 6 ● 4:00 – 5:00pm

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Homeschooling Cooperative

Engage with other homeschooling families for fun educational and social opportunities.

Every Monday, starting Sept 12 ● 12:00pm – 1:30pm

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ADULTS

Yoga with Ellen Zezula from Simply Authentic

Lean into Yin Yoga at the library with soft stretches and yoga asanas, including a touch of meditative practice. No cost.

Mondays, 10:00am

Mondays, 6:00pm

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Monthly Crafts (adults)

Zentangle

Thursday, September 1, 6:30pm

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Crafting Corner

--Monthly Crafts Registration required

1st Thursdays (except Dec.) ● 6:30pm

Sept. 1 (Zentangle)

--Monthly CardmakingRegistration required

3rd Thursdays ● 6:30pm

Sept. 15 (Sympathy)

--Scrapbooking Registration required

Bring your favorite photos and stay for the day or just a few hours.

Sept. 17 ● 10:30am – 3:30pm

--Arts and Crafts Just for Fun! Registration required

Come on in and join Jane Mills for a fun and relaxing time crafting. Let go of the mindset of not being creative. You can do anything!

Sept. 8● 1:00pm – 2:30pm

--Sewing and Quilting Craft Projects With Patty. Registration required

Join Patty Fitzgerald for fun sewing and quilting projects. From beginning to advanced – all levels of skill are welcome. -

Sept. 9● 11:30am – 2:00pm

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Literary Corner:

--Adult Writers’ Group

For patrons interested in creative writing and getting feedback on their latest poem or chapter.

Tuesdays ● 2:30pm – 3:30pm

--Monthly Book and Coffee (Traditional book club with coffee and dessert) Registration required

4th Mondays (except Dec.) @ 2:00pm

Sept. 26 The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

--Monthly Beyond the Book (Book discussion plus the movie, recipe, or more) Registration required

4th Thursdays (except Nov.) @ 6:30pm

Sept. 22 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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TEENS

Tabletop Wednesday (Drop-in)

Every Wednesday, the library is open and available to come and play your favorite tabletop RPGs. Play with your friends or have teen librarian Connor run a one-shot. All are welcome.

Program room, East (left) door.

Wednesdays ● 2:30pm-5:00pm

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Teen Craft Wednesday (Drop-in) Ages 10+

Every Wednesday, Mary will lead you through making fun crafts, such as jewelry. All are welcome.

Program room, West (right) door.

Wednesdays ● 2:30pm-5:00pm

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Teen Creative Writing Wednesday (Drop-in)

Drop by the library for free writing outside while the weather is nice (inside if not). All are welcome.

Lawn outside program room, (south door).

Every Wednesday, September & October● 2:30pm-3:30pm

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Game Play: Switch, Board Games, Cards (Drop-in)

Fridays ● 2:30pm – 5:00pm

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Twitch Streaming (Online)

Mondays● 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Saturday, August 27, 2022

 Betty Jane Ruttman

Betty Jane (Phillips) Ruttman—daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, friend, and neighbor—was born on June 11, 1931 to Theron and Viola (Shipley) Phillips. She passed away peacefully with her family and friends around her on August 21, 2022.

On January 28, 1950, she married Frank August Ruttman. They lived on and worked the Long Creek Farm dairy farm. Together, they raised 3 children: Judith Ann (William) Call, Thomas Frank (Carol Wellman) Ruttman and Karen Louise (Tim Reinhart) Johnson. She had 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandson, and many nieces and nephews.

Betty was a founding member of the Trinity United Methodist Church of Fowlerville, MI, a member for almost 60 years, held many offices at the local and county levels, and worked as Sunday school teacher and janitor. She was privileged to be a part of many organizations and activities over the years. She and Frank worked with the OLSHA (Gleaner’s) Food Assistance program for 30 years. She was a 4-H leader for 13 years. As a member of the Friendly Neighbors Kings Daughters since 1958, she held offices at the local, county, and state levels and led the Jr. Kings Daughters group for some years. She held offices at the local and county levels of the Ann Arbor United Methodist Women. She worked as a greeter at the Kreeger Elementary School for several years. She and Frank enjoyed travels to Alaska, Hawaii and around Michigan.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents as well as Donald and Ernestine Phillips (brother and sister-in-law), Norma and Bill Oakley (sister and brother-in-law), and grandson, Byron August Ruttman.

Funeral Services were held on August 26, 2022 at Trinity United Methodist Church, Fowlerville. Memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 8201 Iosco Rd, Fowlerville, MI 48836.

Arrangments were handled by Herrmann Funeral Home of Fowlerville.

 Lyle (Bunny) Madeline Alice Ingram

Lyle (Bunny) Madeline Alice Ingram, of Fowlerville, passed away on August 10, 2022, at the age of 80, following a brief illness and hospitalization. She was born on July 20, 1942, in the family home on Taft Street in Detroit, Michigan. She was preceded in death by her parents Lyle W. and Helen M. Ingram, her uncles Woody and Frank, her Aunt Lorraine, and a cousin Skip.

She was an honor roll student at Henry Ford High School in Detroit and attended Wayne State University and Detroit Business College after graduation.

Bunny was employed as a clerical/accounting worker with Conrail at the Michigan Central Station/Railroad Depot in Detroit for sixteen years. Even after moving to her farm in Fowlerville in 1972, she made the long daily commute into Detroit for work. When Conrail moved their operations out-of-state in 1980, she and her mother choose to remain in Michigan and Bunny found employment at a local mortgage company and later with Livingston County. She very much enjoyed camping and caring for the farm, including having farm animals and a large garden.

Bunny is survived by her beloved cats Pumpkin and Trouble, an Aunt, Faith, cousins Hazel, Greg, Walt and Lorraine, numerous second cousins and special friends, who helped care for her in her later years.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 3:00 PM with visitation starting at 2:00 at Herrmann Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to:

Michigan Humane Society, 30300 Telegraph Rd. Suite 200 Bingham Farms, MI 48025

Or

American Cancer Society 2000 Town Center, Suite 1900 Southfield, MI 48075

Arrangements entrusted to Herrmann Funeral Home, Online condolences may be expressed at:

Pjherrmannfuneralhome.com.

 Stanley Jacob “Jay” Flack

Stanley Jacob "Jay" Flack passed away peacefully on August 19, 2022 at the age of 80. Jay lived life with gusto and had a big heart. He loved golfing, hunting, fishing, and working on his Farm, but most of all spending time with his friends and Family. He was great in the kitchen and made the best Polish dishes like stuffed cabbage, kapusta, pierogis, and sausage. He was also known as being the King of canning hot peppers using his Mom's famous recipe. He was bigger than life and made people feel electric when they were around him.

Formerly from South Lyon and Okemos, Jay last resided in Fowlerville, MI. He was born in McIntyre, PA on October 14, 1941 and was raised in a rural coal mining town with his three Brothers: Larry, Leonard, and Frank. Jay enlisted in the Navy and served at Vandenberg Air Force Base from 1959-1965 on his beloved ship, the Bonne Homme Richard (CVA-31) aircraft carrier. He was a proud veteran and loved to share his stories from his time in the military and on his ship.

In 1963 he met his first wife, Marie (Beth) McGahan, who was literally the girl next store. They fell in love and married in 1964 and had three children. Jay was later was married to Theresa Priebe with whom he raised their three children together in Okemos, MI. For the past 14 years, Jay has lived happily in Fowlerville, MI with his wife Crystal (Chris) Flack (Weitsz).

Jay was a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and worked as a Regional Sales Manager for Carnation and Nestle for over 30 years. He was well known for giving away free samples of carnation milk, fancy feast, and candy from the trunk of his car.

Jay is survived by his wife Crystal and his six children: Suzanne (Chris) Rosati, David (Laura) Flack, Thomas (Laina) Flack, Kristen (Kyle) Fuehne, Brittany (Liam) Daley, and Brendan (Angie) Flack; his eleven grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.

Jay showed us all how to live life with a gritty work ethic, love of nature, and enthusiasm. We'll see you down the road Jay.

Memorial service was held on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at Herrmann Funeral Home.

Arrangements entrusted to Herrmann Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at: pjherrmannfuneralhome.com

 Webberville United Methodist Church serving Chicken Dinner on Sept. 10

The Webberville United Methodist Church, located at 4215 E. Holt Rd., is serving a ‘drive through’ Chicken Dinner on Saturday, September10. The dinner includes2 pieces oven fried chicken, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, corn casserole, coleslaw, roll and cookies. All for $10. The dinner will be served 5 to 7 PM or until we run out.

 ‘September Spectacular’ coming to Calvary Church of Webberville

By Dee Wright

Calvary Church of Webberville is gearing up for their annual ‘September Spectacular’! Volunteers have been hard at work planning this family-friendly event. This year the event will be held on Sunday, September 4th from 10:30am – 3:00pm.

When asked why this event is scheduled for the holiday weekend, Pastor John said, “This Labor Day weekend we want to be a blessing to families by providing an unforgettable day to enjoy together at no cost. During these difficult times we need to come together as a community. Calvary Church is thrilled to offer a day full of family fun, laughter and hope.”

This entirely free event will have something for everyone. Invite your family, neighbors and friends and join us for food, games, prizes, activities, and of course an incredible worship service lead by Chosen Worship Band.

Worship service will begin at 10:30am followed by a lunch that will include pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, mac & cheese and a variety of sides. Many activities, games and prize drawings will take place between 1 – 3pm. We will also be hosting a Prize Bingo beginning at 2pm.

The Calvary family looks forward to seeing you.

 International Overdose Awareness Day planned at Fowlerville Park August 31

There will be 28 on display at the 8th Annual International Overdose Awareness Day event at the Fowlerville Centennial Park this Wednesday, August 31, from 5:30-8:30p.m. They include over 4,000 faces of loved ones lost to the drug epidemic. That is less than a 10% representation of our children we have lost in the past decade. We invite you to come and showcase our event to bring awareness to the drug epidemic killing a loved one every 11 minutes in our nation. Fentanyl will be a topic of discussion.

 Plans underway for Fowlerville Fall Fest at Historic Village on Oct. 1st

The annual Fowlerville Fall Fest will be held at the Livingston Centre Historic Village, inside the Fowlerville Family Fairgrounds on Saturday, Oct. 1, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Village's committee is looking for Vendors of all kinds: Food Vendors, local musicians and performers, Flea Market-type Vendors, traditional Craftsman both demonstrating and selling their goods, and area Artisans. Please contact Matt D. (517-294-6710) for more information.

The Historic Village will be open all day and committee members will be giving guided tours of some of Livingston County's oldest structures. The open barn near the Village will hold many vendors and the gazebo stage will showcase local talent throughout the day.

Watch your Fowlerville News & Views in the coming weeks for more details.

 Calvary Church offers new care group for young moms called Moms Chat

The Calvary Church of Webberville’s ministry is growing by leaps and bounds! We are excited to invite all young moms to join Moms Chat on Tuesday mornings from 10:30am – 12:00. We will kick off this new launch with a Buffet Luncheon at 11am in the morning on September 13th. At the free luncheon you will learn about the many programs that women and families can be involved in starting this fall.

Moms Chat will begin on the following Tuesday morning at 10:30am in our church Nursery at 500 N Howard St in Webberville. Preschool children can play while their mom chats.

 Fowlerville District Library

Upcoming Events

Monday – Wednesday: 9:30 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 9:30 am to 8:00 pm

Friday: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday:Closed

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For questions or more information on any of our materials or programs, email info@fowlervillelibrary.org or give us a call at (517) 223-9089.Sign up for our programs requiring registration online - all programs free to our patrons!

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KIDS& FAMILY

PATRON APPRECIATION CELEBRATION OPEN HOUSE!

Saturday, September 10 @ 11:00am – 2:00pm

Join us for a day of fun for the whole family. We’ll have food, music, facepainting, Disney characters, crafts, and more! Be the lucky winner of a beautiful kayak donated by Amazon! We want to show our community how much we value you, so stop by and say, “hi”.

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ADULTS

Yoga with Ellen Zezula from Simply Authentic

Lean into Yin Yoga at the library with soft stretches and yoga asanas, including a touch of meditative practice. No cost.

Mondays, 10:00am

Mondays, 6:00pm

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Monthly Crafts (adults)

Zentangle

Thursday, September 1, 6:30pm

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TEENS

Super Smash Bros Tournament!

Saturday, August 27, 12:00pm-3:00pm

End of Summer Fun! Go head-to head in our Super Smash Bros. tournament!

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Tabletop Wednesday

Wednesdays, 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Drop in and play your favorite tabletop RPGs. Play with your friends or have our teen librarian Connor run a one-shot.

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Teen Craft Wednesday

Wednesdays, 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Mary has tons of fun teen craft projects planned! Drop in to take part in making super cool crafts, such as beaded animals, resin jewelry, and other top-secretprojects.

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Friday Gaming

Fridays, 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Drop in anytime from 2:30 to 5:00 for free play on the Nintendo Switch. Teen hosts Connor and Tally have an amazing setup with lots of games from the Library’s steadily growing collection.

Saturday, August 20, 2022

 Virginia Sue (Jenny) Lang

Virginia Sue (Jenny) was born to Otis and Letha Creech in Detroit, MI April, 1943. She entered Heaven’s gates on August 11, 2022 as her beloved husband held the door open for her. Jenny and her “Willie” (Bill) were married for 60 years this past June. They met in Fowlerville at his families’ dime store and fell in love.

After marrying, she became a spectacular mother to three boys: John (Dotty), Mark (Debbie), and Matthew (Molly). She was blessed to be called Nanny by five grandchildren: Jessica, Drake, Brittany, Kris and Emolly. Nanny was also blessed to be a great grandmother to four sweet little boys: Lincoln, Warner, Emmett and Wright whom she treasured dearly. Jenny has one sister Anita (Mike) Hacker. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Bill, her parents Otis and Letha Creech and her son John.

Jenny was an active member of the Fowlerville United Brethren Church and served faithfully at the Quilting Club. Over the years she made dozens of handmade quilts for new babies, shut-ins and many others. She had compassion and a kind word for everyone she met. She was a prayer warrior and if you ever had the fortune of knowing her you were prayed for. Jenny loved quilting, crafts, baking and most of all spending time with her family.

The family invites you to join us for a celebration of Jenny and Bill’s life on August 25, 2022 at the Fowlerville UB Church, 9300 W. Grand River, Fowlerville, MI at 11am. Visitation starting at 10am. There will be a luncheon following for family and friends.

 Eugene Colin Hayward

Eugene Colin Hayward, age 63, passed away on August 10, 2022 after his long battle with cancer. Gene was born September 10, 1958 to Eugene R. and Shirley Hayward. Gene was an avid outdoorsman, whether it was grilling or mowing grass on his new mower (whether the grass needed it or not). He loved hunting and fishing with his dad, brothers, and sons.

Gene is survived by his wife of 33 years Vicki; Children: Brian (Karen) Comer, Joseph Comer, Megan (Kaleb) Mussell and David Hayward. Grandchildren: Ricky, Greg, Johnny, Riley, Selana and Chelsea; Mother: Shirley (Smyth) Hayward; Brothers: Robert (Bev) Hayward and Bill Hayward; Sisters: Barbara Dillingham and Shirley (Scott) Hull; Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; and his fur baby Bella. He is preceded in death by his Father: Eugene R Hayward and 2 Sisters: Linda and Donna.

Cremation has taken place. Donations may be made to Hospice of Lansing (hospiceoflansing.org)

Graveside service will be held Saturday, August 27, 2022 at Greenwood Cemetery Fowlerville at noon.

Arrangements entrusted to Herrmann Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at : pjherrmannfuneralhome.com.

 Donald C. DePue II

Donald C. DePue II “Skeeter” of Webberville was born July 24, 1957. He passed away at home on August 13, 2022 at age 65.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Donald C. DePue I and Delores “Dee Dee” DePue. He is survived by two sisters: Debra (DePue) Moeller and Vicki (DePue) McGowan.

He served in the U.S. Army and worked in construction. He loved hunting, fishing, BBQs, and his Bud Light.

 Calvary Church of Webberville opens its new Family Activities Center

Calvary Church of Webberville (formerly Calvary Baptist Church) has finished renovations on their new Family Activities Center and Cup of Grace Coffeehouse. The Activities Center is open every Tuesday night from 6:00 – 8:00 pm for families to come and enjoy lots of games and activities. While you are enjoying time together with friends and family, you can enjoy a delicious flavored coffee, latte, mocha or frappe. If coffee’s not your thing, we also offer several different smoothies and milkshakes—all free of charge!

We want to offer a place in our community where friends, neighbors and families can hang out and just enjoy some free and relaxing fun together. We encourage everyone to stop by and check us out any Tuesday night. You can stop in for a beverage to go or you can hang out for the evening.

Our games and activities include a table top electronic board game that offers over 40 different games to challenge your friends to. We also have several extra-large games like Connect Four and Jenga as well as other table top activities. We even have an area for the littlest ones of the family. We have play tables, ball enclosure and other toys to keep them busy.

If you are unable to check out the center on Tuesday nights, we are having a big community event on Sept. 4th from 10:30am – 3:00pm. September Spectacular will be a great family friendly event with food, music, games and prizes. Watch for more information.

The Calvary family look forward to seeing you.

 Fowlerville District Library

Upcoming Events

Monday – Wednesday: 9:30 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 9:30 am to 8:00 pm

Friday: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

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For questions or more information on any of our materials or programs, email info@fowlervillelibrary.org or give us a call at (517) 223-9089.Sign up for our programs requiring registration online - all programs free to our patrons!

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ADULTS

Yoga with Ellen Zezula from Simply Authentic

Lean into Yin Yoga at the library with soft stretches and yoga asanas, including a touch of meditative practice. No cost.

Mondays, 10:00am

Mondays, 6:00pm

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Monthly Book and Coffee Club

Monday, August 22, 2:00pm

Join Zoe in the afternoon for a traditional book club with coffee and dessert. This month‘s selection is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

Registration required. Sign up online or call the Library.

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Monthly Beyond the Book

Thursday, August 25, 6:30pm

An evening book discussion plus the movie, recipe, or more. This month’s selection is The Women of Copper County by Mary Doria Russell w/documentary Red Metal: Copper County Strike of 1913 by PBS.

Registration required. Sign up online or call the Library.

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TEENS

Super Smash Bros Tournament!

Saturday, August 27, 12:00pm-3:00pm

End of Summer Fun! Go head-to head in our Super Smash Bros. tournament!

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Tabletop Wednesday

Wednesdays, 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Drop in and play your favorite tabletop RPGs. Play with your friends or have our teen librarian Connor run a one-shot.

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Teen Craft Wednesday

Wednesdays, 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Mary has tons of fun teen craft projects planned! Drop in to take part in making super cool crafts, such as beaded animals, resin jewelry, and other top-secretprojects.

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Friday Gaming

Fridays, 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Drop in anytime from 2:30 to 5:00 for free play on the Nintendo Switch. Teen hosts Connor and Tally have an amazing setup with lots of games from the Library’s steadily growing collection.

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KIDS

John Dudley Magic Show (Family)

Saturday, August 20, 12:00pm

Comedy Magician John Dudley will have you laughing and awestruck with entertaining magic! You won’t want to miss it!

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Reading with Bosco theDog

Tuesdays, 4:00 pm

You’ll find Shelly and her book loving dog Bosco waiting in the children’s area from 4:00 to 5:00. Bosco wants some two-legged friends to come and read him their favorite books.

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Preschool Storytime (ages 3 to 5 with caregiver)

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:00 am

Join our always terrific Mrs. D. for engaging stories, sing-a-longs, finger plays, and so much more!

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Toddler Storytime (ages 1 to 3 with caregiver)

Thursdays & Fridays 10:00 am, May 19 – August 25

Get ready to move and groove with some funky tunes and stories with our dynamic youth librarian Storm.

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Baby Lap Sit (ages 0 to 2 with caregiver)

Fridays 9:30 am,May 20 – August 26

Come and make some new baby friends in this musical storytime led by baby-loving Storm. Babies and their caregivers will socialize, sing songs, and play together.

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Facebook Live Storytime (ages 2 to 8)

Thursdays on Facebook, 12 pm

Learn signs, sing songs, and play in this recorded storytime on our Facebook page. Build some early literacy skills without leaving your house!