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Battle Creek, Michigan
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2A FOR THE RECORD I i Union By Michele Morin Staff Writer r UNION CITY A $5.5 million sanitary jr sewer project starting this summer will j propel Union City into the next century, .j bt not without pain, village officials and jj residents predict. ij &The work, paid for by a federal Farmers ' j! Home Administration grant and low-inter-j st loan, will result in an updated sewer S $stem serving virtually the entire village ; j sjid some homes outside its boundaries. ! (HjlLess than a third of the residential prop-fcrties are hooked into the current system, j p&d Village President William Stewart. Obituaries Beverly A. Beard Battle Creek l Beverly Ann Beard, 46, of Battle Preek, died Moday, March 8, 1993, jn Battle Creek Health SystemCommunity Site. ; i 'She was born July 29, 1947, in Bat-tJp-Creek to Sgt. John F. and Ger-frude L. (Comwell) Beard. She was a waitress for more than 3b2 years at Te-khi Truck Stop and Restaurant She enjoyed horses, crocheting, traveling, dining out, swimming and sunbathing. Surviving are her mother, Gertrude Beard of Battle Creek; daughters, Sherri Vroman, Paula West-worth and Trudy Smock of Battle Creek; a sister, Valerie Thurman of Batle Creek; two grandsons; a niece and a nephew. r-tier father died in 1989. Burial: Interment of ashes at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hicks Cemetery with the Rev. Delmer Case officiating. - Memorials: Visiting Nurse Services. Arrangements: Royal Funeral Home, Victor Booher Battle Creek i j Victor Booher, 90, of Battle Creek i and formerly of Woodland, died Sat urday, May 7, 1994, in Riverside Manor Nursing Home, where he had been a patient for 10 days. He was born Sept. 4, 1903, in Woodland to Alfred and Irene (Brumbaugh) Booher. He was a graduate of Woodland High School ; Mr. Booher farmed most of his life in the Woodland area. He also worked ! for other area farmers and for the j sexton of Woodland Cemetery, ii Surviving are a sister-in-law, Mall bel Booher of Vermontville; nephews, I; 'Vernon, Kerwin and Derwood Book-i er; seven grandnieces and grand-!j nephews, and four great-grand-nephews. He was preceded in death by a 3siater, Iva DeCamp, and a brother, Russell Booher. :ts I. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. today at Koops -ofuneral Chapel, Lake Odessa. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at the fu-,,-jneral home with the Rev. George Speas officiating. Burial: Fuller Cemetery. -Memorials: Kilpatric United Brethern Church Building Fund. Lora J. Cantrell f TBattle Creek hyv. Lora Janet Cantrell, 52, of Battle Id Creek, -died Saturday, May 7, 1994, -vat home. Arrangements are pending at Richard A. Henry Funeral Home. harlene M. Cuyler Battle Creek Charlene May (Austin) Cuyler, 48, of Battle Creek, died Saturday, May 7, 1994, in Calhoun County Medical Care Facility after a long illness. She was born Nov. 24, 1945, in Kalamazoo to Cleon and Winifred (Scott) Austin. She was a 1964 grduate of Lakeview High School and a-Efelong resident of this area. Mrs. Cuyler had been employed 15' years in breakfast and lunch programs in the Battle Creek Public Schools. She was a member of the -First Church of the Nazarene and was involved in its bus ministry. She married Pual E. Cuyler on Oct. 24, 1964, in Battle Creek. He survives. Also surviving are a son, Timothy P. Cuyler of Williamston, S.C.; a daughter, Patricia A. Miller of Union City; sisters, Janiel Esmeralda of La-Quinta, Calif., Vemadeane Coffman Herman of Union City, Annette Hal-sey of Vicksburg and Rita Rowman of New Jersey. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Michael A. Cuyler, in 1967 and an infant brother. Visitation: After 6 p.m. Monday at Richard A. Henry Funeral Home, where the family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, the Rev. Todd Pierce officiating. Enbombment: Memorial Park Mausoleum. Memorials: Calhoun County Medical Care Facility. City braces for village-wide sewer Construction crews will City streets in early July, more than four years after plans were started, said David A. Austin, an engineer with W.W. Engineering and Science Inc, Grand Rapids. The system is to be completed in fall 1995. Austin and Village Superintendent Jim Spencer are to open bids for the "general contracting work on Wednesday. Austin expects recommendations for bid awards within a few weeks. . Stewart said the council likely will call a special meeting to approve bid awards. Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Farmers Home Adminis-tration then must approve the plans. More obit information. 7D Maurice E. Ford Delton Maurice Edwin Ford, 81, of 606 S. Grove St, Delton, died Friday, May 6, 1994, at home. He was born June 7, 1912, at the family farm on Hickory Road to Earl and Inez (Searles) Ford. Mr. Ford worked for several years at the W.K. Kellogg summer home on Gull Lake. He later worked at American Marsh Pump Co. in Battle Creek and Lansing. He retired from Delton-Kellogg Schools, where he had been a bus driver and custodian for 15 years. He had lived at his present address for two years, and previously more than 50 years on Leinaar Road. He loved flower gardening, watching and feeding firds, woodworking and needlepoint He married the former Hannah C. Jones on Sept 29, 1934. She survives. Also surving are a daughter, Ruth A. Hamilton of Nashville; a son, Rus-sel Ford of Hickory Corners; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sisters, Thelma Greer of Battle Creek and Eloise Potter of Augusta, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Wilma Armstrong. Visitation: 5 to 9 p.m. today at Williams Funeral Home, Delton. Services: 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. James Noggle officiating. Burial: East Hickory Corners Ceme- tery. Memorials: Delton Ambulance, Del-ton District Library or Bernard Museum. Kenneth C. Hurless Hastings ' Kenneth C. Hurless, 89, of 2300 Hammond Road, Hastings, died Friday, May 6, 1994, in Tendercarej Hastings. He was bom May 6, 1905, in Van Wert County, Ohio, to Oscar and Sadie (Myers) Hurless and came to the Hastings area in 1917. He graduated from Hastings High School in 1924. Mr. Hurless farmed in Barry County's Irving Township since 1927. He also worked for a brief time at Hastings Manufacturing Co. He attended Hastings Grace Wesleyan Church. He married the former Hazel H. Kaiser on Dec. 24, 1924. She survives. Also surviving are sons, Keith Hurless, Doyt Hurless, Gerald Hurless and Kenneth Hurless Jr. of Hastings; 15 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Othal Hurless, and sisters, Ruth West and Bessie Hurless. Visitation: 3 to 7 p.m. today at Wren Funeral Home, Hastings. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, the Revs. Al Yates and George Stevenson officiating. Burial: Irving Township Cemetery. Memorials: Charity of one's choice. Nelson F. Kelsey Corpus Christi, Texas Nelson F. Kelsey, 96, of Corpus Christi, Texas, and formerly of Battle Creek, died Saturday, May 7, 1994, at his home after a long illness. He was born Jan. 2, 1898, in Elmi-ra, N.Y., to Frank E. and Mary E. (Van Middlesworth) Kelsey. He was brought up in Battle Creek, where he attended school Mr. Kelsey worked for eight years for Montgomery Ward and 38 years for Sears Roebuck & Co. as a store manager. He was store manager in Battle Creek in 1930. He had been employed by Sears in various cities, including Staten Island, N.Y. in 1937-59. While in Battle Creek, Mr. Kelsey was a member of First Congegational Church. He had been a member of the Kiwanis Club since 1936. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War L He married the former Violet Y. Poe. She died April 1, 1983. Surviving are a son, James E. Kelsey, of Corpus Christi; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Ruth Kelsey of Battle Creek. He also was preceded in death by a brother, John C. Kelsey, on April 18,. 1994, and a son, Richard. Visitation: Family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Farley-Estes tear into Union "This is a huge project," Stewart said. "We're talking about putting sewers in over three-fourths of the community." Austin estimated more than 10 miles of sewer pipe will be laid across Union City during the project. While mostly an expansion of the current system, the work may include some upgrading of existing lines. It also will double the system's treatment capability. Union City will maintain its lagoon filtration method,, but balloon from two tp four ponds and include underwater aerators, Austin said. Contractors will set a timeline for the project. Austin said work likely will begin in the center of the village a low-lying area Funeral Home. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday in Miller Chapel, First Congegational Church, with the Revs. David H. Graham and David D. Young officiating. Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery. Kathleen A. Kissinger Battle Creek Kathleen Adair (Tuck) Kissinger, 46, of Battle Creek, died Saturday, May 7, 1994, at home. She had been ill a year and critically ill two months. She was born Aug. 6, 1947, in Battle Creek to Donald R. and Hattie M. (North) Tuck, and lived most of her life in Battle Creek. She lived for five years in Vicksburg and four years in Scotts before returing to Battle Creek in 1986. She was a 1965 graduate of Belle-vue High School, studied one year at Northern Michigan University and trained as a licensed emergency medical technician. Mrs. Kissinger had served as a licensed emergency medical technician with Galesburg Ambulance Service. ' She also was employed at Mutual Savings' Main StreetColumbia Avenue branch for seven years until her illness. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and Martha Circle of the church. She also was a member of Gold Wing Riders and Gull Wing Touring associations. She enjoyed Indian and early-American study, collecting and lore, and was involved in 1700-1800 history and presentation groups. Her marriage to James E. Breen ended in divorce. She married Gordon E. Kissinger on Oct. 6, 1990, in Battle Creek. He survives. Also surviving are a son, Wesley A. Breen of Vicksburg; a daughter, Jodi L. Breen of Indianapolis, Ind.; a step-daugther, Darcy Burke of, Battle Creek; a stepson, Gordon Kissinger Jr. of Winfield, Kan.; her parents, Donald R. and Hattie M. Tuck of Battle Creek; a brother, Kim A. Tuck of Battle Creek, and a sister, Shelley L. Vogt of Battle Creek. Visitation: After noon Monday at Richard A. Henry Funeral Home. Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church. Memorials: First United Methodist Church. 'x. ' . John P. Pollack Battle Creek John P. Pollack, 71, of Battle Creek, died Saturday, May 7, 1994, at home. He was born April 17, 1923, in Battle Creek to Peter and Barbara (Zelenak) Pollack and was a lifelong resident of the area. Mr. Pollack was co-owner John and operator Pollack with wife, Steph- in 1983 anie M. Pollack, of Steve's Grocery and Wattles Park - - EN0UIRER V The Battle Creek Enquirer is published weekdays and Saturday and Sunday mornings by Federated Publications Inc. Business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 155 W. Van Buren St, Battle Creek, Mich. 49017-3093. Executives Richard E. Hartrtett NanSeelman Publisher Executive Editor Thomas M. Riccl Controller Kathy McKay-Samson Heather Upp Aoverfising Director Marketing Director BradKarikomi George Morgan Circulation Director Production Director General information To reach the Battle Creek Enquirer's switchboard, call 964-7161 or 800-333-4139 Newsroom Call 964-7161 or 966-0672 for general information. Or you may want to call the departments listed below: LOCAL NEWS 966-0668 SPORTS 966-0678 BUSINESS NEWS 966-0674 LIFESTYLE NEWS 966-0662 NEIGHBORS 966-0663 WIRE SERVICE NEWS 966-0690 EDITORIAL PAGE 966-0688 PHOTO REPRINTS 966-0683 Advertising CLASSIFIED 962-3333 Classified ads may be placed by phone from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. RETAIL 9664561 Grocery at the corner of Wattles Park Road and East Michigan Avenue for 23 years before selling the business in 1980. He was a member of St Joseph Catholic Church and a former member of the Croation Fraternal Union. He enjoyed woodworking and the out of doors. He married the former Stephanie M. Munger on Oct 5, 1946, in Battle Creek. She died in 1985. He also was preceded in death by a son, Pfc John J. Pollack, killed in action Jan. 28, 1970, in Vietnam. Surviving are a son, Richard J. Pollack of Battle Creek; a daughter, Mary Dusnik of Wyoming, Mich.; four grandchildren, and a sister, Annabelle Markovich of Battle Creek Visitation: After 10 a.m. Monday at Richard A. Henry Funeral Home. Vigil-rosary service at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Services: 10 a.m. Tueday at the funeral home with the Rev. James O'Leary officiating. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials: Heart Association. Caroline Robinson Athens Caroline "Grace" (Worden) Robinson, 77, of Athens died Friday, May 6, 1994, at home after a short Alness. She was born Oct. 7, 1916, in Wakeshma . Township to Oakley and Calla (Kline) Worden and graduated from Athens Caroline High School in Robinson 1934. She moved to Athens when she was 3 years old and stayed 74 years, r Mrs. Robinson was a licensed beautician. She was a member of the Congregational Church, a life member of Athens Eastern Star Naomi Chapter 59, and had been a member of Athens Ladies Bridge Club. She had served as treasurer for the Village of Athens, Congregational Church and Mayflower Guild. She enjoyed playing bingo, crafts and fishing. She married Rex W. Robinson of Athens on Sept 29, 1939. He survives. Since 1982, they spent winters in Fort Meyers, Fla. They had lived four years in Brussels. Also surviving are a daughter, Carol Rae Casey of Withersfield, Conn., and three grandsons. She was preceded in death by brothers, Carleton and Charles; and a sister, Julia. . Services: Private services will be held and a memorial service will be scheduled this summer. Memorials: Congregational Church and Visiting Nurse Service of Southern Michigan. Eva M. Shaffner Battle Creek Eva Marie (Griffin) Shaffner, 80, of Sunday May 8, 1994 Vol. 94, No. 295 Subscriptions Please call 968-4444 if you do not receive your newspaper by 5 p.m. weekdays or 8 a.m. on Saturdays, Sunday and holidays. Delivery errors must be reported by 7 p.m. weekdays or 11 a.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. USA Today delivery 968-4444 SUBSCRIPTION RATES Daily & Daily Sunday Weekly rates Sunday only only Carrier delivery $2.75 $1.80 $1.25 Motor route $3.00 $1.90 $1.40 Advance office payment (all office-pay rates are discounted) Carrier delivery 13 weeks $35.10 $22.75 $15.75 26 weeks $68.90 $44.20 $31.00 52 weeks , $130.00 $85.80 $59.75 Motor route delivery 13 weeks $37.70 $24,05 $17.75 26 weeks $75.40 $48.10 $35.00 52 weeks $143.00 $91.00 $67.25 Mail subscriptions are payable in advance; please call for rates. The publisher reserves the right to change subscription rates during the term of a subscription upon 30 days notice. Subscription rate changes may be implemented by changing the duration of the subscription. Postmaster Send address changes to Battle Creek Enquirer, 155 W. Van Buren St, Battle Creek, Mich. 49017-3093. (USPS 045-400) Sunday, May 8, - and move outward. Nearly every area except downtown will be affected. Even though construction will close roads and inconvenience residents, most seem to support the sewer work, Stewart said. Many have had problems with septic tanks and wells. Kenneth Ford has enjoyed 10 problem-free years of sewer service to his John Street home, after dealing with a. problem-ridden septic tank at a previous house. He is happy to deal with construction dust and roadblocks if it affords other Union City residents the same service. Rose Nations is excited at the prospect of being able to hook into village service at Arrowood Nursing Home and formerly of Galesburg, died Friday, May 6, 1994, in Battle Creek Health Sys-temComminity Site, where she had been a patient for one week. She was bom March 25, 1914, in Naham to Claude and Delia (Harring) Griffin. She came to this area as a child and lived here most of her life. Mrs. Shaffner worked for many years at the former Inman's Restaurant as a kitchen aide. Surviving are sons, Marvin Rid-lington of Holland and Allen Smith of Augusta; a daughter, Ida Kemp of Reed City; stepsons, Harold Smith of Kalamazoo and Earl Smith; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Leta Buell of Kalamazoo; a. brother, Francis Griffin of Hastings; several nieces, nephews and cousins. A son, Norman Smith, died in 1990. Visitation: 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hoag-Switzer Funeral Home, Galesburg. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oak Grove Cemetery, Galesburg, with the Rev. Robert Baxter of Augusta Bible Baptist Church officiating. Memorials: To the family. Lyndia I. Taylor Albion Lyndia Irene (Ward) Taylor, 51, of Albion, died Friday, May 6, 1994, in Albion Community Hospital. She was bom June 29, 1942, in Floyd County, Ky., to Russell and Hazel Ward and came to Albion in 1965. Mrs. Taylor worked at a toy factory in Albion five years before retiring because of ill health. She was a member of Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ. She married Frederick L. Taylor, who died in 1989. Surviving are daughters, Carol Wofford of Detroit, Sandra K. Combs of Battle Creek, Erline . Lawhead, Marsha Bently and Lenora Smith of Albion; a son, David Lawhead of Albion; nine grandchildren; six stepgrand-children; four stepgreat-grandchildren; brothers, Jimmy Ward of Albion and Russell Ward Jr. of Kentucky, and a sister, Fawnetta Wofford of Dearborn Heights. She was preceded in death by a daugther, Linda Faye Taylor, in 1966, and a grandchild in 1989. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Monday at Ali-bon Chapel of Tidd-Williams Funeral Chapels, Albion. Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Riverside Cemetery with the Rev. Orban Mann officiating. Raechel K. Tyria Battle Creek Raechel K. Tyria, 75, of Battle Creek, died Saturday, May 7, 1994, in Battle Creek Health SystemLeila Site after a long illness. Services are pending at Bachman Hebble Funeral Service. THE FARLEY-ESTES " miiiiiiii i Chapel Hill United Methodist Church All Member Garage Sale Sat., May 14th, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (157 Chapel Hill Dr., off Riverside Dr.) "otnr A Community Sarvice of FARLEY, 105 Capital Ave., N.E. Battle Creek 962-5527 Donald Estes Joe Messenger John Dowdle , Todd Ancood Robert Hegerberg Ross Schimmel 1994 Battle Creek Enquirer project her Prairie Rose Lane home, but shudders at the $3,000 to $4,000 officials estimate it will cost her. Monthly rates will not be determined until the work is finished. "I'm sure it will cost plenty. That's progress," Nations said. "And, you're always going to have road work if you ever expect to move ahead." Union City leaders agree. Stewart said expanded service will open the floodgates for both residential and commercial development, especially for the village's empty industrial park. It also will enable the village to surpass environmental standards for wastewater handling, he said. Police and fire Driver hospitalized: Michael P. Kennedy, 21, of Delton was in fair condition in Branson Hospital, Kalamazoo, with injuries suffered about 3:25 a.m. Saturday. His vehicle left Lockshore Road, south of Baseline Road in Richland Township, and hit a tree. Kalamazoo County Sheriffs Department reported that Kennedy apparently failed to negotiate a curve. Jaws of Life were used to remove him from the vehicle, and he was flown to the hospital by helicopter. Fire damages home: Afire, thought to be started by children playing with matches, caused about $15,000 damage at 2:30 pjn. Saturday to a home at 586 Hamblin Ave. It was occupied by Anita Figgures, 22, and her three children. The owner is listed as Walter Smith. The blaze caused extensive damage to a bedroom, kitchen and bath with heavy smoke damage to the rest of the one-story house, according to the Battle Creek Fire Department Firefighters were at the scene for two hours. Police Standoff: A man, 32, who threatened to kill himself and his 5-year-old daughter Friday, was taken into protective custody after a seven-hour standoff with police. Officers initially were called to the 100 block of Yale Street about 9 p jn. to check the welfare of the girl and the man, who was threatening suicide. After unsuccessfully attempting to contact him, getting a search warrant and calling in the Emergency Response Team, police took the man into custody and transported him to Kalamazoo Regional Psychiatric Hospital for evaluation. The child was unharmed. Car recovered: Calhoun County Sheriffs deputies investigating a property damage accident on N Drive South, near 7-Mile Road, Saturday discovered that the occupants had fled, leaving behind a vehicle reported stolen in the Battle Creek area. About 3:45 a.m., two adults and a juvenile were taken into custody after being stopped in another vehicle in the area of K Drive S. and 7-Mile. Lottery Saturday DAILY GAME: 399 DAILY-4: 6869 LOTTO: 5, 9, 25, 33, 37, 39 6-number winners: 0 5-number winners: 36 $2,500 4-number winners: 1,955 $100 WEDNESDAY'S JACKPOT: $2.1 million Friday DAILY GAME: 577 DAILY-4: 0801 CASH 5: 11, 13, 17, 21,34 KEN0: 1, 6, 8, 9, 15, 16 19, 21, 30, 32, 34, 42, 43, 54 57, 63, 64, 69, 70, 71, 73, 79 You must match 6 to 10 numbers to win. IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII brrti . ' "5 10:00 a.m. nJZ'. ?:l I . Or Othar """UKJ lwlll h -ii' "wm.iit of p" ' "DJI f-Mw n . WUfl. lfA D u. I irJnTfna room iJ,7 II! 4 II 6 ii mimfpm m m m ' nMiiiiiniiiiniiiMHnnninmmmnninnH

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