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Your very own newspaper serving the “City of Two Rivers” since 1867 Vol. 144 - No. 31

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July 24, 2011

Council approves third change to plant renovation Tom Thelen tthelen@lsj.com

The Portland Main Street program held its 2011 volunteer recognition awards ceremony on July 14 at Two Rivers Park. Among the award recipients were (left to right) Horizon Award recipient Eric Frederick, Main Street Manager’s Award recipient Joel VanSlambrouck, Main Street Volunteer of the Year Diane Smith, and Main Street manager Patrick Reagan. TOM THELEN

Main Street program honors volunteers Tom Thelen tthelen@lsj.com

PORTLAND — The Portland Main Street program recently honored the people who have helped to make the program a success. The organization held its annual Volunteer Recognition event on July 14 at Two Rivers Park. The volunteers and guests were treated to a free picnic dinner while they listened to music from the group El Kabong. “Everything that we do depends on volunteers,” said Patrick Reagan,

Portland Main Street manager. “When you look at all of the things that have been done in Portland, they were brought on by volunteers.” Reagan noted that volunteers provided 3,000 hours to various projects and events within Portland in the last year. “There is no way that a lot of the improvements that have taken place could have been done by just one or two people,” said Reagan. “These people have stepped forward and are making a difference in the community.”

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Along with the picnic, the Main Street program handed out various awards. The Main Street Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Diane Smith. “Diane has shown a great desire for the success of the program,” said Reagan. “She is a hard worker and dedicated to the program. She is at every event and festival that Main Street has put on and she is also involved in many grass-roots initiatives.” See VOLUNTEERS, Page 3

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PORTLAND — The Portland City Council approved a third change order for the wastewater treatment plant improvement project at its July 18 meeting. The change increases the contract price by $39,910.49, putting the adjusted contract price at just over $3.2 million The change was made to allow for a high efficiency diffuser system to replace the current system which had been planned for reuse in the renovation. However, reusing the current diffuser would have required blowers used in the system to be increased from 25 horsepower to 75 horsepower in order to meet permit requirements set by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ.) The change order also does the following: • Add pressure relief valves to prevent damage to a clarifier tank caused by high ground water levels. • Add piping because the

actual underground piping was different than what was known during the design. • Revise a power feed to a building because the electrical requirements for the approved equipment is higher than what was shown in the contract documents. Ernie West of the C2AE engineering firm said the work on the renovation is moving forward to the point where the change orders should become less frequent. “We are getting to the point where we are working at ground level,” said West. “We are beyond most of the old infrastructure that may give us a problem. There still may be something that we do not know about that we could run into, but that risk is lessening as we get above ground.” Portland city manager Tom Dempsey said that the city staff continues to meet with members of C2AE and Davis Construction, the overall contractor, to find ways to control costs. See PLANT, Page 4

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NEWS IN BRIEF Historical Society to meet on July 26 The Portland Area Historical Society holds its next meeting on Tuesday, July 26, at 7 p.m. at the Portland District Library, 334 Kent St. in Portland. The program for the evening will be on the history of Collins. The public is welcome to attend.

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Red Mill Market open for season The Portland Red Mill Market is open for 2011. Hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Red Mill, located on Water Street in Portland. For more information, call (517) 647-4014 or (517) 281-9935.

Thursdays on the Grand concerts underway

The Thursdays on the Grand concert series has started for 2011. Concerts take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the band shell in Two Rivers Park, located off of Divine Highway and on the north bank of the Looking Glass River. The tentative schedule of performers includes: July 28 - Grand Ledge Bums Aug. 4 - Bailey’s Comet Aug. 11 - Jeff Speas Aug. 18 - Rush and Julie Clement Aug. 25 - All-Star Jam

Library to hold lock-in event on July 30 The Portland District Library will hold a lock-in on Saturday, July 30, from 6 to 11 p.m.. The doors will open at 5:45 p.m. and close at 6:10 p.m. Once inside participants will not be allowed to leave until the lock-in is over. Participants will play Halo and other video games, board and card games, crafts and movies. There will also be pizza, soda, and snacks available. There is no entrance fee but space is limited to the first 40 teens. participants must have a permission slip signed by their parents to

The Portland Crush 8U Softball Team went undefeated during their season and captured first place in their end of season tournament held in Okemos. Team members include (front row, l. to r.) Emma Weller, Lydia Meredith, Leah Kissane, Olivia Fogarty, Emma Johnson, Natalie Linebaugh, Emma Selden, (back row) Kyla Drake, Rhiannon Pohl, Ally Florian, Maddy Meredith, Macey Schrauben, Samee Teachworth and Coach Megan Schrauben. COURTESY PHOTO enter. Permission slips are available at the children’s reference desk. For more information call (517) 647-6981 ext. 3.

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Also, Joel VanSlambrouck was presented with the Main Street Manager’s Award. “This award goes to a person who is there at all times and makes the manager’s job a little easier,” said Reagan. “Joel has been at every event, festival, training session or meeting that Main Street has had. And there are times he has worked at an event from early in the morning until late at night.” Eric Frederick was the recipient of the Horizon Award for most valuable new volunteer. He also received the committee volunteer of the year award from the

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Design Committee. Other committee award recipients were: • Economic Revitalization – Tara Rodriguez; • Organization & Finance – Tutt Gorman; • Promotions & Marketing – Becky Ward. Portland Mayor Jim Barnes also thanked the efforts of the volunteers for what they have achieved. “I want to thank all of the volunteers for taking the time to make Portland into a community that we would like it to be,” said Barnes. “That things that have made Portland unique have been done because of volunteers like yourselves.” More information on the Portland Main Street program can be found at www.portlandmainstreet.org.

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Damage discovered at Portland hydroelectric dam Tom Thelen tthelen@lsj.com

PORTLAND — Portland city officials are looking at solutions after discovering a leak in part of the city’s hydroelectric facility. Portland city manager Tom Dempsey reported to the city council July 18 that city staff discovered the leak earlier that day. Dempsey noted that the leak is in an area that will not cause a failure. “The dam is not going to break because of this leak,” said Dempsey. “The leak is located in an abutment near the power house. That area is not under any tremendous pressure, but we do have water coming out from that area.” Dempsey said the staff discovered the source for the leak was a hole near a flashing wall on the upstream side of the dam. “The water enters at the hole and works its way down through the abutment and exits at the bottom,” said Dempsey. “We are still able to generate electricity and the city staff have opened another gate at the dam to bring the water level down below the level of the hole.” Dempsey said that the city engineers were to look at the hole on Tuesday and develop a repair plan that meets the requirements set by the city’s permits from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Power purchase Meanwhile, the city council approved a proposal to par-

ticipate with the Michigan Public Power Agency (MPPA) in a partial ownership of a natural gas combined cycle facility in Fremont, Ohio. Dempsey said the MPPA could expend up to $100,000 in development costs for the project and that Portland’s share would be no more than $2,200. The plant is scheduled to be ready for service by the end of this year with a potential capacity of 685 megawatts. Of that, Portland would receive 600 kilowatts during the peak usage time between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Avenue and Bridge Street as well as street and water main improvements on Church and Albro streets. Portland Mayor Jim Barnes noted that placing the asphalt millings from those areas onto Market Street has improved the condition of that street. “That was a great improvement to that road,” said Barnes. Dempsey also added that city staff were also able to change a traffic signal at the intersection of Grand River Avenue and West Street “The staff took advantage of the traffic controls in Street project proceeding place for the road project to make this change,” said The council also approved a payment of $136,746.03 Dempsey. “The lights facing Grand River Avenue had to Cook Brothers Excavating for work completed on this been used by Bridge Street and were changed when that year’s street and water main improvement project. intersection was redone for the Taco Bell restaurant. So The project included repaving areas of Grand River this signal has larger lights and are more visible.”

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“At one point the difference was $179,000, but we have worked it down to $100,000,” said Dempsey.

“We did set aside $95,000 for contingency items so we have closed that gap. I feel comfortable that we will continue to reduce that figure and that we will not have to make any rate changes.” Dempsey also stated that the DEQ has accepted a

revision to the design of the raw sewage pumps. He stated that the design will allow for a 7 percent increase in pumping capacity with just two of the three pumps operating. “This will allow us to turn down one pump and still meet the normal average

day flows,” said Dempsey. “The pumps all have five horsepower motors But the equipment and electrical wiring that will be installed is capable of handling 15 horsepower motors so we have the ability to increase pumping capacity should future flow rates increase.”

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Commissioners review new animal control ordinance Board debates provision in ordinance to allow dog census Tom Thelen tthelen@lsj.com

IONIA — The Ionia County Board of Commissioners had their first chance to discuss revisions to the county’s animal control ordinance last week. The existing ordinance had not been revised since the 1970s. Also, board members felt a revision was necessary with the opening of a new animal shelter as well as the Ionia County Health Department being placed in control of the shelter. One part of the new ordinance that was debated was a section that allowed the Board of Commissioners to ask for a dog census, similar to the dog census conducted in 2005. Commissioner James Lower stated his opposition to a dog census in letters to various newspapers as well as on his Facebook page. In his letter Lower stated “I do not believe the county has the right to come on private property to determine whether or not a dog is licensed. This is the only law I have ever heard of that is proactively enforced and guilt is presupposed.” During the meeting, Commissioner Jim Banks countered a point in Lower’s letter that the census was held to raise revenue. “The main reason for conducting the census is to

ensure the public health,” said Banks. “We want to try Lower stated that he felt the census encroached on a and safeguard the public by making sure that all dogs person’s property rights. have their rabies shots. And you do this as part of the dog “Do we want to go on a person’s property and tell them licensing process.” what they can and cannot do?” said Lower. “If a dog is not going off the property it cannot spread rabies.” License numbers dropping Commissioner Jack Shattuck noted that a dog could Banks also cited figures from the county treasurer’s pass rabies on to other animals which may spread the disoffice regarding the census in 2005. He stated that 1,843 ease outside of the dog’s property. dog licenses were issued during an amnesty period that Commissioner Julie Calley noted that dogs should be ran in May of 2005, as compared to 411 licenses that were made safe even if they do not leave their owner’s propissued in 2004. He added that between June and Septem- erty. ber of 2005 as the census was taking place, there were “I live in a rural area like most of the county is and 2,893 licenses issued as compared to 1,506 licenses issued have seen joggers and bicyclists go by,” said Calley. during that same time in 2004. “Even though a dog may not go off its property, there are “What we also found out was that local veterinarians enough temptations to make a dog go off.” and vet clinics had to open on Saturdays in order to meet Board members also discussed other possible revithe demand of people who needed to have their dogs vac- sions to the animal control ordinance and may take up the cinated,” said Banks. issue at its next regular meeting on Tuesday, July 26. Commissioner Mark Vroman then asked Treasurer Nancy Hickey if there was a drop in the number of licenses issued since the census. “There has been a drop, particularly in May,” said Hickey. “ I think the people now know that we are not out looking for licenses so they are not coming in to get them.” Banks added that he believed that county residents were law-abiding, but that the census provided a reminder to them to get their dogs licensed. “Plus, the ordinance does not mandate that the county conduct a census,” said Banks. “It just allows the board to request one when they feel it is needed.”

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Monday, July 11 6:40 p.m.- report of children near a condemned building on Brush Street and throwing rocks at it. The officer did not locate the subjects at first, but eventually observed two subjects come from around the corner of the building. One of the subjects had a cut on the hand and stated that he had put the hand through a window to exit the building. Both subjects were charged with malicious destruction of property and trespassing. Tuesday, July 12 12:15 p.m.- report of a three separate cases of failure to return rental property to a business on Grand River Avenue. 6:35 p.m.- report of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Orchard

Street and Riverside Drive. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle. 8:50 p.m.- report of open burning within the city limits on Ionia Road. The officer arrived and advised the property owner that open fires, other than recreational fires, were not permitted within the city. The fire was put out. 6:15 p.m.- report of a neighbor dispute on Grant Street. Wednesday, July 13 8:35 a.m.- request to meet with the city zoning officer regarding ordinance violations on Church Street. The property owner was cited as several warnings previously been issued. 12:09 p.m.- assist to the Portland Ambulance Department at a medical call on Kent Street. 12:35 p.m.- assist to the Portland Ambulance Department at a medical call on Grand River Avenue. 5:50 p.m.- report of solicitors in the area on Looking Glass Avenue. The officer located the solicitors, who did not have a city permit. The officer advised the solicitors of the city ordinance and asked them to leave the city. 7:20 p.m.- assist to a subject on Grand River Avenue who was

locked out of a vehicle. 9:25 p.m.- assist to the Portland Ambulance Department at a medical call at the station. Thursday, July 14 12:02 a.m.- assist to a subject on Detroit Street who was locked out of a vehicle. 10:35 a.m.- assist to a subject at Community Lake Park who was locked out of a vehicle. 12:45 p.m.- report of a neighbor dispute on Grant Street. 7:42 p.m.- report of a deer caught on a fence on the Rivertrail near Charlotte Highway. The deer was injured and was put down. Friday, July 15 5:25 a.m.- report of a possible minor in possession of alcohol on Grant Street. The officer located the juveniles who were drinking soda. 6:40 a.m.- report of property that was found near Charlotte Highway and Cutler Road. 8:25 a.m.- officer on patrol near Grand River Avenue and Water Street was informed by Rivertrail users of a subject under a bridge along the trail. The officer went to the location, but was unable to locate the subject. 4:50 p.m.- assist to a subject at Canal Street and Bridge Street

who was locked out of a vehicle. 10:52 p.m.- report of a loose dog on Coleta Drive. The officer located the dog and followed it to its home. The owner was cited. Saturday, July 16 12 a.m.- officer on patrol observed a vehicle traveling at 33 mph in a 25 mph zone on Grand River Avenue. During a traffic stop, the officer determined that the driver had a suspended license. The officer also found a half-full container of an alcoholic beverage behind the driver seat. The subject was cited for driving while license suspended - first offense and for open intoxicants in a vehicle. The vehicle was parked. 2:30 a.m.- officer on patrol observed a vehicle pass the officer on Grand River Avenue. The vehicle then stopped at the intersection at Kent Street despite having a flashing yellow light. The officer followed the vehicle and observed the vehicle cross the center line. During a traffic stop, the driver was arrested for operating while intoxicated and transported to the Ionia County Jail. The vehicle was impounded. 10:35 a.m.- assist to a subject on Kent Street who was locked out of a vehicle.

Sunday, July 17 8:15 a.m.- report of a 911 hangup call on Grand River Avenue. The officer arrived and spoke with the resident, who stated the no one had dialed 911. 10:43 a.m.- report of a statue that was broken and lying in the street on Brush Street. 3:25 p.m.- report of subjects refusing to leave a business on Grand River Avenue. The officer arrived just as the subjects were leaving the scene. The officer stopped the subjects and warned them against future incidents. 7:20 p.m.- found property was

turned in at the station. 10:42 p.m.- report of a car/deer accident at Grand River Avenue and Blossom Drive. Monday, July 18 8:25 a.m.- report of loud noise on Lincoln Street that had occurred several hours prior to the report. 10:59 a.m.- assist to the Portland Ambulance Department with a medical call at Charlotte Highway near the I-96 overpass. 11:45 a.m.- assist to the Michigan State Police at the scene of a rollover accident on I-96 near the Clintonia Road overpass.

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This report was compiled from 38 entries in the log books of the Portland Police Department from July 13-20. Two accidents took place during this time. 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.

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Local farm takes part in MSU disease study EAST LANSING — Beth and Tim Ingraham operate a certified organic dairy farm in Ionia County. Keeping their herd of 100 registered Jerseys healthy and productive – without compromising its organic status – is priority No. 1. The problem? The Ingrahams learned their herd had a problem with Johne’s disease that had been assembled from multiple sources several years earlier and could be traced back to a number of management risk factors. Johne’s disease, a contagious and untreatable disease caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium paratuberculosis, or MAP, typically occurs in calves, but animals generally don’t express clinical signs of the disease until later in life. The Ingraham herd’s first positive case of Johne’s was confirmed in 2002. Their veterinarian, Dr. Tony Ellis, suspected Johne’s when he was called in to assess some overall herd health issues. Tests confirmed the diagno-

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Opponents of the credits say that while films produced in Michigan are exciting, the producers bring their own cast and crew, film the movie, and then pack up and leave - having never really employed many Michiganders. I am enthused that Hollywood has taken note of Michigan’s natural beauty and great filming locations. I’m not certain that the film credits should ever have been instituted without some sort of cap on spending or some provision stating that a certain

sis and together they set in motion a series of management changes to eliminate any further spread of the disease. In 2003, the prevalence of Johne’s in the herd was 10 percent. The Ingrahams began participating in the Johne’s Disease Control Demonstration Project, a near decade-long research project conducted by Michigan State University (MSU) researchers and MSU Extension specialists that evaluated Johne’s disease control strategies in an effort to identify which management practices are the most effective at controlling the spread of the disease. Within a year of participating in the project, the Ingrahams had reduced the prevalence of Johne’s in their herd by 50 percent. By the conclusion of the study, they had virtually eliminated the disease from their herd. “We culled really heavily at first,” Beth Ingraham said. “Anything that tested positive was culled. We wanted to get rid of it

amount of people working on the production have to be Michiganders, not Californians. And any industry that is nearly half funded by taxpayers is not sustainable in the long run. I support the establishment of the film industry as a new industry that will help grow Michigan’s economy. I definitely support the private investors who are establishing permanent film studios that employ local industry experts and crew members. I do not support fly-in operations that bring all their own crew, fail to hire local people, and then leave as quickly as they came, with no residual benefit. In the Fiscal Year 2012 budget, the film credits

have been capped at $25 million. A major production is presently being made in Michigan. “Oz: The Great and Powerful”, which will be a prequel to “The Wizard of Oz,” will bring a serious A-list set of actors to the Great Lakes state. Whether this industry can be sustained without the full 42 percent tax credit remains to be seen. As lawmakers, we will reassess this issue next year. In the meantime, I’d like to hear your thoughts on the matter. You can reach me at (517) 373-0842 or send me an email at MikeCallton@house.mi.gov. Mike Callton is the State Representative for the 87th House District.

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First Families group seeks members LAKE ODESSA — The First Families of Ionia County Society is an organization dedicated to honoring and preserving the heritage of the families that were the early settlers of Ionia County. Planning is underway for the First Families of Ionia County Society’s 14th

Annual Awards Banquet. This year’s banquet will be held Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Outreach Christian Church, located at 7381 Jordan Lake Road, Lake Odessa. The society is accepting applications for membership. To be eligible, one must provide documentation proving an ancestor

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(Johne’s) as fast as possible. It is a terrible disease.” Because controlling Johne’s was a high priority for this herd, significant management changes were implemented. The Ingrahams no longer house sick cows in the maternity pens, eliminating overcrowding. Today, only cows that are calving are housed there, and the time they spend there is limited to the calving time. Newborn calves are removed immediately from the area, and after receiving an initial feeding of colostrum, are only fed milk from cows that test negative for Johne’s. Any cows that do test positive for Johne’s are not bred back to calve in again and are eventually culled from the herd. Though facility limitations haven’t allowed the Ingrahams to eliminate housing weaned calves with adult cows, they focus on how pre-weaned calves are managed. This focus has paid off, since the prevalence of Johne’s has dropped significantly over time, allowing the Ingrahams to move toward their goal of having a Johne’s-free herd. Beth Ingraham admitted that they knew little about Johne’s when they started, but learned a lot by being involved in the research project.

“Who knew that a small speck of manure could have such a huge effect on herd health?” she asked. “We have become very diligent about manure.” The management changes and heavy culling are paying off for the Ingrahams. They hope to reach the point where they can list their cattle as Johne’s-free and, in turn, market the replacement animals they routinely sell at a premium. The Michigan Johne’s Disease Control Demonstration Project was a partnership between the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine and Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health, MSU Extension, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the U.S. Department of Agriculture in collaboration with nine Michigan veterinary clinics. Findings from the Michigan farms involved in the study were pooled with data collected from 17 other states as part of the larger, multi-state project, the National Johne’s Disease Control Demonstration Project. Find additional information on the Michigan Johne’s Disease Control Demonstration Project at http://cvm.msu.edu/johnes. — From MSU Extension

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Main Street completes 2011 sign grant project PORTLAND — The Portland Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and Portland Main Street announced recently that they have finalized their 2011 “Sign Incentive Grant” funding round with the installation of a new sign at the Law Offices of Duff, Chadwick, and Associates at 108 Kent Street. Pat Duff, one of the partners of the Law Offices of Duff, Chadwick, and Associates, was enthusiastic about this new program and what it offered to downtown Portland businesses. “We have received a number of compliments on the new sign,” said Duff. “We feel the sign both comfortably and artfully blends into the downtown streetscape as if it has been there for 100 years.” Main Street Manager Patrick Reagan stated that the sign was what the grant was developed for all along. “We have a very creative city and downtown district, and the Design Committee, the Main Street Board, and the DDA Board all wanted to see signage that personified that creativity,” said Reagan. “We believe that this first project was exactly what we had hoped for with this grant. We are thrilled with the final product and with the commitment to quality made by Mr. Duff.”

The sign at 108 Kent Street was designed and developed by R. Gari Signs of Brighton. “The artist, designer, and the City’s DDA deserve a lot of kudos on this project,” said Duff. “The whole undertaking would not have occurred had it not been for this grant opportunity.” The “Sign Incentive Grant” is a matching grant that reimburses building or business owners 50 percent of the total cost of approved signs - up to $1,000 - within the Portland Main Street district. This grant will be offered again in 2011-2012. The goal of the Portland Main Street program is to actively revitalize Portland’s vibrant, charming, and unique downtown into a gathering place-one that uses broadbased community support to (1) provide opportunities to entrepreneurs; (2) sustain a strong economic foundation for the region; and (3) safeguard history, tradition, and a sense of community for residents and visitors. For more information on how you can be part of this mission, visit the Portland Main Street website at www.portlandmainstreet.org or call the Portland Main Street offices at (517) 647-5027.

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Riverfest Chairperson Julie Clement agreed. “It’s been incredible to see so many local organizations working together to create one great event that focuses on the things that make Portland unique. We hope this cooperation will continue and that the Riverfest will just get better and better.” Clement urged people to “Like” the event Facebook page, “Portland Michigan Riverfest,” and to stay tuned to the event website: www.portlandmichiganriverfest.org. The goal of the Portland Main Street program is to actively revitalize Portland’s vibrant, charming, and unique downtown into a gathering place-one that uses broad-based community support to (1) provide opportunities to entrepreneurs; (2) sustain a strong economic foundation for the region; and (3) safeguard history, tradition, and a sense of community for residents and visitors. For more information on how you can be part of this mission, visit the Portland Main Street website at www.portlandmainstreet.org or call the Portland Main Street offices at (517) 647-5027.

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PORTLAND — Portland Adult and Community Education (PACE) has announced its 14th year of summer school. Academic courses for elementary and middle school students will help give them a jump start on the new school year. Bridges Math and Reading programs are designed for first through fifth grade students and meet twice a week for four weeks, Aug. 1 to Aug. 24. Junctions Math and Reading programs are designed for sixth through eighthgrade students and meet twice a week for five weeks, July 25 to Aug. 25. Small class sizes will increase children’s success. Scholarships are available. For more details, call Portland Community Education at (517) 647-2987 or visit the office at 1090 Ionia Road. More information can also be found on line at http:// www.portlandk12.org/ and follow the PACE link. Portland Community Education is also interested in learning about the talents and hobbies of residents. If anyone has a specialty that they would like to share with others, please contact PACE. — From Portland Adult and Community Education

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Warra-Dawdy golf tournament draws 155 golfers Scott Yoshonis syoshonis@lsj.com

PORTLAND — An event that began as a family golf outing 10 years ago has grown into a significant community event. The Warra-Dawdy Invitational golf tournament held this year’s event on July 2 at the Portland Country Club. The tournament featured 155 golfers, community members and volunteers, and raised close to $7,000 from proceeds, sponsorships, donations and prizes. All the proceeds will be given to the Van Andel Cancer Research Institute and Hospice Care of Ionia/ Lansing. On the course, both the Men’s and Family divisions ended in ties, requiring chip-off contests at the 18th hole. In the Men’s division, the team of Don Underwood, Byde Kephart, Darrin Arnette, Don Zisk won the

title in the chip-off over the team of Mike Wilcox, Ryan Wilcox, Pat White, Brad White. Both teams shot a team score of 53 in the 18-hole scramble. It was a three way tie in the Family division with the team of Fritz, Mae Rose, Mike, Steve and Kari Fedewa winning the chipoff over the teams of Steve, Flora, Tom, Andie Wilson and Marti, Kristen, Rhett Schrauben and Mike Simon, after all three teams shot scores of 58. Event coordinator Bonnie Dawdy was grateful for the huge turnout. “The families of the Waaras and Dawdys would like to thank all those that have supported this special event over the past 10 years and are looking forward to many, many more,” Dawdy said. “As for this years results, it was a very exciting day. Despite the heat, it was another very successful event.”

Spartans visit local wrestling camp

The Portland Raiders Wrestling Club held its first wrestling camp on June 13-17. The camp was open to wrestlers in elementary grades through high school. Instruction was provided by Michigan State University assistant wrestling coach Alex Dolly (back left) as well as MSU wrestler David Cheza (back right.) Cheza was ranked sixth in the nation at 157 pounds before incurring a season-ending injury. Portland High School wrestling coach Scott Sandborn also provided instruction to participants. COURTESY PHOTO

SPORTS BRIEFS Relay for Life to hold halfmarathon set for July 31 The Portland Relay for Life commitee is holding a half-marathon and 5k race on Sunday, July 31, at 7:30 a.m. The races will begin and end at the Portland High School track.

The races will be chip timed and will be run on the Portland Rivertrail. Prizes will be awarded to the top three placed in each age group. The registration fee for the half-marathon is $45 prior to the event or $50 on race day. The 5k race is $25 or

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The Astros finished as the Minor League champions in the Portland Youth Baseball League in 2011. Team members include (front row left to right) Tyler Coyne, Zach Spitzley, John Schneider, Paul Cook, Ryan Lay, Anthony Kreiner, (middle row) Brandon Scheurer, Kobe Kazamer, Nathan Lehnert, Carter West, Cole Fedewa, Jeff Davlin, (back row) Coach Mark Scheurer, Coach Fritz Russman, and Coach Craig Lehnert. COURTESY PHOTO

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Portland photo project underway Public invited to submit photos showing life, events in Portland PORTLAND — The Portland Community Arts Council

(PCAC) has announced its new “Lens of the Community” photography project. Portland residents and visitors are encouraged to submit photographs that depict Portland. The photographs will be displayed and sold at Riverfest, Aug. 19-21, and select photos will be published in a collectible book depicting the year in images. To facilitate the project, the PCAC is offering three walking workshops, where beginners to professionals can improve their photography skills. “The Lens of the Community project is designed to collect snapshots of our community,” said PCAC Director Rush Clement. “We want to continue this project every year, and create a series of books depicting Portland’s ‘history’ as it happens.” Everyone is encouraged to participate in this project, from beginners to professionals. To enter, submit two copies of each photograph, using the form on the PCAC website. All photos must be 5” x 7” or 4” x 6”, and may be in color or black and white. There is a $5 entry fee per photo, and a maximum of three photos per entrant. PCAC members or people who attend one of the walking workshops may submit up to five photographs. The cost of the walking workshops is $10, or $8 for PCAC members. The workshops will be led by local photographers.

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Once submitted, the PCAC will mat one copy of each photograph for the Riverfest display. Photographs will be sold for $10 each, with $5 returned to the photographer if his or her photo is sold. Visitors to the show will choose a “People’s Choice” winner. A number of photos will be selected for a special edition book - “Portland 2011” - to be sold later this year. “We plan to document each year through photos,” Clement explained, “and eventually, these books will become a history of Portland.” Clement encouraged anyone interested in Portland, its history, or photography to enter. “We do not want people to be intimidated by this project,” said Clement. “Take your photos, choose your favorites, and be part of this project!” The PCAC plans to hold three walking workshops between mid July and mid August. For details and to enter your photos, contact Rush Clement at (517) 647-6545, or go to the PCAC website: www.portlandcommunityart.com. As photos are submitted, some will also be featured on the PCAC’s Facebook page, “Portland Community Arts Council (Michigan).” The PCAC’s mission is to connect the community by weaving the arts into everyday life. To join or for more information, use the contact information above.

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$25 CAT-APALOOZA Ingham Co Animal Shelter cat special for spayed & neutered cats only. 600 Curtis St., Mason. 517-676-8370 ingham.org/ac A. BULLY PUPS "P oc k e t Pits" UKC registered. King pin, Gotti, Mikelend bloodline. 1 male , 2 females, blue w/blue eyes. $750. 517 763-7324. AKC BICHON 1 male puppy, $500, 1 male & 1 female adult $275 ea. Call 517-6764709. AKC BURMESE MOUNTAIN DOG PUPS. Vet checked. Just adorable & cuddly $800. 989-291-5553 AKC CAVALIER KING Charles Spaniel puppies. Champion bloodlines. $500-$600. Male Shih-Tzu puppies $225 989 382-9234. AKC GERMAN ROTT PUPPY Female, 1 left, $500. Call 517-543-7309.

AKC LAB PUPPIES 1 s t shots, wormed and dew clawed removed. Great family pets. Ph. 242-0598. AKC PEMBROKE WELSH CORGIS tri male, sable & white female, 10 wks, 90% housebroke. 403-1144. AKC TOY POODLE PUPPY Male, $350. Scottie Poo, female, $300. Well socialized. 989-539-2498. BEAGLE PUPS 4 wks old, shots & wormed. $75 & $100. Also 1 mo. old pups $50 & $75. Parents on site. 989-763-1084. BOSTON TERRIER PUPPIES 10 weeks and 6 mos., parents on site, shots, wormed, $400. (517)5436463 CAVALIER KING CHARLES & MALTESE MIX puppies 12 wks old, 1st shots & wormed, absolutely gorgeous, $500. 989-427-3205 CHIHUAHUA PUPPY Female, longhair. 1st shots & wormed, AKC registered. 517-740-6533.

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COCKAPOO, As well as Cavapool Puppies. (Cavapoo’s are very similar to Cockapoos). Super, super cute, healthy & friendly. 1st shots & wormed. $265. Ph. 517-279-8897.

PEKACHU PUPS AND PEKACHU/JACK RUSSELL PUPS in home raised w/children & other pets, very social & loving, 1st shots & dewormed. $250$300. 517-614-4587.

COCKER SPANIEL PUPPIES 1st shots & wormed, papers avail., $200/obo. No Sunday calls. 989-584-6192

PEKE-A-POO PUPPIES, TINY, parents on site. CC accepted. $295. 517-896-0302

POMERANIAN PUPS Cute & Furry! 3 females, CUTE KITTENS: Very play2 males, 9 wks old. ful. Need good home. Ph. 517-887-2994. Black and white. Grey HAVANESE AKC REGIS striped. 989-224-1731. TERED, Beautiful coat and PUG PUPPIES, 10 weeks markings, Champion lines, old, first shots & wormed, Health guaranteed, paDACHSHUND MINI PUPPIES $400 also Puggle p u p s rents on site, vet checked, 3 males, born 5/17. Adora$250 989-427-3205 Beaut i u f l pups raised in ble. $300 cash. Call 517our home $1 2 00.. (51 7 )327482-5444. RAT TERRIER PUPPIES 8202 (517)230-1631 Beautiful markings, Health otisonedge@sbcglobal.net guaranteed, vet checked, 8 weeks, males $250.00. (989)682-4169 SHIH TZU / POODLE PUPS 8 wks. old, 1st shot, adorable & small, $275. Call 248978-1939.

ENGLISH MASTIFF PUPS $600/up Loyal Pets,Shots, Dad in Pic 989.284.0156

SHIH TZU PUPPIES ready for their new homes. Beautiful pre spoiled babies. 517 945-4279 or 517 936ENGLISH SETTER PUPS KITTENS MULTIPLE COL8871. ORS, 10 weeks, Vet Great hunters/pets, field checked/records availa - SHORTHAIRED training. $400. 517-283ST. BERble. First vaccinations. 1559. NARD PUPPIES Ready to Leukemia tested - NEG. go. 4 girls/2 boys, $350 & Dewormed. Litter trained. up. 810-672-9565 GERMAN SHEPHERD 6 weeks, parents on site, TEDDY BEAR BLONDE, 7 pure bred, $250. (517)894$25. (51 7 )394-1 7 84 wks, shots, wormed, 1 5629 ( 5 1 7 ) 6 2 6 - 6 8 9 0 male left $300. (517)625baine@bus.msu.edu 5454 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES PUREBRED. 1st shots LAB PUPPIES AKC Yellow & TO A GOOD HOME ONLY: & wormed, parents on site, black females, wormed, Purebred yellow Labrador $275. 989-248-3284. and 1st shots. Dew claws Retriever. Spayed female. removed. $350. Ready July 5 yrs old. She is loveable, 31. Ph. 517-331-3901 GERMAN SHORTHAIR PUPfriendly. Crate trained. PIES Ch. bloodlines, AKC, 7 Call (517)626-7170 or (231) wks old, 5 males, 5 fe- MAINE COON KITTENS 944-8573 $00.00. (517)626males. $250. Call Matt for 7170 (231)944-8573 Must Huge, health, papers, pedmore details 517-202-1387. place due to poor health. igreed kiittens from show cat lines. Males and females available. 800-801TOY POODLE GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES 9118 or cell 517-736-4761 5 mo old male. Chocolate. Top Quality, shot Non-shed, shots, wormed Wellness guarantee $400/obo. 517-977-7567. MALTESE MALE $400. York$400. 517-202-4163 shire male $400. Shih Tzu male $350. All AKC pups. TOY POODLES CKC, parti 231-924-7704. GOLDEN RETRIEVER 3 y r color, taking deposits. Feold, spayed, shots, 1 dog males $400, males $350. family only. $300/obo. 517517 589-0257. Cute. 231-0997. WESTHIGHLAND TERRIER pups, AKC, 3 very adorable GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPsocialized males, $650. PIES AKC champion lines. 989-846-0929. 2 litters to choose from. 2 yr. guarantee, Ready Aug. $650 males. $750 females. YORKIE PUPPY AKC reg., ti989-725-9793. ny female, all shots. $550. MALTESE, MALTE-POOS & 906-630-3360. YORKIE-Poos $325/up GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPS NoShed Shots TINY YORKIE PUPS UKC males & AKC, dewclaws removed, 989.225.1 3 67 females, small, Vet wormed, 1st shots, $500. checked, shots & wormed, 517-404-6238. $450-$850. 231-825-2733. MINATURE DACHSHUND PUPPIES CKC, rare colors, parents on site. CC accepted. $350 up. 517 896-0302. MIXED BREED PUPPIES Black and rust, 8 weeks, shots, vet checked, wormed, 1 male 1 female $75.00. (517)282-2944

CKC PITBULLS PUPS, 7 w k s , g o r g e o u s markings,1st shots, wormed, parents on site, OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOG OLDE ENGLISH SHEEPDOG puppies, AKC, parents on great with kids. PUPPIES AKC, 6 wks., site. health guaranteed. $400(f)$450(m). Email shots, males & females. $700. Please call or text Kandiceshaw@aol.com for $650. 734-753-3362 or 734517 416-0811. photos(517)974-1087. 223-4589

U-Pick BIRD BLUEBERRY FARM U-pick blueberries in Haslett. Ph. 339-2934.

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U-Pick THELEN BERRIES , Westphalia, has blueberries 75¢ lb. Call 989-587-3443 for details.

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NEW CONSTRUCTON 1247 W ildflower, Holt. 3 bdrm., 2 1/2 baths, $124,900. 517-290-4829.

MOVING SALE...SELLING E V E R Y T H I N G . . . Broyhill Living Rm Set $500, Family Rm Set $700, 2 Queen Size Bedrm Sets $300 ea, Stove, Ref, Microwave, Ducks Unlimited chest, gun cabinet, Terry Redlin Pictures, Decoys, 5 Flat screen TV’s (52in $800, 2-32 $300-$350, & 2 small ones $60 ea) Washer/Dryer $250. Patio Furniture $200. Custom Bar W/4 swivel chairs ((paid $4500. 20 yrs ago $900) 2 Howard Miller Clocks, 1 Grand Father Floor Model $850, 1 Wall mounted $150. Lamps, Mirrors, complete 6 piece Lenox China set with Gold Leaf Trim $350. Hoover Carpet Cleaner still in fac tory box $125, Hoover Wind Tunnel Vac (used 1 mo.) DVD Player. Much much More. Quailty items in excellent condition. Priced below real value. Call 517-580-2012 for appt. see.

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Lawn and Garden JOHN DEERE TRACTOR Model 316, 46’’ deck, hydrodrive, $1600 or best offer. Call 517-627-3902.

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108 W. BARNES Ave. 2 bdrm. 1 1/2 bath, single family, fixer upper. Owner financing or cash discount. $1000 down, $341/month. 803 403-9555 or 803 92917.

326 BANBERRY SO U T H . C A D G E W I T H FA R M S . 3 bdrms., 2 baths, 90% remodeled & updated, all new top end appliances in Aug. ’07. $55,000. Age restriction 54 & up. Open House July 10 & 24, 1-4pm. 517-331-4238, if no answer call 517-371-101.

2 GIFT CARDS Southwest Airlines $300 and Super Cuts $200. Will sell both for $450. 517-575-0580.

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FURNITURES AND APPLI ANCES Moving Sale in TRAINCO TRUCK Only $28,900 w/2 car garSouth Lansing - will take 2 OLDER WINDOW A I R DRIVING SCHOOL best offers for each item CONDITIONERS $50 ea. & age! over 1,300 Sq.Ft. 3 Day -Evening Classes listed - Cash only one like new for $100.00. Bdrm/ 2 Bath Immediate Job Placment 3 Sofas (rarely used), Call 517-206-8473. All credit considered. all Class B Training (1 day) Washer and Dryer (like Appliances, Pet Friendly, (517) 887-1600 new), Fridge (like new), BACKYARD SHEDS & MORE CA, Pool, www.traincoinc.com Dinning set (w/ 6 chairs), 989-834-2028 24-hr Fitness Center, Lawn Mower, Snow Blowwww.bcbarns.com Sun Homes at er, Treadmill, Tables, Sunset Ridge Bookselfs, Beds, 888-404-8459 (Bookselfs, Beds, Washer CENTRAL AIR Lennox, new www.sunsetridge.tv $1800, now $600. Installa& Dryer need to take from WAC EHO Exp 7/31//11 tion available starting at basement). $500. Also high efficiency Will take best offer for Lennox furnace$500. Both PURCHASER NEEDED each - $500 (517)694-7832 Full time position. Send re- THREE & FOUR BEDROOM for $1000. 517-543-5325. homes for sale starting at sume to McDonald Equip$17,900, Sheds or Garage ment Co., 1217 E. Grand TREADMILL Excellent conon site, Appliances includRiver Ave., Portland, MI dition $250. Computer staed. Call Sunset Ridge/Sun 48875. Attn: Gene. tion, $70. Ph. 694-1785 Homes (888) 518-4382. EHO, WAC WANTED: UNWANTED appliances, air conditioners, cars, trucks, vans, farm machinery, lawn CANON IMAGE WRITER Digmowers, campers, hot ital Scanner/Copier and water tanks, aluminum or BY OWNER HP Color Printer Michigan steel boats, aluminum winexecutive home in St Friends of Education a dows or doors, aluminum Johns, 3-5 bdrms., close to 501c3 Non Profit is selling toppers, any types of aluschools & shopping. Too a Canon Image Writer 2200 minum or steel siding, many amenities to list, Digital Scanner Copier and 4 wheelers, go carts, trailpriced to sell. 989-640-7932 a HP 3600 Color Printer. ers, batteries. Copier Scanner - $400.00 All picked up for Free. Printer $200.00 (517)851Call 517-628-2818 4 1 0 0 mf ebookprogram@gmail.c om LAKEFRONT 1994 HOME, 7 mi. n. of Perry on private all-sports lake. 2900 sq. ft., WINCHESTER 1894 32 spe4 b.r., 2.5 ba, vaulted ceilcial exc, many decoys ing, fireplace, 2 level walkhand carved, watches & out. Priced @ 2003 apHP NC640 0 LAPTOPS Intel jewelry, hundreds of ducks praisal, VERY creative fi Dual Core 2GHz 2GB 120GB and other animal calls, Jim nancing, buyer must have DVDRW Wi-Fi WIN XP Pro Fotte prints, new English excellent credit/net worth. Recovery CDs. FREE Antivi saddle & bridle, coins, Tom 989 277 3793 rus, Good battery. Clark gnomes, 3 Daisy air Office $220 517.614.8880 rifles, scopes, vor sighter, LAKEFRONT 1994 HOME, Zeics binoculars, old LP re7 mi. n. of Perry on private cords. Call 517 543-3684. all-sports lake. 2900 sq. ft., 4 b.r., 2.5 ba, vaulted ceiling, fireplace, 2 level walkout. Priced @ 2003 appraisal, VERY creative fi DELL DESKTOP computer. nancing, buyer must have Speeds up to 6.0. Target excellent credit/net worth. $30 gift certificate. Both ANTIQUE BUYER PAYING 989 277 3793 for $60. 482-9293. CASH for quality jewelry, clocks, art work, musical LOOKING FOR A summer instruments, & other nice place access to lake & things. John 517-202-2570. swimming on Crystal Lake, Crystal, MI? Mobile home CASH FOR GUNS , Art, Antiwith large sunporch & TOTAL GYM 1700 ques, Jewelry, musical indeck. Needs a little work. Like new $275. Schwinn Air struments, Valuables. Call $3800. 989-875-4319. Dyne exercise bike $250. 517-204-2004/517-663-3931 Weslo cardio glide bike OPEN HOUSE LAKEFRONT $35. Computer desk $30. CASH PAID D iabet ic test Lake Odessa, 3 bedroom, 2 All excellent. 517-290-8133. ONLY $23,900!! bath, 1520 Virginia Street, strips. Area’s original, oldSat & Sun. July 16-17 & est buyer. Friendly & fair. July 24, 1-4 p.m. 517-204517-505-2726, 888-639-6179 3 Bedroom/2 Bath 2081. Over 1,600 Sq. Ft. CASH PAID Attached/Covered 10 x Up to $20 per 100. 27 Deck 2 LARGE LAZY BOY rocker Call 517-292-0991 All Appliances, W/D, recliner, modern design. diabeticteststripswanted.com Central Air $200 ea. Red/gold/green. New Furnace, Pet 517 669-5658. BEAUTIFUL CLEARED LOT 2 Friendly, EXTRA DIABETIC TEST 1/2 acres, 174’ lakefront Holt School District STRIPS? Earn $ & help othproperty. W. of St. Ignace. A BED QUEEN PILLOWTOP Financing Avail. ers. $5-$20/box. Call 517With buildings, good well mattress set, new in plasNO APPLICATION FEES! 256-7221. & septic. Will sell for 50% tic, $200. Call 517-410-4921. Call Sun Homes at or less than appraised val Can deliver. 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Mobile Homes For Sale DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME in Bradenton, FL. mobile home park. Heated pool, all maintenance included. W/D incld. Price reduced to $8900. Call Mike Berg 941-713-1247 for more info. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Z Z 0 HOLT 1 Z Z 2 bdrm., $1,000 Little work needed. Z Z Financing available. Z Z 866-694-0821 Z Z ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Cemetery LotsMonuments CHAPEL HILL 1 space $1600. Apostles, single female. Richard, 517-8826204.

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Apartments Lansing CARY APTS. S. LANSING. 1 & 2 bdrms., $470-$570 mo., heat, water, sewer & trash included. 517-202-3964.

COLONIAL VILLAGE AREA: small 1 bdrm. Quiet Area. No Smoking, No Pets. Call 517-4854300 FRANDOR NEAR. Rent starts at $550 utils incld. Save your gas. Beautiful deluxe apts. 1 blk to bus. Every thing you need to buy right here. 517-482-8196. FREE HEAT & WATER. Auto Owners/Waverly. Quiet desirable neighborhood. Lg. clean 1 & 2 bdrm. No pets. From $575. 517-7124915, 202-3234, 323-1153

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WILLIAMSTON - UPPER apt. CHARLOTTE AREA: 3 bdrm., 2 up, 1 in bsmt., laundry in for rent. House in country. bsmt., appliances, deck off 3 bdrm./2 bath upper, back. $500 damage dep., Incl. all util. & satellite. + credit rep., $650/mo plus Call: 810-923-1062 utilities. 517 667-4200

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LANSING 1 & 2 bdrms. Pet friendly. Call for more information 517-272-1000 or visit vandaproperties.com

Apartments Suburbs CHARLOTTE LUXURY APARTMENTS Saddleback Ranch. 2 bdrm., 2 full baths. Pet friendly. For more information call: 517-2721000 or visit: vandaproperties.com DEWITT -2 BEDROOMS, 1 BA, Yard, Balcony,A/C, nice area, quiet setting (517)669-5625

DEWITT Large apt. Country living, 2 bdrm, full bsmt., fireplace, large screened in porch + sunning porch, 2 car gar., C/A, minutes from 96-69 hwy., partial utilities paid, $845 mo. 248756-3224.

Apartments For Rent AVENUE PLACE PORTLAND PARK PLACE - FOWLER 2 bdrm units available at both locations, starting $394-$435 + dep. & utils. Pet Friendly. For info on Move in Specials call 517202-4778.

HASLETT $0 deposit Large 2 bdrms. from $495. Ph. 337-1133 phgrentals.com

FOR RENT 1 bdrm. downtown St. Johns 989 2248053.

S. LANSING : 826 Larned. Near Pennsylvania & 496. Upstairs 1 bdrm, updated, $500/mo. + deposit, includes utilities. Non smoker, no pets. 989224-3532 or 989-640-1406

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1 MILE FROM MSU Across from Patriarch Park, close to CATA bus. 3 bdrm., garage, air, fin. bsmt., laundry. Available Aug. 1. $1050 mo. 517-4490564.

Duplexes Townhomes MASON TOWNHOUSE MOVE IN SPECIAL Newly renovated 2 bdrm., 1 bath, with laundry & lockable private storage, lg fenced backyard. $610. 517-2021781 or 517-230-3885.

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Holts Best Value $100 moves you in!

Homes For Rent AFFORDABLE HOMES 1-4 bdrms, Section 8 OK. Pets OK. Move in special! Flexible terms available. $395-$1095. 517-651-1374

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HASLETT 5705 Potter, near lake. Large 2 BR. 1.5 bath, fire place, central air. Utility room with washer / dryer hookup. No pets, $595/mo. incl. water. Call 517-3728000 or 517-349-8345 PORTLANDSPACIOUS, CLEAN 1 bdrm., incl. appl. Quiet area. $450/incl. water, heat & sewer & trash. No pets. 517-647-2470

WAVERLY & WILLOW Spacious 2 bdrms. Free heat & water. Quiet building. 517-303-6680 ~ Great Apartment ~

ceiling fans. Storage. Nice yard. No dogs. 1622 PARKVALE. $695+ utilities, ref. & dep. 517-337-1007.

EATON RAPIDS Cozy 3 bdrm., 2 bdrms & bath up, living rm, bdrm, kitchen down. Newer carpet. Freshly painted. Stove/ refrigerator, garage, $600 mo. Security deposit, references required. Call 6636650 leave msg. GRAND LEDGE - 4/plex. EXCELLENT NEIGHBORHOOD, walk to downtown shops & parks. Lg. fenced yard, no pets. 1 bdrm. $400 incldg all utilities, except elect. Dennis: 517-348-6124.

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Duplexes Starting at $750. Pet friendly. For details 517-272-1000 or visit: vandaproperties.com

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1 or 2 bdrms Apts.

118 LATHROP ST. 3 or 4 bdrms., $650 mo. + utils., references. *710 N. MLK Blvd. 3 BR, $600 mo. + utils. *Rooms with private bath, $350 mo. Efficiency $400 mo. A ll utils incld. Call 517-484-5619.

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GRAND LEDGE 2 bdrm. fireplace, garage, central air, washer & dryer, $650. 517-282-9669 or 517-349-8000

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East Lansing place. Newer kitchen appl. EATON RAPIDS EXECUTIVE HOME. Beautiful Mid CenLAST YEARS HAY ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz~!@#$%^&*()_+`1234567890-=,./?;’:”[]\{}| Energy eff. furnace, air,

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1557 ROOSEVELT 2 bdrm., lg living room, lg. kitchen, 1 1/2 car garage. $650+ util. 517-372-8129.

SOUTHEAST LANSING 3 bdrm. loft, 2 baths, deck, air, bsmt., $765 + deposit / 2 bdrm., $665, 1st mos free. No pets. Call 517-3938970 Tim.

3800 SEAWAY 3 bdrm., 2 car attached garage, fresh paint, great view, next to park. Fenced yard. $850 + utilities & deposit. Ph. 517887-1292.

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tury home w/river view, upscale ER neighborhood. 3 BR, 2 1/2 baths, 2 car att., bsmt., nice landsc., appli., A/C, $1200 mo. + utils. 517-214-3333.

FREE RENT! Homes Starting at $729/month! 3 Bdrm/ 2 Bath, over 1300 sq.ft. All Appliances, Pool 24-hr fitness Center, C/A, Pet Friendly Portland, EHO

Sunset Ridge/ Sun Homes 888-255-6942 www.sunsetridge.tv Offer expires 7/31/1 LANSING 1017 M C C U L L O U G H 2 bdrms, full bsmt, $650 + util. 517543-4376 LANSING - 2-3 bdrm houses, 2 bdrm apts., 1-2 bdrm duplexes. $500-$675. Local owner cell 517-204-7420.

LANSING-(2) CUTE 2 BDRM. w/garage. $625/mo. + util. & $625/dep., all appliances included. Immediate Occupancy. Fenced yards, pets okay. 1531 & 1535 Roseneath, min. 1 yr lease. 517-881-6678. Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at: lcnclassifieds@gannett.com


Mobile Homes For Rent

LANSING3 BDRM HOME- 1318 Roosevelt, N. Side, large yard, 1 bath, $700 + dep. & util. 517-749-3535

PORTLAND MOBILE HOME for Rent or Rent w/option to buy. Private Country Lot NEW CONSTRUCTION 1300 sq. ft. 1247 Wildflower, Holt. 3 Huge Yard bdrm., 2 1/2 bath. Lease 1/2 mile from I96 with option to purchase. Large covered deck 2 bed$1500 per mo. 517-290rooms, 2 BA, Den 4829. $575/mo + utilities No Pets Now taking applications (517)647-7168

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ULTRA MODERN BICYCLE Electric assisted, no license needed, 20 mi. range on 1 charge, sacrifice $500 firm 517-333-3936

CampersTravel Trailers 2002 SUNNYSIDE w/slideout, 26/5 fot. used 3 months, queen bed, sleeps 6, incl. cover & hitch. Like new. $10,000. Ph. 323-4173. 2004 JAYCO EAGLE Trav el Trailer Model 278FBS, su-

Matherton, ing to the recorded plat thereof, as recorded in Liber 2 of Plats, Page 48. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA §600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. TO ALL PURCHASERS: The foreclosing mortgagee can rescind the sale. In that event, your damages, if any, are limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. If you are a tenant in the property, please contact our office as you may have certain rights. Dated: July 24, 2011 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File No. 617.0863

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THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY OR IF YOU ARE IN BANKRUPTCY. MORTGAGE SALE - Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Dorothy L. Silvernail, an unmarried woman, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Sys tems, Inc., Mortgagee, dated October 31, 2006 and recorded November 9, 2006 in Liber 599, Page 8644, Ionia County Records, Michigan. Said PRO-940156 mortgage is now held by 7/24, 31, 8/7, 14/2011 Bank of America N.A., successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO fka Countrywide Home COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INLoans Servicing, L.P. by asFORMATION WE OBTAIN signment. There is claimed WILL BE USED FOR THAT to be due at the date herePURPOSE. PLEASE CONof the sum of Seventy-Four TACT OUR OFFICE AT THE Thousand Eight Hundred NUMBER BELOW IF YOU Ninety and 44/100 Dollars ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY ($74,890.44) including inDUTY OR IF YOU ARE IN terest at 6.375% per anBANKRUPTCY. num. MORTGAGE SALE - Default Under the power of sale has e b en made in the concontained in said mortditions of a mortgage gage and the statute in made by Alecia S. such case made and proKammers, a single woman, vided, notice is hereby giv to National City Mortgage en that said mortgage will a division of National City be foreclosed by a sale of Bank of Indiana, the mortgaged premises, Mortgagee, dated July 14, or some part of them, at 2006 and recorded July 28, public vendue at the South 2006 in Liber 597, Page entrance to the Ionia 8721, Ionia County ReCounty Circuit Courthouse cords, Michigan. Said Building in Ionia, Michigan mortgage is now held by at 10:00 a.m. on SEPTEMResidential Credit SoluBER 1, 2011. tions, Inc by assignment. Said premises are located There is claimed to be due in the Township of North at the date hereof the sum Plains, Ionia County, Michof One Hundred Twentyigan, and are described as: Eight Thousand Seven Lot(s) 132 and North 50 Hundred Eighty-Seven and feet of Lot 131, also Lot 133 73/100 Dollars except the North 33 feet ($128,787.73) including inthereof, Supervisor Estep’s terest at 8.26% per annum. Plat of Matherton, accordUnder the power of sale

Legals power contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby giv en that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue at the South entrance to the Ionia County Circuit Courthouse Building in Ionia, Michigan at 10:00 a.m. on SEPTEMBER 1, 2011. Said premises are located in the Township of Orleans, Ionia County, Michigan, and are described as: Commencing at the Southwest corner of the Northwest corner of the Northwest 1/4; thence North 170 feet; thence East 210 feet; thence South 170 feet; thence West 210 feet to the point of beginning all in Section 29, Town 8 North, Range 7 West. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA §600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. TO ALL PURCHASERS: The foreclosing mortgagee can rescind the sale. In that event, your damages, if any, are limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. If you are a tenant in the property, please contact our office as you may have certain rights. Dated: July 24, 2011 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File No. 239.0384

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THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY OR IF YOU ARE IN BANKRUPTCY. MORTGAGE SALE - Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Christopher M. Hansen, a single man, to Kap Financial Incorporated, Mortgagee, dated September 16, 2004

September 16, and recorded September 23, 2004 in Liber 584, Page 261, Ionia County Records, Michigan. Said mortgage is now held by Fifth Third Mortgage Company by assignment. Duplicate AOM recorded on 2/4/05, Liber 586, Page 7856, Ionia County Records, Michigan. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred ThirtyFour Thousand Nine Hundred Ten and 37/100 Dollars ($134,910.37) including interest at 3% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage

mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue at the South entrance to the Ionia County Circuit Courthouse Building in Ionia, Michigan at 10:00 a.m. on AUGUST 4, 2011. Said premises are located in the City of Portland, Ionia County, Michigan, and are described as: Lots 477 and 480 of Bartow’s Second Addition to the City

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The City Council meeting was called to order by Mayor Barnes at 7:00 P.M. Present - Mayor Barnes; Mayor Pro-Tem Clement; Council Members VanSlambrouck, Calley and Fabiano; City Manager Dempsey; City Clerk Miller; Police Officer Thomas Approval of Resolution 1-60 confirming the Mayor’s appointments to City Boards and Commissions. All in favor. Approved. Approval of Resolution 1-61 approving Pay Request No. 1 to Davis Construction for work done on the Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvement Project. All in favor. Approved. Approval of Resolution 1-62 approving Change Order No. 2 to the WWTP Contract with Davis Construction. All in favor. Approved. Discussion of a former resident and current property owner of the City that would like to donate their former residence to the City of Portland. Discussion of proposed power purchases. Approval of the Consent Agenda - Motion by Fabiano, supported by Clement, to approve the Consent Agenda. All in favor. Adopted. Adjournment - Motion by Clement, supported by Fabiano, to adjourn the regular meeting at 8:20 P.M. All in favor. Adopted. A copy of the approved Minutes is available upon request at City Hall, 259 Kent Street. Monique I. Miller, City Clerk PRO-939711

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Charles and Sharon White are seeking a variance from Section 42-306 of the Zoning Ordinance which would allow for the expansion of a Non-Conforming Structure and a variance from Section 42-132 which only allows for a 40% maximum lot coverage. Mr. and Mrs. White are seeking these variance’s which would allow them to expand their garage at 810 Bridge Street, in the City of Portland.

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The City of Portland Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing on August 8, 2011, at 7:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 259 Kent Street, Portland, Michigan to consider the following:

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City of Portland, Ionia County, Michigan, according to the Recorded Plat thereof, as recorded in Liber 1 on Page 4. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless deter mined abandoned in accordance with MCLA §600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. TO ALL PURCHASERS: The foreclosing mortgagee can rescind the sale. In that event, your damages, if any, are limited solely to the return of the bid amount ten dered at sale, plus interest. If you are a tenant in the property, please contact our office as you may have certain rights. Dated: July 3, 2011 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 2683 File No. 200.6717

beginning point on the East line of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 14, South 00 degrees 04 mins 32 secs West 102.16 feet from the refer ence point "A"; thence South 42 degrees 41 mins 33 secs West 246.16 feet to the Point of Ending of said easement. Commonly known as 7295 MacArthur Rd, Saranac MI 48881 The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCL 600.3241 or MCL 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale, or upon the expiration of the notice required by MCL 600.3241a(c), whichever is later. Dated: 7/10/2011 Flagstar Bank,

Flagstar Bank, FSB, Assignee of Mortgagee Attorneys: Potestivo & Associates, P.C. 811 South Blvd. Suite 100 Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 844-5123 Our File No: 1-40899

pre sented to Mary E. Burcham and Guy L. Bigford, Jr., named personal corepresentatives or to the probate court at Court house, 100 W. Main Street, Ionia, MI 48846 and the named/proposed personal representative within 4 months after the date of publication of this notice.

PRO-936735 7/10, 17, 24, 31/2011 STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF IONIA NOTICE TO CREDITORS Decedent’s Estate FILE NO. 2011-244-DE

Dated: July 1, 2011

COMBINED NOTICE NOTICE TO PUBLIC OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND NOTICE TO PUBLIC OF REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS Date Published: July 24, 2011 City of Portland 259 Kent Street Portland, Michigan 48875

Patrick M Duff P35011 108 Kent Street Portland MI 48875 517-647-4345

TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS, AND PERSONS:

Mary E. Burcham On or about August 9, 2011 the above named City will request the State of Michigan to release Federal funds ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz~!@#$%^&*()_+`1234567890-=,./?;’:”[]\{}| Estate of GUY L. BIGFORD, 2668 Saginaw Hwy.

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tle I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-383) for the following project:

Guy L. Bigford, Jr. 2925 E. Riverside Dr. Ionia, MI 48846

136 and 140 Kent Street Façade Project -- MSC-210044-CDF

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at 7:00 p.m.

The meeting was called to order and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. All board members were present. Trustee Pung motioned to approve the June 8th and June 29th, 2011 meeting minutes seconded by Treasurer Simon and carried. Treasurer Simon reported no fire or ambulance information available rf om the city for June 2011. Account balances and the quarterly report was noted. Taxes were mailed out July 1st. Supervisor Tiemann covered his monthly

report.

Zoning Administrator Vandersloot reviewed her monthly

report.

Mr. Craig Wheeler and Mr. Mark Novak from the Ionia County Health Dept. discussed issues in Ionia County concerning Hazardous Materi als and the enforcement of safety. Supervisor Tiemann noted three sites in Portland Township as areas of concern for various reasons. Mr. Tiejema presented the 2010- 2011 ship. Trustee Pung motioned to table next board meeting seconded by

audit report for Portland Town-

the Charter Township option to the Treasurer Simon and carried. to in-

Clerk Keilen

Treasurer Simon motioned o t move into executive session to discuss the Zoning Administrator’s Contract seconded by Trustee Platte and carried. Supervisor Tiemann motioned to adjourn from executive session and return to the regular session seconded by Trustee Pung and carried. Trustee Pung motioned to adjourn at 10:30 p.m. seconded by Platte and carried.

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Finding of No Significant Impact It has been determined that such request for release of funds will not constitute an action significantly affecting the quality of human environment and accordingly the above-named City has decided not to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (P.L. 91-190). The reasons for such decision not to prepare an EIS are as follows: The Certifying Officer designated by the City has gathered the relevant environmental information concerning the project including a coordinated State Historic Preservation Office review of the project pursuant to Section 106 of the National Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, and has concluded this project will not adversely affect any environ mental or historical concerns. An Environmental Review Record respecting the aforementioned project has been made by the City of Portland which documents the environmental review of the project. This Environmental Review Record is on file at the above address and is available for public examination and copying, upon request between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please contact Patrick T. Reagan, Downtown Development Authority Director at (517) 647-5027 for further information. No further environmental review of such project is proposed to be conducted prior to the release of funds. Public Comments on Funding All interested agencies, groups, and persons disagreeing with this decision are invited to submit written comments for consideration by the City of Portland to the Managers Office on or before August 8, 2011. All such comments so received will be considered and the City of Portland will not request the release of Federal Funds or take any administra tive action on the proposed project prior to the date specified in the preceding sentence. Release of Funds The City of Portland will undertake the project described above with Community Development Block Grant funds, under title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The City of Portland is certifying to the state of Michigan that the City of Portland and Patrick T. Reagan in his official capacity as the Certifying Officer, consent to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to environ mental reviews, decision- making, and action; and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The legal effect of the certification is that upon its approval, the City of Portland may use the CDBG funds, and the State of Michigan will have satisfied its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. Objections to State Release of Funds The State of Michigan will accept an objection to its approval to release funds and acceptance of the certification only if it is on one of the following bases: (a) that the certification was not in fact executed by the certifying officer or other officer of applicant approved by the State of Michigan; or (b) that the applicants environmental review record for the project indicates omission of a required decision, finding, or step applicable to the project in the environmen tal review process. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedure (24 CFR Part 58), and may be addressed to the State of Michigan, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Community Assistance Team, 735 East Michigan Avenue, Lansing, Michigan 48909. Objection to the release of uf nds on bases other ht an those stated above will not be considered by gan. No objection received after August 24, 2011, will be considered by the State of Michigan.

the State of Michi-

Patrick T. Reagan Downtown Development Authority Director 259 Kent Street Portland, Michigan 48875

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The Township board has set a preliminary date of August 12th spect township roads for future road projects. Trustee Platte motioned to pay the bills as presented by seconded by Trustee Pung and carried.

The facade project reconstruction project consists of physical, safety and aesthetic improvements of ht e facades of the buildings located at 136 and 140 Kent Street in the City of Portland’s Downtown Development Authority District. Portland, Ionia County State of Michigan

Portland Township Ionia County, MI P.O. Box 314 Portland, MI 48875 The July meeting of the board was held on July 13, 2011 at the Portland Township Hall.

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DECEASED Date of birth: Feb. 9, 1931. TO ALL CREDITORS:* NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, Guy L. Bigford, who lived at 4941 E. Grand River Ave., Portland, Michigan died June 7, 2011. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless pre-

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15,47700 $25700 •10 Ford Fusion S.E.L. #P6938

$

15,67700 $26000 •10 Ford Focus S.E.S. #P7125

$

15,77700 $26200 •08 Lincoln MKZ #P7116

$

15,57700 $25900 •07 Ford Edge SEL #P7087A

$

17,97700 $29800 17,97700 $29800

19,47700 $32200

19,97700 $33000

Payments based on 72 months at 3.49% APR with approved credit.

July 24, 2011

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