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Beacon Archive

June 2004
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News from the Townships

Thanks from the Beaver Island Hospice

CMU Summer Field Trip Schedule

BICS to Graduate Seven

Tom Kelso 1940-2004

A Fine Mess

Strang Writers Enjoy Beaver Island

The Splendor of Crafts

On This Date

One Hundred Years Ago

Sock Hop Results

Broadway on Beaver: “An Evening with Stephen Sondheim” Premieres

Letters to the Editor: From the CCG

Letters to the Editor: BIRHC Meeting; Optometrist's Contract

Letters to the Editor: Karaoke

Sherry Burris 1956-2004

Henry Ricksgers Junior 1923-2004

BIRHC Truck Raffle

School Election June 14

Thanks to the Steinbachs: a New Fire Truck!

Wildlife Club News

Whiskey Point Light Reports Received

Baroque on Beaver

The Annual "Fashion Tea" July 8

Congradulations to Ryan Wojan


Thanks to the Steinbachs: a new Fire Truck!

On May 18th, 2004, Anna Steinbach “made the day” for Beaver Island Fire Chief Tim McDonough by presenting him with a check for $150,000 for a new fire truck. Brought to the Island by Phil and Lil Gregg, Harold and Joyce Bartels, and Max and Irmgard Niels in 1960, Anna and her late husband Fritz camped out on the East Side. Fritz and their two daughters fell in love with Beaver's tranquility. Anna had a few reservations at first, but acquiesced upon being outvoted when the subject of buying a Sand Bay lot and having Walt Wojan build them a cottage came up.

Wanting to do something special for the Island (in addition to their contributions to the Health Center and other Beaver Island projects), they learned that a new fire truck with all the bells and whistles (all those appropriate for Beaver Island) would cost $150,000 – so she wrote a check. Tim was so flabbergasted that he promised her, once it's finished late next fall, he'll take her around the Island with the siren screaming however many times she wants.

A plaque on the side of the new truck will read, “In Memory of Fritz Steinbach.”

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