---- — Marge Kinery of Elk Rapids would like to thank Eve Kadrovach who gave flowers from her garden to be placed at the grave sites of Abram Scranton Wadsworth and members of his family at Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City.
Wadsworth was a government surveyor and a pioneer settler of Antrim County.
He built a sawmill in Elk Rapids where he and his family lived.
Marge also wrote to thank Arlo and Tessa Lanni from Tappan, N.Y., who spent time washing and cleaning the grave stones.
The Northwest Michigan 4-H Livestock Council's 41st annual livestock auction during the Northwestern Michigan Fair was a record-breaker and the council would like to share the results.
The gross income from the auction totaled $570,375.32 and 439 4-Her's ages 9 to 18 participated.
The Zeke Goodwin Family Fund received thousands of dollars in donations. Several 4-Her's donated their entire auction proceeds to the Goodwin family and many other 4-Her's donated a portion of the money from their auction proceeds.
Courtney Shively, a Kingsley 4-Her, donated all the proceeds from the sale of her swine, more than $1,000, to the Wounded Warrior Fund.
Two local farmers/businesses purchased junior beef projects and donated them to be raffled off to a 4-Her to use as steer projects for 2013.
The total of animals donated to local food pantries/charities were: 60 swine, 10 steers, two lambs, and 1 pen of chickens.
The live weights of animals donated totaled 28,337 pounds.