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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


Mary Gallagher

Mary Elizabeth Gallagher, 94, of Traverse City and formerly of Chicago, died of cancer on June 5, 2004, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. Mary is survived by her husband, Earl; son Patrick Gallagher of Glenmont, New York; daughter, Elizabeth Whelan of Traverse City; grandchildren, Sean Whelan of Traverse City, Megan and James Gallagher of Glenmont, a niece, Lorraine Cypher, and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

Mary Messenger was born September 11, 1909, in Chicago. On January 24, 1942, she married Earl Gallagher. In 1996, she moved to Traverse City. For the past year, she and Earl have been lovingly cared for by the staff at Highlander Assisted Living in Traverse City. Mass of the Resurrection was held on June 8th at St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City. The Reverend Patrick Maher officiated. Interment took place on Beaver Island at the Holy Cross Cemetery, the Reverend Patrick Cawley officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Father Fred Foundation in Traverse City.

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