To the Editor,My name is Jason Ziemer and I’m writing to introduce myself. I’m a candidate for Tecumseh City Council in the upcoming November 3 election. My family and I moved here when I retired from the Navy in 2011. My wife, Kim, and I have two daughters and a son in Tecumseh schools, participating in sports and orchestra. Originally from the Portland, Ore., area, I enlisted in the Army National Guard while I was still in high school and served until I was 22, when I joined the Navy. I completed 21 years as an electronics technician in the Navy and retired as a Chief Petty Officer.
To the Editor,This summer Tecumseh Middle School Band Director Joe McInchak was asked to take over the Tecumseh High School Band and Orchestra programs. With one week to prepare for the Summer Marching Band Camp Mr. McInchak was able to completely prepare a new half-time program including all new music and marching band sets.Marching Band Camp consists of a week of 12 hour days with coordination of band students, clinicians and volunteers totaling over 120 people. Beyond this coordination he was able to show our children calmness, leadership and musicianship.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!The Tecumseh Center for the Arts would like to say a big thank you to all of our friends who participated in the recent 2015-16 season promotional “road trip” to Monroe and performed at the I-75 Welcome Center. Local partners of the TCA, including Tecumseh Youth Theatre (TYT) and the TCA Big Band & VocalAires, along with The Dixie Cups - Dixieland Band, the Big Band Sax Quartet, and Dale Chadderdon entertained both “locals” and weary travelers alike.
Pauline Dinkens, age 73, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt passed away peacefully at her home on September 19, 2015, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Paulie was born July 25, 1942, to Joseph and Elizabeth (Namety) Yerg in Toledo, Ohio. After graduating from Burnham High School in 1960, she married Michael Dinkens on July 1, 1961 and they began their family together.Paulie and Mike moved to Tecumseh, Mich., where they raised their four children. During that time, she worked as an administrative secretary for Tecumseh Products.
Daniel B. Bush, age 94, of Tecumseh, passed away on September 19, 2015, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He was born on July 16, 1921, to Harry W. and Ida P. (Hossler) Bush in Dellroy, Ohio. He was united in marriage to Edna Reed on May 24, 1947, and they enjoyed 64 years together before her death in 2011.In 1943 he served his country in the United States Army during WWII. He retired from Tecumseh Products in 1986 after 44 years. He was a competitive archer and was an avid sports fan who loved watching sports of all kinds.
June Caldwell Hawthorne, 92, daughter and only child of James and Beulah (Goodrich) Caldwell, died of complications relating to Alzheimer’s disease, on Sept. 22, 2015, at Mallard Cove assisted living, in Petoskey, Mich.June was born on Sept. 14, 1923, in Battle Creek, Mich., where she attended public schools, before earning higher education degrees at Western Michigan, in Kalamazoo, and at the University of Michigan. One of her “weekend-home” memories during WWII was of time spent on USO duty for troops training at Fort Custer, in Battle Creek.
After tying visiting Onsted 2-2 at the end of the first half of its Thursday, Sept. 17, varsity boys soccer match, Clinton lost the game in a penalty kick (PK) shootout.Luke Hayes scored the first goal nine minutes into the match but Onsted tied the game 1-1 approximately 12 minutes later.The Wildcats scored again with 10 minutes remaining in the first half but Clinton’s Huntter Trubiano attacked the net for a goal five minutes later to end the half tied 2-2.Tolen Nelson scored 10 minutes into the second half and Onsted scored with 13 minutes left in the game.
Tecumseh’s varsity boys soccer team traveled to Adrian on Wednesday, Sept 16, and defeated the Maples 5-0. The Division 2 Indians followed with a game at home on Tuesday against Division 1 Saline and finished the match tied 2-2.Tecumseh coach Jeff Nowak referred to the contest as, “an absolutely terrific and exciting game.” Saline scored two goals in the first 27 minutes, which shook the Indians up.“This was a pivotal moment in the game for us,” said Nowak.
Tradition continues as the 42nd Annual Clinton Fall Festival arrives once again in Lenawee County. September 25, 26 and 27 will be packed with an abundance of activities as locals show up to celebrate the arrival of autumn. Doris Kemner and her husband Carl have served as chairpersons for the Festival for thirteen years. They are just a part of the 23 separate committees that work together as a team to plan the Festival each year. “The best part of planning the festival is knowing that we’re going to have something wonderful to showcase in our community,” Doris stated.
At the Monday, Sept. 14 Tecumseh School Board meeting, Supt. Kelly Coffin presented the board with the 2015-2016 strategic plan. Beginning in August 2013, Tecumseh Public Schools’ (TPS) strategic plan serves as the district’s goals over the course of the plan, which lasts three to five years. In September 2013, 10 goal areas were developed for the strategic plan and adopted shortly thereafter by the board. The Strategic Planning Committee met last month to review the district’s goals and progress.
The Kiwanis Club of Tecumseh has announced its Travel and Adventure Cinema Series for the 2015-16 season. In the past, Kiwanis has offered a variety of programs through its Cinema Series, connecting local residents with experienced travelers willing to share their stories. This year’s series is no different, providing six various presentations from locations around the world. The series begins in October and will continue on into early April. On Tuesday, Oct.
To the Editor,This letter is written in appreciation to Gayle Hazelbaker, library director of Tecumseh District Library (TDL), and her staff who provide friendly, professional service to the community they serve. Perhaps you are one of the 8,500 plus library cardholders of TDL and have visited the library to check out the latest best sellers or used the MelCat (Michigan interloan) system.
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Over 100 students gathered for a sit-in protest at Tecumseh High School (THS) on November 24. Students said they objected to the recent firing of coaches Eddy Foley and Scott Norkey. Photo by Mickey Alvarado.