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Marshall Chronicle (Newspaper) - May 25, 1990, Marshall, Michigan Fri gentlemen ready to Start their engines see Page 8 Liu ii 1 a local veterans look at memorial Day see Page 3 clue Wiar Lian cd Jnita Marshall s Hometown newspaper since 1879 Friday Liay 25, 1990 Marshall memo paper office to close the Marshall chronicle office will be closed monday in Observance of memorial Day. Ballot Quot simplified a the Althusa club of Marshall has rewrite it ten the june 11 Marshall school election ballot in Imp lifted terms said Joe Kiebala head of the school Board subcommittee to pass a 2.47-Mill tax increase for the 1990-91 school year. The new wording will not appear on the official ballot but it is available to explain the millage request to Community groups Kiebala said Ali urday evening. He said he has 100 copies of the ballot wording with examples of How the Money could be spent in the District if the millage passes. Kiebala said he will provide the Althusa club ballot to those who Call him at 781-8606. He also has car window placards so teacher honors set mar Lee school is having a retirement open House honouring Eleanor Hills after 23 years of dedicated teaching with the District and Aileen Conley after faithfully serving the school As a bookkeeper for 14 years on Friday june 1, from 3 43 to 3 . In the school Library. Girard pupils sought Bessie Ivey is looking for former students and teachers at rub Oak Rural school in Girard Lbw ship Branch county North of Coldwater. The reunion will be held at 1 . To 4 . On sunday july 1, at the elementary school building in Girard. There will be Finger food and refreshments. Ivey has asked students and teachers to bring their favorite pictures and memories. She May be contacted at 963-3322. I he works at Disney Kristi Buckenberger a Junior at Central Michigan University has finished a semester internship at Disney world in Orlando Fla. She was a lifeguard at typhoon Lagoon a Disney water Park. She will continue to work at Disney during the coming summer months. Buckenberger is majoring in commercial recreation and facility management. She is a 1987 graduate of Marshall High school and her parents to Jim and Evelyn by Icenberger. Lottery results 3 digit 5-4-9 4 digit 7-4-0-4 Keno 4-8-12-28-39-40-49 50-51-53-54-57-58-62-63 65-66-67-74-76-78-79 Flowers Are Beautiful Oakridge groomed for memorial Day by James Moses staff writer Oakridge cemetery is spruced up for memorial Day. Work begins Well before the special Day when services Are held at Oakridge to remember the nations War veterans said Bart Cook City superintendent of Public works. Services will be held after the downtown Parade which begins at 10 . Monday. A we Plant Flowers in the urns resold where the ground is Bare and mow the entire cemetery Quot Cook said. Some of the old water lines installed As a works Progress administration project in the 1930s, need constant attention he said. A the pipes Are so old that if we fix a leak the increased water pressure Breaks a pipe somewhere else a Cook said. Occasionally Cook s Crew must pour a new foundation for an old Tombstone. The men try to paint a dozen of the 200 urns every year but family members Are allowed to paint the urns themselves. Cook said urns badly in need of paint should be brought to his attention. We try to keep up with them but we miss a few a he said. He hires College students every summer to keep up with mowing and trimming in the cemetery. Movable potted plants May be placed at Graves but nothing May be planted in the soil because planted Flowers would hinder the mowers. As Winter approaches All potted Flowers Are removed. Cook said the City had a Flower urn a planting program from about 1900 to 1976. Families could put Money into a separate fund and this would generate interest to pay for annual planting. Brilliant red geraniums and other Flowers brighten the cemetery every Spring. Mowing trimming and other care is paid for with the cemetery lot fund. When families buy lots half of the Purchase fee goes into the fund for grounds care. Cook said residents pay $220 per graveside and non residents pay $380. He has suggested that the City Council approve one Price for All because non residents have ways to beat the pricing system. They usually have family members living in town to Reserve their plots. Cook said. He stressed that the proposal is still in review and has not been sent to the Council for action. A walking tour brochure of the. 63-acre cemetery is available at the Marshall area chamber of Commerce office 308 e. Michigan ave. According to information compiled by the Marshall historical society and the City Park and recreation department the cemetery was established in 1839. The remains of some Marshall pioneers buried Between 1832 and 1839, were moved to the new Oakridge on Homer Road from a Block now bordered by Green Hanover Linden and Cherry streets. The brochure a s a map and key locating grave Sites of 28 City pioneers and gentlemen who later served the town the state and nation. Battle Creek Man killed in Accident by Peggy Ellis Starr writer a Battle Creek Man was killed instantly in a vehicle Accident wednesday in Fredonia Lbw ship. According to the Calhoun county sheriff s department. Report. Jack Lee Seage 49, of 208 Wau Bascon rd., Bathe Creek was travelling South on 13 1/2 mile Road two and a half Miles Southwest of Mats Hail when he lost control of the vehicle on a curve and hit a tree broadside. Seage was the sole occupant of the vehicle. According to Deputy county medical examiner or. John Neumann Seage died immediately from a severe head trauma. There will be no postmortem. The sheriff deputies were assisted at the scene by the Fredonia township fire department the Marshall fire department Rescue unit with the jaws of life and the Marshall firefighters ambulance personnel. The sheriff report said Seage was not wearing any safety restraints at the time of the Accident the sheriff department is continuing its investigation of the incident photo by Kim Foulks Roger Howard of Bud s wrecker service sweeps up after Accident at West Michigan Avenue and West drive thursday Atemon. There were no serious Init Rise but details of the Accident were not available from the Marshall police de parliment thursday night. One Hundred eleventh year no. 227 35 cents photo by Kim fou us Doug sink is in the Drivers seat of the 1954 Lafrance pumper he recently bought from the City of Marshall. Old fire engines Are favorite toys quire the new custom built Anodel. It was then owned by Birmingham Man for about 23 years. Sink found who owned the engine and worked on the Purchase for about five years. I worked on this Guy for about five years and he knew i wanted to get it by Kim Foulkes news editor a few years ago the Marshall Jaycees asked Doug sink if he could get the groups old fire engine running again. What seemed Uke a simple request has blossomed into an obsession with fire fighting Memorabilia. U u a sink Hobby of roue eting antique Back to marshal. I d a Jum Abo fire fight no equipment has led him to a a it it a 8��?~ a a it build a museum in his backyard. And his latest acquisition is a 1934 american Lafrance pumper he purchased from tiie City of Marshall the Marshall fire department recently purchased a new pumper and tiie City decided to sell the 1934 Model. Although sinks bid Wasny to the highest he got the engine. One of tiie reasons the Council awarded tiie bid to sink was his Promise to keep the historically significant pumper in tiie Marshall area and have it available for viewing fire prevention exercises and special events. A a we la definitely have it in parades and if it does no train Well be in the memorial Day Parade on monday a sink said. Sinks museum which he Hopes to have open one sunday a Mont ii very soon also boasts Marshall a first Gas powered pumper a 1922 Lafrance. The pumper was sold by tiie City in 1934 to a College fraternity when it a said. But engines Arentt the Only Antiques in sinks museum. He also has hooked up old fire alarm systems and tiie Bells that sounded in the fire House. Each Box throughout the City had its own number and the firehouse Bell sounded a special signal so firefighters would know where tiie fire was located. There Are also fire fighting lanterns helmets fire hoses and a brass slide pole. Sink said he enjoys Hunting for the pieces at antique shops and auctions an he has travelled to Minnesota new York and Indiana to Purchase equipment. One of the few problems he has is making sure he can bring his purchases Home. Much of the equipment is made of brass or heavy metals and a fire alarm system control panel was made of 2 Inch Triick slate. A one of the drawbacks of this Hobby is that everything is very heavy a he explained. Vets Tell what they think on special Day by chronicle staff the veterans Monument at tiie Brooks memorial Fountain liitle is to be rededicated before tiie memorial Day Parade on monday morning said Paul Flessner commander of the local american legion Post the Stone Marker was erected in 1943 by the Marshall Exchange club. Flessner asked All veterans to be at tiie Monument before the Parade begins. Parade line up is at 9 30 . And it stans at 10 . Memorial services will be held at Oakridge cemetery after the Parade at about 11 . The chronicle has interviewed veterans one each a or a world War 1, world War ii the korean War and the Vietnam War. Their stories wit ii memories and thoughts on what memorial Day Mesulis in 1990, Are on Page three. The Parade marshal is Lee Hurley a world War ii Veteran and Long time Marshall businessman. Hurley entered the army 32nd division in 1941 in the first draft of men from tiie Battie Creek area. He served in Australia and the Phillip Ines in medical administration was discharged in 1943 and spent several years in tiie army Reserve. Hurley is a member of the local veterans of foreign wars Post. The speaker at Oakridge will be Frank Sperti a combat Veteran of world War ii and Korea. He served in the . Navy flying As a crewman in various types of bombers and patrol planes. Peru received several commendations from the Navy. I

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