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September 28, 2013 • Vol. 134 No. 39 514 S. Kalamazoo Ave. in Marshall, MI • Phone 269-781-5444 and FAX 269-781-7766 • www.advisor-chronicle.com

In The News: River Clean Up and Conservation Day is Oct. 5

The 12th annual River Clean Up and Conservation Day will be held on Oct. 5. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. in the upstairs training room at the Public Services Building, 900 S. Marshall Ave. The work will be done between 9 a.m. and noon. Each year hundreds of people volunteer to help better the Kalamazoo River and Marshall’s parks. “We’ve never been disappointed so far in the volunteer turnout,” said Cheryl Vosburg, the city of Marshall’s environmental program coordinator. “We’ve had as many as 250, and our average is approximately 125.” See story on page 16

Former Fredonia Twp. fire chiefs memorialized On Sept. 21, four members of the Fredonia Township Fire Department traveled to Roscommon, Mich. to take part in the Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Festival to memorialize five of their past fire chiefs by adding their names the Michigan State Firemen’s Memorial. “We wanted to honor them for the time and service they put in to this community,” Fredonia Fire Chief Phil Damon said. “They put their life on the line to help others. We wanted to do something as a memorial to them.” See story on page 48

Community Inclusive Recreation receives United Way support During the 2013-14 Marshall United Way campaign, one recipient agency will be highlighted in each issue of the ad-visor&chronicle to help United Way donors know more clearly where some of their dollars are going. This week’s focus is Community Inclusive Recreation (CIR), an organization founded on the belief that everyone belongs with friends, family and community. Its mission reads: “Community Inclusive Recreation is a community-led resource that reduces barriers to personal growth and provides opportunities for vulnerable populations”. See story on page 20

Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Tribal Council members to receive awards Tribal Council Members, Dorie Rios and Jamie Stuck will receive a national and global award in the coming weeks. On Sept. 20, Stuck and Rios celebrated these honors with team members from the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi and FireKeepers Casino Hotel, along with FireKeepers Casino Hotel executive team members and other guests. “FireKeepers Casino Hotel congratulates Ms. Rios and Mr. Stuck,” commented Bruce McKee, chief executive officer for FireKeepers Casino Hotel. “We are proud to celebrate these achievements with the NHBP. This exemplary leadership is a key to the past, present and future success of FireKeepers Casino Hotel.” See story on page 38

Marshall Half The Sky Chapter finishes first year The Marshall Half the Sky Chapter has completed its first year of working toward improving the health and welfare of women, both in developing countries and locally. Under the leadership of Katie Bagale, the chapter, inspired by the book “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity For Women Worldwide” has donated funds, networked with organizations both in Calhoun County and around the world, and has provided the spark for a program at Gordon School that raised $10,000 in seven months to supply two primary school libraries in Bangladesh. See story on page 24

Celebrating

100 Years of Caring O

n Oct. 6, Starr Commonwealth will hold its 100th Anniversary Founder’s Day celebration. This year’s featured speakers will be actress Holly Robinson Peete and her husband, former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete. American Idol Season 8 finalist Matt Giraud will be performing at the event. Pictured in front of the iconic Floyd Starr statue are Montcalm School students, from left, Ally, James, Aaron and Melissa. See story on page 10


Word on the Street What’s your favorite part about MHS Homecoming? Editor’s Corner

Marshall High School will conclude its Homecoming Week tonight (Sept. 28) with the Homecoming Dance. Friday night was the annual Homecoming football game where the Homecoming Court was honored at halftime. Last week, students were involved in various activities and dress up days for the annual event.

by John Hendler When I was a teenager, my best friend’s father, Andre, owned a small men’s clothing store in Miami. Sometimes after school I’d go hang out at the store with my friend and just shoot the breeze. On one particular afternoon in October 1980 (I remember my friend and I at odds over who would win the World Series - Philadelphia or Kansas City), I noticed that Andre’s assistant was not at the store and I asked what happened to him. Andre told me that since sales had been slow and thus, less money was coming in, he had to let his employee go. Being an idealistic teenager who thought he knew everything, I smugly asked Andre if he took into account what losing his job would mean to the employee and his family. Now, Andre was as old school as they came; he came from Europe in the early 60s with nothing and built his business up from scratch, probably while walking barefoot on broken glass to and from work. (He once kicked me out of his car even before I set foot in the back seat because I had not greeted him with “the proper respect deserved of an elder.”) Needless to say, he wasn’t thrilled about my question and looked like he was going to banish me (again) from the store forever as he leaned in close to me and sternly whispered, quite tactfully, “Why are you asking me such a stupid question?” He said, yes, he felt badly that he had to let the man go, but the decision was purely business and not personal and although it was “admirable” of me to worry about that man’s family, Andre told me he was insulted that I didn’t seem to be concerned about his own family’s welfare. “Business is pretty black and white,” he told me, still giving me the evil eye and proceeded to lecture me that if there is more business, more demand for his product, then he hires someone. When business is bad, he lets them go. “I went into business to make money to support my family,” he said, the steam starting to come out of his ears. “I did not go into business to make sure I provide a job for someone.” He then squeezed my cheek, smiled and said, “Such a stupid boy,” and went to greet a customer. I wonder if Andre were a young man today and wanted to start a business, would he do so because he’d be able to get a break from the government in his payroll tax or some other “enticement” if he hired a new employee, knowing that he didn’t need such an employee, and that in the long run, it might even cost him more money to run his business? I can almost hear him now: Why are you asking me such a stupid question? Until next week, may the good news be yours.

Correction: Martha Bunde’s name was incorrectly spelled in the Sept. 21 picture caption with the article “Constitution Week celebrated in Calhoun County” on page 10.

Kinsey Tekiele, Marshall

Landrie Long, Marshall

Nina Hendler, Marshall

"I like class t-shirt day because it’s really competitive and I like the assembly.”

"I like going and hanging out with my friends before the Homecoming Dance on Saturday.”

"I really enjoy competing in the games at the assembly and coming together as a class.”

Maddie Rayner, Marshall

Taylor Karns, Marshall

Jane Turner, Marshall

"I really like the dress up days. The 80s days was my favorite.”

"I really like the assembly where we do all the challenges between all the classes because it’s fun to watch everybody.”

"I’m really excited for the football game to see all the students come out to support the team.”

Letters

Early Childhood Standards of Common Core found harmful To the Editor: Child Psychologist Dr. Megan Koschnick criticizes Common Core Standards for K-3 as age and developmentally inappropriate. Over 500 early childhood health and education professionals share her concerns and feel the Common Core (CC) standards are actually harmful to young children. The over 500 early childhood health and educational professionals signed a statement saying, in part: “We have grave concerns about the core standards for young children….The proposed standards conflict with compelling new research in cognitive science, neuroscience, child development, and early childhood education about how young children learn, what they need to learn, and how best to teach them in kindergarten and the early grades…” www.washingtonpost.com/b logs/answersheet/wp/2013/01/29/atough-critique-of-commoncore-on-early-childhood-education (to see the names of all 500+ professionals, follow the link to http://www.allianceforchildh ood.org/position_statements ). This blog, written by Edward Miller and Nancy Carlsson Paige, quoted Dr. Carla Horowitz of the Yale Child Study Center as stating,

“The Core Standards will cause suffering, not learning, for many, many young children.” “Why do we care if Common Core (CC) standards are age inappropriate? Well, you can answer that with one word – stress,” says Dr. Koschnick. “Instead of thinking about what’s developmentally appropriate for kindergarteners, they are thinking {college} is where we want this kindergartener to end up, so let’s back track down to kindergarten and have kindergarteners work on these skills from an early age. This can cause major stress for the child because they are not prepared for this level of education.” CC math expects kindergarten children to think abstractively, for instance, when in reality, their brains are not yet developed to think this way. They need to be doing concrete operations at this stage of development, explains Dr. Koschnick. Dr. Koschnick gave a presentation at an education conference on Sept. 9 at the University of Notre Dame, which can be viewed at www.youtube.com/watch?v =vrQbJImVJZo. Attendees at the conference reacted to Dr. Koschnick’s presentation with some interesting re-

marks: Heartland Institute’s Joy Pullman said, “Dr. Koschnick’s analysis makes it clear what other early childhood professionals have said: Common Core asks small children to behave like little adults, and they are not little adults. Anyone who cares for a small child could tell you this. This is a further consequence of the CC lead writers’ lack of experience and professional reputation, and of its committees excluding experts in early childhood.” Khadine Ritter of Ohio responded, “As a mother of two young children, I am astounded by the irresponsibility of those in government who seemingly never consulted child development experts to determine if these standards were age appropriate. They are toying with a generation of students, but we won’t see the detrimental consequences until it is too late. I hope public officials will now do their homework and watch Dr. Koschnick’s important presentation.” Professor Gerard Bradley of University of Notre Dame Laws School said, “Many critical observers of Common Core have focused upon the inadequate math and ELA standards at the high school end of educa-

tion – and rightly so. But, Dr. Koschnick’s arresting presentation tells us that there is much to criticize at the front end, as well.” State Representatives Tom McMillin (R-Rochester Hills) and Theresa Abed (DGrand Ledge) also attended the education conference. They have just released a news article sharing their concerns about Common Core. They are calling on State Board of Education President John Austin to immediately ensure that K-3 public school teachers know they have the flexibility to not implement CC standards that are harmful to the children in their classrooms. McMillin continued, “State Board of Education President Austin claimed in testimony before the House Subcommittee on CC that the SBE could change copyrighted Common Core standards – well here is an urgent area that needs changing now. Don’t hesitate. Many K-3 teachers are being told this week and in the following weeks and months that they must adhere to CC standards that will harm children in their classrooms. That inappropriate dictate from the state must be changed immediately!” Richard Wilson, Marshall


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Marshall still seeking elusive first victory Redhawks lose to Sturgis 28-25 to fall to 0-4

photos by John Hendler

Madison Hautau, left, and Drew Maisner, right, make first qurater tackles.

Landry Reynolds pulls in the second of his three touchdown receptions. On the night, Reynolds had seven receptions for 101 yards.

Marshall quarterback Dan Welke, No. 2, threw four touchdown passes and rushed for 38 yards on 10 carries as Marshall lost its closest game of the season Sept. 20, a 28-25 loss at Sturgis as the Redhawks fell to 0-4. Welke threw three TD passes to Landry Reynolds and one to Alex Walton, above right. Welke was 11 of 25 for 154 yards. Walton caught two passes for 30 yards. Also on the ground, Jerome Washington gained 31 yards on nine carries. Leading tacklers for Marshall were Bobby Owens with seven and Jonah Zebolsky with five. Jerome Washington, with teammate Kodee Smock leading the way during a second quarter kick return. Washington rushed for 31 yards on nine carries. Jared Etter, No. 73 and Travis Mumaw, No. 15 on the offensive line. Marshall’s cheerleaders braved the rain to cheer on the Redhawks and the many fans that made the trip to Sturgis.


Marshall swimmers defeat Loy Norrix

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Jessica Bush won the 100-yard butterfly Sept. 24 in Marshall’s home meet versus Loy Norrix with a time of 1:10.93.

Hope Earl, competing in the 200-yard freestyle Sept. 24.

Landrie Long in the medley relay Sept. 21.

Sami Donahue, prior to the start of the 400-yard freestyle relay.

Jane Turner, in the 100-yard backstroke during the Marshall quad meet Sept. 21.

Jenny Diver placed first in the 100-yard breaststroke Sept. 24 with a time of 1:20.04 Marshall divers Courtney Hounshell, far left, and Olivia Graves.

Marshall swimmers cheer on teammate Brooklyn Tobias.

Johanna Murray talks with assistant coach Steve Weaver.


Marshall soccer hopes to stop losing skid Redhawks 0-6-1 in last seven games; host Hackett today

Marshall’s Dillon DeBrabander, after getting past two Charlotte defenders and the goalkeeper watches his shot head into the goal Sept. 25 in the game’s 10th minute to give the Redhawks a 1-0 lead. The goal was DeBrabander’s 20th of the season. Marshall ended up losing the contest 3-1 as the team’s winless streak reached seven games. Marshall hosts Hackett today, Saturday, Sept. 28 at 12:45 p.m. The SMAC league tournament begins on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

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Antonio Lerma is stopped by Charlotte goalkeeper Tanner Johns.

Andy Libbrecht looks to get to the ball ahead of Charlotte’s Nick Welch.

Marshall’s Gregory Wade, left and Phil Delapas try to seek out the ball on a first half corner kick.

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MHS equestrian advances to regional meet

Marshall golfers place second at Coldwater Inv.; Finish 3rd in SMAC east The Marshall High School girls golf team will close out its regular season today, Saturday, Sept. 28 by competing in the second round of the SMAC league tournament at Island Hills Golf Course in Centreville.Up next for the team is the regional tournament Oct. 10 with a state berth on the line. On Sept. 20, Marshall placed second out of 18 teams at the Coldwater Invitational with a four-player total of 380. Sammi Price led Marshall with a 91, which as the ninthbest score overall. Jill Puckett shot 94 and was followed by Annie Cape (96) and Shannon Hicks (99). It was the first time this season at an 18-hole event that all four scores were under 100. On Sept. 23 at the Lakeview Jamboree, the final SMAC East event of the season, Marshall placed third with a total of 186. For the season, Marshall placed third in the SMAC East behind Lakeview and Coldwater. Price was named to the All-Division team while Puckett earned Honorable Mention.

New Marshall business offers free clinic and baseball/softball skills training The Marshall High School equestrian Team will travel to Regional competition this weekend through Sunday in Berrien Springs to compete for a chance at the state meet. The team advanced to the regional by virtue of their showing at the final meet of the season Sept. 22 in Coldwater. From left: Assistant Coach Kellie Smith, Lily Fingas, Katie Asselin, Maya Williams-captain, Megan Zoss-captain, Henry Hautau, Ashton Vandenburg-Captain, Rachel Mapes, Hannah Inman-Captain, Megan McFadden, Coach Mary Stockel Adams.

Marshall volleyball wins BCC tournament

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The Marshall High School varsity volleyball team went unbeaten the Battle Creek Central Invitational on Sept. 21. In pool play, Marshall defeated Maple Valley, Jackson and Hastings in straight sets. In the winners bracket, Marshall defeated Loy Norrix in straight sets in the quarterfinals and Hastings in the semi finals, also in straight sets. In the final, Marshall defeated Athens, 26-24, 19-25 and 15-5. Among the highlights were Logan Kiessling’s 48 kills and 46 digs; Grace Crawford's 41 kills, 51 digs and nine aces; and Brooke Mason’s 73 assists and 33 digs. Marshall improved its record to 17-5-1 heading into the Sept. 25 match versus Coldwater. "I was happy to be able to win this tournament,” said coach John Miller. “We started really slow and sluggish but managed to pull it together when we needed to." Pictured above are Heather Sell, left, and Logan Kiessling, right. Pictured bottom right: Coach John Miller talks with his team during a timeout versus Coldwater Sept. 25.

A new baseball/softball training facility called Velocity Baseball Academy, is opening in Marshall next month, and owner/trainer Kevin Lewis's first order of business is to put on a free baseball/softball clinic for area students ages 8-18. The free clinic will be held Sunday, Oct. 6, from 11:30a.m. t0 1:30p.m. on the Marshall Softball Fields at 1113 W. Michigan Avenue, and is co-sponsored by Marshall Recreation and Marshall Activity Center. Interested participants are asked to email or call Coach Lewis at velocity3030@gmail.com or 269- 589-3193. The Velocity Baseball Academy will feature indoor batting cages, an Iron Mike pitching machine, and an indoor pitching mound, giving athletes a year-round opportunity to train, practice and receive one on one coaching. The Academy will also make the Iron Mike pitching machine, which has a remote activation feature to enhance instruction, available to individuals and teams without having to enroll in private training sessions. Lewis, a 1996 graduate of Vicksburg High School, was recruited to pitch for Olivet College. After two years in Olivet he transferred to follow his coach who was hired to head the Missouri Baptist

University baseball program, one of the top five programs in the nation at the time in the NAIA Division. While at MBU, Lewis was voted the top pitcher in the region and also earned All-Conference and National honors. He later pitched for a USA travel team in Venezuela and Peru and signed a contract with the Springfield Capitals in the Frontier League where his playing career was ended by a rotator cuff injury. Lewis holds a Sports Management/Kinesiology degree from Missouri Baptist and has started work on an MBA degree at Spring Arbor University. He has coached youth baseball and softball teams and given private lessons in the Kalamazoo area for over 10 years. “Operating my own baseball training facility has long been a dream of mine,” said Lewis, “and I'm very excited about this opportunity to open it in Marshall.” The Velocity Baseball Academy will open in mid October at 343 S. Mulberry. For additional information about the Academy or the Oct. 6 free clinic, call or email coach Lewis at 269589-3193 or velocity3030@gmail.com.


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2014 SILVERADO LEASE FOR

389

$

00

MO.

PLUS TAX. 39/10K, WITH $1,500 DUE @ DELIVERY

00

MO.

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PLUS TAX. 39/10K, WITH $1,500 DUE @ DELIVERY

ROYAL

WE DELIVER TO BATTLE CREEK DAILY! ‘13 REGAL TURBO PREMIUM$ XM Radio

‘13 VERANO

Was $24,055 • Sale CONSUMER CASH CONQUEST CASH -

Now STK#C3127

or

23,547

$

Was $31,530 • Sale 30,818 CONSUMER CASH - $1,000 BONUS CASH - $500 CONQUEST CASH - $1,000

$1,000 $1,000 *

21,547

$

228

$

Now

54

39 MONTH LEASE

MO.**

STK#C3079

‘13 TERRAIN SLE-2

STK#T3210

or

27,899*

29770 39 MONTH LEASE

MO.**

Now STK#C3051

‘13 ENCORE

STK#T3351

or

28,005* 19

39 MONTH LEASE

637 E. Chicago Rd., Coldwater, MI

MO.**

517-279-8061 • 1-888-590-2349

or

32,019*

$

33786

$

MO.**

39 MONTH LEASE

4WD, Trailering Equipment, Remote Start, Tailgate Liner, Off Road Suspension $ Was $44,780 • Sale 42,151 TRADE ALLOWANCE - $1,000

$

358

$

39 MONTH LEASE

‘14 SIERRA 1500 CREW CAB SLE

Leather, Power Sunroof $ Was $29,315 • Sale 28,505 CONSUMER CASH - $500

Now

MO.**

Leather, XM Radio $ Was $35,395 • Sale 34,519 CONSUMER CASH - $1,500 LEASE LOYALTY - $1,000

$

$

29017

$

‘13 LACROSSE

Power Sunroof, Remote Start, Heated Seats $ Was $29,970 • Sale 28,899 CONSUMER CASH - $1,000

Now

or

28,318*

$

Now

STK#T4025

41,151*

$

461 www.royalchevy.net or

$

20

MO.**

39 MONTH LEASE

VISIT TO TAKE A VISUAL TOUR OF THESE VEHICLES!

*Plus tax, title and fees. All rebates to dealer. See dealer for details. **All leases are 39 month leases, payments plus tax and fees. 10,000 miles per year. $325 due at signing on Verano; $610.56 due at signing on Terrain; *75 @ 6% tax, fees, W.A.C. 0 MPG based on highway mileage. Prices include rebates. *75 months months @ 6% + + fees, 0 down. down. MPG based on fueleconomy.gov, fueleconomy.gov, Prices include rebates. $235 due at signing on tax, Encore; $445 W.A.C. due at signing on Regal; $499 due at signing on LaCrosse; $724 due athighway signing on mileage. Sierra. All WAC. See dealer for details.

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*All lease payments plus 6% sales tax and plate, deal number 62257.

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