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Taking Our Trees Seconds ago this pine tree was alive. Well, Mr. Cook — our County Road Commission head —and Peninsula Township government … by not weighing in (I guess it’s not your problem or responsibility to communicate with residents), you allowed the County Road Commission to bulldoze down huge swaths of lakeside trees in order to increase the bike lane. This can’t be happening. I have no clue why they would cut trees down that help block snow from creating drifts on Peninsula Drive and help keep the beach area intact. Plus, they are not increasing the width of the road when they repave. I just don’t get it. This is amateur hour at county and township government...

Government Service Unrewarded I served the federal government for XX years with the [agency], [doing XX]. I also worked in the private sector, [doing XX]. When I retired, I was surprised to learn my Social Security benefit would be $XXX less per month than my colleagues and neighbors who had never worked for the federal government. This is all because of the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) under the Social Security law...

Which Greased Palm Now that “Chicago values” have utterly corrupted the executive and judicial branches of our federal government, this November We the Plebeians shall either vote to right the governing integrity of the United States constitution’s twin pillars of limited government and separation of powers or turn and step collectively onto the blood soaked road to serfdom...

The Political Mess And Challenge As citizens we are faced with a real challenge. The media and the political candidates have taken over a year to attack those whom they are opposing. The unfavorable ratings of those who may be nominated are above 50 percent. That should be no surprise, considering the length of time given to bloodying one another with opinions that have little relationship to truth. The polling companies, which confess they are not reliable, make everything a game of winning...

CORRECTIONS In last week’s issue we had photos with the incorrect stories on page five. The dance photo should have accompanied the story about grants to nonprofits. The image of Crooked Tree Arts Center Petoskey should have accompanied the story about the ArtPrize exhibit at CTAC.

We also reported the incorrect day for the Bayshore Marathon in Traverse City. The correct date is Sat., May 28.

We apologize for these errors.

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Pro Wrestling Hits the Kaliseum

Ross Boissoneau - April 28th, 2014  

Kalkaska’s Kaliseum might never be the same again. Battleground VI is coming to town May 3, bringing with it 14 brawny professionals and one of wrestling’s superstars: Scott Hall, better known as Razor Ramon.

“There will be wrestlers from all over the Midwest,” said Kalkaska native and wrestler Mikey Zeroe. “It’s the biggest show we’ve ever done there.”

In the show, wrestlers compete in one-on-one matches as well as a tag-team match, in which the audience gets a hand in selecting the teams.

Zeroe said the allure of wrestling lies in its storylines combined with non-stop action.

“It’s like a live action movie, happening right in front of you,” he said. “[Except] you only get one take.”

Zeroe is not generally viewed as wearing the white hat. In fact, he revels in being one of the bad guys.

“I’m the most hated man in Northern Michigan,” he said.

Produced and promoted by Mr. Chainsaw Pro Wrestling, Battleground VI is not exactly the spectacle of a huge-scale World Wrestling Entertainment production. But Zeroe said the upside is the audience can get up close and personal with the action.

“There will be between 200 and 500 people. It’s an intimate setting,” he said. “Anything you yell, [the wrestlers] can hear you.”

Hall, a star from the 1990s, will not be in the ring, but will be hosting a meet and greet before the matches, signing autographs and taking pictures. He will also be hosting a special segment of his show “Last Call with Scott Hall.”

Hall was one of the biggest names in wrestling in the 1990s, alongside people like Sting, Lex Luger, and “Macho Man” Randy Savage.

“He was a superstar in the 90s boom period,” Zeroe said. Hall was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as Razor Ramon earlier this month. But that didn’t stop Zeroe from issuing a personal challenge.

“Yeah, I called Scott Hall out,” said Zeroe.

Zeroe says he plans on confronting him during the live “Last Call with Scott Hall” segment at Battleground VI.

The show starts at 7:30pm with a meet and greet with Hall. Ringside VIP tickets are $25 and include a meet and greet with Hall at 7pm.

General admission tickets are $15. Tickets are available at the Kaliseum Recreation Complex in Kalkaska, Front St. Tattoo in Traverse City, J&M’s Country Corners in Mancelona, or at mcpwonline.com.

 
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