50 years ago
Party honors 5th birthday
Games were played with prizes awarded the winners and Larry received many gifts. Refreshments were served by Mrs. Czerkie.
Guests included Katie, Sharon, Mike and Craig Kahgee, Lois Mary, Jerry and Craig Koboski, Keith, Paul, Joy and Rhoda Yutzy, Connie, Debbie and Mike Czerkie, Jerry Green, Tim Fisher and the honoree's two brothers, Bobby and Billy Czerkie.
Assisting Mrs. Czerkie were Mrs. Lyle Green, Mrs. Bruce Kahgee, Mrs. Stanley Czerkie and Mrs. Thomas Koboski
Piano students present recital
The home of Mrs. Paul Verseput, Harbor Springs, was the scene of a recital by her piano students Saturday afternoon. Solos and duets were played by Terri Hovey, Colette McBride, Diane Alkema, Polly Hodge, Debbie and Kathie Heinz, Nancy Kilborn, Glendee Morse, Susan Buck, Linda Ruonavaara, Julie Reyner, Stephanie Hasper, Jean Hodge, Lois Halter and Pam Moser.
The "Millionaires Club," a point system showing student progress revealed that Terri Hovey was ahead, Linda Ruonavaara and Stephanie Hasper tied in a game of note reading. While refreshments were served, Mrs. Verseput told the story of the "Nutcracker Suite" and played a recording of it.
East Jordan picks first woman on city council
EAST JORDAN -- East Jordan 3rd Ward voters picked the city's first woman councilwoman yesterday when Mrs. Elizabeth Robertson, a widow and school nurse, defeated incumbent Ralph Shepard 167 to 128.
Council sets meetings
You'll just about need a score card to keep track of council meetings in Petoskey during April.
Council met last night and set the following meetings:
Tonight 8 p.m. to open bids for fireman's uniforms and hose; Thursday, 5 p.m. to canvass the votes; Monday, April 8 at 8 p.m. to organize for the coming year and the regular April 15 meeting
has been moved to 8 p.m. on April 22.
Petoskey City Manager Richard Gorman reported to city council that he had received word from Senators Hart and McNamara that Mackinaw City's request for a commemorative stamp on the 200th anniversary of the Fort Michilimackinac massacre had been turned down.
25 years ago
Site work begins
Site work began this week for a new Taco Bell restaurant on U.S. 31 North, at the Giant shopping center. Hospitality Properties of Traverse City gained site plan approval for the restaurant from Emmet County planners in February. The firm is shooting for an opening in late May or June. Taco Bell is being built adjacent to the shopping center parking lot and in front of the closed Corral restaurant.
Alanson teens "interact" to help others
ALANSON -- More people should be willing to get involved in volunteer projects, according to some Littlefield High School students who have taken the lead in setting a good example.
About 20 students at Littlefield have organized the Interact Club of Alanson and have taken part in several volunteer projects, including helping to paint the interior of Horizons House in Petoskey.
Horizons House is a group residential home for pregnant teens and young mothers, designed to help them develop parenting skills, continue their schooling and learn marketable job skills.
Interact Club members include Dani Rellinger, Stephanie Veresan, Stacky Veresan, Jane Dunshee, Jason Bigelow, Ray Southwell, Cara Blank, Ron Schrier, Stephany Decanuad, Eric Baldwin, Mark Miller, Jamila Stevens, Christy Armock, Sherry Mayle, Carina Bacon and Michelle Paczesny. Jane Bailey serves as club advisor.
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