By Sue Moore
Already, the sale of Vicksburg Family Doctors medical practice to Bronson Health Care is reaping benefits. A new doctor, Zachary Koehn, has been recruited by Bronson to become part of the practice in Vicksburg, according to Dr. David Schriemer. Dr. Koehn has been a resident in the Western Michigan University Family Medicine practice in Kalamazoo for the past three years.
Clean-up Days in the Villages
Vicksburg has its annual spring trash pick-up on Saturday, May 6. Schoolcraft’s is on Saturday, May 20. It is one of the services of local government that is little noticed and costly, but if the village doesn’t do it, citizens will complain. It does help residents to clean out their garages and tidy up their property in the early spring.
Lots of other clean-up efforts have been underway too, with the Lions Club making a serious dent in the weeds that come up along the Sunset Lake beach. The Little League fields in both communities have been spiffed up for the start of play. The Rotary Club and then the Victorian Garden Club volunteers literally dug into the grounds at the Historic Village to get them ready for the historic buildings to be opened to the public. They had help from a few Cub Scouts and the Boy Scout team of Todd White and his Eagle Scout son Tanner White.
In Fulton, Jason Gatlin, the township supervisor, organized a work crew to clear the Fulton cemetery of weeds, trash and twigs to get ready for their big Memorial Day parade.
The Vicksburg cemetery, owned by Schoolcraft Township, had a big tree cutting operation in the old part of the cemetery. Four ash trees had suffered from the emerald ash borer, leaving them an unsightly mess until this last weekend. Todd Pryor and his work crew from Climax contracted the job at a cost of $6,600 and managed to successfully work around all the gravestones that complicated their work but survived unscathed.
Gazette’s Dream Team for Basketball
Sportswriters at the Kalamazoo Gazette named Caleb Eustice of Schoolcraft to its 2016 Dream Team. Deondre Lovell of Vicksburg was named to the honorable mention team. For its Girls Basketball Dream Team honorable mention, they picked Gabi Saxman and Lydia Goble of Schoolcraft and Layna Steele of Vicksburg.
Post Office Delivery Quirks for this Newspaper
While interviewing the new postmaster in Vicksburg the question was asked what people should do if they don’t receive the South County News each month in their mail. It shouldn’t happen, Travis Graham said, but if it does, the resident should call him personally (649-0148) and he will try to find out why. That shouldn’t happen because the South County News is paying .18 cents per copy so it can be delivered to every mailbox in the 49087, 49097, and the Scotts half of the 49088 zip codes, for a total of 8,891 deliveries. You can see how those costs mount up.
Correction to the Heart & Hands Story in Last Month’s Issue
The pre-school at the Vicksburg United Methodist Church will be accepting registrations for classes three days a week in the morning for four-year-old children and two days a week for three-year-olds. The morning sessions are based upon Christian teachings, including Bible lessons. The afternoon classes are not co-op and do not include religious teachings.