Tom Thelen, Lansing StateJournal

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Past articles by Tom:

Pewamo man wins $100,000 in Michigan Lottery

Winner plans to pay off mother's house with winnings → Read More

Ionia County prosecutor appointed circuit court judge

Fowler native to fill vacant seat after 11 years as Ionia County prosecutor → Read More

Thunderstorms, possible hail forecast for area tonight

LANSING - A line of showers and thunderstorms is expected to move through the Lansing area later tonight and into the early morning hours on Wednesday. There is the potential for some strong to severe storms with heavy rain, up to 1-inch hail and strong winds, according to Bob Dukesherer, senior forecaster with the National Weather Service office in Grand Rapids. "The main area is south of Grand… → Read More

Eaton County man wins $250,000 lottery prize

Winning ticket purchased at Charlotte Meijer store → Read More

St. Johns officer honored for life-saving decision

Officer Chad Pierson safely apprehended stabbing suspect seeking suicide → Read More

Bath Township OKs move to part-time elected treasurer

Trustee asks current treasurer to resign ahead of change → Read More

Portland residents upset over loss of Lansing TV stations

Cable provider adds Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo stations to city's lineup → Read More

DNR proposes adding 8 townships to CWD area

Landowners encouraged to apply for disease control permits → Read More

New forecast: 6 to 10 inches from today's storm

Area under winter storm warning until 1 a.m. Wednesday → Read More

Snow, windy conditions expected overnight

3 to 6 inches of snow expected in Lansing area through Tuesday → Read More

Permit for Clinton County wind farm expires

Project included 40 wind turbines between Fowler and St. Johns → Read More

UPDATED: DeWitt scouts reschedule water drive for Flint

Donations to be accepted Friday at DeWitt Memorial Building → Read More

St. Johns conducting internal investigation

City commission requests review of city policies, procedures → Read More

Winter storm predicted for Lansing area Wednesday

LANSING - A winter storm is expected to move though the Lansing area starting Wednesday with a potential to drop six inches of heavy, wet snow during the evening rush hour. The area is expected to receive precipitation during the day Wednesday, but what type is still unknown, said Cort Scholten, meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Grand Rapids. "The question is how warm… → Read More

Bath Township could make treasurer a part-time job

Proposal would make treasurer a part-time position → Read More

Couple starts pillow project for ill children

Chad and Lisa Borodychuk formed the Olivia Kay Foundation in 2014. → Read More

Couple starts pillow project for ill children to ‘pay it forward’

Foundation offers assistance, pillows to children with severe impairments or terminal illness → Read More

Michigan church reopening after damage from June tornado

Pastor Letisha Bowman on Sunday plans to lead services at the renovated Portland United Methodist Church. → Read More

New urgent care opens in Clinton County

ST. JOHNS — An urgent care clinic has opened in St. Johns, giving residents in the northern portion of Clinton County more options for after-hours and weekend medical care. The Ouch Urgent Care opened last month in the Southpoint Mall, taking up a portion of the space formerly occupied by the former Save-A-Lot store. That site will also be the new location of the Clinton County Medical Center,… → Read More

Armed robber strikes DeWitt Twp. hotel

DeWITT TWP. — Information is being sought on a suspect who robbed a DeWitt Township hotel Saturday. The robbery occurred at 6:57 a.m. Feb. 6 at the Sleep Inn located along Old US-27 between Commerce Drive and Herbison Road, according to police reports. The suspect entered the lobby of the hotel holding a large butcher knife and demanded cash. The suspect is described as a black male about 6 feet… → Read More