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Time to pipe up for Livingston Sensation

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Are you Livingston County’s next singing sensation? The popular Livingston Sensation singing contest, formerly presented by the Livingston Daily Press & Argus, moves to the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest. Singers are invited to complete in two semi-final events to be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at Cleary’s Pub, 117…

Design revealed for Michigan Challenge Balloonfest 2016 pin

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The 32nd annual commemorative event pin honors two longtime pilots in the Michigan Challenge. The pin features Celebration piloted by Mark Enszer, and Triple XXX piloted by Balloonmeister Jim Birk. Pins are currently in production and will be available for $6 each at the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest and Howell Area…

Start planning for Michigan Challenge XXXII

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Dreaming of sun and a winter escape? Let your dreams take you to the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest, June 24-26 in Howell. It’s not too early to start planning for this summertime signature event. “The Michigan Challenge Committee has been working hard since the last balloonfest, and is planning a wonderful…

Chamber receives balloonfest pin display case

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Chamber Life Member Pam Rietsch presented the Howell chamber with a new commemorative frame of balloonfest pins that will go on display in the chamber building. Rietsch had been a balloonfest volunteer for the first 25 years of the event, working with the pilots. When she retired from her volunteer…

Sarah Brown wins Livingston Sensation competition

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Howell Township resident Sarah Brown was selected as the Livingston Sensation winner during the singing competition held at the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest on Sunday, June 28. Brown sang “Natural Woman” and competed against eight other contestants who were judged on tonal quality, presentation and song selection. Her prize was a…