Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on June 30, 1998 · Page 18
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Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan · Page 18

Ironwood, Michigan
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Tuesday, June 30, 1998
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THE DAILY GLOBE, ironwood, Ml — Timday. June 30,1998 Pages Lac V»ux Do»rt R«sort and Casino is home to a beautiful new gotf coursa. New golf course adds to casino-resort complex By MARTIN O'HATHAJRME Glcfc* Correspondent WATERSMEET — Official opening ceremonies for the new golf cour*« near the Lac Vieux Desert Ca*ino will take place in July. Thin nine-hole cour*«, which opened for play May 25, i* the latest and probably the finest addition to the Lie Vieux Be*ert Casino complex," said John K Neumann, #oneral number, "We already, hnvi; liad Home' wonderful compliments mjch f\n, 'Nicest mm.'-holi 1 <our«e in the U}>p«rr i'ciiinwula' and ' KrerriH in U.F' ' Thin addition will tfivi.' our virvitors more than a pl,i«; to gamble or eat. They now am 'spend a day on the golf course and r«:lax at ni^ht in ihe caxmo," Neumann naid. "Plan* call 'for the dedication Saturday, July 2. r >, to be'part of the W,iU?n«me<-t Community Car- nival, featuring a gigantic firework* display that evening." Located in the heart of th« Ottawa National Fore«t, where wildlife abound*, the new course is spread over \8f> acre* and offer* three tec-o(T area* per hole, plus forgiving fairway*, according to Kenneth Vclpel, count* superintendent and Rolf director. "Construction began in December of 19f)fi and fairway* were wwlcd in July of 1M7," «;sjd Vel- P<.-l, who live* with hi.H frsmily in Kagh; River, Wis t'omputerizcd ;inct controlled Hpnn- ktrrs an- UKcd lo nifiintiiin the fairway grax.n on over (i,(tf>0 Ki|uure fci-t. Velp*.-l ha.H Iwi.-n in turf manoge- ment for 10 yearn, golf course management for 10 year*, and in fwnticide application for 18 yenm. He i» licenced and certified in px-xticide work. "Our goal i* to become nationally recognized a* the golf course constructed according to the guideline* fumi*hed by th« U.S. Profe*»tonal Golf Ajuoeiation and *eeded with PENN-LINED b<rnt-gra*« need." AJ1 planted surface* are watered with a double row "wall-to-wall" irrigation wyx- tem. The new clubhotiK«> facility'of-• fer« a vjiriety'of food and xnacks, plus the. facilities of a pro «hop, (ncluding rf-nt.'il of golf cart-x and golf clubs. The pro shop nflt-rn (rcc clmicH Mondays and Wi'dm^dayrt fi! 10 a.m. The courw in <>p«'n from 7 a.m to 7 p.m., xeven day* a wwk. A uncial for Inte nmvalu i» night golf, flay ntnrt* after the MUII gr>e* down and continue* to 9 p.m. Luminou* golf balU are uiwd. They Jo«>k like fireflies, Velpel »ugge*ted. Major fireworks display set WATER.SMEET -- "PanUay in Fire" in the theme of the grand firework* display, »pon*ored by the Lac Vieux Desert Retort Ca- xino and Waterxmeet Town«hip, on Saturday, July 4. Th* firt^workH, billed n» -Thnl!f-r '98" will follow a day of Fourth of July event* that beg-in* at 9 a m with reveille at the Americfin !>->;ion monument followed by the American I>*gion parade at'J:.'JO Watemrm-et Schrwl FTA will provide a fo*xl arid bevi.'rage concession, along with children'* following the parade at town pavilion. Firework* at du»k can virwed from bfith the new and old ca*ino parking lot* and the 'i *oflbalf fi^ld They will hopefully nval any display in the area," David Fo»ter, a*«i*tant fire chief, »aid, adding about $12,000 had b««n «pent on firework*. For the Ia*t few year* the firework* dicplay ha* been nn joint effort betwe«*n the tribe and township, and each year, more dollar* have gone into the dmpiay, Foster *aid. Area bu»ine*»e* al»o contribute t/i the c<*t of the firework* di«p\ay and individual donation* can b« m«d« to; North Country Bank, Firework* Fund, Water*- m*«t Branch, Watemm««t MI 49969. 1998 Sylvania Wilderness and Recreation Area Vehicle Pass: In 1998, all vehicles entering through the A-frame (including campers) need to purchase a vehicle pass. Seasonal — $15 for the season. Daily — $4. Daily Bus — $20. May 15 to Sept. 30, annually Camping: Wilderness sites —$5 per night per site; auto access sites — $8 per night per site, May 15 to Sept. 30, annually. Reservations: $10 per permit (wilderness campsites only). Service provided Jan. 15 to May 15, annually For more information on camping and regulations, permits and reservations call the Watersmeet Visitor center at (906)358-4724 or the Watersmeet District office at (906)358- 455V Customer Satisfaction' Is Our 11 Priority, HEADWATERS POLARIS SNOWMOBILES * ATVs * WATERCRAFT Your Newest Full Service Polaris Dealership LARGE SELECTION CLOTHING, PARTS and ACCESSORIES COMPLETE ENGINE REBUILD and CRANKSHAFT CENTER Wt Servict All Makes OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 5 FACTORY TRAINED MECHANICS Hwy45 Watertmeet, Ml PHONE 906-358-8M6 FAX 906-353-8869

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