Sunflower Festival 2017 Citizen of Year and Parade Grand Marshal

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The Mayville Sunflower Festival Committee is proud to announce it’s choice for this year’s festival royalty. It seems that every year we receive more nominees who each have special qualifications to become Citizen of the Year and Grand Parade Marshal. We are all lucky to have so many members of our community who have dedicated their time and efforts to improving our community. Besides the announcement of our Grand Marshal and Citizen of the Year, the Committee would also like to acknowledge runner-ups Violet Matthews and Gale Langford for their contributions to our community.

Grand Marshal

This year’s parade Grand Marshal is Roxann Hiiter. Roxann has run Rock-A- Bye-Baby Daycare from her home in our village for over 24 years. Hundreds of parents are forever grateful to her for the love and care that she has provided over the years. She continues to nurture and shape the development of her little charges, some of which had parents who were also cared for by Roxann.

Roxann’s community involvement has benefited numerous local organizations. She is or has been a member of the Mayville Board of Education, Mayville Village Council, Mayville sunflower Festival, Mayville Downtown Development Authority, Mayville Area Chamber of Commerce, Trustee for her church, and ambulance volunteer. She organizes the park cleanup each year, spearheaded the installation of Disc Golf at Ohmer Park, and supports our library. You can find her at every local parade, ball game, community event, and she approaches every activity with drive, determination, and a willingness to do everything in her power to make the event a success.

Judging by the number of nominations received, the community should be out in record numbers to wish Roxann well during the 2017 Sunflower Festival Parade in her role as Grand Marshal.

Citizen of the Year

The Mayville Sunflower Festival is very excited about this year’s Citizen of the Year, Cindy Coxe. She is the perfect example of someone involved in her local community and whenever approached, Cindy smiles and says, “What can I do to help?”. Cindy’s involvement includes Vice President and member of the Mayville Board of Education, Secretary and member of the VFW Auxiliary, member of the Mayville Area Chamber of Commerce, Lion’s Club, Eastern Star, Mayville Eagles, Mayville Museum, and a member of our own Mayville Sunflower Festival. She initiated the We Can Read Program, assists in the Summer Reading Program at the Mayville Library, and is involved in tutoring programs for our youth.

Her involvement in the Mayville Museum includes coordination of the Easter Egg Hunt for over 600 kids, car show, pancake breakfast, and as a general volunteer. She also wrote a grant which allowed the Museum to refinish the school house. She helps plant flowers downtown and sells “white canes” and “poppies” to help our local service organizations. She even makes the wonderful chicken noodle soup served at the Buck Pole each year.

Please take any opportunity you have to congratulate Cindy for being named Citizen of the Year and to thank her for her involvement and efforts to improve our community.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

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You will notice new signs popping up around town. A big thank you goes out to the anonymous donor who made them possible.  If you would like one of the signs please go the Village office and request a Neighborhood Watch Sign. We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting, the date and time of which can be found by going to the Village calendar.

Tonight’s meeting was very productive and Chief Coln proved to be a valuable resource while answering questions and providing insight into the wonderful ideas that the group came up with. I would also like to acknowledge Bill and Rayola Barkowska, as well as Lindsay Mertens. If it were not for these dedicated individuals, we would not have a Neighborhood Watch program. I would like to share some neighborhood watch tips from tonight’s meeting, by working together we can help eliminate neighborhood crime. Please watch out for these activities in our neighborhood.

  • Someone running from a car or home
  • Someone screaming.  If you can’t explain the screams, call law enforcement and report them.
  • Someone going door-to-door in the neighborhood or looking into windows and parked cars.
  • Someone asking about past residents
  • Someone who appears to have no purpose wandering through the neighborhood.
  • Unusual or suspicious noises that you cannot explain, such as breaking glass or pounding.
  • Vehicles moving slowly without lights or without an apparent destination.
  • Business transactions conducted from a vehicle. This could involve the sale of drugs or stolen goods.
  • Offers of merchandise available for ridiculously low prices. The merchandise might be stolen.
  • Someone walking or running while carrying property at an unusual time or place
  • Someone removing property from unoccupied residences.
  • A stranger entering a neighbor’s home which appears to be unoccupied.
  • A stranger in a car who stops to talk to a child.
  • A child resisting the advances of an adult.


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Reserve Officer Program

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The Mayville Police Department is looking for candidates for their Reserve Officer Program.

The Reserve Officer program is a voluntary community service program in which citizens of the community work with and assist the Mayville Police Department. Some duties of reserve officers include riding on patrol with regular police officers, working at sporting events such as basketball and football games, working at the Sunflower Festival and Kingston Days celebrations, parking enforcement and a variety of other duties. Previous law enforcement training is not required, just the desire to serve your community.

Reserve officers are required to purchase a majority of their own equipment which includes, but is not limited to, a handgun, bullet-proof vest, duty belt, and footwear. Every effort will be made to assist reserve officers in purchasing items at discounted rates.

When enough applications are received, those meeting the minimum requirements will be asked to take part in an initial interview. Those being considered will be subject to an in-depth background investigation which includes fingerprints. Those who successfully pass the background investigation and a second interview will attend a six month reserve academy before becoming a reserve officer.

Specific requirements for Reserve Officer:

  • Must be a citizen of the U.S.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age with demonstrated maturity and judgment.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Concealed Pistol Permit.
  • High school or GED certificate required.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony.
  • Must possess good reputation, criminal, and traffic records.
  • Perform bi-annual firearm proficiency.


If you are interested in applying for the Reserve Officer Program, see Chief Cook at the Mayville office, located at 5950 Fox St, Monday through Friday between 7a-3p or Sergeant Fini at the Kingston office located at 3655 Ross St, Monday through Wednesday between 7a-3p and fill out an employment application.

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10 ways to avoid fraud

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Scam artists in the U.S. and around the world defraud millions of people each year. They use the phone, email, postal mail, and the internet to trick you into sending money or giving out personal information.

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Sue Marlow wins ugly sweater contest – Donates to Share Shop

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Sue Marlow, Existing Accounts Manager with Knights Insurance in Cass City, was the proud Winner of the Knights Insurance Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest to benefit a charitable organization of her choice. Ms. Marlow chose the Mayville Area Share Shop as the recipient of over the $900 raised in this wonderful campaign.

The Mayville Village Council would like our Residents to join us in thanking Sue Marlow for her creativity and her support of our Mayville Area Share Shop.