25 years ago
The thought of new cultures and new experiences has prompted six Petoskey High School students to make plans to visit foreign countries this summer and next year.
The students, their destinations andtheir sponsors follow: Carrie Kahgee, Australia, Youth For Understanding; Caroline Kosnik, France, Nacel; Ursula Melvin, Germany, Youth For Understanding; Julie Raddatz, India, Rotary International Youth exchange Program; Vincent Reusch, Finland, Youth For Understanding; and Andy Smith, Denmark, American Scandinavian Student Exchange.
MARION TOWNSHIP -- ZZ Top will kick off Castle Farms Music Theatre's 1986 summer season with an 8:30 p.m. performance Monday, June 16.
ZZ Top tickets are $15.50 reserved seating and $14 for general, lawn admission and include a 50-cent parking charge.
Castle Farms, a 15,000-seat theater, has about 5,000 reserved seats and 10,000 lawn seats. The Castle is two miles south of Charlevoix on M-66.
BOYNE FALLS -- A resale shop featuring a myriad of second-hand goods has opened to benefit the Challenge Mountain at Walloon Hills recreation area.
The Closet is operated by volunteers to raise funds for Challenge Mountain, which has offered Alpine skiing and a summer camping and hiking program to Michigan and out-of-state handicappers.
Use of the building, located on the corner of Center and Main streets, has been donated by Junior Hunt of Boyne Falls, who is affiliated with Challenge Mountain. The shop will be at its present location through the summer.
50 years ago
Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce plans to testify at the Corps of Engineers hearing July 18 aimed at looking at ways to control levels of Crooked and Pickerel Lakes. Martin Breigner last night named Don Ballard of the Chamber's board to work with the Inland Water Route Improvement Association, Petoskey Outboard Cruising Club, property owners and others interested in the low water problem. The board expressed considerable concern of the situation.
Phyllis Pierson, Petoskey's Winter Queen, will represent Emmet County at the National Cherry Festival at Traverse City and the board voted $25 toward her expenses.
Trooper Clare Helms has been selected as one of four Michigan State Troopers to receive a special 15 weeks training with dogs used in police work.
Helms will leave Petoskey for East Lansing to start the course Monday and will have a dog assigned to him for work in locating lost persons, corrections, camp walkaways and the like. The dogs are German police dogs and the state police at this time have only one dog-man team.
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