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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

Melvin snags Record Pike

Long-time Island fisherman Melvin Napont recently broke his own record by catching a 20#, 37 inch northern pike on tip-ups off Buddy Martin's dock. “Getting it on the line was the easiest part,” he told the crowd of reporters who witnessed his catch. “Getting it out of the lake–that was the problem. The dang thing kept twisting sideways on me as I pulled it towards the hole. So I took my saw and cut the hole in the ice a little bigger, and tried again. I went through three blades before finally getting the dang thing out, and then it tried to bite my toe!” He was glad he fought it to the end, though, because “it sure tasted good.”


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