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Ethan B. Shelton 1903-2014 (Photo: Halbritter Funeral Services)
Lee Jacobsen March 21, 2014 at 12:35 pm
A positive attitude is the key to longevity, there is positive in anything, even Obamacare, as itRead More allows folk to find a use for spending extra money that will help the less fortunate, whether they wanted the healthcare or not. The passengers on the 777 flight are probably safe and secure in Pakistan, held as long term hostages by nefarious folk. Obama will probably win the basketball March madness, since he deems that more important than world affairs, but that's ok, at least something is being accomplished. Keep that positve attitude.
RG March 31, 2014 at 04:40 pm
Considering how long and well he lived, we would be wise to heed his advice! Also, the fact thatRead More his son said that he will "miss his companionship" would imply he was a genuine man. I hope my children will miss that about me one day.
Kariann Hart April 19, 2014 at 07:41 am
This has absolutely nothing to do with politics. This has to do with a good man looking at lifeRead More from a positive view point. Maybe exercise, good food, and the ability to learn new things.
William Clay Ford Sr., 1925-2014 (Photo: Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images)
Jim March 11, 2014 at 09:25 am
I Thought the Lions practice facility was mainly located in Allen Park.
Michael D. Albano March 12, 2014 at 10:45 am
A few years back at a council meeting, it was stated that the Lion's Practice Facility is 18% inRead More Allen Park and 82% in Dearborn. The address is located on the Allen Park side of the structure, and that is why it is referred to as being in Allen Park, when it reality, most of it is in Dearborn...
William Clay Ford Sr. died Sunday, March 9, at the age of 88. (Photo: Getty/AFP)
Kenn Bing March 10, 2014 at 07:55 am
My condolences to the Ford Family. In a world of faceless corporations and institutions, it isRead More good to see the roots of such a great company and to know the family is still a part of that corporation!
Matt Jam March 10, 2014 at 11:46 am
The Lions were a mess for so many years . But it was his team and he ran it his wayRead More . Just when they get a really good coach this happens . I think the Lions may make the playoffs . They should dedicate the season to WCF . He was a great man for the city with all his generous contributions and charity work . He will be missed . RIP True Blue Ford man .
christopher January 11, 2013 at 11:04 am
A true man of class and a man who cared for this community greatly. God Bless
n salis January 11, 2013 at 06:52 pm
A Great Friend a True American who Loved Life he will be Truely Missed. N Salis
Royal Jokester March 27, 2013 at 04:18 pm
RIP in a warm and sunny place!
AnnMarie Mannino September 24, 2013 at 08:20 am
I did not know he passed on til now. I used to watch him when I was a little girl. So bubbly andRead More sunny. A real pleasure to listen to the weather through him. RIP, my friend.
Haulin T Male October 3, 2013 at 09:56 am
Tony, I understand it cant be taught, but many comedians have said they would watch and try to copyRead More another comedian delivery...... a clue to other forecasters wannabees .
D M November 13, 2012 at 01:48 pm
I believe I knew John Frasard and I think his wife's name is Kathy. We all went to the same churchRead More in SCS. Haven't had any contact with them in years but always remember John as a very loving gentle person and Kathy as a very sweet friend. My prayers and thoughts are with all the families and friends who are grieving.
Ann Derscha November 14, 2012 at 04:48 pm
My sympathies to all of the families. I was a customer for many years at Nicks and Bill and AliceRead More always were kind and helpful. I am so sorry Alice for your loss. Sending prayers. Ann Derscha
Donna J Slater-Davis November 15, 2012 at 10:36 pm
All of us here in Key Largo are thinking of and praying for all of you. Donna Slater-Davis
Pete Waldmeir, GP Woods September 10, 2012 at 03:53 pm
First time I met Ben he was working as a part-time student assistant in the Michigan State footballRead More press box. I was covering Duffy Daugherty's Spartans in those days. Ben ended up being my boss at The Detroit News. We went thru the transition from the Evening News Association to the Gannett Corp. purchase together. When Ben finally got fed up with Gannett and decided to leave The News, we had a going-away dinner together at the old London Chop House. During the dinner, Ben looked over at the Chop's famous No. 1 booth and saw that Joe Stroud, of the Free Press, was dining with the Rev. Billy Graham. Ben asked me, "Did you ever meet Billy Graham?" I said no. "Well," he said, "let's go meet him." So we left our table and walked over. "Rev. Graham," Ben said, "I'm Ben Burns and this is my friend, Pete Waldmeir." Rev. Graham looked up and smiled and Ben went on. "We just wanted to tell you that we're only going to get drunk and chase women tonight...we're not going to dance!" Bill Graham smiled even broader. "Oh, go ahead and dance." he said. "I won't tell anyone."
Erwin M. Fletcher September 12, 2012 at 12:22 am
Great story Pete, nice break from your usual mindless drivel.
Pete Waldmeir, GP Woods September 14, 2012 at 05:49 pm
U oughta know mindless drivel...
Pete Waldmeir, GP Woods August 23, 2012 at 03:31 pm
Joe Leonard was, indeed, one of the good guys. He was a great sounding board for rookie councilRead More members (like me, when I first signed on at GP Woods) and his approach to problems was always intelligent and even-handed. He'll be missed by many friends and family.
Dan wagberg June 25, 2012 at 01:42 am
I'm so sorry to hear this. I will have all if his wonderful children in my prayers if the measureRead More of a man is his children, he was one great man. He will be greatly missed
Virginia June 21, 2012 at 05:30 pm
My prayers are with you. Flaska did have a heart larger than life. I will miss you buddy and it wasRead More an honor to have you as a friend this past year.
Kelly June 22, 2012 at 03:45 am
Taylor was an amazing guy and one of the sweetest people I know. He pushed me to go beyond what IRead More wanted to do and I'm happy to say that I was able to do that. Taylor, I'm still here and sober because of you, I just wish you were here with me.
Carole Baranowski June 23, 2012 at 11:07 pm
I only knew you for a short time but you made an impression on my son and granddaughter. I thankRead More you for being a part of their lives. You will be missed, but open arms are waiting for you in heaven.
Sherry Brantley January 13, 2012 at 06:16 am
I hear you Brenda! And until we truly realize that we are all here for a 'time' and not 'all time,'Read More until we begin to take a REALISTIC view and understanding of dying, crossing over, passing, etc, we won't be able to take that next step. For instance, even TODAY, with cell phones, Ipads, Facebook and Twitter, MANY PEOPLE do NOT have LIFE Insurance, Which is really... death insurance. We spend more time deciding what reality show to watch, than we do on making sure our families will be taken care of, and arrangements made PRIOR to it being 'that time.' That is one thing that should be paid for, and taken care of long before it's needed, and instead, we all go on, as if we'll live forever. Then, our families are left to pick up the pieces of our not having done what we should've been mindful of. And YES, choosing if you want to use a service such as that, is a part of that equation. And just for the record, I don't watch t.v.... reality or otherwise, I DO have life insurance, and my wishes are in writing in a legal format. Alas, I wonder how many of these 'contributors' can say even that? But we are not here to judge or condemn one another. We're here to uplift, inspire, motivate and appreciate. And again... whether you understand someone's stance or not, at least have the grace to allow them to have it, and make it in peace.
Danny Stillinger January 13, 2012 at 09:17 am
I backed Kervorkian and I hope somebody helped him out!
ecnalubma January 13, 2012 at 10:15 pm
Rants go on and on here. Dr. Death was the wrong guy to follow as the Poster Child for this cause.Read More People want dignity when their life ends, only to find the insurance company standing by the plug ready to pull it. I have seen many times, as recently as this past December, the insurance company wanting to withhold care and having the families told that they need to make sure things are in place for this persons death. But wait, they are here today, giving meaningful interaction with their families. Until the PROFIT motive is removed from end of life decisions who can you really trust? Dr. Death was denounced by almost every expert, association, and crusader in this cause. If you read what he authored, and watch his taped interviews you will see what a real crack pot he was. Good riddance to bad trash. Good luck in finding a real leader for your cause.
Anthony Valentine June 4, 2011 at 12:34 am
Our prayers go out to the Wilhelm family. Kara (Karat Top) was a frequent visitor to our house. MyRead More daughter and her were both grads of 2010 and in the Arts Honor Society. She was a very polite and respectful young lady. She will surely be missed by her friends and family.
Emily Reed June 4, 2011 at 04:16 pm
I will miss her very much. But I will always remember our time in art class and art honor societyRead More together.
Trip Stephenson aka Trippy May 25, 2012 at 07:05 am
That was a woman i called my big sister she was an amaazing friend and im deffinately spending MayRead More 28, 2012 honoring and remembering the woman who talked to me when i was down and depressed and never failed to make me smile and laugh Kara you were truely my big sister and i love you WHOOP WHOOP you were a true down jugalette and im honored to say you were one of my two best friends see you when i get there until then im playing withered and remembering you <3
Mary Hess April 11, 2012 at 11:50 am
I pray that we never forget
Ruthann Bajorek May 27, 2012 at 11:28 pm
Thanks to you, we will make a point of visiting the Field of Honor to pay tribute to the fallenRead More soldiers. I wasn't sure what we might do, but now I know. We must never forget.
Dexter Rotary Memorial Day Parade March 21, 2013 at 01:06 am
A memorial wall with the names of the 245 service personnel that died in these conflicts will be onRead More the grounds at the Dexter Memorial Day Ceremony.