2017-11-30 / Columns

Les Cheneaux

By Robert W. Smith

Many homes and some businesses have begun to decorate their homes and property for the Christmas holidays. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Les Cheneaux.

The Cedarville Trojans still have some of the Les Cheneaux Breezes historical books for sale. They make excellent gifts for Christmas, as they remind one of the history of Cedarville and Hessel. To place an order, call (906) 484-2256 and ask for Scott Barr.

Many folks from our area attended the soup and salad luncheon held at First Union Church Thursday, November 16.

Pastor Jeff and Becky Meyers spent a few days in North Dakota visiting with Becky’s mother and her family.

Shirley Jewell’s friend, Cindy, who lives in Ann Arbor, is here spending a few days with Shirley. Shirley has not had any extra time to volunteer at the library, as she is spending many days at the Les Cheneaux Historical Society building on Meridian Street. If possible, please do go and enjoy. All the decorating has been completed and all is ready for Santa Claus to be there to visit with all the children.


The Les Cheneaux Historical Museum is now open with special weekend holiday hours and featuring a variety of displays. This one features a set of ceramic snowmen donated by Meredith Fountain. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, December 1, and Saturday, December 2, then again from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, December 3. (Janet Hagen photographs) The Les Cheneaux Historical Museum is now open with special weekend holiday hours and featuring a variety of displays. This one features a set of ceramic snowmen donated by Meredith Fountain. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, December 1, and Saturday, December 2, then again from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, December 3. (Janet Hagen photographs) We send our sympathy to the family and friends of Kenneth Fisher of Cedarville, who passed away Thursday, November 16, at Cedar Cove Assisted Living. He was a friendly, quiet man who worked hard. We will miss him. He enjoyed our water and woods very much. An obituary was published in the November 23 issue of The St. Ignace News.


At left: One of the many hand-deco- rated Christmas trees on display at The Les Cheneaux Historical Museum that will be auctioned off. The silent auction concludes Sunday, December 3 at 3 p.m. At left: One of the many hand-deco- rated Christmas trees on display at The Les Cheneaux Historical Museum that will be auctioned off. The silent auction concludes Sunday, December 3 at 3 p.m. Friday, November 24, at noon, I viewed the Les Cheneaux Histori- cal Museum, which opened today and looks absolutely beautiful with all of its bright and colorful Christmas decorations and the approximately 14 decorated Christmas trees lit and shining with various ideas and themes for people to bid on in the auction. The log cabin is especially festive. There is no charge to enjoy a walk through our Les Cheneaux Historical Museum during the Christmas season.

It was sad to hear the news of the passing of a great friend, A. Victor “Vic” Abnee, Jr., who spent the summers here in the Islands at his beautiful and unique cottage and boathouse on Big LaSalle Island. Our sympathy to his family and friends here in Les Cheneaux. Vic enjoyed his family and he taught them how to enjoy boating, swimming, and the beauty of Les Cheneaux. Vic’s passing will be a great loss to Les Cheneaux in many ways. He passed away Saturday, November 4, in Tucson, Arizona. An obituary was published in the November 23 issue of The St. Ignace News.

We appreciate Lisa Dunn, the drama club director and teacher. She directed a play called “Criminal

Intentions” that was presented Saturday, November 18, and Sunday, November 19, in the old gymnasium at Les Cheneaux Community Schools. It was a fantastic play, full of excitement and fun. We appreciate everyone who took part and all those who helped.

The following people have shot a buck in our area: Bruce Cruickshank, eight point; Jason Perkins, eight point; Karen Perkins, spike horn; Chase Massey, five point; Tristan Masuga, four point; Abby Kologe, five point; Harold Worden (with crossbow), nine point; Dick Carr, six point; Jarrett St. Onge, five point; Silas Dunn, six point; J.B. Freel, eight point, and Ray Musser, six point.

As we prepare for the holy time of the year, Christmas, “May the warmth of the sun shine upon your days, and that the beauty and blessings will encourage every new day.”

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