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Everyone loves to share “Good News”

and there are a lot of people doing “Good Things”


98.5UPS encourages listeners to share those stories.

Spread some positive vibes around our community,

and encourage others to be “Neighborhood Nice Guys”


Nominate someone you know that deserves

to be recognized for their kind deeds!


Just nominate one-time. We will hold onto all

submissions for future award considerations.


They will be awarded a kind gift of appreciation!



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The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the

important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.

-Brandon Sanderson


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March 2024 Honoree





March 2024 Nice Gal

Jill Corbin



Her birthday is tomorrow and she deserves so much! She is on disability and still goes out of her way to help everyone! I'm her neighbor and she helps me to get back and forth to work since I don't have a vehicle. She just goes out of her way to help whenever! I just believe she is deserving of this nomination!

Nominated by:


Kathleen Spasoff






February 2024 Honoree





February 2024 Nice Guy

Jerome Senske



Why is this person so special? -

He Helped me move a gun safe and moved furniture too.  

He took care of my animals when I was gone to a wedding over a weekend.

Nominated by:


Yvette Ross






January 2024 Honoree





January 2024 Nice Guy

Chris Ashcraft

Houghton Lake


Chris Ashcraft serves as the Executive Director of the Roscommon County Food Pantry. He is a very organized, hands-on director which helps make him an outstanding leader. Chris makes sure shelves are stocked by volunteers or himself, food distribution boxes are packed before serving days, ordering within a stringent budget, cleaning and organizing the next event to gather or distribute food. Both Chris along with his wife, Kim, are proactive in writing grants to help the food pantry find the needed funds to operate.

Nominated by:


Mary Major-Hill






December 2023 Honoree





December 2023 Nice Guy

Dave Vantivelt

Houghton Lake


Dave is the guy in the neighborhood that will do anything for anyone. Today he is putting up window tint for his 83-year-old neighbor. He fixes sprinklers and hoists. He will mow your grass if you are away. He always has the tool you need to borrow or a cold beverage on the ready. Today, there are just not enough guys like Dave that are the backbone of the neighborhood and keep everything smooth and on track.

Nominated by:


Jon Schulz






November 2023 Honoree





November 2023 Nice Guy

Max Byron



 Max is always willing to help anyone in the neighborhood. He has a very kind and generous personality and giving person. Everyone likes to be around and hang out with Max. He is Top Notch!

Nominated by:


Tom Bugenske






October 2023 Honoree





October 2023 Nice Guy

Michael Mead



 For 2 years when we were unable to go to our cottage because of Covid our neighbor Mike was there to cut the grass or shovel the driveway or do what ever needed to be done. He daily checked the cottage to make sure everything was ok, no frozen pipes or damage. He also was able to help our elderly neighbors who were in poor health by cleaning up their lawns during the fall and winter months. It was comforting for them to know he was next door if they needed anything. He never had to be asked to help, he would just show up and do the job and with a friendly wave head back home. He is someone you can count on regardless of the situation and we as neighbors would be lost without him. 

Nominated by:


Denny and Barry Brunton






Sept 2023 Honoree





September 2023 Nice Guy

Fred "Butch" Fischer



Why is this person so special? - We live in on a private dirt road with 8 residences. Without being asked, Butch and his tractor has graded our road several times during the year for several years. Leveling out the inevitable ruts and "road ponds" and saving us from calling tow trucks to get us pulled out. No fanfare, Butch just does it. He is our neighborhood hero. 

Nominated by:


Marcia Koppa