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August 2004
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News from the Townships

AmVets Fishing Tournament Scheduled for September 11th-12th

Staff Changeover at Beaver Island Community School

Fourth of July Golf Tournament a Big Hit

Marching in the Rain: A Forth of July few will forget

Dedicating the Town Clock

On This Date

Shipping out the Logs

Concert on the Harbor

Sunset Picnic August 15th

Inland Seas Kayaking Inland Seas Eco-Tours

Art Show Success highlights Museum Week

A Wedding on the Beach

Volleyball Camp

Boyne Thunder Poker Race to Beaver

Recreation Resource Project Special Summary Report

One Hundred Years Ago

Sky Divers Return

Livingstone Studio's Meet the Artist

BIRHC Fashion Tea at Deerwood

B.I. Christian Church celebrates 41 years, honors Greggs

Camp Quality on Beaver

Trouble with the Bridge

BIRHC Benefit Dinner September 17th at Nina's

Go Wendy!


A Wedding on the Beach

On Saturday, July 17th, a couple who had gone to school on Beaver Island together but then drifted apart met again here to marry! Chucky Dudley, the son of Vicky Connaghan and Elmer Dudley, and Barbara, the daughter of Lovisa (O'Donnell) and Elston Pischner, had married other folks and had lost touch years before. But upon becoming a widow, Barbara decided she'd like to find old friends. Searching the net, she discovered Chucky's phone number and called him, which started a chain of events that led to a wedding on the sandy shore of the Jewell Gillespie Playground.

Clifford Napont, Jerry LaFreniere, and Chucky's son were the best men. Lila Lee Maxwell and Rosalee Harrison attended the bride. Reverend Howard Davis of the Beaver Island Christian Church was in charge of the ceremony, which had to be halted when Chucky asked Barbara to join him by removing her shoes, and then led her, somewhat against her better judgement, out into the lake. After they turned, they kissed, and then waded out, refreshed and ready to begin a new life with the mistakes of their pasts washed away.

The bride wore her mother's Rosary around her wrist. They will make their home in Peculiar, Missouri. Everyone offered their congratulations, wishing them many wonderful years together.

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