Flags lowered to honor Ehlers

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff today on all state buildings and within the state Capitol complex in honor of late former U.S. Rep. Vern Ehlers.

A service in Ehlers’ honor will be at 3 p.m. today at Eastern Avenue Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids. He died Aug. 15.