Marshall Advisor and Chronicle (Newspaper) - April 4, 2015, Marshall, Michigan
514 S. Kalomazcx) Ave. in Marshall, Ml • Phone 269-781-6444 and FAX 269-781-7766 • www.advteor-chronicle.comIn 'The jTews:Social mecHa^ spill» controversy at Marshall High School
Last ¥VS0k, Marshall High School students gathered to show si^port for transgender students tot-iOMÉíig die removal of a bulletin board promoting imemailonal Trar^gender Day of Trar^parency, vifhich was March 31. ‘Given the circumstances surrotmcing this decision, we believe that our display was removed not as a result of it reaching a recently enforo^ two-week ftnit for cisplay board privileges, but bpcause a few parents on Faoebook objected to Ée it was send
ing,” sM Gay-Strisght ANiance President Kate Samra. Samra, along with Marshall PubNc Schools Boird of Education Preside Rchard Uni^y share their views on the matter in this issue.
Sm stories on pogM 20 & 42Marshall Chamber celebrates community with .annual dinner
For nearly seven decades, the Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce has hosted an annual dinner afKt awards banquet. Tuesday, March 31. marked the ^15 event. Board Chair Vic Potter greeM guests and introduced staff members. He then turned the microphone over to director Keith KMbeck who served as emoee for the evening and named winners of the Charles F. Hayes -Award; Key Member Award; Above & Beyond Award; Tourism Award; Project of the Year; and Ambassador of the Year.
See story on page 34Community asked for Input Master Plan update
A draft of the Master Plan update was recently approved by the Marshall Planning Commission and Marshall City Council. The Master Plan’s goals focus on maintaining and enhancing the unique historic character of the community; achmmyg and maintaining high standards for aesthetics and design throughout the city; ensuring long term stabMity of Marshall’s neighborhoods; ensuring the tongterm viability of Marshall as a commercial center; ensuring the longterm strength of the city’s employment base; strengthening cooperation and coordination with neigh-boring townships and community partners to erwure the lor)gterm success of the city, its neighbors and Institutions; and maintaining a transportation network that facilitates safe, efficient dr-oulation within and throi^h the city for all users and modes in accordance with Corr^lete Streets prindptes. Marshall residents will have until the public hearing on June 11 to submit comments on the Master Plan.Seo story on page 33 Marshall Altematlve High School studenta take part In etiquette banquet
On March 20. Marshall Aiternative High School students were dressed to the nines for the Second Annual Etiquette Bar>quet held at Starr Ck>mmonwealth. Keynote speaker and former gang member Ron Gkxk)ski stressed to students the importance of believing in themselves as well as pointing out that each student was brilliant in their own way. ‘If you wake up in the morning remembering how smart, how brilliant, how creative you are. you will be; I promise,* said Glodoskl. “Do you realize your thoughts create reality every moment of every day? If you wake up in the morning thinking it’s a lousy, rotten, stinking day, what kind of day are you going to have?”
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In the United States, the population age 65 years and older is growing rapidly. In 2010, these older Americans comprised 13 percent of the nation’s population. Projections for 2030 show a marked increase with older adults comprising 19 percent of the population, an estimated 72 million older adults. Enjoying this particular chapter of their lives are Albion District Library patrons, back, Clarence Watkins, Jr., front from left, Robert Wall, Erika Flores, and Gloria Fisher. Other options for volunteering, recreation and good health are available April 9 at the Calhoun County Senior Health Fair, where the Albion District Library is one of the participants. See story on page 2