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2A Wednesday, July 24, 2013 The Montmorency County Tribune Looking for family of Cora Ann McKenzJe To the Editor: My daughter was given some artifacts about a woman who grew up in Atlanta. She tried looking up the lady's family over the internet, but was unsuccessful. So she gave them to me in hopes I could return them to her family. The woman's name is Cora Ann McKenzie. Among the few photos in the photo album are Cora's high school diploma dated 1941 and a teacher certificate dated 1942. Cora attended several colleges before graduating from Eastern Michigan University. She taught for over 33 years in Michigan public schools. Cora was married for 33 1/z years to Edwin Kleiss. They had a daughter Sandi and a grandson Sean. (This infor- mation was dated 1982.) Cora came from a large family; she had two sisters and six brothers. Cora obviously treasured these items once. The di- ploma is in immaculate condition, even after 72 years. The same can be said for her teaching certificate. These items should belong to her daughter or grandson. If anyone reading this knows the family, or better yet, is a relative of Cora's, please let me know by contacting me at 9821 Fritz Rd., Atlanta, MI 49709. Both my daughter and myself would be happy to return them. Sincerely, Sharon Dennis, Atlanta Editors note: After receiving this letter, I went through our newspapers from 1941 and found Cora McKenzie's graduation class information. It states that her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Orley McKenzie of Briley Township. Her classmates were Dorothy E. Briley, Gladys A. McMurphy, Joel E. Secrist, Arnold J. Edwards, Olive V. Edwards, GrantJ. Valentine, Edith Mac Wyllys, Daisy Bell Mitchell and Robert L. Boice. If anyone has information on how to contact Cora's family, please contact Sharon Dennis so that the items may be returned. On July 15 at 5:18 a.m. deputies ex- ecuted a traffic stop near Bourn Street on County Road 612 in Lewiston and took a 37-year-old Lewiston man into custody for driv- ing while license expired/sus- pended. He was lodged in the county jail. On July 18 at 12:06 a.m. the possible breaking and entering of a building in Hillman Township on County Road 459 was investigated. At 11:28 a.m. deputies executed a traffic stop on M-32 near Manier Road in Vienna Township and a 23- year-old Co mins man was taken into custody on a charge of operating without insurance. He was lodged in the county jail. At 11:45 a.m. a gas drive off of $102.34 was reported from a gas sta- tion in Vienna Township. The sub- ject left west bound on M-32: infor- mation was forwarded to Otsego County in an attempt to locate the vehicle. No further information is available at this time. On July 19 at4:58 p.m. the Michigan State Police executed a traffic stop on Grant Drive in Lewiston and a 56- year-old Lewiston man was arrested for operating while intoxicated and license suspended. He was lodged in the county jail. At least 9 downed trees were re- ported during a day of strong storms in Montmorency County. Various county agencies and utility compa- nies were dispatched to handle the blocked roads and downed lines. No injuries were reported. On July 20 6:20 a.m. deputies re- sponded to a report of a breaking and entering in progress at a motelin Lewiston. The alleged subjects were located and interviewed. After the reporting person was interviewed, the deputies discovered this incident to be unfounded. At 6:52 a.m. a report of a crash in downtown Lewiston between a pickup truck and a cement truck brought deputies from the breaking and entering investigation to take the crash report. There were no injuries and no spills from the crash. At 7:04 a.m. a customer of a busi- ness in the Village of Hillman found damage to the facility and evidence of a breaking and entering not in progress. Michigan State Police in- vestigated. At 3:03 p.m. a report of trespassing and shots fired brought deputies to investigate on Buttles Road in Albert Township. There were no injuries. The subjects were determined to be shooting safely and legally, but agreed to stop since the neighbors had requested they do so. At 5:30 p.m. deputies executed a traffic stop ofanATVon County Road 459 near North Shore Drive. A 35- year-old Livonia man was arrested on a charge of operating outside his license restrictions. He was lodged in the county jail. At 5:35 p.m. a report of a breaking and entering not in progress brought deputies to investigate at a residence on Valerie Drive in HiUman Town- ship. At 5:48 p.m. deputies executed a traffic stop on M-32 west of Hillman High School. A 25-year-old Laingsburg man was taken into cus- tody for driving without insurance on an expired license. He was lodged in the county jail. At 10:16 p.m. a report of shots fired in Lewiston brought deputies to in- vestigate on County Road 612. They stayed in the area for a bit but heard nothing further. Onluly21 at 3:54 p.m. an open door on a trailer in the Rush Lake Subdivi- sion of Montmorency Township brought deputies to investigate. All was found to be in order and the door was secured. At 7:36 p.m. the Montmorency County Sheriff Department ATV Pa- trol executed a traffic stop on two ATWs on B Tower Road in Briley Township. There were inconsisten- cies with the ATV identification numbers, so they were impounded and towed from the scene. There were no arrests. During this reporting period there were: Alarms: 5 Warrant arrests: 8 Lewiston EMS: 4 Lewiston Fire: 0 Vienna Fire: 1 Tri-Township EMS: 6 Tri-Township Fire: 0 Hillman EMS: 14 Hillman Fire: 0 Canada Creek Fire: 0 Baby Basket is badly in need of boy's clothes in all sizes, infant through 4T, and girls' clothes in sizes 24 month and larger. Also there is a shortage of blankets, quilts, socks (especially larger than infant size), cribs and high chairs. We cannot accept cribs with drop sides. Diapers in sizes 3 and larger are also needed, as are baby wipes. The Baby Basket is located at Atlanta Congregational United Church of Christ and is open Wednesday after- oons from I to 4 p.m. or, in an emergency, you may call Sue at 785-4297 or Carol at 785 -3777. Any family needing children's clothing or supplies is invited to stop by and see what's available. There is also an emergency food pantry, available on a once-a-month basis. ,g Leg tournament to Join the fun at the Elk Country Animal Shelter golf scramble on Sunday, July 28 at the Thunder Bay Golf Resort in Hillman. Shotgtm start at 9 a.m. Includes dinner, greatptizes, raffle items, door prizes and more. If you don't have a foursome, we will hook you up! For more details and to register, please call Thunder Bay Pro Shop at (989) 742-4875. Golf for a great cause by supporting the animals at the Elk Country Animal Shelter! 0 o 0 ht The Michigan State Police, Alpena Post, investigated a commercial breaking and entering, which occurred at the Clear View Car Wash in the Village of Hillman. The incident occurred between the evening of July 19 and the early morning hours of July 20, 2013. Thieves made offwith an estimated $700 in cash, of which $250 was one dollar bills. Any persons with information regarding this incident are requested to contact Trooper Spence Fletcher at the Michi- gan State Police Alpena Post, 989-354-4101 or Gaylord Area Regional Dis- patch at 1-800-824-7053. The Montmaren~ Tr/bune 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 approxLmately 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 not be printed. Letters ~ 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~llnot be accepted. Emailed submissions maybe sent to the following address: 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. Publisher: .............. Bill Pinson Editor: ............ 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