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Vol. 47 - No. 52

January 16, 2011

Secretary of State office to be moved

Okemos seeks input on potential cuts


OKEMOS – Faced with an array of possible financial setbacks, the Okemos school district will host a community forum to help develop measures to cope what could develop into a full-blown crisis in the Catherine coming months. Ash The forum is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18 in the Senior Center at Chippewa School. A forum took pace in November, and a third may be scheduled in April or May. Superintendent Dr. Catherine Ash said the goal has been the education of the Okemos school community on Michigan finances, as well as where the Okemos budget itself stands. “It’s important to bring community members to the table as we figure out what our priorities are,” Ash said. “We’re facing very difficult decisions, and we need to engage our community in those discussions,” she added. By state law, school districts must set their budgets by June 30, the close of their fiscal year. That’s good if the

Forum set to deal with money woes


East Lansing and Meridian Township residents who dislike using the Internet to renew a driver’s license or purchase license tabs will have to drive to a new Secretary of State Super!Center beginning Feb. 11 — a move that has drawn criticism from local lawmakers. The Michigan Secretary of State has announced it will combine its East Lansing and Lansing branch offices next month in the Frandor shopping center.


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The Secretary of State’s office in East Lansing on Albert Street is scheduled to close Feb. 4 and be consolidated at a new, larger center in the Frandor shopping center. The new site is scheduled to open on Feb. 11. The two offices, 400 Albert Street in East Lansing and 108 S. Washington Square, Lansing, will be consolidated into a Capital Area Super!Center branch office at 3315 E. Michigan Avenue.

Randall Thompson, director of communications for new Secretary Ruth Johnson, said the existing offices are planned to close on Friday, Feb. 4, and the See

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Tired of thefts, man acts By DAWN PARKER |

HASLETT – John Rivas knew his Christmas decorations were disappearing, victims of anonymous theft. After the thefts had gone on for several nights, he did what he felt he had to do: Waited for the thief to show up. Rivas got what he was after, holding the thief until Meridian Township police could arrive. Rivas and his father have operated Jonathon’s Barber Shop for 16 years. During the week between Christmas and New Year’s, Rivas came to the shop to find things missing – floodlights from the front of the shop and decorative items. The final straw came after the thief dislodged a PVC pipe which – unbe-

knownst to him – was actually attached to underground electrical wiring Rivas had previously installed. “He thought he could just take the light and go,” Rivas said. Instead, the thief ripped it out and left it across the shop’s steps. At the same time, cameras trained on the parking lot had picked up movement, prompting Rivas to play his own waiting game. “I decided to stay a little bit later and see if he would come back, and sure enough he did,” Rivas said. Rivas surprised the thief in the middle of winding up an outdoor extension cord, See Thefts/page 6

Where: Senior Center, Chippewa School When: Tuesday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m. Focus: Priorities for possible budget cuts; education on school finances

Legislature fixes its budget around the same time, but that process has gone well into October at least once in recent years. That delay could be catastrophic for Okemos as it prepares for the 2011-12 school year. The district’s fund balance is projected to hit $1.8 million on June 30, or approximately 4 percent, and that money could be exhausted completely next year from the new financial challenges it faces.

Crisis possible

Director of Accounting Services Robert Clark said if the worst-case scenario occurs, Okemos could face having to find an extra $4.5 million to preserve that fund balance. While many of their

assumptions are based on hearsay, Clark said it’s necessary to have something from which to plan. With Michigan facing a $1.8 billion budget deficit, it’s likely further cuts will be made in the per-pupil foundation allowance. Clark estimates a $100 reduction, or $394,000 lost to the district. Also uncertain is hike in the district’s contribution to teacher penisons, currently at 20.66 percent of payroll dollars, already up this year from 16.94 percent. Clark has heard the rate for 2011-12 will be close to 25 percent, but he’s assuming a 3 percent rise, or $600,000. Health insurance may go up 10 percent, accounting See

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“It’s important to bring community members to the table as we figure out what our priorities are. We’re facing very difficult decisions, and we need to engage our community in those discussions.” — Catherine Ash, Okemos superintendent

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News in brief Okemos middle school performs Marriage revival program will musical play,‘Best of Both Worlds’ return at Francis Retreat Centeer

The musical play “Best of Both Worlds” will be presented by seventh and eighth graders at Chippewa Middle School Auditorium, 4000 N. Okemos Road Okemos, Friday, Jan. 21 and Saturday, Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for $5. The play is based on the book is by Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus. Lyrics are by Flip Kobler. Music is by Dennis Poore. The director is Sam O’Neil. O’Neil said the play “comes face to face with the hard reality of high school in this pop musical adventure where the best - and worst - of both worlds meet.”

Retrouvaille (French for rediscovery), the popular international marriage program, returns to the Lansing area, Jan. 21-23 at St. Francis retreat center in DeWitt. For information or to register, visit or www.Help or call Retrouvaille of Lansing 1-800-470-2230.

Kiwanis Club of Okemos hosts program on church renovation

The Kiwanis Club of Okemos will hold its weekly meeting Tuesday, Jan. 18, at Okemos Community Church, 4734 N. Okemos Road, Kiwanis of East Lansing will hear Okemos, at 6 p.m. McAllister will present a program on about Veterans Services Division theLee Okemos Community Church Building The Kiwanis Club of East Lansing will Renovation. Call Terry at (517) 349-2028 for meet Monday, Jan. 17 at 11:50 a.m. on the more information. second floor of the Student Union Building, MSU, corner of Abbot and Grand River. Zonta Meridian East will hold The scheduled program is: Major General guest night at historical center Robert W Smith III, director, Veterans SerZonta Meridian East invites the public vice Division. For more information, visit to their guest night Thursday, Jan. 20, 5:30 p.m. at the Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame, 213 W. Main St., Team Catus to perform all-ages Lansing. Women in business and the profesconcert at (SCENE) Metrospace sions are invited. An all-ages concert featuring Team CaThere will be a guided tour of the Womtus with special guests Chris Beyer and the en’s Historical Center. Refreshments will be Tea Mob Ten will take place at (SCENE) served. Metrospace, 110 Charles St., East Lansing, on Saturday, Jan. 22. Doors open at 8 p.m. Crossroads UMC to hold dinner and music begins at 9 p.m. Cover at the fund-raiser for building project door is $5. Swiss steak, potatoes, vegetables and Haslett American Legion will host homemade pie are on the menu when CrossUnited Methodist Church invites the breakfast fund-raiser to aid family roads public to dinner Saturday, Jan. 15, 4-7 p.m. A pancake breakfast fund-raiser will be at the church, corner of Haslett and Zimmer held from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29 roads north of Williamston and east of Hasat the Stephen W. Frank American Legion lett. Cost is $7.50 for adults and $4 for chilPost 269, 1485 Haslett Road. The public is dren. welcome to attend. Proceeds will help the church purchase The charity event is being held on behalf and install new flooring in the fellowship of Haslett residents Lynne and Leslie Baeh- hall. The women of the church will sell pies re, whose home was lost in a fire. Cost is in an additional fundraiser. $5 for all-you-can-eat pancakes, and also inFor details, call the church at (517) cludes bacon or sausage. Children 8 years 655-1466, e-mail old and younger can eat for $4. or visThose who cannot attend, but who wish it www.crossroadsof to make a donation, may do so by sending it in care of the post. For more information, Meridian Garden Club will hold call the post at (517) 339-9018. hear expert on herb gardening

Potter Park Zoo will host docent recruitment seminar Jan. 15

Stop by Potter Park Zoo, 1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing, and find out how you can be a part of the team of dynamic volunteers known as the Potter Park Zoo docents on Saturday, Jan. 15, 10 a.m.-noon. Those interested will also have the opportunity to fill out an application and schedule an interview. For more information, call (517) 483-4222 or visit www.potterpark

The Meridian Garden Club will meet Jan. 17 at the Nancy Moore Park Service Center, 1960 Gaylord Smith Court in East Lansing (off Okemos Road, north of Grand River Ave.). A business meeting begins at 9 a.m. followed by a speaker at 10 a.m. Carol Czechowski is a member of the Michigan Herb Association and the Herb Society of America. Her topic will be “A Faerie Garden: Tiny Plants for Small Places.” Contact Char Sulin, membership chair, (517) 339-2368, for more information.

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Sixth grader qualifies for national race Julia Haas, 10, of East Lansing, placed third in the NASTAR Midwest Open held at Crystal Mountain ski resort in Thompsonville, Mich., on Dec. 18. Her finish qualifies her for the NASTAR Nationals to be held in Winterpark, Colo., in late March this year. This will be the fourth year Julia will compete at the national level. She is a sixth grader in Glencairn Elementary and attributes her success in ski racing to her father’s training and just liking to ski fast. She has been skiing since she was three. Former Olympian A.J. Kitt was the pacesetter for the race.

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new office is scheduled to open on Friday, Feb. 11. Thompson said the move is “part of Secretary Land’s consolidation process” and has been a year in the making. “It’s been slated for some time,” Thompson added. State Rep. Mark Meadows’ (D-East Lansing), who has opposed the closing of the East Lansing, citing its impact on MSU students, learned of the closing of the local offices on Dec. 29 in a letter from the Secretary of State. The plan was originally announced in November 2009. Meadows fought it then, citing a state statute which requires cities of at least 10,000 residents to have a branch unless they are within five miles of a county office location. “These transactions, whatever they may be, need to be convenient to the population,” Meadows said. Meadows said he was going to make a last-ditch effort to convince Secretary of State Ruth Johnson that the consolidation effort is a bad idea. State Sen. Gretchen Whit-

mer (D-East Lansing), said, “The current East Lansing branch is the only option for many Michigan State University students who have no or limited access to transportation,. “Creating these unnecessary road blocks for basic government services only seeks to disenfranchise a certain portion of our population. Additionally, the Secretary of State has yet to provide actual cost savings that would warrant such a closure.” Thompson said the initial figures from November 2009 were “based on an estimate”. Annual savings initially projected at $2,200 have risen to $34,386.12 The additional 4,320 square feet credited to the downtown Lansing office, Thompson said, includes offices at the same address for the Office of the Great Seal and for hearing officers. The Office of the Great Seal will move to the Austin Building, while hearing officers will be based at the new location. Meadows disputes the savings, saying the cost of moving expenses and terminating current leases are not being taken into consideration. The new location, for which a con-

tract has been signed, will offer Saturday morning hours, according to the letter. The new center would be one of only a handful such centers statewide. They offer self-service stations for license tab renewals, instant title service, Saturday morning

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”It’s the closest thing to an admission as you can get,” she told jurors. The criminal counts are related to alleged sexual acts that prosecutors say happened in 2003 and 2004, when the alleged victim was between the ages of 14 and 16. The alleged victim graduated in 2006. One of Polston’s attorneys, Frank Reynolds said the alleged victim’s motive for making the allegations was to extort money from Polston. The alleged victim retained an attorney, who in 2009 worked out a $70,000 out-of-court settlement with Polston. One reason why Polston may have agreed to that settlement, Reynolds said, was to protect his wife and two young children from inevitable publicity about the allegations.

Rivas expressed no concerns for his own safety. “I didn’t want to lose out (and) just have him scared away – I wanted him caught,” he said. “I just happened to be in the right place at the right time.” Meridian Township Police Lt. Greg Frenger confirmed a call came in to police at 3:50 a.m. January 2. “He’d

had some items taken and he thought the person would come back, so he waited,” Frenger said. Jason Parmelee, 35, of Haslett was arraigned on a misdemeanor charge of larceny of items valued between $200 and $1,000. All the stolen items were recovered from his nearby apartment.

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CHARLOTTE -- Ex-Okemos High School teacher William Bryan Polston has been found guilty of six counts of criminal sexual conduct involving a student. He was found guilty shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, by a jury in Eaton County. He was remanded to the Eaton County Jail Polston without bond. In closing arguments in Polston’s trial, Eaton County Assistant Prosecutor Kelly Morton told jurors to focus on the secretly recorded conversations between Polston and his former

accused him of having a sexual relationship with her. In recordings of cell phone conversations, made in July 2008, the alleged victim asks Polston why he wanted to have sex with her, and why he allowed the relationship to happen. Morton listed some of Polston’s responses in those recordings: “I have no justification.” “I had the ability to say, no, and I didn’t.” Morton acknowledged that Polston never admitted anything. She told jurors to focus on the context of what was said. “He’s apologizing,” Morton said, “without outright saying, ‘I had sex with you in high school.’

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Some of the victim’s property was recovered, Johnstone said. A woman who drove the suspect to the meeting was also taken into custody on an outstanding warrant from Eaton County for failure to appear on charges of operating a meth lab. The woman was turned over to Eaton County, Johnstone said. • A recent traffic stop ended with a Lansing woman in custody on a charge of operating under the influence of drugs. At 7:56 p.m. Jan. 8, an officer observed a vehicle speeding west on Grand River, traveling at approximately 40 miles per hour in a 25 mph zone. The officer reported the vehicle had difficulty staying in its lane. The officer stopped the vehicle near Grand River and Kensington. The officer detected a strong odor of marijuana from

both the car and the driver after stopping the vehicle near the Grand River Avenue and Kensington Road intersection, say police. The driver, a 26-year-old Lansing woman told the investigating officer she had smoked marijuana earlier that day. After conducting field sobriety tests, the officer arrested for driving under the influence of drugs, according to police reports. • A 43-year-old Lansing woman was taken to the hospital Jan. 9 following a one-car accident. At 6:08 p.m., the driver of a 1997 Oldsmobile traveling southbound on Abbot left the roadway near the intersection of Abbot and Fern and struck a light pole. The woman told police her brakes had been “acting up”, Johnstone said. She was transported to Sparrow Hospital with cuts to her forehead, police reports say.

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Regional planning head announces retirement

The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission has announces the retirement of Executive Director Jon W. Coleman after 35 years of service to the TriCounty Region. Coleman began his career at theplanning commission in 1975 as a regional planner and Coleman has been the executive director since 1986, and has made many lasting contributions to the region. The commission is one of the oldest regional planning commissions in the country still providing planning and addressing the growth and development issues for Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties, officials said. A retirement reception will be held in honor Coleman’s honor on Wednesday, Jan. 26, from 4-6:30 p.m. at the East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 MAC Ave., East Lansing. Presentation at 6 p.m. RSVP, acceptance only, by Jan. 21 to (517) 393-0342 or — From the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission

BCBSM to cover neurosurgery service at East Lansing site

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) and Lansing Neurosurgery in East Lansing have announced that effective Jan. 11, the services of Lansing Neurosurgery will be included as a covered service by BCBSM. As a BCBSM provider in the statewide BCBSM Network, the surgeons at Lansing Neurosurgery are now accepting referrals for patients with Blue Cross insurance. The process for physician referrals and their patients has just become easier. “We’re very happy to have Lansing Neurosurgery as part of our network,” said Dr. Tom Simmer, Blues senior vice president and chief medical officer. “This is good news for everyone in the Lansing area and enhances our member’s access to quality care.” “The surgeons at Lansing Neurosurgery look forward to partnering with Blue Cross,” stated Dr. Christopher Abood, neurosurgeon and president of Lansing Neurosurgery. “This will make it easier for physicians in the mid-Michigan region to make referrals to LN when there is a need, and make it much more convenient for area patients to receive the expert neurosurgical services that

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Meridian Township’s Downtown Development Authority has selected its board officers for the new year. Here are the new officers: • Chairman Brian Dale of Edward Jones Investments; • Vice Chair Sherry Fisher of Bottoms Up; • and secretary/treasurer Jim Raynak of Okemos Ace Hardware. The term of the selection continues through the calendar year of 2011 Meridian’s Downtown Development Authority (otherwise known as “Downtown Okemos”) is celebrating is in its fifth year. The district is charged with undertaking public improvements within the authority’s district, including promoting economic growth, increasing property tax valuation and halting property value deterioration. The authority’s board meets at 8 a.m. on the first Monday of each month, at the Meridian Activity Center, 4675 Okemos Road, Okemos. — From the Meridian Township Downtown Development Authority

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The two-day event draws an estimated crowd of approximately 70,000 to 80,000 with its showcase of more than 200 artist exhibitors, live music, an international food court, a children’s activities area and more. Visit to learn more. Artists with questions can contact the East Lansing Art Festival office at (517) 319-6804.



and festivals. This ranking is based upon artist responses regarding art sales at the festival. In essence, the topselling festivals make it into the national standings. The East Lansing Art Festival is held annually each May in downtown East Lansing. This year’s festival is set to take place on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22.



have original work for sale and must be onsite the entire weekend of the festival. No representatives, brokers, imports or commerciallymade items are permitted. The East Lansing Art Festival is one of the region’s premier festivals. The festival was recently ranked 54th in the country in “Sunshine Artist” magazine’s list of the “200 Best” art fairs



2011 event. The following media is accepted: Printmaking, painting, drawing, photography, digital art, 2-D and 3-D mixed media, sculpture, function and nonfunctional ceramics, metal, glass, wood, wearable fiber, non-wearable fiber, precious jewelry, non-precious jewelry and leather. Accepted artists must


officials say All applications will be reviewed by a selection committee made up of art experts for possible inclusion in the 2011 festival. Selection is based upon quality, creativity, design, technical competence and presentation. Selected artists are invited to exhibit their work among other talented artist exhibitors from across the continent at the

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E.L wrestlers score big wins


It was just two years ago when East Lansing wrestling coach Don Behm made the decision to put six freshman wrestlers into his varsity lineup. Behm didn’t have much of a choice as the majority of his team graduated from the year before, and the Trojans’ wrestling program was in a rebuilding mode at the time. “I remem-

ber we put them in there and said, ‘well, what better time to learn then now,” Behm said. “They had to pay the price early on, but now, it looks like it was the right decision.” Now in their junior season, that group has helped lead East Lansing to an above .500 record this season. They have had several big victories thus far, including a win over CAAC Blue foe Lansing Everett

last week. Behm says that this is the best start his team has gotten off to in a long time. “It’s very rewarding to see as a coach, knowing that these kids have worked this hard to get this far,” Behmn said. “They stuck with it, never gave up, and now, it really is paying dividends.” This is Behm’s 43rd year coaching the varsity wrestling team at East Lansing. However, it is his first year

coaching while not being a teacher. Behm retired from teaching after last year, and says that his free time gives him more time to focus on coaching the sport he loves. “When you have been around wrestling as long as I have, it is always nice to give back to the sport you love,” said Behm, who was a two-time NCAA All-American while wrestling at Michigan State from 1964-68. they grow. ‘

Vikes move on after 1-point loss back-and-forth trading baskets throughout the contest. With the score tied at 51 and just under a minute reHASLETT- Zach Parker maining in the game, Holt’s scored a team-high 20 points, including a 3-pointer Jordan Herron made an acrobatic lay-up while getting on the final play of the game, but Haslett fell to Holt fouled. He hit the free throw to give Holt a 3-point lead. 56-55 in a CAAC crossover After Haslett senior Presmatchup Jan. 11. ton Watson split a pair of This game last Tuesday free throws, the Rams were featured two evenly able to get a quick layup matched teams that went


on the other end from senior Tim Scott, giving them a four-point advantage with only six seconds remaining on the clock. Haslett senior Zach Parker got the ball on the final play and leaned into a Holt defender while hitting a 3-pointer as time expired. Haslett fans thought Parker was fouled, but the refs did not blow the whistle.

Parker led Haslett with a team-high 20 points. Senior Zach Porritt added 13 points and five assists for Haslett (4-2). “We felt like we could go toe-to-toe with them, make some good things happen, give ourselves a chance to win at the end, and that’s what happened,” HasSee



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lett coach Rob Porritt said. “Unfortunately for us, we didn’t come out with a win, which leaves these kids crushed because they we’re really looking forward to this game. This is one of those games that they had circled on their schedule when they first saw it. But this is a good group of players that will be

able to bounce back from this, even though it hurts a little right now.” Haslett was scheduled to play Fowlerville on Friday, after the press deadline “We’ll move forward, but I did see some real positives we can take from this game,” Porritt said. “I see that we are so much better at dealing with adversity then we have been in the past ...”

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Sports briefs Haslett girls fall to Holt; now 4-4 for year

Miranda Rogers scored a team-high eight points as Haslett fell to Holt 47-28 in a CAAC crossover game Jan. 11. Mandy Johnson led the Rams with a game-high 21 points and seven rebounds. Molly Duda added seven points for Haslett, who fell to 4-4 with the loss.

Country Day’s spurt spells doom for E.L.

Deborah Hoekstra scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, but East Lansing lost to Country Day 61-49 Jan. 11 a non-league matchup. The Trojans led most of the first half, and the teams

were tied at 26 shortly after halftime, but a 16-2 run in the third quarter is what lifted No. 1 ranked Country Day to the win. Natalie Rose Brogan and Demetria Thompson each added seven points for East Lansing, who fell to 4-3 after the loss.

Hoffman double-double leads in Okemos win

Senior Hannah Hoffman scored 15 points and pulled down 20 rebounds, leading Okemos to a 48-43 victory over Mount Pleasant in a nonleague basketball game Jan. 11. Senior guard Jordan Luberto added 12 points for the Chieftains, who improved to 5-3 overall this season.

Douglas Lee Miller Empire

Douglas Lee Miller passed away peacefully on January 6, 2011, at Munson Hospice House with his loving wife, Sue, at his side. Doug was born February 25, 1942, the son of LaRue and Marjorie Miller, who predeceased him. He was raised in East Lansing, Michigan, graduating from East Lansing High School in 1960. As an East Lansing Trojan, he earned 11 varsity letters—in football, basketball, and baseball. Doug graduated from Michigan State University in 1964 with a degree in business administration. Upon graduating from MSU, he was commissioned as second lieutenant in the U.S. Army, serving for two years in the Signal Corps at Fort Gordon, Georgia, and Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. Following his military service, Doug established a career in the insurance industry, representing Penn Mutual and then AAA Michigan, retiring from the latter after 27 years. At a casual reunion of former high school classmates, Doug and Sue Clemeson Cooley reconnected and were


Haslett’s 8th Grade Junior Pro girls team won the 2010 Junior Pro crown. The team had a record of 12-1, defeating DeWitt twice. Seated (l-r) Hannah Beebe, Shannon Szedlak, Nicole Boog; Standing (l-r) Coach Tim Beebe, Adrianna Stolicker, Makenna Ott, Jamie Diebolt, Elle Radke,Haley Estrada, Jovana Paripovic, Ericka Williams, Alaina Perry, Coach Meghan Williams. Not pictured: Tommie Schwab

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g y married 10 months later, in April 1994. In 1999, Doug and Sue built their dream home on Armstrong Lake in Empire. There he enjoyed kayaking, swimming, fishing from the dock with his grandchildren, vegetable gardening, bird feeding, and tending his pond. In addition to his wife, Doug is survived by his sons, Jeffrey (Wendy) of Oviedo, Florida, and Kevin (Amy) of East Lansing; stepchildren, Jill Cooley, Jim (Jandy) Cooley, and Laurie (Jenny Knotts) Cooley; grandchildren, Brendan, Zachary, Cole, Madison, Drew, Paige, Tanner, Angel, and Alexis; sister, Carol (Mike) Powell of Redmond, Washington; brother, Richard Miller of Scottsdale, Arizona; and three nieces and his mother-in-law Mildred Clemeson of Glen Arbor. At Doug’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral service. A family celebration of Doug’s life will be held this summer. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leelanau Conservancy, P.O. Box 1007, Leland, MI 49654; Interlochen Public Radio; or Munson Hospice House. Please check out Doug’s online guest book at The family is being served by Reynolds Jonkhoff Funeral Home.


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DOWNTOWN 408 W. Ionia, 1 bdrm., garage, basement. Close to LCC and 123 ISLAND AVE. 3 bdrm, Cooley. $575 per month heat & water included, utilities included. new carpet & paint. $650 517-749-3890 mo. 517-881-3386. ACCORD PROPERTIES Studios, 1 & 2 Bdrms. Lansing /E. Lansing Area. 517-337-7900


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DOWNTOWN remodeled 2 bdrm., laminate wood floors, large kitchen, available midJanuary. $550+ heat & water. 517-719-5600

S. SIDE very nice, clean, quiet 2 bdrm., $475, washer/dryer hookup. 517-388-0584.




209½ E. MT. Hope - 1 bdrm., outside terrace, newer apAIRPORT NEAR 2 bdrm, pliances & drywall. Clean clean, $525. heat & water & well maintained. Can incl. $300 sec. dep. 517text pictures. $490+ de323-4164 or 517- 482-6079. posit, includes util. Can be furnished. 517-285-4489. AIRPORT NEAR 2 bdrm, clean, $525. heat & water BEECHFIELD Efficiency thru incl. $300 sec. dep. 5172 bedroom, $325-$540. 323-4164 or 517- 482-6079. Utilities included. Taylor Realty 517-272-1512. ST.JOHNS-INCOME BASED 2 BDRM. TOWNHOMES. CAPITOL VIEW- 420 W. OtBeautiful Park setting. tawa. Large, clean, safe 1 Close to schools & shopbdrm. Laundry room availping. Laundry hookup. able. 1 year lease. Heat & SUNTREE APARTMENTS water paid. Immediate 1100 Sunview Dr. occupancy. $565 & up. 989-224-8919 EHO 517-896-2455/517-322-2456

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Apartments Suburbs

Apartments Suburbs

1st Month Rent FREE when you sign a 12 mo. lease! Forest View Apts, Haslett * Immediate Occupancy * Cozy 1 bdrm apts $560 * PET WELCOME * Single level bldg w/ private entries * Washer/Dryer hook ups in utility room * Vaulted ceiling in living room * Storage access * Lovely wooded setting * Close to everything Expires January 15, 2011 Call today for info and tour! 517-349-2250 Conditions apply.

GRAND LEDGE 2 bdrm. fireplace, garage, central air, washer & dryer, $750-$775. 517-2829669 or 517-349-8000

Apartments Suburbs LARGE 1 BDRM APT. in Grand Ledge, overlooking the park & river, includes heat & water, $530 mo. + dep. No pets, no smoking. Call 517-242-4867.

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Homes For Rent

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

HOLT Large 2 bdrm. duplex. Nice yard. W/D hookup. $650 water & sewer included. No pets. 517-694-1899.

1210 CLIMAX Lansing. 2 bdrm., hardwood floors, stove, fridge, washer/ dryer hookups, Near Sparrow & MSU/Cooley/LCC. Yard, garage. $625+ dep & util. 517-290-1403/517-285-4457

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

MOVE IN SPECIAL Newly Homes MASON renovated 2 bdrm., 1 bath, ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz~!@#$%^&*()_+`1234567890-=,./?;’:”[]\{}| 6214 S. WASHINGTON 2 & 3 bdrm. fireplace, with laundry & lockable pri- GRAND LEDGE - 4/plex. EXFor Rent

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vate storage, lg fenced backyard. $675. 517-2021781 or 517-230-3885.

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CELLENT NEIGHBORHOOD, walk to downtown shops & 1022 DAKIN, 3 bdrm., new parks. Lg. fenced yard, no vinyl windows, new carpet pets. 2 bdrm. $700 Incl. all in all bdrms. Liv. & din. rm. util. Dennis: 517-348-6124 orig. hardwood. Fridge & stove in kitchen. Enclosed front porch. Bsmnt., gaEmail the Lansing Community rage, fenced yard. $700+ Newspapers 24/7 at: util. & dep. ALSO W. Jolly, 4 bdrm. $900. 517-372-4504


AVE. 2 bdrm home attached garage, appliances, incl. WD. $775 mo.+dep. 989-6401406/989-224-3532.


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LUXURY HOME 201 S. Pennsylvania, 4 bdrm., 3 bath, hrd. wood flrs., 1 car garage, 1 blk. from Sparrow, $900/mo.; 923 EDISON ST., Lansing, 3 bdrm., 1 bath, 1½ car garage. $650/mo. 517-391-0174


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Shop when you want! Visit for vehicles in the Lansing area. Buick CENTURY, 2003 97K mi. No rust, runs very good. Good condition.

Chrysler-Plymouth $4400 517-894-1837

RAINIER SUV AWD, 2004 $11,900 80K+ mi., CXL, NAV, moon, leather. $45K new. Excellent cond. Dealer maintained. 517-204-4343

Cadillac DTS, 2003 $5,900 150K+ hwy. mi., Diamond white, moon, well maint. Excellent cond. Spotless/garaged. 517-204-4343

Chevrolet CHEVY S-10 LS 2000 $3200 4.3L, V6, Auto, 158000mi, Many Extras Great condition 810-240-6347 SILVERADO, 1998 $4000/BEST 135K mi., 3/4 Ton, 2 metal toolboxes, hydraulic lift Good condition. 517-645-2313 VENTURE VAN, 2002 $6500 64K miles. Extended warranty included. Excellent condition. 517-282-6906

Dodge DODGE RAM 1500 PICKUP 1998 $5900 Longbox reg. cab, 2WD, 49K orig. mi., Leer cab high cap. Mint. 517-525-3825

Ford E250 PANEL VAN, 1998 $4900 51,400 mi. Handicap lift, all power, air. Good condition. 517-339-7274 SABLE, 1998 $1300 120K mi. Silver, 4 dr., air, new brakes, runs good. Good condition. 517-974-4610

GMC GMC ENVOY DENALI 2007 $21,000 77,400 mi., 4WD, Nav, DVD, SunR, htd Lthr, Ext War Silver 517-214-6623


CHEVY VENTURE EXT 2002 $3200 AWD, loaded, trailer pkg, leather, 116K mi. Good condition 517-332-2898

KIA AMANTI 2005 $9995/OBO Must sell. 4 dr. Luxury Sedan, loaded, new brakes & battery, nonsmoker. Dave 517-285-6626

MALIBU LS 2003 $4200 Loaded, perfect in & out, reliable, clean Carfax, 120+K hwy. mi., spotless 517-525-3825

KIA SPECTRA 2002 $4500 80K+ mi., 35 mpg., 2 yr. warr. Clean carfax. Excellent cond. Mint in & out. 517-525-4444

’02 MALIBU LS $3995 w/warranty. Loaded, leather, sunroof, clean, 92K. Mint City Auto 989-640-1899

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TOWN & COUNTRY LXI, 2001 $4800 130+K hwy. mi., Immpecably maintained, spotless Excellent cond. Runs/drives perfect. 517-525-4444

2005 MALIBU MAXX $6995 Loaded, black, sharp, clean. 77K mi. Mint City Auto, St Johns 989-640-1899



Mini COOPER 2006 4 cyl, Lthr, 36908mi., Blue

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Mini Vans HANDICAP VANS USED, BOUGHT & SOLD Mini & full size 5751 S. Cedar - Call Dale 517-882-7299 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SPORT 2001 $4,500 Gr8 Van, 6 cyl, 3rd Row Seats, 120000mi., Gold 517-749-6501

Nissan ALTIMA 2.5 SL 2003 $6,500 4 cyl, Lthr, 108500mi., Black, power everything 517-402-9215

Pontiac GRAND PRIX GT1 2004 $6200 117K. 3.8L V-6. 4 DR. Slate Gray. Clean Interior. 517-231-7618

Sport Utility Vehicles CHEVROLET TAHOE LS 2002 $11,900 1 owner, 8 cyl, western plow, 99489 mi., White 517-230-3548


LINCOLN TOWNCAR 1993 $3,000/OBO Executive Series, Low mi. 80,020!! White w/Grey Lthr, excellent cond. (517)669-1420

FJ CRUISER 2007 $23,500 Roof/Grill Pro, Prem Audio, 27000mi.,Titani, Mint 517-719-0256

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2000 FORD F-150 SUPER CAB 4X4 $3900 5.4, new tires, etc., silver, nice driver, hwy mi. Good cond. 517-886-1091 FORD F150 XLT SUPERCAB 2005 $16,990 8 cyl, 8’ supercab, 4WD, 4dr, 67700mi., Red 586-770-4912 DODGE RAM 1500 QUAD CAB 2001 $9,200 4X4, 5.2 V8, 70000mi., Silver 517-712-4514

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

Automobiles Wanted CAR DON’T WORK Or is crashed! Tired of spending money? Will pay you Cash Today & tow away free! Call 517-505-2098 VEHICLES WANTED DEAD/ALIVE Top $$ paid, Free towing. Same day pickup. 7 Days. 517-487-8704

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


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

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Homes For Rent 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. 517-202-6886

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

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

424 WARREN CHARLOTTE MI 48858 New plumbing, electrical, drywall, and paint. Has a 26x32 pole barn attached via breezeway, Pole barn has its own electrical panel. Beautiful sunroom. New Windows Siding and Roof in 08. Located in a Quiet Neighborhood 1 mile from the I-69 on ramp Deposit Required MOBILE HOME FOR rent all utilities responsibility Deposit required, no pets. of the tenant. 2 bedrooms, Sec. 8 welcome. 1 BA, Yard, Washer/Dryer 517-482-4322 in unit, Small dogs (under 25lbs), Large Dogs, Hardwood Floors, Dishwasher, Balcony, Deck, Patio or Porch, Air Conditioning, ( 5 1 7 ) 5 8 8 - 0 5 4 1 BUSLINE, ROOMS WITH pri48813 vate bath, $350mo., all utilities included. Old Town near. Rooms with shared BATH- LARGE 4 BDRM bath, $300-$350 mo., all with garage. Gas, elecutils. incld. 1059 N. Larch tric & deposit required. St. 2 BR, bsmt., $550/mo. + No pets. $750/mo. utils. Call 517-484-5619. 517-641-6364



p sented to Bruce S Linger or STATE OF MICHIGAN John S Linger, named coPROBATE COURT personal representative or COUNTY OF INGHAM proposed personal representative, or to both the NOTICE TO CREDITORS probate court at 313 W. KaDecedent’s Estate lamazoo, Lansing, MI 48933 and the named/proposed FILE NO. personal representative 11-31-DE within 4 months after the date of publication of this Estate of Maureen A Sulli- notice. van Date of Birth: December 11, 1936 Date: January 7, 2011 TO ALL CREDITORS:* NOTICE TO CREDITORS: & Tripp Law OffiThe decedent, Maureen A Chalgian PLLC Sullivan who lived at 2323 ces, Douglas G Chalgian P54757 McDaniel, Evanston, Michi- 1019 Trowbridge Road gan died December 1, 2010 Lansing, MI 48823 Creditors of the decedent East are notified that all claims (517) 332-3800 against the estate will be forever barred unless pre- Bruce S Linger

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CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF MERIDIAN NOTICE OF POSTING OF MEETING SCHEDULES OF MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP BOARDS AND COMMISSION On January 12, 2011, the following meeting schedules of various boards and commissions were sent for posting in the following locations:

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Decedent’s Estate HELEN MAE PIGOZZI Date of birth: 8/16/1922 TO ALL CREDITORS:* NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, HELEN MAE PIGOZZI, who lived at 2700 Burcham Drive, East Lansing, Michigan died 12/5/2010 Creditors of the decedent and trust are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless presented to Bruce W Pigozzi, 821 N Foster, Lansing, MI 48912, within 4 months after the date of publication of this notice. 1/6/2010 Willingham and Cote P.C. Lee B Reimann P51895 333 Albert Street, Ste 500 East Lansing, MI 48823 517-351-6200


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ST JOHNS 3 bdrm./bath. 1792 sq.ft. Rent to own!! Only $369 per mo. Brand new carpet & appliances. Contact The Meadows of St. Johns, (989) 224-7707. ST JOHNS 3 bdrm./bath. 1792 sq.ft. Rent to own!! Only $369 per mo. Brand new carpet & appliances. Contact The Meadows of St. Johns, (989) 224-7707. Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at:


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

Painting-Papering -Plastering

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Notice of Filing Date of Nominating Petitions for Board of Education Candidates Pursuant to "The School Code of 1976", (Public Act 451 of the 1976 Legislative Session), the last day on which candidates for member of the Haslett Board of Education may file nominating petitions or a $100 filing fee for the annual school election to be held on May 3, 2011, is: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011, UNTIL 4:00 PM There is one vacancy to be filled at the said election, one four-year term ending June 30, 2015. Mrs. Kristin Beltzer currently holds this position. Kristin has served on the Haslett Board of Education for eight years and will be seeking reelection. Petition forms may be obtained at the office of the Board of Education, 5593 Franklin Street, Haslett, Michigan, telephone 339-8242, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Petitions forms may also be obtained at the Meridian Township Clerk’s Office, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, Michigan, telephone 853-4300, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. All petitions or $100 filing fee must be filed at the Meridian Township Clerk’s Office at the above address by 4:00 PM on Tuesday, February 8, 2011. January 16, 2011 Chris Coady, President Haslett Public Schools Board of Education TC-892124


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OKEMOS: WALK TO Bennett Woods & Okemos High. 4 bdrm., 2 bath, granite counter tops, vaulted ceilings, Fireplace. $1600. 517-694-1825.



LANSING- 3 bdrm., nice neighborhood. Remodeled kitchen w/all new appliances. Hrd. wood flrs. throughout. Full bsmnt. & 2 car detatched garage. Good ref. a must. $800+ dep. 517-643-3990.



LANSING - 2 BDRM ., 1 bath home. Completely remodeled. Convenient to bus, MSU & Sparrow hospital. Basement, fenced yard, $800+ utilities. 903-240-4810




LANSI NG - 2, 4 & 5 bdrm houses and 2 bdrm apts. & duplexes. $575-$800. Local owner cell 989-550-1181.

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DEWITT TWP. - Nice family 2 story home on deadend st. 4 bdrm., 2 bath. Central air, attached breezway & 2 car garage. Clean, dry unfinished bsmnt. Safe neighborhood. $875 + dep. & util. 517-339-1962.


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