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Consumers Energy Issues “All Clear” at Midnight Tonight to End Gas Emergency

Consumers Energy Senior Vice President of Operations Garrick Rochow and CEO Patti Poppe speaking to reporters at Consumers Energy Parnall Road Facility January 31, 2019.  JTV Photo. Consumers Energy announced that its emergency public appeal to conserve natural gas is ending at midnight tonight for all customers – commercial, industrial and residential. “There is no doubt the gas reduction efforts by residents and businesses across the Lower Peninsula played a key role in helping maintain natural gas flow in our distribution system at a time when it was critically needed,” said Patti Poppe, Consumers Energy’s president and chief executive officer. “Because of the swift action of all, we were able to continue critical services – from the bottom of my heart and on behalf of the men and women of Consumers Energy, we thank you,” she said.             Consumers Energy made its public appeal to conserve Wednesday, following a morning fire that damaged equipment at its Ray Natural Gas Compressor Station in Macomb County. There were no injuries and the cause of the fire remains under investigation. The fire reduced the amount of natural gas that could be delivered to customers from underground storage located at the compressor station. The…

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Ethan Weatherspoon, Left, Of Napoleon High School Practices With Olympic Hopeful And Former University Of Michigan Wrestler Domenic Abounader During A Recent Practice.

Weatherspoon wrestling title tradition continues at Napoleon

Ethan Weatherspoon, left, of Napoleon High School practices with Olympic hopeful and former University of Michigan wrestler Domenic Abounader during a recent practice.    By Jeff Steers JTV Sports   A wrestling tradition started a dozen years at Napoleon High School continues today. That tradition is a Weatherspoon winning a wrestling state title for the Pirates. It has almost become a battle of one-upping one another in the sports arena. Ethan Weatherspoon won a wrestling state title last year in Division 3 at 189 pounds with a 6-4 overtime win against Brockton Cook of Birch Run. A dozen years ago his brother, Jason, started the tradition of winning state titles with a championship in the same weight class and division. Lelund Weatherspoon duplicated Jason’s feat with a 2011 championship in Division 4 at 152 pounds. He became the school’s first undefeated state champion in the process. A year later he won a state wrestling title at 160 pounds in Division 3. Just for good measure, their sister Kaniya Weatherspoon won a pair of titles in track and field. “There is definitely a competition in our family,” Ethan said. “It is all about creating your own bragging rights in the family.…

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

On today’s Bart Hawley Show, guests include:  Jeff Vancalbergh, President, Production Saw & Machine, JAMA Manufacturer of the Year;  Dr. Austin Brown & Dr. Erika Brown, Pharmacists, Brown's Advanced Care Pharmacy Services;  Kelly Kohn, Marketing Mgr., Lomar Machine & Tool; Terry DeDoes, Senior Public Information Director, Consumers Energy;  Brian Surgener, Jackson Coffee Company Drawings of the Month.  Live at 1 PM, replays at 5, 8 and 11 PM; 2 and 5 AM Friday.

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