Author Archive: rlamb
by Peter Jakey–Managing Editor
The season could not have started better for the Onaway baseball team. Zeke Nave tossed a complete game shutout against Brethren and set a new school record with 17 strikeouts. The old record was held by Andrew Prow (14).… Read Full Story
by Peter Jakey–Managing Editor
Warren Gleason is being remembered as a special teacher and a coach. He passed away April 7 at the age of 78.
The man known affectionately, as “G” will be remembered for his stories, his dedication and for the way he cared about his students and athletes.… Read Full Story
by Peter Jakey–
Lafarge North America, owners of Presque Isle Quarry, has made a rezoning request to continue mining operations of company owned property in Presque Isle Township that has been met with strong opposition among property owners.
Lafarge is requesting that 19 acres that is currently zoned farming being changed to mining to get at a high-quality stone for its customers and to maintain its work force.… Read Full Story
by Angie Asam
The Rogers City Area Chamber of Commerce has a new brand, a new logo and a new slogan. When the chamber recently restructured its committees, it created a marketing committee chaired by Mary Pritchard, the owner of Domaci Gallery.… Read Full Story
THE BARGE/TUG COMBINATION of Astabula and Defiance made the Port of Calcite around 2 p.m. Monday as the first vessel in port for the season. The vessel worked with a stiff breeze from the west, which pushed a steady rain as the 600-footer approached the south dock at Calcite.… Read Full Story
John C. Dreffs, 94, of Onaway, died Friday, April 10, 2015 in Tawas. The son of Vincent and Rose (Tomaszewski) Dreffs, John was born May 6, 1920 in Gaylord.
Surviving John is his son, Donald (Peggy) Dreffs of Ypsilanti; daughters, Rita (Armando) Villanouvea of Allen Park and Regina (Richard) Kibat of Greenbush; as well as seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.… Read Full Story
Warren G. Gleason, 78, of Rogers City passed away Tuesday April 7, 2015 at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey.
The son of Grant and Mabel Gleason, was born January 28, 1937 in Gulf Port, Mississippi.
Surviving are his wife Vonnie; a son Patrick (Cindy) of Bangor, Maine; two daughters, Jennifer (Tom) Nielsen of Oregon, and Lisa Gleason of Rogers City; three grandsons, Grant Gleason, Warren Nielsen and Justin Gleason; and a granddaughter, Sophia Nielsen.… Read Full Story
David J. Sherman, 71, of Millersburg, died at his home Thursday, April 9, 2015. The son of Benjamin P. and Catherine (Easton) Sherman, David was born September 25, 1943 in Pontiac.
Surviving David is his wife, Mary Lee of Millersburg; sons, David (Jennifer) of Texas and Richard of Lake Orion; a daughter, Lisa (Shane) Ivey of Lake Orion; and stepson, Barry Wiley of Royal Oak.… Read Full Story
Rena Pearl Kidman, 86, most recently of Toledo, Ohio joined her Lord and Savior in Glory April 11, 2015.
Her home-going celebration was Tuesday, April 14, at Urbanski Funeral Home, 5055 Secor Road, Toledo with the Rev. Jemiamah Musyoka officiating. Friends gathered April 13 also at Urbanski’s.… Read Full Story