Horn Hometown Tours: Coney Café, Linden

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, continued his “Hometown Tours” series Tuesday with a stop in Linden at the Coney Café on Bridge Street. Horn worked for an afternoon waiting tables, preparing meals and clearing dishes while meeting local residents.

“I’ve said from the beginning, the purpose of these tours is to go out and learn everything I can about the communities in my district,” Horn said. “There is no better way to accomplish this than speaking with constituents directly and getting to know the town through their experiences and stories.”

Every Tuesday, the Coney Café downtown Linden offers a two-for-one special on Coney dogs, Detroit or Flint style. In addition to working and meeting with residents, Horn agreed to donate $1 for each pair of Coneys sold in an effort to raise money to help finance the restoration project of the Linden Mill.

“The first segment of my Hometown Tours included a tour of the Linden Mill and Historical Society,” Horn said. “The history surrounding this area is absolutely fascinating and I cannot thank the Kincaid family enough for that experience. I wanted to try and give back in a way that involved the whole community.

“I want to give a huge ‘thank you’ to Tom Tessmer for allowing me to spend the day working at his restaurant for such a good cause. I also want to thank members of his staff, Kelly Klocek and Jeremy Smith, for keeping me busy and making sure the orders came out correctly and on time. Without their help, we could not have raised the money we did.

“I also owe a great deal of gratitude to Mayor David Lossing. His presence certainly helped bring awareness to the cause. It is refreshing to have such a great relationship and collaboration with local officials in my district.”

Horn’s Hometown Tours will feature various communities in the 32nd District. If you are interested in having Horn visit, please contact his office at (517) 373-1760, toll-free at (855) 347-8032 or by email at SenKHorn@senate.michigan.gov.

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PHOTO 1 CAPTION: State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, serves Coney dogs to area residents Tuesday in an effort to raise money for improvements to the Linden Mill.

PHOTO 2 CAPTION: State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, stands with Linden Mayor David Lossing next to the display board outside of the Coney Café.

 

PHOTO 3 CAPTION: State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, poses for a picture with the Coney Café staff at the end of the busy afternoon. Pictured from left to right are Horn, Kelly Klocek, Jeremy Smith and owner Tom Tessmer.

NOTE: See all of Horn’s Hometown Tours here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horn Hometown Tours: Argentine Township

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, continued his “Hometown Tours” visits with a stop in Argentine Township in Genesee County. He was joined by state Rep. Joe Graves, R-Argentine Township.

“Argentine Township was a perfect fit in my goal of highlighting small, close-knit communities with hardworking folks,” Horn said. “From visiting the mill and local shops to meeting those who risk their lives in emergency services to keep the community safe, this truly was an enjoyable and educational experience for me. I look forward to learning more about the people of the 32nd District as I continue my Hometown Tours.”

The tour began at the Argentine Township Police Department, where Horn was able to briefly meet Police Chief Daniel Allen to discuss local matters and concerns among officers in his department.

The meeting with Chief Allen was followed by a stop and tour of the Argentine Township Fire Department with Fire Chief Matthew Lafferty and Township Supervisor Robert Cole. There, Horn observed firsthand the amount of gear and tools used to keep residents safe and to rescue those in need.

“The amount of gear these guys use and carry is staggering,” Horn said. “I thought the rescue boat and other methods for saving people from the water were especially interesting. The town is built on a chain of lakes, so these are very logical and important tools to have access to.”

As the group moved through town, they stopped at the Westwind Milling Company. The locally owned mill primarily works with the local agriculture community, grinding and preparing several types of wheat. It has found a niche market with restaurants in the Detroit area, and the famous Zingerman’s Deli in Ann Arbor. Beyond that, there is a retail shop that sells healthy grains, flour mixes and gluten-free products to the public.

The last stop of the day was the Argentine Care Center, where Administrator Kerri Stiverson provided a brief tour. The historical building where the care center is located was once known as the Stages Hotel. During the 1847 transition of the Capitol from Detroit to Lansing, the old Stages Hotel housed the Capitol overnight.

“I want to personally thank Township Supervisor Robert Cole for volunteering his time to give me a fantastic tour of the community. I also want to extend my gratitude to Police Chief Allen and Fire Chief Lafferty who were kind enough to share local insight and give me a tour of their respective departments. And finally, my thanks to Kerri Stiverson for an inside look at the excellent care provided at the Argentine Care Center. I’ve learned a great deal about the communities in my district and am happy to have experienced a side of Argentine Township that most will not get to see.”

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

 

PHOTO 1 CAPTION: State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, sits in a patrol vehicle as he discusses local matters with Argentine Police Chief Daniel Allen.

 

PHOTO 2 CAPTION: State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth (center right), stands with Rep. Joe Graves, R-Argentine Township (center left), Fire Chief Matthew Lafferty (left), and Township Supervisor Robert Cole as they discuss and examine the rescue boat used by Argentine Township’s rescue services.

PHOTO 3 CAPTION: State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, stops for a brief chat with Argentine Care Center Administrator Kerri Stiverson as the tour comes to an end.

NOTE: See all of Horn’s Hometown Tours here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horn announces July office hours in Chesaning

Sen. Ken Horn

Sen. Ken Horn

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, announced that July office hours are scheduled for the 32nd Senate District.

Horn will be available to meet with constituents at the following location:

Monday, July 20
10 a.m. – noon
Media Room, River Rapids District Library
227 E. Broad St.
Chesaning, MI 48616

Horn 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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