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4A TIMESHERALD,PORTHURON,MICHIGAN K1 SATURDAY,OCTOBER20,2012 WWW .T HE T IMES H ERALD . COM PortHuron Graham,Kathy, 58,of PortHuron,diedFriday, Oct.19,2012.Sheissur- vivedbyherfather,Don- aldGraham.Visitation willbe7-9p.m.Saturday and2-4and6-8p.m.Sun- dayinPollock-Randall FuneralHome.Services willbeheldat10a.m.on Monday,Oct.22,2012in Pollock-RandallFuneral Home Hudson,Sharon, 70, ofPortHuron,diedTues- day,Oct.16,2012.Sheis survivedbyfourchil- dren,DeborahHoffman, GeraldHudson,Christo- pherHudsonandJenni- ferHudson.Services willbeheldat11a.m. Saturday,Oct.20,2012in OurSaviourLutheran Church.Arrangements byPollockRandallFu- neralHome. Mumford,Margaret, 93,ofPortHuron,died Friday,Oct.19,2012.She issurvivedbyherchil- dren,GaryMumford, BurtonMumford,Ron- aldMumford,Madelyn Damato,andWilliam Mumford.Aservicewill takeplaceat11a.m. MondayintheSmith FamilyFuneralHome- North,1525HancockSt. VisitationwillbeSunday from2-7p.m.andon Mondaybeginningat10 a.m.inthefuneralhome. Attica Waters,Helen 95of Attica,dedThursday, Oct.18,2012.Survived byhersons,NewellWa- tersandThomasWaters. Visitation11:00a.m.-1 p.m.attheMuirBroth- ersFuneralHome,of ImlayCity.Services1 p.m.Monday,Oct.22at thefuneralhome. Thursday,Oct.18,2012. Survivedbyherhus- band,Henry.Visitation 6-9p.m.MondayinPol- lock-RandallFuneral Home.Serviceswillbe at11a.m.Tuesday,Oct. 23,2012inPollock-Ran- dallFuneralHome. Lexington Ciesiolka,Patricia 63, ofLexington,died Thursday,Oct.18,2012. Survivedbyherhusband FrederickGroves.Visi- tation2-4p.m.Sundayat PomeroyFuneralHome, Lexington. MarineCity Campbell,Jerrold, 35, ofMarineCity,diedOct. 16,2012.Survivedbyhis mother,ClaraHeier. ArrangementsbyJowett FuneralHomeat1634 LapeerAve.at17th Street,PortHuron. TheTimesHeraldpublishes deathnoticesfreeofcharge Cadillac Andrews,Helen, 94, ofCadillac,formerlyof PortHuron,died Wednesday,Oct.17,2012. Survivedbychildren, AliceAnnaRawlinand ClaytonDelbert “ Del” Andrews.Funeralser- vicesnoonMonday,Oct. 22,2012inPollock-Ran- dallFuneralHome.Visi- tationonehourpriorto theservice. CassCity Pemberton,Barbara 86,ofCassCitydied Tuesday,Oct.16,2012. Survivedbyherdaugh- ters:PhyllisMillerand PamPemberton.Ser- vices2p.m.Monday, Oct.22,2012inKranz FuneralHome,Cass City.Visitationnoonto2 p.m.Mondayatthefu- neralhome. KimballTownship Koch,Margaret 49,of KimballTownship,died DEATH NOTICES Interchangeimprove- ments,overpassreplace- ment,andupdatedfree- waylightingalsowerein- cludedintheproject. “ Themilestoneisthat thearoundtheclocklane closuresthatkeptittotwo lanesfortwoyearswillbe removed,”saidRobMoro- si,spokesmanforthe MichiganDepartmentof Transportation. Morosisaidintermit- tentlaneclosuresdueto barrierworkandsigns willcontinueuntilaround Thanksgiving. Guestspeakersatthe eventincludedU.S.Rep. CandiceMiller,StateSen. PhilPavlov,StateRep. PaulMuxlow,BlueWater BridgeCanadapresident andchiefexecutiveoffi- cerChuckChrapko,Port HuronMayorPauline Repp,andMDOTchief operationsofficerGreg Johnson. Repphopestheim- provementswillincrease tourismtrafficinPort Huron. “ I’msurethattheresi- dentswillbehappy,” Reppsaid. “ Itopensupa gatewaytoPortHuron andisaplusforthecom- munity.” Pavlovsaidthenew constructionwasaboon notonlyforthecity,but forthecountyaswell. “ ThisturnstheBlue WaterBridgeintoaworld classinternationaltrade corridorandamagnetfor theattractionofeconomic development,”hesaid. ForMiller,thebridge presentedanopportunity forincreasedactivity alongthetradecorridor, andachanceforlocalrec- reation—thankstoa14- footwidenon-motorized paththatwasadded acrosstheBlackRiver. Millersaidtherecon- struction,combinedwith futureprojectssuchas theBlueWaterBridge plazaexpansion,tourist centerandwelcomecen- ter,isaplusforthecom- munity. “ Tourismisstartingto reallytakeoffhere,”she said. “ Allofthecompo- nentsarethere.” PortHuronCityMan- agerBruceBrownsaw thereconstructionasan “ economicshotinthe arm”forthecommunity. “ Thisisawonderful thingforourcityandin- ternationalcommunity,” Brownsaid. “ Frommy standpointthisisjustthe beginning.” TonyKratofil,MDOT metroregionengineer, saidfutureplansforarea reconstructioninclude newwayfindingsignsfor thecity,alocaltourism center,andthecomple- tionoftheHarkerStreet connector. In2014,MDOTwillbe- ginconstructionon bridgesandfreewayon theI-69andI-69business loopfromRangeRoadto 32ndStreet,aswellas constructiononI-94from GriswoldtoLapeerroads. ContactBethLeBlancat(810) 989-6259oreleblanc@gannett .com.FollowheronTwitter @THBethLeBlanc. BRIDGE ContinuedfromPage1A BlueWaterBridgeCanadapresidentandchiefexecutive officerChuckChrapkoandU.S.Rep.CandiceMillertalk duringtheopeningoftheInterstate94/I-69reconstruction projectFridayattheRiversideBoatLaunch.The$90million projectincludesthewideningoftwomilesofI-94andthe replacementoftheBlackRiverbridges. TIMESHERALD O BITUARIES Specialtributespurchasedby familyandfriends Toplaceanobituary: MondaythroughFriday,8a.m.to5p.m. call866-543-6431 SaturdayandSunday2to5p.m. call866-543-6431 SharonE.Hudson PortHuron SharonE.Hudson,70,ofPortHuron, diedunexpectedly,Tuesday,October16, 2012. ShewasbornDecember24,1941inPort HurontothelateJohnandEvelyn Nordgren.ShemarriedAllanHudsonon May11,1963inPortHuron.HediedAugust 8,2010. Mrs.Hudsonwasanaccomplishedorganistandpianist herentirelife.ShewasorganistandDirectorofMusicat OurSaviourLutheranChurchforover50years,whereshe encouragedmanyyoungmusicstudentstodeveloptheirtal- ent.Shealsoplayedpianoforseveralcommunityorganiza- tions,gavepianolessons,andwasveryactiveinlocalcivic theaterprovidingmusicalaccompaniment.Shewillbedear- lymissedbyherfriends,familyandthecommunity. Sheissurvivedbyfourchildren,Deborah(Ted)Hoff- man,Gerald"Bill"Hudson,Christopher(Danielle)Hudson andJenniferHudsonandfiance,DavidCreech;15grandchil- dren;twogreatgrandchildren;abrother,Gerald(Darlene) Nordgren;andseveralniecesandnephews. Shewasprecededindeathbyason,EricAllen;anda granddaughter, Tiffany Hoffman. Visitationwillbe2-4and7-9p.m.FridayinPollock- RandallFuneralHome. Funeralserviceswillbeheldat11 a.m.Saturday,October20,2012inOurSaviourLuther- anChurch. TheReverendDonaldDoerzbacherwilloffici- ate. MemorialcontributionsmaybemadetoOurSaviourLu- theranChurch.Tosendcondolences,visit pollockrandall.com MargaretM.Mumford PortHuron MargaretM.Mumford,age93,diedFri- day,October19,2012inSt.JosephMercy Hospital-PortHuron.ShewasbornMay 7,1919inRogersCity,Michiganandlivedin PortHuronsince1947.ShemarriedFloyd L.MumfordonOctober4,1941inDetroit. ShewasprecededindeathbyFloydon February29,2008.Shewasalsoprecededindeathbya grandson,JeremiahJ.Mumford.MargaretworkedasaReg- isteredNurseatPortHuronHospital,andlateratSt.Joseph MercyHospital,wheresheretiredin1984.Shewasalong- timememberofRossBibleChurch.Sheandherhusband enjoyedwatchingthefreightersontheSt.ClairRiver. Sheissurvivedbyherchildren,Gary(Bonnie)Mumford, Burton(Carol)Mumford,Ronald(Cheri)Mumford,Made- lyn(Daniel)Damato,andWilliam(Cathy)Mumford,7 grandchildren,8great-grandchildren,and2sisters,Virginia Driscoll and Delphine Gatske. Afuneralservicewilltakeplaceat11a.m.Mondayin theSmithFamilyFuneralHome-North,1525Hancock Street withPastorJ.RandallWithenshawofficiating.Burial willfollowinLakesideCemetery.VisitationwillbeSunday from2-7PMandonMondaybeginningat10AMinthefu- neralhome.MemorialsmaybemadetoRossBibleChurch ortheSt.JosephMercyHospitalFoundation. www.smithfamilyfuneralhome.com . LANSING— Dozensof recruitsgraduatingFri- daytofull-fledgedtroop- erswillgiveamuch-need- edboosttotheranksof theMichiganStatePolice, whichisatitsloweststaff- inglevelsincethelate 1960s. The78recruitswho graduatedinLansingwill pushthecountto965 troopersat29posts acrossthestate.Thehigh pointforMichiganState Policetrooperemploy- mentwas1,344in2001. Thelastpersonnel count,doneonSept.1, showed887troopers,the lowesttotalinmorethan 40years,spokeswoman TiffanyBrownsaidFri- day. Thisisthefirstoftwo trooperschoolsfundedby Gov.RickSnyder’spublic safetyplan,whichthe first-termgovernorde- tailedinMarch.Snyder, scheduledtobethekey- notespeakerduringFri- day’sgraduationceremo- nyattheLansingCenter, proposed$15millionfor thetwoschoolstogradu- ate180newrecruits. Thenexttrooper schoolistobeginlaterthis month.Thelastbatchof newtroopersgraduated inMaylastyear. Someofthenewtroop- erswillbesenttoornear Flint,Detroit,Saginaw andPontiac,which,ac- cordingto2010datacom- piledbytheFBI,are amongthetop10U.S.cit- iesofmorethan50,000 withtheworstviolent crimerates. Flintreceived15trans- fersandwillgetfivenew recruitsfromFriday’s graduation.Saginawis coveredbywhatisknown astheTri-CitiesPost, whileDetroitandPontiac arehandledbywhatis calledtheMetroPost. Theincreaseintrooper numberscomesatatime whenmanyMichigan communitieshavebeen losinglawenforcement officers. Therewere18,784law enforcementofficerslast month,downfrom22,488 in2001,accordingtothe MichiganCommissionon LawEnforcementStan- dards. Statetrooperschoolgraduates78 AssociatedPress Statemeningitis deathsrisetosix LANSING— Officials haveaddedanotherMich- igandeathtothenational meningitisoutbreak. AtleastsixMichigan residentshavedied amongthe49stricken withfungalmeningitis. Thelatestisa79-year-old womanfromOakland County.Theillnesshas beenlinkedtocontaminat- edsteroidsmadeatan EastCoastpharmacyand shippedtoahandfulof Michiganclinics. TheMichiganDepart- mentofCommunity Healthsaidtherehave beenfourabscessesanda jointinfection,inaddition tothemeningitiscases. Themostimportant factordeterminingwho getssickseemstobehow muchfunguswascontam- inatingavialofmedica- tion.Thesteroidswerein- jectedtorelievebackand neckpain. Flintschools investigatebullying FLINT— Schooloffi- cialsinFlintareinvesti- gatingaclaimthatanau- tisticninth-graderwasas- saultedbyotherstudents whenherefusedtotakea marijuanablunt. CandiceFostertold MLive.comforastoryFri- daytheattackoccurred Wednesdayafterher15- year-oldsonMicheal Boutchermissedthebus homefromFlintNorthern HighSchool. Boutcherhasbeendi- agnosedwithAsperger syndromeandattention deficithyperactivitydis- order.Boutchersaidhe askedotherstudentshow togethome. Oneofferedhimthe marijuana.WhenBoutch- errefused,twoboysbe- gantohithim. Amanlivingnearby cametohisaidanddrove Boutcherhome. Fostersaidhersonat- tendsFlintNorthernbe- causeSouthwesternHigh Schooldoesn’tofferhis special-needsclasses. Still,shesaidhewillnow attendSouthwestern. Manchargedwith poachingdeer OWOSSOTWP.— A51- year-oldMichiganman faceschargesrelatedto poachingdeerandturkey. TheShiawasseeCoun- tysheriff’sofficesaidBri- anBirchmeierwasar- raignedFridayon125mis- demeanorcounts. BirchmeierofOwosso Townshipischargedwith 115countsoftakingorpos- sessingdeeroverthelegal limitandsevencountsof takingturkeywithouta permit. Healsoischargedwith illegalbaiting. Astateconservationof- ficerfoundanumberof antlersandillegalbait pilesearlierthismonthat Birchmeier’shome,about 70milesnorthwestofDe- troit. Morethan170antlers, aswellasshoulder mounts,crossbowsand turkeybeardswere seized. Birchmeiercouldface morethan$120,000inre- imbursementpayments andupto90daysinjail. TheAssociatedPress couldnotreachBirch- meierFridayforcom- ment. Anglercatches recordmuskellunge LANSING— TheMichi- ganDepartmentofNatu- ralResourcessaidarec- ord-settingmuskellunge hasbeencaughtinAntrim County. TheDNRsaidFriday thatJosephSeebergerof Portagelandedthefish Oct.13onLakeBellaire. Themuskieweighed58 pounds,was59incheslong andhadagirthof29inch- es. Staterecordsforfish arebasedonweight. Thepreviousrecord washeldbyKyleAnder- sonofRapidCity.In2009, hecaughtamuskellunge onTorchLakeinAntrim Countythatweighed50.5 pounds. Seeberger’srecord catchwasverifiedbya DNRfisheriesbiologistat theCharlevoixFisheries ResearchStationanda DNRconservationofficer. Minnesotaman convictedinslaying MOUNTCLEMENS— A Minnesotamanhasbeen foundguiltyoffirst-de- greemurderintheslaying ofhis20-year-oldstep- daughter. TheMacombDailyre- portsaMacombCounty CircuitCourtjuryin MountClemensdeliberat- edabout30minutesFri- daybeforereachingits verdictagainst47-year- oldRahimAlfetlawi. JessicaMokdadwas slainApril30,2011ather grandmother’shomein Warren,northofDetroit. Adefenseattorneyhad saidMokdadaccidentally wasshotduringastruggle withAlfetlawioveragun. SomejurorstoldThe MacombDailytheydisre- gardedtheclaim. Authoritieshadsaid Mokdad’sbiologicalfa- therwastargeted. Theypreviouslyhad saidAlfetlawiwasangry becauseMokdadleft homeandwasn’tfollowing Islam. AlfetlawiofCoonRap- idsfaceslifeinprison withoutparolewhenhe’s sentenced. Schoolofficer shootsintruder DETROIT— TheDetroit schooldistrictsaidanoff- dutycampusofficerhas shotamanwhobrokeinto hismother’shomeinthe city. AccordingtoDetroit PublicSchoolsspokesman SteveWasko,theshooting happenedaround6a.m. Fridayaftertheofficerre- ceivedacallaboutapossi- bleintruderatthehomein southwestDetroit. Waskosaidtheofficer sawindicationsofabreak- inatthehousewhenhear- rivedandconfrontedthe intruder,whowasshot once. DPSsaidtheintruder waslistedintemporary seriousconditionatahos- pital. Nootherinjurieswere reported. Waskosaidtheofficer willbeplacedonpaidad- ministrativeleavepend- ingtheoutcomeofthein- vestigation. —Fromwirereports STATE DETROIT— ElaineJer- ryarrivedatHanleyField AirportinMunisingwith asuitcaseintowandsun- glassesontoprotecther eyesfromthebrightsun. Jerry,58,steppedinto asingle-engineplanewith afour-personcarryingca- pacity.Itwasparkednext totheairportoffice. Thedoorshut,thepro- pellerstartedandthe planebeganmovingdown the4,000-footgrassrun- way. “ Thisismyfavorite part,”Jerrysaidasthe planeliftedintotheair. TheDetroitnative, whomovedtotheUpper Peninsula18yearsago, neededtogettoAnnAr- bortohavesurgeryonher righteye.Sheisgoing blindfrompanuveitis, whichcausedinflamma- tioninhereyesandcata- ractstodevelop. “ Wehavenospecialist intheUpperPeninsula,” shesaid. “ There’snoone intheareathatcanhelp withwhatIhave.” Gettingtoandfrom Munising—population 2,355—canbetime-con- sumingandexpensive,es- peciallywhendriving isn’tanoption. Volunteerpilotssuch asRichardLawrence makeitpossibleforJerry andothersinsimilarfi- nancialandgeographic situationstogetwhere theyneedtogoforspe- cializedmedicaltreat- ment. Dozensoforganiza- tionsnationwide—sever- alofthembasedinMichi- gan—coordinatethou- sandsofflightsforpeople inneedeachyear. In2011,pilotsflew roughly46,100volunteer missionsinall50states, accordingtostatistics compiledfortheAirCare Alliance,whichismade upofagroupoforganiza- tionsthatprovidecharita- bleflights.Manyofthose arecountedasmultiple missionsbecausetheyin- volvelegsofthesame trip,withpilotstaking turnsflyingpartofthe way. Themajorityofthe flights—pilotedby18,700 volunteers—werefor medicalreasons. Pilotsusetheirown planestoflypeopleto medicalfacilitieshun- dredsofmilesaway,and therideisfreeforthepas- senger. “ They’renotgoingbe- causeit’sfun,”Lawrence said. “ They’regoingbe- causeit’sacriticalele- mentofgettingthetreat- ment.” Jerrygaveupdriving onhighwaysaboutfour yearsagobecauseofher poorvision. Shedoesn’thavechil- dren,andherhusband, parentsandbrotherhave alldied,soshedoesn’t haveanyonetotakeheron the400-mile,nearlysev- en-hourdrive.Acommer- cialflight—withtickets oftenpricedat$600or morefromanearbyair- port—isn’tanoption. Lawrence,71,picked JerryupatMunising’sair- port,offtheshoreofLake SuperiorandnearPic- turedRocksNational Lakeshore,andflewher totheLivingstonCounty SpencerJ.HardyAirport inHowell—atripthat tookabouttwohours. AfterarrivinginHow- ell,Jerrywaspickedup byafriendandwenttothe UniversityofMichigan KelloggEyeCenterfor cataractsurgery. Patientsgetfreeflightstocare ByElishaAnderson DetroitFreePress

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