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Marshall Advisor and Chronicle (Newspaper) - May 2, 2015, Marshall, MichiganMay 2, 2015 • Vol. 136 No. 17514 S. Kalamazoo Ave. in Marshall, Ml • Phone 269-781-5444 and FAX 269-781-7766 • vyAvw.advisor-chronicle.comIn The jiews: Baltof language for May 5 election On Tuesday, May 5, voters will have the opportunity to vote on Proposal 1 to fund roads; Marshall Public Schools’ Building and Site Sinking Fund Tax Levy Millage Renewal; the Recreation Renewal Millage Proposal and Street Renewal Millage Proposal for Albion; and Allocatea Millage Renewal for Eckford Twp. See k^tiot langua^ge on page 54 MHS grad in Nepal during eerthquake On April 25, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck near Kathmandu. Nepal, causing major destruction and killing at least 5,000 people. Spencer Townsend, a 2008 Marshall High School graduate, who has been living in Thailand, was in Lukla, Nepal about 85 miles from Kathmandu when the earthquake hit. See story on page 13 ‘A trip of a lifetime’: Honor Flight sends 69 veteran to Washington, D.C. World War It veteran Howard Burnett of Marshall said the Honor Flight trip on April 25 was an emotional reminder of his sacrifice. “When a little 7-year-old girl came up and shook my hand and said, ‘I’m so proud of your service,'that blew me away; I couldn1 take it,” he said. Burnett was one of 69 veterans who traveled on the Talons Out Honor Flight Mission IV on an allexpense paid, one-day trip to Washington, D.C. where veterans are honored for their sacrifices and are able to spend the day reflecting at the war memorials in the nation’s capital. Also on the trip were Tekonsha veterans Ernest “Ernie” Waffle and Vernon “Pete" Geer. See story on page 46 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship received by Asher Wertheimer and Breanna Hawkins Asher Wertheimer and Breanna Hawkins, both 16, have received Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange scholarships to spend the 2014-15 school year in Germany. They applied through the local Youth For Understandir^ coordinator Tom Woods. The program accepts only 250 students nation-wide, 50 of whom are selected from a six-state region including Michigan. Normally approximately 100 students apply from the Midwest. See story on page 22 The comeback kid: MHS ballplayer Alex Walton Just over seven nrionths ago on Sept. 19, Marshall High School varsity quarterback Alex Walton took a hit out of the pocket versus Pennfield and knew right away something was very wrong with his left teg. As it turned out, Walton suffered a broken tibia and ankle and his first thought was that he would not be able to play baseball in the spring. Following surgery and winter rehab, Walton is back on the field and is looking forward to college baseball next year. See sports s^tion on pages 39-41 Reviewing ideas that will Refresh the Franke are Executive Director Patty Williams. Design Coordinator Patrice Marquardt, and Restoration Supervisor and Events Coordinator Dave Deppe. Working to secure money for the project are Barbara Cooke, chair of the Franke Center's fund development committee, Jeff Greene, chair of this year's “Franke-ly Extra-Ordinary Raffle,” and Barb Crowle, also a member of the center's board of directors. The trio discusses the Crowle family's donation of two auction packages to the fundraising event set to begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. May 19. See story on page 2

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