I Theatre group forms Page 3 Pick Cub Scout of Year Page 5 CASS CITY CJ3RONICLE VOLUME 82, NUMBER 5 CASS CITY, MICHIGAN-WEDNESD Twenty-five cents SIXTEEN PAGES PLUS 2 SUPPLEMENTS 0 - G board mine available st r ugg 1es with pupil transfers St, health panel J AA 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- ation. 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 respective 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- tending. 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 s 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 to.open 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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