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Mayville High School Alumni
Spring 2007 www.mayville.k12.us.com
P.O. Box 244 Mayville, MI 48744
The New and Renovated Mayville Middle School
Hi Everyone; The excitement in Mayville this year is the New and Renovated Middle School. It is really nice! The Alumni committee decided, since most of our attending Alumni graduated from the original (now) Middle School, to hold the 120th Alumni Banquet and program in the new gym of the Middle School. Doors will open at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 9th. Guided tours of the school will be from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.. So come early. Rooms may also be reserved for classes to get together. low the hill which are assessable through the football entrance on Lincoln St. or on the south side of the High School. Tickets. Please get your tickets prior to the banquet. Either by mail or at any Mayville State Bank offices in Mayville and Millington. The price is $15.00 ea. The price at the door will be $25.00. Our count is very important both for the caterer and our seating arrangements. Moving ahead, we are only five years away from our Quasquicentennial - 125 years. The Alumni Asso(Continued on page 8)
Parking. There are only about 30 parking spaces between the Middle and High School. We would appreciate it if these spaces can be left for the handicap or those that can't walk a great distance. You may drop people off but please use the parking lots be-
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Tom Wargo Scholarship Golf Classic
Saturday, August 11, 2007 2006 Scholarship Recipients
Mayville High School Alumni
2006 Scholarship Recipient
Megen Robinet is the daughter of Jim and Deb Robinet of Silverwood. She is attending Saginaw Valley State University and is majoring in Elementary Education.
2006 Scholarship Recipient
Lindsey Morales Mayville Travis Harbin Mayville Zac Johnson LakeVille Amanda Benjamin LakeVille
2007 Mayville High School Alumni Association Officers
President .................................................. Betty Harris Vice President.................................... Violet Mathews Secretary ............................................ Patti Vollweiler Treasurer ........................................ Beverly Weinzeirl Liaison to Mayville School................. Robert Higgins Historian Editor: ...................................... Betty Harris Scholarship Committee............................ John Secord Barbara Hahn Betty Harris Violet Mathews Membership Committee........................Sherry Bodeis Shirley Shafer '61 '52 '81 '52 '81 '61 '59 '59 '61 '52 '75 '51
Jared Kapa is the son of Dave and Cindy Kapa of Mayville. He is attending Michigan Technological University to become a Biomedical Engineer.
June 9, 2007 Dinner - 5:30 p.m. Program - 6:45 p.m. Tickets - $15.00 each, $25.00 at the door
The MILLDE SCHOOL opens at 3:00 p.m.. Rooms may be reserved for Alumni Classes to meet in. Anyone wanting an address list to help in setting up a class reunion or knows a classmate that has moved recently or a classmate not receiving their paper, please contact Betty Harris at 989-843-6309 or [email protected] Remember, your ticket purchase makes it possible for us to have a banquet, a program and for you to receive this "Historian" paper.
TICKET REQUEST OR DONATION FORM
Enclosed is my check in the amount of $_________ for the purchase of ____ tickets @ $15.00 each by June 2nd. Tickets will be $25.00 at the door. PREREGISTRATION IS VERY IMPORTANT. NAME ________________________________________________________________ CLASS _____________ STREET ___________________________________________________________________________________ CITY, STATE, ZIP ___________________________________________________________________________
If you are requesting tickets, please enclose your CHECK, a SELF ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE and mail to MAYVILLE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, P.O. BOX 244, MAYVILLE, MICHIGAN 48744. I'm unable to attend the banquet, but I'm interested in making a donation to the Scholarship Fund or the Historian for the amount of $ _____________. If this gift is in memory of a friend or loved one, provide us with the name and address of a family member, and we will acknowledge your contribution. All donations are tax deductible.
In Memory of:_______________________________________________________________________________ NAME _____________________________________________________________________________________ STREET ___________________________________________________________________________________ CITY, STATE, ZIP ___________________________________________________________________________
Mayville Alumni Historian I used to ride the train to Vassar and stayed with my beloved Nanny, my mother's mother. We were very close. She made all my clothes when I was little. She made me a red outfit, and when I went on the train, they used to call me `Little Red Riding Hood.' I would rather stay with her than stay at home. I used to wonder how I would live on this earth without her. I graduated from Mayville High School in 1924. Then I went to Eastern Michigan for two years. I went to Vassar and taught different grades in elementary school for seven years. Then I went back to Mayville and got married to Vere Morrison. I was married in `33. Janet (Thomas) was born in `37 and Nancy (Miett) in `39. I still taught; I did a lot of subbing. I taught in Mayville 24 years. I retired in 1971. My husband was a farmer. He did all the work. I never even went to the barn. We were on the farm during the depression. As I say, I wasn't much of a farmer's wife. We were married 23 years. Then I was a widow for seven years. I remarried Olaf Goodell. He worked for General Motors in the office. I was married 11 years to him. We went out with friends, played cards. I was in a bridge club and I was in the Eastern Star. I was worthy matron for a year. It was terrible when Janet got polio. I didn't realize at all that she had it. She got up one morning and fell. We took her to the doctor. It was a terrible ordeal for her and for us. But she never, never, ever complained. She was in isolation. We could only see her on Sundays. Then we brought her home, but we could see she wasn't getting any better. We contacted the doctor, who sent her to a children's hospital in Mount Clemens. There's always things to deal with when you have children. But of course, mine (children) were exceptionally good. Things have changed dramatically. There weren't any airplanes. There weren't any TV's. No computers. Now, I know there are big
Page 3 changes in computers, in TVs and in telephones. I think the world needs changes to get along. I don't like the wars. I pray for that every night. I don't see why it needs to be. Now I eat and I sleep. No, I play cards. I play cribbage. I play bingo. I can read `The Upper Room' because it's large print. I have a lot of company. I had a nice home in Mayville. I liked Mayville, But I will never go back to Mayville. Only when I die. The years have crept up on me. And I haven't realized it. We have a big dinner for 45 people planned for my birthday. Then on Sept. 5, it's my birthday, we'll have a big party hear at Alterra. Yes, faith has been important to my living long. A loving family and interested people For those that would like to send Mrs. Goodell cards or letters her address is: Mrs. Florence Goodell Alterra Sterling House 4004 Waldo Ave Ste 19A Midland MI 48642-6571
Florence turned 100 !!
Florence SherkMorrison-Goodell, a student, an alumnus, and teacher at Mayville Community Schools, celebrated 100 years on Sept. 5, 2006.
From the Midland Daily News By Kevin Benedict and Angela E. Lackey
Voice of Florence Goodell, Mayville native and former longtime resident, who now resides in Midland.
I was born in 1906 in Mayville. That's in the Thumb, 35 miles east of Saginaw and 12 miles east of Vassar. I moved to Midland three years ago on September 8. I got sick and had to come here. Well, 1906 was back in the good old days. We did not have any automobile at that time. We used to borrow my grandfather's Ford, a Model T, to go to the lake. Of course we had no television. The telephone was on the wall. I had to walk quite a ways to school. There were four of us in my family. I'm the oldest. I had a brother and two sisters, Phyllis and Grace. My sisters live together in Mayville. I had caring and loving parents. My mom was a housekeeper and took care of us kids. My father was a druggist. He owned a drug store in Mayville and he did everything in that drugstore. The telephone exchange was in the back of the store. He developed films, sold wallpaper, made ice cream, fixed watches and jewelry. He didn't pick the medication off the shelf; he made it with a mortar and pestle. He worked every day and he didn't drive to work either. He walked. I did a lot of roller-skating and jumping rope. Quite often we would go to the lake and stay a week. And I had friends I would play with. I had a next door friend, Marie, I knew from kindergarten to 12th grade. I sometimes helped in the house, but not as much as I should have. At housecleaning time, we kids brought the mattresses out and pounded them clean.
Happy Birthday to:
1923 - Lela (Schott) Tanner Born May 4, 1905. She will be 102. Elizabeth's 1417 W. Vienna Rd Clio, MI 48420-1732 1924 - Florence (Sherk) Goodell Born Sept. 5, 1906. She will be 101. Her address is above. 1929 - Arzola (Haas) Tubbs Born Sept. 22, 1912. She will be 95. 1323 Flamingo Dr. Englewood, FL 34224-4605 1929 - Eva (Johnson) Mitchell Born Aug. 2, 1912. She will be 95. 5401 Cambourne Pl West Bloomfield, MI 48322-4104 1929 - Wilma (Richmond) Kreger Born Oct. 21, 1911. She will be 96. 1913 Weymouth Dr Ashland, KY 41101-3849 1929 - Robert Temple Born Jan. 23, 1911. He was 96. 304 Prospect St Vassar, MI 48768-1614
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CLASS REUNIONS FOR 2007
Class of 2002 - 5 Years
"We met as strangers, we leave as friends, we hope to meet again, so our friendship may never end." Purple and Silver Orange Day Lily
Class of 1997 - 10 Years
"Our dreams may take us far away but our friendship bonds us for life." Blue and Silver Lily
The Class of 1997 will have a Class Reunion on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007 at Sullivan's Black Forest Brew Haus and Grill in Frankenmuth. The time still to be determined.
Class of 1992 - 15 Years
"Hold on to the moment, single file and yet together, we have shared our greatest days and we carry common memories in different ways. Though we don't know where we're going, we will cherish where we've been. I want to cry, I want to shout, I want to let this feeling out. Hold on to the moment, never let it go. I can picture us together with our arms around our friends. Just let us hold on to this moment before it ends. There was laughter, there were tears, through the dozen golden years." Metallic Purple and Green White Rose tipped in Green
Class of 1987 - 20 Years
"Today well lived, makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope." Silver and Rose Red Sweetheart Roses
When plans are completed the Class of 1987 will be notified by mail, email or check out the website: www.classreport.org/usa/mi/mayville/ mhs/1987 or call Beth at 989-843-6623 or Carol at 248-853-0532.
Class of 1977 - 30 Years
"There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it all behooves any of us, to find fault with the rest of us." White and Yellow Yellow Daisies The Class of 1977 will gather at a reserved room in the Middle School for their 30th year reunion.
Class of 1972 - 35 Years
"Some people look at things as they are and say `why.' We look at things as they could be and say `why not.'" Royal Blue and Gold Blue Bachelor Buttons
Class of 1967 - 40 Years
"To Reach the unreachable star." Maroon and Pink Maroon Roses and White Carnations
Class of 1962- 45 Years
"He who asks questions is a fool for five minutes, but he who asks no question is a fool forever." Green and White Lily of the Valley
Class of 1952 - 55 Years
"The door of knowledge is labeled `knock.'" Blue and White White Roses The Class of 1952 will gather on June 8, 2007 at 5:00 at Betty Lou's in Vassar, MI to celebrate their 55th class reunion.
Class of 1949 - 58 Years
"Tonite we launch, where shall we anchor?" Maroon and White White Carnation
Class of 1947 - 60 Years
"From school life to life's school." Red and White Red Rose The Class of 1947 will meet on Saturday, June 9, 2007 at 3:30 p.m. in a reserved room in the new and renovated Middle School for their 60th class reunion.
Class of 1942 - 65 Years
"Launched, not anchored." Blue and White Red Rose
The Class of 1949 plans to have a catered luncheon on Saturday, June 9, 2007 at 11:30 a.m., to discuss plans for their 60th reunion, prior to the Alumni Banquet. Those interested please contact Doug Fox at 989-843-6989.
Class of 1937 - 70 Years
"Our aim success, our hope to win." Blue and White Snapdragon
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9-11-2001 Five Years of Yesterdays
A `Cup of Tea'
Interior decorating is one Mayville Resident's cup of tea. In March 2006, Susan (Fowler) Devantier '93, opened the home decor store "The Broken Teapot" in downtown Mayville, offering soy candles, teas, painted furniture, antiques and more. The types of designs the store dabbles in are; Old World Tuscan, shabby chic, lodge, garden style and French country. The main attraction in The Broken Teapot is the giant teacup countertop Devantier's husband created. Devantier offers 40 different varieties of teas in her store, and she said she had to try a bunch of different samples to get the perfect kind. She wants to sell a good product for a good price. That goes for coffees and soy candles as well. Devantier offers smaller samples of different products and lets her customers help her choose what lines it carry.
(TCA - by Stacey Tucker)
Sugden Community Bank's president
The changing of the guard at Community Bank is complete as bank President Allen G. Quick retired in March. Robert Sugden '68, was selected to replace Quick at the bank's helm. Sugden joined Community Bank's staff in June 1999. Before that, he worked for 18 years at Mayville State Bank. Sugden is a graduate of the School of Bank Administrator of the University of Madison, WI and the Robert M. Perry School of Banking of Central Michigan University. Also, Sugden is an executive board member of the Human Development Commission and Community Assessment Team. In addition, he also served on the Mayville School Board, the Mayville Library Board, the Tuscola County Economic Development Corporation, and as a Fremont Township Board trustee. Sugden worked alongside Quick while several services were added to the company over the last few years. As of Feb. 5, 2007, Community Bank is now Northstar Bank and Robert Sugden is Vice President.
As airplanes crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field, Jane Beach watched in stunned silence, as did most Americans. And now, five years later, Mrs. Beach remembers the heinous event with a tribute in her home. As a tribute to 9-11 for her and to honor those who died that day, and for the first responders Dan Fowler '65, built for Mrs. Beach a memorial to that tragic day.
(TCA by Mary Drier)
In The National Spotlight
Three Mayville High School band students led the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as part of the Great American Band. A total of 204 musicians - just four students from each state and the District of Columbia - were chosen to perform in the 80th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City. Mayville's Zac Taylor, Courtney Vogt and Joseph Craig were among them. Although they are not Alumni yet, we are very proud of them.
(TCA) by Stacey Tucker Staci Pomeroy, (at right), Michigan Multimedia Circulation Assistant, presents Max and Jan Steel with a get-away package sponsored by local businesses and Michigan Multi-Media. (Tuscola County Advertiser).
Max '69, and Jan (Conaway) '69, Steele of Mayville have found that it pays to read the Tuscola County Advertiser. The Steele's won a two-night stay at the Bavarian Inn Lodge, along with a $100 gift certificate to Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland and a $50 gift certificate to Sullivan's Black Forest Café all in Frankenmuth, MI.
Due to weather, David McNinch '80, story teller and musician, performs at Vassar City Hall on June 21 as Nathan Foess 4, of Vassar takes an upclose look. The children's program, sponsored by Bullard Sanford Memorial Library, is normally held at Gazebo Park on Cass Avenue in Vassar.
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50 YEAR GRADUATES 1957 - 2007
Participants receive a Golden Honorary Diploma
(Top Row L to r): Linda Bowerman, Margaret Harmon *, Frances Torrey, Marvin Curell, Patricia Aumack, William Seddon, Lois Ford, Arlene Wasielewski, Beverly Blackmore. (Second Row): Nancy Morrison, D. G. Eldridge *, G. L. Ewing *, A. L. Gohs *, Duane Robinson. (Third Row): Hazel TerBush, Gerald Warmbier, Kenneth Frenzel *, Joan Prystajko. (Fourth Row): William Howay, Linda Rogers, Sharon Coxe, Bryon Berry *, John Gorde, Kathleen Raymond *, Charles Lay *, Dalton Colling, Eleanor Sebert *, Phyllis Marlow. (Fifth Row): Karen Maiers, Richard Jaynes, Robert Durkee *, Richard Shaver, Jim Long, Judy Nowland *, Phyllis Friday *, William Harmon, Beverly Walker, Daniel Ignotov, Sandra TerBush. (Bottom Row): Robert Robison, Charles Ohmer, Sharon Bristol, Donald Lotter, Robert Sholes *, Robert Stevens *, Gordon Fox, Beverly Sanford *, Bette Goodall, Helen Wright. Not in the picture are Charles Klinesmith, Sue Longeuay, Erlinda Titus and Dorothy Weiler. * Deceased
CLASS OFFICERS President ··················· Kenneth Frenzel * Vice President·············Gerald Warmbier Secretary ·························Hazel TerBush Treasurer ························· Joan Prystajko Valedictorian············· Kenneth Frenzel * Saluatorian ····················Nancy Morrison The Class of 1957 Reunion Celebration will be held on Friday Evening, June 8th at the Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth in the Austrian Room beginning with a Social Hour at 5:30 pm followed by Dinner at 6:00 pm. Further details will be mailed to all classmates. CLASS MOTTO "Not Finished, Just Begun." CLASS COLORS Charcoal and Pink CLASS FLOWERS Pink Carnation
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25 YEAR GRADUATES 1982 - 2007
Participants receive a Wildcat Pin
Lawrence Coopes H.S. Assistant Principal
George Harrison Superintendent
Lawrence Geiger H.S. Principal
Mayville High School
Richard Allen *
Kerry (Elliot) Elenbaum
Annika Gudmundson #
Melinda (Berlin) Kester
Alex Neuber #
Lisa Peet *
Deana (Brown) Simpson
Nicolette Veldman #
Greg Walker *
Steve Matousidis #
Not Pictured: Ray Davis, Mark Kozan, Rose Lineske, Thomas Lotter, Tim MacGregor, Keiko Nakamura #, Stephen Phelps, Danny Smith, Terry Springsteen, Dion Strickland *, Charles Vaquera *.
# Exchange Students; * Deceased
CLASS OFFICERS President···························· Cherie A Butch Vice President ·················· Sherry L Secord Secretary ·················· Dechantel M Galgoci Treasurer ···························· Douglas A Fox Valedictorian··················· Richard C Harris Salutatorian ······················Bonnie Jo Swain
The Class of 1982 will be having their 25 year class reunion on Saturday June 9, 2007 at the Alumni Banquet held at Mayville Middle School. A room will be reserved.
CLASS MOTTO Don't look back at days gone by, look ahead at days to come." CLASS COLORS Lavender and Creme CLASS FLOWER Violets and Baby's Breath
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Second Annual Alumni Football
This year's alumni game was once again a victory for the Kingston Cardinals. But, the game still remained fun for all. Many of the same players returned to this year's game but some new faces were added to the roster. Among the new players were Tim Harris, Lance Matthews, Scott Frenzel, and Chris Thompson. The Gridiron Wildcats hope to continue the rivalry this summer (July 20th) and hopefully we'll be able to gather that first alumni victory. Practices will begin in late May or early June. More details will be available later in the spring.
Varsity/Alumni Cross Country
The Cross Country opened their season August 22, 2006, with the annual Alumni Run. There were eight alumni runners in attendance and 14 varsity runners. The varsity boys and girls both won their races with scores of 19-37 and 15-49 respectively. Justin Elenbaum finished in first place for the varsity team with a time of 11:42 (2-miles). Finishing in second place was alumni runner Al Gabalis, '88, with a time of 11:55. The next four spots were filled by varsity runners: Zach Garlick, Nick Buggia, Chris Gauthier, and Scott Valentine. Ed Labair '77, was the next alumni runner finishing in 7th place. On the girls' side, Patti McNinch was the only female to represent the alumni (and staff), finishing 7th for the ladies. Taking first place was Abby Garlick for the varsity team with a time of 15:35. She was followed by teammates: Courtney Osowski, Samm Lieber, and Miranda Strasburg. Other alumni runners who competed were: Bob McLane '77, Dave Patterson '71, John Franzel '94, Tony Budreau '94, and Harry Gabalis '66. Other varsity runners who competed included Brian McNinch, Grant Woern, Kendra LaBair, Deanna Thornton, and Marlena Iloncai.
12th Annual Alumni Basketball Games
Due to lack of participation, the basketball games were not held this year. Maybe next year.
`Big Dog' Strikes Again
Veteran Brian Baber '79, racked up his 10th sanctioned 300 game while competing in the Thursday Classic League at Richville Recreation. One of a minority of players using a ball with three finger holes-in this case, a 15-pound Monster Screamer - Baber's all-strike effort was the final game of a solid 710 series. As has been the case with almost all of his perfectos, the 44-year-old opted for a commemorative watch as his award. This will be his first timepiece to feature the USBC logo.
Senior Bowling Champion
Veteran bowler Harry Gabalis '66, of Caro, who runs Heritage Press for Michigan Multi-Media, earned statewide honors earlier this year. Competing in the Michigan senior tournament at Royal Scot Lanes in Lansing in May, Gabalis took the top spots in the Class "D" division (ages 55-59) for singles and all-events. Gabalis rolled a super actual series of 750 (236-268-246) in singles to total a whopping 825 with handicap. He captured the all-events crown with a handicap total of 1589 (689 actual in doubles, plus 75 pins handicap.) Gabalis out bowled more than 140 participants in his division from around the state to claim the two senior titles.
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Richardson sets pole vault mark for Alma
Andrea Richardson '05, has set a personal best in the pole vault event and also broke the Alma College pole vault record for women during a track and field meet. Richardson and her Alma teammates traveled to North Manchester, Indiana to compete in the Manchester Invitational on April 1, 2006. Her height of 10 feet was good for first place at the event and the new record. Richarson's previous best was as a senior at Mayville High School with a height of 9' 9.75". The previous Alma record was 9' 11.75". Richardson also took second in the high jump with a leap of 4' 10" while Alma took second overall at the meet. Richardson is in her freshman year at Alma College and is the daughter of Bob and Sandy Richardson of Mayville.
ciation had a big celebration for their 100th year. It would be nice to have a big celebration for our 125th year. I would like to see a separate committee to start working on this. Anyone interested in helping plan the Quasquicentennial please contact Betty Harris at [email protected] or 989-843-6309. I have the information that was used for the Centennial in 1987.
A Hometown Bed & Breakfast for you to enjoy while home for the Alumni Banquet. It is hosted by Dean & Phyllis (Fritz) Wingert, both Alumni of the Class of 1964.
Tammy Dzikowicz '97, of Mayville and Robert Sommerfeld of Charlevoix were married in September 2006 at Charlevoix. Tammy is a 2001 graduate of Michigan State University. She is employed as a senior buyer for the Scotts Company in Marysville, Ohio. Robert is a 2001 graduate of MSU. He is a certified public accountant with Plante & Moran of Columbus, Ohio. Elizabeth Anne Wetenkamp and Travis Mitchell Plain '96, were wed in September 2006 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Grand Rapids, MI. The couple will reside in Bryon Center, MI. Bryanna Johnson '97, married Alexander Lammers on Feb. 4, 2007 in Atlanta, GA. Bryanna works in the computer forensics field for KPMG LLP and Alexander works for the Survis Group. They both live and work in Georgia. Kenton '53, and June (Gangler) Colling of Millington celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Europe. They retraced the paths of their ancestors by visiting the villages where their families had once lived in the early 1700's. They were married April 14, 1956 in the Wisner Methodist Church. Ken and June have four children: Krystal and Dwain Rayl of Akron, Karen and Pat Sheridan of Fairgrove, Sheryl and Doug Fox of Brighton and Tim and Trisha Colling of Chassell. They also have six grandchildren. Jerry '54, and Genevieve Gouine celebrated their 50th anniversary June 7, 2006, vacationing in the Smoky Mountains. Jerry retired from Means Industries, Vassar Division in 2000. Genevieve retired from Burns Poultry Farms in 1995. They have four children: Rodney of Flint, Sharon of Millington, Karen of Davison and Randy of Ironwood, as well as 11 grandchildren
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Laura Jean Walker '04 of Mayville and Specialist Bradley Raymond Cloutier '02 of Mayville were married on December 9 2006. Laura is attending Delta College pursuing a career in dental hygiene. She is currently employed by the Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn. Bradley is employed by the United States Army where he was serving in Iraq. He will be state-side for awhile. Laura Frazee of Newington, CT and Tony Shaver '01, of Silverwood , MI were married in July of 2006. Laura is a graduate from Maranatha Baptist Bible College in Watertown, WI with a degree in elementary ed/special education. Tony received a Bachelor's degree in account/ business management from Maranatha Baptist Bible College in December 2005. Emily Jean Hecht of Saginaw and Marc Howard Bodeis '98, of Mayville were married on May 13, 2006 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Frankentrost. The couple reside in rural Mayville. Armond and Nellie (Kilmer) '52, Childs were married 50 years ago on November 16, 1956. They have three children, Scott, Douglas and April Thompson; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with an open house on November 25 at Juniata Baptist Church.
Debra Dawson of Lapeer, MI and James Fryers '92, of Mayville, MI were married on August 26, 2006 at Mayville Methodist Church. Debra is a 2002 graduate of the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. She is employed as an accountant for Daimler Chrysler in Auburn Hills. James is a 1994 graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in agribusiness. He is co-owner of D&F Builders Construction Company in Mayville. The couple reside in rural Mayville. Misty Marie Waun of Marlette and Scottie Alan Roberts '00, of Mayville were married September 30, 2006 at Mayville Methodist Church. Misty is employed at Dan's Excavating. Scottie is employed at Newton-Johnson's Plumbing, Heating and AC in Vassar, MI.
Pastor Keith '52, and Anna May (Kilmer) '56, Mead celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on August 5 with a card shower held at their home near Mayville. They have devoted their lives and marriage commitment to faithful service to God, each other, family, church, community and missions. Keith and Anna May have four children, 22 grandchildren and two greatgrandchild. Fred '42, and Darlene TerBush of Mayville celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at a surprise party held in Clio. Fred TerBush married Darlene (June) Smith on September 29, 1946 in Mayville. He was employed at the Mayville Post Office for 38 years, retiring in 1986. She worked for Mayville Moulding for 17 years, retiring in 1980. They have four children, Sue Rexin of Caro, Mary Turner of Lapeer, Frederick TerBush of Clio and Gary TerBush of Fostoria; also, 11 grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren, six great-grandchildren and 14 step-grandchildren.
Russell '41, and Anges Jean (Schell) '42, Rader of Millington celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at Lucky's Steakhouse in Davison. They were married June 29, 1946 at the home of the bride's parents in Fostoria. Russell served in the Army Air Corps for three years. He worked for Frutchey Bean Company in Fostoria, Vassar and Millington for over 40 years, managing the Millington plant starting in 1956, and later became part-owner of Millington Elevator & Supply. He retired in 1985. Agnes taught for 17 years, beginning in country schools and later taught in the Millington school district. She also served as the Millington Twp. Treasurer for eight years and retired from the Millington Elevator in 1985.
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1937 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1946 1946 1946 1947 1947 1951 1957 1958 Don J Mawdesley Francis H Collins Linton S TerBush Naomia F (Marlow) Dietz Eva Jean Germain Maxine E (Schott) Roebuck Pearl A (Wells) Randall Geraldine (Nickert) Allen William Robbins John J Meacham Ernest J TerBush Ronald D Graubner Kathleen (Raymond) Weller Kenneth L Smith 87 84 84 83 80 79 76 78 78 77 77 73 67 67 11-30-06 05-13-06 06-13-06 08-21-06 06-22-26 06-11-06 05-03-06 10-26-06 10-28-06 06-28-06 08-01-06 09-10-06 08-23-06 08-02-06 1959 Linda (Tubbs) Saxton 1981 Teri L (Young) Buhl 65 07-12-06 43 07-15-06
1981 Cheryl (Davison) Chapin 1984 Sharon (Kapa) Johnson/Brown 42 03-26-06 40 01-07-07
Gordon Ewing 100 05-05-06
Hall of Fame
Mayville Christmas tree grower Ed Cole was inducted into the Michigan Christmas Tree Association Growers Hall of Fame. The action came at the March 4th annual winter meeting of the growers' association. Cole, retired co-owner of Ed-Mar Tree Farm in Mayville, was recognized for his lifetime of service to Michigan's Christmas tree industry and for his commitment to growing high-quality Christmas trees. Cole was influential in the growth of Choose & Cut Christmas tree farms in Michigan. Cole was joined in business by his wife Mardee and he acknowledges that if he was "president, she was chairman of the board." Ed and Mardee retired from the Christmas tree business in 1998 and currently reside on a portion of their farm. This was the first year that the Michigan Christmas Tree Association presented the Hall of Fame Award and Cole was one of seven growers recognized for this honor.
Kapcia Receives Award
Cecilia Kapcia was awarded the Dr. Wells F. Cook Master Teacher of Secondary Business Education Award by the Michigan Business Education Association at their 68th annual Tuscola Technology convention. She Center instructor Cecilia said she is honKapcia stands with prinored, not only becipal Steve Ley. cause of the award, but because she was a former pupil of Dr. West Cook. This was the first year that the award was given in Cook's name, a professor in the business informational systems department of Central Michigan University, who passed away last year. Cook taught at CMU for 30 years before retiring in 1997. Kapcia teaches the accounting/ financial services and administrative management support programs at Tuscola Technology Center. She has taught business education programs for the past 34 years, with the last 27 years at the technology center of the Tuscola Intermediate School District. Kapcia has also served as a mentor teacher for numerous student teachers in business education and has developed and trained hundreds of office professionals during her years in teaching. She is also President of the Mayville School Board.
Bob and Joyce Morrison celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and dear friends at the Tuscola County Conservation Club on May 20, 2006. The former Joyce Young married Bob Morrison May 26, 1956 in Angola, IN. The couple has three children: Patti Crosby of Mayville, Susan Downing of Caro and the late Michael Morrison. They have eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Mayville resident joins Peace Corps
Dustin B Blackwell, 23, son of Shawn and Alan Blackwell of Murray Road, departed for the Gambia on January 28 to become a health and community development Peace Corps Volunteer. Dustin's work will include developing programs that allow Gambians the capacity to improve their own lives.
Mayville Teacher in Select Company
Patricia McNinch, an eighth grade science teacher at Mayville Middle School was selected in April 2006 as a finalist in the Walter P. Chrysler Closing the Technology Gap in Education Awards Program.
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Mayville Alumni Historian
Arlene (Cowles) Hiiter was born at home on a farm near Silverwood in Rich Township, Lapeer County, to Edwin and Ruth Cowles. She has a younger brother, George Cowles. She walked to Seyforth Country school from kindergarten to the eighth grade. She had to go to North Branch High School to take a test before she could graduate from the eighth grade. The 9th and 10th grades, she went to the Silverwood School and the 11th and 12th grades, she went to Mayville High School, the now new and renovated Middle School, graduating in 1942 as Salutatorian of her class, 65 years ago. Arlene Cowles married Delbert B Hiiter in 1942. They lived and worked on a farm near Silverwood. In 1943 their first child, Janet, was born at the Cowles home. Arlene's mother worked for a nurse in Pontiac, so she told the doctor that she could care for Arlene and the baby at home. In 1945, Delbert had to go to the Army. They had to sell their farm, cattle and machinery. Arlene and Janet stayed with her parents. In 1947, their son, Larry, was born. When Delbert got out of the service, they moved to Pontiac, MI, but Arlene didn't like it down there. So in 1949 they moved back to Silverwood. In 1951 they bought their first farm east of Silverwood. A son, Richard, was born in 1955 and a son, Robert in 1958. In the 60's, besides farming, Delbert went to work at a trailer factory in Marlette and then he got into Eaton Manufacturing in Vassar and worked there for 18 years. By this time Arlene and family were doing most of the farming. In 1974, they sold the farm they
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S h i r l e y (Johnson) Hawe was born in Royal Oak, MI to August and Kaarina Johnson. When she was three years old, they moved to the U.P. to the town of Oscar near Houghton. Shirley has one sister and no brothers. The next 12 years she spent moving back and forth from Royal Oak, MI to Oscar, MI. When she was 14, she moved to Phoenix, AZ and there she graduated from high school. After high school, she worked odd jobs when she met and married a Marine. He served most of his time in Korea. They had two children. After three years of marriage, she got a divorce and moved back to Berkley, Michigan. Here she met and married Frederick Hawe. They moved to Fostoria in January 1973. They had six children. Kristina (Hawe) Iseler, Mary (Hawe) Muncy, John F. Hawe, Norman Hawe, Shari (Hawe) Millard, and Larry Hawe. All her children and several grandchildren have attended or graduated from Mayville High School. Shirley is very proud of her family, as her husband Fred, was Asst. Fire Chief and three of her sons are now on the Fostoria Fire Dept. Larry is the present Fire Chief. Two of her grandsons are on the Mayville Fire Department. In 1973, She started driving school bus. She hired in under Mr. Thienes and Mr. Sugden. For the first 10 years her bus routes were in the northern part of the school district and she lived in Fostoria. Then she finally got the Fostoria route. She drove the Kindergarten route for six years and the Tech Center route the last two years before she retired in 1993. Her husband, Fred, passed away with a heart attack in 1998. They were married for 43 years. She likes do gardening and crossword puzzles and was an active with the Vassar Eagles for awhile.
Mary Jane (Parkin) Beach was born January 8, 1937, in Cleveland, Ohio. She moved to Royal Oak, MI with her parents, Charlie & Mary Parkin (deceased) and two sisters Sue & Ellen, in 1948. In 1951 she moved to Clawson where she attended Guardian Angels Catholic School, and later Clawson High School, graduating in 1955. In 1968 she married Don Beach and together moved their two families (seven children), Renee, John, Joni, Kim, Jeff, Natalie and Don, to 80 acres in rural Mayville and lived in a 28 x 8 foot trailer. Tight squeeze. They had no electricity, heat, or running water. The kids were amazing. They eventually built a home on the land and lived there until she retired in 2003. Their son, Shane, was born in 1971. All eight of the children attend Mayville Schools. They were always active in school events, sports, band, choir, proms, banquets, etc. They also owned a business at the corner of M46 & M-24, where she worked nights after school. They were very actively involved with the "new" athletic facility. Fund raisers, parties to raise money, whatever it took to finance it. Along with the Blonde's and the baseball coach, (you know him, Henderson) laid the sod on the infield of the baseball field; (in pouring rain) Don and Lynn Smith (mostly Lynn) installed and fixed the field lights over the football stadium. She became a regular employee at the school in 1977. Originally applying for a position in the high school office, with Mr. Geiger, instead she was hired by Mr. Thienes, the Superintendent. While working in the superintendent's office in multiple positions, confidential secretary, payroll, accts. payable and receivable, Board agendas, "The Triangle" (remember that one?), no computers back then, they mailed over 3,000 copies monthly. She was a crossing guard,
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Mayville Alumni Historian
Welcome Class of 2007
Zachary Dean Aiken, Angel Ann Alatalo, Corey Daniel Anders, William James Atkinson, Amanda Crystal Batoha, Nathanel James Berlin, Preston Todd Berry, William Paul Bessey, Nickolas Alvin Birchmeier, Kristy Lynn Boros, Justin James Brief, Ronald Dean Brooks, Brittni Lynn Brown, Jeremy James Brown, Joshua Alan Brown, Nichole Ann Brown, Ronald James Brown, David Douglas Buggia, Nicholas Daniel Buggia, Courtney Marie Burgess, Jordyn Nicol Burgess, Kaitlyn Danae Burgess, Joseph Michael Burl, Joshua James Buschbacher, Kimberly Ellen Mae Butler, Melissa Danelle Combs, Joseph Walter Craig, Ketan Charles Cummings, Andrew John Davis, Stephanie Rene Davis, Allen Andrew Demerly, Marcie Irene Demott, Justin Michael Diller, Merritt Lloyd Dingus, Scott Michael Dodds, Bradlynn Jeanne Dunham, Justin Harry Elenbaum, Joseph Daniel Elledge, Randy James Elliott, Jessica Lynn Ervin, Craig Charles Ervin II, Teresa Marie Farner, Cynthia Lynn Fox, Melisa Ann Freeland, Olivia Katherine Garlick, Lukas A Gasser -Switzerland #, Christopher Thomas Gauthier, Jammie Renee Gee, Terri Lynn Marie Gildner, Jennica Nicole Graustein, Keythey K Grisham, Jacklyn Renae Hajdo, Jayna Christine Hall, Tiffany Lorraine Hanchett, Mikelle Lynn Harmon, Mary Elizabeth Herington, Nadine Himmeroeder - Germany #, Darwin Phillip Howell, Timothy Scott Johnson, Christopher Ryan Jolly, Garrett Warner Katzinger, Lauren Elizabeth Krzyzanowski, Kendra Marie LaBair, Amber Nicole LaLonde, Kendra Lynn Light, Daniel Robert Long, Daniel Robert Lorenz, Cody Emiel James Lotter, Shane Michael Majors, Kevin Todd Mason, Nancy May McMurray, Kyle Steven Meyer, Dean Edward Miggins, Matthew Paul Miller, Robert Joseph Milot, William Henry Moore, Adam Nicholas Muncy, Danielle Alexa Nelson, Jonathan David Pape, Timothy James Phelps, Megan Marie Plain, Tina Lee Powell, Philip Andrew Proper, Nathan Wayne Ptaszenski, Anthony Joseph Reece, Jordan Timothy Reed, Megan Elizabeth Reed, Christine Ann Marie Rich, Samantha Gale Rizzi, Andrew Scott Rowbotham, Shauna Jean Salcido, Lindsay Alicia Schenk, Travis William Sidaway, Sean Allan Squires, Richelle Marie Stanley, Samantha Grace Stanley, George Joseph III Stauch, Zachary Merle Stone, Stepfanie Anne Stratton, Krystal Marie Teague, Jonathon Ivan TerBush, Richard Tompkins Torrey, Kelly Christine Turek, Laura Andrea Turek, Scott Paul Valentine, Geoffrey Lee VanSickle, Sylvia April Vasko, Joseph Randy Werner, Andrew Thomas Wheatley, Tara Leigh Woloshen. # Exchange Students.
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had for 23 years and built a house across the road in which they lived for 21 more years. With Janet - 1961, Larry - 1966, Richard - 1973 graduated from Mayville Community Schools and Robert, a sophomore in high school, Arlene needed something to do. So in September of 1974, she went to Mr. Thienes to see if she could get a job. He sent her over to see Ron Donath. He put her to work driving school bus. In 1979, she started working in the high school cafeteria plus her bus routes and in 1986 she worked in the Elementary school cafeteria and retired in November of 1989. But she missed driving the school bus so she subbed until 1997. From 1989 to 2004, Arlene and Delbert spent their winters in Florida. In 1995 they built a house in Mayville, moving into it in 1996. Delbert passed away on October 20, 2005. Arlene and Delbert were married for 63 years. Her son, Larry, started driving school bus in 1975 and is still driving. His wife, Jean (Fritz) '65, started working at the school in 1987 and is now a custodian. Son, Robert, started in 1986 and is now head of Maintenance. Son, Richard, lives in North Branch, MI and is a house builder.
Mayville board names Bill Hartzell interim superintendent
Mayville Board of Education has selected veteran educator William C. Hartzell to serve as interim superintendent of schools. Mr. Hartzell replaces Bob Smith who left, Jan 15th, after seven years to become the new superintendent for Elkton-Pigeon-Bayport Schools. Mr. Hartzel has been with Mayville Community Schools for the past 35 years. He currently serves as the district's director of school services and athletic director. He will continue to handle those duties as well as the superintendent's job, with support of staff.
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She has been recognized as an educator who had demonstrated unique skills in energizing students' interests in the fields of science, engineering and technology and has shown success in developing creative lesson plans or projects to inspire students. Patricia is the wife of David McNinch '80.
mail sorter and carrier, was responsible for the census and retaining those records. She also worked in the kitchen as "the sandwich lady" and did accounts regarding, as it was then call, the Hot Lunch Program. She was also responsible for elections and was happy to be involved when a mill age was passed, some years back. She worked for multiple superintendents and interims and it was mostly a wonderful experience. When Mr. Thienes left, he made her a salaried employee, and she attended classes to become a Food Service Director, retaining that title until the end of her employment, as well as an Administrative Assistant. Don & Janie now live in a new house, after selling 78 of their 80 acres, retaining two acres to build a house on the hill with lots of windows and lots of light. The kids are scattered all over. Renee and her husband Brad live in Colorado as do Don and Kim. Joni is in Tonawanda, NY with her son Jordan. Natalie, husband Terry and daughter Madigan; Jeff and his wife Melissa, have 5 children between them, Jeremy and wife Toshia and baby girl Kassidy, Justin, Julia, Jysicca and Chris all in Lapeer; John and daughter Jessica live in Warren and Shane and his wife Lisa, with sons Tyrus and Dawsen are in Alto, outside of Grand Rapids. All toll they have 10 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. They are so blessed.
Thank You, Thank You
to each and everyone of you for your very generous donations to the Scholarship Fund, the Historian Fund and even a couple donations to the general fund. The total amount was $2168.00. This means we don't have to touch the general fund to pay our Scholarship or the cost of having the Historian printed and mailed. God Bless You, Betty (Steele) Harris
SCHOLARSHIP DONATION IN "MEMORY" OF CHARLOTTE (HAMILTON) LUMLEY By ROGER AND BEVERLY (PALMATER) TERBUSH CLASSES OF 1955 AND 1956
HISTORIAN DONATION By ELIZABETH ( RUTLEDGE) LAUWERS CLASS OF 1934
SCHOLARSHIP DONATION By BRUCE AND MARION BEVIER CLASS OF 1946
HISTORIAN DONATION By DONALD AND JACQUELINE PEDERSON CLASS OF 1947
HISTORIAN DONATION IN "MEMORY" OF ANNE (LUCIK) BROWN AND JOYCE (BACON) BYRNES By BETTY (STEELE) HARRIS
HISTORIAN DONATION IN "MEMORY" OF SUE (MAIERS) LOBERG By JEAN (FOX) DORNSIEFER CLASS OF 1956
HISTORIAN DONATION By DUANE AND KATHY (HESCOTT) LINDSAY CLASS OF 1952
SCHOLARSHIP DONATION AND HISTORIAN DONATION By SANDRA (KREGAR) KOVAR CLASS OF 1956
HISTORIAN DONATION IN "MEMORY" OF CHARLOTTE (HAMILTON) LUMLEY By MITCHELL AND KRYSTAL (BODIES) LABAIR CLASSES OF 1976 AND 1977
HISTORIAN DONATION By DR. TODD AND LISA (PAULITCH) HARRIS CLASSES OF 1981 AND 1985
HISTORIAN DONATION IN "MEMORY" OF DUSTIN JARRED WENTA By JOANNE (WENTA) HATCHER CLASS OF 1970
HISTORIAN DONATION IN "MEMORY" OF THOMAS DUNCAN By PATRICK AND CAROLINE DUNCAN CLASS OF 1965
SCHOLARSHIP DONATION By DEFOREST AND MARY IHRKE CLASS OF 1956
HISTORIAN DONATION IN "MEMORY" OF GARY O'NEIL By LEO AND BEVERLY (HARRIS) WEINZIERL CLASS OF 1952
HISTORIAN DONATION By VERN AND JOYCE (SAUNDERS) FOX CLASSES OF 1947 AND 1952
SCHOLARSHIP DONATION AND HISTORIAN DONATION IN "MEMORY" OF BILL SARLES By DOUG AND MARY JO STOUT CLASS OF 1956
HISTORIAN DONATION IN "MEMORY" OF TERRI SUE HARRIS By MAYMIE (SMITH) HARRIS CLASS OF 1956
SCHOLARSHIP DONATION AND HISTORIAN DONATION IN "MEMORY" OF PATRICIA (SEDDON) JONES DAVID SEDDON SHARON K SEDDON By MINA (SEDDON) HALE CLASS OF 1956 MARY (SEDDON) BAIRD CLASS OF 1958 CAROL (SEDDON) SPRAGUE CLASS OF 1961 LULA (MIDDLETON) MARTIN CLASS OF 1934
HISTORIAN DONATION By KEITH AND PEGGY (CALLAHAN) TRAVER CLASS OF 1946
HISTORIAN DONATION IN "MEMORY" OF ANNE (LUCIK) BROWN By LEONARD AND SHIRLEY LUCIK CLASS OF 1956
HISTORIAN DONATION IN "MEMORY" OF HAROLD OXLEY By ALICE (WAITE) OXLEY CLASS OF 1936
SCHOLARSHIP DONATION AND HISTORIAN DONATION By PATTI VOLLWEILER CLASS OF 1981
HISTORIAN DONATION By NANCY (BALDWIN) PUTSEY CLASS OF 1958N
HISTORIAN DONATION By JEAN (BALDWIN) WEIS CLASS OF 1956
HISTORIAN DONATION By ARMAND AND NELLIE (KILMER) CHILDS CLASS OF 1952
SCHOLARSHIP DONATION IN "MEMORY" OF CINDY CLOUTIER By KATELYN GARLICK CLASS OF 2004
SCHOLARSHIP DONATION IN "MEMORY" OF CHARLOTTE (HAMILTON) LUMLEY By MARGARET (HAMILTON) BALLANTYNE CLASS OF 1949
HISTORIAN DONATION By PHYLLIS (SHERK) MOSS CLASS OF 1956 CAROL (MOSS) JONES CLASS OF 1964 GREG MOSS CLASS OF 1966
HISTORIAN DONATION By DOROTHY (IRWIN) WATTS CLASS OF 1952
HISTORIAN DONATION IN "MEMORY" OF BILL SARLES By EARLDA (SARLES) LUCAS CLASS OF 1949
GENERAL FUND DONATION By RICHARD AND MILDRED (WOERN) FOX CLASSES OF 1945 AND 1947
HISTORIAN DONATION IN "MEMORY" OF JOHN MEACHAM By DALE AND ARLENE (GOHS) ROBINSON CLASSES OF 1945N AND 1947
HISTORIAN DONATION By GRACE (SHERK) AUMACK CLASS OF 1931
HISTORIAN DONATION IN "MEMORY" OF ROBERT TENNANT HUSBAND OF PHYLLIS ( WILLITS) `47 By DALE AND ARLENE (GOHS) ROBINSON CLASSES OF 1945N AND 1947
GENERAL FUND DONATION IN "MEMORY" OF RUTH MOYER By MARY M MOYER CLASS OF 1956
HISTORIAN DONATION By MARVIN AND LIZ (TRAUBENKRAUT) LAMBERT CLASS OF 1949
HISTORIAN DONATION IN "MEMORY" OF RICHARD W. SMITH By LLOYD G. SMITH CLASS OF 1960
HISTORIAN DONATION IN "MEMORY" OF TERRI SUE HARRIS By RICHARD AND ROSEMARY HARRIS CLASS OF 1955
HISTORIAN DONATION IN "MEMORY" OF GORDON L EWING By JANE (EWING) MAKSYMOWSKI CLASS OF 1955