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Racers launch off the line at the snap of the green flag in front of the historic Marion grandstand.
Marion schools
hope to raise
$5 million with
May bond issue
Great weather
makes Snowfest
special for 2500
By Steve Landon
By Rosemary Horvath
Correspondent
ministered at the start of the
school year.
By testing students later
So far this winter seain the year will be more
son, Marion students have
of a testament to where
had nine regular school
students are in the current
days cancelled, includyear, Meier said.
ing Wednesday when the
Grades 3-8 will be testdistrict was the only one in ed on English language arts
Osceola County to close.
and mathematics, grades 4
Calling off school seems and 7 on science, grades 5
the least favorite decision
and 8 on social studies and
for Mort Meier, school
11th graders will have the
superintendent and elemen- Michigan Merit Exam.
tary school principal.
All testing will be com“But roads this mornpleted online. “Marion’s
ing were impassable,” he
technology is ready,” Meier
explained from his office
said. “We shouldn’t have
Wednesday.
any problems,” noting the
Meier decided against
district’s connectivity, work
having school buses
stations and computer labs
navigate snow-packed rural will meet the demand.
roads with strong winds
whipping against waiting
MARION BOND
students.
ISSUE
State law limits the
School officials will
number of school cancella- reach into the community
tions to six before students to outline the district’s bond
must make-up lost sessions proposal starting in March.
at the end of a school year.
Voters will be asked at
This month Rep. Phil
the May election to approve
Potvin R-Cadillac introa levy of 1.75 mills to raise
duced House Bill 4157
nearly $5 million over five
that would offer districts
years for building improveflexibility and change the
ments and district upgrades.
limit to nine days without
Meier says he will attend
requiring make-up days.
township board meetings
Winter weather last year to explain the proposal
interrupted Marion schools and distribute informafor 11 days.
tion. Public forums will be
Meier sees drawbacks
scheduled as well.
from stop-and-start sesAt the same election,
sions. Students benefit
voters statewide will decide
from consistency learning
on a measure labeled
material. “I miss when
Proposal 1 that became a
school isn’t in session and
compromise by both sides
I miss the kids. It’s better
of the aisle when neither
for kids when they are in
chamber could resolve a
school and have a steady
way to pay for road and
regular dose of learning,”
bridge repair.
he said.
But the measure doesn’t
Winter weather will
impact only the transportaend (hopefully) by the
tion infrastructure. Also
time students take the new impacted is the general
Michigan Student Test of
fund, schools, mass transit,
Educational Progress, or
local revenue sharing for
M-STEP, in April. This
municipal governments
measurement of a student’s and the Earned Income Tax
achievement replaces
credit.
MEAP testing, long the
Weather has prevented
standard in Michigan adContinued on Page 3
A fire investigator put cause of the fire in the battery
area that ignited the tractor.
Winterfield
fire damages
equipment
By Rosemary Horvath
Correspondent
Winterfield Township
dairy farmer Clarence
Martin walked toward the
barn pole building around
4 a.m. Saturday when he
saw smoke pouring out and
called 911.
Wednesday night he still
had not fully learned what
is salvageable from the two
loader tractors, a Bobcat
loader and a regular tractor
damaged by fire.
Vendors are accessing
the equipment and heat
could have destroyed the
hydraulic lines. “That
would cost too much to
repair, Marin said.
A fire investigator put
cause of the fire in the battery area that ignited the
tractor.
Temperature was higher
Saturday morning and the
wind was blowing toward
the west and away from
the house and other buildings. Rafters and metal of
the pole building received
damage but “it’s still standing and has smoke damage,” the owner said.
The Martin farm is at
9645 N. Kirby Avenue,
about a mile and a half
north of 20 Mile, in Clare
County. It has a Marion
mailing address.
The Marion Community
Fire Department covered
the fire. Fire Chief David
Turner was unavailable for
this story.
Assistance was provided
by Missaukee County’s
McBain Community Fire
Department and Clam
Union Township Fire Department.
McBain had been to a
fire every day that week,
Martin was told.
Photos by Lance Minzey
After several weeks
of subzero temperatures
and bitter cold wind chills
mother nature released he
icy grip long enough to
give over 2,500 snowmobile enthusiast an opportunity to enjoy a comfortable
day among friends at the
Seventh Annual Marion
Snowfest, February 21st at
the Marion Fairgrounds/
Veterans Memorial Park.
Presented by the Marion
Snowmobile Club, the
Marion Snowfest is the
biggest winter event in the
area drawing snowmobilers
from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Ontario Canada.
Packed into one exciting
day the festival features a
snowmobile swap meet,
vintage show and the ever
popular vintage snowmobile racing on the iced
fairground oval.
Faced with competition
from several Michigan
vintage events some figured race and show entries
would be down substantially, however, the group held
their own. Over 254 race
sleds took the green flag
on the oval, several show
entries kept visitors busy
throughout the day.
A few high speed spills
kept race fans on the edge
of their seats, however, no
one was injured and racing
went on without a hitch.
Veteran Bob Lockhart of
Leroy, Mich., was the top
local winner posting victories in 1975 & Older
Continued on Page 5
Photo by Steve Landon
A popular event at the Marion Snowfest is the HR Single
Two Man race, better known as the Hot Dog race. In
the first lap the passenger eats a hot dog, in the second
lap the riders switch places and balance a cup of water
around the track. The one with the most water in their cup
at the finish line wins. Although these fellas did not win
they had a great time bringing hay bales back with them,
which could explain why they did not take the checkered.
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Farwell brothers both fighting cancer
By Pat Maurer
Correspondent
Imagine finding out
your child has cancer. Then
imagine the worry, the
treatments, juggling doctor and hospital visits, all
while dealing with the pain
and stress your child – and
the whole family – is suffering through.
Now just double all of
that and you might have an
idea of what one Farwell
family, Tamara and Brad
Mallery and sons Michael,
19, and Daniel Coronado,
18, are going through right
now.
Both boys were diagnosed with cancer last fall.
Michael was diagnosed
with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
September 2nd, just after
his first few days as a Delta
College student.
Also called Hodgkin ’s
disease, it is a type of lymphoma, in which cancer originates from white
blood cells called lymphocytes. The disease occurrence shows two peaks: the
first in young adulthood
(age 15–35) and the second
in those over 55 years
old. The overall five-year
survival rate in the United
States for 2004–2010 is 85
percent.
A 2013 graduate of
Farwell High School,
Mike’s college education
has been put on hold while
he has been going through
six months of bi-weekly
infusion treatments with
another four months to go.
The cancer of the blood
was in stage 2 when it
was diagnosed. “He hasn’t
beaten it yet,” his mother
Tammy said. “We recently found out he has an
enlarged lymph node right
behind his heart. We will
find out March 5 if he will
have surgery or another
type of treatment for it.”
“Finding out Mike had
Hodgkin’s was devastating,” said his mother
Tammy. “Then just 45 days
later we found out Danny
had cancer too.”
He was diagnosed with
T-Cell Lymphoma. Lymphoma is the most common
blood cancer. The two main
forms of lymphoma are
Hodgkin lymphoma and
non-Hodgkin lymphoma
(NHL). Lymphoma occurs
when cells of the immune
system called lymphocytes,
a type of white blood cell,
grow and multiply uncontrollably. There are four
types of lymphoma that
affect T cells. These account for perhaps one in
ten cases of non-Hodgkin
lymphoma. With intensive
chemotherapy, the complete remission rate can be
very high.
Daniel is a senior at
Farwell High School. After
a check-up for an enlarged
lymph node in his neck,
he was diagnosed with TCell Lymphoma. Danny’s
projected 18 months of
treatment started October
15. He is treated with antiviral medication and oral
chemotherapy medication
weekly and treated monthly
by infusions through a port.
Doctors said because Mike
was already diagnosed,
Danny got an early diagnosis of his cancer.
Tammy said doctors
believe the lymphoma both
sons suffer from is genetic.
She has lupus, a chronic
inflammatory disease that
occurs when your body’s
immune system attacks
your own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused
by lupus can affect many
different body systems —
including your joints, skin,
kidneys, blood cells, brain,
heart and lungs. While
there’s no cure for lupus,
treatments can help control
symptoms.
Both boys get treatment
at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Tammy and husband
Brad have been taking it
one day at a time. In an
average week, she said
there are two to three
appointments to get to
for blood draws, scans,
chemotherapy treatments
and checkups. “So many
times we have to split up
the boys,” she said. “I go
one direction with one and
Brad goes another direction
with the other son.”
Both Mike and Danny
are handling the situation
Mike Coronado
Danny Coronado
surprisingly well, Tammy
said. “They both have an
extreme mind set to get
through this.” She continued, “Doctors have said
they are young, strong and
healthy and the chances are
good for them to beat the
cancers.”
The brothers both have
plans for the future. After
graduation Danny will
attend either Oakland
University of Ferris State
next year, where he hopes
to begin his studies towards
a law degree. Mike hopes
to continue college with
on-line classes.
“Danny has had a
harder time dealing with
having cancer,” she said.
“He is a quiet, private
person and doesn’t like
everyone to know about it.
He is dealing with it better
now though,” she added.
Tammy said Mike is
having a harder time with
the reaction to treatment.
Some of his medication
had to be stopped because
it was damaging his heart.
“He has had more problems
with the chemo and has lost
weight,” she added. “He is
tired most of the time.”.
Danny is still attending school although with
treatments and other appointments it makes for
a busy schedule. “I am
extremely proud of him,”
Tammy said. “Since school
started he has only missed
about eight days and most
of those were for appointments.”
The family has had a
lot of support from friends
and the close knit Farwell
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Bauer, came up with an
idea to help out. Together
with about 10 to 12 other
classmates, friends and
teammates ranging in age
from 16 to 18, the group
put together a special
benefit for Mike and Danny
at the Moose Lodge last
Saturday. Both of the Coronado brothers attended the
benefit, which raised about
$10,000 to help out with
the costs of their treatment.
Proceeds from a basketball
game and a benefit dance at
Farwell High School added
another $2.000 to the funds
raised for the family.
And, it’s not over yet.
Another fundraiser at Red’s
Oakridge station will offer
low, low prices for gasoline
and a “full-service” crew
of students to service each
vehicle while accepting donations. “They will pump
gas for tips,” Tammy said.
She also said SAL, the
Sons of American Legion,
will sponsor a bowling
tournament at Gateway
Lanes with all proceeds
from the event going to the
family.
“The benefit last Saturday was amazing,” Tammy
said. It was standing room
only. I can’t express my
appreciation enough to the
students who are helping
the boys through these
fundraisers.”
She continued, “And the
school system at Farwell
has been beyond amazing
with support from staff
members who watch over
Danny, and go out of their
way to help whenever we
need it. This amazing Farwell community has also
stepped up for us. Over 100
businesses and community
members have donated to
help our family.”
Tammy, Brad, Mike
and Danny have lived in
Farwell for seven years,
moving here from the
Beaverton area. Tammy
is originally from West
Branch. The couple also
have an older son Steven,
who lives in Glennie, MI.
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Employees surveyed on broadband
Bond
issue on
horizon
By Rosemary Horvath
Correspondent
Osceola County business and industry will add
input with counterparts
in 12 other counties to
highlight the importance
of high-speed broadband
access and infrastructure in
West Michigan.
The Right Place, the
Martin Meier, Marion
Grand Rapids-based
Superintendant
economic development
other sports will remain in agency for West Michigan,
the Highland Conference.” is facilitating the online
Bridge Conference has
survey to assess needs of
been evolving and expand- the business community,
ing. Russell said every year including technological
more schools go to 8-man
teams for the same reasons
Marion did. School enrollment has been decreasing
along with the population
of the age group. Also, not
as many students go out for
football.
“Bridge continues to
grow and change,” he said.
The boundaries are getting
FOOTBALL
close to Marion as more
SCHEDULE
public and charter schools
Athletic Director John
join.
Russell, also Marion High
Bridge has been 2-tier
School principal, has nearand is looking to add a tier.
ly lined up opponents for
the next football schedule. In other words, added to
schools in the Upper Pen“We are set to go
8-man,” he said. “We have insula and Lower Peninsula
regions would be a mixed
eight of our nine dates
region “just for football,”
filled at the varsity level
and we’re working on a ju- Russell said.
Jason Shannon
Basketball, track,
nior varsity schedule which
baseball, softball and volis a little harder.”
Troopers from the
Schools are Peck, Man- leyball would remain with
Michigan State Police Mt.
istee Catholic, Deckerville, the Highland Conference
Pleasant Post conducted
even if or when football
Big Rapids Crossroads,
a joint investigation with
Lawrence and Covert. Rus- changes.
Meanwhile, Russell said the Michigan State Police
sell said Manistee will be
Sixth District Internet
there are games scheduled
played a second time and
Crimes Against Children
have a bye week then finish this week to make up for
Unit, the United States
games that were cancelled
the season with Kingston.
Department of Homeland
because of weather.
Marion is looking into
Except for lousy weath- Security, Wichita Kanjoining the Bridge Confersas Police and the Clare
ence starting with the 2016 er, he’s excited about the
County Sheriff Departpositive changes. “Marion
season.
ment which lead to the
has a great future. Kids
“Then we’d have a full
arrest of a Clare County
are working hard and I’m
schedule for JV and Varcouple on multiple sex
sity,” Russell said. “All the happy to be here.”
crime charges.
In January 2015, investigators learned Jason
Shannon; a 41 year old
Clare County man had
been trading Child Sexually Explicit Materials with
another male in the state
of Kansas. Agents from
Weekly Report February property damage accident
the Department of Home15, 2015 to February 21,
2/19/2015 An ofland Security and Inves2015
ficer was dispatched to a
tigators from the Wichita
2/16/2015 An officer
trespassing complaint –the
Police Department conconducting a follow up
subject had left prior to the
ducted an investigation
discovered an unserved war- officer’s arrival
in the state of Kansas
rant – subject was arrested
2/21/2015 An officer
and taken to jail
was dispatched to Wesco for which led to the development of the suspect, Jason
2/16/2015 An officer
a Harassment complaint –
Shannon, a registered sex
received a criminal sexual
the aggressor had left prior
offender in the state of
conduct complaint – the
to the officer’s arrival
Michigan. Investigators
matter is still under investi2/21/2015 An officer
executed a search wargation
was dispatched to a neighrant on Jason Shannon’s
2/18/2015 An officer
bor dispute over property
Sheridan Township home
received a criminal sexual
exchange – subjects were
and seized computers and
conduct complaint – the
advised to resolve the matequipment used in the
matter is still under investi- ter in small claims court
downloading and distrigation
2/21/2015 An officer
bution of the sexually
2/18/2015 An officer
was dispatched to a noise
abusive material.
responded to a breaking and complaint – a warning was
In a subsequent invesentering complaint – the
given
tigation, investigators
matter is still under investi2/22/2015 An officer
discovered Jason Shannon
gation
was dispatched to assist on
and his female compan2/19/2015 An officer was an investigation of a stolen
ion; Crystal Little, a 32
dispatched to a two vehicle
vehicle complaint
Continued from Page 1
Meier and the 10 other
members of the District
Superintendents Committee from meeting, so
Meier is unaware of how
schools would benefit from
Proposal 1.
On the surface, he is not
opposed to personally paying more taxes.
Proposal 1 would
increase the state sales tax
from 6 percent o 7 percent.
“I don’t mind paying an
extra penny on the dollar to
fix roads. Taxes pay for a
lot of community resources
such as fire, police and other things that are important.
Our roads need fixing.”
Meier’s focus is concentrated the Marion bond
issue.
infrastructure.
The 20-question survey
can be accessed from the
county’s website.
For more information,
contact Dan Massy, community coordinator.
Other counties participating with the survey are
Lake, Mecosta, Newaygo,
Oceana, Ottawa, Montcalm, Muskegon, Allegan,
Barry, Ionia and Kent.
Osceola County will begin accepting inmates from
Wexford County July 1.
County commissioners
approved a new 12-month
jail agreement to help
Two arrested
for sex crimes
Evart Police
Crime Log
Crystal Little
year old Sheridan Township woman, may have
been sexually assaulting
a child as well, to which
they subsequently confessed to investigators.
On February 24, 2015,
the 80th District Court
issued a 27 count felony
warrant for Jason Shannon
on charges of Criminal
Sexual Conduct, Child
Sexually Abusive Activities, Using a Computer in
the Commission of a
Felony, Providing Sexually Explicit Material to
a Minor, Sex Offender
Registration Violation,
Habitual Offender, and
Weapons charges based
on charges authorized by
Clare County Prosecuting
Attorney, Michelle Ambrozaitis. The court also
issued a three count felony
warrant for Crystal Little
on charges of Criminal
Sexual Conduct, Providing
Sexually Explicit Material
to a Minor, and Aiding and
Abetting charges based
on charges authorized by
Michelle Ambrozaitis.
Jason Shannon and
Crystal Little were arrested without incident and
lodged in the Clare County
Jail on February 24, 2015.
They were arraigned in
the 80th District Court on
February 25, 2015. Jason
Shannon’s bond was set
at $1,000,000.00. Crystal
Little’s bond was set at
$100,000. The couple remains lodged in the Clare
County Jail.
Osceola County Sheriff’s Crime Log
On 02-11-2015 a deputy
was dispatched to a Sylvan
Township juvenile detention home on the report
of an assault and battery
complaint. Through investigation it was discovered
that 2 clients had assaulted
each other over a minor
disagreement. The deputy
completed his investigation
and forwarded this report to
probate court for charges.
On 02-12-2015 deputies
were dispatched to a Sylvan
Township home on the report of a possible domestic
assault complaint where
both parties were separated.
Upon arrival the scene was
secured, and through investigation it was discovered
that a possible assault did
occur between 2 subjects
involved in a domestic
relationship. Since both
parties were separated, the
deputies cleared the scene
and forwarded their report
to the prosecutor’s office
for charges.
On 02-12-2015 a deputy
received credible information on an Evart City
subject, who had a valid
Osceola County warrant
issued for their arrest.
The deputy arrived at said
location, took the wanted
subject into custody and
transported them to the
Osceola County Jail without incident.
On 02-13-2015 deputies investigated 2 vehicle
crashes which occurred
within Richmond and
Hersey Townships.
On 02-13-2015 deputies
conducted a court-ordered
mental transport to a Kent
County mental hospital.
The transport was completed without incident, and
the deputies returned to the
county upon completion.
On 02-14-2015 deputies investigated 5 vehicle
crashes, which occurred
within Richmond, Leroy,
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On 02-14-2015 a
deputy was dispatched to a
Sherman Township home
on the report of a check
well-being complaint, as
the complainant had not
seen or spoke to his elderly
neighbor in 3 days. Upon
arrival the scene was assessed, and soft entry was
made into the home. While
searching the residence, the
elderly subject was found
in a corner, as he became
injured, fell and was not
able to move or call for
help. The subject was then
transported to the hospital
via Osceola County E.M.S.
for treatment.
The Osceola County
Sheriff’s Office would like
to remind citizens to report
any and all suspicious
activity that is observed
within their neighborhoods,
and to contact the sheriff’s
office if you have any information pertaining to the
above complaints.
Wexford alleviate jail overcrowding. Ten beds will
be reserved for Wexford
inmates at a cost of $30
per bed per day regardless
of whether the beds are
occupied or not.
Osceola will be on-call
fore more beds if needed
at a rate of $28 for 11 to 20
beds and $26 for beds 21
to 30.
Commissioners also
agreed to the Commission
on Aging recommendation to continue the Meals
on Wheels program at
the Marion Eagles. Times
are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on
Mondays, Tuesdays and
Thursdays.
The program will pay
the post $150 monthly. If
additional times are needed
for congregate senior dining and senior education
programs and activities,
prior approval will be
required.
With their input, Chairman Larry Emig has
assigned additional duties
to commissioners. Here’s
a list:
Emig: Area Agency on
Aging, County Planning
Commission, Human Services Coordinating Body,
Michigan Northern Counties Association, Michigan
Works!, Mecosta/Osceola
Youth Attention Center,
Osceola County Department of Human Services
Board, Mid State Health
Network, alternate MSUE
Advisory Board, chair of
county Personnel and Administration Committee.
Jill Halladay: MSUE
District 6 Advisory
Board, member of the
BOC Finance Committee,
member of the Personnel
and Administration Committee.
Mark Gregory: County
Parks Commission and
chairman of the standing
committee for Building,
Technology, Economic
Development, Public
Safety, Health and Human
Services.
Jack Nehmer: Central
Michigan Public Health,
county Land Bank Authority, member of the
standing committee and
an alternate of Emig’s
committee.
Alan Tiedt: County
Planning Commission,
Mid Michigan Community Action Agency, Parks
Commission and chair of
the BOC Finance Committee.
Roger Elkins: Central
Michigan Public Health,
Community Mental
Health of Central Michigan, County Parks Commission, vice-chairman of
the standing committee,
alternate of finance, and
vice-chair of personnel
and administration.
Pam Wayne: Community Corrections, alternate
for Michigan Northern,
alternate for standing
committee and vice chair
of finance.
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A look back
at Marion Snowfest
Right: Several sleds were
lined up on vintage row in
hopes of winning a trophy.
Photo by Jennifer Bomorra
Left: What looks like junk
to some delights others
when they find that special
needed treasure for a vintage sled restoration.
Blains display of vintage Polaris won a very special award,
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Lefty: Ryan Blain, #52 from lake, MI and #18 James Bazuin of McBain battle it out in the 1980 and older 340 trail
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Vintage Pro and 1980 &
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were; Eric Williams of
Marion, James Bazuin of
McBain, Jordan Oudman
and Mike VanPolen of
Marion, and James Gibel
of Lake City, Mich.
Thanks to hard working volunteers, contributing sponsors, and the best
racer and winter sports fans
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October.
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Viewpoints
Postcard from
the Pines
Mike’s Musings
Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor
By Julie Traynor
-33, when it’s suppose to
be 33, what’s the deal?
So I went down south
for some time in the warm
air and sun. I thought I
could relax and get a little
rest. Was I wrong. The
warm air was at best 50
degrees. The sun- well let’s
say it rained more than
there were sunny days, and
relaxation was in bitter
short supply as I watched
the news each tell of how
terrible the weather was up
north.
Upon returning to the
frozen north I learned
there was good reason for
my consternation. Just
like Harrison Schools and
Hayes Township, I was
the victim of frozen water
lines.
Before I could deal
with the water, however, I
had to figure a way to get
in to my driveway. The
good ole boys at the Clare
County Road Commission
had plowed me in again.
I thought the object of the
road commission was to
plow people out, not in.
But what do I know- I just
love to see my tax monies
make my life more difficult.
We published a story a
few weeks ago about the
Road Commission having to go in lockdown
mode, because an angry
citizen had threatened to
shoot them because they
wouldn’t stop burying his
driveway entrance with
snow. He was arrested, as
he should have been, but it
did prompt several phone
calls to this newspaper.
The callers, to a one, were
angry for the same reason,
not understanding why our
snowplow drivers can’t be
more considerate.
I wish old man winter
was more considerate. This
new weather jargon, first
El Nino and now the Polar
Vortex, has twisted my
brain. I keep reading about
global warming, yet Central Michigan has endured
the two coldest winters on
record this year and last.
This is the end of February. Sources tell me the average temperature this time
of year for us is 33 degrees.
That’s right- one degree
above freezing. Somehow
old man winter has incurred a case of dementia.
He got the 33 right, but he
messed up on the positive.
Instead we’re seeing minus
temperatures.
I can’t remember multiple days of temperatures
-25 and below. That’s
actual temperatures, by the
way, not including wind
chill. Heck a few days were
-40 if you want to toss in
wind chill. I rejoiced when
I got in the car this morning and it registered -4. In
the context of the last few
weeks, that means we are
going to experience a relative heat wave today.
But back to the past
weekend, when temperatures were -10 to -20, and
I had to get my water
flowing. I decided the best
plan of action was to rent
a torpedo heater (thanks
Rodney at Resource
Rental) and blow hot air
on my water lines for
58 Candles on the
Flemming’s Clothing cake
several hours. So there I
was underneath my house,
tugging a propane tank and
the awkward torpedo heater, in an effort to unfreeze
my water lines. After a
few hours it worked and
water chugged through my
kitchen sink.
I was lucky. No broken
pipes. No need to call a
plumber. I just had to endure a day without water. I
give a lot of people in this
part of the country, credit.
Winter is no picnic. Many
of us have to deal with cars
that won’t start, locks that
are frozen shut and heating
bills that are astronomical.
But we’re still here.
I was watching a news
reporter on a TV station
where I was vacationing
down south. She gushed
for a couple of minutes
(they must have had to
kill time) about how she
wished she was stationed
up north because she had
never experienced a real
snow fall.
All I could think, was
lady, I’ll trade places with
you any day of the week.
Quite frankly, I’m tired of
the snow and this frigid
cold is about to turn me
in to an Eskimo. C’mon
Spring, you’re only 21
days away.
Reflections
By Roger Campbell Ministries
The high cost of
getting even
“I’ll get even with you!”
We’ve all heard these
five wounding words and
some of us have spoken
them, not really being
aware of their destructive
power or the negative influence they can have on both
the speaker and hearer.
This seething desire for
retribution can sentence
one to the prison of anger;
the cell of recurring rage;
where revenge is the jailor
and release from selfishness is the only key to
freedom.
The desire to get even
creates playground bullies,
workplace tyrants and miserable marriages. Those
who stay angry because
they feel life hasn’t been
fair can expect their misery
to continue until they’ve
shed the “get even” com-
plex. But how can those
enslaved by selfishness
break free from the desire
to get their due from all
who they’re convinced owe
them?
Freedom begins with
forgiveness.
In his book “Total
Forgiveness,” R.T. Kendall
posts this freeing statement
on the title page: “When
everything in you wants
to hold a grudge, point a
finger and remember pain,
God wants you to lay it all
aside.” He then adds that
God can enable us to forgive no matter how deeply
we’ve been wounded by
another person.
Our Lord’s first words
from the cross, “Father,
forgive them,” should challenge all who feel they’ve
been cheated in life and
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must get even.
Entering the office supply store of a man of faith,
I asked how he was doing.
“Better than I deserve,”
he replied.
And he could have spoken for us all. Not one of
us is worthy of God‘s love
or His many blessings; yet
He loves us and gives far
more than we deserve.
A man once came to the
noted devotional lecturer,
F.B. Meyer, saying he had
lost the joy of living. He
then explained that his
misery had begun when
his brother had treated
him unfairly at the death
of their father, causing a
breach between them over
their inheritance. At that
time, he had vowed never
to forgive his brother.
Now, however, the
brother was going through
many trials. His wife and
child had died and he was
seriously ill. This joyless
man wanted to go to his
brother and make peace
with him but had declared
he would never do so.
“It is better to break a
bad vow than to keep it,”
said Meyer, urging the
troubled man to go to his
brother and be reconciled
to him while he had time.
“He went and the smile
of God went with him,”
wrote Meyer, describing the positive results of
breaking down barriers
between the man and his
brother.
Who awaits your forgiveness?
What barriers now exist
between you and another
person that ought to be
broken down?
To whom should you
go offering reconciliation
instead of seeking revenge?
Go!
And you will not go
alone.
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columnist who was a pastor for 22 years. We can
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As long as I can remember, Flemming’s Clothing
has been right there; a
stable thing on our shrinking Main Street. In fact,
the store has been there,
looking much the same,
since the year I was born.
And in a place where we
appreciate longevity and
can be slow to change, the
same folks doing business in the same location
for 58 years is a comforting thing. We all know
Frank and Janet Flemming
and their family. We’ve
watched their children and
grandchildren grow.
If you are old enough,
you remember Frank’s
sister Rosemary Parkhurst,
who started the business.
It may have said Flemming’s on the front, but it
was known as Rosemary’s.
When Frank bought the
store it became Flemming’s. That was the biggest change in the transition of owners. Shoppers
at the store still found the
same quality goods and
friendly service.
The first shoes I had
came from Flemming’s.
That would be of the softsole, baby shoe variety.
The first ones I recall going there to purchase were
little red leather shoes with
a geometric pierced design
on the tops; Mary Jane’s
for the summer. They
fastened on the side with
a strap and buckle (which
snagged upholstered
furniture and punctured the
vinyl seat of my chair at
the dinner table). I thought
them the most wonderful shoes and gave them
a summer of hard wear. I
was probably four years
old.
I have to admit that I am
particularly fond of shoes
and always have been.
Flemming’s was the source
for those black and white
saddle shoes, a hot item in
grade school. And those
red rubber boots we wore
over them in the winter.
Most of the grade school
boys wore black rubber
boots with those metal
buckles which clamped
shut with a push of the
hand. I remember being
quite awed by the swiftness with which the boys
fastened their boots. The
rubbery heels of saddle
shoes and the red rubber
boots were often at odds
with each other and made
putting them on quite frustrating. I know I’m not the
only one who remembers
the ordeal boots could be.
When I was a teen in
the mid 1960’s and ‘high
heels’ were considered a
right of passage, the first
ones I had came from
Flemming’s. I had white
patent leather heels for
Easter. They had pointed
toes and two inch ‘spiked’
heels. I thought I had the
world by the tail.
Another of my favorites, when I was in high
school, was a pair of Hush
Puppy winter boots which
came almost to my knees.
They were soft, warm and
made of that wonderful
suede pig skin for which
that brand was famous. I
wore them for a number
of winters. I’ve thought of
those boots several times
this cold winter. I’ve had a
lot of shoes and boots from
Flemming’s over the years.
I fondly remember quite
a few and wish I still had
some of them.
The ladies in my family
were Flemming’s shoppers. They bought everything from Sunday best
to everyday clothes there.
Grandma loved hats and
dad wore Red Wing work
boots. Flemming’s outfitted us all.
A lot of Marion kids
were outfitted for school
at Flemming’s. They got
everything in one visit,
shoes, socks and underwear, dresses, jeans, shirts
and winter coats. My
cousin Sandy and I received what we called our
‘Sister Dresses’ purchased
at Flemming’s for us by
our Aunt Lola. They were
a gift at the start of school.
These were brown and
blue plaid cotton dresses
and we loved them. We
thought it the most wonderful thing that we had
dresses just alike. It didn’t
matter to us that half the
girls in town also had this
popular style. There may
have been other dresses,
but these we still remember. It was not long after
this that we no longer got
things alike. Sandy, the
older, thought plaid cotton
dresses were for little girls,
and as she pointed out, she
was not.
My first job was working for my Aunt Lola and
Uncle Bernie at the IGA.
It was a natural thing, as
I was there a lot anyway.
That was the early 1960’s
and I made somewhere in
the neighborhood of 25
cents an hour. A kid had to
work quite a few hours in a
week to make a few bucks.
The cash went for school
activities and supplies
and of course, clothes. I
couldn’t have been more
than 14 years old when
Frank Flemming extended
a charge account to me,
the first credit I ever had.
Come Saturday and pay
day, I would more than
likely head next door to
Flemming’s and purchase
the shoes, jeans or perhaps
purse (I’ve always had a
weakness there too) which
caught my eye, put some
money down, charge the
rest and happily be on
my way. I paid the items
off, with fifty cent pieces
or dollars, week by week
from my pay. Once things
were paid up, I’d do it all
over again.
As I think about it,
there are a lot of memories attached to Flemming’s Clothing, beyond
the clothing. Their large
display window was,
for many years, home to
Marion’s one and only
mannequin. She was a fine
and shapely figure of a
woman, with smooth fair
skin, an almost smile on
her ruby lips and shoulderlength, reddish hair, frozen
in a late 1940’s style,
much like my mother
wore in those days. She
always wore new clothes,
and never the same thing
twice. She peered out upon
Main Street for a good 30
years before Janet deemed
her ready for retirement
before she went to the old
mannequin’s home.
Old Fashioned Days is
not complete without a visit to Flemming’s window
to see the display of items
related to the year’s theme
and Marion’s past. It is reassuring to know that some
things do not change.
A big thanks for the
memories to Frank and
Janet.
Cooking & Recipes
Carol Cope
What’s Cooking?
Like I stated in last
weeks column and it being
so cold SOUPS ON!!
HEALTHY
VEGETABLE SOUP
from the kitchen of
Faye Dague
1 can French-style green
beans
4 cups tomatoes or juice
1 tsp. seasoned salt
Brown hamburger &
onion. Cook macaroni
& drain. In cooking pan
combine all ingredients.
Bring to boil & serve.
This is also very good
with corn bread or biscuits.
Comes from the kitchen
of Virginia Moomey
choice
Combine all ingredients
and mix. Serve now or
keep in refrigerator.
**Note** I fixed the
fruit salad on Sunday and it
was consumed very fast!!
Yummy good!!!!
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can bean sprouts
can mushrooms, sliced
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Community Events
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Gopherwood Concerts
scheduled for March 14
MARION/FLORIDA
SNOWBIRD PICNIC
It is that time of year
when all the snowbirds from
the Marion area are enjoying the Florida sunshine!
The annual Marion/Florida
Snowbird picnic will be held
, Wednesday March 4 at
noon at Country Aire Village in Zephyrhills, Florida.
We invite all those with any
connection to Marion and
the surrounding area to
join us for a day of visiting
and reminiscing. The doors
open at 10:00 am for the
early arrivals with a potluck
at noon. Marionites travel
from all over the state of
Florida to enjoy this special
day. So come join us and
bring your favorite dishes
to pass and your own table
service. Coffee and ice tea
will be furnished. Drawings will be held and tickets sold for more drawings.
This year will be the election of new Chairman and
Secretary/Treasurer.
Country Aire Village is
located at the corner of
23rd Street and CR54 East
in Zephyrhills. Entrance is
on 23rd Street, third gate
south of 54.
CRAFT SHOW
Easter and much more!
Saturday, March 21, 2015
from 10am – 3pm at the
Green Charter Township
Hall, Northland Drive, Paris, MI (Four miles North of
Big Rapids).
WANTED: ORIGINAL
DESIGNS
We need original designs for Marion Old Fashion Day Button. Dates:
July 31st – August 1, 2015
Theme: Made in Marion.
Size: Must fit in 2 1/4” circle. Deadline: April 1, 2015.
Leave your design at Flemmings Clothing or mail to:
Marion Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 279. Prize:
$50.00. Sponsored by the
Marion Chamber of Commerce.
Stone Circle
Poet to Premier
new book
By Julie Traynor
Correspondent
On March 14 at 8:00
pm at the Elks Lodge
in downtown Cadillac,
Gopherwood Concerts will
be holding its third annual
Made in Michigan FUNdraiser and concert, featuring many of your favorite
local musicians and artists,
which was declared after
the event in recent years
by one attendee as “the
best Gopherwood ever!”
This year a portion of the
proceeds will go to Seth
Bernard and May Erlewine to help defray medical
costs for the baby daughter
Iris. They are a special part
of the Gopherwood family
and have been generous
with the musical talents far
and wide in the past.
So far, the lineup will
feature Frank Youngman, Samuel Seth Bernard, Drew Nelson, Mary
Sue Wilkinson, Roger
Brown, Barry Lempe, Zak
Bunce,David Bunce, Tiyi
Schippers, and more!!!!in a
round-robin format.
There will also be a
bountiful silent auction at
the event, which will be
heavily weighted with local
products, arts, crafts and
one of a kind items. Our
featured items will include
a 1968 Kamaka Soprano
Ukulele, woodworking by
local artist Chip Gadek,
a house concert by Blake
Elliott, autographed music,
tickets to the 2015 Hoxeyville Music Festival,
posters by past Gopherwood acts and many more
items too numerous to
mention.
Everyone is welcome
to Gopherwood Concerts’
shows. Advance tickets
are $12 for adults, $6 for
students, and free for kids
younger than 12 with an
adult. Tickets at the door
cost $15 for adults, $7
for students. Pick up your
ticket at the After 26 Depot
or Toy Town in downtown
Cadillac or order by calling
(231) 846-8383.
Gopherwood Concerts
is a small nonprofit group
located in Cadillac, Mich.,
whose goal is to bring
quality musical entertainment to everyone in the
area. For more information about this show,
call (231) 846-8383 or visit
the Gopherwood Website
at gopherwoodconcerts.
org. Gopherwood Concerts is affiliated with and
funded by the Cadillac Arts
Council.
Marion’s own native
son and oral tradition poet,
Terry Wooten, founder of
the Stone Circle near his
home in Elk Rapids, will
visit the Marion Public
Library on April 30, 2015,
to debut his latest book and
the first anthology of his
work.
The Stone Circle Poems:
the Collected Poems of
Terry Wooten is 272 pages
and contains the 537 poems
he has written and recited
at the Stone Circle during
his thirty-plus year career.
All of Terry’s original
works are first recited in
the oral tradition, a most
admirable feat. Terry will
recite some of these poems
Terry Wooten
and autograph copies of his
new book during the ninety
minute event. The cost of
the anthology is $20.
Terry Wooten’s visit is
part of a Community Event
series being developed by
the Board of the Marion
Public Library, also known
as the M. Alice Chapin
Memorial Library. Look
for more details on this
and other upcoming events
soon.
Wooten photo by Alan Newton.
Chapel Hill
Pastor Steve Boven
Adopt-A-Pets
Terrian
Treasure
TERRIAN is now up
to the correct weight and
ready for a loving new
home! This apx 4-5 month
old pup was a little timid
upon arrival but now is
happy and barks excitedly
when someone visits her!
She is boxer heeler mix and
you can even see the hint
of a slant (like a boxer) to
her nose! She and her sister
have had a DHLPP/Parvo
shot upon arrival and have
also been wormed.
TREASURE (Terrian’s sister) who is such
a character here! She is
4-5 months old and we
think she’d do best with
older children. BOTH
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She too is back up to her
correct weight and all she
needs is your love!
For more information
call us at (231) 832-5790.
THE TOWNSHIP OF MIDDLE BRANCH TOWNSHIP BOARD OF REVIEW WILL MEET TUESDAY
MARCH 10TH, 3PM-9PM AND WEDNESDAY
MARCH 11TH, 9AM-3PM FOR THE TAXPAYERS
TO REVIEW THE ASSESSMENT ROLL. EQUALIZATION RATIOS AND ESTIMATED MULTIPLIERS. THE TENTATIVE RECOMMENDED EQUALIZATION RATIOS AND MULTIPLYING FIGURES
SHALL NOT PREJUDICE THE EQUALIZATION
PROCEDURES OF THE COUNTY BOARD OF
COMMISSIONERS AND STATE TAX COMMISSION.
Middle Branch Township
Class
Ratio
Agricultural
47.01 Ratio
Commercial
51.09 Ratio
Industrial
72.69 Ratio
Residential
47.45 Ratio
TimberCutover N/C Ratio
Developmental N/C Ratio
Personal Property 50.00 Ratio
Factor
1.06360 Factor
0.97867 Factor
0.68785 Factor
1.05374 Factor
N/A Factor
N/A Factor
1.00000 Factor
PAT BABCOCK, SUPERVISOR
Highland Township, Osceola County
Marion Township, Osceola County
2015 March Board of Review
will meet at the Highland Township Hall 21009 110th Ave.
2015 March Board of Review
will meet at 204 E. Main St., Marion, MI.
Mon March 9th 2015 9:00 am till 3:00 pm.
Wednesday March 11th 2015 3:00 pm till .9:00 pm
Mon March 9th 2015 from 3:00 pm till 9:00 pm.
Tuesday March 10h 2015 12:00 pm till 6:00pm.
Ratio’s and Factors for all classes
Ratio’s and Factors for all classes
Agriculture
Commercial
Industrial
Residential
Personal Property
Ratio
Factor
49.90
50.06
52.86
50.80
50.00
1.0000
.99880
.94589
.98425
1.0000
Agriculture
Commercial
Industrial
Residential
Personal Property
Ratio
Factor
49.56
52.98
51.41
50.42
50.00
1.0000
.94375
.97257
.99167
1.0000
Roy Kissinger Highland Twp. Assessor
Roy Kissinger Highland Twp. Assessor
ATTENTION
Winterfield Township Residents
The Winterfield Township Board of Review will meet at Winterfield Township Hall, 8987 Cook Ave.,
Marion, MI 49665 on these dates:
Organizational: Tuesday March 3rd at 10:00 a.m.
First meeting: Monday March 9th at 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Second meeting: Tuesday March 10th 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
The ratios are:
AGRICULTURAL
COMMERCIAL
INDUSTRIAL
RESIDENTIAL
PERSONAL PROPERTY
RATIO FACTOR
RATIO FACTOR RATIO FACTOR RATIO FACTOR RATIO FACTOR
54.05 0.92507
N/C
N/A
52.30
0.95602 48.82
1.02417 50.00
1.00000
Signed Kathryn M. Decker, Clerk
Rose of
Sharon Church
Pastor Paul Carsten
11435 Haskell Lake Rd.,
Marion
Ph. 231-743-6043
Services: Wed. 7 pm
Sunday 10 am
Everyone Welcome
A Full Gospel Church: Acts 1:8
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clerk
close
coroner
custom
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farms
floor
foes
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inquest
internal
interview
junction
kneel
knife
look
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month
other
permit
pound
power
review
soon
staff
storm
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television
through
today
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winter
year
ACROSS
1. Absent Without Leave
5. Seaweed
10. A Freudian stage
14. Opera star
15. Equipment
16. Soft drink
17. Matchless
19. Two-toed sloth
20. Many millennia
21. Compacted
22. Refereed
23. Futile
25. Cite
27. Big wine holder
28. Scientific agriculture
31. Caps
34. Assumed name
35. Enemy
36. Decorative case
37. Throats (archaic)
38. Falafel bread
39. Indian bread
40. Cars
41. Not earlier
42. Large venomous ray
44. Bird call
45. French for “Sister”
46. Masculine
50. A Musketeer
52. Australian “bear”
54. Born as
55. Marsh plant
56. Likeness
58. Nobleman
59. Take by force
60. By mouth
61. Backside
62. Fruity-smelling
compound
63. Writing implements
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1. French farewell
2. Drunkards
3. Sheeplike
4. Flee
5. Certify
6. Advances (money)
7. Lots
8. Anagram of “Galleries”
9. East southeast
10. Insight
11. Not commercially
motivated
12. Wings
13. Praise
18. Notions
22. Flying saucers
24. 57 in Roman numerals
26. Historical periods
28. A mixture of metals
29. Bit of dust
30. 365 days
31. Knows
32. French for “State”
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37. Mentor
38. Chess piece
40. How old we are
41. Hawaiian veranda
43. Noggin
44. Some who phones
46. Corn
47. Accustom
48. 4-door car
49. Scoundrels
50. District
51. Rip
53. Leave out
56. South southeast
57. Not bottom
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New books at Marion Library
ADULT FICTION
Annie Barrows
Truth According to Us
Anthony Doerr
All the Light We Cannot
See
Neil Gaiman
Trigger Warning
Lisa Gardner
Crash and Burn
Kristen Hannah
Nightingale
Paula Hawkins
Girl on a Train
Miranda James
Arsenic and Old Books
Susanna Kearsley
Desperate Fortune
Jonathan Kellerman
Motive
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Dark Bites
Max Lucado
Miracle at the Higher
faculty and Science Olym- college’s existing Dow Sci- Grounds Cafe
piad coaches will help your ence Center on campus.
Michael Moorcock
team jumpstart the season.
“Remote sensors placed Whispering Swarm (Vol
Become familiar with pro- on animals and plants will
1 – Sanctuary of the White
gram rules, the engineering show how the environment Friars
and physics behind events
affects them,” Studley said, Sandra Newman
and how to create awardseated at a table in the sci- Country of Ice Cream Star
winning projects. Room
ence center lobby.
Jeanette Oke
and board provided. ApStudents and faculty
Where Trust Lies (Vol 2
plication due end of March will observe these habitats – Return to the Canadian
(deadline was extended).
on giant screens affixed on West)
*e-STEM Research
a wall at the science center. Joyce Carol Oates
Week: July 20-24 –High
Live video will stream
Sacrifice
school and middle school
from different locations
J.D. Robb
students will apply CORE
near and abroad, includObsession in Death
standards and their knowl- ing the Forest Hill Nature
Holly Robinson
edge of science and math to Area, an outdoor reeducate Haven Lake
real world issues working
center for mid Michigan in Mary Russell
with college faculty and
northern Gratiot County.
Epitaph: A Novel of the
students. The mini-project
What has been an
O.K. Corral
will be based on a STEM
outdoor atrium will be
Erica Spindler
discipline in laboratories
enclosed and serve as loca- First Wife
on campus and in the field. tion of the science lab.
M .O. Walsh
Room and board provided.
Studley said aim of the
My Sunshine Away
Application due March 16. new Alma College e-STEM Amanda Ward
*Science & Math
initiative will increase
Same Skye
Explorers Week: June 15the number of graduates
19 for students in grades
trained in STEM fields.
LARGE PRINT
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“A component is proJanet Woods
Explore math, science and viding new opportunities
Moon Cutters
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for college students and
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includes activities, workshe said.
Cleo Coyle
shops and speakers. Lunch
Different age groups
Once Upon a Grind
and snacks provided. Apwill collaborate and engage 973.7115
plication due April 10.
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Eric Foner
Register online at www. learning.
Gateway to Freedom: The
alma.edu/e-stem or email
Studley also shepherds
Hidden History of the [email protected]
students and families
derground Railroad
The camps are a part of
through the process of
James Patterson
a broader picture.
choosing a post-secondary
Private Vegas
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was awarded a $5 million
two or four-year college
ADULT NON-FICTION
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155.9 Yvonne Hebert
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Rethinking Forgiveness:
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Mental Tactics to Avoid
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get more students excited
Resentment 155.937
Center that will be a physi- about science through labo- Peggy Hoard
cal structure within the
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Summer E-stem camps inspire
By Rosemary Horvath
Correspondent
Alma College will help
mine scientists of the future
from today’s Michigan
youth at four camps this
summer.
The college is offering
students and their teachers
challenging exercises in areas of science, technology,
engineering and mathematics.
Camps are free and open
to sixth through twelfth
graders.
Camp director Carolyn
Studley said the camps
are designed to get youth
excited about STEM
education and to reach out
to all kids in Michigan but
particularly those who may
be underserved in rural
areas.
Space is limited.
Here’s a breakdown:
*e-STEM Cooperative
Research Experience: June
22-July 24 – A four-week
program for middle and
high school teachers and
students. One teacher
brings one student to team
up with one college faculty
member and one college
student to work on a research project using stateof-the-art equipment in the
college’s new Dow Digital
Science Center. Room and
board provided. Teachers
receive a $1,500 stipend
plus $500 for supplies and
equipment. Application due
March 16.
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Sports
Recap of
Last Week’s
Basketball
Games
Sydney Dick led NMC with 18 points and eight rebounds.
By Ben Murphy
Sports Writer
game throughout, playing
to tied scores of 13-13 after
one and 25-all at the half.
NMC girls dominate
Crossroads pulled to a 41Manton
36 lead entering the fourth
Northern Michigan
quarter and hung on for the
Christian slowly built on its five point win.
lead as the night went on
“I thought the girls
in Manton Tuesday night,
played well for not being
giving the Lady Comet
familiar with them,” Sigabasketball team a 42-29
foose said. “They came in
Highland Conference win. with one loss and someNMC led 6-5 after the
times that can be intimidatfirst quarter and 18-12
ing. We did a lot of things
at the half before pulling
right but we also can be
away to lead 32-19 enterbetter. We’ll see them again
ing the fourth.
in the playoffs and we’re
“It’s tough to play back- getting ready for them.”
to-back games but both of
Dick led NMC with 18
them were spirited efforts
points and eight rebounds,
by the girls,” NMC head
Heuker had 12 points and
coach Casey Sigafoose
four boards, Hoekwater
said. “I was proud of them, had 10 poitns and Kyle
they worked hard tonight
Lanser hauled in seven
and when we had to we
rebounds.
turned it on.”
The Comets (13-6 overSydney Dick led NMC
all, 8-5 Highland) hosts
with 16 points and eight
Lake City tonight (Friday)
rebounds, Malanie Heuker and plays in the class ‘D’
had nine points and eight
Big Rapids Crossroads
boards and Brittany Hoedistricts next week.
kwater had eight points.
On Monday, NMC
McBain boys beat
hosted a non-conference
Frankfort
game with Big Rapids
McBain made quick
Crossroads, falling 53-48.
work of a talented FrankThe Comets were in the fort boys’ basketball team
Tuesday night, easily
handling the Panthers 8162 in non-conference boys’
basketball.
The Ramblers led 18-16
after the first quarter and
was tied 31-all at the half
before using a good third
quarter to lead 54-44 with
the fourth left to play. The
loss is just Frankfort’s
second of the season.
Craig Sterk and Jordan
Vanderhoef led Mcbain
with 20 points apiece, Ty
Sterk had 16 points, Cole
Powell had nine points,
Hunter Kitson had eight
points and Logan Elling
netted six.
On Friday McBain won
a road Highland Conference game in Manton,
61-33.
The Ramblers got off to
a fast start, scoring the contest’s first 10 points and led
10-3 after the first quarter.
The Ramblers jumped to a
27-10 lead by the half and
led 20 points for most of
the second half.
Elling finished with 13
points, Powell had 12, Ty
Sterk netted nine and Craig
Sterk put in eight.
McBain (15-2 overall,
10-1 Highland) hosted
McBain NMC on Thursday and is at Marion on
Tuesday.
NMC boys top Mason
County
Northern Michigan
Christian used home court
advantage to even its season record to 8-8 Tuesday
night, topping visiting Mason County Eastern 65-44.
The Comets carried a
15-8 lead after the first
quarter, led 35-23 at the
half and 51-36 entering the
fourth frame.
Jordan Eisenga scored
15 of his 21 points in the
first quarter, hitting five
three pointers. Kade Ellens
had nine points and seven
rebounds.
On Friday, NMC fell
to host Beal City 74-67 in
Highland Conference play.
The Aggies led 19-15
after the first, 32-29 at the
half and 50-41 entering the
fourth.
Ellens led NMC with 16
points, Jonathan Perry had
14, Jonathan Dracht scored
nine points, Brett Rodenbaugh netted eight and
Jordan Eisinga had eight
points and eight rebounds.
NMC (8-8) was at
McBain on Thursday and
hosts Manton on Tuesday.
Marion boys fall at Pine
River
Marion played a tough
Highland Conference boys’
basketball game at Pine
McBain girls thump
River Friday night, sufferMarion
ing a 78-32 setback to a
The McBain girls’ basteam that is still alive in the
ketball team scored early
league race.
and often and held visiting
The Bucks wasted
Marion’s offense in check
little time taking control,
Monday night, picking up
holding a 21-6 lead after
a 64-24 Highland Conferthe first, 44-14 at the half
ence win.
and led 65-28 entering the
The Ramblers left little
fourth.
doubt from early on, taking
Stats for Marion were
a 20-5 first quarter lead and not available.
led 31-11 by the half. The
The Eagles played at
score would move to be 48- Evart on Thursday, is at
17 with just the fourth left. McBain NMC on SaturSammy VanHouten led
day and hosts McBain on
McBain with 18 points, six Tuesday.
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