Sunday, December 26, 2021

 Mickie Lynn Briant

Mickie Lynn Briant, age 67 of Webberville MI, went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 21, 2021 at St. Joe's Livingston Hospital with family by her side. She was born on April 19, 1954 to Robert and Nancy Coverdill in Holly, MI.

Mickie worked at Microguage in Brighton. She took pride as a Quality Control Clerk at various companies over the years. She enjoyed going to garage sales and crafting with her life-long friend Laura Head. Mickie loved animals, leaving behind 3 cats “her babies” Butterscotch, Bella and Gizzy. Mickie enjoyed riding their Harley Davidson with her husband Ralph. Mickie loved her family wholeheartedly.

She is survived by her parents Robert and Nancy Coverdill of Cass City, sons: Robert (Darci) Gullett of Morrice and David (Liz) Gullett of Fowlerville. Grandchildren: Kyle (Ashley) Simonyi, Joey (Haylee) Maxwell, Jess (John) Mills, Schuyler (Mishay) Gullett, Nick (Cecilia) Gullett, Seth Gullett and Lucas Gullett. Great grandchildren: Damien, Maddix, Nova, Luke, Mason, Owen, Bennett, Nora, Leanna and Declan. She loved and was loved by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph Briant, sisters: Vickie, Norma, and Darcie and her nephew Steven. She will be greatly missed but in our hearts forever.

Funeral services and celebration of life will be held on Thursday, December 30th, 2021 at 12 pm at Hidden Springs Church, 5860 N. Latson Rd., Howell, MI 48855. Luncheon to follow.

Ralph Joseph Briant Jr

Ralph Joseph Briant Jr. age 76 of Webberville, MI, died peacefully on December 20, 2021 at St. Joseph Ann Arbor Hospital. He was born to Ida and Ralph Briant Sr. Ralph served in the Air Force as a weapons Mechanic from 1963 to 1967. He worked as a motorcycle mechanic at Capital Harley, Hunts Hog Shop and Brighton Harley. He fulfilled his passion for Harleys by fabricating and assembling a fat boy and a chopper. He loved to ride with his wife Mickie. Ralph loved and was loved by his family.

He is survived by his sons: Robert (Darci) Gullett of Morrice and David (Liz) Gullett of Fowlerville,

Grandchildren: Kyle (Ashley) Simonyi, Joey (Haylee) Maxwell, Jess (John) Mills, Schuyler (Mishay) Gullett, Nick (Cecilia) Gullett, Seth Gullett and Lucas Gullett. Great grandchildren: Damien, Maddix, Nova, Luke, Mason, Owen, Bennett, Nora, Leanna and Declan.

His wife Mickie Briant passed away a day after his death. He was preceded in death by his parents Ida and Ralph Briant Sr.

Funeral services and celebration of life will be held on Thursday, December 30th, 2021 at 12 pm at Hidden Springs Church, 5860 N. Latson Rd., Howell, MI 48855. Luncheon to follow.

 Shirley Ann Yost

Shirley Ann Yost, age 86 of Fowlerville passed away Friday, December 10, 2021 at Oliver Woods Retirement Living in Owosso.

Funeral services were held at 2 pm on Thursday, December 23, 2021, at Fowlerville Nazarene Church with Pastor Craig Weihman officiating. Burial preceded the service at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home on Wednesday December 15, from 12 to 2pm.

Shirley was born January 9, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Russell and Belva (Johnson) Kearns. She graduated from Western High School and earned a Bachelor Degree in Nursing from Henry Ford. Shirley was a member of Fowlerville Nazarene Church and spent several years as a camp nurse in Oscoda. She enjoyed raising rabbits and attending rabbit shows.

She married Herman Yost in Detroit on May 15, 1954.

Shirley was employed as a R.N.and Home Healthcare Nurse for many years.

Shirley is survived by her husband, Herman; daughters, Susan (Paul) Guaresimo, Janet Yost, and Sharon (John) Lauerman; 6 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and many other loving family and friends.

She was predeceased by her parents and step-mother, Rose Kearns. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family at Nelson-House.com.

 Mary Barron

Mary Carolyn (Stephens) Barron, 95 years young of Detroit Michigan, passed away peacefully after a short illness. She was born in West Virginia and lived in the Detroit area most of her life.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Frederick Joseph Barron, two brothers, Thomas and Jack Stephens and her sister, Betty Janssen. She is survived by her children, Julie Barron and Jeanette Barron de Mora of Lansing, Victor and Stephen Barron of Fowlerville, Marguerite Near of Byron, and Eleanor Park of Warren, along with many grandchildren, great grandchildren, a great -great grandchild and many nieces and nephews.

Mary was a devout Catholic who loved getting together with family and friends. She enjoyed the Tigers, Red Wings, travel, cooking and playing games with her family.

 Kelly Bowen

Kelly Bowen (Willshaw), 56, of Fowlerville, MI passed away from this life on December 2, 2021. She was born on March 3, 1965 at Mt. Carmel Hospital in Detroit, MI.

She is preceded in death by her father Richard Willshaw. Survived by her husband Michael, mother Lynn, mother-in-law Mary, brother Christopher, stepdaughter Vyctorya, nieces Jessica and Arielle, nephews Marcus and Jason, and great nieces Kinsley and Klaryssa.

Kelly was a part of the Walmart family for 21 years. She could light up anyone’s day with her smile. She enjoyed making jewelry and spending time with her animals.

She has been cremated and there will be a memorial service at a later date so all that knew and loved her may attend.

 Gary Edgar Clay

Gary Edgar Clay, age 82 of Fowlerville, passed away December 10, 2021. He was born June 24, 1939 in Montpelier, Ohio, son of the late Jesse and Harriet Thompson.

Gary was a proud veteran, serving in the U.S. Air Force. He loved music and was a talented musician.

He is survived by his sister: Victoria Stubblefield; his nephews: Eric Bennett, Matthew (Katie) Stubblefield, and Jesse Stubblefield.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law, Frank Stubblefield.

Clay, as many knew him, was the tall, older gent who walked around town with a walking stick and leather vest in every kind of weather. He had so many friends in the Fowlerville area. He stopped frequently at The Genesis House, Livingston Leather Shop, and KFC when it was still here.

A private graveside service, where Gary will be laid to rest beside his parents, is being held on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, 11a.m. at Detroit Memorial Park, 25062 Plymouth Rd., Redford MI 48239.

REST in HEAVEN Clay, you will be greatly missed!

 St. Mary Men’s Club of Pinckney to hold country style breakfast Jan. 9

On Sunday, January 9th , St Mary Men’s Club in Pinckney will be holding its monthly Country Style Breakfast at the Parish located south of M-36 at 10601 Dexter Pinckney Road in Putnam Township. Breakfast is served 8:30 until 11am and is a free-will donation. Proceeds will be used to help support our St Mary School.

The menu includes: fried or scrambled eggs, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, French toast, pancakes, ham, pork sausage, homemade Breakfast Burritos, the “waffle station” as well as the new "Omelet Station"! For further information call Anna at Parish Office 734-878-3161

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Phillip E. Sober

Phillip E. Sober, 67 years of age, passed away December 9, 2021. He is survived by this loving wife, Kyle, of 44 years, 3 sons Ross Sober, Jacob (Jennifer) Sober, Nathan (Christine) Sober and 5 grand fur babies along with many loving family members. Phil was a dedicated family man. He enjoyed hunting, farming and was always eager to lend a helping hand. Phil retired from Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 333 in 2012. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to American Diabetes Association. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Herrmann Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at pjherrmannfuneralhome.com 

 Fowlerville 1st United Methodist Church holding ‘Longest Night Service’ Dec. 21

Fowlerville 1st United Methodist Church invites you to a ‘Longest Night Service’ this Tuesday, Dec 21, at 7pm.

Some of you might be wondering what the ‘Longest Night’ Service is?

This is the celebration of the light piercing our darkness, and God’s light coming to us to brighten our lives. It recognizes that the winter solstice (Dec 21) is the longest period of darkness for our part of the world.

The Christmas season is often marked by expressions of joy, excitement, and happiness. It’s a time for family to gather and for churches to worship pointing to the hope that is found in the coming of the Christ child. However, this service also recognizes the “darkness” that many people go through at this time of the year, things such as grief over the loss of a loved one, or illness, divorce, loss of a job, loss of a home and other things too numerous to mention. Having suffered loss such as this, it can be a difficult time for many of us.

If you find yourself longing for the light of a “new day” the light of Christ, you will not be alone as we share in the liturgy of prayer and reflection on the longest night of the year. Fowlerville 1st UMC is located at 201 S Second St. If you have questions, please contact the church office at 517-223-8824.

 Fowlerville District Library

Upcoming Events

New Extended Hours

Monday – Wednesday: 9:30 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 9:30 am to 9:00 pm

Friday: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

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For questions or more information on any of our materials or programs, email info@fowlervillelibrary.org or give us a call at (517) 223-9089.

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FAMILY TIME

Family Board Game Night

Monday, December 20, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Pizza and board games – we provide both! Meet up with friends and family at the library or make a new gaming friend here.

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ADULTS

Yoga with Belinda

Mondays, 10:00 am– 10:45 am

Get lean and mean with local yoga instructor Belinda Spalding. This class is for all levels, beginners are welcome! Bring bottled water and your yoga mat, or borrow one of our loaner mats.

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Appy Hour

Monday, December 27, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Did you get a perfectly confusing Christmas gift and need a little tech help? Drop in, and have Zoe answer basic tech questions or assist with issues on most digital devices.

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TEENS

Tabletop Wednesday

Wednesdays, 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Drop in and play your favorite tabletop RPGs. Play with your friends or have out teen librarian Connor run a one-shot. All are welcome, no registration required.

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FOR KIDS

Drop in with the kids for any of our revamped storytime programs – open to everyone!

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Preschool Storytime (ages 3 to 5 with caregiver)

10:00 am Tuesdays & Wednesdays

Join our wonderful Mrs. D. for engaging stories, sing-a-longs, neat crafts, finger plays, and so much more!

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Toddler Storytime (ages 1 to 3 with caregiver)

10:00 am Thursdays & Fridays

Get ready to move and groove with some funky tunes and stories with our dynamic youth librarian Storm.

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Baby Lap Sit (ages 0 to 2 with caregiver)

9:30 am Fridays

Come and make some new baby friends in this musical storytime led by Storm. Babies and their caregivers will socialize, sing songs, and play together.

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Facebook Live Storytime (ages 2 to 8)

12:00pmThursdays

Join LIVE on our Facebook page for this amazing program where kids can interact with Storm from home! Build some early literacy skills in your pajamas.

Saturday, December 11, 2021

 Kathryn L. Humrich

Kathryn L. Humrich, age 102, of Gregory, MI, passed away on December 5, 2021 at her home surrounded by family. Kathryn had a life well-lived for 102 years and brought joy to everyone who was lucky enough to meet her.

Her family called her the “miracle of 1919.” She was born at 1 lb and 10 oz. at home, and survived out of spunk.

She was born, raised, and passed away in Gregory. Kathryn was a member of the Plainfield Methodist Church. Her family was her biggest joy, and she dedicated her life to taking care of and spending time with them. She enjoyed cooking, baking, crocheting, reading, and working in her yard and garden, but her favorite pastime was traveling, whether it was just a visit to someone's house, or traveling all over the United States and to her favorite place, Manitoulin Island, Canada. She would say, “just let me get my hat.”

Kathryn is survived by her six children: Gary (Kathryn) Humrich, Larry (Lorraine) Humrich, Ronald (Lynda) Humrich, Linda (Robert) Vogel, Carol (Ralph) Goerge, and Elaine (Mike) Boyd; 21 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ralph W. Humrich; two great-grandsons, Benjermin Humrich and Shane Redford; and siblings: Daisie, Russell, and J.W. Roberts.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 from 6-8 p.m. at the Caskey-Mitchell Funeral Home. Funeral Services were held on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 12:00 p.m., at Plainfield United Methodist Church in Gregory, MI. Burial followed at Plainfield Cemetery.

Memorial may be made to the Plainfield United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Caskey-Mitchell Funeral Home, Stockbridge.

Patricia Sickles

Patricia Sickles

58 years of age

Birth date 9/23/63

Wings earned 12/07/2021 at St. Joseph Hospital Howell.

Patty was loved by all that met her and she never met anyone she didn't like, she was always loving and giving of herself. She was predeceased by her husband Dennis Sickles, her father Alfred Dexter Sr. and her niece Destiney Clark.

Patricia is survived by her mother Edna (Thomas) Dexter, mother-in-law Sharon Smith, sisters Tammy Vincent (Tim), Bessie Snider, Lorie Dexter, Tina Geller, and brother Alfred James Dexter Jr. (Kristin), brother-in-law Doug Sickles (Judie), and sister-in-law Debra Tripovich, along with many many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and lots of loving aunts and uncles.

Visitation will be held 10 am to 12 pm on Monday, Dec 13th, with service to follow at noon at Herrmann Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at pjherrmannfuneralhome.com 

 ‘Wreaths Across America’ planned at Greenwood Cemetery Saturday, Dec. 18

The Fowlerville Fourth of July Committee is proud to announce that they are sponsoring the 3rd Annual ‘Wreaths Across America’ on Saturday, Dec. 18, at the Greenwood Cemetery in Fowlerville.

The program will start at 12 noon, with the gates open at 11 a.m.. The noontime start will coincide with the ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and similar events at over 2,500 other cemeteries across the nation. Each ceremony is as varied as the men and women it honors with speakers, moving sentiments, pageantry and often music. One thing every ceremony has in common is the placing of wreaths on grave sites to honor those who have served, many offering the ultimate sacrifice while serving this nation.

The approximate hour-long ceremony in Fowlerville will feature remarks from State Senator Lana Theis, State Rep. Bob Bezotte, State Rep. Ann Bollin, and Fowlerville Village President Carol Hill.

The ceremony will be highlighted by the laying of wreaths for all of the military service branches, first responders, MIA/POWs, Gold Star families, and new this year Service Dogs.

There is no charge for this event. Veterans, their family and friends and the general public are all welcome to attend.

Brandon Denby, chairman of the Fowlerville 4th of July committee, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies and may be reached at (517) 546-0270, or by email @ BDenby@LivGov.com with questions.

 Williamston Eagles hosting Trivia Night Dec. 17 & Christmas music Dec. 19

Disc jockey Patrick Moore will be hosting Trivia Night on Friday, December 17th at the Williamston Eagles Club. After trivia Patrick will play tunes for dancing or karaoke. Registration begins at 6pm with play starting at 7pm. Cost is $10 a person with teams up to 6 people. Walk ins are welcome. If you don't have a team, you can join a table that night.

If you have any questions or to register early, contact Victoria Wygant at 517-648-8599. Food will be available to purchase. Doors open at 3pm. For questions call the club at 517-655-6510. Club is located at 835 High St in Williamston.

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Enjoy a night of music and festivities with Kathy Ford and Ricky Nalett and friends on Sunday, December 19th at the Williamston Eagles Club. Kathy and Ricky will be performing Christmas favorites and taking your requests from 5 until 8pm. Dance and sing along, or sit and enjoy the evening with friends. Everyone is welcome!

Food will be available to purchase. There will be a $5.00 per person requested donation to help cover costs, 12 and under are free. Table snacks provided. Wear your favorite Christmas attire and come down for some fun!

You can call the club at 517-655-6510 after 3 pm for more info. We would love to have you celebrate with us!

 United Way’s 28th Annual “Filling Wishes” Booklets               now available

The holidays are fast approaching and most of our local agencies are hard at work helping families, serving meals or ensuring their consumers are safe and warm. They are so busy doing their incredible work that we try to help get the word out about their needs for the next year.

Livingston County United Way’s 28th Annual “Filling Wishes” Booklet compiles “wish lists” each year from area nonprofit organizations. These local nonprofits spend all year ensuring the people they serve have everything they need to be healthy, stable and supported. Now it is their turn to share their own needs so any year-end giving can help them prepare to serve the community in 2022! The booklet, online at

lcunitedway.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Wishbook-2021.pdf, lists practical products and services, such as office supplies, equipment or gift cards, to help local organizations provide strong community programming, while offsetting operating costs. In some cases, quality “gently” used items can be donated such as office equipment, furniture or supplies.

You will also see a consistent need for volunteers, including Board members, to help support the programming in the community and lead the work being done. Your time is a valuable gift and makes a huge difference each year. Lastly, year-end tax deductions receipts can be given for contributed items.

For more information about the Livingston County United Way, local programs and initiatives, visit www.lcunitedway.org.

 Reindeer visit planned at Webberville Library this Wednesday, Dec. 15

Reindeer from Rooftop Landing Farm have been visiting the nine branches of the Capital Area District Libraries this month. They’ll be at the Webberville Library this Wednesday, Dec. 15, between 3:30 and 5 p.m.

Will it be Dasher or Dancer, Prancer or Vixen? Make a memory with your family when you meet a real reindeer!

Refreshments are being provided by the Friends of the Webberville Library.

 Crossroads United Methodist Church to hold Christmas Eve candlelight service

Celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ at Christmas Eve candlelight services Friday, December 24, at Crossroads United Methodist Church.

The service begins at 6 p.m. at the church, corner of Haslett and Zimmer roads east of Haslett and north of Williamston. Pastor Marty Johnston will lead readings and music that will end with the singing of “Silent Night” by candlelight. Coffee and cookies will be served following the service.

For details, please call the church at 517/655-1466, email at office.umccrossroads@gmail.com, or find the church on Facebook.

 Fowlerville District Library

Upcoming Events

New Extended Hours

Monday – Wednesday:  9:30 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday:  9:30 am to 9:00 pm

Friday:  9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday:  Closed

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For questions or more information on any of our materials or programs, email info@fowlervillelibrary.org or give us a call at (517) 223-9089.

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FAMILY TIME

Family Fun Storytime

Saturday, December 11 at 12:00 pm

Bring the family to enjoy a special storytime for all ages with Storm, featuring stories, games, and songs! No registration required, just stop in to join the fun.

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Christmas Theater Production

Saturday, December 11, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A special production courtesy of the Fowlerville Community Theater.

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Family Board Game Night

Monday, December 20, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Pizza and board games – we provide both! Meet up with friends and family at the library or make a new gaming friend here.

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ADULTS

Yoga with Belinda

Mondays, 10:00 am– 10:45 am

Get lean and mean with local yoga instructor Belinda Spalding. This class is for all levels, beginners are welcome! Bring bottled water and your yogamat, or borrow one of our loaner mats.

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Appy Hour

Monday, December 27, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Did you get a perfectly confusing Christmas gift and need a little tech help? Drop in, and have Zoe answer basic tech questions or assist with issues on most digital devices.

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TEENS

Tabletop Wednesday

Wednesdays, 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Drop in and play your favorite tabletop RPGs. Play with your friends or have out teen librarian Connor run a one-shot.

All are welcome, no registration required.

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FOR KIDS

Drop in with the kids for any of our revamped storytime programs – open to everyone!

Preschool Storytime (ages 3 to 5 with caregiver)

10:00 am Tuesdays & Wednesdays

Join our wonderful Mrs. D. for engaging stories, sing-a-longs, neat crafts, finger plays, and so much more!

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Toddler Storytime (ages 1 to 3 with caregiver)

10:00 am Thursdays & Fridays

Get ready to move and groove with some funky tunes and stories with our dynamic youth librarian Storm.

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Baby Lap Sit (ages 0 to 2 with caregiver)

9:30 am Fridays

Come and make some new baby friends in this musical storytime led by Storm. Babies and their caregivers will socialize, sing songs, and play together.

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Facebook Live Storytime (ages 2 to 8)

12:00pmThursdays

Join LIVE on our Facebook page for this amazing program where kids can interact with Storm from home! Build some early literacy skills in your pajamas.

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STEAM Unplugged (ages 6 -12)

Tuesday, December 14, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Stop in and take part in exciting STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) exercises, contraptions, and challenges.You won’t believe how fun learning can be.

Saturday, December 4, 2021

 Raymond & Judith Smith

After 62 years of marriage and partnership, Ray and Judy Smith left this world together this weekend. Judy, age 80 died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, followed by Ray, age 82 on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021—both at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI.

Ray and Judy were teenage sweethearts who met through 4-H. They enjoyed a long life raising four children on the family farm located in Howell, MI. They both enjoyed being involved in the community and traveling. Both Ray and Judy ran three different 4-H clubs. They were involved in the Livingston County Farmers Club, the Fowlerville Agricultural Society, the Historical Society, Saint Agnes Cathoic Church, Knights of Columbus and the Michigan State Fair as well as every endeavour their children or grandchildren were involved in. They spent many days and nights volunteering for horse shows, sporting events, and band concerts.

Ray and Judy enjoyed a terrific marriage. Ray enjoyed working outside on the farm. He loved teaching moments and enjoyed the opportunity to show young people how things worked. Judy loved arts and crafts. She taught many classes on baking and sewing. She also loved gardening. Together they enjoyed traveling. They spent many weekends camping with the family and took many trips around the country. They loved meeting new people and spending time with old friends.

They were preceded in death by Judy’s sister, Rose and Raymond’s brother, Ron. They are survived by four children, five grandchildren, nine siblings and many nieces and nephews.

Children: Cindy (Dave) Hroba, Gary (Dana) Smith, Jeanette Smith, Chris (Michelle) Smith.

Grandchildren: Rebecca, Meghan, Brayden, MaKayla and Lucas Smith.

Siblings: Walter (Susan) Cudnohufsky, Elaine (Dillard) Morris, Sharon (Bob) Finley, Fred (Jane) Cudnohufsky, Bill (Elizabeth) Cudnohufsky, JoAnn (Ed) Roulliard, Leon (Terry) Cudnohufsky, Theresa (Richard) Waters, and Donna (Ron) Smith.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Saint Agnes Church for Catholic Services.

Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 2nd at Saint Agnes Church in Fowlerville, MI. Viewing was held before the ceremony at the church from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to Herrmann Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at pjherrmannfuneralhome.com

 Henry Grady Dolan Jr.

Henry Grady Dolan Jr., age 78 of Fowlerville, MI, passed away on November 27, 2021.

The funeral service was held on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church with burial following at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation took place on Tuesday between 4:00 and 8:00 pm at Herrmann Funeral Home, with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m.

Henry was born in Harper Woods MI on December 16, 1942, the son of Henry Grady Dolan Sr. and Rose (Kolp) Dolan. He graduated from South Lyon High School in 1961 and married Barbara (Dickson) Dolan on November 17, 1962.

He was strong in his faith and a proud Knights of Columbus Council 8605 member.

Henry is survived by his son-in law Kurt Christenson and daughters Judi Dolan and Carol (Nelson) Root, along with his grandchildren Zak Richardson, Jeremy (Maarja) Christenson, Jenna Christenson, Brett Kennedy, Heather Ziegman and Holly (Greg) Campbell and 7 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Barbara Dolan and daughter Jean Christenson.

Arrangements entrusted to Herrmann Funeral Home, online condolences may be expressed at pjherrmannfuneralhome.com

Laura Louise Fryer

Laura Louise Fryer, age 67, of Fowlerville, passed away Sunday, November 21, 2021 after a brief illness. She was born January 15, 1954 in Detroit, the daughter of Raymond Francis and Betty (Robinson) Marsden.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Harold E. Fryer, whom she married on December 27, 1975 in Howell. Mother of Andrea Fryer of Florida, and grandmother of Kya Fryer. Also survived by her sisters Joan (David) Hawes, Nina Marsden and several nieces and nephews.

Laura enjoyed theater and arts programs, spending time on the water and going boating.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Burial will take place at the Great Lakes National Cemetery. Please feel free to visit Laura's online guestbook at www.watkinsfuneralhomes.com 

 Robert Lyle Stanley

Robert Lyle Stanley, age 82, of Whittemore, Michigan and formerly a resident of Webberville, Michigan, died on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Ascension St. Joseph Hospital in Tawas City, Michigan.

He was born the son of James and Vernie (Bergman) on November 12, 1939 in Terre Haute, Indiana. Robert proudly served in the United States Air Force as an Aircraft Mechanic. Robert worked for the Department of Transportation for the State of Michigan and retired after 30 years. He enjoyed spending time outside fishing and especially looked forward to the hunting season.

Robert is survived by his children: Kevin Stanley, Kim (Jason) Gaston and James Stanley, eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Ken Stanley.

Per his wishes, cremation has taken place and Robert will be laid to rest at the Great Lakes Nation Cemetery in Holly, Michigan. Condolences may be shared at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com

 Downtown Williamston to host Ladies Night Out this Thursday, Dec. 9 

Downtown Williamston Businesses are hosting t he 9th Annual Ladies’ Night Out this Thursday, Dec. 9 from 5:00-8:00pm

Enjoy an evening of fun, with great discounts being offered throughout downtown so get your girlfriends & family together and shop ~ eat ~ drink and be merry in Williamston!

Come out and support the small businesses. Your support makes this holiday season that much better for each of them. Please be sure to stop by each of these businesses and look for more businesses participating as you stroll downtown Williamston.

Check out our facebook page for Ladies’ Night Out deals. www.facebook.com/ladiesnightoutwilliamston

The Studio Shop

Vivee’s Floral Garden

        *Guest ~ Just Ware It! Jewelry, Karin Ware

        *Guest ~ Ann’s Cookie Jar, Ann Casper

Keller’s Plaza ~ Upstairs

        *The Artist Alcove

        *Michigan Lighthouse Gallery

        *Sweet Creations Chocolate

Fireworks Glass Studio

The Golden Dandelion – Upscale Resale

Tavern 109

Bigby Coffee

Spags Bar & Grill

 Webberville to celebrate Christmas with tree lighting, parade & Santa at fire hall

Webberville is celebrating Christmas this coming Saturday, Dec. 11.

The Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Village Park on Grand River starts things off at 6:30 p.m., followed by a Light Parade that will go through the Downtown from the Park to the Leroy Township Fire Hall—NIESA Station 62.

The Leroy Firefighters Association is hosting an open house at the fire hall from 7 to 9 p.m. Santa Claus will be present at that time, with goodie bags passed out to the children. Cookies and donuts will be served (donated by D & W Fresh Market), and the Webberville High School Choir will be singing carols.

‘Stuff the Bus’ for the food bank will be downtown during the Tree Lighting, accepting food and toy donations for local families. Anyone interested in placing an entry in the parade should contact the village office 517 521-3984.

 Reindeer visits planned at area branches of Capital Area District Libraries

Reindeer from Rooftop Landing Farm will be visiting the nine branches of the Capital Area District Libraries this month. These are the scheduled times at nearby CADL branches.

CADL Williamston

3845 Vanneter Road

Tuesday, Dec. 7 • 4:30– 6 p.m.

CADL Haslett

1590 Franklin Street

Tuesday, Dec. 7 • 6:30– 8 p.m.

CADL Stockbridge

200 Wood Street

Monday, Dec. 13 • 3:30– 5 p.m.

CADL Webberville

115 South Main Street

Wednesday, Dec. 15 • 3:30–5 p.m.

 Fowlerville District Library

Upcoming Events

New Extended Hours

Monday – Wednesday: 9:30 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 9:30 am to 9:00 pm

Friday: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

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For questions or more information on any of our materials or programs, email info@fowlervillelibrary.org or give us a call at (517) 223-9089.

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FOR KIDS

Drop in with the kids for any of our revamped storytime programs – open to everyone!

Preschool Storytime (ages 3 to 5 with caregiver)

10:00 am Tuesdays & Wednesdays

Join our wonderful Mrs. D. for engaging stories, sing-a-longs, neat crafts, finger plays, and so much more!

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Toddler Storytime (ages 1 to 3 with caregiver)

10:00 am Thursdays & Fridays

Get ready to move and groove with some funky tunes and stories with our dynamic youth librarian Storm.

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Baby Lap Sit (ages 0 to 2 with caregiver)

9:30 am Fridays

Come and make some new baby friends in this musical storytime led by Storm. Babies and their caregivers will socialize, sing songs, and play together.

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Facebook Live Storytime (ages 2 to 8)

12:00pm Thursdays

Join LIVE on our Facebook page for this amazing program where kids can interact with Storm from home! Build some early literacy skills in your pajamas.

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Kids Crafternoons (ages 6 -12)

Tuesday, December 7, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Come craft it upafter school with Miss Storm. This week she will help you create your own one-of-a-kind beaded snowflake. All supplies provided, just bring your hands!

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STEAM Unplugged (ages 6 -12)

Tuesday, December 14, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Stop in and take part in exciting STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) exercises, contraptions, and challenges.You won’t believe how fun learning can be.

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FAMILY TIME

Family Fun Storytime

Saturday, December 11 at 12:00 pm

What’s better than family and free? Come enjoy a special storytime for all ages with Storm, featuring stories, games, and songs! No registration required, just stop in to join the fun.

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Christmas Theater Production

Saturday, December 11, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A special production courtesy of the Fowlerville Community Theater.

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Family Board Game Night

Monday, December 20, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Pizza and board games – we provide both! Meet up with friends and family at the library or meet new friends here.

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TEENS

Tabletop Wednesday

Wednesdays, 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Drop in and play your favorite tabletop RPGs. Play with your friends or have out teen librarian Connor run a one-shot.

All are welcome, no registration required.

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ADULTS

Yoga with Belinda

Mondays, 10:00 am– 10:45 am

Learn to strengthen and promote flexibility with local instructor Belinda Spalding. This class is for all levels, beginners are welcome! Bring bottled water and a mat. We have extra mats to loan– don’t let that be your excuse to miss this wonderful class.

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Appy Hour

Monday, December 27, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Need help using Overdrive, checking out TikTok, or flummoxed by your new phone? Drop in, and have Zoe answer basic tech questions or assist with issues on those newfangled digital devices.

* * *

Monthly Cardmaking

Thursday, December 9, 6:30 pm

Join Card Queen Mary to create four stunning Christmas themed cards. All supplies included, guaranteed hands-on fun. Classes fill up fast, call to reserve your spot.

Registration required.

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Lois Ann Clayton

Lois Ann Clayton, age 63, passed away Sunday, November 7, 2021, at her residence after an extended illness. She was born August 9, 1958, in Royal Oak, the daughter of Cecil and Shirley (Henderson) Wade.

Lois worked as a nursing aide and caregiver.

She is survived by her children: Sabrina Musko, Shane Truss, Matthew Sadler and Brandon Burgett. Also survived by 6 grandchildren, sister Alberta Higgins and brother John Wade. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband Fred Clayton.

Memorial services will be announced at a future date. Please feel free to visit Lois’s online guestbook at www.watkinsfuneralhomes.com, MacDonald Chapel. 

 Fowlerville to celebrate Christmas in the ‘Ville this coming Saturday, Dec. 4

Fowlerville residents, along with visitors from other communities, will be celebrating Christmas in the Ville this coming Saturday,   Dec. 4.

Many of the traditional offerings are planned during the day, including the balloon flights (weather permitting), Breakfast with St. Nick at St. Agnes Catholic Church, a Soup Lunch, Cookie Walk & Storytime at St. John’s Lutheran Church, the Scavenger Hunt, the Chili Dinner at the Fire Hall, the Chicken Dinner at the First United Methodist Church, Reading in the Window at Chase Bank’s lobby, the ‘Dashing Through the Snow’ 5K Run/Walk, the appearance of Santa’s reindeer in the library parking lot, and Ornament Making at Kodet’s Hardware.

Also planned are craft making and face painting at the Library, a toy train display and Warming Hut at First Baptist Church, a Christmas Market Tent with area vendors, hay rides, an ice sculptor in front of Edward Jones, the United Brethren Choir performing at the Main 4 at 3:30 p.m., a Popcorn Booth at Harmon Real Estate, a Hot Cocoa Bar at White Barn Designs, and s’mores at both the Baptist Church and in front of Aleta’s Flower Shop.

Torch 180 will be selling food and refreshments all day, Whenever Weiners will have their hotdog stand near the Downtown, pictures can be taken with Olaf at 2 p.m. and with Buddy the Elf at 4:30 p.m., a free book give-away will be take place in front of the State Farm Insurance building, a Block Party with musical entertainment and Tony’s Dog at 103 W. Grand River, and Christmas movies put on by the library inside the Baptist Church.

Special highlights are the Dueling Pianos who will once again be performing at the Main 4 Corners, starting at 4 p.m., a Visit with Santa Claus from 3-5 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. at the Fire Hall, and the Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting at 6 p.m. Rhonda Callahan, co-founder and president of Torch 180 is serving as the parade Grand Marshal.

For a complete schedule and map of activities, check the Schedule of Events on page 15 of this issue.

 Webberville United Methodist to hold Cookie & Candy Walk

The Webberville United Methodist Church, located at 4215 E. Holt Rd., is having a Cookie & Candy Walk on Saturday, Dec.11, from 8:00 to 10:00 AM. Price is $6 per pound. Jams, jellies and Rada knives will also be available for purchase. Customers must wear masks and plastic gloves will be provided. A great opportunity to buy Christmas treats and gifts.

 Meals on Wheels seeking volunteer drivers to make deliveries

The Meals on Wheels program needs volunteers in Fowlerville. We would love the opportunity for you to be part of our team. This is a commitment of 1-2 hours of your time as little or as often as your schedule will allow. Once a month, once a week, temporary, or on a continuous basis. Delivering meals to homebound seniors is a very rewarding experience.

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED! Come be part of our team.

For more information, please call Lucy @ 810-632-2155 or email info@lwmow.org

 Howell United Methodist Women holding Christmas bazaar Dec. 11

The United Methodist Women of the Howell First United Methodist Church will present "Holly Treats and Crafts" on Saturday, Dec. 11, 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. The event will feature a Cookie Walk, homemade crafts, caramel corn as well as their traditional peanut brittle.The Noel CafĂ© will be open for breakfast and lunch.

The church is located at 1230 Bower Street in Howell, across from Northwest School.

 Fowlerville District Library

Upcoming Events

New Extended Hours

Monday – Wednesday: 9:30 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 9:30 am to 9:00 pm

Friday: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

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For questions or more information on any of our materials or programs, email info@fowlervillelibrary.org or give us a call at (517) 223-9089.

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FOR KIDS

Drop in with the kids for any of our revamped storytime programs – open to everyone!

Preschool Storytime (ages 3 to 5 with caregiver)

10:00 am Tuesdays & Wednesdays

Join our wonderful Mrs. D. for engaging stories, sing-a-longs, neat crafts, finger plays, and so much more!

* * *

Toddler Storytime (ages 1 to 3 with caregiver)

10:00 am Thursdays & Fridays

Get ready to move and groove with some funky tunes and stories with our dynamic youth librarian Storm.

* * *

Baby Lap Sit (ages 0 to 2 with caregiver)

9:30 am Fridays

Come and make some new baby friends in this musical storytime led by Storm. Babies and their caregivers will socialize, sing songs, and play together.

* * *

Facebook Live Storytime (ages 2 to 8)

12:00pm Thursdays

Join LIVE on our Facebook page for this amazing program where kids can interact with Storm from home! Build some early literacy skills in your pajamas.

* * *

Kids Crafternoons (ages 6 -12)

Tuesday, December 7, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Come craft it upafter school with Miss Storm. This week she will help you create your own one-of-a-kind beaded snowflake. All supplies provided, just bring your hands!

* * *

STEAM Unplugged (ages 6 -12)

Tuesday, December 14, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Stop in and take part in exciting STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) exercises, contraptions, and challenges.You won’t believe how fun learning can be.

* * *

FAMILY TIME

Christmas in the Ville at the Library!

Saturday, December 4, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Winter’s coming – be prepared. Join Zoe for a fun gigantic paper snowflake craft to kick off everyone’s favorite season. All ages welcome, all supplies included. Registration required.

* * *

Family Fun Storytime

Saturday, December 11 at 12:00 pm

What’s better than family and free? Come enjoy a special storytime for all ages with Storm, featuring stories, games, and songs! No registration required, just stop in to join the fun.

* * *

Christmas Theater Production

Saturday, December 11, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A special production courtesy of the Fowlerville Community Theater.

* * *

Family Board Game Night

Monday, December 20, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Pizza and board games – we provide both! Meet up with friends and family at the library or meet new friends here.

* * *

TEENS

Tabletop Wednesday

Wednesdays, 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Drop in and play your favorite tabletop RPGs. Play with your friends or have out teen librarian Connor run a one-shot.

All are welcome, no registration required.

* * *

NaNoWriMo Writing

Mondays in November, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

November is National Novel Writing Month. Celebrate with a group of supportive fellow teen writers every Monday in November! Meet, write, discuss, snack.

* * *

ADULTS

Yoga with Belinda

Mondays, 10:00 am– 10:45 am

Learn to strengthen and promote flexibility with local instructor Belinda Spalding. This class is for all levels, beginners are welcome! Bring bottled water and a mat. We have extra mats to loan– don’t let that be your excuse to miss this wonderful class.

* * *

Appy Hour

Monday, December 27, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Need help using Overdrive, checking out TikTok, or flummoxed by your new phone? Drop in, and have Zoe answer basic tech questions or assist with issues on those newfangled digital devices.

* * *

Monthly Cardmaking

Thursday, December 9, 6:30 pm

Join Card Queen Mary to create four stunning Christmas themed cards. All supplies included, guaranteed hands-on fun. Classes fill up fast, call to reserve your spot.

Registration required.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

 Marjorie Linebaugh

Marjorie Ann McElwee Linebaugh of Traverse City and formerly of Fowlerville passed away on Friday, October 29, 2021 at the Pavilions in Traverse City, Mi. She was 94 years old.

Marjorie was born in Royal Oak, Michigan on January 27, 1927 to Richard Gilbert McElwee and Ruby Irene Calkins McElwee. Marjorie married William Richard Linebaugh on June 18, 1949 at the Kirk in the Hills in Bloomfield Hills, Mi. William preceded Marjorie in death in 2015 after 66 years of marriage.

Marjorie graduated second in her class in 1945 from Dondero High School in Royal Oak, Mi. She then attended Michigan State University and graduated with a double major of English and Journalism and a double minor of German and Literature in 1949.

Marjorie and Bill lived an “exciting life” as Marge often described it beginning in a little bungalow in Southfield, Michigan. Four years later the couple bought an 80 acre farm in Fowlerville, Michigan. It was in the Fowlerville School District that they began their teaching careers for the next 18 years. In 1969 Bill accepted a job teaching at Ferris State College and the couple moved their family to Evart, Michigan. While living in Evart, Marge taught English and Journalism in the Evart Schools until 1987 when the couple both retired. Following retirement, they made their final move to Traverse City.

Marge found such joy in life and particularly in the outdoors which she called her “playground.” She was continually involved in serving our Savior in church, making quilts for her family, providing extra help for children who were behind in school, solving crossword puzzles, reading newspapers and novels, playing all kinds of board games, writing poetry, painting beautiful watercolors, sailing on The Marjorie Ann throughout Traverse Bay, taking long walks, listening to music in the afternoons, and dancing with the love of her life, Bill.

She is survived by five children: Karl (Cindy) Linebaugh of Stanwood, Susan (Charles) Chapel of Fenton, Marshall Linebaugh of Vicksburg, Melodie (Pam) Linebaugh of Buckley, and Amy (Craig) Wilber of Evart.

Also surviving are 11 grandchildren: Kristin (Matt) Schultz, Melinda Linebaugh, Jonathan (Brooke) Chapel, Jeffrey (Michelle) Chapel, Austin (Molly) Linebaugh, Taylor (Ashley) Linebaugh, Audrey (Alec) Sadowski, William Walters, Jenuine Walters, Jillian (Korey) Carmichael, and Katie (Justin) Hatchew.

Also surviving are 21 great grandchildren: Mila and Conlan Schultz; Reid and Miles Smith, Greenlee, Cruze, Charlotte, Park Chapel; Bryler, Aubrey Chapel; Eli Linebaugh; Mackenzie, Cadence, Jordan Linebaugh; Leigha Jo, Josh, Blake Walters; Layla Walters and Sandra Carmichael; Lilly and Michael Hatchew.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her brother Richard Lee McElwee

Funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, November 6 at the Grawn United Methodist Church in Grawn, Michigan with Reverend Sean Barton officiating.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made payable to The Grand Traverse Pavilions of Traverse City or the Alzheimer’s Association and mailed to the Burkholder Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 38, 211 North Pine Street, McBain, Michigan 49657. Thoughts and prayers may be left at www.burkholderfamilyfuneralhome.com

 Robert Alan Maxwell

Robert Alan Maxwell (AKA Bubba Maxwell), age 55, passed away on November 12, 2021, following injuries sustained in an auto accident. Robert leaves behind his son Joseph Maxwell, his long-time girlfriend Lisa Lane and her children: Nicole (Johnny) Wilson, Kayli (Ryan) Jennings and Jordan Lane. He was known as Papa Robby to all seven of his grandchildren: Devin, Jayden, Carter, Makenzie, Averi, Paisley and Everly and loved them dearly.

Robert also leaves behind his mother Doris Maxwell, brother Donald Maxwell, sister Roxie Batterson, sister Dixie (Jim) Rudnicki, brother Ron (Katrina) Maxwell and brother John (Roxanne) Maxwell and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Maxwell.

Robert was a roofer his entire life, working for Local #70 until he retired a few years ago and went on his own to be self-employed as a roofer and jack of all trades.

He enjoyed anything outdoors, especially fishing and being on the river. He and Lisa enjoyed camping every spring and summer. He was a story teller and loved to tell his stories, repeatedly. He had the gift to gab and could talk the ear off anyone.

He loved spending time with his many friends and was the life of the party.

To know Robert was to love Robert. He will be deeply missed and forever in our hearts.

Visitation took place Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m., with the Funeral held Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 11:00 a.m. at Herrmann Funeral Home. A private burial took place on Thursday at Webberville Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the family at https://gofund.me/5c067977 Online condolences may be expressed at pjherrmannfuneralhome.com

 St. Agnes Catholic Church Upcoming Events

Meijer Garden Christmas Trees Bus Trip

Friday, December 3, leaving St. Agnes at 9:30 am and returning at 4:30 pm. You will be on your own for lunch and you may purchase food at Meijer Gardens. Please prepay $45 which includes the bus ride and admission. If you wish to take the tram it will be an additional $4. We must have 12 more participants by November 22 or we will have to cancel.

Bottle Drive

Saturday, December 4, from 10 am to noon bring your bottles and cans to the back of the parking lot. All proceeds will go to the renovation of the rectory.

JOY Group (Just Older Youth) Bingo

This FREE event for seniors offers breakfast and bingo with prizes on Tuesday, Dec. 7 from 10 am to noon. Call Tina Johnston at 517 223 8684 to sign up.

 St. John’s Episcopal Church offering Winter Clothes Closet

St. John’s Episcopal Church is offering a Winter Clothes Closet every Sunday from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Items are free.

The church is located at 504 Prospect St., Howell.

 Friends of Webberville Library holding Gloves, Mittens, Hats & Scarves Drive

The Friends of the Webberville Library is holding their annual Children's Gloves, Mittens, Hats & Scarves Drive on Nov. 27 thru Dec. 15. All donations will be given to the Webberville Area Food and Clothing Bank.

You may bring your new items to the library during the following times: Monday and Wednesday 10 to 6; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 2 to 6; Saturday 10 to 1.Your donations will help some Webberville area children stay warm through this winter.

 Fowlerville District Library

Upcoming Events

New Extended Hours

Monday – Wednesday: 9:30 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 9:30 am to 9:00 pm

Friday: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

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For questions or more information on any of our materials or programs, email info@fowlervillelibrary.org or give us a call at (517) 223-9089.

* * *

FOR KIDS

Drop in with the kids for any of our revamped storytime programs – open to everyone!

Preschool Storytime (ages 3 to 5 with caregiver)

10:00 am Tuesdays & Wednesdays

Join our wonderful Mrs. D. for engaging stories, sing-a-longs, neat crafts, finger plays, and so much more!

* * *

Toddler Storytime (ages 1 to 3 with caregiver)

10:00 am Thursdays & Fridays

Get ready to move and groove with some funky tunes and stories with our dynamic youth librarian Storm.

* * *

Baby Lap Sit (ages 0 to 2 with caregiver)

9:30 am Fridays

Come and make some new baby friends in this musical storytime led by Storm. Babies and their caregivers will socialize, sing songs, and play together.

* * *

Facebook Live Storytime (ages 2 to 8)

12:00pm Thursdays

Join LIVE on our Facebook page for this amazing program where kids can interact with Storm from home! Build some early literacy skills in your pajamas.

* * *

Kids Crafternoons (ages 6 -12)

Tuesday, December 7, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Come craft it upafter school with Miss Storm. This week she will help you create your own one-of-a-kind beaded snowflake. All supplies provided, just bring your hands!

* * *

STEAM Unplugged (ages 6 -12)

Tuesday, December 14, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Stop in and take part in exciting STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) exercises, contraptions, and challenges.You won’t believe how fun learning can be.

* * *

FAMILY TIME

Christmas in the Ville at the Library!

Saturday, December 4, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Winter’s coming – be prepared. Join Zoe for a fun gigantic paper snowflake craft to kick off everyone’s favorite season. All ages welcome, all supplies included. Registration required.

* * *

Family Fun Storytime

Saturday, December 11 at 12:00 pm

What’s better than family and free? Come enjoy a special storytime for all ages with Storm, featuring stories, games, and songs! No registration required, just stop in to join the fun.

* * *

Christmas Theater Production

Saturday, December 11, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A special production courtesy of the Fowlerville Community Theater.

* * *

Family Board Game Night

Monday, December 20, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Pizza and board games – we provide both! Meet up with friends and family at the library or meet new friends here.

* * *

TEENS

Tabletop Wednesday

Wednesdays, 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Drop in and play your favorite tabletop RPGs. Play with your friends or have out teen librarian Connor run a one-shot.

All are welcome, no registration required.

* * *

NaNoWriMo Writing

Mondays in November, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

November is National Novel Writing Month. Celebrate with a group of supportive fellow teen writers every Monday in November! Meet, write, discuss, snack.

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Magic the Gathering Draft

Saturday, November 27, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Saturday, December 4, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Connor’s free MTG booster draft. Assemble decks,

challenge other participants, win prizes, and take home

the cards you open! The best deal in town. Drop in,

or pre-register to hold a guaranteed spot.

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ADULTS

Yoga with Belinda

Mondays, 10:00 am– 10:45 am

Learn to strengthen and promote flexibility with local instructor Belinda Spalding. This class is for all levels, beginners are welcome! Bring bottled water and a mat. We have extra mats to loan– don’t let that be your excuse to miss this wonderful class.

* * *

Appy Hour

Monday, November 22, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Monday, December 27, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Need help using Overdrive, checking out TikTok, or flummoxed by your new phone? Drop in, and have Zoe answer basic tech questions or assist with issues on those newfangled digital devices.

* * *

Monthly Cardmaking

Thursday, December 9, 6:30 pm

Join Card Queen Mary to create four stunning Christmas themed cards. All supplies included, guaranteed hands-on fun. Classes fill up fast, call to reserve your spot.

Registration required.

Saturday, November 13, 2021

 Willabelle “Willie” Holmes

Willabelle “Willie” Holmes, 102, of Denton, TX, passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 24, 2021. She was born on May 7, 1919 in Unadilla Township, Michigan to Carl and Emily (Fineout) Lillywhite.

Willie was a caring, happy soul who was interested in everyone she met. She loved to dance and met her husband, Riby, on the dance floor. They continued to dance for 67 years and loved teaching others to dance, especially square dancing. They also loved traveling and visited many states and countries during their time together. She worked as a receptionist in several physician’s offices in Fowlerville, Michigan until she retired. Riby and Willie moved from Fowlerville to Denton, TX in 2000 to be near their daughter, Cheryl.

She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Holmes Aldridge and her husband, Ronald, of Denton, two grandchildren, Danielle Aldridge and Michelle Aldridge Morris and Michelle’s husband, Todd and three great-grandchildren, Sydney, Kaili and Jackson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her mother and father, sisters, Eudora Smith and Mary Jean Gonshorowski and brother Sherman Lillywhite.

A memorial service will be held at Argyle United Methodist Church in Argyle, Texas on Monday, November 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to either of the

two churches listed below:

Argyle United Methodist Church

9033 Fort Worth Street

Argyle, TX 76226

940-464-1333

www.argyleumc.org/give

or

Fowlerville UMC

201 S 2nd St,

Fowlerville, MI 48836

517-223-8824

fowlervillefumc.org

The service will also be live streamed for those who

are unable to attend in person. Please click on the

following link:

https://vimeo.com/644479295/7fa2d110b5

Cards of condolence can be mailed to:

Cheryl Aldridge

500 Seville Rd.

Denton, TX 76205

 George Robert Hogg

George Robert Hogg, age 70, passed away Thursday, October 28, 2021 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

George was born in Detroit, Michigan. He grew up in Fowlerville, Michigan and graduated from Fowlerville High School.

George served in the United States Army for 26 years and fought in many of the wars and conflicts from Vietnam through Desert Storm. He retired May 5, 1995. He then moved to Cadiz, Kentucky.

Surviors include his wife, Phayne Freeman; his mother: Emilie Hogg; brothers: John Hogg, Gordon (Cheryline) Hogg, and Carl Hogg; and sisters: Elizabeth Hogg, Emilie Suzanne (Jake) Garrido, and Mary Hogg.

George was preceded in death by his father, George Hogg, and his sister, Helen Gladfelter.

 Norman James Allison

Norman James Allison died peacefully on November 4, 2021. He was born on September 16, 1931 to James and Mamie Allison of Fowlerville. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Wendy Reed and granddaughter Sarah Smith earlier this summer. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Barbara, his daughter Lindy Smith (James), grandchildren Brent Beebe (Amy), Aaron Smith, Allison Jagow (Alan), Tara Jueckstock and Jeri Presiozo-Evans. Great grandchildren Ava, Ethan and Gavin Beebe, Hazel, Dayla and Harper Smith, Spencer Presiozo, Tyler Presiozo and Rowan Jagow.

Norman served in the Korean War from 1952-1954 as a radio operator and worked for the Grand Trunk Railroad for 43 years. He was a collector of military artifacts and was focused on anything historical. His greatest love was for his family.

A memorial gathering was held on Sunday, November 7, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to Noon at St. Johns Lutheran Church, with visitation held at Herrmann Funeral on Sunday from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Burial followed at Greenwood Cemetery on Monday, November 8, at 10:00 a.m. with Military Honors. Arrangements entrusted to Herrmann Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at pjherrmannfuneralhome.com

 Tara Hamed

Tara Kathrine Hamed passed away on Halloween Day October 31, 2021 at her home in Park Hills MO. She was born on Thanksgiving Day November 24, 1971, at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn MI, to Joanna and Sam Hamed.

Tara loved life, reading, gardening, hunting and cooking. Moving out to Fowlerville in her teens, she found plenty of space in the countryside between her parent’s horse farm and her different locations of living in Fowlerville to do just that, enjoy life. Her green thumb brought forth a continuous flow of fresh fruit and vegetables and, along with her hunting, the meals she loved to cook were mouthwatering. Family gatherings were large, and she enjoyed preparing the food to feed the many.

Throughout her life she traveled many paths but always made it back to Fowlerville where she felt the most comfortable and called home. She loved working with rescue horses whether it was helping in the barn or exercising the horses. She had fondness of all animals and they related to her. She had always been at her best when it came to helping and caring for an animal.

Tara in her prime when life was good, she had a sweet gentle loving nature always there for you and willing to step up whenever asked. A hard worker and loving daughter and mother. A car accident left her in her final years suffering in pain from a back injury. A botched surgery made it impossible for her to continue enjoying the country life as she loved. She moved to Missouri with hopes of finding a path to start new; unfortunately that path was no longer available and her last couple of years she lived in total pain. She is now free of that pain and in a better place. We are saying goodbye to a beautiful woman that was taken to early in life. R.I. P.

Tara was survived by her three children: Gabriella (Gabby) Marie Howes Franka, Jacob (Jake) Edward Hicks and Elbee Katrine Chora; her mother: Joanna Goodall; brothers: Sam and Mustafa Hamed; sister: Domenica Krayewski, along with her two favorite girls, granddaughters: Emery Kathryn and Nova Rae Franka. She would be challenged by Emery nightly at chess. Her last days were happy ones, shared with her granddaughters thanks to the internet.

She was preceded in death by her father Saad (Sam) Hamed

The family has decided to cremate Tara and hold a service later; notification will be sent. A tree with be planted and dedicated to her and a portion of her ashes will be laid to rest alongside of the tree so that she can continue to flourish as the tree grows. Herrmann Funeral Home in Fowlerville were entrusted to bring her home to Fowlerville and handle all the arrangements.

Please do not send flowers, instead visit the following website where you will be able to make comments, sharepictures, say goodbye, and help us keep her memory alive a while longer. Visit : https://www.facebook.com/1st2go/

Ethel (Warren) Frazier

Ethel (Warren) Frazier, 93 years old of Howell, Michigan passed away November 1, 2021. She was born September 11, 1928 in Wolverine, Michigan to William Warren and Ramsay (McLeod) Warren. Ethel grew up on the family homestead farm in northern Michigan. She was the 5th child in a sibship of 6. Ethel was shaped by close family ties, love for her family and the very hard work required of all on the farm. She also shared stories of the many happy times skiing, tobogganing, 4-H and dances at the Grange Hall with family and friends.

She met her husband Burnie Frazier when she was 16 and he was 17. They had very little time together before Burnie was sent off for duty in WWII. They married two years later in October of 1946 soon after Burnie returned from the war.

Ethel will be remembered by those who knew and loved her as a kind and generous person. Especially hard working, and always willing to help others. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She loved nothing better than cooking meals and baking for those she loved. She was famous for her chocolate chip cookies and amazing dinner rolls. Ethel never attended a family gathering without bringing an array of good things to eat. At Christmas we all received a huge platter of her specially selected cookies.

Throughout Ethel’s life she found many things that brought her happiness. There were two things that stood out. She possessed a deep love of nature and the outdoors. Walking and hiking in the woods and on nature trails brought her joy. Observing the trees, birds and woodland animals, looking for morel mushrooms all brought her a deep sense of pleasure and contentment. The other pleasure was listening to Burnie and her brother Fred play their country music. Ethel held a deep love of country music.

Ethel is preceded in death by her husband Burnie and three of her siblings. Ethel will be missed by her children Dawn (Terry) Riddle and Scott (Laura) Frazier. She is also survived by three grandsons: Erik Frazier, Chad (Beth) Frazier and Ian (Melissa) Riddle and four lovely great granddaughters Paige, Grace, Isabella and Olivia. Ethel will be missed by her two surviving sisters Wilma Viau and Rose Jones, as well as nieces and nephews and many friends.

A private service has been held with the immediate family. A memorial was held on Wednesday, November 10th at Noon at Herrmann Funeral Home.. A video of the service is available at the Herrmann Funeral Home Facebook site. Donations in Ethel’s memory can be made to:

 American Legion Post 141

3265 W Grand River

Howell, MI 48855 

 Kathy Ford and Friends to entertain at Williamston Eagles on Dec. 5

Kathy Ford and Friends will be our entertainers at the Williamston Eagles Club as Jack Clarkson heads to Texas for the winter. Join us on Sunday, December 5th for an afternoon of fun! Kathy has been playing for over 25 years and is well known for her music.

We ask for $5.00 cover charge to help with costs, which includes snacks and coffee or tea. Food is also available to purchase. Doors open at 3pm, music starts at 5pm and continues until 8pm. Bring your friends for an afternoon of music and dancing, or sit and enjoy the show.

Watch the newspaper in December for details about our December 19th, Kathy Ford and Friends Christmas Party. The Eagles Club is located at 835 High Street in Williamston. Please call 517-655-6510 if you have any questions.

 Webberville FFA holding annual Fruit, Nut & Candy Sale

Webberville FFA is holding its annual Fruit, Nut, and Candy Sale. Members and boosters participate in the sale to raise money to fund FFA-sponsored events. This year's sale includes gift baskets and trays perfect for the holidays. The sale will feature meats, cheeses, fruits, nuts, and candies.

The sale is through November 22 with delivery the week of December 6.

Contact an FFA member for additional information or call 517-521-3447 at extension 7961. You can also order on Webberville FFA`s Facebook page or email- ffa@webbervilleschools.org

 St. Agnes Catholic Upcoming Events

Meijer Garden Christmas Trees Bus Trip

Friday, December 3, leaving St. Agnes at 9:30 am and returning at 4:30 pm. You will be on your own for lunch and you may purchase food at Meijer Gardens. Please prepay $45 which includes the bus ride and admission. If you wish to take the tram it will be an additional $4. We must have enough participants by November 18 or we will have to cancel.

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Bottle Drive

Saturday, December 4, from 10 am to noon bring your bottles and cans to the back of the parking lot. All proceeds will go to the renovation of the rectory.

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JOY Group (Just Older Youth) Bingo

This FREE event for seniors offers breakfast and bingo with prizes on Tuesday, Dec. 7 from 10 am to noon. Call Tina Johnston at 517 223 8684 to sign up.

 Fantasy of Art Fine Art Show being held at Historic Opera House Nov. 26-27

The Livingston Fine Art Association presents the Fantasy of Art Fine Art Show Nov. 26-27 at the Howell Historic Opera House. Times are Friday 3-9pm and Saturday 10am-6pm.

There will be about 20 local artists displaying and selling their work. All mediums will be represented. There is no admission charge.

Come and meet the artists and find the perfect Christmas gift. For more information visit http://www.lfaaofmi.com or find us on facebook.

Hot air balloons, plus much more on tap for upcoming Christmas in the Ville

Hot air balloons, including “Pigasus”, plus much more are on tap for the upcoming Christmas in theVille taking place in Fowlerville on Saturday, Dec. 4.

After being cancelled last year due to COVID-19 public health restrictions that were in place, the community event is back in full swing.

Many of the traditional offerings are planned during the day, including the balloon flights (weather permitting), Breakfast with St. Nick at St. Agnes Catholic Church, a Soup Lunch, Cookie Walk & Storytime at St. John’s Lutheran Church, the Scavenger Hunt, the Chili Dinner at the Fire Hall, the Chicken Dinner at the First United Methodist Church, Reading in the Window at Chase Bank’s lobby, the ‘Dashing Through the Snow’ 5K Run/Walk, and Ornament Making at Kodet’s Hardware.

Also planned are craft making and Christmas movies at the Library, a toy train display and Warming Hut at First Baptist Church, a Christmas Market Tent, hay rides, an ice sculptor in front of Edward Jones, the United Brethren Choir performing at the Main 4 and a Popcorn Booth at Harmon Real Estate.

Special highlights are the Dueling Pianos who will once again be performing at the Main 4 Corners, starting at 4 p.m., a Visit with Santa Claus from 3-5 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. at the Fire Hall, and the Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting at 6 p.m. Rhonda Callahan, co-founder and president of Torch 180 is serving as the parade Grand Marshal.

There’s several more activities planned during the afternoon, so check the Schedule of Events in the Fowlerville News & Views’ Nov. 28th issue, at www.christmasintheville.com or on promtional literature available at stores and public places in town.