Retirees honored

ISHPEMING — Ishpeming Police Department retirees were honored in this year’s Fourth of July Parade.

Retired police chief and current Undersheriff Dan Willey served as grand marshal for the parade.

Other officers honored were David Schneider, who retired in 1982; George Sibley, who retired in1994; John Healey who retired in 2001; Dave Engstrom, who retired in 1998; John Wallace, who retired 2001; Darrell Stambaugh, who retired 1999; Craig Michaud, who retired in 2005; Jim Bjorne, who retired 2011; and Bob Sibley, who retired in 2009.

The community was invited to enjoy a picnic lunch for retirees at the Al Quaal pavilion after the parade.

“We appreciate the extraordinary sacrifices made by officers and their families every day,” the Ishpeming Fourth of July newsletter states.