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Covering 40 Towns in Northern Michigan including Gaylord, Petoskey, Cheboygan, Grayling, Lewiston, Mancelona, Mio, Indian River and surrounding area.
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By Mike Dunn

GAYLORD -- The Ski Valley
Conference has a much dif-
ferent look this year. The
league has added four more
teams, including three from
the eastern Upper Peninsula,
to create a 12-team confer-
ence separated into north
and south divisions.
The Ski Valley South fea-
tures two-time defending
league champion Mancelona
along with Johannesburg-
Lewiston, Onaway, Central
Lake, Gaylord St. Mary and
Forest Area. All of the teams
in the South are Ski Valley
holdovers. The Ski Valley
North features holdovers
Inland Lakes and Pellston
vying with newcomers St.
Ignace, Rudyard, Pickford
and Rogers City.
Under the new format,
each division will crown its
own champion and each
division will have its own All-
Conference roster. Some of
the coaches would like to see
week 9 of the regular season
set aside for a “crossover”
game so the league could
have a single champion but
those logistics have not been
worked out yet. For this sea-
son, at least, there will be a
Ski Valley North and a Ski
Valley South champion.
In the Ski Valley South,
Mancelona and
Johannesburg are favored to
vie for the title.
The Ironmen of head
coach Dan Derrer set a
school record with 10 wins
last season and advanced to
the Div. 7 district finals for
the second straight time.
They haven’t lost to a Ski
Valley foe since Oct. 9, 2009
against Inland Lakes and
take a 16-game league win-
ning streak into the season.
The Cardinals of head
coach John Bush are loaded
with quality returnees from a
team that finished 8-2 a year
ago and finished as runner-
up in the league with a 6-1
mark. J-L has a senior-heavy
roster and varsity experience
at virtually every position.
The Ironmen and the
Cardinals face off on Sept. 7
in just the third week of the
regular season but the out-
come of that game could well
decide who hoists the trophy
as Ski Valley South champi-
on.
Mancelona has several
players returning from the
team that made the playoffs a
year ago for the fifth time in
Derrer’s six seasons as coach.
Senior halfback Wyatt
Derrer (5-11, 185) is back
after amassing more than
1,500 yards rushing last year
and scoring 24 touchdowns.
“The Sheriff” doesn’t plan to
take any prisoners this sea-
son as he adds to the laurels
of a distinguished prep grid-
iron career and follows in the
footsteps of previous
Mancelona first-team All-
State running backs Adam
Duerksen and Taylor Borst.
The cobra-quick Derrer is
the most explosive back in
the Ski Valley but he is not the
only threat for the Ironmen.
Speedy senior Trevor Ackler
(5-10, 170), author of the Ack
Attack who gained more than
500 yards last year, and
breakaway threat Justin
Spires (6-1, 170), a junior,
return to a loaded backfield
that features as much speed
as Coach Derrer has ever had
on a team roster before.
Juniors Erik Wheeler,
Kenny Burnette, Nick Bevins
and Jacob Allen provide
excellent depth in the deep-
est, fastest backfield in the
region.
Rawhide-tough juniors
Logan Borst (5-8, 170) and
Luke Smigielski (5-10, 180)
will rotate at fullback and
savvy senior Kyle
Schepperley (6-1, 175)
returns at quarterback to
operate an offense that fea-
tures a double-wing or wing-
T attack with lots of traps,
counters and sweeps.
“It’s big having Kyle back
because of his experience,”
Derrer said. “He does a great
job running the offense. He’s
definitely a leader. We haven’t
thrown that much in the past
because we haven’t needed
to but it’s a weapon we have
with Kyle. We’d like to throw a
little more this year and keep
teams off balance.”
The Dark Diesel, savage-
hitting senior Dalton Sulz (6-
2, 220) returns as a three-year
starter at guard to anchor a
line that is experienced and
physically imposing. All-
Conference lineman Dakota
Orman (6-1, 175) moves from
guard to tackle and juniors
Garrett Derrer and Nick
Balhorn, both up from the JV,
will see duty at guard. Joltin’
junior Tristen Fleet (6-2, 270)
at center and senior Darrel
Kiel (5-11, 220) at tackle are
also back along with tight
ends Kevin Schepperley (6-1,
185) and Brandon Scott (6-3,
190).
Sulz and Smigielski both
return at inside linebacker in
Mancelona’s 5-2 defensive
alignment. Other key
returnees to the Iron Curtain
defense of the Ironmen
include Scott, who has been
moved from defensive end to
defensive tackle, along with
Fleet at nose guard, Dakota
Orman (6-1, 175) at tackle,
Kevin Schepperley at defen-
sive end and Derrer, Spires
and Kyle Schepperley in the
secondary.
“One thing we stress to the
kids is that it doesn’t matter
what we’ve done in the past,”
Derrer said. “Last year is last
year. Even though we have a
lot of kids back, nothing is
given. Teams are going to
want to beat us. Last year’s
team took thing one game at
a time and came ready to
play every week. That’s the
same thing we need to do
this year.”
Derrer said he expects a
tough challenge from
Johannesburg.
“Joburg has a lot of seniors
back and John always has
them ready to play,” Derrer
said. “They’ll be experienced
and I expect them to be very
good. It’s the first conference
game so it’s a big one for both
of us.”
At J-L, Bush expects to
benefit from senior leader-
ship on and off the field.
“We have 14 or 15 seniors,
the most I’ve ever had, and a
lot of them played last year,”
he said. “This is a veteran
team so we’ll go as the sen-
iors go. I’m looking for big
things this year.”
Senior Alex Payne (5-11,
175) is a three-year starter at
quarterback and is adept at
engineering the deceptive
wing-T attack of the
Cardinals. He also gained
more than 700 yards rushing
last year and is a quick-strike
threat through the air with
the play-action pass.
“Alex has the confidence
that comes from playing in
past years and knowing the
offense really well,” Bush
said. “He makes good deci-
sions and has all the tools. He
can run, he can throw and he
knows how to read defenses
and who to hand the ball off
to. He knows exactly what I
want and he does it. I don’t
have to worry about it when
he’s out there.”
Turf-buster Mitch
“Howitzer” Hardy (5-10, 150)
returns at the ever-danger-
ous fullback slot after amass-
ing more than 1,300 yards
rushing a year ago. Another
1,000-yard rusher, Brian
VanCoillie, has graduated but
dependable Dillon Kibby (5-
11, 165) and Jake Newell (6-0,
180) return to the backfield
after each gained close to 400
yards rushing last year. Junior
Dillon Cushman, an impact
player at the JV level the past
two years, adds excellent
depth in the backfield.
The line will be a strong
point once again for the
Cardinals. Seniors Drake
Skowronski (5-11, 215) and
Dakota Finnerty (6-0, 220)
are key returnees in the
trenches along with Logan
Miller (6-1, 210) and Garrett
Koronka (6-3, 220).
“We’ll do some double
wing and one-back stuff but
it all boils down to the wing-
T,” Bush said. “That’s what we
do best. The key for us is exe-
cution. If we execute the way
we’re supposed to, things will
work.”
The Cardinals employ a
five-man front on defense.
Wyatt Pelton (6-2, 175)
returns at nose guard. Miller
and Koronka also return on
the D-line while Brad
Kussrow (6-0, 190), Dylan
Helms (5-10, 180) and
Finnerty return at linebacker.
Hardy and Payne return to
the secondary and are joined
by senior Joey McGuire and
junior Coalton Huff.
“Our first goal is to win the
league and then to win every
game,” Bush said. “To do
that, we know we have to go
through Mancelona. They’re
the team to beat. Dan does a
great job over there with
those kids. They’re not fancy
but they’re good at what they
do. We know we have to beat
Mancelona to win the league.
After that, we want to go as
far as we can in the playoffs.”
At Onaway, first-year head
coach Brian Whitsitt has
some key players returning
from last year’s 5-4 squad (4-
3 in the league), including
breakaway threat Jason
Sigsby in the backfield. The
shifty Sigsby (5-8, 160) was a
1,000-yard rusher a year ago
and comes into the 2012
campaign as one of the top
breakaway threats in the Ski
Valley South.
Fellow senior Chae
Whitsitt (5-8, 185) moves
from receiver to fullback to
serve as the lead blocker for
Sigsby. Senior Justin Gedda
(5-6, 160), a four-year varsity
starter like Whitsitt, handles
slot duties and will be used as
both runner and receiver.
Junior Tommy Auger (5-9,
150), a strong performer on
the 7-1 JV squad last year,
gives the Cardinals a quick-
strike threat at receiver.
Juniors Matt Tollini (5-9,
155) and Carlos Bautista (6-2,
185) are vying for the quar-
terback spot. Both are good
leaders, Whitsitt said, who
know the offense and can run
the plays. Both can also
throw with accuracy.
Seniors Joey Heltsley (5-7,
150) at center and Ryan Hyde
(6-1, 195) at guard return to
anchor the line.
“We’ll still be run-oriented
but we want to mix up the
attack a little bit and keep the
other team off balance,” said
Whitsitt, who served the past
four years as Onaway’s
defensive coordinator.
Veteran Mancelona head coach Dan “Boo” Derrer is
seeking his sixth playoff berth in seven years at the
helm of the program.
Johannesburg-Lewiston head coach John Bush has a
senior-laden roster with plenty of experience heading
into the season.
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Mancelona, Joburg are
favored to vie for Ski
Valley South title in first
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Football
Area teams set to resume gridiron wars as 2012
season gets under way
By Mike Dunn
GAYLORD – The 2012 prep
football season officially
kicks off this weekend and
there are nine games featur-
ing the 11 teams from the
Weekly Choice coverage area.
On Thursday, Aug. 23,
Gaylord travels north to
Cheboygan to resume the
intense annual rivalry with
the Chiefs and Grayling trav-
els south to take on perenni-
al week-one foe
Roscommon.
Gaylord, which finished 2-
7 last year under first-year
head coach Doug Berkshire,
is hoping to repeat its victory
over the Chiefs. Cheboygan,
which finished 5-4 and
missed the playoffs partly
because of that season-open-
ing narrow defeat at the
hands of the Blue Devils, will
seek to reverse the outcome
of a year ago. Grayling, a
perennial playoff team under
the direction of head coach
Tim Sanchez, takes its high-
octane, full-speed-ahead
spread assault on the road in
hopes of victory No. 1 at the
expense of the Bucks.
On Friday, the week-one
menu includes seven non-
league contests.
Hillman, which finished 8-
2 a year ago and is seeking a
playoff berth for the seventh
straight time, travels to
Gaylord St. Mary. It’ll be a
tough opening assignment
for the young Snowbirds of
coach DennyYoungeDyke,
who are deeper, faster and
stronger than last year when
they finished with a 1-8 log.
Inland Lakes travels to
Onaway for a key early-sea-
son clash between two teams
that are eyeing the playoffs.
The hard-hitting Bulldogs of
coach Stan Schramm fin-
ished 4-5 a year ago and
Onaway, the surprise turn-
around team of the region in
2011, finished 5-4 after an 0-3
start. The Cardinals are play-
ing their first game under
head coach Brian Whitsitt,
who had been the defensive
coordinator for Earl Flynn
the past four years. Both
teams want to win this one
badly.
Atlanta, with prolific pass-
ing senior Garrett Badgero
returning as a three-year
starter at quarterback, travels
to Johannesburg-Lewiston
for a renewal of the longtime
gridiron rivalry between the
two schools. The Huskies can
put points on the board but
they face a daunting chal-
lenge in trying to stop the
thundering cleats of the
Cardinals’ grinding ground
assault.
Mancelona travels to Elk
Rapids in what is one of the
marquee games in northern
Michigan in week one. The
Ironmen of head coach Dan
Derrer are coming off a 10-1
season and have nearly all
their offensive weapons
back, including The Sheriff,
explosive senior halfback
Wyatt Derrer. Mancelona
defeated Elk Rapids 48-18
last year, earning the first win
over the Elks since 1989. The
Class B Elks, who finished 4-5
a year ago, are looking to turn
things back in their favor in
front of the home crowd.
In the other games, Mio
travels to Whittemore-
Prescott, Pellston under first-
year head coach Ben Schley
travels south to Forest Area
and Petoskey, looking to
reload under 2011 Coach of
the Year Kerry VanOrman, go
north to Sault Ste. Marie.
Gridiron season
kicks off!
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offense at home Friday against Atlanta.
Petoskey, looking for another successful campaign in 2012, plans to play smoth-
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Thursday, Aug. 23:
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Grayling at Roscommon
Friday, Aug. 24:
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Inland Lakes at Onaway*
Atlanta at Johannesburg-
Lewiston
Mancelona at Elk Rapids
Mio at Whittemore-Prescott
Pellston at Forest Area*
Petoskey at Sault Ste. Marie
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The Mancelona football team
hosted its annual preseason
scrimmage on Friday, Aug. 17,
and pounded pads against
Frankfort, Pine River and
Charlevoix. The Ironmen, after
working through some kinks
against perennially strong
Frankfort in the opening round
of the scrimmage, looked solid
on both sides of the ball
against Charlevoix and Pine
River. These photos reveal
some of the action on the field
along with images of the side-
lines and the spectators.
Mancelona, coming off a 10-1
season, opens at the
field of non-league foe
Elk Rapids this Friday,
August 24. (photos by
Mike Dunn)
Gridiron
Preparations …
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By Mike Dunn
PELLSTON – The Pellston
volleyball team hosted its
annual season-opening
tournament on Saturday
and earned the privilege of
hoisting the championship
trophy with another impres-
sive performance.
Pellston went undefeated,
posting a 5-0-3 record on
the day. In pool play, the
Hornets defeated Harbor
Light and Inland Lakes and
split with Charlevoix, Forest
Area and Boyne City. In the
quarters, the Hornets edged
Cheboygan 26-24, 25-22
before rallying to beat
Kingsley in the semifinals,
22-25, 25-19, 15-7.
In the title match, the
Hornets edged Onaway in a
spirited battle, 25-23, 25-23.
Angular Emma Dunham
cast a long shadow in the
middle. The senior secured
22 kills with seven blocks.
Senior right-side hitter Tori
Kirsch crushed 24 kills with
three blocks and 17 digs and
she was a cannon at the
stripe, recording 19 aces.
Junior Kelly Lewis
launched four aces to go
with 11 kills and 33 digs and
senior outside hitter
Victoria Rybinski was no
secret in the offensive
assault as she stepped up
big time to notch 40 kills
and 58 digs to go with 14
aces.
Junior setter Abbie Welch
served up sweet deliveries
like a pastry chef, earning a
whopping 123 assists.
Sophomore Mackenzie
Wright whacked 48 kills
with two blocks and nine
aces and senior libero Dana
Zulski covered the floor like
a fresh coat of wax, notching
52 digs.
Pellston
captures home
tourney!
Hornets edge Onaway in
finals to go undefeated in
season-opening tourney
The Gaylord boys and girls cross country teams made their
annual trip north to Pictured Rocks near Munising in the U.P. for
the annual preseason team camp. The Blue Devil harriers expe-
rienced, in the words of longtime coach Jeff Kalember, four days
of “team bonding, running,
swimming, hiking, waterfalling
and campfires.”
Photos couRtesy oF JeFF KalembeR
Gaylord / Otsego
County Horseshoe
League Standings
PLAYER W L
Team 2
Team 1
Team 3
Team 7
Team 6
Team 8
Team 5
Team 4
62
45
43
36
32
30
29
19
20
27
29
36
40
42
43
53
Ron Wilkowski / Jerry Mankowski
Jerry Lince / Cecil Hauser
Frank Jasinski / Bill Skibinski
George Pratt / Darryl Bolanowski
Jordy Tisdale / Dick Burr
Steve Furay / Dave Brown
Fred Chearhart / Dennis Buchanan
Duane Cohorst / Bill Bramer
8/14/12
Team camp in the U.P.
Volleyball
Onaway features a base 6-2
defensive alignment
designed to take away inside
traps and slow down the run-
ning game. Gedda, the lead-
ing tackler last year, is back at
weakside linebacker. Whitsitt
returns at defensive end
while Sigsby is back at lock-
down cornerback and
Bautista at free safety. Juniors
Casey Watson (5-8, 175) and
Frank Ramos (5-6, 190) are
key newcomers on the defen-
sive line.
“Our primary goal is to
make the playoffs,” Whitsitt
said. “We came close last year
but missed out. This year we
want to make it in and win
our first playoff game since
1976. The boys are hungry.
They got a little taste of it last
year and want to take it a step
further.”
At Gaylord St. Mary, sec-
ond-year coach Denny
YoungeDyke has several
players returning from last
season’s 1-8 squad and better
numbers. Among the 23
players on the 2012 varsity
roster are four sophomores
who started as freshmen a
year ago
“We have 23 kids out for
football, which is really good
for us,” YoungeDyke said.
“And the 130-pound fresh-
men of a year ago are now
170-pound sophomores with
experience.”
YoungeDyke, who was a
successful head coach at
Central Lake from 1982-97,
believes the Snowbirds will
be able to score points this
season.
Rangy junior Charles
Strehl (6-4, 185) takes over at
quarterback. He will engi-
neer a double-wing offensive
scheme out of the pistol for-
mation and he’ll have a
speedy group of runners lin-
ing up behind him.
Senior Nick Lochinski (5-
10, 170), who played tight
end last year, will man the
key fullback spot while speed
burners Nick Harrington (5-
10, 155) and Cameron Juniak
(5-10, 180) will line up at
wings. Another key returnee
is senior Matt Spyhalski (5-
10, 160) at receiver.
The line is young but has
decent size. Junior Brendan
Nowicki (6-0, 235) and trans-
fer Steven Hare (6-4, 312)
man the guard posts with
senior Cam Switalski (6-0,
180) and sophomore Orion
Beningo (6-3, 180) returning
at tackles and rugged Willie
Canfield (5-9, 210), a junior,
back at center.
YoungeDyke’s biggest con-
cern going into the season is
how quickly the defense
develops. Harrington and
Spyhalski are back at corner-
back, Lochinski at inside
linebacker, Switalski at
defense end and Beningo at
nose guard.
At Central Lake, head
coach Rob Heeke has 12 sen-
iors back from a team that
posted a disappointing 3-6
record a year ago. Before last
year, the Trojans had made
the playoffs six years in a row.
Heeke is lacking in depth
with just 20 on the varsity but
he has a solid group of
starters back and he says the
players have exhibited “the
best attitude and effort I’ve
had since I’ve been at Central
Lake and maybe in my whole
coaching career.”
Senior Kyle Hiltunen (6-1,
185) moves from fullback,
where he was the leading
rusher a year ago, to quarter-
back. He played behind cen-
ter a few games last year and
also at the JV level. Hiltunen
is “a strong, intelligent leader
with a good grasp of the
offense” and a powerful
north-south type runner
with a nose for the end zone.
He scored nine times last
year.
Taylor Sutherland (6-1,
175), Zach Carley (6-1, 205),
Will Brockman (6-2, 175) and
George Thayer (6-0, 175) are
part of a running back by
committee for Heeke, who
favors a T-oriented ground
attack that “comes right at
you with a little bit of decep-
tion.”
Senior center Dylan
Buffman (6-2, 205) anchors
an experienced line that also
features “thunder” tackles
Jordan Moffitt (6-3, 295) and
Ethan Wallace (5-10, 330).
The receiving corps of sen-
iors Matt Sextan (5-10, 165)
and T.J. Potter (6-0, 170) and
junior Sam Potter (6-2, 180)
are all new. The only player
who has caught a varsity pass
going into the season, in fact,
is quarterback Hiltunen.
The Trojans feature a five-
man front on defense.
Buffman and junior Corbin
Newton (6-0, 200) man the
interior along with Moffitt
and Wallace with Carley,
Potter and Jacob Szoka (6-0,
195) at defensive end.
Hiltunen and Jeff Joyce (5-10,
205) return at linebacker
along with senior Tyler
Moran (5-10, 150).
Brockman, Thayer and
Sexton return to the second-
ary. Hard-hitting junior Nate
Veldbloom (6-2, 195) sus-
tained a shoulder injury but
Heeke is hopeful he can
return in time to help in the
secondary.
Heeke’s goal is “to play in
the game that determines the
conference championship.”
“I always figure if we’re in
the game that decides the
conference, the playoffs and
other things will take care of
themselves,” he said.
At Forest Area, the num-
bers aren’t great but head
coach Josh Merchant said
“the quality of kids we have is
really good.”
Senior Tyler Birgy (6-2,
175), who was a starting
receiver last season but saw
some duty at quarterback,
will call the signals for an
offense that features multiple
sets and formations. Birgy,
who added several pounds of
muscle in the off-season, will
engineer a run-oriented
attack out of the shotgun.
Junior Hayden Hollister,
who has sprinter’s speed, will
line up again in the backfield
along with returning senior
starter Jordan Cecil (5-10,
190), a downhill runner with
good speed. When Birgy goes
to the air, he has some rangy
weapons in All-Conference
junior Justin Burke, who
stands 6-3 and has 4.6 speed
in the 40, along with 6-6 jun-
ior Scott Sedwick, up from
the JV.
Junior tackles Brandon
Ames (6-3, 185) and Chris
Birgy anchor an offensive
line that is quite young and
averages less than 200
pounds. Merchant will be
relying on rugged sopho-
more tight end Austin Vance
(6-2, 205), who started as a
freshman last year and was
honorable mention All-
Conference, to help bolster
the blocking.
“We’ll try to get our ath-
letes out in space and take
advantage of our speed in the
backfield and our height at
quarterback and receiver,”
Merchant said.
Merchant acknowledges
that his defense will not
intimidate other teams with
its size.
“We’re not very big but
we’ll put the small guys in
there and try to wreak
havoc,” he said.
One plus is the return of
Cecil, a first-team All-
Conference linebacker and a
third-year starter at the “old-
school monster” slot.
Merchant also expects good
production from sophomore
Zach Denboer (5-10, 170) at
linebacker. Junior Matthew
Elliott (5-6, 130) is very quick
at nose guard. Burke and
Hollister are returning
starters in the secondary.
Merchant’s goals are “to
give a maximum effort and
get better every week.”
SVC South Continued...
Fourth annual Go Get Outdoors Triathlon slated for Saturday,
Aug. 25, with registration at 8 a.m.
CHEBOYGAN --
Cheboygan State Park will
sponsor its fourth annual
GO-Get Outdoors triathlon
on Saturday, Aug. 25 at the
park, 4490 Beach Road in
Cheboygan (Cheboygan
County). Registration begins
at 8 a.m. at the park head-
quarters. The race will begin
at 9 a.m. at the day use beach
area.
The adventure/sprint
triathlon will involve kayak-
ing two miles, biking eight
and one-half miles, and run-
ning four and one-half miles.
A portion of the running sec-
tion is located on the beach
and crosses Little Billy Elliot
Creek. Participants should
expect to get their feet wet
near the end of the competi-
tion.
"You don't need to be an
athlete to come out to the
park on race day," said
Cheboygan State Park super-
visor Paul Koszegi. "The day
use area is an excellent loca-
tion for spectators to watch
the start and finish of the
race, cheer on the competi-
tors, or just have a picnic and
enjoy the outdoors."
The entry fee for the com-
petition is $35 per athlete, or
$45 per team of two to three
athletes. Everyone is wel-
come to participate, but the
target age group is 16 years
old and older. All proceeds
will go to support this event
and future events at
Cheboygan State Park. T-
shirts will be provided for
those who pre-register by
Aug. 23 by calling 231-627-
2811.
For more information
about this event, accessibili-
ty, or for persons needing
accommodations to attend
this event, contact Koszegi,
231-627-2811. For details on
Cheboygan State Park, visit:
www.michigan.gov/cheboy-
gan.
Camping reservations can
be made online at www.mid-
nrreservations.com or by
calling the DNR's Central
Reservation System, 1-800-
447-2757.
More outdoor fun and
exercise is available through
the DNR's Recreation 101
program, which provides
expert instruction to bud-
ding outdoor enthusiasts by
offering free, hands-on train-
ing in over 100 different
activities. Learn about partic-
ipating or becoming an
instructor, at www.michi-
gan.gov/rec101. The DNR
also offers ongoing nature
programming; check out the
schedule at www.michigan.
gov/natureprograms.
Cheboygan Park to host triathlon
Northeast Lower
Peninsula Fishing
Report
Cheboygan: Anglers are
still targeting trout and
salmon out of Cheboygan.
Anglers are trolling from the
Bell to Mackinaw City, the
back side of Bois Blanc
Island, Lafayette Point and
Cordwood Point areas.
Anglers are fishing spoons in
grey with white and black, or
a white spoon with thin lines
of pink, green, yellow and
orange. Silver and green
flashers and flies are also
producing.
Cheboygan River: River
anglers are fishing the Foot
Bridge to the Locks using
crawler pieces. Anglers are
harvesting smallmouth bass,
drum and rock bass.
Hammond Bay: Has
received a lot of north wind
with four to six foot swells.
When anglers were able to
make it out, they were
trolling 9 Mile Point for
salmon, steelhead and lake
trout in 90 feet of water, 20 to
30 feet down and at the
Biological Station in 100 to
120 feet of water, 25 to 40 feet
down.
Rogers City: Not much
angling this week. Steelhead,
Chinook salmon, and a few
lake trout were harvested
however, scattered all over
and up and down the water
column. Fish were high (50
feet) in the morning hours
but quickly retreated to the
bottom later in the after-
noon. Getting out before sun
up for an hour or two and
getting out the last couple of
hours for the day will be
paramount this next week
until things settle. Best
depths range from 50 to 120
feet of water and finding
where the temperature
breaks. Anglers were using
downriggers, lead cores, and
dipseys in dark green, orange
and white, black and white,
purple, green and chartreuse.
Good locations include
straight out of the harbor off
the hump, west towards 40
Mile Point, south towards
Calcite Plant, Swan Bay and
Adams Point.
Presque Isle: Has been
unfishable most of the week.
Anglers that went out fished
straight out from the marina,
north between the two light-
houses, or south towards
Stone Port. Good depths to
try would be from 55 to 120
feet.
Rockport: Anglers are find-
ing fish off Stoneport, False
Presque Isle and Middle
Island. Walleye and small-
mouth bass are being caught
while trolling crawler har-
nesses and crank baits. A few
channel catfish have been
caught trolling with crawler
harnesses. Steelhead and
lake trout were caught while
trolling with crank baits and
spoons.
Alpena: Smallmouth bass
and rock bass are being
caught in the Thunder Bay
River using night crawlers,
leeches, and spinners. Mill
Island, the marina, and near
2nd Street Bridge are good
areas. Those going out in
boats into Thunder Bay are
finding walleye near Sulphur
Island, Thunder Bay Island
and south of Scarecrow
Island. Anglers trolling with
crawler harnesses and crank
baits had success.
Harrisville: Fishing is start-
ing to pick up in Harrisville.
Lake trout are moving in
closer being caught in 80 to
100 feet of water from the
bottom to half way up the
water column. Anglers are
fishing darker colors includ-
ing, black and purple and
black and red. Spoons, spin
and glows, dodgers and
flashers are all working well.
Steelhead and salmon are in
60 to 80 feet of water. Lead
core, copper and planner
boards in orange, green and
silver combinations are
working.
Oscoda: Early morning
and late evening have been
the best times for fishing off
the pier. Lake trout have
been in 80 to 120 feet of
water and mainly on the bot-
tom. Steelhead are in 70 to 90
feet of water and about 65
feet down with dipseys and
lead core working well.
Salmon are south of the river
toward Au Sable Point in 70
to 90 feet of water. Look for
water temps in the 50 degree
range.
Au Sable River: Fishing is
starting to pick up with the
rain and water turning over.
Catfish, walleye and small-
mouth bass have been com-
ing in. Crawlers, minnows
and body baits have worked
best.
Higgins Lake: The rock
bass are still plentiful this
week. Anglers are using min-
nows and night crawlers.
Trollers fishing for lake trout
are using body baits and
spoons with cowbells. Many
anglers are jigging for lake
trout and whitefish using
Swedish pimples, heavier
type spoons and sandkickers.
Smallmouth bass are still
being found around Treasure
Island.
Houghton Lake: Cooler
weather conditions have
been keeping anglers away.
Anglers that are out on the
water are catching walleye in
10 feet of water using
crawlers and leeches. Bluegill
and perch are being fished
along the weed beds in eight
to 12 feet of water.
Northwest Lower
Peninsula Fishing
Report
Harbor Springs: The fish
catch was picking up despite
all the wind. Some salmon
were taken near Harbor Point
past the buoy, although more
success was had with lake
trout over there. A few
salmon were caught in 170
feet of water.
Petoskey: Wind conditions
have kept the boats away
most of the week. Salmon
fishing should improve this
week because of cooler con-
ditions. A few lake trout were
taken around Bay Harbor in
120 feet of water on spoons.
Bear River: Anglers are
picking up a few salmon near
the dam. Effort is really pick-
ing up (especially early
mornings) with spawn bags
and flies.
Charlevoix: Not many
boats out during the begin-
ning of the week because of
wind although all the wind
did cool the water tempera-
tures. Early in the week fish
were caught at North Point in
100 feet of water but salmon
caught at the end of the week
were south of the pier with
success coming 35 to 65 feet
down, in 90 to 140 feet of
water. Green and white and
glow spoons were working.
Some lake trout were also
taken by anglers targeting
salmon in the same areas.
Boats traveling south to
Cathead Bay also had moder-
ate salmon and steelhead
success. A few large small-
mouths were taken on leech-
es off the pier, but most were
sub-legal. Walleye has been a
bit slow but are still around
and hitting on crawlers.
Traverse City: Boats are
bringing in a mixed catch of
Chinook salmon and lake
trout. Anglers had success
jigging for lake trout at
depths around 80 to 100 feet.
Salmon have been caught
running gear at depths vary-
ing between 50 to 110 feet
down. Try spoons, flies, or
meat rigs for the salmon.
Smallmouth bass fishing has
slowed down.
Elk River: Fishing has been
relatively slow. A few small-
mouth bass and rock bass
have been caught using live
baits.
Boardman River: Fishing
has been slow. Anglers are
catching rock bass and a few
modest sized smallmouth
bass using live baits.
Upper Peninsula
Fishing Report
St. Mary's River: Walleye
have slowed down at Raber
Bay but a few fish can still be
caught in the early morning
and late evening hours
trolling purple crawler har-
nesses along weed beds
between the Lime Island
Dock, and back to the Raber
Boat launch. Walleye in the
17 to 19 inch class are being
caught just southeast of
Kemps Pointe at Moon Island
off weed beds trolling bottom
bouncers with chartreuse
and white crawler harnesses
in the early morning hours.
Detour: Lake trout and
Chinook salmon are still
being caught at the Detour
Reef trolling green and
chrome Herringbone spoons
just south of the Drummond
Island Stone Quarry
Freighter Dock. Anglers were
trolling in 80 to 90 feet of
water 58 to 65 feet down. A
few catches of Pink salmon
are now being reported
trolling just below the
Drummond Island Ferry
Boat lane south to the Detour
Lighthouse. The Atlantic
salmon bite at Detour has
slowed down this week as the
Atlantics have begun to leave
Detour and move north to
the Rapids in Sault Ste.
Marie.
Cedarville and Hessel:
Perch fishing has picked up
around the Les Cheneaux
Islands. Anglers were har-
vesting perch and small-
mouth bass at the east end of
Hessel Bay, Snows Channel,
Musky Bay, Middle Entrance
and Moscoe Channel.
Anglers are also targeting
northern pike while still-fish-
ing with chubs. Government
Bay is producing excellent
pike results.
St. Ignace: Anglers were
fishing salmon from the
Coast Guard north past the
old fuel tanks and off
Mackinac Island in waters
from 60 to 70 feet down.
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By Mike Dunn
INDIAN RIVER – Inland
Lakes head coach Stan
Schramm admits to a little
trepidation. And some
excitement, too.
The Bulldogs are facing a
dramatic shift in their sched-
ule this season, thanks to the
changes that have taken
place in the Ski Valley. Inland
Lakes and Pellston find
themselves in the Ski Valley
North Division with league
newcomers St. Ignace,
Rudyard, Pickford and
Rogers City.
The Bulldogs will be seek-
ing to turn around last year’s
4-5 record (3-4 in the league)
and return to the playoffs for
the second time in
Schramm’s four years at the
helm of the program.
Schramm knows it’ll be a
battle but he welcomes it.
“It’s tough; we’re excited
about it and nervous about
it,” Schramm said. “St. Ignace
brings back a ton of kids.
Rudyard is always tough and
Pickford’s been tough the
past few years. But if you
want to be good to have to
play good teams.”
St. Ignace appears to be
the team to beat in the Ski
Valley North. The Saints are
coming off a 12-1 season,
advancing all the way to the
Div. 8 semifinals before los-
ing to Fowler. Rudyard fin-
ished 7-4 a year ago and was
a Div. 8 district finalist.
Pickford finished 5-4 and
Rogers City (0-9) was winless.
Schramm doesn’t have
great numbers with 21 on the
varsity but he has a “decent
amount” of returnees, even
with the loss of senior start-
ing linemen Doug Morse and
Dustin Cochran, who both
moved away during the sum-
mer.
The good news is that
fighting fullback Shane
Bacon (5-8, 165) and half-
backs Cody Bonilla (5-10,
170) and Jordyn Smeltzer (5-
10, 170) all return to the
backfield. Bacon sizzles as a
north-south threat from the
fullback post but opponents
can’t key on him because
Bonilla and Smeltzer are
both burners who can turn
an off-tackle trap into a long
touchdown sprint. All three
seniors have excellent speed
and gained more than 600
yards last year. Junior Trevor
Mallory (6-0, 190), a hard-
nosed downhill runner who
isn’t averse to knocking over
would-be tacklers if he can’t
evade them, adds quality
depth. Fellow junior C.J.
Ogden (5-10, 175) from
Wolverine also has wheels
and likes to plow a downhill
path, also brings solid depth
to the full-house backfield.
Junior Todd Aghey (6-3,
175), who is tall and very ath-
letic, takes over at quarter-
back after calling signals at
the JV level the past two sea-
sons. Schramm likes Aghey’s
agility, height and his ability
to put the ball in the air.
“We’re still run-oriented
but we won’t be afraid to
spread it out a little bit either
with Todd in there,”
Schramm said. “We’ll take
what the defense gives us. If
the defense is going to put
eight in box, we believe can
take advantage of it this year
and get the ball vertical down
field on them.”
Three-year starter Sean
“Mister Blood” Boughner (6-
2, 270), who is about as tough
as raw steak, is back at center
to anchor the line.
Sophomore Stan Schramm
(5-8, 170) and strong-armed
junior Nick Parker (5-11, 175)
return at guard while sand-
paper-tough senior Nick
Murray (5-10, 185) returns at
one tackle and junior Chase
Bunker (6-1, 290) is a physi-
cal presence at the other
tackle slot.
Seniors Austin Jensen (6-3,
180) and Nick Howrey (6-1,
165) return at tight end for
the Bulldogs.
Linebacking is the strength
of the Bulldogs defensively in
their 4-4 scheme with
Mallory, Bacon and Smeltzer
all returning for a unit that is
mobile and moves to the ball
with efficiency and force.
“Blood” Boughner and
Murray are back on the line
and the scrappy Schramm is
back at defensive end along
with Parker.
Bonilla returns for his
third-year as lock-down cor-
nerback. The versatile Jensen
will see time at cornerback,
safety and outside line-
backer. Junior Triston Long
(6-0, 150) is a newcomer in
the secondary with lots of
potential after making an
impact at the JV level.
“The big thing is we want
to stop the run but we should
be versatile enough to stop
the pass, too,” Schramm said.
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OTSEGO COUNTY -- U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service per-
sonnel will apply lampricides
to the Pigeon and Little
Pigeon River systems in
Otsego and Cheboygan
Counties as well as Big
Sucker Creek and Wycamp
Creek in Emmet County to
kill sea lamprey larvae bur-
rowed in the stream bottom.
The applications will be con-
ducted between August 28
and September 6 in accor-
dance with State of Michigan
permits.
Tentatively, treatment of
the Pigeon River system will
begin on Friday August 31,
the Little Pigeon River on
Sunday September 2, Big
Sucker Creek on September
3, and Wycamp Creek on
September 4. Applications
will be complete in about 48
hours. The application dates
are tentative and may be
changed based upon local
weather or stream conditions
near the time of treatment.
Sea lamprey larvae live in
certain Great Lakes tributar-
ies and transform to parasitic
adults that migrate to the
Great Lakes and kill fish.
Failure to kill the larvae in
streams would result in sig-
nificant damage to the Great
Lakes fishery. Infested tribu-
taries must be treated every
three to five years with lamp-
ricides to control sea lamprey
populations.
The U. S. Environmental
Protection Agency and
Health Canada Pest
Management Regulatory
Agency have reviewed
human health and environ-
mental safety data for lamp-
ricides and in 2003, conclud-
ed that the lampricides
(Lampricide and Bayluscide)
pose no unreasonable risk to
the general population and
the environment when
applied at concentrations
necessary to control larval
sea lampreys. However, as
with any pesticide, the public
is advised to use discretion
and minimize unnecessary
exposure.
Lampricides are selectively
toxic to sea lampreys, but a
few fish, insect, and
broadleaf plants are sensi-
tive. Persons confining bait
fish or other organisms in
stream water are advised to
use an alternate water source
because lampricides may
cause mortality among
aquatic organisms stressed
by crowding and handling.
Agricultural irrigation must
be suspended for 24 hours,
during and following treat-
ment.
Extensive preparations are
required for a safe and effec-
tive stream treatment. Prior
to treatment, personnel col-
lect data on stream water
chemistry and discharge. In
addition, they may conduct
on-site toxicity tests with
lampricides and stream flow
studies with dyes that cause
stream water to appear red or
green.
Lampricides are carefully
metered into the stream for
approximately 12 hours, and
continually analyzed at pre-
determined sites to assure
that proper concentrations
are maintained as the lamp-
ricides are carried down-
stream. Applicators are
trained and are certified by
Michigan regulatory agen-
cies for aquatic applications
of pesticides.
The program is contracted
through the Great Lakes
Fishery Commission to the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
and Department of Fisheries
and Oceans Canada. The
Commission initiated chemi-
cal control of sea lampreys in
1958. Since that time the
highly successful program
has contributed significantly
to the maintenance of the $7
billion Great Lakes sport and
commercial fisheries.
Without continued control
efforts these fisheries again
would be in jeopardy.
Treatment of these streams
will destroy thousands of lar-
val sea lampreys including
many that would be expected
to transform and migrate to
Lake Huron to begin their
parasitic life cycle. Each lam-
prey in the lakes consumes
upwards of 40 pounds of lake
trout and salmon during its
parasitic life.
The Commission is com-
mitted to delivering a sea
lamprey control program
that practices good environ-
mental stewardship. To sup-
port the continued safe use
of lampricides the
Commission recently con-
ducted a series of studies at a
total cost of $6 million to
assess the effects of the lam-
pricides on human health
and the environment. In
addition to these studies the
Commission has implement-
ed a research program to
develop alternative control
techniques. The Commission
also is developing a strategy
to increase the number of
barriers on lamprey-produc-
ing streams, and is conduct-
ing research into barrier
design, traps, attractants,
and biological controls.
Additional information
about sea lampreys and sea
lamprey control is available
online at www.glfc.org. TTY
users may reach the
Marquette or Ludington
Biological Stations through
the Michigan State Relay
Service at 1-800-649-3777.
The mission of the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service is work-
ing with others to conserve,
protect and enhance fish,
wildlife, plants and their
habitats for the continuing
benefit of the American peo-
ple. We are both a leader and
trusted partner in fish and
wildlife conservation, known
for our scientific excellence,
stewardship of lands and nat-
ural resources, dedicated pro-
fessionals and commitment
to public service. For more
information on our work and
the people who make it hap-
pen, visit www.fws.gov.
MANISTIQUE -- Governor
Rick Snyder and Department
of Natural Resources
Director Keith Creagh recent-
ly announced the state will
become an important part-
ner in a collaborative effort to
construct a new sea lamprey
barrier in Manistique on the
Manistique River.
The existing dam, owned
by Manistique Papers, Inc.,
once served as an impedi-
ment to migrating sea lam-
preys and is now more than
100 years old and deteriorat-
ing. Sea lampreys now have
free access to the entire
Manistique River, a huge
watershed covering more
than 3,600 miles.
The new barrier will be
constructed by the U. S.
Army Corps of Engineers and
financed by the Great Lakes
Fishery Commission. The
Corps requires that a stable,
non-federal partner take
ownership of the sea lamprey
barrier and associated struc-
tures. The state will fulfill that
role.
"Collaboration is key to
moving Michigan forward
and this local, state and
federal partnership is a
great example," Governor
Snyder said. "Working
together, we will help to
protect Michigan's pre-
cious water resources from
the damage caused by
invasive species while also
assisting the city of
Manistique with some of
its needs. I appreciate all of
the work that the partners
have done to find creative
solutions to these chal-
lenges."
Sea lamprey numbers in
Lake Michigan have
increased dramatically in
recent years because of
access to the Manistique
River system. Each adult
sea lamprey consumes
more than 40 pounds of fish
during its lifetime. The
Manistique River now pro-
duces the highest number of
sea lamprey of any Lake
Michigan tributary and is
one of the highest producers
in the entire Great Lakes
basin.
"Driven by instinct to
reproduce in the streams of
the watershed where their
larvae grow into ravenous
parasites attacking fish
species like lake trout,
salmon, and whitefish, sea
lamprey relentlessly destroy
these fish and the economy
they support," said Great
Lakes Fishery Commission
Executive Secretary Dr.
Christopher Goddard.
"Vision, determination,
cooperation, and courage
among committed partners
are crucial to successful
transformation of the deteri-
orated dam into a new and
powerful tool in the ongoing
war against sea lamprey."
At an estimated cost of
nearly $750,000 to treat and
kill sea lampreys every two
years in the river, this project
will produce significant cost
savings over time and allow
other critical stream treat-
ments to occur for the con-
trol of sea lamprey.
"Sea lampreys and other
invasive species remain a
serious threat to the ecology
of the Great Lakes and to
local economies," said DNR
Director Creagh. "This part-
nership marks a significant
step forward in addressing
one piece of that problem
and does so in a way that
benefits the local community
and the state. I couldn't be
more pleased."
In addition to Great Lakes
fishery benefits, this project
will also replace an aging
water line critical to the City
of Manistique and upgrade
the city's flood control wall.
Manistique Papers, Inc.
will also benefit from this
work by having much of the
aging dam and associated
infrastructure removed, thus
providing benefits to the
company's operations.
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Network is already underway
with school-created content
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marks the season launch of
MHSAA Football Friday
Overtime on FOX Sports
Detroit, as well as high
school football on Xfinity
with coverage of Detroit Cass
Tech vs. Birmingham Brother
Rice.
Ten new schools have
joined the MHSAA’s School
Broadcasting Program in
cooperation with the
Michigan Interscholastic
Connection. AuGres-Sims,
Charlevoix, Cheboygan,
Ellsworth, Hillman, Indian
River Inland Lakes, Lincoln
Alcona, Onaway, Petoskey
and Rogers City all come
online this fall, representing
the following leagues and
conferences: Big North
Conference, Huron Shores
Conference, Lake Michigan
Conference, North Star
League, Ski Valley
Conference and the Straits
Area Conference. They join
approximately 60 downstate
schools and Calumet from
the Upper Peninsula in the
program, which is in its
fourth year.
Here’s the schedule of
schools planning to cover
week one football games,
which will be available at
MHSAA.tv shortly after each
game’s conclusion:
Gaylord at Cheboygan -
Thursday
Big Rapids Crossroad
Academy at AuGres-Sims –
Friday
Indian River-Inland Lakes
at Onaway – Friday
Rogers City at Lincoln
Alcona – Friday
St. Ignace at Charlevoix –
Friday
Eagle River Northland
Pines (WI) at Calumet
The first sporting event of
the new school year on
MHSAA.tv took place last
week when Greenville played
boys soccer at Cedar Springs.
Schools interested in becom-
ing a part of the School
Broadcast Program should
contact John Johnson at the
MHSAA office.
Beginning this Friday, Aug.
24, and running for 13 weeks
at midnight is MHSAA
Football Friday Overtime on
FOX Sports Detroit. Mickey
York and Rob Rubick return
to host the weekly 30-minute
highlights show.
Then on Saturday, PlayOn!
Sports, an MHSAA Network
television partner, will be at
the Prep Kickoff Classic at
Wayne State University to
cover the Detroit Cass Tech v.
Birmingham Brother Rice
football game. It’s the first of
13 games that will be fea-
tured each week by Xfinity on
various platforms.
Each week’s featured game
will be presented by Xfinity
to viewers on Comcast
Channel 900 on the following
Tuesday at 9:30 p.m., and
again on Saturday at 9 a.m.
The games will be online for
Xfinity subscribers at
Xfinity.com/HighSchoolSpor
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available on the Xfinity on
Demand service. Here’s the
complete football schedule:
Week 1 - Birmingham
Brother Rice v. Detroit Cass
Tech, Aug. 25
Week 2 - Allen Park at
Brownstown Woodhaven,
Aug. 30
Week 3 - Grandville Calvin
Christian v. Grand Rapids
NorthPointe Christian, Sept.
7
Week 4 - Grand Rapids
Northview at Holland, Sept.
14
Week 5 - Dearborn at
Dearborn Fordson, Sept. 21
Week 6 - Holland West
Ottawa at Rockford, Sept. 28
Week 7 - Canton v.
Plymouth, Oct. 5
Week 8 - Riverview at
Grosse Ile, Oct. 12
Week 9 - Lowell at Grand
Rapids Christian, Oct. 19
In addition, one game each
week during the first four
rounds of the MHSAA
Football Playoffs will also be
presented; and three addi-
tional fall events will also be
featured.
Returning for its eighth
season this week is the radio
commentary MHSAA
Perspective, which will air on
over 50 radio stations across
the state, generally during
the local broadcasts of high
school games. The program
runs for 30 weeks through
the end of the winter sports
season. MHSAA Perspective
can also be accessed from
the home page of the MHSAA
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Stations committed to
carry MHSAA Perspective
include WMJZ-FM (101.5) in
Gaylord.
Two local games on MHSAA.tv
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MHSAA’s School Broadcasting Program
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THURSDAY: 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 3 Blessed be
the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and
God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will
be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with
which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5 For just as the sufferings of
Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through
Christ.
FRIDAY: Psalm 91:4-6 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 4 He will cover you with
His pinions, And under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is
a shield and bulwark. 5 You will not be afraid of the terror by night, Or
of the arrow that flies by day; 6 Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
Or of the destruction that lays waste at noon.
SATURDAY: 2 Samuel 22:3 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 3 My God, my rock,
in whom I take refuge, My shield and the horn of my salvation, my
stronghold and my refuge; My savior, You save me from violence.
SUNDAY: Psalm 121:6-8 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 6 The sun will not
smite you by day, Nor the moon by night. 7 The Lord will protect you
from all evil; He will keep your soul. 8 The Lord will guard your going
out and your coming in From this time forth and forever.
MONDAY: 2 Thessalonians 3:1-3 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Finally,
brethren, pray for us that the word of the Lord will spread rapidly and
be glorified, just as it did also with you; 2 and that we will be rescued
from perverse and evil men; for not all have faith. 3 But the Lord is faith-
ful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.
TUESDAY: Psalm 50:15 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 15 Call upon Me in the
day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me.”
WEDNESDAY: Psalm 91:15 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 15 “He will call
upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will res-
cue him and honor him.
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a relative has died how do you deal with the shock and concern and perhaps even fear that rocks your world and
comes in to steal your joy, peace or confidence that everything is ok in your world? How do you hold it together when
bad news and sadness hits and knocks the air out of your sails? Do you have to hold it together? I don’t believe you
do. Jesus said in Matthew 28:11, “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.”
These things happen everyday. Jesus also said in John 16:33, “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.”
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in knowing they had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and they were at that moment with Him and that one
day I will get to see them again.
If a tragedy has come your way and rocked your world, then may I encourage you to seek out the God of all com-
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WANTED: Hunting and Fishing col-
lectibles and decoys. 989-370-0499
APARTMENTS FOR RENT
Efficiency Apartment, $350 month,
utilities included, 989-732-0724
AUTOMOBILES
2000 Chevy Impala. Great MPG. Lots
of miles but a low, low price. Just
$2,699. Petoskey Auto Group,
Nobody Sell For Less 2215 N. US-31,
Petoskey, MI 231-347-6080.
www.petoskeyautogroup.com
AUTOMOBILES
2006 Chevy Impala. V-6 3.9L, air,
cruise, power, keyless entry, 25 MPG.
$995 down. Drive Now Auto Sales,
2215 US Highway 31 N Petoskey, MI
49770. Phone 231-347-3200
2006 Ford Taurus. Cruise, CD, Power.
$399 down. Drive Now Auto Sales,
2215 US Highway 31 N Petoskey, MI
49770. Phone 231-347-3200
2010 Cadillac DTS Luxury Collection.
Gold mist metallic, heated/cooled
leather, sunroof, heated Steering
wheel, parking assist, remote Start,
and much more. Luxury and Save!
$28,950. Dave Kring Chevrolet-
Cadillac, 1861 US 31 North,
Petoskey, MI 231-347-2585.
2010 Ford Fusion SEL. 1 owner in
tuxedo black w/ gray cloth, sunroof,
navigation, bluetooth, climate con-
trol, Steering wheel audio controls &
sharp with lots of chrome. Tent Sale
Priced $ 17,949. Dave Kring
Chevrolet-Cadillac, 1861 US 31
North, Petoskey, MI 231-347-2585.
I BUY CARS! Wrecked or in need of
mechanical repair, 1995 and up.
Gaylord area. 989-732-9362
Rent-to-own vehicles at Tailored
Enterprises in Petoskey. Toll Free
888-774-2264 or 231 347-3332.
www.tailoredenterprises.com. Also,
We have scooters on sale now
BOATS & MARINE
5 HP MARINER by Mercury outboard
motor. Excellent condition. $450,
firm. 231-587-0998
BOAT SHRINKWRAPPING, winterizing
and storage. Parts & Service.
Precision Motor Sports & Marine,
Waters. 989-731-5050
CLASSIC AUTO
1989 JAGUAR VJS CONVERTIBLE.
Like new with only 26,000 actual
miles. Last of the V-12's. Must sell.
$7,900 obo. 989-848-2238.
CASH FOR OLD CARS. Please don't
send to crusher. Michel's Collision &
Restoration 231-348-7066
FOR SALE: 1940 FORD PICKUP. 231-
348-7066
COMPUTERS & OFFICE
COMPUTER GIVING YOU
HEADACHES? Call Dave the
Computer Doc at 989-731-1408 for
in-your-home or business repair, serv-
ice, upgrades, virus and spyware
removal, training.
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FIREWOOD & WOODSTOVE
DREFFS FIREWOOD/HARDWOOD.
Split. Call for details 989-732-5878
or 989-858-6485
Eliminate your heating bills. Outdoor
Wood Furnace from Central Boiler.
Double L Tack 989-733-7651
FIREWOOD B.MOEKE. Order now pay
later, within 30 miles of Boyne City.
231-631-9600 call text or
b_moeke@hotmail.com
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FRESH FOOD & PRODUCE
Marinated 8oz. Ribeye. Bros Bistro. I-
75 Exit 270, Waters
TREAT YOURSELF to Homemade car-
rot Cake & Pies. GOBBLERS of GAY-
LORD. Open 7-9 everyday. 900 S.
Otsego.
FURNITURE
GREAT ROOMS is now wholesaling
mattresses to the public. Prices
begin at $119. 148 W. Main St.
Downtown Gaylord, corner of Main
and N. Court St. www.greatroomsgay-
lord.com. Call 989-748-4849
GARAGE & YARD SALE
EAST JORDAN - Huge Moving Sale.
Large Dynahoe, 8-foot slide in
camper, other big equipment. Silver
coins and much more. 04895 Lois
Lane, East Jordan. From Thursday,
August 23rd through Sunday, August
26th. 9 am to 5 pm each day.
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product. The 2013 Ford Taurus is even more refined for the 2013 model year - with better fuel economy, more
technology, enhanced design, improved craftsmanship and sharpened driving dynamics.
EPA-Certified at Class-Leading 32 MPG
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The 2013 Ford Taurus, the Blue Oval’s technology and
performance flagship sedan, is now certified by the EPA
as the class leader in large sedan city and highway fuel
economy. The Taurus’ new 2.0-liter EcoBoost® four-
cylinder engine is certified at 32 mpg highway – better
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The all-new Taurus demonstrates fuel economy isn’t
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the 2013 model have now been certified at 25 mpg or
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“Ford understands people want fuel-efficient vehicles
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Taurus offers comfort, convenience and technology
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Compared to smaller vehicles, Taurus 2.0-liter bests V6
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been updated for 2013 with twin independent variable
camshaft timing (Ti-VCT), adding 25 horsepower plus 1
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EcoBoost engines are fundamental to Ford’s strategy of
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er-displacement powertrains that deliver exceptional
fuel economy and uncompromised performance for mil-
lions of drivers around the world. The 2013 Taurus
demonstrates to consumers there is no need to trade
power, performance, comfort or convenience to achieve
savings at the gas pump.
Each Taurus powertrain features additional technolo-
gies to help conserve fuel, such as:
- Low-tension front-end accessory drive belt
- Smart battery management
- Aggressive deceleration fuel shutoff
- Variable-displacement air conditioning compressor
- Reduced friction lubricants
- Electric power-assisted steering (EPAS)
All new Taurus models now come with EPAS, helping
improve steering response by rigidly mounting the steer-
ing rack to the subframe. The EPAS system allows for a
high degree of tuning by Ford vehicle dynamics engi-
neers to optimize steering feel, plus it saves fuel and pro-
vides drivers with enhanced feedback.
Additionally, fuel economy in the 2013 Taurus is
enhanced by a class-exclusive Active Grille Shutter
System. Positioned between the grille opening and radia-
tor, the shutters are controlled by the engine’s control
module. Shutter slats automatically open and close to
maintain the ideal operating temperatures and optimize
vehicle aerodynamics.
The 2013 Taurus range is built at Ford’s Chicago
Assembly facility and will begin arriving in dealerships
later this summer.
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STURGEON RIVER ESTATES!
10 acres and river frontage.
Outstanding building site the great views and
privacy plus, just minutes away from Gaylord
$84,000. MLS #276734
FULLY FURNISHED
Like new complete remodel in 1997. Has R.V. park-
ing with electric and water. Also includes 1/4 share
of lakefront lot with dock on Highland Ave. Fur-
nishings too numerous to list....see inventory.
Move in ready with mower, grill, tools, 2 boats, go
kart, scooter, deck furniture and hot tub.
$109,000. MLS #278640
45’ OF SANDY BEACH
All Sports Otsego Lake!! Super Cute log inte-
rior with cathedral ceiling,Great room,huge
deck and fenced area!2 Bedroom 1 Bath 2
Car garage Call today for your preview!!
$149,000. MLS #278223
BE ONE OF THREE
To enjoy these newly remodeled and furnished
lake front cabins. Sugar sand frontage on an
all sports lake. 2 bedrooms, 2 car garage, and
2 boat docks.Carefree maintenance.
$169,000. MLS #269449
TURN-KEY, MOVE-IN READY
Great Value-newly remodeled 3br, 2bath
home w/ 2-car garage on Bass Lake. Gas
fireplace with river rock hearth in the open
floor plan dining room and family room.
Master suite w/ tub and shower, double
sinks, his and her closets.
$209,000. MLS #273345
HOMESITE IN THE LAKE CLUB
of Hidden Valley. Wooded acreage on private
O’Rourke Lake. 200’ frontage gently sloped to
waters edge.
$300,000. MLS #279669
5 BEDROOM, 4 BATH HOME
Exceptional views of the Lakes golf course as well
as Michaywe Lake. Beautiful woodwork including
built in cabinets, antique fireplace surround,dining
room china cabinet. Game room with wet bar. Full
Finished Lower level with Sauna, Hot Tub and Bar
Area. Over 4400 Sq Ft of Finished living space.
$339,500. MLS #277945
UNBELIEVABLE PRICE
Designer home in Deer Lake Woods. Top line
everything from the efficient mechanical systems
to the custom stained Oak floors, windows and
cabinetry. Marble and Granite touches through-
out. Viking professional gas range and refrigera-
tor. Butler pantry with thermador warming drawer.
$495,000. MLS #275682
GARAGE & YARD SALE
GARAGE SALE Fundraiser Sept. 1,
8am-3pm at the St. Mary Storage
building, Gaylord. Proceeds help pay
for a new roof on the storage build-
ing. Gently used items will be accept-
ed for donation Thursday, Aug. 30
and Friday, Aug. 31 from 9am - Noon.
No clothing please. Info call Frank
Jasinski, 989-370-2066.
GET RID OF YOUR JUNK, make
money! Junque in the Trunk, Grayling
Promotional Association's community
garage sale, Saturday, September
1st, 10am to 3pm, Grayling MiniMall.
Reserve space now $15. Held inside
if it rains. Treasures Galore!
Information call Linda 989-348-9419
MULTI FAMILY ESTATE SALE. Aug. 31
& Sept. 1, 8am-4pm. 338 Thumm
Road, Gaylord. Liquidation of house-
hold items, hunting, fishing, yard
tools, antiques, knick knacks and
much more.
GUNS
Cash for Rifles & Shotguns. Also want
old fishing tackle. 989-390-1529
GUN SHOW, Sept. 1. 10am - 4pm at
Steiner Museum, 2 miles North of
Fairview on M-33. Free admission.
Buy, Sell, Trade. Table rent, $15. Call
Tammy Emig to reserve your table.
989-848-5320.
GUNS - GUNS - GUNS. Buy, sell, trade.
Come to the Steiner Museum Gun
Show. Sept. 1, 10am - 4pm. Fairview,
MI. Free to the public. PH. 989-848-
2238
One Day CONCEALED PISTOL
LICENSE class, Sept. 22 at Frontier
Ways. 231-258-4817 or
Frontierways.com.
RIFLES & HANDGUNS for sale.
Private seller. therockgaylord@hot-
mail.com. 989-370-9070.
HELP WANTED
Advertising Sales – Boyne City – Part
Time Salesperson. The best candi-
date will be friendly and enjoy helping
local businesses create print adver-
tising to help them reach consumers
throughout Northern Michigan with
our newspapers and associated
products. Work your own schedule.
Good commission rate. Must have
computer, Internet access and
dependable transportation. E-mail
info to Dave at
Office@CharlevoixCountyNews.com.
Advertising Sales – Charlevoix – Part
Time Salesperson. The best candi-
date will be friendly and enjoy helping
local businesses create print adver-
tising to help them reach consumers
throughout Northern Michigan with
our newspapers and associated
products. Work your own schedule.
Good commission rate. Must have
computer, Internet access and
dependable transportation. E-mail
info to Dave at
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Advertising Sales – Cheboygan – Part
Time Salesperson. The best candi-
date will be friendly and enjoy helping
local businesses create print adver-
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throughout Northern Michigan with
our newspapers and associated
products. Work your own schedule.
Good commission rate. Must have
computer, Internet access and
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resume to Office@WeeklyChoice.com
Advertising Sales – Gaylord – Full
Time or Part Time Salesperson. The
best candidate will be friendly and
enjoy helping local businesses create
print advertising to help them reach
consumers throughout Northern
Michigan with our newspapers and
associated products. Work your own
schedule. Good commission rate.
Must have computer, Internet access
and dependable transportation. E-
mail resume to
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HELP WANTED
Advertising Sales – Grayling – Part
Time Salesperson. The best candi-
date will be friendly and enjoy helping
local businesses create print adver-
tising to help them reach consumers
throughout Northern Michigan with
our newspapers and associated
products. Work your own schedule.
Good commission rate. Must have
computer, Internet access and
dependable transportation. E-mail
resume to Office@WeeklyChoice.com
Feature Writer – Grayling/Lewiston/
Mio – Report positive news and write
feature stories. Experienced writer
and photographer a plus. Must have
Digital camera, computer and posi-
tive outlook. E-mail info and samples
to Dave at
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FULL TIME Auto & Truck Salesperson.
Retail sales experience is helpful and
preferred but we will consider train-
ing the right candidate. Must be hon-
est, hardworking, outgoing, punctual
and dependable. Must have current,
unrestricted Michigan driver's
license. Includes benefits. Apply in
person. Scheer Motors Chevy, Buick,
Chrysler, Dodge, Ram & Jeep.
Industrial Maintenance - Grayling.
Wood window component manufac-
turer seeks a generalist for its main-
tenance team. Requires HS/GED,
documented work history, drug
screen, & related training/experience
with welding, electrical systems,
hydraulics, and industrial equipment
troubleshooting and repair. Steam
systems experience helpful. Apply at:
www.springswindowfashions.com or
at nearest Michigan Works office.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
News Reporter – Boyne City – Attend
and report on local governmental
meetings, school board and local
news reporting. Experienced writer
and photographer a plus. Must have
Digital camera and computer. E-mail
info and samples to Dave at
Office@CharlevoixCountyNews.com.
News Reporter – Boyne Falls –
Attend and report on local govern-
mental meetings, school board and
local news reporting. Experienced
writer and photographer a plus. Must
have Digital camera and computer. E-
mail info and samples to Dave at
Office@CharlevoixCountyNews.com.
News Reporter – Charlevoix – Attend
and report on local governmental
meetings, school board and local
news reporting. Experienced writer
and photographer a plus. Must have
Digital camera and computer. E-mail
info and samples to Dave at
Office@CharlevoixCountyNews.com.
News Reporter – East Jordan –
Attend and report on local govern-
mental meetings, school board and
local news reporting. Experienced
writer and photographer a plus. Must
have Digital camera and computer. E-
mail info and samples to Dave at
Office@CharlevoixCountyNews.com.
News Reporter – Ellsworth – Attend
and report on local governmental
meetings, school board and local
news reporting. Experienced writer
and photographer a plus. Must have
Digital camera and computer. E-mail
info and samples to Dave at
Office@CharlevoixCountyNews.com.
No Parties, selling or delivering. Set
your own schedule! Get the details at
www.yourlifeisyourchoices.com
Sports Writer – Gaylord area – Sports
Reporter to cover local sports.
Independent Contractor position
requires experienced writer and pho-
tographer. Must have Digital SLR
camera, computer and love sports. E-
mail info and samples to Dave at
Office@WeeklyChoice.com.
Sports Writer – Grayling area –
Sports Reporter to cover local sports.
Independent Contractor position
requires experienced writer and pho-
tographer. Must have Digital SLR
camera, computer and love sports. E-
mail info and samples to Dave at
Office@WeeklyChoice.com.
HELP WANTED
Sports Writer – Petoskey/Cheboygan
area – Sports Reporter to cover local
sports. Independent Contractor posi-
tion requires experienced writer and
photographer. Must have Digital SLR
camera, computer and love sports. E-
mail info and samples to Dave at
Office@WeeklyChoice.com.
HOMES FOR RENT
FOR RENT: 3 Bedroom home in coun-
try. $600 month plus utilities. Phone
231-525-8541
QUALITY 2 STORY HOME in Gaylord. 4
bedrooms, 2 baths, finished base-
ment, A/C, 2 1/2 car garage, fenced
yard. $1,095 per month plus utilities
and security deposit. 989-350-5080.
HOMES FOR SALE
NORTHLAND HOMES – We sell
Energy Star homes. Give us a call for
an appointment. 989-370-6058
HOUSEHOLD
GERTA'S DRAPERIES: Everything in
Window Treatments Free estimates
and in home appointments.
Established 1958. Call 989-732-
3340 or visit our showroom at 2281
South Otsego Ave., Gaylord.
LEATHER RECLINER, good condition.
$50. Gas Dryer, Excellent condition,
$50. 231-587-0998
MANUFACTURED HOMES
3 BED, 2 Bath mobile homes for rent
or sale on contract. Vanderbilt &
Alpena. 989-354-6867
For Rent or Sale on Contract. 3
Bedroom Manufactured home. $500
down, $500 month. Gaylord area
MSHDA approved 888-634-3463
NEW & REPOS: Double-Wides, 16's,
14's. Take anything on trade.
Financing available. A complete line
of parts. www.michiganeast-
sidesales.net. 888-634-3463
MISCELLANEOUS
200 12X12X3.5 Decorative glass
blocks. $1.50 each. 989-786-4595
5 HP AIR COMPRESSOR, $150. 989-
348-2860
Anger Monuments & Markers. Senior
Discounts Available. email anger-
monuments@yahoo.com. 231-587-
8433. Mancelona. In home appoint-
ments available.
Famous Turkey meals and more.
GOBBLERS of GAYLORD. Open 7-9
everyday. 900 S. Otsego.
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All funds are based in US dollars.
800 numbers may or may not reach
Canada.
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with the airlines at campuses coast
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MARQUARDT SKYWAY Trans $500
Hiring Bonus! CDL Class A Drivers.
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years driving experience required.
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4949, www.marquardttrans.com
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Road, Houston, Texas 77099. Train
for a new career. Underwater welder.
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Inspector. Job placement assistance
and financial aid available for those
who qualify. 800-321-0298.
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other oil & gas interests. Send details
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DOG TRAX GROOMING. Downtown
Gaylord, 220 Michigan Ave. Call for
your appointment today, 989-705-
TRAX (8729)
Pampered Pooch Dog Grooming.
Experienced groomers, $5 nail trims
every day. Jill and Maureen, 203 W.
Mitchell Petoskey next to the UPS
store. Call 231 347-1088.
RECREATIONAL VEHICLES
$500 FREE GAS. Pre-Labor day Sale
August 23 – 26. Save up to $20,000
on Select Fifth Wheels PLUS Get
$500 free gas. Or Save thousands of
dollars on new travel trailers and get
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RV World, 277 Expressway Court,
Gaylord. Phone: 989-448-8700
1992 Wilderness 25’ Fifth Wheel.
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International RV World, 277
Expressway Court, Gaylord. Phone:
989-448-8700
1998 Mallard 25’ Fifth Wheel. Model
255. Bunkhouse, Looks like it new.
Great Value. Just $5,900.
International RV World, 277
Expressway Court, Gaylord. Phone:
989-448-8700
2001 Carriage 37’ Fifth Wheel.
Model 3746. 3 slide-outs, Corian
counter, Excellent condition.
$21,900. International RV World,
277 Expressway Court, Gaylord.
Phone: 989-448-8700
2002 KEYSTONE 24 1/2 foot Travel
Trailer. Rarely used, like new.
Reduced to $5,000. 231-330-1896
2002 Viking Pop-up Camper. Plenty
of sleeping area. Family camping at a
low, low cost. Just $3,899.
International RV World, 277
Expressway Court, Gaylord. Phone:
989-448-8700
2010 Passport Ultra Lite by
Keystone. 24’ Travel Trailer, Model
245rb. Power awning, slide-out,
cover, custom memory foam mat-
tress. Real nice! $13,900.
International RV World, 277
Expressway Court, Gaylord. Phone:
989-448-8700
RECREATIONAL VEHICLES
New 2013 Alpine 3495FL 35’ Fifth
Wheel. New floor plan from Alpine by
Keystone RV. This model features 5
slide outs and a unique raised front
living room with a fold-out bed, the-
ater style seating recliners and a fire-
place. The kitchen is large with top of
the line counter tops. The bathroom
features an enormous bath layout
with a private stool area. And the
bedroom consists of a king-sized
bed, flat-screen TV and a lot of stor-
age. MSRP - $80,513. Sale Price -
$59,995. Save $20,518.
International RV World, 277 N
Expressway Court, Gaylord, 989-448-
8700
Used 2006 Rockwood 30’ Travel
Trailer. Front kitchen, super slide.
$11,995. Petoskey RV, 2215 US
Highway 31 N Petoskey, MI 49770.
Phone 231-347-3200
SERVICES
DJ/KARAOKE SERVICE available for
weddings, clubs or parties.
References and information at
www.larryentertainment.com. 989-
732-3933
EFFICIENT HEATING AND COOLING.
Furnaces, Air Conditioning, Sales and
Service. Quality Workmanship 989-
350-1857
FRED'S TV & APPLIANCE SERVICE. 33
years experience. In home service.
989-732-1403
SPORTING GOODS
RIFLES & HANDGUNS for sale.
Private seller. therockgaylord@hot-
mail.com. 989-370-9070.
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By Jim Akans
If you love to golf…”home, sweet, home”
isn’t likely to get any better than this!
Situated on a gorgeous lot in Michaywe’
nestled right up to the 12th fairway of the
Michaywe’ Pines Golf Course, this captivat-
ing contemporary style home offers a gor-
geous, well appointed design. The beautiful
home features three bedrooms and three
baths, with approximately 2,500 square feet
of living area on the upper two levels plus a
huge full basement comprising approxi-
mately 1,800 square feet of additional space.
In addition to fabulous outdoor views of
the Michaywe’ Pine course, this home has an
outstanding list of interior amenities. Those
include an breathtaking central living area
with cathedral ceiling and skylights, custom
fireplace with built-in cabinetry on each
side, and a “wall of windows” framing the
outdoor setting. The adjoining kitchen and
dining area is highlighted by hardwood
flooring in the kitchen, ample custom wood
cabinetry and spacious center island with
tile countertop, plus a doorwall in the dining
area leading to the inviting outdoor brick
paver patio. The home also has central air
conditioning, a central security system and a
bar area that is rough-plumbed to accom-
modate a bar refrigerator.
And to make life even better, this home is
located in the wonderful resort-style com-
munity of Michaywe’. Michaywe residents
can enjoy a full clubhouse with indoor and
outdoor pools, sauna, hot tub, outdoor ten-
nis courts, cross country skiing and the out-
standing Michaywe’ Inn the Woods
Restaurant.
This extraordinary home on the 12th fair-
way of the Michaywe Pines Golf Course is
listed at just $299,000 - Call Dale J. Smith at
Smith Realty Group today for a private
showing at (989) 732-2477 or email
Dale@DaleJSmith.com
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Office: 989-732-1707 Toll Free: 800-828-9372
1738 S. Otsego Ave., P.O. Box 641 Gaylord, MI 49735
LEVEL
2.5 ACRE
PARCEL
with good
mix of trees,
paved road
access, elec-
tric adjacent
and state
land across
road.
$17,900.
MLS #280761
NEWER PRICE REDUCTION!
Newer Huge HUD home with 4 Beds, 2 Baths in Guthrie
Lakes. Nearly 2,000 Square Feet Living Space. Large Master
Suite, Fireplace and Family Room. Some TLC Required. Guthrie
Lakes Offers Deeded Access to 2 Lakes, Clubhouse and Heated
Pool. $43,927. MLS #275830
COUNTRY QUIET
3 Bed, 2 Bath Ranch on Big Lot East of Gaylord.Attached 2 1/2
Car Garage and Full Basement with Unique Room for the
Creative Side (workshop, painting, exercise, etc.) New Carpet
and Paint. Peaceful Country Sub not far from Gaylord.
$89,900. MLS #280904
$20K PRICE
DROP!
Charming Year Long or
Vacation Home in
Canada Creek. 3 Beds, 2
1/2 Baths. Cedar Sided
Inside. Low Maint Vinyl
Siding Outside.Walk
Out Basement, Gas
Fireplace, Roomy Deck,
Attached 2 1/2 Car
Garage plus Additional
Garage for Storage-Toys. Newer Well-Septic System. Enjoy All that
Canada Creek has to Offer Including 13,500 Acres for Hunting-
Fishing, 5 Lakes, 2 Blue Ribbon Trout Streams,Archery and Gun
Ranges. $149,000. MLS #276951
GREAT
UP
NORTH
GET-
AWAY
Quaint Log
Cabin on
the Lake.
Charming
Inside and
Out with
nearly 100
Feet of
Frontage on Arrowhead Lake.Turn Key and Completely Furnished.
$54,500. MLS #277807
GORGEOUS
CUSTOM
FULL LOG
HOME
Deep in the
Woods. Stone
Perma Log
Fireplace. Huge
Deck Out Front.
Loft Balcony Out
Back. Jet Tub.
Full Basement,
Steel Roof, and
Full Log Garage with Rear Door. Backs Up to 1000s of Acres of
State Land. $199,000. MLS #276669
Nice – Well Maintained
Rentals Available
2 and 3 bedrooms
Call
989-732-1707
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INVENTORY
SELLING!
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A SQUARE
160 ACRES
with Trees, Hills,
Trails,Water,
Grazing Land,A
Pole Building
and a Gorgeous
2 Story Country
Home. Need I
Say More? Okay,
How About 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Master Suite, Hardwood
Floors, Fireplace,Woodburner, Zoned Radiant Heat, Full
Walkout Basement, Huge Deck on One Side of Home, Covered
Wrapped Around Deck on Two Other Sides, Huge Pole Bldg
with 14 Foot Doors for RV Storage. $758,000.
MLS #272584
Featured Home
On the Market
Finding the
Right Home
Compliments of Ed Wohlfiel
Making Pre-Purchase Decisions
Part 1 of 4
Just because you may feel restricted by
price ranges, especially if this is your first or
second home purchase, don't let anybody
tell you that you can't afford to be choosy
when looking for a home to buy! You are
unique. You have desires and needs, hopes
and dreams for your new home that are dif-
ferent from your parent's, friend's or
coworker's. Define these home buying
parameters and writing them down.
Location & Neighborhood
Suburbs or Country.
Pros: Generally less expensive. Often
newer. Tract homes are conforming. More
home for the money.
Cons: More time in traffic if driving to
town for work. Further away from entertain-
ment options cities offer.
Urban.
Pros: Closer to many employers. Walking
distance to theaters, restaurants, schools.
Many period homes offer more distinctive-
ness in styles.
Cons: Often noisier. Higher crime rates.
More expensive.
Busy Streets.
Pros: Often homes on streets with more
traffic are thousands of dollars cheaper. If
noise doesn't bother you, don't pass up
homes on busy streets. Drive by at different
times of the day / week to ascertain noise
levels.
Cons: These types of homes will always
sell for less than others in the same area. If
bedrooms are located near the front of the
home, sleep may be disturbed.
Cul de sac.
Pros: Number one choice of buyers with
children.
Cons: Less privacy, neighbors know more
about you.
Corner lots.
Pros: Often larger lots. Fewer neighbors.
More visibility.
Cons: More traffic noise. More vulnerable
to vehicles jumping the curb. Kids might
trespass at the corner. More sidewalk to
shovel in winter.
1725 Saw Grass Court, Gaylord
Contact; Dale J. Smith, Smith Realty Group, Gaylord, (989) 732-2477
Real Estate
Contemporary style Michaywe’
home on 12th fairway
CLASSIFIEDS
EMAIL: classifieds@weeklychoice.com | ORDER ONLINE: www.weeklychoice.com CALL: 989.732.8160
STORAGE
APS Mini-Warehouse of Gaylord has
5x10 units available for just $30 a
month. No long term contract neces-
sary. In town, safe storage. Larger
units also available. Call 989-732-
8160.
BUCK PATH Mini Warehouses start-
ing at $15 month. 989-732-2721 or
989-370-6058
Heated or Cold storage available for
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, 989-
732-0724
SUV
2003 Ford Escape XLS. 6 cyl. As low
as $199 month. Petoskey Auto
Group, Nobody Sell For Less 2215 N.
US-31, Petoskey, MI 231-347-6080.
www.petoskeyautogroup.com
SUV
2006 Ford Expedition, Eddie Bauer
pkg. 8 cyl, 4x4, Real black beauty,
extra clean. As low as $249 month.
Petoskey Auto Group, Nobody Sell For
Less 2215 N. US-31, Petoskey, MI
231-347-6080. www.petoskeyauto-
group.com
2007 JEEP COMPASS 4x4, Auto, Less
than 42,000 miles, $12,500 obo.
Call 989-732-7438
TRAILERS
New 6x12 Cargo Trailer by Royal
Cargo. Ramp door in back, side door
entrance. Retail - $3,599. Sale Price
- $2,395. Petoskey RV, 2215 US
Highway 31 N Petoskey, MI 49770.
Phone 231-347-3200
TRUCKS
1997 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4. Extended
cab, Leer fiberglass topper, tow pkg,
only 93,000 miles. Just $6,900.
Petoskey Auto Group, Nobody Sell For
Less 2215 N. US-31, Petoskey, MI
231-347-6080. www.petoskeyauto-
group.com
2003 Chevy S-10 4x4, extended cab,
auto, tow pkg, air, cruise, tonneau
cover. As low as $199 month.
Petoskey Auto Group, Nobody Sell For
Less 2215 N. US-31, Petoskey, MI
231-347-6080. www.petoskeyauto-
group.com
2003 Chevy S-10 4x4, extended cab,
auto, tow pkg, air, cruise, tonneau
cover. As low as $199 month.
Petoskey Auto Group, Nobody Sell For
Less 2215 N. US-31, Petoskey, MI
231-347-6080. www.petoskeyauto-
group.com
TRUCKS
2011 Chevy Avalanche 4x4. Inferno
Orange will just about all you can
order on it. Low miles 1 owner! Own a
one of a kind. Super clean in and out.
Come see it today. Great Deal
$36,949. Dave Kring Chevrolet-
Cadillac, 1861 US 31 North,
Petoskey, MI 231-347-2585.
VANS
2006 Chrysler Town & Country.
Gassss saverrrr!!! 25 MPG Hwy. New
In Stock! Lots of features and room
for 7 and cargo. Power side doors.
Very nice ride and a great low price!
$6,995. Dave Kring Chevrolet-
Cadillac, 1861 US 31 North,
Petoskey, MI 231-347-2585.
VANS
2006 Ford Freestar Cargo Van. CD,
Cruise, 199,000 miles. Just $2,995.
Drive Now Auto Sales, 2215 US
Highway 31 N Petoskey, MI 49770.
Phone 231-347-3200
2006 Pontiac Montana SV6. SPE-
CIALLY Tent PRICED! SAVE $1,000
this week! Plus its gets 25 MPG
Hwy!!! 3 Rows of seating. Great safe-
ty features for your Passengers. Take
it for a drive! A real Tent Deal!
$9,995. Dave Kring Chevrolet-
Cadillac, 1861 US 31 North,
Petoskey, MI 231-347-2585.
WANTED
ICE CREAM Parlor is open.
Reasonable prices. GOBBLERS of
GAYLORD. Open 7-9 everyday. 900 S.
Otsego.
WANTED
EAT HEALTHY. No deep fryers. Bros
Bistro. I-75 Exit 270, Waters
Wanted: Baseball, Football,
Basketball and Hockey cards. Before
1972. 231-373-0842
Wanted: FIELDSTONE/ROCKS. Free
for my garden. Will pick up. 989-786-
9059
Wanted: OUTBOARD MOTORS, any
size, running or not. Also selling
Outboard Motors. Call 231-546-
6000
Wanted: Used Cooking Oil. We will
recycle those large containers of
used cooking oil from your deep fryer.
Maxx Garage. 989-732-4789
Wanted: Used motor oil.
Transmission oil and hydraulic oil.
Maxx Garage. 989-732-4789

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