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August 14, 2011

Portland Schools releases food service workers

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Members of Portland High School’s varsity football team run laps in preparation for their upcoming season. Practice began on Aug. 8, for the Raiders’ first game, at home against Ovid-ELsie, on Aug. 26. SCOTT YOSHONIS

PORTLAND — The Portland Schools Board of Education approved a proposal to turn over its food services to a private company during its Aug. 8 meeting. The board approved a bid from Chartwells School Dining to provide management and staffing for the district’s food services in

all school buildings starting this fall. Chartwells has provided management of the food services to the district for 21 years while the school district provided the staffers. “Under this plan, Chartwells will be providing the managers and staff members for food services,” said Charles Dumas, Portland superintendent. “By doing this the district will save between $40,000 and $45,000 per year.” Chartwells will be responsible for the salaries See SCHOOLS, Page 4

Riverfest celebration makes return to Portland this week Tom Thelen

PORTLAND — Portland will be filled with family-oriented activities this coming week as the city’s Riverfest celebration returns. The festival begins on Friday, Aug. 19, and continues on Saturday, Aug. 20 and Sunday, Aug. 21. The events and activities



are mostly located on both sides of the Grand River in the downtown area. The 2011 Riverfest will be different than previous year’s festivals, which were run solely by the Portland Area Chamber of Commerce. This year, the local Chamber has the assistance of many other organizations, including Main Street, the Downtown Development Authority, the Portland Community Arts Council, the Portland Area

Historical Society and many other groups. “Riverfest is a big event for Portland and we wanted to make it so that more than one organization was involved,” said Patrick Reagan, Portland Main Street Manager. “What we have is six to eight local organizations who are holding their own events, but are holding them on the same weekend as one big event. “The Chamber of Commerce has done

really well with it in past years. But the groups felt there needed to be a cooperative effort to make Riverfest as strong as it was in past years,” added Reagan. The 2011 Riverfest celebration includes events that have been a regular part of past celebrations. These returning events include: See RIVERFEST, Page 5

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Portland Middle School cross country will meet for runs on Tuesday, Aug. 16, Thursday, Aug. 18, Tuesday, Aug. 23, and Thursday, Aug. 25. The runs take place at 7 p.m. at Bogue Flats. For more information, contact Patrick Duff at (517) 647-7809 or (517) 647-4345.

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Cruisers to hold car show Aug. 21 The Portland Cruisers will be having a car show on Sunday, Aug. 21, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Red Mill on Water Street. Dash plaques and goodie bags will go to the first 125 cars registered. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. A $10 donation per car is requested. The proceeds will be given to a needy family or organization. Activities during the car show include entainment by Rob Pearson and The Looney Tunes, 50/50 raffle, door prizes, and the Hot Rod Grill drawing at 4 p.m. Trophies to given immediately after the drawing. For more information, please contact Terry Thelen at (517) 647-7651, or Larry Pohl at (517) 647-6893.

PHS Class of 1986 to hold reunion

Will May is hard at work on his panda craft during the summer reading program at the Portland District Library. Courtesy photo Class members should RSVP to Lonnie Pohl at (517) 285-4658, Eileen (Kozachik) Cannon at (517) 526-0861 or email to

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A free community meal takes place every Monday from 4 to 6 The Portland High School Class p.m. at the First Congregational of 1986 holds its 25-year class Church, located at 421 E. Bridge St. reunion on Friday, Aug. 26, and in Portland. For more information, Saturday, Aug. 27. call (517) 896-6352. On Aug. 26 is the pre-game Remembrance Gathering at the Portland TOPS Club PHS first home football game at 7 p.m. On Aug. 27 there will be a meets every week golf outing at 2 p.m. followed by a The Take Off Pounds Sensibly casual dinner at 6 p.m. (TOPS) Club meets every Thurs-

day evening at the First Baptist Church, located at 406 E. Bridge St. in Portland Weigh-in is at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting starting at approximately 7:10 p.m. The first meeting is free. For more information, call (517) 647-4526 or (517) 647-2025.

Residents advised to use caution with solicitors

The American Red Cross has scheduled blood drives for the following dates: • Monday, Aug. 15, at St. Anthony Church, 3927 Jackson Road, Saranac, from 12:30 to 6:15 p.m. • Monday, Aug. 15, at Sunfield United Brethern Church, 8436 W. Grand Ledge Hwy., Sunfield, from 12:30 to 6:15 p.m. • Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the Portland K of C Hall, 690 Maynard Road, Portland, from noon to 5:45 p.m. • Wednesday, Aug. 17, at the former Ionia K of C Hall, 115 S. Steele St., Ionia from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. • Monday, Aug. 29, at the Central United Methodist Church, 912 Fourth Ave., Lake Odessa, from noon to 5:45 p.m. • Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the LyonsMuir Church, intersection of Olmstead Road and M-21 in Muir, from 12:30 to 6:15 p.m. Blood donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good general health. To schedule an appointment at one of the above blood drives or for information on a blood drive, call 1-800-GIVE LIFE or visit

Preschool to hold open house on Aug. 24

The Portland Police Department is advising residents to take caution when dealing with door-to-door solicitors. Anyone selling items door to door is required to have a city permit with the exception of those

Wee Grow Preschool, a ministry of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, holds an open house on Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The school is located at 8867 Kent St. For more information, call (517) 647-4473 or (517) 526-4147.

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Civic Players to hold tryouts for fall show this month PORTLAND — The Portland Civic Players has scheduled tryouts for the musical “Little Shop of Horrors” coming to the Portland Playhouse the first two weekends in November. Persons interested in performing in the production may attend a tryout session on Monday, Aug. 22, or Tuesday, Aug. 23. Both sessions begin at 7 p.m. at the Port-

land Playhouse, 231 Maple St. in downtown Portland. The group is in need of singers/actors, guitarists, trumpet players and a plant puppeteer. People trying out must be 16 years of age or older, have prepared song to perform with sheet music or backing track CD and be prepared also to do a cold reading. Anyone interested in getting started with the Civic Players who don’t feel they want to be on stage could also contact the group for work backstage, costumes, properties, set decoration, lights and sound. For more information call Ruth Ann Peake at (517) 647-6211. — From the Portland Civic Players

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and benefits of the food service employees instead of the school district. As part of the plan, the board voted to lay off the 13 district food service staff members. “Chartwells has agreed to give the right of first refusal to the school district employees who are being

laid off,” said Dumas. “The pay will be close to what they were making with us.” Dumas said Chartwells management planned to meet with the food service employees sometime last week. Also at the meeting, the school board approved a new contract with the transportation union. “We had requested bids for transportation services,” said Dumas. “The transportation union agreed to some concessions to that the hourly pay and benefits

are know similar to what they would have made with a private company.” Dumas said both the food service change and transportation contract were made to help the district save money. “We are looking at a deficit of approximately $560,000,” said Dumas. “ We needed to do something to realize some cost savings.”

viewed two candidates who have applied to fill a vacant seat on the board. Patrick Duff and Michail Fedewa have both applied to fill the remainder of a term that had been held by Joel Wildrom, who resigned from the board in June. Dumas said the board plans to appoint either Duff or Fedewa sometime this week. That appointee will serve for the remainder Board interviews of Wildrom’s term, which The board also inter- expires in June of 2012.

“At that time, the person appointed could step down or choose to run for the seat as part of the May 2012 school board election,” said Dumas.

Other action Board members also approved the hiring of Kevin Robydek as a special education teacher at Portland High School. Board members also announced the dates for the upcoming school open

houses. Westwood Elementary and Portland Middle School will have their open houses on Tuesday, Aug. 31, while Oakwood Elementary and Portland High School will hold their open houses on Wednesday, Aug. 31. All open houses will take place during the evening. “The start times will be staggered on both days so parents will be able to make it to both school buildings in one evening if they need to,” said Dumas.


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Tug of war: Coed teams of four persons battle to see who is the strongest. The event takes place Friday event at Toan Park starting at 7 p.m. Movie night: Children and adults can watch the movie “Up” on an inflatable screen set up on Bridge Street between Kent and Maple. The movie takes place Friday evening at dusk. Participants should bring a chair. Water parade: The parade begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20. Entries float down the Grand River from the Verlen Kruger memorial site through the downtown area and exit at Two Rivers Park. Horse show: Sponsored by the Portland Equestrian Club, the horse show takes place at the arena in Bogue Flats on Saturday starting at 8:30 a.m. Dog show: Portland’s pooches can show off their talents in the dog show, scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 21, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Thompson Field Car show: The Portland Cruisers group will hold a car show at the Red Mill on Sunday, Aug. 21. The group will also hold the drawing for the Hot

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New events Several new events will also take place during the 2011 Riverfest. These events include: Wine the Walk: This wine and craft beer tasting event takes place on Saturday from 4 to 10 p.m. along the Boardwalk. Lens of the Community photo competition: Sponsored by the Portland Community Arts Council, the competition invites professional and amateur photographers to submit photos depicting life in Portland. The photos will be on display during Riverfest. Historic Treasure Hunt & Walking Tour: Participants may receive information at the Portland Historical Soci-

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ety’s booth near the Verlen Kruger memorial. Theater performances & tours: Performances will be held on the Main Stage throughout the day on Saturday. Tours will also be available with information at the Portland Civic Players’ booth. Concert: Members of several area church choirs will come together to perform on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Thompson Field. The event will also include a community sing.

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This year’s Riverfest also has several events planned for local athletes. These events include; • Slow-pitch softball tournament. • Coed kickball tournament • 10k & 5k runs • Canoe and kayak races. Many other events are planned including square dancing demonstrations, a juried art show, face painting, arts and crafts vendors, macroinvertebrate testing, and other activities. For more information on the 2011 Riverfest celebration, visit the festival website at

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County board approves animal control ordinance Larry Tiejema voting against the proposal. “I am not against the proposal,” said Tiejema. “But our policy states that we need to have three bids before we go forward and we have not seen the third bid yet. You do not always go with the lowest bid, but you want to go with the Tom Thelen best bid.” Under the proposal, all courthouse entrance doors Courthouse security would be locked except for the entrance leading to the IONIA — A new animal control ordinance and a plan for The commissioners also approved a proposal to create basement level on the east side of the building. courthouse security were approved by the Ionia County a single entry point to the Ionia County Courthouse. The That entry would be redesigned by adding a second Board of Commissioners last week. cost of the project is not to exceed $50,000. The animal control ordinance was approved by a vote The proposal passed by a 6-1 vote with Commissioner See BOARD, Page 9 of 6-1 with the vote also repealing the existing animal control ordinance. ! Commissioner James Lower opposed the ordinance over section 308, which gives the animal control director of officer the authority to conduct inspections and pick up animals on all property, public or private, in order to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the ordinance. The section also states that no person may refuse to permit the director or officer to inspect the premises in connection with the ordinance. “I would like to see more deferential treatment to the rights of property owners,” said Lower. “The previous version was written so that a property owner could refuse to let the officer on without a law enforcement officer present. This seems to give the animal control officer • Check System the same authority as a law enforcement officer.” Pressure Commissioner Jim Banks disagreed. • Clean “Either the officer has a right under the law to perCondenser form a task or he doesn’t,” said Banks. Commissioner Jack Shattuck said the animal control • Underhood officers need to have some authority. Inspection “This needs to have some teeth in it for the officers in order for them to do their job,” said Shattuck. Under the ordinance, all dogs shall be licensed by the county unless they meet the following exceptions: • are under 4 months of age; • are licensed by a municipality in which the dog and dog’s owner resides; • are licensed by another state or county in which the dog and dog’s owner resides, if staying in Ionia County for 30 days or less; • are being kept in a dog kennel that is licensed under the regulations of the ordinance. *some vehicles extra, most models apply.

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Deputies arrest subject on stolen vehicle charges Suspect arrested hours after gaining release for July 24 incident DANBY TWP. — A Jackson man is back in the Ionia County Jail after leading police on a chase south of Portland in a stolen vehicle. The suspect, Daryll Hatton, 18, of Jackson, was arrested and lodged in the Ionia County Jail on multiple charges related to the incident. He was arraigned on Aug. 10 on charges of first degree home invasion, unlawful driving away an auto, fleeing and eluding, and resisting and obstructing a police officer. Hatton had been arrested on July 24 after leading several police agencies on a chase that began in Ionia County and ended in Barry County south of Woodbury. He was released Aug. 9 after receiving a personal recognizance bond from the 8th Circuit Court. At 11:56 p.m. on Aug. 9, Ionia County Central Dispatch received information about a reckless driver at the Pilot Travel Center, located on M-66 near Interstate 96. The vehicle, which had been driving recklessly, drove to I-96 where it traveled east. A deputy with the Ionia County Sher-

iff’s Office was able to locate the vehicle on -96 near Keefer Highway. The vehicle exited the expressway onto Kent Street and traveled south. The vehicle continued south until it turned into the Pearl Barr subdivision south of Portland in Danby Township. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle by activating his emergency lights. The vehicle began to accelerate and did not stop. After a short distance, the vehicle drove onto the yard of a residence. While the vehicle was still in motion the suspect exited the vehicle and fled on foot. The vehicle continued until it struck a tree causing it to stop. The deputy and an officer from the Portland Police Department set up a perimeter while a canine team with the Michigan State Police was requested. The trooper and his dog were able to locate Hatton in the back yard of a residence a short distance away from where the vehicle was left. During the investigation, officers learned the Buick had been stolen during the evening from a garage in the Lake Odessa area. Assisting the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office were the Portland Police Department, Michigan State Police, Ionia County Central Dispatch, and Keusch’s Super Service.


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Event part of 2011 Portland Riverfest celebration PORTLAND — The Portland Main Street program is holding a craft beer and wine-tasting event - “Wine the Walk” - on the Portland Boardwalk in conjunction with the annual Riverfest on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 4 to 10 p.m. “The Promotions and Marketing Committee sees the event as a unique opportunity to bring attention to the boardwalk and downtown Portland,” said Main Street Manager Patrick Reagan. “The boardwalk is a great community asset. Because it is located on the Grand River and the event is ‘Riverfest,’ the fit was obvious so the Promotions and Marketing committee decided to run with it.” The event will feature craft beer and wine tasting, as well as live music and a “Clothesline Art Show” by the Portland Community Arts Council from 4 to 10 p.m. “We’ll have some great Michigan-made beer and wine for people to enjoy,” said Reagan. “We’ll also have some great live music playing during the event, so we believe that this will make for a great time in down-

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door to create separate entrance and exit doors. Persons entering the courthouse would have to go through a scanner to detect metal objects. There wold also be an x-ray machine for any packages brought to the courthouse. Emergency management director Rick Norman, Circuit Court

town Portland.” The inaugural “Wine the Walk” event is sponsored by G&B Pool and Spa Supplies, Vollman Ford, Tom’s Food Center, Edward Jones Investments, Grider-Portland Insurance Agency, and Raffaeles’ Marketplace. “The 2011 Riverfest has a ton of great events and activities planned, each designed to highlight the rivers and everything that makes Portland a great place to live,” said Reagan. “The Riverfest Committee and Portland Main Street are excited for this event.” For more information on the 2011 Riverfest, please visit

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 or call the Portland Main Street offices at (517) 647-5027.

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Judge Suzanne HosethKreeger, and Sheriff Dwain Dennis were all present in support of the proposal. “This would protect the citizens as well as the employees during the daytime when there is activity in the building,” said Norman. Norman noted that additional work from the building and information technology departments would be needed before the security system was put in place.

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PORTLAND — The Economic Revitalization Committee of the Portland Main Street program - in conjunction with the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center (MI-SBTDC) - will be hosting yet another free workshop for current and potential business owners. “Fundamentals of Business Legal Issues” will be led by local lawyer Pat Duff, from the Law Offices of Duff, Chadwick, and Associates on Tuesday, Aug. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Portland City Hall. New or established small business owners will gain essential information regarding their legal obligations, when to seek legal counsel, and potential pitfalls. Topics to be discussed will include tax and liability issues, along with basic elements of a contract, collections, licenses, registrations, employment and property issues,

leasing and insurance. This seminar is designed to guide prospective and current business owners in setting up the organizational structure that will help protect them from unnecessary legal challenges. “The Portland Main Street program is proud to once again partner with the MISBTDC to bring quality, free business training to Portland-area businesses,” said Main Street Manager Patrick Reagan. “We are especially pleased because one of our local business owners, Pat Duff, is bringing his extensive knowledge to help both current business owners and entrepreneurs.” Portland Main Street has partnered with the MI-SBTDC to bring many other trainings to Portland in the past two years. Past workshops have included sessions

on business marketing, business financing, human resource training, and discussions on utilizing United States Small Business Administration programs “Our Economic Revitalization Committee has worked very hard to bring these seminars to Portland,” said Reagan. “Our goal is to help small businesses succeed and we feel that these trainings have been very beneficial to the past attendees.” Although the Aug. 16 presentation is free to the public, space is limited. To register and reserve your seat for this event online, go to the MI-SBTDC website at For more information or to register by phone, please call the MISBTDC offices at (517) 483-1921. The MI-SBTDC is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration. All MI-SBTDC programs or co-sponsored

programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made by the MI-SBTDC, if requested at least two weeks in advance. The goal of the Portland Main Street program is to actively revitalize Portland’s vibrant, charming, and unique downtown in to 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 our website at or call (517) 647-5027.

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— From Portland Main Street

POLICE REPORT This report was compiled from 17 entries in the log books of the Portland Police Department from Aug. 3-10. One accident 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.

Tuesday, Aug. 2 4:10 p.m.- report of suspicious persons riding bicycles and going door to door in the area of Grape Street and Detroit Street. The

officer located the subjects who were handling out construction fliers. One of the subjects was discovered to be wanted on a warrant out of Shiawassee County for being $60,599 behind on child support. That subject was arrested and transported to the Ionia County Jail. 8:34 p.m.- report of suspicious subjects on Ionia Road. Officers were unable to locate the subjects. 10:42 p.m.- assist to a subject on Quarterline who was locked out of a vehicle. 11:22 p.m.- report of a suspicious noise on Hill Street. Officers were unable to locate the noise.

Wednesday, Aug. 3 9:35 a.m.- assist to the Michigan State Police on a report of a motorcyclist down on Interstate 96 near the Kent Street exit. 10:42 p.m.- assist to a subject on Grand River Avenue who was locked out of a vehicle.

County Jail to pick up a subject wanted on a local warrant. The subject was transported to the Ionia County Jail. 4:56 p.m.- assist to the Michigan State Police on a report of a subject brandishing a firearm at the

Saturday, Aug. 6 11:55 a.m.- report of an activated alarm at a building on Oak

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Thursday, Aug. 4 12:10 a.m.- report of a private property accident on Grand River Avenue. 1 a.m.- during a traffic stop at Lyons Street and Cross Street a motorist was cited for not having vehicle insurance. The vehicle was impounded.


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Here are the current and upcoming events at the Portland Area Services Group. MONDAY • Food Bank - 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. • Set Back starting at 12:30 p.m. • Bingo - doors open at 5 p.m. and early birds start at 6 p.m. It is all paper. We offer a light supper. Smoke free. TUESDAY • Monthly commodities may be picked up after 1 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Quarterly commodities may be picked up after 1 p.m. on the third

Tuesday of February, May, August and November. • Weekly Euchre individual — no partner required - 1 p.m.; must sign up, please call early. (Smoke free.) • Lunch at noon, $3 suggested donation. You must sign up in advance. • Our monthly board meeting is on the fourth Tuesday of each month. The public is welcome to attend. • Miracle Ear will be at the center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. WEDNESDAY • Will be playing “65” around 1 p.m. THURSDAY • Weekly Euchre individual — no partner required - 1 p.m.; must sign

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up, please 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. ***

Laurels of Kent Lowell will be at the center on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 1 p.m. There will be free bingo. *** The center holds a euchre tournament at the Portland VFW Post on Bridge Street on Saturday, Aug. 20. The cost is $15 per person and it is partner play. Registration begins at noon with the tournament starting at 1 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

*** Below is the meal schedule for the week of Aug. 14. Suggested donation is $3. Must sign up in advance at the senior center. (Menu subject to change.) Tuesday, Aug. 16: Baked ham, scalloped potatoes, peas and carrots, dinner roll, orange. Thursday, Aug. 18: Salisbury steak, whipped potatoes, dill carrots, fresh baked roll, apricots. *** 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. You do not need to be a senior citizen to enjoy the center’s meals or activities. The senior center is also available to rent for parties or family gatherings. For more information about rental of the center facility or the center’s activities please call (517) 647-4004.

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Thank You The Family of Carolyn Wirth cannot put into words how deeply we were touched by your outpouring of love and support. We greatly appreciated the visits, the food, the hundreds of cards, the Hail Mary's, the flowers and gifts and all your kindness shown to all of us during her illness and after her passing.

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Hunter safety class offered LYONS TWP. — A two-day hunter safety class will be held Friday, Aug. 19, and Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Oak Hill Gun Club, 1900 Pline Road, Lyons. There is no pre-registration for this course as it is first come, first serve. Registration runs from 5 to 6 p.m. and class sizes are limited. The cost is $10 per student. The sessions take from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20. Anyone born in 1960 or after is required to have a hunter’s safety certificate after

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PORTLAND — Portland High School has qualified for postseason play in football for the past eight seasons, but may face the toughest road in recent memory to keep that streak alive. The Raiders’ schedule includes three teams who won nine or more games in 2010, two of them in their own league, the CAAC White. Williamston advanced to the Division 5 state championship game, Lansing Cath-


ing several key players. Novara said that the potential pitfalls on the way to conference glory don’t stop there. “All three of the teams are going to be really solid,” he said. “Lakewood looks pretty good, I know that their kids who are seniors now played our seniors in a really close ballgame, Perry’s got a new, proven coach and Corunna’s got a really good younger class. There will be no nights off, we’re going to have to be ready to play.” The strength of the Raiders’ non-league schedule is somewhat deceiving. DeWitt also lost a lot of players from last year’s 11-2 team, but the Panthers have had double-digit wins in eight of their last 10 seasons.

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said. “We have some returning offensive and defensive linemen, We have four players who go 275 (pounds) or above, and they’re all good football players.” All that adds up to what could be a bruising, formidable Raider running attack. “I think we’re back to a grind-it-out kind of team,” Novara said. “We threw the ball for over 1,000 yards the last two years, but I think that we’re going to go a little bit more conservative and run the ball a little bit more and use our size advantage.”


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game.” Novara said that the strength of his team this year will be a big, experienced line and a potentially explosive running back. Starters Preston Scheurer, Brody Barr and JJ Bates will return to anchor the Raiders in the trenches and Caleb Pung will look to bounce back from injury to join them. Michael Adams will be a key contributor on both sides of the ball, as a tight end and defensive end, and running back Andrew Barr showed 4.4 speed in the 40 this summer. “We have some size,” he


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olic was unbeaten in the regular season before falling to the Hornets in their first-round playoff game and DeWitt came up one game short of playing for the state title in Division 3. Still, Portland head coach John Novara is confident that his team can have a successful 2011 campaign. “We should compete for the league title and be back in the playoffs again,” Novara said. “We have that expectation every year.” The league looks to be a three-way dogfight again this season. Although Williamston lost the bulk of last year’s state runner-up team to graduation, their program, like Portland’s, is built to contend every year. Lansing Catholic may be the early favorite, return-


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Tutor training offered — The Ionia County Literacy Council will be offering a 12-hour tutor training over a fourday period in September in preparation for new partnerships. The literacy council, along with the Montcalm Area Reading Council, is partnering with Montcalm Community College (MCC) to provide free tutoring to those students taking remedial reading classes at the college. Remedial reading classes are targeted to those students who read below the seventh-grade level. The free 12-hour tutor training will be held over a four-day period, on Sept. 6, 8, 13 and 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Ionia Michigan Works building, which is located at 307 W. Adams St. in Ionia. Potential tutors should plan to attend all four sessions. Registration for the training is requested by Aug. 31, since seating is limited. College students taking remedial reading classes is not just a concern at MCC. Recent data suggest that IONIA

as many as 40 percent of all students entering postsecondary education will require at least one remedial course. At community colleges, upwards of 60 percent of all new entering students require remedial instruction. (2010-2011 Briefing Paper, National Governor’s Association Chair’s Initiative) High participation rates in remedial education translate into high costs for students and postsecondary institutions. An analysis done by Strong American Schools estimated that remedial education costs states and students up to $2.3 billion annually. “By providing free tutoring to those MCC students, precious dollars, including Pell Grant money, won’t be spent on remediation classes and can be used for college courses instead,” stated Ionia County Lit-

eracy Council Executive Director Gayle Thompson. The literacy council is also preparing a new smallscale, family-literacy program with local libraries, and will need tutors for that program. “Family literacy is a family-centered literacy program, and in this instance our tutors will work with parents who struggle with reading by including their young children,” said Thompson. Letters outlining the family literacy program were sent to seven libraries in Ionia County. Positive responses were received from Belding, Portland, and Ionia libraries. All agreed that it was a much needed program and were excited to be able to be a part of it. To learn more about the tutor training, or about the Portland Age 94, passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2011. services of the Ionia County Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Literacy Council, call (616) Arrangements entrusted to Schruaben-Lehman Funeral 527-1360, extension 116. Home, Portland.

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There will be stories, activities and pizza. We will end the party with a movie (TBA). American Girl visits the library On your next visit to the library be sure to check out the American Girl collection in the display case downstairs. Zoe Slisher, a fifth grader at Westwood Elementary, has generously loaned the library her collection of American Girl dolls and accessories. After you look, check out some of the American Girl books in our children’s area.

Diffin Jesse and Mary of Lansing announce the birth of their son Travis Dean. He was born July 7 at Ingham Regional Medical Center and weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces. Grandparents are Jim and Germaine Thelen and Kim and LuAnn Diffin.

Fox Aaron Fox and Heather Stowe-Fox of Portland announce the birth of their son Lathan Fisher He was born July 24 at Ingham Regional Medical Center and weighed 8 pounds 8 ounces. Cherishing the Special Moments in Life!

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Lane Ronald Hartwick II Stanton Age 34, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2011. Lane was born on August 4, 1976, the son of Lane Hartwick and Judy Ellsworth. Lane was a graduate of Central Montcalm, class of 1994. He enjoyed riding and building Harley Davidson Motorcy cles. He loved playing the guitar and singing with his band. He also loved spending time with family and friends. Lane was a very kind and gentle hearted man. He was preceded in death by his nephew, Gabriel Lane Hartwick, grandparents, Melvin (Jeanette) Hartwick, Pete Hall and his cousin D.J. McNutt. Surviving are his parents, Lane (Bonnie) Hartwick and Judy (Ron Borring) Ellsworth; siblings, Nicholas (Angela) Hartwick, Toby (Dana) Hartwick, Tyler Hartwick, Annette (Doug) Schmitt and Jesse Ellsworth; girlfriend, Mary Kohn; step-parents, Joe (Jeanette) Ellsworth; grandparents, Joann Crooks, Rosaleen Hall and Dorothea Ellsworth; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many many friends. The Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, August 12, 2011 at the Grand Ledge Church of the Nazarene. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service begins. In lieu of flowers, memorial contri butions may be made to the family or to the Renuci Hospitality House. Arrangements are entrusted to the SchraubenLehman Funeral Homes, Portland. Online condolences may be made at

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PORTLAND Huge Multi Fam- HOLT- 2400 & 2410 TIFFANY. Aug. 8 1 & 19, 8-5. Furniily. 9105 Barnes Rd. (betw. ture, paintings, carpet Maynard & Divine). Thur & remnants, video games, Fri Aug 18-19, 9-5. Wood CDs, old records, books, bunkbed, pedestal sink, toys, children & adult kids bikes, carseats, clothes, & household items strollers, books, antiques, boys/girls clothes infant-6, toys, Xbox games, much HUGE GARAGE SALE Fri. & more. Sat. Aug. 19-20, 8-6pm. 2043 Hamilton, off Holt Rd. Holt. Back to school teen girls clothing med-XL, shoes, knicknacks, household, 100s of books, teaching supplies, way too BARN SALE, ST. JOHNS much stuff. 1823 E. Jason Rd. 3/4 mi. E. of Old 27. 10-5 Fri., Sat. & LARGE 4 FAMILY GARAGE Sun. Furniture, bikes for SALE Household items & 3 parts, & lots of stuff. vans. Some hunting stuff. 13925 Turner, DeWitt. Aug. CHARLOTTE Aug 19-20, 9am 18 & 19, 9am-4pm. -4. 515 S. Perkey Rd. 1/2 mi. S. of Island Hwy. or 1/2 MASON 1065 KILLDEER Dr. mi. N. of E. M-50. (off Every Rd, S of ColumWildflower Cottage. Some bia) SAT 13th & SUN 14th, items 10% off. Antiques, 9-2pm. Packed barn of garden decor, country decmother’s estate. Lots of orating items, etc. everything! Housewares, collectibles, flower arDELTA TWP. Fri. 8/19, 9-5. rangements, clothes & etc. 1805 Canyon Trail, Lansing (bet. Waverly/Elmwood). MASON/1 DAY Neighb orFurn., leath. loveseat, TV hood Garage Sales. Sat. stand, coffeetable, portaAug. 20, 9-4pm. Dressers, ble wheel chair, antique metal bunk bed, crib, of phones, lots of clothing. fice desk, outdoor items, Much more! much more. Near Cedar St/Howell Rd. to Josephine Lane & Joan Dr. EAGLE- 12090 W. Herbison Rd. FRI 19th & SAT 20th 94pm. Nice variety includ- MASON- 751 E. MAPLE. Aug. ing children’s and house18, 19 & 20, 9-5. Lawn hold items, furniture a edger, air purifier, housesmoker and more. wares, linens, clothing, Great prices! childs bike, toys, antique glassware, furniture, & misc. GARAGE SALE womens lg. 4-6X clothes, lots of kitchen items, elect. wheelchair MOVING GARAGE SALE & elect. cart, books. 450 4765 Applecroft Ln., Holt. Shoesmith Rd., Haslett. Aug. 19-20, 9-6. 42 yrs of (corner of Shoeman) Aug. accummulation. Some fur 18-20, Thurs. & Fri. 9amniture, & lots of misc. 6pm, Sat. 9-3 pm. MOVING SALE Tools, sporting goods, lots of odds & GRAND LEDGE 6197 & 6233 ends. 8881 Jason Rd., N. River Hwy. Sat. Aug. 20, Laingsburg. Sat. Aug. 20, 9-6pm. Bedding, Christmas 9am-2pm. lights, curio, porcelain dolls, kitch. items, dressOKEMOS Meridian Senior ing table, iceskates, campCenter’s Annual Rummage ing stoves, cot, tent, tree Sale, Fri., Aug. 19, 8:30stand, meat grinder, port. 5:30. Located inside Chipice shanty, wood stove, pewa Middle School at fish finder, reels, water Okemos Rd. & Kinawa Dr. skiis. Many new items! Senior Center Fundraiser. GRAND LEDGE- 715 W . MAIN ST. Aug. 19-20-21, 9am-?. Antique furniture, Coke machine, tv, bar stools, womens clothing, entertainment center, OKEMOS. More new quiltdesk, & lots of misc. ing fabric for sale. 8am-4 pm. Sat. Aug 13. Sold by HIDDEN TRAIL GIFT Shoppe the piece only. $3 per yard. 7037 N. Hartel (M-100) The Okemos Masonic CenHwy, Potterville 48876. ter, 2175 Hamilton Rd. next Huge Multi Family Barn/ to Douglas J salon. Yard Sale. Home decor, toys, clothing, shelving. In PORTLAND Olivia Estates. -store sale 30% off select 6783 Jennifer Lane. Multi items. Wed 17th - Sunday family sale. Furn., sports 21st, 9am-8pm. memorabilia, PSP game w/acc., children to adult HOLT- 1804 HOLLOWBROOK clothing, books & houseFri. Aug. 19, 9-3 & Sat. Aug. hold items. Fri. Aug. 19, 920, 9-12. Boys clothes 18 4. Sat. Aug. 20, 9-1. mos.-5T, patio furniture, toys, outside playhouse, ST JOHNS kids small bike w/training 613 S Morton. Aug. 19-20, wheels, furniture & kitchFri. 9-5, Sat. 9-3. 3 Family en stuff. Sale! Previous sales at 201 N. Ottawa. We have Email the Lansing Community womens clothes 2x, pursNewspapers 24/7 at: es, household items, end tables & lots of misc.

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TRASH & TREASURE An ex- ESTATE SALE AT 5 630 Riv citing sale you won’t want erside Dr., Lyons, MI. Aug. to miss. 100s of items on 18, 19 & 20, 9am-6pm. this list. Mens, womens, Many pieces of indoor fur childrens clothes, all sizes, niture, these include, beds, glassware, tupperware, dressers, kitchen tables electronics, toys, games, and chair sets, dining crafts, furniture, holiday room tables & chair sets LOST 14# 3 yr old male, deitems, lots of everything. with hutches, couches, clawed & friendly house Under the big top, the desks and more. Also redcat. Black & white tuxedo. prize is for you. wood outdoor furniture. Missing Sat 7/23, Hall St. 15542 Airport Rd., Fri., Sat. Antique pump organ, old area, Holt. 517-699-2020, & Sun. Aug. 19-21, 8-? sewing machines, dishes 517-256-0516 Reward! and other vintage items. Lots of woodworking VARIETY OF KIDS clothes, equip. along with other bunkbed, futon, couch, lots power and hand tools. of household items. Power washer, generator, 6818 Maynard Rd., Portlawn roller and small comland. Fri. Aug. 19, 8-?. pressor, post office slotted FISH FOR STOCKING: Most cabinets, pool equip., varieties. Ponds & Lakes. WAVERLY- 310 ALGER, 1 televisions and some fire Laggis’ Fish Farm.269-628b lk., E. of Michigan Ave. & arms. Many more misc. 2056Days269-624-6215Eves Rosemary Ave., AUG. 18, items. Rain or shine, ev 19, 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Toys, erything in enclosed build furn., household goods. ings. No prior sales. MANY girls toddler items and more!!

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DOBERMAN PUPS Black GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPAMERICAN ESKIMO PUP- BOSTON TERRIER PUPPIES puppies. 1st PIES purebred, parents on MALTI-POO female $350, Black male 1wks & 6 mos, shots, All PIES Minis & Toys, shots & shots & wormed, females. site, shots, wormed, $250. $300. Fawn female $500. males 2@ 1 wks 1 @ 6 wormed, $150-$300. Call 1 weeks. $275. 810-397-9060. Ready 8/13. 616-225-2241 mos. $350. (517)543-6463 517-543-2119. Call 51 7 -526-1 6 1 3 tondaworden@sbcglobal.n et ENGLISH/AMERICAN MIX GOLDEN DOODLE PUPPIES AUSSIE DOODLE PUPPIES, $250-$550. Vet checked, bulldog female 1 yr old, 10 wks, black w/white, shots, wormed. 989-763- MINIATURE BULLDOG f ewhite in color, housebroke, male, 17 mos., fawn shots, wormed, tails, BRITTANY PUPS AKC, born 7202 $300/obo. 517-899-7066. w/black mask, exc. family 6/26/11, males & females, claws. $350. 616 836-2178. SCHNAUZERSdog. $400. Free obedience MINI $400 ea. Adorable pets & ENGLISH SPRINGER HIMALAYAN RAGDOLL KITRESCUES AKC registered training. 517-712-8066. hunting. 517-851-7561. AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD TENS $50 each. No shots, SPANIELS liver and white, sisters. Their pups are GREY/BL/WHT,*NO worming or papers. Call 4 weeks old, AKC Regisall adopted now it’s their T a i l * ( 5 1 7 ) 4 2 0 - 2 1 8 8 COCKER SPANIEL PUPPIES! 517-316-7429. tered, pure bred, vet turn for a happy home. Good colors. checked, $250. (616)761Beautiful soft steely gray $300 & up. 3403 (616)902-3964 JACK RUSSELL PUPS UKC, and black coats. Affec Karen 989-426-3866 shots, wormed. 13wks. tionate deserving girls. BASSET HOUND PUPPIES Reasonable price. Spayed and vetted. tri-colored, 1st shots, 269-998-0925. $150.00. (517)526-3510 wormed, AKC reg. $350. CORGI PUPS (Pembroke) Vet checked, $250-$300. Call 517-543-5280 KITS/CATS; LOVABLE RESCall 517-784-5225, 517-392CUES; all ages; many de0608, Jackson. BEAGLE PUPPIES 6 wks old, OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOG clawed; www.trinityacres 15’’, tri-colored, $100 ea. puppies. Beautiful, lightly rescue; inCUTE YORKIE PUPPIES 1 feCall 810-686-1020. shedding family dogs. 6 cludes neuter/shots $45male, 3 males, dewclaws & weeks old, Dew claws re$135. (517)410-0074 tails done, shots. $600moved, tails docked, BICHON FRISE PUPPIES 7 $700. 517-667-0617. pure bred, 1st shots, wonweeks old,Two males & FRENCH BULL DOG M i x LAB PUPPIES AKC Yellow & derful personalities, one female shots, wormed, Dewormed, Shots, CUTE black females, wormed, & raised with lots of love! $490.00 south DACHSHUND Males $250. $250/up 810-895-4450 1st shots. Dew claws reSome puppies with blue Lansing/Holt.Call between females $300. Shih Tzus, moved. $350. 517-331-3901 eyes. $500.00 (989)640noon & 1:00pm(517)819males $250. Pomeranian FRENCH BULLDOG PUPPIES MINIATURE RUSSELL 1500 5002.Or emales $250 females $400. 8 wks old, 1st shots, dew- SHAR-PEI PUPPIES, 6 SCHNAUZERS 1 2wk s, mail(sleepingbear568@aol All AKC puppies. Call 231ormed, vet checked, paweeks. 3 males, 1 female. Adopt a cuddly rescue .com) 924-5090. rents on site. 989-291-5028 $250. 517 852-9184. POCKET PIT PUPS puppy! Born Easter Day UKC reg. King pin, Gotti. 1 . M i n i a t u r e male 1 female, blue Schnauzer/Shihtzu/Jack w/blue eyes. $300. 517 Russell mixes. Under 763-7324. 15lbs.Vetted and potty training.Ready to join the POMERANIAN PUPPIES family!Only 5 left-2F,3M. AKC registered, 1st shots $200.00. (517)526-3510 & wormed. $275 & up. Cash only. 1-989-248-4124.


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FARM FRESH GREEN BRAND NEW! FORECLOSED CONDOS! beans, sweet corn, tomaSouthwest Florida Coast! 3 toes, pickles & other bedrooms, 2 baths, only veggies. Call 517-204-4827 $134,900! (orig priced over $325K) 5 minutes to downtown & Gulf! Call (877) 888-7601. WESTHIGHLAND TERRIER PIONEER POLE pups, AKC, 3 very adorable BUILDINGS-FREE socialized males, $650. 2ND CUTTING hay ESTIMATESavail., 989-846-0929. Licensed and insured-2x6 square bales, call 517-651Trusses-45 Year Warranty 5214 Galvalume Steel-19 ColorsYORKIE MALE PUPPY, 5 mo. Since 1976-#1 in Michigan, $250. And Yorkie stud for Call Today 1-800-292-0679. sale. Ph. 517-652-9287. WANTED!!! Kayak Pools is looking for demo YORKIE POM FEMALE, 3 homesites to display our mo., 6 pounds, all shots. 1996 JOHN DEERE 345 lawn tractor 54" cut 8 1 hp. maintenance-f ree Kayak Owner doesn’t have to Looks and runs great. pools. Save thousands of spend with her. $200. 517 $3000 or best offer. $$$ with our Year-End 541-1249, leave message. jef f andruth@cablespeed.c Clearance! Call Now! 800om (517)676-1054 3 1 5 - 2 9 2 5 kay Discount Code: 522L16. BOWLENS 16 HP garden tractor. 48" mower deck, Husky Met alRoof Dihydrostatic, cruise, 1 ownrect distributor of Edco ADORABLE BABY MINI er. $750/obo 989-723-2264 Arrowline Steel Shingles & DONKEYS & PYGMY Tile. Professional InstallaGOATS for sale. Great tion Available. Complete pets. Call 517-676-4702. DIY service. Contractors welcome. Onsite Standing ANGUS BULL PUREBRED No Seam Roll Forming. 1-800papers, 4 yrs old, $1400. C H E R R Y , MAPLE & O A K 380-2379 Call 517-676-1956. Seasoned firewood. Deliv AEI DISH NETWORK - pay ered & STACKED. 4’x8’x16" ing too much for TV? Call 517-651-5214. us to compare. Local Channels plus 60+ favor ites only $24.99. 250+ channels just $49.99. FREE ARAB & HALF ARAB liquidaHBO. FREE DVR. FREE HD. tion, moving out of state, FREE Installation and MSU bloodlines, $500- A AMISH LOG HEADBOARD equipment. Up to 6 TVs. $3000/best. 517-223-9239 Next day install. We’ll pay AND Queen Pillow Top you $50 CASH FOR SIGNMattress Set. Brand newING UP! Call local dealer never used, sell all for toll free 1-877-367-6988 $275. 989-923-1278 mention code MPCO011 A TEMPERPADIC/STYLE IF YOU USED THE ANTI MEMORY FOAM MATBIOTIC DRUG LEVAQUIN TRESS SET Queen, newand suffered a tendon rupnever used, as seen on TV, ture, you may be entitled with warranty. Cost to compensation. Call At$1,800, Sell $695. Can Detorney Charles Johnson 1liver 989-832-2401. 800-535-5727

ST. BERNARD PUPPIES Beautiful AKC! Champion bloodline, Vet ckd., parents on site. $700 989-875-4833



MINI DACHSHUND PUPPIES 2 males, born 5/17, family raised, shots & wormed. $300 cash. 517-482-5444.

FREE Estimates 393-0660 or 490-8696 Since 1988

Gutters Crushed Asphalt Driveways Installed, rolled and sealed. 80¢ sq. tf .

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POODLE TOY AKC A w e some dark chocolate, male, very small, $500. 517-726-0368, 517-231-9310

YORKIE TCUPS $650+ Yorkie-Poos & Malte-Poos TOY POODLES CKC, 1st shots, Males $300 each. Toys Noshed Shots $350+ 517-589-0257, 517 256-0351. VetCheckd 989.225.1367




Farm Equipment -Supplies

BN FARMALL TRACTOR Early 40’s, new manifold runs good, $1400/obo. 517-6634663 or 517-719-8448. WISCONSIN 4 CYLINDER air cooled engine, runs good, $900/best offer. 517-9838519

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Gold, Silver Jewelry DIAMOND SOLITAIRE ENGAGEMENT RING Almost 1 ct., appraised at $2,000, asking $1000. 517-484-1835

Travel Tours and Camping

MENS WEDDING BAND 3/4 carat 5 diamonds in center outlined in gold band. $2000 firm. 517-574-2666. MIS AUGUST RACE camping pass. Graves Farm campground. Includes electric, shower building, children’s playground. Opens Monday of race week. $300 or b/o. (517)622-4116. 4 PC queen size bed set, little use, $325. 26’’ TV, $25. TV stand, swivel, $25. Bath vanity 25’’ w/sink $25. Call 819-0839

Tree Removal Services Total Tree Care Since 1980

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Landscaping .715 322.4131 Trash removal Appliances, brush, carpet, wood, etc. Senior disc. Eavestrough Cleaning.

POODLE PUPPIES. 1ST shots & wormed. $300. Parents on site. No Sunday calls. 989-584-6192

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

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POMERANIAN PUPS Cute & Furry! 3 females, $150. 2 males, $100; 12 wks old. Ph. 517-887-2994.

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18 FT. GREAT WOOD HAULING trailer. $800 or best of fer. Ph. 517-645-2306 or 517-749-1206.

3 PIECE BIRD bath o f untain with pump. $250. 517 2144957. BACKYARD SHEDS & MORE 989-834-2028

MOVING MUST SELL, queen size bed, $100/bo. Washer/dryer, $400/bo for pair or will sell separate. Kitchen stove, elec., $100/bo, side by side ref. $125/bo. Small outside pond, $200/bo. 517 3936404. NILUS LECLERC LOOM 45’’ 4 harness, 6 peddle, warp rack, 2 shuttles & bobbin winder. $500. 517-521-4161. PAIR OF GENUINE Old Town Spoon Oars, excellent cond. Also numerous woodworking tools in good cond. 517-337-9538

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MUZZLELOADERS TC Black Diamond w/Bushnell 3x9x40; NEW Knight Black Shadow w/BSA 3x9x40; call 517-993-7034 $225 & 240 (517993-7034(517)708-8784

Wanted to Buy CASH PAID D iabet ic test strips. Area’s original, oldest buyer. Friendly & fair. 517-505-2726, 888-639-6179 CASH PAID FOR diabetic strips Up to $20 per 100. Call 517-292-0991

Sporting Goods SPORTSMANS GUN SHOW Sun. Aug. 28, 9am-3pm. Located at the Fowler Conservation Club. Buy, sell, trade. Guns, hunting, fish ing, archery & other sportsmens equipment. $2 adm. $20 per table rental. For info call 989-640-1008.

COMIC BOOKS Buying all old comics made before 1970. 270748-9364 after 3 p.m.

DIABETIC TEST STRIPS Needed CASH PAID same day. Local pickup. UP TO $20/100. 616-298-8556.

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326 BANBERRY SO U T H . 2100 S.F. CAPE cod, 350’ C A D G E W I T H FA R M S . 3 Pine River frontage (Brook bdrms., 2 baths, 90% reTrout stream). 10ac. mostmodeled & updated, all ly wooded, near Cadillac. new top end appliances in 4 bdrm, 2.5 bath. Pine Riv Aug. ’07. $55,000. Age reer Schools. $161,000. striction 54 & up. Open 231-829-3058 before 9pm. House Aug. 7 & 21, 1-4pm. 517-331-4238, if no answer call 517-371-101.

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Apartments Lansing Apartments For Rent AVENUE PLACE PORTLAND ST. JOHNS - POINT NORTH PARK PLACE - FOWLER 2 bdrm units available in all 3 locations, starting $400-$485 + dep. & utils. Pet Friendly. For summer move in specials call 517202-4778.

OLD TOWN 1228 N. Wash- 312 S. HATHAWAY Waverly ington. 1 bdrm., large of Schools - 2 bdrm., 1 bath fice 8 1/2x13, mini blinds, home. Hardwood floors. carpet, tile, hardwood, Garage, fenced yard, cenglasstop range, tral air. Patio, deck. WD washer/dryer hook-up. 1 $750/mo. + utilities + dep. block from River BoardPet negotiable. 989-682walk park. $575 plus util. & 8291. dep. 517 285-4489. 4419 S. PENNSYLVANIA ExPINEWOOD CLUB APTS. tra clean 1 bdrm for a nonLANSING smoker. G ood credit & 1 & 2 bdrms. Pet friendly. rental references. Safe Call for more information neighborhood, new fur 517-272-1000 or visit nace, well insulated. $545 mo. Call 517-371-4562. S. SIDE very

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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.

THREE BEDROOM homes for sale starting at $14,900, Sheds or Garage on site, Appliances included. Call Sunset Ridge/Sun Homes (888) 518-4382. EHO, WAC THREE & FOUR BEDROOM homes for sale starting at $14,900, Sheds or Garage on site, Appliances included. Call Sunset Ridge/Sun Homes (888) 518-4382. EHO, WAC

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Condominiums For Sale OPEN HOUSE Sat. & Sun. 10-4. 5525 W. St. Joe Hwy. Lansing betw.Waverly & Creyts. Pembrook Condos. Unit 3. 2 bdrm. garden lev el, 1 bath, freshly painted & carpeted. $36,500. Call 517-351-0217, 989-227-1243

Waterfront Homes LAKEFRONT 1994 HOME, 7 mi. n. of Perry on private all-sports lake. 2900 sq. ft., 4 b.r., 2.5 ba, vaulted ceiling, fireplace, 2 level walkout. Priced @ 2003 appraisal, VERY creative fi nancing, buyer must have excellent credit/net worth. 989 277 3793 LAKEFRONT 1994 HOME, 7 mi. n. of Perry on private all-sports lake. 2900 sq. ft., 4 b.r., 2.5 ba, vaulted ceiling, fireplace, 2 level walkout. Priced @ 2003 appraisal, VERY creative fi nancing, buyer must have excellent credit/net worth. 989 277 3793

Investment Property 2 RENTAL HOUSES F O R SALE - 1 Allegan & 1424 Williams St. fully occupied, can sell each house on a L.C. or outright. Excellent income opportunity! Call 517-719-4204 989-233-7063

Land For Sale BEAUTIFUL CLEARED LOT 2 1/2 acres, 174’ lakefront property. W. of St. Ignace. With buildings, good well & septic. Will sell for 50% or less than appraised val ue. 906-430-1074 or 1-800448-6285. Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at:

CADGEWITH FARMS Senior community, must be 55+. 3 bdrm., 2 bath home on foundation. Attached 3 seasons rm. & patio, attached 2.5 car garage. Recently reduced! $77,900. 517-455-7486.

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dryer on premise, heat paid. W. 420 Ottawa. $545. 517 896-2455 or 517 3222456

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FOR RENT 1 bdrm. downtown St. Johns 989 224DEWITT -2 BEDROOMS, 1 8053. BA, Yard, Balcony,A/C, nice area, quiet setting FRANDOR/CHESTER RD., (517)669-5625 MSU FREE HEAT-WATER! Spacious 1,010 sq. ft., 2 bdrm. Quiet, clean, lg. closets, laundry, carport. HASLETT Desirable neighborhood on $0 deposit bus route. $625. Large 2 bdrms. 517-641-7645 or 641-7788. from $495. Ph. 337-1133


UNTIL OCT 1ST on select models MUST SIGN LEASE BY AUGUST 20TH Homes starting at $749/month

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Lansing Area Apartments for Rent 1 & 2 Bedroom Starting at $425 Utilities Included (517) 372-6250

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

BRAND NEW! $899/mo.! 3 Bed/2 Bath Over 1,400 Sq. Ft. All Appliances, WD Central Air Pet Friendly Holt School District All credit considered & NO APPLICATION FEES Contact Sun Homes at Kensington Meadows TODAY! 1-888-235-6948 www.kensington EHO Offer Exp. 8-31-1

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

LANSING-HOLT Call us today! Lg. 2 bdrm., appliances, 517-694-8975 carpeting, all utilities paid conditions apply except electric. $545-$560 mo. Call 694-8988, 351 DIMONDALE 1983 MOBILE 9321, 333-1250. home 55+ community, 2 bdrms, 1 bath, enclosed sun porch, new furnace, PORTLAND: 1 BDRM. upper duplex, in town, cats ok. refrigerator, stove, W/D, $380/mo. + util., 1 mo. sec. dishwasher, new windows. dep., 517 526-4315 $6500/ best offer. 517-646HOLT- 2 story 2 bdrm. , full 6813. bsmt., gas heat & hot water, central air, washer S. LANSING : 826 Larned. dryer hookups, small pet Near Pennsylvania & 496. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ considered, nonsmokers Upstairs 1 bdrm, updatZ Z 0 HOLT 1 only. 517-468-3963 ed, $500/mo. + deposit, Z 3 bdrm., 2 bath $5,000 Z includes utilities. Non Little work needed. Z Z WAVERLY AREA smoker, no pets. 989Financing av a ilable. Z Z Duplexes 224-3532 or 989-640-1406 866-694-0821 Starting at $750. Z Z Pet friendly. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ For details 517-272-1000 or visit:

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BEECHFIELD Ef f iciency thru 2 bedroom, $325-$560. 2 CEMETERY LOTS, Utilities included. Taylor Eastlawn Memory GarRealty 517-272-1512. dens, Lot #52B spaces 1138 FARRAND, LANSING 3 3&4, located in the Garden bdrm., new carpet, wood of Prayers. Retail $4000, CARY APTS. S. LANSING. 1 & 2 bdrms., $470-$570 mo., floors both new, new apSale price $1400 each or heat, water, sewer & trash pliances, freshly updated. $2500 for both. Seller will included. 517-202-3964. Credit report & references pay transfer fees. Call Jim required. $735 + utilities. 517 881-9277 or email 517-974-7263. COLONIAL VILLAGE AREA: small 1 bdrm. 1203 EDWARD 2 bdrm., gaQuiet Area. No Smoking, MAUSOLEUM PLOT FOR rage, $695+ util. 1306 JerNo Pets. Call 517-485sale. Double Crypt inome, 4 bdrm., $800+ util. 4300 cludes opening and clos1315 Jerome remodeled lg. ing. Located at Deepdale 3 bdrm. apt. oak floor, Memorial Gardens. $725+ heat. All houses $2000/bo. Call 863 386- FREE HEAT & WATER. Auto have new vinyl windows. Owners/Waverly. Quiet 1971. No pets. Ph. 517-372-4504 desirable neighborhood. Lg. clean 1 & 2 bdrm. No 1557 ROOSEVELT pets. From $575. 517-7122 bdrm., lg living room, lg. 4915, 202-3234, 323-1153 kitchen, 1 1/2 car garage. $650+ util. 517-372-8129. REOTOWN LOFT 800 SF 1 bdrn, loft, wood floors, stainless applian- 200 ASTOR, NEAR Ingham ces, laundry, secured gaMedical. 2 bdrm, 1 bath, SEE SOURCEADS.COM rage parking. $850+ util. basement w/washer & OR CALL LCN TOLL FREE 517-482-8771 or 517-719dryer. $650 mo. 517-349877-475-SELL 5600. 9436.


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

HOLT AREA two 2 bdrm apts for rent. $600 per mo. for each. Call 517-749-8389 DANSVILLE SCHOOLS or 517-528-4583. 4 miles from I96, 8 miles 127, 30 minute commute Lansing, Jackson or Howell. 2 bdrm. country Old Orchard Apts. home 1 bath, small office, glass front porch, sec. dep. $800/mo. 517-231-1902.

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HOMES FOR RENT! 3 Bed/2 Bath Payments starting as low as $579 All Appliances Washer/Dryer Central Air Outside Storage Shed Pet Friendly Holt School District All Credit Considered! NO APPLICATION FEES Contact Sun Homes at Kensington Meadows 1-888-258-2412 www.kensington Offers Expire 8-31-1, EHO HOUSING DISCRIMINATION? Call The Fair Housing Center at: 1-877-979-FAIR. LANSING - 2-3 bdrm houses, 2 bdrm apts., 1-2 bdrm duplexes. $500-$675. Local owner cell 517-204-7420.

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Job ready in 3 weeks! qualified individuals for 1-877-649-9611. our field labor crew. Full MC time w/ benefits. Must 3 Bedroom/2 Bath have a clean driving reOver 1,600 Sq. Ft. cord and be drug free. Attached/Covered 10 x Construction exp. helpful. 27 Deck LANSING STATE Apply in person M-F 8 amAll Appliances, W/D, CenJOURNAL 4pm: 2362 Jolly Oak Rd, tral Air $$ EARN EXTRA $$ Okemos, MI 48864. No New Furnace, Many upEAST LANSING calls. EEO. grades, Pet Friendly, $550.00 to $650.00 PER Holt School District MONTH All Credit Considered HVAC LEAD TECH min 5 NO APPLICATION FEES! The Lansing State Jouryrs exp in comm/res Call Sun Homes at nal is accepting applicaservice. Comp pay/Benes. Kensington Meadows tions for an established TODAY! CLS Mechanical, Inc. city route in the East Lan1-888-262-1683 sing area. The delivery Ph 517-323-8412 www.kensington times average only 1 1/2 Fax 517-649-8681 hours daily and 2 1/2 email: EHO Exp. 8-31-1 hours Sunday between the hours of 3:00 am and 7:00 am. You must live in PAYMENTS STARTING AS the East Lansing area. If LOW AS $599! you would like more infor 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes mation, please contact avail. All Appliances, W/D, Karen Warner at 517-377Central Air, Pet Friendly DENTAL ASSISTANT 177or Bath/Haslett School District X- ray certified dental Reduced Security Deposits! assistant experienced in Contact Sun Homes at four handed dentistry Oak Island Village TODAY! needed for general 1-888-459-6843 practice in Saint Johns. Position is Full Time, 32EHO 40 hrs/ week. Must be dependable and committed to providing excellent care to our patient family. Mail resumes to 923 N. Oakland St., Saint Johns, MI 48879. LAND CONTRACT AIRLINES ARE HIRING— Holt Schools. 4468 BowTrain for high paying Avia line. 3 bdrm., 2.5 bath, 2nd tion Career. FAA approved fl. laundry, 2 car garage, program. Financial aid if $134,900. $10,000 down. 2 qualified—Job placement yr balloon. 517-290-4829 assistance. 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August 14, 2011

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Shop when you want! Visit for vehicles in the Lansing area. Audi Q5 2.0T PREMIUM 2011 ONLY $39,999 Nav System, Lthr, DVD, 6400mi., White 517-802-7071

$9,900 sunroof, new tires 517-420-8792

CHEVROLET 2002 S-10 EXT. CAB $4995 3rd door, auto, most options no rust Excellent condition 989-640-7932 TRAILBLAZER ’02 $4500 LTZ, loaded, sunroof, high mi., runs great. Blue/silv. Good condition 517-202-0872

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GMC SONOMA SLS EXTENDED CAB 2003 $5,500 2.2L 4 cyl, 2WD Auto, very good 91000mi., Red 517-526-1040 JIMMY SLT 1998 6 cyl,1 owner, leather,

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AUTO TRIVIA • In 1997, the town of Eslov, Sweden, attached radio transmitters to their 50-kmh (30-mph) traffic signs that electronically activates the speed limiter installed in most modern-day vehicles. • The once-popular “cats eye” reflecting glass road markers were originally developed by British inventor Percy Shaw back in 1933.

$2000 reliable.

Mercedes Benz E-CLASS E320 2001 Nice! V6 cyl, Nav System,

NINETY EIGHT REGENCY 1992 $7450/OBO 10K orig. mi., Fla. car, garaged, mint, collect or drive, white/gray cloth, serious inquiries 517-488-5938

GRAND PRIX 2008 6 cyl, Pwr Seat/Windows/Locks,

Mini Vans HANDICAP VANS USED, BOUGHT & SOLD Mini & full size 5751 S. Cedar - Call Dale 517-882-7299 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT 2005 Passenger, 59,000 mi., Stow & Go Good cond.


DODGE GRAND CARAVAN 2001 6 cyl, 173662mi., White



CHEVROLET EXPRESS 2500 2000 104580mi., White Bid deadline Aug. 31

$2,500 MIN. BID



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$10,000 517-575-5008

$5450 139,800 mi. 517-410-1821

Trucks CHEVROLET PICKUP 1979 8 cyl, Cass, PS, 87600mi., Blue.

Automobiles Wanted






CHEVY TRAILBLAZER EXT LT 2003 Leather, 4WD, low miles, loaded. Excellent Condition


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 A1 - CASH FOR JUNK CARS TRUCKS, VANS. 810-288-7423

$3,000/OBO 517-676-1054

JUNK CARS, TRUCKS & VANS WANTED Free pick up. 7 days. 517 393-8000.


DRAWING BOARD 2012 SKYACTIV Mazda3: Mazda’s popular sedan and hatchback models will offer the automaker’s SKYACTIV technology that promises added performance plus enhanced fuel economy. The new 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine features direct-injection technology whereby fuel is sprayed into the combustion chamber (instead of into the intake manifold). It’s connected to a new six-speed manual transmission, or optional six-speed automatic. The standard engine carries on with five-speed transmissions. SKYACTIVE includes better steering, a stiffer platform and aerodynamic improvements. A SKYACTIV turbo-diesel is also coming.

Those big wheels and tires sure do look great, but something you might not have considered when you bought your new vehicle is the replacement cost of the tires. For example, just how much does a pair (or four) 20-inch tires run for a Dodge pickup? How about high-performance 19-inch tires on an Audi S5? Just for fun, call your local tire shop and see what you’re in for. Once you’ve picked up your jaw off the countertop, you’ll realize that tire maintenance is crucial to squeezing every mile you can out of them. The usual precautions apply more than ever (go easy on the brakes and gas) and be certain to rotate your tires (and the full-size spare if you have one) and make sure the pressure is right on the money (carry a tire gauge in the vehicle). The bill won’t be any smaller when it comes time for replacements, but, with some care, you won’t need them as often.. If you have a tip, visit www. and use the “contact” form.

$6,500 10 cyl, Black, , 517-449-8776


Sport Utility Vehicles

COROLLA CE, 2002 auto, CD, cruise, auto Excellent condition

$3,350 132K mi. 517-627-5218

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


CHEVY TRAILBLAZER SS 2006 86k mi. Excellent cond.

S-10 BLAZER LS 1999 2 dr., 4WD, loaded, CD player,

$11,000 AC., CD, Silver 517-349-7765

SATURN WAGON 1999 Needs engine work, still runs Body in great shape



FORD F250 XLT, 2002 170,500 mi. Crew Cab Super Duty cargo box,rear seat


$8,300 Lthr 97300mi., Green 517-420-3800

COOPER S 2005 $13,900 4 cyl, Premium Sound 80500mi., Green, 517-927-5004

Ford MUSTANG 1968 CONV, 8 cyl, 100K mi, Green, 3spd.

HONDA CIVIC ’98 5 speed manual, new exhaust/tires, 517-285-4882

ACCORD LX 2005 $9,900 4 cyl, Premium Sound, 45000mi., Silver 913-738-4461

Chevrolet CHEVY TAHOE 2003 All avilable options, leather, Excellent condition



1961 Chevrolet Bel Air sedan, sold, $33,500: Most two-door Chevy “post” coupes aren’t normally popular with collectors, who much prefer hardtop models (referred to as a bubble tops for their curved rear glass). However, this car was previously owned by NASCAR race team owner Rick Hendrick and has been expertly rebuilt. It features a 409-cubic-inch V8, four-speed manual transmission, dual exhaust and Torque Thrust-brand wheels. Given its lineage and condition, the car represents a great deal for the winning bidder. Visit

TOP GEAR Powermax30 plasma cutter, about $1,200, Hypertherm Inc., This piece of garage gear can zip through one-quarter-inch thick steel plate at a rate of 33 inches per minute and is rated to cut metal up to 3/8inch thick. For working on the project vehicle, metal sculpting or even working on the job site, the 20pound Powermax30 is ideal. The 30 amp unit can actually run on household current or 230 volts. A plasma cutter doesn’t overheat surrounding metal, which means you can cut thin gauge sheetmetal with minimal or even no heat distortion.

LANSING HOME N eat & clean, new paint, 3 bdrm. Call Terry 517-641-7271 or Tom 517-214-7648.

MASON 2553 Rolfe Rd 2 bedroom, 1 bath, full base ment, 2 story, 162 sq-ft, 2 car attached garage. $650. 517-57-2668 517-622-6059 or www.sundancefamilyhomecenter. com

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CABINS FOR RENT IN 0 1 8 BRIDGE ST. Dimondale, CANADA-Walleyes, Perch, Mi. 500 Sq. Ft. Commercial Northerns, Birds, Wildlife, Building,Central Air $600 Pristine Nature. Boats, MoMonth Plus Utilities tors, Gas Included. Call (517)646-8887 48821 Hugh at 800-426-2550 for free brochure. MM

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Eight Ninety and 44/100 Dollars ($74,890.44) including interest at 6.375% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby 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 North Plains, Ionia County, Michigan, and are described as: Lot(s) 132 and North 50 feet of Lot 131, also Lot 133 except the North 33 feet thereof, Supervisor Estep’s Plat of Matherton, according 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

FORECLOSURE NOTICE RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES, P.C. MAY BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Mortgage Sale - Default has been made in the conditions of a certain mortgage made by Kevin B. Gardner, An Unmarried Man to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. dba America‘s Wholesale Lender, Mortgagee, dated July 16, 2007, and recorded on July 18, 2007, in Liber 604, Page 421, Ionia County Records, said mortgage was assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP by an Assignment of Mortgage dated June 24, 2011 and recorded July 06, 2011 in Liber 620, Page 7152, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Forty-Nine Thousand Eight Hundred Forty and 16/100 ($149,840.16) including interest at the rate of 6.87500% 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 PRO-940156 sold or some part of them 7/24, 31, 8/7, 14/2011 are situated, at 10:00 AM on September15, 2011 Said premises are situated in the City of Portland, Ionia Coun- THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLty, Michigan, and are descriLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO bed as: LOT 15, EXCEPT THE COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INNORTHERLY 45 FEET OF FORMATION WE OBTAIN JAMES NEWMAN ADDITION WILL BE USED FOR THAT TO THE VILLAGE (NOW PURPOSE. PLEASE CONCITY) OF PORTLAND, IONIA TACT OUR OFFICE AT THE COUNTY, MICHIGAN, ACNUMBER BELOW IF YOU CORDING TO THE RECORDARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY ED PLAT THEREOF. ComDUTY OR IF YOU ARE IN monly known as: 607 E BANKRUPTCY. BRIDGE STREET The reMORTGAGE SALE - Default demption period shall be has e b en made in the con6.00 months from the date ditions of a mortgage of such sale, unless determade by Alecia S. mined abandoned in accordKammers, a single woman, ance with MCL 600.3241a, in to National City Mortgage which case the redemption a division of National City period shall be 30 days from Bank of Indiana, the date of such sale, or 15 Mortgagee, dated July 14, days after statutory notice, 2006 and recorded July 28, whichever is later. Dated: 2006 in Liber 597, Page August 14, 2011 Randall S. 8721, Ionia County ReMiller & Associates, P.C. Atcords, Michigan. Said torneys for BANK OF AMERImortgage is now held by CA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY Residential Credit SoluMERGER TO BAC HOME tions, Inc by assignment. LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA There is claimed to be due COUNTRYWIDE HOME at the date hereof the sum LOANS SERVICING LP 43252 of One Hundred TwentyWoodward Avenue, Suite Eight Thousand Seven 180 Bloomfield Hills, MI Hundred Eighty-Seven and 48302 (248) 335-9200 Case 73/100 Dollars No. 1MI01669-1 ($128,787.73) including inPRO-945494 terest at 8.26% per annum. 8/14, 8/21, 8/28, 9/4, 2011 Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and proTHIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLvided, notice is hereby giv LECTOR ATTEMPTING TO en that said mortgage will COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INbe foreclosed by a sale of FORMATION WE OBTAIN the mortgaged premises, WILL BE USED FOR THAT or some part of them, at PURPOSE. PLEASE CONpublic vendue at the South TACT OUR OFFICE AT THE entrance to the Ionia NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE County Circuit Courthouse IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY Building in Ionia, Michigan OR IF YOU ARE IN BANKat 10:00 a.m. on SEPTEMRUPTCY. BER 1, 2011. MORTGAGE SALE - Default Said premises are located has been made in the conin the Township of Orditions of a mortgage leans, Ionia County, Michimade by Dorothy L. gan, and are described as: Silvernail, an unmarried Commencing at the Southwoman, to Mortgage Elecwest corner of the Northtronic Registration Sys west corner of the Northtems, Inc., Mortgagee, datwest 1/4; thence North 170 ed October 31, 2006 and feet; thence East 210 feet; recorded November 9, thence South 170 feet; 2006 in Liber 599, Page thence West 210 feet to 8644, Ionia County Rethe point of beginning all cords, Michigan. Said in Section 29, Town 8 mortgage is now held by North, Range 7 West. Bank of America N.A., sucThe redemption period cessor by merger to BAC shall be 6 months from the Home Loans Servicing, L.P. date of such sale, unless fka Countrywide Home determined abandoned in Loans Servicing, L.P. by asaccordance with MCLA signment. There is claimed §600.3241a, in which case to be due at the date herethe redemption period of the sum of Seventy-Four shall be 30 days from the Thousand Eight Hundred

Legals days 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




(Notice of Conditions of the Bid and Sale of Property) PEWAMO-WESTPHALIA COMMUNITY SCHOOLS Clinton and Ionia Counties, Michigan Sealed bids will be accepted by the Board of Education of PewamoWestphalia Community Schools (hereafter known as the “District”) for the sale of real property commonly known as “Westphalia Elementary School” located at 1 School Street in the Village of Westpha lia, Clinton County, Michigan (hereafter known as the “Property”). The conditions of the bid are: 1. Bids must be received for the Property on or before 4:00 p.m., Friday, August 19, 2011, at the office of Jason Mellema, Superintendent of Schools, 5101 Clintonia Road, Westphalia, Michigan 48894, Telephone Number: (989) 587-5100, at which time the bids will be opened and read aloud. 2. A certified or cashier’s check in the amount of Two Hundred Fifty and 00/100 Dollars ($250) shall accompany each bid and shall be for feited if a bid is accepted and the bidder fails to execute the Purchase Agreement or close the transaction (unless due to default of Pewamo-Westphalia Community Schools pursuant to the Purchase Agreement). The deposit amount will be credited to the purchase price at closing of the sale of the Property to the successful bidder. The deposit amount will be returned to all other bidders within ten (10) days from the date that the District has accepted a bid for a Property or has rejected all bids. 3. The Purchase Agreement, legal description, title commitment, and other documents related to the Property can be obtained at the of fice of Jason Mellema, Superintendent of Schools, during regular business hours. All other inquiries should be directed to Jason Mellema. 4. An informational meeting, including walk-through inspection of the Property is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 15th, 2011. The informational meeting will take place at the Property. 5. The Board of Education expressly reserves the right (a) to reject any or all bids, (b) to negotiate with any or all bidders, and (c) to accept the bids, which the Board of Education, at its sole discretion, determines best serve the interests of the District. The conditions of the sale are: A. The Property will be sold “as is” and other than a warranty of title, the District expressly disclaims any warranties with regard to the Property. B. The Purchaser shall sign the Purchase Agreement within five (5) days from the date that the Board of Education accepts the Purchaser’s successful bid. C. Following conveyance of a Property to Purchaser, the District shall have no liability or exposure with respect to any environmental remediation required on the property or with respect to claims of third parties arising out of or based upon exposure, subsequent to such conveyance, to hazardous substances or other conditions known or unknown which may be in or about a Property. At closing, the Purchaser shall enter into a an agreement with the District wherein the Purchaser shall indemnify and hold harmless the District from all liability arising out of any hazardous substances located on the Property. D. The closing shall occur, at the Board’s discretion, within thirty (30) days from the date that the Board of Education accepts the Purchaser’s successful bid. E. The Board of Education will review all bids on or before its meeting on September 19, 2011, and then award or reject the bids at this meeting.

August 14, 2011

Homes For Rent

PORTLAND MOBILE HOME motor, electric trolling mofor Rent or Rent w/option ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz~!@#$%^&*()_+`1234567890-=,./?;’:”[]\{}| tor with battery, PRO-940152 to buy. $1200/obo. 517-243-5766.

NICE QUIET AREA 1710 INVERNESS 3 b drms., 1 1/2 baths, fenced in yard, $875 mo. + deposit & utilities. Call 517-749-3535.

PORTLAND 3 bdrm. 1 bath, full bsmt., 2.5 car att’d garage, cent. air, appliances incl. $775/mo. No pets. 517647-2242 or 517-994-8031. Available now. PORTLAND-VERY Nice 2 BR. country home. W/D, $675mo. + util. Need references. 517-647-4648.


St. Johns!-only $561/mo* Rent to Own! Prime Location! 1,280 sq.ft.~ 3 bed/2bath with a Deck! #130 *For Details Call The Meadows (989)224-7707 WAVERLY 2 bdrm., appliances, new windows, garage. Safe, quiet. Large private park. No pets or smoking. $595. Call 517-484-8220

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2800 SUZUKI INTRUDER, UNDER 1000 actual miles. HOUSE LOCATED IN DownExc. cond. $3000. 517 316town E. Lansing. Wanted, 3877 or 810 240-4099. two non drinking roommates to share a 4 bedMOTORCYCLE room house with two other 2007 Honda, low mi., windpeople. Rent is around shield, saddlebags, $4500. $595 a month. Location is Call 517-267-0618 as close as you can get to MSU without living on campus. 4 bedrooms, 1 BA, Yard, Washer/Dryer in unit, High Speed Internet, Hardwood Floors, Eat in Kitchen or Dining Room, Dishwasher, Balcony, 2005 GEORGETOWN XL 37’, Class A, gas, 3 slides, W/D, Deck, Patio or Porch, auto satellite, 7000 mi., ( 5 1 7 ) 6 1 4 - 1 8 2 8 must sell due to health. casey $75,000. 517-521-4161. 48823

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NOTICE OF MODIFICATION OPPORTUNITY Borrower(s): Rebecka Helmes Robert Helmes Property Address: 341 E. Fargo ST, Ionia, MI 48846 Pursuant to MCLA 600.3205a please be advised of the following: You have a right to request a meeting with the mortgage holder or mortgage servicer. The name of the firm designated as the representative of the mortgage servicer is: Randall S. Miller & Associates, P.C. and designee can be contacted at the address and phone number below. You may contact a housing counselor by visiting the Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s web site at / mshda or by calling 1-800-ASHELTER, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, yearround. If a meeting is requested with the designee shown above, foreclosure proceedings will NOT be commenced until 90 days after the date the notice mailed to you on 08/10/2011. If an agreement is reached to modify your mortgage loan the mortgage will NOT be foreclosed if you abide by the terms of the agreement. You have the right to contact an attorney. The website for the Michigan State Bar Lawyer Referral Service is http://www.michb ograms/lawy erref m and the toll free number is 800-968-0738. You may bring an action in circuit court if you are required by law to be served notice and foreclosure proceedings are commenced, without such notice having been served upon you. If you have previ ously agreed to modify your mortgage loan within the past twelve (12) months under the terms of the above statute, you are not eligible to participate in this program unless you have complied with the terms of the mortgage loan, as modified. Notice given by: Randall S. Miller Randall S. Miller & Associates, P.C. 43252 Woodward Avenue, Suite 180 Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 248-883-0157 (Loan Modifi cation Dept.) loanmods@millerlaw.b iz Case No. 1OMI00680-1 Dated: August 14, 2011 PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THIS OFFICE MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE PRO-945444 8/14/2011

310 Mechanic, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, ranch home on 1.5+ acres. $600 517-57-2668 517-622-6059 or www.sundancefamilyhomecenter. com

Private Country Lot 1300 sq. ft. 2003 FOUR WINNS 170 FreeHuge Yard dom, open bow, cover and 1/2 mile from I96 extras. $8500/bo. 989 289Large covered deck 2 bed0002. rooms, 2 BA, Den $575/mo + utilities No Pets OUTBOARD MOTORSNow taking applications U S E D 2 through 25HP, (517)647-7168 some longshaft, some elec. start, 2 line pressure tanks, 517-663-0576


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August 14, 2011

Save the date: August 8 – August 26, 2011 PHP open enrollment for State of Michigan employees. When tragedy strikes strikes, help is needed needed. Kelley (Fulkerson) Miller of Sunfield (formerly of Portland) is the wife of Onie (Bud) Miller and mother of Tara and Onie (Gunnar) Miller. Kelley was in a roll over accident on July 31, 2011 which has left her paralysed from the neck down. Kelley has to be flown to an out of state rehabilitation hospital due to her injuries. Kelley was currently employed thru a temp agency for GM. God only knows where this road is going to lead them. If you choose to donate, donations are being accepted at First Bank of Sunfield or to P.O. Box 199, Mulliken MI 48861. Please make checks payable to Onie Miller IIII.

As a state employee, you work hard to help take care of the 10 million people that live here in Michigan. And at Physicians Health Plan, we work hard to take care of you. PHP is locally owned and managed, so we take that responsibility seriously. If you’re already a PHP member, we’re happy to have you as part of our family. If you’re not a PHP member, it’s a great time to look at your healthcare options. Because you have a choice.

Physicians Health Plan is an affiliate of Sparrow.

We appreciate your support and please keep the Miller family in your prayers. LJ-0100112370 LJ-0100112833