Volume 50, Number 24, July 10, 1964


Four team members and two alternates for the 4-H Horse judging team will be chosen at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 14, at the William Hohman farm, Vassar, according to Suzanne Garner, Summer 4-H Club Agent. Club members trying out for the team will judge two classes of Quarter horses and give oral reasons on both. The team will represent Tuscola County in competition at the State 4-H Show September 1.

To Celebrate Golden Wedding Anniversary

The friends of Mr. and Mrs. Burrell E. Moore are cordially invited to attend an open house in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary, Saturday, July 18, 7 to 10 p.m. at the Pilgrim Parsonage basement. They were married July 21, 1914 at Lum, Michigan. Nina Rathka was born December 21, 1894, at Hunter’s Creek and Burrell was born May 25, 1890 near Kingston and will complete 50 years in business in Kingston in October of this year. The couple have 3 sons, Stanley, Arnold and Raymond all of Kingston, 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Workshop For School Lunch Workers

Some 63 Michigan school lunch program workers took part in a workshop at Central Michigan University this week (June 29-July2)

Included in the group attending the four-day meeting was Christine Plane, Kingston Community School.

Discussions of lunch program problems, including menu planning, sanitation and the nutritional needs of children were part of the workshop. Persons taking part also heard talks and watched demonstrations by various experts in the field of food preparation.

Part of the workshop was devoted to actual preparation and planning of school lunches. Done in the Dome Economics Department of Mt. Pleasant High School.

Dr. Woodward C. Smith, vice president of public services at Central Michigan University, gave the welcoming talk on the opening morning of the workshop, June 29.

Key sessions were conducted by Mr. James Borough, chief of the state School Lunch Division: Dr. Elizabeth Wheeler of the CMU Health Education Department; Richard Lichtenfelt, Director of Food Services at CMU; Dr. Helen Lohr, head of CMU Home Economics Department; and Mrs. Patricia Gronick, a home economist.

The workshop was sponsored by Central Michigan University in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Public Instruction.

$63,000 For Improvement at Clifford

Phone Service

A $63,000 construction and installation project to improve and expand telephone service in the Clifford area is now underway. Richard W. Drews, Cass City district manager for the General Telephone Company, has announced.

The project includes the replacement of the Clifford central office building and equipment and is scheduled for completion in January 1965. The construction contract for the new building has been awarded to the J. W. Strahan Construction of Riverdale.

Installation of the new central office equipment which will be October 1, will provide expanded toll facilities and additional extended area service facilities to the Clifford area customers. The new equipment will provide additional facilities to meet the growing needs of the Clifford area and it will also provide for seven (7) digit telephone numbers. The equipment installation is scheduled to be placed in service in March 1965.

Serviceman’s News

Amy Pvt. Richard Szpunar, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Szpunar, Route 1, Kingston, Michigan, completed an automotive maintenance helper course June 25 at Fort Jackson, S.C.

Szpunar received instruction in the field and depot maintenance of wheeled vehicles.

He entered the Army last February and completed basic training at Ft.Knox, Ky.

The 22-year old soldier is a 1962 graduate of Kingston High School.

Kingston News

Mrs. Lee Ensign and Tom of Marlette and Mrs. Leland Ensign and granddaughter Alice Steele attending a wedding reception in honor of Mr. and Mrs. George Hawley at Gagetown Saturday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Rex A. Harper, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Goodsell were visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis C. Harper and family on June 29, and July 5. They enjoyed fishing on the Lake Huron and tours to various places of interest including Greenfield Village in Detroit.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Young, Sharon, and Kenneth of Garden City were Monday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Torongeau.

Mrs. Cecil Walker attended the Mayville Centennial Parade Saturday and then attended the Pilgrim Holiness meeting at the Standpipe in Caro.

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Quiel and family of Taylor spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Torongeau. The Quiel children have been spending several days with their grandparents.

Mrs. Douglas Ensign and children attended a family reunion near Brown City the 4th.

Mr. and Mrs. Amber Jones and granddaughter Andrea Cook spent the 4th with their son Mr. and Mrs. Kent Jones and family at Rochester.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Cook and family of Waterford spent Sun. with Mr. and Mrs. Amber Jones. Andrea Cook returned home with them after spending ten days with the Jones.

Mr. and Mrs. George Dibble and Susan and Mrs. Sylvia Dibble spent last weekend visiting Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Ludlow and family in Montpelier, Ohio. They also called on Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dereszynski and girls in Grand Rapids Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. George Dibble and Susan were in Saginaw Thursday on business.

Miss Donna Popp of Caro was a Thursday evening caller at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Dibble.

Leland Ensign, Douglas Ensign and Lee English spent 4 days near Wawa, Canada fishing.

Mr. and Mrs. Engstrum of Bay City were Friday surprise visitors of Mrs. J. H. Hunter.

Ayree Carroll of Highland Park visited Mrs. Minnie Stewart and the Geo. Peters Mon.

Betty Lashbrook and Mrs. Wm. Tallman spent Monday in Ann Arbor.

Linda and Bill Hicks of Decker are spending a few days with their cousin Ellen Marie Moore.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Sutphin were recent breakfast guests of their mother Mrs. J. H. Hunter.

Mrs. Arnold Moore, Ellen Marie Moore and Mrs. B. E. Moore were Friday evening guests of Mrs. David Ruby in Lapeer.

Mrs. Berniece Walker of Lapeer was a recent visitor of Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Moore.

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Boyne of Leonard spent Friday night and Saturday with Mrs. Forest Wilmot.

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Torongeau called on Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Rassette Sunday afternoon and evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Wally Wilmot of Royal Oak called on Mrs. Forest Wilmot Sunday.

4th of July week end visitors of Mrs. Sylvia Dibble were her mother Mrs. Julia Streeter and her brother and wife Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Streeter from Flint and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dereszynski and family of Grand Rapids.

Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Moore spent the 4th with Mr. and Mrs. John McIntyre at Gladwin.

School Board Elects Officers

Board of Education organization

The organization meeting of the Kingston Community School Board of Education was held on July 6, 1964. The newly elected members were sworn into office and the board elected its officers for the coming year.

Orrie Reiman, President; Jack Wesch, Vice President; Arvin Wingert, Secretary; Edward Bilicki, Treasurer.

In other business at the meeting the board approved the annexation proposed of East Dayton school and directed the superintendent to obtain the permission of the Department of Public Instruction for the annexation vote to be held during the latter part of Aug.

Final payment of 3990.00 was made to the Vocational Agriculture Corporation for the Shop Building.

A contract was approved with the Central Michigan Television Council for televised instruction in several areas for the next school year.

New business included a cooperative purchase, with the high school districts of the county, of $28,000 worth of new training films. The cost to Kingston would be 70 cents per student and would make 355 new training available for the use of our teachers.

All staff positions have been filled for the coming year with the one exception of an additional commercial teacher to meet the needs of the community in the growing department.

School Accredited

University of Michigan

Bureau of School Services

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Thomas H. Dale, Supt.

Kingston Community School

Kingston, Michigan

Dear Sir:

We are pleased to inform you that your school has satisfied the conditions for accreditation established by the Executive Committee of the Bureau of School Services and continues to be accredited by the University of Michigan, (This accreditation has been continuous since 1928).

The status of all accredited schools is reviewed annually on the basis of information submitted by the schools in their annual report. In addition, all schools are visited at least once in every five years.

Most sincerely

Kent W. Leach, Director.


Mr. George DuLay of Youngstown, Ohio passed away Sat., a.m. He leaves a wife and 5 children. Mr. DuLay was boss bricklayer at the Republic Iron & Steel Co. of Youngstown, O. Mrs Ogg, his aunt, was unable to attend the services.

Frank J. Booth

Frank J. Booth, 82, passed away Sunday, July 5 in Mio, Michigan. He was born Oct. 22, 1881 in Koylton Township. M. Booth married Ella Henderson in Kingston on March 17, 1909. She passed away June 23, 1946.

Mr. Booth was a former Judge of Probate of Oscoda County and had been a resident of Mio for approximately 30 years.

He leaves 2 brothers John, of Mio and Oliver of Midland, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Hattie Duckwitz and Mrs. Emiline Duckwitz both of Imlay City, also nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 8 at 2 p.m. from the Harmon Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Strawn officiating. Burial was in the Kingston Cemetery.

To Run For Lt. Governor

Allison Green (R) Kingston presently Speaker of Michigan House of Representatives today announced that he will be a candidate for the office of Lieutenant Governor at the Republican Convention on Sept. 19, 1964 in Detroit.

Green stated that after a careful analysis and discussions with many people he is convinced he can add strength and balance at the state level. He feels that a Romney-Green ticket can win in November and that in spite of the vicious gerrymander can be carried with the ticket.

Teacher Hired

Miss Marilyn B. Marcin has been employed by Kingston Community School as an instructor in English and Speech.

Miss Marcin graduated from Aquinas College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She holds a Secondary Permanent Certificate.

For the past six years she has been a teacher at S.S. Peter & Paul High School of Saginaw.


Decisions! Decisions! Decisions! Keep folks bitin’ nails and pullin’ hair doesn’t it!

Nevertheless about 1,200 4-H Club members in Michigan plan to tackle the decision making process at the roots during their 46th annual 4-H Club Week at Michigan State University, July 6-10. The delegates will represent more than 70,000 4-H’ers in every county of the state. The 4-H program is one of the many educational activities carried on through MSU’s Cooperative Extension Services.

The theme of this year’s Club Week is, "Today’s Decision – Tomorrow’s Action." Delegates from Kingston include: Jerry Cassie, and Douglas Kramer of Boots and Bridle Club. They will focus attention on areas of human relations, career exploration, international understanding, teen-times, and decision making.

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December 2000

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