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Sand Lake council member resigns


Dear Council,

My intention was to serve as a trustee until the election in November when my appointed term ends. When I was sworn in, I took my oath to the constitution and the people of the village very seriously and was prepared to face the typical civil discourse that occurs during the work of such an organization. I was excited about serving in the community and immediately began the work of community engagement, hopeful that working together would bring growth, progress and prosperity to our village.

Since then, however, the typical civil discourse has turned toxic and disruptive to the operations of the village and its people. After Monday’s village council meeting, it was very clear to me that most of the village council members do not share the same sense of integrity and values that I do. I am no longer willing to serve next to people who engage in unprofessional, unethical, immoral, and even potentially criminal behaviors.

I am no longer confident that the majority of the council is committed to good governance. The severe breakdown in trust between council members along with the outrageous conduct of some members at meetings has prompted my resignation. Consider this email notification of my resignation from the Sand Lake Village Council.

Janice L. Dewey, Village of Sand Lake 

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Algoma woman chosen for annual bridge run

Tammy Dewey (l), of Algoma Township, and her daughter, Janna Miller, (r) after the Charlevoix 10K run

What started out as a way to keep her husband fit and healthy has turned into something more for a local runner.
Tammy Dewey,  of Algoma Township, will lead the way across the Mackinac Bridge at sunrise, along with nearly 400 other runners, before the traditional Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Walk  on Monday, September 5.
She was selected as one of the 400 runners in the Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Run lottery, and her inspiring story helped her to be chosen as one of 11 fitness ambassadors by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports. As a fitness ambassador, Dewey serves as a role model for health, fitness and physical activity to all Michigan residents.
Dewey, a respiratory therapist for Metron in Greenville and Cedar Springs, said she began running after her second husband, Dan, was diagnosed with the same cancer that had taken the life of her first husband. To keep her husband fit and healthy for a liver transplant, she began to exercise with him.
“He was walking the trail, and I was running back and forth,” she said.
Her husband received a liver transplant two years ago at University of Michigan and is now healthy. And Dewey is still running. She runs 25-35 miles weekly on nearby trails and tries to run at least one 5K or 10K race monthly. Dewey and her sister have also participated in the Fifth Third River Bank Run every year since 2007, which was Dewey’s first race.
This year, she set her sights on Mackinac. “I really wanted to run the Mackinac race this year,” said Dewey. She first had to run a qualifying race, then 400 participants were chosen through an online lottery drawing. She then was also chosen as a fitness ambassador. “It was kind of like a double whammy,” said Dewey. “I’m really excited—I’m working really hard for this.”
To sweeten the deal even more, her daughter, Janna Miller, 27, also was chosen through the lottery. “I really wanted to run it with her. We get to do it together,” she said.
Dewey also has a son, Jim Eddy, 30, and two grandchildren.
For more info on the Michigan Fitness Foundation, visit www.michiganfitness.org.

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