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All-Day Health Fair June 23 at Torch Lake EMS

June 19, 2010


On Wednesday, June 23 a dozen providers are coming to the Health Fair sponsored by the Torch Lake Township EMS.  This is a great opportunity for you to check up on Your Tax Dollars at Work.  Examine the nice ambulances you paid for.  Reassure yourself that they are ready to fetch you in case of Unfortunate […]

Torch Lake Inn

April 9, 2010


The other day Tim Hosper gave me a tour of the old inn that dozes in the sun in Torch Lake village.  If you live in the distribution area of the Elk Rapids News, you can read the story in this week’s edition.  If you don’t, well, here  you go.  (Please note: this is not Tom […]

Cleaning up gasoline contamination in Torch Lake Village, Part III

March 10, 2010


I see that I omitted to post a copy of the February 18, 2010 Elk Rapids News story here on Torch Lake Views. Since a number of people are reading the first two parts here, I thought I’d better catch up. Parts I and II in the series described how gasoline got into the drinking […]

Five treatment wells and a red truck

February 11, 2010


Nearly four decades ago underground storage tanks at the Standard Service Station in Torch Lake Village began to leak.  The gasoline contaminated the soil, the groundwater, and some nearby drinking water wells.  Eventually it contaminated a community well at Bay Harbor Club. The service station is long gone. The gasoline remains. Part I of this […]

Cleanup to begin at Torch Lake gasoline contamination site

February 5, 2010


This story was published in this week’s Elk Rapids News.  If you’ve already read it, thanks, and we’ll see you over here tomorrow.  For those of you who missed it, probably because you’re in Florida or Arizona for the winter, this is your chance to catch up.  Jack Norris of Torch Lake Township has researched this issue […]

Prickly issues

July 23, 2009


This bull thistle is an apt symbol for contentious Township meetings.  It’s shaped like a bullhorn, full of ouch, yet beautiful—not unlike democracy in action. (Someone said Democracy is a terrible system but the best one we’ve invented so far.)  As I waded through wet bull thistles taking pictures, I discovered a little drama at the […]