Re-elect Mayor Jungman

To the Editor:

After living in Gladwin County for 55 plus years, four years ago I became a city resident. Myself and many others that I have talked to are so proud and pleased with how lovely this small town has become. Before a blight officer was hired, this community was in need of a good cleaning to say the least.

There was a time when after winter came along that parking and in order to shop on Cedar Ave., one first had to jump over deep snow only to land on to the sidewalks that were also unsafe. Both problems are taken care of now.

We need to retain Dee Jungman for our mayor and stay on the path started under her leadership for a bright future in the city. Keep the city beautiful. Don’t go backwards.

Wendy Ouimet


Thank you 

To the Editor:

On Sept. 16 we held a private memorial service for our parents (Dick and Fran Ferrell) Dad passed in 2013, Mom passed in August 2019, and their wish was to be placed together. We would like to thank Alec Gary for his comfort and services from Hall-Kokotovich, Gladwin Pines for their care of both our parents, Hospice of Gladwin for their compassion, and especially the American Legion Post 171 for the beautiful Military Salute for Dad. It was an awesome display of respect. We did not get all your names but we sure appreciated your presence and comfort too. Kudos to the person who played Taps for Dad – great job! 

Last, thank you to all our kids, grand kids, family who flew here to be with us or drove some distances. Special thank you to Steve Clore, grandson, who wrote and spoke a wonderful tribute to his grandparents.


The Dick and Fran (Hall) Ferrell Family


Thank you for making “Benefit” a Success

To the Editor:

The Women of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church would like to thank everyone who helped make the “Benefit” for Angie Babinec a huge success. For those many individuals who made a monetary donation, to those who donated items for the silent auction, to those who came out and helped us support Angie and her family in their time of need, THANK YOU. We are truly amazed the generosity and love that we witnessed. We don’t have all of your names so we won’t try to list you. But we feel we do have the names of the organizations and businesses who contributed to the “Benefit”, but if we miss anyone in this list, please forgive us: Juicy Bone; Big “R’s”; Fruchey Foods; Lyle’s Flowers; Railside Restaurant – Sanford; Flower Scents; Pizza Hut; Beaverton Hardware; Beaverton Tavern; Mack’s on Main; Buckeye Market; KFC; Citgo – Beaverton; Sanford Bar & Grill; The Playground – Midland; Be Good To Yourself – Midland; “H” Hotel – Midland; Our Savior Lutheran Church and its members; Michigan Lutheran Seminary – Saginaw; St. John’s Lutheran Church – Clare; Faith Lutheran Church – Harrison; St. John’s Lutheran Church – Gladwin; Church of the Brethren – Beaverton; Church of the Brethren Women’s Fellowship – Beaverton; Edwards Community Church; Hope Lutheran Church – St. Charles.

We are happy to announce that Angie Babinec is home with her family recovering right now. Over the past few months she has overcome many obstacles and may still face more in the future. She will need to undergo another round of chemo to make sure all of the cancer cells are destroyed but with all of the help you have given her, she’ll be able to do it with less of a financial burden on her shoulders. For this, we truly thank everyone. We couldn’t have made this “Benefit” happen without all of you.

God Bless You,

Women of Good Shepherd

Lutheran Church


Thank you

To the Editor:

A special “thanks” goes out to Roger Gardner for purchasing the flagpole, flag, and light for the Veterans Building at North Park.

Also: for the two designs on the east and north side of the building.

You have made the Veterans and anyone who sees them, very happy with your donations.

Dee Jungman, Mayor


Thanks from the GCTRA

To the Editor,

The Gladwin County Trails Recreation Authority (A Trail of Two Cities) would like to say thank you to the Knights of Columbus Council 5280 for hosting their monthly fish fry to benefit our work toward trail expansion.

Also thank you to all who attended and the many volunteers that came to make the evening run like a well-oiled machine and to those that made donations.

Currently the Trail of Two Cities is a wide paved, handicap accessible trail that runs 2.5 miles along the Cedar River in the City of Gladwin. The next phase of the project will be to connect the completed portion with the now under construction trail head in the City of Beaverton. The trail can be used for walking, running, biking, and roller blading and helps promote healthy living in Gladwin County.

If you haven’t been on it you owe yourself the opportunity. Access can be gained at North Park off First Street in Gladwin, at the River Road trail head, within the Gladwin City Park or at Riverwalk Place.

The autumn colors are showing up all along the trail right now. When winter arrives it is an easy and fun place to snowshoe or cross country ski.

It is really great to see all of the activity currently on the trail. There are runners, parents with strollers, families riding bikes and lots of walkers. We are fortunate to have this jewel in our county. 

Thank you,

Michael Ridley


Doe Day Thanks

To the Editor:

The volunteers of MidMichigan Medical Center – Gladwin would like to express our gratitude to the 84 women golfers who supported our 52nd Annual Doe Day

Fundraiser at Gladwin Heights Golf Course on August 7. The ladies enjoyed a perfect weather day for our four-person, 18-hole golf scramble.

We also greatly appreciate the generous sponsorship of the following businesses:

The Grand Hotel, Gladwin Tank Manufacturing, Inc., Advanced Plumbing Service, Inc., Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home – Gladwin Chapel, MidMichigan Community Health Services – Houghton Lake, Dennis Alward Services, Premier Green Lawns, Lilly Pad Home Decor, Gladwin Dental Care, L. Dan French, Builders, LLC, Burkhart-Presidio Insurance Agency, Edward-Jones/Richard Beadle, Alward Electric, Inc., Bonham Heating & Air Conditioning, Richardson Gladwin, Buckeye Market, Maverick Ford of Gladwin, The Sunroom Factory, Myers for Tires, Inc., Gladwin Eye Care – T.K. Johnson, Riverwalk Place, Flynn Lumber & Supply Co., Gladwin Family Chiropractic, S & H Engraving, Triple M Collision & Service, Gladwin Heights Golf Course, The Quest Golf Club, The Dream Golf Course – West Branch, Lakeside Golf Course, The Camp Sports Bar & Grill, Sav-A-Lot, Gladwin Ace Hardware, Family Farm & Home, Pepper Mill Restaurant, Family Fare Supermarket, Pizza Hut, Northern Espresso, Country Corner Bulk Foods, Village Flower & Gifts, and Chemical Bank.

In addition, we wish to thank Kitty Smith, Ray Stover, Art and Cindy Adamec, and the Honorable Gary Allen and Mrs. Pat Allen.

We could not hold this annual fun day without all of your generous support.

We will continue our long-standing tradition of using all of the proceeds ($5,682) from Doe Day to directly benefit patient care, comfort, and services at MidMichigan Medical Center – Gladwin.


Donna Alward, Chair of Doe Day


Thanks for the support

To the Editor,

Thank you Our Savior Lutheran Church and area businesses! On Saturday, Sept. 21 we held our third annual fundraiser for New Dawn Shelter. This was our first year being hosted by Our Savior Lutheran Church and we couldn’t be more humbled. Paula Wyse and her staff were incredibly accommodating offering us their beautiful facility and helping us all along the way. We would also like to thank our area businesses that so generously gave for the auction during our “The Taste of New Orleans” event. We received some great items to share in addition to some incredible items from friends in Sugar Springs.

Our sponsors this year were, MidMichigan Health, Chemical Bank of Midland, Gladwin Tank Mfg., Robert Williams, Legacy Builders, Dan French Builder, Sugar Shack, Lee-Ramsay Funeral Homes, Hall-Kokotovich Funeral Homes, Karyn Tomczak Law, Life-Smiles, Gladwin Dental, Lambert’s Meat Market, Bonhams, Evergreen Physical Therapy, Burkhart-Presidio, and Mid Michigan Chiropractic.

Thank you to all who attended the Cajun-themed meal provided by Lanny and Kris Dexter along with the culinary arts students at Windover School in Midland. The food was first class.

With everyone’s involvement we are pleased to say that we raised over 12,000.00 to help New Dawn Shelter continue to help people heal and dream anew.

Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts!

Gary and Peggie Miller

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