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Marshall Chronicle (Newspaper) - March 2, 1990, Marshall, Michigan Skins varsity Basl it Ethail will see action against Coldwater tonight Page 12 Robert Pratley on Why can t Johnny read editorial Page High 45 Low 22 Iche Marshall pm Marshall s Hometown newspaper since 1879 Marshall Friday March 2, 1990 one Hundred eleventh year no 138 35 cents Emo Amsler awarded Good conduct medal air Force senior airman Rolene j. Amsler has been awarded the Good conduct medal in West Germany. The award was presented for exemplary conduct while in the Active service of the United states. She is an information management specialist with the 1st combat communications group Amsler is the daughter of Roland g. Amsler or. Of 525 Brewer and sister of diamantina a. Hamilton of 20007 b or. No., both of Marshall. She is a 1986 graduate of Marshall High school. Holmes elected chair of county republicans Bathe Creek resident John Holmes has been elected chairman of the Calhoun county Republican party. He will fulfil the remainder of the term left open due to the resignation of Richard Pattison. Holmes was unanimously elected. He has been a member of the party for Many years and is a past county chairman. 99 Marshall special brings visitors to town the Bluewater Michigan chapter of the National railway Hista ical society is once again offering the a Marshall special to bring people to the Home tour sept. 8 and 9. Amtrak so a Wolverine will pick up passengers in Detroit Dearborn and Ann Arbor and make a specials Stop Here. According to the Bluewater Michigan chapter this is one of their most popular packages. Local entertainer to be featured on show Well pm 104,9, will feature Rem Wall who for 30 years entertained Southwest Michigan audiences with his country band the Green Valley boys. Wall now 70, recently returned to the Kalamazoo area and will join Host Richard Marinovich for the sunday afternoon radio hour this sunday from noon-1 . Walls son Rendal will also be on the show. Rendal Wall works at the heritage guitar co. In Kalamazoo. He will join his father in performing during the show. Girl sustains minor injuries in Accident a 16-year-old girl sustained minor injuries in a one car Accident at 711 e. Green Early thursday night Marshall City police said. The Driver who a name was not released by the police was headed West on East Green when she drove off the Oad and hit a Utility pole. Police officials said she had looked Down to the floor of the car when she drove off the Road and crashed. The Driver was issued an unspecified citation police said. City Council to meet monday night there will be a Marshall City Council meeting monday at 7 . In the City Council Chambers of City Hall. Lottery results 3 digit 9-0-9 4 digit 1-0-0-7 getting scalped photo by Egav Ellis Marshall Redskin Swinimer Todd Smith gets his hair Cut by Connie Mcallister. Smith and the other members of the boys swim team were getting their traditional haircuts in preparation for the twin Valley conference swim meet. The meet is scheduled for this weekend at Albion High school. Test program to help arrest drug pushers by Kim Foulkes news editor area residents now have their Chance to turn in a Pusher. A test program by the Marshall City police will attempt to get information on drug pushers through tips from Anonymous sources. Flyers headed a turn in a Pusher will be distributed around town in party stores and Gas stations according to police chief Roger Graves. A they in be in places people frequent on an in and out basis a Graves said. The idea for the program came from an officer who had spotted similar flyers in another county. Graves said. The program is very inexpensive As the Cost of the printing of the flyers is the Only expense and it could possibly Lead to an arrest. A i liked the idea As soon As 1 heard it. A if we get one Pusher its Worth it a Graves explained. The one Page questionnaire ask questions like the name of the suspected drug dealer nicknames the person is known by physical description the suspect s business and Home address what kind of car they drive the suspects friends their Meti Iod and location of dealing and the drugs that Are being pushed. The questionnaire also asks who the dealers main customers Are sch k i students drop outs Etc. Any information gathered from the form will be confidential and will not be divulged to anyone outside the Marshall i lice department or the Chamoun county prosecuting attorneys office. The form does not have to be filled out completely. Any info Marion that is provided will be placed in a composite file of the individual. The Anonymous informant can ask to be known by a code name and simply mail the information to tip co Marshall police department 323 w. Michigan ave., Marshall. I 49068. Fire department gets custom made pumper by chronicle staff Marshall firefighters will no longer have to worry about staying dry and warm in the open cab of the old 1954 american Lafrance pumper. Members of the fire department returned wednesday from Appleton wis., with a new pumper manufactured by the Pierce manufacturing co of Appleton. Marshall fire chief Lewis Shellenber Ger said the company custom made the pumper to meet the departments specifications. A the pumper was built from the ground up at their Plant a Shellenberger said. A they cannot use a Standard Chassis due to the weight of the pumper and its equipment the pumper will probably end up weighing about 37,000 pounds with All of its the pumper will be Able to handle 1,500 Gallons of water per minute Shellenberger said while the old one pumped 1,000 Gal Lons per minute. A and the old one did not have any heat when the weather was bad and during the Winter when it was very cold we had to leave it in the garage. A a it a seen its better Days a he said. The new pumper along with the City a two other pumpers brings the lire departments pumping capacity up to 4,.s0q Gallons per minute. A the requirements for a City the size of Marshall with the number of industries it has Call for 4,000 Gaj lpns per Shellenberger said. A a we re 500 Gallons per minute beyond the old pumper is going up for bid Shellenberger said. Its been advertised Tor Sale and bids will be open april 12 at 2 . At City Hall. Shellenberger said no minimum Price was set for the old pumper. He has received inquiries from other lire departments and from individual collectors. Balloon business rises to new Heights by Kim Foulkes news editor what began As a Small business set up in a department store has ballooned into a full fledged operation at a permanent location. In less than five months Doug and sue Reed have taken their balloon wrapping business to new Heights. They recently opened balloons and things at 302 1/2 w. Green. Their business is based on a new Way to wrap presents inside a balloon. What is wrapped up is Only limited by How far the balloon can be stretched and if the gift can be squeezed in the Hole. A its of people like to buy the gift and then watch them pop the balloon to get to it a sue said. The Reeds saw an advertisement in a Magazine for the balloon wrapper and just decided to go into business. The Box machine has a Large Hole which the balloon is stretched Over. The balloon opening is then stretched Large enough to fit a gift inside. The couple began their business around Christmas and set up shop in Sears in Battle Creek. The first Day of business was an exercise in on the Job training. They had Only just received their balloon wrap machine and had to begin work almost immediately. A we had no experience whatsoever. We went in cold Turkey a sue said. Despite their inexperience business boomed. 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