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PAGE 10
Originally opening in
October 2008, Delphines Quilt
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Photo by Jim Akans
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Thursday, October 13, 2011
Bullying is a big problem, and recently, 1989 Gaylord High School
graduate, Michael Collins, teamed up with David Zawicki to estab-
lish Gloves-On, a national anti-bullying organization that has gar-
nered tremendous media attention across the country.
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McGulpin Point Lighthouse
commemorates
250th anniversary of
Patrick McGulpins arrival
McGulpin Point Lighthouse is gearing up
this weekend (October 15th and 16th) to celebrate the 250th
anniversary of Patrick McGulpin's arrival in the Straits of Mackinac.
Introducing Iron Man!
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STORY
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Delphines Quilt
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134 S. Otsego Ave., Gaylord, MI 49735
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Travelers through the roundabout
at North Center and Livingston
Boulevard in Gaylord may have
notices a new arrival perched in the
center of the median. Iron Man is
the latest addition to the landscaped
area, and his presence, and message,
is hard to miss.
Like the University Center
Gaylord located to the east of the
roundabout, Iron Man holds the
world in his hands, notes Jack
Thompson, UC Executive Director.
The University Center Gaylord and
our eight partner schools offer our
students a world of opportunity, and
we felt the sculpture sends the per-
fect message as people approach our
campus.
The University Center Gaylord
purchased the sculpture at last years
Extreevaganza fundraising event
held by the Otsego County
Community Foundation. Artist Tom
Moran of Moran Iron Works in
Onaway created the magnificent iron
sculpture, which looks spectacular in
the daylight, and becomes even
more beautiful as it lights up in the
night. The garden surrounding the
sculpture is planted and maintained
by the Edelweiss Garden Club.
McGulpin Point Lighthouse is gear-
ing up this weekend (October 15th
and 16th) to celebrate the 250th
anniversary of Patrick McGulpin's
arrival in the Straits of Mackinac.
Starting at noon on Saturday, mem-
bers of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of
SEE MCGULPIN PAGE 4A
By Jim Akans
Bullying in schools is a rapidly
escalating national problem that has
reached epic proportions. Statistics
reveal that as many as one out of four
teens are bullied, over 282,000 stu-
dents are physically attacked in sec-
ondary schools across the nation
each month, and that approximately
60 percent of students identified as
bullies in grades six to nine had at
least one criminal conviction by the
age of 24.
Bullying is a big problem, and
recently, 1989 Gaylord High School
graduate, Michael Collins teamed up
with David Zawicki to establish
Gloves-On, a national anti-bullying
organization that has garnered
tremendous media attention across
the country. Gloves-On is dedicated
to helping people put on their
gloves and discover and wear their
strengths, foster integrity through
actions, and give back to organiza-
tions that support self-expression,
firmness, moral compassion and
courage. It is about empowering both
children and adults to share their
strengths and make a difference
through their unity in reducing the
incidents of bullying.
Collins states that he and business
partner Zawicki were initially
inspired by a tragic series of suicides
that occurred about a year ago
involving nine school age children
who had been victims of bullying.
At that time, he recalls, many
non profits and celebrities stepped
up and said this was becoming an
epidemic in our country and some-
thing needed to be done. I had went
through a bulling experience in mid-
dle and high school, and 20 years
later I realized it was time to step
1989 GHS graduate,
Michael Collins co-founds
Gloves-On
national anti-bullying
organization
SEE GLOVES ON PAGE 4A
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Delphines
Quilt Shop
in Gaylord
celebrates
3rd
anniversary
By Jim Akans
It is refreshing and exciting to hear that a locally
owned and operated establishment is celebrating
their 3rd anniversary in business. Such is the case
of Delphines Quilt Shop in Gaylord, which original-
ly opened back in October of 2008.
Ive been in business here in downtown Gaylord
for three years, observes owner Delphine Ren-
Miller, and have been a quilter for thirty years. I
enjoy this opportunity to share my experience with
the people who come into our shop, and very
pleased with the response we have enjoyed from the
community. Downtown Gaylord is an ideal location
for a business; close to the I-75 freeway, with so
many great restaurants and shops, it is a fantastic
shopping destination.
She notes that over the last three years Delphines
Quilt Shop has approximately doubled the number
of items they have in inventory. Those items
include a seemly endless array of fabric bolts, pat-
terns (including those for purses, totes, clothing,
pillow cases, place mats and more) threads,
notions (tools such as rulers, scissors and nee-
dles), and even beautiful greeting cards for nearly
every occasion by such popular makers as Carol
Wilson and Learning Tree.
The seven-member staff is each well-versed and
experienced in sewing and quilting, and Delphines
offers regular demonstrations and classes for those
looking to begin a new hobby, or learn a few new
tricks for a well established one.
0Quilting is a timeless art that appeals to people
of all ages, relates Ren-Miller. It is also not just a
craft for womenmany outstanding quilt designers
are men. We find that people in general are doing
more sewing at home. I think that the popularity of
television shows featuring hand made items may be
encouraging more people to try a craft like quilting
or sewing.
She notes that good place to start is taking a good
beginners class, studying an instructional book,
and perhaps attend a local
quilting event, such as the
upcoming Trunk Show to be
held at the Alpine Lodge in
Gaylord on October 27th.
Quilting is truly a timeless
art; employing an inter-min-
gling of imagination, skills,
techniques and materials by
the artisan to create a unique
piece of work that will be enjoyed for decades to
come. The magnificent handcrafted quilts on dis-
play at Delphines Quilt Shop are simply extraordi-
nary. Those include the very special Quilts of
Valor, which area created by customers from kits
and then sent to provide some comfort to those
who have been touched by war.
We give forty-percent of the purchase price of
those kits back to the customer when they bring in
their completed Quilt of Valor, explains Ren-Miller.
The care and passion expressed in the creation of
each of those quilts, and the enjoyment and com-
fort they will ultimately provide, makes these
unique and loving gifts.
Whether an experienced quilter, or simply curi-
ous about what all the excitement is about, stop by
and peruse the wonderfully unique items offered at
Delphines Quilt
Shop, located at
114 N. Otsego Ave.
in Gaylord. You just
may discover a
marvelous hobby
that will provide
enjoyment and
rewards for many
years to come.
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DelphinesPhoto1; Celebrating three years in business this month, Delphines Quilt Shop is
located at 114 N. Otsego Ave. in Gaylord.
Delphine Miller, owner of Delphines Quilt Shop, observes that Downtown Gaylord is an ideal
location for a business; close to the I-75 freeway, with so many great restaurants and shops, it
is a fantastic shopping destination.
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fraud and crimes occurring in
Crawford County.

1:00 pm Home Repair &
Equity Scams
Donald Miller of Senior Brigade will be here to
inform seniors about detecting and avoiding
possible home repair and equity scams.

2:00 pm Investment Fraud
Donald Miller will return to discuss the
detection and avoidance of investment frauds.

2:45 pm Closing Remarks & Door Prize
Giveaways

Many great door prizes from local Grayling
businesses will be given away!















Wednesday, October 19, 2011 10am 3pm
Grayling Senior Center 308 Lawndale St., Grayling
Crawford County Commission on Aging &
Fraternal Order of Police, AuSable Lodge Presents:
Fraud Fest 2011
Sponsored By:
Crawford County Commission on Aging
Region IX Area Agency on Aging
Fraternal Order of Police, AuSable Lodge
Reservations are Required
Call 348-7123
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Odawa Indians, Historical Commission
members and Emmet County staff will tell the
stories of the era when Patrick McGulpin
arrived in Michilimackinac on September
28th, 1761, with British soldiers as part of the
winding down of the French and Indian War.
Their arrival ushered in radical cultural
change in the previously French-dominated
Straits.
At 1 pm on Saturday, Eric Hemenway, repa-
triation specialist with the LTBB, will present
overview information and provide a sense of
place for how the Native Americans utilized
the land later called McGulpin Point.
Food samplings of corn soup, a Native spe-
cialty, will be served, along with traditional
British bread. Visitors can venture throughout
the lighthouse and the property, including
the trail winding from the lighthouse down to
the shoreline, where the 54-ton "Chi-sin" - or
"Big Rock" - rests. The boulder has been fea-
tured for its size and historical significance in
multiple media outlets, including the Detroit
Free Press and Boston Globe.
Also during the event, visit an authentic
wigwam with several types of indigenous furs
inside for hands-on learning. A Native
American artist will assist visitors in crafting
corn-husk dolls, and a fire-making demon-
stration with traditional flint and strikers will
take place. Games from the era - including
knuckles and checkers - will be available as
well. Additional activities for all ages will take
place around the grounds and within the
lighthouse, which will be open for touring.
Patrick McGulpin is the son of John
McAlpine, for whom McGulpin Point
Lighthouse was named. John McAlpine had
owned the McGulpin Point property since
before the American Revolution. Patrick
inherited the land upon John's death in 1802.
In 1811, it was officially deeded to Patrick as
the first deeded property in Emmet County.
It's unclear whether Patrick ever lived on
the land. However, Patrick's son, George, who
was born in Michilimackinac in 1762 to
Patrick and a Native American wife, did live
on the site. Patrick transferred his new deed
to George in 1818. Ultimately George's wife
and daughter sold the land.
Thus the land passed through four genera-
tions of McGulpins over a period of nearly 100
years.
McGulpin Point Lighthouse remains open
through mid-October and on weekends
through the end of the month. October hours
are noon to 5 p.m. daily. Additionally, the
lighthouse will be open for trick-or-treating
on the weekends of Oct. 21-23 and 28-30, and
Halloween on the 31st
There is no charge to enter the lighthouse,
which is located 2 miles west of downtown
Mackinaw City. For additional information,
visit www.emmetcounty.org
Gloves On Continued...
TERRIFIC KIDS
All kids are terrific and here at South Maple Elementary and North Ohio Elementary we are acknowledging kids for good character. The Kiwanis club of Otsego County is helping us
with this endeavor. Students who exhibit good behavior by following our school rules will be recognized by staff for doing so. One student per class will be selected to receive a Terrific
Kid award, button, and pencil. The student names will be announced on our morning announcements. They will also have their picture taken to hang on our Terrific Kid bulletin
board. This is an excellent opportunity for staff, students, parents and the community to connect on a social/emotional level because good character is just as important as good grades!
here are the terrific kids from south maple
elementary school for the week ending 10-7-11
Back row: Judy (Kiwanis), Mariah Krone, Julia Garcia Hunt, Ethan Gohl, Corey
Deer, Hannah Calano, Chase Rothanburg, Fred (Kiwanis). Middle row: Lauren
Novak, Emma Fitzek, Hailey Zack, Genesis Wood, Joey Kasprzak, Madison
McDowell. Front row: Allison Weber, Jeremie Funk, Trey Butka, Lucy Johnson,
Olivia Hand, Drew Geyer
here are the terrific kids from north ohio
elementary school for the week ending 9-27-11
Front Row: Abby Moeggenberg; Nicole Monusko; Vanessa Stevens; Isaac Nobliski;
Avery Parker; Hailey Buckler; McKenzie Elenz; Elly Bonamie
Back Row: Kobe Lott; Olivia Hall; Jordana Marchlewski; Hannah Holmes; Kurtis
Hill; Sarah Tolin; Olivia Irish; Justin Boughner; Kiwanian, Mr. Bump
McGulpin continued...
back and analyze that experience. I decide we
needed to make an effort to raise awareness
of this problem and also develop a resource
for those who were being bullied.
Collins and Zawicki decided to brand the
first apparel line in the country designed to
support anti-bullying efforts. That idea soon
became Gloves-On, and after a year of inten-
sive development, the organization was offi-
cially launched.
Gloves-On offers a full line of exclusive
What is your strength products that sup-
porters utilize to visually demonstrate their
shared mission to reduce incidents of bully-
ing. Available online or at the Gloves-On
headquarters in Birmingham, Michigan,
selections include hats, T-shirts, hoodies,
bracelets, necklaces, key chains, posters and
more. A portion of the proceeds from sales of
these items is donated to national organiza-
tions that support anti-bullying programs. A
common element is the Cornerman figure,
an icon that is a combined friend, defender,
advisor, and coach for those facing a bullying
experience.
Finding your strength is one part of the
equation, relates Collins, having someone
who steps up to support a person in a bully-
ing situation, who has that persons back, is
the second side. A Cornerman is that person.
Everyone in life needs a Cornerman, whether
they are going through a bullying experience,
or need support during other difficult times
such as a divorce or loss of a loved one.
This past weekend, a huge event was held
on October 7th at the Community House in
Birmingham, Michigan, to celebrate the offi-
cial launch of the Gloves-On anti-bullying
line of products. National media and sup-
porters from across the country attended the
event, and even a few Gaylord High School
graduates made the journey to take part in
the celebration. Half of the proceeds from a
50/50 raffle during the event are being donat-
ed to the Gaylord Community Schools and
the Jefferson Elementary School in southeast
Michigan to be used for school anti-bullying
campaigns.
Nationally recognized Detroit area
singer/songwriter Stephanie K wrote an
exclusive song for Gloves-On titled Dont
Give Up, which will be available on itunes.
Stephanie is known for known her rousing
renditions of the National Anthem at Detroit
Pistons/Detroit Tigers games, has received
numerous music industry awards, and has
recently completed an album produced by
Grammy-Award winner Michael Powell. Her
support of the Gloves-On organization is a
testament to the growing awareness that bul-
lying in our schools must stop.
What we are doing is bringing increased
awareness about what is happening in our
society, affirms Collins. I truly believe we
have a responsibility to our children that they
should not have to worry about going to
school and being bullied. We are working
diligently to prevent bullying from happen-
ing.
October is National Anti-Bullying Month,
and the perfect time to begin demonstrating
strength against bullying by donning some of
the classy apparel or displaying posters avail-
able through Gloves-On. Hogans Jewelers in
downtown Gaylord has purchased several
Gloves-On posters and will donate a poster to
area teachers who would like to display them
in their classrooms. They are available by
stopping by Hogans Jewelers, which is locat-
ed at 311 West Main Street in Gaylord, or by
calling Debbie Collins at (989) 732-4444.
For more information about Gloves-On,
visit www.gloves-on.com
The Cornerman pledge
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terrific kids otsego Christian school
Front Row: Sarah Wolf, Gavin Freeman, Abigael Rupp, Rebecca DeWitt, Logan Detloff, Jack Robel, Noa
Johnson & Emma Johnson. Back Row: Karla Hawkins, Chuck Bump (Kiwanis), Mikaela Matheny, Eli
Datema, Bob Wilson (Kiwanis) & Austin Nicholas
Otsego Christian
School (OCS) is proud to
announce our "Terrific
Kids" for the month of
September! All of our
children here at OCS are
terrific, but we want to
take some time to also
honor those students
who exhibit outstanding
behavior and character
in and out of the classroom. Here at OCS, we have a monthly award that we
give these students, and it is called the "Timothy Award." It is based on 1
Timothy 4:12 and states, "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are
young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith
and in purity." The Kiwanis Club of Otsego County is now partnering with us
in honoring these students, so on the first Wednesday of every month several
students from each class will be selected to receive the "Terrific Kid" award,
and they will be presented with a certificate and a small gift by a representa-
tive from the Kiwanis Club and Karla Hawkins, the OCS Administrator. Our
students are very special to us, and we appreciate the opportunity to praise
them for their exceptional attitudes and behavior and share this good news
with the community.
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By Jim Akans
Many Northern Michigan residents are
familiar with the outstanding opportunities
provided by the ongoing work of the
Bergmann Center in Charlevoix. The staff at
the non-profit Center assists in building life
skills for individuals with developmental dis-
abilities, with programs that include on-site
job training and employment opportunities,
volunteer opportunities, community aware-
ness, daily living skills and enrichment classes.
What many may not be aware of is that start-
ing in August of 2010, The Bergmann Center
opened a fantastic Resale Shop located right
next to their main facility on Ance Road, offer-
ing terrific bargains on resale goods ranging
from clothing, furniture and other household
items, to one-of-a-kind new products created
by local individuals.
Aimee Vander Ark, Administrative Assistant
at the Bergmann Center and Resale Shop
Supervisor, notes, We have many exciting
products made by individuals at the
Bergmann Center; such as fire starters from
recycled material, furniture painted by a local
woman artist, gazing balls made from recycled
bowing balls adorned with donated stained
glass, items from clay, handmade jewelry, love
lights made with clear stained glass and can-
dles, and much more. Our customers regular-
ly tell us they absolutely love this merchandise,
and because they are hand-crafted, each is
unique.
In addition to a lot of great merchandise, the
Bergmann Center Resale Shop also offers a
great place for individuals in the Centers pro-
gram to learn skills on the job, such as running
a cash register and processing inventory.
These are valuable skills that will continue to
provide rewards for these individuals for years
to come.
We are very excited about the success of the
Resale Shop, affirms Vander Ark. We have a
great staff and core of volunteers, and are
always looking for more individuals who
would like to join our team.
The Bergmann Center Resale Shop is locat-
ed at 8888 Ance Road in Charlevoix, and is
open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am to 4
pm, and the staff accepts item donations dur-
ing those hours as well. For additional infor-
mation call (231) 547- 9624 or visit
www.bergmanncenter.org and follow the
Resale Shop link.
H I D D E N T R E A S U R E S
Find resale bargains and one-of-kind items
at the Bergmann Center Resale Shop
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Wednesday at Grayling Senior Center
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ing from clothing, furniture and other household items, to one-of-a-kind new prod-
ucts created by local individuals.
BergmannResalePhoto2; The Bergmann Center Resale Shop is located at
8888 Ance Road in Charlevoix, and is open Tuesday through
Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm.
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Call Chris at 989-217-1345
Serving Northern Michigan
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Interior & Exterior & Decks
Senior Discounts
Fall
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By Jim Akans
Unfortunately, todays bustling world is too
often filled with scam artists and profiteers
looking for their next mark to take financial
and emotional advantage of. Next
Wednesday, October 19th, the Crawford
County Commission on Aging and the
Fraternal Order of Police, AuSable Lodge,
have joined to sponsor an informative, and
potentially protective event called Fraud
Fest 2011, to assist attendees in identifying,
and avoiding such scams.
Fraud Fest is being held at the Grayling
Senior Center located at 308 Lawndale Street,
and will run from 10 am until 3 pm. Session
highlights will include a presentation by John
M Reigle, a consumer rights advocate in the
funeral industry, regarding end of life plan-
ning. Terry Lockwood, owner of Sorenson-
Lockwood Funeral Home in Grayling, will
offer his insights from a local perspective
about possible scams seniors may face.
After a fabulous lunch, Sheriff Wakefield
and Police Chief Baum will discuss informa-
tion about scams, fraud and crime occurring
right here in Crawford County. Don Miller, of
Senior Brigade, will present suggestions to
help seniors
avoid home
repair and
equity related
scams. The final presenter at the event will be
Donald Miller, who will discuss how to detect
and avoid investment fraud.
Fraud Fest 2011 is free to attend, though
reservations are required and can be made by
calling the Crawford County
Commission on Aging at
(989) 348-7123. The suggest-
ed donation for lunch is $2.50
for those sixty years of age
and older, and $5.25 for those
under 60. A salad bar may be
added for an additional suggested donation
of $2.50.
Take a proactive approach, and learn from
the experts how to avoid scams at Fraud Fest
2011.
To add your business listing E-Mail office@WeeklyChoice.com
BOYNE CITY
Challenge Mountain
Resale Shop
1158 S. M-75
Boyne City
231-582-5711
www.challengemtn.org
CHARLEVOIX
Consign Design
100 Van Pelt Pl.
Charlevoix
231-237-9773
www.consigndesign.net
CHARLEVOIX
Bergmann Center
Resale Shop
8888 Ance Road
231-547-9624
www.bergmanncenter.org
Kellys Antiques &
Furniture Barn
06176 Old US 31 South
Charlevoix
231-547-0133
www.dkellyantiques.com
EAST JORDAN
StoneHedge Gardens
02195 North M-66
East Jordan
231-350-2246
www.StoneHedgeGardens.net
ELLSWORTH
Good Samaritan
Resale Shop
9746 Main St.,
Ellsworth
231-588-2208
thegoodsam.org
ELLSWORTH
Good Samaritan
Furniture & More Store
6517 Center St.
Downtown Ellsworth
231-588-2208
thegoodsam.org
FREDERIC
Pineview Military Surplus
7328 Old 27 North
Frederic
989-348-8300
GAYLORD
A-2-Z Resale
1829 Old 27 South, Gaylord
989-732-9500
Alpine Consign
123 S. Indiana,Gaylord
989-731-4327
Goodwill Retail and
Donation Center
1361 Pineview Dr (near Lowes)
Gaylord
989-705-1747
www.goodwillnmi.org
GAYLORD
Great Rooms
Quality Pre-Owned Furniture
148 W. Main Street
Gaylord
989-745-5184
www.greatroomsgaylord.com
Trinity House
3764 E. M-32
Gaylord
989-858-3109
989-619-0479
Angels at Work Resale
1523 S Otsego Ave.
Gaylord
989.448.8615
Venus & Blue Jeans
340 West Main Street
Gaylord
989-731-2600
www.venusandbluejeans.com
HARBOR SPRINGS
New Beginnings Thrift Shop
650 W Conway Rd.
Harbor Springs
231-348-2980
HARBOR SPRINGS
Habitat for Humanity Restore
8460 M-119
Harbor Springs
231-347-8440
Quality Sports & Tools
Consignment
1221 W Conway Rd.
Harbor Springs
231-487-0152
www.qtsconsignments.com
INDIAN RIVER
Finders Keepers Antiques
& Consignment Shop
3639 S. Straits Hwy.
Indian River
231-238-5000
MANCELONA
Mancelona Food Pantry
& Resale Shop
201 N. Maple St.
Mancelona
231-587-9606
MIO
Strawberry Patch ReSale
Consignment
Downtown Mio
989-826-1503
ONAWAY
Second Chance Thrift Store
20420 State St., Onaway
989-733-9671
PETOSKEY
Challenge Mountain
Resale Shop
2429 US31 North,
Petoskey
231-348-3195
www.challengemtn.org
Goodwill Retail and
Donation Center
1600 Anderson Road
Petoskey
231-348-6947
www.goodwillnmi.org
Hidden Treasures
Northern Michigan Treasure Hunters Guide to area
antique, consignment, resale and thrift shops
In the Rough, Professionally Painted
or Completely Restored
Over 7,000 sq. ft. of Furniture, Antiques & Goodies
06176 Old U.S. 31 South, Charlevoix, MI 49720
E-Mail: donkellyantiques@yahoo.com
FURNITURE BARN
(231) 547-0133 Cell (231) 881-0353
Web: dkellyantiques.com
CUSTOM & ANTIQUE
FURNITURE
Liz Harding
Sales
We offer...Residential Commercial
Carpet Vinyl Rugs Hardwood
Ceramic Laminate Window Fashions
QUALITY EXPERIENCE EXCELLENCE
(989) 731-2003 FX (989) 731-9949
liz@hickersonfloor.com
www.hickersonfloor.com
2234 M-32 West, Gaylord, MI 49735
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GAYLORD
Still time to Sign Up for
Bear Basketball 3-6 Grade
Now in its 24th year, Bear
Basketball begins soon. 3rd
6th grade boys and girls bas-
ketball camp each Saturday
afternoon beginning October
1. League for 3rd 6th grade
boys and girls begins in
January. Registration Register
on-line at
www.BearBasketball.org. All
games and classes take place
at the Otsego County
Community Center, 315 S.
Center St. Cost is only $15.
This is Northern Michigans
premier youth basketball
program and includes more
than 400 youth from all over
Northern Michigan. Boys
and girls grades 3-6 can sign
up at the Community Center.
Classes run thru Nov. 5 and
players are not required to
attend every class.
MACKINAW CITY
Shoppers fest
The Mackinaw City Chamber
of Commerce invites you to
enjoy a windfall of savings at
the 35th Annual Fall shop-
pers Fest! Come and enjoy a
bigger and better Fall
Shoppers Fest thru October
16. To kick off the festival
GRAYLING
Uncorked, Uncapped
Buy your tickets now for
Uncorked/Uncapped in
Grayling. Tickets are now on
sale for the Kiwanis Club of
Graylings annual
Uncorked/Uncapped in
Grayling a wine & beer tast-
ing event. This event will be
held Thursday, October 13th
from 5:30 7:30pm at the
Camp Grayling Officers Club.
This year, they will feature
Michigan wines AND beer.
Hurry and get your tickets
todayonly 200 tickets will
be sold!! Tickets are $15 and
are available at: from any
Kiwanis Member, Flowers by
Josie, Fick & Sons and the
Camp Grayling Officers Club
(348-9033).
GRAYLING
Harvest dinner
The Community is invited to
attend a Harvest Dinner at
the Grayling Senior Center
on Thursday, October 13th
from 4-6pm. Menu includes
Cornish Hens, Mashed Sweet
Potatoes, Succotash
Vegetables, Cinnamon
Applesauce and Strawberry-
Rhubarb Pie. The meal is
only $5.25 per person with a
suggested donation of $2.50
for people over 60. Dinner is
open to the public. The
Senior Center is located at
308 Lawndale St. For more
information contact the
Senior Center at (989) 348-
7123.
VANDERBILT
Home dedication
The public is cordially invit-
ed to Otsego County Habitat
for Humanitys House #19
Home Dedication Friday,
October 14, 6pm at 484
Sheridan St.
GAYLORD
Caramel Apple Sale
Alpine Chocolat Haus And
Otsego County United Way
Presents the 2011 fall Friday
Apple Days thru Oct. 14!
Order your caramel apples by
fax (989-731-4769) and have
them delivered to your office
one of two Friday's in
October. Alpine Chocolat
Haus donates all profits from
the caramel apple sales to the
Otsego County United Way
CHARLEVOIX
Annual Apple Festival
Experience the magic of
autumn in Northern
Michigan at the 33rd Annual
Charlevoix Apple Festival &
Craft Show on Friday,
Saturday & Sunday, October
14 - 16. This 3-day event,
sponsored by the Charlevoix
Area Chamber of Commerce,
is held yearly to honor local
orchards and growers who, in
the spirit of the season, line
Bridge Street to bring the fall
harvest to you. The festivals
focal point is the apple,
proven to be the most popu-
lar fruit in North America.
Northern Michigans cool
temperatures are said to pro-
duce tastier and more color-
ful fruit than those grown in
warmer climates. More than
30 types of apples will be on
hand as well as other fall har-
vest items such as pumpkins,
squash, jam, honey, maple
syrup, and cider. Festival
hours are Friday Noon to
6pm, Saturday 10am to 6pm,
and Sunday 10am to 4pm.
ROSCOMMON
A Celebration of Fine Art
October 14-16 at
Roscommon County annex
building (112 S. 4th St,
Roscommon) Please join
Kirtland Community College
for an exhibit of Northern
Michigans finest artists.
Event Schedule: Friday, Oct
14 from 5-7pm: Food &
Drinks, Short Presentation &
Kirtland Performing Arts
ticket drawing. Saturday, Oct
15 from 10am-4pm
Refreshments &
Demonstrations from artists
all day. Sunday, Oct 16 from
11am-3pm Refreshments &
Best in Show will be chosen
at 3pm. For more info, call
Lynn at 989-275-5000, Ext.
418.
FREDERIC
Teen Frederic
Friday, October 14 at 6pm at
Frederic Library -Teen &
tween program filled with
books, crafts, snacks and fun.
GAYLORD
A Bushel of Song
The Michigan Northern
Lights Chorus presents A
Bushel of Song, a celebration
of music and harvest time
Friday, Oct. 14, 7pm at the
First United Methodist
Church, 215 S. Center st..
Tickets are $10 at the door.
GAYLORD
1st Anniversary
1st Anniversary Party, Four
Star Nutrition Saturday Oct
15th, 10 am to 1 pm. Stop in
before that and register for
prizes and free smoothies.
Drawings and treats at the
party. For more information
call Four Star Nutrition at
989-448-8618.
GAYLORD to MACKINAW CITY
Bike Trail Ride
Top of Michigan 100K on
Saturday, October 15. The
Top of Michigan Trails
Council has announced this
event, both an individual
Ultra race and 2-person and
6-person relay. With legs
from 5.6 miles to 16.9 miles,
the event has something for
everyone. Get your team
together today. The event
starts in Gaylord and runs the
entire length of the North
Central trail to Mackinaw
City. A beautiful, downhill
trail run on crushed lime-
stone with no chance of get-
ting lost. For a complete
description of trail sections,
see www.TrailsCouncil.org.
LEWISTON
Christmas in October
Bazaar
Spaces are available to
crafters for the Christmas in
October Bazaar, Saturday,
October 15th at the Lewiston
Elementary School, 4580
Montmorency St., Lewiston,
from 9:30am to 3:30pm. Cost
is $30 per 8ft space. Call 989-
786-3385 for a registration
form. Sponsored by
Montmorency County
Habitat for Humanity and
Lewiston Lioness Lions.
GAYLORD
Mom 2 Mom Sale
Do you need to clean out
some items your children no
longer fit into? Need a little
extra money? This is the per-
fect place to sell your gently
used children's items. Rent 2
tables for $20. Or...Are you
looking for some great finds
for your kids? This is the sale
for you. Saturday, Oct. 15,
8am - Noon at Evangelical
Free Church, M-32 East. For
details call Kali Stafford, 231-
525-8752 or Jessica Mason,
989-619-3604. Admission is
$2. Hosted by Gaylord Area
MOPS.
CHEBOYGAN
Marathon
October 15, 9am, Tip Of The
Trails Ultra Marathon on the
North Central Trails System
from Gaylord to Mackinaw
City.
CHEBOYGAN
Benefit Dinner
October 15, Benefit Dinner 4-
7pm sponsored by the First
Congregational Church. This
is a benefit dinner for Juanita
Cole's travel expenses to visit
her son in Hawaii who has
cancer. Swiss steak dinner
from 4-7pm at the First
Congregational Church. Cost
is $10 per person
ROSCOMMON
Richard Marx at Kirtland
The Kirtland Center will
present the Richard Marx
Stories to Tell on Saturday,
October 15 at 7pm at the
Performing Arts Center on
Kirtlands main campus in
Roscommon. Ticket prices
for the Oct. 15th perform-
ance will be $36 and $32. The
dinner tickets are $12 each
person and reservations are
required as seating is limited.
For dinner tickets, call the
Ticket Office at 989-275-
6777. To purchase show tick-
ets call the Ticket Office or go
online to www.kirtlandcen-
ter.com.
ELLSWORTH
Mom to mom sale
Save big on kids clothes,
sporting goods, toys, shoes,
baby equipment and lots
more at the Ellsworth Mom 2
Mom Sale at Banks Township
Hall, 6520 Center Street, on
Saturday, October 15 from
9am to 1pm. Admission $1.
Want to be a vendor? Booth
space is just $15 and includes
two tables. Vendor lunch
available day of sale for $5.
For more information or to
print a registration form go to
www.ellsworthmom2mom.c
om or email info@ellsworth-
mom2mom.com. The Mom 2
Mom Sale is organized by
and a fundraiser for
Ellebration, Ellsworths sum-
mer festival.
GRAYLING
Critters in the
Moonlight
Saturday, October 15th from
5:00 -8:15pm at Hartwick
Pines State Park -The Friends
of Hartwick Pines will spon-
sor their annual Critters in
the Moonlight Halloween
Walk at the park, located at
4216 Ranger Rd. in Grayling.
The event is a fun and educa-
tional 45-minute trek
through Hartwick Pines trails
lit by 100 jack-o-lanterns and
lantern lights. Meet up with
friendly forest critters along
the way. A special trail for
small children is about 20
minutes long. The first tour
leaves from the Memorial
Building porch at 5 p.m.
Visitors are encouraged to
wear costumes. Boy Scout
Troop 1 from Gaylord will
have chili and hot dogs for
sale starting at 4:30 p.m.
Photo buttons can be pur-
chased of your favorite little
critter. For further details,
call the park office at 989-
348-7068 or Visitor Center at
989-348-2537. The event is
free; however, a Recreation
Passport is required for vehi-
cles entering Hartwick Pines
State Park.
ROSCOMMON
Richard Marx at Kirtland
Saturday, October 15th at
7pm at the Kirtland Center
for the Performing Arts -
Richard Marx Stories to Tell -
A Very Special Acoustic
Performance. Richard Marx
is an American adult con-
temporary and pop/rock
singer, songwriter, musician,
and record producer. He had
a string of hit singles in the
late 1980s and 1990s, includ-
ing Endless Summer
Nights, Right Here Waiting,
Now and Forever, and
Hazard. Ticket Prices: $36
(A/B) & $32 (C/D). For more
information, please call the
ticket office at (989) 275-6777
or visit
www.kirtlandcenter.com.
GRAYLING
Little League Bowling
Fundraiser
Saturday, October 15th,
begins at 7pm at the
American Legion Lanes -This
9 pin no tap event costs $25
per person and includes 3
games, shoes and food. There
will be a 50/50 drawing and
some bucket raffles.
Additionally, lane sponsor-
ships will be sold for $100
and sponsor lists will be
posted prominently at the
event. Anyone interested in
bowling or sponsoring a lane
can contact Teresa Bonamie
at (989) 390-4633.
GAYLORD
Soup supper
Community of Christ Church
is holding a soup supper fol-
lowed by a pie auction on
Saturday, October 15 begin-
ning at 5pm. The event will
be held in the basement fel-
lowship hall of the church
located at 220 S. Center St.
Come and enjoy home-made
soup and bid on your favorite
kind of pie.
GRAYLING
WrestleMania Kickoff
Bash
Saturday, October 15th at
1:30pm at Devereaux Library.
Learn all the right moves
with the AuSable Wrestling
Association. Have your pic-
ture taken with a WWE stand
up. See Big Show in a special
movie showing of
Knuckleheadall this and
popcorn too! Take the
WrestleMania Reading
Challenge!
MACKINAW CITY
250th anniversary
Emmet County officials and
members of the Emmet
County Historical
Commission will invite visi-
tors to McGulpin Point
Lighthouse in early fall 2011
to celebrate the 250th
anniversary of Patrick
McGulpin's arrival in the
Straits of Mackinac. A week-
end of events is planned for
Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 15-16.
PETOSKEY
Costume exchange
The Great Start Parent
Coalition and Char-Em ISD
are teaming up to offer a
Halloween costume
exchange for children in the
area. The Halloween costume
exchange will take place from
2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at
the ISD Taylor School for
Exceptional Learners, 1515
Cemetery Road, in Petoskey
behind the Petoskey Cinema
(enter off Cemetery Road).
The exchange is geared for
children ages 12 and under.
Parents can bring in gently
used Halloween costumes for
exchange or take home a
Halloween costume during
the family-themed event. In
addition to Halloween cos-
tume exchanges, young chil-
dren and families can enjoy
pumpkin decorating, treats
and games such as Mummy
Wrap and Squash Bowling.
The first 50 children will
receive a free pumpkin.
Families that do not have
costumes for exchange are
welcome to attend and find a
costume for their child. For
more information, contact
Great Start Parent Liaison
Mandy Peterson workdays at
(231) 582-8070. Although
reservations are not required,
they are appreciated by call-
ing Peterson.
GAYLORD
Public Meeting
Oil and Gas Contracts: Issues
for Landowners. Presenter:
David B. Schweikhardt,
Ph.D., J.D. Monday, October
17, 7pm at Livingston
Township Hall, Old 27 North.
Presented by Otsego Country
Farm Bureau. Questions call
Larry Nowak 989-732-5743
GRAYLING
Computer classes
In partnership with Kirtland
Community College, the
Crawford County
Commission on Aging &
Senior Center will be offering
computer classes during
October. Upcoming classes
include the following:
Tuesday, October 11,
Computers 101 and Tuesday,
October 18th, Windows 7.
Cost of each session is $10
paid on the day of the class.
Check-in for the classes
begins at Noon with the class
running from 12:30-3:30pm.
Class size is limited to 10 per
class. To register for a class,
please contact 989-348-7123.
GRAYLING
Ghoulish Gourmet
Tuesday, October 18 at 6pm
at Devereaux Library. Adult
Program. Tastes greatless
chilling. Terrify your taste
buds and learn some revolt-
ing recipes for Halloween
from chillin Chef Larry
(Madman) Meyer. Prizes for
costume wearing attendees.
PETOSKEY
Credit repair
Northwest Michigan
Community Action Agency
will be hosting workshop on
Credit and Credit Repair on
October 18 from 6pm to
9pm, as part of a free series of
workshops on financial fit-
ness. The series workshops
are offered to the general
public for free at NMCAA,
2202 Mitchell Park. Attend all
the six free financial fitness
workshops and get your cer-
tificate of completion! To reg-
ister or to find out about the
future workshops, please call
800-443-5518.
GAYLORD
Pumpkin coloring
contest
Four Star Nutrition Pumpkin
Coloring Contest, Oct 12 thru
Oct 20 for children ages 4
thru 6 and 7 thru 10. Come
on in and color your pump-
kin, PRIZES will be awarded
in each age group at our
Halloween Party on Oct 22
from 11 am to Noon. Entries
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GRAYLING
Fraud Fest
Wednesday, October 19,
10am 3pm at the Grayling
Senior Center, 308 Lawndale
St.
10:00am - End of Life
Planning with John M. Reigle.
11:15am - A Local
Perspective on Funeral and
Memorial Service Planning
with Terry Lockwood. Noon -
Lunch - Enjoy a fabulous
lunch prepared by our own
staff. $2.50 suggested dona-
tion for those 60+ or $5.25 for
those under 60. You can add
our Salad Bar for an addition-
al $2.50. 12:10pm - Scams
and Scum in Crawford
County Sheriff Wakefield
and Chief Baum will be shar-
ing information on the differ-
ent scams, fraud and crimes
occurring in Crawford
County. 1:00pm - Home
Repair & Equity Scams with
Donald Miller of Senior
Brigade. 2:00pm -
Investment Fraud with
Donald Miller. 2:45pm
Closing Remarks & Door
Prize Giveaways. Sponsored
by Crawford County
Commission on Aging,
Region IX Area Agency on
Aging & Fraternal Order of
Police, AuSable Lodge
GRAYLING
Library Program for
Seniors
Tuesday, October 20 at 2pm
at Mercy Manor. Library
Program for the seniors @
Mercy Manor. For additional
information call 231-348-
0317.
GRAYLING
Business after hours
The Grayling Regional
Chamber of Commerce
invites you to Business after
hours Thursday, Oct. 20 from
5:30 7:30pm at Mercy
Hospital Grayling Cafeteria.
Sponsored by Mercy Hospital
Grayling. $5 for Members,
$10 for non-members.
PETOSKEY
Business after Hours
October 20, at Whitecaps
Restaurant. Cost to attend is
$7 for members and $12 for
non-members. Business
after Hours takes place from
5-7pm
GRAYLING
Harvest Dinner
Michelson Memorial United
Methodist Church will host
its annual Harvest Dinner on
Thursday, October 20. The
turkey dinner will be served
from 5 to 7 p.m. at the
church, 400 Michigan
Avenue. Take-outs will be
available only from 4 to 5
p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults,
$4 for children ages 6-12 and
under age 6 eat free.
GAYLORD
Holiday Bazaar
Look through a large selec-
tion of hand crafted item at
the Holiday Bazaar October
21 & 22, 9am 4pm at Trinity
Lutheran Church, 1354 S.
Otsego. The bazaar features
tons of items plus Grandmas
attic and delicious baked
goods.
GAYLORD
Art-full Gathering
Michaywe` will host the 4th
Annual Art-full Gathering Art
Show & Sale Oct. 22 from
10am - 3pm at Michaywe
clubhouse. This event is
sponsored by Friends on
Purpose owners Mary
Backlund and Sheila
Simpson to promote the tal-
ent of area artists.
GAYLORD
Crafts N More
The Daughters of Isabella
Crafts n More Show will be
held at St. Marys Cathedral
Hall, 606 N. Ohio Ave. on
October 22 from 9am to 3pm.
Shop for fall and Christmas
crafts and dcor from local
vendors. Other features
include gently used treas-
ures, home-made baked
goods, luncheon, cake-walk,
childrens hour, door prizes
and cash raffle prizes.
Admission is free.
GAYLORD
Gun & Knife Show
October 22, 9am - 4pm at
Eagles Club, 515 S. Wisconsin
Ave, Gaylord. Buying guns,
old knives, war relics,
Japanese swords and more.
Admission $5, $1 for children
14 and under. Info: call 989-
686-6535
GAYLORD
Kountry Klassic
Concert
The Gaylord Kiwanis are
hosting a Kountry Klassic
concert featuring Don Moyer
with guests, Rawhide Sat.
Oct. 22, 7pm at Gornick
Auditorium in Gaylord High
School. Tickets are $10 a per-
son, 989-732-2177
GRAYLING
Big Whatever Sale
Vendors are invited Nov. 5 at
the American Legion Hall,
9am - 3pm. Crafts, garage
sale items and anything you
would like to sell at your
table. Merchants are also
welcome. Reserve your $10
and one item donation table
by Oct. 22. For information
call Rose Mary Nelson, 989-
348- 2985. There will be a
silent auction of donated
items. All proceeds fund
scholarships and help our
Veterans.
BURT LAKE
Colonial Point
Cultural Hike
Saturday Oct. 22, 1:30 pm.
Join board member and for-
mer associate director of
University of Michigan
Biological Station (UMBS),
Mark Paddock, along with
local archaeologist Katie
Parker, UMBS Resident
Biologist Bob VandeKopple,
and Little Traverse
Conservancy Executive
Director Tom Bailey for a tour
of this unique old-growth
oak forest to discuss the cul-
tural history of Colonial
Point. Delve into the histori-
cal relationship between the
land and its people and how
it has shaped the existing for-
est structure. No charge, but
pre-registration is required
by calling 231.347.0991.
CHEBOYGAN
German Dinner
October 23, 4-7pm at St. John
Lutheran Church, 8757 N.
Straits Hwy
GAYLORD
Health seminar
Learn about Headaches at a
health seminar Oct. 25 at
Saks Wellness Center, 1477 S.
Otsego. The session begins at
6:30pm.
CHEBOYGAN
Ducks Unlimited
Banquet
October 27, 6pm at
Cheboygan Eagles Hall
FAIRVIEW
Gun auction
LARGE GUN AUCTION. 80-
100 guns from a private col-
lection at absolute auction.
Everything from old
Winchesters to modern. Plus
ammo, scopes, etc. Friday,
Oct. 28th, 5:30 - 8:30pm at
Let's Talk Auction on M-33, 2
miles west of Fairview. For
gun list and pictures go to
www.LetsTalkAuction.com or
phone 989-848-5158
PETOSKEY
Concert
Blissfest Fall Concert Series
presents Magnificent 7s Oct.
29 at 8pm at Crooked Tree
Arts Center. Bluegrass with a
Canadian twist. Tickets are
$10 for Blissfest Members;
$15 for Not-yet-Members;
Students are half off
BOYNE FALLS
Nightmare at
Challenge Mountain
Every Friday and Saturday in
October from 7-10 pm.
Adults $10, 2 Children for $5.
This is NOT your typical
haunted house attraction.
Souls are expected to hang
out and explore the entire 3
hours, we have something for
everyone. The Nightmare is
layered, full of small details
that tell little stories; some
from folk lore including some
with real history behind
them. Look closely and tell
yourselves the stories if you
dare! Inside the Haunted
Lodge feature include: Evil
Resides Path, Drain Maze,
Evil History Ghost Tour, 1292
the Dungeon. Outside
beware of what waits for you!
Grimm Forest 11, Graves
Family Graveyard, Witch
Cottage Which Witch is
which Witch?, Greatful Dead
Cemetery Boot Hill Famous
characters from the
American Wild West, and the
Dead Branch Saloon. For
additional information and
directions visit www.chal-
lengemtn.org
BAY HARBOR
Trick or Trunk or
Treating in the Village
Trick or treating will take
place Oct. 31 from 4-5pm
throughout the merchants in
the Village at Bay Harbor and
Main Street will also be lined
up with decorated cars with
their trunks open and filled
with candy and other
Halloween goodies. A City of
Petoskey fire truck will also
be here handing out goodies
to the trick-or-treaters.
PETOSKEY
Downtown Trick or
Treating
Attention all miniature fairy
princesses, witches, ghosts
and goblins! Once again, the
delightful and fun
Downtown Petoskey Fall Kids
Fest will be offered to area
children on Saturday morn-
ing, October 29. The Petoskey
Public Library will be hosting
other seasonal events in the
afternoon. All area children
are invited to the Children's
Costume Parade beginning
at Central Elementary School
(corner of Howard and State
Streets). Children will line up
beginning at 9:30am. At
10am the parade will begin
on Howard Street and end in
Pennsylvania Park. Streets
will be closed for the safety of
all participants and
observers. From 10am to
Noon, children can "trick-or-
treat" at various stores
throughout Downtown
Petoskey. Signs will be posted
at stores participating in this
event.
ONAWAY
Trunk or Treat
Oct. 31 Trunk or Treat at
Toms Family Market 5-7pm
in parking lot. Register your
vehicle at Toms Market
before Oct. 30.
CHEBOYGAN
Trick or treating
Downtown Cheboygan Trick-
or-Treating Oct. 31, 3-5pm in
Downtown Cheboygan
BAY HARBOR
Wellness hours
During October and
November, The Spa at The
Inn at Bay Harbor will offer
wellness hours during
which 10% of their spa treat-
ment revenue will be donat-
ed to the Womens Resource
Center of Northern Michigan
(WRC). The program is part
of Marriotts Global Women's
Wellness Cause. Spa guests
who receive services on
Mondays from 3-5 p.m. and
Tuesdays from 3-6 p.m.,
October 10 through
November 23, will benefit
from their spa treatment
while also helping support
programs and services of the
WRC.
INDIAN RIVER
Farm Market
The Indian River Farm
Market is back with the won-
derful fresh produce, flowers,
jams, breads and other
homemade items! Stop in
and support your local farm-
ers and vendors, and enjoy
home grown items. The Farm
Market will be every
Wednesday 2pm- 6pm and
every Saturday 9am 1pm at
the Citizens National Bank
parking lot on the corner of S.
Straits Hwy and M-68. The
Farm Market will run
through October 29th. For
more information call the
Chamber at 231-238-9325.
GAYLORD
Democrats meet
Otsego County Democrats
meets 3rd Tuesdays. 6 PM
United Way Building. Call
Carol at 989-732-2591 for
info.
CHEBOYGAN COUNTY
100 Club
The Cheboygan County 100
Club proudly announces its
creation. The Cheboygan
County 100 Club is a non-
profit organization estab-
lished to provide financial
assistance to families of
Cheboygan County firefight-
ers, law enforcement officers,
first responders or ambu-
lance personnel injured, dis-
abled or killed serving
Cheboygan County. Anyone
interested in making a dona-
tion or inquiring about a
membership please contact
Richard Kolb at (231) 818-
0585
GAYLORD
Farmer's Market
The Gaylord Downtown
Farmers Market is consid-
ered one of the finest mar-
kets in northern Michigan!
Michigan farm producers sell
fresh fruits and vegetables,
baked goods, herbs, and
much more under the down-
town pavilion. In the warmer
months, youll also find out-
door plants and flowers.
Ample parking is available.
Open every Saturday, 8am to
2pm, through October 29.
And every Wednesday, 8am
to 2pm, July through
October.
GRAYLING
Deliverable Fuels
Assistance
NEMCSA (Northeast
Michigan Community
Service Agency) has money
available to assist low-
income families with the
delivery of fuels such as
propane, fuel oil and fire-
wood. There are guidelines
which must be followed.
Crawford County residents
who think they might qualify
should contact Beth at 1-866-
270-0687 for prescreening. If
applicants meet all eligibility
requirements, an application
will be mailed or faxed at the
customers request. All appli-
cations are on a first come-
first served basis.
GRAYLING
Zumba Gold Fitness
Zumba Gold Fitness is a fun
and exciting fitness program
done with Latin music. It was
designed for the older adult
both fit and those who may
be limited physically. The
Zumba Program strives to
improve balance, strength,
flexibility, and most impor-
tant, the heart. You can even
participate sitting in a chair.
Bring comfortable no trac-
tion shoes and a water bot-
tle. This is a free class. Judy
Morford, Licensed Instructor.
Every Monday at 12:30pm
every Tuesday at 10am.
PETOSKEY
Free Foreclosure
Workshops
Learn from experts how to
prevent your home from
going into foreclosure.
Northwest Michigan
Community Action Agency
(NMCAA) offers Free
Foreclosure Prevention
Education workshops in
Traverse City, Petoskey and
Cadillac offices.
Homeowners will learn how
to avoid foreclosure and the
different foreclosure pro-
grams that are available.
NMCAA, a certified HUD and
MSHDA Housing Counseling
Agency, will also educate
homeowners about the fore-
closure process and counsel
families on budgeting for
their personal financial situ-
ation. Homeowners do not
have to be within the actual
foreclosure process to access
these services many are
available to assist before a
crisis actually occurs to keep
the clients out of the foreclo-
sure process altogether. To
register for this workshop or
for more information, call
231-947-3780 / 1-800-632-
7334 or visit www.nmcaa.net.
PETOSKEY
Triage volunteers
needed
Northwest Michigan
Community Action Agency is
seeking triage volunteers to
assist families and individu-
als seeking assistance in
homeless prevention, tax
preparation, utility aid and
foreclosure prevention.
Volunteers will be trained to
assist with initial client
intake, information and
referral, clerical, and other
projects. Potential candi-
dates will have a passion to
address human need and the
ability to work in an office
environment. Background
check is mandatory. If you
are interested in making a
real difference in your com-
munity, please email your
resume to
mshank@nmcaa.net, or mail
them to the Volunteer
Coordinator at 2202 Mitchell
Park Drive, Suite #4. If you
have questions, please con-
tact Michael Shank at 231-
347-9070
GRAYLING
Clogging classes
The Crawford County
Commission on Aging &
Senior Center have restarted
its Clogging classes again this
fall. The free classes for both
men and women are facilitat-
ed by Judy Morford. Clogging
is an American folk dance that
is similar to tap dancing, but it
is more fun and easier to learn.
No dance experience is needed
to attend these dance classes.
Classes for the experienced
clogger started and are held
on Mondays at 1:30pm. No
sign up is necessary. For more
information, contact the
Senior Center at (989) 348-
7123.
GAYLORD
Volunteers needed
The Retired and Senior
Volunteer Program (RSVP) of
Otsego County partners with
Otsego County Commission
on Aging to provide trans-
portation to medical
appointment for older adults
in our community. The
transportation is free to
clients as the rides are pro-
vided by RSVP Volunteers;
RSVP volunteers may receive
mileage reimbursement for
travel. As the aging popula-
tion grows so does the need
for services for older adults.
If you would like to con-
tribute to this very important
need and you are 55 or older,
please contact Lisa at the
RSVP office 989-732-6232.
ANTRIM, CHARLEVOIX, EMMET &
OTSEGO COUNTIES
Mammograms
Mammogram appointments
are available for low-
income/uninsured/underin-
sured women. If you have
uninsured employees or if
mammograms are not a cov-
ered benefit in their health
insurance package, please
encourage your female
employees to schedule a mam-
mogram at the Health Dept.
Uni nsured/under i nsured
women age 40 to 64 who live in
Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet,
and Otsego counties and who
meet income guidelines are
eligible. Income guidelines are
generous--women from a fam-
ily four can have a household
income of nearly $56,000 and
qualify. Appointments are
available now! Call the Health
Department of Northwest
Michigan at 800-432-4121 dur-
ing regular business hours.
Mammograms save lives!
GRAYLING
Line dancing
The Crawford County
Commission on Aging has
restarted its Line Dancing
classes again this fall. The free
classes for are facilitated by
Ann Doty. The group practices
weekly on Wednesdays at
10am. No dance experience is
needed to attend these classes
and no sign up is necessary.
For more information, contact
the Senior Center at (989) 348-
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Q: Years ago my former husband
was convicted of molesting our
daughter (now age 9), and his
parole will be ending soon. Our
children (we also have a son, age
11) haven't seen him since 2002
and neither one remembers him.
I've been told he's in a good
church and is doing well. I'm try-
ing to decide if he should have
any contact with our children --
even letters and pictures. I'm not
comfortable with this and I don't
want to risk hurting my kids again
after we've made so much
progress. But I also don't want my
kids to hate me or blame me for
not letting them know their dad.
What do you think?
Juli: Your situation is such a difficult
one! It sounds like you've had to walk
through a lot of pain. I can understand
your hesitancy to reconnect your chil-
dren with their father, even in light of
the healing and growth he appears to
have experienced.
The parent-child relationship is sensi-
tive. A child is in a completely vulnera-
ble position, trusting a parent to provide
safety and love. When a parent violates
that trust in such a harmful way by
abusing or molesting his children, he
rightfully forgoes the privilege of par-
enting.
As harsh as it might sound, I would
discourage you from initiating contact
between your children and their father
right now. They're too young to under-
stand that dad may love them, but may
not be a safe person for them to be
around. Perhaps you could encourage a
relationship when they're older (late
teens or early adults) and less vulnera-
ble to being hurt by their dad. In the
meantime, their safety and innocence
are your top priority.
Your children may be resentful that
you're withholding from them a rela-
tionship with their father. But parents
sometimes need to make difficult and
unpopular decisions that are in the best
interests of their kids, trusting that with
time they will understand.
** ** **
Q: After two years of marriage,
my wife says she doesn't love me
anymore. This is devastating
because I love her with all my
heart. There's no abuse or nasty
habits, we attend church regularly
and we've both been faithful. But
this is not the first marriage for
either of us. Until I was asked to
move out several months ago, I
seemed to have a great relation-
ship with her and her two sons. She
says she's "not happy" and unless
her feelings change in 60 days,
she'll file for divorce. What can I
do?
Jim: Your desire to preserve your mar-
riage is commendable. It's impossible to
know for sure without more informa-
tion, but your wife seems to believe that
the marriage should end simply
because she doesn't feel "in love" with
you any more. The strongest marriages
grow out of a rock-solid commitment on
the part of both spouses -- a commit-
ment that doesn't waver with fluctuat-
ing emotions and feelings. In fact, it's
possible that if your wife could grasp the
importance of the commitment she
made to you when you got married,
those feelings of love could return.
Regardless, it's imperative that you
and your wife find a quality marriage
counselor during this critical time -- one
that can help you both work through
your feelings and find a way back to that
bedrock of commitment. (For help in
finding a counselor, visit Focus on the
Family's website.) If your wife still feels
the same way after visiting
the counselor -- or if she
won't agree to counseling in
the first place -- you should
not beg her to stay. But I pray
it won't come to that.
** ** **
Jim Daly is president of Focus on
the Family, host of the Focus on the
Family radio program, and a hus-
band and father of two.
Dr. Juli Slattery is a licensed psy-
chologist, co-host of Focus on the
Family, author of several books,
and a wife and mother of three.
Submit your questions to:
ask@FocusOnTheFamily.com
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By Jim Akans
The Guardian Gals, Inc hosted their second
annual Making Change Run/Walk event on
Saturday, October 1st and timing results are
in for the 16 participants in the 10k event, the
58 participants in the 5k event, and the 67
participants in the one-mile event. Making
Change was a wonderful success again this
year, raising public awareness and assisting
in the funding of the much valued communi-
ty work accomplished by the non-profit
Guardian Gals organization. It was also a
great day to enjoy some physical activity in
the great northern outdoors.
And the results are;
10K Event
Ryan Hamilton 43:51
Nick Nowak 49:11
Jack Hervela 49:19
Matthew Stafford 50:13
Frankie Schweizer 53:22
Melissa Jorgenson 53:28
Dana Bensinger 54:12
Greta Nowicki 54:39
Carlie Martella 56:01
Melissa Noa 59:05
Mark Gingerick 59:10
Karli Schoenenberger 59:18
Steve Riozzi 60:48
Kristin Wodzinski 61:10
Wendy Frye 61:11
Donovan Adendorf 64:16
5K Event
Alli Kowatch 25:31
Katie Hall 26:02
Scott Shafto 28:00
Katie Ferrigan 28:26
Leanna Borowiak 28:46
Michael Samalik 29:09
Joann Samalik 29:10
Brittany Beyers 29:23
Monica Graham 29:59
Seth Keller 30:17
Jeff Wade 30:51
Andrea Radtke 31:15
Ashley Johnson 32:17
Claudia Woodhouse 33:22
Sarah Authier 33:34
Annette Holbrook 33:39
Melanie Greskowiak 33:55
Brynn Duff 34:30
Ryan Fewins-Bliss 34:53
Charles Simpson 35:15
Nikki Fiel 37:44
Brandy Riopelle 37:58
Robin Woody 38:17
Katie Basinski 38:49
Dana Hall 41:32
Deborah Ruegsegger 41:33
Scott Gorlewski 43:51
Deb Downing 49:09
Jessica Downing 49:10
Carrienann Card 49:11
Susan Moore 49:39
Jim Cotant 49:40
Denise Edwards 50:13
Michelle McTaggart 51:49
Jennifer Horn 51:50
Lizzy McClure 52:16
Marilyn Kaczanowski 52:17
Pat Cotant 52:18
Jan Contant 52:29
Maggie Cotant 52:240
Marlene Smith 52:45
Jill McClure 52:52
Heather Bischeof 53:18
Angie Jones 53:19
Kristin Lubs 53:46
Shannon Krajniak 53:47
Riane Narayana 54:26
Anna Kalember 54:27
Cindy Wiseman 54:29
Deb Taylor 57:04
Caleb Hartman 57:07
Holly Lubs 57:39
Michelle Keller 57:41
Lori Lancaster 57:57
Pat Turley 57:58
Frank Thomas 58:27
Karen Thomas 58:29
One-Mile Event
Matt Sheedlo 10:39
Jon Morris 11:17
Harrison Kalember 12:13
Jade Menkei 12:30
Owen Burr 13:17
Wally Boyden 13:18
Gabe Narayana 14:10
Abby Beachnau 14:19
Eve Elden 14:22
Dan Forcier 14:23
Sarah Beadle 14:33
Isabel Allmacel 14:35
Abby Moore 14:46
Chris Holewinski 14:58
Keigan Dandeneau 15:52
Jasiah Young 16:09
Claudia Woodhouse 16:34
Kinley Dandeneau 16:38
Michelle Bunning 17:00
Jayden Hendrian 17:03
Ken Hendrian 17:06
Lillian Hendrian 17:18
Janelle Hendrian 17:47
Bowen Hanley 18:24
Nora Hanley 18:25
Shanna Hanley 18:39
Wyatt Hanley 18:46
Deyuan Wang 18:50
Sydney Deer 19:43
Lori S. 19:44
Stacy Miller 19:52
Carol Godmar 19:53
Jean Morris-Goetz 20:11
Brianna Theriault 20:12
Amber Theriault 20:13
Julia Chwatun 20:16
DeShi Wang 21:12
Allison Baker 21:29
Claire Lindenberg 21:31
Ava Baker 22:12
Linda Kowatch 22:30
Hayley Rouser 22:44
Bela Soderquist 22:46
Mat Soderquist 22:47
Gail Wetmore 22:48
Ben Wetmore 22:52
Dexun Wang 22:53
Clover Hamilton 23:20
Judy Estelle 23:21
Annika Dandeneau 23:219
Tanya Dandeneau 23:22
Penny Briley 23:24
Allen Bemus 23:27
Kurt Vandusen 23:28
Ray Chaffin 23:283
Sean Blasius 23:29
Jody Chwatun 25:15
Peter Amar 25:16
Mary Fox 25:53
Judy Chavey 28:05
Kelly Korson 28:15
Kym Narayana 28:27
Lucy Goetz 28:42
Jim Fox 30:27
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By Jim Akans
Kids Outdoors Otsego, a volunteer group
promoting outside activity for young chil-
dren, will have its next event -- a Fall Hike
on Saturday, October 15th from 10 am to 1
pm. This free event will take place at the
Pickerel Lake State Forest Campground, start-
ing at the boat launch area.
Activities for the day will include hiking
and walking (backpack carriers are ok to
bring) along trails that follow the lakeshore.
The autumn leaf colors should be superb, and
the views of the lake and woodlands spectac-
ular. The distance of the hike is kid friendly,
and participants can do as much of the hike
as they wish. Snacks and water will also be
provided.
While the event is targeted to kids up to
eight years of age and their parents or care-
givers, older siblings are also welcome to join
the outdoor fun. Since all activities will take
place outdoors, attendees are reminded to
dress appropriately for the weather.
To get to the Pickerel Lake State Forest
Campground, head east on Main Street in
Vanderbilt and continue approximately seven
miles along Sturgeon Valley Road to Pickerel
Lake Road. Turn north on Pickerel Lake Road
and continue approximately one mil to
Pickerel Lake State Forest Campground. The
hike will commence from the boat launch
area.
Details and updates are available on
Facebook- Kids Outdoors Otsego group
page, and Fall Hike 2011 KOO event page.
There is also a link to a map of Pickerel Lake
Rd.
Kids Outdoors Otsego group to hold hiking event this weekend
Aspen Ridge Retirement Village Hosts Pig Roast
LOCAL NEWS
New stories updated daily on-line at www.weeklychoice.com
You may not see it posted on your cal-
endar, but Oct. 16 22 is National Save
for Retirement Week. This annual event,
endorsed by Congress, is designed to
raise awareness about the importance
of saving for retirement so you may
want to take some time this week to
review your own strategy for achieving
the retirement lifestyle youve envi-
sioned.
If youre not convinced of the need for
an event such as National Save for
Retirement Week, just consider these
statistics, taken from the Employee
Benefit Research Institutes 2011
Retirement Confidence Survey:
* The percentage of workers not at all
confident about having enough money
for a comfortable retirement grew from
22 percent in 2010 to 27 percent the
highest level measured in the 21 years of
the Retirement Confidence Survey.
* 56 percent of respondents say that
the total value of their households sav-
ings and investments, excluding the
value of their primary home and any
defined benefit plans (i.e., traditional
pension plans) is less than $25,000.
* Less than half of the respondents say
they and/or their spouse have tried to
calculate how much money they will
need for a comfortable retirement.
These numbers are obviously trou-
bling and they indicate that most of
us probably need to put more thought
and effort into our retirement savings.
What can you do? Here are a few sug-
gestions:
* Determine how much youll need in
retirement. Try to define the lifestyle
you want during retirement. Will you
travel the world or stay close to home?
Will you work part time or spend your
hours volunteering or pursuing hob-
bies? Once you know what your retire-
ment might look like, try to estimate
how much it might cost.
* Identify your sources of retirement
income. Take into account your IRA,
401(k) or other employer-sponsored
retirement plan, Social Security and
other savings and investments. How
much income will they provide? How
much can you withdraw from these
vehicles each year without depleting
them?
* Calculate any retirement shortfall.
Try to determine if your savings and
investments will be enough to provide
you with an income stream thats ade-
quate to meet your retirement needs. If
it isnt, develop an estimate of the size of
the shortfall.
* Take steps to close savings gap. If it
doesnt look like youll have enough to
meet your retirement needs, you may
consider adjusting your savings and
investment strategy. This may mean
contributing more to your IRA, 401(k)
and other retirement accounts. Or, per-
haps your investment mix may need to
be reviewed to find a better balance
growth potential
with risk. Or you
may need to take
both of these steps.
* Monitor your
progress. Once
youve put your
investment strate-
gy into place, youll
need to monitor
your progress to
make sure youre
on track toward
achieving your
retirement savings
goals. Along the
way, you may have
to make adjust-
ments, if there are
changes in your
objectives or your
specific situation.
Taking these
types of action can
be challenging, so
you may want to
work with a profes-
sional financial
advisor who has
the experiences
and resources necessary to help you
identify and work toward achieving
your retirement goals. In any case,
though, National Save for Retirement
Week is a great time to consider your
course of action.
This article was written by Edward
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Memory Walk) will once again feature an option for business-
es to showcase their products and services. Scheduled for
Saturday, November 12th at the Otsego County Sportsplex,
vendors are being invited to set up displays that will be open
for public viewing from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. The dona-
tion for vendor space is $25.00, plus $5.00 if electricity is need-
ed, which will be added to the proceeds of the Gaylord walk.
Money raised from Gaylord Walk 2011 helps enhance the
quality of living for persons affected by Alzheimers and
dementia related disorders and their caregivers by providing
leadership, programs and services, advocacy and research
support.
Please contact Christy Payne, planning committee member,
at (989) 705-2500 for more vendor information or to sign up
for a table.
(Gaylord) In honor of ten years of providing outstanding
care, Aspen Ridge Retirement Village will host an open house
and pig roast luncheon on Friday, October 14th from 11:00
a.m. 2:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, and
those in attendance can look forward to celebrating to the
musical talents of local pianist, Bill Harre.
It is an honor and privilege to care for the residents who
call Aspen Ridge home. We have been blessed with a wonder-
ful staff, and the community of Gaylord and surrounding
areas have been so supportive of us. We look forward to the
next ten years and beyond, stated Aspen Ridge
Administrator, Beth Konieczny.
Aspen Ridge Retirement Village is an assisted living facility
that also provides Alzheimers and dementia care. The public
is encouraged to visit the home, and tours will be available
throughout the day. Aspen Ridge is located at 1261 Village
Parkway in Gaylord.
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Grayling On August 7th, a golf outing fundraiser was held
at Fox Run Golf Club to benefit Mercy Hospice of Grayling.
Coordinated by community member Dean Worden with the
help of staff from Mercy Hospice, the fundraiser collected over
$3,500 for Mercy Hospice. Participants played 18 holes of golf
and then finished with a dinner, where a live and silent auc-
tion was held with items made available by many northern
Michigan businesses.
The funds raised help support the hospices mission of help-
ing patients with end of life care. While costs associated with
specific terminal illnesses are generally covered by Medicare
or private insurance, there are many other expenses that
sometimes cannot be afforded by the patient. The contribu-
tions from this even help to make sure that all of the care
needs are met for patients on hospice, regardless of their abil-
ity to pay or not.
Golf Outing Raises over $3,500 for Hospice
Don Meierant,
Executive Director of
Mercy Home Care
and Hospice, Dean
Worden, Golf Outing
Coordinator, and
Bob Koutnik, Owner
of Fox Run Golf
Club.
Page 10 Choice Publications ... The Best Choice! October 13, 2011
By Jim Akans
Its a clean machine, chimes
Paul McCartney in the Beatle clas-
sic tune; Penny Lane. For Gaylord
area residents and visitors looking
for the ultimate self-service or
automatic wash facility for their
machine, the path leads down
M-32 west, at the corner of
McVannel, to the location of JnJ
Alpine Auto Wash.
Area builder, Jim Jeffers, and his
wife, Jennifer, purchased the facil-
ity in July of 2009 and made sever-
al upgrades to the establishment,
including adding doors to the self-
serve and automatic bays, to
make the task of washing vehicles
during cold weather months more
comfortable.
We work very hard to ensure
the facility is clean inside and
out, states Jeffers. We are also
committed to attentive customer
service. Our on-site technician,
Virgil Koronka, is there to make
sure the equipment is tuned up
and operating at optimum per-
formance, and personally helps
customers if they have a concern.
JnJ Alpine Auto Wash has two
fully automatic bays and four self-
service bays. Vacuums, carpet
shampooers and even interior fra-
grance products are also on hand
to add those final finishing touch-
es to their customers vehicles.
The self-service bays have extra-
height doors so they are able to
accommodate vehicles that may
not fit into other car wash loca-
tions.
All of the water we use is fresh,
notes Jeffers. The soap tech who
services our location commented
that we have one of the cleanest
water supplies in his northern
Michigan coverage area. What
that means for our customers is
they wont end up with water
spots on their newly cleaned vehi-
cle.
During the year, Jeffers esti-
mates the location serves approx-
imately 100 vehicles a day, with
peak season being in March and
April when each the automatic
bays alone can serve up to 200
vehicles a day.
JnJ Alpine Auto Wash offers spe-
cials for returning customers,
such as Commercial Fleet
Account discounts and VIP
Coupons; which gives the holder a
free wash after five regularly
priced washes. They are also
active in community fundraising
for organizations such as Big
Brothers Big Sisters, and have a St
Mary School fundraiser on
Wednesdays between 3 and 9 pm,
with ten-percent of all the car
wash proceeds during that period
going to the schools teacher fund.
We believe strongly in support-
ing our local economy, states Jim
Jeffers. We understand it is very
important to do our part in help-
ing to boost our local economy.
JnJ Alpine Auto Wash, located on West Main Street in Gaylord at McVannel Road, includes four self-service bays, two fully automatic bays, and Fleet Accounts and
VIP Coupon programs are available.
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October 13, 2011 Choice Publications ... The Best Choice! Page 11
Spending at locally owned busi-
nesses leads to better schools, better
roads and local support of commu-
nity charities and fundraisers.
The Wall Street Journal recently
wrote an article that touted the ben-
efits of shopping locally. They com-
pared the impact of shopping at
businesses that are owned locally
compared to a business that is
owned by an entity from outside of
the area.
Next time are shopping in
Northern Michigan, consider the
impact that each dollar you spend
and how it will return to the com-
munity you live in. Every dollar you
spend works about 50% harder
when it is spent at a locally owned,
independent business. That's
according to an online tool that
gauges the economic impact on
local communities of spending at
independently owned small busi-
nesses versus national chains.
Launched by Independent We
Stand, a Virginia-based advocacy
group for independent business
owners, the tool shows that for every
$10 spent at an independent busi-
ness, about $6 is returned to the
local community in the form of pay-
roll taxes and other local expendi-
tures. By contrast, only $4 is
returned by national chains.
Depending on the size of the city,
this could potentially inject millions
into a local economy.
As such, spending at local small
businesses "leads to better schools,
better roads and more support for
other civic necessities such as police
departments," the group says.
The results are based on a study of
local retail economics in the Chicago
area community of Andersonville
that found local, independently
owned stores contributed more tax
dollars to neighborhood develop-
ment than national chains. The
study, co-sponsored by their local
chamber of commerce, also found
local businesses paid higher wages,
used more local goods and services,
and contributed more to community
charities and fundraisers.
Some Interesting Info...
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LOCAL NEWS
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By Rachel Koleda
Bet youve heard somewhere that recycling
is good for the environment. Quickly now,
and without turning to your fifth-grader, can
you name at least three reasons why? Lean in,
and you can copy answers from this article.
First, recycling reduces the demand on nat-
ural resources. When we make products from
scratch we have to harvest the ingredients
from nature. To make paper we harvest trees
to produce wood pulp. To make plastic we
drill, refine and distill oil to forge the building
blocks of plastic. While modern collection
and processing techniques for these raw
materials tend to be more efficient and sus-
tainable than ever before, our rapidly growing
global population is quickly eroding our abil-
ity to sustain our natural resources. Recycling
forces a single natural resource to be used
multiple times, which in turn allows us to
stretch out the natural resources that we do
harvest. For example, wood pulp taken from a
single tree can be re-processed up to seven
times, saving six trees in the process. And
those six extra trees mean more oxygen, bet-
ter water quality and more wildlife habitat.
Second, a significant amount of water and
air pollution is created when new products
are made from raw materials; recycling, then,
can significantly reduce both water and air
pollution. How? Air pollution is reduced
because recycling materials requires a much
smaller input of energy versus if the product
is made from raw materials. Less energy
demand means less coal and oil needs to be
burned, and thus fewer greenhouse gases are
released into the atmosphere. Recycling also
reduces environmental pollution because
when materials that contain toxic or danger-
ous components are recycled their potential-
ly dangerous components are reused and not
left to degrade out in nature. For example, of
the 130 million cell phones that the EPA esti-
mates are disposed of annually, only 10% are
currently recycled. When thrown away as
trash, toxic electronic components such as
lead and cadmium have the potential to per-
meate into the water supply or escape into
the atmosphere via toxic vapor during incin-
eration. But when recycled, the toxic compo-
nents as well as the more valuable precious-
metal components (including gold, silver,
copper and palladium) can be extracted and
either reused in new electronics or disposed
of properly.
Thirdly, recycling can also be highly benefi-
cial for wildlife. Litter is becoming an increas-
ingly common cause of death for animals
ranging from sea turtles all the way to rabbits.
Roughly 70% of litter (the same percentage as
that of average household trash) is recyclable,
yet litter tends to line our roads, forest edges
and streams with increasing intensity. When
drawn in by the interesting scents and bright
colors of litter, wild animals tend to mistake
litter for food or get entangled in litter debris,
and ultimately die from litter-related compli-
cations.
Bonus points: If the three Rs are recycle,
reduce and reuse, can you name another way
to help the environment? Lean closer. The
answer is replant. Have you considered
planting a tree recently? Trees have extensive
root systems that slow the flow of water
through soil and filter out large quantities of
contaminants. Trees also exchange atmos-
pheric carbon dioxide for oxygen, provide
wood pulp for producing paper, lumber for
building and fuel for heating homes. Trees act
as homes for wildlife, provide food, including
berries, nuts and tender spring foliage to a
wide range of animals. By adding new tree
and shrub varieties to your outdoor habitat
you can dramatically increase the shelter and
feeding opportunities for wildlife.
Class is almost dismissed. If you would like
to learn more about recycling, including
information about upcoming tree sales or the
childrens recycling coloring contest, call the
Otsego Conservation District at (989) 732-
4021.
Rachel Koleda is the Huron Pines
AmeriCorps member at the Otsego
Conservation District and the Recycling
Education Coordinator for Otsego County.
Recycling education in Otsego County is sup-
ported by the Otsego County Community
Foundation and the Otsego Conservation
District.
Huron Pines AmeriCorps is a program of
Huron Pines and is supported in part by the
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from host sites.
The Charlevoix/Emmet County Bike4BreastCancer Ride
will celebrate its 10th Anniversary on Saturday, June 16, 2012.
To help us commemorate this milestone, we are redesigning
our jersey and are putting it to the students in our area to
come up with something special.
The contest is open to anyone age 14 to 21, and can be a
high school or college student. They must be attending
school in Charlevoix or Emmet County, or in the case of a col-
lege student be from this area, and a graphic arts background
is recommended. Submissions will be taken through
November 15, 2011, at which time a winner will be
announced. The design needs to be submitted in a vector for-
mat to be able to be reproduced on the jersey.
The winning designer will receive $100, their name will be
on the jersey, and they will be given one as well. Any and all
promotion of the jersey will identify them as the artist.
Since 2003, this ride has raised almost $240,000, and helps
sustain programs offered through Charlevoix Area Hospital
and Northern Michigan Regional Hospital which provide test-
ing, education and support, both emotional and financial, to
women in our area.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Sue
Morris at penbryn@charter.net. Color samples, prior design
and a schematic will be provided at that time.
Do you know what it's like to have a disorder that is Autism,
Parkinson's Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Anxiety Disorders and
Epilepsy, all rolled into one illness? My name is Naomi and
I'm 8 years old. At first glance you might think I'm a typical
happy little girl who loves to play with her little brother Logan.
That's at first glance. But I was born with a very rare and dev-
astating neurodevelopmental disorder that most people have
never heard of. It's called Rett syndrome.
Every 2 hours a girl is born with Rett syndrome. Rett almost
always affects girls. We usually appear quite normal at birth
and for the first 6 to 18 months of our lives, but then we begin
to lose the ability to speak, walk, and purposefully use our
hands. I'm one of the lucky ones, though, because I can walk
some, but I can't go up or down stairs. I have seizures but I
don't let it get me down. I love to go to school and music class,
where I get to see my friends. I go three days for two hours
each day. I love Miss Jill and Miss Janet, and all of my other
teachers and therapy workers. They all work really hard to
help me. When I come home from school I am real tired, so
my mom makes me take a nap before dinner. I love to watch
Barney, and football on TV makes me laugh. I love to watch
the deer. I also love my cat "Tank". I have a great time playing
with my little brother Logan. But I really want to get better,
and soon, but to do that I, and all of the other Rett kids like
me, need your help because right now there is no cure.
October is Rett Syndrome Awareness Month. Some of the
greatest scientists in the world are working on Rett, and they
are working really hard, but the truth is they can't do it alone.
You can make a real difference with your donation. Every
penny helps. If you want to volunteer or make a donation, you
can go to our website, www.rettsyndrome.org or call toll free
800-818-7388. Your help is my hope!
Thanks,
Naomi (by her grandma)
"Rett syndrome has taken away the future many parents
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Michigan Northern Lights Chorus presents a Bushel of
Song, a celebration of music & harvest time. This fun filled
night of barbership harmony features Michigan Northern
Lights Chorus with a special appearance by the Harmony
Miesters. The show is at 7:00 p.m.on Friday, October 14, in the
First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, at 215 South
Center Street, Gaylord.
Tickets for the musical entertainment are $10 (children
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They meet Tuesdays at 6:30
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Thoughts on...What is the most courageous act that
you have seen take place?
Daily Word
THURSDAY: Deuteronomy 31:6 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 6 Be strong and coura-
geous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes
with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.
FRIDAY: Joshua 1:7-8 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 7 Only be strong and very coura-
geous; be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded
you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherev-
er you go. 8 This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall medi-
tate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written
in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.
SATURDAY: 2 Samuel 10:12 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 12 Be strong, and let us
show ourselves courageous for the sake of our people and for the cities of our God; and
may the LORD do what is good in His sight.
SUNDAY: 1 Chronicles 22:13 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 13 Then you will prosper, if
you are careful to observe the statutes and the ordinances which the LORD commanded
Moses concerning Israel. Be strong and courageous, do not fear nor be dismayed.
MONDAY: John 16:33 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 33 These things I have spoken to
you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take
courage; I have overcome the world.
TUESDAY: 2 Chronicles 15:7 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 7 But you, be strong and do
not lose courage, for there is reward for your work.
WEDNESDAY:
Isaiah 35:3-4 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 3 Encourage the exhausted, and strengthen the
feeble. 4 Say to those with anxious heart, Take courage, fear not. Behold, your God
will come with vengeance; The recompense of God will come, But He will save you.
What is the most courageous act that you have seen take place?
While I did not personally witness this event I heard it from a pastor when I was
a young child. In the late 1950s a small Christian congregation was holding their
Sunday morning service. The doors burst open and a communist officer walked to
the front of the church.
I have placed a cross on the porch of your church. You will all leave now. If
you step on the cross and renounce your faith you will live. If you step over the
cross you will die. The pastor stepped to the door. He stood for a long minute
and then he stepped down upon the cross. One by one the entire congregation
stepped on the cross. Last to come to the door was a nine year old girl. She
looked at the congregation. She turned and looked at the soldiers with their
weapons at ready. She spoke firmly and said; I will not renounce Jesus.
She stepped over the cross, walked down the stairs and turned and faced the sol-
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The pastor then reemerged from the church and stepped over the cross as did the
rest of the parishioners. Moments later a hail of bullets cut them all down.
When I heard this as a young boy I thought; What a waste. Why not step on the
cross and live? When I became a Christian this story came back to my mind and
I immediately understood that such courage is forged by love.
an i.e.d. exploded knocking over a big
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my mom.
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i watched my friend pull a child out of vehicle
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Page 14 Choice Publications ... The Best Choice! October 13, 2011
by Mike Dunn
TRAVERSE CITY Last
year, the Petoskey Northmen
of coach Kerry VanOrman
were co-champions of the
Big North Conference. This
year, they stand alone.
The sixth-ranked
Northmen secured their first
outright Big North football
title with a hard-fought 27-14
victory at Thirlby Field over
host Traverse City West.
Petoskey finally pulled away
in the fourth quarter against
the determined Titans, who
knew their playoff hopes
were gone with a defeat.
Senior running back Joe
Rocket Robbins turned on
the afterburners once again,
exploding for 218 yards rush-
ing on 21 carries with TD
bursts of 55 and 47 yards as
Petoskey improved to 7-0
overall and 5-0 in the league.
The Northmen close out the
league portion of their
schedule this coming Friday,
Oct. 14, when Alpena (1-6, 0-
4) comes to town.
The host Titans slipped to
3-4 overall and 3-2 in the Big
North.
When West scored the first
points of the game Friday via
a 10-yard connection from
Isaiah Hackney to diving
Matt Beem in the end zone,
the Northmen trailed on the
scoreboard for the first time
all season.
No problem.
Petoskey marched 80 pur-
poseful yards on the ensuing
possession to tie the score
when QB Quinn Ameel,
under heavy pressure, fired a
strike to tight end Pat
Antonides in the flats for a 7-
yard tally. Louie Lambertis
booming extra point made it
a 7-7 game.
Thats what the score
remained until the final play
of the half when Lights Out
Lamberti blasted a 22-yard
field goal to give Petoskey a
lead it would not relinquish.
Lambertis field goal was
set up by a key defensive
takeaway. Cornerback Zak
Lewis made an interception
in Northmen territory to
thwart a potential West scor-
ing drive and give the
Northmen the opportunity to
march 71 yards the other way
and take the lead with the
game clock showing zeroes.
Lamberti came through
again in the third quarter,
this time from 25 yards, to
make the score 13-7. The
seniors second field goal was
also set up by a takeaway, this
time a fumble recovery from
opportunistic Hunter
Stinger.
To that point, the Titan
defense had done a decent
job of keeping Robbins from
absolutely killing them like
he had been doing to every
other opponent the
Northmen had faced prior to
Fridays game. Early in the
fourth quarter, that all
changed. The ever-danger-
ous Robbins, who seems to
get stronger as the game goes
along, busted through a
seam at the line of scrim-
mage and sprinted 55 yards
to record the first of his two
50-plus scoring plays.
Robbins electrifying run
combined with Lambertis
automatic PAT made it a 20-7
score.
The Titans showed some
grit, coming back to score
their second touchdown
when Zak Shafer capped a
long 13-play drive with 2:47
remaining, allowing the
home team to pull within 20-
14.
The Titans attempted an
onside kick and Robbins
recovered for the Northmen
near midfield. Robbins, hav-
ing an All-State caliber sea-
son on both sides of the ball,
then put the stake in the
heart with his 47-yard burst
to paydirt. If that wasnt
enough, Robbins finished the
Titans off in the final seconds
with an interception to offi-
cially seal the deal.
When Ameel went to the
air, he hit on 4-of-8 attempts
for 50 yards and the TD strike
to Antonides. Lewis grabbed
two passes for 28 yards.
Hackney hit on 9-of-17
aerials for 69 yards, connect-
ing twice with Beem for 17
yards and the first-quarter
TD. Shafer surpassed the
century mark rushing for the
Titans.
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Rocket Robbins roared to a
career-high 218 yards on 21 carries
with TD explosions of 55 and 47
yards and also had an interception
as Petoskey beat T.C. West 27-14.
Petoskey tight end Pat Antonides (80) has just scored and teammate Joe
Robbins (8) runs to congratulate him.
Petoskey senior Joe Rocket Robbins powers ahead for some of his 218
yards rushing against the Titans.
PHOTO By DAWN SMITH PHOTO By DAWN SMITH
The joy of victory and the first-ever outright Big North title can be seen in the faces of the Petoskey players.
Rocket Robbins
explodes to 218 rushing
yards with two long TDs,
Lamberti boots two field
goals as Petoskey
remains unbeaten
Petoskey 27, T.C. West 14
Northmen capture Big North title!
PHOTO By DAWN SMITH
SUTTONS BAY The
Pellston volleyball team post-
ed a 3-2-1 mark at the
Suttons Bay Invitational on
Saturday. The Hornets (34-8-
4) defeated Elk Rapids 21-12,
21-7, Rogers City 21-10, 21-18
and Suttons Bay 21-7, 21-13,
split with Benzie Central 21-
19, 14-21, and lost to
Charlevoix 11-21, 18-21 and
to Leland 18-21, 17-21.
Senior shell driller Shelby
Hughey was named the morn-
ing team MVP for Pellston and
senior outside hitter Tayler
Friend was chosen for the All-
Tournament team.
Hughey launched missiles
from the service stripe, accu-
mulating 12 aces on the day
while Logan Klienhenz
launched eight & Tori Kirsch
pulled the trigger on seven.
Friend was a force up front,
as usual. The Friendly Fire on
Saturday accounted for 24
kills with three blocks.
Hughey and middle hitter
Klienhenz also cast a long
shadow at the net, each
acquiring 20 kills on the day.
Hughey also had six blocks
and Klienhez had four.
Emma Dunham delivered
nine kills with five blocks.
Savvy senior setter
Samantha McNitt was simply
McNasty with her assists,
fueling the fire up front with
loaded ammunition. McNitt
finished the day with 53
assists and Dana Zulski also
shined, recording 14 assists.
Friend brought her shovel
to Suttons Bay, leading the
way with 33 digs while
Hughey made 30 and libero
Abby Bodzick notched 18.
McNitt and Klienhenz each
made 12 digs on the day.
Pellston travels to
Johannesburg-Lewiston for a
key Ski Valley clash on
Thursday, Oct. 13.
Hornets compete at Suttons Bay
Volleyball
Pellston posts 3-2-1 mark; Friend makes
All-Tournament Team
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Tobin takes to the airways for nearly 300 yards; Double D Dawson is dangerous in open spaces
By Mike Dunn
GRAYLING This one went
about as expected. Unbeaten
Grayling played host to
Harbor Springs, which is
struggling this season. The
Vikings of coach Tim
Sanchez surged to a 54-0
halftime lead en route to a
60-16 triumph.
Grayling improved to 7-0
and 5-0 in the Lake Michigan
Conference while the Rams
remained winless. The
Vikings play at Kalkaska (4-3,
3-2) this Friday and, if they
beat the Blazers, set up a
HUGE showdown in week
nine at the field of Traverse
City St. Francis.
The Harbor Springs sec-
ondary was simply no match
for Grayling QB Zane Tobin
on Friday as the lethal lefty
zoomed a dozen passes to
five different receivers for 288
yards of offense and four
scores.
Senior Riley Zigila, in the
midst of an All-State caliber
season, had a big game even
on a night when his No. 20
wasnt called as frequently as
usual. Zigila grabbed three
passes for 65 yards and
scored twice as a receiver,
and he also zigged, zagged
and zipped his way to a 47-
yard punt return for a TD.
The versatile Zigila has
scored TDs this year as a run-
ner and receiver on offense,
with an interception return
on defense and on punt and
kick returns on special
teams. About the only way he
hasnt landed in the end zone
so far is with a parachute
after a leap out of an air-
plane.
Double D, senior Devon
Dawson, also put his brand
on the victory, securing three
Tobin aerial strikes for 109
yards with a TD. Tight end
Steven Enos, when he wasnt
blocking Ram linebackers
into next week, made two
catches for 24 yards and a TD
and junior Scott Parkinson,
reliable as a Swiss watch,
made three receptions for 46
yards. Sophomore Tyler
McClanahan made his lone
reception a big one, motor-
ing 45 yards.
In the rushing department,
seven different Vikings car-
ried the ball on a night when
the running clock was
employed. Ty Jensen juked
and jived and tore up the turf
for a team-high 65 yards on
11 attempts with a pair of TD
runs. Justice Juntilla also
helped the cause. Justice
wasnt blind on this night to
the opportunities that await-
ed him as he forged ahead
behind the blocking of Cam
Wilson, Tom The Beast
Burrell, Ryan Randall, Lucas
Walesky and Griffin Dean.
Justice accumulated 39 yards
on five carries with a TD.
McClanahan had a short
TD plunge and fellow sopho-
more Kevin Harris cruised to
a 12-yard gain on his only
carry.
On the defensive side,
Randall the Wrecker wreaked
havoc with the Ram offense
as OConnells Carnivores
posted another shutout.
Randall finished another
productive night with 11
tackles. Fellow linebacker
Wes Dean walloped Ram ball
carriers to the tune of nine
takedowns.
Vikings remain unbeaten
Grayling 60, Harbor Springs 16
Derrer and Spires combine for 253 yards, 5 TDs as
Ironmen win 15th straight league game
By Mike Dunn
MANCELONA The
Mancelona football team had
it all working on the home
field Friday. The Ironmen of
head coach Dan Boo Derrer
blasted through the rugged
Inland Lakes defense with
volcanic force, spewing out
428 rushing yards while scor-
ing a very impressive 54-0
victory. The defense was a
dark wall of defiance all game
long, keeping the visiting
Bulldogs out of the end zone.
Mancelona, ranked ninth
in Div. 7, pushed its record to
7-0 overall and 6-0 in the Ski
Valley and extended its
league winning streak to 15
in a row while also securing
at least a tie for the league
title. If Mancelona defeats
Forest Area this coming
Friday, Oct. 14, the Ironmen
will have won the title out-
right for the second year in a
row.
The Bulldogs of coach Stan
Schramm slipped to 3-4 and
2-3. They have now come
through a very tough patch
in their schedule with back-
to-back road games against
exceptional foes Ishpeming
Westwood and the Ironmen.
Mancelonas eight scoring
plays on the night included
two TD sprints of 64 yards
and two of 43 yards in addi-
tion to two others of more
than 20 yards.
The sweet feet and shifty
moves of The Sheriff, junior
halfback Wyatt Derrer,
accounted for the first three
touchdowns of the game.
Derrer laid the law down
early, galloping into the end
zone on runs of 2, 43 and 64
yards to put the Ironmen on
top 22-0 by the 10:29 mark of
the second quarter.
Junior Justin Spires juked
and jived and tallied on runs
of 4 and 21 yards from his
halfback post and senior full-
back Austin Spires, legs
pumping like pistons,
pounded and powered to TD
sprints of 43 and 64 yards just
two-and-a-half minutes
apart in the second quarter.
Stomping senior Trevor
Ackler added to the scoring
totals in the fourth quarter
with a 23-yard blast up the
middle. Justin Spires, Ackler
and Derrer also had conver-
sion runs in the game. After
Ackler scored the final TD
midway through the fourth
quarter, Mancelona took a
knee on the conversion
attempt.
Austin Spires smashed and
sprinted to a team-high 133
yards on nine carries, averag-
ing 14.8 yards per attempt
with two TDs. Sheriff Wyatt
wiggled and whammed to
120 yards of real estate on
just five carries, a whopping
average of 24 yards every
time he touched the ball.
Ackler accumulated 73
yards on nine tries and Justin
Spires also had a productive
night, generating 68 yards in
11 carries. The Ground-and-
Pound offense of the
Ironmen, moving mightily
forward behind the bulldoz-
ing blocks of Nick
Hoogerhyde, Dalton Sulz,
Tyler Crider and company
averaged 11.3 yards for every
rushing attempt.
Quarterback Kyle
Schepperley also hit on 2-of-
3 aerials for another 50 yards,
including a 43-yard hook-up
with glue-fingered tight end
Eric Tracey.
On the defensive side, sen-
ior Jon The Truck Tyson
had two fumble recoveries
while Kyle Schepperley and
Ackler each had one.
Hoogerhyde, the rawhide-
tough two-way trench war-
rior, had seven tackles while
Dakota Orman had five take-
downs and sophomore Luke
Smigielski made four stops.
For I-Lakes, Josh OConnor
smashed and dashed to a
team-high 35 yards rushing
on four carries and hard-
driving Jordyn Smeltzer was
limited to 34 yards on 10 car-
ries by the swarming
Mancelona D.
Defensively for the
Bulldogs, Ed Slanec and
Dustin Cochran battled hard
from start to finish, acquiring
13 tackles apiece.
I-Lakes plays host to
Onaway (3-4, 2-3) this Friday
for homecoming while the
Ironmen travel south to Fife
Lake to play Forest Area (3-4,
3-3).
Boos Boys still unbeaten
Mancelona head coach Dan Boo Derrer has over-
seen a 15-game Ski Valley winning streak.
Grayling junior Ty Jensen motors for some yardage behind the blocks of seniors Ryan Randall (52) and
Camren Wilson (72).
Grayling sophomore Tyler McClanahan has space to roam after making a catch
Friday against Harbor Springs.
PHOTO By MIKE DUNN
PHOTO By BOB GINGERICH
PHOTO By BOB GINGERICH PHOTO By BOB GINGERICH
Grayling receiver Scott Parkinson plows ahead for positive yards after a recep-
tion Friday against the Rams.
Mancelona 54, Inland Lakes 0
By Mike Dunn
SAULT STE. MARIE The
Cheboygan Chiefs kept their
playoff hopes alive Friday
with an impressive victory on
the road against annual rival
Sault Ste. Marie. The Chiefs
controlled play in the trench-
es on both sides of the ball
while posting a 45-0 victory
to move their record to 4-3.
Cheboygan, as usual under
the veteran leadership of Hall
of Fame coach Jack Coon and
his experienced staff, play
better each week as the sea-
son goes along. The Chiefs
will be seeking their third win
in a row this Friday, Oct. 14,
when they travel to face tal-
ented Bay City John Glenn.
The Bobcats (5-2) are coming
off a 41-6 win over Big
Rapids.
The Chiefs took care of
business in a big way at the
Sault, amassing 401 yards of
total offense while limiting
the Blue Devils to 128 net
yards. The Sault struggled
running the ball all game
along against the swarming
Chiefs, accumulating just 42
yards in 27 attempts for an
average of 1.56 yards per
carry.
Touchdown maker Jake
Elmore lit things up again
Friday, scoring three of the
Chiefs six touchdowns in the
game. He carried the ball
seven times for 38 yards and
scored twice on the ground
and he was also on the
receiving end of a 68-yard TD
strike from junior QB Damon
Proctor.
Junior halfback Andrew
Dixon was a little package of
dynamite, deking, dancing
and dashing to a team-high
93 yards rushing on the night
on seven carries with a 47-
yard TD and fellow halfback
Cass Ferguson had a big
flight night as well, carrying
the ball eight times for 86
yards with a 1 -yard TD
plunge in the second half.
Senior co-captain Dylan
Wilkinson pushed and pow-
ered to 25 yards in three tries
with a 2-yard TD and blocked
like a bulldozer, as usual, and
Nick Comps carried the ball
six times for 43 yards. Dalton
Jarvis also delivered 18 yards
on three tries as the O-line of
the Chiefs created craters in
the Blue Devil defense for the
backs to run through.
It was also a big night for
Chief place-kicker James
Crusoe, who not only was a
perfect 6-for-6 on extra
points but also boomed a 21-
yard field goal.
Speedy Stan Swiderek put
up points for the Chiefs
defense, making an intercep-
tion and returning it 68 yards
to the house.
Onaway 53
Rogers City 18
ONAWAY The host
Cardinals thrilled the home
crowd Friday with one of the
most complete, impressive
victories the team has
secured in a while. Running
back Jason Sigsby slashed,
slipped and sliced his way to
another huge night as
Onaway defeated perennial
gridiron rival Rogers City 53-
18.
The Cardinals of coach
Earl Flynn improved to 3-4
while the Hurons slipped to
0-7. The 53 points is the most
Onaway has scored in a game
since the 2005 season when
the Cardinals beat Bellaire
56-20. With their third win,
the Cardinals are also
assured of having their best
record in four years.
Sigsby slammed through
the Huron defenders like he
was shot out of a cannon,
cruising and crashing for a
whopping 234 yards on 22
carries with four TD runs to
his credit. Senior QB Alex
Fullerton picked up 28 yards
on five keepers and he also
hit on 4-of-8 aerials for 71
yards and a TD strike to tight
end Christian Tollini.
Fullerton also hit Tollini for a
2-point conversion.
Tommy Auger only had
one carry in the game but he
made it count, breaking
through an opening and
doing his best Jahvid Best
imitation with a 70-yard
sprint to paydirt.
Auger also showed up on
the defensive side of things,
taking down six Huron ball
carriers. Defensive end Trey
Leach and Fullerton also had
six tackles each and Tollini
took down a team-high
seven. Carlos Bautista also
had a productive night from
his cornerback post, making
four tackles with an intercep-
tion.
All in all, it was a solid
showing for the Cardinals.
We played hard Onaway
Football for 48 minutes,
Flynn said. This is what we
are capable of doing. It was a
big win for us on our home
field to beat Rogers City. We
enjoyed this one and now we
are focused on Indian River.
The Cardinals and I-Lakes
have identical records, 3-4
overall and 2-3 in the Ski
Valley. The Bulldogs of coach
Stan Schramm are coming
off a loss at Mancelona.
Hillman 44
Atlanta 36
ATLANTA Host Atlanta
staged a fourth-quarter
comeback but still fell a
touchdown and successful
conversion shy of defending
North Star League champ
Hillman on Friday. The
Huskies put up a valiant
effort in the 44-36 defeat,
though.
Atlanta slipped to 3-4 and
2-3 in the league while
Hillman improved to 6-1 and
3-1. The Tigers only defeat
this season has come at the
hands of Mio.
Atlanta travels this Friday
to the field of perennial grid-
iron rival Johannesburg-
Lewiston (6-1). The Huskies
have not beaten J-L since the
1992 season. The Cardinals
are coming off a 35-0 shutout
of Forest Area.
The Huskies trailed
Hillman 32-14 at halftime
and 38-20 after three quar-
ters before outscoring the
visitors 16-6 in the fourth
quarter to make a game of it.
Junior QB Garrett Badgero
continues to put up impres-
sive numbers for the Huskies.
On Friday against the Tigers,
Bulls-eye Badgero hit on
16-of-23 aerials for 287 yards
and a pair of TDs. He also
boomed a 62-yard punt in
the game.
Badgero hooked up for
more than 100 yards with his
two favorite targets Justin
Klein and Trenton Janiga. The
elusive Klein grabbed five
passes for 127 yards and a 68-
yard TD strike from Badgero,
and the dependable Janiga
pulled down seven passes for
120 yards and he also electri-
fied the home crowd with a
68-yard TD from Badgero.
Sam Burcicki had two
catches for 14 yards and Josh
Barrett grabbed one for 17
yards.
In the rushing department,
Jason Ferguson was a flier for
Atlanta, racing to a team-
high 84 yards on 14 carries
with a TD run. Barrett barged
and bulled his way to 32
yards on five attempts with a
16-yard TD burst and
Badgero called his own num-
ber 10 times on keepers,
accumulating 42 yards with a
TD.
It was an active night for
the Huskie defense against
the diversified Hillman
attack. Janiga led Atlanta
with 13 takedowns. Explosive
linebacker Brock Baum blew
up Tiger running plays on 12
occasions. Seth Teets and
Klein also had 12 tackles
apiece and Caleb Cumber
made 10 stops. Josh Cumper
was a thumper for the
defense as well, making eight
stops, and Nick Garcia also
had eight tackles.
Mio 50
Au Gres-Sims 0
MIO The Price was right
once again for host Mio on
Friday. Mio QB Grant Price,
in the midst of a monster
season for the Thunderbolts,
showed up big once again in
a North Star League clash
with visiting Au Gres-Sims,
motoring to 137 yards rush-
ing with two TDs and throw-
ing for another 146 yards of
real estate as Mio pushed its
record to 5-2 overall and 4-0
in the league with a 50-0
whitewash of the visiting
Wolverines.
Mio, seeking to finish as a
No. 1 or No. 2 seed in its dis-
trict and host a playoff game,
is home again this Friday,
Oct. 14, against Hale (2-5, 0-
3).
With his versatile perform-
ance, Price helped the
Thunderbolts to accumulate
472 yards of offense in the
game. He raced to his 137
rushing yards on 14 carries
and broke away for 50 yards
to score one of his two touch-
downs. D.J. Burden bulled his
way to 21 yards on five car-
ries and had a pair of TD runs
to his credit while Aaron Fox
found open spaces for 47
yards on three carries and
Tod Rondo romped to 41
yards on two tries.
When Price went to the air,
he connected on 11-of-17
attempts, including three
hook-ups with the reliable
Rondo for 63 yards and a TD.
He also fired a 15-yard TD
strike to Micah Thomey.
Thomey also took to the
airways on a halfback option
play and he fired a strike to
the streaking Rondo to com-
plete a 55-yard scoring play.
For the game, Rondo finished
with four grabs for 118 yards
and a pair of touchdowns.
Colton McGregor grabbed
two passes for 21 yards and
Seth Thomey had two for 17
yards and he also made a
leaping catch in the end for a
2-point conversion.
On the defensive side, Fox
flew to the football like water
from a fire hose, making a
team-high 12 tackles. Burden
took part in 10 tackles and
Christian Norum made six
stops. Clarence Smith had six
stops with a sack and Chris
Leach had a sack as well. Seth
Thomey was into piracy,
making an interception to
help the Thunderbolt cause,
and opportunistic Travis Ellis
had a fumble recovery.
JV
Johannesburg-
Lewiston 36
Forest Area 18
JOHANNESBURG Host
Johannesburg- Lewi st on
pushed its JV record to 2-4-1
with a ground-gobbling 36-
18 triumph over Ski Valley
rival Forest Area on
Thursday, Oct. 6.
Halfback Dillon Crusher
Cushman crashed and
careened through the
Warrior defense all game
long, busting and battling for
183 yards on 15 carries and
scoring on TD bursts of 14, 25
and 36 yards.
Dillon had a monster
game, noted longtime J-L
coach Joe Smokevitch. He
was running through guys,
breaking tackles and busting
off long runs. It was nice to
see.
Cushman the Crusher was-
nt the only one accumulat-
ing yards, though. QB
Coalton Huff rumbled for 54
yards on five carries with a
38-yard TD jaunt and bruis-
ing fullback Cam Nickert
bulled his way to 42 yards on
10 tries.
Smokevitch commended
offensive linemen Dominic
Vogt, Kalin Leonard, Chase
Amborski, Lunch Truck
Logan Hipsher and Caleb
Dandy for their play up front
along with ends Hunter
VanDeKerchove, Trevor
Pickelman and Owen Wright.
Huff didnt go to the air
often but was effective with
play-action passes when he
did. On the first drive of the
third quarter, Huff deftly
faked into the line and found
the fleeting figure of
VanDeKerchove breaking
loose for a 45-yard TD strike.
Huff also hooked up with
Dan Nieman for two points
and Nieman also ran for a
successful conversion.
Forest Area fullback Chris
Birgy had a big night for the
visitors, amassing 164 yards
on 25 carries. The Warriors
pulled within 10 points in the
fourth quarter when Birgy
plowed for a 2-yard score to
make the score 28-18 but J-L
sealed the deal on the ensu-
ing drive with a final TD from
The Crusher, this one from 36
yards. Cushman also ran for
the conversion to account for
the 36-18 final score.
Defensively for the
Cardinals, Gage Law had a
fumble recovery and line-
backers Cushman, Amborski
and Hipsher covered the field
like fertilizer. Cushman cor-
ralled enemy ball carriers 18
times while Amborski chased
down runners nine times and
Lunch Truck Logan bar-
reled to four solo stops with
eight assists. Nieman was a
nightmare for the Warriors
from his end post, making
five stops with a sack, and
Huff flew to the ball like a
guided missile from his safe-
ty post, taking part in 11 tack-
les.
All in all, Smokevitch said
it was a great night to be a
Cardinal.
Mancelona 43
Inland Lakes 6
INDIAN RIVER A smash-
ing running attack and a
swarming defense propelled
the Mancelona JV to another
impressive victory, this one a
43-6 triumph at Inland Lakes
on Thursday, Oct. 6, in Ski
Valley action.
The young Ironmen of
coach Doug Derrer bashed
and crashed to a 30-0 half-
time lead en route to their
latest win. The Ironmen did-
nt break loose for many big
runs against the tough,
speedy I-Lakes defense but
instead grinded out the
yardage in steady chunks.
Halfback Kenny Burnette
blasted through for TD runs
of 3 and 7 yards in the first
quarter and 37 yards in the
third quarter and Chase
Wilcox churned up the turf
with hard-driving forays into
enemy territory, also scoring
three times on goal-line
jaunts of 9 and 5 yards in the
second quarter and 27 yards
in the third quarter. Wilcox
also whammed his way over
for two points.
Quarterback Cole
Vanwagoner hooked up with
tight end Mason Munsell for
two points and Nick Balhorn
put an extra-point try
through the uprights with his
booming right foot.
Wilcox wound up with 99
yards rushing on eight
attempts to go with his three
scores and the conversion
run. Burnette bashed and
dashed to 88 yards in 13 tries
and the elusive Vanwagoner
veered by tacklers to the tune
of 74 yards on six tries.
Halfback Logan Borst, who
drew I-Lakes defenders like
magnets every time he
touched the ball, busted his
way to 28 yards in eight car-
ries.
Defensively for the
Ironmen, Nick Balhorn was
in beastly mode once again,
taking down ball carriers six
times. Garrett Derrer had five
takedowns while Man
Eater Munsell and Cody
Derrer each delivered three
tackles. Borst made two
picks.
For Inland Lakes, the
young flier Flowers found a
seam and raced 25 yards to
score in the third quarter.
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Football Roundup
Week 7
Week 8
Atlanta (3-4) at Johannesburg-Lewiston (6-1)
Cheboygen (4-3) at Bay City John Glenn (5-2)
Gaylord (2-5, 1-4) at T.C. Central (3-4, 3-2)*
Gaylord St. Mary (1-6) at Frankfort (5-2)
Grayling (7-0, 5-0) at Kalkaska (4-3, 3-2)*
Onaway (3-4, 2-3) at Inland Lakes (3-4, 2-3)*
Mancelona (7-0, 6-0) at Forest Area (3-4, 3-3)*
Hale (2-5, 0-3) at Mio (5-2, 4-0)*
Central Lake (2-5, 2-3) at Pellston (1-6, 1-4)*
Alpena (1-6, 0-4) at Petoskey (7-0, 5-0)*
Hillman 46, Atlanta 38
Cheboygan 45, Sault Ste. Marie 0
Ogemaw Heights 41, Gaylord 21
Pellston 23, Gaylord St. Mary 6
Grayling 60, Harbor Springs 16
Mancelona 54, Inland Lakes 0
Johannesburg-Lewiston 35,
Forest Area 0
Mio 50, Au Gres-Sims 0
Onaway 53, Rogers City 18
Petoskey 27, T.C. West 14
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warriors make postseason with sixth straight
road victory of season
By Mike Dunn
FIFE LAKE Because of a
schedule quirk, the
Johannesburg- Lewi st on
football team played six of its
first seven games this season
on the road. The Cardinals
were certainly road warriors,
winning all six of them. Of all
the teams in the state that
have already secured a play-
off berth with six victories,
probably no one else has
won all six games on the
road.
J-L earned its 2011 playoff
berth with a workmanlike 35-
0 triumph at the field of
Forest Area on Friday night.
The Cardinals improved to 6-
1 overall and 5-1 in the
league while the Warriors
slipped to 3-4 and 3-3.
Its been a crazy year, J-L
head coach John Bush said
with a chuckle. Weve been
on the road for six of our
seven games but I give the
kids credit; theyve dealt with
it and theyve overcome the
challenge. This was our sixth
road win and I doubt theres
another school in the state
who can say that.
The nice thing is we finish
out the season in front of the
home crowd (against Atlanta
and Gaylord St. Mary). Itll
feel nice to actually play at
home again.
Bush was happy with his
teams effort Friday against
the speedy Warriors, espe-
cially the balance the
Cardinals displayed offen-
sively. Eight J-L runners car-
ried the ball, amassing 378
yards in 60 attempts with
four TDs.
We were pretty good
offensively; we moved the
ball up and down the field,
Bush said. Forest Area took
some things away from us
but we adjusted to that.
Bush commended the
efforts of O-linemen Sean
Aishthorpe, Dakota Finnerty,
Blake Huff, Logan Miller and
Garrett Koronka and tight
ends Gunnar Owens and
Nick Michael.
Were fortunate, Bush
said. We have a cohesive
unit with some seniors and
they communicate things at
the line pretty well.
Junior Alex Payne at QB
along with backfield starters
Dillon Kibby, Mitch
Howitzer Hardy and Brian
VanCoillie each carried the
ball at least nine times and
had at least 67 yards rushing.
Payne, engineer of the
Cardinals complex offensive
scheme, motored to 111
yards on 14 carries and found
the end zone three times on
runs of 5 yards, 30 yards and
1 yard. Kibby crashed and
dashed to 82 yards on nine
carries. VanCoillie veered and
zoomed to 71 yards on 10
carries with a 20-yard TD
burst to his credit and the
determined Hardy ham-
mered the middle for 67
yards on 14 attempts even
though the defense was
aligned specifically to stop
him on traps up the gut.
When Payne wasnt gob-
bling up ground around the
edge on options, he was
going to the air to hit the
speeding Michael in stride
for a 44-yard TD strike in the
first quarter. Payne hit on 4-
of-10 aerials for 76 yards in
the game, including two to
Hardy out of the backfield for
30 yards in addition to the
long TD hook-up with
Michael.
Defensively, the Cardinals
limited the potent Forest
Area offense to just 120 net
yards.
Linebackers Drake
Skowronski and Huff flew to
the ball all game long like
hungry predators with the
scent of dinner in their nos-
trils. Huff had 10 solo tackles
and five assists with another
blocked kick. Skowronski
crashed and smashed and
brought down Warrior ball
carriers 10 times solo with
four assists.
Wyatt Pelton continued his
strong play on the D-line,
making two solo stops with
eight assists and Dylan
Helms was in the thick of the
action, too, taking part in 11
tackles. You might say Dylan
helped to make it like
Desolation Row for the
Warrior ball carriers trying to
scrap and claw for positive
yardage.
Jake Newell participated in
eight tackles and Michael
made two interceptions from
his safety post.
The Cardinals renew their
annual gridiron rivalry with
neighboring Atlanta (3-4)
this Friday, Oct. 14. The
Huskies, who are coming off
a high-scoring 46-38 loss to
defending North Star League
champ Hillman, have big-
play explosiveness with jun-
ior Garrett Badgero behind
center.
The last time J-L lost to
Atlanta was 1992. The
Cardinals have won 18
straight games against the
Huskies and 20 of the past 21
meetings between the teams.
Cardinals secure playoff berth!
Johannesburg-Lewiston 35, Forest Area 0
Johannesburg-Lewiston coach John Bush has guided the road-warrior Cardinals back
to the playoffs in 2011.
PHOTO By MIKE DUNNS
DIVISIon 1
School (1st-place votes) (Record) Points
1. Detroit Catholic Central (5) (7-0) 50
2. Rockford (6-1) 42
3. Clarkston (5-2) 40
4. Plymouth (7-0) 36
5. Utica Eisenhower (6-1) 26
6. Grand Haven (6-1) 24
7. Northville (7-0) 23
8. Lake Orion (6-1) 14
9. Grand Ledge (6-1) 8
10. Canton (5-2) 5
Others receiving votes: 11, Grand
Blanc 3. 12, Brighton 2. 13, Dearborn
Fordson 1. 13, Ann Arbor Pioneer 1.
DIVISIon 2
1. Farmington Hills Harrison (5) (7-0) 50
2. Muskegon (6-1) 45
3. Lowell (6-1) 40
4. Bay City Western (6-1) 28
5. Wyandotte Roosevelt (7-0) 24
6. Port Huron (7-0) 22
7. Walled Lake Western (7-0) 21
8. Warren DeLaSalle (5-2) 13
9. Midland (6-1) 9
10. Birmingham Brother Rice (4-3) 8
Others receiving votes: 11, Oxford 6.
12, Detroit Henry Ford 5. 13, Detroit
Martin Luther King 2. 14, Southfield 1.
14, Marquette 1.
DIVISIon 3
1. Mt Pleasant (4) (7-0) 49
2. Grand Rapids Christian (1) (7-0) 44
T3. DeWitt (7-0) 38
T3. Orchard Lake St. Mary (6-1) 38
5. Battle Creek Harper Creek (7-0) 31
6. Petoskey (7-0) 25
7. East Grand Rapids (5-2) 16
T8. Stevensville Lakeshore (6-1) 14
T8. Chelsea (6-1) 14
10. Redford Thurston (6-1) 4
Others receiving votes: 11, Fruitport 2.
DIVISIon 4
1. Marine City (5) (7-0) 50
2. Zeeland West (7-0) 45
3. Battle Creek Pennfield (7-0) 39
4. Paw Paw (7-0) 35
5. Grand Rapids Catholic Central (6-1) 31
6. St Clair Shores South Lake (7-0) 24
7. Croswell-Lexington (7-0) 20
8. Detroit Crockett (6-1) 16
9. Pontiac Notre Dame Prep (7-0) 10
10. Marysville (6-1) 3
Others receiving votes: 11, Otsego 1.
11, Detroit Douglass 1.
DIVISIon 5
1. Lansing Catholic (5) (7-0) 50
2. Millington (7-0) 45
3. Grayling (7-0) 39
4. Carrollton (7-0) 29
5. Portland (6-1) 25
T6. Freeland (6-1) 19
T6. Almont (6-1) 19
8. Menominee (5-2) 17
9. Reed City (7-0) 11
10. Berrien Springs (7-0) 7
Others receiving votes: 11, Alma 5. 12,
Dowagiac 4. 13, Ovid-Elsie 2. 13,
Grand Rapids West Catholic 2. 15, Ann
Arbor Gabriel Richard 1.
DIVISIon 6
1. Ithaca (4) (7-0) 47
2. Montrose (1) (7-0) 46
3. Iron Mountain (7-0) 41
4. Muskegon Oakridge (6-1) 36
5. Grass Lake (7-0) 29
6. Schoolcraft (6-1) 25
7. Shelby (6-1) 19
T8. Montague (5-2) 9
T8. Clare (6-1) 9
10. Vassar (6-1) 6
Others receiving votes: 11, Byron 4.
12, Madison Heights Madison 1. 12,
Hemlock 1. 12, Warren Michigan
Collegiate 1. 12, Grandville Calvin
Christian 1.
DIVISIon 7
1. Saginaw Nouvel (4) (7-0) 49
T2. Hudson (7-0) 39
T2. Royal Oak Shrine Catholic (1) (7-0) 39
4. Traverse City St Francis (6-1) 30
5. Detroit Loyola (7-0) 26
T6. Pewamo-Westphalia (7-0) 25
T6. McBain (6-1) 25
8. Union City (7-0) 12
9. Harbor Beach (7-0) 9
10. Mancelona (7-0) 7
Others receiving votes: 11, Ishpeming
4. 11, Gobles 4. 13, Ravenna 3. 13,
Reese 3.
DIVISIon 8
1. Muskegon Catholic Central (5) (7-0) 50
2. Mendon (7-0) 43
3. New Lothrop (7-0) 42
4. St Ignace (7-0) 33
5. Saugatuck (7-0) 31
6. Crystal Falls Forest Park (5-1) 20
7. Climax-Scotts (6-1) 13
8. Iron Mountain North Dickinson (6-1) 11
9. Johannesburg-Lewiston (6-1) 8
T10. Fowler (5-2) 5
T10. Pittsford (6-1) 5
Others receiving votes: 12, Mt Pleasant
Sacred Heart 4. 12, Hillman 4. 14,
Beal City 3. 15, Mio 2.
16, Frankfort 1
Michigan High School Football Rankings
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Jurek scores twice in fourth quarter as visiting Pellston finishes strong to break open close game
By Mike Dunn
GAYLORD This was an
intense, hard-fought battle
between two teams that
wanted badly to win. The vis-
iting Hornets, who had
knocked on the door a few
times previously but had
been denied a win, finished
strong to earn the 23-6 victo-
ry over host Gaylord St. Mary.
Pellston improved to 1-6
overall and 1-4 in the Ski
Valley while the scrappy
young Snowbirds of coach
Denny Youngedyke slipped
to 1-6 and 1-5.
Pellston led 7-0 at halftime
after opportunistic safety
Jake Friendenstab returned
an interception 17 yards to
the house in the second
quarter and Nick Kasubowski
booted the extra point
through the uprights. The
defensive TD by the Hornets
brought the only points of
the first two quarters.
St. Mary is a scrappy,
young team but a lot of our
guys finally came out of
hibernation, said veteran
Pellston coach Dave Brines.
Being 0 and 6, we could
have folded at times in this
game but we kept at it and it
paid off.
St. Mary, which had two
touchdowns called back by
penalties, finally got on the
board in the third quarter
when QB Gabe Nowicki faked
into the line and found the
streaking figure of speed
burner Nick Harrington fly-
ing free down the right side-
line. Nowicki fired a perfect
pass that Harrington grabbed
in stride and, 75 yards later,
the Snowbirds had trimmed
Pellstons lead to a single
point, 7-6.
The fourth quarter
belonged to the visitors,
however. The Hornets con-
trolled play much of the time,
pounding the ball between
the tackles and moving
steadily down the field
behind the twin-turbo run-
ning of halfbacks Brian Jurek
and Jake Friedenstab with
some power plunges up the
gut from fullback Josh
VanTilburg thrown in for
good measure.
They pounded us up the
middle in the fourth quarter
and we couldnt stop them,
said St. Mary coach Denny
Youngdyke.
Jurek tallied twice in the
final stanza, reaching the end
zone on off-tackle runs of 6
and 7 yards with Friedenstab
adding the conversion each
time.
Jurek finished with 74
yards on 21 carries against
the swarming Snowbirds and
Friedenstab found daylight
to secure 70 yards on 14 car-
ries with VanTilburg bulling
his way to 44 yards on 10
attempts. Hornet signal
caller Austin Wright hit on 2-
of-4 aerials for 39 yards,
including receptions of 23
yards to VanTilburg and 16
yards to Friedenstab.
St. Mary moved the ball
behind the right arm of
Nowicki and the hard-driving
runs of Pat Switalski but
poorly timed penalties by the
young Snowbirds were costly.
We killed ourselves with
penalties, missed executions
and mental mistakes,
Youngdyke said. Pat
Switalski had a 60-yard
touchdown called back
because of holding and we
had the ball at the 6-inch line
and didnt score because of a
penalty. It was a tough night.
Nowicki hit on 8-of-16
passes for 182 yards in the
game, including the 75-yard
TD strike to Harrington.
Tight end Nick Lochinski
pulled down three aerials for
33 yards and the elusive
Harrington had three catches
for 112 yards.
Switalski rocked and rum-
bled to 93 yards on 17 carries.
On the defensive side for
St. Mary, middle linebacker
Jack Blanzy was a beast,
recording a team-high 11
tackles. Freshman nose
guard Orion Beningo, one of
the real bright spots for the
Snowbirds this season, gave
his typical hard, determined
effort and Youngdyke also
noted the efforts of sopho-
more defensive tackle Cam
Switalski.
Defensively for Pellston,
Travis Matthews pulled down
Snowbird runners 10 times.
Nitro Nick Nathan and
VanTilburg each secured
eight tackles while hard-
nosed Mike Schaefer made
six stops with a fumble recov-
ery and James Omey and
Jared Reimann each made
five stops. Matt Cornell also
had a fumble recovery for the
Hornets.
The road doesnt get easier
for St. Mary in week eight as
the Snowbirds travel west to
play perennial gridiron
power Frankfort (5-2).
The Hornets return home
to face Ski Valley rival Central
Lake (2-5, 2-3).
Hornets achieve first victory
Pellston 23, Gaylord St. Mary 6
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Mancelona grad is named Player of Game after loss
Saturday to No. 2-ranked Marian
Blue Devil boys take 12th out
of 40 teams in Div. 2 race;
every girl in Gaylords top 5
posts season-best time
By Mike Dunn
UPLAND, Ind.
Mancelona graduate and
Taylor University freshman
defensive back Taylor Borst
saw his first extensive action
as a collegiate player on
Saturday, Oct. 8, when the
Trojans faced Marian, the No.
2-ranked NAIA team in the
country, and he was a stand-
out player in the secondary.
Though Taylor University
suffered its second loss of the
season and fell to 3-2, the 6-
foot-1, 195-pound Borst was
selected as the Trojan player
of the game after taking part
in eight tackles and breaking
up a pass.
Borst was named first-
team All-State as a defensive
back last year following his
senior season for the
Ironmen and coach Dan
Derrer and he was also an
explosive weapon on offense,
amassing 1,253 yards rushing
and scoring 21 times. After
helping Mancelona finish
with a 9-2 record and the first
home playoff win in school
history, Borst was also
named the Top Choice Player
of the Year, was an All-Region
pick of the Record-Eagle and
was selected for the presti-
gious Channel 9&10 Scholar
Athlete Award.
Borst is not the only local
connection on the Taylor
University roster. Nick
Freeman, a 2009 Gaylord
grad and the all-time leader
passer for the Blue Devils, is
the starting quarterback this
season. The 6-0, 192-pound
Freeman has already thrown
for more than 1,000 yards in
five games with nine TDs and
a QB rating of 127.92. He has
hit on 60 percent of his pass-
es (92-for-153) for 1,024
yards to date.
By Mike Dunn
PORTAGE Gaylord cross
country coach Jeff Kalember
had the opportunity to meas-
ure his team against some of
the best teams in the state
Saturday in the annual
Portage Invitational. For the
most part, the results were
promising.
The Gaylord girls finished
17th and the boys finished
12th out of 40 teams in the
Div. 2 race.
The girls race featured
nine of the top 10 teams in
the state, so a 17th-place fin-
ish was respectable. The top
five Gaylord girls all posted
season-best times ranging
from 10 to 55 seconds.
Junior Katelynn Dreyer
had a great race and one of
the best times of her three-
year career and junior Geena
Duff, the No. 2 runner, was
also very solid with a huge
season-best personal time,
Kalember reported.
Dreyer crossed the finish
line in 20:54 with Duff close
behind in 21:04. Katelynn
and Geena came in 71st and
78th, respectively. Senior
Megan Borgeson (21:40,
110th) was the third Blue
Devil finisher followed by
junior Maria Warren (21:42,
111th) and senior Paige
Hypio (22:10, 141st) with
Nicole Wehner (22:24) and
Noelle Warren (23:44) as the
sixth and seventh runners.
The girls made a big jump
from where they have been,
and we will need one more
big jump if we want to make
it out of regionals, Kalember
said.
The Gaylord boys did not
run quite as well as the girls
but still placed 12th in a race
featuring eight of the top 10
teams in the state.
Junior Charlend Howard
was the top Blue Devil finish-
er, crossing in 17:10 for 45th-
place overall, followed by
junior Nate Fischer (17:19,
54th), junior Ian Callison
(17:47, 90th), senior Jake
Pasternak (17:55, 95th) and
senior Sean Hope (18:38,
144th). The Blue Devils
freshman Collin Monusko
(18:38) and sophomore
Sterling McPherson (19:05)
were the sixth and seventh
finishers.
This race puts the Gaylord
boys on the map as a con-
tender to finish in the top 10
at the state meet, Kalember
said. We're not there yet, but
we still have three weeks to
put it all together. The big dif-
ference this week is that our
1-to-5 man-time differential
dropped from over 2 minutes
down to 1:25.
Charlend and Nate didnt
have real great races but our
3-4-5 (Jake Pasternak, Ian
Callison, Sean Hope/Collin
Monusko) really made a nice
move to faster races.
Kalember said the Blue
Devils will focus on speed-
work this week as they look
ahead to hosting the Big
North finals at the Gaylord
Country Club on Tuesday,
Oct. 18.
ON TUESDAY, OCT. 11, the
Blue Devils competed in the
second Big North jamboree
meet of the season and
showed improvement.
For the boys, both
Petoskey and Cadillac beat us
at the Mud Run, our first race
of the season, and we beat
them both today by about 40
points, Kalember said. This
is a huge sign of improve-
ment as a TEAM, and we're
headed in the right direction.
It was hot, the course was
sandy with rolling hills and
many of the boys and girls
had personal season-best
times.
Individually Howard and
Fischer led the way with
fourth and sixth places.
Charlend has been nurs-
ing a sore calf and Nate was
out sick almost all last week
so based on this they both
ran extremely well,
Kalember reported.
Pastnernak also moved up
to 17th after finishing 20th in
the first BNC meet and
Callison improved nine
places from 31st to 22nd.
This core of four boys is
only about 40 seconds from
1-4, but our No. 5 drops off
considerably. Sean, Collin,
Chris, or Sterling need to
bridge this gap and get closer
to the top four if we hope to
make a big move at region-
als.
On the girls side Gaylord
some faster times and scored
about 20 less points than the
first BNC meet. Dreyer led
the way with a solid 22nd
place, about 10 places better
than the first meet and No. 2
runner Duff also moved up a
handful of places with
Warren right behind Geena
with 27th place and four
places better.
Nicole Wehner had one of
her best days as a Blue Devil
crossing the line as the No. 4
runner in 22:15 and the top 5
was rounded out by Megan
Borgeson.
Our first to fifth runner
differential is a solid 45 sec-
onds right now and it has
stayed there each meet,
Kalember said. The only
problem with this is that we
need this pack of girls up
about one minute from
where they are right now.
The girls were just a hand-
ful of points from beating
Petoskey and much closer to
Cadillac after losing to both
schools by large margins in
the Mud Run.
Borst plays well for Taylor
Gaylord harriers run at Portage
The Gaylord boys earned a 12th-place finish out of 40 teams in Div. 2 in Saturdays Portage Invitational.
100K relay race set for
Saturday
Gaylord-to-Mackinaw City 100K event covers 62.2
miles along North Central State Trail
GAYLORD -- The Top of
Michigan 100K Relay will be
held this Saturday, Oct. 15,
going from Gaylord to
Mackinaw City along the
North Central State Trail. Six-
person and two-person team
categories are age and gen-
der handicapped on race day,
which allows flexibility in
assembling the relay teams.
Runners will gather at 5 a.m.
The 62.2 -mile course is on
the hard-packed, crushed
limestone North Central
State Trail. The trail runs
from Gaylord to Mackinaw
City, with each relay leg at a
community on the trail. The
trails gentle grade is excel-
lent for running with spec-
tacular views. There are six
individual legs, with each
team member running one
leg. The shortest leg is 5.6
miles, while the longest is
16.3 miles. Exchanges are
well-marked and manned by
volunteers. Method of
exchange is a simple touch
off by hand. There is also a
two-member team category,
with the team members run-
ning multiple legs of the
course.
The 100K race can also be
run as an ultra event. As with
the relay, the ultra events are
excellent venues for runners
stepping up to a 100K or sea-
soned runners looking for a
fast time. The trail is general-
ly smooth with the first 31
miles experiencing a gradual
elevation drop of 770 feet.
There are six full aid sta-
tions and three mini
food/water stations.
Categories are Open
(under 45), Masters (plus 45),
for both male and female. All
ultra participants will receive
their own unique ultra gar-
ment.
Results will be available as
soon as possible after the
race at the Top of Michigan
Trails Council website.
Awards will be given to the
top finishers in each category
and division. All team relay
members and ultra finishers
receive a unique medal. You
must be present for the
award.
For more information,
send an e-mail to
info@trailscouncil.org or call
(231) 348-8280.
PHOTO By JEFF KALEMBER
The Gaylord girls all had personal-best times while competing Saturday in the prestigious Portage Invitational.
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Frisch engineers third-quarter comeback
but visiting Falcons finish strong to
secure BNC triumph
By Mike Dunn
GAYLORD The host Blue
Devils were missing some
starters on Friday night but
still put up a battle in their
Big North confrontation with
Ogemaw Heights. Gaylord
rallied in the third quarter to
make it close but the visitors
finished strong to secure a
41-21 victory.
The Blue Devils, playing
before a large homecoming
crowd, slipped to 2-5 overall
and 1-4 in the league while
Ogemaw improved to 3-4
and 1-3.
Junior Tyler Frisch started
his first varsity game behind
center and held up pretty
well against some very hard
pressure from the Falcons.
Frisch was tackled for 43
yards in losses in the game
but also broke away for a 17-
yard TD run. He showed
poise in the pocket as well. In
spite of the pressure, he did
not throw an interception in
20 attempts and he hit in
eight of those aerials, includ-
ing TD strikes to Chris
Crenshaw and Alex Dodder.
Frisch accounted for 127
yards passing with a perfectly
thrown 29-yard TD missile to
the speedy Dodder down the
right sidelines in the third
quarter and a 23-yard TD
strike on slant-in pass to
Crenshaw.
The glue-fingered
Crenshaw pulled in three
passes for 49 yards in the
contest and Dodder made
two grabs for 36 yards. Trae
Hill hauled in two for 28
yards and Gordon Hoyem
had one catch for 14 yards.
Hard-nosed, hard-driving
Caleb Tomes was the work-
horse in the backfield for the
Blue Devils, bulling, bashing
and dashing to 50 yards on 11
tries, including an 18-yard
breakaway. Jeff Guethlein
also ran hard, earning 31
yards on four attempts.
For the game, though,
Gaylord only gained a net 67
yards on 38 carries, a 1.8-
yard-per carry average.
Running back Brandon
Benac had a big night for the
visiting Falcons, amassing
225 yards rushing on 14 car-
ries with two TDs. Many of
those yards came on a 90-
yard breakaway sprint to
paydirt.
The Blue Devils defended
the pass pretty well, only per-
mitting Ogemaw starter
Sheldon Roberto to hit on 3-
of-11 aerials for 57 yards. One
of those completions,
though, was a 54-yarder for a
TD to Travis Tarrance.
The visitors generated
another big play on special
teams when James Williams
went coast-to-coast for an
80-yard score. Ogemaws
three big scoring plays the
90-yard run by Blenac, the
54-yard TD pass from
Roberto to Tarrance and the
80-yard kickoff return by
Williams proved too much
for the scrappy Blue Devils to
overcome on this night.
The Blue Devils will try to
right the ship this Friday
when they travel to Thirlby
Field to take on Big North
rival Traverse City Central (3-
4, 2-3).
Blue Devils suffer homecoming loss
ogemaw Heights 41, Gaylord 21
Flanker Chris Crenshaw stretches and makes an excel-
lent catch and scores on a pass from Tyler Frisch on
Friday.
Gaylord running back Caleb Tomes forges ahead for
positive yardage Friday against Ogemaw Heights.
Gaylord receiver Alex Dodder breaks free from a
defender and is about to catch a TD strike from Tyler
Frisch.
PHOTO By ROB DEFORGE OF RDSPORTSPHOTO.COM
PHOTO By ROB DEFORGE OF RDSPORTSPHOTO.COM
PHOTO By ROB DEFORGE OF RDSPORTSPHOTO.COM
PHOTO By ROB DEFORGE OF RDSPORTSPHOTO.COM
The Gaylord offensive line blocks for QB Tyler Frisch during Fridays game against
Ogemaw Heights.
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