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Beacon Archive

April 2003
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St. Patrick’s Day Festivities in front of the Shamrock

News from the Beaver Island Wildlife Club

Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year

Chili Cook-off a Big Success

Plans afoot for a Community Walk

Talking Threads Quilt on Display at McDonough’s Market

Rural Arts and Culture Grant Update

Melvin Snags a Record Pike

Patrick Cull makes the State GeoBee

Two Beaver Island School Board Seats up for Reelection

Awarding the Bid for the New Beaver Island Health Center

How the BIRHC Board determined the need for a new Facility

On This Date

Beaver Island Peace Vigil; AmVets put up Flags on Main Street

Partnership Project Holds Meetings

A Phenomenon Made of Ice

News from the Townships & the Township Annual Meetings

Fire Department Acquires New Thermal Imaging Equipment

Deerwood - The world's finest B&B

Snow Sleuth

A fine time on Arranmore

One Hundred Years Ago

BIBCO & BITA Negotiations may be Nearing Resolution

Mary Minor 1932-2003

Charles Dunlevy 1915-2003

Weather or Not

Charlevoix County Commissioners Meetings

Beaver Island's Egg Lake Bog

Land Swap

Peaine Offered Property

Classified Ads

Mary Minor 1932-2003

Our former postmaster, Red Mary, Mary Minor, passed away on February 27th at Munson Hospital.

She was born on Beaver Island on January 8th, 1932, to Elizabeth and Patrick LaFreniere. She spent almost all of her life here, working at the Shamrock for a few years and then at McDonough's Market for several years before replacing Frank Nackerman at the Post Office, a job she held until retiring in 1992. She was a stickler for rules, and her refusal to bend them were occasionally frustrating; yet she was always friendly and fair to a fault.

Mary married Archie Minor in 1961, who passed away in 1995. She is survived by her sister Jeanne (Harry) Frazier, brothers John, Joseph (Lois), and Patrick (Marcia), and by many loving relatives. Her sisters Isabel and Margaret Ann preceded her in death.

The funeral will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church on Beaver Island on May 3rd at 11:00.


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