Town News

Sandra Smith


On Monday, October 17, we had the Parks and Recreation Meeting. Plans were reviewed for the haunted house at the Princeton Elementary School and the Treats on Wheels. Also there was a discussion of a recreation activity for use of computers and tablets at the library after the library closes and starting at 3:00. Meredith offered to supervise and will be meeting with the library committee to describe the activity and obtain their approval. Raffle tickets continue to be sold by committee members for the turkey dinner which includes a turkey, potatoes, sweet potatoes, veggies, cranberry sauce, stuffing mix, apple cider, and a certificate for homemade biscuits and pie from the Bellmard Inn. The tickets will be sold at the Baileyville Craft Fair on November 5th where the prize winner will be drawn. The proceeds from this raffle will help sponsor upcoming events. The next meeting is Monday, October 24 at 6:00 at the Town Office.

Also on Monday, representatives of the Princeton Fire Department were at the Princeton Elementary School to teach the students about fire safety.

Another busy week at the Princeton Library. On Wednesday, October 19 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. librarian, Heidi Potter, hosted a story hour. She read the book “Clifford the Big Red Dog” and talked about fire prevention. Then the children crafted their own dog from paper. Also Heidi made a special treat of fire engines made from graham crackers and Oreo cookies. The plan is to try to have a story hour for the children once a month. Thanks to donations twenty movie dvds were added and a number of books as well. On Thursday, two contractors came in to survey the library for new lighting and Kathy’s Kids brought their little ones in for a visit.

The Halloween Dance and Haunted House at Princeton Elementary School was Friday, October 21. There was a huge turnout of all ages. They loved the haunted house and prizes were given for costumes. Another successful event in our small town.

There was a meeting of the Princeton Pathfinders Snowmobile Club to make plans for the snowmobile season. New Officers elected were: President, Isaac Cilley; Vice President, Alfred Bailey; Secretary, Cori Cosgrove; Treasurer, Amanda Woodruff. This is a good time to become a member and learn about the trails that are available in this area.


Here is the Ballot Question Preview for this week. Question 5: Citizen Initiative - “Do you want to allow voters to rank their choices of candidates in elections for U.S. Senate, Congress, Governor, State Senate, and State Representative, and to have ballots counted at the state level in multiple rounds in which last-place candidates are eliminated until a candidate wins by majority?” Note that there is a booklet at the library with a more thorough explanation of all the initiatives.

The Town of Princeton is still looking for volunteers for the Board of Appeals. The applicant must be a resident of Princeton. The board meets on an as needed basis and primarily acts as an appeal process regarding tax assessments. Contact the Princeton Town Office for more information at 796-2744.

The Town of Princeton has a reminder that all arrangements, items and lights need to be removed from the West Street and South Princeton Cemeteries by October 31. The deadline is this coming Monday, don’t forget!

Another reminder is that the Town of Princeton has some surplus items that can be viewed at the old fire station October 24-28 from 8:00 am to 4:00 p.m. A sealed bid needs to be submitted to the town office by Friday, October 28 by 3:00 p.m. The bid must include name, contact address and phone number, tag number of items, and amount of the bid.

Frodo the Corgi Update: He now weighs 14lbs and is 4 1/2 months old. He can jump up onto some of the chairs and because he is getting bigger has trouble getting under the couch to get away with his stolen items. He hung out in his crate at the library on Monday while I substituted for Heidi and went to a Grand Lake Stream Area Chamber of Commerce meeting on Tuesday. Now when I head out he thinks he should be going.

Upcoming Events:

Sunrise Christian Church, Big Lake Road, in Big Lake Township will be having a “Jacket Give Away” on Saturday, October 29 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.

Treats on Wheels and Haunted House, Sunday, October 30 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Legacy Square. This is a joint event with the help of the Friends of Princeton, Princeton Elementary School, and Princeton Parks and Recreation Committee. Everyone is invited to park their decorated cars and pickup trucks, etc., and give out Halloween treats to all our local goblins and ghosts. Plan to arrive around 3:30 to park and set up. The enthusiasm is building for this event and our local State Representative, Beth Turner, reports that she has been working hard on her costume.

November 2 at 6:00 at the Old School Restaurant meeting of the Princeton Pathfinders Snowmobile Club. Public is invited and a good time to join and become a member.

November 12 the 8th Grade will be having their annual Spaghetti Dinner at the Princeton Rod & Gun Club from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

To send me news, just drop me a note or give me a call after 10:00 a.m. at 796-2261. My deadline to submit the column is 4:00 p.m. on Monday, I need any news no later than early Monday morning.