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..... Mo.ments mtlme ItlSTORY On Jan. 7, 1789, America's first presidential election is held as voters cast ballots to choose state electors. Only white men who owned prop- erty were allowed to vote. As expected, George Washington won the election and was sworn into office on April 30, 1789. On Jan. 12, 1928 a young pianist from Kiev named V ad m r Horowitz makes his American debut at Carnegie Hall. Sir Thomas Beecham, guest conductor of the New York Philharmonic, was the headliner, but it was the young Russian pianist playing Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 who stole tle show. On Jan. 11, 1937, nearly two weeks into a sit- down strike by General Motors auto workers at the Fisher Body Plant in Flint, Mich., a riot breaks out when police try to prevent the strikers from receiv- ing food deliveries from supporters on the outside. THe melee was later nicknamed the "Battle of the Running Bulls." On Jan. 10, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Lend-Lease program is brought before the U.S. Congress. It gave the chief executive the power to "sell, transfer title to, exchange lease, lend or otherwise dispose of" any military re- sources he deemed in the ultimate interest of the defense of the United States. On Jan. 8, 1962, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Leonardo da Vinci's master- piece, theMona Lisa, is exhibited for the first time in America. The painting is a portrait of the wife of wealthy Florentine citizen Francesco del Gioconda. On Jan. 9, 1972, in HongKong harbor, a fire breaks out aboard the QueenElizabeth, and by the next morning the famous vessel lies in a wreck on the bottom of the sea floor. After being purchased in 1970 by C.W. Tung, a Taiwanese shipp!ng tycoon, the vessel was renamed the beawlse University. On Jan. 13, 1982 an Air Florida Boeing 727 plunges into the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., killing 78 people The plane was forced to wait 45 minutes for clearance after de-icing, and at the end of the runway was able to achieve only a few hundred feet of altitude. (c) 2o12 King Features Synd., Inc News from the Montmorency Conservation District Sirex Woodwasp found in Michigan by Ben Nomkomki Montmorency and Alpena Counties Conservation District Forester. Five years ago in Macomb county Michigan a single sirex woodwasp was found in an insect trap. At that time the popula- tion was limited to that county. Within the next year the popu- lation had spread to a second county in the thumb. After release of biological controls the infestation was contained and con- trolled. This is a success story that shows that timely reporting and control methods can keep some of these invasive species in check. The sirex woodwasp is another import from Europe, which has the potential to affect the pine resource of Michigan as well as other states. Sirexwoodwasp has caused significant mortality of pines in Australia and parts of Africa. There are biological controls to deal with this insect on a large-scale level such as infesting the woodwasp population with parasitic nematodes but the best defense is a healthy forest. In its native environment the sirex woodwasp lays eggs in stressed or dying pine trees and injects a fungus into the tree at the same time The fungus kills the tree and the larvae later feed on the fungus. In the US the sirex woodwasp has been attacking healthy two needled pines. It is uncertain how much damage the woodwasp will cause in Michigan's forests because we have many species of insects that feed on dead and dying trees. They will essentially be competing for the same food source. Managing your forest to keep it from becomingstressed due to overcrowding can reduce or limit the damage that will occur in the case of a woodwasp infestation. The woodwasp prefers a stressed or dying pine tree as its host so limiting the number of stressed trees can reduce the likelihood of an infestation. Lim- iting the number of stressed and dying trees can easily be accomplished by good forest management such as timely thinnings and not planting pines on sites they are poorly suited for. There are many species of wasps in Michigan and many of them are very similar in appearance to the sirex woodwasp, if you are having significant mortality in your pine stands or have questions about keeping your forest healthy give me a call at the Conservation District at 1-989-356-3596 ex 3. If detected before the infestation is widespread this invasive insect can be con- trolled without losing our pine resource on a landscape level. Kimberly leluso Mrs. Kimberly ]eluso, 55, passed away suddenly at her home on Tuesday, Decem- ber 18, 2012. She was bom to Herman and ]ackie Rahn on December 25, 1956 in Bay City, Michigan. She worked as a nursing assistant and a home health aide in the past, but was a stay at home wife for the past eight years. She will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by husband, Joe Jeluso of Lowell; sons, Nicholas McNamar of Lan- sing; James McNamar of Gaylord; grandsons, Austin and Braeden; brothers, Jack (/oyce) Rahn of Germfask; Mike Rahn of Lewiston; Steve (Denise) Rahn of Lewiston; sisters, Connie (Felix) Renkiewicz of Waters; Susan (Larry) Wheelis of Lewiston; and many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles; and first husband, Paul McNamar. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Jackie Rahn; sister, Kristy; brother, Wendell; and grand- daughter, Kala. As were her wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service was held on December 29, 2012 at the Green Funeral Home, Lewiston. Arrangements were entrusted to the Green Funeral Home. Condolence messages can be sent via our website, www.greenfuneralhomes.com. George A. Strebe George A. Strebe of Lewiston, 92, passed away December 15, 2012. He was born on July 17, 1920 in Pontiac to Arthur and Eva Strebe. In November of 1939, George went to work at Pontiac Motor Machine Repair and in 1942 was transferred to the tool room. He proudly served our country as a member of the United States Navy for two years, spending two years in South Pacific at the end of World War II. Upon his comple- tion with the US Navy, he returned to Pontiac and rejoined Pontiac Motor. In 1946, he married Bernice Tharaldson. In 1964, he formed Strebe Manufacturing and spent 1200 hours as a private pilot. George retired January 1, 1976 and m,oved to Lewiston in Sept. of 1977. Up until 2011, George spent winters in Florida. George enjoyed sports and played D,,C,B baseball and loved ice and roller skating, swimming, fishing and spent quite a bit of time playing golf. He was a faithful member of the Lutheran Church, attend- ing Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lewiston and was an assistant member of Faith Lutheran Church in New Port Richey, FL. He was a Life Member of VFW Post #6335 in Lewiston and a Life Member of VFW National Home in Eaton Rapids, MI. He is survived byhis son, Gerald "Jerry" Strebe; and grand- sons, Jason and Matthew Strebe. He is preceded in death by his parents, His loving wife Bernice and his stepson Milton. George's family and friends wish to acknowledge and thank the staff of Hospice Advantage for their care and support during George's final days. Memorial contributions in George's honor may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church through the Nelson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1548 Gaylord, M149734. F0000 2. Chicken sou 4.A00o00 7. Button mush2rooms 8. Chlk peppers ,0.H00 2012 by K Femu. Synelc=tl. c / 1. North Dakota 2. South Dakota 3. Iowa 4. Montana 5. Nebraska 6. Delaware 7. Vermont 8. Alaska 9. Utah 10. New Hampshire Souzc MoneyRatccora 2012 by an9 Featu, SyrinX, Inc. World m resved. 4352879 21 6954 78961 3 967438 853 i 29 1 42576 671 345 328791 594862 6 738 425 1 5 2 674 893 289 546 31 7 o Wednesday, January 2, 2013 The Montmorency County Tribune 11 i00i]- Bernard Frederick Hubert Bernard Frederick Hubert, 89, of Hillman, passed away Saturday Dec. 22, 2012 at home surrounded by his family. Bernard was born in Hillman on April 26, 1923 to the late Fred and Eva (Foumier) Hubert. Following graduation from Hillman High School in 1941, he served with the U.S. Marine Corps from 1943-1946 in the Pacific Theatre. On May 3, 1946, he married Verona Tulecke in Detroit, Michigan, who preceded him in death on May 17, 1971. Together, they moved to Long Beach, California where he worked as an auto mechanic for two years prior to returning to Hillman in 1948. Upon returning home, he continued to work as a carpenter, electrician, furnace installer, owner and opera- tor of a small engine sales and service shop for more than 50 years. On May 3, 1978, he married Hazel Robertson, who preceded him in death on Dec. 21, 2004. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church,V.F.W. Hillman Post 2356, DAV, and the Senior Center. Surviving are two sons; Richard (Pare) Hubert, Gary Hubert; five grandchildren, Chanda, Steve, Aaron, Kari, and Kasey; 12 great-grandchildren; four step-children Cherel (Lee) Chisholm, Bob (Pat) Robertson, Scott (Annette) Robertson, Renee Soik; eight step-grandchildren; Matt, Devon, Jimmy, Nathan, Justin, Chad, Kaflynn, Melissa; six step-great grandchildren; one brother, Claude (Harriet); sister-in-law, Stasia Hubert; and his faithful companion ]oey, a black lab he took to the Dairy Queen. Bernard was preceded in death by two sisters, Barbara Redmond and Loretta Hubert; and four brothers, Cycll, Clare, Vincent, and Clement. Visitation for Mr. Hubert was held at St. Augustine Catho- lic Church on December 26, 2012 with Rev. Rolando Silva Officiating. Military honors were accorded him at the church by Hillman V.F.W. Arrangements were handled by the Bannan Funeral Home. Interment: Holy Cross Cem- etery. Memorials: Hospice of Michigan or Hillman VFW. Maude Ann "Skeeter" Elert Mrs. Maude Ann "Skeeter" Elert, 77 of Atlanta, Michigan passed away at Otsego Memorial Hospital on Dec. 24, 2012. She was born to the late James and Matilda (Crucitt) Lewis in Detroit, Michigan on Nov. 3, 1935. She married husband, Thomas Elert in Detroit on April 23, 1955 and together they raised two children. Ann has resided in Atlanta for the past 16 years, formally of Chesterfield Township. She was a member of the Atlanta Eagles 4077 and past member of the Red Hat Society. She worked as a clerk for Kresge's Department Store and worked as a night auditor for Travel Lodge in Chesterfield before moving to Atlanta. She sold Avon products for many years and was avid in crafts, jewelry, beading, and crocheting. She loved BINGO and was known to all who loved her as "Skeeter." She will be dearly missed by friends and family. She is survived by her loving husband of fifty-seven years, Thomas Elert of Atlanta; daughter, Kimberly (Dennis) Cubbernus of Sterling Heights; son, Thomas Elert of Yale; grandchildren, Stacey (Greg) Kelly; Christina Oared) Bilas; Shannon (Chris) Finley; Tina Elert; great-grandchildren; Abby and Katie Kelly, Jacob Bilas, and Dylan Finley. Maude was preceded in death by her parents, James and Matilda Lewis. Funeral services took place at the Will and Schwarzkoff Funeral Home, 233 N. Gratiot, Mt. Clemens MI on Decem- ber 29, 2012. Interment will be at St. Iohn's Cemetery; Fraser, MI. Arrangements were entrusted to the Green Funeral Home. Condolence messages can be sent via our website, ww.greenflmeralhomes.com. [] 0 G L I- s E S R A C E [] ..... Mo.ments mtlme ItlSTORY On Jan. 7, 1789, America's first presidential election is held as voters cast ballots to choose state electors. Only white men who owned prop- erty were allowed to vote. As expected, George Washington won the election and was sworn into office on April 30, 1789. On Jan. 12, 1928 a young pianist from Kiev named V ad m r Horowitz makes his American debut at Carnegie Hall. Sir Thomas Beecham, guest conductor of the New York Philharmonic, was the headliner, but it was the young Russian pianist playing Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 who stole tle show. On Jan. 11, 1937, nearly two weeks into a sit- down strike by General Motors auto workers at the Fisher Body Plant in Flint, Mich., a riot breaks out when police try to prevent the strikers from receiv- ing food deliveries from supporters on the outside. THe melee was later nicknamed the "Battle of the Running Bulls." On Jan. 10, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Lend-Lease program is brought before the U.S. Congress. It gave the chief executive the power to "sell, transfer title to, exchange lease, lend or otherwise dispose of" any military re- sources he deemed in the ultimate interest of the defense of the United States. On Jan. 8, 1962, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Leonardo da Vinci's master- piece, theMona Lisa, is exhibited for the first time in America. The painting is a portrait of the wife of wealthy Florentine citizen Francesco del Gioconda. On Jan. 9, 1972, in HongKong harbor, a fire breaks out aboard the QueenElizabeth, and by the next morning the famous vessel lies in a wreck on the bottom of the sea floor. After being purchased in 1970 by C.W. Tung, a Taiwanese shipp!ng tycoon, the vessel was renamed the beawlse University. On Jan. 13, 1982 an Air Florida Boeing 727 plunges into the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., killing 78 people The plane was forced to wait 45 minutes for clearance after de-icing, and at the end of the runway was able to achieve only a few hundred feet of altitude. (c) 2o12 King Features Synd., Inc News from the Montmorency Conservation District Sirex Woodwasp found in Michigan by Ben Nomkomki Montmorency and Alpena Counties Conservation District Forester. Five years ago in Macomb county Michigan a single sirex woodwasp was found in an insect trap. At that time the popula- tion was limited to that county. Within the next year the popu- lation had spread to a second county in the thumb. After release of biological controls the infestation was contained and con- trolled. This is a success story that shows that timely reporting and control methods can keep some of these invasive species in check. The sirex woodwasp is another import from Europe, which has the potential to affect the pine resource of Michigan as well as other states. Sirexwoodwasp has caused significant mortality of pines in Australia and parts of Africa. There are biological controls to deal with this insect on a large-scale level such as infesting the woodwasp population with parasitic nematodes but the best defense is a healthy forest. In its native environment the sirex woodwasp lays eggs in stressed or dying pine trees and injects a fungus into the tree at the same time The fungus kills the tree and the larvae later feed on the fungus. In the US the sirex woodwasp has been attacking healthy two needled pines. It is uncertain how much damage the woodwasp will cause in Michigan's forests because we have many species of insects that feed on dead and dying trees. They will essentially be competing for the same food source. Managing your forest to keep it from becomingstressed due to overcrowding can reduce or limit the damage that will occur in the case of a woodwasp infestation. The woodwasp prefers a stressed or dying pine tree as its host so limiting the number of stressed trees can reduce the likelihood of an infestation. Lim- iting the number of stressed and dying trees can easily be accomplished by good forest management such as timely thinnings and not planting pines on sites they are poorly suited for. There are many species of wasps in Michigan and many of them are very similar in appearance to the sirex woodwasp, if you are having significant mortality in your pine stands or have questions about keeping your forest healthy give me a call at the Conservation District at 1-989-356-3596 ex 3. If detected before the infestation is widespread this invasive insect can be con- trolled without losing our pine resource on a landscape level. Kimberly leluso Mrs. Kimberly ]eluso, 55, passed away suddenly at her home on Tuesday, Decem- ber 18, 2012. She was bom to Herman and ]ackie Rahn on December 25, 1956 in Bay City, Michigan. She worked as a nursing assistant and a home health aide in the past, but was a stay at home wife for the past eight years. She will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by husband, Joe Jeluso of Lowell; sons, Nicholas McNamar of Lan- sing; James McNamar of Gaylord; grandsons, Austin and Braeden; brothers, Jack (/oyce) Rahn of Germfask; Mike Rahn of Lewiston; Steve (Denise) Rahn of Lewiston; sisters, Connie (Felix) Renkiewicz of Waters; Susan (Larry) Wheelis of Lewiston; and many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles; and first husband, Paul McNamar. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Jackie Rahn; sister, Kristy; brother, Wendell; and grand- daughter, Kala. As were her wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service was held on December 29, 2012 at the Green Funeral Home, Lewiston. Arrangements were entrusted to the Green Funeral Home. Condolence messages can be sent via our website, www.greenfuneralhomes.com. George A. Strebe George A. Strebe of Lewiston, 92, passed away December 15, 2012. He was born on July 17, 1920 in Pontiac to Arthur and Eva Strebe. In November of 1939, George went to work at Pontiac Motor Machine Repair and in 1942 was transferred to the tool room. He proudly served our country as a member of the United States Navy for two years, spending two years in South Pacific at the end of World War II. Upon his comple- tion with the US Navy, he returned to Pontiac and rejoined Pontiac Motor. In 1946, he married Bernice Tharaldson. In 1964, he formed Strebe Manufacturing and spent 1200 hours as a private pilot. George retired January 1, 1976 and m,oved to Lewiston in Sept. of 1977. Up until 2011, George spent winters in Florida. George enjoyed sports and played D,,C,B baseball and loved ice and roller skating, swimming, fishing and spent quite a bit of time playing golf. He was a faithful member of the Lutheran Church, attend- ing Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lewiston and was an assistant member of Faith Lutheran Church in New Port Richey, FL. He was a Life Member of VFW Post #6335 in Lewiston and a Life Member of VFW National Home in Eaton Rapids, MI. He is survived byhis son, Gerald "Jerry" Strebe; and grand- sons, Jason and Matthew Strebe. He is preceded in death by his parents, His loving wife Bernice and his stepson Milton. George's family and friends wish to acknowledge and thank the staff of Hospice Advantage for their care and support during George's final days. Memorial contributions in George's honor may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church through the Nelson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1548 Gaylord, M149734. F0000 2. Chicken sou 4.A00o00 7. Button mush2rooms 8. Chlk peppers ,0.H00 2012 by K Femu. Synelc=tl. c / 1. North Dakota 2. South Dakota 3. Iowa 4. Montana 5. Nebraska 6. Delaware 7. Vermont 8. Alaska 9. Utah 10. New Hampshire Souzc MoneyRatccora 2012 by an9 Featu, SyrinX, Inc. World m resved. 4352879 21 6954 78961 3 967438 853 i 29 1 42576 671 345 328791 594862 6 738 425 1 5 2 674 893 289 546 31 7 o Wednesday, January 2, 2013 The Montmorency County Tribune 11 i00i]- Bernard Frederick Hubert Bernard Frederick Hubert, 89, of Hillman, passed away Saturday Dec. 22, 2012 at home surrounded by his family. Bernard was born in Hillman on April 26, 1923 to the late Fred and Eva (Foumier) Hubert. Following graduation from Hillman High School in 1941, he served with the U.S. Marine Corps from 1943-1946 in the Pacific Theatre. On May 3, 1946, he married Verona Tulecke in Detroit, Michigan, who preceded him in death on May 17, 1971. Together, they moved to Long Beach, California where he worked as an auto mechanic for two years prior to returning to Hillman in 1948. Upon returning home, he continued to work as a carpenter, electrician, furnace installer, owner and opera- tor of a small engine sales and service shop for more than 50 years. On May 3, 1978, he married Hazel Robertson, who preceded him in death on Dec. 21, 2004. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church,V.F.W. Hillman Post 2356, DAV, and the Senior Center. Surviving are two sons; Richard (Pare) Hubert, Gary Hubert; five grandchildren, Chanda, Steve, Aaron, Kari, and Kasey; 12 great-grandchildren; four step-children Cherel (Lee) Chisholm, Bob (Pat) Robertson, Scott (Annette) Robertson, Renee Soik; eight step-grandchildren; Matt, Devon, Jimmy, Nathan, Justin, Chad, Kaflynn, Melissa; six step-great grandchildren; one brother, Claude (Harriet); sister-in-law, Stasia Hubert; and his faithful companion ]oey, a black lab he took to the Dairy Queen. Bernard was preceded in death by two sisters, Barbara Redmond and Loretta Hubert; and four brothers, Cycll, Clare, Vincent, and Clement. Visitation for Mr. Hubert was held at St. Augustine Catho- lic Church on December 26, 2012 with Rev. Rolando Silva Officiating. Military honors were accorded him at the church by Hillman V.F.W. Arrangements were handled by the Bannan Funeral Home. Interment: Holy Cross Cem- etery. Memorials: Hospice of Michigan or Hillman VFW. Maude Ann "Skeeter" Elert Mrs. Maude Ann "Skeeter" Elert, 77 of Atlanta, Michigan passed away at Otsego Memorial Hospital on Dec. 24, 2012. She was born to the late James and Matilda (Crucitt) Lewis in Detroit, Michigan on Nov. 3, 1935. She married husband, Thomas Elert in Detroit on April 23, 1955 and together they raised two children. Ann has resided in Atlanta for the past 16 years, formally of Chesterfield Township. She was a member of the Atlanta Eagles 4077 and past member of the Red Hat Society. She worked as a clerk for Kresge's Department Store and worked as a night auditor for Travel Lodge in Chesterfield before moving to Atlanta. She sold Avon products for many years and was avid in crafts, jewelry, beading, and crocheting. She loved BINGO and was known to all who loved her as "Skeeter." She will be dearly missed by friends and family. She is survived by her loving husband of fifty-seven years, Thomas Elert of Atlanta; daughter, Kimberly (Dennis) Cubbernus of Sterling Heights; son, Thomas Elert of Yale; grandchildren, Stacey (Greg) Kelly; Christina Oared) Bilas; Shannon (Chris) Finley; Tina Elert; great-grandchildren; Abby and Katie Kelly, Jacob Bilas, and Dylan Finley. Maude was preceded in death by her parents, James and Matilda Lewis. Funeral services took place at the Will and Schwarzkoff Funeral Home, 233 N. Gratiot, Mt. Clemens MI on Decem- ber 29, 2012. Interment will be at St. Iohn's Cemetery; Fraser, MI. Arrangements were entrusted to the Green Funeral Home. Condolence messages can be sent via our website, ww.greenflmeralhomes.com. [] 0 G L I- s E S R A C E []