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County happenings PG. 8 Look famiLiar? pg 13

125 3, Issue 21 • •Seek Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 Citizens ServingNo. topics of interest to all Volume of Charlevoix County No. 185the - Vol.Truth, 4 - Issue 29Serve • ‘Seekthe the Truth, Serve the • Citizens’ • Wednesday March 13, 2013

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see achieved over the next couple Gohs of years Benjamin in Boyne City. News EditorMichael Boyne City Manager Cain opened the event with a runA 2-1 vote by the Charlevoix down of the previous goal-setting County Building & Grounds Comsession from a couple years ago mittee could break a recycling and what type, if any, progress contract with Emmet County that has been made on those goals. would save taxpayers $86,000 in “I look around with what I see photo by cinda shumaker its first year. photo by chris faulknor as balanced growth – it hasn’t all While the matter will now go behappened in one sector,” he said the Charlevoix County Board BoyneOlsen City Rambler Lablance, #33,a defies gravity as he goes up for a to offore the highest priority, which was Mark plays aKeegan Celtic tune during concert at Freshwater Studio of Commissioners for a decision job creation and retention. “Overshot against Elk Rapids last Tuesday Jan.Week. 10. ElkLOOK Rapids City 61-54. celebrate Boyne City Irish Heritage FOR beat EVENTBoyne INFO ON PAGE 16

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on March 13, Charlevoix County Building & Grounds Committee members Larry Sullivan, George T. Lasater and chairman all, with what’s going on Rich with Gilthe lespie almost did we notdid reach an economy, I think fairly agreement during their Wednesday well with that.” March 6 meeting. Cain said a number of new busi“I feelhave an obligation. Weseveral should nesses stayed, with honor,businesses for the credibility more planningoftoCharleopen our contract with Eminvoix theCounty, near future. metDilworth County upon The Hotelthe wasrecommena top pridation of Cain the recycling committee,” ority and said a lot of progLasater ress has said. been made, but there is Gillespie would have votmuch worksaid yet he to be done. ed for honoring contract if it The Boyne Beachthe Club property, weren’t forhas the seen significant Cain said, minoramount progof money will saveacby ress and so the too county has broadband switching service providers. cess. Sullivan had received nuThe DDAsaid planhehas been renewed merous calls from his constituents and extended which, Cain said, helped set the tone for positive

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Grant check Rocket man comes home Saving I checks out history megan wilson contributing writer

Benjamin gohs associate editor

Concern caused by confusion over Benjamin Gohsfee $1,700 grant News Editor

Benjamin gohs Charlevoix County editor has land reassociate cords dating back to the 1800s Charlevoix County Commissioners … and as a result, they are startdubious over a ing to crumble. $1,700 check Charlevoix CountyforSurveyor grant-writLarry Feindt—the man ingin charge services of overseeing the care of these identified durrecords—recently ingrequested the Jan. 11, funding in order to help turn board the regular records from fragilemeeting paper tocan digital documents. rest easy. “The county surveyor’s Severaloffice of the commissioncontains important historic reCHERiE BRoWE ers were taken cords documenting the earliest when control established aback in the late they discov1800s by the Federal Bureau of ered Charlevoix County Clerkwhen Cherie Land Management (BLM) Browe had been paid $1,700 for Michigan’s Public Land Surveyher work on securing a nearly $48,000 remonumentation grant in late 2011, cont. pg 5 but accordingland to Charlevoix County Surveyor Lawrence Feindt, it was he who allocated the funding to Browe as is allowed under Michigan State law. “ThereWe is noneed question I did that,” he said in a telephone to interview on Friday Jan. 13. “She didn’t even know remodel. what was going on with that particular item.” That may explain Browe’s apparent confusion over why she was paid the money when questioned by commissioners during the meeting. “As far as I’m concerned, it wasn’t usual and so I asked questions about it,” said Charlevoix County Commissioner Shirlene Tripp (R-District 1), following the meeting, who initially questioned the check which was listed in the county agenda packet. “In Northern Michigan it just seems like we have an awful lot of embezzling going on – the month FDIC before,Member I questioned why so many checks were going to Charter.” She added, “I really didn’t mean to hang her (Browe) out to dry. I have no doubt it will be straightened out.”

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

t’s time for the sixth annual Irish Heritage Week, and Boyne City is greener than ever. The festival is a partnership between Linn Williams and Boyne City Main Street. “This festival is an attempt for Boyne City to appreciate its heritage and connection with the River Boyne in Ireland—there’s such a close tie between the two things,” said Hugh Conklin, Director of Main Street. “It’s just a moment for us to look back at our roots and where this community came from.” He added, “I appreciate everything that Linn Williams does to make this happen.” Harriet and John Miller were one of Boyne City’s earliest settlers in the 1800s, in which they were led to the city by a dream which Harriet had of a cabin on a bear shaped lake. John Miller, an Irish immigrant, named the river leading to the lake the Boyne River, after the same one in Ireland.

irish cont. pg 16

Romance novelist Cd Brennan’s new book »wellman, pG. 9 Local’s novel offers

“Luckily, her Australian husband—who she met in Ireland—and her two Aussie/Yanmegan wilson kee sons have contributing writer no problem understanding Northern Michigan’s literary community has gained an eclectic her; well, exnew member who has a unique cept for the word “No.” new book entitled “Watershed.” Contemporary Romance novelist B r e n n a n Cd Brennan, now of Boyne City, has decidhas been traveling abroad, getting ed to make book ideas while living in Austra- B o y n e City her lia and Ireland. “This is the first book of a series h o m e called ‘Love Where You Roam,’” w h e r e said Brennan. “These books are she enabout women who go and travel j o y s , “reand find love.” According to her author bio, l i v her Brennan has traveled and lived all ing glory days by writing over the world. about them.” “Cd Brennan now talks with a photo by chris fauLknor “I’m originally from Grand Rapstrange accent, a mix and of distant Christopher Fair (right) Jeffre Kelts show off an old Horton Bay genterminology, a blend of culturally ids, but I’ve been living overseas erals jersey from their playing days decades ago. cute but confusing euphemisms for 15 years,” said Brennan. “I that leaves everyone looking at have a sister that lives here, it’s a

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herWellman with a blank stare,” it states. safeaplace Ty is pictured upside down asgood he pulls trick. to raise the boys with my husband.” And, her bio states, “She considers the last 1 5 megan wilson y e a r s contriButing writer abroad the perIt’s still a couple months fectfrom respring training, but several s e alocals rch shared their memories offorsummer her softball and their time with ‘ LtheoHorv e ton Bay Generals. Where You For many years theRoam’ people seof Horton Bay harboredries; thosematchsame thoughts as the Horton m aBay k iGenn g erals began preparation for women their and Men’s slow pitch softball season. men from dif“The people in Horton just ferent Bay cultures, loved the team,” said team evenformer different member Henry “Beano” h e m i sArchey. pheres, The Horton Bay Generals team helping them was formed in 1976 and managed find their true one by Jon Hartwell (deceased) across oceansuntil of their change ofdifference.” venue in the early 1980s. According to Brennan, destiny “Theya hand wouldinhave parties at Jon plays all the stories.

Remembering the Generals

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City, public & Kirtland discuss noise and other complaints at Cvx County college sportshearing round-up public

Ever wonder how student athletes are Benjamin gohs doing after they’ve gone off to college? associate Well, the Boyne Cityeditor Gazette now offers a bi-weekly sports round-up that highThelights Boyne City reathletes whoCommission have graduated from viewed complaints Boynethe City,status Boyne of Falls, Charlevoix, reEast lating to the Kirtland Products wood Jordan, and Ellsworth schools! pellet manufacturing facility during the regular Tuesday Jan. 10, meeting. Boyne City Planning Director Scott McPherson gave commissioners an overview of the situation before SEE PAGE 15 FORE audience members spoke for MORE and against the company. “Since the start of production of Kirtland Products we have had complaints about the operation,” he said. “While most of the complaints we have had in regards to noise there have also been concerns raised about odors and dust. In the Boyne City Zoning Ordinance the performance standards 21.78 addresses noise, odor, dust – similar types of nuisances. In addition the city also Week hasSunshine a noise ordinance which specifically motors, fans,what dryers, Youaddresses have a right to know your similar mechanisms, similar to what government is doing with your reKirtland at their facility.” sourceshasand money. Check out the McPherson added, “It doescartoons seem Sunshine Week editorial pretty clear that they are in violation and editorial on page 2 on your right of that ordinance.” to know. McPherson said the been in SEEcity PAGEhas 2 FOR MORE contact with Kirtland to ensure they are aware of the issues. “To their credit they have seemed to be proactive and sincere in their efforts to resolve these issues. However, the impact is ongoing and it is unacceptable at certain levels and it does need to be remedied as soon as possible,” McPherson said. “If they do continue to violate the ordinances the city does have the ability to issue civil infractions or to request enforcement orders.” Grease the Representatives frommusical Kirtland ProdBoyne City drama students will peructs were in attendance. form “Grease” in thewere Performing Arts Audience members instructed Center on March 16, 22 and 23 at to keep their comments to five min-7 and March 17 at 2 p.m. utesp.m. or fewer. “We are aware ofsee thepage complaints and 7 for more

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Locals compile future goals list

County officials propose breaking Benjamin gohs existing recycling associate editor contract with EmCitizens, business owners and community leaders gathered met County in toon Thursday Jan. 12, to discuss the overall they would like to savegoals money

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Let the sunshine in

This week, we celebrate Sunshine Week. You probably can’t hear the glee in my voice as you read that last line, but trust me, chris faulknor it’s there. ‘two cents’ To the journalistic world, Sunshine Week is the epitomy of what we stand for and what we do. Sunshine week is our Morel Mushroom Festival, our Polish Festival, our Horton Bay Bridge Walk. It is our chance to hold our heads high and say, “This is who we are, what we stand for, and why we’re not in a cushy public relations job for a large corporation.” Sunshine week celebrates the rights we have as citizens to know what our government is doing. In honor of that, I’m going to suggest a couple of fine ways in which you can let the sun shine in on your local municipalities. 1. You have a right to attend any government meeting--anywhere--ever. They can not force you to identify yourself, they can not force you to state a purpose for being there, and they can not say it’s too crowded. They may go into closed session for some very specific reasons, but they have to open the meeting back up before any decision may be made. 2. You may speak and not be silenced. Each board has a policy on

public comment, and as long as you follow it, they must allow you to speak. You may have to stay within a reasonable time constraint and you can’t turn a meeting into a riot; but, they must let you speak. 3. You have a right to request any documents you wish. They must allow you to inspect any document you wish unless they have a specific and legal reason to

keep i t private (for example, my request for the City Manager’s social security number would be denied, because Mike Cain didn’t sign on to have his identity stolen.) If they do deny your request, they must tell you why, and if there is other information in the document, they must provide it (and black out the rest, of course) 4. You have a right to appeal ANY of these decisions to a higher board or eventually the Circuit Court. Basically, “no” doesn’t have to mean “no,” at least not quite yet. 5. You have a right to disseminate

that information to anyone you wish (that right keeps Ben and I in business, by the way). They can not provide you with a document with the understanding that you’ll keep it to yourself. They can not punish you for spreading the word about what you feel is an injustice. In the end, it is up to you. It is up to you as a citizen to keep our government accountable. We at The Boyne City Gazette take our role in that--the role of keeping you informed and in the loop-very seriously. We strive to give you the information necessary to be an active and informed citizen. Examples? When a potential marina deal between the City of Boyne City and Devlon’s parent company went south behind closed doors, you found out by reading The Boyne City Gazette. When a local school board didn’t display a line item budget at their meeting, The Boyne City Gazette stepped in, deciding that one would be useful to the public. When the City Commission formed a citizens committee to work on the Kirtland issue and considered doing so behind closed doors, The Boyne City Gazette stood up for your right to know. This is sunshine week--our chance to celebrate our role in keeping our government accountable. This is what newspapers have been about for hundreds of years. Happy sunshine week from a newspaper that plans to shed light well into the future.

What makes Boyne City tick Coming together, no matter the reason, is a powerful way to accomplish a project. And the side effects can far exceed the annethurston-brandley original ex‘Beautiful boyne’ pectations. This is true whether we are talking about thousands, dozens, a handful or if it is just you, yourself. Bringing about an activity all by one’s self demands extraordinary concentration and effort, way beyond one’s normal dedication. Today I have to admit; along with millions of others in our land I am having difficulty with the manner in which our national elective officers are using to accomplish their goals. But then, we all realize they aren’t together. They have a different goal than the one for which they were placed in office. They simply do not share the same goal and therefore each of us is suffering in our own individual ways. They are not listening as we suggest they ‘work together.’ Here in Boyne City we seldom experience failure as its government leaders, chamber, businesses, churches, schools and organizations set goals and work toward them. The result is a community of pride and appreciation. I think of the beautiful flowers we will soon watch being planted, the Mushroom and SOBO Festivals which add to our enjoyment, Farmers’ Market and all its yummy products, the Wednesday evening band concerts in our special little city park by the river, and the little yellow ducks which will race on it on the Fourth of July along with all the other festivities. The beautiful Veterans Day observation, Santa’s arrival and the sharing of Boyne’s Friday

evening Stroll the Streets and add to this bike, car, motor cycle and big boat races and gatherings, the Easter egg hunt, Halloween trunk hunt, swim and sailing schools. Special picnics in the city picnic center and long list of sporting events scattered throughout the town’s many parks; the special services of the community medical center, the joint outreach of churches and businesses to those in need through the Presbyterian Deacon’s Fund. The food pantries and the fund raising dinners and working for Habitat for Humanity are even more instances when people of Boyne City come together with their talents, love, funds and labor to place their arms about those they know or have never met. When the fire trucks travel on our streets, sirens filling the air we become aware yet another group of volunteers are caring for us in a life saving manner. Our library holds special learning opportunities for both the young and old as well as offering a large community meeting room complete with kitchen facilities for those who might require such an area for their work and enjoyment. And there is Boyne’s exceptional senior center which offers companionship to Boyne’s lonely elders. It scares me when I set out to develop a list such as this. I am so certain I will omit something. Yet I wanted to surprise you with the unheralded love you extend to each other here in our little town. Every single one requires hours of concentrated work effort, thoughtful and inventive approaches, wise use of money and deep understanding and appreciation of the need approached. Often we do not know who you are and there are no thanks offered. We have an amazing quantity of gifted men and women who generously contribute to these efforts – often to more than one. As part of the recent development of the Boyne Arts Center and it Writ-

ers’ Circle in the effort to bring opportunities to any Boyne City man, woman or youth to expand their abilities in either or both of the arts, along with dancing, drama and music I can vouch for the hours of dedicated work, gifts of money and housing that has come together to do both. A local business man has loaned the non-profit group his building to house its activities. And not to be forgotten are the businesses which reach out beyond their own realms to help each other and therefore the city in becoming such an outstanding and award winning small town. Not the least of these is Chris Faulkner’s recreating of our one time beloved weekly newspaper. And talk about group efforts, I experienced first- hand an unbelievable birthday celebration this past March 1. It proved what can be accomplished when secrecy is part of the overall goal. In my long life of 90 years which has included so many unannounced adventures and experiences this passed them all. My family which has spread eastward to Washington D C and Pennsylvania, then down state to Birmingham Hills and westward to Oklahoma gathered secretly in Boyne the day before the party to get it all set in place. The one from DC called me the morning of the day to wish me a very happy day. She was on her way to work as she had to be there for nine hours so she couldn’t talk any more except to give me her wish. She was in Petoskey at the time. My daughter in Cadillac worked with the three grandchildren and nephew who put the shindig together for over six weeks via e-mail etc. But the hardest bit of it all for me to accept was Ray, in on it all from the start and never dropped a clue. To those of you who attended please accept my deepest gratitude. Someone suggested they all repeat the great time when I turn 100! Now there is a goal to work for.

Boyne City Police Department Incident Report Monday, February 25 1:02pm Report of fraudulent money orders received as payment for items on Craig’s List 1:10pm Report of syringe found in parking lot on E Main St Sunday February 6 Cloudy 27

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1:25pm Vehicle unlock in the 300 block of E Division St 2:47pm Report of subjects removing items from recycling bins 3:03pm 2 vehicle property damage accident in the 1100 block of Boyne Av 8:37pm Report of suspicious vehicle in the 200 block of W Court St 11:35pm Suspicious vehicle in the 1100 block of Boyne Av

1:26pm 2 vehicle property damage accident at Charlevoix and Silver St

Tuesday, February 26 6:40am Suspicious activity in the 300 block of E Division St 5:23pm Report of box in the road at S Lake and Ann St 5:30pm Welfare check in the 300 block of W Morgan St Wednesday, February 27 9:47am Assist to Parole Agent 11:02am Report of lost wallet 3:33pm Vehicle unlock in the 1000 block of Boyne Av 9:57pm Report of ill opossum at the skating rink. Was gone on arrival

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Saturday, March 2 1:37am Assist Sheriff Department with vehicle that would not stop 11:09am Citation issued for no proof of insurance at Pleasant and Division 11:32am Citation issued for speed at Lake and Lower Lake Streets 12:45pm Vehicle unlock in the 300 block of Silver St 1:06pm Assist Sheriff Department with Car deer accident 1:56am Citation issued for speed at Pleasant and Ann Streets 3:40pm MDOP reported on W Water St 6:25pm 911 hang up from the 300 block of E Division St 6:44pm Vehicle unlock in the 300 block of Silver St 7:28pm Report of assault in the 300 block of E Division St

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From pg.1 who were concerned about prematurely ending the contract between Charlevoix and Emmet counties. “I have serious concern with dropping that contract,” Sullivan said. “My recommendation would be that we stay with the processing contract with Emmet County until the completion of that and then have at it for any and all parties at that time.” The issue dates back to September of last year when, despite being in the last two years of a five-year contract with Emmet County to haul Charlevoix’s recyclables, Charlevoix County officials requested new bids for the service. It should be noted that the agreement between Charleviox and Emmet counties included a clause that either party could end the agreement with 60 days notice. The decision to recommend that American Waste be awarded the $175,000-per-year contract came after nearly eight months of bidding, re-bidding, numerous meetings and disagreement among Charlevoix and Emmet counties, building and grounds and the Charlevoix County Recycling Committee. Charlevoix County Human Resources Coordinator Kevin Shepard discussed the general time-line of the recycling bid issue during the building and grounds meeting.

• September 2012 the county requested bids for hauling only and only one bid— American Waste—was received. • American Waste’s bid was higher than for hauling than anticipated. • American Waste then sent the county an unsolicited bid for hauling and processing. • In October 2012 the county decided to re-bid for hauling only. • Several responses to the hauling request were received that November. • The number of loads of material to be transferred differed significantly between American Waste’s and Emmet County’s bids, leading it to appear as though Emmet County had the lower cost of services. • December 2012, a special meeting of the recycling committee was held to discuss the inconsistent numbers. The committee instead went against its own bid procedure and recommended awarding both the hauling and processing to Emmet County. The bid requirements had specified “hauling only.” “As it would come out later, by passing this motion, it actually went to a higher bidder,” said Shepard. • In January 2013, Shepard, Sullivan and Charlevoix County Building and Safety head Frank Shaler looked at the bid process to ensure it had been properly handled and the most economical recommendation would go to the board of commissioners. • In February 2013, the building and grounds committee sent a nine-question letter to American Waste and Emmet County seeking clarification on their services.

“It was kind of disappointing that Emmet County did not answer the questionnaire,” Shepard said. “They’re stating they’re standing behind the bids they previously submitted but it’s exactly that bid information that we’re seeking clarification on.” Charlevoix County Clerk and Fiscal Officer Cherie Browe said Emmet County did not make their intention about allegedly standing by their original bid in any official capacity to Charlevoix County. “If they did it publicly, they didn’t do it directly to this committee saying ‘I want you to consider our first bid because we’re not to going to respond to this,” Browe said. Sullivan said he did receive a letter to that effect. “Again, we have tried to resolve this in a reasonable way,” Gillespie said. “I just don’t know what we do other than we’re here to open bids.” The recycling committee’s recom-

mendation was to award the bid to Emmet County. “Emmet County has publicly stated that they are standing behind their bid that was submitted earlier this year,” Sullivan said. “I think this committee needs to resolve whether or not we’re going to consider that or not consider that bid.” Gillespie said that, since Emmet County did not respond to the ninequestion questionnaire, he isn’t sure if their bid could be considered. During the public comment portion of the meeting, several people voiced concerns about ending the agreement mid-contract. Planning Commission Chairman Denny Jason said the county should not vacate Charlevoix County’s contract with Emmet County. Gillespie said the bid process was carried out democratically, legally and that certain provisions of the request for bids had been altered to better meet the county’s needs. “We revised the process to include hauling and processing,” Gillespie said. Jason said, “I realize that but I think right now we’re under a obligation to have the processing done for the next two years. We have a fiveyear contract with them. We have a moral obligation. I think we need to stand by that.” Charlevoix County Recycling Committee Chairman Nancy Ferguson said it may be legal but, if they ended the contract with Emmet County, it could make future business deals more difficult. “If we decide to end the contract we have with Emmet County … who’s going to want to make a contract with us?” she said. “Do we honor our contracts? Contracts are made for a specific amount of time and they are meant to be honored for that specific amount of time.” Ferguson said the recycling committee acted in accordance with the bid procedure and that it was American Waste who muddied the process by including information that had not been requested. “Emmet County … answered the bid so that we could compare apples and apples, and one company decided ‘We have this information because we do this.’ Which isn’t necessarily wrong but please do the bid the way we specified it, which would have made it easier right from the get-go,” she said. Ferguson said in 12 years the recycling committee has never had a problem like this. Shepard disagreed with Ferguson’s assertion that the bid process was not flawed. “I disagree with that comment wholeheartedly. The bidding process went out to the recycling committee for hauling only,” Shepard said. “If they were so worried about the integrity of the process then they should not have awarded the bid for hauling and processing.” He added, “You have to compare hauling and processing to hauling and processing.” Sullivan said the recycling committee never offered a contract or awarded one—they simply made a recommendation. Lasater queried why there was a proposal to change vendors in the first place. “Other than the financial picture, is there any probable cause why we should cancel that contract?” Lasater said. Gillespie said there was an overall agreement to send the job out for new bids. “I believe we’re here to finally try to resolve this and put it to rest,” Gillespie said. “Whether we have to excuse ourselves from the contract or not? Clearly we have the right to do that if it’s in the best interests of Charlevoix County.” Jason questioned the process; Gillespie said the committee’s civil counsel assured them the process they followed was proper. Only one bid was received and only American Waste responded to the questionnaire. American Waste bid $200 per pull at a rate of 875 per year for a total cost of $175,000 annually with a projected cost increase of no more

than 2.9 percent annually. Shepard said the first year of the contract with American Waste would save the county $86,000 and that, even by the end of the 10-year contract, the county would be saving $30,000 annually. Before the committee made a motion to vote on sending American Waste’s bid to the county board, Sullivan commented that he had seen the prices change and that he understood bidders might do so in order to win a contract but, “Emmet County was definitely the low bidder on hauling at $135 a

numbers came all over the board.” Gillespie said that is not what the point of the meeting was about and asked for a motion to award the bid to American Waste. “I will not make that motion or support it,” Lasater said. Gillespie responded: “You’re going to shove this process back even further, gentlemen.” Gillespie made the motion to award the bid to American Waste. Gillespie said the point of the meeting was to award a bid and asked where the committee should go from there.

The longer this process goes on it’s $9,000 to $10,000 a month more we’re paying to drag this process out.

—kevin shepard

pull. Processing is another issue.” American Waste’s initial bid on hauling, according to Sullivan, was $235 for hauling. “With the processing, in addition to the hauling, that has dropped to $200 per bin. That tells me there’s some value in that recyclable material to American Waste—probably $30 a bin,” Sullivan said. “Would it be out of line to hire Emmet County to haul the material to Traverse City for $135 a bin; and, every bin that gets there, American Waste would compensate the county $30 because there appears to be that value at least in terms of what’s in the bins?” Sullivan added, “I say it somewhat in jest but looking at the way the

Sullivan mentioned the letter he received from Emmet County but Gillespie said that letter was “out of order” and did not follow proper procedure. “The longer this process goes on it’s $9,000 to $10,000 a month more we’re paying to drag this process out,” Shepard said. Lasater said his opinion remained unchanged but, in order to move the process along, he seconded Gillespie’s motion to recommend American Waste receive the contract. Sullivan was the lone nay vote on the matter. The matter will now go before the Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners on March 13.

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From pg.1 System was being established,” Feindt wrote in a Jan. 30 letter to the Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners. “Additionally, there are numerous documentary historical records and surveys in the form of old books and maps which have been compiled by the various county surveyors since that time. Those records are frequently accessed by surveyors today, and continue to be of the utmost importance in maintaining and establishing property and road boundaries.” The keeping of old land records and the updating of the physical markers that show where your property ends and public property begins is referred to as “remonumentation” and the county currently funds the program with $16,000. “The remonumentation grant was cut (by the state) by approximately $16,000,” said Charlevoix County Clerk Cherie Browe, who administers the remonumentation program. “He is trying to protect the county land records that go back to the 1800s and he’s done as much as he can personally out of his own office and he is just not able to do any more on his own.” According to Browe, the remonumentation program was supposed to be a 20-year program. “At the rate we’re going it’s going to take 75 years to finish the program because the state keeps cutting the funding,” she said. “And, he’s very concerned about the fragile records that are being deteriorating that others are coming in to view.”

Browe added, “He has tried other avenues to get funding for that— those efforts have not been successful so he is asking that the county supplement that to protect those records that are irreplaceable.” The statewide remonumentation programs are supposed to be funded through state grants that consist of moneys obtained through fees collected whenever a document is recorded at a register of deeds. However, due to state budget cuts, those numbers continue to dwindle. “Although the Charlevoix County Surveyor has no salary, over the past several years, Charlevoix County has graciously contributed $16,000 annually to supplement the previously described funding which, although not a large amount, has really helped to support our remonumentation program,” Feindt stated. “The money received by Charlevoix County from Lansing to fund the remonumentation program … is very limited—$47,753 in 2012 and reduced to $32,357 for 2013—which has severely restrained our ability to make progress toward the consummation of this important program.” He added, “The current level of funding … is, and has been, only sufficient to remonument 12 to 15 corners per year. At this rate, the program will require over 75 more years to complete.” Charlevoix County Commissioners voted unanimously, during their Feb. 27 meeting, to allocate the $16,000 to the remonumentation program. The additional $16,000 would be deducted from the county’s $29,000 general fund reserve for scanning.

The new $32,000 remonumentation funds from the county will be used for the following purposes: • To help cover administrative costs incurred by the county surveyor. These include preparation of documents associated with legally-mandated quality-based selection process, grant applications, entry o corner information into the state computer database, corner counts, data management and attendance at educational meetings. • Provide funding for completing the scanning and indexing of all the historical survey records in the county surveyor’s office. Most of the public land corners confirmed or reset are “strongly” based on that historic information. • Expedite the determination of precise geographic positions (also known as “state plane coordinates” to document and preserve locations of public land corners. There are approximately 1,622 public land corners in Charlevoix County that were established in the 1840s. Of those, 587 have been re-established but the geographic positions have only been measured on 190 of them. According to Feindt, he has discovered that some of the corners have been obliterated by construction. “It is difficult and expensive to reestablish lost corners if state plane coordinates have not been previously measured on them, and requires repeating some of the remonumentation work already conducted,” Feindt wrote. “We need to begin to measure the coordinates for corners at a faster pace or we will never catch up with the corners being remonumented.”

March 13, 2013 • Boyne City Gazette • Page 5

brennan From pg.1

“Cd Brennan truly believes that what is for you, won’t pass you by,” her bio states. “She hopes to inspire others to get out there.” Brennan’s books are available on any E-reader at the moment, with “Watershed” having just been released on March 4. “Currently my books are available for purchase on any of the online retailers and we will be

having a book launch party at L o c a l Flavor (Boyne City),” said Brencd brennan nan. “I am just excited to be able to get out here and help support the writing community here.” More information about Cd Brennan’s books can be found at

She left home to find herself ... and found love along the way. Maggie isn’t looking for love on her backpacking trip through Australia. She’s got enough man troubles back in Ireland. Australia is her escape, a place of adventure where she can create memories to last a lifetime. But some memories won’t be left behind. Gray is ready to quit hiring backpackers to help with the work on his remote Queensland cattle station when Maggie turns up. She’s just passing through, but the connection they forge during the long nights herding cattle won’t be so easily cast aside. CONTENT WARNING: A strong-willed Irish heroine, a stubborn Australian hero, and oceans of difference to bridge for love.

An excerpt from the book Watershed

“In Ireland we have the Banshee.” Maggie broke Gray’s daydreaming with a start. “She is the omen of death and the messenger from the Otherworld.” She continued in a whisper. “Often she appears an old hag. Folklore says she may also appear as a stunningly beautiful woman.” Maggie raised her brow at him, her eyes twinkling with fun. Gray threw his head back and laughed, and she joined him. There was no shaking her. He decided he wasn’t going to best

Maggie, and for the first time in a long time he was content with that. He shifted so she had to settle against him. He heard her sigh as he wrapped his arm around her. They sat watching the fire, listening to the sounds of the bush settle for the night. It was peaceful and, Gray had to admit, romantic. He smiled, fulfilled after a long day’s hard work, some good bush tucker and a beautiful woman by his side. He had almost worked up enough courage to kiss her when she shivered, wrapping her arms around herself. “I’m going to sleep.”Pulling off her trainers, she climbed into her swag. “Goodnight.”


minute synopsis February 26, 2013 Regular Meeting – Approved the February 12, 2013 Special City Commission meeting minutes; Approved the February 12, 2013 regular City Commission meeting minutes; Approved the recommendation by City Manager to remove the Kirtland Update from future City Commission meeting agendas and as events warrant, will be added to the agenda: approved preliminary design of the Douglas Street reconstruction project as presented and direct staff to advertise for bids to complete the project; approved to support the Water Works Historical Display project as developed by the Charlevoix County History Preservation Society committee and authorize staff to provide the necessary letters of support, grant preparation support and budget for the requested $500 match in this coming fiscal year’s budget; Approved charging the same rates as 2012 for both transient and seasonal for FY 2013-2014 instead of the proposed increased Michigan Waterways Commission Rates and allow staff to adjust rates for transient boaters within the season and offer discounted group rates; approved to allow Abonmarche to submit a joint MDEQ / USACE application for marina renovation on the City’s behalf; approved the City Manager to sign and submit a joint application to the MDED / USACE for maintenance dredging within the harbor including the $500 application fee; and approved to allow staff to solicit proposals for this professional service without going through a formal bid process as allowed by the City Charter and bring a recommendation back to the City Commission The next regular City Commission meeting is scheduled for March 12, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Cindy Grice, City Clerk/Treasurer


Sealed bids are now being accepted by the City of Boyne City for the following: 1,500 cubic yards of 22A SPECIFICATION ROAD GRAVEL to be delivered to the City’s north Boyne storage yard on Robinson Street, Boyne City. Road Gravel delivery to be completed by June 1, 2013. Bids will be received in a clearly marked envelope, Road Gravel Bid, until 2:00 P.M., local time, April 1, 2013 at City Hall, 319 North Lake Street, Boyne City, MI 49712 at which time they shall be publicly opened and read. The City of Boyne City reserves the right to reject any or all bids and waive any irregularities in the best interest of the City. Complete specifications are available at City Hall Cindy Grice City Clerk


CITY FACILITIES CUSTODIAL SERVICES March 8, 2013 The City of Boyne City will receive sealed bids at the City Clerk’s Office, 319 North Lake Street, Boyne City, Michigan 49712, for custodial services at the Boyne City Hall until Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. Bids will be publicly opened and read at that time in the Boyne City Hall Commission Chambers, 319 North Lake Street, Boyne City, Michigan. Bids shall be submitted in sealed envelopes and plainly marked “CITY FACILITIES CUSTODIAL SERVICES”; CITY OF BOYNE CITY. Bids are being solicited only from responsible and established bidders known to be experienced and regularly engaged in the referenced work. Pre-bid inspections of premises may be scheduled in advance by contacting Andrew Kovolski; Public Works Superintendent at 231-5820375. Satisfactory evidence that the bidder has the necessary capital, equipment and personnel to do the work may be required. Proposal forms and specifications are on file for the inspection of bidders at the Boyne City Hall Of-

fices, and copies may be obtained by qualified bidders. Sealed proposals must be submitted on the bid forms furnished by the City. The City Commission reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to accept any bid which, in their opinion, is most advantageous to the City. Cynthia Grice City Clerk/Treasurer


INVITATION TO BID—Pavement Marking Services Sealed bids are now being accepted by the Cities of Boyne City and Charlevoix for Pavement Marking of Roadways and Parking Lots. Bids will be received in a clearly marked envelope labeled - “Pave-

ment Marking Bids 2013”, until 2:00 P.M., local time, April 2, 2013 at the Boyne City City Hall, 319 North Lake Street, Boyne City, MI 49712 at which time they shall be publicly opened and read. The Cities of Boyne City and Charlevoix reserve the right to reject any or all bids and waive any irregularities in their best interest. Complete specifications are avail-

able at each City Hall and on each cities website. A copy of the City of Charlevoix’s Local Bidder Preference Policy is available on their website. Cindy Grice Boyne City Clerk/ Treasurer Carol Ochs Charlevoix City Clerk


All citizens are advised that Charlevoix County Public Transit has prepared an application for State of Michigan financial assistance for Fiscal Year 2014, as required under Act 51 of the Public Acts of 1951, as amended, and for federal assistance as required under the Federal Transit Act, as amended. Charlevoix County Public Transit is requesting a total of $1,073,531 through the following funding sources; Funding Source(s)

Operating Amount

Capital Amount Per Project

Total Amount

State Formula Operating Assistance




Federal Operating Assistance $251,181



Federal Capital Assistance


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$118,123 Small-Light Duty Cutaways (2) $ 45,000 Planning/A&E Maintenance Facility


$ 55,000 Maintenance/Facility Equipment $218,123 TOTAL


Charlevoix County Public Transit ensures that the level and quality of transportation service is provided without regard to race, color, or national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Right Act of 1964. For more information regarding our Title VI obligations or to file a complaint please contact us at the address given below. The proposed application is on file at the Charlevoix County Public Transit, 1050 Brockway Street, Boyne City, Michigan 49712, and may be reviewed upon request, between the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM M-F, excluding holidays. Written comments regarding the application and/or written requests for a Public Hearing to review the application must be received by April 15, 2013. If a hearing is requested, notice of the scheduled date, time, and location will be provided at least 10 days in advance. Submittals should be sent to Charlevoix County Public Transit, 1050 Brockway Street, Boyne City, Michigan 49712.

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ARIES - This week’s scenario is highlighted by a need to do more planning in order to attain your goals. Many new aspects of your life will shine brightly if you do. Take more time to imagine all that can be. Your intuition can successfully lead you to improve areas of your life that are really lacking. Lucky numbers: 11, 18, 22, 35, 47, 49. TAURUS - This week’s scenario is highlighted by a need to find a better way to pursue your current goals. Strong emotional ties may be threatened if you continue on your current path. Your schedule is full, but you need to find time to please your loved ones. They will appreciate your sentiment much more than you think. Lucky numbers: 7, 20, 38, 40, 41, 42. GEMINI - This week’s scenario is highlighted by a sensitivity to another’s dilemma which will help you to win them over. You cannot please everyone, but you can be very flexible to other’s needs. You need to push your ideas harder. Don’t allow others to flounder and waste your time. Get yourself equipped for any future possibilities. Lucky numbers: 3, 4, 23, 24, 33, 44. CANCER - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your well thought out ideas which can help deal with a sad situation. Your touch will be noticed. Expect much honest appreciation for who you are. Your leadership skills will be required to organize others. Feel free to express your ideas to back them up. Be yourself in all you do. Lucky numbers: 15, 26, 29, 31, 36, 45. LEO - This week’s scenario is highlighted by recognizing a change in your positive flow will affect other’s attitude. Some mysteries may be solved if you continue to follow up on your hunches. You will hear some good news that makes you feel more empowered. Friends, neighbors and family will help celebrate your new venture. Lucky numbers: 13, 25, 38, 39, 41, 42. VIRGO - This week’s scenario is highlighted by special people in your life whom

will show you their gratitude. Take them up on their offers. Push through the hype and find your perfect fit. Your professional expertise will be recognized where it really counts. Envision your life and continue to immerse yourself in your career. Lucky numbers: 1, 10, 17, 27, 28, 38. LIBRA - This week’s scenario is highlighted by your strong emotional feelings and you may have you second guessing everything. You need to dig deep and be honest about how you feel. Try your best to keep pace with everyone else. You may need to rejuvenate your present physical state. Get yourself on a regime to keep fit. Lucky numbers: 12, 24, 26, 29, 36, 43. SCORPIO - This week’s scenario is highlighted by trying not to get lost in your own world; allow other to enjoy your interests. Creative conversations will lead to a better understanding of yourself. Communicate! If you express your viewpoint, you’ll continue bringing others together. Your positive energy will enable you to reach higher. Lucky numbers: 1, 2, 27, 37, 48, 49. SAGITTARIUS - This week’s scenario is highlighted by this being a good time for a little rest and relaxation, time to re-charge your batteries. Keep your commitments to an absolute minimum. Others may try

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Nebulae: an interstellar crash course We finally had a beautiful, clear night on March 4, my fellow astronomy buffs. Hard to believe that we have had no sustained bryan shumaker clear nights NASA/JPL Solar for almost System Ambassador six weeks! Look Up! Hopefully, What’s in the this means night sky? that spring and fairer skies are not too far away. Today, Wednesday March 13, is the date when William Herschel discovered Uranus in 1781. Also on this date, famous American astronomer Percival Lowell (of Mars fame) was born in 1855. The cometary probe Giotto flew past and imaged Comet Halley on this date as well in 1986. And while we are talking about comets, keep your eyes peeled soon after sunset in the west this month—you may be able to pick out Comet PANSTARRS! The moon was new just two days ago, so if the weather permits, it is a great time to do some sky gazing this week. First quarter moon is March 19. I have been asked just what constitutes a “nebula.” We use that term a great deal in astronomy, much of it due to historical reasons. When people began to turn their eyes and eventually their telescopes to the heavens, they noticed vague, misty and ill-defined patches of light. Their naked eyes (and telescopes in the 16th Century) were not of sufficient size or quality to resolve these objects, so they were called nebulae, which is a Latin word for cloud. It was first described and recorded by Ptolemy in 150 AD. Later on, numerous other areas were labeled as nebulae. So exactly what is a nebula? Basically, it is a large interstellar cloud of gas, dust, hydrogen, and

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Pictured is the Cone Nebula taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. This large cone of dark dust and gas shows several stars which have recently ignited at the tip of the cone. Dozens more of just-forming stars are buried deep within the Cone and will eventually become full blown stars of their own—the Cone will eventually be eroded by solar wind from the new stars and slowly disappear. other ionized gases that may be light years in size. You need to remember that any object which appeared to be a vague, indistinct cloud was called a nebula. Until the 1920s, this included all the galaxies. It was not until Edwin Hubble at Mt. Wilson (near Los Angeles) figured out that our galaxy was not the only one! All of those hundreds and hundreds of tiny “nebulae” recorded on early 20th Century photographic plates at the world’s biggest observatories were not in our galaxy at all, but were true “island universes” of their own. Using the 100-inch Hooker telescope, Hubble was actually able to see individual stars in some of the closest galaxies. Perhaps the most well-known nebula is the Great Nebula in Orion, about 1,300 light years away. This massive cloud of dust and gas is a true stellar nursery, and many protostars and early stars have been observed at infrared wavelengths, hidden from our view by their swaddling of dust and gas.

Nebulae glow because there are bright, very energetic stars in the area that give off so much radiation that they cause the gas to glow, much like a neon bulb. Another group is the dark nebulae, which are only visible because they are silhouetted by light around them (the Horsehead Nebula is a classic example of this type). So, while you still can, go out and observe Orion—the third star in the “sword” is the famous Orion Nebula and appears as an indistinct hazy glow through binoculars or a small telescope. Orion is now in the southwest soon after sunset and will shortly disappear until late this year. A quick reminder—Mary S. Adams (Director of the Dark Sky Site at the Headlands) will give part two of her talk “Giants in Astronomy,” which will showcase the history of astronomy from Copernicus to the present at the next NOMAC meeting, March 14 at 7:30 PM at Raven Hill Discovery Center. Check for details! Until next week, clear skies.

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The Boyne City High School Performing Arts announces the beloved musical “Grease” March 16, 17, 22 and 23.

‘Grease’ is the word “Grease is the word” at Boyne City High School for the next couple of weeks. The popular ‘50s musical about teenagers in the ‘50s will be produced by the school drama program starting next Saturday, March 16. Shows will be in the school Performing Arts Center on March 16, 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. and March 17 at 2 p.m. Audience members who come in costume will be entered in a contest for best adult and best youth costume. Auditions were in December and full cast rehearsals started Jan. 2. Playing the leading roles are: Shelby Webster as Sandy Dumbrowski, Chuckie Sieradski as Kenickie, Logan Orban as Doody, Wyatt Long as Sonny, Jacob Knitter as Putzie, Margaret

Durbin as Betty Rizzo, Erin Baker as Frenchy, Meredith Hague as Marty, Ann Durbin as Jan, Elizabeth O’Donnell as Miss Lynch, Jordan Fair as Eugene Florczyk, Katelyn Skornia as Patty Simcox, Tanner Evans as Vince Fontaine, Conner Mills as Johnny Casino, Latiesha Bell as Charlene “Cha-Cha” DiGregorio, and Carter Wilmot as Teen Angel. Director of the Show is Mike Houser, Producer Ron Freed, Music Director Erin Zucker, Costume Director Jen Houser, Choreographer Chelsea James, Sound Director Steve Zucker and Stage Manager Bob Harmeling. Tickets are $5 or $10 for patrons (center, main floor) and are available at Local Flavor Bookstore or Coountry Now & Then/Up the Lazy River.


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Representatives from both the Charlevoix County Clerk’s Office as well as the Charlevoix County Treasurer’s Office will begin holding office hours at the Boyne Falls Charlevoix County Sheriff Substation between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning March 12.

EJ Little League Spring sign-up

Divisions of Play include: Rates for 2013: *T-Ball - ages 5 and 6 $25(You must be 5 on or before April 30,2013) *Minors -7 and 8 $35 *Intermediate /Majors - 9 to 12 $40 *Juniors - ages 13 and 14 $40 *Big League 14 - 18 $40 *Family Rate: $60 Saturday, March 16, 2013 EJ High School 10:00 - 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013 EJ High School 6-8 p.m. You MUST bring your child's original birth certificate and 3 proofs of residency with you to sign-up. Please use your driver's license, a utility bill, voter registration or your car registration. All proofs of residency must show your street address. All proofs must be dated between 2-1-2012 and 2-1-2013. These are the easiest for you to bring and for me to go over. In order for us to accomplish setting our schedules and ordering uniforms in a timely manner, we would ask that you please contact us if you are unable to make the scheduled sign-ups. If you still have uniforms from the previous year please turn them in when you attend the sign-up. For more information please contact Ruby Dipzinski, President East Jordan Little League (231) 536-3012.

Voice Box Session

Alanson singer/songwriter will be the featured performer at Real People Media’s (RPM) next Voice Box Session on Friday evening, March 15 beginning at 7 pm at the Charlevoix Circle of Arts, 109 Clinton Ave. This is a free public event. Following the featured guests’ performance RPM invites musicians, poets, public speakers & performance artists to grace the stage in this supportive space. There will be five open mic spots available; signup begins at 6:30 p.m.

Volunteer Connections

Move that Snow! Many of the Little Traverse Conservancy nature preserves have parking lots that they currently pay to have plowed in the winter. If you live near one of these preserves, have a plow truck, and love to volunteer, this is the job for you. You will work with our stewardship staff to determine location, method and frequency. Contact Cacia Lesh, Volunteer Coordinator, (231) 3441002

‘Who Dunnit’ musical mystery

Ragamuffin Theatre & Company presents "Who Dunnit" a hilarious Musical Mystery showcasing the talented students of the East Jordan Middle and High School. Show dates are Saturday & Sunday, March 16 & 17. Show times are 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM each show day. Adults $10 & Seniors/ Students $7. Performances held at the East Jordan Community Auditorium. For more information call 231-622-3522

Jordan Valley pancake party

Jordan Valley Outdoor Youth Programs Presents: "Pancake Party" Sunday, March 17th, 1pm at the Martha Wagbo Farm and Education Center in East Jordan. FREE, family-friendly. For more information contact the Wagbo Farm at 231-536-0333 or An annual "up north" tradition the whole family can enjoy. Bring the kiddos and feast on freshly made pancakes served with our syrup. Afterwards tour the Sugar Shack to learn about how we make it, and how you can do it at home.

Jordan Valley Library Friends

Gabe Schneider, Regional Representative for Senator Carl Levin, will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Progressive Women of Charlevoix County. The meeting will take place Tuesday March 26 at the Charlevoix Public Library in Community Room A. Members may arrive at noon and the speaker will begin at 12:30 p.m. Members are invited to brown bag their lunch. The program is open to anyone interested in progressive issues, male or female. R.S.V.P. by March 25 by emailing progwomenchxcty@yahoo. com or calling 231-582-0416. Schneider will speak about his role as Regional Representative and describe the office structure and what his office does and does not do. He will give an update on current

Congressional legislation and will answer questions of a policy/legislative nature. Schneider grew up in Bath, Michigan and attended Michigan State University’s James Madison College.  He graduated with a BA in International Relations and a specialization in Environmental Economics from James Madison College in 2003.  Following graduation, Schneider took a staff assistant position in Sen. Carl Levin’s regional office in Traverse City.  In 2009, Schneider took over the Regional Representative duties of the Traverse City office, representing Senator Levin in eighteen counties of Northern Lower Michigan. The Progressive Women of Charlevoix County meets from noon to 2 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday

Sunday, March 17 the Jordan Valley Library Friends will sponsor a Free Movie "Brave" at 1:30 PM in the Jordan Valley Library Community Room.

screening appointments for all children ages 3-18 in Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet and Otsego Counties. According to the Michigan Department of Community Health, about 10 percent of all children screened for vision problems require follow-up evaluation and care by an eye doctor. To schedule a vision screening, call the Health Department at (800) 432-4121. Also, visit to learn more about hearing and vision screening.


The East Jordan Lions Club is looking for nominations for the 2013 "Mother of the Year." Nominations should be submitted with a brief (200 words or less) summary of why you feel they are deserving of this honor to: East Jordan Lions Club P.O. Box 845 East Jordan, MI 49727 Nominations must be received no later than April 13, 2013. This year the Mother/Daughter Banquet will be held on Saturday, May 11 at 6 p.m. at the East Jordan High School. For more info: Bill Chase at (231) 499-9619.

Mother/Daughter weekend May 3-5

Registrations are now open for the Camp Daggett Mother and Daughter Weekend, Friday through Sunday, May 3-5. Mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, big sisters, aunts plus their daughters, sisters and granddaughters age 7-17 are invited to an activity-packed weekend at the 3rd annual Mother & Daughter Weekend at Camp Daggett, Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 5. Again, there will be activities including smores, singing and spooky stories around the campfire, high ropes activities, tie-dying a T-shirt and much more. Cost is $150 for mother/daughter, plus $50 for each additional daughter. For additional information, contact Kathy Bardins at 231-487-1188. To register, please contact Grace Ketchum at Camp Daggett, 3479742.

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‘Instant Wine Cellar’ fundraiser

The 3rd annual Instant Wine Cellar is scheduled for 7p.m. Friday, April 19, at the Perry Hotel in Petoskey. Entry to the event is either a bottle of wine, a six-pack of craft beer, or $15. With the purchase of raffle tickets, guests have a chance to win an "Instant Wine Cellar” from the donated beverages as well as many other fantastic prizes. Northern Michigan's own Boyne River Remedy will perform throughout the evening. Adding to the fun, there will be a silent auction, Stafford’s hors d'oeuvres, and cash bar. All proceeds from the Instant Wine Cellar event will support Char-Em United Way’s Volunteer Connections program. For more information or to RSVP for the party, contact United Way at 231-487-1006 or info@, visit www.charemunit-

of the month. Locations alternate between Charlevoix and Boyne City. There are no membership fees. For more information or to be added to the mailing list, email,

Mrs. Michigan Int’l applications

Applications are now being accepted for the title of Mrs. Michigan International 2013, and official preliminary to the Mrs. International Pageant which will be held at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts Theater in Chicago, Illinois. The dates are July 16th-July 20th, 2013. The woman selected as Mrs. Michigan International 2013 will become an ambassador from Michigan and will receive an official title, crown, and sash. Competitions will include: -Private one on one interview with each contestant selecting a platform, which she will speak about throughout her reign - 50% -Fitness Wear (in lieu of swimsuit competition) - 25% -Evening Gown, husbands escorting their wives on stage - 25% Married women between the ages of 21-56 living or working in Michigan that are interested should call Mary Richardson/National Executive Director at: (540) 989-5992 or email

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community ment Ready Communities program. The program will help municipalities establish a sound foundation for redevelopment to occur in their communities. "We are excited to take this valuable program statewide," said MEDC President and CEO Michael A. Finney. "Improving the redevelopment readiness of communities is another tool to attract investment and economic growth in Michigan." RRC is a certification program promoting effective redevelopment strategies through a set of best practices. The program measures and then certifies communities that integrate transparency, predictability and efficiency into their daily development practices.

Dine-out fundraisers help worthy projects March 21-22

Young poet

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On Friday Feb. 21 and Saturday Feb. 22, freshman Sean Lynch represented Boyne Falls High School in the State Poetry Out Loud Recitation Championship at the Hannah Community Center in East Lansing, Michigan. Sean Recited “Harlem” by Langston Hughes in the first round and “Black Boys Play the Classics” by Toi Derricotte in the second round of the competition. Sean competed against 38 other students from across the state, and he was one of only two freshmen to qualify for the state finals.

Boyne CIty Elementary School to Host SCHOLASTIC Book Fair Event March 12–20

What: Boyne City Elementary School will host a Scholastic Book Fair beginning Tuesday March 12th, through Wednesday, March 20th. Funds raised will help purchase books for the media center, classroom libraries, and children. Families, faculty, and the community are invited to attend this fun reading event that helps inspire children to become lifelong readers. When: The Book Fair will be open daily from 8:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. and also during Parent Teacher Conferences. Where: Boyne City Elementary School is located

at 930 Brockway Street. More: The Book Fair offers specially priced books and educational products, including popular series, award-winning titles, new releases, adult bestsellers, and other great reads from more than 100 publishers. Scholastic Book Fair will also be open during our P.T.O Family Dance Night on March 19, 2013 from 6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

MEDC picks Boyne City for redevelopment program

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation has announced that Boyne City is one of 8 cities chosen in the first round of communities to participate in the statewide launch of a Redevelop-

Two fundraisers will allow area residents to donate to worthy causes simply by dining out in Boyne City restaurants. The Leadership Charlevoix County program is promoting “An Evening Out to Benefit Whiting Park” from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 21 at the Boyne River Inn. Fifty percent of all sales that night will go towards providing universal access for disable people to use Whiting Park. The Leadership program’s community service project goal is to provide “Mobi Mats” to make it possible for people in wheelchairs to access the beach. Click here or call Marcia Campbell at 231-582-8070 for further information. > The next night, Friday, March 22, Cafe Sante is hosting a Boyne Country Community Center Benefit from 3 p.m. to closing time. It is also Petoskey Brewing Tap Take Over Night. The cafe will donate $1 from every featured entree and every Petoskey Brewing beer to help fund the Community Center. A silent auction will also benefit the project; auction items may be brought to the restaurant ahead of time. Also that Friday, Chris and Memarie will be playing live music from 8:30 to 11:30. You can meet the brewer for Ciceron Beer at 5 p.m. during “Flight and A Bite,” which features a Four Bite Paired Flight. For more information about this project, call Jim White at Ace Hardware, 231-582-653, or visit

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MI SOS helping with emergency election planning Legislative activity chris faulknor publisher

Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson recently announced her intent to take part in a national task force planning procedure for state elections during an emergency. Formed by the National Association of Secretaries of State after Superstorm Sandy, which hammered the east coast days before the November 6th presidential election, the Task Force on Emergency Preparedness for Elections will discuss existing laws and examine possible new procedure to allow state election officials to prepare for and respond to emergency situations. "The massive disruptions that Hurricane Sandy caused to elections throughout the East Coast show the critical need for emergency planning and preparation,"

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Johnson said. "I look forward to working with my counterparts in other states to determine how we can better conduct elections during and immediately after disasters." Topics that could be addressed are largely based upon problems faced in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, and include emer-

gency voting/absentee ballot procedures, state-local/municipal information-sharing and emergency communications, equipment shortages, emergency authority issues and continuity of elections. More information about the emergency preparedness task force can be found on the NASS website.

Bill would increase services for babies and moms chris faulknor publisher United States Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan) took a step towards bipartisan cooperation through her co-introduction of a bill meant to improve maternity care for women and newborns through higher standards for Medicaid. Dubbed the Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act and co-sponsored by Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), this legislation would compel Medicaid to cover a wider range of services for mothers and children. "Maternity care is critical to the health of women across the country and helps children get a healthy start in life," said Stabenow. "This bill leverages the innovation of doctors, nurses, midwives and other maternity care providers to improve care,

help save lives and reduce costs at the same time." Dr. James Breeden, speaking as the President of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, spoke in favor of this legislation.

Sen. Carl Levin’s final term

The Michigan Democratic Party released the following statement on U.S. Sen. Carl Levin’s announcement that he will not seek re-election in 2014: “Carl Levin is an icon of integrity and a model for distinguished and courageous public service. For 34 years, Senator Levin has fought for Michigan’s working families, and as Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee he has stood up for our brave men and women in uniform,” said Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lon Johnson.

“For decades he has sought truth and demanded accountability from special interests. Today Senator Levin demonstrated his selfless commitment to those principles, announcing that he will devote himself entirely to serving the people of Michigan until his term ends in January 2015. “There will be another day to discuss the 2014 election, but today I join with all Michiganders in expressing my gratitude to my friend and role model, Senator Carl Levin.”

"We welcome this legislation, which creates a federal partnership with physicians and other health care providers to fill gaps in current quality measurement programs," said Breeden. "It further empowers state and local initiatives to speed dissemination and adoption of maternity care best practices." This bill comes in response to research showing that nearly a quarter of all hospitalizations are related to childbearing women and newborns, and that statistics are showing more unnecessary c-sections and early inductions of labor. Currently, Medicaid finances 40% of all births nationwide, and covers after-birth care for 60 days following delivery. As things stand, states have the option to provide (or limit) what additional services are covered.

• Senate Bill 94, Prohibit Michigan National Guard executing federal “indefinite detention”: Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate To prohibit members of the Michigan National Guard or other state and local government employees from participating in the investigation, prosecution, or detention of any person under a recent federal law giving the current or a future President the power to order the indefinite detention of persons arrested on U.S. soil, without charge or trial (“Section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Year 2012”). Sen. Howard Walker Y • Senate Bill 123, Expand local convention facility authorities: Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate To allow the Grand Rapids and Kent County convention facility authorities to borrow and spend more to build or buy a second facility, including a “market,” or a sports facility (which could mean an arena or stadium). The bill would also eliminate the 12 year term limits on members of these entities’ boards. Sen. Howard Walker Y • Senate Bill 78, Restrict setting aside state land for “biological diversity”: Passed 26 to 11 in the Senate To prohibit the Department of Natural Resources from designating an area of state land specifically for the purpose of achieving “biological diversity;” no longer require the DNR to manage forests in a manner that promotes “restoration;” and remove from statute a legislative “finding” that most losses of biological diversity result from human activity. Sen. Howard Walker Y

• Senate Bill 48, “Grandfather” bear cub petting zoos; ban new ones: Passed 56 to 52 in the House To exempt current operations that permit the public to come into contact with bear cubs less than 36 weeks old and 90 pounds, but ban new ones. Reportedly the bill was introduced after Oswald’s Bear Ranch in Newberry was ordered to halt this activity. Rep. Greg MacMaster Y Noteworthy Committee Hearings and Action

• The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced to the full body a package of bills (Senate Bills 35 to 39) that would add criminal penalties and other sanctions (including wage garnishment) for failing to pay fines imposed by “administrative hearing bureaus” that some cities are allowed to create to enforce “blight violations.” • The House Commerce Committee heard testimony on a bill that would preempt local governments from adopting ordinances or policies that require private sector employers to provide paid or unpaid employee leave that is not required under state or federal law (House Bill 4249). • The House Education Committee held a hearing on House Bill 4369, which would to codify in statute the powers and structure of a state “education achievement authority” (already created by means of an administrative “interlocal agreement”), which is an office in the Department of Education tasked with managing, overseeing or contracting-out the operations of public schools deemed to have failed academically. SOURCE:,

Look What I Can Do!

What are the signs of healthy development in an infant or young child? Tools that evaluate both physical and emotional development in children from birth to age five are now readily accessible through the Ages & Stages Questionnaire. The event takes place on Wednesday, March 13 from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Taylor School, 1515 Cemetery Road in Petoskey. Free dinner is included. On-site child care is also provided free of charge. More info at (800) 432-4121 or e-mail

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Faith & memorial


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Church of the nativity Reverend Peggy Nattermann will be celebrant for the 10 a.m. Eucharist service at Episcopal Church of the Nativity, on March17. Coffee hour will be held in the church basement at the conclusion of the service. Lenten soup and study meets at 6 p.m. in the church basement. All are welcome to join our study of St. Paul's evangelistic ministries. The vestry has set Holy Week service times with the Maundy Thursday foot/hand washing beginning at 7 p.m on March 28. Good Friday Service will begin at 12 noon on March 29. Nativity is located at 209 Main Street, Boyne City. Please call 582-5045 for more information. Ej Community Church On Wednesday, March 13, there will be a Men’s Prayer Group at Darlene’s Restaurant starting at 7 AM. At noon, the Community-Wide Lenten Service will begin. At 6:30 PM, there will be a Ladies Bible Study at the church. On Saturday, March 16, there will be a New Member Class starting at 9 AM. For questions concerning the East Jordan Campus, please call 536-2299 or the Walloon Campus at 535-2288. United Methodist The Boyne Falls United Methodist Church and Pastor Wayne McKenney welcomes you every Sunday morning for worship at 9:15 am. The church is located at 3057 Mill St. Children’s programming is held during the service for pre-school through 5th grade. Pastor Wayne McKenney. Office hours are Tues.-Thurs. from 8 am to 3 pm. Phone 231-582-9776. Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors. Presbyterian The congregation of First Presbyterian Church at 401 S. Park St., Boyne City invites you to share worship with them at 11:00 each Sunday. Rev. Toby Jones will lead worship on March 10. First Sundays include communion. For more information call (231) 582-7983. Walloon Lake Church On Wednesday, March 13, the Wednesday night meal and classes will begin at 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM. On Thursday, March 14, the Cozy Quilters will meet at 9 AM. Celebrate Recovery will start at 7 PM. The church office hours are 9 AM to 5 PM Monday through Wednesday, and Friday. On Thursday, it is open from 9 to noon. If you have any questions, please call 535-2288 or visit the church website at Jewel Heart Buddhist Center For more information, email Genesis Church Boyne Genesis Church meets in the Boyne Elementary school cafeteria every Sunday from 11a.m.-noon. They have a quality staffed nursery along with Kids Clubhouse ministry for ages 4-4th grade. There is coffee and breakfast treats followed by modern song worship and a practical “talk” that relates the Bible to our everyday life. The core values of Genesis Church are Jesus and his Word, sincere relationships, and serving others. You can check out Genesis Church at B.C. United Methodist The Boyne City United Methodist Church and Pastor Wayne McKenney welcomes you every Sunday morning for worship at 11 am. The church is located at 324 S. Park Street. Children’s programming is held during the service for ages 4 through 5th grade. Office hours are Tues.-Thurs. from 8 am to 3 pm. Phone 231-582-9776. Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors. First Baptist of Boyne City 875 State St. (231) 582-9561. Sunday Services - Sunday School (for all ages) 10 a.m.; Morning Worship 11 a.m.; Junior Church Hour for children 3 years of age up to the 5th grade ~11:00 a.m.; Evening Worship ~6:00 p.m.; Mid-Week Services; Wednesday Nights - Discovery Club~ 6:30 p.m., Teens Meeting~ 7:00 p.m., Adult Prayer & Bible Study~ 7 p.m., Nursery Provided for all Services

My name is Chris and I enjoy cheeseburgers. You wouldn’t know it by looking at me, but there’s a certain combination of all beef patties, special sauce, pickles, onions, and a sesame seed bun that makes my day, and I know full-well how healthy it is (or isn’t). I also enjoy donuts, coffee, and a host of other things that aren’t too great for me. Despite these truths, however, God tells us (and me) that we need to make an effort to take care of ourselves. Paul wrote to the Corinthians, “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” We should be glorifying what God has created by taking care of the bodies he gave us. Paul gets a little more specific in his letter, “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” We need to do everything we can to cherish the gift that God has given us. That means I need to put down the donuts and order a salad once in a while. But it doesn’t stop at our diet, folks. We need to keep our minds in shape as well. Paul wrote to the Romans, “Do not

be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Keeping our minds focused on God and his plan for us is essential. So what can we do? First off, communication with God will make a world of difference. The beginning of this is prayer--a chance for you to talk to God and listen to him as well. Time spent reading God’s word is where he has a chance to speak to us and let us know what he wants for our lives. The next move is watching what we do and how we act. “What would Jesus do” becomes a common questions as we watch our actions and listen to the things coming out of our mouths. Jesus said, “It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.” When we allow bad thoughts to overcome us, it changes who we are. If we do follow these things and keep our bodies and minds clean, God will bless us. Psalm 119 says, “Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways.” Stand with God and walk in his ways and he will bless your life.

For Gary

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Every table was full of people and there was barely standing room during the benefit for Boyne area local Gary Cole last weekend. Live music was provided (above) and (below) Ryan Cole, Haley Larsen, Chelsie Cole and Dustin Cole are pictured.

BC Food pantries

• Boyne City Community Pantry (1st Mon 10am12pm and 3rd Mon 5-7pm) 401 State Street, Boyne City (231-582-2551) • Boyne Valley Pantry (Thu 2-5pm)

3031 Main Street, Boyne Falls (231-549-2230) • Seventh Day Adventist (Mon 6-8pm, Wed 10am12pm) 326 Park Street, Boyne City (231-582-0151)

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Undoubtedly, the best movie on marriage restoration ever. Empowered Ministries presents the DVD “Fireproof.” No cost or obligation to reserve this movie–Call: (989) 8586741

Forks over Knives

Is it really true that most, if not all, degenerative diseases that affect us can be controlled or even reversed by eliminating animal-based and processed foods? Empowered Ministry presents “Forks over Knives.” This DVD is available to borrow at no cost or obligation.

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3. There is no question today regarding who Jesus Christ is; the Savior of the world. But, who is the Anti-Christ that Jesus warned about in Revelation 13:18, the man with the number 666? Empowered Ministries presents; “Who is Mr. 666?” To reserve this DVD at no cost Call: (989) 858-6741 If you have a program or event you would like to see listed in the Faith & Memorial section of the Boyne City Gazette, send it to

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The Boyne Valley Catholic Community is offering many opportunities to enrich your prayer life and spirituality during this Lenten season. Activities beginning the week of March 17th include: Children’s Faith Formation/Junior High Youth: Sunday March 17th at 7:00 pm at St. Matthew’s. Senior High Youth 7:00 pm at St. Matthew’s. Stations of the Cross: Monday March 18th at 7:00 pm at St. Augustine’s. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered during Stations of the Cross. Lenten Talk and Soup Supper: Tuesday March 19h at 5:30 at St. Matthew’s. The focus of the talks this year are the Seven Last Words of Christ. Communal Penance Service: Wednesday March 20th at 7:00 pm Gaylord and Char-

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levoix Communal Penance Service: Thursday March 21st at 7:00 pm East Jordan Stations of the Cross: Friday March 22nd at 7:00 pm at St. Matthew’s. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered during Stations of the Cross. Communion Service on Friday March 22nd at 11:00 am at Grandvue nursing home and at 2:00 pm at Brooke Assisted Living. Daily Mass at 8am on Monday (3/18) at St. Augustine’s, Tuesday (3/19) at St. Matthew’s, Thursday (3/21) at St. Augustine’s and Friday (3/22) at St. Matthew’s. Upon this Rock: The Lenten cantata will be held on Palm Sunday (March 24th) after the 11:00 am. Mass. The title of the cantata is Upon This Rock. We will begin with a potluck after Mass, followed by the cantata.


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It is time for Gen-Xers to put their IRAs to work Edward Jones MAKING SENSE OF INVESTING

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101 S. Lake St. P.O. Box 423 Boyne City, MI 49712 Bus. (231) 582-3416 Fax (877) 408-3474 If you’re a “Gen-Xer,” born between 1965 and 1980, you’ve still got many years to go until you retire. At this stage of your life, what can you do to help build resources for the retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned? Besides having time on your side, you’ve got another key advantage in saving for retirement — specifically, you probably haven’t

reached your peak earning years. This helps you in at least two ways. First, of course, it means you should be able to increase your retirement savings in the future. And second, it might mean you’re still eligible to contribute to one of the most effective retirement accounts available — the Roth IRA. When you invest in a Roth IRA, your earnings are distributed tax free, provided you’ve had your account at least five years and you don’t start taking withdrawals until you’re at least 59½. For the 2013 tax year, you can put in up to $5,500 to a Roth IRA; when you reach 50, you’ll also be able to make “catch-up” contributions. (Currently, the catch-up limit is $1,000.) However, the ability to make Roth IRA contributions is limited by income. For 2013, you can make the full contribution to a Roth IRA if you are single and your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) is less than $112,000. Above this amount, your contribution limit will be gradually reduced, and if your MAGI reaches $127,000, you won’t be able to

Dave S ays What’s the difference? Dear Dave, My wife and I make $140,000 a year, and we’re working on our debt snowball. We’re almost out of debt, but we still dave ramsey have two ‘dave says’ small car payments and some credit card debt. She wants to get rid of the credit card debt but doesn’t mind us having car payments. Can you help me understand this? Kelly Dear Kelly, I’m not sure I understand her thinking either. The car payments and the credit card debt are the same thing. They’re both debt payments, and you’re being charged interest on both of them. The only difference is that one is attached to a car and one’s not. It makes about as much sense as saying you like Visa better than MasterCard. Even if she has some strange hang-up about car depreciation, that argument doesn’t hold water either. Cars go down in value whether you borrowed money to buy them or not. A $20,000 vehicle will be worth $10,000 in just a few years no matter what you do. A car payment won’t keep

it from depreciating or slow the rate of depreciation. Sometimes people get burned out or tired of paying the price to become debt-free. It can happen when you’ve been working on something for a while, and it seems like you’re never going to get there. Sit down and have a gentle, loving talk with your wife. Find out why she feels that way about the car payments and where the root of the problem really lies. She may just need some support and encouragement from the man in her life. Remind her how far you’ve come together on this journey, how close you are to winning, and how much you love her. You’re too close to making your financial dreams come true to stop now! —Dave

contribute at all. If you’re married filing jointly, the lower limit is $178,000 and the cutoff amount is $188,000. Of course, if you have to consider these income limits, you’re making a reasonably good living, and you may well be on a career path that will take you to even greater earnings — which is why you should think about putting in as much as possible to a Roth IRA while you’re eligible.

If your earnings are already over the limit for the Roth IRA, you can still contribute to a traditional IRA. Your contributions can grow tax deferred, which means your money can accumulate faster than it would on an account on which you paid taxes every single year. Taxes are due upon withdrawal, and withdrawals prior to age 59½ may be subject to a 10% IRS penalty. But what if your income level is such that you could contribute to either a Roth IRA or a traditional IRA? Which one should you choose? There’s no “right” answer for everyone. On the one hand, the Roth’s taxfree distributions may be more attractive to you than the tax-deferred growth potential of a traditional IRA if you expect your tax rate to be higher in the future. However, depending on your income level and whether you have access to a 401(k) or other retirement plan at work, your tradition-

But my advice is to cash out the bonds, find a financial advisor with the heart of a teacher, and invest the money in growth stock mutual funds with a good five- to 10-year track record. After that, get set up for auto-draft on your checking account and put at least $50 a month into your new mutual fund. That’s a much better plan! —Dave Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice

on money and business. He’s authored four New York Times best-selling books: Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover and EntreLeadership. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 6 million listeners each week on more than 500 radio stations. Follow Dave on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the web at

al IRA contributions may be fully or partially tax-deductible. But these types of calculations are not easy, so before making the traditional-or-Roth choice, you’ll need to consult with your tax advisor. In any case, now is the time to capitalize on your Gen-X status and use the years ahead to invest consistently in an IRA and other taxadvantaged retirement accounts. As an investor, time is your greatest ally — so take advantage of it.

There’s a better option Dear Dave, I’m 23 years old, and I was in the military for five years. While serving I received what is now $2,700 in Series EE bonds. Should I keep them? Tammy Dear Tammy, If it were me, I’d cash them in and do my own investing with the money. Series EE bonds have a very low rate of return. They don’t pay much, and they’re not good long-term investments. They’re almost like keeping your money in a certificate of deposit over the long haul. Investing is never a bad idea, and I know that may seem like a lot of money to you at the moment.


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Multiple opportunities for this solid Block building. Set overlooking beautiful Boyne Mountain, and located in the quaint village of Boyne Falls. This former Ski and Bike shop offers the new owner a great setting, with currently 4 rooms with baths to rent or turn into Private living quarters. The possibilities are only bound by your imagination and zoning in effect. Property also includes a 30 x 40 pole builidng with attached 15 x 20 garage. Located at 5588 Center Street in Boyne Falls. Priced at $59,900.

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A Step Back in Time Beautiful 4 bed home with great location. Fantastic, pristine interior, with wood floors throughout beneath the white carpet. The ornate stairwell takes you back to another era. Awesome windows and the possibilities are endless for your future home! Must See this living room. Good value. $62,500 in East Jordan.

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Nice starter home for a family with plenty of room to grow. This home features a family room in addition to a separate living room. This home was used as a Day Care for several years, nice fenced in back yard, quiet street but close to schools and downtown. Lot of house for the price. Call Lynda’s today for your personal tour. 445 Hemlock St. in Boyne City. $74,900

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Cost is $30 per person which includes lunch and a copy of Pink’s latest best-seller, To Sell is Human. Reservations are required. Call 231-348-6600 at the college to reserve a seat and book.

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march 25 - April 29 NCMC ORGANIC FARMING SERIES North Central Michigan College will offer workshops for farmers and gardeners from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. All will be held on the Petoskey campus in Room 536 in the Student and Community Resource Center. March 25: Organic Certification - Creating the Organic Systems Plan April 29: Making and Using Compost Each class is $25, or $200 for the entire series. For more information or to register for these workshops see cce/ or call 231-348-6705.

Newly adorned Eagle Scout Josh Lange (center) stands with his mother and father Rachel and Mike Lange of Boyne City. Josh, seen receiving honors from fellow scouts below, was officially made an Eagle Scout during a ceremony on Sunday March 10.

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Every Saturday BC farmers market BOYNE CITY FARMERS MARKET continues its winter season from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday at the red barn next to the Boyne District Library on Park Street. Vendors offer fresh produce, meat, baked goods, ready-to-serve meals and more. Enjoy a cup of coffee and munch a fresh bagel, doughnut or scone while you shop and visit with friends. The market accepts Boyne Bucks and Bridge Cards. March 14 Business after hours Business After Hours at Pat O’Brien Real Estate, 128 E. Water St., 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 15-17 Boyne Carnival The festivities take place March 15-17. New this year is a Carnival Kick-off Party from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. in the Snowflake Lounge on Friday night. In addition to the infamous On-Hill Party on Saturday and King and Queen of the Mountain Adult Costume Contest, there is also a new Village Party taking place from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Another new addition to the Saturday lineup is a Rockin’ Pool Party in the Clock Tower Lodge pool. Saturday night features an Epic 80s Snow Ball from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. to ages 21+ and admission is free. Sunday’s highlight is the Slush Cup on Lower McLouth at 11 a.m.

april 12 - may 3 NCMC luncheon lectures North Central Michigan College’s luncheon lecture series for the winter semester A wide variety of topics will be featured: the history of lighthouses on the Great Lakes, GIS and GPS, the flute, memories of an Air Force flight nurse, Interlochen and teaching math. All programs in the winter series will be held at noon on Fridays in the college’s Library conference room. • On April 12, Linda B. Henry, Lt Col (Ret.), a flight nurse with the Oklahoma Air National Guard, will highlight her career in the military and discuss her experiences while caring for patients being transported on a C-130 aircraft. • Jeffrey Kimpton, president of the InMarch 17 terlochen Center for the Arts, will speak on Celtic musical sessions April 19. You are invited to join hostess Gaeyle Ger- • May 3, learn more about teaching rie and our regions finest and most devoted math. Celtic musicians March 17 All Luncheon Lecture programs are held on Freshwater Art Gallery Winter/Spring Spe- Fridays at noon in the Library conference cial Concert Series; visit www.FreshWater- room. Reservations are preferred. Call (231) or call (231) 582-2588 for more 348-6600 or e-mail cmacinnis@ncmich. information edu to reserve your place at the table. Cost is $9, and lunch is included. March 18 MONDAY STUDY CLUB April 25 Following a winter break, the Monday boyne chamber expo Study Club of Boyne City resumes its spring 5th Annual Chamber Business Expo and schedule on Monday, March 18, with a tour Taste of Boyne, with 95 booths and 1,300 of Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen, located at people in attendance at the former Carter’s 1050 Bay View Road, Petoskey. Store, 3 to 7 p.m. Details & registration: Guests are welcome. Those planning to participate should meet at the Boyne District Library parking lot by May 1 12:15 p.m. in order to car pool for the trip BC Farmers market to Petoskey. Farmers Market moves outdoors to VeterThe tour is scheduled for 1 p.m. ans Park, Wednesday & Saturday, May thru Any questions about the club or tour plans October, 8 a.m. to noon may be directed to Suzie Dickow, current President, at 231-582-0157 May 4 Buff up boyne march 20 Buff Up Boyne spring cleanup sponsored by ncmc author event Boyne City Main Street, Sunset Park, 9 a.m. NCMC is proud to present New York Times to noon. best-selling author, Daniel Pink, at a special Luncheon Lecture presentation on ONGOING EVENTS Wednesday, March 20 at 11:30 a.m. in the SENIOR CENTER LUNCHES Student Center cafeteria. Boyne Area Senior Center has finished a

highly successful summer program of evening meals instead of lunches on Wednesdays - but next week it’s back to lunches at noon Monday through Friday. Suggested donation for lunch is $3 for those 60 and older and $6 for those under 60. For more information call coordinator Terri Powers at (231) 582-6682 Foreign language lessons Boyne District Library offers Mango Languages, an online learning system. Go to for more information on this free offering. Lunch for Seniors LET’S DO LUNCH - Boyne Area Senior Center, 411 E. Division St., is open to the public for daily lunches. For seniors age 60+, the donation is $3, for ages 60 and under. $6. For daily information call 582 6682. FREE COMPUTER CLASSES Free Computer Classes will continue thru all Fridays in December and January at 10:am at the Boyne District Library. Classes are tailored to your skill level, Beginner to advanced. Help is available for I Pads and the new Windows 8. For information call the Library at 5827861. Red Cross Needs Donors For information on how you can make a difference this season, visit redcrossblood. org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-7332767). Free mammograms Northern Michigan Regional Hospital Foundation and the Health Department of Northwest Michigan are partnering to offer free mammograms, not just in October, but year-round. If you are or know a female, age 40 – 64, who is under-insured or without health insurance, call (866) 487-3100 to schedule an appointment. AMERICAN LEGION Bingo Tuesday Bingo Game - Boyne City American Legion 302 South Lake St. 582-7811 Come join your friends and neighbors for an inexpensive, and maybe profitable, evening of fun, entertainment and relaxation. Play 28 games with 40 Bingos. All you need is a dobber, glue, and a plastic mat as you play all paper plus Michigan progressive jackpot. The start time 5:30 p.m.; Done around 9:15 p.m. Want to lose weight? Come join us for support. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at the Church of the Nazarene 225 West Morgan St. Boyne City, on Monday morning at 10 a.m. For more information call Evelyn at 231-5829594. Loss Support Group Grief and Loss Support Group 3rd Thursday of every month 1-2:30 p.m. Friendship Cen-

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Charlevoix County college sports digest


• Bill Ivan (Charlevoix 2010) was an Academic All-Big Ten Selection as a lineman for Indiana. In the fall, the 6’4, 303 pound tackle participated in a win against Massachusetts.


• Wyatt Drost (Charlevoix 2011) was 15th the Great Lake Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships for Saginaw Valley State in the fall. The sophomore will resume competition at the Spring Invitational on March 31 in Columbus, Ind.


• Andrew Plude (Charlevoix 2012) placed 10th in the 800 (2:02.97) and sixth with the 4x400 (3:34.07) as an unattached athlete at the Saginaw Valley Holiday Classic on Dec. 7. The freshman is a member of the Cardinals.


• Eric Buday (Charlevoix 2011) will contribute to the middle distance events for Michigan State, who will begin their season on March 29 at the Raleigh Relays at NC State in Hillsborough St Raleigh, N.C. As a freshman, he redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons. He holds a career personal best in the 800 at 1:54.4, which he achieved as an unat-


• Molly Jeakle (Charlevoix 2011) competed unattached to finish 18th in the mile (5:23.7) at the GVSU Mike Lints Open on Jan. 18 in Allendale. She was a member cross country program for Michigan State in the fall.


• Hannah Hybl (Charlevoix 2011) is a member of Alma (8-4), who will take on Bluffton (3-3) at home on Saturday. The sophomore is a utility player that contributes as a pitcher and infielder.

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An exclusive sit-down with James Harrison On somewhat of a private setting, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has shied away from cameras, but did agree to chat with several reporters on the subject of being kevin lange released by the ‘Game on!’ team. Presented is the simulation of what, perhaps, very well could’ve been discussed (as we hoped it was on camera), along with responses that sail along the lines of what was actually said (see: discussion on potential teams he may play on). Other than that, don’t take the dialogue from this fictional conversation too seriously. Interviewer (INT): Alright, Mr. Harrison. Before we start—hey, put the matches away.You don’t have to light your old jersey on fi—too late. James Harrison (JH): I just figured we could add a mini bonfire to the interview, help ease the tension in here a little, you know? I even brought the old copy of my contract with Pittsburgh in case we need to help feed the flame. INT: I think we’ll be set, Mr. Harrison. Let’s stay on track here for a few minutes. JH: Just tryin’to help, man. INT: You’re a 2-time Super Bowl champ with these guys. You were the 2008 NFL AP Defensive Player of the Year. You have had 64 sacks in your nine-year career with Pittsburgh. Whether the games are home or away, you’ve contrived thousands of enthusiastic fans to flail those Terrible Towels around like rag dolls for 130 games,

as you’ve dog-piled your way to a combined 617 tackles. Your teammates love you. The money’s good; your contract has said to throw a heavy dose of $6.57 million at you next season, which would make you the sixth highest paid linebacker in the league. Now my question to you: At this point, why are the Pittsburgh Steelers closing ties with James Harrison? JH:You know, as much as I hate to say this, it’s got to be the money issue. Ben Franklin may have brought a nation together, but his green face sure ain’t bringing the Steelers’ front office and I together. If the money makes ’em scowl, they’re throwing in the towel. As ugly as it sounds, that’s all there is to it in this business. INT: Of course, you have to take into consideration the fact that your fellow linebacker, LaMarr Woodley, is the third most expensive LB in the league. Financially, that’s a rough go for a team that already has serious salary cap issues as it is. JH: (sigh) True. INT: Any other clues as to why you’re being released? JH:We just couldn’t come to an agreement, man. Other than that, I don’t really know. INT: Aside from the strict standards that have caused conflict from a financial standpoint, what do you have to say about the league-wide controversy you have stirred after countless‘helmetto-helmet’fines? JH: Hey, it’s a contact sport. INT: Any remorse? JH: People are going to say what they have to say about my reputation as somewhat of a‘dirty’ player or whatever, but as far as that goes, I can’t say I didn’t give it my all between every whistle. At least I’m no Ndamukong Suh; I could bet that hits, dirty or not, don’t faze him, regardless if they’re before or after the whistle.

(Laughs) INT: Tell me about Twitter. JH: It’s a crazy thing now. With a few clicks from my thumbs, I can now make my official announcement that I’m no longer a member of the Steelers. I didn’t want to go public with anything until I sent, “It’s been a great run, but all good things must come to an end. Thank you Steelers Nation; I will miss you all!” From there, I just let the blue bird tweet my news for me, and my work was done. INT: No grudges with anybody from Steel City? JH: Nah, no hard feelings. The Steelers organization has done me great justice this past decade, and I can’t be more proud with what my team and I have been able to accomplish through it all. INT: Even last year?The playoffs turned their back on you; that has to be a rude awakening for a guy that’s known nothing short of success! JH: Yeah, last year is last year. Although, the upside to being released, as opposed to being fed to the wolves in the trade market, is that I can explore and weigh my options. INT: Define options. JH: Preferably somewhere warm, so don’t get excited, Packers. INT: Are there any quarterbacks in particular that you’d want your team to be led by? JH: Listen, I wanna win more than Charlie Sheen does. That could mean joining forces with Peyton Manning and adding to a preexisting dominance on the defensive side in Denver. Who knows, it could mean Tom Brady. INT: I thought you said somewhere warm? JH: I said“preferably,”not“definitely.” INT: Any last words? What’s next for James Harrison? JH: Well, right now, admiring this bonfire. INT: Okay, now where’s the fire extinguisher?!?

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• Kolbi Shumaker (Boyne City 2011) provided one strikeout as a relief pitcher for Alma (4-5) in an 11-2 loss against Loras College (2-0) on March 1 in Winter Haven, Fla. For the season, the sophomore utility play has seen action in two games. He also plays catcher.

The Boyne Falls Lumberjacks boys’ varsity basketball team beat Bellaire with a score of 42 to 28 on Wednesday March 6.



tached athlete at the Don Kleinow Memorial Invitational at Siena Heights on April 14 in Adrian. In high school, Buday was All-Michigan in the 800 from 2008-10. • Tevin Larmond (Boyne City 2012) is a sprinter at Spring Arbor, who will begin their season at the Early Bird Relays on Saturday in Cincinnati. • Luke Hawley (East Jordan 2012) achieved a personal record in the 600 (1:26.52) for Aquinas at the Central Michigan Chippewa Open on Jan. 13 in Mount Pleasant. CMU won the invitational with a score at 203 ½, while the Saints placed runner-up with 101 points. • Tyler Nachazel (East Jordan 2012) competes in distance for Adrian, who will start their season at the Indiana Wesleyan Invitational on March 23 in Marion, Ind. In the fall, the freshman posted a PR at 28:21 in the 8K for the Bulldogs cross country program. • William Roloff (Charlevoix 2009) is a middle distance runner for Calvin, who will begin their season on Friday at the Jack Toms Invitational at Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Va. The senior holds PRs in the 800 and 1500 at 2:04.81 and 4:17.97, respectively.


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Irish Story Time & Crafts 11 a.m. • Saturday March 16 Boyne District Library Community Room Children and leprechauns of all ages are welcome.

Tastes of Spring • Saturday March 16 It’s time to “Think Green” with the Boyne City Farmers Market Sunday, March 10 Celtic music session

Gaeyle Gerrie and local musicians Freshwater Art Gallery, 1-3 pm

Irish story time and crafts

Boyne District Library community room 11am Children and leprechauns of all ages welcome!

Irish tea with scones and biscotti

Wednesday, March 13

Local Flavor Bookstore 1-3 pm

Irish native Patrick Maguire The Thirsty Goat restaurant, 7 pm

Irish folksinger Sean Ryan 7:30-11:30 pm House-made corned beef Irish dinner, Irish beer pints, Irish whiskey and Potcheen shots Café Santé

Irish history discussion

Thursday, March 14

St. Patrick’s Day weekend celebration

Business After Hours

Willy Porter Concert

Host Pat O'Brien Estate 5:30-7:30 pm

Freshwater Art Gallery 8 pm

Irish music community singalong

Sunday, March 17

The Hooligans, Ron Fowler Irish story and drum, Scotsman Mark Olson vocalist and jokes Boyne District Library community room 7-8:30 pm

Saturday, March 16

Boyne City Farmers Market Surprises of GREEN Tastes!

Learn about soil prep for your garden Tips on starting plants inside Complimentary seed packets Guided horse & wagon rides around historic Irish Boyne City Special children’s food-art activity 10 am Red Barn next to the library 9 am-1 pm

In the Red Barn next to the Boyne District Library 9 a.m -1 p.m

Irish music session with John Richey The Wine Emporium 12:30-2:30 p.m

St. Patrick’s Day weekend celebration Irish folksinger Sean Ryan 3-6 pm Gasta Irish music duo 7-10 pm House-made corned beef Irish dinner, Irish beer pints, Irish whiskey and Potcheen shots Café Santé

Sunday March 17th Irish Music Session with John Richey 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at The Wine Emporium 127 Water St. Musicians and Irish music lovers are invited to sit in.

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From pg.1 The Irish Heritage Festival continues with the following events: • Wednesday March 13 - the next scheduled event is an Irish History discussion at The Thirsty Goat with Irish native Patrick Maguire at 7 p.m. • Thursday March 14 - Thursday’s events include the Business After Hours Boyne Chamber of Commerce event which will be hosted by Pat O’Brien Real Estate, 128 Water St. from 5:30 p.m. To 7:30 p.m. “For us it will be a combination of several events, the grand reopening, Business After Hours and St. Patrick’s Day party. We want everyone to come over and have fun,” said O’Brien. “The office is larger now, we’ve added 1,000-square-feet as well as a couple of new agents.” Admission is complimentary, along with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Following the Business After Hours event is the Irish Music Community Sing Along, taking place at the Boyne District Library Community room from 7 p.m. To 8:30 p.m. with The Hooligans. “This is my attempt to bring the Boyne Community Irish together to sing,” said John Ritchie. “They want to sing In Dublin’s Fair City, or McNamara’s Band, Red as the Rose talks about the river Boyne.” He added, “Irish music is a range of emotions that come out; some of it is very fun and happy and joyous, and others are very sad and they go together hand-inhand.” As well as The Hooligans playing, Ron Fowler has been invited to share an Irish story and play the Irish drum, along with Mark

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Gaeyle Gerrie-Boss plays a classic Irish folk tune on Sunday March 10 during the kick-off of Boyne City Irish Heritage Week. Olson, a Scotsman vocalist, who will be telling a joke or two. • Saturday March 16 - Saturday’s events include the Winter Farmer’s Market in the Red Barn next to the Boyne District Library from 9 a.m. To 1 p.m.; the theme this week is It’s time to “Think Green.” Local Flavor Bookstore, 125 Water St., will be hosting an Irish tea with scones from 1 p.m. To 3 p.m. Sean Ryan will be singing at Café Sante, 1 Water St., from 7:30 p.m. To 11:30 p.m. to help celebrate the Irish Heritage Festival. There will also be a house-made Irish dinner after 6 p.m. as well as Irish beverages to go along with the music. The Freshwater Art Gallery, 217 S. Lake St., will be hosting Willy

Porter at 8 p.m. for a concert. • Sunday March 17 - The Irish Heritage Festival concludes on Sunday March 17 with an Irish Music Session at The Wine Emporium, 127 Water St., from 12:30 p.m. To 2:30 p.m. featuring John Richey. Musicians and Irish music lovers are welcome to come and enjoy the beautiful melodies. The St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Celebration continues at Café Sante, 1 Water St., as Sean Ryan once again sings from 3 p.m. To 6 p.m. Gasta, an Irish music duo takes the stage from 7 p.m. To 10 p.m. to end the musical festivities for the holiday. There will also be a house-made corned beef Irish dinner served all day, along with beer pints, Irish whiskey or Potcheen shots.

It's been called the world's best St. Patrick's Day party and it's only a brief flight from Charlevoix. The Shamrock Pub will once again host its annual games and entertainment, Donnegal Danny's Pub will also be hosting Celtic music and Stoney Acres restaurant will be featuring traditional Irish dishes in honor of Ireland's patron saint. “The games take place downtown and it's just a lot of fun,” said Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Steve West. “My favorite is the fish toss, but we also have a tugof-war between the Hayseeders and the Fishmongers—this is reflective of the time when there were only two ways to make a living on the island. Then there's a shopping cart race with a specialized Beaver Island shopping cart, and it is a hoot.” West said those looking to book

a hotel room for the night or weekend can all him for availability as they tend to fill quickly this time of year. “Even if accommodations are unavailable, you can still fly on and fly off the island the same day as we are served by two air services,” West said. West said the islanders are always happy to see fresh faces at this time of the year. “St. Patrick's Day is really the kick-off to the tourism season and by then we've been with ourselves all winter and we're getting tired of looking at each other,” West joked. “We welcome visitors here and they will find themselves treated to a really fun, good time.” There will also be a limerick contest, a trivia contest to determine kings and queens, a minnow race and an outhouse race in addition to live entertainment. For more information on travel, accomodations or events and directions, go to

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