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Lisa Allmendinger on November 16th, 2017

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 16th, 2017

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 16th, 2017

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 16th, 2017

Robert Francis Kush of Chelsea formerly of Detroit and Taylor, age 77, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017 at his home.

He was born Nov. 15, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Walter and Eleanore (Wojcik) Kush.

Bob started a successful Downriver printing company with his brothers, where he worked for over 30 years. He was an avid fisherman and bowler, and he bowled a perfect “300″ game at the age of 72 at Chelsea Lanes. Bob loved gardening and flower photography.

A luncheon to celebrate Bob’s life will be held at Weber’s (3050 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48103) from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25. Celebratory remarks will start at 11:30 with lunch to follow. Please notify the family at bobkushcelebration@gmail.com if you plan on attending.  All whose life he touched are welcome.

For the full obituary, please click here.

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 15th, 2017

Lima Township Hall

By Lisa Carolin

Conceptual drawings that would include putting two buildings, a township hall and a fire station, on the Lima Township property where Lima Township Hall is located, will soon be prepared by Midwestern Consulting.

That’s what Lima Township Supervisor Craig Maier told the board at its Nov. 13 meeting.

He said that the “idea” is in the very early stages, but that Midwestern Consulting reports it would be possible to fit a 6,000-square-foot town hall facility as well as a 3,000-square-foot fire station facility along with two driveways on the property.

As for the existing town hall, Maier said, “It could be moved, sold, or demolished.”

As far as any remediation on the asbestos outside of the township hall building and the high radon level in the basement of the building, Maier reported that he has only received one bid on each and is waiting for more bids.

The board unanimously approved a fee schedule amendment, which means that a $300 per meeting fee would be imposed on pre-construction and pre-development meetings that require the attendance of those paid hourly rates including the zoning administrator and the planning consultant.

The board also voted on a resolution to authorize a fee of 30 cents per tax parcel when it comes to tax roll download requests.

Also approved was a motion to take no further action on adopting E1 and E2 benefits for retirees as per the MERS COLA (Municipal Employees’ Retirement System Cost-of-Living Adjustments) report. Maier said he didn’t see the benefit to the township, which would have to increase the current $5,500 monthly payment to over $16,000.

Board of Trustees 2018 meeting dates were also approved and will continue to be on the second Monday of every month.

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 15th, 2017

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 15th, 2017

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 15th, 2017

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Bobby Lee for the information in this story.)

Chelsea’s Jake Burris, an Albion College junior, achieved regional qualifying scores in both the 1- and 3-meter diving events to help the Britons gain a 152-123 dual meet victory over Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association rival Hope College. Burris achieved scores of 284 in the 1-meter competition and 299 ½ on the 3-meter board to qualify for NCAA Division III Diving Regional Championship.

He was also named selected as the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association’s Male Diver of the Week.

The junior achieved the high score of the meet in both diving events.

Albion has two meets remaining in the first half of the 2017-2018 season. The Britons will travel to the University of Chicago this weekend for a three-day invitational and to Eastern Michigan University for a Dec. 1-2 event.

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 15th, 2017

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 14th, 2017

Buzz and his winnings from last week. The key ribbons are green. The blue and red ones are placement ribbons.

As promised, following four days in a row traveling back and forth to Kalamazoo for four more dog shows, I am very proud to announce that Buzz now has eight of his needed 10 qualifying scores for a Master Rally title.

I’m so proud of this young dog and thank you to everyone who sent positive thoughts our way last week. It was a lot of driving and we’ve done a lot of dog shows in the first 12 days of November. Sunday’s drive there and back was dicey with slush coming from the skies. There was an accident at Kalmbach Road (surprise, surprise) but it was on the other side of the highway. There were salt trucks out and I never topped 55 mph as I figured if the trucks were going this slow, the roads were slick. I tucked in behind one and never passed a car the entire drive to the show site.

Fortunately, the closer I got to Kalamazoo, the more the temperatures climbed and the snow and freezing rain turned to all rain. I want to send a shout out to Golling Chrysler, Jeep for selling me an amazing used mini van that gave me a great deal of comfort on the roads.

I also want to give a huge atta boy to Buzz who gained confidence each time he walked into the ring despite my nervousness. He scored a 99, 100, 95 and 97 out of 100 points and won the Master class three times and was second in the other one. He also gained a fan club at the shows as everyone got close to the ring gates to watch the “cute little Toller” show. I think he felt all the well wishes. He was very fast on course and his tail never stopped wagging. Among the highlights were the kind gestures of complete strangers who were willing to hold him while I walked the course planning my strategies before I showed. The folks who show rally obedience are truly a wonderful group of people who encourage and help each other.

We have a few days break until we go for the title on Saturday in Toledo and during that time I’ll do a little training to remind Buzz about some of the skills needed to do the signs on course that we aren’t 100 percent on yet. Mostly, however, it’s up to me to remember which way is right and which way is left. Every time I stand up, I do the footwork for the signs that require me to go one way or the other.

So, please continue to think about us on Saturday. Send positive thoughts. We show once in the morning and then once more in the afternoon.

From what I’ve been able to ferret out, Buzz and I should be one of the first in the country to attain a Master Rally title WHEN we qualify twice on Saturday. There are several other folks who are close as well, so it all depends on when they are entered next.  (As an aside, I am also entered on Sunday just in case.)

We can do this.

 

 

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