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Vol. 145 - No. 21

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February 20, 2011

Fuller Field tops in ‘10 By CHRISTIE BLECK

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Alaiedon parapro Monica Tarrant and second-grader Drew Gibbs stand by the school’s patriotic display located near the front of the school.

Staying connected By CHRISTIE BLECK

ALAIEDON TWP. — Students at Alaiedon Elementary School have a tangible — and emotional — link with soldiers serving overseas. Near the front of the building is a special case displaying military items, including a flag flown over a U.S. base in the Parwan Province in Afghanistan last Sept. 11. One of those soldiers stationed there is Allison Stein, a task force peacekeeper whose son, Drew Gibbs, is a second-grader at Alaiedon (and who, coincidentally, was born Sept. 11, 2002). The flag is a link and a reminder to students that loved ones around the world are keeping the country safe.

“I think kids recognize these are students, these are classmates, whose parents are very far away,” Principal Lisa Francisco said. “They can’t visit weekends.” Monica Tarrant, an Alaiedon parapro, also is Drew’s guardian. She helps the two keep in touch. “We Skype once a week, as much as we can,” Tarrant said. In fact, other grade schoolers are keeping in touch as well. Tarrant said second-graders recently created cards that were to be sent to Stein. Francisco said fourth-graders also sent letters to Ron Ziehmer, husband of kindergarten teacher Danielle Ziehmer. Ron, a warrant officer 1, is stationed with the Army National Guard in Iraq. (Stein also is with the National Guard.)

DANSVILLE — It took eight years and $600,000 for volunteers to build Dansville High School’s Fuller Field. But those efforts have paid off with major recognition. The Michigan Sports Turf Manager Association has named Fuller Field its Athletic Field of the Year. The facility topped fields from all over the state in all divisions for the honor. “Eight years to get a project done?” said Matt Anderson, an MSU graduate student on hand at the Feb. 16 award ceremony at the Hancock Turf Research Center on campus. “Holy smokes.” However, there was a reason for the project’s duration. For years, the Class C school had one athletic field shared by football, soccer and other activities that was laid out east and west, forcing teams to look into the sun during the start of many games. Also, the high school had a track team but no track for practice or meets, and athletes had to use the town streets and school hallways. “All track meets were away meets,” said Mark Collins of C-More Green, a Dansville company that maintains athletic fields for several school districts.

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This is Dansville’s Fuller Field, Athletic Field of the Year. For a related photo, see page. 7.

er, made a commitment to build a $600,000 project for a community-oriented multipurpose facility. With no school funding available at the time, volunteers would schedule work days and come with their tractors, shovels and other tools to construct the facility. The field, which seats 1,100 people, was completed in 2007. It includes a football field, track and field area, press box, ticket booths, concessions, locker rooms, landscaping, fencing and a parking lot. Fuller Field, appraised at $1.9 million after its completion, also is open to the community. The field is a native, sandy loam soil field seeded with an 80:30 bluegrass/ ryegrass mix, fertilized with four pounds of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet that’s seedField of dreams ed every fall. Doug BeVier, In 1999, the Dansville the school’s building and Athletic Boosters, headed grounds supervisor, mows by Chris and Nanette Full- and paints the field.

Collins noted there are pros and cons regarding building such facilities through donations. Pros include not dipping into school funds and building a facility under “community ownership.” Cons include keeping up volunteer motivation, making sure what is donated is used and the length of time needed to finish the project. For example, Collins said that using volunteers with no general contractor was a challenge. “Sometimes that’s a little bit hard to control,” he said. However, the challenges likely were worth it, considering the outcome: a firstrate community facility and state recognition. Dansville Public Schools Athletic Director Nancy Jungkans took note of the volunteers’ part in the honor. “I’m sure they’ll be as honored about this award as we are,” Jungkans said.

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MASON — Benjamin E. Nicol of Mason has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the rank of Eagle Scout. Nicol will be recognized in a Court of Honor Ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27 at the First United Methodist Church, 600 S. Main St., Eaton Rapids. He is a mem-

ber of First United Methodist Church of Eaton Rapids’ Boy Scout Troop 52. Less than 5 percent of all Boy Scouts attain the Eagle rank. To earn the Ea-

gle rank, each candidate must hold a leadership position within the troop, earn at least 21 merit badges, successfully complete a community-related leadership project and unanimously pass an Eagle Board of Review. Benjamin Nicol’s Eagle project conNicol sisted of planning, organizing and leading fellow Scouts in making various improve-

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ments to the cabin at the VFW National Children’s Home in Eaton Rapids. He has served as senior patrol leader, assistant patrol leader, quartermaster, webmaster and Order of the Arrow representative. He is also a brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow— BSA’s National Honor Society.

Nicol attends the First United Methodist Church of Eaton Rapids where runs the video system for church services. He is active in 4-H and is on the swimming and baseball team sat Mason High School where he is a sophomore. Nicol is the son of Ray and Claudia Nicol of Mason. — From Claudia Nicol

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DANSVILLE — A Dansville teen is facing a burglary charge after being arrested the morning of Feb. 12 in connection with a break-in at a downtown business. Tyler James Pruitt, 18, was arraigned in the 55th District Court on one count of burglary in connection with the incident. Michigan State Police said in a news release that Dansville Mercantile Retail Services was broken into Feb. 7 and cash, cigarettes and cigars were stolen from the store located in the 1300 block of Mason Street. Pruitt was being held in the Ingham County Jail. Bail was set at $10,000. — From the Lansing State Journal

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Margaret Brown Doolittle, 67, the Mason Area Executive Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year, passed away at her home on Feb. 16. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday,. Feb. 21 at First Presbyterian Church of Mason, 131 E. Maple St., with Rev. Bill Pinches officiating. Interment will be in Hawley Cemetery, Mason. Visitiation is from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19; 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20; and an hour before the service at the church.

them for free — an exciting service that is possible due to your continued support. Through our partnership with the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS), CADL is currently offering approximately 3,000 unique eBook titles and 4,800 unique eAudiobook titles, with multiple copies of each title existing. Some titles are in high demand, but you can place items on hold in the same way you place them on printed material at Visit to browse our selection. If you’re ready to get

started, we can help with that, too! The Mason Library is very excited to be hosting CADL’s own digital media training specialist, Scott Duimstra. At 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, he’ll be here to show patrons how to download eBooks and eAudiobooks to your MP3 players and eReaders. Seating is limited so registration is required. Call (517) 676-9088. Be sure to bring your portable device with you. If you can’t attend the presentation, find out more about the digital downloads CADL offers by visiting You’ll

find instructions for downloading necessary software, a link to the catalog and an up-to-date list of all the devices compatible with our collection. And as always, if you don’t know...ask a librarian! The Mason Library, a Capital Area District Library, is located at 145 W. Ash St. For information about our hours, programs or services, call (517) 676-9088 or visit Find a complete list of library events at Sheryl Bass is the head librarian at the Mason Library.

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ty, leadership and service. The Council of Catholic Women No. 10966 was formed under the direction of the Lansing Diocese The fundraiser “CHUM’s Night Out,” set and the National Council of Catholic Womfor Saturday, March 5, is to benefit CHUM en. Call (517) 623-6261. Therapeutic Riding. There will be a buffet dinner, auctions and family entertainment Register now for with the Company of Strangers band at adult softball leagues the Ingham County Fairgrounds CommuniThe Mason Softball Association is formty Buildling, 700 E. Ash St., Mason, with the buffet beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $50 ing summer adult coed and men’s slow-pitch per person. Visit or leagues. See or contact league Director Russ Whipple at call Bonnie DePue at (517) 204-0974. or (517) 676-6114 to register. MACC Good Morning,

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The Mason Area Chamber of Commerce will host its Good Morning, Mason! news and networking meeting from 7:15-8:15 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 at the Ingham County Fairgrounds Community Building, 700 E. Ash St. The $5 member and $7 nonmember admission at the door includes a continental breakfast. The event is sponsored by Dart Bank and co-sponsored this month by QuickTech CPAs. For details, e-mail or call (517) 676-1046.

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INGHAM COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION MASON, MICHIGAN NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 2011 and 2012 PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION Pursuant to Public Act 150 of the Public Acts of 1976, the Board of Ingham County Road Commissioners is hereby giving notice that on Monday, February 28, 2011, a public hearing will be held for construction projects proposed by the Board to be accomplished in 2011 and 2012. The hearing will commence at 6:30 P.M. in the Board Room of the Ingham County Road Commission’s Austin E. Cavanaugh Administration Building located at 301 Bush Street, Mason, Michigan. The following is a list of the proposed projects, including the location and type of construction:

2011 Construction:

1. Okemos Road Enhancement – Jolly Road to Clinton Street. Street lighting, decorative sidewalk, plantings and furniture. Meridian Charter Township. Federal Enhancement Grant and Meridian Township funding. Estimated Cost: $472,000. 2. Waverly Road – Moores River Drive to Lansing Road. Drainage improvements and concrete pavement repair. Lansing Charter Township. Federal Urban STP funding. Estimated Cost: $490,000. The project was started in 2010 and is to be completed early in 2011. 3. Willoughby Road Bridge – Over Sycamore Creek. Bridge replacement. Alaiedon Township. Federal and State Local Bridge Program funding. Estimated Cost: $900,000. 4. Waverly Road – Bridge deck over I-96 to Jolly Road. Road widening and resurfacing. Delhi Charter Township. Federal Urban STP funding. Estimated cost: $1,000,000. 5. Zimmer Road at Grand River Avenue Intersection – Intersection approach widening and resurfacing. Williamstown Township. Federal STP Safety funding. Estimated Cost: $200,000. 6. Park Lake Road at Burcham Drive Intersection – Installation of a modern roundabout. Federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funding. Estimated cost: $600,000.


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1. Cedar Street – Dallas Avenue to Aurelius Road. Road resurfacing. Delhi Charter Township. Federal Urban STP funding. Estimated cost: $650,000. 2. Washington Road – Holt Road to Willoughby Road. Road resurfacing. Delhi Charter Township. Federal Urban STP funding. Estimated cost: $550,000. 3. Willoughby Road – Washington Road to Beryl Street. Road resurfacing. Delhi Charter Township. Federal Urban STP funding. Estimated cost: $750,000. 4. Waverly Road at Willow Street Intersection – Signal modernization. Lansing Charter Township. Federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funding. Estimated cost: $100,000. 5. Waverly Road at Michigan Avenue Intersection – Signal modernization. Lansing Charter Township. Federal Congestion

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Dugouts Eagle Scout project DANSVILLE — Ethan Gurecki will receive the Eagle Scout award, Scouting’s highest achievement, from the Boy Scouts of America at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27. The Court of Honor ceremony will be held at Vantown Community Church, 3504 E. Howell Road, Webberville. The public is invited to attend the ceremony and commemorate his achievement in a reception Ethan immediately Gurecki following the ceremony. Gurecki, resident of Wheatfield Township and active member of Troop 21 and Crew 21 in Dansville, constructed two soccer dugouts for Dansville High School. With the help of the community and parents of the soccer teams, funding was achieved through donations. One weekend was committed for constructions. Gurecki obtained help from his troop members and parents, along with several members of the soccer team. The Eagle Project took

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Letter to the editor The Mason City Council at a regular meeting was trying to decide if they wanted to lease Rayner Park from Ingham County. Lots of people were there. I said if maintenance cost was an issue, I would volunteer eight hours a month. I then said: Nineteen more people like me and you get a fulltime employee. They voted to lease it, and I put my name on every list I heard about. Someone planned three events; I could not make the first but did attend the second. Grandkids Ashley, Anthony, James Caleb and Payge came with me.

When we got to the park, the only people there were inmates with a guard. They had started moving wood chips in the play ground area. I went to the guard and asked if he could find them something else to do as my grandkids could move wood chips. He agreed and they went down the road to trim brush. The kids and I worked about an hour or so before someone else showed up. The kids did a great job and were not deterred by working on this big project with little to no help. They were an inspiration. At a meeting with three city officials, I voiced my thoughts, after which they asked me to coordinate activi-

ties. I declined the titles they wanted to give but did take on the job. I figured that I would show up and work even if no one else did. If my grandkids could do that so could I. I did wrap on a few souls, wrote some letters to the editor, talked with friends and made some phone calls. People responded beyond my expectations. An award I received on Feb. 7, a joint tribute of recognition for my work witih Raynor Park that was given by the Mason City Council and Board of Education, goes to my grandkids and the people of Mason. Jim Maddix Mason

MASON — Police investigated an alleged plan by a Mason High School student to bring a weapon to school. Late Feb. 10, information was provided to a high school official of a student’s plan to bring a weapon the next day

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10 Between Feb. 8-14, Mason police investigated 33 reported incidents involving a variety of activities. These are some of those incidents. Officers render aid Feb. 8: Late in the evening, officers responded to check the welfare of a female at a restaurant on Cedar Street. She was asleep in a booth and had been there for over three hours. Since the business was closing, she couldn’t stay there any longer. Investigation revealed the female was homeless and had no resources. She did have warrants out of Detroit, but was out of the pick-up range. Due to the extremely cold temperature outside, the officers worked at finding her a place to stay for the night and were finally able to make arrangements, after which they drove her to her lodging making sure she got there. Feb. 9: Very early in the morning, an officer was dispatched to a residential facility on Kerns Road for a voluntarily missing person report. At the time of the call it was 10 degrees, with a wind chill of -5 degrees, so the officer requested the assistance of a K-9. Lansing Police Department sent its K-9 to assist and they attempted to conduct a track. After about 30 minutes, the dog could not find the track and was going in circles, so the physical search was called off. The missing person was put in the law enforcement system, and officers tried finding her by other means. Later in the day, the missing female’s caseworker was able to reach her by phone, but the female — who stated she was OK — would not give her location. Her whereabouts are still unknown. Feb. 9: Officers again were dispatched to a local business on Cedar Street to do a wel-

fare check. The business’s manager stated a female had been standing in the parking lot for a long time, and she was concerned for her welfare due to the cold. At a business next door, the officers found the same homeless female who had been helped out by other officers the previous day. When approached, the female advised she had made arrangements to be picked up by CATA Rural services later. The officers verified this information. The business owner ended up helping the female financially to assist her on her journey. No fairy tale Feb. 9: Officers responded to a Mason residence to take a harassment complaint. The complainant states she and her ex-husband share custody of their children and that the ex’s girlfriend had once been removed from the ex’s home because of her treatment of the children and investigation by Child Protective Services. However, the girlfriend was once more living there. The complainant gave a copy of a social network posting she found on the Internet in which the girlfriend allegedly commented on putting children in the oven (as in the fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel). The complainant was advised to re-contact the Protective Services caseworker and report the information and that a police report had been filed. The children remain in her custody. Feb. 10: While on patrol, an officer noticed two parked, running vehicles in a school parking lot. As it was just after 2 a.m., the officer found this suspicious and went to investigate. There were two females and a male in the occupied vehicle, and they advised they had just returned from a restaurant in Lansing and that one


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of the females was warming up the vehicle she had left parked in the school lot. When checking their records, the officer noted that one female had a warrant for her arrest. The female stated she knew there was a warrant — and that she had been arrested on it prior to that time; however, the warrant was actually for a person who had stolen her ID. The officer verified this information was true. The male, who was the designated driver, had bloodshot eyes and smelled of intoxicants, but denied having been drinking. A blood-alcohol of .06 percent revealed otherwise, and the driver apologized for lying to the officer. The officer explained to him that he was not over the legal limit to drive, but that he could still be arrested if he was not able to handle the amount of alcohol that was in his system. He was advised to stop and have a cup of coffee before driving to his destination. The three subjects left without further incident. ‘Dog-food’ run goes bad Feb. 13: An officer attempted to pull a vehicle over on Kipp Road for an equipment violation, but the driver refused to stop despite the fact that the officer had activated the squad car’s emergency lights and siren. The driver finally pulled into a driveway outside the city and got out of his vehicle. The officer ordered him back inside it and waited for backup. When the second officer arrived, the suspect was ordered out of the vehicle and handcuffed. Investigation revealed he had a suspended driver’s license and fireworks in his car. The suspect stated he had gone into town to buy dog food, that the vehicle belonged to his girlfriend and he didn’t want to get it impounded; thus, the reason he “ran.” He was

arrested and lodged in the Ingham County Jail and the vehicle was impounded. The case was submitted to the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office, after which they authorized a warrant for fleeing and eluding-fourth, driving while license suspended-second and possession of illegal fireworks. Feb. 13: An officer responded to a business on Hull Road for a shoplifting complaint. The complainant stated he had observed the suspect pull several of the store’s own bags out of her pocket and place items from her shopping cart into them — then try to leave the building without paying for the items. The suspect, who had attempted to steal over $200 worth of clothing and other merchandise, told the officer she had bagged up the merchandise, intent on stealing it. Further investigation revealed she had a history of trying to steal from the business twice before. She was placed under arrest for retail fraud-second and transported to the Ingham County Jail, where she was lodged. Feb. 13: An officer stopped a driver on northbound U.S. 127 for erratic driving. Investigation revealed no record on the female driver, but the female passenger, who smelled strongly of intoxicants, was on probation out of the 12th District Court in Jackson. She admitted to having consumed a large amount of intoxicants and having an alcohol problem after submitting to a preliminary breath test that resulted in a 0.28 percent blood-alcohol content. The driver was cited for having no proof of insurance, and the report was to be sent to Jackson police. Continued on page 12

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Marital marijuana? Feb. 13: An officer made a traffic stop on Cedar Street near Cedar Woods for an equipment violation. When initially speaking with the two male occupants, the officer noted their eyes were red and glassy in appearance. They claimed this was because they were emotional over the marital problems the driver’s parents were having — that they were cousins, and that the one was there to give the other moral support. On the officer’s second contact with them, they had decided they were not cousins after all, but they were very nervous. When the driver was getting out of the vehicle at the officer’s request, the officer observed the passenger toss something out the window, which turned out to be a pack of rolling papers. Both males then admitted to having smoked marijuana that evening, but neither held a medical marijuana card. Marijuana was located in the vehicle, and the driver was arrested on the marijuana possession charge and lodged in the Ingham County Jail. He was cited for the defective equipment violation. The passenger was turned over to his mother after she was called to pick him up along with his ci-

tation for marijuana use. The vehicle was impounded. Feb. 14: An officer was dispatched to a Mason restaurant for a threats complaint. The business was not open yet, but there was an individual in the lot who was making threats from his cell phone. The male suspect was very belligerent with the officer when approached, and began yelling at her, as well as at someone on his cell phone. He stated he had just gotten out of jail and wanted to speak to his girlfriend who worked there. Because of the suspect’s behavior, the officer requested back-up, and officers from the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office responded. When the suspect was more compliant, the officer went to speak with the girlfriend. The girlfriend stated she and the suspect were in a dating relationship and that he thought she’d been cheating on him, so he was threatening to beat up the supposed other party. She was advised on how to seek a personal protection order against him although she stated he had not threatened her. The officer also spoke with the business manager and advised him — if it was deemed appropriate — that the corporate offices could send the suspect a “no tres-

passing” warning letter. The manager did inform the suspect — in the officers’ presence — that he was no longer welcome there. The suspect stated he understood and would not return, and he was allowed to wait there for a ride from his mother. Feb. 14: An officer took a walk-in complaint from a resident who wanted to report a suspicious situation involving her stepdaughter. She stated that the stepdaughter’s ex-boyfriend had shown up at a friend’s house with a gun, looking for the stepdaughter, but that the friend’s husband had forced him out, causing the gun to be left behind. Since then she had not been able to make contact with the stepdaughter. When the officer went to speak with the friend, he was told basically the same thing from her, except that the gun was a pellet gun. Later in the day, the friend advised the officer that the stepdaughter had called and she was fine and safe. A short time afterward, the stepdaughter and the suspect showed up at the MPD together with a different story than had been told previously. When called back again, the friend and her husband recanted part of their original story, advising the suspect had not brought the gun with him, but was actually picking it up from the house — he had not forced

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his way into the residence as previously described. The conclusion of this complaint was that the stepdaughter was safe and not missing; she was seeing the ex again, against her family’s wishes; and there had been no weapon threat or home invasion as had first been reported. The case is closed. Crash reports: There was one accident investigated on a city street. Alarms: Officers were dispatched to investigate one alarm activation. From the code enforcement officer: Business owners, residents and landlords are reminded that they should be making certain their sidewalks are clear of snow so that pedestrians may use them safely. Trash receptacles are required to be removed from the street by 9 p.m. the day of trash pick-up. Reminder: Parking is prohibited on all city streets between 2-6 a.m. througu May 1. Violations can result in a parking citation. To comment on a police matter or for more information,, call (517) 676-2458 between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays or e-mail; — From Chief John Stressman



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MASON — Heartwood School’s Garden/Nature Club was recently awarded a $220 grant from the Capital Region Community Foundation’s Youth Action Committee. The check was presented to the students at Heartwood by Pauline Pasch, program officer/Youth Action Committee (YAC) advisor and two Mason High School Students on Jan.26. “We are very thankful to the foundation and the Youth Action Committee for choosing our grant this year,” ssaid Cheryl Meyer, certified occupational therapy assistant at

Heartwood. “The grant had to be written by our students, so our staff worked with them to get an idea for the grant, to answer questions and to write it in their words. We are so pleased that their work was rewarded.” Grants from the YAC are awarded to encourage young people to create meaningful short-term projects that promote environmental awareness and protection and that bring children in contact with wilderness areas, gardens and nature. The Heartwood club titled its grant “Recycling Rain and Weeds.” The money will be used to purchase a rain barrel and tumble composter. “Heartwood’s garden project is an exciting example

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Ross to help direct play MASON — Lansing’s Starlight Dinner Theatre will present the Agatha Christie mystery “A Murder is Announced,” adapted by Leslie Darbon, on March 11, 12, 18 and 19. The show is directed by guest director Lisa Sodman Elzinga. Assistant director is Jan Ross of Mason.






sors designed to cut athletic tape to pare her hair to the proper length 10 minutes before the match. Kennell got her first pin of the season at 103 pounds, 1 minute, 4 seconds into the match to help Dansville defeat Leslie, 45-34. “She wanted to contribute to our team, and it was important for her to contribute what she could in an effort to try and win the dual,” Farrier said. “It was a very selfless thing to do.”

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wear a cover to compete. The cover can be either a net or a hood. Kennell left her “hair gear” at home, so she did the only thing she could that would allow her to compete. “She said ‘If you need me coach I’ll cut my hair,’ ” Dansville wrestling coach Mike Farrier said. “And I said, ‘Yeah, Kelsey, we’re going to need you tonight.’ ” With the help of a parent, Kennell used a pair of scis-

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Heartwood to take the plunge MASON — A team of supporters from Heartwood School will be participating in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge on Saturday, Feb. 27 to raise money for Special Olympics. The event will be held at Eagle Eye Golf Club at noon. The Heartwood team is made up of staff, family members and Mason High School student supporters. After raising funds, participants dress in costumes and prepare to plunge into freezing cold water for a good cause. Proceeds from these plunges help support year-round sports training and athletic competition for more than 18,600 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Michigan. A total of 24 Polar Plunges are taking place throughout Michigan in January, Feb-

ruary and March. “This event is really fun and is a great bonding experience for all those involved,” said Marcia O’Brien, principal at Heartwood School and participant in the Polar Plunge. “The Special Olympics is something near and dear to our hearts here at Heartwood, and we try to support it as much as we can.” Those interested in supporting the efforts of the Heartwood Team can make a donation online at lansing-polar-plunge-2011-175923. All donations to the Special Olympics are tax-deductible. For more information about Heartwood School, go online at heartwood/index.html. — From the Ingham Intermediate School District

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lor Lavallii each had 17 points for the Bull- Feb. 26. dogs (6-10, 2-5). Denzel Valentine added 13 LANSING -- Rebekah Bentz’s 14 points points and 13 assists for the Big Reds (15-0, Columbia Central 60, Leslie 53 led Mason to a CAAC Red basketball victo- 7-0). LESLIE — Kyle Bryson had 15 points for ry over host Sexton on Feb. 16. Leslie (2-13, 1-6 SMAA) in the loss on Feb. Elizabeth Stalzer added eight for the 15. Aggies win wrestling regional Bulldogs (2-7, 4-13). KENT CITY -- Dansville advanced to the Mason 63, Northwest 58 (OT) Francisca Wojda scored 10 points for the state team quarterfinals by defeating Kent Big Reds (0-9, 0-16). JACKSON — Jordan Bywater hit 11 of 12 City, 51-29, in the semifinals and Grandville free throws and scored 20 points to lead the Sexton 89, Mason 63 Calvin Christian, 55-20, in the final match of MASON — Tyrin Wade scored 20 points the Division 4 team regionals on Feb. 16. The MHSAA quarterfinals will be held at and grabbed 10 rebounds for second-ranked Lansing Sexton in a CAAC Red win over Kellogg Arena, Battle Creek on Friday, Feb. Mason on Feb. 16. Jordan Bywater and Say- 25, and the semifinals and finals will be on

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LANSING NORTHWEST 2 UPPER MICHIGAN, IN Hiawatha Forest, close to LitBR., 3 BR., reasonable, tle Bay Denoc, secluded $255 & $305 bi-weekly. Call 4,000 sq. ft. modern lodge 517-372-9778. sleeps up to 15, with stocked lake. Starts @ $450/week. 906-428-3247 OKEMOS: WALK TO nett Woods & Okemos MORTGAGE SALE High. 4 bdrm., 2 bath, THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COL granite counter tops, vaulted ceilings, Fireplace. UPPER MICHIGAN, IN Hia- LECTOR ATTEMPTING TO watha Forest, secluded COLLECT A DEBT. ANY IN $1600. 517-694-1825. 4,000 sq. ft. modern lodge, FORMATION OBTAINED sleeps 15. Private, lake WILL BE USED FOR THAT stocked with Trophy Bass PURPOSE. OKEMOS: WALK TO Ben& Muskie. Starts @ nett Woods & Okemos $450/week. 906-428-3247 Notice is hereby given High. 4 bdrm., 2 bath, that Default has occurred in granite counter tops, a Mortgage given by Anthovaulted ceilings, Fireplace. ny K. Nyquist and Angela S. $1600. 517-694-1825. Nyquist, husband and wife, mortgagors, to Signature Bank, mortgagee. The MortREGENT, 139 gage is dated April 7, 2008, 2 bdrm., 1.5 bath, lg. and was recorded on April 8, fenced yard, air, laundry GRAND LEDGE: 1 bdrm. 2008, at B3302 on page 1160 in bsmt., garage. $775+ $420 + sec. dep. & inof the Ingham County reutil. 719-5600 or 482-8771 cludes all utils. 2 bdrm., cords, and subject to an Af$420 + utils. & sec. dep. fidavit Stating Facts AffectPets on approval. 517ing Real Property Under 256-4817, 517-896-3285 MCL 565.451a, dated January 5, 2011, recorded January 10, 2011, at B3407, P 1063. The balance owing on the Mortgage as of the date of this Notice is $83,768.92, CANADIAN FISHING CABincluding interest at 7.25% INS for RENT. Walleyes, per year. The Mortgage jumbo perch, big northerns. Call Hugh or BUSLINE, ROOMS WITH pri- contains a power of sale vate bath, $350mo., all util- clause and no proceedings Doris toll free 800-426-2550 ities included. Old Town have been instituted to refor free brochure. Or look near. Rooms with shared cover any part of the debt at our website bath, $300-$350 mo., all owing. utils. incld. 1059 N. Larch The Mortgage will be MM St. 2 BR, bsmt., $550/mo. + foreclosed by selling the utils. Call 517-484-5619. property described below at CLEAN, COZY WATER a public auction to the highFRONT CABINS - With fireest bidder. The sale will be place, sleeps 4. Near to held on Thursday, March 10, Selling an Item? snowmobile/cross county 2011, at 10:00 a.m. local time See trails & ski resorts. Weekat the main entrance to the ly & weekend rates availaIngham County Court Facilior Call LCN Toll Free ble. Cadillac area. ty, 313 W. Kalamazoo, Lans877.475.SELL 231-829-5075.







ty, Kalamazoo, ing, Michigan, that being the place of holding Circuit Court for Ingham County, Michigan. The property will be sold to pay the amount then due on the Mortgage, including interest, legal costs, attorney fees and any taxes or insurance which may be paid by the mortgagee before the sale. The property to be sold is located in the City of Lansing, County of Ingham, Michigan and is described as: Lot 18 and the N 40 ft of Lot 14, Dungey’s Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Liber 5 of plats, Page 22 of Ingham County records. commonly known as 419 S. Huron Street, Lansing, MI 48912 tax i.d. 33-01-01-17-451-031 The redemption period will expire six (6) months after the date of the foreclosure sale, unless the property is determined abandoned under MCL 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period will expire 30 days after the date of the foreclosure sale, or when the time to provide notice under MCL 600.3241a(c) expires, whichever is later.

(P46393) Attorney for Signature Bank, Mortgagee 900 Washington Ave., P.O. Box 219 Bay City, MI 48707 (989) 892-4574

THEREFORE, is Hereby Given that by virtue of the power of sale contained in said mortgage and in pursuance of the statute in such case made and provided, the said Mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the premises therein described or so much thereof as may be necessary, at public auction, to the highest bidder, in the lobby of the Ingham County Courthouse, Veteran’s Memorial Courthouse, 313 W. Kalamazoo St., Lansing, Michigan, that being the place of holding the Circuit Court in and for said County, on the 10th day of March, 2011 at 10 a.m. in the forenoon of said day, and said premises will be sold to pay the amount so as aforesaid then due on said Mortgage together with 6.07 percent interest, legal costs, attorneys’ fees and also any taxes and insurance that said Mortgagee, SSBBank, does pay on or prior to the date of said sale; which said premises are described in said Mortgage as follows to wit: EXHIBIT A Parcel No. 1: A portion of the Northwest Fractional ¼ of Section 1, Stockbridge Township, Ingham County, Michigan, Town 1 North, Range 2 East, described as beginning at a point on the East line of the right of way of Brogan Road 64 rods South of the North Line of said Section 1, thence in an Easterly direction parallel with the North Line of said Section 208 feet and 8 inches, thence in a Northerly direction parallel with the West Line of said Section 208 Feet and 8 inches, thence Westerly paral-

ches, Westerly paral lel with the North Line of said Section 208 feet and 8 inches, thence South along the Easterly right of way of Brogan Road to the point of beginning. Parcel No. 2: A parcel of land in the Northwest Fractional ¼ of Section 1, Town 1 North, Range 2 East, Stockbridge Township, Ingham County, Michigan, described as: Commencing at the Northwest Corner of said Section 1, thence South 01 degree 51 minutes 00 seconds East along the Section Line 847.33 feet, thence South 89 degrees 55 minutes 00 seconds East 241.67 feet to the point of beginning of this description, thence continuing South 89 degrees 55 minutes 00 seconds East 87.33 feet, thence South 01 degree 51 minutes 00 seconds East 208.67 feet, thence North 89 degrees 55 minutes 00 seconds West 87.33 feet, thence North 01 degree 51 minutes 00 seconds West 208.67 feet to the point of beginning. Property address reference: 2595 Brogan Road, Stockbridge, Michigan 49285 The redemption period shall be six (6) months from the date of said sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLS 600.3241(a), in which case the redemption period shall be thirty days from the date of said sale.

517-676-2002, George A. Sullivan, Attorney for Mortgagee, 160 E. Ash St., P.O. Box 147, Mason, MI 48854

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HOLT-2115 Dean Ave., 3 bdrm., 1 bath, CA, 1200 sq.ft., 2 car garage, $800+ util.; 2101 Thorburn, 2 bdrm., CA, $600+ util. 5142 Bogart St., 4 bdrm., CA, 1.5 bath, 2 car garage, 1400 sq. ft., $850+ util.; GRAND LEDGE- 2 bdrm., 1 bath, 1 car garage, $650+ util. All have fenced backyards & full bsmnt. All properties in nice, quiet subdivisions. Sec. 8 & MSHDA okay. Near busline. Call: 517-410-7257. SamRentalLLC@ ~LANSING~ 1-4 BDRMS Available! Section 8 OK. $450-$850. Call Mark at 517-482-6600

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DEFAULT having been made in the conditions of a certain Mortgage dated December 18, 1999 made by Keith M. Toupin and Linda J. Toupin of 2595 Brogan Road, Stockbridge, Michigan 49285 to Stockbridge State Bank, a Michigan Banking Company, of 122 West Main Street, P.O. Box 427, Stockbridge, Michigan 49285, and recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds for the County of Ingham, State of Michigan, on December 30, 1999, at Book 2835 , Page 698, on which Mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date of this notice, for prinSMITH, MARTIN, POWERS & cipal and interest, the sum KNIER, P.C. of Forty-Two Thousand Three Hundred Ninety-Two Dated: January 28, 2011 and 46/100 Dollars ($42,392.46), and no proBy: Henry L. Knier, Jr. ceedings having been insti(P46393) tuted to recover the debt now remaining secured by said Mortgage, or any part thereof, whereby the power Email the Lansing Community of sale contained in said Newspapers 24/7 at: Mortgage has become ative; NOW THEREFORE, Notice


January 10, 2011

ICCN-895538 1/30/11-2/6, 13, 20, 27/11 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Decedent’s Living Trust The decedent, Vernon C Fountain, born on November 9, 1932, with SSN# XXX-XX1062, who lived at 3325 Glenbrook Drive, Lansing, MI 48911, died on December 9, 2010. There is no Personal Representative of the Decedent estate to whom letters of Authority have been issued and this notice is given by Janet A Guttridge, Successor Trustee of the Vernon C Fountain Living Trust, pursuant to MCL 700.7504. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the decedent and the Trust will be forever barred unless presented to Janet A Guttridge, Successor Trustee of the Vernon C Fountain Living Trust or by commencing a proceeding in the Ingham County Probate Court, Lansing, MI within 4 months after the date of publication of this notice.

Janet A Guttridge 15050 Grove Road Lansing, MI 48906 FOR INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL: 517-676-2002, George ICCN-900545 2/20/11 SSBBank, Mortgagee


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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Decedent’s Living Trust The decedent, Nina Malin, born on July 20, 1923, with SSN# XXX-XX-4457, who lived at 5250 Marsh Road, Okemos, MI 48864, died on January 7, 2011. There is no Personal Representative of the Decedent estate to whom letters of Authority have been issued and this notice is given by Lillian Elaine Prestel, Successor Trustee of the Nina Malin Trust, pursuant to MCL 700.7504. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the decedent and the Trust will be forever barred unless presented to Lillian Elaine Prestel, Successor Trustee of the Nina Malin Trust or by commencing a proceeding in the Ingham County Probate Court, Lansing, MI within 4 months after the

ces, date of publication of this Amy R. Tripp P53001 1019 Trowbridge Road notice. East Lansing, MI 48823 (517) 332-3800 Lillian Elaine Prestel 4280 Indian Glen Drive Susan L Puente Okemos, MI 48864 2264 Tiffany Lane Holt, MI 48842 ICCN-900542 2/20/11 ICCN-900958 2/20/11 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Decedent’s Trust STATE OF MICHIGAN Bedford Trust dated Decem- COUNTY OF INGHAM ber 16, 1985 as amended NOTICE TO CREDITORS Date of birth: August 5, 1922 Decedent’s Trust TO ALL CREDITORS: NOTICE TO CREDITORS: MILDRED J. MIKESELL TRUST The decedent, Frances E NO. 1 Bedford, who lived at 2264 TO ALL CREDITORS: Tiffany Lane, Holt, MI died NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The December 22, 2010. decedent, Mildred J. Creditors of the decedent Mikesell, who lived at 3145 are notified that all claims West Mt. Hope, in Lansing, against the trust will be for- Ingham County, Michigan ever barred unless present- died February 9, 2011. ed to Susan L Puente, Creditors of the decedent named Trustee within 4 are notified that all claims months after the date of against the decedent and publication of this notice. the trust described below will be forever barred unless Date: presented to Carol L. Fields, Trustee of the Mildred J. Chalgian & Tripp Law Offi- Mikesell Trust No. 1, dated ces, PLLC. 9/20/2000, as amended, 902




Amy Sackett, Family Services will be conducted by the court on Monday March 14, 2011 at 9:00 am in Courtroom #4, Veterans Memorial Courthouse, 313 W Kalamazoo Street, 2nd February 14, 2011 Floor, Lansing, MI 48933 beBernick, Omer, Radner & fore JUDGE JANELLE A LAWLESS. Ouellette, P.C. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED Nancy L. Little P43113 2400 Lake Lansing Road, that Earlene McCathery, Mother of the Minor personSuite F ally appear before the court Lansing, MI 48912 at the time and place stated (517)371-5361 above. This hearing may result in Carol L. Fields the termination of your pa902 Foote Street, PO Box 9 rental rights. Charlotte, MI 48813 517-543-0856 HCN/ICCN-900605 2/20/11 ICCN-900692 2/20/11 STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT STATE OF MICHIGAN COUNTY OF INGHAM JUDICIAL CIRCUIT FAMILY DIVISION NOTICE TO CREDITORS INGHAM COUNTY Decedent’s Estate PUBLICATION OF HEARING FILE No. 11-60-DE CASE NO 70315-1-NA Estate of Barbara B PeterPETITION NO. Sup #1 son Date of birth: July 13, (PW PARENTS) 1941 TO ALL CREDITORS:* TO: EARLENE MCCATHERY, NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Mother of the Minors IN THE MATTER OF LASHNY The decedent, Barbara B Peterson, who lived at 1416 MCCATHERY, Minors A hearing regarding The Somerset Close, East LansSupplemental Petition #1 of ing, died June 1, 2008. Creditors of the decedent Amy Sackett, Child & Family are notified that all claims 9/20/2000, amended, Foote Street, PO Box 9, Charlotte, MI 48813, within 4 months after the date of publication of this notice.



against the trust described STATE OF MICHIGAN below will be forever barred PROBATE COURT unless presented to Peter T COUNTY OF INGHAM Peterson named personal representative or proposed NOTICE TO CREDITORS personal representative, or Decedent’s Estate to both court at 313 W Kalamazoo Street, Lansing, MI FILE NO. 48933 and the named/proposed personal Estate of Clare E Hamrepresentative within 4 mond Jr. Date of birth: 10months after the date of 12-31 publication of this notice. TO ALL CREDITORS NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Dated: February 3, 2011 The decedent, Clare E Hammond Jr, who lived at 1101 Lowe Law Firm, P.C. Cleo St., Lansing, Michigan Christine M Savage P60174 died 8-17-09. 2375 Woodlake Drive, Suite Creditors of the decedent 380 are notified that all claims Okemos, MI 48864 against the estate will be (517) 908-0902 forever barred unless presented to Delores Turner, Peter T Peterson named personal representa3201 Arrowhead Circle Apt H tive or proposed personal Faifax, VA 22030 703-220-2822


proposed personal representative or to both the probate court at 313 West Kalamazoo, Lansing, MI 48933 and the named/proposed personal representative within 4 months after the date of publication of this notice. Dated: 1-31-11 Erica E.L. Huddas P73410 313 S Washington Square Lansing, MI 48933 517-371-8200 Delores Turner 2633 Wyckham Dr Lansing, MI 48906 517-321-3277


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CITY OF MASON Board of Review Notice


RATIO AND TENTATIVE EQUALIZATION FACTORS FOR 2011 Property Class Commercial Industrial Residential Personal

Class Agricultural Commercial Industrial Residential

Tentative Ratio 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00

Tentative Factor 1.0000 1.0000 1.0000 1.0000 Scott Cunningham City Assessor


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Factor 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00

For an appointment call, 676-9277 during office hours, Office Hours: Monday 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m., Tuesday-Friday 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.


Since 1991, the city of Mason has observed Arbor Day during the third week of April by planting a tree in honor of a citizen that has made positive contributions to ecology. The Mason Tree Commission is now seeking nominees for the person that will be honored at this year’s April 30th celebration. Citizens are asked to submit nominees by March 31, 2011 to Mason City Clerk, Mason Tree Commission, 201 W. Ash Street, Mason, Michigan 48854. The Tree Commission will select the nominees on the basis of their contribution to ecology in general and promotion and preservation of trees in particular. Emphasis will be placed on selecting an individual who made a significant contribution to the enhancement of the ecology in the City of Mason or Mason area. All nominees must reside in the Mason School District. Deborah J. Cwiertniewicz City Clerk 2/20/11

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WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That the Organizational Meeting of the March Board of Review is scheduled for Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. Wheatfield Township Board of Review will be hearing assessment appeals according to the following schedule: Monday, March 14, 2011 3:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Thursday, March 17, 2011 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. Tentative Ratio Tentative Factor Agricultural 50.00 1.000 Commercial 50.00 1.000 Industrial 50.00 1.000 Residential 50.00 1.000 Personal Property 50.00 1.000

Regular meeting, February 8, 2011, 7:01 p.m. Members Present: Carr, Droscha, Malcangi and Silsby. Members Absent: Heaviland. Approved consent agenda. Approved Resolutions to establish Township officials salaries. Approved to hold a public meeting for Eaton Rapids Township Fire residents. Received reports. Adjourned 8:15 P.M. Shelly Heaviland, Clerk Unabridged minutes available upon request. ICCN-899628


AURELIUS TOWNSHIP BOARD OF REVIEW An organizational meeting shall be held March 8, 2011, 1:30 p.m., NO PUBLIC COMMENT WILL BE RECEIVED. The public meetings of the Aurelius Township Board of Review shall be held MONDAY MARCH 14, 2011, 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Aurelius Township Hall, 1939 South Aurelius Road. For an appointment, call 628-2093 during office hours, Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Larry Silsby, Aurelius Township Supervisor. REAL PROPERTY

Current Tentative Ratio Ratio

Agricultural 53.29 Commercial 51.56 Industrial 49.88 Residential 51.29 Developmental 50.00 Personal Property 50.00

50.00% 50.00% 50.00% 50.00% 50.00% 50.00%

Estimated Ratio 0.93827 0.96975 1.00000 0.97485 1.00000 1.00000

All of the above meetings of the Wheatfield Township Board of Review will be held at the Wheatfield Township Hall, 985 E. Holt Road, Williamston, Michigan 48895.

If you are unable to attend Board of Review, written comment may be sent to: Aurelius Township Office 1939 South Aurelius Road Mason, MI 48854



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Tentative Ratios 50% 50% 50% 50%

Steven Lott, Supervisor Alaiedon Township




Organizational Meeting 2011 Assessment Roll Presented Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. No appeals will be heard. Receive petitions at the Alaiedon Township Hall, 2021 W. Holt Road Monday, March 14, 2011 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2011 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

FILE NO. Estate of J MICHAEL WARREN (aka John Michael Warren) Date of birth: December 18, 1939 TO ALL CREDITORS NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, J Michael Warren (aka John Michael Warren), who lived at 2150 Heritage Avenue, Okemos, Michigan died January 11, 2011. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless pre-

TOWNSHIP OF AURELIUS 1939 S. Aurelius Road Mason, MI 48854

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The City of Mason Board of Review will meet to hear assessment appeals for the 2011 assessment roll at Mason City Hall, 201 W. Ash St., Mason MI 48854 on the following dates: Monday, March 14, 2011, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; and Thursday, March 17, 2011, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

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2) Any occupation requiring the use of hazardous materials as de- Usable Marihuana: See Medical Marihuana. fined by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the Michi- Medical Marihuana: For the purposes of this Ordinance, the folgan Department of Health or the Ingham County Health Depart- lowing definitions shall apply: Compassion Club: Any entity whose members are comment if that identified material is used or stored in a quantity that a) prised of primary caregivers or qualifying patients which is not exceeds that of a normal residence. AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE DELHI CHARTER TOWNSHIP ZON- 3) Any occupation which involves the use of mechanical, electrical, open to the public and the purpose of which includes uses or conING ORDINANCE TO PERMIT THE LIMITED POSSESSION, USE AND or similar machinery or equipment other than that used for normal sumption of marihuana in any form or the facilitation of such use ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz~!@#$%^&*()_+`1234567890-=,./?;’:”[]\{}| or consumption. GROWING OF MARIHUANA AND POSSESSION AND USE OF PARA- domestic or hobby purposes. Debilitating Medical Condition: The conditions and circumPHERNALIA ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF MARIHUANA FOR MED- 4) Any occupation which involves outdoor storage or display of b) stances provided in Section 3(a) of the Michigan Medical ICAL PURPOSES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MICHIGAN MEDICAL products or equipment. MARIHUANA ACT (MCL 333.26421 ET SEQ); TO DEFINE TERMS; TO 5) Retail sale of goods from stock to the general public. This sub- Marihuana Act (MCL 333.26423(a)). Dispensary or Medical Marihuana Dispensary: Any location RESTRICT ACTIVITIES OF REGISTERED QUALIFIED PATIENTS AND section shall not prohibit sale of goods which are specifically or- c) at which marihuana is transferred from one person to another, othREGISTERED PRIMARY CAREGIVERS IN CONNECTION WITH THE dered by customers. GROWING AND FURNISHING OF MEDICAL MARIHUANA TO THOSE Space restrictions. No more than twenty-five (25) percent er than transfers of marihuana from a registered primary caregivLOCATIONS WITHIN THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF DELHI DEEMED of the building area shall be devoted to home occupation use(s). er to a qualifying patient to whom said primary caregiver is conTO BE SUITABLE AND COMPATIBLE WITH OTHER ALLOWED LAND The term "building area" is defined in Section 10.2. This section nected through the Department of Community Health registration USES WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS; TO LIM- shall not apply to day care or foster care uses which involve chil- process. d) Marihuana (also known as marijuana and cannabis): The IT EXPOSURE OF SUCH ACTIVITIES TO OTHER PERSONS AND PROP- dren and/or adults. substance defined in Section 7106 of the Public Health Code, PA ERTY; TO PROHIBIT DISPENSARIES AND "COMPASSION CLUBS" AS Medical marihuana home occupations. DEFINED HEREIN; AND TO PROVIDE AN EFFECTIVE DATE HEREOF. 1) Medical marihuana primary caregiver. A primary caregiver, sub- 1978, No. 368 (MCL 333.7106). Medical Use: The acquisition, possession, cultivation, manuThe Charter Township of Delhi, Ingham County, Michigan, or- ject to the restrictions set forth in the definitions to this ordinance e) and requirements of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act and the facture, use, internal possession, delivery, transfer, or transportadains: SECTION I. AMENDMENT OF SECTION 5.1.5 "USES NOT PERMIT- general rules of the Michigan Department of Public Health and this tion of marihuana or paraphernalia relating to the administration Ordinance, may furnish and provide the services of a registered pri- of marihuana to treat or alleviate a registered qualifying patient’s TED IN ANY DISTRICT." Section 5.1.5 of the Delhi Charter Township Zoning Ordinance en- mary caregiver as a home occupation subject to the following re- debilitating medical condition or symptoms association with the debilitating medical condition. The term "transfer" as used herein titled "Uses Not Permitted In Any District" shall be and is hereby strictions: (a)The home occupation provisions and restrictions set forth in shall be limited to a transfer of marihuana from a primary or a regamended to add a subsection 4) to read as follows: istered primary caregiver to a qualifying patient or registered 5.1.5 4). Dispensaries or medical marihuana dispensaries, compas- Section shall be applicable to this use. The growing of medical marihuana as a home occupa- qualifying patient who is connected to the caregiver through the sion clubs, or medical marihuana compassion clubs are not permit- (b) ted as a land use in any zoning district within Delhi Charter Town- tion by a primary caregiver shall be limited to the A-1, TC, R1-A, R1- Department of Community Health’s registration process. f) Primary Caregiver or Registered Primary Caregiver: A perB, R1-C, R1-D and R1-E zoning districts only. ship. SECTION II. AMENDMENT OF SECTION 5.1.11 "HOME OCCUPA- (c)No signs or advertisements of any kind shall be permitted or son who has agreed to assist with a registered qualifying patient’s visible on or from the exterior of the property or structure involved medical use of marihuana and who has a valid registry identificaTIONS." Section 5.1.11 of the Delhi Charter Township Zoning Ordinance in the home occupation relating to the medical marihuana home oc- tion card identifying said person as a primary caregiver. g) Qualifying Patient or Registered Qualifying Patient: A perentitled "Home Occupations" shall be and is hereby amended to cupation. (d) A registered primary caregiver’s marihuana growing son who has been diagnosed by a physician as having a debilitatprovide follows: 5.1.11 HOME OCCUPATIONS. Except as provided in Section operation shall be limited to the number of plants allowed by law, ing medical condition and who has a valid registry identification relating to medical marihuana, home occupations shall be subject to application for and issuance of a Medical Marihuana Lo- card issued by the Michigan Department of Community Health permitted within any residential, town center or agricultural zon- cation Permit for such growing operation issued by the Township. which identifies the person as a registered qualifying patient. Usable Marihuana: The dried leaves and flowers of the ing district, provided that the specific occupation is not in conflict (e)A registered primary caregiver functioning as such as a home h) occupation shall not be located within any non-owner occupied sin- marihuana plant and any mixture or preparation thereof, but does with this or any other ordinance, statute or regulation. 1)Intent. Home occupations are intended to provide and allow gle family residence or duplex or multiple family dwelling or within not include the seeds, stalks and roots of the plant. SECTION IV. CONFIDENTIALITY. some auxiliary commercial use while at the same time protecting a radius of one thousand (1,000) feet from any school, child care The Delhi Charter Township Zoning Ordinance shall be and center, preschool, or church. and maintaining the residential character of the neighborhood. 2)General Restrictions. To achieve this objective, the residential (f) The use of a dwelling as a home occupation under this section is hereby amended to add a Section No. 2) entitled "Confidistricts can allow compatible residential and auxiliary commer- shall be limited to two (2) primary caregivers residing within said dentiality" as follows: cial use. All uses within this district must be conducted entirely facility and providing usable marihuana to not more than five (5) 2) Confidentiality. Application for permits submitted by a registered caregiver, including information regarding the patient’s within an enclosed building. No outdoor displays are permitted. qualifying patients registered to each such caregiver. Transfers of medical marihuana from the registered primary caregiver, is confidential, to the extent provided by the Except as provided in Section relating to medical (g) marihuana, signage shall be permitted as provided in Section 6.9.9 primary caregiver to his or her qualifying patients shall be accom- Michigan Medical Marihuana Act. SECTION V. SAVINGS CLAUSE. plished only by the delivery of medical marihuana by the primary (B) for Wall Signs (Home Occupations) only. Except as expressly amended herein, all other provisions of 3)Uses in different districts. It is possible for a particular use to caregiver at the home of the qualifying patient. Lighting for medical marihuana growing operations the Delhi Charter Township Zoning Ordinance shall remain in full be allowed in one residential district and not be allowed in anoth- (h) force and effect. shall not be visible from the building exterior. er. SECTION VI. REPEAL. All Ordinances or parts of Ordinances Definition. Except as provided in Section relating (i) All medical marihuana, whether in plant form or "usable to medical marihuana, "home occupations" shall be defined as marihuana," shall be contained within the dwelling within a secure, of the Charter Township of Delhi inconsistent herewith shall be businesses operated continuously from an area which is zoned enclosed, locked facility, accessible only by the registered primary and are hereby repealed, insofar as they may be inconsistent with residential, town center, or agricultural wherein the owner and all caregiver or registered qualifying patient. The storage facility and the provisions of this Ordinance. The adoption of this Ordinance employees and workers of the home business are members of the marihuana may be subject to inspections from time to time by au- shall not, however, invalidate any prosecution or other legal proceeding taken in connection with a similar subject matter under immediate family which resides within the residence and which thorized Township personnel. definition shall include, among other things, the giving of instruc- (j) Medical marihuana growing facilities shall be subject to electri- ordinances existing at the time such action was initiated. tion in a craft or fine art within the residence, subject to regula- cal, mechanical, plumbing and fire department inspections, and is- SECTION VII. SEVERABILITY. It is the legislative intent of the tions relating to noise, traffic, advertising, hours of operation, and suance of a permit as required by the applicable building and con- Township Board adopting this Ordinance that all provisions hereof shall be liberally construed to protect the public health, safety other conditions that may relate to the use of the residence. For struction codes. SECTION III. AMENDMENT OF SECTION 10.2 "DEFINI- and general welfare of the inhabitants of the Township and all othpurposes of this definition, "immediate family" shall include faer persons affected by this Ordinance. Consequently, should any ther, mother, sister, brother, son, daughter, sister-in-law, brother- TIONS." Section 10.2 of the Delhi Charter Township Zoning Ordinance en- provision of this Ordinance be held to be unconstitutional, invalid in-law, father-in-law or mother-in-law. In addition, no more than one (1) non-family nonresident worker may be involved in the titled "Definitions" shall be and is hereby amended to add the fol- or of no effect, such holding shall not be construed as affecting the validity of any of the remaining provisions of this Ordinance, it lowing definitions: home occupation. Permitted uses. Except as provided in Section re- Compassion Club or Medical Marihuana Compassion Club: See being the intent of the Delhi Charter Township Board that this Ordinance shall stand and remain in effect, notwithstanding the invalating to medical marihuana, all uses shall be permitted pursuant Medical Marihuana. lidity of any provision hereof. Debilitating Medical Condition: See Medical Marihuana. to this section, except the following uses: SECTION VIII. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Ordinance shall beSee Medical 1)Any occupation requiring a special use permit in any commer- Dispensary or Medical Marihuana Dispensary: come effective thirty (30) days from and after its adoption and cial or industrial zone or any occupation listed under special condi- Marihuana. publication as provided by law. tions in any commercial or industrial zone except that of hair Medical Use: See Medical Marihuana. shops and beauty shops with only one (1) hairdresser or barber Primary Care Giver: See Medical Marihuana. 2/20/11 Qualifying Patient or Registered Qualifying Patient: See Medical HCN/ICCN-900622 and one (1) chair may be a permitted home occupation. Marihuana.


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Lansing, arrangements. named/proposed personal representative within 4 2/15/11 months after the date of publication of this notice. Mark E Kamar P35038 1010 N Washington Ave Dated: 2-11-2011 Lansing, MI 48906 517-482-8835 Patricia M Ouellette P53725 2400 Lake Lansing Road Patricia Wheeler Suite F 3321 W Michigan Avenue Lansing, Michigan 48912 Lansing, MI 48917 (517) 371-5361 517-887-0226

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The Delhi Charter Township Board of Review will conduct their organizational meeting to receive the 2011 assessment roll on Tuesday, March 08, 2011 at 03:30 pm in the Assessing Dated: 2/7/2011 Call us for Call us for Department conference room. Steven T Lett P31241 Dated: January 25, 2011 all your all your The public meetings of the Board of Review will be held, by 2295 Sower Blvd Nancy Theroux ICCN-900712 Foster Swift Collins & Smith Okemos, MI 48864 19631 Valdez Drive 2/20/11 employment employment appointment only, in the Delhi Township Community Serv517 372-4204 PC Tarzana CA 91356 Allan J Claypool P11957 818-345-7859 William M Southwell 313 S Washington Square advertising advertising ices Center Boardroom, located at 2074 Aurelius Road, Holt, 524 Franklynn Dr Apt 3 Lansing, MI 48933 ICCN-900193 When you need Michigan, on: Lansing, MI 48917 517-371-8264 2/20/11 needs! needs! ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz~!@#$%^&*()_+`1234567890-=,./?;’:”[]\{}| repairs around the 517-230-2349 Monday, March 14, 2011 JoAnn D Warren home - and you need See See ICCN-900549 2150 Heritage Tuesday, March 15, 2011 STATE OF MICHIGAN 2/20/11 Okemos, MI 48864 them fast - check the PROBATE COURT 517-349-2268 Wednesday, March 16, 2011 INGHAM COUNTY service directory STATE OF MICHIGAN CIRCUIT COURT ICCN-900557 or Call LCN or Call LCN Thursday, March 17, 2011 PROBATE COURT FAMILY DIVISION in LCN Classifieds 2/20/11 COUNTY OF INGHAM

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Estate of Frank H Theroux Date of birth:2-9-1925 TO ALL CREDITORS: NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, Frank H Theroux who lived at 1402 Rotterdam Road, Holt, MI 48842 died 1-26-2011. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless presented to Nancy Theroux, named personal representative or proposed personal representative, or to both the probate court at 313 West Kalamazoo Street, Lansing, MI 48933 and the

FILE NO. 11-150-GM In the matter of IVANNA SIERRA MARIE WHEELER TAKE NOTICE: A hearing will be held on March 10, 2011 at 11:00 am at 313 W Kalamazoo, Lansing, MI 48933 before Judge George R Economy for the following purpose: Petition for Appointment of Guardian If you require special accommodations to use the court because of a disability or if you require a foreign language interpreter to help you fully participate in court proceedings, please contact the court immediately to make arrangements.

LESLIE TOWNSHIP 4279 Oak St. Leslie, MI 49251 BOARD OF TRUSTEES SYNOPSIS OF PROPOSED MINUTES Regular meeting, February 09, 2011, 6:00 p.m. Members present: Wade, Vickers, Henney, Pallottini and Feazel Members absent: None Approved 01/12/11 minutes Received Treasurers report on fund balances as of 1/31/11 Approved disbursements in the amount of $19,150.08 Received reports Adjourned 6:54 p.m. Sheryl Feazel, Clerk ICCN-900459


Delhi Township has completed design plans for the installation of new sidewalk on the west side of Washington Road between Ambler Court and Willoughby Road. Property owners in the area of the proposed improvements are invited to a public information meeting to be held on Wednesday, March 3, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at the Delhi Township Community Service Building, 2074 Aurelius Road, Holt, MI. The proposed project and possible grant funding sources will be discussed. Attendees will have an opportunity to offer their comments on the project at the meeting or may submit written comments to the attention of the Department of Community Development at the above listed address. Additional information may be obtained from the Department of Community Development or by calling 517-694-8281. HCN/ICCN-900498


INGHAM TOWNSHIP Board of Review 2011


The Public meetings of Ingham Township Board of Review shall be held on Monday, March 14, 2011 -3:00 pm - 9:00 pm and March 15, 2011 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Ingham Township offices 1420 Johnson St., Dansville, Michigan. An organizational meeting held March 8th at 6:30 pm. no public comment will be received. Class Tentative Ratios Tentative Multiplier Agricultural 50.00 1.0000 Commercial 50.00 1.0000 Industrial 50.00 1.0000 Residential 50.00 1.0000 Personal Prop. 50.00 1.0000 Please send written comments to PO Box 238, Dansville, MI 48819, If you are unable to attend. Wayne L. Kinne Ingham Township Supervisor ICCN-900619

Protests can be made beginning March 7, 2011. Please call (517) 694-1502 to schedule an appointment or send written correspondence to 2074 Aurelius Road, Holt, Michigan 48842. The deadline for written appeals is Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 03:00 p.m.

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LESLIE TOWNSHIP MARCH 2011 - BOARD OF REVIEW The Public Meetings of the Leslie Township Board of Review shall be held: Monday, March 14th from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday, March 15th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Leslie Township Hall, 4279 Oak Street, Leslie, Michigan. An organizational meeting will be held Tuesday, March 8th 10:00 a.m. at the Leslie Township Hall, 4279 Oak Street. This meeting is open to the public but no appeals will be received at this meeting. Tentative ratio of 50% and multiplier of 1.000 for all classes of real and personal property. Dallas Henney Leslie Township Supervisor


Agricultural 51.37 Commercial 54.38 Industrial 49.72 Residential 52.23 Personal Property 50.00 HCN/ICCN-897792

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Delhi Charter Township intends to submit an application to the State of Michigan under the Michigan Natural Trust Fund program for grant funding. If a grant is awarded, the funding will be used to construct the non-motorized pathway (trail) from the corner of Aurelius/Jolly Roads to connect to the existing pathway on Willoughby Road. The project will include construction of the pathway under I-96 at the Sycamore Creek and is consistent with the adopted Non-Motorized Transportation Plan. Additional project information can be obtained at or by calling the Department of Community Development at 517-694-8281. The Township Board has scheduled a public hearing to receive any comments on this matter for Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. at the Community Service Center, 2074 Aurelius Road, Holt, MI. If you are handicapped or require special accommodations at the public hearing, please notify the Township Clerk at least two (2) days prior to the date of the public hearing. This Notice given by direction of the Delhi Charter Township Board, DELHI CHARTER TOWNSHIP

If you are unable to attend the Board of Review, written comment may be sent to: Board of Review Leslie Township Hall POB 577 Leslie, MI 49251 ICCN-886141


Evan Hope, Township Clerk Delhi Charter Township 2074 Aurelius Road Holt, MI 48842 HCN/ICCN-900430


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Estate of Marguerite A Southwell, Deceased Date of birth: 1/27/1918 TO ALL CREDITORS:* NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, Marguerite A Southwell, who lived at 2517 W Mt Hope Ave., Lansing, Michigan died 10/30/2010. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless presented to William M Southwell, named personal

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#P1976 #P19 #P 1976 19 76

2005 Pontiac SunďŹ re

auto, a/c, cd, cruise, keyless, p/l, tilt





a month*

one owner, 61 MILES!!!!!!!




HLC 6X10 Cargo




sette, cruise, p/l, p/w, LOADED




8 psgr, rr a/c, cd, p/l, p/w, cruise



#P1888A #P



a month*

2011 Haulmark Trailer

2003 Cadillac CTS Leather, cd/cas-

2001 Chevy Venture Can Ext




2001 Honda Rebel 250cc

#P1933A #P19 #P 1933 19 33A 33 A from

Service Hours:


February 20, 2011

Mon. & Thurs. 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Tues., Wed. & Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m. - Noon Mon. - Fri.

7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Body Shop Hours: Mon. - Fri.

7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

2011 Haulmark Snowmobile Trailer 21â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, dual ramp, fuel door



a month*

2002 Chevy Silverado 4x4


20 %



Off MSRP thru 3-31-11

FREE Helmet Cabinet & $50.00 Gas Card

2008 Chevy Silverado 1Ton

V8, a/c, tonn cvr, tilt, trlr tow

Ext 4X4, Duramax, LTZ, sunroof, lthr, one owner

#P1963A #P from

#P1978A from





a month*

Sale Hours:

Most vehicles. Diesels & Synthetic oils $15.00 off regular price.





a month*

517 676-1011 888-ANDREWS (888-263-7397) 711 N. Cedar St., Mason, MI One block South of US-127

With approved credit. $1000.00 down PLUS doc and state fees.

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