In Sunset on June 17, 2013 at 9:38 pm
By Mary Spinner-Hendershott
Leslie “Larry” Clarence Hendershott passed away after his battle with brain cancer on June 8, 2013. He was born February 16, 1941, in Lansing, MI, to Clarence “Buck” and Florence (Best) Hendershott. He was raised in Lansing and also lived in Beulah. He worked for several years at Crystal Downs Golf Course. Later he moved to Lansing to care for his daughter Brenda after her car accident. He was employed as a maintenance man by Bill Conant for over 20 years.
He is survived by 3 daughters: Becky (David) Cole of Elberta; Bonnie Waiser of Beulah; and Brenda Hendershott of Lansing. He is also survived by 2 brothers: Charles (Mary) Hendershott of Elberta; and Raymond (Joan) Hendershott of Beulah; and one sister, Carol Tomlinson of Nashville, MI. Larry is survived by his special friend Ben Ashe of Lansing, MI, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by one brother, Clarence “Buster” (Lillian) Hendershott, and one sister, Delores Hendershott (who died in 1932).
Services were held at the Jehovah’s Witness South-West Congregation Kingdom Hall in Lansing on June 16, 2013.
A celebration of life for Larry will be held on June 29, 2013, at the Elberta Mini-Pond Park on M-22, beginning at 2 PM. In accordance with Larry’s wishes cremation has taken place. In a special request to his brother Charlie, Larry said he would like everyone to celebrate his memory with food, laughter, fun and LOVE.
Photograph courtesy of Mary and Charles Hendershott
In Breaking, Community Alert, Elsewhere in BenCo..., Gov't Watch, Green Elbertians, Law & Order, Public Safety, Transportation, Uncategorized on June 17, 2013 at 4:50 pm
By Emily Votruba
County Recycling Coordinator Mike Fiebing was pulled over in his personal vehicle on Wednesday June 5 for having a cracked windshield—a routine traffic stop, according to Sheriff Ted Schendel. Schendel told the Alert that when the officer ran Fiebing’s license record the license was found to have been suspended, and the record showed that it had been suspended more than once. Fiebing was arrested and taken to jail; he posted bond, and the case was referred to the prosecutor.
The arraignment was Thursday June 13 at 9 am. “Having an employee driving a county vehicle without a valid license places a huge liability on the county,” the Sheriff told the Alert that morning. The question is whether Fiebing had been knowingly operating the county vehicle with a suspended license.
According to county prosecutor Sara Mason, Fiebing was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. “There was a Second or Subsequent Offense notice, meaning he has been previously convicted of this. His prior conviction was
In Community Alert, Farmers' Market, Open Season on June 14, 2013 at 12:15 am
By Emily Votruba
ELBERTA LIBRARY—On June 13, 2013, the Parks and Recreation Commission held its last regular meeting before this year’s Elberta Solstice Festival.
At the beginning of the meeting, Connie Manke, P&R’s president and a longtime, beloved member of the commission, announced her resignation. Connie is moving away from the Village and said she could no longer perform volunteer work for the commission or for Solstice. Everyone present was deeply saddened at this news and several members were moved to tears as Connie read a statement thanking each member of the commission individually with a detailed description of the vital role each had played in the group. In particular Connie called P&R secretary Jennifer Wilkins’s dedication to the Village “inspirational,” saying that Jennifer was proof that one person can make a huge difference in their community. Connie also praised new member Grace Banktson Williams for enthusiastically jumping in and trying new things.
Parks and Rec always needs volunteers, and now it also needs a new member to replace Connie, which all members agreed is impossible. The commission has 9 members, according to the bylaws. It was suggested that perhaps the bylaws should be amended to enlarge membership; that however might make it even harder to achieve a quorum.