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BC-MI--Michigan Weekend Exchange Digest, MI

November 19, 2018

AP-Michigan stories for Nov. 25 and Nov. 26. Members using Exchange stories should retain bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact 313-259-0650.

For use Sunday, Nov. 25, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-HORSES RESCUERS

MUSKEGON, Mich. — A Michigan horse rescue group has helped save multiple starving horses. Barely able to stand on hooves painfully infected with thrush, the horse Nancy Smith would come to know as Chrome, had given up. At least that’s what Smith believes. She’s convinced that had her horse rescue group, Points North Horse Rescue, not been called that day in late August, Chrome would have been lost. By Lynn Moore, The Muskegon Chronicle. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1364 words.

EXCHANGE-LONGTIME DIVE TEAM

MARYSVILLE, Mich. — A Michigan dive team is looking for more information on its history and new members to keep the group going. St. Clair County’s volunteer dive team held an open house recently to show off some of their equipment and seek more information about their past. Past dive team members and their family members mingled and checked out the equipment on display. By Jeremy Ervin, Port Huron Times Herald. SENT IN ADVANCE: 533 words.

For use Monday, Nov. 26, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-FLINT ART

FLINT, Mich. — A public art project hopes to help heal the community in Flint. Sandra Branch said Flint had been under a veil of darkness for decades, and it was having an impact on the mentality of its residents. She wanted to take action, and in 2014, she helped found the Greater Flint Arts Council, with her eyes on gathering grant funding to create public art in place of blight. By Jake May, The Flint Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 981 words.

EXCHANGE-CHURCH HOTEL

GRAND LEDGE, Mich. — A Michigan church is being renovated into a hotel. At the corner of West Scott and Harrison streets is the oldest standing church building in Grand Ledge. Originally home to Grand Ledge Baptist Church, now located on Willow Highway, it dates back 139 years, to 1879, and is part of the community’s historical landscape. By next fall it will be transformed into a modern but “cozy” 12-room artisan hotel. By Rachel Greco, Lansing State Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 912 words.

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