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Photo Advisory: Runestad and guests honor Michigan’s fallen soldiers

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, Jessica Ellsworth (center) and Gold Star Mother Debbie Ellsworth paid tribute in the Senate on Thursday to those who gave their lives defending our nation. Jessica Ellsworth is a Gold Star Daughter and the sister of U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Justin Ellsworth, who was killed in…
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Photo Advisory: Victory and guest honor Michigan’s fallen soldiers

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Roger Victory, R-Hudsonville, and Mary Herrema from Hudsonville paid tribute in the Senate on Thursday to those who gave their lives defending our nation. Herrema is the Gold Star Mother of Army Sgt. 1st Class Richard Herrema, who was killed in combat in Iraq on April 25, 2006. Mary Herrema…
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Bumstead hosts 2018 asparagus queen

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Jon Bumstead, R-Newaygo, welcomed 2018 Asparagus Queen Kendra Larios-Mendez to the Capitol on Thursday. Larios-Mendez promoted the asparagus industry of Oceana County and provided each senator with a gift of locally grown asparagus. Rab Orchards of Shelby donated the 50 pounds of asparagus for the occasion. The National Asparagus Festival hosts…
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Senate recognizes Michigan’s fallen soldiers during annual Memorial Day tribute

LANSING, Mich. — The state Senate on Thursday honored the Michigan residents who answered the call to service and made the ultimate sacrifice defending America during a special ceremony organized by Sen. Michael D. MacDonald. “For the past 25 years, the Michigan Senate has suspended its session activities for one day around Memorial Day to…
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