The Marion Serving Marion, McBain and Osceola County Volume 126, No. 17 Press Friday, March 27, 2015 75 Cents USPS 329-840 Established 1889 For news you want to read every week • Read us online at www.marion-press.com • Facebook.com/themarionpress • 231-743-2481 Osceola on track for housing rehab grant Michigan State Housing Development Authority for a community development Osceola County hopes block grant. to offer financial assisIf awarded, CDBG tance to help homeowners dollars can assist with rehabilitate housing in the emergency repairs and municipalities of Marion, structural rehabilitation. Evart and Reed City. The program is income Dan Massy, community based, Massy said. and economic development Meanwhile, the county coordinator for the county, is accepting proposals from is compiling data to submit candidates qualified as a grant application to the third party administrators By Rosemary Horvath Correspondent to administer a grant and oversee projects. A similar request was made last year but Massy said none of the applicants passed the vetting process. Lining up a third party administrator has been a problem for the county in years past and the reason why no CDBG grants materialized. “It kept us from participating for a few years. You MAILING LABEL Power outage forces schools to close need a third party administrator and the county wasn’t able to get one for a couple of years,” Massy said. Last year, Massy and the MSHDA staff analyzed housing conditions in six primary areas of the county. The other three were the villages of LeRoy, Tustin and Hersey, which were the lesser populated of the six. Housing conditions, density of housing, proximity to community amenities such as shopping and schools were some of the values weighed in deciding which communities would benefit the most from the CDBG grant. For example, Reed City has approximately 560 houses per square mile compared to the county’s ratio of 23 houses. The aim of rehabbing houses is to avert deterioration of a neighborhood, Massy said, adding one remodeled house may prompt other homeowners to maintain their properties. Another task Massy is working on is setting the agenda for the April 15 county planning commission meeting. Educational material from Mason County on wind energy will not be ready as earlier anticipated, he said. Mason County is the setting for the Consumers Energy Lake Winds Energy Park, a 100-megawatt facility. Because Osceola County doesn’t have countywide zoning, the planning commission can only disseminate information to townships with zoning. Several townships have or either will have wind turbines in the future. At the April 15 meeting They are also hoping to will be Darrell Fenstermbe able to put some of acher, owner and operathe proceeds towards the purchase of a much needed tor of Independent Rural Waste Services in Richservice dog that can alert mond Township. Currently, Chelsee to when Kyser only a transfer station is in is having an undetected operation and the landfill seizure and also be able is idle. to retrieve medicine or to The planning commisplace a call out to 911 for sion this year will study help. So, the family of Kyser the county’s solid waste and recycling options. The is inviting everyone to commission is responsible come out and join them for a solid waste plan. to help raise awareness Contacted by phone, for his condition and take Fenstermacher said the part in this wonderful landfill opened in 2001 and little boy’s life during the the only cell containment benefit. The benefit will be from built in 2005 is now at capacity. He plans to build 1pm to 5pm at the Eagles another cell and is workin Marion, Michigan. ing with the Department The Backyard BBQ will include BBQ themed food of Environmental Quality, for lunch, Adults will be $ he said. Even though the landfill 5.00 at the door, and children 5 years old and under is idle, he has the responsibility of maintaining it will be free. and taking water samples. There will also be an There has been no new Auction, Bake sale, and contamination from the 50/50 Raffle happening double lined cell in 15 throughout the event for years, he said. Kyser IRWS services Osceola, If you would like to donate for this special oc- Lake, Mecosta and Newaygo counties. Independent casion please contact: trash haulers bring solid Jennifer Hatfield at waste to the transfer station (231)-468-9719 that IRWS then transports Tonja Spring at (231)388-3834 or Nikki Vander- to landfills in Muskegon and Montcalm counties, hoef at (231)-388-3835 and others. They will be accepting The business offers donations for food, auction curbside containers, dumpitems and any monetary donations will be extreme- sters, roll-off boxes, demolition and environmental ly helpful. clean-up services. Help sought for Baby Kyser By Rosemary Horvath Correspondent Clocks froze at 7:40 a.m. Wednesday, March 25 just as Marion school buses rolled into the parking lot. Superintendent Mort Meier decided to hold school based on the notice from Consumers Energy that electrical power would be restored by noon. According to reports, icy conditions over night and early morning led to several damaged transformers that overheated or caught fires that knocked out power in areas of Osceola, Wexford and Missaukee counties. Entire areas of Marion and McBain were without power. Schools in McBain closed at 9 a.m. Meier said students at Marion elementary school were fed breakfast. “As long s the buildings have running water, we can do without electricity,” he said. But yesterday’s dark and gloomy weather shielded sunlight in classrooms. Power restoration wasn’t expected until much later in the day, forcing Meier to dismiss school at noon. Power was restored overnight. Schools and Marion businesses opened as usual on Thursday. “Kyser has spent most from the backyard BBQ of his little life at the will go to help Kysers Devos Childrens Hospital family financially in this A benefit for baby in Grand Rapids, Michigan time of need. Chelsee also Kyser has been set for the and was just recently adhas a 3 year old son as 2nd day of May, 2015 at mitted back in there on the well, so this has been a the Eagles Club in Marion, 20th of this month” Said very trying time for all of Michigan. his Grandmother, Jennifer them with traveling and There will be a “BackHatfield. expenses that are being yard BBQ” Benefit held All proceeds raised incurred on a daily basis. for Kyser at the Eagles Club in Marion on the 2nd day of May 2015 to help raise awareness for Kysers condition and to help the family with expenses for this beautiful little boy in need. Kyser Cade Kenyon was born to Chelsee Earl on December 11th, 2014, after his delivery, Kysers mother Chelsee was informed by her doctors that Kyser had developed a cyst on his brain called an Arachnoid Cyst. Arachnoid Cysts are cerebral fluid that’s covered by arachnoidal cells and collagen. They typically develop between the brain and cranial base of the skull on the arachnoid membrane. In Kysers particular case, it has also caused cranial deformation which is an enlargement of the head because of the cyst. Kyser has also develBaby Kyser suffers from a cyst on his brain called an oped many other medical Arachnoid Cyst, among some other health issues. A issues that have followed “Backyard BBQ” benefit has been set for May 2, 2015 at in his infancy including the Eagles Club in Marion. Everyone is welcome to come to the benefit to help raise awareness for his condition. seizure disorder, underacThere will also be an auction, bake sale and 50/50 raffle. tive thyroid problems, hypothermia, and hydronephrosis. Fetal hydronephrosis is a congenital condition as well that causes issues with the urinary tract to back up which results in kidney swelling. By Jennifer Bomorra Correspondent Visit us online: www.marionpress.com Updated Weekly! Get a copy of The Marion Press Weather For the week of March 29-April 4 Sunday: Hi 46o, Lo 33o PM Snow Showers Monday: Hi 48o , Lo 28o Partly Cloudy o o Tuesday: Hi 52 , Lo 31 Mar AM Snow Showers Wednesday: Hi 57o , Lo 40o PM Showers Thursday: Hi 54o , Lo 29o Mostly Sunny Friday: Hi 45o , Lo 26o AM Snow Showers Saturday: Hi 43o , Lo 24o Mostly Cloudy C.W. Rippee’s Weather Recap For the week of March 15-21 o Hi Temp Last Week: Friday 51 Lo Temp Last Week: Thursday 20o Hi Wind Speed: 21 mph on Saturday Total Amount of Rain: .08” NMC students pray during Spiritual Week As part of Spiritual Emphasis Week, middle and high school students, under the direction of our local pastors, embarked on a prayer walk around the school. Students prayed for each other, faculty and staff, international students and for God’s guidance and courage to share his message with those who do not believe, among other things. i- $29 in county $35 out of county for a years’s subscription Call us:231-743-2481 Page 2 - The Marion Press - March 27, 2015 Puzzles on page 6 Osceola County Sheriff’s Crime Log On 03-16-2015 deputies investigated 2 vehicle crashes, which occurred within Middle Branch and Marion Townships. The Osceola County On 03-17-2015 deputies Sheriff’s Office investigated were dispatched to the vilseveral complaints for the lage of Hersey on the report above week. The followof a suspicious male subject, ing is a brief summery for some of that activity which who was covered in blood, and was walking through occurred. On 03-15-2015 a deputy yards. Upon arrival the male subject was located, conducted a traffic stop on identified and it was disa vehicle, within Lincoln Township, for an equipment covered that he had a valid violation. Through investi- Mecosta County warrant gation it was discovered that issued for his arrest. It was further discovered that the said driver was operating male subject was possibly their vehicle while intoxiinvolved in an altercation, cated. The driver was arrested and transported to the but due to his failure to coOsceola County Jail without operate with this investigation, no further information incident. was obtained. The subject On 03-15-2015 depuwas then arrested and turned ties investigated 2 vehicle over to Mecosta County crashes, which occurred deputies without incident. within Osceola and Sylvan On 03-17-2015 a deputy Townships. was dispatched to Lincoln On 03-16-2015 depuTownship on the report ties responded to a Middle of a single vehicle crash. Branch Township home, as Through investigation it was credible information was received that a subject with discovered that an Illinois driver was taking a drink of a valid Mecosta County warrant, was residing within tea, when he drove off the said home. Upon arrival the roadway and had a collision deputies attempted to make with 3 large pine trees. The contact with the occupants, driver was cited for this incihowever were unsuccessful. dent, and the deputy cleared the scene once his assistance The deputies then received consent to enter said home, was no longer needed. On 03-18-2015 a deputy and soon found the wanted conducted a traffic stop on subject attempting to hide a vehicle, within Marion by hanging onto a floor Township, for an equipment joist, between levels of said residence. The subject violation. Through investiwas immediately taken into gation it was discovered that custody and was turned over the driver and lone occuto Mecosta County deputies pant, had a valid Missaukee County warrant issued for without incident. Weekly Sheriff’s Report 3-15-15 to 3-21-15 their arrest. The subject was then arrested and turned over to Missaukee County deputies without incident. On 03-18-2015 a deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle, within Highland Township, for an obstructed plate violation. Through investigation it was discovered that the driver was operating said vehicle with a suspended driver’s license, no insurance and an improper registration plate. The driver was then arrested and transported to the Osceola County Jail without incident. On 03-19-2015 deputies investigated 2 vehicle crashes, which occurred within Richmond and Middle Branch Townships. On 03-19-2015 the sheriff conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle, within Leroy Township, for a speeding infraction. Through investigation it was discovered that the driver was operating said vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. The driver was arrested and transported to the Osceola County Jail without incident. On 03-20-2015 deputies responded to residences within Evart, Osceola and Cedar Townships, and arrested 3 subjects on the strength of valid Osceola County warrants. All subjects were secured and transported to the Osceola County Jail without incident. On 03-21-2015 deputies were dispatched to a Marion Township home on the report of a domestic assault complaint. Upon arrival the scene was secured, and through investigation, it was discovered that an assault did occur between 2 subjects involved in a domestic relationship. 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Entering his third season of experimenting with cover crops, Thornton describes the biggest challenge as, “getting them in early enough to grow to a certain maturity where they’re actually doing something good.” In his first year, he waited until after harvest to plant, but his only viable option at that time of year was cereal rye. A single species cover crop is still beneficial, but he wanted to establish a greater variety of cover crops to fulfill more soil health goals. In his second year of planting cover crops, Thornton planted mixes of species between standing rows of corn and soybeans in mid-July. Using a modified drill, he was able to establish a highly diverse cover crop mix comprised of species that wouldn’t have done well in the cooler temperatures after harvest. “Different cover crops produce different benefits for soil health,” said NRCS VILLAGE OF MARION SYNOPSIS OF3-2-2015 MEETING Pledge of Allegiance Meeting called to order by President Gillmore. All members present MINUTES: Moved to be approved, seconded and passed. VENDORS LIST: Vendors list in amount of $86,498.26 moved to bve approved, seconded, passed. FINANCIAL REPORT: Reviewed. TRUSTEES REPORT: Pritchard gave report on LED Lighting. Moved we purchase LED lighting from Northern Trades as proposed - seconded and passed. APRIL MEETING: Moved to move April meeting to April 13 from April 6 due to lack of Quorum. Seconded and passed. Moved to adjourn. Copies of the minutes are available at the Village Hall during regular oﬃce hours. Marsha Turner, Clerk The Marion Press Marion Press Publishing P.O. Box D • Marion, MI 49665 Phone: 231-743-2481 • Fax: 989-386-2412 State Agronomist Jerry Grigar. “Some species fix nitrogen, scavenge leftover nutrients in the soil, and control weeds while others extend roots and extract water and nutrients from deeper in the soil profile.” Thornton found that planting cover crops early did not hinder his corn and soybean crop. Since the covers were shaded by standing crops, they germinated and diverted energy toward root development without getting too tall or interfering with the harvest. “The winter peas and the cowpeas were only a few inches tall but as I was digging them up, they had nodules on them,” he said. “They obviously produced nitrogen even though the plant wasn’t growing in height.” This year, he’s going to plant his cover crops even earlier – around week 6 through 8 of corn growth. Thornton is also designing a new planter to plant cover crops, sidedress, and spray herbicide all in one pass. “With this machine,” he said, “I’m hoping for less compaction, fuel, and time.” If there’s enough interest, he may operate the machine for hire for others in the area looking for an efficient cover crop planting option. Thornton estimates that in his second year he spent about $60 per acre for seed and establishment of a cover crop. But with his other savings and yield increases, the investment more than pays for itself. He also found that switching to no-till planting has increased his ease of management. Even though it takes his un-tilled soils about a week longer to reach planting temperatures than conventionally tilled, he appreciates being able to get in the field right away. “With the fuel and time savings,” he said, “I don’t have to put the time into working up the fields, so I can be ready to plant as soon as it warms up.” To anybody interested in experimenting with cover crops, Thornton recommends cereal rye as a great cover to begin with because of its hardiness and flexibility in planting time near the end of the growing season. He also says farmers shouldn’t panic if they don’t see it germinate right away – it doesn’t look After witnessing all of like much in the fall, but in these benefits, the Thornthe spring you’ll see a lot of tons are now hooked on soil biomass. health management. 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Phone 231-743-6251 Page 4 - The Marion Press - March 27, 2015 Viewpoints Pat’s Bits & Pieces Pat Maurer, Review Correspondent Mike’s Musings Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor Take a little time to smell the roses Mom isn’t always right when it comes to flu Wouldn’t you know on the last day of winter it hit me- my first cold since winter began in December of 2014. And man this cold has been a doozy. Runny nose, sneezing, sniffling and now a frequent cough make me want to curl up in my king-sized bed and sleep the week away. Instead, however, I decided to get online and find out some more information about colds and flu so that I was better equipped to fight the virus next time it decided to invade my body. I learned what I thought I knew about a cold and flu are actually myths. For instance: My mother always told me to bundle up when going outside and never step out the door without my hair dried. Experts now tell us that being cold or wet has nothing to do with contracting a cold or flu virus. The old wife’s tale, handed down from generations probably got its start because most colds and flu are contracted during winter months when it is cold and wet. Another fallacy is that a cold can turn in to flu or pneumonia. It is true that both a cold and flu are viruses, but the viruses are very different. A cold is caused by one of the hundreds of subsets of the adenovirus or coronavirus. Flu is caused by the respiratory influenza virus. My mother always told me the best way to combat a cold was to drink plenty of orange juice because of the Vitamin C it contains. Experts tell us eating or drinking Vitamin C foods will not prevent or stop a cold. In fact, most studies have shown Vitamin C to have no effect on colds, whatsoever. Another common fallacy is that the effect of a flu shot diminishes if you get it too early in the year. This is not true, a flu shot will last you through the entire winter. One of the reason’s I don’t get a flu shot, is I’ve been told you can catch the flu from the flu shot. In fact, I have many friends that swear that is what happened to them. Experts, however, say that is not possible. It is true the vaccine is made from parts of the flu virus, but those parts are inactive and it is impossible to get sick from an inactive strain Don’t drink milk if you’re sick, at least, so said my mother. In reality milk or dairy products may be irritating to your throat, they do not create more phlegm or cause your cold or flu to worsen. “Starve a fever, feed a cold.” We’ve all heard this often. Experts say this is another fallacy. They suggest you eat normally and in particular, drink lots of fluids. Your body will need all the energy it can get to fight the virus, so keep your calorie intake constant with healthy nutrient-filled foods. So let’s as I’ve tried to beat this cold, I’ve been doing most everything wrong. I’ve been drowning in orange juice, even though I can’t stand the taste. Every year I refuse a flu shot because I believed they were worthless, and actually induced flu. I’ve refused to drink milk, in favor of orange juice, when experts tell me milk is fine. Lastly, I haven’t been eating- although I do sneak a snack here or there, when food would help kill the cold. And I wonder why I’m sitting here, sniffling and sneezing, trying to write this column. Reflections By Roger Campbell Ministries come together to vote to close the church. Angela changed their plans. In view of Angela’s surprising arrival, the lay minister decided to postpone the business meeting and hold Sunday School. Following Sunday School, Angela decided to stay for church, choosing to sit right up front...unlike some of the members who seemed to think the pews farthest from the pulpit were the best seats in the house. For the next two-and-ahalf years, Angela attended both Sunday School and church regularly and when the matter of closing the church came up it was settled with one question: “Where would Angie go?” Then good things began to happen that kept this country church from closing. Angela’s family started attending church services with her and soon others followed. This caused people in the neighborhood to become interested in what was happening in the little church that had been ready to close. New converts and others who had been believers for years but inactive learned to love one another and demonstrate their faith by helping people who were going through tough times. Finally the church building wasn’t large enough to hold the crowds gathering weekly so it was renovated health risks are for everybody else not you, right? Long story short? I caught something then complicated things on March 14 – that long, cold and windy Irish Festival Day when I spent the day “pushing myself” to get everything done – just like I have every year for the last 25 years… Problem is I’m not in my forties anymore, not even close. By Monday I knew I had to do something. Called the doctor, got a prescription for antibiotic and some cough medicine. Stubborn me, I thought that would take care of the problem. But that didn’t work and by Tuesday afternoon, I knew I was in real trouble. I don’t remember much of anything after 4 p.m. Tuesday, until I woke up in the Midland ICU late Thursday afternoon. I completely lost two days and two nights from my life, and found out a bit later that I almost lost all of the time I have left as well. Daughter Lisa took my hands in hers and said through the tears, “I’m just not ready to lose you yet Mom.” She said if I had waited any longer “to do something,” I wouldn’t be here now at all. Friday, I started the long haul back to “healthy” hopefully. From here on out, I have to learn how to breathe correctly, eat correctly and take better care of myself for my own sake as well as for my family. I just don’t want to see that look on my son and daughter’s face again for a long, long time. I want to be here to see all my grandchildren walk down the aisle, if that is their lot in life, or see them earn their degree if that is where life will be taking them. Whatever their choices are, I want to be there to see it happen. I want to spend some quality time enjoying life, instead of always worrying over what I have to do next. I want years and years left to spend with the love of my life. God willing some of this will come true. I know I will remember to be grateful for whatever I am given from here on out – even if it only means taking a little extra time out to “smell the roses.” When I got home, there was another little ceramic angel waiting for me to go with the first one. They are watching over me from a little shelf in the living room. My newest angel is holding a bouquet of roses… Cooking & Recipes How Angela saved her church I was disappointed to learn that a once vibrant church was about to close. Learning about those looming locked doors brought memories of days when that church had been one of the most active in the community. A youth program had flourished and missionary work both at home and abroad had high priority, sending people and money around the world from this caring congregation. Too bad that these good people had lost their vision of reaching out and had started focusing on the faults of their pastor and other leaders. Since it’s always easier to be part of a faction than to get into the action, nearly every congregation contains members who focus on faults rather than on what Jesus called the fields that are ready to harvest. Looking ever inward results in neglecting the needs of a troubled world and this has caused many churches to question their reason for existing. Closing the church then may seem the only sensible thing to do. On the first day that Angela arrived for Sunday School, the few remaining members of the church in her community weren’t expecting her. Actually, though they were meeting at their regular starting time, the members weren’t planning to hold Bible classes. Instead, they had One of the things I brought home from the hospital with me Tuesday was a little ceramic angel, a gift from friends of son Don who have “been through and come out the other side.” I know exactly what that little angel meant to them, and what it means to me now. The length of time we all have on planet Earth is so uncertain. God, in his infinite wisdom, has given me another chance at life and I intend to make the most of it. I have COPD and used oxygen just at night for several years now. Unfortunately I wasn’t maintaining or managing my COPD like I thought – I haven’t been sick, at least not to realize that I was. Haven’t even had bronchitis (once a real problem every year) in about three years. Now realize that this is me talking… everyone around me in the family could see how much my breathing had deteriorated in the past five years or so. I just didn’t want to admit it. It is easy to be complacent – and stubborn. I am a former long-time smoker, from the “Mad Men” 60s era, when everybody lit up morning ‘til night. You just never realize, or admit to yourself what you might be doing to your body in the meantime. After all those Carol Cope What’s Cooking Even though it is SPRING on our calendar and Easter is days away, right now I am looking at some winter weather going on outside. It is Wednesday and we have freezing rain. Oh, well it could be 2 feet of snow, so smile and start thinking of the warm rains that bring spring flowers and sunny warm days. Now to several recipes for your Easter Dinner. and remove rind if any, do not remove fat. Make diagonal cuts , score and enlarged. The larger fat surface of ham to make congregation was then a diamond pattern or use able to support a full time cookie cutter to make a minister and closing was flower pattern. Then place no longer an option. in center of each pattern a Maybe your church whole cloves. Return to needs an Angela. Find oven and continue roasting her and love her family to for about 45 minutes or until faith. internal temperature reaches There are many ways 160 degrees. (Total roastto vote to close a church, ing time is about 3 hours, like not attending regularly, allowing 18 to 20 minutes constantly complaining SPRING ROAST HAM per pound.) ( this will make about the sermons, the about 20 servings) music, the minister and Set out a shallow roasting For a Spring Roast Half being negative about every pan with rack.. Ham suggestion for growth that 10 lb. smoked whole ham Follow the recipe above, others propose. But even Place fat side up on substituting a 5 lb. shank these serious problems can rack. Insert roast meat or butt half smoked ham for be overcome by finding a thermometer in center of whole ham. Allow 22 to 25 few Angelas who respond thickest part of lean, being minutes per pound of ham. to God’s love in childlike sure that bulb does not rest Substitute the following for faith when others are ready on bone or in fat. Pineapple Glaze. to give up and close the Roast uncovered at 300 Mix together; doors. degrees. 1/2 cup brown sugar Ask Angela. When ham has roasted 2 tsp. flour Roger Campbell was about 2 hours, prepare Pine1/2 tsp. dry mustard an author, broadcaster and apple Glaze. Stir in 1 Tbls. vinegar columnist who was a pastor Pineapple Glaze, blend After Ham has roasted for 22 years. together the following: about 1 12/ hours, remove Contact us at rcminis1/2 cup firmly packed from oven, trim, score [email protected] brown sugar and spread with glaze. Press 1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch into glaze Maraschino cherry 1/2 tsp. dry mustard add halves, pineapple chunks and stir in: and whole cloves to form an 1 cup (9 oz. can) crushed attractive design. (this will This newspaper welcomes public pineapple make about 10 servings) comment in our Letters to the Editor Bring to boiling and cook For a salad this will go section. until mixture is transparent very well with the ham Letters should be limited to 350 and slightly thickened, words or less, printed neatly, or typestirring constantly. Keep FIVE-CUP FRUIT SALAD written (double spaced), and must include the authors name and daytime warm. From the kitchen of phone number for verification only. To Glaze Ham Peggy Pekins We reserve the right to refuse Letters Remove ham from oven 1 med. jar Maraschino to the Editor at our discretion. after about 2 to 2 1/2 hours cherries for garnish Write Us 1 cup pineapple tidbits, drained 1 cup flaked coconut 1 cup Mandarin orange slices, drained 1 cup miniature marshmallows 1 cup sour cream 1/2 to 1 cup chopped pecans (optional) Mix all ingredients. Chill several hours or overnight. Garnish with cherries. CHEESE & SOUR CREAM POTATOES by Tina Erbes 1 stick margarine 2 (2 lb.) pkgs. hash brown potatoes 1 (1lb.10oz.) can cream of mushroom soup 1 pt. sour cream 16 oz. grated cheddar cheese Melt margarine in 9 x 13 inch casserole. Mix hash browns, soup and sour cream. Pour over melted margarine. Sprinkle grated cheese over top. Bake 1 1/2 to 2 hours at 350 degrees. This makes some real good foods for Easter or at any time you would like. Remember to invite those less fortunate to your Easter dinner and see how much fun you will have. Until next week, have a great and fun week. God Bless, Carol Jean Tax Time - Topic 508 Miscellaneous Expenses If you have deductible expenses that qualify as miscellaneous itemized deductions, you can deduct certain of those expenses only to the extent that they exceed 2% of your adjusted gross income. There are three types of expenses that are subject to the 2% limit: unreimbursed employee expenses, tax preparation fees and certain other expenses. Certain unreimbursed employee expenses are deductible as miscellaneous itemized deductions on Form 1040, Schedule A (PDF), Itemized Deductions, or Schedule A in Form 1040NR (PDF), U.S. Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return. To be deductible, the expense must be: •Paid or incurred in the tax year, •For carrying on your trade or business of being an employee, and •Ordinary and necessary. You can deduct other expenses subject to the 2% limit that you pay to: 1.Produce or collect taxable income that must be included in your gross income, 2.Manage, conserve, or maintain property held for producing such income, or 3.Determine, contest, pay, or claim a refund of any tax. You can deduct expenses you pay for the purposes in (1) and (2) above only if they are reasonable and closely related to these purposes. For more information, refer to the Form 1040, Schedule A Instructions (PDF), and Publication 529, Miscellaneous Deductions. Richard J. Wilson Certified Public Accountant 105-B E. Main Street, Marion MI 49665 (231) 743-2205 • Income Tax Planning & Preparation • Computerized Bookkeeping & Payroll Services • Accounting Services , Audits , Reviews and Compilations • Small Business Consulting Marion Office Hours: Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Other Hours by Appointment B& Rogers P.C. owman Certified Public Accountants 705 S. Lakeshore Dr. P.O. Box 747 Lake City Michigan 49651 Telephone (231) 839-7248 • Fax (231) 839-5223 Nancy Brown C.P.A. nbowman @bowmanrogers.com Susan Rogers C.P.A. srogers @bowmanrogers.com Over 35Years of Professional Service The Marion Press - March 27, 2015 - Page 5 Postcard from the Pines Community Events By Julie Traynor Upcoming events should be submitted at least 2 weeks in advance. Email to [email protected] Little birds and big trees We all know that the logging industry here is nothing new. It drove Michigan’s first boom time. Like much of the rest of the state, our area was cleared and settled by those who worked in the woods. Our little village of Marion was founded as a mill site. The forests and the timber trade are the reason for many a Michigan town and city. And they are the reason that many of us are here; men who worked in the woods founded many a local family, mine included. I am the fifth generation to know my particular part of the woods and I’d like to think that I know it pretty well. Some of the first things I had to say in the Marion Press in the early 1990’s, had to do with the harvesting of trees in the vast Jack pine forests of Clare county. This was part of the expansion of the DNR’s Kirtland’s Warbler project. It was a hot topic in those days. People sought to blame the bird for what they saw as the rape of the forest. The unaware, rare and endangered little warbler was reviled and unjustly called all manner of names. The whole thing certainly was not the fault of the little bird. It still isn’t and fortunately, people have learned that all in all the harvest of the trees never was a bad thing. I will admit that when it was first done, we were somewhat shell shocked over the removal of hundreds and hundreds of acres of trees. For a time we became strangers in a strange land. And then we took a good look around and found the change of scenery and lessened fire threat to be good. The vistas didn’t last long and before we knew it, the trees grew tall enough to attract the Kirtland’s. The purpose of all this is reaffirmed every summer when we hear the familiar song of the singing males amid the young, green trees. It really is a win-win. In Clare County’s Summerfield Township they are once again harvesting vast tracts of over grown Jack pine, scrub oak and red pine forest. The Jack pine and scrub oak forest has a limited life span and, once again, it has run its course in this area. It has opened up huge tracts of land and changed the landscape again. It is a bonus that the Kirtland’s warbler does just as the DNR planned and will nest in the expanded range. Each year the census numbers of singing male Kirtland’s warblers is up. The removal of so much dead wood in an area heavily used by recreational four-wheelers and dirt bikes, greatly reduces the chance of a catastrophic conflagration. It’s another win-win. The Jack pine is a relatively new comer to the third-rate sandy soils of central northern Michigan. The 1856 survey of this area does not mention Jack pine but refers to it as pitch pine. The forest here consisted mainly of the white pine, red pine, hemlock, white and yellow spruce, cedars and tamaracks, and various hard and soft woods. The pitch pine grew in ‘stands’ and a large area in what would be Winterfield township was referred to as a ‘pine baron’ where only the pines grew in the third rate soils. It is much the same today. The Jack pine is a rather remarkable nondescript tree. It prefers a mild to cool summer and a cold winter with a moderate to heavy snowfall. The Jack is considered a ‘pioneer’ tree, readily moving into burned and exhausted sites. Much of central and northern Michigan was ripe for a Jack pine invasion after vast areas of native trees were lumbered off. Michigan is almost the southern limit of the Jack pine’s range and the central rolling and flat sandy plains of northern Michigan suit its needs quite nicely. A Jack pine has a relatively short life. A tree of fifty years is elderly and mostly dead. It develops clusters of tight cones and can retain them for years. They require a hot summer temperature of over 80 degrees to open. They will also open after a fire. Jack pine seeds are favored by red squirrels (as anyone with a storage shed with said squirrel in residence can attest), some mice and seed loving birds like finches, robins and bronze grackles. Seedlings sprout rapidly and may attain a growth of 8 inches in a single season. Since the first aspect of this harvest project began in Clare County twenty plus years ago more than 3,400 acres of State and DNR held lands in Winterfield and Summerfield townships have been or are scheduled to be harvested of overmature Jack pines, black oak and red pine. This paves the way for a new Jack pine forest and the warblers. The Kirtland’s lays its three to five cream colored speckled eggs in a loose nest on the ground under young Jacks, six to eighteen feet tall, interspersed with small open areas. They require large tracts of such trees in stands of 320 acres or more. Each breeding pair needs 30 acres to call their own. They are a shy and solitary creature. Ultimately this one time hot topic has proven to be a good thing. The goal is to create a strong and viable breeding habitat for this rare and most secretive song bird and it is working. On another timely note, we welcomed the arrival of spring with a perfectly timed standing of the eggs on the 20th. It is said, and proven, that at the time of the official Equinox an egg may be balanced on its end, the fat one. The Gardener is the expert here and, as is his custom, he lined them up. It is akin to getting your ducks all in a row…pun intended. Happy spring from the Pines. Marion Eagles Triathlon To benefit the Marion High School Scholarship Fund April 18th. Checkin 11:00 AM Starts at Noon. Open to the Public!. $15.00 per person CANCER SCREENINGS Recognizing the growing need for the uninsured and underinsured to have access to cancer screenings, a collaborative partnership was formed 10 years ago to address the needs of this growing population. Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital, District Health Department #10 and The American Cancer Society have teamed up once again for the tenth annual free cancer screening day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 17. Screenings include skin cancer, colorectal, prostate, breast exam/mammogram and pelvic exam with Pap smear. 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Chestnut. David Bisbee, member of the board’s new facilities committee announced there will be no bond issue at either the May or August 2015 election. “We will explore other options for renovating the building,” added Christine Cox, district library board president, in a phone interview Tuesday. The library currently leases a section inside the Osceola County annex building but the lease which has been renewed several times expires June 2016. The district library envisions the former office building on South Chestnut as a permanent home once the interior with small offices is opened up and made into a suitable library space. Voters turned down a bond issue to renovate the building August 2014 but approved sustainable funding for operations for 10 years. Bank. Below are steps in the New Library Project: *Solicit proposals from architects/engineers to develop specifications and do inspections for interior demolition at the South Chestnut building. *Request the city of Reed City retain ownership of the Chestnut Street property through June 9, 2016 with the qualification that the District Library Board can initiate the deed return sooner. *Separate the used books currently at the ADULT FICTION Cold Betrayal James Patterson Chestnut building into C.J. Box Public School Superhero those that can be donated Endangered TEEN FICTION Bobbie Pyron to Better World Books. Ian Caldwell Kresley Cole Lucky Strike A portion of the sales MUGSY Fifth Gospel Dead of Winter (Vol 3 – Janet Shaw proceeds will be donated What a cutie! Mugsy Jennifer Chiaverini Arcana Chronicles) Silent Stranger (American between nonprofit literacy is a 7 month old neuMrs. Grant and Madame Jule Kresley Cole Girl) partners and the district tered male. He’s a very Poison Princess (Vol 2 – R.L. Stine library. sweet boy but does prefer J.A. Jance Cold Betrayal Arcana Chronicles) Nightmare on Clown Street *Seek funding from to keep his feet on the James Patterson Arwen Dayton sources for subsequent reground. He gets very NYPD Red 3 Seeker EASY FICTION construction work after the nervous when picked up. Althea Kontis Nathan Clements interior demolition work is If you are interested in ADULT NON-FICTION Dearest (Vol 3 – WoodcutBig Tractor completed. Mugsy, give us a call, 231616.836 Bonner Paddock ter Sisters) Doreen Cronin *Set up new separate 832-5790! 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McBain’s boys’ bas- tremendous support.” and understands the McBain what makes him valuable is “We return eight very who are very good players ketball team had a rough first Koopman also wanted system. He will make a very his ability and willingness to good basketball players who with good skills and ready to quarter and was never quite to point out his assistant good head coach somehelp out everywhere.” all have valuable experibattle next year. Logan Eling able to overcome it, as it fell coaches. time in the future, he’s a The silver lining in all ence from this years team,” our third leading score also to Bonye City 55-48 in its “George Johnson is a real student of the game. of this is that the Ramblers he said. “They now know returns bringing quickness class ‘C’ quarterfinal game at great assistant coach who My other assistant is Roy graduate just two seniors. what it takes to prepare and the deep range threat. I Gaylord on Tuesday. keeps track of stats durDickerson, who should be Though Koopman admitand go to work everyday believe these guys will have “It was typical of a ing practice and provides named Mr. McBain. He is a ted Jordan Vanderhoef and to be champions. Returna great football season based quarter final game,” McBain ing starters are Cole Powell on their experience from this head coach Bruce Koopman with 3 years varsity experitournament run and bring said. “Two very good teams ence and this year’s second that desire back next year to battling it out in a physical, leading scorer. Craig Sterk the basketball court ready to hard fought game in front this year’s leading score and return to the quarterfinals.” of a packed house. Boyne rebouder. Garett Gugle this Photos by Ben Murphy City came out on fire and and took control of the game early forcing us to play catch JAMES R. 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Powell started the fourth quarter with some fireworks, hitting two quick threes to trim the McBain gap to 4336 and after Corey Redman Tamarack Ridge Rd Level buried a three of his own building lot on the 7th fairway of for Boyne, Powell netted an 18 hole golf course in Northern Michigan $29,900 another bucket to close it For Photos Text: P561122 To: 85377 to 46-38 and forced a B-C 1953 Muskegon Family sized 3 McBain’s Logan Eling does a crossover move on a Boyne City defender during Tuesday timeout with 5:56 to go. 229 W LAKE GEORGE AVE bdrm cottage walking distance night’s quarterfinal loss at Gaylord. Logan Eling kept the run to the Muskegon River and going with a three of his own State Land. Plenty of room for to trip it to five at 46-41 but everyone $39,900 Four achieve the Ramblers got a bucket For photos Text: P596815 to: 85377 1195 Coolidge Road Edenville to go up 48-41 and despite SVSU honors Funeral Twp. 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Pine St., McBain o state land $25,500 Mc Bain & Elizabeth Whitwooded lot. $58,900 but battled right to the end For photos Text: P597239 to: 85377 For photos Text T1632540 to 85377 showing their work ethic and ley of Tustin strong character all night.” Powell scored 11 points in the fourth quarter and finished with a team high 13 points, Eling netted 11, Craig Sterk and Ty Sterk netted eight apiece, Vanderhoef had four and Ethan Eisenga and Garett Gugle had two apiece. On Wednesday, March 18 McBain won the regional championship by throttling second-ranked Beaverton, 57-30 at Manton. The Ramblers led 12-5 after the first quarter thanks to Ty Sterk scoring six in the We have joined forces to bring you the best quality health care as frame and took a 19-13 lead entering the third. close to home as possible. McBain would then take a 33-18 lead into the fourth, where it would make 14-ofOur hospital has a new name, but our purpose and our passion 14 free throws to salt away are still all about you. the win. Ty Sterk and Powell finished with 15 points apiece, Together, we’re here for you – now stronger than ever. Gugle netted seven while Craig Sterk, Eling and Vanderhoef netted six apiece. McBain finished the season 22-3 overall and won the Highland Conference with a MUNSON HEALTHCARE Mercy Hospital Cadillac is now 12-2 record. The Ramblers Cadillac Hospital won their first district and first regional titles since 2011. “This was a great season,” 400 Hobart St. | Cadillac, MI | (231) 876-7200 | munsonhealthcare.org/cadillachospital Koopman said. “When you look at the season as a whole there were a lot of great moments. This was a hardworking team that represented By Ben Murphy White Law Office PLC Flemmings Clothing of Marion Burkholder Family Together we’re stronger, so you can be.
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