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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


Tom Kelso 1940-2004

Thomas Kelso, former resident of Beaver Island (East Side Drive; Eagle Hill; and Gull Harbor) passed away on January 29th in Arizona from cancer at age 64.

Born in Michigan, he went to school in Ohio. After graduation he spent two years in Mexico before joining the Army in 1961. He was stationed in Germany, where he met his wife. He traveled extensively, was an avid bird-watcher, and collected guns. He was one of the first to practice on-line investing, and was known on Beaver Island for doting over Jacque, his mule. In the last few years he became an avid astronomer; he and his wife moved to Lake Linden because of its clear air.

Last May he was diagnosed with cancer, but it was already too late. He suffered much during the past four years, but never gave up hope. Thanks go to Ron Gallagher, who spent every day of the final two weeks with Tom until he died. He is missed by his wife, relatives, and friends.

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