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Oldies but goodies

PHOTO BY CHRIS FAULKNOR

This 1929 Model A Ford, owned by Lee Cosens, was one of dozens of classic cars and trucks on display this weekend for the annual antique car show and flea market in Boyne City. SEE MORE PHOTOS ON PAGE 10

The Precision Edge, Surgical Products Company formally announced its plan to build a production facility in Boyne City last week. During the Tuesday Aug. 9 Boyne City Commission meeting, city officials and representatives from Precision Edge said the group would be building a nearly 34,000-square-foot shop which could employ 100 people by 2016.

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Union prez Medical MJ ordinance drafted unhappy with cuts BENJAMIN GOHS ASSOCIATE EDITOR

BENJAMIN GOHS ASSOCIATE EDITOR

During the Aug. 8, Boyne City Public Schools Board of Education meeting it was revealed that Boyne City Education Association (BCEA) President David Willson had authored a letter critical of the school board and administration. In his July 17 correspondence, Willson criticized the board for cuts it made when it adopted the 2011-2012 school budget in addition to several other concerns.

The Boyne City Planning Commission will meet with city commissioners and the mayor to discuss the proposed medical marijuana ordinance. Boyne City Planning Director Scott McPherson presented the draft ordinance ordinance at the July 18, meeting of the Boyne City Planning Commission. “I drafted the ordinance based on the home occupation model and

that was kind of developed through some discussions at staff level and review I’ve done,” he said. “This last memo or opinion from attorney general Bill Schuette, which kind of talks about dispensaries and how you can grow and how you can transfer and basically patient to patient transfers are not allowed.” McPherson added, “Distribution between dispensary and patients is not allowed and if you need to grow for a variety of people, each one of those areas has to be inde-

New nature preserve BENJAMIN GOHS ASSOCIATE EDITOR

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Little entrepreneur helping Haiti

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The birds, bees, flowers and trees which attract so many people to visit, work and live in this area are just a little bit safer now. Due to the generosity of a local family, the Little Traverse Conservancy has acquired nearly 107 acres of land off Old Horton Bay Road in Boyne City and Evangeline Township. “It’s going to be known as ‘The Hill Nature Preserve’ and was named by donors the MrstikHerzog and Herzog families,” said Little Traverse Conservancy Land Protection Specialist Ty Ratliff.

pendent and segregated from the others.” McPherson said Schuette’s opinion is restrictive on the interpretation of marijuana collectives and dispensaries. “The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA) prohibits the joint cooperative cultivation or sharing of marihuana plants because each patient’s plants must be grown and maintained in a separate enclosed, locked facility that is only accessible to the registered patient or the

PHOTO BY CHRIS FAULKNOR

Phillip Banner, 7, created a unique fund-raiser to help the earthquake victims in Haiti. BENJAMIN GOHS ASSOCIATE EDITOR He may be small, but he’s got a big plan … and a lot of rocks. When 7-year-old Phillip Banner heard the news that people in Haiti were still struggling to rebuild following a devastating earthquake that occurred last year, he just had to help. So, he decided to begin collecting interesting-looking stones and

selling them at two for a dollar out in front of his house. “I’m giving them to people so they’ll give me money so I can give the money to Haiti people so they can buy new houses and stuff,” Phillip said. “I was going to try to do Petoskey stones but they are very hard to find so I’m just doing different rocks that I find that are pretty cool.” According to Phillip, he was so sad when he heard about the Haitians’

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plight that he decided on his own to raise funds. And, while he only began his effort on Wednesday Aug. 10, Phillip said, “I got about $5 dollars so far from five customers.” Phillip’s grandmother Darlene Cotton said Phillip is out there every day looking for rocks and manning his sales table. “I did ask him this afternoon if he wanted to go to the park but he said he can’t because businesses are supposed to stay open longer than that,” Cotton said. While this is his first fundraising effort, Phillip said his family is proud of him and he feels good to be helping those in need. “It’s good for the people of Haiti,” he said. “I think it will make them feel very happy that they have money to buy new stuff.” Anyone interested in supporting Phillip’s cause may visit his stand between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 507 Spring St. in Boyne City. When he isn’t running his charity, Phillip enjoys baseball and playing with the neighbor’s cat. Phillip is the son of Bob and Cindy Banner of Boyne City. He will begin the second grade at Concord Academy Boyne this year.

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“This is exciting news that I’ve been itching to talk about but I promised I wouldn’t so I didn’t,” Vondra said. “It’s very good for Boyne City.” The Sault Ste. Marie-based surgical toolmaker will locate in Boyne’s Air Industrial Park. Company officials, who chose Boyne City for a number of reasons, said their growth rate and lack of additional skilled workers in the Sault prompted them to begin looking for a place to expand. “We’re just as excited as you are. From the start of this process we looked at a lot of different areas … and looking at the different communities we were looking for someplace we could get fairly close to our

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Weather Wednesday August 17 Isolated T-Storms 77° Thursday August 18 Partly Cloudy 78° Friday August 19 Mostly Sunny 80° Saturday August 20 Partly Cloudy 80° Sunday August 21 Scattered T-Storms 74° Monday August 22 Mostly Sunny 73° Tuesday August 23 Mostly Sunny 78°

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The term “networking” has always bugged me. The word itself refers to connecting or operating — not a very ‘My Two Cents’ human word my opinCHRIS FAULKNOR in ion. The need to “network” is something that is always stressed in the business world. And, in a way, those people are correct. The process of making connections is absolutely essential to surviving in business. What about friends? I look around Boyne City, and I don’t see points on a network. I don’t look at the business people around town as resources to be used and consumed, and I don’t look from the standpoint of

where they fit on my network. I look down the hall at the local florist and realize that she just had her baby. Across the parking lot, I remember the owners of the deli bringing a cheese and meat tray to the business after hours we hosted, smiling proudly as they set it up. Everyone has a story. Any reporter worth their salt will tell you that, and Boyne City is certainly no exception. Each and every business owner, citizen, politician, employee, and hobbyist has something that points on a network do not. They have a mother, a father, emotions, feelings and relationships. Here is my challenge to you this week: Don’t network. Don’t look at people as resources and business cards. Make friends, build relationships and improve others as well as yourself.

Determination

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Dozens of people braved stormy weather on Saturday Aug. 13 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in East Jordan. The event raised money and awareness for numerous types of cancer research.

I’m grateful for the friends I do business with around town, and couldn’t imagine any of them without their spouses, kids, friends, quirks and the many traits that make them unique; dif-

ferent than any other people that I’ll ever meet. Make friends, and the community will continue to be the beautiful Boyne City we have come to love.

Saul Alinsky’s rules for radicals on display

The radical Saul Alinsky wrote “Rules for Radicals” in the1970’s, advocating tactics for use in community organizing which are ‘Conservative Corner’ clearly being KAREN PETERS e m p l o y e d now. Words of some in Congress and many in the mainstream media make a mockery of President Obama’s plea for civil-

ity after the Tucson shootings, for making sure that we are “talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds.” President Obama has remained silent in the face of inexcusable name-calling and charges from the left, while putting blame on everyone but himself for the firsttime loss of America’s AAA rating, as well as for the debacle in our stock market which is making Americans worth far less today than we were just last week. Following are some of Alinsky’s “rules”: 1) “Ridicule is man’s most potent

weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.” 2) “Keep the pressure on, with different tactics and actions; developing operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.” 3)” Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. In conflict tactics there are certain rules that (should be regarded) as universalities. One is that the opposition must be singled out as the target and ‘frozen.” (Enter their hatred and fear of the Tea Party).

4) “Always remember the first rule of power tactics; power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.” 5) “True revolutionaries do not flaunt their radicalism. They cut their hair, put on suits and infiltrate the system from within.” Alinsky viewed revolution as a slow, patient process. The trick was to penetrate existing institutions such as churches, unions and political parties.... 6) “In war the end justifies almost any means”. 7) “The first step in community

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P r e s b y t e - Government. It has the constitutional John Knox, developed the Presby- Christ’s faithful evangelist going into rianism in distinction of being named in the Re- terian Church in Scotland based pri- the world, making disciples of all nagency Act 1937 as the only Act for marily on John Calvin’s theological tions, baptizing them in the name of Boyne City

1881 through 2011 The Protestant Religion and Presbyterian Church 1707 is an EDWARD MAY III Act Act of the preUnion Parliament of Scotland which was passed to ensure that the status of the Church of Scotland would not be affected by the Union with England. Its long title is An Act for Securing the Protestant Religion and Presbyterian Church

which a regent may not give royal assent to an amending or repealing Bill. When the Regency Bill was debated in the House of Commons, the attorney-general explained: “The safeguarding of this particular Act of the Scottish Parliament was expressly mentioned in the Act of Union, and that is the historic reason why it appears here.” An act of the Parliament of England, had made similar provision for the Church of England in 1706, but is not mentioned in the Regency Act. Presbyterians Origin: A former Catholic priest,

doctrines. Prime Philosophy: Calvinism Founder: John Knox Founding Date: 1560 Church Structure: Governing authority is placed primarily in elected laypersons known as elders. The elders of a local congregation are called a session. Several sessions constitute a local synod which in turn is collectively known as a General Assembly to govern the entire denomination. Elders and ministers who serve in governing bodies are called presbyters. Mission: The church is called to be

the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all he has commanded. It demonstrates by the love of its members for one another and by the quality of its common life the new reality in Christ, through worship, fellowship, and nurturing. It practices a deepened life of prayer and service under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Religious Doctrines God: Trinitarian Father, Son and Holy Spirit Sacraments: Baptism, Communion

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Solitaire: a game with unbelievable possibilities Some years back I read an article which included various hints for maintaining and even improving one’s memory. As now, there was aware‘Beautiful Boyne’ ANNE THURSTON ness among adults concerning the various memory afflictions which possibly could descend on any one. It was a scary thought because most of us were aware of just such a problem among those we knew and their family members. In my case it was the diagnosis of my husband’s Alzheimer’s. Besides, we found ourselves on rare occasions not able to recall the name of someone we had known forever as we rounded the end of an aisle at Glen’s, or where we left our car keys or even what we had climbed the stairs to get. The article made

a lasting impression on me as it offered a suggestion I could clutch, do and not feel I was wasting my time. The suggestion was to play cards. Card games had long been part of family life for me. My parents had spent every Thursday evening as I grew up playing pinochle with their best friends. When in college there was always a game of Rummy, Euchre or Poker underway in the Rec Hall. In my early years of marriage Ed and I played Bridge on a weekly basis. However, raising a couple of families as we did managed to cut into any thoughts of a card game. On top of this a card game was never Ed’s first choice of something to spend his spare time on. I missed doing so. The article on the memory benefits of card playing was all I needed to stop and consider how I might once again play cards. The only answer I came up with was to play Solitaire. Even though I found a book which listed over a dozen versions of the game I could not find one that proved to be thought challenging.

Each was merely a matter of luck in the dealing. How this would ever assist my memory in staying put just didn’t compute. I admit I have a strong sense of determination. Once I decide to try to do something I don’t quit until I am out of approach ideas. So it was with Solitaire. The wonderful thing is that I have managed to create a here-to-for unknown version of the game which I simply call, ‘My Solitaire’. Any card game, even the intensely thought provoking game of Bridge basically is controlled with the manner in which the cards fall as they are dealt. This remains true in My Solitaire, but no longer controls the game’s outcome. In my version of the one person card game the chances of winning are vastly increased and therefore the game far more challenging.

I play three games each morning following breakfast as I enjoy my morning tea. Again, I do the same later in the day; maybe as I watch the evening news or listen to music following supper. Overall I average winning four or five out of the six daily games. My family members who observe my ‘mental exercise’ all but roll on the floor in laughter at my ‘cheating’. They fail to evaluate the game on its own merit rather than that of the old type Solitaire they have played all their lives. I have tried explaining to them that

»BEAUTIFUL , pg. 17


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COPS & COURTS BOYNE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT WEEKLY REPORT Monday, August 1 1:02am Elderly female found wondering in the area of Lake and Vogel Streets. Returned home. 1:57am Found open door in the 200 block of N East St 4:35am Came across mailbox that was hit by hit and run driver. Driver located later 8:14am 911 check from the 1000 block of Boyne Av. All OK 8:41am Damage done to fence in the 200 block of E Water St 12:03pm Report of household trash being dumped in commercial dumpster on North St Tuesday, August 2 12:46am Suspicious vehicle located in the 100 block of State St. 4:19am Suspicious situation in he 300 block of Arthur St 5:05am Road hazard removed from Division St and Boyne Av 10:08am Private property damage accident in the 300 block of E Division St 12:53pm Report of possible stolen credit card in from W Main St 1:01pm Citizen in to report possible fraudulent call she received on her

cell phone 5:37pm Assist fire Department with alarm in the 300 block of E Division St 9:42pm Report of alarms going off in the 300 block of N Lake St 9:50pm Assist fire Department with alarms in the 300 block of N Lake St Wednesday, August 3 12:45am Motorist assist at Jersey and Arthur Streets. 6:34am Citation issued for speed. 8:25am Citation issued for cracked windshield and driver side mirror. 1:22pm Assist CPS in the 600 block of W Court St 1:35pm Subject reports male running down hill into traffic, trying to get into her vehicle. Later located. 3:33pm NSF check complaint received from W Water St 4:31pm Assist CPS in the 600 block of W Court St 7:13pm Assist CPS in the 600 block of W Court St Thursday, August 4 1:49am Intoxicated subject walked into residence in the 300 block of N

Park St 2:19am Alarms going off in the 100 block of S Lake St 9:31am Citizen in to drop off driver’s license he found near Grant St. Returned to owner. 9:47am Assist Probate Court with message delivery 11:05am Subject in to report couple breaking glass at the recycling center. Gone on arrival. 1:19pm Received child neglect complaint in the 300 block of E Division St 5:09pm Citation issued for speed. 5:53pm Citation issued for speed. 7:09pm Citation issued for speed. 7:21pm Citation issued for speed. 7:35pm Citation issued for speed. 8:31pm Dispatched to disturbance in the 300 block of S Park St 8:35pm Unlock at City Beach 8:21pm Report of vehicle blocking sidewalk on Lincoln St. Gone on arrival. Friday, August 5 12:38am Suspicious situation in the 900 block of Brockway St 1:40am Suspicious subjects located in the 300 block of E Water St

3:48am Suspicious vehicle and subject in the 1000 block of Boyne Av 9:05am Process server requesting assistance in the 500 block of Harris St 12:40pm 911 hangup from the 300 block of North St 7:24pm Gasoline drive off from the 200 block of S Lake St 9:29pm Threats complaint received from downtown. Saturday, August 6 2:09am 16 year old found at beach in violation of curfew. 11:03am Citation issued for speed. 11:32am Citation issued for speed. 11:41am Gasoline drive off from the 200 block of S Lake St. Returned and paid 11:41am Hit and run accident in the 200 block of E Water St 1:28pm Private property damage accident in the 400 block of N Lake St 5:22pm Larceny of cell phone from the area of Park and River Streets 5:41pm Subject reports being harassed in the 100 block of E Water St 8:05pm Assist Sheriff Department with B&E on M-75 S 8:15pm Unlock in the 400 block of N Lake St

Sunday, August 7 12:51am Report of suspicious people standing on the corner of lake and Main Streets. All OK 1:50am Citation issued for speed 8:29am Subject arrested for DWLS 9:42am B&E in the 300 block of E Division St 10:22am Unlock in the 200 block of Front St 10:35am Assist with fire alarm on W Water St 11:37am Subject arrested for Hit and run accident 12;35pm Report of possible peeping tom in the 1000 block of S Lake St 12:39pm Report of suspicious activity in the 300 block of N Park St 2:05pm Citation issued for speed 2:20pm Citation issued for speed. 4:38pm Driving complaint received from M-75 S. 4:40pm Welfare check requested on subject riding bike 5:12pm Citation issued for speed. 8:13pm Report of dune buggy on Avalanche Mountain. Unable to locate 10:05pm Report of fireworks at Lakeshore Dr and Marshall Rd.

Charlevoix County Sheriff Reports A car vs. bike accident occurred on Waller Road in Charlevoix Township near the intersection of Whippoorwill Lane on Aug. 6, 2011 at approximately 14:05 hrs. 34 year old biker, Christopher Susott from Indiana, was Westbound on Waller Road when he was struck from behind by Charlevoix resident, 71 year old Mary Chew. Christopher was treated by Charlevoix EMS and then transported to Charlevoix Area Hospital for further evaluation. Christopher suffered numerous large abrasions from the incident. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the incident. On August 7, 2011 around 12:57 hrs. a two car accident occurred at the intersection of Thumb Lake Road and US 131. 16 year old, Aleena Hellebuyck from Boyne City, was attempting to make a left hand turn onto 131 from Thumb Lake when she pulled into the path of a Northbound car driven by Illinois resident David Jaskiewicz, age 27. Aleena was transported to Northern Michigan Hospital for evaluation,

her 15 year old passenger Ivy Looze was checked by EMS on scene and released. David’s 24 year old wife, Agnieszka, who was with him was also transported to Northern Michigan Hospital for evaluation. Both patients had minor injuries. Everyone involved was wearing a seatbelt. The Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Boyne Valley Fire and EMS, as well as Boyne City EMS. Sheriff W.D. Schneider reports the Marine Division of the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office investigated a watercraft accident with injuries on Walloon Lake near the north arm in Bay Township at approximately 11:00 AM on Friday, 08/05/11. Jillian Malenfant, 24, of Cincinnati, Ohio, was a passenger on a personal watercraft (PWC) when the operator attempted a high speed maneuver. Jillian was thrown from the PWC suffering a fracture to her distal fibula. She was treated and released at Northern Michigan Hospital. The accident remains under investigation by the Charlevoix County

Sheriff’s Office. On Tuesday August 09, 2011 at 1740 the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office road patrol located a motorcycle personal injury traffic crash on Behling Road just West of Dutchmans Bay Road in Wilson Township. The crash had not been reported prior to the Deputy’s arrival. 24 year old Timothy Edwin Baker, of East Jordan, lost control of the 1999 Kawasaki Ninja 900 he was riding Eastbound, up Richardson’s Hill. The motorcycle left the roadway and struck en embankment then tipped onto its side. Baker suffered minor scrapes to his right elbow and forearm, and refused treatment. On August 10, 2011 at approximately 7:58 p.m. the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office responded to a personal injury accident that occurred on Rogers Road, East of Waterman Road in South Arm Township. The driver, Cory Wayne Karlskin age 26, drove his vehicle backwards into a tree off Rogers Road, East of

Be a first-year teacher every year “Be a first year teacher every year.” This is a quote that I first heard as a student teacher, and has remained with me. Essentially, what ‘Inside Education’ this means is PHOEBE GOHS to keep your eyes, ears, and mind open to new ideas, approaches, and possibilities for every student you teach throughout your career. It also means don’t simply repeat everything you did last year; rather, tailor your teaching to the learning

needs and styles of the students in your classroom. I’ve decided to contribute my Education Column, Inside Education, to the Boyne City Gazette for two reasons. First, as an Early Elementary Teacher, Curriculum Coordinator, and Adjunct Professor of Education, I will engage parents, educators, and every citizen interested in the education of tomorrow’s leaders in useful, proactive discussion of current issues in education. Second, as I strive to be a First Year Teacher every year, my teaching goal for this year is to explore how to best teach Writing. One universally agreed upon approach to improving writing instruction is for the teacher to write

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regularly. This puts the teacher in the shoes of her students, allowing her to experience the writing process along with her students – providing an authentic example for students and generating writing lessons based on authentic experiences of writers – teacher and student. This column will serve as my authentic writing experience throughout the upcoming school year. As I begin this column, I would like to describe my experience and perspective on educational issues. In my first five years as a first year teacher, I have had many opportunities to explore new approaches

Waterman Road. Alisa Marie Bell, age 25 from East Jordan, was also in the vehicle. Bell was checked out on scene by East Jordan EMS and transported to the Charlevoix Area Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Karlskin was also checked out on scene and transported to the Charlevoix Area Hospital for minor injuries and severe intoxication. Karlskin was arrested for suspicion operating while under the influence and was found to be approximately four times over the legal limit for alcohol consumption. Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the East Jordan Police Department, East Jordan Fire Department, and East Jordan EMS. At 3:48 p.m. on August 11, 2011, the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office along with the East Jordan

Fire/EMS responded to Miles Road South of Rogers Road for a 9 year old boy that was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike. A 2003 Dodge Caravan driven by Linda Putnum, age 64 of Central Lake, was Northbound on Miles Road when Daniel F. Hosler, age 9 of East Jordan, exited his driveway into the path of the minivan. Putnum attempted to avoid the boy, but was unable. Hosler was treated and transported to the Charlevoix Area Hospital for a compound lower leg fracture, possible internal injuries, and other scrapes and abrasions. Speed does not appear to be a factor. No alcohol was involved. Hosler was not wearing a helmet. The accident is still under investigation at this time.

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PHOTO BY CHRIS FAULKNOR Pictured during the recent announcement of Precision Edge’s expansion into Boyne City are (from left) Chuck Vondra and John Truckey the President of Precision Edge, Milton Kniss who will be in charge of the Boyne facility, and local Bud Shear who flew Vondra and Boyne City Manager Michael Cain to Sault Ste. Marie to meet with officials from Precision Edge earlier this spring.

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From Page 1 operation in Sault Ste. Marie,” said Precision Edge President John Truckey. “But, we were looking for a good community that really wanted us there because the kind of company we are is really family-oriented.” He added, “You guys definitely fit the bill.” Truckey cited 25 percent growth this year with the need to expand. “Having a full building running three shifts is very good and helps return on your investment but we’re at the point where we’re telling our customers we can’t handle any more right now and that’s not a very good position to be in,” he said. “We could have expanded right out the back. We had the land in the Sault … but one of our philosophies is ‘small and efficient.’” With their current facility op-

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erating six and seven days per week with round-the-clock shifts, Truckey said there will be plenty of work at the new operation. “We’ve got a lot of skilled trades in terms of machining, programming. But, we also have a lot of semi-skilled work with good hand-eye work and I don’t see us every getting rid of that completely,” he said. “We do a lot of finishing on our parts. The customers are very, very, very particular about nicks, scratches, smudges, anything like that, so that’s probably one of our biggest concerns as we go through the manufacturing operation.” The $5.8 million expansion plan will be implemented over a two-year time frame. “We have fantastic financial backing,” Truckey said. “We really do have zero debt and our capital spending over the years kind of gives you an idea for a

$20 million company our capital has never been an issue.” He added, “I’ve never been turned down for a capital project.” While a ground-breaking date has not been set, Truckey did offer some projections. “Our projection through 2016: We hope to have 75 to 100 employees and $10 to $12 million in revenue,” he said. Criteria considered when Truckey was looking for a place to relocate included being closer to an airport, finding a geographical area that would have enough workers, and, to be within three hours of Sault Ste. Marie. “One of the problems we ran into was not having that industrial base,” he said of the Sault Ste. Marie operation. “And, we were looking for a community that was interested in having us here.” Truckey added, “You guys have been involved from the very start.” Boyne City Manager Michael Cain and Boyne City Mayor

Chuck Vondra have been involved in discussions with Precision Edge since at least last winter, even taking the time to fly to the Sault to meet with company officials. “How fortunate I feel Boyne City is. But, better than that is the company and the team that comes to Boyne City with that,” Vondra said. “These guys are flat out amazing. Their business plan is amazing. How they operate is amazing. They’re a model for all American companies to follow.” He added, “We’re fortunate for the industry, but we’re more fortunate for the quality of the company that’s coming.” Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jim Baumann said most communities have given up on recruiting industry, but this proves once again that Boyne is the place to be. “The traditional wisdom is (manufacturing) has all gone to Mexico or China, but the fact is there are companies that still

are still producing in the good old USA,” he said. Baumann said it was a combination of meeting the needs of a prospective business, having proactive public officials and presenting the fruit of years of work by so many people to make Boyne City as attractive as it is. “We’re hitting on all eight cylinders and the great momentum in town is paying off,” he said. Founded in 1989 as a bur manufacturing facility in the Upper Peninsula, Precision Edge now employs nearly 200 workers who make surgical cutting tools for orthopedics. According to city officials, construction on their new 34,000-plus-square-foot facility is anticipated to begin later this summer on lots 3 and 4 of the Air Industrial Park at the southwest corner of Moll and Lexamar Drives. Precision Edge expects to initially hire 30 employees with potential expansion dependent on customer demand of their products.

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The three families who owned the property for over 35 years had a conservation easement placed on the property in the late-1990s so it can never be used for development. “This year they gave us the property to use as a nature preserve to be open to the public,” Ratliff said. “It’s a beauti-

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“I was very disappointed in the decision by the board of education to reduce programs and staff,” Willson stated. “The fact that I was told earlier this spring the district had enough funds PETER MOSS to support the staff we currently had was apparently ignored.” He added, “Along with this statement, it was pointed out that each building administrator was advised to be prepared to have a list of possible expense reductions totaling $200,000 per building ready to implement if the situation in Lansing took a turn for the worst.” According to Willson’s letter, the statements were made prior to any negotiations between school administration, the school board and the school staff’s union. “I bring this up to point out that both associations made significant concessions in wages and benefits resulting in saving the district over a half-million dollars, even more than the district and board initially proposed at the bargaining table.” Willson stated. “Yet with all of the savings and sacrifices the employees have made through pay freezes, increased contributions to health care benefits, and other give backs, the district went ahead and reduced employee hours, eliminated positions and reduced course offerings.” However, said Boyne City Public Schools Superintendent Peter Moss, no such guarantees were ever made. “That was never said. There may have been a perception of (that) or something to that effect, but the thing of it is we really didn’t know what we were facing until the state aid bill was passed in late-June,” Moss said. “So, everything we were doing up until that date was pure speculation.”

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made lightly. “In the spring we have a finance committee meeting and we look at the proposed budget and revenues and we also look at estimated expenditures,” he said. “Then we met with the principals and asked them to give the board some options where we could reduce spending by about 7 percent.” Moss added, “When 80 percent of your expenditures are personnel costs, sometimes the reductions hit personnel – especially if you are reducing over several years and you’re about as lean as you can get.” As far as Willson’s concerns that the middle school will be underserved due to cuts in paraprofessionals, Moss said there will still be four or five paraprofessionals and three-and-a-half special education teachers in addition to existing educators in the building. “I think what happened was the middle school came more in line with our other two buildings that had to make those cuts in past budgets,” Moss said. “In a perfect world you would love to put more support in there, but these are tough decisions we have to make.” Willson said he realizes these are difficult economic times, but cautioned that cutting staff could have negative affects on the district. “I would hope we always remember we are a people driven entity striving to do the best possible job of educating young people,” he said. “Our most valuable resource is not buildings, technology, or buses, but the men and women of our school district who work hard every single day to give our students the best education they can.” Moss said he understands where Willson is coming from, but believes the board is sensitive to the district’s needs. “We are going to do what we need to make sure every one of our students is successful,” he said. “And, if our enrollment is stronger than expected and the need continues to be in certain areas we are going to do whatever we can to support those areas.”

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He added, “There was never, in our initial talks, any talk of how much they were willing to concede.” Moss said he still feels the negotiations were productive and that both sides exercised attitudes of problem-solving. But, he added, “The fact is, by June 30, we were just starting negotiations and we passed the budget before the culmination of negotiations, so we didn’t know what kind of concessions we were getting from the respective unions until after we set our budget.” Willson said even more disappointing was to hear a board member say the reductions would not impact academics or classrooms, or impact them minimally. “I respectfully disagree with that statement,” Willson said. “When the middle school, as a whole, has a 30 to 40-percent at-risk population on top of a 12 to 15-percent special education population, I dare say any reduction in classroom paraprofessionals hours has a direct and powerful negative impact on at least half if not more of the student body at Boyne City middle school.” He added, “Also, lack of a clear and honest statement from the finance committee led to a parent and staff member to inquire of the board if reductions to staff were indeed being made.” Willson said he appreciated the forthright and direct answers in addressing the questions, but was disturbed to think that, if someone in the audience had not spoken up, the public would have left the meeting thinking all was well with Boyne City schools and that no employees would suffer a reduction in hours or loss of position. “More time was spent discussing and debating how to pay for buses and what company to purchase the buses from,” Willson said. “Very little discussion took place over reducing staff and programs and what the consequences might be to students, employees, and the reputation of the district.” Moss said, while he can appreciate the frustration of dealing with this year’s cuts, the decisions to do so were not

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ful property with various habitats: some meadow, hardwood, pine.” But, he added, “The best part of the property is the elevation and view it has of Lake Charlevoix.” While the nature preserve has not officially been dedicated and posted with signage, “The Hill” is open to the public. “We’re working with the city right now to establish a parking area in the road

right-of-way because we don’t have the means to place one on the property,” Ratliff said. “Things are so brand new we are still in the management phase of determining signage and parking.” He added, “As of right now it is open to the public to explore and hike it.” Newly appointed Little Traverse Conservancy board member Jim Baumann said he is glad to see Boyne City with another nature preserve. “It’s the reason people come here in the first place,” he said. “It’s really because of our natural surroundings.” Baumann said eventually there will be hiking trails across “The Hill” and, since the property abuts a piece of city property, the trails could connect to any future Boyne City trails. “It’s good for all sorts of things,” Baumann said. Ratliff said, in addition to general public use of the property, the conservancy will be able to use the area for educational field trips for the area’s youth. “I think it’s just going to be a great asset to Boyne City,” he said. “It’s just one more place for people to go to recreate and enjoy the woods and views of Lake Charlevoix and it provides a great spot to bring Boyne City school children for interactive wildlife programs.” Already scheduled at the nature preserve is a yoga class on Saturday Aug. 20. Call (231) 344-1000 for more information. “Development is fine,” Baumann said. “It just has to be balanced with conservation by preserving property for future generations.”

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A dedication ceremony of the new pavilion at Thumb Lake Park is scheduled for Friday Aug. 19. The new Pavilion at Thumb Lake Park will be dedicated to early Thumb Lake pioneer Louisa Hughes. She came with her husband Frank and his family as homesteaders to this beautiful spring fed lake area in the eastern highlands of Charlevoix County in 1874. The public is invited to this event which will begin at noon and conclude with a potluck luncheon. For more information, call Doug Waldo at (231) 549-2295.

Close call

On Wednesday Aug. 10 while pulling a tree out of the ground at a residence on First Street in Boyne City, a natural gas line was breached. The Boyne City Fire Department (pictured above) arrived on scene and waited for a DTE crew to repair the line. Winds were strong enough to dissipate the gas and the area was not evacuated.

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Day of Caring for Charlevoix and Emmet County non-profit organizations, schools, and government agencies need volunteers to complete service projects on Thursday, Sept. 15. All available projects are listed online through Char-Em United Way’s Volunteer Connections at www.charemunitedway.org . Once you register as a

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Your weekly crossword puzzle is sponsored by the Boyne Valley Lions Club. The Lions believe in serving the local community, can can often be seen working at football games, cleaning a stretch of M-75, and donating to many causes locally. The Lions also have a large-scale mission to be the “Knights for the Blind.” The Boyne Valley Lions Club meets at noon in the Community Room of the Boyne District Library every Wednesday. For information about the Lions, please call Lion Nels Northup at (231) 549-5647.

volunteer, search keywords “Day of Caring” to find a project you want to complete. Click on “I’m interested in this opportunity” to send a message to Char-Em United Way and you will receive an e-mail with details to complete your volunteer match. Or you can call the Char-Em United Way office at (231) 487-1006 to register as a volunteer.

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Jeff Daniels play at Aten Place If you were lucky and saw “Escanaba in da Moonlight” at Aten Place in 2004, you already know four essential facts: (1) It was written by Jeff Daniels; (2) Escanaba is a small,?heavily-wooded Michigan community on the Upper Peninsula (UP) of Lake Superior; JEFF DANIELS (3) It’s populated by descendants of Fins, Norwegians, and Ojibwa Indians who developed their own traditions about hunting, male bonding, and bagging their first “big buck.” (4) It is an absolute laugh-out-loud riot. Well, Aten Place has done it again. On stage August 25, 26 and 27 is Daniels’ “Escanaba in Love,” the first of three plays that follow the snappy-but-loveable Soady family through one cockamamie?escapade after another. This oddball comedy will have you aching with laughter. Of course, it has to be deer season, so Albert (Alan Elliott) and his doddering old father (Tim Culver) are already holed up in the Soady family deer camp. They are especially excited because today, 18-year-old Albert Jr. (their son and grandson respectively) is going to join them and bag his first buck. While waiting for him, they toast the occasion with the UP’s traditional homebrewed sweet sap laced with maple syrup. Never could they guess what’s about to happen! Into their peaceful “man” camp bursts “Salty” Jim (Don Bolthouse), who only a year ago had a boating accident and got caught in his own fish net. As a result, “Salty” Jim has been crippled, crazy, and drunk ever since. Then young Albert Jr.

(Ian Russell) explodes through the door with two surprises. First off he tells them, “I didn’t bring a gun cause I’m not goin’ huntin’. I enlisted in the army and I’m reportin’ to duty tomorrow.” To that he adds, that he met a girl in the bar and it was love at first sight. So the youngest Soady and Big Betty Balou got hitched a few hours ago, and he brought her along for their instant honeymoon. Yes, he knows it’s a sacred place where no women are allowed; but he has to leave for Ft. Custer in the morning so he thought it?would be OK. His reasoning goes something like this: He may get killed in the war, and--bein’ a virgin and all, well-he sure didn’t want to die without knowin’ what “it” was all about. When Big Betty Balou lopes in she is quite a sight, covered with dirt and rumpled from head to toe… she’s “been there, done that,” ain’t afraid of nothin’ or nobody, and lets everyone know it. All hell breaks loose as the three older men confront the love-struck Jr. What was he thinking? Enlist in the army? Meet a loose bar-fly and get married the next day? Crash into men-only territory? Spend your wedding night at the camp; is he out of his mind? Albert Jr. stands firm and Big Betty stands with him. The plot is wild, woolly, and off-the-wall; but it’s also heart-warming, life-affirming and uplifting. Go see it for yourself. We guarantee you’ll leave laughing out loud with a big smile on your face. But, you have to act fast. “Escanaba in Love” plays August 25, 26 and 27 at 8 p.m. Aten Place is located at 03492 Old Mackinaw Trail in Boyne Falls across from Boyne Mt. Tickets are: $15 single or $25 for two. Call (231) 549-2076 for tickets reservations.

NCMC gets $150k expansion grant North Central Michigan College has received a $150,000 grant to expand a new course at the college that was created to help improve the academic success rate of its students. The course, “First Year Experience,” was developed and tested at North Central over the past several years primarily for students whose test results indicate a need for developmental support in English or mathematics. Data collected at the college have shown that students who perform well in this course are more likely to remain in school and earn higher overall grade point averages. The Michigan College Access Network (MCAN), based in Lansing, has awarded the grant to North Central over three years to help make the course available to an increasing number of college students and, in the near future, area high schools. MCAN awards grant money to certain community colleges in Michigan which are employing interventions shown by data collection and analysis to support student success. All of the eligible community colleges for this round of MCAN grants are participants in a nationwide, grant-funded initiative called “Achieving the Dream,” that seeks to help more students be successful in college. The First Year Experience course is one of several initiatives undertaken by North Central for that purpose. The other initiatives involve required advising for certain students, an early alert program for students who are struggling in school, a reading apprenticeship program and “learning communities” which bring students together in groups to foster support and encouragement during college. North Central Michigan College

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MATTERS OF FAITH Schedules of Faith & Fellowship Church of the Nativity Nativity is located at 209 Main Street, Boyne City. Please call 582-5045 for more information about the church. B.F. United Methodist Boyne Falls United Methodist Church regular Sunday Service 9:15 a.m., 3057 Mill Street. Children’s programming held during service. Worship Café and Youth Group on Sundays at 6 p.m. Office hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phone 231-582-9776. Presbyterian Come as you are this Sunday to worship at First Presbyterian Church at 401 S. Park St., Boyne City. We invite you to share worship at 10 a.m. followed by coffee and conversation. Infant nursery/comfort room, toddler nursery, and children’s Sunday School provided. Choir practices at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. First Sundays include communion (every month) and potluck (during the school year). Office hours are Mon. & Wed. 9-3:30, and Tues. & Thurs. 9-noon. Call (231) 582-7983 for youth group, Bible study, and prayer schedules. Walloon Church On Thursday, August 18, Cozy Quilters will meet at 9 AM in room 101. Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 PM. There will be a Family Mission Project at Pleasant Valley Bible Camp on Thurs-

day, Friday, and Saturday. On Friday, August 19, the Prime Time Fellowship will meet at 6 PM. On, Sunday, August 21, the sermon will be given by Pastor Jeff Ellis titled “”Living Beyond Myself – The Great Gamble” from John 10:10 and Mark 8:35. There will be Communion served at both services and a Benevolent Offering taken. Service times are 9 AM and 10:45 AM. There will be infant and toddler nurseries available at both services. Children classes are held during both services. Grades 5 through 7 attend worship service at 9 AM and then have class at 10:45 in room 101. Grades 8 through 11 attend worship service at 9 AM and have class at 10:45 at the Youth Center. At 10:45, there is a Young Adult class at the Discipleship House. Adult classes and small groups meet during both services. There will be a Youth Ministry Party at the Moeke’s residence starting at 5:30 PM. For more information, contact Pastor Jason Loewen at 535-2288. On Wednesday, August 24, there will be a Small Group Leaders Event starting at 6 PM at the Discipleship House. At the East Jordan Community Church, there will be a Community Small Group starting at 7 PM. Everyone is invited. On Thursday, August 25, Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 PM in the multi-purpose room. On Friday, August 19, the Prime Time Fellowship will meet at 6 PM. For more information, please visit the Church web site at www. walloonchurch.com or call the church office at 535-2288.

Jewel Heart Buddhist Center Jewel Heart Northern Michigan Tibetan Buddhist Center Boyne City Jewel Heart Northern Michigan, located at 109 Water St., Boyne City, will be continuing its study of the Odyssey to Freedom, a concise and complete introduction to the stages of the spiritual path, on Wednesday evenings, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The current section will cover Developing Compassion for Oneself and Others. Details can be found at jewelheart.org, under the Programs section of the Northern Michigan study group, or by e-mailing northernmi@jewelheart.org.

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Genesis Church Boyne Genesis Church meets in the Boyne Elementary school cafeteria every Sunday from 11am-noon. The have a quality staffed nursery along with Kids Clubhouse ministry for ages 4-4th grade. There is coffee and breakfast treats followed by modern song worship and a practical “talk” that relates the Bible to our everyday life. The core values of Genesis Church are Jesus and his Word, sincere relationships, and serving others. You can check out Genesis Church at genesiswired.com. Boyne Valley Catholic Community The Boyne Valley Catholic Community announces its Summer Mass Schedule Saturday evening: 5:00 p.m. at St. Matthew in Boyne City 7:00 p.m. at St. John Nepomucene (on M-32 and St. John’s Road-near East Jordan) Sunday morning: 9:00 a.m. at St. Augustine in Boyne Falls

11:00 a.m. at St. Matthew in Boyne City Call (231) 582-7718 for more information Special First Friday Mass in Honor of both the 40th Anniversary of the Diocese of Gaylord and the 60th Anniversary of the Ordination of Pope Benedict XVI will take place on Friday, July 1 at 8:30 a.m. at St. Matthew in Boyne City. A Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament follows Mass and closed with Benediction. The sacrament of Penance is also available during that time. All are welcome. B.C. United Mehodist Boyne City United Methodist Church regular Sunday Service 11 am, 324 South Park Street. Children’s programming held during service. Bible Study on Thursdays 10 am – open to everyone. Office hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 am to 3 pm. Phone 231-582-9776. Upper Peninsula Beef & Chicken Pasties are on sale for $2.75 each. Call the church office or stop by during office hours.

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Betty G. Preseau (February 22, 1925 - August 4, 2011) Betty G. Preseau, 86, of Cheboygan, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2011 at Munson Hospice House in Traverse City. A resident of Cheboygan since 1951, moving from Pontiac, Betty was born February 22, 1925 in Detroit, the daughter of Samuel and Eva (Ganofsky) Dworin. On February 22, 1947 in Pontiac, she married Frederick Preseau, who preceded her

in death in 1985. She was employed for 17 years at Proctor and Gamble in Cheboygan, retiring in 1985. She was a member and very involved at St. Mary/St. Charles Catholic Church, as a greeter, a Eucharistic minister, served on the task force, and the Bishop Baraga Building Committee, and was past president of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. She also enjoyed quilting, knitting, sewing, and crocheting. Surviving are two daughters, Suzanne Eustice of Medfield, Mas-

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sachusetts, and Jeannette Seither of Big Rapids, a son, Mark (Janell) Preseau of Traverse City, six granddaughters, Jane(Kermit) Rundell, Julie Schmid, Sarah (Matt) Custar, Emilie(Dan)Spalla, Erin (Cody) Nichols and Elissa Preseau, 11 great grandchildren, a sister, Marie Lowe of South Lyon, three brothers, Phillip (Mary Lou) Dworin of Largo, Florida, Arnold Dworin of Metamora, and Jack(Betty) Dworin of Novi, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her

parents, and her husband Frederick, and a sister in law, Lorraine Dworin. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 5, 2011, from 3pm-5pm, and 6pm-8pm, with a Scripture Service beginning at 7:00pm, at the Nordman-Christian Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, August 6, 2011 at 11:00 am, with visitation beginning at 10:00 am, at St. Mary/St. Charles Catholic Church; Rev. Paul Megge will officiate, burial will be at Hebron Township Cemetery.

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Pasquale Nardizzi, Sr. (March 7, 1924 - August 4, 2011) Pasquale Nardizzi, Sr., 87, of Indian River, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2011 at the Hospice House in Cheboygan. A Masonic Service will be held at 11:00am, Monday, August 8, 2011

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at the Indian River United Methodist Church, followed by a memorial service. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:00am until the time of service. Upon the request of the family, casual dress only please. Following the service friends are invited to a luncheon to be held in the church fellowship hall. Pat was born March 7, 1924 in Philadelphia, PA. He was the son of Quirrino and Rosa (Gianoble) Nardizzi. He grew up in Philadelphia where he attended school. In 1942 Pat joined the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Traverse City for training. At that time he met the former Charlotte Oatley and on May 7, 1944 the couple was married in Traverse City, just before Pat shipped out to the Philippines where he served during World War Two. Upon his return from the Navy, Pat attended Central Michigan University where he earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree. Pat taught industrial arts at Hale and Benzonia, MI. In 1961 the Nardizzi family moved to Indian River. Pat taught Industrial Arts and Spanish at Inland Lakes High School. In the early 1960’s he started the first golf program at Inland Lakes. Charlotte preceded him in death on July 1, 2010. Pat enjoyed golf, fishing, playing cards, crafts, casino’s, his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a member of the Indian River United Methodist Church, Indian River Lions Club, Cochran Roberts V.F.W. Post in Indian River, Karnak Lodge F. & A.M. in Indian River, and Order of the Eastern Stars. He is survived by his children, Rose E. (Charles) Marks of Flint, MI, Pasquale (Nancy) Nardizzi, Jr. of Indian River, Mario L. Nardizzi of Indian River; grandchildren, Dan Davison, April (Steve) Holly, Chris James, Jaime Nardizzi, Jesse (Tiffany) Nardizzi; great grandchildren, Matthew, Samantha, Sidney, Sophie, Lila Nardizzi, Zachary, Heather and Emily Davison; several nieces, nephews, brother and sister in laws; too many friends to list, but if you knew him, you were one of them! Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Straits. Lintz Funeral Home in Indian River cared for the Nardizzi family. Douglas E. Mathews (August 18, 1923 - August 6, 2011) Douglas E. Mathews, 87, of Indian River, passed away Saturday, August 6, 2011 at Bay Bluffs Medical Care Facility in Harbor Springs. Douglas was born August 18, 1923 in Minneapolis, MN, the son of John and Dorothea (Newman) Mathews. In 1986 Douglas retired from Southern California Edison Company after thirty one years of service. He has been a resident of Indian River since 1992. Doug loved to play golf and was a member of the Indian River Golf Club. Survivors include his wife, Claudia; Daughters, Michelle Aulwes of MN, Antoinette Mueller of CA and Diane Kimmel of CA; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister, Muriel Baran of MN. He was preceded in death by his parents and eight siblings. Memorial contributions are suggested to a charity of choice. Lintz Funeral Home in Indian River served the family. Online condolences may be made at www.stonefuneralhomeinc.com. Margaret Lorraine Brazones (March 1, 1925 - August 6, 2011) Margaret “Lorraine” (Joyce) Brazones ended her long battle with diabetes and kidney disease on August 6, 2011, at the Northern Michigan Regional Hospital. Lorraine was born on March 1, 1925 in Richland Center, Wisconsin to Erma and Harry Joyce and was the sixth of eleven children. When Lorraine was 18, she moved to Madison, Wisconsin and attended Secretarial School. She worked for a

time in Chicago and following WWII she returned to Madison where she met her husband Donald who was attending the University of Wisconsin. They were married on September 5, 1949. Currently Lorraine and Don have been living in Independence Village in Petoskey, Michigan but have also lived in Byron Center, Michigan, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee, and Rockford, Illinois where she made friends with so many wonderful people in each community. Lorraine was a friendly, loving, caring person who was devoted to her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Lorraine was loved and cherished by her children: Martha (Tom) MacArthur of Hopkins, Michigan, Dr. Margaret “Peggy” (Dr. Howard Beck) Brazones, of Petoskey, Michigan, John (Jill) Brazones of Roscoe, Illinois, and Jim Brazones of Manitowoc, Wisconsin. The grandchildren who so enjoyed her special attention will miss her presence in their lives: Tim MacArthur of Belleville, MI, Steve MacArthur of Mackinaw City, MI, Danny Beck of Missoula, MT, Sarah Beck of Puerto Rico, Laura Beck of New York City, NY, Joe Beck of Petoskey, MI, Mark Brazones of Peoria, IL, and Mary Brazones of Phoenix, AZ. She is also survived by her sisters, Marie Wanless of Reedsburg, WI, Kathryn Sponaugle of Madison, WI, Louise (Don) Foster of Madison, WI, Joan (Tom) Sinniger of LaCrosse, WI; and her brothers, Tom (Marge) Joyce of Richland Center, WI, Emmet Joyce of Richland Center, WI, and Patrick (Karen) Joyce of Cambridge, WI. Her absence will also be felt by many nieces and nephews who she loved to see at any family celebration, picnic, or visits to her home. Lorraine was preceded in death by her sister, Eleanor Jambois, and by 2 brothers, James and Joe Joyce. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday at 10:30am at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Petoskey. The family will receive friends at the Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey on Monday (Today) from 6-8pm and at the church on Tuesday from 9:30am until the time of service. Memorial donations in Lorraine’s memory may be directed to the Northern Michigan Regional Hospital Foundation or Brother Dan’s Food Pantry. Terry B. Bannatyne (October 9, 1933 - August 6, 2011) Terry B. Bannatyne, 77, passed away Saturday, August 6, 2011 at his home in Benton Township. Visitation was held Monday at Nordman-Christian Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 2:00pm, today at the funeral home. Chaplain John Wallace will officiate. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Terry was born in Cheboygan on October 9, 1933. He was the son of Lyle and Alice (Tebo) Bannatyne. He grew up in Cheboygan and graduated from Cheboygan High School in 1951. He then attended a technical school in Detroit where he became a certified auto mechanic. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War. On May 3, 1958 Terry married the former Patricia Sorensen in Cadillac. The couple made their home in Cheboygan where they raised their family. Terry retired as an auto mechanic in 1995 from Wheeler Motors. Terry enjoyed hunting and fishing. He liked woodworking, gardening and being in the out of doors. He loved his five grandsons.

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Terry is survived by his wife, Patricia; children, Bruce (Peggy) Bannatyne of Cheboygan, Pamela Hauk of Indianapolis, Indiana; grandsons, Jeshua and Jemery Bannatyne, Matthew, Nicholas and Steven Hauk; brother, Greg (Sandy) Bannatyne of Cheboygan. Terry was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Marilyn Pasney. Memorial contributions in terry’s name may be directed to his family. Sally Dunlap Graham (September 1, 1912 - August 8, 2011) Sally Dunlap Graham, 98 Sally Dunlap Graham of Crooked Lake, Michigan and Vero Beach Florida passed away on August 8, 2011 at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital at the age of 98. She was born Sarah Emily Spiehler in Dayton, Ohio to Clarence Herbert and Mary Margaret (Ward) Spiehler. Her early years were spent in Dayton where she attended the Moraine School. At the age of 13, Sally’s parents moved the family to Cincinnati where she graduated from Hillsdale School. She then attended the University of Cincinnati. On January 5, 1935 she married Robert Andrews Dunlap in Cincinnati; they were married for more than 54 years until Robert preceded her in death in 1989. In 2001 Sally married Ziba F. Graham of Washington, Indiana. Mr. Graham preceded Sally in death in November of 2010. Sally resided in the communities of Vero Beach, Florida where she spent her winters and Crooked Lake, Michigan where she spent many happy summers. She was a member of Camargo Club of Cincinnati, Little Harbor Club and the Wequetonsing Golf Club, both of Harbor Springs, and the Moorings Club of Vero Beach, Florida. Sally is survived by her two children, Robert (“Tooie”) Dunlap Jr. of Vero Beach and Cynthia (Robert) Greene of Vero Beach, and Louisville, Kentucky. Her grandchildren include, Robert Andrews (Janet) Dunlap III, Cecilie (Steve) Griffin, Anne Greene, Alexandra Greene and stepgrandchildren, Caroline (Tom) Root, Andrew (Suzannah) Dubuque, Theodore Dubuque, Reidy (Samanatha) Dubuque and 3 great grandchildren. Also surviving Sally are her stepchildren, Anne Seng, Ziba (Kathy) Graham Jr., Cress (Derek) Meier, Emily (Jeff) Schoeny and John (Peggy) Graham, and many stepgrandchildren. A memorial gathering celebrating Sally’s life will be held at the Little Harbor Club. Interment will take place within Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati. Friends and family wishing to offer expressions of sympathy are asked to consider the Environmental Learning Center, 255 Live Oak Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963 www.discoverelc.org or the Vero Beach Museum of Art, 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963 www.verobeachmuseum. org Dorothy B. Sieting (December 2, 1928 - August 8, 2011) Dorothy B. Sieting, age 82 of Cheboygan and formerly of Luzerne passed away Monday, August 8, 2011 at her home in Cheboygan. She was born December 2, 1928

in Brighton to John and Della (Nelson) Derendinger. On June 14, 1946 in South Lyon, MI, Dorothy married Keith Sieting who survives. Della worked for the South Lyon Public Schools as a school bus driver for 17 years and retired in 1981. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, #162 in Luzerne and enjoyed doing ceramics and deer hunting. Besides her husband Keith, Dorothy is survived by her three children, Becky (Keith) Doepker of Moran, MI, Brenda (Jim) Bredemeyer of Brighton, MI and Mark (Sharon) Sieting of Luzerne, MI, eight grandchildren, Dawn, Tamara, Joshua, Rachel, Kimberly, Aaron, Jeremiah and Todd and six great grandchildren, Adam, Eric, Zenia, Andrew, Matthew and Katelyn. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Terry Sieting, one daughter, Deborah Wadman and one brother, Jack Derendinger. Cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time. Memorial contributions in Dorothy’s name may be directed to the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements are being handled by the Nordman-Christian funeral Home.

tended North Central Michigan College, earning an Associates Degree in Business. Dot worked for the Kroger Grocery Store in Petoskey for more than 38 years, retiring in 1980. She then worked for Northwest Senior Resources, assisting senior citizens with employment; she also drove bus for the Petoskey Friendship Center. Dot was an active member of our community for many years and always willing to lend her hand to any effort that would benefit others. She was a faithful member of the Petoskey United Methodist Church. She was an extremely active member of the Girl Scouts, serving as President of the Leaders Club. She also served the community as a member of the Emmet County Rebekah Lodge #104 and as a member of the Petoskey Housing Commission. Dorothea is survived by her brother, Charles and his wife Evelyn and by a brother in law, Mel and by a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary Fleshman and Carmen Lehto and her brother Alfred. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held this Friday, August 12th at Stone Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m., Dr. James Mitchum of the Petoskey United Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will take place within Greenwood Cemetery. Friends and family are encouraged to consider memorial contributions to Petoskey United Methodist Church.

Dorothea “Dot” Johnson (December 21, 1925 - August 9, 2011) Dorothea J. “Dot” Johnson, 85 Dorothea J. “Dot” Johnson lifelong resident of Petoskey, passed away in the early morning hours of Tuesday August 9, 2011 at Sunny Bank Retirement Community in Bear Creek Township, at the age of 85. Dot was born December 21, 1925 in Petoskey to John Alfred and Edith I. (Williams) Johnson. She was a graduate of Petoskey High School, Class of 109 Water St. in Boyne City • (231) 582-6445 1944 and later at-

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Fundraising effort OK’d for on-site softball field the fundraising effort. “I understand you are not asking us to spend $43,000, but in essence you are asking our district to spend $43,000,” he said. Moody said the climate in recent years has been to reduce the amount of fundraising done in the

name of the schools to help reduce donation fatigue. “I don’t feel comfortable saying ‘yeah go ahead,’” he said. “Especially when we’ve preached and said we don’t want you going out there willy-nilly and fundraising for every single aspect of every-

thing.” School board president Ken Schrader disagreed with moody. “My opinion is we don’t tell people how to spend their money,” he said. “The nice thing about this is they came for our blessing.”

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Boyne City Public Schools Athletic Director Mike Wilson gives a presentation to the school board on Monday Aug. 8, on a proposed softball field which would be located on the school property. Currently the teams use the ball field at Rotary Park in Boyne City. BENJAMIN GOHS ASSOCIATE EDITOR Citing scheduling conflicts and the potential liability of athletes traveling to and from an offsite facility, Boyne City Public Schools Athletic Director Mike Wilson wants a softball field located at Boyne City High School. Wilson asked the Boyne City Public Schools Board of Education for permission to begin fundraising for the effort during the board’s regular Monday Aug. 8, meeting. “I’m not here tonight to ask you for $42,000,” he said. “I don’t live in that kind of world.” He added, “I realize amidst all the budget cuts that’s not something I’m going to come to you with. However, I would like to pursue the opportunity … to fundraise and go to the boosters for help with this project.” Wilson’s financial figures are

based on an estimate of $42,950 from Rieth-Riley to build the field. The cost does not include the price of dugouts. Wilson said he carefully considered the pros and cons of having a field on-site. “It would do away with the practice field for football,” he said. “The good news is the pros far outnumber the cons: we have no more travel; we can charge at the gate; no more practice and game scheduling conflicts; (and) aesthetic value of the athletic complex.” School board member and treasurer Ross McLane asked Wilson whether athletes would be able to hit the ball far enough to endanger the building. “It’s actually another 100 feet to the building,” Wilson said. “You’d be hard-pressed (to hit a ball that far).” School board member Marty Moody was the lone nay vote on

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STATE & REGION NEWS NEWS BRIEFS Short but interesting • Here comes the sun – ARSTechnica.com reports Michigan resident Connor Field has built the biggest solar farm in the state with some land he purchased from a friend and a whole lot of work. Over the course of summer 2009, Field built the farm off I-94 on two acres of land. The farm can now power hundreds of homes at its maximum efficiency. • The check isn’t in the mail – Chicago Tribune online reports that several Michigan towns were promised thousands of dollars each by Reader’s Digest to make improvements to parks and theaters, but have yet to see the funds. Reader’s Digest officials say everyone will be paid. • Strange brews – Examiner. com reports a pub in Howell is home to weird ales, serving dozens of micro-brews made right here in the Great Lake State. Among the unconventional beer flavors are chips and salsa and smoked pepper. • A nose by any other shape – A new study, according to MSNBC, shows humans have 14 different shapes of noses. Among them are the turned up, the snub and the hawk. • We’re number one? – At nearly 30 percent, Michigan has the country’s highest rate of unemployed veterans, according to WLNS.com. • Wrong place, wrong time – The Jackson Patriot reports a man broke into the home of a Michigan State Policeman. The sergeant cuffed the man and made him wait in the driveway until police arrived. • Justice is served – The man originally accused of impersonating a psychologist and convincing several women to molest their children on camera has been sentenced to life in prison according to the Teton Valley News. • Chinese takeout – Chrysler’s CEO warns, in a Wall Street Journal piece, that China’s plan to increase auto exports could cause even more problems for troubled American automakers. The key, he said, is to work toward a more competitive industrial base and prepare for the inevitable. • Dis-Gust-ing – The FBI is investigating school computer equipment of former Saugatuck schools employee Paul Gust after officials say they may contain child pornography, according to the Allegan County News. Officials are alleged to have found at least 18 illegal pictures. • Without honors –Western Michigan University’s education program has been ranked “weak” by the National Council of Teacher Quality, which studied 134 programs, reports MLive.com. • That’s a rap – Celebsgather. com reports that singer Taylor Swift made a stark departure from her usual mild verses when she performed Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” during a concert in Grand Rapids recently. • Money talks – According to SoHood Magazine, Audi, which had been accused of using an Eminem song in one of its car commercials, has settled the matter for an undisclosed amount of money. The commercial is similar to the Chrysler 200 advertisement which por-

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Binding arbitration reform favors taxpayers LANSING, Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation that protects taxpayers and public safety professionals by making a community’s ability to pay a top consideration in the public safety binding arbitration process. The legislation, which RICK SNYDER is a key part of the governor’s community development and local government reform plan that he proposed in March, was developed in cooperation with lawmakers, local units of government and union officials. “We approached this issue with the common goal of finding ways to ensure public safety professionals and taxpayers are both treated fairly,” Snyder said. “And in the end, everyone who worked on this issue agreed that we need to give priority to a community’s ability to pay so we can avoid drastic cuts that would lead

to layoffs and undermine their ability to protect residents.” Michigan has relied on binding arbitration as a way of resolving public safety labor disputes for decades. But under current law, a local unit of government’s ability to pay does not need to be taken into account, sometimes resulting in unaffordable agreements that give local units of government no choice but to make cuts. With this reform, arbitration panels will have to give priority to a community’s finances when determining labor agreements. The legislation also shortens the binding arbitration timeline, preventing it from stretching out over the course of several years. To help speed up the process, both sides must submit their final best offer to an arbitration panel before the beginning of the arbitration process. “This reform will ensure arbitration agreements are resolved in a timely manner by ensuring both sides are working to find a realistic agreement,” Snyder said. With this reform, both sides will have to share equally in the cost of arbitration, giving all involved

an incentive to work together to find a mutually acceptable agreement before getting to the point of needing binding arbitration. Mark Docherty, president of the Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union, voiced his support. “This reform helps strike the right balance that allows us to properly focus on our public safety responsibilities while helping ensure potential labor disputes can be settled through a fair, equitable and timely binding arbitration process,” Docherty said. “We hope to continue working together with the governor and Legislature to make improvements in this process as well as other reforms.” State Rep. Jeff Farrington, who sponsored the legislation, hailed the reform that he said is long overdue. “After 30 years of attempting reform I’m excited that unions, municipalities, Republicans and Democrats could come together to save taxpayer dollars while ensuring a balanced arbitration process for our public safety professionals,” Farrington said.

Over a dozen more laws signed by Gov. Rick Snyder House Bill 4192, allows health practitioners who are authorized to prescribe controlled substances to access data about drugs that are dispensed in order to prevent theft by employees. H.B. 4371 and Senate Bill 207, eliminate Michigan’s minimum hunting age and creates a mentored youth hunting program and mentored youth hunting license. Revenue from the new mentored youth hunting license will support the Game and Fish Protection Fund. S.B. 215, allows counties that run public works systems to include township supervisors on the full public works board, which is currently prohibited. This legislation, which only affects Grand Traverse and Lapeer counties, will allow the boards to operate more efficiently by avoiding the cost to administer subcommittees and will allow greater input from townships. S.B. 287, eliminates current exemptions and requires all towing companies to register with the Michigan Public Service Commission’s Motor Carrier Division. This will ensure all towing companies have had their vehicles inspected for safety within the previous year, carry a minimum amount of insurance and employ qualified drivers. H.B. 4456, allows crematorium owners to mortgage or lease the property with some restrictions to help protect against untrustworthy operations and ensure crematoriums remain reputable. H.B. 4746, prohibits zoning ordinances from preventing the extraction of valuable natural resources from property by mining unless serious consequences would result from the extraction. It also ensures that local units of government have reasonable oversight for the extrac-

tion and associated activities that may impact neighboring residents and businesses, from hours of operation and blasting hours to noise levels, dust control measures and traffic. H.B. 4534, removes roadblocks that prevent local units of government from consolidating and sharing services by deleting language in current law that prevents an employee who is being transferred to work on a joint economic development project from being transferred into a lower position. H.B. 4416, allows a county to contract with the owner of a private road to allow the county sheriff to enforce traffic laws on it. Cities, townships and villages already have this ability. H.B. 4577 and 4579, allows the Legislature to use the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund to make full Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) payments to local units of government for state-owned land that was purchased with the fund. H.B. 4347, sponsored by state Rep. Dale Zorn, gives counties more flexibility by allowing surplus funds to be used for county road work. H.B. 4567, sponsored by state Rep. Pat Somerville, reinstates the Equine Infections Anemia (EIA) testing requirements which expired

at the end of 2010. EIA, also known as swamp fever, is an infections virus in horses, for which there is no effective or safe vaccine. H.B. 4366 and H.B. 4367, sponsored by state Reps. Margaret O’Brien and Sean McCann, allow Kalamazoo County to reorganize its public transportation system in order to develop a regional approach to transportation. H.B. 4533, sponsored by state Rep. Bill Rogers, adds several exceptions to restrictions currently in place for teen drivers with a graduated license, such as allowing teens to drive after 10 p.m. in the case of an emergency or when driving home from an authorized school activity.

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trays the rapper driving through the streets of Detroit. • They’re heeeere – A woman driving through Livonia reported seeing a UFO on Aug. 5 just off I-275. According to the Mutual UFO Network, the dark object with “intense” lights hovered at roughly the height of a light pole. • Ooh ooh that smell – According to USA Today, the smell of death repels Great Lakes menace sea lampreys. This invasive species attaches itself to fish like a vampire until the fish dies. When dead lampreys are thrown back into the water, it causes the live ones to scatter. Biologists are studying to see if the scent can be used to herd the lampreys for capture. • School’s out ... sort of – A story by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy shows the average Lansing teacher missed 3.5 weeks of school last year. According to the piece by Tom Gantert, the school district saw 962 teachers with a total of 16,932.25 absences. Four of the teachers missed 100 or more days. • Debtors’ prison – Credit. com reports that the ACLU of Michigan is working on a case involving several people who have been jailed for lacking the funds to pay minor court fines. Among them are a man who was jailed after an unemployed man told a judge he couldn’t afford a $215 fishing ticket; a 19-year-old with a $125 ticket for underage drinking; and a man who said he did not have the $425 for a ticket he received for misdemeanor pot possession. • Caesar returns – A family that lost its dog a year ago following a traffic crash has been reunited with its dog. The accident occurred in Texas, during which two family members were killed and Caesar was lost. According to qcsunonline.com, the dog is being flown back to Clio to be reunited with his family.

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State & Local Government Official Contacts Republican Governor Rick Snyder Office of the Governor 111 South Capitol Ave. P.O. Box 30013, Lansing, MI 48909 (517) 335-6397

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Democrat Northern Michigan Office 3335 S. Airport Road West, Suite 6B Traverse City, MI 49684 (231) 929-1031

U.S. Senator Carl Levin, Democrat 269 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510 Northern Michigan office: 107 Cass St., Suite E Traverse City, MI 496842602 (231) 947-9569

112th District Michigan House of Representatives Greg MacMaster, Republican Anderson House Office Bldg. S-1389 House Office Building P.O. Box 30014 Lansing, MI 48909 Email: GregMacMaster@ house.mi.gov

Petoskey office: 200 Divison St. Suite 178 Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 348-0657 Michigan State Senator for the 37th District, Howard Walker, Republican 910 Farnum Building P.O. Box 30036 Lansing, MI 48909-7536 E-mail SenHWalker@ senate.michigan.gov (517) 373-2413 Charlevoix County Board Commissioners

• Joel Evans, Chairman 10448 Lord Rd., East Jordan, MI 49727 District # 4 536-7073 evans-joel@hotmail.com • Richard L. Gillespie, Vice-Chair 38270 Gallagher Ave, Beaver Island, MI 49782 District # 6 448-2577 commishrich@gmail.com • Shirlene Tripp 07682 Old US 31 N., Charlevoix, MI 49720 District # 1

347-9679 • Chris Christensen 111 East Pine St., Boyne City, MI 49712 District # 2 582-0684 chris@lyndasrealestateservice.com • Ronald Reinhardt 00880 BC/EJ Rd., Boyne City, MI 49712 District # 3 582-7912 • Robert Drebenstedt 04857 Wickersham Rd., Charlevoix, MI 49720

District # 5 547-8463 Boyne City Commission 319 N. Lake St. Boyne City, MI 49712 phone: 231-582-6597 fax: 231-582-6506 • Charles Vondra, Mayor 1126 Nordic Drive Boyne City, MI 49712 231-582-5520 • Ronald Grunch 400 Silver Street Boyne City, MI 49712 231-582-6974

• Laura Sansom 212 E. Lincoln Street Boyne City, MI 49712 231-582-0267 • Mike Cummings 635 N. East St. Boyne City, MI 49712 231-582-1334 • Delbert G. Towne 528 Grant St. Boyne City, MI 49712 (231) 582-6653


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FILE PHOTO The Dilworth Hotel as it appeared in the late-1930s and early-1940s.

Wolverine-Dilworth, a look back From the Great Depression to the Great Recession, Boyne City’s most historic hotel is once again on the verge of greatness STORY BY BOB MORGRIDGE • PHOTOS BY CHRIS FAULKNOR

During a severe blizzard on

March 7, 1910, the New Boyne Hotel caught fire and went up in flames. At this time, the leading residents decided that Boyne City should have a hotel with style and class. So they formed the Boyne City Hotel Company and sold stock. The Board of Directors were the wealthiest and most influential group of citizens in Boyne City, including William Howard White, Boyne’s most prosperous lumber baron; his brother, Thomas White; and J. M. Harris, a prominent lawyer and judge and others. It was a rainy day when the excavation started on March 27, 1911. • On Oct. 7, 1911, the 46 stockholders met and chose the name “Wolverine Hotel” for the building that was nearly completed. The $40,000 hotel was built by the Price Brothers of East Jordan and the bricks were manufactured by the Boyne City Brick Company, located on the east side of the intersection of Vogel and Call streets. A beautiful portico surrounded three sides of the building. Unfortunately, the architect is unknown. The Wolverine Hotel consisted of a basement and three stories. In the basement, there was a pool and billiards room, a men’s lavatory, three sample rooms, a barber shop and a laundry with chutes connected to the linen rooms upstairs. In coming years, salesmen displayed their wares in the basement for local businessmen to exam and order. The ground floor contained a lobby with a ceramic tile floor, a large fireplace trimmed in quartered oak, a clerk’s room, a ladies’ waiting room finished in Louis XVI style, a ladies’ tea room, a “Dutch Room” (a grill room essentially used for private parties and banquets), a main dining room with a fireplace finished in blue tile with a white background, a writing room just in front of the dining room decorated in green, an additional dining room and a kitchen. The furniture in most of the rooms was oak and leather. Doing an interview in the 1980s, the late Mrs. Thelma Roderick Wagner said that she worked in the hotel as a waitress in 1922 and recalled that on Saturday nights a five or six piece band, normally from Traverse City, came to entertain guests. And, Mrs. Mortenson, who ran the Wolverine at that time, “kept her kitchen so clean you could eat off the floor.” The second and third floors were sleeping rooms. The rooms and hallways were finished in white enamel, and the ceilings were tinted in shades of yellow, pink, blue and green. The rooms were furnished with brass beds procured from Art Bed Co. of Chicago. The furniture was mainly mahogany with some light oak. Most of the electrical fixtures were brass. Every room had an outside wall. The two upper floors were designed in a horseshoe configuration allowing for a window in each of the 40 rooms. • In the 1920s, it was reported that the rooms had hot and cold

water and 15 rooms were complete with a bath. In case of sickness, calls were made to Doctor Harry E. Shaver who was appointed “house physician” by the board of directors. • The formal opening of the Wolverine Hotel was held on Feb. 1, 1912. There were 240 patrons for the formal opening. They paid $1.50 to attend the banquet, listen to toastmaster J.E. Converse, hear speeches, listen to music and dine on “blue points, broiled whitefish, sweetbreads ‘a la Toulouse,’ roast fillet of beef with mushroom sauce, topped off with tutti-frutti ice cream and Roquefort cheese with their coffee.” Although guests came from out of town, the banquet was primarily a community affair. It was Boyne’s investment and the residents wanted the hotel to become a community status symbol. The Wolverine Hotel was run on both the American and European plans. On the American plan, room and board cost $2.50 and up per day, and the European plan was $1 and up per day for lodging. The hotel offered a weekly rate of $6 for meals and $8 to $11 for room and board. A businessman’s lunch was advertised to be “within the pocketbook of most anyone.” It was served during the weekday in the café for 35 cents. A Sunday lunch was offered for .50 cents. The hotel had a comfortable dining capacity of 300 guests. • By the 1920s, the lumbering era was finished. The majestic pines had fallen; only the stumps remained. The lumber camps folded, and the shanty boys headed elsewhere. Storekeepers, along with other townspeople, locked their doors and packed their bags, vacated their homes and left in search of brighter horizons. Not many people came to Boyne City. The Wolverine Hotel had few paying guests. It is said that some of the stockholders, W.H. White especially, lived and ate at the hotel but never paid their bill. • In 1935, Wesley and Kathryn Dilworth purchased the hotel from the Boyne City Hotel Company. • In 1970, a student in my local history class, Mary Grimm, interviewed Kathryn Dilworth. Mrs. Dilworth said that the hotel was “the nicest hotel north of Grand Rapids. It was beautiful. It had bellhops, chefs and welltrained personnel. But it kept changing hands and everyone that went in would take something as they’d leave. The service got bad. At last it was closed.” According to the late Tom Sheets, the Dilworths acquired the hotel by paying the back taxes, which amounted to $3,000. They redecorated and renamed it the Dilworth Hotel. The hotel opened for business on Sept. 18, 1935. Kathryn Dilworth had a fine reputation for being an excellent cook and the hotel’s restaurant business flourished.

The Dilworth’s cuisine was nationally recognized in many magazines such as Duncan Hines, AAA publications and the Saturday Evening Post. • During the late 1930s and ‘40s, the Dilworth Hotel was also known nationwide for hosting Boyne City’s Annual Smelt Run Banquet in the spring of every year. One celebration occurred on March 28, 1936, when some 400 guests squeezed into the dining rooms at the Dilworth. Duncan Moore of WJR radio in Detroit was crowned “King Fish” during the festivities. • In 1941, Tom Harmon, an AllAmerican football player from the University of Michigan, was invited to be the guest of honor at the Dilworth’s Smelt Run Banquet. However, he failed to show up. According to a local resident, he got as far as Petoskey and then got a little too much alcohol in his “radiator” to make it to Boyne. Although yearly smelt runs brought a larger numbers of people to Boyne, it was difficult for the Dilworths to make a profit on their hotel during the Depression. Except for a few regular boarders like Doc Silverstein, a dentist, and nursery owner George Hemingway, who stayed at the hotel in the winter, there was very little lodging business for the hotel. As the late Jim Dilworth, the Dilworths’ son, said, “You have to remember that, at that time, there was no skiing up here. It was very quiet in Boyne City. Some guys would come up for bird hunting or deer hunting in the fall, but then it would be totally quiet all winter until the smelt dip in the spring.” • In 1941, the Dilworths sold the hotel to Henry Marshall. Marshall’s son-in-law and daughter Don and Ruth Sheets operated the hotel until 1965. During the following years the ownership of the hotel passed through the hands of numerous enterprising investors. • In 1984, Mr. William “Rusty” Beckenhauer, the new owner of the hotel, asked me to do the historical research to qualify the hotel for the state registry. After doing the research to meet state requirements, the renamed Wolverine-Dilworth Inn was listed on the State Register as Michigan Historic Site No. 1209B on Dec. 19, 1984. The Beckenhauers spent a great deal of money – maybe a million dollars – renovating the hotel and meeting state requirements. Mrs. Wagner thought the Beckenhauers did a wonderful job restoring the hotel. She said the main floor was pretty much the same as it was in 1922. The Dilworth Hotel is currently in the early stages of a restoration process overseen by Landmark Development. Despite the number of owners over the years, the hotel has continued to be called the Dilworth or the Wolverine-Dilworth Hotel or Inn. Portions of this article are taken with permission from a 1987 article in Torch Magazine entitled “The Wolverine-Dilworth Hotel” by Dave Knight and Bob Morgridge.

The Dilworth Hotel as it appears today. It was recently announced that the Dilworth restoration project has been pre-approved for $600,000 in grants.

Photos of Kathryn and Wesley Dilworth still hang on the wall of the Dilworth Hotel. The couple purchased the property in 1935, for $3,000 in back taxes.

The view from a room in the top floor of the Dilworth Hotel shows pavement and automobiles instead of the dirt roads and horses one would have seen when the Dilworth was built in 1911.

Thanks to the historical investigative work of local educator and historian Bob Morgridge, the Dilworth Hotel was named to the State Register of Michigan Historic Sites in December, 1984.

A bar in the Dilworth Hotel as it looks today. There was a time when Boyne City had 13 saloons and drunkenness became such a problem the city residents voted to outlaw liquor in the area.

There were 240 people at the Feb. 1 1912 grand-opening of the then named “Wolverine Hotel.” Patrons paid $1.50 for a gourmet dinner in the dining room pictured above. One of the Dilworth Hotel’s signature features is its numerous windows which allow for ample natural lighting.


14  Boyne City GAZETTE Aug. 17, 2011

BUSINESS

Remarriage may require refocus on financial goals

Ruth Skop Manages Edward Jones Investments of Boyne City If you’re planning to get remarried, you have plenty of company: More than 40% of all U.S. weddings are second marriages for at least one of the participants, according to an estimate by the National Step-family Resource Center. Naturally, a second mar-

riage will bring many changes to your life — not the least of which may be changes in your financial strategy and goals. In fact, your remarriage should cause you to take a close look at these areas: Past financial obligations — Before even discussing your investments, you and your new spouse should decide how to handle past financial obligations such as child support, alimony and debts. Consider temporarily managing three accounts – his, hers and ours – to keep track of these various payments. Retirement accounts — You and your new spouse may want to examine your respective retirement accounts — such as your 401(k)s and Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) — to determine if there are areas of duplication that you may wish to avoid. If you both have the same types of investments, you may be more susceptible

to downturns that primarily affect one industry or economic sector. By diversifying your holdings, you can reduce the effects of volatility on your portfolios. Keep in mind, though, that diversification cannot guarantee a profit or protect against loss. Insurance — Evaluate your medical insurance plans to decide which policy is more economical and comprehensive for you, your spouse and any depen-

dents. You may also want to review disability insurance to ensure appropriate coverage is in place. Also, review life insurance policies and update beneficiaries and coverage. Income taxes — When you consult with your tax professional to discuss the tax implications related to your marriage, be sure to adjust your tax withholding on Form W-4 to reflect your marital status. You may also want to discuss whether your Social

you need to communicate effectively with your new spouse about your respective ideas on managing finances and investments. To develop a joint investment strategy that addresses your goals and your individual differences, you may want to consult with a financial professional. Your remarriage can be a joyous occasion. And by making sure you and your new spouse are “on the same page” with regard to your financial situation and goals, you can make a positive contribution to your new life together.

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The 9th Annual Dancing in the Streets event is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 25 along the 300 block of Lake Street in downtown Boyne City. Join friends and family for music, snacks and a whole lot of dancing.

Synopsis July 15, 2011 The Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners met July 15, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. in the Charlevoix County Commissioners room. Commissioner Reinhardt was excused. Motion approved the minutes of the June 22, 2011 meeting and the June 29, 2011 meeting as corrected. Motion approved Resolution #11-056, Approve County Expenditures.

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Motion approved Resolution #11-057, Grandvue Operating Transfer.

Dancing in the Streets, Aug. 25 JOSH SAMPSON STAFF WRITER

Security benefits will be impacted if you remarry and are under age 60. Estate considerations — Remarriage almost certainly will require you to work with a legal advisor to make changes to the following: will, living will, durable power of attorney, health care power of attorney and trust. If you have children, this step is critical toward ensuring your wishes will be carried out. You can also speak with your legal advisor if you are considering a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. And perhaps above all else,

Motion approved Resolution #11-058, Purchase Rolling Grill.

“This is the last one of the year so people should come out,” Dancing in the Streets is from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 25 at the 300 block of Lake Street. For more information or to donate call Cindi Malin at (231) 582-0526.

The 9th Annual Dancing in the Streets will return on Aug. 25 with a second dose of fun, music and excitement. Organizer Cindi Malin said the 30 year tradition has brought in as many as fourhundred people to Boyne City. “Last time we had at least 90 percent of the people dancing,” she said. “It was great.” Dancing in the Streets relies heavily Expert home appliance repairs on donations to fund the $1,500 event, and to show support local business throughout Northern Michigan owners participate any way they can www.irwinappliance.com Doug Bean and Lake Street Market 231-350-0923 prepare hot dogs and Corn and Dave Amato and the Sundogs provide musi- Irwin Appliance Service Can Fix: cal entertainment. •Washers •Dishwashers However, Malin said there is more to •Dryers •Microwaves Dancing in the Streets than music and food. •Ovens •Stoves “It is the thank you part for all the real•Refrigerators •Garbage disposals ly great customers we have,” she said.

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Motion approved Resolution #11-059, Purchase Window Blinds. Resolution #11-060, Thumb Lake Park Concession, was removed by the applying concession company. Motion approved Resolution #11-061, Approve Road Invoice. Resolution #11-062, Rescind Ordinance Creating Planning Commission was tabled until the July 27th meeting. Resolution #11-063, Charlevoix County Planning Commission Ordinance was tabled until the July 27th meeting. Motion approved Resolution #11-063, Non-Motorized Trail Maintenance. Motion approved Resolution #11-064 Surveyor Contracts. A Committee of the Whole meeting will be held on Friday July 22, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. to work on the general fund budget. Motion adjourned the meeting at 1:00 p.m. Complete copies of Board minutes can be found on the County website, www.charlevoixcounty.org. Cheryl Potter Browe, County Clerk

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Norfolk Harvest Festival this weekend in Veterans Park The Norfolk Harvest Festival is a portrayal of interactive living history ranging from the Medieval to Colonial periods, consisting of day-to-day living, as well as demonstrations with tents and structures depicting life in a new trading settlement. The public will be encouraged to interact with the re-enactors, asking questions about their activities or demonstrations. The festival’s goal is to present an aspect of history and family fun, meeting the goals of the Family of the Five Lakes, which is to enrich the lives of present and future generations through historical education. The event will host local food vendors as well

as a pig roast throughout the weekend courtesy of Adam Kline. There will also be merchants and performers including: • Award-winning performer/songwriter Michael (Lee) Seiler – house MC • Nationally recognized Robin Lee Berry • Ruby Williams • Eclectic world folk styling of Gaeyle Gerrie and John Richey • The definitive old world flare and craftsmanship of Dan House Entertainment highlights •Special guest performance by the Wawel Folk Ensemble, a traditional Polish dance troop on Saturday Some of the events and demonstrations of the

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to your health NMRHS Men’s Support Northern Michigan Regional Health System Launches Support Group for Men with Prostate Cancer Northern Michigan Regional Health System is launching a new program for men with prostate cancer. The“Man to Man”program, developed by the American Cancer Society, helps men cope with prostate cancer through health lectures and education, books and other resources, and support for patients and their family members. A core component of the program is the self-help and/or support group. Volunteers organize these free monthly meetings where speakers and participants learn about and discuss prostate cancer, treatment, side effects, and how to cope with a prostate cancer diagnosis and its treatment. For more information, please call (231) 487-4000. Free Colorectal Exam Kits The American Cancer Society recommends regular colorectal cancer screening beginning at age 50. Meyerson says that can be difficult for people who do not have health insurance that covers the cost of screening. So the Health Department is offering free at-home colorectal cancer screening kits for men and women age 50 to 64 from Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, and Otsego counties who are uninsured or whose health insurance does not cover colorectal cancer screening. Call the Health Department at (800) 432-4121 to check eligibility and request an at-home screening kit. Cancer Support Group Circle of Strength Cancer Support Group meets on the First Wednesday of every month at Charlevoix Area Hospital in the large classroom on the lower level of Hospital. Time: 10:30a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and on Beaver Island-Medical Center at the same time each month. The next meeting will be Wednesday, July Aug. 3. We will welcome anyone in the area to join us for sharing, learning and making new friends. If you have been diagnosed with cancer now or in the past, if you are a family member of a person with cancer, or a friend and support person of someone with cancer, you will always gain something special from a meeting. We will be joining (via REMC-like TV live,) the support group on Beaver Island. We are in this together.

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Stopping diabetes can begin with a single step (ARA) - Do you or a loved one have diabetes? Have you lost someone close to you to diabetes? If you or a loved one suffer from diabetes, or if you’ve lost someone close due to the disease, you know just how important it is to take strides to stop diabetes. Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is the American Diabetes Association’s signature fundraising walk, and every year, thousands of families touched by diabetes and members of nationwide business communities pledge their support to the event. More than $20 million a year is raised through the walk to support the association’s mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Step Out is a great way to show support for the nearly 26 million children and adults in the U.S with diabetes and the 79 million more who are at risk. Every 17 seconds, someone new is diagnosed with diabetes. People with diabetes can choose to walk as a Red Strider. A Red Strider is someone who has diabetes - type 1, type 2 or gestational - who can proudly walk as an individual or create a team and walk with friends, family and co-workers. Jeffrey Lisitza is one of the many walkers who will be stepping out as a Red Strider this year. Lisitza

was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes more than 20 years ago. With a concentrated effort to improve his health, he since has lost more than 100 pounds. “This year, once again, I’ve joined the fight to stop diabetes by participating in the Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes,” says Lisitza. “I am honored be a Red Strider to help motivate others living with this challenging disease.” The purpose of the Red Strider program is to support everyone who lives with diabetes and to show the courage it takes to live with this disease. “The day of the walk is really a time to celebrate all of the accomplishments of the teams and individual participants, as well as a great opportunity to promote awareness about diabetes,” adds Lisitza. The many benefits of walking, for those with and without diabetes, include: * Burning calories. By walking just an extra five minutes a day you can burn an additional 24 calories per workout. That may not seem like much, but over the course of one year it adds up to a total of 8,760 additional calories burned. * Improving blood fats. Exercise can raise good cholesterol (HDL) and lower bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides. These changes are heart healthy.

* Relieving stress. Work out or walk off daily stress. * Improving blood glucose management. Activity makes your body more sensitive to the insulin you make. Activity also burns glucose (calories). Both actions lower blood glucose. There are 135 Step Out events around the country, so chances are there’s a walk close to you.

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Walk or run to raise money for the Community Free Clinic at the Petoskey Festival on the Bay Wellness Walk and 5K Run. All proceeds from the event will

The mission of the Clinic is to medal and all participants will If eligibility requirements are provide free access to primary receive a ribbon, a t-shirt, refresh- met, all of the numerous services available at the Clinic are providmedical services for individuals ments, and other prizes. in our area who have low income, For more information, please go ed free of charge. little or no health insurance, and to petoskeyfestival.com or call This is done in a consistent, compassionate manner while are ineligible for federal or state (231) 347-4150. maintaining the patients’ confimedical assistance programs. In 2010, a total of 3,114 patients About the Community Free Clin- dentiality and treating them with dignity and respect. The Clinic is were treated at the Community ic Free Clinic, 217 of which were The Community Free Clinic, af- supported by donations from indifiliated with Northern Michigan viduals, businesses, civic groups, new. Registration begins at 8 a.m., Sat- Regional Hospital, opened its foundations, and Northern Michigan Regional Hospital. urday, August 20, 2011, at Bay- doors in 1998. front Park in Petoskey. The mission of the Clinic The one mile walk/run begins at 9 is to provide free aca.m. and the 5K walk/run begins cess to primary medical services for individuals at 9:15 a.m. The entrance fee is $25. Entry in our area who have forms are available at Petoskey low income, little or no Regional Chamber of Commerce health insurance, and are Festival web site (petoskeyfesti- ineligible for federal or val.com), or the Community Free state medical assistance Clinic, at 416 Connable Ave. on programs. the Northern Teri Rounds R.N. FILE PHOTO Michigan ReDr. Steven M. Hufford Certified Iridologist gional Hospital benefit the Community Free ClinOptometrist Do you have? ic, an affiliate of Northern Michi- campus. Fibromyalgia? - Chronic Fatigue? - Unknown Illness? The first three Depressed? - Can’t sleep? - IBS? - Heartburn? - Etc., etc., etc. gan Regional Health System. I can help. The Community Free Clinic finishers from Hufford Vision & Eye Care each age group Call me with questions @ (231) 582-9185 opened its doors in 1998. 225 State Street 123 River St email: tmrounds@gmail.com will receive a Boyne City, MI 49727 Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9614

Golf outing supports Third Level center It’s the 9th annual Third Level Crisis Intervention Center’s golf outing. Join us Friday, September 9th at the Elmbrook Golf Course in Traverse City for this charity event. Space is limited! Reserve your spot NOW! Everyone is welcome.

Registration begins at 11 a.m. with a shot gun start at noon. Event includes a raffle and silent auction and an attempt at a HOLE in ONE leather recliner donated by Pomeroy Home Furnishings plus an opportunity to entry into a $1,000 putting contest. Cost is $75 for 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch and dinner, a golf prize, 2-4-1 golf pass for Elmbrook and lots of fun. All proceeds go to benefit Third Level Crisis Intervention Center – Northern Michigan’s only 24 hour crisis line and youth shelter. For more information, visit our website at www.thirdlevel.org.

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» HISTORY,

FROM PAGE 2 Salvation: Predestination

Rev. John Redpath

The Reverend John Redpath (1842-1926) (born Burnside, Scotland) first came to the Boyne area in about 1875 moving from

» PETERS,

FROM PAGE 2 organization is community disorganization”. 8) “Our concern is with the tactic of taking; how the Have-Nots can take power away from the Haves.” 9) “The organizer ‘must first rub raw the resentments of the people of the community; fan the latent hostilities of many of the people to the point of overt expression. Unless there is controversy people are not concerned enough to act.”

»EDUCATION, FROM PAGE 3

and ideas for teaching. In my first first-year teaching, I realized the need to hone my skills in teaching reading, so I joined Central Michigan University’s graduate program in Reading and Literacy in Traverse City, earning my MA in Reading and Literacy in 2009. My second first-year of teaching was an opportunity to put into practice the ideas of differentiated instruction – teaching a Kindergarten through second-grade

»BEAUTIFUL, FROM PAGE 2

the rules of the game are different than those of which they are thinking; more laughter! This is so true for most of us in the lives we live. We find it all but impossible to even consider there might be a better way to do something than that which works and has done for years. Ray and I are finding this so true as we build our togetherness. I am finding I am actually discovering new and better ways to do some things I would have never even considering changing. Ray has shown me that my sloppy habit while steering the car of having my hand at the base of the wheel is not the way that is the safest. I am now holding the wheel as taught in driver’s training. In like manner I have converted him to the idea of not peeling the potatoes we mash for dinner. He loves the results. The list of new and better ideas is lengthy and amazes us both. At the same time we admit that because of our ages we are far more likely to see the funny side of criticism than we did when younger. Nothing seems worth getting into a fight or argument over. He has taken the time to watch my Solitaire and now offers suggestions, points out moves I am overlooking and feeling the great satisfaction of victory when we win. When he first observed me, like all others, he accused me of cheating. In My Solitaire the brain is given the challenge of thinking each move out for a better alternative if the player chooses to do so. The basic rule changes are only two and simple: #1. Any exposed card (face-up) can be moved. This includes those

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Calm Lake (Cadillac) to the Bear River (Petoskey) area, then to Big Rapids and returning to Boyne Falls in 1881. His primary home was first in Boyne Falls and from there he traveled extensively throughout the area by foot, horse and wagon. Then as the area opened up by stage and railroad. In his waning years he retired to Petoskey Michigan, on Mitchell Street. He was very open in his acceptance and worked hand in hand with other area religions. His working with the Boyne Presbyterian Church and her congregation left a legacy of inter-church cooperation that remains today. In 1881 George F. Beardsley donated a lot on Park and Ray Streets to the Presbyterian Church which in in two years (1883) the first meeting was held in the new church.

August 27th the Presbyterian Church was incorporated. George Beardsley was the brother of A. J. Beardsley who owned the Beardsley Store. He also donated a location for the Methodist Church to be erected. The first Presbyterian Church located on the corner of Ray and Park Streets about 1900 In about 1887 a work party was held to remove any tree stumps and to build a stone wall under the church. During this time the church was utilized by many area groups as a meeting hall. One especially noted was by the Boyne/Charlevoix County Court, after the Court House, locate across the corner from the church, built in 1886, burned to the ground October 14th. 1904 As with much organization the church is undergoing repairs. During this time some

services are held at the Methodist Church. The repairs include the addition of electric lights, probably using the Knob and Tube electric wiring system. 1905 Mr. and Mrs. Rey donated a lot from the area know as the John Shepard properties for a new church building location. 1906 The existing church property was approved for sale and various committees were assigned to fulfill the needs of construction of a new church. Construction commences on the new church. The foundation has been laid and the constructions of the wall are showing. 1907 the new Presbyterian Church is dedicated in due form. Presbyterian Church 401 South Park Street- about 1907 The new church would retain the position in Boyne of being avail-

able and open to all as needed. The church choir and the various plays, dinners and social events are remembered by all residents. Many plays and other ministerial shown, pageants, operettas, or coral programs were continued as previously held in the original church. Both the old church and the new invited the many members of Boyne’s much fraternal organization, in full regalia, to visit and attend services. I can remember going to both the Presbyterian and Methodist churches as a member of Boyne’s Masonic Lodge and a special pew section was held open for the visitation. At that time the Masons would line up at the Lodge building and march to and from the church. Look for part II of this series in the Aug. 24 edition of the Boyne City Gazette

Following are just some of the hateful, class-warfare language bandied about by some: MSNBC’s Martin Bashir brought on an addiction specialist who said the Tea Party “reminds us of delusion and psychosis. It reminds us of addiction. It could become a very angry movement, could potentially become a violent movement.” Maureen Dowd: “(The Tea Party) were like vampires, draining the country’s reputation, credit rating and compassion. They were like zombies, relentlessly and mindlessly coming back again and

again to assault their unnerved victims.” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi added: “We’re trying to save life on this planet as we know it today,” adding “They don’t just want to make cuts. They want to destroy. They want to destroy food safety, clean air, clean water, the department of education. They want to destroy your rights.” Politico has officially labeled them “terrorists, complete with an image of a dollar sign-shaped bomb strapped to our chests.” NBC claims that Tea Partiers are “waging economic terrorism,

strapped with dynamite sitting in middle of Times Square at rush hour.” The New York Times reports that the Tea Party is the “Hezbollah Faction’ of the GOP“. A Politico opinion piece compares the Tea Party to the Taliban. Former green jobs czar Van Jones said, “Any faction in America that would put a gun to the head of 310 million people and say ‘If you don’t do it our way, we will blow your dreams away; we will blow a hole in the American economy,’ that is un-American.” Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) calls

Republicans “dead-beat debtors.” Senator John Kerry warns the media to only cover the news of those he deems to be “correct.” And now Obama’s advisor talks about “killing” Mitt Romney. When messengers resort to namecalling, scare tactics and hatred, words can incite violence. Expect more flash-mob rampages, including young African-American [sic] youth beating up rich white people – such as in London, Chicago, Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Wisconsin. Civil society is now tenuous worldwide.

classroom presents challenges in how to teach every student according to their academic needs, so I conducted Action Research and applied principals of small group work and Station-based instruction in my classroom. In my third first-year of teaching, I addressed our school’s need for a library. I wrote and received a grant from the Dollar General Literacy Fund to begin our school library, then supervised the creation of our K-12 library collection and have supervised the library since that time. Then, in my fourth first-year of

teaching, we needed someone to coordinate the creation and implementation of a revised K-12 curriculum in Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. So, in coordination with Saginaw Valley State University and our Content Area teachers, we accomplished this goal. Finally, in my fifth first-year of teaching, I was led to explore how the principals of Montessori education might be applied to our multi-age classrooms and earned my Montessori Teaching Certificate. In all of these experiences, I have

learned one important principle in teaching: Teaching is an Art, perfected through the dedication and hard work of every teacher in every classroom – in a way that is unique to each teacher. When one-size-fits-all requirements are placed upon our teachers, their ability to explore and implement instructional strategies is limited, directly impacting the education of our children. It is necessary that all teachers be respected as knowledgeable professionals who must be the primary contributors to any discussion regarding how we can reform

our education system; when they are left out of that discussion, the future of our educational system suffers. With this perspective, I look forward to opening a discussion with each of you in an exploration of how to support children in pursuit of education. Phoebe Gohs is an Adjunct Professor of Education with Spring Arbor University in addition to teaching kindergarten through second grade at Northwest Academy of Charlevoix where she is also the Title I Director & Curriculum Coordinator.

dealt on the board, placed above the dealt cards to build on and the hand held cards, once they are placed face up in the discard pile. This move is not limited to a single face-up card but includes any series of face-up cards which have been placed upon each other. Rule #2. During play the cards held in the hand are to be turned upwards one at a time, not every two or three cards as some traditional versions require. The hand held cards may be continued to be used until the hand held ones have all been played. Other than this the game is played traditionally with a shuffled deck of 52 cards dealt seven across on the playing surface, first card face up in each progressive row. Of the original cards dealt the first remains a one card pile, the second becomes a two card pile with the top card face-up; the third card becomes a three card pile with the last card face-up. This continues until the seventh card in the row becomes a pile of seven cards all face down but the top one which is placed face up. During play Aces are placed above the field of play and each suit is

built face up until the King rests on the top. The field of play is built in the opposite direction, red on black until the two is on the top. Any face up card on this playing field can be placed on the Ace field when the opportunity presents itself. Unlike traditional Solitaire cards played in the Ace field can be played on the playing field if it assists in allowing an advantage card play. Over time, as I have enjoyed the challenge of My Solitaire, I have determined it is always wisest when two cards will complete the same move to choose the one which has the most face-down cards beneath it. Whether or not the author who wrote that article on memory had a clue about the veracity of his/her claims I have no way of discerning. But I do know I have had far more fun performing my brain exercise than any physical one I have worked with. Now that I have put you through the above potentially boring account of my mind exercise I will share with you something truly wonderful – a recipe for berry cobbler. I used what is currently at the market

–blueberries. The recipe calls for blackberries. Cherries and other berries will work equally well. The recipe couldn’t be simpler and the results are so wonderful they tempt one to go for seconds! Our oldest granddaughter, Laura, lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her husband who is a Methodist minister and their almost two year old Natalie. During those years when she lived with Ed and me she was exposed to my deep love of cooking and her grandfather’s intense interest in photography. She has drawn from each of these passions to create a web site, http:// mannaandquail.wordpress.com on which she weekly features foods she prepares. Not only are the recipes shown but

also mouth-watering photos of the results. This week’s site features five different recipes including blackberry cobbler.

Don’t let the pocket protector fool you! While the Big Boys from Gaylord spend their time badmouthing the competition, our team of highlydedicated nerds are hard at work gathering more Boyne City news than any other news source.

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BOYNE AREA EVENTS ONGOING EVENTS

GET ARTSY AT BAC Artists meet weekly at Boyne Arts Collective (BAC), 210 S Lake Street, South Gallery. Thursdays from 12:30 until 4 PM join other artists to paint, draw, sculpt or other art choices. An indoor area is provided, there is no cost or requirement to be a BAC member. Bring supplies, a snack, and beverage and enjoy conversation while learning from other artists. View both galleries filled with art while at BAC.

ALL SUMMER FREE LUNCH & BREAKFAST FOR KIDS Free meals, that meet federal nutrition guidelines, are provided to all children 18 years and younger at approved The SFSP Site Locator Map can be found at www.mcgi.state.mi.us/ schoolnutrition or at the Summer Food Service Program website at www.michigan.gov/sfsp Where to find breakfast and lunch locally: • East Jordan Elementary Breakfast 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lighthouse Missionary Church Hall Breakfast 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Ellsworth Community School Breakfast 8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Lunch Noon - 1 p.m. Call (231) 536-0053, ext. 5110 for more information. Polymer Clay & Crafts Guild Forming The Polymer Clay & Crafts Guild of Northwest Michigan is forming locally and welcomes those interested in working with polymer clay and other arts and crafts forms. If you have a skill to teach or would like to take classes, or if you would like to be notified of upcoming events, please submit your contact information on the Guild web site at http://polymerclayguild.homestead.com. Inquiries may also be sent via mail to P.O. Box 862, Boyne City, MI 49712. American Legion Fundraiser Boyne City’s American Legion, Ernest Peterson Post 228, is selling 2011 calendars to raise funds for future scholarship programs for area students. Funds will also be used to support area service men and women currently serving, both overseas and stateside, and for local Legion programs. Calendars, which are being sold for $10 each, will be available from many post members, at the post, 302 South Lake St. during Tuesday night Bingo hours or by contacting Brian Morrison, committee chair, at (231) 330-4990. We thank you for your support of your local American Legion. Free mammograms offered at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital Northern Michigan Regional Hospital Foundation and the Health Department of Northwest Michigan are partnering to offer free

End of summer swim

mammograms, not just in October, but year-round. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, however, these mammograms are offered yearround while funds are available. If you are or know a female, age 40 – 64, who is under-insured or without health insurance, call 866.487.3100 to schedule an appointment. 

Jessica Dowty comes out of the water, the first swimmer to emerge from the 4H Lake Charlevoix Swim on Friday Aug. 12. The tradition of swimming across the lake at the end of each summer goes back nearly 30 years.

Bingo

Tuesday Bingo Game Boyne City American Legion 302 South Lake St. 582-7811 Come join your friends and neighbors for an inexpensive, and maybe profitable, evening of fun, entertainment and relaxation. Play 39 games with 51 bingos Traditional Pick your own hard cards Paper specials + Michigan Progressive Jackpot. The venue is smoke-free. The Early Birds start at 6pm and Finish 9:45p.m. Food concessions are available.

Memorial Fundraiser

Veterans Memorial group selling bricks and calendars The Boyne City Area War Memorial Committee is now selling Veterans Memorial Bricks as a fundraiser to create a new sidewalk at the Memorial in Veterans Park on the Boyne City lakefront. Two brick sizes are available - 8-by8-inch bricks are $90 and can include up to 90 characters to recognize a veteran; 4-by-4-inch bricks are $45 and include up to 45 characters. To purchase a brick or make a donation, contact George Lasater at 231-582-7001 or Bill Bricker at 549-3708. The memorial committee is also offering a War Memorial Calendar to raise funds for ongoing maintenance of the site. Calendars features photos of the memorial benches and are sold for $15. To purchase a 2012 calendar, contact Dean Kleinschrodt at 5498000.

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Come join us for support. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at the Church of the Nazarene 225 West Morgan St. Boyne City, on Monday morning at 10 a.m. For more information call Evelyn at (231) 582-9495 Support Group Grief and Loss Support Group 3rd Thursday of every month 1-2:30 p.m. Friendship Center of Emmet County -Library 1322 Anderson Road, Petoskey Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group 2nd Monday 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hospice of Little Traverse Bay One Hiland Drive, Petoskey (231) 4874285

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BAC ART EXHIBIT ”It’s Reigning Cats and Dogs, and People, Too” is the theme of the exhibit which runs until the end of August. Gallery open hours are Thursday 1 - 5, Friday 1 - 9, Saturday 10 - 6, and Sunday 12 - 4. Each participating artist was selected by an anonymous jury. “We have some fabulous artists and artwork,” said Curator June Storm. “We’re confident the jury picked the best of beloved pets and portraits of people for the show.” There will be voting for the People’s Choice favorite art piece. Email June Storm for more information at theperennial28@aol. com or visit www.boynearts.org. ALL SUMMER LONG Stroll the Streets Free music, refreshments, shopping and more every Friday throughout the summer in downtown Boyne City. Aug. 19, 26 Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23 NOW - AUG. 24 Tai Chi Classes Summer Tai Chi Classes Wednesdays in the downstairs community room at the Boyne District Library. Cost is $5 each class, open to everyone. Call Meg (231) 5827689 Email - megpots@sbcglobal.net AUG. 17 ONE-WOMAN SHOW Crooked Tree Arts Center

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presents An Evening with Dora Stockman, Wednesday, August 17 at 7pm. This theatrical one woman show is free and open to the public. AUG. 20 SONGS & STORIES Michael Reno Harrell is an award winning songwriter, as well as a veteran storyteller and entertainer, and he’s from the South … the

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Southern Appalachian Mountains to hone it a bit finer. Four decades of performing have taken him to over forty states and many foreign countries. One could compare Michael’s performances to his granddaddy’s pocketknife, well warn and familiar feeling, but razor sharp and with a point. He gets the job done. His recordings top the Americana Music Association charts year after year and his touring schedule stays full. Michael’s combination of music and storytelling are based in experience, sometimes downright funny, sometimes just plain scary, maybe even with a message worth taking away, but always mesmerizing and entertaining. Michael will close the concert season at Aten Place on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 7:30 pm. Aten Place is located 1/2 mile south of Cherry Hill Road on Old Mackinaw Trail in Boyne Falls. Tickets are $25 for two and $15 for singles. Tickets go on sale at 6:30 pm the day of the concert, with performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. Advanced tickets and schedule details available by visiting www.atenplace.com. For more information on this summer’s schedule go to www. atenplace.com or call Bill or Maxine Aten at 231-549-2076. Aug. 25 Dancin’ in the StreetS Located along the 300 Block of Lake Street, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 3 Labor Day Car Show This even is located in Veterans Park

Sept. 4 Labor Day Drag Races The Boyne City Police Department’s annual drag racing event is held at the Boyne City Airport. Oct. 1 Harvest Festival This event features farmers market, music and more along Water Street in downtown Boyne City. OCT. 26 Fundamentals of Starting a Business This TWO hour orientation session is facilitated by a NLEA/SBTDC Business Consultant. You will be acquainted with the process and the tools needed to help you begin developing your business. Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Place: Ellsworth—Banks Township Hall Cost: $20:00 per business To register, please contact: Northern Lakes Economic Alliance, (231)582-6482 AUG. 17 - SEPT. 24 RAVEN HILL EVENTS Raven Hill Discovery Center Coral Reef workshop schedule for August & September. The workshops will help participants populate a fifty foot long coral reef as part of the Center’s existing Exploring Beyond Jurassic Park Exhibit. Interested artists, teachers, students and community members are invited to attend and create artistic interpretations of prehistoric sea creatures that might have lived here in Michigan millions of years ago. Since the exhibit is outdoors, the sculptures must be able to withstand Michigan wind and

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Wet veggies

Rain and clouds didn’t stop folks from coming to downtown Boyne City this weekend for the annual sidewalk sales, farmers market, antique auto show and flea market. Here is one of the tables of fresh produce brought to the farmer’s market which was moved downtown to make space for the auto show. rain, although the sculptures will be displayed indoors during the winter months. Art workshops will allow participants to collaborate with artists and form their own interpretations of reef plants and animals in glass, clay, metal, wood, stone or fiber. A list of workshops follows and each is limited to 10 participants. Anyone interested in attending a workshop can call (231) 5363369 to register. Art workshops are scheduled in a variety of art media: August 16 & 17 - 11 to 3 B l a c k smithing August 22 - 11 to 4 Glassblowing August 29 & 30 - 10 to 3 Wood Burning

CITY OF BOYNE CITY INVITATION TO BID – Pavement Maintenance Services Sealed bids are now being accepted by the City of Boyne City for the following: Pavement Maintenance Services of Roadways in the City of Boyne City utilizing the following types of treatments:

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3.Asphalt wedging with structure adjustments and Ultra-thin As- phalt Overlay

Bids will be received in a clearly marked envelope, Pavement Maintenance Services Bid 2011, until 2:00 P.M., local time, August 26, 2011 at City Hall, 319 North Lake Street, Boyne City, MI 49712 at which time they shall be publicly opened and read. The City of Boyne City reserves the right to reject any or all bids and waive any irregularities in the best interest of the City. Complete specifications are available at City Hall Cindy Grice City Clerk/ City Treasurer

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Local Lion Woody Austin (left) collects donations for the annual White Cane drive. At right is Gail Stoltz with his painting in the Boyne Arts Collective’s art show on Friday Aug. 12.

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