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Is it moral? PG. 2

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Small biz saturday PG.16 why dumars, why? PG. 15 news from around cvx pg 8

Look famiLiar? pg 13

No. 125 3, IssueCounty 21 • Seek Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 the Truth, Citizens Serving topics of interest to allVolume of Charlevoix • No. 168 - Vol. 4 - Issue Serve 12 • ‘Seekthe the Truth, Serve the•Citizens’ • Wednesday Nov. 14, 2012

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sEREniTy The fine print Essentials Locals compile future goals list

photo by cinda shumaker Saluting those who served Elks snub Zack Woiteshek and TravisRamblers Stark (left) recently returned from deployment photo by chris faulknor

overseas. here, they participated in defies the Boyne CityasVeteran’ cerBoyne CityShown Rambler Keegan Lablance, #33, gravity he goess Day up for a PAGE61-54. 9 emony in Veteran’ s Memorial Park onJan. Sunday 12. MORE shot against Elk Rapids last Tuesday 10. ElkNov. Rapids beatPHOTOS BoyneONCity

and community leadersGohs gathered on Benjamin ThursdayNews Jan. 12, to discuss the Editor overall goals they would like to County commissioners originally see achieved over the next couple tabled DNR’sCity. non-motorized of yearsthe in Boyne trail fund agreement their Boyne City Managerwhile Michael civil opened counselthe perused the adocuCain event with runment—and results are in. down of thethe previous goal-setting According to aboard civil counsel session from couple years ago Bryan Graham, the conand what type,byifsigning any, progress tractbeen the county would promishas made on thosebegoals. “I around with what I see inglook to numerous stipulations inas balanced growth – it hasn’t all cluding maintenance, insurance happened in also one put sector,” and it would an endhetosaid the of the highest was discussion of priority, whetherwhich property job creation “Overowners will and haveretention. a say in the pro-

posed trail route. “By signing this agreement the county is making a commitment to actiongoing required comall,take withallwhat’s on to with the plete the project, mustfairly be economy, I thinkwhich we did done no later than Aug. 1,2014,” well with that.” Graham stated in his of Oct. 25busiletCain said a number new ter to have commissioners. the nesses stayed, with“Ifseveral agreement is signed, there will no more businesses planning to open longer be any benefit to hearing in the near future. comments fromHotel the public The Dilworth was athat top the priproject should not go ority and Cain said a lotforward.” of progHe “In made, other words, thisis ressadded, has been but there agreement is the final decision conmuch work yet to be done. cerning whether trailproperty, project The Boyne BeachtheClub should be completed.” Cain said, has seen minor progThis latestsodevelopment in saga acof ress and too has broadband the non-motorized trail planned to cess. stretch fromplan Boyne to renewed U.S. 31 The DDA hasCity been just of Charlevoix has some and north extended which, Cain said, property owners helped set the along tone the for tentative positive

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Grant check Boyne Rocket man comes home fixture gone after 90 years busichecks out Longtime ness owner, public Benjamin gohs associate editor

Concern caused by confusion over $1,700 grant fee

Small Business Saturday 11/24 Benjamin gohs associate editor

Charlevoix County Commissioners dubious over a $1,700 check for grant-writBenjamin Gohs ing services News Editor identified durIt may be hard to resist theJan. na-11, ing the tional chains when regular they goboard to meeting seemingly insane lengths withcan amazing deals on rest hoteasy. holiSeveral day items to entice you outofonthe commissionBlack Friday—but, and CHERiE BRoWE smaller were are taken independently ownedersshops aback when hoping their superior customer theyof discovservice and wide array oneered Charlevoix County Clerk Cherie of-a-kind gifts will make you Browe had been paid $1,700 for her consider doing some of your work on securing a nearly $48,000 remonumentation grant in late 2011, business cont. pg 16 but according to Charlevoix County Surveyor Lawrence Feindt, it was he who allocated the funding to Browe as is allowed under Michigan State law. “There is no question I did that,” he said in a telephone interview on Friday Jan. 13. “She didn’t even know 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 before, 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.”

We keep it local.

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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 James passed to away he wasD. 11Stackus, years old,90, is excited see peacefully at his home in Boyne his friends, family and compete at City morning. one early of theSunday hills where he spent so He was born on January many hours practicing. 31st, 1922, in Boyneexcited City, to “We’re toSchuyler be able toand seeSylhim via (Shepherd) Stackus. Jim graducompete because we’re not able to ated Boyne City travelfrom all that much toHigh watchSchool him,” in 1940. said Ty’s dad Jeff Wellman. He lettered in baseball, football Those looking to support Ty willand be basketball as team captain was able to spot him by the pinkand bandanawarded theinOutstanding Senior as he wears honor of his mother Male in 1940. who Athlete has been fighting stage-four He wascancer inducted into the Boyne breast for several years. City Hallonce of Fame in “I’veHigh only School competed at Gay2010. lord, but I did train a lot on the halfFollowing School, JimTy worked pipe at theHigh Otsego Club,” said. in Saginaw his resident “I’m feeling serving a little confident just training Science,advan1941becauseinofMortuary the home-field 42, at E.G. Deisler Funeral Home. tage.” The 2012 USSA Revolution Tour will be in Gaylord from Jan. 30

servant & friend of Boyne remembered

He served in the US Navy 1942-45. “Lil Doc” served during World War II as Pharmacist’s First Mate on the Destroyer Ship U.S.S. Wilkes. Following discharge he worked in Ionia at Meyers Funeral Home, and completed resident training in 1946. He enrolled in Mortuary Science at Wayne State University and graduated in June 1947. Jim returned to Boyne City where

he purchased the Stackus Funeral home from his Father and Aunt, Mrs. Glen Norma Shearer. After 50 years of serving his surrounding communities, he sold the business in 1990. Jim served with honor and love in many club, community and state events, including Rotary (twice past President), Life Member F&AM Lodge #391, Senior Boy Scout Leader, Past President Boyne City Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors Camp Daggett, and served on the Boyne City School Board for 8 years. He was Past President and Secretary of the Michigan Funeral Directors District 9, Board of Directors/ (Governor) of M.F.D.A. He was a member of the National Flying Funeral Directors Assoc, past Manager of the Boyne City Airport and flew power lines for Wolverine

stackus cont. pg 11

Boyne theater steering committee forming »wellman, pG. 9

History buffs share theater memories of ‘Handsomest’ opera house of 1904

Ty Wellman is pictured upside down as he pulls a trick.

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Remembering the Generals megan wilson contriButing writer

It’s still a couple months from spring training, but several locals shared their memories of summer softball and their time with the HorIt has been nearly two months since ton Bay Generals. it was announced during the Boyne For many years the people of City State of the Community lunHorton Bay harbored those same cheon that the Boyne Theater’s new thoughts as the Horton Bay Genowner had offered to donate the hiserals began preparation for their torical structure to the Boyne City Men’s slow pitch softball season. Main Street Program. “The people in Horton Bay just Since that time, officials have begun loved the team,” said former team to look into theater operations in photo by megan wilson member Henry “Beano” Archey. other communities and are currently The Horton Bayhope Generals team steps they will eventuworking on forming a theater steer- Boyne City Main Street officials are taking was formed in 1976 and managed ally help revitalize this historic theater in downtown Boyne City. ing committee. by Jon Hartwell (deceased) until “At this point we have no concrete He added, “We’ve visited a lot of their handle the generous it would change of venueoffer, in the early committee members,” said Boyne photo by chris fauLknor not have been possible without Brian theaters and are trying to figure out 1980s. City Main Street Program Executive what it takes to make them be suc- Asher, newhave ownerparties of theatbuildChristopher FairConklin. (right) and “They the would Jon Director Hugh “WeJeffre haveKelts show off an old Horton Bay gencessful.” erals jersey from their days decades ago. interested individuals butplaying that’s it.” theater cont. »Generals, 5 4 While officials figure out how best to

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City, public & Kirtland discuss noise and other complaints at public hearing

Earlier Than The Bird

Nearly 30 Boyne Citygohs businesses are parBenjamin ticipating in the Earlier Than the Bird associate editor early morning shopping event from 7 to The11 Boyne City Nov. Commission a.m. Saturday, 17. Here is arelist viewed theparticipants; status of acomplaints of most few more mayre-be lating to the wood added. For aKirtland full list andProducts a map, stop at the pellet manufacturing facility during Boyne Area Chamber office on Nov. 17 or the visit regular Tuesday Jan. 10,Shoppers ing. SEE PAGE 4 FOR MORE Boyne City Planning Director Scott McPherson gave commissioners an overview of the situation before audience members spoke for 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, dustresults – similar types of Election nuisances. In addition the city Charlevoix County Commission seatalso winhasners a noise ordinance which specifiRichard Gillespie and Larry Sullivan cally addresses motors, fans, wins dryers, speak out about their recent and similar mechanisms, similar to what they hope to accomplish inwhat their Kirtland hasasatcounty theircommissioners. facility.” positions McPherson added, “It does SEE PAGE 4 FORseem MORE pretty clear that they are in violation of that ordinance.” McPherson said the city has been in 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 issueThe civil infractions or to take request enMuppets forcement orders.” Boyne City Representatives from Kirtland Prodyear’s Meets Broadway dinner uctsThis were inBoyne attendance. theater event will fun and Audience membersfeature werefood, instructed song with Muppet Showtotheme. Learn to keep theira comments five minthis and some history of the venue. utesabout or fewer. 5 FOR MORE “We are aware ofSEE thePAGE complaints and

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County board’s legal counsel Benjamin gohs opines on editor state associate trail agreement Citizens, business owners


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Thankful to those who protect us Is killing Bambi really the moral choice?

chris faulknor ‘two cents’

This past Sunday was Veteran’s Day, a day set aside to honor the veterans who fought for our freedom, something for which

I am thankful. I am thankful for those who fought, but that thankfulness extends beyond the guy with the gun. I am indeed thankful to the infantrymen, seamen, marines, and other such men who dare engage our enemies in direct combat. As such, I equally appreciate the Navy lawyer at the Judge Advocate General’s office for his work protecting our servicemen from unfair violation of his rights, even by our own country. I appreciate the secretaries who make sure the lines of communication work well and efficiently every single time. I respect the medic, who inserts

tubes and gives medicine on the same combat line the others are fighting to hold. I hold in esteem the cook who prepares what he is given to prepare, even with the feeling that it is nowhere near what the men and women deserve for their hard work. Our military: the United States Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy, Coast Guard, National Guard, Merchant Marines, and anyone who works to keep our country free deserves our heartfelt thanks, but today, I remember especially those who might not be in the spotlight on another day. Their work is hard, often thankless, and their pay is nowhere near what it should be. And so they trudge on, even without glory, esteem, and prestige. They making pancakes, filing papers, answering calls, and yes, running to the front with a gun to keep us safe: our veterans, big and small. I wish a happy Veteran’s Day to any of our veterans, especially those who currently serve, and give each and every one of you (in every line of work) my humble thanks.

LETTERS to the editor...LETTERS to the editor... stirring memories Editor: Anne, I really enjoyed this past week’s article where you mentioned Ed’s escapades when we all lived in Maumee, Ohio. It brought back some fond memories of my life and the things that I used to do as a girl for Halloween. Maumee was a very small town of about 4,000 and we knew about everyone. Ed came from a very prominent family, his folks the pillars of the city, church, etc. Our mothers were in the same Garden Club if I recall correctly, although I don’t remember the old gentleman that Ed and his cohorts deprived of his amenities in the back yard. The missing school bell was also big news in the town. As a young girl, I and my friends didn’t do such daring things as the boys, but I do

remember waxing windows with paraffin and making rattlers for the doors out of nicking out the rims of spools of thread to roll. I also remember having to scrape off the paraffin from the windows with a razor blade. I also recall Ed, who was an upperclassman, as a Man on Campus in high school, a great student and leader in his classes. When we moved up here, we connected with Anne and Ed. They were operating a ski hill at the time, later she was involved in making quilting kits, and she talked about writing children’s books. Anne is so talented and leading a very interesting life. Thanks, Anne, for sharing these stories. Bonnie (Betts) Staffel Charlevoix

A former colleague of mine used to write an annual column in another newspaper right about hunting season. She no lonbenjamin gohs ger works ‘don’t get me wrong’ in the news business so I figured I would take over for her this year. Now, to be fair, her focus was on the immorality of humans taking to the woods with high-powered weapons to murder innocent wildlife when perfectly acceptable food sources abounded at local grocery stores and farmers markets. Frankly, I don’t have a problem with people who choose not to eat meat. For nearly two years now I have abstained (I may have cheated six or eight times) from eating meat for health reasons. What I do have a problem with are those folks who decry hunting and then go order a Quarter Pounder from their local McDonald’s. That hypocrisy, combined with this apparent growing culture of people who have no idea where from their food originates frightens me. Granted, we humans have the luxury of enjoying a plant-based diet due to factory farming and civilization in general. But, there was a time when meat and fish were a necessary part of your daily intake if for no other reason than places like Michigan are abundant with fowl, venison and fish. While it has been some years since I stalked the woods seeking game, what really got me thinking about this subject were two shows I watched last weekend: Doomsday Preppers and some 20-something yuppie reality show. The dichotomy was stark. On one hand you have a guy who has taught his children how to responsibly handle firearms for hunting and home protection; how to store seeds for future farming and perform basic first aid. On the other side you have people who rely on producers for everything they have. Some of the folks were even bragging about not know-

ing how to cook. Something about that really bothered me. Granted, I am a 21st Century technoslave. My job relies 99 percent on computers, and I have all the gadgets and electronic gewgaws you can imagine. However, I will never forget what my father taught me about hunting, fishing or handling firearms. Killing an animal is a very small part of the slew of skills you learn when you become a hunter. Dad taught me how not to get lost in the wilderness, how to build a rain shelter out of ferns and that birch bark—even when wet—burns like gasoline-soaked newspaper. He also taught me never to kill except to eat or fend off a predator. I’ll never forget the feeling of accom-

plishment of processing a deer from fresh kill to hamburger and steaks, and knowing I did my part to ensure the family would have plenty to eat. While the doomsday scenarios laid out in the aforementioned show may never occur, one needs only look to events like superstorm Sandy or Hurricane Katrina to see that it doesn’t take much for civilization to break down, making survival skills important. To those who see skills like hunting as immoral or unnecessary, I would ask this: Where is the morality in knowing nothing about how to care for yourself or your family in the case of an emergency? To all of you heading out into the woods: good luck, good hunting, and kudos for teaching this vital life skill to future generations.

‘Silently taking care of each other’ in this week’s Beautiful Boyne need. I recently spoke to Don who chairs this effort and learned the Fund is low and needs to receive gifts in preparation for winter’s increased needs. In its online news letter the Chamber of Commerce reports the Eagles are hosting a free Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 22 at their hall for those who would appreciate a wonderful turkey and all the fixings. The doors will be open from noon until 2 p.m. In a less obvious way Boyne’s City’s council reaches out to those small businesses which need a bit of a boast in opening their services. And the Boyne Area Arts Collective offers the support of a business and its workers to market the work of area artists whether in art, music or writing. A free get-together for a music jam is held on Saturdays in it South Gallery and the BAC Writers Circle is held as an instructional get-

together for aspiring writers at on Water Street this past Monday. For years the town’s Garden Club’s members have gathered every spring to plant various down town locations, including the railings of North Lake Street’s Boyne River bridge with flowering plants; returning throughout the growing season to care for them. To finance this wonderful service to all of the club members gather to create Christmas wreaths this time of the years to sell to homes and businesses in Boyne. Other individuals and groups give untold hours to scouting and veteran activities. Our park facilities for sporting events and veteran remembrance can’t be surpassed. The bi-weekly farmers’ market is now a year ‘round event in which both those who raise its produce and those of the town who purchase it benefit. Add to this the services and activities of our Boyne District Library


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Richard Gillespie, Larry Sullivan win county’s two big races Benjamin Gohs News Editor Just over 65 percent of Charlevoix County's 21,841 registered voters turned out for the Tuesday Nov. 6 election. Republican incumbent Richard Gillespie won the Charlevoix County Board of Commissioner's District 5 seat with 57.16 percent of the vote—or 1,609 votes—over Democrat Nancy Ferguson, who received 1,197 votes. “I'm delighted that the voters decided to keep me in,” Gillespie said. “I have a lot of things I want to do and I will continue working on making life better for all of us in Charlevoix County.” Gillespie said he will continue working on the Ironton Ferry repowering project and pushing to get a garage and maintenance fa-

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ing which houses the theater and the restaurant The Thirsty Goat. “The Boyne Theater came with The Thirsty Goat when we bought the restaurant, and we didn’t know how to bring it back to what it was,” said Asher. “We thought that, if the city got it, they would have a better chance getting the grants needed to properly restore it.” The Boyne Theater was originally built in 1903 and opened in 1904 as a playhouse and Opera House, and was billed to be “The Handsomest” for its size in the state by the experts.

cility built on Beaver Island. Gillespie said he will also wants to begin discussions to determine richard gillespie the level of interest among commissioners and the public over whether the county should consider hiring some sort of administrative assistant for the board. Political newcomer Larry Sullivan, a Republican, won the Charlevoix County Board of Commissioner's District 6 seat with 80.22 percent of the vote over independent candidate Richard Clem. The final vote tally was 1,715-412 in Sullivan's favor. “I'm very happy,” Sullivan said. “I

Back then it was called “The Bellamy Opera House.” “The original stage size was 25 by 40 feet and it had a seating capacity of 1,000 people,” said Boyne City Historical Society member Laura Sansom. “Outside of the theater you can see where they switched the different stage scenery—it had to be two stories to accommodate them.” The Boyne Theater was illuminated by electricity and heated by a furnace, which was quite a luxury at the time. “My grandfather Hylon J. Heaton bought the Bellamy Opera House in the 1930s and we started the theater there,” said Michael Heaton. “He ran it until he sold it to my father Boyd Heaton and his partner, and then my father ran it until the 1960s.”


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showed that.” Some of Sullivan's goals, once he takes over as commissioner in January 2013, will be to improve the local government, strengthen the relationships between county and township governmental bodies, encourage economic growth in the county and to hire an experienced county administrator. “I'm looking forward to working with my fellow commissioners,” Sullivan said. “Also, whether you

voted for me or not, if anyone has any ideas or concerns I would like to hear from them.” Sullivan said he has long been a supporter of non-motorized trails for their value to the local population and for the potential to attract tourists to the area. And, despite a unanimous vote of the commission recently to reject the United Nations' 1992 non-binding resolution Agenda 21, Sullivan said his goals will be to work on substantive issues that face county residents. “If the United Nations were to say that newborns should be breast fed I wouldn't say we should pass a resolution not to breast feed just because some international organization says something,” Sullivan said. “That vote (county board’s rejection of Agenda 21) wasn't good for Charlevoix County, and it is a

good example of what I will bring to the county board: I will research and evaluate topics before I vote on them.” Sullivan complimented his opponent, adding that he is a good man whom he respects. Other contested county election results: In Boyne Valley Township, Republican Sue Hobbs beat Democrat Bernard J. Kondrat 331285 for the township supervisor position. In the Peaine Township Supervisor race Republican William R. Kohls beat Democrat John A. Gallagher 157-122. Bay Township’s road proposal passed 470-283 Boyne Valley's township proposal passed 389193 Eveline Township's road proposal passed 582356 The SD Charlevoix proposal passed 2,823-1,895 The SD East Jordan proposal passed 1,3061,100 Go to for a downloadable file of all county election results.

The Heatons ran the Boyne Theater as a family business, with each member of the family doing their part. “As a kid I worked at the theater, the whole family did; dad sold tickets, I was the ticket taker and usher,” said Heaton. “We all did the janitorial work, cleaned up after the movies— my sisters sold popcorn.” It was during the period that the Heatons owned the Boyne Theater

that the original dressing rooms and stage were tore down. “When they remodeled the theater it was my job to saw the scrap wood up and use it for firewood for the stove,” said Heaton. “All of the things that we tore out were destroyed, and we sold the metal for scrap.” A fireproof projection room was built, as well as a new Cinemascope projector added. “I remember running Gone with the Wind and the movie The Ten Commandments … I saw The Ten Commandments 16 times,” said Heaton. “As kids, we always liked the Roy Rogers and Gene Autry movies.” Bartering and partnerships among business owners were just as common back then as today.

“My dad once caught a deal with Mills Cabin, he was looking for a building, and my dad paid for the building with show tickets,” said Heaton. “The Mills family went to the show all the time.” At the time the Boyne City Bakery was located next to the Boyne Theater and the two enjoyed a partnership where moviegoers could bring in two bread wrappers and enjoy free admission to the Theater. “We never did sell candy at the theater when we owned it,” said Heaton. “All of us hated cleaning it up, and Albert Worthing owned the candy store across from the Theater.” For more information on the steering committee or the Boyne City Main Street Program, call (231) 582-9009.

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From pg.1 route concerned. “That land was given by my people for a dollar to be used for highway purposes only,” said proposed trail route resident Roger Conaway of an easement his relatives signed over to the county back when Boyne City-Charlevoix Road was originally built. “This road should not even be thought of for a path. It’s a road of commerce.” Conaway said it was his understanding that the trail could not extend past the 47-and-a-half-foot right-of-way on either side of the highway center-line. But that, even if the trail fell within that area, it was not necessarily a granted use under state law. According to Graham, Section 13 of the agreement requires that the trail be constructed on property owned in fee simple (the way land is most commonly owned) by the county, unless an exemption has been authorized by the DNR It is my understanding that the proposed trail will be located within the highway right-at-way, and in limited locations where it goes beyond the right-of-­way, will be located on easements provided by the property owners,” Graham wrote. “Under Michigan law most public highways are not created by conveyance of fee simple title to public authorities. Rather, most public highways are created under a legal doctrine known as ‘highway by user.’ Under this doctrine the public authority obtains an easement over the land for highway purposes—generally 66 feet in width.” He added, “A trail located within the highway right-at-way would be authorized as a part of the highway purposes of the easement.” Bay Township resident Bob Taylor said he owns no land along the proposed trail route, but he still has concerns about the use of taxpayer dollars and the issue of property rights in the trail matter. “We have that building on Beaver Island (proposed utility and vehicle garage) and roads that need to be repaired—and before they put that bicycle trail in they have to have


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agreements with the property owners that’s adjoining that property,” Taylor said. “This has been going on for three or four years now and they have that requirement to have people sign the document first before they build on their property and they haven’t done it.” Taylor added that he does not believe the county is even certain about where the center-line on the road is supposed to be in relation to its original construction. “All along we’ve said they need to survey that road,” he said. “But, they decided it costs too much.” Taylor added, “It’s going to cost them a lot more if they don’t survey it and it’s not done legally.” In his letter, Graham stated that he assumed the DNR was aware at the time of grant approval that the trail would be located within the highway right-of-way or on easements granted by property owners. “It is … important to document the DNR’s exemption from the fee simple title requirement in Section 13 of the agreement,” he stated. “If this exemption has not already been documented, then this documentation must be obtained prior to the agreement being signed.” The deadline to have the agreement signed and returned to the state is Wednesday Nov. 21. Other items of interest Graham highlighted in his findings include the actual amount of monies which could be reimbursed should the county be found to have complied with all of the DNR’s requirements upon completion of the trail. “The grant will be paid as reimbursements to the county for eligible costs and expenses incurred in the project. The amount of the grant is 31 percent of $954,500—or $295,895—although the agreement makes reference to a figure not to exceed $300,000, the contractual language in Section 6.a limits the grant reimbursement to $295,895,” Graham stated. “I therefore suggest that the language in Section 6.a be modified to reflect the maximum grant reimbursement amount of $300,000. This would require the reimbursement percentage be increased to 31.43 percent.” As currently written, only up to 90 percent of the grant can be reimbursed, meaning the county’s actual

reimbursement in DNR Trust Fund monies would be $266,305.50. The county is also responsible for submitting plans, specifications and bid documents to the DNR for approval, and is required to complete construction of the project to the satisfaction of the DNR. “I therefore am assuming that the costs and expenses eligible for reimbursement would be the costs and expenses incurred to construct

remaining costs—from other grants, donations or the general fund,” Graham stated. “Any cost overruns to complete the project facilities is the sole responsibility of the county.” Funds have been pledged by the following entities in the following amounts to help fund the non-motorized trail: Evangeline Township – $33,216 Boyne City – $11,072 Charlevoix County Community

That land was given by my people for a dollar to be used for highway purposes only.

— roger conaway

the project in compliance with the approved plans and specifications,” Graham stated. “However, nowhere in the agreement is there a provision specifying what constitutes the costs and expenses eligible for reimbursement.” He added, “Therefore, it is my preference that the agreement define in some way the costs and expenses eligible for reimbursement.” Graham cautioned that accurate record keeping be employed to ensure reimbursement by the DNR on all costs associated with the trail construction. “If expenditures are made that cannot be properly documented, then the county may not receive reimbursement that would otherwise be allowable under the grant agreement,” he stated. “Upon completion of the project, the DNR will conduct an audit of the project’s financial records. As a result of this audit, there may be deductions made from previously reimbursed expenses.” According to Graham, if the agreement is signed, the county must allocate $954,500—which includes a local match of $654,500—to a trail construction fund where-from it will fund construction costs and later seek the aforementioned reimbursement. “Assuming the maximum grant reimbursement of $295,895 (as the agreement is currently written), the county would be responsible for the

Foundation – $26,000 North Country Bike Club/Top of Michigan Trails Council – $18,312 The $565,900 figure is a grant the county hopes to get from the MDOT enhancement act program—the funds have been applied for and conditionally approved. The $300,000 figure is a Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant that has also been applied for. Additionally, the county would be required to operate the trail for a minimum of its useful life, as determined by the DNR, to regulate the trail to the satisfaction of the DNR, and to appropriate money and/or provide services needed to provide adequate maintenance of the trail. “In other words, this subsection places future obligations on the county concerning the trail,” Graham stated. “If the DNR determines that the trail is not being regulated properly,

It’s time again for Boyne City High School’s Boyne meets Broadway's fall theater. Boyne meets Broadway is a combined production where the school's drama club, hospitality club, and jazz band combine to create an evening of fine dining with a Broadway atmosphere. “This year the students are doing a Muppet-esque type show. Some of them will be painted like Muppets,” said Michael Houser, who is the Director of the Theater. “We have two gentlemen in the audience who will be playing Statler and Waldorf.” Planning for Boyne meets Broadway began in July, when the director began to brainstorm concepts. “The students start rehearsal the first week of school. We rehearse Monday through Thursday and then on Saturday,” said Houser. “We start in September and then the show goes up in November.” Boyne meets Broadway is in its 15th year, having originally been started by

Bob Wollenberg. “This event used to be held at Stafford’s One Water Street,” Houser said. “This year it will be held at the High School in the Performing Arts Center.” While the guests are eating their dinner they will be treated to music played by the Boyne City High School Jazz Band. “This performance often uses standard repertoire which we perform

it may require the county to develop regulations to meet the DNR’s satisfaction. These regulations may be required to be in a county ordinance. In addition, the county will need to budget money for trail maintenance or allocate county services to maintain the trail.” The agreement also stipulates the county cannot make any changes to the trail without first consulting the state; nor can it charge fees for its usage without DNR approval. Graham also instructed board members to carefully review Section 28 of the agreement, which details actions the DNR may take should the county breach the proposed contract. These remedies include: Withholding and/or canceling future payments to the county on any or all current recreation grant projects until the violation is resolved to the satisfaction of the DNR; Withholding action on all pending and future grant applications submitted by the county to the Trust Fund and the Land and Water Conservation Fund; Requiring repayment of grant funds paid to the county; and/or Requiring specific performance of the grant agreement. “Section 30 of the agreement requires the county to return all grant money paid if the trail is not constructed, operated or used in accordance with the grant agreement,” Graham added. The Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners will likely discuss the matter during their regular 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Nov. 14 meeting. Charlevoix County Board Chairman Joel Evans could not be reached for a comment by press time.

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year after year, as well as new pieces that we’ve been working on,” said Brandon Ivie, who is the jazz band director. “We have lined up Killer Joe by Benny Golson, and Minnie the Moocher by Cab Calloway to name a few; other favorites include pieces by Duke Ellington.” The drama students will serve the guests their salads, which will then be followed by an entrée choice of either Yankee Pot Roast or Chicken Tetrazzini. “We preset our appetizers. This year we will have hummus as well as roasted red pepper cheese spread,” Houser said. “The peppers were donated to us by the Boyne City Farmer’s market.” All of the proceeds from the Boyne Meets Broadway event stay within the school, and are used to fund school activities. The shows are scheduled for 6 p.m. on Friday Nov. 16 and Saturday Nov. 17. Tickets may be purchased from any cast Boyne Meets Broadway cast member or at Local Flavor, 125 Water St. in Boyne City for $25.


Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) proposes an 80-foot Stealth Structure (monopine) Communications Tower. The Site location is 02002 Wildwood Harbor Road, Boyne City, Charlevoix County, MI 49712,N 45⁰ 14’ 3.3,” and W 84⁰ 59’ 46.5.” The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Antenna Structure Registration (ASR, Form 854) filing number is A0788864. ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS – Interested persons may review the application ( asr/applications) by entering the filing number. Environmental concerns may be raised by filing a Request for Environmental Review ( and online filings are strongly encouraged. The mailing address to file a paper copy is: FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554.


minute synopsis October 23, 2012 Regular Meeting – Approved the 10/9/12 City Commission meeting minutes; approved Jerry Kelt’s resignation from the Boyne City Housing Commission effective October 8, 2012; held second reading and approved proposed amendments to Article 58 Land Division Ordinances Articles II and IV; approved B & W Natures Maintenance for a three year contract for Cemetery Maintenance at $21,000 per year; approved the repairs to the Kubota Zero Turn Mower for $5,559.42; scheduled a Joint Board and Commission meeting on Tuesday, 12/4/12 at 6:00 pm; approved request of the City Manager to go into closed session to consider the purchase of real property as provided in MCL 15.268 (d) of the Michigan Open Meetings Act (PA 267 of 1976. The next regular City Commission meeting is scheduled for November 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm. Cindy Grice, City Clerk/Treasurer

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ARIES - This week’s scenario is highlighted by rules & your ability to bend them. Do a little investigation before jumping to conclusions. Perhaps this change has some practical purpose. You may discover some legitimate shortcuts that help the team work together more efficiently. You’re in charge, well at least you feel like you are. This could mean that you’ve earned trust and respect, so that you can move forward in your professional life. Even if you’re uncertain, act confident. If you feel responsible, but don’t have the authority to act, you may need to reexamine the situation. Talk to those who count to find out where you really stand. Some solid friends or colleagues could help you make a good decision, listen to what’s said. Digest it before taking action. You’re open to listening, but you need to discriminate between the various ideas that you hear. You may have to make some financial adjustments, but don’t worry, you’ll feel relief when you hone things down to a more manageable size. Results are more important than show. TAURUS - This week’s scenario is highlighted by performances, new possibilities,ideas, visions, and dreams that come to you. It may not seem completely realistic or practical at first, but once you decide what you want,you can put the wheels in motion. You’ll be very productive. You’ll be able to solve problems effortlessly, even when others are uncooperative. You might not be very tolerant & be easily frustrated by people who don’t listen to you. Don’t let them get the best of you. Stay very focused and be clear about what you expect. State it as precisely as possible. If you do this exercise,you’ll sharpen your powers of communication. If you’re not on track, an argument or dispute may get your attention. You could run into complications on the job due to some long-distance interference. GEMINI - This week’s scenario is highlighted by the big question, “Are you being realistic or just being stubborn?”Ask yourself this question from time to time to keep from getting stuck. Comfort is not always the best thing, especially when you’re in a comfortable rut. Do some investigation, because hidden information could have a strong impact on your work and your reputation. Research, poke around, ask tough questions, and you’ll get the answers you need. With your facts in hand, your should be able to advance smoothly. You may experience some intense feelings because of a misunderstanding about money or inheritance. Fortunately, you’re able to act maturely and can handle the situation under control. Consider some additional training to enhance your career. CANCER - This week’s scenario is highlighted by challenges, teamwork & your ability to improve your professional status. Teammates may come up with some inspiring ideas, your enthusiasm is fueled by their support. Your humanitarian tendencies are likely to show up. People need your help, and you’re there for them. The weak, the lost, the confused & the down and out bring your best qualities to the surface. Your organizational abilities show up strongly in this kind of situation. A bright friend or colleague may have a fresh idea that’s interesting,

but challenging. LEO - This week’s scenario is highlighted by partnerships, passions & having a strong desire to succeed in your personal & professional life. A partner who is cool and distant in public, yet insatiable in private, could be very interesting to you. You’re not fooling around now. You’re serious about your fun. Expect to be carefully evaluated. If you’re properly prepared, you’ll earn respect. Use your sharp mind to find the best answers to what could be difficult questions. Your first response may not be the best one, so dig deeply if you want to make a good impression. You may not be criticized, but you could be reminded what it takes to work as part of a team. If you’re not clear of what’s expected of you, ask direct questions. Take this opportunity to speak up about your needs and your expectations of others. VIRGO - This week’s scenario is highlighted by respect, order, and discipline. Oddly enough, being right can be both a gift and a curse. Your intuitive judgment may be a little off. Working with others, however, may require that you share your opinions more discretely now. If you think before you open your mouth, you’ll avoid some hassles. You’ll feel better if you get productive and have fun at the same time. Adopt a creative attitude and try to turn your work into fun. Try not to get sidetracked by minor details. Keep your eye on the big picture and avoid petty distractions. LIBRA - This week’s scenario is highlighted by honesty & your diplomatic instincts. You’re now ready for additional responsibilities. Responsibilities at home could interfere with your social life. You may not have time to pamper your appearance. You may be stopped in your tracks by some intense conversation. Take the time to listen. Comments made by peer may feel like criticism but look past your feelings. Once you toughen your skin, you’ll be back to your usual self in no time. SCORPIO - This week’s scenario is highlighted by watching, waiting & gathering data. You can be such a patient hunter. You’re a person of action, but you know when to watch and when to pounce. Find out where the secrets are. Get the hard-to-find information that’s the key to your overall plan. Once all of the pieces are in place, you can make your presentation and get others onboard. You’ll be able to make a good impression. Just watch out for that urge to make small, critical remarks that appear helpful to you, but that may rub others the wrong way. Do something physical. You need to keep the rust out of your system with a regular exercise routine. It takes time, but it’ll give you extra energy in return & that’s a good investment. If you are corrected on a minor detail, stay positive, but listen and learn. SAGITTARIUS - This week’s scenario is highlighted by listening rather than talking. You may have a serious conversation with an older person & he or she may reveal valuable information. You may wind up in a dispute over something minor. If you enjoy a stimulating debate, it might be just what

you need. You shouldn’t promise more than you can deliver, you could be tempted to do so. Think carefully before making your pitch. It’s great to get your enthusiasm up and to inspire others, but consider the costs of time, money and energy in your calculations. An innocent remark could provoke a powerful response from you. You could over-react to what someone else tells you, or one of your comments could trigger intense feelings. Rather than attack or withdraw,find a relatively neutral place to process the information. You can build trust by working through complex situations. If you get your facts together and expand your knowledge base,you could ultimately expand your income,financial status. CAPRICORN - This week’s scenario is highlighted by a positive attitude & your need for approval from loved ones. Let whoever counts know that you’ve thought out the consequences of your actions. Show that you’re not living some wild scheme. You have a plan that’s practical, reasonable, good for your future. Once that’s been established, you’ll get the resources you need to commence. You could improve a creative plan or project by making significant revisions now. Straight talk doesn’t have to be insensitive, just clear and to the point. Don’t brood, just get on with the changes. They are not nearly as important as you think they are. Your efforts will be well-spent because of the potential financial benefits. Take a serious look at your finances. Set up a plan to build your bank account. Even a small amount set aside on a regular basis can mount up. More than that, it’s an investment in the future, an act of faith that tomorrow will come and you’ll be here to enjoy it. AQUARIUS - This week’s scenario is highlighted by relationships & dealing with a reliable partner. Make sure there are no secrets between you. If you don’t share information, you can’t work as successfully as a team. Eliminate work around some of your regular tasks. Let go of work that’s not essential to you. People will attempt to get at some sticky details that need to be worked out. Organize your workplace to make room and time for something more interesting. Just go for it, with joy, even if you feel bored. If you go beyond the call of duty, you’ll earn some well-deserved recognition. PISCES - This week’s scenario is highlighted by flowing creativity & a playfulness to the world around you. Your creativity comes from a joyful openness, no need to force it. You’ll be able to tap into that stream of imagination that is such a strong part of your makeup. The focus will shift to getting down to work and putting your good ideas into practice. Your pride is very strong, and you are the last person who will accept abuse from others. You may be tested on your loyalty. Focus on the task at hand and deal with it in a mature manner & you may move up a notch or two. Your organizational skills could be your key to success. Put in a new system or try to improve an existing one. You’ll be able to see the bigger picture and understand why it’s beneficial to you to cooperate with others. You have a strong will, so use it to get the job done. If you have any concerns or questions, you might want to contact an old friend or mentor. They may be able to show you a new way to solve a problem.

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bryan shumaker NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Look Up! What’s in the night sky?

Hi there, fellow stargazers! The weather, although not optimal, has offered at least a few hours here and there of some decent night sky viewing. Let’s keep hoping the weather goes on a clear streak

for a while. New moon was yesterday, the 13th of November. So, if the sky is clear, this is a great opportunity to go outside and look up at the sky. Make sure you dress very warmly—more than usual—because you don’t expend much energy just sitting and observing; and being cold will ruin your evening. William Herschel, famous early 18th Century astronomer, was born on Nov. 15, 1738. He became famous for his discovery of the planet Uranus, along with two of its major moons, Titania and Oberon, and also discovered two moons of Saturn. In addition, he was the first person to discover the existence of infrared radiation. He is known, as well, for the 24 symphonies that he composed. His sister Caroline lived with him

and became famous as an astronomer in her own right, and there are several stellar directories he published with her invaluable help. On Nov. 17 is the Leonid meteor shower, which is from Comet Tempel-Tuttle. As the Earth sweeps through the same orbit the comet had been on, the increased amount of dust and debris often leads to dazzling displays of meteor trails. It’s very difficult to predict how a meteor shower will turn out; some are breathtakingly spectacular and others are minimal. Plan to observe after midnight and look to the constellation of Leo the Lion. This is where the radiant is, and the meteors will appear to arise from this area. First quarter moon is not until the 20th, so it should be a great time to observe. Incidentally, Mars Curiosity (the one that went through the “7 minutes of terror” ( now called the 7 minutes of triumph”) has been busy and just celebrated its 90th day on the Red Planet. It’s begun serious sampling of the Martian soil and rocks and the data is streaming back to Earth. Announcements are made about the findings at least once a week, so if you’re interested, surf the web and see the latest info. Again, I’d like to invite all of you to a NOMAC (Northern Michigan Astronomy Club) meeting. These are held monthly at Raven Hill Discovery Center.

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Pictured (above) is the Leonid meteor shower. Below is Leonids North.

We have rearranged the monthly meetings so they fall at a time when there is little or no moon to interfere with observing, and we have a number of telescopes for use. We will be glad to give you a night tour of the skies and views through the telescope you won’t soon forget! As always, hope for clear skies, and keep looking up!

BC American Legion Veteran of the Month: Frank Julius The “Veteran of the Month” for November 2012 is Frank Julius Grunow. He was born on May 11, frank julius grunow 1928 in Detroit, Mich. and was raised in Charlevoix County, graduating from Boyne City High School in the class of 1946. Grunow went to work as a sales clerk for The Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company in Boyne City and on Oct. 13, 1950 he was inducted into the Army entering into active service in Detroit. Following basic and specialty training he was assigned to Headquarters Company, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Division departing the USA and arriving in Japan where he served in the Army of Occupation and later his unit was sent into combat in Korea where he served as a Munitions Handler. Grunow was promoted to the NonCommissioned Officer rank of Corporal on June 24, 1952 and having completed six months Korean service, departed the Korean Theater of Operations arriving in the USA. On Oct. 3, 1952 at The Separation Center, Camp Carson, Colorado, he re-

ceived an Honorable Release From Active Military Service and was transferred to the Enlisted Reserve Corps, Fifth Army Area and was awarded the following decorations, citations and badges: The Army Occupation Medal (Japan), The United Nations Service Medal, The Combat Infantry Badge, The Korean Service Medal with One Bronze Battle Star and Two Overseas Service Bars (each representing six months foreign service). On Oct. 3, 1957 Grunow received an Honorable Discharge having completed his military obligations. Returning home, Grunow attended Lake Superior State University, under the GI Bill, for two years receiving a Bachelors Degree in Quality Assurance. He went into business in Boyne City operating The Underwood Shoe Store and The Bar None Ranch Gun Shop, gun smithing at his home, building and restoring many unique guns. For many years he would host “Site In Day”, before deer season, which included his famous chili, for family and friends. In 1966 Grunow went to work for United Technology, in Boyne City, as an engineer in quality control. On June 4, 1988 he married Shireen Marie DeNike and in 1991 Grunow retired and enjoyed hunting, gun

Grant brings art to Boyne City Boyne City Receives Placemaking MicroGrant to Assist with Installation of Functional Public Art The City of Boyne City is the recipient of a $1,500 Placemaking Micro-Grant made available through the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments (NWMCOG) to assist with the installation of functional public art bicycle racks in eight locations around downtown Boyne City. This project will provide destinations for bicyclists and will create landmarks to enhance the downtown. Other recipients of Placemaking Micro-Grants include the City of Petoskey, the City of Manistee, and the City of Lake City. These grants will give local units of government an opportunity to support their communities Placemaking goals. The Placemaking Micro-Grants program was available to city, village, township, and county governments within Charlevoix,

Emmet, Manistee, and Missaukee Counties through a competitive selection process with one award selected per county. “The goal for these Placemaking MicroGrants is to assist local efforts to enhance their community's public spaces and to begin to implement them,” said Matt McCauley, NWMCOG director of regional planning and community development. “Often it is the small ideas that grow from the community that create interesting usable public places.” Placemaking is a community-based approach to the planning, design and management of spaces that makes communities distinctive, economically viable, accessible and visually pleasing. Placemaking capitalizes on a local community's assets, inspiration and potential, creating good public spaces that promote people's health, happiness, and economic well-being.

smithing, woodworking and spending quality time with his family and friends. On July 11, 2012 Frank Julius Grunow answered the final call and is being honored by his wife Shireen, his children and their families. To honor a veteran, call the program chairman at (231) 588-6067 or on Tuesdays call 582-7811 between 3:30-8:30 p.m. The ceremony may be witnessed on the first Thursday of each month in front of The American Legion Post located on the corner of South Lake and Main streets in Boyne City, Mich. at 6:15 p.m.

Student of the Week Boyne City Public Schools

NAME: Bradley Fouchia PARENTS’ NAMES: Shantel Fouchia GRADE: 11th HOBBIES & INTERESTS: “Play the drums, golf, play football and basketball.” SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Football Golf Basketball FUTURE PLANS/GOALS: Golf management and become a pro golfer STAFF COMMENTS: “Bradley is an example of what BCHS teachers ask of our students: he participates in class discussion, he takes responsibility for his work, and he behaves politely and appropriately.  He is becoming an excellent student.” (Mr. Fritzsche, English Teacher)


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Helpful ladies

A bear called ‘Snorkel’

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Alison Sape, a Charlevoix Elementary School fourth-grader, won the “Name Our Giant Inflatable Polar Bear” contest held by the Charlevoix Community Pool. Alison and 20 of her friends and family will enjoy a private pool party with “Snorkel.” Come visit Snorkel at the Charlevoix Area Community Pool every Sunday, from 1 p.m. 3 p.m.

East Jordan Lions Club Gun Raffle a Big Success

East Jordan Lions Club reports that the Fall Gun Raffle was a big success. All available tickets were sold. This annual raffle is an important fund raiser that supports the services the Lions Club provides in East Jordan. We would like to thank the people of East Jordan and the surrounding communities for their strong support. This year’s winners are: First Place – Debra Reid who won a Remington 770 30.06 rifle with scope Second Place – Mark Wuerth who won a Stoeger Condor 12ga O/U shotgun Third Place – Ray Fisher who won a Crossman Optimus .177 Air Rifle The East Jordan Lions Club would like to offer special thanks to the retailers who supported this event.

The Progressive Women of Charlevoix County Meeting

The next meeting of the Progressive Women of Charlevoix County (PWCC) will be Tuesday Nov. 27 at the Boyne City Public Library in Boyne City.

The Women’s Club of Northern Michigan presents a donation to the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan (WRCNM) to help support the agency’s programs for women, children and families. The Women’s Club donation represents a portion of funds raised during their annual Art Fair; all funds raised from the project are donated to local non-profit organizations. Pictured presenting the donation are (from left) Lauren Macintyre, Women’s Club board member; Jan Mancinelli, WRCNM executive director; and Barb Gutuskey, Women’s Club president. courtesy photo

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, PWCC members, their friends and family, male or female. Please RSVP by Nov. 26 by e-mailing or call (231) 582-9005. The speaker will be Mindy Taylor, the Events and Outreach Coordinator of the Grain Train Natural Foods Market in Petoskey. Mindy will talk about what it means to be a Natural Foods Cooperative, its place in the community and what membership/ ownership looks like at the Grain Train. The PWCC meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month from noon to 2 p.m. Locations alternate between Charlevoix and Boyne City. Meetings are open to all. There are no membership fees and meeting announcements are by email only. For more information or to be added to the PWCC mailing list, email

Thank-you to the sponsors of this year’s America Sings Salute to Veterans A salute to Veterans and those Men & Women who serve in our Armed Forces Without the sponsors’ support this program would not be available Gold Sponsors Boyne Valley Lions Club KorthaseFlinn Insurance & Financial Services Silver sponsors Bay Winds Federal Credit Union Boyne Area Kiwanis Club Boyne City Eagles 1583 Eyes on Main Gordon & Joyce Lambie Great Lakes Energy Lynda’s Real Estate Service Oral & Eleanor Sutliff

Bronze Sponsors Ace Hardware B.C. Pizza Bayko Concrete Bill’s Farm Market Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce Boyne City Dental Boyne City Gazette Boyne City Marathon Boyne City Rotary Club Boyne Coop True Value F.O.Bardens & Sons Glen’s Market Huff Pharmacy

Industrial Magnetics Joel W. Paga D.D.S. Knights of Columbus Local Flavor Bookstore Mark D. Kowalske Nels & Louisa Northup Northwestern Bank Pat O’Brien & Associates Ralph Gillett Robert A. Banner Roberts Restaurant Stackus Funeral Home The Wood Shop Water Street Café’ Woody Austin

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Members of American Legion Post #228 (upper left) fired a traditional rifle salute. Dean Kleinschrodt (upper right) led the ceremony at Veteran’s Park. Jake Slater (left) put on an Elvis Tribute Show at America Sings. Meredith Hague (right) displayed a stunning rendition of “Don’t Rain on my Parade.” Members of the Boyne City High School Band (below) presented the world premiere of “Exaltation,” a concert piece written in honor of the Performing Arts Center on it’s 10th anniversary. A member of the American Legion Auxiliary (lower right) sounds Taps on the bugle. The color guard (lower left corner) posts the colors.

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Oleson’s Dollar Drive supports Safe Home

Oleson’s Food Store in Petoskey is partnering with the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan (WRCNM) to assist the agency’s Safe Home in providing food, supplies and personal care items to survivors of domestic abuse and their children utilizing services at emergency shelter. Oleson’s is giving shoppers the opportunity to donate a dollar as they check out their purchases, which will go directly toward needs at the Safe Home. The Dollar Drive runs now through Thanksgiving Day, Thursday Nov. 22. The WRCNM relies on community support to continue providing safety and supportive services to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse in Northern Michigan. Because the Safe Home is operated 24/7, the need for food and supplies is constant. Last year more than 8,700 meals were provided to 139 survivors and their children, in addition to all their daily needs. All domestic and sexual abuse services through the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan are provided to survivors at no charge. To learn more about the Safe Home or donating needed items, contact Jamie Winters at (231) 347-1572. A complete Safe Home Needs List is on the agency’s website at

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The Health Department of Northwest Michigan is working with the Michigan Departments of Agriculture and Rural Development and Community Health to determine whether multiple local illnesses may be linked to the consumption of unlabeled, unpasteurized apple cider. Shiga toxin-producing E.coli (STEC) bacteria have been detected in stool samples from multiple Antrim County individuals who developed severe intestinal illness and diarrhea during the past two weeks. Samples have also been collected to determine whether these cases may be linked to unpasteurized apple cider that was produced locally by an unlicensed facility and without the warning labels required by law for unpasteurized products. According to Joshua Meyerson, M.D., Medical Director for the Health Department of Northwest Michigan, apple cider – whether pasteurized or unpasteurized – should be obtained only from licensed facilities or vendors. “Shiga toxin-producing E.coli comes from eating foods contaminated with traces of human or animal feces,” Meyerson explained. “This is sometimes associated with under-cooked meat, produce and unpasteurized cider or dairy goods produced without the necessary safeguards to prevent contamination.” Meyerson adds that anyone experiencing abdominal pain and worsening or bloody diarrhea, especially those who may have recently consumed unpasteurized apple cider from an unknown or unlicensed source, should contact a physician. “Symptoms usually appear within three to 10 days following exposure,” he said. “Young children and the elderly face greater risk of severe complications.”

Great American Smokeout Nov. 15

The Health Department of Northwest Michigan will join the American Cancer Society to mark the 37th Great American Smokeout on Nov. 15. Smokers are encouraged to use it as the date to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) Tobacco Quitline, (800) 7848669, provides free telephone coaching for the uninsured and those with Medicaid and Medicare, and free nicotine replacement medications for those who qualify. is a free, interactive Web site that shows smokers how to re-learn life without cigarettes.

The American Cancer Society has tools available at (800) 227-2345 or In addition, the Health Department will be offering a FREE Smoking Quit Kit, available for pick-up at its locations in Mancelona, Bellaire, Petoskey/Harbor Springs, Gaylord and Charlevoix.

Crooked Tree Arts Center holiday events

• Just Us! Sugar Plum Fairies Cookie Decorating classes will be held Thursday, November 15 & Saturday, December 1. These fun, one-time classes are “just us” time between kids and adults creating cookie art. Learn how to decorate sugar cookies with icing, sprinkles and much more with instructor Cookie Momma, Megan DeWindt. Participants will take home their works of edible art. The Sugar Plum Fairies cookie class will be offered for two age groups: Pre-K -Kindergarten onThursday, November 15th from 10:00 – 11:00 AM and Grade 3 and Older on Saturday, December 1st from 9:00 PM – 12:00 PM. Pre-registration is required and is available online at • The 8th Annual Holiday Bazaar runs from November 17-December 19 with artwork for sale created by 63 area artists. The bazaar has a special opening on Friday, November 16 from 4 pm to 7 pm for members and participating artists including live music provided by CTAC Strings Students, refreshments, gift wrapping and shipping available. CTAC members receive a 10% discount on all art sales during the Holiday Bazaar-including Art Tree. • The Annual Holiday Wine Market is Sunday, November 18 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. In the galleries of the arts center will be wines and appetizers provided by Glen’s Fresh Market including Popcorn and Champagne Table and Shrimp & Sushi. This event is part of the Swirl series at the arts center. A full list of wines and treats is available online at Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day of the wine market. The Holiday Bazaar will be open for holiday shopping as well during the wine market. • The Arts Center will be open for Downtown Petoskey Open House on Friday December 7 from 5-9 pm. The Holiday Art Bazaar will be open for shopping, seasonal treats will be served and live musical performances. • Share the magic of the season with your favorite little lady or gentleman at the Sugar Plum Fairy Tea on Saturday December 8. Two seatings are offered at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Enjoy tea with principal performers of Crooked Tree Arts Center School of Ballet’s “Dance the Halls: Excerpts the Nutcracker”, including: Clara, the Nutcracker, the Snow Queen, the Dew Drop Fairy, Mirliton, and of course, the Sugar Plum Fairy. Enjoy traditional tea (and cocoa!) service, picture with the Sugar Plum Fairy, strings quintet performance and a take-home treat. Proceeds of the Sugar Plum Fairy Tea will support the year-round dance scholarship fund. Tickets start at $75 for two and very limited seating is available. • The ever-popular Dance The Halls: Excerpts from the Nutcracker will be performed by CTAC School of Ballet dancers on Saturday and Sunday December 15 & 16 at the Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center. Tickets for Matinee Performances: $50 Reserved / $15 Adult / $5 Student. Evening Performances: $50 Reserved / $20 Adult / $10 Student. Tickets available online, at the arts center and Between the Covers in Harbor Springs. • The holiday celebrations will end with the 6th annual New Year’s Eve at the Arts Center on Monday December 31 from 5 pm to 9 pm. The family-friendly event features performances and workshops, Food & Refreshments and the “Midnight at 9 Ball-drop on Division Street. There are experiences in music, theatre, art and dance all under one roof, one night- the building is bursting with creative energy. Whether you prefer to participate in a hands-on workshop or just sit back and enjoy the entertainment- this event is for you! Participants can wander freely throughout the arts center and adjacent Carnegie Building and choose among the many offerings for the evening. Performances and workshops are presented by CTAC’s instructors, Blissfest Music Organization and Petoskey District Library among others. Tickets are available December 1, 2012 with for Adults $7 / Students $3. For more information visit or call 347-4337. The arts center is located in downtown Petoskey at 461 E. Mitchell Street.

Your elected officials’ votes • Senate Bill 1276, 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 land specifically for the purpose of achieving “biological diversity.” Sen. Howard Walker Y • Senate Bill 1238, Revise state land acquisition procedures: Passed 26 to 11 in the Senate To revise the procedures and criteria for the acquisition by the state of property paid for with Natural Resources Trust Fund money. Among other things, the bill would impose term limits on members of the NRTC board, require more transparency in its property selection process, and ban sales if the seller was harassed, intimidated, or coerced by the Department of Natural Resources, a local government, or a “qualified” conservation organization. Sen. Howard Walker Y • Senate Bill 1051, Ban school board voting with conflict of interest: Passed 31 to 6 in the Senate To prohibit school board members from voting on union and other contracts if a family member has an interest in a contract or works for the school district, including a spouse, child, parent, sibling, nephew or niece, etc. A board member having a child in a district school would not trigger this restriction. Sen. Howard Walker Y • Senate Bill 1051, Young amendment to Senate Bill 1051: Failed 17 to 20 in the Senate To extend the school board conflict of interest restrictions proposed by Senate Bill 1051 (above) to include emergency financial managers appointed by the state to manage fiscally failed school districts. Sen. Howard Walker N • Senate Bill 1132, Revise adult adoption detail: Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate To allow an individual married person to adopt an adult without the spouse also petitioning for this, or if there is an objection, then with a court’s permission. This might be done for purposes of inheritance. The bill makes an exception to the current requirement that both spouses must petition for this. Sen. Howard Walker Y • Senate Bill 1335, Increase threshold to impose new government workplace safety rules: Passed 25 to 12 in the Senate To require the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to not just assert that there is a “clear and convincing need” to impose on employers a new occupational health and safety regulation that exceeds federal standards, but to actually provide a statement of the specific facts used to support the assertion, and show the rule was requested by a broad consensus of employers and employees in an affected industry. Sen. Howard Walker Y • House Bill 5804, Establish statewide indigent criminal defense standards: Passed 71 to 36 in the House To create a state commission to establish statewide standards and accountability measures for court-appointed attorneys who represent indigent criminal defendants, and a new government office to implement and enforce these statewide. Local governments would be responsible for funding this at current levels (“maintenance of effort”), with the state paying for any additional spending required by new standards, unless the local spending is below minimum levels to be determined by the proposed commission. Rep. Greg MacMaster N SOURCE:, a free, non-partisan website created by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, providing concise, non-partisan, plain-English descriptions of every bill and vote in the Michigan House and Senate. Please visit

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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 November 18. Coffee hour will be held in the church basement after the service. Nativity is located at 209 Main Street, Boyne City. Please call 582-5045 for more information. Ej Community Church On Thursday, November 15, Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 PM at the Walloon Campus. This is a Christ-centered recovery program. On Sunday, November 18, the sermon title will be “Lies that Wreck Relationships: My Kids will Turn out Just Fine” from Proverbs 22:6 given by Pastor Jason Richey. Service starts at 9:30 AM. Currently from 10-11 AM, Channel 106.3 is broadcasting our series on Esther. Tune in to hear the service. At 11:15 AM, there will be Kid Connection, Youth Groups, Young Adult Community Small Group, and Adult Community Small Groups. Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes are due today. There will be a Community Wide Thanksgiving Service starting at 6 PM at the EJCC. Childcare and kid programs will be available. On Tuesday, November 20, the In Home Adult Bible Study will begin at 6:30 PM at the Holland House. This study will be “Love and Respect” facilitated by Pastor Jason & Kelly Richey. On Wednesday, November 21, there will be a Men’s Prayer Group at Darlene’s Restaurant starting at 7 AM. There will not be any class or meal at the Walloon Campus this week. It will resume next Wednesday. The Walloon Campus Office will be closed on Thursday and Friday. 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 preschool 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. Elizabeth Broschart will be leading worship. First Sundays include communion. For more information call (231) 582-7983. Walloon Lake Church On Thursday, November 15, MOPS will meet at 10 AM in room 112. Celebrate Recovery will meet at 7 PM in the multi-purpose room. On Sunday, November 18, sermon title will be “Investing for Eternity” from 2 Corinthians 8:19 given by Pastor Jeff Ellis. Service times are 9 and 10:45 AM. Infant and toddler nurseries are available during both services. Children 3 years old through 4th grade can attend children classes during both services. Fifth grade through eleventh grade classes meet during the 10:45 service only. Young adult class is held at 10:45 AM in the Discipleship House. Adult classes and Community Small Groups are available. Currently from 10-11 AM, Channel 106.3 is broadcasting our series on Esther. Tune in to hear the service. There will be a Community Wide Thanksgiving Service starting at 6 PM at the East Jordan Campus. Childcare and Kid programs will be available. On Monday, November 19, the Newsletter Deadline is at noon. There will not be any classes or meal on Wednesday, November 21. They will resume on November 28. The church office will be closed on Thursday, November 22, and Friday, November 30. 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 check 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 231-5829776. 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

Power. Jim is well known for his involvement in, service to, and love for Boyne City. Many of Jim’s favorite pastimes and hobbies included flying, downhill skiing, fly fishing, hunting, berry picking and working in the woods with his dozers and tractors. An absolute joy of Jim’s life began in 1974 and continued for over 20 years, were the canoe trips he made exploring and navigating the wild rivers of Canada, with an assortment of 20 to 25 members of the notorious canoe clan dubbed “The Gunnel Grabbers.” Although he gave generously of his time to his community, Jim will forever be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, greatgrandfather and friend, who was never too busy to make time for all of them. He is survived by his wife Eleanor (Hosmer) Stackus. They were married June 17th, 1961, at her home in Boyne City. He is also survived by his six children, Craig (Diane) Stackus of Boyne City, Cheryl Stackus of Boyne City, Leslee (Robert) Wiltjer of Boyne City, Kevin (Dawn) Stackus of Boyne

City, Kelly Jo (Fred) Stutzman of Boyne City, Scott (Linda) Stackus of Petoskey, sixteen grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren; half sister, Joanne Eastwood of Arizona. He was preceded in death by his first wife and birth mother of his four eldest children, Charlotte (VanNornum) Stackus in 1959, his brothers, Robert, Ira and Perry, and sisters, Delores, Hilda and Norma, and grandson, Garrett. A Funeral Service was held at Saint Matthew Catholic Church in Boyne City on Thursday, Nov. 8. Committal at Maple Lawn Cemetery in Boyne City. Memorials to the Maple Lawn Cemetery gate projects, c/o Boyne City Hall , 319 Lake St. Boyne City, MI 49712, or Eleanor Stackus, 417 Front St. Boyne City, MI 49712. Family and friends wishing to share a thought or memory are encouraged to do so online at

Maureen Lance, 90

A memorial service was held in celebration of the life of Maureen Esme Lance on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Waud’s Funeral Home. Maureen passed away in Nehalem, OR on October 31, 2012 at 90 years of age. Mrs. Lance was born on May 6, 1922 in Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) to parents in the Brit-


ish Diplomatic Corps, George King Stewart (governor of Ceylon, then a British colony) and Oenid LettHaines Stewart. Maureen attended boarding schools in Switzerland and England. During World War II, she married William Thayer and moved to Michigan in 1946. Mr. Thayer passed away in 1951. In 1953 she drove her four sons and a dog from Michigan to southern California in a 1936 Studebaker. In 1961 the family moved to a farm in Lincoln, California. She worked as a nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, CA and at various nursing homes for 25 years. In 1973, she was married to Paul Lance. They moved to a farm in Nehalem in 1977. Maureen lived on an Oregon farm surrounded by family and her dogs and cats for 35 years. Paul passed away in 1990. Mrs. Lance was preceded in death by two sons, James Curtiss Thayer and Harvey Lyle Thayer; and by two brothers, Patrick Stew-

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art and Jerry Stewart. She is survived by two sons, Mel Thayer and wife Doris of Charlevoix, MI and Jack Thayer of Nehalem; a daughter-in-law, Hope Thayer of Redding, CA, and a stepdaughter, Linda Gibson and husband Jr. of Lakeside, CA; grandchildren Brad Thayer and partner Kelly Werner of Nehalem, Jeff Thayer and wife Leanna of Salem, OR, Jennifer Thayer and husband Brandon Edwards of Sacramento, CA, Alexandra Simonis and husband Drew of Sacramento, CA, Richard Thayer and wife Melissa of Ridgecrest, CA, Jerry Thayer and wife Angela of Charlevoix, MI, Leona Hinkle and husband Tim of Lakeside, CA, Lance Gibson and wife Amanda of Lakeside, CA Robert Gibson and wife Karen of Lakeside, CA and Savannah Dingman and her husband Mel of Lakeside, CA; numerous great-grandchildren, and many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law in England, Michigan, and California; close friend Cynthia Depping of Salem, OR, and close friends and caregivers Jennifer Norell of Nehalem and Ed Sherbaugh, of Portland. Cremation arrangements care of Waud’s.

To judge or not to judge; depends on the context chris faulknor publisher

Before I begin, a few weeks back, I clarified a verse that was used in a recent election campaign. I went on to explain that many verses in the Bible are taken out of context and often used for a certain purpose, even a purpose for which they weren't intended. Over the next few weeks, I will take some of these verses and clarify them. So without further delay, I bring you "Most commonly butchered verse #1 - "Matthew 7:15: Do not judge, or you too will be judged." Thousands of people living in sin have pulled this verse out of their hat, usually in the form of, "Jesus tells us not to judge other people, so you can't judge me." This is nothing more than pulling a piece of scripture out of context and using it for your own purpose: not okay. First, let's take it in context. “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. Matthew 7 is not prohibiting all judgement, they are warning us against judging hypocritically. Jesus is telling us that we can't be judging others when we are guilty of the very same thing. In fact, he's adding that we should clean up our lives first (removing our plank) before addressing the (often smaller) sins in the life of another. Even beyond this, he adds that once we have addressed the sin in our lives, we can clearly see to help others with their issues (removing their speck). Other verses scattered throughout the Bible drive this point home. So if we ARE "judging," what should we actually be doing here? 1. Be fair and equal. Leviticus 19:15 says, "“‘Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly" In other words, someone's financial status, appearance, family, or other circumstances do not make a sin any more or less acceptable. John 7:24 says, "Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly." We can't look at something from the outside we don't really know about and decide what's going on, let alone who is wrong. It's easy as a Christian to sit back and "armchair quarterback" the problem of someone in your prayer group, silently deciding what's "really" going on, but this isn't biblical. 1st Corinthians says, "What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? God will judge those outside."

That's right, it's not our job to compare apples to oranges. We can not judge our brothers by biblical standards when they are not trying to live by biblical standards. 1st Corinthians 2:15 says, "The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments," That's the grand finale. By judging others, we do indeed open the door for God to judge us by the same standards. That means that when you look down the

block at Cousin Earl about his drinking problem, God's going to be peering into your windows making sure you're not doing the same thing. Last thing, and this might be a tough one. Judge for good.

Don't judge for the gossip column or the ability to brag to Flo at prayer group about what you judge heard. We are here to help our fellow man to live better and live by the Word of God.

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Edward Jones says: ‘Don’t overlook financial risks in retirement’ Edward Jones MAKING SENSE OF INVESTING

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nancial goals, such as sending your children through college and paying off your mortgage. Yet, you can’t relax just yet, because your retirement could easily last two or three decades, which means you’ll need at least two or three decades’ worth of income — which, in turn, means you’ll need the proper savings and investment strategies in place. And, just as importantly, you’ll also need to be aware of the types of risk that could threaten these strategies. Let’s consider some of these risks: Longevity—None of us can say for sure how long we’ll live. But it’s still important to have an estimate, based on your health and family history. So if you think you may live, for 25 years in retirement, you’ll want to withdraw enough from your investments each year to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle — but not so much that you deplete your funds before the 25 years have passed. Inflation—We’ve experienced pretty mild inflation over the past few years. But over time, even a low rate of inflation can seriously erode your purchasing power. To illustrate: If your current monthly

costs are $3,000, with only a 3% annual inflation rate, that would be about $4,000 in 10 years. And in 25 years at that same rate, your monthly costs will have more than doubled, to about $6,200. To help protect yourself against inflation risk, it’s important to have at least some investments that offer growth potential, rather than only owning fixed-income vehicles, such as certificates of deposit (CDs). You’ll also want to consider sources of rising income potential, such as dividend-paying stocks. (Keep in mind, though, that stocks can reduce or discontinue dividends at any time and are subject to market fluctuation and loss of principal.)

Market Fluctuations—When you retire and begin taking withdrawals from your investment portfolio—that is, when you begin selling off investments—you’d obviously like prices to be high. After all, the classic piece of investment advice is “buy low, sell high.� But it’s impossible to try to “time� the market this way, as it will always fluctuate. That’s why you may want to consider sources of income whose value is not dependent on what’s happening in the financial markets. Your financial advisor may be able to recommend investments that can provide you with this type of income stream. Low interest rates—Many retirees depend on fixed-rate investments for a good portion of their retirement income—so it’s a real challenge when interest rates are low. Consequently, when you retire, you’ll certainly need to be aware of the interest-rate environment and the income you can expect from these investments. Longer-term fixed-rate vehicles may be tempting, as they typically offer higher rates than shorter-term

ones, but these longer term investments may have more price fluctuation and inflation risk than shorterterm investments. Consequently, you’ll still likely need balance between short, intermediate, and longterm investments to provide for a portion of your income in retirement. Retirement can be a rewarding time in your life. And you can help make your retirement years even more enjoyable by understanding the relevant investment risks and taking steps to address them.

Classic Instruments is Hot Rod Industry Business of the Year

Classic Instruments of Boyne is proud to announce that the company received the 2012 Business of the Year Award at the Hot Rod Industry Alliance Banquet during the Special Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas. The HRIA recognized Classic Instruments as providing exceptional service, integrity, and business ethics throughout the past year. “We are pleased to be recognized for our efforts and involvement with the automotive community,� said company owner John McLeod. “Classic Instruments is very humbled by this award and it is greatly appreciated. We look forward to continuing to serve the incourtesy photo dustry for many years to come.� Classic Instruments of Boyne City has been named “Hot Rod Industry Business of the Year.� The In addition to the HRIA Business of the year award, local company was honored with the award while at the Hot Rod Industry Alliance Banquet Classic Instruments received Global Media Awards from Switzerland, the U.K.and Russia. which was part of the Special Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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2400 Square Foot East Jordan home. Just inside the East Jordan city limits, view of Lake Charlevoix, along with shared access for guaranteed summer fun. Four bedrooms, three baths, a full finished lower level with cozy family room and plenty of room for a pool table! The upstairs is bright and open, with a wood-burning fireplace, and practical U-shaped kitchen. The finished two-car garage is heated, and there is a large deck for summer relaxation - plus a covered patio with hot tub for all year long!`

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This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is located just 2 to 3 blocks from the amenities of Boyne City including public marina, downtown business district, boat launch, and trails and parks. Great opportunity for the week-end resident or for the growing family. Yard has been nicely landscaped and plenty of plants and flowers add charm and character. There is a quaint covered porch, or large deck to kick back and relax in rain or shine. Large living room with extra windows offers plenty of natural light throughout.

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Very nice 3 BR, 2 Bath home on 2 city lots. Home has entertainer’s kitchen open to living room. Short distance to town and Lake Charlevoix public access. New windows, laminate flooring, some new tile in kitchen and bath, along with a large deck with connections in place for a hot tub. Great value for the price.

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'03 Chevy Trailblazer Charming turn of the century home. Within two blocks of Downtown. Wood floors and unique flow add to the character of this home. With a corner lot this is a great retreat for a family or the empty nesters. Upstairs bedroom features a separate room for a nursery or an office. Large living room offers plenty of space for a split design with reading area by the large windows and additional room for entertaining.

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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 today for your personal tour.

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Boyne City Boyne Mountain - Spectacular Sunsets over Deer Lake! This immaculate 5 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home is located in the prestigious Mountain Club community at Boyne Mountain Resort. The spacious rooms convey an elegant flare, yet maintain the warmth and true lodge feel of a Rocky Mountain full log home. Fantastic views of Deer Lake from the expansive deck, beautifully landscaped yard, wood and ceramic floors, 2 story stone fireplace and a 2 car attached garage complete this phenomenal package!

Nice starter home with 3 bedrooms, front deck and deck/patio in the back. Also has 2 additional storage buildings - one 8’ x 8’ and the second being 12’x 16’. Large back yard to enjoy your privacy.

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Lots of property surrounds this almost 1,000 sq. ft. home in the process of being redone. You get 4 large city lots, the home, as well as a garage, all within two blocks of the public access to beautiful Lake Charlevoix. Situated at the edge of town and amongst nice homes with large yards, and lots of Mother Nature to spend your day with.

Very nice 3 bedroom ranch, on a full basement. The home has been well kept and cared for, and offers hardwood floors, and a nice floor plan. The oversized lot offers a lot of options for your dream landscape opportunities, or to add a garage. Close to the ever popular Avalanche preserve, as well as the bike path in town. Hurry on your chance to view this lovely home. Hard to find a better deal under the $80,000 mark!

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38 Acres with Mobile Home Very well maintained 1997 Redman mobile home on 38 +/- acres with frontage on a year-around maintained road. Mobile is situated in a secluded position just a short way off the main road. Mobile is a 16’ x 80’ with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. The bath in master bedroom includes a garden tube. Front deck measures 8’ x 16’ while deck on the back side measures 12’ x 16’. Also includes a 24’ x 32’ pole building plus a smaller utility shed. Property is approximately 75% wooded with assorted hardwoods.

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Nov. 15 & 16 Buck Pole Contest Buck Pole Contest is Nov. 15-16 at Boyne Co-op Boyne Co-op True Value will be holding its second annual Buck Pole Contest Nov. 15 and 16. Register by 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14, at the Co-op, 113 S. Park St., Boyne City. The registration fee is $20, and there will be more than $3,000 in prizes for the top scores for men, women, youth and overall score. Three should mounts valued at $500 are being donated by Lasting Memories, Northwoods Taxidermy and Ultimate Wildlife Taxidermy. Judging will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16. The Co-op is donating 25% of the proceeds to local charities. Free hot dogs and beverages will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 15 and 16. Call (231) 582-9971 for more information or to become a sponsor by donating prizes, advertising, food, beverages or monetary donations. They are also looking for volunteers to assist on Nov. 15 and 16. Nov. 16 & 17 Boyne Meets Broadway The Boyne City High School Drama Department will present its annual dinner theater variety show, Boyne Meets Broadway, on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 and 17 at the Boyne City High School Performing Arts Center. Enjoy appetizers, dinner and dessert catered by the school’s hospitality program while students from the jazz band set the mood in the commons with their smooth sounds. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. sharp. After dinner, sit back, relax and enjoy as the Drama Department presents this year’s rendition of its well-known fall variety show filled with song and dance inspired by Broadway, the big screen and more. Tickets are $25 per person and may be purchased from any cast member or at Local Flavor, 125 Water St. Nov. 17 Senior center sale Boyne Area Senior Center indoor rummage sale. Christmas Room, Books, Tv, A/C, Desks, Craft Items, Snowblower, Neiman Marcus Bags; No Clothing Will Be Sold. Saturday, November 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Boyne Area Senior Center, 411 Division St., Boyne City; (213) 582-6682 Come Check It Out “Bet We Have Something You Can’t Live Without” Profits For Charlevoix County Commission On Aging Computer Program

events Nov. 19 Monday Study Club The Monday Study Club of Boyne City will next meet on Monday, November 19, at 1:30 p.m. in the Boyne District Library Community Room. Our featured speaker is Kristyn Balog who will make a presentation on “Camp Quality.” For more information on the Club’s activities, please call Suzie Dickow at 582-0157. Dec. 1 Volunteer Connections an initiative of Char-Em United Way Annual Alternative Gift Fair Honor a loved one. Help those in need. Simplify shopping. All proceeds go to local organizations. Shoppers select which organizations to support with a donation made on someone’s honor. Event will be held at the Petoskey United Methodist Church on December 1, 2012 from 10am to 3pm. Volunteers are needed for set-up and take down. We need volunteer personal shoppers, cashiers, greeters, kitchen workers, and we also need someone that can do calligraphy. To volunteer for this opportunity or to see more volunteer opportunities go to the Char-Em United Way website: http:// or call 231-487-1006. Now through Dec. 12 Fall 2012 Tai Chi classes Classes at the Boyne District Library. Boyne District Library Community Room - Wednesdays through December 12 (no class Nov. 21) Morning Tai Chi classes will continue to meet on Wednesdays at The Boyne District Library in Boyne City. Classes are held in the downstairs Community Room. Classes are $5 each class, open to everyone. This session starts Wednesday October 17 and lasts through December 12, 2012 For more information call Meg McClorey (248) 635-5851 or 582-7689 or e-mail ONGOING EVENTS SENIOR CENTER LUNCHES 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

WRC Playgroups Playgroups, offered free through the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan, are for children aged 0-60 months and preschool-aged siblings. The summer schedule is: 9:30 -11 a.m. Tuesdays at Christ Lutheran Church, Boyne City; 9:30 -11 a.m. Wednesdays at United Methodist Church, Alanson. Playgroups in Petoskey and East Jordan will resume in September. Call (231)347-0067 for more information. 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.

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) 5829495 Loss Support Group Grief and Loss Support Group 3rd Thursday of every month 1-2:30 p.m. Friendship Center of Emmet County -Library 1322 Anderson Road, Petoskey Survivors of Suicide

Loss Support Group 2nd Monday 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hospice of Little Traverse Bay One Hiland Drive, Petoskey (231) 487-4285 List your event info, up to 40 words, for $10 a week. Or, call Chris to find out how you can list them for free all year long. Call 582-2799 or e-mail editor@ for details.

Boyne City Farmers Market The Boyne City Indoor Farmers Market is located in the Red Barn near Boyne District Library, 201 East Main St.

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Dr. McMillian on: ‘Kindling the holidays’ I am over the grief of the Tiger’s losing the World Series. The big D flag, now folded, is dr. tammy mcmillian stored a way mental health corner for another off-season. Although, lo-and-behold, I did experience my first Christmas commercial during that series. I thought, here we go, as that infamous white dog with the brown ring around his eye comes screeching to the foreground while red and green tumble in the background, better known as kindling the holidays. Kindling can be thought of as an anticipatory response that may be heightened by events that trigger patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving leading to the onset of, I’m going to be stressed out, feel blue, or possibly feel lonely. Kindling events such as commercials, music, window dressings, and food displays, all act to kindle holiday events. How do we stop throwing wood on the fire? First log to go, don’t over spend. Yes, kids want, kids will nag and beg, and parents try very hard to please. How many times have you or someone you know wakes up in January or into February with financial distress because they wanted to give their kids a great Christmas? There is the thought that tax return monies are coming but then,

the larger gas and electrical bills come in the mail. Next, the batteries die on your daughter’s remote control (RC) rock climbing, all terrain vehicle she received on Christmas morning. That’s followed by yelling at your daughter because she is asking for new batteries, and you snap, “We can’t get them right now we don’t have the money”. Try to work within a gift budget that will not topple your finances for months to follow. Secondly, next log to go, don’t over schedule you or your family members, especially children in the attempt to please everyone else’s need to see kids. Today with blended families children spend a great deal of time in a car going from this or that set of family members. No wonder they are exhausted and whining. Make reasonable activity scheduling. There might be family members that have to be put in the schedule before or after the actual holiday date. Set out a plan that spells quality rather than being stuck to the calendar dates. Try to create a holiday schedule where in the end, you, and your kids of all ages feel fulfilled not irritable or wishing the holidays were over. (Holiday kindling starts, and learned very early in life. Show your kids kindling can be positive not negative.) Next, get that log of comparison off the fire. Don’t compare your holidays with Hallmark commercials or Norman Rockwell paintings, usually people find their holidays come up short. Understand that these are provoking

your warm senses! So, take a moment, right now, and close your eyes, what in your life experiences bring those warm fuzzy feelings about the holidays? Use your own sense of smells, the sounds, sights, tastes, and touch. I usually conjure up the smell of cinnamon, the sounds of Frosty the Snow Man, the old big bulb lights, cinnamon rolls (we had homemade rolls only for holidays), and getting out the Christmas blankets. Now what if you are alone, or the holidays have not been happy in your life. If you are alone, dig out some decorations and put them up. You are worth it. You are there to see them and enjoy them. Being alone does not mean you should deny your senses of warm holiday surroundings. So get in that closet or attic and pull out some of your favorite reminders. Stop kindling those thoughts, “no one is going to see it anyway”, “it’s only me here”. Well, you are important, throw those logs way out in the back forty. If holidays have been unhappy for you, right now, get out paper and pencil. Write as fast as you can a list of your holiday wishes. Now look at that list, circle three wishes and you make them come true for yourself. You create your own holiday card and painting. If you want to have a fire that is warm, relaxing, and keeps filling you with joy for months and years to follow, stop using old wood to kindle that fire. See you in print or hanging out in the winter wonderland of Boyne.

Boyne City Gazette FRONT PAGE Late winter means $100K saved By Benjamin Gohs The snow finally arrived last week and its preceding two-month reprieve has put the Charlevoix County Road Commission in very good stead. According to Charlevoix County Road Commission Manager Pat Harmon, the cold weather drought has saved taxpayers nearly $100,000 that would nor-

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What could have been

and blue-collared defensive prowess just wasn’t enough to be satisfied with, was it Dumars? Who else could’ve possibly been left on the draft board that, apparently, wasn’t good enough for Detroit? Try that year’s (2003) NCAA National Player of the Year Carmelo Anthony. Try the rising star out of Marquette, Dwyane Wade. Try Chris Bosh. For Pete’s sake, try Kirk Hinrich! Pistons fans, directly after reading that their new pick, Milicic, averaged 9.5 points per game and 4.6 rebounds per game, soon became about as scared and apprehensive as a target of Curious George, now with a loaded shotgun. Even the entire country of basketball spectators couldn’t help but ask the outward questions: What can we expect from Darko Milicic? Is Milicic really better than Wade, Anthony, Bosh, or even Hinrich? Well, the ugly truth of it is that he Darko wound up to be far worse (statistically) than any of the other 11 draftees that were selected preceding his 2nd overall selection in that year’s draft. Looking back on it all, the expectations soon looked far down on a pathetic average of 4.7 minutes per game that rookie year, in which Detroit won the title, totaling 1.4 points per game and 1.3 rebounds per game in those few, brief minutes of garbage time. This failure can only now be a great topic for discussion. I suggest you buckle in for this. See if you can comprehend thinking about what could have been. Had Dumars picked up Wade, Shaquille O’Neal, who moved to Miami to help Wade win the 2005 championship with a team far less superior than that of the 2004 Pistons, could very well have moved to Detroit to accompany Dwyane, a.k.a. “Flash,” as he went on to nickname him. Several years down the road, LeBron James and Chris Bosh could’ve joined forces with Dwyane Wade, taking their talents to none other than Detroit. I’m wincing over this just as much as you are, trust me. Didn’t this just make you despise Detroit’s “hero” of the past time, Joe Dumars, for his present-time mistakes? Forgive and forget, I know. It’s just unbelievable to think this all started from one decision to take a useless power forward from across the pond back in June of 2003. Those days are long gone though. Sometimes it’s just amusing to put that ‘remember-when’ plate on the table and see what kind of ruckus it can stir up amidst a group of Detroit Pistons fans. Ah, the memories those kinds of heated discussions can bring back. Thanks, Joe.

A season to be proud of

The Boyne City Ramblers varsity volleyball team (pictured above) ended their winning season with a loss to Traverse City St. Francis, but not before racking up a record of 33-14-5 overall and a conference record of 11-3.

Ramblers varsity volleyball falls to St. Francis Despite a valiant effort against Traverse City St. Francis on Nov. 6, the Boyne City Ramblers girls’ varsity volleyball team lost all three games. The scores in pool play were were close—but not close enough: 2527, 22-25 and 21-25. “We were up all three games but just couldn’t pull it off. All three games were very close,” said Boyne City Ramblers varsity volleyball coach Casie Parker. “They were exciting games. It’s just too bad we did not come out on top. Traverse City is known for their tough serving.” She added, “I thought we passed better against them this game than we have in the past.” When St. Francis’ top player jumped serve, Parker put her setter Heather Nichols passing. “She seemed to handle her serves the best,” Parker said. “Kylie played well again tonight. However, we struggled when she went back row.” She added, “All in all it has been a great season for us. We are going to miss our two seniors. They were great leaders.” Heather Nichols had 14 digs and 26 setter assists. Kylie Hicks had 14 digs, 20 kills

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