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Shane Schmidt as the lead character “Sky” in the Boyne City Public Schools production of “Guys and Dolls banters with a fellow cast member during the Saturday, March 19 showing. FOR MANY MORE PHOTOS OF AREA NEWS, EVENTS AND PEOPLE, GO TO THE MEMBERS-ONLY SECTION OF WWW.BOYNEGAZETTE.COM.

It’s no secret that Merit Network of Ann Arbor plans to lay more than 2,200 miles of fiber-optic cable across 29 rural counties – including Charlevoix. Local officials are now looking to optimize the benefits of that impending $130 million project by considering a county-wide 4G network. “Obviously we would like to see fiber-optic cable throughout the county, but the feasibility of that and the expense would really be tough,” said Wilson Township Supervisor Todd Sorensen. “But, having access to high-speed wireless is worth looking into.” The high-speed wireless net-

work Sorensen refers to is called “4G.” And, what makes it so special is that it can be used to send information to both mobile and stationary wireless devices at previously unheard of speeds including ultra-broadband or gigabit-speed. Merit’s plan is to bring the fiberoptic network to the major rural population centers where it will then be up to the local entities to determine how so-called last-mile service will be administered. This would still leave huge gaps across the county where many residents would still be relegated to using dial-up, satellite or mobile phone internet – all of which are incredibly slow when compared to 4G.

»INTERNET , pg. 4

BC trail Local’s body found in U.P. hearing BENJAMIN GOHS ASSOCIATE EDITOR

The body of a Boyne City woman identified as Carole Jeanne Hague has been found. The 61-year-old former Boyne City Public Schools teacher had gone missing back on Tuesday, March 15 when co-workers, family and friends said they could not reach her. “On Saturday, March 19, at 12:47 p.m. This department was contacted by an individual reporting his sister missing,” statCAROLE HAGUE ed Boyne City Assistant Chief of

BENJAMIN GOHS ASSOCIATE EDITOR At 7 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, March 23, the public will have an opportunity to opine on the proposed first phase of the Boyne City-Charlevoix Road non-motorized trail. Slated to measure just over three miles, from Boyne City to Springwater Beach Road, this first phase of trail is expected to cost nearly $1 million. “The Charlevoix County Recreation Plan recommends the development of non-motorized trails in Charlevoix County,” states the proposed resolution which will be voted upon at the March 23 meeting. “The number one recreation development project is the development of the Boyne City to US31 Trail.” Grants from the State of Michigan will be applied for totaling $300,000 while a federal grant of nearly $565,900 will be sought. Half of the remaining $88,000 needed has been pledged by officials from Boyne City – $11,072 – and Evangeline Township – $33,216. Fundraising efforts from private donors are expected to yield the remaining $44,312 needed. Construction of the trail is contingent upon all the aforementioned entities’ ability to be awarded said state and federal grants. If successful, the county will be responsible for life-long

»TRAIL , pg. 5


• Seek the Truth, Serve the Citizens • Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Guys and Dolls


Police Jeff Gettel. “Hague was described as very punctual and this was very much out of the ordinary for her.” He added, “After searching Ms. Hague’s residence and interviewing family and friends, officers made contact with troopers at the St. Ignace State Police Post, and requested the troopers check areas in the U.P. Where Ms. Hague was known to visit or cross-country ski.” According to police, information from Ms. Hague’s cell phone carrier indicated the last time

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Dispatches from Iwakuni, Japan


Pictured with his wife Laura are Daniel Reed and daughters Lauren and Daniella. JOSH SAMPSON STAFF WRITER Daniel W. Reed, a GS-13 Department of Defense employee, knows about current events; in fact, he is located near the epicenter of current events: Iwakuni, Japan.

He works from the military base in Iwakuni, located on the Seto Sea near Hiroshima, where he lives with his family in Field Grade housing. “The base is not too big, but it does have a MCX (shopping center) and commissary for getting the things we need,” he said. “There is also a movie theater on base, and the girls like to go there on the weekends.” His wife, Laura, works at a school on the base, too, and his daughters, Lauren, 13, and Daniella, 9, attend the Department of Defense school on the base with him. Reed currently works with the Marine Corps, advising on urban planning, land use, infrastructure and construction activities. “I have been with the Federal Government for about three years including time in Iraq working for the U.S. State Department,” he said. “Inbetween Iraq and Japan I was

working in Lagos, Nigeria, for the Nigerian Government.” Not only has Reed been around the world, but he was also a planning director in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Boyne City, Michigan. He said he likes working in Japan, and he is always busy with new projects. “Currently, we are implementing a massive $4 billion new base construction project,” he said. “We are moving an air wing from the George Washington Aircraft Carrier in Atsugi, Japan.” The program he is working for is called the Defense Policy Realignment Initiative (DPRI). The policy work is done at the U.S. civilian level with Japanese government officials. “The base has both U.S. and Japanese self-defense forces stationed there,” Reed said. Reed was born in Lansing, and his father attended Michi-

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2  Boyne City GAZETTE  March 23, 2011

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What are your rights? A police officer might begin by quickly reciting the familiar phrase, “You have the right ‘My Two Cents’ to remain sia right CHRIS FAULKNOR lent,” some of us do not exercise nearly as much as we should. A teacher might express to his or her students that we have a right to learn, and to better ourselves. No doubt, the Pastor of a local church would cite the freedom to gather, freedom of religion, and even the freedom to protest. We all have rights that we hold dear, and our personal experiences will always weigh in on that. Personally, I have a certain affinity for the freedom of speech, and freedom of the press. It makes me proud to live in a

1919 – 1920 Dr. Guy C. Conkle, with his wife and son, move from Boyne Falls to the Boyne City in old resiEDWARD MAY III dence of E. S. Matthews on the Southeast corner of South Lake and Cedar Streets at, 501 South Lake Street. February 11th, the young mans or young boys group of the Masonic fraternity is founded in Kansas City with the formation of the “DeMolay” program. This being named after

the last Grand Master of the medieval order “Knights Templar,” Jacques de Molai. This Grand Master was burned at the stake March 11, 1314 in France. Thompson submachine gun The Thompson is an American submachine gun, invented by John T. Thompson in 1919 that became infamous during the Prohibition era. It was a common sight of

the next person trodden upon. I could be the next victim of a rally in the streets. You probably won’t hear a four letter word out my car window even if you do cut me off in traffic, but don’t try to tell me that I don’t have the right to say it. I may not smoke marijuana, but don’t try and stop the people who now legally have that right. Once one man’s freedom is trodden upon, we’re all damaged. Freedom is not free, we must use it, keep it, and maintain it - that means everyone’s rights. One last cry from your friendly Editor today - go out and vote every chance you get and respect the rights of all of your fellow citizens - you could be on the other side of the fence tomorrow. Another week, wishing you well. Spring is here, and we live in a beautiful town. Let’s all go out and enjoy the sunshine.

I have never paid any attention to country western music. My husband wouldn’t listen to it; claiming it too sad. So ‘Beautiful Boyne’ it is I find ANNE THURSTON myself absolutely a m a z e d about my present fascination

with this music that has wormed its way out of Tennessee to flow across our country by way of individual musicians and bands. Busloads of folk arrive in Nashville, the center of this music world, to absorb its singers, musicians museums and culture. It is the accepted destination for many aspiring young country western musicians. There they endeavor to meet others of similar dreams and ambitions in the hope of ascending the steps to fame and renown.

the time, being used by both law enforcement officers and criminals. The Thompson was also known informally as: the “Tommy Gun,” the “Trench Broom,” the “Trench Sweeper,” the “Chicago Piano,” the “Chicago Typewriter,” and the “Chopper.” The Thompson was favored by soldiers, criminals and police alike for its ergonomics, compactness, large .45 ACP cartridge, and high volume of automatic fire and among civilian collectors for its historical significance. The United States Congress charters the American Legion. The organization of the United States Veterans of War is

primarily for the membership of men who served in; • World War 1, 1914 - 1918 • World War 11, 1939 - 1945 • The Korean War, 1950 - 1953 • Vietnam War, 1959 - 1975 • Conflict in Lebanon, 1983 • Conflict in Grenada, 1983 • Invasion of Panama, 1989 • Persian Gulf War, 1991

Often the country western song is close to being a tear jerker. The story told may be one of an experience in our own life or one we happen to witness in that of a friend or family member. One song I heard recently being sung in the country western style is ‘A Bridge Over Troubled Waters’. Within its lyrics is the line: “All your dreams are on their way -they will shine.” Originally produced by Simon and Garfunkle I heard it as a recording being sung by Ray Price many years

ago. Today he is eighty-five. It seems to me far more often than we realize we crosses bridges over troubled waters. Often times the view from our position on the bridges safe surface causes us to remain completely unaware of the rushing, roaring deluge of water passing below, all but out of sight. Instead our eyes are transfixed on the scene about us and beyond; one of beauty, peace and comfort. We see those we know and

»HISTORY , pg. 17

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» BEAUTIFUL, pg. 17

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when you walk into a room. I don’t like the fact that some people choose to drive cars after smoking it. I don’t enjoy the remarks some people make when their high. Medically, I don’t have the personal experience to delve into whether or not it makes things better. It does seem logical that the classic case of “the munchies” that some people get after smoking could be very useful to the cancer patient with little appetite, but I haven’t smoked it, and can’t personally attest to it. I wasn’t just talking about the government last week when I said “the voters have spoken, the citizens have rights.” I may not smoke the stuff, but according to State law, other people can - and do. Further, it is my responsibility to defend the rights of everyone, whether they are rights that I exercise or not, because I could be

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country that doesn’t restrict my publishing power unnecessarily. If I disagree with the decision of our local government, not only am I free to voice it in the press, but it becomes my responsibility. Not only am I free to attend local meetings and publish their minutes, but they can not meet without us all having the opportunity to attend. With that said, the reality is that your freedom to voice your favorite curse as you’re cut off in traffic is every bit as important as my right to publish the City Commission Minutes, or scrawl out my disdain for a recent decision. It has been said that one one of our freedoms are trodden on, we’re all damaged. That statement is true, and this truth must be spoken again and again. I don’t smoke marijuana. I don’t like the way it smells

I have a (casual) friend who is also a coworker of mine. This person is generally a nice person, and is not someone who would stab you in the back. About a year ago, this person was promoted to a supervisory position in a unit that oversees my department. Decisions that this person makes affect my evaluations and job du-

ties. This person has not appeared to let the increased authority go to their head, but they are eager to do well in the new position, and will do what it takes to get the job done, including disciplinary action. Now that the work relationship has changed from peers to boss/employee, things seem different. We are still friendly towards each other, and I don’t resent their promotion, but it seems hard to talk to each other like we used to. Almost like the level of trust has been reduced. Do you think this is normal? What would you recommend to keep the relationship professional, yet friendly and trustworthy? Sincerely, A concerned friend and co-worker

Dear Concerned co-worker, There is a difference between coworkers who are peers and the re-

lationship of those in a supervisoremployee relationship. Your “friend” is now in a position where her friendship with you could make it difficult for her to do her job. The chill you feel may be her trying to feel her way around in the new position.

Perception is everything’ and if your co-workers feel that you are receiving preferential treatment because of your relationship with the new supervisor, things could get tricky for both of you. If you are still friendly towards each other then I wouldn’t worry about it. You state that you were only “Casual” friends to start with, so maintaining a casual professional relationship shouldn’t be difficult. What you sense as a trust issue is probably just the unease of a new situation, a new norm. My advice is to continue to be friendly and professional in your manner toward her or him. I’m sure with time you will both relax into a comfortable workplace relationship, but it will not be what

» ROSE, pg. 13

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COPS & COURTS Charlevoix County Sheriff Reports Charlevoix County residents should be aware of a phone scam, which originated on the West Coast, which could leave you with high phone bills. It starts when scammers call you pretending to be with your local police department, the Sheriff’s Office, other public safety agency or hospital. They make up a story about your child or other loved one being hurt in an accident and ask you to call the officer “at the scene” by dialing *72 and a phone number they provide. Sheriff Don Schneider warns area residents not to do this! “Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Deputies will never instruct anyone to dial a phone number beginning with *72 to receive “on scene” accident information about their loved ones,” said Sheriff Schneider. When you dial *72 at the beginning of a call you can activate call forwarding, if you subscribe to it. All calls to your phone number will then be forwarded to the phone number the scammers

gave you. When this happens, you may be billed a charge each time a call is forwarded to the other number. You may also be billed long distance charges, pay-per-call charges, and collect call charges, if applicable. All calls will continue to be forwarded until this feature is turned off. (In most cases *73 stops call forwarded, but it can vary from carrier to carrier.) You may have call forwarding as a feature of your landline or wireless service. If you are unsure if you have it, ask your phone company. Not all call forwarding is activated by *72. If you have call forwarding, Sheriff Schneider suggests you find out how to use it, as well as all your other services so that you can avoid becoming a victim of this type of scam. If this does happen to you, call your phone company to dispute the charges. They may advise you to file a police report and/or contact the Attorney General’s complaint

line. For more safety tips, Sheriff Schneider encourages residents to visit the Michigan Sheriff’s Association website at where you can sign up to receive monthly newsletters. Founded in 1877 the Michigan Sheriff’s Association is the oldest law enforcement organization in Michigan. On Monday evening, 03/14/2011, around 10:30pm Charlevoix County Sheriff’s deputies, along with Boyne City EMS and the Melrose Township Fire Dept., were called to the area of M-75 N and South Shore Dr. for a 18 yr. old female who had struck a deer and reporting back pain. The driver, 18 yr. old Chelsie Hendrickson of Petoskey was NB on M-75 N just south of South Shore Dr. when a deer ran in front of her vehicle. Hendrickson struck the deer with her 2001 Kia causing the deer to strike the hood of the vehicle then roll over top of the vehicle. Hendrickson was treated at the


Coleman Ryan Paquette, a baby boy, was born on March 16, to Ryan and Karianne Paquette of Boyne City, weighing 7 pounds, 20 3/4 inches long.

Also welcoming Coleman are Hunter and Jack, his brothers, and Grandparents Dianne Bennett of East Jordan, John Bennett of Boyne City, Gary and Darla Pawson of East Jor-

scene and later transported to Northern Michigan Hospital for precaution. Hendrickson was expected to be released later that evening. On Friday, March 11, 2011, at 18:11 hrs. the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of a two vehicle personal injury traffic crash which occurred at Rogers Road and Marvon Road in Wilson Township. Fifty-four year old Mark Will-

son of Boyne City was traveling westbound on Rogers Rd. in a 1994 GMC Sierra pickup truck approaching Marvon Rd. He observed a Jeep Cherokee approaching the intersection that was sliding on the ice. Wilson turned to the right in an attempt to avoid a crash and struck the Jeep on it’s driver’s side. Willson was unhurt in the crash. The Jeep was being driven by 33 year old Terra Lin Tansey of

» SHERIFF, pg. 15

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BOYNE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT WEEKLY REPORT Tuesday, March 1 12:15am Disturbance reported in the 700 block of Line St. Subject arrested. 9:55am Radio dropped off that was located on side of road. Returned to owner. 8:48pm Unlock in the 100 block of E Morgan Wednesday, March 2 12:12am Subject arrested on warrant. 12:20am Subject in with civil complaint 3:58am Assist ambulance on Springwater Beach Rd 7:50am Subject found cell phone on E Water St. Returned to owner. 9:38am 911 hang up call from the 1000 block of Boyne Av 12:37pm Assisted Petoskey PD with subpoena service 12:49pm Assisted ambulance in the 800 block of S Park St 2:10pm Citizen in to report road hazard on the city limits 8:40pm Citation issued for speed. 9:00pm Report of suspicious

activity in the 600 block of Boyne Av Thursday, March 3 12:24am Suspicious phone call received from the 300 block of E Division St 7:34am Citation issued for speed 11:18am Unlocked vehicle on State St near Park St 3:28pm Suspicious substance found in the 1000 block of Boyne Av. Was crushed candy. 4:40pm Received complaint of harassing phone calls 10:55pm Citation issued for Disregard Stop Sign, No Proof of Insurance, and Failure to Display a Valid Plate. Friday, March 4 8:52am Complaint received about loose dog on E Lincoln. Made contact with owner. 10:48am Parking complaint received about vehicles in lot at Lake and Ray Streets 2:31pm Report of larceny from the 800 block of Douglas St

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Galley-west /gl-ee-Weest/ Adverb 1 Into destruction or confusion. Example: A rogue wave knocked the anchored boats galley-west.

2:33pm 911 hang up call from the 1000 block of Boyne Av 9:32pm Report of harassing text messages in the 600 block of Jefferson 11:54pm Suspicious activity in the 600 block of W Court St Saturday, March 5 4:27pm Citation issued for speed.

ceived from the 300 block of E Division St Tuesday, March 8 10:53am Citation issued for violation of 2 hour parking ordinance on E Water St 6:08pm Citation issued for speed 7:15pm Report of shoplifting in the 100 block of E Water St

Sunday, March 6 2:40pm Report of driving complaint on N Lake St. Located parked vehicle. 4:54pm Citation issued for speed 5:10pm Car Deer Accident on Boyne Av near E Main St 6:34pm Citation issued for speed 8:16pm Civil standby on Adams St 9:54pm Citation issued for No Proof of Insurance

Wednesday, March 9 9:45pm Assisted Sheriff Department with OWI/MIP arrests in the 700 block of Line St

Monday, March 7 1:36pm Citation issued for speed. 5:02pm Trespass complaint re-

Friday, March 11 10:36am Civil standby requested in the 400 block of Boyne Av

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11:25am Subject arrested on warrant. 10:55pm Escorted basketball team through town. Saturday, March 12 10:13am Large pothole reported at Lincoln and Park Streets 11:33am Abandoned vehicle in the 200 block of S Lake St. Owner located. Sunday, March 13 1:10pm Report of suspicious activity in the area of 300 E Division St. Not able to locate. 10:56pm Dispute in the 600 block of W Court St Monday, March 14 1:11pm Damage reported to vehicle in the Industrial Park 5:25pm Citation issued for speed 5:53pm Citation issued for speed. 6:08pm Citation issued for speed. 10:27pm Assist to State Police on Wenonah St

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INTERNET From Page 1

“There are still quite a few people still on dialup or cell phone for access,” Sorensen said. “And, while CHRIS CHRISTENSEN those options will get you to the internet, they don’t have the speed to do anything. If you want to download programs or send files it is almost impractical.” To better address this perceived shortfall in service, the Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners recently appointed county commissioner Chris Christensen (R-District 2) as point-man on an effort to bring civic leaders together to discuss the possibility of cost-cutting measures and gaining efficiencies by consolidating their efforts in light of Merit’s project. “We’re just trying to take a more regional look at this before we go through with it and find out we could have been saving money,”

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FROM PAGE ONE Christensen said. While still in the early discussion phase, Christensen said he has received positive feedback from several townships and officials from East Jordan. “We are definitely involved in the process and would love to see something happen,” said Sorensen. “I have discussed this with my board and I was at a DDA meeting in East Jordan recently and everything sounded promising.” Boyne City Manager Michael Cain said he and his colleagues have been discussing the boon of fiber-optics for some time now. “I think this makes perfect sense to take a look at working jointly to help bring costs down,” he said. “And, if we can bring highspeed internet to outlying areas as well, I think it would be advantageous to everybody in Charlevoix County.” Charlevoix City Manager Rob Straebel said his municipality is also willing to be a part of the discussion. “The city definitely recognizes the importance of broadband in rural America and we want to do all we can to marshal those resources for not only the City of Charlevoix, but the entire county,” he said. “We will certainly be at the table.” Straebel said he does not view high-speed internet as a panacea for economic development but said it is an important part of a thriving economy. “Piggybacking on the federal grant to Merit communications will assist our efforts to bringing last-mile fiber to businesses and residence within Charlevoix County,” he said. “One additional advantage I see is many of the second homeowners in Charlevoix County and northwestern Michigan would love to have high-speed

bandwidth into their homes.” He added, “They could live yearround in Northern Michigan and also do their business through high-speed fiber-optics.” The consensus among those interviewed was that high-speed internet would offer numerous educational, medical and business benefits. “This can’t be a top-secret toy that only some of us have,” Christensen said. “This is a utility like electricity or water, and for many it is a necessity in their business.” He added, “If Boyne City gets stronger then the surrounding area gets stronger.” Christensen said the accessibility issue will only become more problematic if measures aren’t taken to plan for the future now. Cain agreed that, in today’s economy, high-speed internet is as much of a necessity in basic infrastructure as are sewer and water. “If we can share benefits with neighboring communities, that just makes Charlevoix more attractive to businesses,” he said. “And, we need to take advantage of every opportunity we can.” Cain added, “If we don’t invest in our communities now then somebody somewhere else is going to and they’ll be the ones reaping the advantages.” Christensen said due to a move in recent years, Downtown Development Authorities are allowed to use their Tax Increment Financing (TIF) to help create broadband infrastructure. “I think a lot of people think this is government being more than government should be, but to me it’s an availability issue,” Christensen said. “We would go out to private enterprise for


This wireless internet transmission tower broadcasts high-speed 4G broadband at rates which could be from 10 to 100 times faster than current cable internet is capable of doing. Local governmental entities are beginning to discuss possible efficiencies which could be gained by partnering on such a system. bids – we’re not trying to cut anybody’s throat. We’re just out to make this service available.” According to Sorensen, there are several prime spots where wireless broadcast towers could be installed around his township alone. “We’re hoping it’s going to be a group effort to make this work,”

Sorensen said. “It’s just a matter of getting everyone together and getting some agreements and then starting the process of trying to get the broadband put up.” Sorensen said everyone who is interested in high-speed internet should communicate those sentiments to their local representatives.

According to technology news leader, while 4G is relatively new, most cities across America could have the technology in the next two years. What is 4G? 4G is a loose term for the fourth generation of cellular communications, offering speeds that are about 10 times faster than they are on current third-generation, or 3G, networks. Its higher data speeds could make smartphones much more comparable to PCs, giving them better multimedia and gaming capabilities. What are the different 4G technologies? 4G technologies come in two major categories: LTE and WiMax. AT&T and Verizon utilize LTE and Sprint is using WiMax. WiMax requires a new network to be built, but LTE works with existing networks. Where 4G is now Nearly three dozen cities, from Seattle, Washington to Dallas, Texas, currently utilize 4G technology. Which devices can use 4G? Currently smartphones and some new laptops are 4G compatible, but industry experts believe manufacturers will move toward standardizing the technology as it becomes more available.

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FROM PAGE ONE that the trail would be constructed before the road itself – in relative disrepair – was reconstructed. However, Evans said he believes the efforts pushing the trail proposal are from a mere handful of people. “Not to discredit them, but this is a money issue and somebody’s got to pay for it,” he said. “I know they’ll say it helps the economy by bring-

ized travel within the rightof-way is within the scope of the conveyance to the county From Page 1 ‘for highway purposes.’” maintenance of the trail loThe road commission said arcated outside Boyne City’s guments could be made that city limits, and it will also be such a use is within the scope in charge of overseeing the of the conveyance. grant process and construc“However, some Michigan tion of the full length of the courts have taken a narrower trail. view of the scope of conWhile the county planning veyances such as this,” they and parks/recreation departstated. “Therefore, the road ments are in full supcommission cannot port of the plan, the be assured that such proposed trial has not a plan would be free been without its defrom potentially tractors. legitimate judicial “I think I’d love to challenges involvhave a non-motorized ing properties along trail from Boyne to a significant por(US)31 and I think tion of this right-ofthat’s the consensus way.” of everybody in CharThe road commislevoix County,” said sion then went on Charlevoix County to state, “In this Board Chairman Joel instance, it (road Evans (R-District 4). commission) does “However, I voted not believe it is in against even applythe best interest to ing for the grant (durpursue a course of ing the March 9 board action that would meeting) because I lead to a signifithink we have the cart cant controversy before the horse.” over the legal basis He added, “We still for the location don’t have permisof the path as sion from a lot of previously proI’m concerned now is not the property owners to posed.” run that trail from time to be spending the money. The road comBoyne to 31 over JOEL EVANS, BOARD CHAIR mission further their property.” stated that it Evans said he also is advisable to has concerns with support rightapplying for the grants. ing folks to the area, and it of-way usage for non-mo“I think we need to tighten does. But, I’m concerned now torized purposes only along our belts and I don’t believe is not the time to be spending paved shoulders of the road this economic downfall situa- the money.” for the bike path. tion we’re in is over,” he said. According to an Aug. 10, The memo was signed by “People tend to think these 2009 memo from the Charle- road commission manager grants are free money but we voix County Road Commis- Pat Harmon and several the taxpayers are funding it.” sion to Charlevoix County board-members. Evans added, “I have never Planner Larry Sullivan who is However, an Oct. 21, 2010, been against the trail, but it overseeing the grant-writing opinion from former Michicosts a lot of money and I effort for the trail, the con- gan Attorney General Mike think it is just time to slow cerns about the legal use of Cox states that pedestrian down.” the right-of-way which may and bicycle pathways may be According to planning offi- lend credence to Evans’ con- established within the rightcials in their application nar- cerns that permission has not of-way of a county road built rative, a number of meetings been granted from all proper- on an easement granted for were held in 2003, with bicy- ty owners along the proposed highway purposes without cling enthusiasts from around trail route.. first obtaining the consent of the county to help gauge in- The memo states that the each owner of property abutterest in a non-motorized right-of-way along Boyne ting the highway. trail. City-Charlevoix Road was in- An attorney general’s opinThe Boyne City to US-31 creased in width from 66 feet ion sets a legal precedent Citizens Trail Committee was to 99 feet in the late-1950s. unless a court overturns it or then formed to further inves- “The release of right-of-way legislation rules it moot. And, tigate the issue. form that was generally used the opinion is not binding in Officials, in their narrative, to accomplish this provided a court, but they do tend to claim the two major opposi- that the ‘sole and only pur- carry great clout. tion arguments were centered pose’ of this conveyance to The hearing portion of the 7 on whether the trail could be the county was for a right-of- p.m., March 23 Charlevoix considered highway use and way ‘for highway purposes,’” County Board of Commistherefore utilize a portion of the memo states. “In response sioners meeting is open to the the 99 feet of government- to this additional information, public, and will be held in the owned right-of-way along- we have considered whether a commissioner’s room at 301 side Boyne City-Charlevoix separate path for non-motor- State St. in Charlevoix. Road; And, concerns by some

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her phone was contacted by a cell tower was on March 17. From that they were able to provide officers a general location of the cell phone when last contact was made. On March 20 a search of trails west of St. Ignace was initiated and Hague’s body was found early Sunday Morning. “Troopers from St. Ignace located the missing woman’s vehicle at a trail head west of St. Ignace and notified Boyne City officers,” Gettel stated. According to Sgt. Matt Casselman of the St. Ignace State Police Post, the matter is still under investigation. “I don’t know if there has been a request for autopsy,” Casselman said. “There’s nothing to indicate foul play, and it doesn’t look like anything was self-inflicted.” Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jim Baumann remembers the long-time teacher well. “It’s just tragic,” Baumann said. “Everybody is just heartbroken.”

Baumann met Hague while attending music events in Boyne City. “Sean Ryan, the local folk singer, was Carole’s boyfriend for many years,” he said. “I met her by just going to see Sean play many times.” Hague spent her retirement visiting her cabin in the Upper Peninsula and selling soap from her company Woodsong Soap. “She participated in the farmer’s market and you’d see her down there every Saturday,” Baumann said. “She was also in the Harvest Festival with her soap company, and we’ve bought Christmas presents for the whole family from Carole.” Boyne City Gazette Editor Chris Faulknor was one of Hague’s many students. “Carole was my third-grade teacher at Boyne City Elementary School for my 1996-1997 school year,” he said. “I will remember her for her strong passion for literacy, and sense of order in the classroom.” He added, “She was organized, efficient, and had a love for teaching.” Funeral plans were unavailable by press time.

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Jeannine Sladick of East Jordan is pictured above performing a traditional Irish dance. Sladick hosted a class on traditional Irish dances as part of the Boyne City Irish Heritage Festival on Saturday, March 19. The festival ran from March 13 through March 20.

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PET OF THE WEEK My name is SCOOTER. I’m a male American Staffordshire Terrier mix. I’m quite handsome and sweet. I have a lot of energy and love to exercise. I LOVE people, other dogs and toys. Please come and visit me. FACTOID According to tests made as the Institute for the study of Animal Problems in Washington D.C., dogs and cats, like people are either right-handed or left-handed; that is, they favor their right or left paw. PET TIP Now that winter is almost over, the snow is melting and the streets are clearing – the road salt it still on the pavement and sidewalks. The salt can make your pet’s pads dry out and crack. For instant relief, press a wet black tea pad bag on each of his footpads twice a day for 10 minutes. The tea’s tannins and antioxidants will speed cell renewal and your pet’s ads

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Junior Achievement Volunteers Needed Junior Achievement is in need of volunteers who are willing to teach 5 to 12 one-hour sessions in the classroom during the school year. Grade levels range from Kindergarden through grade 12. Various locations throughout Charlevoix and Emmet Counties. JA is the world’s largest organization dedicated to teaching students about entrepreneurism, workforce readiness and financial literacy. New volunteers must go through a one hour training and must sign a conduct

standards document. Sponsored by: Junior Achievement To volunteer for this opportunity or to see more volunteer opportunities go to the Char-Em United Way website: or call 231-487-1006. Non-profit agencies that wish to post volunteer opportunities can register for free at: Non-profit agencies that wish to post volunteer opportunities can register for free at:http://tinyurl. com/volunteerconnections-agency

will be even tougher and more flexible. Plus, the nontoxic tea is safe for him to lick off. PET HUMOR What do you call a cat who does tricks? A Magic Kit FOSTER CARE FOR MAVERICK The Humane Society is always looking for options for our animals. We are looking for homes for some of our dogs and cats to stay in for a short time to receive one on one time with someone, socialization and a place where expectant mothers could quietly deliver their litters. Jim and Jamie Baumann are fostering an Australian Kelpie named Maverick. He has been in the shelter awhile and needed a change. They have four dogs and reports are that Maverick is doing well with everyone. Thank you Jim and Jamie. CAHS FUNDRAISING EVENT Our next fundraising event will be May 1st at Cava Restaurant at Bay Harbor Village. Details available at CAHS is located at 614 Beardsley St., Boyne City (231) 582-6774. The Charlevoix Area Humane Society is located at 614 Beardsley St. in Boyne City and is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Wednesday and Sunday http;/

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

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Local Native Americans who took aim for Grant BENJAMIN GOHS ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Despite having been treated as second-class citizens – or worse – many thousands of Native Americans volunteered to fight during the Civil War. In the special upcoming presentation “Sharpshooters in the Army of General Grant: Native Americans from Charlevoix County Fought in the Civil War!” author/historian Chris Czopek will detail the adventures of several Charlev-

oix County Native Americans who fought for the north in the mid-1860s. “Our Charlevoix County History Preservation Society (CCHPS) treasurer Jane Prebble … heard Chris speak last year and bought his book,” said Georganna Monk. “This program is for all ages, and anyone with even a slight interest in this important time in our nation’s history will leave much more enlightened and interested in learning more.” This free event is scheduled


Pictured are two Native American Indians being sworn-in to the United States Military during the American Civil War. Chris Czopek’s upcoming talk will focus on Native American Indian sharpshooters in U.S. Grant’s Army. Some of these men who fought in the Civil War came from Charlevoix County.

About Chris Czopek

Known as “Lansing’s History Detective,” Czopek CHRIS CZOPEK grew up in Michigan during the Civil War Centennial. Stories in LIFE magazine and special Television programs captured his imagination and started a lifelong interest in Civil War for 7 p.m. On Tuesday, March 29 in the Charlevoix Public Library’s community room located at 220 West Clinton St. Czopek’s presentation focuses on the Native Americans of Company K which consisted solely of American Indians – many of whom were highlyskilled shapshooters. From Czopek’s program: “It was a bold idea to recruit soldiers from the Indian tribes of Michigan. But the Civil War had been going on for three years, and finding new recruits who could shoot straight was becoming difficult. This was the situation when a recruiter for Company

history. As a boy, he would watch a movie on TV – then go to the library and find out how much of the story was true. This was the beginning of his career as a “history detective”. After college, he worked for a newspaper, joined the US Army, and served six years in Military Intelligence, volunteered for an archaeological dig in Israel, worked as a tour guide at the State Capitol Building in Lansing, a photographer for the State Senate, and in the offices of the MichiK traveled through Northern Michigan looking for volunteers. He persuaded several Native Americans living in the Charlevoix area to enlist in Company K and follow him to war. The new recruits included Benjamin Greensky from the famous Greensky Hill church, Louis Miskoguon, a man who survived Andersonville, and Joseph Shawonosang from Beaver Island. They joined the ranks of the 1st Michigan Sharpshooters and fought for the Stars and Stripes on the battlefields of Virginia.” Czopek has taken a special interest in the men from Charlevoix, and for 15 years he has

gan State Police. He lives in Lansing with his wife, Bonnie. In recent years, Chris has become well known to Michigan historians for his expert research of Civil War soldiers. Called “Lansing’s History Detective” by the Lansing State Journal, he has published three books on local history, and has been a consultant for The History Channel. Currently he collecting information on Michigan soldiers held at Andersonville prison for a future book project. gathered information about their lives. According to Monk, Czopek will reveal some surprising details about the men and how they fared in the war. As a bonus, Czopek will have available copies of his book “Who Was Who In Company K.” This tome is touted as the first-ever book written about Company K. This event is a tribute to the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. For more information on this first in a yearlong series of historical prpograms, call (231) 582-5326 or go to www.cchps. info.

Boyne City Main Street offers historic design guidelines Boyne City Main Street/ Downtown Development Authority District Map

The Boyne City Main Street Design Committee recently provided a set a of proposed guidelines for Main Street District projects to the Boyne City Planning Commission. “The Boyne City Main Street guidelines are written to provide property owners the most appropriate methods for preserving the historic integrity of their buildings while continuing to efficiently operate now and in the future,” the Main Street Design Committee stated in its guideline document. “The guidelines are intended to help businesses maintain and develop properties in each district by implementing fundamental principles of historic preservation.” The guidelines were created to ensure an environment that integrates retail, service businesses, arts and culture into a dynamic downtown. The Boyne City Main Street and Downtown Development Authority District encompass properties in four distinct zoning districts: 1 Central Business District 2 Transitional Commercial District 3 Waterfront Marina District 4 General Commercial District The guidelines developed cover Central Business District and Transitional Commercial District.

“The primary goal of historic preservation is to keep what remains of the historic character of a building,” the design guidelines state. “The character of a building’s exterior is expressed through surviving original features such as roof type, doors and windows, cladding, trim and ornamentation.” Further, “Maintaining the historic integrity of a building involves the process of identifying, retaining and preserving those features and qualities that define a building’s historic appearance. Where all or most of these features have been changed, the building’s integrity is effectively lost.” According to the design committee, two common mistakes which occur when work is performed on old er buildings which damages the historic value rather than preserve it. “One mistake is to add historic features to a building that were never there,” they state. “The other common error is to make an old building look new or modern.” According to the design committee, even in cases where some of the original features of a building have been altered or lost, there may be ways to reestablish the historic appearance of the building. “Reproducing the building’s


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features which are intact even if they are in need of repair. If materials are damaged beyond repair, they should be replaced with materials which duplicate the size and appearance as closely as possible. The guide also lays out the ide-


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als for working with masonry, wood, metal and other materials in their historic context. For more information or to get your own copy of the guidelines, call the Boyne City Main Street Program at (231) 5829009.

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MATTERS OF FAITH Schedules of Faith & Fellowship Church of the N ativity Episcopal Church of the Nativity will celebrate Morning Prayer on Sunday, March 27. Immediately following the 10 a.m. service, coffee and treats will be available in the church basement. During Lent, the church holds a ‘soup, sandwich and study’ meeting on Wednesday evenings. These gatherings, in the church basement, begin at 6 p.m., and are free to any persons wishing to attend. Nativity is located at 209 Main Street, Boyne City. Please call 582-5045 for more information about the church. B.F. U nited M ethodist Boyne Falls United Methodist Church regular Sunday Service 9:15 a.m., 3057 Mill Street. Children’s programming held during service. Worship Café and Youth Group on Sundays at 6 p.m. Office hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phone 231-582-9776. Presbyterian Come as you are this Sunday to worship at First Presbyterian Church at 401 S. Park St., Boyne City. We invite you to share worship at 10:00 a.m. followed by coffee and conversation. Infant nursery/comfort room, toddler nursery, and children’s Sunday School provided. Choir practices at

6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. First Sundays include communion (every month) and potluck (during the school year). Office hours are Mon. & Wed. 9-3:30, and Tues. & Thurs. 9-noon. Call (231) 582-7983 for youth group, Bible study, and prayer schedules. Walloon Church On Thursday, March 24, the Cozy Quilters will meet at 9 AM and Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 PM. On Sunday, March 27, the sermon will be given by Pastor Jason Richey titled “The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached – Salt & Light” from Matthew 5:13-16. 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, March 29, the Women’s Bible Study will meet at 9:15 AM in the Discipleship House. On Wednesday, March 30, the family meal will start at 5:30 PM with classes starting at 6:30

PM. On Thursday, March 31, Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 PM. On Friday, April 1, the Philippines Mission Team will be leaving for their trip. For more information, please visit the Church website at or call the church office at 5352288. G enesis Church B oyne Genesis Church meets in the Boyne Elementary school cafeteria every Sunday from 11am-noon. The have a quality staffed nursery along with Kids Clubhouse ministry for ages 4-4th grade. There is coffee and breakfast treats followed by modern song

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worship and a practical “talk” that relates the Bible to our everyday life. The core values of Genesis Church are Jesus and his Word, sincere relationships, and serving others. You can check out Genesis Church at

and Fridays, 7:00pm, St. Matthews, in Boyne City. On Tuesday evenings, 5:30, BVCC offers a Lenten Talk followed by a Soup and Sandwich Supper, at St. Matthew. Bring a plate of sandwiches to share and join us for fellowship and enlightment. Friday mornings, 8:30, we invite you to B oyne Valley Catholic participate in the celebration Community of Mass with Exposition folFirst of all Boyne Valley Cath- lowing at 9:00, St. Matthews. olic Community would like to Please call the office for congraduate all of our RCIA more information, 582-7718. candidates who celebrated the B.C. U nited M ehodist Rite of Election in Gaylord this past Sunday. We will be Boyne City United Methodist praying for each of you as you Church regular Sunday Service travel the last leg of your jour11 a.m., 324 South Park Street. ney to full communion with Children’s programming held the Church. during service. Bible Study on Thursdays 10 a.m. – open Lenten observations are in full to everyone. Office hours are swing at Boyne Valley CathoTuesdays, Wednesdays and lic Community with many opThursdays from 8 a.m. to 3 portunities to enrich our faith. p.m. Phone 231-582-9776. We continue with Little Rock Beef and chicken pasties are Scripture Studies, Book Club on sale for $2.75 each through discussions, RCIA, and Whole the month of April. Call the Community Faith Formation church office or stop by durSessions. During the season of ing office hours. Lent we also offer Stations of the Cross, Mondays, 7:00pm, at St. Augustine, Boyne Falls


Susan L. Martinchek (September 12, 1943 - March 19, 2011) Susan L. Martinchek 67 of Resort Twp. Died at her residence on March 19. 2011. Memorial services for Susan will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday March 23 at Stone Funeral Home. The Rev. David Behling will officiate. Susan was born Sept. 12, 1943 in Petoskey to Ethan and Cecilia (Baker) Hibbler. She grew up in Petoskey and attended school in Petoskey where she graduated from Petoskey High School. In May 1970 she married Ronald Martinchek in Petoskey. Susan has lived in Petoskey her entire life and was employed at Lockwood MacDonald Hospital for 3 years and then at Northern Michigan Hospital for 37 years in the Insurance Billing Department, she retired in Oct. 2005. One of the things Susan enjoyed most in life was spending time

with her grandson Jason. She is survived by her husband Ronald, 3 children Mark Satmary of Three Rivers, MI., Steve Satmary of Petoskey and Julie Poquette and her husband Mark of Petoskey, one grandson Jason 11 brothers and sisters Joyce (Will) Crouch, Penny Russell, Christine Bester, Marla, Marcia, Collette Hibbler, Edward Hibbler, Claire (Tracy) Hart, Kurt (Penny) Hibbler, Leonard (Tammy) Hibbler, Keith Hibbler; also surviving are many nieces and nephews. Susan was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Harry. Contributions in memory of Susan may be made to Hospice of Northwest Michigan. Envelopes will be available at Stone Funeral Home where friends may call from 1:00 PM till the time of services on Wednesday.

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Forest Glen Morse (September 8, 1929 - March 18,

2011) Forest Glen Morse 81 of Harbor Springs died March 18, 2011 at his home after a lengthy illness. He was born September 8, 1929 in Boyne City to Forest Glen Morse Sr. and Lula McGhan. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 – 1953 during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in Germany. Following his discharge he made his home in Harbor Springs. Forest was well known in Harbor Springs as a school bus driver and also a marine mechanic for Walstrom Marine for 35 years. He was active in the community coaching Little League and softball as well as being a fan of high school sports. In 1976 he married Mary Jo Newson of Boyne Falls and together they enjoyed their family whether at their cabin or travelling to see them. He also enjoyed attending sporting events and taking thrilling rides on his snowmobile, mo-

torcycle, boat or golf cart. Forest was also an active member of the Salvation Army. Forest is survived by his wife, 3 children Glendee (Bob) Wakeman of Hamilton, MI., Terry (Tami) Morse of Harbor Springs and Tony (Diane) Morse of Harbor Springs, 3 step children Gary Higley of Bay Shore, Sandy (Steve) Mason of Lake City and Sue (Jerry) Lechowicz of Harbor Springs. He will be sadly missed by his 17 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Mildred (Lee) Gregory, brothers Lester (Gert) Morse, Howard (Becky) Morse, Cecil Morse, and sisters in law Louise Morse and Bernice Morse. Forest was preceeded in death by his brothers Eldon and Robert and sisters Elise Good and Beatrice Thrush along with sister in laws Marion Morse and Eleanor Morse and brother in laws M.L. Good and Willard Thrush and 1 grandson

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Travis Morse. Funeral services will be held on Thurs. March 24th at 1:00 PM at Stutsmanville Chapel. Pastor Edward Warner and Rev. Dan Miller will officiate. Visitation will take place at Schiller Funeral Home on Wed. from 6-8:00 PM. The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Salvation Army, Friendship Center or Hospice of Little Traverse Bay. Iris Walker (November 22, 1920 - March 16, 2011) Iris Joyce Walker, age 90 of Springvale Twp, MI, died March 16, 2011 at Bay Bluffs Medical Care Facility in Harbor Springs. Iris was born on November 22, 1920 in Alanson, MI, the daughter of Clyo and Ella (Freed) Howard and was raised in Alanson, graduating from Alanson High school in the Class

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IN LOVING MEMORY of 1938. On November 22, 1938, Iris married Thomas Walker in Petoskey and together they made their home on Pickerel Lake Road in Springvale Twp. Thomas preceded Iris in death on April 11, 1976, and Iris continued to live in their home until she took ill in 2010 and moved to Bay Bluffs. She was a member of the Indian River Baptist Church, but due to the distance, she attended Country Bible Baptist Church in Springvale Twp. She was a past member of the Curtis Extension and volunteered with the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council and at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital, as well as working in the cafeteria at the old Petoskey Middle School. Iris attended the Gitche Gumee Bible Camp in Eagle River, MI and was a faithful supporter of Shepherds Ministries, who assist people with developmental disabilities. Iris always loved watching birds, especially if there were cardinals. She is survived by 5 children, Bill (Marlene) Walker of Alanson, Tom (Dee) Walker of Petoskey, Tim (Joyce) Walker of Liverpool, NY, Faith (Jack) Walker-Palmer of Petoskey, and Daniel (Wendy) Walker of Wolverine; a brother, Ellis Howard of Petoskey; 15 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandson on the way; and by many nieces and nephews. Iris was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas Walker; 2 brothers, Horton and Cloyd Howard; and by a sister, Floyann Dykema. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 18th at 2:00pm at the Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey with Pastor Tim Green of the Country Bible Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 1:00pm until the time of service. Raymond C. Hoff (August 5, 1941 - March 15, 2011) Raymond C. Hoff, 69, of Topinabee, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. A memorial service will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, March 19, 2011 at the Cross in the Woods Catholic Church in Indian River. Rev. Michael Wise will officiate. Ray’s family will receive friends at church from 10:00am until the time of service at 11:00am. Ray was born August 5, 1941 in Evergreen Park, IL. He was the son of Battalion Chief Thomas Hoff and Eleanor (Devens) Hoff. Ray grew up on the South side of Chicago and graduated from Morgan Park High School. After graduation Ray joined the U.S. Army Reserves. At that time he went to work for the Illinois-Central Railroad. On July 16, 1966 he married the former Barbara Cummings in Chicago where the couple made their home. Ray was employed as a firefighter for the City of Chicago. He retired as Battalion Chief in 1997 after thirty two years of service. Ray was also a Field Instructor for the Fire Services Institute at the University of Illinois. In 1997 the Hoff family moved to Topinabee. Ray was a past Chief for the Topinabee Fire Department. He was past President of the Cheboygan County Fire Association, the fire representative for Cheboygan County and also the Fire Rep. for the local 911. Ray loved the Lord and became

an ordained minister in 2005. He loved snowmobiling, boating and riding his scooter. He was very family oriented and enjoyed writing. Ray is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughter, Jeanne Hoff-Conners; grandchildren, Cailey, Holly and Ellie Conners, Elizabeth Hoff-Gervais, Richard, Rachel and Rebecca Hoff; daughter in law, Pamela; siblings, Michael Hoff of Chicago, Edward (Cheryl) Hoff of Lafayette, CO, Susan (Andy) O’Donnell of Lamont, IL, Robert (Joyce) Hoff of Chicago; father in law, Richard Cummings of Topinabee; brother in law, James (Lori) Cummings; sister in law, Kathleen Clancy of Topinabee, cousins including Linda Swatkowski. Besides his parents, Ray was preceded in death by his son, Richard Dennis Hoff on March 7, 1999, his brother, Thomas Hoff and his mother in law, Marion Cummings. Memorial contributions are suggested to the 100 Club. Proceeds will benefit fallen and injured Cheboygan County Firefighters and their families. Lintz Funeral Home in Indian River is serving the family. Wendy J. Kerridge (June 4, 1968 - March 13, 2011) Wendy J. Kerridge, age 42 of Levering passed away Sunday, March 13, 2011 at her home. She was born June 4, 1968 in Petoskey to Burt and Anita (Suarez) Cameron. She grew up in Levering and graduated from Pellston High School in 1986. Wendy was a hairdresser and worked for Brenda Eberly in Carp Lake. She had also worked at First Community Bank in Petoskey as a teller and for Dr. Lo at Quick Care in Petoskey as a receptionist. She was an avid snowmobiler and enjoyed playing on her softball and pool leagues. Survivors include her three children, Camie J. Kerridge, Lacey M. Kerridge and Zoe` A. Kerridge, all of Greenville, her father, Burt Cameron of Levering, three siblings, Toby (Stephanie Readmond) Cameron of Levering, Darrin (Christy) Cameron of Pellston and Laurie (fiance’ Steve Green) Cameron of Pellston, her grandfather, Manuel (Yvonne) Suarez of Pellston and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her mother in 1994 and her grandparents, Truman and Pearl Cameron and Dorothy Jean Suarez. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 from 11:00 am until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 pm at the Nordman-Christian Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeff Dinner officiating. Burial will take place in the spring at Bliss Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Wendy’s name may be directed to Hospice of Little Traverse Bay. Jean Marie Smith (May 9, 1928 - March 13, 2011) Jean Marie Smith 82 of Harbor Springs passed away March 13, 2011 at Hiland Cottage of Hospice of Little Traverse Bay in Petoskey following a brief illness. Jean was born May 9, 1928 in Ann Arbor the daughter of James C. and Marie ( Burnham ) Smith. She attended Ann Arbor schools and graduated from Ann Arbor Pioneer High School in 1946.

Athletics were her passion and as a 12 year old she won the Ann Arbor singles table tennis tournament and in 1943 she placed second in the state finals. Playing softball during high school led to her professional life with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. In 1947 she moved with her family to the Five Mile Creek area of Harbor Springs. At the age of 20 she signed her first contract with the Kenosha Comets. She then played with the Ft. Wayne Daisies, Peoria Red Wings and the Grand Rapids Chicks. In 1954 when the league disbanded she went on the road playing exhibition games for the next two years. She has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, New York. For 20 years she was in charge of “mowing the meadows” at Barnyard Golf on her John Deere tractor. Jean worked at the Harbor Springs IGA and had been the bookkeeper for Woodland Builders for many years. She also did cottage checks in the winter months on Lower Shore Dr. Jean was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs, Charlevoix #72 O.E.S., Five Mile Creek Community Ass’n., and a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary Intl. Jean is survived by her sister Shirley (Clyde) Anderson of Harbor Springs, nieces Susan (Michael) Weeks and their sons Ryan, Kyle and Tyler of LaSalle, Ontario, Amy (Scott) Stefanik and their daughters Alison and Kimberly of River Forest, Ill., Elizabeth (Ken) Burnett and daughters Payton and Madison of Seattle, Wa. and nephews James (Jody) Anderson and daughter Katherine of Franklin, Tn., and Douglas (Marianne) Anderson and their children Nicole, Natalie and Michael of Arlington Heights, Ill. Also surviving is her good friend Betty Taylor of Mt. Pleasant, Mi. She was preceeded in death by her brothers Wallace J. and his wife Eleanore Smith and Douglas A. Smith Funeral services will be held on Fri. March 18, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the First Presbyterian Church. Pastor James Pollard will officiate. Interment will take place at Washtenong Memorial Park in Ann Arbor. Friends may call at Schiller Funeral Home on Thurs. from 6-8:00 PM. Memorial donations may be made to the Harbor Springs Library or Five Mile Creek Community Association c/o Sharon Spencer 5581 S. Lake Shore Dr. Harbor Springs, Mi. 49740. Donald F. Krusell (August 5, 1922 - March 10, 2011) Donald F. Krusell, 88 Donald F. Krusell of Petoskey passed away peacefully in the presence of his family Thursday, March 10, 2011 at Hiland Cottage at the age of 88. Don was born August 5, 1922 to Lewis and Anna (Yesberger) Krusell here in Petoskey where

he remained for his entire life, aside from the years he spent serving his country. In February of 1943 Don entered service with the United States Navy and served in the Pacific Theater of Operations. He served as a crew member onboard the USS Barnwell, an Amphibious Attack Transport ship as a Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class. Don was honorably discharged in January of 1946. Upon his return to civilian life he became a partner in a service station in Petoskey for a brief time. Then on April 16, 1947 he married the love of his life Gloria Holmberg, who survives Don. They were wed at St. Francis Xavier Church where they have been lifelong members. As a member of the church he sang for years with the church choir. He was also a founding member of the St. Francis Xavier Credit Union. Together he and Gloria raised six children all of whom survive. They and their spouses include, Christine “Chris” Krusell (Austin Hautamaki), Doug Krusell, Mary (Don) Veurink, Marti Krusell, Karen Racignol and Paula (Doug) Porter; and foster-daughter, Mae Hilliker. Don’s grandchildren and great grandchildren include, Aaron and Sarah Hautamaki, Douglas (Caly) and Michael Krusell, Shelly (Chris) Pawloski, Shannon Moore, Allison and Ashley Racignol, Nathan and Kaylee Pawloski and Adria Krusell. Also surviving Don are his sisters, Betty (Fred) Speigl, and Arlene (John) Murphy and his brother, Wilber (Katherine) Krusell. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his brothers, Jim, Jack and Charles and by his grandson, Brett Racignol. For many years, beginning in 1947, Don made a career in Food Service Sales, working first for the Craw Company and later for VanEarden Sales, retiring in the late 1970’s. Never one to remain idle for long, Don took on another job working for Federal Armored as a route driver and simultaneously served the Veterans of Emmet County as the Veterans Coordinator. Don was enormously patriotic and deeply proud of our country’s veterans and equally mindful of the debt we each owe them. For 24 years Don served as the Commander of our local Disabled American Veteran’s Chapter and was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He also helped to care for the needs of many area residents as a court appointed guardian. For a number of years he served on the Planning Commission for the City of Petoskey. For 23 years Don and Gloria made their home on Crooked Lake and it is here where many of the family’s favorite memories return. He loved working around the yard and especially enjoyed the time spent with his grandkids, piloting the waters of Crooked Lake on the family float boat. He was unashamedly outspoken on topics and causes

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for which he had deep feelings, but was always respectful of the views of others. He may at times have seemed a little gruff on the outside, but on the inside he was as soft as a marshmallow. He was a wonderful husband, a great dad and a warm and loving grandfather and he will be dearly missed. His favorite hobby was meeting new people and learning their story in less than 20 minutes. His love of people and wonderful sense of humor will never be forgotten by those who knew him. A funeral mass celebrating Don’s life will be held on Tuesday, March 15th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church; Fr. Dennis Stilwell will celebrate Mass. Visitation will be held on Monday evening at Stone Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. a rosary service will take place at 7:00 p.m. Friends may also call on Tuesday morning at the church beginning at 9:30 a.m. Those wishing to honor Don’s memory with a charitable contribution are asked to direct those donations to either the Humane Society or to a charity of choice. Patrick J. Cronk (April 11, 1957 - March 7, 2011) Patrick J. Cronk, age 53 of Cheboygan passed away Monday, March 7, 2011 at Cheboygan memorial Hospital. He was born April 11, 1957 in Hazel Park, the son of Frederick and Leona (Samp) Cronk. Patrick served his country honorably with the U.S. Navy for six years. He received several decorations including the Navy “E” Ribbon, the Meritoriuos Unit Commendation and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon. Patrick worked as an Electronics Technician at Coates Electronics, later known as Fox Valley Electronics. He was a member of the Cheboygan Eagles, a Life Member of the DAV and the Fraternal Order of the Trench Rats. He enjoyed fishing, camping, tinkering with small engines and spending time at the farm. Survivors include one brother, Michael (Jeannie) Cronk of Cheboygan, his half sister, Buffy (Scott) Pfeiffer of Burton, one step sister, Kathy Zaruba of Flint, two nieces, Melissa Newman and Karen (Dave) Misale, both of Cheboygan, two half nieces, Alyson and Abbigale Pfeiffer of Burton and two great nephews, Mason and Vance Misale. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Gary A. Cronk, and two step brothers, Mike Zaruba and Chris Zaruba. The funeral service will be held on Friday, March 11, 2011 at 1:00 PM at the Nordman-Christian Funeral Home with visitation beginning at 11:00 AM also at the funeral home. The Rev. William McClure will officiate. Memorial contributions in Patrick’s name may be directed to Hospice of the Straits. Online condolences may be made at

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BOYNE AREA SCHOOLS BCPS Student of the Week Dragrace with my dad in the summer Spend time with friends and family SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Equestrian Team – 4 years Drama – 3 years Ski Team – 2 years Track – 1 year DECA – 2 years/DECA President National Honor Society FUTURE PLANS/GOALS: “I plan to attend Ferris State University this fall. I have been accepted into their Plastics Engineering Program and have qualified for their honors program.” NAME: Justeena Renee Adams PARENTS’ NAMES: Patrick and Denice Weeks GRADE: 12 HOBBIES & INTERESTS: I show my horse, Ozzy, throughout the summer

STAFF COMMENTS: “Justeena always has a smile on her face.” –Mr. Petroelje “Justeena is a very creative dedicated student who contributes a positive classroom environment.” –Ms. Heath “A great leader for our DECA students. Justeena is very willing to share her knowledge and help the new DECA members.” –Mrs. Durbin

Guys and Dolls opens to packed house; more shows to come JOSH SAMPSON STAFF WRITER The Boyne City High School Drama Department will continue its performances of Guys and Dolls with shows on March 25 and 26. Guys and Dolls is a dual love story set in the ‘20s between four main characters. The lead character, Nathan Detroit, has been putting off his marriage for some years, while the other couple, Sarah and Sky, are in the beginning of finding out what love really means. “It’s the classic Broadway comedy,” said Mike Houser, Boyne City High School’s drama director. “It’s about how one couple falls in love and a look at the relationship for the other couple.” An alumnus of Boyne City schools, Mike Houser is in his second year of directing the students at Boyne City High School. Since graduation, Houser has been acting and doing theater

around Michigan. “I went to Grand Valley State University,” he said. “I’ve done some things in Grand Rapids — about 25 shows, and I lived in New York for a while.” At Grand Valley, Houser played Henry the Fourth, and also, ironically, Nathan Detroit in their production of Guys and Dolls. “Guys and Dolls is fun and it comes with its own history,” Houser said. “It is based on Damon Runyon stories — he wrote fictionalized stories about mobsters.” Houser went on to say this play gives the drama students an opportunity to research their character work as well. The 40 students, said Houser, have been working on the play since early January and are prepared for the four night showing of this high-energy performance. “It is very fast-paced and there are a lot of one-liners and jokes,” he said. The cast is comprised of Boyne

City High School students, including Jalen Adams and Kenzie Macksey, who play Nathan Detroit and Adalaide — the two central characters. Similarly, Maddie Fitzpatrick and Shane Schmidt play Sarah and Sky, the two characters who meet and fall in love at first sight. “Those are our lead characters,” Houser said. “There is a huge cast of character actors, and they all have lines and parts in the show.” Tickets for Guys and Dolls are available at Local Flavor and Country Now and Then/Up the Lazy River for $5, and all tickets are general admission. There are $10 general admission tickets, too, which allows access to front row, center seats of the Performing Arts Center. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 25, at the Performing Arts Center in PHOTO BY JOSH SAMPSON Boyne City High School; there will also be a 2 p.m. showing on Characters Sarah and Sky (pictured above) sing a tune during the Boyne performing arts presentation of “Guys and Dolls.” March 26.

Rambler Regatta transforms milk jugs to racing rafts JOSH SAMPSON STAFF WRITER Science students at the Boyne City Middle School will attempt to float on to victory at the 10th Annual Rambler Regatta. Susan Sharp, eighth-grade science teacher, has been teaching physical sciences at Boyne City schools for nearly 20 years. She said the students will look at buoyancy during the event, using physical science concepts. “The kids will design a raft, and they will make one that will carry at least one team member,” she said. There is no cost to attend the event, said Sharp, because expenses were covered through a candy fundraiser the school held in the fall. The money from the fundraiser was divided amongst the grades to use for extra events that faculty were interested in. In this instance, the money was used to purchase duct-tape and bottles for raft building, and, according to Sharp, she has seen some interesting rafts built by the students. “Well, we’ve had some unique ones. The best design is the one that is streamlined,” she said. “It is the direction of the milk jugs, too. Some kids try to put them face up.” Sharp said to build a raft it usu-

ally takes anywhere from twenty to homesteader Mossback Amelia. “We stage a mock murder,” she said. twenty-five jugs, and the students “Along the way the kids experience “Then we have ten different stages will spend from 10:30 a.m. to noon the hardships of what they had to do,” where the kids go and analyze. Then building their watercraft. Sharp said. “They have archery les- we hold a mock trail.” Sharp also said students can use the sons, and they have to build a fire.” The Rambler Regatta will take place jugs as a scooper to paddle with, as Sharp also has her kids take part in a at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, long as they adhere to the rules. mystery forensics activity. at the East Jordan community pool. “They can’t use their feet, but they can use their arms as much as they want,” she said. The event will assist students in learning many different concepts relating to physical science. “There are some sciences that we talk about throughout the day,” she said. “They look at design as a variable.” Sharp added, “It is fun, educational, and it relates to the community.” Along with the raft competition, her students also participate in a variety of COURTESY PHOTO other activities throughout the year. “We do a bunch of stuff. Think Pink and Cheer Blue was the theme for the Rambler boys and girls varsity basketball In the fall we do the game against Elk Rapids on February 18th in Boyne City. All the money raised at the game by Mossback Amelia and the boys and girls varsity (over $1,900) was donated to the Northern Michigan Cancer Cruthat is a cool thing,” she saders to help them in their efforts to aid local victims of this dreaded disease. Receiving said. the check from Boyne City High School Athletic Director Michael Wilson are Gail Farley, Peggy The Mossback Amelia Brecheisen, and Jim Brecheisen, all members of the Northern Michigan Cancer Crusaders. retraces the rout of the

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‘Dramatic’ homecoming

Born and raised in Boyne City, Upper Peninsula resident Jennifer Hardy brought her drama students down from Rudyard Area Schools on Sunday, March 20, to watch her old alma mater in action as the Boyne City High School performing arts class performed the classic “Guys and Dolls.” Hardy is pictured (second from right).

NMRHS hosts cancer survivorship & wellness events Northern Michigan Regional Health System is hosting a free four-week program to help survivors of all cancers through their journey. “Cancer Survivorship and Wellness” offers education and support to cancer patients and their family members. The group sessions, which take place from 3-5 p.m. on Tuesday April 5, 12, 19, and 26, will fo-

cus on personal well-being and will cover living well physically, emotionally, socially, spiritually, and intellectually. Survivorship plans will also be covered. Attendance at all four sessions is highly recommended. “This group is designed to allow people who are living through any cancer diagnosis, be it an early diagnosis or living beyond their


FROM PAGE 2 it was. And that is OK. ~Rose Dear Rose, My son is 16 years old. I have taken care of him all these years. Our lives have changed and I no longer stay home, but am working full time. Because of this, I have asked my son to pitch in and do some chores around the house when he gets home from school. I have asked him to clean the guest bathroom which he uses and to dust and vacuum the family room where he and his friends hang out and play video games. He refuses and says that it is woman’s work. He says that I have ruined his life because I ask these things from him. They are things that I believe he can do with little trouble. I offered to pay him for his time. He refused because he already gets a good allowance and doesn’t need the money. I offered to host an overnight sleepover with a couple of his friends but he said he has plans for that anyway. How can I get him to participate and pitch in? Do you have any suggestions on how to motivate him to help? Thank you, A mother’s work Dear Mothers Work, I am seeing red. Your 16-year-old son is telling his mother that housework is “women’s work” and it is 2011! Have you asked your son to do anything for himself these past 16 years? Coddling children and providing for their every need does not help to educate or prepare them for the real world. It is so much harder to start now, but you can make a difference in your son’s attitude and life. The trouble is, you are probably tired at the end

treatments, to come together and speak about their journeys,” said Rita E. Miller, RN, MSN, OCN, and Nurse Clinician at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. Miller said the end of cancer treatments are not the end of the cancer experience for patients who must face complicated care issues related to their cancer survivorship.

of a working day, so the work of following through with your son may wear you down. I hope not, for your sake, your son’s sake and for whoever becomes his wife. Offering to pay him for pitching in around the house only adds to his feeling of entitlement. If you’ll take it – here is my advice: STOP providing him an allowance, an allowance is the reward for pulling your weight around a house and/or for teaching money management. It doesn’t appear he needs or deserves either. Then, stop washing his clothing, cleaning his room, cooking his meals. Instead offer to show him how to do each, show him once and leave it at that. He will rebel, but at sixteen he is fully capable of doing these things. Since his friends use the guest bathroom and hang out in the family room, both of which your son refuses to help clean, then NO friends allowed in the house will ensure that the areas stay clean. If he wants the privilege (and it is) of having friends over, he can agree to help maintain the space. The tactics you’ve tried don’t work because there is no reason for him to change. He has everything he wants and needs. People only change when they are uncomfortable in a situation. A loving mothers PUSH in the form of discomfort is the way to motivate this young man. ~Rose

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Do some spring cleaning on your (financial) house

Ruth Skop Manages Edward Jones Investments of Boyne City It’s spring — time to clean out the gutters, tune up the lawnmower and wash down the windows. But as you attend to these types of tasks around your home, why not take the time to do some financial “spring cleaning” as well?

Specifically, consider these moves: “Dust off” your investment strategy. If there’s an area in your home that you haven’t looked at for a while, you may need to dust it off in preparation for the new season. And the same principle may apply to your investment strategy — if you haven’t examined it for a while, it may be time to clean it up to prepare for a new season in your life. After all, since you initially designed your investment strategy — that is, the total amount you invest, the percentages going into “growth” and “income” vehicles, the dollars going into taxable versus tax-deferred accounts and so on — many things may have changed for you, such as your employment situation, the

number of children in your household and even your long-term goals. Consequently, you may need to revise your investment strategy in consultation with your financial advisor. “De-clutter” your portfolio. The chances are pretty good that if you look around your house, you’ll find many things that are actually duplicates, such as those five coffeemakers you’ve accumulated over the years — so you decide to “purge” a few. And when you take a close look at your portfolio, you might find several investments that you’ve added over time and that are similar to each other. If that’s the case, you might help yourself by selling the “redundant” investments and using the proceeds to buy different ones that can help

you diversify your portfolio. (Keep in mind that while diversification can help reduce the effects of volatility on your portfolio, it can’t guarantee gains or prevent losses.) Prepare yourself for stormy weather. During springtime, we often experience heavy rains, hailstorms, high winds and other types of inclement weather. That’s why we keep our roofs in good shape, keep branches away from our homes and take other steps to protect our houses and property from the ravages of Mother Nature. You and your family could go through some rough “weather” too, during the course of your lives, so you’ll want to make sure you have sufficient protection in the form of adequate life and disability insurance. Review your coverage

to make sure it’s still adequate for your needs. Open up the windows of opportunity. After a long winter, you’ll find it pleasant to open the windows of your home and let in the sun and the air. And as an investor, you’ll find “windows of opportunity” through which you can open yourself up to good investment possibilities. For example, even though we’ve clearly been in a challenging economy the past couple of years, a number of factors – such

as low interest rates, improved corporate earnings and favorable stock valuations (the price you pay for a stock, relative to its earnings) — have actually meant that it’s been a pretty good environment for investors looking for quality stocks. By doing some financial spring cleaning, you may find that you’ve swept away some of the obstacles to helping achieve your goals. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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Artists are invited to submit entries for the new Healing Arts Program, funded through generous donations to Northern Michigan Regional Health System Foundation. Submissions, for purchase or commission, will become part of the new John and Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center, located on the Lockwood-MacDonald campus in Petoskey, which opens in July. The deadline for artist submissions is March 25, 2011. “All elements of the John and Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center, including the architecture, interior design, and artwork throughout the facility, will work together to create a healing environment for patients and all who visit,” said Moon Seagren, chief development officer for Northern Michigan Regional Health System Foundation. The Healing Arts Program, which involves procuring and framing up to 203 pieces of fine art to be placed throughout the Wellness Pavilion, is consistent with other evidence-based design principles being incorporated throughout the facility including natural lighting, inviting views, and calming colors. These elements have been proven to soothe the mind, body, and spirit, thus positively influencing the blood pressure, heart activity, muscle tension, and stress levels of patients and visitors. Kerry Farrell, an art consultant experienced in developing art programs for healthcare organizations, is coordinating the Healing Arts Program and Crooked Tree Arts Center is providing assistance with the Call for Entries process. For more information or to receive the Call for Entries, please visit the Northern Michigan Regional Health System Foundation website ( or contact Kerry Farrell of Farrell Art Consulting by phone at 586.344.1761 or via email at

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event by giving them a red jersey to wear. During the tour participants call out "Go Red Rider" while riding on the route to encourage and celebrate the Red Riders. "The Red Rider program is a way for those of us with diabetes to gather the strength, courage and motivation to live well all the other days of the year when we aren't riding in Tour de Cure," says Mari Ruddy, founder of the Red Rider program. Ruddy is also the founder of Team WILD: Women Inspiring Life with Diabetes. She will be riding with 30 other women riders in the Tour de Cure in Colorado this year. Ruddy, who describes the tour as a celebration of health, adds, "The Red Rider program gives us an opportunity to celebrate the hard work, dedica-

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NMRHS hosts free bariatric surgery seminar In conjunction with its new bariatric surgery weight loss program, Northern Michigan Regional Health System is offering three free bariatric surgery seminars. Because one size or procedure does not fit all patients, several new weight loss options will be the focus of the presentation, titled “Bariatric Surgery and Obesity: What are my choices?” by Randal Baker, MD, FACS, head of the new bariatric surgery program at

Northern Michigan Regional Health System. The seminars will take place from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, and from 6-7 p.m. on Monday, April 25 at the Community Heath Education Center located on the campus of Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. “The benefits of bariatric surgery far outweigh the risks associated with obesity including high blood pressure, high cho-

lesterol, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and several cancers. In fact, bariatric surgery is the only significant option that actually cures diabetes,” Baker said. “Studies are showing that bariatric surgery saves lives, improves overall health and wellbeing, and saves money.” The free seminar will include discussion on the new surgical weight loss options available through Northern Michigan Regional Health System, as well as surgical qualifications

and the multi-disciplinary approach solely focused on the best outcome for each individual patient. Dr. Baker attended Albany Medical College of New York. He is an Assistant Professor of Surgery for Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and serves as the Medical Director of Bariatrics for Spectrum Health. Dr. Baker is also the President of the Michigan Bariatric Society.

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program, options include a very low calorie diet, individualized weight management plans, and courses on the fundamentals of nutrition, physical fitness, and behavior change, all tailored to achieve the appropriate weight loss for optimal health and wellness. A multidisciplinary team of behaviorists, dietitians, exercise specialists, and physicians work together to design a custom approach for maximum success. In addition to medical weight management, bariatric surgery is also an

option for people wanting to lose weight. Four laparoscopic surgical options including Gastric Banding (Lap Band Surgery), Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass, and Duodenal Switch are now offered in Petoskey. Approved patients must be willing to follow outpatient guidelines concerning health maintenance and lifestyle changes. According to Randal Baker, MD, FACS, head of the new bariatric surgery program, and one of four board certified bariatric surgeons at Northern Michigan Regional

Health System, bariatric surgery is not for everyone, but it is a proven option for candidates whose obesity does not respond to traditional weight loss methods. “Because one size or procedure does not fit all patients, the benefits of bariatric surgery far outweigh the risks associated with obesity including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and several cancers,” he said. Call (231) 487-5700 or visit for more information.

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9-10:30am at Charlevoix Area Hospital. Total cost for the program is $240 which includes 6 additional exercise opportunities. The next Fit-4-Life session begins: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 9:00am. Each class includes exercise and education. Our medical wellness experts will guide you into setting specific yet achiev-

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FROM PAGE 2 The census figure for Boyne City; 2,650. The Detroit news operates the state’s first radio station. November 5th, Godfrey Von Platen donates land to Boyne City. 90 acres, located North East of town, formerly known as Horse Point, comprise this prime parcel. This, along with property from Mr. A. Young of Charlevoix will later, after the City acquires the farm belonging to Pat Harris, be given to

the State and become known as Young’s State Park. The Boyne City Chemical Plant closes its doors as the lumber needed for operation becomes scarce. The Order of Job’s Daughters is formed in the United States. 1920 The Stackus Funeral home utilizes a new Maxwell motor car-hearse in Boyne City. This is the first of its type seen in Northern Michigan. The Boyne City Railroad and the Tannery each cut their la-

November 5th, Godfrey Von Platen donates land to Boyne City. 90 acres, located North East of town, formerly known as Horse Point, comprise this prime parcel.


don’t approaching us with outstretched arms and hands full of hope and care. Within their smiles we see the return of our dreams. Because of this our dreams often become realities which do ‘shine’ like the sun on our life. Yet we all know from those times we have stood beside a stream, no matter its width, and observed its determined flow past our feet to a place at some lower land that it will join with yet another water source to end eventually in an ocean, even if it must transverse a Great Lake first. From our position on its banks we can look both up and down stream and imagine the roaring barrier it can become as a result of heavy rain or melting snow. At such a time, unless we build some type of bridge across it there would be no way to access its opposite side. We would surely find ourselves carried away into the unknown if we were to try to cross. And so it is in life when suddenly our normal routine explodes into a mass of unexpected and unwanted happenings. Accidents can be completely unpredictable and destructive. Illness descends without warning and distance can suddenly become meaningless in times of natural catastrophes as we constantly discover via the news and internet. We all, no matter who we might be, or live, or voted for in the last election, watched the price of gasoline sky-rocket into outer space because of a conflict which developed in a land far from us over a problem we believe we have not contributed to. I received an email today suggesting I join a national boycott of ‘Made in China’ products for the month of March 14 through April 14. Even as a child I remember the accepted belief that anything ‘made in China’ was of inferior quality and basically nothing but junk. That premise has now changed into the belief that the Chinese are taking jobs away from those of us who work in this country. Yet I know of no one in our country today who would be able to accept work at

the pay scale in place in China. The workers receive no benefits, thus further decreasing the cost of production for the company involved. I have a wonderful nephew who creates beautiful tie-dye clothing. His business is over twenty five years old and it wasn’t until four years ago he had to travel to India to work with a factory in that country to produce his products. It was that or close the business down. If he had done so there would have been no jobs left. As it is he now employs almost as many as he once did because of the increase in orders. However, those now employed are not dyers. An avid pro-American workers person, David came to the point in his work when he simply could not produce his products within this country’s labor market and had to turn to India to have the dying done. The resultant product is every bit as well done and David can continue to offer it for sale in our country for an affordable price. Our life style in the US is so far above that of other nations that its resultant cost demands we work for a much higher income level. I doubt if any of us would be willing to give up our way of living to move to India or China or elsewhere to produce those products which are now being made there/*. In the same day’s emails I received information on how I can reach out to those human beings who are undergoing terrible tragedies in Japan as I type. It is with great pride that I witness the aid our nation and most of us who live within its borders are extending to these hurting people. The thought of having to seal myself within the walls of my apartment and exist within it for an unforeseen time is beyond my ability to comprehend. And the thought that I might be alive and my son or daughter gone from my

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bor forces. The beginning of “hard times” is upon Boyne. The Boyne City Gaylord and Alpena Railroad reduce its work force by one third. Extraordinarily heavy snow accumulation, exerting its cumulative weight, causes the school gym roof to collapse on Christmas morning. The weight caused the structures sidewalls to move out and the roof came down. Veterans from Boyne City apply for a charter for a Legion Post at Boyne City. The Post to be called Ernest Peterson Post, Department of Michigan No. 228. The chartering members are: Oris l. Chance Wi l liam D. Fairchild O. B. Mccutcheon L. R. Barnes James H. Quick James R. Dean Lewis W. Tooley R. F. Barden Tracy M. La Croix Carl L. Agan Max M. Harper L. A. Simpkins William H. Lanz Wo r t h A. Johnson Howard Carl Middleton Under seal on the 29 day of July 1920. 1920 The formal charter reads, “The American Legion at Boyne City, to be known as

Ernest Peterson Post No. 228, Department of Michigan, first day of October, 1920.” The old stave mill, near the lakefront on South Lake Street and owned by the R.E.A.., is pressed into service as a temporary gym and area for basketball practice. Later, the east side of the Odd Fellows building is used for the school sport program. This became known as the Water Street Gymnasium. During the 1920’s the school population declined along with the timber business. Area employment waned as people began to move elsewhere. After a study of the health of Boyne City school children and a finding returned that some are suffering from improper diet and basic malnutrition, a hot lunch program is initiated. The school and some parents of the community share the cost. Later a charge of 0.03 cents is levied for a hot bowl of soup or cocoa. Local county population figures as compiled by the Washington Bureau of Census; Years 1920 1910 1900 Charlevoix county 15,788 19,157 13,956 Cities Boyne City

4,284 5,218 912 Charlevoix 2,218 2,420 2,079 East Jordan 2,428 2,516 1,205 Townships Bay Township 378 466 503 Boyne Valley Twp. Including Boyne Falls Village 807 952 1258 Chandler Township 259 397 273 Charlevoix Township 101 207 178 Evangeline Township 226 228 342 Eveline Township 594 768 847 Hayes Township 708 854 780 Hudson Township 209 673 255 Marion Township 694 636 681 Melrose Township 466 675 620 Norwood Township 292 366 652 Peaine Township 243 370 372 St. James Township 536 695 420 South Arm Township 744 910 1,634 Wilson Township 601 806 945 Edward May III Curmudgeonly Historian

life forever is inconceivable. Yet I know there are thousands of Japanese who are struggling with this trauma as I write. I read in yesterday’s USA Today that the Hindu religion embraces a thirty-three year grieving program for those dealing with the death of a loved one. In telling Nancy, my minister daughter, of this she responded, “Yes. Thirty-three years could be seen to represent a generation and the Hindu religion suggests this grieving program as it allows the living to remember those they have lost on an annual basis for an extended time. I nodded in agreement. Although for centuries the Christians designated a year long time for grieving and the wearing of black, both religions allow us to understand that the human mind has embraced the fact that grief is not easily set aside. The American Indians had similar customs which allowed them to continue to respectfully recall those who had died. This varied from tribe to tribe. As I watch the photographs shown hour after hour on my TV screen I see the many bridges suddenly appearing over the destruction and deprivation in Japan. Some are only a few feet long such the one on which a fully equipped medic tests a child for exposure to radio activity. Yet others are thousands of miles long as they stretch from distant countries. Across their miraculous surfaces the essentials of life rush into waiting arms. Ships and airplanes follow them to their destinations. Any of us can add our bit to this

effort by telephone or internet. The need will extend far into the future. Such bridges suddenly appear in the skies of Boyne City whenever the unexpected descends on one of its residents. I know so well the feeling of support that wraps around one when the stream we stand beside overflows and begins to rile itself. When Ed and I lost our widowed daughter, Mary, twenty years ago, Boyne City folk reached out to us with their overwhelming love and help. Some we couldn’t call by name. I am always impressed by the loving listing of those in need of community help and care that hangs on the wall at Water Street Café. And the response by various community organizations and churches to financial need as they offer dinners of benefit is an ongoing ‘bridge’; often allowing the dream of an education to brighten the life of a student. Some bridges remain; others vanish as their use ends. Our outstanding school system is an unusually sturdy and magnificent bridge as it helps our youth enter the dreams of their life wonderfully prepared for its demands. Add to this the summer swim and sailing programs and extensive sports programs and the parks in which to hold them. Although many of the ‘bridges over troubled waters’ that suddenly appear out of what seems to be no where eventually disappear after serving their purposes; they all find their origins in the minds, hearts and pocketbooks of our community members.

Knowing Boyne City as I do I am certain it is striding across that ‘Bridge Over Troubled Waters’ that suddenly extends far to the west to embrace those in such desperate need in Japan. And with that help go our prayers for courage, strength, health, comfort and love. Bless you all, Anne

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Polymer Clay & Crafts Guild Forming The Polymer Clay & Crafts Guild of Northwest Michigan is forming locally and welcomes those interested in working with polymer clay and other arts and crafts forms. If you have a skill to teach or would like to take classes, or if you would like to be notified of upcoming events, please submit your contact information on the Guild web site at Inquiries may also be sent via mail to P.O. Box 862, Boyne City, MI 49712. American Legion Fundraiser Boyne City’s American Legion, Ernest Peterson Post 228, is selling 2011 calendars to raise funds for future scholarship programs for area students. Funds will also be used to support area service men and women currently serving, both overseas and stateside, and for local Legion programs. Calendars, which are being sold for $10 each, will be available from many post members, at the post, 302 S. Lake St. during Tuesday night Bingo hours or by contacting Brian Morrison, committee chair, at 231-330-4990. We thank you for your support of your local American Legion. 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 someone you know plays

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an instrument or has played in the past and would like to join the band, please contact Director, Becky Palmiter at 5823734, President, Leslie Cunningham at 547-2145 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.

Boyne Mountain celebrated its annual Carnival and Krazy Daze from March 18 to 20. Events included the Slush Cup wherein snowboarders and skiers raced across an open pool of freezing slush and water.

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

Camp Daggett Summer Camp Registration Still Open Summer camp registration is still in full swing at Camp Daggett on Walloon Lake. Over two-thirds of the openings have been filled, but there’s still time to register for select weeks during the summer of 2011. Campers signing up for the first week of camp (June 19-25) will receive a $50 discount. Wilderness Adventure trips also still have openings. Camp Daggett offers eight one-week coed camping sessions starting June 19 and ending August 13, 2011. Scholarships are available to campers who need financial assistance. Every year, over 1,000 children ages 7-14 get the opportunity to spend a week at Camp Daggett. They experience the beauty of the natural environment that the camp provides, make new friends, try new things and have loads of fun. The summer program also develops a feeling of acceptance, respect and courage that campers take home with them. Camping provides a setting in which children can live, learn, and develop skills that are useful throughout their lives. Activities include adventure ropes courses, archery, group sports and games, sailing, swimming, canoeing and fishing, arts and crafts and nature study, hikes, campfires and camp outs. The program answers a child’s search for adventure in an environment that is upbeat and wholesome. Appetites are satisfied with nourishing, family style meals served in beautiful Mac Hall, a picturesque log dining room overlooking Walloon Lake. Camp Daggett Summer Camp Applications are available online at Please check the website for available weeks, or call (231) 347-9742. If you have a free, nonprofit or fund-raising event you would like considered for publication, send the time, date and location of the event along with other pertinent information to:


MARCH 24 BOYNE VALLEY GARDEN CLUB MEETING The Boyne Valley Garden Club will meet Thurs, March 24, 1 pm at the Boyne District Library. Summer 2011 garden planning will be discussed as well as fundraising topics, and general business. Hostesses are Susie Dickow, Kathleen Donahue, and Lou MacLachlan.

MARCH 25 & 26 GUYS AND DOLLS AT BCHS “GUYS AND DOLLS” is this year’s spring musical for the Boyne City High School Drama Department.

exhibit March 25 - 27 Boyne Arts Collective invites photographers to submit their photographs at 210 S Lake Street, Boyne City on March 25, 26, or 27 from 12 until 4 PM for the upcoming First Annual Photography Exhibit. The art pieces must be framed and ready to hang. The pieces submitted will be juried on March 28. the Opening Reception for the artists will be held from 6 to 8 PM on April 1 at the South Gallery, 210 S Lake Street. June Storm will be the curator of the Show. Call her at (231) 582-1745 if there are questions. Visit for more information on artists submissions, other events at the Art Center, and BAC Stage concerts at Boyne Arts Collective. March 26 Fashion Show fundraiser Fashion Show Benefit at The House on the Hill Bed & Breakfast (9661 Lake St. Ellsworth) Saturday, March 26, 2011, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Donation of $10 to benefit The Good Samaritan Food Pantry Exciting Spring fashions will be modeled. 20% off purchases Refreshments served R.S.V.P. to (231) 588-6304

Showtime is 7 p.m. on March 19, 25 and 26; and 2 p.m. on March 20 in the Performing Arts Center at the high school. Call 231-439-8100 for ticket information. March 27 - 29 Boyne Arts Collective Events March 29: (Tuesdays) 7-8 pm, Open Dance classes at the Boyne Arts Collective, 210 S. Lake St. March 27: Bob & Susan Fawcett’s Benefit for the Blissfest Arts Recreation Center, 4-6 pm at the Boyne Arts Collective, 210 S. Lake St., Boyne City

March 26 Maple Sugaring Maple Sugaring Open House: Sat-

urday, March 26th, 10 am to 3 pm Come out to the Martha Wagbo Farm and Education Center for a fascinating glimpse into our maple sugaring operation! Browse our maple-themed bake sale, take a naturalist-led hike out to the sugar

bush, receive a tour of our sugar shack, and watch maple syrup being made right in front of you. Bring your kids out to meet our friendly farm animals. We will be serving samples of maple sap and syrup served over ice cream. There will be a drawing for three syrup-themed door prizes. Donations suggested. For more info, contact Wagbo at 231-536-0333, or email MARCH 29 BLOOD DRIVE There will be an American Red Cross Blood Drive at Charlevoix Area Hospital on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 from 10am until 4pm. Every two seconds someone in America needs blood, but only five percent of the eligible U.S. population donates blood in any given year. And, there is no substitute for human blood. The Red Cross collects nearly half (45 percent) of the nation’s blood supply, providing more than 14 million blood products to some 3,000 hospitals nationwide. Each unit donated has the potential to help three people. Making a donation is quick and easy-taking about an hour-and a single blood donation can help up to three people. To be eligible to donate blood, an individual needs to be at least 17 year’s old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general

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good health. Please call Kathy Jacobsen RN today to schedule your appointment at 231-547-8906. March 29 SHARPSHOOTERS OF CHARLEVOIX COUNTY The Charlevoix County History Preservation Society presents its first History Speaker Series for 2011: SHARPSHOOTERS IN THE ARMY OF GENERAL GRANT – Native Americans from Charlevoix County Fought in the Civil War THE STORY OF COMPANY K Speaker Chris Czopek Noted Lansing Historian & Author 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29 at the Charlevoix Public Library community rooom at 220 West Clinton St., Charlevoix. Free & Open to the Public. Info on all of our events is on our website at April 1 BAC Photog Show Our 1st. annual Photography show opens on Friday, April 1. There will be a reception for the artist on Friday from 3:00 to whenever? The photos must be submitted framed and ready to hang on Friday, March 25, or Sat March 26 or Sunday March 27th between 12:00 to 4:00. When submitting artwork, please fill out the proper paperwork in the consignment book. The photos will be juried into the show on Monday March 28. Any questions, Call June Storm at 2315821745. The show is open to all members, or anyone who would like to become a member. The Cruise Show pictures must be picked up on those same three days and sign them out of the consignment book. At this time we are also asking for Spring and Summer items for the North Gallery as I want to change from the Fall and Winter look it has now. Also note that in the future we will be asking for the Morel inspired paintings and other items for Morel week, and Nautical paintings again when we have the big boat race here in the summer. Lots of new and exciting things coming for the BAC. April 8 Wagbo potluck

Martha Wagbo Farm and Education Center Second Friday Potluck:Woodcock Walk Friday, April 8th, 7 pm Come out to our monthly potluck program for an evening of good food, fun company, and interesting presentations. The potluck starts at 7 pm. Bring a dish to pass if you can; but it’s not required, so don’t feel obligated! Wagbo provides drinks and table service. The program begins at 8 pm with an evening viewing the spectacularly dramatic courtship display of the woodcock. Find out why they are nicknamed “the Little Brown Ghost” as we sneak through forest and field to experience our local harbingers of spring. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to encounter the wild animals that live in the Jordan River Valley. Great for individuals, couples, and families! Free and open to the public. For more info, contact Wagbo at 231-

April 28 Boyne Business Expo The Boyne Area Chamber has set Thursday, April 28 as the date for its third annual Business Expo and Taste of Boyne, which will again be held from 3 to 7 p.m. at the former Carter’s store. Exhibitor registration forms will be available March 4. Last year’s expo was one of Northern Michigan’s largest business networking events, as 1,000 people came to see 85 local exhibitors, including 10 Taste of Boyne booths. Admission to the event is $5, and exhibitors receive extra admission passes for their employees and

clients. This exciting expo will again include great food, art, networking, music, business exhibits and the unveiling of the 2011-12 Boyne Area Visitors Guide. Soft drinks, wine and beer on draft will be available. APRIL 12 NCMC CLASSES 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 well-being. 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. 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. April 30 Fashion Show Luncheon The Circle of Strength cancer resource program of Charlevoix Area Hospital is once again hosting the Fashion Show Luncheon. Saturday April 30, 2011 2-4 p.m. at the Charlevoix Public Library. March 23 NCMC Concert Freedom Sings®, a musical celebration of the First Amendment, will be presented at North Central Michigan College on March 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the Student and Community Resource Center gymnasium on the Petoskey campus. This program is part of the Lecture Series and is free and open to the public.

entirety at the East Jordan campus of North Central Michigan College. This certificate prepares the student for a position in a small business, corporate, government, institutional setting or to produce professional office work from home. Coursework includes training in office skills and basic small computer operations. Pre-requisite courses are offered in East Jordan during the 2011 summer session, with the certificate program beginning in the fall. The courses are offered in the evenings and on weekends. Many of the office administrative services (OAS) courses are 8-weeks in length; therefore the student can complete two courses in one semester.For more information, contact Susan Cannon at 231-536-9702 or

May 4 Tai Chi Classes Tai Chi Classes at the Boyne District Library. Morning Tai Chi classes will continue to meet on Wednesdays at The Boyne District Library in Boyne City. Classes are held in the downstairs Community Room. Classes are $5 each class, open to everyone. This session will continue through May 4, 2011. We will miss a class April 6 The beginner’s class meets from 9:00- 9:50. 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. 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 lev-

May 1 Starlight Dinner Auction Bergmann Center’s Annual “Starlight” Dinner and Live Auction 2011. Bergmann Center is pleased to announce their 9th annual “Starlight” Dinner and Live Auction held Sunday, May 1, 2011 at the Community Building located in the Fairgrounds in Petoskey. Browse the auction items with entertainment at 12:30 p.m., dinner catered by Grey Gables Restaurant at 1:30 p.m. and auctioneer John Murray of Charlevoix beginning at 2:30 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of fun, great food, entertainment and auction items beyond compare! Call 231-547-2979 for ticket information.

els 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 Email -


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Pictured at the top of the page is an AV-8B Harrier on the New Iwakuni Runway on the base where Daniel Reed works. Directly above is a shot of Disney Japan, and Below, are Daniel’s wife Laura and daughters Lauren and Daniella in traditional Japanese garb.

gan State University. “We now call Boyne City home, ever since I was a city planner,” he said. Currently, Reed has been stationed in Japan for two years and he is signed-up for an additional one that will be last of his tour. Along with working on an assortment of projects, Reed also handles a rather large staff. “I supervise 12 employees, which include a navy enlisted person, a navy lieutenant, US Civil Service people, and Japanese Nationals,” Reed said. “Our projects include anything from design to working directly with the Ministry of Defense of Japan.” Reed went on to say that any projects he is undertaking must be approved by the Ministry of Defense in order to be green-lighted. Considering this, he said it is important to remember that Japan owns the land the U.S. bases are on. “We have to be good neighbors,” he said. “I have to know airfield planning, explosives storage planning … and port facilities planning. Luckily, the Department of Defense has done a good job at providing training.” Now, with the recent disaster in Japan, Reed said his base is looking to keep an eye out for trouble and open arms for help. “Our area was not affected in the earthquake,” he said. “Although we are watching the nuclear issue closely.” He also said his base is being used as a staging point for rescue efforts in northern Japan. “Actually, our flight-line is full of C-130’s that are ready to head north if needed,” Reed said. Reed said the issues plaguing Japan are serious right now, and he hopes that people will lending a helping hand. “The scale of the earthquake, tsunami, resulting fires, nuclear fallout and unrelenting cold and snow in northern Japan is almost incomprehensible,” he said. “Japan is a major ally, trading partner and friend. Please help them in any way you can.” On a more personal note, Reed’s daughters would like to issue a “Hello” to their friends in Boyne City Schools, and Reed himself would like to issue greeting to his parents Bob and Bobbie Reed as well.

Pictured at the top of the page is Boyne City resident Daniel Reed, who is currently working for the military in Japan, as he tries to maneuver chopsticks. Pictured directly above is Hiroshima Peace Park with the Building that survived the Abomb during World War II. Daniel and his daughters Daniella and Lauren pre seen below at Disney Japan.

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