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No. 70

Volume 2, Issue 18

• Seek the Truth, Serve the Citizens •

“Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.” BILL VAUGHN, COLUMNIST


Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010

Citizens demand ••• road improvements INSIDE this

Christmas dinner


For the 13th year the Boyne City Presbyterian Church held their Christmas dinner so nobody would have to spend the holiday alone. Hundreds from the Boyne community dined at the church thanks to volunteers who made the event possible. “I like to be a part of something that helps others,” said Heather Nalbock (Pictured above) seen serving food. MORE PHOTOS ON PAGE 19

Residents of Boyne City, Eveline and Wilson townships and Boyne Falls Village are demanding action on what they see as an asphalt deathtrap. The Boyne City Commission recently received petitions with at least 61 names of people concerned with the deteriorating condition of Marshall Road. “The road is terrible,” said David Swartz, who lives along Marshall Road. “Nothing has been done to it except patch jobs. A lot of it is gravel and it is a very hilly road.” He added, “It’s dangerous.”

The property owners are hoping Boyne City will use some of its county road millage funds to reconstruct the roadway. “It has been changed from a good condition to a road with filled potholes. The road is in very bad shape,” said Mike Cain, Boyne City Manager. According to city officials, this is not the first time the matter was discussed. Last spring, Eveline Township came forward to discuss the condition of Marshall Road which resulted in the Boyne City Commission accepting improvement bids. The original estimate came to

» ROADS, pg. 4

Clemens awaits decision Boyne artist opening from downstate judge gallery in Bay Harbor This article originally appeared in the News-Herald on Dec. 22, and is reprinted her with permission.

daughter had given birth. Clemens posted a $10,000/10 percent bond after she was arraigned Nov. 24. During the preliminary examiBY RENE CIZIO nation, her mother and a Boyne HERALD NEWS STAFF WRITER City police officer testified. On July 23, Clemens traveled TAYLOR — One charge against with her mother, father and sister a woman accused of disposing of from their home to Taylor, where her stillborn infant in a backpack they stayed with a relative. in July could be dropped. On July 24, the family, except for Emma Lynn Clemens, 22, of Clemens, went to a Detroit Tigers Boyne City is accused of unlaw- baseball game. Clemens told the ful disposition of an unclaimed family she was ill and stayed at body, a 90-day misdemeanor, the home alone. and disinterment and mutilation She later told police that she of a body, a 10-year felony. had been having severe pain and She appeared before 23rd District symptoms of a miscarriage for Judge Geno Salomone on Mon- three days. By the night of July day at a preliminary examination 23, the pain was intense. of the evidence against her. While in the house alone, she told police, she I believe this statute was ... adopt- delivered the baby ed for people who mess around in a toilet. with corpses in cemeteries. She said EDWARD ZELENAK, DEFENSE ATTY. it did not move or make any A hearing is set for Jan. 26 to noise as she continued to check determine if the charge of disin- on it. terment and mutilation of a body Once she determined that the will be dropped. baby was dead, she said she put According to police, Clemens the body in a garbage bag and put delivered a stillborn baby July 24 it in her backpack. She said she at a relative’s house in the 7600 didn’t tell anyone what had hapblock of Merrick. She put the pened. body in a backpack and took it to According to testimony, Clemher Boyne City home, where she ens was the only one who knew attempted to bury it in the back- about the pregnancy. She said yard. she doesn’t know when she beHer parents found the backpack came pregnant, but it likely was five weeks later and gave it to po- in the spring and not even her lice before discovering that their

»CLEMENS , pg. 5


Jerry Douglas is stepping down as curator of the Boyne Arts Collective to pursue a job as a gallery owner for Bay Harbor. Bay Harbor chose Douglas to assume ownership of the Gallery On Main, a fine arts gallery which specializes in artists from around the state. “Bay Harbor said they were not interested in running the gallery,” Douglas said. “And, they wanted an artist like me to run it.” Douglas obtained a degree in Illustration from Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, and owned a screen printing company which he sold in 2004. In early 2008, Douglas became a member of the Boyne Arts Collective, and in January 2009, he was hired as the curator of the

Boyne Arts Collective. “He will be bringing a renewed energy to the village. We are very excited to have him here,” said Tracy Bacigalupi, Director of Sales for Bay Harbor. “He is a very exciting individual, and I love his work because it is so unique.” Douglas is a recognized artist in Boyne City for his sidewalk paintings and memorable morel and train murals throughout the city. He committed to these paintings because he believes art is an important component of any town due to its universal power. “Art is a huge thing for Boyne City. It doesn’t matter if people can afford it or not,” he said. “The arts are free for everyone, and there has got to be something for everybody in a gallery.” While working at the Boyne

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Saving Boyne City’s history one old picture at a time CHRIS FAULKNOR EDITOR

Boyne City Gazette Historian Edward May III has taken the first step towards ensuring that Boyne City’s history will not be forgotten. Beginning in early December, May has been seen setting up shop in the Boyne District Library, carefully carrying in and setting up a laptop, and scanner.

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The Boyne City Gazette “Valuable history is squandered is a proud each time a photograph getS member of wet or damaged,” said May. Bearing this knowledge with a heavy heart, May is taking steps to correct this problem, one photo at a time. Photos of Boyne City, and the residents therein, are carefully removed from their albums, scanned into the computer, and just as carefully replaced, all within minutes.

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My name is Chris Faulknor, and I like beer. That’s certainly not what you expected, but are you surprised? ‘My Two Cents’ Does it shock CHRIS FAULKNOR and appall you that I, your fearless editor, like to sit down occasionally after a long day with a bottle of beer? It shouldn’t. Let me qualify that statement with a known fact. “Drinking occasionally” does not translate to “drunk,” ever. I sit down occasionally with one bottle, and nine times out of ten, that one bottle will be the only bottle. I can also share some other facts about myself. I’m not perfect, as we well know, but what can I share?

I live at home with my grandfather, I have a girlfriend named Abigail, and my mother, as well as my brother and his family, all live in the area. I’ve been in several different careers, several different colleges, and had a wide variety of interests. Why am I sharing these things? Honestly, because I have no shame being human, and having human interests. Nobody else should be either, which is why I take this one step further – everyone else is human too. Mike Cain, our esteemed City Manager, has hobbies and interests outside of his job. I happen to know he has a wife and several daughters, attends church here in town, and is a proud member of our local Lions Club (along with myself). The same thing can be said for anyone else – our Clerk, Cindy Grice, has things she does other

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ABOVE: The New U S C G C Mackinaw WLBB-30

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Anne Thurston ‘Beautiful Boyne’

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U S C G C Mackinaw (WLBB-30) is a 240-foot

(73 m) vessel built as a heavy icebreaker for operations on the North American Great Lakes for the United States Coast Guard. IMO number: 9271054. The following is a brief history of the two Great Lakes Icebreakers named MACKINAW: USCGC MACKINAW (WLBB30) and the cutter that she con-

tinues the legacy of USCGC MACKINAW (WAGB-83). The name Mackinaw has its roots in the ancient Native American language of the Great Lakes. Specifically, it is derived from the word Michilimackinac in the Ojibwa language, meaning “Island of the Great Turtle”. Both Mackinaw (the English derivation) and Mackinac (the French derivation where “ac” is pronounced “aw”) are derived from this word and pronounced (Mak’inô). MACKINAW (WAGB-83) was constructed during World War II in response to the need to keep shipping active during the winter months to maintain production of steel. She is a variant of the Wind class polar icebreakers. Her design is made longer with a wider beam and shallower draft to allow her to operate in the Great Lakes. Mackinaw was built to

be literally land-locked, her size not permitting her to leave the Great Lakes. MACKINAW (WAGB-83) began operations soon after the commissioning on 20 December 1944. Home-ported in Cheboygan, Michigan, MACKINAW (WAGB-83) provided over 60 years of outstanding service to the communities and commercial enterprises of the Great Lakes. Her age made her very expensive and difficult to maintain. When she was designed her configuration was the cutting edge. This was 62 years ago and parts for her engines and related equipment are hard to obtain. With the new regulations regarding waste and water discharge into the Great Lakes the old ship, built to discharge di-

» HISTORY, pg. 17

“Re Solve” in this week’s Beautiful Boyne

I have written before about our crazy English Thursday language. At December 30 that time I Light Wintry Mix 36° dealt on our many words Friday that have December 31 dual, triple Showers 41° ‘Beautiful Boyne’ or even more Saturday ANNE THURSTON meanings and January 1 uses. For an Snow Shower 35° example the simple three letter word ‘BED’ we think of as being that piece of Sunday furniture in which we sleep. HowJanuary 2 ever it also refers to the soil in Few Snow Showers 29° which flowers are grown and the solid layer of rock that underlies Monday our land. January 3 Another adventuresome expePartly Cloudy 27 ° rience is to disengage a two or Tuesday more syllable word and discover January 4 the change that occurs. This hapSnow Shower 28 ° pens to be the week in which we are challenged to conjure a ‘New Year’s list which is called ones Got an opinion? ` Resolutions’. It is understood Send your letter to the editor via e-mail at that such resolutions are thought out with a high degree of sincerWant to become a columnist? The Boyne City Gazette strives to offer as many ity and created as guide posts for unique voices from our community as possible. To us to follow in the coming twelve that end, we welcome new column submissions months as we live our way forward on any old topic. Send a writing sample and a brief through them. The meaning bebio of yourself to or hind them is an effort to improve 5 West Main St. Suite 7, Boyne City, MI 49712

know me.” If you run into me at a football game, I hope it’s never hidden up in the press box; in fact, I hope I’m out there wandering amongst the crowd, with the tripod attached to my camera going ‘tap, tap, tap’ as I gently move it along the ground with me. This is my reaffirmation that as the Editor of The Boyne City Gazette and a lifelong Boyne resident, I’m here to serve Boyne City. I back that up, also asserting that it will be with a personal touch, not just the generic photos of Boyne. I’m human. I have a family, friends, a job which I love, and occasionally, I consume a malt beverage from a brown bottle. I’m lucky to be here in Boyne City, and I will never hide my humanity, nor should anyone else. You’ve heard who I am; now let’s get into more about some of you. To be continued next week, check back.

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than writing the detailed accounts of what happens in City meetings. I might even go so far as to say that Jim Baumann, our Chamber Director, does something in his off-hours other than attend and promote networking events and help business owners succeed. We have a new year approaching, as you all well know. Last year, I told you that my resolution was to make the paper better and improved, continue serving the people, and other lofty-but-attainable goals. I hope I have succeeded, and that you will still be reading the paper week after week for years to come, but I wish to add to my list of hopes and dreams. My next goal is never to stop letting my human side show. I never want to be that news guy that gets in, gets his pictures, and gets out. I’m never going to be that person that makes a mistake in a story, and says “oh well, they don’t

our life style. Oh, there are those who laughingly ‘pooh pooh’ the tradition; yet I suspect that even so, somewhere back in a cobwebby corner in a subconscious way even they stash such a list. Most work out their list of resolutions with the honest expectations they will somehow fail to reach the goals they set, but none the less harbor the hope that perhaps the time is on hand when they will do a better job than previously. It was with a laugh that I discovered by disengaging the syllables in ‘resolve’ the two words ‘re’ and ‘solve’ appear. It was then I came up with a different slant on my 2011 New Year’s Resolutions. This year I intend to go back and exam last year’s to see if somehow I have ‘solved’ them or whether they need more attention. Perhaps I have not succeeded and must ‘re’ do my effort; try a different approach to ‘solve’ them. I realize that our New Year’s resolutions are held quite close to the heart in many instances and although shared with a close friend or family member they aren’t for public knowledge. But I am going to share my 2010 resolutions with you in the hope that by doing so you might look at your own in a different and more meaningful

manner. 2009 had introduced a number of enormous experiences into my life and with them, first time ever changes. The death of my husband of sixty-five years brought with it both a noticeable drop in my income, the need to leave my large home and a never before known loneliness. All this fell in on me only 28 days after the New Year. All predictable, I had carefully prepared myself for them with Ed’s help. At least we thought at the time I was prepared. My resolutions at the end of ’09 and then again a year ago, ‘10 were (1) to relocate, (2) adjust my living style to my new income and (3) to research and write about my generation which faces a longevity our parents didn’t, and (4) to find companionship for my final years. I was well aware that society has for centuries decried that an elderly widowed woman must recluse herself to a rocking chair and knitting needles as she awaits death. Both Ed and I had watched our mothers do this very thing and together decided that I was not to. These 2009 and 2010 resolutions were undoubtedly held in greater respect than any previous ones – after all, they fit a ‘first time’ situation – setting them apart from all

those before and granted often frivolous ones. So I seriously set out to formulate a plan in which to find answers for each. With absolutely no responsibilities involving others: no work schedule, no meals to prepare, no one else’s clothes to launder, no daily need to sweep or dust, no garden to weed, no pet to walk or feed my resolutions hung out there in front of me in a way I couldn’t ignore. Number One fit in to a category of wishes we all harbor. Not absolutely necessary. I had an OK apartment yet had lived most of my life in the countryside and after a year in my apartment found that I not only missed my husband, dog and flower garden but also being able to look our my window and see trees and sky; not cars and people. I wanted with all my heart to move into one of the apartments in the complex where I am which faces the back and didn’t look at the parking lot. I waited and just two weeks ago such an apartment became available and I am now once again living amidst stacks of boxes but happy as a lark with my view of a lawn, tress and Lake Charlevoix. Thus as I examine my 2010 resolutions I can check Number One off as SOLVED! It does

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COPS & COURTS Boyne City Police Department Weekly Report Tuesday, December 14 4:52pm Parking complaint received in the 100 block of E Water St 8:50pm Civil dispute in the 400 block of Boice St 11:08pm Driving complaint received in the area of Park St and State St 11:25pm Subject arrested for OWI in the 600 block of E Court St

reported in the 900 block of Brockway St 8:27pm Unlock in the 300 block of S Park St 10:16pm Disturbance in t he 300 block of E Division 10:19pm Car Deer Accident on W Michigan near Boyne City Rd.

Friday, December 17 1:12am Report of fight in the 200 block of E Water St. 8:00am Citizens in the report Wednesday, December 15 10:01pm Citation issued for harassment complaint not wearing a helmet while 9:17am Unlock in the 400 block of N Lake St riding ORV 3:21pm Male calling reference civil dispute originating Thursday, December 16 12:15am Citation issued for in the 500 block of N Lake St Expired Plate 9:43am Citizen in ref credit Saturday, December 18 card fraud complaint on Pine 1:04am Citation issued for Pointe Trail 9:50am Parking complaint in disregarding stop sign, No Proof of Insurance, and Fail the 800 block of S Park St 1:06pm Citizen calling refer- to Display Valid Plate ence landlord tenant dispute 1:39am Unlock in the 900 in the 500 block of Boyne Av block of Wilson St 4:15pm Suspicious situation 1:20pm 911 hang up calling

the 600 block of W Court St 2:38pm Assist ambulance in the 1000 block of Wilson St 4:01pm Unlock on Water St 8:01pm Unlock in the 1200 block of Boyne Av 8:23pm Report of kids trying to get someone to buy them alcohol in the 100 block of E Water St. Gone on arrival. Sunday, December 19 2:31am Civil dispute over Christmas decorations in the 400 block of Groveland Monday, December 20 8:27am Report of mailbox hit in Industrial Park 9:10am Shoplifting complaint reported in the 100 block of E Water St 2:35pm 2 vehicle Property Damage Accident at Water and Lake Streets 3:35pm Unlock on W Main St 4:30pm 2 vehicle Personal Injury Accident at State and

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LETTERS FROM OUR READERS Christmas helpers Editor: I am writing to thank the many citizens of Boyne City and environs for their generous contributions of toys to the Marine Corps League Toys for Tots drive this past month. Children, from toddlers to teens, were the very thankful beneficiaries of your outpouring of numerous donations. I have been collecting toys on behalf of the Marines and the Boyne City Community Christmas organization for nearly a decade and this was the largest number of toys I’ve ever collected from the participating retail and other members of this business community. SEMPER FI! Glen R. Williams (Sgt. USMC ret.) Support Wagbo Editor: What fond memories did you make at the Martha Wagbo Farm and Education Center this past year? Perhaps you volunteered with the Friends of the Wagbo Sugarbush to help produce sweet maple syrup. Maybe you attended one of our many wild edible events and took pleasure in harvesting food

from nature’s bounty. Possibly you joined us for our First Friday Potluck program “Living off the Grid” and came away with practical knowledge on how to live more sustainably. Or maybe your best memory is simply of spending quality time with like-minded people and making new friends. If you were unable to join us this past year, perhaps you just like knowing that we are continuing the work Martha wished to see carried out on her family homestead. In the spirit of Martha Wagbo’s love of the land, the Wagbo board and volunteers are planning next year’s classes, programs and events to provide an inspirational place for people to connect with each other and the land. At this time of thankfulness and sharing, we gratefully acknowledge your past support of the Wagbo legacy and encourage you to support our quality programs and help us expand outreach to our community. Please consider a gift to the Martha Wagbo Farm and Education Center to support programs like our skill swaps, Maple Syrup Festival, wild edible events, First Friday Pot-

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lucks, cider pressing, and many us continue to teach sustainable you! more throughout the year. living skills to the community, Alana Haley, Board Chair promote local agriculture, and Martha Wagbo Farm and EduWe value your involvement in encourage awareness of and cation Center Wagbo activities and hope you respect for the land. Thank East Jordan will plan to attend our classes and events. This coming year is sure to bring many more exciting programs and activities. Act now to support your Wagbo Farm and be sure to attend our heartwarming and land-healing events. Please send a contribution in an amount that is right for you to: Wagbo Farm 5745 North M-66 HWY East Jordan MI 49727 Your support Tutoring offered - To improve on an instrument of the Martha Lessons offered - For Learning a new instrument Wagbo Farm and Education Center will help

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Lake Charlevoix

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Wilson Road

$300,000, but after it was analyzed by the Charlevoix County Road Commission, the price dropped to MICHAEL CAIN $214,000 for the approximately onemile-long stretch of road. At the time, Wilson Township did not have the money to complete the project, so plans to work on the road were scrapped. “The City of Boyne and Eveline Township had money that they would put in for the project but Wilson Township had their money allocated for other roads in the community,” said Cain. While a majority of Marshall Road runs through Wilson and Eveline townships, the road

Marshall Road

still falls under the Charlevoix County Road Commission’s jurisdiction. Cain stated in a letter to the commission, “If the parties could all come together with a workable financing plan … this road could stand some improvements.” Cain went on to state that if

the payment plan could not be reached, the road commission could remove some additional portions of bad pavement to improve the road. Along with Marshall Road, other streets recommended for repairs include: Court Street, Park Street, Lake Street, West Michi-

while he works. “I hope friends from Boyne City and Petoskey come down and say hello,” he From Page 1 said. “I could use the company.” Arts Collective, Douglas prided himself Since early August, Douglas has been on something most artists, he feels, don’t renovating the new gallery by taking out do enough. a wall and repainting the entire interior “The neat aspect of my art is that I enjoy of the shop. doing it publicly,” he said. “Bay Harbor He said he is still unsure of how the galliked how lery will look I painted when the I hope friends from Boyne City and the siderenovations walks. are done, but Petoskey come down and say hello. I And, durhe is conficould use the company. ing the dent in his JERRY DOUGLAS, ARTIST ability. winter, I’m inside “I get a basic the (storecomposition front) window-painting.” out before I get it done,” he said. “I have He set up three stools and a kitchen bar a real concept of what I want to do as a because he enjoys people watching him gallery artist and a painter to represent




gan, North Lake Street and Division Street. A projected estimate for North Lake Street and Court Street amounted to $702, 965; however, current cost opinions are preliminary and are only for construction costs – they do not include engineering costs.

BOYNE CITY Discussions for Marshall Road are still in the preliminary stage and it is uncertain how costs would be divided at this time. Cain said, after the holidays, all of the responsible jurisdictions will begin to discuss the project in further detail.

me.” Even though he will be consumed with a lot of work at his new studio, Douglas will remain as a board member for the Boyne Arts Collective. “I am not going completely away,” he said. “I am grateful for the opportunities that Boyne City has given me.” If he could, he said, he would like to take on a roll that is a little more than just a board member eventually, but he needs to focus on his art galCOURTESY PHOTO lery right Boyne area artist Jerry Douglas has opened his own art gallery in now. Bay Harbor. Douglas, the former curator of the Boyne Arts CollecOfficials from the tive, said he found his style while working with the arts collective B o y n e in Boyne City. Arts Coldents in the community, he also attributes lective did not return calls by his love of fine art to the Boyne Arts Colpress time. lective. Currently, the Boyne Arts Col“Fine art has been a total change for me. lective is seeking a new curator, I had many breakthroughs while (workand they also need a building ing) there and found my style,” he said. manager for maintenance, acThe new gallery will showcase a majorcording to Douglas. ity of Douglas’ artwork; paintings he has “I think people in the commucreated recently, and a 15-foot mural on nity will step up and take these one of the shop’s walls. responsibilities,” said Douglas. With the exception of the mural, which Douglas believes the Boyne stands in the storefront window, he will Arts Collective will benefit not be overdoing the art in the gallery. greatly from a new curator by Instead, he will feature his modest style introducing new qualities and exclusively throughout the shop. aspects. “I like the simplicity of things. I think “They will get new input, engalleries start to get too much stuff in ergy and they will benefit in them after awhile,” he said. the long run,” he said. “I am The studio is called Jerry Douglas Stuoptimistic that there are people dio and Gallery and it is located at 4184 in the community who will fill Main St. in the Village of Bay Harbor. these positions.” “He does an amazing job and he is going Douglas stressed how much to go into the community and do some the Boyne Arts Collective has amazing things,” said Bacigalupi. done for the community and The gallery will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 how much gratitude he has for p.m. on most days, seven days a week. them. For more information, contact Jerry Along with giving back to stuDouglas at (231) 439-2745.

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boyfriend knew. She told police that she was busy with school and work and didn’t really think about it. Clemens’ mother, Jody, told police that she noticed that her daughter gained weight and ask her if she was pregnant three or four times. Clemens said no each time. One of Clemens’ sisters also asked her if she was pregnant, and Clemens said no. Her boyfriend also asked her, and again she denied it. The day after Clemens gave birth, her family headed home and she put the backpack in the family’s sport utility vehicle for the 200-mile ride home. She told police that once she got home, she kept the backpack with the body in it in her basement bedroom for two or three weeks until she could give it a proper burial when nobody else was home. According to police, she tried to

bury the backpack under a large lilac tree, but she was unable to dig the hole and left it there. She said she was unable to finish the burial before leaving for Northern Michigan University, where she is a senior, on Aug. 21 or 22. On Sept. 7, her mother found the backpack with the body inside while trimming the tree. During testimony, Jody Clemens cried as she retold the story. She said that when she found the backpack, she set it aside and continued working on the tree until her husband, Tom, came out to the yard and asked about it. According to police, Tom Clemens said that when he unzipped the bag, it smelled bad. He said that without looking inside, he dropped it off outside the police station, notifying police, and headed to work. When police discovered the body in the backpack, they went to Clemens’ house and began investigating.

While police were at their home, Jody Clemens said she spoke with Emma on the phone. “She said that she had had a baby when we were in Taylor and she didn’t know what to do, so she brought it home,” Clemens said. Defense attorney Edward Zelenak asked for removal of the felony charge. “I believe this statute was drafted and adopted for people who mess around with corpses in cemeteries, the kids who pull pranks for Halloween, for people who mutilate corpses, or move corpses from where they’re supposed to be, or take something from a morgue or a hospital,” he said. Lora Weingarden, Wayne County assistant prosecuting attorney, disagreed. “The statute requires the defendant moving a body or a portion of a body, and clearly she did that,” Weingarden said. “She delivered it in Taylor, she carried it all the way to Boyne City and left it in a backpack


Pictured here is 22-year-old Emma Lynn Clemens, who is looking to have felony charges dropped for her alleged involvement in the dumping of an infant’s body earlier this year. for five weeks or so and did not properly dispose of it.”

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Boyne man working to save town’s photographic history HISTORY From Page 1

“The unique part of this system is that I don’t have to take anything from its place of origin, so it can be guaranteed that items will always be returned,” added May. Once scanned, each photo is to be categorized based on location, contents and people pictured, and placed into a searchable database. “People will be able to type in ‘fireplace’ and every photo containing one will appear,” said May. “Those very same photos will appear if searched, based on virtually anything within the photographs.” These photos will be made available to the public free of charge. “It is not our intention to make any money here,” said May. “We will gladly e-mail any photos, or place them on a USB device if provided with one.” He added, “Someone could even bring in a hard drive and get the entire archive.” The response to this endeavor, May said, has been mostly positive. Boyne District Library Director Cliff Carey has voiced his support for this program, and his wishes to see it through. “It has gone well so far,” said Carey. “After the new year, I’d like to see how it is going, and where we can take it from here.” The Library has agreed to the scanning of all historic photos to be accessed by the public. The next step is the Boyne City Historic Museum, connected to City Hall and hosting a plethora of old-time Boyne City photographs. At their Dec. 20, meeting, the Boyne City Historical Commission decided to do more research before allowing this practice. “I would like to bring my equipment in and scan the pictures on-site. I don’t want to take anything away from you,”

May said to the seven-member board. “We do have photo media rules. We put those in place several years ago to protect us, and the pictures that we have because there were people coming in and wanting to make copies,” said board chair Michele Hewitt, “If we allow people to come in and scan them, they can give it to somebody else, and it could end up in a publication.” She added, “This was our opportunity to make money as a museum. So, our whole emphasis on this is that, if there’s money to be made and there’s structure here, we want the control, because these are our archives. This is not a city museum.” After a lengthy discussion, the board COURTESY PHOTO agreed to contact other museums in the Pictured is one of many photographs Edward May III has scanned and for safe keeparea to determine how these matters are ing for the public at no charge. normally handled, and hold a special meeting in January of 2011, regarding this topic. “I am surprised that a group such as the Historical Commission is not more excited that I am willing to, not only see that their photos are preserved, but do it free of charge for access to the public,” added May, who has scanned and preserved over 400 photos over the past month. May said, “If there has to be a charge for the public to see the history of their city, I will not be a part of it.” Despite difficulty, pictures continue to come in from other sources. “Some bring them to the Library when I scan, some e-mail them,” May said. “People are welcome to drop photos off at the Boyne District Library or Boyne City Gazette office; e-mail them to, or send an e-mail to make other arrangements. “I would like to thank everyone who has contributed photos for ensuring that our history will not die with our elders, and that younger generations may know the unique history of this town we call Boyne City,” May said.

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Fundraiser successful for injured Boyne City native Matt Fruge’ Matt’s Big Big Bake Sale Receives Huge Public Support An injured Iraq War Veteran will be able to concentrate on getting well after life-threatening injuries, instead of worrying about paying bills, thanks to a generous outpouring of public support. A fundraiser designed to come to the aid of Matt Fruge’ (Frew-zjay) far exceeded hopes of event organizers. Matt’s Big Big Bake Sale raised more than $15,000 last Friday, three times the amount organizers hoped to bring in. The bake sale and silent auction event was held at Bill Marsh locations in Traverse City and Kalkaska, and at the Boyne City Eagle’s Club. Matt Fruge’ escaped injury during two tours in Iraq with the National Guard. Once he returned home he was severely injured earlier this year during a tree-trim-

ming accident while on the job in Antrim County. The fundraiser was organized to help Matt and his family cope with mounting expenses during his recovery, which is expected to take up to nine-months. Nearly every baked item was sold and heated bidding was received on a wide variety of silent auction items that were donated to the cause. “We’ve held a number of these types of fundraisers at our dealership, but we’ve never seen so much support,” said Bill Marsh Jr. Marsh says a number of people would buy a cookie and make a $50 or $100 donation. He adds the majority of people paid more than the asking price of the baked goods. “It was heartwarming to see so many people step up to help a young man who bravely served our country.”


Matt Fruge’ is pictured here before his accident. “I’m so thankful and amazed at the support from the community,” said Melissa Falting, Matt’s sister who helped organize the Boyne City event. “It’s nothing we would have ever suspected, but you also don’t suspect a loved one to nearly die either. We’re truly thankful for everyone’s support.”

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CCC Foundation gives $6,000 grant to WRC The Charlevoix County Community Foundation announces a grant of $6,000 to the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan (WRC) for their community Playgroups offered in Boyne City and East Jordan. This free community service is also offered in Petoskey and Alanson and

served over 310 unduplicated adults and children during the past year. The Playgroups help parents and primary caregivers learn about early childhood development, age-appropriate toys and activities and positive approaches to discipline under the guidance of trained Play-

group leaders. The program also helps build supportive friendships among young parents and serves as a social outlet for young children. “We greatly appreciate this generous grant,” said Jan Mancinelli. “We are proud of the supportive network and enriching play experience pro-

vided through our free community Playgroup program. In the most recent survey of parents and caregivers served through this program, we found that 100% learned new play activities to share with their children, 98% learned a new parenting technique and 90% met at least one support

person through the group.” The WRC Playgroup program is free and available to all children 0-60 months and their preschool age siblings. To obtain a Playgroup schedule call the WRC administrative office at 231-347-0067 or visit their web site at wrcnm. org.

A 12-year tradition continues for local quilters The Curtiss Extension group has been making and donating quilts to the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan (WRC) for the past 12 years. This year the cost of quilting materials was offset by a $250 donation from the Rotary Club of Petoskey presented to the club by local Rotarian, Ron Neiswander. The donated quilts, including fleece blankets, knit hats and mittens, will be used by women and their children who are survivors

of domestic violence staying at the WRC Safe Home. The Safe Home operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and provides shelter to an average of eight women and children per day. “The donation of these beautiful handmade quilts helps make the shelter a home for the many women and children who come to us with few or no personal possessions,” said Jamie Winters, Safe Home Coordinator. “We are very grateful to the quilters with the Cur-

tiss Extension group for their consistent and generous support of this critical program.” The Curtiss Extension group quilters also donated several bags of non-perishable food and personal care items to the Safe Home’s annual Harvest Food Drive which continues through the end of December. For information on WRC programs and services, contact the administrative office at (231) 347-0067 or COURTESY PHOTO visit Members of the Curtiss Extension Group show off the plethora of quilts they knitted for

the Women’s Resource Center.

Women’s Resource Center names board members

The Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan (WRC), announces the appointment of two new board members for terms beginning November 22, 2010. Joining the WRC’s 14-member board is Linda Widrig Neuss and Sharon Schappacher. Board members with expiring terms include Diane Heinzelman and LuAnn Keinath. New and current board members agree to support the mission and vision of the WRC which was founded in 1977 by a group of nine farsighted women. Through those founders, the WRC has grown to be one of the largest, most comprehensive and multi-faceted women’s service organizations in Michigan. Board members also agree to embrace the vision of the organization which is to be recognized as leaders for social change and respected as a strong voice for women, children, and families. They will be responsible for the overall governance of the organization accepting legal, fiduciary and ethical responsi-

bilities by providing leadership and guidance for the agency’s operation. New members include: Linda Widrig Neuss of Cheboygan is an Americas Director of Workplace Services with Ernst & Young, LLP. Neuss leads a group of 3,000 people who provide all the administrative support to the external client servers within E & Y in North and South America. She has served as Board President for the Legal Administrator Association with the State Bar of Michigan, in addition to committee and board work with her church and homeowner’s association. Neuss is also a Stephens Minister with United Methodist Church. “It may be cliché, but I believe it takes a village of people to support children and struggling men and women and I would like to contribute in some way,” said Neuss. Sharon Schappacher of Petoskey was a C.P.A. prior to her current occupation as a real estate investor and hotel, rental property and billboard owner. No strang-

er to the WRC, Schappacher has dedicated countless hours to help with the Women Can/Women Do luncheons which are critical fundraisers for the organization. She has also served on the board of the Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce, the YMCA of Northern Michigan and is President of the Petoskey Area Garden Club. “I am interested COURTESY PHOTO in serving on the board because I Jan Mancinelli (center) Executive Director of the Women’s Resource Center of believe the Wom- Northern Michigan is shown with (left) Sharon Schappacher of Petoskey, and en’s Resource Linda Widrig Neuss of Cheboygan, who were recently appointed to the non-profCenter does so it organization’s Board of Directors. much good in our area,” said SchapThe new board members rep- ties. pacher. “My areas of greatest in- resent two of the five counties For more information, contact terest are the battered women’s served by the WRC, including the WRC administrative office shelter and WRC’s work with Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboy- in Petoskey at 231-347-0067 or teenagers.” gan, Emmet and Otsego coun- visit them online at

Handbags of Hope helps the Women’s Resource Center Local survivors of domestic violence will find hope this holiday season in the form of a handbag filled with a variety of essential items including: a wallet, hair brush, calendar, toiletries and lip balm. The bags are collected, filled and delivered to shelters throughout the State by the non-profit organization, Handbags of Hope based in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. The Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan (WRC) was one of the stops on the Handbags of Hope holiday donation circuit. This year they delivered over 50 handbags in all shapes, colors and sizes to be distributed to those served by the WRC and Safe Home. In addition to the everyday necessities placed in each purse, many contain items intended to provide warmth and comfort like gloves, scarves, pajamas

and slippers. A few hold a heartfelt note, card or drawing to remind the survivor they are special and to encourage them to persevere in the midst of multiple obstacles. The petite woman behind this huge undertaking is the effervescent Jackie Bobcean and her lifelong friend Lisa Devergilio. “It started five years ago as a Christmas project and has developed into the delivery of 3,000 handbags a year to 26 women’s shelters throughout the state,” said Bobcean. The idea came to Bobcean after talking with women at shelters who received an empty purse, yet did not have the means to fill it. “We rely on our handbags, yet women in a domestic violence situation are so highly controlled in the relationship they often don’t even own a purse,” said Bobcean. And those who do may

have to leave it behind if they are exiting a dangerous relationship in haste. Bobcean’s simple concept of providing a few items to jumpstart a new life has been helped by many women who find purpose in providing and filling the purses, in addition to help from corporations, senior citizens, high school students earning community service credits and even Brownie troops. And because the organization is not eligible for grants, they must rely on the generosity of donors. To learn more about Handbags for Hope, visit them online at, or via Facebook. To learn more about the many programs and serCOURTESY PHOTO vices of the WRC, call 231-347-0067 or visit To learn more about Handbags for Hope, visit them online at handbagsofhope. their web site at wrcnm., or via Facebook. To learn more about the many programs and services of org. the WRC, call 231-347-0067 or visit their web site at

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MATTERS OF FAITH Schedules of Faith & Fellowship Church of the Nativity Christmas Eve Eucharist service will begin at 7 p.m. In celebration of the church’s 25th anniversary, silver bells will be given to each person present for the service. The Christmas Day Eucharist service will begin at the usual 10 a.m. time with coffee hour immediately following the service. Nativity is located at 209 Main Street, Boyne City. Please call 582-5045 for more information about the church. B.C. United Methodist Boyne City United Methodist Church regular Sunday Service 11 a.m. 324 South Park Street, Boyne City. Children’s programming held during service. Thursdays 10 a.m. Bible Study – join anytime. Office are hours are Tuesdays from 8:00am to 3:00pm and Thursdays from 8:00am to 12:00pm. Phone – 231-5829776 B.F. United Methodist Boyne Falls United Methodist Church regular Sunday Service 9:15 a.m. Located at 3057 Mill Street, Boyne Falls. Children’s programming held during service. Revela-

tion Worship Café and Youth Group are Sunday nights at 6p.m.. Any questions can be answered by calling (231) 5829776. Office are hours are Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to noon.. 1st Presbyterian Come as you are this Sunday to worship at First Presbyterian Church at 401 S. Park St., Boyne City. We invite you to share eclectic worship at 10:00 a.m. followed by coffee and conversation. Infant nursery/comfort room, toddler nursery, and children’s Sunday School provided. Adult Sunday school meets at 9 a.m. Choir practices at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. First Sundays include communion (every month) and potluck (during the school year). Office hours are MondayThursday, 9a-3:30p, and Friday, 9a-12:30p. Call (231) 582-7983 for youth group, bible study, and prayer schedules. Walloon Church On Thursday, December 23, Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 PM. On Friday, December 24, the church office will be closed. There will be a Christmas Eve service at 6:00

PM. The Christmas Missionary Buckets are due. On Sunday, December 26, the sermon will be given by Pastor Jason Richey. The Christmas Missionary Buckets are due. Service times are 9 AM and 10:45 AM. There will be infant and toddler nurseries available at both services. Children classes are held during both services. Grades 5 through 7 attend worship service at 9 AM and then have class at 10:45 in room 101. Grades 8 through 11 attend worship service at 9 AM and have class at 10:45 at the

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Gerald “Jerry” Matelski (April 11, 1953 - December 17, 2010) Gerald “Jerry” Matelski passed away on December 17, 2010 after a courageous year long battle with cancer. Jerry was born on April 11, 1953 to Verna and Bill Matelski. He graduated from Boyne Falls High School and entered the construction field where he was a very hardworking and talented builder for many years. Jerry loved his family and was very dedicated to them. He had four children including Gerald, who has preceded him in death, Adam, Brent and Kassie. Jerry was also a devoted husband to his wife, Brenda. He was a caring person and helped others in any way that he could. Jerry enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, mushroom hunting, watching U of M football and the Lions, photography, and cooking especially polish food. In Jerry’s later years, he became an activist for the community. Jerry’s dream of creating an Alano Club was realized when Unity Hall was opened. He was very active in AA and helped many people to better their lives. Jerry’s motto was “keep it simple.” He was also very involved in getting the BC/Char road paved. Jerry’s latest project was helping to develop the community center in Boyne City. Jerry is survived by his wife,

Brenda, his children Adam (Amy) Matelski, Brent (Jennifer) Matelski and Kassie (Patrick) Matelski, his grandchildren, Emma, Robert, Makayla, and Wesley Matelski, his parents, Verna and Bill Matelski, his brother, Billy (Laura) Matelski, his nephew, Nathan (Molly) Matelski and niece, Nicki Matelski. Visitation will be held 5-8 p.m. on December 21, 2010 at Stackus Funeral Home in Boyne City with a vigil being held at 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at St. Matthews Church in Boyne City with Fr. Duane Wachowiak serving as celebrant. Gerald A. Hoy (April 20, 1928 - December 21, 2010) Gerald A. Hoy, 82, passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2010 surrounded by his family at his home in Indian River. Visitation will be held at Lintz Funeral Home in Indian River on Thursday, December 23, 2010 from noon until 2:00pm. A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm, Thursday at the funeral

home. Pastor Gary Step will officiate. Interment will be held in the spring at Littlefield Township Cemetery in Alanson. Jerry was born in Rose City, MI on April 20, 1928. He was the son of Albert and Inez (Hartshorn) Hoy. He grew up in Alanson where he graduated from high school in 1947. On Nov. 29, 1947 he married the former Arlene Cross in Alanson. The couple made their home in Flint, MI. Jerry was employed as a tool and die maker at the GM Fisher Body Plant in Grand Blanc, MI. He retired in 1979 after thirty years of service. Jerry and Arlene moved to West Branch where they lived before moving to Indian River in 1993. Jerry was an avid golfer and was a former member of the Indian River Golf Club. He enjoyed

Youth Center. At 10:45 there is a class for grade 12 through age 23 in the Discipleship House. Adult classes and small groups will meet during both services. On Tuesday, December 28, the Food Pantry will be open from 5 PM to 6:15 PM. On Thursday, December 30, Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 PM. For more information, please visit the church website at www.walloonchurch. com or call the church office at 535-2288. On Thursday, December 30, Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 PM. On Friday, December 31, the church office will be closed. On Sunday, January 2, the sermon will be given by Pastor Bob Cook. Service times are 9 AM and 10:45 AM. There will be infant and toddler nurseries available at both services. Children classes are held during both services. Grades 5 through 7 attend

worship service at 9 AM and then have class at 10:45 in room 101. Grades 8 through 11 attend worship service at 9 AM and have class at 10:45 at the Youth Center. At 10:45 there is a class for grade 12 through age 23 in the Discipleship House. Adult classes and small groups will meet during both services. On Tuesday, January 4, the Women’s Bible Study will meet at 9:15 AM in the Discipleship House. On Wednesday, January 5, the family meal will start at 5:30 PM with classes starting at 6:30 PM. On Thursday, January 6, MOPS will meet at 10:00 AM. There will be a Missions Committee meeting at 7 PM in the Discipleship House. Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 PM. For more information, please visit the church website at or call the church office at 535-2288.

hunting, fishing and reading. He is survived by his wife of sixty three years, Arlene; sons, Phillip (Tutt) Hoy of Loudon, TN, Gordon (Linda) Hoy of McCormick, SC, and Bernie Hoy of Iron River, MI; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; brother, Willis (Phyllis) Hoy of Perham, MN; sister, Priscilla Kruskie of Waterford, MI. Besides his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by five of his brothers. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Straits. Online condolences may be made at

Indian River, passed away Monday, December 20, 2010 at the home of her daughter and son in law, Kathy and Bob Kroupa, to join her beloved husband William “Bill”. Martha was born August 13, 1920 in Detroit, the daughter of James and Elizabeth (Wolfe) BonTempo. In May of 1949 in Detroit, she married William “Bill” LaMothe, who preceded her in death in 1997 after 48 years of marriage. Martha was deeply devoted to her husband and was a good example of married life. Together they provided comfortably and cheerfully for each other and their daughters. Martha was a wonderful homemaker and was happy with her life’s work. She was also a great cook and loved to feed people. Her apple pie was legendary.

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May God bless her on her journey and all those that loved her. She was the mother of Patricia (Donald) Chave of Meridian, Idaho, Katherine (Robert) Kroupa of Indian River, grandmother of William (Yasmine) Chave, and Michael (Michelle) Chave, great grandmother to Riley Chave and Mason Chave, sister to Grace O’Chenshi of Roseville, and aunt to many nieces and nephews. She enjoyed staying connected with all her family members and she celebrated everyone’s accomplishments and enjoyed her bragging rights. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Leta Sciamanna, James BonTempo, and Dominic BonTempo. No services are planned at this time. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Straits, or the charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be made at The Nordman-Christian Funeral Home is caring for the family. Wanda B. Dotson (February 25, 1921 - December 20, 2010) Wanda B. Dotson, 89, of Wolverine, passed away December 20, 2010 at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm, Thursday, December 23, 2010 at the Wolverine Free Methodist Church. Pastor Steve Evoy will officiate. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. Interment will be held in the spring at Silver Lake Cemetery in Wolverine. Wanda’s was born March 25, 1921 in Ubley, MI. She was the daughter of Earl and Henrietta (McKay) West. She grew up in the Detroit area where she attended school. On October 2, 1946 she married Floyd Dotson in Wolverine. The couple made their home in the Detroit area. In the early 1980’s Wanda and Floyd moved to northern Michigan, eventually settling in Wolverine. Floyd preceded her in death in 1987. She continued to make her home in Wolverine. Wanda enjoyed knitting and reading. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Wolverine. She is survived by her sisters, Verna Blamer of Muskegon and Helen Davison of Bietley, MI; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Cheboygan County Humane Society of the Ameri-

can Lung Association. Lintz Funeral Home in Indian River served the family. Online condolences may be made at www.stonefuneralhomeinc. com. Belinda Sue Wiggs (June 28, 1949 - December 20, 2010) Belinda Sue Wiggs 61 of Pellston died unexpectedly at her home on Dec. 20, 2010. A celebration of her life will take place on Tues. Dec. 28th at 11:00 AM at the Stutsmanville Chapel. Pastor Edward Warner will be the officiant. Friends may begin arriving at the church at 10:00 AM. Interment will take place in the spring in the Littlefield Twp. Cemetery. Belinda was born June 28, 1949 in Petoskey to Howard and Wanda (Swadling) Baker. She grew up in Harbor Springs where she attended school. On Sept. 4, 1965 she married Raymond W. Wiggs in Harbor Springs. The couple moved to Valparaiso, Ind. where they made their home until returning to Harbor Springs in 1976. She had worked as a housekeeper at several area resort associations. Belinda enjoyed reading and studying the Bible and her greatest joy came from being with her grandchildren and great granddaughter. Belinda is survived by her husband, her children Raymond Wiggs (Lucy) of Wolverine, John Wiggs of Pellston, Sabinie Thatcher (Jay Sinclair) of Pellston, Elizabeth Osier (Mitchell) of Alanson, Laura Wiggs of Pellston and 17 Grandchildren and a Great Granddaughter. Also surviving are sibling Rhoda Leviatt (Glen) of Petoskey, Holly Hatfield (Ray) of Indiana, Sidney (Bev) of Alanson, Margaret Geary (Darcy) of Alanson, Mary Koerber of Ohio and Ross (Tudy) of Petoskey. She was preceeded in death by her son Raymond W. Wiggs III, sisters Janet Hite, Gean Temple and Sally Allen and a brother Sonny. In lieu of flowers the family

suggests donations be made to Sabinie Thatcher 72 Timberlane Pellston, Mi. 49769 to help with expenses. The family is being assisted by Schiller Funeral Home of Harbor Springs. Jeffery Paul Van Slembrouck

(October 13, 1959 - December 18, 2010) Jeffery P. Van Slembrouck, 51 of Petoskey, died December 18, 2010 at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital. Jeff was born on October 13, 1959 in Petoskey, the son of Gerald and Marilyn (Viau) Van Slembrouck and was raised in Petoskey, graduating from Petoskey High School in 1978. Following high school, Jeff worked at the Petoskey News Review as the Press Room Foreman. In 1987, he joined the staff at Van’s Business Machines in Petoskey, where he continued to work as well as later became Owner. Jeff was a 3rd Degree Knight in the Petoskey Council #923 of the Knights of Columbus, a member of the St. Francis Xavier Parrish and enjoyed snowmobiling and boating. Jeff is survived by his children, Jordan and Noell Van Slembrouck both of Petoskey and by their mother, Lisa (Jim) Christoff of Petoskey; grandson, Sidd Van Slembrouck k; mother, Marilyn Van Slembrouck of Petoskey and Englewood, FL; 5

siblings, Gary (Jody Van Slembrouck of Petoskey, Jerry (Vickie) Van Slembrouck of Petoskey, Kay (Ray) Wood of Marquette, MI, Lee Van Slembrouck of Petoskey and Dan (Cindy) Van Slembrouck of Petoskey; and by numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral mass will be held on We d n e s day, December 22, at 11 : 0 0 a m at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Petoskey. Visitation will be held at the church on We d n e s day from 10:00am until the time of service. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations in Jeff’s memory may be directed to his children’s’ college fund, c/o: Lisa Christoff, 3415 Howard Rd., Petoskey, MI 49770 Arrangements are in the care of the Stone Funeral Home. Bettyjane L. Mogg (January 5, 1925 - December 17, 2010) Bettyjane Lipscomb Mogg, 85, of Harbor Springs, passed away on December 17, 2010. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 on Tuesday, December 21st at Holy Childhood Community Center. Bj , the daughter of Albert and Alice Hoechst, was born in St. Louis, Missouri on January 5, 1925. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis. She worked for Wohl Shoe Company where she met Vergil C. Lipscomb who she wed on August 20, 1950 in St. Louis. Together, with Bj’s fashion sense, they founded Town and Country Shoes and later St. Louis Shoe Corporation, specializing in women’s high fashion shoes.

Vergil preceded her in death in 1965. In 1967, Bj married Robert C. Mogg and moved to Indianapolis, Indiana where they resided until they retired to Harbor Springs in 1981, and that’s when Bj’s service to her community flourished. She was a mentor in the Harbor Springs High School Strive program, the first woman member of the Kiwanis Club of Harbor Springs, a member of the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society Auxiliary, a member of Christ Child Society, a member of the Harbor Springs Chamber of Commerce receiving both Ambassador of the Year and Citizen of the Year awards, a breast cancer survivor emceeing many fashion shows to benefit breast cancer, and a member of the Little Harbor Club and Wequetonsing Golf Club. Bj was infamous for her Thursday morning talk show Bits of Life on WMBN and WJML on which she interviewed local celebrities and talked about issues and events of the day. Bj’s radio career began when she was 11 years old with a 15 minute Saturday afternoon show, Little Betty’s Banjo. Her dream, even in recent weeks, was to do her show again. She was preceded in death by her first husband Vergil C. Lipscomb, her sister June Goelz, her mother, father and stepfather and a stepson Michael C. Lipscomb. Surviving are her husband Robert Mogg, her children, Judy McCaffrey and James Lipscomb, stepchildren John Lipscomb, Jane LaBonte and Craig (Linda) Mogg, grandchildren Ryan McCaffrey, Courtney McCaffrey and Laura (Mike) Sniadecki and two nieces Sharon (Gene) Hankins and Linda Lograsso. Bj is also survived by five stepgrandchildren and seven stepgreatgrandchildren. The family wishes to thank all of her friends for their love and support over the years. Memorial contributions may be made to the Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center or the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society. The family was served by Schiller Funeral Home of Harbor Springs.

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Charlevoix County Board of Commission Dec. 22 meeting The following items were on the agenda of the Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners during their regularly scheduled Dec. 22 meeting.

matching funds to pay for a water pump for its fire department claiming that the county’s relocation of Magee Road in 2003 for Thumb Lake Park has caused the township’s fire department a hardship. The cost to the county would be $829.34. Motion: Approved

Item: Amend operating transfers budget Brief: The Parks and renovation fund are in a deficit and need to be increased by $60,000 and $75,000 reItem: Marine Grant spectively. Consideration to Brief: Consideration to transfer $135,000 from the renew a Michigan Depart- general fund to the aforement of Natural Resources mentioned parks funds. & Environment grant to Motion: Approved Item: Pay outstanding help pay for the county’s perdiems part-time marine officer The County Board of Com- Brief: Shirley Roloff reand associated supplies for missioners commended quests Shirlene Tripp be a total of $67,486. Ironton Ferry manager paid for four recycling Motion: Approved Vance Wood for his sev- meetings she attended as en years of service to the Roloff’s alternate at a total Item: Grandvue operating county. cost of $200 not including transfer gas mileBrief: Consideration for The County Board of Com- age. Howroutine operating fund missioners commended ever, altertransfer of $56,642 from outgoing commissioner nates only the Grandvue capital de- Shirley Roloff for her 14 get paid if preciation account to the years of service as Dis- the primaoperating account for engi- trict 6 Charlevoix County ry (Roloff) neering, architecture, exca- Commissioner. Roloff lost do attend; vating and other construc- this most recent election R o l o f f tion costs. to Beaver Island Resident was in atMotion: Approved Rich Gillespie. tendance at the four Item: Amend subsidiary Item: Energy incentive meetings. fund budgets grants Motion: Brief: Several funds will Brief: Consideration to al- Died for exceed their budgeted low the maintenance depart- lack of amounts and, therefore, ment to apply for $5,700 in support need to be amended with energy grants from DTE their new amounts. Funds Energy. $4,000 is available include the Register of for high-efficiency boilers; Item: AcDeeds Automation Fund at $1,000 for efficient ventila- cept re$150,000; Sheriff’s ATV tion controls; $500 for roof c y c l i n g Project Fund at $22,000; insulation; and $200 for a committee the K-9 Fund at $1,000; programmable thermostat. by-laws the Law Library Fund at Motion: Approved Brief: The $2,000; Revenue Sharing CharlevReserve Fund at $18,000 Item: Pay Hudson Town- oix Counand Commissary/Inmate ship ty ReFund at $6,000. Brief: Hudson Township is c y c l i n g Motion: Approved asking for one-third of the Commit-

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tee submitted new by-laws for approval by the county board. Motion: Approved Item: Approve subsidiary fund budgets Brief: Approve the following 2011 subsidiary fund budgets per state law: Remonumentation Fund, Parks and Recreation; Friend of the Court Special; Recycling; Brownfield Redevelopment; Public Improvement; Unemployment; Register of Deeds; ATV Project; DARE Fund; K-9: Local Corrections Officers

Training Fund; Fund 264; Drug Law Enforcement; Prosecution Reimbursement Fund; Fund 266; District Court Sobriety Fund; Fund 267; Law Library; Fund 269; Transportation Authority; Fund 276; Gaming Fund; Fund 281; Revenue Sharing Reserve Fund; Fund 285; Michigan Justice Training Fund; Fund 289; Veterans Trust; Fund 402; Renovation Fund; Fund 470; Commissary/Inmate Trust; Fund 595; Auxiliary Trust, Fund 766. Motion: Approved

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BOYNE AREA SCHOOLS BCPS Events for 2011 12 for 25! Jan 3 Finance Committee 8:00 am ECEC 3 School Resumes 7 Second graders sing National Anthem BB HS 10 Regular Board Meeting 7:00 pm ECEC 10 MS PTO Meeting 6:30 MS 14 Teacher In-Service Day (1/2 day School) 12:15 pm 17 District Wide School Improvement 21 ES PTO Movie Night 22 MS Teen Night 6-8, 8-10 MS 26-28 MASA State Conference—Kalamazoo 29 ES Gemini Brother Student Assembly Feb 7 MS PTO Meeting 6:30 MS 9 COUNT DAY 10 County Spelling Bee Harbor Spr. 14 Mid-Winter Break (No School) 14 Regular Board Meeting 7:00 ECEC 16 HS Band Concert 8:00 pm HS March 14 Regular Board Meeting 7:00 pm ECEC 18 Teacher In-Service Day (1/2 day School) 19,20,25,26 Spring Musical 8:00 am BCPAC 22 Parent Teacher Conferences in Afternoon (1/2 Day for students) 12:15 24 Parent Teacher Conferences in Evening April 1-11 SPRING BREAK

18 Regular Board Meeting 7:00 pm ECEC 12 School Resumes Upsy Daisy Floral 22 Good Friday 5 W. Main St. Suite 2B (1/2 day for Boyne City, MI 49712 students and (231) 582-0972 teachers) Sydney and Allen Wormell 26 4th Grade Spring Music OUR GOAL Revue The Youth at Christ Lutheran Church are working to reach out to their community. Their goal is to lend a “We Are Amerihand to those in need. A portion of the proceeds from this gift card will help Christ Lutheran Church to cans ” 7:00 pm ES Cafe reach out to others through their benevolent programs. Pick up your gift card from Upsy-Daisy Floral Today! 29 Elementary School Carnival TBA HS 22 Technology Night ES 18 Teacher In-Service Day (No School for students) 19 Paint the Town Red— Boosters MAY 9 Regular Board Goats Gruff” 7:00 pm ES Cafe June 10 Last Day for Students (Half Day) 12:15 Meeting 7:00 30 Memorial Day (No School) 1-3 6th grade Camp Daggett Trip 27 Regular Board Meeting 7:00pm ECEC pm ECEC 3 Academic Recognition/picnic 11 am July 20 Teacher In-Service Day (1/2 day School) 30 Booster’s Breakfast 7am-11 HS Date Event Time Location 5 Graduation Day 2011 7:00 ECEC 11 Regular Board Meeting 7:00 pm ECEC 26 Kindergarten Opera, “Three Nanny

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Concord Academy Boyne students line up for song and dance during the schools AllSchool Sharing, which was held shortly before the Christmas break began last week.

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Mixed week for lady Loggers CHRIS FAULKNOR EDITOR The Boyne Falls Lady Loggers found themselved evening out last week, with one win and one loss. Wednesday, Dec. 15, brought a loss to Alanson, ending in an intense portion of overtime. Alanson took and held the lead for the first three quarters, scoring 18 points to the Loggers’ 13, but Boyne Falls caught up in a sudden 4th-quarter push, tying the game 24-24. A period of overtime brought the score to 3026, Alanson on top. “Our intensity level was good the whole game, and their man-to-man defense was very good,” said Coach Allen Gasco. “The girls have been working very hard, and have gotten better each game. Miriah Hausler was the Loggers’ high-scorer, with 10 points, 4 steals, and a single rebound. Charlene Bearss and Kendra Berreth were the next dynamic players with 4 points and 7 rebounds for Bearss, and 4 points and 8 rebounds for Berreth. “The team played really well,” added Coach Gasco Friday, Dec. 17, brought a well-deserved win for the Lady Loggers against the

Harbor Light Swordsmen. Boyne Falls took the lead early on, ending the first quarter with 21 points, Harbor Light holding on tight with 4. The game continued in like fashion, ending at Boyne Falls 55; Harbor Light 28. Despite the win and good score, Coach Gasco highlighted another achievement, one that he believes is a testament to their team. “Everyone that played scored, but more than that, it was how they played as a team,” said Coach Allen Gasco. Melody Ann Harmon was the high scorer for the Lady Loggers, with 21 points, 6 steals, and 4 rebounds. Kendra Berreth displayed similar skill, walking away with 15 points, 7 rebounds, and 1 steal. Also scoring hard for Boyne Falls were Lydia Reynolds and Miriah Hausler with 6 points each and Charlene Bearss with 6 rebounds and 4 steals. These two games bring the overall record to 1 win, 4 losses for the Lady Loggers, and 1 win, 2 losses in the Northern Lakes Conference. The Lady Loggers play next on Jan. 3, in Vanderbilt against the Gaylord St. Mary’s Freshmen Team.



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#2 Kolbi Shumaker of the Boyne City Ramblers Varsity Team goes up for a shot, as #10 Jay Redman looks on during recent basketball action in the Lake Michigan Conference.

Ramblers end season with win over Charlevoix


The Rambler basketball team ended their season on a winning note recently, downing the Charlevoix Red Rayders 32-20. Top scorer for Boyne City was Jeff Miller with 16 points. Other scorers were Mike Lefferts 2 points, Hunter LaPierre 2 points, Zach Bailey 2 points, Elliot Crouch 6 points, and Lee Rainey 4 points. Cole Matthews had a strong game defensively and Ethan Habasco did a great job on the boards. The Ramblers ended their season with 6 wins and 5 losses. Though having a small staff prohibits us from attending all events in the community, we are more than happy to publish photos and information supplied by our readers. The Boyne City Gazette is appreciative of those who continue to send in their snapshots of youth sports & we urge other parents and coaches to do the same. You may e-mail them to

Rambler wrestlers in action The Boyne City JV wrestling team competed in the Petoskey 9th and 10th grade tournament on Saturday, finishing 2nd as a team. Waylon Henning brought home a gold medal in the 119 pound bracket by pinning all three of his opponents. Both Zach Wandrie (171) and Conner Mills (125) finished 3-1, good for second place medals. And Chris Moore, Zach LaDere and Andrew Davis brought home third place finishes. In a tri-meet on Thursday night, the wrestling team lost to both Grayling

and Traverse City St. Francis. Conner Mills was a double winner for the Ramblers, pinning Jerry Bergey of Grayling in 2:33, and decisioning John Dalson of Traverse City 9-3.

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BUSINESS Ring in some New Year’s financial resolutions

Ruth Skop Manages Edward Jones Investments of Boyne City Now that 2011 is almost here, you may want to make some New Year’s resolutions. Planning to volunteer? Go to the gym more often?

Learn a new language? All worthy ambitions, of course, but this year, why not add some financial resolutions as well? Which resolutions should you make? Here are a few ideas to consider: Boost your retirement accounts. No matter how old you’ll be in 2011, one thing is certain — you’re a year closer to retirement than you were in 2010. And that’s why you’ll want to increase your contributions to your retirement accounts. If your salary is going up in 2011, boost the amount you defer for your 401(k) or other employer-sponsoredretirement plan, such as a 403(b) plan (if you work for a school or other tax-exempt organization) or a 457(b) plan (if you work for a state or local government). With tax-deductible contributions, tax-deferred growth of earnings and several invest-

ment options, these types of swings in the financial mar- for your future, so do what you plans are tremendous ways to kets, and you’re likely going can to cut down on what you save for retirement. And try to to see more of them in 2011. owe. “max out” your traditional or Don’t over-react to either the Maintain adequate cash levRoth IRA, too. “ups” or the “downs” of the els. Look for opportunities. market. Over-reacting leads As an investor, you’ve got With the uncertainties in the to short-term thinking — and at least two good reasons for economy and the volatility of successful investors are the maintaining enough cash in the financial markets, many ones who can maintain a long- your portfolio. people decide to head to the term perspective. First, having adequate cash investment “sidelines” for a Rebalance when necessary. available means you’ll be while. At least once a year, review ready to act quickly to take Yet, this environment may ac- and rebalance your portfolio, as advantage of good investment tually be a good one for inves- necessary, to make sure it still opportunities. And second, by tors with patience, discipline reflects your goals, risk toler- having a cash cushion, you and the ability to look beyond ance and family situation, all of yesterday’s headlines. which can change over time. For one thing, many quality Reduce your debts. securities are now good val- While the sluggish economy ues. Also, we’re still seeing of the past couple of years low inflation and low interest has obviously been a cause rates — factors that may lead of concern for everyone, we to greater economic demand have seen one “silver lining” and improved strength in the in that many people, concerned financial markets. about over-spending, have Don’t over-react to market shed some of their debt load. swings. The less money you have to Over the past few years, we’ve spend on your debts, the more Ads sharp for the week December seen plenty of sudden, you’ll haveof available to invest 27, 2010

‘Main Street’ nominated for a national award


The Boyne City Main Street Program has been selected as a 2011 Great American Main Street Awards (GAMSA) semifinalist from a nationwide pool of applicants and now moves to the final round for consideration. The National Trust for Historic Preservation will present this year’s five winners at the Main Street Awards Ceremony during the National Main Streets Conference in Des Moines, Iowa on May 23, 2011. “This is an outstanding achievement for our community,” said Michelle Cortright, chair of the Boyne City Main Street board. “Over the past several years our community has come together and worked hard to make Boyne City a better place. While we still face challenges and economic struggles, recognition like this shows we are making progress. Those of us who live here may not always see it, but with an honor like this it is obvious others certainly do.” The National Trust Main Street Center’s annual GAMSA winners are recognized for their exceptional accomplishments in revitalizing the nation’s historic and traditional Main Street commercial districts by using the proven Main Street Four-Point Approach. The winners will be selected by a national jury composed of former award winners, community development professionals, representatives from government and foundations, and journalists who are active in




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Chamber News

Welcome to the Boyne Business News, produced by the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce and the Boyne City Main Street Program and proudly brought to you each week by the Boyne City Gazette. Call the Chamber at (231) 582-6222 or Main Street at 582-9009. 2011 • Jan. 13, 2011 - Business Networking Breakfast, Boyne District Library, $5, 8 a.m. • Jan. 20 - Chamber’s Annual Meeting at Boyne Mountain, 5 to 8 p.m. Purchase tickets by Dec. 31 and save $5 per ticket • Feb. 11-12 - ChocolateCovered Boyne, downtown stores and restaurants Feb. 19 - Winterfest games, music, chili cook-off, scavenger hunt, snowshoe nature hike • Feb. 17 - Business After Hours, Boyne City Gazette at the McGinty Home, 921 N. Lake St., 5:30 to 7:30 • Feb. 19-20 - Michigan Free Fishing Weekend • March - Boyne City High School Spring Musical, Performing Arts Center • March 13-19 - Boyne City Irish Heritage Festival – music, dance, film fest, dinner (18th), lecture. • March 17 - Business After Hours, Pat O’Brien Real Estate 128 Water Street, 5:30 to 7:30 • March 18-20 - Carnival Weekend, Boyne Mountain • April 24 - Easter Egg Hunt, Veterans Park, 2 p.m. • April 28 - 3rd annual Boyne Area Chamber Business Expo, former Carter’s Bldg., 3 to 7 p.m. • May 4 - Farmers Market, every Wednesday & Saturday, May through October, Veterans Park, 8 a.m. to noon • May 7 - Buff Up Boyne spring cleanup • May 12-15 - 51st Annual Mushroom Festival, Veterans Park, • May 12 - Business After Hours, Mushroom Festival, Veterans Park, 5:30 to 7:30 • May 29 - Memorial Day Drag Races, Boyne City Airport • May 30 - Memorial Day breakfast, memorial services and 11 a.m. parade • June 11 - Michigan Mountain Mayhem cycling event • June 11 - The Young Americans Concert, Boyne City Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. • June 11-12 - Mark Madness Boyne City Yacht Club Regatta, Veterans Park • June 11-12 - Michigan Free Fishing Weekend • June 18 - Pink Ribbon Ride, Veterans Park • June 22 - Evenings at the Gazebo begins, Wednesdays throughout the summer, Old City Park, 6:30 p.m. • June 23 - Regional Business After Hours at Sommerset Pointe, 5 to 8 p.m. • June 24 - Stroll the Streets begins, Downtown Boyne City, Friday evenings throughout the summer, 6 to 9 p.m. • June 24-25 - SOBO Arts Festival, South Lake Street • July 3 - All Class Reunion, Veterans Park •July 4 - 4th of July Celebration (Running race, parade, craft fair, carnival, fireworks), • July 8-9 - Boyne Thunder, Veterans Park, • July 16 - Charlevoix Area Humane Society Pooch Fest, Veterans Park • July 21-24 - Antique Flywheelers Show, Walloon Lake • July 28 - Dancin’ in the Street,

300 Block of Lake Street, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. • Aug. 6 - Ride the Charx bike ride around Lake Charlevoix, Veterans Park • Aug. 4-7 - Boyne Falls Polish Festival, • Aug. 13 - Summer Celebration street festival with music, Farmers Market, sidewalk sales and more • Aug. 13-14 - Antique Auto Show & Flea Market, Veterans Park • Aug. 25 - Dancin’ in the Street, 300 Block of Lake Street, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. • Sept. 3 - Rotary Labor Day Car Show, Veterans Park • Sept. 3 - Red Fox Regatta, Veterans Park • Sept. 4 - Labor Day Drag Races, Boyne City Airport • Sept. 11 - Community Potluck Picnic, Veterans Park • Oct. 1 - Harvest Festival, Water Street, • Oct. 31 - Halloween Parade and Trick or Treating, Downtown Boyne City • Nov. 6 - Salute to Veterans, Boyne City Performing Arts Center • Nov. 11 - Veterans Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park, 11 a.m. • Nov. 19 - Earlier Than the Bird holiday sales • Nov. 25 - Holiday Open Houses & Santa Parade, Downtown Boyne City • Dec. 3 - Holiday Hobby Craft Show, Boyne City High School • Dec. 3 - Weihnachtsmarkdt German Christmas Market at Water Street Center Avalanche ice-skating rink opens for season The City of Boyne City has opened the ice-skating rink at Avalanche Preserve Recreation Area, located at 1019 Wilson Street. The rink has lights, a warming house and free loaner skates and plastic sleds. That rink is open and supervised from 4 to 9 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends and school holiday periods. The warming house will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day but the park is still open for sledding and skating, and restrooms are accessible. Register early and save $5 on Chamber’s Annual Meeting It’s the “can’t miss” business event of the year, and you can save $5 per person by registering early for the Boyne Area Chamber’s annual meeting, presented by KorthaseFlinn Insurance and Financial Services. Admission for those who buy their tickets by Dec. 31 is $20, and the price goes up to $25 on Jan. 1. About 200 business and civic leaders are expected to attend the gala event at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at Boyne Mountain. The Annual Meeting is a celebration of the past year’s accomplishments of the Chamber and the Boyne business community. It begins with a social hour at 5 p.m. and features heavy hors d’oeuvres, business awards, introduction of the 2011 board members, live and silent auctions, and a VIP audience. Reservations are required. Event details.

Learn “The 10 Commandments of Networking” on Jan. 13 Many people perceive that networking is all about how many cards you can distribute... Not even close! Boyne City networking expert Bill Ulvund will present “The 10 Commandments of Networking a Mixer” at 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 13 - just in time for the Chamber’s Annual Meeting a week later. This presentation at the Boyne District Library Community Room. will assist you in preparing a strategy to gain value from networking and improve your networking skills. What tools should you have at an event? Can you network at a funeral? What are your goals when you attend an event? Many people share the same issue of discomfort and you will learn how to avoid this... If you are there. Admission is $5, which includes coffee and pastries. To register, email or call the Chamber (231-5826222). Holiday safety reminders from Boyne Police Dept. The Boyne City Police Department would like to remind everyone that during the holiday season it is more important then ever to lock your vehicles and homes, and to not leave valuables in cars. Other reminders: SNOWMOBILES may be operated in the city limits, but they must be driven as far to the right of the plowed portion of the road as possible, and not on sidewalks or bike paths. The only streets snowmobiles cannot be ridden on are: Lake Street between Water and Main; Water Street between Lake and East Streets; and all over Boyne Avenue (M-75). You may cross these streets but cannot ride on them. Snowmobiles are also prohibited in the cemeteries. All traffic regulations must be obeyed and helmets must be worn. OVERNIGHT PARKING is prohibited on all streets between 2 and 6 a.m. If snow removal is necessary, vehicles left on the street during these hours

may be ticketed and towed. It is permissible to park in any of the municipal parking lots during these hours. If you need assistance in locating the nearest municipal parking lot, or have any other questions, call the Police Department at 582-6611. BOYNE CITY COFFEE MUGS are available for $5 at the Chamber office and Country Now & Then/Up the Lazy River. NEWS BRIEFS HOLIDAY HOURS - Boyne City Hall and the Boyne Area Chamber offices will be closed for the holidays on Dec. 30 and 31. NEW YEAR’S EVE - Sommerset Pointe Yacht Club will hold a “New Year’s Eve PreParty Party” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31., including heavy hors d’oeuvres, champagne toast and pianist Howard Richards. Admission is $15 and reservations are required, 231-582-9900. MOREL RECIPES - Cindi Malin has started compiling Morel Mushroom recipes for a Mushroom Festival cookbook. If you have any recipes or folklore, send to her at The 2011 Mushroom Festival will be May 12-15. The committee that organizes the festival will hold its first meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Eagles Hall. To RSVP, email chairman Pam Chipman. PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS It’s time to reserve your ad in the Chamber’s 2011/12 Visitors Guide and Business Directory, produced by Harbor House Publishers. Direct your ad to 20,000 targeted potential customers in the Boyne area’s top quality publication with a full-year of circulation. For details, call 582-2814 or click here. WINTER FUN - The Chamber website lists our Top 15 Fun Things To Do This Winter, including downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-coun-

try skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, sledding, ice skating, bowling, shopping, splashing, dining, e-mailing, reading, exploring and more. STARTING A BUSINESS? Northern Lakes Economic Alliance will help you learn the basics of developing a business plan and will provide you with workbooks and other resources important to help you research the various aspects of starting a business. Upcoming classes are from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Cheboygan Area Public Library, Feb. 23 at Elk Rapids High School and March 23 at the Boyne District Library. The session fee is $20 per business and you must preregister by contacting Cheryl at the NLEA office (231) 5826482 or email to reserve your spot and/or to find out more information. FRESHWATER STUDIO’S monthly music series continues with Brian Vander Ark at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22. Call 231-582-2588 to reserve tickets, $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Day of the concert= ticket perks are offered at Cafe Sante and Red Mesa Grill, Lake Street Market and Cindifranco’s. Future concert schedule. OFFICE RENTAL - The Boyne Area Senior Center has a 200 sq ft. office space available for rent. The office has a private entrance and includes two desks and two file cabinets. The rent is $400 per month, which includes utilities. For information, call Teri Powers at the Senior Center, 231-582-6682 BC WINDOW STICKERS and license plates are available at the Chamber office, Local Flavor and Country Now & Then/Up the Lazy River. Proceeds go to the Boyne City Booster Foundation. CHAMBER ON FACEBOOK Add us as a friend - CHAMBER ON YOUTUBE - Local videos -


Verizon plays Santa Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan (WRC) staff accept donations from the first annual Verizon Wireless Toy and Book Drive. Pictured are Jan Mancinelli, WRC Executive Director; (from left) Jason Amsden Verizon Wireless-Petoskey Assistant Store Manager; Kim McQuistion, WRC Safe Home Child Advocate and Jen Rashleigh-Houser, WRC Counselor/Advocate. Since late November, Verizon Wireless stores in Petoskey and Gaylord have been busy ringing in the holidays during their first annual Hometown Toy and Book Drive with items donated by both Verizon employees and customers.

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FROM PAGE 2 rectly into the Lakes, not having a large waste storage capacity, was required to return to port frequently. Her sea going was limited to about 5 days steaming. The new ship’s configuration cut the crewing manpower requirement from 77 men to 55. Also there were new accommodations made for women crew members. And thus she was decommissioned June 10, 2006 where she now serves as a beautiful lakeside maritime museum in Mackinaw City, Michigan. The city she was named for. USCGC MACKINAW (WLBB30) was designed and constructed to provide multi-mission capabilities with state of the art systems. Some of the missions that the new MACKINAW conducts on the Great Lakes are search and rescue, buoy tending, domestic icebreaking, Maritime Homeland Security operations, pollution response, law enforce-


not require re solving! Number Two has taken me well over a year to get a handle on, but am now not only am able to stay on budget but thanks to my writing I am playing catch up and have a spending allowance I enjoy on occasion. I can honestly say that 2010’s Number Two is now SOLVED! Again; no new solution is needed, I just need to stay on track. Number Three and Four proved more challenging. Having a bit of school teaching behind me as well as having worked for a company and at one time having had one of my own I knew I would go nowhere with number 3 without a work schedule. I considered an eight hour, five day route but reminded myself I had retired some years ago so felt justified in cutting it back to a six hour work day, five days a week. I further pampered myself by promising if I wanted to take off and do something fun it would be OK as long as I made up my lost hours. This work schedule was set in place to enable me to have the time to do the research I suspected would be required to understand how the educated world perceived the miracle of longevity now existing and whether the computer could possible dislodge society’s attitude about widowed women having to quietly retreat into their own world even though they might not wish to. Thus I began my online correspondence with over 400 men and gathered the information I sought to write about online dating as a strangely new opportunity for lonely seniors to find friendship and companionship. The book became a reality eleven months after I completed my research and wrote its opening sentence. As I hold it in my hand I am overwhelmed at the answers I found and was able to include within its soft red covers. It has become more than a book. Rather, its 341 pages contain discoveries I have made about those my age who reside all over this expansive land of ours. Different in immeasurable ways, they are basically alike. It is their intense loneliness that I have found overwhelming as well as their honesty in self description. From all walks of life and cultural backgrounds, they echo and reecho their need for friendship and companionship. Behind this commonality I found a surprising acceptance of the use of the computer to travel the miles and time changes separating us from each other. Soon after an ini-

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ment and public affairs. She carries on the proud legacy and tradition of her predecessor in providing service to the maritime community in the Great Lakes. MACKINAW (WLBB30) is also home-ported in Cheboygan, Michigan. The Coast Guard was directed by Congress to acquire Great Lakes Icebreaking Capability to replace USCGC MACKINAW (WAGB-83) with funding provided in the 2000 budget. As a result the Great Lakes Icebreaking Capability Replacement (GLIB) project was started with the primary purpose of meeting the heavy icebreaking requirements of the Great Lakes as spelled out under several federal mandates. Specifically, Executive Order NO. 7521 dated 21 December 1936 states “The Coast Guard is hereby directed to assist in keeping open to navigation by means of ice-breaking operations channels and harbors in accordance with the reasonable demands of commerce.” Maintaining a reliable Great Lakes heavy icebreaking capa-

bility is essential. Great Lakes shipping operates on a 42 week shipping season to deliver 150 million tons of materials. Of those 42 weeks, 12 weeks require icebreaking services. The costs of inadequate performance are real and substantial. Previous studies found Coast Guard Great Lakes total icebreaking services to have an estimated average annual outcome of $49-78M to industry alone. A 1995 Volpe study estimated the average annual outcome value of heavy icebreaking is at least $13-20M. These estimates are based on direct industry costs of least cost alternatives; they do not include any estimates of the consequences of higher costs in a highly competitive global market or the downstream impact in jobs or the larger economy. She now serves as a beautiful lakeside maritime museum in Mackinaw City, Michigan. USCGC MACKINAW (WLBB30) will maintain the long and proud traditions of Coast Guard service in the Great Lakes and will be the second cutter to car-

ry this name. Characteristics of USCGC MACKINAW (WLBB-30) Length Overall 240’ Beam 58’6” Draft 16” Speed 15 kts Crew 9 Officers, 5CPO’s, 41 Crew Propellers (2) ABB Azipod® Fixed Pitch, 10’ Diameter Range 4,000 NM @ 12 kts 9,000 NM @ 9 kts Ice breaking 32” level Re-frozen or ridge ice- Up to 10’ Her keel was laid on February 9, 2004 Fabrication began on April 14, 2004 Launched on April 2, 2005 Delivered to the Coast Guard Nov. 18, 2005 Commissioned June 10, April 14, 2006 The USCGC MACKINAW (WLBB-30) was built by Marinette Marine Corporation, a subsidiary of Manitowoc Marine Group, Marinette, Wisconsin. The cutter was assembled in-

doors in the Vessel Erection Building. This allowed the vessel to be assembled and outfitted in controlled conditions, then moved outside to the launch

tial contact via one of the many online websites for senior dating those who discover someone of interest set aside the rigmarole of using the online services and exchange e-mail addresses, phone numbers, go on Skype or other chat programs. Some join Facebook to continue their friendship or play bridge or other games on Pogo etc for companionship. On rare occasions whatever miles separate two correspondents are negated by some means of travel. A meeting occurs and decisions made as to the intensity of need and feelings. This evaluation can lead to permanent relationships or merely a lifelong friendship. During my research and writing I found amazing examples of the life longevity now prevalent in our land, thanks to modern medicine. For example; among the seven men who I now know as wonderful friends, six are survivors of Prostate cancer. All in their eighties I am certain that such successful treatment as they have received was not available in their fathers’ generation. I suspect the same is true among women on line who have successfully avoided death from cancer because of today’s medical advancements. Among the men their widowhood has for the most part happened because of their spouse’s death to cancer, heart attack or Alzheimer’s disease. All these diseases are in deep research and in all likelihood further successful treatments will be available as each year passes. Life will continue to lengthen. Hopefully society will not expect the reclusiveness it does today. Among the over four hundred men with whom I corresponded during my research I only found two that I chose to discontinue corresponding with and one that dropped me. The many warnings I received about the grave dangers I would run into if I went online proved to be pure conjecture based on ‘stories’ that are passed about. What is there about such ‘scary’ reports that adults seem to have to embrace just as little ones cringe over ‘spook’ stories told them at bed time? Today I have the joy of a few deep and wonderful friendships which would never have become part of my life if I had not gone on line. Their phone calls, e-mail and chats enrich my days. I have even gone back to playing bridge. And in return I do the same for them. What a wonderful gift! Considering Number Three of my resolutions I find I have no need to alter its results. It has been resolved. However I will set in place a new resolution for 2011 to continue my

30 hour work week as I endeavor to market the book throughout the coming New Year. If I am to change society’s perception of a reclusive life for elderly widows it must reach as many readers as possible and I must speak on the subject of online communication to those I can. My goal is to introduce my book to a minimum of one person in every thousand in our national population. This goal will become my Number One New Year’s resolution. And last but not least is 2010’s Number Four resolution. Do I have to ‘re solve’ it? No. Among the many men I have written I have

found Mr. Right. And I must admit he is not at all the man I thought I was seeking. In fact the two of us are finding it very difficult to accept the fact that our paths did cross and our days of loneliness have evaporated into thin air. We both look forward to the years ahead that we can share, doing those things we enjoy and being there for each other, our families, friends and those who we have yet to meet. So, in the process of ‘re solving’ my last year’s resolutions I have determined three have been met and only one requires continued attention. Will I add a new one to

this ‘oldie’? I doubt it – I suspect I will have a full enough life without looking for anything else. I hope you will give your last year resolutions a good hard look and ‘re solve’ those that still hang out there. And please consider reading my book and passing it on to others. You can locate it on my web;, in the local bookstore, at BAC or online at Amazon. I promise you laughs and tears. And may your New Year be absolutely wonderful in ways you will find difficult to believe. Anne

ways. Be sure to catch the second installment of The Mackinaw in next week’s Boyne City Gazette. Edward May III Proud U.S.C.G. Veteran and Curmudgeonly Historian

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BOYNE AREA EVENTS ONGOING EVENTS American Legion Fundraiser Boyne City’s American Legion, Ernest Peterson Post 228, is selling 2011 calendars to raise funds for future scholarship programs for area students. Funds will also be used to support area service men and women currently serving, both overseas and stateside, and for local Legion programs. Calendars, which are being sold for $10 each, will be available from many post members, at the post, 302 S. Lake St during Tuesday night Bingo hours or by contacting Brian Morrison, committee chair, at 231-3304990. We thank you for your support of your local American Legion. Quilting Circle The Hiland Cottage Quilting Circle, a volunteer-led program, brings together local quilting enthusiasts to bring warmth and comfort to patients at the Hiland Cottage Hospice House in Petoskey. The Quilting Circle meets from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays October through April. Hospice is asking area quilters and quilting groups to help in this endeavor. For more information about joining the quilting circle, please contact Volunteer Quilters Barb Postelnick at 231.347.0798, or Mary Putters at 231.347.7931. Free mammograms offered at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital Northern Michigan Regional Hospital Foundation and the Health Department of Northwest Michigan are partnering to offer free mammograms, not just in October, but year-round. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, however, these mammograms are offered year-round while funds are available. If you are or know a female, age 40 – 64, who is under-insured or without health insurance, call 866.487.3100 to schedule an appointment.  Bingo Tuesday Bingo Game - Boyne City American Legion - 302 South Lake Street 582-7811 - Come join your friends and neighbors for an inexpensive, and maybe profitable, evening of fun, entertainment and relaxation. - Play 39 games with 51 bingos - Traditional Pick your own hard cards – Paper specials + Michigan Progressive Jackpot. The venue is smokefree. The Early Birds start at 6pm and Finish 9:45p.m. Food concessions are available. Join the band The Jordan Valley Community Band will begin its Fall season of rehearsals on Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the East Jordan High School band room. If you or some-

one you know plays an instrument or has played in the past and would like to join the band, please contact Director, Becky Palmiter at 582-3734, President, Leslie Cunningham at 5472145 or Sec./Treas., Phyllis Childs at 582-3488 to have your name added to our mailing list or if you need help finding an instrument. Want to lose weight? Come join us for support. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at the Church of the Nazarene 225 W. Morgan St. Boyne City, on Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. For more information call Evelyn at (231) 582-9495 Support Group Grief and Loss Support Group 3rd Thursday of every month 1-2:30 p.m. Friendship Center of Emmet County -Library 1322 Anderson Road, Petoskey Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group 2nd Monday 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hospice of Little Traverse Bay One Hiland Drive, Petoskey (231) 487-4285 Beginning Jan. 5 Tai Chi Classes Winter Tai Chi Classes in Boyne City Tai Chi Classes will begin this January in two locations in Boyne City, MI. Morning Tai Chi classes will begin Wednesday January 5, 2011 at The Boyne District Library in Boyne City. Classes are held on Wednesday mornings in the downstairs Community Room.  Classes are $5 each class, open to everyone. The session will continue through February 23, 2011. The beginner’s class meets from 9:009:50.  The continuing/advanced class meets from 10:00 - 10:50.  Familiarity with the whole Tai Ch fundamentals form is essential for the continuing class.   This class is also learning the Yang Short Form. Evening Classes will be held at The Boyne Arts Collective beginning on Wednesday January 5, 2011, and continuing through February 23. The cost for an 8-week session is $48 or $10 per class to drop in. The BAC art gallery is located at 210 S. Lake St. Boyne City. Classes start at 6:00 and finish at 7:15pm. Tai chi is a safe, gentle, non-impact exercise that promotes health and inner tranquility. It also builds strength & endurance, and improves balance, coordination & flexibility. Tai Chi is suitable for people with problems moving because of age, injury, and arthritis and all levels of physical fitness. Meg McClorey teaches the Tai Chi Fundamentals form and The Yang Short Form. Meg has practiced the Yang Short form since 1994 and taught since 2000. Tai Chi Fundamentals is an accessible form for everyone, it begins with simple movement patterns and progresses into a complete form. The Yang form is more difficult to learn,

often taking a year or more of daily practice. For information call Meg: 231-582-7689, Cell -(248) 635-5851 or e-mail NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE OFFERS COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASSES IN EAST JORDAN North Central Michigan College and the Institute of Business and Industry Training (IBIT) offers community education classes in East Jordan starting in January, 2011. The classes will be held at East Jordan High School. Offered this winter: Beginning Yoga, Tuesdays, January 18 – March 8, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the East Jordan High School Band Room. This class will explore movements to increase flexibility, strength and wellbeing. A yoga mat and 2-3 firm blankets are needed. If you have health issues or back problems, please consult with your physician before beginning this exercise program. The instructor is Lisa Hepner, a Yoga Alliance registered instructor. The cost for the 7-week course is $40. Hatha Yoga, Tuesdays, April 12 – May 24, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the East Jordan High School Band Room. This intermediate level yoga class explores traditional yoga poses, breathing practices and deep relaxation, increasing strength, flexibility and overall wellbeing. Basic knowledge of standing asanas is necessary. Students should have attended at least one previous yoga class with Lisa Hepner, a Yoga Alliance registered instructor. The cost of the 7-week course is $40. How to Raise Children who Mind without Losing Yours! Wednesdays,

January 19, 26, and February 2, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the East Jordan High School Media Center. Gena and Kevin King, Licensed Professional Counselors with Community Counseling Services will lead the class. Cost is $10 per session or $25 for all three. Introductory Meditation (Meditation 101), Wednesdays February 16, 23 and March 2, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in East Jordan High School Room #30. This meditation course offers participants an opportunity to practice concentrating, focusing, and stilling the mind. The facilitator is Elisabeth Treefon. Cost is $15 for the three classes. Digital Photography: Editing and Publishing, Thursdays, February 24, March 3 and March 10, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in East Jordan High School Room #29. Practice transferring images from the camera to the computer, editing and preparing images for output, storing and recalling images using software available free on-line. The instructor is Heather Outman, Pink Kayak Photography. Cost is $35 for three classes. Exploring Michigan’s Wildlife, Wednesdays April 13, 20, and 27, 6:00-8:30 pm in East Jordan High School Room #30. Michael & Teresa McGill are passionate wildlife videographers and photographers. They will share tips on how study and photograph wildlife in northern Michigan. Cost is $40 for three classes. I Could Tell You Stories: A Journey into Memoir Writing, Tuesday March 22 and Thursday march 24, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. in East Jordan High School Room #30. This class will allow aspir-

Care about Boyne’s history? Maybe you can help! The Boyne City Gazette and Boyne District Library are working together to compile a database of old Boyne City Photos. Once scanned, this photos are intended to be made available for public use, free of charge. ••• Anyone with any pictures that they would like to share may drop them off at one of the following locations: -The Boyne City Gazette - 5 West Main St. (Ste. #7) Boyne City, MI 49712 -Boyne District Library - 201 East Main St. Boyne City, MI 49712 If you wish that they be returned, please include your address or phone number. ••• If you wish to make other arrangements, or have any questions, please contact Boyne City Gazette Historian Edward May III at or call The Boyne City Gazette at (231) 582-2799. ••• Thank-you to the following people who generously donated photos: Jim Robert Huff, Jim White, Sue Hobbs and the following people for their continued support: Bob Morgridge & Chuck Vondra.

Historian Edward May III will be at the Boyne District Library on Wednesday, December 22nd from 1-4 scanning photos. You are invited to stop by, and your photos will be scanned into our archive for public use.

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BOYNE AREA EVENTS ing writers to experiment with a variety of strategies for sharing our most significant memories with others. Bring a writing notebook/ journal, a flash drive for use on the computers, and be prepared to read in advance and discuss one memoir you have read. Instructor is Kris Rasmussen, Adjunct English Professor for North Central Michigan College. Cost for the two classes is $30. Make 2011 a year for professional and personal development. Register three days prior to workshop. Call 231348-6613 or 231-348-6705 for more information. Registration forms are on-line at education.php. North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey. Through its University Center partnerships, students can take courses leading to certificates, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from participating universities. North Central’s Institute for Business & Industry Training offers non-credit job skills training tailored to meet individual needs. In addition to its main campus in Petoskey, North Central offers classes, academic advising, testing and other services in Cheboygan, Gaylord and East Jordan. For more information call Charles MacInnis 231-348-6839 Equestrian Events Four Equine Experience events are scheduled. These Saturday sessions take place on January 8, 2011; April 9, 2011; and May 14, 2011. The workshops are led by two certified FEEL facilitators – Maryellen Werstine and Erin Halloran – and include six hours of study with horses, lunch and snacks, journal and course materials, roundtrip transportation from The Inn at Bay Harbor – A Renaissance Golf Resort to the nearby stables of Bay Harbor Equestrian Club and a $40 credit toward spa and salon services to be used at The Spa at The Inn at Bay Harbor. Cost for the program is $225. Sessions groups are intimate with a maximum of 10 guests per workshop. For Equine Experience reservations, please call 231-439-4046. Lodging at The Inn at Bay Harbor is available starting at $133 per night and includes breakfast for two. For lodging reservations, please call 800-462-6963 or visit www.


Holiday supper A Christmas dinner was hosted at the First Presbyterian Church of Boyne City. Pictured are Nels and Louisa Northup, Helen Lyons, Jonah Leaman, Phebe McCary, and John Richey. For an exclusive video of the event, go to

East Jordan— If You Are a Hunter of Rocks & Fossils…… Raven Hill Discovery Center invites you to donate a favorite rock or two to become part of the rock Teaching Wall framing the entrance to the new Warren Loranger Great Room. From fist to melonsized rocks and fossils will be permanently cemented to form a wall of learning. Rough and polished rocks will appear, along with related rocks. Grouped by a piece of granite will be the quartz, feldspar & mica, the minerals that make up granite. Limestone will be found close to marble and also close to a small chunk of cement. Volcanic rocks will be clustered and shale & slate will be found together. Sandstone and quartz will be found close to each other. Stromatoporoids, petrified wood, ammonites, horned corals and Petoskey stones will be included, as well as amethyst crystals, geodes, copper ore and iron ore. The wall is being planned out and assembled in mid-January, so sort through that pile of rocks that has collected at your house. Pick out something special and bring it out by the end of this year or call 231.536.3369 to make arrangements for someone from Raven Hill Discovery Center to pick up your special contribution. Jan. 27 NORTH CENTRAL PRESENTS COMMUNITY FINANCIAL AID NIGHT

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Financial aid for college will be the topic of a free program at North Central Michigan College on Thursday, January 27, 2011. North Central’s financial aid office is hosting the program as a community service for parents and students attending or planning to attend any college or university. The program will take place from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. in the Library on the Petoskey campus. The program will include an explanation of the categories,

types and sources of financial aid, the cost of attending college, expected family contributions, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and scholarship searches. For more information on the program, contact Virginia Panoff, North Central’s director of financial aid at 231348-6698. North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey. Through its Uni-

versity Center partnerships, students can take courses leading to certificates, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from participating universities. North Central’s Institute for Business & Industry Training offers non-credit job skills training tailored to meet individual needs. In addition to its main campus in Petoskey, North Central offers classes, academic advising, testing and other services in Cheboygan, Gaylord and East Jordan.

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