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June 2003
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McDonough’s Market - 70 Years serving Beaver Island

Don't bother trying to fix it … if it's not Baroque

Graduation Time

Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce Plans for the 4th of July

The Historical Society releases the schedule for Museum Week

BIPOA Nature Lecture: Painted Turtles of the Beaver Archipelago

CMU Summer Nature Walk series

BIRHC to Raffle Truck

Health Center Groundbreaking

The State of the Internet on Beaver Island

Honoring Bev and Mike

On This Date

One Hundred Years Ago

A Fine Spring Concert

An Environmental Protection section proposed for our Zoning Ordinance

Passings: Robert Smith; Gary Tepe; Margaret Way; Dan Green

Rural Arts & Culture Grant Update

Mary Gets a New Gallery

Roasting Jerry

The Sun Also Rises … over PABI's Community House: Summer Solstice Celebrations

The Class Play: A Class Act

Lighthouse School News

News from the Townships

Work at Beaver Head

BICS Students get Handhelds

Island Airways Hanger Party

Emerald Isle Security Exercise

Making a Walleye Pond

The Leadership Retreat suggests an approach for the Lansing Reception

A Report on The Lansing Reception

Peaine Township helps the Island move closer to a Master Plan

The AmVets in Action: yellow ribbons and posters

Weather or Not

Camp Quality Returns

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Robert B. Smith

Beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away on Wednesday, April 9 at age 89. Dr. Smith was a long-time summer resident of Beaver Island, from 1952-1988. He was born on October 16, 1913 in Andong, Korea, the son of medical missionaries, Roy K. and Lura M. Smith. He goes to join his beloved wife Elaine M. Smith, whom he married in 1941 and who predeceased him in 1984. He was a member of Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Grand Rapids and Spring River Presbyterian Church in Arkansas.

Dr. Smith served as an Army physician in Europe during World War II and practiced internal medicine for 35 years in Grand Rapids. He was an expert in Japanese and Korean stamps, an enthusiastic rock hound and silversmith. After retirement he volunteered at a hospital in Arkansas, and began an indulgence of an artistic streak. Surviving are his son and daughter, Stephen M. and Sherrill L. Smith; his grandson and granddaughter, Kevin M. and Katherine L. Smith; his brother, Albert M. Smith and sister-in-law, Mary Smith. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife, and by his brothers, Kenneth and Rodger Smith.

Cremation has taken place. There will be a memorial service at the Beaver Island Protestant Cemetery on June 14.

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