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Lowell Light and Power to make renewable energy

Lowell Light and Power to make renewable energy

Lowell Light and Power may have a bio-digestion facility to produce renewable energy by 2013. The utility has partnered with a German company, Spart, to utilize organic waste from food companies such as Litehouse, area farms and stables.

As the organic waste decomposes, it gives off methane gas that is collected and burned in the generator to produce energy. Other benefits could include enticing new food processing companies to Lowell due to the big-digestion facility availability and reduced rates for organic waste. The bio-digestor can also process waste from slaughterhouses and chicken waste.

Lowell Historic Museum starts Walking Tour

LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) The Lowell Museum has formally launched a walking tour of the Historic District.  It highlights 25 locations and provides a history of each building.

Some of the locations include 203-209 Main Street named Neconce.  The building was named after  an indian girl who was born on the site and remained  in Lowell after Native Americans were removed.

You can pick up a brochure at several business in town or at the Lowell Museum. You can also call 897-7688.

Lowell Farmer's Market still going strong

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) If you enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables you can keep shopping at the Lowell Farmer's Market every Thursday.  The Marquee at Larkin's on Main Street is reminding residents the market runs through September 29th.

The market runs every Thursday from 12:30pm - 6:00pm in the Tractor Supply parking lot on Main Street. For more information click on the link to the Lowell Chamber of Commerce website.

T-Shirts at the Second Annual Community Day

T-Shirts at the Second Annual Community Day

The second annual Pink Arrow Community Day, where the new Pink Arrow t-shirts were unveiled, sold 1,316 shirts and were only part of the success of the day. All Weather Seal then matched the donations, giving an additional $2,000 to the cause.

In addition to the shirt sales, 101 people donated blood and 68 signed up to be organ donors. Though many shirts were sold at community day, the community's job is still not finished. T-shirts can still be purchased at Pep Talk to further aid the Pink Arrow Project and the search for a cure to cancer.

Fairgoers flock to Reath Barn for annual livestock auction

Fairgoers flock to Reath Barn for annual livestock auction

The ringing of auctioneers voices provided the background for a very busy day at the fair during the livestock auction. Crowds piled into the Reath Barn until there was standing room only for one of the most popular events of the fair.

The auction allows children to display their product; rabbits, poultry, hogs, steer, goats, sheep, beef or a gallon of milk and sell them. Community businesses and individuals also use this as an opportunity to invest in the area and its youth.

Lowell Township discusses digital signs

Lowell Township discusses digital signs

The Lowell Township Planning Commission met to discuss several ordinances in the works last Monday. One of the proposed ordinances will regulate digital signs in the township located along the I-96 highway.

Each sign is limited to 300 square feet visible from once side. In case of double faced back to back billboards, each side has 300 feet. The height of all signs cannot be  more than 25 feet from the grade, while the distance between signs is set at 1,000 feet.

The proposed digital sign ordinance will be up for a public hearing in October.

Stressed? New business says it can help

LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) The Healing Center in Lowell is offering a stress reduction workshop. Organizers say it is designed to teach you simple techniques to use to help manage the stress in your life.

According to a flier shared at businesses around town, the workshop will teach simple massage techniques, breathing exercises, and stretching.  The cost is $25.00 for you and one guest.

The workshop is scheduled for August 20th at the Lowell Chamber of Commerce on the Riverwalk.  For more information call 616-987-3010.