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Man accused of choking mom could face prison By Tom Gilchrist Reporter


Tuscola hot spot: Candidates jostle for open seats By Tom Gilchrist Reporter

A bumper crop of new candidates for state and local offices hopes to harvest votes around highly agricultural Tuscola County in the Aug. 7 primary election in contested races for state senator, state representative, county commissioner and board seats in Indianfields and Arbela townships. Some will battle for vacancies created as four incumbents – state Sen. Mike Green, state Rep. Edward “Ned” Canfield, and Tuscola County commissioners Craig Kirkpatrick and Matthew Bierlein – leave office. See CANDIDATES A10

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Prosecutors: Doctor’s greed led to his felonies By Tom Gilchrist Reporter

Dr. Joseph E. Oesterling, a wellknown urologist sentenced for five felonies in Tuscola County Circuit Court on Monday, said his court battles in Tuscola County have ruined his career and life, though prosecutors allege Oesterling is a greedy physician who brought his problems on himself. “As brilliant as (Oesterling) claims to be, this came down to one thing, and that is greed,” Tuscola County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Eric F. Wanink said of the doctor, who was sentenced Monday after pleading no contest to five counts of placing false information in patients’ medical records. “Unfortunately, we’re at this position where now (Oesterling) is, without his (doctor’s) license for a substantial amount of time now, and it has been a detriment to his professional and personal life,” Wanink said. “But that is well-deserved, because it was brought on by his own actions.” Oesterling, 61, of Ann Arbor, was sentenced to one year of probation and fined $12,500 Monday by Tuscola County Circuit Judge Amy Grace Gierhart. The doctor, who operated the Caro Medical Group office at 206 Montague Ave. in Caro, also was ordered to pay $51,140 in restitution – $37,100 to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and $14,040 to Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Gierhart also ordered payment of $1,510 of costs and fees by Oesterling, once chief of urology at the University of Michigan Medical Center and known for his research. While working at Mayo Clinic,

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Dr. Joseph E. Oesterling, seated facing camera, shakes the hand of Gary J. Reif of Tuscola County’s Gilford Township in Tuscola County Circuit Court on Monday after Oesterling was sentenced for five felonies of placing false information in a patient’s medical records. Reif said he is a patient of Oesterling as well as a friend of the doctor and a caretaker for one of Oesterling’s properties. Seated in the row ahead of Reif, from left, are Oesterling supporters Sue Duncan of Saginaw County’s Tittabawassee Township, and Dave Oppermann of Saginaw. Duncan and Oppermann also are patients of Oesterling, who vows to try to get his doctor’s license back – a license that is suspended for now.

Oesterling authored a 1991 article in “The Journal of Urology,” when he wrote a “critical assessment” of the prostate specific antigen, or PSA, which he called the most useful tumor marker for cancer of the prostate gland. The judge on Monday told the doctor she has read articles about him, and also heard his testimony during his October 2017 trial in front of her in Tuscola County Circuit Court, when a jury acquitted Oesterling of seven


Caro searching for fourth city manager in 19 months after latest resignation Editor

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charges: running a criminal enterprise, maintaining a drug house and five counts of delivery of a controlled substance. Gierhart told Oesterling on Monday that she’s “pretty convinced that you’re a brilliant individual,” adding she hopes “that you can continue to share your talents with other people, because I think you really have a lot to share.”

CARO By John Schneider

State Rep. Edward “Ned” Canfield, left, and Tuscola County Commissioner Craig Kirkpatrick, right, are among incumbents not seeking re-election this year, and a number of candidates have come forth to seek Canfield’s seat representing Tuscola and Huron counties, and Kirkpatrick’s seat as commissioner for Millington, Arbela, Watertown and Tuscola townships. Tuscola County Controller/Administrator Mike Hoagland is shown in the photo as well.


For the fourth time in about a year and a half, the city of Caro is searching for a new city manager. On Thursday, at a special Caro City Council meeting, City Manager Christopher Olson announced his resignation after eight months on the job, which the council accepted. Olson left his job as city manager of Beaverton, located in Gladwin County, in August to accept the same position in Caro. He began work on Sept. 5, replacing Ryan Piche, who started on Feb. 1, 2017 but resigned in May 2017 to take a city manager job closer to his home area in New York. Piche replaced Jared Olson (no relation to Christopher), who was hired in early 2013, but resigned abruptly during a Caro City Council meeting in October 2016. Caro Mayor Joe Greene said Christopher Olson’s resignation was unexpected and was related to “family situations.” When asked to assess Olson’s performance during his eight months as city manager, Green replied “No,

I really can’t.” Christopher Olson, 55, is from Bear Lake, in the northwest of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Western Michigan. Early in his career, in the late 1980s and early 1990s, he was city manager of Bad Axe. Greene said the Caro City Council has hired consultant Frank Walsh to guide its search for a new city manager. “He’ll have a now-hiring ad out this week, which will run for three weeks,” Greene said. “He’s projecting we’re going to do interviews at the end of June if everything moves along.” Walsh has been used by the council before, helping the city with its hiring of Piche. The council did not seek outside help in the city manager search which landed Christopher Olson. Greene said the city will pay Walsh $6,000 for his service, the same amount Walsh earned for his service in the Piche hire. Greene wouldn’t speculate on the trouble Caro has had in keeping a city manager. “I don’t know, I really don’t know,” he said.

REESE | A2 Reese Connections intended to bring students together Since Reese Connections is a newer student-generated initiative at Reese Public Schools, organizers sought out similar organizations outside of the school district for tips on the new school club.

HURON CO. | A2 Huron County motorcyclist injured after hitting deer, sheriff urges caution A 24-year-old Ubly man was injured Monday morning after crashing into a deer while driving his motorcycle.

CARO | A3 Caro Community Schools offers assistance for youth in transition Caro Middle School Assistant Principal and Youth in Transition/Foster Care Liaison Rhonda Bringard said there are 59 students currently considered youth in transition who attend Caro Community Schools.

MAYVILLE | B1 Mission accomplished: Mayville shows off new-look baseball, softball fields; thanks supporters (File photo)

Christopher Olson resigned from his position as Caro city manager at a special Caro City Council meeting Thursday. Olson was hired in August and is the third Caro city manager to resign in the past 19 months.

The Mayville baseball team’s Monday Appreciation Day provided an opportunity for those who contributed to the cause of upgrading the school’s baseball and softball fields to enjoy the fruits of their labor.

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Reese Connections intended to bring students together

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Hannah Honeman, Emily Beller and Haley Trissler from Reese High School on May 10. As part of Reese Connections, students participated in #Buddy, an event where students had a meal together and completed an activity for them to get to know one another more. By Alex Szwarc Reporter

Since Reese Connections is a newer student-generated initiative at Reese Public Schools, organizers sought out similar organizations outside of the school district for tips on the school club. One such nationwide organization they found – Teaching Tolerance – has a Mix It Up at Lunch Day campaign that encourages students to identify, question and cross social boundaries. Reese will have its own Mix It Up event on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Reese High School. Reese Connections, which was founded in April, was formed with the purpose of encouraging students to get to know one another better. It stemmed from students who wanted to support their fellow classmates and make their school family stronger. “It started out very small, but has grown to include every student from sixth to

12th grade,” Tuscola Intermediate School District Psychologist Rikkii Clarent said. “The students from our Peer to Peer Group and student council officers put together the initiative with activities that they believed would be well-received from students and accomplish their goals of helping students make connections with others.” Clarent services Reese Public Schools and Kingston Community Schools. She meets with the Peer to Peer Group weekly. The Peer to Peer Group is a program at Reese High School where students pair up with students with autism, attentiondeficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or cerebral palsy. The goals of Reese Connections are to increase awareness and tolerance of individuals with disabilities, to provide opportunities for positive collaboration and relationship-building, and to build connections with others in the school family.



Huron County motorcyclist injured after hitting deer, sheriff urges caution A 24-year-old Ubly man was injured Ambulance Service. The Bingham Monday morning after crashing into a deer Township Fire Department also responded and assisted at the scene. while driving his motorcycle. Hanson said this is the second motorcycle/ According to a press release from Huron County Sheriff Kelly Hanson, Bryan M. deer crash in Huron County in the past two Bland struck the deer near the intersection weeks and urged drivers to be aware of of Atwater Road and Barrie Road in Huron their surroundings. “Drivers need to exercise extreme County’s Sheridan Township at about 5:55 a.m. An investigation discovered Bland caution, especially motorcyclists because and a companion on another motorcycle of the increased risk of injuries, or even were westbound on Atwater Road when the worse, death,” Hanson said. On May 2, a 22-year-old Sandusky man deer wandered into the road. Upon impact, the deer “virtually was killed in Sanilac County’s Sanilac exploded,” the press release states. Bland Township after crashing into a deer while was able to keep his balance after striking driving a motorcycle. the deer and was helped off the bike by his companion. Both men, and Bland’s CONGRATULATIONS motorcycle, were covered in deer feces and other inner matter from the deer. Bland’s companion did not We are so incredibly proud of crash into the deer. your accomp accompl accomplishments! Bland was transported to Huron Medical Center for treatment by the Bingham

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• Assist motorist – push vehicle off roadway When: May 11 – 3:11 p.m. Where: 7500 block of Birch Run Road Incident: Inspections/ Investigations – Other Inspections • Liquor inspection Dayton Township When: May 11 – 6:47 a.m. Where: Lee Hill Road Incident: Motor Vehicle Accident – Failed to Report Accident • Vehicle in ditch – driver didn’t report

a.m. Where: Hurds Corner Road Incident: Motor Vehicle Accident – Failed to Report Accident • Failed to report accident

p.m. Where: 4000 block of Ball Road Incident: Inspections/ Investigations – Suspicious Situations • Suspicious letter in the mail

When: May 12 – 2:37 a.m. Where: Hurds Corner Road Incident: Operating Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor • Operating while intoxicated

Kingston Township When: May 12 – 9 a.m. Where: White Creek Road Incident: Traffic, NonCriminal – Accident • Two vehicle accident

When: May 12 – 11:11 a.m. Where: Clifford Road Incident: Traffic, Non-Criminal – Traffic Investigations/Surveys • Traffic hazard – cow on roadway

Indianfields Township When: May 12 – 7:55 p.m. Where: 1000 block of Mertz Road Incident: Miscellaneous – Assist to Emergency Medical Service • Assist Emergency Medical Service with diabetic subject

When: May 12 – 12 p.m. Where: 1000 block of East Brown Road Incident: Inspections/ Investigations – Family Trouble • Neighbor dispute

Juniata Township When: May 12 – 7:10 a.m. Where: Ringle Road Incident: Traffic, NonCriminal – Accident • Car/deer

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When: May 14 – 2:25 p.m. Where: 4500 West Caro Road Incident: Inspections/ Investigations – Other Inspections • Liquor inspection

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Caro Community Schools offers assistance for youth in transition By Alex Szwarc Reporter

Caro Middle School Assistant Principal and Youth in Transition/Foster Care Liaison Rhonda Bringard said there are 59 students currently considered youth in transition who attend Caro Community Schools. The goal of the transitional youth program in Caro is to support families in the school district who are in the transition process and taking steps to be in residential living. It also works to ensure students continue to receive an education in a caring community. “The state of Michigan changed the verbiage from homeless to youth in transition,” Bringard said. “There is a certain stereotype associated with the word homeless.” Transitional youth is defined as children who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. This is Bringard’s second year as the Youth in Transition liaison. She said the position was created at Caro in the early 2000s. Examples of transitional youth would be those sharing a residence with others due to loss of housing, economic hardship or similar reasons. Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to lack of adequate alternative accommodations are other examples. “They could live with relatives or friends, or be sleeping in the car,” Bringard said. “There are several definitions.” In a letter sent to parents and guardians of children who attend Caro Community Schools earlier this year, Bringard wrote that those in need of items such as clothing, toiletries, pillows and blankets, should contact her. “Sometimes we have students that are transitional, but we don’t know about it,” Bringard said. “There’s a lot of pride when it comes to this. If they don’t want to be identified, then at least they will take advantage of some of the great resources in Tuscola County.” A presentation put together by Bringard in March included information on the McKinney-Vento Act, which is a federal law that ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and youth. It allows students free public education as well. The rights of transitional youth students as listed in the presentation are: The right to immediate enrollment; the right to remain in the school of origin, if in the student’s best interest; the right to receive transportation to the school of origin; and the right to receive support for academic success. School districts in Michigan have been mandated to have a transitional liaison. “Certain services are required to be provided and then there are extra,” Bringard said. Services offered by Caro Community Schools include transportation agreements, assistance with enrollment documents, free hot lunch, clothing and a backpack program. The backpack program – packaged food rations placed in backpacks that are sent home with transitional youth

Shelves of clothing in a storage area at Caro Middle School. Services offered by Caro Community Schools for Youth in Transition include transportation, assistance with enrollment documents, free hot lunch, clothing and a backpack program.

for the weekend – was funded through a grant between Tuscola County and Huron County. Funding for the backpack program has not yet been provided for the 201819 school year. It costs the Caro school district $100 per each student who participates in the backpack program from October to May. Bringard said $2,400 was put aside toward the backpack program this school year. A storage area at Caro Middle School contains clothing, shoes, toiletries, food donations and backpacks. “We’ve been able to offer air mattresses and have had a huge donation of food from Colwood Church so we were able to give food over the extended breaks throughout the year,” Bringard said. “I can’t believe how much support is in Caro. I’m amazed at how much our people really care.” Other organizations who have donated to the program are Chemical Bank, Caro Peebles, Rotary Club of Caro and Caro United Methodist Church. As can be expected when offering help to families, Bringard said at first there is some resistance from families to accept assistance. “Once we explain that we just want to help, they are much more responsive and so thankful,” she said. “It’s rewarding to help others.” Those interested in donating to Caro Youth in Transition can contact Bringard by calling 989-673-3167 or email






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I’m said to be a Boxer & Labrador Retriever mix around one year old. I’m a joyful, happy and playful girl that has a lot of energy. With that being said, I could benefit from some obedience classes. I would love to be an obedient pet that you would be proud of! I promise to amaze you with my ability to learn tricks and commands if you will only give me the chance to dazzle you! I’m up to date on all of my vet work so I’m just hanging out here at the shelter with some of my favorite toys waiting for your call! Please call the Thumb Animal Shelter at 989-375-4204 to find out more about me and how you can bring me home. “Like” Cass River Pet FriendZ on Facebook and visit

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A rack of new and gently-used clothing in a storage room at Caro Middle School for the Youth in Transition program. The program offers assistance for students who by definition, lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.

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Who’s on first?

I was contentedly working was missing. I didn’t realize in my herb garden. The sun he was the dog we were was shining, a soft breeze chasing. I thought he was in wafting. It was 70 degrees our fenced in yard. He kept after a seemingly never- dashing from Jerry because ending winter and I was Jerry was yelling for Lacey and Wrigley was a happy camper. scared of him. Tucked away in I wasn’t saying my fenced in back anything, so yard I was in my he didn’t stop own world. If I running. As soon were a cat, I would as I started calling, have been purring. my own dog came Then I heard the to me. Sheesh! neighbor down the street bellowing Maxine McQueen What a debacle. I was mortified and for his little dog, more than a little Lacey, as he frantically searched for her. tense about what Jerry’s My first despicable instinct reaction would be. Jerry came limping up to was to stay down and keep planting. No one would be me, “Give me Lacey.” “No.” I said. any the wiser. As Jerry’s “Give me my dog” he cries became more and more frantic, my knowledge of demanded. He was not in a the Golden Rule took hold good mood. “It’s not Lacey. It’s of my integrity and I rushed I nervously to his assistance. Well, I did Wrigley.” my best to rush. It took me stammered. “No. It’s Lacey. I want a couple tries to get up off the ground and then with to take her home.” Jerry support of my new cane I commanded as he grabbed hobbled over, opening and for the pile of fur in my closing the gate and went arms. “Jerry! No! Look, it’s down the street. “What’s going on, Jerry? Wrigley. Look at his Cubs Can I help?” I hollered over collar. Look at his name tag.” I pleaded. Jerry’s shrieks. “No. It’s Lacey.” Jerry “Lacey ran away, and I can’t catch her. Please moaned tiredly. “Nope.” I said as I rolled help.” he wailed. Lacey is the cutest, Wrigley over on his back sweetest little thing. Of in my arms and showed course, I would help. I Wrigley’s manhood to my have a dog, Wrigley, who neighbor. “I’ve been chasing your is a great escape artist and I frequently need help dog all this time?” Jerry inquired disbelievingly. corralling him. “I’m afraid so.” I Jerry is about 10 years older than me and uses stammered. “Well, where’s Lacey a cane because he had a knee replacement. I use a then?” he asked in a small cane because I need a knee voice. “Probably on your couch replacement. We are quite waiting for her daddy.” I the duo. We quickly and decisively guessed out loud. “Did you know Wrigley made our battle plan. He would go east and chase was missing?” Jerry asked Lacey west where I would grumpily. “Not a clue.” I replied. be there to catch her. Two of Jerry’s next quotes cannot our neighbors have fenced in yards, with an unfenced be printed. He slowly walked away yard in the middle. Jerry would chase Lacey into the muttering about dogs, unfenced yard using the neighbors and aching knees. I skulked home feeling other two fences as chutes and he would herd Lacey terrible because I didn’t right to me. We decided know my own dog had only Jerry would shout escaped. I didn’t recognize Lacey’s name as she would my Wrigley as he sprinted north and south. My probably run from me. As I stood my ground neighbor was not happy ready to catch little Lacey, with me to say the least. I saw Lacey run north as Plus, I had the shame of Jerry scuttled behind her. discerning I didn’t even Then I saw Lacey sprint want to join the chase and south as Jerry loped behind it ended up being my own her. Lacey was a blur as she dog. Heavy sigh. I checked later to make continued her marathon and Jerry was being reduced to sure Lacey was safe and a puddle. The conflict lasted at home. She was. She is for quite a while. I had the a shih tzu and Wrigley is a best seat in the house. It was Pekingese Bichon Friese quite amusing, and I felt as if mix. They are the same color I were in a TV sitcom. I did and size. When zipping worry about my neighbor’s around the neighborhood, obviously look knee and heart, though, as they he fell further and further identical. At least Jerry and behind in the struggle I thought so. As I went back to my between man and beast. Finally, I couldn’t keep my gardening, I was still mouth shut and howled for pondering on how and when Wrigley ran away. I was Lacey. “Come here, baby! Come confused about all that had here, sweetheart!” I dropped happened. I can only equate my cane and bent over with it to Abbot and Costello’s famous recording of “Who’s my arms outstretched. She ran straight to me and on First?”. Once again life proves jumped into my embrace and started licking my face. that fact is stranger than I was ecstatic as well as fiction. You just can’t make rather proud that she came this stuff up. to me rather than her master. L. Maxine McQueen is an Then, a shiver of shocked recognition went through award-winning author and me. I realized those dog poet. She writes frequently kisses felt familiar. I was for the Advertiser. She may holding my own dog, be reached at maxmac.1@ Wrigley. I didn’t even know he


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New coin club Editor, Advertiser: There will be a new coin club starting on May 22 from 6-8 p.m. at the Caro District Library. Hosts will be Dan and Kathy Freeland of Mayville, longtime coin collectors and members of several local clubs, plus the state, regional and national organizations. Activities during the two-hour meeting will include an introduction period and a DVD on one of the following numismatic topics: collecting US and World coins, collecting paper money, famous people such as Al Capone and Abraham Lincoln, tokens such as hard times and love tokens, and other DVDs of interest. We will conclude with refreshments. Possible other activities could include auctions, swap and sell and learning about others’ collections. Please plan to join us on Tuesday, May 22! For more information, contact Dan at 989-843-5247 or e-mail at ksfdaf@ We hope to see you there! Dan and Kathy Freeland

Thank you Editor, Advertiser: We’d like to thank The Advertiser for their story in last Wednesday’s paper about our huge, Darbee Farm Park October project. We would also like to thank others the paper may have inadvertently left out. Special gratitude goes to Mike Turner who volunteered to bore the 60-2 by 3 ft. holes on his own time, and with his own equipment at no charge. Harvey Reaver, an independent mason, donated a full day finishing all the cement. A huge thank you to Carter Lumber for their gift of 44-80 lb. bags of Ready-Mix, along with the 88-80 lb. bags from Vassar Building Center, and all the other amazing business that were mentioned in the paper. How can we ever show enough appreciation for the 35 wonderful volunteers who worked 10 hours that October day installing the equipment under the excellent supervision of Tim Sheffer, the licensed, building technician from Penchura. This main play-scape has a vast variety of challenges which includes an actual stone climbing wall. Thank you again to Frankenmuth Credit Union and Tuscola County Community Foundation Grant awards, along with all the many generous supporters who helped to make this impossible dream a “paid in full” reality. Please stop by this season to see the exciting, new additions, and help us all celebrate our 20th anniversary at our Darbee Farm Park. Respectfully submitted, Carolyn Graff, park secretary

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Margaret C. Sarzynski of Vassar, age 67, died Friday, May 11, 2018, at St. Mary’s of Saginaw. In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family memorial service will take place at a later date. Margaret was born January 11, 1951, in Detroit. She and Leonard Sarzynski were united in marriage. In her free time, she enjoyed spending time outdoors, taking care of the yard, and knitting. But most importantly, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She will be missed by many. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Leonard; four children, including Samantha and Hunter; and many other family members and friends. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents. Friends may share a memory with the family online at GEORGE E. ANDERSEN CARO George E. Andersen of Caro, age 93, died unexpectedly in Vero Beach, Florida on April 26, 2018. George was born May 8, 1924 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to Holger “Andy” and Josephine Andersen, and graduated from Detroit Public Schools in 1942. Following his graduation from high school, George served four years in the US Navy in the South Pacific. Prior to the Navy and after World War II, he worked for Detroit Edison (DTE) and retired as the district manager for the Thumb area of Michigan. He was united in marriage with his longtime sweetheart, Jessie Gordon, in 1947. After marriage, the couple welcomed two sons into their home and set about teaching them how to live life fully. His surviving son, David, remembers him as a loving father who encouraged his children to pursue their goals. George and Jessie’s passion was golf and they often traveled to golf courses around the United States. He was a generous individual who loved his children and grandchildren and was passionate about helping them succeed in life. He was an active and dedicated member of the First Presbyterian Church of Caro and a member of several civic organizations in the community. He served on the city council in Caro and was president of the Vassar Water Company. George is survived by one son, David (Annette) Andersen of Iron Mountain; daughterin-law, Joanne Andersen of Saginaw; five grandchildren: Lara (Tim) Worden of Iron Station, North Carolina, David (Jamie) Andersen of Davenport, Iowa, Jeff (Jessica) Andersen of Watervliet, Scott (Jean) Andersen of Watertown, Massachusetts, Megan Andersen of Franklin, Tennessee; seven great-grandchildren: Michael Gurges, Aidan Andersen and Jackson Andersen of Davenport, Iowa, Adelyn and Braelyn Campbell of Watervliet, Jessica (Alex) Dessellier of Kingsford, Lilah Thompson of Iron Mountain; and two great-great-grandchildren: Parker and Bronson Dessellier of Kingsford. George was preceded in death by one son, Craig Andersen; and his wife of 70 years, Jessie Andersen. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church of Caro with Nicholas Schmelter officiating and a reception to follow at the church. All are welcome to attend and celebrate George’s life. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the First Presbyterian Church of Caro at 203 North Almer Street, Caro, MI 48723. The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at

Maxine Lois Moore of Caro, age 78, returned to her heavenly home on May 9, 2018 after a valiant battle with a long illness. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her peace. Maxine was blessed with a large and loving family. She was married to her best friend and love of her life, George Moore for 56 years. Maxine was a loving mother to her own children and many others through the foster care system. She will be dearly missed by her loved ones, who celebrate the fact that she is at peace with her creator. Maxine is survived by her husband, George; daughters, Amy Greaves, Christine Anderson, Debi George, and Heather Henley; sons, Robert Moore and Paul Moore; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Virginia Phillips and nephew Harold Moore. Maxine will be cremated with a future memorial service to be planned at Dayton Center Church in Silverwood. The family gratefully declines flowers and donations, but prayers, condolences and memories are gladly accepted. To sign online guestbook, visit www. ELIZABETH ZAJAC KINGSTON

Elizabeth Zajac of Kingston, age 94, died Friday, May 11, 2018 in Medilodge Nursing Facility of Cass City. She was born on June 3, 1923 the fourth of ten children born to Steven and Julia (Takarics) Laszlo. She married Walter Joseph Zajac on December 27, 1941 in Detroit. He died January 20, 2000. Elizabeth was a hardworking, supportive, dairy farmer’s wife for nearly 40 years working side by side with Walter. After retirement from dairy farming, she worked at the Colony House for several years. Elizabeth enjoyed bowling and reading, particularly mysteries. She diligently wrote in her daily diary for 40 years. Elizabeth found great peace working in her flower and vegetable gardens. Elizabeth is survived by her sons: Walter E. Zajac of Kingston, Edwin Zajac of Mobile, Alabama; daughter, Alice Zajac of Kingston; son-in-law, Clifford Putnam of Reese; grandchildren: Jeff (Kristy) Zajac, Matthew Zajac, Todd Putnam, Troy (Elizabeth) Putnam, Traci (Shane) Jones and Kelly Zajac; great-grandchildren: Logan, Tyler, Nicole, Christopher, Ryan, Olyvia, Vanessa, Samantha, Bradley, Brian, Lucas, Jane and Christopher; brother, Mike (Donna) Laszlo of Prescott; sisters-in-law: Janet Laszlo of Deford and Sophie Bialkowski of Dearborn; many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Ann Putnam; brothers: Steve Lasko, Frank Laszlo, Andy Laszlo, John Laszlo; sisters: Mary Gyomory, Julie Vinci, Helen Laszlo, Rose Guinther; daughterin-law, Hilda Zajac; sisters-in-law: Frances Kotora and Jennie Osentoski; brother-in-law, Edward Zajac. Visitation was from 2-5 and 7-9 on Monday, May 14, 2018 and from noon until the funeral service at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in Kranz Funeral Home Kingston with Richard Zyrowski officiating. Interment will be in Kingston Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Kingston Fire and Rescue or Eversight Eye Bank. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at


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Chantiny named MRS hospice Volunteer of the Year


Continued from A2 When: May 11 – 2:44 p.m. Where: State Road Incident: Violation – Insurance – Fail to File Personal Liability Property Damage Insurance • No insurance When: May 11 – 4:11 p.m. Where: 4000 block of West Saginaw Road Incident: Miscellaneous – General Assistance • Assist Mobile Medical Response with possible overdose When: May 12 – 10:35 p.m. Where: Caine Road Incident: Inspections/ Investigations – Suspicious Situations • Fire in park – contained in fire pit, extinguished When: May 13 – 1:22 p.m. Where: Rupprecht Road Incident: Miscellaneous – Assist to Other Police Agency • Assist Vassar Police Department with runaway


Watertown Township When: May 11 – 10:25 p.m. Where: 9000 block of Boucher Road Incident: Inspections/ Investigations – Family Trouble • Verbal domestic dispute When: May 14 – 2:30 p.m. Where: 9200 block of Foster Street Incident: Inspections/ Investigations – Other Inspections • Liquor inspection Wells Township When: May 11 – 1:56 p.m. Where: Hurds Corner Road Incident: Traffic, Non-Criminal – Traffic Investigations/Surveys • Traffic hazard – cow on roadway When: May 11 – 5:45 a.m. Where: Bevens Road Incident: Traffic, Non-Criminal – Accident • Car/deer

Cass City When: May 12 – 12:52 a.m. Where: West Street Incident: Operating with Blood Alcohol Content of .17% or more • Operating while intoxicated Caro When: May 13 – 11:46 a.m. Where: 300 block of State Road Incident: False Alarm • False alarm Vassar When: May 11 – 4:40 a.m. Where: 100 block of Huron Street Incident: Miscellaneous – Assist to Other Police Agency • Assist Vassar Police Department with vehicle stopped – six occupants When: May 13 – 10:15 p.m. Where: 200 block of Cherry Street Incident: Miscellaneous – General Assistance • Assist Vassar Police Department with verbal argument

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Patricia Chantiny (left) of Caro is presented Marlette Regional Hospital’s United Hospice Service Volunteer of the Year award at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet held recently Hospice volunteer coordinator Madelyn Huffman presented the award.

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“Most people, like myself, sit down with the same people every day for lunch,” Clarent said. “What we are going to do is mix up the kids and create small groups of students who typically wouldn’t choose to be together and they are going to have lunch together.” The Mix It Up day continues after lunch where there will be seven activities for teams to take part in at the high school track. “The staff has been super supportive in trying to facilitate the activities,” Clarent said. “It’s a field day setup with the intent of getting to know one another a little better.” There will be 14 teams of 20 students per team, making it a schoolwide activity. “April was Autism Awareness Month so they wanted to do something to educate their classmates about autism,” Clarent said. “As their ideas grew, they started to talk about the needs within their student body itself.” In their own social networks, students have told Clarent they weren’t branching out to others outside of the network; instead they were too focused on their phones. Reese Connection provides students with weekly activities where students in middle school and high school can learn and interact with one another. Last month, student council members and the Peer to Peer Group partnered to play Kahoot! – a game-based learning platform used as educational technology in classrooms. “Last week we did Hashtag Buddy, where the principals assigned students a buddy number and you had to go around school and find your buddy,” Clarent said. “Once they found the buddy they had a meal together and did an activity for them to get to know one another.

That was a huge success and the kids loved that one.” Clarent appreciates that the ideas to bring students together are coming from students, as opposed to teachers, and she hopes they will not only enjoy certain activities, but take value away from it. “It’s stemming from peers of their own age and interest, which is huge,” she said. “I’m 40 and I don’t think activities that a 40-year-old woman would like to do are going to be the same as a 16-yearold boy. I love seeing the enthusiasm and creativity.” The Mix It Up event will mark the sixth activity Reese Connections has done since April.

Caro Youth Football and Cheerleading Registration AT BRENTWOOD Wednesday May 16th 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. ______________________ Thursday May 17th 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. ______________________ Saturday May 19th 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ______________________

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Allie Schrems, from Reese High School, paints a sign for Reese Connections, a student-generated initiative that began last month for students to get to know one another more. Its next event is Thursday at 11 a.m. at Reese High School.

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Church Directory YOUR GUIDE TO YOUR LOCAL HOUSE OF WORSHIP • • • • • 1543 Van Geisen Rd., Caro, MI 48723



SUN 10:00 AM Van Rides Available

Sunday Services Morning Worship/Children’s Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays CONSTRUCTION ZONE KIDS 6:30 p.m. IMPACT YOUTH Service 6:30 p.m. Thursdays Adult Bible Study - Blessing Center 10:30 a.m. Rev. David D. Dietzel, Pastor

Community of Christ

2081 E. Deckerville Rd., Caro, MI 48723

Pastor Eric Wells 989-992-2322

Pastor Vicki Beebe 3615 Mertz Rd., Mayville, MI 48744 (989) 843-6086 Church school all ages 9:45 A.M. Worship Service 11:00 A.M.

(September through May)

LAMOTTE MISSIONARY CHURCH M-53 and Adams Rd., Marlette Pastor Karl Williams Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. 810-272-0099 •


PROVIDENCE CHURCH 1230 E. Caro Rd. Sunday Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Sunday School after worship For More Information

Call 989-673-2217

St. Paul Lutheran Church 503 S. State St., Caro

989-673-4214 SUNDAY WORSHIP 8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Bible Class & Sunday School 9:45 a.m. for all ages Pastor: Cameron Steele Minister of Family Life: Greg Arnett

Watrousville United Methodist Church ON M-81 in Watrousville 989-673-3434 Rev. Dr. William P. Sanders, Pastor Sunday School: 9:30 A.M. (ALL AGES) Worship: 10:30 A.M. Handicapped Accessible Building

5040 Maple St. Fairgrove 989-693-6043

Service Times: Sundays - 10 a.m.; Wednesdays - 7 p.m.

Pastor Philomena

Location: 1392 N. Kingston Rd.

10 A.M. Worship Service 7 P.M. Wednesday Bible Study

(1/4 miles south of Deford on Kingston Rd.)

Contact: 989-872-4055

Tuesday - Youth Group 6-8 P.M. Continuing To Grow In God's Light


First Presbyterian Church of Caro "Church With The Bells"

203 N. Almer, Caro • 989-673-6630 Nicholas Schmelter

Director of Worship and Congregational Life

Bible Study: Coffee Followship: Sunday Service:

1809 S. Main St., Fairgrove (989) 693-6322 Rev. Joshua Haller (248) 794-3703

Sunday, Morning Service – 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Morning Bible Class – 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Night Bible Class – 6 p.m.


989-823-8293 Worship Service & Child Ed. Sunday 10:30 A.M.

Wednesday Night Service, 6:30 p.m. Sunday Worship Service 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

Mayville United Methodist Church 601 E. Ohmer Road (M24), Mayville

(The Wednesday Service is for adults and youth ministries)

Pastor Carole Brown |

St. Christopher Parish Rev. Jerzy Dobosz, Parochial Administrator

140 Atwood Street, Caro Ph. 989-673-2346 MASS SCHEDULE: Saturday, 5:00 p.m. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. St. Joseph Church Site 315 W. Ohmer Rd., Mayville Sunday, 8:30 a.m.

THE LUTHERAN CHURCH Missouri Synod TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL 9858 North St., Reese, MI 989-868-9901

Sunday Worship, 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.

Living Waters Chapel is a non-denominational charismatic church

"Come Celebrate God's Love"


Tuesday 10:00 A.M. Thursday 6:00 P.M. Thursday 10 A.M. 10 A.M.

Church office 989-673-6630 •

Love God • Love Others • Serve the World


565 Churchgrove Road

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Fairgrove Presbyterian Church

Phone: 989-691-5277 Email: Website: Sunday School: 9:30am Worship Service: 10:30am

Worship Service Sunday School for all ages

Nursery & Classes • 989.652.3535

1946 S. Reese Rd., Reese Worship Services Sunday 8 A.M. & 10:30 A.M. Sunday School 9:15 A.M.; Wednesday 7 P.M Pastor, Rev. Dr. Ed Kloos Ph. (989) 868-3281

¼ mile north of M-25 in Wisner Township

Penny L. Parkin, Pastor

Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

Call the church for Youth Activities “Open Hearts-Open Minds-Open Doors”

Rev. Evan Oh, Pastor 5375 N. Vassar Rd. • Akron, MI

5116 West Center St., Fairgrove 989-693-6564 •

9:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m.

670 GILFORD RD. - CARO PH. (989) 673-2246 Look us up on Facebook! Rev. Dr. Anthony Tomasino, Pastor 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Worship Services 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages



Christ Lutheran Church



Contemporary Worship - 9:00 a.m. Sunday School - 10:00 a.m. Blended Worship - 11:00 a.m.

ST. FRANCES X. CABRINI CATHOLIC CHURCH 334 Division St., Vassar • 989-823-2911

Welcomes You!

Masses:Saturdays 4:30 p.m.; Sundays 10:30 a.m.

ST. FRANCES MISSION STORE (Furniture and Household Items) 153 Maple St. • 823-8803 Tues., Wed. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Second Sat. of each month: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Vassar Seventh-day Adventist Church 5920 Frankenmuth Road, Vassar, MI 48768 Phone: 989-823-8791 • Pastor, Curt DeWitt Tuesday:

Free Clothing - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Prayer Meeting - 7:00 p.m.

Closed when School Closes due to Weather

Saturday Services: Sabbath School - 9:20 a.m. Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.


2996 N. Colwood Rd. • Caro, MI Adult Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m. Children’s Junior Church during worship

Pastor Penny L. Parkin, 989-600-8086


Ph. 989-823-8697

Worship in the Wesleyan Tradition Pastor Jim Mellish

800 State Rd. Vassar, MI 48768 • 989-823-8504

Weekly Services: Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study 6:00 p.m.

Email: • Sunday, Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Evening Prayer, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Evening Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.

Pastor Mark Seppo

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Tick season is upon us - Michiganders urged to take appropriate precautionary measures More than 300 cases of Lyme disease reported in 2017

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is encouraging Michigan residents to protect themselves from ticks as the warm weather approaches. Tickborne diseases, particularly Lyme disease, are expanding across the state. Although ticks can spread multiple illnesses, Lyme disease is the most commonly reported tick-borne disease in Michigan. Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted by the blacklegged/deer tick. The blacklegged tick is wellestablished in Michigan’s western Upper and Lower Peninsulas. However, it is expanding into new areas across the Lower Peninsula. In 2017, there were more than 300 human cases of Lyme disease reported, and approximately two out of three cases reported exposure in Michigan. Lyme disease infected ticks have currently been identified in 34 of Michigan’s 83 counties. Information about Lyme disease risk by county is available at “With the expansion of blacklegged ticks into new areas in Michigan, the best way to protect against Lyme disease is to prevent tick bites,” said Dr. Eden Wells, MDHHS chief medical executive. “If you find a tick attached to your body, promptly remove it. Monitor your health, and if you experience fever, rash, muscle or joint aches or other symptoms, consult with your medical provider.” The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported last week that diseases spread by mosquitoes, ticks and fleas tripled in the U.S. from

2004 to 2016. The report also concludes that Lyme disease is an increasing concern for Michigan. To read the full report, visit the CDC website. People can protect themselves against Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases by following these tips:

Avoid tick-infested areas. Walk in the center of trails to avoid contact with overgrown grass, brush and leaf litter at trail edges. Protect your pets too! Dogs and cats can come into contact with ticks outdoors and bring them into the home, so using tick prevention products on pets is also recommended.

Use insect repellent.

closely to the skin as possible. With a steady motion, pull the tick’s body away from the skin. Cleanse the area with an antiseptic.

Bathe or shower. Bathe or shower as soon as possible after coming indoors (preferably within two hours) to wash off and more easily find ticks that are crawling on you. Washing clothing in hot water and drying on high heat will kill ticks in clothing. Michigan citizens can submit ticks to MDHHS for identification and possible Lyme disease testing, free of charge. Or residents can send electronic photos of ticks to the MDHHS for identification to For more information on how to submit your tick and/or photos, visit Michigan. gov/lyme. For more information about Lyme disease, visit or

Apply repellent containing DEET (20-30 percent) or Picaridin on exposed skin. Treat clothes (especially pants, socks and shoes) with permethrin, which kills ticks on contact or buy clothes that are pre-treated. Do not use permethrin directly on skin. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when applying repellents.

Perform daily tick checks. Always check for ticks on yourself and your animals after being outdoors, even in your own yard. Inspect all body surfaces carefully, and remove attached ticks with tweezers. To remove a tick, grasp the tick firmly and as

How to avoid unhealthy habits at the office According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, working professionals spend an average of 8.5 hours per day at work. Many professionals spend much of their time at work sitting down in front of a computer, which can be detrimental to long-term health. Staying sedentary for long periods of time can contribute to a host of health ailments, including being overweight and obese. But professionals who work in offices can take various steps to ensure all that time at work is not having an adverse affect on their overall health.

• Take frequent breaks. Stale air inside an office environment can make you feel fatigued and less productive. Also, spending too much time behind your desk may contribute to feelings of stress and tension. Use every opportunity possible to get up and leave your office. Instead of sending an instant message or making a phone call to a coworker, visit him or her in person. Use your lunch hour to get outside instead of eating at your desk. Plan a brief, mid-afternoon

• Disinfect surfaces often. Oftentimes, when one person at the office gets sick, many others soon follow. Colds and the flu can spread rapidly in close quarters. Keep your desk drawer stocked with some alcohol swabs or disinfecting spray and routinely clean your keyboard, mouse, touchscreen, and desk surfaces. You also can wipe off door handles and knobs around the office if you want to be proactive. • Rest your eyes. Close your eyes and look away from the computer monitor every 20 minutes. Focusing on objects of varying distances can help keep the eyes strong and reduce fatigue.

• Get out of your seat. Modern workplaces are built around sitting, so workers must find some time to stand up and stretch. Sitting too long can compromise posture and lead to craning of the neck from looking at the computer screen. Get out of your chair, walk around the office and get the blood moving in your body. • Pack your lunch. Bringing lunch to work puts you in greater control over the foods you are eating. You can pack a healthy and diverse selection of foods. Don’t forget to also bring some snacks that offer a healthy mix of protein and carbohydrates to keep your energy levels up. Otherwise, you may succumb to the temptation of the lunchroom snack machine.

walk outside of your office to clear your mind and get some fresh air.

It’s not difficult to remain healthy at work. Breaks, exercise and watching what you eat can help.


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Booth’s plea, reached under an agreement with Tuscola County prosecutors, limits the minimum end of his prison sentence to five years. It doesn’t affect the maximum number of years that Tuscola County Circuit Judge Amy Grace Gierhart could give Booth, who had been convicted of at least five felonies before pleading no contest to three more felonies Monday. A no contest plea isn’t an admission of guilt, but is treated as such for sentencing purposes. A sentencing date hasn’t been set yet for Booth, of Tuscola County’s Dayton Township. Booth on Monday pleaded no contest to assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, domestic violence, and bribing or intimidating witnesses or interfering with a criminal case that’s punishable by more than 10 years in prison. Troopers from the Michigan State Police post at Caro were dispatched to a residence in southeast Tuscola County’s Koylton Township at 1:45 a.m. New Year’s Day after receiving a report Booth was intoxicated and fighting with three people, two of whom were his mother and sister. “(Booth) was intoxicated when he showed up to the house with his (28-year-old) girlfriend and her two minor children,” said state police Sgt. Harry Rice. “They wanted him to leave because he was drunk, and he wanted to take the two children which is what started the fight. They were preventing him from taking the children.” According to Rice, Booth’s 53-year-old mother was placed in a choke hold but denied being injured. Police said Booth’s 30-year-old sister resided in the dwelling and also was assaulted by Booth, and that a third victim – a 32-year-old man – suffered a minor facial injury after Booth head-butted him. In connection with the assault of his sister, Booth had been charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder by strangulation. But prosecutors agreed to amend the information to delete the phrase “by strangulation.”

Troopers report pulling over a car driven by Booth early on New Year’s Day on their way to the Koylton Township residence that was the scene of the fight. Police allege Booth punched a hole in the front bay window of the house along Smith Road near Clifford and kicked and damaged the home’s front door. Police report Booth left the home after someone there contacted authorities. “As he was backing out of the driveway, he hit something and lost a whole rear tire on the driver’s side of the car,” Rice said. “So he was driving down the road with three tires.” Booth made it several miles down the road before being pulled over after running a stop sign at the intersection of Mayville and Kingston roads, according to police. Troopers reported that when they stopped Booth, he had a blood-alcohol content of .17 milligrams of alcohol in 100 milliliters of blood – more than twice the limit constituting drunken driving in Michigan. Booth was represented in court Monday by Caro attorney Gary J. Crews, and as part of the agreement, prosecutors dismissed nine other criminal charges against Booth. Due to prior felonies committed by Booth, the crimes he pleaded no contest to on Monday carry maximum sentences of life in prison, along with fines. The sentences for the crimes will run concurrently, according to the agreement. Booth told Judge Gierhart he was on probation in connection with a criminal case in another county at the time of the Jan. 1 incidents in Tuscola County. On Jan. 16, more than two weeks after his New Year’s Day arrest, police allege Booth bribed or intimidated witnesses or interfered with the criminal case against him. Prosecutors planned to use a Tuscola County Courthouse video at his trial on that charge. Booth remains in the Tuscola County Jail awaiting sentencing.

BARBARA FORSYTH Barbara Forsyth, age 87, died Friday, May 11, 2018, at Wellsprings Lutheran Services in Frankenmuth. A funeral service will take place Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Vassar. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Barbara was born on April 2, 1931, in Flint, the daughter of Ward and Georgia (Ralston) Wilcox. Barbara was a loving mother throughout her adult life. In her free time, she enjoyed crocheting, sewing, writing poetry, and gardening. Most importantly, she loved spending time with her family and friends. Left to cherish her memory are her four children: Connie (Ken) Wells, Cheri (Dennis) Mills, Merry (Randy) Johnson, and Norman Forsyth; nine grandchildren; and 12 greatgrandchildren. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Ward and Georgia; and son, Brian Forsyth. Friends may share a memory with the family at the funeral home, or online at www.

All About Real Estate Create a sale-worthy showplace The sentiment “don’t judge a book by its cover” can be applied to many situations. When it comes to selling their homes, homeowners should remember this adage as they prepare their homes for prospective buyers. Statista indicates that there were 560,000 houses sold in the United States in 2016. The Canadian Real Estate Association said a record 536,118 residential properties changed hands in 2016, marking a 6.3 percent increase from 2015. Homeowners who want to make their properties stand out can take the following steps.

De-personalize the home. Homeowners fill their spaces with family photos, heirlooms, personal interests, and other conversation pieces. Prospective buyers may not be able to see past personal belongings and may even be distracted by them. For example, buyers who have strong beliefs about animal welfare may not buy a home displaying hunting trophies. Remove personalized items where possible, replacing them with generic items.

Improve the exterior. HGTV says that curb appeal is crucial to making a strong first impression. A messy or lackluster landscape can turn buyers away even before they reach the front door. Mow the lawn and make sure shrubbery has been trimmed. Seasonal potted flowers and plants can help make the house look polished. Repair cracks or damaged walkways, and consider a fresh coat of paint on trim around windows and doors. Pressure-wash siding if necessary.

Put things in storage. Rent a storage unit to house items that can make a home appear cluttered. Clean out closets and cabinets, so that when

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“This whole situation has been an absolute nightmare,” Oesterling said. “It has ruined my career, my livelihood, my life, my family. And I now just look forward toward getting back my license, so that I can continue to make contributions to medicine like I did years ago when I discovered PSA, this tumor marker that has saved millions of lives … from prostate cancer. “And also, work with many of the fine people of Caro and (in) Saginaw County, when I get my license back.” Prior to sentencing, Wanink told the court that false information was placed not only in patients’ medical records, but on billing orders as well to conceal the fact Oesterling was defrauding the Department of Health and Human Services as well as Blue Cross/ Blue Shield. Wanink said Oesterling “was playing a very dangerous game, and it was all in the spirit of trying to – I guess – whittle out as much money as he could from the various entities that could afford to pay him (when) the customer couldn’t.” “So he engaged in a series of fraudulent transactions on a repeated basis for at least three years, that defrauded both Blue Cross and Blue Shield, as well as the folks at Medicaid, and the Department of Health and Human Services …” Wanink added. Wanink said “it’s just unconscionable why (Oesterling) would engage in this kind of behavior with all that he had going for him.” Wanink maintains Oesterling jeopardized the lives of patients by placing false information in their Tuscola County Circuit Judge Amy medical records. Grace Gierhart addresses Dr. Joseph E. “Our argument is that by placing the Oesterling while sentencing him Monday false information into the patient chart, for five felonies of placing false information in a patient’s medical records. Oesterling it created a potential and placed that pleaded no contest to the charges this individual in danger of physical injury spring, after a Tuscola County jury acquitted or death because a subsequent physician him of seven other criminal charges in would rely on those documents that are clearly not accurate,” Wanink said. October of 2017.

Oesterling this spring pleaded no contest to the five felony counts. A no contest plea is not an admission of guilt, but is treated as such for the purpose of sentencing a defendant. Troy defense lawyer Robert J. Andretz, who represents Oesterling, has said the doctor’s license is suspended for now, but noted the physician hopes to return to work as a doctor. Another legal battle continues between Oesterling’s lawyers and prosecutors dueling about assets of Oesterling seized by authorities. Andretz has said prosecutors hope to seize “a significant amount” of Oesterling’s assets, including “all his retirement accounts from decades of practice.” Tuscola County Prosecutor Mark E. Reene has emphasized, however, that Oesterling amassed his assets via illegal activity. Oesterling addressed his legal situation before Gierhart sentenced him Monday.


“And arrive at a diagnosis relying on those documents, which may not be the right call to make, because that doctor, or the subsequent physician … would incorrectly assume that Dr. Oesterling had done the things that he was putting in those charts, which he clearly did not do.” Andretz said Wanink’s argument that placing such information in patients’ medical records could eventually lead to their harm or deaths “many years from now” is “a bit absurd.” Oesterling, who operated several medical clinics around Michigan, told the judge he takes responsibility (Photos by John Cook) for what occurred at the Dr. Joseph E. Oesterling, 61, of Ann Arbor, spots Caro clinic. well-wishers in the audience as he walks into Tuscola “Basically, as a physician County Circuit Court prior to his sentencing on Monday. in a private practice and a Oesterling received one year of probation and was private office setting, you’re ordered to pay $12,500 in fines, along with $51,140 in not only a doctor but you’re restitution, for five felony convictions of placing false also an administrator as information in a patient’s medical records. Circuit well as a businessperson,” Judge Amy Grace Gierhart also ordered the urologist Oesterling said. “As we got who once ran the Caro Medical Group office at 206 involved in more offices, Montague Ave. in Caro to pay $1,510 in costs and fees. such as when Dr. (Fe) as the state of Michigan” through care for Quines died here in Caro – and we were Oesterling’s patients over the years. asked to get involved and help out with Andretz said many people have their office – you get busier and busier, and approached Oesterling and his defense more and more things go on. lawyers in the past 15 months “with praise “And a lot of things here, we sort of let and caring for him as a human being and a slide. The attention to detail was not as doctor.” great as it should have been, and I – as the Following Oesterling’s sentencing, captain of the ship – take full responsibility Andretz said the judge issued a lesser for everything.” sentence than called for in a preAndretz told the judge that he has sentence investigation, which Andretz known Oesterling for “well over a year” said recommended Oesterling be placed and has found him to be humble and very on probation for five years and be fined approachable. Andretz said Oesterling $25,000 instead of the $12,500 fine issued has made “a profound impact on this by Gierhart. community in a very positive way as well

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Bierlein, a Vassar-area Republican seeking the 84th District state representative seat, duels two other Republicans in the Aug. 7 primary: Phil Green of the Millington area, and Dean Smith of Bay Port in Huron County. The winner moves on to the Nov. 6 general election in a bid to represent the 84th District, which covers Tuscola and Huron counties. William Shoop of Vassar is the lone candidate on the Democratic Party primary election ballot for the state representative seat, and if he wins the primary, Shoop would face one of the three Republicans in the Nov. 6 general election. Four Republicans – Roger Bacon Sr., Douglas DuRussel, Mark Jensen and David Niggemeyer – square off in the Aug. 7 primary hoping to succeed Kirkpatrick as county commissioner in Tuscola County’s District 4. The district covers Millington, Watertown, Arbela and Tuscola townships. Arbela Township in Tuscola County’s southwest corner also is the site of an Aug. 7 primary election duel between Republicans Larry Phipps and Wayne Schultz, who seek a trustee seat on the Arbela Township Board of Trustees. Tim Anderson, appointed by the township board as trustee last year, is the lone Democratic Party candidate in the Arbela



trustee race. Schultz, an incumbent Arbela Township trustee in 2016, won re-election in November of that year but didn’t take the oath of office in time to keep his seat on the board. Schultz said he didn’t know he had to be sworn in by Jan. 1, 2017, but said other members of the township board could have told him about the deadline. The board appointed Anderson as trustee after Schultz failed to take the oath of office. Another former incumbent – William E. Campbell in Indianfields Township – seeks to return to his township board, running for clerk against Cristi Smith in the Aug. 7 Republican Party primary election. Campbell lost a 2016 Republican Party primary election battle to Christine Trisch, who went on to win election as Indianfields Township clerk but later resigned the post. Smith, elected by voters as an Indianfields trustee, then was appointed to the clerk’s post. The Aug. 7 primary election ballot features six candidates seeking to become state senator in the 31st District encompassing Tuscola, Bay and Lapeer counties. Sen. Mike Green, R-Mayville, must leave the seat due to term limits allowing him a maximum of two, fouryear terms.

Republicans facing off Aug. 7 and seeking the 31st District seat are Kevin Daley of Lapeer County – a former state representative serving Lapeer County – and state Rep. Gary Glenn of Bay County’s Williams Township, who represents the 98th District covering parts of Bay and Midland counties. The winner of that primary election race moves on to the November general election, figuring to battle one of four Democrats tangling in the Aug. 7 primary: Bill Jordan of Bay City; Cynthia A. Luczak, the elected Bay County clerk; Chuck Stadler of Vassar Township; and Joni Batterbee of Lapeer County. They won’t meet in the primary election in August, but Republican Dan Grimshaw and Democrat Thomas D. McTaggart II hope to become the county commissioner succeeding Matthew Bierlein in Tuscola County’s District 5, covering the city of Vassar and Vassar, Juniata and Denmark townships. Grimshaw and McTaggart run unopposed in their parties’ respective primary races. Candidates for township clerk in five townships of Tuscola County are unopposed on the ballot in the Aug. 7 primary election after clerks in those townships resigned their positions. The list of clerk candidates in the primary election includes Republican


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Mission accomplished: Mayville shows off new-look baseball, softball fields; thanks supporters By Adam Smith Sports Editor

The Mayville baseball team’s Monday Appreciation Day provided an opportunity for those who contributed to the cause of upgrading the school’s baseball and softball fields to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Wildcats’ baseball coach Frank Licavoli invited everyone involved with the project out to the baseball complex for a ceremony to recognize their efforts between games of its scheduled North Central Thumb League Stars doubleheader with visiting Deckerville. The event was well attended by the program’s many supporters, who were full of smiles for an occasion that was planned to showcase the roughly $40,000 worth of improvements to both the baseball and softball fields. Headlining the work that was done was the construction of both baseball and softball press boxes, customized with split-face log siding and roofing that was furnished by Northern Log Supply. It’s a totally original look that sets the fields at Mayville apart from those of any other school. “Brad Schenk and I came up with the idea for the log siding,” said Licavoli, in his second year as Mayville varsity baseball coach. “We wanted something that was unique as opposed to a block or metal building.” Another highlight of the construction was the implementation of a new backstop that was moved from its previous measurement of 29 feet behind home plate to its current regulation distance of 50 feet from home plate. The backstop is reinforced with a double-sided, fourfoot verazzo stone. Countless other improvements ranging from minor to major were included to instill in those who helped a great feeling of accomplishment the community can be proud of for years to come. “It ended up beautiful. It’s definitely one of the best complexes in the Thumb now,” said Mayville superintendent Barry Markwardt. “Frank had this vision when he got hired about a year ago, and it all came together very nicely.



Caro’s Phillips looks to lead as one of eight named to MHSAA Student Advisory Council By Adam Smith Sports Editor

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A picture of the Mayville baseball field’s newly constructed press box, featuring one-of-a kind log siding. Also shown is the newly implemented double-sided four-foot verazzo stone backstop and padding. The features are two of the highlights of what Mayville baseball coach Frank Licavoli estimates to be a nearly $40,000 project to upgrade Mayville’s baseball and softball See MAYVILLE B3 facilities.

Congratulations Caro Students of the Month! April 2018

Trevin Phillips may feel like he won something of a lottery in being selected as one of just eight student-athletes to the MHSAA’s Student Advisory Council for a two-year term beginning next school year. But in reality, the honor was one that the Caro sophomore has earned through his actions both on and off the field as a student with a 3.8 cumulative grade-point average who is a participant in five different sports — baseball, basketball, swimming, soccer and track. The 6-foot, 5-inch Phillips is pulling double-duty this spring, splitting time between the Tigers’ baseball and track and field programs. “I was thrilled to be one of just eight student-athletes picked in all of Michigan,” TREVIN PHILLIPS said Phillips, the president of his class and also the first Caro representative on the Student Advisory Council. “That I got picked from a small town in Caro means a lot to me.” The SAC is a 16-member group which provides feedback on issues impacting educational athletics from a student’s perspective, and is also involved in the operation of Association championship events and other programming. Members of the SAC serve for two years, beginning as juniors, with eight new members selected annually. Phillips became interested in becoming an SAC member after attending a conference in East Lansing it hosted with members of the Caro athletic administration this school year. His intro to the council will come at a 24-hour leadership camp this June, which will also be in East Lansing, and he’ll then contribute to seven council meetings next school year.


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Softball roundup: Millington win over Escanaba highlights Cardinals’ 3-0 tourney performance Leading Frankenmuth (16-5, 7-3 TVC East) hitters in the Millington was a cut above the competition at the 12-team after scoring twice in the bottom of the frame. Frenzel took the Escanaba invitational on Saturday, and in the case of its game loss, giving up eight hits with a walk and nine strikeouts, and nightcap were Kaylee Kujat with two and Emily Coulter with a with Division 2 second-ranked Escanaba and its University of Meerschaert led the Mayville offense with four hits including a double and two RBIs. Wisconsin bound pitcher Gabi Salo, the cut came from Leah triple and three RBIs, Frenzel had two hits and two RBIs and (Saturday’s results) Tasha Haddrill had two hits with a double and scored twice. Denome. Caro Deb Colling Invitational: Caro went 2-0 to win its own Essexville Garber 10, Caro 8; Garber 14, Caro 3 (5 inn): Denome’s fifth home run of the season — the Division 3 10thranked Cardinals now have 34 as a team — drove in Elizabeth The Dukes broke an 8-8 tie with two runs in the top of the sixth four-team tournament, beating Marlette 15-0 in a three-inning mercy in its opener before knocking off Ogemaw Heights 7-2 in Bees after she’d reached on a single in the bottom of the third inning for the Game 1 Tri-Valley East victory. Caro did the bulk of its scoring with a five-run first in response the championship game. inning to put Millington in front 2-0. The two-run shot proved Meredith Moore, Kaytlyn Kunse and Carly Syms had three to be the game-winning hit, as Kent State University commit to Garber taking a 4-0 lead in its opening at-bats. A four-run hits each to pace the Tigers against the Red Gabbie Sherman limited the Eskymos to a Raiders. Kunse added three RBIs while single fourth-inning run while striking out Moore and Syms scored twice and had two 16 in a complete-game effort. RBIs apiece. Morgan Eremia contributed The Cardinals (25-2) completed their two doubles, three runs scored and two RBIs, weekend at 3-0 with a 16-0, five-inning Hannah Dennis had two RBIs and Ashlin mercy of Division 3 fifth-ranked Gladstone Murphy doubled to go 1-for-1 with a pair of in which Sabrina Gates fired a one-hitter to walks and struck out five Marlette hitters in win the pitching decision. Darrien Roberts the two-hit, shutout-pitching win. went 4-for-4 in the winning effort with four Murphy also won the decision over runs scored, Sydney Bishop added three hits, Ogemaw, allowing no earned runs on four three RBIs and scored twice, Denome had hits with seven strikeouts over seven innings. two hits, three RBIs and three runs scored Moore led the Tigers with three hits, three and McKenna Slough had two hits and two stolen bases and three runs scored, Melissa RBIs. Kreger had two hits including a double and The Cardinals opened tournament play three RBIs and Murphy, Kunse and Dennis Friday night with a 13-1, six-inning mercy of added two hits each with Murphy tacking on Division 4 honorable mention Rapid River in two RBIs. which they had 18 hits. Pinconning 16, Reese 1; Hillman 21, Reese Slough had a team-best four hits, three 9: Delaney Peyok, Abbie Huizar and Jordynn RBIs and scored twice, Hannah Rabideau Roberts had one hit each in the Rockets’ had three hits, three RBIs and three runs tournament-opening loss to Pinconning. scored, Roberts had three hits and two RBIs, Reese performed better offensively against Sherman and Bishop had two hits each with Hillman with Roberts providing three hits Bishop also scoring twice and Madi Hahn including a homer with two RBIs, Lauren hit her team-leading ninth homer of the year. Scramlin adding two hits with three RBIs, Rabideau had a triple and a double for the Peyok contributing two hits with a double Cardinals, and one of Bishop’s hits was a and two RBIs and Madi Thompson’s two hits double. including a double. Sherman fanned six hitters over the game’s Swan Valley tournament: North Branch first two innings for the pitching win. Gates (Courtesy photo) went 2-1 at the Swan Valley round-robin followed with two innings in relief before The Caro softball team poses for a picture after winning its own Deb Colling tournament, where the Broncos’ lone blemish giving way to Denome for the final inning. Invitational on Saturday with a 15-0, three-inning mercy of Marlette followed by a was a 1-0 loss to the host Vikings in their third 7-2 win over Ogemaw Heights in the championship game. and final game of the day. Olivia Sweeney’s (Monday’s results) two hits led North Branch against the Vikings, Kingston 11, Owendale-Gagetown 1 (5 and Maeson Schlaud allowed three hits with inn); Kingston 10, Owendale-Gagetown 1: Kingston hurlers Camryn MacGuire in Game 1 and Payton fourth for Garber helped it seize the lead at 8-6 before the Tigers six strikeouts over six innings. North Branch defeated Tawas 18-3 in its opener, with Emily Kolacz in Game 2 gave the Bulldogs no margin for error in could respond with a two-run fourth to tie the game. Hannah Dennis homered and doubled among her three hits Ludescher accounting for three hits and six RBIs, Bri DeMeyers sweeping the nonleague doubleheader. MacGuire allowed one hit with no walks and 13 strikeouts to go with four RBIs and two runs scored to lead Caro, Melissa contributing three hits and four RBIs, Autumn Deshetsky adding through five innings to win the opening-game decision, and Kreger added three hits and scored twice, Ashlin Murphy and three hits and two RBIs and Julie Ruhlman driving in two runs. Kolacz gave up one hit with nine strikeouts over seven innings Meredith Moore had two hits each and Hailey Hollingsworth Sweeney pitched the first three innings to get the win. A 13-12 Broncos’ Game 2 win over Mount Pleasant was had two RBIs. Murphy took the loss over seven innings pitched. to take the pitching win in the second game. The Tigers were held to just five hits in the nightcap, where highlighted by Reese Ruhlman’s three hits and eight RBIs in Brooke Mooney had three hits with a double, three RBIs and two runs scored for Kingston in the first game, Kolacz the loss was charged to the starter Kreger. Olivia Bringard support of the winning pitcher Schlaud, who went the final eight tripled twice and knocked in two runs, MacGuire and Gerilyn walked, stole a base and scored all three Caro runs in the game, innings of the nine-inning game and gave up just two earned runs on seven hits. Carpenter each had two hits and two RBIs and Ashtian Davis and Carly Syms had a hit with an RBI. North Branch 6, Frankenmuth 0; North Branch 5, scored twice. In the second game Kolacz had three hits with a double, three runs scored and two RBIs, Carpenter had two Frankenmuth 3: Pitcher Maeson Schlaud was the catalyst for (Thursday’s results) North Branch 10, Birch Run 4; North Branch 9, Birch hits and three RBIs, Davis had two hits and scored twice and a North Branch sweep of Frankenmuth in Tri-Valley East play, allowing just one hit to Tara Keller in the opening game while Run 7: Maeson Schlaud set the tone for the Tri-Valley East Mooney also scored twice. Alyson Witzke had a hit and an RBI in the nightcap for O-G. striking out 13 to get the win. She followed up in Game 2 by doubleheader sweep with the pitching win in the opener, yielding Mayville 4, Deckerville 1; Deckerville 6, Mayville 5: allowing two earned runs in a complete-game performance that no earned runs on six hits with two walks and 13 strikeouts in seven innings. Clare Westphal backed her up with three hits Lauryn Frenzel pitched the Wildcats (14-7, 5-1 NCTL Stars) to yielded five hits with no walks and eight strikeouts. The Broncos’ leading hitters in the opener were Reese while Bri DeMeyers, Reese Ruhlman, Emily Ludescher and the opening-game North Central Thumb League Stars Division win, allowing one run on three hits with a walk and nine Ruhlman with three hits and an RBI, Autumn Deshetsky with Keyahna Bryant added two hits each. Taylor Williams was the winning pitcher in Game 2 in 6 1/3 strikeouts. Carlie Meerschaert and Harmony Cypher had two two hits and two RBIs, Bri DeMeyers with two hits and an RBI innings, and the Broncos were led offensively by Ruhlman with and Lily Ragatz with two RBIs. hits each to pace the Mayville bats. Top North Branch hitters in Game 2 were Schlaud, DeMeyer three hits and Ludescher and DeMeyers with two hits each. The Wildcats overcame a 4-0 deficit with five runs in the top of the seventh in Game 2, but the Eagles walked off with the win and Ruhlman with a hit and an RBI apiece.

Track roundup Girls’ track (Friday’s results) Akron-Fairgrove invitational: Mayville won the meet, led by firstplace finishes from Lyndee Bailey in the pole vault (8-3) and 3,200-meter run (15:01), Haley Rowbotham in the 800 (2:38) and 1,600 (5:44) runs, Gabby McMullen in the discus (84-8) and Maj Malgaard in the 100 hurdles (19:05). Taking runner-up finishes for the Wildcats were Livia Flynn in the 3,200 (15:52) as well as their 800 (2:06), 1,600 (4:58) and 3,200 (12:16) relays. Third-place Mayville finishers included Malgaard in the pole vault (7-6) and Morganne Narrin in the high jump (4-6). Marysville invitational: North Branch placed fourth out of 14 teams with 56.5 points. Port Huron Northern won with a team score of 142. Leading the Broncos were Jamie Kirkwood with a third place in the long jump (14-11) and fourth places in both the 100- (18.0) and 300-meter hurdles (55.20), Mackenzie DeLong with a third place in the discus (103-5) and a fourth place in the shot put (31-5 1/2) and Caitlyn Rogers finished fourth in the 1,600 (5:51) in addition to taking fourth in the 1,600 relay (4:42) with her teammates Faith Kotur, Delaney Kropp and Jordyn Slater.

Boys’ track (Friday’s results) Akron-Fairgrove invitational: Mayville had multiple event winners contribute to a first-place team finish, including Jackson Schenk in the shot put and discus, Jerry Gilbert in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles, James

Maddocks in the 800 and 1,600 runs and its 800, 1,600 and 3,200 relays. Finishing second for the Wildcats were Mike Redfield in the 200 and 400 dashes, Jeff Frost in the shot put, Austin Middleton in the high jump, Cody Stier in the long jump, Nick Phillips in the pole vault, Gabe Smith in the 800 and Wyatt Emmons in the 3,200. Contributing third places were Frost in the discus, Jacob Miller in the long jump, Billy Dow in the pole vault and Thomas Vogt in the 300 hurdles. Marysville invitational: The highlight of the day for eighth-place North Branch was a runner-up finish from Christian Coy, Josh Boyne, Hayden Mabery and Logan Rutledge in the 400-meter relay (46.6). The same Broncos’ runners took third in the 800 relay (1:37.8) while Rutledge added a fourth place in the 100 dash (11.7) and Porter Fielder and Spencer Murphy had fifth-place finishes in the shot put (41-5) and 800 run (2:12.14), respectively.

Track Regionals Division 2 Friday at Clio Algonac, Armada, Birch Run, Bridgeport, Clio, CroswellLexington, Flint Kearsley, Frankenmuth, Imlay City, Macomb Lutheran North, Marysville, Mount Morris, North Branch, St. Clair, Yale Division 3 Friday at Marlette Almont, Bad Axe, Brown City, Capac, Caro, Cass City, Marine City, Marlette, Memphis, Millington, Otisville-LakeVille, Reese, Richmond, Sandusky, Vassar Division 4 Saturday at Deckerville Akron-Fairgrove, Carsonville-Port Sanilac, Caseville, Deckerville, Harbor Beach, North Huron, Kingston, Mayville, Peck, Laker High, Ubly, Unionville-Sebewaing Area

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“There’s a lot of pride involved with everyone who donated their time, money and labor, and that’s instilled with what you now see at the baseball and softball complexes.” A potential future benefit to all the work that was done could see Mayville hosting a baseball or softball state tournament quarterfinal game, whereas the Wildcats could only previously host rounds of district through regional play due to falling short of some of the hosting requirement specifications with the previous make of their fields. Licavoli knows the future of Mayville baseball and softball looks brighter than it ever has, but he was more content just focusing on the moment at hand after the games and appreciation ceremony put the finishing touches on a long day at the school. “It’s been a long process,” he said. “It’s nice to sit back and look at and say, ‘wow, that’s nice’, but I’m glad it’s all done. “It feels good now just to be able to focus on coaching.” Senior Jackson Schenk volunteered some of his time to the projects, and is thrilled to be able to have the opportunity to use the fields for his final season of high school competition. “It’s great to have something so nice here in Mayville,” said Schenk. “It’s the nicest facility we have out of all of our programs. “Coach Licavoli came here to Mayville with a goal of improving the fields and did a great job with getting the community to buy-in,” he added. “I’m proud to be a Mayville baseball player and

hope this helps draw more kids out for baseball.” Schenk added that he’s extremely grateful for his father Brad’s work ethic as one of the project’s core volunteers along with Rusty Dawson, James Brown, Mark Hanson, Luke Steele, Nate Phillips, Cal Krieger, James Friers and Jay Wilson. “My dad spent a lot of time (at the fields),” said Schenk. “There were a lot of nights I’d get home and he was still up at the field helping Frank. “All the work he put in means a lot to me.” As for Monday’s games, they didn’t get off to the best of starts, with Division 4 eighth-ranked Deckerville winning the opener 14-0 in five innings. Lucas Bruman had the lone hit for the Wildcats while the loss was charged to pitcher Hunter Brown. The day ended on a positive note though with Mayville earning a split of the doubleheader with a 6-2 win in the nightcap that played off the good vibes from the appreciation ceremony between games. “I was very happy with how we ended the day,” said Licavoli. Logan LaBean guided the Wildcats to the win in seven innings that yielded just one earned run on five hits. Brown had two hits for Mayville while LaBean and Nate Dawson scored twice each. The following people and businesses all contributed various forms of their time, money or materials to the field upgrades: Jim Tussey, SRS, Curt Henderson, Matt and Angela Steele, Yens family, Matthews family, Frank Franzel, Michigan Sugar Local Union, Steve Cook GM Super Store, Doug Stout, Rex

Mayville pitcher Lauryn Frenzel (3) warms up prior to Monday’s North Central Thumb League Stars Division doubleheader with visiting Deckerville. Overlooking Mayville’s home dugout is its new press box.

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Mayville third baseman Jackson Schenk throws over to first during the opening game of a Monday North Central Thumb League Stars Division doubleheader split with Division 4 eighth-ranked Deckerville. The Eagles won the opening game 14-0 in five innings, but the Wildcats bounced back to win the nightcap 6-2.

Mayville’s Trent Birmingham announces Monday’s North Central Thumb League Stars baseball doubleheader between the Wildcats and visiting Deckerville from inside of the school’s newly minted press box.

Baseball roundup: Reese walks off in Game 2 extra innings for sweep of Cass City (Monday’s results) Reese 8, Cass City 6; Reese 8, Cass City 7: Tony Wark’s ninth-inning walkoff single in Game 2 provided Reese with the Greater Thumb West doubleheader sweep of Cass City, which was previously unbeaten in league play at 4-0. Nick Curtis led the Rockets’ bats with three hits and three runs scored in the game while Wark and Michael Sheridan added two hits each. Wark was also the game’s winning pitcher in seven innings of relief that yielded two earned runs on six hits. Luke Stern was charged with the loss in five innings of relief for Cass City despite giving up no earned runs on five hits with seven strikeouts. Sandyn Cuthrell had three hits and two RBIs for the Red Hawks, Krol homered among his two hits and had three RBIs and Stern added two hits. Sheridan won the opening-game decision in relief for Reese, allowing no earned runs on two hits with a walk and five strikeouts. He helped his own cause with two hits including a double and two RBIs, Wark had two hits and scored twice and Andrew Frost also

scored twice for the Rockets. Zack Beecher took the loss in three innings of relief for Cass City after Kendall Anthes allowed just one earned run on three hits with a walk and seven strikeouts over the first four innings. Anthes added three hits and two RBIs for the Red Hawks, who couldn’t hold a 5-0 lead after the second inning, and Stern chipped in two hits. USA 4, Ubly 0; USA 10, Ubly 0 (5 inn): Brendan Prime in Game 1 and Devin Riskey in Game 2 provided the Patriots with dual shutouts from the mound in a nonleague doubleheader sweep of the Bearcats. Prime gave up just two hits with no walks and nine strikeouts to win the opening-game decision, where Hunter Bohn had two RBIs for the Patriots. Riskey surrendered just three hits over five innings in Game 2 and fanned five to get the win. Jalen Gangler had two hits with a double and three RBIs for USA, which also got a double and four RBIs from Isaiah Williamson and two runs


Essexville Garber 11, Caro 1 (5 inn); Garber 9, Caro 2 (6 inn): Caro was limited to just five hits in each game on its way to falling twice to the Dukes in Tri-Valley East play. Miles Campbell and Grant Goodchild had two hits each to lead the Tigers in the opener, and Tyler Foster had a hit, drew a walk and scored a run to pace Caro in the nightcap.

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ROCHESTER - The Crossroads League Men’s Outdoor Conference Championships received a glimpse of three local standouts as Marlette graduates Jacob Bowman, Andrew Bowman and Andrew Storm led Oakland University to sweep the field of seven teams for the team title. Storm contributed a career-best leap of 24 feet, 7.75 inches in the long jump to clinch victory in the event. The sophomore followed nabbing fifth in the 400-meter hurdles (54.16 seconds) and sixth in the 100-meter hurdles (14.85 seconds). Andrew and Jacob Bowman added dominance in distance events. Andrew Bowman captured event titles in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:08.17) and 5,000-meter run (14:43.29). Jacob Bowman battled in the 5,000-meter run, delivering a runner-up finish in the event in 14:44.15. The fifth-year senior added a third-place finish in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 3:56.87. MILESTONES

LaTonya Wilson (Vassar 2014) holds the No. 8 seed in the pole vault among the NAIA after capturing an automatic berth in the event at the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships for NAIA No. 2 Indiana Tech University from May 3-4 in Adrian. In the outing, the senior captured a thirdplace finish in the event with a career-best leap of 12-1.5 en route to leading the Warriors to sweep the field of six teams.


Brady Wood (Frankenmuth 2016) contributed five RBIs, scored two runs and batted 5-for-6 at infielder for the Adrian College baseball program (33-10) in a 17-12 loss at Hope College (12-22) on May 5 in Holland. The sophomore started his dominance from the plate early, delivering a two-run home run in the top of the first inning. For the season, he’s hitting .414 with 13 doubles, three triples, one home run and 31 RBIs. He’s also scored 31 runs and stolen six bases.


MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD Bransen Stimpfel (Cass City 2016) nabbed seventh in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Mid-American Conference Championships with a time of 9:15.16 for Central Michigan University. Tom Goforth (Vassar 2015) collected seventh in the 1,500-meter run (4:25.15) and 5,000-meter run (15:56.72) at the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships for Saginaw Valley State University from May 2-4 in Ashland, Ohio. Among the nine teams, the Cardinals nabbed fourth. Eli Poth (Marlette 2014) finished 12th in the 10,000-meter run at the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Championships with a time of 33:35.7 for Hillsdale College from May 3-5 in Hillsdale. Among the 12 teams, the Chargers collected third. SOFTBALL


Gabrielle Collins (Caro 2016) clinched an event title in the long jump at the Mid-American Conference Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a career-best leap of 20-2.5 for Western Michigan University from May 10-12 in Buffalo, New York. Among the 12 teams, the Broncos nabbed sixth. Collins nearly scored in the 100-meter hurdles, landing a ninth-place finish in the event with a time of 14.04 seconds. Angela Ritter (Frankenmuth 2014) captured her 20th career event title at the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Championships en route to leading NCAA Division II No. 9 Grand Valley State University to sweep 11 teams in victory from May 2-4 in Ashland, Ohio. With her efforts at the conference championships, the eighttime All-American collected four event titles in back-to-back competitions. From April 20-21, she swept her events at home in the GVSU Al Owens Classic in Allendale. At the conference championships, she opened with a seasonbest time of 11.8 seconds in the preliminary round of the 100-meter dash. She followed by nabbing her first individual win of the evening by finishing the finals of the 100-meter dash in 11.86 seconds. She added an individual event title in the 200-meter dash by finishing in 24.09 seconds, and followed by adding wins with the 4x100-meter relay (46.01 seconds) and 4x400-meter relay (3:47.46). For the season, she’s provisionally qualified to compete at the NCAA Div. II Outdoor Track and Field Championships with seeds of No. 4 with the 4x400-meter relay (3:41.07), No. 9 with the 4x100-meter relay (46.01 seconds), No. 14 in the 400-meter dash (54.91 seconds), No. 16 in the 200-meter dash (24.09 seconds) and No. 21 in the 100-meter dash (11.8 seconds). An announcement will be made in the coming week of

From the plate, he’s batting .176 with one double and four RBIs. He’s also scored four runs.

Mason Erla (Cass City 2016) fired five strikeouts and allowed five hits and two earned runs in five innings at starting pitcher for Michigan State University (1726) in a 6-1 loss at Penn State University (11-28) on May 5 in University Park, Pennsylvania. For the season, the sophomore’s compiled a 5-4 overall record with 44 strikeouts and a 4.16 ERA through 62.2 innings in 12 starts.


Joseph Barrons (Kingston 2014) provided five strikeouts and allowed 10 hits and five earned runs in a five-inning effort at starting pitcher for Alma College (23-17) in a 10-7 loss at Calvin College (16-23) on May 5 in Grand Rapids.
For the season, the senior’s compiled a 2-3 overall record with two complete games, 40 strikeouts and a 4.58 ERA through 59 innings in 10 starts.

Jake Wright (Owendale-Gagetown 2016) hurled a game-high four strikeouts and allowed six hits and four earned runs in a six-inning outing at starting pitcher for Delta College (20-27-1) in a 5-3 loss at home to National Junior College Athletic Association Division II No. 5 Lansing Community College (39-10) on May 5 in Bay City. For the year, the sophomore’s totaled a 3-2 overall record with one complete game, one save, 55 strikeouts and a 6.54 ERA through 42.2 innings in nine appearances and seven starts. BARRONS


Nikki Bauer (Unionville-Sebewaing Area 2016) hurled four strikeouts and allowed nine hits and four earned runs in a complete-game effort at pitcher for Stanford University (23-31) in a 4-0 sweep of No. 9 University of Arizona (40-13) on May 11 in Stanford, California.
For the season, the sophomore’s compiled a 2-7 overall record with four complete games, 20 strikeouts and a 3.39 ERA through 62 innings in 17 appearances and eight starts.

Andrea Perlberg (Frankenmuth 2015) collected an appearance at pinch runner for Central Michigan University (22-26) in a 5-1 loss in the MidAmerican Conference Championships Tournament to Ball State University (34-19) on May 10 in Akron, Ohio. For the year, the junior’s hitting .238 with one double and two RBIs. She’s also scored 15 runs and stolen six bases. WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD Heather Czarnecki (North Branch 2017) captured runnerup in the 1,500-meter run (4:53.27) and 12th in the 800-meter run (2:16.77) at the Horizon League Championships for Oakland University from May 2-4 in Rochester. Among the nine teams, the Golden Grizzles nabbed third. Sarah Beulla (Frankenmuth 2015) placed fourth in the 400-meter dash at the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships with a career-best time of 57.23 seconds for NCAA Division II No. 9 Grand Valley State University from March 2-4 in Ashland, Ohio.
Among the 11 teams, the Lakers secured the team title.

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“In addition to assisting in the promotion first team all-league honors in swimming of the educational value of interscholastic as both an individual and on relays, and athletics, the council discusses issues qualified for the state finals in the high jump dealing with the four S’s of educational last year. He’s contributed to a 13-7 season thus far athletics: scholarship, sportsmanship, safety (including health and nutrition) and the for Caro baseball, which made its first ever sensible scope of athletic programs. There trip to the Division 3 state semifinals last is also a fifth S discussed by the group year, and has contributed many victories to — student leadership,” read a statement Caro’s boys’ track team. “I’m looking to go to states again this provided through an MHSAA press year, hopefully,” said Phillips of his track releasethat details the council’s agenda. To become eligible for the SAC, Phillips season goals. “For baseball, I’m just looking had to submit an application that included for us to have a strong finish leading into with it his answers to three essay questions. postseason play.” Phillips said he plans to pursue playing “With me being involved with five sports, I feel I can bring a lot of variety to the college athletics and may look to study council in that aspect,” said Phillips. “I’m business. a captain on all of my teams, so I always feel like I can talk to my coaches about anything.” Phillips is a secondyear varsity performer Vassar High School • 2018 in swimming, soccer and track. This Parents: Heather Davis & Jared (Janise) Noel season marked his Grandparents: ts: first on varsity for Dan & Nancy Cavanaugh naugh both basketball and Bob & Sandy Noell baseball. So far this school o We are so proud of year, Phillips has ou u you and love you earned all-district recognition in soccer, d so much. Good all-league honorable luck on your mention in basketball,

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Caro’s Trevin Phillips, right, defends a drive by USA’s Isaiah Williamson during nonleague boys’ basketball play this year. Phillips was one of eight studentathletes recently selected to become a part of the MHSAA’s Student Advisory Council.

Soccer roundup (Monday’s results) North Branch 4, Caro 0: Savannah Orlando’s hat trick sparked the Broncos (7-10, 3-5 TVC East) to the Tri-Valley East win while Sydney Turner added a single goal. Assists went to Kendall Wilson, Jacque Ankley and Ally Marshell while spearheading the shutout was goalie Elaine Youngert. Essexville Garber 7, Millington 1: Elizabeth Selich scored in the first half to account for Millington’s only goal in the Tri-Valley East loss to the league-leading Dukes, who improved to 12-1-1 overall. Hannah Bees had 15 saves in goal for the Cardinals (2-8-1).

Savannah Orlando had the Broncos’ marker against the Falcons while Ally Marshell made 10 saves in goal, and Sydney Turner had their goal against Swartz Creek with Marshell making six saves in goal.

(Saturday’s results) Freeland tournament: North Branch went 0-4 on the day, falling 2-1 to Freeland in its opening game, 2-0 to Big Rapids in Game 2, 3-0 to Sault Ste. Marie in Game 3 and 4-1 to Swartz Creek in its final game.

(Thursday’s results) Juniata Christian 2, Midland Calvary Baptist 2: Mattison Smith made the tie possible with two goals for Juniata, and Michelle Dickson was a key contributor in goal with nine saves for the Eagles.

(Friday’s results) Juniata Christian 7, Gladwin Skeels Christian 0: Hannah Smith’s two goals led the Eagles (7-12), who got one goal each from Autumn Green, Michelle Dickson, Audrey Chrysler, Donna Weber and Mekenzie Bennett. Lillea Freebold had six saves en route to earning the shutout in goal.

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Lucas J Campeau Caro High School • 2018 May you see sunshine where others see shadows, and opportunities where others see obstacles. Congratulations! Love- Mom, Dad, and Izzy Parents' names: Darren & Genelle Campeau Grandparents' names: Bill & Carolyn Blaylock, Dick & Maryellen Campeau

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CBS Wednesday, May 16 9 p.m. On the season finale of ”SEAL Team," after Jason (David Boreanaz) lies about his concussion to get cleared for combat, he and his comrades plan a final mission to avenge Echo Team’s deaths once and for all before they return home from deployment.

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Cuban-American singer-songwriter Camila Cabello is among the performers announced for the “2018 Billboard Music Awards,” airing live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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Help Wanted BLATTNER ENERGY, INC. will be hiring a Project Administrative Assistant for our project in Fairgrove, MI. Duties include Administrative and Clerical tasks, Support of field construction personnel, acting as liaison between the job site and the Corporate Office. High School Diploma or GED and one year experience in Administration or equivalent combination of training and/or experience is required. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online at : . All job offers are contingent upon receiving a negative drug/alcohol test result and a

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RUGER DAYS, 5000 Rugers in stock including the impossible to get PC-9 Carbine $499, Security 9 semi-auto pistol $299 and the compact EC9S pistol only $229 March 21-26 Factory Reps on hand March 24 for the Ruger give-away Dinner. Randy’s Hunting Center, Bad Axe, Mi. 989-2694867

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Hunting History Buffs; Speaker Richard A. Lipsey will tell the details of being an aid to President Kennedy and how he was assigned to witness and assist in the autopsy and all the ceremonies involved. Mr. Lipsey is currently Ruger firearms largest distributor and will be speaking at Randy’s Hunting Center’s Ruger Dinner Thursday May 24th at the Franklin Inn in Bad Axe, Mi. for info call 989-269-4867 LEUPOLD SCOPE, VX5 30 mm tube, 2x10x42 WITH the 450 bushmaster dial included $499. only at Randy’s Hunting Center in Bad Axe May 21-26 Ruger days sale. 989-2694867

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FLEA MARKET/SALE Saturday, May 19th 9am6pm at Caro High School. Vendors needed. Come sell new/used items, buy or browse. Jewelry, clothing, antiques, crafts, bargains and more.

Saturday, May 19th 8-4 1 Day Only! Lot’s of great items. Too many to mention. Boys clothes sizes 7-10. Good shape, no stains. 1815 Riley Rd. Caro. 5 houses passed Ryan Rd.

GARAGE SALE 6485 Conrad, Mayville. May 23-24-25 10am-5pm. Sofa sleeper, 2 lazy boy chairs, solar fans, boys clothes 6 months and up. Lots of misc.

MULTI-FAMILY RUMMAGE SALE 128 E. Congress St. Caro, Saturday, May 19th 9-4 and Sunday, May 20th 12-4. Tools, fishing and sports equipment, household goods, bedding, clothing, starter plants and much more.

SPRING CLEAN UP SALE Tools, toys, clothes, books, DVD’s plus size clothes, outdoor stuff and Pigeons. May 17th - 18th at 9:00 am. 3090 Cemetery Rd. Kingston


Unionville 4 FAMILY LARGE GARAGE SALE May 18th and 19th at 393 W. Dickerson Rd. and Colling Rd. Open 8 am - 5 pm. Baby clothes, household items, and few antiques.

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9 E. Loockerman Stgreet, Ste 311, Dover, DE 19901 TO: ONE PINE VIII, LLC IT IS ORDERED: You are being sued in this court by the plaintiff to WR ASSET TRUST, A DELAWARE STATUTORY TRUST. You must file your answer or take other action permitted by law in this court at the court address above on or before 06/13/2018. 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

TOWNSHIP OF ELLINGTON NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING SCHEDULE OF THE TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission of the Township of Ellington 2018 schedule for regular meetings is for the following: March 20, June 19, September 18, and November 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Hall for the Township of Ellington, 2971 East Caro Road, Caro, MI. The Township will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at the meeting/hearing upon reasonable notice to the Township. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Township by writing or calling the Township Supervisor at (989) 553-1803. This notice is posted in compliance with the Open Meetings Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Eric Zbytowski Planning Commission Chairman Township of Ellington 2791 East Caro Road Caro, MI 48723 989-670-9016

be filed in this court. A copy of this order shall be sent to ONE PINE VIII, LLC at the last-known address by registered mail, return receipt requested, before the date of the last publication, and the affidavit of mailing shall be filed with this court. Date: 05/08/2018 Judge Kim David Glaspie P31610 3T86 STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF TUSCOLA PUBLICATION OF NOTICE FILE NO. 17-35904-DE In the matter of Ronald I. Phipps, Deceased TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS including: Descendants of Clarence Arthur Michaels whose address(es) are unknown and whose interest in the matter may be barred or affected by the following: TAKE NOTICE:* PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the MOTION TO

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SugarCreek Apartments APPLY FOR ONLY $50 & SECURITY DEPOSIT AS LOW AS $99!! We now have pet friendly buildings with extra fee & deposit. Rent ranges from $605-$865. (Rent is not based on income). Central A/C, dishwasher, W/D hookups and walk-in kitchen pantry in every lovely apartment home. Corner of M-81 & Romain Rd. Call Diana today at 989-673-0515, evening appointments available! Check out our new website: & on Facebook!

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Motorcycles MOTORCYCLES WANTED Before 1985. Running or not. Japanese, British, European. $Cash$ paid. Free appraisals! Call 315-569-8094. Email pictures or Description to:

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CITY OF CARO PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE SPECIAL CONDITION USE APPLICATION NOTICE is hereby given that the City of Caro Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 317 South State Street, Caro, Michigan, to consider a Special Condition Use Application from David Groosbeck for an Auto Garage to be located at 1065 E. Caro Road, Caro, Michigan 48723 being parcel #050-035-000-2100-01.

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Special! ALLOW THE PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE TO CONTINUE ADMINISTRATION OF THE ESTATE will be brought on to be heard in the Probate Courtroom, in the city of Caro, in said county on Wednesday, June 6, 2108, at 9:30 a.m. The papers related to the motion are on file with the Tuscola County Probate Court located at 440 North State Street, Caro, Michigan 48723. Said notice is for the Heirs of Clarence Arthur Michaels, the decedent’s brother, specifically Katherine Michaels, Susan Michaels, Wendy Michaels, and Jay Michaels. 05/11/2018 Rachel M. Estelle P77728 4415 S. Seeger Street Cass City, MI 48726 989-872-5601 Robert Phipps 29070 Shirley Avenue Madison Heights, MI 48071 248-544-0473 1T86

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Those persons wishing to comment on the Special Condition Use Application 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 of the Public Hearing. Karen J. Snider, City Clerk

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PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF TUSCOLA NOTICE TO CREDITORS FILE NO. 18-36097-DE Estate of Dorothy V. Hawkins, deceased. Date of birth: 02/20/1927 TO ALL CREDITORS: * NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, Dorothy V. Hawkins, died 04/07/2018. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless presented to Linda K. Colosky, personal representative, or to both the probate court at 440 N. State Street, Caro, MI 48723 and the personal representative within 4 months after the date of publication of this notice. Andrew C. Titus P-69579 656 State Road P. O. Box 98 Vassar, MI 48768 989-823-8577 Linda K. Coloky 5155 Caine Road Vassar, MI 48768 989-823-3373 1T86 STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF TUSCOLA NOTICE TO CREDITORS FILE NO. 18-36105-DE Estate of John Lynn Robinson, Jr., Deceased. Date of birth: 11/19/1947 TO ALL CREDITORS: * NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, John Lynn Robinson, Jr., died 03/31/2017. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless presented to John L. Robinson III, personal representative, or to both the probate court at 440 North State Street, Caro, MI 48723 and the personal representative within 4 months after the date of

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publication of this notice. 05/09/2018 Rachel M. Estelle P77728 4415 S. Seger Street Cass City, MI 48726 989-872-5601 John L. Robinson III

IMMEDIATE Ellington Township Positions Available - Ellington Township is seeking a Board Trustee and a member of the Planning Commission. You must be a registered voter in Ellington Township, you should have experience in municipal government and be able to attend meetings when scheduled. Regular board meetings are the second Tuesday of each month. Candidates must be willing to work well with others and have good people skills. Interested candidates should forward a resume and specify which position they are interested in filling to Russell Speirs, Elington Township Supervisor at 4794 Akron Road, Cass City, MI 48726 or by June 4, 2018. Ellington Township is an equal opportunity employer. NOTICE TO TUSCOLA COUNTY RESIDENTS The Tuscola County Board of Commissioners’ are accepting applications for the following: Recycling Advisory Committee As a member of the Committee, you would receive per diem and mileage for attending the meeting. Please complete a Boards and Commission Application available at the Tuscola County Clerk's office, or online at (Online Services; Online Forms). Deadline is Friday, June 1, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. at the Tuscola County Clerk’s office. Jodi Fetting, Tuscola County Clerk

CITY OF CARO NOTICE OF PROVISION OF THE WEED ORDINANCE All owners, occupants, or possessors of land in the City of Caro, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in accordance with Ordinance No. 228 of the City of Caro, all noxious, poisonous, or injurious weeds, or other weeds, grass, or brush exceeding a height of eight (8) inches upon any property in the City of Caro, shall be cut down, destroyed, or removed, as the case may be, to prevent growth in excess of eight (8) inches. In the event the owner or occupant or any persons, agent, firm, or corporation having control or management of any lots, place or parcel of land within the City of Caro shall fail, refuse, or neglect to comply with the above mentioned ordinance, the City of Caro or its authorized representatives shall cause said noxious, poisonous, or injurious weeds or other weeds, grass, or brush exceeding a height of eight (8) inches to be cut down, destroyed, or removed. A charge as determined by resolution of the City of Caro shall be assessed for cutting, destruction, or removal of same and will be levied and collected against such property in the manner provided by law. Published by order of the City Council Karen J. Snider, City Clerk NOTICE TO TUSCOLA COUNTY RESIDENTS Pursuant to the procedures and operating guidelines of the Tuscola County Boards and Commissions, applications are now being accepted for the following: Tuscola Behavioral Health Systems Board of Directors This seat serving on the Board will be for a term expiring on March 31, 2019. Meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the TBHS Personal Independence Center, 1332 Prospect Ave, Caro, MI. To qualify for the position, you need to be a community member or need to have received services through either the public or the private behavioral health system.



PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that at its regular meeting held April 17, 2018, the Township Board of Tuscola Township adopted Ordinance No. 2018-1 to establish regulations for the operation, control, maintenance, and management of cemeteries owned, controlled or operated by Tuscola Township. The Ordinance is to take effect 30 days after the date of this publication. A summary of the Ordinance follows: ORDINANCE 2018-1 TUSCOLA TOWNSHIP CEMETERY ORDINANCE SECTION 1. Title. The Ordinance is titled the “Tuscola Township Cemetery Ordinance”. SECTION 2. Purpose and Intent. The Ordinance regulates the appearance and use of the cemeteries owned or controlled by the Township. It addresses cemetery burials and all other matters associated with maintaining a municipal cemetery. SECTION 3. Definitions. Provides definitions for various words and phrases used in the Ordinance. SECTION 4. Purchase of lots, graves and burial rights. The Township sells burial rights to Township residents and taxpayers, and non-residents and non-taxpayers on an as needed basis. Burial rights are transferable. Indicates that the Township Board may limit the number of graves sold to a particular person; sets fees for the purchase and re-purchase of graves and payment options. Indicates that the Township has absolute discretion to determine whether a particular grave(s) will be sold and where such grave(s) will be located. SECTION 5. Grave opening and closing. The Township may establish a fee for grave opening and closing, and for the interment of cremains. Indicates that no graves shall be opened or closed except under the direction and control of an individual designated by the Township Board. No cremains shall be interred into a headstone or columbarium without written notification to the Township Clerk. SECTION 6. Markers, Memorials, Headstones, Memorial Benches or Family Markers. Specifies standards for markers; disallows headstones over 36 inches in height and 24 inches in width (single) or 60 inches in width (double). Sets minimum standards for foundations. Limits four markers per grave; one marker per cremain grave. Variances from the requirements must be approved by the Trustees. Limits one family marker per lot; requires family to own the entire lot. Allows the Township Board to remove any unsightly or damaged marker, memorial headstone or similar items. SECTION 7. Interment Regulations. Provides regulations for interment of bodies and cremains in the Township cemeteries. SECTION 8. Vaults. Vaults are required for burials. SECTION 9. Ground Maintenance. Prohibits excavating upon a grave without permission of the Management. Indicates the Township has the discretion to maintain proper appearance and use of the cemetery. SECTION 10. Items allowed in Cemetery within the chosen Parameters. Allows certain items are to be placed near the headstone. SECTION 11. Items not allowed in Cemetery. Prohibits certain items from being placed in the cemetery. Indicates the Township Board has the discretion to remove questionable items. SECTION 12. Forfeiture of Vacant Cemetery Lots or Graves. Indicates that burial rights for cemetery lots that remain vacant 40 years from their date of sale shall revert to the Township. Requires the Township Clerk to send notice to the last owner of record at the expiration of the 40-year period. SECTION 13. Records. The Township Clerk shall maintain records for all sales of burial rights, permits and transfers of burial rights. SECTION 14. Areas Designated for Cremations only. Indicates Township cemeteries will have certain areas reserved for cremations only. SECTION 15. Cemetery Hours. Township cemetery hours are from sunrise to sunset. SECTION 16. Penalties. Indicates a violation of this Ordinance constitutes a municipal civil infraction and sets a civil fine schedule. Indicates that each day which a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense. SECTION 17. Township Officials who can Enforce this Ordinance. Unless otherwise specified by resolution, the Township Clerk, Ordinance Enforcement Officer and any sheriff’s deputy can enforce the ordinance. SECTION 18. Damage to Cemetery Properties. The Township is not responsible for any kinds of damage beyond its control. SECTION 19. Vehicles and Speed Limit. Operators of vehicles are liable for any damage caused by the vehicle. The speed limit on cemetery roads is ten miles per hour. Recreational vehicles are prohibited. SECTION 20. Disinterments and Reinterments. Sets regulations for disinterments and reinterments. Requires a permit from the County health Department. Indicates notice is required prior to any disinterment. SECTION 21. Applicability of this Ordinance. This Ordinance applies only to cemeteries owned, controlled or operated by Tuscola Township. SECTION 22. Interpretation by the Township Board. The Township Board has the authority to interpret the Ordinance and can waive strict application of it in certain situations. SECTION 23. Severability. The various provisions of the ordinance are severable from each other. SECTION 24. Effective Date: Conflicts. The Ordinance is effective 30 days after this publication. All conflicting ordinance provisions are repealed. SECTION 25. Disclaimer of Township Liability and Responsibility. Entry into the Township cemeteries is at the risk of the person entering. The Township is not responsible for vandalism and/or other damage to cemetery plots and markers. Purchasers of burial rights hold the Township harmless. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the full text of the Ordinances have been posted at the Tuscola Township Hall, 8561 Van Cleve Road, Vasser, MI and that copies of the Ordinances may be purchased or inspected by contacting the undersigned. Tuscola Township Michelle Hicks, Clerk 8561 Van Cleve Road P.O. Box 1702 Vasser, MI 48768 989-871-4507

Interested individuals can obtain an application at selecting Departments; County Clerk; Forms. The deadline for receiving applications is by 4:30 p.m. on June 1, 2018. If you have any questions, please call Cindy Mitchell at TBHS at 989.673.6191 Please submit your application and resume to: OR Jodi Fetting, Tuscola County Clerk 440 N State Street, Caro MI 48723 Jodi Fetting Tuscola County Clerk

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-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 P.A.L.s program is held on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. May 17: “Party at Betty’s” is the end of year party at Candyland with Betty and will include sweet treats, games and prizes. 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. Annual Reunion of the Vassar High School Class of 1957 will be held on May 17 at 1 p.m. at Fritz’s Family Restaurant in Richville. Any information needed by classmates, call 989-8712425. Free Senior Citizen Movies will be held May 18 at 1:30 p.m. at Rawson Memorial Library in Cass City. Movies are: “Visions of New York City” and “Normandy: War-Torn Yet Full of Life”. Tip of the Thumb Dancers will be held Saturday, May 19 from 7-10:30 p.m. at the Huron County Senior Center, 150 Nugent Rd., Bad Axe. Bring finger foods and friends. Tuscola County Coin Club will meet every fourth Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Caro Library. The first meeting is May 22 and will include a DVD on coins, currency and other topics of interest. For more information, contact Dan at 989-843-5247 or Free Heart Health Luncheon will be May 23 from noon to 1 p.m. in the McLaren Caro Region front lobby. Join Board Certified Interventional Cardiologist Anas Obeid, DO, to learn more about heart disease and advances in treatment options. RSVP: 989-672-5795. Caro Garden Club will have a breakfast followed by planting the community gardens Thumb Dance Club will be held Saturday, May 26 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 Gordon at 810-712-1427. 40th Class Reunion – Caro High School Class of 1978 – will be held on Saturday, June 9 from 6 p.m. to midnight at Arrowhead Golf Court, 1201 Gun Club Rd., Caro. For more information, check the Facebook link at or contact Sherri at 989-944-5150. Volunteers wanted for Care Team Hospice to provide comfort visitations with patients in Tuscola County. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Gail Makuch at 810-241-6201 or email 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.

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“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’s food auction, 1 p.m., fourth Sunday of the month at The Meeting Place. Food Outreach hosted by Spring of Life Community Church in Mayville 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 Seventh-day Adventist Church, 5920 Frankenmuth Rd. for free clothing, shoes, bedding, etc. Donations greatly appreciated. Phone 989-823-8791 or 989823-3069. 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. Volunteer drivers needed: Tuscola County Office of Veterans Affairs is in need of volunteer drivers to take county veterans to their doctor appointments in Ann Arbor, Detroit and Saginaw. The county has a van to transport the veterans, but not enough drivers to get the job done. Call Mark Zmierski or Ana Farris at the Tuscola Co. Veterans Office, 989-673-8148, for more information. Heartland Hospice of Bad Axe Volunteer Training is available for caring and dedicated people with an interest in serving terminally ill patients and their families in Caro, and the outlying communities. Volunteers provide services such as friendly visiting, patient outings, errand running, child care, and clerical services. Volunteer classes are available to fit each person’s schedule. Please call Jeff Keen at 877-486-6671 for further information. St. Frances Mission Store in Vassar, household resale shop for anyone is located at 153 Maple St., near the high school. It is open every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Profits benefit the local food pantries and organizations that help the needy. Store phone is 989-823-8803. Free clothes, Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Ministry of the Word, 2926 Church St. in Unionville. Call 989-971-9916 for more information. Free community lunch - last Saturday of every month from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in fellowship hall at First United Methodist Church, Marlette. Menu includes soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts. The building is handicap accessible. Mayville Golden Years Club hosts euchre and pinochle on the first Friday of every month and euchre on the remaining Fridays. Play at 6 p.m. Two hands around the table and finger food by the coffee pot. Play 10 games. Everyone is welcome. MEETINGS Caro Lions Club meets the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m. at the Brentwood Restaurant. Membership applications available. Call 989-673-5588 for more information. Indivisible in the Thumb meetings are held every other Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Tech Center. For meeting dates or more information, call Vicki Leland at 425-269-5553. Free Community Bingo hosted by Medilodge of Cass City is held every Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the dining room. Exchange Club of Caro “Unity for Service” meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Brentwood in Caro. New members are welcome. Contact 989-551-4619 for more information. Tuscola County Democratic Committee meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at 260 N. State St., Caro. All Tuscola County Democrats are welcome! Free & Accepted Masons #226 Mt. Moriah Lodge regular business meetings on the first Wednesday of each month in the Masonic Temple, 156 N. State St., Caro. Eaton-Grede Retirees Breakfast meet at Fritz’s in Richville the first Monday of each month, except September. Tuscola Dive Rescue Team meets 2nd Thursday every other month. Seeking new members. Call 989-415-4526

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for more information. Woman’s Life Caro #879 meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Tuscola Skill Center in Caro. Guests are welcome. Caro American Legion Post 7 meetings are the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. American Legion Auxiliary #421 meetings are held the second Thursday of the month at 4 p.m. at the Unionville American Legion Hall. American Legion Post #181 meets the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at 248 W. Main St., Mayville. TOPS Club 1627 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Thursdays at the Brentwood, Caro, from 9-11 a.m. For more information, 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 989-5516361 for more information. Caro Chapter #96 Royal Arch Masons meet the second Thursday of each month in the Masonic Temple, 156 N. State St., Caro. Thumb Council Royal and Select Masons meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday (except January, February, July and August) in Caro Masonic Temple. Thumb of Michigan York Rite College meets at 8 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday (except January, February, July and August) in Caro Masonic Temple. Woman’s Life Vassar #857 meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Bullard Sanford Memorial Library in Vassar. Guests are welcome. Millington O.E.S. #390 meets the first Thursday of each month, 7 p.m., except in July and August. Civil Air Patrol MI-165 Cass River Squadron meets every Thursday from 6-8:30 p.m. at 1690 Mertz Rd., Caro. Cadets 12 on up welcome. Learn Aerospace, Emergency Service and Cadet Programs Learn to Lead. For more information, call Squadron Commander Capt. Christina Hammac at 989-672-9975. Veteran to Veteran (Vet to Vet) meetings are held the second Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Akron Village Hall. These meetings provide a chance to talk to other veterans about their experiences while serving and bring veterans together to learn about available benefits. Refreshments are provided. For more information, call 989-673-8148. VFW Post monthly meetings: VFW Post 4164, Caro, second Monday, 7:30 p.m.; VFW Post 3644, Cass City, second Monday, 7 p.m.; VFW Post 10884, Mayville, second Sunday, 2 p.m.; VFW Post 5317, Kingston, second Tuesday, 7 p.m.; VFW Post 7486, Fairgrove, first Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall in Akron; VFW Post 4837, Marlette, third Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. American Legion Post #7 meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at 110 W. Frank Street, Caro. Western Thumb TEA Party Group meets on the third Thursday of the month, 6-8 p.m. at the Bullard Sanford Memorial Library, 520 W. Huron Ave., Vassar. This educational group is non-partisan, and all are invited. No admission is charged. Topics range from current events, national defense, the economy and more. For more information, call 989-652-9807. The Cass River Genealogy Society meets the 4th Tuesday of each month, except for June, July, August and December at Wickson District Library in Frankenmuth at 6:30 p.m. Reese Area Historians Association meets on the fourth Wednesday monthly at 6 p.m. in the Reese Village Hall. Call John Hill at 989-868-4773 for details. Tuscola County Republican Party meeting is held the fourth Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. at the H.H. Purdy Building, 125 W. Lincoln St. in Caro. Tuscola County Polish American Club meets the first Sunday of each month. Membership application available at meeting, 1 p.m. potluck dinner after meeting. Retrieve memorial nameplates. If your loved one was a resident at the TCMCC, you may have their engraved memorial nameplate as a remembrance. They are filed by date of death. The nameplates will be at the Forget-Me-Nots meeting the first 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. Caro Community Hospital Auxiliary meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 12 noon (which includes a light lunch) in the hospital conference room. NEW MEMBERS ARE WELCOME (women and men). For more information, call 989672-5802. Vassar High School Class of 1966 meets at 9 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month for breakfast at Riverside Grill in Vassar. Frankenmuth Horseshoe Club is looking for more people to 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 play. There will be a potluck at the end of the season at which time prize will be awarded for the winners. Friends Of The BSML meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Bullard Sanford Memorial Library in Vassar. Everyone is welcome to help plan fun and exciting events to make the library a great place for the community. Caro Rotary Club meets every Monday at 12:10 p.m. at the Brentwood on Park Drive in Caro. Compassionate Friends Thumb Area Chapter meets the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Community of Christ Church, 2081 Deckerville Road, Caro, MI 48723. For more information, contact Sharon Klawender at 989683-3305.



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