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2 Wednesday, October 16, 2013 The Montmorency County Tribune on our To the Editor: I hope Americans will always remember who was Presi- dent, and all those in his administration when they closed the WW2 Memorial in DC while its veterans waited to enter. All of the Normandy Invasion veterans that trav- eled to France to visit the NormandyAmerican Cemetery and Memorial found it closed too, just so our President and his administration could stubbornly not allow the House to keep those sites open. Shame! Shame! Shame! Being a WW2 and Korean War vet, I, and all veterans should be totally ashamed and disgusted with this gov- ernments leadership. Perhaps flour President had experienced some time in the military defending this country he would feel differ- ently. Dave LeBarre, Hillman You c.an't shake us, but we've got the info you need. To get your free Consumer Information Catalog filled with federal booklets on all sorts of family and financial matters, just visit pueblo.gsa.gov, call 1 (888) 8 PUEBLO, or write: Trusted Source, Pueblo, CO 81009. CO. Your trusted source. A public service message from the U.S. Gen~ Administration. On October 7 at 1:17 p.m. the sheriff's office was asked to investi- gate the theft of potted plants from a residence on Petfinger Road in At- lanta. At 2:50 p.m. the Michigan State Po- lice executed a traffic stop on M-32 near County Road 491 in Vienna Township. The Trooper called for backup when it became apparent that the driver had a concealed fire- arm, which he would not relinquish. Another Trooper arrived and the 24- year-old Southgate man was taken into custody on felony firearms charges and lodged in the county jail. At 4:41 p.m. two 911 callers reported a crash at a gas station in Lewiston. County deputies and the Michigan State Police arrived to find that a ve- hicle had crashed into the building. No injuries were reported. At 6:37 p.m. multiple 911 calls re- ported a one vehicle rollover crash in the ditch along Pleasant Valley Road near the Thunder Bay River bridge in HillmanTownship. HillmanFire and EMS were dispatched along with county deputies. The four occu- pants, all from Hillman, were treated and released at the scene without transport. Speed was determined to be a factor and a citation was issued to the driver. On October 8 at 11:45 a.m. Hillman Fire and deputies were called to a residence on Ball Road in Rust Town- ship upon a report of subjects there burning household items. All re- sponders were clear by 12:54 p.m. without report of injury or damage. At 3:03 p.m. deputies executed a traffic stop on County Road 612 near Bay Street in Lewiston. A 47-year-old Lewiston man was arrested for oper- ating while license suspended. He was lodged in the county jail. On October 9 at 10:44 a.m. a report of a bullet entering a residence through a window on Carter Road in Rust Township was investigated. At 6:28 p.m. a Thunder Bay Trans- portation bus reported being hit by a paintbaU on M-33 two miles south of M -32. The shot was fired from apass- ing car. No one was injured. On October 11 at 10:42 a.m. depu- ties executed a traffic stop on West Street in Atlanta. A 42-year-old At- lanta man was arrested on a charge of operating without insurance. He was lodged in the county jail. At 7:24 p.m. a report of a breaking and entering of a cabin on Home- stead Trail in Rust Township was investigated. At 8:27 p.m. deputies were called to a reside .nce on Pine Street in the Wfl- lage of Hillman to intervene in a do- mestic assault. A 45-year-old Hillman man was arrested for do- mestic violence and lodged in the county jail. Alcohol was a factor. At 8:39 p.m. deputies were asked to intervene yet again in an ongoing neighbor dispute on M-32 just west of Atlanta. On October 12 at 1:12 p.m. deputies executed a traffic stop on County Road 612 near Buttles Road in Lewiston. A 24-year-old Lewiston manwas arrested for operatingwhile license suspended, possession of marijuana and an open Mont- morency County warrant. He was lodged in the county jail. At 2:12 p.m. deputies took yet an- other report in the ongoing neighbor dispute on M-32 just west of Atlanta. During this reporting period there were: • Alarms: 6 • Animal Control: 6 • Warrant arrests: 17 • Lewiston EMS: 2 • Lewiston Fire: 0 • Vienna Fire: 0 • Tri-Township EMS: 6 • Tri-Township Fire: 0 • HiUman EMS: 7 • Hillman Fire: 1 • Canada Creek Fire: 0 Michigan conservation officers safety when using a tree stand As hunters head to the woods for the archery deer season, Michigan conservation officers are stressing safety for those hunting from tree stands or elevated platforms. "Tree stands are popular with many hunters who want an increased advantage, but improper use of them can result in injuries and death," said Sgt. Tom Wanless, Hunter Education Program supervisor for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. "We always stress safety when using a tree stand or raised platform." The important things to remember when using a tree stand for hunting are: • Buy a safe and comfortable stand and harness that's right for you. Safe and reliable equipment reduces your chance of injury. • Carefully read all instructions and warnings provided with your stand. • Practice setting up your stand and safety equipment at ground level first. Use all recommended safety straps and pins to secure the stand. • Wear the safety harness at all times when climbing, hunting and descending. • Choose a harness with a quick-release system that will hold you right-side-up and not restrict your breathing should you fall. • Maintain your equipment-lookforwear, stress points and loose fasteners. Fix or replace worn equipment im- mediately. • Choose as straight a tree as possible, and watch for dead, overhanging limbs and rotten wood. • Use extra care when hunting from a smooth-barked tree (such as aspen, maple, hickory and beech) because if it rains, they get slippery. • Use extra care when hunting from a frozen tree. Avoid using elevated stands when it's icy. • Always use a haul rope to bring gear, firearm or bow to and from the ground. • Always unload your gun before hauling. • If hauling a bow, tie your line to the top limb of the bow when climbing and the bottom when descending to avoid snagging mows in tree branches. • Be extra alert when climbing or descending from the stand. These are when most tree-stand accidents occur. For more information on hunting regulations and safe use of equipment, check the 2013 hunting digests. Continued from page 1 from the lagoons which increased as the result ofrainfaU. • Lyle VanWormer, board chair, said he would like the landfill to stop giving away gravel. The landfill currently charges $25 a scoop for loading the gravel and 25 cents per ton as the gravel crosses the scales. • The board voted in favor of paying the county $2,500 as fiduciary instead of the $5,000 that was previously paid. The landfill recently took over the responsibility of making deposits om behalf of the landfill. • According to Cumningham, next year's revenues are solid and county allocations might increase to $100,000. • The Department of Environmental Quality issued a letter of approval regarding an amendment to the solid waste management plan to include gasification. Policy The Montmorency Tribune welcomes public comment in its Letters to the Editor sec- tion. The views and opinions expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of this publication. Letters to the Editor must be approximately 400 words or less and must contain the authors name, city, state, and a daytime phone number where the author may be con- tacted. Your phone number will not be printed. Letters will be published as space is available and if we determine that the content is potentially interesting to our readers, is timely and whether similar letters have been previously published. The Montmorency Tribune reserves the right to edit and allow for length, grammar and clarity. We reserve the right to refuse any letter. The Tribune will NOT pub- lish: Unsigned letters, form letters, letters attacking a pri- vate individual or business, thank-you notes or letters pertaining to political candi- dates. Letters for or against ballot proposals are welcome. Photocopied and faxed sub- missions will not be accepted. Emailed submissions may be sent to the following address: edito~montmorencytribune.com. Letters must be received by noon Friday, to be considered for the next weeks paper. Established in 1886 Published by the Montmorency Press, Inc. (ISSN: 1070-7603) (USPS No. 361-680) The Montmorency County Tribune is published 52 weeks a year, on Wednesday, and is the legal newspaper for Montmorency County, MI and mailed under peridocial postage privileges at Atlanta, MI. Postmaster: Send address changes to Montmorency County Tribune, PO Box 186, Atlanta, MI 49709. 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