2016-10-20 / Columns

Les Cheneaux

By Robert W. Smith

Gospel singer Lillie Knauls performed at First Union Church Sunday morning, October 9. The church was filled almost to capacity with folks who were eager to hear her wonderful voice and message. She had previously visited 30 years ago.

We express our deepest sympathy to the family of Dean Bruning, who died Tuesday, October 4, at his home in Hessel. An obituary was published in the October 13 issue of The St. Ignace News.

Cedar Cove Assisted Living in Cedarville is sponsoring a flu shot clinic Wednesday, October 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The shot, which costs $35, is often covered by insurance.

Prayers and best wishes to Juanita Wilson, who is home recovering after being hospitalized for a few days, and also to Bud Mathews, who is recovering from minor surgery.

The Clark Township Fire Department recently filled the 7,500-gallon underground supply reserve tank that can be used in the winter, if needed. This is another great project that is a benefit to all of us in Clark Township.


At left: Joanna Izzard of the Les Cheneaux Education Foundation (right) presents Les Cheneaux Community Schools Band Director Alan Jacobus with a check for $2,500 to help fund the band’s $4,000 trip to play at Grand Rapids’ DeVos Place during the Michigan Music Conference in January. The band is one of four from throughout the state invited to perform at the conference, and is the only one from the Upper Peninsula. (Photograph courtesy of Joanna Izzard) At left: Joanna Izzard of the Les Cheneaux Education Foundation (right) presents Les Cheneaux Community Schools Band Director Alan Jacobus with a check for $2,500 to help fund the band’s $4,000 trip to play at Grand Rapids’ DeVos Place during the Michigan Music Conference in January. The band is one of four from throughout the state invited to perform at the conference, and is the only one from the Upper Peninsula. (Photograph courtesy of Joanna Izzard) The purchase of a new fire rescue vehicle and fire department protective equipment proposal will be on the Tuesday, November 8, ballot. Make sure you are registered and get out and vote.

It seems as though our nice warm weather is lingering on a bit longer this year. Fall is such an enjoyable and beautiful time of the year.


At left: Hessel’s new bronze statue the “Captain and the Kid,” set up near the marina earlier this summer and now donated to the community, shines in the sunshine while the landscape in the background clouds over for an impending light rain early Thursday afternoon, October 13. Norman Rockwell’s 1927 painting “Outward Bound” inspired the statue. It was made by Ohio artist Andy Sacksteder and previously displayed in Grand Rapids’ ArtPrize competition. At left: Hessel’s new bronze statue the “Captain and the Kid,” set up near the marina earlier this summer and now donated to the community, shines in the sunshine while the landscape in the background clouds over for an impending light rain early Thursday afternoon, October 13. Norman Rockwell’s 1927 painting “Outward Bound” inspired the statue. It was made by Ohio artist Andy Sacksteder and previously displayed in Grand Rapids’ ArtPrize competition. We have certainly enjoyed the sandhill cranes most of the summer. Sometimes there are only three, and other times there are five of them. They do make a lot of noise, however, folks do love them. They are so tall and unusual, and we are fortunate to have them in Les Cheneaux.

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