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Ordinance to ban outdoor furnaces introduced Amendment creating energy optimization surcharge reviewed Tom Thelen

PORTLAND — Ordinance amendments dealing with electric bills and outdoor boilers were introduced by the Portland City Council at tis Sept. 19 meeting. Ordinance 101J would provide for surcharges to recover energy optimization costs that are required under the state’s Public Act 295 of 2008. The ordinance would establish a energy optimization cost recovery charge of $0.00188 per kilowatt hour for all city residential electric customers. City manager Tom Dempsey said the charge would be about an additional 94

cents per month for the average residential customer. The amendment also increases the energy optimization rate for commercial customers from $4.25 per meter per month to $7.52 per meter per month. For large commercial customers, the cost would increase from $16.38 per meter per month to $18.40 per meter per month. The new rates would take effect in 2012. Also, the council introduced ordinance 175DD which would prohibit outdoor boilers within the city limits. The outdoor boilers include outdoor wood-burning heaters or grain-burning heaters. “This is something that the Planning Commission looked at very carefully,” said Dempsey. “They thought that these furnaces would create a nuisance due to how close homes are to each other.”

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Portland senior lineman Kurtis Deuel (77) recovers a Lakewood fumble, as teammate Preston Scheurer (51) helps cover up, during the Raiders’ 48-0 CAAC White victory over the Vikings on Sept. 16. For story see page 21. SCOTT YOSHONIS/LCN


Two city residents arrested on meth-related charges According to Portland police chief Bob Bauer, officers with the Central Michigan Enforcement Team and Portland Police Department executed a search warrant at a residence in the 800 block of Academy Street at about 6:25 p.m. on Sept. 19. Once inside, officers discovered Tom Thelen the components of methamphetamine as well as finished methamphetamine. One male subject and one female subject were inside PORTLAND — Two Portland residents were arrested the residence at a time. The male subject attempted to last week on charges related to the operation of a meth flee from the officers but was apprehended. The female lab inside the city. subject also was taken into custody.

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The male subject, Kurt Allen Trevino, has been charged with possession of meth, possession of meth components, possession of meth within 500 feet of a day care center, and resisting and obstructing an officers. The female subject, Annette Marie Trevino, has also been charged with possession of meth, possession of meth components and possession of meth within 500 feet of a day care center. Both subjects have been arraigned. Bond for each subject was set at $50,000.

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Baptist Church offers Bible classes Debbie Price from RBM Ministries will hold released time Bible classes at the First Baptist Church, 406 E. Bridge St., Portland, on the fourth Tuesday of each month, beginning on Sept. 27. Michigan law allows children with parental permission to be released during school hours to attend such activities. The classes are open to all children, kindergarten through the fifth grade. Permission slips are being sent home from the elementary schools and are also available at the church. For more information, contact the church at or (517) 647-7197.

St. Joseph Altar Society holds fundraiser Sept. 25

St. Joseph’s Altar Society in Pewamo is having their annual chicken & biscuit and baked goods takeout fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 24, after the 4:30 p.m.

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Social time begins at 4:30 p.m. and meals for the sick and disabled may be picked up from 5:30 to 6 p.m. The public is invited at 8 p.m. for dancing with live music provided by the Mello-Tones. Admission is $5 per person. Members and their families are also asked to sit together at the 7:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Oct. 3. For more information, contact Lee Thelen at (989) 587-4781.

VFW announces upcoming meal schedule

The Portland VFW Post 4090 has scheduled the following events at the post home, which is located at 1324 E Bridge St. in Portland. The public is invited to attend. • Sunday, Oct. 2, breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m. • Friday, Oct. 7, burger night from 5 to 8 p.m. • Sunday, Oct. 16, breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m. • Friday, Oct. 21, fish fry from 5 to 8 p.m.

The Portland Cruisers club recently made a donation to the family of Corey Lanz, who was seriously injured in a swimming accident this past summer. The donation took place during the club’s Aug. 25 car show. COURTESY PHOTO. Mass and Sunday, Sept. 25, after the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Masses. Drawings for a quilt and cash prizes will be held on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. For additional information, please contact Mary Jo Baker at (989) 593-2897.

Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the downstairs meeting room of the Portland District Public Library, 334 Kent St., Portland. The program will be “The Renovation of Railroad Cars”. The meeting is open to the public.

Alzheimers series to begin on Oct. 4

Portland K of C to hold Epic offers monthly chicken BBQ food assistance Portland Knights of Columbus hold their annual chicken barbque on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kof C Hall located at 690 Maynard Rd. Portland. The cost is $7 per person, with free admission for children under age 6. For more information call Steve Goodman at (517) 647-7741.

Epic-a community church will be offering monthly food assistance to families in need on the first Saturday of each month by appointment only. Families in need should contact (517) 647-7750 to set-up an appointment for Saturday, Oct. 1.

Historical Society to meet on Sept. 27

The Westphalia St. Joseph Society holds its fall dinner/ meeting on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 6 p.m. at the St. Marys Parish hall.

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The Alzheimer’s Association is offering a three-part educational series at the Ionia County Commission on Aging, 115 Hudson Street, Ionia. Sessions take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4; Tuesday, Oct. 11; and Tuesday, Oct. 18. Professionals will discuss the latest information on treatment and research developments; legal and financial issues including Medicare, Medicaid and Vet benefits; and solutions to the challenges of caring for someone with memory loss. Call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900 to register. A donation of $10 per family per session is requested.

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Mayor Pro-Tem Julie Clement, who is also a member of the Planning Commission, said that the board felt that the outdoor boilers would not match the character of the city. “In a city the size of Portland, we did not think that they would be feasible,” said Clement. “Considering that smoke and odor that these would give off it would be difficult for adjacent residents to maintain their quality of life.” Dempsey added that any existing outdoor boilers would be allowed to stay until they needed to be replaced. He added that he did not believe any units were in the city as they would require a permit to be installed.

The council also approved a payment of $185,854.05 to Cook Brothers Excavating for their work on the Church and Albro street improvement project. A change order for the street project was also approved by the council. The change takes into account items used that were not in the original contract and increases the total cost by $7,224.10. “This covers the cost of additional items such as the additional water and sewer connections in the areas of the project that did not have them before,” said Dempsey. Dempsey added that the only part of the project

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Council members approved a payment of $387,553.97 to Davis Construction for work completed on the wastewater treatment plant renovation. Engineering invoices totalling $19,942.49 were also approved by the council to be submitted to the USDA Rural Development office for payment.


Dempsey said that the city was in the process of switching telephone service on to the Portland Public Schools network to take advantage of the shared fiber optic network. He added that new telephones were being installed at city offices and could cause some occasional problems with trying to reach city staff. Dempsey also added that city staff would be flushing fire hydrants from Sept. 26 through Oct. 7 and urged residents to be aware of flushing in their area as the water may have a rust color while the flushing is going on.

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EAGLE TWP. — One motorcycle rider was killed and another injured in an accident along westbound Interstate 96 on Sept. 18. According to the Clinton County Sheriff’s office, a motorcycle traveling west on I-96 west of the Eagle exit was hit from behind by a semi-truck at about 12:31 p.m. A passenger on the motorcycle was thrown into the left-hand traffic lane while the driver of the motorcycle was thrown off the road to the right. The passenger, 65-year-

old Darleen Mikulka of DeWitt, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, 68-year-old John Mikulka of DeWitt, was transported to Sparrow Hospital in Lansing and was listed in critical condition. The driver of the semitruck, 60-year-old Kenneth Crivea of Wyandotte, was not injured. Clinton County Sheriff Wayne Kangas said that stretch of freeway was not under construction and investigators aren’t sure what might have caused the accident. The accident remains under investigation, and a report may be sent to the Clinton County Prosecutor’s Office sometime this week, Kangas said.

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bserve groups of elementary and middle school children on the street and you will see two very different groups. Elementary children are usually compliant, friendly, and wellbehaved. Middle school children will often be huddled together trying to look inconspicuous, or they may be highly active, or trying out adult behaviors. Early adolescence, the period from age 10 through 14, is characterized by tremendous growth and change. Middle school children are experiencing puberty and the raging hormones that it brings along with it. Their physical growth, which can be observed in their height and weight increases, is greater now than it is at any time period other than infancy.

SUPT. CORNER Charles Dumas The rapid physical development and the intense increase in hormone levels can result in a fragile self-image and emotional highs and lows. Peers become extremely important to a child at this age as they begin to try on adult roles and figure out who they are. They may also begin to test boundaries and question almost everything. This is when parents and schools need to provide opportunities for independence and decision-making within safe parameters. Intellectually, middle school children are moving from concrete into abstract thinking and are

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WESTPHALIA — There will be a festive mood around Pewamo-Westphalia High School this week as the school celebrates homecoming. This year’s homecoming celebration has additional meeting as P-W is also celebrating its 50th anniversary. The school first opened its doors at the start of the 1961-1962 school year. The student council has establish spirit days during the week to get students into the homecoming spirit. Monday is Pajama Day. Tuesday is Dress as a Mature Person Day. Wednesday is Fantasy Character/ Celebrity Day. Thursday will be Decade Day with students dressing in the style of the decade assigned to each class. Those assignments are: seniors – 1980s, juniors – 1970s, sophomores – 1960s, freshmen – 1990s. The spirit week concludes with the traditional Blue and Gold Day on Friday. The special events begin on Friday, Sept. 30, with a powder puff football game at 6:30 p.m. That will be fol-

be located in the children’s activity area. The events move to the football field at 2 p.m. at the P-W football team takes on Fulton-Middleton. At halftime, the 2011 P-W Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned. Queen candidates include Tressa DeNittis, Hillary Hengesbach, Kambria Schneider, Bethany Thelen and Kelsey Wirth. The king candidates are John Lehman, Damon Pline, Gavin Smith, Garrett Strong, and Justin Thelen. Also making up this year’s homecoming court are: • Senior class representatives Megan Esch, Cassie Noeker, Chloe Klein, Andy Frechen and Brad Spitzley. • Junior class representatives Jordyn Thelen, Tori Klein, Tony Wirth and Brandon Wieber. • Sophomore class representatives Katie Nurenberg, Whitney Schafer, Derek Klein and Ross Wolniakowski. • Freshmen class representatives MaryLou Hengesbach, Mara Schneider, Trey Bauer and Logan Nurenberg. A dance will take place at the school following the game.

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Vaccination; for Health or Profit? Part I It seems like everywhere I go the issue of vaccination is currently discussed. Over the next few weeks, I will be writing a series of articles on the vaccine controversy in my Kids-First column. My articles are well researched, factual, and you are welcome to call our office for additional information. Vaccination is a very contentious issue. Nothing in science is seen with more acceptance. As a chiropractor who deals mainly with children, and as a father of five wonderful, unsubluxated,

proven. Yet it is a theory that many hold very dear to their hearts. Most of this hype is the direct result of massive marketing campaigns by the pharmaceutical and medical industry. As a matter of fact, any research being done on vaccines is funded by the drug industry and there is virtually no research done on vaccine hazards. Any studies that have been done, do not extend for more than a two-week period. Why? There are billions of dollars at stake. What a shock! As a mater of fact, there is no system in Canada for reporting vaccine damage and for compensating children who have been damaged by vaccination. In the U.S., any vaccine damage and adverse events are reported to VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) which then handles such problems. However, any damage is often conveniently dismissed as coincidental, and parents of vaccine damaged children are made to feel guilty as though it is their fault their child “reacted badly” to a vaccine and is now brain damaged. Too bad! I think most parents in our community would find something is very wrong with this. I agree. See you in two weeks for Part II

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unvaccinated, healthy kids, I have great concern with this subject. Why am I doing this? My ethics. The information released to parents by health departments is very one sided - there is yet another side that most parents do not hear but should, before they decide to vaccinate their children. Vaccination has been likened to a medical “sacrament” by the late Dr. Robert Mendelson, an outspoken North American pediatrician who has labelled himself as a “medical heretic.” Vaccination: the word itself conjures happy, smiling children lining up to receive their “shot” to keep them ”safe and healthy.” Millions of parents blindly subject their children to this ritual for it apparently bestows “protection” from bugs “out there.” More and more parents however, along with the scientific and medical community, are beginning to question not only the validity of this protection, but also its efficacy and its risks. If you are one who subscribes to the scientific prove-itto-me-first, random, double-blind, scientific model, you are in for quite a shock! The theory of vaccination, and it is only a theory, has never been thoroughly tested and

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t. Patrick School has been assisted financially since 1988 by the Father Flohe Foundation. The primary function of the Father Flohe Foundation is to keep Catholic education available to the people of St. Patrick Parish and surrounding communities by funding some of the school expenses. This organization is best known for its bi-annual newsletter, The Shamrock, which is sent to all alumni, parishioners and donors to the foundation; and for their endowment fund which helps to financially assist the school. Eight years ago, they began another annual endeavor – they host the 50-year class reunion for each of our

the class returned to the parish hall, where they were greeted by current high school seniors Joe Randy Jandernoa and Hannah Hodge Harte. After the blessing a delicious chicken and prime rib dinner was school’s graduating served by Wagon Wheel classes. catering. Fr. Weber was This year, the FFF able to join the class at hosted the Class of 1961. dinner and to take part in Alumni returned to St. Pat- the sharing of stories about rick on Sept. 10. They the good old days. were welcomed at the After dinner was finparish hall at 3 p.m. and ished, I had the honor of served hors d’ouvres, then taking the class on a tour attended Mass at 4:30 p.m. of the building. Some of In a unique twist of fate, the items most appreciated Fr. Larry was unavailable by the Class of 1961 on the due to knee surgery so tour were: Fr. Donald Weber, a pastor • The new computer who served previously at lab that was constructed St. Patrick Parish and by Mr. Dick Lawless and friend to many in the Class the purchase of the comof 1961 was the guest preputers funded in part by sider at Mass. the Father Flohe FoundaFollowing the 4:30 Mass, tion. a group photo was taken • The portable laptop in front of the altar before lab and cart that was


funded in part by the 20 Grand in your Hand Raffle and by alumni Bruce and Tony Bennett (a member of the class of 1961). • The current school office which was the kitchen when the Class of 1961 was in school. • The current cafeteria which was built in 1962 and would not have been in use

while they were in school. • The school gym which they remember being bigger when they were students here. • The location of the old library which is currently used as a developmental kindergarten classroom. • The new media center and art room as well as the science classroom and lab.

It was very enjoyable to hear the alumni share stories about the good old days and just talk about memories of the past while on the tour. One of the memorable and enjoyable things for me personally was that my mother and father were on the tour as See HODGE, Page 10

RAIDER OF THE WEEK Portland High School has announced the selection of Joshua Martin as the Raider of the Week for the week of Sept. 18. Martin is a freshman at PHS and is the son of Phil and Jackie Martin. Besides being an outstanding student, Joshua is also a member of the PHS football team as well as the PHS Raider marching band, jazz band and concert

band. After graduation, Joshua plans to attend the University of Michigan. In recognition of being selected as “Raider of the Week” at Portland High School, Joshua is awarded one 9”/1-item pizza, courtesy of Marti Schrauben and the Portland Party Store and will receive a plaque from S&K Trophies courtesy of Lynn and Dan Bab-


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Community Fund kicks off 2011 campaign PORTLAND — The Portland Community Fund’s annual fundraising campaign is now underway. The organization’s goal for 2011-2012 is $15,000. In order to reach this goal, the organization needs the assistance of area residents for financial support. The

funds raised through this campaign are used to enhance the quality of life for area citizens. Funding is provided to numerous local and county wide organizations, such as Portland Parks and Recreation, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Hospice. Last year $16,500 was given out to these organizations.

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my mom was a member of the class of 1961 (my dad graduated in 1960 and was at last year’s reunion). After the tour concluded, the Class of 1961 went back to the parish hall for desert, after which they sat and reminisced some more. For me personally, it was an opportunity to learn more about our school’s history. It was a chance to again realize that each person that enters our school has a story to tell, their own personal history. Hearing these stories and learning about these alumni, is a great reminder of what makes St. Patrick School such a special place. Congratulations Class of 1961 on your special night and thank you for an enjoyable evening. May God continue to bless your lives! Randy Hodge is the administrator at St. Patrick School

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Last year the group’s Christmas Giving Program provided a Christmas dinner, socks, hats and gloves to 179 families. In addition 358 children received gifts and a shoebox filled with goodies. Residents of local nursing homes received personal care items. The rest of the food that was donated

was taken to the local food banks. The annual coat drive last October collected over 600 coats that were given to 115 residents before being sent to Ionia for distribution. Donations directly impact residents of the Portland School District. Pat Dutcher, Tom

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IONIA — Equipment used for dispatching emergency personnel throughout Ionia County will soon be upgraded. The Ionia County Board of Commissioners approved a proposal from Central Dispatch to upgrade radio and receiver equipment used in communicating with police and fire agencies throughout the county. Chrouch Communications will make the upgrades at a cost of $48,936.94, Those funds will come from a Central Dispatch capital outlay account. Central Dispatch Director Jim Valen-

tine said the upgrade was necessary in order to comply with a federal mandate that all public safety radio frequencies move from 25 megahertz to 12.5 megahertz by Jan. 1, 2013. “It’s similar to what happened to television when they went digital,” said Valentine. Valentine noted that some county equipment can be upgraded, but other pieces cannot. These include one repeater, three tower receivers as well as a fire repeater and control base. Valentine requested that the normal bid process should not be used as Chrouch Communications owns and maintains most

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of the equipment used and that the company also designed the current fire radio tower system. The project will include upgrading the Portland tower to be a part of the county fire network.

out budget,” said Valentine. Valentine added that the new supervisor would start at step two on the pay scale while the previous employee had left at step six.

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The board approved a proposal from the Health Department to hire a temporary staff member in order to handle early requests for flu shot clinics Lisa McCafferty, administrative health officer, said the flu shot clinics normally get underway in October, but the department had been receiving requests from businesses and organizations this month.

Board members also approved the hiring of a supervisor position inside Central Dispatch. Valentine said the position had been open since April and would like to promote from within the department to fill the position. “The position has been open since April so there have been some savings within

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A heavenly performance This well-known Pewamo resident was one of the “Sister Act” performers who took part in the talent show at the 2011 Pewamo Block Party. The event took place on Sept. 9-10 and featured a variety of family-friendly activities, including a outdoor showing of the movie “Swiss Family Robinson”, children’s games and events, a street dance, and a review of the village’s sesquicentennial celebration in 2009.


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PORTLAND — The Portland Main Street program announced last week that AT&T has agreed to be the “Signature Sponsor” of the 2011 Oktoberfest, to be held in downtown Portland on Saturday, Oct. 29. “We are very excited to have a great sponsor for this event like AT&T,” said Portland Main Street Manager Patrick Reagan. AT&T is no stranger to Oktoberfest - in 2010 the company sponsored the stage and the commemorative beer steins. “We really appreciated having them

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as sponsors last year and look forward to another great partnership this year as well,” said Reagan. The 2011 Oktoberfest will again feature great local food, live music and entertainment, and the return of the annual “Big Beer 5K Run.” The 2011 event will also see the return of the outdoor craft show, sauerkraut-eating contest, and pitcher-holding contest. Portland Main Street’s Oktoberfest will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29, and is a fundraiser for the Main Street program. All proceeds from the event will be used to help this program with its continuing efforts to revitalize downtown Portland. For more information on this event, please contact the

The Portland Knights of Columbus Council 2168 is sponsoring a bus trip to Firekeepers Casino on Wednesday Oct. 12. The cost is $30 with each participant receiving $20 in casino play and a $5 food voucher. The bus will leave at 9 a.m. from the K of C Hall parking lot. The bus should arrive at the casino at 10 a.m. and will depart the casino at 3 p.m. Participants must register in advance. For more information or to register, contact Rich or Annette Schneider at (517) 647-4567, Steve Goodman at (517) 647-7741 or John Vallier at (517) 647-6409.

Portland Main Street office at (517) 647-5027. 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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This report was compiled from 20 entries in the log books of the Portland Police Department from Sept. 14-21. 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, SEPT. 13 7:15 p.m.- officer on patrol observed a vehicle with a September license plate tag. A computer check of the tag determined it to be valid, but also showed that the vehicle’s owner had two outstanding warrants. During a traffic stop at Grand River Avenue and Rowe Street, the officer determined that the driver was the subject wanted on the warrants. The subject was arrested and transported to the Ionia County Jail.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14 1:07 a.m.- a resident on James reported a missing dog. The dog was later located and returned to its owner. 8:56 a.m.- assist to the Portland Ambulance Department at a medical call on Grand River Avenue. 10:20 a.m.- report of damage to a grassy area at Community Lake Park. 2:30 p.m.- report of a dead animal inside a pent on Pleasant Street. An officer went to the location, but no one was at the residence. The officer checked on the animal and determined that it had died due to natural causes and not neglect.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 17 9:40 a.m.- assist to the Portland Ambulance Department at a medical call on Cross Street. 11:10 a.m.- report of a family dispute on Charlotte Highway. 8:40 p.m.- assist to the Portland Ambulance Department at a medical call on Interstate 96 near Charlotte Highway.

The Portland Cruisers group made a donation to the Portland Boy Scouts during the group’s Aug. 25 car show. Funds for the donation were raised as the group’s Aug. 21 car show as well as other group events held throughout the year. COURTESY PHOTO BY RICK GENAUTIS

SUNDAY, SEPT. 18 6:51 a.m.- report of an activated alarm on Grand River Avenue. The building was searched and found to be secure.

MONDAY, SEPT. 19 4:25 a.m.- travel to the intersection of Interstate 96 and M-52 to meet with the Westland Police Department and pick up a subject wanted on three local warrants. The subject was arrested and transported to the Ionia County Jail. 7:10 a.m.- assist to a subject on Grand River Avenue who was locked out of a vehicle.

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WESTPHALIA — The Village of Westphalia and St. Mary Catholic Parish continue their celebration of their 175th anniversary with an Oktoberfest event on Saturday, Oct. 8. Activities and events are scheduled to take place on the St. Mary Parish grounds across Westphalia Street from St. Mary Church, as well as on West Main Street in the downtown business area. The events include: • Historical scavenger hunt – Teams of four people will attempt to solve clues about Westphalia’s history. The event takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. • Euchre tournament and setback tournament from 9 a.m. to noon. Register by

calling (989) 587-6400. • Round bale rolling – Teams of three will race against other teams to see who can roll their bale the fastest. The event starts at 11 a.m. • Beard judging and awards ceremony at 2 p.m. on the bier garden stage. • Mass with Bishop Earl Boyea at 4 p.m. at St. Mary Church, followed by a dinner catered by the Bavarian Inn at St. Mary Parish Hall. Dancing with music from the Norm Seiss Variety Band follows the meal. Other events include a scarecrow decorating contest, hay bale maze, pumpkin carving contest, a pie eating contest at 11 a.m., and movies in the downtown area on both Friday and Saturday evening. The local musical group, The MelloTones, will also be performing in the bier

County Republicans to hold fall forum on Oct. 28 IONIA — The Ionia County Republican Party has announced that its 2011 Fall Forum will take place on Oct. 24, at the Palmer Lodge in Bertha Brock Park (2311 Bluewater Highway, Ionia). Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

This year’s forum will feature a legislative panel discussion regarding important topics currently taking place in state government. The panelists will include, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley, State Senator Judy Emmons, State Representa-

tive Rick Outman and State Representative Mike Callton. “With the legislature back in session and the budget already passed there are many different

tent from noon to 1:45 p.m. At 8 p.m. the band Gazooks will be performing. Other local entertainment will also be performing throughout the day. A variety of antique and historical items will also be on display during the event, as well as antique tractors and farm equipment.

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SENIOR REPORT Lonese Conroe PASG Director

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 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. *** A flu shot clinic will be held on Oct. 5 starting at 10 a.m. This is open to the public. *** A bus trip to the Soaring Eagle Casino is scheduled for Oct. 26. The cost is $25 per person with perks from the casino. The bus will leave the Family Dollar parking lot at 9 a.m.

and make a stop in Westphalia on the way to the casino. Contact the center at (517) 647-4004 for more information or to reserve a spot. *** Below is the meal schedule for the week of Sept. 25. Suggested donation is $3. Must sign up in advance at the senior center. (Menu subject to change.)

Tuesday, Sept. 27: Grilled ham and cheese, tomato soup, california blend, crackers, diced peaches. Thursday, Sept. 29: Roast beef, mashed potatoes, italian blend, fresh baked bread, banana. *** 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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Sheriff urges area motorists to be watchful on road IONIA — With the new school year underway, the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office encourages drivers to cut down distractions and concentrate on the road as kids of all ages return to school. Children are often eager to get on and off the bus because they are excited to get to school and they are also excited to get home and tell their parents about their day. Sheriff Dennis has some safety measures for both students - and motorists - to help ensure safety for everyone.

Tips for students • Always arrive at the bus stop early. • Prior to boarding, wait until the bus has some to a complete stop, the door is opened and the bus driver says that it’s OK to board. • Once on board proceed quickly to your seat and stay sitting until the bus arrives at your school or other drop off location. • Do not move around on the bus. • Always walk on the sidewalk when preparing to cross the street near a bus. Make eye contact with the driver so that you are sure he or she sees you. • Never walk behind the bus. • If you are walking beside the bus, make sure you are at least 10 feet (10 “giant” steps) away. • Take extra precaution to make sure that clothing with drawstrings and book bags do not get caught in the hand rail or door. • Never stop to pick something up you have dropped while the bus is stopped. Wait until the bus has driven off

to avoid not being seen by the driver.

Tips for motorists • Remember that children are unpredictable in their actions. Take extreme caution when traveling in a school zone. • If you live in an area where there are no sidewalks, drive cautiously. Be more alert to the possibility of children walking in the road. • Be more aware of children playing near school bus stops. • Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs. • Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully • Reduce any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings. • Put down your phone - don’t talk or text while driving! • Slow down and prepare to stop whenever you see yellow school bus lights flashing. • Never pass a school bus when there are flashing red lights. This is a sign that children are getting off the bus - and it’s the law!

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other places where there aren’t many people around. • Teach your child never to talk to strangers, accept rides from strangers or accept gifts from strangers. Remember, a stranger is anyone you or your children don’t know well or don’t trust. •Be sure your child walks to and from school or the bus stop with a sibling, friend or neighbor. • Teach your kids - whether walking, biking or riding the bus to school - to obey all traffic signals, signs and traffic officers. Remind them to be extra careful in bad weather. • When driving kids, deliver and pick them up as close to the school as possible. Don’t leave until they are in the schoolyard or building. • If your child bikes to school make sure he wears a helmet that meets safety standards. Research indicates that a helmet can reduce the risk of head injury by up to 85 percent. • If your child rides a scooter to school, make sure she wears sturdy shoes, a helmet, kneepads and elbow pads. Children under 12 should not ride motorized scooters. • Be sure your child knows his or her home (or parents’ cellular) phone number(s) and address. They should also know where you work, your work phone number, the phone number of another trusted adult and how to call 911 for emergencies.

• Plan a walking route to school or the bus stop. Choose the most direct way with the fewest street crossings and, if possible, with intersections that have crossing guards. • Walk the route with your child beforehand. Tell him or her to stay away from parks, vacant lots, fields and

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WILLIAMSTON — Portland entered the Division 4 boys tennis rankings, and took a significant step toward defending their CAAC White championship, with a 6-2 win over Williamston in a league dual match on Sept. 15. The result propelled the Raiders to the fourth spot in the latest Division 4 statewide coaches’ poll. Portland head coach Jim Niebling said that the statewide recognition is both good and bad for his team. “The good is that they make the kids feel very confident and that their hard work pays off,” Niebling said. “The bad is that it can give them cause to rest on their laurels. So it’s important that I keep reminding them that it simply puts a huge bull’s-eye on their backs. That was true when we played Williamston. They knew before we did that we were ranked number four and used it to motivate their players.” That motivation nearly worked. Three of the matches went to three sets, with the Raiders taking all three, although one of those, in fourth singles, was stopped when the Williamston player had to retire because of leg cramps. “Two of the three best four-singles players in the state went at it for over three and a half hours, and the match still wasn’t finished,” Niebling said. “After an incredible match, the Williamston guy cramped up and was unable to finish the match. It’s too bad. He had played so well for so long.” Ricky Simon won that match for Port-

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land by a score of 7-6, 3-6, 5-4 (ret.). Chance Conley lost his first match of the season, 2-6, 2-6 to Michael Sienko, after not conceding a set, nor more than two games in any set, all season. Jared Guy won his match in second singles, 7-5, 2-6, 6-2 and Eric Lowery fell in a tough one in third singles, 4-6, 6-7. Julian Bonfiglio and Michael Dole took their first doubles match 6-0, 6-1, Alan Lear and Calvin Schrauben won a three-setter in second doubles, 3-6, 6-1, 6-1, Bryce Palmiter and Cameron Simon won in third doubles 6-1, 6-0 and Colin Gensterblum and Zach Platte won their fourth doubles match 6-2, 6-1. “This could easily have gone 4-4,” Niebling said. “Of course, on another day, it might have also gone 7-1 or even 8-0. So our challenge is to continue to work hard every day and keep moving forward.” Niebling said that his team has not seen the last of the traditionally powerful Hornets, who finished seventh in the last year’s state finals. “Williamston graduated a lot of players from last season and the replacements are largely young and inexperienced,” Niebling said. “But their singles and doubles coaches are both outstanding, so we’re expecting a much-improved team come CAAC and regional time.” The Raiders will wrap up their league season this week, when they travel to face the top-ranked team in the state in Division 4, Lansing Catholic, on Tuesday, Sept. 27, and then head to Lakewood for the CAAC White league tournament on Thursday, Sept. 29.


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Portland quarterback Alex Haik (7) passes the ball downfield during the Raiders’ 48-0 CAAC White win over Lakewood on Sept. 16. SCOTT YOSHONIS/LCN

PORTLAND — Portland showed an impressive arsenal of weapons on offense when they improved to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in CAAC White play with a 48-0 shutout of county rival Lakewood (0-4, 0-2) on Sept. 16. Seven different Raiders scored touchdowns in the game, helped by three Lakewood fumbles inside their own 35-yard line, all three of which led to Portland touchdowns. “That’s not a good thing to do against a good football team,” Lakewood coach Jim Behrenwald said. “We talked before the game about limiting our mistakes, and we didn’t do it.” Portland quarterback

Alex Haik ran for one touchdown and threw for another in the game, and Andrew Barr rushed for 101 yards, including a 27-yard dash for a touchdown. “This is the first game we’ve played where I think that we were clicking on all cylinders,” Portland coach John Novara said. “We can’t relax, we have to get back to work and make sure that we’re ready for (Williamston) next week.” Portland opened the scoring after Lakewood’s first fumble, which was recovered by Kurtis Deuel on the Viking 34 yard line halfway through the first quarter. Six plays later, Haik took in a 12-yard keeper with 2:49 left in the first quarter to make the score 6-0.

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Fowler Helen H. Spitzley, age 88, died September 19, 2011. She was born on September 10, 1923, in Westphalia, the daughter of Matthias and Anna (Fedewa) Hengesbach. Helen was a member of the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the Christian Mothers. She married Norman Spitzley on September 21, 1948, in Westphalia, and he preceded her in death in 2005. She is survived by her children, Linda Shippey of Alabama, Janice (Eugene) Pohl of Portland, Dennis (Janice) Spitzley of Fowler and Mary (Edwin) Schafer of Portland, twelve grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, sis ters, Rita Thelen and Rosemary Thelen, several brothers and sisters in law and many nieces and nephews. Also preceding her in death are her parents, one grandson, Christopher Spitzley, and three brothers, Gilbert, Jerome and Alvin Hengesbach. Funeral Mas of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 23 2011, burial to follow at Most Holy Trinity Cemetery. The family wil receive friends, Wednesday, 6-9 p.m., with a Rosary at 8 p.m., and Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with a Rosary at 3 p.m. and a Vigil Service at 8 p.m., at the Goerge Chapel of Osgood Fu neral Homes, Fowler. To learn more about Helen and view her Life Story film, visit her personal webpage at Contributions may be made in Helen’s name to Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church. The family was served by the Osgood Funeral Homes.

Lakewood fumbled on the first play of their next possession, again recovered by Deuel at the Viking 20. Haik wasted no time, finding Zach Pung in the end zone on the first snap to double the lead to 12-0 with 2:29 left in the first. Barr then broke free to score from 27 yards out, and Haik’s pass to Justin Ouendag for the two-point conversion made the score

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20-0 with 6:19 left in the half. Portland had a touchdown called back on a penalty on their next possession, with a 42-yard run for paydirt by Barr nullified for a chop block, but the Raiders overcame that disappointment, scoring on a 16-yard touchdown pass from Haik to Matthew

Guidi five plays later. Haik found Logan Seal for the two-point conversion to stretch the Portland lead to 28-0 at the half. Adam Goodman capped off a 10-play, 66-yard scoring drive on Portland’s first possession of the second half with a 1-yard touchdown plunge with 6:55 left in the third quarter, and Tanner Allison kicked the extra point to make the score 35-0 and start the running clock. Again Lakewood fumbled the football, this one recovered by Preston Scheurer at the Viking 32, and again Portland made

them pay, when Brendan Alspaugh scored from two yards out to increase the lead to 41-0 on the last snap of the third quarter. Caleb Hickling rounded out the scoring with a 66-yard touchdown run with 7:46 left in the contest that made the final score 48-0. Lakewood mustered just 117 yards of total offense in the game, 88 of them on the ground, and took just six snaps in Portland territory in the entire contest, punting one of those. “Our kids played physical and fast,”

Novara said. “We had some new guys playing who are just getting up to speed, and I’m proud of how they played tonight.” Portland will stay in the CAAC White this week, when they travel to face Perry for the last time in league play on Friday, Sept. 30. The Ramblers, who were 1-3 at press time and have won just four of their last 40 games dating back to 2006, will leave the CAAC to join the Genesee Area Conference beginning with the 2012-13 school year.

SPORTS BRIEFS Raider spikers win Central Montcalm Quad tournament

P-W stays unbeaten, crushes Potterville, 66-13

STANTON — Portland’s volleyball team won the Central Montcalm Quad tournament on Sept. 19. The Raiders defeated Saranac 25-14, 25 16, Central Montcalm 16-25, 25-15, 15-11 and Portland St. Patrick 25-20, 25-18. Nikki Green had 46 assists, Sam Rapson had 12 digs, Alexa Kaiser had 8 blocks and 10 kills and Sarah Trierweiler had 8 blocks and 18 kills for Portland. Mae Johnson added 17 kills and Ashley Blaschka had 12 kills.


Senior quarterback Darrian Pitcher thew 108 yards and two touchdowns to POTTERVILLE — Senior Alex Thelen lead Potterville. led the Pirates (4-0) in rushing with 142 yards and two touchdowns in their 66-13 Shamrocks win second in a row, CMAC victory over Potterville (0-4) on improve record to 2-2 Sept. 16. Senior quarterback Justin Thelen threw CARSON CITY — Quarterback Collin for 105 yards and two touchdowns and Lay threw for 102 yards and three touchrushed for 68 yards and two touchdowns downs and rushed for 51 yards and another for the Pirates. Senior linebacker Gavin score to lead Portland St. Patrick (2-2) to a Smith had 13 tackles for the Pirates and 41-27 CMAC win over Carson City-Crystal junior Robert Orrison made 12 tackles for (0-4). The win was the second in a row for the Vikings. St. Pats.


St. Patrick to hold halfmarathon on Oct. 9 PORTLAND — The Portland St. Patrick Athletic Association is adding its first halfmarathon to its seventh annual 5k road race/walk Sunday, Oct. 9, as part of their 51st annual Fall Fest. The race will begin and end at Portland High School, the half marathon begins at 8 a.m. and the 5k begins at 8:15 a.m. Awards for both runs include a trophy for overall male and female winners, plus individual medals to the top three in each of the age groups for men and women.

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4500 ALPHA ST., S. Lansing area. Everything goes bedding, cooking items, books, lawn care, Christmas items, collectibles, O’HANLON CT. furniture & accessories, 2908 Williamston, Fri. Sept.30 & household items, tools. Sat. Oct. 1 9am-4pm. Too Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 10-6 Fri., many items to list. Some10-4 Sat. thing for every age and pets too! S. of Gr. River BLOW OUT GARAGE SALE Ave. & N. of 96 off Linn Rd.. 1 day only from dawn until between Meech & Dietz dusk. Come early, leave Rd. happy. Coffee & donuts provided while supplies last! 3695 Duxbury Lane, DELTA TWP: FRI. Sept. 23, Sat. Sept. 24, 8-2pm. 8613 Sat. Oct. 1. Doe Pass, near Broadbent & St. Joe. Toddler toys, ESTATE & MOVING SALE* boys clothes 2 & 3T, books 1898 Historic Farm at and other great finds. 10130 E. Dexter Trail, Fowler. (Bauer Rd & Dexter Trail) SUN. SEPT. 25, 2:00 EATON RAPIDS MOPS 6:00 pm. Antiques, elecMom 2 Mom Sale! tronics, great books, lots Sat., Oct. 1, 8 AM Early Adof FURNITURE, games, mission $5. Free Admiselectronics, tools, kitchen sion 9AM-1 PM. First Unititems, toys, Farm Impleed Methodist Church 600 ments: some from 1800s; S Main St. Over 40 ven bailer-corn husker-horsedors selling used childshoes-wagon seat-etc; rens clothing & equipunique land-scaping/ment. Call Nelly at 517decor, Hughes net satellite 663-8003 for more info! dish, children’s bikes many household items **From Lansing, 127 North GARAGE SALE 5697 DURFEE to Price Rd. Left on Price RD., EATON RAPIDS. Fri. to Dexter Trail then right, Sept. 30, 9-5 & Sat. Oct. 1, only 20 mins from HWY. 9-1. Worth your drive, (Sorry, no earlybirds) great prices, neat stuff. Like new: 2 chairs & ottoman $65, twin mattress & HOLT 4682 CRAMPTON, springs, twin & queen bedSept. 29&30 9AM-5PM ding, golf driver, road bike, Household items, toys, jacket & boots, antiques, games, baby clothes, spinning wheel, fabric sports equip., bike, bears, samples. So much more! holiday items, clothing, Not responsible for accibooks and much more. dents or what you spend! See ya there. PILGRIM CONGREGATION AL CHURCH UCC INSIDE GARAGE SALE at 508 S GARAGE SALE. Sat. Oct. 1, Oak, Maple Rapids, Wed. 8:00am-3pm. 125 S. PennSept 28-Sat Oct 1, 9-6. Teasylvania Ave. pot collection, glassware, NO PRESALES. mens, womens, childrens clothing, golf balls, 18 HP Kohler twin magnum engine. Call w/? 989-682-4104

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Household Estate Sales A LAWSONS LIQUIDATIONS sale will be conducted at 3700 N. Durand Rd., Corunna, Sept. 29-30, Oct. 1, 10-6. Numbers at 9 a.m. For a complete listing, photos & directions please visit our website at www.lawsonsliquidations. com or call 989-725-5796

ESTATE SALE. 15027 Cutler Road, Portland, MI, Fri SEPT 30 & Sat OCT 1, 9 am to 6 pm. NO PRE-SALES. Cash, checks w/ ID. 65 years of treasures: Antique: glassware, books, fur niture, hats, linens, jewelry, sleigh bells, ox yoke, soap stones, & vintage clothing; recliner chairs; Hide-A-Bed; hardware supplies; old Delta Center Meth. Church thick pastel stained glass windows (9 & 15 pane sashes); lots of misc. FAMILY ESTATE SALE 4220 Darling Rd., Riv es Junction- US 127, exit Barry Rd. & follow signs. Thurs.-Fri. Sept. 29-30, 9-4 & Sat. Oct. 1, 9-2. Sofa, Ethan Allen recliner, office credenza, antique rocker, 2 rocking chairs, 6 pc deck furniture, curio cabinet, 4’ moveable wardrobe, 6’ Godiva candy cooler, 4’ flo ral cooler, lamps, bridal set, anniversary ring, high fashion jewelry, Fenten glassware & lamps, china, crystal, english bone china, cups & saucers, stemware, silver pcs., silver ware & chest, floral supplies, cake pans, brown bag cookie molds, candy molds & packaging supplies, rubber stamp collection, party decorating supplies, paintings, Phaff serger, fabric, linens, power tools, Christmas, kitchenware & pans, microwave, lg size ladies clothes, hats.

HOLT: FRI. SEPT. 30,Sat. MOVING SALE Lots of guy Oct. 1, 9-4pm. Interior stuff. New & used computdoors, exterior doors, light er hardware & software, fixtures, table & chairs, CRT & flatscreen monitors, household misc. 2415 printers, cases, high end Aureliuls Rd. Unit 29. speaker systems, electrical wire, phone wire. Lg. MULLIKEN: SEPT. 29, 30 assortment of hot & cold and Oct. ,1 9am-6pm. 3421 roll steel bar, rod & tube W. Saginaw. 4 family sale. steel. Hinged tonneau cov Lots of nice furniture, er, Chevy ’99-’07 longbed, clothes, picnic table, rugs, Extang Full Tilt brand. Aspower tools, knick knacks, sortment of tables. 420 dishes, baby crib, misc. John Deere garden tractor w/ 60’’ deck. Small amount PETRIE of furn. Weight bench. PORTLAND 10735 Rd. (3/4 mi S of Clarksville Adult & children clothes. Hwy) FRI 30th & SAT 1st, 9Misc. household goods. 4pm. Large Sale! Toys, Most stuff will be priced to tools, clothes, furniture, HUGE ESTATE SALE 1 622 move. Sat. the 24, 10-6. DeCamp Rd., Stockbridge, small appliances, garden Sun. the 25th, 12-4. 3106 Fri. Sept. 30th- Sunday Oct. tractor, knick-knacks, Lawrence Hwy., Charlotte, 2nd rf om 9:00 a.m to 6:00 sporting equip & more MI. p.m. antiques, tools, china, collectibles, jewelry, furni Planning an Auction? ture, glassware, canning ST. JOHNS jars and much more. School desks, i v ntage See and lots more. Email the Lansing Community 1554 S. DeWitt Rd. or Call LCN Toll Free Newspapers 24/7 at: Sat., Oct. 1, 10-4.


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COCKAPOO CAT-WALTER IS ADORA SALE- BARN AT ROOSTER ADORABLE PUPPIES. Unique colors, HILL. 2937 KEM L E R RD ., BLE, blk & Wht, tuxedo, 2 docked tails, dewclaws, EATON RAPIDS. Primitives, yrs, very loving! He is lookwormed, born 8/13/1.1 Pacountry items, furniture, ing for a family of his own, rents on site. $300 firm. antiques, candles. Great no other kitties! All MediHUGE SALE! 517-667-8660, 517-749-0170 Fall & Christmas items. cal, neutered, declawed. 7991 Market St. Portland, Sat. Oct. 1, 10-6 daily. The $50 to best home only. 517 I-96, Kent St. exit (76), Putnams. 490-0081. south to Market St DACHSHUND MINI September 29 through Oclong hair, pie bald pups. tober 1 (Thurs. and Fri. Ready to go! Shots, paAKC BOXER PUPPIES Brin9am to 7pm; Sat. 9am to rents on site. 517-546-0985 dle, AKC Registered, Beau4pm) tiful coat and markings, MOVING SALE Fri., Sat., Champion lines, Good with Sun. 2422 Kansas Rd., Antiques, collectables and children, shots, Call or Okemos. Power tools, ponhousehold items Text $500.00. (612)207toon boat, sports equip., ie Full size 3 piece Eastlake 5108 skis, boots, poles, dishes, bedroom set; chairs; trampoline, general merdesks; walnut tea cart; chandise. Grinnell spinet piano; large oak ice box; oak high 621 N. chair; fainting couch; par- WEBBERVILLESearls Rd. FINAL MOVING lor tables; mantles; mantle ENGLISH MASTIFF PUPS SALE Collectibles, houseand desk clocks; light fix "GENTLE GIANTS" Dad in hold, furn., Christmas detures and parts; 1964 Chipicture SHOTS $600+ cor, toys, Mens’ XL nese red electric stove; 989.284.0156 clothes. New items added wardrobe; 2 newel post AKC LABRADOR daily . Fri.-Sat. 9/23-9/24, lamps; pictures; frames; RETRIEVERS Black & GERMAN SHEPHERD PUP10-4 beds; rugs and much PIES AKC, 3 solid black, 4 Chocolate, Dew claws remore! sables, $500 ea. Call 989moved, Excellent hunters, 855-3662. Good guard dogs, Great Glassware and china. 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CHIP, Female, friendly. items; office supplies; or (517)420-8571 (517)420Comes w/ lg cage, heat Christmas items; stuffed call 517 214 8824 or 517 974 8547 lamp, wheel. 6 mo, animals; toys and games; 8185. $195.00. (517)969-3250 bikes; sewing and knitting BICHON FEMALE, 9 mos., all supplies; books; tools; OLD BOOKS, POSTCARDS, shots, wee wee pad HIMALAYAN RAGDOLL KITlinens; clothes and much prints, photos, magazines, trained, good home only, TENS $50 each. No shots, more. ads, etc. 5 4t h Antiquarian $350 firm. 517-323-1161. worming or papers. Call Book & Paper Show! Sun., 517-316-7429. Terms: Cash, local checks. Sun. Sept 25 9:30-5. Lans- BICHONFRISE 18 WEEKS, Sorry, no credit cards. Call ing Center, 333 E. Michigan Dew claws, Good with chil517-285-9019 or E-mail JACK RUSSELL PUPS, shots, Ave., Lansing. 200 tables! dren, lov e ab l e, parents on newkirkmm@y wormed. 3 mo. Great $4.50. 517-332-0112. site, shots, vet checked, with questions. temperment, calm. Reaw o r m e d , sonable price 269-998-0925 NonShedding,Hy poAllerge nic $400. (517)712-6698 KITS/CATS, RESCUED, ALL LANSING- 1601 HYLAND ST. ages; many declawed; Fri.-Sat., Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 9BLACK LAB MIX 1 yr old, www.trinity acresrescue. 5 daily. Antique bed, wamale, has all shots,; includes terbed frame & pedestal, neutered, housebroken, neuter/basic medical $45dresser, Craftsman tools, must have lg fenced yard $135. (517)410-0074 table saw, power tools, preferably country living, misc electronic parts, vin to loveable home. $100. tage radios & cameras, reKITTENS, CUTE & adorab le, 517-455-2179. cords & VHS, kitchen, 7 wks., raised w/ kids, littrunk, dog figure collecter trained, assorted colLOST Small black Shih tion, & other old stuff. VinBLUE HEELER 0 1 wks, male, ors, $25/ea. 517-230-2956 Tzu. Turner/Sheridan area. tage snowmobile & trailer. grey, shots & wormed, $100 reward. Call Dennis Numbers at 8 Fri., home $100. Pitbill 3 yr old male. 517-881-4010. opens at 9. $100. 2 yr old cat, declawed & fixed $10. 517708-7729. PORTLAND: 250 Knox Ave. Sat. Oct. 1, 9-4pm. Very BOSTON TERRIERS ADULTS L A B R A D O O D L E clean small sale includes AKC registered, $50 to MULTIGENERATIONAL furniture, dishes, silver BABY MINI good home. 517-676-4091. BEAUTIFUL,NONplate, linens, vintage girls ADORABLE DONKEYS. Spotted & solid. SHEDDING Apricot, cream toys, dolls, costume jewelGreat pets. parti,brindle,black, Ready CHIHUAHUA MALE, ry and more. Cash only Call 517-676-4702 now! Experienced breeder, WHITE&BEIGE, 15 weeks, please. Good with children, 2 yr Good with children, Health guarantee, shots, AMERICAN ESKIMO PUPloveable, parents on site, Email the Lansing Community vet checked, $1200. PIES Minis, 2 males left, pure bred, shots, vet Newspapers 24/7 at: www.labr adoodlesmichiga shots & wormed, $200. checked, $250.00. (231)938-9518 Call 517-543-2119. (517)541-9485

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BLOOMQUIST ESTATE SERVICES SALE. 1450 LAKESIDE, EAST LANSING. 3 DAY SALE. THURSDAY & FRI. 9 to 2 & SAT. 9 to 1. Sept. 29, 30 & Oct. 1. Off Coolidge Rd. between Saginaw & Lake Lansing Rd. Fine home w/ great furnish ings. Fine older china w/ RS Prussia, Nippon, Haviland, Wedgwood, Sevres, Warwick china set, Hull, Lenox, Belleek, Lladro, oriental & much more, glass w/ LeGras vase, paperwts., amythest, perfume bottles, cut glass plus, bronze items, ped. & jardinière, unusual carved clock, cuckoo clock, soapstone carvings, old mah jong set, oriental rugs, oils, watercolors, prints inc. woodblock, hand work & fashion prints. Pairpoint candle holder, snuff bot tles, gong, iron doorstops, antique cherry stand, 1870s cherry dresser, 30s vanity w/ chair, cedar chest, antique dbl. cherry four poster bed, sgl. bed, etegere, unusual handpainted oriental motif cab., cool deco era many drawer dental cab., oriental motif sofa, Lazboy sleeper sofa, fine uphol. armchairs, Victorian velvet & other uphol. pcs., modern chair w/ ottoman by Chair Works, (Finnish Ekornes style), oak bookshelf, slick blonde hi-lo table w/swivel chair set, dictionary stand, oak bookshelf, oriental marbletop black double cabinet & carved nesting table set, fine Drexel 7 pc. dining set, triple front china cab., server & side tables, desks, bench, many nice lamps inc. cloisonné, Stiffel, hanging, hookah bar brass & others, antique quilts, old & newer linens, llama blanket, mink coat, women’s clothing, a little jewelry, Christmas, lots of nice kitchen wares, sm. appl., Oneida Dover stainless set, triple malted shake machine, turbo oven, tv’s, cd, books, phones, wild r2d2 stainless gas grill, 4 wood storage cabs., shelving, household useful, food & lots of other great stuff. Numbers at 8 Thursday, garage 8:30, home opens at 9. FULL LONG DETAIL LIST & PICS at: Next week: Okemos.

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POM PUPPIES!! Shots, wormed. $200-$500 517-404-1028 or 404-6235

WANTED: UNWANTED MINI HORSE MARES 1 Palo- 4-5’ BLUE SPRUCE TREES GE UPRIGHT FREEZER appliances, air conditionmino paint, the other all Good condition. $350 or $40 each, delivered & ers, cars, trucks, vans, black, super friendly, $600 best offer. 989-224-1406 planted. Call 231-753-9322. farm machinery, lawn for pair. 517-652-9634. mowers, campers, hot REFRIG, ELECTRIC RANGE, water tanks, aluminum or Microwave White Maytag steel boats, aluminum winPUG PUPS AKC 7 & 9 wks. appliances, model year dows or doors, aluminum Health guarantee. Sweet, 2000. Range is ceramic toppers, any types of alusocial, $500. Adult Pug fecooktop, microwave is minum or steel siding, male $100. 517-676-4091. wall mount. You take 4 wheelers, go carts, trailaway. $350 for set, 100 ers, batteries. RAT TERRIER PUPS each (517)614-2007 All picked up for Free. LAB PUPPIES HUNT TEST $125 each. Call 517-628-2818 TITLED PARENTS AKC/UKC 989-593-2117 CH lines Dews/shots/v et/deworme d gundog or family com- ROTTWEILER PUPS AKC FRESH TOMATOES, sweet panion, health guar. OFA Champion lines, OFA cert. corn, beans, squash, other hips/elbows CERF PERENNIALS! Family raised. Vet veggies, peaches, apples, $950. (517)420-3597 All 4.95. Huge Fall Sale. ENTERTAINMENT/ TV CAB- NOW LEASING HUNTING checked. 517-663-6785 pears. Call 517-204-4827 EmeraldGlenLabs@gmail.c Astors, mums, turtle head, INET med. oak, smoked property. Maple River om columbine, hosta, coral glass w/drawers & lots of SHIH TZU PUPPIES beauti- TOMATOES, Area. 517 582-5184. PEACHES bells, yellow cone flower, storage. 74"high x 60"wide ful quality. Home raised, Raspberries, sweet corn, a f ll sunf l ower, crazy daiLAB PUPS AKC, 1 yellow x 21"deep. TV 26" high by akc parents on site. Prices squash, Fall Mums, pumpsies, flowering crab apple male & litter of chocolate, 33"wide Great Cond. $600. start $250. 517-945-4279 kins $1. Felzke Farms, trees, many many more. M & F. Taking dep. now. 517-323-0371 5501 W. Herbison, DeWitt. Butterfly Cafe, 660 $350-450. 989-277-6494 517-669-9459. Grovenburg, Mason, Sept ETHAN ALLEN SECRETARY. 23-24-25, 9am-twilight. MALE & FEMALE T/C Beautiful antique pine fin - MUZZLELOADERS Chihuahuas, toy size, $150 Black Diamond w/scope ish. $500.00 (989)584-6619 each, ready to go. $210; NEW Knight Shadow Call 989-235-6566 w/scope $240. 517 993HOLMES HUMIDIFIER, $55. 7034. BRASS STAND coffee taNEWFOUNDLAND PUPPY FALL UPICK RASPBERRIES ble w/glass top, $50. 50" BLACK, 7 Months, AKC Naturally raised, no ’cides 0 1 0% SEASONED HARDwood TV cabinet Registered, Good with chil- SHIH-TZU & YORKI-MIX sprayed. 8333 Mohrle Rd WOOD $65 face. Ash, Cherw/custom cut glass top, dren, loveable, pure bred, Fowlerville MI 48836. Cash Pups Small Nonshed Shots ry & Oak - cut, split & de$280. 517 676-3271. shots, vet checked, or check only. Picking is $200/up 810-895-4450 liv e red. 517-490-0955 wormed, $600.00. (616)522good! Come to country 5404 (616)841-3097 and enjoy! $5/quart SOLID OAK DINING table A AARDVARK ANTIQUES TOY POODLES www.TheRainbowsEndFar C H E R R Y , MAPLE & O A K with 8 cushioned high paying cash for guns, CKC, all shots, Males $275 m (517)223-1079 Seasoned firewood. Split, back chairs, expands to jewlery, furniture, art & each. 517-589-0257 or 517Delivered & S T A C K E D . 92", will sell for $1800. unusual & bizarre items. 256-0351. PAPILLON SABLE, 1 4’x8’x16" 517-651-5214. Beautiful cond. 517 490517-819-8700 weeks, pure breed, 2-male 8177 or 517 663-3378. 1-female CKC $550. YORKIE-DESIGNER BLACK, 8 weeks, Dew claws, shots, (517)887-8682 ANTIQUES WANTED, CASH wormed, tails done. 1 for clocks, paintings, potmale, 1 female. $400.00. ALFALFA GRASS-EXCELLENT PITBULL PUPPIES Unique tery, fine jewelry, silver, (517)543-5140 Hay $3.50 & up. Can deliv colors, 9 wks old, 1st musical instruments. Call er. 517-641-6034 shots, wormed, parents on EDISON PHONOGRAPH John 517 202-2570. site, $200 males, $250 feUPRIGHT in oak. Includes BACKYARD SHEDS & MORE males. 517-388-0874. Fletcher attachment for 989-834-2028 CASH PAID FOR diabetic playing 78’s. Several strips Up to $20 per 100. son DD records, books, litPOMERANIAN PUPPIES 12 Call 517-292-0991 erature, photos and a 12" wks old, shots & Vet RECLINER, coffee table, Nipper. 517 750 1449 ev e s. checked. $300. Call 517Selling an item bath chair, lamp, suitcase, 930-3493. SEE SOURCEADS.COM garment bag, cosmetic $$$ WANTED ATVS & golf Email the Lansing Community OR CALL LCN TOLL FREE case, ladies purses, 2 oscilcarts, 3 & 4 wheelers, runYORKIE PUPS, MALTESE & SHIH TZU PUPPIES Newspapers 24/7 at: lating fans, Tappan micro ning, non running, any 877-475-SELL Yorkie-Poos Toys Nonshed 9 weeks old. $300. ov e n & cart. Ph. 882-4036 condition 517-857-2998 $$$ Shots $300+ 989.225.1367 517-575-2665.

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WANTED BROKEN DOWN BARTENDER, SERVER AND WATCHES, wrist, pocket, line cook serving public, novelty watches. 231-276money handling, memori6061 or 231-360-7931 zation, learning recipes, and customer service. Must be 18 years of age, 1 WANTED STANDING TIMyear experience, Valid BER Paying top prices. drivers license, hard workWith over 30 yrs exp. We ing, loyal, and responsible. are in great demand for Appy in person 101 Westwalnut trees at this time. phalia Road, Westphalia, Now seal coating asphalt MI 48894 or email driveways & parking lots. hopef 269-377-3578.

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COMPUTER REVIVER: Upgrades, internet repair, virus, spyware removal, data rec. 30 day wrnty. Erik 517-484-6364. Housecalls.


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Fence for all occasions, light excavating, holes augered, bucket & pallet fork work. We clean up scrap metal for free.

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Drywall Gary’s Drywall "Hang, Finish and Repair" 517-927-3853

Fencing FENCING Sales, Installation & Repairs. Since 1971 Free Estimates Gary Spidel 517-852-1724

For Free Estimate Call 517-669-8066

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


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Floor Services

Mr. Natural’s Wood Floors • Refinishing • Repairs • Installation

FREE Estimates 393-0660 or 490-8696 Since 1988

Gutters EAVESTROUGH CLEANING & minor repair. Also Power Washing. Free estimates. Call (517) 322-4131

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We do all the work & leave it clean! Small building Tear Downs

349-7000 We Buy Junk Cars! All Areas Serviced

Home Care MEDICAL ASSISTANT looking for in home care. If you need help w/a loved one, call Mary 517-449-2653

Auto Parts 1968 V8 Chevy Motor w/ Powerglide trans, ran great when pulled, complete $200. 400 Chevy trans, $125. 323-9494. 350 USED CRATE ENGINE 5.7 w/40,000 mi. $1100. $1300 with transmission. Call 517-652-4668.

Medical Medical Billing Trainees Needed! Hospitals & Insurance Companies now hiring! No experience? Need Training? Local Training & Job Placement Available.

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327-6001 Lawn and Tree Service Erickson Lawn & Landscape Pruning, trimming, lawn installation, seeding, sodding, landscaping, plants, mulching. Senior discount Free Estimate 517-974-3732 Licensed & Insured

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

Painting-Papering -Plastering PAINTING Interior/Exterior, Top Quality Work, Fair Rates, Free Estimates, References. Call Mike Warren at 627-7732 or 256-2600

Stump Removel BENJAMIN STUMP REMOVAL Prompt service Free estimates. Insured. 517 285-7831, 517 625-5652

Tree Service Tree Removal Services Total Tree Care Since 1980

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Roofing-Siding DALTON ROOFING Serv ing the community for over 75 years. Locally owned & operated. Free estimates. Call today 517-323-9160

RELIABLE CONSTRUCTION Shingled Roof Special! No down payment, no interest up to 60 mo. Free Estimates Licensed & Insured Family owned 43 years

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Certified Computer Techs needed in Lansing area. No experience? Local job training & Placement available! 1-888-528-5541

DriversTransportation TRAINCO TRUCK DRIVING SCHOOL Day-Evening Classes Immediate Job Placment Class B Training (1 day) (517) 887-1600

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR a Lansing based professional association. 20 hours per week with some flexibility, salary low to mid 20?s. Responsibilitiesinclude: management and administration of finances, member services, and Board and Committee work. Some statewide travel and attendance at two national conferences required. Deadline for applications is October 13, 2011. Send CV/Resume with letter of interest in one file to the Michigan Psychological Association at Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor?s degree with 3-5 years in management and administration at an organizational level, excellent written and oral communication skills, good computer skills, and demonstrated ability to grow and develop a professional association.

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CERTIFIED RECREATIONAL THERAPIST Full time position. Become a member of an interdisciplinary team. Participate in treatment and marketing of activities and programs. Certification in Recreational Therapy required. Send resume and salary requirements to Business Manager, 317 E. Warwick, Suite B, Alma, MI 48801.



FULL TIME HELP WANTED In Westphalia Dairy Farm. Duties include milking & scraping, Experience milker preferred. Call Greg 517-331-0844



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September 25, 2011

Wanted to Buy

Senior living community seeks an Attendant for some weekdays 5pm to midnight shift and some weekends 4pm to midnight shift. Apply in person at: Great Lakes Christian Homes, 2050 S. Washington Rd., Holt, MI. Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at:

Homes For Sale FIRST MONTH FREE! $0 App Fee! Brand New Homes! *3 Bed/2 Bath* 1100 Sq.ft. All appliances W/D, A/C Pool, playground, Basketball, clubhouse, RV storage. Pet friendly! Call Today! 888 278-3009 Perry, MI Special expires 9/30/11 EHO

JUST ARRIVED! 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Over 1,300 Sq. Ft. Starting at just $24,900 All Credit Considered & fi nancing is available NO APPLICATION FEES! Site Rent Incentive! Call Sun Homes at Kensington Meadows TODAY! 1-888-262-1683 www.kensington EHO Exp. 9-30-11

East Lansing NURSING SPECIALTY COORDINATOR FULL-TIME Baker College of Owosso is searching for a full-time Nursing Specialty Coordinator.

t For job requirements and responsibilities, start date and work schedule, please refer to our web site at Full benefit package. Please send resume and cover letter by October 3, 2011 to: Human Resource Dept. Baker College of Owosso 1020 South Washington Owosso, MI 48867 Fax: (989) 729-3441 E-mail: AA/EOE

BAILEY - Charming updated cottage By owner - $156,800 4 br, 2 bath, many built in’s Studio behind garage w/wood stove Living room fire pl. insert Call Bob 517.927.1834

Holt-Dimondale 4465 Bowline, Lansing. 4 bdrm., 2.5 bath, 2050 sq. ft. $149,900 517-290-4829

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St. Johns

LAND CONTRACT Holt Schools. 4465 Bowline. 2050 sq.ft. 4 bdrm., 2.5 bath, 2nd fl. laundry, 2 car garage, $154,900. $10,000 down. 2 yr balloon. 517-290-4829

901 E. WIGHT ST. 3 bdrm., Newly remodeled, new roof, new flooring, new paint, cent. air, new dishwasher. 2 car garage, Nice deck, fenced yard, shed. Must see! $89,900. 517-2827791 or 989-224-2872.




Waverly BRETTON 3 bdrm., 1.5 baths, new kitchen, bath, siding, also includes fire place, hardwood floors, large lot & garage. $85,000. Call 202-0391.

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 MORRISON LAKE 65 58 Dausman Park, Clarksville. $419,000. Lake front home. Lot size 65x140, 4 bdrm., 3 full baths, 3 stall attached garage, 3 stall pole barn on separate 100x100 lot. Call 248-212-7955.

Apartments For Rent

Manufactured Homes ACT NOW & SAVE MONEY!!!

Apartments For Rent

We will pay to relocate your home to our community! *$8,500 for Doublewide *$5,500 for Singlewide *$199 Starting Site Rent! *Holt School District! *Pet Friendly NO APPLICATION FEES! Contact us! Sites are Limited Kensington Meadows 1-888-605-2237 Expires 9/30/2011 EHO

$299 MOVES YOU IN! NO RENT UNTIL NOVEMBER 1ST 3 Bdrm/ 2 Bath, over 1300 sq.ft. All Appliances, 24-hr fitness Center, C/A, Pet Friendly

INGHAM MEDICAL NEAR large 1 bdrm. upper $499+; larger 1bdrm. w/den, new carpet, bsmt. & porch, lower, $599+; new furna ces & air, all appl. including microwave & W/D. Smoke, pet, drug, alcohol environment free Mary 347-1127.

Apartments MSU-LCC-Cooley APT 1-2 BED NEWLY REMODELED 50 FEET FROM LCC, from $495. 517-204-5550 517-515-8968

Apartments Suburbs HASLETT $0 deposit Large 2 bdrms. from $495. Ph. 337-1133 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 517 881-5619.

Duplexes For Rent 5830 O R C H A R D CT. Completely remodeled, clean 3 bdrm, 1½ bath, full basement. New carpet, paint & appliances. Fenced backyard, private deck. WD hookup. Central air. $800 + util. 517-332-9255 MASON DUPLEX- 2 bdrm., ranch, 416 W. Cherry. Great location. Basement, deck, CA & yard care. $675/mo. plus util. No pets. 517 676-5666.

WAVERLY AREA Duplexes Starting at $750.

Pet friendly. For details 517-272-1000 or OnlyABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz~!@#$%^&*()_+`1234567890-=,./?;’:”[]\{}| $25,900 HOLT: SPACIOUS 2 visit:

over 1,100 Sq.Ft. 3 Bdrm/ 2 Bath All credit considered. all Appliances, Pet Friendly, CA, Pool, 24-hr Fitness Center, Sun Homes at Sunset Ridge 888-404-8459 WAC EHO Exp 9/30/11

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

Florida Property For Sale

RIVER RIDGE SUBD. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, attached garage, central air, partly fin. bsmt., 20x40 deck. Assume mortgage. Call 517- CENTRAL FLORIDA HOME $35K. Open floor plan, up321-8772 for appt. dated, fully furnished., 2 bdrm., 2 bath, Florida room, new central air/heat. Call 517-526-2936




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of Portland

HOW ABOUT A CHANGE OF SCENERY? We will pay to relocate your home to our community! $8,500 for doublewide $5,500 for singlewide $249 Site Rent Pool, Fitness Center, Pet Friendly NO APPLICATION FEE!

Call Sunset Ridge in Portland

(888) 856-0794 Expires 9/30/11 EHO

Mobile Homes For Sale

Portland Schools

Sunset Ridge/ Sun Homes 888-252-4941 Offer expires 9/30/11, EHO 615

N. PENNSYLVANIA Near Sparrow Hosp. Spacious 1 & 2 bdrm. Most utilities incl. $500 & $570 per mo +deposit. Ph. 517-204-6534.

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. CAPTIAL VIEW, 1 bd rm , clean, safe, large liv. rm. lots of closets, washer & dryer on premise, heat paid. W. 420 Ottawa. Bus stop out front. $545. 517 896-2455 or 517 322-2456

COLONIAL VILLAGE AREA: small 1 bdrm. Quiet Area. No Smoking, No Pets. Call 517-4854300

HOUSING DISCRIMINATION? Call The Fair Housing Center at: 1-877-979-FAIR. LCC/COOLEY LAW NEAR2 bdrm apt. All util. incl. W/D Incl. Sec. 8 ok. $550/mo. Jim 517-719-8163

Apartments East Lansing LARGE 1-2 BDRM., Apt. Private entrance quiet area near MSU, attached to beautiful executive home. $650 incl. util. 517-410-3666

Apartments Lansing 1019 KIMBERLY DR Near Frandor. Rent starts at $500 util & carport included. Beautiful, quiet, deluxe apt. Very best location 1 mi to university & 1 mi to LCC. Leave your car in the carport. & take the bus. 1 ½ blocks away. Save $700 for parking & gas. Price can’t be beat for quality you get. 517-4828196 $99 DEPOSIT South Lansing. Very clean 2 bedrooms, new upgrades, $560/$600. 517-393-9307.

bdrm., apt. located on quiet street along CATA bus route, free heat, free water. Will consider some pets. Stay rest of month for free. Immediate availibility. $610/mo, $390 security. 517 9275776.

-----------------MASON 2 bdrm. fireplace, cen- tral air, washer/dryer. From $750. 517-282-9669 517-349-8000 ------------------

Old Orchard Apts.

Holts Best Value $100 moves you in! "0" sec. deposit 1 or 2 bdrms Apts.

Call us today! 517-694-8975 conditions apply

Condominiums For Rent

Duplexes Townhomes

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877-475-SELL Monday - Friday, 8am – 5pm

Apartments Suburbs

GRAND LEDGE 2 bdrm. fireplace, garage, central air, washer & dryer, $650. 517-282-9669 or 517-349-8000 HOLT: 1 BDRM., 2nd floor $470 + deposit. Air. Free heat, water, trash pickup. Coin laundry. 1970 Aurelius Road. Applications, up front. ** 586-292-3681 **

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

Duplexes For Rent

NOVEMBER! 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Over 1000 Sq. Ft. All Appliances, W/D Central Air, Pet Friendly, Holt School District All credit considered Payments starting at $599 NO APPLICATION FEES Contact Sun Homes at Kensington Meadows TODAY! 1-888-235-6948 www.kensington EHO Exp. 9-30-11

WILLIAMSTON 2 bdrm. duplex, full walkout bsmt., deck, on river, firepit, comfortable & pleasant. $750+ dep. + elec. Pets considered. Avail. Sept. 8. 517-521-4448

WILLIAMSTON LARGE 2 bdrm., 1 bath, with laundry, all appliances included, plenty of parking, quiet new construction with easy walk to downtown, heat & AC is included with rent, $850mo. No smoking 517-202-6886

Homes For Rent


6332 E. Saginaw - $650.00 - 3 bedroom, 1 bath, full basement, 2000sqft, no garage, main house / apartment upstairs rented out 517-57-2668 517-622-6059 or www.sundancefamilyhomecenter. com

LANSING - 2-3 bdrm houses, 2 bdrm apts., 1-2 bdrm duplexes. $500-$800. Local owner cell 517-204-7420.

100 MEADOWLAWN 2 LANSING 4 BDRMS., 2 baths, garage, deck, city bdrm. new carpet, large park in back, stove, fridge, yard, $550 + deposit. Wadishwasher, hook up for ter & sewage incl. No pets. w/d, 5822 Monticello. $975, Section 8 OK. 517-646disc to $895 if rent is paid 6981. on or before the 1st ea mo. Avail. now. 517-622-4477.

$299 Moves You In! NO RENT UNTIL NOVEMBER 1ST 3 Bdrm/ 2 Bath, over 1300 sq.ft. All Appliances, 24-hr fitness Center, C/A, Pet Friendly Portland Schools

Sunset Ridge/ Sun Homes 888-255-6942 Offer expires 9/30/11, EHO

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


1727 Bunker Hwy $650.00 - 2 bedroom, 1 bath, parcel basement, 1408sqft, 2 story farm house, propane heat. 517-57-2668 517-622-6059 or www.sundancefamilyhomecenter. com

EATON RAPIDS 135 River Street, $550.00 - 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 792sqft, michigan basement, on the river 517-57-2668 517-622-6059 or www.sundancefamilyhomecenter. com

LANSING 612 N. Pennsylva nia, 4 bdrm, Victorian, 1800 sq.ft.,fireplace & wood burner, all hardwood floors, washer/dryer included, 3 car garage, $975+ UTIL. 517-331-182 LANSING HOME new carpet, paint, hardwood flrs, 3 bdrm. Call Terry 517-6417271 or Tom 517-214-7648. MLK, S. 2605 2 bdrm., 1 bath, large yard, 1 car garage. $550+ util. Pets OK. 517-719-5600 or 517-482-8771

POTTERVILLE 5586 Nixon, $600.00 - 2 bedroom, 1 bath, full basement, 830sqft, ranch style home 517-57-2668 517-622-6059 or www.sundancefamilyhomecenter. com

SPRINGPORT 310 Mechanic, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, ranch home on 1.5+ acres. $600 517-57-2668 517-622-6059 or www.sundancefamilyhomecenter. com SPRINGPORT For rent with option to buy. 3 bdrm. ranch, country living. kitchen appliances included. Most utilities furnish ed. $750 mo., deposit required. Ph. 517-719-4028.

CHARLOTTE Large 100 sq. ft. 2 bdrm., 1 065 PRAIRIE VIEW Dewitt country living, low utilities, 3 4 plex, $625 plus dep, laundry hookup, barrier ST. JOHNS - 4 BR, 1 1/2 deck/patio,washer/dry er free. $575 + utilities (wabaths, 1st flr laundry, dehookups, some pets ok,2 EATON RAPIDS Country cotter, sewer & trash included tached 2 car gar., $900 mo. tage close to M-99. Hardbedrooms, 1 BA, Yard, in rent). No dogs. 3 mi. W. 517-881-7166. wood floors, new carpetDishwasher, Air Conditionof Charlotte. 517-543-4073. ing & paint, 2 bdrm., dining ing, (517) 420-2780 48820 ST. JOHNS rm., kitch., util. rm, garage, CHARLOTTE LUXURY ONLY $536/MO.* on 1 acre. $700/mo. Sec. APARTMENTS Rent to Own! 1,056 Sq. Ft. dep & ref. req’d. 1 yr lease. 501 W BARNES, Lansing. Saddleback Ranch. 2 2 Bed/2 Bath, New carpet 517-663-6650 leave msg. 3 bdrm., full bsmt., 1.5 bdrm., 2 full baths. & A/C. Nice Home! car garage, fenced Pet friendly. For more inFor Details call ST. JOHNS: 2 B R , 1 1/2 yard, $775/mo. formation call: 517-272The Meadows 989 224-7707 baths, full bsmt., detached Call 517-749-3890. 1000 or visit: 2 car garage, quiet dential area, outdoor propPlanning an Auction? erty maintenance included DEWITT NICE 2 bdrm., ap& trash removal. Washer & pliances, air, garage, loGRAND LEDGE Quiet, clean See electric dryer hookups. No cated at 104 S. Chimney 2 bdrm., $575 for NONor Call LCN Toll Free pets. Employment verifica Hill. Available Oct. 15. $675 SMOKING responsible indition & references required. +. To show by appointvidual or couple, incl.heat, 877.475.SELL $850.00. (989)640-1412 ment, call 517-669-9820. no pets. 517-627-9085.

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COUNTRY LIVING, CADGEWITH FARMS DEWITT 1 bdrm, new hardwood WILLIAMSTON - UPPER apt. Clean 2 bdrm., 2 bath, floors, carport, nice yard, for rent. House in country. sunroom facing the pond, storage unit, some util. 3 bdrm./2 bath upper, corner lot, 2 car garage, incl. $485. 248-756-3224 Incl. all util. & satellite. with fireplace. COOLEY/LCC NEAR Call: 810-923-1062 $40,000/best offer. AnxStudio & 1 bdrm. apts. ious to sell. Senior com- FOR RENT 1 bedroom apt. starting at $500 incl. util. Downtown St. Johns munity 55+. 517-371-101. except elect. Free wireless 989-224-8053 internet. 517-482-9921 CADGEWITH FARMS Mon.-Fri. 10am-4pm. FRANDOR/CHESTER RD., Clean 2 bdrm., 2 bath, MSU FREE HEAT-WATER! sunroom facing the pond, DOWNTOWN 408 W. IONIA. DIMONDALE: 2 BDRM., 2 Spacious 2 bdrm. Quiet, corner lot, 2 car garage, car garage, full walk-out Studio ($460) & room clean, lg. closets, laundry, $40,000/best offer. Anxbsmt., appliances includ($335). Utilities included. carport, mini blinds. Conious to sell. Senior comed, country setting. Close to LCC & Cooley . venient location on bus munity 55+. 517-371-101. $995/mo. 517 646-0789. 517-749-3890. route. From $650. 517-6417645 or 641-7788. FREE HEAT & WATER. Auto Owners/Waverly. Quiet desirable neighborhood. Lg. clean 1 & 2 bdrm. No FREE RENT TILL pets. From $575. 517-712CEMETERY LOTS (4), NOVEMBER! GRAND LEDGE 4915, 202-3234, 323-1153 Deepdale Cemetery, sec. 3 Bedroom/2 Bath 2 bdrm. townhouse, 12, on the road. $7000/all Over 1000 Sq. Ft. large kitchen, 1.5 bath, or best offer. 517-285-2674 PINEWOOD CLUB APTS. All Appliances, W/D bsmt, garage. $675+ util. LANSING Central Air, Pet 517-719-5600 or LOT#11-B 1-4 spaces, Gar1 & 2 bdrms. Pet friendly. Friendly, Holt School 517-482-8771 den of Miracles in E lawn Call for more information District Memory Gardens, Okemos. 517-272-1000 or visit All credit considered $3000. 231-889-7979 a v Payments starting at MASON LARGE updated 2 $599 bdrm., 2 story + bsmnt. NO APPLICATION FEES laundry hookup, carport, Contact Sun Homes S. SIDE very nice, clean, i f replace. Patio w/ courtat Kensington Meadows quiet 2 bdrm., $475, yard. Newer appliances & TODAY! washer/dryer hookup. paint. Trash, lawn, major 1-888-259-3891 517-388-0584. snow incl. No big dogs. www.kensington Nice area. $720 +. 517-853-6307. EHO Exp. 9-30-11 When you need repairs


Synopsis of the Minutes of the September 6, 2011 City Council Meeting 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; DDA/Main Street Director Reagan; Wastewater Superin tendent Sherman; and Police Officer Thomas Presentation - Ernie West of C2AE gave an update and presented photos on the progress of the Wastewater Treatment Plan Improve ment Project. Presentation - DDA/Main Street Director Reagan gave his monthly report. Approval of Resolution 1-81 approving Change Order No. 4 to the WWTP Contract with Davis Construction. All in favor. Approved. Approval of Resolution 1-82 approving the Park and Recreation Board’s recommendation to approve a proposed detour route and wing wall design for MDOT’s Bridge Removal Project. All in favor. Approved. Approval of Resolution 1-83 approving the Board of Light and Power’s recommendation to approve Farabee Mechanical, Inc.’s request for payment for installing emission reduction equipment on the generators at the Electric Plant. All in favor. Approved. Approval of Resolution 1-84 approving, authorizing, and directing the Mayor and City Clerk to sign the joint funding agreement for the operation of a stream gauging station. All in favor. Approved. Approval of Resolution 1-85 approving the Board of Light & Power’s recommendation to approve and MPPA Energy Services Agreement and designate the City’s Electric Superintendent or the City Manager as the Member Authorized Representative. All in favor. Approved. Approval of Resolution 1-86 approving an amendment to the agreement between the City of Portland and the Police Officers Labor Council Portland Police Department Unit. All in favor. Approved. Approval of Resolution 1-87 approving an agreement between the City of Portland and the City of Portland Employees Chapter of Local 1910.02 Michigan AFSCME Council #25, AFL-CIO. All in favor. Approved. Approval of Resolution 1-88 approving the same health insurance for non-union City employees that union employees receive. All in favor. Approved. Approval of the Consent Agenda - Motion by Clement, supported by Fabiano, to approve the Consent Agenda. All in favor. Adopted. Adjournment - Motion by Clement, supported by Fabiano, to adjourn the regular meeting at 8:10 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-955578 9/25/2011

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ENJOY THE FALL COLORS 2005 GEORGETOWN XL Lakefront on scenic Duck Class A, 37 ft., gas, 3 Lake, w/use of private hot slides, 7000 mi., excellent tub. paddleboat, row boat, con., TV satellite dish, canoe, Kitchenette, Direct washer/dryer. Selling due TV, Firepit, Sleeps 8. Near Haslett Lakefront Home to health. Reduced to seek f e male roommate Mt Pleasant. $175/wkend. $70,000. Ph. 517-521-4161. (non-smoker) $475/m in$350/Week 989-435-4045. cludes all utilities, cable, Internet, pool/clubhouse 3 HI LO 1989 25 ft., self contained, sleeps 4. sway bar, bedrooms, 2.5 BA, Yard, hitch incl. Always garaged. Washer/Dryer in unit, High recond. refrig. very good Speed Internet, Fireplace, cond. $6000. 517-589-0257. Eat in Kitchen or Dining Room, Balcony, Deck, Pa216 S. MLK BLVD. 2 unit tio or Porch, (517)490-3162 for $400 per unit + 1/2 util. honeybun9661@comcast. Room w/shared bath, $250 net.k Room w/private bath $350; efficiency $400. 2 bdrm. $500 all util. incl. 484-5619


HOUSE LOCATED IN downtown Lansing. Wanted 3 room-mates to share condo style building. Close to Sparrow, Cooley, LCC & MSU. W/D, free parking, lots of living space, all utilities included, rent starts at $500/mo or less. Call 517 230-8207.

108 BRIDGE ST. Dimondale, Mi. 500 Sq. Ft. Commercial Building,Central Air $600 Month Plus Utilities (517)646-8887 48821

Deluxe office space for rent in Delta Township. Close to I-496 and I-96 with a beauti ful tile entry to reception area. Includes, 3 offices, conference room, break room, and 2 baths. 1420 sq.ft. of office with attached 1090 sq. ft. of heated warehouse/garage with 2 overhead doors & private bath. Only $9.50/sq.ft. "NOT TRIPLE NET" YOU PAY ONLY: Gas, Electric, Water, Sewer, and Refuse. *3 FREE MONTHS WITH QUALIFIED LEASEE! Contact: Ted VanDeventer @ 517202-3135

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GRAND LEDGE DOWNTOWN 1500 sq.ft. perfect for of fice, store or studio. $495 THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COL+ util. Call 517-886-5579. LECTOR 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 Jeffery L Courtnay, to America’s Wholesale LendOUTBOARD MOTORS- ing, Mortgagee, dated JanuU S E D 2 through 25HP, ary 1, 1999 and recorded some longshaft, some January 12, 1999 in Liber elec. start, 2 line pres- 543, Page 3735, Ionia County sure tanks, 517-663-0576 Records, Michigan. Said mortgage is now held by Bak of America, NA successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP FKA Countrywide Home Loans Servicing LP by assignment. There is claimed to be due KAWASAKI VULCAN 900 at date hereof the sum 8400 miles, new handle- of the Forty-One Thousand Six bars, custom seat, engine Hundred Sixty-Two and guard, bags, windshield, 94/100 Dollars ($41,662.94) after market loudpipes, including interest at 8.5% Blue $5200. 517-541-0282 per annum.

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you may tain rights. Dated: September 4, 2011 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File No. 617.8274 PRO-950847 9/4, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 2011

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 Dina M. Schueller and Joseph E. Schueller, husband and wife, to Fifth Third Mortgage Company, Mortgagee, dated May 22, 2008 and recorded May 30, 2008 in Liber 608, Page 3282, Ionia County Records, Michigan. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred ThirtyEight Thousand Eight Hundred Thirty-Three and 8/100 Dollars ($138,833.08) including interest at 6.25% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue at the South entrance to the Ionia County Circuit Courthouse Building in Ionia, Michigan at 10:00 a.m. on OCTOBER 20, 2011. Said premises are located in the Township of Keene, Ionia County, Michigan, and are described as: That part of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 3, Town 6

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3, North, Range 8 West, described as: Commencing at the Southeast corner of Section 34, Town 7 North, Range 8 West; thence North 89 degrees 57 minutes 02 seconds West 29.62 feet along the South line of said Section 34 to the East line of said Section 3; thence North 89 degrees 57 minutes 02 seconds West 518.57 feet along the North line of said Section 3; thence South 00 degrees 37 minutes 42 seconds East 252.00 feet parallel with said East line; thence South 89 degrees 57 minutes 02 seconds East 518.57 feet; thence North 00 degrees 37 minutes 42 seconds West 252.00 feet along said East line to the point of begin ning. 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: September 1, 2011 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File No. 200.8375 PRO-952421 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 2011



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 Dina M. Schueller and Joseph E. Schueller, husband and wife, to Fifth Third Mortgage Company, Mortgagee, dated May 22, 2008 and recorded May 30, 2008 in Liber 608, Page 3282, Ionia County Records, Michigan. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred ThirtyEight Thousand Eight Hundred Thirty-Three and 8/100 Dollars ($138,833.08) including interest at 6.25% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue at the South entrance to the Ionia County Circuit Courthouse Building in Ionia, Michigan at 10:00 a.m. on OCTOBER 20, 2011. Said premises are located in the Township of Keene, Ionia County, Michigan, and are described as: That part of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 3, Town 6 North, Range 8 West, described as: Commencing at the Southeast corner of Section 34, Town 7 North, Range 8 West; thence North 89 degrees 57 minutes 02 seconds West 29.62 feet along the South line of said Section 34 to the East line of said Sec-

tion 3; thence North 89 degrees 57 minutes 02 seconds West 518.57 feet along the North line of said Section 3; thence South 00 degrees 37 minutes 42 seconds East 252.00 feet parallel with said East line; thence South 89 degrees 57 minutes 02 seconds East 518.57 feet; thence North 00 degrees 37 minutes 42 seconds West 252.00 feet along said East line to the point of begin ning. 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: September 1, 2011 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File No. 200.8375 PRO-950785 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 2011

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XJ8 2001 Beautiful, 8 cyl, Lthr, 17250mi.,

Chevrolet 2008 MALIBU LTZ $13,995 loaded, leather, 25K mi., 90 day warranty Mint City Auto 989-640-1899 2003 CHEVY MALIBU LS $4295 Loaded, sunroof, CD, sharp, 90 day wrty Mint City Auto 989-640-1899 ’99 CHEVY S-10 EXT CAB 3 dr, tinted windows, 153K mi

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BUICK LUCERNE 2008 $13,700 Well cared for & maintained, loaded, 1 owner 517-930-5181

$5000/BEST 517-372-4408

Ford F150 1991 $750 200,000 miles, heavy rear suspension, 300 cu in engine auto. Alum. const. topper, $100. 517 505-6685. FORD EXPEDITION XLT SPORT 2006 $13,900 62K mi., 8 cyl, 3rd Row Seats, White 517-927-5004 2001 FOCUS $4995/BEST No rust, avg. miles, great mpg, new tires, loaded. Excellent condition 989-640-7932

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per Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue at the South entrance to the Ionia County Circuit Courthouse Building in Ionia, Michigan at 10:00 a.m. on OCTOBER 6, 2011. Said premises are located in the City of Orleans, Ionia County, Michigan, and are described as: Lots 44 and 45 of Reimers’s Subdivision according to the plat thereof as recorded in Liber 2 on Page 7, except part of Lot 44 of the recorded plat of Reimers’s Subdivi sion to Long Lake, Town 8 North, Range 7 West, described as: beginning at the Southeast corner of said Lot 44; thence South 89 degrees 04 minutes 40 seconds West 7.00 feet along the South line of Lot 44; thence North 10 degrees 42 minutes 32 seconds East 51.97 feet; thence North 89 degrees 04 minutes 40 seconds East 1.28 feet along the North line of Lot 44; thence South 15 degrees 15 minutes 00 seconds West 53.00 feet along the East line of Lot 44 to the point of beginning. 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 cer-

Legals Gasper, Ellis, Belding, Michigan died 08/10/2011. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless presented to RICK GASPER, named personal representative or proposed personal representative, or to both the probate court at Courthouse, Ionia, MI 48846 and the named/proposed personal representative within 4 months after the date of publication of this notice.


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COMPASS 2009 $17,000 4 cyl, Sun and Sound, moonroof, 26829mi., Black 517-402-1744

Lincoln LINCOLN MKS 2010 Moonroof, 19,000 miles.

$30,800 517-238-5001

Mini Vans CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY 2006 $11,990 Touring Mini-van, 6 cyl, Nav, Lthr, loaded, 85880mi. 517-655-3676 HANDICAP VANS 5751 S CEDAR USED, BOUGHT & SOLD Mini & full size Call Dale @ the Handicap Van Store 517-882-7299

Oldsmobile CUTLASS GL 1999 58K mi., 1 Owner, Runs & looks great, lady owned! 517-819-0921 Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at:

Pontiac 2002 BONNEVILLE SLE $4995 3800 V6, leather, sunroof, loaded, sharp! Mint City St Johns 989-640-1899 MONTANA MINI-VAN 2002 $4150 Lthr, dbl pwr seat, rear a/c, DVD, CD/Cass., 2 sliding drs. 150K mi. 517-202-3687

Sport Utility Vehicles CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER LS 2006 $12,900/BEST 62,045 mi., pw, pl, cr, tlt, 4x4 6 cyl, Burgundy 517-202-3147

Date:8/24/11 Karen S. McFadden P-57043 403 W. Main Belding, MI 48809 616.794.1220 RICK GASPER 12620 Hart St. Greenville, MI 48838 PRO-956148 9/25/11

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STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF IONIA NOTICE TO CREDITORS Decedent’s Estate FILE NO. 1-326-DE Estate of LEONA MARIE GASPER Date of birth: 09/21/1920 TO ALL CREDITORS:* NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, Leona Marie Gasper, who lived at 1240 W.

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Trucks GMC SIERRA 1500 SLE 2002 EXT CAB $7,995 V8 142K New Tires, Needs Nothing, Great MPG 517-420-8203

Vans HANDICAP VANS 5751 S CEDAR USED, BOUGHT & SOLD Mini & full size Call Dale @ the Handicap Van Store 517-882-7299

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SUZUKI GRAND VITARA XSPORT 2001 $3,800 4 cyl, 4WD, 138460mi, maroon, no rust, well kept 517-230-4895

CAR DON’T WORK Or is crashed! Tired of spending money? Will pay you Cash Today & tow away free! Call 517-505-2098

GMC ENVOY SLT 2003 $9,000 6 cyl, Lthr, 150,000mi., Burgundy. One owner 517-881-1574

VEHICLES WANTED DEAD/ALIVE Top $$ paid, Free towing. Same day pickup. 7 Days. 517-487-8704

Sport Cars SMART FORTWO PASSION 2008 $10,400 3 cyl, CD changer, 22550 mi, Gray, 40 mpg. Fun 517-230-4895

Toyota ’01 HIGHLANDER $9,250 1 owner, all power, 109K mi., 4 cyl., 2WD. Excellent condition 989-288-5395 Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at:


Junk Cars Wanted CAR DON’T WORK Or is crashed! Tired of spending money? Will pay you cash Today & tow away free! Call 517-505-2098 WE PAY TOP DOLLAR for used cars, trucks & vans. Will beat any offer. Free towing. 517-482-2260 BENJAMIN & SON A1 TOWING WANTED Junk cars, vans & trucks. Top $ paid . 517-372-9737 JT WRECKER SERVICE CASH PAID Wanted junk cars, trucks, vans, any cond. Free tow 7 days 517-393-8000


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