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July 2004
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News from the Townships

AmVets Retire Worn Flags

Long-EZ's return - Burt Rutan-designed experimental aircraft

PABI GroundBreaking

Island Airways Hangar Party

Wildlife Club News

School Election Results

Letters: To the Beaver Island Community

Walleye Pond a Success this Year

The yearbooks are in. The yearbooks are in. The yearbooks are in!

Thanks to Ed Wojan who orchestrated the event, Islanders get to Skydive from 11,000 ft. at Township Airport

On This Date

Museum Week 2004 Schedule of Events

A Sturdy New Home - Ben Fogg's new Tug Spartacus.

Lighthouse School Graduation

Silent Auction added to Fashion Tea

Phyllis Townsend 1911-2004

Preservationists named Honorary Architects

The Dig Continues - Suttons Bay Anthropology Club

Rich Gillespie will run for Charlevoix County Commissioner

Will there be a New Boat?

BIRHC Grand Opening - A Fine Celebration

One Hundred Years Ago

Art found in Nature - the Wood Sculpture of Bruce Struik

Mary Gallagher 1909-2004

Cecelia Kinney 1911-2004

Emergency Lights Available

New First Responders

Blood Drive; Hospice Needs Summer Caregivers

New Map of Beaver Island


The yearbooks are in. The yearbooks are in. The yearbooks are in!
by Frank Solle, Yearbook Advisor

After what can best be described as a long, detoured, and experimental journey of discovery, our project is complete. And it is outstanding.

Because I didn’t sign on to the project until nearly November, it seemed the staff and I only had a few meetings to discuss ideas and get to know one another before the holiday break. But we did make some huge decisions. The biggest and most important was to scrap the national yearbook company and go it alone. By doing this we set ourselves up against the steepest possible learning curve we could imagine. The students needed to learn how to work a new computer program in order to complete the layout process.

We learned. We kept at it, and the kids really responded. Their creativity took off, as the pages readily show. I am very proud of all the work everyone did to see this project to completion. Are there things we forgot? Yes, indeed. Are there advertisers we didn’t, for whatever reason, include? Unfortunately. Are there ways we can improve both our production and business management? Absolutely. Are we ready to face those challenges over the next year? Without a doubt.

For now, know that the kids worked very hard to produce this yearbook. If you have ordered one you can expect a call. If you would like to purchase one you can contact Emily at 448-3056 or look for us along the parade route on July 4. We hope to have a table set up for your convenience of purchase. Yearbooks are $15. Thanks to everyone who made this possible.

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