. t State champs Kings prep for once in lifetime tourney Page 4, section one I Numerous area winners at Tuscola County Fair Page 8, section one VOLUME 78, NUMBER 16 CASS CITY, MICHIbfi*,. ’ ‘Vll Twenty-fivecents Section 1, pages 1-12 20 PAGES PLUS SUPPLEMENT - ~ ~ ~ - I - -- - -. - -_- I. - _-..-I.--__-l_l. _-“--,,A ~ - - _^_.x-_- . .---- . .< $20,000 Alley stays open combine lost zn fcre Burning. leaves puts U e1 council In d,ilernrna Fire destroyed a combine Monday afternoon in El- lington Township. Owner Jack W. Kappen of 2546 Keilitz Road, Cass City, estimated the ll-year- old combine might have ing. With the landfill facing objections and he and two State law permits such be- Cass City Village Council been worth $20,000. a deadline of Sept. 1 from other property owners, Wil- nefits to spur development members are edging their The fire started in the en- the state Department of liam Sattelberg and Robert and new jobs. way toward a policy on fu- gine compartment, but the Natural Resources for clos- MacArthur, had signed a ture trash disposal in the cause was undetermined. ing or upgrading, Helwig letter in opposition. village, which presumably OTHER ITEMS The combine was being said, “I think what we’re will include a closing of the Abandonment was prop- driven by Kappen’s son, landfill. going to ask for is to go to osed,village President Ray A contract was approved Warren, 19, who was har- Tuesday, they heard the end of the year (to keep Armstead said, because the with the state Department vesting a wheat field along the landfill open). ” from a citizen who objected village hasn’t maintained of Transportation, which Dodge Road, 4% miles to a talked-about ban on It was mentioned at the the alley for years and it will pay $36,000to resurface south of M-81, owned by council’s June meeting that doesn’t serve the public, the four lane portion of N. burning, especially if it in- George Cooklin. With him cludes leaves. the ordinance will probably since it is a dead end alley. Seeger Street, to be’used as in the cab was Cooklin’s include a ban on burning, Public services commit- The property owners said a detour next year when the son, Steve, 15. which was of concern to they use the alley. At the M-53 bridge over the north tee members Elwyn Helwig Warren told the Chroni- Mike Kosal of 6764 Main end of the hearing, Park- branch of the Cass River is and Larry Davis updated cle the engine temperature Street. council members on what way owner Richard Turner rebuilt. gauge showed the engine has taken place since theHe first suggested that in- said he didn’t care one way stead of charging a flat rate or the other if the alley was last council session con- The DOT will also pay for was getting hot. When the paving of two lanes of the needle reached the red for garbage pickup, special abandoned. cerning closing of the land- garbage bags be sold a t a section of N. Seeger now With no one in favor, the being reconstructed from _ _ high enough cost to pay for council voted to keep the two to four lanes, but that fire. sure the flames are out in the engine compartment of the That pickup. would be the fairest ailey open. isn’t in writing yet. They didn’t think a rap- dlSpOSal. He emptied a fire extin- guisher on it but the flames combine owned by Jack Kappen, which burned Monday P osed ordinance wil be system, he suggested, since ready for presentation a t those with more trash CULTURAL CENTER The rebuilt portion is sup- posed to be done by Aug. 15. Please turn to page 4. afternoon. Loss was estimated at $20,000. the Aug. 28 council meet- would pay more. ’ Repaving of the present Weaver reported on re- four lanes, being done by a He then turned his atten- sults of a recent inspection tion to leaves, stating he with several other persons different contractor, will be Choices are many in Sanilac has a lot Of trees, plus a lot of the Cultural Center. With Of leaves from neighboy!’ done some time this year, the second floor sagging, it ’ The U S . Bureau of the trees up with 2% lawn*of likely will be closed to the Census, which had sought end end On his tons I public. leaves each fall,” he said. to reduce Cass City’s popu- The basic structure is lation from the 1980 figure primary election Tuesdar d “To bag that quantity Of considered sound, but the of 2,257, has granted the vil- leaves is unconceivable. ” back wall is deteriorating lage’s appeal -- sort of. Davis said villages which and the second floor fire es- Based on water bills and have banned burning are cape is in poor condition. other information, the vil- being contacted to deter- A state fire marshall will lage claimed Cass City now Sanilac County voters, Everyone running is a forcement career in 1947 as Patrick Patten, 57, San- nal justice from MSU. mine how they inspect the building for has 2,276 residents. The provided they vote in the Republican, so the primary undersheriff. A year later dusky, a sheriff’s deputy, John G. Osborn, San- leaves each fall. structural soundness and Census bureau’s official fi- Kosal then said he fa- safety. Republican primary, will winners will coast through he was appointed as Cros- Patten has 31 years off dusky, a deputy, has been vored allowing continued Elkland Township gure will be 2,266, have lots of choices to make the Nov. 6 general election. well police chief. police experience, serving working for the sheriff’s de- when they go to the polls Sheriff Ross Dundas, who In 1954 he returned to the as the Deck,erville police partment for nine years use Of burning the building and the village Andrew Barnes Jr. Con- 8 Tuesday. and received two meritori- has held the office since undersheriff post and chief and a member of the ous service citations. for maintain- struction was granted a one He was however, ing it. that state law, though not is responsible month extension on the Six candidates are run- 1965, was considering re- served there until his elec- Croswell police depart- ning for sheriff, two for pro- Osborn has an associate enforced in residential tirement, which was an in- tion as sheriff. Dundas is a ment. He became a Sanilac degree in law enforcement areas, bans such burning. Sherman Street lift station secutor, two for register of centive for five others to member of the National deputy in 1975. WALBRO and sewer extension pro- deeds and two for drain run. After they announced and the Michigan Sheriffs’ Patten graduated from from St. Clair County Com- Helwig commented that ject because of the delay in Oakland ‘ Police munity College (SCCCC) Cass City is the only village No representatives of receipt of the electrical con- trol panel. commissioner, The only their candidacy, Dundas Associations and is a past the countywide office holders decided to try for another president of the state Academy. He has attended and is working on a in the area that Still allows taxing units appeared that without opposition are term. group. the FBI School and Michi- bachelor’s degree in crimi- it* He added that given a would be affectedby a prop- Council members were Clerk Delene Schultheiss A World War I1 Navy vet- The other sheriff candi- gan State University law nal law at Saginaw Valley choice b&ween burning erty tax break given to Wal- favorable to a proposal and Treasurer Ken Rhead. eran, he began his law en- dates are: enforcement seminars and State College. He is presi- and having trash sitting bro Gorp. on its new Car- suggested by Gerald and has more than 400 hours of dent of the Sanilac County around waiting for pickup, buretor Group building at Geraldine Prieskorn to con- law enforcement courses. Law Enforcement Associa- he would rather burn it. the scheduled hearing;. Jim Merriman, 35, De- tion and vice-president of Council member Mike vert the vacant land along Nix McCreedy ckerville, 73rd District until resigning in May, held the Deputy Sheriffs’ Associ- Weaver summarized the Court probation officer, ation of Michigan. The then ap- Main Street between Sher- situation: “We’re all bet- Proved the 50 Percent tax man and Ale Streets into a Sgt. David L. Hall, Cros- ween a rock and a hard break for 12 years. Without park with flowers, shrubs the job seven years and well. He has been with the place. ’’ worked closely with all sheriff’s department since it, Walbro would be paying and benches, but no picnic $5,100 additional taxes on tables. the addition to what had property transfer Sanilac law enforcement 1975 and a sergeant for ALLEY more than four years. been it‘s engineering build- The owner, Chemical agencies. He originated the Bank, would lease the prop- Work Alternative Prog,- Hall graduated from the A public hearing was con- The benefit will save it erty to the village. The vil- ram, which uses jail in.- Flint Police Academy and ducted On proposed aban- $2,550 annually. The village lage would maintain it, but mates for labor and saves also attends SCCCC. He donment of the alley run- will still receive $2,550 the bank would still pay the county money. worked for the Peck depart- ning east from Ale Street in taxes, it- was taxes on it. The lease would By a 9-0 vote Monday wanted his children to go boards of education, held in Merriman has a behind the Parkway store* pointed out, than if Walbro be voided if the bank sells evening, the boards of edu- there and most of the chil- the Regional Educational bachelor’s degree in crimi,- Please turn to page 9. Max A. COnnell voiced his hadn’t built the building. the property. cation of the Huron and dren in the neighborhood Media Center in Cass City, Tuscola Intermediate go there. The two boards had to School Districts ( E D ) de- nied a requested property The McCreed s also said vote on the transfer request when they bouggt the prop- because Owen-Gage is in $lO,OOO in lottery transfer from the Owen- erty several years ago, the the Huron ISD and Cass dale-Gagetown to the Cass real estate agent told them City is in the Tuscola ISD. -m- 7 7 r 1 1 . a Lucky dime reveals bzg wznner City School district. it was in the Cass City dis- The reasons for denying Requesting the transfer trict. the transfer, as stated in of 9.911 acres were J a m e s Owen-Gage School Board the motion, were lack of an and Diane McCreedy of President Ronald Good immediate reason for it and 3655 Dale Road, Gagetown. commented that property the McCreedy’s property is Valuation of the property owners wanting to transfer closer to the elementary Jackie Heronemus has a peared. “I couldn’t see how come in about a month, with the money and is con- she Will be Playing the lot- for 1983 was $17,600. They out of his district often used school in Gagetown than it dime that she’s going to much money they had. after the Lansing lottery of- sidering investing it. tery more often. “I told my have two children, a 5-year- the excuse they didn’t know is to the one in Cass City. keep an eye on, because They kept pulling it back fice verifies the ticket. Mrs. husband, ‘1 bet you $1 of old who will be starting kin- it was in Owen-Gage when The McCreedys have 10 that 10 cents helped her hit and forth (to look at it).” Heronemus said she does Now back at work, Mrs. this (Prize) money Will go dergarten in the fall, and a they bought it. “It seems days to appeal the denial to the jackpot. The object of the lottery not know what she will do Heronemus stressed that to buy another ticket.’” 3-year-old. like they should know the state Board of Educa- Mrs. Heronemus, of 6950 game is to e t three num- where they’re buying and tion. Asked by the Chroni- Pringle Road, won $10,000 bers that a& up to seven, I Dale Road, which is in what they’re buying before cle after the vote whether July- 21 in the “7-11-21” 11 or 21. The game player Elmwood Township, is the they purchase.” they will do so, McCreedy game of the Michigan State then scrapes away another dividing line between the said he and his wife had yet Lottery. She bought the tic- section on the card to see if two districts. Both dis- Owen-Gage High School to decide, but an appeal was ket a t the Quaker Maid he or she won any money. tricts’ school buses go down Principal Wayne Wright “quite likely. ” Store on Main Street, where Last Thursday Mrs. the road. also spoke in opposition. Just before then, he had she had gone to buy soft Heronemus gave the *dime McCreedy told the two No representative of the said to Good and Wright, drinks. to her dau hter. “I brought boards he graduated from Cass City district attended “If we have to move to Cass “The funny part of it is, I my daughfer up and I told Cass City High School, he the joint meeting of the two City, we will.” never usually buy the tic- her to kiss the lucky dime kets. I’ve maybe bought 1.0 and scrape the ticket (she tickets during the who1.e bought), and she won $100. Rails.to trails? Where railroad trains right-of-way will be availa- about how farmers would time there’s been a lot- So, every time I have a tery,” she said. whim I’m buying a ticket,” She saw lottery tickets on she said. the counter and “bought i t This is the second time on a whim.” She gave thie Lady Luck visited the Gen- ticket and a coin to her soin eral Cable em loyee when once rumbled, bicycles and horses may some day ble for purchase or whether react to having bicyclists funds will be available. and possibly horse riders Mike, 11. “He scra ed it with a wasn’t working in May, P she was laid o f. While she travel. The aim of the meeting, travel on such a trail past Canadian $me which I Mrs. Heronemus won $473 The possibility of con- organized by the economic or through their property. (now) consider a lucky in the employees’ pool that verting the abandoned development directors of JOHN COIL, PLAN- dime,” she recalled. had been running for six Grand Trunk right-of-way the three counties, was to ner for the Genesee- Mike recalled his mothelr months. She was laid off a t between Irnlay City and determine if there is in- Lapeer-Shiawassee Plan- and his sister Kimberly, 23, the time her lottery ticket Caseville, which runs terest in pursuing the idea. ning and Development Reg- started screaming when won. through Kingston, Cass Such a trail would be ion, said evidence gathered the money amount ap- The prize money will City, Gagetown and Owen- about 60 miles long. The so far concerning such bicy- dale, into a recreation trail aim, in addition to provid- cle trails in Wisconsin was discussed at a meeting ing recreation, would be to suggests that fears about a t a Caro restaurant Friday attract tourists to the area. trash, rowdyism, etc., by attended by representa- “It would be one more com- trail users is unfounded. tives of Lapeer, Tuscola ponent in our incoming dol- “So far, everything is posi- lar,” commented Ralph tive.” and Huron Counties. Other than a few phone Iden, Huron County , He is gathering more -- BIG WINNER Jackie Heronemus, winner of $lO,OOO in calls and some rudimen- Economic Development such information. He pre- the state lottery, with her son Mike, 11, who scraped the tary research, it isn’t Corp. director. known yet whether the Much of the talk was Please turn to page 9. winning ticket with a “lucky” Canadian dime (left).