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      VOLUME 78, NUMBER 16                                                                         CASS CITY, MICHIbfi*,.
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                                                                                                                                              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).

				
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