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Montmorcncy County Hrst - The World Aticrward MONTMORENCY ii Volume 124, Number 48 One Section Area mineral rights o00mors to moot People with mineral . rights are invited to learn about the next expected- gas and oil development and join a group that will nego- tiate leases on Satur- day, April 20 at Hillman Gommunity Center. PAGE 3 COUNTY New fishing regulations in effect since April 1 To ensure Mich- igan's fisheries re- sources are managed properly and provide the best benefits to anglers and the pub- lic, the Department of Natural Resources an- nually adjusts fishing regulations. For the coming 2013-2014 an- gling year, which started Monday, April 1 PAGE 8 The Great Lakes are steadily shrinking Water levels in Lake Huron and Lake Michigan reached record lows in Janu- ary, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and they are forecast to remain belowlong-term aver- ages. Lakes Michigan, Huron and Superior have been below aver- age for 14 consecutive years, the longest stretch in their history. PAGE 16 Hillman Sportsman Club hosts bow shoot Thiswasthefirstyear the Hillman Sports- men's Club was able to host a bow shoot for the North Huron Ar- chery Association. The bow shoot was made possible in Hillman because of the purchase of new targets. PAGE 16 I of the Week L.ow of lhe Week Chance of fog, rain Satllrdav 16 and snow this week Nght " ..................... MIXED ADC 1 808 03-15-10 88P 33T " SMALL TOWN PAPERS ,,* C005 217 W COTA ST  i.f..% SHELTON WA 98584-2263 :I  ' . ' !Save lilui,l,li,i,illiil,illhhlij, itlil,iI,'i[,hli,ihlllhll[liai , 7 r " . ...... J tlanta, Michigan 49709 Area athletes earn basketball designations by Yvonne Swager Area athletes earning basketball des- Staff reporter ignations indlude Abby Schlicher of Johannesburg-Lewiston who was named second team by the Detroit Free Press. Schlicher was designated first team by the Ski Valley League and earned honorable mention from the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM). Joburg's Brittany Cherwinski and Hannah Huff each earned second team for the Ski Valley League, and Madi- son Showerman received honorable mention. Logan Huff was designated second team by the league, and Jacob Newell and Cole Nagy each earned honorable mention. Hillman's Mason VanPamel was named fifth team by the Detroit Free Press, seventh team by Bank Hoops, first THIS ISTHE LAST year students wikt be able to grve themselves at school salad bursas team by the North Star League and received special new lunch regulations effective for the coming year limit food intake, mention by BCAM. : : Tyler Jones was named sophomore all state from Bank Hoops, and he was designated second team by the School lunch regulations go into full effect next year league. Hunter Fessler and Dylan Ross each eamed hon- arable mention from the league. Hillman's Jensen Tchorzynski was designated first Low-calorie, low fat, healthy foods to be served team all conference and first team all area, and Morgan Hardies was named second team all conference and by Yv0nne $0t The Healthy, Hunger- tempted to leave school campuses for fast second team all area. Staff reporter Free Kids Act will be in food restaurants, and some kids will just InAflanta, Garrett Badgero received allstate honorable full force in school districts next year, and not eat lunch at all. mention by the Detroit Free Press and was also named some kids will not find themselves hun- "It's going to hurt us all. Participation is first team by the league. Jacob Dobbyn and lacob Cham- ger-free. The First Lady, Michelle Obama, going to go down," he said. bers each earned honorable mention from the league. has mandatedlunch limits of 650 calories If participation decreases, he said fund- for elementary students, 700 calories for ing for lunch programs would "also de- and bill a"u'men'-'.l , , middle school students and 850 calories crease. Water sewer for high school students. "It's a great thing to be healthy, but one Cheeses and salad dressings served will of the things the powers that be are not a""rov ''ldl UM li#lll@lel'ka" I pll'On| discussed have to be low fat, and breads and crusts taking into account is this is a business," ! will have to be whole grain. In a press Powers sald. "We're the only department lit V||l|l*lllig O f* ltillman m'nfln release, Obama said certain foods are in the school that has to generate revenue good for the body and for the mind. to pay for our expenditures." "Studies show that, when you eat Many students are inclined to eat salads byYvonneSwapr Council members for the Village of healthy foods like fruits and vegetables, and vegetables, he said, but the days of Stdtrep0aer Hillman agreed to adjust a couple of they can actually help you pay attention buffet-style self-service will soon be over. sewer and water bills because 0fbreaks in the plumbing. in class and do a better job on your home- Vegetables will be measured onto every The matters were discussed at the regular council meet- work and tests," Obama said. plate, regardless of whether a student ing on April 2. The new food limits and regulations the plans to eat them, and Powers said some After one resident noticed she didn't have hot water schools will have to follow are Obama's of the those vegetables, like flesh spinach, and could hear water running, an investigation eventu- method of fighting childhood obesity, but romaine lettuce and squash, are very ex- ally revealed seven breaks in the plumbing that resulted Jeff Powers, food service director in pensive, in a cost increase. The council agreed to adjust the bill Hillrnan, said school lunches are not to "It's not cheap to eat healthy. I'm not based on averages established in the past. blame, goingtobeintheblackagainasfarasIcan Another resident who fixed a water break in January "In my opinion, childhood obesityis not see," Powers said. also experienced an increase in billing. That bill, too, is coming from lunches. Sitting on the sofa The districts are being offered about six being adjusted based on past averages. That resident and playing video games is where child- cents reimbursement per meal for follow- requested the water meter be replaced because of con- hood obesity is coming from," Powers ing the new lunch manddtes, but Powers cerus the meter is not operating properly. said. said, for him, that amounts to about $400 Myron McIntire, council president, said the village has According to Powers, Obama can't con- per month, which doesn't come close to a policy that water meters can be tested at the request of trol what takes place inside the home, so offsetting the cost of the pricier food. residents, but the testing of meters found to be operating she's targeting what happens at school Districtsarestilltransitioningtothenew correctly is paid by the resident making the request. simplybecause she can. However, he said regulations, and many are using up cam- Brenda South, village clerk, estimated the cost of testing the changes in food service are going to modifies that were already in stock. All at $100. have negative repercussions, districts, however, will have to be compli- . In another matter, a man who previously appealed o The calorie intakes are based on weekly ant for the coming school year. Powers the village for permission to erect a trailer for use as a amounts, Powers said, and, if pizza is - said he's been holding off on implement- drive-thru party store would now like to put a trailer in served one day, the lunches on the other ing the new regulations as long as he can. place for use in selling barbecued sandwiches, instead. days would have to be adjusted so the "These are the biggest changes that have McIntireadvisedhimtogetabusinessplantogetherfor weekly calorie count is not exceeded, taken place in school food service in forty presentation to the planning commission. As a result, Powers said some kids will be years," he said. "I told him we needed to know if people were going to eat on the property or just take it and go," McIntire said. In other business: David Post, village manager, is obtaining more infor- -, ..  :  ......  mation about a program that helps businesses imple- :!:'  e ........ ment forms of alternative energy. A company allows businesses to pay a millage in order to cover the costs of equipment used in utilizing alternative energy sources. The Northeast Michigan Council of Governments is exploring the possibility of a "wood industry cluster" in which wood producers would work together to sell wood products outside the region. :: See page 2 ,IIII!!I[IU!IIIJlL!IJI!IIII00 To subscribe to the Tribune, call (989) 785-4214 or stop by our office, next to the post office in Atlanta. ATLANTA NEWS 6-7 I HILLMAN NEWS 8-9 I LEWISTON NEWS 4 I OBITUARIES 13 FUN PAGE5 I ENTERTAINMENT 11 I LEGALS 10 I CLASSIFIEDS 14-15 n,vMpAvpJI ira [o] , I l kv [o]: 1:1 [-i I :i I =ill 1 :oio] ivl