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Duo sentenced to prison in April overdose death By J ohn S chneider Editor


Kingston robotics team wins top award at invite By Alex Szwarc Reporter

FLINT – For the Kingston Robo-Cards, Kingston High School’s robotics team, the Kettering University Week One Invitational on March 2 and March 3 in Flint was a prime example of how there is a first time for everything. See KINGSTON A6


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I Stand with Ian: Comedy benefit set for Caro boy By John Schneider Editor

For one night, friends, family and supporters of 5-year-old Ian Pomeroy will be able to emit tears caused by laughter, rather than tears caused by pain. On Friday, April 6, the new auditorium at Caro High School will play host to the fundraiser Comedy 4 Cancer, with all proceeds going to Ian’s family to help with medical expenses. Comedy 4 Cancer features three comedians – Dan Simon, Khurum Sheikh and headliner Steve Lind. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the show starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. In October, Ian’s parents, Steven and Embery Pomeroy, of Caro, saw their worst fears realized when doctors told them that Ian had an inoperable tumor on his brain stem. Since then, the Caro McComb Elementary School kindergarten student has gone through a brutal treatment regimen. After several weeks of radiation treatment at University of Michigan Medical Center, in Ann Arbor, Ian’s parents gave the OK for the hospital to treat him with an experimental therapy, called XL184. “I spoke to (Embery), the new (therapy) has only been used about 100 times,” said Sheila Savage, a spokesperson and friend to the Pomeroy family. “Radiation was pretty rough on him, he was unable

to walk for quite some time. He just recently started walking on his own again.” Ian began the new treatment in January, shortly after returning from a Make-A-Wish Foundationsponsored trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Although the new medication is causing some negative side effects on Ian, such as mood changes, physically the youngster is beginning to look more and more like his old self thanks to losing the weight he gained from steroid treatment. The “I Stand with Ian” Facebook page has over 1,500 followers, and updates concerned community members of Ian’s progress. A post from Sunday, March 4 states “Ian was looking in the mirror and said, ‘Mom my cheeks are going down, I’m almost back to old Ian.’” In November, Ian was given a terminal prognosis of 18 months. Metro Detroit resident JD Marshall is co-founder and president of Comedy 4 Cancer. He told The Advertiser that this will be the first show performed outside of the Detroit area. “This is kind of out of our wheelhouse, we usually don’t go on the road so this is a whole new ball game,” Marshall said. “I said ‘If you can find a building, I can bring the comedians, do the printing and we can bring the show out there.’”

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Five-year-old Ian Pomeroy, middle, with parents Steven Pomeroy (left) and Embery Pomeroy. Ian, a kindergarten student at Caro’s McComb Elementary School, was diagnosed with an inoperable tumor on his brain stem in October. On April 6, a comedy show – Comedy 4 Cancer – will take place at Caro High School to raise funds as Ian See IAN A10 continues his treatment.


Cars in Caro: Dealership celebrates 35 years in Caro, partners with Garber By Alex Szwarc Reporter

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Kingston High School senior Zack Rayl at the Kettering University Week One Invitational in Flint last Saturday. Kingston High School’s robotics team, the Kingston RoboCards, went 6-0 in playoff matches and were the district event winners.







Two Tuscola County men were sentenced to prison this week for their roles in the April heroin overdose death of E m i l y Dennis. A d a m R o b e r t M a x s o n , MAXSON Dennis’ boyfriend, was sentenced to eight to 15 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter and identical terms of six to 20 years for delivery/ manufacture of cocaine, heroin or another narcotic and controlled substance – inducing a person to violate.

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Readers of The Advertiser have voted. And they think longtime automobile retailer Pat Curtis Chevrolet is a top-notch business. Now called Curtis Garber Chevrolet Cadillac, the dealership came out on top in five categories – auto body shop, auto service/ repair, used auto dealer, (Courtesy photo) oil change and new The staff of Curtis Garber Chevrolet Cadillac, left to right: Aaron Hildinger, Pat Curtis, auto dealer – in The Advertiser’s annual Mark Curtis, Jeremiah Wade, Trent Reamer, Dan Vega, Deven Hodder, Dave Reamer, Jason Gentner, James Lopez, Beth Walz, Scott Karr, Chris Jansen, Aaron Craig, Mark readers’ choice survey. Orzel, Brandon Dillon, Ron Hormel, Dan Curtis, Tom Kennedy, Sheri Kastrava, Ben “We appreciate the Freitas, Sue Truemner, Barry Martin, Erin O’Farrello and Star Lockwood. support,” Sales Manager expanded the business to its current we had a large improvement and Mark Curtis (Pat Curtis’ son) said. “We try to take care of our location, in a large showroom at 425 doubled the size of the body shop. In the last few years, paint booths and S. Ellington St. (M-24). customers.” “Everything was primarily a computerized frame machine have In 1983, Pat Curtis opened his car dealership, offering car deals ran out of the building on State been put in the body shop.” from a modest building at 700 N. Street,” Pat Curtis said. “We built See GARBER A4 State St. About two decades later, he this (showroom) in 2002. In 1998,

A win off the court: Reese Public Schools surprised with $55,000 donation Last week’s boys’ basketball matchup between bitter rivals Reese and Unionville-Sebewaing Area was the game of the year on the local scene. But it was what happened at halftime that had Reese community members abuzz.

CARO | A3 Caro Chamber of Commerce honors citizens at annual dinner The Caro Chamber of Commerce hosted its 49th annual Community Dinner on Saturday, March 3 at Caro Knights of Columbus hall, honoring local individuals who make a difference in the community. Dale Perz was named Citizen of the Year, Steven Strachan was given the Junior Citizen of the Year award and Dolly Jones was honored as the 2017 Merit Award recipient.

SAGINAW CO. | B1 Yorke sparks Millington to fifth straight district final appearance Zac Yorke helped ensure that Millington’s transition from Class C to Class B boys’ basketball district play for this year got off to a smooth start. The Cardinals (11-10), who drew a first-round bye, knocked off Birch Run (6-15) 51-32 in a Wednesday district semifinal that marked their third win in as many meetings with the Panthers this season. Yorke accounted for all of his team-high 15 points in the second half, where Millington pulled away from what was only a five-point lead at halftime, 17-12.

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A win off the court: Reese Public Schools Caro senior wins state essay award surprised with $55,000 donation

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From left to right: Reese High School Principal Brian Galsterer, Reese Public Schools Board Member Dawn Kalkman and Reese Public Schools Superintendent Keith Wetters at a ceremony in the Reese High School gymnasium where the trio were presented a check to the district for $55,000. The endowment was given by an anonymous donor through the Tuscola County Community Foundation. Wetters has a look of surprise on his face having just learned that another anonymous Reese couple promised to match the first $5,000 raised by the community to add to the endowment. By John Schneider Editor

Last week’s boys’ basketball matchup between bitter rivals Reese and UnionvilleSebewaing Area was the game of the year on the local scene. But it was what happened at halftime that had Reese community members abuzz. Tuscola County Community Foundation Executive Director Ken Micklash presented the Reese Public Schools administration with a $55,000 donation. “This is an endowment that will be around forever,” said Reese Superintendent Keith Wetters. “It’s awesome, and I can tell you that the fund has been created to provide support for the educational and charitable purposes to enhance student learning opportunities and to support the social and emotional needs of students in our community.” The donation was made by an anonymous Reese couple, Wetters said, and will be called the “Reese Public Schools Because

We Care Outreach Foundation.” “The community member, and his wife, thought that it would be a wonderful thing to do for the school and the community,” Micklash said. The TCCF will be in charge of the fund, with the first $50,000 going into an endowment – where the interest gained on a yearly basis will be available for children of the community. The other $5,000 will be available immediately. “It will perpetuate itself forever,” Micklash said. “It’s an endowment fund and the interest it earns will be used to help the schools and community on a yearly basis and forever at this point.” Wetters stressed that the endowment is not just for Reese Public Schools students, but for all kids in the Reese community, including students at Reese-area schools, St. Michael’s Lutheran School, Trinity Lutheran and St. Elizabeth Catholic School. Wetters added that the endowment could take care of a plethora of students’ needs, See DONATION A5



Almer Township When: March 6 – 1:10 p.m. Where: Cass River Drive Incident: Traffic, NonCriminal – Accident • One vehicle accident When: March 6 – 10:45 p.m. Where: East Caro Road Incident: Traffic, NonCriminal – Accident • Car/deer Arbela Township When: March 7 – 12:02 p.m. Where: 2000 of South Van Buren Road Incident: Miscellaneous – Assist to Other Police Agency • Assist Reese Police Department with subject with guns making threats Dayton Township When: March 6 – 9:05 p.m. Where: 9900 block of Silverwood Road Incident: Inspections/ Investigations – Other Inspections • Liquor inspection Denmark Township When: March 7 – 9:55 a.m. Where: West Sanilac County Incident: Marijuana Possess • Possess marijuana When: March 7 – 9:55 a.m. Where: West Sanilac Road Incident: Operating Under the Influence of Controlled Substance • Operating under influence of drugs Elkland Township When: March 6 – 12 a.m. Where: Koepfgen Road Incident: Traffic, NonCriminal – Accident • Car/deer When: March 8 – 10:15 a.m. Where: Elmwood Road Incident: Traffic, NonCriminal - Accident • Two vehicle accident

Ellington Township When: March 6 – 4:45 p.m. Where: 3000 block of Dodge Road Incident: Assault and Battery/ Simple Assault • Domestic assault – brothers fighting Elmwood Township When: March 8 – 12:40 p.m. Where: Colwood Road Incident: Traffic, NonCriminal – Accident • One vehicle accident Fairgrove Township When: March 8 – 12:10 a.m. Where: Fairgrove Road Incident: Miscellaneous – Non-Criminal • Vehicle in ditch Fremont Township When: March 8 – 11:45 a.m. Where: Obrien Road Incident: Inspections/ Investigations – Suspicious Situations • Suspicious vehicle stopped on road, unable to locate When: March 8 – 5:48 a.m. Where: Ohmer Road Incident: Traffic, NonCriminal – Accident • Two vehicle, two injured accident Gilford Township When: March 6 – 6 p.m. Where: 7000 block of West Gilford Road Incident: Assault and Battery/ Simple Assault • Domestic assault When: March 7 – 2:11 p.m. Where: Akron Road Incident: Miscellaneous – Non-Criminal • Vehicle on roadway – waiting for wrecker Indianfields Township When: March 8 – 8:01 a.m. Where: Mertz Road Incident: Traffic, Non-

Criminal – Traffic Investigations/ Surveys • Traffic hazard – subject walking on edge of road, walking to work, advised to be cautious Millington Township When: March 6 – 5:05 a.m. Where: Swaffer Road Incident: Miscellaneous – Non- Criminal • Vehicle daily flashing lights at driver, swerved to run off road When: March 7 – 5:09 a.m. Where: Millington Road Incident: Traffic, NonCriminal – Accident • One vehicle accident Vassar Township When: March 7 – 2:10 a.m. Where: 4000 block of Obrien Road Incident: Miscellaneous – Non-Criminal • Welfare check When: March 7 – 7:54 a.m. Where: Saginaw Road Incident: Traffic, NonCriminal – Accident • One vehicle accident When: March 7 – 10:32 a.m. Where: 6000 block of Natures Nest Drive Incident: Assault and Battery/ Simple Assault • Domestic assault When: March 7 – 2:41 p.m. Where: Brown Road Incident: Traffic, NonCriminal – Accident • Two vehicle accident When: March 8 – 10:40 a.m. Where: Pine Avenue Incident: Traffic, NonCriminal – Accident • Two vehicle accident When: March 8 – 3:09 p.m. Where: State Road Incident: Traffic, NonCriminal – Accident • Two vehicle accident

Fairgrove When: March 6 – 10:04 p.m. Where: 4000 block of East Center Street Incident: Assault and Battery/ Simple Assault • Domestic assault

Caro High School senior Hope Mousseau recently captured first place in the Michigan State Garden Clubs Essay Contest. Mousseau submitted her essay in the fall, part of the local portion of the competition sponsored by the Caro Garden Club. After being chosen locally, her essay was entered in the state competition, qualifying Mousseau for the National Garden Club contest. “I’m so excited that my essay is going this far. I just want to thank the Garden Club for giving me this opportunity,” Mousseau said. The 2017/18 essay theme was “Community Gardens – A solution to Blight, Crime and Hunger.” Essays entered were required to be between 600 and 700 words long. If Mousseau’s essay is selected at the national level, she will win a $1,000 scholarship.

Tuscola County Courts District Court John Lawrenz Kubik, 54, of Caro, is charged with carrying a concealed weapon and unlawful use of license plate/registration/ title. A preliminary exam is set for 8:30 a.m. on March 19. James Allen Leeseberg, 49, of Mikado, is charged with two counts of third-degree fleeing a police officer, felonious assault with a dangerous weapon, assaulting/resisting/ obstructing a police officer and operating while intoxicated. A preliminary exam is set for 8:30 a.m. on March 19. Amanda Lynn-Grace Dunlap, 31, of National City, is charged with controlled substance – possession/analogues. A preliminary exam is set for 8:30 a.m. on March 19.

When: March 8 – 9 p.m. Where: 4000 block of Main Street Incident: Miscellaneous – Assist to Other Police Agency • Assist Millington Police Department with suspicious vehicle Caro When: March 6 – 12:16 p.m. Where: 100 block of Alexander Street Incident: Assault and Battery/ Simple Assault • Domestic assault When: March 6 – 11:59 p.m. Where: 100 block of Park Drive Incident: Miscellaneous – Assist to Other Police Agency • Assist Caro Police Department with intoxicated subjects at hotel, were asked to leave; taken to residence

Timothy Alan Czarniak, 56, of Caro, was sentenced to 113 days in jail with credit for 113 days served for larceny in a building. He was ordered to pay $1,358 in costs and assessments. Justin Cory Pitcher, 33, of Caro, pleaded guilty to larceny in a building. A sentencing date is to be set. Omar Herrera, 29, of Cass City, pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana/synthetic equivalent – second offense and operating while intoxicated. A sentencing date is to be set. See COURTS A4

Circuit Court Preston Todd Berry, 29, of Vassar, was sentenced to 18 months to 15 years in prison with credit for 168 days served for assaulting/ obstructing a public officer. He was ordered to pay $258 in costs and assessments. Carl Edward Savage, 35, of Caro, was sentenced to 210 days in jail – deferred – with credit for four days served for carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent.


Mayville When: March 7 – 10:15 p.m. Where: 6000 block of Second Street Incident: Miscellaneous – Non-Criminal • Open door at residence, checked – good status Millington When: March 8 – 6 p.m. Where: State Road Incident: Inspections/ Investigations – Lost and Found Property • Lost property – owner located

He is to be placed on three years of probation and was ordered to pay $1,113 in costs and assessments.


DONALD CHAPMAN, DO Name: Donald Chapman, DO City I live in: Royal Oak, MI Favorite part of this job: Interacting with a community in a rural setting.

When: March 7 – 4:10 p.m. Where: Frank Street Incident: Miscellaneous – Assist to Other Police Agency • Assist Caro Police Department with accident

Education: Lincoln Memorial University University of Georgia Georgia Southern University Hobbies: Triathlons, marathons and mountaineering.

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Caro Chamber of Commerce honors citizens at annual dinner The Caro Chamber of Commerce hosted its 49th annual Community Dinner on Saturday, March 3 at Caro Knights of Columbus hall, honoring local individuals who make a difference in the community. Dale Perz was named Citizen of the Year, Steven Strachan was given the Junior Citizen of the Year award and Dolly Jones was honored as the 2017 Merit Award recipient. In addition, Caro Area District Library earned the annual Outstanding Community Service Award and the Caro Garden Club was given the Community Service Award. Perz received the Citizen of the Year plaque from last year’s winner, David Osentoski. Perz moved to Caro after graduating from Michigan State University and was once employed by The Tuscola County Advertiser. Perz was a member of the Caro Community Hospital (now McLaren Caro Region) Board of Trustees for over 25 years, and once held the position of board president. He has donated endless hours to many causes, including The Sacred Heart Parish Council, Walk for Warmth and many others. Perz designed the first village of Caro flag as well as the Caro Pumpkin Festival’s mascot – Harvey. See HONORS A4

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Caro High School senior Steven Strachan (left) was named Junior Citizen of the Year Saturday at the 49th annual Caro Chamber of Commerce Community Dinner. Rep. Edward Canfield, R-Sebewaing, presented the award. Strachan has signed to play baseball for Hillsdale College.

Dale Perz (left), the Caro Chamber of Commerce 2018 Citizen of the Year winner, is congratulated by David Osentoski, the 2017 winner, during Saturday’s 49th annual Caro Chamber of Commerce Community Dinner.

COMMUNITY BRIEFS Relay for Life fundraiser coming to Sebewaing SEBEWAING – Relay for Life team, Walking with Legs, in memory of Bill Roemer Jr., is planning a Spring Indoor Sale to be held Saturday, March 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, located on the corner of M-25 and Washington St., in Sebewaing. Those attending the event will have the opportunity to purchase a wide variety of items – baked goods, crafts, jewelry, photography items, name-brand products, sweet treats, and yard sale items – from the 20+ vendors. No fee at the door to attend the event. Lunch items will be available for purchase. For more information, call or text Tressa at 989-551-0782 or Christina at 989-674-2441.








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Musing of a Meandering Mind

In like a lion

What a difference a day Seeing them the day after makes. Wednesday, February a snowstorm, I understand 28, the high temperature why. They are a cheery sight. If you need another sign hit 61. The next day March came in like a lion. The high of spring, here it is. March of 38 came in the morning 11 marks the beginning of and temperatures slowly Daylight Savings Time. dropped. Parts of southern Already. It seems we only Michigan were under a just gained that extra hour winter storm warning with of sleep, and now we will 5-9 inches of snow; Linden lose it again. Parents of expected 3-6. Snow began young children swear the only reason for falling at 10 a.m., changing the clocks just as predicted. is to mess with Keith and their kids’ sleeping I needed to habits. be in Lansing On a completely that afternoon unrelated note, to babysit my several types of granddaughters. squirrels make We left the house at their homes in 1 and headed south Sandy Sheppard our trees. The fox onto Argentine squirrels make up Road, an 11-mile stretch of hills and curves. the largest population, but Snow continued to fall occasionally we entertain lightly, the temperature (or they entertain us) a few hovered at 35, and the road gray squirrels and feisty was clear for the first five little reds. They all compete miles. Suddenly we drove for bird seeds which have into the thick of the storm. fallen to the ground, but if Within the next mile we they are feeling brave, they found a couple inches of will climb up to our deck slushy, wet snow on the and go after any hanging road. I naively hoped that by bird feeders within reach. the time we reached M-59, One of the foxes destroyed a heavily traveled highway, a hummingbird feeder I the road would be cleared. used for at least 15 years; I Keith carefully negotiated was not happy about that. the turn onto 59 and the The squirrels are fortunate farther we drove toward because we have two walnut Howell, the worse the trees. The reds, which tend conditions. Snow had fallen to hoard walnuts in a stash, so quickly the plows were sometimes leave a pile of not out yet. We soon learned nuts under a tree in the back that a semi passing through yard, and then protect it three inches of snow in the from pilfering by the foxes. left lane can completely Reds are less than half the size of a fox, but they can blind you. By the time we joined I-96 run a lot faster. Fox and gray squirrels we came through the worst of the storm. The highway bury walnuts all over the was clear, but winter has yard. Keith laughs because not been kind. Instead of he says they will never navigating through snow remember where they put we dodged major potholes. the nuts. Researchers used Orange barrel season may to think squirrels found their buried nuts mostly by scent. be wicked this year. Sunshine and temps in the More recent studies show 40s melted most of Lansing’s that squirrels often use their snow by early Friday memory to find a buried afternoon. Keith looked snack. I can’t remember out the back window and from one minute to the next called me over. “Bluebirds,” where I laid a bill or my car he said. “They are one of keys. Apparently squirrels the first signs of spring.” have better memories than We counted three flitting humans. Last week Keith made a between the fence, the trees and the ground. During all hilarious discovery. He was my years in Vassar I saw cleaning out the garage part only one in my backyard, of our pole barn. He looked and we have too many trees into a carry-on bag that was around our house in Linden. unzipped and found two Bluebirds prefer more open walnuts. When he moved a areas and, as Keith said, are toy village, a walnut rolled among the first spring birds out from one of the rooms. He brought me a box with to return to the north. Have you ever wondered unused kitchen items and I where the expression opened it to see what was “bluebird of happiness” inside. Right in the middle came from? American 20th of an orange bowl sat Century writer George J. another walnut. Whoever Carroll first used the term put the nuts in the garage in a poem: ”look beyond was unable to get back those mountains where the inside to find them again. Or bluebird of happiness flies.” he forgot. Now, where did I put those The bluebird symbolizes hope, renewal and joy. car keys?


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Perz married Gwen, his high school sweetheart, in 1973. The couple has two daughters and two granddaughters. Jones, who is retired, was an elementary teacher at Caro’s McComb Elementary School. An Allegan native and Western Michigan University graduate, Jones moved to Caro with husband Allen Jones in 1970. The couple has two daughters and four grandchildren. In her nearly five decades in Caro, Jones has volunteered for a plethora of causes, including: Relay for life, Tuscola County Great Start, Caro Imagination Library, Taste of Caro, Caro Chamber of Commerce, Caro Gingerbread Village, and more. Jones is also a former Tuscola County Teacher of the Year and State of Michigan Teacher of the Year. Strachan, a Caro High School senior, was one of four nominees for Junior Citizen of the Year, along with fellow Caro students Mackenzie Baranski, Cole Gomez and Kaylin Whittaker. Strachan has served as treasurer of both the Caro Student Council and Caro Key Club and is a member of the National Honor Society. Strachan has volunteered for numerous causes and events, such as the annual Caro Senior Citizens Dance, and will be a covaledictorian this spring. He will attend Hillsdale College in the fall, where he signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball for the (Courtesy Photos) Chargers. At Hillsdale, Strachan Dolly Jones speaks to the plans to major in mathematics and audience Saturday at Caro minor in biology, and later attend Knights of Columbus hall after a graduate school to become an accepting the Caro Chamber of Commerce Merit Award at actuary. the chamber’s 49th Community Dinner.


Melissa Armstrong (left), assistant director of Caro Area District Library, accepts the award for Outstanding Community Service from Caro Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors member Susan RickwaltHolder. Armstrong accepted the award on behalf of the library Saturday at the chamber’s annual Community Dinner.

The 2018 Caro Chamber of Commerce Junior Citizen of the Year nominees, from left to right: Caro High School students Kaylin Whittaker, Steven annual Strachan, Cole Gomez and Mackenzie Baranski. Strachan was named winner.

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This year the auto dealership underwent another change, which became official when the business partnered with Garber Management Group – which has a total of 16 locations in Michigan, Illinois, New York and Florida. As for the sales department, the Curtis Garber sales team is “committed to a nopressure, high integrity approach when it comes to customer ownership experience,” said Mark Curtis. The online inventory of new and used vehicles on the website is updated daily. Customers are encouraged to schedule a test drive or stop by the showroom to experience all the dealership has to offer. The service and parts department features diagnostic and repair equipment. A new computerized front-end machine for four-wheel drive vehicles was purchased recently. Service appointments can be made online. The body shop offers repair service on

most makes and models of automobiles, not just those sold at the dealership. The body shop works with insurance companies, so customers can get back on the road in a timely fashion. “The fact is that we retain the same employees and take care of the customers when they come in and treat them like we would like to be treated,” Pat Curtis’ son, Dan Curtis, fixed-operations director, said. “It usually works out for both of us, which is a win-win situation.” On Feb. 1, the automobile dealership rolled out a new name, though the new signage is not yet in place. Mark Curtis and Dan Curtis are both managers at the dealership. Mark has been with the company for 13 years and Dan for 15 years. “I have known Mr. Richard Garber for over 40 years,” Pat Curtis said. “Garber has been a big player in the market and have been around for over 100 years.

Letters Almer Twp. residents should attend hearing

Editor, Advertiser: All Almer Township residents should attend the public hearing on Tuesday, March 13, at 7 p.m. at the Almer Township hall regarding the township’s proposed 2018-19 budget. The township board needs to answer questions why, when property owners in Almer Township have faithfully supported road millage over the past several decades, the board members are

“The boys were in on all negotiations through the process. They are excited about purchasing the dealership from the new corporation.” Pat Curtis says he plans to work for the next five years, at least, before retiring. “A merger was a way for the boys to make the dealership bigger,” Pat Curtis said. “It will drastically increase the used car inventory. There is a lot that Garber provides with structure and best practices which will benefit the boys.” The day-to-day operations won’t change. “The customer experience will be the same, if not better,” Mark Curtis said. “Our customer satisfaction has always been one of the highest in the area.” For more information on Curtis Garber Chevrolet Cadillac in Caro, visits its website at, check out its Facebook page or call 989-673-2171.

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not spending this “ear marked” money to fix and improve the township’s roads. Residents have voted in two (2) mills for roads which raises in excess of $120,000 each year for improvements. Last year (2017) only $29,228.00 was spent on roads. For 2018, only $75,000.00 is proposed to be spent. Where is the rest of the road money being spent? Could it be that it is being spent on attorney fees? Total tax dollars spent on attorney fees from January 2017 thru February 2018 is more than $93,000. Jim Miklovic

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Jeremy Carl Smith, 39, of Otter Lake, pleaded guilty to carrying a concealed weapon and dangerous weapon (miscellaneous). A sentencing date is to be set. Michael Wayne Richmond, 42, of Caro, was sentenced to one year in jail – delayed – with credit for two days served for delivery/manufacture of marijuana and possession of marijuana. He was ordered to pay $1,508 in costs and assessments.

Justin Robert Humes, 37, of Caro, was sentenced to 365 days in jail, with credit for one day served, for second-degree criminal sexual conduct. He is to be placed on three years of probation upon release and was ordered to pay $1,258 in costs and assessments. Timothy Edward Smith, 31, of Vassar, pleaded no contest to operating while intoxicated – third offense. A sentencing date will be set.

Karl Steven Schenk, 51, of Columbiaville, was sentenced to 365 days in jail with credit for three days served for two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon (felonious assault) and carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent. He is to be placed on five years of probation upon release and was ordered to pay $1,194 in costs and assessments. Joseph James Finkbeiner, 75, of Vassar, was sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to pay

$2,758 in costs and assessments for operating while intoxicated – third offense. Tyler James Meffer, 24, of Millington, was sentenced to 34 months to 20 years in prison with credit for 286 days served for delivery of less than 50 grams of cocaine, heroin or another narcotic and possession of less than 25 grams of cocaine, heroin or another narcotic. He was ordered to pay $326 in costs and assessments.

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part of the community and are only giving back a small portion of the many blessings we have received. With this foundation, the community will share in the joys of helping students who in turn will be in the position to help others.” While accepting the donation at the Thursday, March 1 game, Micklash informed the Reese Public Schools administration of more good news. “Another very nice thing happened that day,” Micklash said. “That morning, another couple from Reese who also wishes to remain anonymous, challenged the community that they would match the first $5,000 that was given to grow the fund. “So if it takes one person, or 10 people, or 100 people, however many it takes to come up with the next $5,000 dollars, another couple in the community said they’ll match that.”

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GAIL I. VERNON VASSAR On February 17, 2018, after a long battle with cancer, Gail Imo (Matthews) Vernon, surrounded by loved ones, passed away at her home in Vassar. Gail was born on September 5, 1945, in Royal Oak, to the late Harvey DeShalvi and Imo Fonner Matthews. She lived in Sarasota, Florida during her early childhood years until her family moved to Jackson when she was seven. Gail achieved her bachelor’s degree in education at Michigan State University and master’s degree in education at Saginaw Valley State University and, as a young adult, made Vassar her home. Throughout her life, Gail’s loving devotion to her family, friends, and community positively influenced the lives of many. Gail was a faith-filled Christian and member of The First Presbyterian Church of Vassar. For 40 years, Gail was a dynamic and learner-centered elementary school teacher. Most of these years Gail taught 5th graders at Central Elementary School. The many engaging, memorable, and minds-on lessons she designed and taught, as well as the positive relationships she built with her students and their families, had a hugely-powerful and long-lasting influence. Music was also a highlyimportant aspect of Gail’s life. She played many instruments, but was an especially proficient oboe player. Gail enjoyed being a member of the Vassar City Band which entertained the public during weekly summer concerts. She also played in orchestras and quintets such as Germania Orchestra, Saginaw Eddy Concert Band, Bay City Band, East Shore Wind Symphony, and Tuscola Winds, a quintet, for numerous community events, and even taught oboe lessons to aspiring players. Gail was a co-founder of the Senior Citizen Group (P.A.L.S.) at the Bullard Sanford Memorial Library in Vassar where she took a leadership role in organizing compelling weekly programs. For over 10 years, Gail served as the President of the Ridgewalk Condominium Association (where she and her husband made their home) and worked tirelessly to keep things running smoothly. Gail loved an adventure. She and her husband, Ed, traveled together to New York and to Georgia for yearly family reunions, always stopping en route to experience an interesting site. Two summers ago, she traveled with her good friend, Kathy, to many memorable places throughout central US. Some of the highlights were a June snowball fight and campfire cookout in the mountains of Wyoming, experiencing Gateway Arch in St. Louis, touring the Black Hills in South Dakota, and a Badger ferry trip across Lake Michigan. Although petrified of heights, Gail survived a surprise helicopter flight over Smoky Mountain National Park and a hike to the highest point on the Appalachian Trail (Clingman’s Dome). She also enjoyed expanding her knowledge through additional graduate classes, reading, and museum excursions. An avid wordsmith, Gail enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and playing Words with Friends on her iPhone. She was an active participant in her book club and Bridge group, and would never pass up a good game of Bananagrams or Tripoly with friends and family. Gail loved to cook and entertain friends and family in her home. Gail was loved deeply by and will be sorely missed by her many surviving family members including her sons, Howard (Maria) Vernon, Douglas Warle, and daughter-inlaw, Christine (Paul) Greenwood; six grandchildren: Christian (Brad) Saxton, Jasmyn Volker, Brooke and Anjel Vernon, and Geovanny and Roberto Hernandez; two greatgrandchildren: Peliah and Reed Saxton; two brothers: Bob (Janice) Matthews and John Matthews; one sister: Joan (Tom) James; God-sister, Kathy Fricke, God-daughter, Katlyn (Alan) Ellison, and God-grandchildren, Layla, Grace, Sadie, and A.J. Ellison. Gail is on yet another adventure where she is joining her beloved husband, Ed Vernon; daughter, Holly Vernon Horne; mother and father, Harvey DeShalvi and Imo Fonner Matthews; grandmother, Vietta Fonner Blinn; and other relatives and friends in their eternal heavenly home. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Vassar, followed by a dessert social. The Rev. Doug Abel will officiate. Private burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Vassar. The family will greet friends on Saturday from 2-6 p.m. at the Penzien-Steele Funeral Home, 149 N. Main St. in Vassar and on Sunday at the church from 2 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorials may be made to The First Presbyterian Church of Vassar or the Bullard Sanford Memorial Library in Vassar.

Gerold “Jake” Edward Weiler, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the Tuscola County Medical Care Facility. Jake was born February 8, 1932 in Mayville to the late Ray and Muriel (Kreger) Weiler. The family moved into the Village of Mayville when he was five years old and lived in the same house until his death. Jake graduated from the Mayville High School with the class of 1950. He was an accountant for Super Foods until his retirement in 1995. After retiring, Jake enjoyed having coffee every morning, so he could visit with friends and neighbors at the coffee shop. He loved to travel. Jake has visited many states, but his home in Mayville and his family meant everything to him. He was always busy making wood crafts, watching sports on TV and was a devoted Tigers and Red Wings fan. Jake is survived by two sisters, Ella Berlin of Mayville and Rita (Lloyd) Hughes of Millington; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, Bernadine Blackmer. The family will receive visitors from 2-8 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Avram Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Friday, March 16, 2018 at the church. A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2018 at the Mayville United Methodist Church, 601 E. Ohmer Road, Mayville, MI 48744 with Pastor Carole Brown officiating.

KATHERINE “KATHY” A. BURKITT REESE Katherine “Kathy” A. Burkitt of Reese, age 53, loving wife, mother, daughter and sister went home with her Lord Thursday, March 8, 2018, at Covenant Healthcare Cooper in Saginaw. Katherine Schnell was born on August 17, 1964, in Saginaw, to Bob and Carolyn Schnell; they survive her. She was married to Mark Burkitt on October 6, 1990, in St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Richville; he survives her. Kathy was employed by St. Michael’s Lutheran School serving lunch to the children. She was a lifelong member of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church and enjoyed bowling, shopping, crafting, and loved spending time with her family. Surviving besides her husband Mark and parents are her sons Adam and Josh; two sisters Cindy (Kevin) Taylor of Vassar, Kristie (Paul) Forgue of Gibbstown, New Jersey; her grandmother Ruth Bruder of Vassar; her sister-in-law Beth (Jeff) Kribs of Frankenmuth; nieces and nephews and extended family. Kathy was predeceased by her father- and mother-in-law Vernon and Diana Burkitt. Funeral services will take place on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 3455 S. Van Buren Road, Richville, Michigan. Rev. Wesley Gillaspie and Rev. Rob Gadeken will officiate with burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Kathy’s family will receive visitors at Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth, 590 N. Franklin St. on Monday from 2-8 p.m. and on Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Michael’s Lutheran School Hot Lunch Program, St. Michael’s Organ Fund, or Charity of Donor’s Choice. Please sign our guest book or share an online condolence with the family at

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It was the first time the team won an award at a competition, and it just happened to be the invite’s top honor. The Robo-Cards won two awards – district event winner and innovation in control. The district event winner award is given to the team with the best record after six playoff matches. Kingston went 6-0, and Kingston Robotics Coach Matt Ferguson said that was by far the best the team has performed at a competition. “This is our first competition win ever,” Ferguson said. “We’ve been to the finals and quarterfinals before, but this is the first time we’ve won the whole thing. I was almost in tears when we won. The kids worked so hard and I’m super proud of what they accomplished.” In the playoff matches, Kingston picked the Adambots team from Rochester Adams High School and Eagle 1 team from Deckerville High School to form an alliance. “Your alliance is randomized, and it is like a threeon-three tournament,” Ferguson said. “You are on a team with two other schools every time.” The end goal of each match is to outscore the other alliance by controlling the robot, and making it pick up cubes which are then placed on scales. When one alliance wins a match, all teams in the alliance received the same amount of ranking points. “We worked really well together and swept it all,” Ferguson said. “We went right through and won the whole thing.” The innovation in control award was presented to Kingston because of its “unique lift idea we had for our robot and the way we controlled it for our programming,” Ferguson said. Thirty-eight teams from Michigan attended the competition and each team participated in 12 qualification matches, which were held March 2 and March 3. At the end of 12 qualification matches, Kingston’s team had a record of 8-4, which meant it would advance to the playoff matches. The first 15 seconds of each match is an autonomous period, meaning that the robots must be pre-

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programmed. “You start with a cube inside of the robot, and if you can put the cube on one of the switches or scale, you get three points per second that the cube is on there,” Ferguson said. See KINGSTON A10

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The 32-year-old Cass City resident was on parole at the time of Dennis’ death, and the sentences he received Tuesday, from Tuscola County Circuit Court Judge Amy Grace Gierhart at the Tuscola County Courthouse, will be served concurrently – and consecutively with any prison time he receives for violating his parole. A second suspect in the crime, Tyler James Meffer, 24, of Millington, was sentenced by Gierhart in Tuscola County Circuit Court Monday to 34 months to 20 years in prison, with credit for 286 days served. Dennis, who left behind a young daughter, was found deceased by deputies who were called to a residence in the 5000 block of Dodge Road in Elmwood Township, near Cass City, shortly before midnight on April 20. Before accepting plea bargains in August, Maxson and Meffer each faced a charge of delivery of a controlled substance causing death – a possible life offense. A third suspect in the case, 38-year-old Edward Dontae Forte, of Saginaw, who was another cog in the narcotic chain of delivery, was also charged with delivery of a controlled substance causing death. But instead of accepting a plea offer, Forte opted to take his case in front of a jury. On Feb. 13, a Tuscola County jury found Forte guilty as charged with the controlled substance causing death count and delivery of less than 50 grams of a controlled substance. Forte’s sentencing date is pending. An investigation into the incident uncovered that Meffer delivered the

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narcotics that caused Dennis’ death to Maxson. And that Meffer received the narcotics from Forte. “(Meffer) knew Maxson, but also had contact with Mr. Forte,” Reene said. “So that’s in essence what put the series of events in motion, (Meffer) had had repeated interactions with Mr. Forte.” When Maxson pleaded no contest to the three felonies in August, several other felony charges against Maxson were dismissed, including the delivery causing death count. Maxson’s apprehension resulted in several firearm-related charges being brought against him in a different court file. With his plea, all those charges were also dropped. “I think we look at this case and keep going back through it, from every perspective it’s just tragic consequences,” Reene said. “You’re trying to find some measure of justice in this series of events and it’s hard to come by. But I do think, certainly in the end, there is accountability.” Maxson previously spent 18 months in prison, from December 2014 to June 2016, after being convicted of drug-related offenses in Huron County. Meffer pleaded no contest in August to the two felonies. In addition, Maxson was ordered to pay $326 in costs and assessments and Meffer is to pay $394. Presently, mid-Michigan is feeling the effects of rising usage of heroin, which has gripped the entire nation. “The devastation is happening on a wide scale, across the country and the state,” Reene said. “And this is one example of how many lives this can impact in different ways.”

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Celebrating 150 Years The Tuscola County Advertiser celebrates its 150th birthday in 2018. To commemorate, The Advertiser will feature stories retyped word-for-word, advertisements and photos from a different year in each Saturday edition. The high school volleyball scene was much different in 1998, and not just because the sport was still being played during the winter season. This story, published in the March 11, 1998 edition of The Tuscola County Advertiser outlines an upset by Vassar over Frankenmuth in a Class B district championship match. It wasn’t until the 2007-2008 school year that girls’ volleyball made the move from winter sport to fall sport (switching places with girls’ basketball). Also notice that games were played to 15, as opposed to the current point total of 25. This is because points could only be scored by a team that held serve.

This story ran in the March 18, 1998 edition of The Tuscola County Advertiser. At that time, The Advertiser was bi-weekly, running on Wednesdays and Saturdays, just like it is now. This story outlines initial plans for Caro’s Camp Tuscola state prison, which was closed by the Michigan Department of Corrections in 2005, and reopened in 2006 as the Tuscola Residential Reentry Program. In 2012, the facility shut down entirely.

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Vassar netters bound for regionals By Chip Burch Staff Writer

When the draw for the Caro district volleyball tournament was held, everyone thought the winner of the first match between Millington and Frankenmuth was the sure winner of the tournament. Everyone but the Vassar Lady Vulcans and coach Sandy Kennard. Oh sure, Frankenmuth beat Millington in the first match, but the Lady Eagles lost in straight games to Vassar in the district finals, 11-and-7. Frankenmuth needed 3 games to keep the Lady Cardinals from setting a school record in wins in a season. ‘Muth won the first game 16-14, lost the second game 15-10, and took a 15-9 in the rubber game of the match. The second match saw the Lady Vulcans end the host Lady Tigers’ season with a 15-7, 15-9 score. Frankenmuth then picked up OtisvilleLakeville in the semi-finals, and needed 3 games to end the Lady Falcons’ season, 15-10, 7-15, 15-13. That set of the finals, in which Vassar surprised everyone with a win. “Frankenmuth had beaten us in league play, but we were not satisfied with how that game went, and were waiting for another chance to meet with this team (Frankenmuth),” stated Kennard. Usually, ‘Muth turns a team off, but it worked opposite for us. We were raring to go.” The opposite feeling was felt on the Lady

The Department of Corrections is seeking to build a prison in the Caro area, has made preliminary plans, and is clearing trees “to do a survey” of the area. In the meantime 11 people representing different facets of Tuscola County and the area targeted for the latest proposed prison, came back from a special-invitation, informative meeting in Lansing, Tuesday. The meeting was hosted by the top prison officials in the state, including State Department of Corrections Director Kenneth McGinnis. The general consensus of those contacted by the Advertiser after they got back, swung from “It’s coming”, to “I wouldn’t say it’s a done deal”. The special invitation was sent to, and attended, by township supervisors Trent Grice (Indianfields), Gary Parsell (Almer), and Neil Jackson (Juniata), County Commissioner Norma Bates, County Commission Chairman Kenneth Hess, Sheriff Tom Kern, Caro Police Chief Ben Page, Tuscola County Economic Development Commission Director James McClosky, Caro Village Manager Donald Duggar, Caro Village Trustee Donald Colling, Camp Tuscola Deputy Warden Michael Flintoft, and State Representative Michael Green. State Police Post Commander Douglas Lautner of Caro was also invited, but he did not attend. “I had a lot of questions,” Bates said. “They said that if a community flat-out does not want a prison, that it won’t be forced on us,” she said. “They were very willing to negotiate with local concerns, and I thought they were very receptive to us,” she added. When asked her bottom-line opinion as to whether or not a prison is coming based on the meeting, she said “pretty much.” Hess said the most interesting question posed at the meeting was by Rep. Green who asked McGinnis that if all those present went home, said and did nothing, would the prison come to Caro? The answer was ‘yes’. McGinnis, Hess said, explained that if they met with heavy resistance to the prison, such as last time, then they would “back off”. “But they also said they realize there will always be some opposition.” Kern cut to the chase. “It’s coming,” he said, adding that there

Eagles’ side of the net. “I could tell going into (the match after warmups) we were in trouble,” stated Frankenmuth coach Sue Fredrickson. Her fears were confirmed during the game. “We weren’t running the attack we ran before,” lamented Fredrickson. “it wasn’t so much what Vassar did to us, it was the mistakes we made.” Those mistakes brought down the Lady Eagles, both in the game and mentally. “Once we got behind and our attack was off, we got down,” noted Fredrickson. “Once they (Frankenmuth) got down, they didn’t believe they could get it back.” Vassar was led by an unlikely source. Jackie Dubois had the most kills of all Lady Vulcans with 13. Melissa Schnell followed with a team-high 16 blocks. “Melissa has been a very solid player for us all year, and the pressure never seems to get to her,” Kennard commented. Carrie Hecht added 17 assists and 7 kills. “Carrie covered the whole court, and would let nothing hit the floor, or get to her,” noted Kennard. Fredrickson couldn’t provide statistics because “apparently my girls forgot to get out the stat sheets.” Vassar’s first match in the regional play is against Fenton at 10 a.m. Saturday. The winner plays the winner of the Oxford-Yale matchup for the regional title.

was really no need to elaborate. McLoskey said although the state does not require an invitation from the local units of government to bring a prison, he said the state “would like to see a general sense of support”. He added that the state feels “a resolution of support from Indianfields Township would be nice.” “I wouldn’t call it a done deal,” said Duggar. “McGinnis told us that the Governor isn’t going to put this where nobody wants it,” Duggar added. “I think they have some concerns about bringing it here, but their concerns are not insurmountable.” “I think the attitude was probably coming,” said Colling. Among the general things learned from the meeting, some of those in attendance said, include: • There would be no guard tower. • Prisoners would be those that are “easy to manage” who have already been in tow or three prisons and are within the last two to three years of their sentence. • Prisoners would be those who do not qualify for the camp program, such as Camp Tuscola. • Housing would be dormitory style, not brick and steel bars. • Some prisoners may be qualified for work release crews. • Other than work crew, if they qualified, no prisoner would be outside unless immediate and sever hospitalization was required, and then would be under guard, or if they were needed in a court appearance, and would also be under guard. • Correction officers make $24,000 starting salary, with top pay at $35,000. • It is estimated $250,000 would be spent locally for goods and services to run the facility. • It would be state owned and operated. • About 30 to 45 employees would initially transfer from other state facilities to run it. • The number of prison employees who currently reside within 30 miles of the prison they work at varies from 60 to 93 percent. • Families of inmates moving to the area the inmate is housed in is rare because inmates are transferred so often.



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How to recognize and prevent CO poisoning Many people are aware of the threat posed by carbon monoxide, or CO. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 430 people die from accidental CO poisoning in the United States each year, while the Canada Safety Council notes that carbon monoxide is the leading cause of fatal poisonings throughout North America. The CDC points out that instances of CO poisoning are entirely preventable, which might surprise many of the estimated tens of thousands of people in the United States who visit emergency rooms to be treated for CO poisoning each year. Learning to recognize signs of CO poisoning and how to prevent it can help people avoid its harmful effects and potentially save lives. Recognizing CO poisoning The National Center for Environmental Health says that breathing CO can cause a variety of symptoms, including headache, dizziness, vomiting, or nausea. Infants, the elderly and people with chronic heart disease, anemia, or breathing problems are more likely to get sick from CO exposure than children, adults and people without the aforementioned conditions.

How can I prevent CO poisoning? Even those people who do not lose their lives to moderate or severe CO poisoning can suffer long-term health consequences, including an increased risk of heart disease, as a result of their exposure. So it behooves everyone to take steps to prevent CO poisoning from occurring. • Do not run a motor vehicle, generator, pressure washer or any gasoline-powered engine within 20 feet of an open window, door or vent. The exhaust from such items can vent into enclosed areas, increasing the risk of CO exposure. • Do not leave motor vehicles running in enclosed or partially enclosed spaces, such as a garage. • Do not run generators, pressure washers or gasolinepowered inside basements, garages or other enclosed structures, even if windows are open. • Do not operate charcoal grills, hibachis, lanterns or portable camping stoves indoors or insides tents or campers.

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whenever using the products. Such information can save lives should someone be poisoned or ingest a potentially deadly product. • Never mix products that contain chemicals, as doing so can create toxic gases. • Open windows and turn on ceiling fans or box fans when using household cleaners. Do not use such products in enclosed spaces. • Wear protective eyewear and clothing when using chemicals and/or pesticides to safeguard your body from exposure. Storage • Store all medications and household products in places that cannot be reached or accessed by children or pets.

· Mulch: According to the Pet Poison Helpline, mulch made from cocoa beans can pose a threat to pets. This type of mulch is made of discarded hulls or shells of the cocoa bean. These byproducts of chocolate production contain varying concentrations of the toxins theobromine and caffeine. When ingested in high concentrations, these toxins can cause vomiting, diarrhea, hyperactivity, abnormal heart rhythm, seizures, and, in some instances, death. The amount of these toxins present in a given batch of this type of mulch may not be readily known, so homeowners should avoid applying it. · Slug and snail baits: The PPH notes that the active ingredient in slug and snail baits is metaldehyde, which is highly poisonous to cats and dogs. Symptoms of distress, including restlessness, vomiting, seizures, and high body temperature, can appear as soon as one hour after these baits are ingested. The baits are typically available in pellet, granular, powder, and liquid form, but each should be avoided by pet owners who allow their pets to play in their yards.

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Millington’s Ethan Brady (10) shows good lift in looking to score over Birch Run’s Rane Metevia II during the teams’ Class B boys’ basketball district semifinal played on Wednesday at Frankenmuth High School. Millington came away with a 51-32 victory over the Panthers, improving to 3-0 against them this season.

FRANKENMUTH — Zac Yorke helped ensure that Millington’s transition from Class C to Class B boys’ basketball district play for this year got off to a smooth start. The Cardinals (11-10), who drew a first-round bye, knocked off Birch Run (6-15) 51-32 in a Wednesday district semifinal that marked their third win in as many meetings with the Panthers this season. Yorke accounted for all of his team-high 15 points in the second half, where Millington pulled away from what was only a five-point lead at halftime, 17-12. “District wins are not easy to come by,” said Millington coach Brandon Coleman. “Over half the teams in the state are already done. “We just needed to win and move on, and then worry about the 32 minutes that we’ll have in front of us.” Yorke also had six rebounds for the Cardinals while Bryce Bearss contributed 11 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, and Brayden Henderson finished with nine points and five rebounds. See MILLINGTON B2

Kingston buried Burton St. Thomas More Academy with a 24-0 lead after the first quarter that it never recovered from, and the Cardinals improved to 22-0 with the 60-19 win that puts them in today’s 5 p.m. regional final with Fulton (12-11). The regional final was originally scheduled for Thursday, but heavy snowfall throughout the Thumb area forced its postponement. Kingston led 42-8 at halftime and


outscored St. Thomas More 18-11 the rest of the way. Carley Smith’s 11 points led a balanced Cardinals’ attack while Hannah James and Lily Lyons accounted for eight points each. With a win today, Kingston would advance to take on Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes (18-4) in a 6 p.m. Tuesday quarterfinal at Burton Bendle.




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Yorke has made a huge impact at the free-throw line this year, where he’s shooting 86 percent (60-for-70). He’s carrying on what’s become something of a Millington tradition, where former Cardinals’ standouts Austin LeVan and Shawn Pardee would routinely qualify for the season-ending free-throw competition at Michigan State University as two of the state’s best in the category. “He’s a top 10 free-throw shooter in the state right now,” said Coleman of Yorke, a sophomore in his first year on varsity. “Eighty-six percent would put him in the (singleseason MHSAA) record book and at the free-throw contest at Michigan State at the end of the season.” Coleman added that Yorke has been making a habit out of making teams pay for overplaying some of Millington’s other scoring threats. “(Birch Run) really took away Ethan Brady tonight. They did a great job on him, but it opened up a lot of stuff for Zac that he was able to take advantage of,” said Coleman. “He’s able to get into the lane and finish with both hands,

and the seniors are OK with letting him take over because when he gets into the lane, he makes the right play. I was very impressed with how he played tonight.” Yorke noted that although Millington has played in four straight district title games, Friday’s was his first. “I want to keep the streak going,” he said of eying a fifth consecutive district title. “Having the trust of your coaches and teammates feels really good,” he added. “When the defense started collapsing on Ethan Brady and Bryce Bearss, that left me with some open shots and the guys did a good job of finding me.” The cutoff for determining Class B enrollment this year was 406 students, and the Cardinals checked in one over the minimum with their current enrollment of 407, making them the smallest Class B school in the state for the 201718 season. Coleman was proud to see his team earn its way into Friday’s district title game for the fifth consecutive season,

even if one of the potential pitfalls of bumping up in class was taking on state fifth-ranked Bridgeport in a game that wrapped up after The Advertiser went to press. The Bearcats, unbeaten at 12-0 this year in Tri-Valley Conference East Division play, entered play on Friday at 21-1 coming off their third win in as many meetings this year with Frankenmuth on Wednesday. Millington dropped both regular-season encounters with Bridgeport, but was able to play with the Bearcats in spurts. Coleman went into Friday’s game hoping those competitive flashes would show themselves more consistently over the course of four quarters. “We were in a similar situation last year with Marlette in the finals,” said Coleman. “They were No. 2 in the state, 22-1, but we just went out and it’s five teen-aged boys against five teen-aged boys where anything can happen. “We need to put together four quarters of solid defense, and we’ll check the scoreboard at the end.”

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Millington’s Zac Yorke (44) looks to split a pair of Birch Run defenders with a scoring attempt. Yorke paced the Cardinals with 15 points, all of which came in the second half.

Millington’s Bryce Bearss (2) glides to the basket for a layup attempt.

Millington’s Kohlton Sherman draws an over-theback foul on a Birch Run defender following a pump fake under the basket.

Boys’ basketball district semifinals WEDNESDAY’S GAMES Class D At Kingston: Kingston overcame its 27-percent shooting from the floor with a great defensive effort that held Mayville (7-14) to single-digit scoring in all four quarters of the Cardinals’ 45-25 win. After one quarter Kingston led 11-6, and the Cardinals increased their advantage to 31-13 at the intermission. Kingston only scored 14 second-half points, but it was still enough to win comfortably. Nathan Cloyd led Kingston (19-3) with 14 points and 10 rebounds, Evan Neff added nine points and five rebounds, Hunter James scored seven and Austin Ahern contributed six points and 12 rebounds. Ashtin Steele paced the Wildcats with 10 points. The Cardinals met Peck (17-4) in the district finals after The Advertiser went to press on Friday, where they were looking to advance to a 6 p.m. Monday regional semifinal at Deckerville

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Frankenmuth’s Mario Whitley (11) looks to finish a layup despite being fouled by Bridgeport’s Bobby BrooksMartin during Wednesday’s Class B boys’ basketball district semifinal between the schools at Frankenmuth. Although Whitley finished with a teamhigh 31 points, 15 rebounds, three steals and three blocks, the Eagles fell to the Bearcats 70-63.

Class B At Frankenmuth: Frankenmuth (18-3) rallied from a 14-point deficit to pull to within 65-63 of fifth-ranked Bridgeport (21-1) with 49 seconds left in Wednesday’s Class B boys’ basketball district semifinal game, but that was as close as the Eagles would come the rest of the way in falling to the Bearcats for the third time this season. The game was played in front of a sellout crowd of 1,550. Bridgeport advanced to play Millington in the district finals on Friday, a game that was decided after The Advertiser went to press. Saginaw Valley State signee Mario Whitley, a two-time first team all-stater, made a mark in his final high school game with a team-best 31 points to go with 15 rebounds, three blocks and three steals. Zach Jacobs was another catalyst to the late Frankenmuth comeback bid with all nine of his points coming in the fourth quarter while Carson Bell chipped in seven points and seven rebounds. The Eagles led 15-14 after the first quarter, but the Bearcats responded to take a 34-29 lead into halftime and extended their advantage to 47-39 entering the fourth. Charles Garrett had a game-high 33 points and 13 rebounds to steer Bridgeport to the win. At Croswell-Lexington: Adam Barrows had 22 points and Gerrid Rutledge scored 21 to help put North Branch (12-8) in Friday’s district final with a 70-57 win over Yale. Results of Friday’s district final pairing the Broncos with Almont (15-6) came in after The Advertiser went to press, but at stake was a 7:30 p.m. Monday regional semifinal match with the Detroit Country Day district winner — either the host Yellowjackets or Clawson — at New Haven. Nathan Farnsworth contributed 19 points to the winning effort while Riley Bugg had six points and eight rebounds, and Barrows also grabbed eight rebounds. North Branch saw its 24-7 lead after the opening eight minutes cut to 35-29 at halftime, but bounced back with a strong third quarter to get back on track, outscoring the Bulldogs 2311 during that stretch.

against the winner of the International Academy of Flint district final pairing of Burton Faith and IAF. Class C At Bad Axe: Tyler Heckroth connected for eight 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 28 points for third-ranked Unionville-Sebewaing Area in its 85-46 win over Ubly. The win put the unbeaten Patriots (22-0) in their sixth straight district championship, where they faced Harbor Beach (11-11) late Friday after The Advertiser went to press. USA was looking to advance to the regional semifinals and face the Saginaw Valley Lutheran district winner— either Saginaw Nouvel or Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary — at 5:30 p.m. Monday in Burton Atherton. At Dryden: Sean Quade guided Marlette (11-10) with 15 points, and despite scoring just 15 second-half points as a team, the Red Raiders held on for a 45-42 victory over Sandusky. Marlette led 13-8 after the opening eight minutes and 30-23 at halftime. The Red Raiders were outscored 19-15 in the second half, but played well enough defensively to overcome their offensive struggles. Bryce George added eight points, nine rebounds and four assists for Marlette, which also got eight points and five rebounds from Marcus Armstrong. The Red Raiders played Capac (16-6), a 58-46 winner over Dryden in the other district semifinal, in the district championship late Friday after The Advertiser went to press. The winner of Friday’s district final advanced to a 7 p.m. Monday regional semifinal at Burton Atherton against the Montrose district winner, which was also decided late Friday between Flint Beecher and Flint Hamady. At Saginaw Nouvel: Nouvel’s T.J. Raedy had all nine of his points in the fourth quarter and overtime, the last of which came from a banked in 3-pointer with one second remaining for a come-from-behind, 56-55 win over Reese (13-7). Gabe Robinson’s 12 points led the Rockets while Isaac Johnson scored 11 and Adam Fisher scored 10.

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TUESDAY’S GAMES Class C At Sandusky: Katie Engelhardt erupted for seven 3-pointers that accounted for all of her team-high 21 points in leading UnionvilleSebewaing Area (18-6) to a 70-61 win over Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary. Rylee Zimmer chipped in 19 points and 18 rebounds to the winning effort while Lauren Adam had 15 points and five steals and Reigen Ryan scored seven. The Patriots face Flint Beecher (175) in the regional finals starting at 2 p.m. today after Thursday’s originally scheduled regional finals’ date was postponed due to heavy snowfall. A win would put USA in a quarterfinal matchup with top-ranked Detroit Edison at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Howell. In the other regional semifinal, Beecher topped Sandusky (20-4) 57-54 in double overtime. Haley Nelson led the Redskins with 16 points, 12 rebounds and five assists. Class B At Troy Athens: North Branch (12-12) was overmatched by Detroit Country Day (20-4) in a 74-20 loss that preceded the Yellowjackets advancing to win the regional title. Carly Warda led the Broncos with seven points while Kendal Wilson added six points.

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MILESTONES Angela Ritter (Frankenmuth 2014) captured official qualification to compete in three events at the NCAA Division II Women’s Indoor Track and Field National Championships after leading NCAA Div. II No. 1 Grand Valley State University to clinch the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships from Feb. 24-25 in Allendale. In the outing, the senior and eight-time All-American captured event titles in the 200-meter dash (24.71 seconds) and with the 4x400-meter relay (3:43.3). She added a runner-up in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.66 seconds. Heading into the championships, her season-best efforts seed her No. 2 with the 4x400-meter relay (3:43.38), No. 15 in the 200-meter dash (24.53 seconds) and No. 17 in the 60-meter dash (7.58 seconds). LaTonya Wilson (Vassar 2014) secured All-American accolades at the NAIA Women’s Indoor Track and Field National Championships after placing eighth in the event for Indiana Tech University from March 1-3 in Pittsburg, Kansas. The senior secured a leap of 11-11.75 en route to leading the Warriors to capture runner-up. Andrew Storm (Marlette 2016) led Oakland University to place third among the field of seven teams at the Horizon League Men’s Indoor Track and Field Championships after scoring in three events and nabbing a title with the 4x400meter relay (3:15.85) from Feb. 23-24 in Youngstown, Ohio.
In the outing, he added fourth-place finishes in the 60-meter hurdles (8.37 seconds) and long jump (22-9.75). Heather Czarnecki (North Branch 2017) captured an event title with the 4,000-meter distance medley relay at the Horizon League Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships with a time of 12:11.52 for Oakland University from Feb. 23-24 in Youngstown, Ohio. Among the nine teams, the Golden Grizzlies nabbed runner-up. Reyna Frost (Reese 2015) secured double-doubles in back-to-back wins for the Central Michigan University women’s basketball program to bring her season total to 15. In the most recent outing for the junior forward, she contributed 18 points with 12 rebounds, three blocks, two assists and one steal. For the season, she’s scored in double figures 23 times and averages 14.2 points, 11.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.1 blocks per game. BASEBALL Mason Erla (Cass City 2016) captured his first win of the season at starting pitcher for Michigan State University (3-8) in a 3-2 triumph at the Univeristy of Arizona (5-5) on March 4 in Minneapolis. In the outing, the sophomore fired two strikeouts and allowed two earned runs through six innings.

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Brady Wood (Frankenmuth 2016) delivered a double and batted 1-for-4 at outfielder for Adrian College (3-2) in a 7-4 victory at Birmingham-Southern College (54) on March 1 in Birmingham, Alabama.
For the season, the sophomore’s batting .182 with two doubles and two RBIs.

Andrew Bowman (Marlette 2013) led Oakland University to clinch third among the field of seven teams at the Horizon League Championships after placing runner-up in the 3,000-meter run (8:19.28) and fourth in the 5,000-meter run (14:32.32) from Feb. 23-24 in Youngstown, Ohio.
 Bransen Stimpfel (Cass City 2016) added a sixth-place finish in the 5,000-meter run at the Mid-American Conference Championships with a time of 15:03.46 for Central Michigan University. Tom Goforth (Vassar 2015) captured third in the 5,000-meter run (14:28.85) and fifth in the 3,000-meter run (8:18.93) at the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships for Saginaw Valley State University from Feb. 24-25 in Allendale. Among the eight teams, the Cardinals secured fourth.

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North Branch’s Sydney Turner, center of the table, signs her national letter-of-intent to play for the Rochester College women’s soccer program. Also pictured, far left, is Turner’s travel soccer coach Bob Jannuzzi, seated next to Turner’s mother Marcy Turner. Seated far right is Rochester women’s soccer coach Todd Stank, seated next to Turner’s father, Chris Turner.

Eli Poth (Marlette 2014) finished 12th in the 5,000-meter run at the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Championships with a time of 15:46.31 for Hillsdale College from Feb. 23-24 in Hillsdale. Among the 11 teams, the Chargers collected runner-up. SOFTBALL Nikki Bauer (Unionville-Sebewaing Area 2016) has made one appearance on the mound for the season for Stanford University, which fell to 13-8 overall after sustaining a 4-2 loss to Michigan State University (9-6) on March 3 in Fullerton, California. In one inning of relief, she allowed three hits and did not allow an earned run in a 10-1 loss to BYU (10-12) on Feb. 8 in Tempe, Arizona. Andrea Perlberg (Frankenmuth 2015) secured an appearance at pinch hitter for Central Michigan University (7-7) in a 3-0 sweep of Binghamton University - State University of New York (3-6) on March 6 in Clearwater, Florida.
For the season, she’s scored six runs and delivered a .333 batting average with one RBI and one stolen base. WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Brayenne Benner (Frankenmuth 2016) provided one rebound with one assist and one block at forward for Ferris State University (15-15) in a 67-45 loss at Grand Valley


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 Kendra Kujat (Frankenmuth 2015) contributed six points with four rebounds, three assists and two steals at guard for Rochester College (19-12) in a 56-54 triumph against Florida College (25-7) in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. For the season, the junior’s scored in double figures once and averages 3.7 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. WOMEN’S GOLF Megan Watkins (Frankenmuth 2017) collected the No. 5 score for Western Michigan University at the Low County Invitational by placing 54th overall with a score of 84 from March 5-6 in Bluffton, South Carolina.
Among the 11 teams, the Broncos clinched the team title. WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD Gabrielle Collins (Caro 2016) scored in two events at the Mid-American Conference Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships for Western Michigan University from Feb. 23-24 in Bowling Green, Ohio. In the outing, the sophomore captured fourth in the long jump (19-5.25) and eighth with the 4x400-meter relay (3:53.63) en route to leading the Broncos to place eighth among the field of 12 teams.




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Like it or not, the skunk is a smelly harbinger of spring Red-wing blackbirds arrived at my the skunk in its talons. A person I talked to birdfeeders last week on Wednesday, with who recuperates injured great-horned owls grackles arriving a day later. I also spotted a said a real challenging part is that the owls flock of tundra swans and a number of ducks are usually real “skunky” when they arrive, obviously winging their way north to Fish having been sprayed a number of times by Point, a notable spring waterfowl gathering their key prey animal. The skunk has two anal glands located location near Unionville. There was also the flock of robins during the week that did a below its tail which create an oily, sulfur stopover in my yard just long enough to eat mixture called mercaptan that has an all the remaining winter-dried fruit on some extremely offensive odor with clinging of our crabapple trees. Robins, grackles, red- and very long lasting abilities. Skunks are wing blackbirds and waterfowl get a lot of unwilling to use this too freely because they credit for being harbingers of spring, which are only carrying enough “ammo” for about a half dozen shots and it requires in fact they are, but little credit is ten days to replenish it. Muscles given to animals such as the skunk. are contracted to accurately cast Even as smelly as it is, I do consider the liquid out to a range of 10 feet the skunk as being a true harbinger and I can tell you for a fact that the of spring because I’m pretty sure odor, when received firsthand, is spring has pretty well sprung when quite overwhelming, way more so I start noticing skunks fully out than what is normally smelled a bit and about. Of course winters like further away. the one we just had can be a bit Skunks will usually stamp their confusing to skunks due to various mild stretches, because I can Tom Lounsbury feet and even hiss a bit when alarmed, and then they turn their rear remember a few of them being out and about a number of times, but wintry cold toward the threat and trust me when I say they fronts convinced them (and me too) matters are not bluffing a bit. Running away doesn’t often seem to be an option for them, although weren’t over yet. Skunks are not true hibernators but do den I’ve been able to slowly and patiently haze up and remain dormant for a lengthy spell them out of areas like my garage (when the during winter. This is a survival tactic that door has been left open at night) and off my is a plus when typical food sources become deck. They left (scent free) because I allowed real lean and near nonexistent during cold an obvious out for them and didn’t press weather. Females often den together for matters. I’ve also bumped into skunks while mutual warmth while males usually den I’m either leaving or entering a hunting spot solo. Skunks often use the burrows of other in the darkness, and by freezing and holding animals, but have the capacity with their front tight until the skunk decides to move on, claws to dig and make their own. They are everything thus far has been copacetic. I’ve heard skunk spray being described as also opportunistic and often use crawl spaces under buildings and I know for a fact my a “mist”, but what I have witnessed is several haymow is a favorite wintering spot for some very visible greenish/yellow liquid globules, of my local skunk population. Fortunately this some small, some a bit larger, being cast in seems to be in the back part of the haymow a rather tight “shotgun” pattern. I’ve had my and they have thus far vacated it by the time share of skunk encounters and have actually I get to that part for feeding hay to my horses been able to dodge the fast flying globules, except for one time. This happened when I when springtime rolls around. The mating period for skunks typically was a farm kid with a trapline and ended up occurs in early spring, usually when you first with a skunk in a leg-hold trap. I was actually realize they are out and about, and the males trying to use a long branch to press down on a will mate with as many females as they can lever of the trap in order to release the skunk locate (skunks have a home range of about a so we could go our separate ways. However, the branch turned out to be not square mile that overlaps with other skunks). The female will give birth to about 4 to 7 kits long enough and those previously described in May and they are born eyes closed and greenish/yellow globules hit me dead center with fur having the usual black and white in my brand new rubber knee-high boots (that markings. The black and white markings I had just paid hard earned and long saved are a distinct survival coloration that alerts allowance money for). Needless to say folks, predators to keep away, or it will get real ugly this is a moment which literally takes your breath away and actually makes breathing in the olfactory matter of things. Actually the skunk’s only true predator is afterwards a bit of a strain just due to the the great-horned owl which obviously can’t extremely overwhelming odor. My boots, smell. Skunks and great-horned owls are despite a thorough scrubbing, ended up being both nocturnal feeders and I can always tell hung in an isolated area of the barn to air out, when a skunk gets pounced on and snatched and by the time I could even try putting them up by a hungry owl near our home at night. on again, I had outgrown them. Yep, skunk There will be a sudden strong skunk odor in smell sure has a very lasting effect. Once a critter gets sprayed by a skunk, the air, and then it will quickly begin to fade away, because the owl has flown off with it usually is memorable enough that they

never try it again. Just about every dog I’ve owned has been “skunked” at least once and rarely twice. The only exception I’ve ever had was my Labrador retriever Ebony (who recently passed away), who absolutely hated skunks and she would kill them on sight without any hesitation, cares or obvious regrets about being sprayed. This odious matter would happen a number of times over the years, and it was clear Ebony would never back off, so it (Photos by Miles Willard) was what it was. Male red-wing blackbirds are among the first There are a lot of recipes migratory birds to return to the Thumb when spring is and formulas out there for de- approaching. skunking a dog, and believe me folks, I’ve tried a lot of them. In Ebony’s case I was fortunate in that I have a farm pond in my backyard and Ebony couldn’t ever resist fetching a thrown stick. About the time my throwing arm started getting worn out and Ebony as well, she started smelling somewhat more tolerable to be around. Skunks are very omnivorous and eat small animals, eggs, reptiles, grubs, earthworms, berries, fruit, carrion, garbage and you Robins often create a lot of excitement upon their name it. Mowed lawns at return to the Thumb, as a key signal of spring soon to night are a favorite place for This partial albino robin was photographed in them to seek earthworms, arrive. Reese last year by Miles Willard of Mayville. moles and grubs. This is Thanks to the recently arriving spring birds where they leave telltale small holes in the ground, sometimes plenty and waterfowl, and even smelling my first of them, often causing the property owner to skunk of the year, I must admit I feel a strong ponder about who the culprit might be due to bout of spring fever hitting me despite my doubts and suspicions about winter finally the amount of damage to their yard. Although skunks possess highly tuned being over. However, it is Michigan and only time will senses of smell and hearing, they have very poor eyesight and I believe this is a reason tell. they are frequently run over by motor vehicles. That and the fact they seem to believe all they have to do is lift their tail and point their rear end at a threat and it will usually back off, but fast moving vehicles at night can’t always be that selective about slow moving or stationary skunks suddenly 1551 Empire Drive appearing in the headlights. Due to the somewhat mellow weather Caro, MI 48723 recently, I smelled a strong skunk odor (989) 672-2223 hanging in the air just the other night, and then it quickly dissipated. Obviously a greathorned owl got lucky on its hunt and flew off with a meal in its talons. It also means skunks, being key harbingers of spring in my opinion, are getting out and about, even though spring itself hasn’t made Future Close Date 3/8/2018 a full commitment as yet. March has just CORN BIDS arrived, and for a fact winter could return at anytime, even overnight. CBT Close Chg. CH Mar. 3.8575 6 1/2 CK May 3.9350 6 1/4 CN July 4.0050 6 CZ Dec. 4.1025 4


The 10th Annual Maple Syrup Saturday The 10th Annual Maple Saturday will be held at the Battel Maple Sugarbush on Saturday, March 17, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. This is located 1 ¼ miles west of M-53 on Ritter Road (per GPS use Robert Battel, 7964 Daus Road, Cass City, MI 48726). This is a free open house for the public and will feature guided tours (since it is Saint Patrick’s Day, tour guides will be Leprechauns) about the family run Maple Syrup operation including tapping the Maple trees (they use over 600 taps) and boiling the sap into maple syrup. Also included will be

pancakes and fresh, hot maple syrup. This is a great outdoors activity for the entire family and for all ages. The trees at this location are considered as being virgin sugar maples due to the fact many are original to the site and quite old. This location was actually missed by the raging Forest Fire of 1881 which swept through the Thumb area. The Battel family began making maple syrup in 1882, and is now operated by 4th, 5th and 6th generations. For more information, go to www.



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Battel’s Sugarbush, located near Cass City, has been a family-run maple syrup business since 1882.



These bids are subject to change at any time.

Storage rates @ 7 Cents / Mo. Contact us for alternatives. Poet Grain Dept. (989) 672-2223 Formerly Michigan Ethanol







(989) 672-2223 The Battel Sugar Shack which boils sap collected from over 600 taps into maple syrup.

Mark Battel is the 4th generation in the family maple syrup business near Cass City; 5th and 6th generations now assist in the operation.


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PUBLIC NOTICE Roadside Mowing INDIANFIELDS TOWNSHIP is seeking bids for approximately thirty-six (36) miles of roadside mowing. A five foot cut with a mowing height of four inches or less is required. Bidders must also submit proof of Liability Insurance with Indianfields Township, as a named insured, with the bid. Bids must be submitted by 3:00 April 27, 2018 to Indianfields Township 1633 Mertz Rd. Caro, MI 48723. Attn: Indianfields Township Clerk. OPEN HOUSE CITY OF CARO SIDEWALK REPAIR/REPLACEMENT SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS The Caro City Council will hold an open house on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Caro Municipal Building, Council Chambers, 317 South State Street, Caro, Michigan on the Necessity for proposed sidewalk improvements. Profiles, plans, specifications, estimated costs and special assessment to the property owners will be a topic of this open house. The public is invited to discuss the sidewalk improvement project and how it may affect them. Karen J. Snider, City Clerk COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP NOTICE OF BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING The Columbia Township Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed township budget for fiscal year 2018-19 on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. at the Columbia Township Library, Community Meeting Room at 6456 Center St., Unionville. The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing. A copy of the budget is available for public inspection at the office of the township clerk. Christine Kolar, Clerk Columbia Township-Tuscola County 4870 French Rd. Unionville, MI 48767 (989) 280-9602

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Caro City Council will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, March 19, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. at the Caro Municipal Building, Council Chambers, 317 South State Street, Caro, Michigan on the Necessity for proposed sidewalk improvements. Profiles, plans, specifications, estimated costs and special assessment to the property owners will be a topic of this public hearing. Those persons wishing to comment on the sidewalk improvement project may appear at the Public Hearing, or if unable to attend may make written comments prior to the Public Hearing to the office of the City Clerk, Karen J. Snider, 317 South State Street, Caro, MI 48723. Written comments received prior to the meeting will be read and entered into the minutes. Questions prior to the Public Hearing may be directed to the office of the City Manager, Chris Olson, 317 S. State Street, Caro, MI 48723 or at 989-673-7671. Karen J. Snider, City Clerk “This Meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meeting Act.”

DENMARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF REVIEW March 12, 2018 9:00 AM - Noon 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM March 14, 2018 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Denmark Township Office 9386 W. Saginaw Road Richville, MI 48758 Ratios & Factors Class Agricultural Commercial Industrial Residential Personal Property

Ratio 51.94 57.95 50.31 50.08 50.00

Factor 0.9626 0.8628 0.9938 0.9984 1.0000

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TUSCOLA TOWNSHIP BOARD OF REVIEW MEETINGS Tuscola Township Hall – 8561 Van Cleve Rd., Vassar, MI 48768 Valuation appeals will be heard on: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 9:00 am. to 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

A resident or non-resident may file an appeal in writing and is not required to make a personal appearance. The tentative ratios and the estimated multipliers for each class of real and personal property for 2018 are as follows: CLASS Agriculture Commercial Industrial Residential Personal

RATIO 46.05 47.10 52.60 47.80 50.00

MULTIPLIER 1.0858 1.0616 0.9506 1.0460 1.0000

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS Sealed bids will be received Thursday, March 22, 2018 at the office of the Board of Tuscola County Road Commissioners at 1733 S. Mertz Rd., Caro, Michigan for the following item(s) at the time(s) specified: 8:15 a.m. 8:30 a.m.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF: Julia A. Van Bevern, Deceased Date of birth: April 1, 1923 TO ALL CREDITORS: NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, Julia A. Van Bevern, who lived at 7425 Thomas Road, Unionville, Michigan, died on January 21, 2018. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the Decedent will be forever barred unless presented to Loran C. Van Bevern and Maria M. Weber, named Successor CoTrustees of the Cyriel and Julia A. Van Bevern Living Trust, c/o 7305 Clark Road, Unionville, Michigan 48767, within four (4) months after the date of publication of this notice. Dated: March 7, 2018 Thomas P. Collon (P30362) Collon & Rooney, P.C. Attorneys at Law 796 South Van Dyke Bad Axe, MI 48413 (989) 269-9276 Loran C. Van Bevern and Marcia M. Weber c/o 7305 Clark Road Unionville, MI 48767 1T67

Notice to Bidders Sealed bids will be received Thursday, March 22, 2018 at the office of the Board of Tuscola County Road Commissioners at 1733 S. Mertz Rd., Caro, Michigan for the following item(s) at the time(s) specified: 8:45 a.m. Leased Motor Graders Bids to be submitted on Road Commission forms in a plainly marked sealed envelope. Specifications are available at the Road Commission office or online at Please contact the Caro Office at 989-673-2128 with questions. The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals and to re-advertise or to accept the proposal, that in their opinion, is in the best interest of Tuscola County. BOARD OF COUNTY ROAD COMMISSIONERS “An Equal Opportunity Employer” John Laurie, Chairman Gary Parsell, Vice-Chairman Michael Zwerk, Member Julie Matuszak, Member Pat Sheridan, Member

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PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF CARO REGULAR COUNCIL MINUTES Regular meeting called to order February 19, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. by Mayor Joseph Greene. Present: City Mayor Joe Greene, City Council: Mike Henry, Charlotte Kish, Herbert Sheardy, Rick Lipan and Bob Eschenbacher, Brian Rickwalt Absent: None Others in Attendance: Christopher Olson – City Manager, Karen Snider – Clerk/Treasurer and other guests AGENDA APPROVAL 18-M-027 Moved by Kish, seconded by Eschenbacher to approve the agenda with addition of Regular Agenda #10. Finance Committee Report and Committee/Liaison #3. Planning Commission. Motion carried. PUBLIC COMMENT/ VISITORS: None PRESENTATION – Caro Exchange Club June Kennedy, Chairman of the Forrest Committee, gave an annual report on the Caro Exchange Club Forrest. The Exchange Club is located at M-24 and Gun Club Road and is a community civic organization. They host an annual trail walk and this year it will be August 24, 2018 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Look for upcoming flyer on the event. The proceeds are used primarily to maintain the trails. Their vision for the future is to connect their trails with the City of Caro trails across the road from the Exchange Club. In addition to the trails, there are benches, bird, bat and squirrel houses and a variety of trees. COMMUNICATIONS: Noted. CONSENT AGENDA: 1. Regular Council Minutes – February 5, 2018 2. Policy Minutes – February 5, 2018 3. Invoices 4. D e p a r t m e n t Reports a. Police Report – Chief Brian Newcomb



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b. Fire Department – Monthly and Annual 2018 – Chief Randall Heckroth c. C o d e Enforcement – Randall Heckroth d. Parks & Recreation – None e. D P W / W a t e r Reports – Charlie Sundblad f. WWTP – Curtis Wells g. Municipal Parking Violation Bureau Report – Karen Snider h. Clerk’s Report i. Manager’s Report j. Mayor Greene’s Report 18-M-028 Moved by Sheardy, seconded by Henry to approve the consent agenda including invoices. Motion carried. REGULAR AGENDA: (action required) 1. Board of Review Appointment 18-M-029 Moved by Kish, seconded by Lipan to appoint Evan Osentoski to the Board of Review with a term ending January, 2021. Motion carried. 2. Amendment to the Employee Handbook 18-M-030 Moved by Henry, seconded by Eschenbacher to accept the amendment and authorize the City Clerk to insert it into the Employee Handbook in the proper location. Motion Carried. 3. Set Spring CleanUp Day 18-M-031 Moved by Kish, seconded

by Eschenbacher to set the City of Caro Spring Clean-Up day for Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the fairgrounds and make sure it is away from the horse area. Motion Carried. 4. Sidewalk Special Assessment 2018 18-M-032 Moved by Sheardy, seconded by Lipan to authorize the City administration to create and submit a report for proposed special assessment for sidewalk repair/replacement per article 46 of chapter 30 in Section III of the Caro Code of Ordinances. Motion carried. 5. A p p r o v e Engineering for Van Geisen 18-M-033 Moved by Sheardy, seconded by Kish to approve the engineering for the sidewalks on Van Geisen Road and extending to the Frankenmuth Credit Union. Motion carried. 6. M i c h i g a n Municipal League Dues 18-M-034 Moved by Kish, seconded by Rickwalt to pay the invoice from the Michigan Municipal League for the membership dues including the Legal Defense Fund covering the period 04/01/2018 – 03/31/2019 in the amount of $2,951. Motion carried. 7. DDA Bid Engineering Shelf Ready Projects – DDA Recommendation 18-M-035 Moved by Henry, seconded

by Sheardy to accept the DDA recommendation to have Rowe Professional Services Company do the preliminary design services for East Sherman Street Rehabilitation, Utility Improvements in Alley Northwesterly side of M-81 and Downtown Lighting Replacement in an amount not to exceed $35,500. Motion Carried. 8. Valves at Arsenic Removal Plant 18-M-036 Moved by Henry, seconded by Rickwalt to have Platinum Mechanical and Supreme Water Treatment to remove and install new lug style valves at the arsenic removal plant for the cost of $39,455.25 and to come from the Water Fund, Contracted Services, line 592-557-801000 and direct the Clerk/ Treasurer to amend the budget approximately. Motion Carried. 9. City Manager Response to Performance Evaluation 18-M-037 Moved by Henry, seconded by Lipan to receive the performance evaluation, selfevaluation and City Manager’s response and place it in his personnel file. Motion carried. 10. Finance Report 18-M-038 Moved by Sheardy, seconded by Henry to accept the 2nd quarter financial report as presented by the Clerk/Treasurer. Motion carried. ITEMS PENDING/TABLED:

CITY OF CARO REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS WATER RELIABILITY AND CAPACITY STUDY The City of Caro will receive sealed proposals for assisting the City of Caro in a Water Reliability Study until 1:00 p.m, March 19, 2018 in the office of the City Clerk, City of Caro, 317 S. State Street, Caro, Michigan, 48723, at which time and place all proposals will be opened and read aloud. Three copies of the proposals shall be submitted. Specifications and background information are on file at the office of the City Manager. To request the proposal documents, contact the City of Caro at 989-673-7671 or by e-mail at For questions regarding any background information for the City’s water systems and treatment process, contact the Public Works Superintendent’s office at 989-673-2571or by e-mail to Copies of the RFP Proposal are also available on the City of Caro website: The City of Caro reserves the right to accept, reject or modify any or all proposals and/or to waive any defects or irregularities in the bids, in the best interest of the City of Caro; and to accept the proposal which, in the opinion of the Council, best serves the interest and needs of the City of Caro. The City of Caro does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, disability, and national origin; nor does it discriminate on the basis of handicap status and activities, as to employment or the provision of services. The City of Caro is an equal opportunity employer. Please mark your envelope: “WATER RELIABILTY AND CAPACITY STUDY”. Christopher S. Olson City Manager

ORDER FOR SERVICE PUBLICATION/POSTING AND NOTICE OF ACTION CASE NO. 18-0001SP Court address: 440 North State Street, Caro, MI 48723 Court telephone no.: 989672-3800 Plaintiff name(s), address(es), and telephone no(s). Jennifer B. Miller 5004 Bristlecone Drive Midland, MI 48674 (989) 615-4682 v Donna Schwab-Abbott 8008 W. Sanilac Road Vassar, MI 48768 989-863-1015 600 Pinetree Road, Valdosta, GA 31602 TO: Donna Schwab-Abbott IT IS ORDERED: You are being sued in this court by the plaintiff to Land Contract Forfeiture 1) to recover possession of 8008 W. Sanilac Road, Vassar, MI 48768; 2) a money judgment for and 3) to evict you from Land situated in the Township of Denmark, County of Tuscola, State of Michigan: Commencing at the Southeast corner of the East half of the Southeast quarter of Section 27, Town 12 North, Range 7 East, thence running North 16 rods; thence West 10 rods;

1. None COMMITTEE/LIAISON POSITION REPORTS: 1. American Bloom Project - The Mayor reported that an email was in the packet from Kathy Sauber of the Caro Garden Club addressing both their position regarding the American Bloom Project and that their board will be meeting in March and will discuss a planting to enhance a new welcome sign on the west end of town. The American Bloom Project will not be done this upcoming year. 2. B u s i n e s s Spotlight – March 5, 2018 – Big Acre – Linda Poehlsen, Store Manager. 3. P l a n n i n g Commission – Sheardy handed out his written report. ADDITIONAL PUBLIC COMMENT – 18-M-039 Moved by Eschenbacher, seconded by Kish to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 p.m. Motion carried. Karen J. Snider City Clerk 1T67 STATE OF MICHIGAN 71B JUDICIAL DISTRICT JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY PROBATE

Vassar Township Planning Commission Public Hearing Notice The Vassar Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 4505 W. Saginaw Road, Vassar, MI on March 29, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. The topic of the hearing is to discuss the application of Minkler Development LLC for a Special Land Use permit for a medical marijuana provisioning center at 664 State Road, parcel #020-018-000-3525-00. For further information call (989) 823-3541. Paula Cavanaugh Vassar Township Planning Commission Secretary

thence South 16 rods; thence East 10 rods to the place of beginning, EXCEPT the North 90 feet thereof. Commonly known as: 8008 Sanilac Rd., Vassar, MI 48768. Tax ID No.: 006-027-000-1000-00. You must file your answer or take other action permitted by law in this court at the court address above on or before April 11, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. If you fail to do so, a default judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint filed in this case. A copy of this order shall

be published once each week in Tuscola County Advertiser for three consecutive weeks, and proof of publication shall be filed in this court. A copy of this order shall be sent to Donna Schwab-Abbott at the last-known address by registered mail, return receipt request, before the date of the last publication, and the affidavit of mailing shall be filed with this court. Date: 3-7-18 Judge Kim David Glaspie P31610 3T67

Public Notice Ordinance Amendment NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Village of Fairgrove has adopted the following amendment of Ordinance number 64, Sidewalk Ordinance DATE: Adopted February 5, 2018 EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately upon publication Section 4. Addition of a provision for snow and ice removal. Paragraph to be amended to read. “In the event any sidewalk property… All expenses of such snow and ice removal, spraying, cutting or destroying, including any and all costs incurred in the removal or relocation of debris, junk or other miscellaneous obstructions which would be necessary or convenient for carrying out the requirements of this section shall be paid by the owner of such land at a rate of one hundred ($100) dollars per hour. … shall not be liable for damages or in any action of trespass thereof.” The full text of the Ordinance to be amended is available for review in the Office of the Village Clerk, 5005 Center St, Fairgrove MI 48733 during regular business hours. Comments concerning the ordinance amendment should be directed to the Village Clerk at the above address or by telephone 855.250.3894

SECTION 00 1000 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID Notice is hereby given that Kingston Community Schools is receiving bids from trade contractors for the following project: Kingston Community Schools -Bleacher Replacement Complete proposals will be received for the following work categories in accordance with drawings and specifications as prepared by the Architect, Engineers and Construction Manager. BID CATEGORY 1: BLEACHERS / SITEWORK / CONCRETE Bids will be received at the Office of the Superintendent until 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Proposals should be submitted in TRIPLICATE and be addressed to Mr. Matt Drake - Superintendent Kingston Community Schools 5790 State Street Kingston, Ml 48741 R.C. Hendrick & Son, Inc. is the Construction Manager on this Project. Please do not phone, fax, or email bids to the Construction Manager.

March 5, 2018 For your protection and a healthier environment, mosquitoes may be treated with one or more of the abatement materials listed below. This treatment will help to reduce the occurrence of nuisance and/or disease carrying mosquitoes. VectoBac® (Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis.); VectoLex® FG & WDG (Bacillus sphaericus); VectoBac® 12 AS (Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp, Israelensis) ; Mosquito Dunks® (Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis solids); Mosquito Larvicide GB-1111® (Aliphatic Petroleum Hydrocarbons); BVA 2 Mosquito Larvicide Oil® (Highly refined petroleum distillate); Evoluer 4-4 (Permethrin & Piperonyl Butoxide Technical); Kontrol 4-4 (Permethrin & piperonyl butoxide); Natular G or XRG (Spinosad); Spheratax SPH (50 G) (Bacillus sphericus); or Mavrik® Perimeter (TanFluvalinate). spreaders, pressure pump sprayers, hand-treatment, ditch truck units, Ultra Low Volume hand-held & truck-mounted generators, and thermal foggers. Artificial containers, abandoned pools, cross country drains, flooded fields, flood plains, flooded woodlots, ponds, pickle vats, roadside ditches, sewage lagoons, tires and tree holes. This season, we ask that citizens request no more than (4) yard treatments (1 per month) per residence. Tuscola County residents who need additional information on declining treatment may call the Mosquito Abatement Office, 1500 Press Drive, Caro, MI 48723 (989) 672-3748.

Long Driveway Program Requests/Open Enrollment 2018 Season

Many homes in Tuscola County are set back from the county road and, subsequently, shielded somewhat from the effects of the road-side adulticiding operations. Therefore, if so requested by the owner, their property will be reviewed to see if it meets the criteria for the Long Drive program. The basic criteria for a home to be placed on the long drive list are: • There must be a residence on the property and the front of the must be 300 feet or greater from the edge of the roadway. • There must be an adequate turnaround for our truck that does not include driving across any lawn areas. • The driveway must be passable with a two wheel drive vehicle, and free of any items. • The drive area must have significant vegetation, providing areas of mosquito harborage. Other factors such as sensitive locations, for example No Sprays or Organic Farms, adjacent to the property may exclude the property from treatment except under specific conditions. Homeowners must understand that treatment could commence as late as 1:00 a.m. and that windows should be closed prior to retiring for the night. We cannot notify residents when your property will be treated, as it depends on the route and the weather conditions.

If you would like to request your property to be accessed for the 2018 season, we will begin taking requests March 12, 2018 through April 13, 2018. The office is open Monday Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This is not a prevailing wage project. The Owner reserves the right to reject any, part of any or all bids and to waive all informalities in the bidding procedures. The Owner reserves the right to reject any bid when Bidder fails to submit data required by the Bidding Documents, or if the bid ls submitted incomplete or irregular. No telephonic, email, fax bids or modification to a submitted bid will be received or considered by the Owner. Each bid that exceeds Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) must be submitted with an attached certified check or bid bond from a surety company approved to do business in the State of Michigan, payable to the Owner in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the base bid. Bids may not be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days after the bid date. FAMILIAL DISCLOSURE Bidders must provide familial disclosure in compliance with MCL 380.1267 and attach this information to the bid. The bid shall be accompanied by a sworn and notarized statement disclosing any familial relationship that exists between the Owner or the employee of the bidder and any member of the board, intermediate school board, or board of directors or the superintendent of the school district, intermediate superintendent of the intermediate school district, or chief executive office of the public school academy. The District shall not accept a bid that does not include this sworn and notarized disclosure statement. PRE-BID CONFERENCE There is no pre-bid conference scheduled however a site visit to familiarize yourself with current conditions is highly encouraged. QUESTIONS/ RFl's All questions regarding the plans and specifications are to be emailed to R.C. Hendrick & Son, Inc. at DRAWINGS, SPECIFICATIONS AND ADDENDUMS Plans, Specifications and Addendums will be available for download from the R.C. Hendrick Plan Room located at Click on "Plan Room" and then follow the link to access the project files. If a password is required to access the files, please email the Project Manager associated with the project. Addendums will be posted to R.C. Hendrick's Online Plan Room. Addendums will be posted no later than 12:00 Noon on the day before the bid is due. R.C. Hendrick will send out a notice that an addendum is available to all known planholders. It is the responsibility of every bidder to check the project site for addendums and note them on the bid form.

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Community Calendar -Editor’s note: Community Calendar listings are available free of charge to non-commercial and non-political businesses and organizations that are not charging a fee for their event. Space is limited to availability. PLEASE NOTE: All Community Calendar listings that advertise a fundraiser containing a cost will be charged a minimal fee for their listing. PUBLIC ACTIVITIES GriefShare, a 14-week program, from 6-8 p.m. at the Caro Baptist Church began Feb. 6 and runs through May 8. Each meeting is designed to be independent of the other meetings. The many tangents of the grieving process will be discussed during the meetings. Visit or call Mike Tharp at 989-673-2175 for more information. Thumb Dance Club will be held Saturday, March 10 from 7-10:30 p.m. at Sandusky Maple Valley School, 138 Maple Valley St. Everyone welcome – bring finger food (for 9 p.m.) and friends. For more information, call Dorothy at 810-4044250 or Bill at 810-324-2438. Look Good Feel Better event by the American Cancer Society will be held on Monday, March 12 at 6 p.m. in the McLaren Caro Regional Board Room and is dedicated to improving the quality of life and self- esteem of people undergoing cancer treatment. Complimentary group, individual and online sessions are offered. Contact 989-672-5802 for more information. Frankenmuth Area Christian Women’s Club “March Musical Moments” luncheon will be held on Tuesday, March 13 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Main Dining Room at Zehnder’s Restaurant. Clayton Burley of Vassar will present the special musical feature and special guest speaker will be Nevehya LaTurno from Bloomfield. Free pre-school nursery is available by reservation. For luncheon and nursery reservations or more information, please call Grace at 989-871-4048 or Alice at 989823-8975. Alcohol Use & Abuse Luncheon hosted by McLaren Caro Region will be held on Thursday, March 15 from noon to 1 p.m. in the front lobby. Contact 989-672-5795 for more information or to register. Senior Citizen Movies at Rawson Memorial Library, Cass City, will be held on Friday, March 16 at 1:30 p.m. The movie is “Waikiki: In The Wake of Dreams”. This is a free program. Tip of the Thumb Dancers will be held Saturday, March 17 from 7-10:30 p.m. at the Huron County Senior Center, 150 Nugent Rd., Bad Axe. Bring finger foods and friends. Family to Family Sale will be held on March 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Deford Christian Academy, 1392 N. Kingston Rd., Deford. Fish & Shrimp Dinner, hosted by Marlette Knights of Columbus, will be held on March 23 from 4:30-7 p.m. at the St. Elizabeth Parish Hall in Marlette. Carry outs available. Vendors Wanted for craft, flea market, business, etc. spring sale at North Branch Masonic Center to be held May 3-4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 4058 Huron St., North Branch. Contact Nancy Birkenhauer at 810-441-5177 or Senior Dining Center, for ages 60+. Come and join us on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Locations in Caro, Mayville, Millington, and Vassar. Lunch, socialization, cards, and new friendships. For more information, please contact 989-673-4121. Spoonfuls of Plenty free community meal every Wednesday of each month at LeeRoy Clark Center, 435 Green St. in Caro, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Good home-style dinner, everyone is welcome. Tuscola County Senior Citizens dining center at Caro K of C Hall, second and fourth Monday of the month. Call Joyce, 989-683-2791. Opperman Memorial Library - check out the new features that the public library has to offer: Overdrive (digital e-books and audiobooks), RBDigital (digital e-magazines), Kingston Enterprise newspaper available online from 1941 to Feb. 15, 1968. Writers Guild of Shay Lake meets the first and third Thursdays at 4 p.m. at the Caro Public Library, 840 W. Frank St., Caro. Contact Rod Merton at 989-293-8854 for information. “SAVE A LIFE” Learn free by-stander/compression only CPR the third Tuesday of each month at Caro Area District Library, 6-7 p.m. Call 989-615-0078 to enroll or daveluebbert@ Tuscola County Conservation Club, Gun Club Road and M-24, Caro, open to the public for trap and skeet Thursday from 6-9:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Free trap and skeet lessons every Thursday at 7 p.m. Shooting six stand Thursday nights. Euchre every Monday, 7 p.m. at American Legion Hall in Caro. Open to the public. Kingston VFW food auction, 1 p.m., fourth Sunday of the month. Food outreach hosted by Spring of Life Community Church in Mayville is held the third Saturday of each month. Free groceries will be available to all who attend. A free dinner will also be available. For more information, call 989-843-0194. Community service rooms open every Tuesday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Vassar Seventhday Adventist Church, 5920 Frankenmuth Rd. for free clothing, shoes, bedding, etc. Donations greatly appreciated. Phone 989823-8791 or 989-823-3069. Closed when school closes due to weather. SouthernCare Hospice is searching for Volunteers for our Volunteer Program. Volunteers make a big difference in the lives of Hospice patients and their families. Call us at 989-790-7533 to learn more about becoming a Hospice Volunteer.

Civil Air Patrol MI-165 Cass River Squadron meets every Volunteer drivers needed: Tuscola County Office of Veterans Affairs is in need of volunteer drivers to take county veterans to Thursday from 6-8:30 p.m. at 1690 Mertz Rd., Caro. Cadets 12 their doctor appointments in Ann Arbor, Detroit and Saginaw. on up welcome. Learn Aerospace, Emergency Service and Cadet The county has a van to transport the veterans, but not enough Programs Learn to Lead. For more information, call Squadron drivers to get the job done. Call Mark Zmierski or Ana Farris Commander Capt. Christina Hammac at 989-672-9975. Veteran to Veteran (Vet to Vet) meetings are held the second at the Tuscola Co. Veterans Office, 989-673-8148, for more Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Akron Village Hall. information. Heartland Hospice of Bad Axe Volunteer Training is These meetings provide a chance to talk to other veterans about available for caring and dedicated people with an interest in their experiences while serving and bring veterans together to serving terminally ill patients and their families in Caro, and learn about available benefits. Refreshments are provided. For the outlying communities. Volunteers provide services such as more information, call 989-673-8148. VFW Post monthly meetings: VFW Post 4164, Caro, second friendly visiting, patient outings, errand running, child care, and clerical services. Volunteer classes are available to fit each Monday, 7:30 p.m.; VFW Post 3644, Cass City, second Monday, person’s schedule. Please call Jeff Keen at 877-486-6671 for 7 p.m.; VFW Post 10884, Mayville, second Sunday, 2 p.m.; VFW Post 5317, Kingston, second Tuesday, 7 p.m.; VFW Post further information. St. Frances Mission Store in Vassar, household resale shop 7486, Fairgrove, first Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall in for anyone is located at 153 Maple St., near the high school. It Akron; VFW Post 4837, Marlette, third Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. is open every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and American Legion Post #7 meets the first Tuesday of the month the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Profits at 7 p.m. at 110 W. Frank Street, Caro. Western Thumb TEA Party Group meets on the third benefit the local food pantries and organizations that help the Thursday of the month, 6-8 p.m. at the Bullard Sanford Memorial needy. Store phone is 989-823-8803. Free clothes, Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Ministry of the Library, 520 W. Huron Ave., Vassar. This educational group Word, 2926 Church St. in Unionville. Call 989-971-9916 for is non-partisan, and all are invited. No admission is charged. Topics range from current events, national defense, the economy more information. Free community lunch - last Saturday of every month from and more. For more information, call 989-652-9807. The Cass River Genealogy Society meets the 4th Tuesday 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in fellowship hall at First United Methodist Church, Marlette. Menu includes soups, salads, sandwiches and of each month, except for June, July, August and December at Wickson District Library in Frankenmuth at 6:30 p.m. desserts. The building is handicap accessible. Reese Area Historians Association meets on the fourth Mayville Golden Years Club hosts euchre and pinochle on the first Friday of every month and euchre on the remaining Wednesday monthly at 6 p.m. in the Reese Village Hall. Call Fridays. Play at 6 p.m. Two hands around the table and finger John Hill at 989-868-4773 for details. Tuscola County Republican Party meeting is held the fourth food by the coffee pot. Play 10 games. Everyone is welcome. Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. at the H.H. Purdy Building, MEETINGS Caro Lions Club meets the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month 125 W. Lincoln St. in Caro. Tuscola County Polish American Club meets the first at 7 p.m. at the Brentwood Restaurant. Membership applications Sunday of each month. Membership application available at available. Call 989-673-5588 for more information. Indivisible in the Thumb meetings are held every other meeting, 1 p.m. potluck dinner after meeting. Retrieve memorial nameplates. If your loved one was a Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Tech Center. For meeting dates or resident at the TCMCC, you may have their engraved memorial more information, call Vicki Leland at 425-269-5553. Exchange Club of Caro “Unity for Service” meets the 2nd nameplate as a remembrance. They are filed by date of death. and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Brentwood The nameplates will be at the Forget-Me-Nots meeting the first in Caro. New members are welcome. Contact 989-551-4619 for Monday of each month at 2 p.m. at the TCMCC or call Norma at 989-673-4564 to see if your loved one’s nameplate is available. more information. Caro Community Hospital Auxiliary meets on the 2nd Tuscola County Democratic Committee meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at 260 N. State St., Caro. All Tuesday of the month at 12 noon (which includes a light lunch) in the hospital conference room. NEW MEMBERS ARE Tuscola County Democrats are welcome! Free & Accepted Masons #226 Mt. Moriah Lodge regular WELCOME (women and men). For more information, call 989business meetings on the first Wednesday of each month in the 672-5802. Vassar High School Class of 1966 meets at 9 a.m. the second Masonic Temple, 156 N. State St., Caro. Eaton-Grede Retirees Breakfast meet at Fritz’s in Richville Tuesday of each month for breakfast at Fritz’s Family Restaurant in Richville. the first Monday of each month, except September. Frankenmuth Horseshoe Club is looking for more people to Tuscola Dive Rescue Team meets 2nd Thursday every other month. Seeking new members. Call 989-415-4526 for more join and meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the horseshoe pits on Tuscola, across the street from the boat launch. No charge to information. Woman’s Life Caro #879 meets the 2nd Tuesday of every play. There will be a potluck at the end of the season at which month at 6:30 p.m. at the Tuscola Skill Center in Caro. Guests time prize will be awarded for the winners. Friends Of The BSML meetings are held the 2nd Thursday are welcome. Caro American Legion Post 7 meetings are the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Bullard Sanford Memorial Library in Vassar. Everyone is welcome to help plan fun and exciting of each month. American Legion Auxiliary #421 meetings are held the events to make the library a great place for the community. Caro Rotary Club meets every Monday at 12:10 p.m. at the second Thursday of the month at 4 p.m. at the Unionville Brentwood on Park Drive in Caro. American Legion Hall. Compassionate Friends Thumb Area Chapter meets the American Legion Post #181 meets the first Monday of the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Community of Christ month at 7 p.m. at 248 W. Main St., Mayville. TOPS Club 1627 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Thursdays Church, 2081 Deckerville Road, Caro, MI 48723. For more at the Brentwood, Caro, from 9-11 a.m. For more information, information, contact Sharon Klawender at 989-683-3305. call Cecelia at 989-673-6023 or Bev at 989-693-6648. TOPS MI 0221 Chapter meets Thursdays at 6 p.m. at the Tuscola County Medical Care Annex. Call JoAnn at 989-551-6361 for more information. Hope for the Fighters Caro Chapter #96 Royal Arch Masons meet the second Thursday of each month in the Masonic Temple, Peace for the Survivors 156 N. State St., Caro. Prayers for the Taken P.A.L.s (Programs At the Library) (formerly Senior Citizen Gatherings) will be held on Thursdays at 1 p.m. Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for Roxann Smith at Bullard Sanford Memorial Library. P.A.L.s will be entertaining, informative, fun and a chance to visit with old friends and make new ones. All adults are welcome. March 17, 2018 at Sutton Sunshine Church Thumb Council Royal and Select Masons meets at 2996 N. Colwood Rd., Caro, MI 48723 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday (except January, February, 4:00 PM-7:00 PM, $9.00 July and August) in Caro Masonic Temple. Thumb of Michigan York Rite College meets at 8 *Dine in or Take Out* p.m. on the fourth Tuesday (except January, February, Dinner Includes: spaghetti, salad, roll, dessert and coffee or punch. July and August) in Caro Masonic Temple. Woman’s Life Vassar #857 meets the first Tuesday of Any additional donations are greatly appreciated! We will be having a donation auction. each month at 6 p.m. at the Bullard Sanford Memorial Library in Vassar. Guests are welcome. Let’s come out and help Roxann fight this battle! Millington O.E.S. #390 meets the first Thursday of For information, please call Judy Smith at (989) 670-5719 or Sherryl Childers at (989) 670-3946 each month, 7 p.m., except in July and August.

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Sons of the American Legion Caro Squadron 7 meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Caro American Legion Post, 110 W. Frank St. Richville Legion Hall Post 400 phone number is 989-2398235. Please call for information. DAV Thumb Memorial 75 meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at American Legion Hall, 110 W. Frank St., Caro. All honorably discharged veterans can join. All family – husbands, wives and children are invited. Operation Good Cheer in collaboration with Tuscola Co. Dept. of Health & Human Services needs your help to provide Christmas gifts for children in foster care. For more information, contact Krystal Reinhardt at 989-545-8686 or Jeanette Holder at 989-545-8160. SELF-HELP Adult Grief Support Group meets every third Sunday from 2-3 p.m. at 100 Mayer Rd., Frankenmuth. Please call 989-6524663 for details. Suicide Survivor Grief Support Group will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. at Thumb Area Psychological Services, 6627 Rose St., Cass City. This is a no-cost/open group for anyone affected by the death of a loved one by suicide. For dates or more information, call 989-872-1800. United Hospice Service Support Group meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at noon at Eddie G’s restaurant, Marlette. Offered free to the public for widows, widowers and singles that have lost a loved one through death. No charge to attend only the cost of your beverage and meal. For more information, contact United Hospice Service at 800-635-7490. Vassar Al-Anon Family Group meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 885 Saginaw St., Vassar. For more information, call 989-577-9464. AA meetings are held on Mondays at 7 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Reese. Tuscola County Multiple Sclerosis self-help group meets on the second Monday of each month at Mayville United Methodist Church, 601 E. Ohmer Rd. (M-24) from 1-2:30 p.m. Family members and close friends of those living with MS are also encouraged to attend. The church is barrier free. For more information, call Robert Brown at 989-673-3444 or Lee Ann Kulhanek at 989-673-8231. Celebrate Recovery at Anchor Cove Church every Friday at 7 p.m. Hurts-Habits-Hangups. Celebrate Recovery is hosted by Mark and Dorothy Willis. Helping Hands Support Group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Community Room at the Caro Area District Library, 480 W. Frank St. Contact Mike Tharp at 989673-2175 for information and questions. GriefShare Support Group meets weekly on Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. at the Caro First Baptist Church, 1535 W. Gilford Rd. Open to anyone who has suffered the death of a loved one, this is a non-denominational faith based support group. Contact Mike Tharp at 810-965-2680 or 989-673-2175 for additional information and questions. Grief Support Meeting is held the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Caro Senior Commons, 1601 W. Gilford Road, Caro at 4 p.m. — public is welcome. For more information, please contact Chaplain Don Killey, 989-790-7533, Southern Care “Where caring is a way of life.” Thumb Compassionate Friends is a chapter of a national self-help group offering support to families who have suffered the loss of a child at any age. Meetings are on the 2nd Monday of each month at the Community of Christ Church, 2081 E. Deckerville Rd., Caro. For information, call Sharon 989-6833305 or Dave 810-376-2801 or visit Gamblers Anonymous meetings (weekly) on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Marlette Methodist Church, 3155 Main Street (corner of Main and Kilgour Streets). Please use back entrance at SE corner of church building. Contact 989-225-8284 for more information.

Free Senior Stretch & Exercise Class is held Mondays and Fridays from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Marlette Regional Hospital East Campus, 2861 Main St., Marlette. Self-directed class with light exercise, breathing, and relaxation techniques. Open to the public. Free Mammogram Screenings for patients who qualify through the expanded B.C.U.P.S. Program. This program is in place to financially assist patients in acquiring important screening mammograms and covers digital screenings. For those patients that need further testing and meet eligibility criteria, the program will also help cover a diagnostic mammogram, breast ultrasound, and an ultrasound-guided breast biopsy if recommended by their physician. Screenings are performed at the Gordon and Gayle Miller Foundation Women’s Imaging Center at Marlette Regional Hospital. For more information and to find out if you qualify, call 989-635-4299. Volunteer Greeters Needed! Marlette Regional Hospital is seeking friendly, outgoing volunteers to participate in the hospital’s Greeter Program. Greeters welcome patients and guests as they enter and navigate the hospital’s main campus, offer assistance, provide information and directions, call for wheelchairs and escort to destinations or to the appropriate staff, answer questions and explain hospital policies. If you enjoy helping people and have a few hours to spare, this could be a wonderful opportunity for you! For information about the Greeter Program and about the volunteer application process, call Sheila Lambert Greeter Program Coordinator (989) 6352909. United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital is seeking individuals interested in joining our volunteer program. Hospice volunteers offer support through patient care, bereavement, administrative duties, and community involvement. This essential work requires very special people— those with sensitivity, compassion, and a generous spirit. For an application or for more information call Helen Salas, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, at 989.635.4134. Bereavement Support Programs are offered through United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital to people who have experienced a loss through death – these groups are open to anyone in the community. Lunch/dinner support groups for widows and widowers and singles that have lost a loved one through death. There is no charge to attend only the cost of your beverage & meal. Meetings are held: 1st Tuesday of the month at Eddie G’s Restaurant in Marlette, Noon for lunch; last Thursday of the month at Franklin Inn in Bad Axe, 6 p.m. for dinner. Grief Support Groups are for adults who have experienced the death of a family members or a friend and are held the 1st Friday of each month at MRH Administration Conference Room (use Seton Center Entrance) at 10 a.m. Compassus Hospice & Palliative Care presents grief support group meetings on the second Tuesday of every month at 2 p.m. at 5986 Cass City Rd. These sessions are open to anyone and refreshments are provided. Contact Don or Emily for more information at 989-872-5852. Narcotics Anonymous - For information, call 1-800-2304085. Al-Anon - Are you troubled by someone’s drinking? Want help? Al-Anon meetings are held every Tuesday (7 p.m.) and Saturday (11 a.m.) at 3800 Lee Hill Road (1/2 mile South of M-46). Call the MI Thumb Area AFG at 989-912-5478 for more information. Exercise program is held on Wednesdays from noon-1 p.m. for anyone in the community. A group exercise class which



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focuses on improving general strength, flexibility and balance at the Therapy Gym of the Lighthouse, 1655 E. Caro Rd. in Caro, phone 989-673-2500. This program is free of charge. You must have a doctor’s script to attend. Information packets are available at the Lighthouse Therapy Center front desk. AA meeting every Monday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Caro Presbyterian Church. Al-Anon Family Group (AFG) - Find help if your life is being affected because of someone else’s excessive drinking. There are regular meetings in the Thumb area. For more information, call the MI Thumb Area AFG at 989-912-5478. Alcoholics Anonymous - meetings, schedules, and/or information for Huron and Tuscola Counties go to www.tauc. ws; or call 989-670-4996 for the AA 24-hour Help Line. Huron County Family Caregiver Support Group is held from 10 a.m. to noon on the second Tuesday of each month at the Human Development Commission, 150 Nugent Road, Bad Axe. For more information, contact Merry at 989-673-4121. Support Group for those affected by suicide will be provided at the Huron County Senior Center, 150 Nugent Road, Bad Axe on the first Tuesday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. If you are interested in attending or for more information, please call Lisa Schoettle, MA, LPC, NCC at 989-975-0190. Living with Parkinson’s Support Group is held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month at the Holiday Inn Express in Bad Axe, 55 Rapson Lane West. For more information, contact Merry at 989-673-4121. Caregiver Support Group is held 2nd Tuesday of each month from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Human Development Commission, 429 Montague Ave., Caro. For more information, contact Susie at 989-673-4121. Caregiver Support Group is held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Bullard Sanford Memorial Library, 520 W. Huron Ave., Vassar. For more information, contact Susie at 989-673-4121. Free foreclosure prevention counseling offered by the Human Development Commission. Call 1-800-843-6394, ext. 1799. United Hospice of Marlette Regional Hospital is offering a bereavement social support group in Caro, the third Tuesday of the month at Caro First Baptist Church, 2 p.m. and the third Wednesday of the month at Nick’s Country Oven in Cass City, noon for lunch. Call United Hospice Service for more information at 1-800-635-7490 or visit Compassus Hospice & Palliative Care is seeking volunteers in Huron, Tuscola and Sanilac counties with spare time, friendly smiles, warm hearts and good listening skills. If interested, contact Shannon Pitts, Volunteer Coordinator, Home and Hospice Advantage, 989-872-5852. The Alzheimer and Family Caregiver support and education group meets the second Tuesday of the month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Human Development Commission Intergenerational Building, 430 Montague Ave. in Caro. For more information, contact Merry at 989-673-4121.

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