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Wednesday, June 22, 2011


••• SOBO Arts Fest’ INSIDE

Amber Kotalik (left) and Lindsay Clemens tie boats to the dock in Boyne City’s marina last Saturday.

»SOBO , pg. 5

Planning Concord budget up $64,000 commission fate on tap BENJAMIN GOHS ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners likely to decide how to proceed with planning services BENJAMIN GOHS ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Rapidly nearing the July 1, Michigan State deadline to recast county planning efforts, Charlevoix County Commissioners will discuss the matter at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22. During the regularly scheduled board meeting, commissioners will consider a memorandum by Charlevoix County Planning Director Larry Sullivan which details the qualifications of current planning commission members and what state law requires from counties. “I have been asked to outline the requirements of being appointed to a planning commission,” Sullivan stated in his June 17, letter to the board. “The membership of the planning commission shall be an odd number between five and 11 members.” The move to decide who and how planning services will be fulfilled county-wide stems from the Michigan Planning Enabling Act, revised in 2008, which requires that counties maintain either a planning department or a planning commission or perform various planning duties by a contracted service or the board of commissioners itself.

»PLANNING , pg. 4


Concord Academy Boyne is proposing a 20112012 budget in the amount of $1,447,550 which is down slightly from last year’s budget of $1,511,250.

“These, as you can see, are similar to previous years,” said Concord Academy Boyne Assistant Administrator and Business Manager Barry Dwight Cole. “There is no mystery in school finances ... We spend money on supplies, staff, and the building.” Cole said the school has worked to keep expenditures flat in the face of rising costs and shrinking revenue. “We tightened our belt this year and expect to do the same next year,” he said. “We expect no ad-

ditions to staff next year.” The school’s science teacher is leaving the school, and her position will be replaced. Cole said he does not anticipate any layoffs at this time, and that their projections are based on expected state aid payments. “The latest we have heard, and our budget is based on, is that state aid per pupil will be reduced by $300 next year over this year,” he said. “We are proud that in the face of reductions from the State, we fin-

»BUDGET , pg. 5

Racing drives lifelong passion


John McLeod of Boyne City recently qualified for a tenth place position in the NHRA Lucas Oil Sportsman racing series, but cars have been a lifelong passion for this father and husband. BENJAMIN GOHS ASSOCIATE EDITOR Going fast and looking cool doing it is nothing new for Boyne City’s John McLeod. He comes off a top 10 qualifier in the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Lucas Oil Sportsman series, which pits racers on tracks across the Midwest, but muscle cars and racing have been a life-long love. “I have been into cars all my life

and went to races when I was too young to drive,” McLeod said. “Then I worked with friends until I could afford to race my own car.” While McLeod has been racing for nearly 10 years, his knowledge of cars stems from his childhood. “My dad raced at Detroit drag strip and Woodward Avenue,” McLeod said. “He and my granddad were pattern-makers and have always been my inspiration and passion towards cars.”

Racing has long been McLeod’s hobby, but he has recently entered the ranks of the National Hot Rod Association. “This year I have stepped up and race in division 3 with the NHRA,” he said. “It has been a humbling experience at this level.” Owner of Classic Instruments of Boyne City, McLeod drives a Dodge Drag Pak 2009 with a 6.1 Hemi. “I do a lot of the work myself but get a lot of help from friends,” he said. “It takes a lot of people to race and work on them.” McLeod added, “The faster you go, the more money and people it takes.” McLeod’s fastest time ever was in the 7.90s at 176 mph in a front engine alcohol-injected fiat. “I, too, have raced at Bonneville salt flats and received my license in a Nascar power 32 Roadster,” he said. “We race much as possible. We would race every weekend but work and family come first.” McLeod runs his cars in eight to 12 races a year. While there are many from which

»racing , pg. 4

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Love fun? Music? Art? Celebration? If so then the 2nd Annual Boyne City SOBO Arts Festival is just for you. The festival begins on June 24 in the SOBO District in downtown Boyne City. “The SOBO Arts Festival is an eclectic festival representing our finest local and statewide talent,” said Robin Lee Berry, owner of Freshwater Studios. “This festival is a celebration of the return of summer to Boyne City and is offered in conjunction with Stroll the Streets.” The event will feature wine tastings, Stroll the Streets, aerial silk demonstrations, dance workshops, street performers, live paintings and an open mic event for local musicians.

“It unites the visual, audio, healing and written word,” Berry said. “It features a Kid’s Court to inspire our children to explore their creativity. Artists & musicians from around the state join together to display and sell their work.” Featured artists will show their work in all forms of media and will be judged by a jury of artists. Best in Show and Best Booth Design awards will be given out and winners of the logo contest will have their artwork used by SOBO in promotional material for the upcoming year. “It publicizes the fact that we are becoming a more artsy community,” said Jim Baumann, Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director. “It has helped revitalize the SOBO area.” He added, “I attended it last year

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2  Boyne City GAZETTE  June 22, 2011

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It is well known around Boyne City that we are blessed in both our history and heritage. It can be seen on signs as we walk by histor‘My Two Cents’ icIt buildings. can be read CHRIS FAULKNOR about in each weeks paper, ranging from the founding of our city and bits of our time line to specific businesses and entities. Our history is plain to see in our own museum, owned, provided, and maintained by the City of Boyne City. Having such a rich history makes it even more of a heartbreak when a piece of it dies. James Silbar, the long-time publisher of the Charlevoix County Press, passed away on June 11 at the age of 71. Jim owned and ran the Charlevoix County Press for 14 years,

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Anne Thurston ‘Beautiful Boyne’

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Brien Vuylukson ‘Growing Together’

1946 through 1950 1946 J a c k Dickhout returns to Boyne City, buys the business from his uncle, Herbert J. SchEDWARD MAY III neider, and starts his first business. “Jack’s Super Service,” on the corner of East and Water Streets. Sister Leah Waggoner is elected president of the Boyne City Monday Study Club. Many Boyne City veterans who hold membership in the American Legion Post No. 228 gather and form a volunteer honor guard

Saturday June 25 Partly Cloudy 72° Sunday June 26 Partly Cloudy 74° Monday June 27 Scattered Showers 75° Tuesday June 28 Scattered Showers 74°

The Weather and Opinion section is sponsored by the Boyne City Rotary Club. The Rotarians can be seen running a concession stand at football games, generously sponsoring the local Boy Scouts, participating in the Labor Day Car Show, and giving to many charitable organizations. Their meetings are at 7 a.m. on Mondays at Robert’s Restaurant. For more information, talk to any Rotarian.

This old photograph shows downtown Boyne City as it looked in 1943. Tell your children what businesses were on Lake Street in the 1940s, and what World War II was like for a guy living in downtown Boyne City. Show your nephew that picture of the old Boyne school, the one-room schoolhouse, along with who your teacher was and what she did. The only way to keep the unique history of Boyne City alive is to share it with others, so do not keep it to yourself. One day, I will have the honor of telling my children about my ‘old’ Boyne City. I will impart memories about the

opening of Cooper’s, remind them where I was when the Devlon Property was simply a hole in the ground (this is said with hope that something will happen by then), and laugh as I reminisce about our Independence Day, SOBO Arts Festival, German Christmas Market, and a morning back in 2009 when I woke up at 4 a.m. to deliver the first edition of The Boyne City Gazette. What will you tell your children when they ask about Boyne City? More importantly, will you wait for them to ask?

squad. Many of these men are veterans having seen service in the Second World War. A few having served in both the First and Second World War. Members of the original squad as formed were: Gilbert Lindsay Dale Spencer Eugene Kurchinski, Jr. Robert Harbaugh William Kirby Larry (Huck) Amesbury Jim (Junior) Colley William Kirby Robert Cook Devere Middleton Milan Hardy Carlton (Bud) Hutton George Durina Ray Green Robert Kurchinski

William Benser Jasper Goen Wiley (Bunt) Vought George Zink Cebert (Cebe) Gillespie The Boyne City Council offers the county free property, located near the REA building, on North Lake Street, for the use of the Court if the County will allow the County Seat to return to Boyne City. This is, alas, to no avail. Old wounds sometimes never heal. Approval is given by the Michigan Masonic Home Board to proceed with a 50 bed addition to the existing home. Brother, Claude Green reports, as chairman, that the Lodge and Chapter pinochle tournaments are still a success and are assisting the temple revenue.

A new vacuum cleaner is purchased. The lodge paying one third of the cost or $18.33. New lights are installed in the billiard and card playing rooms. The R.A.M. Chapter and Lodge each paying half the cost or $21.75. The average monthly electric power bill for the temple is less than $10. Grand Master Paul D. Strawhecker and Past Grand Secretary Charles T. Sherman travel to Boyne City Lodge to attend a regular lodge communication on June 21st. The Michigan Masonic War Council is actively seeking equipment and other donations that will be allocated for use of our world war veterans. They also are attempting to locate

»HISTORY , pg. 17

Crossing bridges when you reach them

Wednesday June 22 Scattered T-storms 74°

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A Bit of Boyne History

Weather Thursday June 23 Scattered T-Storms 66°

serving as Editor and Publisher after moving up from a chain of newspapers downstate. The Charlevoix County Press was once the Boyne Citizen, and would return as such in later times. I did not have the pleasure of knowing Jim as well as I would have liked. I do, however, know that his activity around town earned him a reputation as an honorable and ambitious individual. Our newspaper in Boyne City carries with it the hearts and souls of so many people who have fought to keep it alive. Since the 1800s, Boyne City’s newspaper has, under one name or another, continued to thrive in spite of many obstacles with very few interruptions. My pride in continuing that tradition is immense and my love for Boyne City is what drives it day-to-day. With that said, I have a challenge for you – do not forget. Take this history and pass it on. Tell your grandchildren what it was like to live in the Great Depression.

‘Beautiful Boyne’ ANNE THURSTON

Here in Boyne City it is very likely if the subject of bridges comes up we will think of the Mackinaw Bridge before San Francisco’s Bay Bridge or the Brook-

lyn Bridge of New York City. And from our childhood days the ditty about London Bridge falling down still invades our memories. To the best of my knowledge our bridge which crosses the Boyne River next to the water front on Lake Street holds no official title. In my mind I think of it as the ‘Flower Bridge’ because of its beautiful flower boxes which overflow with blossoms all summer long. Again this year I have driven by as mem-

bers of the garden club plant, water and weed this wonderful gift they present to all of us and our visitors. And its next of kin, the bridges on each side of our ‘Gazebo’ Park are nameless also. Mentally I think of them as the Park Bridge and the Post Office Bridge. Hidden between the three bridges is an all but unknown walkway along the Boyne River’s banks. The river’s cold, clear waters rush along their way to Lake Charlevoix

in an all but secluded section of our town’s very heart. It reminds me of a similar walkway which follows the Boardman River on the edge of Traverse City’s downtown area. There, again, the vegetation on the river’s banks remains as it was before the area was settled. Oh, here and there someone has added a flowering plant or bush, but for the most part, like the banks of the Boyne, nature has been left to its

»BEAUTIFUL , pg. 17

A Primer on Cloward and Piven, and Saul Alinski In the 1960s, two radical Columbia University professors, Cloward and Piven, wrote the The Cloward and Piven ‘Conservative Corner’ Strategy, deKAREN PETERS tailing how to force “political change through orchestrated crisis, seeking to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, stressing the system, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.” The welfare system was the first target of the Cloward and Piven strategy, using violent demonstrations to achieve desired results. In NYC one of every three people ended up on the welfare rolls,

sending the city into bankruptcy and turning welfare from a limited-time expectancy into a lifetime entitlement. The drain on local resources persists indefinitely, just as planned. In 1970 ACORN was established – the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, which has been responsible for widespread criminal activity countrywide. As divulged by Townhall, they successfully used the following Cloward-Piven Strategy to get more Democrat voters: 1. Register as many Democrat voters as possible, legal or otherwise, and help them vote, multiple times if possible. 2. Overwhelm the system with fraudulent registrations using multiple entries of the same name, names of deceased, random names from the phone book, even contrived names. 3. Make the system difficult to

police by lobbying for minimal identification standards. Rules for Radicals, written by Saul Alinsky in 1989, became the go-to book for those interested in fomenting progressive revolution. With the intent to create a crisis, it was suggested: “Pick the Target, Freeze It, Personalize It, Polarize it.” Remember these rules while reading current events. Then along came Barack Hussein Obama, almost out of nowhere. Having been deeply influenced in childhood by his mentor (selfproclaimed Communist Frank Marshall Davis); employed as a community organizer and attorney for ACORN; befriending unrepentant, bomb-throwing Weather Underground’s Bill Ayers; and maturing in the thugocracy which is Chicago politics, Obama was uniquely qualified to sell his Hope and Change mantra. Who could be against that? Those interested in reading the full story can go to: printpage/?url= obama_and_the_strategy.html “Make the enemy live up to their (sic) own book of rules,” Alinsky wrote in his 1989 book Rules for Radicals. “When pressed to honor every word of every law and statute, every Judeo-Christian moral tenet, and every implicit promise of the liberal social contract, human agencies inevitably fall short. The system’s failure to “live up” to its rule book can then be used to discredit it altogether, and to replace the capitalist “rule book” with a socialist one.” Obama openly campaigned for “fundamental change” for America, and Michelle Obama proclaimed: “Barack knows that we are going to have to make sacrifices; we are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our tra-

»PETERS , pg. 17

June 22, 2011  BOYNE CITY GAZETTE  3

COPS & COURTS Boyne City Police Department Weekly Report

Tuesday, June 7 5:19pm Hit & run property damage accident in the 400 block of N lake St 10:35pm Received fireworks complaint from the 300 block of E Division St 11:12pm Private property damage accident in the Industrial Park Wednesday, June 8 6:40am Report of water main break 8:13am Report of damage done to bike rack in the 300 block of N Lake St 8:29am Civil dispute in the 500 block of N Lake St 3:51pm unlock at State and Hannah Streets 5:56pm Unlock in the 300 block of

E Division St 4:48pm Car damaged in parking lot in the 400 block of N Lake St 10:28pm Unlock on Jefferson St 9:58pm Unlock in the 500 block of N Lake St Thursday, June 9 11:52am Report of loose dog charging subject in the 100 block of E Michigan Av Friday, June 10 6:45am Confused elderly subject dropped of at PD. Was checked by ambulance and released to family member. 11:04am car versus building accident on N East St 1:35pm Report of domestic dispute

in the 500 block of Hannah St 7:22pm Parking ticket issued on S Park St 9:22pm Parking ticket issued on S Park St Saturday, June 11 9:58am Parking complaint received in the 500 block of N Lake St 12:17pm Child custody dispute in the 900 block of Boyne Av 3:07pm Report of stolen I-pod in the 300 block of E Division St 4:50pm Report of larceny of gasoline in the 400 block of N Lake St. Subject returned and paid 5:24pm Unlock in the 400 block of N Lake St

1:29am Citation issued for disregarding stop sign at State and East St 2:16am Report of intoxicated male in traffic on Water St 10:58am Unlock in the 1300 block of Pleasant Av 1:46pm Report of injured deer in the 1000 block of Boyne Av 5:56pm Report of kids playing in the street on Vogel near Jersey St 6:17pm Unlock at Old City Park 5:34pm Unlock in the 1000 block of Boyne Av 7:42pm Report of possible drunk driver on Michigan Av

Monday, June 13 1:30am Car deer accident on State St near Cozy Ln 2:48pm Domestic disturbance in the 300 block of E Division St 8:18am Subject arrested on warrant 11:15am Citation issued for No Registration 6:15pm Citation issued for improper lane use 7:00pm Report of damage to windshield of car near Wilson and Ann Streets 10:24pm Assist ambulance with attempted suicide in the 400 block of High St

Sunday, June 12

Charlevoix County Sheriff Reports On June 13th, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. Charlevoix County Deputies and Charlevoix Township Fire and Charlevoix EMS responded to a one vehicle rollover accident in Marion Township. The driver Drew Seymour, age 16, of Charlevoix lost control of his parents Chevrolet Blazer and the vehicle rolled, coming to a stop on its roof in the middle on Barnard Road near Paddock Road. Seymour was the only person in the

vehicle and was transported to Charlevoix Area Hospital where he was treated and released for minor injuries. Speed was a factor in the crash. On Tuesday June 14, 2011 at 7:43 p.m. the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office responded to a personal injury traffic crash which occurred in a private driveway in Wilson Township. 5 year old Jessica Evans climbed

into her parent’s 2000 Ford E350 van, started the engine, and drove it part way down their driveway. The van struck a tree, just off the driveway, and came to a stop. Jessica received minor injuries to her chin, lip, and a scrape on her left foot. Jessica was transported to Northern Michigan Hospital, by her parents, where she was treated and released.

Letters from our Readers Kudos, Nicholls Editor: We all enjoyed the 2011 Michigan Mountain Mayhem. Thank-you, Paul Nicholls, for such a grand treat. From concept to final execution this cycling event was the very best and most successful in the state. After registering a thousand riders from 14 states, four countries and three Provinces of Canada we all came together with a great wel-

Dear Rose Dear Rose: My husband and I have been married for two wonderful years with one beautiful child and what I thought was a respectable marriage. A few weeks ago, before my husband left to go to work, he went to check his e-mail. When I walked into the room, he quickly logged out. I found this to be very weird behavior for him. After he left for work, I logged into his account and began to ponder through is e-mail looking for anything unusual. Well,

coming party on Friday evening to help the Make-A-Wish Foundation thanks to Lisa Kruzel’s group that organized this function. The hospitality of Boyne City was felt by our guests as they had a breakfast at the high school and waited out the early morning showers before attacking the hills. Paul, everyone enjoyed the pain and rush of the hills. They are all back home planning next year’s trip back to the hills of Boyne and

are telling their friends how much they missed this weekend. The luncheon was outstanding after the long day in the saddle with the most entertaining display of cycling. The Bike4BreastCancer beer tent was another treat for the thirsty cyclists. Paul, you did good! We want you to do it all over again next year. Michael Sheean Boyne City

needless to say there was nothing. As I was going to log out I accidentally hit the sent mail button and there it was. He had forwarded a picture of a woman lying in bed to his cell phone. The hurtful thing about it is the woman is a friend of ours. I was so distraught, and when I confronted my husband he said I was seeing to much into it. He claimed there was nothing going on between the two of them and she sent the picture to prove a point her point in a discussion they had at work about cell phones: namely that the iPhone takes horrible pictures. She also stated there’s nothing going on between them, and apologized for sending the picture. Needless to say I stopped socializing with this woman and insisted my husband do the same. Rose, I have lost trust in my husband, I constantly find myself wondering if he still socializes with her at work and I find myself checking

his e-mail and phone. This is not the type of marriage I want. Do you advise staying in a marriage without trust? Divorce on my mind

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Virilocal /vir-uh-LOH-kuhl/ Adjective Living with or located near a husband’s father’s family. Example: “By contrast, when marriage is virilocal, the ties between married women and their natal groups are commonly attenuated.”

Dear Divorce, At first blush this does look awfully incriminating, but what is more telling is your reaction and jumping to talk of divorce before further exploration. Do you love your husband? I certainly don’t recommend staying in a marriage without trust — there is no point to it. On the other hand, a starting point, if you choose to explore your relationship further, is to find a competent marriage counselor and explore the situation. Everyone makes mistakes at one time or another, if you can no longer trust your husband after this episode then the ultimate solution

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»ROSE , pg. 17

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4  Boyne City GAZETTE  June 22, 2011

PLANNING From Page 1

“The current planning commission was created in the mid1960s,” Sullivan stated. “Adopting a new ordinance will require the county board of commissioners also appoint individuals to the planning commission as if the planning commission was being newly created.” Anyone interested in serving on the planning commission should submit a letter of intent to Charlevoix County Clerk Cherie Browe or plan on attending this week’s meeting. The makeup of the planning commission must include representation from economic, governmental, educational, agricultural,

RACING From Page 1

to choose, McLeod does have some favorite Detroit metal. “My favorite car? That is tough,” he said. “I like a lot, but probably the ‘69 factory lightweight Dodge Dart or the Hemi Barracuda of the same year.” Though he has entered hundreds of races, McLeod said he does not tire of the sport. “Why I race? The people. The trill. The challenge. I love it,” he said. “It’s a passion, not a hobby – It’s a high like no other.”

FROM PAGE ONE recreational, and other sectors of vital interest. “The planning enabling act further states that the membership shall be representative of the entire territory of the unit of government to the extent practicable,” Sullivan stated. “The county shall make every reasonable effort to ensure that the membership of the county planning commission includes a member of a public school board or an administrative employee of a school district located in whole or in part within the county’s boundaries.” According to Sullivan, as the planning commission stands, it fairly represents the varied interests of the county. “The current members of the planning commission appear to fulfill the requirement of being

representative of the important segments of the community,” he stated. “The one shortcoming at this time would appear to be geographic representation from the east end of the county, the north side of the county and Beaver Island.” Sullivan added, “Given that we have 15 townships, three cities and one village, and a small number of county planning commission members, it is not possible to have every unit of government represented at all times.” The Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners meets in the board room at 203 Antrim St., in Charlevoix. For questions regarding the planning department or planning commission, call Larry Sullivan at (231) 547-7234.

Takin’ a break


Carl Sootalu of Estonai, Northern Europe, lunches in Veterans Park.

McLeod added, “If I’m not work- should be done in an organized racing for a short time. ing I am racing with friends that manner at approved tracks and “I have been at Lugana Seca. race or watching racing on TV.” never on the street. Las Vegas and Willow Springs, For those interested in getting “The team at Classic Instruments but found I was not good enough into the sport, McLeod to be a good competisaid there are many tor and it’s too far to Safety equipment is expensive, options. travel,” he said. “So, “The nice thing about but worth its weight in gold. I’ll stick to cars.” racing is it has numerThe 43-year-old has JOHN MCLEOD, DRAG RACER ous levels. You can go lived in Boyne City to any local track and since 1976. He Gradurace your daily driver,” ated from Motec the he said. “And, you can spend as sponsors numerous Jr. dragster Chrysler tech school and then little or much as you want.” like Hunter Ache (2010) track North Central Michigan College But, he added, “Safety equip- Champion at Mid Michigan with a degree in law enforcement is expensive, but worth its Motorplex, which is our home ment. weight in gold.” track,” he said. He later attended the police acadMcLeod urged that all racing McLeod even tried motorcycle emy at Lansing Community Col-

lege and worked at Boyne City Police Department as an officer for nearly 12 years, and his mom and dad owned Boyne Ave. Greenhouse for 30-plus years. McLeod is married to Josette Lory. The couple has two children. “I owe my ability to race and play to Mike Stowe for seeing my potential in business and taking a chance on me, my family for allowing me the time and understanding and support and the wonderful employees at Classic Instruments,” he said. “With out them I would not be able to work where I play.”

Course owner may seek thousands in damages crack of dawn and they ripped everything out that they planned on and they trimmed back some trees that are not in the right-of-way,” he said. “My attorneys are looking into it.” Williams claims energy company DTE left unsightly mounds of dirt where each of the 20 trees once stood over his golf course. “They guaranteed they would remove the stumps below the surface and cover them with black dirt and seed of my choice, but they put lousy topsoil on it and huge humps,” he said. “We're going to have to redo every stump out there.” Williams also claimed DTE offered to pay $1,000 toward some shrubs to help cover some of the holes left in the golf course's landscaping. “They said that offer came off the table when I sued them,” he said. “It looks like a tornado came through.” The suit in question was dismissed in Charlevoix's 33rd Circuit Court on Friday, June 3. Wil-


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On Saturday June 18, 2011 at 1805 the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a possible drowning at the Thumb Lake Public Beach. Marine Department Deputies responded as well as two road patrol units. The victim, 49 year old Daniel Russell Anthony of Boyne Falls, had been pulled from the water by bystanders who initiated CPR. CPR was continued until Anthony was transported to Otsego Memorial Hospital by the Boyne City Ambulance where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy was scheduled and the incident remains under investigation. Sheriff Schneider wishes to applaud the efforts of Amanda Jean Kisic, Jaclyn Nowak, Kellie Mumford, and two unidentified males who pulled Anthony from the water. He also wishes to praise the efforts of Mumford, Jared Zieris and other for performing CPR on Anthony. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Hudson Township First Responders and the Boyne City Ambulance/EMS.


The trees may be gone, but apparently the fight is not over. According to Brian Williams, coowner of Boyne Rapids Adventure

Golf, the cost to fix the scarred earth due to the forced removal of 20 trees from his golf course will be significant. “They showed up here about the

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liams had sought an injunction to aches of the last few weeks, Wilprevent DTE from removing trees liams said the fight has been worth along a natural gas pipeline, but it. lost due to a 50-year-old easement “I don't regret it at all. It's the right the energy company holds over a thing to do,” he said. “The big bulnearly 300-foot length of Williams' lies on the block won one against a small business and unfortunately property. The company cited regulations and we don't have a choice on who we public safety for the tree removal. go through for natural gas.” According to a DTE spokesman, Boyne Rapids Adventure Golf lightning often strikes trees, and has been in business for nearly 23 trees which grow over or near gas pipelines can lead the lightning strike down into the pipeline causing an ex- Boyne Ave Greenhouse & Florist Shop plosion. Your full-service greenhouse, florist, garden center & gifts Williams said Annuals, Perennials, Shrubs, Soil, Wholly Cow Compost & Manure additional costs Hanging Baskets, Fresh Cut Flowers & Complete Floral Service Daily Deliveries & Wire Service to fix his course include renting Custom Flower Beds, Cemetery Service & Property Maintenance a stump grinder Bring in this ad for 10% discount for cash & carry and the labor to lay dirt and reAt same location for 111 years! seed. 921 Boyne Ave., Boyne City Despite the legal (231) 582-6621 fees and head-

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ished with a strong fund balance this past year, and are confident of providing an excellent education next year.” Instructional expenditures account for $821,150 while general administration costs for legal fees, an audit, management services and land and building outlay equaled $25,700, which increased slightly from last year’s amount of $24,689.

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and it was a lot of fun. It is one more great event for Boyne City.” Hugh Conklin, Main Street director, said the arts festival is being assisted and marketed by Main Street. “This is our second year,” Conklin said. “In the future it may be a different relationship. The best way for it to work is for the festival to be under the Main Street umbrella. By working together, we can make it an

FROM PAGE ONE General and executive administration costs totalled $227,400 which are broken down into office supplies, group health and accident insurance, workshops and conferences, advertising and contracted administration costs. Business support services, which are comprised of the business manager’s salary, accounting fees, bank charges, leasing a building, liability insurance and other insurances, are expected to cost $77,050 next year -- up from $75,300 last year. Operations and maintenance are

allotted $93,600 for telephone, internet, utilities, pupil transportation and fundraising supplies among others. Outgoing transfers total $192,800. The school currently has a fund balance of $658,335. Concord’s public budget hearing was held on June 20 and results were not available by the Boyne City Gazette’s Monday press time. Anyone interested in a copy of the budget should call the school at (231) 582-0194 or stop by at 401 East Dietz Road in Boyne City.

important part of the community.” Friday night will kick off with swing dance lessons from Chris Faulknor, editor of the Boyne City Gazette. Continuing Saturday, a morning jam will take place at the Boyne Arts Collective, featuring Come One Come All from 10 to 11 a.m. and the Younce Duo from 12 to 1:20 p.m. “I think the SOBO Arts District has done some great things for the community,” Conklin said. “It attributes to a more vibrant arts community.” The event is for everyone, accord-

ing to Baumann, and there are many attractions to bring people to Boyne City. “It has a little bit of everything,” Baumann said. “You get to see a bunch of artists work on a nice sunny day. There is music all day long, and you can go into the two galleries in the area.” Conklin shared what he felt was an apt description of the festival by using a metaphor. “A seed has been planted and if its been properly watered and fertilized it will blossom,” he said. “We hope

Lunchtime launch


Teresa Roberge (left) and Kelly Looze, both of Boyne City, prepare to launch their boat last Saturday. it will become a beautiful flower for the whole community.” Though the festival was considered a success in past years, it takes a lot of work to put together. Berry said it requires many people to organize. “It takes a devoted committee, a sin-

cere Main Street organization, sponsors and lots and lots of volunteers to really bring the best to a community,” she said. “And, Boyne City has that and more.” For more information got to www. or contact Robin Lee Berry at (231) 582-2588.

Boyne Falls approves $83,000 street and sidewalk projects BENJAMIN GOHS ASSOCIATE EDITOR The Village of Boyne Falls Council recently approved a street and sidewalk project which will encompass several sections of roadway throughout the village. During its Monday, June 13, regu-

lar meeting, the council unanimously approved the project which is estimated at $83,442. “We are a small village – we don't have a lot of money to spend,” said Boyne Falls Village Councilman Jim English to representatives of companies bidding on the jobs. “I don't know either of you guys, so

the only thing I'm going by is the price. I make a motion that we accept the lower bid from R and R (Rieth-Riley).” Asphalt overlays will be constructed on portions of Railroad, Main, Mill and Maple streets. A new culvert will also be installed at the corner of Mill and

Local businessman could face felonies According to a Boyne City Police Department press release dated June 14 On Monday, June 13, 44-yearold Monte Wilhelm was arrested on four felony charges of writing a non-sufficient funds check – three within 10 days and $500 or more. Each count is a two-year felony. Upon arresting the man, officers also learned that the Emmet County Sheriff Dept. held another felony warrant for alleged charges on the same subject. The person was lodged on both warrants, and later posted bond on both warrants the same day he was arrested. On January 5, 2010, the Boyne City Police Department received a complaint from Spartan Stores regional investigators (Glen's Markets) reporting that a subject doing business under the name of “ABC Management LLC” and “The BBQ” had written checks to who appeared to be an employee of the business as most of the checks had the word “payroll” written in the memo line of the check. All the checks were for $600, and all were cashed at Glen's Market in Boyne City. The person who cashed these checks was later identified as an employee of the suspect's, and admitted he had taken the checks to Glen's Market, cashed them, and gave the cash back to the suspect in order to pay for business expenses. The employee also said that he was under the impression there was money in the bank to cover these checks. There were a total of 11 checks that did not clear the bank for a total loss to Spartan Stores of $6,600. These checks were written between Aug. 20, 2010 and Oct. 5, 2010. When interviewed, the suspect said that he had thought there was money in his account to cover these checks, but there had been some kind of an error made and he would be repaying these funds. As of June 13, 2011, the funds have not been repaid. An additional charge of nonsufficient check was denied by the court.

In that complaint, a former employee's paycheck was non-sufficient funds, and according to the employee, was never paid by the suspect. The court denied that charge because, according to the court, the proper venue for unpaid wages would be the wage and hour divi-

sion of the federal labor board as this was for labor performed by the complaining employee. The Emmet County complaint involves two charges of allegedly obtaining controlled substances by fraud, which are both fouryear felony charges which could carry up to $30,000 in fines.


First streets. The parking areas adjoining Mill Street and Main Street will also be paved. The winning bid was nearly $6,500



Issued: June 6, 2011


Lori M. Campbell, Deputy Clerk

DEFENDANTS TIMOTHY D ARNER, P.C. By: Timothy D. Arner (P33744) 110 Water Street, P.O. Box 100 Boyne City, MI 49712 Phone: (231) 582-6741

The next regular City Commission meeting is scheduled for June 28, 2011 at noon.

IT IS ORDERED that service of the summons and complaint and a copy of the Order Regarding Alternate Service be made by first class mail to Sara Jo Hollenbeck at her last known address, and by publication once per week for 3 consecutive weeks in a newspaper in Charlevoix County, MI.

CHARLEVOIX COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Synopsis June 8, 2011 The Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners met June 8, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. in the Charlevoix County Commissioners room. All Commissioners were present. Motion approved the minutes of the May 20, 2011 and May 25, 2011 meetings as presented. Motion approved Resolution #11-049, Approve County Expenditures. Motion approved Resolution #11-050, Retirement Tribute to Earl Muma. Motion approved Resolution #11-051, Animal Control Services Contract, and authorized Chairman Evans to sign said contract. Motion adjourned the meeting at 10:50 a.m. Complete copies of Board minutes can be found on the County website, Cheryl Potter Browe, County Clerk

this state. (MCR 2.111(C).


CASE NO. 11-0472-23-NI

Attorney for Plaintiff

Cindy Grice, City Clerk/Treasurer

were served by mail or you were served outside 3. If you do not answer or take action within the time allowed, judgement may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint.


June 14, 2011 Regular Meeting – Approved the May 24, 2011 regular City Commission meeting minutes; approved contract with Boyne Irrigation of Boyne City in the amount of $7,544.82 to install an irrigation system in Sunset Park; approved the rental of a Kohlberg topsoil screen from MDC Contracting at an estimated cost of $6,540 including mobilization; approved request of the City Manager to go into closed session to (1) to consider a periodic personnel evaluation of a public officer as provided in MCL 15.268 (a) of the Michigan Open Meetings Act (PA 267 of 1976) and (2) to consider attorney client privileged communications as provided in MCL 15.268 (h) of the Michigan Open Meetings Act (PA 67 of 1976).

lower than the next closest bid. Reith Riley executives said the work should be completed within a few days with a tentative completion date of June 30.

ORDER REGARDING ALTERNATIVE SERVICE The court finds that service of process upon the defendant, Sara Jo Hollenbeck, cannot reasonably be made as provided in MCR 2.105, and service of process may be made in a manner that is reasonably calculated to give the defendant actual notice of the proceedings and an opportunity to be heard.

For each method used, proof of service must be filed with the court. June 14, 2011 HONORABLE RICHARD M. PAJTAS CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE SECOND SUMMONS NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANT, SARA JO HOLLENBECK. In the name of the people of the State of Michigan you are notified: 1. You are being sued. 2. YOU HAVE 21 DAYS after receiving this summons to file a written answer with the court and serve a copy on the other party or take other lawful action with the court (28 days if you

Claims Notice The NORMAN D HASTINGS REVOCABLE TRUST dated April 9, 1992 TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES: Your interest in the estate may be barred or affected by the following: The decedent, Norman D. Hastings, whose last known address was 527 Bay Street, Boyne City, MI 49712 died November 16, 2010. The decedent, Mary H. Hastings, whose last known address was 527 Bay Street, Boyne City, MI 49712 died October 6, 2007. By trust indenture dated the 9th day of April, 1992, the decedent established the Norman D. Hastings Revocable Trust. There is no representative of the Settler’s estate to whom letters of administration have been issued. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the trust estate will be forever barred unless presented to the Trustee(s), Norman O. Hastings, at 513 West Michigan Avenue, Boyne City, MI 49712, within four months of the date of publication of this notice. Notice is further given that the trust estate will be thereafter assigned and distributed to the persons entitled to it. THIS NOTICE IS PUBLISHED ON JUNE 22, 2011 KEVIN G. KLEVORN (P35531) KLEVORN & KLEVORN Attorneys for the Trustee 215 South Lake Street Boyne City, MI 49712 (231) 582-7911

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BOYNE AREA COMMUNITY Have a community event you would like to see publicized? To have your free, non-profit or fund-raising event considered for publication in the Boyne City Gazette, e-mail the text and related photographs to While we receive too numerous submissions to respond to each request, all will be considered. Note: To ensure placement prior to your event, a paid notice is advisable. PET PRINTS PULSE

PET(S) OF THE WEEK Gomer the dog and Dorothy the cat

Putting pals


Austin Gerard, 7, of Pennsylvania and 4-year-old Heidi Gerard of Boyne City, while away their Saturday at the Boyne Rapids Adventure Golf course in Boyne City.

FACTOID Dogs are about as smart as a two-

Volunteer Connections Weekly Spotlight:

The Blissfest depends on the talents & commitment of folks who are so balanced & versatile that you can work a little and have a lot of fun at the Blissfest. July 8-10, 2011 is our 31st annual festival and we are planning another great weekend of music, dance and community. Volunteers work 8 hours total, generally split into 2- 4 hour shifts in exchange for a

three year old. can understand words, including movements with ing as words.

This means they about 150-200 signals and hand the same mean-

PET TIP Occasionally a feline may roll over and show its stomach to you. Revealing its soft underbelly is a profound gesture of trust as any feline can provide. Remember, however, that this does not necessarily an invitation for you to scratch its stomach. Indeed, doing so may cause the cat to switch rapidly into defense mode. PET HUMOR What cat should you never play poker with ? A Cheetah 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.

weekend ticket. Pre-fest setup and Post-fest cleanup volunteers are required to provide 12 hours. (There are so many folks who want to work pre-fest that these coveted position are by invitation only. We really need your help during the festival.) When we receive your application and deposit, we will schedule you and send you a packet of information containing your work assignment, job description, code of conduct, and your weekend ticket.

Crossword Puzzle solution on page 18

Across: 1. Incline 6. Twilight, to a poet. 9. Nest egg (abbr.) 12. Daddies 13. Wind dir. 14. Throng 15. Occurrence 16. Foolish 18. ________ Carvey of “Wayne’s World” 19. Talisman 20. Supply food 22. Soften 25. Large terrier 28. Smidgen 29. Thoughts 30 Love, Italian-style 32. Janitor’s implement 33. Chinese language 36. Winter coaster 38. Escape 39. Instruction 41. Mets’ home 45. Let loose

47. Coaral island 48. Opponent 49. “Cry ______ River” (2 wds.) 50. Printing _____ 51. Peculiar 52. Double curve 53. Cowboy show Down: 1. Went fest 2. Fluid rock 3. Overt 4. Cure-all 5. MA time zone 6. Tooth covering 7. Guarantee 8. Singer ______ Diamond 9. Mimic 10. L. _______ Hubbard 11. Lincoln’s nickname 17. Born 19. _______ snail’s pace (2 wds.)

21. Commercials 23. Agra attire 24. Genesis site 25. Goals 26. Golden calf, e.g. 27. Drove back 30. Find a total 31. Eminent conductor 33. Untidy conditions 34. Luau greetings 35. Convent resident 37. Fourth letter 40. Identical 42. Weeded 43. Otherwise 44. As well 45. Flying saucer (abbr.) 46. Drift off 47. Rainy mo. Want more exposure for your business or group? Sponsor a special section in the Boyne City Gazette. Call Chris at (231) 582-2799 for details.

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Fashion show to benefit Women’s Resource Center Bay Harbor Yacht Club, in coordination with Bay Harbor Foundation, will hold a fashion show and luncheon at noon, Wednesday, June 29, to benefit the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan (WRC). The event will take place at the Bay Harbor Yacht Club, the social center of the Bay Harbor community. The fashion show is appropriately entitled, “Charitably Chic, Walking the Runway for a Cause,” and will feature more than a dozen merchants, including: Dressed and Monogrammed Goods of Harbor Springs; B. May, Chica-dee Meek-a-dee (children), J. Phillips, Propellers (men and women), Signature Store, Tallu-

lah and Threads of Bay Harbor; B. Jeweled, Claymore Shop, Expressions, Items, J. Phillips, Regalia and V2V of Petoskey; and J. Phillips of Charlevoix. Proceeds from the event will be directed to the WRC’s domestic violence program which includes the Safe Home for survivors of domestic violence. Last year, the Safe Home provided a secure, supportive and caring residence for 177 survivors of domestic violence and their children for a total of 2,959 shelter nights. An additional 465 women were provided counseling and support to reassess and rebuild their lives. During the same timeframe, 734 callers were provided immediate

help via the program’s 24-hour crisis. “We are thrilled when local businesses and organizations elect to hold a special event in our honor,” said Jan Mancinelli, WRC Executive Director. “It helps build awareness of our agency, programs and services which we truly appreciate.” Tickets are $45 for the luncheon and fashion show by reservation, only. To reserve tickets call the Bay Harbor Yacht Club at (231) 439-2107. To learn more about the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan call their administrative office at (231) 347-0067, or visit


The “Charitably Chic” fundraiser for the WRC is at noon on June 29.

Boyne City Child Study Club announces basket winners With the close of the school year, also comes a break for the Boyne City Child Study Club from its meetings during summer. “Our club members are busy moms who are looking forward to a busy summer,” said Patti Brewer, president of the long-standing service club. “We wrapped up our year in May with a very successful raffle which will help fund gifts to area organizations serving children in 2011-2012.”

The basket raffle is one of two annual fund-raisers which allow the Boyne City club to provide $100 of support to more than a dozen organizations like reading programs, 4-H swimming lessons, school nurses, and more. The spring basket raffle is made possible by the generous donations from the Boyne area business community. “Once again we had terrific support from the community,” said Brewer.

“Many local businesses donated items for the basket, and numerous supporters purchased raffle tickets during April and May.” The club earned nearly $700 through this year’s basket raffle. Congratulations go out to Lisa Hull and Joyce Wardwell, the two lucky residents who purchased winning tickets this year. The two baskets raffled would not have generated nearly as much interest without the fabulous support

from area businesses. Boyne City Child Study Club meets monthly during the school year. Mothers of children birth to age 18 are eligible to join. Although membership is not restricted to Boyne City residents, the club’s activities primarily benefit Boyne City children. “In addition to our fund-raising efforts, we also offer monthly social and educational opportunities to

our members,” said Brewer. “Representatives of many organizations are invited to present information at our meetings, giving them the opportunity to share their messages with our dynamic membership.” The Child Study Club meets monthly between September and May. For more information, find the club on Facebook or contact outgoing president Patti Brewer, at 582-5465, or incoming president Leslie Neilson, at 582-0542.

Aten Place summer concert series begins June 25 with ‘Waymores’ Aten Place opens its 2011 Summer Concert Series on June 25th at 7:30 pm with The Waymores. The Waymores, a three-pack of Nashville’s finest singer-songwriters, are Tom Kimmel, Sally Barris and Don Henry. All three have written songs for the stars and have garnered praise for their solo works. The Waymores will not play as three separate artist, but as a band, combining all their individual talent into an incredible evening of award winning music. A amazing start to a great summer schedule of concerts. Grammy Award winner Don Henry’s songs have been recorded by Ray Charles, Patti Page, Conway Twitty, Kathy Mattea and dozens of other great artist, but they shine brightest when sung by the artist who wrote them. Long appreciated as one of Nashville’s finest singer-songwriters, Don is revered by fans, critics

and peers alike for being one of the most inspiring, entertaining and funny artists you are ever likely to see and hear. Whether in her own hands or those of hit artists like Martina McBride or Lee Ann Womack, Sally Barris’ music makes an indelible impression. Her songs have also been covered by Trisha Yearwood, Keith Urban, John Michael Montgomery, Kathy Mattea and many others. Tom Kimmel is not new to the Aten Place, sharing the stage with Michael Camp in 2003. Tom has long established himself in Nashville as an award winning songwriter, with songs sung by Johnny Cash, Linda Ronstadt, Joe Cocker, Randy Travis and a host of others. Three award winning singersongwriters on one stage! Aten Place is located 1/2 mile south of Cherry Hill Road on Old Mackinaw Trail in Boyne

Falls. The venue is a 90-year-old oak frame barn with seating for 180, overlooking the Boyne River valley, in the shadow of Boyne Mountain. Tickets are $25 for two and $15 for singles. Tickets go on sale at 6:30 pm the day of the concert, with performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. Advanced tickets and schedule details available by visiting Aten Place is a non-profit endeavor, and no food or beverage is sold on the premises. Many patrons bring snacks and desserts to share at intermission. There is also a covered picnic pavilion for those who wish to come early and enjoy the grounds and peaceful setting. For more information on this summer’s schedule go to www. COURTESY PHOTO or call Bill or Maxine Aten at (231) 549-2076. Threesome of musicians “The Waymores” will perform on June 25 at Aten Place.

Gerry Chase set to retire after 37 years with health dept.


At its monthly meeting in June, the Board of Health for the Health Department of Northwest Michigan announced its decision to appoint current Deputy Health Officer Linda Yaroch to Health Officer when Gerald Chase retires from the

agency on August 12, 2011. Chase and Yaroch have worked together for a long time.  Chase was just 28 years old when he took the Administrative Health Officer position for what was supposed to be a short-term assign-

ment in 1974. Yaroch joined the Health Department two years later to launch the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program.  Since then, she’s held Supervisor and Director positions, as well as a two-year assign-

ment as Health Officer for the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department. She was appointed Deputy Health Officer in 2004. “I’ve had a great career,” said Chase. “What I’ve enjoyed most is the personal satisfaction

that comes from working with others fully engaged in accomplishing common goals. Linda is one of those people.  I’m glad the Board of Health is promoting my friend and colleague to Health Officer.”

8  Boyne City GAZETTE  June 22, 2011

MATTERS OF FAITH Schedules of Faith & Fellowship Church of the Nativity Church service commences at 9 a.m. Coffee hour will be available in the church basement immediately after the services. Please call 582-5045 for more information about the church. Nativity is located at 209 Main Street, Boyne City. B.F. United Methodist Boyne Falls United Methodist Church regular Sunday Service 9:15 a.m., 3057 Mill Street. Children’s programming held during service. Worship Café and Youth Group on Sundays at 6 p.m. Office hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phone 231-582-9776. Presbyterian Come as you are this Sunday to worship at First Presbyterian Church at 401 S. Park St., Boyne City. We invite you to share worship at 10 a.m. followed by coffee and conversation. Infant nursery/comfort room, toddler nursery, and children’s Sunday School provided. Choir practices at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. First Sundays include communion (every month) and potluck (during the school year). Office hours are Mon. & Wed. 9-3:30, and Tues. & Thurs. 9-noon. Call (231) 582-7983 for youth group, Bible study, and prayer schedules. Walloon Church On Thursday, June 16, the Cozy

Quilters will meet at 9 AM in room 101. Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 PM. On Friday, the Prime Time Fellowship will be meeting at Bay View to see the Young Americans. Contact Bob & Ruth at 535-2732 for more information. On, Sunday, June 19, the sermon will be given by Pastor Jeff titled “Lesson’s From Joe’s Sloppy Family” from Genesis. Service times are 9 AM and 10:45 AM. Fathers will be honored at both services. There will be infant and toddler nurseries available at both services. Children classes are held during both services. Grades 5 through 7 attend worship service at 9 AM and then have class at 10:45 in room 101. Grades 8 through 11 attend worship service at 9 AM and have class at 10:45 at the Youth Center. At 10:45, there is a class for grade 12 through age 23 in the Discipleship House. Adult classes and small groups will meet during both services. On Monday, June 20, the Children Day Camp will start at 8 AM and go through 3 PM. This will run all week. Call the church for more information, 535-2288 ext 24. The Newsletter deadline is at noon. On Wednesday, June 22, there will be a Family Amazing Race starting at 6 PM. There will be dinner and games. On Thursday, June 23, Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 PM in the multi-purpose room. For more information, please visit the Church website at www. or call the church office at 535-2288.

Jewel Heart Buddhist Center Jewel Heart Northern Michigan Tibetan Buddhist Center Boyne City Jewel Heart Northern Michigan, located at 109 Water St., Boyne City, will be continuing its study of the Odyssey to Freedom, a concise and complete introduction to the stages of the spiritual path, on Wednesday evenings, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. now through June 22. The current section will cover Developing Compassion for Oneself and Others. Details can be found at, under the Programs section of the Northern Michigan study group, or by e-mailing Genesis Church Boyne Genesis Church meets in the Boyne Elementary school cafeteria every Sunday from 11am-noon. The have a quality staffed nursery along with Kids Clubhouse ministry for ages 4-4th grade. There is coffee and breakfast treats followed by modern song worship and a

Church Services & Events

Our deadlines have changed. If you would like the time/date/place of your churchrelated function to be published in the Boyne City Gazette, we must receive your information by Noon on the Saturday preceding the event. While we strive to accommodate last-minute requests, constraints on time and available space makes this difficult. Send information via e-mail to Or drop off your information at 5 West Main St., Suite #7 in Boyne City, MI 49712.

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 Boyne Valley Catholic Community Regular Mass Schedule Saturday Mass; 5:00 pm - St. Matthew, Boyne City Sunday Mass; 9:00 am - St. Augustine, Boyne Falls 11:00 am - St. Matthew, Boyne City BVCC is located at 1303 Boyne Ave. in Boyne City. Call (231) 582-7718. Visit

for other location addresses and contact information. . B.C. United Mehodist Boyne City United Methodist Church regular Sunday Service 11 am, 324 South Park Street. Children’s programming held during service. Bible Study on Thursdays 10 am – open to everyone. Office hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 am to 3 pm. Phone 231-582-9776. Upper Peninsula Beef & Chicken Pasties are on sale for $2.75 each. Call the church office or stop by during office hours.


James F. Silbar (July 15, 1939 - June 11, 2011) James Frederick Silbar, age 71, died June 11, 2011 after a long illness at home in Boyne City, surrounded by his family. Jim was born July 15, 1939 in Mount Clemens, to Robert and Ruth (Papke) Silbar. His formative years were spent in Birmingham. He later graduated from Leelanau High School, a private boarding school, in 1958. He attended Central Michigan University for one year, where he was a cheerleader which was a requirement of the gymnastic team. He then transferred to Michigan State University. He remained active gymnastics and graduated from the School of Communication Arts in 1963. He was awarded a B.A. Degree in Advertising with minors in Journalism and Marketing. His entry into the newspaper business was in Rockford, Illinois at the Register-Republic. He served in the Illinois Na-

tional Guard for one year. Then he transferred to the Michigan National Guard for five years after moving to Royal Oak. He worked as a Public Relations Director at Martin Place Hospital. Later he worked as Assistant Promotional Manager at WWJ Radio and Television in Detroit. It was in Royal Oak in 1967, where he met his future wife, Patricia Ellen Duncan of Bay City. She was a nurse at William Beaumont Hospital and he was employed at WWJ. The couple was married in Flint two years later. They established their home in Fenton and were blessed with two daughters. Jim was from an established newspaper family. He joined the staff of the Fenton Independent, a Silbar newspaper. He was soon promoted to assistant publisher. He was instrumental in arranging the purchase of the Swartz Creek News and the Flushing Observer. He created the Flint Township News, completing a

Deadlines for Obituaries and Death Notices is 5 p.m. the Sunday preceding the following Wednesday’s edition of the Boyne City Gazette.

chain of four weekly newspapers in Genesee County. Jim was the President of the newly formed corporation, Silbar Publications, and his father, Robert Silbar was Chairman of the Board. These newspapers were sold in 1979 to Flint Area Newspapers. Jim served on the new corporation’s board of directors for two years. He bought property on Lake Charlevoix in Horton Bay, moved his family to Boyne City and purchased The Boyne Citizen (DBA: The Charlevoix County Press) in July of 1981. As editor and publisher, Silbar created the Vacationeer, the Snowscope and the Morel Mushroom Tabloid. He also published the East Jordan Journal. He sold those publications in 1995. He was always very involved in promoting his community and its businesses. You could find him every morning at Robert’s Restaurant for coffee, at every City Council meeting and at every promotional event.

Jim was a past member of the Michigan Newspaper Association, The Lions Club and served on the Boyne City Airport Board. He was an avid snow skier. He was a ski instructor at Sugarloaf, Mt. Holly and Mt. Brighton. He was active in the United States Ski Association. He served as Chairman of the Senior Alpine Committee and was Secretary of Central USSA. He created the Mid-America Race Series in 1971 for the top ski races in the Midwest. He loved sport cars and was a lifetime follower of car racing, editorially covering the NASCAR at Michigan International Speedway in the ‘70s. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth and Robert Silbar. He is survived by his wife, Pat Silbar of Boyne City, two daughters, Heather Silbar of Boyne City and Sanibel Island, Florida and April Silbar of Minneapolis, Minnesota, one brother, Richard (Margaret) Silbar of Los Alamos, New Mexico and two first

OBITUARY PLACEMENT The Boyne City Gazette now charges for obituaries and death notices. An obituary and a photo costs $50; a notice of death costs $25. EDITOR@BOYNEGAZETTE.COM

cousins, Jean (Dan) Voorheis and Anne (Steve) Tarr of Grand Rapids. Visitation will be held at Stackus Funeral Home in Boyne City between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2011. The Memorial Service will follow directly at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. A luncheon at Coopers, on the corner of Water and Main, will be held between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Fern A. Schryer (November 25, 1925 - June 16, 2011)

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Fern Alene Schryer, 85, of Cheboygan, Michigan and Redington Shores, Florida passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at the Cheboygan Hospice House with her family at her side. Fern was born on November 25, 1925 in Fife Lake, Michigan, a small village in Grand Traverse County. She moved with her parents, Bessie and Roy Snell, to Cheboygan when she was a young girl. Fern graduated from Cheboygan High School in 1944, and went to work for Oz McGinn as a legal assistant. Fern was also employed by the City of Cheboygan as secretary to the City Manager. On October 19, 1946 after the War, Fern married her high school sweetheart, George Schryer, at St. Mary’s Parish Rectory. Together, George and Fern raised their family of five children and developed what is known today as the Cheboygan Lumber Company Family and its subsidiaries. Fern was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and an active member of the community in which she lived. The greatest joys in her life came from watching her family grow and develop. She was a role model to those who knew her and was always there with her words of love and wisdom. In her younger years, Fern participated in all of her children’s activities, and helped in the schools. She was an active member of St. Mary’s Parish, involved in the Altar Society and St. Jude’s Circle. She was a member of the Cheboygan Golf and Country Club, the CMH Hospital Auxiliary, Roundabouts, the Cheboygan Yacht Club, the Suncoasters of Pinellas County and numerous other community organizations Fern’s home was her castle and she was a gracious hostess. She loved to cook wonderful meals, and bake her famous fudge and cookies. She entertained graciously her family and friends with elegance, cared for her home and made it comfortable and welcoming for all who entered. In later year, Fern spent her summers in Cheboygan and her winters in Redington Shores, Florida. She traveled the world, but always said the most beautiful place in God’s creation was sitting on her front porch overlooking Mullett Lake. She felt truly blessed to have had such a full and eventful life. Fern is survived by two daughters and three sons and their families: Linda Schryer Konicki and husband, Michael, and their family: Dr. Steven Konicki and spouse, KayLynn, and grandchildren, Hanna and Addision of Cheboygan. Meredith Konicki Maxfield and spouse, Scott, and their son, Aidan, of Royal Oak and Jonathan Konicki, who resides in Detroit. William Schryer, and spouse, Diane, and their family: Jason Schryer, of Cheboygan, and Kim Schryer, who resides in New York. Roy Schryer and spouse, Debra, and their family: Troy Schryer and partner, Mike Sharkey, of Royal Oak. Tara Schryer Ecker and husband, Brian, and Todd Schryer and spouse, Katye, and their children, Parson and Elliott, all who reside in Cheboygan. Jeff Schryer, who resides in Traverse City. Lisa Schryer Trost and her husband, Karl Trost, Sr., and their family: Jamie Trost and son, Ethan, of Cheboygan, and Karl Trost, Jr. of North Carolina. Fern is survived by her sister, Karen Edington, and husband, Tevis. Her sister-in-law, Shirley McKenzie and husband, Orville, and her sister-in-law, Onalie

Snell and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Fern was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, George, her sister, Kathleen Clark, and brother, Eugene Snell. Fern’s faith in God was amazing and has served as an example to those who came in contact with her. She was a convert to the Catholic faith in 1962 and a faithful member of the Cheboygan Catholic Community for almost 50 years. She loved her Church community and she believed strongly in the benefits of a strong Catholic School education, specifically Bishop Baraga School. Memorials in Fern’s name may be made to the Bishop Baraga School Building Fund and the Bishop Baraga Scholarship Program. Fern also believed in the wonderful works of the Cheboygan Hospice House, and memorials may be made in her name to that organization. Visitation will be held on Monday, June 20, 2011 from 2-4pm, and 6-8pm, with a scripture service beginning at 7pm, at the Nordman-Christian Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 21 at 11:00am at St. Mary/St. Charles Catholic Church. Rev. Paul Megge will officiate, burial will be at Maple Grove Cem-

etery in Cheboygan. Floria E. “Flo” Wright (July 28, 1927 - June 13, 2011) Floria E. “Flo” Wright, age 83 of Indian River passed away Monday, June 13, 2011 at the Masonic Pathways Home in Alma. She was born July 28, 1927 in Detroit to Harvey and Bernice (Hudzinski) Ostrander. On June 21, 1946 in Detroit, Flo married William G. Wright who preceded her in death on November 11, 2003. Flo had worked for the Livonia Public Schools as a school bus driver before moving to Indian River in 1978 and going to work for the Inland Lakes Public Schools where she continued to get many, many kids to and from school safely before retiring after more than 20 years of service. She was a longtime member of the Burt Lake Christian Church and the Eastern Star Society serving as their Past Worthy Matron. Flo was a loyal friend and good neighbor and enjoyed gardening, sewing, playing the slide guitar and always enjoyed a good party. Survivors include her five children, Barbara E. (Carl) Trost of Stockbridge, MI, William G. Wright of Venice, CA, Janette P. Clark of Livonia, Wayne H. (Denise) Wright of Lansing and Arthur F. (Vicki) Wright of Levering, seven grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Besides her husband Bill, Flo was preceded in death by her parents. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 1:00 pm at the Lintz Funeral Home in Indian River with visitation beginning at 11:00 am also at the funeral home. Chaplain John Wallace will officiate. Burial will take place on Monday, June 20, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens in Novi, MI. Memorial contributions in Flo’s name may be directed to the Salvation Army. Zada Smith (May 30, 1915 - June 12, 2011)

Zada Corbin Smith, age 96, formerly of Marshalltown, died peacefully Friday, June 12, 2011 at Hiland Cottage in Petoskey, Michigan. Memorial services will be held at First Congregational Church at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 27, 2011 with Pastor Greg Ellsey officiating. Contributions in Zada’s name can be made to the First Congregational Church of Marshalltown or to Pilgrim Manor Foundation of Grand Rapids, MI. Born on May 30, 1915, to Robert and Sara Corbin, Zada graduated from Waterloo West High School in 1933. She then attended Iowa Teachers’ College in Cedar Falls, where she was awarded her teaching certificate in 1935. In death she joins her husband of 53 years, C. Aubrey Smith, her parents, Robert M. and Sara D. Corbin and her younger brother, Robert F. Corbin. Married in 1939 to C. Aubrey Smith, Zada and Aub enjoyed over fifty years of marriage until his death in 1992. Zada is survived by her son, Jim (Sue) Smith of Brownsville, TX, and her daughter, Carolyn Smith Corbin (David Stebbins) of Petoskey, MI as well as her sister Katherine McCabe of Aurora, IL. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Laura (Pete) Palazzolo of Fennville, MI; Lisa (Terry) Bykerk of Grand Rapids, MI, and David (Carey) Stebbins of Milwaukee, WI; great grandchildren Liz, Kate and Mark Bykerk, and Petey Palazzolo and great great grandson Carson Boon as well as several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. After over 25 years of teaching in Marshalltown, Zada retired from Hoglan Elementary, when she taught kindergarteners since the school was opened. Zada was a member of First Congregational Church for over 70 years where sang in the choir for several years and also served on the Board of Deaconesses. She was also active in the P.E.O. sisterhood, Amity, and STARFA. She enjoyed many years of playing bridge with her friends, cross-country skiing with her husband, and water skiing with her family. Martin B. Breighner II (August 29, 1925 - June 11, 2011) The Honorable Martin B. Breighner, 85, Good Hart, passed away

June 11 at his home after a short illness with his family at his side. Born August 29, 1925 to Martin and Beulah (Wagaman) Breighner in Highfield, Maryland. He grew up in the Detroit area. During World War II, he was a Seabee with the Navy and served in the Pacific. Martin graduated from the University of Michigan’s business school in 1949 and from the University of Michigan’s law school in 1952. In 1948, he married Ruth Swanson. Following graduation, he was a corporate officer with Argus Cameras (later purchased by Sylvania) in Ann Arbor. The Breighners moved to Petoskey in 1958 where he was an attorney. Ruth Breighner passed away in 1966 at the age of 39. He married Nancy Vulich in 1967. Breighner was deeply involved in the Petoskey community and served as the president of the Petoskey Chamber of Commerce, president of the Emmet-Charlevoix Bar Association, and member of the board of directors of the State Bank (now Fifth Third). He along with friends Tom Symons and Bucky Brower were involved in many business adventures including the Chippewa Hotel, Heather Highlands at Boyne Highlands, the county’s first mini warehouses, Petoskey’s first laundromat, the Birchwood Inn, and the Arboretum Restaurant. With Allen McCune, he developed Bortz Medical Care Facility, the county’s first residential care facility. In 1974, he was appointed Circuit Court Judge for Emmet, Mackinaw, and Charlevoix Counties by Governor William Milliken. Following his Circuit Court judgeship, he served as a State of Michigan retired judge and continued to try cases by as-

signment. He served as arbitrator with NASDAQ since 2001 assigned to security cases. Martin was physically active up until a few weeks before his death and enjoyed golf, walking (and running in his younger years), and tennis throughout his life. He was an early member of the Birchwood Country Club and served as its first counsel. The Breighners moved from Petoskey to Good Hart in 1985 and opened Hilda of Harbor Springs in 1986 and followed with stores in Petoskey, Birmingham, Traverse City, and Grand Rapids in Michigan and Salt Lake City and Park City in Utah. In the 1990s, the Breighners began wintering in Indian Wells, California. He was a life long wine aficionado, a member of the Chaine des Rotisseurs, and loved tasting and talking about wine. He had a wonderful sense of humor, a quick wit and an even quicker smile. He had a curious mind and throughout his retirement, continued to study and educate himself on many topics including religion. Breighner is survived by his family, wife Nancy, Good Hart and Indian Wells, sons Martin III (Kathryn), Harbor Springs, and their children, Nathaniel, Madrid, Spain, and Jordan, Washington, D.C.; Joseph (Laurie), Harbor Springs, and their children Peter and Ellen; and daughter Mary Black (Jim), Park City, Utah. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, and sister, Jane Breighner Niemi. Private services were held Monday, June 13, at St. Ignatius Church, Middle Village followed by interment in St. Francis Cemetery in Petoskey. The family suggests that memorials be made in his name to the Northern Michigan Regional Hospital Foundation, Hospice of Little Traverse Bay, or St. Ignatius, Restoration Fund (625 Lamkin Road, Harbor Springs, MI 49740). Schiller Funeral Home assisted the family. Online condolences may be made at www.stonefuneralhomeinc. com.

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The annual East Jordan Freedom Festival was held last week from Thursday June 16, to Saturday June 18. In addition carnival rides like the one amusing two youth (at left) there was an arts and craft expo, live music, a parade and a fireworks display.

Nearly 1,500 violations of smoking ban According to the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) statewide survey of all local health departments, the state has received 1,126 violations of the smoke-free law in food service establishments including restaurants, bars and bowling alleys since it took effect May 1, 2010. Of the 1,126 violations, 101 of them resulted in citations and two of them required cease orders to gain compliance. NonFood service establishments received 365 violations and 16 of those violations resulted in citations being issued. Bringing the statewide total to 1,491 violations and 117 issued citations.

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The Michigan Department of Treasury’s offer to allow delinquent taxpayers to pay their state taxes and have penalty charges waived through Tax Amnesty is good until June 30. Regardless of the reason a taxpayer has fallen behind, All Excuses Welcome, through Michigan’s Tax Amnesty program. Any individual or business that has a state tax debt, or that has not filed a tax return for a qualifying tax year, can avoid penalties and possible prosecution through Tax Amnesty. “The process of filing for Amnesty is a relatively easy one,” said State Treasurer Andy Dillon. “Once a taxpayer determines if they have taxes that qualify, they can download a one-page Amnesty application from our Web site, fill in the appropriate information, and send it in to the department, with full payment of the tax and interest due.” The Tax Amnesty site, located at, includes an interest calculator to help taxpayers determine the interest due as well as the penalties that have been avoided. For more information on Michigan’s Tax Amnesty program, visit

MI granted $200 million in rail funds Nearly $200 million in federal accelerated rail grants will be used for projects to improve the rail corridor between Dearborn and Kalamazoo. The corridor is part of the Wolverine passenger rail service. The funding includes $196.5 million for a project to improve tracks and ties on this key 135-mile corridor, restore portions to 79 mph service, and make further improvements that will allow train speeds up to 110 mph. "Accelerated rail service has the ability to enhance our economy, environment and overall quality of life," Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said. During the first six months of year 2011, ridership climbed 16.3 percent along the Wolverine line; more than 26 percent along the Blue Water and over 6 percent on the Pere Marquette. For more information on the projects, go to the Michigan Department of Transportation website, then Rail & Public Transit.


Bill aims at DEQ permit openness House Bills 4042-43, sponsored by Rep. Greg MacMaster, revise the information that must be included when permit applications are denied and require that state and local permitting agencies meet with a permit holder before taking enforcement action. “A public complaint I have often heard about Michigan is that the permitting system our state forces on residents and business owners is a detriment to common sense and progress within our communities,” said MacMaster (R-Kewadin). MacMaster’s legislation delivers a less cumbersome permitting process that removes obstacles from getting a permit by increasing communication between the state agency and property owners, developers and potential job providers. HB 4042 requires a listing of all of the reasons for any permit denial, including specific reference to provisions or rules that are the reason for the denial and any scientific information for the denial. The bill primarily addresses the DNR and DEQ, but other state departments such as agriculture, transportation and even local enforcing agencies also could fall under the bill’s requirements. The bill is headed to the senate for consideration.

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A special greeting was extended by the Traverse City Beach Bums to the 21 residents, staff members and volunteers of Grandvue Medical Care Facility who attended the game on Sunday, June 12 in Wuerfel Park. Grandvue Resident Virginia Jacobson (front left) is about to receive a visit from Beach Bums mascot Sunburn.

Syndrome claimed one million bats Kurta. "The impact of WNS would be devastating for our bats." Out of the nine species of bats found in Michigan, cave-dwelling bats that gather in dense groups to overwinter are at the greatest risk of WNS. This includes little brown bats, big brown bats, tri-colored bats, northern longeared bats, and the already federally endangered Indiana bats. "It's unusual to have an entire suite of species be at such grave risk from COURTESY PHOTO a single disease pathogen," said The large brown bat is native to DNR Wildlife Veterinarian Dr. Dan North America. O'Brien. Bats consume large amounts of inA recent statewide survey of 24 sects that cause agricultural crop known bat wintering sites in Michiloss, damage forests, and affect hugan showed no sign of White Nose man health. In a recent economic asSyndrome (WNS), a disease caused sessment to quantify the importance by a fungus that kills bats by damof bats to agriculture, aging their skin and it was estimated that causing them to burn up bats consume pests that energy reserves premasave farmers equivalent turely during hibernato $508 million to $1.2 tion. billion dollars per year The Department of NatDNR WILDLIFE VETERINARIAN DAN O’BRIEN that would otherwise be ural Resources, in conspent on applying greatjunction with Dr. Allen er amounts of chemical pesticides to four Canadian provinces and has Kurta and Steve Smith of Eastern killed more than one million bats Michigan crops. Michigan University, conducted extensive surveillance this winter from six different species. Cur- "The DNR is cooperating with reof major sites across the northern rently WNS has been confirmed in searchers, universities, state, federal Lower and Upper Peninsula where Ontario less than 90 miles from the and tribal agencies, landowners, and concerned citizens to address the Michigan border. bats are known to hibernate. risk from WNS" according to Chris "We have identified some very "Our targeted efforts focused on arlarge winter colonies with some Hoving, DNR endangered species eas where WNS may show up first coordinator. "We need the public's populations exceeding 50,000 bats, - our major winter hibernation colonies - while helping us to identify particularly in the western Upper help in preventing the spread of new populations and critical habi- Peninsula," according to Dr. Allen WNS and early detection efforts." tat," said Bill Scullon, DNR wildlife biologist. "We're very pleased to have found no signs of WNS this season. Unfortunately, it may only be a matter of time until we do find it." Geomyces destructans, the exotic fungus that causes WNS, grows only in cold conditions, persists in the environment for long periods, and can be transported by humans. No known human health risks are associated with WNS and no other wildlife species are affected. WNS is believed to have originated from Europe and is considered a global hitchhiker damaging native wildlife. Since the original outbreak site in eastern New York in 2006, WNS is now found in 18 states and

Bats save farmers equivalent to $508 million to $1.2 billion per year.

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Mackinac Island ferry case dropped On June 16, The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) dismissed its investigation into the rates, fares, charges and tariffs applicable to each ferry company servicing Mackinac Island for 2011. On Feb. 4, Shepler’s Inc. filed a petition and complaint under the Carriers by Water Act. The MPSC on Feb. 8 issued an order starting an investigation into all matters related to the schedule of rates, fares, charges and tariffs applicable to each ferry company servicing the communities of the Mackinac Island, St. Ignace and/ or Mackinac City during 2011. On May 9, Mackinac Island filed a motion with the MPSC to dismiss the case for mootness, noting that two-year franchises had been granted to every requesting ferry boat company on exactly the same terms and conditions. The MPSC noted that between March 24 and April 26 each of the ferry companies affected by the investigation filed their respective schedule of newly proposed rates, fares and charges with the Commission. Because 30 days have passed since filing (as required by the Carriers by Water Act), the schedule of rates, fares, charges for the 2011 season for each of the ferry companies servicing Mackinac Island for the 2011-2012 season are in place. The Commission, therefore, found that the reasons relied upon for initiating its investigation have abated and that the case should be dismissed without prejudice.

Consumers OK’d for a $145M hike

State officials have ruled that $145.8 million of the $150 million annual electric rate increase by Consumers Energy from July 22, 2010 to Nov. 4, 2010, will stand. After an audit and analysis by the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) staff and a review by the parties in the case, the parties entered into a settlement agreement on May 31. The parties agree that the MPSC should determine that no refund is required, pursuant to Michigan law. The utility, MPSC staff, the Attorney General, the Association of Businesses Advocating Tariff Equity, the Michigan Community Action Agency Association, and the Midland Cogeneration Venture Limited Partnership participated in the settlement proceedings.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2010 Water Quality Report forThe Boyne City Water System This report covers the drinking water quality for Boyne City Water System for the calendar year 2010. This information is a snapshot of the quality of the water that we provided to you in 2010. Included are details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state standards. Your water comes from four groundwater wells, two located on Division Street and two on Addis Street. The State performed an assessment of our source water in 2003. The susceptibility rating is on a six-tiered scale from “very-low” to “high”, based primarily on geologic sensitivity, water chemistry, and contaminant sourc-

es. The susceptibility of our Division Street source is rated high. The susceptibility of our Addis Street source is rated moderate. We are making efforts to protect our water sources. The City has completed a Well Field Delineation and developed a Wellhead Protection Program. A copy of the full report and Wellhead Protection Program can be obtained at City Hall at 319 North Lake St, Boyne City. • Contaminants and their presence in water: Drinking Water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-4264791).

• Vulnerability of sub-populations: Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immunocompromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune systems disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-4264791).

springs, and wells. Our water comes from wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity. • Contaminants that may be present in source water include: * Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations and wildlife.

* Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban • Sources of drinking water: The stormwater runoff, industrial or dosources of drinking water (both tap mestic wastewater discharges, oil and water and bottled water) include riv- gas production, mining or farming. ers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, * Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture and residential uses. * Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities. * Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems Food and Drug Administration regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which provide the same protection for public health.

Water Quality Data The table below lists all the drinking water contaminants that we detected during the 2010 calendar year. The presence of these contaminants in the water does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. Unless otherwise noted, the data presented in this table is from testing done January 1 – December 31, 2010. The State allows us to monitor for certain contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants are not expected to vary significantly from year to year. All of the data is representative of the water quality, but some are more than one year old. Terms and abbreviations used below: • Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG): The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety. • Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL): The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology. • Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDL): The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants. • Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal (MRDLG): The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants. • N/A: Not applicable ND: not detectable at testing limit ppb: parts per billion or micrograms per liter ppm: parts per million or milligrams per liter pCi/l: picocuries per liter (a measure of radioactivity). Action Level: The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow.

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Roth IRA is an investment for a lifetime

Ruth Skop Manages Edward Jones Investments of Boyne City Some investments are appropriate during your working years, while others are more suitable for retirement. But a Roth Individual Retirement Account (IRA) can provide you with benefits at virtually every stage of your life. Let’s take a quick “journey” through some of these

stages to see just how valuable a Roth IRA can be. To begin with, you can open a Roth IRA at any age, provided you have earned income and meet certain income limits. So if you’re just starting out in your career, put as much as you can afford into your Roth IRA and gradually increase your contributions as your income rises, up to the contribution limit. A Roth IRA is an excellent retirement savings vehicle because it can grow tax free and your contributions can be invested into just about any investment you choose — stocks, bonds, mutual funds, CDs and so on. Of course, when you’re young, you might not be thinking much about retirement. But the earlier you start contributing to a Roth IRA, the more you could end up with — and the difference could be substantial. In fact, if you started putting money into a Roth IRA at age 30, and you contributed the maximum amount

each year until you reached 65, you would accumulate more than $766,000, assuming you are in the 25% tax bracket and you earned a 7% return, compounded annually. But, given the same assumptions, you’d end up with only about $365,000 if you waited until 40 before you started contributing. It clearly pays to contribute early and annually to a Roth IRA. (In 2011, the annual contribution limit is $5,000, or $6,000 if you’re

50 or older.) There are additional benefits to funding a Roth IRA, such as its flexible withdrawal options, which are available to you even before you retire. Since you already paid taxes on the money you put into your Roth, you can withdraw your contributions at any time without paying taxes or penalties. Generally speaking, it’s certainly best to leave your Roth IRA intact for as long as possible.

But if there’s an emergency and you need access to the funds, you can also withdraw your Roth’s earnings tax free, provided you’ve held your account at least five years and you don’t start taking withdrawals until you’ve reached 59½. Now, let’s fast-forward to your retirement. Unlike other retirement accounts, such as a traditional IRA or a 401(k), your Roth IRA does not require you to start taking withdrawals at age 70½ — or ever. If you don’t need the money, you can leave it alone, possibly to grow further, for as long as you like. This means that you might

have more money to bequeath to your children or other beneficiaries, and they won’t have to pay income taxes on withdrawals from either your contributions or your earnings, provided your Roth IRA account has been open for at least five years. Keep in mind, though, that your beneficiaries will be required to take distributions based on their life expectancy. As you can see, a Roth IRA can be an excellent financial “traveling companion” as you go through life. So consider adding a Roth to your portfolio — and bon voyage.

Elite Energetics brings stress relief to Boyne JOSH SAMPSON STAFF WRITER Elite Energetics in Boyne City promises to sooth ailing muscles and relax customers to the max. Owner Karen Wright spent the last eight years working at top resorts in Orlando, Florida, including the Ritz-Carlton. “I had my own business in Colorado and I ended up in Spa World in Florida,” Wright said. “I did eight years down there. I learned everything I could.” Wright graduated from Boulder College of Massage Therapy where she put in 1,200 hours of massage service. Most states in the United States only require 500 hours of massage service. “I have continuing certifications, I am a nationally certified therapist and an instructor, so I know what I’m doing,” she said. Before locating in Boyne, Wright said she looked throughout many towns for a perfect place to open shop. “I looked at a lot of towns, but you gotta love Boyne City,” Wright said. “The people, the businesses, and the small town feel.” She added, “I love it out here and I love to make a difference in people’s lives.” Wright specializes in therapeutic work, which includes full body, foot massages; however, she also

has many unique massages as well. “I offer a healing sole,” she said. “It is a full body massage with my feet. It gets deep tissue without the (rigidness) of an elbow. It releases the tightness of the body and it relaxes you.” The Michigan massage combines techniques from Lomi-Lomi, Balinese, Swedish and deep tissues massages to give customers a completely relaxed state. “I do rain drop therapy,” she said. “I use a bunch of oils on your spine and your back – it’s a light massage – but the oils themselves bring your body to balance and harmony.” As a first time deal, Wright said new clients get twenty dollars off of their first massage. If you are skeptical, she said, you should look at the benefits of a massage and how much experience she has had working with people. “I haven’t met anyone yet who could not benefit from a massage,” she said. “I’m not just a massage therapist. I put my heart into everything I do.” Her experience throughout life is what she attributes a lot of people skills to. Wright said she understands what people feel and what they need based on what she has been through, whether it was a car accident, a broken heart, or sports injury. “I’ve been to where most people


Elite Energetics is now open in Boyne City. Owner Karen Wright offers various massage techniques and stressreducing therapies. have been in life,” she said. “I want to help and I want to make a difference. At the end of the day helping people is what makes the differences.” Massages are not just a luxury item either, according to Wright, but


they can improve health and physicality. “It improves circulatory and it really effects your whole body,” Wright said. “It also effects your mind and a lot of different systems in your body.”

Elite Energetics opened in downtown Boyne City at the historic railroad building located at 112 S. Park St. To schedule an appointment, contact Elite Energetics at (231) 675– 0015.

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to your health NMRHS Men’s Support Northern Michigan Regional Health System Launches Support Group for Men with Prostate Cancer Northern Michigan Regional Health System is launching a new program for men with prostate cancer. The “Man to Man” program, developed by the American Cancer Society, helps men cope with prostate cancer through health lectures and education, books and other resources, and support for patients and their family members. A core component of the program is the self-help and/or support group. Volunteers organize these free monthly meetings where speakers and participants learn about and discuss prostate cancer, treatment, side effects, and how to cope with a prostate cancer diagnosis and its treatment. For more information, please call (231) 4874000. Wellness Wednesday on July 6 Charlevoix Area Hospital’s next “Wellness Wednesday” will be from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6. The Wellness Wednesday Health Screens include: Total Cholesterol, HDL, ratio, and Glucose levels, Body Mass Index (BMI) score, Fat Percentage, and a Blood Pressure reading. No fasting required. However, if you are fasting an LDL and triglyceride reading can also be obtained. Cost for the service is $12. Participants will also receive a blood pressure log and pedometer as well as all test results at the time of the screen. A Registered Nurse will adapt health Consultation and educational materials to individual results. Appointments can be made in advance by calling the office of Community Health Education at Charlevoix Area Hospital: (231) 547-8906 or by email: kjacobsen@cah. org Walk-ins are always welcome. Cancer Support Group Circle of Strength Cancer Support Group meets on the First Wednesday of every month at Charlevoix Area Hospital in the large classroom on the lower level of Hospital. Time: 10:30a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and on Beaver Island-Medical Center at the same time each month. The next meeting will be Wednesday, July 6, 2011. We will welcome anyone in the area to join us for sharing, learning and making new friends. If you have been diagnosed with cancer now or in the past, if you are a family member of a person with cancer, or a friend and support person of someone with cancer, you will always gain something special from a meeting. We will be joining (via REMC-like TV live,) the support group on Beaver Island. We are in this together. Free Varicose Vein Screening June 21st & July 14th  A free screening for those interesting in finding out more about venous disease will take place Tuesday June 21st and Thursday July 14th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the new medical office complex on Charlevoix Area Hospital’s campus. Hosted by Charlevoix surgeon Marc Lame MD, the event will give patients an opportunity to learn about risk factors, prevention, spider and varicose veins, and treatment options—including the new VNUS Closure procedure. Everyone is welcome to participate, and there is no charge or obligation. Those wishing to attend should make an appointment by calling Charlevoix Surgeons, (231) 547-2812.

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The single most effective way to protect yourself from becoming ill is to wash your hands. Hardly an exciting “ripped from the headlines” remark. It is appearing more and more often in health care education. It is alarming to note how many of these articles include admonishments to remind your doctor, if need be, to wash his/her hands before examining you. This, it can be assumed, would not win you “Pleasant Patient of the Year award.“ Let’s examine why it is the safe, if not the most popular thing, to do. The statistics on the rising incidence of resistant bacterial infections are alarming. One particularly nasty customer has the ominous title Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA). Before anyone immediately reaches for the hand sanitizer and begins to spray every available surface with disinfectant, lets examine this obnoxious bug. Staphylococcus is a common bacteria found on the skin of virtually everyone. If it enters the body, it can result in mild infections, often with everyday terms such as “boils” or “pimples.” It can also cause major infections such as pneumonia, or blood infections. Historically, staph was treated conservatively with cleansing and topical (applied to the skin) antibiotic ointments or creams. Soap and warm water are usually

enough to keep the numbers of bacteria in check on the skin. The bacteria often live in nasal passages or on the skin of perfectly healthy people. It can reside there happily for months, even years without any symptoms. If one of the more serious infections developed, antibiotics were used and were very effective. Unfortunately, bacteria are tricky, and learn new ways of infecting people. This is often referred to as mutation. Staph bacteria have been adapting and have learned to outwit many defenses that were formerly in the medical arsenal to defend against the tiny invasion. One antibiotic that was used extensively was methicillin (think “cillin” as in penicillin). Methicillin was very efficient, wiping out the infection and is well tolerated by most people. Then the bacteria added its new trick. Some of these bacteria developed resistance to the antibiotic and are no longer killed by it. Got the Lysol handy yet? This sounds horrific. We are surrounded by an invading army of unseen, disease causing aliens who have an unlimited capacity to infect the unsuspecting, and will adapt to hostile environments in the sole pursuit of making you sick! Howard Hughes was right! Washing your hands 200 times a day seems reasonable! Okay, take a deep breath. This isn’t as dire as it may sound. Healthy people come equipped with a handy dandy immune sys-

tem. Those most susceptible to MRSA infections are elderly or very sick. The risk increases if you have had frequent, long-term, or extensive treatment with antibiotics. Intravenous drug users, or persons with diseases that must be frequently treated with antibiotics over a long period of time, people with open wounds, or those with inserted tubes such as a urinary catheter, those with weakened immune systems are at increased risk also. Should someone become ill with a MRSA infection, there are effective treatments. Hand washing enters the picture because it is simple and very effective in preventing all types of infections. MRSA, and many other bacteria as well are spread through physical contact, not in the air. Hand washing, cleaning and sanitizing surfaces makes sense, cutting down the number of bacteria to prevent illness. There is a trend emerging that

shows an increase in community acquired, or CA-MRSA which is seen with people in crowded environments. Sports athletes sharing a locker room for example. Guidelines for washing hands: Use warm water and gentle soap. Thoroughly wash all parts of hands and fingers up to the wrists. The idea is to kill germs, not the skin. If hands are abraded during frequent washings, it would leave skin with areas of damage which is also a portal for the bacteria. Many experts recommend washing hands for the time it takes to recite the alphabet slowly. Make sure to clean under fingernails, also. There are also some common sense guidelines for avoiding infection: • Don’t share towels, razors or other personal care items with other people. • Do not touch anyone else’s open wounds or bandages. • Wipe down and clean areas that you come in contact with, especially in gym’s or locker rooms.

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

gional Health System. The seminar will take place from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, June 30, at the Community Heath Education Center located on the campus of Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. “The benefits of bariatric surgery far outweigh the risks associated with obesity including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and several cancers. In fact, bar-

iatric surgery is the only significant option that actually cures diabetes,” Baker said. “Studies are showing that bariatric surgery saves lives, improves overall health and well-being, and saves money.” The free seminar will include discussion on the new surgical weight loss options available through Northern Michigan Regional Health System, as well as surgical qualifications and the multi-disciplinary approach sole-

ly focused on the best outcome for each individual patient. Dr. Baker attended Albany Medical College of New York. He is an Assistant Professor of Surgery for Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and serves as the Medical Director of Bariatrics for Spectrum Health. Dr. Baker is also the President of the Michigan Bariatric Society. Pre-registration is required. Register by calling (800) 2486777.

Pink riders Hundreds of riders and supporters turned out for the annual Charlevoix/Emmet County Bike 4 Breast Cancer Ride to raise awareness and support the breast cancer community. Pictured are Jan Tirony Johnson and Ashley Louisgnau of Harbor Springs and Mel Majoros of Petoskey as they get ready for the ride on Saturday, June 18 in Boyne City.

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own desires. Lake Shore Drive crosses a bridge which is all but unnoticeable as it crosses Porter Creek on the edge of Advance. When we moved to Boyne City back in the ‘60s the remains an old grist mill stood just off the road beside the creek on the lake side. I remember so well the huge grinding stone that could be seen in the building’s interior. Unfortunately this historic site was sold and torn down. Reportedly some home owner wanted to use its ancient hand sawn timbers in the construction of their home. The recent public interest in our city’s old water works on Division Street illustrates an increasing awareness in the value of preserving historic structures; my thanks to each of you. I had such an opportunity thrust into my hands when we arrived in Boyne. The day after we moved into our South Lake Street home, much to my disbelief I learned the library had been stripped of all its books of value. They had been transferred to the then brand new high school out on M-75 and the library would be closed. Thanks to the help of Janet Waldner and Mary Blessington we managed to save the library for the public, secure a new basic set of 500 books and ‘how-to’ help from the state library at Lansing. As a result of this and the wonderful Peabody


FROM PAGE 2 ditions, our history; we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation.” I agree with the President that words, indeed, do matter. Our country is being fundamentally changed as promised: bail-outs; government take-over


FROM PAGE 2 any orphans of veteran families being in need of assistance. Wiley (Bunt) Vought and his wife Merla open Vought’s specialty store are carrying a line of quality paints and wallpapers. 1947 Northland Septic Tank Services is founded by Joseph Liston in the Area called Advance, 4 miles West of Boyne City. May 30th. A fire almost destroys the large masonic temple that houses our Grand Lodge, in Grand Rapids. The estimated repair will be in the amount of $400,000.00. Brother, B. Gardner, gives an informative talk and slide show and on the Michigan Masonic Home in Alma. The fees required for the degrees are changed in the Lodge by-laws to read: entered apprentice degree, $20.00; fellowcraft degree, $15.00 and the Master Mason degree, $15.00. Boyne City’s Lodge, by resolution, authorizes the sponsoring of a Chapter of DeMolay. The brothers assigned to the committee are; Earl Brotherston, A. Sarasin, J. A. Davison, Stanley Kent, Howard Gould, H. J. Heaton, Jr. Brother, H. O. Wiles is awarded a box of cigars for his tireless work in the kitchen this past year. The Lodge, OES Chapter and R.A.M. Chapter sponsored a reception for Mrs. And Mr. Frank D. Poquette. A Brother shows a movie on the involvement of Russia in the war. During this period the Lodge has


FROM PAGE 3 may be divorce. If it was innocent, though this seems hard to imagine, or if he is truly repentant and will seek therapy and wishes to save the marriage I think it is important to explore that option as well. You have more than yourself and your


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Foundation gift Boyne has its fine library which opens its door to each of us. Today as new comers and visitors arrive in Boyne City they are overwhelmed with its beautiful houses and well cared for yards. Most are the result of the appreciation its residents have for their homes. Most of the original houses have been lovingly restored or renovated by their owners with such modern day materials as vinyl siding, central heat, insulation and double paned windows. Gone are the run down homes of chipped painted wooden exteriors and weed infested yards that were so common when I first moved to town. I have noted the growth progress of the new trees in Gazebo Park which have been planted to replace those damaged three or so years ago when a small tornado touched down in town. In time they will appear as if they have always been there. What a wonderful spot for out summer Wednesday evening concerts! Our new Park Street bridge with its short boulevard is an important attribute to the beauty of the park. There was a time in our great land in which travelers crossed streams and river by wading through known shallow areas. One of the first bridges to be built in replacement of such ‘fords’ was the covered bridge. Built on the same basic design as a barn, the sides and roofs offered a structure which had far more bracing than today’s conventional uncovered

bridge. As such they could with stand the spring rushes and winter ice far more successfully than the traditional bridge. The Harshaville Bridge which carries Adams County Road 247 in the hills of southeastern Ohio is one such example of covered bridge engineering. Those of you who have watched the movie “Bridges of Madison County” have seen a classic example of the covered bridge. In our neighboring town of Charlevoix we have all experienced its Channel Bridge with US 31 standing vertical in the air above the channel. The year we discovered Ed’s allergy to bee stings I was given two pieces of advice by our doctor at the Charlevoix Area Hospital. First I was given bee sting kits to always have with me when with Ed. The second bit of advice was, once I administered the preventive medicine a kit contained that I was to call him and he would be certain the draw bridge would be in place so we could drive across it to reach the hospital. Because my husband’s profession involved traffic I was privileged to be on shipboard to sail beneath the Bay Bridge at San Francisco. It seemed so upside down to look up and see cars driving over you. I have done the same aboard a Great Lakes freighter as it slowly passed beneath the Mackinac Bridge north of Boyne. There is something very different about seeing the ‘working’ side of a bridge. The complexity of its supports and beams is amazing. Small wonder

maintenance work on the bridge seems to be a forever project. When we drive over or through bridges today we seldom stop to think of the immense amount of engineering knowledge that has developed over the years to allow us to move so easily from one side of a stream or river so easily. And I think that this complexity we so take for granted and the ease in which we move where we chose to go through the existence of bridges all over our land speaks to our complex lives as we move through them. Some of the bridges we face we know exist. We prepare ourselves for their crossing with thought, preparation and if necessary, help. Sometimes we look at them from great distances and pace our progress as we travel to their far side. Education often can be such a bridge as it moves us from childhood to adulthood and we believe our future lies across it. Another is that dream of marriage and we consider what it is we envision on the far side of the bridge that stands between us. An old expression which has been thrown my way many times is that of “Why not cross that bridge when you get to it?” The person offering is simply suggesting that you not worry about what kind of bridge it may be. You are being advised not to create a monster image of an old broken down wooden bridge or a draw bridge which won’t permit your crossing to the other side. They are suggesting you concen-

trate on your journey one day at a time; meeting whatever rocks you may find in the road one at a time. They are assuring you that you have the ability to make the journey you have ahead of you in a successful manner. To me it seems much wiser to proceed with your search or dream and once any bridge in your path is discovered to sit down then and study how to cross it. Chances are the way will be clearly marked and the bridge sturdy and well engineered. You will reach the other side just as you planned. It is the bridges that loom in our lives that show on no map that become our challenges. They always are out of sight and suddenly loom before us when we least expect a river will have to be crossed. They may be around a blind corner or invisible to our eye for some reason we will never understand. It is such bridges that demand our trust not only in our own abilities but of those of others we may not even know. We may be amazed what we can do that we never have had to before. Or it may be that other person we meet who will share with us a strength, ability or talent we never dreamed could be ours. For centuries mankind has met such bridges with unexpected abilities and help which simply can’t be explained. Often this has led to the belief in a greater power. Religions have been born. How much more enjoyable life becomes when you wait to cross its bridges when you reach them.

of private companies; the breaking of legal contracts; stimulus spending mostly on government jobs; an increasing social and socialist agenda in our schools; wildly unpopular government healthcare; Obamacare waivers to many unions; and unemployment compensation now reaching almost two years; higher taxes on

the horizon; promotion of amnesty for illegal aliens before border security; federal lawsuits against states; dropping prosecution of blatant Black Panther intimidation at voting centers; and tasking NASA to make Muslims feel better about their historic contribution to science, among others. We must also remember that Rahm

Emanuel, President Obama’s Chief-of-Staff, once declared that Rule #1 is to “never let a serious crisis go to waste.” It really doesn’t matter if this is coincidental - or if it demonstrates the above strategies in action. Either way, our country is in great crisis! The Socialists are openly demonstrating at various protests

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a committee, appointed by the Worshipful Master, for candidate instruction and entertainment. Michigan’s first commercial television station, WWJ-TV, located in Detroit, transmits to the state in 1947. General Douglas MacArthur is made “a Mason-at-sight” by the Grand Lodge of the Philippines. During the suppression of any Masonic activities in Europe under the Nazi domination the Grand Lodge of the Sun developed the small “blue forget-me-not flower” as a universal sign where by one Mason could recognize another during this time of persecution. A blue lapel flower is available today, from fraternal supply houses that are symbolic of the blue forget-me-not worn during the 1940’s. From this symbol and time the “Masonic Brotherhood of the blue forget-me-not” developed. The 1948 Lodge officers elect are duly installed by Past Master Don Herrington of Durand Lodge No. 344, Petoskey, Michigan. 1948 Sister Juanita Erber is elected as president of the Monday Study Club. Ground is broken and work commences on the new Boyne Mountain Lodge complex near Boyne Falls. This, though many residents are skeptical, will bring economic assistance and employment to the area for years to come. Boyne City’s annual Lodge dues are $8 A new neon light for the Masonic temple building is approved and installation will be done during the summer months.

Lodge and OES Chapter members celebrate saint. John’s day by attending the Methodist Church together. The Lodge pays $40 for a pool table license. The Lodge moves to sponsor a father and son Masonic banquet. Brother and Past Master Hyson J. Heaton is presented with a Masonic Past Masters ring for appreciation of all his dedication and work for the Lodge and Craft. The committee for Christmas baskets report that the program is a success this last year. Brother, George E. Lamb is raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason on June 14th. The courtesy degree work being done by Houghton Lodge No. 218, for the Entered Apprentice, Lakeside Lodge No. 371 for the Fellow Craft and then in Duluth Minnesota the Master Mason degree by Lakeside Lodge No. 281. Brother, Percy E. Briggs passes on to the Supreme Architect of the Universe on October 16th. The Lodge officers elect for the ensuing year are duly installed by Brother, Emmet Green. 1949 Keith Waggoner’s wife, Leah Waggoner, Past Worthy Matron of Evangeline Chapter Order of the Eastern Stars, is appointed Grand Warden for the OES of Michigan. Doctor John C. Schmittdiel, chiropractor, opens his practice in Boyne City above the old First National Bank building, East Jordan State Bank Boyne City branch, on the corner of Water and Park Streets. The Masonic Lodge sponsors a banquet for the Boyne City and

Boyne Falls basketball teams. The new addition to the Alma Masonic Home is dedicated by Grand Lodge officers, March 27th. The Grand Orient of Italy is reestablished in its home country. Right Worshipful Deputy Grand Master Hugh J. Johnston, of Traverse City, Michigan is installed as Most Worshipful Grand Master of Michigan. Lodge members working together organize and sponsor a bowling team. The lodge room ceiling is in need of repair. The ceiling will be covered with Celotex and the rent will be raised by $10.00 a month to cover the additional cost. Note: during this time the Lodge

generally went dark for two months during the summer. Membership in the RAM Chapter is 74 companions. Needed materials for the Lodge room ceiling are donated by the Boyne City Railroad. The secretary is instructed to send a letter to the railroad in appreciation of the gift. Note: during this period the Lodge, acting through the building association, paid a Brother or other person to attend to the needed janitorial servicing of the temple. The lodge officers elect for the ensuing year are duly installed by worshipful brother, Emmet Green.

husband to consider in this situation, you have a young child who needs both parents. Many marriages have recovered from hurtful episodes like this, but it takes time, work and determination from both sides. My advice is to see if he is willing to attend counseling with you. If he continues to poo-poo the situation

you should attend counseling yourself before making a final lifelong decision that will impact not only one, but three. Best of luck, ~Rose If you have questions or comments for Rose, E-mail: or send your letter to Boyne City Gazette 5 West Main St. (Ste. #7) Boyne City, MI 49712

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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) 3304990. We thank you for your support of your local American Legion. Free mammograms offered at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital Northern Michigan Regional Hospital Foundation and the Health Department of Northwest Michigan are partnering to offer free mammograms, not just in October, but yearround. 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. Memorial Fundraiser Veterans Memorial group selling bricks and calendars The Boyne City Area War Memorial Committee is now selling Veterans Memorial Bricks as a fund-raiser to create a new sidewalk at the Memorial in Veterans Park on the Boyne City lakefront. Two brick sizes are available - 8-by-8-inch bricks are $90 and can include up to 90 characters to recog-

nize a veteran; 4-by-4-inch bricks are $45 and include up to 45 characters. To purchase a brick or make a donation, contact George Lasater at 231582-7001 or Bill Bricker at 5493708. > The memorial committee is also offering a War Memorial Calendar to raise funds for ongoing maintenance of the site. Calendars features photos of the memorial benches and are sold for $15. To purchase a 2012 calendar, contact Dean Kleinschrodt at 549-8000. 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

Community Band Rehearsals Practices will continue each Thursday evening at East Jordan High School band room through June. July rehearsals will be held at the concert venue, East Jordan’s Memorial Park band shell, beginning at 6:30 p.m. prior to the performances. Now in its 21st year, the Jordan Valley Community Band provides area musicians with a means for continued musical expression and is an important cultural resource for our area. With diverse musical backgrounds and abilities, members range in age from students to senior citizens who presently travel from communities in Charlevoix, Antrim and Emmet counties to rehearse and perform. The band is hoping area high school musicians will join them for this summer’s concert series. If you or someone you know plays an instrument or has played in the past and would like to return to the fun and excitement of band participation, please contact our President, Leslie Cunningham at 5472145, Secretary/Treasurer, Phyllis Childs at 582-3488 or Director, Becky Palmiter at 582-3734. We will add your name to our mailing list and help you find an instrument, if necessary.

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NOW - JUNE 26 ART EXHIBIT Boyne Arts Collective located at 210 S Lake Street Boyne City invites the public to the new exhibit for the month of June running through June 26. Hours of the Gallery are Friday 1- 5, Saturday 10 - 6, and Sunday 12 - 4. “BAC is Blooming in June” will feature Floral Art with June Storm as curator. Contact Storm at (231) 582-1745 for more information. Visit www.boynearts. org. BAC Stage Concerts continue every second and fourth Sunday during the summer in the South Gallery of Boyne Arts Collective, 210 South Lake St., Boyne City. On June 12, Holly Keller and Friend will entertain with folk, rock, and pop music from 4 - 6. Refreshments served. On June 26 Bob Marshall will feature music in folk, country, and Americana era.

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Lyam Agnew, 4 years old, and his father Aaron Agnew of Toledo, Ohio, tried their luck fishing down at the city docks in Boyne City last weekend. Road here in Charlevoix County has driven past what was once known as the “Undine Settlement” of Hayes Township. What remains of the Undine Settlement today? What remains is a small rural cemetery along the highway and a relocated country schoolhouse on the opposite side of the road. More recently, the Undine Nature Preserve was created, yet little more than a memory remains of the people and settlement that were once located on these very same acres. As is the case thousands of other now ghost-town settlements throughout Michigan, nearly all remnants of Undine have vanished. What remains are acres of privately owned land, much of which has reverted back to nature.

Undine was given its name and began its rise to success in 1880. By 1890, it had reached its peak of progress and population. 1900 had nearly marked the final decade for Undine as a destination, and by 1910 the sections which once made up the Undine Settlement were on a fast decline from “settlement” back to a network of small, family-owned farms. Come take a journey with us, along the very roads that our Undine Settler’s once walked. “See” for yourselves how the thriving days of 1890s sawmills and lumbering had tapered back into this peaceful, 1909 rural farm community. Perhaps some of the names mentioned will be familiar ones to you.

JUNE 24 & 25 SOBO ARTS FESTIVAL Sobo Arts District of Boyne City is excited to announce the return of the Sobo Arts Festival on Friday and Saturday, June 24-25. The festival coincides with Boyne City’s first “Stroll the Streets” which runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Celebrating visual, performing and healing arts, the festival will take place in the heart of SOBO, “South Boyne,” centered around the intersection of Lake and Main Streets. Opening the festival Friday night will be swing dance instruction by Chris Faulknor followed by music from Chris Bickley’s “Bay Area Big Band” featuring sing Robin Lee Berry performing from 8 to 10 p.m. On Saturday, a juried art fair will be presented from 10-4 p.m. In addition there will be a variety of musical performances, zumba Tuesday June 28 dance demonstrations, Noon to 1 p.m. representatives of the Community Room - Boyne District Library healing arts community, street performers and activities for kids of “You’re Always On My Mind” - Top-of-Mind Marall ages, food and a balloon artist. The festival keting when you just plain don’t have time. will close with a family friendly Contra-dance Come to the Community Room of the Boyne District Library at noon for free pizza and a chance offering dance instructo learn about top-of-mind marketing. The ease of this practice captures and holds the attention tion and featuring of potential customers, so that, even if they don’t need your product or service now, they will dance caller”Jan Fowler remember you when they do! from 7 to 9 p.m. Sponsorships and art fair An exclusive marketing offer will be available for attendees only. Don’t miss this educational opbooths are still availportunity! able. For more information visit or call Robin at Freshwater Studio, (231) 582-2588.

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JUNE 24 UNDINE SETTLEMENT HISTORY PROGRAM Friday, June 24, at 7 p.m. will mark the opening of the year-long exhibit, “UNDINE- A SETTLEMENT REMEMBERED…” at the Harsha House Museum located at 103 State St. in downtown Charlevoix. Many have asked, “Where exactly was Undine?” Anyone who has traveled the Boyne City-Charlevoix


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BOYNE AREA EVENTS There is still a great deal to be uncovered about the Undine Settlement and its inhabitants. Presented by the Charlevoix County History Preservation Society, in conjunction with the Charlevoix Historical Society, the Undine exhibit will focus on the rise of this once thriving rural community, from what was originally a vast, untamed wilderness. For the first time ever, the story of Charlevoix County’s Undine Settlement will be told, through the use of turn-of-the-century images, newspaper data, and original documents and artifacts. In addition to what promises to be both educational and entertaining, we will also host a wine and cheese reception that evening. So please, come out and show your support for what is being done to preserve the history of Charlevoix County. We look forward to seeing you there! This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (231) 582-5326 or visit the CCHPS website at www. JUNE 25 - JULY 25 VOCAL INSTITUTE Crooked Tree Arts Center is pleased to announce the formation a new music education program, the Up North Vocal Institute, a summer vocal training institute. Founding director is international opera and theatre star Matthew Chellis, originally from Horton Bay. The Up North Vocal Institute (UNVI), offers the nation’s finest young voices participation in a unique vocal training program designed to encompass the whole body approach to vocal training. The program runs June 25 through July 25, 2011, and will be held at the Boyne City High School Performing Arts Center. “The program’s goal is to act as a bridge between a singer’s academic and professional careers” commented Chellis. UNVI Program Highlights: The 10-person faculty is a worldclass team. Together, they will utilize a team-teaching method of four Master Voice Teachers and four Collaborative Artists/ Pianists working with the singers. In addition, an exercise and nutrition expert and several guest artists will teach master classes and workshops on the many aspects of the business of professional singing for classical, opera, and theater artists. The students, ages 22 to 38, are chosen by audition and are from all over the country. They will learn repertoire in English, Italian, French, and German. During the run of the institute, free concerts, open to the public, will be offered. Every Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Boyne City Performing Arts Center and Saturdays the students will be presenting their work at various venues throughout northern Michigan. For more information on the Up North Vocal Institute visit www.upnor JUNE 29 BAC ART SHOW Calling all artists to enter our next show titled “BAC Thund e r / Ya c h t s Up North” (coinciding with Boyne Thunder). Art of any media should be brought to the BAC the weekend of June

24, 25, and 26, to be juried into the art show. The show will be set on June 29th with a reception opening the show on July 2nd at 3pm. All artists entering are asked to sign their artwork into the gallery and make tags. On the night of the reception, please bring a dozen cookies for our guests (may be store bought). There is no fee to enter. Number of entries per artist will be limited to 4, but all may not be juried depending on the space and how many are entered. Any questions, please call me at 582-1745. JUNE 29 EMBROIDERERS GUILD The Northern Michigan Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America will meet Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at 11 am in the Transfiguration Church in Indian river, located on M68. The project will be continuing our 2 mystery samplers. Remember to bring any finished projects for golden needle. For further information, call Sue at 231-584-2091. Refreshments will be served. JULY 5 - JULY 20 NORTH CENTRAL OFFERS COURSE ON THE CHEMISTRY OF CHOCOLATE North Central Michigan College will offer a course on the chemistry of chocolate, July 5 through July 20 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. weekdays on the college’s Petoskey campus. This course (CEM 110), taught by Dr. Ralph Christensen, North Central chemistry professor, will cover the history of chocolate, ingredients, processing and manufacturing, as well as the chemistry behind this feel-good food. There are few foods that people feel as passionate about, a passion that goes beyond a love for the sweetness of chocolate to a true pleasurable response just thinking about chocolate. One of the most pleasant effects of eating chocolate that many people experience is the good feeling after indulging. Chocolate contains more than 300 known chemicals. Scientists have been working on isolating specific chemicals and chemical combinations which may explain some of the pleasurable effects of consuming chocolate. The class will include handson activities, and a sampling of each student’s favorite chocolate dessert. Although there is no chemistry prerequisite or math requirement for this course, individuals who desire to take this course must be enrolled in the college. Enrollment can be done through the college’s website, The course can be taken for credit or as an audit for no credit. Tuition is the same for either audit or credit. For more informa-


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Brent Braaksma lunches with his son Carter daughter Addyson and his wife Katie in Boyne City last Saturday. The family was in town vacationing from Edwardsburg. tion, contact Dr. Christensen at 231-348-6655 or rchristensen@ Contact Student Services at 231-348-6605 for more information on enrolling. North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey. Through its University Center partnerships, students can take courses leading to certificates, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from participating universities. North Central’s Institute for Business & Industry Training offers non-credit job skills training tailored to meet individual needs. In addition to its main campus in Petoskey, North Central offers classes, academic advising, testing and other services in Cheboygan, Gaylord and East Jordan. Grand Opening of “Undine – A Settlement Remembered…” Exhibit After five long years of researching and compiling information on the Undine Settlement and various sections of Hayes Township, the Charlevoix County History Preservation Society’s Undine research team will soon unveil a large portion of their findings to the general public. tHROUGH - July 11 Boating Safety Classes The Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office will be offering Boater’s Safety classes on the following dates. Boating Safety Schedule • June 11, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Charlevoix Yacht Club •June 25, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Walloon Lake Country Club (Grandma’s) June 28, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sommerset Point Yacht Club July 11, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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Jordan Valley District Library Proctored Exam Time: June 11, noon to 1 p.m. Charlevoix Yacht Club July 11, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Jordan Valley District Library This is only for those who have an on-line boating safety certificate. Individuals will take the state exam and are free to leave upon successful completion of exam. The class is free of charge and pre-registration is not required. Minimum age for class attendance is 12 years of age. Students should bring date of birth information with them for registration purposes. It is recommended that students eat prior to class or bring a small snack to class. Due to the short duration of the course, there will be no meal time. Students receiving a satisfactory test grade will receive their Michigan Boating Safety Certificate at the conclusion of the course. If you currently have an on-line boating safety certificate, you must take a proctored test and receive a state honored boating safety certificate. The state only honors on-line course completed certificates that have been verified by a proctored Michigan exam. Completion of this class is MANDATORY for individuals: (1) born after December 31, 1978 to operate a PWC (jet ski), (2) for juveniles between the ages of 12 and 16 to operate a boat, and (3) for PARENTS that allow their children between the ages of 12 and 14 to operate a PWC. A Parent must be riding with the child during operation. For further questions call the

Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office Marine Division at 547-4461, ext. 320. SUMMER SPIRIT FESTIVAL JULY 15-17 Sanjay R Singhal and Kim Richelle are pleased to announce the 2011 Summer Spirit Festival, July 15-17 at Home Comfort Farms, 1865 Roby Road, Johannesburg, Michigan. This annual gathering, now in its seventh year, has become a welcome retreat from the stress & strife of every-day living, and a place where all persons, from all walks of life, can gather in community for spiritual inspiration, reflection, meditation and celebration. This year’s event will feature workshops by Brenda L Bates, Pamela Chappell, Heidi Dietrich, Kim Richelle, StacyJo Schiller, Chuck Simmons, Sanjay R Singhal & Janine Warner, amongst others, as well as special musical performances by Jen & Sygit & Sam Corbin, Kali Rea, Pamela Chappell and Amelia Jo Blumke, amongst others. Weekend tickets include all workshops & performances, onsite camping and Friday & Sunday meals; Saturday tickets include workshops only. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $30/person (Weekend) and $20/person (Saturday), and may also be purchased at the gate for $35/person (Weekend) and $25/person (Saturday). For more information, please call Sanjay R Singhal (312) 3374841 or Kim Richelle (231) 6750379, or visit www.facebook. com/summit.festival. No pets, please.

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The Boyne City Gazette and Boyne District Library are working together to compile a database of old Boyne City Photos. Once scanned, this photos are intended to be made available for public use, free of charge. ••• Anyone with any pictures that they would like to share may drop them off at one of the following locations: -The Boyne City Gazette - 5 West Main St. (Ste. #7) Boyne City, MI 49712 -Boyne District Library - 201 East Main St. Boyne City, MI 49712 If you wish that they be returned, please include your address or phone number. ••• If you wish to make other arrangements, or have any questions, please contact Boyne City Gazette Historian Edward May III at edmay@ or call The Boyne City Gazette at (231) 582-2799.

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