Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan on July 22, 2007 · 18
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-t- 4B SUNDAY. JULY 22, 2007 DETROIT FREE PRESS WWW.FREEP.COM MICHIGAN OU r mm Atrrr LIVED HERE UIITiL ... You've been to the Cooper sville Farm Museum WHAT IS IT: Built to honor the history of farming and dedicated to the memory of Peter Hanenburg, the Coopersville Farm Museum serves as the anchor in the downtown historic area of the small town of Coopersville. Coopersville WHAT'S THERE TO SEE? The 12,000-square-foot facility displays rotating agricultural-related exhibits and showcases the John Deere collection of Ed Hanenburg, the man behind the museum. It acquired several exhibits in the past year because the Cereal City Museum in Battle Creek closed. A, J HOURS AND FEES: Seasonal hours and fees vary. General admission is free except during special events, such as the annual quilt show when there's a $4 fee. HOW DO I GET THERE? Coopersville is on 1-96 midway be tween Muskegon to the west and Grand Rapids to the east. FOR INFORMATION: Call the museum at 616-997-8555, or go to By Free Press staff Got an idea for "You haven't lived here until"? E-mail it to . ii II ' x- '. e. A . k I VttBO n i A . T . si i Is -r . LP ? 5- a n .wtn Photos by BRIAN KAUFMANDetroit Free Press Boats tack into the wind with crews scrambling. Each boat sails on single course, with the turning mark a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration buoy about 37 nautical miles northeast of Alpena. FLEET I Racers set sails again for Mackinac Island From Page IB vail throughout the weekend, but no matter what the predictions, the weather will always do something unexpected. Don Lang of Grosse Pointe Woods, owner of the Tartan 10 Tar Baby, was getting ready for his 30th consecutive Mackinac race on his boat. "It's just a wonderful experience, the sunrises and the sunsets, the beauty of it all is great," Lang said. "It's like life. You never know what to expect." Family and friends rubbed elbows with spectators, all eager for a glimpse of the sailors. Valerie Dodenhoff of Grosse Pointe Woods was there to see her son, Peter Dodenhoff, off on the Cal 35 Regardless. "You wish them the best, but you get nervous," she said. "But they're well-trained." Ten-year-old Dallas Chi-cone of Port Huron was watching an aunt and uncle, racing on rival boats, leave. "It's amazing how all the boats come and try to win this race," Dallas said. He'd like to sail a Mackinac race someday. "It would be a privilege to race." And as the last boats motored out of the river and the bagpipes wound down, family and friends left on the docks were ready for their annual trip up to the island to welcome the same boats they had just waved off. "I have a great time up there," said Helen Holstein of St. Clair Shores. She and her husband, Don, own Allegiance, a Frers 50. This was the 27th time she'd waved good-bye to one of their boats. "After all this time, everyone on the island knows me by my first name." Contact PEGGY WALSH-SAR-NECKI at 586-469-4681 or pwalsh ( ' . . i - I sir v -II' i c A -1 iri-H'-' Tenacious " ; :r-,t;A Crew members coordinate their movements in response to the skipper. They had blue skies, good sun and a light breeze. 4 .2" " All aboard watch for luffing sails and swinging booms. Saturday's start was more businesslike than Friday's Boat Night parties. THIS WEEK IN MICHIGAN HISTORY Ancestor of the typewriter is created On July 23, 1829, William Austin Burt of what was then Mt. Vernon in Macomb County was granted the first recorded patent for a mechanical writing machine. He called it a typographer. The machine later evolved into the typewriter. Burt's design, classified today as an index typewriter, was extremely in efficient. Only one letter at a time could be typed. He looked for years for a buyer for the patent, but never found one. A native of Massachusetts, Burt spent most of his life as a deputy U.S. surveyor. He assisted in establishing the Michigan-Wisconsin border in 1847 and helped survey the route for the Sault Ste. Marie canal in 1852. Perhaps more important, he was apart of a team of surveyors who discovered iron ore in the Upper Peninsula in 1844. He died in Detroit in 1857. A plaque in Stony Creek Metropark in the Shelby Township area marks the location of Burt's home. By Kevin Bargnes LIVINGSTON COUNTY Fire death raises response worries Cost central to Tyrone Twp. coverage By SHARON GnTLEMAN FREE PRESS SPECIAL WRI 1T.R A fire that claimed the life of a 52-year-old man has Tyrone Township residents concerned over who should provide firefighting service to their community. The township relies on nearby Fenton and Fenton Township for fire protection. Some residents in the south-" em portion of the township, which borders Hartland Township, would like to see a change in providers and have circulated a petition asking township officials to explore options. Tyrone Township Trustee Brian Miles said Friday that, a few days before the fire July 10 that killed Thomas Regis, he was contacted by a resident asking for the township to switch to the Hartland Deer-field Fire Authority to deal with such disasters because its station is closer than Fenton's. "The Hartland station was only a few miles away, while the Fenton station was 10 miles away," Miles said. Members of the Fenton force were called to Regis' home on Germany Road at 1:10 a.m. and arrived at 1:25 a.m., Hartland Fire Chief Adam Carroll said. His firefighters were called in to supplement the effort at 1:19 a.m. and took & minutes to make it to thi scene, he said. The two-alarm blaze is un der investigation. The contentious issue ha drawn strong debates in tha community for years, Milei said. Money is at the root of th dispute. Individuals pay $1,10 per run if Fenton firefighter: are called to their home oi business. Costs would b spread among all residents at $ yearly flat rate if Hartland Deerfield Fire Authority bel came the new provider. Tyrone Township voters n jected a similar plan in 2003, Fortv-five residents simei - - CJ a petition asking for a second! look at the Hartland option The petition was presented to the Tyrone Township Board of Trustees at its meeting lasl week. I Tyrone Township SuperviS sor Andrew Schmidt said he has "complete confidence" uf the Fenton force despite thi recent fire deaths. $ He said changing a provide isn't out of the question but that the issue has come up before. I "People have said we don't want an assessment for fire service, and they don't want i tax," he said. AROUND THE STATE JACKSON 2 facing animal cruelty charges A judge on Friday ordered two men to stand trial on animal torture charges stemming from the discovery of 69 malnourished horses that were impounded from a Jack son-area farm. District Judge Joseph Filip ruled there was enough evi dence for James Henderson Jr., who owned the horses, and Matthew Mercier, who managed them, to stand trial in Jackson County Circuit Court. Henderson and Mercier have denied that the horses were harmed. The property was seized March 21 after finding the horses without food or water and amid trash, and manure, officials said. " The horses were forfeited I Friday to Jackson County Animal Control. FLINT '' U-M-Flint's chancellor - resigns after 8 years The University of Michi-gan-Flint Chancellor Juan Mestas has resigned from the post after eight years leading the school. Mestas, has been on medical leave since January recovering from a stroke. His resignation was announced Thursday. Jack Kay, who has served as acting chancellor while Mestas was on leave, will continue in that role as the university begins a national search for a replacement. By Kristen Jordan Shamus and the Associated Press District judge may be censured after ruling EASTPOINTC By DANCORTEZ FREl PRESS STAI 1 WRITER The Michigan Judicial Ten ure Commission recommended Friday that a Macomb County iudue face public cen sure for engaging in "conduct contrary to the code of judicial conduct and prejudicial to the administration of justice." Judee Norene Redmond nf the 38th District Court in East-pointe was criticized for her conduct in three cases over the past two years. In one instance, the com mission said. Redmond inap propriately reset the bond of a woman after she heard the woman's son use profanity to describe her outside the courtroom. The commission also re viewed the case of Carmen Granata, a 23-year-old East-pointe woman whom Redmond sentenced to 30 days in jail after she was issued a noise ordinance violation when a friend used a cell phone on her front porch at 4 a.m. She was also sentenced to two years probation and random monthly drug tests for two years. That sentence drew outrage from family and neighbors. In the third case, the commission said Redmond set excessively high bonds for two men accused of overcharging a senior citizen for a paint job. The Michigan Supreme Court can decide whether to follow the recommendation of the commission and issue the censure. Contact DAN CORTEZ at J i STTrrrrl t ' U Itttti I- Jjr-U'JUJJJ Vif mi V ...

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