2016-10-13 / Columns

Les Cheneaux

By Robert W. Smith

Congratulations to Paige Fehner of Pickford, who was graduated Friday, September 23, from Navy boot camp at Great Lakes Navy Recruit Command. She is now stationed in Pensacola, Florida, for school. Paige’s parents, John and Jan Fehner, were able to attend the graduation. They were amazed to see approximately 6,000 Navy troops graduated at the same time. Our best wishes to Paige, and we trust your days in the Navy will be enjoyable and educational.

Anchor House, a Christian organization at Lake Superior State University, sponsored a fundraiser with lots of talent, including singing and playing instruments, Sunday, October 2, at First Union Church in Cedarville. It was a fun night with nearly 50 people attending.

Sharrie Steinbach and her mother, Suzanne Stevenson, spent four days working at Bay Cliff Camp near Marquette, helping to close the camp for the season. Bay Cliff has been open for many years, helping both the young and old who have physical and emotional challenges.


Paige Fehner Paige Fehner Elvina Firack is back home and is feeling somewhat improved. I’m sure she would appreciate a phone call or card.

Tilia Beukema recently had surgery. She hopes to return to Cedar Cove Assisted Living soon so she can visit with her many friends.

Sharon Blair Van Every will soon be leaving her beautiful summer cottage on the shores of Les Cheneaux that she loves and enjoys so much. She has spent summers in Les Cheneaux for nearly 60 years. Her parents were Dr. and Mrs. Blair, who lived and practiced med icine for many years in the Sault Ste. Marie area. They summered here in Cedarville. Sharon is a great historian for Les Cheneaux.

Our fall weather has been warm and beautiful. The trees are beautiful. People have been visiting and enjoying Tahquamenon Falls. There is a lot of color there. They also visit Whitefish Point Lighthouse.

The Les Cheneaux Chamber of Commerce annual meeting will be catered by Cattails Cove, which is owned by Nathan Harrison. It will be at the Old Hessel School. Cattails Cove has recently been painted and it really looks bright and nice. It’s a natural-looking blue with white trim. Nathan has done a very nice job. It sure helped brighten downtown Cedarville.

The Cedarville Trojans are enjoying a good athletic year. The football team has done well, so far. Both the boys and girls are enjoying a great cross country season, and the girls volleyball team has won most of their games.

Bob Thompson, who lives east of Cedarville, is a local fellow who has lived here many years and loves it here. Recently he did some attractive work on the outside of his home. In the summer, he does a great job keeping his yard looking nice. He enjoys flowers.

Hessel Grocery is closed for remodeling by the new owners. We will be eager to see and enjoy it when it reopens.

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