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February 3, 2014

Northern Notes: Good Samaritans help drivers

Sandra Hage of Buckley slid into a snowbank on 17 Road on her way to work about 6 a.m. on Jan. 11, during one of the many bad storms that have plagued the area this winter.

“I called for towing service, but was informed that no one was available and to try back at 9 a.m.,” Sandra wrote. “Several people stopped, but only to let me know that they wouldn’t be able to help in fear of going off the road also, which I totally understood.”

About 8 a.m., a “wonderful man” named Abraham stopped and, after several attempts while slip-sliding on the ice, was able to pull Sandra out.

“After sitting alone in the dark for almost two hours, he certainly was a blessing that I will never forget. Thanks again, Angel Abraham!” Sandra wrote.

Rose Scharmen of Traverse City wrote to thank all the Good Samaritans who stopped to help when they got stuck in a snowbank shortly after 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 6, while turning left off High Lake Road into Supply Road.

“Every passing car stopped and asked if they could help and less than five minutes later a very nice gentleman in a black Jeep Liberty (we think) with a yellow tow rope pulled us out,” Rose wrote. “We did not catch his name, but plan to pass his kindness on the next time we see someone stuck.”

Donna Martin of Kingsley wrote on behalf of Summit City Grange 672 Kingsley to thank the merchants and individuals who donated items for their Hunters Supper raffle in November.

She went on to thank all the people who attended the supper and bought raffle tickets.

“We also want to thank everyone who attends our monthly dances held on the fourth Saturday of the month,” she continued. “Our Grange building is over 100 years old and we want to keep it.”

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