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Boyne City



Volume 2, Issue 31

City mulls mil, health liability


Rayne Palmer, 5, of the Upper Peninsula, may not be bowling a 300 yet, but with the look of determination on her face she could be a real contender. Rayne and her family were at Boyne City Lanes last Saturday. She was in town visiting her grandmother.

The Boyne City Commission, led by commissioner Dan Adkison’s call to reduce the millage rate, began the 2011-2012 budget work session on Tuesday, March 22. The meeting was highlighted by a contentious conversation on just where the proposed .25 mills in savings would come from. “I’d like to see at least a quarter of a mill reduction,” Adkison said. “And, I’m not micromanaging the staff’s budget.” While the proposed $9.7 mil-

lion Boyne City budget is down from $10.8 million last year due to the completion of several large infrastructure projects, the commission ultimately directed staff to find an additional quarter mill in savings. Adkison said the people of Boyne City are struggling under the current economy and could use some relief. The major focus on cuts surrounded the post-retirement health insurance stipend which costs $264 per employee, per month for up to 10 years. “I would propose we get rid of

»BUDGET , pg. 4

Pic’ pact Firemen hot over ‘Screw’ move proffers peace BENJAMIN GOHS ASSOCIATE EDITOR

CHRIS FAULKNOR EDITOR The issue surrounding the photos in the Boyne City Historical Museum has come, for the moment, to a resolution when an agreement was signed by City Manager Michael Cain and local historian Edward May III. This debate, MICHAEL CAIN which had been unsolved for almost six months, began when Edward May III, a local historian who frequently contributed to The Boyne City Gazette, began the process of beginning a photo archive. This archive, intended to be free for the public and inclusive of any and all historic photos of Boyne City, quickly grew to include hundreds of pictures from the Library, service clubs, churches, and individual contributors. “I am doing this because I won’t let Boyne City’s history be forgotten,” May said. “Every time someone dies, a part of our history goes with them.” This archiving procedure also carries the benefit of having this pictures backed up in multiple locations, insuring that they will never be lost or destroyed.

»PHOTOS , pg. 20


• Seek the Truth, Serve the Citizens • Wednesday, March 30, 2011




Boyne City commissioners are considering moving several municipal operations to the old Federal Screw Works building in the city’s industrial park. And the idea is meeting some resistance. “I’m here to represent a committee we formed at the fire department expressing our concerns about the relocation (to) Federal Screw,” Boyne City fireman Scott Carlston told commissioners during their March 22, regu-

lar meeting. “We realize you guys haven’t gone forward with that, but we have done a study.” Officials at the Boyne City Fire Department prepared a fourpage report in response to the city’s consideration to move the facility. In it, fire officials discuss, primarily, response times, fire insurance ratings, citizen support and call locations. “The fire department personnel respectfully challenge the idea that moving the fire service facility to the Air Industrial Park would be feasible or in the best interest of the citizens it serves

and property it protects,” they state in their report. “Moving the fire department to the industrial park would be ill-advised. Increased response times will inevitably result in increased property loss and potential loss of life.” They added, “While it is recognized that there exists a need for a centralized public safety building, careful planning should take place. Boyne City Mayor Chuck Vondra made it clear that the savings from such a move could be

••• INSIDE this week

City researches issue Page 20

MJ Store Moratorium

U.S. Census numbers are in PAGE 14

More Growth in Boyne City

»fire , pg. 4

Boyne renews trail support BENJAMIN GOHS ASSOCIATE EDITOR

promised $11,072; and Evangeline Township has committed $33,216. Fund-raising efforts from private donors are expected to yield the remaining $44,312 needed. Boyne City commissioners Construction of the trail is conunanimously renewed support tingent upon all the aforemenfor the proposed non-motorized tioned entities’ ability to be trail from Boyne City to the USawarded said state and federal 31 crossroad. grants. A lengthy discussion A public hearing on from locals, some I don’t like telling people ... to go the proposed trail in favor – some ophad been scheduled somewhere else because we don’t posed, on the trail for March 23, at the resulted from the have what they’re looking for. Charlevoix County Tuesday, March 22, JIM BAUMANN/CHAMBER Board meeting, but regular Boyne City was subsequently reCommission meetscheduled for Tuesing. the Bay-Evangeline Township day, March 29. Results from the “This is very similar to the ap- line which is basically where the meeting were not available by plication we made several years Park of the Pines is at.” press time. ago,” said Charlevoix County Slated to measure just over three During the March 22, meeting, Planner and unofficial trail proj- miles, from Boyne City, this first Sullivan addressed concerns ect spokesman Larry Sullivan. phase of trail is expected to cost that the trail will be costly to loSullivan said the new proposal nearly $1 million. cal taxpayers. has changed due to a decrease in In all, $88,000 in matching funds “The DNRE will have $25 to the availability of state grants – will be needed to complete the $30 million to spend on the from $500,000 to $300,000 per first leg of the trail. trails, and it has to be spent on request; and the first leg of the Officials from Boyne City have »TRAIL , pg. 4

May informational meetings scheduled

trail project construction would be shorter than earlier projected. “Two years ago we were looking at starting the trail at the corner of Court and Robinson and taking the trail to Sumner Road in Bay Township,” he said. “With some of the funding constraints from the DNRE Trust Fund, we’ve elected to stop the trail at

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2  Boyne City GAZETTE  March 30, 2011

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Weather Wednesday March 30 Partly Cloudy 42 ° Thursday March 31 Partly Cloudy 45 ° Friday April 1 Few Snow Showers 35 ° Saturday April 2 Mostly Cloudy 40 ° Sunday April 3 Rain/Snow Showers 47 ° Monday April 4 Showers 45 ° Tuesday April 5 Showers 44 °

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“Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.”

This is an‘My Two Cents’ other quote that I wish CHRIS FAULKNOR I could take credit for, which belongs to Joanne Rowling. We have, as you can see, had a rough week. Carole Hague, a woman for whom I have a great deal of respect, passed away in our upper peninsula at the age of 61. As sad as that makes me, I take comfort that she died doing something she loved — skiing in a place she loved — our outdoors. In nearby Petoskey, an 18 year

old young man died in a car accident. In my opinion, 18 is far too young to die, and without even knowing his name, I feel sadness for the family of this individual. You can see that so far, my column has been filled with sadness. One might even wonder, “Why does our local newspaper print such things? Can’t we keep it positive?” Some people might even use this phrase in comparing us with others, speaking up about having positive news. News is not positive or negative ... it is news. It is not our job to decide what is good and what is bad ... it is our job to report on it all. You will never see something missing from our paper because we didn’t like it, or because it made me sad.

I can promise you that it all goes in. I have put people I know and care about in the Court Reporter section several times, because it is not my job to decide which people found guilty in the courts the public needs to know about. In fact, if I were convicted of something, you would see my name printed alongside all of the others. I have reported on suicides, tragic deaths, crimes committed, complaints filed, families ripped apart, and our own citizens numbed by fear and sadness. I will keep doing this, because it is not my place to decide what the citizens deserve to know about their home town. That being said, we are not without our positives. It was my 23rd birthday on Sunday, and I had the op-

portunity to spend time with my family, friends, and girlfriend. I was proud to watch our Boyne City High School Drama Group put on an excellent production of Guys and Dolls. Our weather is improving, and spring is on the way. Several businesses have opened, the ones we have are staying strong, and we are a community united through everything. The Gazette prints the “happy stuff” too, but does not limit the content based on how it makes people feel. Here is my final question: “If you are only getting the ‘happy’ news, are you really getting the news at all?” My commitment to you: by picking up an issue of The Boyne City Gazette, you will get the news — all of it.

A Bit of Boyne History History of the USMC

Origins The United States Marine Corps traces its institutional roots to the Continental EDWARD MAY III Marines of the American Revolutionary War, formed at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, by a resolution of the Second Continental Congress on 10 November 1775, to raise 2 battalions of Marines. That date is regarded and celebrated as the date of the Marine Corps’ “birthday”. At the end of the American

Revolution, both the Continental Navy and Continental Marines were disbanded in April 1783. Although individual Marines stayed on for the few American naval vessels left, the last Continental Marine was discharged in September 1783. The institution itself would not be resurrected until 1798. In that year, in preparation for the Naval War with France, Congress created the United States Marine Corps. Marines had been enlisted by the War Department as early as August 1797 for service in the new build frigates authorized by Congress. The “Act to provide a Naval Armament” of March 18, 1794 authorizing them had specified the numbers of Marines to be recruited for each frigate.

The Marines’ most famous action of this period occurred during the First Barbary War (1801–1805) against the Barbary pirates, when William Eaton and First Lieutenant Presley O’Bannon led eight Marines and 500 mercenaries in an effort to capture Tripoli. Though they only reached Derna, the action at Tripoli has been immortalized in the Marines’ hymn and the Mameluke Sword carried by Marine officers. During the War of 1812, Marine naval detachments took part in the great frigate duels that characterized the war, which were the first American victories in the conflict. Their most significant contributions were delaying the British march to Washington, D.C. at the

Battle of Bladensburg and holding the center of Gen. Andrew Jackson’s defensive line at the defense of New Orleans. By the end of the war, the Marines had acquired a well-deserved reputation as expert marksmen, especially in ship-to-ship actions. After the war, the Marine Corps fell into a depression that ended with the appointment of Archibald Henderson as its fifth commandant in 1820. Under his tenure, the Corps took on expeditionary duties in the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, Key West, West Africa, the Falkland Islands, and Sumatra. Commandant Hen-

I was taught spelling through the phonetic approach. Why that was ever considered a viable method I have never been able to determine. There is no way one can spell our language by the pronunciation of its words. Add to this the dilemma of the words which have two or more unrelated meanings. An example is the simple four letter one, “bark.” It is the name of the outside covering of a tree, but also that

of the sound of a dog being vocal. Both “barks” are nouns (names of something). However, one refers to a thing we touch and the other, a sound we hear. To further confuse the meaning of “bark” all one has to do is add the prefix “em” and yet another meaning wraps itself into the word. It now is a verb (the name of an action) and we immediately envision a person climbing aboard a boat, train or plane.

But wait. They could also be starting out on an education, a business, an adventure or some other special endeavor. The word silently infers that whatever it is the person is starting out on is something either difficult, long or in some way more special than just “climbing aboard.” Tack “dis” in front of the “em” and the person has turned around and is leaving their journey or vessel.

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A look at the fascinating syntax of American language The English language as it has been manipulated by Americans fascinates me. And, as most of you have discovered, ‘Beautiful Boyne’ I do have ANNE THURSTON my problems with its spelling. As an early elementary student

» BEAUTIFUL, pg. 17

Time to end mismanaged public entities This country is besieged by union members who are failing to do the work we taxpayers pay them to do. isconsin ‘Conservative Corner’ W unions, inKAREN PETERS cluding the police, are boycotting businesses which won’t publicly support them. Some teachers in Michigan have received pay raises of 173 percent in as little as 11 years, and negotiated increases in health care and retirement benefits of over 200 percent in the same amount of time. Keep in mind that their pay

reflects a salary for only nine months of the year. Teachers in several states are allowed to take retirement, immediately return to work fulltime, and then continue to retain their up to 90 percent of pre-retirement income while being fully paid for their new job. A recent poll in New York City shows that 78 percent of voters there think that layoffs should be based on performance and not on seniority. Union thugs and some union members are making multiple death threats in Wisconsin, and making it personal and dangerous by protesting at the home of Wisconsin’s Governor. We now learn that the Michigan Education Association Board of Directors have voted unani-

mously to “ratchet up their efforts”, authorizing “significant activities” including work stoppage. This lines up well with the Madison Troublemaker’s School, wherein “working people” (union members) who are “under assault” learn techniques for “fighting back,” as they state. Even if what they say is true about being under assault, that would be only the 10 percent of Americans who are unionized. Many Americans feel they are under assault from having to pay budget-busting union contracts. madison Michigan’s budget calls for a mere 5 percent decrease in

funding to schools. Michigan’s teachers are forbidden by law to strike, for that takes away from their students the right to be educated. Teachers who participate in an illegal strike by law are supposed to lose their pay for that day, and the local union is to be fined $5,000 for each infraction. Without weighing in on the proposal for the state to appoint emergency managers for failing school districts, if the schools and their unions had not put in place perks which cannot be supported, this proposal would never have been presented by our Governor. When unions stop their demands that we the people must

» PETERS, pg. 17

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COPS & COURTS BOYNE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT WEEKLY REPORT Tuesday, March 15 9:22am Unlock in the Industrial Park 11:46am Request for civil standby in the 800 block of Douglas St 1:26pm 2 vehicle private property accident in the 300 block of E Division St 5:37pm Driving complaint received on M-75 N and State St 8:16pm Motorist assist on W Water St 8:50pm Assist ambulance in the 800 block of S Park St 10:27pm Unlock in the 700 block of Wenonah St Wednesday, March 16 1:15am Citation issued for No Proof of Insurance

2:28am Subject arrested for OWI. Also cited for expired registration and No Proof of Insurance. 7:21am Dispatched injured deer at Division St and Boyne Av 3:02pm Private property damage accident in the 300 block of N Lake St 3:30pm Unlock in the 600 block of Grant St 4:47pm report of Car Deer Accident that occurred at Division St and Contractor Dr Thursday, March 17 10:30am Citizen in with fraudulent money order received in the mail 10:37am Report of larceny from the 1000 block of Boyne

Av 11:21am Investigation of Controlled Substance Act on McLean St 3:00pm Report of dog running at large in the 100 block of E Michigan 3:20pm Unlock in the 100 block of Silver St 4:53pm Citation issued for violation of 2 hour parking ordinance in the 100 block of E Water St. 5:31pm Report of assault in the 300 block of E Division St Friday, March 18 10:47am 911 hang up from the 1000 block of Boyne Av 11:14am 911 hang up from the 1000 block of Boyne Av

Letters from our Readers WRC ‘thanks’ Editor: The St. Patrick’s Day FUNdraiser held at cava in Bay Harbor to benefit the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan (WRC) was another great success. The event helped us raise more than $9,000. Many thanks to all of those who attended the event; donated items for both auctions; bid on items in the silent auction; placed bids during the fun and spirited live auction; helped obtain a bevy of wonderful auction items; volunteered to help prior to, during and after the event; and to WRC staff members. We especially thank the staff and management at cava who provided the opportunity to hold this event at their exceptional restaurant along with the bounty of delicious hors d’oeuvres created by their talented team. We live in a truly gracious community, and we appreciate your ongoing support and confidence in the WRC as a worthy recipient of your charitable dollars. Deb Smith WRC Assistant Director Don’t cheat the working class Editor: I am writing this in reference to the article (“A Call for Accountability in the Land of Cheese and Panic” -- Karen Peters, March 2).

I agree that some of what she says is common sense but some of it is the usual Republican double talk and anti middle class hate talk. I agree that the NEA has overstepped its bounds in some of its demands and benefits just as many non-public unions have done. Tenure and fully funded health insurance are examples. But as to their wages being too high is nonsense. It seems that many people would much rather pay workers $75,000 to turn nuts and bolts on an assembly line than pay a teacher a decent wage to teach their children. Which is more important to them? Since public employees and teachers in Wisconsin have agreed to all the Governors requests for lower wages and benefits what else is it that Ms. Peters thinks should be taken away, the right to stick up for themselves, the right to have a union like everyone else has the right to? Why does the Gov­ernor only target public employees to give up on wages and benefits? Why not be all inclusive and fair and target every­one through general taxation to help balance the state’s bud­get and not just a select few who he evidently hates? This kind of action is known as selective taxation. Make a certain segment of society pay because the politicians don’t

have the backbone nor the decency to do their jobs properly and hon­ estly by requiring the whole of society to share the burden. There are not very many things more important for children than a good education, which in turn requires that good com­petent people go into the education field. These people also have families to support and won’t become teachers if the in­centives are not there. Ms. Peters and the Republican Party do not seem to think that a good education and public ser­vice are very important. The article states that only 32 percent of eighth-grade students in Wisconsin are proficient in reading. Of course there are teachers that are not competent in their jobs just as there are in every profession and trade. But to lower the incentives for the teaching profession as Wisconsin is trying to do will surely not help raise that 32 percent. It’s becoming increasingly evident that the Republican Party wants to dumb down America. The right to union membership was not given to teachers and public employees by JFK as “payback for votes” as Ms. Peters states. It was given as a tool for the teaching profession avid public service to bring in a more highly educated and compet­ent level of teachers and

3:56am Driving complaint received on N Lake St 9:05pm Citation issued for No Proof of Insurance and defective headlight Saturday, March 19 9:08am Citation issued for No Proof of Insurance. Verbal warning for speed 9:22am Citation issued for No Proof of Insurance. Verbal warning for speed. 9:52am Citation issued for No Proof of Insurance. Verbal warning for speed and no turn signal. 12:47pm Missing person reported from the 400 block of S East St 7:34pm Juvenile complaint from the 600 block of E Main

St 7:49pm Barking dog reported in the 500 block of W Michigan Av Sunday, March 20 1:23pm Suspicious item located in the 200 block of State St 2:09am Unlock in the 300 block of E Division St 2:57am Citation issued for No Proof of Insurance. Verbal warning for speed Monday, March 21 9:10am Report of abandoned vehicle in the 1300 block of Boyne Av 3:25pm 2 vehicle private property damage in the 1000 block of Boyne Av

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employees. She states that paying union dues is a “built in slush fund from our taxpayers dollars”. Another false statement on her part. Union dues are not paid for through public taxation. Union dues come out of employees wages. Are any working per­sons union dues paid for by their employer? This is pure nonsense. Ms. Peters insinuates that all federal employees pay union dues.

Another false statement. Many federal places of bus­iness are not unionized because most of employees are not pro-union. There are other legitimate ways for government to increase revenue; one of which is to make the wealthy and corporations pay their fair share of the tax burden without having to cheat the middle and lower classes. Why doesn’t Ms. Peters point this out as a possibility? Robert Reed Boyne City

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that program,” said Boyne City Mayor Chuck Vondra. “It’s $1.1 million in maximum exposure.” Vondra said the proposal should not affect current, but future retirees. “I think we have to fund it for the people that are there now,” Vondra said. “I know this isn’t a popular discussion, but how do we react when we print our benefits in the newspaper – what would the response be?” Boyne City Manager Michael Cain said the salary and benefits package is higher on average than those in Boyne City’s private sector. “If we have somebody who is getting close to retirement that anticipated this coming forward should they just be cut off and it just disappears?” he said. “I can see some type of a transition period. This was a controversial program when it went in, but the fact is the city put it in for right or wrong.” The program was instead before


From Page 1 substantial. “(What) If we can purchase that building at the same cost as building a new DPW that houses three facilities instead of one,” Vondra said. “I’m not saying we can. This is all hypothetical (but) was this part of the analysis that you guys did?” Carlston said it was not, and that they focused on the health and safety aspects of the proposed move. According to the report, a structure fire can double in size every 30 to 60 seconds; and reaction time to accidents is also critical. “The ‘golden hour’ is the time standard whereby a critical trauma patient – i.e. a car crash victim that requires extrication – needs to reach … (the) operating room to have the best chance for survival,” the report states. “The point of the previous two statements is that time is of the essence in the fire service.” They added, “Moving a fire

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those,” he said. “If they’re not utilized by Charlevoix County, they will be utilized by someone else.” While the trail received overwhelming support during the meeting, Bay Township resident Bob Taylor had his concerns. “I don’t have a problem going from the city to the park (Young State Park). I think it’s a good idea,” Taylor said. “When you hit Evangeline Township I have a problem.” He added, “I’ve been involved with this issue at least two years and they (trail project officials) were supposed to check with those people (residents along the trail route) to see what their views are and they have not done that.” Boyne City Mayor Chuck Vondra said his major concern is whether the trail would be a liability to the city in the event homeowners along the proposed trail site decide to sue over property rights. Sullivan said, while Boyne City has chosen to be the applicant on the grant – due to the fact that Charlevoix County is not an Act 51 public entity and cannot apply for this type of funding – Charlevoix County will be responsible for any legal ac-

FROM PAGE ONE Cain became city manager. over the other due to careful Our employees get benefits that “We have a big bubble of people planning and use of tax funds. nobody else gets; We haven’t ready to retire and to just yank “We’ve gone down about 25 laid anybody off,” Vondra said. that out … doesn’t strike me as percent in our millage rate,” “I think we’re doing our part quite being fair,” Cain said. “I Cain said. “We’re so strong and I don’t think anybody sitcan see the long-term implica- we’ve paid off debts in cash and ting here begrudges them those tions, and doing something to not incurred additional interest things – but that’s a huge, huge, be proactive, but our financial payments.” huge dollar amount.” house is in order.” Currently, nearly 30 employees He added, “I question whether Adkison said the we can hold our city should have no heads high in the Ask the citizens if they want the liability to pay this community when sort of thing once an millage to support these ... benefits people look at this employee retires. and say, ‘Was this MAYOR CHUCK VONDRA Vondra said at some the right decision point the commisor the wrong decision will be forced sion?’” to choose either retiree health could be eligible for the benefit Cain said there is a case to be benefits or a new department of once they retire at a total cost of made that Boyne City, compared public works building. $29,000 each. to other municipalities, is finan“I know the employees in gen- “Let’s ask the citizens if they cially stable and doesn’t need to eral don’t like to hear that, but at want the millage to support make cuts at this time. some point we still have to run these non-comparable benefits,” “Which five employees do you and maintain this city,” he said. Vondra said. “How does that want to lay off?” Vondra re“I think we’re hampering our- vote go?” sponded. “We’re in a position selves and walking down that Cain said the vote would likely where we’re going to get hampath other people have – and “go down in flames” and added, mered with the decision we and I don’t think we have to do that the city has a moral obliga- make here today out there in that ...I don’t think we can do tion to follow through with what public.” both.” has been promised them. Boyne City Commissioner LauCain argued that the city is in no “Our employees have gotten ra Sansom said one of the city’s position to have to choose one raises when nobody else has; goals is job retention and cre-

ation. “These are good paying jobs,” shes said. “But, I think we’re kind of proud to know we can offer good paying jobs in this community.” Cain added that five or six employees would be affected by this over the next several years. “It’s been in their contracts and it’s been in their handbooks since the city instated it,” he said. Vondra said millage cuts and high financial liabilities cannot both be attained. Cain was directed to check with the city’s labor attorney to ensure they could end the benefit without fear of litigation. Other items of discussion in the budget included mention that there is a zero percent wage increases in the budget for employees across the board. Some roof work and bathroom upgrades are slated in the budget as well as $26,000 for a new police vehicle and $3,000 for Tasers for the police department. The next Boyne City Commission meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12.

station to the Air Industrial Park will drastically increase response times to incidents increasing loss of property and, potentially, life.” According to fire officials, changing the station’s location would more than double the distance from for all 19 firefighters must travel from their residence to the proposed location. “The fire department is integral to the protection of the downtown business district,” the report states. “Currently the fire station location is approximately two blocks to the downtown area. Moving the fire facility to the industrial park would increase that distance by two miles.” Further, “While, on the surface, two miles does not sound like a lot, consideration must ale be taken to the additional response time of current firefighters to that station location.” Officials said during a recent car crash on Camp Daggett Road, the response time would have increased by 10 minutes at least for call time until they ar-

rive on-scene. “An additional 10 minutes for a critically injured trauma patient can be the difference between life and death,” they stated. Number of calls responded to by year: 2010 – 162 calls 2009 – 139 calls 2008 – 173 calls The percentage of calls outside the city: 2010 – 64 percent 2009 – 50 percent 2008 – 51 percent ISO The report also addressed the ISO rating of the city. The ISO is how a municipality is equipped to handle fire emergencies. The higher the rating, the lower the insurance liability. “Increasing response times by an average of seven to 10 minutes will, undoubtedly, have some affect on insurance rates,” the report stated. “More research is required to determine the extend of change.” School Location The report then addressed the potential affect moving the

fire department would have on school response times. “During the school year, pedestrian and vehicular traffic increases around the Boyne City Public Schools campus,” they state. “Several firefighters, when responding to the station to a 911 dispatch, would be traveling past the middle and high schools 100 percent of the time. Based on run history, fire equipment would be traveling back past the schools approximately 95 percent of the time.” Citizen Support The following portion of the report is based on anecdotal conversations fire personnel have had with an unknown number of citizens. “There has not been one report of a Boyne City resident that would be in favor of such a move,” the report states. “It would appear, based on these informal conversations, that it would be difficult to get taxpayer support, if needed, at a public hearing.” Further, “Elected officials do have to make difficult decisions.

They are also supposed to be the voice of the people. Hopefully, the lack of citizen support would be a consideration.” Other Considerations Boyne City firefighters would have to travel through part of Boyne Valley Township’s fire department territory to get to the proposed location. Surrounding townships could be disadvantaged by projected slower response times which, fire officials say, could create a “hard sell” when asking for additional revenue from townships if and when it is necessary. Moving to the industrial park would take the former Federal Screw building off the tax rolls. Fire officials say getting the building ready for fire department use will be costly. Emergency vehicles would be exiting the proposed facility onto a 55 mph highway instead of a city street with slower traffic. Vondra asked Carlston to look at the costs and get back to him with the numbers.

tions related to the trail. Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jim Baumann said this trail has been in the works for long JIM BAUMANN enough. “This is a slam-dunk,” he said. “It’s $11,000 of city money and hundreds of thousands of dollars of state money that’s designated for this sort of thing.” Baumann added, “It’s not like we could cut the budget and save revenue sharing for the city.” Baumann also pointed out that there have been meetings wherein concerned people from near the trail route had the chance to opine. “Those people have been very well informed,” he said. “There are more meetings coming up – I don’t think anybody can say we’re trying to hide what’s going on here.” Informational meetings pertaining to the trail are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. On Thursday, May 26; and both 9 a.m. And 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 28 at Evangeline Township Hall. Boyne City Planner Scott McPherson said the Boyne City

Planning Commission has supported the plan. Boyne City Main Street/DDA Director Hugh Conklin also spoke in favor of the trail. “It’s been a long-term goal to make a connection from downtown to Young State Park,” he said. “It seems like this bike path, with a lot of things we’re doing in the community, adds perfectly into our creation of a sense of place and attracting businesses and entrepreneurs in the local and global marketplace.” Taylor said building the trail past the state park will be dangerous for cyclists and walkers who pass by the driveways of those who live along the route. Baumann said he is blown away that anyone would think the trail will be negative for the community – let alone a danger to it. “This is a big biking community,” he said. “The chamber gets calls from visitors and they want to know where the bike trails are – I don’t like telling people who want to come to my community to go somewhere else because we don’t have what they’re looking for.” Boyne City Commissioner Ron Grunch said it was polyannaish to think the state would allocate half a million dollars for the trail. “I hope one of the options is, if

we can’t get the money as presented, there will be funding to get the state park connected to the city.” Vondra said he supports the trail as long as no-one’s property rights are infringed upon. “I wouldn’t want people infringing on my property,” he said.

Sullivan said 400 to 500 letters detailing the upcoming informational meetings have been sent to those who could be affected by the trail. The Boyne City Gazette will have results from the March 29 public hearing in the April 6 edition of the paper.

CITY OF BOYNE CITY CITY COMMISSION minute synopsis March 22, 2011 Regular Meeting – Approved March 8, 2011 City Commission meeting minutes; Approved lot reconfiguration for Lots 1 & 2 Air Industrial Park Phase II by moving back the common line 95 feet to the west, back to the original configuration changed in 2004; Adopted a six month Resolution for a Moratorium on certain medical marijuana operations and facilities; Approved contract with C2AE for Design Engineering services for $19,500 and contract with Soils and Structures for soil borings for $1,530 for Charlevoix Street; Approved to support and endorse the 2011 Boyne Thunder event to be held on July 8 – 10, 2011, approved to authorize commitment of $11,072 toward the match for and to serve as applicant for the Transportation Enhancement Act Grant in the amount of $565,000 submitted to the Michigan Department of Transportation for Boyne City to US-31 Non-Motorized Trail The next regular City Commission meeting is scheduled for April 12, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Cindy Grice, City Clerk/Treasurer

Libra (9/23-10/23): Try a new hobby this spring; hiking, running, or even something indoors. Get your creative juices and bake or cook! Not only will something new be refreshing to you, but your loved ones too. Scorpio (10/24-11/21): You are a bubbly asset to this spring, Scorpios! Use your personality to encourage a buddy and make them smile. It’s the best gift you can give an individual. Sagittarius (11/22-12/21): Get ready, this month is going to be a bumpy ride. Your hostility towards the glum weather will only bring you down. Try to relax a bit and do something for someone else, it will surely put you in a brighter mood! Capricorn (12/22-1/19): Oh Capricorns, the winter was long, but now you have summer to look forward to. The warm weather will bring you much joy this spring. Aquarius (1/20-2/18): Take this month to appreciate the little things. Listen to the birds start to sing and listen to the peacefulness. Pisces (2/19-3/20): It may seem that winter is never ending, but the spring is definitely on its way. Get ready for some warm weather by going out for a run with a friend.


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By Allyssa Kasper Aries (3/21-4/19): The snow has begun its rapid depletion! Get outside and go for a nice leisurely stroll down the street. The fresh spring air will help snap you out of your winter daze. Taurus (4/20-5/20): Use your spontaneous personality to brighten the day of a loved one! Not only will they be rewarded by your kindness, but it will lighten the mood for you too. Gemini (5/21-6/21): Listen up Geminis! Don’t let the gloomy weather get you down. Take a day for yourself on the 27th to go for a walk, read a good book, or just take in the spring air. Cancer (6/22-7/22): It’s time to shake things up Cancers! Brush off those winter blues and step out of your norm. As spring begins to blossom, a new friendship will too! Leo (7/23-8/22): Dear fellow Leos, make this month great. Don’t bother with the little things, have fun! Spring is here and as the weather gets warmer, so will your hearts. Do something special with your family around the 30th! Virgo (8/23-9/22): Go to your local library this month to find an interesting new thriller. You will bump into an old friend and reminisce on memories.


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ral” and “world’s unite,” both of which, are more impractical way to say “tan” and “black.” The ad for the shoe is also remarkable; an unbelievably realistic image of a model realistically pushing a wheelbarrow while she is realistically wearing the stilettos in dirt. Please, note the sarcasm. In conclusion, these shoes are beyond atrocious and should not be worn, even if you are a high-class hippy. released a trend report stating that spring 2011 was about “Prints Revolution” alongside the photo of a model walking down the runway in a banana costume. This is not a print. This is what getting 100 bananas thrown at your face

cause the clothes are new, doesn’t mean they should be worn. In fact, the new fashions I will be reviewing should not be worn, but rather burned upon a stake. This leads me to discuss none other than Teva’s newest take on the retro style; the stiletto. You may recognize Teva as being a very renowned shoe company, producing durable sandals to sustain a generation of hippies traveling from one Phish concert to the next. However, I want to do nothing more than break the itty-bitty heel off the impractical footwear. For a company that preaches “natural”, these shoes are anything but. The pumps actually come in the shades “natu-

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feels like. I do not understand why a designer would possibly pair a banana shirt with a dragon printed skirt; with the exception that maybe they had a blind person choose their fabrics. The shirt alone is a disaster. If Tony Soprano was the face of Chiquita Bananas, this is what he would wear. Spring shouldn’t be about the “Prints Revolution” but rather “Revelation.” So, for all you happy-teva-wearing-hippies, lose the stilettos. Wearing a headband or a classy pair of shades is a safe accessory to wear, and for the love of God, ditch those kicks. Furthermore, I think we’ve all seen and can understand what it looks like to dress up like a fruit and can conclude that it is unflattering to say the least. Keeping prints simple is much more effective, so leave the bananas to the monkeys, and find your own style.


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Mike and Jen Hauser, Ron Freed, and Erin and Steve Zucker, the cast was able to bring the scenes to life that were provided by the dozens of hard-working volunteers. With new choreography by Tracy Thomson, the 1920’s cabaret, sewer, and Havana scenes were completed with fresh concepts and difficult steps. After hours of practice, the cast was ready for their first of four performances. On opening night, the curtain revealed many enthusiastic actors and actresses who had spent hours on hair and make-up, shaking away the nerves they knew they would feel no matter what. However, the routine of repetition paid off, and the show began to develop its own comedic rhythm with the audience. The typical intermission talk between the cast and directors left everyone beaming from ear to ear – the jitters had left. Curtain call gave way to a standing ovation, something that had not been received on opening night in recent years. The final bow during the uproarious applause was a fantastic way to wish the casts’ seventeen seniors farewell.

On the first day of April, hooligans are out and about, ready to trick unsuspecting citizens. Do not be caught of guard this year; be ready to retaliate with clean April fools jokes including: super gluing the cap of a pen to the pen, then politely asking your neighbor or teacher to pull of the cap and laughing at their Katharine Korthase failed attempts. Another wholesome prank includes just one dollar bill and a piece of spare fabric. While you are in the hallway, place a dollar on the floor. When the next student bends down to grab the dollar, take a scrap of fabric and rip the cloth loudly. Watch as the student turns red with embarrassment and reaches back to check their pants. One student shares her past April fools experience saying, “I took the cream from all the Oreos in the house and replaced it with toothpaste. It was such a good joke”. She says, “My dad grabbed the Oreo and made a really weird face.” However, be ready for the repercussions of your actions. Try to avoid the fall out of mean April Fools jokes by keeping them light hearted and harmless.

Clean, not mean April Fools jokes

By Katelyn Lutterbach While many students may have been fighting off the cold February weather of Boyne City, a small group of nine Guys and Dolls cast members were greeted with sunshine and warm weather in bustling New York City. However, the great weather was far from the best part of being in the Big Apple. During their trip, the young actors and actresses had the pleasure of seeing four Broadway shows: American Idiot (a musical based on the songs of Green Day), the stunt-packed Spiderman, The Addams Family, and the classical Mary Poppins. The long, fastpaced walks brought them to sights such as Central Park, the 9/11 Memorial, and the Metropolitan Museum. And, if you happened to tune into theToday Show on February 13th, you would have glimpsed the theater troupe singing on live television. Although sad to leave, they rode out with style in a white stretch limo, due in part to Margaret Durbin’s 16th birthday. Returning from New York, there was approximately one month until opening night. Working five days a week with returning directors

Sarah Hufford, Mackenzie Macksey, James O’Brien, Jalen Adams, Tyler Wellman and Dustin Field – Panama City, Florida Katharine Korthase – Hilton Head, South Carolina Monica Stokes and Allison Cain – Boca Raton, Florida Remember; if you’re going some place warm on your final destination BRING SUNSCREEN. There have been too many students in the past years who have returned burnt and gravely mistaken for being walking lobsters. Studies show that the risk of melanoma is increasi n g

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The gloomy winter is slowly melting away as the fresh spring air sets in. This change in season is a time for fresh starts and By Jessica Webster while many are stuck on spring cleaning, it is also time for cleaning the closet too. Now is when you should say goodbye to your beloved UGG’s and revamp your wardrobe. This leads me to inform you on the rights and wrongs of spring style. The world of fashion has been busy over the last few weeks; many artists have been releasing their newest designs and fashion magazines are obscured with the latest trend reports. However, just be-

Spring into Fashion

Spring Break… It’s that time of year when students of all ages in the months of March and April descend upon vacation resorts such as Cabo, Cancun, Miami and other sunny locales to engage in a variety of activities to drive any memories of the school year from their minds. It seems as though the majority of Boyne City High School students appear to be jetting out of these chilly conditions and are headed south for a superb break from education. Here is a brief list of students going on exotic trips south: Veronica Sisson & Jessica Webster - Missouri

Tips to prevent any form of Sun Damage: Drink plenty of water Apply sunscreen every 40-80 minutes depending on sunscreen Seek shade Limit time in the sun Wearing sunglasses is a plus… the darker the lens, the better! Dark lenses are in style as well!

each year in children! So all you die-hard sun worshipers, that ball of fire can cause harm to your health apart from all of its “good.”

New York Guys and Dolls A break needed from winter

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the end, the JV girls finished 3-17. The girl’s varsity basketball team worked hard all year. They had one of the youngest varsity basketball team in the area. Most of the team consists upcoming freshmen. However, that did not stop them from competing. Though they finish 1-20, they learned that effort is key to being successful! Freshman Boys basketball saw their share of wins and losses for their first year of high school basketball. Working hard and playing strong earned them a record of 9-11. The JV boy’s basketball team knows that basketball is a tough sport. Most of their wins occurred by ten points or more. The JV ended their season 5-15. It is going to be a treat to see the JV play- » SPORTS, pg. 43

Winter sports wind-up What a season for BCHS winter sports. To begin into Wrestling, the boys (and girl), had a year. In fact it was the first year BCHS Cody Beebe had a girl on the team. Lexie Harding proved that girls can be just as strong (or stronger) then boys. John Calo, Zac LeDere, and Connor Mills were runner ups in the conference. While John Calo also was third in the district. Great job team! JV girl’s basketball played an amazing season too and built foundation for next season. In

en wheels. At some firehouses an honor was awarded to a firefighter who showed tremendous bravery and had pride in his job. The honoree was awarded an old fashioned wheel, which was called a rambler wheel. Boyne City is known for its pride, so it makes perfect sense why the Rambler Wheel was chosen for its mascot. The wings were an added addition to make the wheel more exciting. Today the student body wears shirts with the

United States”. He has sailed in many amazing places, in 2009 he visited Portugal and in 2010 he took a trip to Spain and another to New Zealand. Norman has sailed all over the country: Chicago, Detroit, Annapolis, Maryland and in the Key West. He has completed five races to Mackinac and has crewed in two Farr 40 North American Championships. He has also raced at the Audi MedCup series. Norman has a few obstacles that he faces and it is that sailing is very expensive. Also, he pointed out that he is geographically isolated living in Northern Michigan. Norman’s plan for the future is to go to college, join the sailing team, and find a career in the sailing industry.

for ages whether the wheel holds a deeper meaning. Well the time for wondering is over, the scoop is in and it is time to reveal the real meaning of Boyne City’s mascot; the Rambler Wheel. Although, it is true that a Rambler was at one time a car, it was not the inspiration for Boyne City High School’s mascot. The story of the Rambler Wheel’s beginning dates back to when the old fashioned fire trucks still had wood-


saying, “We fly high with pride,” an ideal quote for the Rambler Wheel. Along with the Rambler Wheel, the school has adopted two new mascots this basketball season. The gym has been home to The Bear and The Bleacher Creature, which is what the cheering section is now being called. Whether you are a fan of the new mascots or not, the wheel with wings will always be there to support and carry on Boyne City’s legendary pride.

The meaning of the Boyne City Rambler mascot What is a Rambler Wheel and what does it really mean? Most students and alumni have By Kaitlyn Bohnet grown up with the notion that their mascot is just a wheel with wings, but almost every resident of Boyne City has been wondering

Come sail away Since the age of eight, Norman Berge has been sailing. He has been in competition for about six years and practices almost everyday during the summer while he also is a juBy Kaitlyn Plante nior instructor at sailing school. Norman’s father got him interested in this sport and Berge has done great things since then. In a recent issue of Sail World magazine it was said that ‘’Norm has the passion experience, and athletic ability to be one of the best crew in the

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By MacKenzie Macksey

Senioritis… “A crippling disease” explains Senior Mike Evans. A dark trench most seniors

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ing on a varsity level. Coming off of a district title, the expectations were high for the Varsity Boy’s team. Every single game that boys were defeated was close. In districts the boys won the first round by 1 against our rivals across the lake, the Charlevoix Raiders. However, in the next round the boys lost a tight game with Harbor Springs. The predictions for next year are still high. Spring Sports Preview There is no off season for a true Rambler. Winter sports are over, and the spring sports are beginning. Baseball, Track, Softball, Girls Tennis, and Girls Soccer are all in the spring. The spring Ramblers are


There seems to be no subtle or obvious means of hindering this epidemic; however by focusing on the educational aspects of your last weeks, and enjoying the final delicacies of being a senior, such as prom, Bac Pac, and camp out, you can assist yourself in graduating… which overall seems to be the one and only cure for senioritis. Long breaks, and half days don’t seem to cut it anymore for this eager group. Just remember, the ticket to your well being depends on staying alert and positive during the final countdown to freedom!

Submit yourself to procrastination… Try hard…but not hard enough to make you give up again…

Cures to senioritis

laziness, lack of motivation, repeated absences, over excessivewearing of sweatpants, and total disregard for something called “homework”. These symptoms are easy to recognize as they are reflected in a decreased GPA’s, attendance records, and sloth like attitudes throughout senior classes. When asked how to slow or cure these daunting symptoms brought upon by this debilitating illness, Boyne City High School Seniors provided these, across the board tips: Embrace the loss of educational interest… Sleep your first…second… or third hour away… Let the feeling of carelessness take over… can be found in, soon after tedious Play some Call of Duty… college applications, and exams. Some believe this phenomenon begins at birth and progresses through elementary, middle, and high school years, coming to a peek during senior year of high school. It is marked by extreme

excited for their seasons! Senior Stephanie Munk notes that, “I am extremely excited for softball season because I feel like we have a lot of potential this year that could lead to a successful season.” Coach Todd Shumaker is pumped about baseball “‘Cause it is going to get warm. I think we are going be really good. For me to be politically correct, on paper we have the best team in Northern Michigan.” Local sports are important but so are college sports. Right now the March Madness is underway and I went to see what the predictions for the final four are. Nolan Sleeye believes, UConn, Ohio State, Purdue, and Pittsburg are going to make it. Bryan Wonski on the other hand thinks that UNC, Duke, Kansas, and BYU are making it.

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Jan Mancinelli, Executive Director of the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan (WRC) is ready to raise funds for the agency’s programs and services on Thursday, April 7, as the Celebrity Bartender at Stafford’s Noggin Room. All of the tips earned by Mancinelli from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., will be directed to WRC programs and services.

PET OF THE WEEK “Hi”. My name is Casper and I am a very handsome man. I like attention and will take as much as you want to give me. I love to stroll around to see what exciting things may be happening around me. If you are looking for a courteous, well-mannered cat – I am the guy for the job. FACTOID The canine nose works one million times more efficiently than the human nose! PET TIP A dog’s ear is very sensitive, full of sensory nerves that help to preserve hearing. Never, blow into a dog’s ear, even gently can hurt a dog. It’s not the actual act of wind, but the frequency at which you blow. It’s like running your fingers on a blackboard, amplified hundreds of times. PET HUMOR

Volunteer Connections Weekly Spotlight:

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

An Easterner who walked into a Western saloon was amazed to see a dog sitting at a table playing poker with three men. “Can that dog really read cards? “ he asked. “Yeah, but he isn’t much of a player” said one of the men. Whenever he gets a good hand, he wags his tail. CAHS SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS Spay/Neuter clinics will be starting in April. See dates below. Dogs vary in cost based on weight and gender. The cost for male dogs is $50-60. The cost for female dogs is $70-80. Cost to neuter a cat is $30 and to spay a cat is $60. We also do vaccinations. Call 231-582-6774 for an appointment. April 13th and 20th May 11th and 25th June 15th July 6th August 17th September 14th and 21st October 5th and 19th 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.

Crossword Puzzle solution on page 12

Across: 1. Child’s resort 5. Furthermore 8. Desertlike 12. Diva’s forte 13. Feathery scarf 14. Casino city 15. Not so much 16. Encounters (2 wds.) 18. Marina sight 19. Forefather 20. Elegant 22. Sheep mom 23. Ingest too much 26. Back of the neck 30 Furnace fuel 31. Love, in Rome 34. Animal enclosure 35. Detained 37. Deceive 39. Sixth sense (abbr.) 42. Fleshy fruit 43. Practice a performance 47. Mix

50. Volcano event 51. Positive 52. River in Egypt 53. Raw material 54. Significant times 55. School official 56. Beet’s color 57. Dispatched Down: 1. Peaceful 2. Location 3. Write “fourty,” e.g. 4. Minister 5. President _______ Lincoln 6. Part of speech 7. Tango, e. g. 8. Out of bed 9. Landlord’s income 10. Interested by 11. Entryway 17. Stitch 21. Caribbean _______ 23. “Wow!”

24. Struggle 25. Actor _______ Hanks 27. Camera opening 28. Tiny vegetable 29. Outcome 32. Matured 33. Compass direction (abbr.) 36. Intensify 38. Girls 40. Used a stool 41. Earlier 43. Tear apart 44. Buffalo’s lake 45. Maui dance 46. Tender 48. Persia, today 49. Coffee break

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MATTERS OF FAITH Schedules of Faith & Fellowship Church of the N ativity Reverend Gary Hamp, Traverse City, will be guest celebrant at Episcopal Church of the Nativity on Sunday, April 3. Immediately following the 10 a.m. service, coffee and treats will be served in the church basement. Wednesday evenings, a ‘soup, sandwich and study’ session will begin at 6 p.m. in the church basement. Nativity is located at 209 Main St., Boyne City. Please call (231) 582-5045 for more information. 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 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 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 B oyne Valley Catholic Community First of all Boyne Valley Catholic Community would like to congraduate all of our RCIA candidates who celebrated the Rite of Election in Gaylord this past Sunday. We will be

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praying for each of you as you travel the last leg of your journey to full communion with the Church. Lenten observations are in full swing at Boyne Valley Catholic Community with many opportunities to enrich our faith. We continue with Little Rock Scripture Studies, Book Club discussions, RCIA, and Whole Community Faith Formation Sessions. During the season of Lent we also offer Stations of the Cross, Mondays, 7:00pm, at St. Augustine, Boyne Falls 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 participate in the celebration of Mass with Exposition following at 9:00, St. Matthews. Please call the office for more information, 582-7718. B.C. U nited M ehodist Boyne City United Methodist Church regular Sunday Service 11 a.m., 324 South Park Street. Children’s programming held during service. Bible Study on Thursdays 10 a.m. – open to everyone. Office hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phone 231-582-9776. Beef and chicken pasties are on sale for $2.75 each through the month of April. Call the church office or stop by during office hours.


Edna Marie May, 93 Edna May passed away at Grandvue 3:30 a.m. March 24th. She was born in Gaylord September 7, 1917 to William and Anna (Hurd) Inman. She was preceded in death by both her husbands Murray L. Northup Sr. and Richard L May. Edna had married Murray in 1937, and married Richard Lester May on March 27th, 1959 in East Detroit. Survivors are Murray (Jan) Northup, Midland, Nels (Louisa) Northup, Boyne Falls, Nancy Northup, Boyne City, William Northup, Tampa, Florida and Michael Northup, Eastpointe and two step sons Richard (Marvyne) May, Georgia and Kenneth (Lena) May in Kentucky. Also need to mention her great friend, Christy Reinhardt who was practically a second daughter to her. After graduating from East Jordan High School in 1935, Edna

attended Central Michigan for two years, married and interrupted her college days with five children, then began teaching in 1948 at the county line country school on the corner of US 131 and the Emmett County line rd. She later taught in Boyne City Elementary and then moved to East Detroit for most of her teaching career at the Roosevelt School in the East Detroit School System for a total of 29 years. She had received her teaching degree from Central Michigan University and her Masters Degree from Wayne State University. After being stricken with abdominal cancer she retired to Boyne City and winter months in Florida. In 1990 she became a paraplegic and developed into quite an accomplished artist in oils and water colors. Edna enjoyed her years with the Boyne Valley Garden Club.

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She thrilled at the sight of spring, whenever it came. She really enjoyed her family during visits and famous 4th of July celebrations with her children, grandchildren and eventually the many great grandchildren. The family is planning a July 14, 15 or 16th Memorial to celebrate her life. Alta Lucille Brecheisen (August 30, 1922 - March 22, 2011) Alta L. Brecheisen, 88 Alta Brecheisen of Petoskey passed away at her home in Resort Township on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at the age of 88. Alta was born August 30, 1922 in Nauvoo, Illinois to Benjamin and Anita (Foster) Aldrich. Alta’s father worked for the U.S. Light House Service as a Keeper and was assigned to the lighthouse on St. Martin Island when

Alta was very young and it was here that her earliest memories began. Her family spent summers on the island and winters in Manistique where Alta attended school. Shortly after her graduation from high school, Alta moved to Amarillo, Texas where her sister resided and entered Nursing School. After earning her Nursing Degree, Alta returned to Petoskey and went to work as a Registered Nurse at Little Traverse Hospital. She remained with the hospital until her retirement in the mid 1980’s. The love of her life was her husband “Bud”, the two were wed in Harbor Springs on July 18, 1951 sharing 38 wonderful years of marriage and together raising three children. Bud preceded Alta in death in December of 1990. Alta’s family will always remember a mother and grandmother who was loving, patient

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and kind. She was generous to a fault and had a great sense of humor. She also loved a good game of cards, euchre being one of her absolutely favorite pass times. Alta is survived by her children, Kristie Brecheisen, Susan Wiseman and John (Betty) Brecheisen, as well as her grand and great grandchildren. Alta’s brother, Michael Aldrich and sister, Patricia (Gordon) Beckon also survive her. Including her husband and parents Alta was also preceded in death by two sisters, Dawn Pangborn and Benita Jean Carney and her son in law, James Wiseman. A funeral service celebrating Alta’s life has been planned for Saturday, March 26th at 3:00 p.m. at Stone Funeral Home, Pastor Kathy Cadarette will officiate. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Interment will be in Greenwood Cem-

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IN LOVING MEMORY etery. Memorial donations may be directed to Alta’s family C/O Susan Wiseman, 2366 Cemetery Rd., Petoskey, MI 49770. Earl C. Mier (April 5, 1933 - March 22, 2011) Earl C. Mier, age 77 of Mackinaw City passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at the Hospice House. He was born April 5, 1933 in West Branch to Ollie and Lila (Wilcox) Mier. On May 12, 1956 at Sacred Heart Church in Flint, Earl married Nancy Warner. Earl served with the U.S. Air Force from 1951-1955 during the Korean War and was stationed in England for three years. He and Nancy owned and operated the Total gas station for several years. After selling the gas station, Earl went to work for Causley Trucking as a truck driver hauling the mail and retired in 1996 after 20 years of service. He also did bookkeeping and tax preparation for many people over the years. Earl served as the Wawatam Township Treasurer for several years and enjoyed woodworking, playing cribbage, passing out chestnuts from the tree in his front yard and traveling in the southwest where he and Nancy wintered in New Mexico for many years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in New Mexico and the D.A.V. in Cheboygan. Survivors include his wife Nancy of Mackinaw City, four children, Robert E. (Terri) Mier of Iowa Park, TX, Jane A. (Brian VanOrman) Mier of Harbor Springs, Matthew C. (Laurie) Mier of Alanson and Jeanne M. (Mark) Gwilt of Adrian, MI three sisters, Ailene Hansen of West Branch, Maude Drumm of Charlotte, MI and Jean Hejduk of Kingman, AZ, 16 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Russell, Robert, Carl and his twin brother, Beryle. A memorial mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at Noon at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with Rev. Harry Speckman officiating. Visitation with the family will begin at 10:00 AM, also at the church. Memorial contributions in Earl’s name may be directed to St. Anthony’s Parish Life Center or the Parkinson’s Foundation. Arrangements are being handled by the NordmanChristian Funeral Home. Lorraine Klekotka (June 14, 1930 - March 21, 2011) Lorraine Klekotka age 80 of Boyne Falls died Monday, March 21, 2011 at her home. Lorraine was born on June 14, 1930 in Grand Rapids the daughter of Felix and Mary Pachulski. She

enjoyed cooking, baking, reading and in her later years going to the lake to feed the ducks. Lorraine also loved watching the wildlife in her backyard. Lorraine is survived by her children Richard (Mary) Klekotka of Boyne Falls, Sharon (Jeff) Archambeau of Marine City, Diane Klekotka of Warren and Robert Klekotka of Boyne Falls; two daughter-in-laws Mary and Mary Klekotka; thirteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Stanley and two sons Donald and Stanley. Visitation will be held 5:00 to 7:00 pm Thursday, March 24, 2011 at St. Augustine Church in Boyne Falls. A vigil service will be held 7:00 pm following the visitation. A funeral mass will be held 2:00 pm Friday, March 25, 2011 at the church with Fr. Duane Wachowiak serving as celebrant. Burial will take place at St. Augustine Cemetery Memorial donations may be directed to the family C/O Richard Klekotka. Stackus Funeral Home of Boyne City is serving the family. Carolyn “Sandy” Jones (January 29, 1921 - March 21, 2011) Carolyn M. “Sandy” Jones, 90, passed away Monday, March 21, 2011 at her home in Indian River. Visitation will be held at Lintz Funeral Home in Indian River on Thursday, March 24, 2011 from 6:00pm –8:00pm. A funeral service will be held 11:00am, Friday, March 25, 2011 at the Northern Michigan Baptist Bible Church where visitation will be held from 9:45am – 10:45am. Pastor Rusty Chatfield will officiate. Interment will be held in the spring at Oakhill Cemetery in Indian River. Sandy was born January 29, 1921 in Indian River. She was the daughter of Isaac Fletcher (Nina) Dagwell. She grew up in Detroit and graduated in 1938 from Southeastern High School. Sandy joined the US Navy Reserves and served active duty from 1944 through 1945. On July 28, 1955 she married Donald A. Jones in Newport News, VA. After Don’s retirement from the US Navy, the couple settled in Franklin, NC. In 1992 the couple moved to Indian River where they have been since. Sandy enjoyed jig saw puzzles. She was a member of the Northern Michigan Baptist Bible Church. She is survived by her husband, Donald; children, Tommy F. Jones of Alanson, Clifford L.

(Virginia) Jones of Indian River, Melva J. Sturm of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, David I. (Rhonda) Jones of Lynchburg, VA; eight grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Besides her parents, Sandy was preceded in death by her sisters, Lillian McSeeney and Virginia Towers. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Straits. Carolyn “Sandy” Jones (January 29, 1921 - March 21, 2011) Carolyn M. “Sandy” Jones, 90, passed away Monday, March 21, 2011 at her home in Indian River. Visitation will be held at Lintz Funeral Home in Indian River on Thursday, March 24, 2011 from 6:00pm –8:00pm. A funeral service will be held 11:00am, Friday, March 25, 2011 at the Northern Michigan Baptist Bible Church where visitation will be held from 9:45am – 10:45am. Pastor Rusty Chatfield will officiate. Interment will be held in the spring at Oakhill Cemetery in Indian River. Sandy was born January 29, 1921 in Indian River. She was the daughter of Isaac Fletcher (Nina) Dagwell. She grew up in Detroit and graduated in 1938 from Southeastern High School. Sandy joined the US Navy Reserves and served active duty from 1944 through 1945. On July 28, 1955 she married Donald A. Jones in Newport News, VA. After Don’s retirement from the US Navy, the couple settled in Franklin, NC. In 1992 the couple moved to Indian River where they have been since. Sandy enjoyed jig saw puzzles. She was a member of the Northern Michigan Baptist Bible Church. She is survived by her husband, Donald; children, Tommy F. Jones of Alanson, Clifford L. (Virginia) Jones of Indian River, Melva J. Sturm of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, David I. (Rhonda) Jones of Lynchburg, VA; eight grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Besides her parents, Sandy was preceded in death by her sisters, Lillian McSeeney and Virginia Towers. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Straits.

Richard Strom (January 1, 1929 - March 20, 2011) Richard “Dick” Strom, age 82 of Cheboygan passed away Sunday, March 20, 2011 at his home. He was born January 1, 1929 in Flint to William R. “Ray” and Hazel M. (Koch) Strom. On June 6, 1953 in Flint, Dick married Donna Callesen. Dick worked as a tool grinder for General Motors in Flint before joining the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After his discharge from the service, he went back to work for General Motors and retired in 1988 after 28 years of service. In 1990, he and Donna moved to Cheboygan where they had been vacationing since the mid 60s. Dick was a member of the U.A.W., the Masonic Lodge in Davison, MI and the Cheboygan Eagles. He enjoyed inventing things, traveling, fishing, carpentry, going to garage sales and was a collector of all things. Survivors include his wife Donna of Cheboygan, three children, Sharon (Steve) Churchill of Cheboygan, Steven (Donna) Strom of Burton, MI and Scott (Maryanne) Strom of Grand Blanc, grandchildren, Jason (Amy) Churchill, Kim (Andrew) Moya, Steven Strom, Ryan Strom, Tiffany Strom, Scott (Samantha) Strom, Angela Strom and Jessica (Dee Humphrey) Strom, great grandchildren, Grant and Tommy Churchill and Alexis and Jaden Humphrey, step grandchildren, Dwayne Rose, Matthew (Anne) Rose and Ed (Cherie) Rose, step great grandchildren, Gavin, Abigail and Mallory Rose, his niece, Linda Strom-Laws and his nephew, Richard (Sherri) Strom. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Ray and Bill Strom, his nephew, David Strom and his nephew-in-law, Larry Laws. No Services are planned at this time. Memorial contributions in Dick’s name may be directed to the Cheboygan County Humane Society or the Salvation Army. Arrangements are being handled by the Nordman-Christian Funeral

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Home. Myrna R. Maynard (March 25, 1944 - March 19, 2011) Myrna R. Maynard, 66, of Cheboygan, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Hospice House of Cheboygan. Myrna was born March 25, 1944 in Charlotte, the daughter of F. Marion and Helen (Weaver) McClintock. She was a 1963 graduate of Charlotte High School, and later graduated from Judson College in Elgin, Illinois. She spent four years in the Dominican Republic with the New Horizon Mission and upon returning to the area, taught at North Central Christian Academy in Burt Lake. On August 4, 1984 in Charlotte, she married James “Jim” Maynard, who survives. She was active in and a member of Faith Baptist Church, enjoyed reading Christian literature, and circle word puzzles. Surviving are her husband, Jim, two brothers, Ray (Sandy) McClintock of Dayton, Ohio, and Dale (Marsha) McClintock of Lansing, a stepson, Ron (Peggy) Maynard, and a stepdaughter, Beverly (Jeff) Chadwell, both of Cheboygan, four step grandchildren, Chelsea and Emily Maynard of Cheboygan, Candi (Brenden) Garland of Davison, and Brandy (Scott) Everson of Sanford, one great grand daughter, Alyissa Garland, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Daniel McClintock. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2011, from 2-4pm, and 6-8 pm, at the Nordman-Christian Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, March 25, at 11:00 am, with visitation beginning at 10:00 am, at Faith Baptist Church. Rev. Jim Currie will officiate, burial will be at Pinehill Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice House of Cheboygan, or Faith Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made at www.stonefuneralhomeinc. com.

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BOYNE AREA SCHOOLS BCPS Student of the Week Basketball Golf Tennis Drama FUTURE PLANS/GOALS: “I’d like to get into the University of Michigan; but if I can’t, I’ll try to get into a decent community college.”

NAME: Logan Orban PARENTS’ NAMES: Jason and Barbara Orban GRADE: 9 HOBBIES & INTERESTS: Snowboarding Swimming Hanging out with friends SCHOOL ACTIVITIES:

STAFF COMMENTS: “Logan is always on task, polite and respectful to all from the moment he walks into the classroom!” –Mrs. Durbin “Logan works hard and conducts himself with a maturity beyond his years.” –Mr. Hertel “Logan is polite and focused. Logan does all I ask and more.” –Mr. Thomason “Logan is a great student to have in US History & Geography!” –Mrs. Deming

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funds for technology upgrades, 42 percent for safety and facility upgrades and 2 percent for the bus fleet. Concerning equipment life expectancy, Moss said the board is looking at equipment that is economical and efficient. “There is no question that some of the stuff will become obsolete because technology changes every day,” he said. “We are going to take our time to see what we are going to go forward with, so we can have a long-term investment.” The board of education is looking PHOTO BY CHRIS FAULKNOR to borrow the sum of, but not to exStudents at Boyne City Schools could be getting new computer equip- ceed, $3,840,000, and the estimated millage will be levied for the proment if the technology bond proposal passes at the May 3, vote. posed bonds in 2011. Boyne City Public School District if The maximum number of years JOSH SAMPSON they are willing to approve a bond the bonds may be outstanding, exSTAFF WRITER to enhance technology, instruction, clusive of any refunding, is seven Boyne City Public Schools Super- improve student safety, upgrade the years. intendent Peter Moss recently gave capacity and the infrastructure of an Additional issues on the ballot ina report detailing exactly how the aging building for Boyne City Pub- clude two school board seats. proposed technology bond monies lic Schools. The only two people to have filed will be spent. “If people approve the bond issue petitions to run are sitting member Boyne City residents will have a then only the things on the bal- Bea Reinhardt and newcomer Lisa chance to vote on the bond proposal lot can go through,” Moss said. “It Schrock. Barring successful write-in and other school-related issues on can’t be used for professional devel- challenges, both Reinhardt and SchTuesday, May 3. opment.” rock will be elected to the board. “I think people understand what Professional development items “We just started getting the word we’re trying to do, and they under- include operations like salaries and out to organizations,” Moss said, restand that the actual millage rate will benefits, instructional textbooks and garding the ballot issues. “We talked be reduced,” Moss said. “They un- materials, supplies, routine mainte- to Team Boyne about a week ago, derstand that this is where teaching nance and extra-curricular supplies and we talked about it at the board and learning is headed. This is how and equipment. of education meeting.” we have to respond.” Voter approval would allow the Boyne City voters can cast their balThe current millage rate, from the district to levy 3.35 mils, reallocate lots beginning at 7 a.m. on May 3, construction of the Boyne City High those dollars and address the safety, at City Hall. Those living outside School in 1999, will decrease from infrastructure and technological the city should call the Charlevoix 3.5 mils to 3.35 mils if the bond needs of the district. County Clerk’s office at (231) 547should pass. Plans are to use 56 percent of the 7200 to find their polling location. The plan is to ask the voters of

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Generation M showing free A film every parent should see to help understand their children Parents, teachers and those who work with children and teens have to deal with the ever-present issues of bullying, disrespect, low self-esteem, violence and hyper-sexuality. Why do these issues continue to plague our youth? That is the subject of the film, Generation M, which will be shown free of charge at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, at North Central Michigan College Library Conference Center in Petoskey. Young people are constantly exposed to messages through video games, music, Internet and other media that shape their perceptions about what is considered “normal” while desensitizing them as to what is not acceptable. And because of unprecedented access to media in households with multiple media devices, not to mention mobile media, those ages 8-18 are now spending the equivalent of a full-time job using this media, according to research by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Generation M, Misogyny in Media and Culture is a documentary by Thomas Keith, a professor of philosophy at California State University-Long Beach. In his film, Keith looks specifically at misogyny and sexism in mainstream American media, exploring how negative definitions and attitudes of femininity get constructed and perpetuated

in popular culture via children’s toys, video games and music. The film ties together complex issues of misogyny, sexism and pop culture in ways that are sure to stimulate insight and debate. “This is something every parent should see— this compelling film gives insight as to why as a parent you need to pay attention to the messages that bombard your children,” said Jan Mancinelli, WRC Executive Director. “If you ever want to understand why your child— your teens—are acting out, or dressing a certain way, this film provides important insights and information to which we should all be paying attention.”  Mancinelli emphasizes fathers of daughters should be especially attentive to this film.   The Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan (WRC) is hosting the free showing of Generation M, Misogyny in Media & Culture. The non-profit agency is showing the movie to help create awareness of cultural influences contributing to violence against women and girls, which at the same time impede progress toward social change. The event is an outcome of the agency’s “100 Men Campaign” intended to increase education and awareness on these topics and build community engagement. Two members of the WRC Community

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Gary Simpson of Boyne City was out enjoying the sunshine with his pooch pals on Saturday, March 26. Pictured with Simpson are his dogs Boomer and Buddy at Avalanche Mountain recreation park. Violence Prevention Team will facilitate discussion immediately after the film is shown—Erik Larson who owns Bean Fields Professional Consulting, and Bill Wilson a counselor with a Masters in Social Work. Light refreshments will be available.

For more information about the free Generation M showing at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, at North Central Michigan College Library Conference Center in Petoskey, contact Dar Charlebois, WRC Community Violence Prevention Coordinator, at (231) 347-1572.

NCMC entrepreneurial resources program on April 25 in Petoskey A new resource for entrepreneurs and small businesses will be explained at a program at North Central Michigan College, Monday, April 25 at 3:00 p.m. in the college’s Library conference center. Representatives from Matching Opportunities and Resources for Entrepreneurs (The MORE Program) will show how their web-based software application InsYght works, and explain how businesses can benefit from this resource. The free program will be hosted by North Central, the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance.

Rep. MacMaster supports reform, fraud detection

House Republicans on Wednesday enacted reforms to address widespread fraud and abuse in the unemployment system while protecting Michigan’s unemployed. Re-

The MORE Program, based in Detroit, is a U.S. Department of Labor-funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. It works with colleges and universities, incubator programs, industry associations, high-tech small businesses and government agencies, and provides access to resources required to develop and market new ideas for business. InsYght contains thousands of business resources and matches entrepreneurs and business owners to targeted solutions best suited to their individual needs. No reservations are required. For more information, visit

publicans approved House Bill 4408 to require new fraud detection software to cut down on waste in the system, reduce the state liability for unemployment benefits and bring Michigan in line with the 2011 federal unemployment extension so thousands of families will be unaffected. The measure also could save Michigan job providers an estimated $300 million per year. “It’s going to ben-

efit businesses and job providers, as well as help people in need,” said Rep. Greg MacMaster, R-Kewadin. According a report by Michigan’s Auditor General, the Unemployment Insurance Agency has been unable to collect hundreds of millions of dollars in fraud-related penalties and has overpaid millions more. The agency currently has a $3.7 billion deficit., or North Central offers classes, call Mike Gentile, communica- academic advising, testing and tions director, at 313409-7773. North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey. Through its University Center partnerships, students can take courses leading to certificates, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from participating universities. North Central’s Institute for Business & Industry s Training offers nonubscriber l s t n e r r u C credit job skills trainh now wil who switc a six weeks ! ing tailored to meet r individual needs. In get an ext addition to its main campus in Petoskey,

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Are your investments getting enough exercise

Ruth Skop Manages Edward Jones Investments of Boyne City Now that spring is here, you may find it easier to get outside to run, bike or take part in other physical pursuits that you enjoy. As you know, the more active you are, the more efficiently your body will work. And the same can hold true for your invest-

ments: The more exercise they get, the more potential to work on your behalf. Just how do investments get “exercise?” Through lots of activity. And you can keep your investments active in at least two ways: through systematic investing and dividend reinvestment. Let’s take a look at both these techniques. When you engage in systematic investing, commonly called “dollar cost averaging,” you are continually putting your money “in motion.” Essentially, you put the same amount of money into the same investments at regular intervals. For example, you might decide to invest $100 per month in Company ABC stock. To impose this investment discipline on yourself, you could even have the money sent directly from your checking or

savings account. Of course, since the price of ABC stock, like those of all stocks, is constantly changing, your $100 investment will most likely buy different numbers of shares e a c h month. This can work to your advantage, because w h e n the stock price of ABC goes down, your $100 will buy more shares. When the price goes up, you’ll automatically be a smart enough “shopper” to buy fewer shares, just as you’d typically buy less of something when its price goes up. Over time, systematic investing typically results in a lower average cost

per share than if you were to make sporadic lumpsum investments. If you can lower the cost of investing, this may help boost your investment returns. This also can be an effective way to fund your retirement

account(s) each year. (Keep in mind, though, that systematic investing does not guarantee a profit or protect against loss. Also, you’ll need the financial resources available to keep investing through up and down markets.) Dividend reinvestment is similar to systematic investing in that it allows

you to build more shares of an investment. But when you reinvest dividends, you don’t even have to take money from other sources to increase your shares — you simply request that a stock or a mutual fund, instead of paying you a dividend in cash, reinvest the dividend into that same stock or mutual fund. It’s an effortless way of adding shares. Similar to dollar cost averaging, dividend reinvestment imposes investment discipline — you automatically keep put-

ting money in the market during up and down periods. (Don’t forget, though, that dividends can be increased, decreased or eliminated at any point without notice.) Exercising your investment dollars in these ways can help you go a long way toward keeping your portfolio in good shape — enabling you to make healthy progress toward your important long-term goals. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

Census: BC population up 6% BENJAMIN GOHS ASSOCIATE EDITOR In the only state in the Union to lose population since the 2000 census, Boyne City continues to grow. MICHAEL CAIN Down a sixth of a percent, Michigan now stands at 9,883,640 residents and falling. But, Boyne city's population grew from 3,525 in 2000 to 3,737 in 2010. “We're very pleased and pleasantly surprised at the whole thing,” said Boyne City Manager Michael Cain. Robert M. Groves, Director of the United States Census Bureau, said the importance of the census cannot be understated. "Just like we can’t survive without roads and bridges, the country doesn’t function well without an updated Census to distribute funds to areas that most need them and to support community decisions about their own future,” he said. According to the U.S. Census

Bureau, accurate data helps determine how many representatives in U.S. House of Representatives govern a geographic area, and guides how $400 billion in tax money will be spent annually. “That's more than $4 trillion over a 10-year period for things like new roads and schools, and services like job training centers,” Census officials say. Boyne City is one of few cities in the state to see such tremendous growth. Boyne Falls dropped from 370 residents to 294 for a change of 20.5 percent. Charlevoix dropped from 2,994 to 2,513 for a change of 16.1 percent. East Jordan fell from 2,507 to 2,351 for a change of 6.2 percent. Petoskey went from 6,080 to 5,670 for a change of 6.7 percent. Gaylord dropped from 3,701 to 3,645 for a change of 1.5 percent. Traverse City increased declined from 14,523 to 14,674 for a one-percent change. Cain said there are numerous reasons Boyne City continues to grow its economy and population. “There are so many pieces to

the puzzle,” he said. “We have a lot of the players all working together to improve the community.” Cain cited the new high school, road improvements, library and a strong Main Street Program and chamber of commerce as a few of the contributors. “All these groups working together to make Boyne a better place has helped us stand out and buck a lot of negative trends,” Cain said. “Boyne finds a way to be positive and make good things happen.” Cain said the key to continuing the upward trend of growth in Boyne City will be in the hands of business and civic leaders as well as the general population. “We just need to keep doing what we've been doing: making Boyne City a place where people want to live and do business,” he said. “If people are thinking about starting up a bsiness in Boyne City, this is just another reason to give us another look.” Cain added, “We're doing a lot of things right.” America's population has increased to 308,745,538. For more information on the U.S. Census, go to www.2010.



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to your health I’ve got you under my skin

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Northern Michigan Regional Health System Launches Support Group for Men with Prostate Cancer Northern Michigan Regional Health System is launching a new program for men with prostate cancer. The “Man to Man” program, developed by the American Cancer Society, helps men cope with prostate cancer through health lectures and education, books and other resources, and support for patients and their family members. A core component of the program is the self-help and/or support group. Volunteers organize these free monthly meetings where speakers and participants learn about and discuss prostate cancer, treatment, side effects, and how to cope with a prostate cancer diagnosis and its treatment. The first meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, in the Community Health Education Center, located across the parking lot from the main entrance to Northern Michigan Regional Hospital. It will be facilitated by Kirk Parent, manager of Radiation Therapy. For more information, please call (231) 4874000.

CHRIS FAULKNOR EDITOR “Pink, warm, and dry,” I wrote on the form as I sat in the office. It had almost become a habit for a long time. Going through a patient assessment, the topic of skin always came up, and the standard response was always “pink, warm, and dry,” sometimes even abbreviated “pwd.” So how much can really be told by running your eyes up and down their skin? We’ll see. Our first patient, whom I will call Terri, is thirteen. Like most thirteen year old girls, Terri was in school, and a very active individual. Terri lived at home with her mom and dad, and had a cat named Ginger, or so she said. Terri also ran track for her local high school, and was considered very good. One day, Terri was running at a track meet, and ready to place in the 100 meter dash. Stumbling just after hitting the finish line, something was wrong, so my partner and I wandered over. We were the ambulance unit on standby at the event, and enjoyed getting out on the sunny day. Gently picking up her small right hand, I felt for a pulse and looked at her face. The other runners, tired as they were, were red in the face, while Terri’s face was pale and white. Something wasn’t right. The color of one’s skin is a major indicator of their condition, and there is more than meets the eye. Skin should be pink in color, in-

dicating that oxygenated blood is present and circulating. When given more blood than needed, it turns red as the arteries become larger to supply the parts of the body with more blood. When our bodies experience stress, tension, or fright, it triggers something called your “sympathetic” nervous system, often referred to the “fight or flight” response. With this response, our bodies take measures to do one thing, and one thing only - survive. This means that essential parts of the body - heart, lungs, brain, spinal cord, eyes, and other “fight or flight” organs get the blood and oxygen, our pupils constrict to give us better night vision, while other less essential parts such as our hands and faces get less. Next time you have a ‘close call’ with your car and almost get hurt, check your hands they may feel numb and look blotchy, because your body shunted blood to the essential organs “just in case.” With blood being shunted away from the face, it will turn white. As oxygen depletes, the skin will turn white, and eventually blue. We look for and expect it to be pink - this is good. Laying Terri on her back, she was conscious. A quick touch to her wrist indicated that her skin was warm - a good sign. Like the color, warmth is a good indicator of blood flow to an area of the body. It can also be an easy sign of heat or cold related issues. The fact that her skin wasn’t

excessively hot reinforced to me that our friend Terri did not overheat as she ran around the track, and that heat exhaustion, a common malady in this case, was not the cause. The front of Terri’s shirt was damp due to her perspiration (sweat). The wetness isn’t a reason to worry in this case because, as you might imagine, she just ran an event in hot weather. If her shirt were soaked through and through, then we might begin to consider that issue. As the body loses water, it also loses salt - a valuable substance that keeps the electrical systems in the heart going, plays a major role in muscle contraction, and even exerts a strong influence in our urinary tract. Loss of salt is a huge issue, which is why you find that IV bags generally contain salt water (0.9% Saline Solution, to be exact) While an important consideration, Terri did not sweat any more than would be expected this is no cause for alarm. One more test to quickly do is testing something called turgor. In addition to sounding interesting and being a nightmare to any healthcare provider suffering from a lisp, checking turgor is an essential tool in the arsenal of a healthcare provider, or even a lay responder. Hold up your hand. Now pinch the skin of the back of your hand and let it go. You will notice, hopefully, that it quickly returns to its former position, and a second later looks unscathed. You have just assessed your turgor, and found that it is, as they say, within normal limits.

Your body sends water to many places, one of which is under the skin in your muscles, subcutaneous fat, blood vessels, etc. Just like an orange left to sit out in the dry heat will shrivel and shrink, so will our bodies. As we go without water, we find that we have the same amount of skin, and less to fill it with, leaving extra, Much like the blood shunting we discussed earlier, the arms aren’t exactly on the high priority list for what water remains. Poor turgor shows dehydration - a lack of fluid. The human body should take in 64 fluid ounces, or 8 standard glasses of water each day. Most of us do not take in anywhere near that amount. So what happened to Terri? It was simple, and right in front of our eyes. Terri was a diabetic, and had forgotten to eat prior to her track meet. Her blood sugar dropped, and her energy level was subsequently lower than normal. An IV, some dextrose (a form of sugar water) and a good meal once she came around fixed the problem quickly. Having figured out that she didn’t overheat, wasn’t dehydrated, and didn’t have other major problems was an essential step, and logically let us to find the true cause. Drink water, eat before your race - whether to your desk in the morning or around the track on a Wednesday night - and you will be fine. In addition to his duties as Publisher and Editor-In-Chief of the Boyne City Gazette, Chris Faulknor is also a trained EMT-P.

‘Building Better Bones’ program for osteoporosis prevention ‘Building Better Bones’ Focuses on Osteoporosis Prevention Osteoporosis can be a silent disease, one that causes the thinning of bones, which then causes bones to become fragile and more likely to fracture. “It’s a disease that people often don’t realize they have until they fracture their hip, wrist, or ankle,” said Linda Linari, RN, BSN, ONC, an orthopaedic nurse clinician with Northern Michigan Regional Hospital. Linari will share information on osteoporosis prevention and treatment during the upcoming Healthstyles class, “Building Better Bones.” It will take place from 6 – 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2011, in classrooms 1 and 2 at the Community Health Education

Center in Petoskey, across from the Hospital’s main entrance. The program is free and open to all individuals interested in the prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment of osteoporosis. Bone biology, bone density testing, treatment options, nutrition instruction, exercise, and fall/fracture prevention will be discussed. Linari, who will provide an overview of osteoporosis, will be joined by presenters Janet Havens, a registered dietitian, and physical therapist, Anne Grimmer. “(Anne) will go over exercises you can do to strengthen muscles, which strengthens bones and increases bone density, and ways to keep yourself safe so you don’t injure your back, or slip and fall,”

Linari said. Havens will educate attendees on making proper dietary choices to increase calcium intake. “And she will go over reading labels. There’s a lot of information on food labels and it can be confusing. She will discuss how to read the labels appropriately,” Linari said. Women and men, particularly the elderly, can both suffer from osteoporosis, she added, though

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Born in Ohio I spent my early years among those who spoke; not in a northern Michigan manner nor in the drawl of the Ohio River “Rats.” What I heard from those around me was a blend of both the speaking voices of those living to the south and those from the


FROM PAGE 2 pay for their mismanaged pensions and contracts, and begin to pay for non-union pensions which are underwater, taxpayers will be happy to listen. I


FROM PAGE 2 derson is credited with thwarting President Jackson’s attempts to combine and integrate the Marine Corps with the Army. Instead, Congress passed the Act for the Better Organization of the Marine Corps in 1834, stipulating that the Corps was part of the Department of the Navy as a sister service to the Navy. This would be the first of many times that the existence of the Corps was challenged. Commandant Henderson volunteered the Marines for service in the Seminole Wars of 1835, personally leading nearly half of the entire Corps (two battalions) to war. A decade later, in the Mexican–American War (1846–1848), the Marines made their famed assault on Chapultepec Palace in Mexico City, which would be later celebrated by the phrase “From The Halls of Montezuma” in Marines’ hymn. In the 1850s, the Marines would see further service in Panama and Asia, escorting Matthew Perry’s East India Squadron on its historic trip to the Far East. With their vast service in foreign engagements, the Marine Corps played a moderate role in the Civil War (1861–1865); their most prominent task was blockade duty. As more and more states seceded from the Union, about half of the Corps’ officers also left the Union to join the Confederacy and form the Confederate States Marine Corps, which ultimately played little part in the war. The battalion of recruits formed for the First Battle of Bull Run (First Manassas) performed poorly, retreating with the rest of the Union forces. Civil War to World War I The remainder of the 19th century was marked by declining strength and introspection about the mission of the Marine Corps. The Navy’s transition from sail to steam put into question the need for Marines on naval ships. Meanwhile, Marines served as a convenient resource for interventions and landings to protect American lives and interests overseas. The Corps was involved in over 28 separate interventions in the 30 years from the end of the American Civil War to the end of 19th century. They would also be called upon to stem political and labor unrest within the United States. Under Commandant Jacob Zeilin’s tenure, Marine customs and traditions took shape: the Corps adopted the Marine Corps emblem on 19 November 1868. It was also during this time that “The Marines’

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north. Today I still pronounce some words as I heard them when I was one, two or three. Somehow I place an “r” in wash and Washington. So it is that I say I warsh my laundry and George Warshington was our celebrated first president. Then I referred to my girl’s Barbies as dulls rather than dolls and I have always wad-

ed across cricks rather than creeks. I shudder when I recall my class room days in Burnham High School where I studied French. Even more complex than American English, it categorizes its words in the world of gender. Thus there are those which are “masculine” and others are “feminine.” Instead of the single word “the”

which we use before our nouns, the French must know which gender a noun is before deciding it must be prefaced with “le” or “la.” (French “thes”) Despite this complexity the American language surpasses all others in its wealth of words. Within it we find the presence of the English, French, German, Italian and on and on. All this is a direct result of

the complex heritage we hold within our ranks. This mixture becomes richer daily as our world shrinks with the advent of today’s cyberspace and travel to and from our country increases in ease and the time involved shrinks. Many countries have accepted this development and their educational systems include more than one spoken language. Anne

don’t think that will happen. This newly proposed law is being roundly protested, of course, because no district wishes to reform their labor union contracts to a position that actually makes fiscal sense. Unions certainly don’t want to

allow employees the right to decide if they even want to be in a union, or if they want part of their dues going to the Democrat party, for that would deny the unions millions of dollars. Displaying the provocation rampant among unions, the

president of our state teachers’ union has compared the management legislation to slavery. I’m sure many of the 90 percent who are non-union taxpayers feel that it is they who are the slaves. Karen Peters is a Precinct Del-

egate and the secretary for the Charlevoix County Republican Party Executive Committee. Read more of Karen’s work at conservativecorner-karen. and at examiner. com/conservative-69-in-traverse-city/karen peters

Hymn” was first heard. Around 1883, the Marines adopted their current motto “Semper Fidelis” (English: Always Faithful).

der his leadership, the Corps presciently studied and developed amphibious techniques that would be of great use in World War II. Many officers, including Lt. Col. Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis, foresaw a war in the Pacific with Japan and took preparations for such a conflict. Through 1941, as the prospect of war grew, the Corps pushed urgently for joint amphibious exercises and acquired amphibious equipment that would prove of great use in the upcoming conflict.

John Philip Sousa, the musician and composer, enlisted as a Marine apprentice at the age of 13, serving from 1867 until 1872, and again from 1880 to 1892 as the leader of the Marine Band. During the Spanish–American War (1898), Marines led American forces ashore in the Philippines, Cuba, and Puerto Rico, demonstrating their readiness for deployment. At Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, the Marines seized an advanced naval base that remains in use today. Between 1899 and 1916, the Corps continued its record of vigorous participation in foreign expeditions, including the Philippine–American War, the Boxer Rebellion in China (1899–1901), Panama, the Cuban Pacifications, the Perdicaris Incident in Morocco, Veracruz, Santo Domingo, and the Banana Wars in Haiti and Nicaragua; the experiences gained in counter-insurgency and guerrilla operations during this period were consolidated into the Small Wars Manual. World War I During World War I veteran Marines served a central role in the late American entry into the conflict. Unlike the Army, the Marine Corps had a deep pool of officers and NCOs with battle experience, and experienced a smaller expansion. Here, the Marines fought their famed battle at Belleau Wood, creating the Marines’ reputation in modern history. While its previous expeditionary experiences had not earned it much acclaim in the Western world, the Marines’ ferocity and toughness in France earned them the respect of the Germans, who rated them of stormtrooper quality. Though Marines and American media reported that Germans had nicknamed them Teufel Hunden as meaning “Devil Dogs”, there is no evidence of this in German records (as Teufelshunde would be the proper German phrase), it was possibly American propaganda. Nevertheless, the name stuck. The Corps had entered the war with 511 officers and 13,214 enlisted personnel, and by 11 November 1918 had reached a strength of 2,400 officers and 70,000 men. [35] Between the World Wars, the Marine Corps w a s headed b y Commandant John A . Lejeune, a n d u n -

World War II In World War II, the Marines played a central role in the Pacific War. The battles of Guadalcanal, Bougainville, Tarawa, Guam, Tinian, Saipan, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa saw fierce fighting between Marines and the Imperial Japanese Army. Philip Johnston proposed the use of Navajo as a code language to the Corps. The idea was accepted, and the Navajo code was formally developed and modeled on the Joint Army/Navy Phonetic Alphabet. During the battle of Iwo Jima, photographer Joe Rosenthal took the famous photograph Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima of five Marines and one Navy Corpsman raising the American flag on Mt. Suribachi. Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal, having come ashore earlier that day, said of the flag raising, “...the raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next five hundred years.” The acts of the Marines during the war added to their already significant popular reputation. By war’s end, the Corps expanded from two brigades to six divisions, five air wings, and supporting troops, totaling about 485,000 Marines. In addition, 20 defense battalions and a parachute battalion were set raised. Nearly 87,000 Marines were casualties during World War II (including nearly 20,000 killed), and 82 were awarded the Medal of Honor. Despite Secretary Forrestal’s prediction, the Corps faced an immediate institutional crisis following the war due to the low budget. Army generals pushing for a


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Boyne City Manager Michael Cain announced at the Boyne City Commission March 22 meeting that a new kiosk has been set up which will allow people to use the internet free of charge during regular hours of operation. strengthened and reorganized defense establishment also attempted to fold the Marine mission and assets into the Navy and Army. Drawing on hastily assembled Congressional support, the Marine Corps rebuffed such efforts to dismantle the Corps, resulting in statutory protection of the Marine Corps in the National Security Act of 1947. Shortly afterward, in 1952 the Douglas-Mansfield Bill afforded the Commandant an equal voice with the Joint Chiefs of Staff on matters relating to the Marines and established the structure of three active divisions and air wings that remain today. Korean War The Korean War (1950–1953) saw the hastily formed Provisional Marine Brigade holding the defensive line at the Pusan Perimeter. To execute a flanking maneuver, General Douglas MacArthur called on Marine air and ground forces to make an amphibious landing at Inchon. The successful

landing resulted in the collapse of North Korean lines and the pursuit of North Korean forces north near the Yalu River until the entrance of the People’s Republic of China into the war. Chinese troops surrounded, surprised and overwhelmed the overextended and outnumbered American forces. X Corps, which included the 1st Marine Division and the Army’s 7th Infantry Division, regrouped and inflicted heavy casualties during their fighting withdrawal to the coast, now known as the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. Marines would continue a battle of attrition around the 38th Parallel until the 1953 armistice. The Korean War saw the Corps expand from 75,000 regulars to a force of 261,000 Marines, mostly reservists. 30,544 Marines were killed or wounded during the war and 42 were awarded the Medal of Honor. Next week: Part II Ed May III Curmedgeonly Historian

Charlevoix County Sheriff Reports Possible Homicide

Sheriff Don Schneider reports the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a probable homicide. Deputies and Charlevoix City EMS were dispatched to a residence in Charlevoix Township on information of a possible deceased female. Upon arrival, it was quickly determined from both witness statements and evidence at the scene that the death of a 94 year old female was a homicide. Sheriff’s investigators were assisted at the scene by the Michigan State Police forensic

team out of the Grayling Forensic Lab. Evidence at the scene was collected by both Sheriff’s Investigators and lab technicians for further evaluation. The body of the victim was transported to Grand Rapids for a forensic autopsy. A suspect is presently lodged at the Charlevoix County Jail and is pending formal charges by Prosecuting Attorney John Jarema. No further information on the victim or suspect will be released until formal charges are authorized. Sheriff Schneider wants to impress on the citizens of Charlevoix that they are safe, as this appears to be an isolated incident. W.D. Schneider Sheriff

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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.

Mark O’Brien of petoskey is pictured fishing at the Boyne River on Saturday, March 26 in Boyne City.

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:

PHOTO BY JOSH SAMPSON 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 sub-

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

stitute 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 good health. Please call Kathy Jacobsen RN today to schedule your appointment at 231-547-8906.

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.

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 5 Walker & Schmidt Town Hall mtgs Sen. Walker announces town hall meeting with Rep. Schmidt State Sen. Howard Walker an-

nounced that he will hold a town hall meeting in the 37th District with state Rep. Wayne Schmidt on Tuesday, April 5. Walker said the forum will provide an opportunity for constituents to discuss current events and state government. “I hope that residents of the 37th Senate District take this opportunity to come by and share their

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 March 29 SHARPSHOOTERS OF CHARLEVOIX COUNTY The Charlevoix County History Pre s e r vat i o n Society presents its first

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BOYNE AREA EVENTS thoughts and concerns,” said Walker, R-Traverse City. “I encourage everyone to stop in.” The location and time of the Tuesday, April 5 meeting is: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Hagerty Center 715 E. Front Street Traverse City 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 pro-

vides 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 231-536-0333, or email wagbo@ April 9 Murder Mystery Murder Mystery Dinner to benefit the Jeremy & Nicholas Bingham scholarship fund. Date: April 9, 2011 Time: 7:00 pm Place: The Mallard Price:$50.00/per person Dinner is steak & shrimp, veggie,

salad and dessert. Murder mystery game by Jim Russell of Murder Mysteries Inc. out of Petoskey. All proceeds go to the scholarship fund at the Charlevoix Community Foundation. We give away (2) $1,000 scholarships to a college bound graduate of Charlevoix County every year. contact Nikki Skrocki (231-350-0416) or Brenda Bingham (231-350-1081) or call The Insurance Shop 231-536-3331 to register! 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,

tion 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.

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 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

erations. 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 231536-9702 or mailto:scannon@ 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 auc-

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, nonimpact exercise that promotes health and inner tranquility. It also builds strength & endurance, and improves balance, coordination & flexibility. Tai Chi is suitable for people with problems moving because of age, injury, and arthritis and all levels

of physical fitness. Meg McClorey teaches the Tai Chi Fundamentals form and The Yang Short Form. Meg has practiced the Yang Short form since 1994 and taught since 2000. Tai Chi Fundamentals is an accessible form for everyone, it begins with simple movement patterns and progresses into a complete form. The Yang form is more difficult to learn, often taking a year or more of daily practice for information call Meg: 231-582-7689 Email -


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Boyne Country Provisions 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 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.

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“Purveyors of Fine Wet Goods & Facilitators of Liquid Enjoyment” Good afternoon fellow Wine Enthusiasts! Just when I thought Spring was here, it sounds like we’ll be breaking out the shovels again soon. I think I need a glass of wine ... This month’s encore wine tasting at Cafe Santé tomorrow night is sold out. We’re excited that Tom Tomalka of A.H.D. Vintners will be joining us as well. As usual, Chef Kyle has put together an exciting line up of paired food for the tasting. Next months tasting will be 4/20--mark your calendars and buy tickets early. We need your help (& photos)! Please help us decorate the new Wine Emporium space with your favorite “wine country” photos. Send us one or two of your favorites by email and we’ll handle the printing and framing. Below is a photo submitted to us by Chuck Goosen, our wine rep. from Imperial Beverage. This is of the Burnkastel castle in Germany. Can you imagine how difficult it must be hand harvesting the grapes from these steep hillsides? This week’s “W.O.W.” (wine of the week) 2009 Chronic Cellars “Purple Paradise” Paso Robles AVA, California 95% Zinfandel & 5% Petit Sirah 14.5% About Purple Paradise: Made at Peachy Canyon Winery, Chronic Cellars is made by the sons of the owners of Peachy Canyon. While it started out as a pleasant venture for fun, it has quickly taken off and now demand exceeds production level. Purple Paradise is a fruit driven Zinfandel with lots of Blackberry fruit on the nose and forward palate. Bursting with raspberries and strawberries complemented by white pepper, vanilla, and sage. Deep dark purple color, smooth on the palate, light tannins and a hint of fruity sweetness. Delicious! Finishing dry with vibrant acidity, Pair-A-Dice will accompany Italian food quite well. What’s New & Tasting Great? We love supporting Michigan Made products and are excited to announce that we just received our first shipment of Dragonmead beers proudly made in Warren, Michigan. We have; “Under the Kilt”--Wee Heavy Scotch Style Ale, “Final Absolution”--Belgian Style Trappel Ale and “Crown Jewels”--India Pale Ale. 4 pack bottles for $11.99 ea. Cheers! Ed & Kristine Brehm

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Six-month Moratorium on medical MJ stores BENJAMIN GOHS ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Boyne City Commissioners voted unanimously to prohibit medical marijuana stores in the city – for now. The vote came during the commission's March 22, meeting. “This is an issue communities all across the state are facing with the new voterapproved legislation,” said Boyne City Manager Michael Cain. “We're trying to figure out how to react to all the ins and outs of this.” He added, “There are a lot of details still being sorted out at the court levels.” Boyne City Planner Scott McPherson said the moratorium will last six months. “Basically it put a hold on any type of that use being developed,” he said. “This gives the city an opportunity to research the issue and time to identify possible courses of action.” Since the law passed in late-2008, mu-

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This program hit a snag, however, when it came to Boyne City’s Historic Museum. The Historical Commission, having spent years selling copies of these pictures, was initially hesitant, citing a need to retain control over pictures belonging to the Museum. They also stated that they are not a public entity. Some research on the part of City Manager Michael Cain and some inquiries from the City Commission revealed that the Historical Commission was a public entity, and subject to the Freedom of Information Act.

nicipalities across the state have scrambled to pass zoning laws in an attempt to regulate if, where and how medical marijuana dispensaries and marijuana collectives maybe operated. Boyne City now joins Flint, Linden, Fenton and Cadillac among cities who have put the issue on hold. What this moratorium does not do is change the law which allows approved patients with proper state identification from growing, possessing and using marijuana for medically-approved purposes. The moratorium only affects potential medical marijuana stores – of which Boyne City currently has none. “One of the things communities are looking to do is not make a mistake, and make sure we are working with the best current information available,” PHOTOS BY JOSH SAMPSON Cain said. “We feel we need a little more time – and we're watching what our neighboring communities are doing Pat and Allison Krauss (above) from Petoskey, spent the afternoon shopping in Boyne City. The duo across the state.” were on their way to get a pizza from Lake Street Market when this picture was taken. Pictured below is Justin Belford of Boyne City. Belford enjoyed the sunshine on Saturday, March 26 by taking it easy “We just want to make sure that what on a bench downtown. is done is best for our citizens,” cited Cain. An agreement laid out by the City and modified by May was drafted, laying out draft points specifying how photos were to be scanned, where they were to be stored, and when scanning could take place. Having been signed, provided proper steps are taken, May is free to scan the archives of the Museum to expand the archive of Boyne City. “I’m glad this is over, and that I can get back to work,” concluded May. Anyone interested in including their photos in the archive can contact May at, or contact the Boyne District Library.

Friends from the Falls

Saturday in Boyne


Katie Henson, Waylon Habasco, Anjie Forman and Dustin Burch, all of Boyne Falls, enjoyed the sunshine despite cold temperatures on Saturday, March 26 in downtown Boyne City. The group was spending the afternoon hanging out at a local park.

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That’s okay. We’ll have plenty of heat right here at Lake Street Market. Lori Fletcher, owner and everything-maker at Li’l Terror Hot Sauce in Bellaire, will be here sharing samples of her spicy condiments and snacks. In addition to heat, Lori packs plenty of flavor into her goods— a nearly revolutionary concept in the world of hot sauce.

Stop in any time between 4 & 7 on Friday the 1st to try some hot sauce, tomatillo salsa, “Calamity Corn,” and handmade tamales.

306 S Lake St, Boyne City 582-4450

The Boyne City Gazette  

The March 30 edition features a possible change in taxes, a six-month moratorium on medical marijuana in city limits, and possible support f...

The Boyne City Gazette  

The March 30 edition features a possible change in taxes, a six-month moratorium on medical marijuana in city limits, and possible support f...