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Kindergarten Round-Up is this week at Woodworth Elementary

The early years of a child's educational experiences have a great bearing on their ability to learn how to read and write. Supportive, nurturing parents at home and the Leslie Public School's dedicated and caring staff will go far in providing lifelong skills and opportunities for learning and success. At Woodworth Elementary School, there is an all-day, every day learning experience that is aligned with the State of Michigan's Common Core State Standards in both the Kindergarten and … [Read More...]

Reminder: Leslie Public Schools will hold a half-day of school on April 18

Due to an excessive amount of inclement weather during the 2013-2014 school year, Leslie Public Schools will need to make up one half-day of instruction to meet all the State of Michigan requirements. The District felt the best time to make up this half-day will be Friday, April 18th. Originally, April 18th was a non-school day because it is Good Friday. However, to meet the state requirement, a half-day of instruction is now scheduled for all students. We know this may be an inconvenience for … [Read More...]

Leslie Fire Department to hold annual Easter Egg Hunt

The Leslie Fire Department will again host an Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Russell Park on Baggerly Street in Leslie on Saturday, April 19 beginning at 10 a.m. The fire fighters and their families spend lots of time stuffing hundreds of eggs with candy and hiding them at the park. Children from ages 0-12 can participate in the following age groups: Age groups are 0-3, 4-6, 7 & up. The event is free to the public. The Easter Bunny will also be in attendance for photo opportunities with the … [Read More...]

Leslie Parks and Recreation Committee asks for public input through survey

The City of Leslie, Leslie Township, and Leslie Public Schools are working to update the Leslie Community Parks and Recreation Plan.  This plan documents all the parks and recreational opportunities currently in the community and provides a vision for future efforts.  The plan allows the township, city, and schools to apply for parks and recreational grants.  The current plan is over seven years old and the parks and recreation committee is working on an update.  As part of this update, they are … [Read More...]

Frequently asked questions regarding Leslie Public Schools Sinking Fund Millage

LESLIE PUBLIC SCHOOLS BUILDING AND SITE SINKING FUND MILLAGE TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014 ELECTION FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: 1. Why are you only asking for .95 mills? The .95 mill will cover the cost of district facility needs for the next ten years. The district is asking only for needs, not wants. 2. Are you using sinking fund money for the football bleachers? No. The fundraising for the bleachers is being done by a separate committee. The money that the Bleacher Committee raises can only be … [Read More...]

Humpty Dumpty Preschool to hold Spring Open House on April 29

Humpty Dumpty Preschool, the only cooperative preschool in Eaton Rapids, will be hosting their Spring open house on Tuesday, April 29 from 6:00-7:30pm.  The preschool is located at 10248 Kinneville Rd. in Eaton Rapids in a historic one-room schoolhouse.  Humpty Dumpty offers a 2-day per week session (T/Th) for 3-4 year olds and a 3-day per week session (M,W,F)  for 4-5 year olds.   Morning classes (9:00-11:30am) and afternoon classes (12:00-2:30pm) are available and spaces are filling up!  … [Read More...]

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Shirley Hatfield

Obituary – Shirley R. Hatfield

Shirley R. Hatfield, of Leslie, formerly of Livonia, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the age of 86. Shirley graduated from Fowlerville High School in 1945 and from Lansing Business University with a degree in accounting. After leaving Lansing Business University she went to work for the Farmington Hills Public Schools as an […]

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City of Leslie Police Report

April 7, 2014 - Officer Taylor received information at 5 p.m. regarding a two-car property damage accident that happened four days prior near the intersection of Bellevue and Main Streets. April 8, … [Read More...]

Beth Grimshaw

Pastor’s Corner

What does it feel like to have less than a week to live? That’s the situation in which Jesus finds himself when he makes his triumphal entry into Jerusalem. The crowds don’t know what’s coming. The … [Read More...]

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Pete Zamora

Message from the Mayor

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Leslie Area Chamber of Commerce for all that they do for our community. The Chamber is comprised of several dedicated volunteers who spend many hours promoting the businesses in our city, and in our surrounding area. They are involved with every event that takes place in our community. Please take the time to visit their web site at, or look them up on facebook at Leslie Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber relies on business, … [Read More...]

Rep. Tom Cochran

Cochran’s Corner

The following is an editorial written by State Representative Tom Cochran (D-Mason). If you have questions about this commentary, please contact Rep. Cochran's office by calling (517) 373-0587.  Last week, the women’s and men’s college basketball tournaments concluded and thus brought our country’s yearly tradition of filling out brackets and watching nail-biting matches to an end. Besides featuring the usual bracket busting Cinderella stories, the tournaments also put a spotlight on our … [Read More...]

Lori Fell

Turn your retirement ‘vision’ into reality

Retirement can be an exciting, active time of your life. But if you’re going to get the full benefits from your retirement years — which could last two, or even three, decades — you’ll need to have a vision for what you want to do. And to transform this vision into reality, you’ll need to take a “holistic” approach — one that involves a financial strategy, clear communications with family members and an awareness of the challenges that may stand in your way. To articulate and achieve your … [Read More...]

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