BC-MI--Michigan Weekend Exchange Digest, MI
AP-Michigan stories for the weekend of July 15 and July 16. Members using Exchange stories should retain the bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact the desk at 313-259-0650.
For use Sunday, July 15, and thereafter.
COLUMBUS TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Married for 51 years, Ron and Donna Stahl often took young people fishing at the ponds on their 150-acre property in Columbus Township. But about two years ago, they began upgrading their facilities to host larger groups and improve the quality of the experience. Happy Day Fishing Camp offers free fishing excursions to children with special circumstances. This could mean foster kids, children with special needs or children who are missing a parent. By Jeremy Ervin, The Times Herald. SENT IN ADVANCE: 443 words.
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GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — A new Coast Guard Chief has started in Grand Haven. Justin Olson, after four years as station chief in Grand Haven, has been transferred to the same post in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Taking his place is Master Chief Kirk McKay, who served as station chief in Grand Haven the four years prior to Olson’s arrival. By Matt DeYoung, Grand Haven Tribune. SENT IN ADVANCE: 714 words.
For use Monday, July 16, and thereafter.
HOWELL TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Howell Township miniature train enthusiast has spent countless hours over the last six years building an 800-foot track for his collection of rideable gas-powered miniature engines, train cars and cabooses. The track, which Dan Kalis, 30, built in the front and back yards of his parents’ home where he lives, is not technically open to the public. However, he said he is more than happy to offer train rides to people who are interested. By Jennifer Timar, Livingston Daily Press & Argus. SENT IN ADVANCE: 721 words.
DETROIT — Taken from tenement houses, or row houses, researchers and historians use remnants from archaeological digs spanning 11 years to create a picture of the lives of Detroit workers. Now, as the Corktown neighborhood braces for a dramatic transformation with the entry of Ford Motor Co. reviving Michigan Central Depot, experts hope not only to preserve the past but to learn from it. By Caroline Blackmon, Detroit Free Press. SENT IN ADVANCE: 723 words.