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Steele honored as PTO fundraisers Wolverine returning to a Tuscola “Star” bag $2,000 for kids Thumb, book released Page 4 Page 7 Page 16 Complete coverage of the Cass City community and surrounding areas since 1899 VOLUME 106, NUMBER 7 CASS CITY, MICHIGAN - WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012 75 CENTS ~ 16 PAGES Lifesaver Halasz credited with saving a life in blaze By Tom Montgomery Guilds continued. “Basically, Derek Editor probably saved the man’s life.” Fire fighters from 6 departments Elkland Township fire fighters are responded to the fire at 7715 crediting a Cass City man with sav- Hoadley Rd., between Ritter and ing the life of another area resident Seeger roads. when fire ripped through the Elkland “It (blaze) was rolling pretty good,” Township residence where he was Guilds said of the situation when living Sunday afternoon. firemen arrived. A stiff breeze The blaze was reported at about 3 fanned the flames, threatening a barn p.m., according to Elkland Township and starting grass fires. Fire Chief Glenn Guilds, who said “It looks like it started in the south- the owner of the 2 ½-story farm- west corner in the computer room,” house, Todd Urban, along with his he added, noting a specific cause was Jozelyn Olivia Yax wife and young child were not home not determined. when the fire broke out. The fire chief estimated the dollar loss at roughly $120,000, including Jenna (Kruger) Yax and Michael “But they had an elderly handi- $80,000 for the structure. The fami-Yax II of Cass City announce the capped gentleman living with them ly was fully insured. Guilds said thebirth of their daughter, Jozelyn and he was home,” Guilds said, American Red Cross was called in toOlivia Yax. adding local resident Derek Halasz assist the family with temporary She was born March 23, 2012 at was fishing at the nearby Cass River shelter arrangements.Huron Medical Center in Bad Axe. TROPHY TURKEY. Todd Gould, of Cass City, when he saw smoke come from the The Elmwood Township-She weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and residence. Halasz and a friend went Gagetown, Argyle, Ubly, Elkton andwas 21 inches long. took this tom while hunting on the farm of Roger to the home, peered inside and saw Bad Axe fire departments assisted She is the granddaughter of CharKruger of Cass City, and Mike and Root, north of the village, during the opening week the man, Brian Mosher, trying to get out of a chair. “He (Halasz) went in Elkland Township fire fighters. They remained at the scene for aboutPaula Yax of Deford. Great-grand- of the 2012 spring season. The 3-year-old bird and dragged him out of the house,” 5 hours.parents are Edward Martin of Vassar,Herbert and Valirie Yax of Deford, weighed 23 pounds, had aand Evelyn Kruger of Sebewaing. 10” beard and one inch Jozelyn also has many aunts, unclesand cousins. spurs. CASS CITY’S DEREK Halasz is credited with saving the life of an Elkland Township resident after fire broke out at the Hoadley Road home where he was living Sunday afternoon. Elkland Township Fire Chief Glenn Guilds esti- mated the loss at $120,000. (Photo courtesy of Derek Halasz) Roggenbuck invites students to showcase talents Tuscola County Probate Judge county with her idea. about the Constitution and the judi- Amanda Roggenbuck hopes to edu- “Elementary students have the cial branch of government, students cate area youth and engage them in opportunity to color patriotic sym- get to showcase their talents, and the the judicial process in a positive bols, while middle and high school projects serve as an inspiration to theVENDOR SARAH Green of Kingston sold kids’ clothes and manner by inviting them to partici- students have a chance to write an youth who come to the probate court. pate in a contest showcasing their essay about the Constitution or cre- “Most times youth come into courttoys at the Mom-to-Mom sale, which raised $1,000. The talents. ate an original piece of art depicting during a crisis. This is an opportuni-sale was one of several events sponsored by the PTO to raise After speaking with some area edu- an historical building, document or ty for youth to have a positive expe-money for supplies, trips and other items that benefit stu- cators, Roggenbuck said she decided person in government,” Roggenbuck rience and showcase their talents to develop a project designed to edu- explained. while serving as an inspiration todents in the Cass City School District. cate students about the Constitution “Several of the projects will be other youth.” and the judicial branch of govern- framed and displayed throughout the Students whose work is selected ment. She then contacted elemen- probate court,” she said, adding her will be invited to the probate court to tary, middle and high schools in the goals are 3-fold: “Students learn view their creations on display. 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