The State – 10/29/21

Rachel Fulton

City Council Meeting about Water Damage

On Oct. 21, East Lansing council member Lisa Babcock called a town hall meeting with members to talk about the ongoing issue of water damage from the heavy rains back in June, August, and September.

Babcock received a lot of questions from residents about what actions the city is going to take about plumbing and flooding in the future. But Haggard’s Plumbing and Heating owner William Haggard, gave more advice for what residents could do in order to protect their homes.

Haggard suggests residents install a check valve which prevents water moving backwards and flooding.

East Lansing City Manager George Lahanas says that the city council is discussing the approval for funding from the American Rescue Plan Act.

This funding would allow residents to install new plumbing such as a check valve. The city council will call a meeting on November 16th to discuss sewage infrastructure.

Michigan State vs. Michigan Pregame Information

East Lansing and Michigan State have been gearing up for a top ten show down between Michigan and Michigan State, drawing fans from all over the state. In addition, both of college football’s premier pregame shows (ESPN’s College Game Day and FOX Big Noon Kickoff) will be outside Spartan Stadium counting down time towards kickoff.

Both teams enter this highly anticipated matchup 7&0 and ranked inside the top 10. This will be the first time both teams meet inside the top 10 since 1964, and the first undefeated vs undefeated matchup since 2011.

Michigan State Basketball vs. Ferris State

Michigan State basketball took on Ferris State in their first of two exhibition games. It was their first game back in front of the Izzone since the 2019-20 season, as fans watched the Spartans cruise to a 92-58 victory over the Bulldogs.

Head Coach, Tom Izzo and the Spartans, enter the season unranked and are expected to finish in the middle of the Big Ten. Last season, MSU finished with a record of 15-13 and went 9-13 in Big Ten play.

The Spartans starting five included Marcus Bingham, Gabe Brown, Joey Hauser, as well as transfer guard Tyson Walker and freshman Max Christie. Of the five, Hauser was the only one who started at least 10 games last season.

Speaking of sports, our friends over at The State News have a big day today as they take on the Michigan Daily in their annual battle of touch football.

Based on original reporting by Dan Netter and Liam Jackson. Script by Shakyra Mabone and Chandra Fleming.