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Local library, historic newspaper grant finalist

Posted: 11:06 AM, Jan 20, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-20 16:06:37Z

The DeWitt District Library is asking for your vote.

The library is one of five finalists for a grant that would let it put an historic Michigan newspaper online.

At stake is $2,500. If the DeWitt library wins a vote and gets the grant, the library will be given copies of the Clinton County Republican News from January 1, 1920 through December 31, 1930.

Winning the grant will mean the library will be able to put online the editions in which the Clinton County Republican News covered historic events like the Bath school disaster and the DeWitt fire of 1930.

The Michigan Digital Newspaper Grant comes from Central Michigan University's Clark Historical Society.

The winner of the grant will be determined through public voting.

You can vote through Twitter by tweeting @DigMichNews with the hashtag #DigClinton.

Snail mail voting is also allowed, and counts more. To vote, send a postcard of a "Michigan scene" to:

Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859

You'll want to write the #DigClinton hashtag on your postcard for your vote to count for the DeWitt District Library.

Voting is open until midnight on January 26th. 2016.