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Rizor Nature Sanctuary Tour a Success

By webmaster - Posted on Jun 10, 2011

Parshallville residents tour the Rizor Nature Sanctuary

By Larry Detter

Stewards, Diane and Larry Detter, were proud to recently share the Rizor Nature Sanctuary with the Michigan Nature Association owners. It was a special feature of their annual membership meeting. With expert help from former steward, Bill McEachern, two hiking tours were conducted explaining the physical attributes, resident wildlife and local history of the sanctuary. Their enthusiasm, enjoyment and dedicated efforts to preserve this beautiful setting were evident to all who attended.

First Annual Parshallville Soup Cook-off a Success

By webmaster - Posted on Jun 1, 2011

Contestants pose during PCA's First Annual Super Soup Cook-Off

By Laurie Mentley

Parshallville is home to some adventurous and apparently competitive cooks who brought their A-game to the Parshallville Community Association's First Annual Super Soup Cook-Off, which was held on March 19th at Larry and Diane Detter's house.

Voted the best soup of the night was Karen and Chuck Hatcher's Creamy Potato with Asparagus Soup. Second place went to Laurie Mentley's Bill Knapp's Michigan Bean Soup. Third place went to Eleanor and Bob Conaway's Black Bean Soup.

PCA 2011-12 Election Information

By webmaster - Posted on May 3, 2011

The Annual Meeting of the Parshallville Community Association, scheduled for May 21 at the Mill, includes the election for the Board of Trustees.

The Board has eight members. Each year four of the eight are elected, and the following year the other four are elected. That way, trustees’ positions are staggered, assuring there will always be experienced members on the Board. Each position will serve a term of two years.

Protect the Pond

By webmaster - Posted on May 3, 2011

By Eleanor Conaway

As spring moves into summer, we turn to our lawns and the pond and creek. Property owners, especially those on the water, are reminded that their activity on their lawns and property, affects our local water quality. Also septic systems affect the creek and pond, for the good or bad, which affects us all.

Slow Down, You Move Too Fast: This is Country Living

By webmaster - Posted on May 3, 2011

By Chris Eckman

I just love Parshallville! The people are warm and wonderful. Our neighbors are wonderful. When we need help, they are there and we return the favor...the way things used to be.

People wave when they see you in the yard or walking on the road or pass you in your car! As I sit on my porch, some of my favorite things are...hearing the sound of the tractors and the sweet smell of the hay being bailed, or just watching it rain.

Who Cooks for You?

By webmaster - Posted on May 3, 2011

This Barred Owl visits the Detter residence in March.

By Larry Detter

My friend has horizontal bars on his chest and vertical bars on his tummy. He always dresses the same, and with such an aristocratic air. In fact, he's my very special neighbor — Mr. Barred Owl!

Parshallville loses Rita Siwik

By webmaster - Posted on May 3, 2011

The Parshallville Community Association was saddened to hear of the loss of Rita Siwik on Thursday, April 28, 2011, losing to a long-term illness she had been fighting. Rita was a Trustee of the PCA and opened her lovely home to us many times. Rita’s husband, Ed, was also a Trustee and continued as our Board Treasurer for several years. We extend our condolences to Ed and their family and an offer of help should they need to call upon us.

Send requests to Diane Detter,

Family Announcements

By webmaster - Posted on May 3, 2011

Emma Mentley, daughter of Laurie and Jeff Mentley, will receive a Master's Degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education from Indiana State University this spring. After graduation, she will be working for Ferris State University as a hall director. As Hall Director, Emma will initiate and maintain a program which will improve the educational and social growth of individual students.

Fun Fact

On April 18, 1975 heavy rains caused a flash flood that wiped out the Parshallville dam and Parshallville Road, virtually cutting the village in two.