Saturday, November 26, 2022

Kenneth C. Rennells

Kenneth C. Rennells passed away into the arms of our Lord on Sunday, November 20, 2022, at home in the presence of loved ones.

He was born on February 17, 1939 in Muskegon, MI., the son of Robert and Margaret (Travis) Rennells. Kenneth married the love of his life, Phyllis J. Buckner of Howell, on May 27, 1961.

As an accomplished and hardworking husband, father, brother, friend, and grandfather, Kenneth was a chemist by trade. He began his career at Burdick & Jackson, then to Ott Chemical in Muskegon, where he received two patents. He graduated from Grand Valley State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1972. In 1973 he started work at Chem-Trend in Howell, a job that moved his family across the state to Fowlerville. Ken had a distinguished career as a chemist, laboratory manager, Director of Quality Assurance and Operations, and then Vice President-Operations, and was affectionately known as Quality Czar. He retired in 1998 after 25 years of service to the company.

He enjoyed fishing trips with his sons, cousin, and grandsons, golfing, traveling, and playing cribbage and other card games. Ken was so proud of each of his children: Michelle and Daryl Wise (Morrice), Jeffrey and Janet Rennells (Brighton), Kevin and Victoria Rennells (Plymouth), and Kristin and Robert Wright (Jenison).

He loved spending time with all his 11 grandchildren: Jason, Erin, Gregory, Daryl Jr.; Bradley, Rebecca; Courtney, Heather, Ashley; Henry, Dennis, as well as, 15 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and the many friends that he considered an extension of family.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather, two brothers, and by his beloved daughter, Michelle Lynn Wise, in 2014. He set a wonderful example in life and demonstrated a standard of love, values, and tradition that will be carried on by those who will miss him dearly.

The family invites you to make memorial donations in memory of Kenneth to be directed to the Family Impact Center, Fowlerville, MI (www.familyimpactcenters.com), a ministry that was very dear to Ken’s heart. Additionally, memorials may also be given to their church family, St. John Lutheran Church in Fowlerville.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 27, 2022 from 2:00 until 5:00 pm at Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, MacDonald Chapel, 315 N. Michigan Ave., Howell, MI 48843.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 28, 2022 at 11:00 am at St. John Lutheran Church, 132 S. Benjamin St., Fowlerville, MI 48836. Interment will be held at 2:30 pm at Sandford Cemetery. 

 Harry Leslie Worthington

Harry Leslie Worthington, Jr (known as Hank to family and friends), 76 of Gregory, passed away on November 4, 2022. He was born May 11, 1946 in Detroit Michigan.

Beloved husband of Mary (Abell) Worthington and loving father of Diane (Russ) Hubble, Paul (Marsha) Johnson, Leslie Worthington and Lynne Worthington. Brother of Mary (Craig) Seefeld. Grandfather of 5, great grandfather of 4, Uncle of 4 nieces, 1 nephew, 3 great nieces and 1 great nephew.

Preceded in death by father Harry Leslie Worthington Sr, mother Virginia (Belanger) Worthington, son Dale Johnson and granddaughter Jennifer Meyers. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Memorial Mass was held Thursday, November 17, 2022 at St. Agnes Catholic Church. Arrangements entrusted to Herrmann Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at pjherrmannfuneralhome.com

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family.

 James Arthur Lauer

James Arthur Lauer passed away peacefully at home in his sleep on November 16, 2022. Born in Kingston, PA Nov. 29, 1968, Jim was the son of James Andrew Lauer and Rebecca Thomas Lauer.

Jim lived in Forty Fort, PA and was a graduate of Bishop O’Reilly High School Class of 1987. He attended E. Stroudsburg University before entering the U.S. Army. He served four years and was a member of C Company, 79th Engineering Battalion. He served in Germany during the Persian Gulf War.

Following his service, he was employed as a Corrections Officer in the Wilkes Barre, PA area until moving to Fowlerville, MI to live near his sister, Heather. He was employed by Walmart-Howell and then Walmart-Fowlerville. For the past 6 years he was employed at Hatch Stamp in Fowlerville.

Jim loved everything Notre Dame, Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles and his Goldendoodle sidekick Finnigan. Some friends knew him as Jim Sheridan. That was his pen name when he wrote sports articles.

Preceding him in death were his father Jim, Grandparents Art and Reba (Sheridan) Thomas, Grandmother Catherine Zardeski, Uncle Art (Skip) Thomas, several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Jim is survived by his mom, Becky, sister Heather Ross (Eddie), nephew Dylan Ross, Aunt, Rosemary Krispin and several cousins. He will be missed by his Swoyersville boys and by Finnigan.

In honor of Jim’s wishes, he will be cremated and there will be no service or visitation.

Anyone wishing to donate in his memory may do so to: The Lands at Hillside Farms, 65 Hillside Rd, Shavertown, PA 18708 ( in memo write in memory of Jim Lauer ) All donations are used for education: Children’s Grief Camp and Summer Farm Camp.

Or donate to: Livingston Co. Veteran Services, c/o Treasurer, 200 E. Grand River Ave., Howell, MI 48843.

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

Shelia Ann McKinney

Sheila Ann McKinney, age 83, of Webberville, Michigan passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. She was born December 5, 1938 to Gus and Muriel Smith. Sheila was an Avon Lady for 44 years, becoming District Sales Representative. She loved traveling and country music.

Surviving are her children: Chris (Stacey), Nadine, and Brett; grandchildren: Devon and Dakota; sister Jody (Fred); brother Scott; step-mother Margaret, as well as numerous extended family members.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm Saturday, December 17, 2022 at Calvary Church, 500 N. Howard St, Webberville, with visitation from 11:30 - 1:00. A luncheon will follow. In honor of the Avon Lady, the service will be a purple theme. Guests are encouraged to wear purple.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Calvary Church, 500 N. Howard St, Webberville, MI 48892. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grlansing.com for Sheila’s family. 

 Webberville United Methodist to hold Cookie & Candy Walk on Dec. 17th

The women at Webberville United Methodist Church, which is located at 4215 E. Holt Rd., are having a Cookie & Candy Walk on Saturday, Dec.17, from 8:00 to 10:30 AM. Price is $6 per pound for cookies and candy will be individually priced. Plastic gloves will be provided. Jams and jellies will also be available for purchase. A great opportunity to buy Christmas treats and gifts.

St. John's Lutheran invites community to celebrate Advent & Christmas

As gratefulness is shared all around us, St. John's Lutheran invites the community to celebrate Advent and Christmas over the next several weeks. Join them for their annual Cookie Walk/Soup Lunch/Kids' Story Time on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. during Christmas in the Ville. Homemade cookies will be available for sale for five dollars per dozen. You can also enjoy a bowl of soup, bread and a cookie for five dollars per person. Kids will enjoy Story Time featuring the Christmas Story, as presented by the R.E.A.D. Team. Each child will receive a book to take home as the team continues its mission to help grow strong readers.

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On Sunday, December 18, the congregation will host two special offerings. At 9:30 a.m., a special inter-generational Christmas program of beautiful music will be offered, entitled, "The Gift Goes On." In the afternoon, St. John's will set the stage for an old-time "radio show" presentation of, "The Christmas Carol." Local talent will revive the classic roles of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Crachet, the Spirits of Christmas and Tiny Tim. This is a free event and the community is welcome to come and enjoy the classic story.

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Of course, Christmas Eve is the most sacred celebration of God for us. The community is invited to worship with Holy Communion on Saturday, Dec. 24 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. as well as Sunday, Dec. 25 at 9:30 a.m.

St. John's Lutheran Church is located in the village of Fowlerville at 132 South Benjamin, one block south of Grand River Avenue. Worship with Holy Communion is offered each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and all are welcome. 

 Livingston County United Way holding ‘Matching Money Monday’ on Dec. 5th

You're invited to make a large impact with your donation to Livingston County United Way by taking part in ‘Matching Money Monday’ on Dec. 5th. Donations made on this day will be matched up to the total matching funds available.

All donations raised from ‘Matching Money Monday’ will go directly to help our local working families struggling to put food on their tables, keep their lights and heat on, and a roof over their heads.

    Ways to donate:

    --In Person: Stop by our office located at 2980 Dorr Rd., Brighton, anytime between 8am-7pm on Monday, Dec. 5, and have some cookies and cocoa. We would love to meet you and thank you in person!      --Online: https://fundraise.givesmart.com/vf/MMM22

    --Phone: Call 810-494-3000

    --Text: the word MMM22 to 71777

For more information visit: https://lcunitedway.org/ Thousands of local families are helped through challenging times thanks to your donations!

Livingston Dems launch annual Gleaners Food Drive

We’re on the verge of the holiday season, a time of feasting and festivities. But too many people are left out of the fun because they can’t afford to put food on the table.

That’s why Livingston Dems are sponsoring their annual drive for Gleaners Food Bank now through Dec. 19.

“Compassion is a core Democratic value and there’s no better way to put that value into action than by donating to Gleaners at holiday time,” said Judy Daubenmier, chair of the Livingston County Democratic Party.

“This is the perfect way to help our friends and neighbors in need so that they can enjoy a hunger-free holiday.”

Donations can be made online here https://gleanersfooddrive.org/event/2022-livingston-democrats-food-drive/.

The party also will accept checks made out to Gleaners Food Bank and nonperishable food. Donations can be mailed to Livingston County Democratic Party, 8028 Grand River, Woodland Plaza Suite 7, Brighton, MI 48114, or delivered to the office. Office hours will be noon to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays through Dec. 19.

Gleaners uses its buying power to purchase food at a deep discount compared to prices available to the average consumer. The online donation page shows the difference between consumers’ prices and Gleaners’ prices and allows donors to “shop” for the type of food they would like their donation to be used for. “Your dollars go farther with Gleaners, but Gleaners appreciates donations of nonperishable food and paper products as well,” Daubenmier said.

Gleaners distributes food to those in need from its location in Brighton at 5924 Sterling Dr, Howell, but it also supplies food to 534 partner agencies such as soup kitchens and food pantries in Livingston County and the rest of southeast Michigan.

“A food drive for Gleaners has been a holiday tradition for Livingston County Democrats for decades, allowing the party to donate tens of thousands of meals over the years. Please help us keep this tradition going,” Daubenmier said. 

 Friends of Webberville Library conducting annual Gloves, Mittens, Hats, and Scarves Drive

The Friends of the Webberville Library is sponsoring their annual Children's Gloves, Mittens, Hats and Scarves Drive from November 28 thru December 14. All donations will be given to the Webberville Area Food and Clothing Bank. You may bring your new items to the library during the following times: Monday and Wednesday 10 to 6; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 2 to 6;Saturday 10 to 1.Your donations will help some Webberville area children stay warm through this winter.

 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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Christmas in the Ville at the Library!

The village will be hopping with a ton of fun things for the family. Stop by the library where we will have singing, face painting, ornament crafts, and treats!

Saturday, Dec. 3 ● 11:00am - 2:00pm

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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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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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Crafting Corner:

Monthly Crafts (registration required)

Sat, Dec. 3 ● 11:00am -2:00pm - Ornaments

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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 (registration required) A traditional book club with coffee and dessert.

Nov. 28 - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

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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! Fall crafts will include wool felting, locker hooking pencil cases, and carbon transfers! All are welcome!

Program room, West (right) door.

Wednesdays ● 2:30pm-5:00pm

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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, November 19, 2022

 Betty Kane

Betty Kane, 88, died November 10, 2022 at home. She was the youngest of 5 kids of Lewis & Ilah Hart. A 1951 graduate of Fowlerville High School.

She is survived by 4 children: Tom (Kathleen), Jack (Mary), Kate (Don) Marotta and Chris (Rosie). She also leaves grandchildren Jessica Kane (Jennifer), Don Marotta (Audra), Rob Marotta (Carrie), Hillary Canze (Joe), Jordan Kane, Jeffrey (Trisha) Kane, Calypso, Remington and Emerson Kane and 11 great grandchildren: Hayden, Harper & Noah Kane, Ellie Canze, Rebeka & Abigal Kane, and Kolton, Klaira & Sadie Kane, along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded by her husband Larry and a son, Adam.

A future memorial service is planned for the spring. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to the Fowlerville Alumni Scholarship Fund or a charity of one’s choice.

 Livingston Fine Art Association to meet on Nov. 29 at           Howell church

The Livingston Fine Art Association November Meeting will be held Tuesday, November 29,, 2022 at the First Presbyterian Church, Howell. Doors open at 6:30pm, meeting begins at 7:00pm. Use the rear entrance under the green canopy.

The featured speaker will be Anthony Brass, a Detroit contemporary surrealist painter and musician. Anthony is inspired by ecology, nature and human existence. 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.

 Livingston County Catholic Charties plans for Christmas Blessing Project

Livingston County Catholic Charities (LCCC) along with local businesses, churches, organizations, schools and local community members are looking forward to providing much needed basic needs items, Christmas cheer and friendly visits to local home bound and low-income seniors through this year’s Christmas Blessing Project. This project is a tremendous undertaking each year in our community, providing love, help and hope to vulnerable county seniors.

Last year’s Christmas Blessing project provided food boxes, cleaning products, hygiene items, paper products and more through 171 boxes to 211 county seniors and their families. LCCC plans to serve well over 200 county seniors this upcoming Christmas Season.

The winter months are a difficult time of year for our vulnerable seniors who have to contend with higher utility costs that affect their ability to purchase food or life-saving medications on their limited incomes. We often hear, too, that they feel lonely and isolated during this time of year and are so overjoyed when they receive their special Christmas delivery and cheerful visits.

Livingston County Catholic Charities (LCCC) senior outreach staff work with local seniors throughout the year to connect to them to critical resources and services to help them remain independent in their homes as long as safely possible. Many recipients of the Christmas Blessing Project are clients at LCCC, however, this annual program is open to any county senior in need. LCCC fields many calls and referrals from partner churches and local non-profits calls for assistance leading up to the day of delivery and even after. This project is truly a community wide effort.

The Board and co-workers at LCCC are grateful for the outpouring of love and generosity thus far. Coming out of the pandemic and with inflation on the rise, the scale of this project has become increasingly daunting. Donations, sponsorships, and volunteers from our community are more important than ever before. The support we have received thus far is truly heartwarming and just signifies the incredible county we live in. This project is far from complete however, LCCC is seeking additional donations and volunteers to assist with the 2022 Christmas Blessings Project. If you are able to help in any way or know a senior that could benefit from this project, please contact Suzi Snyder at suzi@livingstoncc.org.

We are stronger as a community when we work together and support each other.

 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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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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Crafting Corner

Cozy Crafting by the Fireplace

Bring your own project or learn to knit and work on a beginner project.

Nov. 21 ● 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

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Monthly Book and Coffee (registration required) A traditional book club with coffee and dessert.

Nov. 28 - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

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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! Fall crafts will include wool felting, locker hooking pencil cases, and carbon transfers! 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

Monday, November 14, 2022

 Carolyn Howse

Carolyn Howse, age 77 of Webberville, MI. passed away on Sunday, October 2 2022 from a combination of thyroid complications and natural causes. Carolyn has joined her parents, Arlene Van Eck and John Jackovac, step-father William Van Eck and daughter Michelle Willhite in heaven.

Born in Lansing, MI at Sparrow Hospital, Carolyn grew up in that city until, as an adult, she moved to Fowlerville. In addition to being a grandmother, she was a member of the Fowlerville VFW Post 6464 Auxiliary for several decades. Upon retiring, she moved to Webberville. She loved vintage movies, Christmastime with her family, singing and enjoyed playing bunko.

Carolyn is survived by her daughters Lorianne Swails and Theresa Schniers and their families. Carolyn was a proud grandmother to her 10 grandchildren: Alyssa (Swails) Ferguson, Ashley (Schniers) Wachowiak, Amanda Schniers, Madison Willhite, Riley Swails, Noel (Schniers) Pope, Grace Schniers, Shane Willhite, Landon Willhite and Kadence Willhite and her 4 great-grandchildren: Ellora Wachowiak, Naomi Pope, Roman Swails, Joslyn Pope.

There will be a memorial service to celebrate her life held on Monday, November 14, 2022 at 1:30pm at the Fowlerville VFW Post 6464, located at 215 Veterans Dr, Fowlerville, MI 48836. All friends and family are invited to celebrate Carolyn's life at this service.

 Connie Jo Mitchell

On Sunday, November 6, 2022, Connie Jo Mitchell passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family. Connie will be remembered as a selfless and kind person with a witty personality.

Connie was born June 6, 1950, in Howell, Michigan to Camille and Marilyn Roll. In 1968, she graduated from Webberville High School, and for 38 years, she worked at Oak Lane Golf Course in the pro shop. She married the love of her life, Ken Mitchell Sr., in October of 1987.

Connie was also a devoted mother and loving grandmother. She had a very close relationship with her only grandson, Zachary Bentley. He was her world. Connie cherished the time she spent with family and friends. She loved to read and take care of her dog, Teddy. He was her buddy. Connie is preceded in death by her father, Camille Roll, her son Kevin Knoch and her husband, Ken Mitchell Sr. She is survived by her mother, Marilyn Vogt, her daughter Laurie Bentley (Dennis) and her grandson Zachary Bentley. Connie will be deeply missed and will always be in our hearts. Cremation has taken place, and no formal services will be held at this time. Donations may be made to Promedica Home Hospice, 865 South Cedar Street, Mason Michigan 48854.

Arrangements entrusted to Herrmann Funeral Home, online condolences may be expressed at pjherrmannfuneralhome.com

 Williamston United Methodist Church hosting free Thanksgiving meal

Williamston United Methodist Church, located at 211 S. Putnam St., is hosting a free community Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, Nov. 24. Seating is at noon. It will be a traditional Turkey dinner with all the trimmings. All are welcome. We only ask that you let us know in advance how many will be dining. Call 517/655-2430 and let leave a message.

Quilt Group meeting at Webberville Spartan Center this Tuesday, Nov 15th

Area quilters are invited to the Webberville Spartan Center (community meeting room on the ground level) on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The room will be available at 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m; come and go as you wish. Sewers and other crafters are welcome to come and work on their own projects.

Six-foot tables are available; bring your own project, sewing machine and other supplies. Plan your own snacks/meal.

Beginners are welcome! We're happy to help you learn. Ages 15 and up.

This group is still forming; the plan is to meet once a month to work on individual projects. 

 Ladies Night Out being held in Fowlerville this Thursday,     Nov. 17

The 11th Annual Ladies Night Out is being held in Fowlerville this Thursday, Nov. 17, from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

For safety purposes, the Downtown Business District will be closed off during the event.

Several area businesses will be open that evening, many of them offering special bargains or activities. Also, home-based vendors will be offering their wares at several of these business locations.

Music will be provided by disc jockey Ken Bielous of Big Daddy’s DJ, who will be located under the tent in the Downtown. Attendees can also sign up for the drawing of a Gift Basket at the tent. Other activities include S’Mores Fire pits, Giveaways, and a Scavenger Hunt. Several food trucks will also be on hand.    

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Fowlerville Firefighters Association 2022 Buck Pole is being held this Friday, Nov. 18.

The event runs from 4-8 p.m. at the Fire Hall in the Village.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners, and all those taking part in the contest will be entered in a prize drawing. Food and refreshments will be available.

Contestants are urged to enter the event at North Second Street off Grand River.

 Fantasy of Art Fine Art Show being held Nov. 25-26 at Howell Opera House

The Livingston Fine Art Association will present the Fantasy of Art Fine Art Show on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25-26 at the Howell Historic Opera House.123 W Grand River Ave, Howell. Times are Friday 3-9 and Saturday 10-6.

There will be about 30 local artists displaying and selling their work. All mediums will be represented. There is no admission charge. Come and meet the artists and find the perfect Christmas gift. For more informations visit https://lfaaofmi.com or find us on facebook. Call 517 546-1027

 Calvary Church of Webberville to host a Mini Craft Fair on     Nov. 15th

Calvary Church of Webberville is hosting a Mini Craft Fair on Tuesday, November 15th from 6:00-8:00pm during our weekly Cup of Grace Coffeehouse. This is a great opportunity for artists and crafters to sell their products as well as allow our Cup of Grace customers the opportunity to do some early Christmas shopping.

Everyone is invited to come out for free beverages and food while you enjoy the opportunity to do a little early Christmas shopping. We will also have some crafts for the kids to make to give as presents as well.

If you are a local artist or crafter and would like to sell your items at this craft fair, please contact Dee Wright at deew@webbervillechurch.org and we will provide you with free table space to do so. The rest is up to 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

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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Ladies Night Out at the Library!

Ladies and businesses come together for a fun night in the Village. Stop by the library where we’ll have refreshments and crafts!

Thursday, Nov. 17 ● 5:30pm - 7:30pm

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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, Nov. 15, & Dec. 20 ● 6:00pm

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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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Kid Book Club (Ages 7-11)

Read a book along the theme, then come to the library to discuss it while enjoying snacks and a craft!

Book With A Farm Animal - Tuesday, Nov. 15 ● 4:00pm-5:00pm

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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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Crafting Corner

Monthly Cardmaking (registration required)

Thursday, Nov. 17 - Christmas ● 6:30pm

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Scrapbooking (registration required)

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

Nov. 19 ● 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 Beyond the Book (Book discussion plus the movie, recipe, or more) Registration required

Wednesday, Nov. 16 @ 6:30pm

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

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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! Fall crafts will include wool felting, locker hooking pencil cases, and carbon transfers! 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, November 5, 2022

 Leonard P. Hibbard Sr.

Leonard P. Hibbard Sr., passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family.

Leonard was born on May 2, 1936, in Howell, Michigan to Eric and Ruth (nee Miller) Hibbard.

And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, "I need a caretaker." So God made a farmer. That is what Leonard loved. Tending the land, taking care of cows, and making his crops grow. He also was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend to many. When he was not working at the Livingston County Road Commission or tending to the farm, he enjoyed watching “Deal or No Deal” or RFD-TV.

Most important to Leonard was spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren and celebrating Halloween with hayrides. He loved camping, watching his grandchildren play sports, antique tractors, and attending tractor and steam engine shows.

Beloved husband of Dorothy, whom he married June 14, 1957, in Whitmore Lake. The best and most loving father of Deborah Hill, Leonard “Lenny” Jr. (Sharon), Keith (Debbie), and Richard (Barb).

Dear grandfather of Jessica (Derek) Wisuri, Dallas (Janice) Townsend, Doug Townsend, Rachel Townsend, Elise (Ty) Kutt, LeighAnn (Chris) Paule, Shelby Hibbard, Cameron Hibbard, Connor Hibbard, Clarice (Jacob) Gaines, Zach Hibbard, and Grant Hibbard.

Great-grandfather of Emily (Kyle) Risch, Seth Wisuri, Lucas Wisuri, Ruth Wisuri, Payton Townsend, Wyatt Townsend, the late Evelyn Townsend, Cora Townsend, Tucker Kutt, and Stella Paule.

Beloved brother of Linda Philburn and the late John Hibbard.

Leonard’s family were receiving friends on Saturday, November 5, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. at Oak Grove Methodist Church, 6686 Oak Grove Road, Howell, Michigan 48855. Interment was to take place in Sanford Cemetery, Howell, Michigan.

Memorial contributions in Leonard’s memory may be made to Oak Grove United Methodist Church.

Please share a condolence or memory with the Hibbard family at watkinsfuneralhomes.com

 Silent Auction Fundraiser now underway at Webberville Library

The Silent Auction Fundraiser is now underway at the Webberville Library. This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Webberville Library, has something for everyone, especially those looking for unique Holiday gifts. Over 83 items are featured.

Among the various items, bidders will find birch log and other Holiday d├ęcor; quilted table runners; home canned preserves; a gift card for a one- hour massage treatment; framed artwork which include farm scenes; baby quilts; doll clothes to fit 18-inch dolls; gift baskets; MSU apparel, Detroit Tiger keepsakes; and much more.

Members of the public are invited to stop in during the library’s open hours. The Silent Auction ends at 6 pm on Tuesday, November 22nd.

Proceeds benefit programming at the Webberville Library.

 Webberville United Methodist Church serving Chicken Dinner on Nov. 19

The Webberville United Methodist Church, located at 4215 E. Holt Rd., is having a ‘drive through’ chicken dinner on Saturday, Nov. 19. The dinner includes 2 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 7pm or until we run out. This will be last dinner until March.

 Plainfield United Methodist Church ‘Take Out’ Chicken Dinner on Nov. 12

The Plainfield United Methodist Church is having a ‘Take Out’ Chicken Dinner on Saturday, November 12th, from 5 pm until it's gone. It is free will donation. The address is 17845 M-36 in Plainfield. Please come out for the Supper!

 Livingston County Concert Band performing holiday show on Dec. 4th

The Livingston County Concert Band, celebrating more than 50 years, will be under the direction of Dale Marzewski for the upcoming concert, The Splendor of Christmas at 3:00 pm Sunday December 4. The concert will be presented at the Rod Bushey Performing Arts Center, Howell High School, 1200 West Grand River Ave., Howell. This concert features Christmas and holiday favorites.

Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (62 and older). Children and students are free. Refreshments served following the concert. Please visit the band's website (www.lccbmusic.org) or check out the Livingston CountyConcert Band Facebook page 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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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, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, & Dec. 20 ● 6:00pm

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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


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

Someone stole all the candy! Can you find it? Perfect for younger kids with curious minds who love puzzles!

Thursday, Nov. 10 ● 4:00pm, 4:30pm, 5:00pm, 5:30pm, 6:00pm, 6:30pm


STEAM Unplugged (Ages 7-11) (drop-in)

Drop in and take part in fun STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) exercises, contraptions, challenges, and more!

Tuesday, Dec. 13 ● 4:00pm-5:00pm

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Parent Cafe Series (registration required)

Parent cafes are a safe and supportive place to have facilitated conversations around the protective factors to help keep families strong. Free dinner and limited childcare offered.

Wednesday, Nov. 2 ● 6:00pm-8:00pm

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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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Play Date: Theater Book Club (Ages 15 and up)

Peppermint Creek Theatre Company continues its partnership with three local libraries to explore the play My Name is Rachel Corrie. Attendees will read the play independently and are invited to come to the library to discuss the play, hear from the theatre panel, and watch a performance of a few scenes from the show. Copies of the play can be checked out at the library.

Tuesday, Nov. 8 ● 6:30pm

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CPR & FIRST AID (registration required)

Back by popular demand! Fowlerville Firefighter Chris Joseph will teach CPR and First Aid skills. Saturday, Nov. 12 ● 10:30am - 3:30pm (free lunch served)

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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

Monday, Nov. 7 ● 3:00pm-5:00pm

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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!

Thursday, Nov. 10 ● 1:00pm – 2:30pm

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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. -

Friday, Nov. 11 ● 11:30am – 2:00pm

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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

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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

* * *

Teen Craft Wednesday (drop-in) Ages 10+

Every Wednesday, Mary will lead you through making fun crafts! Fall crafts will include wool felting, locker hooking pencil cases, and carbon transfers! All are welcome!

Program room, West (right) door.

Wednesdays ● 2:30pm-5:00pm

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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