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Alverson appointed Handy Township Supervisor PDF Print E-mail

By Steve Horton

The Handy Township Board, at a special meeting last Monday, Jan. 5, interviewed and then appointed Ed Alverson as the new supervisor. He replaces Dr. Henry Vaupel, who resigned the position in late December to assume his new office as the state representative for the 47th House District.

Alverson is no stranger to the office, or its duties. He served as the Handy supervisor from 1980-1992. Prior to that he served for four years as the township clerk; first being elected to office in 1976.

The new supervisor was also the superintendent of the Fowlerville Community Schools from February 2000 to May 2009, and was the high school principal from 1986 to 1999. Before that he was a Social Studies teacher at Fowlerville High School.


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A Christmas Eve Message PDF Print E-mail

Column by Steve Horton

DECEMBER 24TH. EARLY MORNING. The white lights on the Christmas tree illuminate the darkened room. Underneath the tree’s branches lay the wrapped gifts. Not a creature is stirring in our household, except me. I drink my coffee as I prepare the list of ‘things to do’ for the coming day….

IT’LL BE A SHORT DAY OF WORK due to the holiday. I do not anticipate much business activity. By mid-afternoon we’ll have sent the finished newspaper pages, via e-mail, to the printer. On Friday, the weekly edition of the Fowlerville News & Views will be printed. We’ll drive over, pick up the bundles, and head home. On Saturday and Sunday, the copies will be delivered to area homes, businesses, and other locations…

OTHER THAN TAKING TIME OFF TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS, it’s a typical routine for a typical week. But this edition is special; it marks the completion of 30 years since the first issue came out in early January of 1985. In an individual lifetime, that’s a fair distance. There’s a lot to look back and recollect, which we’ll attempt in next week’s paper…

Fowlerville manager gives update on two "unsafe" structures PDF Print E-mail

By Steve Horton

The Village of Fowlerville has taken legal action on  two buildings deemed as “unsafe structures,” but a final solution may take a long time and may not necessarily have a satisfactory outcome. That’s the message from Fowlerville Village Manager Kathryn Arledge when asked for a status report on the issue.

At the last council meeting, held on Dec. 29, Jerry Bergin (a village resident) sought information on what was happening with the house at 305 Church Street. He had appeared at a previous meeting, urging that action be taken. “It needs to be fixed up or tore down,” Bergin said during the ‘Call to the Public’ at the start of the meeting. “It’s in sad shape. I’ve remodeled several houses and this one needs everything. It really should be torn down.”


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Maurice Kingsley Remembered PDF Print E-mail

Maurice A. Kingsley, age 83, a lifelong resident of Fowlerville, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011. A devoted farmer all his life, he was also active in the community.

That community activity consisted mainly of being supervisor of Conway Township for nearly 32 years. He was appointed to the position on April 10, 1967 and presided at his final meeting in February of 1999.

He grew up on the family farm on Nicholson Road that his grandfather had bought in 1888.  Later, in 1950, he and his wife Wilma purchased a 120-acre farm just north of where his parents lived. He remained there the rest of his life. Like many other dairy farmers of that period, those who chose to stay in the business, he began to slowly enlarge his herd, purchase additional acreage, and modernize the milking facility and production equipment.

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