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Beacon Archive

May 2003
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The Plan for Furnishing the New Health Center

Notice to Voters: Important School Finance Issue

Chamber’s 2003 Citizen of the Year Banquet

James Kenwabakisee Cuts His Own Channel

Beaver Island Wildlife Club News

Patrick Cull, by Gosh

Michigan Townships Association

Coyotes on the Ice

Here comes... the Acacia

On This Date

My Grandfather’s Farm

Skip Duhamel: Our World-class Totem Pole Carver

News from the Townships

The EMS in Action

Charlevoix County Commissioners

Results ... from the Egg Lake Seven

The Way it Was: the Famine in Arranmore

BIBCO Press Release

Leadership Retreat to focus on challenges

Arts & Culture Grant Update

Carrie Podgorski makes Deans List

Local Poet Melissa Bailey wins Prize

17th Annual Beaver Island Talent Show

Native American and Crooked Tree teachers visit Lighthouse School

AmVets raise ribbons and flags for Beaver Island

One Hundred Years Ago

Paradise Bay Dive Shop comes to ... Paradise Bay

Come See “The Vile Veterinarian” - May 2nd 2003

Cindy Turns a Page

Weather or Not

Edgar B. Speer Refloated

Ronald Haggard 1977 - 2000

Lester Gallagher 1918 - 2002

Classified Ads

One Hundred Years Ago

Charlevoix Sentinel, May 14, 1903 Beaver Island News
“John Stevens of the B. I. L. Co. took a trip to Manistee last week.”

“The new railroad is ready for the rails. All the ties are laid.”
“Peter O. Donnell (sic) has his ice cream parlor fixed up in fine style for the summer trade.”

“The farmers now have all their peas in the ground. Over 3000 bushels have been sown.”

“The telephone line put in by Fr. Zugelder is in splendid working order. George Emery of Charlevoix put in the line.”

“John Green and Raymond McDonald have their pound stakes driven in Sand Bay ready for summer pound net fishing.”

“Jas. Donlevy is having the entire interior and exterior of his store and residence painted. Jas. McCormick is doing the job.”

“Mr. John Stevens is buying a lot from Landenburg where he will at once begin the erection of a building for a residence.”

“The four big boilers of the shingle and lumber plant were steamed up last week trying steam packing and getting in trim to start up soon.”

“The tug Ryan owned by the B. I. L. Co. Capt. Tim Roddy, made two good tows of cedar and hemlock last week. The Ryan has a good crew and a first class captain.”

“John S. Gallagher who lives at the head of the Island was violently ill at his home on Friday of last week. His life was at first despaired of but medical aid was secured in time to save his life.”

“Rev. A. F. Nagler, pastor of the M. E. Church, spent two days last week on the Island as the guest of Dr. and Mrs. Wilkinson. While here he addressed the children and older members of the Union Sunday School.”


“F. M. Lasham the fruit tree man is on the Island selling apple trees at half price. We are informed on good authority that the stock is first class, therefore giving our farmers an unusual opportunity of getting a strictly high class of fruit trees.”

“Mrs. Charles Gordon returned from her visit to Charlevoix Friday. She brought back her sister Mrs. John P. Maloney wife of our old friend John P. Maloney, clerk of the city of Charlevoix. Mrs. Maloney will spend a few days visiting friends on the Island.”

“C. C. Gallagher has been renovating the building north of his place of business with the idea of putting in a barbershop and restaurant. There is now a good opening for a first class barber and a neat well lighted shop to put him into, and about 100 victims a week for his blade. A good restaurant keeper would do a nice business.”

–Joyce Bartels


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