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Millington Township embezzler sent to prison on Monday By Tom Gilchrist Reporter


Reese man who scuffled with deputies pleads to two felonies By John Schneider Editor

A 39-year-old Reese man who was arrested last fall after multiple incidents involving his children and their mother will likely be heading to prison for his actions. Robert Dennis Proctor pleaded no contest Monday in front of Caro Circuit Court Judge Amy Grace Gierhart to one count of aggravated stalking, and one count of assaulting/resisting/ obstructing a police officer causing injury. A no contest plea is not an admission of guilt, but used as such for sentencing purposes. Proctor was arrested on Sept. 21 after, according to court records, P r o c t o r allegedly hid in the hatch of a vehicle PROCTOR jointly used by Proctor and the mother of his three children that morning while his children were waiting nearby to board a bus for school. Before police could arrive, Proctor fled and was located by Michigan State Police troopers and Tuscola County Sheriff’s Office deputies later that day at a residence in Saginaw. He was charged with one count of aggravated stalking, a felony with a maximum sentence of five years in prison. See PROCTOR A5



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‘The restaurant of choice’: Popular Richville business, landmark closes its doors By Alex Szwarc Reporter

Fritz’s Family Restaurant in Denmark Township had roots going back to the time of the Civil War in the 1860s. It is now closed. Known for its buffet, Fritz’s was owned by husband and wife Fred Diedrich and Donna BaeslDiedrich of Reese. Baesl-Diedrich posted a message to Facebook on Sunday that read “It is with a heavy heart that Fred Diedrich and I have closed the doors to an amazing landmark, Fritz’s Family Restaurant. The compliments go to Fritz Diedrich and his wife, Don and Marlene Diedrich and their sons, Fred and Tom Diedrich. We will miss all of our faithful customers, thanks to you all. The times have changed and the mom and pop’s are dying out. Gods blessings to you all.” A sign was posted on the front door of Fritz’s at the corner of M-15 and M-46 on June 4 that read “Folks, Fritz’s is temporarily closed until further notice. Thank you!”

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Fritz’s Family Restaurant in Denmark Township was owned by husband and wife Fred Diedrich and Donna Baesl-Diedrich of Reese. The restaurant closed its doors last week. This sign was posted on the entrance to Fritz’s Family Restaurant at the corner of M-15 and M-46 in Denmark Township last week. Fritz’s was a family-owned restaurant dating back to the 19th century. It closed in early June.



A vital quest: Vassar man seeks liver donor By Tom Gilchrist Reporter

Ray Hess III of Vassar is searching – for a person with type-O blood, from ages 18 to 54, and willing to donate part of his or her liver to Hess, a husband and father of two. A man or woman donating part of a liver to Hess must be the same size or larger than Hess, and will see his or her liver grow back, according to the Henry Ford Transplant Institute in Detroit. In the process, the donor can extend the life of Hess, 50, who has a failing liver. “When I’m saying I’m getting sicker, that’s what it is – my liver is getting worse, and you can only go to a certain point, and, you’re done,” said Hess, whose health has declined since complications from medical procedures in 2009. Hess was on life support for nine

days in 2009, according to family members, after he contracted a bacterial infection related to a procedure intended to allow him to pass kidney stones. “They told us to say our goodbyes because they weren’t sure if he was coming out of it,” said Ray Hess Jr., 80, father of Ray Hess III. Ray Hess III survived the ordeal but said it was “shutting down my organs” and noted it damaged his hands and feet. Hess – husband of Mae Hess, 43, and father of Cassie Hess, 24, and Raelynn Hess, 15 – walks with a cane. He was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver two years ago. “I’ve never been a drinker,” said Hess, whose liver is failing and whose name is on a list of those awaiting a liver transplant at Henry Ford Transplant Institute.





A woman given a chance to clean up her act after embezzling money from a Vassar Radio Shack store was sent to prison Monday for 18 months to five years after being accused of stealing about $15,000 of items from VAUGHN a clothing store where she worked in Birch Run.

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FREMONT TWP. | A2 MSP vehicle involved in early Monday crash A trooper from the Michigan State Police Caro Post was involved in a car crash early Monday morning in Fremont Township.

CARO | A2 MSU Extension to host annual scholarship dinner Michigan State University Extension, Tuscola County, will host its annual Scholarship/Fundraiser Dinner June 21. At the event, two Tuscola County seniors attending Michigan State University in fall of 2018 will be awarded scholarships. MSU Extension Tuscola County has awarded over $14,000 to local students in the past several years.

VASSAR | A3 Sweet deal: Vassar native coming home for beekeeping presentation

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Ray Hess III of Vassar, front row second from left, is shown with family members, front row from left, Mae Hess, Raelynn Hess and Cassie Hess; and, back row, Ray Hess Jr. and Mary Hess. Ray Hess III asks for someone with type-O blood to donate a portion of his or her liver to help extend Hess’ life. A person donating a portion of a liver sees his or her liver grow back, according to the Henry Ford Transplant Institute. A prospective donor more questions can call the Hess See LIVER A9 with family at 989-332-3232.

The art of beekeeping is often associated with farming and rural life. But it’s also a big-city industry. On Saturday, Vassar native Bill Whitney will return to town to talk about his experience as a professional beekeeper in one of the biggest cities in the world.

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MSP vehicle involved in early Monday crash A trooper from the Michigan State Police Caro Post was involved in a car crash early Monday morning in Fremont Township. At about 4:03 a.m., the driver of a 2004 Nissan Quest, traveling east on Sanilac Road (M-46) failed to yield right of way and impacted an MSP patrol Chevrolet Tahoe, which was heading south on Mertz Road (M-24), according to a statement from the MSP. The driver of the Nissan, a 22-yearold man, and the trooper were both transported to area hospitals with minor injuries. Both drivers wore seatbelts and a

preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of the Nissan looked away from the roadway to retrieve an item from the passenger seat of his vehicle prior to driving through the intersection. The crash remains under investigation. The MSP was assisted at the scene by the Tuscola County Sheriff ’s Office and Mobile Medical Response. In its statement, the MSP issued a reminder that reaching for items within a vehicle is distracted driving, and that drivers should pull over to a safe location to retrieve items from a vehicle.

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This MSP patrol Tahoe was damaged early Monday morning after a 22-year-old Caro man failed to yield at the M-24/M-46 intersection and crashed his Nissan into the Tahoe.




Akron Township

When: June 9 – 10 a.m. Where: Forest Road Incident: Traffic, Non-Criminal – Accident • One vehicle accident Arbela Township

When: June 8 – 7:01 p.m. Where: 7000 block of Bray Road Incident: Inspections/ Investigations – Family Trouble • Verbal argument When: June 9 – 12 p.m. Where: 9000 block of Belsay Road Incident: Inspections/ Investigations – Suspicious Situations • Suspicious vehicle driving back and forth down road – located, helping a friend Dayton Township

When: June 9 – 1:30 p.m. Where: 3000 block of Cat Lake Road Incident: Larceny (Other) • Battery stolen from property

Where: Cemetery Road Incident: Miscellaneous – Non-Criminal • Injured deer – dispatched and removed

Blackmore Road Incident: Miscellaneous – Assist to Other Police Agency • Assist Michigan State Police with domestic

When: June 9 – 8 a.m. Where: 6900 block of Richie Road Incident: Miscellaneous – Non-Criminal • Security detail at Thumb Octagon Barn

When: June 11 – 4:04 a.m. Where: Mertz Road Incident: Miscellaneous – Assist to Other Police Agency • Assist Michigan State Police where Michigan State Police vehicle was struck by another vehicle

Ellington Township

When: June 9 – 2:30 p.m. Where: Deckerville Road Incident: Traffic, Non-Criminal – Traffic Investigations/Surveys • Traffic hazard – subjects fishing off bridge, gone on arrival Fairgrove Township

When: June 10 – 3:05 p.m. Where: 5000 block of Van Geisen Road Incident: Miscellaneous – General Assistance • Neighbor trapped cat and wouldn’t return

Elkland Township

When: June 8 – 11:30 a.m.

Fremont Township

When: June 9 – 2:07 p.m. Where: 1000 block of West

Indianfields Township

When: June 8 – 8:45 a.m. Where: Chambers Road Incident: Traffic – NonCriminal – Accident • Two vehicle accident When: June 8 – 10:30 p.m. Where: 2000 block of Vickory Road Incident: Inspections/ Investigations – Suspicious Situations • Suspicious vehicle parked on roadway in front of residence – arrived, unable to locate When: June 9 – 9:55 a.m. Where: 1000 block of Speirs

Drive Incident: Miscellaneous – Public Relations Activities • Attended Fly In at airport When: June 9 – 6:40 p.m. Where: Boy Scout Road Incident: Inspections/ Investigations – Lost and Found Property • Found property When: June 10 – 5 p.m. Where: 1000 block of Riley Road Incident: False Alarm • False alarm Juniata Township

When: June 9 – 9:45 p.m. Where: Sanilac Road Incident: Traffic, Non-Criminal – Accident • Car/deer When: June 11 – 2:35 p.m. Where: 3500 block of South Kirk Road Incident: Inspections/ Investigations – Other Inspections • Liquor inspection See INCIDENTS A7

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This 2004 Nissan was heavily damaged early Monday morning after its driver failed to yield at the M-24/M-46 intersection in Fremont Township and crashed into a Michigan State Police patrol Tahoe.


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MSU Extension to host annual scholarship dinner Michigan State University Extension, Tuscola County, will host its annual Scholarship/ Fundraiser Dinner June 21. At the event, two Tuscola County seniors attending Michigan State University in fall of 2018 will be awarded scholarships. MSU Extension Tuscola County has awarded over $14,000 to local students in the past several years. Jim Cotter, director of admissions at MSU, will be the featured speaker at the event. Cotter is an MSU graduate and has been a member of the office of admissions since 1984 and at his current position since 2007. Cotter played baseball for the Spartans and was a team captain for the 1979 Big Ten championship team. The event will be held under a large tent on the grounds of Caro Rental, 466 Ellington St. in Caro.

It will begin with a social hour at 5 p.m., followed by Cotter’s presentation at 6 p.m. and dinner catered by the Brentwood after the presentation. It will conclude with the naming of the 2018 scholarship recipients. Tickets are $35 per person in advance or $40 at the door the evening of the event. Entry includes beverages (beer, wine, ice tea, lemonade, water), dinner and an ice cream dessert from the MSU Dairy Store. Tickets can be purchased online at and searching for “Sparty Party 2018” or by making a check payable to “Tuscola County Spartans” and mailing the check to: Tuscola County Spartans, 1684 Edgewood Dr., Caro, MI 48723. Businesses interested in being a sponsor for the event can contact Kathy at 989-550-8503.

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Sweet deal: Vassar native coming home for beekeeping presentation B y J ohn S chneider Editor

The art of beekeeping is often associated with farming and rural life. But it’s also a big-city industry. On Saturday, Vassar native Bill Whitney will return to town to talk about his experience as a professional beekeeper in one of the biggest cities in the world. Whitney, owner of City Bee Savers, located in the suburbs of Chicago, will make a presentation from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Vassar Bullard Sanford Memorial Library about beekeeping in the big city. “It’s going to be a two-part presentation,” Whitney said. “They asked me to include what you’re going to expect if you want to start keeping bees. And I’m a beekeeper in Chicagoland so the main portion is going to be me explaining what it’s like to be a full-time beekeeper in metropolitan Chicago. “Including some of the things you encounter and how you make an income.” Whitney grew up in Vassar, and graduated from Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary High School in 1975. He makes a living raising bees, often saving them from Chicago buildings. Instead of calling an exterminator, many businesses and residents prefer to call City Bee Savers, so the bees can be taken out alive and relocated. “That’s kind of how I fashioned my business,” Whitney said. “I take bees out of buildings all summer and then I bred the ones that have mite-resistant characteristics and I distribute them to

Illinois beekeepers.” Whitney said beekeeping is popular around Chicago, and even within the city, adding that often bee colonies will be placed on top of downtown skyscrapers. Whitney currently operates out of Chicago suburbia, but lived for 10 years in the city. He services the entire Chicago metropolitan area. This spring, City Bee Savers delivered about 650 bee colonies to customers. Whitney’s presentation will be a part of Bullard Sanford Memorial Library’s summer reading Vassar native Bill Whitney owns City Bee Savers program, which begins near Chicago. Whitney will host a presentation this week. about beekeeping Saturday at 1 p.m. at Vassar “I got him to do this Bullard Sanford Memorial Library. program because he has from those bees.’ And that’s part of a wealth of information,” said library board member Sandy my business.” Keyes expects the presentation to be Keyes. “And there are a lot of both entertaining and beneficial. beekeepers in (Tuscola County).” “I really want to get the word out Whitney said that while most of the presentation will be about his personal so people can take advantage of experience as a big-city beekeeper, he (Whitney’s) knowledge,” Keyes said. will address other related topics, such “The presentation is for children as tips for new beekeepers and the and adults and I think it will be very importance of pollinators in relation interesting.” Whitney was featured in a frontto the ecosystem. “We will touch on that because of page Chicago Tribune article in May the concept that honeybees are in 2017 about a 27,000-strong bee colony trouble,” Whitney said. “And it’s he installed on the roof of a Chicago getting worse even though the media’s skyscraper. He was also interviewed not saying much about it. Every time for a story published by Al-Jazeera in I read something about the subject I Chicago. come across scientists saying, ‘We’ve got to find the bees that are solving the problem and we have to breed


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In Chicago, beekeeping is often done on top of skyscrapers. C h i c a g o beekeeper Bill Whitney, a Vassar native, will make a presentation about beekeeping and its importance at Vassar Bullard Sanford Memorial Library at 1 p.m. Saturday.


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Almer Township officials are looking for input from the community as part of the update to the township’s master plan. The township is launching the survey at “The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete,” said Almer Township Planning Commission Chairman Dar Rushlo. “We want to hear from township residents who want to make a difference. The planning commission believes that input from this survey will be a critical factor to the success of this planning effort.” The survey offers various questions about land use, recreation facilities and general township services. It will be available until July 15. The township began the master plan update process earlier this year and it is expected to be complete in early 2019, according to a press release from the Almer Township

Planning Commission. The main purpose of a master plan is to guide a community and establish a future direction for its development. Almer Township’s updated plan will offer a future land-use map, goals and action items that will be used to guide planning and zoning decisions in the future, the release stated. The Michigan Planning Enabling Act requires each Michigan township to have a master plan. Almer Township has been working with Saginaw-based Spicer Group to oversee the Almer Township master plan update process. Spicer Group is a full-service consulting firm founded in 1944 that offers planning, zoning, engineering, landscape architecture and recreational services to municipal clients. Almer Township residents with questions about the master plan can contact Jim Mantey, township supervisor, at 989-280-0019.

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Mark Twain man and/or measurement “A man’s character as surely Twain had. One time I went to visit may be learned from the adjectives which my son and we drove he habitually uses in over to Hannibal for his conversation.” This is 20th birthday. There is an one of the many quotes old brothel that has been of Mark Twain I love and converted into a very respect. Mark Twain was nice restaurant. It still has born Samuel Clemens some of the lingerie from in Florida, Missouri, on back in the day tastefully November 10, 1835. He framed and hung on the died at 74 years of age. He wall. We had just ordered derived his writer’s name when I looked out at from water measurement the great front porch for steamships. Mark and saw Boston ferns twain meant a depth of swinging wildly from the 12 feet or the deepness ceiling of the porch. The of water necessary for downpour was sudden a steamboat to safely and the most ferocious travel the river. He was I have ever witnessed. a riverboat captain and Matthew was one of the always maintained his first to run to the door and report water gushing love of the Mississippi. I have admired Mark above the tires of our car. Twain’s humor for years. The staff started herding us toward safety His books are a as a tornado delight to read approached. I even in this day was terrified I and age. was going to die One of my on my son’s 20th sons attended birthday. My college in son was terrified Quincy, Illinois. he was going to Its neighboring town is Hannibal, Maxine McQueen die on his 20th birthday……. Missouri, right in a brothel…… on the mighty Mississippi. Many stories with his mother! He was were spun by Twain in muttering his obituary and about that town. How reading as such while I loved visiting down we ran for cover. “I’ll be there. It is extremely dead and not even able easy to transport yourself to explain” he moaned The back in time and become dramatically. Becky Thatcher or Tom tornado didn’t bother Sawyer. I recommend him a bit. Being in a onegoing on the 4th of July. time bordello with me Frog-jumping contests, was beyond humiliation. fence white-washing All turned out well. We challenges and Becky lived. The wind stilled, Thatcher lookalike the rain stopped, and competitions abound in the sun came out. The a wonderful atmosphere meal was served. The was delicious. of patriotic red, white food and blue. It is totally The experience served fabulous and one of my to increase my fear of favorite places to spend storms and is a birthday celebrating our country’s memory he and I laugh birthday. Of course, there about every year. Another place to visit is a Mark Twain double spouting famous quotes if you are a Mark Twain and posing for pictures buff is Galena, Illinois. Jim Post does a fabulous with the visitors. To me, the absolute job impersonating Twain. best thing in Hannibal is He uses actual quotes the original paintings of from the author plus Norman Rockwell. It’s brings his own sense of worth the trip just to see humor in to fascinate and the art. Rockwell used entertain the audience. that location frequently His appearance devoid of for painting and getting any make-up or hair color his images true to life and makes him a dead ringer exact. It was difficult for for Twain. Wearing the my mind to accept that stereotype white suit the art I was admiring Post becomes Twain. was the actual sketches Call ahead for tickets. He and drawings of one can pack them in. Well of our country’s great worth the trip to Galena. My admiration for artists. You can actually see from his rough drafts Twain comes from his to his final portrayal how knowledge of people as Mr. Rockwell worked well as his acceptance of and perfected his talent. them through his humor. You can visit homes When I think this world where the men actually is falling apart and things stayed. I sat on a huge cannot possibly improve, front porch overlooking I try to imagine what I the Mississippi where can use as a defense to Twain sat and wrote keep my sanity. Mark some of his books. It Twain answers that in was awesome. The this quote, “The human owners had turned it race has one really into a bed-and-breakfast effective weapon and which made it even that is laughter.” more astounding. I was L. Maxine McQueen eating in the dining room where Twain ate. is an award-winning I walked the grounds author and poet. She where he thought up and writes frequently for the composed his stories. I Advertiser. She may be felt the breeze cool my contacted at maxmac.1@ face from the Mississippi


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Bike Run, dinner aids Richville firefighters The Richville Fire Department will raise funds in two ways Saturday via events occurring at Joe’s Bar, 3292 S. VanBuren Road in Richville. The Joe’s Bar Richville Bike Run takes motorcyclists on a tour of the Thumb area, with motorcyclists signing up starting at 9:30 a.m. and the bikes leaving at 11 a.m. from Joe’s Bar. The cost is $15 per motorcyclist in advance, and $20 on the day of the Bike Run. The registration fee gives a motorcyclist a spot on the

Bike Run, a pork-sandwich dinner about 5 p.m. at Joe’s Bar and a poker hand. Bar patrons paying $15 receive a poker hand and the pork-sandwich dinner that day. All proceeds benefit the fire department. The Bike Run leaves Joe’s Bar and visits Dead Creek Saloon near Frankenmuth, the Fire Escape bar in Fostoria, Sunrise Sunset near Kingston, Holli-Jay’s Place in Owendale and the Iron Horse Bar & Grill in Akron.

Two Tuscola judges to run unopposed in November cases related to estates, trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, and adoptions. She is also the presiding Circuit CourtFamily Division judge, hearing divorces, custody and neglect matters, juvenile delinquency actions and personal protection order matters. Judge Gierhart is a graduate of Caro High School, Alma College, and the University of Kentucky-College of Law. Prior to taking the bench, Gierhart was employed with the Tuscola County Friend of the Court, Abbey and Abbey, and then from 1999 until she took the bench, she had her own law practice in Caro, specializing in criminal defense in both state and federal courts. (Courtesy photos) Judge Gierhart has been Tuscola County Circuit Court Judge the chief judge of the Tuscola Amy Grace Gierhart will run unopposed County trial courts since in the November election after no September of 2015. Along candidates filed to run against her before with Tuscola County District the May deadline. Court Judge Kim David Prior to taking the bench, she was Glaspie, she started the Thumb employed as an assistant prosecutor Regional Sobriety Court (TRSC) for Tuscola County and with the in 2013. TRSC is a treatment-based Tuscola County Friend of the Court court, which accepts repeat drunk from 1988 until her election, as driving offenders from Tuscola, referee, staff attorney and director. Sanilac and Huron counties. She Since taking the bench, Judge has been the presiding judge Thane has been engaged in numerous over TRSC since September of programs and activities, including 2015. Gierhart, in conjunction Tuscola Start Now prevention with Tuscola Behavioral Health program, Tuscola Trauma Team, Systems, is in the process of Tuscola Truancy Team, the State developing and implementing a Bar of Michigan, Tuscola County treatment-based court for offenders Bar Association, Michigan Family with mental illnesses. The Tuscola Support Council and the Women County Mental Health Court will Lawyers Association of Michigan. begin accepting participants in July She has been a guest presenter for Tuscola County Probate Court of 2018. different clubs and organizations, Judge Thane is a graduate of including Rotary, Michigan Judicial Judge Nancy Thane will be at her position for another six years after no Michigan State University and Institute, LEAD Tuscola and area candidates filed to run against her in Thomas M. Cooley Law School. schools. Tuscola County Circuit Court Judge Amy Grace Gierhart and Tuscola County Probate Judge Nancy L. Thane will be unopposed in the upcoming November election after no candidates filed against them before the early May deadline. Gierhart was appointed to the bench on Dec. 17, 2012 by Governor Rick Snyder to complete her predecessor, Judge Patrick R. Joslyn’s, term. Both judges’ elected terms expire on January 1, 2019, and their next terms of office will commence on January 1, 2019, for six years. As the Circuit Court Judge, Gierhart hears felony cases, appeals from lower courts and administrative agencies, equitable actions, and civil matters where the amount in controversy is $25,000 or more. As the probate judge, Thane hears

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Rep. Mitchell endorses Daley for Senate (Courtesy photo)

Kevin Daley, who is running for the Republican nomination for Michigan’s District 31 Senate seat, received the endorsement of U.S. Rep. Paul Mitchell last week. “Kevin Daley is a common-sense conservative and knows how to work with others to get things done,” Mitchell said. “Kevin is my candidate for the 31st District state Senate seat, and I encourage you to support him in the upcoming primary on August 7.” Daley, who resides in Lapeer County, served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 200914. He is facing off against Michigan Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Williams Township, for the Republican nomination in the 31st District, which represents Bay, Tuscola and Lapeer counties. Mitchell represents Michigan’s 10th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, which consists of all of Huron, Lapeer, Sanilac and St. Clair counties, as well as much of Macomb and Tuscola counties.


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This wasn’t the first time police were contacted in regard to Proctor’s behavior toward his family. According to a Michigan State Police report, the mother of Proctor’s children said that Proctor threatened to kill his three children in early September. During a Sept. 22 hearing in Tuscola County Probate Court, Proctor became agitated and was aggressive toward a deputy and a Tuscola County Jail lieutenant. When the scuffle was over, the deputy was transported for medical care and Proctor was charged with two felonies: one count of assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer and assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer causing injury. “Apparently, (Proctor) was in the courtroom and (the mother of his three children) was in the courtroom and he was trying to intimidate her,” Tuscola County Undersheriff Robert Baxter told The Advertiser in September. “He would turn around and stare at her and was directed to look straight ahead, and apparently he didn’t comply.” As officials attempted to remove Proctor from the courtroom, he began to tussle, Baxter said. “He stood up and started resisting, he was in a belly chain and handcuffs, but he still scuffled,” Baxter said in September. “Officers got pushed into walls and apparently pictures got knocked off the wall. And at the end of it, one of our

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deputies suffered an injury to his knee. He did go to the hospital for his injuries.” Also in early September, Proctor was arrested in Saginaw County and charged with thirddegree criminal sexual conduct following an incident involving Proctor and the mother of his children. On May 25, Proctor pleaded guilty in Saginaw County Circuit Court to fourth-degree CSC (forcing or coercing). An agreement between Tuscola County Assistant Prosecutor Eric Wanink and Proctor’s defense attorney, Saginaw-based Rod O’Farrell, outlined a recommended sentence as part of the plea agreement that included a minimum cap of two years in prison. Judge Gierhart is not required to follow the guideline at Proctor’s sentencing, which will be scheduled at a later date. Proctor’s sentencing in Saginaw County is set for June 25. Whatever incarceration time he gets in Saginaw will likely be served concurrently with the sentence Proctor receives in Tuscola County. Proctor is presently lodged at the Tuscola County Jail. His bond was set at $100,000 on Sept. 22 following his arrest for aggravated stalking. After the courthouse scuffle, Proctor’s bond was revoked. His bond status remains in effect until his sentencing in Tuscola County.


MERRILL EDWIN TURNER CASS CITY Merrill Edwin Turner of Cass City, age 77, passed away at his home on Saturday, June 9, 2018 with family at his side. Merrill was born in Caro on May 11, 1941 to the late Grant and Laura (Kelly) Turner. He was one of five children. After his graduation from Caro High School in 1959, he immediately joined the U. S. Air Force and served as a B52 tail gunner until 1963 when he attended Delta College. Merrill worked for AC Spark Plug in Flint, Dow Chemical in Midland, and later Dow Chemical in Rocky Flats, Colorado. While living in Arvada, Colorado, he attended the University of Boulder, Colorado where he received his degree in Environmental Biology. He worked at Caro Regional Center from 1976 until his retirement in 1991, then returned to work at the Michigan Department of Agriculture from 1992 until his second retirement in 1997. He loved fishing, target practice, gardening, traveling, boating with his dog Joe, and was an avid reader. He is survived by his wife, Christina; children: Scott (Robin) Turner of Van Buren Ohio, Misty (Dirk) DeLong of Cass City, Robert (Rachel) Coryell of Bad Axe, Megan (Travis) Middleton of Austin Texas, Rebecca (Brett) Martin of Cass City; grandchildren: Layne, Brett (Faith), Drew, Ryan Turner, Kelly, Ryan, Carson DeLong, Austin Coryell, Logan Stark, Troy Middleton, Sean Dyer, Josh, Isabella, Scarlett Martin; great-grandchildren: Carter and Colton Turner; sisters: Madelyn Skaggs of Cass City and Jeanne (Dennis) James of Manistee; brothers-in-law: Michael O’Dell of Zebulon, Georgia and Ed Paladi of Cass City; several nieces and nephews; and lifelong friend, Gerald (Ace) Mathewson. He was preceded in death by his brothers Milo and Gerald Turner; sisters-in-law: Cheryl Paladi, Bobbie O’Dell, Betty Turner and Doreen Turner; brotherin-law, James Skaggs; and grandson, Ethan Dyer. Cremation has taken place and a private memorial service has been held. To sign the online guestbook, visit

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A promotional flier for the restaurant states the original portion of Fritz’s opened around 1860 as a trading post where Native Americans and settlers swapped goods. In 1902 the building was purchased by Fred Rausch who changed it from a trading post to a hotel and tavern called Fritz’s Corner Hotel. Rausch’s daughter Maggie and her husband, Fred Schultz became new proprietors and turned it into a rooming house, pool hall and ice cream parlor. In 1933, Schultz’s daughter Esther and her husband Fred Diedrich, also known as Fritz, bought the business and named it Fritz’s Tavern. Over 20 years later, in 1956, Fred and Esther’s son, Don, and his wife Marlene joined the business and expanded it to include food and catering. “There’s rumors and speculation flying all over the place on what has caused their closing of the restaurant,” Denmark Township Supervisor Charles Heinlein said. The Tuscola County Treasurer’s Office confirmed that Fred Diedrich owns the property where Fritz’s is located. He also pays property taxes on the sight with no amount owed in back property (Photo by John Cook) taxes. Opening in the 1860s as a trading post, where Native Americans and settlers swapped goods, Fritz’s Family Restaurant “Fritz’s was the restaurant of choice,” became a multi-generational family-owned business at the corner of M-15 and M-46. It closed last week. Heinlein said. “Anytime you lose any What Susan (Zwerk) Vinkemulder desserts, rang up checks and gathered year. Richville Recreation, a bowling business, no matter what it is, there’s a of Spring Lake, a Vassar High School payment, then bussed and re-set the alley and bar located a half-mile down negative impact. They were a mainstay graduate and a waitress at Fritz’s from tables. Shifts flew by.” the road from Fritz’s, closed in early in the community. A lot of people 1983 to 1987, remembers most about Vinkemulder was disappointed to hear March. depended on Fritz’s.” Fritz’s were her co-workers and having about Fritz’s closing and described the “Naturally when you lose a business, One of those who depended on the to quickly learn the meaning of multirestaurant as a melting pot of customers. you’re losing residents coming into restaurant in the early ’80s was Denmark tasking. “Such a variety of people came the town,” Heinlein said. “It’s going to Township Trustee Steve Schwab, who “I remember fellow waitresses who through the front door,” she said. affect everyone whether it be buying gas worked at Fritz’s as a cook when Don had been there for many years, Rose and “There were regulars of course, who’d at the gas station, an ice cream cone at and Marlene were owners. Rosie, who possessed the patience of stop in for a beer after work, and the the party store; the less people you have “I started as a sophomore in high saints and kindly took new staff under usual lunch crowd. Fritz’s was also in here affects all business.” school and I needed a job,” Schwab said. Heinlein cited structure failure as the “My father was good friends with Don. their wings,” she said. “Fritz’s was where families came to celebrate always busy with lunches, dinners and baptisms, confirmations, birthdays and reason for Richville Recreation closing. It was good working with a family. It’s banquets. Waitresses seated customers, anniversaries.” Fred Diedrich did not respond to an different than corporate America. They took orders, poured beer, sodas, mixed Fritz’s is the second business in interview request from The Advertiser actually cared about you.” drinks, made salads, served meals and Denmark Township that has closed this seeking comment for this story.

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Is Mental Illness Hereditary?

Each year, nearly 1 in 5 American adults experiences a mental illness, with half of all lifetime cases beginning by age 14 and 75 percent developing by 24, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. For those who have a known family history of mental health issues, this may lead to the question: “What are my chances of developing a condition?” But the answer isn’t as simple as you might think. Scientists haven’t yet found specific genes that can be linked to mental illness. Genetic markers may exist or they may not.

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“It’s a complicated picture,” explained Don Mordecai, the national leader for mental health and wellness at Kaiser Permanente. “When we say an illness is ‘genetic,’ really we’re saying that there’s some component of it that is genetic. Of the [conditions] that have been studied so far for genetic markers, there aren’t any where if you have the gene, you have the illness.”

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“What we can definitely see is that there is a genetic predisposition. Genetics can increase your risk, but it’s not a guarantee,” Mordecai continued.

What scientists do know definitively is that environmental factors play a significant role in the development of mental health conditions. These include everything from stress to poor nutrition to substance abuse, death, divorce, neglect and family life. A genetic predisposition to mental illness coupled with environmental factors can increase the chances a child or adult will exhibit symptoms, Mordecai said. He cited a groundbreaking study conducted in the mid-’90s by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente, called the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study. It’s one of the largest investigations of the impact of childhood abuse and neglect on later-life health and well-being, and is “still quite relevant,” he explained. From 1995 to 1997, researchers surveyed more than 17,000 people about their childhood experiences — including physical, mental and sexual abuse — and their current health status and behaviors. “What they found was very, very striking — a direct correlation between a number of those events these people had as children and negative health outcomes as a result,” Mordecai explained. The study showed that as the number of “ACEs” increases, so does the risk of developing a variety of health issues, including mental health conditions like depression or risk of suicide. There’s research that suggests if a family member has a mental illness, your chances of developing it possibly increase, Mordecai said. However, you may never exhibit symptoms if you didn’t experience any traumatic events as a child, your everyday life is relatively stress-free and you’re in a supportive environment. But it’s also important to note that mental health conditions can develop even if there is no family history. Mental health issues are complex, so it’s vital to recognize the signs like withdrawal, excessive rumination, extreme anxiety, thoughts of self harm periods of mania and more.

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Special Thanks to: Osentoski Reality and Auctioneering for donating auction services, the Caro AYSO Soccer Association for use of their grounds, and Hot Rods BBQ & Catering for providing concessions.

If you think you may have a mental illness, talk with your doctor. Whatever the outcome is, there’s hope. Whether you’re living with a mental illness or think you may be at risk, know that you’re not alone and treatment is available.

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Tracy L. Vaughn, 45, of Millington Township – granted a two-year delay of sentence in 2016 after being convicted of five counts of embezzlement from the now-closed Vassar Radio Shack – violated probation by stealing merchandise from the Birch Run store, said Tuscola County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Eric F. Wanink. “It just kind of boggles the mind,” Wanink told The Advertiser on Monday minutes after Tuscola County Circuit Judge Amy Grace Gierhart sent Vaughn to prison. Vaughn pleaded no contest in April to probation violation. The store where Vaughn worked is the Ann Taylor Factory Store in the Birch Run Premium Outlets, according to court statements on Monday. “She took close to $15,000 in merchandise from that (Birch Run) store while on a delay of sentence from this court,” Wanink told the judge. Vaughn, in a handwritten letter to Gierhart, didn’t mention specifics about any thefts from the Birch Run business. “I know what I did was wrong and yet I couldn’t and still don’t know why I did it,”


wrote Vaughn, noting she has been told she has bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety. “I’m on medication for my mental illness but it’s a process to find the right meds that stabilize me without losing all feelings & put me in a manic state that causes me to be impulsive,” wrote Vaughn. Vaughn’s lawyer, Caro attorney Gregory H. Bringard, said Vaughn has been receiving mental-health counseling, isn’t violent and has been paying restitution for crimes at the Vassar Radio Shack. Bringard told the judge he didn’t think it’s appropriate for Gierhart to place Vaughn in prison. Vaughn, in her letter, pleaded for the judge to keep her on probation rather than put her in jail. She stated she fears that if she’s sent to jail she’ll never receive the necessary counseling and treatment. “I have 2 wonderful children. I love them more than life itself. I just want to get better,” Vaughn wrote. Vaughn stated she realizes she needs counseling in order to get issues from her childhood “out in the open.” But Wanink said a report prepared prior

to Vaughn’s sentencing on Monday outlines “problems the defendant has (caused) in several businesses during her professional career.” Wanink said it’s “unfathomable” Vaughn would “repeat the same behavior” and steal from a Birch Run store after receiving a delay of sentence in Tuscola County for embezzlement from the Vassar Radio Shack. Vaughn pleaded no contest in 2016 to five counts of embezzlement of $1,000 to $20,000 from the Radio Shack. Vaughn worked at the store and the crimes occurred between Jan. 1, 2013 and April 28, 2014. Wanink said in court on Monday that the money embezzled from the Radio Shack by Vaughn “more or less led to the dissolution of that business.” Gierhart ordered Vaughn to repay $32,000 in restitution to the Radio Shack, and Vaughn had repaid about $4,000 of that amount as of Monday, according to Bringard. Bringard said “my understanding is that criminal charges won’t be brought” against Vaughn in Saginaw County in connection with allegations of theft of merchandise from the Birch Run clothing store.

Wanink said representatives of the clothing store “were going to determine internally whether to pursue criminal charges” against Vaughn. A probation officer reported Vaughn was fired in January from her job at “Ann Taylor/ The Loft.” Bringard said Vaughn has since landed a job an at RV park and campground. “I have a job I love,” Vaughn wrote. “Its family owned and they have taken me into there family as if I am family and I don’t want to loss this.” Saginaw County District Court records indicate Vaughn pleaded guilty to embezzlement of under $200 in connection with money taken from Frankenmuth Brewery. On June 3, 2013, Vaughn received a delayed sentence in Saginaw County in connection with that plea, but later embezzled funds from the Vassar Radio Shack after the June date in 2013. After Vaughn paid $151.75 in restitution to Frankenmuth Brewery later in 2013, Saginaw County prosecutors dropped the original criminal charge of embezzlement of under $200.


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When: June 11 – 3:07 p.m. Where: West Sanilac Road Incident: Traffic, Non-Criminal – Accident • Two vehicle accident When: June 11 – 3:20 p.m. Where: 4500 block of West Caro Road Incident: Inspections/ Investigations – Other Inspections • Liquor inspection Koylton Township

When: June 8 – 12:56 a.m. Where: Kingston Road Incident: Traffic, - Non-Criminal – Accident • One vehicle accident When: June 8 – 10:05 a.m. Where: 6000 block of Denhoff Road Incident: Inspections/ Investigations – Family Trouble • Civil dispute over property When: June 8 – 10:23 a.m. Where: Mayville Road Incident: Miscellaneous – NonCriminal • Injured deer – dispatched and removed Millington Township

When: June 11 – 6:45 p.m. Where: Willard Road Incident: Traffic, Non-Criminal – Accident • Two vehicle accident Tuscola Township

When: June 8 – 9:01 a.m. Where: 1000 block of West Saginaw Road Incident: False Alarm • False alarm

When: June 11 – 9:42 a.m. Where: Saginaw Road Incident: Traffic – Driving on Suspended/Revoked/Refused License • Driving while license suspended When: June 11 – 9:42 a.m. Where: Saginaw Road Incident: Violation – Insurance – Fail to File Personal Liability Property Damage Insurance • No insurance Vassar Township

When: June 8 – 2:25 a.m. Where: 4000 block of Waterman Road Incident: Assault and Battery/ Simple Assault • Domestic assault When: June 8 – 10:15 p.m. Where: Saginaw Road Incident: Traffic, Non-Criminal Accident • Car/deer When: June 9 – 11:48 p.m. Where: Caine Road Incident: Miscellaneous – NonCriminal • Traffic hazard – child in roadway, unable to locate When: June 9 – 11:30 p.m. Where: 4000 block of West Saginaw Road Incident: Assault and Battery/ Simple Assault • Assault at party When: June 11 – 12:20 p.m. Where: 3000 block of West Saginaw Road

Incident: Inspections/ Investigations – Other Inspections • Liquor inspection When: June 11 – 2 p.m. Where: Hasco Road Incident: Inspections/ Investigations – Suspicious Situations • Suspicious item in ditch Wells Township

When: June 8 – 12:30 p.m. Where: 1000 block of Froede Road Incident: Assault and Battery/ Simple Assault • Domestic assault


When: June 8 – 6:10 a.m. Where: 5000 block of Center Street Incident: False Alarm • False alarm When: June 9 – 11:45 a.m. Where: 4000 block of Center Street Incident: Miscellaneous – NonCriminal • Verbal argument Gagetown

When: June 8 – 8:10 p.m. Where: 6000 block of Cleaver

When: June 9 – 7:57 a.m. Where: Bevens Road Incident: Traffic, Non-Criminal – Traffic Investigations/Surveys • Traffic hazard – deceased deer on roadway, removed

Street Incident: Inspections/ Investigations – Family Trouble • Civil dispute Kingston

When: June 10 – 11:16 p.m. Where: 6000 block of State Street Incident: Assault and Battery/ Simple Assault • Assault and battery Cass City

When: June 11 – 5:20 p.m. Where: 4000 block of Kelly Drive Incident: Miscellaneous – Assist to Other Police Agency

• Assist Cass City Police with verbal domestic Millington

When: June 11 – 1:54 a.m. Where: 8000 block of State Road Incident: Miscellaneous – NonCriminal • Welfare check Caro

When: June 10 – 10:15 p.m. Where: 100 block of Gilford Road Incident: Miscellaneous – Assist to Other Police Agency • Assist Caro Police Department with domestic assault


When: June 11 – 5:05 p.m. Where: 3000 block of Froede Road Incident: Larceny (Other) • Stolen hay



When: June 9 – 11:30 a.m. Where: 4000 block of Center Street Incident: Assault and Battery/ Simple Assault • Domestic assault When: June 9 – 12:30 p.m. Where: 3000 block of Mill Street Incident: Damage to Property – Private Property • Malicious destruction of property – damage to tire

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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.

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

Fairgrove Presbyterian Church Service Times: Sundays - 10 a.m.; Wednesdays - 7 p.m. Location: 1392 N. Kingston Rd. (1/4 miles south of Deford on Kingston Rd.)

Contact: 989-872-4055


Bible Study: Coffee Followship: Sunday Service:

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

Church office 989-673-6630 • "Come Celebrate God's Love"


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


Pastor Carole Brown

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

Worship Service & Child Ed. Sunday 10:30 A.M.

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



St. Christopher Parish

(The Wednesday Service is for adults and youth ministries)

1230 E. Caro Rd. Sunday Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Sunday School after worship

Living Waters Chapel is a non-denominational charismatic church |

For More Information

Call 989-673-2217

ST. FRANCES X. CABRINI CATHOLIC CHURCH 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.

Pastor Penny L. Parkin, 989-600-8086


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.

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.


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

Worship in the Wesleyan Tradition Pastor Jim Mellish

140 Atwood Street, Caro Ph. 989-673-2346

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

Welcomes You!

Ph. 989-823-8697

Rev. Jerzy Dobosz, Parochial Administrator


334 Division St., Vassar • 989-823-2911

3822 W. Saginaw Rd., Vassar, MI

Pastor Philomena

10 A.M. Worship Service 7 P.M. Wednesday Bible Study Tuesday - Youth Group 6-8 P.M. Continuing To Grow In God's Light

Nicholas Schmelter


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

5040 Maple St. Fairgrove 989-693-6043

Director of Worship and Congregational Life

(September through May)

650 SOUTH HOOPER ST., CARO, MI 48723 PHONE: 989-673-2160

website: email:

"Church With The Bells"

Worship Service Sunday School for all ages

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

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

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

203 N. Almer, Caro • 989-673-6630

Penny L. Parkin, Pastor


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“Every time they check me, I’m getting sicker, which moves me up on the (transplant) list, so that’s not bad, but it’s definitely not a good thing,” Ray Hess III said. “It’s good, but it’s bad,” added Mae Hess, who works as lead teller/operational specialist at Chase Bank in Vassar. “It is stressful knowing that he is sick and, you know, possibly – who knows how long he’s going to be here? I think of the future and ask, ‘What am I going to do without him?’ That’s always in the back of my mind, but I can’t dwell on that because I have my kids who I have to be strong for, and I have to be strong for him. “It’s kind of like you’re on autopilot. You just kind of go through the motions and not try to think about what’s actually going on in the present.” If Hess can find a living donor, the surgery can take place before he becomes seriously ill, which often leads to a better outcome, according to Henry Ford Transplant Institute. And the liver from a living donor is in better condition because it is outside the body for a very short time compared with a liver from a deceased donor. A prospective donor may call Henry Ford Health System at 1-800-HENRYFORD (1800-436-793673) or visit transplant for more information. A potential donor also can contact the Hess family at 989-332-3232. The number of people needing a liver transplant is

greater than the number of available organs, according to the Henry Ford Transplant Institute. As he waits, Ray Hess III figures he has a vital source of support. “God has got his hand on me and he’s keeping an eye on me, and I don’t know why,” Hess said. “I don’t know what his plan is for me, but he obviously don’t want me to die yet.” Hess said he has learned to rely on others in his times of trouble. “The biggest thing is I’ve turned everything over to God, and I’m letting him deal with it and help me through it,” Hess said. “The whole family goes to First Baptist Church of Vassar, and they’ve been really, really good to us.” Donations from church members helped provide items for a May rummage sale that raised funds for the Hess family, and a second sale is set for Aug. 3 and Aug. 4, at 212 Division St. in Vassar, to generate money to help pay debts associated with Ray Hess III’s medical battle. Donors of gently-used items may call the family at 989-332-3232 to arrange to give items, or inquire about making donations. “We had donation cans set out at the (May) sale and people gave even if they didn’t buy something,” said Mary Hess, 75, Ray Hess III’s mother. Ray Hess III said health complications related to his failing liver, and cirrhosis,

have prevented him from working at his job with a crew installing cellphone towers and related equipment. He battles fatigue, pain, psoriasis and confusion, and travels to Saginaw twice weekly for procedures that drain fluid off his body. “The largest amount that I can remember that they’ve taken off me was 9.5 liters,” Hess said. While the Hess family has medical insurance, Ray Hess III described it as a “Ford Pinto” plan rather than a Cadillacstyle benefit. “I’m already very, very in debt, medically, and of course I have prescriptions that we have co-pays on, and then after I get my transplant I’ll be taking 15 to 20 pills a day,” Hess said. “That adds up, because not everything is covered by insurance.” Anyone wishing to help the family may write a check payable to “Ray Hess” and mail it to: Ray Hess, 316 S. Main St., Vassar, MI 48768. “I couldn’t ask for a better family,” Ray Hess III said, adding that his parents, Ray Hess Jr. and Mary Hess, “have went above and beyond helping us.” “They’re the biggest supporters we have,” added Mae Hess. “Well, this is family,” Mary Hess said. “We don’t desert our family, no matter what.” “And God’s been good to us,” Ray Hess Jr. said.

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Mae Hess and her husband, Ray Hess III, said they’ve received great support from family members and members of First Baptist Church of Vassar as Ray Hess III seeks a liver transplant. A living donor can donate a portion of his or her liver to help Hess, and that donor’s liver will grow back, according to the Henry Ford Transplant Institute. Those seeking more information may visit or call 1-800-HENRYFORD.

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Just keep swimming, paddling, kayaking and more at Cass River event By Alex Szwarc Reporter

On June 23, instead of the phrase “just keep swimming” from the movie “Finding Nemo,” folks participating in an annual Cass River event will just keep swimming, paddling, kayaking and canoeing. In its seventh year, the Cass River Paddle and Relay Swim winds its way through Tuscola County to Frankenmuth. “There’s no fee involved and it’s a fun day to be on the river,” President of the Bavarian Inn Restaurant and Event Organizer Bill Zehnder said. “People who have never done it before are amazed at how attractive and beautiful the river is.” Intended for swimmers, paddlers, runyakers and pontoon owners, river enthusiasts will gather for a day in the water on parts of the 61.5-mile-long Cass River. Runyaking combines stretches of running and kayaking to a targeted location. “Runyakers will park their car in Frankenmuth, then run from Frankenmuth (launch) to Tuscola (several miles) where they previously had dropped off their kayaks,” Zehnder said. “Then they paddle from Tuscola into Frankenmuth.” The paddle and swim is promoted as an informal water event that produces camaraderie and brings awareness to the Cass River as a natural resource. New for this year is the option to rent kayaks from Kayak Frankenmuth. Rental information can be found on its website or by emailing kayakfrankenmuth@gmail. com. Hourly rates are $15 for a single kayak rental or $25 for a double (two-seater) kayak. Attendees have a few options for how much time and distance they spend in the Cass River and may start from various points, depending on what event they are participating in. The final destination for all events is the shore of the Cass River near Heritage Park in Frankenmuth. The first option is for kayakers, canoers and paddlers to meet at the Tuscola

Township Park Launch, at 8561 Van Cleve Rd. and depart at about 9:30 a.m. It is five miles from the launch to Frankenmuth and the journey is expected to take around two hours. Those looking to strengthen their endurance and are up for the challenge of a longer trip down the river can start at the Vassar canoe and kayak launch at 122 S. Water St. at 7 a.m. and get to Frankenmuth around noon. This option is 11.1 miles from Vassar to the finish in Frankenmuth. “You can start at Vassar and if you go to Frankenmuth, you will have to start a little earlier,” Zehnder said. “It is a very pretty stretch of the river from Vassar to Tuscola. It’s not real deep and the river moves a little faster.” Swimmers will depart by 9 a.m. from the riverbank at 9396 Ormes Road, east of Frankenmuth. Pontoons will ride alongside swimmers downstream to Heritage Park. Zehnder said this route is approximately 3.5 miles long. Following the paddle and swim, the first 50 participants arriving at the destination point at Heritage Park, located at 601 Weiss St., will get a hot dog or bratwurst between noon to 1 p.m. Food is being donated by the Bavarian Inn. “The event is not a competition. It’s all about fellowship and having a fun time on the river. If people want to make it a relay, they can,” Zehnder said. In 2017, despite the river being too high for swimmers to join in, between 50 and 75 people took part in the event. Zehnder is expecting even more this year since the water level is normal, which bodes well for swimmers. The main goal of the Cass River Greenway, something which the paddle and swim event accomplishes, is to enhance recreational opportunities and the environmental well-being of the Cass River Corridor. The paddle and swim is free to participate in with commemorative T-shirts available for $5. Those interested can RSVP by Friday to Lori Payne at Lpayne@ or calling 989-652-9941.

Members of Michigan’s Wood and Canoe Club at a previous year’s Cass River Paddle and Swim. Folks are asked to RSVP by Friday for the event on June 23.

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Swimmers in the Cass River take part in a recent Cass River Paddle and Swim event. Folks are asked to RSVP by Friday for the event on June 23.

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Community Calendar -Editor’s note: Community Calendar listings are available free of charge to non-commercial and non-political businesses and organizations that are not charging a fee for their event. Space is limited to availability. PLEASE NOTE: All Community Calendar listings that advertise a fundraiser containing a cost will be charged a minimal fee for their listing. PUBLIC ACTIVITIES Budget Meeting at Bullard Sanford Memorial Library in Vassar will be held June 14 at 7 p.m. Rawson Memorial Library in Cass City is hosting free Senior Citizen Movies on June 15 at 1:30 p.m. Movies are: “Naledi: One Little Elephant” and “Berlin: Resilient, Reunited and Reborn.” Caro Area District Library free events: June 15 – Friday Flicks will show “Dirty Dancing” at 6 p.m. Running time 100 minutes. Free fresh popcorn. Fairgrove High School Annual Alumni Luncheon meets June 15 at the Brentwood in Caro at 11:30 a.m. for conversation and lunch. Please invite all graduates to attend. Reservations not required. Tip of the Thumb Dancers will be held Saturday, June 16 from 7-10:30 p.m. at the Huron County Senior Center, 150 Nugent Rd., Bad Axe. All ages welcome. Bring finger foods and friends. Homegrown Food Series (4th segment) at the Caro Area District Library will be held on June 21 at 6 p.m. Karly Creguer of MSU Extension Office will teach the science behind the different colors of fruits and vegetables, the health benefits and how to make garden salsa. Registration is required – call 989-673-4329. Market in the Park will be held on Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Something for everyone – furniture, books, toys, gift baskets, baked goods, kids’ activities. Hosted by Owendale UMC. Thumb Dance Club will be held Saturday, June 23 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

810-404-4250 or Gordon at 810-712-1427. Caro Shuffleboard Courts are open every Monday night at 6 p.m. for practice and fun games. There is no charge and no equipment needed. Free lessons are available. Tennis shoes or closed toe shoes are the only requirement. 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 989-6734121. Spoonfuls of Plenty free community meal every Wednesday of each month at LeeRoy Clark Center, 435 Green St. in Caro, 3:306:30 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, 989-6832791. 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. www. Writers Guild of Shay Lake meets the first and third Thursdays at 4 p.m. at the Caro Public Library, 840 W. Frank St., Caro. Contact Rod Merton at 989-293-8854 for information. “SAVE A LIFE” Learn free by-stander/ compression only CPR the third Tuesday of each month at Caro Area District Library, 6-7 p.m. Call 989-615-0078 to enroll or daveluebbert@ Tuscola County Conservation Club, Gun Club Road and M-24, Caro, open to the public for trap and skeet Thursday from 6-9:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Free trap and skeet lessons every Thursday at 7 p.m. Shooting six

stand Thursday nights. Handgun & trap shooting – Marlette Sportsmen’s Association will be open to anyone wishing to shoot handguns (pistols) every Tuesday beginning at 6 p.m. and trap shooting every Thursday beginning at 6 p.m. The club is located 2 miles west and 4 ½ miles north of Marlette. For more information, call Bill Maher at 989-635-7072. Euchre every Monday, 7 p.m. at American Legion Hall in Caro. Open to the public. Kingston’s food auction, 1 p.m., fourth Saturday 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 Seventhday Adventist Church, 5920 Frankenmuth Rd. for free clothing, shoes, bedding, etc. Donations greatly appreciated. Phone 989-823-8791 or 989-823-3069. Closed when school closes due to weather. SouthernCare Hospice is searching for Volunteers for our Volunteer Program. Volunteers make a big difference in the lives of Hospice patients and their families. Call us at 989-790-7533 to learn more about becoming a Hospice Volunteer. 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 Lions Pavilion at the fairgrounds. Membership applications available. Call 989-673-5588 for more information. Tuscola County Coin Club will meet every fourth Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Caro Library. For more information, contact Dan at 989-843-5247 or 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 989-5514619 for more information.


Herbs and some meds don’t mix Herbal remedies may be used to treat symptoms of many conditions and can often be a viable tool in an overall health plan. But there is a dearth of research evaluating the use of herbal medicines, particularly in clinical trial. However, The Mayo Clinic says about one-half of adults in the United States reports having used at least one dietary supplement in the previous month, though research indicates that only about 34 percent of people who take herbal supplements tell their doctors about it, even those who are taking a prescription medication. Just because a substance is naturally derived does not make it entirely safe to use in all instances. In fact, many herbs can interact poorly with other drugs. According to the article “Use of Herbal Medicines and Implications for Conventional Drug Therapy Medical Sciences,” published in 2013 by researchers at the University of Texas and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, although many benefits can be derived from the use of herbs, potential areas of concern include possible product contamination and/ or adulterations, potential toxicity and high potential of known and unknown drug/herb interactions. Herbal medicines are not standardized and monitored like prescription and over-the-counter medication, so safe use cannot be guaranteed. The information provided here should not replace the advice of a qualified physician. However, these are some known medication-herbal interactions that can occur.

Heart health Several popular supplements, including Coenzyme Q-10, St. John’s Wort and Danshen, can interact with common heart medications. It is important to read how these herbs can interact with Warfarin, calcium channel blockers, anticoagulants, and digoxin, among others. Interactions can include everything from reductions in

drug efficacy to increased risk of bleeding to irregular heartbeat, states the Mayo Clinic. Women’s health Women who are going through menopause and have experienced hot flashes, painful menstruation and other vaginal conditions may take black cohosh. But there is concern that black cohosh may enhance liver toxicity when taken with certain medications, such as astorvastatin, acetaminophen and alcohol, according to Colds and respiratory health Historically, goldenseal has been used for various health conditions of the skin, ulcers and respiratory infections. Goldenseal is a potent inhibitor of liver enzymes. A 2012 review from the National Institutes of Health found that goldenseal has a high herb-drug interaction risk. Mental well-being Herbal remedies may help people treat anxiety, insomnia and depression.


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Baseball and softball teams advance to semis

Millington dominates way to second state semifinal birth in three years Sports Editor

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UNIVERSITY CENTER – If longtime baseball and softball rhetoric is to be believed, hitters should never try for home runs and instead just let them come as they may. But when you’re among the best hitters on the best team in the state, as Darrien Roberts can lay claim as a catalyst for Division 3 topranked Millington softball, all bets are off. The Cardinals (38-2) were in the midst of grinding out a regional title win over Byron on Saturday at Millington High School, leading 4-0 in the bottom of the sixth inning when Roberts came to the plate with the bases loaded. Sensing the opportunity to do something big that would help atone for a regional performance that by her measure was substandard leading into her final at-bat, the Cardinals’ sophomore utility player swung for the fence and didn’t miss. Roberts’ grand slam applied the finishing touch to an 8-0 Cardinals’ win that sent them on to the quarterfinal round for the third consecutive season. Millington followed up the regional title with a dominating 15-0 win over Sandusky Tuesday at Saginaw Valley State University to earn a trip to Friday’s state semifinals at Michigan State University. The Cardinals play at 10 a.m. against Sanford Meridian, 10-1 winners over Negaunee Tuesday.



Unionville-Sebewaing Area’s baseball team on to its second straight semifinal that’s just the second in program history. “That’s the best feeling a pitcher can have,” UNIVERSITY CENTER – Hunter Bohn repaid his offense for a five-run top of the first said Bohn. “One run would’ve been great, inning in Tuesday’s Division 4 quarterfinal but five runs were just that much sweeter.” The Patriots (21-15-1) were hardly against Plymouth Christian with a starting pitching performance to match, one that sent finished after their early offensive outburst, as they proceeded to add six more runs by game’s end for an 11-2 victory. The plan was to try and get to Plymouth Christian early in its first ever quarterfinal appearance, said USA coach Tyler Bader. “To come out and try to knock their wind out right off the bat helped us and hurt them,” said Bader. Reaching the state semifinals for the second straight season was a point of pride for Bohn and his teammates. “It feels great getting back to East Lansing,” said Bohn of Friday and Saturday’s site for the state semifinals and finals. (Photo by John Cook “Some people don’t get to USA’s Cooper Kauffold (9) celebrates with teammate Vicente Brabo (23) during Tuesday’s experience (getting to the state 11-2 Division 4 quarterfinal win over Plymouth semifinals) in their lives, and I’m Christian. The Patriots will play 11:30 a.m. Friday now fortunate enough to be able against the winner of St. Joseph Lake Michigan/ to experience it twice.” Petersburg-Summerfield at Michigan State See USA BASEBALL B3 University in the state semis. Sports Editor

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Millington sophomore Darrien Roberts is all smiles rounding third base after her sixthinning grand slam put the finishing touches on the Division 3 top-ranked Cardinals’ 8-0 victory over Byron in the regional softball final on Saturday in Millington. Cardinals’ coach Greg Hudie shows his appreciation for the play with a high five.

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“I wanted that home run,” Roberts said Saturday before quickly correcting herself, “I needed that home run. My hitting wasn’t that great today. “Hitting a grand slam in a regional championship is a pretty cool feeling and not something that happens very often. I’m glad I was able to give us a boost,” she added. “I knew it was gone off the bat and it had me slightly tearing up coming around third (on the home-run trot).” Millington mercied St. Louis 11-1 in five innings in its regional semifinal to reach the championship game. Despite being one of the youngest Millington starters, Roberts is second on the team with nine homers and leads the Cardinals with 57 RBIs in 39 games — all while batting out of the leadoff spot in the batting order for a luxury that most teams simply can’t match. Currently batting .460, the second-year varsity player has verbally committed to play for Aquinas College. “It’s never been my goal to hit homers,” she said of her traditional plate approach, Saturday’s grandslam exemption notwithstanding. “My goal is to get on base, but if we’ve got runners on base, then my goal becomes driving them in.” Millington’s pitching tandem of freshman Sabrina Gates in Game 1 and junior Kent State commit Gabbie Sherman in the finals was consistent with their performances they’ve turned in all year. The lone run the Cardinals allowed on the day came in their opener with the Sharks, and it was unearned. Gates earned the win over St. Louis in five innings that yielded five hits, one walk and included two strikeouts. She was also her greatest source of offense, contributing to her pitching cause with a 3-for-3 effort that included a homer and five RBIs. Millington continues to add to its best single-season homer total in school history, as Price’s and Roberts’ contributions counted as home run numbers 42 and 43. “That’s what’s great about our team is that anyone can hit one at any time,” continued Hudie. “Sabrina’s our seventh hitter and she homered for us in the first game.” Junior Madi Hahn’s 10 homers pace Millington while Cardinals’ career home run leader Sydney Bishop — also a junior — has contributed eight homers. Rounding out the Cardinals’ offensive highlights in beating the Sharks were Sherman going 2-for-3 with two RBIs, Leah Denome going 2-for-3 and McKenna Slough adding a hit with two RBIs. The championship shutout victory was credited to Sherman, who in seven innings gave up four hits,

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walked none and struck out 13. Roberts said the way the Cardinals’ career wins leader goes about her business takes pressure off Millington’s offense, and the same could be said for Sherman enjoying the comforts of some sizable leads through a season of equally impressive offensive dominance. “She gives us a chance to win every game,” said Roberts of her confidence in Sherman. In assessing her performance, Sherman confirmed she felt just as dialed in as she appeared. “My pitching coach helped me tweak something (mechanically) on Thursday, and it helped me have my best stuff today,” said Sherman. “My spins, rise and drop-curve were all working, and I was able to move the ball up or down in the zone.” Joining Roberts in leading the Cardinals’ offense in the finals was Bishop going 2-for-4. Roberts was an eighth-grader back in 2016 when Millington made it to the state semifinals for the first time in school history. She said she hopes to get to experience reaching the final four for the first time herself as part of the Cardinals’ hopeful path toward their goal of winning the first state title in program history. “I wasn’t with them when they went to Michigan State,” said Roberts of the 2016 state semifinal appearance. “I want to be able to play on that field and win a state championship. I’m very confident that we can if we play to the best of our abilities.” Hudie said experiencing the thrill of winning a regional never gets old. The three consecutive regional titles are also the only three in school history for a Cardinals’ program that’s increasingly atoning for its less formidable years. “We don’t take it for granted,” said Hudie. “I tell the kids to cherish every moment of this because you never know what the next year will bring.” Against Sandusky in Tuesday’s quarterfinal, the Cardinals won in game stopped after four innings because of the mercy rule. “Today was great,” said Millington coach Greg Hudie. “The girls came right out in the first inning and put some runs on the board. I could feel the team getting pumped up, and knew they weren’t going to stop. “It’s all that we’ve worked for.” Gabbie Sherman was the winning pitcher, allowing one hit, no walks and striking out eight Redskins’ hitters. Leah Denome was 4-for-4 with four runs scored and two RBIs to lead the Cardinals while Maddie Hahn’s 3-for-3 effort included her team-high 11th homer to go with three RBIs and two runs scored.


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The Millington softball team poses for a picture after winning its third straight Division 3 regional on Saturday in Millington. The Cardinals defeated St. Louis 11-1 in five innings to reach the finals, and then beat Byron 8-0.

As Cardinals’ coach Greg Hudie holds his team’s regional championship trophy up high for all to see, Millington players led by Gabbie Sherman (12) approach him to share in a huddle celebration. The Cardinals beat St. Louis 11-1 in five innings in the regional semifinal, and followed up with an 8-0 win over Byron in the finals of the Division 3 softball regional they hosted on Saturday.

Millington leadoff hitter Darrien Roberts approaches home plate and a full-team celebration of her ninth homer of the season, which was a sixth-inning grand slam to complete the Cardinals’ scoring in an 8-0 Division 3 softball regional championship win over Byron on Saturday in Millington. In the first game of the day, Millington beat St. Louis 11-1 in a five-inning mercy.


Millington base runner Hannah Bees shares a handshake and a smile with Cardinals’ first-base coach Pennie Roehl after Bees contributed to the cause in an 8-0 Cardinals’ victory over Byron in the finals of the Division 3 softball regional on Saturday in Millington. The Cardinals earned an 11-1, five-inning mercy over St. Louis in the regional semifinal.

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Blast-off: Grand slam by USA’s Pavlichek sends Patriots on to state semifinals By Adam Smith Sports Editor

UNIVERSITY CENTER – Unionville-Sebewaing Area starting pitcher Katie Engelhardt only needed a run, and Delanie Pavlichek only needed one swing to accommodate. Timing was everything for the Patriots (31-8) in their 14th consecutive Division 4 softball quarterfinal appearance on Tuesday at Saginaw Valley State University, as their game with Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes was still scoreless heading into the bottom of the sixth inning when the momentum of the game took a dramatic turn toward an eventual 4-0 USA victory. Waterford starting pitcher Hannah Davies was dominant up to that point, having only given up two hits, but started showing signs of fatigue when a single and a pair of walks loaded the bases with one out and Pavlichek due up. With the benefit of knowing that Davies’margin for error was gone, knowing she couldn’t allow herself to walk in the potential game-winning run, Pavlichek knew she’d in all likelihood be getting a fastball over the heart of the plate. The USA junior took care of the rest, cracking a one-out grand slam far over the left field fence to send her team on to Friday’s state

semifinals. “A sacrifice fly could’ve done the job, but hitting the ball over the fence works too,” said Pavlichek. “My first base coach told me to make sure (Davies) threw a strike, and she did. I was sitting on something I could drive,” she added. “We needed a rally and we got one.” The play sent USA’s players and coaches into a frenzy that saw Patriots’ coach Isaiah Gainforth nearly jump out of his shoes in jubilation. “I don’t think I’ve jumped that high in about 15 years,” said USA coach Isaiah Gainforth of his reaction to Pavlichek’s grand slam. “That’s what the game does to you, and that’s why you do it. That was awesome.” Gainforth said he’d given some thought to calling for a squeeze to try and push the go-ahead run across home plate, but settled on instructing Pavlichek to just look for a pitch she could put a good swing on with hopes of a sacrifice fly. “I just told her not to do too much, and that a fly ball would work, but that was a no-doubter; a bomb,” said Gainforth. “I told the girls between innings to do something they can talk about for years from now, to make some memories, and she (Pavlichek) made a big memory for herself.”

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USA players celebrate during a 4-0 Division 4 quarterfinal win over Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes Tuesday. Katie Engelhardt tossed a shutout and Delanie Pavlichek plated all the Patriots’ runs with a grand slam.


Engelhardt gave a gutsy performance that Patriots’ coach Isaiah Gainforth has come to expect from one of his senior leaders, allowing just one hit with two walks while striking out 12 over a complete-game seven innings. “A senior on a mission is a scary thing for an opposing coach,” said Gainforth, noting that applied to both Engelhardt and Davies. “Davies is a senior all-stater who’s been here before, so Katie had to really bear down and make some pitches.” The only other hits for USA were a double from Brynn Polega, and a single each from Lauren Adam and Maci Montgomery. Adam also walked once and stole two bases batting out of the leadoff spot. The Patriots advance to play Centreville at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Michigan State University in East Lansing. USA won its regional on Saturday at Kingston to reach the quarterfinal round. The Patriots beat Mayville 15-0 in three innings of the regional semifinal, then knocked off Ubly 10-2 in the championship game. Engelhardt had a memorable performance in the finals, going 4-for-4 with a grand slam, a triple, two doubles and seven RBIs. She was also the winning pitcher, yielding just four hits with nine strikeouts.

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For Bader, it wasn’t a surprise that a pair of seniors in Bohn and Cooper Kauffold factored prominently into the outcome. “I put Hunter and Cooper in the same category. In big-game situations, they embrace those moments,” said Bader. Affectionately dubbed “Mr. Tuesday” by his coaches and teammates for pitching them to quarterfinal wins in back-to-back seasons as the Patriots’ No. 3 starter behind the unavailable Devin Riskey and Brendan Prime, Bohn has never shied away from playing on a grand stage. He pitched the game’s first six innings and allowed one earned run on seven hits with five strikeouts. Bohn was also a key component to USA’s offense, going 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored. “The kid’s an absolute gamer who wants the ball in big situations, and we saw that from him

during basketball season,” said Bader of Bohn being the starting point guard for the Patriots’ basketball team in this year’s run to the Class C state quarterfinals. “He did just what we wanted him to do and got us to the seventh inning.” Kauffold highlighted the Patriots’ offensive effort going 4-for-4 with two doubles, three RBIs and two runs scored. Nic Lutz added two hits with a double, three RBIs and a run scored, and Landin Zimmer had two hits and scored twice. “I just went up there trying to get base hits and got some good pitches to hit. It worked out well for me today,” said Kauffold. USA will face the winner of Tuesday’s quarterfinal matchup between St. Joseph Lake Michigan and Petersburg-Summerfield in the state semifinals at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Michigan State University in East Lansing. The result of that game was unavailable by The

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One bad inning proves costly for Vassar baseball in regional loss MILLINGTON — Vassar starting pitcher Steven Hecht shut St. Charles out over the first five innings of Saturday’s Division 3 baseball regional semifinal, but when the Bulldogs finally broke into the scoring column in the sixth inning, the floodgates opened. St. Charles proceeded on its way to six unanswered runs that accounted for all of the scoring in its 6-0 win over the Vulcans. The first run allowed by Hecht was the only earned run charged to him, but instead of limiting the damage and keeping the game within reach, three Vassar errors contributed to the St. Charles six-run frame. “It could’ve been 1-0 after six innings,” said Vassar coach Jason Hahn of the defensive miscues. “Steven did what he’s done all year for us and gave us an excellent opportunity to win,” he added. “He limited

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Ricardo Macon takes a swing for Vassar during a 6-0, Division 3 baseball regional semifinal loss to St. Charles on Saturday at Millington High School.

base runners and scoring opportunities, but we had one inning where we kind of fell apart defensively and they took advantage of situations we were unable to.” Hecht’s line through six innings included seven hits allowed with three walks and eight strikeouts. The Vulcans totaled just two hits in the game — a double by Collin Bowden and a single by Hecht — but fell victim to some hard-hit balls finding St. Charles gloves instead of holes in the defensive alignment. “We hit the ball hard, but unfortunately right at people,” said Hahn. “I didn’t feel that their pitcher was overpowering, but he located his pitches very well to keep our hitters off-balance. We just couldn’t get the big hit when we needed it.” Vassar had its chances to break through offensively, but

left the bases loaded in the third inning, left runners on second and third in the fourth inning and left a runner on third in the fifth inning. “We play a lot on confidence, and after seeing a couple situations where we didn’t produce, it got to our confidence a bit and some guys were trying to press more than normal,” explained Hahn. The Vulcans’ overall body of work this season was impressive, winning their first league title since 1994, their first district title since 2011 and tying their school record for wins with a final record of 26-8. “All things considered, we had a tremendous season,” said Hahn. “I hope the kids can get past the disappointment of losing at regionals and not take for granted all that they accomplished this season.”

Vassar’s Steven Hecht pitches against St. Charles during Division The Vassar baseball team huddles on the field before its Division 3 regional semifinal 3 baseball regional semifinal play on showdown against St. Charles on Saturday at Millington High School. The Vulcans won Greater Saturday at Millington High School. Thumb West and district titles this year, but saw their season end with a 6-0 loss to the Bulldogs. The Vulcans’ season ended with a 6-0 loss to the Bulldogs.

Cass City loses seventh-inning lead to Bishop Foley, can’t recover in regional baseball loss BROWN CITY — Despite managing just five base runners on the night, Cass City was still in position to win Saturday’s Division 3 baseball regional semifinal with Madison Heights Bishop Foley late into the game. The Red Hawks were leading 2-1 heading into the top of the seventh inning when the Ventures erased the deficit with a three-run frame to seize a 4-2 lead. Cass City was able to gain a run back in the bottom of the seventh when Tristan Swiderski scored on a wild pitch that also led to Hunter Vaughan moving into scoring position at second base as the potential game-tying run. However, the Red Hawks fell short of the final breakthrough they were seeking with what ended as a 4-3 loss to Bishop Foley at Brown City High School. Cass City’s starting pitcher Kendall Anthes had his team staked to a 2-1 edge when he

returned to the mound looking to close out the Ventures in the final inning, but allowed a single followed by a double to put runners on second and third before giving way to Kenton Wiseman in relief. Wiseman was then greeted with a two-run triple that was charged to Anthes, and Bishop Foley accounted for its final run on a fielder’s choice. Anthes allowed three earned runs on four hits with four walks and four strikeouts over six innings in taking the pitching loss while Wiseman gave up an earned run on two hits in an inning of work. The Red Hawks were limited to one single each from Anthes, Swiderski and Vaughan while Zack Beecher, Joey Krol and Swiderski scored one run apiece. The loss did nothing to diminish Cass City’s overall record of 17-4-1 this season that included its first district title since 2014.

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Cass City’s Kendall Anthes pitches against Vassar during regularseason play this year. Anthes started for the Red Hawks in Saturday’s Division 3 baseball regional semifinal against Madison Heights Bishop Foley and staked them to a 2-1 lead going into the seventh inning, but a three-run top of the seventh for the Ventures accounted for the difference in their 4-3 win at Brown City High School.

Frankenmuth wraps up boys’ golf season at state finals EAST LANSING — Frankenmuth shot a two-day total of 720 to close out the Division 3 boys’ golf state finals on Saturday at Michigan State University’s Forest Akers West Golf Course with a 14thplace finish among the 18-team field. The Eagles shot a 357 on Friday and a 363 on Saturday. Wesley Darrow (89 first round, 85 second round) scored a 174 to pace Frankenmuth, Jacksen McKenzie (83, 95) followed with a 178 and Kyle (92, 92) and Kurtis Wolfram (93, 91) both finished at 184 to round out the Eagles’ scoring. Both Hanover-Horton and Big

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Employment SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS NEEDED —— The Tuscola ISD is now accepting applications for a School Bus Driver. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a clean driving record and valid CDL license with class B – Air brake and Passenger “P” Endorsement & School Bus “S” Endorsement. Please submit your letter of application, resume and completed application by August 1, 2018 to: Amanda Astley, HRS Tuscola Intermediate School District 1385 Cleaver Road Caro, MI 48723

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For Sale 1988 REAL LITE MOTOR HOME 460 Ford 53,852 miles, new tires, brakes, and front end alignment, clean $13,600 OBO. 1987 Chevy Silverado, no Michigan winters, 55,136 miles, 350 auto, overdrive, air, cruise. $6,000 OBO. Kids Go cart, Honda power $325 OBO Cub Cadet garden tractor, needs work $250 989-250-6378 FOR SALE 2006 Cub Cadet lawn mower LT 1046 46 inch cut excellent condition, 250 hours. $1,000.00 Call Harry at 989550-5606. FOR SALE FITNESS VIBE MACHINE, For whole body vibration therapy. Must sell, paid $1,200, make offer. Call (989)325-6529 or (989)673-4966

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Lots & Acreage CARO BUILDING SITES AVAILABLE ONLY 5 LEFT Affordable land contract. Pay as low as $180/mth Lots are approximately 2 acres/each. Buy now/ build in future. Call for details Mike @ 989-823-5550

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FATHER’S DAY AUCTION Sunday, June 17 @ 10 a.m.

The following list of items will be sold by court-order located at:

7610 Lawndale Road, Freeland MI

From Freeland go east 5-miles via Freeland Road to Lawndale, then south 1/2 mile. Or, from Bay Road & Tittabawassee Road, go west 3-miles on Tittabawassee to Lawndale, then north 2 1/2 miles to sale

Auction Highlights: 2014 GMC Sierra SLE Crew Cab 4x4 Majestic quality conversion kit, custom leather 2-tone interior, 5.3 liter engine, console auto. trans., 20” chrome wheels, 35” tires, fiberglass tonneau cover, Fab Tech 6” warranted lift kit, deluxe chrome package, black w/cobalt blue accents, as new condition @ 5888 (five thousand eight hundred) miles • 2013 Harley Davidson FXDWG Dyna-Wide Glide Motorcycle - 103 cu. in (1644cc) Stage 1 breather kit, backrest, lots of chrome, midnight pearl, low miles, very sharp bike, Vin # 1HD1GPM1DC320799 • 2011 Legend Thunder 7x27’ Enclosed Trailer - all aluminum, insulated interior, L.E.D. lights, front & rear ramp doors, new rims & tires, excellent condition • 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4-Door Sedan - V-8, full power, leather interior, spruce green metallic finish, @ 47,700 miles, excellent senior driven & well maintained vehicle • Cub Cadet 7192 Compact Diesel Tractor - 22 h.p. diesel engine, 3 pt. hitch mid & rear p.t.o., 60” hyd. lift mower deck • Raven 16x8’ Tandem Axle Aluminum Trailer - 4 place snowmobile or A.T.V. trailer w/ramps - (2) Newer RoadMaster 3500# deluxe vehicle tow dollies • (5) Quality Browning firearms (in as-new condition) - Browning High Power 9 mm Luger - Browning BAR .308 Win. w/Leopold 4.5-14x40 scope - Browning A-5 “Magnum Twelve” 12 ga. shotgun - Browning B-80 12 ga. deluxe shotgun Check website for updated complete listing & photos.


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Become a part of our team. We have a great opportunity for a full time maintenance/plant operations mechanic. The position is primarily 2nd shift with variable hours.

Our Healthcare Organization is seeking part time, highly organized team players to work in our Housekeeping Department. Openings include a 3rd shift General Utility and 1st Shift Machine Operator with variable hours.

SATCHELL’S CHRISTIAN RETIREMENT HOME 2662 E. CARO RD. CARO (Between Caro & Cass City on M-81 in Ellington)

HELP WANTED TRANSPORT DRIVER Full time job opportunity with benefits. Must have endorsements: Class A CDL & Hazmat Apply in person or send resume to: Cass City Oil and Gas 6392 Main St. Cass City, MI 48726 989-872-2065

Candidate must be a high school graduate or have a G.E.D. equivalent. Must be proficient at troubleshooting various mechanical, electrical or electro-mechanical devices. Must be able to perform preventative maintenance, install and repair a wide variety of hospital equipment. Previous maintenance experience is strongly preferred. Must be available to respond to emergency call on a stand-by or on-call basis. Benefits include health, dental, vision, prescription, short term disability, long term disability, life insurance, 401K and paid time off. To obtain an application please visit: Interested applicants may mail/fax/e-mail an application to: McLaren Thumb Region (Formerly Huron Medical Center) Human Resource Department 1100 S. Van Dyke Rd. Bad Axe, MI 48413 Fax: 989.269.5202 Email: EEO

Candidate must have a High School diploma or GED. Candidate must be able to read, write, follow oral instructions, have good communication skills and after brief training be able to demonstrate correct use of chemicals, supplies and tools. Benefits include health, dental, vision, prescription, short term disability, life insurance, 401K and paid time off. To obtain an application please visit: Interested applicants may mail/fax/e-mail an application to: McLaren Thumb Region (Formerly Huron Medical Center) Human Resource Department 1100 S. Van Dyke Rd. Bad Axe, MI 48413 Fax: 989.269.5202 Email: EEO

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Rentals 3 BED/2 BATH NEW AND USED MOBILE HOMES for sale at Evergreen Estates. We offer large treed lots in a beautiful country set-

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Rentals MONTAGUE PLACE APARTMENTS - 1 bedroom apartments, 2 bedrooms are wait list, rent based on income (if qualified). barrier free available. Call Tina 989673-7676 or Susan 616-942-6553, Equal Housing Opportunity. TDD/TTY DIAL 711

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!

Caro 3 GARAGE SALES: 2400, 2455, 2498 Jacob Rd. Caro June 14th and 15th 8am- 4pm. 16th 8am- noon Furniture, women’s clothes 4-18, men’s clothes, shoes, jewelry, purses, bags, dishes, rain barrel, crafts, melted wine bottles, misc. and more.

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HUGE SALE: 825 W. Frank St. June 14th-16th 9am-5pm. Clearing house, basement, and shed. Sewing machines, fabrics & books, furniture, decor, baskets, rugs, lamps, bedding, outdoor furniture and decor, clothes, shoes, purses. Bring $, boxes/bags to take it all home. No early sales!


TUSCOLA COUNTY DRAIN COMMISSIONER’S NOTICE OF HERBICIDE APPLICATION This is to notify Tuscola County residents that the Tuscola County Drain Commissioner’s Office has contracted with Advanced Tree Care Service, 3103 W. Thompson Rd #165, Fenton, MI 48430 PH. 810-208-0554 and Kappen Excavating, LLC, P.O. Box 374, Caro, MI 48723-0374 PH. 989-673-7663 to perform brush control work on county drains and drain rights-of-way in the months of June, July and August 2018 throughout the County of Tuscola. The following herbicides will be used: Aquaneat (active ingredients are glyphosate, N-glycine) by NuFarm LLC. Polaris (active ingredient is Isopropylamine Salt of Imazapyr) by NuFarm, LLC. Aquasweep (active ingredients are Triclopyr & 2-4D) by NuFarm LLC. Razor (active ingredient is glyphosate, N-Glycine) by NuFarm LLC. Patriot (active ingredient is Metsulfuron methyl) by NuFarm LLC. Garlon 3A (active ingredient is Triclopyr) by Dow AgriSciences. Our goal is to control brush species capable of obstructing water flow. If you have any questions, please contact: Robert J. Mantey Tuscola County Drain Commissioner 125 W. Lincoln St., Caro, MI 48723 or call 989-672-3820.

Darrell R. Zolton P45626 190 East School Street Frankenmuth, MI 48734 989-652-2671 Bonnie J. Bergdolt 5641 Taylor Road Vassar, Michigan 48768 1T94 STATE OF MICHIGAN JUDICIAL DISTRICT 54th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY PROBATE ORDER FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATON/POSTING AND NOTICE OF ACTION CASE NO. 18-30199-DO Court address: 440 N. State St., Caro, MI 48723 Court telephone no.: 989-6733330 Plaintiff name(s), address(es), and telephone no(s). Chad Charles Bills 1632 Sunrise Ct. Caro, MI 48723 989-670-3367 v Tamra Lee Charles 3040 W. Caro Rd.



County Court Facility, 440 N. State St. #1, Caro, MI 48723 PH: 989673-3330 Case No. 18-30249-DC Hon. Nancy L. Thane RACHEL JAY MOWRY, Plaintiff vs. WILLIAM EDWARD DORAN JR., Defendant BOCK AND WALLEN, PLC ERIK S.H. WALLEN P42369 Attorney for Plaintiff 708 Center Avenue, Suite 2B Bay City, Michigan 48708 989-892-6016 FAX 989-892-4742 WILLIAM EDWARD DORAN JR. IN PRO PER EX-PARTE ORDER FOR ALTERNATE SERVICE AT A SESSION OF SAID COURT HELD IN THE CITY OF CARO, COUNTY OF TUSCOLA, STATE OF MICHIGAN ON THE 30th DAY OF MAY 2018. PRESENT: NANCY L. THANE, CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE This matter having been presented to the Court on Plaintiffs’ Ex-Parte Motion for Alternate Service, the Court having reviewed

the file and having been otherwise fully advised of the premises; IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Plaintiff may serve the Summons and the Verified Complaint by alternate means as prescribed by MCR 2.106(D) by providing notice to the Defendant by publication or publishing a copy of this order once each week for three (3) consecutive weeks in the Tuscola County Advertiser. IT IS HEREBY FURTHER ORDERED that the Plaintiff shall provide notice pursuant to MCR 2.106(E) by posting the order in the Tuscola County Courthouse for three (3) continuous weeks. Hon. Nancy L. Thane 54th Circuit Court Judge 3T94 STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF TUSCOLA PUBLICATION OF NOTICE FILE NO. 12-34197-DE In the matter of the Estate of Ida H. Heidenberger, Deceased TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS:* namely: Jeremy Huizar and all persons interested in the above

Zoning Administrator Responsibilities:

Budget Workshops: The Vassar Township Board will hold a budget workshop for the 2018-2019 fiscal year at the Vassar Township Hall, 4505 W Saginaw Rd, Vassar, MI on the following days: June 16, 2018 at 11am June 25, 2018 at 4:30pm, if necessary The purpose is to review the Township upcoming 2018-2019 fiscal year budget. The public is welcome to attend. Public Hearing: The Vassar Township Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed township budget for fiscal year 2018-2019 at the Vassar Township Hall, 4505 W Saginaw Rd, Vassar, MI on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 12 pm. The property tax Millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing. A copy of the budget will be available for public inspection at the Vassar Township Hall. The public is welcome to attend. Annual Meeting: The Annual Meeting of the Township will be held immediately after the June 30, 2018, 12 pm meeting concerning the budget at the Vassar Township Hall. A topic of discussion is the State of the Township address. For further information on any of these meetings, contact (989) 823-3541. These meetings are open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.

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referenced Estate and the Estate of Joann Huizar a/k/a Joan A. Huizar, Deceased whose address(es) are unknown and whose interest in the matter may be barred or affected by the following: TAKE NOTICE:* that a Motion has been filed in the Tuscola County Probate Court and set for hearing on Monday, June 18, 2108, at 1:00 p.m., to declare real property titled in the name of the Estate of Ida H. Heidenberger, which Joann Huizar, a/k/a Joan A. Huizar, was a beneficiary of, to be transferred to the Petitioner, Joan Forbush. 05/11/2018 Jason E. Bitzer P71710 4415 S. Seeger Street Cass City, MI 48726 989-872-5601 Joann Forbush 6308 State Road Vassar, MI 48768 989-529-4646 4T88


1) Maintain knowledge of Watertown Township Zoning Ordinance. 2) Accept and review zoning permit applications. 3) Perform inspections. 4) Monitor Non-conforming uses. 5) Attend Planning Commission meetings. 6) Conduct effective written communication with permit applicants. 7) Submit zoning permits monthly to Board of Trustees in a written report or in person at regular monthly meetings.

Vassar Township Budget and Annual Meetings

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Caro, MI 48723 989-670-4013 TO: Tamra Lee Charles Plaintiff attorney, bar no., address, and telephone no. N/A IT IS ORDERED: You are being sued in this court by the plaintiff to file for divorce. You must file your answer or take other action permitted by law in this court at the court address above on or before 06/11/2018. 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 Advertiser for three consecutive weeks, and proof of publication shall be filed in this court. 05/22/2018 Judge Nancy L. Thane Bar No. P38918 3T94

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Michigan Sugar Festival

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SEBEWAING – It’s fitting that the Saginaw Sugar Beets will be playing one of their first games at the Michigan Sugar Festival. The Sugar Beets kicked off play this year as a member of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League, a wooden-bat baseball league featuring college baseball players from around Michigan, many of whom are from mid-Michigan. The Sugar Beets are just a part of the Michigan Sugar Festival, which will be celebrated for the 54th time in and around the village of Sebewaing in Huron County. The baseball game, scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, will be played at 1 p.m. and will feature the Sugar Beets taking on the Locos, from Lima, Ohio at the UnionvilleSebewaing High School baseball field. The festival officially kicks off Thursday, lasting for three days until Sunday, June 17. Unofficially, it begins today with the Average Joe Fishing Tournament which launches out of Sebewaing Harbor Marina. A town-wide garage sale is slated to take place beginning Thursday, and the carnival will be open for business beginning Thursday at 6 p.m. There will be a full slate of events beginning Friday morning, and lasting until Sunday evening. “This is truly a family-oriented festival,” Sugar Festival President Melvin Kuhl told The Advertiser last year. “There are events all throughout the festival that are for everyone

who attends.” Highlights for Friday include: A petting zoo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; children’s events from 10 a.m. to noon at Sebewaing Village Park; performances by Rosco the Clown and ventriloquist Richard Paul on the main stage at 2:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. respectively; bingo from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; and the crowning of the Sugar Queen, Sugar Teen Queen, Sugar Junior Teen Queen and Sugar Prince and Princess. Friday will also a feature a bark party, in its second year, for dogs and their humans. Friday evening is Youth Night and there will be a “foam party” under the main tent. Saturday’s events include: A chicken barbeque that begins at 10 a.m.; a corn hole tournament from 1 p.m. until midnight; swimming at the Bay Shore Camp pool from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.; Sebewaing historical society tours; and fireworks that will be shot off after dusk. The festival wraps up Sunday with a pancake breakfast, kiddie pedal tractor pull and an alumni fastpitch softball game featuring past players from the Unionville-Sebewaing Area High School softball team. About 12,000 to 15,000 patrons generally attend the festival, Kuhl said. “An event like this is possible thanks to the many volunteers that graciously give of their time and talents,” Kuhl said last year. “Planning for the festival is a year-round project and we couldn’t pull it off without the support of our volunteers.”

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Michigan Sugar Festival

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This year’s Michigan Sugar Festival Sugar Queen candidates. The Sugar Queen will be crowned Friday at the Sebewaing festival, which is in its 54th year.

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At the 2016 Michigan Sugar Festival, Brady DeGroat, of Akron, travels down the Pirate Run Slide. This year’s Sugar Festival is scheduled for June 9-17 in Sebewaing.

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Father’s Day Changing parenting roles for dads Tips to help new fathers

bond with their babies The birth of a child is a momentous occasion in the lives of parents. First-time parents may be especially moved upon seeing the birth of their child, having never before witnessed something so profound. When the time comes for parents to leave the hospital and take their newborns home, new moms and dads take on different roles. Moms who are nursing or handling the bulk of the bottle-feeding while spending a few months on maternity leave may appear to have more opportunities than fathers to bond with their new babies. But there are many ways for new dads to bond with newborns as well.

Dads are increasingly stepping up as primary caregivers in modern families.

Parenting roles continue to evolve as families look for solutions that meet all of their needs. In an effort to meet the financial demands of raising a family, parents may be taking on less traditional roles. For example, many fathers are now stay-at-home dads. The number of stay-at-home fathers continues to climb. The Pew Research Center indicates that roughly 550,000 men have become full-time stay-at-home parents in the previous 10 years. Economics have forced many couples to make less traditional decisions for their families. The National At-Home Dad Network says the stay-at-home dad is a growing trend because men want to be more involved with their kids. The following factors may give families pause to consider swapping parental stereotypes in favor of stay-athome fathers. • Earning potential: Money is very often a factor in deciding that Mom will be the breadwinner and Dad will be the caregiver. In the event one parent earns

considerably more money than the other, and paying for childcare so both parents can work would be a detriment to the family, it can make sense to have the higher earner be the sole breadwinner. • Personalities: Some women simply see themselves thriving more in the workforce than as a primary caregiver at home, while some dads want to be home with their children and do not measure success in job titles or income. These scenarios make the stay-at-home dad model more plausible. • Open-mindedness: If the situation does not affect the children, and grandparents and other supportive people in the kids’ lives are amenable to the idea, then accepting less traditional roles can be successful. Traditional family roles are increasingly falling by the wayside as both men and women put their families first and make decisions based on what’s best for all members of the family.

Retail industry helped shape Father’s Day Father’s Day arrives the third Sunday in June and presents a special way to show the fathers in one’s life how much they are cherished. People shower dads with gifts but may not know just how Father’s Day came to be. The concept of Father’s Day was inspired by Mother’s Day celebrations and was initiated by a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd, who wanted to do something to honor her single father. The concept of Father’s Day was slow to take root. However, the retail industry helped propel Father’s Day to a national holiday. In the early days of Father’s Day, Dodd worked with her local YMCA and local churches to adopt what was supposed to be a religiously influenced holiday. But in the early 1900s, dads did not necessarily have the same hands-on role that many fathers have today. Cartoons published in newspapers, such as the Washington Star in 1913, portrayed Dad as the breadwinner and a distant fellow who wasn’t as involved as his wife in day-to-day interaction with his children. A 1915 issue of the St. Johns Herald and Apache News from Arizona joked that fathers probably didn’t want another holiday and would be more content to drink, smoke and sleep in late. Dodd and others realized that marketing would be key to Father’s Day’s success. Clothing manufacturers, people who made tobacco and other merchants of products made for men found Father’s Day a way to sell merchandise. It just took a while for them to come around. A Father’s Day Council was started

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• Hold your baby as often as possible. Pediatrician David Hill, author of the book “Between Us Dads: A Father’s Guide to Child Health,” says bonding between father and newborn has as much to do with contact as involvement. Many firsttime parents are understandably nervous about holding their newborns, who seem so fragile. But newborns benefit from being held, and Hill notes that a bond will develop between father and baby if there is physical contact. See BABY B12

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Father’s Day Find the right Father’s Day gift Father’s Day is an annual celebration of fathers and the contributions they make to their families. Dads get their due on Father’s Day, when sons, daughters and wives typically give dad a few gifts to show their appreciation for all he has done for them and how much he means to them. Finding the right Father’s Day gift is not always so easy. No two fathers are the same, so while a silk necktie might bring a smile to one father’s face, such a gift may fall flat with other dads. By asking themselves a few questions in the weeks before their dads’ big day, Father’s Day shoppers can narrow down their options and find gifts that Dad will appreciate.

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What does Dad need? Sometimes the best gifts are what a recipient needs as opposed to what he wants. If you no longer live at home, ask your mother if there’s anything your father needs that would make his life easier or more enjoyable. If you live at home, pay close attention to your father to see if there’s anything that could lighten his load. For example, if Dad loves spending time in the garden, take a sneak peek at his gardening tools and replace any that have grown dull or rusty.

What does Dad want?

Even if your father or husband loves what he does for a living, a gift that indulges one of his favorite hobbies may be just the thing to make this Father’s Day extra special. Outdoorsmen may prefer some new camping or fishing gear, while fathers who have an artistic side may prefer some new paint brushes and canvasses. If Dad’s a car guy, book a day at a nearby racetrack where he can race around

For the Dad who doesn’t seem to need anything, consider something he may want that he’s never had before. If Dad loves to cook but has never had formal training, enroll him in a cooking class. If Dad loves a local sports team but hasn’t been to a game in years, purchase tickets to a game and go with him to make the day even more special.

Is Dad a techie? Dads with a love for technology are living in the golden age of gadgets. Father’s Day shoppers looking to satisfy their fathers’ love of technology have a host of possibilities at their disposal. Even if Dad is an early adopter who tends to get all the latest gadgets before anyone else, the tech industry evolves so rapidly that you’re bound to find something new on Dad’s wish list that he hasn’t purchased yet. Finding the right Father’s Day gift can be challenging. But shoppers who stop to think about their father and what makes the family patriarch happy can unearth a host of gift ideas that Dad is sure to love.


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• Find ways to spend time together. Fathers might not be able to pitch in at feeding time if mothers are nursing. Because newborns spend so much time being nursed and sleeping, fathers may feel as though they don’t have much time to spend with their babies each day. But any time spent with a newborn can be a time for fathers to develop bonds with their children. Time spent changing diapers can prove to be a great time for fathers to bond with their newborns. Make eye contact with babies while changing their diapers, as Psych Central, an independent mental health social network run by mental health professionals, notes that babies have a preference for eye contact. • Spend alone time with your newborn. Fathers of newborns who are being nursed may feel like their is no ideal time to spend along with their children. But mothers, especially those who work and intend to keep breastfeeding after their maternity leave ends,

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can learn to use a breast milk pump so dads can bottle-feed. Learning to eat from a bottle will help babies in the long run, and dads can get some quality alone time with their newborns while bottle feeding. Fathers of babies who are bottle-fed can spend more time alone with their children, and give moms a much-needed break, without the fear of having nothing to feed them should they get hungry while mom is away. • Help your baby fall back asleep. Nursing mothers may feel inclined to wake up with their newborns in the middle of the night and let dad keep sleeping. But babies are not necessarily waking up in the middle of the night due to hunger. Some might simply need to be comforted, and dads can comfort their children just like moms can, all the while strengthening their developing bond. New fathers can strengthen the bonds they have with their newborns in various ways.


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