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im Fitzgerald, former editor of The Lapeer County Press and columnist for the Detroit Free Press passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 in Lapeer. Fitzgerald’s formal obituary is on page 10. Fitzgerald, always the newspaperman, wrote his own obituary sometime ago. Following is an excerpt: “I was persuaded to write this by Jim Sherman, who said I should help write my obit. OK … “ I was born Aug. 5, 1926 to Edmund and Gertrude (Gleason) Fitzgerald in Port Huron, Mich. I had 4 wonderful sisters, even including Terrible Jean. The other 3 are Mary Lou, Nancy and Linda. I graduated from St. Stephen School, from which I moved quickly – by draft – into the Army for World War II. “When the war in Germany ended, I was there, in a hospital surrounded by wounded veterans. I was there because I had the flu. On Aug. 5, 1945, my 19th birthday, I left Europe by ship, promised a furlough in the U.S. before moving on to win the war against Japan. We landed in New York on Aug. 13, the day the Japanese surrendered. This proved the Japanese were smarter than the Germans because they obviously discovered I was coming. “Upon discharge, I began college because the government paid my tuition and all other expenses. That was the first time I was glad to be a veteran. I graduated from the MSU School of Journalism in 1951 and got my first newspaper job at The Lapeer County Press. One of my first assignments was to go to the publisher’s home and help his wife move a refrigerator. I married a wonderful, beautiful co-worker named Patricia. Twenty-five years and 3 children later, we moved to Detroit where I spent 19 lazy years writing stupid columns for the Detroit Free Press. “I spend retirement in a home in Lapeer, sitting in a big chair with a big footstool, next door to daughter Chris and her marvelous family, which is the smartest thing I ever did. “Now, I’m out of paper. Please forgive me this lousy typing. I love you all more than you could possible guess from my super silence. – Jim” — Jim Sherman, publisher emeritus of The Oxford Leader, Fitzgerald’s friend of many years SEE FITZ, PAGE 3A

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Michigan State Police Trooper Brian Reece explains to the court how he processed a pair of sweat pants found at the Grondin home Nov. 16, the day Andrea Eilber’s body was found in the basement of her aunt’s home in Mayfield Township. No weapon has ever been recovered by police.

Attorney attacks police questioning since Nov. 16 when Michigan State Police (MSP) found his girlfriend shot to death in the basement of her aunt LAPEER — A 19and uncle’s Kings year-old youth Mill Road home in accused of killing Mayfield Township. his girlfriend at her Police were sent to aunt and uncle’s the home, where home in November Andrea Lorraine will have to wait at Eilber had been least another month housesitting, after before he learns if her father, Harold, he’ll be released told them he hadn’t from jail before his heard from the 20trial. year-old Otisville After listening to woman for more nearly three hours than a day. of testimony For a second Tuesday, and anothtime in as many er hour-and-a-half in months, defense December, District Court Judge Laura Photo by PHIL FOLEY attorney Michael Manley asked the Barnard decided she Defense attorney Michael Manley sug- court to “consider still didn’t have some sort of bail” enough information gested tether or house arrest for Kenneth Grondin III so the teen could for his client based to set bond for on a “lack of eviKenneth C. Grondin “go live with his mother.” dence” from the III and left it to prosecution. Along with the possibility Lapeer County Circuit Court Judge Nick of a bond, Manley suggested an elecHolowka, who won’t be back in court until Tuesday, to make that decision. SEE MURDER, PAGE 7A Grondin has been held without bond

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ATTICA TWP. — Concerns about the intersection of Lake Pleasant and Newark Roads in Attica Township have got the attention of the Lapeer County Road Commission. At the LCRC board meeting this week, highway engineer Bill Meinz said that improvements to the intersection could be implemented yet this year. The road commission will push ahead with changes rather than waiting for the lengthy approval and award process for a safety grant. Waiting for the grant would have pushed intersection improvements out to 2014. The intersection will become a four-way stop, with a red flashing light instead of the current yellow one. Rumble strips and stop ahead signs will also be part of the fix. “It’s going to take people a while to get used to that,” said chairman Doug Hodge. Meinz noted, “We had the same exact scenario at Lippincott and Hadley (in Elba Township).” After years of concerns at that intersection, a four-way stop was implemented last year. County commissioner Linda Jarvis paid a visit to the road commission Wednesday and was relieved to hear that the changes are being fasttracked. “I can’t tell you how pleased I am that they’re going to go ahead,” said Jarvis. She’s concerned about the dangers of the intersection, especially in the wake of a recent fatal accident there. Price tag for the project has yet to be determined. Meinz noted that a single rumble strip costs $750 to $1,000. The project could happen as soon as this summer.

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Medical Examiner: Heart condition killed driver BY PHIL FOLEY 810-452-2616 • pfoley@mihomepaper.com

OREGON TWP. — Shane Diamond may have been the second person to die in Lapeer following a traffic crash this year, but the Lapeer County Medical Examiners Office said Thursday that it wasn’t the crash that killed him. The 38-year-old Lapeer man was driving alone on southbound Ferns Road north of McDowell Road about 3:09 p.m. Monday when his 2000 S-10 Chevrolet pickup left the east side of the gravel road and struck a tree. Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. Det./Sgt. Jason Parks said Dr. Kanu Virani, a forensic pathologist for Lapeer County, told him follow-

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Lapeer’s Shane Diamond walked away from this accident west of Toledo Jan. 4 apparently unharmed. However, following a single-truck crash in Oregon Township Monday afternoon he died at Lapeer Regional Medical Center. The Lapeer County Medical Examiners Office said Thursday that his death was the result of a coronary event, not the crashes.

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closed for several hours while crews cleaned up spilled scrap metal. Lawmen in Ohio said Diamond walked away from that crash unharmed, but the woman driving the car suffered minor injuries and may have had a medical condition. Parks said information taken from the black box on Diamond’s S-10 indicated he was only traveling 17 mph when the truck struck a two foot diameter tree. He noted in the moments before the impact, Diamond appeared to be pressing the brake and accelerator at the same time. He said Diamond was semi-coherent following the crash. Parks said Diamond’s condition deteriorated rapidly after arriving at the hospital. Still, Diamond’s death put investigators aback. Parks noted the relatively low impact crash did no damage to the interior of the truck’s passenger compartment. Funeral services for the 1991 Lapeer West High School graduate were scheduled for Friday at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home Chapstick Chapel in Lapeer

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Men arrested LAPEER TWP. — The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. took two men into custody, both age 19, Jan. 10 at a Bowers Road residence. One was sought on a Lapeer County felony warrant and two Lapeer City misdemeanor warrants and the other was sought on a Lapeer City misdemeanor warrant. They both went to the Lapeer County Jail.

Stopped, arrested ELBA TWP. —The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. took a 27-year-old man into custody Jan. 10 on an unspecified warrant following a traffic stop on I-69 near the county line. He was taken to the Lapeer County Jail.

Home burglarized OREGON TWP. — A Bronson Lake Road resident told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. Jan. 11 that they came home from vacation to find their home burglarized and items missing.

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I never read the book The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw because I During a time that I should be already knew how it ended — they all feeling really sorry for myself ended up with kids like me. because my marvelous, talented The Greatest Generation was made Grandpa passed away, I can’t help up of people like my dad, Jim Jim Fitzgerald (center) talks politics with State Rep. Bob Traxler (left) and U.S. Senator but feel anything but lucky. Fitzgerald, the longtime editor of this Phil Hart in the office of The Lapeer County Press sometime around 1970. Lucky, because I had the world’s newspaper. He served his country in best Grandpa. World War II, raised a family as a modegged on my Dad and put my Dad’s response I know, I know. A lot of people estly paid, mild-mannered reporter and in the paper, which was ‘Jim can say what say that. But it’s a fact when it most surprising to me: He didn’t think wants about me, but I heard that when he gets comes to me. Read the book (there twice about doing any of it. a chocolate Easter bunny he bites the head off from page 1A really is one — If It Fitz) and you’ll I think twice about doing half as first.’” Mann says, “If those two guys were still see we had an epic grandfathermuch as my dad did. And I do a half-ass here, CNN could put them on TV and have the upon hearing of the passing of his good friend, granddaughter relationship. job doing it. number one debate-style show in the country.” recalls, “Jim and I met at a Michigan Press conI feel lucky to say that I followed I chose the same vocation as my When Jim and his wife Pat made the move vention in about 1953. We've been friends ever in my Grandfather’s footsteps. He dad and tried hard to follow the path to Detroit and the Free Press, they embraced since, and I've been an avid reader of his “If It left big shoes to fill when it comes he paved. But there’s one thing about a the city and the city embraced them. Fitz” forever. An early and lasting impression of Fitzgerald’s columns on the Back Page of the to the journalism world and it’s well-paved path: At some point it feels his writing has been his use of words. I call it true that I will spend the rest of my like there’s no work left to do. My dad Free Press became a must-read in the Motor wordsmithing. He could give words different life trying to live up to that, but it’s had already done it. He was as good a City. Whether Jim was writing about cars doumeanings than we had learned, make them fit a pretty great fate if you ask me. journalist as you can be. Straight to the ble-parked at the Detroit Athletic Club, the subject and leave me wondering why I had- marathon sitting or waging peace on military Speaking of feet, who else can point. Well versed. Ethical. No nonn't thought of it. His range of topics seemed say they had their otherwisesense. And he did it all with a sense of arms facilities, Free Press readers responded unlimited, and always timely. He was thorough, to Fitzgerald’s blend of humor, indignation and known-as-an-old-stick-in-the-mud, humor. interviewing and searching for exactGrandpa talking Paul Parsch, Lapeer businessman open emotions for family, friends and those ness. Jim could be cynical, critical, on his shoe in and the town’s emeritus of something, who were not as equally blessed. Fitzgerald teasing and irritating, depending on the middle of a once worked for my dad. As a young helped raise thousands of dollars for the his subject and opinion at the time. I park in downman, Parsch did a short stint as a Focus: HOPE and Leukemia Research Life! looked forward to reading him whentown Detroit. reporter and soon found himself marcharities by publicizing their causes in his colever he was writing his column.” I read his obit, veling at my dad’s work ethic. umn and calling upon readers to donate. Fitzgerald and his wife Patricia, a I read the letter “My first day at the Lapeer County Fitzgerald loved life in the city where he Lapeer native, met at The Lapeer he left for us, I Press I sat down at a desk just five feet rode the bus to work from his high-rise apartCounty Press where she worked as a looked at his from Jim. I couldn’t believe his workment on E. Lafayette to the Free Press’s downbookkeeper until 1970. They married photos and all I load. He would just sit there and type,” town office building on W. Lafayette. Fitzgerald and raised their family – daughters feel is gratitude. Parsch said earlier this week, forcing turned down the Freep’s offer of a private Karen and Christie, and son Ed – in Gratitude that I me to drink a beer in his kitchen. office. Fitz preferred a desk in the middle of the Lapeer. Jim and Pat were active in the had a Grandpa I can clearly remember my dad sitCity Room, working side by side with beat community as members of the Lapeer who served as ting at his desk inside the newspaper’s reporters. County Club, the First Presbyterian my Grandpa. downtown office on Nepessing Street. Fitzgerald and his wife took advantage of Church, and a number of service Nothing more, Back then, the townsfolk had easy Detroit’s dining and cultural options, attending clubs. Pat recalls the early days of nothing less. He access to their local editor. Elected offiplays or concerts and dining at the London Jim’s newspaper career. “He wanted to Chop House or Little Harry’s. Fitz and Pat got didn’t have to cials and gadflies could walk into the be writer, but Harry Myers needed an discipline me office, sit down in the chair across from to know many of the city’s piano players on a ad salesman and Jim needed a job. (well only when I my dad’s desk, and start yakking. If my first-name basis as they frequented the piano While Jim was selling ads, he started was picking on dad was busy he would just keep on bars at places like Top of the Ponch or the writing a weekly column called ‘Along my little sister typing and never look up. My dad Caucus Club. But they were equally happy to the Mainstem’ a collection of quips Tricia — who, would hear everything any visitor said, dine on Coney dogs from the Lafayette Coney Emily and Grandpa as and news bits about his customers. by the way, he but he had the ability to instantly sift Island or catch an afternoon movie at the Ren The advertisers loved seeing their did have to disci- pictured on the back of through bullshit and come away with Cen or in the suburbs. his book, If It Fitz, name in the paper. Jim’s sense of pline once in a only what mattered. Fitzgerald loved the Detroit Tigers and went humor made the column popular with while — ha). All published in 1986. My dad loved living and working in to many games at Tiger Stadium, especially readers, too. Before long, Jim was he had to do was Lapeer. He was like a slightly cynical during their 1984 World Championship season. reporting and writing full time and his column take me on fun trips to the giant Norman Rockwell. He used to poke fun Whether the Tigers were winning or losing, Jim turned into “If It Fitz.” slide, Trapper’s Alley where I could at the tiny village of Lum, often writing was a true fan – meaning he’d praise them Fitzgerald and Bob Myers, the son of pubbuy yet another snow globe or hit about the fictional Lum International when they won and curse them when they lost lisher Harry Myers, were good buddies and another round of indoor outer Airport. That’s what led to the eventual – and rarely missed a game on TV, radio or at shared a bachelor pad in Lapeer before they space putt-putt golf. All he had to naming of Lum the ballpark. Jim and each got married to one-time classmates and do was bring me candy apples and International Pat struck up a longbest friends Patricia Fick and Lura Dietrich. rabbit-foot key chains, take me to a Golf Course. lasting personal Each couple eloped to Angola, IN on succesmovie, a play or talk to strangers The movers friendship with sive weekends in 1955 to skip the Michigan 3 who endlessly came up to him and shakers of Tigers Hall of Fame day-waiting period for a wedding license. wanting to chat about the latest Lum sought radio broadcaster Myers and Fitzgerald shared a love of hijinx piece he wrote (this was a perk for revenge. One Ernie Harwell and that was often fueled by alcohol consumption. me because I love attention, a trait I day they asked his wife Lulu. One of their more notable ad ideas was to phodid not inherit from Grandpa). him to attend Fitzgerald’s coltograph Lapeer farm implement dealer Jimmy Speaking of which, he may not their summer umn was so popular Harris standing behind an operating manure have wanted a big deal made upon festival and to that the Free Press spreader. In the resulting ad, the caption “I his death, but I did. Like him, I am a wear somepublished a book of stand behind everything I sell” was printed in reporter first and could not let his thing drip-dry. his selected columns bold type beneath the photo of Harris, decked passing go unnoted. So, imagine And I have the in 1986. Fitz’s friend, out in raincoat and hat while the machine how my reporter-self felt when the wonderful Elmore Leonard, sprayed him with cow manure. Free Press called me to make sure memory of famed author and Fitzgerald’s family was often the subject of the Detroit News didn’t scoop the driving with screenwriter wrote his columns. His sister Jean Fitzgerald, recalls, story. I’m pretty sure that wherever my dad in the in the introduction “He always referred to me as ‘my much older he is, Grandpa is letting that bit of family Olds, to that book, “The sister, Terrible Jean’. We were really born only publicity about his death go down the back thing that amazes 21 months apart, but he liked to needle me.” because he knows how proud it roads to Lum me about Jim When asked if she ever got angry about her made me to take that phone call. on a beautiful Fitzgerald’s columns brother’s printed barbs, Jean says, “Oh, yes, I’d is they can veer off I hate crying, I hate sad things. afternoon, be mad at him sometimes,” like the time There is no way around the fact knowing that I in unexpected direcFitzgerald wrote that his 4 sisters each dyed that this is sad. I’m not trying to would soon be tions, appear to be their hair a different color. “That was when Jim topic-hopping, sugarcoat it. Grandpa won't be throwing softwas still in Lapeer and I thought none of our there to laugh at my column bio balls as he sat observe llamas and friends (in Oakland County) would see the because it says I like cool drinks atop a dunk Lee Iacocca in the paper. Then Bud Guest read the column on the same piece, but (and he knows that means vodka, tank. air on WJR. I was so embarrassed. But nothing because he was the same way), he My dad always manage to was sacred when it came to his column and won’t be there to tell me that my even loaned get back in time to Jim wouldn’t care if I got mad or not. He’d just grandma has gone to Toledo when me a couple arrive at a perfectly Fitzgerald accepting a Best in Class award laugh it off. I loved him dearly in spite of all the logical conclusion. she’s really just gone to the bathbucks so I could presented to The Lapeer County Press from times he picked on me.” room. He won’t be there to talk You hear Jim’s voice the National Newspaper Association in 1974. throw extra balls. Fitzgerald’s daughter, Christie, knew well about the industry I know he loved, Parsch continand get the feeling the lack of privacy that her dad’s column creat- that he would break despite him saying otherwise. He ued to tell me ed. “He’d write about something stupid that won’t be there to drive my grandnice things about my dad as I scribbled his own fingers before ever attempting to show one us did and I’d hate to go to school the day ma crazy by leaving the cap off the them down on a notepad. Parsch’s paroff with cute-clever words or images. What he after the paper came out because everyone toothpaste. Perhaps worst of all, he ents, Rod and Shirley, were friends of is is an awfully good writer.” would be talking about it”. Christie, her brothwon’t be there to let my kids play my dad and my mother, Patricia. In Fitzgerald left the Free Press in 1996, several er Ed and sister Karen became known to barbershop on him or carry them looking at old pictures they all appear months shy his 20th anniversary there. A labor Fitzgerald’s readers as “Ferd, Nerd and startsto the couch by their feet when happy and content. And why is it strike had hit both Detroit dailies that summer. with-T-and-rhymes-with-Ferd-and-Nerd”. they try to steal his chair. everyone back then seemed so classy Fitz said he was too old to pick sides and “Thank goodness I had already graduated But again, I’m lucky because my and dignified? instead chose to retire a little early. He and Pat high school and moved away from Lapeer father will get to do those things Parsch told me how politicians used had already built a home in Lapeer by then when that nickname hit the paper,” said daugh- and retired life suited Fitz. Friends and cowith my kids. I’m lucky because I to court my father’s approval. “He was ter Karen. “I never would have lived that one had a Grandfather who did all of a great interviewer who would someworkers would ask Fitzgerald about writing a down had I still been in school!” those things with me. times seem distracted because it was special column or even if he was planning on Fitzgerald made a lot of friends in Lapeer. In authoring a book. Fitz’s standard reply: “Do He was my biggest cheerleader, like he already knew what the politician spite of his liberal views on matters of religion, they ask a retired ditch digger to come back supporter and fan. To that I say was going to say.” politics and social norms, which sometimes “right back at ya.” Parsch showed me how he kept my and dig one more ditch? No, they don’t. I’m rubbed conservative-minded readers the Thanks grandpa for being you, dad’s book of collected columns in a retired and I’m done writing.” wrong way, “Fitz” had plenty of buddies among paving the way for my success, for place my dad would agree was treasFitzgerald finished out his life in Lapeer, surLapeer’s business community . Preston Mann, making me feel loved every second ured — the water closet. He praised my rounded by family, reading every issue of The owner of the Hunters Creek Club in Metamora of every day and for teaching me dad’s honesty and professionalism. County Press, Free Press, Detroit News and until his passing, was a frequent verbal sparhow to mix a good stiff drink — at I’m looking at my notes right now Oxford Leader cover-to-cover and walking a ring partner. Charlie Mann, Preston’s son, the ripe old age of 6. and realize that at some point I stopped mile or two every day until recently. recalls, “They had a very interesting relationLove you lots, you old poop. writing down the anecdotes. There Jim Fitzgerald left a lasting impression on ship. They were the greatest of friends but Emily (Smith) Caswell, a Lapeer were too many and I was content to sit generations of journalists and writers. He held polar opposite political and social views. native, is a former County Press and there smiling with slightly misty eyes, brought a sense of fair play and class to anyTheir discussions usually stayed civil unless LA VIEW reporter. Currently she happy to hear as much as I could about thing with which he associated himself. He Bob Myers would pour some gas on the fire by championed the less fortunate and challenged serves as managing editor of Capital a dad I will miss very much. airing their debates in Myers’ own column.” Area Women’s LifeStyle Magazine — Ed Fitzgerald is an editor and bigotry. He was and is an important part of the The younger Mann recalls that Fitzgerald once and resides in Lansing with her huscolumnist at the Macomb Daily newspafabric of Lapeer County. referred in his column to the Hunters Creek band Matt. per in Mount Clemens. — Wes Smith, Group Publisher Club as “an open air butcher shop.” “Myers

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Jim Fitzgerald, a former County Press editor and Detroit Free Press columnist, stands outside The Lapeer County Press offices in downtown Lapeer.

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After more than 100 years the Eastern he passing of Jim Fitzgerald last week Michigan Fair is being gives the people working at this newsparequested to pay for police protection by Imlay per cause to reflect on the legacy of the City Commissioners. After man who sat in the editor’s chair at The Lapeer several months the comCounty Press for more than 20 years in the 1950s, missioners are still at an ’60s and ’70s. impasse although the fair Fitzgerald, or simply Fitz, as he was called by has made an offer which friends and coworkers, was best known for his the city attorney, city manager and police chief award-winning column and editorial writing. Fitz find fair and reasonable. was sometimes called an iconoclast and rabbleThis offer has been rouser in our county for his “liberal” editorial and argued for stances on topics ranging from the Vietnam War to delayed four months. racial discrimination to treatment of the mentally To put things in perimpaired. That last topic was one of significant spective, the city needs local import during his years at The Lapeer County more revenue and they hope by charging for Press as the Lapeer State Home and Training School was located in Lapeer, home to thousands added police hours at the fair that this will alleviate of “residents,” employing hundreds of workers a small part of their finanfrom in and around Lapeer County. cial plight. By singling out It is a testament to both Fitzgerald and his felthe fair that has been a low community leaders who would sometimes partner in the city’s events, they are selectiveberate him for being “too liberal for Lapeer” that both Fitz and his critics would often be gathered at ly choosing to penalize one charitable organizathe same poker table or saloon or working the same fundraiser. Fitz never backed down from the tion. If this revenue is to be properly collected it criticism his columns invoked and never changed should be for all events his politics for the sake of keeping an advertiser in requiring added police the paper. He was rewarded with respect and hours. All such situations should be charged regardfriendship from the likes of Howard Roodvoets, Rod Parsch, Preston Mann, Bill Small, Mallory Cox, less that they are nonprofit (fair) or for-profit Larry Lines and other community stalwarts who of Commerce did not always share his point of view but admired (Chamber running Blueberry the man who stuck to his principals. Festival). A frequent critic of Fitz’s liberal-leaning views All events on private was his boss and good friend, Bob Myers. When property, as well as events on taxpayer propFitz first joined the paper in 1955, Bob’s father, erty downtown, should be Harry Myers, was owner and publisher. Bob and assessed evenly. The his brother Bill Myers took over the paper when charges for police hours Harry retired and eventually Bob bought out his may by applicable, in brother to become sole owner and publisher. most cases, but at the fair With Bob Myers running the business side of they should be contractthe paper and Jim Fitzgerald managing the editori- ed. For example, the city could charge a maximum al side, The Lapeer County Press became of 84 hours at $2,300. In “America’s Largest Rural Weekly” in the ‘60s and this way the police can ‘70s. With paid circulation into more than 90 percome and go as needed cent of the county’s homes, hefty advertising revand not involve the city enue and one of the best-read columnists in the and fair in hourly bookstate, this “little country weekly” was the envy of keeping. Part of the problem is big-city dailies. The paper routinely won annual that the city council is awards for reporting, editing, column writing and trying to micro-manage advertising ideas from the Michigan Press situation when they Association in its annual Best Newspaper Contest. this should allow the city The Myers-Fitzgerald era of The Lapeer County attorney to draw up a regPress was crowned in the mid-70s with a best-inulation and then pass it class award from the National Newspaper so that the administration can manage each situaAssociation — recognition that the paper truly was, as judged by its peers from across the nation, tion as they occur. In the future, other events that the very best weekly newspaper in the country. would require police proWe’ve written several times in the past year of tection are the Blueberry our desire and goal to restore The County Press to Festival, Cinco deMayo the level of quality that it once was. If Bob Myers’ and Woods-n-Waters. model of local ownership and community commitWhatever the outcome of charging for police ment is at the heart of our effort, then surely Jim Fitzgerald’s legacy of editorial integrity is the soul presence we must look at the consequences long to which we aspire. term and the effect on all As Fitz would write, Onward and Upward. events and functions within Imlay City. The THE COUNTY PRESS fair’s offer of $3,600 for four vests for the police department was a goodRick Burrough, President will gesture and is $3,600 Wes Smith, Group Publisher that the city would save. Dale Phillips, Chief Financial Officer Wouldn’t it be better to have the fair and city be Jeff Hogan, Editor good neighbors and con810-664-0811, Ext. 1131 editorcp@mihomepaper.com tinue toward a second 100-year tradition? The Eastern Michigan Fair is part of our proud heritage published by JAMS MEDIA

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and makes Imlay City more than just the Gateway to the Thumb. The fair has put us on the map. It is Americana at its best! Stu Davis Imlay City

What good is served? I am not given to weighing in on such matters, but having been the target of a recall effort a few years back, I feel I must. In the spring of 2009, just six months and a few days before the end of our regular term elections, the village (North Branch) clerk and I were targeted for recall. State law says that elected officials cannot be recalled from office within six months of an election, or within six months of the end of their term, yet a small but determined group within our community decided that a recall (requiring a special election) should be pursued within six months and three weeks of the end of our term. The recall was voted down by a nearly 70 percent margin. The cost to our small village was more than $4,000 taxpayer dollars. One of the things I learned in the process of defending myself in the recall process was very disturbing: the recall petition does not have to be true — it only has to be clearly stated. Please read that sentence again. The petition language must be clearly stated, but does not have to be true. It can be a matter of opinion, motivated or biased in any fashion the author deems efficient, as long as it clearly stated. That is the standard. As a recent writer to this forum pointed out, if you don’t like the job they are doing in office, vote against them in the next election. That is what the ballot is for. There are safeguards in place to deal with those who would use public office for illegal purposes. We have prosecuting attorneys to bring the law to bear on such individuals. If the only crime you can assess on a elected official is that you disagree with their politics or practices, cast your vote in opposition at the next scheduled election. We all get a little grouchy about some of the decisions our elected officials make, but compromise is the capital of the political system. Someone’s ox gets gored in almost any compromise. In the absence of compromise, nothing gets done... and everyone’s ox

I’m glad that our State Rep. Kevin Daley, a farmer, is making decisions regarding the financial help of farmers in Michigan. Farmers aren’t rich people, plus what they do feeds the rest of us. I’d rather have a farmer considering decisions about farmers in our state than someone who doesn’t know Jack about cows, corn or soybeans. Bob Milne Lapeer

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To the person or persons who stripped off the memorial Michigan (U of M) decorations off my son’s grave blanket at the starves and dies. Arcadia Township I would encourage all Cemetery I don’t know voters to reconsider the how you sleep at night. very idea of recalling an I can’t imagine having elected official mid-term. the guts to steal from the Very few elected officials dead. I made this (memohave the power to make rial) with love and tears. things happen by themParents aren’t supselves, so why should posed to bury their chilthey be singled out? I would propose that there dren. This just adds to is a smaller interest being our grief. Cheryl Woidan served, and I don’t underArcadia Township stand what good this rush to action serves. M. Kelly Martin What did she say? North Branch I have really come to like your Wednesday County Press more than Budgeting for even the Sunday paper. the future Great stories, especially Editor’s note: The folabout the recall (Sen. lowing is an open letter to Pavlov) and the young Michigan Gov. Rick lady who went to Snyder. Guatemala. But one of my favorites is the That’s Dear Governor Snyder, What She Said column. I request you aggresIt’s great stuff. sively pursue this proposAlso the mention of al which is intended to Jesus Christ in an editoriavoid the error commonly al. That takes guts these made by government days. authorities — the lack of Helen Martin foresight, budgeting and Lapeer Township funding for future obligations. Wesleyan an option Specifically, this proI can’t believe they posal alerts you, federal want to tear down the and state road and highWesleyan Academy buildway authorities to lay away funds which will be ing. It’s not even that old. Maybe the guys who required to update road want the White building signage. When Flint, in Lapeer should think Michigan totally disapabout it. pears (certainly by year Sheri French 2015) all of the large and North Branch Township numerous traffic reference “Flint” signs will require alteration (i.e. Shame to lose it! removal) of this no-longer The thing about the “F” word. Norman Bullock Wesleyan property is that Elba Township it’s so far from anything, and that’s why they’re not going to find anyone It takes a community to take the building off their hands. It’s a shame Thank you Lapeer though to lose it. County. You made Mary Lou Rashotte Christmas brighter for Arcadia Township nearly 700 Lapeer County families this year through your support of Holiday Depot. A sad reflection You are too numerous I think it’s a huge to name individually, but waste of time, and a sad you are the one who dropped a toy in a barrel, reflection on Democrats chose a name from a tree, that they can’t leave Senator Pavlov alone to adopted a family, or do what we elected him donated money. You volunteered to help organize, to do — get things done for Michigan. inventory, set up the gift Daniel Paige depot, pack food boxes, Lapeer Township assess need or keep records. You participated in the car show or the Deal with it auction. You helped a My God people, what’s recipient fill out an appliyour problem? News is cation. You served on the news, especially fires, board. You allowed us to death and tragedy that use space in your busihappen in our county. ness. You collected perThat’s why I get the sonal care items. You paper — to know these shopped with kids. You things. News by its very picked up and delivered. nature usually isn’t good. You made phone calls. Most importantly, you That’s life. Deal with it! If it’s too much for cared. It takes a communiyou to handle, read the ty. You make Lapeer comics or do the crossCounty a great one. word puzzle. Thank you. Gina Lesley The Holiday Hadley Township Depot Committee


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Retailer to open Almont store in April BY PHIL FOLEY 810-452-2616 • pfoley@mihomepaper.com

ALMONT — Just in time for spring planting, Almont area residents will have a a new shopping option. Muskegon-based Family Farm and Home has begun renovations to the former IGA store on Almont’s north side and Tim Fansler, the company’s vice president of merchandising, said he expects to have a soft opening April 5 followed by a grand opening May 5. Although the company has yet to name a store manager, Fansler said it’s taking applications at the company’s website, www.familyfarmandhome.com, for the 12 to 15 jobs it plans to fill at the store. He said he expects to begin interviews Feb. 20. “We’re gutting the building right now,” said Fansler. “We’re going through the planning approval process for special land-use for outside sales, but we don’t anticipate any problems.” If all goes well, Fansler will mark the opening of the Almont store and another one in Holland about the time his company turns 10 years old. Fansler, along with his father, Al and brother-in-law, Bob Tarrant began the company by purchasing three one-time Quality

Farm & Fleet stores following that company’s bankruptcy, which closed 150 stores in 10 states. Tractor Supply Co. (TSC) bought and reopened more than 80 of those locations, including the one in Imlay City. Fansler said his family eventually sold their Lafayette, Ind., location to TSC. Since then the firm has grown to 22 locations, all in Michigan except one in Peru, Ind. Fansler said that while Family Farm & Home has a similar feel to TSC, his stores offer a “larger assortment of products.” Among the store’s product lines are tools, hardware, automotive, pet, work and casual clothing, footwear, farm supplies, horse and livestock feed, bird food, lawn and garden, and alternative heating. Almont Food Pride closed its doors at the Almont Plaza in June 2009 leaving Almont without a local grocery store and putting 27,218 square feet of retail space on the market. A recent real estate listing offered the building for rent at $136,090 and listed other tenants in the 40,329-squarefoot building as Rite Aid, Grondins and Subway. Last year, Mike and Lori Vinckier failed to reach a deal with building owner Jerome “Jerry” Fine to lease the space and the Yale couple later purchased the 39,000-square-

foot Do-It Center, which was once listed for $950,000. The couple, who owns Spartan grocery stores in Yale and Wadhams and has plans to open a store in Marlette, are in the process of opening a combined SpartanAce Hardware store in their new building. The Vinckiers, along with Almont officials, were in front of the Lapeer County Commission Thursday seeking approval for a commercial rehabilitation district. The Almont Village Council is expected to be asked to approve commercial rehabilitation districts for both Vinckier Foods and Family Farm and Home, which would give both companies five-year tax breaks, when the council meets at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday. Almont DDA director Nancy Boxey said she sees Family Farm and Home’s arrival in Almont as “a huge employment opportunity.” Village Manager Oliver Turner, “I would say we’re starting off strong this year for new businesses come to town. I hope the trend continues.” With a store in Richmond, Fansler said Family Farm & Home has been looking for expansion opportunities in the area for quite some time. “We know the numbers Quality did in Imlay City,” he said, adding his company found Almont demographics quite appealing. “They have a lot of rural households and livestock. That’s right up our alley.”

County officials up to speed on rehabilitation districts in Almont Tuesday meeting. “I, and others in the village, feel that this is an absolutely wonderful LAPEER — opportunity Almont’s push for the village,” to accommosaid Kempf. date business Boxey told brought village commissioners officials to the that the discounty comtricts will be plex on established for Thursday. two large propVillage managerties in the er Oliver village, vacant Turner and since 2009. DDA Director Both of the Nancy Boxey Nancy Boxey properties now were accompahave businessnied by busies lined up for ness owner them. Mike Vinckier “We wanted and his attorto come to the ney Eric Flynn county with to get Lapeer potential busiCounty comness in hand,” missioners up said Boxey. to speed on One of the two businesses sites is the forin the works in mer Do-It the village. Center. It was They will be purchased for seeking to $660,000 late establish two Mike Vinckier last year by Commercial Mike and Lori Rehabilitation Districts for the business- Vinckier. They already own and operate Spartan es, affording tax exemptions on improvements to grocery stores in Yale and Wadhams, and a dolthe sites. lar store in St. Clair. They Commissioner Ian intend to transform the Kempf introduced the Almont contingent, laying Almont facility into a the groundwork for coun- Spartan store and Ace Hardware. ty commissioners to give “It’s going to be very their stamp of approval attractive for people in to the plan next week. the area to come and That will come after the shop seven days a week,” Almont village council said attorney Flynn. He gives it the go ahead, likened the combined expected at their

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business operation to a Meijer, minus the clothing department. The two businesses will share cash registers. Several hundred thousands of dollars are being spent in site upgrades. That will include a new facade making it a stateof-the-art facility. Flynn said additional property is being purchased to expand the parking lot as well. The establishment will result in the hiring of a total of about 40 full and part-time employees. The other site for which a rehabilitation district is sought is the former IGA property. Boxey said that's slated to become a Family Farm & Home business. Village manager Oliver Turner said that a total of 55 to 60 new positions are expected to result from the two new businesses. The proposed fiveyear exemption will only apply to site improvements. Boxey noted the exemptions are just on real property, not personal property or land. While commissioner Lenny Schneider encouraged review by the county treasurer to study the impact on county revenues from the tax exemptions, county officials were supportive of the initiative. “Any jobs that can be created in this county right now is definitely a

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plus,” said county controller/administrator John Biscoe. “Seems to me it’s a go.” “I’m very supportive. I think this is definitely an advantage for the county,” said commissioner Dyle Henning. Commissioner Kempf noted that the village exempted itself from DDA capture on special voted millages in 2006 and 2008. “They were the first

ones to do that,” said Kempf, in further promoting the county’s support of the initiative. Treasurer Dana Miller will review the information about the proposed exemption on the improvements. The county has 28 days after the village approves the proposal to approve their supporting resolution. The application then makes its way to the state.

Weigh In Editor’s note: The County Press is asking area business people and professionals to “Weigh In” with your answers to our weekly Weigh In question. The question will be printed in the Sunday edition, while your replies (via e-mail) will be published in Wednesday’s paper. Like a letter to the editor, we will publish your responses if you give us your name and hometown.

This week’s question: At the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, you can see the auto industry changing — deeply, quickly and probably forever. The reasons are stricter fuel economy regulations and changing attitudes toward environmental responsibility. Not a single truck or large SUV was unveiled at any of the show stands this year. How important is high gas mileage to you when purchasing a new vehicle? E-mail your comments to editor@mi homepaper.com or jhogan@ mihome paper.com.

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Lapeer County Sheriff Ron Kalanquin and his beloved Doberman, Dobie, were best buds. The 10-year-old dog recently died from the effects of Addison’s Disease.

Addison’s Disease claims sheriff ’s dog BY PHIL FOLEY 810-452-2616 • pfoley@mihomepaper.com

LAPEER — She wore the same shade of brown as Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. deputies and she wore a badge, but she wasn’t a cop. Dobie was a constant fixture at department headquarters for nearly the last six years, Monday morning Lapeer County Sheriff Ron Kalanquin woke in his bedroom to find his beloved Doberman dead. “I’ve had several,” said the sheriff, “but she was probably the best.” Dobie was just hours away from being euthanized in 2006 when Kalanquin got a phone call from the Lapeer County Animal Shelter. Kalanquin said he was still grieving from the loss of his previous Doberman, Tara, which had died of cancer a few weeks earlier. “They told me some people were going south and they didn’t want take her with them,” Kalanquin recalled. He said animal control officials told him they’d held the dog for the required three days and it was slated for euthanasia, but “they told me it was a mild mannered, lovable dog, so I went over to take a look.” Kalanquin said Dobie, “went from death row to the penthouse,” and has been his constant companion ever since. The sheriff said he took Dobie to work with him every day and she could frequently be found sitting in his office chair with a silver sheriff’s star hanging about her neck. “She was very loyal, very protective,” said Kalanquin, noting that if visitors to his office reached out their hand too fast to shake his hand, “Dobie would let them know that was not a good idea.” According to www.dogbreedinfo.com, Dobermans have an average life-span of 13 years. Kalanquin estimated Dobie was about 10 years old when Addison’s Disease claimed her. Addison’s Disease, which was discovered in dogs less than 60 years ago, is an illness which causes dogs’ adrenal glands to fail to produce enough hormones to function properly. In severe cases a it can disrupt heart function; drop blood pressure to dangerously low levels and damage kidneys. The sheriff took Dobie to the vet last week and after getting a steroid shot, “she was lethargic, but it looked like she was making a recovery.” Kalanquin said he had the vet do a blood draw Friday to confirm Dobie was suffering from Addison’s Disease. The test results confirming that came back from Michigan State University at 3:45 p.m. Monday, but Dobie had passed away in her sleep sometime after 3 a.m. “If I could die in my sleep, that would be great,” said Kalanquin. Kalanquin said he had Dobie cremated Monday afternoon. “When my dad died, I had him cremated and it gave me great closure. I did the same for her.” Kalanquin said he’s owned several Doberman over the years. His first died of leukemia and a neighbor shot his second before he became sheriff more than 30 years ago. He said he might get a replacement for Dobie, but not right away.

ThumbWorks to host Agri-Business meeting MARLETTE — Women in Agri-Business IV, a special program opportunity for women involved in farming and agriculture-related businesses, will be held Friday, Jan. 20 at the ThumbWorks office at 3270 Wilson St. in Marlette. Co-sponsored by the Huron, Lapeer, Sanilac and Tuscola County Farm Bureau offices and the Thumb Area Community of Commerce, this continuing special event is designed to target areas of specific interest to women and involvement in growing the agri-business sector. Registration/coffee and doughnuts will be from 8:30-9 a.m., followed by a welcome by Marv Pichla, director of ThumbWorks. An opening address will be presented from 9:05 to 9:50 a.m. by Michelle White, president and creator of Michelle’s Miracle Tart Cherry Products in Leland. A wrap-up of events and a light lunch will be served at noon. To register or for more information, contact ThumbWorks! at 989-635-3561, Ext. 221 or 226.

MAYFIELD TWP. — Mayfield Township officials approved their 2012 contract with the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. on Monday, with a healthy complement of deputies on hand to witness it. They were there as Sheriff Ron Kalanquin delivered a report spanning nine years of crime response in the township as well. The report showed responses by the sheriff’s department and the Michigan State Police for the years 2002 to 2011. It demonstrated trends that showed a rise in responses in the township from 2002 with 3,367 responses to 2008 with 4,378 responses. Since 2008, responses gently dropped off to 3,828 in 2010, with a slight uptick in 2011 to 3,913. With four deputies contracted to Mayfield Township, they handled the lion’s share of calls in the township. In 2011, the sheriff’s department responded to 3,565 crimes, while the MSP responded to 348. That ratio was pretty consistent throughout the years of the report, with MSP crime responses only reaching 400 for one of the years in the study, 2008. Larceny tends to top out as the most common type of crime in the township, with 64 occurrences in 2011. Other top-trending crime in the township over the years has included malicious destruction of property (43 responses in 2011) and operating under the influence of liquor (42 responses in 2011). The law enforcement agencies responded to 22 breaking and enterings in 2011, and another four attempts at it. They responded to 18 violations of controlled substances, and 34 personal injury accidents. Kalanquin noted that the township experienced a lot of growth during the period of the study, and that the township deputies dropped from five to four during the same time. Nevertheless, trends do not reflect any startling shifts. “We need to continue the trends we have had in the past,” said Kalanquin. He said that marked police units in the township have had an impact on deterring crime in the township. Kalanquin cautioned that he’s seeing “a meltdown in the city of Flint.”

Fire inspections revisited in Mayfield BY NANCY R. ELLIOTT 810-452-2601 • nelliott@mihomepaper.com

MAYFIELD TWP. — Mayfield Township business owner Madelyn Scrimger appealed to township officials on Monday, asking them to reconsider their fire inspection policies. Scrimger, who owns Madelyn & Company hair salon, told board members that she built her building in 2000, at which time it was inspected. The township never conducted another fire inspection until last year, and now plans to do it again. “It’s one more cost,” said Scrimger. She questioned the implementation of the policy, and suggested that taxes are already adequate. “The cost is not huge, but it’s one more cost.” She asked why the fire inspection cost was not covered by her property taxes. The fire inspection fee ranges from $100 to $150, depending on the type of business. Seventy-five percent of the fee goes to the fire inspector, and 25 percent goes to the township. Clerk Julie Schlaud said that after the township’s former fire inspector left, it took time to get somebody trained before getting inspections started again last year. Gyrome Edwards currently serves as the township’s fire inspector. Trustee Beth PotterKnowlton defended the policy, “I think it was just an intent to make everything safe and in place... just an annual review.” “We need to send the message this is not the place to come,” said Kalanquin, once again advancing the notion of a “Berlin Wall” between the localities to keep crime from migrating into the county. Township officials approved the 2012 contract with the sheriff’s department for two first shift officers, and one each on second

Murder from page 1 tronic tether or house arrest so the teen could “go live with his mother.” “There are many issues in this case,” said Barnard, “without knowing more, I’m not comfortable setting bond on an open murder charge.” What is known is that investigators testified last month and again Tuesday afternoon that they found hair with dried blood on a pair of sweat pants reportedly worn by Grondin, as well as an Alabama Tshirt with tiny blood stains on the left and right sleeves in a laundry chute at the home Grondin shares with his parents the morning Eilber’s body was discovered. However, Valerie Bowman, a forensic scientist with the MSP crime lab in Bridgeport, testified Tuesday that the blood found on the T-shirt was Grondin’s and that the blood-covered hair found with Grondin’s sweat pants was not wet when it first came in contact with the pants. Bowman, under questioning from Manley, said that blood-like material found on the bottom of a pair of shoes at the Grondin home later proved not to be human blood. Bowman also told Manley she could not tell how or when Eilber’s blood and hair had gotten in the laundry chute. According to reports, Eilber and Grondin, who worked together at the Lapeer Kroger store, had been dating for about seven months at the time of her death. Manley attacked Grondin’s questioning by MSP Det./Sgt. Mark Reaves and Genesee County Sheriff’s Office Det./Lt. Dave Dwyer, noting the teen was held by police from 5:30 a.m. to nearly 7 p.m., without being allowed to speak with his parents or an attorney. Under questioning from Manley, Reaves said Grondin had at least part of a chicken sandwich and iced tea about 1 p.m. Manley noted

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Michigan State Police Det./Sgt. Mark Reaves testified Tuesday about the interrogation technique he and Genesee County Sheriff’s Office Det./Lt. Dave Dwyer used in questioning Kenneth C. Grondin III prior to his arrest Nov. 16.

that while with police, Grondin had no breakfast or sleep. Reaves testified that Grondin wrote a statement in Flint at 4:48 p.m., after being questioned by Dwyer and himself, indicating that he had found Eilber lying dead on the floor in the basement of the Kings Mill Road home and that believing she had committed suicide he had removed things from the basement so her parents wouldn’t know what she’d done and that he drove her car to a nearby parking area. While Manley said his office tried repeatedly to reach investigators after Grondin was detained, Reaves testified he didn’t get any of the six voicemails, fax or test messages until the following day. Noting an attorney from his office personally went to the Lapeer State Police Post at 3:45 p.m. Manley contended “it was the duty of the police, not any specific officer, to stop interrogation” once police knew Grondin was represented by council and that council was trying to locate him. Noting that Grondin doesn’t know how to drive a stickshift automobile, Manley pointed out that

“I think it’s a good program to keep the businesses safe for customers,” said Schlaud. Treasurer Dan Frisch, however, wasn’t buying it, saying, “I think it’s an unnecessary cost for business.” It is a position with which he has been consistent. He suggested that something could be done about the cost. Scrimger asked if all of the township businesses had been inspected in the last two years, and Schlaud said they had. This is not the first time board members have heard complaints on the issue. Other business owners have aired their objections to the fee, the nature of the inspection, and the frequency with which it has started to occur. Lapeer Fire & Rescue Chief Terry Kluge told board members last year that the inspections are not required. While generally sounding supportive of the program this time around, officials considered revisiting the fee schedule or the possibility of conducting inspections on a bi-annual or other basis. “We will look into that,” promised supervisor Terry Jostock, noting that, for the moment, the policy is in place and will be enforced. Edwards also serves as the township’s building official, and Jostock relayed the report he submitted for the month of December. It reflected two building permits, five electrical, nine mechanical and one plumbing.

and third shift along with a lease vehicle. Incorporating savings over last year, the township will pay an estimated $235,834, which represents 75 percent of the total cost. The county will pay 25 percent of the cost, an agreement which acknowledges that township deputies are not always within the township due to reporting or back up calls to other areas.

Grondin’s DNA was only found on the passenger side door of Eilber’s stickshift Mazda when it was found in a state game area off Five Lakes Road, south of the home where her body was found. He also noted that police found Eilber’s DNA on the gear shift and steering wheel. Manley also introduced the possibility of an alternative suspect, a person he only identified as “M.G.” Under questioning from Manley, Reaves said that while a person of interest made two withdrawals from Eilber’s bank account at a Hantz Bank branch in Davison and a Speedway gas station in Burton, cell phone records and witness statements put Grondin in the Lapeer area. Manley noted the suspect withdrawing money from the Hantz Bank Nov. 14, the day police believe Eilber was murdered, was wearing a cable knit sweater and that Eilber’s uncle reported a cable knit sweater was among the items stolen from his home. Manley told the court that the person of interest captured on video at the Speedway was wearing a black hoodie, similar to one worn by “M.G.” in a photo on his Facebook page. He added that “M.G.” was “unfriended” by Eilber shortly before her death and that “M.G.” is seen in photographs on his Facebook page holding an assault rifle and a handgun. Reaves, answering Manley’s questions, said that the gun used to shoot Eilber has yet to be found and that a handgun found in the Grondin home has been ruled out as the murder weapon. Reaves also a testified that the $600 taken from Eilber’s bank account nor any of the items taken from the Kings Mill Road home have been found in Grondin’s possession. At the end of the day, Barnard decided that the hair and dried blood found in Grondin’s home was enough to bind him over for arraignment in front of Judge Holowka. Grondin’s set to be back in court at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 6.


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Rep. Daley posts perfect voting record Local office hours set for Jan. 23 LUM — plified state State Rep. tax structure Kevin Daley to help maintained a improve the perfect voting economy, finrecord during ished the the entire state budget Michigan earlier than House legislaany time durtive session of ing the last 30 2011. years, and Daley did eliminated lifenot miss a sintime benefit gle vote of the perks for state 619 roll-call lawmakers. votes the Rep. Kevin Daley House took Office hours this year, conNORTH BRANCH tinuing his perfect voting record for a third consec- TWP. — State Rep. Daley is sponsoring district utive year. office hours with state The nonpartisan webSen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. site Clair, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. www.michiganvotes.org Jan. 23 at the North compiles the voting hisBranch Township Hall, tories of lawmakers in 6771 Elm St. in North the Michigan House and Branch. Senate. Appointments are not “It’s an honor to represent the people of Lapeer necessary. Residents unable to meet during County at the state the scheduled office Capitol,” said Daley, of Lum. “With so many criti- hours can call Daley at his Lansing office 1-517cal choices we need to 373-1800 or e-mail kevinmake in this state, I take my responsibility to vote daley@house.mi.gov. Any establishment in on each issue very seriLapeer County interested ously. These votes are in hosting coffee hours important to our state’s with Rep. Daley may conrevitalization and suctact Kris Johnson in cess.” Daley’s office at 1-517The Michigan House 373-1800. this year enacted a sim-

Citizen of the Year banquet to honor charitable individuals LAPEER — The Lapeer Area Chamber of Commerce is deliberating on which male and female will receive the 32nd annual Citizen of the Year Award next week. The Chamber of Commerce received 10 nominations and many letters of support, and the award recipients will be announced at a breakfast banquet at Mott Community College in Lapeer on Thursday, Jan. 19. The nominations for male Citizen of the Year are Steven Cole, William Wallace “Wally” Green, Pete McCreedy Sr. and Brian Rowley. The female nominees are Julie Caris, Sara Coulter, Debbie Marquardt, Diane Palazzolo, Lisa Saliga and Suzie Wurster. The annual Lapeer Area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award is given to one male and one female in the local area who exhibits outstanding service and volunteer work, contributions to

the community and has a lasting, positive influence on the area. The Citizen of the Year Award breakfast banquet will be held at Mott Community College in Lapeer, located at 500 Lake Drive on Thursday, Jan. 19. Doors will open to the banquet at 7 a.m. and the program will begin at 7:30 a.m. Last year’s Citizen of the Year recipients, Byron Konschuh and Deborah Pascoe, will be present to honor the new recipients. State Rep. Kevin Daley, R-Lum, and Lapeer Mayor William Sprague will also be on hand to present each recipient with a special tribute. Tickets for the award breakfast banquet cost $13 per person to attend, which includes a breakfast buffet. Seating is limited to around 100 people, so pre-registration is required to attend. To register, call the Chamber of Commerce office at 810-664-6641. — Jacob Hunsanger

Paradise Animal Rescue prepares for anniversary gala on Feb. 25 DEERFIELD TWP. — Ten years ago, Paradise Animal Rescue began working for abandoned, abused and needy cats and dogs in Lapeer County. Next month, the animal shelter will celebrate a decade of hard work with a fundraising gala and auction. Located on North Lapeer Road in Deerfield Township, Paradise Animal Rescue (PAR) is the only non-profit animal protection shelter in the county, which operates to find permanent homes for homeless pets and provide appropriate medical treatment to animals to reduce sickness, disease and overpopulation. PAR also promotes humane education to prevent animal cruelty in the area. In the past decade, according to PAR, the organization has successfully spayed or neutered, vaccinated and found homes for over 1,000 homeless cats and dogs. Many of those animals were also provided with medical treatments for a

variety of issues. The seventh annual Project Warm Paws Gala fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Lapeer Country Club in Elba Township. The event is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. and will include a gourmet dinner and dessert, music, and both a live and silent auction. The band One Neo Eon will provide the entertainment for the evening. The big-ticket item in the auction will be a stay in a three-bedroom villa on St. Martin Island in the Caribbean. However, PAR is still seeking auction items for the fundraiser, including jewelry, handmade items, collectibles and other weekend get-aways. All donations are tax-deductible. Tickets to the Project Warm Paws Gala are $50 per person or $85 per couple. For more information about the fundraiser event, to make a donation or to purchase tickets, call 810-338-6623 or 810358-6277. — Jacob Hunsanger

Fill in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through 9. You can’t change the digits already provided in the grid. You have to work around them. Every puzzle has just one correct solution.

Aries, you’re in a good mood, and you begin to express your inner child this week. You want to participate in as many activities as you can.

Taurus, your idealistic view of work this week may win you extra points with the boss. This is especially true if you continue to put your head down and work hard.

Gemini, although the week proves to be very busy, somehow you’re able to sail through without a worry. That’s ideal for keeping stress levels at a minimum.

Cancer, things seem to be even keel at home, but there is something that will pop up this week that will catch you off guard. Stay alert and you will handle it effectively.

Leo, your physical energy is high this week, and that gives you a little more hop in your step. It also enables you to get a lot of things accomplished.

Virgo, you like to work behind the scenes and not be the center of attention. But this week you may be even more out of the limelight than ever. Others may wonder if you’re there.

Libra, your fantasy life is very vivid right now, and it may put a little fun and spice to your everyday activities. Find inspiration through dreams and other desires.

Scorpio, you could have a series of very productive days this week. You are at the top of your professional game and are actually enjoying the feeling of power.

Sagittarius, getting together with a few coworkers or friends and having a night out could be just what you need this week. It’s time to relax and kick back.

S u d o k u Crossword CLUES ACROSS 1. Tooth caregiver 4. Greek counterpart of Rhea 7. A numbered mail compartment (abbr.) 10. New Zealand parrots 12. Political action committees 14. Fringe-toed lizard 15. Reposes 17. Winglike structures 18. MacMurray of “My Three Sons” 19. Oprah’s Broadway show 22. Ceaser, egg and tossed 23. Oarlock 24. Agile, lively (nautical) 25. Skim or dart 26. And (Latin) 27. Embodies 28. Gallivants 30. Hyperbolic cosecant 32. Rural delivery 33. Atomic #89 34. Opposite of wealthy 36. Imus and Knotts 39. Yellow ageratum species 41. Large tropical Am. lizard 43. Late Show star 46. Armor breastplate 47. “Death in the Family” author 48. Liquors from rice 50. Bread for a burger 51. Yeast 52. 100 = 1 tala in W. Samoa 53. Two-year-old sheep 54. Hyrax or cony 55. Engine additive CLUES DOWN 1. Danish krone (abbr.)

2. Insect repellents 3. Move sideways 4. October’s birthstones 5. __ Alto, California city 6. Mark of healed tissue 7. Somewhat purple 8. Egg mixture cooked until just set 9. Past tense of bid 11. Ancient stone slab bearing markings 13. 9th month (abbr.) 16. Thrown into a fright 18. A playful antic 20. “Waiting for Lefty” playwright 21. Ultrahigh frequency 28. Cutting gun barrel spirals

29. Youth loved by Aphrodite 30. Get by begging 31. Cleans by scrubbing vigorously 34. Bubonic calamity 35. Radioactivity unit 37. South African peoples 38. Legless reptiles 40. Thick piece of something 41. A distinct part of a list 42. Regarding (Scottish prep.) 43. Something that is owed 44. Mild exclamation 45. Etce____: continuing the same 49. Variation of 17 down

Solutions You have specific goals, Capricorn. But you can’t let ambition rule your life. Sometimes it is best to just enjoy the moment and the people around you.

Aquarius, others may want you to explore uncharted territory. While momentarily sceptical, you soon could realize this is an opportunity that does not come along too often.

Pisces, though you may try to keep your feelings to yourself this week, it won’t be hard for others to discern your mood.

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VERY URGENT! AVAILABLE 1/11 Woody is a GREAT beautiful beagle that is a "quiet" boy!! Woody just sits in his cage and doesn't make a peep! He is approximately 5 years old and weighs approx. 45 lbs. He is good on a leash, seems housebroke, and listens well! He is ready for adoption now at the Lapeer County Animal Shelter, 2396 W. Genesee in Lapeer. If interested in this puppy or other pets, drop by or call (810) 667-0236. The Shelter is open 9:30 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday; and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

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JAMES EDMUND FITZGERALD, 85, of Lapeer (formerly of Detroit and Port Huron), died Wednesday, January 11, 2012. Jim was born August 5, 1926 in Port Huron, son to Edmund and Gertrude (Gleason) Fitzgerald. Jim married Patricia Fick of Lapeer on April 21, 1955. Jim graduated from St. Stephen School in Port Huron and was quickly drafted into the US Army to serve during WWII. Upon discharge from the Army, Jim began college and in 1951 graduated from the Michigan State University School of Journalism. That same year, Jim started with The Lapeer County Press working as an ad salesman and reporter. Jim’s career at The Lapeer County Press spanned the next 25 years, becoming the paper’s editor in 1960. In 1976, Jim began his 20-year career as the “Back Page Columnist” with the Detroit Free Press. Jim retired in 1996. During Jim’s career he earned numerous honors for newspaper editing and column writing. In 1953 and 1963, Jim was awarded the Michigan Press Association’s “Best Column” award. In 1980, he was awarded the Harriett Taubman Feminist of the Year Award (an honor he personally held in dear esteem). In 1981, 1982 and 1983, Jim earned the UPI’s 1st Place Column Award and in 2009 Jim was inducted into the MSU State News Alumni Hall of Fame. Above all, Jim loved his wife and family. He is survived by his wife Patricia Fitzgerald of Lapeer, children: Karen Fitzgerald of Lapeer, Christie (Wes) Smith of Lapeer, and Edmund (Colleen) Fitzgerald of Grosse Pointe Woods, eight grandchildren: Michele (Phil) Guerra of Flint, Melissa Skwirsk of Lapeer, John (Jennifer) Wescott of Seattle, WA, Emily (Matt) Caswell of Lansing, Patricia Smith of Atlanta, GA, Adam Smith of Lapeer, Elaine Smith of Lapeer and Jimmy Fitzgerald of Grosse Pointe Woods, eight great grandchildren: Phillip (Rachel) Guerra, Ryan Guerra, Grace Guerra, Madelynn Guerra, Max Skwirsk, Lucas Skwirsk, Jackson Wescott and Jordan Wescott, one great-great grandson, London Guerra. Jim is also survived by his four sisters: Jean Fitzgerald of Troy, Mary Lou Dixon of Rochester Hills, Nancy Hartnett of Cincinnati, OH and Linda (Tony) Grauzer of San Antonio, TX. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers-in-law: Bill Fitzgerald, Jack Dixon and Al “Gabby” Hartnett. Per Jim’s wishes, cremation and a private family memorial have already taken place. Memorial contributions may be made to the following: Lapeer County Historical Society, 518 W Nepessing St # 1, Lapeer, MI 48446; Focus: HOPE, 1355 Oakman Boulevard Detroit, Michigan 48238 or Lapeer Community Scholarship & Student Fund, Lapeer Community Schools ASC, 250 2nd St., Lapeer, MI 48448, attn: Sue Wilmers. Muir Brothers Funeral Home - Lapeer Our family serving yours for Generations www.muirbrotherslapeer.com 810-664-8111

SHANE A. DIAMOND, 38, of Lapeer, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 9, 2012. He was born in Lapeer on May 11, 1973. Shane was a graduate of Lapeer West High School, class of 1991. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding his motorcycle. He leaves behind his parents, Michael and Barb Diamond of Lapeer; brother, Mike Diamond of Lapeer; grandmother, Burnadine Diamond of Lapeer; nephew, Kevin Diamond; also many aunts, uncles, and cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Bill Diamond; and grandparents, Earnest and Evelyn Lamkey. Funeral services were held Friday, January 13, 2012 at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home Capstick Chapel, 542 Liberty Park Lapeer, MI 48446. Pastor Todd Smith officiated. Burial was at Lum Cemetery. To place an online condolence please visit www.LynchFamilyFuneralDirectors.com Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors Capstick Chapel — Downtown Lapeer 810-664-8282 “A Family Tradition of Dignified Service”

ROGER L. EWERS, SR., 76, of Mansfield, Ohio, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2011. “If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.” (John 8:51) Roger Ewers spent his life as a student of the risen Christ Jesus. He believed in Christ just like he believed in a sunrise: not only because he could see it, but because by it, he saw everything. His Christian worldview kept him seeking God's will in every part of his life. Thursday morning Roger did not meet death, rather he met glory as his faith became sight from MedCentral Mansfield Hospital. He was 76. Born Roger Leonard Ewers on November 3, 1935 in Mansfield, he served four years with the U.S. Air Force, as well as years in the Reserves. He attended Fruitland Seminary in Ashville, NC and was ordained as a minister of the Word. He earned his doctorate of Bible Theology from International Bible Institute & Seminary, and server as founding pastor of Truth Baptist Church in Lum, Michigan. Truth Baptist is a King James reading, new life fellowshipping Mom & Pop Church that opened its arms to people of all faith backgrounds. A member of the National Republican Committee, Roger was conservative in his ideology. He worked as an insurance salesman, car salesman, truck driver, and even a door-to-door Fuller Brush salesman. There pretty much wasn't anything that Roger had not done! Regardless of his vocation, Roger's focus was only and always on the grace of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is survived by his wife, Rosetta (Irelan) Ewers; his children and their spouses, Peggy and Dale Lewis of Mansfield, Angela & Danny Young of Greenwood, SC, Gina and Chris Titus of Marlette, MI, and Brad & Gale Ewers of Grand Blanc, MI; a daughter-in-law, Natalie Ewers of Flint, MI; grandchildren, Brandon, Michael, Cashus, Shara. Ginny, Austin, Blake, McKenzie, Amber, Ashlyn, Kati, Jessika, David and Elisha; great grandchildren, Addyson, Julia, Mason and Kiera; brothers and a sister-in-law, Darrell & Sue Ewers of Chicago, IL and Gordon Ewers of Akron, OH; his former wife, Opal Gottschalk of Lexington, OH; and his cherished friend, associate pastor and “Silas,” Pastor John Steeley of Lum, MI. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard & Helen (Zolman) Ewers; sons, Brian Ewers and Roger “Lenny” Ewers, II; and granddaughter, Susie. Memorial contributions may be made to Truth Baptist Church. Visitation and funeral services were held Saturday, January 14, 2012 in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, Mansfield, Ohio. Burial with military honors was in Forest Cemetery, Fredericktown. Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Ewers family, and condolences to them may be made at: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

BETTY A. JOHNDRO, 90, of Lapeer, formerly of Flint, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at home with her family around her. Betty was born on November 30, 1921, in Flint, daughter of the late Guy V. and Agnes (Jones) Langley. She later married Alfred Jr. Johndro on October 20, 1943. Betty is survived by her children, Donna (Richard) Rowe,Terry (Robert) Giffel, Marilynn (Gail) Batzloff, Thomas (Patricia) Johndro, Julie (Michael) McCurdy, Teresa Johndro. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; two brothers; and one sister. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Ronald; one brother; and one sister. Memorials in memory of Betty may be made to the family. Funeral services were held Friday, January 13, 2012 from Jansen Family Funeral Home Columbiaville. Pastor Dave Dunn and Sarah Batzloff officiated. Interment Davison Cemetery.

KAY S. JOHNSON, 75, life long resident of Clifford area, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at Lapeer Regional Medical Center. She was born December 10, 1936, in Clifford, daughter to the late Clare & Rose (Jordan) Friday. She graduated from Saginaw Arthur Hill High School in 1954 and attended Howard Beauty College in Bay City. She married Roy C. Johnson Jr. August 6, 1954 in Birch Run. He preceded her in death October 16, 1995. Kay worked as a Beautician for many years in the area. She attended the Mayville United Methodist Church. She was a former Lay Leader at Silverwood United Methodist Church and also member of North Branch Eastern Star 149 where she was a past Worthy Matron. She also was a former North Branch Cub Scout den mother. She is survived by her son, Roy C. Johnson III of Clifford; daughters, Vickie Jo & Wayne Buehler of South Sioux City, NE, Sandra & Dwayne Saltzgiber of Waterford; sisters, Rose Lee & Charles Elrich of Saginaw, Shirley Davis of Bannister; grandchildren, Drew, Carolynne, Stephanie, Beth, Zachary, Adam; and great granddaughter, Sophia. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Lloyd and David Friday; and sister, Dorothy Stebbins. Memorials may be donated to the family. Funeral services were held Friday, January 13, 2012 at Mayville United Methodist Church in Mayville, Pastor Carol Brown officiated. Burial was in the West Burlington Cemetery in Silverwood. Arrangements By Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette,MI. (989) 635-3658 www.marshfuneral.com ORVA JEAN DOUGHERTY, 82, of Lapeer (lifetime area resident) died Sunday, January 8, 2012. Orva was born October 28, 1929, in Clarkston, daughter to Charles and Ada (Clouse) Judd. She married Melvin “Jay” Dougherty, Sr. on October 25, 1947, in Alpena. Mrs. Dougherty was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved spending time with her whole family. Mrs. Dougherty is survived by her husband, Melvin “Jay” Dougherty, Sr.; children, Melvin (Susan) Dougherty Jr. of Lapeer, Allen (Marilee) Dougherty of Covington, LA, Roger (Laurie) Dougherty of Lapeer, Tamara Dougherty of Lapeer, Theresa (Paul) Chamarro of Lapeer; grandchildren: Mark, Linda, Lori, Kathy, Jennifer, Aaron, Nolie, Terry, Brian, Justin, Megan, Amanda, Eric, Brian, Christopher, Andrew, Kayla, Dustin, Sarah; 23 great-grandchildren; five great-greatgrandchildren; and brothers, Marlin (Thelma) Judd of Attica and Vick (Frieda) Judd of Attica. She was preceded in death by siblings, Orvin Schimelphfenning, Donna Everson and Charles Judd; and her parents. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer, officiated by Rev. Arnold Bracy. Burial took place at Attica Township Cemetery, Attica. Muir Brothers Funeral Home - Lapeer Our family serving yours for Generations www.muirbrotherslapeer.com 810-664-8111

KENNETH F. GEOIT, 75, of North Branch, passed away Monday, January 9, 2012. He was born August 18, 1936, in Lapeer, son to the late William (Jay) and Ada Geoit. Kenneth was a charter member of the Lapeer Area Elks Lodge 2567, Lapeer Fraternal Order of Eagles 2427, Mancelona Moose Lodge, and UAW Local 659. Some of his passions included golfing, gardening, playing cards with friends, woodworking, winemaking, camping and fishing. Kenneth is survived by his wife of 56 years, Susann Geoit; daughter, Kendra (Bryan) Gawlas of North Branch; son, Jay (Cindy) Geoit of Hilliard, OH; grandchildren, Natalie (Brian) Tackes, Nicholas (fiancèe), Stacey) Gawlas, Matthew (fiancèe Ashley) Gawlas, Ryan (Kristin) Geoit, Mitchell Geoit; sister, Katherine Frank of Lapeer; also many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations to Brian’s House Hospice, American Cancer Society or charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. Funeral services were held Friday, January 13, 2012 at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home Capstick Chapel, 542 Liberty Park Lapeer, MI 48446. Elder Gary Perria officiated. Cremation followed. To place an online condolence please visit www.LynchFamilyFuneralDirectors.com Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors Capstick Chapel Downtown Lapeer - 810-664-8282 “A Family Tradition of Dignified Service” CONNIE CLARK, 65, of Chesterfield Township, previously of Lake Orion, Shreveport, and Bossier City, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at Mt. Clemens Regional Medical Center. Connie Sue Bryant was born on May 8, 1946, in Imlay City, the daughter of Dare and Phyllis Bryant. She graduated from Belding High School, class of 1964. She married Larry Clark on December 12, 1964, in Imlay City. She is survived by her husband, Larry Clark of Chesterfield Township; son, Kevin (Nicole) Clark of Richmond; daughters, Michelle (Scott) Bradley of Clinton Township, Lisa (Mike) Coykendall of Hastings, Kristi (Joe) Schons of Macomb; 15 grandchildren; brothers, Charles (Janel) Bryant of Belding, Phillip (Joann) Bryant of Sault Ste Marie, Kirk (Carol) Bryant of Spanaway, WA, and Donald (Sherry) Bryant of Belding; and sister, Mary (Charles) Rittersdorf of Belding. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dare and Phyllis Bryant. Funeral services were held Friday, January 13, 2012 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home - Imlay City. Pastor Alan Casillas officiated. Arrangements by Muir Brothers Funeral Home Imlay City. For more information please visit our online guestbook at muirbrothersfh.com Muir Brothers Funeral Home - Imlay City Our family serving yours for Generations 810-724-8285

In Loving Memory of Brad Bond July 7, 1958-January 13, 2011 There is a bridge of Memories From here to Heaven above That keeps you very close to us It’s called the “Bridge of Love” As time goes by without you And the days turn into years. They hold a millionmemories And a thousand silenttears. To us you were so “special” What more is there tosay, Except we wish withall our hearts That you were heretoday. We cannot bring the old days back Your hand we cannot touch But we will always have the memories of the one we love so much.

Love and Miss you, Jill, Jay, Lisa, Skyla, Mom & Dad, Mike, Bev & Family, Rob, Marlene & Family, Aunts, Uncles, and many friends

DANIEL ELLING, 56, of Imlay City, passed away, Monday, January 9, 2012 at Brian’s House in Davison. Daniel Leslie Elling was born on June 17, 1955, in Almont, the son of Garrett and Trace Elling. He spent most of his life in Imlay City and is a graduate of Imlay City High School, class of 1973. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1973 1976, and spent a few years in Germany. Daniel married Laura Lynne Rogers on May 7, 1977 in Imlay City. He was a member of the Imlay City Christian Reformed Church. Daniel was a gravel train driver for TKMS of Oxford for 10 years. Daniel also worked for TRW for 20 years in the Burnish Department in Washington Twp. Prior to TRW he worked for Hammills/Firestone. He loved being out of doors and tinkering with his tractors and taking the grandchildren for rides on the tractors. Daniel is survived by his wife, Laura Elling of Imlay City; son, Eric (Jessica) Elling of Fort Hood, TX; daughter, Erin (Jeremy) Lane of Imlay City; grandchildren, Jazmyne Lane, Carter Lane, Autumn Elling, Amari Elling and Jordyn Elling; mother, Trace Elling of Attica; brothers, Thomas (Connie) Elling of Imlay City, Michael (Margie) Elling of Lapeer, Gary (Patricia) Elling of Imlay City and Bradley (Robin) Elling of Lapeer; parents inlaw, Glenn and Gail Rogers; and brother in-law, Gary Felton of Imlay City. He was preceded in death by his father, Garrett Elling in 2000; and a sister in-law, Linda Rogers Felton. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at Imlay City Christian Reformed Church. Pastor David Spoelma, pastor of Imlay City Christian Reformed Church, will officiate. Burial will follow at Goodland Township Cemetery. The family will be available for visiting 2-5 p.m. and 68 p.m. Monday, January 16, 2012 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Imlay City and 10-11a.m. Tuesday at the church. Arrangements by Muir Brothers Funeral Home Imlay City. For more information please visit our online guestbook at muirbrothersfh.com Muir Brothers Funeral Home - Imlay City Our family serving yours for Generations 810-724-8285 EILEEN G. CLOUSE, R.N., 79, of Oxford, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Walter. Dear Mother of Michael (Ruth) of North Branch, Patrick (Louise) of Lapeer, Margaret “Maggie” (the late David) Jaruzel of Flint, Timothy (Karen) of Lake Orion, Bridget (Gregory) Murray of Rochester Hills, Kevin (Lisa) of Centreville,VA., Sean (Megan) of Royal Oak, Walter Jr. (Joyce) of Lake Orion, and Robert (Kris) of Lake Orion. Loving Grandmother of 26 Grandchildren, and 14 Great Grandchildren. Mrs. Clouse is also survived by a brother and several sisters. She was preceded in death by her wonderful parents and two siblings. “Mrs. C”, as she was fondly called, cherished books, travel, and all things Irish. She embraced life in all forms – nature, animals, plants, but above all, people. Mom bonded with every person she ever met and each held a special place in her heart. Life without her…unimaginable. Mrs. Clouse was a Registered Nurse, and was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. The Clouse family suggests memorials be made to Eileen G. Clouse Scholarship Fund at St. Joseph’s School, or Mercy Hospice. Funeral services were held Friday, January 13, 2011 from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Internment was at Eastlawn Cemetery. Memorial reflections to the family may be made to www.sparksgriffin.com

DEAN L. RUDDOCK, 91, of Lapeer died Tuesday, January 10, 2012. Dean was born April 3, 1920, in Attica, son to Lysle and Evelyn (Hunt) Ruddock. He graduated in 1938 from Lapeer High School and married Margaret Anne Cork on June 11, 1941 in Berkley, Michigan. Mr. Ruddock proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. Dean drove truck for Earl C. Smith Inc., retiring in 1978. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Lapeer since 1938 and truly enjoyed golfing. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Ruddock of Lapeer; children, David (Joanne) Ruddock of Lapeer, Stephen (Brenda) Ruddock of Lapeer; grandchildren, Kevin, Aaron, Jeffrey, Amy, Sarah, Clayton and Seth; great grandchildren, Bradley, Derek, Hanna, Owen, Leah, Lucas, Sorin and Mason; and siblings, Dorothy Cowley of Royal Oak and Richard Ruddock of Titusville, Florida. Mr. Ruddock was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Iolene Miller. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church. Dean’s funeral service was held Thursday, January 12, 2012 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Lapeer, Rev. Ralph Pieper, II officiated. Burial was in Attica Twp. Cemetery. Muir Brothers Funeral Home - Lapeer Our family serving yours for Generations www.muirbrotherslapeer.com 810-664-8111 JANICE WRIGHT, 69, of Imlay City, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2012 at home. Janice U. Walker was born on November 3, 1942, in Goodland Township. She was the daughter of Earl and Winnie Walker. She grew up in Imlay City and graduated from Imlay City High School, class of 1961. She recently celebrated her 50 year class reunion. She married Glenn Wright on December 16, 1961, in Imlay City. They just celebrated 50 years of marriage. She was a member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Motorcycle Association. She and Glenn have traveled through 37 states on their motorcycles. She is survived by her husband, Glenn Wright of Imlay City; sons, Steven Wright of Imlay City, Terry Wright of Elba; four grandchildren, Justine Wright, Steven Wright, William Wright, Kiri Wright; and two sisters, Elaine (Kenneth) Harley and Thelma MacLarty. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Winnie Walker. A funeral service was held Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home - Imlay City. Pastor Donald Mosher of West Goodland United Methodist Church officiated. Arrangements by Muir Brothers Funeral Home Imlay City. For more information please visit our online guestbook at muirbrothersfh.com Muir Brothers Funeral Home - Imlay City Our family serving yours for Generations 810-724-8285

In Loving Memory Jonell Seaman November 13, 1990-January 15, 2010 On our first anniversary of your death, you just turned 21, not a day goes by that our hearts don’t ache. We all miss you, and your memory continues to live on with your family and friends. Goodbyes are still so painful but we know you are not alone. No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it and only God knows why. Miss you and Love you, Dad, Mom, Jamie, Jeff, and Family JANET NEVA HUNTLEY, 62, of Lapeer, died Wednesday, January 11, 2012. Janet was born October 26, 1949, daughter to Charles & Lillian (Cramer) Voss. Jan graduated from Lapeer High School, class of 1967. She worked for many years as a teacher’s aid with the Lapeer Community Schools - she retired from Turrill Elementary. Janet is survived by her husband, Bill Huntley of Lapeer; three children, Erin (Walt) Symons of Grand Blanc, Tim (Vicki) O’Neill of Lapeer and Keevin (Kim) O’Neill of Vicksburg, MI; three step-children, Loren (Marie) Huntley of Lapeer, Laura (Terry) Nickel of Fostoria and Lance (Robin) Huntley of Lapeer; 15 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and her siblings, Richard (Mary Linn) Voss of Lapeer, William (Marilyn) Voss Fife Lake, Joseph (Sonia) Voss Kalamazoo, and Kathy (Danny) Clifton of Otto, NC. Jan was preceded in death by her parents; and her step mother, Evelyn Coulter Voss. Janet’s family will be scheduling a memorial service in the very near future. Muir Brothers Funeral Home - Lapeer Our family serving yours for Generations www.muirbrotherslapeer.com 810-664-8111


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ART AND THEATER SATURDAY, FEB. 11 Wayne Brady, known for his role in ABC’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway,” presents his variety show at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley, Flint at 8 p.m. Cost is $25-49. Details: www.TheWhiting.com or 810-237-7333. Dance Sport, presented by the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble with guest choreographer Harrison McEldowney, known for his work on the closing ceremonies at the 1992 olympics, at 8 p.m. at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts Jewish Community Center, 6600 W. Maple Rd., West Bloomfield. Cost is $20 for students and seniors and $25 for everyone else. Details/Purchase tickets: 248559-2095.

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Spencers Theatre of Illusion at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley, Flint at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $12-29. Details: www.TheWhiting.com or 810-237-7333.

CARDS AND GAMES MONDAYS Bingo at the Elba Lions Club. Early birds start at 7 p.m. and regular games start at 7:30 p.m. The kitchen will be open for snacks. Details: 810-6679801.

TUESDAYS Bingo, hosted by the Lapeer Masonic Lodges at the Lapeer Center Building. Early birds start at 7 p.m. and regular bingo at 7:30 p.m. The kitchen will be open for dinner and snacks. Details: 810-6642109.

WEDNESDAYS Bingo night at the North Branch American Legion Post 457. Early bird starts at 6:30 p.m., regular play at 7:10 p.m. Details: 810-688-2660.

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FOURTH

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Darts beginning at 7 p.m. at VFW post 4139, 128 Daley Rd., Mayfield Township. Details: 810664-9222.

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Scrabble Club meetings 5-7:45 p.m. at the Marguerite deAngeli Library. Bring your Scrabble board and a clock if possible. Details: Renee, 810667-7096.

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FOURTH

FRIDAYS

Euchre tournament at VFW Post 4139, 128 Daley Rd., Mayfield Township, at 7 p.m. Cost is $7. Details: 810-664-9222.

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Darts at VFW Post 4139, 128 Daley Rd., Mayfield Township, at 7 p.m. Cost is $5. Details: 810-664-9222.

FRIDAYS Bingo at the Odd Fellows Hall, 471 W. Nepessing St., Lapeer. Early bird play is at 7 p.m. and regular play is at 7:30 p.m. Details: 810-6642802.

FIRST SATURDAYS Chess players social from 1-3 p.m. at River Street Music & Café, 454 W. Nepessing St., Lapeer. Details: 810-667-9300.

SECOND SATURDAYS Euchre Night hosted by the Almont Lions Club at the hall, 222 Water St., Almont. Doors open at 6 p.m. and play begins at 7 p.m. Cost is $15 per person. Identification required. Proceeds benefit humanitarian projects. Details: Don, 810-798-9609. Euchre tournament at Sacred Heart Church, 700 Maple Vista St., Imlay City. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games begin at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $10. Details: 810-798-2214.

SECOND, FOURTH SUNDAYS Bunco starting at 1 p.m. at VFW Post 4139, 128 Daley Rd., Mayfield Township. Sign up at 12:30 p.m. Entry fee is $5. Details: 810-664-9222.

CHILDREN THURSDAYS Attica Christian playgroup from 9:30-11 a.m., featuring pre-school sized Bible stories, a snack, interactive songs, crafts and games with Christian themes. Parents are required to stay with their children during the group. Space is limited. Details/reservations: Pam Holihan, 810-724-6941

CHURCH SUNDAYS Ancient-Future Worship at St. Matthews Anglican Church, 220 W. Nepessing St., Lapeer, at 10 a.m. Details: 810-667-8910 or www.stmatthewslapeer.org.

WEDNESDAYS Word of Life Club, 6:30-8 p.m., at Calvary Bible Church, 923 S. Main St., Lapeer. For grades 7-12. Details: 810-664-2838. Awana at Hadley Community Church, 3638 Hadley Rd., Hadley from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Details: 810-797-4540. Adult Bible Study, youth group, Discipleland children’s ministry and nursery, 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Faith Christian Family Church, 3440 Davison Rd. Details: 810-667-0075. 2911 Youth, games and worship for kids ages 13-18 at 7 p.m. at New Life Christian Church, 4411 Newark Rd. Details: www.newlifechristian.net or 810-724-2702. Family night at New Life Christian Church, 4411 Newark Rd., at 7 p.m. Details: www.newlifechristian.net or 810-724-2702. Youth night at 7 p.m. at Faith Christian Family Church, 3440 Davison Rd., Lapeer. Details: 810667-0075. Divorce Care at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 90 Millville Rd., Lapeer, at 7 p.m. Details/registration: 810-664-6653. Knit/Crochet Out of Love (KOOL) ministry meeting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in room 219 of Grand Blanc Faith Lutheran Church. Details: Judy Caruso at 810-424-1566. Voyager’s Cafe, conversation and communion, at 7 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 220 W. Nepessing St., Lapeer. Childcare provided.

Details: 810-667-8910 or www.stmatthewslapeer.org.

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THURSDAYS

Lapeer Lions Club meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Lapeer Center Building, 425 County Center St., Lapeer. Details: 810-724-0818.

Junior and senior high youth groups at 7 p.m. at Dryden United Methodist Church, 5394 Main St., Dryden. Details: 810-796-3341.

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SECOND MONDAYS

The Well young adults group for anyone ages 18-30 at 8 p.m. at Faith Christian Family Church, 3440 Davison Rd., Lapeer. Worship, word and fellowship. Details: 810-667-0075.

Meeting of the Almont Community Historical Society at the museum, 149 S. Main St., Almont, at 7 p.m. Details: Shelley Henshaw, 810-798-3090 or almonthistorical@yahoo.com.

SATURDAYS

SECOND TUESDAYS

Refreshed Hearts meeting at New Beginnings Family Church, 1066 N. Saginaw St., Lapeer, at 5 p.m. Please use rear entrance. Details: 810-2453622.

Lapeer County Amateur Radio Club meetings at 7:30 p.m. at the Lapeer County Central Dispatch Center basement, 2332 W. Genesee St., Lapeer.

SUNDAYS Youth Group from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Shepherd’s Home Church, 655 N. Saginaw St., Lapeer. Details: 810-793-1599. The Element for adults ages 18-30. Details: www.newlifechristian.net or 810-724-2702.

COMMUNITY MONDAYS Sweet Adelines rehearsals from 7-10 p.m. at the Davison Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd., Davison. Details: 810-742-0977 or www.songofthelakes.webs.com.

THURSDAYS Harmony Gateway Chorus rehearsals from 79:30 p.m. at the Davison Assembly of God Church, 1234 S. Gale Rd., Davison. Details: 810-664-3552, 810-496-0516 or harmonygatewaychorus@yahoo.com.

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Free community gym and dodgeball tournament from 8-10:30 p.m. at Victory World Outreach Church, 10291 Green Rd., Goodrich. Activities include basketball, ping pong, fooseball and dodgeball tournaments. Details: 810-636-2100. MOPS and MOMs Next meetings at the North Branch Wesleyan Church, 3164 North Branch Rd., North Branch, from 9:15-11:30 a.m.

THIRD FRIDAYS Dinner, desserts and refreshments at VFW Post 2492, 598 N. Almont Ave., Imlay City, from 4-7 p.m. Cost is $7 per plate, all you can eat. Details: 810-724-1250.

FIRST SATURDAYS Country Music Jamboree with music, dancing and door prizes from 1-5 p.m. at the Old Town Hall. Cost is $4. Proceeds to benefit Lapeer West and Goodrich high schools scholarship funds. Sponsored by the Handley Chamber of Commerce. Details: 810-797-4008.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, FEB. 11-12 Lapeer Optimist Pond Hockey Tournament, 4-on4, at the Lake Nepessing Boat Club. There will be three brackets, ages 18 and up, 30 and up, and 40 and up. Lapeer East/West Alumni games will be at 6 p.m. on Saturday. Cost is $300, due by Jan. 13. Go online to www.lapeeroptimist.org Details: Brad Neumann at 248-240-8509 or Todd McCreedy at 810-614-1375, or e-mail lopondhockey@gmail.com.

CONCERTS WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, FEB. 8-9 Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley, Flint at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $25-48. Details: www.TheWhiting.com or 810-237-7333.

FOOD FOR A CAUSE WEDNESDAYS Steakburger dinner from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Lapeer Eagles Club, 3565 Davison Rd., Lapeer. Details: 810-664-2812.

THIRD THURSDAYS Spaghetti dinner at the Hadley Old Town Hall, 3551 Hadley Rd., from 5-8 p.m. Proceeds support The Lions Club charitable activities.

Fish fry from 4-8 p.m. at Lapeer Eagles Club, 3565 Davison Rd., Lapeer. Details: 810-664-2812. AND

Imlay City MOPS meetings from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Imlay City Christian Reformed Church, 395 W. Cedar St., Imlay City. Mothers of children 5 years old and younger welcome. Childcare is provided. Details: 810-724-4315.

THIRD FRIDAYS

Fish fry from 5-8 p.m. at VFW Post 4139, 128 Daley Rd., Mayfield Twp. Proceeds help with local charities. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children 5-12, under 5 eat free. Take out meals are $9. Details: 810-664-9222.

LAST FRIDAYS Ribeye steak fry, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 16, 1701 W. Genesee St., Lapeer. Choice of potatoes, salads, homemade breads and beverages offered.

THIRD SATURDAYS Country Breakfast hosted by the Davison DeMolay at the Davison Masonic Center, 9108 Davison Rd., Davison, from 8-11 a.m. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-12 and free for children 4 years and younger. Details: 810-653-3831.

HEALTH AND SAFETY EVERY TUESDAY Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets every Tuesday at Growth and Opportunity, 525 S. Court St., Lapeer, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dues are $5 per month. Details: Vickie, 810-397-6589.

MARKETS AND EXPOS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2012 The Great American Wedding Expo at Countryside Banquet Center, 596 S. Cedar Rd., Imlay City, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $5. Details: 810-275-3284 or www.thegreatamericanweddingexpo.com.

Center, 395 E. Third St. Details: 810-724-6030. Video exercise at 11 a.m., a euchre tournament at noon and cribbage at 12:30 p.m. every Monday at the Lapeer Senior Center in downtown Lapeer.

TUESDAYS Sing-a-long at 9:30 a.m. and a euchre tournament at 1 p.m. every Tuesday at the Imlay City Senior Center, 395 E. Third St. Details: 810-7246030. Line dancing at 9:30 a.m., Texas Hold ‘em at noon and machine embroidery at 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Lapeer Senior Center in downtown Lapeer.

THURSDAYS Video exercise at 11 a.m., pinochle and mah jongg at noon every Thursday at the Lapeer Senior Center in downtown Lapeer. Line Dancing at 9:30 a.m., exercise at 10:30 a.m., current events at 12:30 p.m. and bridge at 1 p.m. every Wednesday at the Imlay City Senior Center, 395 E. Third St. Details: 810-724-6030.

FRIDAYS

Retired hospital employees meeting at 12:30 p.m. at Empire Wok, 325 E. Genesee St., Lapeer. Open to any former employee of Lapeer Regional Hospital.

Bingo every Friday at 10:00 a.m. and Texas Hold ’em at 12:30. at the Imlay City Senior Center, 395 E. Third St. Details: 810-724-6030. Clogging at 10:30 a.m. and poker at noon every Friday at the Lapeer Senior Center in downtown Lapeer.

WEDNESDAYS

TUESDAYS

Lapeer TOPS 888 meetings at the Masonic Temple, 1685 N. Saginaw St., Lapeer. Weigh-in from 8:30-9:30 a.m. meeting from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Details: Linda, 810-245-3955 or Lois, 810-2458674.

Senior stretch and exercise class from 8:30-9:30 a.m. The free class includes light exercise and breathing and relaxation techniques at the Marlette Regional Hospital East Campus Community Conference Room, 2861 Main St #B in Marlette. Details: 989-635-4530.

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SECOND WEDNESDAYS Davison book discussion group meeting at 6 p.m. at the Davison Area library, 203 E. Fourth St., Davison. FIRST

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Hadley Township Historical Society meeting at 7 p.m. For location and details: 810-797-2117 or 810-797-4026

SECOND THURSDAYS Inventors Council of Mid Michigan meeting from 7-9 p.m. at Walli’s Restaurant, 1341 Center Rd., Burton. Cost is $5 for non-members. Details: www.inventorscouncil.org, 810-397-5200 or 810621-3468. Bead Guild meeting at the North Branch Library, 6-7:30 p.m. Free lessons, kits for sale. All beading levels welcome. Details: 248-321-8420.

THIRD THURSDAYS Lapeer Wildflowers meeting with local affiliates of the Women’s National Farm and Garden Association meeting at 6:30 p.m. Call ahead for location and verify time. Details: Cecilia Montgomery, 810-664-6733.

NIGHT LIFE WEDNESDAYS Duffy Connolly every Wednesday night at The Outer Limits, 8095 N. State Rd., Davison. Don Capman and Harry Scherer every Wednesday night, 6-9 p.m., at Side Tracks Bar & Grill, 266 Lake Nepessing Road, Lapeer.

THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS Dance party and karaoke from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at Side Tracks Bar & Grill, 266 Lake Nepessing Rd., Elba Twp. DJ Tory Capman will be performing. Details: 810-660-7733.

SUNDAYS Open jam session for musicians from 7-11 p.m., at Side Tracks Bar & Grill, 266 Lake Nepessing Rd., Lapeer. Details: 810-660-7733.

SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS FRIDAYS Young Adults Finance Class from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Shepherd’s Home Church, 655 N. Saginaw St., Lapeer. Details: 810-793-1599.

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SINGLES FIRST TUESDAYS Selective Singles social and travel club meets at Louie’s Sports Tavern in Lapeer. Details: 810-6378454.

SOCIALS Breast cancer survivor support group meetings at the Seton Conference Room at the Marlette Regional Hospital. For meeting times and dates, contact Melissa Balcom at 810-712-0455 or Sandy Cargill at 989-635-2474 or marlettebreastfriends@yahoo.com.

AUCTION

Saturday, January 21 - 10 AM Location: Metamora Lions Hall, 3790 N Oak St, Metamora, MI Directions: From I-69 & M-24 (Lapeer Rd) Intersection in Lapeer, (Exit #155), Go South on M-24 approx. 5.5 Miles to Dryden Rd, turn East, go approx. 1 Mile to Downtown Metamora, turn North on N Oak St (Metamora Rd) then Go approx. 1/2 Mile to Hall. Auctioneer’s Note: There’s something here for everyone. Tool buyer’s don’t miss this auction, you won’t be disappointed! Tools: Craftsman 7hp 3600-Watt 5gal Air Compressor, Snap-on Top Box w/Side Cabinet, Ryobi Slide Saw 10in w/ Stand - like new, Makita 10in Miter Saw, Craftsman 16v Drill Light Cordless Combo Kit, Craftsman 6in Bench Grinder w/Stand, Black & Decker 10in Band Saw, Ridgid 14in Cut-off Saw, Milwaukee Drill & Light Combo Kit, DeWalt D25303 Hammer Drill, DeWalt 318S Drill w/ Bits, Dremel 16in Variable Speed Scroll Saw, Ridgid 10in Chop Saw, Hitachi 16in Chain Saw - Brand New, Senco 14.4 Duraspin Drywall Gun, Laramy Plastic Welder, Craftsman 12v Drill, Cordless Finish Nailer, Cordless Makita Drill 2.6 AH, Black & Decker Belt Sander, Bostitch Stanley Air Nailer, Craftsman Sawzall, Oak Machinist Box, Machinist Tools, Makita 9v Drill, Craftsman Gas Blower, DeWalt 7in Angle Grinder, 5 sp Bench Top Drill Press, Reese Hitches w/ Sway Bars, Craftsman Router w/ Table, Craftsman Saber Saw, Craftsman 10in Band Saw, Auto Body Tools, Hardwood Floor Nailer, Post Driver, Bosch Grinder, Air Paint Guns, Air Tools, Log Roller, Buddy Heater, Black & Decker Workmate Table, Inventek Laser Level, 10gal Air Sandblaster, Tool Box, Cordless Tools Fishing & Hunting Equipment: Fishing Poles & Reels, Fishing Tackle & Boxes, Minn Kota Electric Motor 30hp Thrust Trolling Motor, Compound Bows, Binoculars, Handmade Bow, Large Boat Anchor Musical Instruments: Yamaha PSR-80 Keyboard, Wurlitzer Accordion w/ Case, N&S Accordion w/ Case, Clarinet w/ Case, Electric Guitars, Peavey Amp Micro Bass, Peavey PV Guitar Amp, Fender Guitar Case, Fender Frontman ISG Amp Jewelry: 10kt YG Created Ruby Double Heart Ring, 10kt YG Created Ruby Double Heart Pendant, 14kt YG 4 Heart Gemstone Ring, 14kt YG Opal Earrings, 10kt YG Diamond Stud Earrings, 14kt YG Diamond Wedding Set, 10kt WG Diamond Anniversary Band, 10kt YG Blue Topaz Ring, 10kt YG Pink Ice Ring, (5) Sterling Fashion Rings Coins: Foreign Coins, Walking Liberty Half Dollars, Presidential Coins, Mercury & Barber Dimes, Barber Quarters, Barber Half Dollars, V Nickels, Silver Quarters, Eisenhower Silver Dollars, Peace & Morgan Silver Dollars, Steel & Wheat Pennies, Canadian Silver Dollars, Buffalo Nickels , And much more...see website for large list. Electronics: Sony Home Theater System, Karaoke Machine, Playstation 2 w/ Games, Wii System w/Games, Ipod Ilive Bar Speaker Ultra Slim, Several digital cameras, HP Printers, Samsung DVD Recorder Antique Furniture & Collectibles: Antique Oak Dresser, Antique Smoker Stand w/ Copper Inlay, Mantle Clocks, Old Toy Tractors & Implements, Antique Silverplate Items, Beer Mirrors, Baseball & Football Cards See website for large list. Terms: Cash, Personal check, Major credit cards, 8% buyer's fee. 6% Sales tax. All purchases must be paid day of sale.

MONDAYS Exercise at 10:30 a.m. and Wii bowling at 12:15 every Monday at the Imlay City Senior

Saginaw Valley State University Nursing Graduate

B rittni Lynn Walker,

of Mayville, has graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree from Saginaw Valley State University. Graduation ceremonies took place on December 16, 2011. Brittni attained academic honors and was consistently on the Deans list, achieving the Presidents list during her last semester. She was also the recipient of several scholarships including the SVSU University Scholarship, the BSN Bridge Scholarship form SVSU from Genesys Regional Medical Center, and the Ann L. Wintermeyer Scholarship from SVSU. The new Graduate is a member of the Honor Society of Nursing - Sigma Theta Tau International and SVSU’s National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Brittni is the daughter of Paul and Karen Brown of rural Mayville and resides with her husband Josh Walker in Mayville. She is currently employed at Genesys Regional Medical Center in the Cardiac Telemetry unit and for Dr, Mary Marshall - Family Practice in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Brittni would like to extend a special thank you to her family and friends for all of their support and encouragement throughout her years in nursing school.

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Todd and Anne Wendorf of Brown City are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Eleanor Wendorf, to Jonathan Robert Jager, son of Robert and Kelly Jager of Brown City. Jamie graduated from Brown City High School in 2007, and studied English and Spanish at Saginaw Valley State University. She received her Bachelor’s degree in 2011, and currently works at the Bay Area Community Foundation. Jon graduated from Brown City High School in 2006, and studied Computer Information Systems at Saginaw Valley State University. He received his Bachelor’s degree in 2011, and currently works at Dow Corning. An August 2012 wedding is planned, and the couple will live in Bay City, MI.

Welcome Baby Edwards

Jacquelyn Kay Edwards was born November 3, 2011 at Lapeer Regional Medical Center. She weighed 8 lbs and was 20 inches long. Her parents are Kevin & Joni Edwards of Attica. The following family members welcomed her home: Big Sister Haidyn, Grandparents Norm & Pat Edwards of Brown City, Dave & Pam Cichoracki of Lapeer, Glen Buono & Susan Wszelaki of Metamora. Great Grandmothers: Marge Nordin of Brown City, Donna Morse of North Branch, Maria Buono of Silverwood.


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Imlay City wrestling hosted a tournament on Saturday. See Wednesday’s edition to see how they did.

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Boys Friday Night Scores: ALMONT 54, CAPAC 40 Almont 8 16 12 18 Capac 10 7 10 13 Sean O’Brien (C) 16 pts, 12 reb John Finn (A) 16 pts

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IMLAY CITY 76, YALE 62 Imlay City 24 2 26 24 76 Yale 12 18 13 19 62 Matt Van Dyk 17 pts., 16 rebs., 6 asts. Zach Darnell 16 pts. Ben Rodak 14 pts. LAKEVILLE 39, GENESEE CHRISTIAN 29 LakeVille 9 17 Genesee Christian 10 15 Cody VanWormer 8 pts. Mike Hebekeuser 7 pts. Mike Baier 7 pts. Harley Lang 7 pts.

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LAPEER WEST 40, HOLLY 47 Lapeer West 7 13 9 11 Holly 17 6 10 14 Cullen Turczyn 11 pts. David Price 11 pts., 5 reb.

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NORTH BRANCH 44, BIRCH RUN 50 North Branch 9 11 9 15 44 Birch Run 7 11 18 14 50 Trevor Marceau 13 pts. DRYDEN 59, BENTLEY 71 Bentley 17 15 16 Dryden 14 7 13 Tony Gjonai 20 pts Andrew Quni 8 pts

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Frantic hardwood In basketball, the pace is often supposed to be fastpaced and unsettling, especially for the opponent. However, this season appears to be especially challenging for many of our area girls’ and boys’ teams, which from our perspective are simply taking themselves out of the game with an unnecessary and frantic pace. Coaches have commented on the sideline--and to us in the newsroom--that the kids are playing too fast and are not making smart decisions. Others, frustrated out of their usually calm coaching minds have called the kids out in print, saying they are playing uninspired and like a bunch of junior high teams. Ouch. That’s likely not sitting well with parents, and even some of our headlines and recaps have not sat well with the parents. Several have called me to school us on not being so hard on the girls’ teams, especially, in print. Sorry, but when we said a few weeks back that Lapeer SEE FRANTIC, PAGE 4B

NORTH BRANCH — There was a lot riding on North Branch’s home contest last Tuesday when TriValley Conference-East rival Frankenmuth came calling. After watching the girls’ squad fall, 59-24, in the double header, the Broncos took the floor hoping to come out as the victors. That wasn’t the case, however, as Frankenmuth played a much more controlled game to take the win, 61-37. Frankenmuth came out on fire, putting up 22 points to North Branch’s nine in the first quarter and continued the surge with a 15-5 second quarter that left North Branch facing a 37-14 half-time deficit. “They got off to a strong first quarter and Kent Redford, who has been averaging 25 points per game, we focused on him and one other big shooter, but they got the ball inside too much, so we switched it up again limiting Redford to just 15 points,” said North Branch coach Jim Marshall. With plenty of time left

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North Branch’s Keanan Hiltunen (15) ends up on the floor going after a ball against Frankenmuth’s Kent Redford (4).

on the clock, North Branch continued to try to stop the pesky Eagles’ assault, but managed just eight points to their 17. Only in the final quarter did North Branch finally outscore Frankenmuth, 15-7. “Defensively, we played well,” Marshall added. “Offensively, we are struggling a bit and shot 30 per-

cent. Shooting and scoring continues to be an issue to work on, but the kids are working hard going forward. We continue to look to improve heading into the second part of the season with Birch Run up next.” Frankenmuth, now 4-0, 51 on the season, had three players in double digits, while North Branch, 0-3, 0-7,

was led by Jacob Pasek’s 10. Ethan Huffaker and Garrett Bradley each had six, while Corey Franks chipped in with four and Nick Kreiner, Keanan Hiltunen, Derek Schlaud and Stuart Fielder each had two. North Branch gets back to work Wednesday against Cros-Lex at Cros-Lex.

East boys stung by Kearsley Hornets BY SPORTS STAFF

FLINT — The Lapeer East boys’ basketball team hung with Flint Kearsley early in Friday night’s game with the Hornets, but was hurt by a three-point second quarter. The Hornets led early, 1814, after one quarter, but expanded the lead in the second quarter thanks to strong defensive play and outscored East, 20-3, to lead, 38-17, at the half. Kearsley kept the offense pumping in the second half, as it poured in 21 points in the third and 13 in the fourth compared to 11 and 15 for the Eagles. Kyle Rachwal led East with 10 points, while Colin Owen had eight, Colin McCallum added five and Ben Kuisell and J.T. Pillars chipped in four each. East, 1-7 overall, 1-6 Metro, hosts Brandon on Jan. 20. — E.H.

DRYDEN The Cardinals bowed to Flint Hamady, 85-29, in a Genesee Area ConferenceBlue Division game last Tuesday at home. Eight players scored for Dryden, led by Tony Gjonai with nine points and Michael Gierman with five. The Cardinals fell to 1-7 overall and 1-6 in the Blue. They will host New Lothrop at 7 p.m. Tuesday. — D.N.

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Lapeer East’s Ben Muir drives hard against Flint Kearsley Friday at Kearsley.

“I thought Austin Pyles and Josh Buhl played well off the bench. Austin gives us energy and defense and Josh gives us a little more size inside and some rebounding strength.” Leon Westover

FAITH HOMESCHOOL The Falcons improved to 17-0 on the season with a 6242 win over Juniata Baptist last Tuesday. Everyone, including the second string, scored in the game with Joah Byers leading with 13 points, four blocked shots and five steals, Jason Scheps had 12 points, six rebounds and four assists, and Michael McKee added 12 points and seven boards. Mark Gabryel chipped in with seven points and three steals, Luke Gabryel had five points, four assists and four steals and Stephen Owen added two blocked shots and made three steals. — L.P.

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of Flint on Monday. — D.N.

The Falcons absorbed a 73-26 defeat at Flint Beecher in a Genesee Area Conference-Red game last Tuesday. LakeVille fell into a 24-2 deficit in the first quarter and trailed, 48-14, at halftime. A 14-7 third quarter made it 62-21, triggering a running clock for the fourth period. Cody Vanwormer led the Falcons with 10 points and Trevor Haynes scored nine. LakeVille slipped to 2-3 in the Red and was 2-5 overall going into Friday night’s nonleague game against Genesee Christian. The Falcons will visit International Academy

MAYVILLE Sandusky made the trip over to Mayville last Thursday for a Greater Thumb Conference-East matchup and rocketed out to leads of 20-1 and 35-14 at the end of the first and second quarters on its way to a 6226 victory. With the Redskins also outscoring the Wildcats 14-9 in the third and 12-4 in the fourth, junior center Cody Pyles proved to be the lone bright spot for Mayville with 11 points. “The inability to score or

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take care of the ball have been ongoing problems for the Wildcats and tonight was just more of the same. We did not move well defensively in closing out on their three-point shooters and still are not defending the post as well as we should or are capable of,” said coach Leon Westover. “I thought Austin Pyles and Josh Buhl played well off the bench. Austin gives us energy and defense and Josh gives us a little more size inside and some rebounding strength.” For Sandusky it was Chase Baysdell who set the tone for the night with a game-high 22 points, including 14 in the first quarter, Matt Grosso had nine points and scoring eight was Phillip Schaufele. Mayville, 1-7 overall, hosts Caseville for a nonleague contest on Tuesday before starting a four game road trip at GTC-East rival Brown City on Friday. — M.S.


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BWAC tourney at Cros-Lex favors Spartans BY SPORTS STAFF

IMLAY CITY — Cros-Lex hosted a Blue Water Area Conference quad meet last Wednesday that saw the Spartans down Yale, 64-9, and Almont, 57-12. Noteworthy for Imlay City was Kyle Guerreo rolling his way to a pair of victories for the event at 135 lbs. to raise his season record to 18-4 with 12 pins, while grabbing his 100th career win. Garrett Toombs also won both of his matches for the Spartans at 103, as did Jake Walla at 140, Steven Priesel at 145, Sam Lyscas at 152, Jake Newton at 160, Zack Greenwald at 171, Nino Mosher at 189, Zack Rosillio at 215 and Rojelio Olivia at 285. Ray Murawski was in the thick of it all for Imlay City, as well, with a mark of 1-1. For Almont, Logan Kunath won at 112 lbs., Grant Turnmire won at 119 and JR Mativier won at 215. The Spartans hosted a tourney yesterday and are at Algonac on Wednesday for a BWAC quad meet also featuring Cros-Lex. The Raiders were at the Imlay City Tournament yesterday and travel to Yale on Wednesday. — M.S./E.H.

CAPAC It was the tale of two completely different matchups

when Capac hosted a Blue Water Area Conference quad meet last Wednesday, starting with a 75-5 win over Armada and ending with a 31-45 loss to Richmond, the top-ranked team in the state for Div. 3 as of Jan. 11 according to michigangrappler.com. While the squad certainly had its ups and downs on the day, standing tall for the Chiefs at 2-0 were Dustin Hunsucker at 103 lbs., Joey Nemecek at 112, Austen McDunnah at 119, Mykle Dedenbacah at 125/130 and Dan Cornish at 171. Capac also got a 1-0 performance at 125 from Sergio Zuniga and going 1-1 for the event were Andrew Misch at 135, Reggie Horton at 140, Jesus Arreguin at 145, Brian Lyle at 152, Austin Verschure at 160, Brad Harris at 189, Tanner Kersten at 215 and Kris DeSmit at 285. The Chiefs, 18-7 overall, 31 BWAC, were at the Imlay City Invitational yesterday and are at Algonac for a league quad on Wednesday. — M.S.

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Imlay City’s Nino Mosher earlier this season at a home meet.

lbs., Nick Christensen at 171, Joe Perry and 215 and Anthony Herbert at 285. Winning one match each for East was Julian Hicks at 135, Seth Dixon at 140 and Jake Perry at 189. East participated in the Clash of the Titans at Warren Woods Tower yesterday and hosts a dual meet on Wednesday. — E.H.

LAPEER EAST The Eagles defeated Kearsley, 40-36, on Wednesday at Holly and fell to the Bronchos. Winning two matches for the Eagles was Dillon Ellsworth at 145

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Lapeer East’s Dillon Ellsworth in action at 145 lbs. back in December at the Goodrich Tournament of Champions.

Dryden boys’ bowling rolls over Yale BY MICHAEL SELECKY 810-452-2632 • mselecky@mihomepaper.com

ALMONT — Despite being three games into the 2012 varsity bowling season, Dryden has had the good fortune of playing all of its matchups in

home territory at Hideaway Lanes. While some may say familiarity breeds contempt, for the Cardinals’ boys’ team it’s been anything but that, a fact reflected in the squad’s 23-7 win over Yale last Thursday. Highlights for Dryden include Zach Smith getting victories of 125-107 and

140-134, Zack Powell came out ahead 162-138 and 212-171 and Adam Patton got a 208-123 decision after teaming with Matt Schuhrke in the initial round to lose, 110-129. With Mike Cox also coming through for the Cardinals with wins of 168-147 and 157-156, in BAKER action, the squad got beat, 117-126, prior to notching a 189-133 victory. As for the Dryden girls’ team, despite winning three of the six matches it bowled in its two singles contests, the team still lost both BAKER games on its way to a 3-27 defeat to Yale. Leading the Lady Cardinals with showings of 137 and 130 was Kerstyn Ketelhut, Lauren Pica rolled scores of 136 and 109 and Megan Wilcox posted marks of 110 and 115. Dryden, 1-2 boys, 0-3 girls, takes on Richmond at Hideaway Lanes on Wednesday.

ALMONT The Raiders fell in Blue Water Area Conference action on Wednesday to Capac, 22-8. Jesse Crawford rolled games of 154 and 143, while Seth Malburg bowled a 147 and 213. Alec Ward recorded a 170 and 176 on the day, as Joel Smith posted a 140 and 202. Jason McKelvey put up games of 157 and 214, and in the BAKER games, Almont picked up a 160 and 143. — B.P.

CAPAC The Chiefs were successful on Wednesday in taking down Blue Water Area Conference rival Almont, 22-8. John Lambrecht rolled games of 189 and 206, as Josh Gonzalez and Vince Potyeszka each bowled just one game, with Gonzalez recording a 127, and Potyeszka picking up a 146. Miles Stanis also had a big day for the Chiefs, rolling a 213 and 198. — B.P.

Area Briefs Bowling benefit set ALMONT — The fourth annual bowling benefit for the Hunter Felton Scholarship Fund will be held Feb. 4 at Hideaway Lanes. The moonlight doubles event begins with check-in at 7 p.m. and bowling at 8 p.m. The format is three games of 9-pin no-tap and costs $36 per couple, who must be 18 or older. There will be jackpots, prizes, raffles and a silent auction. For information or tickets, call Rick at 810-417-0767, Sam at 810-417-1202 or Dee 810-358-7916, or call Hideaway Lanes at 810-798-8589. — D.N.

Area rink to host alumni ice event FLINT — On March 23-25 Flint Iceland Arena, 1160 S. Elms Rd., is offering a High School Alumni Hockey Tournament for $650 per team with age divisions that include 18-30 and 30 and over. Period length for this event will be 13, 13 and 14 minutes, players skating for a school they did not attend or coach will be disqualified without refund and each squad is guaranteed three games. There will also be T-shirts issued to the winning team and, because of USA Hockey rules, $100 of entry fee will go back to your schools athletic department. Details: www.flinticeland.com. — M.S.

Imlay City basketball fundraisers

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IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City boys’ basketball team will host a Mom2Mom Sale on Feb. 4 from 9 a.m.1 p.m. in the high school auditeria. The fundraiser is intended for the

resale of seasonal infant, child or maternity clothing, games and toys. Admission is $1 and seller applications must be in by Feb. 1. The cost is $20 for an eight-foot table, $5 for a rack and $1 for any large item. On March 10, the team will host an All Day Scrapbooking event from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. in the auditeria. The cost is $30 for the entire day which includes on-site vendors with meals and beverages included. Door prizes and raffles will go on throughout the day with goodie bags for everyone. Registration is due by March 7 and seating is limited to the first 50 scrappers. Details: Leigh Gauthier 810-2141034 or leighgauthier@yahoo.com. — E.H.

Fast pitch softball tryouts IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City Sparks 14U fast pitch softball team will hold tryouts on Jan. 20 from 7:309 p.m. in the Imlay City Middle School gym. Details: Lee VanDerPloeg 810-338-4900 or lee.vanderploeg@yahoo.com. — E.H.

Scores deadlines LAPEER — Varsity coaches are reminded that all scores must reach us by 9 a.m. on Tuesday to make the Wednesday edition and 11 p.m. Friday for basketball games to make the Sunday edition. All other scores ultimately should be reported as soon after each game as possible to your beat reporter, FAX to 810-667-6309 or emailed to lpaine@mihomepaper.com — L.P.


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Lady Broncos battle through tough season BY DAN NILSEN 810-452-2655 • dnilsen@mihomepaper.com

NORTH BRANCH — Patience and proper attitude have carried North Branch girls through a difficult basketball season so far. The Broncos fell to 0-9 last Tuesday with a 59-24 loss to Frankenmuth in a Tri-Valley Conference-East game at home. North Branch is 0-5 in the league and has lost eight games by 21 points or more. But, fourth-year coach Willie Deshetsky has no complaints and, in fact, is proud of his team’s efforts. “We’re 0-9, but I don’t have any problems,” said Deshetsky. “The girls are trying and they’re working hard. They have great attitudes and are encouraging each other. “I felt we played our best game of the season against Frankenmuth. The score didn’t tell it, but that was the best team we’re going to face.” Justine Vauter led the Broncos with seven points and 15 rebounds, and Allicyn Skinner added six points. North Branch fell into a 14-5 deficit in the first quarter, but stayed competitive with a 10-point second period to trail by only 26-15 at halftime. Frankenmuth pulled away with a 33-9 second half to stay undefeated in the TVC-East at 6-0. The Eagles are 7-1 overall. North Branch has been plagued by injuries and ill-

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Girls Friday Night Scores:

CAPAC 63, ALMONT 15 Almont 2 4 7 2 15 Capac 14 19 15 15 63 Sam Closurdo (Capac) 15 pts Nichole Parks (Capac) 14 pts., 8 rebs. Sarah Mousseau 9 pts., 5 stls.

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North Branch’s Karli Gormley (14), Allicyn Skinner (22) and Justine Vauter (44) end up in a scrum with Frankenmuth last Tuesday.

ness and came into the season lacking experience at point guard. But the undaunted Broncos keep attacking. “We’re getting the opportunities, we’re getting the shots,” Deshetsky said. “We just have to keep working and hope we get into the district final again.” North Branch has

reached the district championship game all three years so far under Deshetsky. The Broncos have kept the season in perspective, and they’ve been big winners off the court. When a teammate’s father was hospitalized, the team joined with other members of the community on Jan. 7 to chop wood for the family.

“We had 50 people there, and cut and split enough wood for two years,” said Deshetsky. “It’s more than basketball. Winning is fun, but it’s not everything.” The Broncos will return to the court Tuesday for a non-league game against LakeVille at North Branch.

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LAPEER WEST 39, HOLLY 49 Lapeer West 6 16 7 10 Holly 7 11 15 16 Marisa Liburdi 13 pts. Maddison Smith 7 pts. Marnie Fettig 6 pts. Shannon Brown 4 pts. MAYVILLE 7, SANDUSKY 64 Mayville 3 2 0 2 Sandusky 21 16 21 21 Ruth Squires 4 pts.

Quick start ends in loss for Lapeer BY DAN NILSEN 810-452-2655 • dnilsen@mihomepaper.com ERIK HOHENTHANER 810-452-2641 • ehohenthaner@mihomepaper.com

LAPEER — Lapeer High Schools scored 28 seconds after the opening faceoff, but eventually dropped a 4-3 decision to Fenton in a Metro League hockey game last Wednesday at the Polar Palace. Jeff Ryeson connected off passes from Nate Richards and P.J. Westphal at 14:32 of the first period, and Lapeer made it 2-0 at 1:29 on Dan Delvecchio’s power-play goal assisted by Mike Fearson and Dan Kirsammer. But, Fenton tied it with two goals just 11 seconds apart in the second period. Danny Delong scored at 6:08 on passes from Tyler Delong and Jake Foguth, then scored again at 5:57 on another Tyler Delong assist to deadlock the game, 2-2. Still in the second period, Fenton took its first lead, 3-2, on Tyler Delong’s power-play goal assisted by Foguth at 2:23. But Lapeer answered 46 seconds later on Braydin Walters’ unassisted score at 1:37. Foguth got the winning goal for Fenton with 7:52 left in the game on Tyler Delong’s third assist of the game. Lapeer slipped to 5-5 overall and 0-3 in the Metro going into yesterday’s non-league game against Saginaw Nouvel at the Polar Palace. Lapeer beat the Panthers, 3-0, in their first meeting Dec. 17. Lapeer will visit Kearsley/Brandon/Holly United on Wednesday at Perani Arena.

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Dan Delvecchio scored his ninth goal of the season for Lapeer.

the lone goal in the first period at 7:43 from Josh Wilmers. LakeVille dominated the period, outshooting the Chiefs, 12-5. Tri-City tied the game in the second period despite being out-shot in the period, 18-10. LakeVille once again out-shot the Chiefs in the third, 10-6, and turned those opportunities into goals. Austin Hendrickson scored the game-winner at 5:32 of the third from Jeff Versagli-Ullman and Wilmers. Evan Paupert

added an insurance goal with :45 left from VersagliUllman and Dhooghe. Goaltender Dylan Bates stopped 20-of-21 shots to pick up the victory. The Falcons committed seven penalties compared to five for the Chiefs. Paupert is riding a fivegame point streak that includes four goals. The Falcons, 3-8 overall, played the MidMichigan Storm on Friday and host Durand at the Polar Palace on Wednesday.

LAKEVILLE The Falcons’ co-op hockey team started quick in their game against the Tri-City Chiefs on Wednesday and earned the 3-1 victory thanks in part to a strong offensive performance. Eric Dhooghe scored

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Josh Wilmers scored LakeVille’s first goal.

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Lapeer East’s Alexis Whatcott drives around a Kearsley player Friday.

Lady Eagles woes continue BY SPORTS STAFF

FLINT— It’s been a long season thus far for the Lapeer East girls’ basketball team. Injuries and inexperience have hurt the Eagles, but it hasn’t kept them from fighting. East grinded with Kearsley, but could not keep up on the scoreboard, falling in Metro League action, 52-18, Friday. The Hornets outscored East, 12-2 in the first quarter, 15-4 in the second, 12-8 in the third, and 13-4 in the final frame. Kearsley maintained control for most of the game, despite a hard-fought effort from the Lady Eagles. Alexis Whatcott led the way for East, tossing in a team-high eight points. Sam Engster got in on the action with a four-point night.

Paige McDonald, Megan Donovan and Liesa-Mari Rodriquez each chipped in with two points. Now at 0-9 overall and 0-7 in the Flint Metro League, the Lady Eagles will return home to host Capac on Tuesday. — B.P.

DRYDEN While the current season has certainly tested the mettle of the Lady Cardinals, the fact the squad hasn’t lost its fight was never more evident than it was last Thursday at Bentley. In fact, Dryden even held leads of 6-5 and 12-11 going into the second quarter and halftime, before Bentley outscored the Lady Cardinals, 11SEE EAGLES, PAGE 4B

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Eagles from page 3B 14, in the third to go up 23-25. That made Dryden’s 19-18 fourthquarter scoring advantage too little, too late after the Lady Bulldogs walked away with the 42-43 victory. For Bentley, Jada Harris came through with a team-high 13 points, 17 rebounds, two blocks and two steals. Dryden, 0-9 overall, 0-8 Genesee Area Conference-Blue, hosts New Lothrop on Tuesday and is at Webberville on Thursday. — M.S.

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Lapeer’s Mike Tuckfield goes through his rotation of a dive to place second overall against Fenton.

Lapeer outpaced in pool by Fenton LISA PAINE 810-452-2626 • lpaine@mihomepaper.com

FENTON — A loaded and larger Fenton boys’ swim and dive team defeated Metro League rival Lapeer co-op, 12062, Thursday at Fenton. With no home meets this season, the Lapeer squad continues to ride the bus and the wave of competition. Lapeer’s John Turner, Mike Tuckfield, Ryan Tuckfield and Austin Corriveau placed second in the 200 medley relay in 2:01.05, Dan Gildner was third in the 200 freestyle in 2:08.95 and Ryan Tuckfield was second in the 200 IM in 2:25.91. Corriveau was second to the wall in the 50 freestyle in 25.48 and Jesse Luckett was third in 26.93. Mike Tuckfield was second in the one-meter

diving with 119.80 points. Fenton won the diving portion with 182.65 points. Ryan Tuckfield won the 100 butterfly in 1:01.93 and Turner was third in 1:06.63. Corriveau was third in the 100 freestyle in 56.17, Gildner won the 500 freestyle in 5:55.21 and Lapeer was second in the 200 free relay with Turner, Luckett, Mike Tuckfield and Dan Gildner finishing in 1:49.15. Turner also placed second in the 100 backstroke in 1:12.67 and Mike Tuckfield was second in the 100 breaststroke in 1:19.80. Lapeer earned a thirdplace finish in the 400 free relay with Corriveau, Luckett, Gildner and Ryan Tuckfield reaching the wall in 3:57.57. Lapeer competes at the County meet this upcoming Thursday-Saturday after taking on Mt. Morris Wednesday at Mt. Morris.

The Falcons defeated Juniata Baptist, 53-42, last Tuesday with Christina Caputo topping the scoring charts with 17 points, three assists, eight steals and one block, Holly Shepard had eight points, four assists, two rebounds, five steals and one block, and Kayla McKee had eight points, seven rebounds, two steals and one block. Abbie Ruhlman chipped in with four points, an assist and four boards, Rachael Ruhlman had four points, one board and one steal, Lauren Eaton had four points, two

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Capac’s Christina Williams is pressured by Imlay City’s Leah Timmer last Tuesday.

rebounds, a steal and a block and Allison Kelly, Melissa Smith, Allie Roehl, and Kyra Eddings each made two points. — L.P.

LAKEVILLE The Falcons’ girls’ basketball team dominated Flint International Academy on Thursday, 69-16. The Falcons’

defense was outstanding in the first half, giving up one-point in the first quarter and zero in the second. The offense was nearly as good, scoring 20 in the first and 16 in the second. International Academy found a little more offense in the second half, scoring 15 points, while the Falcons added 33. Katlyn Burley scored 16 points to lead LakeVille, while Maddie Skias had 13 points and 10 assists, Ashley Pardee came through with 11, Katie O’Dell added nine and Julia Lewis and Courtney Snider chipped in eight points each. — E.H.

NORTH BRANCH The Lady Broncos lost to Birch Run, 52-6, in a Tri-Valley Conference-East game last Thursday at home. North Branch hit the midway point of the season at 0-10 overall. — D.N.

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North Branch’s Justine Vauter had pressure from Birch Run as she went for a shot Thursday at home, but the Lady Broncos couldn’t keep up with the Lady Panthers, falling 52-6.

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West’s girls put a hurting on Imlay City and that others were taken to task or routed by their opponents, we were not being intentionally insensitive or unkind, just telling it like it is. It’s not about the numerous coaches’ comments we have overheard or that are shared with us in person. It’s not about our words attempting to diminish the efforts being put forth or to embarrass the kids. Rather, it’s about a definite shift we are seeing in the level of the play across the board, and many of the games this season are quite frankly, painful to watch. When a squad is only able to put up one or two points in a quarter, something is drastically wrong. When you have coaches saying week after week that the team continues to struggle with ball handling, something is drastically wrong. These are the basic skills that should have been learned back on the junior high and

freshmen and JV squads, not at the varsity level. This also is not about teams going through rebuilding years; that brings with it an entirely different set of circumstances and challenges. What we are seeing first hand is a lack of fundamental basketball skills and teams’ inability to not let the opponent take them out of the game. Imlay City girls’ coach Jaden Clobes tried in vain during the game I mentioned to get his girls to slow down and not play so frantic. He shouted from the sidelines, "slow down and make smart decisions." It was an impassioned plea that simply showed that this particular team was still very much a work-inprogress. When Flint Carman-Ainsworth boys’ coach Bob Root said in print that his squad played like a junior high team, that also was meant to deliver a message that had apparently fallen on deaf ears in practice. And, when several Genesee County boys’ coaches lamented that they just can’t find the spark to ignite their uninspired team, they

also were not being intentionally mean. Something has gone awry with a lot of the teams and collectively, the coaches are frustrated. Likely, so are the kids. Let’s talk about the kids for a minute. I know they are trying. They are not afraid to go after the ball, often ending up on the floor fighting hard for possession, but they are clearly playing at such a frantic pace that it’s written on their faces, in their decision-making, and the far-toomany misses and missed opportunities. Back in early December I watched at Davison as a frustrated Flint Kearsley player took five tries to inbound a ball. The first two rebounded off players’ elbows and hips. The referee finally moved her over a few steps and encouraged, "up and over". Not something you normally see a ref doing; ever. It’s just not the level of high school basketball we are accustomed to seeing. The season’s half over, and it’s going to be a very short one unless they can right the ship.


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Winter camping offers lots of options LISA PAINE 810-452-2626 • lpaine@mihomepaper.com

Rustic cabins that are located on quiet, isolated sites can accommodate a single LAPEER COUNTY — camper looking for soliArea state parks and tude or can also fit up recreation areas are to 24 people. The cabbrimming with campers ins offer single beds or throughout the summer bunks with mattresses, months. What many a table, chairs, brooms, may not realize, is that and a propane heater or winter seawood son can stove for While tent camping heat. give an entirely dif- is always open to Campers ferent will have diehards, in the wincamping to proter months rustic cab- vide and recreation expe- ins, yurts and camper some rience. cabins can help out- necesWhile sary tent camp- door lovers stave off items the elements while ing is such as always bedding, enjoying recreation open to only available during cookdiehards, ware, in the win- the winter months lanterns, ter months such as snowshoeing, a Firstrustic cab- cross-country skiing Aid kit, ins, yurts ax or and hiking. and handsaw camper and cabins can help outflashlights. One major door lovers stave off difference in the rustic the elements while cabins is the lack of enjoying recreation only electricity. available during the Rustic campers can winter months such as find sites available at: snowshoeing, crossBald Mountain, country skiing and hikBrighton, Cheboygan, ing. Fort Custer, Fort Michigan’s campWilkins, Harrisville, grounds open in the Hartwick Pines, Holly, winter that have full Island Lake, McLain, electricity include Ortonville, Porcupine Tahquamenon Falls, Mountains, Rifle River, Fort Custer, Waterloo Sleeper, Van Riper, Recreation AreaWaterloo, Wells and Portage, Bay City, Wilderness. Algonac, Rifle River, Smaller than rustic Ludington, Traverse cabins, the mini City, Mitchell and North campers available at Higgins, and Rifle River. some parks are oneAll also have modern room, but most have heated restrooms. electricity. Mini-cabins

Outdoor Calendar NOW-MARCH 1 Squirrel hunting season. NOW-MARCH 31 Rabbit Hunting Season. JAN. 21 Whitetail’s Unlimited Wild Game Dinner. St. John’s in Davison. 5:30 p.m. Tickets or details: Jeremy Keefer at 810-6917176. JAN. 29 Monthly 3-D archery shoot at Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club, 1213 North Lake George Rd. 9 a.m - 3 p.m. FEB. 25 Wild Game Dinner at Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club, 1213 North Lake George Road, Attica. 6:30 p.m.. Bring a large dish to pass. Table service coffee and soda provided. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cash bar. $10 each, $5 for those 13 and under. Raffles and auctions. Details: Dick Schalau 810-724-8707. FEB. 26 Monthly 3-D archery shoot at Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club, 1213 North Lake George Rd. 9 a.m - 3 p.m. FEB. 1-MARCH 31 Crow hunting season. MARCH 18 Winter Cowboy Shoot at Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Note: third Sunday, not second. Details: Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club 810724-6579.

MARCH 24 Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club banquet at Lenny Miller’s, 46 p.m. MARCH 25 Monthly 3-D archery shoot at Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club, 1213 North Lake George Rd. 9 a.m - 3 p.m. (3rd round of Chili Tri-Fecta). ONGOING Mid-States Bolt and Screw Skeet League. Thursdays at Grand Blanc Huntsman’s Club. 9046 S. Irish Rd, Grand Blanc. Details: info@gbhuntsmans.com Hunter Education 2012. Class sign up is the first Monday of every Month at 6 p.m. (no early signups). First class starts on sign up day at 6:30 p.m. and runs until 9:30 p.m. Limited class size is 50. Donation of $7 requested. Class dates Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30; Feb: NO CLASSES; March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9, 16, 23; May 7, 14, 21, 23; June: NO CLASSES; July 9, 16, 23, 30; August 6, 13, 20, 27; September 4, 10, 17, 24; October 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19, 26; December 3, 10, 17, 19. Details: Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club 810724-6579. To have your item considered for inclusion in the Outdoor Calendar, email Sports Editor Lisa Paine at lpaine@mihomepaper.com

Have a sports story idea? E-mail the details to Sports Editor Lisa Paine at lpaine @mihomepaper.com or call 810-452-2626.

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The solitude of the woods in winter offers campers plenty of cross-country skiing options.

can accommodate four people with bunk beds and mattresses provided. Again, campers must provide all bedding, cookware and tableware. A First-Aid kit, lanterns, flashlight, ax or handsaw and a portable cook stove are recommended. Campers can find mini cabins at: Bay City, Fort Custer, Fort Wilkins, Harrisville, Ludington, McLain, Mitchell, Muskegon, N. Higgins Lake, P.J. Hoeft, Port Crescent, Sleeper, Tawas Point and Traverse City. For those looking for a more common summer-like cabin, the state also offers camper cabins that can accommo-

date up to six people with two sets of bunk beds in their own rooms and a futon in the main living area. These larger cabins also offer a front deck to enjoy the sunrise or sunset over the lakes. These cabins also are fully electric with fridge and microwaves provided. Visitors supply their own bedding, dishes and cookware. Camper cabins can be booked at: Fort Wilkins, Holland, Mitchell, Pinckney, Port Crescent, Proud Lake, Tawas Point, Van Riper, Waterloo-Portage. Cabin not large enough for your needs? Lodges are open

throughout the winter at different parks including Fayette, Grand Haven, Highland, P.J. Hoeft, Porcupine Mountains, Proud Lake, Tahquamenon Falls, Traverse City, Twin Lakes and Wells. The lodge varies at each location but generally can fit anywhere from six-24 people and are fully-furnished with full bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms and some even have a washer and dryer and linen service. Three parks offer yurt sites. Yurts are sturdy, tent-like structures that originated in central Asia, say state parks officials. They offer a new adventure

in camping providing visitors with a snug, weather-tight shelter that is close to all available winter activities. Yurts can be reserved at Craig Lake, Pinckney and Porcupine Mountains. To reserve any of the above, call 1800-447-2757 or book online at www.midnrreservations.com. To reserve a lodge you have to call the individual park. Regardless of which venue you choose, campers are reminded that smoking and pets are prohibited in all state-owned buildings, unless they are a service animal.


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. . . . . . . . . . .$15,995 FORD FIESTA SEL 4DR GRAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,983 FORD FLEX LTD FWD 4DR NAV SILVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$23,983 FORD FLEX LTD AWD 4DR LEATHER WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$23,983 FORD FOCUS SE 4DR BLUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,483 FORD FOCUS SE 4DR CRUSAPPK GRAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,483 FORD FOCUS SE 4DR RED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,495 FORD FOCUS SE 4DR CRUSAPPK BLUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,483 FORD FOCUS SEL 4DR MOON LEATHER GRAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,483 FORD FOCUS SE 4DR RED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$13,483 FORD FOCUS SES 4DR LEATHER SILVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,750 FORD FOCUS SES 4DR MOON LEATHER BLUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,893 FORD FOCUS SE 4DR BLUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$13,995 FORD FOCUS SE 4DR BLUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$13,995 FORD FOCUS SEL 4DR WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$16,983 FORD FUSION SE V-6 RED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$16,983 FORD FUSION SE 4 CLY DARK RED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$16,483 FORD FUSION SE BLUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$16,995 FORD FUSION SE BLUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$16,995 FORD FUSION SEL GRAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$17,995 FORD FUSION SEL LEATHER SILVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$17,995 FORD FUSION SPORT V6 MOON LEATHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$21,983 FORD FUSION SE GRAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$16,250 FORD FUSION SE 6 CLY MOON BLUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$17,483 FORD FUSION SE MOON BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$17,483 FORD FUSION SEL MOON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12,995 FORD FUSION SE MOON BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12,983 FORD FUSION SE 4 CLY 5 SP SILVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,500 FORD FUSION SE MOON GREEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,983 FORD FUSION SE 4 CLY BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$13,483 FORD MUSTANG GT 2DR AUTO BLUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$24,995 FORD MUSTANG 2DR CNV LEATHER WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19,995 FORD MUSTANG GT PREMIUM 2DR 5 SP RED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$21,995 FORD MUSTANG V6 2DR AUTO BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11,995 FORD MUSTANG GT 2DR 5 SP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,483 FORD TAURUS LTD FWD MOON RED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$26,995 FORD TAURUS SHO LEATHER SILVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$28,983 LINCOLN MKS BLUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$25,483 LINCOLN MKS FWD BLUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$23,983 LINCOLN MKX AWD MOON WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$32,995 LINCOLN MKX MOON BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$24,983 LINCOLN MKX AWD MOON AVCPO BLUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$28,995 LINCOLN MKZ CPO BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$28,995 LINCOLN MKZ AWD MOON CPO WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$27,483 MERCURY MILAN PREMIER MOON LEATHER WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$18,750 MERCURY MILAN WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,483 MERCURY MILAN I4 SILVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,483 PONTIAC G8 ORANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$18,983 SATURN VUE XR AWD GRAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,995

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BUICK RENDEZVOUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12,995 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 CREW CAB WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,983 CHEVY SUBURBAN 1500 WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7,995 FORD EDGE SEL AWD BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$26,498 FORD EDGE SEL BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$23,483 FORD EDGE SE SILVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19.995 FORD EDGE SE SILVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$18,995 FORD EDGE SEL AWD LEATHER BLUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$22,995 FORD EDGE SEL AWD LEATHER GRAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$22,983 FORD EDGE LTD AWD MOON RED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$21,995 FORD EDGE SEL PLUS TAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,983 FORD ESCAPE XLT 4 WD BLUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$20,983 ESCAPE LIMITED 4WD V-6, BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$23,483 FORD ESCAPE LIMITED FWD V-6 GRAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$18,995 FORD ESCAPE LIMITED 2WD V-6 SILVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$17,983 FORD ESCAPE XLT 4WD V-6 GREEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$17,995 FORD ESCAPE LIMITED 2WD MOON RED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19,483 FORD EXPEDITION XLT 4WD 5.4 BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$29,983 FORD EXPLORER LIMITED 4WD MOON 3RD ROW BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$36,495 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER 4WD 3RD ROW BLUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$23,995 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER 4WD 3RD ROW ORANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$22,495 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER 4WD MOON WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12,983 FORD F-150 4WD CREW CAB 5.0 BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$29,483 FORD F-150 4WD CREW CAB MOON NAV BLUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$37,995 FORD F-150 STYLESIDE CREW CAB FX4 GRAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$33,995 FORD F-150 STYLESIDE CREW CAB LATIET WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$29,983 FORD F-150 STYLESIDE CREW CAB MOON NAV BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$35,983 FORD F-150 4WD XCAB XLT RED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$26,995 FORD F-150 STYLESIDE CREW CAB MOON NAV BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$37,983 FORD F-150 STYLESIDE CREW CAB MOON LEATHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$27,995 FORD F-150 4WD XCAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$23,995 FORD F-150 4WD CREW CAB MOON NAV BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$28,995 FORD F-150 4WD CREW CAB FX4 5.4L RED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$25,495 FORD F-150 4WD CREW CAB WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8,983 FORD F-150 4WD CREW CAB XLT 5.4L WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12,995 FORD F-250 SD 4WD CREW CAB LARIET MOON WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$42,983 FORD F-250 SD 4WD CREW CAB CABELAS BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$43,995 FORD F-250 SD 4WD CREW CAB MOON BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$38,995 FORD F-250 SD 4WD CREW CAB MOON WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$24,995 FORD F-250 SD 4WD CREW CAB WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19,995 FORD F-350 SD 4WD SRW CREW CAB KING RANCH BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$43,983 FORD F-350 SD XL 4WD SR REG CAB V-I0 PLOW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$30,995 FORD F-350 SD 4WD SRW REG CAB PLOW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$25,983 FORD RANGER 4WD 4DR XCAB V-6 RED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$17,983 HUMMER H3 MOON RED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$23,995 JEEP LIBERTY SPORT 4WD BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,995 LINCOLN AVIATOR AWD WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$13,995 MERCURY MARINER 4X4 MOON BLUE

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2 Bedroom near downtown Lapeer, MSHDA accepted, $600/mo. 248-6285389. FIRST MONTH FREE! 2 Bedroom apartment in Fostoria, $475/mo + Sec., Appliances included. 810-441-6002. Large Immaculate 3/Bedroom. Lapeer Duplex, FR/LR/ Basement $800/Mo. + Security. No Pets, No Smoking. 810834-1995. Nice 1 Bedroom Apartment $445/ mo.; Imlay City; First Month Free w/Good Credit 810-441-2644 or 810-441-0396. NOW LEASING 1 Bedroom $475, 2 Bedroom $575. Security deposit same as rent. Pines of Lapeer Apartment. 930 Village West Drive. 810-664-5555

1800SF home, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, laundry room, 2 car garage, appliances included. $1000/mo +security, no pets, non-smoking. MSHDA welcome. 810-667-4921 2 bedroom, 1 bath, washer/dryder, No pets, clean, Lapeer $650/mo. + security. 810-338-5516. 3 bedroom home in Columbiaville/ Otisville, Lakeville School district, Nonsmoking, no pets. 810-793-2284 or 810-793-7585 3 Bedroom house in country. North Branch/Lapeer school district. 810444-1717 3 bedroom, 1 bath, ranch, 2 car/heated/attached, Barnes Lake access, $925/ mo. No pets, nonsmoking, 810-6142303 3 Bedroom, 2 bath, in Columbiaville, appliances, $675/ mo. 1st months & $1000 security needed, 810-793-2302 3 Bedroom, 2 bath, Lapeer city, remodeled, fenced yard, AC, fireplace, garage, references/security, $890/mo 810-7246777 3 Bedroom, 2.5 bath, all new appliances, new carpet, Imlay City, $900/mo. +security. 810-6142583 3-Bedroom, 1-Bath, Duplex, Close To I69, Washer/ Dryer, 2 Car Garage, $850/ mo. +Deposit, 810793-7732 or 810869-1864 For Appt. & Application. Beautiful Victorian Home, 3 Bedrooms, 2 baths, all appliances plus washer/ dryer/freezer, Lapeer City, $900/mo. 810584-7189 Dryden,1800 Sq. Ft., 4 Bedroom/2 Bath,1 Car Garage, Lake Access, No Pets, $850/Mo. 810-6562993 Elba Township. 4-5 Bedroom home. Large yard. Available immediately. $950/ mo. MSHDA welcome. 586-7095618 Extra Nice, 2 story duplex, 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, basement, carport, $725/mo. +security. Non-smoking. 810-667-3059 Lapeer Township Remodeled Home on 1 acre,3/Bedroom, 1/Bathroom, $800/Month Plus Security Deposit 810656-2573

European Italian, 3Bedrooms, 2-Car Heated Garage,10Acres w/a Security Entrance, 3000sq.ft., Large Fireplace, Huge Sauna, Wine Cellar, Utilities Included, $1,400/ mo. Central Located Between Lapeer & Oxford On Main Asphalt Road. Only 5 Minutes From Hospital Call 810678-2811 Nice 2 bedroom home in North Branch, $575/mo., security deposit/ references. 810-6882251 after 6p.m.

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If you are highly motivated, not afraid to work hard, and want to make a lot of money NOW is a perfect time to join Coldwell Banker Professionals. We are growing dramatically and the market is dramatically better. Bottom line is our sales associates are flat out more successful and we are NOW accepting applications for new or experienced agents! If this sounds like something you are interested in contact Chris Hendrix Today at 810-6648524 (Chris.Hendrix@ColdwellBanker.com) to schedule a personal interview. Coldwell Banker Professionals has 3 conveniently located offices in Macomb, Genesee & Lapeer counties, with more than 65 sales associates, an REO & Relocation department and a training program that will prepare you to meet all of your personal goals.

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PUBLICATION OF NOTICE FILE NO. N/A STATE OF MICHIGAN IN THE PROBATE COURT FOR THE COUNTY OF LAPEER CIRCUIT COURT FAMILY DIVISION In the Matter of the Diane Lynn Winter Revocable Trust, dated October 14, 2011. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The Settlor, DIANE LYNN WINTER, born on March 18, 1950, resided at 691 Parkwood Drive, Metamora, Michigan 48455, and died October 20, 2011. There is no personal representative of the Settlor’s estate to whom Letters of Authority have been issued. KEEGAN WINTER, whose address is 912 W. Brocker Road, Metamora, Michigan 48455, is the Trustee of the Diane Lynn Winter Revocable Trust, dated October 14, 2011. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the Trust will be forever barred unless presented to KEEGAN WINTER, whose address is 912 W. Brocker Road, Metamora, Michigan 48455, within four (4) months after the date of publication of this notice. Notice is further given that the Trust will thereafter be assigned and distributed to the persons entitled to it. Dated: January 15, 2012 Keegan Winter 912 W. Brocker Road Metamora, Michigan 48455 248.318.8060

SCHNEIDERMAN & SHERMAN, P.C. IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT 248-539-7400 IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. INITIAL FORECLOSURE NOTICE AS REQUIRED BY MICHIGAN PUBLIC ACT 30 OF 2009. Notice is hereby provided to Rod K. Brown and Carolyn J. Brown, the borrowers and/or mortgagors (hereinafter “Borrower”) regarding the property known as 4934 MARLETTE ROAD, CLIFFORD, MI 48727 that the mortgage is in default. The Borrower has the right to request a meeting with the mortgage holder or mortgage servicer through its designated agent, Schneiderman & Sherman, P.C. (“Designated Agent”), 23938 Research Drive, Suite 300, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48335, 248-539-7400 (Tel), 248-539-7401 (Fax), email: designatedagent@sspclegal.com. Rod K. Brown and Carolyn J. Brown also has/have the right to contact the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (“MSHDA”) at its website www.michigan.gov/mshda or by calling MSHDA at (866) 946-7432 (Tel). If Borrower(s) requests a meeting, no foreclosure proceeding will be commenced until the expiration of 90 days from the date Notice was mailed to the Borrower(s) pursuant to Section 3205(a) of HB 4454, Public Act 30 of 2009. If Designated Agent and Borrower(s) agree to modify the mortgage, the mortgage will not be foreclosed if the Borrower(s) abide by the terms of the modified mortgage. Borrower(s) have the right to contact an attorney or the State Bar of Michigan Lawyer Referral Service at (800) 9680738 (Tel). Pub Date: January 15, 2012 SCHNEIDERMAN & SHERMAN, P.C. 23938 Research Drive, Suite 300 Farmington Hills, Michigan 48335 WAMU.000073 (01-15)

SCHNEIDERMAN & SHERMAN, P.C. IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT 248-539-7400 IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. INITIAL FORECLOSURE NOTICE AS REQUIRED BY MICHIGAN PUBLIC ACT 30 OF 2009. Notice is hereby provided to Christopher P. Singelyn and Karen A. Singelyn, the borrowers and/or mortgagors (hereinafter “Borrower”) regarding the property known as 7229 SHAW ROAD, IMLAY CITY, MI 48444-9416 that the mortgage is in default. The Borrower has the right to request a meeting with the mortgage holder or mortgage servicer through its designated agent, Schneiderman & Sherman, P.C. (“Designated Agent”), 23938 Research Drive, Suite 300, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48335, 248-539-7400 (Tel), 248-539-7401 (Fax), email: designatedagent@sspclegal.com. Christopher P. Singelyn and Karen A. Singelyn also has/have the right to contact the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (“MSHDA”) at its website www.michigan.gov/mshda or by calling MSHDA at (866) 946-7432 (Tel). If Borrower(s) requests a meeting, no foreclosure proceeding will be commenced until the expiration of 90 days from the date Notice was mailed to the Borrower(s) pursuant to Section 3205(a) of HB 4454, Public Act 30 of 2009. If Designated Agent and Borrower(s) agree to modify the mortgage, the mortgage will not be foreclosed if the Borrower(s) abide by the terms of the modified mortgage. Borrower(s) have the right to contact an attorney or the State Bar of Michigan Lawyer Referral Service at (800) 9680738 (Tel). Pub Date: January 15, 2012 SCHNEIDERMAN & SHERMAN, P.C. 23938 Research Drive, Suite 300 Farmington Hills, Michigan 48335 GMAC.009775 (01-15)

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FORECLOSURE NOTICE MORTGAGE SALE THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY SERVICE. Default having been made in the terms and conditions of a certain mortgage made the 28th day of August, 1996 by Timothy L. Scrimger and Jewel D. Scrimger, husband and wife, of 5843 Annibal Dr., Lapeer, MI 48446, Mortgagor to Lapeer County Bank & Trust Co., a Michigan Banking Corporation, of 83 W. Nepessing St., P.O. Box 660, Lapeer, Michigan 48446, Mortgagee, recorded on the 4th day of September, 1996 in Liber 0969, Pages 934 to 941 of Lapeer County Records, Lapeer, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due and unpaid as of January 4, 2011, for principal, interest and late fees, the sum of twenty two thousand three hundred ninety nine dollars and 97/100 ($22,399.97). No suit or proceeding at law or in equity having been instituted to recover the debt, or any part of the debt, secured by said mortgage, and the power of sale in said mortgage contained having become operative by reason of such default. Now therefore, by virtue of the power of sale contained in said mortgage, and pursuant to the statute of the State of Michigan in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that on the 15th day of February, 2012 at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon, at the main entrance of the Circuit Court building located at 255 Clay, Lapeer, Michigan (that being the building where the Circuit Court for the County of Lapeer is held), said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale at public auction, to the highest bidder, of the premises described in said mortgage, or so much thereof as may be necessary to pay the amount due, as aforesaid, on said mortgage, with the interest thereon at five (5.0%) percent per annum and all legal costs, charges and expenses, including the attorney fees allowed by law, and also any sum or sums which may be paid by the undersigned, necessary to protect its interest in the premises, which said premises are described as follows: Township of Elba, County of Lapeer and State of Michigan to wit: Lots 10 and 11of Potter’s Lake Park Subdivision, Elba Township, County of Lapeer, State of Michigan, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Liber 1 of Plats, Page 33, Lapeer County Records. Commonly known as: 5843 Annibal Dr., Lapeer, MI 48446 The redemption period shall be six (6) months from the date of the sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCL 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of the sale. Dated: January 4, 2012 Martin W. Hable (P-27634) Attorney for Lapeer County Bank & Trust 301 W. Genesee St., Ste. 101 Lapeer, MI. 48446 (810) 667-7123 3-1,5-1,7-1,9-1

IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY IN BANKRUPTCY OR HAVE RECEIVED A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY AS TO THIS OBLIGATION, THIS COMMUNICATION IS INTENDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT IN VIOLATION OF THE AUTOMATIC STAY OR THE DISCHARGE INJUNCTION. IN SUCH CASE, PLEASE DISREGARD ANY PART OF THIS COMMUNICATION WHICH IS INCONSISTENT WITH THE FOREGOING. OTHERWISE, FEDERAL LAW REQUIRES US TO ADVISE YOU THAT COMMUNICATION FROM OUR OFFICE COULD BE INTERPRETED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND THAT ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. IF YOU ARE NOW ON ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY OR HAVE BEEN IN THE PRIOR NINE MONTHS, PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AS YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO THE BENEFITS OF THE SERVICEMEMBERS’ CIVIL RELIEF ACT. THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE YOUR HOME To: Darrell Watz 252 Palmer Street Imlay City, MI 48444 County Lapeer State law requires that you receive the following notice: You have the right to request a meeting with your mortgage holder or mortgage servicer. The person to contact and that has the authority to make agreements for a loan modification with you is: Orlans Associates, P.C Loss Mitigation Department, P.O. Box 5041, Troy, MI 48007-5041, (248) 502-1331. You may contact a housing counselor by visiting the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (“MSHDA”) website or by calling MSHDA. The website address and telephone number of MSHDA is: (www.mshda.info/counseling_search/), telephone (517) 3738370, TTY# 1-800-382-4568. If you request a meeting with the servicer’s designate within 14 days after the Notice required under MCL 600.3205a(1) is mailed, then foreclosure proceedings will not start until 90 days after the date the Notice was mailed to you. If you and the servicer’s Designate reach an agreement to modify the mortgage loan, the mortgage will not be foreclosed if you abide by the terms of the agreement. You have the right to contact an attorney. You may contact attorney of your choice. If you do not have an attorney, the telephone number for the Michigan State Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service is 1-800-9680738. Dated: January 15, 2012 Orlans Associates P.C Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File Number: 650.1473 (01-15)

MORTGAGE SALE SCHNEIDERMAN & SHERMAN, P.C., IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT (248)539-7400 IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by MICHAEL R. WELCH and SHELLEY WELCH AKA SHELLEY S. WELCH, HUSBAND AND WIFE, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (“MERS”), solely as nominee for lender and lender’s successors and assigns,, Mortgagee, dated September 21, 2004, and recorded on October 20, 2004, in Liber 1967, on Page 552, and assigned by said mortgagee to GMAC Mortgage, LLC SBM TO GMAC MORTGAGE CORPORATION, as assigned,Lapeer County Records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Thirty-Four Thousand Seven Hundred Ninety-Eight Dollars and Sixty-Nine Cents ($134,798.69), including interest at 5.875% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public venue, Main entrance of the County Complex Building, 225 Clay Street, Lapeer County, Michigan at 09:30 AM o’clock, on January 25, 2012 Said premises are located in Lapeer County, Michigan and are described as: PART OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 10, TOWN 9 NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST, MARATHON TOWNSHIP, LAPEER COUNTY, MICHIGAN, DESCRIBED AS BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE WEST SECTION LINE THAT IS SOUTH 0 DEGREES 39 MINUTES 16 SECONDS WEST 182.00 FEET FROM THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 10; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 12 SECONDS EAST 415.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 39 MINUTES 16 SECONDS WEST 677.35 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 22 MINUTES 42 SECONDS WEST 415.00 FEET; THENCE ALONG SAID WEST SECTION LINE, NORTH 0 DEGREES 39 MINUTES 16 SECONDS EAST 678.25 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. The redemption period shall be 12 months from the date of such sale unless determined abandoned in accordance with 1948CL 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. GMAC Mortgage, LLC SBM TO GMAC MORTGAGE CORPORATION Mortgagee/Assignee Schneiderman & Sherman, P.C. 23938 Research Drive, Suite 300 Farmington Hills, MI 48335 GMAC.006785 (12-25)(01-15) 103-1,1-1,3-1,5-1

MORTGAGE SALE SCHNEIDERMAN & SHERMAN, P.C., IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT (248)5397400 IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by JOHN M. MUENZ and KIMBERLY J. MUENZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (“MERS”), solely as nominee for lender and lender’s successors and assigns,, Mortgagee, dated March 31, 2006, and recorded on April 11, 2006, in Liber 2155, on Page 47, and assigned by said mortgagee to GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC SBM TO GMAC MORTGAGE CORPORATION, as assigned,Lapeer County Records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Two Hundred Sixty Thousand Five Hundred Seventy-Six Dollars and Fifty-Seven Cents ($260,576.57), including interest at 6.375% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public venue, Main entrance of the County Complex Building, 225 Clay Street, Lapeer County, Michigan at 09:30 AM o’clock, on February 15, 2012 Said premises are located in Lapeer County, Michigan and are described as: PARCEL G: PART OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 24, TOWN 9 NORTH, RANGE 10 EAST, DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP, LAPEER COUNTY, MICHIGAN, DESCRIBED AS BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE EAST SECTION LINE THAT IS NORTH 01 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 37 SECONDS EAST 1684.14 FEET FROM THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 24; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 44 SECONDS WEST 1335.50 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WEST LINE OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 24; THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 55 SECONDS EAST 330.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 44 SECONDS EAST 1333.94 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST SECTION LINE; THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 37 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE EAST SECTION LINE 330.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale unless determined abandoned in accordance with 1948CL 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC SBM TO GMAC MORTGAGE CORPORATION Mortgagee/Assignee Schneiderman & Sherman, P.C. 23938 Research Drive, Suite 300 Farmington Hills, MI 48335 GMAC.008973 (0115)(02-05) 5-1,7-1,9-1,11-1 MORTGAGE SALE THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY OR IF YOU ARE IN BANKRUPTCY. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Stephen Burns, a married man, and Joy L Burns, his wife, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Indigo Financial Group, Mortgagee, dated November 5, 2007 and recorded April 3, 2008 in Liber 2322, Page 821, Lapeer County Records, Michigan. Said mortgage is now held by Cenlar FSB by assignment. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Ninety-Three Thousand ThirtyNine and 2/100 Dollars ($193,039.02) including interest at 6.625% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue at the Main entrance to the County Complex Bldg., 225 Clay St., Lapeer in Lapeer County, Michigan at 9:30 a.m. on JANUARY 25, 2012. Said premises are located in the Township of Hadley, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: The following described premises situated in the Township of Hadley, County of Lapeer, State of Michigan to-wit: Beginning at a point in Centerline of Sinroll Road: North 89 degrees 53 minutes 30 seconds West 1311.93 feet and South 1999.41 feet; thence South 89 degrees 07 minutes 35 seconds East 184.98 feet; thence South 00 degrees 08 minutes 23 seconds East 670.85 feet; thence North 89 degrees 09 minutes West along Davison Lake Road 186.50 feet; thence North 670.61 feet to point of beginning. 3 acres The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA ß600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. TO ALL PURCHASERS: The foreclosing mortgagee can rescind the sale. In that event, your damages, if any, are limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. If you are a tenant in the property, please contact our office as you may have certain rights. Dated: December 25, 2011 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 2683 File No. 275.0386 (12-25)(01-12) 103-1,1-1,3-1,5-1

STATE OF MICHIGAN IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE COUNTY OF LAPEER Case No. 11 044 530 NI (H) HON. NICK O. HOLOWKA LAURA MCCOMB and DOUGLAS MCCOMB, Plaintiffs, vs. MARK WAYNE MCDONALD, JR., BETHANY L. RIZOR, and STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY, a foreign insurance corporation, Jointly and Severally, Defendants. SCOTT A. GOODWIN (P39132) Attorney for Plaintiff(s) 999 Haynes Street, Suite 385 Birmingham, Michigan 48009 (248) 644-4529 TIMOTHY M. O’CONNOR (P40517) Attorney for Def. State Farm 32901 Middlebelt Road, Suite 500 Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334 (248) 538-2400 EX PARTE ORDER ALLOWING SUBSTITUTED SERVICE UPON DEFENDANTS, MARK WAYNE MCDONALD and BETHANY L. RIZOR AND TO ISSUE NEW SUMMONSES At a session of said Court, held in the City of Lapeer, County of Lapeer, State of Michigan, on PRESENT: Hon. ___________ Upon reading and filing the attached Petition and the Court being fully advised in the premises; IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that service of the Summons, Complaint and Demand for Trial by Jury in the abovecaptioned matter upon the Defendants, MARK WAYNE MCDONALD and BETHANY L. RIZOR, be substituted in the following manner: A. Allow service of this Complaint upon the Defendant, MARK WAYNE MCDONALD, by substituted service to wit: By mailing the Summons, Complaint and Demand for Trial by Jury to the Defendant, MARK WAYNE MCDONALD, by Regular and Certified Mail and by posting at Defendant, MARK WAYNE MCDONALD’S last known address of 361 Charbridge Arbor, Lapeer, Michigan 48446. B. Allow service of this Complaint upon the Defendant, BETHANY L. RIZOR, by substituted service to wit: By mailing the Summons, Complaint and Demand for Trial by Jury to the Defendant, BETHANY L. RIZOR, by Regular and Certified Mail and by posting at Defendant, BETHANY L. RIZOR’S last known address of 5271 Conifer Drive, Columbiaville, Michigan 48421. C. Publication in the Lapeer County Press (aka The County Press) for three (3) weeks. D. To Issue New Summonses for thirty (30) days from the date of this Order. Date: 1-6-12 JUSTUS C. SCOTT, CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE For NICK O. HOLOWKA

MORTGAGE SALE NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the terms and conditions of a mortgage made by JEFFREY L. MARTIN and DENISE L. MARTIN, husband and wife, 4429 FOX LAKE RD., GOODRICH, MI 48438, Mortgagor(s) to MEMBER FIRST MORTGAGE, LLC, 616 44TH STREET SE, GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49548, Mortgagee dated DECEMBER 22, 2008, and recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds for Lapeer County, and State of Michigan on JANUARY 7, 2009, in LIBER 2363 on PAGE 727 of Lapeer County Records on which mortgage there is claimed to be due, at the date of this notice, for principal and interest, the sum of ONE HUNDRED FORTY-SIX THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED FORTY-FIVE AND 51/100THS ($146,845.51) DOLLARS including interest calculated at the rate of (5.375%) percent per annum and attorney fees as provided for in said Mortgage, and no suit or proceedings at law or in equity have been instituted to recover the moneys secured by said Mortgage, or any part thereof; NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by virtue of the power of sale contained in said mortgage, and pursuant to the statute of the State of Michigan in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that on FEBRUARY 15, 2012, AT 9:30 A.M. local time, said Mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale at public auction, to the highest bidder, in the Lapeer County Circuit Courthouse, County Complex Building, 255 Clay Street, Lapeer, MI 48446, (that being the building where the Circuit Court for the County of Lapeer is held), of the premises described in said mortgage, or so much thereof as may be necessary to pay the amount due, aforesaid, on said mortgage with interest thereon and all legal costs, charges and expenses, including the attorney fees allowed by law, and also any sum or sums which may be paid by the undersigned, necessary to protect its interest in the premises which said premises are described as follows: TOWNSHIP OF HADLEY, COUNTY OF LAPEER AND STATE OF MICHIGAN, to wit: PART OF LOT 178, GRAND VIEW SUBDIVISION, AS RECORDED IN LIBER 1, PAGE 4, OF PLATS, LAPEER COUNTY RECORDS, BEING PART OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 34, TOWN 6 NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST, DESCRIBED AS: BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF SECTION 34, THIS IS NORTH 89 DEGREES 56 MINUTES EAST 773.41 FEET FROM THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 34; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 56 MINUTES EAST 100.00 FEET ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SECTION 34; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 04 MINUTES EAST 233.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 56 MINUTES WEST 100.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 04 MINUTES WEST 233.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH AND EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS AND PUBLIC UTILITY EASEMENT, AS SET FORTH IN LIBER 741, PAGES 487 TO 494, LAPEER COUNTY RECORDS. More commonly known as: 4429 FOX LAKE ROAD, GOODRICH, MI 48438 During the Six (6) months immediately following the sale, the property may be redeemed, except that in the event that the property is determined to be abandoned pursuant to MCLA 600.3241 a, the property may be redeemed during the thirty (30) days immediately following the sale. KENNETH C. BUTLER II (P 28477) ATTORNEY FOR MORTGAGEE 24525 Harper Avenue St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 (586) 777-0770 Dated: 1-15-12 (01-15)(02-12) 5-1,7-1,9-1,11-1,13-1

MORTGAGE SALE SCHNEIDERMAN & SHERMAN, P.C., IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT (248)539-7400 IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by DARRELL L. DIXON and SANDRA K. DIXON, HUSBAND AND WIFE, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (“MERS”), solely as nominee for lender and lender’s successors and assigns, Mortgagee, dated January 25, 2007, and recorded on February 7, 2007, in Liber 2236, on Page 606, and assigned by said mortgagee to FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, as assigned,Lapeer County Records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Sixty-Four Thousand Eighty-Three Dollars and Sixty-One Cents ($164,083.61), including interest at 6.500% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public venue, Main entrance of the County Complex Building, 225 Clay Street, Lapeer County, Michigan at 09:30 AM o’clock, on February 15, 2012 Said premises are located in Lapeer County, Michigan and are described as: NORTH 1/2 OF SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SOUTHWEST 1/4, SECTION 15, TOWN 7 NORTH, RANGE 11 EAST, ATTICA TOWNSHIP, LAPEER COUNTY, MICHIGAN The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale unless determined abandoned in accordance with 1948CL 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB Mortgagee/Assignee Schneiderman & Sherman, P.C. 23938 Research Drive, Suite 300 Farmington Hills, MI 48335 FSB.004089 (01-15)(02-05) 5-1,7-1,9-1,11-1 NOTICE TO CREDITORS DECEDENT’S ESTATE STATE OF MICHIGAN, PROBATE COURT, COUNTY OF LAPEER Estate of Robert A. Faba, Sr.; Date of birth: 2/13/28 TO ALL CREDITORS: NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, Robert A. Faba, Sr., who lived at 369 Courtneys Place, Lapeer, Michigan died 12/19/11. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless presented to Louis Faba, named personal representative or proposed personal representative, or to both the probate court at 255 Clay Street, Lapeer and the named/proposed personal representative within 4 months after the date of publication of this notice. Date: 1/9/12 Kayleen P. Hendler, P48807, Attorney, PO Box 476, Lapeer, MI 48446; (248)969-2034 Louis Faba, Personal representative, 369 Courtneys Place, Lapeer, MI 48446; (810)705-0732

Legal Notice MORTGAGE SALE THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY OR IF YOU ARE IN BANKRUPTCY. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Bill D. Under wood and Stephanie Underwood, husband and wife, to Mor tgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Amera Mortgage Corporation, Mortgagee, dated April 5, 2007 and recorded May 9, 2007 in Liber 2258, Page 672, Lapeer County Records, Michigan. Said mortgage is now held by CitiMortgage, Inc. by assignment. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Million Thirty-Nine Thousand Nine Hundred Thir ty-Nine and 50/100 Dollars ($1,039,939.50) including interest at 6.875% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue at the Main entrance to the County Complex Bldg., 225 Clay St., Lapeer in Lapeer County, Michigan at 9:30 a.m. on FEBRUARY 8, 2012. Said premises are located in the Township of Dryden, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Township of Metamora, County of Lapeer, State of Michigan, described as follows: Parcel A: Part of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 29, Town 6 North, Range 11 East, described as: beginning at a point on the East-West 1/4 line of Section 29, that is North 87 degrees 01 minutes East 1982.04 feet from the West 1/4 corner of Section 29; thence continuing North 87 degrees 01 minutes East 316.0 feet; thence North 02 degrees 38 minutes 08 seconds West 660.00 feet; thence South 87 degrees 01 minutes West 316.36 feet; thence South 2 degrees 40 minutes 00 seconds East 660.00 feet to the point of beginning, said parcel is subject to an ingress and egress easement over and across the Easterly 45 feet thereof, being Parcel A of Survey Liber 2, page 283, Lapeer County Records. Together with that par t of the following described land which lies within the Southwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 29, part of the North 1/2 of Section 29, Town 6 Nor th, Range 11 East, described as: beginning at a point on the East-West 1/4 line of Section 29, that is North 87 degrees 01 minutes East 1322.04 feet from the West 1/4 corner of Section 29; thence continuing North 87 degrees 01 minutes East 660 feet; thence North 2 degrees 40 minutes West 660 feet; thence South 87 degrees 01 minutes West 660 feet; thence South 2 degrees 40 minutes East 660 feet to the point of beginning, excepting therefrom any land lying within the West 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 29, Town 6 North, Range 11 East. ALSO Parcel B: Part of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 29, Town 6 North, Range 11 East, described at a point that is North 87 degrees 01 minutes East 2298.04 feet along the East-West 1/4 line of said section and North 2 degrees 38 minutes 08 seconds West 660.00 feet from the West 1/4 corner of Section 29; thence continuing North 2 degrees 38 minutes 08 seconds West 450.00 feet; thence South 87 degrees 01 minutes West 976.6 feet; thence South 2 degrees 40 minutes 00 seconds East 450.00 feet; thence North 87 degrees 01 minutes East 976.36 feet to the point of beginning, said parcel is together with and subject to an easement for ingress and egress purposes over and across a 45 foot wide strip of land the centerline of which is described as: beginning at a point that is South 87 degrees 01 minutes West 22.5 feet from the Northeast corner of said parcel; thence South 2 degrees 38 minutes 08 seconds East 1110.0 feet to a point ending, being Parcel B of Survey Liber 2, page 283, Lapeer County Records. The redemption period shall be 12 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA ß600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. TO ALL PURCHASERS: The foreclosing mortgagee can rescind the sale. In that event, your damages, if any, are limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. If you are a tenant in the property, please contact our office as you may have certain rights. Dated: January 8, 2012 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File No. 676.0957 (01-08)(01-29) 3-1,5-1,7-1,9-1

Legal Notice NOTICE OF MODIFICATION OPPORTUNITY Borrower(s): HELEN TICK Property Address: 434N DORAN, IMLAY CITY, MI 48444 County: Lapeer Pursuant to MCLA 600.3205a please be advised of the following: You have a right to request a meeting with the mortgage holder or mortgage servicer. The name of the firm designated as the representative of the mortgage ser vicer is: Randall S. Miller & Associates, P.C. and designee can be contacted at the address and phone number below. You may contact a housing counselor by visiting the Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s website at http://www.michigan.gov/mshda or by calling 1-800-A-SHELTER, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round. If a meeting is requested with the designee shown above, foreclosure proceedings will NOT be commenced until 90 days after the date the notice mailed to you on 01/09/2012. If an agreement is reached to modify your mortgage loan the mortgage will NOT be foreclosed if you abide by the terms of the agreement. You have the right to contact an attorney. The website for the Michigan State Bar Lawyer Referral Service is http://www.michbar.org/programs/lawyerreferral.cf m and the toll free number is 800968-0738. You may bring an action in circuit court if you are required by law to be served notice and foreclosure proceedings are commenced, without such notice having been served upon you. If you have previously agreed to modify your mortgage loan within the past twelve (12) months under the terms of the above statute, you are not eligible to participate in this program unless you have complied with the terms of the mortgage loan, as modified. Notice given by: Randall S. Miller Randall S. Miller & Associates, P.C. 43252 Woodward Avenue, Suite 180 Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 248-883-0157 (Loan Modification Dept.) loanmods@rsmalaw.com Case No. 12MI00038-1 Dated: Januar y 15, 2012 PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THIS OFFICE MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. (01-15) NOTICE This firm is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for this purpose. If you are in the Military, please contact our office at the number listed below. Notwithstanding, if the debt secured by this property was discharged in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy proceeding, this notice is NOT an attempt to collect that debt. You are presently in default under your Mor tgage Security Agreement, and the Mortgage Holder may be contemplating the commencement of foreclosure proceedings under the terms of that Agreement and Michigan law. You have no legal obligation to pay amounts due under the discharged note. A loan modification may not serve to revive that obligation. However, in the event you wish to explore options that may avert foreclosure, please contact our office at the number listed below. Attention: The following notice shall apply only if the property encumbered by the mortgage described below is claimed as a principal residence exempt from tax under section 7cc of the general property tax act, 1893 PA 206, MCL 211.7cc. Attention Jacque R Dozier aka JR Dozier, regarding the property at 4846 Metamora Metamora, MI 48455. The following notice does not apply if you have previously agreed to modify the mortgage loan under section 3205b. 3205a, 3205b and 3205c do not apply unless the terms of the modified mortgage loan entered into were complied with for one year after the date of the modification. You have the right to request a meeting with your mortgage holder or mortgage servicer. Potestivo & Associates, P.C. is the designee with authority to make agreements under MCL 600.3205b and MCL 600.3205c, and can be contacted at: 811 South Blvd., Suite 100 Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 844-5123. You may also contact a housing counselor. For more information, contact the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) by visiting www.michigan.gov/mshda or calling (866) 946-7432. If you request a meeting with Potestivo & Associates, P.C.within 14 days after the notice required under MCL 600.3205a(1) is mailed, then foreclosure proceedings will not commence until at least 90 days after the date said notice was mailed. If an agreement to modify the mortgage loan is reached and you abide by the terms of the agreement, the mortgage will not be foreclosed. You have the right to contact an attorney and can obtain contact information through the State Bar of Michigan’s Lawyer Referral Service at (800) 968-0738. Dated:Januar y 15, 2012. Potestivo & Associates, P.C. 811 South Blvd. Suite 100 Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 844-5123 information may be faxed to (248)267-3004, Attention: Loss Mitigation Our File No: 11-54595 (01-15)

MORTGAGE SALE SCHNEIDERMAN & SHERMAN, P.C., IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT (248)539-7400 IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by JIM MILLER and LAURA MILLER, HUSBAND AND WIFE, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. ("MERS"), solely as nominee for lender and lender's successors and assigns, Mortgagee, dated December 1, 2004, and recorded on January 10, 2005, in Liber 1996, on Page 960, and assigned by said mortgagee to GMAC Mortgage, LLC successor by merger to GMAC Mortgage Corporation, as assigned,Lapeer County Records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Ninety-Two Thousand Three Hundred Thirty-Two Dollars and Ten Cents ($192,332.10), including interest at 5.250% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public venue, Main entrance of the County Complex Building, 225 Clay Street, Lapeer County, Michigan at 09:30 AM o'clock, on February 15, 2012 Said premises are located in Lapeer County, Michigan and are described as: ALL THAT PARCEL OF LAND IN TOWNSHIP OF ARCADIA, LAPEER COUNTY, STATE OF MICHIGAN, AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN DEED LIBER 1284, PAGE 0918, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE EAST QUARTER CORNER OF SECTION 35, TOWN 8 NORTH, RANGE 11 EAST, ARCADIA TOWNSHIP, LAPEER COUNTY, MICHIGAN, THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST 940.53 FEET ALONG THE EAST AND WEST QUARTER LINE OF SAID SECTION 35 TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; RUNNING THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST 250.00 FEET ALONG THE EAST AND WEST QUARTER LINE OF SAID SECTION 35, THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 05 SECONDS WEST 662.96 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST 250.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST 662.96 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. BEING A PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 35, TOWN 8 NORTH, RANGE 11 EAST. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale unless determined abandoned in accordance with 1948CL 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. GMAC Mortgage, LLC successor by merger to GMAC Mortgage Corporation Mortgagee/Assignee Schneiderman & Sherman, P.C. 23938 Research Drive, Suite 300 Farmington Hills, MI 48335 GMAC.011049 (01-15)(02-05)


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NOTICE This firm is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for this purpose. If you are in the Military, please contact our office at the number listed below. Notwithstanding, if the debt secured by this property was discharged in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy proceeding, this notice is NOT an attempt to collect that debt. You are presently in default under your Mortgage Security Agreement, and the Mortgage Holder may be contemplating the commencement of foreclosure proceedings under the terms of that Agreement and Michigan law. You have no legal obligation to pay amounts due under the discharged note. A loan modification may not serve to revive that obligation. However, in the event you wish to explore options that may avert foreclosure, please contact our office at the number listed below. Attention: The following notice shall apply only if the property encumbered by the mortgage described below is claimed as a principal residence exempt from tax under section 7cc of the general property tax act, 1893 PA 206, MCL 211.7cc. Attention Michael B. Carpenter and Kimberly Carpenter, regarding the property at 5570 Genesee Rd Lapeer, MI 48446. The following notice does not apply if you have previously agreed to modify the mortgage loan under section 3205b. 3205a, 3205b and 3205c do not apply unless the terms of the modified mortgage loan entered into were complied with for one year after the date of the modification. You have the right to request a meeting with your mortgage holder or mortgage servicer. Potestivo & Associates, P.C. is the designee with authority to make agreements under MCL 600.3205b and MCL 600.3205c, and can be contacted at: 811 South Blvd., Suite 100 Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 844-5123. You may also contact a housing counselor. For more information, contact the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) by visiting www.michigan.gov/mshda or calling (866) 946-7432. If you request a meeting with Potestivo & Associates, P.C. within 14 days after the notice required under MCL 600.3205a(1) is mailed, then foreclosure proceedings will not commence until at least 90 days after the date said notice was mailed. If an agreement to modify the mortgage loan is reached and you abide by the terms of the agreement, the mortgage will not be foreclosed. You have the right to contact an attorney and can obtain contact information through the State Bar of Michigan’s Lawyer Referral Service at (800) 968-0738. Dated: January 15, 2012. Potestivo & Associates, P.C. 811 South Blvd. Suite 100 Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 844-5123 information may be faxed to (248)267-3004, Attention: Loss Mitigation Our File No: 12-55447 (01-15) MORTGAGE SALE THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY OR IF YOU ARE IN BANKRUPTCY. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Angela Phelps, an unmarried woman, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Mortgagee, dated September 1, 2004 and recorded September 14, 2004 in Liber 1953, Page 138, Lapeer County Records, Michigan. Said mortgage is now held by GMAC Mortgage, LLC by assignment. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Seventy-Two Thousand Two Hundred Nine and 18/100 Dollars ($172,209.18) including interest at 2% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue at the Main entrance to the County Complex Bldg., 225 Clay St., Lapeer in Lapeer County, Michigan at 9:30 a.m. on FEBRUARY 8, 2012. Said premises are located in the Township of Lapeer, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Land in the Township of Lapeer, County of Lapeer, described as: The Southeast quarter of the Southwest quarter of Section 30, Town 7 North, Range 10 East, Lapeer County, Michigan, excepting the East 99 feet thereof. Also except the West 198 feet thereof. Also except beginning at a point on the South line of Section 30 that is North 89 degrees 01 minutes 40 seconds West 99.0 feet from the South 1/4 corner of said section; thence continuing along said South line North 89 degrees 01 minute 40 seconds West 200 feet; thence North 1041.04 feet to the South line of Detroit Edison right of way line to a point that is 99.0 feet West of the North and South 1/4 line of Section 30; thence South 1041.62 feet to the point of beginning, also except commencing at an iron in the North and South 1/4 line of said section 1320.58 feet Northerly of the South 1/4 corner of said section; thence Westerly along a line making a Southwesterly angle of 91 degrees 03 minutes with the last described line, 99 feet to an iron and the point of beginning; thence continuing Westerly along the last described line, 1014.18 feet to an iron; thence Southerly along a line making a Southeasterly angle of 89 degrees 01 minute 55 seconds with the last described line 282.95 feet to an iron. thence Easterly along a line making a Northeasterly angle of 90 degrees 43 minutes 30 seconds with the last described line 1014.50 feet to an iron; thence Northerly along a line making a Northwesterly angle of 89 degrees 11 minutes 35 seconds with the last described line 278.52 feet to the point of beginning. Also except commencing at the Southwest corner of Section 30; thence North 87 degrees 42 minutes 46 seconds East along the South line of said Section 30 a distance of 1482.00 feet; thence North 03 degrees 10 minutes 58 seconds West 838.77 feet to the point of beginning of this description; thence continuing North 03 degrees 10 minutes 58 seconds West 200.02 feet; thence North 87 degrees 32 minutes 32 seconds East 813.91 feet; thence South 03 degrees 17 minutes 06 seconds East 200.02 feet; thence South 87 degrees 32 minutes 32 seconds West 814.26 feet to the point of beginning. Also except part of the Southeast fractional quarter of Section 30, Town 7 North, Range 10 East, Lapeer Township. Lapeer County, Michigan, described as beginning at a point on the South section line that is South 87 degrees 42 minutes 46 seconds West 299.00 feet from the South quarter corner of said Section 30; thence continuing South 87 degrees 42 minutes 46 seconds West 300.00 feet; thence North 3 degrees 17 minutes 8 seconds West 840.33 feet thence North 87 degrees 32 minutes 32 seconds East; 299,99 feet; thence South 3 degrees 17 minutes 8. seconds East 841.22 feet to the point of beginning. The redemption period shall be 12 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA ß600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. TO ALL PURCHASERS: The foreclosing mortgagee can rescind the sale. In that event, your damages, if any, are limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. If you are a tenant in the property, please contact our office as you may have certain rights. Dated: January 8, 2012 Orlans Associates, P.C., Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041, Troy, MI 48007-5041 File No. 618.7795 (01-08)(01-29) 3-1,5-1,7-1,9-1

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INVITATION TO BID

Advertisement for Bids Riverview Towers Fascia and Railing Replacement Project Sealed Proposals on forms prepared by THA Architects Engineers will be received by the Lapeer Housing Commission at City Hall, 576 Liberty Park, Lapeer, Michigan 48446 until 2:00 PM February 3, 2012 for the Riverview Towers Fascia and Railing Replacement Project in accordance with Drawings, and other Contract Documents prepared by THA Architects Engineers. Proposals will be publicly opened and read aloud immediately after the time established above. A mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held at the project location, 544 Saginaw Street, Lapeer, Michigan 48446 on January 20, 2012 at 2:00 PM. Drawings, Specifications and other Contract Documents for Bid Submission must be obtained from Gwyer Reprographics ARC, 8226 Embury Road, Grand Blanc, Michigan 48439, (810) 695-9500, www.gwyer.com. Printing fees for Drawings, Specifications and other Contract Documents are non-refundable. Documents may also be viewed at the following Construction Associations: McGraw-Hill/ReproMax (Lansing and Livonia) Construction Association of Michigan (Bloomfield Hills) CAM Tri-Cities (Saginaw) Builders Exchange (Lansing) The above referenced project is a federally funded activity. All successful Bidders must comply with the Federal Labor Standards including the Davis-Bacon Act and the Copeland Anti-Kickback legislation; Federal equal opportunity requirements; and Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968. Lapeer Housing Commission, hereinafter referred to as Owner, reserves the right to reject any or all Proposals and to waive any formality or technicality in any Proposal in the interest of the Owner.

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE RESIDENTS OF LAPEER COUNTY PUBLIC HEARING A Public Hearing will be held Wednesday, January 25th at 10:00 a.m. at the Greater Lapeer Transportation Authority (230 South Monroe Street, Lapeer) as part of the Lapeer County Air Quality Committee meeting. This public hearing is an opportunity for you to review and comment on the following items: proposed federally funded transportation projects eligible for Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality funding under the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act – A Legacy for Users. The proposed projects are available for public review and comment at the address below or by e-mailing akerby@co.genesee.mi.us. Comments may be made in person or by mail, phone, fax or email. The Genesee-Lapeer-Shiawassee Region V Planning and Development Commission, on behalf of the Lapeer County Air Quality Committee will furnish reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities upon request. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids for services or persons with limited English proficiency should contact the following: Ann Marie Kerby Genesee-Lapeer-Shiawassee Region V Planning and Development Commission 1101 Beach Street, Room 223, Flint, MI 48502 (810) 257-3010 Michigan Relay Center: Dial 711 or 1-800-649-3777 e-mail: akerby@co.genesee.mi.us “An Equal Opportunity Organization”

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Legal Notice MORTGAGE SALE SCHNEIDERMAN & SHERMAN, P.C., IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT (248)5397400 IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by PAUL R. WEIDEMAN and MARJORIE J. WEIDEMAN, HUSBAND AND WIFE, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (“MERS”), solely as nominee for lender and lender’s successors and assigns,, Mortgagee, dated May 21, 2004, and recorded on June 1, 2004, in Liber 1910, on Page 979, and assigned by said mortgagee to GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO GMAC MORTGAGE CORPORATION, as assigned,Lapeer County Records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Three Hundred Fifty-Six Thousand Six Hundred Sixty Dollars and Fifty-Five Cents ($356,660.55), including interest at 4.375% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public venue, Main entrance of the County Complex Building, 225 Clay Street, Lapeer County, Michigan at 09:30 AM o’clock, on February 15, 2012 Said premises are located in Lapeer County, Michigan and are described as: PART OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 31, TOWN 7 NORTH, RANGE 10 EAST, LAPEER COUNTY, MICHIGAN, DESCRIBED AS BEGINNING AT THE NORTH QUARTER CORNER OF SAID SECTION 31; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST 698.49 FEET ALONG THE NORTH SECTION LINE; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 17 SECONDS WEST 726.01 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST 699.77 FEET TO THE NORTHSOUTH QUARTER LINE OF SAID SECTION 31; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 48 SECONDS WEST 726.02 FEET ALONG SAID NORTH-SOUTH QUARTER LINE TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale unless determined abandoned in accordance with 1948CL 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO GMAC MORTGAGE CORPORATION Mortgagee/ Assignee Schneiderman & Sherman, P.C. 23938 Research Drive, Suite 300 Farmington Hills, MI 48335 GMAC.006924 (01-15)(02-05) 5-1,7-1,9-1,11-1

MORTGAGE SALE SCHNEIDERMAN & SHERMAN, P.C., IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT (248)5397400 IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by KENNETH D. NAGORSEN and FLORENCE L. NAGORSEN, HUSBAND AND WIFE, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. ("MERS"), solely as nominee for lender and lender's successors and assigns, Mortgagee, dated December 5, 2007, and recorded on January 2, 2008, in Liber 2304, on Page 780, and assigned by said mortgagee to GMAC Mortgage, LLC successor by merger to GMAC Mortgage Corporation, as assigned, Lapeer County Records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Two Hundred Forty-Seven Thousand Five Hundred Ten Dollars and Seventy-Three Cents ($247,510.73), including interest at 6.375% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public venue, Main entrance of the County Complex Building, 225 Clay Street, Lapeer County, Michigan at 09:30 AM o'clock, on February 15, 2012 Said premises are located in Lapeer County, Michigan and are described as: PART OF THE SOUTHWEST FRACTIONAL 1/4 OF SECTION 6, TOWN 6 NORTH, RANGE 12 EAST, ALMONT TOWNSHIP, LAPEER COUNTY, MICHIGAN, DESCIRBED AS BEGINNING NORTH 02 DEGREES 03 MINUTES EAST, 380.00 FEET ALONG THE NORTHSOUTH 1/4 LINE FROM THE SOUTH 1/4 CORNER OF SAID SECTION 6; THENCE CONTINUING NORTH 02 DEGREES 03 MINUTES EAST, 308.00 FEET ALONG SAID 1/4 LINE; THENCE NORTH 75 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 10 SECONDS WEST, 278.95 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 02 DEGREES 03 MINUTES WEST, 378.26 FEET; THENCE EAST, 272.48 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale unless determined abandoned in accordance with 1948CL 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. GMAC Mortgage, LLC successor by merger to GMAC Mortgage Corporation Mortgagee/Assignee Schneiderman & Sherman, P.C. 23938 Research Drive, Suite 300 Farmington Hills, MI 48335 GMAC.011093 (01-15)(02-05)

MORTGAGE SALE THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY OR IF YOU ARE IN BANKRUPTCY. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Junior Akers and Margaret Akers, husband and wife, to First of America Mortgage Company, Mortgagee, dated September 5, 1997 and recorded September 12, 1997 in Liber 1031, Page 0643, Lapeer County Records, Michigan. Said mortgage is now held by PNC Bank, National Association by assignment. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Forty-Seven Thousand Four Hundred Forty and 21/100 Dollars ($47,440.21) including interest at 8% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue at the Main entrance to the County Complex Bldg., 225 Clay St., Lapeer in Lapeer County, Michigan at 9:30 a.m. on JANUARY 25, 2012. Said premises are located in the Township of Rich, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Land situated in Rich Township, Lapeer County, Michigan The South 10 acres of the North 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 8, Town 10 North, Range 10 East, Rich Township, Lapeer County, Michigan The redemption period shall be 12 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA ß600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. TO ALL PURCHASERS: The foreclosing mortgagee can rescind the sale. In that event, your damages, if any, are limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. If you are a tenant in the property, please contact our office as you may have certain rights. Dated: December 25, 2011 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041, Troy, MI 48007 File No. 401.1029 (12-25)(01-15) 103-1,1-1,3-1,5-1

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