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Zimmer gets trail dedication

 

Jan Tucker/Daily Globe

THE FAMILY of Francis Fritz Zimmer participated  in the dedication of the  Ontonagon Recreation Trail to the memory of the longtime teacher. From left are Jane Zimmer Muscolt and her husband, George, of Harrison; nephew Mike Zimmer, Ontonagon  and Kris Zimmer Martin and her husband, Willard.

By JAN TUCKER

jantuck@jamadots.com

ONTONAGON - An ongoing trail improvement project at the Ontonagon Area School was dedicated Tuesday to a teacher whose career spanned 30 years of the district.

Francis Fritz  Zimmer taught biological sciences in the district from 1953-83. That period spanned the time the district went from  Ontonagon to later include Greenland Township and Rockland. 

When the new school was built, Zimmer celebrated Earth Day by having students  plant trees  in an area adjacent to the school, now a hiking trail.

Ken Raisanen,  science teacher at the school, said th...



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