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Andy Duffy | Weekly Voice

Construction crews are in the process of milling out runway cracks at the Evart Municipal Airport, filling the gaps in with asphalt, sealing other cracks and
repainting lines. The work is part of a $300,000 project.

Evart airport gets facelift
but future funding up in the air
By Andy Duffy
Weekly Voice

EVART — Amid a flurry of airport
work, city officials in Evart are worried
about future funding for the facility.
Work has begun on a $303,800 runway
improvement project at the Evart Municipal Airport. The project is being jointly
funded by the Federal Aviation Administration, the Michigan Department of
Transportation and the City of Evart.
Cracks are being milled out and then
filled with asphalt.The project includes
sealing cracks and repainting lines. Because of the work,
the airport will be
shut down until Sep.
7.
“The runway has
been neglected for
years,” Evart’s city
manager, Zack Szakacs said Tuesday.
Szakacs said the
airport is important for attracting
business to the community, transportaZack Szakacs
tion, recreational
Evart City Manager
aviation purposes
n
and for training new
pilots.
If the airport
wasn’t operational,
it could be a big
drawback to attracting business, he said.
Unless the project comes in below
its estimate, the FAA is contributing
$273,800 for the project. The city and
MDOT are both picking up $15,190 of the
cost.
Szakacs said the 3,800-foot runway has
about 18,000 feet of cracks in it.
Ron Coffel, of Lois Kay Contracting,
the company doing the work, said the
damage to the runway is about average
when compared to other runways on
which he’s worked.
“We’ve done a lot of these airports.
All pavements eventually crack,” Coffel
said.
He said runways often seem to develop
worse cracks than highways do and isn’t
sure why.
The work on the runway is part of a
series of improvements to the airport. A
new terminal building was added in 2011,
and a snow removal equipment building
was completed last summer.
Szakacs said he hopes the airport can
add a fuel facility next year, new runway
lighting in 2017 and wildlife fencing in
2018 and a box hanger in 2019. The runway lighting hasn’t been updated in 20
years, Szakacs said.
The estimated cost of installing a fuel
facility is $246,000. New runway lights
and associated improvements would cost
about $409,000. Wildlife fencing would total about $289,000 and box hangers would
cost about $362,000. Szakacs hopes to
obtain assistance from the state to defray
the costs.

‘The runway
has been
neglected for
years.’

Andy Duffy | Weekly Voice

Kevin Wood, of Lois Kay Contracting Co., has just about run out of room at the edge of the runway at the
Evart Municpial Airport. Wood was using the roller to pack the asphalt into milled out runway cracks after
other crew members filled them. The work is part of a $300,000 runway improvement project.
Formerly, the city would receive a
$150,000 each year for airport funding
from the federal government. Last year,
the FAA unclassified the airport. Without the FAA classification, the airport
is ineligible federal grants except those
that will maintain airport safety. The
airport can regain its classification if 10
airplane pilots or two helicopter pilots

claim the airport as their home base
when they renew their aviation licenses.
Szakacs said Michigan’s department of
transportation has also become very cautious about granting airport funding.
Evart has had an airport since at least
as far back as 1947, and some residents
of the community remember the city
having an airport in the 1930s.

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What is it?

Evart couple believes cougar
lurks in the area
DNR seeks
hard evidence

Keen said. Because misidentifications happen, the
department requires hard
evidence before confirming
By Andy Duffy
a cougar sighting. DepartWeekly Voice
ment personnel look for
trail cam photographs or
EVART — On a recent
videos, well-defined tracks,
morning, Evart’s Dave
scat, hair samples, carSchuler glanced outside
casses or other objective
and saw a cougar among
indications that a cougar is
the scattered trees and
or was in the area.
shrubbery beyond his
Compared with the
home.
Lower Peninsula, the UpA few days later his
per Peninsula is a veritable
wife, Janice, saw what
hotbed of cougar activity.
they believe was the same
There have been at least
creature. About 75 yards
28 confirmed cougar sightfrom their house, where
ings above the bridge since
a mowed pathway leaves
2008. Despite the number
their yard, Janice saw the
of confirmed sightings,
big cat pounce on someDNR officials say there is
thing. When it leaped, it
no proof that a breeding
came down so the front
half of the animal was hid- population of cougars
den behind a dead autumn inhabits the peninsula. Biologists believe the Upper
olive bush.
Peninsula cougars are aniDepartment of Natural
mals looking for new terriResources Wildlife Outtory or for a mate. Cougars
reach Technician Katie
have been known to travel
Keen said such sightings
900 miles or more while on
are relatively common.
such treks.
In fact, the reports are
The Schulers’ home sits
numerous. Keen estimates
the department averages a on a hill overlooking Daystar Christian Academy. If
sighting report per week.
The DNR even has a cou- a cougar were in the area,
gar team, a group of biolo- would the school’s students
gists trained to investigate be in any danger?
“Wild animals are wild
cougar sightings. Despite
animals. They are unprethe team’s efforts, there
has never been a confirmed dictable. But it would be
cougar sighting in the Low- extremely unlikely for
something to occur.” Beer Peninsula, Keen said.
sides, Keen said, “Cougars
When DNR personnel
are usually found in very
investigate cougar sightremote, very rural areas.”
ings, they sometimes find
Plus, they are rarely seen
evidence of bobcat or
coyote activity in the area, during daylight hours,

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‘ It was either a
cougar or an awful big
cat on steroids’
Janice Schuler
Evart resident
n

Keen added.
For his part, Dave is
convinced it was a cougar
he saw. “It was too big for
anything else,” he said.
His cat was carrying away
a turkey, no mean feat for
a bobcat or a house cat.
Plus, he could tell it was a
cougar “by the swing of its
hips.”
Janice doesn’t have any
doubt about what she saw,
either. She scoffed at the
suggestion that she might
have seen a coyote. She
could tell it was a cougar
because “its tail was just a
whipping. It was either a
cougar or an awful big cat
on steroids,” she said.
Janice said that even if
it was a cougar, she wasn’t
concerned about the safety
of the students at the
school. For one thing, she
believes the animal has left
the area. For several days,
the deer that frequent their
property had vanished.
Now they are back.
There’s another reason
why she thinks the students will be safe when
school resumes. “They are
noisy,” She said. “They’d
scare anything away.”

Our mystery items were none other
than pens. Specifically — calligraphy
pens. The sleek long black handle is
typically wooden with curves to fit the
fingers’ grip; the key element is the
metal nib.
The nib is the point which is designed
to create sweeping wide strokes when
tilted one way and artistically accompanying narrow edges when tilted otherwise. Best of all, these nibs, or pen tips,
are designed to be interchangeable in
the handles.
One British manufacturer, Manuscript of Highley, Bridgnorth, England,
has been making these “original” pens

continuously since 1856. In fact they
are proud to acknowledge long-term
employees, one whom recently retired
after 29 years and with their farewell
message they hint at the volume of pens
that are produced: “Liz Train retires
after slitting 59-million nibs in her 29
years.”
The slit in the metal tip is the way in
which the pen holds the ink, once the
metal tip is dipped into an ink well/
holder.
We had one person who answered the
question:
Margie Emmons, Evart— two calligraphy pens for calligraphy writing

A golden visit to Evart

Evart’s five-day forecast
Your Local Weather
Fri

Andy Duffy | Weekly Voice

Members of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association gathered in Evart for its annual District State
Rally. The motorcyclists were in town Aug. 20-22.
During the weekend, bikers camped at the Osceola County Fairgrounds. The Osceola Grand Hotel in
Evart was also filled for the event.
After the concert, the bikers circled the Depot twice and paraded through town while lights flashed
on their bikes. Evart officials estimated 400 members of the association were in town for the event.
The rally marked the first time the Gold Wing Road Riders Association held a its annual rally in Evart.

Sat

Sun

Mon

Tue

8/28

8/29

8/30

8/31

9/1

74/52

76/57

77/57

82/59

84/61

A few
clouds. Highs
in the mid
70s and lows
in the low
50s.

Considerable
cloudiness.
Highs in the
mid 70s and
lows in the
upper 50s.

A few morning showers.
Highs in the
upper 70s
and lows in
the upper
50s.

A few
clouds. Highs
in the low
80s and lows
in the upper
50s.

Partly
cloudy.
Highs in the
mid 80s and
lows in the
low 60s.

©2009 American Profile Hometown Content Service

Reed City’s five-day forecast
Your Local Weather

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COMMUNITY CHURCH...
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for our NEW

Please Join Us September 12 • 2-5 PM
The Sylvan Community Church
4984 Sylvan Rd., Evart

We would like to invite the community to come and share
in our joy as we ask God’s blessing on this beautiful building
and all His work to be done within its walls.
We would like to show our gratitude and appreciation
for the MANY people who contributed. Without the help
of the community, this day would not be possible.
Among those we would like to thank are:
Smith Lumber Company
Greg Miles Heating
“Anytime” Quality Family
Sorensen’s
Construction
Jeff McNeilly Top Soil & Stone
PKB Architects, PC
D&D Motors
John Marrs Roofing
Bells
Royal Oak Metal Sales, LLC
Bob Vanassche
If we have missed anyone, please accept our apologies
and our heartfelt gratitude.
Looking for a family friendly place to worship?
We have been praising the Lord here for 113 years.

Fri

Sat

Sun

Mon

Tue

8/28

8/29

8/30

8/31

9/1

74/51

76/57

77/57

82/58

84/61

Partly
cloudy.
Highs in the
mid 70s and
lows in the
low 50s.

Mostly
cloudy.
Highs in the
mid 70s and
lows in the
upper 50s.

Showers ending by midday. Highs in
the upper 70s
and lows in
the upper
50s.

Plenty of sun.
Highs in the
low 80s and
lows in the
upper 50s.

Mix of sun
and clouds.
Highs in the
mid 80s and
lows in the
low 60s.

©2009 American Profile Hometown Content Service

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Free dinner following
church service

SEARS— A free dinner
meal following the morning service will be held
on Sept. 13 at 10:30 a.m. at
Sears Church of God, 5955
40th Avenue.

MARSP meets Sept. 8
EVART— The Osceola

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What’s Happening in the Area
Chapter of MARSP will
meet on Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. at
the Evart United Methodist Church, 519 N. Cherry.
Branko Bojicic will present
impending changes to the
BCBS Health Insurance
Plan for 2016. Snacks will
be provided.
For further information,
contact Marie at 231-7342508.

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set for Sept. 5

Cancer Society volunteerbased program that provides transportation for
cancer patients to and
EVART— Evart Car
Show will be held on Sept. from their treatments.
Volunteer drivers trans5 at Riverside Park.
port patients from their
home to cancer treatment
Blood drive
centers, doctor visits and
other cancer-related apREED CITY— A blood
pointments.
drive will be held on Sept.
The American Cancer
3 from 1 to 5:45 p.m. at
Society is working with
Church of the Nazarene,
Spectrum Health Reed City
5300 S. 220th Avenue.
Hospital, Susan P. Wheatlake Regional Cancer
Sweet Adeline Dinner
Center to recruit volunteer
Show Aug. 28
drivers and coordinators
from Osceola and its surEVART— Sweet Aderounding counties to help
line Dinner Show will be
drive cancer patients to
held on Aug. 28 from 6 to 8
and from their treatment.
p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran
All volunteers’ need is a
Church, 22275 Four Mile
few hours during the week
Road.
Baked potato supper and and a desire to make a difconcert by Crossroads Har- ference.
Local community memmony Chorus.
bers who are interested
Cost is $15 adults, $8
in volunteering for the
child age 10 and under.
Road to Recovery program
•Sweet Adeline Dinner
should contact the AmeriShow will be held on Aug.
can Cancer Society at 1-80029 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the
227-2345.
Free Methodist Church,
6151 95th Avenue.
Baked potato supper and
Spectrum offers
concert featuring music
diabetes support group
by Crossroads Harmony
Chorus.
REED CITY— Spectrum
Cost is $15 adults, $8
Health is offering a diabechild age 10 and under.
tes support group on the
last Tuesday of the month
4 p.m. at the diabetes
Cedar Township farmers at
education building, 219
market
East Church Street.
The groups are free and
REED CITY— Cedar
Township Farmers Market open to those with diabewill be held every Saturday tes or those who support
someone with the condithrough October from 9
tion. Facilitators will lead
a.m. to 1 p.m., corner of
discussions on various
170th and 9 Mile.
topics including healthy
Crossroads farmers
cooking, computer apps for
market
diabetes, use of over-thecounter medications and
REED CITY— Crossroads farmers market will more.
To register, call 231-592be open on Saturdays from
4483.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Chestnut
Street.
Fresh fruits and vegDinner with friends at
etables, home-baked goods
and home-grown products St. Paul Lutheran Church
such as eggs, herbs, honey
EVART— Dinner with
and soaps, and locally
Friends Community Meal
made crafts.
will be held on the second
Wednesday of each month
from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at St.
Evart farmers market
Paul Lutheran Church, 435
EVART— Evart farmers W. 5th Street.
Donations appreciated.
market will be open on SatTake out available.
urdays, Evart Depot/City
For more information,
Hall, 200 S. Main Street.
Local produce, packaged contact 231-734-3585 or 231734-5491.
meats, gluten free products, baked goods, honey,
popcorn, eggs, flowers,
Free dinner
crafts and artisans.

at Reed City church

OLAH holding monthly
meetings

EVART— The Osceola
League for Arts and Humanities will be holding
a monthly meeting on
the first Tuesday of each
month at 6:30 p.m. at 207 N.
Main Street, Evart, 231-7349900.
Art, antiques, crafts.
Open Thursday, Friday,
Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5
p.m.
Lapidary Class, Saturday,
1 to 5 p.m.
Classes in other areas of
the arts will be offered for
those interested.

REED CITY— There
will be a free dinner every
Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at
the Church of the Firstborn Revival Center, 310 S.
Higbee.
Donations accepted but
not necessary.

Health specialty clinic

REED CITY— Urologist, John Anema, M.D.
will be offering outpatient
services at the hospital’s
Specialty Clinic twice a
month.
He will be consulting
with patients on the second
Friday of the month and
performing outpatient surgery and other procedures,
including lithotripsy on
the fourth Friday.
The clinic is located at
300 N. Patterson Road. Contact Spectrum Health Reed
City Hospital Specialty
Clinic at 231-832-7108 for
more information.

Fibromyalgia support
group meeting

BIG RAPIDS— Support
group for people with
Fibromyalgia will be meeting the first and third Saturday’s at 9:30 a.m. at St.
John’s Lutheran Church,
located at 1004 N. McEwan.
McEwan.
Discussion topics are
based on the needs of
members of the group.
Suggestions are always
welcomed.
For more information,
contact Lori at 989-386-6113.

Activities at the
Osceola Senior Center

REED CITY— The Senior Center, 219 E. Todd
Street, has activities happening four afternoons
during the week. On
Mondays and Thursdays,
euchre is played from 1 to 3
p.m.; on Tuesdays, bingo is
played from 12:30 to 3 p.m.;
and on Fridays, pedro is
played from 1 to 3 p.m.
The center is open for
young and old to come and
enjoy an afternoon of fun
and enjoyment.
For further information,
contact Carolyn at 231-8322676 or Bonnie at 231-8321136.

Free movie nights
SEARS— Free movie
nights will be held the
second Friday night of the
month at 7 p.m. at Brooks
Corner Hall, US 66 and 10.
Free popcorn and hot dogs.

Day book club
at Reed City Library

REED CITY— A day
book club will be held on
the first Wednesday of the
month at 1:30 p.m. at the
Reed City Public Library.

Free clothing store
in Evart

have a Munson Healthcare
Cadillac Hospital affiliated
provider and meet guidelines set by pharmaceutical companies. Eligibility
appointments are scheduled for Tuesday and
Wednesday mornings.
Office hours are Monday
through Thursday, 9 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. (closed noon to
1 p.m.)
Stehouwer Free Clinic is
located at 201 N. Mitchell
Street (Lower Level).

Hersey Congregational
Church services

HERSEY— Service time
for Hersey Congregational
Church, 216 S. Main Street,
is a 9 a.m. traditional service.

Congregate meal sites
for Osceola County COA

TUSTIN— Tustin Meal
Site
213 Neilson
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Lunch served at noon
REED CITY— Reed City
Meal Site
802 Mill Street
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Lunch served at noon
EVART— Evart Meal
Site
732 W. 7th Street
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Lunch served at noon
MARION— Marion Meal
Site
221 S. Mill Street
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Lunch served at noon

Beginning line dancing
classes in Evart

EVART— Line dancing
101 (beginner line dancing)
will be held every Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at
110 U.S. 10 in Evart.
There will be a $3 donation.
For more information,
contact Carol at 231-7345305.

Quilts to Comfort
meeting

REED CITY— Quilts to
Comfort meets the second
Tuesday of each month,
except December, from 1
to 5 p.m. at the Crossroads
Quilt Shop. Charity quilts
will be made for the Crossroads Radiation Therapy
Center.
Crossroads Quilt Shop
is located at 111-B Higbee
Street.

Bingo at Evart VFW

EVART— A free clothing
store filled with like-new
EVART— Bingo will take
name brand clothing is
place every Thursday at 6
Free community dinner open to all for shopping.
p.m. at the Evart VFW 7979
The store is located on
SEARS— Free commuPost.
nity dinner will be held ev- U.S. 10 in Evart across
from Dairy Whip and is
ery Saturday night at 5:45
Breakfast on second
open Saturdays from 9 a.m.
p.m. in Brooks Corners
Sunday at Evart VFW
to noon.
Hall with a contemporary
worship at 6:30 p.m. Invite
EVART— Breakfast will
a friend.
be held the second Sunday
Free health care
of each month from 7 to 11
services
a.m. at the Evart VFW.
Weight loss group
Includes eggs, sausage,
CADILLAC— Free limmeetings
on
Thursdays
bacon, hash browns,
ited health care services
Free concert at Reed
biscuits and gravy and
EVART— T.O.P.S weight are available in Cadillac
City Depot
pancakes. All you can eat
for residents of Wexford,
loss support group meets
for $6.
REED CITY— A free con- every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Missaukee and parts of
Osceola and Lake Counties
cert at the Reed City Depot at the Evart United Methwith low income and no
odist Church. Weigh in is
will be held on the second
Children’s story hour
health insurance. Weekly
and fourth Thursdays from from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. and
at Reed City Library
health clinics are sched7 to 9 p.m. through Sept. 17. meeting is at 9:30 a.m.
uled based on availability
• T.O.P.S. MI 1390 weight
Featuring music by CeREED CITY— Children’s
loss support groups meets of volunteer health care
dar Creek — country, oldstory hour will be held
providers. New patients
every Thursday at 6 p.m.
ies and gospel.
on the second and fourth
at Calvary Baptist Church. need to call for an eligibilWednesdays of every
ity appointment.
Weigh in is from 6 to 6:30
month at 1 p.m. at the Reed
Volunteers needed
Medication assistance
p.m. and meeting is from
City Public Library.
for Road to Recovery
may be available through
6:45 to 8 p.m.
the Stehouwer Free Clinic.
REED CITY— Road to
Qualified applicants must
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Obituaries
Chastity ‘Candi’ Naranjo
EVART— Chastity
“Candi” Naranjo, of
Evart, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015,
from injuries sustained
in an ORV accident.
She was 45.
Mrs. Naranjo was
born January 23, 1970,
in San Diego, California, to Richard and Linda (Haynes) Root. She
graduated from Mission Bay High School in
San Diego in 1988 and
went on to attend college at the University
of San Diego. Candi
married Michael A.
Naranjo on March 21,
1992d in San Diego.
They moved to Evart in
1998. Candi was a member of Crossroads Community Church in Evart. She worked as a
Medical Assistant for
the Muskegon River
Youth Home. Mrs.
Naranjo enjoyed photography, painting, and
quilting.
Candi is survived by
her husband, Michael
A. Naranjo of Evart;
two daughters, Lydia N.
Naranjo of Evart, Eliz-

abeth C. (Kyle) Vincent
of Lake; two grandchildren, Sophia J. Naranjo, Landon A. Vincent;
her parents, Richard
and Linda Root of Evart; two sisters, Angela
S. (Abe) Lugioyo of
Huntington Beach, California, and Richelle L.
Root of Rainbow, California.
A Celebration of Life
service will take place
at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 12, 2015, at
Crossroads Community Church in Evart.
Memorial contributions may be directed
in Chastity “Candi”
Naranjo’s name to First
Merit Bank in Evart.

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REED CITY — Sandra K. “Sandy” Feasel,
69, of Reed City, passed
away Thursday, August
20, 2015 at Spectrum
Health-Butterwor th
Hospital in Grand Rapids.
She was born May 10,
1946 in Reed City to Albert and Dorothy (Tessman) Stieg. She was a
1964 graduate of Reed
City High School.
Sandy married William Feasel on November 7, 1964. He survives.
Also surviving are her
children, Amy (Scott)
LaFrance, Nick Feasel,
and Ben (Wendy) Feasel, all of Summerfield,
Florida, and Mike Feasel of Reed City; three
brothers,
Ro n a l d
(Elaine) Stieg, and Dale
(Betty) Stieg, both of
LeRoy, and Randy (Betty) Stieg of Reed City;
and one sister, Karen
(Doug) Caudill of Reed
City; five grandchildren and many nieces,
nephews and cousins.
Sandy lived most of
her life in Chase, moving to Summerfield,
Florida in the mid 80s.
She moved back to
Reed City after retiring
to help care for her aging mother. Sandy

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caring for her children
and working part time
after the children were
raised. She loved her
flowers, her church
(Evangelical Covenant
Church in LeRoy),
spending time with her
family, and loved being
back in the house she
grew up in. She will be
sadly missed by everyone.
Funeral services will
be held at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, August 26
at the Evangelical Covenant Church. Burial
will be in Ashton Cemetery. Visitation will be
Tuesday, August 25
from 5 to 8 p.m. at McDowell Funeral Home,
and one hour before
the service at the
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The first school in Osceola County was built in 1862 in Richmond Township on a farm owned by Benjamin Gooch.

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Benjamin Gooch built the
first school in Osceola County
By Shanna Avery
Special to the Weekly Voice

In 1862, the first school
building in Osceola County was erected.
The log cabin school
located on the northwest
quarter of section 25, Richmond Township, was built
on the farm of Benjamin
Gooch, one of the first settlers in the Hersey area.
Alice Jones had the honor
of being the first to teach
there.
Mr. Gooch, along with
Delos A. Blodgett and Andrew McFarlane, served as
the first trustees.
According to “School
Days Gone By,” in 1941
Delos Blodgett’s son John
Blodgett, of Grand Rapids,
made the offer to preserve
the school building. It was
moved to the Pioneer Park
on the fairgrounds in Evart where it remained for a
long time.
The building was torn
down after being badly
vandalized and burned.
A historical marker,
dedicated by the Osceola
Pioneer Historical Society
and presented by James
H. Thompson in 1927,
remains on the original
Gooch farm on 2 Mile
Road.
The history of this
school is incomplete without the history of the man
who built it.
The “1884 Portrait and
Biography Album of
Osceola County” recorded
his biography. Benjamin
F. Gooch was born March
20, 1831, in Machias, Washington County, Maine to
Benjamin Gooch and Lucy
Boyington.
Benjamin Gooch Sr. was
a merchant and lumberman in Maine.
In 1834, the Gooch family
made the long journey to
Michigan traveling by way
of the Erie Canal.
One night on their voyage near Rochester, New
York, Lucy Gooch tragically lost her life when
she suddenly walked overboard and sank. She was
weighed down with her
husband’s gold tied on a
belt around her waist.
Occupants of the boat
found her lifeless body
half an hour later. She was
buried in a cemetery in
Rochester. The widower
and 3-year-old son, Benjamin, grievously continued
their journey.

‘There were no officers at this time, so
Gooch ordered the man to take the bag on
his back and return it to his store-room three
miles away.’
The family settled in
Wayne County, Michigan,
where Mr. Gooch eventually married Phebe Sherman and had four additional children.
In 1848, the family moved
to Kent County. Here the
father died of smallpox.
Benjamin Gooch was
considered a levelheaded
boy with a well-balanced
temperament. He was
known for putting much
effort into all he put
his hands to, and it was
characteristic of him to
perform a duty himself
instead of delegating it to
others.
He walked two miles to a
log schoolhouse with horizontal windows, a stone
fireplace, a stick chimney
and slab seats.
In 1849, Gooch worked
in Virginia at a steam saw
and gristmill. By 1853, he
returned to Michigan and
was a farm hand and a
lumberman in the Grand
Rapids area.
In the fall of 1855, he and
three other men traveled
northward driving an ox
team to the northern extremity of Mecosta County, four miles north of Big
Rapids.
On September 5, he,
along with Delos Blodgett,
cut a road through the wilderness and on September
14, crossed the boundary
into what became Osceola
County. This was the first
wagon road in Osceola
County. Previous settlers
traveled by canoe. The
road extended a stretch of
16 miles to Cat Creek.
That winter Gooch shot
many deer and lynx. In
1884, he was still in possession of a robe made from
the pelts of six wolves he
killed that winter.
He worked as foreman
for a logging party, and in
the spring of 1856 he preempted 160 acres of government land for a homestead. He later acquired 40
additional acres. He built a
log shanty on a small clearing and cultivated a farm.

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The following spring
Gooch planted 100 apple
trees that he procured
from Grand Rapids.
The farmers there did
not think the apples could
produce that far north due
to harsher climate. One
man speculated two might
mature on the south part
of the tree.
The apple crop on the
Gooch farm in 1884 flourished with 400 bushels of
very hardy apples.
When the apples started
producing well, Gooch
had an apple thief on his
hands.
After many tiring nights
of watching for the thief,
he devised a plan. He
placed string wires around
his orchard and connected
them to a wire running
into his house that was attached to a bell placed over
the head of his bed. This
scheme worked and the
bell frightened away the
fruit thieves.
Another time Gooch had
a bag of meal that came up
missing. He suspected a
thief. He found it in possession of his neighbor.
There were no officers
at this time, so Gooch ordered the man to take the
bag on his back and return
it to his store-room three
miles away. Mr. Gooch followed the thief all the way
there and requested the
man to flee the county before court was held there.
The man sold his farm and
left.
Gooch brought the first
hens, cow and pig into the
county.
In the fall of 1857, Gooch
had trouble with a decayed
tooth, and he walked all
the way to Grand Rapids to
be assisted by L.D. Rogers.
Walking to Grand Rapids
was a journey Gooch recalled making numberless
times in those days.
Among other things, he
was Highway Commissioner of the entire county,
which was then part of
Green Township in Mecosta County.

In the spring of 1861,
Richmond Township was
organized, and Gooch held
the elected positions of
town treasurer, justice of
Peace and school inspector.
In May of 1861, Gooch
made another walk to
Grand Rapids, this time to
enlist in the Union Army.
He was the first man to enlist from his county.
He enrolled in the 3rd
Michigan Vol. Inf. Company F.
He received four battle
wounds. He was shot in the
arm and shell struck in the
right shoulder at the Battle
of Fair Oaks. Shot through
the right thigh at Bull Run,
Gooch spent two months
in the hospital. Afterward
he came to Grand Rapids
to reenlist.
He rejoined prior to Gettysburg where the fourth
wound entered the calf of
his right leg by a minieball. The wound was so
severe that gangrene appeared to be setting in. He
spent eight months in the
hospital.
He was discharged June
21, 1864, and returned
to his Hersey Farm. He
later served in the John J.
Bagley G.A.R. Post.
On October 17, 1865,
Gooch married Desdemona Harrington at Ionia,
Michigan. The couple
adopted Sylvia E. as their
daughter, who was born
June 8, 1868, in New York.
In 1865, Gooch served as
Supervisor of Richmond
Township and in 1866,
surveyor of Osceola and
Mecosta counties.
He was also Superintendent of the Poor, Justice of
Peace a number of times,
director of the County
Fair, Director of Farmer’s
Mutual Insurance Co. of
Osceola, Lake and Wexford
counties, belonged to the
Masons, and was in the
Old Settlers Union of Mecosta County.
He was a staunch Republican, and the first presidential candidate he voted
for was John C. Fremont,
in1856, who lost to President James Buchanan.
Desdomena Gooch died
April 5, 1895 and Gooch
married Caroline McCall
Yerks on September 28,
1898. Benjamin F. Gooch
died July 7, 1904. His widow died February 22, 1922.
All are interred in the
Hersey Village Cemetery.

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Coyote volleyballers hope to peak in time for districts
By Andy Duffy
Weekly Voice

REED CITY — By Reed City’s
standards, last year’s volleyball
season was a bit of an aberration. The team finished the year
at 19-19-4, the only .500 season in
coach Donald Patterson’s tenure
there.
In fairness, last year’s team
had only two seniors. Allison
Schermerhorn was the only one
with prior varsity experience.
This year, Patterson figures the
experience his current seniors
gained while playing with
Schermerhorn will stand the
team in good stead.
Even though he has four seniors this year, Patterson still
believes his team is young. The
team’s lack of size will dictate
the type of game the girls play,
too.
Patterson, who honed his volleyball skills playing on beaches
and in clubs and was a member
of several state-champion teams,
said the Coyotes are not as tall as
they have historically been. As a
result, the team will need to play
aggressive defense. “Fans will
see a very exciting, defensiveminded team. It could be a pretty
good defensive team by the end
of the year,” Patterson said.
Look for the team to put a lot of
pressure on it opponents with an
aggressive serving game, too.
Senior Hannah Price will be
the team captain and will do the

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Back Row: Coach Don Patterson, Alyssa Olds, Meghan Borst, Alexis Van Eck, Sidni Rushford, Jordyn Storch,
Front Row: Hanna Price, Liza Emington, Allyson Yarger, Megan Donley
bulk of the passing. Price, Patterson said, is is a solid server
and a spark plug on defense.
The players are working on
getting comfortable on offense.
Patterson will lean on another
senior, Megan Donley, for much
of the offense’s potency. Megan
“is rounding into form. I think
she is poised to have a really big
year,” Patterson said.

Underclassmen, including
sophomores, will have important
roles on the team. Patterson is
keeping his eye on some sophomores on the junior varsity
squad that may find themselves
on the varsity team later in the
season, too.
Patterson likes that his girls
get along well. “It seems to be a
really-close-knit group,” he said.

He also likes that his team has
done a lot of work during the
summer.
Grant will be favored to win
the conference championship,
Patterson said. By the end of the
season, though, he figures the
Coyotes will be in the top third of
the conference. He hopes to be in
the mix in the districts, too.
Fans should watch tourna-

ment action to gauge the team’s
chances in post-season competition. The team will see some very
tough competition in the the
tournaments, and it will define
success by the amount it has developed by the end of the season.
“The team is a “pretty easy
group of kids to work with.
We’re excited. It will be a pretty
fun year, I think,” Patterson said.

Evart volleyball team hopes to reverse last season’s fortunes
By Andy Duffy
Weekly Voice

EVART — The Evart Wildcats
are intent on having a better 2015
volleyball season than they had
in 2014. If they do, give the credit
to a hashtag.
A group of Evart High School
students attended an MOISD
function called Operation Outreach that taught them ways to
have a positive impact within
their schools. The students originated #thevision.
Typically, those who are supersuccessful have a plan, Pat Craven, the school’s athletic director, said. #thevision was about
having a vision and working to
become great.
Volleyball coach Katie Nostrant
and her squad adopted the concept. Coming off a winless season, they are calling this a backto-basics season. The team is
going to work on passing, setting,
serving, blocking and hitting,
rules, offense, defense--all aspects
of the game.
It is about doing the right thing
the right way, Nostrant said.
The entire school is putting an
emphasis on hard work this year.
The attitude carried over to the
volleyball team.
Nostrant is delighted with the
team’s work ethic. The “want-tobe-better” attitude, she said, is a

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Back row:
Mikayla
Wallace,
Kamrya Struble,
Loraine Foster,
Coach Katie
Nostrant,
Danielle
Conklin and
Sierra Barnette.
Front Row:
Ashley Hopkins,
Felicia Nelson,
Danielle
Beasley, Allyssa
Witbeck and
Meron Kebede.
Absent from
photograph:
McKenzie
Kimball and
Megan Myers
180 degree turnaround from last
season. “Instead of going through
the motions, they’re working.”
Although this is Nostrant’s
first year as Evart’s varsity volleyball coach, she has a wealth
of coaching experience. She
spent two years coaching junior
varsity volleyball in Big Rapids
and seven at Morley Stanwood.
She coached Evart’s junior varsity squad before taking over the
varsity program, so she started

the season already know most of
her athletes. They know her style,
and she knows them.
She likes the athleticism the
team has. “We want to build
confidence in these girls. They’re
great athletes. They’re great athletes” she said.
Five seniors, three juniors, one
sophomore and two freshmen
will make up this year’s squad.
The whole team, she said, has
leadership qualities.

The team will run a 5-1 offense
and a rotational defense. The offensive scheme will allow its solid
hitters to be in the mix and will
give the team a chance to make
some big blocks. By using the rotational defense, team members
will be able to cover more area.
The team will measure its
success by more than its performance on the court. Team members should build together, work
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No Child 2.0

The 2002 bipartisan Elementary and Secondary
Education Act (ESEA), also
known as the No Child Left
Behind Act, was put together with much ado and
centered on the principle
that all students should be
at grade level in reading
and math by the year 2014.
Every year since 2002, the
Act has been a political volleyball unable to adapt to
new information.
Several unintended consequences and successes
have come from the historic
legislation, but “updating”
the Act has been difficult,
until last month.
For the first time in at
least eight years, a bipartisan group has moved the
legislation through both
chambers.
In the Senate, Chairman
Lamar Alexander (R) from
Tennessee and Ranking
Member Patty Murray (D)
of Washington, successfully hammered out a compromise that passed unanimously out of the HELP
committee (Health Education Labor & Pensions) and
through to the Senate floor,
a rarity in Washington D.C.
The House side also had

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achievement gaps between
white and non-white
students consistently decreased, graduation rates
went up for all groups — especially minorities, overall
math and English scores
continue to steadily rise,
and the number of schools
making adequate yearly
progress continued rising.
On the negative side,
high-stakes testing encouraged cheating and/or
“teaching to the test,” disCurtis Finch, Mecosta-Osceola
couraged new teachers into
ISD SUperintendent
the profession, encouraged
a difficult journey through non-uniform state requirements, and promoted the recommittee, but recently
moval of economic resourcpassed on the floor. The
es from other subjects to
Conference committee is
focus on reading and math.
next, and then on to the
president’s desk; wouldn’t it All of these variables ran
into limited Federal finanbe neat if it was that easy?
cial support for the initiaNow that Congress is on
tive because of a significant
summer recess, the return
economic downturn.
to passage after the break
The good news is that the
will be in question. It would
current legislative combe a shame to have come
promise is trying to push
this far and lose the objecthe pendulum back to the
tive by stopping the eightmiddle with less Federal
year marathon five miles
control. The bad news is
from the finish.
The original No Child had that many roadblocks for
completion lie immediately
some unintended conseahead: the Iran nuclear
quences and positives that
have been debated for years. deal, political battles over
the Affordable Care Act, the
On the positive side,

Public record

8/17/15
• Officers were dispatched to a larceny of prescription medication call.
Officers made contact with
the suspect and found no
medication.
• Officers were dispatched to a larceny. The
item was found in the belongings of a 16-year-old
male that has a history of
taking things from others.
Charges are pending.
• Officers performed a
property inspection and
found a parked in operable
vehicle in violation of city
ordinance. The appropriate abatement paper work
was served. A follow up inspection is to follow.
• Officers were called to
serve a No Trespass notice to a 25-year-old male.
The 25-year-old male was
served while incarcerated
at Mecosta County Jail.
8/18/15
• Officers performed a
traffic stop on a semi truck
driving on residential
streets. The driver stated
he was a replacement driver and was lost. A warning
was issued along with directions to use the appropriate route.
8/20/15
• Officers received a
call from a local business
regarding a fraudulent
check. The matter is pending further investigation.
• Officers received a call
regarding a 60-year-old
male who was intoxicated,
belligerent, and refusing
to leave the local motel.
Officers found the individual to have an outstanding warrant out of Ottawa
County. He was arrested
and lodged without incident at the Osceola County
Jail awaiting pickup by Ottawa County without incident.
• Officers gave a verbal
warning to a boat owner
who had been leaving the
boat parked in the roadway.
• Officers were dispatched to a residence regarding missing automobile parts.
• While on patrol outside
a local business, officers
observed a 19-year-old male
with multiple outstanding
warrants. The individual
was placed under arrest
and turned over to a Mecosta County deputy.
• Officers were called to a
local residence regarding
a neighbor who believes
she has the right to use the
neighbor’s property. Officers advised her to stay on
her own property.
8/21/15
• Officers were dispatched to a local residence
regarding a garage window. The matter is under

investigation.
• While performing a traffic stop, officers found the
18-year-old female driver to
have a valid misdemeanor
warrant out for her arrest
out of Osceola County. The
female was placed under
arrest and transported to
the Osceola County Jail
without incident.
8/22/15
• Officers were called
regarding a dog running
at large. Officers were unable to make contact with
the owner at that time and

placed the dog back inside
its fence.
• Officers were requested
to perform a well-being
check on a possible suicidal individual. Officers
found the individual was
no threat to himself or other. Officers advised him to
seek counseling should he
need to talk to someone.
8/23/15
• Officers assisted the
Osceola County Sheriff ’s
Department on an assault
complaint involving multiple individuals.

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A large crowd gathered in Evart at the Depot Saturday evening to hear Rare Earth perform. The hard-driving rock group entertained the crowd for more than two hours.

Rarified air fills Evart

Andy Duffy | Weekly Voice

Andy Duffy | Weekly Voice

Strains of saxophone music filled Evart’s evening air as Rare Earth performed at the Depot Saturday. The group was popular from 1970-1972.

The group Rare Earth began in 1960 as The Sunliners.
It later signed with Motown, changed its name to Rare
Earth and became famous. The group filled Evart with
its sound Saturday.

EVART — The 70s rock group Rare Earth appeared
in Evart Saturday as the final act of the city’s summer
music series. The group formed in 1960, but didn’t gain
prominence until a decade and a name change later.
Having begun as The Sunliners, the performers signed
with the Motown label and changed the groups name
to the title by which it is known today.
Sunny skies and moderate temperatures met the
large crowd the group drew. The Rare Earth performance began at 7 p.m. and continued until after darkness fell. Rows of lawn chairs filled the yard at the
depot, and some concert attendees sat in the blockedoff street during the concert. Others listened to the
act in the church parking lot across the street from the
Depot.

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Pancake BReakfast - Tustin Elementary School. Proceeds go to Tustin Fire Dept.
michigan BlooD DRive - Boomer’s Rendezvous Parking Lot
RegisteR foR 5k fun Run & walk - Registration fee: 12/under - $10; 13/Over - $15.
Location: Covenant Presbyterian Church. Entry Forms at Tustin businesses or email:
tustinchic@gmail.com.
8:00 AM
5k fun Run & walk staRts
8:00 AM-2:30 PM Raffle tickets solD - Get your ticket at Hoaglund Hardware & Boomer’s Rendezvous
9:00 AM-4:00 PM gaRage sale - First Baptist Church
10:00 AM-10:45 AM PaRaDe line uP - Tustin Elementary School
10:00 AM-11:00 AM kitchen BanD - Front of Spectrum Health Tustin Office
10:00 AM-2:00 PM cRaft venDoRs - Tustin Elementary School
10:00 AM-3:00 PM museum oPen
11:00 AM
PaRaDe Begins
11:20 AM
ice cReam eating contest - The Dairy Station (17 yrs. & under)
11:30 AM-4:00 PM concessions solD - Proceeds go to Tustin Daze event. Location: Tustin Elementary
School. Serving Brats, Hot Dogs, Walking Tacos, Nachos and Cheese, Chips, Pop, and
Coffee.
Noon-2:00 PM
Plinko - Boomer’s Rendezvous Parking Lot - $1 to play, chance to win $100
Noon-2:00 PM
kiDs games - Ball Fields - 25¢ per game
Noon-3:00 PM
music By BRistol flats - Boomer’s Rendezvous Parking Lot
(in case of rain: Tustin Elementary Gym)
12:30 PM
hoRseshoe sign uP - Behind the Tustin Community Center - $5 entry fee - Sponsored
by Hoaglund Hardware
1:00 PM
wateR Battle RegistRation - Tustin Fire Dept.
1:00 PM
hoRseshoes BEGiNS - Behind the Tustin Community Center
1:30 PM
wateR Battle BEGiNS - Tustin Fire Dept.
2:00 PM
stoRy houR & hoola hooP Demo at Library
2:00 PM-2:15 PM
3 Point shoot-out - Boomer’s Rendezvous Parking Lot - All Ages; $1 to play for a
chance to win $25 or $50
2:30 PM
PLiNkO WiNNER ANNOuNCED
2:30 PM
fRozen t-shiRt BEGiNS - Boomer’s Rendezvous Parking Lot
3:00 PM
Raffle DRawing BEGiNS - Tustin Elementary School Gym After The Raffle Drawing,
Quilt Raffle Drawing, Pine River Quilters
3:45 PM
FREE ice cReam social - Tustin Elementary School Gym. Sponsored by Kettunen Center
7:00 AM-10:00 AM
10:00 AM-3:00 PM
7:30 AM

Sunday, September 6th

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Quilt Raffle tickets sold thru Saturday - Boomer’s Rendezvous. Proceeds go to
Osceola County Commission on Ageing Food Program
community Dance at Boomer’s Rendezvous
teen Dance at Community Center Parking Lot
fRee tustin community mini music fest, winneR of miss tustin contest
announceD at inteRmission - at Covenant Presbyterian Church Soccer Fields

7:45 AM
8:00 AM
1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Pre-Register before Sunday, September 6, 2015
sign in foR 2 PeRson golf scRamBle - Tustin Trails - Prizes to be Given Out.
tee off time with shotgun staRt - (Rain date - Sunday, September 7th)
cams aiR show - CAMS grounds; Admission by donation

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