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50 years ago

Three Petoskey businesses are holding grand openings this week: A&W Root Beer on U.S. 31 in East Bay View; Bay Sports Shop at 436 E. Mitchell St.; and Big Boy restaurant and drive-through at the corner of Charlevoix Avenue and U.S. 131 in Petoskey.


A huge gathering is expected in Petoskey on Aug. 12 for the lowering of the 11-foot marble crucifix into the deep waters of Little Traverse Bay.

Key Gray, president of Superior Marine Divers of Wyandotte, has invited Petoskey officials to be guests of the divers on a 37-foot powerboat during ceremonies to be held on the bay. The crucifix will be dedicated to skin divers everywhere.

5 years ago:Local girl wins state title in tanning competition

Julianna Daugherty, 22, of Petoskey, won the Miss Hawaiian Tropic Michigan competition in Detroit and will travel to Florida in late August where she may be selected for the Miss Hawaiian Tropic International Competition.

Daughtery won her title July 9 at the Rooster Tail nightclub. The Miss Hawaiian Tropic competition took place in conjunction with Detroit’s Gold Cup boat race.

Along with the title she received a trophy, a Florida vacation, $500 in cash and a $300 gift certificate.

She spent the weekend being chauffeured around in limousines and in the pit area near the racing boats.

Appearance, poise and the way the contestants handled themselves were criteria for judging. The contest sponsor manufactures tanning and sunscreen products for a contestant’s tan was also a factor.

Daugherty said she tans easily and lays out in her mother’s backyard and occasionally visits tanning booths.

A graduate of PHS and currently a student at Central Michigan University, Daughtery is studying for a teaching degree.


Pellston, Alanson share
new marshal

PELLSTON — A part-time village marshal will begin patrolling the streets of Pellston.

Hired to fill the position is Patrick A. Bunce, a former Lake City police officer who resigned June 1, after bar owners in that community complained about his zealous enforcement of drunk driving laws.

Under the setup approved by Pellston, Bunce will spend 15 hours a week in Alanson and 15 hours in Pellston. The two villages will split the cost of Bunce’s salary, benefits and vehicle upkeep.

Bunce will be paid $45 a week by each village.

Pellston has been considering hiring a village marshal because of increased complaints about speeders and loiterers.


5 teens compete for Venetian Queen crown

CHARLEVOIX _ Candidates for Charlevoix’s Venetian Queen, to succeed Tara McLelland, 1986 queen are Sue Annis, Kimberly Hand, Jessica Marie Houghton, Nicole Kurchinski and Wendy Voisin.

The new Venetian Queen and her court will ride in the street parade at noon on Saturday, July 25.


New beginning seen at group home

Renovation and clean up work has begun on a group residential home for pregnant or parenting teens who will part of a pilot program teaching them  how to become good parents and productive members of society.

An older farmhouse off U.S. 131 in Petoskey was selected for the home — one of 11 statewide and the first north of Grayling.

Called Horizons House, to signify new beginnings, the program incorporates good living quarters with counseling to keep — or get — teens on the right track during this vulnerable period of their lives.