To all

To the Editor:

As you know, I am a cheerleader – a cheerleader for all the local community cooperative effort I see going on within Gladwin County.

And the April Legislative Breakfast gave me another opportunity to be a cheerleader. From Mike Hargrave and the Zettel Airport to Joe Frey and the Rising Tide project to Chris Shannon, city manager for city of Gladwin and Heath Kaplan, city manager for city of Beaverton, we learned of a variety of ways our local community cooperative efforts are making a difference:

Zettel Airport – 400 registered fly-ins last year, use of the courtesy car for going into town, future plans for more hangers and development of a weather station.

Rising Tide – a behind the scenes effort that along with support from the state of Michigan enables both Beaverton and Gladwin to develop updated Master Plans and develop a branding visual for both cities – our local communities have much to offer tourists and visitors and potential move-ins – but they all need to know we are HERE.

City of Gladwin – the building of the iron removal filtration plant on M-18, across from Maverick Ford.

City of Beaverton – the planned total repair of Glidden Road and Saginaw Street, improved Farmer’s Market.

And this a teaser for you so you’ll stop in at the Airport and both city halls and learn more about what’s happening locally!

“One community – One county”

Rev. Karen Blatt



Thank you

To the Editor:

On behalf of the Gladwin Church of the Nazarene and the Family Fun Fair Committee Members, we would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for their donations to our 12th Annual Family Fun Fair, which was held on April 13, 2019 at the Gladwin Community Arena. Without their generous donations and support, our event would not have been successful. We appreciate each of you!

Aaron Miller, Ace Hardware, Alex’s Railside Restaurant, Applebee’s Restaurant of Midland, Auto Zone of Clare, Auto Zone of Midland, Avon by Melissa Castillo, Bask Tanning Boutique, Batterbee Excavating, Woodland Diner, Beacon & Bridge Market #24, Beaverton Bowl & Lounge, Beaverton True Value, Big Boy Restaurant of Clare, Big Boys of Gladwin County, Big Time Collision, Bob Evans of Midland, Buccilli’s Pizza, Buffalo Wild Wings, Car Quest Auto Parts, Clare-Gladwin RESD – Great Start Collaborative, Colonville Country Store, Country Corner Bulk Food Store, Create-It, Crystal Flash, Culligan Water Softener, DeShano Companies, Inc., Devils Knob Golf Course, Dover Raod Woodworking, Family Diner, Family Fare – Gladwin, Family Video, Ferrellgas, Fick & Sons, Inc., Firehouse Subs – Midland, First We Eat Dessert LLC, Forwards-Shell Food Mart – Gladwin, Freeman Nursery, Fruchey Food Store, General Jim’s Surplus, Gladwin Community Arena, Gladwin County Record, Gladwin Family Chiropractic, Gladwin Heights Golf Course, Gladwin Tire Company, Gladwin Trade and Sales, Gordon Food Service – Midland, Graff Motor Sales, Greaves Auto Body, Hall-Kokotovich Funeral Home, Hearth Restaurant & Pub, Heather & Holly – Midland, Herb’s Plus, High Caliber Auto Body, Home Depot of Midland, Hotel Bar & Grill – Gladwin, Howe Racing Enterprises, Hungry Howies – Gladwin, It’s a Dog’s World, Jag Motorcoach, Jay’s Sporting Goods, J & I Properties, LLC, Kelly’s Krusin’ Kritter Kare, KFC – Gladwin, KPs Barber Shop, Lowe’s Home Improvement – Midland, Lyle’s Flowers, Main Street Designs, Mario’s Mexican Restaurant, Master Electric, Maverick Ford, McKimmy Ag Services, Meadow Lanes, Member’s First Credit Union – Gladwin, Mid-Michigan Chiropractic Center, Mid Michigan Medical Center – Gladwin, Mid-State Rental & Storage, Mr. M’s, Myers for Tires, Northwood University, Olive Garden, Olivet Nazarene University, Peppermill Restaurant, Pizza Hut – Gladwin, Ponderosa Steakhouse – Clare, Jane Robb, S & H Engraving, Sam’s Club #4982, Save-A-Lot – Gladwin, Schumacher Insurance Agency, Sisson Funeral Home, Staples of Midland, Starbucks – Midland, Steve’s Country Market, Stryker’s Marina, Subway of Beaverton, Subway of Gladwin, Sun Seekers, The Family Diner, The Medicine Shoppe, They Style Studio – Beaverton, The Wild Pumpkin Petting Farm, Uptown Salon, Village Flowers, WGDN Radio Station 103 Country, Witbecks Family Foods.

Thank you to Michigan Blood for spending the day with us, and the many individuals who donated blood. A BIG thank you to the Family Diner of Gladwin for providing concessions for our event – the food was amazing! Thank you to Chuck Peters for bringing the fire engine and the officer who brought in the police car. We would like to give a BIG thank you to the following folks for providing their time and talent with entertainment: Dusty Ballard, David Yonker and Jim Volant with T.H.O,R., Martial Arts – Ju Jitsu. We also want to express our heartfelt thanks to our community volunteers: Jessica Peters, Sophia Basner, Natalie Basner and Hannah Basner. A very special thank you to the Easter Bunny (you know who you are!), for making an appearance during our Easter Egg Hunt. Thank you to each vendor who was a part of our event. The Gladwin Church of the Nazarene wants to say a big THANK YOU for your generous donations and support of our 12th Annual Family Fun Fair. Blessings to All of You! Save the date for next year’s 13th Annual Family Fun Fair scheduled for Saturday, April 18, 2020!

In Christ’s Service

Pastor Mark Boyce,

Family Fun Fair Committee

Members, Gladwin Church of the Nazarene Members and Friends


To all deer hunters in Michigan

To the Editor:

January 16, 2019, Senator Vanderwald introduced SB-0037-2019 titled Naturual Resources feeding or baiting whitetail deer: allow Amends sec. 40102 & 40111a of 1994 PA 451 (MCL324-40102 &40111a).

If passed, this SB-0037-2019 would allow a Michigan hunter to feed or bait white tail deer. Please contact your Senator in your district if you are interested in seeing passage of SB-0037-2019. Arenac County is the 36th district, our State Senator is Jim Stamas. Phone toll-free 855-347-8036.

This existing law of no baiting of deer will greatly affect the economy of northern Michigan. The four months of which deer hunters spend a lot of money. Many drive up a few weekends before hunting season to scout for a place to hunt, and during the hunting season – they spend money at restaurants, motels, small mom and pop stores, gas stations, hunting clothes and hunting equipment, etc., the list goes on. It will touch a lot of people financially, even the DNR. 

My children, brothers, nephews, friends and hunting co-workers will not hunt or buy a bow and arrow license this year if the no bait law stays in effect.

Again, if you would like to see SB-0037-2019 (Allow feed and bait deer) passed please contact your State Senator.

Yours truly,

Donald Lubas Sr.

Standish, MI

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