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PETOSKEY — When it comes to studying city budget challenges and possible ways to meet them, Petoskey City Council members now plan to do the exploration themselves rather than appointing a committee for the task as previously discussed. On Monday, the council came to a consensus that it should pursue a series of workshop meetings for members to look into the budget matters, mayor Bill Fraser said Tuesday. The council previously had agreed on Feb. 17 to work toward a citizen committee’s formation to study the finances, but Fraser said some members since have noted that they’d like to take a different direction. The tight finances in the city’s general budget fund have been a discussion topic at several council meetings this winter. The city’s taxable property values fell significantly from 2010 through 2012 following the late-2000s real estate market downturn. While the values have since stabilized, city staff note that it will likely take many years to fully recover the See NEW PLAN on PAGE A8


Ironton Ferry board trims hours to save money STEVE ZUCKER (231) 439-9346

IRONTON — The first voyage of the Ironton Ferry is six weeks — or more — away, but the board that oversees the ferry’s operations decided recently to trim some of its spring and fall operating hours in a move that is expected to save about $10,000 this year. At its Feb. 21 meeting, the Charlevoix County Transportation Authority board, which consists of road commission chairman Doug Way, county commissioner Rich Gillespie and Norwood Township Supervisor Frank Hamilton, voted to reduce the ferry’s operating hours between its season opening (usually around April 15) and May 15 and from Sept. 15 through the end of the season. During those times, instead of closing down for the day at See FERRY on PAGE A8



An aerial perspective gives a unique view of the Charlevoix lighhouse, pier and Pine River Channel, Tuesday afternoon. Sub-zero temperatures have frozen most of Lake Michigan, but the strong current of the Pine River keeps the channel open.

Attorney General files criminal charges against energy firms LANSING — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced the filing of criminal charges against Oklahomabased Chesapeake Energy Corporation and Delaware-based Encana Oil and Gas USA, in a press release sent out Wednesday. The charges, filed by the Attorney General’s Corporate Oversight Division, for these Schutte companies’ alleged 2010 collaboration to avoid bidding wars against each other in Michigan public auctions and private negotiations for oil and gas leases that caused prices to plummet. “I will aggressively prosecute any company who conspires to break the law,” said Schuette, in the press release. The charges are: — One count each of antitrust violations relating to a contract or conspiracy in restraint of


commerce, a high court misdemeanor punishable by up to two years and/or $10,000 fine for an individual or up to $1,000,000 for a corporation; and, — One count each of attempted antitrust violations, a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year and/or $1,000 fine. Representatives from both Chesapeake and Encana are scheduled to be arraigned 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 19


City officials: Keep the water running STEVE ZUCKER (231) 439-9346

BOYNE CITY — Officials with the city of Boyne City are joining other area cities in reminding municipal water customer to keep a trickle of water running from a faucet until further notice — even if the weather warms up a bit. Late Wednesday, Boyne City officials issued a press release

noting that they have received several calls recently from city water customers asking if they can turn the water off on “nice days” or days when the weather warms up some. The answer in Boyne City is the same as it is in Petoskey, Charlevoix, East Jordan and Harbor Springs: No — keep it running until further notice. Last month all five Northern Michigan cities issued adviso-





GAS PRICE CORNER Gas prices as of 7 a.m. today, Thursday, March 6, according to Petoskey: $3.75 Charlevoix: $3.79 Boyne City: $3.79 Traverse City: $3.79

before Cheboygan County’s 89th District Court. In an interview with the Associated Press, Chesapeake spokesman Gordon Pennoyer said the company is disappointed at the charges. He says the company probed the allegations and found no evidence of antitrust violations by it and Encana. Encana spokesman Jay Averill says his company’s investigation concluded there was no col-

lusion and says it will fight the charges. Public auctions of state-held oil and gas leases are given twice yearly, once in May and once in October, by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR). During the DNR’s May 2010 auction, both Chesapeake and Encana purchased natural gas leases in Michigan. According to the release, in 2012, the Reuters news agency uncovered a possible conspiracy between the two companies’ executives discussing an agreement following the May 2010 auction to split up Michigan counties where each company would be an exclusive bidder for both public and private leases. In the five month period following the state’s May 2010 auction, this alleged conspiracy may have been a key driver behind the state-held lease price in Michigan going from $1,510 per acre in May 2010 to less than $40 an acre at the October 2010 auction.

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ries asking customers to keep a trickle of water running to help prevent water service line freeze-ups. Water utility officials in area cities have seen a spike in water line freeze-ups this winter because of the prolonged bitterly cold temperatures. In the Boyne City news release, officials noted that pipes in the ground do not freeze because of the immediate outside tempera-



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ture. They freeze because of the temperature of the ground. Frost in many areas has been reported as deep as 7 feet below ground. All five cities have said bills for water customers will be adjusted based on average past usage to compensate for the additional water usage from the run-water advisory.





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Snow, ice cover will boost lake levels JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer

TRAVERSE CITY — Water levels in the Great Lakes are expected to continue a steady recovery this year, courtesy of widespread ice cover that is slowing evaporation and snowfall that has approached record amounts in some cities, federal experts said Wednesday. The siege of polar air that has gripped the region this winter has caused the most extensive freeze-over of the lakes since the recordsetting year of 1979, when nearly 95 percent of their surface area solidified. On Tuesday, the ice cover reached its highest point since then — 91 percent, said George Leshkevich, a physical scientist with the federal Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor. Meanwhile, the towering snowpack rimming the watershed will melt this spring and much of the water will flow into the lakes or the streams that feed them. The runoff is expected to be so bountiful that some areas will be in danger of flooding, a prospect that could be worsened by ice jams on swollen rivers. “Any additional rainfall on top of that snowpack would add to that flood threat,” said Keith Kompoltowicz, hydrology branch chief with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers district office

in Detroit. “We’re certainly paying very close attention to the weather in the next few weeks.” Great Lakes levels dropped sharply in the late 1990s and have remained mostly below normal since. Scientists blame a warming climate, which promotes evaporation and limits ice cover, and occasional dry spells. The drop-off was most severe on Lakes Michigan and Huron, which hydrologists consider one water body because they are connected and at the same height above sea level. They fell to the lowest point on record in January 2013, while the three other Great Lakes — Superior, Erie and Ontario — were well below average. The prolonged slump hammered the shipping industry, forcing vessels to carry lighter loads to avoid scraping bottom in channels and ports. Marina owners lost money as slips were too shallow for boats to dock. Vegetation sprang up along waterfronts, frustrating hotel and cottage owners. But the last 14 months have seen a long-awaited comeback, fueled by plentiful snow and rain. Superior and MichiganHuron’s seasonal rises were almost double their average gains in 2013. And the signs continue pointing upward. The s n o w’ s wa t e r c o n t e n t is the highest in a decade on Lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron. The snowpack is the

equivalent of 9.5 inches of water around Lake Superior. It holds 4 to 8 inches of water in the Huron-Michigan basin, 3.8 inches around Lake Ontario and 1.8 inches around Lake Erie. Ice cover has prevented evaporation and could keep water temperatures cool enough to delay the next period of heavy water loss to the atmosphere, Leshkevich said. A short-term forecast prepared by the Army Corps predicts water levels will continue rising for the next six months. Michigan-Huron are expected to be 9 to 14 inches higher than during that period in 2013 — although they’d still be 9 to 12 inches below their long-term average. Superior is forecast to reach 13 inches higher than a year ago this spring and might edge above its long-term average for March. If so, it would be the first time the lake has topped its monthly average since 1998. Lakes Erie and Ontario are expected to move above their long-term averages in the next few months but could dip below them as the summer wears on. Despite the improving levels, Kompoltowicz cautioned it was too early to declare the lean times over. “There’s always a chance that beyond that six-month window, a return to drier conditions happens,” he said.


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Lawmakers want abortion ban on fetuses with heartbeats DANIELLE WOODWARD Capital News Service

LANSING — State lawmakers are drafting legislation to ban physicians from performing abortions on any fetus with a detectable heartbeat. Women wanting an abortion would first have to have an external ultrasound, said Rep Tom Hooker, R-Byron Center, who is developing the legislation. “Generally speaking the heartbeat and brain waves are the best indicator of if the fetus is alive,” Hooker said. “The heartbeat can be measured as early as four weeks into the pregnancy but an external ultrasound would pick it up no earlier than eight weeks along.” A separate bill would provide for fines of up to $50,000 to up to five years in prison for physicians who violate the ban, Hooker said. Right to Life of Michigan, a nonprofit organization that lobbies against abortion, has been working with Hooker to develop the legislation. “As an organization that believes we shouldn’t have legal abortions we are definitely going to promote something that would limit them,” said Ed Rivet, legislative director of the organization. “We support anything that is going to help protect the unborn child.” Similar laws have been passed in Arkansas and North Dakota, Hooker said. Lawmakers in Kansas, Kentucky and Texas are considering the legislation. The bill is sure to be controversial. The American Civil Liberties Union supports the right to choice and does not believe that the government should intrude into a

woman’s life by regulating abortion, said Brynn McDonnell, co-chair of Central Michigan University’s chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. “When I go to the doctor I have the right to have the healthcare that I need,” McDonnell said. “The government shouldn’t be telling people what services they can and can’t have.” Hooker plans to introduce the legislation in the next few weeks. It is unsure whether Gov. Rick Snyder would sign it, as he is reluctant to put forward social legislation, Hooker said. Regardless of the outcome, Hooker said his goal is to get people talking about the issue. “It is definitely a discussion that needs to be had which is why I want this to go forward,” Hooker said. “I’m passionate about this because my granddaughter was born premature and perfectly healthy and she could have been aborted any time up into the pregnancy.” Michigan law prohibits abortion when the fetus has a 50 percent change of long-term survival when born. That’s around 24 weeks.A full term baby is born after 37 weeks. “This legislation is to refocus the debate on the

fact that the subject of the abortion is an unborn child with a beating heart,” Rivet said. “I think what he’s trying to ask is, should it be legal to kill someone with a beating heart?” MichiMETRO gan abortions have declined from 44,031 recorded cases in 1981 to 22,699 in 2012, according to the Michigan Department of Community Health. Wayne County holds the highest number of abortions, with 9,084 recorded cases in 2012. Of that amount, 5,693 were from Detroit. “The number has been varying from year to year because our state and country have become more pro life,” Hooker said. Hooker is also a cosponsor of House legislation that would require a physician performing an abortion to do an ultrasound with up to date equipment and offer to show it to the patient. “We want to make sure that abortions that are going on at least meet the minimum standards of accuracy and are safe for women,” Hooker said. The legislation stems from concern with clinics, he said. “We were finding from investigations of the clinics that a lot of ultrasounds were being done on older machines that had a bad signal or distorted image of the baby,” said Rep. Bob Genetski, R-Saugatuck, a cosponsor of the bill. “The belief exists that maybe they did not want to get a clear picture of what the baby looks like.



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Lawmakers pass bills deleting ‘retarded’ from laws LANSING (AP) — The terms “mental retardation” and “mentally retarded” will be removed from state laws under legislation that unanimously passed the state Senate and House on Wednesday. The bills incorporate a recent recommendation from a mental health commission appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder. The bipartisan legislation strikes references to outdated language from various statutes and replaces them with terms such as “developmentally disabled” or “intellectually disabled.” The legislation is expected on Snyder’s desk shortly. President Barack Obama signed a law in October 2010 requiring similar changes to be made to federal statute. Bill sponsor Sen. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor, said in a statement it’s “a fundamental first step” toward “ensuring everyone in our state is treated with the dignity and the respect they deserve.” Warren is a member of the mental health commission, which recommended the wording changes in December 2013 with the aim of reducing stigmas associated with mental illness and developmental disabilities. Rep. Gail Haines, R-Lake Angelus, sponsored one of the bills and said the changes will help ensure people with disabilities are treated “for who they really are.”

Senate to vote on e-cigarette sales to minors LANSING (AP) — Selling electronic cigarettes to minors would be prohibited under legislation set to advance in the Michigan Senate. Two bipartisan bills up for votes Thursday ban the sale and use of e-cigarettes and other devices that deliver nicotine if the buyer is under 18 years old. Democratic Sen. Glenn Anderson of Westland says he is sponsoring the legislation because it’s “outrageous” that a minor can legally buy and use a highly addictive product. Gov. Rick Synder’s administration and several health advocacy groups oppose the bills. They say the legislation would give e-cigarettes special treatment and protect them from standard tobacco regulations. E-cigarettes deliver nicotine through vapor instead of the smoke associated with traditional cigarettes. The health risks of these newer products are still largely unknown.

16 percent of state drivers say they text, email LANSING (AP) — A poll reports a doubling in the percentage of Michigan drivers who acknowledge they text or use email while behind the wheel since the previous survey two years earlier. The state police’s Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning said Wednesday that 16.3 percent of the 600 people polled Jan. 13-16 acknowledge either texting or emailing while driving. A survey in 2012 found that 8.2 percent acknowledged testing or emailing behind the wheel. The office says Glengariff Group Inc. carried out the poll, which has a margin of sampling error of 4 percentage points up or down. It says 58.7 percent of Michigan motorists acknowledge making and accepting phone calls while driving. That’s about the same as the 56.5 percent who acknowledged phoning in the 2012 survey.


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Blood Petoskey woman needed in accused of embezzling Northern more than $40,000 Michigan PETOSKEY


PETOSKEY — A Petoskey woman is facing multiple felony criminal charges amid allegations that she embezzled more than $40,000 from her former employer over the past year. Emmet County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Michele Rae Donovan, 38, on Feb. 28 on charges of embezzlement of $20,000-$50,000, forgery, uttering and publishing, using a computer to commit a crime, illegal possession of a financial transaction device, and illegal use of a financial transaction device. She faces up to 14 years in prison on the most serious of the charges. According to a sheriff’s office affidavit in the case, Donovan is accused of stealing $44,512

through dozens of transactions using a variety of means from February of 2013 through January of 2014 from her former employer, Donovan Northern Shores Loan Fund, located in Little Traverse Township. Deputies said the officials with the company recently came to police when they discovered what appeared to be unauthorized purchases by Donovan for personal goods and services during her employment with the company. Police said the investigation showed that Donovan used multiple means, including checks, unauthorized payroll payments to herself, and other



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methods to pay for a wide array of goods and services ranging from utility bills, football and baseball game tickets, dentist bills, and purchases for personal-use items, such as a lawn mower and string trimmer. Police said when questioned, Donovan admitted to some of the transactions, but denied others. She is free from custody on a $50,000 personal recognizance bond. She is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 13, in 90th District Court. On Wednesday, Petoskey attorney Bryan Klawuhn filed a notice with the court that he has been retained to represent Donovan in the case.  

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Mother, Rotarians rally to help daughter Canadian fire victims weekend set at Camp Daggett DEBBIE MCGUINESS

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Mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, big sisters, aunts plus their daughters, sisters and granddaughters age 7-17 are invited to an activity-packed weekend at the fourth annual Mother and Daughter Weekend at Camp Daggett, Friday through Sunday, May 2-4. There will be activities, including s’mores and singing around the campfire, high ropes activities, a scavenger hunt, archery lessons, book reviews by McLean & Eakin, a pontoon boat ride and great food. Cost is $150 for mother/ daughter, plus $50 for each additional daughter. Space is limited and registration is on a first-come, firstserved basis.  Fee includes lodging, food and all activities, unless otherwise noted. For additional information, contact Kathy Bardins at (231) 487-1188. To register, contact Grace Ketchum at Camp Daggett, (231) 347-9742. Applications are available online or at area schools and local chambers of commerce. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registrants for the first week of camp, June 15-21, get $50 off the registration fee.  Camp Daggett also offers three Wilderness Adventure Trips from June 29-July 5, July 13-19 and Aug. 3-9. Details of all Wilderness Adventure Trips can be found at www. To learn more about Camp Daggett, visit or call executive director Brent Marlatt at (231) 347-9742.

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WHAT: Mother and Daughter Weekend WHERE: Camp Daggett WHEN: Friday-Sunday, May 2-4 COST: $150; add $50 for each additional daughter Includes: Lodging, food, most activities

The compassion and quick efforts of some Rotary Club of Little Traverse Bay Sunset members is being felt across international borders. The day prior to Rotarian members and members of the Rotary District 6290 Youth Exchange’s scheduled day to depart from Petoskey to Wawa, Ontario, Canada, for a youth exchange conference, there was a fire at a Wawa apartment complex. Eight residents lost everything. A Wawa Rotarian then posted about the fire on Facebook, noting that clothing and monetary donations were being sought, along with gender and sizes of clothing in need. Rotary Club of Little Traverse Bay Sunset member, Megan Mainland, saw the post and passed it on to Sunset club members. The Sunset club members quickly began collecting donations.  “The conference attendees had arranged to travel north on a charter motor coach, so transporting the donations would be easy as

we could load all donations on the bus in a luggage compartment,” said Ken Mainland, Rotary Club of Little Traverse Bay Sunset president. “Rotarians provided many of the clothes and donations, and one Rotarian donated discontinued clothing from his business of screen printing and embroidery. All together a complete luggage bay was filled with donations that we collected,” Mainland said. Mainland is also a member of the District 6290 Youth Exchange Committee and was also traveling on the bus to attend the conference. He gave the donated items to the Rotary Club of Wawa president, which were then distributed to those in need. The Rotary Club of Little Traverse Bay Sunset meets at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Stafford’s Perry Hotel in Petoskey. The club is currently accepting new members. Contact club president Ken Mainland at (231) 330-4667 or kenmainland@  

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Residents leap from blazing Detroit building COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press

DETROIT — A fire ripped through a Detroit apartment building early Wednesday morning, forcing some adults and children to leap to safety from second- and third-story windows as the flames intensified. Crews using heavy equipment began pulling down what was left of the Jason Manor Apartments walls by late afternoon. Arson investigators and cadaver dogs also were expected sift through the charred wood and brick rubble in search of victims. No deaths had been reported, but the dogs were on standby because some residents still had not been located. “It’s hard to nail down,” said Detroit Fire Department Capt. Pat McNulty, who added that some people leave on their own or get rides from relatives after fires. The collapsed roof made it difficult for firefighters to search, said Tracy Thomas, a fire battalion chief. At least four people were taken to hospitals and several

others were treated for minor injuries at the scene, according to Fire Commissioner Jonathan Jackson. Of the building’s 42 units, 39 were occupied, he added. Tameka Williams, 28, was awakened to the fire around 6 a.m. by her boyfriend. She said they tried to leave their apartment with her two children, ages 8 and 6, but there was too much smoke outside the door. “We went to the window, and I dropped them down, then I jumped down and then he jumped down,” Williams said. She said the children weren’t injured but that her leg hurt a bit. “I lost everything. I’m alive. I’m still here. That other stuff can be replaced,” she said. Williams wore a pair of donated pants and socks several hours after she had leaped from the building into the snow, ice and 18-degree weather. She’d escaped without so much as a pair of pants or shoes to wear as she fled the building, and had told neighbors to flee as the flames burned up the floors.

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Due to the extreme winter weather, the American Red Cross is urging those who can donate blood to do so. Supply is low because of all the school cancellations not just in Michigan, but throughout the nation. According to the Red Cross, in January alone, severe winter weather forced the cancellation of about 770 Red Cross blood drives, resulting in more than 25,000 uncollected blood and platelet donations. “Blood products were distributed to hospitals as quickly as the donations came in,” said Jim Flickema, CEO of the Red Cross Great Lakes Blood Services Region, which serves 65 counties and needs to collect about 650 units of blood each day to meet patient need in hospitals. “The extraordinary number of cancellations in January was the equivalent of the Red Cross having to shut down its national operations for more than an entire day,” he added. On average, the Red Cross must collect about 15,000 units of blood every day for patients at approximately 2,700 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country. All blood types are currently needed to ensure a sufficient blood supply is available for patients. There is an urgent need for blood types O positive, O negative, A negative and B negative. Eligible donors with these blood types are strongly encouraged to make an appointment to give in the coming days. Platelets, a key clotting component of blood often needed by cancer patients, must be transfused within five days of donation, so donations are constantly needed. Red blood cells, the oxygen-carrying component of blood, are the most widely transfused blood product and must be transfused within 42 days. Four blood drives are scheduled through next week in Charlevoix and Emmet counties. Blood drives will take place on Friday, March 7, in Harbor Springs and Petoskey. In Harbor Springs, the drive will take place from 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m. at Harbor Light Christian School. In Petoskey, the drive will take place from noon-5:45 p.m. at the American Red Cross building. Next week, a drive will take place from noon-5:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 13, at the Community Reformed Church in Charlevoix. A second drive will take place from 8:30 a.m.2:15 p.m. on Friday, March 14, at Harbor Springs High School. For a full list of upcoming Red Cross blood drives, visit


To schedule an appointment to donate, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit for more information. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate.



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Tired of political bickering? Then contact your elected officials: U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES:


Dan Benishek (R-Crystal Falls)

Carl Levin (D-Detroit)


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NORTHERN MICHIGAN 1349 S. Otsego Ave. Suite 7A Gaylord, MI 49735 (877) 376-5613 Fax: (877) 504-0291


Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing)


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Putin’s Ukraine



ASHINGTON — Henry Kissinger once pointed out that since Peter the Great, Russia had been expanding at the rate of one Belgium per year. All undone, of course, by the collapse of the Soviet Union, which Russian President Vladimir Putin called “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the [20th] century.” Putin’s mission is restoration. First, restore traditional Russian despotism by dismantling its nascent democracy. And then, having created iron-fisted “stability,” march. Use the 2008 war with Georgia to detach two of its provinces, returning them to the bosom of mother Russia (by way of Potemkin independence). Then late last year, pressure Ukraine to reject a long-negotiated deal for association with the European Union, to draw Ukraine into Putin’s planned “Eurasian Union” as the core of a new Russian mini-empire. Turns out, however, Ukraine had other ideas. It overthrew Moscow’s man in Kiev, Viktor Yanukovych, and turned to the West. But the West — the EU and America — had no idea what to do. Russia does. Moscow denounces the overthrow as the illegal work of fascist bandits, refuses to recognize the new government created by parliament, withholds all economic assistance and, in a highly provocative escalation, mobilizes its military forces on the Ukrainian border. The response? The EU dithers and Barack Obama slumbers. After near total silence during the first three months of Ukraine’s struggle for freedom, Obama said on camera last week that in his view Ukraine is no “Cold War chessboard.” Unfortunately, this is exactly what it is for Putin. He wants Ukraine back. Obama wants stability, The New York Times reports, quoting internal sources. He sees Ukraine as merely a crisis to be managed rather than an opportunity to alter the increasingly autocratic trajectory of the region, allow Ukrainians to join their destiny to the West and block Russian neo-imperialism. Sure, Obama is sympathetic to democracy. But it must come organically, from internal developments, you see. Must not be imposed by outside intervention, but develop on its own. But Ukraine is never on its own. Not with a bear next door. American neutrality doesn’t allow an authentic Ukrainian polity to emerge. It leaves Ukraine naked to Russian pressure. What Obama doesn’t seem to understand is that American inaction creates a vacuum. His evacuation from Iraq consigned that country to Iranian hegemony, just as Obama’s writing off Syria invited in Russia, Iran and (USPS 387660) (ISSN 1093-0180) POSTMASTER Send address changes to: News-Review, 319 State Street, Petoskey, Michigan 49770 (231) 347-2544 • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

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Hezbollah to reverse the tide of battle. Putin fully occupies vacuums. In Ukraine, he keeps flaunting his leverage. He’s withdrawn the multibilliondollar aid package with which he had pulled the now-deposed Ukrainian president away from the EU. He has suddenly mobilized Russian forces bordering Ukraine. His health officials are even questioning the safety of Ukrainian food exports. This is no dietary hygiene campaign. This is a message to Kiev: We can shut down your agricultural exports today, your natural gas supplies tomorrow. We can make you broke and we can make you freeze. Kissinger once also said “in the end, peace can be achieved only by hegemony or by balance of power.” Ukraine will either fall to Russian hegemony, or finally determine its own future — if America balances Russia’s power. How? Start with a declaration of full-throated American support for Ukraine’s revolution. Follow that with a serious loan/aid package —say, replacing Moscow’s $15 billion — to get Ukraine through its immediate financial crisis. Then join with the EU to extend a longer substitute package, preferably through the International Monetary Fund. Secretary of State John Kerry says Russian intervention would be a mistake. Alas, any such declaration from this administration carries the weight of a feather. But better that than nothing. Better still would be backing these words with a naval flotilla in the Black Sea. Whether anything Obama says or does would stop anyone remains questionable. But surely the West has more financial clout than Russia’s kleptocratic extraction economy that exports little but oil, gas and vodka. The point is for the U.S., leading Europe, to counter Russian pressure and make up for its blandishments/punishments until Ukraine is on firm financial footing. Yes, $15 billion is a lot of money. But it’s less than onehalf of one-tenth of 1 percent of the combined EU and U.S. GDP. And expending treasure is infinitely preferable to expending blood. Especially given the strategic stakes: Without Ukraine, there’s no Russian empire. Putin knows that. Which is why he keeps ratcheting up the pressure. The question is, can this administration muster the counterpressure to give Ukraine a chance to breathe?

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Editor: On Feb. 4-6, about 2,000 students in the middle and high schools of East Jordan, Charlevoix and Pellston attended Yellow Ribbon presentations on suicide prevention. Many students were seen by local agency staff immediately after the presentations. The staff answered questions and informed the students of ongoing area services. Separate events were held with about 45 staff from local law enforcement, fire department, first responders and Little Traverse Bay Band. Barb Smith of Saginaw did the presentations. Lisa Clavier

and Ryan Lowe also spoke to the audiences. Barb is a well-known presenter on suicide prevention from the Saginaw area who has spoken to over 60,000 students. Thanks to all the students, teachers and professionals who contributed to these meaningful events. These events were made possible by a grant from the Clavier family in loving memory of Kiersten Clavier of East Jordan. The funds came in part from an event called Kiersten’s Ride which brought together many people who rode horses in memory of Kiersten’s love of horses. Other donations included funds from 4-H livestock sale.

Lodging was donated by Boyne Mountain and Stafford’s Hospitality. Donations can be made to, North Country Community Mental Health, NCCMH specifying that it is for the Kiersten’s Ride suicide prevention fund. For further information please contact Dr. Michael Lucido of NCCMH’s Charlevoix office at (231) 547-5885. If you have lost someone to suicide there is a support group for you. For information please call Vital Care Hospice at (231) 487-4825. Greg Billiard Alanson

Closing the D.C. Reality Gap


ASHINGTON — To understand the country’s frustration with politics, we shouldn’t focus primarily on “gridlock” and “polarization.” The larger problem is a disconnect between what the nation’s capital is talking about and what most citizens are worried about. The issues discussed at kitchen tables and over back fences relate to getting and keeping good jobs, better educating our children, improving living standards (or, these days, keeping them from falling), and holding families together. The issues that fixate Washington are abstractions such as tax reform, deficit reduction, and whether small government is better than big government. Call the distance between the two sets of priorities the Reality Gap. We got another reminder of this with all the attention showered on the tax reform proposal offered last week by Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., and the widespread mourning over the fact that Camp’s plan is going nowhere this year. Because meanness is now so much a part of our discourse, it’s worth saying upfront that Camp, the outgoing chair of the Ways and Means Committee, is a serious, thoughtful and decent politician. He deserves kudos for detailing his choices, even if his plan uses gimmicks to disguise the way in which it would almost certainly increase the deficit in the long run. Some of Camp’s ideas, such as ending the special-interest break for hedge fund operators, are sensible. Others would make things worse. As the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities showed, his changes to the Child Tax Credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit would eventually have ADVERTISING POLICY We reserve the right to refuse any or all advertising at any time. Client should notify the Company within 24 hours if a mistake appears in an ad in order to receive credit. Company may furnish client with a letter of correction and/or publish a correction (on request) in next available issue for our errors. Liability for error shall not exceed the cost of the space in which the error or omission occurred. No credit given for immaterial or unsubstantial errors. CIRCULATION (231) 439-9315 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday Published daily except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays at Petoskey, Michigan, by Northern Michigan Review, Inc., 319 State Street. Periodicals postage paid at Petoskey, Michigan 49770.

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Nationally syndicated columnist The Washington Post the effect of cutting $2,000 from the annual income of a mother with two children who works full time at the current minimum wage. That’s not what tax reform should be about. And by eliminating the tax deduction for state and local taxes, Camp’s plan punishes states that are spending their own money to solve their own problems. But it’s Camp’s premise that’s wrong: At a time of rising inequality, we do not need fewer, lower tax brackets. The fastest income growth has been in the top 0.1 percent. This points to the need for new, somewhat higher tax rates at the very top. We need to use tax reform to increase revenue, not cut it. The purpose is not to penalize the rich, but to address the widening gaps in income and in opportunities for mobility. These demand a much more aggressive response from government. When President Obama releases his budget on Tuesday, it should thus be measured by where it lies along the spectrum defined by the Reality Gap — whether it is investing enough to begin returning us to the days when economic growth was broadly shared. Obama intends to signal the end of austerity politics. He’s giving up for now on a fruitless quest for a grand budget bargain, since Republicans clearly have no interest in pursuing one. He’s right about this. Also to the good will be the spending the president is seeking for training and apprenticeship programs, new manufacSUBSCRIPTION RATES Within 50-mile zone of Petoskey Carrier or mail where carrier is not maintained 1 week.........................................$3.70 13 weeks......................................$45.65 5% savings from weekly rate 26 weeks.....................................$89.40 7% savings from weekly rate 1 year...........................................$173.45 9% savings from weekly rate Elsewhere in Michigan and United States 13 weeks......................................$66.60 5% savings from weekly rate 26 weeks.....................................$130.55 7% savings from weekly rate 1 year...........................................$253.00 9% savings from weekly rate EZ Renew Save when you pay automatically with your credit card 1 month.......................................$14.45 13 weeks......................................$43.37 9% savings from regular rate 26 weeks.....................................$86.73 9% savings from regular rate 1 year...........................................$173.45 9% savings from weekly rate

turing initiatives, infrastructure and pre-K education. Still, we need a new benchmark. It should be set not by what a divided Congress might be willing to enact but by what we should be doing to help families trying to improve their circumstances against strong headwinds. Obama’s budget will likely fall short by this standard. My hunch is that the president, at least privately, would probably agree. To begin this conversation, here’s one idea that uses the typical family’s struggles as its starting point. (And thanks to my Brookings Institution colleague Elisabeth Jacobs for thinking this through with me.) Those who lose their jobs need not only unemployment insurance — and yes, we should be extending the program — but also a chance to train for new work, in some cases by going back to school. Conservatives such as the American Enterprise Institute’s Michael Strain have suggested relocation subsidies so people could move to more promising labor markets. Many parents need paid leave time for a newborn or for family emergencies. Isn’t it time to consider a comprehensive Life Cycle Insurance program that wraps these benefits, and perhaps others like them, together? It might be funded through a modest addition to the payroll tax. We need to remember the American tradition of using government to empower people and reduce their level of economic insecurity. Alienation from politics will keep growing as long as Washington’s conversations have so little to do with the challenges families face every day. It’s time to start closing the Reality Gap.

E.J. Dionne’s email address is ejdionne@washpost. com. Twitter: @EJDionne.

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Chrysler to keep Canada plants without government help TORONTO (AP) — Chrysler said Tuesday it will take steps to build new cars and minivans in Ontario without incentives from the provincial and federal governments and is withdrawing requests for financial aid for plants in Windsor and Brampton because the projects have become a “political football.” Chrysler now builds minivans at the Windsor plant and big cars in Brampton. Chrysler has been talking to the federal and provincial governments about an incentive package that will help offset higher wages in Canada and allow for a major upgrade to the two plants in Ontario. The company said that it will start the process of upgrading the Canadian factories with its own capital. But spending the money will depend on Canada’s competitiveness with other global factories. “The thing I really regret most about this issue in Canada and province of Ontario is that unfortunately it has been picked up as a political football in the country. It is being bandied around as if it has become an ideological albatross,” Fiat Chrysler Automobiles chief executive Sergio Marchionne said in Windsor, Ontario on Tuesday. Ontario is facing a possible election this year and opposition Conservative leader Tim Hudak has called Chrysler’s aid request corporate welfare. Hudek has said Ontario is being held hostage.

Sponsors sought for ‘Smart Commute’ event PETOSKEY — Organizers of Smart Commute Week Emmet are seeking business sponsors for the fifth annual event, which will take place June 2-6. Smart Commute Week encourages local residents to use alternative transportation to get to work or school. The event promotes the health, environmental and social benefits of biking, walking, carpooling and using public transportation. Smart Commute Week Emmet is coordinated by the Top of Michigan Trails Council with participation from 20 other organizations. The event promotes use of the area’s multi-use trail system. “We are hoping for even greater participation and visibility this year,” said trails council executive director Jeff Winegard.

Farmers optimistic EAST LANSING (AP) — A newly released survey of Michigan farmers and food processors has found that they’re optimistic about the future of the agricultural industry. The results of the second Michigan Agriculture and Food Index were released Tuesday by economists from the Michigan State University Product Center. The index was based on a December survey and is being discussed as part of Agriculture and Natural Resources Week in East Lansing. Chris Peterson, director of the MSU Product Center and lead investigator on the project, said in a statement that the results show industry leaders are bullish about future prospects and are gaining confidence in the state’s ability to handle growth. The survey will be repeated every six months in part to track agricultural leaders’ perceptions of the business climate.


A newly built Chrysler Town & Country minivan rolls off the final inspection line in 2011 at Chrysler Group’s Windsor Assembly Plant in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. “We are surprised by this news because we have had good, productive discussions with Chrysler,” said Jason MacDonald, a spokesman for Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. “Clearly Chrysler is concerned with the political situation at the provincial level. We remain committed to our automotive policy and the funding announced in the budget to help the sector remain

competitive.” Marchionne, a dual Canadian and Italian citizen, said he regrets doing a poor job explaining the competitiveness of manufacturing alternatives that are available to automakers in other jurisdictions. He said last month at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto that Canada must decide if it wants the plants, and that the United States and Mexico are des-

perate for the investment. Marchionne has declined to disclose financial details, but he has said it would be the single largest investment made by the auto maker since it emerged from bankruptcy five years ago. The Globe and Mail reported he’s seeking $700 million in Canadian government aid as part of a $3.6 billion investment. Chrysler has 3,242 em-

ployees at its Brampton plant which makes the Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger and Lancia Thema. It has 4,663 employees at its Windsor plant that makes the Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country, the Ram Cargo Van and Lancia Grand Voyager. Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced in the federal

budget last month $500 million in financial aid over two years for Ontario’s auto sector. Flaherty said Chrysler was making a big request but said he’s an adamant supporter of the auto sector. The federal Canadian and Ontario province governments worked in tandem with the U.S. government on auto bailouts in 2009 to maintain Canada’s 17 percent share of North American auto production. Canada contributed $2.9 billion to the bailout of Chrysler in 2009. The auto companies have said in recent years that Canada was the most expensive place in the world to make cars and trucks, and warned they could move production south if the Canadian Auto Workers union didn’t cut costs. Canada’s advantages in the past — a weak Canadian dollar and government health care — are not as strong as they once were compared to U.S. factories. Canadian auto union Unifor President Jerry Dias said in a statement it is regrettable that Chrysler withdrew its request for financial assistance from the federal and provincial governments, but said they are pleased Chrysler will invest in the plants. “We are deeply concerned, however, that in the long-term we are going to lose an incredible opportunity to secure Ontario’s manufacturing industry well into the future,” Dias said.

Business Briefs “Sponsors are key to the success of the event, and we are pleased that McLaren Northern Michigan and Blue Cross Blue Shield have already committed.” Several levels of sponsorship are available, each with associated promotional opportunities. Cash sponsorships can be made from $100 to $1,000. In-kind sponsors who provide professional services to Smart Commute Week, donate prizes and/or host daily breakfasts are also needed. Commitments are needed by March 31 to include business names and logos in promotional materials. A sponsor commitment form and list of sponsor benefits can be found at the Trails Council website, www.trailscouncil. org. For updates on the event, join its Facebook page, Smart Commute Week 2014 - Emmet Coun-

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Landscaping firm receives awards CHARLEVOIX — Scott Philp, owner and founder of Landscape Logic in Charlevoix, accepted three 2013 Industry Awards from the Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association in January. The association’s Industry Annual Award Program is intended to increase the awareness of quality landscape design, installation and maintenance and its role in the improvement of the environment. Landscape Logic received a Grand Award in the residential landscape

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Obituaries William ‘Henry’ Vieau William “Henry” Vieau, born May 8, 1940, of Mackinaw City, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2014, with his wife, Elizabeth “Betty” Vieau, and his family by his side. Henry and Betty were married 51 years and were blessed with four children, William “Billy” Vieau, Ronald “Ronnie” Vieau, Laura (Ed) Fetke, Gregory (Anne) Vieau. As a teenager, Henry served three years in the Ground Observer Corps. He was stationed out of Traverse City, deployed in Mackinaw City. Though he was a truck driver for the U.S. Mail for 30 years, his real passion was his music. Henry was the lead guitarist for his band Country Sounds. He also played banjo, mandolin, harmonica and organ. In 2013, he was able to fulfill his lifelong dream to go to Nashville and record his own studio album; his sons Ronnie and Greg, brotherin-law Bob Cook and friend Larry Kirkland accompanied him on the album. His love of music is now able to live on. His family fondly remembers him for his deep love of the Lord, his gift of

storytelling, collection of radios and passion for hunting, fishing and bird-watching. He is rememVieau bered by all who knew him for his ability to make friends into family and was fondly called Dad/Grandpa by many who graced his doorstep. Henry was greeted in heaven by his mother, Marion (Bodwin); father, William Vieau Sr.; brother Bob Vieau; and sisters, Patricia Kalkofen, Sharon Stonburner, Shirley Vieau and Mary Brown. He is survived by two brothers, Howard (Carol) Vieau and David (Pat) Vieau. He will be missed by his 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and one overly affectionate Pomeranian named Bear. Services will be Saturday, March 8, at Church of the Straits in Mackinaw City. Visitation begins at 11 a.m. with the service at 1 p.m. Interment will be in the spring. Charles G. Parks Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.

Harold E. Black, 93 Harold E. Black, 93, of Charlevoix, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Boulder Park Terrace in Charlevoix. He was born Jan. 14, 1921, in Pontiac, to Leo and Grace (Watkins) Black. Harold graduated from Pontiac High School in 1940. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942-46, as an artillery, small weapons and automotive mechanic. He also trained in the use of anti-aircraft artillery. On Nov. 15, 1947, he married Juanita Davis. They made their home in the Bay City area before moving to Charlevoix in 1962. Harold began working in maintenance for Consumers Power in 1949, and retired from the Big Rock nuclear power plant in 1983. He then worked in maintenance at the Wharf Condominiums until 2009. Before moving north, Harold also owned Buckshot’s Outboard Service in Quanicasee and raced boats for Alto Outboard Motor Company, (now Evinrude).

He was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman, and a proud member of the NRA. He is survived by his daughters, Deborah Kay (William) Bellinger of Traverse City, Claudia Lynn (Guy) Lewinski of Sault Ste. Marie, Tina Marie Powers of Houghton, N.Y.; stepson, Riley Eugene (Barbara) Martin, of Atlanta; daughter-in-law, Linda Black, of Boyne City; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Campbell of Rockford, Virginia Reeves of Orchard Lake; sister-in-law, Marion Black of Saginaw. Harold was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita; son, Donald; grandson, Brandon; son-in-law, Ed Powers; stepdaughter, Joan Petitt. The funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday, March 7, at the Winchester Funeral Home in Charlevoix, where visitation will begin at noon. The Rev. David Behling will officiate. Burial will take place in the spring at the Norwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Michigan, 220 West Garfield, Charlevoix, MI 49720.

SAT essay portion to become optional KIMBERLY HEFLING AP Education Writer

WASHINGTON — Essay optional. No penalties for wrong answers. The SAT college entrance exam is undergoing sweeping revisions. Changes in the annual test that millions of students take will also do away with some vocabulary words such as “prevaricator” and “sagacious” in favor of words more commonly used in school and on the job. College Board officials said Wednesday the update — the first since 2005 — is needed to make the exam more representative of what students study in high school and the skills they need to succeed in college and afterward. The test should offer “worthy challenges, not artificial obstacles,” said College Board President David Coleman at an event in Austin, Texas. The new exam will be rolled out in 2016, so this year’s ninth graders will be the first to take it, in their junior year. The new SAT will continue to test reading, writing and math skills, with an emphasis on analysis. Scoring will return to a 1,600-point scale last used in 2004, with a separate score for the optional essay. For the first time, students will have the option of taking the test on computers. Once the predominant college admissions exam, the SAT in recent years has been overtaken in popularity by the competing ACT, which has long been considered more curriculum based. The ACT offers an optional essay and announced last year it would begin making computer-based testing available in 2015. One of the biggest changes in the SAT is that the extra penalty for wrong answers, which discouraged guessing, will be eliminated. And some vocabulary words will be replaced with words such as “synthesis” and “empirical” that are used more widely in

classrooms and in work settings. Each exam will include a passage drawn from “founding documents” such as the Declaration of Independence or from discussions they’ve inspired. Instead of testing a wide range of math concepts, the new exam will focus on a few areas, like algebra, deemed most needed for college and life afterward. A calculator will be allowed only on certain math questions, instead of on the entire math portion. Tania Perez, 17, a senior at Capital City Public Charter School in Washington, said she would like to have taken the test on a computer — and with the vocabulary changes. “Some of the SAT words that we’ve seen, well personally, I’ve seen, taking the SAT ... I’ve never heard of them and stuff,” Perez said. “That would have been better for me. I think my score would have been a lot higher.” Aja McCrae, 14, a freshman at Bell Multicultural High School in Washington, will be in the first class to take the new SAT. In an interview outside her high school, McCrae said taking the test on a computer could help but she wonders if there will be technical problems. “The math portion, with a calculator, I think it should be used on the entire test. I don’t like that change,” McCrae said. Jim Rawlins, the director of admissions at the University of Oregon, said the changes appear “potentially helpful and useful” but it will take a few years to know the impact, after the students who take the revised test go on to college. “It’s all in the details of how it all plays out,” said Rawlins, a former president of the National Association for College Admission Counseling. Some high school and college admissions counselors said eliminating the penalty for wrong answers and making the essay optional could

make the test less stressful for some students. “It will encourage students to consider the questions more carefully and to attempt them, where before if a cursory glance at a question made it seem too complex to them, they may go ahead and skip that question,” said Jeff Rickey, dean of admissions at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. A longstanding criticism of the SAT is that students from wealthier households do better because they can afford expensive test preparation classes. The College Board said it will partner with the nonprofit Khan Academy to provide free test preparation materials for the redesigned SAT. It also said every income-eligible student who takes the SAT will receive four fee waivers to apply for college, which continues an effort the College Board has had to assist low-income students. These are the first SAT upgrades since 2005 when the essay portion was added and analogy questions were removed. There have been other notable changes to the test, such as in 1994 when antonym questions were removed and calculators were allowed for the first time. The test was first used in 1926. The SAT was taken last year by 1.7 million students. It has historically been more popular on the coasts, while the other main standardized college entrance exam, the ACT, dominated the central U.S. The ACT overtook the SAT in overall use in 2012, in part because it is taken by almost every junior in 13 states as part of those states’ testing regimen. ACT president Jon Erickson said when hearing of the SAT changes, his take-away was that “they could’ve been talking about the ACT now.” “I didn’t hear anything new and radical and different and groundbreaking, so I was a little left wanting, at least at the end of this first announcement,” Erickson said in a phone interview.

Mary Ella Gibson, 65 Our beloved Mary Ella Gibson, of Harbor Springs, walked on at age 65 on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Mary was born in Petoskey on March 14, 1948, to the late Doris and Louis Adams. She was married to the love of her life, the late Harvey Gibson, on Sept. 17, 1966. Mary is admired for the strength and courage she demonstrated in spite of the difficult challenges she faced. She was a well respected elder of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians who never forgot where she came from. Throughout her life, she was an educator, artist and activist who promoted cultural preservation through language and traditional

knowledge. Mary attended school at the University of Michigan and worked for many years in Flint, Mich., as the director of Indian education for the entire Flint school district. She was passionate about gardening and loved the outdoors. She enjoyed sewing and teaching beadwork. Her sharp sense of humor and beautiful smile were always the center of any room. Mary also loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren. Mary is survived by two children: Susan Wysocki of Alanson, and Gary Gibson of Harbor Springs. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and a large extended family.

Death Notices Robert H. Jahns, 94 Robert H. Jahns, 94, of Boyne City, died Feb. 28, 2014, at his home. Arrangements were handled by Winchester Funeral Home in Charlevoix.

Richard W. Smith, 84 Richard W. Smith, 84, of Petoskey, died March 6, 2014, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey.

Gordon D. Faust, 84 Gordon D. Faust, 84, of Charlevoix, died March 6, 2014, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Winchester Funeral Home in Charlevoix.

Survey: Cost a growing factor in college decisions LISA LEFF Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — A new survey of the nation’s college freshmen has found that the percentage attending their first-choice school has reached its lowest level in almost four decades, as cost and the availability of financial aid have come to play an influential role in decisions of where to enroll. The annual survey released Wednesday, conducted by UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute, found that while more than three-quarters of those who started college last fall were admitted to the school they most wanted to attend, only 57 percent ended up going to their top school. That was the lowest rate in the 39 years that the institute has asked first-time freshmen if they enrolled at

their dream college. Kevin Eagan, the institute’s interim managing director and an assistant professor at UCLA, said the cost of attending college appears to be largely responsible for the decline. A record 46 percent of students reported that cost was a very important factor in where they ended up, compared with 31 percent nine years ago. Meanwhile, the share of respondents who said being offered financial aid was a crucial factor in the decision to enroll at their current campus reached 49 percent — an all-time high. “The difficult financial decisions that students and their families have to make about college are becoming more evident,” Eagan said. “Colle ges that can reduce net costs to families are gaining an edge in attracting students.”

Husband’s relationship with his mother is a bit too close Dear Annie: I have been married to a special man for 23 years. The problem is, he has too close of a relationship with his mother. It doesn’t allow the two of us to have any adult space. We didn’t entirely get along under one roof because he would say critical and hurtful things to me. About 10 years ago, I moved down the road into my own space. Since then, we have gotten along better and are much kinder to each other. The problem, however, is my mother-in-law. She insists on calling my husband and talking for several hours every Sunday. I used to talk to her, too, but grew bored with it because I had nothing to say after 20 minutes. He loves small talk. I wanted time for the two of us to have an occasional weekend alone, but he always had this obligatory hours-long phone call. I decided to tolerate this and took a Sunday job so I’d keep busy. But gradu-

ally, the calls encroached on the rest of our week. Every time we took a trip together, she’d call multiple Annie’s times while he Mailbox was driving to be certain he hadn’t crashed. She somehow manages to call every time we are intimate. And of course, the real problem is that my husband answers these calls or lets the answering machine pick them up so we can hear her message. She is amazingly loud. How am I supposed to be passionate when I can hear her booming voice in the background? Annie, I’ve tried everything. I asked him to phone her before my visits so we could have some time alone. I’ve asked him to let her know we need time to ourselves. But I’m worn out. I’ve stopped asking. I rarely visit him these days. My father-in-law was recently diagnosed with ter-

minal cancer. Am I being small-minded now that she has real worries and fears? — Phoenix Dear Phoenix: The fact that your mother-in-law is going through some difficult times means you should be kind and considerate, even helpful when possible, but not a doormat. If you could periodically phone or visit her to see how she’s doing, or offer to bring groceries or stay with her husband so she can have a break, those would be kind gestures. But your husband has chosen not to limit his mother’s phone calls even though it interferes with his relationship with you. That is unlikely to change, especially now. Dear Annie: I do not have a dishwasher. I wash all of my dishes and silverware by hand. I place my silverware in the dish drain rack with the handles down and the eating end up. I think it makes sense that the water drains

away from the eating end, making it more sanitary. And the bottom of the drain can accumulate all kinds of detritus. Why would I want my fork tines in that? My friend disagrees and says it should be the other way around so that you don’t catch your hand on a knife while emptying the dish rack. What do you say? — Em from Indy Dear Em: We’re with you when it comes to forks, spoons and butter knives, but sharp knives should be placed facing down in order to avoid injury.

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THE PHANTOM UNMA SKED FR ANC D’AMBROSIO’S BROADWAY – SONGS OF THE GRE AT WHITE WAY Mo Monday, March 10, 2014 - 7:30 PM Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center 500 N. Spring Street

Franc D’Ambrosio is best known for his impressive portrayal of the “Phantom” in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award winning musical, “The Phantom Of The Opera.” FRANC D’AMBROSIO’S BROADWAYSONGS OF THE ‘GREAT WHITE WAY’ is a wonderful collection of songs from many well-known shows that have played on the “Great White Way”. Included on the play list are such favorites as Almost Like Being in Love, Smoke Gets in Your eyes, What Kind of Fool am I, Bring Him Home, Impossible Dream, and a “Phantom of the Opera” medley.

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Win-Some spring retreat signup begins Saturday MACKINAC ISLAND — The 20th year of Win-Some Women Christian Retreats will take place this spring at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. Three back-to-back retreats are planned, with a two-night stay also available. Retreats are Tuesday and Wednesday, May 13-14; Wednesday and Thursday, May 14-15; and Thursday and Friday, May 15-16. Registration is available online at www. Paul Vischer One of the keynote speakers will be Phil Vischer who made his first animated film when he was 9 years old. After a brief stint at a Bible college, Vischer struck out on his own looking for a way to integrate faith with filmmaking. In 1991, his quest led him to a tomato and cucumber; today, 50 million faith-filled Veggie Tales

videos have been purchased. Although Big Idea Productions, Vischer’s original company, collapsed in bankruptcy in 2003, he continues his creative involvement in Veggie Tales through its current owner. Vischer writes about the rise and fall of his production company in the book “Me, Myself Lisa Vischer & Bob.” He is also the author of children’s books and his latest project is a 13 DVD series called “Buck Denver Asks What’s in the Bible?” Joining Vischer as a keynote speaker at the Win-Some retreats in May will be his wife of 23 years, Lisa (aka Junior Asparagus). Lisa has worked alongside Phil as a singer/ songwriter, script/book editor, album producer and allaround helpmate. In addition to being a wife and mom to

three nearly-adult children, Lisa leads Bible studies, mentors young women/couples and also teaches and speaks at conferences. Lisa and Phil will also be breakout speakers at the retreat. The third breakout speaker will be River Jordan, author of four southern literary novels. Her most recent work is the best-selling non-fiction “Praying for Strangers,” which chronicles her personal journey of uncovering the Fernando Ortega needs of the human heart as she prayed her way through the year for people she had never met before. Fernando Ortega will be the featured musician at the retreats. He is a storyteller, worship leader, artist and vocalist who has a unique sound of country, classical, Celtic, Latin

What is Win-Some Women? Win-Some Women is a fellowship of inter-denominational women drawn together by a common desire to share the reality of Jesus Christ. This fellowship has grown to serve women from all over Michigan, other states and Canada. Win-Some retreats began in 1971 with a neighborhood Bible study. The next year a luncheon took place with 50 attendees. The early retreats met locally in Bay View, then Petoskey High School, and later Boyne Mountain Convention Center. Currently, Win-Some women ministers to thousands of women each year at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, with retreats each spring and fall. The 2014 fall retreats will be Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 14-15; Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 1516; Thursday and Friday, Oct. 16-17.

American, modern and hymnody. He has earned numerous musical awards and made countless appearances at many events such as Promise Keepers, National Day of Prayer in D.C., and Billy Graham events. Ortega will lead worship time


and present the evening concert at each retreat. Registration for the May Win-Some Women Christian Retreats is available online only and opens at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 8 —


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Pellston Middle School drama club students will present “Babes in Toyland” this weekend.

Pellston middle schoolers present‘Babes in Toyland’ PELLSTON — Pellston Middle School drama club presents the musical, “Babes in Toyland,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 8, and 1 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at Pellston school. The musical is suitable for children of all ages. Prior to the Saturday performance, a Mexican dinner will be served. Tickets for the dinner and show are $10 for adults and $8 for children younger than 12. Tickets for the performance will be available at the door.

The cast includes Ethan Barber as the villainous Barnaby; Kristy Robinson as sweet Mistress Mary Quite Contrary; Chloe Keil as Widow Piper; Lucas Anderson as Barnaby’s nephew Alan; two ruffians, Hunter Williams and Levi Redding. Characters visit Mother Goose Land, the mysterious Toyland and dangerous Spider Forest. In Toyland they meet the Master Toymaker, played by Brianna Jutson, and her quirky assistants, Lizzy Eaton as Grumio and Ivan Putnam as Marmaduke.

Mother Goose Land Characters are played by Isaac Filkins, Jenna Jurek, Jeffrey Thompson, Teyonna Jamroz, Silas Kilpatrick, Zoe Ball, Brynn Warner, Mariah Redding, Morgan Ketvertis and Ashley Howard; and members of the chorus are Elizabeth Slater, Rachel Milbrandt, Haylee VanAken, Allyssa Carpenter, Hali Williams and Katie Schrock. “Babes in Toyland” is under the direction of Lisa Kruzel and Katie Keck, assistant directors Liz Southwell and Jill Kubont.


Mount McSauba to host winter games Sheri McWhirter-O’Donnell Courier editor

CHARLEVOIX — Just because the Olympic games in Russia are finished doesn’t mean the winter games are done, too. Charlevoix’s annual Winterfest Games will return on Friday and Saturday, March 7-8, to Mount McSauba. Favorite events from years past will return to the festival, along with some exciting additions. “It’s going to be a great time,” said Amanda Wilkin, the city’s parks and recreation director. “And we know we’ll have enough snow.” Events include:

— Start 8 p.m. Friday: Rail Jam, night snowshoeing, Parade of Lights down the hill — Start 1 p.m. Saturday: Winterfest Games, live musical entertainment, food offered from Pigs Eatin’ Ribs Various games include ski and snowboard races, rail jam contest, ice skating relay and bumpjumper races, along with some surprises. Winterfest Games events cost a $5 entry fee for each event. New this year are groomer rides available for $20. In addition to all the on-hill events, Mount McSauba also will be offering a bicycle and board swap in the groomer’s garage. Clean, ready-to-sell equipment can be dropped off Friday night during opening events. Equipment

will then be sold all day on Saturday. All funds raised from Winterfest will go toward the cost of improvements to the hill and lodge, to be accompanied with the assistance of grant funding. Winterfest 2014 is sponsored by Fox Motors of Charlevoix. The Cookies live music is funded through John E. Taylor Painting of Waters, south of Gaylord. The Winterfest Games also are sponsored in part by Bergmann Marine, DCL, Nu-Core, Charlevoix Ace Hardware and Bridge Street Taproom. More information about the event is available at or by calling (231) 547-3253.

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Tax filing assistance offered at libraries in Charlevoix, Boyne City CHARLEVOIX — The Charlevoix and Boyne City libraries, through a partnership with the Northwest Community Action Agency, offer free, online tax filing through the libraries’ websites www. or This service is available to

those filers with household adjusted gross income less than $58,000. Basic state and federal tax forms are also available at local libraries, including Charlevoix, Jordan Valley, Boyne City, Petoskey and Walloon and Boyne Falls. Staff is available to assist patrons

in locating and printing forms. A certified tax preparation volunteer will be available to answer questions at (800) 632-7334. For one-on-one assistance, the Boyne library has a volunteer who will assist people each Wednesday. For an appointment, call (231) 582-7861.

PETOSKEY — The St. Patrick’s Day FUNdraiser benefiting the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan will take place Monday, March 17, at Whitecaps Restaurant in Petoskey. Beyond providing a celebratory respite from the long, cold winter, the event will raise needed dollars for Women’s Resource Center programs and services which thousands of individuals rely on every year. A variety of unique items donated by area businesses and individuals will be featured in the silent auction, beginning at 5:30 p.m., and the live auction, beginning at 7 p.m. Auction items include a threeday weekend in Cross Village in a four-bedroom, two-bath home on 160 feet of Lake Michigan frontage; one month unlimited Yoga Roots certificate; six large pot pies from Good Hart General Store; Three Pines Studio $50 workshop certificate; a ride on a Petoskey city fire truck for up to three people; a gourmet Italian or vegan dinner prepared by “chef ” Jan Mancinelli; sailboat outing on Little Traverse Bay aboard the Ensign named Brilliant for four people with captain Jan at the helm and first mate Gail trimming the sails; a huge selection of colorful taper candles from Kilwin’s Chocolates of Petoskey; 600 foot tandem parasail flight from Mackinaw Parasailing; set of two elegant Kohler bathroom sink faucets; Evergreen Lawn Care certificates; and a double chocolate/ raspberry cake from Julienne Tomatoes. “We appreciate the generous donations from the community which help make this a very special event,” said Deb Smith, Women’s Resource Center assistant director. “The dollars raised are absolutely essential to the organization and help support children’s educational programming and scholarships, the 24-hour crisis and information line, heat and electricity at the domestic abuse Safe Home and free counseling to survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault. We invite the community and friends of the WRCNM to celebrate the coming of spring and have FUN.” The FUNdraiser also features hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Tickets are $10 per person and are available at the door or by calling the Women’s Resource Center at (231) 347-0067.



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NEW PLAN FROM A1 lost tax base. The city’s general fund, which supports operations such as public safety, parks and recreation and general government, is one budget category that relies strongly on property tax dollars. Recently, city staff have noted several emerging needs for which funding hasn’t been identified, such as replacing fire vehicles and tending to deferred building maintenance work.  The council recently decided to reinstate a 1 percent administrative fee on property tax bills, freeing up general fund dollars that would otherwise cover tax administration expenses. The freed-up funds are expected to allow one public safety officer position to be filled following a recent retirement, but the department would remain below its 2010 staffing level — and officials have noted that restoring that level would help the department better respond to emerging drug issues. A new tax levy designated to help fund public safety needs — which would require voter approval — is one possible option officials have said could be explored to address the budgetary challenges. Fraser said he likes some aspects of the citizen committee approach to studying city finances, such as the opportunity to include voters from a variety of backgrounds in the process. But on the whole, he said the council’s consensus Monday was for its members to tackle the research at workshop meetings. With the council’s regular meetings normally taking place on the first and third Mondays of each month, Fraser said one potential scheduling approach is to have the council meet for the workshops on other Mondays. He expects these would follow a format similar to city strategic planning sessions — with officials seated “in the round” and the public welcome to attend. Fraser said the city hopefully will have a schedule for the workshops firmed up within March. Council member John Murphy is among those favoring the workshop approach rather than having a committee study the budgetary needs. He noted that approval of a city budget is among the council’s key responsibilities. Since members have familiarity with year-toyear budget processes, “I feel that the people on city council as a group should have enough experience” to study the finances, Murphy noted.


On Monday, the Petoskey City Council approved the appointment of Rev. James Hempstead to serve on the Greenwood Cemetery Board. Hempstead will fill the remaining board term of Jack Waldvogel, who died Feb. 2. The term expires in 2018. The workshop approach also could provide better opportunities for public input in the process, he added. Concerning the study process, “I think everything should be on the table, because in order to balance the budget, we need to be creative,” Murphy said. Murphy said he believes the city has “a great public safety department, and the way to keep it that way is to make sure we have proper equipment and proper manpower for the job.” But before taking a step such as putting a public safety millage request on the ballot, Murphy said officials need to be able to demonstrate that they’d bee seeking the least amount of funding necessary to address the needs, and that all other possible approaches to meeting the needs have been exhausted. In other business Monday, the council considered a proposed update to the city’s fireworks ordinance, one that would put new limits on the hours when consumer fireworks would be used. Fraser said further consideration of this change is expected at the council’s March 17 meeting. Consumer use of aerial fireworks became legal in Michigan at the beginning of 2012. Following feedback from municipalities about the complaints that fireworks noise was generating, state officials amended regulations so that municipalities could further restrict the hours of fireworks use. Petoskey’s proposed ordinance change would prohibit the use of consumer fireworks between the hours of 1 and 8 a.m. on the days before and after federal holidays — in keeping with the time restrictions which the state allows for municipalities with populations less than 50,000.  

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Doctors hope for cure in second baby born with HIV MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer

A second baby born with the AIDS virus may have had her infection put into remission and possibly cured by very early treatment — in this instance, four hours after birth. Doctors revealed the case Wednesday at an AIDS conference in Boston. The girl was born in suburban Los Angeles last April, a month after researchers announced the first case from Mississippi. That was a medical first that led doctors worldwide to rethink how fast and hard to treat infants born with HIV, and the California doctors followed that example. In another AIDS-related development, scientists have modified genes in the blood cells of a dozen adults to help them resist HIV. The results give hope that this approach might one day free at least some people from needing medicines to keep HIV under control, a form of cure. That study was published in Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine. The Mississippi baby is now 3 1/2 and seems HIV-free despite no treatment for about two years. The Los Angeles baby is still getting AIDS medicines, so the status of her infection is not as clear. A host of sophisticated tests at multiple times suggest the LA baby has completely cleared the virus, said Dr. Deborah Persaud, a Johns Hopkins University physician who led the testing. The baby’s signs are different from what doctors see in patients whose infections are merely suppressed by successful treatment, she said. “We don’t know if the baby is in remission ... but it looks like that,” said Dr. Yvonne Bryson, an infectious disease specialist at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA who consulted on the girl’s care. Doctors are cautious about suggesting she has been cured, “but that’s obviously our hope,” Bryson said. Most HIV-infected moms in

Commission wants quicker action to stop Asian carp


Mississippi River and many of its tributaries. A January report by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers offered eight options for stopping them from reaching Lake Michigan through Chicago waterways. Some could take 25 years to implement. The commission says in the meantime, the government should take more control measures including chemicals, better management of vessel ballast, intensive harvests and modification of a lock and dam structure.

10:30 p.m., the ferry will close down at 7:30 p.m. Opening times are not slated to change. Hamilton, the board’s chairman, said the move is expected to save about $500 a week in wages alone. He said the board chose the late evening hours because historically, those are the times when it sees the least amount of use. “There are times when the ferry sits for a couple of hours without being used,” Hamilton said. He said the changes are something the board is trying

TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — An agency representing the eight Great Lakes states wants the federal government to take quicker action to prevent an Asian carp attack that could devastate native fish populations. Meeting Wednesday in Washington, D.C., the Great Lakes Commission endorsed short-term measures it says could be taken while the debate continues over a permanent solution. Bighead and silver carp from Asia have infested the

John Scholten, superintendent of the Public Schools of Petoskey (from left); Cameron Brunet-Koch, president of North Central Michigan College; Mandy Stewart, principal of Petoskey High School (fourth from right); and Wendy Fought, director of student outreach and engagement at North Central Michigan College (far right), present each Early College student with a North Central T-shirt to mark the beginning of their journey. For more information about Early College and the Fifth Year program, contact Wendy Fought at (231) 439-6349 or

the U.S. get AIDS medicines during pregnancy, which greatly cuts the chances they will pass the virus to their babies. The Mississippi baby’s mom received no prenatal care and her HIV was discovered during labor. Doctors started the baby on treatment 30 hours after birth, even before tests could determine whether she was infected. The LA baby was born at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach, and “we knew this mother from a previous pregnancy” and that she was not taking her HIV medicines, said Dr. Audra Deveikis, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at the hospital. The mom was given AIDS drugs during labor to try to prevent transmission of the virus, and Deveikis started the baby on them a few hours after birth. Tests later confirmed she had been infected, but does not appear to be now, nearly a year later. The baby is continuing treatment, is in foster care “and looking very healthy,” Bryson said. The Mississippi girl was treated until she was 18 months old, when doctors lost contact with her. Ten months later when she returned, they could find no sign of infection even though the mom had stopped giving her AIDS medicines. Bryson is one of the leaders of a federally funded study just getting underway to see if very early treatment can cure HIV infection. About 60 babies in the U.S. and other countries will get very aggressive treatment that will be discontinued if tests over a long time, possibly two years, suggest no active infection. “These kids obviously will be followed very, very closely” for signs of the virus, said Persaud, who described the LA case at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. The study in adults was prompted by an AIDS patient who appears cured after getting a cell transplant seven years ago in Berlin from a donor with

natural immunity to the virus. Only about 1 percent of people have two copies of the gene that gives this protection, and researchers have been seeking a more practical way to get similar results. HIV usually infects blood cells through a protein on their surface called CCR5. A California company, Sangamo BioSciences Inc., makes a treatment that can knock out a gene that makes CCR5. Dr. Carl June at the University of Pennsylvania tested it in 12 HIV patients who had their blood filtered to remove some of their cells. The treated cells were infused back into the patients. Four weeks later, half of the patients were temporarily taken off AIDS medicines to see the gene therapy’s effect. The virus returned in all but one of them; that patient turned out to have one copy of the protective gene. “We knew that the virus was going to come back in most of the patients,” but the hope is that the modified cells eventually will outnumber the rest and give the patient a way to control viral levels without medicines, said Dr. Pablo Tebas, one of the Penn researchers. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases sponsored the work with Sangamo and Penn. “The ultimate goal is to create an immune system in the body that’s been edited genetically so the cells are not capable of being infected with HIV,” said director Dr. Anthony Fauci, “but we are a long way from there at this point.” Jay Johnson, 53, who works for Action AIDS, an advocacy and service organization in Philadelphia, had the treatment more than three years ago. Although the virus rebounded when he temporarily went off HIV medicines, tests show his modified blood cells are still multiplying. “Hopefully one day I’ll be able to say I’m HIV negative again,” he said.

for this year, but are not set in stone. In fact, Hamilton said the board has already had contact from a few people concerned about the changes. In one case a township official was concerned that the ferry remain open on election day. In another instance, some concerns have been raised about the ferry being available for special events — such as those that might happen at Castle Farms. Hamilton said that the board and ferry captains are willing to make arrangements stay

open for special events if they receive sufficient advance notice. He added that the cost savings are an effort by the board to keep operating costs for the ferry, which cuts about 20 miles off a trip from Charlevoix to Boyne City across the Ironton Narrows. He said there are no current plans to raise fares for the ferry. Fares currently are $3.25 per car, $0.50 for a pedestrian and $1 for a cyclist and bike.

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Rules would tighten cold medicine buys ASHLEY WEIGEL Capital News Service

LANSING – Lawmakers are trying to make it harder for methamphetamine makers to get the ingredients of the illegal drug from lots of purchasers of legal quantities of cold medicines. The Senate recently passed legislation sponsored by Sen. John Proos, R-St. Joseph, that deals with obtaining ephedrine and pseudoephedrine. Those two major components of meth are also found in some cold medicines. The legislation also would create a registry of people convicted of meth crimes and requires them to have a prescription to buy certain cold medicines. Offenders would stay on this registry for 10 years after a meth conviction. Proos said that police across the state are concerned about the cost of meth offenses, both to the families of the felons and to the communities dealing with these issues. Meth offenses are clustered in southeast Michigan, he said. Residents should have “safe and legal access to a safe and legal over-thecounter drug” without having to take the time to get a prescription because of a few people breaking the law, Proos said. The State Police, which support the bills, want the cold medicines to be prescription only for just the bad actors, said Sgt. Amy Dehner, the agency’s legislative liaison. The bills would protect resident who want to be able to buy the medicines for legitimate reasons. The other bills deal with people who supply ephedrine or pseudoephedrine products to previously convicted meth felons. Rep. Amanda Price, R-Park Township, has


introduced similar bills. The bills would punish people buying these substances to aggregate large amounts by making it a Class B felony conviction with a fine up to $10,000. While it is illegal to buy large quantities of these medicines, these bills would make it illegal for people to buy small amounts that are aggregated for meth production. Price said the registry is an addition to the flagging system in the database that was put in place in 2011.That’s the National Precursor Log Exchange used by pharmacists in Michigan and 27 other states to check how many products containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine have been purchased by the same person. If that individual has gone over the limit, which is 3.6 grams per day or a total of 9 grams over the course of 30 days, then the pharmacy will refuse the sale. Both the House and Senate meth bills are in the House Criminal Justice Committee.

Detroit filmmaker shoots fire footage from a drone MARTE SKAARA Capital News Service

Three big fire trucks have brought out ladders and are spraying water on a burning building from above. On the ground firefighters and several fire trucks work to put out the flames. That’s when Harry Arnold launches his drone and flies it towards the fire, filming the big cloud of grey smoke rising from the building. Two firefighters were hurt in this May 30th Detroit fire. Arnold thinks that the video he made of the fire shows how important it can be to have an eye in the sky. “On the video you could see the bricks falling on the firefighters,” Arnold said. “No one else could see that.” He hopes the video can show people that drones are valuable firefighting tools. Arnold, a Detroit filmmaker and photographer, has flown unmanned aerial vehicles as a hobbyist for 10 years. He has used them for filming for three years. He’s been filming landscapes and different events, and in the past year he started to film fires. So far he has filmed eight from the air. Flying the drone up among the flames and smoke requires use of his long experience. Even though he said that the basic way to film is the same, he feels a rush to get the drone up above the fire. “I’ve got to fight the rush-

ing feeling,” Arnold said. “I know [when] I fly near an emergency area – the last thing they [the firefighters] need is me crashing [the drone]. It’s crucial that things go right. It’s challenging.” Arnold maneuvered the drone between electrical wires during the fire in May. Fascinated YouTube watchers asked him if he crashed into them. He did not, but he has had a couple of close calls that taught him a few lessons. The first thing Arnold does when he arrives at a burning building is to check the direction of the wind, he said. He wants to launch so the wind blows away from him. But as long as he takes precautions, he thinks it’s pretty safe. “Now I have no hesitations,” he said. Arnold can quickly set up his small quadcopter, a helicopter with four rotors that costs approximately $1,000 and gives a good combination of stability and reliability, he said. In a crash, his four-pound drone would do less damage than say a 15-pound octocopter, which has eight rotors. Arnold started videoing fires the night before last Halloween. After a brutal Devil’s Night in Detroit in 1994, when fires ravaged the city, city officials created Angel’s Night where volunteers patrol neighborhoods to report suspicious activity. In 2012, Arnold volunteered at a Detroit community center to use his drone to patrol the streets. “That’s when I started

working with the firefighters,” Arnold explained. “I approached them. I had a drone and showed them the things I was doing. All I had to do was to show them the pictures and they were interested just from that.” The Detroit Fire Department is excited about Arnold’s work. “He gives us a vision,” said Dale Bradley, a Detroit fire captain. He has alerted Arnold about three recent fires, the last one Sept. 25 when a tanker burned at Interstate 94 in Detroit. The work with Arnold and his drone is very new to the fire department, Bradley said. The firefighters have used the drone footage for training. Arnold has arrived after the fire and filmed hazardous material sites, and the firefighters use the video to see what they can do better in the future. The goal is to get Arnold to the scene in time to live stream the drone video to the firefighters’ smart phones. That could help firefighters find out if there is a child in the building or if a floor has collapsed. “Harry has the capability to go through windows and doors. He can go into the building and do a quick search,” Bradley said. “This can lower our response time and save lives.” But it has to be the “right” fire and situation. Arnold also thinks the drones can help. “With time they can save lives,” he said. To operate a drone itself,

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2-year extension seen for canceled health plans RICARDO ALONSOZALDIVAR Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will allow a two-year extension for people whose individual health insurance policies don’t comply with requirements of the new health care law, helping to defuse a politically difficult electionyear issue for Democrats. A government official familiar with the policy said Wednesday that the administration has decided to extend for another two years a transition plan that the White House announced last fall. The extension would be valid for policies issued up to Oct. 1, 2016. The official was not authorized to discuss the change on the record and spoke only on condition of anonymity. The cancellation of at least 4.7 million individual policies was one of the most politically damaging issues in the transition to a new insurance system under President Barack Obama’s health care law. A wave of cancellations hit last fall, around the time that the new website was overwhelmed with technical problems

that kept many consumers for signing up for coverage. It’s not clear how many people would actually be affected by the latest change. About half the states have allowed insurance companies to extend cancelled policies for a year under the original White House transition plan. The policies usually provided less financial protection and narrower benefits than the coverage required under the law. Nonetheless, the skimpier insurance was acceptable to many consumers because it generally cost less. “It’s not likely to affect a large number of people but it certainly avoids difficult anecdotes about people having their policies canceled,” said Larry Levitt of the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation, an expert on insurance markets. “I think it’s a small and dwindling number of people who are affected.” It’s also not known if policyholders will find any financial relief if they are allowed to stay with their extended policies. Insurers in several states where extensions were allowed for 2014 have said they planned to hike the cost of those plans.

the fire department, as a public institution, would need a Certificate of Authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration. To get permission to fly, the firefighters would have to provide federal officials with the location 60 days in advance. That’s not feasible as no one can predict where the next fire might be. Getting their own drone is not a priority for the fire department, which needs more firefighters and has many budget problems, Bradley said. “Their hands are tied,” Arnold said. “That’s how I get to be able to help. [I] use the technology, give them ideas and get experience. It’s a win-win.” By working under rules that regulate hobbyists and not charging for his fire videos, Arnold said he is not violating federal rules. But it is a grey area, said Matthew Waite, director of the drone journalism program at the University of Nebraska. “The fire department is not flying, so they’re not doing anything illegal. But I would suspect that FAA would take a dim view of this arrangement,” he wrote in an email. If they are flying in metro Detroit it’s going to be hard to argue that they’re not flying over houses or people, which would be against the rules for hobbyists, Waite wrote. “Issues like this are going to keep coming up more and more as the technology allows people to do things but the law does not,” Waite added.



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Barking dogs can bite at relationships among neighbors SUE MANNING Associated Press STOCKXCHNG.COM


So far, that includes Gary Garrett, who’s losing sleep as three Rottweilers howl through the night in his neighborhood in Visalia, about 200 miles north of Los Angeles. He says the sound penetrates his walls like “blow horns or subwoofers.” He visited his neighbor when it started six months ago, and she told him to get earplugs. Garrett is also upset with animal control and the city. Animal control needs to hear the barking to take action, but he says representatives come during the day and the barking happens at night. His neighbors “are being inconsiderate and the city is not doing anything about it. I don’t want a battle here. I just want to

Long-term care homes: living with dignity The expression “long-term care” usually refers to 24-hour care given to people who can no longer look after themselves. But when it involves a loved one who only has a limited degree of autonomy due to ageing, this expression becomes very personal indeed. Then the very difficult decision has to be taken to admit that our loved one needs long-term care. As long as the person concerned still lives at home, the necessary steps regarding a request for placement in a long-term care home can be made by the person involved, by a family member or a friend. If the individual has already been admitted to a general care or specialized hospital, it is this establishment which will be responsible for taking the necessary steps.

sleep at night,” Garrett said. Many municipalities post online instructions on filing complaints or petitions. Garrett has completed paperwork, but even if a citation is issued, “it’s no guarantee the barking will stop,” said Tami Crawford, executive director of the Valley Oak Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which the city contracts to provide animal control services. “It’s a tough problem,” Crawford said. “It takes cooperation on both sides of the fence, and sometimes neighbors can’t do that.” Lori Weise, founder of Downtown Dog Rescue in South Gate, a city just south of Los Ange-

les, knows barking can be an adoption deal-breaker. So, she’s training her rescue’s 17 dogs to bark and go silent on command. It’s important, because simple feuds can quickly escalate to violence: — In December, a Detroit man was accused of killing a neighbor who complained about his dog’s barking. He’s facing murder and firearms charges. — Last April, an Oregon father reportedly paid his 30-year-old son $500 to shoot and kill a neighbor’s barking Lab. The father pleaded no contest, and the son pleaded guilty. Experts say problems could be avoided if potential pet owners think ahead before they bring a dog home. “It’s really important to ‘think before you adopt’ and determine if you have the time, the lifestyle and the schedule to give a dog the kind of care he or she needs,” said Madeline Bernstein, president of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Los Angeles. And while barking can grate on neighbors’ nerves, it can also be rough on animals, said Mychelle Blake, CEO of the South Carolina-based Association of Professional Dog Trainers. They can get hurt misbehaving, by jumping over fences or

barking themselves hoarse, she said. If a dog is bored, increase its exercise. “If you don’t give them something to do, they will find something, and it’s not always what you want,” Blake said. If it stays out all day, sprinkle its kibble around so it has to hunt for food, she suggested. Anxiety and fear are harder to deal with, and the problems get worse the longer they go on, Blake said. Sometimes they require vet care and medication. There are also sound, shock and scent devices that promise to curb barking. Sound devices, the most popular, include whistles, collars and remotes that emit high-pitched, ultrasonic tones only dogs can hear. Manufacturer First Alert for Pets makes devices that are harmless and disrupt unwanted behavior, spokesman Ryan Brooks said. He says “it is a safe sound that won’t hurt the dog’s ears and is undetectable by humans.” But Blake said the collars teach dogs not to bark at all and warned that they can make anxiety and fear worse. “They get rid of the symptoms but not the cause of barking. And the emissions are not pleasant sensations for the dogs either,” she said.

Seniors wish to be respected and at the same time remain active during their retirement years, they wish to make their own decisions on the care they receive, and these considerations must be taken into account when choosing a long-term care home. These homes are a combination of healthcare, both nursing and medical care, on the one hand, and social services on the other hand. As far as social services are concerned, leisure activities will vary from one home to another, depending on available resources. Don’t hesitate to ask questions about this: does the home employ professionals, recreation technicians or social workers. If not, do they have occupational therapists or physiotherapists available several times a week? The answers to these questions can reassure us as to the availability of services within the longterm care facility... and can also give us some idea as to whether the dignity and selfesteem of our loved one will be respected.

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LOS ANGELES — Many neighborhood feuds in the U.S. are caused by barking and parking. When it comes to barking, animal trainers say dogs are usually bored, scared or anxious, so they shouldn’t be blamed for fights that involve their masters. Incessant barking has stirred neighborhood violence and bred an industry of shock and sound devices decried as hurtful by some but hailed as solutions by their makers. Ultimately, owners need to take responsibility for devoting enough time to pet care, experts say. They urge people to get to the root of the problem before boredom, anxiety or fear turn into shredded bedspreads, puddles in the house or escape attempts. Make sure bored animals get plenty of exercise and find out what’s upsetting them — maybe it’s just a car’s backfire. “Barking definitely affects people’s lives,” said Sgt. Dustin Delridge, an officer for the Missoula, Mont., Police Department who deals with quality-of-life issues, such as barking. By the time he gets involved, bad feelings usually are brewing. Sometimes solutions are as simple as moving a kennel to the other side of a yard or asking an owner to keep a dog inside. “Most of the time, we can come up with a solution,” he said. “Once in a while, we can’t make anybody happy.”

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Class C District

East Jordan, Boyne City advance to title game Noah Bacchus’ late OT layup lifts Red Devils past Rayders Drew Kochanny

Police disperse fans after punches thrown at game

CLIO — Police helped disperse fans and at least one assistant coach from a basketball court at a Michigan high school after punches were thrown following a game. Saginaw High beat Saginaw Arthur Hill 53-51 Monday night, and reports fans rushed the court after a last-second, full-court shot failed. The first-round district game was at Clio High School, about 65 miles northwest of Detroit. reports punches were thrown before police, coaches and school personnel dispersed the crowd. Arthur Hill coach Greg McMath says “people are emotional and sometimes tempers can get out of hand,” but no players were involved. Saginaw High coach Julian Taylor says it was “an emotional game” and his players got off the court. Saginaw High plays Clio in a district semifinal Wednesday at the school.

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Tigers’ Hunter says he didn’t actually kiss alligator

MANCELONA — A dream moment and shot come true. With the game tied and on the line in overtime of the Mancelona Class C district semifinal matchup between East Jordan and Charlevoix on Wednesday, Red Devil senior Noah Bacchus would have a moment to make a dream, a reality. With 11 seconds remaining in a 46-46 overtime contest, Bacchus took the ball from the perimeter, drove around a double screen to the basket and let up a layup that would drop in over the outstretched hands of Charlevoix defender Zach Hankins and down through the net. The ice in the veins play by Bacchus would g ive t h e Red Devils a 48-46 lead with 3.5 seconds to go. On the ensuing last second heave from the Rayders, Bacchus Noah Bacchus would c u t t h e East Jordan senior guard ball short at midcourt, giving East Jordan the 48-46 win and berth to a Class C district final at 7 p.m. Friday, March 7, in Mancelona. The Red Devils, now 16-4 overall, will face Boyne City, 20-1, for the third time this season in the final. Boyne City, ranked No. 4 in the Michigan Associated Press Class C state poll, advanced to the title game against East Jordan with a 69-40 win over Johannesburg-Lewiston in Wednesday’s other semifinal. “That shot is the best thing in the world,” Bacchus said. “What I’ve been working for all season, that’s the shot I dreamed about as a kid to go into the championship. We’ve been working for it this whole season. We always say to take one game at a time, but this is our annual goal to get to the district final.” As it even turns out, it’s not

MANCELONA — Business as usual for Boyne City. The Ramblers etched one more goal out of their season wish list on Thursday in their Class C district final matchup with Johannesburg-Lewiston, beating the Cardinals 69-40 in the Mancelona High School gym. The win for Boyne moves the Ramblers, ranked No. 4 in the final Michigan Associated Press Class C state poll, to 20-1 overall on the season and places them in a matchup against East Jordan, 16-4, at 7 p.m. Friday, March 7, in the district final in the Mancelona High School gym. Although the Ramblers would eventually close out the night with a near 30-point win, play for the Ramblers early in the first against Joburg wouldn’t be typical of Boyne’s season. “I don’t think we were mentally

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“That shot is the best thing in the world. What I’ve been working for all season, that’s the shot I dreamed about as a kid to go into the championship.”

LAKELAND, Fla. — Torii Hunter claims he didn’t actually kiss an alligator. The Detroit outfielder was featured in a viral photo from spring training that showed him puckering up next to the bounded mouth of a gator — but he told reporters Wednesday he was just “on the backside of it” and there was no kiss. Hunter says he’d never touched a gator before. The photo is available via a link from Hunter’s Twitter account. The picture was part of a morning meeting the Tigers have been holding daily at spring training under new manager Brad Ausmus. It may sound like a more formal start to each day, but it’s also a chance for the team to share a few laughs. DREW KOCHANNY / NEWS-REVIEW

East Jordan senior Noah Bacchus (left) celebrates with teammates Donny Cutler (middle) and Dustin Hejka (right) moments after giving the Red Devils a 48-46 lead in overtime against Charlevoix on a driving layup with 3.5 seconds to play on

Wednesday in Mancelona. Bacchus finished with 28 points as the Red Devils won their Class C district semifinal matchup with the Rayders, 48-46, giving them a berth in the district final against Boyne City on Friday, March 7, in Mancelona.

Ramblers roll past Joburg, 69-40 Drew Kochanny (231)439-9345 -

Boyne City senior Ryan Carson throws down a dunk during the third quarter of Wednesday’s 69-40 Class C district semifinal matchup with JohannesburgLewiston at the Mancelona High School gym.


Class D district

Loggers top Gaylord St. Mary, move to title game against Bellaire Brandon Folsom (989) 732-1111 —

ELLSWORTH – Marcus Matelski led Boyne Falls with a double-double, 28 points and 10 rebounds, en route to a 68-50 win over Gaylord St. Mary in the Class D District 121 Semifinal on Wednesday at Ellsworth. Boyne Falls forced nine turnovers in the first quarter to outscore St. Mary 24-6. The Loggers sprinted up court after each rebound and used quick ball movement to find open scorers underneath the basket. They also nailed a trio of 3-pointers in the quarter. On the other end of the court, they held the Snowbirds to 3 of 9 shooting.

Matelski, who finished with seven steals, helped tip passes and shutdown St. Mary’s offense to ignite the Loggers’ first-quarter run. “I thought we had great energy tonight off of the tip,” Boyne Falls coach Tim Smith said. “I liked the way we shared and moved the ball. Playing in our second game here this week was a big help to us. “Our M.O. all year is that we make runs. We are a good 3-point shooting team. We’re a team that can make three in a row. A 7-point game can be 16 really quick.” Clay Whitley of Boyne Falls added 14 points and seven rebounds, Brendon Matelski had 12 See Loggers on Page B3

Boyne Falls senior Brendon Matelski finished with 12 points as the Loggers defeated Gaylord St. Mary, 68-50, Wednesday in a Class D district semifinal at the Ellsworth High School gym. BRANDON FOLSOM / GAYLORD HERALD-TIMES

Rangers, Lightning swap captains in Callahan, St. Louis NEW YORK — The New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning pulled off the biggest deal on NHL trade deadline day Wednesday, swapping captains Ryan Callahan and Martin St. Louis. The surprising move was announced just hours before the afternoon deadline and shortly before the Rangers hosted the Toronto Maple Leafs. St. Louis arrived in time to make his debut with New York, but the Rangers lost 3-2 in overtime. The Rangers had been trying to sign Callahan, who can become an unrestricted free agent this summer, but weren’t able to reach an agreement with the gritty forward. They sent him packing instead of risking losing him for nothing.

L.A. Kings bolster offense with Gaborik COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Los Angeles Kings bolstered their offense by acquiring former scoring whiz Marian Gaborik from the Blue Jackets on Wednesday. The Blue Jackets got right wing Matt Frattin and two conditional picks, most likely a second-round pick and also a third-rounder if the Kings win their first-round playoff series or re-sign Gaborik.

Hester will not be back with Bears next season CHICAGO — Record-setting returner Devin Hester said he will not be back with the Chicago Bears next season. “From my knowledge, I know that Chicago wants to go a different route with me,” Hester told the NFL Network. He added the Bears are “parting ways” with him. The team declined to comment. It looks as if Hester will hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent after an eight-year run with the Bears that produced no shortage of highlights. He matched Hall of Famer Deion Sanders’ NFL record with his 19th return for a touchdown last season, tying his friend and mentor with an 81-yard punt return at Washington in October. It was Hester’s 13th punt return for a TD, extending his own record in that category.


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Ramblers from B1 ready to play tonight to be honest with you,” Boyne City coach Nick Redman said. “I was disappointed in a lot of our main guys. I didn’t think we were focused to start the game.” “I don’t know what it was,” Redman added. “It was good to get off to a slow start and still win, but we’ve got to have effort for 32 minutes.” While in a 9-9 contest early with the Cardinals, Boyne began to pull away in the first quarter thanks to the play of senior forward Ryan Carson and junior guard Corey Redman, as Boyne would close out the first with a 16-12 lead. With Carson and Redman doing much of the work in the second quarter, Boyne would pull away in the quarter, going up 18 points at the half in a 42-24 game. At the half Carson and Redman combined for 31 of the Ramblers 42 points. “I think they both played well,” Nick Redman said of the two. “I just think our guards didn’t shoot as well as they usually do.” In the third, Boyne began to look much like the team they had throughout the season, pulling away by as much as 25 in the third, while ending the quarter up 57-33. “I just think we started to play better,” Redman said of his team in the second half. “We started defending better. I thought at the start of the game we were gambling too much. We weren’t playing real disciplined.” Playing against a much more physically gifted team in Boyne, second year JoBurg coach Troy Huff came away still impressed with how his team came out on the night. “I told my boys it’s a different element over here. They allow them to play a little more,” Huff said. “I’m just proud of the boys. It was a physical game and I’m just extremely proud of how the boys played and played through it.” In a building program, Huff knows he’s got a team he can build around for another two, three years and then some, especially with

the first time Bacchus sent a Charlevoix team away empty in overtime. “I remember seventhgrade year we played Charlevoix in double-overtime and we beat them. I hit a free throw to win that game,” Bacchus added. “Then this comes down to it and I saw it and just took it.” Early in the contest, the eventual dream night for the Red Devils would look like a nightmare, as the Rayders opened the first half with a 18-8 lead in the second quarter and eventually held a 25-14 lead at the end of the first half. “Charlevoix came out a little quicker a little harder, more agg ressive and we didn’t,” East Jordan coach Darrin Weber said. “I’ve got young kids and they’ve never really been in that position before. Defensively I thought we were OK, but offensively we just couldn’t get anything going.” Weber’s young players would get acclimated to the big moment and the second half against the Rayders early, hitting a 7-0 run to make it a 25-21 game, as they inched their way back into the contest. The Red Devils took their first lead since the first quarter with just under 3 minutes to go in the third, 30-29, and the quarter would come to a close knotted at 32-all. Each team would score 10 points in the fourth quarter, as each would have a chance to prevent the game from overtime, but missed free throws from the Rayders and arrant shots from the Red Devils sent the game to an extra quarter. “I think that third quarter cost us. I think we were complacent on defense,” Charlevoix coach Bret Erskine said. “We were trying to match our defense with a couple big guys against their small guys. They just kept pecking away. There were a lot of things that we should have done and we didn’t.” A back and forth overtime quarter would eventually give the Rayders the ball with a chance to win it,

Prep basketball

BOYS’ BASKETBALL Class A District Semifinals Kalamazoo Central 54, Portage Northern 39 Niles 57, St. Joseph 53 Holt 81, Richland Gull Lake 68 Mason 62, Grand Ledge 60 Lansing Eastern 45, Lansing Everett 42 Okemos 59, Haslett 50 Holland 54, Jenison 48 Hudsonville 89, Wyoming 78 Muskegon 74, Muskegon Reeths-Puffer 41 Grand Rapids Northview 66, Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern 50 Grand Blanc 66, Linden 31 Swartz Creek 75, Lapeer East 61 Saginaw 80, Clio 60 Midland Dow 66, Saginaw Heritage 43 Mount Pleasant 57, Midland 51 Alpena 55, Traverse City Central 36 Traverse City West 77, Sault Area 57 Temperance Bedford 55, Monroe 49 Ypsilanti 67, Ypsilanti Lincoln 32 Brownstown Woodhaven 48, Trenton 43 Romulus 68, Westland John Glenn 56 Taylor Truman 76, Taylor Kennedy 48 Allen Park 68, Dearborn Edsel Ford 23 Ann Arbor Huron 65, Pinckney 48 Ann Arbor Skyline 71, Ann Arbor Pioneer 52 Canton 44, Detroit Catholic Central 36 Canton Salem 80, Novi 71 Livonia Stevenson 57, Livonia Franklin 47 Redford Thurston 62, Garden City 49 Oak Park 53, Birmingham Groves 40 Southfield Lathrup 73, Berkley 63 Walled Lake Western 66, West Bloomfield 54 Howell 57, South Lyon 39 Milford 48, Hartland 35 Rochester Hills Stoney Creek 48, Oxford 30 Utica 42, Utica Ford 39 Utica Eisenhower 65, Romeo 56 Macomb Dakota 66, Port Huron Northern 36 Class B District Semifinals Coloma 67, Buchanan 66 Edwardsburg 52, Three Rivers 41 Sturgis 52, Vicksburg 49 Battle Creek Harper Creek 76, Battle Creek Pennfield 59 Marshall 65, Parchment 53 Eaton Rapids 62, Olivet 54 Parma Western 55, Leslie 44 Jackson Lumen Christi 66, Napoleon 37 Adrian 45, Ida 38 Lansing Catholic 53, Fowlerville 37 Williamston 65, Perry 42 Portland 49, Hastings 44 Wayland 69, Lake Odessa Lakewood 45 Otsego 71, Paw Paw 60 Plainwell 62, South Haven 50 Holland Christian 50, Allendale 34 Grand Rapids Forest Hills Eastern 51, Grand Rapids Catholic Central 43 Coopersville 64, Muskegon Oakridge 41 Spring Lake 50, Muskegon Orchard View 30 Fremont 66, Grant 40 Newaygo 75, Howard City Tri-County 35 Alma 61, Shepherd 43 Belding 52, Ovid-Elsie 45 Flint Southwestern 79, Corunna 62 Goodrich 80, Lake Fenton 35 Algonac 43, Armada 42 St. Clair 48, Richmond 32 Imlay City 64, Capac 33 Yale 55, North Branch 52 Frankenmuth 66, Flint Northwestern 55 Millington 51, Flint Powers 47 Birch Run 55, Freeland 52 Saginaw Swan Valley 62, Carrollton 60 Bay City John Glenn 67, Essexville Garber 54 Standish-Sterling 53, Midland Bullock Creek 39 Big Rapids 55, Reed City 53 Remus Chippewa Hills 72, Clare 70 Ludington 67, Kingsley 48 Mason County Central 71, Benzonia Benzie Central 23 Cadillac 57, Roscommon 38 West Branch Ogemaw Heights 70, Grayling 61 Escanaba 60, Gladstone 48 Menominee 50, Kingsford 42 Class C District Semifinals Addison 67, Pittsford 33 Adrian Madison 67, Sand Creek 47 Erie-Mason 65, Blissfield 32 Clinton 46, Whitmore Lake 45 Hartford 55, Gobles 51 Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Central 79, Kalamazoo Christian 65 Potterville 69, Dansville 51 Laingsburg 45, Carson City-Crystal 42 Pewamo-Westphalia 63, Bath 34 Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian 64, Grand Rapids Covenant Christian 60 Flint Beecher 53, Flint Hamady 32 Brown City 68, Landmark Academy 28 Marlette 45, Memphis 29 Harbor Beach 53, Sandusky 48 New Lothrop 41, Vassar 34 Hemlock 55, St. Charles 36 Saginaw Nouvel 54, Merrill 17 Ithaca 60, Morley-Stanwood 57 Lakeview 58, Blanchard Montabella 45 Beaverton 46, Sanford-Meridian 43 Leroy Pine River 70, Evart 49 Lincoln-Alcona 68, Houghton Lake 40 Mio 71, Oscoda 32 Manton 56, Lake City 55 Traverse City St. Francis 70, McBain 63 Boyne City 69, Johannesburg-Lewiston 40 East Jordan 48, Charlevoix 46 Indian River-Inland Lakes 61, Newberry 59, OT St. Ignace LaSalle 59, Harbor Springs 56 Ishpeming 78, Ishpeming Westwood 44 Negaunee 64, Gwinn 51 Norway 39, Iron Mountain 32 Ironwood 52, Calumet 26 Class D District semifinals Bloomfield Hills Roeper 40, Clarkston EverDREW KOCHANNY / NEWS-REVIEW est Collegiate 37 his way to the basket during the first half of Merritt Academy 45, Sterling Heights Parkway Christian 42 Wednesday’s game in Mancelona. Burton Madison 84, Burton Faith 27 Lansing Christian 61, Webberville 39 East Jordan senior Battle Creek St. Philip 67, Kalamazoo Lakeside Prep Academy 34 Noah Bacchus Climax-Scotts 53, Martin 36 (left) puts up the Wyoming Tri-unity Christian 72, Wyoming West Michigan Lutheran 28 game winning Fulton-Middleton 67, Fowler 46 layup past the out- Portland St. Patrick 54, Ashley 52 Bay City All Saints 51, Akron-Fairgrove 49 stretched arm of Marion 54, Big Rapids Crossroads Charter Charlevoix senior Academy 41 Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart 71, McBain Zach Hankins Northern Michigan Christian 44 with 3.5 seconds Baldwin 71, Walkerville 43 Pentwater 78, Brethren 75 remaining in Bear Lake 64, Mesick 37 overtime on Frankfort 67, Buckley 42 Leland 44, Lake Leelanau St. Mary 36 Wednesday in Suttons Bay 48, Traverse City Christian 46 Mancelona. The Atlanta 40, Fairview 38 Au Gres-Sims 38, Hale 37 Red Devils won Hillman 79, Rogers City 52 their Class C Onaway 59, Posen 49 Bellaire 58, Ellsworth 42 district semifinal Boyne Falls 56, Gaylord St. Mary 30 matchup with Brimley 54, DeTour 43 Cedarville 94, Pickford 62 the Rayders, Cooks Big Bay de Noc 63, Rapid River 50 48-46, giving Munising 79, Grand Marais 24 Carney-Nadeau 72, Bark River-Harris 60 them a berth in Powers North Central 74, Iron Mountain the district final North Dickinson 63 against Boyne City Crystal Falls Forest Park 73, Watersmeet 45 41, Ewen-Trout Creek 35 on Friday, March 7, Wakefield-Marenisco Lake Linden-Hubbell 75, Baraga 32 in Mancelona. Painesdale Jeffers 47, Dollar Bay 27 DREW KOCHANNY / NEWS-REVIEW Peck 47, Deckerville 22

six sophomores in his group. “My seniors last year had only won five games total in their entire high school career,” said Huff. “Last year they won nine games and we wanted to build off that. We won 12 games this year. Won overtime games, played everyone tough. “We continued to mature throughout the season and I’m extremely proud of the boys.” Corey Redman finished with 27 points, nine rebounds and four assist for Boyne, while going 12-of-12 at the free throw line. Carson added 20 points and six rebounds. For Joburg, which closes a 12-8 season, Nate Fox and Logan Huff each had 10 points. For Boyne City, getting starters some much needed rest before their district final matchup on Friday was a goal heading into the night and one Redman was able to go forth with at the start of the fourth quarter. “It was good to get these guys rest,” he said. “That was our mind set coming in, we thought if we play our best we were hoping that we could get our guys a little rest tonight.” DREW KOCHANNY / NEWS-REVIEW Friday’s district final will of Wednesday’s Class C district semifinal be the third meeting between Boyne City sophomore Luke Sage (left) the Red Devils and Ramblers, puts up a shot over Johannesburg-Lewiston matchup in the Mancelona High School who won both meetings indefender Logan Huff during the first quarter gym. cluding a one point victory and an overtime win. “I think it’s going to be exciting,” said Redman. “ObviBoyne City junior guard ously we have to play well, whoever executes is going Corey Redman looks to win. I think that we can over the JoBurg defense play better than the first during the second half two times against them, we just have to make sure we’re of Wednesday’s Class C mentally focused and ready district semifinal matchup to play.” in the Mancelona High And while a district title School gym. Redman was one of the goals Boyne City set at the beginning scored 27 points as of the season, it’d be just the Ramblers beat the start of where Redman the Cardinals 69-40 to knows this team could go. “It would be another step,” advance to the district he said. final on Friday, March 7, in “It would be great, but anMancelona against East other step towards our main goals. Jordan. “Our main goal was higher than that, but right now anything for here on out is icing DREW KOCHANNY / NEWS-REVIEW on the cake.”

Red Devils from b1 “They’re a different challenge. I think they’re a tougher team to defend overall so it’s not going to get any easier Friday.” Darrin Weber East Jordan boys’ basketball coach on facing Boyne City in a Class C district final Friday which was just what Bacchus made true for the Red Devils. “We knew that last play would open up because they’re so aggressive with their defense that as soon as he turned the corner I knew he had it,” Weber said of Bacchus. “Hats off to Charlevoix. Those kids played hard. It was a great high school basketball game.” Bacchus led the Red Devils with 28 points, while Donny Cutler added seven East Jordan sophomore Donny Cutler (left) points and Dustin Hejka, blows past Charlevoix senior Justin Pearl on eight points. For Charlevoix, which finishes 7-15 on the season, Austin Putman led with 16 points, while Nate Moon had 10 points. Erskine looks back at the Rayders season of highs and lows as a success in year one as the boys’ varsity basketball team coach. “For the first season, it was g reat. The kids are great,” he said. “The parents are great, I had a great coaching staff. The kids played hard and when the kids play hard, I can live with that. We’ve got some things to build on for next year.” For East Jordan, a draining night both physically and emotionally will have to pass quickly, as another Lake Michigan Conference rival, Boyne City, awaits in the title game come Friday. “They’re a different challenge,” Weber said. “I think they’re a tougher team to defend overall so it’s not going to get any easier Friday.”

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Area briefs SOCCER

Referee classes

The Petoskey Youth Soccer Association will conduct referee certification, re-certification and bridge classes March 14-15 at the Petoskey High School. Classes are from 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 14, and from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday, March 15, which includes a new referee class, recer tification of cur rent referees (levels 9,8, 7) and bridge g rade 8 (upg rade from level 9 to level 8). Registration is available online at or by visiting petoskeysoccer. com and following the link. For more infor mation, call the Petoskey Youth Soccer Association office, (231) 348-2947.


Petoskey Church League

T h e Pe t o s ke y C h u rch Softball League (coed) is looking for players and teams for the upcoming 2014 season, which is tentatively scheduled to begin play in May. For more infor mation, contact Paula Beyer, (231) 347-6495, or (231) 881-1981.

Petoskey open gym

The city of Petoskey fastpitch softball leagues will conduct open gym at the Ottawa Elementary School gym at 7 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. Open gym is open to both men’s and women’s league players. For more infor mation, call (231) 347-9067.


Spring forward 5K

The Spring Forward 5K run/walk is schedulede for Saturday, March 8, at the Petoskey Middle School. T he 5K r un/walk will benefit the Petoskey High S ch o o l b oy s ’ a n d g i rl s ’ cross country teams for new equipment, scholarship money for summer cross country camps and improvements to Petoskey’s new home course. Goody bags with a race souvenir will be handed out to the first 100 registrants. Racing begins at 9 a.m., with a one-mile kids fun run to follow at 9:45 a.m. L at e re g i s t r at i o n a n d packet pick-up is set for 7:30-8:30 a.m. on March 8 at the Petoskey Middle School cafeteria. Awards will be presented to the top overall male and female winners, along with top male and female masters and top three runners in each age division. The race begins and ends at the Petoskey Middle School. For more infor mation and for registration and packet pick-up, call Jennifer Smith (231) 838-9360.


Parallel 45 tryouts

Tryouts for Parallel 45’s AAA basketball teams will be from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Mancelona High School gym for 1 5 - u n d e r ( c u r re n t h i g h school freshmen); from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Boyne City High School gym for 16-under (sophomores) and from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Boyne City High School gym for 17-under (juniors). Ar rang ements will be made for players whose teams have made the state quarterfinals. Tryout fee is $20. For more infor mation, contact Steve Bell, (231) 633-7313, or email sbell@

Spring Fling 3-on-3

The sixth annual Spring F l i n g 3 - o n - 3 b a s ke t b a l l tour nament is scheduled for Saturday, April 12, at the Traverse City Central gym. The tour nament is for boys and girls teams in grades 2-12 and serves as a fundraiser for both the T.C. Central basketball pro grams. Cost is $100 per team and games will begin at 9 a.m. Each team will be guaranteed a minimum of two games. Format is doubleelimination. For more infor mation, contact Heather Simpson (231) 944-6279, or email or Jeff Turner at turnerje@ Registration for ms are available at


Class C District

Women’s College

Inland Lakes tops Newberry in OT

Freshmen making their mark among Big Ten women

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INDIAN RIVER — Survive and advance. That’s exactly what the Inland Lakes High School boys’ basketball team did. Sophomore guard Andrew Dufek drove the lane and hit a runner at the end of regulation for the Bulldogs to send Wednesday’s Class C district semifinal game against Newberry into overtime. Todd Athey then connected on 4-of-6 free throws in the overtime period for Inland Lakes, leading the Bulldogs to a Class D district title game with a 61-59 win over the Indians at the Inland Lakes High School gym. Inland Lakes, 3-16, will play St. Igance, 13-7, at 7 p.m. Friday, March 7 at the St. Ignace LaSalle High School gym in the title game. The Saints advanced to the district final with a 5956 win over Harbor Springs in a Wednesday semifinal at St. Ignace. “This finishes a crazy week for us,” Inland Lakes coach Joe Mahoney said. “I really need to thank my assistants Lee Nash and Pat Clancy for taking over the team these past 10 days while I had surgery and my wife and I had our first child, a girl, three weeks early.” Newberry, which closes a 2-17 season, jumped out to a seven point lead midway through the first quarter, 103, before Inland Lakes would

battle back to within three, 13-10, to end the first. The Indians then built a lead in the second quarter scoring eight unanswered points, 21-10, before the Bulldogs would pull to within one point, 21-20, at the three minute mark of the second quarter. Newberry held the lead going into halftime, 27-23. “We were taking too many deep shots in the first half,” Mahoney said. “We made some adjustments, defensively and offensively to start the second half.” Inland Lakes started the second half with a 13-2 run and captured the lead for the first time in the game at the 5 minute, 36 mark of the third quarter. The Bulldogs led 43-38 to start the final quarter. In the fourth, the Indians would go up, 48-46, for a short one minute span before Nick Aldrich drained a deep 3-pointer to put the Bulldogs on top once again, 49-48. The lead would change hands four more times in the quarter until the Dufek runner went in at the regulation buzzer to tie the score, 55-55. “Andrew (Dufek) is a very skilled and hard working player that loves the game,” Mahoney said of his second year player. “He did not even bat an eye going to the rim on that play.” In overtime, Inland Lakes’ senior leader Athey went to the free line and hit four


Inland Lakes sophomore Andrew Dufek (left) moves around Newberry junior Christopher Wendt during Wednesday’s Class C district semifinal at the Inland Lakes High School gym. consecutive free throws and pushed the Bulldogs to the win. Newberry had a chance with under two seconds remaining in the overtime to tie or take the win at the buzzer. The Indians were able to get a long 3-pointer off, but it would miss the mark. For Newberry, Josh Gibson scored a game-high 23 points and John Paramski added 15.

Dufek ended the game with 15 points for the Bulldogs, followed by Athey with 14, Mike O’Connor added nine and Aldrich had eight. “We have not seen St. Igance play this season,” Mahoney said. “But we know they have some talented athletes and like to run and shoot, it should be an interesting game on Friday.” Inland Lakes will attempt to claim the program’s first district title since 1988.

Class C district

Harbor Springs falls to St. Ignace, 59-56 ST. IGNACE — It all appeared to be good for the Harbor Springs High School boys’ basketball team with just two minutes to play. It would be the final two minutes, however, in which the Rams would like to get back. Harbor Springs overcame a five point fourth quarter deficit, but couldn’t hold onto a six point lead in the final two minutes of the fourth quarter as St. Ignace rallied to top the Rams, 59-56, in a Class C district semifinal contest. Sophomore guard Gage Kreski finished with a gamehigh 27 points — of which 11 came from the free throw line — as the Saints improve to 137 on the season and will face Inland Lakes in a district final at 7 p.m. Friday, March 7, in St. Ignace.

Inland Lakes, 3-16, advanced to the district title game with a 61-59 victory over Newberry in its district semifinal Wednesday. With the loss, the Rams close a 7-14 season under first-year coach Adam Wood, who took over the program from longtime coach Geoff Morse following his resignation last season. “I’m proud of the way our kids finished the year out playing strong,” Wood said. “I liked our chances and I can’t fault our effort, we just made too many mistakes at crucial times and I feel bad for the kids, especially the seniors. “They’re tough kids.” Trailing by five points with just around four minutes to play, the Rams put together a quick scoring run to take a

six point lead with two minutes to go. “We made a great run to go up by six, but then they (St. Ignace) made a run at the end,” Wood said. “They had some things go their way, got to the hole, got the foul line and we shot ourselves in the foot.” St. Ignace led at the quarter breaks including 20-11, 32-20 and 45-43. For the Rams, Pete Kelbel had 14 points and seven rebounds, while David Walker added 10 points and nine rebounds. Wood lauded the play of St. Ignace’s Kreski, who led the Saint comeback down the stretch with his ability to get to the free throw line and to the basket. “He’s solid and he’s sneaky around the basket,” Wood

said of Kreski. “He was able to draw some fouls and when he gets to the line he does a good job.” The Rams will graduate eight seniors including Kelbel and Walker along with Mitch Wallin, Bennett Langton, Justin Roberts, Aaron Burdick, Cole Selewski and Jacob Hickman. “One of the biggest things for us is our seniors can be looked at as a springboard for the rest of the program,” Wood said. “They way we finished the year, we can be proud in that. We were close to this being our fourth win in a row and we gave ourselves a chance. “My hope is they (seniors) go on to bigger and better things and I thank them for being a springboard of what’s to come.”

throwing the ball around.” Strehl, a senior, echoed those sentiments about the Loggers’ defense after the game. “I have to give credit to Boyne Falls, because they came in and really executed their game plan,” he said. “Everything they did was almost flawless. They have a lot of good parts in their game.” The Loggers held St. Mary shooters to 23 of 55 from the floor. Boyne Falls faces Bellaire, 21-0, in the district final at 7 p.m. Friday at Ellsworth. Smith said if his team hopes to win the g ame, they must do a better job rebounding because Bellaire will take advantage of the second-chance opportunities to score. “Obviously, we’re playing

a really great team, so we have to come out and win the game on Friday,” he said. “Bellaire never beats themselves, and I thought we weren’t very good rebounding in the second quarter tonight. I thought we gave up too many second shots which kept the game kind of close. “We have to do a better job rebounding especially against a team like Bellaire.” Bellaire defeated Ellsworth 58-42 in the other district semifinal on Wednesday. James Schrader, Denny Hall, and Hunter Walsh each led Bellaire with 17 points apiece, and Hayden Niepoth added seven. E l l swo r t h ’s D i a m o n d McPherson scored 19 points, Nate Veldboom added 16, and Winter Romeyn had 13.

Loggers from B1 points, and Andrew Campbell chipped in nine points. Boyne Falls, 19-1, utilized aggressive ball movement on offense but still managed to make clean, crisp passes to set up shooters with wideopen attempts. “We’re very efficient, and we have players on this team who shoot over 60 percent from the floor because we take good shots and are always willing to pass,” Smith said. “Marcus took advantage of that tonight. He does a lot of nice things in that he plays the guard, he plays the wing, and he plays the post. He can do a lot of different things defensively, and he’s just a real classy ball player.” The Loggers limited St. Mary to just 24 rebounds and they also forced 17 turnovers. “One thing we knew that

they do well is attack the glass,” St. Mary coach Ken Blust said. “Marcus did a nice job, and he was all over the place. Brendon did a nice job for someone who is limited in his abilities.” Boyne Falls never let up on defense. St. Mary struggled to swing passes along the perimeter, and each Snowbird who shot the ball had a hand in their face. Charles Strehl of St. Mary scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Levi Milan added 10 points, and Nick Harrington had eight points and nine assists. “Defensively, they put a lot of pressure on the ball, and they got on Charles,” Blust said. “They made him work to just touch the ball. Harrington did a nice job bringing it up the court, but we got really sporadic at times


Augustin, Noah lead Bulls past Pistons 105-94 AUBURN HILLS (AP) — The Chicago Bulls didn’t get a great night from their starters Wednesday. Their backups made sure they didn’t need one. Reserves D.J. Augustin and Taj Gibson combined for 48 points on 18-of-30 shooting as the Bulls beat the Detroit Pistons 105-94 for their fifth win in six games. The Bulls only led by one point going into the fourth, but Augustin and Gibson had 20 of Chicago’s 34 in the fourth. Both coaches went with seven-man rotations for

most of the game, but Chicago’s duo completely outmatched Rodney Stuckey a n d Wi l l B y n u m . T h e y finished with 12 points on 5-of-20 shooting, including a 1-for-11 night from Bynum. “Will played his heart out, just like he always does,” Pistons coach John Loyer said. “He gives us everything he’s got every night, but there are going to be some games where the ball just rolls off the rim. They’ve got two very good players coming off the bench — Gibson has done that all year for them and Augustin has been like

that since he got to Chicago.” Joakim Noah finished with 10 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists for his sixth career triple-double, including two in the last three games and three in the last month, while Jimmy Butler had 18 points and 12 rebounds. Greg Monroe led Detroit with 27 points, but the Pistons struggled all night to get anything going from the outside. They took 34 shots from outside the paint, and only hit nine (26.5 percent), including 2-of-11 on 3-pointers. In contrast, the Bulls hit 46.7

Up next WHO: Pistons at Timberwolves WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday TV: FSD PLUS RADIO: WJML-AM 1110 percent from outside. “They hit shots, especially in the fourth quarter, and they picked up their intensity on defense,” Loyer said. “We didn’t match that, and when you do that against a playoff team, you aren’t going to win many games.”

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Big Ten women’s basketball tournament will be a showcase for the conference’s wealth of young talent — and there’ll be lots of scoring if the regular-season trend continues. The tour nament opens with four games Thursday in Indianapolis. The winner of Sunday’s championship game earns an automatic berth in the NCAA tournament. For the second straight year, the top four seeds are No. 11 Penn State (22-6) and No. 19 Michigan State (218) — the regular-season cochampions — and No. 16 Nebraska (22-6) and No. 17 Purdue (21-7). Michigan State relied heavily on two freshmen to finish with five straight wins and tie Penn State for the regular-season title. Aerial Powers led the Spartans with 13.8 points and 8 rebounds a game, and Tori Jankoshka averaged 12.7 points. Jankoshka, Michigan’s Miss Basketball last year, took over at point guard after junior Kiana Johnson WHO: was susMichigan pended State vs. in early FebruIndiana/ ary for Michigan violatwinner in ing team Big Ten rules. tournament “Tori was the WHEN: 6:30 one who p.m. Friday, without March 7 a doubt TV: BTN has really given us a spark,” MSU coach Suzy Merchant said. “She gives us a different dynamic to our offense. She was ready, and she’s super intelligent when it comes to the game of basketball.” Powers was joined on the league’s all-freshman team by Indiana’s Larryn Brooks, I ow a ’s A l ly D i s t e r h o f t , Northwestern’s Nia Coffey and Minnesota’s Amanda Zahui B. Zahui B. was freshman of the year after averaging 15.1 points, 2.9 blocks and a Big Ten-leading 11.3 rebounds. “We were hoping to eventually see what she’s doing, but not this quick,” Gophers coach Pam Borton said. “A lot of the credit goes to Amanda. She came in and dropped 25 pounds, is in great shape and is coachable. She’s shown up every night and put up numbers. That’s unusual for any freshman.” Nine freshmen rank among the top 30 scorers in the league, whose teams have combined for 197 70-point outings compared with 131 last season. There have been 82 80-point games compared with 56 in 2012-13. Purdue, which has won six straight games, is the twotime defending champion. The Boilermakers have put together their longest win streak of the season, and the longest current streak in the Big Ten, without point guard KK Houser. The threeyear starter tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee on Feb. 2. “I feel really good about the team,” Purdue coach Sharon Versyp said. “The Big Ten is exceptionally tough day in and day out. We’ve played the top teams in the country, we’ve beaten Nebraska twice. Right now we hopefully have a good (NCAA) seeding no matter what happens.” While the Boilers rely on experienced players, a lot of other Big Ten teams have had newcomers play prominent roles. “This is the strongest freshman class I’ve ever seen,” said Lisa Bluder of No. 23 Iowa, who’s in her 14th season with the Hawkeyes and the Big Ten’s longest tenured coach. “That bodes well for the future of our conference.” Indiana (18-11) plays Ohio State (15-17) in the tournament opener.

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TV schedule THURSDAY BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB — Preseason, N.Y. Yankees at Philadelphia COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Memphis at Cincinnati 7 p.m. ESPN2 — LSU at Vanderbilt 7 p.m. ESPNU — Penn State at Northwestern 7 p.m. FS1 — Villanova at Xavier 8 p.m. NBCSN — George Mason at La Salle 9 p.m. ESPN — Iowa at Michigan State 9 p.m. ESPN2 — UCLA at Washington 9 p.m. ESPNU — Hawaii at UC Santa Barbara 9 p.m. FS1 — Butler at DePaul 11 p.m. ESPNU — Southern Cal at Washington State GOLF 1 p.m. GOLF — PGA Tour-WGC, Cadillac Championship, first round 6:30 p.m. GOLF — PGA Tour, Puerto Rico Open, first round NBA 8 p.m. TNT — Miami at San Antonio 10:30 p.m. TNT — L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers NHL 8 p.m. FSD — Colorado at Detroit 10:30 p.m. NBCSN — Pittsburgh at San Jose WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 11 a.m. FSD — ACC Tournament, second round, Teams TBA 2 p.m. FSD — ACC Tournament, second round, Teams TBA Noon BTN — Big Ten Tournament, first round, Teams TBA 2:30 p.m. BTN — Big Ten Tournament, first round, Teams TBA 6:30 p.m. BTN — Big Ten Tournament, first round, Teams TBA 9 p.m. BTN — Big Ten Tournament, first round, Teams TBA FRIDAY AUTO RACING 2 p.m. FS1 — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for KOBALT 400 3:30 p.m. FS1 — NASCAR, Nationwide Series, practice for Boyd Gaming 300 5 p.m. FS1 — NASCAR, Nationwide Series, practice for Boyd Gaming 300 6:30 p.m. FS1 — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, pole qualifying for KOBALT 400


College basketball

All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 33 26 .559 — Brooklyn 30 29 .508 3 New York 22 40 .355 12½ Boston 20 41 .328 14 Philadelphia 15 46 .246 19 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 43 15 .741 — Washington 32 29 .525 12½ Charlotte 28 33 .459 16½ Atlanta 26 33 .441 17½ Orlando 19 44 .302 26½ Central Division W L Pct GB x-Indiana 46 15 .754 — Chicago 34 27 .557 12 Detroit 24 37 .393 22 Cleveland 24 38 .387 22½ Milwaukee 12 48 .200 33½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 44 16 .733 — Houston 42 19 .689 2½ Dallas 36 26 .581 9 Memphis 34 26 .567 10 New Orleans 24 37 .393 20½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 46 15 .754 — Portland 42 19 .689 4 Minnesota 30 30 .500 15½ Denver 26 34 .433 19½ Utah 21 40 .344 25 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 42 20 .677 — Golden State 38 24 .613 4 Phoenix 35 25 .583 6 Sacramento 22 39 .361 19½ L.A. Lakers 21 40 .344 20½

HOW Men’s AP Top 25 Fared Wednesday 1. Florida (28-2) did not play. Next: vs. No. 25 Kentucky, Saturday. 2. Wichita State (31-0) did not play. Next: vs. Drake or Evansville, Friday. 3. Arizona (28-2) beat Oregon State 7469. Next: at Oregon, Saturday. 4. Duke (23-7) lost to Wake Forest 82-72. Next: vs. No. 14 North Carolina, Saturday. 5. Virginia (25-5) did not play. Next: at Maryland, Sunday. 6. Villanova (26-3) did not play. Next: at Xavier, Thursday. 7. Syracuse (26-4) did not play. Next: at Florida State, Sunday. 8. Kansas (23-7) beat Texas Tech 82-57. Next: at West Virginia, Saturday. 9. Wisconsin (25-5) beat Purdue 76-70. Next: at Nebraska, Sunday. 10. San Diego State (26-3) beat UNLV 7364. Next: vs. No. 21 New Mexico, Saturday. 11. Louisville (25-5) beat No. 18 SMU 84-71. Next: vs. No. 19 UConn, Saturday. 12. Michigan (22-7) did not play. Next: vs. Indiana, Saturday. 13. Creighton (23-6) did not play. Next: vs. Providence, Saturday. 14. North Carolina (23-7) did not play. Next: at No. 4 Duke, Saturday. 15. Cincinnati (24-5) did not play. Next: vs. No. 20 Memphis, Thursday. 16. Iowa State (22-7) did not play. Next: vs. Oklahoma State, Saturday. 17. Saint Louis (25-5) lost to Dayton 7267. Next: at UMass, Sunday. 18. SMU (23-7) lost to No. 11 Louisville 84-71. Next: at No. 20 Memphis, Saturday. 19. UConn (24-6) beat Rutgers 69-63. Next: at No. 11 Louisville, Saturday. 20. Memphis (22-7) did not play. Next: at No. 15 Cincinnati, Thursday. 21. New Mexico (24-5) beat Air Force 80-52. Next: at No. 10 San Diego State, Saturday. 22. Michigan State (22-7) did not play. Next: vs. No. 24 Iowa, Thursday. 23. Oklahoma (22-8) beat West Virginia 72-62. Next: at TCU, Saturday. 24. Iowa (20-9) did not play. Next: at No. 22 Michigan State, Thursday. 25. Kentucky (22-8) did not play. Next: at No. 1 Florida, Saturday.

x-clinched playoff spot Wednesday’s Games Chicago 105, Detroit 94 Houston 101, Orlando 89 Washington 104, Utah 91 Charlotte 109, Indiana 87 Brooklyn 103, Memphis 94 Golden State 108, Boston 88 Denver 115, Dallas 110 New York 118, Minnesota 106 Sacramento 116, Milwaukee 102 Portland 102, Atlanta 78 Thursday’s Games Miami at San Antonio, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Phoenix, 9 p.m. L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Detroit at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Memphis at Chicago, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Toronto, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Brooklyn at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Utah at New York, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Portland at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Denver, 9 p.m. Indiana at Houston, 9:30 p.m. Atlanta at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.


BASEBALL American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Reassigned RHPs Chris Bassitt, Parker Frazier and Brian Omogrosso; INF Mike McDade; OF Denis Phipps; LHP Mauricio Robles; and C Kevan Smith to minor league camp. CLEVELAND INDIANS — Agreed to terms with INFs Jose Ramirez and Jesus Aguilar on one-year contracts. SEATTLE MARINERS — Optioned LHP Danny Hultzen to Tacoma (PCL) and LHP BASEBALL Anthony Fernandez and OF Julio Morban 1 p.m. MLB — Preseason, Tampa Bay at Toronto to Jackson (SL). Reassigned RHPs Jonathan Arias, Andrew Carraway, Stephen Kohlscheen, Mark Rogers and Chance RufBOXING fin; LHP James Gillheeney; Cs John Hicks 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Lightweights, Rustam Nugaev (26-6-0) vs. and Manuel Pina; INF Gabriel Noriega; and OF Burt Reynolds to minor league camp. Marvin Quintero (25-4-0) FOOTBALL National Football League NFL — Conditionally reinstated CB COLLEGE BASKETBALL Brandon Browner from indefinite suspen7 p.m. ESPN2 — Kent State at Akron All Times EST sion. EASTERN CONFERENCE 7:30 p.m. ESPNU — Ohio Valley Conference, semifinal, BUFFALO BILLS — Signed DB Aaron Atlantic Division Williams to a four-year contract extension. teams TBD, at Nashville, Tenn. GP W L OT Pts GF GA CHICAGO BEARS — Terminated the con7:30 p.m. NBCSN — Harvard at Yale Boston 61 39 17 5 83 192 138 tract of P Adam Podlesh. Agreed to terms 9:30 p.m. ESPNU — Ohio Valley Conference, semifinal, Montreal 64 35 22 7 77 164 157 with DT Jeremiah Ratliff on a two-year Toronto 64 33 23 8 74 189 195 contract. teams TBD, at Nashville, Tenn. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Released WRs Tampa Bay 62 34 23 5 73 179 160 Davone Bess and Brian Tyms and LB Paul Detroit 61 28 21 12 68 162 169 Hazel. GOLF Ottawa 63 27 25 11 65 177 206 NEW YORK JETS — Claimed CB Johnny Florida 62 23 32 7 53 152 201 Patrick off waivers from the San Diego Char1 p.m. GOLF — PGA Tour-WGC, Cadillac Championship, Buffalo 61 18 35 8 44 124 183 gers. Agreed to terms with CB Ellis Lankster second round and CB Darrin Walls. Metropolitan Division 6:30 p.m. GOLF — PGA Tour, Puerto Rico Open, second PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Signed S Troy GP W L OT Pts GF GA round Pittsburgh 61 41 16 4 86 195 150 Polamalu and TE Heath Miller to three-year Philadelphia 63 33 24 6 72 180 184 contracts. HOCKEY N.Y. Rangers 63 33 26 4 70 164 160 National Hockey League NBA Columbus 62 32 25 5 69 184 172 ANAHEIM DUCKS — Traded D Alex Grant 7 p.m. ESPN — Memphis at Chicago Washington 63 29 24 10 68 188 192 to Ottawa for F Andre Petersson. New Jersey 63 27 23 13 67 152 156 8 p.m. FSD PLUS — Detroit at Minnesota BOSTON BRUINS — Claimed D Cory PotCarolina 62 27 26 9 63 154 175 ter off waivers from Edmonton. 9:30 p.m. ESPN — Indiana at Houston BUFFALO SABRES — Claimed F Cory N.Y. Islanders 64 24 32 8 56 176 217 Conacher off waivers from Ottawa. Traded D WESTERN CONFERENCE Brayden McNabb, RW Jonathan Parker and NHL Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 2014 and 2015 second-round draft picks 7:30 p.m. FSD — New Jersey at Detroit to Los Angeles for Fs Hudson Fasching and St. Louis 61 41 14 6 88 204 141 Nicolas Deslauriers. Chicago 63 36 13 14 86 215 170 CALGARY FLAMES — Traded G Reto BerWINTER PARALYMPICS Colorado 62 40 17 5 85 192 166 ra to Colorado for a 2014 second-round draft 1 a.m. NBCSN — Alpine Skiing - Downhill Minnesota 62 34 21 7 75 153 150 pick, and F Lee Stempniak to Pittsburgh Dallas 62 29 23 10 68 175 175 for a 2014 third-round draft pick. Recalled Winnipeg 63 30 26 7 67 176 181 Fs Corban Knight and Max Reinhart from WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Nashville 62 26 26 10 62 151 188 Abbotsford (AHL). Assigned D Derek Smith to Abbotsford. 11 a.m. FSD — ACC Tournament, quarterfinals, Teams TBA Pacific Division CAROLINA HURRICANES — Traded LW GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tuomo Noon BTN — Big Ten Tournament, quarterfinals, Teams Ruutu to New Jersey for C Andrei Anaheim 63 43 14 6 92 205 154 Loktionov and a conditional 2017 thirdTBA San Jose 63 39 17 7 85 190 154 round draft pick. 2 p.m. FSD — ACC Tournament, quarterfinals, Teams TBA Los Angeles 63 35 22 6 76 152 134 COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Traded RW 2:30 p.m. BTN — Big Ten Tournament, quarterfinals, Phoenix 62 28 23 11 67 170 180 Marian Gaborik to Los Angeles for RW Matt Vancouver 64 28 26 10 66 150 167 Frattin, a 2014 second-round draft pick and Teams TBA Calgary 62 24 31 7 55 145 186 a conditional third-round draft pick, and C 6:30 p.m. BTN — Big Ten Tournament, quarterfinals, Edmonton 63 21 34 8 50 157 206 Jonathan Audy-Marchessault and LW Dalton Smith to Tampa Bay for D Matt Taormina Teams TBA and C Dana Tyrell. NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for 9 p.m. BTN — Big Ten Tournament, quarterfianls, Teams DALLAS STARS — Reassigned F Chris overtime loss. Mueller to Texas (AHL). TBA Wednesday’s Games EDMONTON OILERS — Traded F Ales Montreal 4, Anaheim 3, SO Hemsky to Ottawa for a 2014 third-round draft pick and 2015 fifth-round draft pick, Toronto 3, N.Y. Rangers 2, OT and D Nick, Schultz to Columbus for a fifthPhiladelphia 6, Washington 4 round draft pick. Spring Training Philadelphia 1 6 .143 Calgary 4, Ottawa 1 FLORIDA PANTHERS — Traded G Tim Thursday’s Games All Times EST NOTE: Split-squad games count in the Thomas to Dallas for G Dan Ellis, and F Colorado at Detroit, 8 p.m. AMERICAN LEAGUE standings; games against non-major Marcel Goc to Pittsburgh for 2015 third- and Washington at Boston, 7 p.m. fifth-round draft picks. Recalled F Vincent W L Pct league teams do not. Los Angeles at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Trocheck from San Antonio (AHL). Assigned Cleveland 6 1 .857 Wednesday’s Games Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. F Drew Shore and G Scott Clemmensen to Tampa Bay 4 1 .800 Detroit 3, Houston 0 San Antonio. Columbus at Chicago, 8 p.m. Seattle 6 2 .750 Tampa Bay 5, N.Y. Yankees 4 MINNESOTA WILD — Traded RW Torrey St. Louis at Nashville, 8 p.m. Kansas City 5 2 .714 Washington 11, N.Y. Mets (ss) 5 Mitchell and 2014 and 2016 second-round Vancouver at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Baltimore 4 2 .667 Philadelphia 2, Atlanta 2, tie draft picks to Buffalo for LW Matt Moulson Montreal at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Detroit 5 3 .625 Pittsburgh 6, Toronto 4 and C Cody McCormick. N.Y. Islanders at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Oakland 5 3 .625 St. Louis 8, Boston 6 MONTREAL CANADIENS — Acquired F Minnesota 4 3 .571 Miami 5, N.Y. Mets (ss) 2, 10 innings Pittsburgh at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Thomas Vanek and a 2014 conditional fifth Houston 3 3 .500 San Diego 8, Chicago White Sox 0 Friday’s Games round draft pick from the N.Y. Islanders for Los Angeles 3 3 .500 Milwaukee 7, Oakland 2 New Jersey at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. F Sebastien Collberg and a conditional 2014 New York 4 4 .500 Colorado (ss) 8, Texas 2 N.Y. Rangers at Carolina, 7 p.m. second-round draft pick. Assigned G Devan Toronto 4 4 .500 Cleveland 8, Seattle 5 Dubnyk to Hamilton (AHL). Buffalo at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Chicago 2 3 .400 San Francisco 3, L.A. Angels 2 NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Traded G N.Y. Islanders at Calgary, 9 p.m. Devan Dubnyk to Montreal for future conBoston 1 5 .167 Colorado (ss) 7, Chicago Cubs 5 Pittsburgh at Anaheim, 10 p.m. siderations, and F David Legwand to Detroit Texas 1 5 .167 Kansas City 6, Arizona 5 NHL Scoring Leaders for RW Patrick Eaves, C Calle Jarnkrok and NATIONAL LEAGUE Baltimore 11, Minnesota 5 GP G A PTS a conditional 2014 third-round draft pick. W L Pct L.A. Dodgers 10, Cincinnati 3 Sidney Crosby, Pit 61 29 54 83 NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Recalled F Pittsburgh 6 1 .857 Thursday’s Games Phil Kessel, Tor 64 33 37 70 Mike Halmo and D Matt Donovan from Miami 5 2 .714 N.Y. Mets vs. Houston at Kissimmee, Fla., Ryan Getzlaf, Anh 59 29 39 68 Bridgeport (AHL). Washington 4 2 .667 1:05 p.m. OTTAWA SENATORS — Signed D Chris San Francisco 4 3 .571 St. Louis vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., Alex Ovechkin, Was 59 44 23 67 Phillips to a two-year contract. Loaned D John Tavares, NYI 59 24 42 66 Arizona 5 5 .500 1:05 p.m. Joe Corvo to Chicago (AHL). Asigned D Alex Patrick Kane, Chi 62 27 37 64 Milwaukee 4 4 .500 Boston vs. Miami at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. 63 23 41 64 Grant to Binghamton (AHL). Los Angeles 3 4 .429 Toronto vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., Claude Giroux, Phi PHILADELPHIA FLYERS — Traded D Corey Perry, Anh 63 32 31 63 Andrej St. Louis 2 3 .400 1:05 p.m. Meszaros to Boston for 2014 thirdNicklas Backstrom, Was 63 12 50 62 Cincinnati 3 5 .375 Philadelphia (ss) vs. Detroit at Lakeland, round draft pick. Patrick Sharp, Chi 63 29 32 61 Colorado 3 5 .375 Fla., 1:05 p.m. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Traded RW Chicago 2 4 .333 Tampa Bay vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., Martin St. Louis, NYR 63 29 32 61 Martin St. Louis to the N.Y. Rangers for RW Kyle Okposo, NYI 63 25 36 61 Ryan Callahan, a conditional 2014 secondNew York 2 5 .286 1:05 p.m. 50 18 43 61 round draft pick and a 2015 first-round San Diego 2 5 .286 N.Y. Yankees vs. Philadelphia (ss) at Clear- Evgeni Malkin, Pit draft pick. 3 tied with 59 pts. Atlanta 1 6 .143 water, Fla., 1:05 p.m.




Red Wings pick up Legwand at trade deadline NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators traded away their first draft pick, sending forward David Legwand to his hometown Detroit Red Wings in a deal at the NHL trade deadline Wednesday. Detroit general manager Ken Holland announced the deal. Legwand, who turns 34 in August, was the expansion Predators’ first pick in the 1998 draft as the No. 2 overall selection. He was tied with captain Shea Weber for the team scoring lead with 40 points, but his contract also is up at the end of this season. The Predators lost defenseman Ryan Suter in free agency in 2012 to Minnesota getting nothing in return. Nashville got forwards Patrick Eaves, 29, and Calle Jarnkrok, 22, along with a third-round draft pick that becomes a second-round pick if the Red Wings make the playoffs for the 23rd straight time, according to Holland. Legwand played in a franchise-record 956 games for Nashville. Legwand gives the Red Wings someone to plug in as their No. 1 center on a banged-up roster. Holland said Legwand likely will center the top line with Johan Franzen and Gustav Nyquist on Thursday night in his Detroit debut after the Red Wings retire Nicklas Lidstrom’s jersey in a pregame ceremony. Coming into this season, the 6-foot-2 Legwand already was the Predators’ career

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leader in points, goals, assists, game-winning goals and overtime points. He also is Nashville’s postseason leader with 28 points, 13 goals, 47 games played and game-winning goals (3). He played in all of Nashville’s 62 games this season and had 10 goals and 30 assists. Legwand also picked up two penalties in the third period of Tuesday night’s 3-1 loss to Pittsburgh, the first giving the Penguins a power play that they scored to take a 2-1 lead. Legwand practiced Wednesday with the Predators, and Nashville coach Barry Trotz said he hadn’t talked to his forward about the trade deadline. “This is home for him,” Trotz said. “He’s our first pick franchise-wise, and I know he loves Nashville. I know he knows the situation. “He’s been a really productive guy in terms of being you know what you’re going to get every night every year from Leggy. He’s in that 40-50 point range every year, and he’s durable. “He hasn’t missed very many games. ... He’s got a lot of game left.”


Scherzer, Tigers blank Astros 3-0 Noah Trister AP Baseball Writer

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Max Scherzer struck out three in three impressive innings, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Houston Astros 3-0 on Wednesday. Scherzer allowed one hit and Ian Kinsler contributed an RBI single for the Tigers. Houston managed only three hits against six Detroit pitchers. “The 1-2-3 innings, those are results here in the spring. Those really don’t matter to me,” Scherzer said. “It’s the process of attacking the zone and getting better.” Scherzer, the AL Cy Young Award winner, has allowed one run in five innings during spring training. Detroit is set to send Justin Verlander, its other star right-hander, to the mound Thursday against a Philadelphia split squad — weather permitting. Verlander is coming back from offseason surgery and has not pitched in a game this spring. Jose Altuve singled in the first inning for the only hit off Scherzer. Houston center fielder Dexter Fowler was scratched because of a stiff neck.


Tigers: Scherzer struck out Delino DeShields, Jon Singleton and George Springer — all looking. “I was able to throw offspeed when I needed to, I was able to locate fastballs when I needed to,” Scherzer said. “Those are very good signs. I had a lot of success last year doing that — when I’ve been able to throw offspeed on 3-2 counts.” Astros: Lucas Harrell allowed a run and three hits in three innings. Like Scherzer, Harrell is from Missouri. “I wouldn’t say friends, but we know each other. We’ve played together and against each other a lot,” Harrell said. “We played fall league and summer league together. ... His ability to strike people out is unbelievable. You saw

it last year on display.”


Outfielder Ezequiel Carrera, a non-roster invitee in Detroit camp, may merit a closer look now that left fielder Andy Dirks is expected to miss three months because of a back injury. Carrera made a diving catch on Jason Castro’s flyball to shallow center on Wednesday, and he later fell to the ground while catching a flyball by DeShields — holding on despite obvious problems with the sun. “He didn’t panic. He stayed with it,” Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. “I think he’s a good outfielder, really. It’s just the first time the Tigers have really gotten a look at him.” Carrera has played in 131 games over the last three seasons with the Cleveland Indians and Philadelphia Phillies.


Astros: Fowler missed the game but wasn’t too concerned about his neck injury. He said he should be back Thursday. “I slept on it wrong,” he said. “You ever gone to sleep and forgot you went to sleep? Or you didn’t realize you went to sleep? That’s what happened.” Tigers: Detroit may have a decision to make Thursday. Verlander, who had surgery in January after injuring his groin, is slated to make his first start of the spring, but there’s also the threat of bad weather. “It’s really going to depend on whether the game obviously is canceled or not — and if it’s not canceled, exactly how bad are the conditions, or the condition of the mound?” Ausmus said. “It sounds like the game is just going to end up being canceled. If that’s the case, Justin will throw in the batting cage.” Ausmus seems to prefer that option, as opposed to pushing Verlander back and starting him Friday.

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Local retail center seeking full-time sales staff & warehouse personnel. Must have prior customer service experience for sales, fork lift experience for warehouse. Offering competitive wage & great working environment! Call (231)347-9500 today!


Seeking full time press operators, spot welders, & assemblers. Jobs available in Petoskey, Charlevoix & Boyne City! Must have diploma or GED & no felony convictions. Must be available for ALL shifts & weekend work as required. Call (231)347-9500 today!

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AX MAN SERVICE SNOW RE- ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS! SeekMOVAL: Roofs (roof friendly ice ing full time janitor. Must also have melt applied), driveways. Get that customer service skills for direct snow removed, the thaw will come customer contact. Offering comand with it some leaks. Fully in- petitive wage & great working envisured. (231)881-6995. ronment! Call (231)347-9500 today! CAREGIVER/ CENA available. I provide in-home care. Fully qualified, experienced, dependable, affordable. (231)330-7103.


Seeking part-time line cook. Must be available for flexible weekday D. FRYCZYNSKI BUILDER Licensed hours & rotating weekends. Must & Insured. Additions, Decks, Kitch- be mature, reliable, motivated…no ens, Baths, Painting, Staining, Sid- felony convictions. Call ing, Roofing. Complete Home Main- (231)347-9500 today! tenance Services. (231)330-2170. ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS! SeekDRYWALL SMALL jobs or repairs ing full time Shipping/Receiving Must have previous from start to finish. We do it all! person. Hanging, taping, sanding, priming, hi-lo/forklift experience. Must be texturing, etc. Nearly 20 years expe- available for all shifts plus overtime. rience. Call Jeremy (231)357-1142 Must have diploma or GED and no felony convictions. Call or Jim (231)499-9935. 231.347.9500 today! INCOME TAX PREPARATION All Employers are prohibited from MARSHALL’S TAX SERVICE structuring their job advertisement In business since 1973 (RTRP) in such a way as to indicate that a Reasonable Rates group(s) of people would be (231)537-4822 excluded from consideration for employment on one of the bases MR. B’S Handyman Services. Snow enumerated in Section 703 of Title blowing, roof shoveling, painting, VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, i.e. odd jobs, general repair. Gaylord race, sex, religion, age or national area. Call for quotes, (989)732-2388, origin. We also follow any Michigan Mitch or Scott. state laws concerning hiring.


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Great Lakes Energy is seeking candidates with a positive work/life outlook to join its Engineering team in the Boyne City headquarters for a summer internship. Position requires a high school diploma or equivalent in addition to competency in electric power engineering typically attained through three years of undergraduate study in electrical or mechanical engineering technology, or equivalent experience/education. Applicants with less than three years of education and/or experience will also be considered. Preferred knowledge of basic AutoCAD, ability to read and follow electric circuit diagrams, and understanding of trigonometric functions and laws. Successful candidate will have intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office software, and intermediate analytical, math, problem-solving, planning and organizing skills. Competitive wage and benefit package. Submit application, cover letter and resume by March 17, 2014 to: or ATTN: HR, P.O. Box 70, Boyne City, MI 49712. Request a job description at Learn more about us at Beware of anyone who tries to sell you information about “undisclosed” federal job vacancies. The information is free. For updates, call Career America Connection, (478)757-3000.


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Perform general library circulation duties, shelving materials, assisting patrons, etc. Requirements: previous library/bookstore experience; computer proficiency; ability to lift materials and stand for prolonged periods; possess high school diploma or GED. 2 positions available: 1) Year-round - Monday 12-6 & Thursday 12-7; 2) April 14 - Nov 1, Mo/Tu/We 10a - 4p; possible occasional Saturday. E-mail resume to Alanson Area Public Library at: by March 24.


Work on all types of equipment: tractors, forklifts, trucks, and field equipment. Must have experience. Resume required. Qualified applicants only. Pre-employment physical and drug test required. Kitchen Farms, Inc., 2400 US 131 South, Elmira, MI. (231)584-2558.

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AGGREGATE CRUSHING LABORERS/OPERATORS Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc., a leading heavy/highway contractor, has immediate openings in our Aggregate Division based in Charlevoix, MI for Aggregate Crushing Laborers/Operators. Requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent. Successful candidate must have a strong mechanical background and be able to work in a fast paced, safety conscious environment. Responsibilities include set up and tear down of plant, daily plant operations, general clean up, changing screens, general maintenance and repair of the plant. Heavy lifting is also required. This is a seasonal hourly position and requires substantial overtime hours from May through October. Prior experience is a plus but not required. Rieth-Riley offers competitive wages and an excellent fringe benefit package. Rieth-Riley is a 100% employee-owned company (ESOP). Send your resume in confidence to: RIETH-RILEY CONSTRUCTION CO., INC., 06795 US 31 North, Charlevoix, MI 49720 Fax: (231)347-8862 EOE

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LAWN FERTILIZING TECH needed at Evergreen Lawn Care. Must be certified with Dept. of Agriculture in category 3A and have valid driver’s license. Drop off resume at 2696 Howard Road, Petoskey or fax to: (231)348-2928 or email to: No phone calls please!!

GRANDVUE MEDICAL Care Facility in Charlevoix County, is looking for RNs and LPNs who are dedicated to person centered care. Full, part time MEDICAL PRACTICE and relief positions available. Our Seeking experienced office nurse. extensive benefit package includes Fax resume to 231-348-0984. generous shift differentials for afternoon and midnight positions, liberal time off policy, and facility paid Federal employment information is retirement plan. Health, dental, vi- free. Remember, no one can promsion and life insurance available for ise you a federal job. For free inforfull time staff. If you are looking for mation about federal jobs, call a nursing position that will chal- Career America Connection, lenge your abilities, encourage per- (478)757-3000. sonal growth, and allow you to build relationships with residents and their families, please apply at 1728 South Peninsula Road, East Jordan; or call Jane Korthase COUNSELOR FULL-TIME outpatient substance 231.536.2286 with questions or to abuse/mental health counselor arrange a tour. For your roof. based in Charlevoix. MSW/MA Call the Pros At D & T Roofing and Siding. HARBOR CARE ASSOCIATES with license required, as well as NOW HIRING We are looking for CNA's/Home substance abuse counseling experi(231)238-7392. Apply in person Health Aides who want to help ence. Send resume to: 822 Charlevoix Ave. make a difference. Flexible Catholic Human Services, schedules, paid travel time and Found & Free Items Petoskey location some mileage paid. Must have a 1000 Hastings Street, FOUND DOG adult male, Austral- Traverse City MI 49686. Valid Michigan Driver's License lian Shepherd mix, found on Old and Auto Insurance. Drug Test Mackinaw Trail in Boyne Valley Required. Township. (231)582-6774, ext. 3. Contact Tina @ 231-439-9222 for more information. FOUND DOG Hound Terrier puppy CUSTOMER mix. Found on Jersey St. Boyne City. SERVICE/SALES HARBOR POINT DAY CAMP (231)582-6774 Ext #3. Exciting and growing business is Camp staff positions: OPENING IN MAY OF 2014 in need of a part-time (18 hrs/wk) Counselors, Arts & Crafts Specialist, The newly remodeled Walloon Lake FREE PALLETS wooden pallets. candidate with proven strong Inn is now hiring for all positions for Archery, Tennis Pro, Theater, First come, first serve basis. You customer service and sales skills. Nature, Lifeguard, Maintenance. the 2014 season. Please send haul. Call Shelia at (231)439-9366. Important this person is a quick Mornings, Monday-Friday, occa- resume and cover letter to learner, able to multi-task and sional afternoon/evening hours, de- self-starter. Must be proficient on pending on the position. Must have Lost Items word, excel and website funcexperience working with age 2-16 ORTHODONTIC OFFICE looking for tions. Previous travel agent or children. We require self-starters an experienced dental assistant. like business skills are a plus. Salwith exceptional creativity, high en- The candidate must possess superb LOST BUILDING supplies on Febru- ary starting at $10/hr --commiser- ergy and leadership skills. technical ability, outstanding cusary 28th between Home Depot, Peates with experience. tomer service and excellent comtoskey and Walloon Lake. Please munication skills. Also must be Please email resume to: (231)526-5381 highly energetic and personable call (231)536-9734. with the ambition to succeed in a HEAVY HAUL fast paced environment. If you are a DRIVER Help Wanted player, caring and an experiDISTRICT MANAGER Seeking a full time heavy haul truck team enced professional, please send driver. We are a logging business your resume to 1601 S. US 131, PeJoin the and use 6 & 7 axle straight trailers to toskey, MI 49770. (2) SUPPORTS Petoskey News Review haul logs to the Upper and lower COORDINATORS-DD as an area District Manger for peninsula. Must be at least 25 with (REGULAR &TEMPORARY) our circulation department. a valid CDL & medical card. Experi- OTR TRUCK DRIVERS. 5 state area. Must have CDL, 2 years experience, Full-time professional positions, ence with heavy haul driving a and excellent driving record. Excelbased in Bellaire to provide wide We are looking for a self-starter must. Call Julie at (989)733-2227 to range of services to persons with that is able to direct, oversee fill out an application. You may also lent pay and benefits. Experience only. Apply at Kitchen Farms, Inc. developmental disabilities. Know and perform multiple tasks, as fax a resume to (989)733-6611. 2400 US 131 South, Elmira, MI. rules & regulations governing well as communicate with (231)584-2558. rights, treatment & support of adults and youth. You must Hospitality people with disabilities. Flexible have a clean driving record. SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER working schedule includes some This full-time position includes (SUD) SERVICES SYSTEM evenings & weekends. Strong CASTLE FARMS health, dental, optical benefits COORDINATOR communication & computer skills, Is hiring in several departments. and 401(k) retirement program. For Northern Michigan Regional experience working with persons Please visit: Entity (NMRE) serving as the with developmental disabilities Responsibilities include: specialty Medicaid prepaid inpapreferred. Good driving record about-us/employment/ Recruiting and maintaining tient health plan for a 21 County required. Minimum of bachelor's for information & carrier delivery service of our area. Will direct & lead the SUD degree in human services; MI licenan application. printed publications; Assist cartreatment/prevention activities & sure as social worker preferred & riers and stores in maximizing functions of the NMRE. Minimum qualifies as QIDP. Hourly range their opportunity for regular Hospitalty BA degree, MA preferred, in Health$18.59 to $21.26. Regular position and promotional sales of the care Admin. or Human Services. has benefits, the temporary posiFRONT DESK, NIGHT AUDIT, newspaper and collect, handle Minimum 5 years' experience with tion is approx. 6 months without and deposit money from street BREAKFAST BAR ATTENDANT, in SUD services system, public benefits. sales. You need to be able to lift ROOM ATTENDANT & Send resume to HR, North Country Immediate openings, experience system experience preferred, sub25 lbs., provide your own transCMH, 1420 Plaza Dr. Petoskey, MI required. Full & part time. Apply at stance abuse Coordinating Agency portation and be able to drive in experience desired; leadership level 49770 or E-mail all weather conditions. Petoskey Holiday Inn Express. & supervisory experience. Full-time, or Fax 231-487-9128. Email resume to: based in Petoskey/excellent beneView mharrington@ fits/pay range $63,121 - $81,880. CLEANING PERSON needed in Janitor 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Send resume to H.R., North Country Petoskey. Saturday, Sunday and Monday through Saturday. CMH, 1420 Plaza Drive, Petoskey, MI Mondays. Starting wage $9 per Hostess 3 nights, 5 pm to 9 pm. 49770, Fax 231-487-9128 or hour. Must pass a background Starting wage $11 per hour E-mail to check! Call Mark (989)889-0120. Apply at: Side Door Saloon view: 1200 North US 31 Hwy, Petoskey. for details.

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Wojan Window & Door, manufacturer of commercial windows and doors, is accepting applications for a part-time on-call truck driver. Assignments will vary in frequency and length. Could develop into a permanent position for the right candidate. Qualified candidates should have a minimum 1-3 years over-the-road experience and a clean driving record. Work with either our Charlevoix or Coldwater location as home base. Compensation to be commensurate with experience. Email resume to: or mail to: Wojan Window & Door RE: Truck Driver Position 217 Stover Road Charlevoix, MI 49720 EOE •


Experienced Phlebotomist needed part time for a busy medical office. Applicants must enjoy working in a fast paced environment, learn quickly and be detail oriented. High school diploma and phlebotomy experience required. ASCP Phlebotomy Certificate preferred. Send reply to File 1491, c/o Petoskey News-Review, 319 State St., Petoskey MI 49770.

In Charlevoix, Petoskey, and Alanson are now hiring. Looking for friendly people that enjoy working as a team to provide great service and a great product. Part and Full time positions are available from deli worker ($8.50 min) thru Management ($10min) with bonuses available immediately. Flexible hours. Apply in person at any location, or online at

SUMMER TIME Guest registration position Mackinaw City: Great for a High School student or retiree. Must be available to work: June July, August, and Labor day weekend. 40 hour work week. Will answer phones, computer input and guest interaction. Wage $7.40 to $8.00. Call 231-436-5584 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.


Petoskey MI Is looking for experienced all around handy man with experience in Motel/Hotel industry. Must have some electrical, plumbing, painting, and pool maintenance experience. 15 to 25 hours per week to start. Must be available to work very flexible hours including nights and weekends. Call (231)439-8000, ask for Dan, or stop in and fill out application. Same day interview!


Petoskey MI Front desk and or night team auditors. Only those who are committed to good work ethics and are sincere in wanting to give the best service to our guest need to apply. Call PROGRAMMER ANALYST (231)439-8000, ask for Dan, or stop Great Lakes Energy is seeking quali- in and fill out application. Same day fied candidates to develop and interview! enhance business applications. VIRIDIS LIVING INC. We’re looking for a self-directed individual with a positive work/life Is hiring for a landscape mainteoutlook to further enhance our nance foreman, pesticide applicator corporate culture. Those with a and a laborer position. Valid driver’s reputation for extraordinary license and reliable transportation support of customers/co-workers to work required. Must be available are encouraged to apply. Requires to work overtime and weekends. Email resume to: in-depth knowledge of computing technologies, application developor call us at (231)582-8873. ment and maintenance, and profiBe great with Viridis! ciency in applying technology solutions to meet business needs. Schools of InstrucBachelor’s degree in Computer tion Science or similar preferred. Key skills: programming experience, PHLEBOTOMY EDUCATION relational database design experi- Teaching the Art of Professional ence and knowledge of networks Blood Collecting. Classes in and administration in multi-layered Traverse City April 14-18, and environment. Self-starting individ- Gaylord May 19-23. $995 includes ual must demonstrate ability to as- book. 313-382-3857 aaa aaa sist in supporting third party busi- ness applications, support other programmer analysts and non-technical team members, work Garage/Yard Sales under critical deadlines, and effectively communicate with employees at all levels of the organization. Attractive wage and benefit pack- PETOSKEY: 220 Fulton St., Friday & Saturday, 9-11am. Moving sale-Furage. Please submit resume, cover letter niture, Appliances, Tools & garage stuff, Clothes, Toys, Books, Movies, and salary requirements by Video games and more. Come snow March 17, 2014 to: or shine, all inside & garage! or Attn: HR, P.O. Box 70, Boyne City, MI 49712. Misc. Items for Sale Request a job description at Learn more BASEBALL, football, hockey, basabout us at ketball, UFC cards etc. for sale, rookies autographs etc.. highly collectible, will sell as lot or per item from $5-$200 per card. (989)217-1021.

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Busy Gaylord accounting office needs receptionist. Pleasant personality and able to multi-task. Computer/phone skills necessary. Full-time position. Email resume to

It’s always wise to remember that if an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is. If you are offered merchandise at an unbelievably low price, check it out thoroughly. A call to the Better Business Bureau (serving Eastern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula) will tell you whether other consumers have REGIONAL FLATBED driver with had problems with the firm that has minimum 3 years OTR and 6 month offered the merchandises. flatbed experience. Class A with (248)223-9400. But call the Bureau clean MVD, must pass Drug Screen. BEFORE you make a purchase. You’ll Home most weekends. Call be glad you did. (989)430-3801. BROWNING ABOLT 2 MEDALLION 40 rounds through it. Has Boss system. $500 or best offer with or without Leupold scope, 7mm Remington mag. (231)437-3418.

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On Mackinac Island is hiring an Accounting Clerk. Duties to include: accounts receivable, general cashier, relief night audit, and other duties as assigned. Some nights and weekends required. Previous experience preferred. Position start date: Early-mid April. Please email cover letter and resume to

PULASKI EDWARDIAN Vanity with mirror, cherry, excellent condition. $900. (989)705-1262. WEDDING BAND set, ladies 6 to 6-1/2, 14k yellow gold, marquise center stone plus side stones, total 3 carat weight. Purchased, $7,889. Asking $3,500. (231)330-3757.


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1994 F250 $1,000 (231)622-3255. AB LOUNGER $50. Aero Pilates machine, $75. Polar heart rate monitor, $25. (231)242-4400.

APPLE POWERMAC G5 computer tower with 2.25GB, dual 1.8 GHZ, includes 20” flat panel Samsung monitor, keyboard and mouse. Only $250! (231)348-7946.

APPLIANCES BRAND-NEW Kenmore 18 cu. ft. refrigerator/freezer and Kenmore washer and gas dryer (with extended service plan). HotPoint gas range. $350 for each unit. You haul. (231)373-2501.

DELL DIMENSION E5-20 Media center desk top computer. Top end monitor, speakers, subwoofer, wireless key board and mouse. Like SEEKING ASSISTANT MANAGER new, rarely used. Will throw in a for Friske's Farm Market. Previous new 19 in Panasonic HD TV with remanagerial responsibilities/experi- mote. Take it all $375 firm. Call or ence & some culinary training nec- text (231) 373-2091. essary. Details about position available upon request. Please email DRYER ELECTRIC Older. $75. resume' to (231)585-7009.

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SOFA WITH built-in recliners at both ends, excellent condition. Also sofa bed. $300 each. You haul. (231)373-2501.

DALE EARNHARDT Sr. Limited Edition clock and other Nascar memorabilia. Asking $80 for all. (231)758-4964.

SOLOFLEX WEIGHT Machine, in great shape, butterfly and leg attachments, full weight set, pull up bar. $100. (231)348-5043.

DAWG BOOTS brand new. Ordered online, can't return. Size 7, but too small. 9" tall. $25. Call (231)838-3470.

SONY TV color, Trinitron energy star, with remote perfect for kitchen. Excellent condition! Great picture! $50. (231)409-8058.

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Business Property for Rent


GAYLORD. OFFICE building at prime location on South Otsego Avenue just south of McCoy Road. Updated interior, spacious parking, pleasant setting. Lawn care, garbage pickup and snow removal included. Call Paul Gunderson at the Gaylord Herald Times, (989)732-1111.


Apartment/Duplex for Rent

APARTMENT FOR rent. Second floor, 2 bedrooms, one bath. $600 per month, one month security deposit, no pets. Downtown Charlevoix, above Olsen’s. See Bob. (231)547-6548.


2100 MILBOCKER Rd. 10,020 sq ft. Warehouse 1,860 sq. ft, Office, 5 overhead doors. 12.05 Acres $675,000 Krause Realty Solutions, 231-714-7219.

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Lots & Acreage

GOT OLD MOVIES? Transfer to DVD. Great Mother’s Day gift. Call Dan (231)622-3210.






FARM ON 10 acres, Alanson/ Indian River. Several outer buildings. 3/4 bedrooms, 2 bath, modular. Built 2003, full basement. $133,900. MLS 438996. BH/HS. Gail Greenwell (231)758-2236.

ALL HEAVY EQUIPMENT, semis & semi trailers, cars, all forestry equipment, skidders, forestry tires, farm equipment, & all metals, copper, etc. (231)459-8114. BUYING RED pine, wood lots 3 acres and up. Top dollar prices paid. (231)587-5388. I BUY junk cars and trucks. $150 small, and $300 large. Call (231)218-3815.

Houses for Rent

BAY HARBOR beautiful home, (4,000 sq. ft.) 4 bedrooms, 3-1/2 baths, 2-car garage. Hot tub, on the golf course. $2,300 a month. Minimum 1 year lease. (248)417-4839. BOYNE CITY cute 1 bedroom house, washer and dryer included. $650 per month plus utilities. Call (231)675-9700.

EAST JORDAN (6 miles North) 2 bed, 2 bath, full basement with laundry hook-up, pole barn. Non smoking. $850 plus utilities and yard maintenance. (231)350-0769.

HARBOR SPRINGS 3 bedroom 2 bath. $850 per month plus utilities. First and last month rent required. (231)373-3501.

HARBOR SPRINGS schools, Good HARBOR SPRINGS 2 bedroom, full Hart area. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, basement, 1-car garage. No smok- 3-car garage, all appliances $825. ing or pets. Long-term lease. $650 a References, deposit, credit check. month plus utilities. (231)526-7146. No smoking/pets. (231)330-0567

10 ACRES, wooded, stream. Build site cleared. Private road. East of HARBOR/PETOSKEY VERY clean Sorry, no pets or business ads. Gaylord. $25,000. J o h n , one bedroom duplex, very private, no smoking or pets. $485 plus utili(231)347-2544 (734)564-3982. ties. (231)838-4552. LOT 43 at Charlevoix Country Club. Musical InstruNicely wooded on Cul-de-sac. Must INDIAN RIVER 2 bedroom upper ments sell!. $17,900. (561)889-6491 or apartment, $460 monthly, all utilities paid. Deposit required, no PIANO KAWAI 2006, ebony up- (561)242-8794. pets. (231)881-6570 or right, Model 506N, excellent condi(231)238-9362. tion, includes bench. $2,200. (231)348-3862. Houses for Sale PETOSKEY WATERVIEW 1 bedroom, $625 a month. Laundry on-site. Deposit, no pets or smokFuel & Firewood ing. Ask about our move in special! AX MAN Unsplit green boiler (231)838-0337. wood, $80 a cord. Buying standing timber dead or alive. Also snow rePETOSKEY 1 bedroom, washer moval from roofs and drives. and dryer in building. $525 a (231)881-6995. month. Feline friendly. (231)838-4305. FIREWOOD FOR sale, $80 per face cord, split and delivered, 2 cord PETOSKEY NEWER 3 bedroom, 2 minimum. $70 a face cord, ADORABLE 3 bedroom, 1 bath bath, large closets. $735. non-split. Gaylord/Elmira area. home near the Bear River walk, Washer/dryer. Nicest apartments in (989)732-1403. shopping, Lincoln School, and the town! (231)347-3755, Maple Village hospital. Cozy interior, great out- Apartments. EHO. Snow Removal door space. Easy to show. Petoskey. Equipment PETOSKEY 2 bedroom, $625 a $104,900. month. Efficiency, $475 a month, inA+ HONDA Snow blower, II stage, Call Deborah Graham self-propelled, II speed. Treads light, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices cludes heat and electric. References. Deposit. Lease. No pets or one owner. Bought New! Taylor Michigan Real Estate smoking. (231)347-8851. Rental Petoskey. $1,500 or best of(231)330-5567 or (231)347-7800 fer. (231)420-1050. PETOSKEY 2 bedroom, 2nd floor, AFFORDABLE LAKEFRONT. HOMESTEADER SNOWPLOW. Per- Monthly taxes+utilities= $200! close to town. No smoking, no pets. sonal plow by Fisher. 6’8� for Small 3 bedroom, 2 bath on 100 ft. $620 per month. Year lease. mid-sized vehicles. $1,995. Can be of Susan Lake. Nice yard with gar- (810)919-2844. seen at Waters G a r a g e , dens. Bird watchers' delight. PETOSKEY AND Conway 1 and 2 (989)732-2124. $150,000. Dave @ (406)425-3541. bedroom units, $600 and up. InLAWN TRACTOR 1987 John Deere A W E S O M E C O N D O for sale. cludes major utilities. Lease. No 316, well maintained,16 hp, snow- Petoskey, LaChaumiere Condos, pets/smoking. (231)347-3133 or blower, mowing deck, chains, close to town. 2 bedroom, 2-1/2 (231)838-1111. wheel weights, steel cab, well main- bath, large family room, many PETOSKEY CLEAN 1 bedroom tained. $2,500 or best offer. recent updates. Knight in shining apartment. Covered parking, new (231)347-6783. armor not included....! Won’t last carpet. Lake Michigan views. Furlong! Call Danielle Smith nished or unfurnished. $600 a SNOW PLOW Western, 7 1/2’ comGaslight Group Properties month. (231)282-0196. plete with mount for 88-98 Chevy (231)347-7300 GMC, full size, good condition, must PETOSKEY IN-TOWN Furnished 1 sell! $1,300 located in Cross Village BUYING A home? Grant/loan avail- bedroom. $550 a month plus utili(231)881-2859. able for down payment and rehab. ties/deposit. Quiet. Parking, outNorthern Homes C D C , side stairs with deck. References. (231)582-6244. EHO. No pets/smoking. (231)347-2697. Wanted to Buy

PETOSKEY IN town 3 bedroom 2 bath central air, full basement, no smoking/pets, $975 plus utilities and security. (231)838-7244.

PETOSKEY/EAST BAY View, 3 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath, upstairs recently renovated, washer, dryer, refrigerator, 2-car garage. $900 a month plus utilities. (301)988-4337.

UNLIKE ANY OTHER RENTAL Large 2 bedroom mobile home, across from lovely Douglas Lake on Bryant Rd. Beautifully fully decorated and furnished including sub-zero fridge, canopy beds, washer/dryer, much more. Has to be seen inside to be fully appreciated. This is not your typical rental. Private lake access. $800 a month plus utilities. (419)236-6616.


Resort Property for Rent

CANCUN WORLD Caribbean Full Suite, (2 bedroom, 2 bathroom) overlooking Ocean, pool. Sleeps 8 3/22/14 to 3/29/14 and/or 3/29/14 to 04/05/14. $1,500 per week. (231)547-4651.


Livestock & Feeds

HAY FOR sale. First cutting. Square bales $6.00 a bale. Spiderweb Ranch, 5413 Whitehouse Trail, Gaylord.


Pets/Pet Supplies

LABRADOODLE PUPPIES excellent coats, lots of colors, medium-size, 2 year health guarantee. (231)938-9518.

LABRADOODLE PUPPIES.. Born Jan 2. 5 Female, 3 Male. Blond or Black. Parents on site. Mother F1, Father F2. Non Shedding. first shots given, wormed, and vet checked. (231)622-1907.


PETOSKEY WINTER SPECIAL In-town, nice 2 bedroom. $750 plus electric. Heat, water, and sewer included. No pets/smoking. Credit, lease. (231)632-8398.

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PETOSKEY, VERY nice 1 bedroom. $530 includes most major utilities. Credit check, no pets, non smoking. (231)838-1111.

STUDIO APARTMENT For rent downtown Petoskey. $750/mo, unfurnished, includes STANDING TIMBER. Paying as FOR SALE by Owner, Lorraine Dr., utilities and washer/dryer. high as $800 per tree, 5+ acres pre- Petoskey, 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, Available immediately. Reply to: 1998 FORD Taurus. New tires. ferred. Tree trimming, clean & reli- wood floors, fireplace, custom 156,000 miles. $1,500/best. ment, new landscaping, new deck, able. Forestry management, over 25 yrs. exp. Good references. new appliances. $239,000. WINDMERE PINES Apartments, (989)350-0567 or (989)448-2412. Harbor Springs, 1 & 2 bedrooms, (231)622-2750. (231)459-8114. rent starts at $530, heat included. 2002 CHRYSLER 300m with all Mobile/Modular Contact John (231)330-2333, or the toys, 45,000 miles. Has bun Housing Wanted to Rent Susan (800)968-1792 o r warmers, power moon-roof and GPS. Snowbird car AND yes PETOSKEY AREA: professional cou- MOBILE HOME for sale. $3,500, APMRD@SBCGLOBAL.NET or TDD driven by a little old lady! New ple with two school aged kids, look- furnishings negotiable. 2 bedroom, (800)649-3777. Equal Housing tires, brakes, battery, oil change, ing for temporary rental home newer furnace and roof, good con- Opportunity. etc. very good shape. $6,700. Call (6-12months). 3 bed, 1-1/2 bath or dition. You move (approx. $4,000). (231)487-1980. Classifieds is where it’s at. larger. Please call (231)330-0761. (231)838-5679.

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assignee as documented by an assignment, in Emmet county records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Twenty Thousand Three Notices HundredLegal Thirty-Nine and 45/100 Dollars ($120,339.45). Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue, at the place of holding the circuit court within Emmet County, at 11:00 AM, on April 3, 2014. Said premises are situated in Township of Littlefield, Emmet County, Michigan, and are described as: Parcel C: A part of Section 22, Township 35 North, Range 4 West, Littlefield Township, Emmet County, Michigan, described as follows: Commencing at the North 1/4 corner of said Section 22; thence South 86 degrees 52 minutes 30 seconds East 1897.25 feet along the centerline of Banwell Road and the North line of said Section 22 to the place of beginning; thence continuing South 86 degrees 52 minutes 30 seconds East 400.04 feet along said centerline and said North line; thence South 02 degrees 28 minutes 29 seconds East 283.00 feet; thence North 86 degrees 52 minutes 30 seconds West 400.04 feet; thence North 02 degrees 28 minutes 29 seconds West 283.00 feet to the place of beginning. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. If the property is sold at foreclosure sale under Chapter 32 of the Revised Judicature Act of 1961, pursuant to MCL 600.3278 the borrower will be held responsible to the person who buys the property at the mortgage foreclosure sale or to the mortgage holder for damaging the property during the redemption period. Dated: March 6, 2014 For more information, please call: FC C (248) 593-1301 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer 31440 Northwestern Hwy Ste 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334-5422 File #428476F01 (L-3/6,3/13,3/20,3/27)


NOTICE Tripoint Capital Corporation please take notice that you are being sued, BOAT SLIP Lake Charlevoix, Har- in Emmet County Circuit Court, to borage Marina. Special rate before quiet title to the below premises: March 11. (231)313-5524 or (231)582-3256. Land in the Township of Carp Lake, County of Emmet, State of MichiSPRING BOAT SHOW gan, to wit: The North 1/2 of the North 1/2 of the West fractional 1/2 Friday & Saturday of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 31, March 14th & 15th Join us for our Annual Spring Boat T38N, R4W; EXCEPTING THEREShow & Sale at Maple Bay Marine in FROM: The North 1/2 of the North Brutus. Visit our website for more 1/2 of the West fractional 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of said Section 31. details (L-2/27,3/6,3/13,3/20)

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STATE OF MICHIGAN IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE COUNTY OF EMMET Daniel Dale Thayer Plaintiff v. Case No.: 13-104312-CH Tripoint Capital Corporation, US Bank National Association as Indenture Trustee for the United National Home Loan Owners Trust 1999-2 Asset Backed Notes, series 1999-2, and United Bank, Defendants Christopher F. Lindsay (P26879) Lindsay & Lindsay, LLP Attorney for Plaintiffs 220 South Main Street Cheboygan, MI 49721 (231)627-9901 ORDER TO ANSWER It is hereby ordered that the Defendant, Tripoint Capital Corporation, and any unknown assigns and devisees, shall, on or before May 1, 2014, serve its or their answer on Christopher F. Lindsay, attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 220 South Main Street, Cheboygan, MI 49721, with a copy to be filed in the court file in the Emmet County Circuit Court, or take such other action as may be permitted by law. Failure to comply with this order shall result in a judgment by default against Defendant for the relief demanded in the complaint filed in this court.

consider a $15,000 CDBG grant application to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation for the Wastewater Treatment Feasibility Study.


Public Notices The City encourages citizen participation and wishes to obtain views and comments on the proposed application. For more information, contact the City Clerk by calling 231-536-3381. The City's Part 1 and Part 2 Applications will be available for review at the public hearing. Cheltzi Wilson, City Clerk (L-3/6)

PUBLIC NOTICE The Emmet County Board of Commissioners will hold a Public Meeting on March 13, 2014 at 6:00PM to receive public input on the following grant applications: 1) Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant - Development A Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant Application to fund improvements to Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga located in Littlefield and Springvale Townships with access to Pickerel Lake. The purpose of the project is to provide access to the shoreline via sidewalks and boardwalks, and a dock. 2) Michigan Natural Resources Recreation Passport Grant A Michigan Natural Resources Recreation Passport Grant Application to fund an accessible kayak launch from an existing dock located at Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga in Littlefield Township on Pickerel Lake. The purpose of the project is to provide an accessible kayak launch location at a site with existing amenities and access to the Inland Waterways.


City, Michigan. This notice is posted in compliance with Act No. 267 of 1976 (Open Meetings Act) as amended, MCL 41.72 a (2) (3), and the Americans PublicAct. Notices with Disabilities The Township will provide necessary reasonable services to individuals with disabilities at the Budget Meeting upon five days notice. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Wilson Township board by writing or calling: Todd Sorenson, Township Supervisor, 03060 Fall Park Road, Boyne City, MI 49712, phone 231-582-7122. s/Marilyn L. Beebe Wilson Township Clerk (L-3/6)



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The meeting will be held in the Commissioners Room of the Emmet County Building, 200 Division Street, Petoskey, Michigan 49770. Public opinion is desired. For questions, information, or to submit comments, contact the Office of Planning and Zoning, 3434 Harbor-Petoskey Road, Suite E, Harbor Springs, MI, 49740, email:, or call (231) 348-1735. (L-3/6)


CHARLEVOIX COUNTY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED 2014 / 2015 BUDGET The Wilson Township Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing on the proposed township budget for fiscal year April 1, 2014 - March 31, 2015 at the Wilson Township Hall, 02530 Fall Park Road, Boyne City, Michigan on March 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing. A copy of the budget proposal is available for public inspection at the home office of the township clerk, 01701 Fall Park Road, Boyne City, Michigan. This notice is posted in compliance with Act No. 267 of 1976 (Open Meetings Act) as amended, MCL 41.72 a (2) (3), and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Township will provide necessary reasonable services to individuals with disabilities at the Budget Meeting upon five days notice. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Wilson Township board by writing or calling: Todd Sorenson, Township Supervisor, 03060 Fall Park Road, Boyne City, MI 49712, phone 231-582-7122. s/Marilyn L. Beebe Wilson Township Clerk (L-3/6)

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Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is a 7 — Today and tomorrow are excellent for adventure and exploration. Don’t push yourself too hard. Study to determine the best course of action. Write your pitch. Confer with family. Arrive at a consensus. Hold onto your money. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 7 — Bask in glory as you rake in the dough. Keep your objective in mind. A female joins in the fun. If controversy arises, stay quiet. It’s getting easier to make household changes. Trust your intuition.


Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is a 7 — Innovation sparkles abundantly over the next two days, and communication flows. Elicit harmony from coworkers. Provide excellent service. Take charge of your destiny. Travel across water in your pursuit of a dream. Do it for love. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is a 7 — Find out the true cost. Stick with what’s real. Finish up old projects today and tomorrow. A female you’ve known for years helps out. Relax in hot water or a sauna, and reward yourselves with something tasty. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 7 — Today and tomorrow could get emotional. Let go of a scheme that lacks soul as you consider future plans. Others are in a generous mood. Get together with friends. Reaffirm a commitment, and schedule new actions.



Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is an 8 — You’re a powerhouse today and tomorrow, handling responsibilities with ease. Others are impressed. More work’s available, too. Imagine career success, and schedule for it. Include love, beauty and happiness. You can have it all. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 7 — Study, research or travel today and tomorrow. It’s a good time to ask for money. Keep it in a safe place, and watch for hidden expenses. Explore a new area, and write your findings to share. Scorpio (Oc.t 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 7 — Pay the bills today or tomorrow, as you build your version of paradise. Put away provisions for the future. Find little ways to express your appreciation for your partner. Seek inspiration. Get farther than expected.



Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 7 — Listen to suggestions. Don’t get sidetracked. A new assignment awaits. Keep your wildest ideas caged for now. Join forces with a master of surprises to create something of beauty. Plan a romantic rendezvous. Relax. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 7 — Get to work. Today and tomorrow get extra busy. Get a female to approve or assist. Work you enjoy pays well. Wait to see what develops. Get your junk appraised. You have more than you think. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 7 — The next two days are reserved for fun. Investigate a fascinating possibility. Use your connections to move it ahead. You’re gaining support. Love is the game now. Consider your fantasies with a practical view. Play with it.



Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is an 8 — Express your creativity to make your home more beautiful. Envision a positive future in your meditation. Confer with the family. You’re winning admiration, and there’s love all around. Someone thinks you look pretty good, too. Savor it.


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NYC artists live on ‘human hamster wheel’ ULA ILNYTZKY Associated Press

NEW YORK — Ever feel like you’re on a big hamster wheel and you can’t get off? Ward Shelley and Alex Schweder know that feeling all too well. The two performance artists are spending 10 days living, eating and sleeping on a giant hamster wheel to make a larger point: We all have to work together to get through the daily grind. “I wasn’t prepared for this ... perhaps I should have been,” Shelley said from atop the wheel, his feet dangling off the side of the 25-foottall wood and metal structure. One wrong move by him or his fellow human hamster and they risk being thrown off. They are perched on opposite ends of the wheel, 180 degrees from each other, and must carefully coordinate their movements. When one walks, the other

“We’re living on a big wheel that is essentially a two-bedroom apartment.”

Alex Schweder, one of two New York City artists who are living and balancing on a giant hamster wheel, complete with furniture, fridge and chemical toilet, for 10 days.

“I wasn’t prepared for this ... perhaps I should have been.”

Ward Shelley from atop a 25-foot-tall hamster wheel must walk in the opposite direction. When one stops, the other must stop. “It’s really an exploration of what it means to collaborate,” Schweder said from the relative safety at the bottom, inside of the wheel. “It’s an exploration of trust between two people.” Their live performance called “In Orbit” runs through Sunday at The Boiler, the Pierogi gallery’s performance space in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. A few onlookers have come by to gawk at the spectacle, which often is more still life than poetry in motion. On a recent visit, Shelley and Schweder kept the wheel moving for only a few seconds at a time. The wheel they built themselves is 60 feet in circumference and equipped with everything they need: narrow beds, chairs, desks, a fridge, rudimentary kitchen (they’ve made omelets and sausages) and a chemical toilet (with privacy screen) — all strapped down. Even the participants are tethered to safety harnesses. “We’re living on a big wheel that is essentially a two-bedroom apartment,” Schweder said. “Sleeping is a kind of refuge,” Shelley added. “There’s psychological pressure here being in this thing so when you get to sleep it’s easy to stay there.” Both men say they knew going in that life on the wheel would be tough, and they are trying to stay mentally tough until they can get back on terra firma. “Ten days is a number you can hold in your mind and count down,” Shelley said. “It’s like being told to stand in the corner when you’re a kid.”

Associated Press videojournalist Bonny Ghosh contributed to this report.

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Replace doubt with affirmation


’ll never forget a conversation I had with a parishioner some time ago. He was a fine looking young adult, excellent vocabulary, college graduate in psychology, president of his class, but confessed that he “always felt others didn’t like him.” His words, I discovered, are similar to feelings that many others, also highly competent, pleasant people who also have a poor self image. Most aren’t aware that there are numbers of gifted, intelligent, attractive people who battle deep feelings of inferiority, inadequacy. They just don’t believe in themselves. They have it, but don’t believe it! I could cite so many examples: There’s the attractive housewife, warm, friendly, exceptionally gifted, artistic (interior designer by profession), yet suffered deep feelings of inadequacy. There was the doctor’s wife, winsome, good conversationalist and pleasant to be with, who confessed to me in counseling, she “so feared people that she hid herself in the ladies room to avoid meeting new people.” I remember a brilliant profes-

sional person, exceptionally fine student, extremely capable in her chosen profession, enjoyable to be with, who felt her time and life was so unimportant when visiting The Rev. Chuck or calling that Manker could never sit BA, MA. Th.B, MDiv. down, or struggled to come in the door. How tragic when so many highly respected and admired for their qualities, simply don’t have the joy and security of a healthy self-image. How did they get that way? It’s a conditioned attitude from childhood, adolescence. As a child they were told over and over again how “stupid” they were. “Why can’t you be like your brother/sister?” “You’ll never amount to anything!” Yes, I, too, battled this in my early life. When through colleges, even after being president of my graduating class, editor of the college yearbook, traveling throughout the U.S. singing and preaching in more

than 20 denominations, I was still battling deep feelings of inadequacy, inferiority. When graduating from Drew University receiving my fourth university degree (cum laude), still with such negative feelings, I said to myself, this is not the life God has promised us to live. Jesus said, “I am come that you may have life and have it more abundantly.” In assuming my first pastorate, I determined that I would recondition my mind by immediately replacing any negative thoughts with positive affirmations of faith. It became a habit. Any time I was down, discouraged, felt not up to the task, I proclaimed, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!” “If God be for us (me, I personalized it), who can be against us/me?” “For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of love and power and a sound mind.” “Call on me and I will answer thee and show you wondrous things that you know not of.” Wow! You who are battling what I, and so many others, battle in life, by God’s help you can

change. You can become positive, strengthened for your daily tasks and begin to live that “life more abundant.” The Bible is full of faith. Get it out, underline its promises, memorize it, digest it, use it to immediately replace all those doubts and negative thinking. Since those early days, I’ve taken up the ministry of “affirming the positives” in others. Yes, as I’ve written, when at a restaurant affirming a waitress, going through a check line at a supermarket, or boarding a plane, affirm all, “notice them,” that they are someone special. You too, are someone special. You are the child of the most high God. Use those gifts He’s given you to bless others. Begin today.

The Rev. Chuck Manker of Petoskey earned a bachelor of arts from Asbury University, a bachelor of theology from Owosso College (now Indiana Wesleyan University), a master of arts from the University of Michigan, and master of divinity from Drew University. The Rev. Chuck Manker of Petoskey earned a bachelor of arts from Asbury University, a bachelor of theology from Owosso College (now Indiana Wesleyan University), a master of arts from the University of Michigan, and master of divinity from Drew University.

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weary woman came to Jacob’s well near the Samaritan village of Sychar at noon. She avoided the preferred times of morning and evening, perhaps to sidestep others’ disdain for her lifestyle. Upon arrival, she was surprised by a tired Jewish man asking her for a drink. Men did not speak to women in public, and Jews considered mixed-racial Samaritans like herself “unclean.” This man offered her “living water” so she would not be

thirsty again. Curious but wary, she controlled the conversation by bringing up ancient racial and cultural differences between Samaritans and Jews. The man The Rev. patiently lisCelia M. Hastings tened and answered her questions. When he accurately described her mari-

tal history, she was convinced he was a prophet. She tried to end the discussion by vaguely mentioning a coming Messiah who would explain everything. Then the man said, “I who speak to you am he.” At this touch of divine acceptance, the woman changed inside. She dropped her water jar and ran excitedly to the village inviting everyone to come to the well. To the thirsty villagers, Jesus revealed himself as Savior of the world, and many received the “living water.”

The Samaritan woman’s daily trip to the well became a window through which God’s love and acceptance reached a whole village. Divine love is still reaching, embracing outcasts and healing brokenness. God’s love removes cultural barriers, sets people free from prisons of the mind and offers “living water” to all.

The Rev. Celia M. Hastings of Ellsworth is a graduate of Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Mich., and author of The Wisdom Series and The Undertaker’s Wife.


uring the children’s message Sunday, I said, “There was a pastor who needed to come to America from EngThe Rev. land. But Michael Sanders something big was in his way. What do you think it was?” “The Bermuda Triangle!” the young tyke next to me exclaimed. And we were off to the races. There is a danger in asking questions. Lawyers are taught never ask a question to which they don’t already know the answer. And I have been cautioned to not ask children questions unless I am ready for some strange answers and perhaps to lose control of the moment. Maybe that’s why I still ask questions of the little darlings. It’s OK to “lose control” and let others have a moment to answer questions their way and ask their own questions, not the ones we want to put in their mouths. We never learn anything new if we insist that the only answers are our own presuppositions repeated back to us. In those moments, we may learn something and even have a laugh at our own expense.

The Rev. Michael Sanders serves as pastor of First Congregational Church in Wolverine and the Topinabee Community Church in Topinabee. To hear his sermons visit

Religion briefs PETOSKEY Cross of Christ offers Lenten soup suppers, services

PETOSKEY — Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, ELCA will offer Lenten soup suppers followed by a worship service each Wednesday through the season of Lent. The suppers start at 5:30 p.m. followed by the worship service at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 1450 East Mitchell St. Call (231) 347-5448.  

First Presbyterian hosts guest speaker for Lenten dinner series PETOSKEY — First Presbyterian Church, 501 East Mitchell St., will host a series of guest speakers for its mid-week Lenten dinner series, titled “Servants to the Community.” The dinners take place at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays through Lent. The guest speaker for March 12 will be Scott Hickman of Foundations for Families. Hickman is founder of the organization and is a native of Northern Michigan. He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and completed a master’s degree in counseling. He is a licensed professional counselor with 13 years of working in secular settings such as substance abuse, inpatient, crisis intervention and sexual offender programming. He has served in ministries such as Youth For Christ in Kankakee, Ill., and House of Hope in Traverse City. He began Foundations for Families in 1997 to begin serving individuals and families in Emmet and Charlevoix counties. His ministry is supported in part by the Diana Walls memorial Second Sunday offerings at First Presbyterian Church.  The “All Church Family Retreat” will take place at Lake Louise Retreat Center on Thumb

Lake in Boyne Falls during the weekend of March 14. For more information, call (231) 347-4792, or visit  

First Christian hosts weekly Lenten luncheons PETOSKEY — First Christian Church of Petoskey will host a Lenten luncheon service at noon every Wednesday during Lent. Each Wednesday will feature a different guest speaker from area churches and soup and sandwich luncheon. For more information call (231) 347-6181 or visit www.

ALANSON Alanson Church of the Nazarene to host guest speaker

ALANSON — Alanson Church of the Nazarene will host guest speaker, the Rev. Ron Richmond, during its service at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 9. The worship will be titled, “What is Life Really All About?” An appreciation dinner and service titled “The God Box,” will incorporate “Godly truths and application to daily living.” The Rev. Richmond is lead pastor at Highland Nazarene in Indiana. He will also speak at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, at which time his focus will be, “What you are is more than what you do.” Call (231) 5485462.

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from 4-6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 15. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children. The church is located one mile north of Brutus on Maple River Road just of U.S. 31. For more information contact Mary Lou at (231) 529-6671.

BOYNE CITY Nativity church offers Lent studies

The Epsicopal Church of the Nativity’s Lent studies begin Wednesday, March 12, with a soup and sandwich supper, followed by viewing of the dvd series “24 Hours that changed the world.” This event is free and open to all in the community. Call (231) 582-5045 for more information.

tion Dinner from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, at the Susan Hall. The event includes a raffle and silent auction with a menu of spiral sliced ham, new red potatoes, creamed cabbage, Sante Fe salad, rolls, beverages, and dessert for a $10 donation. Proceeds support the mission of the church. The church’s Lenten theme for 2014 is “Rebuilding Ancient Ruins.” A planning potluck for the July 2014 Heritage Youth Action Camp is also slated for 6 p.m. Monday, March 10, in Susan Hall. Leaders are encouraged to bring a dish to pass. A Grandmother Moon Ceremony is set for 7 p.m. Sunday, March 16. The Rev. Jonathan Mays can be reached at (231) 459-8067.

CHARLEVOIX Community Reformed Church begins Lenten series

EAST JORDAN Methodist church hosts Day of Prayer service, potluck

CHARLEVOIX — Community Reformed Church of Charlevoix will begin its Lenten series, “Toying With My Emotions” at its regular worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Sunday, March 9. The series will be looking at the challenges and importance of emotional maturity and how Jesus modeled it. For more information, call (231) 547-9482 or visit  

EAST JORDAN — East Jordan United Methodist will offer a World Day of Prayer service at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 7, and a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12. The Rev. R. A. Posnik can be reached at (231) 536-2161 or by email at  

Greensky Hill to host Spring Celebration Dinner Greensky Hill Indian Mission United Methodist Church, 08484 Greensky Hill Road, invites the community to its annual Spring Celebra-

Community church offers adult small group EAST JORDAN — East Jordan Community Church will offer an adult community small group at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Justin and Aimee Gibbert residence. The study is called “Starting Point No. 2.” Keith Theodore is the facilitator.

HARBOR SPRINGS First Presbyterian welcomes interim pastor

HARBOR SPRINGS — At the First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs 10 a.m. service Sunday, March 9, the first Sunday of Lent, the Rev. Patricia Megregian will assume her duties as the church’s new interim pastor. Her message will be “Leave Us Not,” taking her text from Matthew 4:1-11. Pianist Cynda Coleman and organist Peter Sims will play a duet of “Jesus Paid It All” for the offertory. The chancel choir will also sing. Lenten soup suppers begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 13. For more information visit or call (231) 526-7332. The church is located at the corner of West Lake and Cemetery roads. 

Harbor Light continues series HARBOR SPRINGS — Harbor Light Community Chapel, 8220 Clayton Road will continue its series “Running With the Giants: ‘David’” at its regular service at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 9. Call (231) 347-5001, or visit

WALLOON LAKE Community church offers new ladies Bible study

WALLOON LAKE — Walloon Lake Community Church will offer a new ladies Bible study beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12, at the Discipleship House. The study is a DVD study titled “Shelter of God’s Promises.” It offers “a life-changing study on 10 promises of God, providing the foundation for daily confidence, joy, hope, and shelter.”

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Meetings FRIDAY, MARCH 7 Up North Network of BNI

meets every Friday at the Charlevoix Public Library. Meetings are from 7-8:30 a.m. and visitors are welcome. For information or a reservation to attend, call Bill Ulvund, (231) 881-6700.

Petoskey Duplicate Bridge

Club meets at 12:30 p.m. Friday at 2144 Cemetery Road, Petoskey. Players with 0-199 points welcome. Visit www. or call (231) 881-0829 for information.

Computer classes are

free of charge at 10 a.m. every Friday at the Boyne District Library in Boyne City. Classes are tailored to your skill level, beginner to advanced. Help is available for iPads and Windows 8. For information, call the library at (231) 582-7861.

SUNDAY, MARCH 9 American Legion Auxiliary

Robert’s Restaurant in Boyne City.

Harbor Springs Bridge Club meets at noon on Monday at 7196 Pleasantview Road, Harbor Springs. Singles call if you need a partner. (231) 526-5988.

Lions Club meets noon

Monday at Stafford’s Weathervane, Charlevoix.

MUG: Mac users group

meets from 5-6:30 p.m. on Mondays to assist each other and trouble-shooting problems at Charlevoix Public Library. This group is led by Wes Anderen, open to the public and always welcomes newcomers. Call the library or visit the website for additional information, (231) 237-7340 or

Petoskey Lions Club meets

6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month Stafford’s Perry Hotel.

V.F.W. Post 2051 Auxiliary

meets 7:30 p.m. the second Monday at the post home on West Conway Road, Harbor Springs. Potluck begins at 6:30 p.m.

Senior citizens Petoskey Friendship

Center activities Monday, March 10: 8:15 a.m. water fitness Holiday Inn Express; 8:30 a.m. foot care; 9 a.m. tax appointments; 9:15 a.m. exercise; 11:30 a.m. soup/salad bar; noon lunch: cabbage rolls, baked potato, carrots, fruit, bread; 1 p.m. painting; 1 p.m. bowling Northern Lights Recreation; 1 p.m. bridge.

Boyne Area Senior Center activities Monday, March 10: foot clinic; noon lunch: cook’s choice; line dance; brown-bag bingo.

Charlevoix Senior Center

activities Monday, March 10: noon lunch: cook’s choice; 1 p.m. Wii bowling; 1 p.m. woodcarving; 7 p.m. Bible study.

East Jordan Senior Center


Harbor Springs Friendship

ing at 3:45 p.m. the second Monday of each month, in the youth activity center at the Charlevoix Library, 220 W. Clinton St. Visit www. online or call (231) 237-7350.

Boyne City Rotary Club

meets 7 a.m. Monday at

Contact Cathy Johnson, (231) 439-9356 •

County, with needs that fall outside of resources that are typically available. For information on how to apply for help with health related expenses, medications not covered by an insurance plan, safety and welfare needs, or even emergency home repairs, call (231) 347-3211 or toll-free at (888) 347-0369.

activities Monday, March 10: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. walking; noon lunch: cook’s choice.

Center activities Monday, March 10: 10-11:30 a.m. coffee talk; noon lunch: cabbage rolls, baked potato, carrots, fruit, bread; 3:30 p.m. exercise.

Pellston Friendship Center activities Monday, March 10: noon lunch: cabbage rolls, baked potato, carrots, fruit, bread, salad bar.

The Wawatam Area Senior

Center hours for congregate meals are 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 1 p.m. Sunday. The center is open every day at noon for recreation, Wii, card games and use of computers (Internet service). The center is located on Cedar Street in Mackinaw City.

Miscellaneous The Petoskey Community

Free Clinic office will have limited office hours on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Patient walk-in clinic is held on Wednesday evenings at 416 Connable Ave., Petoskey. Registration for the Wednesday clinic is from 1-6:30 p.m. For more information, call (231) 4873600.

First, Medicaid, and other insurance accepted. Call the Health Department of Northwest Michigan at (800) 432-4121.

Free Mammograms and

Pap tests available for eligible women age 50-64 at the health department offices in Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet and Otsego counties. Call the Health Department of Northwest Michigan at (800) 432-4121 for more information and to schedule an appointment.

Breast and cervical cancer

screening appointments are now available at health department offices in Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet and Otsego counties. Includes clinical breast exam, mammogram, pelvic exam and Pap test at no charge for eligible women age 50-64. For appointments, call the Health Department of Northwest Michigan at (231) 547-0295 or (800) 432-4121.


228 of Boyne City resumes its monthly meetings at 3 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the Legion hall on S. Lake Street. For more information, contact Sheila Crandell at (231) 582-6058.

The LEGO Club will be meet-


Air Force Airman Jon W. Peters graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Peters earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Amy and John Peters of Harbor Springs. The airman is a 2013 graduate of Harbor Springs High School.

A son, Jaxson Daniel Gasco,

Forward, was born to Samantha Follette and Jonathan Forward of Petoskey, on Monday, March 3, 2014, at Charlevoix Area Hospital. Annika weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces at birth. Siblings are Lylah Torres, Gabriel Frederick, Travis Forward and the late Amara Kenwabikise. Grandparents are Brad and Misty Forward of Charlevoix, Patrick Follette of Boyne Falls, and Julie and Steve Schmalzried of Newberry. Great-grandparents are Midge Follette of Petoskey, Judi Kenyon of Walloon Lake, Alan Follette of Boyne Falls, and Tom and Gayle Corcoran of Muskegon.

sunrise: 7:04 a.m. sunset: 6:38 p.m.

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A daughter, Eloise Vivienne

A daughter, Annika Grace

sunrise: 7:05 a.m. sunset: 6:37 p.m.


Community Notes

was born to Kelley and Rich Gasco of Charlevoix, on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Charlevoix Area Hospital. Jaxson weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces at birth. He has a brother, Gixer Gasco. Grandparents are Candy and Sam Cain of Petoskey, Betty Grimm of Tennessee, and Tracy Williams of Tennessee.

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8460 M-119 in the Harbor Plaza near the airport. www. Like us on Facebook.

Free items for babies (dia-

Community Endowment

Fund supports seniors — If you, or a senior you know, are having trouble paying for an essentially needed item or service, options are available. Friendship Centers of Emmet County has recently received a grant from the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation for its Senior Essential Needs Fund. In an ongoing effort to foster independence, the Council on Aging provides this fund to help seniors age 60 and older, residing in Emmet

Veterans Affairs of Em-

met County is open 9 a.m.5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday for assistance to all Emmet County veterans. Located at 3434 M-119, Suite D, Petoskey. Phone (231) 348-1780.

Tax preparation assis-

tance: Seniors (aged 60 and over) who reside in Emmet County can receive help with their home heating credit, homestead credit, and simple 1040 forms from AARP volunteers at the Petoskey Friendship Center, 1322 Anderson Road, Petoskey. Call (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369 for an appointment. An intake form must be completed before your appointment, and can be picked up at the Petoskey center. Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency provides assistance to lowincome individuals regardless of their age. Appointments can be made there by calling (800) 443-5518.

pers, wipes, clothing, etc.) are available to Charlevoix County residents in need 10 a.m.-noon the second Saturday of each month at Christ Lutheran Church, 1250 Boyne Ave., Boyne City (across from football field). Call (231) 582-9301 for more information.

Family Planning appoint-

ments including exams, pap tests, pregnancy tests, birth control methods, treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, and HIV testing are available at Health Department clinics in Charlevoix and Petoskey. Services are based on ability to pay. Plan


The East Jordan Community

Pool is now open Saturdays! Lap swim is 7:30-10 a.m., water exercise is 10-11:30 a.m. and open swim is 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Swim lessons are held by appointment, and you can rent the pool by contacting Deb Harm at (231) 675-0589. The pool is located at 101 Maple St., East Jordan.


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The Petoskey Regional

Audubon meeting/program will feature a presentation on the comeback of the Osprey in southern Michigan at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 11. The program takes place at Independence Village of Petoskey, located at 965 Hager Drive. The program is free, family friendly and open to the public.

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Project FREE preschool in

Petoskey has openings in both morning and afternoon sessions for children who turned age 4 before Nov. 1, 2013. Certified teachers provide art, music, computer time, dramatic play and skill-building activities to build students’ social and academic skills for a smooth transition into kindergarten. Project FREE preschool is offered half days, Monday through Thursday, October through May. Although there is often no cost to families, state eligibility requirements do exist. To learn more or register, call the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan at (231) 347-0067. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle — The ReStore is accepting donations of building material, household items, furniture and more. Please call for a pickup or drop off your donation during store hours: 9:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.3:30 p.m. Saturday. Phone (231) 347-8440. Location:






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