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March 20, 2011

Council approves plant improvement contract By TOM THELEN

PORTLAND — The Portland City Council addressed a variety of issues at its regular meeting on March 7. The council authorized the mayor and clerk to sign a contract with Davis Construction to make improvements to the city’s wastewater treatment plant. The cost of the contract is just under $3.2 million. Once the project is started, Davis Construction with have 300 days to achieve substantial completion and 365 days to achieve readiness for final payment. The council also approved a contract with Collins Engineering to conduct an underwater inspection of the city’s hydroelectric facility. Repairs to the facility were made in 2005 and the inspection is required by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The cost of the inspection is not to exceed $12,700. In other action,

• Council members approved a bid from Michigan Pavement Marking for street painting in 2011 at a cost not to exceed $8,759.35. Portland city manager Tom Dempsey noted that this amount was about $200 less than last year’s bid. • The council approved a proposal to participate in the state bid process for purchasing road salt for the 2011-2012 winter season. Under the proposal, the city will receive 250 tons of salt for early delivery and another 200 tons as a reserve. • Council members approved an agreement with Francis Hoerner to farm the 52.9 acres of city property at the intersection of Grand River Avenue and Cutler Road that has not been developed. The city will receive a license fee of $6,966.82 through the agreement. • The council also approved the appointment of Diane Smith to the city’s Downtown Development Authority board to fill a partial term that expires on June 30.

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Fine performance Portland’s John Miller, a junior, took seventh place in the 112-pound division at the MHSAA Division 3 State Individual Wrestling Finals held March 3-5 at the Palace of Auburn Hills. MIller finished the season with an overall record of 41-18.

County board approves plan for capital improvements IONIA — Ionia County officials have a plan in place to handle capital improvements in the near future. Ionia County administrator Mark Howe, along with building and grounds director Don Ransom and information technology director Brent Sherman, presented the county’s Board of Commissioners with a capital improvement plan during the board’s March 8 meeting.



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dated as projects are completed and will be reviewed on an annual basis. “This is a process that we will have to do every year,” said Howe. “We just need to review the plan and set priorities for what is on the list.” The board members approved the plan by a unanimous vote. “This is almost a form of triage,” said Commissioner See


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The Portland High School Project Graduation committee is holding a beer/wine tasting event on Thursday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Wagon Wheel American Grill. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and At Home American candle fundraiser. Proceeds from the event go towards the 2011 Project Graduation event.

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The Portland Cruisers will meet on Thursday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Portland Party Store, 607 E. Grand River Ave. in Portland. The group will discuss the 2011 schedule. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Terry at (517) 285-9654 or Larry at (517) 647-6893 or visit the group’s website at

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The Sunfield District Library is hosting a lobby display case designed by the Sunfield Historical Society from turn-of-the-century era items provided for the display by the family of former Grand Ledge school teacher, Marion Francis Wolpert Trombley. Ms. Trombley taught until 1936 at rural Watson School, and was a lifelong resident of Grand Ledge until her passing, in 2008. She will the subject of a future display commemorating National Women’s Month, next year. The library is open Tuesday through Friday, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Inquiries about the display may be made by calling the library during open hours, at (517) 566-8065.

Valarie Hoppes, age 5, of Portland, competed in the 8 & Under The Portland VFW Post 4090 has YMCA swimming championships in Grand Rapids on Feb. scheduled the following events at the 19. Hoppes finished third in both the 25-yard freestyle and post home, which is located at 1324 in the 25-yard backstroke. She has been swimming for three E Bridge St. in Portland. The public is invited to attend. years. Valarie is a student at Oakwood Elementary School in Mount Hope Church to • Friday, March 25, fish fry from 5 Portland. to 8 p.m. celebrate anniversary • Sunday, March 27, breakfast from Mount Hope Church of Portland 8 to 11:30 a.m. dren ages 5 through 12, and $1 for The church is located at the inter• Friday, April 1, burger night/fish children ages 4 and under. Proceeds section of M-21 and Olmstead Road invites the community to celebrate their 20th anniversary this month. sandwich from 5 to 8 p.m. benefit St. Mary School. in Muir. The church, located at 845 Ionia St. Mary Parish holds fish Lyons-Muir Church holds Looking Glass firefighters Road in Portland, holds a special anniversary worship service on Sunday, dinner March 25 smorgasbord dinner to host breakfast March 27, at 10 a.m. The guest speakSt. Mary Parish hosts a fish dinner The Lyons-Muir Church holds a The Looking Glass Firefighters ers with be Pastor Dave Williams and on Friday, March 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. smorgasbord dinner on Saturday, Association will host a pancake his wife Mary Jo. A reception will folat the St. Mary Parish Hall in West- March 26, from 4 to 6 p.m. breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon on Sun- lowing the worship service. phalia. Also, a special Family Fun Night The menu includes Swiss steak, day, March 27, at Eagle Fairgrounds The menu includes baked and fried roast turkey, potatoes, seasoned veg- Hall at Eagle Park, 14331 S. Grange will be held at the church starting at 6 fish, au gratin potatoes, french fries, etables, stuffing, homemade breads Road. p.m. cole slaw, chips and cheese, apple- and pies, and drinks. For more information, contact The meal includes all-you-can-eat sauce, corn, pudding, rolls and beverThe cost is $7.50 for adults age 12 pancakes, French toast, eggs, sau- Mount Hope Church at (517) 647-4136 ages. or visit the church’s website at and older, $4 for children ages 5 to 11 sage, milk, juice and coffee. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for chil- and children under 5 are free. A donation of $6 for adults and $3


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Mark Vroman. “I can see us going through this each year as part of the budget process.”

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Board members also approved a request to fill a compliance officer position in the 64A District Court. Cheryl Pinnow, court administrator, said

the employee who currently holds the position is retiring this month. “This is a position that handles all of the non-reporting probation cases,” said Pinnow. “One of the main jobs is to verify the community service that is reported.” Along with the request, the board approved the filling of any opening that is created if another employee within the court is hired for the compliance officer position.

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P-W High School honor roll The following students have been named to the Honor Roll at PewamoWestphalia High School for the second marking period. A (*) by a student’s name indicates all A’s. Grade nine Arens, Betsy L.; Bengel, Hannah L.; Bergstrom, Andrew H.; Droste, Tanner R.; Esch, Grace A.; Fedewa, Evan R.; Fox, Benjamin T.; Fox, Garret M.; Groves, Christopher R.; Hafner, Brenda C.; Hanses, Erika T.; Hattis, Hal M.; Hengesbach, Aubrey C.; Hengesbach, Colton W.; Hengesbach, Jessica A.*; Hengesbach, Kacey N.*; Klein, Marlena L.; Kramer, Carisa R.; Lehman, Matthew J.; Martin, Candace M.; Miller, Megan S.; Miller, Mitchell; Noeker, Cammie S.; Nurenberg, Ashley A.; Nurenberg, Katie M.; Nurenberg, Kyle D.; Platte, Chase A.; Pline, Cody J.; Pline, Tori J.; Pohl, Derek S.; Schafer, Nicole W.; Schafer, Owen J.; Schafer, Randy J.; Schafer, Tara M.; Schafer, Whitney A.; Schmitz, Kelsey N.*; Schneider, Jessica J.; Schulte, Bailey T.*; Simon, Holly A.; Simon, Lane A.; Smith, Derrick L.; Smith, Dustin J.; Smith, Kelsi L.; Spitzley, Andrea M.; Spitzley, Lauren N.; Spitzley, Nicholas D.; Spitzley, Tyler D.; Thelen, Brett T.; Thelen, Jenna E.*; Thelen, Joshua R.; Wesley, Adam B.; Wieber, Breanne M.; Wieber, Mckenzie P.; Wohlfert, Krista M.; Wolniakowski, Ross S. Grade 10 Bengel, Alyssa J.; Cypher, Jordyn N.; Fox, Brittnie N.; Hearld, Colt C.; Henges-

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Brad; Spitzley, Grace E.; Spitzley, Lindsey B.; Stoddard, Janine N.; Strong, Garrett R.; Stump, Jenna D.; Thelen, Bethany R.; Thelen, Justin J.; Thelen, Zachary R.; Trierweiler, Cameron M.; Vanells, Keisha; Weber, Amanda F.; Weber, Michael; Wieber, Kirstie S.; Witgen, Ross S.; Wolniakowski, Stephanie. Grade 12 Bergstrom, Todd L.; Bierstetel, Charles A.; Cashen, Kevin R.; Downes, Joan A.; Droste, Kristy L.; Droste, Olivia R.; Fedewa, Austin A.; Fink, Paul M.; Frechen, Nicholas L.; Gabel, Alexander R.; Groves, Ashley N.; Hengesbach, Abigail L.; Hengesbach, Charles A.; Hengesbach, Cody; Hengesbach, Haley J.; Hengesbach, Hanna J.; Karns, Kristi M.; Keilen, Nicholas J.; Kieffer, Shane H.; Klein, Jacob J.; Klein, Monica M.; Kowatch, Whitney A.; Kramer, Elizabeth K.; Meyers, Stephanie L.; Norton, Justin J.; Nurenberg, Abby M.; Pline, Brynn K.; Pline, Cassie L.; Pohl, Amanda M.; Rademacher, Tessa M.; Ramirez, Amanda R.; Schafer, Dane J.; Schafer, Kenneth J.; Schafer, Rachel D.; Schafer, Tyler S.; Schmitt, Kevin J.; Schneider, Dominic E.; Schneider, Lesley C.; Schrauben, Brian L.; Simon, Drew L.; Simon, Evan W.; Smith, Lauren R.; Smith, Macie A.; Smith, Zachary W.; Spitzley, Jordan L.; Spitzley, Scott T.; Thelen, Alexander; Thelen, Grant D.; Thelen, Kyan M.; Thelen, Lance R.; Thelen, Marissa J.; Thoma, Dain W.; Trierweiler, Daniel F.; Wentink, Melissa M.; Wesley, Brianne I.; Witgen, Kyle R.; Wohlfert, Calie J.

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Kindergarten meeting on March 24 PORTLAND — The Portland Public School District is accepting registrations for its kindergarten roundup. Parents of children who will be 5 years old by Dec. 1, 2011 and will be attending kindergarten in Portland in the next school year are required to register. Registrations must be made

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Grade 3-5 Book Club The next meeting for the book club will be on Tuesday, March 22, at 5 p.m. In honor of St. Patrick‘s Day we will be discussing “Artemis Fowl” by Irish author Eoin Colfer. Artemis comes from a Library long line of criminals and he lines plans to follow in their footsteps by kidnapping a Fairy Jan Mosser to ransom for its treasure. and Kristie Reynolds However, this fairy is not just any fairy, she is Captain Holly Short from the LEPrecon Special Forces, and Artemis may have just bitten off more than he can chew. We still have copies available for checkout in the children’s area of the library. Friends of the Library book sale The Friends of the Portland District Library will be holding a used book/audiovisual sale from April 14-16 in the meeting room of the library. We are accepting donations of paperbacks, hardcovers, and audiovisual items which are in good condition, are clean, and have no missing parts or pages. We cannot accept encyclopedias, magazines, textbooks, books missing covers, and AV items without cases. Please bring your items to the circulation desk of the library. We have a dolly for your use if needed and suggest you use the parking lot with the ramp. Become a Friend of the Library The next meeting for the Friends of the Library will be at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22. This meeting is open to everyone who is interested in being part of this group. Author visit Don’t forget the guest author Arnie Bernstein who will come to the Ionia Theater on March 31 at 7 p.m. to discuss his non-fiction book “Bath Massacre: America’s First School Bombing.” This is a free program for adults and teens and is sponsored by the Ionia County Library Association and the Ionia County Community Foundation (a grant was awarded to finance this program). This is a fascinating true account of the tragedy that struck the Bath, Michigan community in 1927. The Business Resource Center The Portland District Library is one of five Business Resource Centers in northwest Michigan. The materials supplied include specialized software with business applications that contain information for creating business plans, drafting financial statements, writing policy manuals and performance reviews. There’s also a reference library of books and publications. We were recently given updated copies of the materials

received five years ago and new information was added to the collection. This Center is a part of the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center which provides counseling, training, and research for Michigan’s new business ventures, existing small businesses, expanding new businesses, new technology companies, and innovators. Entrepreneurs and small business owners may access the services of their nearest MI-SBTDC by calling (616) 331-7480 or visiting Go bananas On Tuesday, April 4, we will be hosting a Banana Party from 1 to 3 p.m. We will be playing Donkey Kong Country on the Wii, BananaGrams, and other banana related games. We will make banana splits for snacks and end the party by showing “Curious George: Show me the Monkey.” Be sure and wear yellow to the party. This party is for all ages. Book drive The Portland High School Community Service Club is sponsoring a book drive through the end of March. One of the drop-off spots is in the children’s room at the Portland

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District Library. If you have questions please contact Mr. Thompson at the Portland High School. Learn Braille You are invited to attend any of the Introductions to Braille classes which are held on Monday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. beginning March 7 and ending June 27. This class provides parents and educators who are involved with a Braille reader, the opportunity to learn Braille. For more information, please feel free to speak to the instructor or contact Michigan Department of Education, Low Incidence Outreach, at 1-888-760-2206, or http:/ / Girl Scout display Be sure and see the display of Girl Scouts memorabilia in the community display case at the bottom of the stairs. The Girl Scouts celebrated their 99th birthday on March 12 and in honor of this amazing achievement the display has several pins, badges, books, and uniforms from the past. Jan Mosser is the director of the Portland District Library and Kristie Reynolds is the youth librarian.

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Shamrock teams successful during winter season Monday, March 14, is the official start of the spring sports season. But, before the new season starts, I would like to reflect on the success of our winter sports programs. I personally believe that a school’s sports programs and the students involved in those programs should represent the goals and values being taught in the school’s curriculum. With that as the standard, I feel that our student athletes accomplished all that could be expected of them during the winter sports campaign. • A group of our fourth grade boys played on a Junior Pro team this year. They finished in third place in

St. Patrick notes Randy Hodge their league tournament and received medals for good sportsmanship. • The fifth grade girls also had a Junior Pro team. They won the B division tournament and went undefeated with a 12-0 record. • The sixth grade boys who played on a Junior Pro team won their B division tournament and finished with a 12-0 record.

• In the early part of the winter season, our eighth grade girls volleyball team finished with only one loss in a match this season. • The freshmen girls basketball team finished the season with 10-2 record. • The junior varsity girls basketball team finished the season with a record of 20-0. • The varsity boys basketball team finished with a record of 11-11. This is the first time in several years that our boys varsity team finished in the top half of the league. • The girls bowling team advanced to the quarterfinals before bowing out of the state tournament. Two bowlers, Jocelyn Schrauben and

Raider of the Week Portland High School has selected Sarah Haluska as the recipient of the Raider of the Week award for the week of March 14. Sarah is a freshman at Portland High School. She is the daughter of Chad and Jamie Goodman. Sarah runs cross country and plays soccer for PHS. She is also a member of the Student Council.

After graduation, Sarah plans on attending a university to study graphic design. In recognition of being selected as “Raider of the Week” at Portland High School, Sarah is awarded one 9”/1-item pizza, courtesy of Marti Schrauben and the Portland Party Store and will receive a plaque from S&K Trophies courtesy of Lynn and Dan Babbitt.

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Also to the many family, friends, neighbors and co-workers for the wonderful love and support that has been shown to us during his illness. We greatly appreciate all your thoughtfulness and prayers. We are blessed to belong to such a great community. Your kindness and generosity will never, ever, be forgotten.

We also have expanded our volleyball program to the fifth and sixth grades. They are playing in the Catholic Youth League, where they are learning and improving their volleyball skills. Most importantly, our student athletes worked hard to maintain their grades all season long and demonstrated good sportsmanship throughout the season. All in all, I am very proud of the way our student athletes have represented our school both on and off the

court throughout the winter sports season. Their strong work ethic, commitment to success, positive attitudes, and teamwork have propelled our teams to a successful winter sports season of which they can be very proud. Our student athletes have been exemplary examples of what we expect at St. Patrick School. Congratulations teams for a job well done. Randy Hodge is the administrator at St. Patrick School

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Portland Civic Players to wrap up spring show Final performances of ‘Send Me No Flowers’ scheduled for this week at Portland Playhouse By TOM THELEN

PORTLAND — The Portland Civic Players return to the stage this week with performances of a classic comedy. The group will perform the comedy “Send Me No Flowers” at the Portland Playhouse starting this week. The performances are under the direction of Ruth Ann Peake and Roger Miller. The comedy begins when George Kimball experiences chest pains and calls the doctor for a house call. During the visit, George overhears his doctor discussing the diagnosis of a terminally ill patient with an associate. Assuming he is the one scheduled to die, George asks his friend

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Fantastic season The Portland St. Patrck sixth grade Jr. Pro team finished the season with a 12-0 record and also took first place in the tournament in St. Johns on the weekend of Feb. 12-13. Team members include (front l. to r.) Graham Smith, Brendan Schrauben, Blake Wohlscheid, Sam Hodge, Matt Jandernoa, (middle row) Jerrid Pline, Noah Goodman, Blake Hodge, Nick Freeman, Nathan Freeman, Greg Doll, (back row) Coach Tom Hodge, Coach Jim Goodman.

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call early. (Smoke free.) • Craig Stevens from the Ionia County Commission on Aging will be here the third Thursday of each month from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. to do blood pressure checkups. • Lunch at noon, $3 suggested donation. You must sign up in advance. FRIDAY • Bingo - doors open at 8 a.m., early birds start at 9:30 a.m. It is all paper. *** Our next bus trip to the Soaring Eagle Casino is Wednesday, March 23. The cost is $25 per person with perks from the casinoThe bus leaves the Family Dollar parking lot at 9:30 a.m., stops in Westphalia and then proceeds to the casino. The bus will return to Portland before 6 p.m. *** Below is the meal schedule for the week of March 20. Suggested donation is $3. Must sign up in advance at the senior center. (Menu subject to change.) Tuesday, March 22: Liver and onions, peas and pearl onions, winter blend, fresh baked bread, melon chunks. Thursday, March 24: Baked spaghetti, zucchini, cauliflower, mandarin oranges. *** The Portland Area Senior Center at 144 Kent Street is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Friday until noon. For more information about the center’s activities please call (517) 647-4004.

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left the scene as the officer approached. The officer caught up to the vehicle and made a traffic stop. During the stop, the officer noticed a child in the back seat of the vehicle. The driver told the officer that she had been cited for driving while license suspended earlier that evening. After an investigation, the driver was arrested for driving while license suspended second offense and was transported to the Ionia County Jail. The vehicle was towed. 11:50 p.m.- officer on patrol observed a vehicle being driven by a subject who was known to have a suspended license. During a traffic stop near Grand River Avenue and


This report was compiled from 20 entries in the log books of the Portland Police Department from March 9-16. Area police officers want to remind residents that if they see something that appears to be suspicious to contact the police immediately by calling 9-1-1 or (517) 647-7521 in that event that a crime is in progress or has taken place. Both numbers will connect the caller with Ionia County Central Dispatch who will advise officers on duty. Saturday, March 5 4:09 a.m.- officer on patrol observed in vehicle parked in the roadway with its parking lights on at Market Street and B Street. The vehicle


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Army Pfc. Michael A. Hoag has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Hoag is a 2005 graduate of Portland High School. He is the son of Gerald and Teresa Hoag of Lyons. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

Letters to the editor Benefit tournament a success

Van Houten’s Victory Relay for Life would like to express our appreciation to everyone who attended our second euchre tournament. We would also like to recognize the Grand River Conservation Club for donating the hall once again as well as all the merchants who donated prizes. We could not have done it without you! A huge thank you also goes out to the team members who worked so hard to make this happen. See you all at the next tournament! Kathy Van Houten, Team captain Van Houten’s Victory

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Cancer Support Group On Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 at 5:15 pm, Dr. Muhammed Hamdan, Oncologist, at Sparrow Ionia Hospital will be speaking about the importance of support when facing a cancer diagnosis, followed by a patient who will discuss their cancer experience. There will also be discussion regarding the formation of a cancer related support group to start in April. Snacks &refreshments will be available. The meeting will take place at Sparrow Ionia Hospital in the Oncology Clinic. Please use the Lafayette St. entrance. For more information, call the Oncology Clinic at 616.523.1501.

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P-W girls defeated in Class C quarterfinals

Pirates fall to #1 Flint Hamady, end season with 25-2 record By SCOTT YOSHONIS

LOWELL — For the second straight year, Pewamo-Westphalia met Flint Hamady in the Class C girls basketball state tournament, and for the second straight year the Hawks (26-0) ended the Pirates’ season. P-W (25-2) fell 51-47 to the twotime defending state champions in the Class C quarterfinals at Lowell on March 15. Abbey Hengesbach led P-W with 16 points in the contest, which the Pirates never led, but were never out of. Hamady scored the first six points of the game, and led by as many as ten in the first half, but P-W closed the gap to four, 22-18 at the half.

“We just gave them too many easy buckets early on,” said P-W coach Steve Eklund. “Fighting back from that (early) deficit took a lot of gas out of us.” Rachel Schafer split a pair of free throws with 6:37 left in the fourth to bring P-W to within a single point, 36-35, but the Pirates could get no closer. “It’s tough,” Hengesbach said. “We came in knowing that it was going to be a good game, we were so close the whole time, we just came up short.” Hamady hit five of their seven free throws in the last 1:09 of play, but the Pirates will feel like they simply ran out of time. P-W cut a 49-42 lead with 15 seconds left to just three on two free throws and a 3-pointer by Hengesbach, the latter with 1.6 on the clock, but a final Hawk free throw with less than half a second left by Porsha Fluker, the last of her game-high 17, finally put the game out of reach. Brooke Lewis added 10 points for P-W, Photo by Scott Yoshonis who lost their second game of the season, both to top-ranked teams, and Kathy Pewamo-Westphalia’s Abbey Hengesbach (4) drives to the basket during the See Pirates/page

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Shamrock boys fall in district title contest


MORRICE — Portland St. Patrick finished their boys basketball season with a record of 11-11 after a lopsided win and a stunning loss in their Class D district tournament at Morrice. The Shamrocks breezed into the district final with an 80-24 win over Holt Lutheran in the semifinal on March 9, but stumbled to a 68-50 loss to Lansing Christian in the district title game on March 11. Jerrid Smith led the way with 15 points in the semifinal for St. Pats, who opened the game on a 10-2 run and never trailed the hapless Hawks. The Shamrocks held that eight-point lead at the beginning of the second quarter, when Tyler Kramer’s jumper from just inside the arc started a 12-3 St. Pats run, and the rout was on. Sophomore Denzel Jordan scored 16 of Holt Lutheran’s 24 points in the game, but Michael Jordan might not have been enough to lead the Hawks to victory in this game. The Shamrocks led 35-15 at the half, and blew the contest open after the break, with Jordan scoring all of his team’s points in a third quarter that St. Pats dom-

inated 22-8. Jordan picked up his fourth foul with .9 seconds left in the third, which ended with the Shamrocks holding a 54-23 advantage, and fouled out 26 seconds into the fourth, turning what was a lopsided game into a St. Pats layup drill. By the end of that drill, twelve different Shamrocks got on the scoresheet. Kramer and Collin Lay had nine points each, Kyle Wilcox had seven and David Simon six in a game that St. Pats head coach Mark Scheurer said was not of much value to his team. “It’s hard to coach in a game like that,” Scheurer said. “I thought that the kids did well. It’s hard to say how finely tuned we were in a game that sloppy, but we put up 80 points and everybody got a lot of playing time, so that’s a good thing.” Whatever momentum the Shamrocks may have gained from the lopsided win evaporated early in the district final against Lansing Christian, who outscored St. Pats 22-8 in the first quarter on the way to the district title. The Pilgrims won the game from bePhoto by Scott Yoshonis yond the arc, getting 10 3-pointers from six different players in the game. Smith again led the Shamrocks with 12 Portland St. Patrick’s Luke Wilcox (right) keeps an eye on Holt Lutheran’s Denzel Jordan (23) during the Shamrocks’ 80-24 win over the Hawks in their Class D points in the game.

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the Pirates winning just one of them, a 63-60 regional final victory in 2005. Despite that history, Eklund insisted that the opponent in this regional final was irrelevant. “I could care less,” he said. “I told my girls in the locker room that we have the best girls from the villages of Pewamo and Westphalia, and they have the best girls from the entire city of Flint. There is nothing to hang our heads about.”

Thomas and Arlesia Morse each chipped in 15 for the Hawks. The Pirates’ only other defeat was back on Dec. 30 to Inkster, who was number one in Class A at the time. “This was a very tough game,” Hamady coach Keith Smith said. “It wasn’t easy, they have a well-coached ballclub, but we have some veterans who are used to beRegional champs ing in these types of situations.” The Pirates are no strangers to those situations, or Previously, P-W held previously unbeaten Clare to their opponents. This was the fifth time in seven seasons three points in the fourth quarter as the third-ranked Pithat P-W has met Hamady deep in the tournament, with rates won the Class C regional title with a 38-26 win at

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“Their experience, the fact that they have been here, may have gotten to us a little,” Fowler coach Nate Goerge said. Lindsey Hufnagel led the Eagles with 24 points. Fowler was in its first regional final since 1999. St. Pats then put Central Lake into an unusual position in the Class D quarterfinal at Benzie Central on March 15. The top-ranked Trojans trailed the Shamrocks 24-22 at the half. “First time we’ve been down at half this season,” senior Heidi Hicks said. The undefeated Trojans responded, holding the Shamrocks to four field goals in the second half in pulling away to a 54-39 win. It took Central Lake a half to get untracked Tuesday. St. Patrick’s Adrienne Thelen opened the third quarter with a 3-pointer to push the Shamrock lead to five, but the Trojans went on a 10-2 run and never looked back. A steal and layup by Tasha Crouse with just under five minutes to play in the quarter gave Central Lake a lead it would not relinquish. Jasmine Hines, who was named Miss Basketball on Tuesday, led the Trojans with 22 points, 15 rebounds and six blocks. Hicks added 15 points and six assists. Nicole Schneider led St. Patrick with 11 points. Central Lake looked sluggish in the first

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half and it appeared the Shamrocks were ready to capitalize. “You have to give them credit,” St. Patrick’s coach Al Schrauben said. “I thought they were tired at half. But they came out and had a lot of energy in the second half.



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The Clinton/Ionia QDMA branch recently made check presentations to 4-H shooting clubs in Clinton County. On hand for the presentations were (from left) Jeremy Ritter, Andy Nurenberg, Chad Thelen and Terry Smith.

QDMA branch makes donation to 4-H clubs

ST. JOHNS — Clinton County 4-H shooting instructors received $500 donations to their 4-H shooting clubs in August of 2010. Jeremy Ritter from Sleepy Hollow Archery 4-H Club and Terry Smith from the Westphalia Wild Cats 4-H Trap Shooting club each received a $500 donation. Clinton/ Ionia branch of the Quality Deer Management Association made the donations. The funds come at a good time in light of the economic times in Michigan. The funds will help subsidize equipment needs

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Lyons Mr. Charles O Richardson II, age 56, born September 8, 1954 in Detroit, MI peacefully passed away at home in his Portland ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz~!@#$%^&*()_+`12 Age 60, passed away on Friday, March 11, 2011. Dottie was sleep March 5, 2011, after his battle with cancer. Charles worked at several companies through the years in- a loving wife, mom, gramma, and nonee. She enjoyed spendcluding Challenge MFG, Lacks Industry, McDonalds Indus- ing time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She trial Products, ALOFS, ITM, GEN CORP, Industrial Welding was preceded in death by her mother, Jessie Hogan; brothand Chrysler. He was a graduate of Portland High School ers, Dan and Wendy Patrick. Surviving are her husband, (1973). He earned a Certificate Machine Repair from Lansing Bruce Pline; children, Trina (Randy) VanSiclen, Cheryl "Mickey" (John) Thorn, Gary "Duke" (Kristy) Martin, BelinCommunity College (1980) Survivors include his son Charles O Richardson III and da "Dee Dee" (Lloyd) Sutton, Sonoria Patrick and David Pathis daughter Patricia (Paul) Ellsworth both of Lyons; grand- rick; grandchildren, Mareesa, Jobie, Samantha, Shantell, LJ, children Sara Gillman, Gary Kuecken, and Charlie Richard- and LaReva; 1 great grandchild, Peyton; brothers, Ron (Amy) son IV; sisters Janet (Curtis) Bowers of Clinton Township, Patrick, Dewey (Judy) Patrick, Dave Patrick, and Jim Patrick; MI and Beverly (Philip) Klassen of Saint Joseph, MI; and sisters, Val (David) Patrick, and Linda Burhans. The Funeral Service will be conducted by Pastor, Joe many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Charles and Lola Richardson and sister Gladys McClaughlin. Robbe on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., at the A Memorial service will be held on May 14th at First Schrauben-Lehman Funeral Home, Portland. The family Christian Church, 138 W Garden, Muir, MI with Pastor will receive friends on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. For Greg Gladding officiating. For those desiring, contributions those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the made to Hospice of Lansing will be greatly appreciated by family. Arrangements are entrusted to the Schraubenthe family. Online condolences may be made on Facebook Lehman Funeral Home, Portland. Online condolences may be made at for Charles Richardson JR.


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PORTLAND- MOVING SALE GOLDENDOODLE F1 PUPS 708 Brush St., corner of Standard size. Vet Brush & Grant, Fri., March checked, shots, wormed. 25, 9-6p.m. Washer & gas $450-$550. 989-763-7202. dryer, toys/books/games. AMERICAN PIT BULL Terrier Collectibles, household Pups blue, 6wks, Cham- GOLDEN RETRIEVER AKC items, scrapbook supplies, puppy, born 12/15/10, pion lines, Experienced clothing & accessories, shots UTD, Vet cert., febreeder, parents on site, misc. household & more. male, $500. 517-676-0415. shots, wormed, ADBA Registered, ears cropped, Only 1 female & 2 males left! JACK RUSSELL TERRIER $350.(517)908-6060 pups, Dew claws, parents on site, shots, UKC regisAUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD tered, $250. (989)621-7367 PUPPIES Blue & Red MASON - 955 Eugenia. Fri. Merles & Black Tris, AKC KITS/CATS RESCUED: Many March 25, 9-6p.m. Sat., Registered, Experienced March 26, 9-2p.m. Numdeclawed; www.trinityacresresbreeder, Great family bers on Fri. Furn., china, cue.; includes dogs, These puppies come piano, collectibles. neuter/basic medical $45with full breeding rights as$135. 517-410-0074 long as they pass their vet sales/165003.aspx checks, first shots & OR 517-256-0695 for info. wormed. They are not kennel puppies. They are born and raised in the kitchen of our house. We have payment plans available. LAB PUPPIES AKC BLK, Starting at $600. CHOCOLATE, Champion or lines, Good with children, OWOSSO TRADE CENTER (989) 330-5459. loveable, parents on site, 108 W. Mason St., Owosso wormed, 1ST SHOTS, Vendors call 517-651-0020 READY ON 03/26/11 FEAUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD MALES $350, MALES $300 PUPS males, black/blue. (517)588-1995 Shots, wormed. $400/best. 734-476-6892 LAB PUPPIES AKC ChocoAUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD late, 1st shots & wormed, (TOY) Black Tri -Male, 9 $350. 517-625-3428. weeks, shots, wormed, $300.00. (269)274-8790 LAB PUPPIES YELLOW, 12 weeks, Mother on site BICHON FRISE PUPPIES! $100. (517)749-4634 Perfect family pet! No shedding or odor. LAB PUPS AKC - Black & CKC, Health guaranteed. LOST - REWARD! B l a c k blonde.1st shots, wormed. 517-663-2256. male Great Dane, blue colBorn 1/29. Ready now. lar, "Matrix’’, missing $300-$350. 517-641-4690 or Miller/Waverly area. Call BOSTON TERRIER/BOXER/ 517-256-8843 394-5252, 202-8848 UNKNOWN. BLACK with white markings, 6 weeks old, to good homes only. LAB PUPS AKC Chocolate. Ready 4/1. Shots & $50. (989)287-2868 wormed. $400. Taking deposits. ALSO 2 black 4 mo. BOXER PUPS AKC Shots, old males, $150 each. 989wormed, parents on site. FISH FOR SPRING STOCK277-6494. 3 males, 3 females. $500ING ALGAE and weed con$700. 517-881-0547. trol, aeration systems, windmill aerators, pond PUPPIES 2 consultation, equipment CHIHUAHUA males, 2 females, various installation. Free Catalog. colors. 9 wks., wormed, 1st Harrietta Hills Trout Farm shots. 517-726-0350. 1-877-389-2514 or CHIHUAHUA PUPS ALL MC white, shots. Have papers. $250. 517-819-9261. FISH FOR STOCKING: Most varieties. Ponds & Lakes. LABS PUPPIES AKC-6 wks. Laggis’ Fish Farm.269-628- COCK A POO PUPS 7 wks, 1st shots/ wormed, cream old, exp. breeded. 2056Days269-624-6215Eves & white colors, will stay 1st shots, worming, vet small, $300. 989-427-3205. checked, $350. 989-833-2081. COCKER SPANIEL PUPPIES! Good colors. $300 & up. Shots, wormed MINIATURE PINSCHER ADORABLE PUPPIES AKC 989-426-3866 Karen. PUPS different ages & colYorkies, Pom’s, Porkie’s & ors, $200 cash only. Teddy Bears. $200- $700. DESIGNER LAP 517-857-3036 DASCHSUND/ fox pups, 7 517-404-1028. wks. 2 girls, 2 boys. Shots, MINIATURE PINSCHERS fepaper trained. $100 cash. males, tails, dews, black, AKC COCKER SPANIEL PUP989-682-4564 $275. Min Pin mix w/ TerriPIES Born 1/4/11. 1st er $100. 517-896-0976 shots, Party color & Sable. DOBERMAN MALE 2 yrs. 989-553-6160. old. Big & beautiful! MINIATURE PINSCHERS feHousebroke, friendly. $275 males, tails, declwd, Choc. cash. 989-781-1467 AKC GOLDEN RETRIEVER & blk, $350. Min Pin mix w/ PUPPIES Ready Mar. 16, 2 Terrier $150. 517-896-0976 yr guaranteed, parents GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS OFA excellent, $600. 989AKC- 2 solid Black. 1 long MIN PINS Dew claws, tails 725-9793. Coat. 1 sable female. $450. done, first shots, 2 males limited or $550. left. $250.00 ea. 517-980989-855-3662 MINI-DASCHUND BEAUTI 6057. FUL DARK red male,4 months old. Has an excellent temper. Good with GOLDENDOODLE F1 PUPS POMERANIAN PUPS AKC, Ready now for their forevother pets and children. 1st shots, wormed, blacks er homes! 517-420-0863 $350.00.(517)899-0053 $250, exotic colors $350. Cash only. 989-248-4124.

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In Person: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm 239 S. Cochran Ave., Charlotte, MI 48813 120E. Lenawee, Lansing, MI48919 Classified Liner Ad Deadline – Thursday, 5pm Classified Display Ad Deadline – Tuesday, 5pm


POODLE BICHON MIX pup- ALFALFA GRASS-EXCELLENT Hay $3 & up. Can deliver. pies. Shots & wormed, fluf517-641-6034 fy & cute. $250. 989-4273205 GOOD QUALITY GRASS HAY No rain. $2.50/bale. Mason ROTTWEILER PUPS BIG & area. 517-285-9338. beautiful. Registered. $400/cash. 989-781-1467 GRASS ALFALFA MIX Square bales, $3.00. 517-625-3230. SHELTIE PUP AKC, (1) 4 mo. old female. ALSO COLLIE PUPS AKC, 2 females, 3 HAY 1st & 2nd cutting, sq. or males. 517-398-1766. round. Also wheat or oat straw, sq. or round. Eagle area. 517-202-2371 SHIH-TZU PUPS- PARENTS on site. Wormed. Ready March 27th. Taking depos- STRAW FOR SALE its. 517-490-6341 $2/bale. Mason area. Call 517-930-8948 SIBERIAN HUSKY PUPPIES Purebred, Vet chkd., shots & wormed, not reg. $450$400. 989-763-7202.


WELSH TERRIER PUPS shots & wormed, sweet & loveable, $300. 517-980-4865. WHITE EASTER BUNNIES 6, 8, 10 weeks old, also meat rabbits, live or dressed. Call 989-682-4731 YORKIE-MINI SCHNAUZER PUPS "Schnorkies" 6 wks, 1st shots, tails & dewclaws done, Vet chkd, black & tan, absolutely adorable, 2 males. $350-$450. 517-3217098.

100% SEASONED HARDWOOD $65 face. Ash, Cherry & Oak - cut, split & delivered. 517-490-0955 C H E R R Y , MAPLE & O A K Seasoned firewood. Delivered & STACKED. 4’x8’x16" $65. 517-651-5214.

AntiquesCollectibles ANTIQUE SHOW: March 26 & 27. Barry County Fairgrounds. A large variety of antiques. Just North of Hastings on M-37. Sat., 95p.m. & Sun., 10-3p.m. $3 admission.

YORKIE PUPPIES 8 weeks old, 1st shots & wormed, will be small. $500. 989-427-3205 ASSORTED FENTON GLASS 517-726-0822 or 517-444-0205

Barter & Trade YORKIES $500 YORKI-POOS & Malte-Poos $375/up Toy Size Shots Nonshed Kid Socialized 989.225.1367

Horses-Stables GAITED HORSE SADDLE Nearly new. Black w/white buck stitching. Acc. incl. $350/firm. 517-655-6439

Farm Equipment -Supplies 20’ FIELD CULTIVATOR $350/best offer. 989-593-2559

Poultry-EggsSupplies 125 ISE-BROWN, LAYING HENS Farm fresh eggs. Call 517-543-2973.



A BED QUEEN PILLOWTOP mattress set, new in plastic, $200. Call 517-410-4921. Can deliver.


TEMPERPADIC/STYLE MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS SET Queen, newnever used, as seen on TV, with warranty. Cost $1,800, Sell $695. Can Deliver 989-832-2401. MM

A AMISH LOG HEADBOARD AND Queen Pillow Top Mattress Set. Brand newnever used, sell all for $275. 989-923-1278. MM GLIDER ROCKER good condition, glider loveseat, good condition. 517-5745077

Miscellaneous WANTED: UNWANTED appliances, air conditioners, cars, trucks, vans, farm machinery, lawn mowers, campers, hot water tanks, aluminum or steel boats, aluminum windows or doors, aluminum toppers, any types of aluminum or steel siding, 4 wheelers, go carts, trailers, batteries. All picked up for Free. Call 517-628-2818 WANTED: UNWANTED appliances, air conditioners, cars, trucks, vans, farm machinery, lawn mowers, campers, hot water tanks, aluminum or steel boats, aluminum windows or doors, aluminum toppers, any types of aluminum or steel siding, 4 wheelers, go carts, trailers, batteries. All picked up for Free. Call 517-628-2818

ROCKING LOVESEAT & gliding rocker, great condition. 517-574-5077.

Musical Instruments

Cameras-Sports -Hobbies

KAWI PIANO GOLDEN OAK 41½"h x 57¾"w. Excellent cond. Incl. bench. $1,400. You move. 517-851-7235.

CANON EOS REBEL digital camera w/2 lenses 18-35 & 75-300 zoom lense. $850. 517-351-6627


Sporting Goods BIKE - HARO 20’’, back trail DLX. $99. 517-645-0244


NICE HP NC6230 Laptops Pentium M 2GHz 1GB 60GB DVDRW WiFi Windows XP Antivirus Office! Docking REMINGTON MODEL 4 caliStation $199 517.614.8880 ber 6 mil, Leopold X2, scope, extra clips, 5 boxes shells, case. $795. 349-3136


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SAMSUNG 46" FLATSCREEN LCD/ HD TV & BlueRay System, home 12’ LONG, STRAIGHT STAIR theatre system w/5 speaklift wanted. Please call: ers & sub-woofer, oak ent. 517-372-1818 center. Excellent cond. Asking $1,000 for all. Paid A AARDVARK ANTIQUER $3600. 989-640-0146. paying cash for guns, jewlery, furniture, art & Email the Lansing Community unusual & bizarre items. Newspapers 24/7 at: 517-819-8700


BUYING STERLING SILVER, clocks, pocket watches, quilts, Early oil paintings, other nice things. John 517-886-9795.



FOR SALE OR LEASE Small 2 4 ADJOINING PLOTS in Garbdrm house, 1 blk from den of Miracles, East Lawn busline, completely reMemory Gardens, Okemos. modeled, all new applianValue $7100, sell for $3500. ces incldg W/D, garage. Please call 517-663-5364. $40,000. Call 517-394-3105.

Medical Billing Trainees Needed!

Hospitals & Insurance Companies Now Hiring!

CASH FOR GUNS , Art, Antiques, Jewelry, musical instruments, Valuables. Call 517-204-2004/517-663-3931

Financial Relationship Representative

CASH PAID D iabet ic test strips. Area’s original, oldest buyer. Friendly & fair. 517-505-2726, 888-639-6179

This part-time position in our Lansing area branches is responsible for delivering professional service to our members by processing transactions; opening new accounts; providing account information; and sharing recommendations with members.

CASH PAID Up to $15 per 100. Call 517-292-0991

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Over 1,300 Sq.Ft. 3 Bdrm/ 2 Bath home for sale in Portland two car garage. All credit considered. Corner lot, all Appliances, Pet Friendly, CA, Pool, 24-hr Fitness Center, Sun Homes at Sunset Ridge 888-404-8459 WAC EHO Exp 3/31/11

Apartments For Rent

Apartments MSU-LCC-Cooley

Apartments For Rent

NOW AVAILABLE AT APT 1-3 BED NEWLY RERIVERWIND APTS. MODELED 50 FEET FROM 1 & 2 bdrm., includes waLCC, from $545 ter, sewer, trash & heat. 517-204-5550 Rent based on income for qualified applicants. Sec. dep req’d. Call 517-9743756 or you may pickup app at 300 Riverwind Dr., DeWitt. TDD# 800-649-3777 This instutition is an Equal Opportunity Provider & BEECHFIELD Efficiency thru 2 bedroom, $325-$560. Employer. Utilities included. Taylor Realty 517-272-1512. ∫

Apartments Lansing

March 20, 2011

Wanted to Buy

FREE HEAT & OLD TOWN - LCC - Lansing UTILITIES Twp. Beautiful clean 1 & 2 ON 2 & 3 BEDROOMS! bdrms., hardwood floors, $525-$675, heat included. * Fitness Center 517-896-8732 * Arizona Dry Sauna * Indoor/Outdoor Pool * Resident Business Center * Walk-in Closets ST.JOHNS-INCOME BASED 2 BDRM. TOWNHOMES. FOWLER - Park Place Apts 10 minutes west of downBeautiful Park setting. & Point North Apts. town Lansing, Thomas CoolClose to schools & shopST. JOHNS . ey Law School, I-496 and I-96 ping. Laundry hookup. Units available in both locaand directly north of the SUNTREE APARTMENTS tions. 2 bdrm starting at Lansing Mall. 1100 Sunview Dr. $400-$485. Nice quiet area, 989-224-8919 EHO pet friendly. Winter MoveVillage Green of Lansing In Special, call 517-2025200 Mall Drive West 4778. $350 dep., 1st month Lansing, MI 48917 rent free w/ 13 mo. lease. WAVERLY AREA Duplexes & Home Call (866)399-2924 Starting at $725. Move in for more details OLD TOWN - LCC - Lansing specials, pet friendly. Twp. Beautiful clean 1 & 2 For details 517-272-1000 or bdrms., hardwood floors, visit: $525-$625, heat included. 517-896-8732

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PIONEER POLE BUILDINGSFREE ESTIMATES-Licensed and insured-2x6 Trusses45 Year Warranty Galvalume Steel-19 ColorsSince 1976-#1 in MichiganCall Today 1-800-292-0679. MC

PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS Free Estimates. Licensed and Insured. 2x6 Trusses. 45 Year Warranty, Galvalume Steel—19 Colors. Since 1976 #1 in Michigan. Call Today 1-800-2920679 MM

Schools and Training 88% of our Students Work! New Horizons Computer Learning Centers of East Lansing has already helped several students this year find new I.T. or non-patient healthcare positions. Give us a call today and set up your free 20 minute career assessment to determine if we would be a solution toward helping you find a career in Michigan. Ph. 1888-413-7876.

HUSKY METAL ROOFS Standing Seam. Metal ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, Shingles/Slate. All in *Business, *Paralegal, Stock. Energy Star Quali*Accounting, *Criminal fied. $1000 Tax Rebate. Justice. Job placement asLargest Inventory in Michisistance. Computer availagan. Company Installers. ble. Financial Aid if qualiFree Estimates. Since fied. Call 877-895-1828 1975! 800-380-2379. MM MM COMPLETE MATERIAL POLE Building Package ARE HIRING— 2 4 ’ x 3 2 ’ x 8 ’ - $ 3 7 9 9 . 0 0 AIRLINES Train for high paying Avia30’x40’x10’-$5599.00 tion Career. FAA approved 32’x48’x10’-$6799.00 Steel program. Financial aid if roof, doors included, other qualified—Job placement sizes available assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance Call Standale Post Frame 877-891-2281. MM Buildings Toll Free 1-800968-8201 MM HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA FROM HOME. 6-8 weeks. Accredited. Get a Diploma. Get a job! FREE Brochure. 1 - 8 0 0 - 2 6 4 - 8 3 3 0 diplomafromhome .com MM

Boats and Motors 1979 EVENRUDE longshaft, $650. 810-841-1396.

CAMPING MEMBERSHIP LIFETIME. Camp Coast to Coast USA/Canada $10/night (full hook-up). (Paid $1,595) Must Sell $595, 1-800-236-0327.


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FAR ENOUGH TO get away but close enough to go often... Trailer & lot in Cedarshores Condo campground in Harrison. Beautiful park grounds, chain of 5 lakes, summer activities, older park model excellently maintained, 2 boats, boat trailer, shed, & full deck. MSTA. $15,000. 989725-5144.

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SALESPERSON Solid growing company needs a qualified salesperson. Min. 3 years retail FREE FORECLOSURE LIST sales experience preferINGS Over 400,000 properred, must be customer and ties nationwide. Low down service oriented, team payment. Call now. 800player, driven to succeed. 880-2517 MM Excellent compensation package with competitive commission rate. Send resume to 7607 N US 127, St Johns, Mi 48879 or Ç 3 Bed/ 2 Bath Ç Over 1700 Sq. ft. Ç Newly Remodeled Ç All Appliances Ç Washer & Dryer Ç Central Air NO APP FEES! All Credit Considered DO YOU EARN $800.00 IN A & Financing Available DAY? Your own local canCall Sun Homes at dy route 25 machines and Kensington Meadows candy all for $9995.00. All (888)-262-1683 major credit cards ed 877-915-8222 Vend 3. Must close by 3-31-11! MC EHO

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5 weeks of training on the following equipment: • Bulldozer •Backhoe • Excavator • Loader Cost: $5500 Location: Lansing Contact Steve Higgins at 517-321-8000 or

DriversTransportation CDL TRUCK DRIVING SCHOOL

Earn up to $80,000 per year. Ask about our free tuition. New location in Hastings.

GOVT JOBS - SERVE PARTCALL 989-692-0560 TIME. Elite training. Great pay & benefits. Sign-on bonus up to $20k. $ for education. Call 1-800-922-1703, DRIVERS WANTED: SOLO Drivers, $2,000 Sign-On BoM-F 9-3. MC nus. Teams, $4,000 SignOn Bonus. CDL-A HazMat, AIRLINES ARE HIRING 2 Years OTR. Call Now! 1Train for high paying Avia8 7 7 - 6 2 8 - 3 7 4 8 . tion Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if MC qualified - Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance TEAM STRAIGHT TRUCK DRIVERS: Team Drivers (877) 891-2281. MC Needed For Our Fleet Owners. Class B-CDL Required, ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE Great Miles, Great Pay, No from Home. *Medical Touch Freight. Call 1-800*Business *Paralegal, 831-8737. MC *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer availaTRAINCO TRUCK ble. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 877-895-1828 DRIVING SCHOOL Day-Eve-wkend Classes MC Job Placement Assistance Class B Training (1 day) (517) 887-1600 Train Local Save Hassle It’s not too late to find a

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Memorial Healthcare is a 150-bed hospital with satellite ambulatory centers serving residents in Central Michigan. We are dedicated to providing Expert Care with the personalized Hometown Caring that our patients and their families expect and deserve. Memorial is a progressive hospital with a family-oriented, friendly work environment.

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Business Opport. Self Employment

NOW HIRING: COMPANIES Desperately Need Employees to Assemble Products at Home. Electronics, CD Stands, Hair Barrettes, Many More. No Selling, Any Hours. 1-985-646-1700 OPEN HOUSE EACH Sun Dept. MI-1530. MM noon to 4. 13047 Appletree, $144,900 3 bdrm, 2.5 BA, Condominium, 2 Car Gar, Bsmt, formal DR, DW, FR, FP. (231)730-8781 or(231)739-3501


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Holt-Dimondale LAND CONTRACT 10% down 1247 WILDFLOWER Mason schools. 1523 Sq. ft. new build. 3 BR, 2.5 bath, 2 car gar., hardwood & ceramic flrs, AC, realtors welcome. $144,900. 517-290-4829 Aurelius S. of Holt left on Gateway


MUST SELL – Lender OREO Liquidation Sale- ALL OFFERS CONSIDERED: Commercial/Res 80 ac/ Lotz/Lotzford Rd. Canton, MI. 3 ac. Commercial Ann Arbor, MI. Condo sites; 50 ac. raw land Ionia, MI.

Lots MUST SELL – Lender OREO Liquidation Sale- ALL OFFERS CONSIDERED: 32 lot sub. w/all utilities Belleville, MI. 37 res. lots w/utilities Uptown Village Milan, MI. 53 lot incomplete sub. Fenton, MI. 41 res. lots w/utilities Cross Creek Sub. Burton, MI.

Time Shares WYNDHAM RESORT Travel in US any week of the year. Home resort location LasVegas. Seller paying closing costs/attorney to handle transaction. $2,500. 989-640-3257

Mobile Homes For Sale


Egress windows, sumps & crocks. For all your basement waterproofing needs call the pros.

Licensed & Insured Call 517-896-5692

Cleaning Service CLEANING SERVICES Commercial & Residential. Free Estimates. 517-648-0664

Computer Sales -Service

GRAND LEDGE - 14’ x70’ COMPUTER REVIVER: w/expando. 2 bdrm., lg. internet repair, virus, full bath. 12’x22’ covered Upgrades, spyware removal, data rec. 30 day deck. Wood burning fire- wrnty. Erik 517-484-6364. Housecalls. place w/3 cords of wood. New kitchen appl. Washer /dryer. New drapes. $8,500. 517-455-6541

Concrete Work

) HOLT * 2 bdrm., $1,800. Little work needed. Financing available. / 866-694-0821 IMMEDIATE POSSESSION 1988 Schultz 14x70 2 bdrm. 1 bath, semi furn., appliances, washer, dryer, new shed, located lot 73, Parkview Estates, Portland, MI. $9200/best. 989-831-4952

Vacant Property

4 BDRM., 3 bath, 3,000 sq. ft., 2 story home on corner lot. 1719 Vassar Dr. New: DELTA TWP. 5 acres. R Eroof, furnace, hardwood DUCED. Heavy industrial, floors & completely regreat location. Sale or modeled bathrooms. Forlease. Land Contract availmal dining, gas FP, central able. $139,000. 2600 Snow air. 2 car garage. $195K. Rd. 586-772-2759 or 810517-668-6484/517-243-0423 772-6561.

GOT MUD? Call TomCo Asphalt for crushed asphalt or concrete placed & compacted. 517-676-5600.

Drywall 26 YEARS EXPERIENCE Hang, Finish, Texture Big & Small Jobs. Insured. Call Cheryl 517-204-3110 Gary’s Drywall Finishing "Hang, Finish and Repair" 517-927-3853


DONE RIGHT FENCE & SKID LOADER SERVICE Fence for all occasions, light excavating, holes augered, bucket & pallet fork work. We clean up scrap metal for free.

For Free Estimate Call 517-669-8066

Mr. Natural’s Wood Floors

FREE Estimates 393-0660 or 490-8696 Since 1988

517.322.4131 Trash removal Appliances, brush, carpet, wood, etc. Senior disc. Eavestrough Cleaning.


• Appliances • Brush • Carpet • Furniture • Metal • Wood • Concrete • Shingles

Senior Discount


Masonry MASONRY RESTORATION Res/comm., historic. Repair brick, block & stone. Fndn/chimney repair/new. Lic. & Ins. 517-647-5380

Painting-Papering -Plastering PAINTING PERFECTIONS. Int & ext. Quality work. References, free est. (517)332-3281 or 290-4187.


e Best Pric Around

Home ImprovementRepairs ACTION CONSTRUCTION & REMODELING. Home Improvements, Painting, Bsmts, Decks, Handyman. Lic. & Ins. 517-339-2564

Floor Services

• Refinishing • Repairs • Installation

TRASH, BRUSH, APPL. hauled Yard & build. clean up, trees & bushes trimmed. Low Prices! Mike 393-4664

Stump Removel BENJAMIN STUMP REMOVAL (Formerly Bill’s Stump Removal). Prompt service, free estimates. Insured. 517 285-7831, 517 625-5652

Tree Service

Timber Tree Services, LLC Commercial & Residential

• Tree Removal • Stump Grinding • Free Estimates • Fully Insured LJ-0000905751-01

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CampersTravel Trailers

DRIVERS-PAID CDL TRAIN ING & a stable Career! No credit check! No experience required! Trainers earn 49cents/mile! 888417-7564 CRST Expedited MC

We offer competitive wages (min $11.09 per hour) and benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, paid vacation and 401(k).

POLE BARNS MICHIGAN’S Largest Pole Barn Company (Built Best Barns) Best Quality, Best Service, Best Price. This Week’s Specials Erected 24’x32’x10’$6995.00 30’x40’x10’$8995.00 30’x48’x12’$12,495.00 60’x120’x14’$ 5 5 , 9 6 5 . 0 0 Licensed/Insured 1-877802-9591 MM

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RN’s for our Emergency, Surgery, CCU, Medical Surgical and Homecare units. If you are a star performer and team player with a patient-centered attitude, please email your resume and cover letter to: hr@ or FAX to 989-729-4965. EOE. No phone calls please. Absolutely NO recruiters.


Building Materials -Supplies

ACCORD PROPERTIES Studios, 1 & 2 Bdrms. Lansing /E. Lansing Area. 517-337-7900

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Automobiles for Sale CHEVROLET CORVETTE, 1977 $2,500 Project car. 4 speed, needs motor. 517-323-9494

DODGE 2000 ¾ TON $10,000 4x4 w/Fisher snowplow, 2nd owner, V8 auto, looks, drives, runs excellent 517-712-6178


FORD F-250, 1997 $6,000 Low miles. Well maint., comes w/plow. Excellent condition. 517-712-6178

PARK AVENUE 1999 $5800 1 owner, only 59K mi., lthr, well kept, very clean, no rust/dents 517-898-9217

EDGE SE 2007 $16,500 6 cyl, Side Airbag 39000 mi., Silver 517-886-6612

GMC GMC ENVOY DENALI 2007 $18,750 81K mi., 4WD, Nav, DVD, SunR, htd Lthr, Ext War Silver 517-214-6623

MALIBU MAXX 2005 $4,995 LOADED, sunroof, CD, remote start, warranty. Mint City 989-640-1899 CAVALIER, 2005 $3995 2 dr., CD, 5 speed manual, super gas saver! warranty Mint City 989-640-1899

Jeep-Eagle WRANGLER SPORT, 1999 4x4, lifted, has extras. Excellent condition.

CHARGER RT, 2009 $21,500/BEST 25K mi. Hemi. "Brilliant black", grey leather int. Excellent condition. 517-694-7676

$6,700 517-676-4709

Mini Vans



’04 BUICK LESABRE $7275 P. seats/mirrors, split front seat, 29 hwy., tan, 104K Excellent condition 349-0118

MALIBU LTZ, 2010 $23,500 4,800 mi. Like new, heated seats, remote start. Excellent condition. 517-3934601

HANDICAP VANS USED, BOUGHT & SOLD Mini & full size 5751 S. Cedar - Call Dale 517-882-7299



March 20, 2011

Mini Vans

DODGE CARAVAN 1998 $9,000 Dodge handicap van with side-powered ramp 517-339-7551


LANCER GTS 2008 $12,000 4 cyl, Premium Sun Pack, 63333mi., Blue 517-944-0140

Nissan 280 ZX, 1983 60K mi., Good condition.

VEHICLES WANTED DEAD/ALIVE Top $$ paid, Free towing. Same day pickup. 7 Days. 517-487-8704 CAR DON’T WORK Or is crashed! Tired of spending money? Will pay you Cash Today & tow away free! Call 517-505-2098 AUTOS & TRUCKS WANTED We will pay top dollar for any unwanted vehicle. Free fast pickup. 517-487-8600.

Junk Cars Wanted $2300 517-676-4709

Pontiac GRAND PRIX GT 2005 loaded, sunroof, 75K mi., sharp! Mint City

Automobiles Wanted

$7995 989-640-1899

Toyota PRIUS 2002 $7000/OBO 1/2 elec., 1/2 gas, Pearl White, runs, drives & looks 100%, 1 owner 517-420-1925

Vans HANDICAP VANS USED, BOUGHT & SOLD Mini & full size 5751 S. Cedar - Call Dale 517-882-7299

CARS & TRUCKS WANTED Paying cash. 7 days a week.


BENJAMIN & SON A1 TOWING WANTED Junk cars, vans & trucks. Top $ paid . 517-372-9737 CAR DON’T WORK Or is crashed! Tired of spending money? Will pay you cash Today & tow away free! Call 517-505-2098 WE PAY TOP DOLLAR for used cars, trucks & vans. Will beat any offer. Free towing. 517-482-2260 AARON’S UP TO $1000 Wanted junk and unwanted cars 810-347-2078 WE BUY JUNK CARS Pickup 7 days a week

Call 517-749-4926

With more than 8 million car shoppers each month, we have the right buyer for you.

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COME EXPERIENCE Living at Lansing Manor "A Quiet and Caring Senior Community" Located directly behind the Lansing Mall, Lansing Manor offers 1 Bedroom residences for Persons 62 years of age or disabled. Rents are income based Pets are welcome. Call today for your personal tour of this lovely community. 517.321.5058 TTY (800) 662-1220 Lansing Manor does not Discriminate on the basis of

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Duplex East Lansing HOUSING DISCRIMINATION? Call The Fair Housing Center at: 1-877-979-FAIR.

H O U S E A PA RT M E N T S Located in the beautiful city of Portland, MI

Duplexes For Rent

Leasing spacious 2-bedroom apartment homes

5849 O R C H A R D CT. Co m pletely remodeled 2 bdrm, 1 bath, full basement with washer/dryer. New carpet, paint, appliances. Fenced backyard, private deck. $650 + utils. 517-332-9255.

Quiet settings with city convenience Pets welcome On-site laundry facilities

Homes For Rent ------------------ 811 East St. 3 bdrm., - 1 bath, 1595 sq. ft. home - on the river, michigan - basement. $775/mo. + - deposit. City septic & well, consumer electric/gas heat 517-575-2668 - ------------------



12067 Rupp Rd., 3 bdrm., 1.5 bath 1,092 sq ft, ranch home. Full bsmnt., 1.5 car attached garage. $725+ 517-575-2668 www.sundancefamilyhomecenter .com

Homes For Rent

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Starting @ $749/mo. 3 Bdrm/ 2 Bath Home All Appliances, Pool, 24-hr fitness Center, Pet Friendly,

Sunset Ridge/


Mortgage Sale - Default has

Randall S. Miller & Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Arch Bay Holdings, LLC - Series 2010C, a Delaware limited liability company 43252 Woodward Avenue, Suite 180 Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 (248) 335-9200 Case No. 11MI00222-2 PRO-905881 3/13, 20, 27/11-4/3/11 NOTICE OF BORROWER RIGHTS UNDER M.C.L. SEC -



Property Lapo Road Lake Lake Odessa, MI 48849 ATTENTION BORROWER: You have a right to request a meeting with the mortgage holder, or mortgage servicer. Fifth Third Bank has designated Likens & Blomquist, PLLC as the designated person under M.C.L. section 600.3205a(1)(c). You may contact a housing counselor to request a meeting by visiting the Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s webs i t e mshda, or by phone at (517) 373-8370. If you request a meeting, foreclosure by advertisement proceedings will not be commenced until 90 days after the date notice was/is mailed to you. If you and the designated agent reach an agreement to modify the mortgage loan, the mortgage will not be foreclosed if you abide by the terms of the agreement. Please be advised that you

you can contact an attorney. You may contact the State Bar of Michigan Lawyer Referral Service at 1-800-9680738.

been made in the conditions TION 600.3205 Sun Homes of a certain mortgage made ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz~!@#$%^&*()_+`1234567890-=,./?;’:”[]\{}| 24-hour emergency by Daniel J. Szelag and Sus-

∫ Disability DOWNTOWN 408 W. IONIA. Studio ($460) & room ($335). Utilities included. Close to LCC & Cooley. 517-749-3890. DOWNTOWN LOFT 1 bdrm. loft, 1000 sq.ft., wood floors, stainless appliances, laundry, secured garage parking. $900/mo. 517-482-8771 or 517-7195600.

HIGH RISE LIVING With Great Views RENTS YOU CAN AFFORD include: Heat, Water, AC, Garage Parking Lansing Towers Apartments Corner of Ottawa & Pine 517-482-8838 or LansingTowers@comcast. LANSING W Michigan. 1 bdrm., living rm., kitch., bath. $525 + electric. Call 517-482-8771 or 517-719-5600 OLD TOWN-(3)-1 bedroom Apts. $485-590. Small to extra large. (1)-2 Bedroom with sunroom, $675 All appliances and U T I L I T I E S PAID. Quiet nice neighborhood. 517-202-6035.

99 security deposit


½ OFF your first full month’s rent Call 888-904-6993 to set up a tour of your new home Certain restrictions apply This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer LJ-0000902351-01

MOVE IN FOR $299 when you sign a 12 mo. lease! Forest View Apts, Haslett * Immediate Occupancy * Cozy 1 bdrm apts $560 * PET WELCOME * Single level bldg w/ private entries * Washer/Dryer hook ups in utility room * Vaulted ceiling in living room * Storage access * Lovely wooded setting * Close to everything Expires March 15, 2011 Call today for info and tour! 517-803-2648 Conditions apply.

Old Orchard Apts.

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$100 moves you in! "0" application fee & "0" sec. deposit 1 or 2 bdrms Apts.

Homes For Rent 129 ASTOR LANSING. 4 bdrm., 2 bath. Rent to own. Near Ingham Medical. $850/mo. 517-388-1826. 1325 GLENROSE AVE. Very nice 2 bdrm., all appliances, lg yard, den, garage. 1st, last deposit. $900 + utilities + dep. 517-7087528.

2011 HOMES! We are currently pre-leasing brand new homes that will be arriving Mid-May! • 3 Bed/2 Bath, • All Appliances, • Washer/Dryer, • Central Air • Pet Friendly • Holt School District Payments starting as low as $799! No Application Fees! Contact us today to reserve your new home! 1-888-235-6948 EHO $225 PER MONTH Lease to Own!!! 3 Bed/1 Bath - over 800 sq.ft. Brand New Carpet, Vinyl, & Appliances. We Specialize in Hard to Finance Individuals!!! The Meadows of St. Johns (989)224-7707

Apartments Suburbs

2 BDRM, DOLL House! Neat, clean, appliances, $550 NO deposit. 2011 Osband. Call 517-645-7044.

CHARLOTTE LUXURY APARTMENTS Saddleback Ranch. 2 bdrm., 2 full baths. Move in specials. Pet friendly. For more information call: 517-272-1000 or visit:

3-4 BDRM HOUSE Neat and clean, new paint & carpet. Call 517-641-7271 or 517214-7648.

Call us today! 517-694-8975 conditions apply

PORTLANDSPACIOUS, CLEAN 1 bdrm., incl. appl. Quiet area. $450/incl. waDEWITT TOWNHOUSE ter, heat & sewer & trash. Country living, 2 bdrm, full 517-647-2470 bsmt., fireplace, large screened in porch + sunning porch, 2 car gar., C/A, minutes from 96-69 hwy., partial utilities paid, $845 mo. 248-756-3224. 205 N. Scott Rd., St. Johns

Circle Shore Apartments

HOLT: 1 BEDROOM , $470 + deposit. Air. Free heat, water, trash pickup. Coin laundry. New carpet. 1960 Aurelius Road. Applications, up front. ** 586-292-3681 **

1st month rent FREE! Please Call About Our Winter Savings!

989-224-4376 *Conditions apply.


Condominiums For Rent EAST LANSING: 2.5 bdrm, 1.5 bath, fireplace, air, bsmt, carport, $725. 351-9321 or 333-1250

AFFORDABLE HOMES 1-4 bdrms, Section 8 OK. Pets OK. Move in special! Flexible terms available. $395-$1095. 517-651-1374 BATH- LARGE 4 BDRM with garage. Gas, electric & deposit required. No pets. $750/mo. 517-641-6364


1280 N. Clinton Trail, 3 bdrm., 1.5 bath 1344 sq. ft. ranch home. Full unfinished bsmnt., 2 car attached garage. $750+ deposit. 517-575-2668

HASLETT LAKEFRONT ON Lake Lansing with dock, gazebo, beautiful view, luxury condo apt., lg updated upper 2 BR., W/D, fireplace, deck, new maple kitchen, black stainless COLONIAL VILLAGE appli., carpet, granite, 2 bdrm. C ape C od, fire$940. Also, smaller lower 2 place, fenced, rec room, BR., w/patio, $660. Inappliances, $595 mo. MERIDIAN MALL, MARSH cludes snow, trash, lawn. 517-323-4700 RD. $550 mo. 1 bdrm., liv. No big dogs. 517-853-6307. rm., kitchen w/dshwshr, din. rm., walkout balcony, PORTLAND 3 BDRM., 1 1/2 Email the Lansing Community covered parking, secure baths, bonus room, gaNewspapers 24/7 at: storage, pool. Call 517-303rage, in town, $825 per mo. 4372. 517-862-2220. MASON 2 & 3 bdrm. fireplace, central air, washer/ dryer. From $750. 517-282-9669 517-349-8000

3 bed/ 2 bath homes. Over 1000 Sq. Ft. *Payments as low as $699. • All Appliances • Washer/Dryer • Storage Shed • Pet Friendly • Holt Schools All Credit Considered! No Application Fees Move in for as little as $299!* Contact us today! Inventory Limited! 1-888-258-2412 Offer Expires 3-31-11 EHO, *WAC

*on Select Models Offer expires 3/31/11

ST. JOHNS COUNTRY LIVING- 3 bdrm., 2 bath, newer home on 5 acres. Full fin. bsmnt. 2.5 car garage. Call: 989-205-4919 or 989-875-2444. Possible Land Contract.

an M. Szelag, husband and wife to CitiFinancial Mortgage Company, Inc., Mortgagee, dated February 23, 2006, and recorded on March 6, 2006, in Liber 595, Page 200, Ionia County Records, said mortgage was assigned to Arch Bay Holdings, LLC - Series 2010C, a Delaware limited liability company by an Assignment of Mortgage dated September 13, 2010 and recorded September 20, 2010 in Liber 617, Page 6074, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Fifty-Eight Thousand Six Hundred Seventy-Three and 78/100 ($158,673.78) including interest at the rate of 8.80000% 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, at the place of holding the Circuit Court in said Ionia County, where the premises to be sold or some part of them are situated, at 10:00 AM on April 21, 2011 Said premises are situated in the City of Belding, Ionia County, Michigan, and are described as: Lot 17, RANNEY‘S FIRST ADDITION TO THE CITY OF BELDING, as recorded in Liber 3 of Plats, Page 33, Ionia County Records. Commonly known as: 821 N STATE RD The redemption period shall be 6.00 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCL 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale, or 15 days after statutory notice, whichever is later.


Borrower Name(s): Korie K Wheeler now known as Korie Degood Property Address: 2587 Lapo

PRO-907391 3/20/11



A copy of the budget can be obtained by calling the Township Clerk at 517-627-7261. Wendy K. Simmons Eagle Township Clerk

DANBY TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING Synopsis of the regular meeting February 24, 2011 Called to order at 7:00 P.M. at the Danby Township Hall, 13122 Charlotte Highway. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. All roll call members present Minutes -approved as presented Agenda- approved as presented Communications- place on file Public Comment- The Board discussed an aerial photo that was taken of the township hall and decided not to purchase the aerial photo. Unfinished Business: Township Logo - The Danby Township Board discussed a township logo that was designed by Doug Snitgen. New Business: Gravel Locations for 2011 MOTION by Reisbig Seconded by McCormack CARRIED Approve the gravel locations for 2011 as discussed by the township board. MOTION by Reisbig Seconded by Kolarik CARRIED Authorize the Supervisor and Clerk to sign the 2011 gravel agreement with The Ionia County Road Commission. Poverty Exemption Standards for 2011 MOTION by Platte Seconded by Reisbig CARRIED Approve the 2011 Poverty Income Standards as presented by Assessor Stephen Smith. Property Tax Appeals by Mail or Fax MOTION by Reisbig Seconded by Kolarik CARRIED Approve the receiving of property tax appeals by mail or fax. Revised Hall Rental Agreement - Trustee Reisbig made some changes to the existing hall rental agreement. MOTION by Reisbig Seconded by Pohl CARRIED Approve the changes to the hall rental documents. Commission & Committee Reports: Planning Commission Update - The next Planning Commission meeting will be held on April 20, 2011 at 7:00p.m Officer Reports: Bills MOTION by Platte Seconded by Reisbig CARRIED Pay the bills as presented by Clerk Platte and grant permission to the clerk to pay the AT&T and Tri-County bills when they arrive. Monthly Financial Reports - Treasurer Kolarik gave the treasurer’s report Announcements- The next regular scheduled meeting is March 17, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Adjournment- Supervisor Pohl adjourned the meeting at 8:37 P.M. Kristina K. Platte Danby Township Clerk



~LANSING~ 1-4 BDRMS Available! Section 8 OK. $450-$850. Call Mark at 517-482-6600 L A N S I N G - 2 bdrm duplexes. $600-$675. Local owner cell 989-550-1181.

WESTPHALIA SPACIOUS 3 bdrm, $700/mo. + deposit, 1 year lease, credit & references report req’d. 517-230-5915

CottagesResorts For Rent CANADIAN FISHING CABINS for RENT. Walleyes, jumbo perch, big northerns. Call Hugh or Doris toll free 800-426-2550 for free brochure. Or look at our website: MM

Miscellaneous For Rent AVIATION HANGARS FOR RENT - Mason/Jewett Airport. Starting at $130 & up per month. Month to month contract. Call Lloyd at: 517-589-8619

P OTTERVILLE 5608 NIXON Small, but cozy 630 sq. ft., 2 bdrm., 1 bath, ½ bsmnt. 1 car garage. $550/mo. 517-575-2668

Selling an Item? See or Call LCN Toll Free 877.475.SELL


Dated: March 13, 2011


EAGLE TOWNSHIP Annual Meeting, Budget Hearing & Public Hearing NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Special Assessment District Hearing for the EMS millage will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at the Eagle Township Hall, 14318 Michigan Street, Eagle, MI. A Special Assessment District Hearing for the Budget will begin at 10:10 a.m. and the annual meeting of the electors of Eagle Township will be held at 10:20 a.m. In addition to other regular business a budget covering estimated revenues and proposed expenditures of the Township




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HASLETT 5705 Potter, near lake. Large 2 bdrm. 1.5 bath, fireplace, central air. Utility room with washer / dryer hookup. No pets, $595/mo. incl. water. Call 517-372-8000 or 517349-8345

A 3 bdrm., newly remodeled homes. Nice, quiet neighborhood. 2 car garage, fenced yard. New high efficiency furnace & water heater. Pets okay. $550 & $799mo. + utilities. 517-712-5238



Likens & Blomquist, P.L.L.C. Attorneys for Servicer 3290 W. Big Beaver Rd. Ste 315 Troy, MI 48084 Telephone: 248-593-5106 L0266MI10

FREE HEAT & W A T E R . Edgemont Waverly. Quiet desirable neighborhood. Lg. clean 1 & 2 bdrm. No pets. From $525. 712-4915, 202-3234, 323-1153



LANSING 3 BDRM, 1 bath finished bsmt duplex, $850 monthly, excellent location to MSU, city bus stop, fenced in backyard, available Apr. 1. Call for appt. 517-388-1962.

Dated: Sunday, March 20, 2011

March 20, 2011

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TCI. The best cardiac care in the region.

For more than 40 years, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Institute (TCI) has been the most trusted choice in heart, lung and vascular care in mid-Michigan. Our team of expert physicians, supported by state-of-the-science technology at the Sparrow Heart and Vascular Center, provides the highest-quality care for our patients from diagnosis to recovery. As the largest cardiology group, offering 10 locations throughout mid-Michigan, you can always ďŹ nd a TCI physician near you. So ask for a TCI doctor. Because when it comes to your heart, you deserve the best.

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