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125 YEARS AGO

The St. Ignace News

Saturday, May 28, 1892

Decoration Day Program: Wm. M. Fenton Post, No. 258, St. Ignace, Department of Michigan, G. A. R., will assemble at Post Headquarters on Sunday, May 29, at 9:30 a.m., preparatory to marching to the M. E. Church to attend divine service as enjoined upon all Posts by national and Department General Orders. The column will leave the hall at 10:15, march to the church, and will be assigned to seats reserved for the comrades by the church sexton. Every comrade of Fenton Post is expected to present himself at the place of rendezvous and attend this service. The sermon, by Rev. James Pascoe, will be appropriate to the occasion and of special interest.

The Algomah will leave Mackinac Island exactly at 9:30 the morning of Decoration Day. She will leave St. Ignace on her return trip at five in the afternoon. Fenton Post places the boat at the service of Major E. M. Coates, Commandant of Fort Mackinac, and his command. Holabird Post (Army and Navy Union) and Pratt Post, G. A. R. who will be their guests during the day. The citizens of the Island will also be furnished free transportation on the Algomah to and from St. Ignace, and are cordially invited to attend, all who can, upon the services of the day.

At 9 a.m. every Comrade of Fenton Post will report at Post headquarters. At 9:40 the Post will fall in line and preceded by St. Ignace Cornet Band, march to Chambers’ dock and await the arrival of the boat from the Island.

The Fire Department of St. Ignace, under the command of Chief Engineer Johnson, will join in the parade and will also be the guests of the post.

Past Commander J. H. Warren has been appointed Marshal of the Day, with Junior Vice Commander Michael Lennon, Aide, and will take charge of the column.

The choir will be under the leadership of Allie Hulbert.

The Browne Theatre Co. has kindly placed its excellent Band at the disposal of the Post, and has been given a place in the parade.

The column will form on State st. between Chambers’ dock and the city hall. As nearly as may be the following order will be observed:

St. Ignace Cornet Band.

Carriages containing Orator,

Chaplain.

Mayor, Aldermen, etc.

Carriages containing citizens.

Battalion United States Troops.

Browne Theatre Co.’s Band.

Holabird (Army and Navy Union)

Post.

Pratt Post, Mackinac, G. A. R.

Carriage containing Floral Com.

Fenton Post, St. Ignace, G. A. R.

St. Ignace Fire Department.

The line of march will be up State to the grave of Father Marquette where a brief halt will be made to place a floral cross on the grave of the illustrious Solder of the Cross; countermarch to State; down State to Sherwood house; thence to Catholic cemetery; after the exercises there, the column will march back to the city hall and break ranks. Committees of Fenton Post will then escort our guests to the hotels assigned them for dinner.

The grave at which the exercises will be held is that of Peter A. Paquin. The grave of Comrade Pond in the old Catholic cemetery, the grave of Comrade C. D. Snow at Chelsea and the grave of Comrade Tull at Epoufette will also be remembered. The floral tributes to the last two will be sent by express and boat to the care of those who will see that the wishes of the Post are carried out.

At two o’clock the exercises of the afternoon will be held in the Court House.

The program for the afternoon service will be as follows:

Music by choir.

Prayer – Rev’d John Ferries.

Music, St. Ignace Band.

Reading of Orders.

Address of Welcome.

Music by choir.

Oration – Hon. Henry Hoffman. “America,” choir, audience joining.

Benediction – Rev. C. H. Ticknot.

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Ex-Mayor Jamieson Dead: Died: In this city, Tuesday, May 24, Martin Jamieson, aged 37 years, 9 months and 24 days.

About two years ago deceased was attacked by an affection of the glands of the throat, which baffled the skill of our best local and outside medical talent. Although not confined to the house for any length of time until the beginning of the present year, he was a great sufferer, but always lived in hopes of recovery – even on the day of his death he tried to assure the friends about his bed that he was getting better, little dreaming that in a few short hours he would pass away.

At the announcement of his death flags all over the city were hoisted at half mast and remained so until after the funeral.

Deceased was a native of Canada, being born near Niagara Falls. He came to St. Ignace with his family about 11 years ago and embarked in the meat market business with the late Jasper Bezeau, which was successfully carried on for a few years, when Mr. Bezeau retired and Mr. Jamieson continued the business, which was known as the City Meat Market. In the spring of 1859 he was elected Mayor of the city and served one full term, declining at second nomination. During his term of office he sold out his meat market business to Gordon C. Clark and with W. D. Eveland as a partner, built and opened the first big summer hotel at Les Cheneaux. They bought the steamer Mary to make regular trips daily to the hotel and also purchased Reid’s dock in this city. After the first season, Mr. Eveland retired from the business and up to the time of his death Mr. Jamieson handled the enterprise alone…

Deceased leaves a widow and three children, two sons and a daughter. The funeral took place from his late residence on Abe street to the St. Ignace cemetery on Thursday afternoon and the cortege was the largest ever seen in this vicinity. It was the first funeral in the history of the city, which was headed by a band of music, the St. Ignace Cornet Band having played appropriate airs. His Masonic and Forester brothers attended in full regalia …

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No-to-back cures the tobacco habit. Sold only by E. LaRocque.

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Port Huron’s chief of police the other day thought that some terrible tragedy had been enacted as a young girl asked to see him privately, crying as if her heart would break. She finally told the chief that her aunt had robbed her of a curling iron. The chief promised to restore the article, if it took the whole force to do it.

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The upper peninsula has asked for 20,000 square feet of space at the World’s Fair grounds for a mineral exhibit. Cords of native copper and mammoth chunks of iron ore will be displayed as it comes from the mines. It is proposed to make the fire place in the Michigan building of rough-beaten native copper and one of the pillars of the building of the same material, showing the silver ore through the mass. The ornaments will cost considerable money.

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H. W. Daggett, of Les Cheneaux, was in town Tuesday and Wednesday.

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John Beveridge was awarded the contract of widening and grading Goudreau alley above the railroad track, making it ready for the sidewalk, for $55.00.

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Turnkey Fogelsonger has been busy all week, with a couple assistants, clearing the court house square of all loose stones and rubbish, which makes a decided improvement. C. W. Adams made new gates and the place is now property enclosed.

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F. E. Foristel, who trims the electric light lamps, cut his hand while on duty the other day. J. B. Tamlyn is relieving him.

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Peter Grondin, Sr., lost a valuable cow in the mire, last week.

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In a garden on the bluff was recently placed a “scare-crow” representing a female in street attire. Harvey Clark happened along and taking the object for a new arrival in the city, raised his hat and made a very polite bow. He gave her every opportunity to answer his salutation and finally passed on, concluding that she was either blind or could not appreciate a good thing when she saw it.

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The names of Decoration Day and Memorial Day get very often confused by people who are not fully aware of the distinction in the names. In one sense they are both used meaning the same day. Memorial Day is the Sunday strictly preceding the 30th of May and set apart for the G. A. R. posts for a religious observance of the occasion. Decoration Day, May 30th, is designed by the United States as a national holiday upon which with observance appropriate to this day is the sacred one of strewing flowers over the graves of deceased soldiers and comrades, a day which seems to grow and increase in the affections of the people yearly and which will continue to do so until there is not left a comrade to strew flowers over the graves of his deceased brothers.

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Louis Pauquin is building a shingle mill at Epoufette. It will run by water power.

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L. Tromblay has a new dray.

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The new Les Cheneaux Hotel is rapidly nearing completion. James Kittlewell, of Port Huron, has had charge of the job, and his work shows him to be a skilled mechanic. Messrs. Caesar and Williams were fortunate in securing his services. The building would be finished now but for a delay in getting lumber form the mill. The proprietors have already booked a large number of guests for the coming season, among others several hay fever sufferers who will come late in the fall.

100 YEARS AGO
The St. Ignace Enterprise
Thursday, May 24, 1917

President Wilson Friday ordered that a division of regular troops, commanded by Major General John J. Pershing, be sent to France at the earliest practicable date.

This is the answer of America to France’s plea that the Stars and Stripes be carried to the fighting front without delay to hearten the soldiers battling there with concrete evidence that a powerful ally has come to their support against German aggression.

Announcement of the order followed signing of the selective draft war army bill by the president and the issuing of the statement that under advice of military expert on both sides of the water, the president could not employ volunteers, nor avail himself of the “fine vigor and enthusiasm” of former President Roosevelt for the expedition…

The number of men in the expeditionary force has not been disclosed. A division of war strength, however, totals more than 25,000 men of all arms and the “approximate” division of the war department’s statement probably will exceed that figure.

General Pershing, a republican in politics, was a brigadier general when he led the forces into Mexico in pursuit of the bandit Villa.

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In the greatest recruiting drive they ever attempted, the U. S. Marines will conduct a National Recruiting Week from June 10 to 16, in an attempt to make their slogan “Four Thousand Enlistments by Saturday Night” a reality.

Governors, mayors, business and professional men, patriotic organizations, women’s clubs, schools, theatres and newspapers will be asked to cooperate in this work. The Marine Corps should be recruited to full war strength at the earliest practicable moment as it is very likely that the “Soldiers of the Sea” will be among the “first to fight” overseas.

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High prices for fruit and vegetables cannot be defended on the ground of a supply shortage, in the opinion of the agriculture department, which announced that detailed figures show a shortage only in old potatoes and strawberries.

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The Soo’s city council have adopted an ordinance providing for more daylight by setting clocks an hour ahead. All places of business have agreed to the movement, even the saloons falling in line, although it is said that it will hurt their Canadian trade which is a big item.

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A grass fire on the lawn of Jan Mackey in the Fourth ward and which threatened the residence gave the fire department a run Monday morning. An auto towed the hose cart to this scene and in turning a corner one of the wheels of the cart was demolished, the only damage resulting from the fire.

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A “forestry regiment,” made up of foresters, practical woodsmen, loggers, portable sawmill operators, and others experienced in lumbering operations, for service in France, will, it is announced, be raised immediately. The Forest Service, at the request of the War Department, will prepare plans for the organization and equipment of the force and will aid in securing suitable men. The regiment will form a unit of the Engineer Corps now being recruited to be sent abroad as soon as it can be organized and equipped.

The organization of this regiment is the result of a suggestion made by the British Commission. Similar forces have been raised in Canada and are rendering valuable services. The object of the American forestry regiment, it is said, will be to convert available timber into material suitable for bridges, railroads, trenches, and other construction work with the least possible waste. At the same time the cutting will be done under the supervision of technical experts in cooperation with the French foresters. In this way the permanent damage to the forests incident to furnishing the imperatively needed timber, it is hoped, will be kept as small as possible.

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A meeting for the purpose of organizing a Mackinac County Chapter of the American Red Cross Society has been called for next Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock in Moose hall.

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J. W. Weston, assistant state leader of the county agents working under the state and national agricultural boards, spent a couple days in the city this week. While here he arranged to have Mackinac county covered by a county agent, A. Leach, who will divide his time between this and Luce county. Mr. Leach will be here next week to begin his duties and it is expected that he will visit every section of the agricultural districts of the county in connection with his work.

It has been suggested by Luce county that the two counties combine in the purchase of a Ford auto for the use of the county agent.

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The entire upper peninsula as well as other portions of the state is covered with a blanket of snow varying in depth from two to six inches. Beginning Tuesday morning there has been a continual fall of snow up to the time of our going to press Wednesday evening… The conditions are similar to those of ten years ago when a heavy snow fell on May 27th. Unless the storm is followed by freezing weather it is not thought that any material injury to crops will result.

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John Harper, fireman on the switch engine at Mackinaw City, was instantly killed at 4:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. He had just stepped from his engine at a stop near the depot to speak to a fireman on the local freight when he ran into an electric wire that had been blown down by the wind. The deceased leaves a wife and three children quarantined with scarlet fever and in destitute circumstances.

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L. Winkelman owns two tracts of land in Garfield township which he will donate the use of to anyone who wants to use it for agricultural purposes. The tracts are 80 acres in sec. 10 and 57 acres in sec. 15, all in town 44, range 9. Parties who wish to secure this land can do so by applying to Supervisor James McGraw of Engadine.

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This is a time of the year when people should keep their chickens locked up. The efforts of the amateur gardeners will amount to nothing if these fowl are permitted to run at large. Complaint is made that many gardens have already been ruined by chickens and if the owners of the fowl want to show their patriotism they can do so and at the same time keep friendly with their neighbors by doing the right thing.

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Morley Smith and Louis Heeke of Trout Lake have asked for a match game of pool with any two St. Ignace players, and they will be accommodated. The match will be pulled off in the near future at the Dill pool rooms.

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Judge Erskine was in town yesterday. He says robbers are prevalent in his town now and are getting in their work everywhere. The judge was particularly furious from the fact that beans and potatoes stores in his safe for seed had been stolen a night this week, while the cash, bonds and other securities were passed up. He says he had rather they had taken them and left the seed.

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The entire force of railroad men operation on the Michigan central between Detroit and the straits should be sent to France with the first batch of engineers. Anything they don’t know about handling railroad wrecks is hardly worth knowing. They have had years and years of experience, being called upon 365 days out of every 365 for active work in wrecking lines. But if the allies ever hope to get anywhere, they will take every precaution to see that none of the Roars and Sawbuck equipment in use on the Mackinac line of the Michigan Central ever gets oversees. Such a move would queer the entire game and the Germans would win in a walk. This advice is given free to the war department and there is no political connection with it in any manner, shape or form.

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Mrs. Belva Anna Bennet Lockwood, the only woman who was ever a candidate for president of the United States and the first woman to be admitted to supreme court practice, died at Washington Monday. She was born October 24, 1830. Mrs. Lockwood was a hard fighter for woman’s rights all her life. She drew the bill admitting women to practice and then was the first to take advantage of it.

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From Naubinway: The Soo Line has a gang of about 20 men and an engine at work in taking up the steel of the old branch line that ran into Naubinway. This work winds up the Street-Chatfield work here.

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From Trout Lake: The dog show given at the Trout Lake opera house Friday and Saturday was well attended.

Earl L. Smith ahs purchased a new horse and wagon to be used to deliver groceries… He has also added a new coat of paint to his restaurant and store in addition to a new and attractive awning.

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The premature explosion of a charge of dynamite with which she was blowing out stumps caused the death last week of Mrs. Alex. Stewart of Germfask township. There were no witnesses to the accident, and the cause of the explosion will probably never be known.

Mrs. Steward had planned to blow out a big pine stump which was located a short distance from the house on the Stewart farm. Tuesday afternoon she put several sticks of dynamite in a tin pail and taking percussion caps and a knife started out to do the work…

Mr. Steward and son Chester have been in Unity, Saskatchewan for some time, where they have a homestead. Mrs. Stewart was alone at home at the time. She frequently works on the farm, and there was no farm work which she could not do. Neighbors state she had previously used dynamite to blow out stumps and knew how to go about it.

Surviving besides her husband are three sons, Chester in Saskatchewan, and Dan and Harrison, at home, and one daughter, Alma, employed as a teacher at the South school in Germfask.

Mr. and Mrs. Stewart have lived on their farm five miles south of Germfask for nearly thirty-three years. Mrs. Stewart was formerly Miss Jennie Shaw and was united in marriage to Mr. Stewart in 1884.

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From Allenville: Frank Pasharnish hauled in 52 ties on a sleigh in one load Tuesday afternoon. Frank says he will get all of his timber in yet if the winter holds out long enough.

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From Mackinac Island: In the passing of John Lasley, whose death occurred last Saturday, May 19th, after an illness of a month, Mackinac island loses a pioneer resident who was loved by all. The deceased was born in Muskegon, removing to the Island with his parents when a child. His father, James Lasley, was for many years postmaster here and the family is one of the best known of our residents. The deceased was 72 years of age.

80 YEARS AGO
The Republican-News
and St. Ignace Enterprise
Thursday, May 27, 1937

Out in New York city the tale is told of the repeated sales of the Brooklyn bridge for a hundred dollars. In Mackinac county they sell railroads and locomotives for $20. At least that is what appears from an investigation conducted by special agents and police officers here Tuesday.

It is complained that a locomotive belonging to the Tindle & Jackson Co., lumber operative, and a quantity of rail belonging to the Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic railway were sold by a homesteader near Kenneth to three Mackinac county men – without the knowledge of the company owners of the property.

Victor Kallio, 73, of Kenneth was arrested by state police and lodged in the Mackinac county jail last Saturday. A complaint was signed against him by Mr. Walter B. Merris of Petoskey, representing the Tindle & Jackson people. It was alleged that he sold a Tindle & Jackson railway locomotive and some rail to Harry Pechta and Keith Langdon, who have been cutting up the purchase into scrap iron and disposing of it. Also involved was a large loader, likewise demolished.

The D. S. S. & A. came into the picture following an investigation launched May 14 by George A. Hager, special agent from Marquette. Hager claims that Kallio sold about 700 feet of No. 2 rails to Stanley Majestich for $5.00, some beer and some whiskey. The value placed on the rails is $112.50. It is alleged that Majestich tore up the railway near Kenneth and cut the rails up and disposed of them as scrap iron.

In the presence of Prosecutor H. D. Beaton, Investigator Hager, E. J. Johnson, railroad master; and Mr. Merris, Majestich, Pechta and Langdon averred that Kallio, posing as watchman for the Jackson, Tindle company, had made them a bill of sale for the property in question. Kallio reiterated Tuesday that he was watchman for the property, yet he is not so recognized by the company, though he claims that in the past two years he was given a dollar by a member of the company…

What happened in the selling of a locomotive and railway evidently not owned by any of the parties whose signatures are on the bills of sale, in the words of Majestich, Langdon and Pechta, is that Kallio posed as owning the long unused property, which was a logging spur near Kenneth. They claim Kallio gave them bills of sale for the property and they proceeded to dispose of their newly-acquired railroad in a manner they considered about as good as it was worth.

However, the D. S. S. & A. doesn’t want to lose rail which they value at $112.50; and Jackson & Tindle feel that the locomotive, not practically destroyed, was worth a thousand dollars to them. The loader is valued at $500.

At present, the situation is at an impasse. The men involved are apparently without means, though considerable effort is being made to settle the matter out of court.

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The half-day celebration of the three-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Father Marquette, arranged and directed by the Rev. Father John T. Holland of St. Ignatius church, will be a main feature of the home coming celebration next August 5, 6 and 7.

The tentative program for the three-day event, which is sponsored by the St. Ignace Lions club, was drawn up and presented to the organization Monday evening.

The schedule calls for three big days of entertainment for the hundreds of expected visitors, who will include relatives of St. Ignace people, former residents and friends.

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Foul play is feared in the case of Russell Owen, who was discovered unconscious and battered, laying across the railway tracks at the rear of the Homestead Café.

Owen, a resident of Carp River, was discovered in this dangerous situation at 4:00 a.m. Sunday by Mr. Thomas Bazineau, who lives near the track in the vicinity of Central hill.

Bazineau took Owen home and called a doctor and police officers. Examination revealed that Owen was badly bruised and cut. He had two bad cuts across both legs just below the knee. Officers have been investigating the circumstances. Owen, who is at his home at Carp River recovering from the injuries, had no information to offer.

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Nearly a half century ago, when railroads were stretching tentacles into northern Michigan to enmesh the products of our great evergreen forests, E. E. Nichols, veteran telegraph operator, commenced what was to be his life work.

Today, with 49 years of almost continuous service behind him, Mr. Nichols is recovering in the Soo hospital following an amputation of a portion of his right limb. Ill health prevented him from rounding out an even half-century of meritorious service in the railway system which he had so faithfully served.

Mr. Nichols was born in Howell. There he married Alice Franks on June 7, 1888. In that year he learned telegraph operating and entered the service of the railroad at Creighton, which situation he held until being transferred to McMillan. In the fall of 1904 he moved to Sanborn, Wis., but two years later arranged a transfer between himself and Mr. Herzog, stationed at Moran, and at that time entered Mackinac county to stay.

In 1909 Mr. Nichols took up the duties of operator at St. Ignace and remained in active service here for the ensuing 28 years, retiring on account of ill health a few months ago.

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The new ferry boat to be put in service at the Straits of Mackinac this summer will probably be named “The City of Cheboygan,” Highway Commissioner Murray D. Van Wagoner announced last Thursday. The new vessel, Ann Arbor No. 4, which has spent weeks in Manitowoc being prepared for auto transportation service, arrived early Monday morning in St. Ignace under the command of Captain E. H. Doner, superintendent of the state ferry service.

According to Van Wagoner, the name was originally suggested by Rep. Ernest T. Faircloth, Cheboygan.

He said capitol newspaper correspondents unanimously concurred in the choice.

Van Wagoner pointed out that the cities of St. Ignace and Mackinaw City already have been honored by having their names on state ferries.

“The City of Cheboygan” is the fourth state-owned boat in the Straits service. A leased ferry is also in operation and a sixth vessel, the carferry “Chief Wawatam,” is available for emergency service during peak traffic periods.

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Articles of incorporation were filed at Lansing last week and the necessary plans have been drawn for a new Little Traverse Hospital to be built in Petoskey overlooking the Bay on Maison st., between Lowrie and Connable streets.

Present plans are for a five-story fire-proof structure with facilities for approximately sixty patients…

“The new hospital will take the place of the present Petoskey Hospital,” stated Dr. D. C. Burns.

(Editor’s note: Lowrie Street was eventually swallowed by the growing hospital campus and finally abandoned by the city in 2013.)

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From Hessel: E. J. Mertaugh and Rudolph Wisner made a trip to Algonac the first of the week to bring back a twenty-five foot Christ Craft for E. K. Hoover at Les Cheneaux club.

Adrian Mertaugh came up from Detroit last week and spent a few days at his home here before taking up his duties as operator of the “Florence K.” of the Keightley boat line.

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From LaSalle High School: The annual senior “Dress-up-day” has been set for Friday, May 28. On this day the seniors will appear and parade through the rooms in costumes of any kind their ingenuity devise. At nine o’clock they parade through the rooms and in the afternoon entertain at assembly. Seniors and other classes as well look forward to this day of fun and entertainment.

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John D. Rockefeller died at 4:05 (EST) in his winter home at Ormond Beach, Florida, May 23. Death was attributed to an aged heart simply giving up its task… He was deeply religious. His favorite pastimes were golf and motoring.

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Mrs. Gus Holm brought in a hen’s egg yesterday morning which is the largest we ever saw. It was laid Tuesday by a 4-yearold white Leghorn. Because of its enormous size for a hen’s egg, it is on display in the office window.

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Development of the Mackinac State Forest by Emergency Conservation Work and the Civilian Conservation Corps will be four years old on June 209, the anniversary of the establishment of CCC Camp Mackinac. A week later Camp Moran will be four years old.

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Governor Murphy has announced the appointment of George Chambers, mayor of Mackinac Island, as a member of the Mackinac Island state park commission. He succeeds Manfred Burleigh of Detroit.

50 YEARS AGO
The Republican-News
and St. Ignace Enterprise
Thursday, Mary 25, 1967

Do you have a low income? Are you receiving public assistance grants?

If so, you may be eligible to buy more and better foods with about the same money you are now spending for groceries.

This will be possible under the Food Stamp program which begins operation in Mackinac county on June 19.

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St. Ignace Lions chose Monday of Michigan Week, Government Day, to fete and pay tribute to the volunteer fire department.

The affair, attended by city officials, councilmen, wives and members of the fire department as guests, was held in Methodist Wesley hall where Norman Koller presided as master of ceremonies following a roast beef banquet.

Mayor Roy A. Carlson was called upon to recite the tribute to the department. He added that the firemen not only do a fine job but the department’s cost to the city is less than one mill of the tax levy annually – a significant accomplishment.

Fire Chief Leonard St. Louis replied that it “is an honor for us to be with the Lions club tonight and to know how they think of us. We try to do our best. Helping us have been the mayor and council with equipment and continued cooperation.”

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A meeting of the McCann Elementary P.-T. A. was held Monday evening.

Ronald Dahms, principal of LaSalle high, spoke on “Problems and Programs of Elementary Children.”

“Because of the seriousness of the drop-out problem in high school,” Dahms says, “the importance of early elementary counseling is extremely important.”

A psychologist and guidance counselor at elementary level was a suggested project for the P.-T. A. In closing Mr. Dahms emphasized the fact to both parents and teachers to influence the child to do the best he can with the ability that he has.

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Roberta M. Rodgers will assume duties as extension home economist in Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac counties effective June 16. Miss Rodgers will make the cooperative extension office in St. Ignace her home base.

As extension home economist, Miss Rodgers will be responsible for extension programs in family living education. This includes programs for adults and young people in clothing and textiles, foods and nutrition, family life, housing and home management primarily.

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Eleven young people will receive eighth grade diplomas at the commencement exercises in St. Ignace township school scheduled for eight o’clock next Wednesday evening.

Class members are Pamela and Michael Husky, Linda Montie, Wendy Deitz, Donna MacDowell, Barbara McCall, Sharon Strong, Ruth Wilkins, Lutz Curry, Danny Corwin and Greg Mortenson.

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Army Private First Class Eugene C. Clar,, son of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Clark, Pte. aux Chenes, St. Ignace, arrived in Vietnam April 26 and is assigned to the 25th Infantry Division near Cu Chi. Pvt. Clark, a rifleman in Company B, 2nd Battalion of the division’s 14th Infantry, entered the army in November 1966.

Army Pvt. Steven O. Huyck, 19, son of Mr. and Mors. Orries F. Huyck, Pickford, was assigned to the 629th Supply Company near Qui Nhon, Vietnam, April 22.

Huyck, a warehouseman in the company, entered the army in Oct. 1966.

Builder First Class Ivan H. Johnson, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard T. Johnson of Engadine, is in Dong Ha, Vietnam, serving with U. S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11.

It is the first navy construction battalion to be assigned to the Dong Ha area, which is near the demilitarized zone, and will be providing construction support for U. S. military units stationed there.

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From Mackinac Island: Funeral services for Lester Nicholas O’Brien, 69, a former alderman and mayor of the City of Mackinac island, were conducted Monday at St. Anne’s church.

Mr. O’Brien, a life-long Mackinac Island resident, served as alderman from 1951 to 1954 and as mayor from 1954 until 1959.

He was born on Mackinac Island Sept. 9, 1897 and attended Mackinac Island school and Detroit Cass Tech.

Mr. O’Brien was manager of the taxi service for Mackinac Island Carriage Tours.

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