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Bennie ALLEN

Length 00:06:00

     Bennie tells stories from his time in the navy during World War II. This is from the Lowe Veterans' Appreciation video from November 11, 2020. Transcript #Lowe11

Jack ANDERSON

Length 00:00:56

     .  The narrator tells of Jack's service in the US Army from 1967-1972. This is from the Lowe Veterans' Appreciation video from November 11, 2020. Transcript #Lowe4

Kurt BANCROFT

Length 00:09:55

     Kurt tells of his service in the Army during the Vietnam War. This is from the Lowe Veterans' Appreciation video from November 11, 2020. Transcript #Lowe5

Earl "Bing" BARKS

Length 01:10:23

     Bing tells of growing up as a farmer and pastor in Olive Township where he served for over 50 years as the Olive Township Supervisor and Assessor. He founded the DeWitt Grain Elevator and helped build the Restoration Church of Christ in St. Johns where he served as pastor.   Others topics include Alward Lake, Muskrat Lake Dancehall, Olive Township churches and cemeteries, and the Olive Township Hall.  Transcript #123

Bath School Museum

Length 00:34:12

     Sue Hagerman tells of the history of the Bath School Disaster and the establishment of the Bath School Museum in a presentation on July 29, 2022, at the museum. Transcript #121

Dan Beck

Length 00:03:17

     Dan talks of his time in the army   This is from the Lowe Veterans' Appreciation video from November 11, 2020. Transcript #Lowe18

Bruce BOUGHNER

Length 00:04:44

     Bruce tells of his time in the army during the early 1960's. This is from the Lowe Veterans' Appreciation video from November 11, 2020. Transcript #Lowe8

Roger CAMBELL

Length 00:01:00

     Narrator tells of Roger's time in the army from 1957-1960. This is from the Lowe Veterans' Appreciation video from November 11, 2020. Transcript #Lowe14

James CHURCH

Length 00:51:47

     James gives a history of the Bath School Disaster with special emphasis on Andrew Kehoe.  Transcript #101

Marilyn (Staub) COIN

Length 00:23:08

     Marilyn tells of growing up in DeWitt and attending Fuerstenau School during the 1930's and 1940's. Transcript #100

Ervin CURRIE

Length 00:03:32

     Ervin tells stories from his time in the marines and American Legion. This is from the Lowe Veterans' Appreciation video from November 11, 2020. Transcript #Lowe12

Emily DAVIS
Roy and Emily Davis

Length 00:58:57

   Emily, age 101, tells of coming to Elsie for high school, her family's history, and her husband's time in the service during World War II. Transcript #113

Duane DAVIS

Length 01:08:11

   Duane tells about his family's arrival in Clinton County and his life growing up on a Bingham Township farm.  He was involved in 4-H and later was the transportation director of the St. Johns Schools. Transcript #110

Chuck FERGUSON

Length 01:09:08

   Chuck tells of attending the Rheubottom school in Olive Township followed by DeWitt High School.  He also describes DeWitt in the 1940's, and recalls becoming an Eagle Scout, and his time in the Army Air Force and as a Colonel in the Michigan National Guard. Transcript #102

Rex FERGUSON

Length 00:04:09

   Rex briefly tells of his time in the army, but talks mostly about five of his friends who died in the Vietnam War and the Clinton County Veterans Memorial. This is from the Lowe Veterans' Appreciation video from November 11, 2020. Transcript #Lowe19

Sarah FOLTZ
Sarah Foltz

Length 00:02:27

     Sarah tells of her service in the US Army from 1977-1997. This is from the Lowe Veterans' Appreciation video from November 11, 2020. Transcript #Lowe3

John FOX
John Fox

Length 00:41:34

     John tells of growing up in the Fowler area, serving in the Korean War, attending Michigan State, and working as an engineer for Federal Mogul. Transcript #116

Brunetta GRAHAM & Mary DUNN

Length 01:22:20

     The Mazzolini sisters, Brunetta Graham and Mary Dunn, tell of growing up in St. Johns where their parents owned Bruno's Restaurant.  Brunetta and her brother Joseph were professional singers.  The Mazzolini family owns a statue company in Cleveland.  The picture on the left is of a statue created by their grandfather over 100 years ago. Transcript #103

Lewis GUERNSEY
Lewis Guernsey

Length 00:03:12

     Terry Guernsey tells of his father's service in World War II.  This is from the Lowe Veterans' Appreciation video from November 11, 2020. Transcript #Lowe1

Roy HARGER
Lewis Guernsey

Length 01:04:01

      Roy Harger's daughter tells of his time in the army in the early 1950's.  She also shares a story of celebrating his birthday, which was on Veteran's Day.  This is from the Lowe Veterans' Appreciation video from November 11, 2020. Transcript #Lowe15

Dick HOWE

Length 00:40:43

     Dick tells of attending Olive Center School, playing football for St. Johns, serving on a submarine, and working at Howe's Greenhouse which was started by his parents. Transcript #118

Tom IRRER
Lewis Guernsey

Length 01:04:01

     Tom tells about his family mint farming business.  He talks about the process of planting and harvesting mint and other product oils. Transcript #114

Jim KEBLER

Length 00:43:03

   Jim tells about his life in Eagle Township in the hay and straw business on a sesquicentennial farm.  See article on the farm. Transcript #120

Clare KOENIGSKNECHT

Length 00:49:24

   Clare tells about his family's immigration from Germany to Clinton County.  He also talks about his career renovating old barns. Transcript #111

Max LOUDENBECK

Length 00:09:21

     Max tells stories from his time in the army during World War II during  the Italian Campaign. He also describes army V-mail. This is from the Lowe Veterans' Appreciation video from November 11, 2020. Transcript #Lowe10

Warren MALKIN

Length 00:36:04

     Warren talks about growing up in Laingsburg and Victor Township and his life working for Oldsmobile, farming, and Victor Township assessor and supervisor. During his time as supervisor the Denison Schoolhouse was moved to the township hall site along with many improvements. Transcript #119

Gloria MILLER

Length 01:17:42

     Gloria tells of growing up in the Wacousta area, attending the Clark School, Wacousta School, and graduating from Grand Ledge High School.  She then graduated from Michigan State with a degree in chemistry and had a number of jobs before settling on teaching.  She also tells of the many environmental groups she has been involved in. Transcript #105

Larry PECK

Length 00:02:11

    Larry talks about his service in the U. S. Navy.  This is from the Lowe Veterans' Appreciation video from November 11, 2020. Transcript #Lowe16

Walt and Barb PIERCE
Walt and Barb Pierce

Length 01:04:03

     Walt and Barb Pierce tell of oprating a St. Johns bakery and also describe other St. Johns businesses. Transcript #115

Roy PLINE

Length 00:06:11

     Roy tells of his time in the army in Vietnam. He also talks about organizing an annual reunion of soldiers from his company (4th Company B).  This is from the Lowe Veterans' Appreciation video from November 11, 2020. Transcript #Lowe13

Police & Firefighters

Length 00:49:30
    A recording of the September 26, 2019, meeting of the CCHS on the topic of the history of police and fire protection in the county.  Gayla Phillips introduces the speakers: David Kirk, City of St. Johns Police Chief; Lawrence Jerue, Clinton County Sheriff; Dean Mazzolini, St. Johns Fire Chief; and Ron Matson of the Clinton County Historical Society Museum. Transcript #106

James QUICK

Length 00:02:15

     James tells stories from his time in the army. This is from the Lowe Veterans' Appreciation video from November 11, 2020. Transcript #Lowe9

Mary & Harold RAPPUHN

Length 01:10:07

   Harold and Mary were born in Tuscola County and moved to Clinton County after Harold graduated from Michigan State University.  Harold tells of his time in the Air Force during the Korean War and attending Michigan State University living in the barracks on campus with his wife and four children.  Mary talks about her many museum quality art creations.  They had recently moved from their farm home of 54 years on Airport Road in Bingham Township to St. Johns. Transcript #109

Allen ROULSON

Length 00:04:00

   Allen tells of his time serving in the US Navy from 1966 to 1989. From the Lowe Veterans' Apprecation video from November 11, 2020. Transcript #Lowe6

Margaret & Karl SCHAEFER

Length 00:51:21

   Margaret and Karl tell of their time both as youth and later leaders in the Clinton County 4-H Club. Transcript #107

Sam SOPOCY

Length 00:06:06

     Sam talks about his service in the army during the Vietnam War. This is from the Lowe Veterans' Appreciation video from November 11, 2020. Transcript #Lowe17

Doris SWATMAN & Lexa O'BRIEN

Length 00:57:15

    Doris, with the assistance of her daughter Lexa, tells of growing up in St. Johns in the 1920's and 30's.  Her husband owned the Standard gas station in St. Johns for many years before becoming a car salesman. Transcript #104

Dean SWEET & Sue HAGERMAN

Length 01:01:12

    Dean and Sue talk about their family members that survived the Bath School Disaster.  They also talk of their work with the Bath School Museum and tell stories of growing up in Bath. Transcript #117

Art WAINWRIGHT

Length 01:28:31

   Art tells of his career in radio and TV at WHGR (Houghton Lake), WRBJ (St. Johns), WILS (Lansing), WILX-TV (Channel 10 Lansing), and various other Michigan stations.  His career began as a disc jockey and progressed to news, investigative reporting, and finally human interest Route 10 features.  He also tells of how he helped start the Shepardsville yearly celebration of the first professional football game beginning in 1995. Transcript #108

Art WAINWRIGHT

Length 00:53:54

   Art tells of his career in radio and TV at WHGR (Houghton Lake), WRBJ (St. Johns), WILS (Lansing), WILX-TV (Channel 10 Lansing) at a meeting of the CCHS held on September 15, 2022.  This presentation focused on news and feature stories he covered as a reporter. (Pictured with his wife. Introduction by Gayla Phillips.)  Slides from the presentation.   Buford Video   #122

Bonnie WICKERHAM

Length 00:38:47

    Bonnie talks about growing up in Riley Township, moving to St. Johns, and then back to Riley Township. She was a long time Registar of Deeds for Clinton County. Transcript #112

Joseph WING

Length 00:00:23

     The narrator tells of Joseph's service in the US Army from 1955-1957.  From the Lowe Veterans' Apprecation video from November 11, 2020. Transcript #Lowe2

Don ZIMMERMAN

Length 00:07:36

     Don tells of serving for over 20 years as an Air Force chaplain. From the Lowe Veterans' Apprecation video from November 11, 2020. Transcript #Lowe7





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