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      An agreement that would
    allow 4 students to attend
    the schools of their choice
    in the Owen-Gage‘and Cass
    City school districts was ap-
                                                                                                                                       a m :rabies problem
    proved unanimously by the                                                                                                            Dr. Kenneth Wilcox from            A statewide distribution      told the press Monday. It         Wilcox said that how soon
    Owen-Gage Board of Edu-                                                                                                           the Michigan Department             of a new rabies vaccine         requires only 5 relatively     after exposure to a sus-
    cation +Monday.                                                                                                                   of Health in Lansing, to-           started Monday and is av-       painless shots for protec-     pected rabid animal treat-
      The board continued to                                                                                                          gether with a group of other        ailable free. It is being       tion.                          ment should start depends
    struggle with its student                                                                                                         doctors from the depart-            given to area health depart-       The commercial cost of      on the circumstances. How-
    transfer request policy,                                                                                                          ment and a veterinarian,            ments and will be made av-      the vaccine would be $200,     ever, the sooner treatment
    however, voting 3-2in favor                                                                                                       outlined the problems and           ailable to doctors and hospi-   but the healthdepartment’s     is started after a bite by an
    of another transfer request.                                                                                                      concerns with the discov-           tal emergency rooms.            aim is to make it available    animal that does prove to
                                                                                                                                      ery of rabies in 3 animals             There is good news about     to everyone without regard     be infected, the better the
      School Supt. Harley B.                                                                                                          in the Mayville area at a           this new vaccine, Wilcox        to the ability to pay.            Please turn to page 16.
    Kirby told the board that he                                                                                                      press meeting Monday af-
    and Cass City School Supt.                                                                                                        ternoon in Marlette.
    Kenneth Micklash have                                                                                                                TheThumb is a “rabies
    drafted an agreement that                                                                                                         belt” in Michigan because
    will allow the children of
    Mr. and Mrs. James
    Brinkman and the children
    of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Miko-
                                                                                                                                      of the proximity of wild ani-
                                                                                                                                      mals to household pets and
                                                                                                                                      to people.
                                                                                                                                         Dogs, cats and bats are
                                                                                                                                      most dangerous to humans
                                                                                                                                                                              Area pet owners
    Ion to attend the schools of
    their choice through gradu-
       All 4 children already
    have received permission
    to continue attending their
                                         CASS CITY VETERINARIAN Dr. Edward Scollon
                                       (right) says he’s seeing a big increase in the number of pet
                                                                                                                                      because they are most
                                                                                                                                      likely to become infected
                                                                                                                                      from      foxes,    coyotes,
                                                                                                                                      skunks, raccoons and bats.
                                                                                                                                        The health department
                                                                                                                                                                              flock to vets
                                                                                                                                      urges all owners of pets to            The recent outbreak of         “There’s been quite an        we‘ve noticed a surge the
    1988-89 school year.
                           in the      owners getting their animals vaccinated against rabies.                                        have them vaccinated.                rabies in southeastern Tus-    increase in the number br-      next day,’’Reid continued.
       Under the agreement,            hlarlette resident Duane Chamberlain (above), who took 4                                       Dogs are required by law to          cola County is causing area    inging in their pets for im-       Dr. Rod Ellis, DVM, of
    which will be presented to         dogs in for shots last week, remarked that the recent rabies                                   have the vaccination, but            pet owners to “wakeup.”        munizations over the last 2     the Companion Animal
                                                                                                                                      enforcement has been a                 That’s the conclusion of a   weeks,” Scollon remarked.       Care Center in Caro, re-
    the       City board May 16,
    state aid, if applicable, will
                                       outbreak in the county “woke us up.”                                                           problem, according to area           number of area veterina-         He reported vaccinating       ported a “2 or 3-fold in-
    be collected by the school                                                                                                        animal control officers.             rians, who say they’ve been    22 animals last week, com-      crease” in rabies vaccina-
                                                                                                                                                                           swamped in recent weeks        pared to the 5 or 6 animals     tions. Normally, 5 to 10 vac-
    where the children are at-
       Kirbi noted that he has
                                     At area schools                                                                                                                       with calls from persons who
                                                                                                                                                                           want their dog or cat vacci-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          he would normally vacci-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          nate over the ‘same time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          cinations or fewer would be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          given per day, but the
    requested a one-month                                                                                                                                                  nated against the disease.     period.                         number has ranged from 20
    postponement of a State                                                                                                                                                  An informal survey of          Scollon noted that a dog      to 25 per day in recent
    Board of Education hearing
    on a property transfer re-
    auest      filed    bv
    hinkmans. The “hearing
    was to have been held May
                              the    Graduation swirl a
                                                                                                                                                                           several clinics revealed
                                                                                                                                                                           that veterinarians in recent
                                                                                                                                                                           weeks have been adminis-
                                                                                                                                                                           tering 2 and 3 times the
                                                                                                                                                                           number of rabies vaccina-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          or cat that gets its first
                                                                                                                                                                                                          rabies vaccination between
                                                                                                                                                                                                          the ages of 6 months and
                                                                                                                                                                                                          one year would be safe for
                                                                                                                                                                                                          one year. After that, each
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          weeks, he said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             “This is normally the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          busiest season for us be-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          cause it’s heart worm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          check time, so it’s been dou-
                                                                     and 19. Other students will      May 24 beginning a t 6:30junior-senior prom is Slated               tions they normally would       vaccination, which costs an     bly busy,” Ellis remarked,

    12, he said.                       Area high schools will
       Turning to another stu-       close out the 1987-88 school    finish out the year June 9,      p.m. a t the elementary  for Saturday at the Bava-                  this time of year.              average of $10, is effective    aduing, “It’s too bad this
    dent transfer request, the       year with concerts, awards      with finals set for June 8       school.                  rian Inn in Frankenmuth.                      Most of the doctors attri-   for 3 years.                    kind of thing has to happen
    board approved a motion          assemblies and final exams      and 9.                             Seniors are set to takeThe event will begin a t 6                 bute the sharp increase to                                      to get” pet owners in.
    that will allow the son of       before officially recogniz-       The       school’s     bac-    their final exams May 19 p.m.                                       3 animals in the Mayville                GOOD SIGN
                                                                     calaureate ceremony will         and 20. Their last day of  The year will draw to a                  and east Mayville areas                                            Ellis’ wife, Dr. Carol
    Mr. and Mrs. Charles             ing graduates during com-                                                                                                                                                                            Galka, DVM, who operates
    Bumhoffer, Sebewaing, to         mencement exercises this        begin at 2 p.m. May 22 at                                 close May 25 for seniors,
                                                                                                      school is scheduled for May                                         that, since February, have          Scollon pointed out that
    continue attending USA           month.                          the school. The Rev. S. Joe      20, while other students will
                                                                                                                               who are scheduled to take                  tested positive for rabies.      residents are taking cats as the Companion Animal
    High School for the 1988-89        Four area schools--Cass       Robertson, pastor of the         finish out the year Qune 8
                                                                                                                               their final exams May 23,                  Aside from those animals,        well as dogs to his office for Hospital in Cass City, com-
    school year. The Bumhof-         City, Owen-Gage, Kingston       Trinity United Methodist                                  24 and 25. Finals for other
                                                                                                      following final exams June                                          a raccoon, which bit a                                          mented, “We’re seeing alot
                                                                                                                                                                                                           vaccinations. That’s a good of people who don’t (nor-
    fers stated that they plan to    and Ubly--plan to graduate      Church, will be the guest        7 and 8.                 students will be given June                county resident, escaped,        sign, he said, because while
    move into the Owen-Gage          a total of nearly 300 stu-      speaker.                           Some 50 students who   7 and 8, with the June 8                   and officials are waiting for    the state requires dogs to mally) have veterinary
    district this summer, but        dents. Cass City, with 121        The class of 1987-88 will      have remained on the honor
                                                                                                                               being the last day of clas-                test results on another          be vaccinated in order to be There’s been quite an in-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          care for their animals.
    want to allow their son, who     seniors, has the largest        graduate during exercises                                 ses.
                                                                                                      roll throughout the school                                          “suspicious” raccoon. The        licensed, no such law exists
    will be a sophomore, to con-     class among the 4, while        slated tostart at 8p.m. May      year will take a one-day trip
                                                                                                                                 Sixty seniors are ex-                    Tuscola cases were the first                                    crease about the rabies
                                                                                                                                                                                                           for cats, which are as likely broke ever since the news
    tinue in the USA district.       Owen-Gage has the smal-         26 at the high school. One of    to Cedar Point June 10.  pected to take part in com-                in Michigan this year.           as dogs to be exposed to the
                                                                     the class’ 4 valedictorians,       The Rev. Patrick C.    mencement exercises set to                    To date, 11 persons, in-      virus.                         cases.”
                                     lest - wit.h 21 .
           “NO” VOTES                                                Jane Dickinson, and honor        O’Connor of St. Columbkille
                                                                                                                               begin at 2 p.m. May 29 in                  cluding 2 who were bitten,          Pam Reid of the Caro           Galka said she’s glad pet
                                               C A S CITY            student David Burnette           Church, Ubly, will give the
                                                                                                                               the high school gym. No                    have been exposed to the         Veterinary Clinic echoed owners are taking the in-
      Board trustees Mary A.                                         have been selected to speak      message at the school’s  baccalaureate is planned.                  deadly virus in Tuscola          Scollon’s observations.        itiative to protect them-
                                       Several Cass City stu-        at the ceremony. High            baccalaureate, to be held  Kingston High School                     County and are undergoing
    Abbe      and       William
                                                                     school Principal Russell         at 7:30 p.m. May 22 in the
                                                                                                                               graduate Thomas T. Lan-                    treatment.                         “A lot of people are cal- selves and others, but
    Kretzschmer cast the dis-        dents will be honored at an                                                                                                                                          ling to see if their animals added she’s disturbed by
                                     annual awards assembly          Biefer will present the class    elementary school gym.   way, who now serves as                        According to area vet-
    senting votes on a motion to
                                                                     to school Supt. Kenneth            Commencement         exer-
                                                                                                                               superintendent of the Caro                 erinarians, including Dr.       are up to date,” she noted. reports that some persons,
    grant the request. Trustee       slated for 1 pm.Friday in                                                                                                                                            “We’re seeing a lot of out of fear, are shooting any
                                     the high school gym. The        Micklash, who will award         cises will begin at 8 p.m.
                                                                                                                               School District, will be the               Edward Scollon, DVM, of
    Joseph Warack did not at-
                                                                     the diplomas.                    May 26 in the high schoolguest       commencement                   Cass City, pet owners are       people calling for rabies domestic animals they see.
    tend the meeting,                event will recognize a vari-                                                                                                                                         vaccinations, (and) we’re          “That’s not going to al-
                                     ety of honors, both                                              gym. Manuel Thies, high  speaker. He will be joined                 apparently listening to
      The board, at its April                                               OWEN-GAGE                                          by Kingston’s 1988 valedic-
                                                                                                      school science teacher and                                          local and state health offi-    seeing more cats than in leviate the problem ; it’s not
    meeting, tabled a request        academic and athletic.                                                                                                                                               the past.’’                     the answer,” she said. “The
                                       Also scheduled this                                            senior class advisor, will be
                                                                                                                               torian, Mary R. Cher-                      cials’ pleas to make sure
    by Greg and Lore Festian,                                          End-of -the year activities    the special speaker. Dip-niawski, and salutatorian,                 domestic animals are im-           Every time it (rabies) only way to stop it is to vac-
    Gagetown, who asked that         month is the senior high                                                                                                                                             comes out in the news, cinate the animals.”
                                     band concert, set for May       at Owen-Gage High School         lomas will be presented by
                                                                                                                               Donald M. Weinand Jr.,                     munized.
    their son be allowed to at-                                      include an academic and          Board of Education Presi-who will each address their
    tend kindergarten in Cass        19 beginning at 8 p.m. in the
                                     high school gym.                other awards assembly at 9       dent Ronald Good.        classmates. Diplomas will
    City in the 1988-89 school                                       a.m. Monday in the high                                   be awarded by Board of
    year.                              May 19 will also be the
                                     last day of school for          school     gym.     Athletic            KINGSTON          Education President Louis
      The couple stated a t that                                     awards will be presented at                               Wenzlaff.
                                     seniors, who are scheduled
       Please turn to page 16.       to take final exams May 18      a ceremony scheduled for           Kingston High School’s    Please turn to page 16.

    Opponents vow court battle
    over proposed Kingston camp
        A court battle appears in-   $4.5 million for up to 17       struction, vocational edu-       fathered” into the existing      mile radius of the proposed
     evitable in the planned          months,         authorizing    cation and a wilderness sur-     township zoning as a con-        camp, he said.
     opening of a “work and          Pioneer Work and Learn          vival experience based on        tinuing nonconforming use.
     learn” camp in Koylton          Center, Inc., to develop and    the “Outward Bound’’                                                        SAFETY
     Township for juvenile de-       open the camp at the Koyl-      model. Family and indi-            “We believe that it is,”
     linquents.                      ton Township site, located      vidual counseling, during        he remarked, adding, “The          The safety of residents,
       A state Department of So-     1 1/2 miles south of Kings-     and after the camp stay,         attorneys for the camp           particularly the elderly and
    cial Services official Mon-      ton.                            also is an integral part of      program (have) read the          students who attend school
    day said the camp is slated         The state board’s deci-      the.program.                     zoning, and they have inter-     in the nearby Kingston dis-
    to open as soon a s possible,    sion came one week after                                         preted it to say they have a     trict is a primary concern
    although he acknowledged         the local DSS,board voted           TRIAL CONTRACT               right to go in.”                 of residents, according to
    the issue may be decided in      2-1 not to recommend ap-                                            Township board trustee        Papke.
    court.                           proval of the camp in the          State DSS official Ken        Richard Borek, however,            Significant opposition to
       That appears’to be one of     township.                       Visser said the agreement        said Monday that the camp        the proposal, he repeated,
    the few points on which both        According to DSS offi-       approved last week calls         is not zoned for use as a        has been proven with 700
    sides agree.                     cials, Pioneer, a division of   for a trial contract of up to    “work and learn” facility.       signatures obtained from
       The township board, dur-      Wolverine Human Services        90 days, during which            He added, “They’re not           residents in the township
    ing a special meeting Satur-     of Detroit, is one of 6 firms   Pioneer will attempt to re-      going to get a zoning permit     and in the Kingston School
    day, joined the Concerned        that bid on the camp con-       solve a zoning dispute, and      as far as we’re concerned.”      District who are opposed to
    Citizens      of     Koylton     tract, which authorizes a       obtain licensing, necessary         Concerned Citizens of         the camp, the local DSS
    Township in hiring San-          facility for 50 youths, ages    building permits and esti-       Koylton Township spokes-         board’s vote and recent
    dusky attorney Anthony            13 through 17. The youths      mates on planned renova-         man Carl Papke, whose            meetings on the issue which
    Sykora in anticipation of a      can t multiple offenders,
                                           x                         tion at the camp.                farm is located about 1,300      were attended by at least             DESPITE STATE APPROVAL last week, a host of
    legal battle over whether        but will not have been con-        Another contract will         feet south of Kingston Hills     150 persons against the             Koylton Township residents remain vehemently opposed to
    the camp meets township          victed of an assault related    then be executed with an         Camp, remarked that resi-        camp.                               a youth rehabilitation camp slated in the township.
    zoning laws.                     crime,                          expiration date of Sept. 30,     dents have clearly shown            “You tell me how the
       Saturday’s action came           Youths would spend 6         1989, he said.                    they don’t want another         state can do this. This isn’t       Carl Papke (above),spokesman for the Concerned Citizens
    only 4 days after the State      months at the camp, which          Visser said the zoning dis-    youth camp in their area.       Russia,“ he said. “How else         of Koylton Township; says the state has ignored local
    Administrative Board ap-         emphasizes a combination        pute is focused on whether        There are already 3 Teen        can the people of the corn-
    proved a contract, of up to       of regular academic in-        the camp is “grand-               Ranch facilities within an 8      Please turn to page 16.
                                                                                                                                                                           opposition to the camp.

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