Sen. Horn welcomes Pastor Ouellette to Capitol for Senate invocation

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, welcomed Pastor R.B. Ouellette (right) to the state Capitol on Wednesday. Ouellette serves as the senior pastor at First Baptist Church in Bridgeport and delivered the invocation before Senate session.

Editor’s Note: A print-quality photograph of Horn welcoming Wednesday’s guest is available by clicking on the image or by visiting the senator’s website at www.SenatorKenHorn.com. Click on “Photowire” under the Media Center tab.

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Sen. Horn welcomes family of fallen soldiers to state Capitol for Senate Memorial Day Service

LANSING — State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, welcomed the family of two fallen soldiers to the Michigan Capitol for the annual Senate Memorial Day service on Thursday.

Brothers Daniel and Thomas Weber, originally from Frankenmuth Township, both died in motorcycle accidents. Daniel Weber died in 2011 due to injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident in El Paso, Texas after his time in the service. Thomas Weber died less than one year later when a truck collided into his motorcycle in Saucier, Mississippi where he was living at the time. Thomas was active duty at the time of his death.

Daniel was a 25-year-old Purple Heart veteran. He had served in Iraq and became a peer-to-peer counselor for veterans in El Paso. Thomas joined the Armed Forces in 2005 and served tours in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan and spent time in Haiti after the 2010 earthquakes. Weber was also part of a Special Forces unit.

Thomas and Daniel’s older brother, Chris, is currently active duty and his wife Kimmie has previously served as well.

Editor’s note: A print-quality photograph of Horn welcoming Thursday’s guests is available by clicking on the image or by visiting the senator’s website at: www.SenatorKenHorn.com. Click on “Photowire” under the Media Center tab.

PHOTO 1 CAPTION: State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, (left) stands on the Senate floor with the mother of Daniel and Thomas Weber, Heidi Weber, and their stepfather, John Sych during the 21st Annual Senate Memorial Day Service.

PHOTO 2 CAPTION: Horn stands for a photo on the Senate floor with father of Daniel and Thomas Weber, Keith Weber, and their stepmother, Michelle during Thursday’s ceremony.

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Horn kicks off ‘Hometown Tours’ with community of Linden

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, began his “Hometown Tours” visits Monday afternoon with a stop in the community of Linden.

“Linden is a perfect example of the quaint, historic towns in my district that I want to focus these tours on,” Horn said. “From the Linden Mill Museum to the walk through the historic buildings downtown, it was a truly enjoyable experience. The goal of these tours is to build relationships and learn more about the unique characteristics of each community I represent.”

The tour of the city began downtown by visiting various landmarks of significance. Horn made stops at the fire station, city hall and the site of the former Union Block that was lost to a fire in 2007.

The tour of downtown was followed by a presentation and tour of the Linden Mill Museum given by David and Barbara Kincaid, the museum curators. After the museum tour, Horn attended a dinner reception for volunteers and employees of the city of Linden.

“There are so many people I want to thank for helping me make my first ‘Hometown Tour’ a success,” Horn said. “I want to personally thank the Kincaid family for their time and for giving me a fantastic tour of the community and the museum. I also want to thank Mayor David Lossing, who has been incredibly generous inviting me to events in the community. I’ve learned a great deal about the residents and history of Linden and will most certainly be visiting again.”

A print-quality copy of each photograph is available by clicking on the image or by visiting the senator’s website at: www.SenatorKenHorn.com. Click on “Photowire” under the Media Center tab.

PHOTO 1 CAPTION: State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, (left) walks with David and Barbara Kincaid of the Linden Mills Historical Society as they make their way to City Hall for a brief tour.

PHOTO 2 CAPTION: Horn stops for a photo as the tour makes its way through the Linden Fire Department.

 

PHOTO 3 CAPTION: Horn stands next to the Joe Beach Buggy Factory exhibit at the Linden Mills Museum with David and Barbara Kincaid as they kick off the first of Horn’s “Hometown Tours.”

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Sen. Horn delivers Senate invocation on National Day of Prayer

LANSING — State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, delivered the Senate invocation Thursday morning in honor of the National Day of Prayer, which falls on the first Thursday in May each year.

“It was truly my honor to address this chamber on a day where all of us, despite denomination, can come together and pray for one another,” said Horn. “I feel blessed to be given such an opportunity.”

A print-quality photograph of Horn speaking is available by clicking on the image or by visiting the senator’s website at www.SenatorKenHorn.com. Click on “Photowire” under the Media Center tab.

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Horn to hold May office hours in Saginaw

Who:

State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth; Constituent Relations Director Margie Roggelin; and the general public

What:

Office hours

When:

Friday, May 15

12 – 2 p.m.

Where:

Hoyt Public Library

505 Janes Ave.

Saginaw, MI 48607

Brief:

State Sen. Ken Horn and Constituent Relations Director Margie Roggelin will conduct monthly office hours for May in Saginaw on Friday, May 15. The office hours are at the Hoyt Public Library and will be open to the public.

Horn and staff will be on hand to answer questions and respond to concerns any residents of the district may have. No appointment is necessary.

For more information or to contact Horn, please visit www.SenatorKenHorn.com or call 517-373-1760.

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Horn continues to fight for community of Buena Vista

LANSING — The Michigan Senate approved an amendment offered by Sen. Ken Horn Tuesday that will keep the secretary of state (SOS) branch in Buena Vista operational.

The amendment, introduced on the Senate floor, made a small change to Senate Bill 133, the Senate’s state budget plan for Fiscal Year 2016, to require the SOS to maintain a branch office in Buena Vista.

“I was happy to see this amendment supported by my colleagues in the Senate,” said Horn, R-Frankenmuth. “We were able to pass a well-thought-out, bipartisan solution to a very specific issue within this community. I am grateful that they were able to see outside the needs of their own districts and were willing to help ensure the rights of my constituents.”

Residents of Buena Vista have long supported maintaining an office in their community versus alternatives in the surrounding area. If their local office were to close, some individuals would be forced to travel up to 90 minutes via public transportation simply to register to vote.

“This helps residents in terms of renewing license plates, tabs, driver’s licenses and other clerical needs, but also addresses the issue of voter’s rights,” Horn said. “We want to make sure that everybody has the right to vote without an undue burden.”

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