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No. 125

Volume 3, Issue 21

— johnny cash

What’s inside this week’s Gazette?

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News from around Cvx pg 8

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012


Locals compile future goals list Benjamin gohs Associate editor

Elks snub Ramblers

photo by cinda shumaker

Boyne City Rambler Keegan Lablance, #33, defies gravity as he goes up for a shot against Elk Rapids last Tuesday Jan. 10. Elk Rapids beat Boyne City 61-54.

Citizens, business owners and community leaders gathered on Thursday Jan. 12, to discuss the overall goals they would like to see achieved over the next couple of years in Boyne City. Boyne City Manager Michael Cain opened the event with a rundown of the previous goal-setting session from a couple years ago and what type, if any, progress has been made on those goals. “I look around with what I see as balanced growth – it hasn’t all happened in one sector,” he said of the highest priority, which was job creation and retention. “Over-

all, with what’s going on with the economy, I think we did fairly well with that.” Cain said a number of new businesses have stayed, with several more businesses planning to open in the near future. The Dilworth Hotel was a top priority and Cain said a lot of progress has been made, but there is much work yet to be done. The Boyne Beach Club property, Cain said, has seen minor progress and so too has broadband access. The DDA plan has been renewed and extended which, Cain said, helped set the tone for positive

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Grant check Rocket man comes home checks out Benjamin gohs Associate editor

Concern caused by confusion over $1,700 grant fee Benjamin gohs Associate editor

Boyne’s own extreme skier Ty Wellman will be back in Northern Michigan for a high-flying competition at the end of this month. Wellman, who has been skiing since he was 11 years old, is excited to see his friends, family and compete at one of the hills where he spent so many hours practicing. “We’re excited to be able to see him compete because we’re not able to travel all that much to watch him,” said Ty’s dad Jeff Wellman. Those looking to support Ty will be able to spot him by the pink bandanas he wears in honor of his mother who has been fighting stage-four breast cancer for several years. “I’ve only competed once at Gaylord, but I did train a lot on the halfpipe at the Otsego Club,” Ty said. “I’m feeling a little confident just because of the home-field advantage.” The 2012 USSA Revolution Tour will be in Gaylord from Jan. 30

Charlevoix County Commissioners dubious over a $1,700 check for grant-writing services identified during the Jan. 11, regular board meeting can rest easy. Several of the commissioncherie browe ers were taken aback when they discovered Charlevoix County Clerk Cherie Browe had been paid $1,700 for her work on securing a nearly $48,000 remonumentation grant in late 2011, courtesy photo but according to Charlevoix County »wellman, pg. 9 Ty Wellman is pictured upside down as he pulls a trick. Surveyor Lawrence Feindt, it was he who allocated the funding to Browe as is allowed under Michigan State law. “There is no question I did that,” he said in a telephone interview on Frimegan wilson day Jan. 13. “She didn’t even know Contributing writer what was going on with that particular item.” It’s still a couple months from That may explain Browe’s apparent spring training, but several locals confusion over why she was paid the shared their memories of summer money when questioned by comsoftball and their time with the Hormissioners during the meeting. ton Bay Generals. “As far as I’m concerned, it wasn’t For many years the people of usual and so I asked questions about Horton Bay harbored those same it,” said Charlevoix County Comthoughts as the Horton Bay Genmissioner Shirlene Tripp (R-District erals began preparation for their 1), following the meeting, who iniMen’s slow pitch softball season. tially questioned the check which “The people in Horton Bay just was listed in the county agenda loved the team,” said former team packet. “In Northern Michigan it just member Henry “Beano” Archey. seems like we have an awful lot of The Horton Bay Generals team embezzling going on – the month was formed in 1976 and managed before, I questioned why so many checks were going to Charter.” by Jon Hartwell (deceased) until She added, “I really didn’t mean to their change of venue in the early photo by chris faulknor 1980s. hang her (Browe) out to dry. I have no doubt it will be straightened out.” Christopher Fair (right) and Jeffre Kelts show off an old Horton Bay Gen“They would have parties at Jon

Remembering the Generals

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erals jersey from their playing days decades ago.

Look familiar? pg 13

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Serenity now! City, public & Kirtland discuss noise and other complaints at public hearing Benjamin gohs Associate editor The Boyne City Commission reviewed the status of complaints relating to the Kirtland Products wood pellet manufacturing facility during the regular Tuesday Jan. 10, meeting. Boyne City Planning Director Scott McPherson gave commissioners an overview of the situation before audience members spoke for and against the company. “Since the start of production of Kirtland Products we have had complaints about the operation,” he said. “While most of the complaints we have had in regards to noise there have also been concerns raised about odors and dust. In the Boyne City Zoning Ordinance the performance standards 21.78 addresses noise, odor, dust – similar types of nuisances. In addition the city also has a noise ordinance which specifically addresses motors, fans, dryers, similar mechanisms, similar to what Kirtland has at their facility.” McPherson added, “It does seem pretty clear that they are in violation of that ordinance.” McPherson said the city has been in contact with Kirtland to ensure they are aware of the issues. “To their credit they have seemed to be proactive and sincere in their efforts to resolve these issues. However, the impact is ongoing and it is unacceptable at certain levels and it does need to be remedied as soon as possible,” McPherson said. “If they do continue to violate the ordinances the city does have the ability to issue civil infractions or to request enforcement orders.” Representatives from Kirtland Products were in attendance. Audience members were instructed to keep their comments to five minutes or fewer. “We are aware of the complaints and

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Real life Super Mario As a child, I grew up playing Mario games. This started on what I called the “old Nintendo,� my name for the first console by that company. As the game systems evolved over the years, so did Mario, and thus did my gameplay. Mario, as the story goes, is an italian plumber from Brooklyn, New York who saves the princess from Bowser. I had my chance to play Mario in my own special way the ‘My Two Cents’ other day. came home to find a towel CHRIS FAULKNOR Idraped over the kitchen faucet. Now, if you have lived with my grandfather as long as I have, a towel has become the universal“do not touch,�whether it be a bad sink, a clogged toilet, or a hot pan. “What’s wrong with the sink,�I asked. “It’s leaking, I’ll call a plumber in the morning,�said my Grandpa. Visions of handing over $100 for every hour of work flew threw my head, and my inner cheapskate took over. “We dont’need a plumber, let me take a look,�I said daringly. I got a response of laughter, and the words“Suit yourself.� Digging under the sink, it seemed simple. Two pipes coming up from the ground, two pipes coming down from the sink, a drain, how hard can can it be? As I turned the valve to shut off the water, it shot a stream of

water into my eye, and I found out. Off to Ace Hardware, where I was handed a new valve, a hacksaw, and some tape. To their credit, they gave me very thorough instructions on installing this thing, and didn’t laugh when I questioned whether or not I should really be doing anything involving a hacksaw under the sink. Coming back to the house, my Grandpa sighed, “Just get a plumber, Chris, it’ll be okay.� Determined, I headed through spider webs, dust, and dirt through a crawlspace that hadn’t been accessed in close to 20 years. To my dismay, I went to where the shutoff valve should be, and found something special - a lot of piping. Pipes going to places I didn’t even know HAD water, but no valve. “So what would Super Mario do,�I asked myself. Visions of him jumping on a bad guy’s head came to mind until I remembered I was in a crawlspace. Another vision of him walking inside a big green pipe came up, and I figured it was time to get out of there. I found a valve under the sink, not far from the pipes I was cursing not too long ago. A quick turn and the handle broke, shooting water into my face to mix with the tears and sweat. The addition of a screwdriver turned the valve closed, and the problem was found. With some help and encouragement, I managed to replace not only a faulty valve but the kitchen faucet itself. It works, and works well I might add. I might try saving the princess, but there’s still one thing I haven’t figured out. When do I collect my $100 per hour?

Conservative Corner presents ‘Who needs Congress?’ part IV

In part 4 of my expose: Who Needs Congress, I quote Barack Obama: “I’ve told my administration, we’re going to look every single ‘Conservative Corner’ day to figure KAREN PETERS out what we can do without Congress,� “We can’t wait for Congress to do its job.� Obama and his administration have passed the following laws and regulations: 1. The recent law signed by Obama confers the right of our government to indefinitely detain any terrorism suspect without trial. Michigan Senator Carl Levin states that Obama asked for the language protecting American citizens to be removed from the bill. To Congress’ shame, the bill passed. While believing no one should be detained

or water-boarded at Gitmo, Obama nevertheless decided to kill an American citizen, terrorist though he was, via drone – al-Awlaki. 2. A relaxation on oversight of the FBI’s intelligence gathering activities - meaning our trash can be gone through and law enforcement data bases can be accessed without an investigation being opened. 3. The Department of Justice now has the legal right to tell outright lies about what documents it does and doesn’t have. Government can hide from us just what it is doing. 4. The National Labor Relations Board is charged with judging private sector labor law cases and interpreting labor statutes. It is proposing sweeping rule changes favorable to unions. 5. President Obama recently declared during congressional hearings into the disappearance of $1.2 billion that he can preempt the law whenever its enforcement might irritate a foreign government. 6. President Obama argues that he

has the unilateral power to nullify Arizona’s Immigration law by saying that it implicates the president’s power over foreign affairs, trumping any state’s immigration-related actions when another nation has a complaint. 7. Our Department of Justice rejected South Carolina’s voter ID law, saying no evidence of fraud had been provided. This standard was rejected by the Supreme Court but is ignored by Obama. The Supreme Court also previously stated that the “burden to travel to an elections office with proof of ID is no more a burden than traveling to the polling place to vote. Voter turnout has actually increased instates that require voter ID. In Chicago, photo ID is required for purchasing Draino, but not for voting. 8. Obama’s EEOC has just declared that requiring a high school education in order to apply for a job goes against the Americans for Disability Act. This not only is a ploy to get

more votes, it creates a reason for more students to drop out of high school and it further dumbs-down our populace, all in one fell swoop! Attorneys will be fully employed prosecuting lawsuits. 9. President Obama recently named a new cabinet-level Office of Manufacturing Policy, along with two new czars who will guide his manufacturing policies. This comes after he signed the budget compromise wherein the czars overseeing health care, climate change, the auto industry and urban affairs were eliminated. Following his signing it into law, he declared he would ignore the part about the czars. 10. Obama is collecting information by asking supporters to ‘have a little fun at the expense of a Republican in your life’ by signing them up to get an e-mail from the Obama campaign ribbing them for having ‘inspired’ the supporter to donate. In the process, Obama gets the conservatives’ e-mail addresses.

If the supporter also provides the home address and purchases an Obama store item, Obama will even send the gift to Republicans. This follows his flag@whitehouse program and “Attack Watch,� the program of snitching to the Obama web site on any person who might have said “something fishy� about Obamacare or anything else. 11. Obama’s Cybersecurity Coordinator is moving to give the Commerce Department the authority to create an Internet ID for all Americans, an “identity ecosystem� for the internet. 12. Americans staying at home caring for disabled family members are now forced to join a union and pay union dues. SEIU receives about $30 of each family’s Medicaid subsidy as union dues. 13. President Obama in early January made three recess appointments of those whom Congress failed to approve. The problem is that Congress was not in recess, making this a flagrant abuse of the law.

There is always another way to go about it in this week’s ‘Beautiful Boyne’

The two were on the rippled surface off Lake Charlevoix‘s rock bound shore at Veteran’s Park. We had notice them approaching ‘Beautiful Boyne’ from the north. ANNE THURSTON-Brandly The first was being rowed. The glint of the sun striking an oar in mid air was our clue. It was the rhythmic stroke of experience. Appearing effortless for nearly a mile he traveled until he pulled to a stop about one hundred feet or so out from us. There the lone occupant dropped the anchor, folded his oars down into the boat and bent over to retrieve his fishing gear. In the meanwhile the second boat was spotted about half way the distance to the park. It was making its way much faster because of the small motor buzzing off its back end. The man who was guiding the journey was not alone. A companion sat in the prow, huddled down in the day’s unseasonable forty some degree

weather. Once gaining a spot some thirty feet from the first fisherman this one cut his motor and began the routine of setting up his fishing gear. We watched this all in complete disbelief. As we often do in the late afternoon we had stopped for our decafe coffee and driven into the park, pulling up at the water front to enjoy the ever changing beauty of our town’s lake side vista. We were wondering if there might be a sign of the lake freezing along its semiprotected river-mouth bay. The previous day we had been in Otsego County and were surprised at not only the frozen lakes but ice fishermen’s huts on their surfaces. How could this be when Lake Charlevoix had had fast moving white caps on its surface when we left Boyne? The bright sun’s reflection on the water interfered with our concentrated endeavor to watch the fishermen in anticipation of a catch. Both had arrived at the same destination at the same time of the late afternoon for the same purpose; to fish. One sat in his row boat, the other in a small motor boat. The first had rowed; the second used his boat’s motor. The rower was casting, the other float-

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trolling. The first to arrive came alone while the other brought a companion with him. Everything they did was unlike the other’s actions; yet their goal was the same. They were out to catch fish and if none cooperated they would enjoy the time, anyway. One hears about left brained and right brained people and their different approaches to life’s challenges. If you are of the male gender you know a woman will do whatever she tackles in a manner you can barely understand while you will usually consider your method superior. On the other hand she will watch you and wonder why in the world you are proceeding in the manner you have chosen. But in all fairness the result will undoubtedly be just as satisfying; no matter which route is taken. The same is true of a parent and his/ her teenage son or daughter. In fact, in this day of cyberspace I admittedly stand in absolute awe at the results my grandchildren reap when they set out to find an answer or a way to proceed to do a job via the internet. They have me scanning family photographs rather than laboriously fastening each in an album.

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One humorous example of how procedure changes in one’s lifetime is very noticeable in my original Better Homes and Garden Cookbook from the forties and the one I was gifted within the last few years. The original is a hard cover, loose leaf, while the current edition is a paperback. The old one, which was a trusted doorway to good cooking, featured a whole chapter on casseroles. They proved such an answer to feeding my hungry husband and four children. Today’s edition has no such section but contains one not found in the older one; its name is ‘Crockery’. Yes, the Crockpot found its way into kitchens across the country, proving to be a wonderful boon to the working-mother. The stay-at-home mother had gone the more complicated casserole route. Other unheard of gadgets such as the blender, microwave and freezer have altered procedures throughout today’s edition. Yet, despite all the diversified methods now available baked beans still are the wonderful savory favorite ourr 2244--HHrogeuennccyy Emeergrvicicee Em SeServ

they were seventy years back. The blue berry pie I set on our supper table tonight looked and tasted the same as I made way back then despite the fact the berries came out of my freezer and were thawed in the microwave. Coming from different parts of Michigan and having backgrounds unlike each other Ray and I usually find we approach the job before us in very different ways. The outcome is always the one we seek although resulting in frustration, then a lot of compromise and loads of laughter. It is this attitude of willingness to change as we mature that seems to have our country and government hand-tied as we penetrate the twenty first century. Let’s face it, the whole world is not what it was at the beginning of the last century yet around the globe our basic needs remain unchanged. It is how they are recognized and addressed which does change as from casseroles to crock pots.

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Weather Wednesday January 18 A few snow showers 22° Thursday January 19 Snow showers at times 23° Friday January 20 A few snow showers 18° Saturday January 21 Mostly Cloudy 32° Sunday January 22 Mostly Cloudy 42°

Boyne City Police Department Weekly OFFICER ACTIVITY Report Monday, January 2 4:02am Vehicle towed and citation issued on Lake St near Ray St for snow removal. 4:22am Parking citation issued for on Lake St near Main. Owner showed up to move vehicle. 4:33am Vehicle towed and citation issued on Park St near Water St for snow removal. 8:35am Vehicle unlock in the 100 block of State St 11:48am 2 vehicle property damage accident at Division St and Boyne Av. Citation issued. 12:26pm Missing 10 year old child from the 400 block of Elm St. Was located at Avalanche. 1:00pm Report of suspicious message left on answering machine in the 1400 block of Pleasant Av. 2:54pm Report of erratic driver on Boyne Av 4:10pm Civil complaint received from the 800 block of E Main St 5:53pm Investigated CSC complaint in the 400 block of N East St 9:56pm Unlock in the 500 block of N Lake St 11:30pm Citation issued for careless driving on Division St Tuesday, January 3 12:42am Arrested subject for Driving While License Suspended 8:43am Unlock on Lake Park Dr 2:51pm Hang up call from the

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Wednesday, January 4, 9:50am Subject in to report harassment in the 100 block of E Water St 10:26am Report of property damage accident in the 300 block of E Division St 2:50pm Unlock in the 700 block of West St 2:56pm Assist motorist on East St near Bailey 3:14pm Driving complaint received in the 200 block of Franklin St 5:13pm 2 vehicle property damage accident at Lake and Water Streets

6:30pm Unlock in the 400 block of N Lake St Thursday, January 5, 12:49am Citation issued for No Proof of Insurance 10:01am Subject at PD to report civil issue in the 500 block of Hannah St 11:05am Ipod dropped off at PD that was found in the 100 block of E Water St 11:07am Complaint about subject burning brush in the 700 block of Vogel St 11:48am Report of illegal and entry and theft in the 500 block of Lewis Av 11:56am Report of dead Christmas tree in the middle of Boyne Av near Main St 1:51pm Report of subject driving on suspended license 2:26pm Unlock on Vogel St near Lake St 3:43pm Received driving complaint in the area of Brockway and Harris Streets 4:25pm Assist to Probation Department in the 500 block of N Lake St 4:55pm 911 hang up call from the 500 block of N Lake St. All OK 5:24pm Gasoline drive off reported in the 400 block of N Lake St. Subject located next day. 9:24pm Car deer accident at Lakeshore and Erber

10:12pm Picked up items that were left by customer in the 200 block of S Lake St. Owner contacted. Friday, January 6, 2:00am Open door located in the 400 block of S East St. Secured 9:28am PPO violation reported 10:15am Salvage vehicle inspection 2:00pm Forgery complaint received from the 300 block of E Division St 2:51pm Assist to Family Court at Sunset Park 11:00pm Motorist assist at Michigan and N Lake St Saturday, January 7, 12:46am Assist Sheriff Department on alarm 12:58am Assist Sheriff Department with accident in Advance 2:11am Assist Sheriff Department with assault on Anderson Rd 11:57am Disturbance reported in the 800 block of West St 5:59pm Verbal dispute in the 400 block of Lewis Av 8:02pm Unlock in the 500 block of W Michigan 9:16pm Citation issued for speed 11:07pm Citation issued for disregarding flashing red signal. Sunday, January 8, 12:44am Yellow lab running loose in road.

CHARLEVOIX COUNTY SHERIFF WEEKLY INCIDENT REPORTS Sheriff Schneider reports on January 08, 2012, at approximately 18:45 hrs., Charlevoix County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a complaint of a breaking and entering at the Springbrook Golf Course in Walloon Lake. The entrance door to the club house had been

kicked in by an unknown suspect. The investigation led deputies to foot impressions leading into a wooded area north of the golf course. On January 9, 2012, at approximately 09:00 hrs., deputies from the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s

Office responded to another breaking and entering complaint located at 06777 Peters Rd. The victim reported his garage and vehicles had been entered and several items were missing. The complaints were tied together after deputies followed foot impressions (with the K-9 Unit)

in the snow from the golf course to the Peters Road address. A short time after the incidents were reported, deputies located and detained a 15 year old male juvenile subject for the crimes. The suspect still had possession of stolen property when he was apprehended.

CIRCUIT COURT • DISTRICT COURT • MARRIAGE • DBA • DIVORCE Marriages The following marriage license were recently applied for in Charlevoix County: • Michael Gady, 30 of Grandville and Kimberly Mead, 38 of East Jordan • Dean Rogers, 45 and Karla Ice, 42- Both of Charlevoix

Charlevoix County Circuit Court The following cases were recently heard in the 33rd Circuit Court of Charlevoix: • Sandra Gail Gregory, 74 of Greenville, MI - No Contest to HomicideManslaughter, MCL 750.321-A Committed to Jail - to serve 365

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Monday January 23 Chance of showers 34° Tuesday January 24 Snow showers 28°

1000 block of Boyne Av 3:09pm Tires reported slashed in the 300 block of Morgan St 3:28pm 2 vehicle property damage accident at Harris and Brockway Streets 3:57pm Assist to Animal Control in the 500 block of Jersey St 4:18pm Attempt to locate subject in the 300 block of E Water St 4:40pm Delivered death notification to the 500 block of N Lake St 4:53pm Found purse turned in from the 100 block of E Water St. Owner later claimed. 9:17pm 16 year old student did not return home from school. Was later located. 10:07pm Assist Sheriff Department with arrest on Leroy St



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problems that have been expressed,” said Kirtland CEO Leon Tupper. “Our sincere apologies and we are working, have been working on an action plan to resolve the issues.” Tupper said Kirtland has been working with its equipment manufacturers to develop ways to reduce the noise levels of their wood-drying equipment. As was first reported in the Boyne City Gazette in the Wednesday Jan. 11 paper which hit streets the afternoon of Monday Jan. 9, Kirtland has begun several steps to help mitigate the noise levels; a fact which Tupper reiterated during the city commission meeting. On Dec. 12, 2011, Kirtland replaced the bearings on the raw material leveling screw. This resulted in a noise frequency reduction, though it did not eliminate the sound completely. Tupper said additional solutions are being investigated. On Dec. 17, 2011, Kirtland investigated possible equipment sources of the objectionable noise with some of the business’ neighbors. While Kirtland officials seek solutions to the apparent noise issue, the company has reduced its operations from two to one shift as of Dec. 19. Planned noise abatement actions for the month of January include: . Replacement of the rotary valve and airlock system with a quieter unit . Construct and install noise reduction housing on two blower motors . Order and install mufflers on pellet mill exhaust stacks “We heard recently that there have been some opinions expressed on the odor … I’m not certain how we solve that. We’re talking to individuals and experts in that area, but it’s a wood processing operation and I’m not certain that we have a way of eliminating that odor, especially to a level that would satisfy everyone,” Tupper said. “These are aspects of the operation that are pretty normal.” Tupper added, that Kirtland will continue investigating ways to mitigate the smell of wood if at all possible. Public Comments Diane Hausler said she knows Kirtland is working very hard, but the noise has got to go. “I can’t hear myself think in the house,” she said. Julie Howard said she knows the blood, sweat and tears that have gone into the facility. “What is unsettling to me is I think that the citizens of this community have not remembered what Boyne City is founded on – it’s a logging industry,” she said.

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Howard paraphrased the city’s website which states that it welcomes small businesses. “If you’re going to address noise ordinances then you need to address the drag races, you need to address Boyne Thunder, you need to address snowmobiles,” she said. “This is bringing revenue to the community.” Howard added, “That is an industrial park that was established in 1985.” Ray Adams, a fourth generation Boyne City resident spoke in favor of Kirtland. “If the smells are going to bother one person, how about the person that walks down the street and can’t stand the smell of chocolate? Are we going to shut down Alpine and Kilwins?” he said. “I’m one of the employees that got laid off and now I can’t pay my bills because someone can’t stand the smell of wood in Northern Michigan.” Another employee of Kirtland, Clarence Stark, said he can see Kirtland from his house. “Maybe a paycheck don’t mean a lot to you people, but it does to me,” he said. “I cannot smell it. I hear a dull hum, but what about the airport? Five o’clock in the morning they’re not supposed to be open and there’s planes landing and taking off every 15 minutes. What are they doing? This morning, 5:30 a.m. A helicopter

“The way it was, though, for the first couple of weeks was pretty obnoxious.” He added that he has lived in his home for 39 years, much longer than the industrial park has existed. “I’d like to see the guys get their jobs back,” he said. Shari Joles said the Boyne City Planning Commission “missed the mark” on this issue. “Even if the noise goes away, the aesthetics of that plant is detrimental to the quality of life to people in the surrounding areas,” she said. “I believe that we need jobs in this community, but I believe that needs to be balanced with what is good for all of the community as a whole.” Mike Lange, a co-owner of Kirtland products, said he and his partners were careful and deliberate in preparation of opening the wood pellet facility. “Quality of life is a great thing to say when you have a comfortable job,” he said. “When you have no job, quality of life is really terrible.” Lange added, “I see industry is progress. We’ve gone on a long time with a bunch of projects that come out of the Obama administration that have been aimed at infusing our economy with cash and very few of those projects are related to increasing our gross domestic product. When you


Charlevoix County Commissioner Rich Gillespie (R-District 6) said he wanted to check into the matter further. “It seemed confusing to me on first blush,” he said. Charlevoix County Commissioner Chris Christensen (R-District 2) said zealous reaction to the check and the confusion over its origination likely stems from a concerted effort to ensure checks and balances are in place. “I don’t think anything nefarious is going on,” he said. “But it is good to confirm that everything is being handled properly.” Feindt said the grant, which is used to help pay to have metal markers placed throughout the county to help identify how land is divided, allowed for a fee to be paid to the person re-

‘Quality of life’ is a great thing to say when you have a comfortable job. When you have no job, quality of life is really terrible. —mike lange, kirtland

went over.” Stark said noises are just a part of life and people need to deal with it. Brian Wilmot supported Kirtland. He said he worked with the company as they planned to build their factory in the industrial park. “It’s not just directly the employees that work with Kirtland, it’s the contractors like myself and the 15 employees that we employ,” he said. “They very well could have shopped this out to outside entities across the board and they didn’t.” Dick Mellon said he lives approximately a half-mile from Kirtland and it can be quite loud at times, but that there has been some reduction in the noise. “I’m semi-satisfied right now that they’re working on the problem, that if we all hang tight for awhile the problem will be solved,” he said.

manufacture products you actually add value to our community.” Lange said far more of the money spent on renewable energy stays local when compared to money spent on fossil fuels. “When we get to full capacity our plant will produce, retail value, our end user customers will spend $7 million on home heating fuel, on the wood pellets that we manufacture here in Boyne City,” he said. “$5.25 million will stay in Northern Michigan.” John McCahan said he does not hear Kirtland from his home near the old Boyne Theater, but that the city’s noise ordinance was seriously lacking. “I’ve asked myself the question why does Boyne City have such a lousy noise ordinance compared to so many other communities in Michi-

sponsible for completing the work necessary to secure the grant. “I just thought it was a fair amount because she did a whale of an amount of work on that,” Feindt said. As the head of the county’s remonumentation peer group, Feindt oversees the replacement of the aging metal markers, some of which date back many decades. Further corroborating Browe’s explanation was Chris Beland, the Director of the Michigan Office of Land Survey and Remonumentation who said it is legal for up to 15 percent of a grant to be allocated for administrative costs. “Eighty-five percent has to go to actual work,” Beland said. “How they divvy up that percentage for administrators is up to the county – we don’t have any real restrictions on that.” Browe said she had been writing the grants for more than 20 years and had never been paid for the extra work. She said she thought it seemed

strange when she received notice that she would be paid the $1,700, but assumed it had to do with a change in management at the Michigan Office of Land Survey and Remonumentation which occured last year. “I would never dream of trying to hide something like that and that’s why it

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Boyne City resident John McCahan told commissioners on Jan. 10, during the public hearing on complaints relating to Kirtland Products, that they should adopt a more effective noise ordinance. gan and the answer I’ve come up to is the city really doesn’t want one,” he said. McCahan said a good noise ordinance will treat everyone with balance, adding that he gave the city a sample noise ordinance in 2010 but no action was taken on it. McCahan said Traverse City has a very good noise ordinance, which he had a consultant tweak for improvements and he presented to commissioners during last week’s meeting. Numerous others spoke for and against Kirtland before commissioners discussed the matter. Boyne City Commissioner Tom Neidhamer said patience, solutions and time-lines are needed. “I think Kirtland is doing their process and that’s where patience comes in,” he said Commissioner Delbert “Gene” Towne thanked Kirtland for the jobs they have created for Boyne City. He said he has heard the noise and he does understand the concerns of the citizens. “But, there is one thing we don’t want to lose sight of: that is job creation and retention,” he said. Commissioner Derek Gaylord said the ideal outcome is that citizens have the quality of life they expect and Kirtland can continue to create jobs while producing its products. He said time-lines must be implemented and expectations should be set. Gaylord asked if sound levels allowable under the ordinance would be attainable. McPherson said he wasn’t sure. “Without a specific decibel limit, how do we come to a conclusion as to what’s finally acceptable based on numerous steps if Kirtland imple-

ments every tool and mechanism to abate the noise and we still have not reached that level?” Gaylord asked. “At that point, what are our options?” McPherson said after the mufflers are implemented the sound level will need to be reassessed. Boyne City Manager Michael Cain said a tentative time-line could include a reassessment in the first few weeks of February. “It’s going to come down to a decision of the community represented by its staff and, ultimately, by the city commission what’s acceptable and what’s not,” Cain said. “We haven’t taken any further enforcement actions based on the response by Kirtland.” Cain said he has been in the neighborhoods of some of the complainants and the noise is definitely an issue. Cain said the issue is “uncharted waters” and that many of the issues which have arisen caught the city and Kirtland by surprise. Boyne City Commissioner Laura Sansom asked Kirtland officials if the 17 plants Kirtland visited were having any issues with noise. According to Kirtland, they built their plant, at a higher cost, to ensure it had better environmental and sound controls, but that they didn’t hear about any noise complaints in those communities. According to Kirtland, the noise seems to be traveling up the exhaust stacks and can be heard farther away from the plant and wasn’t as prevalent at the factory. No action was taken by the commission, but an update meeting was set for the Noon Tuesday Feb. 14, regular Boyne City Commission meeting.

was on the check register,” Browe said. “During the meeting I pointblank asked them (commissioners) if they would like me to give it back.” None of the commissioners responded to Browe’s offer and, so far, none have demanded her to give them the

$1,700. “I have an open-door policy that I will talk to anybody about anything and explain anything to anyone,” Browe said. “So, I don’t know why some people are making such a big deal out of this.”

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Hartwell’s house,” Archey said. “The team even had a float in the Horton Bay parade – it was a fun bunch of guys.” The Generals moved to Boyne City in 1977 where they played at what is now called Rotary Park. And, they won the League Championship in 1979. Verlin Thompson referred to his tenure on the Horton Generals as being part of the gentleman’s bunch. “We were all a little bit older, some of us were in our 30s.” All the men interviewed agreed that the sport of softball has undergone major changes since they had played. “The rules in softball have changed now, after a player hits two home runs in a game then if they hit another it’s an out,” said former General Chris Fair. Former General member Jeffre Kelts added, “Softball goes more for home runs than actual hits. They just want to see how far they can hit it.” Carl Charon said kids begin playing the sport at a much younger age now than back in the 1970s.

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works in the area. Determining what to do with the city facilities, Cain said, has seen some progress in the form of researching costs and locations. “Non-motorized trails … I would put as significant progress,” he said. “We’ve also had a very active group … working on discussions on a trail system between Boyne City and Boyne Falls.” Snowmobile trails, Cain said have seen little or no progress. Cain said the Main Street Program award is one of numerous positive recognitions of overall good going on in Boyne City. Cain said the commission has been consistently lowering taxes while maintaining services to the people of Boyne. “Even with the declining revenues and these being really tight times, you’ve seen some major projects take place around town,” Cain said. “Complete reconstruction of Division Street from M-75 to Pleasant; you’ve seen the cemetery fence going up; you’ve seen the North East Street being com-

“When we were playing there was just one league called the ‘Peanut League,’ now there are many different leagues,” he said. One other way that the Generals’ players noted was that today’s athletes behave differently. “One other thing about the Generals was that we were real good winners and losers,” Kelts said. “We would never argue with the umpires.” Former General Ted Penny said, “The group that I played with always wanted to win the sportsmanship award.” Kelts said one thing he remembered about coach Hartwell was that he always made sure the team had everything it needed. “(He) was exceptional at keeping the team well equipped,” he said. “We all had topnotch uniforms with matching hats – they even went us so far as to get shorts that matched in the summer.” Kelts added, “They just did an outrageous job on how they managed the team and provided very good equipment for us. They even monogrammed our bat bags.” Former General team member Dave Rasch’s advice to young athletes: “If you want to be good you have to practice, but if you love the game you won’t think of it as practice and you’ll just want to do it.”

pleted; you saw the waterworks projects take on.” He added, “So, lower tax rate, more efficiencies internally, more outgoing projects for the community, I think, is a good representation of what we have been able to do with the citizen’s resources.” Cain said the city is doing all or more than it did in the early 2000s. Alternative energy has seen little to no progress. Cain also said the shoppers docks at One Water Street have allowed more tourist traffic into the area. The 53 people who participated in the goal-setting broke into groups and identified what they deemed are the top few goals for Boyne City before those findings were presented to the attendees as a whole. Approximately one-quarter of those in attendance were business owners. Of those in attendance, nearly 50 percent attended the last goal-setting session. The overall consensus of how Boyne City was progressing as a whole resulted with nearly 75 percent of the people feeling that

Public Notices • Public Notices • Public Notices CHARLEVOIX COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SYNOPSIS January 11, 2012

The Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners met January 11, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. in the Charlevoix County Commissioners room. All Commissioners were present. Motion approved the minutes of the last two meetings as presented. Motion approved Resolution #12-001, Approve County Expenditures. Motion approved Resolution #12-002, Grandvue Operating Transfer. Motion approved Resolution #12-003, Grandvue Operating Transfer. Motion adjourned the meeting

Boyne is moving in the right direction. Attendees were asked to compile lists of items upon which the city government could effect change. Some of the top issues identified included: Technical education Family-supporting jobs Devlon – Boyne Beach Club Pet-friendly community/dog park Improve the drinking water Work at the city marina Broadband and ubiquitous wi-fi Technology infrastructure Clean-up Pearl Street to Main Street Snowmobile trails Upgrade city parks Lake Street redevelopment from the Sportsman to the Boyne Theater The Dilworth Hotel Improve the city complex Property value assessments Continue street improvements Economic development with emphasis on Parkside Grill Another grocery store Sustainability of EMS Boyne City officials will continue to accept comments and ideas about the future of Boyne, and

Late winter saves $100K on plowing Benjamin gohs Associate editor

The snow finally arrived last week and its preceding two-month reprieve has put the Charlevoix County Road Commission in very good stead. According to Charlevoix County Road Commission Manager Pat Harmon, the cold weather drought has saved taxpayers nearly $100,000 that would normally have been spent on plowing and salting area roads. “We're looking good, budget-wise,” Harmon said in an interview before the Jan. 12 and 13 snow storm. “If you look back at last December (2010) I think we had 20-some inches of snow for the month, this season we only had three inches for the month of December (2011) .” He added, “Usually we're into the winter months by Thanksgiving.” The road commission has its regular crew of nearly 20 truck drivers plus four part-time drivers to help

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pick up any extra work that needs to be done. “We're picking up weekends on all main roads and state roads and if we get six inches or more we're bringing in the whole crew on the weekend and we'll plow everything,” Harmon said in addressing concerns over previous years when plowing was halted on the weekends. “Once you get up to six inches and you have drifting with the wind a whole road can be blowed full.” While the cost of plowing and salt-

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Crossword Puzzle Weekly Horoscope by ARIES - This week’s scenario is highlighted by friends & positive goals. Don’t judge a book by its cover. If you scratch beneath the surface of someone you know, you may discover a true friend with similar feelings and experiences to your own. Things seem just too good to be true, and you wonder when someone will pull the rug out from under your feet. Rest assured, all is well and things are set to go from good to better. When tension mounts, or you feel tired or unmotivated at home, it’s time to get to the bottom of it all. You will discover just where all that energy is draining away to. As soon as you have a little cash to spare, your spending goes wild and you’re broke again! Try to break this cycle and put some cash away this week. TAURUS - This week’s scenario is highlighted by a surprise announcement could leave you feeling somewhat disorientated. You will soon recover your wits and come up with the right response. Plutonic and intimate relationships come into the spotlight this week, as you are asked to make a greater commitment or prove your feelings. You come through all tests with flying colors. Luck is on your side, which means that games of chance are likely to bring dividends of some sorts. Take a few risks (well thought out ones of course) and you could double your money. Your urgent attention is required, as neglect at home could be causing you frustration or irritation. Take time to clear up domestic matters. GEMINI - This week’s scenario is highlighted by balancing & avoiding extremes. Once you climb off your emotional roller coaster, things will become easier. You are currently on an interesting path, paved with good intentions. Be warned, as you move on, you may be in for a bumpy ride. This will be a learning experience, but one which could take you by surprise. You are full of energy and ready to party this week, but try not to burn the candle at both ends. You need some rest and peace and quiet if you want to keep the pace. Progress has ground to a halt this week and you may begin to think that progress is impossible. Don’t despair, new opportunities are just around the corner. Be patient. A temporary blockage is soon to be removed, allowing you to increase your income or at least cut down on expenses. CANCER - This week’s scenario is highlighted by a new learning experience. Energy is a little low and you won’t feel like making much of an effort when it comes to socializing. But your charm, warmth and generosity will do the trick, so just be yourself. Conflict or misunderstanding is a possibility in love matters. A family situation is becoming increasingly complex, leaving you feeling baffled and confused. The air has to be cleared, but you will not be the one to make the first step. You’ll be compensated for your ability to compromise. Others recognize that you are making an effort and will do the same. Your ability to communicate is at a peak. Although you may not receive the answer to all your prayers this week, you will be rewarded with a financial bonus of sorts. This allows you to expand your budget and spend a little on frivolous extras. LEO - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your fascination with a new person or concept. Be careful where you tread. You will receive new inspiration

this week, allowing you to make some changes to your social life. Fulfil your creative needs by taking up a new activity. As you look ahead to the next few months, you wonder where you are heading. Now is the time to lay the groundwork for a new personal project. There is a new opening for you, but you don’t know enough about this matter to make the most of it. Gather more information and don’t be afraid to ask questions whenever you can. Financially you may feel that you are working flat out just to make ends meet, with little left over for fun and games. VIRGO - This week’s scenario is highlighted by family matters & making decisions.When you find it difficult to make a decision, there is no point insisting any longer. You’ll just end up going round in circles. When it comes to dealing with domestic affairs, just go with the flow. Don’t try to push things through when it becomes obvious that there is resistance. Wait for a new opportunity. Communication improves and so does understanding, as you make a decision to compromise and to adapt to existing circumstances. A badly thought out financial plan could go wrong this week, so make sure you think long and hard about your moves before going into action. Caution is advised. You can truly make things happen this week. All you have to do is take the initiative, and the rest will take care of itself. Someone could ask you to fight one of their battles this week. This is not your problem and you would do well to stay out of it, getting on with your own affairs. LIBRA - This week’s scenario is highlighted by personal plans, entertaining & career goals. You have the key to open a door to something new and exciting. Someone you know will bring you the chance to harness your potential and grow even faster. Your personal relationships require faith, trust and confidence, if you feel this is lacking, don’t take it out on the other person. When you have some time to yourself, don’t shut yourself away others. Stay with friends, seek out crowds and parties. Other people’s energy will recharge your batteries. Once you are recharged, you will be unstoppable. Even the most challenging situations will be walkover for you. A seemingly negative situation regarding your finances can be turned into a great opportunity. No matter how hard you try, you just can’t make it on your own all the time. SCORPIO - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your love life. Just as you were beginning to give up hope, your love life could give you a boost. Things become more active and a seemingly stagnant situation suddenly takes off. Secrets come out from their hiding places and ghosts spring from closets this week. This will help to clear the air and get family relationships off on a better footing. You have been struggling for too long, and now you’ve had enough. Support comes in both financial and moral forms, to give you new energy as far as home is concerned. Start doing research now and it will serve your well. Recent developments have meant that a decision has to be made, and you have put this one off for too long. You’ve had enough time to think. SAGITTARIUS - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your opting to take the difficult route and take on a new challenge. This will not be easy all the time, but the outcome will prove to be well worth the effort. Someone close to you could be a little defensive

and you will have to watch your words. Choose what you say very carefully to avoid hurting other people’s feelings. You could have the feeling of being under siege, as several social events end up at your place, or people invite themselves around at the last moment. Don’t let your space be invaded. Learn to put your foot down. Make a new resolution, not to let others get away with making hurtful remarks. Some people simply don’t realize they’re hurting your feelings, so make sure you let them know. Don’t let your financial situation get you down, once you snap out of this mood, you’ll find a solution. CAPRICORN - This week’s scenario is highlighted by events that may leave you feeling a little nervous or confused. This is when you need to take refuge in your own home until you calm down. A part of you is avoiding commitment, preferring to keep all your options open. There comes a time when you have to choose, and a decision will have to be made in the next few weeks. No matter what others have to say, you are perfectly entitled to change your mind. Don’t be afraid to make a U-turn. You may be breaking your word but the outcome will be positive for all concerned. You have what it takes to make a key decision this week, and one which will make your future look considerable brighter. Don’t be afraid to be daring in this matter. Although you may prefer to be philosophizing about new concepts and ideas, the planets call upon you to get down to business and do the ground work. AQUARIUS -This week’s scenario is highlighted by creative footwork and gathering of information. Some of the people you care for most may prove difficult to get along with, through no fault of your own. That’s just the way the planets are lying and you will all have to learn to compromise. A forthcoming family gathering or reunion could be causing some strain. Don’t worry, all will go well. All you have to do is remain detached and not let others tell you what to do. Travel and distant places are high on your list of priorities at the moment. You are likely to be submerged with a whole load of small tasks, which, when they start to pile up, turn into a mountain.This could be frustrating, and it’s important to manage your time efficiently. Finances are stretched right now and this week you have to cut back on unnecessary spending. PISCES - This week’s scenario is highlighted by romance, friendships & strong feelings. You don’t usually go in for gushing romance, something gets into you this week and you are all hearts and flowers. Enjoy yourself and let your imagination run wild. When you find you are constantly frustrated in close friendships,it’s time to ask yourself a few questions. Perhaps you are just drawn to the wrong kind of people. Expect to be feeling more enthusiastic for home affairs, as a new form of domestic energy takes hold of you, allowing you to deal with matters which are usually overwhelming for you. Watch out, you may have a tendency to be overly idealistic about your career situation this week. Face up to reality. When you do, you will realize that some things need to be changed. A professional acquaintance whom you look up to may have a decisive influence on your career. This person just has to say the word and new doors will open. In the short term, you seem to manage financially, but now it’s time for some long term planning

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35 ___ school 37 Acquire by labor 40 Mighty tree 41 Formerly named 42 Skinny 45 Took a chair 47 Pull apart 49 Limping 52 Baseball stat 53 Egg-shaped 54 Not nearby 55 Hog home 56 Brew coffee 57 Soothsayer Down 1 TKO caller 2 Fighter pilot 3 Make believe

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29 Pig’s sounds 32 Capitol of New Mexico (2 wds.) 33 Before, poetically 34 Caustic chemical 36 Building cement 37 Curved letters 38 On the ball 39 Settle a debt 43 Let fall 44 Roof edge 46 Lamenting cry 48 Lodge member 50 Hollywood’s ___ West 51 Blunder

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BOYNE AREA COMMUNITY Student of the Week Boyne Falls Public Schools

Student Name: Madison Marie Skop Grade: 7th Parent’s Name(s): Mark and Margaret Future Plans: I plan to be a designer and stay in Michigan Favorite Book: Avalon Web of Magic. My favorite author is Rachel Roberts. Hobbies and Interests: Create things on my laptop and post them on the internet. I also like to play sports and video games. School Activities: I participate in Rec. Day at Boyne Mountain. Staff Comments: Madison is a very hard worker who strives for perfection. She has no problem staying on task to complete her work. Madison is a pleasant young lady who is nice to all the students, I am fortunate to have her in my classroom.

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Veteran of the Month

The “Veteran of the Month” for January 2012 is Frank Ernest Kline. Born on July 8th, 1927 in Alba, Mich., Kline left school after completing the ninth grade in 1942 going to work, to help support his family following the Great Depression, as a general farm hand for Ollie Peterson of Alba where he assisted in the operation of a 200 acre farm raising general crops and livestock, operating tractors, light trucks and various other farm machinery. On Oct. 23rd, 1945 he was inducted into the Army entering into active service in Detroit, Mich. and following basic training, where he qualified as a Sharpshooter with the M1 Grande rifle and the M1 carbine, he received specialty training as a Medical Aidman and Construction Foreman. On April 8th, 1946 Kline departed the USA arriving in the European Theater of Operations on April 16th, 1946 and was assigned to the 1733rd Labor Supervision Company where he supervised and directed German prisoners of war in rebuilding roads and buildings, removing debris and explained and indicated the work to be preformed. On Jan. 16th, 1947 Kline departed the European Theater of Operations arriving in the USA on Jan. 27th, 1947 and on Feb. 19th, 1947, at the Separation Center, Fort Sheridan, Ill. he received an Honorable Discharge having attained the rank of Private First Class and was awarded the following decorations and citations: The Victory Medal and The Army Occupation Medal (Germany). Returning home to work a fam-

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Boyne Mountain Race League Boyne Falls-Standings for Boyne Mountain Race League from 1/11/2012 TeamFormat:1st-F.O.BardenI,8.45;2nd-.F.O.Barden II, 7.55; 3rd-Hart Ford, 7.29; 4th-F.O.Barden III, 7.08; 5th-E.J.Plastics, 4.74; Handicap Format: 1st-RiversideTire, 16; 2nd-Boyne Avenue Greenhouse,14; 3rd-T PunctualityVending, 11.5, Boyne Bombers, 11.5; 5th-Wild Wild Women I of Gaylord Bowling Center, 11; 6th-Skee Dawgs Too! of Northwestern Bank, 10.5; 7th-T Greenhouse Effect, 10, Greenhouse Gases, 10; 9th-T Sunburst Marine, 9, Hart GMC, 9; 11th-Skee Dawgs of Northwestern Bank, 8.5; 12th-Rieth-Riley Construction Company, 8; 13th-T Pat O’Brien & Associates, 7, WildWildWomen II of Gaylord Bowling Center, 7;

Frank Ernest Kline ily farm, Kline married Gertrude Opal Colter on Dec. 31st, 1949 in Mancelona, Mich. On Sept. 9th, 1959 Kline went to work at the East Jordan Iron Works and in May of 1963 he moved his family to the East Jordan area. On Feb. 7th 1986 Kline retired from the East Jordan Iron Works and enjoyed farming, hunting, listening to polkas, woodworking, playing cards, but above all else, he loved to spend time with his grand children and family. On Nov. 12th, 2011 Frank Ernest Kline answered the final call and is being honored by his children Ken, Donna, Alan, Karen and their families. To honor a veteran, call the program chairman at (231) 588-6067 or on Tuesdays call (231) 5827811 between 3-8 p.m. The ceremony may be witnessed on the first Thursday of each month in front of The American Legion Post located on the corner of Lake and Main in Boyne City, Mich. at 6:15 p.m.

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PRESENT: Mayor Peck; Commissioners Timmons, Cutler, Breakey, Penzien, and Symonds ABSENT: Commissioner Fisher Regular Agenda Item #10 East Jordan Sno-Blast Requests Commissioner Symonds inquired if any of the Department Heads had any objections involved. Administrator Anderson stated no and these are basically joint recommendations from them and the Chamber of Commerce and Sno-Blast Committee. Unanimously approved Item #11 Audit Presentation by Anderson, Tackman & Company, PLC Mayor Peck introduced Bob Haske of Anderson, Tackman & Company who presented the City Commission with the Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Audit of the 2010/2011 city financials. Commissioner Cutler inquired with Mr. Haske if he felt if including all of the net assets for all of the funds is really a way to really give a good picture of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s way to meet its obligations. Mr. Haske stated in a way yes because in theory is what is left over after your liabilities or the money you owe is taken out of your assets or what you do have. Cutler inquired if we would have the ability to transfer assets into other organizational components to meet obligations. Haske stated not all of the time as some of the funds are restricted in that fund for a specific purpose. Motion offered by Cutler, second by Symonds to accept the Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Audit ending June 30, 2011 as submitted Unanimously approved Item #12 Professional Engineering Services Amendment with C2AE Mr. Makarewicz addressed the City Commission regarding Change Order #3 which includes the remeasurement amounts and reduced the quantity amounts to the good to the City. Motion offered by Breakey, second by Symonds to approve Change Order #3 in the amount of $63,222.69 which is the final change order for Team Elmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Unanimously approved Makarewicz stated at the January 17th meeting will have the pay application request for Rural Development for this change order for Rural Development. Makarewicz stated he has provided the Commission with a spreadsheet of the breakdown of fees to date. Makarewicz stated the loan will be able to pay the loan expenses and C2AE has reduced its engineering fee from $17,000 to $14,000.00. Makarewicz stated all of this fee could be paid for by the loan which were already budgeted for and there would be no additional out of pocket expenditures from the City. Motion offered by Breakey, second by Penzien to accept the Engineering Professional Services Agreement from C2AE in the amount of $14,000.00, with $10,000 coming from water administration, $2,170 coming from sewer additional services and $1,830 coming from sewer contingency fund for the Rural Development Water & Sewer Improvement Project. Unanimously approved Item #13 Ordinance #219, An Ordinance to Amend Section 2-192, Cost Recovery of the City of East Jordan Code of Ordinance Motion offered by Symonds, second by Penzien: The city is herby empowered to recover all expenses from any person or entity within the fire contract boundaries whose actions resulted in a deliberately caused fire, a negligently caused fire, hazardous/toxic materials emergency or false alarms, down line, gas leak, or water rescue. The city is empowered to bill the vehicle owner, or appropriate insurance company, for the use of equipment and tools used for the extraction of a person involved in an accident of for forced entry to a vehicle. Unanimously approved Item #14 Resolution #122-2011, Resolution to Open and Maintain a Bank Account at Huntington National Bank Motion offered by Symonds, second by Cutler Unanimously approved Item #15 Resolution #123-2011, Resolution to Open and Maintain a Bank Account Motion offered by Symonds, second by Cutler to approve the following resolution: Resolution directing the city treasurer to open a bank account for city business at Charlevoix State Bank. Unanimously approved Item #16 Resolution #124-2011, Performance Resolution for Governmental Agencies Motion offered by Breakey, second by Penzien to approve Resolution #124-2011 Performance Resolution for Governmental Agencies as submitted. Unanimously approved Item #17 Appointments Committee Commissioner Breakey stated the Appointments Committee met prior to the Commission meeting and would like to recommend the following re-appointments:

PLANNING COMMISSION - Bart Petrich, Lynn Carson, Jim LaBeau BOARD OF APPEALS - Jackie Cutler, John Doebel HOUSING COMMISSION - Gloria Meredith Motion offered by Symonds, second by Breakey to accept the recommended Board and Commissions reappointments as presented. Unanimously approved Commissioner Breakey stated the Appointments Committee also received an application for the Board of Review from David White. Breakey stated the consensus of the board was a tie and the Appointments Committee recommended this come to the Commission for the final vote. Motion offered by Cutler, second by Symonds to appoint David White to the Board of Review vacancy. Approved, Breakey voted â&#x20AC;&#x153;nayâ&#x20AC;? Commissioner Cutler stated he has served on the Board of Review and had to resign due to his election to the Commission and there is a need for 3 members. Item #21 Administratorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Report ECONOMIC VITALITY INCENTIVE PROGRAM (EVIP): The Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Economic Vitality Incentive Program (EVIP) adopted earlier this year set three criteria for cities to maintain statutory revenue sharing: 1. Certify to the Michigan Department of Treasury that by October 1, 2011 they have produced and made readily available to the public, a citizenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s guide and a performance dashboard of their local finances, including recognition of their unfunded liabilities. The City has met this criterion. 2. Certify to the Michigan Department of Treasury that by January 1, 2012 they have produced and made readily available to the public, a plan with one or more proposals to increase its existing level of cooperation, collaboration, and consolidation, either within the jurisdiction or with other jurisdictions. A plan shall include a listing of any previous services consolidated with the cost savings realized from each consolidation and an estimate of the potential savings for any new service consolidations being planned. 3. Certify to the Michigan Department of Treasury that by May 1, 2012 they have developed an employee compensation plan, which they intend to implement, with any new, modified, or extended contract or employment agreement, for employees not covered under contract or employment agreement; and that the plan has been made available for public viewing in the clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office or posted on a publicly accessible internet site. COUNTY ROAD TASK FORCE: East Jordan is in line to receive 2013 County Road Task Force directed funds totaling $239,742 (Federal STP: $65,593; Fed-D: $6,738; State-D: $167,411) to reconstruct Division Street from Buzzell Street to the East Jordan City limits in 2013. ICE SKATING RINK/ SLEDDING HILL: Once again this year the City is attempting to establish an ice skating rink at Community Park. Thanks to a very generous donation form the Firemanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association, the City obtained a liner for the rink. Thanks to Parks Director Cannon and the volunteer fire department for filling and maintaining the rink and for doing as much as they have to keep us active this winter. Weather permitting, the sledding hill at Community Park has been finish graded this year and should present an excellent challenge to our younger residents. Parks Director Cannon also has hopes of creating a cross county trail within the confines of the Park to further utilize the facility during the winter. SNOW MOBILE MEETING: There is interest in encouraging making East Jordan a â&#x20AC;&#x153;destination siteâ&#x20AC;?for touring snowmobilers. Lack of directional signage was recognized to be a problem both inside the city limits and outside of them. The EJ Snowmobile Club agreed to erect a sign on their property with directions into the city. â&#x20AC;&#x153;City limitâ&#x20AC;? signs, such as those seen on major roads, will also be posted along the trails at the appropriate places. BROADBAND UPDATE: Northern Lakes Economic Alliance with Jan Kellogg hosted a county wide meeting concerning Broadband in Charlevoix County on December 13, 2011. The meeting was to introduce Tom Stephenson of Connect Michigan. Connect Michigan is a non-profit organization that is working in partnership with the Michigan Public Service Commission on Broadband issues in Michigan. They received a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to help communities (free of charge) develop action plans designed to increase Broad Band access, adoption and use. Item #22 Mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Report Mayor Peck stated he had received names to renew terms for the DDA and stated he would like to renew the terms of Barb Worgess and Dave Atkins to the DDA. Item #24 Commissionerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Commissioner Cutler requested the Commission examine the meeting time again in the new year and consider the once a month meeting as it will save on Commissioner pay, printing materials and staff time.

Exterior renovations include instillation of a new door and windows, ventilation work, cement work, and all the wooden and cast iron elements Beaver Island - A recent grant from the in the tower must be scraped, repaired, primed Charlevoix County Community Foundation (CCCF) and refinished. By far the biggest expense and the brings St. James Township on Beaver Island one highest ranking priority is the exterior masonry, step closer to launching a much needed project to with an estimated 2,600 bricks needing to be restore and preserve the historic Lighttower on the replaced and the mortar evaluated and replaced north shore of the Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s harbor. in many areas. The cost of the exterior restoration The Charlevoix County Community Foundation portion of the project is estimated to be around Board approved a grant of $4,269.00 which will $70,000. be used to help fund the exterior renovations on Charlevoix County Community Foundation Presithe St. James Lighttower, an iconic symbol of the dent, Chip Hansen, conveyed the Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Island built during the Mormon era. Funds for the enthusiasm for the renovations as well.â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Comgrant came from the Beaver Island Enrichment munity Foundation is very pleased to play a role in Fund and the John and Laurene Adams Fund, the renovation of the Lighttower,â&#x20AC;?he said, adding, both component funds of the Community Foun- â&#x20AC;&#x153;weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking forward to watching the work as it dation, as well as the Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Community progresses and, ultimately, the successful compleFund, which supports unrestricted grantmaking tion of such a worthwhile project.â&#x20AC;? on a county-wide basis. The Charlevoix County Community Foundation is â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are very grateful to the Community Founda- a local charitable organization dedicated to imtion for this grant,â&#x20AC;? said Lighthouse Committee proving and enriching life for all who live, work, Chair Don Vyse. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are now moving closer to our or vacation in Charlevoix County. CCCF works to Courtesy photo goal of beginning the much needed work in the enhance the quality of life in Charlevoix County, It will cost nearly $70,000 to revery near future.â&#x20AC;? now and for generations to come, by building store the St. James light tower. Several years ago, the Great Lakes Lighthouse permanent charitable endowment from a wide Keepers Association partnered with St. James range of donors, addressing needs through grant Township to help facilitate the assessment and making, and providing leadership on matters of work on the Lighttower. An architectural condi- community concern. tion assessment was completed, outlining the To learn more about the Lighttower Restoration extensive work needed to be accomplished on Project call Lighthouse Committee Chair Don Vyse the structure. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As we work, we have to follow the at (231) 448-2834. More information about the Historic Lighthouse Preservation Handbook,â&#x20AC;?Vyse Charlevoix County Community Foundation may explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We must be in compliance with the be found at or by calling (231) 536Charlevoix - Charlevoix City officials manual. We have to do it correctly and historically 2440. are working on the proposed budget for 2012restore it.â&#x20AC;? 2013. All figures contained herein are proposed and tentative. Chamber at (231) 547-2101 or e-mail pearson@ If the budget is approved as-is, the total projected revenues would be $3,288,100 53rd Annual Gala while the total projected expenses would be The Annual Awards Gala of the Charlevoix Area $3,288,100. Chamber of Commerce gathers around 200 busiâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Several years of strong financial direction ness professionals to celebrate the past year's from the mayor and city council members Silent Auction Items Needed successes and look toward the priorities of the combined with staffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tireless efforts to reduce The Annual Awards Gala is right around the coming year. spending has placed the City of Charlevoix in a corner on Feb. 8, and items are wanted for the This year's event will be held on Wednesday, Febvery favorable short- and long-term financial Chamber's silent auction that takes place during ruary 8th at Castle Farms. position,â&#x20AC;? stated Charlevoix City Manager Rob the event. The evening will start with cocktails at 5 p.m. and Straebel the City of Charlevoixâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012-2013 All proceeds are put into the Chamber Scholarship dinner will be served at 7 p.m. budget summary. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Overall, the general fund Fund and are awarded to graduates of Charlevoix The cost is $50 per person, including dinner, tax balance is estimated to be $1.6 million or 37 High School or Northwest Academy. and gratuity, cocktails and entertainment. Make percent of the total general fund budget.â&#x20AC;? Last year's event was so successful three $500 sure to reserve your seat in advance by calling the He added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Over the last four years the city has scholarships were awarded. If you have an item Charlevoix Chamber of Commerce at (231) 547increased this fund balance by an astounding you would like to donate please contact the 2101 or e-mail 22 percent in very challenging economic times. Much of this success is due to conservative budgeting practices, improvements in energy efficiency and a renewed sense of cost-saving cooperation and collaboration measures with other units of government.â&#x20AC;? While these may be benchmarks of an improving economy, Straebel cautioned that reductions in revenue are likely to be seen over the coming years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nevertheless, given the current state economic conditions we remain optimistic by the overall direction of the city,â&#x20AC;?he stated. The 2012-2013 general fund budget includes a slight decrease in revenue over last year predominantly due to reductions in state grants. photo by chris faulknor â&#x20AC;&#x153;The city is forecasting local property valuations to be flat in the coming year,â&#x20AC;?Straebel stated. Andy Hayes of the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance and Northwestern The actual property valuations will be formalBank Vice-President Steve Weber enjoy lunch with numerous commu- ized later this May. nity leaders and citizens who attended the annual State of Charlevoix General fund expenditures are expected to increase by 2.1 percent due to a two-percent Community Luncheon on Wednesday Jan. 11, at Castle Farms. wage increase for POLC and non-union employees. Wages and fringe benefits account for 19 perâ&#x20AC;˘ Jan 21 Saturday Family Story Time, 10:30am, Charcent of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s general fund budget. â&#x20AC;˘ Jan 18 Business After Hours, 5-7pm, Grey Gables levoix Public Library Capital improvements will total $2.23 million â&#x20AC;˘ Jan 23 Winterfolf Concert Series, 6:30, Charlevoix Inn Restaurant â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 44 percent of that is expected to be covered â&#x20AC;˘ Jan 19 Artists in Action Demonstrations, 2-4pm, Public Library by grant monies. Charlevoix Public Library, 231.547.2651, www. â&#x20AC;˘ Jan 24 Computer Classes- Microsoft Word, 10:30, Preventative maintenance services on the Charlevoix Public Library cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 24.45 miles of street has been allocated â&#x20AC;˘Jan 20 Winter Garden Family Workshop, 5-6pm, â&#x20AC;˘ Jan 24 Drug use Trends in Charlevoix County, 6:30, $10,000 for crack sealing. Charlevoix Public Library, 231.547.2651, www. Charlevoix Public Library There is a three-percent increase in sewer fees proposed in order to fund sewer improveThe ments. There is also a four-percent increase in water rates and a two-percent increase in electricity rates proposed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;City officials recognize that these rate increaswith Brian Sommerfield es are financially challenging for many families and residents on fixed incomes, it is nevertheless a sound financial management approach,â&#x20AC;? Straebel wrote. There are no proposed increases on the local mil levy of 12.0093 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; broken down into 9.05 mils operating, 2.0593 mils infrastructure, 0.9 mils garbage pickup â&#x20AC;&#x201D; these do not include the 1 mil Charlevoix County Road levy. What your city taxes pay for â&#x20AC;˘ Local Street Subsidy - $75,000 â&#x20AC;˘ Other (insurance, tax tribunals) - $30,000 â&#x20AC;˘ Legislative Functions - $42,000 â&#x20AC;˘ General Government - $542,000 â&#x20AC;˘ Police & Fire - $1,140,500 â&#x20AC;˘ Public Works - $2,127,600 â&#x20AC;˘ Health & Welfare (Ambulance) - $360,800 â&#x20AC;˘ Recreation & Culture - $1,079,700 â&#x20AC;˘ Infrastructure & Streets - $804,600 XNLUUIFUBMLTUBUJPODPNtHSFHBOECSJBOSBEJPDPN

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through Feb. 3. Go to www. o ts eg o clu b . com for a full schedule. Ty skis freestyle which involves jumping into the air after skiing TY WELLMAN down a hill and performing different kinds of tricks which are identified by various spins and positions of the body and skis while in flight. “I’m going to be doing slope style and half-pipe both, “Ty said. “My favorite trick in the half-pipe – most people come in forward – I choose to come in backwards and do a backward 720 switch dropping into the pipe backward and doing a 720 (degree spin) to land forward again.” Ty said the jumps are getting nearly 80 to 100 feet. “It does feel like you’re flying a little bit, but if you spin and do a trick, the jump seems a little smaller because you’re focusing on how to land the jump,” he said. “It’s definitely risky and they (parents) do worry.” Jeff said that concern almost prevented Ty from discovering just how

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February 10

Andy Bowman built his own airplane and flew it to Alaska. Next, he and a team of volunteers restored a classic airplane built in Michigan in 1928. He will talk about both adventures and the challenges of flying something you built yourself.

Everyone talks about prices: too high or too low, but seldom just right. Rod Anderson, North Central economics professor, offers a bit of basic economic theory by explaining the function that prices serve and how they relate to key issues and policies that are debated every day.

Flying to Alaska/ Restoring a Classic

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talented he really was at this type of skiing. “He was racing on the Boyne City Middle School team and he was doing really well but I talked to his coach and he said he’s doing great, but he keeps disappearing on the mountain,” Jeff said. “Sure enough, he was over in the Boyne Mountain half-pipe hitting the jumps and he liked doing that a lot more than racing.” Jeff said the young Ty began pestering him about a freestyle event called the “Hootenanny” at Boyne Mountain. “He kept asking and I kept saying ‘no’ and on the day of the event he got up early and said, ‘Dad, we have one hour to register for this event.’ So we went and he took first place and I figured my kid was a freestyle skier not a racer and he went on to compete from there,” Jeff said. And compete he has. Ty entered competition after competition, making his way onto the Dew Tour, which is one step below the X Games – the pinnacle of competition for extreme skiing and snowboarding. “He was one of four competitors to represent the United States in the Junior World Olympics in New Zealand,” Jeff said. The sport hasn’t come without its costs. “I’ve had two shoulder surgeries

and already dislocated my shoulder close to 30 or 40 times. I’ve had close to six concussions, broken both wrists,” Ty said. “My parents do worry, especially right now because Sarah Burke, a very famous freestyle skier, fell and is on the verge – nobody knows if she’s going to make it.” He added, “She did it in the same event I do.” All risks aside, Jeff said he and his wife are very proud of their son’s commitment to the sport. Ty’s dad is a skier and the rest of his children are also involved with snow sports. “I lost one daughter to snowboarding, but the 15-year-old races for the Boyne ski team,” Jeff joked. “I’ve had them on skies since they were 2 years old.” Ty is planning to change his college major to a ski resort management degree and hopes to end up at one of the nicer hills in Canada or California. He would also like to be invited to the X Games eventually and qualify for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Ty’s advice for up-and-coming snow sport enthusiasts: “Don’t be afraid to fall – it’s the only way you’re going to get better.” On Sunday Jan. 15, Ty competed in Colorado and he plans to begin his journey back to Michigan on Jan. 26.

Conservancy saves 3,692 acres

With the completion of several significant land projects near the year’s end, 2011 has gone down as one of the Little Traverse Conservancy’s strongest land protection years in its nearly 40-year history. The non-profit land trust working in northern Lower and eastern Upper peninsulas reports that a total of 3,692 acres were protected last year. 112 Water St., Boyne City “We are heartened to see how im(231) 758-3500 portant the protection of this region’s natural and scenic assets remains for so many people,” said Tom Bailey, executive director for Little Traverse Conservancy. Fly through the forest on 9 zip lines A sample of and cross 5 sky bridges on the land projMichigan’s LARGEST canopy tour ects completed adventure. Then race your friends for Charlevon the Midwest’s only 1200’ oix County TRIPLE racing zip line! included: Wildwood Rush is the • A 13-acre adunltimate zip line experience! dition to the Rogers Family Homestead Preserve on the Jordan River was purchased by the Conservancy. The preserve now totals 148 acres including 1.2 miles of Just across from Young State Park - Boyne City frontage on the (231) 582-3400 Jordan River,

January 27

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February 24

Saving the Children

John Drake’s job took him to the Philippines where he saw abandoned children living on the street begging for food not far from white sand beaches and luxurious hotels. John raised money to build a center that now houses 100 street children and orphans. He will explain how determination and the charity of others can bring hope to a place where none existed.

just outside of East Jordan. Combined with the Jordan River Preserve to the east and the Dressel Preserve to the north, more than 200 acres and 1.5 miles of river frontage are protected as preserve. • A 147-acre parcel in Charlevoix County along Horton Creek was secured by the Conservancy in a land trade with the State of Michigan. The newly-acquired parcel is now known as the Taylor-Horton Creek Preserve and lies adjacent to other Conservancy-protected lands. • Donated by the J.A. Woollam Foundation, the 27-acre George & Althea Petritz Preserve lies along 500 feet of Lake Michigan on the north end of Beaver Island providing spectacular views of Garden, Hog, and Squaw islands • The donation of the 106-acre The Hill Nature Preserve by the Mrstik and Herzog families created a beautiful community gem that overlooks the city of Boyne City. New trails are being created and managed by the Conservancy, making the preserve an excellent hiking, cross country skiing, or snowshoeing destination. • A 28-acre addition to the Little Sand Bay Preserve on Beaver Island was purchased with funding from the J.A. Woollam Foundation. The addition brings the preserve to 88 acres and nearly a half mile of Lake Michigan frontage. • Several improvements were made at Beaver Island preserves with a new parking area and boat storage racks at the Barney’s Lake

March 9

Clarinet Music from Colombia

Clarinet soloist Guillermo Marin and Matthew Hazelwood, music director of the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, will discuss the great Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A and music from Colombia that will be featured in a concert by the chamber orchestra on Sunday, March 11, in Harbor Springs.

March 23


Valerie van Heest, awardwinning author and diver, recounts the worst disaster on the open waters of the Great Lakes when the palatial side-wheel steamer Lady Elgin sank in Lake Michigan on September 8, 1860. More than three hundred souls were lost, mostly Irish from Milwaukee’s Third Ward.

Preserve and new signage also at Little Sand Bay Preserve thanks, in large part, to a grant from the Charlevoix County Community Foundation. Land protection through private organizations has been on the rise in recent decades. A census completed by the National Land Trust Alliance showed that between 2005 and 2010, more than 10 million acres of land were voluntarily protected, an increase of 27 percent. In the same time period, the federal Land and Water Conservation fund, a major federal conservation program, added just over 500,000 acres and saw a 38 percent funding cut. In Michigan, there are more than 30 land trusts working throughout the state. A 2010 survey conducted by Heart of the Lake Center for Land Conservation Policy showed that Michigan land trusts had protected 548,318 acres. With a nearly 40-year history, Little Traverse Conservancy has protected the most land of all land trusts in the state, more than 42,000 acres. Currently, Little Traverse Conservancy owns and manages 160 nature preserves totaling more than 14,000 acres of land. In addition, the organization enforces conservation easements on 257 conservation easements covering more than 20,000 acres of land. In Charlevoix County alone, 67 conservation easements are held and monitored every year.

April 13

Voelker’s Pond

James McCullough, North Central English professor shares from his book, Voelker’s Pond, an ode to John Voelker (pen name Robert Traver), a Michigan Supreme Court justice who wrote Anatomy of a Murder, which later became an Academy-Award winning film. Voelker also wrote the classic fly fishing books, Trout Madness, Trout Magic and Anatomy of a Fisherman.

10â&#x20AC;&#x192; Boyne City GAZETTEâ&#x20AC;&#x192; Jan. 18, 2012

STATE & REGION NEWS Budget supplemental among recent bills earning Gov. Snyderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s signature Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a supplemental appropriation bill for the current budget year that includes continued funding for a program that encourages greater patient record RICK SNYDER security among Medicaid health care providers. â&#x20AC;˘ House Bill 5014, sponsored by state Rep. Chuck Moss, contains supplemental appropriations of $351.8 million gross and $169.4 million general fund for the departments of Community Health, Education, Human Resources and Treasury, as well as the Executive Office and Legislature. The funding will help the state better serve its customers. For example, the Department of Community Health will use its $1.4 million general fund appropriation and $118 million in federal revenue to support the second year of the Medicaid Electronic Health Record Program. Under the program, Medicaid providers receive incentive payments to encourage the adoption and use of the electronic health record system to improve quality, increase efficiency and promote security. Other examples include $200,000 for staffing and operational costs of the Governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Council on Educator Effectiveness, which is charged with providing a report regarding a student growth and assessment tool as well as a state evaluation tool for teachers and school administrators; and appropriations that facilitate the transfers of the Child Development and Care Program and the Head Start Collaboration Office to the newly created Michigan Office of Great Start within the Department of Education. H.B. 5014 is now Public Act 278 of 2011.

Other bills signed by the governor are:

â&#x20AC;˘ H.B. 5187, sponsored by state Rep. Brad Jacobsen. Under the bill, counties with a population of 50,000 or more will be prohibited from having more than 21 commissioners. Currently, only Oakland County - with 25 commissioners - will have to reduce the size of its board of commissioners. Kent, Macomb and Wayne counties, which could increase their commission members to 35, will now be capped at 21. Counties with populations of less than 50,000 will be permitted to maintain the same number of commissioners they have today. Reducing the number of commissioners and support staff will save taxpayers an estimated $250,000 annually. It also ensures that certain large counties will have to follow the state model by which only elected officials redraw district boundaries. Current law employs unelected, political party operatives in the redistricting process. H.B. 5187 brings greater transparency to the process. The bill is now P.A. 280 of 2011. â&#x20AC;˘ H.B. 4394, sponsored by Rep. Joseph Haveman, allows a continuing employer to request a redetermination of the weekly benefit amount and the number of

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Moose poaching case nothing but bull Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers have determined an apparent moose poaching case reported in Marquette County in October 2011 was in fact a hoax, the DNR announced today. DNR officers, with assistance from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officers, investigated the case and were able to determine that a severed moose head, left in an area by the corner of County Road CF and East Road near Helen Lake in southern Humbolt Township, came from a moose legally harvested in and imported from Canada. During the investigation, officers learned that upon returning to Michigan, the successful hunter had brought the moose to a local Negaunee-area meat processor. The hunter retrieved the meat and antlers from the processor, but left the rest of the carcass, including the head, for proper disposal by the processor. At some point, the head was diverted from proper disposal and used in an apparent attempt to imply a moose poaching had taken place in the Upper Peninsula. The

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moose head was displayed on a rock with a sign leaning against it that read â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wolfâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (sic) wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get this one!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;While the outcome of this case is positive, in the sense that a moose poaching did not take place, it is also disheartening that someone chose to express themselves in this manner, which resulted in a waste of public resources, through the time and expense involved in investigating and closing this case,â&#x20AC;? said DNR Lt. Timothy Robson. While the hunter who legally harvested and imported the moose has

been cleared in the case, additional information or tips regarding the hoax poaching case could lead to criminal charges. Anyone with information about this, or any natural resources violation, can call the DNRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Report All Poaching (RAP) Line 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 800292-7800, or contact Lt. Robson at the DNRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Marquette office at 906-228-6561. Information can be left confidentially, and often monetary rewards are offered for information that leads to the arrest of violators.

weeks that benefits were payable, if the based period of an employeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s claim included multiple employers. The bill is now P.A. 281 of 2011. â&#x20AC;˘ H.B. 5147, sponsored by state Rep. Earl Poleski, removes the Jan. 1, 2012, sunset date that would require 45 percent of annual lottery sales revenue to be paid in prizes. Removal of the sunset will retain the current requirement that a minimum of 45 percent of the sales to be paid in prizes. The bill is now P.A. 279 of 2011. Visit for more information on these bills.

Guv declares Highland schools fiscal emergency Gov. Rick Snyder informed the Highland Park School District that he has determined a financial emergency exists in the district, following the report and recommendations of a 10-member, independent financial review team which assessed the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finances late last year and reported its findings to the governor last week. Governor Snyder cited the following conditions, as reported by the financial review team, in making his determination. - The HPS cumulative deficit increased by 51 percent over the

past fiscal year, from June 30, 2010, to June 30, 2011, growing from $6.6 million to $11.3 million, according to the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fiscal year 2011 financial audit. Expenditures exceeded revenues by $3.8 million in FY 11. - The district has incurred an operating deficit in five of the last six fiscal years. These operating deficits have ranged from $597,733 during the 2007 fiscal year to more than $3.5 million during the 2010 fiscal year. The districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s average operating deficit in recent years has been $2.3 million.

- As of Nov. 15, 2011, HPS owed more than $1.7 million in accounts payable, which range from 30 days to 6 months old. - The districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pupil enrollment has decreased by 58 percent since 2006, dropping from 3,179 pupils to 1,331 for FY 2011. Current estimates show a pupil count of 969. Under Public Act 4 of 2011, the Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act, the appropriate next step is the appointment of an emergency manager. The district requested a hearing for Monday of this week.

Will you create Michiganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next ice-cream flavor? Holland, Mich.based Hudsonville Ice Cream has joined with the Michigan DNR and Travel Michigan to launch the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Create a Flavorâ&#x20AC;? contest, inviting the public to share their ideas about what flavor best captures the many naturally great things that Michigan offers. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Create a Flavorâ&#x20AC;? contest is the start of a campaign that will run throughout the summer with a statewide RV ice cream tour to help promote â&#x20AC;&#x153;Recreation 101,â&#x20AC;? the DNRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s popular outreach/education program at Michigan state parks. Throughout the campaign, Hudsonville Ice Cream will distribute the winning flavor - touted as the official ice cream of Michigan state parks and Pure Michigan - to retail outlets and ice cream parlors throughout Michigan and the Midwest, as well as at stops along the summer ice cream tour.

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The Pure Michigan ice cream contest runs through Jan. 29. The winning flavor will be selected by a panel of Outstanding Outdoor Kids and celebrity judges. Outstanding Outdoor Kids will be chosen from nominations for kids who have gone above and beyond to preserve, protect and promote outdoor recreation opportunities in Michigan. Official flavor contest entries will go through Hudsonville Ice Creamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website, The grand prize for the person who submits

the winning ice cream flavor includes free Hudsonville ice cream for a year, a one-week stay in a Michigan state park or harbor of the winnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choosing, a $1,000 Meijer gift card and Pure Michigan merchandise. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are excited to partner with Hudsonville. Their pride in being a Michigan company matches our

enthusiasm for stimulating recreation-based tourism,â&#x20AC;? said Ron Olson, chief of the DNR Parks and Recreation Division. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This campaign is an excellent way to get Michigan residents involved in encouraging others to get outside and enjoy the best of Pure Michigan - woods, water and, now, ice cream.â&#x20AC;?

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State & Local Representatives State 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 Carl Levin, Democrat 269 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510 Northern Michigan office: 107 Cass St., Suite E Traverse City, MI 49684-2602 (231) 947-9569 U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Democrat Northern Michigan Office 3335 S. Airport Road West, Suite 6B Traverse City, MI 49684 (231) 929-1031 105th Dist. MI House of Rep. Greg MacMaster, Republican Anderson House Office: Bldg. S-1389 House Office Building P.O. Box 30014 Lansing, MI 48909 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 (517) 373-2413

Charlevoix County Board

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Matters of faith

Ej Community Church On Tuesday, January 10, the Food Pantry will be open from 5 to 6:30 PM at the Walloon Campus. Adult Community Small Group will meet at 7:00 PM at the East Jordan Campus. On Wednesday, January 11, the meal and classes will start at the Walloon Campus starting at 5:30 and 6:30 PM. (231) 535-2288. Church of the Nativity An ‘inquirers’ group, “Confirm not Conform” will begin meeting on alternate Wednesday, beginning on January 10. The public is invited to join in this activity which includes a brief history of Christianity, beliefs specific to the Episcopal Church, as well as opportunities for questions and discussions. Each meeting will begin at 6:30 the church basement. Nativity is located at 209 Main Street, Boyne City. 582-5045 B.F. United Methodist Boyne Falls United Methodist Church regular Sunday Service 9:15 a.m., 3057 Mill St. 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. 582-9776. Presbyterian The congregation of First Presbyterian Church at 401 S. Park St., Boyne City invites you to share worship with them at 10 a.m. followed by coffee and conversation. 582-7983. Walloon Lake Church On Tuesday, January 10, the Ladies Bible Study will meet at 9:15 AM in the Discipleship House. They are starting a new study titled “Lord, Change my Attitude”. The Food Pantry will be open from 5 to 6:30 PM. On Wednesday, January 11, the meals and classes will start at 5:30 and 6:30 PM. On Thursday, January 12, the Cozy Quilters will meet at 9 AM in room 101. Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 PM. www. or 535-2288. Jewel Heart Buddhist Center Tibetan Buddhist Center course offering The Three Principals of the Path is a condensed summation of the path to enlightenment including the determination to be free, unlimited compassion and wisdom. This course will review the first principal and begin the second. Silent meditation, readings and discussion take place. Meeting Thursday evenings, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
, 109 Water St., Boyne City. northernmi@ Genesis Church Boyne Genesis Church meets in the Boyne Elementary school cafeteria every Sunday from 11amnoon. 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 BV Catholic Community Boyne Valley Catholic Community-St. Matthew Church-1303 Boyne Ave. in Boyne City has a Mass on Saturday at 5 p.m and Sunday at 11 a.m., St. Augustine on Grove Street in Boyne Falls has a Mass at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings. St. John in Praga, which is near East Jordan does not have regularly scheduled Masses until Memorial Day. For more information or for daily Mass and Holy Day Mass times call (231) 582-7718 or go to For more information contact 582-7718. B.C. United Methodist Boyne City United Methodist Church regular Sunday Service 11 am, 324 South Park St. Children’s programming held during service. Bible Study on Thursdays 10 a.m. – open to everyone. Office hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 5829776. First Baptist of Boyne City 875 State St. (231) 582-9561 Sunday Services Sunday School (for all ages) 10 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Junior Church Hour for children 3 years of age up to the 5th grade ~11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ~6:00 p.m. Mid-Week Services Wednesday Nights Discovery Club~ 6:30 p.m Teens Meeting~ 7:00 p.m. Adult Prayer & Bible Study~ 7 p.m. Nursery Provided for all Services

Pastor Jeff Jones: This is only a test Remember those school days when we would sit in a class room and hear those lectures. Lectures on World History, Lectures “Purpose of Grace” on American Pastor Jeff L. Jones literature, and so on. Soon I would start to daydream and travel in my mind to another world. Fighting bad guys with G.I.-Joe, sketching tree fort ideas, and soon the bell would ring and class was over. Day after day I would drift in and out of class only to come into class one day and hear the teacher say put your books away were taking a test. “A test, a test on what?” A test on all the stuff we had been reading and lecturing on. O’ the regret I felt because I didn’t pay attention. The Christian life is a lot like this. Recorded in the Bible are lectures from the Greatest Teacher that ever lived. Jesus lectured in Matthew 5: 44 “…..Love your enemies….” He told them in John 3:3 “Except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom God.” John the Baptist lectured as well, he said in Matthew 3 “…Flee from the wrath to come.” Over and over we read lectures in our Bibles, we hear the preacher lecture and then one day we wake up and the Lord says put your books

away, we’re taking a test. Then we are confronted with an enemy and they start to attack us and we’re over whelmed by the circumstance. We one day step into a painful situation, then we’re troubled because we were day dreaming or to busy to read what the Bible says in Hebrews 13:5 “… I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.” See, tests are part of learning, if we don’t get tested we have know idea how well we paid attention to the lectures. So, read your Bibles, listen to the advice that is in there, it is there preparing you for the tests of life. Take notes, meditate on the principles, and hide them in your heart, so when the tests of life come you won’t be surprised. Tests are no fun and know matter how many lectures you hear, no matter how much text book you read, test are not easy, but if you’re prepared they are bearable. Failing is not a good option, in school when you failed a test; you took it over and over until you passed. If you passed the test it didn’t mean no more tests, it just meant you went on to a different test. I want to show you one lecture that we should take notice to in the Bible. The Lord Jesus lectured in John Chapter 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” Jesus also said in John 3:3 “Except a

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man be born again he cannot see the Kingdom of God.” We must take note because if we day dream during these lectures it could mean trouble down the road. See one day we will be graded on these lectures all that Jesus said and how we did on the test. Every one has to take this test. If you have ever passed a class you know it wasn’t because you did good deeds in class or how much money you gave to the class, it will be because you paid attention to the teacher and passed the test. One day this life will be over and the only thing that matters according to the text book is what we will do with Jesus’ gift. He said that he came to take away the sins of man kind. He said call on him for salvation. He said all have sinned; all have fallen short of the glory of God. He said if we would fully turn to Him, he would save us from sin and share heaven with us. He spent much of his life lecturing

to the world so that they could pass the test. Don’t fall asleep during this lecture, because I guarantee there will be a test. Jeff L Jones is Pastor of First Baptist Church of Boyne City at 875 State St. (231) 582-9561

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‘How much am I really liable for?’ in this week’s ‘Dave Says’ How much am I really liable for? Dear Dave, I have old credit card debt that goes back a few years. The account has been sold and re-sold to several collection companies. ‘Dave Says’ The limit on by dave ramsey the card was $300, but with late charges and fees I now owe $1,500. Am I liable for the extra $1,200? Monica Dear Monica, You agreed to their terms, which included the right to charge fees and penalties. Legally, they can do this. The honorable thing would be to send the company you contracted with a check for the full amount. However, that company no longer owns the debt, and they won’t get the money. They sold the debt. The pres-

ent holder is just hoping to get something out of it. They buy debt in volume, dirt cheap, and whatever they can collect from any creditor is profit. The current collection company would probably be thrilled to settle for a lot less than face value. Make them an offer, but start really low. You can probably meet them somewhere in the middle and settle this for around $500. Do not give them any money until you have in your hand – on paper, in writing – a statement showing the amount for which they will settle, and do not give them electronic access to your bank account, either. Once you have this in hand, send them a cashier’s check or money order, and keep a copy of that payment and the letter for the rest of your natural life! —Dave Going too far? Dear Dave, Your plan has been a real blessing to us.

Last week, my mother-in-law told my husband they haven’t paid their property taxes yet. Three thousand dollars is due. I love my in-laws, but they’re big spenders. They’ve got plenty of money and love to take lots of trips. We make good money, too, and could help them out, but we’re afraid this may be just the tip of the iceberg. What’s your advice on handling this? Kelly Dear Kelly, This is a really touchy situation. First of all, you shouldn’t do anything. Your husband needs to handle this, because he’s their son. Even if you make kind, polite suggestions, they’ll assume you’re the one withholding from them. You don’t want to be labeled as the evil daughter-in-law! I understand your position and agree that you don’t want to enable their bad habits. Giving a drunk a drink is never a good idea.

But this is family we’re talking about. You should try to find a way to help them if you can. If that help includes money, make certain you know exactly where it goes. When you give someone $3,000 (the amount needed for the taxes) you earn the right to have a say in what’s happening. Maybe your husband could go have coffee with them and just talk about things. He could explain how you guys are getting out of debt, and living on a budget to get control of your money. He could tell them how it’s been a fabulous thing for your marriage and your finances, and that he’d love to show them how you’re doing it. I’ve got a feeling that mom and dad didn’t raise their son to have dessert first and then eat his vegetables, but that’s exactly what they are doing. They need to pay their property taxes before they go running off on a bunch of fancy trips. From what you said, they’ve got the money to take care of what needs

Don’t play politics with your investment decisions While the election season heats up, you will hear more and more promises, claims and counterclaims from Ruth Skop the candiManages Edward dates. Jones Investments As a citizen, of Boyne City you may or may not enjoy this “political theater,” but as an investor, you might be concerned over all the talk about taxes, Social Security, Medicare and other financial topics. Will you need to adjust your savings and investment strategies? If so, how? Before you think about adjusting your investment strategy in anticipation of any actions coming from Washington, keep a couple of facts in mind. First, few campaign promises become reality. And second, due to our system of government, radical shifts in direction are difficult to implement — which is why so few of them occur. Still, we may see some smallerscale — yet not insignificant —

changes in the near future. In light of this possibility, what investment decisions should you make? Here are a few suggestions: • Consider owning investments that are taxed in different ways. No one can predict what will happen with income tax rates or the tax rates that are applied to capital gains and dividends. Consequently, it may be a good idea to seek “tax diversification” by owning investments that are taxed in different ways. For example, when you sell appreciated stocks, you pay capital gains taxes, whereas interest payments from bonds will be taxed at your individual tax rate. And it’s always a good idea to take advantage of tax-advantaged vehicles, such as an IRA and your 401(k) or

other employer-sponsored retirement plan. • Stick with quality. It’s a good idea, when owning stocks, to invest in quality companies with diversified businesses. These companies are usually less dependent on a particular government program, and they typically have a global reach, so they may be better able to handle a n y change s implemented in Washington. • Stay focused on your long-term goals. Politicians come and go, and our political parties seem to take turns holding the reins of power. Yet your long-term goals — such as college for your children, a comfortable retirement and the ability to leave a legacy to your family — don’t really change.

By realizing that you are largely responsible for achieving your goals, and by following an investment strategy that’s suitable for your individual risk tolerance and time horizon, you can make gradual, but still meaningful, progress toward those goals — no matter what’s happening in Washington. • Review your strategy regularly. With the possible approach of changes in tax policies and in government programs that can affect your retirement security, you’ll want to review your investment strategy regularly to make sure it’s still on track toward helping you meet your objectives. As part of this review, you may want to seek out more “tax-smart” investment opportunities, while always looking for ways to supply the asset growth you’ll need to enjoy the retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned. Aside from voting for the candidates who best represent your interests, you may not have much influence over what goes on in Washington. But by “electing” the right moves to help meet your goals, you can have plenty of control over your investment strategy.

to be done and have some fun. But if they don’t correct their course, they’re liable to have their financial dignity stripped away. —Dave For more financial advice please visit


Boyne City Commission 319 North Lake Street Second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Fourth Tuesday of the month at Noon

Economic Development Corporation & Local Development Finance Authority 319 North Lake Street Second Monday of every other month beginning with January at 12:00 noon Zoning Board of Appeals 319 North Lake Street First Tuesday of the month at 5:00 p.m. Boyne District Library Board 201 East Main Street Second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. Main Street Board 319 North Lake Street First Thursday of the month at 8:30 a.m. Sub-committees of Main Street meet as follows: Team Boyne - third Friday of the month, 9 a.m. at the Boyne District Library Design Committee - second Tuesday of the month, 4 p.m. at the Main Street Office Promotions Committee - first Tuesday of the month, 5:30 p.m. at the Boyne District Library Farmers' Market Committee - Meeting dates vary. contact the Main Street office for updated information (231)582-9009 Housing Commission Community Room, Litzenburger Place 829 South Park Street Fourth Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Planning Commission 319 North Lake Street Third Monday of the month at 5:00 p.m. Parks and Recreation Commission 319 North Lake Street Third Tuesday of the month 6:00 p.m. (various park locations) May September and 7:00 p.m. October - April Historical Commission 319 North Lake Street On a quarterly basis March/June/September/December at 7:00 p.m. Airport Advisory Board Airport Terminal Building 1040 East Main Street Fourth Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m.

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coaching position Boyne City Public Schools has an opening for a Varsity BoysFootball Coach for the 2012 football season. Questions regarding thisposition can be directed to Mike Wilson, Athletic Director 231-439-8132. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, andreferences for this coaching position by Friday, January 20, 2012 to: Mike Wilson, Athletic Director Boyne City High School 1035 Boyne Ave Boyne City, MI 49712

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Wrestling results

Conner Mills, Jon Calo and Brady Calo each took 2nd place in this weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Onaway Wrestling Invitational. Mills and Brady Calo picked up three pins and Jon Calo picked up two enroute to their second place finishes. Also picking up individual wins for Boyne were Waylon Henning (140) and Hunter LaPierre (135) In the JV tournament at Gaylord last Saturday, Conner Mills (130) placed first and Lee Rainey tied for first (145) in their weight brackets. Chandler Roberts (130) and Brady Calo (285) picked up second place finishes, and Hunter LaPierre (140) and Brett King (152) finished third. In a team meet on Thursday, the Boyne team lost to Elk Rapids and Traverse City St. Francis. Picking up wins for Boyne were Conner Mills (130) Jon Calo (160), Will Calo (215), and Brady Calo (285).

Community newspapers still top source of local news From the Media Daily News Extra! Extra! Local Newspaper Readership Stays Strong by Erik Sass, Dec 27, 2011 Local newspapers remain the dominant source of news in small towns and rural areas, according to the results of a new survey performed by the Reynolds Journalism Instituteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center for Advanced Social Research and the University of Missouriâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School of Journalism on behalf of the National Newspaper Association. Overall, 74% of residents of these areas said they read the local newspapers at least once a week, with 48% reading them once a week and 11% reading them every day. When interpreting these results, it should be remembered that many

of the newspapers in question are weeklies or â&#x20AC;&#x153;non-dailies,â&#x20AC;? making up 86% of the newspapers in the sur-

vey. Thus, 70% of the respondents said they read non-dailies. Respondents said they spent an average of 39 minutes a week reading the local newspaper, up slightly from a previous survey in 2010. The survey also found that older adults, residents who have stayed in their communities longer, and people with

more education read local newspapers significantly more than younger adults, residents of shorter duration, and those with less education. Among respondents who said they read a local newspaper, 92% said they pay for the newspaper, and the rest get it free. Within this group, 67% subscribe to the newspaper, while 33% said they buy it from a news rack or store. In terms of motivation, 83.2% of respondents who read the local newspaper do so primarily for the news content, but 69.2% also agreed that it â&#x20AC;&#x153;provides valuable local shopping and advertising information.â&#x20AC;? The organizations surveyed 500 adults ages 18 and over living in areas served by newspapers with a circulation under 15,000.

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Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson discovered the customized license plates available at Boyneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beyond Borders and requested one before the holidays. Made by a 90-year-old Michigan native, these plates are tailormade to say anything imaginable. Pictured here is Boyneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beyond Borders Owner Jon Bautel showing off Johnsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plate before shipping it to her.

NCMC family fit- NCMC Pickleball ness fun nights workshop Jan. 20

Boyne Falls girls basketball scores

1/11/2012 results for Boyne Falls and Mackinaw City girls basketball. JV results-Mackinaw City won 38-28 Varsity results- Boyne Falls won 52-49, Kristen Matelski had 17 points with a 3 pointer at the buzzer to break a tie score. Courtney Wallis for Mack City had 20 points. First loss for Mack City in the conference. Boyne Falls led all four quarters, 13-9, 2nd quarter 29-18, 3rd 40-38, 4th quarter 52-49.

drills of pickleball, a game similar to tennis played on a volleyball court with a wiffle ball and paddle. The game offers all of the skill and strategy of tennis with less running. Invented in 1965, the sport combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. The cost of the workshop is $3 for currently enrolled students and $5 for non-students. All equipment will be furnished. Call (231) 439-6370 for information and to reserve your place in class.

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Glenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Markets of Boyne City has a new store director, Terry Donaldson. He is pictured here attending a recent Boyne City Lions Club meeting.

The North Central Michigan College gym and fitness center is offering a pickleball workshop on Friday, January 20, 2012. The workshop will include two sessions, from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. for intermediate and advanced players, and from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. for beginners. Participants will learn the skills and


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The North Central Michigan College gym and fitness center is offering family fun nights on Wednesdays, January 25, February 29 and March 21 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Dinner and activities will be in the Student and Community Resource Center gymnasium on the Petoskey campus. Activities will include soccer, basketball, volleyball and Eclipse Ball. There will be appropriate toys and tumbling mats for toddlers and an obstacle course for children ages 7 to 11. Cost is $5 per family and includes all activities and a light dinner of chili or soup, crackers and bread, and applesauce. For families who wish to participate in games and activities only, the cost is $3 per family. For more information, call (231) 439-6370.

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If itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one thing the Boyne City Gazette knows itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a hectic schedule. As a result, we will do everything we can to acommodate late advertisements. If for some reason you will not be able to meet the 5 p.m. Friday deadline, just give us a call at (231) 582-2799 or e-mail and let us know the size and coloring options you desire & we will check the availability of ad space in that edition.

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EVENTS Boyne & Beyond Happening now Camp Registration Registration opened for Camp Daggett summer camp on Wednesday, Jan. 4. Summer Camp applications may be picked up at area schools and local Chambers of Commerce. To learn more about Camp Daggett, visit www.campdaggett. org or call executive director, Brent Marlatt at 347-9742. Jan. 19 Chamber Annual Meeting Boyne Mountain, 5 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 21 Boyneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Got Talent At 7 p.m. on Saturday Jan. 21 in the Boyne City High School auditorium is the first ever talent show sponsored by the student council. Cost is $5 per person/$15 per family. photo by chris faulknor

Bunny Garlock (right) is pictured having a good time around the holidays with a friend at the Boyne Area Senior Center.

Getting to know Bunny Garlock Benjamin gohs Associate editor Nearly turning 76 hasn't been enough to slow Elizabeth â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bunnyâ&#x20AC;? Garlock down. Born in Petoskey and raised in the Feast Street house she lives in to this day, Garlock can be seen all over Boyne volunteering wherever there is a need. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just love people,â&#x20AC;? Garlock said. Garlock married her husband of nearly 41 years during her senior year in High School and the couple went on to have six girls and one son. Though Garlock lost Tom over 15 years ago, several of her children still live in Northern Michigan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was a homemaker until my youngest went into kindergarten and then I started working at Jake's Shoe Shop for an hour a day for 20 years,â&#x20AC;? Garlock said. Now on the Boyne Area Senior Center Board of Directors, Garlock enjoys spending time with her friends at the center, reading and volunteering around town. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I help with Challenge Mountain and at my church â&#x20AC;&#x201C; at my age I volunteer where they can use me,â&#x20AC;? she said. Garlock said she would like to see more people utilize the services provided by the senior center.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I'd say you're missing out on a lot of good food and a lot of good companionship â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we have good times out there,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we could just get a few more people coming we could have an even better time.â&#x20AC;? Garlock said in all her years in Boyne, she's never wanted to live elsewhere. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I guess I like it because I've been here all my life,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It's been interesting to watch how the town's changed.â&#x20AC;? Garlock added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Boy, you can't find a better bunch of people for pitching in and helping out. Some people have had drastic things in their life and there are always people in Boyne City ready to help them out.â&#x20AC;? Garlock said her husband spent over 20 years working for the Boyne Citizen newspaper before he went to work for the city. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The whole town has gone from great to greater and I'd like to think my husband had something to do with that,â&#x20AC;? she said. If you see Bunny Garlock around town, be sure to wish her a â&#x20AC;&#x153;happy 76th birthday.â&#x20AC;? To nominate someone you would like to see featured in the Boyne City Gazetteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Getting to know youâ&#x20AC;? segment, e-mail or call 5822799.

Jan. 27 airplane restoration lecture program North Central Michigan Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Luncheon Lecture winter semester series resumes Friday, January 27, with a presentation by Andy Bowman on building and restoring airplanes. The program will take place at noon in the Library conference room. Cost for the event is $9 and includes lunch. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Call (231) 3486600 or email Jan. 31 Financial Aid workshop The program will take place from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. in the college library on the Petoskey campus. For more information on the program, contact Virginia Panoff, North Centralâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director of financial aid at (231) 348-6698. Feb. 1 hestia grant applications Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Giving Circle Funding Applications will be available on the Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at Click on â&#x20AC;&#x153;All About Grantsâ&#x20AC;? and follow the Hestia link. Potential applications should call Maureen Radke at CCCF at (231) 536-2440 prior to filling out an application. Feb. 4 Winterfest Games, music, chili cook-off, scavenger hunt, cross-country ski races and tour

Feb. 10 Economics talk Rod Anderson, North Central economics professor, will offer a bit of basic economic theory by explaining the function that prices serve and how they relate to key issues and policies. Feb. 10, 11 Chocolate-Covered Boyne Special Chocolate treats and shopping deals throughout downtown stores and restaurants On Feb. 24 John Drake speaks Retired executive John Drake will explain how he and others raised money to build a center for abandoned street children in the Philippines. Feb. 25 Paint the Town Red Paint the Town Red fund-raiser for Boyne City Booster Foundation, Boyne Mountain, 6 p.m. March 9 Mozart discussion Clarinet soloist Guillermo Marin and Matthew Hazelwood, music director of the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, will discuss the great Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A and music from Colombia that will be featured in a concert by the chamber orchestra on Sunday, March 11, in Harbor Springs. March 23 Lady Elgin sinking Valerie van Heest, award-winning author and diver, will recount the worst disaster on the open waters of the Great Lakes when the palatial sidewheel steamer Lady Elgin sank in Lake Michigan on September 8, 1860.

ONGOING EVENTS Lunch for Seniors LETâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DO LUNCH - Boyne Area Senior Center, 411 E. Division St., is open to the public for daily lunches. For seniors age 60+, the donation is $3, for ages 60 and under. $6. For daily information call 582 6682. FREE COMPUTER CLASSES Classes are held at the Boyne District Library at 1 p.m. on Fridays. Classes are tailored to your skill level, beginner to advanced. For more information call the Library 582-7861 or instructor Ron Grunch at 582-6974.

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Red Cross Needs Donors For information on how you can make a difference this season, visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Free mammograms Northern Michigan Regional Hospital Foundation and the Health Department of Northwest Michigan are partnering to offer free mammograms, not just in October, but year-round. If you are or know a female, age 40 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 64, who is under-insured or without health insurance, call (866) 487-3100 to schedule an appointment.  AMERICAN LEGION 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 28 games with 40 Bingos. All you need is a dobber, glue, and a plastic mat as you play all paper plus Michigan progressive jackpot. The start time 5:30 p.m.; Done around 9:15 p.m. Want to lose weight? 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 Loss 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) 487-4285 ctac performances Metro Jazz Voices, Saturday Feb. 4 Grand Rapids Ballet performing Romeo and Juliet, Saturday, March 10 For locations and tickets prices for all tickets, visit If you have a free, nonprofit or fund-raising event you would like considered for publication, send the time, date and location of the event along with other pertinent information to:

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NAME: Jessica Dowty PARENTS’ NAMES: Julie and Allen Dowty GRADE: 9th HOBBIES & INTERESTS: Running Sports Spending time with family and friends SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Cross Country Student Council Basketball Track Pride Team FUTURE PLANS/GOALS: “After high school, I plan on going to college and becoming a doctor. I would also love to run cross country in college.” STAFF COMMENTS: “Jessica is a very conscientious student; she is very reliable and cares about her own learning. Congratulations Jess.” (Mrs. Clausen, Algebra Teacher) “As a freshman, Jessica is making a positive impact on BCHS. She is an outgoing, hard-working, young lady with great personality.” (Mr. Ivie, Band Teacher) “Jessica has been a tremendous addition to our Pride Team. She always has lots of good ideas and is willing to help out with anything!” (Mrs. Place, Media Specialist)


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Connecting Women in Business, a group of the Petoskey- grants-287/.Girls applying must Regional Chamber Commerce, be in the Char-EM ISD service is now acceptarea. ing applications Applications • Application & Information for its 2012 GO mustbe postGrants for Girls Petoskey Chamber Office or marked by March http://chamber.petoskey. 1. program. GO Grants, or com/2012-go-grants-287/. Girls will be reGirls Outreach • Eligibility quired to work Grants, will with an adult Girls applying must be in the Char- mentor –a relaagain reach out to young girls in our EM ISD service area. tive outside of area who have an • Application Deadline the immediate idea and passion Must be postmarked by March 1. family, teacher, to try something youth pastor, new. social worker, Grants will range from $100 to etc. – who will help them fill out $500, and can be used as resources and submit the application, and in any field of endeavor. will work with the girl to help her “Last year GO Grants provided achieve her dream. nearly $7500 in support for 15 The mentor will also work with girls in the Char-Em ISD service each girl to submit her final rearea to complete an activity or take port on her completed activity and advantage of a great opportunity. what it meant to her. Grants ranged from support for The ideal applicants are girls who summer camps, to painting les- have not received awards for outsons, voice lessons, fine arts camp, standing achievements and girls and participation in the UM Girls who do not ordinarily apply for in Science program,” said Lisa awards, but girls who need supHoyt, Membership Director. port to realize their potential. “The group is very excited to be Girls need to clearly state their fiable to reach out to the young nancial need, as well as describe a women in our community and special interest that will spark their help them attain personal skills imagination, creativity, or follow a and experience for future suc- dream that they may not imagine cess,” continued Hoyt. possible. The application and background For more information, contact Lisa information is available at the Hoyt at (231) 347-4150, lisa@pechamber office or online http://

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Northern Michigan Regional Hospital joins McLaren Health Care Northern Michigan Regional Hospital has joined Flint-based McLaren Health Care, effective immediately. The process to evaluate a relationship began with a letter of intent in July. reezie devet The letter of intent committed both parties to negotiate exclusively and confidentially, precluding discussion with other potential partners. With the due diligence process complete, the Boards of Trustees at both organizations have voted to unanimously approve this new relationship, whereby Northern Michigan Regional Hospital joins a network of nine other Michigan hospitals as a subsidiary of McLaren Health Care. “This is a tremendous day for our hospital, and most importantly, for the communities we serve. Today, we strengthen the future of Northern Michigan Regional Hospital, retaining local control while joining forces with one of the top 25 integrated healthcare systems in the United States,” said Reezie DeVet, President and CEO of Northern Michigan Regional Hospital. “Joining McLaren Health Care is consistent with our strategic plan to develop integrated partnerships for resource sharing and to ensure the viability of our organization into the future.” With more than $4.0 billion in annual revenue and 2011 double “A” credit ratings from both Moody’s Investor Services and Fitch Rat-

We will continue to be governed by our local Board of Trustees, and all funds raised by our Foundation will remain local. —reezie devet nmrh ceo

ings, McLaren Health Care has sustained a revenue growth rate of 20 percent per year for nearly 20 years. “This decision is the best choice for our Hospital and patients in northern Michigan,” DeVet said. “One of the key benefits is the shared belief that the provision of healthcare is local. We will continue to be governed by our local Board of Trustees, and all funds raised by our Foundation will remain local. As in the past, Northern Michigan Regional Hospital will make business decisions locally based on the needs of the communities we serve. At the same time, we gain the support of a large, successful, prestigious healthcare system. It is truly a win-win for both organizations.” “We are pleased to have gained the confidence of the management, physicians, and Board of Trustees at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital to pursue a collaborative relationship that supports their continued growth and success,” said Philip A. Incarnati, President and CEO of McLaren Health Care. “We share the same perspective for the provision of healthcare services moving into the next decade – deliver high quality care that is measureable, accessible, and affordable.”

About Northern Michigan Regional Hospital Northern Michigan Regional Hospital is a 202-bed regional referral center located in Petoskey, serv-

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ing residents in 22 counties across northern Lower Michigan and the eastern part of the Upper Peninsula. A medical staff of nearly 200 physicians represents nearly all medical and surgical specialties, enabling full-service care with an emphasis on heart, cancer, orthopaedics, and neuroscience services. Additional information can be found at About McLaren Health Care McLaren Health Care is a fully integrated health network, committed to quality, evidence-based

patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren Health Care system includes ten hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, freestanding dialysis centers, a regional network of cancer centers and providers, an employed primary care physician network, assisted living facilities, commercial and Medicaid HMOs, home healthcare and hospice, durable medical equipment, retail pharmacy services, and a whollyowned medical malpractice insurance company.



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Charlevoix County drug trends presentation Jan. 24 Nationwide trends show that overall, underage drinking is on a small decline and teen smoking is at its lowest point in the history of the National Institute of Health survey. But, nationally, marijuana use has increased and the decline of scott kelley the use of illicit drugs has leveled off. Although national trends do create a story, how does that story play in Charlevoix County? D. Scott Kelley, Executive Director, B.A.S.E.S. Teen Center will review drug use trends in Charlevoix County, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday,

Jan. 24, at the Charlevoix Public Library. He will present updated information and will share how the trends impact our area. Mr. Kelly will also talk about the response that is needed at all levels, personal, family, school and community responses, to generate the most positive effects. This program is geared towards parents, grandparents, and interested community members. D. Scott Kelly, Executive Director and co-founder of B.A.S.E.S., is a native of Charlevoix and graduated from Charlevoix High School in 1982. He attended Ferris State University where he also played baseball for four years. Two days after his first year of college, Scott voluntarily checked himself into an alcoholism treatment program at age 18.

When he finished college at Ferris three years later, he earned a bachelor's degree in social work, graduated with honors, and was named Male Athlete of the Year in 1986 and Conference Baseball Player of the Year. He has worked as a substance abuse counselor in a long-term residential program, a prevention specialist and a student assistance coordinator. In organizing B.A.S.E.S., Scott combined his passions of substance abuse counseling and baseball to come up with the name in hopes of filling the gaps in services for young people. Scott completed his master's degree in counseling at Central Michigan University in 1997. He is a certified relapse prevention specialist, a certified advanced addictions counselor and has been

Cancer survivorship & wellness series Northern Michigan Regional Health System is hosting a free four-week program to help survivors through their journey. “Cancer Survivorship and Wellness” offers education and support to cancer patients and their family members. The group sessions take place from 3-5 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7, 14, 21, and 28, at the John and Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center in Petoskey. Sessions will focus on living well with a cancer diagnosis, as well as learning skills for the promotion of physical and emotional well-being. Attendance at all four sessions is highly recommended. Family members or caregivers are also welcome to attend. “This group is designed to allow people who are living through any cancer diagnosis, be it an early diagnosis or living beyond their treatments, to come together and speak about their journeys,” said Rita E. Miller, RN, MSN, OCN, and Nurse Clinician at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. Miller said the end of cancer treat-

ments are not the end of the cancer experience for patients who must face complicated care issues related to their cancer survivorship. “Cancer patients continue to live with chronic disease issues long after their initial cancer treatment and follow-up care has ended with their oncology team,” she said. “A cancer diagnosis no longer signals a diagnosis of death. Today, people are living longer with a cancer diagnosis and with increased healthcare needs re-

lated to their individual cancer type or from the side effects of cancer treatments received during acute care.” “This group provides a way for survivors to come together and collectively learn about cancer and to discover ways to live ‘well’ as a survivor with a cancer diagnosis,” she added. For more information, call Amy Juneau at (231) 487-4015 or Rita Miller at 487-4281. Space is limited. Register by calling (800) 248-6777.

clean and sober since 1984. Scott and his wife, Celia, live in Charlevoix; have three children and one grandchild.

For more information about this or other events at the library, visit or call (231) 237-7340.

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