I've been slowly adding in the Archives from 2002 but now I'm wondering if anyone is even interested in "old" stories.  The best way I could figure out was to run a poll for the rest of the week.  At the present time, the 2002 Archives go back as far as September 9, 2002.  Please place your vote if I should continue to bring in more Archives or just stop where it is at.  Thanks.  NOTE: The poll has finished, and from the results the majority wants the Archives continued.  So over the next few weeks I'll be adding more in to the 2002 Archives.  Thanks for taking part.

Congratulations, Bev Russell

Submitted by Mike Russell

Bev Russell graduation.jpg (38764 bytes)Bev Russell received her diploma in a ceremony at the Chester Fritz Auditorium on the campus of the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota.  She was a member of the thirty-first class to complete the 12 month educational program to prepare registered nurses for advanced practice as a Physician Assistant.  To date, 1,339 individuals have completed the program.

Over the course of the year, Bev rotated between the classroom on campus of UND and Pine River Medical in Charlevoix with Dr. Edward E. Newcomb.

There were 69 graduates from 24 states in this program, and all will be taking their boards and practicing in their communities.  Bev will take her national certification boards on January 27, 2003 in Fargo, North Dakota with her study group, before returning home.

Congratulations, Bev!

Islander Sports

This weekend the Islanders are playing Munising Baptist.  Both the basketball and volleyball teams play on Friday evening and again on Saturday morning.  I'll post the Saturday morning scores just as soon as I receive them.

Friday scores are:



FRIDAY   Islanders 49 Munising Baptist 57  Islanders 15 Munising Baptist 1
 Islanders 15 Munising Baptist 2
SATURDAY   Islanders 56 Munising Baptist 70  Islanders 15 Munising Baptist 1
 Islanders 15 Munising Baptist 0



Edith H. Burhans 1913-2002

Edith H. Burhans passed away peacefully on November 12, 2002 at the Lakeview Continuing Care Center, Lawton.  Edith was born June 23, 1913 on Beaver Island, the daughter of James H. and Katherine (Allers) Gallagher.  She was a 1931 graduate and Salutatorian of St. James High School and was crowned Miss Beaver Island that summer.  She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Paw Paw since 1965, member of the Light of the Lord Prayer Group, and the Out to Lunch Bunch of Kalamazoo.  Edith was united in marriage to Robert G. Burhans Sr., in St Augustine Cathedral on February 12, 1938.  Robert preceded her death on December 21, 1993.  She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Margaret McCann, Dorothy McCann and Mae Coppens; five brothers, James, Norbert, Leo, Billy and Rt. Rev. Msgr. Victor Gallagher.  She was the most loving and beloved mother of Robert G Burhans Jr. of Kalamazoo, Joan Pipes, Karen Pennington and Martha (Lewis) Turner, all of Lawton and Jon (Catherine) Burhans of Portage, and Victor (Karen) Burhans of Morrison, Colorado; son-in-law, James Pipes Sr. of Lansing; 12 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; brother, Earl (Mary) Gallagher of Traverse City, Michigan; sister-in-law, Delores Gallagher of Riverdale, Illinois; brother-in-law, Jack Coppens of Charlevoix, Michigan; many nieces, nephews and friends.  All who knew Edith remember her for her great beauty, her kind and loving nature and her deep faith. A Memorial Mass was held at St. Mary's Church, Paw Paw.  Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Church, Paw Paw, Holy Cross Church and Cemetery Fund, or the Beaver Island Medical Center.

Note: The above obituary is rather late, but I just received it today in the mail.

Citizen of the Year Nomination Form

If you'd like to nominate someone for the 2003 Citizen of the Year, there is a printable form you may fill out and mail in.  Please click below to obtain the form.

Official 2003 Citizen of the Year Nomination Form

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