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A Driving Tour of Okemos Neighborhoods
Posted Wednesday, May 20, 2020 02:39 PM

In 2014, Sky Tribell class of 1969, loaded his new GoPro camera into his Jeep and created multiple videos of Okemos neighborhoods.  Thanks for your work Sky!

- Cedar Bend Heights

- Chippewa Hills Drive

- Forest Hills

- the Four Corners of Downtown Okemos

- Grand River Ave

- Indian Hills

- Navaho Ridge

- 2nd Okemos High School (open1960)

- Ottawa Hills Drive

- Tacoma Hills


Produced by HOMTV - Reflections is a talk show program reflecting on Meriian Township's history with longtime residents, business owners and Township employees.

October 1, 2019 - On this episode of  Reflections, host Jane Rose [Executive Director of Meridian Historical Village] speaks with author and historian Heidi Madsen about the Northwind Horse Farm owned by Sam and Nona McKinley [parents of Joan McKinley, grandparents to Sam, Jorja and Tom Hughes] which was located at River Avenue and Northwind Drive in Okemos and is currently a shopping plaza. This farm was home to legendary American Saddlebred Stallion, Oklahoma Peavine, which went on to sire many prize winning horses. A small gravestone still marks where Oklahoma Peavine still rests in the parking lot of the plaza. Heidi's book is "Gaited in the Great Lakes" about the American Saddlebred horse.

HOMTV provides information about Meridian Township government and events. It provides original programming each year to cable subscribers on Comcast Channel 21. HOMTV is the exclusive source of official township meetings. Meridian Township includes all of Haslett and Okemos, as well as a small percentage of East Lansing and Williamston mailing addresses. To learn more, visit our website: http://homtv.net/

 


Produced by HOMTV - Reflections is a talk show program reflecting on Meriian Township's history with longtime residents, business owners and Township employees.

February 7, 2018 - On this episode of  Reflections, host Jane Rose [Executive Director of Meridian Historical Village] speaks with Ron Wheeler class of 1969 regarding his Proctor family's rich history in Meridian Township. The specific building they discuss is the Tollgate building that had been moved multiple times to its current - and final - resting place in Meridian Village.  Also to note: the Proctor farm was sold and became the site of Wardcliff school.

HOMTV provides information about Meridian Township government and events. It provides original programming each year to cable subscribers on Comcast Channel 21. HOMTV is the exclusive source of official township meetings. Meridian Township includes all of Haslett and Okemos, as well as a small percentage of East Lansing and Williamston mailing addresses. To learn more, visit our website: http://homtv.net/ 

 


Produced by HOMTV - Reflections is a talk show program reflecting on Meriian Township's history with longtime residents, business owners and Township employees.  

HOMTV "Throwback Thursday" Program, where we dig into the archives of our older programs and bring them back to life. On this episode, we toss back to 20 years ago with one of Meridian Township's pioneer families and feature a "Reflections" interview back in 1996 with John Grettenberger class of 1955 interviewed by Lorry Everhardus.

HOMTV provides information about Meridian Township government and events. It provides original programming each year to cable subscribers on Comcast Channel 21. HOMTV is the exclusive source of official township meetings. Meridian Township includes all of Haslett and Okemos, as well as a small percentage of East Lansing and Williamston mailing addresses. To learn more, visit our website: http://homtv.net/

 


Produced by HOMTV - Reflections is a talk show program reflecting on Meriian Township's history with longtime residents, business owners and Township employees.

HOMTV "Throwback Thursday" Program, where we dig into the archives of our older programs and bring them back to life. On this episode, we take a look at a "Reflections" interview back in 1993 with Ted Wonch on Meridian Township's purchase of Wonch Park.

HOMTV provides information about Meridian Township government and events. It provides original programming each year to cable subscribers on Comcast Channel 21. HOMTV is the exclusive source of official township meetings. Meridian Township includes all of Haslett and Okemos, as well as a small percentage of East Lansing and Williamston mailing addresses. To learn more, visit our website: http://homtv.net/

 


Produced by HOMTV - Reflections is a talk show program reflecting on Meriian Township's history with longtime residents, business owners and Township employees.

This is an interview with Bill Hicks, developer of many of Meridian Township's developments. Meridian Mall comments begin: 7:40

HOMTV provides information about Meridian Township government and events. It provides original programming each year to cable subscribers on Comcast Channel 21. HOMTV is the exclusive source of official township meetings. Meridian Township includes all of Haslett and Okemos, as well as a small percentage of East Lansing and Williamston mailing addresses. To learn more, visit our website: http://homtv.net/

 


2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the Okemos class of 1965. As part of the celebration, the class toured the "new" High School built in 1961 and now a middle school. That fall, the middle school play "Annie" was scheduled. Staring Annie, was 7th grader, Olivia Terry. 50 years earlier, the class of '65 was greatly involved with the first Okemos musical, "Bye-Bye Birdie". To commemorate the occasion, Olivia performed several selections from the upcoming "Annie" and other tunes. Later that year, Rod Ellis '65 took Olivia to a sound studio and had her record those tunes. He then had the sound track put together with pictures from the performance and in the recording studio. Olivia also sang all the parts by dubbing over the chorus.          Rod Ellis

 


Dr. Walter Schreiner, Okemos class of 1959, tells about his career odyssey through physics. Nov. 2019 Interview with David Chapman, Okemos Biology


 


The Okemos Alumni Association donated $10,000 to the Okemos Education Foundation as a lead match fund for Science Enrichment at Okemos Public Schools. The fund was named after much beloved and respected biology teacher, John Bjorkquist. Nov. 2017

 


Joel Peterson class of 1965 receives the Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievement from the Okemos Education Foundation. Joel is a 1965 graduate from Okemos High School in Okemos, Michigan. Joel was nominated for the award by his OHS '65 classmates. Nov. 2016