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Mega-marathon runners Cinema Grill

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he idea of running for 11 to 12 hours in a race up steep hills and over winding trails — for a distance equivalent to a double marathon — would be unthinkable for most people, But Joe and Linda Pulver, both well known in local runner circles, are unlike most people. Joe is the managing director of the Clinton County Road Commission, and Linda works for a financial services firm in East Lansing. The couple traveled to Reichweiler in central Germany in late May for the 53-mile (85-kilometer) Keufelskopf Ultra-Trail Marathon. Their memories of the huge physical challenge are vivid. Linda was the first female finisher, coming in 15th overall in 10 hours, 33 minutes. Joe placed 47th overall in 11 hours 44 minutes for the 85 kilometer course. The couple went to Germany at the invitation of their friend Michael Becker, whose home village was the setting for the race. “He told us, ‘Come home with me, see Germany and run this race’,” Joe Pulver recalled. In addition to Becker – now an East Lansing resident who finished fourth overall – the American contingent included East Lansing resident Abby Eaton, who tied Joe for 47th overall in 11 hours 44 minutes. Lansing resident Dillon McCormick was 58th in 12 hours and two minutes. They arrived four days before the race, and a tour of a portion of the race course was intimidating. Linda Pulver recalled hiking a 5K section of the course that involved going straight up and scrambling hand over hand, fol-

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MERIDIAN TWP. – Moviegoers looking to see the newest hits may soon have a new option in a familiar spot. Meridian Township board members have given their backing to a request for a Class C liquor license for the Meridian Cinema Grill at 1999 Central Park Drive. The request passed 6-1 July 5, with board member Elizabeth McGoff dissenting.

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didn’t want this to be that one.” “I think it really went better than I expected and better than Linda expected. I think we were very strong at the end,” Joe Pulver added.


The course had its surprises, including a “beverage station” at See RUNNERS, Page 15

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Linda Pulver (blue shirt, No. 61) and Joe Pulver (orange shirt) Pulver traveled to Germany in late May to run an 85-kilometer (53-mile) ultra-marathon. lowed by long down-hills where competitors could run only with small steps. “I told Michael, ‘What did you get us into?’” Joe Pulver said with a laugh. Both Pulvers felt shortlived case of the jitters as they approached the starting line. “When you travel that far for a race, you have to make sure you can finish,” Linda Pulver said. “I’ve never not finished a race, and I

The application was initially forwarded by the Meridian Economic Development Corporation. The Lansing Theater Company, Inc., according to township offiials, is going to be making a $1.5 million to $2 million investment in upgrading the current AMC Outer 6 Theatres at Meridian Mall. Trustee Lynn Ochberg said the application was accepted because of the additional return in tax rev-

More people sought food assistance in mid-Michigan in the first quarter even though the jobless rate dropped, according to a new report from the Michigan League of Human Services. Officials said a combination of higher gas prices, rising food costs and people making less money once they do return to work

helped push up food assistance caseloads in Ingham County by 23 percent. Ingham’s was the third sharpest increase in the state for the three-month period that ended in March. Caseloads in Eaton County surged 17.5 percent and 14 percent in Clinton County, according to the League’s Economic SecuSee FOOD, Page 8

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NEWS IN BRIEF East Lansing Kiwanis band performs July 14

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The East Lansing Kiwanis Community Band will present a free outdoor pops concert Thursday, July 14, 7 p.m., behind Pinecrest School, 1811 Pinecrest St., East Lansing. For more information, find them on Facebook or call (517) 490-0481.

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Okemos Kiwanis Club to hear anxiety expert The Kiwanis Club of Okemos will hold its weekly dinner meeting Tuesday, July 12, at Okemos Community Church, 4734 N. Okemos Road, at 6 p.m. Bruce Maguire will present a program on anxiety and depression. Call Terry at (517) 349-2028 for more information. Crossroads Church will hold prayer service The Lord’s Prayer will be the focus of the monthly prayer service planned by Crossroads United Methodist Church Wednesday, July 13 6:45-7:30 p.m., followed by refreshments. The church is located at the corner of Haslett and Zimmer roads, north of Williamston and east of Haslett. For details or to request prayers, contact the church at (517) 655-1466 or at

Juvenile diabetes experts to Kiwanians The Kiwanis Club of East Lansing will meet on the second floor of the Student Union Building, Michigan State University, corner of Abbot & Grand River, 11:50 a.m., Monday, July 11. The club’s scheduled program is Lisa and Steven Klingbiel, who will present a program entitled, “Juvenile Diabetes”. For more information about Kiwanis, visit

Lansing Clippers to make tote bags July 11 In place of the regular monthly meeting on July 11, the American Sewing Guild Lansing Clippers is spending the day making tote bags to be presented to Retired Senior and Volunteer Program (RSVP) for their “No Senior Without Christmas” program. The guild meets at UAW Local 652, 426 Clare St., Lansing. Doors will open

back at the school between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. A special rate of $10 is offered for children aged six through 16, and those aged five and under ride for free. Riders will start between 7 and 10 a.m. Adults must accompany riders under 18, and helmets are required for all participants.

The East Lansing Educational Foundation recently hosted its 11th Annual Awards Dinner and Golf Outing at the Eagle Eye Country Club in East Lansing. A record breaking 320 people attended the Awards Dinner, which raised $25,000 for the Foundation’s programs. Actor Taylor Nichols, Class of ‘77, accepts the Distinguished Alumni Award honoring distinction at the national or international level, from ELEF Co-Presidents Jane Bitsicas (middle) and Joan Berardo. COURTESY PHOTO at noon and activities end at 9 p.m. For more information, contact Jane Schoneman at (517) 699-8062.

Youth Talent Search will be held at fair The Ingham County Fair is hosting a Youth Talent Search at the 2011 Fair for youth ages 5-19 Monday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. Youth will compete in one of seven categories: Vocal music, instrumental music, dance, comedy routine/skit, dramatic reading/creative drama, lip sync or 5-8 year olds. For more information or an entry form, call (517) 676-7207 or go online to or pick up an entry form at the Ingham County Fair Office in Mason. Entries are due July 22.

Transplant Support Group to meet July 14 The Transplant Support Group/ Lansing Area will meet 7 p.m. – 8:30 pm, July 14, at The Peoples Church, 200 W. Grand River, East Lansing, Michigan in the Centennial Room, lower level off the Social Hall. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month. Upcoming meeting date: July 14, followed in 2011 by, August 11, September 8, October 13, and November 10. The group serves pre- and post-transplant patients, such as - eye, heart, lung,

liver, kidney, bone marrow candidates and recipients. Patients and caregivers are encouraged to join the meetings, but you do not have to have had a transplant to come to the meetings. Support is to be provided without regard for race, color, gender, national origin or faith. If you have any questions or suggestions for the Group, contact Joan C. Smith, East Lansing at (517) 351-2175 or

Lake Lansing Church to host fun for kids

The general public is invited to outdoor evening worship services throughout the summer months at St. Luke Church, 5589 Van Atta Road, on the corner of Haslett and Van Atta, Haslett, at 7 p.m. every Thursday evening from June 23-Sept. 1. Dress is casual and worship will be moved indoors if weather is not conducive. For more information, visit or call (517) 339-9119.

HNC provides a Nature Connection Camp Children entering kindergarten through third grade can join a Nature Connection Camp at the Harris Nature Center (HNC), 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township, the week of July 12-15 at either 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. to explore the park, learn about animals, play games, take guided walks, create crafts and much more. The camps have a $65 fee and all campers will receive a camp T-shirt. Campers should dress for the weather. Contact the HNC at (517) 349-3866 or harriscenter for more information.

Kids ages four through sixth grade can join the action at Lake Lansing Baptist Church, 5260 Okemos Road, East Lansing, July Crossroads church has 11-15 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. vacation Bible school for Bible stories, crafts, games, Kids will “Catch the wave of puppets, skits, snacks and prizes. God’s faithfulness” at the 2011 For more information, call (517) 332-0864 or visit www.lakelansing Vacation Bible School presented by Crossroads United Methodist Free. Church. The “Beach Blast”-themed VBS is scheduled July 18-22 at Women on Wheels to the church, corner of Zimmer and take of on bike tour Haslett roads north of Williamston The Tri-County Bicycle Assoand east of Haslett. Sessions will ciation’s 31st annual Women on run from 6-8:30 p.m., . There is Wheels bicycle tour will be held no charge. Children age 3 to enterSaturday, July 23. Applications are ing sixth grade are eligible to available at local bicycle shops attend. For advance registration or go to information, call the church at (517) The ride fee of $15 includes 655-1466 or e-mail route maps, on-the-road ride port until 3 p.m., rest stops with Donations sought for rummage refreshments and a great lunch sale

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ernment Access Channel, HOMTV, has won three first place honors from The Alliance for Community Media at the 2011 Hometown Video Festival competition. HOMTV received first place honors in the following categories: “Democracy In Action” for Election 2010 - Live Election Night Coverage; “Innovative Programming” for the Winter Olympics Tribute special feature, and “Access/ Program Promo” for the Internship Experience promotional spot.

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“I am proud of HOMTV receiving national first place awards for programs that truly reflect a wide range of what HOMTV brings to the community.said Deborah Guthrie, Meridian Township’s cable coordinator.

“I am especially proud of being recognized for Live Election Night Coverage in 2010. This show exemplifies the entire team working endless hours for community members to participate in the democratic process and be informed,” she said.

Presentation July 29

Awards will be presented at the Alliance for Community Media’s annual conference and exhibition July 29 in Tuscon, Ariz. The Hometown Video Festival is one of two national level competitions HOMTV regularly enters. Finalists for the NATOA Government Programming Awards will be announced in July. — From HOMTV

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old MSU medical student told investigators he became angry and killed more than a dozen small Italian Greyhound dogs because they defecated on his floor, urinated on his bed and would not Thompson come to him, according to court transcripts. Andrew David Thompson , a now suspended osteopathic medicine student, said he would throw the dogs to the ground or against a wall, grab them by the neck or beat them. “He (said) that he has killed every single one of these dogs except for two,”

Andrew David Thompson faces animal killing charges in 54B District Court in East Lansing. A preliminary hearing, which determines if there is enough evidence for a trial, is set for July 29. A hearing in 55th District Court in Mason was sceduled for last Thursday

Ingham County Animal Control Deputy Jodi LeBombard testified at a June 24 hearing in 55th District Court that led to charges being filed against Thompson. He is charged with killing 13 dogs since September 2010. After killing one of the Italian greyhounds, Thompson “kind of freaked out,” LeBombard said. Typically, he’d put a deceased dog in a garbage bag, along with its clothes,

collars and other items, LeBombard testified. “He would cry all the way to the Dumpster, and throw it in the Dumpster,” she said. Thompson faces 10 felony counts of animal killing in 55th District Court in Mason and three additional counts of animal killing in East Lansing’s 54B District Court. The charges are punishable by up to four years in prison. He is being held at the Ingham County Jail on a $500,000 bond in the East Lansing case and a $100,000 bond in the Mason case. His attorney, Kimberly Savage, did not return telephone or email messages seeking comment last week. Thompson also is charged in 55th District Court with a misdemeanor

count of animal neglect because at least one of the dogs, although severely injured, survived. Officials said Thompson bought the Italian greyhounds, a small breed that typically weighs 7 to 14 pounds. It’s not clear based on court transcripts how old the dogs were, but LeBombard occasionally refers to them as puppies. Officials have not said where he purchased them. Authorities say the 13 dogs were killed at Thompson’s Okemos apartment or at an East Lansing complex across the street from MSU’s campus beginning in September 2010. MSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine suspended Thompson on June 23, officials said, in light of the accusations against him.


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Authorities also found evidence Thompson bought the dogs from outside Michigan and had them transported via airplane in carriers. Thompson previously lived in Goodyear, Ariz., university records show. His roommate at the Okemos apartment, according to the transcripts, said he lost count of the number of dogs that died or disappeared. In a June 22 interview, Thompson told LeBombard he killed the dogs out of frustration or anger because they defecated on his floor, urinated in his bed or wouldn’t come to him when he called them. “And he got frustrated they didn’t want to stay with him,” LeBombard said, according to transcripts. “And that made him upset.”

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Charges were authorized the next day. Thompson was seeing a psychiatrist, the transcripts say. The psychiatrist expressed concern that Thompson might be a suicide risk. According to court transcripts, Animal Control received an anonymous complaint on June 14 that Thompson owned numerous puppies during the past year and they were disappearing. Several days later, investigators searched Thompson’s Okemos apartment and found a severely injured puppy in the closet. They immediately rushed it to a veterinary hospital. The badly bruised dog was suffering from internal bleeding, the transcripts say.

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Patrons may also just come watch a movie, with ticket prices in the $6 to $7.50 range. Continued from Page1 Four other township businesses made application for the sole open enue to the township. Township manager license, including BlondGerald Richards said ie’s Barn in Haslett and AMC’s lease on the build- Coffee & Friends Café in ing runs out Oct. 1, and it’s Okemos. unclear whether AMC will In other business maintain its operation. A timetable for the Richards said the Atlanta-based Cinema Cinema Grill project’s comGrill plans three locations pletion is unknown. In other business, board in Michigan, including one in Ann Arbor and one in members: • Passed, by a 4-3 vote, west Michigan. The Cinema Grill con- an interim organizational cept involves being able to structure for the township. order food – pizza, burg- The reorganization – includers, etc. – and eat a meal ing additional media relations duties for HOM-TV while watching a movie.


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space in the parking lot is $25, with two spaces for $40. Sellers keep all of their proceeds after the space Vendors, sellers and rental. garage sale participants For more information are needed for the second annual Haslett Community or to sign up, call (517) Yard Sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat- 290-2512, send an e-mail to urday, July 30 in the lett High School parking or go online to lot, 5450 Marsh Road. Rental of an 8-by-18 foot

spike has come after a few years of relatively steady client numbers, she said. “It’s incredible the number of families struggling,” Meirndorf said. “Unemployment has improved for some but there are many who still do not have jobs. People are having a harder time rebounding. It’s tough for families now. Some of them used to be donors.” Doug Stites, CEO of Capital Area Michigan Works, said he is not surprised by the data. “We’ve seen the labor market improve, jobs are opening up a little bit but it seems to be very slow,” he said. “We’d like it to be faster, there are still more people looking for jobs.” But Stites said many new job openings require spestation manager/cable coordinator Deborah Guthrie – was necessitated by the departure of former deputy township manager Paul Brake. Brake left the township June 28 to become city manager in Grand Blanc. • Accepted new terms for a loan between the township and the Downtown Development Authority for the recently installed LED light fixtures in the downtown Okemos area. The

BIGGEST INCREASES Large counties with the largest food assistance case increases: Oakland — 26 percent Washtenaw — 24 percent Ingham — 23 percent Livingston — 21.5 percent

cial skill sets, such as in health care or the information technology realm. About 35 percent of the food bank’s clientele is working in some capacity, Meirndorf said. “Some don’t have benefits which really hurts them or it’s just not enough pay,” she said. I think the gas prices killed us and that increased food prices. It’s just one thing after another. project was originally budgeted at $244,000, but was completed at a cost of $190,000. The DDA made an initial payment on principal of $10,000 in April and an additional $20,000 in a contingency fund was not needed, bringing the total owing to $160,000. The $20,000 in the contingency fund was returned to the township’s general fund.

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Haslett Born March 16, 1917 to Michael and Miriam Johns, passed away June 16, 2011 at the age of 94. Genevieve was predeceased by her husband, John N. Brozo, Jr. in 1990, and 7 siblings She is survived by her children Miriam (Gary) Bender, Elizabeth (Fareed), Ann, Tom (Caroline), John (Patricia) Brozo, III, James Brosseau and William Brozo; 4 grandchildren, Natalie, Kiel, Jared and Hannah; 2 great-grandchildren, Isabella and Angelo; sister, Tamara LaBrecque and several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, July 16, at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 1730 E. Grand River, East Lansing at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the chapel. Those desiring may make contributions to the Genevieve A. Brozo Scholarship, Lansing Community College Foundation, 8021 Foundation, PO Box 40010, Lansing, MI 48901-9963 or Greater Lansing Food Bank, PO Box 16224, Lansing, MI 48901 in Genevieve’s memory. On line condolences may be


The mid-Michigan increases came even though the Lansing area’s unemployment rate fell to 7.9 perContinued from Page 1 cent as late as May from 9.9 percent one year earlier. The jobless rate has largely fallen for several rity Bulletin. Food assistance casel- months. The results of the oads were up by an average league’s report are reflected of 15 percent statewide. “This report shows that at the Ingham County Food although it appears we are Bank. coming out of the recession very slowly, people 1,114 more families It served 1,114 more are still struggling,” said Judy Putnam, the League’s families in the first five months of this year comspokeswoman. pared with the same period Income lagging last year, said Mary Meirn“Their incomes are not dorf, director of the Ingham high enough to cover basic County Food Bank, which needs and it’s important that manages 20 pantries in the we have this assistance in Lansing, East Lansing, Hasplace for low-income fam- lett and Okemos areas. ilies so they can get the About 110 new families nutrition they need to stay use the services each healthy.” month, Meirndorf said. The

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Chance of Meatballs (PG); Music - Pete Wittig • July 21: Film - The Blind Side (PG-13); Music - Ryan Knott • July 28: Film - RV (PG); Music Jack Kohler • Aug. 4: Film - Despicable Me (PG); Music - Elevator Conspiracy • Aug. 11: Film - Field of Dreams (PG); Music - Ben Hassenger • Aug. 18: Film - Sweet Home Alabama (PG-13); Music - Jen Sygit and Sam Corbin • Aug. 25: Film - Goonies (PG); Music - The Blue Effect For more information, call (517) 319-6888.

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EAST LANSING — The City of East Lansing will present its popular Moonlight Film Festival in July and August in Valley Court Park in downtown East Lansing. This free outdoor film series presents movies on a big screen and live music. Movies begin at 9:30 p.m. in July and 9 p.m., with live music one hour prior to the movie. Cit oficials suggest people bring a blanket, sleeping bag or lawn chair to enjoy a night under the stars. In the event of rain, the event will be canceled.


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MILITARY NEWS Kennedy Matthew B. Kennedy, a former resident of Haslett and East Lansing, graduated from Haslett High in 2000 and was on the varsity swimming team serving as captain in his senior year. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps after the 9/11 attack, trained at Camp Pendleton, Calif. In September 2002, Matthew served with the 7th Communications Battalion in Okinawa, Japan. He was deployed to Iraq

in 2005, connected with Combat Service Support Detachment in Al Asad, Iraq. Again in 2007, he was deployed to Iraq where he served with the Combat Logistics Battalion in Al Asad. Currently a Marine Staff Sergeant, he was selected in 2009 for the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program (MECEP) and assigned to Virginia Tech Naval ROTC. As part of his study of the Russian language, he

spent a month in Moscow and St. Petersburg this past June. He will graduate from Virginia Tech in May, 2012 and will be commissioned as an officer in the USMC. Matthew is married to Laura and has an 18-month-old daughter, Autumn. The family currently resides in Blacksburg, Va. Matthew’s parents, Jim and Fadra Kennedy and grandparents Bruce and Joyce Aldrich, live in East Lansing.

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OKEMOS – Justine Nakunda’s first time on an airplane came this year. The 13-year-old Ugandan, a student at the Nyaka AIDS Orphans School founded by Okemos resident Jackson Kaguri, has experienced many firsts recently in her journey to recover from burns suffered in an accident with a paraffin lamp. “This is a wonderful, life-changing treat for her,” Kaguri said. She recently spent about two weeks in mid-Michigan while recovering from the first in a planned series of surgeries, carried out at Shriners Hospital Burn Center in Boston. Her visit included attending a meeting of the Rotary Club of East Lansing, whose members welcomed her warmly. Justine – her given name is Vastina – said she was scared during the plane ride but got over her fear by sleeping. The hospital staff in Boston took good care of her, she added. “I’m looking forward to feeling better,” she said. Additional surgeries will be needed to restore her facial structure, with work around her nose and collarbone needed to complement what has already been done around her chin and mouth. Justine has taken well to her new surroundings,

enjoying chance to shop for clothing, groceries and shoes. She misses her family, she said, but has been able to speak to them by phone. She’s been able to keep up with her schooling, especially working on decimals, adjectives, verbs, comprehension and improving her reading skills. Justine will enter sixth grade in the fall, the second to last of the seven primary school levels in Uganda. Rotary Club members fully support Nyaka School, Kaguri said. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the school educates students regardless of need who have lost their parents to the disease. Nearly all schools in Uganda require tuition of students, which makes it

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The quick thinking of an East Lansing youngster recently helped save all but one of a mother duck’s little ones. On June 26, 10-year-old Natalie Stroup, a fifth-grader this fall at Whitehills School, saw a mother duck near a storm drain in her family’s Whitehills Estates neighborhood. The duck was walking in circles near the drain, Natalie’s mother Susan recounted, trailed by one duckling. When Natalie got closer, she discovered the other ducklings had slipped into the storm drain. The youngster got her dad, John, to help, but even together they couldn’t reach the little ones. A call to the city of East Lansing brought the aid of a city employee – whose name the Stroups didn’t catch – who was able to get the cover off the storm drain and make the rescue. “She was sad one didn’t make it, but she was excited they rescued so many,” Susan Stroup said of her daughter. In the end, Momma Duck and her offspring left together. (Above) Family reunited.(Below) Momma duck calls for help, and little one is freed and runs to the sound of the quacking. COURTESY PHOTOGRAPHS


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Rotary Club of East Lansing president Jackson Kaguri and Nyaka AIDS Orphans School student Justine (Vastina) Nakunda were all smiles at a recent Rotary meeting.. DAWN difficult for many to attend school. Kaguri said Justine is the second Nyaka student to come to the U.S. for treatment. The first received surgery from the University of Michigan Hospital. “Each time you touch someone’s life, God sends more blessings for your life,” he added.



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attended a Board of Education meeting in East Lansing on June 27 where I witnessed the approval of the coming year’s budget, in which the school board wrestled between the needs of our students versus the need to honor the collective bargaining process. I’m not against collective bargaining. It serves a purpose by guaranteeing pay equity between gender and races, and represents the needs of many to those who determine job quality and compensation. But any process that approves the elimination of 12 teachers in a system already brimming with classroom students, while their peers continue to receive salary increases and step increases and cling to an abnormally low health benefit premium share (5.5%) seems to be a broken one indeed. This same process has allowed East Lansing to continue, during these economically rough times, to provide their top three earning retirees each year with a 50 percent salarygift in addition to

teaching positions.) An agreed salary pay Jeanne Maguire freeze would bring $240,000 (three teaching their retirement benefits. positions.) Or if annual step This amounts to an increases were waived for average payout of the year, we’d find $438,000 $110,000 a year (equiva(five teaching positions.) lent to 1 ½ teaching posiThese figures were tions.) Those hired after reviewed at the June 27 1992 no longer have this school board meeting, promise, but 52 employees adding to the frustrations currently in the system of those forced to approve still do. This antiquated, a budget for which they inequitable and unaffordare responsible but have able retirement tradition little or no control. should have been nullified Others have faith that years ago when we first it will work out in the recognized the economic end. They believe that freefall and were making there are many moving our first employee cuts. parts that could have a posAs a daughter of a college itive impact on the budget professor who taught for 50 before students are back in years, I consider teaching to their seats in eight weeks. be one of the noblest profesBut in the meantime, sions. But the sad fact is that those laid off are scramgiven the current economic bling for employment, climate, the package negoti- principals are juggling ated for these professionals bodies, and families are can no longer be afforded. faced with the knowledge If the teacher union volthat some classrooms will untarily adjusted the health have 30 or more students, premium share to 20 percent with reduced teacher aide as several other smaller East support. It seems obvious Lansing employee groups that our current system is have done – for which our not working. community is very thankful Jeanne Maguire, it would save $362,000 (four East Lansing resident


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the 65-kilometer mark where competitors could stop and have a beer. A sign along the way noted, “It’s like a holiday, but with pain.” Would they do it again? In a heartbeat, Linda Pulver said. “I very much enjoyed the culture, the hospitality and just the environment,” Joe Pulver added. “It’s so much different than it is here.” The couple started a serious training regimen through Team Playmakers in Okemos, and has steadily increased their road time to as much as 50 to 70 miles per week. Joe ran his first marathon in 2002, and Linda followed six months later. “I always ran, off and



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“When you travel that far for a race, you have to make sure you can finish. I’ve never not finished a race, and I didn’t want this to be that one.”

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on, a few miles at a time to keep in shape,” Joe said. While in Washington, D.C. with Linda, who was attending a conference, Joe noted the running of the Marine Corps Marathon. “I thought, ‘I could do that’,” he recalled. Joe’s first marathon was the Detroit Free Press Marathon, run annually in Octo-

Linda, meanwhile, was easing her way into the sport. Initially heeding an admonition from her mother that running “wrecks your knees,” she would go for a walk when Joe headed out for a run. But when he wasn’t looking, she would run to catch up with him. These days, running provides both a social outlet and a challenge for the

couple. “A lot of our friends are runners,” Joe said. Their sport has also taught them a thing or two about themselves. “When you do long races, you can push it harder than you think you can,” Linda Pulver said. Running, she added, is also the great equalizer. “You’re on the same playing field as the elites. You can’t golf with Tiger Woods, but you can run (with these athletes).

Above: A rope helped runners deal with steep hills without falling. Right: This sign, translated into English, reads, “It’s like a holiday, but with pain”. COURTES PHOTOGRAPH Anyone of any ability can do it.”

COLLEGE NEWS Shannon Marcus H. Shannon of Haslett has entered Basic Cadet Training at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., in preparation to enter the first academic year at the academy. The six-week, two-phased orientation program must be

successfully completed by the cadets prior to entering their freshman year. The training prepares men and women to meet the rigorous mental and physical challenges experienced by new cadets. He is the son of Gregory Shannon and Nancy Shannon of Haslett. Shannon grad-

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tion, we offer free access to computers, the Internet and WiFi. We see people in the library every day who have computers at home but have dropped Internet service as a way to save money. The value of these services was brought home to me recently when I visited a private business in Ingham County that offers Internet access. Their fee was $3 per 15 minutes of use. A CADL card- holder paying an annual millage of $72

In fact, CADL is a onestop resource for all your job-seeking and career needs. Just stop by your local branch or visit and click on “Lean on your Library” for more information. Here are some books that patrons are currently finding helpful; in fact, they’ve been flying off the shelves at Haslett: • “Step-by-Step Resumes: Build an Outstanding Resume In 10 Easy Steps!” by Evelyn U. Salvador • “Get a Great Job When You Don’t Have a Job” by Marky Stein • “What to Do When

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wanted to share a remark overheard during a computer class at the Haslett Library. A staff member was complimenting one of the participants: “You are getting really good on the computer. You’re probably ready to have one at home soon.” The participant replied, “I already have a computer at home. I don’t have a librarian.” Thousands of visitors to Capital Area District Library branches count on us to eliminate the digital divide. In addition to free computer instruc-

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Bobbie Hall helps launch lacrosse dynasty Sean Merriman

OKEMOS — Bobbie Hall knew that she could have a promising future in the game of lacrosse in Okemos, even before she began playing the sport competitively. During the spring of 2006, 11-year old Hall, just finishing up her final year of elementary school, was called upon to fill in as a substitute player for her sister, Casey’s middle school lacrosse team. “They didn’t have enough players so they got me a uniform and a stick and told me to just do my best,” Hall remembers. “I always loved watching my sister play the sport, but I didn’t think I could actually play with girls who were three grades ahead of me.” Hall went on to score

a goal in the game as she helped lead the middle school team to a victory. “I fell in love with it right then and there,” Hall said. “I knew from that point, that was the sport I wanted to really focus on.” Five years later, Hall just completed one of the most accomplished seasons of any player throughout the state of Michigan. The Chieftains’ sophomore midfielder scored a team-high 85 goals and added 42 assists this season while leading Okemos to a 19-3 record. “She was just a huge part of our offense, and really played a huge role in the success we were able to have as a team this year,” Okemos coach Bill Prahler said of Hall. “A great player, teammate and just an exceptional kid.” While the Chieftains did

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teams in the state we went up against in that tournament, and we were just awesome that weekend,” she said. “We felt like we had a lot to prove, and we did just that.” In honor of her outstanding sophomore season, Hall was named all league, all region, and was one of two Okemos players to be named to the Division 2 All State team, along with junior Chloe Zdybel. Now that her high school season has come to an end, Hall is competing on a summer travel team as well as attending elite camps across the Midwest. Her long-term goal is to play lacrosse at a Division 1 University, but her shortterm goal remains to get back to the state championship game. “Okemos has made a name for itself in lacrosse,

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“The girls wanted to play against the best of the best, and I felt like that would certainly benefit us as a team,” Prahler OKEMOS — After completing a dream said of his team’s challenging schedule. season in 2010, which consisted of a “By doing that, it let us know what we perfect 29-0 record and a second consechad to work on and improve at in order to utive girl’s lacrosse state championship, make another deep run in the state tourOkemos coach Bill Prahler knew that his nament.” team had extremely high expectations The Chieftain’s coaches’ technique heading into this season. proved to work as his team finished “I didn’t think we’d be as talented, but I the regular season with a 17-2 record, knew we had the chance to be really good, which marked the most wins of any girl’s and I knew that people expected us to be lacrosse team in the state. really good,” Prahler said. In addition to an outstanding record, “I believed that we could maybe even Okemos also won the first inaugural exceed expectations if we let our schedCAAC league championship with a 19-6 ule do its magic.” win over Grand Ledge/Waverly/Catholic Prahler made it a point to schedule as Central in the final. many games as he could against the top But it was shortly after that game teams not only in the state, but throughwhen Prahler’s team experienced what he out the Midwest. calls “the hardest thing I’ve had to deal

with in my time coaching.” With one regular season game remaining and the state playoffs less than a week away, four starters were dismissed from the Okemos team for the remainder of the season after violating the school’s Code of Conduct Policy.

Adversity overcome

“We had to pay a pretty heavy price there and it was tough on everyone involved in the program,” Prahler said. “Initially, the girls on the team were down, but they realized it happened, it’s in the past, and that they had to move forward.” The Chieftains went on to win the first two games of the postseason, before an 11-10 regional final loss to Flint Powers Catholic, the same school Okemos had defeated in both the 2009 and 2010 Divi-

sion 2 state championship games. Despite not winning a state title, the Chieftain’s 19 wins was the highest win total of any team throughout the state. Okemos had seven players named to the all-league team this season, two of which were named All State members. In three years as the Chieftains girls’ varsity lacrosse coach, Prahler has posted a combined record of 73-3, and the future continues to look bright for Okemos down the road. “Our girls all seem to be buying into the program and working hard to continue this great tradition that has been started here,” Prahler said. “The goal is to make both our team and our entire conference the best throughout the state. From the looks of it, I think we are getting closer every day.”

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Okemos hoop star signs to play for Findlay College Sean Merriman

OKEMOS- Okemos senior Julia Grisdela has made a verbal commitment to sign this fall with Division II Findlay. Grisdela, a 5-foot-9 guard, was the Chieftains second leading scorer this past winter, while being named to the all-CAAAC Blue team. She was also a Class A all-area honorable mention selection. Grisdela made her decision to commit to Findlay after she visited the school last weekend with her family. “I always wanted to play at a smaller school and this just felt like a perfect fit for me,” Grisdela said. “I really

like the team they have and all the coaches there are great.” With the graduation of senior Hannah Hoffman, Grisdella will be looked at to be the Chieftains’ top offensive option this coming year. She is looking forward to her senior season and then being able to compete against her former teammate Hoffman. “We’ve talked about it and were both pretty excited,” Grisdela said. “I’m just excited to playing against great competition because I know it will make me a better player.” Findlay finished 17-10 this past season and shared the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

of people who have helped in developing her game, including Sexton coach Carlton Valentine, who


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General Help Wanted LANSING STATE JOURNAL $$EARN EXTRA $$ DEWITT $850.00 to $980.00 PER MONTH The Lansing State Journal is accepting applications for an established Motor Route in the D e witt area. The delivery times average only 1 1/2 hours daily and 2 1/2 hours Sunday between the hours of 2:00 am and 7:00 am. You must live in the Dewitt area. If you would like more information, please contact Dustin Spenski at 517377-1033 or dspenski

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The Lansing State Journal is accepting applications for an established motor route in the Webberville/Williamston area. The delivery times average only 3 hours daily and 4 hours Sunday between the hours of 2:00 am and 7:00 am. You must live in the Webberville/Williamston area. If you would like more information, please contact Matt Meehleder at 517-377-1159 or Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at:

Mobile Homes For Sale

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Z Z 0 HOLT 1 Z Z 2 bdrm., $1,000 Little work needed. Z Z Financing available. Z Z BY OWNER Newly remod- Z 866-694-0821 Z eled 2 bdrm. home in ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Grand Ledge schools.

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Home is move-in ready. Features new kitch., new bath, lg. master bdrm. w/refin. hardwood floors & lg. closet, lg LR w/refin. hardwood floors, fin. rec DEEPDALE CEMETERY room in bsmt., new doors 2 spaces in Garden of interior/ exterior, all new Gethsemane, value at windows & plumbing; 2.5 $1990 each, make offer. car carage. Lots of stor517-627-7749. age. $82,000. 517-775-0000

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



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


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

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

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

Hauling-Trucking TRASH, BRUSH, APPL. hauled Yard & build. clean up, trees & bushes trimmed. Low Prices! Mike 393-4664 517.322.4131 Trash removal Appliances, brush, carpet, wood, etc. Senior disc. Eavestrough Cleaning.


Lawn, Garden & Snow As a dependable company, we are an affordable option in lawncare. We also offer rototilling. Lic/Ins. Let us work for you! 517-323-2247 Email:

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

Tree Service Tree Removal Services

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

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Date introduced: July 5, 2011 Nature of the ordinance: Amend Section 58-33 by adding Section 5833 (c) and amend Section 58-34 entitled snow removal and dogs, respectively Full text available at: Meridian Township Municipal Building, 5151 Marsh Road Meridian Township Service Center, 2100 Gaylord C. Smith Ct. Hope Borbas Okemos Branch Library, 4321 Okemos Road Haslett Branch Library, 5670 School Street Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road Snell Towar Recreation Center, 6146 Porter Avenue The Township Website SUSAN McGILLICUDDY SUPERVISOR

Lawn and Tree Service


CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF MERIDIAN LEGAL NOTICE Streets and Sidewalks Ordinance Amendments



We will pay to relocate your home to our community! *$8,500 for double wide *$5,500 for single wide *$199 Starting Site Rent! *Holt School District! *Pet Friendly NO APPLICATION FEES! Contact: Kensington Meadows today as sites are limited! 1-888-605-2237 Expires 9/30/2011 EHO


On July 7, 2011 the following minutes of the proceedings of the Meridian Township Board were sent for posting in the following locations: Meridian Township Municipal Building, 5151 Marsh Road Meridian Township Service Center, 2100 Gaylord C. Smith Court Hope Borbas Okemos Branch Library, 4321 Okemos Road Haslett Branch Library, 5670 School Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road Snell Towar Recreation Center, 6146 Porter Ave. and the Township Web Site June 21, 2011 Regular Meeting SUSAN McGILLICUDDY SUPERVISOR TC-936611


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6 PIECE LIVING rm. set, 2 chairs, 2 ottomans, 2 sofas, dark purple velour, like new, cost $3900, sell $1500. 517 321-4472.

EXTRA DIABETIC TEST STRIPS? Earn $ & help others. $5-$20/box. Call 517256-7221.

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

Manufactured Homes


1ST CUTTING MIXED GRASS HAY $2.50 bale. Ph. 517676-9435 leave message.

HASLETT 5705 Potter, near lake. Large 2 BR. 1.5 bath, fireplace, central air. Utility room with washer / dryer hookup. No pets, $595/mo. incl. water. Call 517-3728000 or 517-349-8345


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

OPEN HOUSE LAKEFRONT Lake Odessa, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1520 Virginia Street, Sat & Sun. July 16-17 & July 23-24, 1-4 p.m. 517204-2081.

Pools-Spas Hot Tubs ROYAL SPA HOT TUB. Seats 8 plus 2 loungers, needs cover, asking $1500. Call 517-882-6941.

Apartments Suburbs

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Duplexes For Rent

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Apartments Suburbs -----------------MASON 3 bdrm. fireplace, cen- tral air, washer/dryer. Summer Special from $850. 517-282-9669 517-349-8000 ------------------

501 W BARNES, Lansing. 3 bdrm., full bsmt., 1.5 car garage, fenced yard, $775/mo. Call 517-749-3890.

Homes For Rent

Homes For Rent

Homes For Rent

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

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION 126 N. Hayford. Cute 2 BR, near MSU/downtown, hdwd flrs, 1.5 bath, W/D, great storage, $850 mo. No pets, no smoking. 517-372-4964.

ST JOHNS - Only $215/mo Now Available!!! 3 bdrm. 1 bath home!!! Completely Remodeled The Meadows of St. Johns 989-224-7707



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THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT (517) 487-8300 IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY OR IF YOU ARE IN BANKRUPTCY. ATTN BORROWER: Default has been made in the terms and conditions of a certain mortgage dated April 30, 2002 made by JAMES L. SWITZENBERG, JR. and KIMBERLY P. SWITZENBERG, as husband and wife, Mortgagor, to Stockbridge State Bank, Lender, recorded with the Register of Deeds for Ingham County, Michigan, on May 13, 2002, in Liber 2957, Page 1023, which was first assigned to SSBB Mortgage, LLC under an Assignment of Mortgage dated April 24, 2003, recorded with the Register of Deeds for Ingham County, Michigan, on May 21, 2003, in Liber 3030, Page 1100, and second assigned to SSBBank under an Assignment of Mortgages dated November 30, 2008, recorded with the Register of Deeds for Ingham County, Michigan, on February 17, 2010, at Liber 3372, Page 449, and modified by the Loan Modification Agreement between JAMES SWITZENBERG, Borrower, and SSBBank, Lender, on October 5, 2010, and recorded with the Register of Deeds for Ingham County, Michigan on May 6, 2011, in Liber 3421, Page 444, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due as of the date hereof, One Hundred Forty Two Thousand Nine Hundred Forty Four Dollars and 28/100 ($142,944.28) including interest at 5.9% per

cluding per year according to the terms of a certain Note dated April 24, 2003, as modified by the above referenced Loan Modification Agreement dated October 5, 2010. Under the power of sale contained in the mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that the mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public auction to the highest bidder, on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 10:00AM at the Ingham County Circuit Court, Veterans Memorial Courthouse, 313 W. Kalamazoo, 3rd Floor, Lansing, Michigan 48933. Said premises is situated in the Township of Stockbridge, County of Ingham, State of Michigan, and legally described as follows: A part of the South 50 acres of the West ½ of the Southwest ¼ of Section 8, Town 1 North, Range 2 East, Stockbridge Township, Ingham County, Michigan, described as beginning on the West Section line at a point North 00 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East 299.1 feet from the Southwest corner of Section 8; thence North 00 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East 299.30 feet along the West Section line; thence South 89 degrees 20 minutes 10 seconds East 727.40 feet parallel with the South Section line; thence South 00 degrees 07 minutes 59 seconds East 299.31 feet along a line parallel with the East line of the said West ½ of the Southwest ¼; thence North 89 degrees 20 minutes 10 seconds West 728.10 feet to the point of beginning. Commonly known as: 3923 Stillson Road, Stockbridge, Michigan 49285 Tax Parcel Number: 33-1616-08-300-013

Mobile Homes U S E D 2 through 25HP, In accordance with the 2 up, 1 in bsmt., laundry in BEAUTIFUL 3 BDRM., LansABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz~!@#$%^&*()_+`1234567890-=,./?;’:”[]\{}| some longshaft, some provisions of State law, NEW CONSTRUCTION ing, Averill Woods. Recentbsmt., appliances, deck off For Rent elec. start, 2 line presCHARLOTTE AREA: 3 bdrm.,

ly remodeled, natural woodwork, all appliances, dishwasher, 2 car garage, mower, full bsmt. 15 mins. to downtown or MSU. Quiet. $870. 1-877-885-9781.

back. $500 damage dep., + credit rep., $650/mo plus utilities. 517 667-4200

Duplexes Townhomes

EAST LANSING- Pretty, 2 bdrm., newly painted, fireplace. Newer kitchen appl. Energy eff. furnace, air, ceiling fans. Storage. Nice yard. No pets. 1622 PARKVALE. $695+ utilities, ref. & dep. 517-337-1007.

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

HASLETT COUNTRY: 2 bdrm, appliance, washer/dryer hook-up, air, bsmt. $600. Must see. 517 339-5368.

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16767 Wascousta, Rent $650.00 - 3 bedroom, 2 full bathroom, no garage, 1152 sq ft, propane heat, septic / well, ranch style home. 517-575-2668 517-622-6059 ~LANSING~ 1-4 BDRMS Available! Section 8 OK. $450-$850. Call Mark at 517-482-6600

HOLT, 2306 WEST Blvd. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Shed. No W/D hookup. $500/mo. + utilities. & deposit. Available August, 1st. 517675-7793

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

LANSING - 2-3 bdrm houses, 2 bdrm apts., 1-2 bdrm duplexes. $500-$850. Local owner cell 989-550-1181.

HOLT - CLEAN 2 bdrm. in nice area. Full bsmnt., WD hookup. $675 + utilities. 517-281-8308

1247 Wildflower, Holt. 3 bdrm., 2 1/2 bath. Lease with option to purchase. $1500 per mo. 517-2904829.


Available For Immediate Move In! 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Over 1200 Sq. Ft. All Appliances, W/D Central Air, Pet Friendly, Holt School District Payments starting at $799 LAST MONTH FOR REDUCED SECURITY DEPOSITS! NO APPLICATION FEES Contact Sun Homes at Kensington Meadows TODAY! 1-888-235-6948 www.kensington EHO Exp. 6-30-11


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

Duplexes LANSING NORTHWEST Starting at $750. C omfort able 1st floor 2 Pet friendly. bdrm., $255 bi-weekly. For details 517-272-1000 or ALSO: lg. 2 bdrm., avail. visit: late June/July. Call 372-9778.

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WILLIAMSTON 3 bdrm., 2 bath, recently redecorated, air, 2 car garage, screened in sunroom. $900 mo. 517-881-8776.


310 Mechanic, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, ranch home on 1.5+ acres. $650. 517-575-2668 517-622-6059 or www.sundancefamilyhomecenter. com

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PORTLAND MOBILE HOME for Rent or Rent w/option 2001 HONDA SABRE, 10,000 to buy. miles. Lots of extras. Exc. Private Country Lot cond. $4300. 517 927-2147. 1300 sq. ft. Huge Yard 1/2 mile from I96 HARLEY DAVIDSON Ultra Large covered deck 2 bedClassic 2006 Beautiful, imrooms, 2 BA, Den maculate, black, many op$575/mo + utilities No tions, runs & sounds great, Pets asking $14,000. Now taking applications (517) 669-9945 (517)647-7168

Lake Waterfront For Rent

SUZUKI C50 BOULEVARD 2006 $4300 4421 miles Bike has windshield,hard bags and backrest(517)775-3442

HOUGHTON LAKE- Clean 2 bdrm cottages, excellent swimming, use of rowboat. $375 wk. Available wk of July 9 & Aug. Call 989-422-4896 or 517-927- SEAHAWK 29’, 2003 5th 3839. wheel. 2 slides, includes campground membership! $12,500. 517-372-6317 LAKEFRONT COTTAGE On Duck Lake, near Crystal. Sleeps 6+, hot-tub, kitchenette, Direct TV, row boat, canoe, paddleboat. Firepit, gas grill. $350/wk. 989-435-4045

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there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owner’s and/or managers lien of the goods hereinafter described and stored at the Uncle Bob’s Self Storage location(s) listed below. And, due notice having been given, to the owner of said property and all parties known to claim an interest therein, and the time specified in such notice for payment of such having expired, the goods will be sold at public auction at the below stated location(s) to the highest bidder or otherwise disposed of on Fri. July 22nd, 2011 at 2:30 pm. 7551 Coleman Rd., E. Lansing, MI 48823 517-3390397 Travis SimonHousehold Goods, furniture, Boxes, Sporting Goods, Tools, TV’s or stereo equipment, office equipment, construction equipment, Any questions regarding the above information are to be addresses to the manager of this facility at the phone number shown above. Manager must secure an original copy of the ad by either obtaining a tear sheet directly from the newspaper or by purchasing a copy of the newspaper. TC-935248 7/3, 10/11 Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at:


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ACURA MDX TOURING 2004 $8,000 6 cyl, DVD, Nav System, Lthr, 161500mi., Black 517-410-9599

Antique-Classic Cars STUDEBAKER 1952 $6500 Commander V8, 4 dr., 3 spd, 57,700 mi. 517-543-7767

Chevrolet CORVETTE 1984 $7000 FIRM 41,000 actual mi., excellently main.,troublefree, all orig. Serious inquiries only 989-292-0046

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CAMARO Z-28 1979 $2000 Selling it for parts, rebuilt small 350, & many new parts 517-303-3666 CAVALIER 2001 4 dr., auto, air, CD, clean, sharp Mint City Auto, St. Johns

$3495 989-640-1899

MALIBU MAXX 2004 $5395 Loaded, remote start, with warranty Mint City Auto, St. Johns 989-640-1899

MALIBU LS 2010 Loaded, sharp, new tires Mint City Auto, St. Johns

$11,995 989-640-1899

Ford 2002 FORD WINDSTAR SPORT $4300 Bright red, rear spoiler, alum. wheels, 7 pass. Sharp. 517 651-6154 2003 FORD F-350 XLT 2WD $11,000 Dual whls,107K, Reese 5th whl hitch. Call after 5 pm 989-534-1333 THUNDERBIRD COUPE 1966 $3200/TRADE Disassembled, motor & trans done, lots of new parts, sac. because of hlth reasons 517-331-0542

Lincoln 2010 LINCOLN MKT $35,800 3 seats, SUV, nav., moonroof, back up camera. Like new 239-273-2772 Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at:

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

Oldsmobile 1998 OLDS AURORA Loaded, low mi., no rust Excellent cond.

$5995/OBO 989-640-7932

Saab SAAB 95 WAGON 2002 53,000 mi., needs work

$4,600 517-351-4424

Trucks GMC SIERRA 2500 SL 2002 $14,500 H/D Ext. Cab, 8 cyl, Pwr Seats 135000mi., Red, Trailer ready 517-256-3243 FORD F250 XLT, 2002 $7,900 170,500 mi. Crew Cab Super Duty 10 cyl, Black, , cargo box,rear seat 517-449-8776

Vans 2000 CHEVY CONVERSION VAN $2300 loaded, great shape, 231K, Remote start 517-351-0593 HANDICAP VANS USED, BOUGHT & SOLD Mini & full size 5751 S. Cedar - Call Dale 517-882-7299

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

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The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCL 600.3241 or MCL 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale, or 15 days after statutory notice, whichever is later. THIRD PARTY PURCHASERS: The foreclosing mortgagee may rescind the sale. In such event, damages, if any, are limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. TENANTS: If you are a tenant in the property, please contact our office as you may have certain rights.

Attorneys Lender/Mortgagee 2401 East Grand River Avenue Lansing, Michigan 48912 (517) 487-8300 TC-934538 7/3, 10, 17, 24/11 STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF INGHAM NOTICE TO CREDITORS Decedent’s Estate

against the estate will be forever barred unless presented to David R. Grigg, named personal representative or proposed personal representative, or to both the probate court at Veterans Memorial Courthouse, 313 W. Kalamazoo, Lansing, MI 48933 and the named/proposed personal representative within 4 months after the date of publication of this notice.

Carrie S. Ihrig P69830 2401 East Grand River Avenue Estate of MARILYN M. Lansing, Michigan 48912 GRIGG, Deceased Date of (517) 487-8300 birth: 2/14/1927. TO ALL CREDITORS:* David R. Grigg NOTICE TO CREDITORS: 3180 Ridgeway Road Dated: June 22, 2011 The decedent, MARILYN M. Dayton, OH 45419 GRIGG, who lived at 800 For more information, Downer Avenue, Lansing, (937) 681-5099 please call: Michigan died on or before TC-936621 Carrie S. Ihrig (P69830) Apr 2011. 7/10/11 GRUA, JAMO & YOUNG, PLC 19 Creditors the decedent Attorneys for are notified of that all claims FILE NO. 11-1496-DE







State Construction Code Date introduced: July 5, 2011 Nature of the ordinance: To amend Chapter 14, Article II, Section 1426, by adding Section 14-26 (c) and Section 14-26 (d) to reference the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) Full text available at: Meridian Township Municipal Building, 5151 Marsh Road Meridian Township Service Center, 2100 Gaylord C. Smith Ct. Hope Borbas Okemos Branch Library, 4321 Okemos Road Haslett Branch Library, 5670 School Street Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road Snell Towar Recreation Center, 6146 Porter Avenue The Township Website

Date introduced: July 5, 2011 Nature of the ordinance: Amendment to Section 86-436, Conserv ancy District to adopt new Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) and Flood Insurance Study (FIS) Full text available at: Meridian Township Municipal Building, 5151 Marsh Road Meridian Township Service Center, 2100 Gaylord C. Smith Ct. Hope Borbas Okemos Branch Library, 4321 Okemos Road Haslett Branch Library, 5670 School Street Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road Snell Towar Recreation Center, 6146 Porter Avenue The Township Website

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CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF MERIDIAN LEGAL NOTICE Zoning Amendment #11020 Ordinance No. 2011-08






Information may be examined at the Department of Community Planning and Development, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, Michigan 488641198, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Mary Helmbrecht, CMC Township Clerk TC-936244 CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF MERIDIAN ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS PUBLIC HEARING 5151 MARSH ROAD, OKEMOS, MI 48864-1198 (517) 853-4000 WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2011, 6:30 PM TOWN HALL ROOM

The last day on which candidates for member of the East Lansing Board of Education may file nominating petitions with the City Clerk of the City of East Lansing for the annual school election to be held on November 8, 2011 is: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 until 4:00 o’clock P.M. There is one position to be filled at the said election for a full term of four years ending December 31, 2015. Petition forms may be ob-

tained at the office of the Board of Education, 841 Timberlane, Suite A, East Lansing, Michigan, telephone 333-7424, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M or at the office of the East Lansing City Clerk, 410 Abbot Road, East Lansing, Michigan, telephone 319-6914 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.

Donna Rich Kaplowitz Secretary, Board of Education TC-936222


Information regarding the request may be examined at the Department of Community Planning and Development, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, Michigan 48864-1198, between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Comments may be made in writing addressed to the Zoning Board of Appeals at 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, MI 48864 or may be made at the hearing. MARY M.G. HELMBRECHT, CMC TOWNSHIP CLERK

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BATH CHARTER TOWNSHIP SYNOPSIS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING OF JULY 5, 2011 Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Supervisor Schneider. Members present were Supervisor Schneider, Clerk McQueen, Treasurer Garrity, Trustees Clark, Curtis, Pett and Puttler. Also present were Superintendent Feltman, Police Chief Rose, County Commissioners Clover-Adams and Stacey and several township residents. ACTION:

1. ZBA CASE NO. 11-07-27-1 PHILLIP M. STEVENS, 4371 VAN ATTA ROAD, OKEMOS, MI 48864 DESCRIPTION: 4371 Van Atta Road TAX PARCEL: 25-101-006 ZONING DISTRICT RR (Rural Residential) The applicant is proposing to construct an accessory structure in the front. Section 86-565 of the Code of Ordinances prohibits an accessory building from projecting into any front yard, therefore the applicant is requesting a variance.



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1. Approved the agenda as printed. 2. Approved the consent agenda to receive and file the April 13, 2011 Police & Fire Board minutes, City of East Lansing Letter in reference to Non-Motorized Transportation Plan, DeWitt Charter Township letter in reference to Miracle League Baseball Field groundbreaking. Approved the payment of the General Fund vouchers #39367-#39419 in the amount of $43,747.58, Sewer Fund vouchers #2813-#2816 in the amount of $94,521.50, Payroll vouchers #20689-#20724, Direct Deposits #1004-#1022 in the amount of $70,074.97. 3. Approved the regular meeting minutes of June 20, 2011 as printed. 4. Approved the agreement with Spicer Group to provide assistance and a survey to the DDA Board in the total amount of $6,100. 5. Approved the purchase of an aquatic weed harvester for $15,000. County Commissioner Report given Superintendent’s Report - Written and verbal report given. Meeting adjourned at 8:27 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Kathleen B. McQueen, Clerk DBR/TC-936336


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All petitions must be filed by 4:00 P.M. on Tuesday, August 16, 2011, at the office of the City Clerk of the City of East Lansing, 410 Abbot Road, East Lansing, Michigan along with the legally required "Affidavit of Identity." You may also obtain a copy of the "Affidavit of Identity" at the office of the City Clerk or on the Secretary of State’s website at Candidates can avoid filing nominating petitions by paying a filing fee of $100 to the City Clerk of the City of East Lansing by the filing deadline.


Date introduced: July 5, 2011 Nature of the ordinance: To amend Section 86-368 (b)(2) Home Occupations to update the allowed uses and standards for home occupations Full text available at: Meridian Township Municipal Building, 5151 Marsh Road Meridian Township Service Center, 2100 Gaylord C. Smith Ct. Hope Borbas Okemos Branch Library, 4321 Okemos Road Haslett Branch Library, 5670 School Street Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road Snell Towar Recreation Center, 6146 Porter Avenue The Township Website


Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the Charter Township of Meridian will hold a public hearing on Monday July 25, 2011, at 7:00 p.m., in the Meridian Township Municipal Building, Town Hall Room, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos (phone 517-853-4560), to hear all persons interested in a special use permit. Omega Architects has requested the special use permit to develop 3010 E. Lake Lansing Road for use as a gas station, drive-through restaurant and convenience store. The .68 acre site is zoned C-2 (Commercial).


7/10/11 CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF MERIDIAN LEGAL NOTICE Special Use Permit #11031 (Omega Architects) Public Hearing





Date passed: July 5, 2011 Nature of the ordinance: Amend Section 86-440, the Mixed Use Planned Unit Development (MUPUD) Ordinance Full text available at: Meridian Township Municipal Building, 5151 Marsh Road Meridian Township Service Center, 2100 Gaylord C. Smith Ct. Hope Borbas Okemos Branch Library, 4321 Okemos Road Haslett Branch Library, 5670 School Street Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road Snell Towar Recreation Center, 6146 Porter Avenue The Township Website


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