LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Concerns regarding the village
Three concerns I have after going around the village the last few years.
Number One –The recycle center on Bridge Street is the worst/dirtiest in the area. When it rains you either need boots or have to tip toe in from the street to avoid the puddles. When it is dry you need your N95 to keep from choking on the dust. Can’t this site at least be graded and treated with dust control?
Number Two – The Island House Property has trees growing next to the foundation and has four steps leading to the bridge that need replacement. Isn’t the village still respo sible for the grounds?
Number Three – The cross walks need painting. They needed painting two years ago. They needed paint last year. Was told there was no paint available. They still need painting this year. Other towns don’t seem to have any trouble getting paint.
At one time or another, all of the above have been brought up to either current or past staff and Village Council, but more important if anybody was looking, these problems would just be self-evident and this letter wouldn’t be needed.
Coalition For The Responsible
Elk Rapids girls soccer an inspiration!
Having watched last night’s semifinal against Hudsonville Unity Christian, I came away really pleased and extremely proud. The Elks battled for 80 minutes against a very talented opponent, despite giving up three early goals in 90-degree heat. Our team represented Elk Rapids in every positive way possible. The game was played at a fast pace, high skill and very physical, but foul free. Goalie play was exceptional, defense was great, and we still presented an offensive threat throughout the whole game. Gabby’s goal was terrific, Kendal and Lauren had their chances against a very good HUC defense. HUC, no doubt the best team we played all year. (Sorry TCW.)
The whole community should be extremely proud of our team’s grit, determination, skill, and character. A big thank you to all the players, coaches, parents, and even the fans for representing Elk Rapids in such a positive manner. Go Elks!!! Congrats and best wishes to all.
PS. HUC has 220 more students and has 10 championship trophies in 14 finals. I like their chances against Williamston in the finals on Saturday.
Thank you to all the emergency crews, the sheriffs, neighbors and friends who assisted our family in our grandson’s accidental drowning: Milton Township, Torch Lake Township, Charlevoix dive team, and Traverse City sonar and dive team were here. Everyone was kind and caring and did their very best to help us in a tragic incident. The sheriffs were particularly kind and stayed with us during a lengthy, traumatic time for our family. Neighbors brought in food to the Sendy’s family for over a week. We are indebted to all and know that “community counts.”
Jim and Lou Ann McKimmy
Elk Rapids Family Dentistry closing
Please be advised that I will be closing Elk Rapids Family Dentistry, located at 140 River St. Elk Rapids, Michigan 49629, effective June 22, 2022.
It has been my pleasure to serve your dental needs for the past 40 years, and I thank you for the trust you have placed in me.
At your request, copies of the pertinent information from your record can be made available to you. We would need a written request for that service. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 231-499-7086.
Dr. Thomas Rudzinski
Elk Rapids Family Dentistry
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