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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

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The passing of Lester Gallagher

Daniel Lester Gallagher, 84, passed away on April 1st at the Marlette Community Hospital.

He was born June 28, 1918 on Beaver Island to the late Daniel and Mary Gallagher. He married Jacqueline O'Donnell on April 4, 1959 in Marlette.

He served his country in the United States Army during WW II. He was a member of the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, the K of C, and Marlette's VFW.

He worked as a plumber, and later retired from the Grady Foundry in Vassar in 1981.

He is survived by his wife Jacqueline of Marlette; five sons (Paul, of White Lake; Daniel, of Carsonville; John and Laurie of Escanaba; Tony and Candace of Melbourne, Florida; and Chris and Angie of Viera, Florida); two daughters (Gloria and Dan Korte, and Rosemarie, all of Marlette); and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, three brothers (Hubert, Patrick, and Peter), and one sister, Anna Williams.
Funeral services were conducted on April 4th at St. Elizabeth's. Cremation followed, at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City. A parish vigil service and the K of C Rosary were held on the night of April 5th at the Funeral Chapel.

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