BI News on the 'Net, January 21-27, 2008

Scott Hirschey Injured in Snowmobile Accident

While snowmobiling in Wisconsin, Scott Hirschey was injured in a snowmobile accident. He was flown to Marshfield and is listed in critical condition. Scott is the son of Bill Hirschey, resident of Beaver Island.

Prisoners of Paradise to Perform

For one night only, Joddy and Stryder Croswhite will perform at Donegal Danny's Pub on the Friday night, January 25, 2008, from 9:30 p.m. -?



People who wish to become a candidate for the May 6, 2008 Beaver Island Community School Board of Education election have until 4 p.m. on Feb. 13 to file their paperwork with the district filing official ( St. James Township clerk).

There are two seats to be filled at the May 6, 2008 annual school election. Incumbent board members Dawn Marsh and Nancy Tritsch are planning to file petitions to become candidates. Anyone else who is interested should contact the St. James Township Clerk or the school office for more information.

BICS vs. Paradise Basketball

Islanders win two more

Lady Islanders split--win one, lose one

Frank Solle's Pictures

Frank Solle's Paradise Basketball Story

Third Week in January--Harbor Still Open

By the third week in January, normally the harbor is covered with ice, and there is no question about going ice skating on the harbor or moving the fish shanty out on the ice. So far, there is really only skim ice on the harbor. This seems really unusual for this late in January.

Follow-up on this situation. The harbor now has some thin ice all the way out pass the Coast Guard Station. The harbor is now frozen as of January 24, 2008. The thickness of the ice and the safety issue are still unknown, so it might make sense to let the ice get thicker before venturing out on it. It was still open water on January 21, 2008.

Donation Jars

While out and around in our community Monday morning, there were donation jars out to help the Debbie Higdon (Drew) family get past the financial part of their loss. Please help them in any way you can by making a donation. No donation is too small. Help out with as much as you are able. See last week's news for any details about their loss.

Middle School and High School Intercession

So what is an intercession? The Latin word parts and prefixes provide us with an answer. The 'cess' part means 'to go.' The 'inter' prefix means 'betweeen.' So an intercession goes between marking periods. What do students do during intercession? There are different activities that go on. Monday morning found some of the high school students taking pictures with new digital cameras, some were working on pictures already taken for the yearbook, and others were working on putting pages together for the yearbook. Some high school students were playing 'Pictionary' in room nine of the high school area. The plan for the afternoon on Monday included some outdoor activities such as sledding at Mt. Pisgah, ice skating, etc. These activities are much different than the usual school learning activities, but learning is still taking place. Students learn differently at different times. Students learn about their fellow students and their teachers. Social interaction leads to building relationships, which is the foundation of learning. Student's brains are being exercised in different ways during this time that goes between marking periods. Scarf making, picture taking, and rolling in the snow are all good learning activities that exercise students' brains. Keep your brain functioning, but a quick change in kind of activities that you do.

Having fun outdoors......Need a hand?.............Sliding down Mt. Pisgah

Snowboarding down the hill.........................Mr. Ritchie supervises

Intercession on Tuesday

Agility Training in the gym was provided by Charlevoix Sports Medicine and former BICS graduate Abigail Adams

Dance Instruction by Petoskey Varsity Dance Team

Cake Decorating instruction by Tammi LaFreniere

Woodcarving instruction by retired teacher Jim Stambaugh

Thank You's

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BICS Activities

Middle and High School Intercession, January 21/22, 2008

Learner Support Ice Cream Social at 12:30 p.m. on January 23, 2008

Financial Aid Workshop for High School Seniors and Parents, 7:30 p.m., January 24, 2008

Junior Class Alfredo Dinner, January 27, 2008, 5-7 p.m. at Stoney Acre Grill, Free will donation.

Eighth Grade Soup Cook-off, January 31, 2008

Basketball at home versus Hannaville, February 1/2, 2008

Parent Recognition Ceremony between Boys and Girls Basketball games on February 1, 2008

Beaver Island Rural Health Center Presents Community Education Programs

Stress and Heart Disease: Understanding Your Control  

Tuesday, January 22, 2008 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Presented via the REMEC TeleHealth Network from Munson Community Health Center

No Fee

For more information, call 448-2275

Speaker: Beth Dole
Certified Exercise Specialist
Munson Medical Center , Cardiac Rehab

Stress is a cause and a response for heart disease, for both the patient and caretakers. This lecture will discuss ways we can learn to control and cope with stress. It will include:

How stress impacts health,...,,Stress: A risk factor for heart disease........Stress influences on exercise and daily activity

The relaxation response.........Stress reduction techniques.......Care giver guide for stress reduction

BIRHC Offers Exercise Opportunity

Beginning January 7th




5:00 PM TO 6:00 PM


Mother/Daughter (Aunt, Grandmother, friend) from

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ON MONDAYS 



At Stoney Acre Grill and Donegal Danny's

January 21st through Mid-February, welcome back to the Island


Say “Hello” & enjoy her tasty creations.

Prisoners of Paradise, Friday, January 25, 2008, 9:30-?

Sunday, February 3rd, SUPER BOWL PARTY, Complimentary Buffet and Happy Hour all day.

Thursday, February 7th, Bring in the Chinese New Year with a Chinese NY Dinner Special

Celebrate with Deborah's scrumptious Specials!

Full menu available too.


Thursday, February 14th, Valentine's Day Specialty Dinner.

Treat your Special Someone to Filet Mignon,

Lobster, Crabcakes, Shrimp and Sumptuous Desserts.

Or any favorite from our Full Menu.

Saturday, March 1st is the IRISH CONCERT---Direct from Ireland "Moore and Broaders" @ 9 pm

BICS Building Project Plans and Updates

There is an East Elevation and a Floor Plan available by clicking the above link.

Beaver Island Trivia

Last Week's Question:

What former Beaver Island Community School student is currently seeking and studying for a Doctorate degree in French? (Hint: She did not graduate from BICS.)

The only correct answer came from Sally Lounsberry. Very good answer, Sally! The correct answer is Tekla Sauter. The Sauters helped start up the very first Internet for the Island. The Beaver Island Internet Project or BIIP was started through a consortium with Tekla's mom and dad, Rita and Gene Sauter, helping with the technology and business expertise.

This Week's Question:

"What business of today is located on the same spot as the Gretchen Kanser business named the "Wild Rose Cafe?"

The first correct answer will earn a gift subscription to News on the 'Net for the months of February, March, and April for the person of your choice, anyone who is not already a subscriber. Email your answers to:

Peaine Township Board Minutes December 2007

BIRHC Board Meeting Minutes

St. James Township Meeting Minutes

Beaver Island Community School Board Meeting Minutes