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Miscellaneous News:

June 2015

Bobb Vergiels "At the mike, Monroe man lives his dream"

Congrats to Bobb Vergiels! You may not recognize his name, but many of you have heard his voice………….Next month he’ll have worked his 3,500th game. He’s spread them out mostly between the Toledo Walleye, Storm, and Mud Hens; Wayne State football and basketball, and University of Michigan basketball and baseball.

Click here to read the story that appeared in today’s (June 15, 2015)Toledo Blade: "At the mike, Monroe man lives his dream"

Click here to read and view other media coverage concerning Bobb Vergiels

 

Photos and Other Info Concerning Various Trips taken by Gene & Linda Stock

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Hawaii March 2012 Norwegian Cruise Line
Italy: August 2012
Great Britain (England Ireland Scottland Wales) June 2013
Alaska by Land and Sea August 2013
Panama Canal 2014 Norwegian Crusie Lines January 2014
Europe (Bohemian Highlights) Paris, Frankfurt, Lepzig, Berlin, Warsaw, Czestochowa, Krakow Slovakia, Budapest, Vienna, Prague May 2014
Trip Western USA (Nevada, Utah, Arizona) August 12-19, 2014
Capitals of the North (Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Novgorod, Moscow) September 19 - October 2 2015
Western Caribbean January 7th to 16th 2016 from Houston
Florida Trip: February 22nd to March 2nd 2016
Highlights of China & the Yangtze May 26 - June 8, 2016
7-Day Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Miami January 21-28 2017 Norwegian Cruise Line
Florida Trip February 14 - 23, 2017
From The Outback to the Glaciers: March 12 - April 6, 2017 (Australia, New Zealand & Fiji)

Travel info:

Several of our friends have asked us who we use to plan our escorted trips and cruises. We have been very pleased with a travel agent, Douglas Youngblood who works for a company called Vacations To Go. We highly recommend him.

Listed below is his contact information. Feel free to contact him and let him know that we recommended him.

Vacations To Go

Douglas Youngblood
Master Travel & Cruise Counselor
Luxury Cruise Specialist
Vacations To Go (9 Years)
My Office Hours: Mon-Fri:7am-4pm (CST)

US and Canada: 1-800-338-4962 ext. 7148
E-mail: dyoungblood@vacationstogo.com

 

For our escorted trips we have been very pleased with the service we have received from a company called Trafalgar

For our cruises we have been very impressed with the service we have received from Norwegian Cruise Lines.

We book the Trafalgar escorted trips and the Norwegian cruises through Vacations to Go with Douglas Youngblood. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Trips and Cruises:

 

From The Outback to the Glaciers: March 12 - April 6, 2017 (Australia, New Zealand & Fiji)

 

 

 

 

Click here to view photos taken by Gene & Linda Stock from 2017 Trip to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.

 

Click here to view the itinerary for Highlights of "From the Outback to the Glaciers"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Florida Trip February 14 - 23, 2017

 

February 14: Fly to Tampa and drive to Lakeland
February 15: Visit Tiger Spring Training (am). Drive to 140 Fairway Drive, Lake Placid, FL (Roger and Shirley Barnes)
February 16: Drive to Jupiter Florida. Stay in Jupiter (16-17-18)
February 17: Visit Cards or Marlins Spring Training Site (Jupiter) in a..m. Afternoon .Drive to Port St. Lucie. Visit Mets Spring Training and attend Michigan baseball game (pm).
February 18: Drive to West Palm Beach to visit Astros and Nationals Spring Training Site.
February 19: Drive to Bradenton to stay with Rod and Mary Oberlin
February 20: Visit Baltimore Spring Training in Sarasota (am).
February 21: Visit Pirates Spring Training Camp (Bradenton) (am). Drive to St. Petersburg/Clearwater Will stay at SpringHill Suites 3485 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater on 20-21-22.
February 21: Visit Phillies Spring Training (am)
February 22:Visit Blue Jays Spring Training (Dudien) (am)
February 23: Drive to Tampa. Visit Yankees Spring Training (am) then fly home in the evening

 

Click here to view photos taken by Gene & Linda Stock from 2017 Florida Trip

 

 

 

7-Day Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Miami January 21-28 2017
Norwegian Cruise Line

 

 

 

 

Click here if you have a Facebook Account to view all the photos taken by Gene & Linda Stock with a description of each one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highlights of China & the Yangtze May 26 - June 8, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to view photos taken by Gene & Linda Stock from 2016 China Trip

 

 

Click here if you have a Facebook Account to view all the photos with a description of each one.

 

Click here to view the itinerary for Highlights of China & the Yangtze

Click here to view the itinerary for the 3 day extension to Hong Kong.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Florida Trip: February 22nd to March 2nd 2016

 

 

 

Click here to view photos taken by Gene & Linda Stock from 2016 Florida Trip

 

 

Click here if you have a Facebook Account to view all the photos with a description of each one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Western Caribbean January 7th to 16th 2016

 

 

 

 

Click here if you would like to view the photos that Gene and Linda Stock took on the trip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trafalgar Trip "Capitals of the North": September 19th - October 2nd 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click Here to view itinerary for the Trafalgar tour "Capitals of the North" September 20th-October 2, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here if you would like to view the photos that Gene and Linda Stock took on the trip. (You do not need to have a Facebook account to view the photos.)

 

Click here to view our Facebook Page: Trafalgar Trip "Capitals of the North" September 20th-October 2, 2015 (This is a closed group. Open only to members who were fellow travelers on the trip. If you would like to view the photos that Gene and Linda Stock took on the trip see the link above.)

Trip August 12-19, 2014 To Nevada, Utah & Arizona

 

Click here to view photos taken on Trip August 12-19, 2014 to Nevada, Utah & Arizona with Cade and Makenzie Stock

 

Click here to view itinerary for trip on August 12-19, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trafalgar Trip Bohemian Highlights: May 2014

 

 

 

 

Click Here to view itinerary for the Trafalgar "Bohemian Highlights" tour May 17st to May 31st 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Click here to view our Facebook Page: Trafalgar Trip
"Bohemian Highlights" tour May 17st to May 31st 2014

 

Click here if you do not have a Facebook account, and would like to view the photos that Gene and Linda Stock took on the trip. (Please note that the first 88 photos were taken in Paris which was not part of the Trafalgar Tour. We left early and spent a few days in Paris before taking the high-speed train to Frankfurt to join the Trafalgar Tour "Bohemian Highlights".)

 

Panama Canal Cruise : January 2014

 

 

 

Click here to view photos taken on the Panama Canal Cruise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alaska Trip By Land & Sea: August 2013

 

 

Click here to view photos taken on the Alaska Trip along with a copy of the Itinerary for the trip.

 

 

 

 

 

Trafalgar Trip to Great Britain: June 2013

 

 

Click Here to view itinerary for the Trafalgar "Britain & Ireland Highlights" tour May 31st to June 10th 2013

Click Here to view additional information concerning the Britain & Ireland Highlights 2013 trip.

 

 

 

 


Click here to view our Facebook Page: Trafalgar Trip to Great Britain May 31-June 10, 2013

 

Click here if you do not have a Facebook account, and would like to view the photos that Gene and Linda Stock took on the trip to Great Britain.

 

Trafalgar Trip to Italy: August 2012


 

 

 

 

 

Click Here to view itinerary for the Trafalgar "Italian Scene" tour July 29-August 7, 2012

 

 

 

 


Click here to view our Facebook Page: Trafalgar Trip to Italy July 29 – August 7, 2012 “Italian Scene”

 

Click here if you do not have a Facebook account, and would like to view the photos that Gene and Linda Stock took on the trip to Italy.

 

 

Hawaii Cruise: March 2012

 

 

Click here to view the photos taken on the Hawaii Cruise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dundee Information

June, 2016

1981 Dundee High School graduate, Chris Johnson, recently retired from the San Diego Sheriff's Department. Here is the media coverage concerning his retirement.

NBC 7 San Diego June 9, 2016: "Detective in Chelsea King's Murder Case Retires"

Pomerado News June 9, 2016: "Veteran Poway Detective Calls It A Career"

 

 

 

 

 

 


December, 2015

Former Dundee High School and Middle School teacher, Russ Waugh, passed away on December 28, 2015.

Click here to read his obituary and sign his guest book (Allore Funeral Home).

Click here to read his obituray as published in the Monroe News on December 31, 2015

Please Note: There has been a change concerning the date of the Memorial Service for Russ Waugh.
The service will be Saturday, January 2, 2016 from 3:00 -7:00 pm at the Allore Funeral Chapel 203 East Elm Street, Monroe, MI.
Click here for directions to the funeral chapel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


October, 2015

Dundee High School 2015 Hall of Fame

 

Click here to read the bios of the 2015 Hall of Fame Inundates

 

 

July, 2015

 

Dundee’s Daniels loses battle with cancer

BY JEFF MEADE Monroe News July 20, 2015


 


DUNDEE — Kit Daniels, who starred as a diver at Dundee High School and went on the coach the Viking swimming teams for many years, has died of cancer at age 46. Daniels died at home Saturday after a six-month battle with cancer. The lifelong Dundee resident gave up a career as a stockbroker to become a math teacher at Dundee in the late 1990s. He coached Dundee swimming teams for 25 years, including 14 seasons as girls head coach. In 2002 he led them to their first unbeaten season in school history. He gave up the girls team to become a football assistant in 2013. He also served as varsity softball head coach.
Daniels continued to coach Dundee’s boys swim team and was Southeastern Michigan Independent Swimming League Coach of the Year in 2015 after leading the Vikings to a runner-up finish in the SMISL meet.

He had been diagnosed with kidney cancer in January and had a kidney removed in early February, but the cancer reportedly spread to his liver.

Tom Williams, who coached Dundee swimmers for 39 years until retiring, filled in for Daniels on an interim basis this season during his illness. Williams said Daniels was a great diver for Dundee who finished second the state meet. He went on to set numerous diving records at the Coast Guard Academy. “ Nobody saw this ( illness) coming,” Williams said. “Kit was very active and played a lot of softball and golf. He had a nice swimming career. He was smart, he learned well and he was excited about swimming at all times.”

Funeral Arrangements: Merkle Funeral Services Monroe Michigan

Daniels is survived by him wife, Kim, and four children. His son Cody was Monroe County Region Diver of the Year this past season.

 

 

November 20 , 2012

 

 

Click here to read the newspaper article concerning retired Dundee Principal Jack Schankin's grandson being named to the Michigan All-State Football Team (Division 7-8)

Click here to view the 2012 Associated Press Division 7-8 All-State football team, which is selected by Michigan sports writers.

 

 

 

November 18 , 2012

 

 

Wendy (Karain) Humphrey, a 1984 graduate of Dundee High School has written and published a book "The Only Thing I Ever Wanted"

 

 



Book Description

On October 23, 1998, the stars aligned to electrify W L Humphrey's life and instantly infuse it with the possibility of the ultimate elusive. On a whirlwind weekend trip to a major Southern city to visit her brother, a chance encounter begins a flirtation with no expectations. At 32 years old, a veteran of the dating world and victim of every matchmaking/dating disaster, she was about to break her own rule by plunging head first into a relationship with an unknown. After years of waiting to meet "the one," her relationship with Jonson evolved into a turbulent trial and error plagued by addiction, infidelity and in-laws. Little did she know a devastating loss at age 12, Jonson's predilections, his Mother and other factors would conspire to rob her of the only thing she ever wanted.

Click here to view how to order a copy of the book from Amazon.

Click here to view how to order a copy of the book from Barnes & Noble.

Click here to view the Facebook Page for "The Only Thing I Ever Wanted" (Please see note below from Wendy)

"I'm calling on all my friends, friends of friends, family, even strangers to help me. I'm trying to promote my new book, "The Only Thing I Ever Wanted", but Facebook won't let me until I have 400 Likes! Right now I only have 24. Will you all please "Like" my page and help me get to 400 so I can promote the book!?! Please just go to the page and click on the "Like" button!.............Thanks so much!"

 

 

November 12 , 2012

The Dundee Community lost a legend with the passing of retired Dundee High School teacher and coach , Bob Johnson, on Wednesday October 31st. Click here to read his obit that appeared in the Monroe Evening News on November 5, 2012.

The family of Bob Johnson has announced that they will be having a memorial service for Bob Johnson on Saturday November 17, 2012 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at the Dundee Vets Hall (upstairs) 418 Dunham Street, Dundee MI. Click here to see a map of where the Dundee Vets Hall is located.

Click here to view the comments by many of Bob Johnson’s former students that were posted on the Facebook page “You know you're from Dundee, Michigan, when...”

 

 

October 15 , 2012

 

 

 

 

Dundee Alternative High School English teacher Daria Plumb released her new book, “Commando Classics,” featuring techniques to get students interested in English and classic literature.

 

 

 

 

COMMANDING A CLASSROOM
Dundee teacher writes book about reaching students

BY DANIELLE PORTTEUS
dportteus@monroenews.com

DUNDEE — Daria Plumb knows high school students might not like Shakespeare. In many cases, students cringe at hearing his name. The same crop of kids might not enjoy poetry, Arthurian legends or Beowulf. A teacher at Dundee Alternative High School, Ms. Plumb has incorporated her unique class­room techniques in her first book, “Commando Classics: A Field Manual for Helping Teens Understand ( and Maybe Even Enjoy) Classic Literature.” The book was released June and was published by Voices of Youth Advocates or VOYA Press.

“For me, teaching is constantly a learning experience,” the 18- year teaching veteran said. “It’s a process. If I find it boring, I’m sure my students do, too.” Her motto is it never hurts to try something different. “I’m a fly-by-the-seat-of-pants kind of person,” she explained. “I’ll try anything to see if it works.”

Ms. Plumb incorporates out­side materials including modern movies, updated versions of classic literature, songs and even clips from YouTube in her teachings. To reach her students, the 39-year-old Dundee resident said her “commando” approach is simple. “I want to sneak in, hit them with the concept and get out before they know it,” she said. Each of her lessons offers a hook to keep students on their toes. One of the students’ favorites is Hamlet Death Bingo. For the activity, a character list is written on the board. Students then fill out a bingo sheet. While students watch the movie, they mark off the names of the characters as they die. Whoever has five in a row has a bingo.

“The students have to familiarize themselves with the characters,” she said. “It’s fun and it keeps them paying attention.”

For the epic poem “Beowulf,” Ms. Plumb does not have her students read it in its entirety. Instead, she uses 100-line version that condenses the story into a more understandable format. “I use a ton of supplemental pieces for my teaching,” she said. “I found a version of the poem that is shorter and easier to read.” One reason for the shorter version, Ms. Plumb said is when her students come to her, they don’t necessarily understand that when they read, images should form in the mind.

“I do a lot of reading out loud because my kids just don’t know how to see pictures in their heads,” she said. “They have never experienced it.” For a lesson on the “Lord of the Flies,” students were divided into teams and had tasks to complete.

Because of the Internet, Ms. Plumb has been able to expand her materials search beyond the Dundee library. YouTube has become a place where she can create playlists that refer to English literature. Teachers can find her playlist online to use in their classrooms, she said. “I listen to the radio, I spend two hours on YouTube after school,” the teacher said. “I know what teens like. I don’t act like a teenager, but I make an effort to understand them.”

Students are encouraged to bring in material as well. “I might not always use it, but I tell them they can bring me anything and I will review it to see if could apply to our lessons,” Ms. Plumb said.

When it came to finding a publisher for the book, Ms. Plumb said she didn’t shop around her idea. Instead, Rose Mary Honnold, who edited the book, was working with a different publisher in 2008 when she first told Ms. Plumb that she should write a book for teachers and librarians. At the time, however, Ms. Honnold’s publishing company did not think the book applied to both audiences and decided not to pursue it. A few years later, Ms. Honnold moved to VOYA and contacted Ms. Plumb to find out if she had written her book. She sent her a few chapters and once it was accepted, she finished the manual.

Though it is her first book, she has published articles in English Leadership Quarterly and presented talks at state and national teachers’ conferences. Her methods, she said, can be used in every classroom. “I think some of the ideas would benefit even advanced classes,” she said.

So much of society reflects classic literature and can be found today in movies, on television and in books, songs and video games. “A lot of these works are great stories and that’s why we keep taking about them,” she said. “Many of these stories deal with what makes us human.”

Her book is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and VOYA Press.

 

 

August 27, 2012

 

 

The Dundee High School Class of 1982 would like to invite all of their former teachers to their 30 th Class Reunion to be held on Saturday September 29, 2012. Please click here to read the invitation. There is no charge for teachers to attend but they would like to know how many teachers plan to attend. Please RSVP by September 17, 2012 with Whitney Boyd McMahan. (see the invitation for RSVP info).

 

 

 

 

March 8, 2012

Congrats to Dundee teacher Jeff Bock and Dundee High School! Click on the link below to watch the video of Jeff playing the banjo and singing a song prior to the Dundee students taking the ACT on Tuesday. Listed below is a copy of the newspaper article that appeared on the front page of yesterday’s Monroe Evening News:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PT5ytt1a4cQ&feature=player_embedded

 

"Fired up for answers - Dundee juniors rally to face ACT"

March 7, 2012 Monroe Evening News by Doug Donnelly

 

DUNDEE — Thousands of high school juniors across Michigan took the ACT test Tuesday, but Dundee teacher Jeff Bock was pretty sure about one thing.“I bet nowhere in the state are 70 percent of the students today taking the test with ‘Digging for Potatoes’ on their T-shirts,” Mr. Bock told Dundee students in a pre-test assembly.

Mr. Bock was probably correct. Most Monroe County students had the day off Tuesday but for high school juniors, it was test time. At Dundee, students have been prepping for the test for some time, including class time with Mr. Bock, who teaches an ACT prep course. He came up with the slogan for the day, “Digging for Potatoes.”

“ Taking the ACT test is like digging for potatoes,” he said. “ The answers are there, just like the potatoes are. Sometimes you just have to keep digging for them. If you’re hot or uncomfortable, what do you have to do? Keep digging.” Students began the morning with a free breakfast, then Mr. Bock gathered them around, and sang and played his banjo a song he wrote as an ACT pep talk. The students were in testing from about 8:30 a.m. to after 1 p.m.

The T-shirts worn by the bulk of the Dundee juniors were designed by student Megan Gizzi. Mr. Bock had the idea and she came up with the design – four potatoes with the words math, science, reading and writing on them. “Mr. Bock asked me to do it,” Megan said. “I’ve designed shirts for Earth club and the junior class. It’s kind of a hobby for me. He told me what he wanted and I designed it.” In Monroe County, about 1,800 juniors took the test.

 

Dundee High School ACT prep class teacher Jeff Bock sings and plays his banjo Tuesday to get students fired up to take the ACT test. Juniors at the school wore T-shirts designed by classmate Megan Gizzi (below) as part of the efforts to prepare for the exam. Click on the photo below to watch the video of Jeff playing the banjo and singing a song prior to the Dundee students taking the ACT on Tuesday.

 

— Evening News photos by DOUG DONNELLY

October, 2011

 

 

Click here to read the Monroe Evening News article (October 23, 2011) by Ron Montri concerning former Dundee teacher John Moskwa.

 

 

 

 

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Stock Sports Inc Info:

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Click here to view short video concerning the Solohitter

For more information concerning the Solohitter visit our web site Stock Sports Inc. and go to the Solohitter Page.

 

Stock Sports Shirt Order Forms:

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"Hail Ann Arbaugh Michigan" Shirt Ordering Info

 

 

Click here to view order form for "Hail Ann Arbaugh Michigan" shirts, golf towels & can coolies

 

 

 

 

"Welcome Home Jim " Shirt Ordering Info

 

Click here to view and print an order form for "Welcome Home Jim" shirts, golf towels & can coolies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Other Info:

Information concerning the property at
9289 Crabb Road
Temperance, Michigan 48182

 

Click on the photo above to view a photo slide show of the property.

 

Click on the photo above to view complete information concerning the property which is currently for sale by Gene & Linda Stock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos and Information concering Brookwood Villas. Lot 55 and Villa to be constructed.

Click on the graphic below to view the photos of the "Model Villa" Lot 55 and other information.

Click here to view Villa documents, floor plans, revisions and funiture purchases.


 

Click on the graphic to view the original plans for the Villa on Lot #55 (April 6, 2017)

Please note that several changes and additions have been made to these plans.