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Erin Gressick and Steve Hintsala, both of Ishpeming, MI, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Paul and Patty Gressick of Hillman. The future groom is the son of Greg and Beth Hintsala of Ishpeming. Erin is a 2006 graduate of HiUman High School and a 2012 graduate of Ferris State University. She is employed as a pharmacist in Marquette. Steve is a 2006 graduate of Westwood High School and a 2010 graduate of Ferris State University. He is em- ployed by Cliffs Natural Resources. The couple will exchange their vows on August 17, 2013 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Ishpeming. LRW OFFICE OF Sbawn CoNes - Osborne PLLC Free Initial Consultation Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Company Formation To schedule an appointment call 231-348-9133 New Health Care Professional Joins Practice Please welcome Trisha DesChamps, FNP, to our team of Health Care Professionals at the Hillman Clinic. To schedule an appointment call 989-742-4583. We participate with Medicare and Medicaid and most Insurance Plans. Offering Quafity Affordable Healthcare Serving the Community Since 1982 15774 State St., Hillman, MI Yvonne Svn r The Village of Hillman will lose about Stuff reporter $2,500 with the change in personal property tax collection. At the regular village council meeting, July 16, David Post, village manager, said people will likely have to continue reporting personal property even after tax collection ceases. According to Post, the stickler is that the tax is being cut at the end of this year so taxes won't be collected next year, but the replacement for the revenue isn't sched- tried to go on a ballot until the end of 2014. As a result, he said it looks like there's a possibility people might get taxed retroactivelyifballot issues don't pass. "I don't understand what they're trying to do," Post said. "We'll see how she shakes out. About another year and a half of this up in the air stuff." On another topic, Brenda South, village clerk, said there is consideration being given to a block party event. She said, last year, her brother hosted a gathering of people and bands, and there is talk ofmovingthe event to a more secluded street for safety purposes. "There are a lot of musicians who want to come and play," South said. Myron McIntire, council president, advised getting permission from residents on the street proposed for the party and putting a plan together for submission to the village council. In other business: Motions passed in favor of accepting the resignation of Peggy Boldrey from the planning commission board and appointing John Post to the planning commission board. The council is still trying to determine what to do with a plow truck that does not have a title. The truck was purchased as surplus from the air base in Oscoda. The tire was supposed to be provided after a certain amount of time, but it was not. The council authorized contracting with the North- east Michigan Council of Governments for $2,000 in order to have the recreation plan updated. An inspection at the airport will take place on Aug. 3. Natasha Achatz, trustee, expressed concerns about the inability to see when turning from the side streets in town because of parked vehicles. People identified as putting garbage in the recycling bins will be contacted and advised to remove the gar- bage. Emerick Park is currently up $942 in revenues com- pared to last year. A motion passed in favor of bidding on new parts for water meters available through the City of Alpena. Wednesday, July 24, 2013 The Montmorency County Tribune 5A by Edith Lennox On Saturday, July 13, Brash Creek Mill sponsored theft fourth annual "Teeing Off for Kids" golf tournament at Thunder Bay Resort in Hillman. The weather was beautiful and the golfers who attended played an 18 hole scramble to benefit children's programs and activities in Montmorency County. There were numerous sponsors for the event. Our vohmteers contacted most of the businesses in the county, members and supporters and anyone who expressed an interest in this program. The response was wonderful and will allow BCM to continue offering funding for child and youth centered activities and programs. This event was originally planned to raise funds for BCM's Children's Christmas Party each December. Through the hard work of our volunteers and the generosity of the businesses and individuals of the entire area, we have been able to expand beyond the party, offering financial help to many children's organizations. Last winter, Brush Creek Mill's Mini Grant program got its start. Applications were sent out to every child or youth based organization in the county of which we were aware. Grants ranging ffom$300 to $500 were awarded to five groups, the Hillman/Wright Library, Tiger Paw Park Summer Program, a Girl Scout Troop in Hillman, the MSU Extension 4-H program in Atlanta and the Boy Scout Troop Camp Fund in Lewiston. It takes the help of so many to make this type of event a success. They include committee members who plan and coordinate the event, the volunteers who solicit donations from businesses, organizations and residents, the golf courses that provide prizes, our gift shop vendors and others who donate raffle items, Thunder Bay Resort and their entire staff, golfers who came to play and those who also worked on the event, the cooks and wait staff who prepared and served the delicious turkey dinner for our theme of "Christmas in July." Thank you all. The Christmas party remains one of our favorite events at Brash Creek Mill and is still the first priority in the schedule of kids activities. The party has grown everyyear from the 40 children the first time to the 180 plus in 2012. As we work on plans for the coming 2013-14 season, we would like to hear from any group interested in applying for one of the mini grants we will offer this year. Programs must be located in Montmorency County but need not be limited to Montmorency County residents. All child centered projects impacting children's lives through education, cul- tural activities, sports or other social programs will be considered. The funds available are limited and the committee's intent is offer help were we feel we can the most good. For more information about this program, call Brush Creek Mill, 742- 2527 or stop in during open hours, TtiesSay through Saturday from noon to 4. If you leave your name and address, an application will be sent to you in the fall. There is a new program at the mill Friday mornings at 9 a.m., a yoga class for school age children. A parent or guardian must accompany children. This is an exercise and fimess class only. [very day that you're outside, you're exposed to dangerous, but invisible, ultraviolet (UV) sunlight. Left unprotected, prolonged exposure to UV radiation can seriously damage the eye, leading to cataracts, skin cancer around the eyelid and ether eye disorders. Protecting your eyes is important to maintaining eye health now and in the future. e s Land, o " INN & RESORT ON BEAUTIFUL FLETCHER POND Bait & Tackle Boats & Motors Restaurant Heated Shanties and Modern Cabins Camp & RV Sites Bar Beer, Wine & Cocktails Dinner Specials, Plus Full Menu ..: 20836 Tc,mi. Rd., Hillman (089) 742-4370 Shield yeur eyes (and yeur family's eyes) from harmful UV rays. War suqlasm with maximum IJV prohctJon. ; J ;k'~;~,: I THEVISlONCOUNCIL DEAD BATTERIES CAN'T SAVE LIVES Change the batteries in your smoke detector at least once a year. LEFT TO RIGHT: Woody Atkinsonl Leonard Moran, Elwood Fox, Marvin Hunt, Bob Tracey, Loraine Becker, Ted Compeau, Ken VanValkenburg, Gladys Bennett, Bob Baur, Geraldine Hubbard, Dennis Sharp, and Wendell Orm. Fourteen classmates from the 1959 Hillman High School class gathered at Carl and Loraine Becker's residence on July 12th for a great time of sharing memories. We enjoyed a cookout and a beautiful afternoon. A total of 22 people were in attendance. ALSO IN ATTENDANCE was Rachel McLaren, pictured above.