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Daley, Luczak earn nods for 31st District state Senate seat By John Schneider Editor

Kevin Daley and Cynthia Luczak were the last candidates standing Tuesday night following Michigan’s 31st District state Senate primary election. Daley, a Republican from Lum in Lapeer County, defeated Gary Glenn (of Bay County’s Williams Township) by a total of 19,082 (59 percent) to 12,774 (41 percent). Luczak, of Bay County’s B a n g o r To w n s h i p , came out on top of the f o u r - p e r s o n DALEY Democratic Party race, besting fellow party members Bill Jordan (Bay County’s Monitor Township), Chuck Stadler (Vassar Township) and Joni Batterbee (of Genesee in Lapeer County). See SENATE A6


Phil Green is one step closer to replacing state Rep. Edward Canfield in the 84th District. The 41-year-old from Watertown Township won the Republican primary election for the 84th District state representative seat on Tuesday, despite not getting the most votes in Tuscola or Huron counties, the area included in the 84th District. “I worked hard in both counties,” Green said Wednesday morning, just hours after he received word that he won the primary. “My campaign was for all of the people in both counties. I called the Huron County clerk at 8:45 this morning and got the final numbers from Caseville Township.”



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Harry and Sue Kashat, owners of Lucky’s Kountry Korner along M-81 northeast of Caro, hold a petition signed by customers and others requesting a countywide vote whether to allow sales of packaged liquor on Sundays. On Tuesday, the effort by multiple Tuscola County business owners paid off as residents voted in favor of selling liquor on Sundays in the county. By Tom Gilchrist Reporter

Harry Kashat has run a party store along M-81 northeast of Caro for 21 years, and he never thought he’d see the day when he could sell bottles of liquor on Sunday. That day is coming – Kashat figures it will take about two weeks – after Tuscola County residents voted 7,408 to 4,190 on Tuesday to overturn Michigan’s only countywide ban on sales of Sunday packaged liquor from supermarkets, party stores and other retail outlets. The ban, in effect for decades, had been upheld by county voters in 1994. Among Michigan’s 83 counties,

Tuscola County stood alone as the only county not allowing Sunday sales of packaged liquor. “I never thought this was going to happen, but it happened,” said Kashat, 63, who with his wife, Sue Kashat, own Lucky’s Kountry Korner along M-81 near Colwood Road in Tuscola County’s Ellington Township. “I’m so glad it passed through, and I really thank the people for voting yes,” Kashat told The Advertiser on Thursday inside his store, where customers also applauded the election result. “It’s about time they brought us out of Prohibition,” said Larry Kovacs, 64, of Tuscola County’s Almer Township, referring to the time period from 1919

to 1933 when the federal government prohibited the manufacture, sale or transportation of alcoholic liquors. Kovacs, a customer at Lucky’s Kountry Korner on Thursday, said he voted on Tuesday to overturn the ban on Sunday sales of packaged liquor in Tuscola County. “You’ve got people from the city driving up to Caseville, and they don’t know Tuscola (County) is dry,” Kovacs said. Lucky’s Kountry Korner sits along M-81 near the corner of Colwood Road, a road often used by travelers to journey north to the shores of Lake Huron in Huron County. See LIQUOR A7

TUSCOLA CO. | A2 Bizon wins opportunity to take on Mitchell in November Republican incumbent Paul Mitchell will face political newcomer Kimberly Bizon for the 10th U.S. Congressional seat in the November general election.

INDIANFIELDS TWP. | A2 Smith wins primary election, thanks the public for voting Nearly 100 more votes were cast in Tuesday’s Republican primary election for Indianfields Township clerk than the 2016 primary as incumbent Cristi Smith defeated challenger William Campbell, 231-150.



Marlette man guilty of sexual assault seven additional counts of seconddegree CSC. Jury selection for the trial began on A lengthy trial resulted in a guilty Tuesday, July 24. Once selected, the conviction for a Marlette man accused jury sat through days of testimony, of multiple counts of criminal sexual and distractions, before the conduct last week. deliberation process began just On Friday, Aug. 3, a before noon on Aug. 3. seven-man, five-woman jury “What (the jury) had to announced its verdict in front endure for two weeks, with of Circuit Court Judge Amy some of the things that were Grace Gierhart at the Tuscola done and said, and everything County Courthouse. It found else, I couldn’t commend them that 24-year-old Jake Douglas- RAUCH more,” said Tuscola County Adam Rauch was guilty of four Prosecutor Mark Reene, who counts of first-degree criminal sexual tried the case along with Assistant conduct and five counts of second- Prosecutor Erica Walle. “They paid degree criminal sexual conduct. attention, they were obviously able Rauch was found not guilty of to ferret out that which was criminal

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and that which was utterly ridiculous. “They brought the right attitude to this task, and it is a thankless task, there’s no question. As it often is, the most important task is the most thankless.” The charges against Rauch stemmed from an incident that occurred late June 24 and early June 25, 2017, in Dayton Township. According to victim and suspect testimony, Rauch, 23 at the time, picked up the then 20-year-old female victim in his truck in Marlette and drove her across the Tuscola County line to a secluded area of Dayton Township.

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Fostoria World War II vet turns 100 on Sunday Upwards of 30 people are expected to gather at the Fostoria home of World War II veteran Stanley LaSota to celebrate his 100th birthday on Sunday. LaSota was born in Caro on Aug. 12, 1918 – roughly three months before World War I ended – and the same year the U.S. Congress established time zones.


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Smith wins primary election, thanks the public for voting Bizon wins opportunity to take B A S on Mitchell in November Reporter y



I’m running for this type of position is because I think we need strong leadership who is Republican incumbent Paul going to be a representative of Mitchell will face political the people and their voice. And newcomer Kimberly Bizon for then No. 2, to write up strong the 10th U.S. Congressional legislation to back renewable seat in the November sustainable energy general election. solutions and eliminate Bizon, of Lexington, oil-based products.” defeated fellow Bizon may be new Democrats Frank to politics, but is a Accavitti Jr. and Michael veteran environmental McCarthy in Tuesday’s activist in the 10th primary election, and District. According to will head into the general BIZON her biography, Bizon is election looking to have a “Senior Web Designer better success against Mitchell and Art Director, she grew up than 2016 primary winner – on a small farm in Michigan’s Accavitti Jr. – had against Thumb where she was instilled (File photo) Cristi Smith won the Republican primary election the congressman in the 2016 with the values that led to on Tuesday for Indianfields Township clerk. She election. her lifelong commitment was elected as an Indianfields trustee in 2016 and Bizon had 21,938 votes to keep everyone safe from was appointed township clerk in January 2017. (41 percent) to finish ahead unnecessary contaminants in said. “It’s very important to me to see the township of Accavitti Jr. (17,048, 31 our food, air and water.” “People have asked me to succeed. What you see is what you get. When I do percent) and McCarthy (14,347, 26 percent). In Tuscola County, run for state representative a job, I give 100 percent to it.” Born in Bay City, Smith attended Bay City Bizon garnered 1,156 votes and things like that, but I Western High School and graduated from Concordia (49 percent) while Accavitti really think we need strong, University in Ann Arbor with a bachelor of science Jr. totaled 452 (19 percent) bold leadership to bring us degree in sociology. She has lived in Indianfields and McCarthy had 738 (31 back to the things we need to percent). move forward in this country,” Township for 17 years. The 10th U.S. Congressional Bizon told The Advertiser. seat represents all of Huron, “The environment in this state Lapeer, St. Clair and Sanilac is really a common goal for uscola ounty ourts counties, as well as northern everyone. We need to have Macomb County and eastern a place for our children and 20-200 plants. A preliminary exam 38, of Muskegon, pleaded guilty Tuscola County. District Court grandchildren to call home.” to larceny of more than $1,000 but is set for Aug. 20 at 8:30 a.m. Bizon told The Advertiser Bizon will face Mitchell, less than $20,000. A sentencing earlier this month that she is who is seeking his second Daryl Lee Damm, 27, of Caro, Keon Valyn Bowens, 23, of date will be set. using her political inexperience consecutive is charged with possession of less election, for Saginaw, is charged with delivery/ as an advantage. than 25 grams of cocaine, heroin or the seat. U.S. Congressional Nashia Lee Harp, 24, of Elkton, “Some people have said that I terms are two years. In 2016, another narcotic (second offense) manufacture of less than 50 grams of pleaded guilty to illegal sale/use of don’t have a typical career path Mitchell defeated Accavitti Jr. cocaine, heroin or another narcotic, and possession of marijuana/ synthetic equivalent (second creation/delivery of a counterfeit a financial transaction device. A for this position, but I believe 63.1 percent (215,132 votes) to I will be a breath of fresh 32.3 percent (110,112). offense). A preliminary exam is set substance and possession of less sentencing date will be set. than 25 grams of cocaine, heroin air,” Bizon said. “The reason for Aug. 20 at 8:30 a.m. Michael Brian Raymond, 37, or another narcotic. A preliminary Michelle Lynn Perez, 35, exam is set for Aug. 20 at 8:30 a.m. of Standish, pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated (third of Vassar, is charged with offense). A sentencing date will be C ircuit C ourt embezzlement from an agent or set. trustee of more than $1,000 but Brittney Alicia-Kali Ponder, less than $20,000 and larceny in a Qonte Lamont Works, 31, Feature your business in the building. A preliminary exam is set 34, of Cass City, pleaded guilty to assaulting/resisting/obstructing of Saginaw, pleaded guilty to for Aug. 20 at 8:30 a.m. a police officer. A sentencing date absconding or forfeiting bond. A sentencing date will be set. Amber Marie Partin, 29, of will be set. Caro, is charged with possession Timothy Michael Marker, 40, Alyssa Gloria Gonzalez, 28, of ammunition by a felon. A Unionville, pleaded guilty to three of Lake Orion, pleaded guilty to preliminary exam is set for Aug. 20 absconding or forfeiting bond. A counts of larceny by conversion at 8:30 a.m. of between $1,000 and $3,000. A sentencing date will be set. sentencing date will be set. Christopher Mark Stuller, Terry Dean Scott II, 38, of 41, of Mayville, is charged with delivery/manufacture of 5-45 Caro, pleaded to guilty for kilograms of marijuana/synthetic failing to comply with sex equivalents or 20-200 plants and offender reporting duties. A conspiracy to commit delivery/ sentencing date will be set. manufacture of 5-45 grams of James Keith Wiechert, marijuana/synthetic equivalents or By John Schneider

Nearly 100 more votes were cast in Tuesday’s Republican primary election for Indianfields Township clerk than the 2016 primary as incumbent Cristi Smith defeated challenger William Campbell, 231-150. “I really want to say thank you to everyone that voted,” Smith said. “It’s important to vote and I had a great team that helped with the election. I will see everyone in November with the big governor election coming up next.” As far as voter turnout for the Indianfields Township race, there were 285 votes cast in the 2016 primary and 382 on Tuesday. Indianfields Township has a population of about 2,600, with roughly 1,900 registered voters. Smith will run unopposed on the ballot in November in the general election. She was elected by voters as an Indianfields trustee in 2016 and was appointed township clerk in January 2017. “We won’t know if anyone is going to try to do a write-in,” she said. In addition to working as Indianfields Township clerk, Smith is employed at the Tuscola County Child Advocacy Center as an intake coordinator and program manager. Prior to being elected trustee in 2016, Smith served on the Indianfields Township Board of Review for two years. In July, Smith said if she is elected as clerk, residents can expect continued dedication to the township. “I am very organized and a people person,” she










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Fostoria World War II vet turns 100 on Sunday By Alex Szwarc Reporter

Upwards of 30 people are expected to gather at the Fostoria home of World War II veteran Stanley LaSota to celebrate his 100th birthday on Sunday. LaSota was born in Caro on Aug. 12, 1918 – roughly three months before World War I ended -- and the same year the U.S. Congress established time zones. “It’s real cool seeing him turn 100,” Stanley LaSota’s son Ron LaSota, 71, said. “It looks like I’m going to get that old maybe.” Stanley’s parents, John and Agnes, immigrated to the United States in the early 1900s from Poland and married in 1916. “He’s always eating bacon and eggs for breakfast,” Ron said. “He doesn’t even like going to the doctors. He says ‘When you go the doctor, they ask you what’s wrong with you? I’d rather go to a veterinarian because they can’t ask the animal what’s wrong, they have to figure it out.’” During a recent interview with an Advertiser reporter, Stanley, who Ron says has dementia, often referred to his son after a question was asked. Ron was able to provide valuable information on the life of his father. “It’s hard for him to recall a lot of things,“ Ron said. “He knows what he did at that time and that’s it.” According to Stanley’s honorable discharge papers from the U.S. Army, he enlisted in the Army in October 1941 and was honorably discharged on June 10, 1943. He achieved the rank of sergeant. “He was probably a technical

sergeant,” Ron said. Stanley was part of the U.S. Army 802nd Tank Destroyer Battalion, a unit that entered battle in Germany. Stanley, however, never went overseas during World War II and was stationed at military bases throughout the United States, mostly on the West Coast. He was seriously injured before the unit shipped out. “He was hurt on maneuvers in the U.S. a couple weeks before they were to go to Germany,” Ron said. “He was riding patrol on a motorcycle at night, drove into a crater, crashed and the motorcycle landed on top of him. Before he could get any help, a big tank ran over the motorcycle. It didn’t hit him (Photo by Alex Szwarc) though. He had a broken arm, This sign outside of the Fostoria Fire Department broken leg and broken ribs.” recognizes Fostoria resident Stanley LaSota, Ron guesses the accident a World War II veteran whose 100th birthday is happened in 1941, before tomorrow. the attack on Pearl Harbor in December, 1941. “He was in the service after that, all busted up,” Ron said. “He would’ve worked as a cook on mess duty. They didn’t let him out until he was fully recovered. It took him over a year to recover.” After his discharge from the Army, Stanley lived on the west side of Detroit. The home Stanley and Ron live in now in Fostoria, was built by Stanley in 1954. Stanley married Anne Rozumny in 1945. The couple divorced when Ron was nine. Stanley didn’t re-marry after the divorce and Anne passed away in 2002 at the age of 75. Ron LaSota was born on the Fourth of July and is the only (Courtesy photo) child of Stanley and Anne. U.S. Army Sgt. Stanley LaSota, pictured in 1943. LaSota, who turns 100 Sunday, was part of the U.S.

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Red Cross in urgent need of blood donations As summer winds down, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give blood and help end an emergency summer blood shortage. Interested donors can make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood. org or by calling 1-800-Red-Cross. Upcoming Thumb-area blood donation opportunities: HURON COUNTY Caseville: Aug. 17 from 1 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. at the Caseville Fire Hall, 6633 Main St. Pigeon: Aug. 28 from 2 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the Pigeon VFW Post, 311 Main St. TUSCOLA COUNTY Millington: Aug. 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Arthur Latham Park, 5212 Millington Road. Mayville: Aug. 20 from noon to 5:45 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 315 W. Ohmer Road. Vassar: Aug. 30 from noon to 5:45 p.m. at Vassar Eagles, 651 S. State Road. SANILAC COUNTY Sandusky: Aug. 16 from 12:30 p.m. to 6:15 Countryside Family Center, 912 W. Sanilac Road. Minden City: Aug. 22 from 1 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at Minden City Village Hall, 1585 1st St.

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We’ve never heard such piece of 4x4, bracketed it a clamor in the Huron to the sides of the existing National Forest. Maybe 4x4, and replaced the metal we just weren’t at the hooks on top. The feeders cabin during the right time now hung well out of reach in August. Whatever the of any squirrely gymnastics reason, we were amazed at around the baffle. During the baby-bird noise coming the remaining time of our out of the woods around visit, no more attempts were made. But the cabin. During we’re not holding the past few days our breaths. We’ve we observed been outsmarted numerous varieties before. of birds bringing Years ago Don their young to our German made a feeders, and many squirrel feeder that coming to fill looks like a bicycle their beaks with suet before flying Sandy Sheppard attached to a tree. A long nail holds an off to feed babies. ear of corn which Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Tufted the squirrels eat while Titmice, Ruby-throated sitting on the bicycle seat. Hummingbirds, Yellow- When I moved to Linden, bellied Sapsuckers, Red- Keith took the bicycle bellied Woodpeckers – we feeder up to the cabin. Even saw youngsters of many he (who refers to squirrels kinds. Several types of as rodents) admits that they babies would be eating are cute while they eat corn. peacefully together at We have watched all sorts various feeders, when of antics on the feeder. suddenly the raucous call Occasionally the squirrels of Blue Jays would scare hang by their feet from the them all away. (Sorry, Pat little roof instead of sitting Goggans. I know you love on the seat, and eat upside them.) I snapped a picture down. We have also seen of five Blue Jays – parents chipmunks wrap their legs and children together – and tail around the ear of corn and chew the kernels. hogging the suet. After the scavenging bear But the last time we arrived bent our metal birdfeeder up north, the cob had been pole to the ground, Keith’s completely removed from son Adam installed a 4x4 the nail. “Something else is and sunk it in concrete doing that,” Keith told me. As the sun was setting behind the cabin. A new topper with four hooks one evening, he called me along with a sturdy metal over to the window. “Look baffle completed the at this!” A baby raccoon project. But when Keith and had discovered the corn I went up north a few weeks cob and sat on the bicycle ago, all the feeders were seat, happy eating kernels. empty. We wondered if Although raccoons can be squirrels were to blame, but terribly destructive, nothing we couldn’t figure out how is cuter than one of their they got past the baffle. We babies. I posted his picture don’t have any fox squirrels on Facebook and one of up there, but we have plenty my friends commented, of black squirrels and a few “He probably thought if he grays. The black squirrels wore a mask you wouldn’t are brave enough to attempt recognize him.” We had not seen any all sorts of mischief. Keith filled the feeders Blackbirds in the woods again and we sat back to until a few showed up, watch. Soon the squirrels then more, and more, until appeared, and one of them there were at least 30 on eyed the feeders. She ran and under the feeders. “At up the pole under the baffle, this rate, they’ll eat us out took a leap and KLUNK. of house and cabin,” I said. She hit the baffle with her Suddenly a noise spooked head, and was deflected them and they all took off in several feet away. I laughed the same direction, followed out loud and readied my by at least a hundred more phone to video her next emerging from the woods. try. It happened again – They didn’t come back, KLUNK – and I got a and Keith said they were great video. Just when we probably passing through. thought the seeds were safe, Thank goodness they didn’t the squirrel made a third stay. “There were just a few attempt. Before we could laugh again, she was up on blackbirds at first. How do the feeder eating sunflower you think they got the word seeds. It happened so out to all the others that fast we were at a loss for there is food at the Winterswords. Keith engineered a Sheppard cabin?” Keith temporary fix but we knew mused. “Social media, I something more had to be guess.” I grinned at him. done. The pole just wasn’t high enough over the baffle. “Twitter.” He found a foot-long


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Donald “Don” Lotter Elkton, MI Donald “Don” Lotter, age 79, passed away peacefully Monday, August 7, 2018 at Faith Hospice Trillium Woods in Byron Center, MI. He was born June 16, 1939 in Elkton, MI to the late Clifton & Dorothy (Dumaw) Lotter. Don graduated from the Mayville High School in 1957. He married Rita Novak on February 4, 1961 in Flint. Don served in the military from 1963-1991 and received the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army. He had a passion for helping veterans and has helped with numerous military funerals. Previously Don served as Post Commander of the American Legion #7 in Caro. He loved football and was an avid University of Michigan and Detroit Lion’s fan. Don enjoyed learning and doing new things, working and playing on his computer, recently received his 3rd degree Black Belt in Martial Arts plus just completed building a 17’ wooden sailboat days before his passing. Don was survived by his wife, Rita; two children, Eric (Karen) Lotter and Julie (Keith) Bolyard; four grandchildren, Mia and Jackson Lotter and Kyle and Adam Bolyard; five siblings, Orlin (Linda) Lotter, Sharon (Aaron) Stanfield, Janice (Harry) Steele, Marilyn Lotter and Russell (Donna) Lotter. The family will receive visitors from 3:00 – 7:00 PM on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Avram Funeral Home, 6028 Lincoln Street, Mayville, MI and from 10:00 a.m. until time of the service on Monday, August 13, 2018 at the church. A Funeral Service will be held, at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 13, 2018 at the Mayville United Methodist Church, 601 E. Ohmer Road, Mayville, MI with Pastor Carole Brown officiating. Burial will follow at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, MI. Military Honors will be preformed at the cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Wounded Warriors in lieu of flowers. You may share an online condolence at CARTHON P. MAIN CARO Carthon P. Main of Caro, age 82, passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at McLaren – Bay Region in Bay City. Carthon was born February 20, 1936 in Goodrich, the son of the late John and Hazel (Hegel) Main. He was united in marriage with the former Marcella Davidson in 1958, and she preceded him in death on November 22, 2017. Carthon was employed as an assemblyman with Pontiac Motors and Saginaw Steering Gear, along with dairy farming in the evenings, retiring in 1985. He later took a construction position with Active Homes in Marlette. Carthon enjoyed bird watching, gardening, wood crafts, cooking shows, eating, playing guitar and banjo, and John Deere collectables. He is survived by five children and their spouses, Connie & Terry Randall of Silverwood, Corrine Beardsley of Caro, Carl & Gladys Main of Silverwood, Christina Dutta of Auburn Hills, Cynthia & James Kennard of Vassar; nine grandchildren, Corrissa, James, Jason, Candace, Brendon, Kelsey, Kyle, Brittany and Heather; eleven great-grandchildren, Alexis, Olivia, Vanessa, Alayna, Cali, Cloe, Claire, Ariella and Jayden, Tanner and Kingsley; two brothers and two sisters, Norman, Marvin, Rowena and Naomi. In addition to his parents and wife, Carthon was preceded in death by one daughter, Corline Main; and two sisters, Odessa and JoAnn. In keeping with Carthon’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Private family services will be held at a later date. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the Family Discretionary Fund, c/o Corrine Beardsley, 205 West Sherman Street, Caro, MI 48723. The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at


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Agri-Valley appoints three board members Agri-Valley Communications, parent company of Pigeon Telephone, Thumb Cellular and Agri-Valley Services announced this week that it has appointed three new members to its board of directors. Joining the board are Liesl Eichler Clark, Hans Eichler and Ray Leppien. Each of the appointees is a descendent of a current or former Agri-Valley Communications board member. Eichler Clark, 42, is the daughter of Edwin H. Eichler, who has been Agri-Valley Communications president and CEO since 1986. Hans Eichler, 40, is the son of Agri-Valley Vice President Neal B. Eichler, who has also been at his position since 1986. Leppien, 61, is the son of former board member Karl Leppien, who served from 1972 to 2011. “While planning for the future of Agri-Valley Communications and its subsidiaries, we determined it was the time to introduce the next generation


of leadership,” Edwin H. Eichler said. “As a familyowned company with a 110-year heritage, the board felt strongly that the new members should possess strong business acumen and an understanding of this company’s importance to the rural Thumb community.” Eichler Clark and Hans Eichler are the third generation of the Eichler family to lead AgriValley. Their late grandfather, John E. Eichler, purchased the original company from Pigeon Telephone in 1971 and partnered with James J. Christner in 1981. Christner is presently on the board. “Jim, Neal and I will continue to lead the company with the assistance of Liesl, Hans and Ray,” Edwin Eichler said. “Each of the new board members will continue their current careers, but will become increasingly involved in Agri-Valley Communications business decisions.”




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The 31st District encompasses all of from Glenn before midnight Tuesday, Tuscola, Bay and Lapeer counties. Daley and congratulating him on his victory. “He was very gracious and congratulated Luczak will square off in the Nov. 6 general election for the seat presently held by Mike me and let me know that whatever help I Green (R-Mayville), who will step down need to get elected to office in November, on Jan. 1 because of term limitations. State he’s there for me,” Daley said. “I thought it Senate terms are for four years, with a limit was very good of him to do.” Daley was the 82nd District representative of two terms. “I want to thank all the people in Bay in the Michigan House from 2008 to 2014. Gary Glenn is presently the 98th and Tuscola and Lapeer counties that District representative in the Michigan supported me and helped me make this House, and is chairman of the Michigan victory,” Daley told The Advertiser House Energy Policy Committee. following his victory. In Tuscola County, Daley defeated The primary race between Glenn Glenn 4,014 (53 percent) votes to 3,588 and Daley had been notably heated (47 percent). this summer. One of Glenn’s top issues In the Democratic primary for the is in regard to the 90-percent rule, which gives electric companies DTE LUCZAK 31st District seat, Luczak, who did not respond to an Advertiser interview Energy and Consumers Energy a hold on Michigan’s electricity market. Glenn is request, dominated the polls, receiving more in favor of “energy choice,” which would votes than her three opponents combined. Luczak, in her first state legislative race, give businesses, schools and individuals the garnered 10,751 votes (53 percent) while option of choosing any energy provider. Glenn has said a “dark money” campaign Jordan had 4,027 (20 percent), Stadler 2,774 was underway by Consumers and DTE (14 percent) and Batterbee 2,726 (13 percent). Jordan had the most votes in Tuscola executives using corporate funds collected from Michigan customers to promote Daley’s County with 1,070 (30 percent) followed by campaign and attack Glenn’s record and Luczak (1,026, 29 percent), Stadler (879, 25 character. Daley has denied being involved percent) and Batterbee 589 (16 percent). Luczak has been Bay County clerk since with the campaign. Daley said he received a phone call 2004.

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Once parked, Rauch sexually assaulted his passenger. During the afternoon of June 25, 2017, Tuscola County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived at the Marlette home that Rauch shared with his young child and pregnant fiancée and transported him to the Tuscola County Sheriff’s Office for questioning. During his interview with Tuscola County Det./Sgt Scott Jones, Rauch admitted to assaulting the victim. “I was giving her foreplay, she said ‘No, Jake, no,’” Rauch is heard telling Jones during the interview in a tape played for the jury during the trial. “She just kept telling me no and things did happen.” But on the witness stand, Rauch told the court that he admitted to the assault because he thought that was what Jones “wanted to hear,” and that he thought Jones “wanted to help me, not fight against me.” When cross-examined by his attorney, James Galen, of Clinton Township, Rauch told the jury that the sexual encounter was consensual, and that the victim was a willing partner. Galen said he should have moved to suppress Rauch’s interview with Jones. “Frankly, I believe I erred in that I did not attack the statement made by my client (to Jones),” Galen said. “I should have filed a motion to suppress based upon my client’s mental condition, his state of mind, and that early on, he had made a mention of wanting an attorney or something to that effect.” Rauch said during the trial that he had not slept in over a day during his interview with Jones, and that he just wanted the interview to be over quickly so he could return home to his family. “She was fighting me, not like really bad, she was fighting like a normal chick would

fight,” Rauch said during his June 25, 2017 interview with Jones. Later in that interview, Rauch stated that “(The victim) was just saying no to be hard to get, like most females are.” After the June 25, 2017 interview with police, Rauch was arrested and has remained in the Tuscola County Jail since. He is presently incarcerated without bond until his Thursday, Aug. 16 sentencing. The trial took a turn toward the unusual in its second day, July 25, when Galen was held in contempt of court by Judge Gierhart, and arrested. Galen said it was the first time a judge has held him in contempt. “I can tell you this is one of the toughest cases I’ve ever handled in 28 years as a practicing attorney,” Galen told The Advertiser after the trial, adding that he spent 18 hours in the Tuscola County Jail and was fined $1,000. When asked about the guilty verdicts, Galen said “One, I’m dumbfounded; two, I believe this is a miscarriage of justice; three, I’m quite sure there will be an appeal to the Michigan Court of Appeals of this case.” Galen added that his client was offered the opportunity to accept a plea bargain before the trial commenced – which the court agreed to – that would have resulted in an approximately 12-year minimum prison sentence. As it stands, Rauch will face the possibility of life in prison, which is the maximum sentence for conviction of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. By definition, firstdegree CSC involves sexual penetration while second-degree CSC is limited to touching. Reene praised the victim, who testified on the witness stand over the course of two days. “There was an extraordinary courage on

the part of the victim,” Reese said. “She was cross-examined by the defense in eccess of five hours over two days. And to have withstood that, and not get so completely frustrated that she couldn’t respond… You can see why (sexual assault) is the least reported crime that’s ever committed. “In many ways, it’s unconscionable what she’s had to go through and what she’s had the courage to overcome.” After the trial, Galen voiced displeasure in Michigan’s “rape shield” law, which essentially makes a victim’s past sexual conduct irrelevant in sexual assault cases.

“Because of the Michigan ‘rape shield’ law, which I do not agree with, very important evidence in this case was left out,” Galen said. “I have no doubt in my mind (the victim) knew what my client’s intentions were when she got into that vehicle. And even though, the jury found my client guilty, I do believe it was a consensual act. “But I respect the jury’s verdict with what they had to work with.” Prior to the Aug. 3 conviction, Rauch had no contact with the criminal justice system, Galen added.


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“He was a truck driver before he went in the service and worked as a truck driver after he got out,” Ron said. “When he married, he went to work for Howard Electric in Detroit.” “I worked at Howard Electric for 15 years,” Stanley said. Over time, Stanley worked a number of jobs in the Fostoria area, such as farming, blacksmithing and fixing tractors. When asked what he has learned from his father, Ron said “He taught me all kinds of hunting and fishing. He loved to fish. That was his main thing. Every year he was always going deer hunting, pheasant hunting, rabbit hunting, duck hunting and goose hunting.” During the interview, Ron asked his father “Do you like fishing?” to which Stanley responded “Oh yeah. There’s good rabbit hunting around here.” Ron is a Vietnam War veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy from 1967 to 1971. He worked at Ford Motor Company for 33 years, retiring in 2000. The town of Fostoria, with a few hundred residents, has recognized Stanley’s upcoming milestone. A sign outside of the Fostoria Fire Department reads “Happy 100th Birthday Stan LaSota.” “I believe for any World War II veteran turning 100 years old, this is a great accomplishment,” Tuscola County Veterans Affairs Director Mark Zmierski said. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, of the more than 16

“Harry (Kashat) told me that ‘They will never get rid of that ban on Sundays,’” said Norris H. Holdburg, 45, of Ellington Township, a customer on Thursday at Kashat’s store. “That’s why I was just teasing him,” Holdburg said. “I said ‘You told me they would never get rid of it, and look what happened when they finally put it on the ballot.’” Lucky’s Kountry Korner is one of about 28 stores in Tuscola County that can sell packaged liquor on Sundays – once they receive state permits allowing such sales. Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs officials indicate that before Tuscola County stores can begin selling packaged liquor on Sundays, they must apply for state permits to sell liquor before noon on Sunday, and after noon on Sunday. There are two separate permits regarding Sunday sales of packaged liquor. Stores applying for one or both permits then must be approved for the permits by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission, and then be issued the permit. Kashat said on Thursday that he figures the process of acquiring such permits “is going to take about 10 to 15 days, and we’ll be able to sell liquor (on Sundays).” For several decades, every Sunday, Harry Kashat had to place a sign outside his business that stated “No Liquor Sold on Sunday Due to Tuscola County Law.” “Every Sunday, I put the sign out by the front door so the people from out of town don’t give me a hard time when they want to buy liquor,” Kashat said. Holdburg said he also voted to overturn the county ban. “People were just going out of the county if they want to buy liquor on Sunday, and that seemed kind of silly,” Holdburg said. “My dad (the late Norris L. Holdburg) wasn’t even a drinker and he’d say ‘It just seems kind of stupid to make

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Soon-to-be 100-year-old World War II veteran Stanley LaSota. LaSota was born on August 12, 1918 in Caro. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1941.

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Celebrating 150 Years The Tuscola County Advertiser celebrates its 150th birthday in 2018. To commemorate, The Advertiser will feature stories retyped word-for-word, advertisements and photos from a different year in each Saturday edition.

In late summer of 1958, the village of Caro put on its first sidewalk sale, with positive results. It is unclear if this became an annual event, and if so when it ceased. This article ran in the Aug. 21, 1958 edition of the Tuscola County Advertiser, when it was published weekly on Thursday.

Sidewalk Sales Promotion Named Smashing Success The committee responsible for last Friday and Saturday’s successful Sidewalk Sales Campaign met in a post-sale luncheon at Robinson’s Restaurant last Tuesday noon to discuss the sale and what might be done to improve it. Williams Preston was the general chairman of the vent, which had merchants calling I the village’s most successful promotion in history. Chief of Police Clayton

Montei estimated that probably 7,000-8,000 customers swarmed on Caro’s busy streets last weekend. On the committee were: automobile, Frank Rademacher and Don Asher; implement, Jim Hyde; furniture, Harold Cook and Percy Shagena; clothing, Herb Schultz and Bruce Barr; groceries, Jim Keckler and Ken Philp; entertainment, Dick Quinn; sidewalk space, Don Jewell; and variety stores, Fred McMullen.

The town’s mixed merchandise stores said that sales were up 50% on soft lines and 20% on hard lines. Others reported 45% gains on all goods. Among the many recommendations which the committee will make to the Chamber of Commerce is the possible re-scheduling of the sales event earlier by about a week or two. One committee member said “it was too late for summer goods and two early for fall.” Other comments were that the sale conflicted with back-to-school selling program. The point of blocking streets was discouraged since some merchants told of many passer-throughs who stopped to buy in the event. Also the committee was to re-evaluate the blocking of side streets which cut off the side-street merchants in the downtown area. Among the other recommendations for the coming year was the placement of banners at both ends of the street and the festooning of the down-town area to give a still more carnival air. A suggestion that merchants and sales personnel wear distinctive customs such as Bermuda shorts or peculiar hats also received support although a few of the committeemen were reluctant to go as far as to attempt to draw business with some of down-town Caro’s knobby knees. Some consideration was given to both increasing the sales period to three days and an opposite proposal cutting the sales to one day. Both were to be given further discussion and study. Also mentioned for improvement was second day sales. This could be done by raffles of merchandise, committeemen felt, and other similar events. Each of the committeemen felt the event was successful and by the looks of Caro’s downtown streets, jammed from one end to the other especially Friday night, the event could be termed a success. Customers from all parts of the county and as far away as Port Huron, Detroit and Flint bought in Caro stores last weekend. Customers were heard to remark on all sides of the real bargains that were offered. The promotion paid off in savings to the customer and increased revenue and stock reduction for the merchant.


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2018 Election Results

Aug. 7 Primary Election unofficial results in Tuscola County races Michigan Governor

State Senate, 31st District

Republican *Bill Schuette: Tuscola County 4,256 (54 percent); Michigan 500,224 (51 percent) Brian Calley: Tuscola County 1,786 (23 percent); Michigan 248,276 (25 percent) Patrick Colbeck: Tuscola County 491 (6 percent); Michigan 129, 283 (13 percent) Jim Hines: Tuscola County 1,287 (16 percent); Michigan 108,306 (11 percent) Democrat *Gretchen Whitmer: Tuscola County 2,381 (59 percent); Michigan 586,332 (52 percent) Shri Thanendar: Tuscola County 897 (22 percent); Michigan 199,015 (18 percent) Abdul Al-Sayed: Tuscola County 740 (18 percent); Michigan 340,394 (30 percent) Libertarian *Bill Gelineau: Tuscola County 15 (50 percent); Michigan 4,062 (58 percent) John J. Tatar: Tuscola County 14 (47 percent); Michigan 2,911 (41 percent)

Republican *Kevin Daley: Tuscola County 4,014 (53 percent); overall 18,082 (59 percent) Gary Glenn: Tuscola County 3,588 (47 percent); overall 12,774 (41 percent) Democrat *Cynthia Luczak: Tuscola County 1,028 (29 percent); overall 10,751 (53 percent) Bill Jordan: Tuscola County 1,070 (30 percent); overall 4,027 (20 percent) Chuck Stadler: Tuscola County 879 (25 percent); overall 2,774 (14 percent) Joni Batterbee: Tuscola County 589 (16 percent); overall 2,726 (13 percent)

United States Senator Republican *John James: Tuscola County 3,469 (46 percent); Michigan 516, 780 (55 percent) Sandy Pensler: Tuscola County 3,982 (53 percent); Michigan 428,538 (45 percent) Democrat *Debbie Stebenow (unopposed) United States Congress (5th District, eastern Tuscola County) Republican *Travis Wines (Unopposed) Democrat *Daniel Kildee (Unopposed) United States Congress (10th District, western and central Tuscola County) Republican *Paul Mitchell (unopposed) Democrat *Kimberly Bizon: Tuscola County 1,156 (49 percent); overall 21,938 (41 percent) Frank Accavitti Jr.: Tuscola County 452 (19 percent); overall 17,048 (31 percent) Michael McCarthy: Tuscola County 738 (31 percent); overall 14,347 (26 percent)

State Legislature, 84th District

Caro Community Schools Operating Millage Renewal Proposal YES 1,662 (69 percent), NO 757 (31 percent)


Trustee Republican Wayne Schultz 172 (53 percent) Larry Phipps 152 (47 percent)

Police Department Renewal Millage YES 375 (63 percent), NO 220 (37 percent) Road Repair Renewal Millage YES 357 (67 percent), NO 173 (33 percent)


Republican *Phil Green: Tuscola County 3,109 (41 percent); overall 5,005 (39 percent) Matthew Bierlein: Tuscola County 3,545 (47 percent); overall 4,879 (38 percent) Dean Smith: Tuscola County 947 (12 percent); overall 2,941 (23 percent) Democrat *William Shoop (unopposed)

Emergency Services YES 201 (82 percent), NO 45 (18 percent)

County Road Commissioner

Road Millage YES 477 (70 percent), NO 207 (30 percent)

Republican Gary Parsell 4,933 (52 percent) Duane Webber 4,488 (48 percent) Tuscola County Medical Care Facility Renewal YES 7,876 (69 percent), NO 3,618 (31 percent) Sunday Package Liquor Sales YES 7,408 (64 percent), NO 4,190 (36 percent) Individual townships and cities


Road Construction and Maintenance Millage Renewal YES 227 (79 percent), NO 60 (21 percent)


Road Millage Renewal YES 350 (70 percent), NO 147 (30 percent)

Road Construction Millage YES 166 (69 percent), NO 73 (31 percent) Road Maintenance Millage YES 173 (72 percent), NO 67 (28 percent)


Rawson Memorial Library Millage Proposal YES 895 (75 percent), NO 303 (25 percent)


Fire Millage Proposal YES 220 (66 percent), NO 113 (34 percent) Road Millage Proposal YES 180 (56 percent), NO 140 (44 percent)


Road Millage Proposal YES 136 (57 percent), NO 104 (43 percent) Road Millage Renewal Proposal YES 151 (63 percent), NO 90 (37 percent) Rawson Memorial Library Millage Proposal (see under Elkland Township)

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Fire, police, ambulance, and trash and recycling collection services millage YES 259 (74 percent), NO 94 (26 percent)


Fire Millage Proposal YES 162 (79 percent), NO 43 (21 percent)


Clerk Republican Cristi Smith 231 (61 percent) William Campbell 150 (39 percent)

Road Improvement and Maintenance Renewal Proposal YES 421 (71 percent), NO 174 (29 percent) Fire protection renewal proposal YES 459 (78 percent), NO 137 (22 percent)





Bullard Sanford Memorial Library Bullard Sanford Memorial Library Millage Renewal Millage Renewal (see under YES 1,352 (68 percent), NO 643 (32 percent) Juniata Township)

Fire Millage Renewal YES 744 (77 percent), NO 218 (23 percent)


Road Millage Renewal YES 221 (70 percent), NO 95 (30 percent) Rawson Memorial Library Millage Proposal (see under Elkland Township)


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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 Plant a Row runs through Sept. 25. Drop off clean produce (vegetables, fruits, herbs) Monday nights or Tuesday mornings before 8:00 a.m. behind the MSU Extension Office at 362 Green St., Caro, MI 48723. New this year: Produce will be distributed by the Good Samaritan Food Pantry at the United Methodist Church, 670 Gilford Rd., Caro on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. to noon. Please bring bags or boxes to put produce in GriefShare, hosted by Caro First Baptist Church, 1535 W. Gilford Rd., will be held on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. for 13 weekly meetings (through Nov. 6). The support group will meet to discuss the many tangents of the grieving process. Each meeting is designed to be independent of the other meetings. For more information, visit or call Mike Tharp at 989-673-2175. 43rd Annual Thumb Old Engine and Tractor Association Show will be held Aug. 10-12 at the fairgrounds in Caro. View operating antique farm engines, tractors and equipment along with a flea market, live music, children’s activities and food vendors. Farm Toy Show and Sale on Aug. 11. For more information, call 989-673-3430 or visit www.carotractorshow. com. Thumb Dance Club will be held Saturday, Aug. 11 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. Frankenmuth Area Christian Women’s Club “Looking Great” luncheon on Tuesday, Aug. 14 from noon to 2 p.m. at Zehnder’s Restaurant in Frankenmuth. Special feature is a style show, special guest speaker is Heidi Shearer of Midland. Free pre-school nursery is available by reservation. For luncheon and

nursery reservations or more information, call Grace at 989-871-4048 or Alice at 989-8238975. Senior Citizen Free Movies will be held at Rawson Memorial District Library, 6495 Pine St., Cass City on Friday, Aug. 17 at 1:30 p.m. Movies are “Dinosaurs in the Outback” and “Germany’s Black Forest and Cologne”. Friday Flicks at Caro Area District Library will be held Aug. 17 at 6 p.m. Movie is “The Princess Bride” Free popcorn. Rated PG. Tip of the Thumb Dancers will be held Saturday, Aug. 18 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. Caro Area District Library will host Raymond Goodman’s one-man play, Mr. Kricky’s Bridge on Thursday, Aug. 23 at 6:30 p.m. Approximately 35 minutes. Free program, no registration. Youth Days 2018, hosted by the Cass City Gun Club, 2676 N. Englehart Rd., will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is free for ages 5-15. Lunch will be provided to all kids with their sign-in ticket. Events include gun safety, tree stand safety, turkey/duck/goose calling and many other activities. For more information, contact Jeff Wallace at 989-6700421. 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, 3:30-

6:30 p.m. Good home-style dinner, everyone is welcome. Tuscola County Senior Citizens dining center at Caro K of C Hall, second and fourth Monday of the month. Call Joyce, 989-6832791. 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

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A storm is a brewin’ (Photo by Bentley Alderson)

Fifteen-year-old Bentley Alderson snapped this photograph in Elkland Township as storm clouds neared Cass City on Aug. 2. Multiple storm cells swept through Tuscola County that day, giving the region some muchneeded rain.


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Phil Green, center, pictured with daughter Laci Green, left, wife Marun Green and sons Anthony Green and Tyler Green, Tuesday night at the Brentwood in Caro. Phil Green won the Republican primary election for 84th District state representative.

Green received 5,130 votes total, which was 153 more than Matthew Bierlein of Vassar Township, who received 4,977 votes. Dean Smith of Bay Port was third with 3,084 votes in the threecandidate race. “I’m very thankful for the confidence that the Republican voters have placed in me,” Green said. In Tuscola County, Bierlein received the most support with 3,545 votes; 436 more than Green (3,109) and nearly 2,600 more than Smith (947). “I was not surprised I didn’t take Tuscola County,” Green said. “Matt Bierlein is a great guy. He worked hard and has been a great county commissioner.” Green’s goal heading into the primary was to split Huron County with Smith and Tuscola County with Bierlein. “Being able to do that, I knew it was very possible I wasn’t going to win either county, but I was going to be strong in both counties,” he said. “To earn 40 percent of the vote in a three-way race shows there is a lot of support for my ideals and for my platform.” In Huron County, Smith received the most votes with 2,137. Green had 2,021 and Bierlein had 1,432. Green now moves on to the general election in November against Democrat Bill Shoop for the right to succeed Canfield. Shoop was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Breaking down the results from Tuesday in the 84th District race, the most votes Green received from one precinct in Tuscola County was 285 votes in Fremont Township. In Huron County, Green polled best in Port Austin Township, with 151 votes. Running his campaign with the slogan of “Fighting for the Forgotten Peninsula,” Green, a lifelong conservative, says he has a goal of going to Lansing to work for the people of Tuscola and Huron counties.


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“As far as the election, I’m going to do exactly what my platform is – Fight for the Forgotten Peninsula – I’m going to work hard to make Tuscola-Huron counties back the way it needs to be,” Green said. Some of the top issues Green sees in Tuscola and Huron counties are also the same issues that he says other Michiganders face – a high cost of living -- including expensive energy and electricity bills. Canfield announced in March that he would not seek a third term as representative for Michigan’s 84th District. Green’s father is Mike Green, the current District 31 state senator who has served in that capacity for eight years. Shoop, 63, of Vassar, received 3,291 votes on Tuesday in Tuscola County as the lone Democrat on the ballot for the 84th District race. Support for Shoop was strongest in terms of voter turnout in Fremont Township and the City of Caro, with 188 votes apiece. In Huron County, Shoop received 1,578 votes. “Between now and the general election, my campaign strategy does not change one bit,” Phil Green said. “I’m going to be knocking on doors, putting signs out and working my tail off. I know it is going to be a very tight race.” Asked why folks should vote for him over Shoop in November, Phil Green said “I have experience in a very wide range of different topics. I grew up on an 80-acre farm, I’ve been in education, I’ve been in the human services side of things as a pastor. I think my experience to work with people is something that differentiates myself from Bill Shoop.” On Tuesday night, Green held an election party at the Brentwood in Caro with 60 of his closest supporters. “It was a riot,” he said. “We had live music and food and watched the results come in.” The general election is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 6.


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Heartbreaker: Sugar Beets can’t hold big early lead as Copperheads clinch GLSCL championship By A dam S mith Sports Editor

ATHENS COUNTY – There’s no denying the fire the Saginaw Sugar Beets played with in Wednesday’s backs-against-the-wall, winor-go-home scenario they were faced with in Game 2 of a best-of-three Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League championship series with the Southern Ohio Copperheads at Bob Wren Stadium. More times than not, scoring eight runs in a game puts a victory well within reach, but a Copperheads’ team that was the best in the league during the regular season and had swept its way through the playoffs to that point capped an outstanding season by overcoming an early 7-0 deficit to post a 10-8 win over Saginaw, winning the series 2-0. The GLSCL championship for the Copperheads is their first in a 16-year year league tenure that dates to 2002. See BEETS B2

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Former Millington High standout and current Central Michigan University player Brandon Reed pitches during Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League regular-season play for the Saginaw Sugar Beets. Reed drew the starting assignment for Saginaw’s win-or-go home scenario for Game 2 of the best-of-three league championship series on Wednesday at the Southern Ohio Copperheads. He left the game after the sixth inning with the Beets leading 7-3, but Saginaw saw a 7-0 lead disappear en route to a 10-8 loss that clinched the Copperheads the league title.

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Saginaw (27-19), conversely, was in its inaugural campaign as a GLSCL member. The Northern Division champion Sugar Beets were formidable from start to finish this summer despite being a newly-assembled team, going 24-16 during the regular season and 3-3 in the playoffs. On the Saginaw roster from The Advertiser’s coverage area are ace pitcher Brandon Reed (Millington High/ Central Michigan University), utility player Brady Wood (Frankenmuth High/Adrian College) and pitcher Jack Tagget (Frankenmuth High/Kalamazoo College). Reed got the call to start the biggest game of the year for the Beets and didn’t disappoint, leaving after the sixth inning with a quality start in tow and in line for the win with Saginaw leading 7-3. He yielded three runs on seven hits, walked three and struck out four. The Sugar Beets put their first four runs on the board in the top of the second inning. Consecutive singles by Jacob Crum, Daniel Page and Max Trucks loaded the bases, and Ryan Robinette’s double unloaded them to make it a 3-0 Beets’ lead. A single by Cooper Marshall plated Robinette to make it 4-0. Robinette’s three-run double was his fourth extra-base hit of the series. An RBI groundout by Wood increased Saginaw’s advantage to 5-0 in the fifth inning and Noah Marcoux’s two-run single followed to make it 7-0. Reed shut the Copperheads out over the first four innings, but allowed three runs in the bottom of the fifth to cut the Saginaw lead to 7-3. Southern Ohio made its push in the bottom of the seventh, tying the score at 7-7 with four runs coming via four hits and five walks against the Beets’ relief combination of Kyler Seemann, Matt Blunk and David Klug. Connor Charping doubled to drive in Marshall and help Saginaw briefly regain the lead at 8-7 in the eighth, but the Copperheads finished with three unanswered runs to win in dramatic fashion. Klug walked the first two Southern Ohio batters in the bottom of the eighth to put the Sugar Beets on shaky footing. Saginaw then went to its closer Billy Blair, who induced a fielder’s choice to get the first out at second and leave runners on first and third. A balk from Blair to the next batter up brought home the tying run to make it 8-8, and after walking the ensuing Copperheads’ hitter, the Beets made two errors on the next play to account for the remaining Southern Ohio runs. The pitching loss was charged to Blair. Offensively for the Beets — who got at least one hit from everyone in their lineup — Marshall led them with two hits, two runs and two walks. Charping and Max Trucks also had two hits each.

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Top: Vassar’s Bill Germain (45) and Jacob Lintner (30) combine for a tackle of Laker High ball carrier Brett Maurer during the eighth annual alumni football game between the schools last Saturday at Laker High. The Vulcans fell to the Lakers 13-0, which evens the series between the rival Greater Thumb West programs at 4-4.

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Simple stick and string fishing during the dog days of summer with the ever dependable cane pole Something I have done since childhood is a single long piece of bamboo that had to to go wade-fishing in my beloved Cass River, be strapped on top or alongside of the car in which isn’t far from my family farm. This is order to reach the fishing spot. Those long, bamboo “cane poles” on the Cass River’s Upper Reaches which will typically reach its lowest water levels in were effective fishing tools too, allowing for late summer, allowing for excellent wading accurate placement of the baited hook (the conditions, not to mention the wonderful bait was usually worms we dug up in our humus rich barnyard). Generally fishing opportunities created by we used red and white stick bobbers the “Dog Days” of summer. The (probably a collector’s item today) fish during this timeframe are in a as well, and the addition of this hungrier mood because the frequent weight made for more control for and steady hatches provided by accurate casting and that lengthy various insect species the fish have and slender bamboo allowed for gorged and fattened themselves on acute sensitivity in feeling a fish during the spring and early summer nibbling on the bait. That springy are now a thing of the past. With bamboo can take quite a beating regular meals becoming a bit scarcer, fish are more ready to take Tom Lounsbury as well with a fighting fish, and landing the fish is as simple as the bait or hit the lure. Wading can lifting the pole’s tip straight up in take anglers into otherwise hard to reach areas which feature isolated pools a steady manner. Actually it is just a very that offer excellent fishing opportunities. simple case of geometry. When I started to go fishing alone by Needless to say folks, this is an atmosphere I dearly love and always look forward to, pedaling my bicycle from our farm to the and it is not difficult at all for me to spend nearby Cass River, those long bamboo poles an entire day wade-fishing in the Cass River, had to be left behind. My method here was during which I’ll do catch and release of to take along a set length of fishing line most of the fish and only keep (well within wrapped around an old wooden sewing the limit) fish I intend to cook and eat fresh thread spool and when I got to the river, I would cut off a switch of sandbar willow that (my favorite is actually rock bass). Most folks often assume the Dog Days get grows prevalent along the riverbank, trim their name from the late summer’s dry and off the branches with my handy pocketknife, hot weather which of course, can be hard on and attach the fishing line to the slender tip dogs. However, the name comes from the of this and I was ready to go. Selecting the late summer timeframe in which the Dog green willow (dry willow can become too Star (that was named by ancient Romans) brittle and will break easily) switch was an instinctive matter as to what worked for me, can be readily seen. Fishing of course has a whole bunch and it was a great system for wade-fishing of history associated to it and primitive and working near tight and brushy fishing humans probably first started to fish with holes. Actually it is a fishing method used spears and crude nets. Somewhere along the for eons and I felt a distinct kinship to way, someone figured out a convenient way Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. Then a friend came fishing with me and he to catch fish, especially in deeper waters, was to use a baited hook and line. This had one of those new-fangled rod and reels, was in the form of hand lining (just plain and I was mesmerized by the casting out hanging onto the line with bare hands – a and reeling in (which he did more of than method actually still used today). No doubt catching fish), and I knew I had to save my it was learned that attaching the line to a money and get me one. Admittedly, from tree limb hanging out over the water took then on for a while I got away from the a better, shock absorbing beating than bare simple stick and string fishing concept. Then hands. When an inquisitive soul figured out my three sons came along and with a farm detaching the branch from the tree allowed pond in our backyard, summertime fishing for more diversity when casting the baited is a way of life here. Not wanting to deal hook and line for even more effective fishing with the typical line snarls (aka “bird nests”) opportunities, the first fishing pole was born in lines and reels (I could easily remember and the evolution of the fishing tackle we my first experiences with my first rod and know today began. The fly rod of today got reel, and I was older than them) I opted right its start in merry old England as a slender away to start them out with cane poles. The local hardware just happened to have rod whittled from a wood called “green heart” and using horsehair fishing line and a bunch of bamboo poles of various sizes, and I was soon able to tailor equip the no reel – reels would come much later. There is something to be said about using kids, and not wanting to have them feeling a simple stick and string for fishing, because left out while I used a rod and reel, I got a there is truly no fuss or muss entailed to the “cane pole” for myself as well. You might whole affair. Being from the baby boomer say taking my sons fishing in this old style generation, my first fishing experiences manner caused me to come around full were with long bamboo fishing poles (that circle. No doubt nostalgia played a role everyone referred to as cane poles) that we while I instructed them on how to do it, but I kept stored in a special spot in the tool shed. was soon reintroduced into how dependable Actually a lot of folks used bamboo poles and utterly relaxing fishing with a cane pole back then and these weren’t the jointed can be. I haven’t backed away from it since. As fate would have it not long after my poles that come apart in sections, but rather

A cane pole is a great way to start kids into fishing with, due its dependable effectiveness and utter simplicity of function.

sons got into fishing, I discovered my favorite cane pole of all cane poles at a local garage sale, and for only a couple bucks. It is a 3-sectioned affair that when put together is in the neighborhood of 12 feet long, and unlike the cane-poles of my youth, is an easy matter to transport to and from fishing spots. It is also, despite its length, well balanced from its hefty butt to its slender, but strong tip. Although I mention often of my fishing adventures on the Cass River using a fly rod or ultra light rod and reel while wading or from a canoe, admittedly more times than not, you just might see me using this cane pole. Its sheer simplicity causes an already relaxing pastime to become even more laid back. On top of that, it is also very effective in catching fish in such a brush-lined river environment. Presenting bait or even artificial lures and spoons can be performed with a very unique dexterity, including small, open pockets in a myriad of lily pads. My personal way of rigging a cane-pole is basically straightforward and like the tackle in general, quite simple. I use heavy (12 - 20 lb test) Dacron line as the main line attached to the tip of the cane pole, and cut off at the same length as the cane pole. On the end I have a swivel-snap for attaching hooks on monofilament leaders (or even a wire leader if I know a pike might be lurking about in the lily pads). My end result is casting a line out that is just slightly longer than the already lengthy cane pole, which I have found to be more than adequate and very manageable for near shore, off a dock, or river fishing. I’m certainly not looking to fish into deep and murky depths, but instead I pick my ground, so to speak, for employing this timeless system. (Extra line for more reach can be wound around near the tip of the cane-pole, but I personally believe this affects the ultimate sensitivity in feeling fish working the bait). Generally I look upon using a cane pole as a live bait option, but I have successfully used artificial bait including spoons (my favorite is the made in Michigan Eppinger

Dardevle) and bass poppers. Minnows work well (especially if I’m fishing from a canoe), but more often than not I use dependable worms as they are much easier to deal with, especially when wading (I carry the worms in snuff tins). My granddaughter McKenna is an avid fisherperson who dearly loves to fish with cane poles because they are simple to use, and readily catch fish. I can remember the hot summer day a few years ago when I watched her slowly walking along the bank of our farm pond with her cane-pole extended out over the water, and much to my amazement she hooked and landed a 19 inch large mouth bass. According to her, she was “shore trolling”. Bless the wisdom and ingenuity of small children. I had to try that particular technique myself because it obviously works.

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ANAHEIM -- The good news for Blaine Hardy is that he shouldn’t have to look out to the Tigers’ bullpen soon. With Mike Fiers now in Oakland, Hardy at last has a pretty safe grasp on a spot in Detroit’s rotation. That did not make things any easier on the left-hander as he watched balls fly over the outfield fences of Angel Stadium. After five weeks of homerless innings, and a no-hit bid into the seventh frame of his last start, Hardy watched the long ball be his downfall in Wednesday afternoon’s 6-0 loss to the Halos. Ex-teammate Justin Upton’s two-run homer and solo shots from Albert Pujols and Kole Calhoun finished off a three-game series sweep and a winless West Coast trip for the Tigers. The Tigers scored eight runs on their six-game road trip, their lowest-scoring six-game stretch since September 2005. “We’ve just got a lot of guys struggling at the same time,” manager Ron Gardenhire said. “A lot of younger players [are] fighting it. You know what, we play better at home, so it’ll be nice to get home.” Hardy (4-4) has bounced between the Tigers’ rotation and bullpen with success for most of the season, solidifying his place on Detroit’s roster -- no small feat for a pitcher who was designated for assignment in Spring Training and went unclaimed. That in itself has made the season a victory for the 31-year-old, but he admittedly would still like to use this stint to make a case for going into next Spring Training and competing for a full-time starting job. Wednesday’s outing won’t go on the resume. With a firstpitch temperature of 94 degrees and a slight wind blowing out, fly balls carried, and a power-hitting Angels lineup took advantage of pitches left up enough to elevate. “I’m not going to make excuses,” Hardy said. “Having a high pitch count last time and then going out there in the hot heat, I was probably more fatigued than usual. But in the end, I didn’t have my best stuff today. Three or four pitches, they made me pay for it.” Hardy hadn’t given up a home run since June 26, a span covering 21 2/3 innings, until Calhoun sent his second pitch of the afternoon 404 feet to center field. A walk and back-

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Aug. 11.... Minnesota.................6:10 Aug. 12.... Minnesota.................1:10 Aug. 13.... Chicago Sox.............7:10 Aug. 14.... Chicago Sox.............7:10 Aug. 15.... Chicago Sox.............1:10 Aug. 16.... at Minnesota.............8:10 Aug. 17.... at Minnesota.............8:10 Aug. 18.... at Minnesota.............7:10 Aug. 19.... at Minnesota.............2:10 Aug. 21.... Chicago Cubs...........7:10 Aug. 22.... Chicago Cubs...........7:10 Aug. 23.... Chicago Sox.............1:10 Aug. 24.... Chicago Sox.............7:10 Aug. 25.... Chicago Sox.............6:10 Aug. 26.... Chicago Sox.............1:10 Aug. 28.... at Kansas City..........8:15 Aug. 29.... at Kansas City..........2:15 Aug. 30.... at NY Yankees..........7:05 Aug. 31.... at NY Yankees..........7:05 Sept. 1..... at NY Yankees..........4:05 Sept. 2..... at NY Yankees..........1:05 Sept. 3..... at Chicago Sox.........2:10 Sept. 4..... at Chicago Sox.........8:10

Sept. 5..... at Chicago Sox.........8:10 Sept. 7..... St. Louis.....................7:10 Sept. 8..... St. Louis.....................6:10 Sept. 9..... St. Louis.....................1:10 Sept. 10... Houston.....................6:40 Sept. 11... Houston.....................6:40 Sept. 12... Houston.....................1:10 Sept. 14... at Cleveland..............7:10 Sept. 15... at Cleveland..............1:05 Sept. 16... at Cleveland..............1:10 Sept. 17... Minnesota.................7:10 Sept. 18... Minnesota.................7:10 Sept. 19... Minnesota.................1:10 Sept. 20... Kansas City...............7:10 Sept. 21... Kansas City...............7:10 Sept. 22... Kansas City...............6:10 Sept. 23... Kansas City...............1:10 Sept. 25... at Minnesota.............8:10 Sept. 26... at Minnesota.............8:10 Sept. 27... at Minnesota.............8:10 Sept. 28... at Milwaukee.............8:10 Sept. 29... at Milwaukee.............7:10 Sept. 30... at Milwaukee.............3:10

to-back singles plated another first-inning run before Hardy settled down to retire 10 of his next 11 batters. Upton, who played with Hardy and several other current Tigers over the previous couple seasons before being traded to the Angels last August, began the stretch of back-to-back homers that doomed the lefty by working a 1-2 count full. Upton fouled off a 3-2 fastball over the plate, prompting Hardy to try to send him swinging at a changeup low and out of the zone. The offspeed pitch caught enough of the inside corner for Upton to extend his arms and drive a ball deep to left for his second homer in as many games and his 23rd long ball of the season. “He knew I was throwing a changeup. I knew I was throwing a changeup. I’m pretty sure everyone knew I was going to throw a changeup,” Hardy said. “And if I locate it well, he can’t do much with it. But I ended up yanking it a little bit, and it ended up being right in his swing path.” Two pitches later, Pujols connected on a hanging curveball and drove it out to left-center for his 18th To get your photo from a Detroit Tigers’ game home run of the year, building a 5-0 lead. That was published in The Advertiser, e-mail it to insurmountable for the Tigers, whose offense fell back into its late-season funk after breaking out for five runs in a loss Tuesday night. Hardy yielded seven hits over five innings with a walk and three strikeouts. Artie Lewicki, called up from Triple-A Toledo earlier in the day, struck out lineup. They’re trying to get hits. They’re trying to drive in five batters in three innings of relief, but by game’s end, the runs. It’s a struggle.” -- Gardenhire Tigers looked ready to get home. UP NEXT: The Tigers get a badly-needed off-day “It’s frustrating,” catcher James McCann said. “It’s a big- Thursday upon returning from the West Coast before opening time mental test. It’s one of those things that builds character. a six-game homestand on Friday with a 7:10 p.m. ET game No one likes to lose. No one likes to struggle. But when it against the Twins at Comerica Park. Jordan Zimmermann does happen, how do you bounce back? How do you fight? (4-4, 4.31 ERA) gets the start trying to end a personal fourIt makes you better in the long run because of it.” game losing streak. Ervin Santana (0-0, 6.14 ERA) will take SOUND SMART: The Tigers’ struggles against the the ball for Minnesota. Angels aren’t simply a product of their current circumstance. Jason Beck has covered the Tigers for since They’re 12-31 against the Halos since September 2012, and 2002. Read Beck’s Blog, follow him on Twitter @beckjason 7-24 at Angel Stadium since ‘10. and Facebook. HE SAID IT: “They’re going to go through ups and downs. We just have a lot of people going through the downs right now, all together, and it’s just kind of a cloud over the

Gardy holds team meeting to address losses: Lewicki called up, Stumpf sent to Minors; Hicks lands on DL Jason Beck

ANAHEIM -- The Tigers came into the season with low expectations around the Majors, but they made an impression for the first half of the year with their high effort level. Win or lose, their never-quit style raised eyebrows for a rebuilding team. As they head down the home stretch with losses piling up, manager Ron Gardenhire wants to make sure they remember that. He also wants to make sure all these struggles aren’t for nothing. So he met with players this week and gave them a reminder, admittedly yelling at them for the first time this season. “I just wanted to talk about the game,” Gardenhire said. “We’re young, and we’re learning. Understand and pay attention to what’s going on. What do you need to work on? What can make you better? I yelled at them about that, because I felt like they were starting to waver. And I don’t want that to happen. “There’s too many good young players out there that have a chance. We have to finish the season off here. I don’t care about wins or losses, but we have to finish it the way we started, and that’s playing the game hard. We’re going to make some stupid outs, but just keep playing. They do that pretty hard.” The tone, catcher James McCann said, was appropriate. “That’s exactly what we needed,” McCann said. “He’s not the type of manager that’s going to come in and light you up because you lose a game. He’s the kind of guy that’s

going to light you up because you didn’t run hard down the line, or because you made a mental mistake. It’s the little things, not running a ball out, not covering first base, not backing up a base, not being in the right spot on cutoffs and relays. That’s his message.” The message comes amidst one of the rougher stretches the Tigers have suffered this season. They scored one run over three games last weekend in Oakland, their lowest offensive output for a three-game series since being shut out for three straight games at the end of the 1995 season. However, they battled vs. the A’s, losing the opener in 13 innings and a one-run game the next night before faltering in the finale. Though Detroit’s offense broke out for five runs Tuesday night after the talk, their frustrations have followed them. Fill-in starter Jacob Turner suffered a seven-run first inning with virtually no help from his defense, including a double-steal for the seventh run. “I can handle a lot,” Gardenhire continued. “These guys play. They really get after it out there. What I can’t handle is sloppy [baseball], like last night. That’s a donation. … “You have to play the game, no matter what the score is. We’re writing it all down. This is all going to have to change.” Two of the seven runs off Turner in his inning were unearned. Though the Tigers called up Artie Lewicki, who could join the rotation in Turner’s place, it would not be a surprise if Turner gets at least another start so that the Tigers can make a better evaluation of the righty with better play behind him. Said left-hander Blaine Hardy: “That’s

the toughest thing about going into the last month and a half of the season. Some people kind of go through the motions because it’s been such a long season, but with this team, you can’t. Everyone’s fighting for a job next year; I’d say Gardy’s talk was much-needed.” The struggles coincide with the Tigers trading away two influential veterans for prospects. Last week’s trade of center fielder Leonys Martin particularly hurt, Gardenhire said, since Martin was a vocal presence in the clubhouse and dugout. “Leo’s an extremely high-energy, vocal teammate,” outfielder Nicholas Castellanos said. “He can keep things light and keep things fun, because he knows he’s going to kick you on the butt whenever you’re sulking.”

Tigers option Stumpf, DL Hicks Lewicki’s return from Triple-A Toledo was one of two roster moves the Tigers made Wednesday morning. The right-hander replaces lefty reliever Daniel Stumpf, who was optioned to Triple-A Toledo after retiring one of four batters, including two hits to lefthanded hitters, in Tuesday’s loss. In another move, the Tigers placed catcher/ first baseman John Hicks on the 10-day disabled list with a right groin strain. Catcher Grayson Greiner was recalled from Triple-A Toledo. Though Stumpf was the lone lefty in the Tigers bullpen with Blaine Hardy back in the rotation, his struggles were too much to continue. Stumpf has given up eight runs

on 12 hits over five innings in his last eight outings. Left-handed batters improved to .321 (18-for-56) against him this season. “It’s all about his pitches,” Gardenhire said. “He’s got arm strength. His slider’s kind of flat right now. He’s kind of scuffling through it. The best thing that can happen for him is to go down and get innings in and try to find the feel for the slider again, and location with his fastball. “He’s got a good arm. He can get people out. But he’s not doing it right now.” Hicks has been dealing with the ailment since last homestand, Gardenhire said. He had tried to play through it, but team officials decided to not risk worsening the injury. He’ll see a doctor to make sure there’s nothing worse going on. Jason Beck has covered the Tigers for MLB. com since 2002. Read Beck’s Blog, follow him on Twitter @beckjason and Facebook.

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Motorcycles 2000 HARLEY ULTRA CLASSIC SCREAMING EAGLE 1550 26,000 miles. Good tires, brand new battery, all fluids have been changed. PRICE REDUCED! $8,500 Call 553-2761 2010 YAMAHA 400cc MAJESTIC MOTORCYCLE 11900 Miles, Black with back luggage. Step through type cycle. Asking $3500. Call Harry at 989550-5606 FOR SALE: 2001 Honda Goldwing Motorcycle, 75,000 miles, bought brand new, 1 adult owner. Call 989-683-2925 FOR SALE: 2005 Kawasaki Motorcycle. Vulcan 1500 Classic. Buy bike and get a trailer with it. $4500.00 OBO. Lot’s of extras. Call 989868-3238

Pets Fully vetted. ADORABLE Kittens and Mother Cat, need loving home. Litter trained. Call 989-9120139. GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS AKC OFA. Excel. Temp. Import Stock. Guaranteed. 715-537-5413 #268001-DS

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Caro 2 FAMILY GARAGE SALE: 1150 Collingwood Dr. August 16th and 17th; Thursday and Friday 9am-5pm; August 18th, Saturday 8am-12pm

MONTAGUE PLACE APARTMENTS - 1 bedroom apartments, 2 bedrooms are wait list, rent based on income (if qualified). barrier free available. Call Tina 989-673-7676 or Susan 616-942-6553, Equal Housing Opportunity. TDD/TTY DIAL 711

ANNUAL GARAGE/YARD SALE August 16th-18th 8am-5pm 1891 Riley Rd. Household items,5 burner BBQ grill, washer and dryer w/pedestals, books, lumber, craft wood, antique farm tools, car parts, landscape rocks all sizes, and miscellaneous. GARAGE SALE: 1585 Parkway Dr. Thursday, August 16th - Saturday, August 18th. 9am-5pm

SPACIOUS 3 BEDROOM HOME with basement, garage, and shed. Includes fridge and stove, with W/D hookup. New flooring. Vassar Call 810 798 8091

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

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GARAGE SALE: Saturday, August 11th 10am-6pm 3365 W. Caro Rd. Girls, women’s and men’s clothing, household items, crafts, backpacks, tools, and some new items. MOVING SALE: Aug.17th and 18th, 215 W. Gilford Rd. Brand name clothes, perfect for school, furniture, tools, decor and much more.

Mayville ESTATE SALE: 1995 E. Blackmore Rd. August 16th and 17th, Thursday and Friday. 9am-7pm. Antique dishes, antique tools, household items, furniture, and much more.

Sebewaing GARAGE SALE: Furniture patio-deck , large picture, Christmas in the City, Christmas Trees- Silver and Green, Tempurpedic box spring- Queen and regular, very old wood cupboard, metal cupboard, 3 sets of designer dishes- cabbage, rabbit, and pheasant, Antiques , and more. August 16th-18th 9am-5pm 681 Hickory Ct.

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TUSCOLA COUNTY CONSERVATION CLUB Membership applications @ or call Doug Kline 989-673-7938 Family memberships $50/year Trap & Skeet Shoot Thursdays: 6:00 PM Sundays: Noon-4:00 PM Defensive Pistol Training 1st & 3rd Mondays: 6:00 PM $10 Multi-Gun Tactical Shooting 2nd Saturday Every Month: 10:00 AM $20 (Call Bob 989-891-7623) Concealed Carry Classes Every Month (Call Ron 989-670-5234 or Robert 989-245-4925) US Practical Shooting Association 4th Saturday Every Month Hall Rental Call Sue 989-325-2765


Caro Williamsburg Apartments No pets. 2-bed, immediate occupancy, 1st & 2nd story.

$550/month $550 security deposit. Water included. Call or text Kristy at 989-553-2428 with questions.

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PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF MICHIGAN 71B JUDICIAL DISTRICT JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY PROBATE ORDER FOR SERVICE PUBLICATION/POSTING AND NOTICE OF ACTION CASE NO. 18-0137SP HON. KIM DAVID GLASPIE Court address: 440 North State Street, Caro, MI 48723 Court telephone no.: 989-672-3800 Plaintiff name(s), address(es), and telephone no(s). VALLI J. METRTO; FKA VALLIE JEAN BROWN v RANDY L. REIS 3287 BALL RD CARO, MI 48723 Plaintiffs attorney, bar no., address, and telephone no. PIPER LEGAL JEREMY R.M. PITER, P73008 601 S. SAGINAW ST, STE 202 FLINT, MI 48502 TO: RANDY L. REIS IT IS ORDERED: You are being sued in this court by the plaintiff to FORFEIT LAND CONTRACT. You must file your answer or take other action permitted by law in this court at the court address above on or before 09/19/2018. If you fail to do

so, a default judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint filed in this case. A copy of this order shall be published once each week in Tuscola County Advertiser for three consecutive weeks, and proof of publication shall be filed in this court. A copy of this order shall be sent to RANDY L. REIS at the last-known address by registered mail, return receipt requested, before the date of the last publication, and the affidavit of mailing shall be filed with this court. Date: 07/26/2018 Judge Kim David Glaspie P31610 3T5

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Tuscola Behavioral Health Systems, a Michigan Community Mental Health Authority, is seeking bids for its vehicle fleet cleaning. The bid will be for up to a three (3) year period beginning September 1, 2018. This project will involve vehicles located at Tuscola Behavioral Health Systems’ two (2) main office locations as well as two (2) residential facilities. Bids will be evaluated based on, but not limited to, applicable State of Michigan licensing, insurance requirements and distance from facilities.


If you are interested in bidding on the above, please contact Accounts Payable Manager at (989) 673-6191 for the project description and bid specifications. Bids will be accepted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 27, 2018.

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2018 National Golf Month ••••••••••••


Club Championship on deck for Willow Springs Golf and Country Club

A drone shot captures the scenery of Willow Springs Golf and Country Club.

Here’s a look at the outside of the clubhouse at Willow Springs Golf and Country Club, located at 7335 Oak Road in Vassar Township.

the past has included a personalized jacket or shirt to go with a personalized plaque. An appreciation dinner is also planned as a follow-up to tournament Willow Springs Golf and Country Club will see completion on Saturday. Willow Springs was built in 1968, but purchased its popularity peak next weekend with the hosting by Warner in 1994. He said the of its Club Championship Club Championship has been tournament that generally around for as long as the course draws between 60 and 70 has. entrants. “We’ve run it for each of “We’ve had the Club the last 25 years, and there are Championship every year plaques (commemorating) the that we’ve owned (Willow years before that,” said Warner. Springs),” said course owner Warner said anticipation Larry Warner. “We have for the Club Championship is a couple outings (open to increasing with each passing members and non-members day in the lead-up to the event. alike) that are pretty big, but “This week a lot of (golfers) this is probably our biggest that don’t play extra rounds will A look at the Willow Springs Golf and Country Club event.” be out practicing so they play as collection of golf carts. The two-day, 36-hole well as they possibly can,” said tournament runs next Warner. Saturday and Sunday at 7335 Warner said the ages of Club Oak Road in Vassar, and Championship participants will Warner anticipates a similar range from 15 to 94, with the setup to previous tournament latter age that of World War II iterations with four flights veteran John Kenny, who serves for men, including the as an inspiration to the rest of the championship flight, a field as a still active participant. (Photos by John Cook) championship flight included To complete the summer and Willow Springs Golf and Country Club among two or three women’s owner Larry Warner chips onto the fall season schedule, Warner flights pending turnout, and green. said Willow Springs will host a senior division consisting monthly Scotch Ball couples’ of a championship and first tournaments and scrambles. flight. Registration for the Club Championship is Go to for information on open to members only and available up to the day of Willow Springs’ events and offerings, or call the the event for a sign-up cost of $10. Following tournament play, prizes will be clubhouse directly for inquiries at 989-871-0703. A drone view of one of the fairways out at Willow Springs Golf and Country Club. distributed to flight winners, which Warner said in

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