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Inland Lakes gets by Mancelona to remain
tied for second in Ski Valley Conference
By Amanda Monthei
fumbles and big players on
the sidelines were familiar
obstacles for both Inland
Lakes and Mancelona before
and during their Ski-Valley
matchup last Friday night.
With both teams coming
into the contest 3-1, it was
also the most evenly
matched game either had
seen yet this season.
However, with both teams
lacking big players due to
injuries and illnesses, the
decisive Ski Valley meeting
would be just a bit more of a
struggle than both teams had
Mancelona mistakes, Inland
Lakes managed to come out
on top in its closest game yet
this season, defeating the
Ironmen 18-14.
“We made some mistakes
and they did too but we capitalized on them,” Inland
Lakes head coach Stan
Schramm said. “I feel really
good about this win and so
do the kids. They lost a little
bit of their mojo against a
very good football team last
week (St. Ignace), and they
got it back (on Friday).”
However, as mentioned
prior, the win wasn’t without
some adversity.
The Bulldogs had been
plagued by injuries in the
week prior to their contest
with Mancelona, losing starting senior safety and tight
end Jake Brendly — who suffered a dislocated shoulder
against St. Ignace two weeks

ago and is out for the season
— as well as another two-way
starter Mark Haner.
“We had to bring out a
couple sophomores — Nate
Lemon and Colten Bunker,”
Schramm said. “We threw
them right in the fire on
Wednesday and they started
for us, Colten at tight end and
corner and Nick at defensive
“Don’t get me wrong, losing Jake and Mark are big
voids to fill, but I thought
(Nick and Colten) did a nice
job for us.”
Mancelona — now 3-2 on
the season — had similar
issues at hand, with an
Nielson) and an ill quarterback
VanWagoner) on Friday
The resulting lack of offensive flow from moving players around to unfamiliar
positions — as well as four
fumbles and the few times
they were unable to thwart
“Flightman” Flowers — combined to spell trouble for the
“We had our chances but
we fumbled the ball away
four times,” Mancelona head
coach Dan Derrer said. “We
moved the ball down the field
in the fourth quarter and had
the chance to take the lead
but we fumbled the ball.
Instead of taking the lead, we
turned the ball over.
“But give Inland Lakes
credit — on their last scoring
drive (after the turnover) we
had them fourth-and-13 and

Inland Lakes' Daniel Flowers flies past defenders en-route to a first down on Friday night against Mancelona. Inland Lakes went on
to beat Mancy 18-14.
they made the play.”
Inland Lakes capitalized
first on a powerful, 52-yard
Flowers touchdown with
about three and a half minutes left in the first half.
Flowers went on to accumulate 175 yards on 20 carries
for the Bulldogs, which as a
group accrued 261 yards on
the ground.
Inland Lakes passing

game, however, was of particular significance on Friday
night, as junior quarterback
Ethan Jankoviak had one of
his first noteworthy performances as the Bulldog’s quarterback.
“Jankoviak was three for
eight, throwing for 78 yards
— with all three completions
to Garret Key,” Schramm
said. “A couple of those completions were big ones, so
that’s nice to see from our
With the overwhelming
success of Inland Lakes’
rushing game behind the 12-3 punch of Flowers, Key
Jankoviak’s passing game had
been largely shadowed prior
to Friday night.
“It was a confidence
builder for him,” Schramm
said of Jankoviak, who also
added a three-yard touchdown drive on Friday night

for the Bulldogs. “That will
add a little more to our
attack, where we can go to
him when we feel the need
For Inland Lakes, Key
added 45 yards on the
ground with eight carries,
while Howery contributed a
five-yard touchdown run to
keep the Bulldogs just ahead
of the Ironmen for the duration of the game.
And despite the loss,
Mancelona’s Derrer was most
pleased with his team’s ability to keep Inland Lakes’
Flowers under wraps for a
majority of the game.
“We knew going in that we
had to contain Flowers
because he can break one on
any play,” Derrer said. “I
thought we did a really good
job of being physical with
him and keeping him bottled
up for the most part.
“What hurt is that we lost

contain on him and he
ripped one right before halftime to give them the lead
and we ended up playing
from behind the rest of the
Mancelona’s senior halfback Chase Wilcox turned in
another strong performance,
amassing 155 yards of real
estate with a 65-yard touchdown on his stat line.
Wilcox’s weaving TD run
trimmed Inland Lakes’ lead
to 12-6 early in the third
quarter before VanWagoner
found junior Tyler Fults in
the corner of the end zone for
a conversion to make it a 128 game.
After the Bulldogs scored
with 1:50 left in the fourth
quarter to push their lead to
18-8, the visiting Ironmen
rallied to score one final
VanWagoner found a seam

Week 5:
Petoskey 49, Cheboygan 7
T.C. Central 18, Gaylord 7*
Onaway 8, Gaylord St. Mary 6*
Grayling 51, Kingsley 35*
Inland Lakes 18, Mancelona 14*
St. Ignace 28, Johannesburg-Lewiston 0*
Hillman 39, Mio 32
Forest Area 40, Pellston 8*

Wilcox: Mancelona's Chase Wilcox drives the ball past Inland Lakes defenders during a Ski Valley matchup
on Friday. Wilcox went on to grab 155 yards of rushing while also turning in a 65-yard touchdown run.

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Cheboygan (1-4) at Alpena (2-3)
Gaylord (4-1) at Cadillac (5-0)*
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Grayling (3-2, 1-1) at T.C. St. Francis (3-2, 2-1)*#
Inland Lakes (4-1) at Pellston (0-5)*
Onaway (2-3) at Johannesburg-Lewiston (4-1)*
St. Ignace (5-0) at Mancelona (3-2)*
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Petoskey (4-1) at T.C. Central (4-1)*
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Blue Devils lose for first time
T.C. Central wins with suffocating defense; next up for Gaylord is road game with unbeaten Cadillac
By Mike Dunn
GAYLORD – Sometime you
just have to give credit where
it’s due. The Traverse City
Central Trojans came to
Gaylord on Friday to take on
an unbeaten and fired-up
Blue Devil squad in a game
rife with league and playoff
implications for both sides.
The Trojans, who were coming off a lopsided loss to
Detroit Catholic and were
because of disciplinary suspensions to two starters,
came in and played a whale
of a game.
The visitors held the explosive Gaylord offense without
a score in the contest to forge
a path to a hard-fought 18-7
triumph before a packed
house on a beautiful fall
Gaylord fell to 1-4 overall
and 1-1 in the Big North with
the defeat. Central improved
to 4-1 and 2-0 with a big
home game this Friday at
Thirlby Field against a very
good Petoskey team.
“They’re tough and physical just like we thought they’d
be,” said Gaylord Coach Will
Cleaver of the Trojans. “We
moved the ball effectively
early in the game but we
made some mistakes that
hurt us. We got down to the
12-yard line and lost the ball
and that’s something you
can’t afford to do against a
good team.”
Gaylord took an early lead
when opportunistic Collin
Watters streamed past his
blocker like he was propelled
from a fire hose and poured it
on to outrace the Central
punter to the end zone and
fall on a muffed punt attempt
for a sudden Gaylord score.
Watters’ hustling specialteams touchdown combined
with Ben Fry’s point-after
kick made it a 7-0 game with
1:42 left in the first quarter.
behind the accurate passing

of QB Sean Williams,
responded with a scoring
drive of their own capped by
Joe Schepperly’s 15-yard
burst through the middle on
a designed trap to trim the
Gaylord lead to 7-6.
Central forged a lead it
would not relinquish later in
the second quarter when
Williams, who was often
forced to move his feet and
scramble in the pocket from
the fierce Blue Devil pressure, found Bronson Wood
for a 17-yard TD to make it
The defense for both sides
cranked up the handle on the
intensity meter in the second
half and did a good job of
keeping the other team out of
its rhythm. Senior Sam
Rinke, the Blue Devils’ stealth
assassin in the secondary,
thwarted one Central drive
with an interception and 8yard return.
Cleaver was also very
pleased with the way junior
inside linebacker “Jungle” Joe
Miller sought out enemy ball
carriers like a hungry predator with the scent of dinner in
his nostrils. Miller participated in a whopping 18 tackles
in the game.
The Trojan defense was
also giving Gaylord fits as the
Blue Devils sought to come
from behind. Neither junior
Lance Chapman, who started
behind center, or senior
Steven Fitzek, who returned
to the gridiron for the first
time since being sidelined
partway through the weekthree win at Standish
Sterling, could get anything
going through the air against
the swarming, suffocating
Central defense.
Without being able to
move the ball via the airway,
the Trojan defense was able
to load the box and keep the
Blue Devils’ explosive backfield from breaking any long
ones. It turned out to be a
frustrating night offensively
for Gaylord.

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Gaylord QB Steven Fitzek finds some room on a keeper to pick up some of his 26 rushing yards against Central. (PHOTO BY DAVE BARAGREY)
The Trojans finally sealed
the win with a fourth-quarter
TD to push the lead to 18-7.
On this night for the Blue
Devils, it proved to be too
much of a deficit to overcome.
Gaylord recorded just 125
net yards in offense in the
game. Senior Cotton Neff, the
jiggling jet of the Devils’
backfield, generated some
positive yardage but was corralled time after time by a sea
of white-and-black jerseys.
He was limited to 47 yards on
nine tries. Fitzek carried the
ball five times for 26 yards,
mostly on scrambles out of
the pocket.
Shane Foster was limited to 5
yards rushing and senior
Tristan Gregory turned on
the juice to gain 41 yards on
three tries, including a 20yard sweep around end for
the Blue Devils’ longest play
of the night.
Chapman and Fitzek combined to hit on just 2-of-12
aerials for 8 yards on a night
when defense dominated.
The road doesn’t get easier
for the Blue Devils, who travel to Cadillac this Friday, Oct.
3, to take on undefeated
Cadillac. The speedy, highpowered Vikings of Coach
Jim Webb are coming off a
55-14 rout of host Ogemaw
Heights. They have outscored
their opponents 212-69
through five games, averag-

Senior Tristan Gregory sweeps around end behind the lead blocking of Shane Foster
(44) during Friday’s game. (PHOTO BY DAVE BARAGREY)
ing 42.4 points per game and
allowing 13.8 points.
“We have to play mistakefree
Cadillac,” Cleaver said.
“They’re well-disciplined and
well-coached and they have a
high-powered offense. Their
quarterback is a very effective runner and he’s also very
impressive throwing the ball.
He does a real good job of
going through his read progressions and finding the

open receive.”
Cleaver said the big task
defensively is to contain the
quarterback and to keep him
from making explosive plays
on the ground or through the
The Blue Devils must find
ways to move the ball effectively and reach the end
“We have to be able to
throw the ball more effectively to beat Cadillac or anyone

else we play the rest of the
season,” Cleaver said. “We
have to quit making mistakes
offensively, whether it’s mental mistakes or penalties or
turnovers, and at some point
we have to create explosive
plays of our own. We can’t
just grind it out and expect to
Cadillac owns a 15-13 edge
in the all-time series between
the teams. The Vikings have
won the past five meetings.




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Petoskey Running Backs run for almost
400 yards against Cheboygan
By Amanda Monthei
PETOSKEY - It was a bit of
a one-sided affair on Friday
night at Petoskey’s Curtis
In a 49-7 sweep of
Cheboygan, the Northmen
dominated in rushing, while
just two players turned in six
of Petoskey’s seven touchdowns. Those two players —
Garret Lundteigan and Brent
Murray — certainly stole the
show on Friday night.
Murray gave Petoskey a
momentous start if there
ever was one, driving for 54
yards on the opening handoff
to give the Northmen their
first touchdown of the night.
Lundteigan took his first
turn for the Northmen later

in the first quarter, bringing
in an eight-yard run to make
it 13-0 in Petoskey’s favor.
Lundteigan rounded out the
first half scoring with a 80yard touchdown run off a
handoff, which after a successful two-point conversion
from Petoskey QB Evan
Whitmore to Jared Byers,
made the score 21-0 going
into halftime.
Finding some steam out of
the locker room, Cheboygan’s
Liam McNeil turned in a
three-yard run half-way
through the third quarter.
And then the floodgates
Petoskey ripped past the
Chief’s offense as Lundteigan
notched another long touchdown drive — this time 34-

Petoskey's Garret Lundteigan and Luke Schrage work together to bring down Cheboygan's Austin Sidelinger last
Friday night. Petoskey went on to win the non-conference matchup 49-7.

Petoskey's Brent Murray blasts through the Cheboygan
defensive line for one of his two long touchdown runs.

yards — before his teammate
Luke Schrage forced a
Cheboygan fumble, driving it
in 20 yards to make the score
Before the scoring could be
over, Murray took a few more
opportunities to diversify his
line on the stat sheet, running one in for five yards in
the fourth quarter before
wrapping things up in style
with a 79-yard run just minutes before the end of the
Lundteigan led the way for
the Northmen — who are
now 4-1 overall — with 197
yards on 10 carries for the
night. Murray added seven
carries for 146 yards, while
Zach Boucher — who led the

Northmen against Traverse
City West a week prior with
over 200 yards — turned in 45
yards on 13 carries for the
effort was led by McNeil, who
logged 71 yards on 11 carries
for the Chiefs. Fullback DJ
Sayers added 59 yards on 13
Sidelinger managed 43 yards
on the ground on 12 carries.
The Chiefs combined for 213
rushing yards, while quarterback Zack Socha was six for
10 in passing, with 51 yards
of completions and one
On the defensive side of
things, the Chiefs were led by
McNeil with eight tackles,

while Socha had five and
both Sayers and Sidelinger
added four a piece.
Mitchell had a breakout performance for his first year
ever playing football, contributing four tackles, one
sack and one punt block for
the Northmen defense. Jared

Byers, Kevin Green and
Philip Schaub also added
seven tackles a piece, while
Alex Ewing came through
with two tackles and an
Up next for Petoskey is
Traverse City Central, while
Cheboygan travels to Alpena
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Onaway edges visiting Snowbirds
Cardinals celebrate homecoming with narrow 8-6 win in smashing game dominated by slugging defense
on both sides
By Mike Dunn
ONAWAY – Onaway football coach Jim Cleaver admitted this one felt pretty good.
Cleaver’s Cardinals were able
to withstand a late rally from
visiting St. Mary and secure a
hard-fought 8-6 victory on
Friday in a meeting of Ski
Valley rivals.
“We figured it would be a
really tough game and it
was,” Cleaver said after his
team improved to 2-3 on the
season. “It looked like we
were pretty evenly matched
and that’s how it turned out.
Both teams played really
“This one means a lot to
the kids,” he added. “They
Homecoming and now they
tied the number of wins from
last year.”
Onaway was able to celebrate Homecoming with a
victory for the first time in a
while and was able to
Snowbirds for the third time
in four years.
“The game went back and
forth the whole way,” Cleaver
said. “Both teams played
their best defense when the
other team got close. We had
the ball in the red zone and
didn’t score and so did they. It
was one of those games that
came down to us making a
few big stops on defense to
keep the lead.”

St. Mary trailed 8-0 late in
the fourth quarter when QB
Adam Nowicki faded back in
the pocket and found slippery receiver Alphonse
Buclay down the field for a
47-yard score. Buclay took
the ball in stride and broke a
tackle en route to the end
zone to trim the Onaway lead
to 8-6.
The Snowbirds needed the
two-point conversion to tie
the score and that’s when the
Cardinals made the first of
two critical late-game defensive plays. Nowicki handed
the ball to hard-driving senior Anders Marquard but
Marquard was stopped short
of the goal line by penetrating linemen Cody Whitsitt
and Eli “Shark” Shockley,
allowing Onaway to preserve
the 8-6 advantage on the
The Snowbirds promptly
recovered the onside kick
and looked to mount another
scoring drive in the final
minutes but cornerback
Cortez Washington made the
second of Onaway’s key
defensive plays when he
intercepted a pass and
returned it 35 yards, enabling
the Cardinals to run out the
game clock.
Cleaver also noted freshman defensive lineman
Garrett Roat, who made a
fumble recovery during one
of his rotations onto the field.
“We made plays when we

Jack Lochinski, gamely playing in spite of being banged
up, carries the ball for St. Mary during Friday’s game.

St. Mary senior Jack Lochinski is submerged under a sea of black-and-red jerseys as he pushes forward for a first
need to,” Cleaver said. “It was
nice to walk off the field with
a win.”
After a scoreless first half,
Onaway put the first points
on the board when Cortez
Washington, the Cardinals’
compact cruise missile in the
backfield, took a pitch from
QB Cody Morell to the left
side and motored around the
edge for a 15-yard tally.
“Cody made the pitch and
Cortez turned on the jets,”
Cleaver said.
After the score, Morell put
the ball in the hands of legpumping, pile-moving fullback Eli Shockley and The
Shark shook free for what
proved to be the game-deciding two points. Shockley
powered across the goal line
behind the blocking of center
Paul Ransom and guards
Cody Whitsitt and Dallas
Hyde to put the Cardinals
ahead 8-0.
Morell, who hit on 3-of-8
passes in the game for 27
yards, hooked up with striding senior Ray Self for a key
14-yard pickup to keep the
scoring drive alive. The
touchdown was set up when
Cortez took a pitch and
tossed a surprise halfback
pass down the field to Self,
who collected it and sprinted
for 37 yards.
Washington weaved and
whacked his way to a teamhigh 52 yards in 15 carries
and Shockley slammed and
smashed his way to 50 yards
in 10 tries.
Defensively for Onaway,
Fenstermaker flowed to the
football with precision and
purpose, making 11 stops.

Onaway QB Cody Morell flees from a trio of St. Mary defenders as he rolls to the
right and looks downfield. (NANCY WIND OF UP NORTH PHOTOGRAPHY)
“Shark” Shockley was in
predatory mode as well, generating nine tackles. Cody
Morell made seven stops
with a sack and junior
Brubaker brought down ball
carriers seven times with a
sack and two hurries from his
defensive end post. Cody
Whitsitt and Dylan Atkins
recorded five tackles apiece.
For St. Mary, the gritty
Nowicki, who’s about as
tough as raw steak, hit on 5of-13 aerials for 83 yards,
including the timely TD toss
to the speedy Buclay. When

he wasn’t putting the ball in
the air, Nowicki tucked it
under his arm and rumbled
for 73 rushing yards. Seniors
Jack Lochinski and Marquard
played hard, like always, but
were limited by nagging
St. Mary (1-4) has its
homecoming game this
Friday, Oct. 2, against
Pickford (2-3). The Panthers
are coming off a 48-20 loss to
Central Lake. This is the first
time Pickford and St. Mary
will meet as Ski Valley foes
and the third time the teams
will meet in the regular sea-

son. The Panthers and
Snowbirds played each other
in the 1990 and ’91 seasons,
with Pickford winning both
of those games. In 2003, the
teams met in the playoffs and
St. Mary won 30-0.
Onaway (2-3) has a tough
test in week six with a game
at Johannesburg-Lewiston
“We have to play our game
and find a way to slow down
their running game,”Cleaver
said. “Joburg is a good team.
Their guys are very quick and
they ran that offense so well.”


Grayling wins shootout with Kingsley, 51-35
Buckland News Service
GRAYLING – The Viking
offense is back.
The Grayling varsity football team outgunned visiting
Kingsley for a 51-35 victory in

crossover clash Friday, Sept.
In their two losses this season, the Vikings (3-2 overall,
1-1 conference) managed
just eight points. That included being blanked by Gaylord
on Sept. 5.
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But, in winning back-toback games, the high-octane
offensive attack that’s been a
Grayling teams has reemerged. The Vikings had
topped Charlevoix, 45-8,
before welcoming Kingsley
(3-2 overall, 1-2 conference)
to Grayling on Friday.
“Once again our guys
showed their character out
there, and our coaching staff
couldn’t be more proud,”
said Grayling head coach Tim
Sanchez. “We made big plays,
and had big mistakes.
“There were lots of ups and
downs, but our guys kept
believing in one another and
they persevered to the victo-

Before celebrating another
victory, however, Grayling
first had to rally from a 22-13
first-half deficit.
And, they had plenty of
playmakers Friday to make
that happen.
Spencer Kent exploded for
244 yards rushing, scoring
four touchdowns, on only 18
carries. And, Cam Summers
torched the Stags for three
scores threw the air, while
completing 9-of-17 passes
for 206 yards.
The duo provided Grayling
with a true one-two punch,
as Kent caught four passes
from Summers for 73 yards
and a touchdown.

Summers, who also ran for
24 yards on three carries,
connected for two more TD
strikes with Scout Tobin, who
tallied a team-high 104 yards
receiving on three catches.
Tobin rushed for another
score in compiling 42 yards
on five carries.
Other offensive performers
for Grayling included Nick
Petrie, who had one reception for 16 yards, while running for 45 yards on 10
attempts, and Devin Joseph,
who tallied one catch for 13
As impressive as he was on
offense, Kent was also a
leader on the defensive side
of the ball with eight tackles

and an interception.
Shane McCleave led the
Vikings with a team-best 10
tackles, and Petrie found his
way into the Stags backfield
for three sacks.
But, if Grayling is to continue to roll, they’ll have to
get by conference rival
Traverse City St. Francis (3-2
overall, 2-1 conference) on
the Gladiators’ home field,
Thirlby Field, at 1 p.m. on
Saturday, Oct. 4.
The Gladiators will be
seeking to rebound from a
28-27 loss to undefeated
Boyne City (5-0 overall) last

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Cards go north, suffer first loss
St. Ignace proves its mettle, holding explosive J-L off scoreboard in possible preview of playoffs
By Mike Dunn
ST. IGNACE – The St.
Ignace Saints lived up to their
preseason projections Friday
as the team to beat in the Ski
Valley Conference this season. The Saints, fueled by the
fantastic play of versatile QB
Gage Kreski on offense and a
swarming defense, pushed
their record to 5-0 with an
impressive 28-0 triumph over
JohannesburgLewiston, the team that was
St. Ignace’s top challenger for
the 2014 league crown.
St. Ignace positioned itself
to capture the title and go
into the postseason as a No. 1
seed in its district. The
Cardinals of second-year
head coach Joe Smokevitch
slipped to 4-1 but remain in
good position for a high playoff seeding. Since both teams
will likely be in Division 8,
there’s a chance they could
meet down the road in the
playoffs as they did last year
and also in 2009.
The Cardinals moved the
ball efficiently at times and
had chances to score but

untimely penalties and had
difficulty finishing drives
against a deep, speedy, talented St. Ignace squad.
“We shot ourselves in the
foot too many times,” said
Smokevitch. “Take nothing
away from St. Ignace. They’re
a good, fast, physical, wellcoached team. But we had
our chances and make the
game competitive and we
made too many mistakes.”
Smokevitch, a former
hard-nosed, blue-collar gridiron warrior for perennial
U.P. power Iron Mountain
North Dickinson back in the
day, is not one to make
“We should have played
better and we didn’t,” he said.
“The good thing about losing
is that it shows where you
need to improve. We’re taking
this week to study the films
and find out where our weaknesses are and become a better team. That’s the bottom
line for us.”
Smokevitch was pleased
overall with the play of his
defense, which flew to the
ball and forced the Saints to
earn all their points.

The Cardinals did a pretty
job of limiting the Saints’
playmakers from breaking
the big ones. They held dangerous slot receiver Brandon
Oja without a catch for the
first time and contained him
fairly well when he ran the
ball, though he did pick up 51
yards on five attempts. They
held the versatile Kreski to
just 35 yards rushing and
Cryderman to a season-low
57 yards in 14 tries.
Kreski was still a killer
through the air, though, hitting a crisp 11-of-14 for 150
Kreski, who is the real deal,
scored on TD bursts of 14
and 4 yards and hooked up
with Cole Thompson for a
30-yard scoring strike just
before the half, a play which
put the Saints on top 14-0
and gave them a truck load of
momentum going into the
For J-L defensively, junior
linebacker Logan Huff was
lights out once again, forging
a path to the football like a
guided missile and generating 10 solo tackles with six

St. Ignace QB Gage Kreski scoots around end as Dan Nieman (9) and Alden Nickert
(85) pursue for the Cardinals. (PHOTO BY SUSIE FORD MATHEWSON)
assists and one tackle for
loss. Speedy cornerback
Dominic Cassisi had the
lever locked at full speed
ahead, taking part in 11 tackles in the contest.

J-L defenders Ethan May and Logan Huff combine to bring down St. Ignace running back James Cryderman on

pleased with determined
Nieman, who recorded two
sacks of Kreski to go with
nine tackles. Junior Nate Fox
was in the thick of things
again form his interior line
post, penetrating to make
four stops with 14 assists.
Brandon Huff, Alden Nickert
and Jac Bandt each participated in 10 takedowns and
Ethan May made seven
Logan Huff, in the midst of
a monster season for J-L, was
also the leading ground gainer for the Cardinals against
the swarming Saints, amassing 54 yards in 10 carries.
Bruising junior fullback Nick
May bashed his way to 46
yards in 13 tries and elusive
Ethan May picked up 15
yards in two attempts. The
Saints did a great job corralling J-L’s rugged signal
caller Brandon Huff, limiting
him to 9 yards in nine carries
while refusing to let him
scramble out of the pocket
with any success.

The Saints also did a great
job of forcing J-L to throw
short passes and limiting the
yards after the run. For the
game, J-L had five catches for
56 yards. The biggest gain
through the air came on an
option pass when Logan Huff
found tight end Brendan
Prentice downfield for 44
J-L (4-1) has its homecoming this Friday, Oct. 3, against
Onaway (2-3). The Cardinals
of Onaway are coming off
their best showing of the season, a tense 8-6 victory over
St. Mary.
“We’re gonna dial down a
little bit and focus on what
we do best,” Smokevitch
said. “Onaway’s a scrappy,
physical team and they play
hard. They don’t do a lot of
different things but what
they do, they do well.
“At St. Ignace, we came out
not to lose and we’re not
doing that again,” he added.
“From now on, starting with
Onaway, we’re playing to win.
We’re gonna play with passion and fire.”


JV Football

Playoff streak in
jeopardy, as Mio falls
to Hillman

Ironmen forge victory
over I-Lakes

Buckland News Service
MIO – The Mio varsity football team has qualified for
the state playoffs in each of
the last 13 years and 17 out of
the last 18 seasons.
But, after a 39-32 loss to
North Star League rival
Hillman on Friday, Sept. 26,
that streak could now be in
Mio is now 2-3 overall,
defeated at 5-0 overall.
“We’re not used to being in
Thunderbolts head coach
Jim Gendernalik. “We’re pretty much going to have to win
out for the rest of the season.
“I think we can do it. We
have the kids to do it.”
The Thunderbolts looked
to upset Hillman, striking
first. But, it wasn’t seemingly
meant to be, as Hillman then
scored twice in what became
a see-saw affair.
“It was pretty much back
and forth,” Gendernalik said.
Still, Mio had one last
chance. The Thunderbolts
recovered a fumble on
Hillman’s 30-yard line with
about 1:40 left to play.
“We had some time and
Gendernalik said. “But, we

just weren’t able to score.”
After the loss, the Mio
coach said his team has still
yet to play a solid game overall. Though, he added the
Thunderbolts were able to
cut their number of penalties
in half, compared to the previous week.
But, against Hillman, five
interceptions and the inability to stop the Tigers running
attack was too much to overcome.
“They took advantage of
that,” Gendernalik said.
That’s not to say there
weren’t some positives for
Mio. Brian Watson rushed for
a second consecutive game
of more than 160 yards.
Watson was also one of
three Mio defenders, along
with Tremayne Thorton and
Jacob Lentz, who tallied eight
or more tackles. Thorton also
had an interception.
And, the road back to playoffs won’t get any easier for
Thunderbolts’ schedule is
Rogers City (3-2 overall),
which also lost to Hillman,
but in double overtime.
“So, there’s another good
team,” Gendernalik added.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. on
Friday, Oct. 3, at the MioAuSable High School.

Guidi and Winstead gallop past century mark, Derrer delivers
through air as young Ironmen remain unbeaten
By Mike Dunn

Mancelona JV football team
of Coach Doug Derrer
remained unbeaten with a
44-16 victory over visiting
Inland Lakes on Thursday,
Sept. 25.
The young Ironmen struck
early through the airways via
the strong throwing arm of
QB Dylan Derrer, then
employed the bash-anddash ground attack that has
been a staple of Mancelona
football for years.
Mancelona’s turf-churn-

ing backfield featuring the
Austin “Giddy-up” Guidi and
Lucas Winstead accounted
for more than 200 yards of
real estate on the night.
Guidi took off past defenders
for a team-high 119 yards on
18 carries with a 44-yard TD
on his stat line, and Lucas
launched his way to 105
yards on 16 attempts with a
37-yard TD burst.
Jack Kloc had another
timely night as well, scoring
both as a receiver and a runner. Kloc tolled six points for
the Ironmen later in the first

Inland Lakes
and raced 15 yards to the
end zone. It was too little,
too late, however.
In addition to his rushing
totals and long TD run, the
electrifying Wilcox was super
on special teams, returning
the kickoff 59 yards and also
a punt return 45 yards.
Wilcox also had a solid game
from his safety post on
defense, accumulating a
game-high 10 tackles with
an assist and an interception.

quarter when he ran under a
perfectly timed missile from
Derrer for 26 yards and Kloc
collected six more Mancy
points when he sprinted 19
yards to paydirt on the opening drive of the third quarter.
Derrer also delivered an
air mail package to glue-fingered tight end Hunter
Kanaziz and the K Man
brought it in for a 13-yard
Josh Adkins accelerated 14
yards to score Mancy’s final
TD of the contest.
Dylan revisited Highway
Six twice via the air route on

the night, hitting on 4-of-5
missiles altogether for 57
yards, including the TD
strikes to Kanaziz and Kloc
and a successful conversion
toss to Austin Lambert.
The gritty Guidi generated
11 tackles for Mancy defensively and Winstead put the
wallop down eight times.
The G Force of the young
Ironmen, Gavin Gilmet, flew
to the football like a guided
missile, making five takedowns.

staked out well on defense
with 10 tackles a piece.
Nate Lemon — who was
playing his first varsity game
after having been moved up
just two days prior at the
injury of a teammate — also
logged a solid performance
on defense with six tackles
and a fumble recovery.
Up next for Inland Lakes is
an away game in Pellston on
Friday night. Mancelona will
go up against the Ski Valley’s

reigning team-to-beat, St.
“We have to continue to
be physical on defense and
be disciplined,” Derrer said.
“(St. Ignace) is a wellcoached team and their
quarterback (lefty Gage
Kreski) is one of the best I’ve
seen in a while.”
Derrer said the Ironmen
must be able to sustain
drives and put the ball in the
end zone to have a chance at
the upset.


Derrer also commended
the predatory play of interior
linebackers Brandon Willson
and Tristan Richardson, who
had seven and four takedowns, respectively. Fults,
flying in from his outside
linebacker slot, recorded two
For the Inland Lakes
defense, Doug Langone
maintained his dominance
of the defensive line with 11
tackles, while both Stanley

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Place School

Record (Overall)


2-0 (4-1)
1-1 (4-1)
1-1 (4-1)
1-2 (2-3)
1-2 (2-3)
0-3 (1-4)

TC Central
TC West
Ogemaw Heights

North Star Little Dipper
Place School

Record (Overall)


2-0 5-0
1-1 2-3
1-1 1-4
0-2 1-4
0-1 0-6

Au Gres-Sims

Ski Valley Conference
Place School




Saint Ignace
Inland Lakes
Central Lake
Gaylord St. Mary
Forest Area

Northern Michigan
Football Conference 1
Place School

Record (Overall)


2-0 (5-0)
2-1 (3-2)
1-2 (3-2)
2-1 (3-2)
1-1 (3-2)
1-1 (2-2)
0-3 (0-5)

Boyne City
TC Saint Francis
Elk Rapids
Glen Lake
Benzie Central

Northern Michigan
Football Conference 2
Place School

Record (Overall)


3-0 (4-1)
2-1 (3-1)
2-1 (2-3)
0-1 (2-3)
0-2 (1-4)
0-3 (0-5)

Suttons Bay
Harbor Springs
East Jordan

Petoskey Cross Country teams are getting stronger
By Amanda Monthei
PETOSKEY - After the
Crystal Invitational this past
Saturday — the proverbial
stomping grounds of some of
the best teams in the state
and a mid-season measuring
stick for those in attendance
— Petoskey head cross country coach Jim Harrington is
pretty satisfied with where
his team is at.
Well, maybe a few too
many injuries for his taste,
but all-in-all Carson City
proved that his team is exactly where it needs to be — on
both the girls and boys sides
— to achieve their post-season goals.
“I would say the girls had
their best race of the year —
maybe even of the last three
years — in Carson City,”
Harrington said. “We had
one of our top-five runners
out this weekend and yet
they still placed sixth overall
in a really tough field of 13
teams. If they can get even
healthier here in the next
month or so, they’re going to
be one of the best teams
we’ve had on the girl’s side in
the last three years.”
As for the guys, senior
proved that he’ll be a force to
be reckoned with in the post
season, as he posted a fourth
place finish in 16 minutes



Thurs, Aug. 28 – GAYLORD, L 0-40
Fri, Sep 5 – OGEMAW HEIGHTS, L 13-21
Fri, Sep 12 – at Escanaba, W 13-12
Sat, Sep 20 – KINGSFORD, L 7-42
Fri, Sep 26 – at Petoskey, L 7-49
Fri, Oct 3 – at Alpena
Fri, Oct 24 – at Chippewa Hills

(3-2, 3-2)
Thurs, Aug 28 – at Johannesburg-Lewiston* L 0-21
Fri, Sep 5 – ONAWAY* W 52-18
Fri, Sep 12 – at Pickford* W 34-8
Fri, Sep 19 – FOREST AREA* W 42-6
Fri, Sep 26 – at Inland Lakes* L 14-18
Fri, Oct 3 – ST. IGNACE*
Fri, Oct 10 – PELLSTON*
Fri, Oct 17 – at Central Lake*
Fri, Oct 24 – GAYLORD ST. MARY*

(4-1, 1-1)
Thurs, Aug 28 – at Cheboygan, W 40-0
Fri, Sep 5 – GRAYLING, W 35-0
Fri, Sep 12 – at Standish Sterling, W 34-0
Fri, Sep 19 – at Ogemaw Heights* W 26-21
Fri, Sep 26 – T.C. CENTRAL* L 7-18
Fri, Oct 3 – at Cadillac*
Fri, Oct 10 – PETOSKEY*
Fri, Oct 17 – at T.C. West*
Fri, Oct 24 – ALPENA*

Thurs, Aug 28 – at Whittemore-Prescott, L 7-44
Sat, Sep 6 – at Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard, L 20-55
Fri, Sep 12 – ATLANTA* W 42-16
Fri, Sep 19 – at Oscoda, W 32-28
Fri, Sep 26 – HILLMAN* L 32-39
Fri, Oct 3 – ROGERS CITY
Fri, Oct 10 – at AuGres-Sims*
Fri, Oct 17 – at Hale*

(1-4, 1-4)
Thurs, Aug 28 – PELLSTON* W 45-0
Fri, Sep 5 – at Central Lake* L 18-46
Fri, Sep 12 – at St. Ignace* L 6-56
Fri, Sep 26 – at Onaway* L 6-8
Fri, Oct 3 – PICKFORD*
Fri, Oct 10 – at Forest Area*
Fri, Oct 17 – INLAND LAKES*
Fri, Oct 24 – at Mancelona*

(2-3, 2-3)
Thurs, Aug 28 – INLAND LAKES* L 12-62
Fri, Sep 5 – at Mancelona* L 18-52
Fri, Sep 12 – PELLSTON* W 22-16
Fri, Sep 19 – at Central Lake* L 14-28
Fri, Sep 26 – GAYLORD ST. MARY* W 8-6
Fri, Oct 3 – at Johannesburg-Lewiston*
Fri, Oct 10 – at St. Ignace*
Fri, Oct 17 – PICKFORD*
Fri, Oct 24 – at Forest Area*

(3-2, 1-1)
Thurs, Aug 28 – at Roscommon, W 39-0
Fri, Sep 5 – at Gaylord, L 0-35
Fri, Sep 12 – GLEN LAKE* L 8-15
Fri, Sep 19 – CHARLEVOIX, W 45-8
Fri, Sep 26 – KINGSLEY* W 51-35
Sat, Oct 4 – at T.C. St. Francis* 1 p.m.
Fri, Oct 10 – at Elk Rapids*
Fri, Oct 24 – at Boyne City*

(0-5, 0-5)
Thurs, Aug 28 – at Gaylord St. Mary* L 0-45
Fri, Sep 12 – at Onaway* L 16-22
Fri, Sep 19 – PICKFORD* L 8-48
Fri, Sep 26 – at Forest Area* L 8-40
Fri, Oct 3 – INLAND LAKES*
Fri, Oct 10 – at Mancelona*
Fri, Oct 17 – ST. IGNACE*
Fri, Oct 24 – CENTRAL LAKE*

(4-1, 4-1)
Thurs., Aug 28 – at Onaway* W 62-12
Fri, Sep 5 – PICKFORD* W 54-14
Fri, Sep 12 – at Forest Area* W 54-0
Fri, Sep 19 – ST. IGNACE* L 12-53
Fri, Sep 26 – MANCELONA* W 18-14
Fri, Oct 3 – at Pellston*
Fri, Oct 10 – CENTRAL LAKE*
Fri, Oct 17 – at Gaylord St. Mary*

(4-1, 4-1)
Thurs, Aug 28 – MANCELONA* W 21-0
Fri, Sep 5 – at Pellston* W 75-14
Fri, Sep 12 – CENTRAL LAKE* W 29-14
Fri, Sep 19 – at Gaylord St. Mary* W 50-14
Fri, Sep 26 – at St. Ignace* L 0-28
Fri, Oct 3 – ONAWAY*
Fri, Oct 10 – at Pickford*
Fri, Oct 17 – FOREST AREA*
Fri, Oct 24 – at Inland Lakes*

(4-1, 1-1)
Fri, Aug 29 – at Sault Ste. Marie, W 53-14
Fri, Sep 5 – at Hastings, W 43-0
Fri, Sep 12 – CADILLAC* L 7-27
Fri, Sep 19 – T.C. WEST* W 42-21
Fri, Sep 26 – CHEBOYGAN, W 49-7
Fri, Oct 3 – at T.C. Central*
Fri, Oct 10 – at Gaylord*
Fri, Oct 17 – at Alpena*
* Conference

and 33 seconds to lead the
Northmen boy’s squad to a
sixth place finish overall. The
girl’s unchallenged leader
has been Sarah Goble, who in
19 minutes and 37 seconds
took a fifth place finish on
Saturday in Carson City to
also lead the Northmen girls
to a sixth place finish overall.
Nichole Clement and
Parker Eisengruber — both of
Saginaw Heritage — took
first in the girls and boys
races with blazing times of
18:46 and 15:55, respectively.
compared to last year, has
been a surprise overall,”
Harrington said of his top
boy runner. “He really
worked hard this year and it’s
paying off. He’s in the top
three or four or winning
every event he’s been in. His
work ethic I think has really
“Andy Frampus is a junior
and is running some of the
fastest times he’s ever run —
the guys’s side has really
improved this year over last
year, and their preparation
this year has really resulted in
the guys team running better
than expected.”
Andy Frampus was second
for the Northmen, taking
29th overall in 17:39. Chase
Gregory and Max Meyerson
were on each others heels at
the finish, taking 41st and
42nd respectively. Rounding

Caption: Chase Gregory (inside) and Jacob Kromm (front) run side-by-side en-route
to respective 41st and 50th place finishes in the Carson City Crystal Invite on
Saturday. The Petoskey boys went on to take a sixth place finish out of 13 teams in
out the scoring for the
Petoskey boys was Jacob
Kromm, who took 50th in
18:26 out of 93 total competitors in the boy’s race.
Petoskey finished with 166
points on the guys side, taking sixth behind first place
Saginaw Heritage with 56
The girls turned in a very
similar performance with 163
points, just barely edging out
Midland (164 points) for
sixth place. Grand Rapids
Forest Hill Northern took first
in the girl’s race with 71
For the girls, Syndey Hopp
came in behind Goble in 14th

place, finishing in 20:55,
while Brittney Bunker contributed a solid performance
with a 21st place finish in
21:04 out of 85 athletes in the
girl’s race.
“We’ve had a number of
injuries on the girl’s side, so
it’s been a little bit slower out
of the gate,” Harrington said.
“But Brittney Bunker, a sophomore this year, has really
come onto (the scene). She
has really provided a lot of
stability in our scoring. Her
placing high and improving a
great amount over the last
two or three weeks has really
given us a better chance of
placing higher in the confer-

ence and regionals.”
Also contributing well for
the Northmen girls are
Brittany Winter and Kristen
Coats — both freshmen —
who turned in 61st and 67th
“They’re getting a lot
stronger and you can see
their confidence building in
their pacing,” Harrington
said. “We have a lot of
younger girls that are on the
varsity and they’re contributing, it’s just a matter of figuring out how to run these


Pellston now 4-0 in conference
By Amanda Monthei
The Pellston volleyball
team is now 14-8-4 overall
this season and 4-0 in the
conference following a win
over Ski Valley opponent
Bellaire last week, in which
the Hornets nearly managed a sweep of the Eagles.

Winning its first two
games 25-19 and 25-20,
Pellston faltered slightly in
the third, dropping it 21-25
around in the fourth set to
come out with a 25-21 set
Mackenzie Wright came out

Week 1:

Week 6: Oct. 3-4

Gaylord 40, Cheboygan 0
Gaylord St. Mary 45, Pellston 0*
Grayling 39, Roscommon 0
Inland Lakes 62, Onaway 12*
Johannesburg-Lewiston 21, Mancelona 0*
Whittemore-Prescott 44, Mio 7
Petoskey 53, Sault Ste. Marie 14

Cheboygan (1-4) at Alpena (2-3)
Gaylord (4-1) at Cadillac (5-0)*
Pickford (2-3) at Gaylord St. Mary (1-4)*
Grayling (3-2, 1-1) at T.C. St. Francis (3-2, 2-1)*
Inland Lakes (4-1) at Pellston (0-5)*
Onaway (2-3) at Johannesburg-Lewiston (4-1)*
St. Ignace (5-0) at Mancelona (3-2)*
Rogers City (2-3) at Mio (2-3)
Petoskey (4-1) at T.C. Central (4-1)*

Week 2:
Cheboygan 13, Ogemaw Heights 21
Gaylord 35, Grayling 0
Central Lake 46, Gaylord St. Mary 18*
Inland Lakes 54, Pickford 14*
Johannesburg-Lewiston 75, Pellston 14*
Mancelona 52, Onaway 18*
Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard 55, Mio 20
Petoskey 43, Hastings 0

Week 3:
Cheboygan 13, Escanaba 12
Gaylord 34, Standish-Sterling 0
St. Ignace 56, Gaylord St. Mary 6*
Glen Lake 15, Grayling 8*
Inland Lakes 54, Forest Area 0*
Johannesburg-Lewiston 29, Central Lake 14*
Mancelona 34, Pickford 8*
Mio 42, Atlanta 16*
Onaway 22, Pellston 16*
Cadillac 27, Petoskey 7*

Week 4:
Kingsford 42, Cheboygan 7
Gaylord 26, Ogemaw Heights 21*
Johannesburg-Lewiston 50, Gaylord St. Mary 14*
Grayling 45, Charlevoix 8
St. Ignace 53, Inland Lakes 12*
Mancelona 42, Forest Area 6*
Mio 32, Oscoda 28
Central Lake 28, Onaway 14*
Pickford 48, Pellston 8*
Petoskey 42, T.C. West 21*

Week 5:
Petoskey 49, Cheboygan 7
T.C. Central 18, Gaylord 7*
Onaway 8, Gaylord St. Mary 6*
Grayling 51, Kingsley 35*
Inland Lakes 18, Mancelona 14*
St. Ignace 28, Johannesburg-Lewiston 0*
Hillman 39, Mio 32*
Forest Area 40, Pellston 8*

Week 7: Oct. 10-11
Sault Ste. Marie at Cheboygan
Petoskey at Gaylord*
Gaylord St. Mary at Forest Area*
Grayling at Elk Rapids*
Central Lake at Inland Lakes*
Johannesburg-Lewiston at Pickford*
Pellston at Mancelona*
Mio at AuGres-Sims*
Onaway at St. Ignace*

Week 8: Oct. 17-18
Bay City John Glenn at Cheboygan
Gaylord at T.C. West*
Inland Lakes at Gaylord St. Mary*
Benzie Central at Grayling*
Forest Area at Johannesburg-Lewiston*
Mancelona at Central Lake*
Mio at Hale*
Pickford at Onaway*
St. Ignace at Pellston*
Petoskey at Alpena*

Week 9: Oct. 24-25
Cheboygan at Chippewa Hills
Alpena at Gaylord*
Gaylord St. Mary at Mancelona*
Grayling at Boyne City*
Johannesburg-Lewiston at Inland Lakes*
Lincoln Alcona at Mio
Onaway at Forest Area*
Central Lake at Pellston*
Ogemaw Heights at Petoskey*

on top offensively for the
Hornets with five aces and
15 kills, while also contributing a solid defensive
performance with two block
kills and 27 digs.
Sam Stark was right there
beside Wright this week,
adding four aces, 14 kills
and 21 digs, while setter

Hanah Carter put up 31
assists and 12 digs to compliment her six kills, one
block kill and three aces.
Also for the Hornets,
Kaylee Krussell had three
aces, four kills and eight
digs, while Olivia Grant
added three kills and three


Blue Devils
bow to
taller West
Host Titans put height
advantage to good use;
Gaylord rallies after
game-one loss
By Mike Dunn
traveled to the court of tall,
tough, talented Traverse City
West on Wednesday, Sept. 24,
and lost in three games. The
Blue Devils, after suffering a
lopsided 25-6 defeat in game
one, battled back to make
games two and three competitive.
“Tonight was a tough
match,” acknowledged coach
Trista Sitz. “We knew coming
in we were going to be outmatched in size, but the girls
played hard and won a lot of
great rallies. The first set we
had a lot of our own errors
but the second and third set
we rallied right alongside of
them even having the lead a
lot of the time. We started
digging balls, getting a lot of
touches on the block which
slowed their hits down, and
causing more errors for
Rangy sophomore Casey

Korte was a killer up front,
collecting a team-high nine
kills with her lethal launching
of the sets of teammate
Brandi Wagner. Sydney
Kassuba struck for five kills in
the match and Tanner
Arkfeld tagged two.
Wagner earned 14 assists
and she, Arkfeld and Kassuba
each recorded eight digs.
brought her shovel, recording
seven digs.
Eckstein was on target
from the stripe as well, earning two aces, and Wagner
generated two aces also.
Ashley May, Emily Gorno,
Arkfeld and Kassuba all hit
on 100 percent of their serve
Gaylord played at Cadillac
on Wednesday, Oct. 1, and on
Monday, Oct. 6, the Blue
Devils travel to Petoskey to
continue league play. On
Wednesday, Oct. 15, the girls
travel to Ogemaw Heights.

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JV Football coach enjoys seeing the
game as a coach and a parent
By Amanda Monthei
CHEBOYGAN - Since the
conception of youth sports,
it’s no doubt that parents
have invested their time to
coach their children. Be it
Little League baseball, PeeWee hockey, high school basketball or a soccer league,
some parents can’t help but
be involved with their kid’s
sports teams.
Yet despite its prevalence,
there’s still an interesting
dynamic when parents —
coached long before their
children made it to their
team — end up coaching
their own family. It offers
them a glimpse at the emotions their athletes bring
home from games and practices, providing perspective if
nothing else.
For Cheboygan’s head JV
football coach Scott Kelley,
the parent-child, coach-athlete dynamic is one he now
knows well. Having coached
football at Cheboygan High
School for 25 years now, this
is his first season coaching
his own son, Cooper, on his

football team. Of course, he’s
coached Cooper before —
hockey, soccer, baseball etc.
— but football is Kelley’s
domain, and to see it through
Cooper’s eyes is a whole different ball game than his
other parental coaching
“I’ve been around him,
coaching him in hockey, as a
little kid in soccer, and I’ve
helped with baseball — but
it’s kind of fun (with football),
because he really loves the
game, and he understands
the game of football,” Kelley
Adding to the dynamic is
Kelley’s ability to hear
Cooper’s concerns and feelings at the end of the day
when they both get home,
insights that Kelley wasn’t
able to key on before his own
son was on his team.
“It’s exciting to live the
game through his eyes as a
player, and to see how he
feels and the emotions,
because now he comes
home,” Kelley said. “It’s not
like I deal with him just on
the field and in school,
because then he comes

home and then I get to deal
with this at home as a parent
However, the blurring of
lines between parent and
coach is, according to Kelley,
a valuable learning experience for his future coaching
and the way he understands
the game.
“I get to enjoy the wins and
through a parent’s eyes,” he
said. “It has really helped me
as a coach to see how the
game affects the kids and
how they truly interpret the
game. It’s exciting and it’s
really fun.”
According to Kelley, who
has two sons with wife Vikki,
Cooper’s goal is to become a
college athlete, but wouldn’t
mind taking up another calling that he’s developed:
“My son wants to go on
and be a football coach.”
Making the situation even
more special is that Kelley’s
Demeuse, is also coaching
his son Trent this season.
“Actually, he’s had a lot of
the experience because he
has two sons that have

played football,” Kelley said.
“He coached both of them on
the freshmen level, and now
he’s working with his
youngest son at the JV level.
His oldest boy, Chris, is a senior on the varsity team this
Kelley said he started
working as a coach in 1990,
with no past experience as a
football coach or player.
“I was unique in that I did
not play high school or college football,” he said.
He was trained and supported by the Cheboygan
staff, starting out as an assistant coach for the freshmen
squad before moving on to
the JV and ultimately getting
his head coach position for
the JV team about 10 years
“They needed a coach and
knew that I liked athletics,”
he said. “They really took me
under their wing and taught
me about the game and tactics behind it.
“They knew that I supported kids and worked well with



NCAA Football Associate Press Top 25
TEAM(1st Place votes) .........RECORD........PTS
1......Florida State (27) ............4-0.............1416
2......Oregon (13) ....................4-0.............1405
3......Alabama (13) ..................4-0.............1387
4......Oklahoma (7) ..................4-0.............1357
5......Auburn ............................4-0.............1272
6......Texas A&M......................5-0.............1206
7......Baylor .............................4-0.............1149

TEAM(1st Place votes) .........RECORD.........PTS
9......Notre Dame......................4-0...............972
10....Michigan State ................3-1...............944
11....Ole Miss .........................4-0...............906
12....Mississippi State.............4-0...............848
14....Stanford ..........................3-1...............643

TEAM(1st Place votes) .........RECORD........PTS
15....LSU .................................4-1...............636
20....Ohio State .......................3-1...............298
21....Oklahoma State ...............3-1...............246

Michigan High School Football Rankings
Division 1
School (First-place votes) (Record) Total Points
1. Clarkston (5) (5-0) 50
2. Detroit Cass Tech (5-0) 45
T-3. East Kentwood (5-0) 33
T-3. Macomb Dakota (4-1) 33
5. Dearborn Fordson (5-0) 28
6. Livonia Churchill (5-0) 22
7. Rockford (4-1) 15
8. Lapeer (5-0) 11
9. Hudsonville (4-1) 10
T-10. Oxford (4-1) 6
T-10. West Bloomfield (4-1) 6
Others receiving votes: 11, Northville (4-1) 5. 12,
Plymouth (4-1) 3. 12, Hartland (4-1) 3. 12, Holland
West Ottawa (4-1) 3. 15, Canton (4-1) 2.
Division 2
School (First-place votes) (Record) Total Points
1. Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice (4) (5-0) 49
2. Muskegon (1) (5-0) 46
3. Lowell (5-0) 37
4. Detroit Martin Luther King (5-0) 33
5. Oak Park (4-1) 30
6. Midland Dow (5-0) 21
7. South Lyon (5-0) 19
8. Muskegon Mona Shores (4-1) 14
9. Walled Lake Western (4-1) 6
T-10. Warren De La Salle (3-2) 4
T-10. Detroit East English (4-1) 4
Others receiving votes: 12, Farmington Hills Harrison
(4-1) 3. 12, Fenton (5-0) 3. 14, Traverse City Central (41) 2. 14, Wyandotte Roosevelt (4-1) 2. 16, Southfield (32) 1. 16, Brownstown Woodhaven (5-0) 1.
Division 3
School (First-place votes) (Record) Total Points
1. Zeeland West (5) (5-0) 50
2. DeWitt (5-0) 45
3. Orchard Lake St. Mary's (5-0) 40
4. Grand Rapids Christian (4-1) 33
5. St. Johns (5-0) 31
6. Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern (5-0) 26
7. East Grand Rapids (3-2) 17
8. Petoskey (4-1) 9
9. Stevensville Lakeshore (4-1) 5
10. Gaylord (4-1) 5
Others receiving votes: 11, Byron Center (4-1) 4. 11,
Coldwater (5-0) 4. 13, New Boston Huron (4-1) 2. 13,
Allen Park (4-1) 2. 13, St. Joseph (3-2) 2.
Division 4
School (First-place votes) (Record) Total Points
1. Saginaw Swan Valley (4) (5-0) 49
2. Lansing Sexton (1) (5-0) 46
3. Cadillac (5-0) 40
4. Williamston (5-0) 34
5. Whitehall (5-0) 31
6. Grand Rapids South Christian (3-2) 23
7. Richmond (4-1) 15
8. Dearborn Heights Robichaud (5-0) 11
9. Goodrich (4-1) 9
10. Kalamazoo Hackett (4-1) 8
Others receiving votes: 11, Vicksburg (4-1) 5. 12, Yale
(4-1) 4.

Division 5
School (First-place votes) (Record) Total Points
1. Grand Rapids West Catholic (5) (5-0) 50
2. Marine City (5-0) 45
3. Menominee (5-0) 39
4. Lansing Catholic (5-0) 36
5. Freeland (5-0) 29
6. Almont (5-0) 23
7. Remus Chippewa Hills (5-0) 22
8. Birch Run (5-0) 13
9. Muskegon Oakridge (4-1) 7
10. Frankenmuth (4-1) 4
Others receiving votes: 11, Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard
(4-1) 2. 11, Harrison (5-0) 2. 13, Ida (5-0) 1. 13,
Chesaning (4-1) 1. 13, Portland (3-2) 1.
Division 6
School (First-place votes) (Record) Total Points
1. Ithaca (5) (5-0) 50
2. Jackson Lumen Christi (5-0) 43
3. Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central (5-0) 41
4. Clinton (5-0) 34
5. Millington (5-0) 26
6. Constantine (5-0) 24
7. Flint Beecher (5-0) 19
8. Montrose (4-1) 15
9. Boyne City (5-0) 14
10. Grass Lake (5-0) 6
Others receiving votes: 11, Madison Heights Madison
(4-1) 3.
Division 7
School (First-place votes) (Record) Total Points
1. Ishpeming (5) (5-0) 50
2. Detroit Loyola (5-0) 45
3. New Lothrop (5-0) 40
4. Decatur (5-0) 33
5. West Iron County (5-0) 30
6. Homer (5-0) 25
7. Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Laker (5-0) 20
8. Whittemore-Prescott (5-0)17
T-9. Royal Oak Shrine (4-1) 4
T-9. Traverse City St. Francis (3-2) 4
T-9. Union City (3-2) 4
Others receiving votes: 12, Marlette (4-1) 2. 13,
Gobles (4-1) 1.
Division 8
School (First-place votes) (Record) Total Points
1. Muskegon Catholic Central (4) (5-0) 49
T-2. Harbor Beach (1) (5-0) 43
T-2. Beal City (5-0) 43
4. St. Ignace (5-0) 30
5. Climax-Scotts (5-0) 29
6. Crystal Falls Forest Park (4-1) 27
7. Fowler (5-0) 19
8. Mendon (4-1) 5
9. Munising (4-1) 6
T-10. Hillman (5-0) 4
T-10. Lake Linden-Hubbell (4-1) 4
Others receiving votes: 12, Morenci (5-0) 3. 13,
Johannesburg-Lewiston (4-1) 1. 13, Clarkston Everest
Catholic (4-0) 1. 13, Bark River-Harris (4-1) 1.

TEAM(1st Place votes) .........RECORD.........PTS
22....East Carolina..................3-1.................237
23....Kansas State..................3-1.................216
Dropped from rankings: South Carolina 13,
Arizona State 15


Boyd’s serving
leads Petoskey
past Ogemaw
By Amanda Monthei
After dropping all three
sets (17-25, 13-25, 16-25) to
Traverse City West on
Monday, Sept. 22, the
Petoskey volleyball team
had some Big North
Conference vengeance with
a sweep of Ogemaw Heights
last Wednesday.
Following two equally
matched sets against the
Falcons, in which the
Northmen just barely crept
by with set scores of 25-23
and 25-23, Ogemaw Heights
lost some life and left the
door open for a 25-7
Petoskey win in the final set.
“The first two games were
very back and forth, but fortunately we were able to
make the right plays at the
right time to finish,”
Heather Miller said. “The
third game we jumped out
to a big lead behind the

strong serving of Trista Boyd
and never looked back.”
Boyd led the Northmen in
aces in their set against the
Falcons, pulling through for
four aces on top of 27 assists
and 26 digs as setter. Jenny
Tompkins led the offensive
attack for the Petoskey with
14 kills while also notching
16 digs and two blocks.
Also for the Northmen,
Katie Rash contributed eight
kills, Katrina Daniels added
five kills, 10 digs and two
blocks, and Mari Hibbler
put up 20 digs.
Against Traverse City
West, Tompkins again led
the Northmen with 10 kills
and 14 digs, while Boyd
added 18 assists, one ace
and 16 digs. Hibbler added
12 digs against T.C. West.
The Northmen moved to
11-7-3 overall with their Big
North Conference split last

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Cross Country

Inland Lakes Cross Country girls finish first in
Boyne Falls
Boys finish second
By Amanda Monthei
The Inland Lakes girl’s
cross country team continued its domination this season with a first-place finish at
the Boyne Falls Logger
Invitational last weekend,
behind another strong runner-up finish from speedy
sophomore Lexi Passino.
Passino took second to
Bellaire’s Colleen Randolph,

who finished in 22 minutes
and 18 seconds. Passino
came in with a time of 22:33
to earn herself a silver-medal
Sophie Passino — Lexi’s
sister — came in second for
the Bulldog girls, notching an
11th place finish overall in
24:16. Just on the heels of
Baxter, who finished 12th in a
time of 24:17.
Also for the Inland Lakes
Harrington in 24:30, Lindsey

Meister in 25:41 and Lindsay
Smeltzer in 25:47.
“On the girl’s side, we were
most impressed with Sophie
Passino and Mackenzie
Baxter who each passed 3
girls in the last 40 meters,”
Inland Lakes coach Sarah
Furman said. “When you
only win by 11 points, that's
Inland Lakes overcame
runner-up Boyne City by just
11 points, as the Bulldogs
came in with 68 points in
front of the Ramblers, who

had 79.
On the boy’s side, Boyne
City’s Korey Skop dominated
the field again, coming in
first to lead the Rambler boy’s
to a commanding first place
finish with 31 points — beating Inland Lakes by over 100
points, as the Bulldog boys
came in second with 137
For the Inland Lakes boy’s,
Jacob Drogowski led the way
with an 11th-place finish,
taking on the 5k course in
18:47. Behind Drogowski for

the Inland Lakes boys were
Brandon Dicus in 27th place,
Dale Anderson in 28th and
Luke Passino in 29th.
There was also some
notable talent coming out of
the Inland Lakes middle
school cross country team on
Saturday, as Cleveland Baker
took 10th in 13 minutes and
31 seconds over the two-mile
pushed through the finish in
14:45 to claim a 26th place
finish, while Abbi Kline came
in in 28th and Precious

Delos-Santos added a 43rd
place finish in 16:40.
“Our middle school athletes continue to impress,”
Furman said. “Cleveland
Baker has really jumped onto
the scene, and Lauren Vizina,
Abbi Kline and Precious
Delos Santos all look to be
ready to make an impact next
year when they join the varsity team.”
Up next for the Bulldogs is
the Mancelona Invitational
this week.

Remember changes to deer license
DNR reminds deer hunters of changes to license structure that went into effect in March
With Michigan's archery
deer season beginning this
week on Oct. 1, the
Department of Natural
Resources reminds hunters
of recent changes to the
state's hunting license structure.
The new license structure –
authorized by the Legislature
and signed into law by Gov.
Rick Snyder in 2013 – took
effect March 1, 2014.
Among the most significant changes affecting deer
hunters, a base license is now
required for all hunters. The

base license provides critical
funding for habitat and conservation work on both public and private land and supports the work of conservation officers and field staff to
ensure safe, legal hunting
practices are followed. The
purchase of a base license
includes small game hunting. Whether they choose to
hunt small game or not,
hunters' base license dollars
will be used to enhance and
expand hunting opportunities, which benefits hunters
of all species.

Deer licenses


• Single deer license, valid
throughout archery, firearm
and muzzleloader seasons.
This license has replaced the
separate archery and firearm
licenses. Hunters who buy a
single deer license may not
buy a second single deer
license or the deer combo
• Deer combo license,
which includes two kill tags,
one regular and one restricted. Hunters who want two

deer licenses must buy the
deer combo license instead
of the single deer license.
This is required to implement antler point restrictions, which apply based on
whether the hunter has purchased two deer licenses. The
deer combo license is valid
for use during the archery,
firearm and muzzleloader
seasons. A hunter can use
both kill tags in the firearm
seasons, both in the archery
season or one in each season.
• Antlerless deer license,
available based on license

The 2014
Prep Rankings
Division 1
1 Birmingham Seaholm
2 Northville
3 Traverse City Central
4 Brighton
5 Saline
6 Rockford
7 Ann Arbor Pioneer
8 Salem
9 Grandville
10 Caledonia
11 Clarkston
12 Grosse Pointe South
13 Milford
14 Grand Rapids Kenowa Hills
15 Hudsonville
HM Grand Rapids Forest Hills
HM Woodhaven
HM Livonia-Churchill
Division 2
1 Grand Rapids Christian
2 Chelsea
3 Otsego
4 East Grand Rapids

5 St Joseph
6 DeWitt
7 Grand Rapids South Christian
8 Grand Rapids Forest Hills
9 Cedar Springs
10 Richland Gull Lake
11 Linden
12 Allendale
13 Spring Lake
14 Sparta
15 Warren Regina
Division 3
1 Ithaca
2 Shepherd
3 Macomb Lutheran North
4 Manistee
5 Pewamo-Westphalia
6 Jackson Lumen Christi
7 Caro
8 Calvin Christian
9 Hart
10 Lansing Catholic
11 Holland Black River
12 Benzie Central

13 Napoleon
14 Grand Traverse Academy
15 St Louis
HM Hopkins
HM Hanover-Horton
Division 4
1 Kalamazoo Hackett
2 Saugatuck
3 Mt Pleasant Sacred Heart
4 Beal City
5 Bear Lake
6 Reading
7 New Lothrop
8 Royal Oak Shrine
9 Britton Deerfield
10 Hillsdale Academy
11 Manton
12 North Muskegon
13 Ubly
14 Frankfort
15 Wixom St. Catherine of Siena
HM Auburn Hills Oakland
HM Concord


quotas set for each Deer
Management Unit (DMU).
To see how the single deer
and deer combo licenses
may be used in each deer
season, based on which
DMU a hunter wishes to
hunt, see the Antler Point
Restriction Regulations map
and chart on pages 32 and 33
of the 2014 Hunting and
Trapping Digest.
To learn more about this
season's hunting opportunities and regulations, see the
DNR's Fall Hunting Preview

video on YouTube.
More information about
the new hunting license
structure – including license
prices, frequently asked
questions and details about
how license dollars will be
invested – is available at
w w w. m i c h i g a n . g o v / d n r
under "In the Know."
For more details about
hunting seasons, licenses
and regulations, see the
Hunting and Trapping Digest
and Antlerless Deer Digest.

DNR fuelwood
permits still
Resources reminds residents
that fuelwood permits are
available for the 2014 season,
which runs through Dec. 31.
“Days are getting shorter
and as much as we don’t
want to think about it, it’s
time to start preparing for
winter,” said Bill O’Neill,
chief of the DNR’s Forest
Resources Division. “Burning
wood is an economical way
for folks to heat their homes,
cabins and hunting camps if
they’re willing to put in some
work collecting firewood.”
Mail-in order forms are
available online at the DNR’s
Permits cost $20 and are
for use on designated state
forest land in the northern
two-thirds of the state and
allow for collection of up to
five standard cords of wood
per household. Fuelwood

collected with a permit can
be used for personal use only
and cannot be resold or traded. The permits are good for
90 days, but all permits will
expire Dec. 31, 2014.
In response to residents’
heating energy needs this
past winter, the DNR conducted early permit sales –
more than a month before
the traditional starting date
of April 1. Because of the
unique winter, the DNR is
allowing those who purchased an emergency permit
to purchase another regular
permit in the same calendar
Through the successful
program, which has been in
effect for decades, between
2,500 and 3,500 permits are
issued each year.
For further information on
how and where to purchase a
personal-use fuelwood permit, contact your local DNR
office or visit.

DNR Fishing Tip

first-aid kit
ready to go?
Here’s a list of items that are
recommended to carry with you

The Harbor Springs golfers captured the prestigious Cheboygan Invitational held at the Cheboygan Golf and Country Club
with a school-record tying team score of 341. Abby Detmar was second overall with a low score of 81 followed by Perry
Bower (84), Zoe Bezilla (87), Sadie Cwikiel (89) and Cara Smith (93), who all finished in the top eight. Serena Luplow also
fared well for the varsity. Mia Roukema also had a nice round for the Harbor Springs JV. (COURTESY OF PETE KELBEL)

Do you carry a first-aid kit
with you while you're out
fishing? You never know what
can happen in the midst of
an outing so it never hurts to
be prepared. If you're interested in putting together a kit
be sure to include the following:
•Rubber gloves

•Adhesive bandages
•Medical tape
•Compression bandage
•Antibiotic ointment
•Hydrocortisone cream
•Antibiotic wipes
•Eye-wash fluid
Don't forget to regularly
check your first-aid kit's
inventory and replenish as

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2014 Gaylord Punt,
Pass & Kick Results

Michigan Volleyball Rankings
Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball
Coaches Association (
Week 3 rankings
As of September 22
Class A
1.Farmington Hills Mercy (27-1-1)
2.Temperence Bedford (33-2-1)
3.Grand Rapids Christian (22-3)
4.Clarkston (23-3-1)
5.Birmingham Seaholm (26-5-2)
6.Jenison (24-6)
7.Lake Orion (28-4-2)
8.Bloomfield Hills Marian (30-5)
9.Grand Haven (28-4)
10.Novi (19-4-1)
Honorable Mention: Portage
Central , Saline , Romeo , West
Ottawa , Hudsonville , Byron
Center , Mattawan , Hartland
Class B
1.Notre Dame Preparatory School
2.Chelsea (24-5-1)

3.Lakewood (20-5)
4.Mt. Morris (26-9-3)
5.North Branch (28-5-3)
6.Unity Christian (12-7-1)
7.Cadillac (21-5-2)
8.Marysville (19-3)
9.Grand Rapids South Christian
10.New Boston Huron
Honorable Mention: Forest Hills
Eastern , Ida , Dearborn Divine
Child , GR Catholic Central , AA
Gabriel Richard , Frankenmuth ,
Grant , Croswell-Lexington
Class C
1.Monroe St. Mary's Catholic
Central (16-3-2)
2.Schoolcraft (22-6-1)
3.Bronson (31-5)
4.Roscommon (25-9-1)
5.Morley Stanwood (20-6-1)
6.Traverse City St Francis (24-3)
7.Mt. Pleasant Beal City
8.Grand Rapids NorthPointe

Christian (18-3-1)
9.Unionville Sebewaing (15-4)
10.Concord (12-4)
Honorable Mention: Grand Rapids
Covenant Christian , Calumet ,
Laingsburg , St. Louis , Ubly
Class D
2.Waterford Our Lady Of The Lakes
3.Battle Creek St Philip Catholic
Central (13-2-2)
4.Marine City Cardinal Mooney
6.Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart
7.Lansing Christian (6-4-3)
8.Onaway Area (12-7-4)
9.Crystal Falls Forest Park
Honorable Mention: Deckerville ,
Climax Scotts , North Adams ,

6-7 Girls
Emery Blust: 36’8”
Kate Gapinski:
Kate Berkshire

10-11 Boys
Sam Sircely: 238’5”
Corey Deer
Vaughn Voss

6-7 Boys
Connor Byrum: 130’8”
Jaron Bensinger
Cole Deer

12-13 Girls
Megan Grusczynski:

8-9 Girls
Aidda Freeman: 109’8”
Sydney Grusczynski
Kaylee Berkshire
8-9 Boys
Blake English 142’8”
Brodie Jeffers
Gavin Bebble
10-11 Girls
Madison Marsack:
Morgan Monchilov
Molly Kinser

12-13 Boys
Tyler Ashley: 207’2”
Alex Porcondek
Matthew Benet
14-15 Boys
Zach Misiak: 298’4”
Drew Neff
Will Kinser
First place winners head
to Newberry on Sunday
October 12th at 1 pm for
regional competition.
Special thanks to all the
volunteers that came out
to help in the rain.

DNR hosts environmental retreat
State educators are invited to October conference geared toward strengthening
environmental and outdoor education
ROSCOMMON – MidOctober holds a great opportunity for educators across
the state to come together for
three days of creative learning and inspiration at the
Environmental and Outdoor
Education's annual conference. "STREAMing Through
Environmental and Outdoor
Education" - Oct. 10-12 in
Roscommon, Michigan promises to be a fun, engaging and hands-on professional-development opportunity.
The Michigan Alliance for
Environmental and Outdoor
Education is a professional

association supporting and
advancing environmental
education in a variety of settings, including:
• K-12 classrooms.
• Nature
• Youth programs.
• Government agencies.
• For-profit and nonprofit
Conference chair Natalie
Elkins said this year's unique
agenda and beautiful settings will make it easy and
fun for educators to find new
relationships between the
natural world and the educational standards for science,
technology, reading, engi-

neering, art and mathematics (STREAM) - and to discover new and more effective
ways to teach those subjects.
"We will explore the
lakeshore, woods and new
classrooms while better connecting critical STREAM
standards and ourselves to
the outdoors," Elkins said.
"This part of Michigan is rich
with natural history, unique
wildlife, gorgeous habitat
and striking scenery. It's the
perfect place for environmental and outdoor educators to enrich their senses,
learn new teaching methods
and outdoor skills, and then
take that inspiration back to

their students."
The conference will be
hosted at the Ralph A.
Center on the northern
shores of Higgins Lake, in
Roscommon. The RAM
Center promotes appreciation of Michigan's natural,
cultural and historic heritage. Surrounded by nature,
conference attendees are
sure to find inspiration for
creativity and problem-solving. Rooms are available in
cozy, camp-like lodges.
Camping also is available
within walking distance at
North Higgins Lake State
Park. Lodging and meal

reservations at the RAM
Center will be offered on
your conference registration.
Those choosing to camp or
stay in a hotel must make
arrangements on their own;
however, conference registration is still required.
Conference pre-program
information (including session and field-trip descriptions, keynote events, Sharea-Thon, bookstore and silent
auction) is available online at
Participants also can choose
field trips and workshops
while registering - but
remember to keep track of
costs, since the total must be

entered into the payment
options when completing the
registration process.
Those interested in supporting
Alliance for Environmental
and Outdoor Education conference with a sponsorship
or attending as a vendor or
exhibitor are encouraged to
review the participation
forms, also available at
Anyone with questions
about the October conference may contact Natalie
Elkins at

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Thoughts on...What

As a young man I was an atheist; a follower
of Ayn Rand. When I was 29, however, I
became convinced of the truth of the
Bible's message of salvation through Jesus
Harry Hammond, Levering

October 2, 2014

is your testimony?

I was living for me trying to prove to the
world that I was someone. Then I found
Jesus, who showed me it isn’t about me,
but what he did for me (and you). He loves
me just the way I am (baggage and all);
just the way he created me.

I was raised in the church. Always knew who
God and at age 20 decided to follow him
after sowing some very wild oats. God
never left my side and each wild oat that I
sowed he was there knocking at the door
making sure I knew he was waiting for me.

I am a Christian who is fully blessed and
made righteous by the blood of Christ. I
was lifted out of the pits of Hell by the
grace of Christ and by the faith of my wife.
She extended grace to me like no one ever
had. She accepted me unconditionally.

Jason Black

Shelly Bellmer

Thad McGehee

Daily Word


Reverend Karen THURSDAY:

Matthew 10:17-19New American Standard Bible (NASB) 17 But beware of men, for they
will hand you over to the courts and scourge you in their synagogues; 18 and you will even be
brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. 19
But when they hand you over, do not worry about how or what you are to say; for it will be given
you in that hour what you are to say.

First Presbyterian
Church of Gaylord
Beginning as a young girl, at the age of 7, during my evening prayers, I would pray
on my bended knees beside my bed…”Lord, In Heaven, please help me to become
the child of God you’ve meant for me to be” I felt compelled to pray this each night.
At that young age, I could not understand why I felt it was so necessary to pray this,
yet I yearned to serve God in some small way. Jesus Christ was the cornerstone of
my life and deep in my heart I yearned to give expression of this foundation somehow. The prayers continued. That simple prayer began to shift over the course of
my life: “…..Help me to be the young woman, wife, mother, minister you’ve meant
for me to be.”
Growing up in the 1960’s, the only servants of God’s ministry that I saw working
for His Kingdom were all male. I had no idea that a woman would be ever be able to
serve in Christ’s Church in the generation that I grew up in. There were no role models of female Ministers or Priests or Rabbis in the town I was raised. Yet, my nightly
prayers continued: “Lord, make me the Woman you’ve meant for me to be.”

FRIDAY: Matthew 24:10-14New American Standard Bible (NASB) 10 At that time many will fall away and
will betray one another and hate one another. 11 Many false prophets will arise and will mislead
many. 12 Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold. 13 But the one who
endures to the end, he will be saved. 14 This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the
whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.

SATURDAY: John 3:10-12New American Standard Bible (NASB)

10 Jesus answered and said to him,
“Are you the teacher of Israel and do not understand these things? 11 Truly, truly, I say to you,
we speak of what we know and testify of what we have seen, and you do not accept our testimony.
12 If I told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly

SUNDAY: John 3:33-36New American Standard Bible (NASB) 33 He who has received His testimony has
set his seal to this, that God is true. 34 For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for
He gives the Spirit without measure. 35 The Father loves the Son and has given all things into
His hand. 36 He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will
not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”

When I was in my early thirties, married with two young children, I encountered
the first female preacher I ever saw. She was a young mother as well, and stood up
before the gathered congregation that I was a member of and boldly preached the
Word of God…. now what a TESTIMONY that was! There she stood, speaking Words
of Life to the people of God, with strength and confidence that clearly came from
Almighty. As I listened to her preach to us, every fiber of my being began to shake in
confidence and confirmed that the Spirit was alive in her through her preaching.
Those of us in her audience sitting in those wooden pews responded in our hearts
and souls. For me, this moment was equivalent to a African American seeing Jesse
Owen run the track relays at the Olympics in Hitler’s Germany, strong and boldly
affirming the true Spirit of humanity for every other marginalized individual at that
period of time. I resonated so strongly with seeing a woman, a mother no less,
preach God’s Word. The Spirit confirmed through the circumstances of many years,
that I – too – was able to be as bold as well and serve Him in His beloved Church.
Years later, I was blessed to be given a full scholarship to attend an excellent
Seminary and become Ordained as a Minister of Word & Sacrament. God had a
plan for my life that would bring significant testimony to others. To this day – my
evening prayers continue: “Lord make me to be the Woman of God you have meant
for me to be.” Now, I pray that my life continue as a living testimony to all who I
encounter. May it be so, Alleluia, Amen!

2 Timothy 1:7-9New American Standard Bible (NASB) 7 For God has not given us a spirit of
timidity, but of power and love and discipline. 8 Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony
of our Lord or of me His prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel according to the
power of God, 9 who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works,
but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity,

TUESDAY: 1 John 5:10-12New American Standard Bible (NASB) 10 The one who believes in the Son of
God has the testimony in himself; the one who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because
he has not believed in the testimony that God has given concerning His Son. 11 And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. 12 He who has the Son
has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.


Revelation 12:10-11New American Standard Bible (NASB) 10

in heaven, saying,
“Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ
have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before
our God day and night. 11 And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because
of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.


No matter where you are in Lifes Journey you are welcomed here.
We celebrate diversity

Full Gospel • Non Denominational Church

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UCC Church

• Sunday School - Adults/Kids 9:30 am
• Sunday Worship 10:30 am
• Wednesday Back to Basics Bible Study 2 pm

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Ecumenical Worship
Sunday Service and
Sunday School
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611 Mt. Tom Rd. (M-33)
Mio, Michigan

Sunday Service at 10 a.m.


Alpine Village Baptist Church
158 N. Townline Rd., Gaylord •


Bible Based Preaching
Traditional Music
Friendly, Casual, Atmosphere
Come Just As You Are
Sunday School 10:00 • Morning Worship 11:00
Evening Service 6:00 • Wednesday 6:00








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Located between Indian River and Wolverine.

Sunday - Coffee Hour 9 AM
Service - 10 AM including services for children
Wednesday - 6 PM


Pastor Bob Moody

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2008 Chevy Cobalt LT. CARFAX 1
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2004 Chevy Silverado Z71 4x4.
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2004 GMC Envoy. 4WD, tow pkg.
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2005 Chevy Colorado LS. Z-71, 4x4,
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2006 Chevy TrailBlazer LS 4x4. New
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2007 Chevy Silverado. Bedliner, 4x4,
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2008 GMC Sierra. 4x4, bedliner, tow
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2008 Toyota RAV4- 4x4. Barcelona
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Petoskey, 231-347-2585.
2011 Dodge Ram SLT. 4x4, bedliner,
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Rivertown Auto Group, 989 VFW
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2011 GMC Yukon XL, SLT, 3rd row
seat, leather, tow pkg, back-up camera, DVD, 4x4. As low as $349 a
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VFW Road, Cheboygan, MI 231-6276700.
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2008 Pontiac G6. Liquid Silver metallic, Ebony Cloth seats, 30 mpg! 2.4
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Rivertown Auto Group, 989 VFW
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2010 Ford Fusion. 34 MPG, 3 to
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are one owners. Sale Price $9,999
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Road, Cheboygan, MI 231-627-6700.
2011 Chevy Malibu LS. Impressive
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Mist Metallic and Cocoa/Cashmere
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Chevrolet-Cadillac, 1861 US 31
North, Petoskey, 231-347-2585.
I BUY CARS! Wrecked or in need of
mechanical repair, 1995 and up.
Gaylord area. 989-732-9362
LOOKING FOR A GOOD Used vehicle?
Browse my inventory at
Cherie 231-587-9550
CASH FOR OLD CARS. Please don't
send to crusher. Michel's Collision &
Restoration 231-348-7066
FOR SALE: 1940 FORD PICKUP. 231348-7066
FUR COATS. Bargain prices. Ranch
mink coat with fox trim, full length,
$675. Natural mink jacket, $175.
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Call today. Riverview Outdoor
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HAY AND Straw for sale. 989-8285126 or 989-620-5476
Hay for sale, square bales, Gaylord,

GM/Chrysler in Grayling has an
immediate opening for a light duty
auto technician. Position requires
state certification and tools.
Professional dealership working environment. Requires current unrestricted Michigan driver's license. Call
Dave Petrie, Service Manager at
Scheer Motors in Grayling for an
interview appointment. 989-3485451.
COMMUNITY SUPPORT STAFF needed to work in AFC homes and apartments in Boyne City, Charlevoix and
Antrim County. Please apply in person at 203 S. Maple, Mancelona, MI.

GRAYLING – Part Time Salesperson.
We publish 2 weekly newspapers,
The Weekly Choice and the
Charlevoix County News. Work your
Contractor. Great Commission. 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. Must have computer, Internet access and dependable transportation. E-mail info to
Dave at
In-Home Care Provider – Full Time.
The Crawford County Commission on
Aging is accepting applications for a
full-time Homemaker. Starts at
$9.02/hr. Duties include light housekeeping, bathing and supervision of
older adults needing assistance.
Preferred candidate will have two
years professional caregiving experience or Nurse’s Aide certification.
Application packets must be picked
up at 308 Lawndale, Grayling and
returned by 5:00pm 10/14/14.

desk, harvest table and 4 chairs,
loveseat, beautiful condition. 231546-4222
WALNUT Hutch, large trunk, antique
wall clock, elm framed mirror, walnut
buffet, oak rocker, oil paintings,
tables and chairs. 989-619-6609.
44 Magnum, 357, and 38 ammo for
sale. Call 517-231-1657 for details
Always buying old savage rifles and
most 22 rifles, 989-390-1529.
BUYING GUNS. Any kind. Collector,
appraising, top dollar paid, 231-8812050.
Gun Shop. New and Used Guns in
Rose City, Michigan 48654. Buying
old Winchesters. Call 989-709-1944.
Thanks, Terry Dennis
MIO Gun show. Saturday, October 11
from 9am - 3pm at the Mio
Community Center located 2 blocks
east of Rite-Aid. Admission is $5,
under 12 free with adult. Contact
989-335-3195 for more info.

around first of October. Gaylord. Call
Brian, 517-231-1657 for details

The Watcher, $19.95 Medium,
$22.95 Large. Watcher gives you a
clearer, earlier and later image than
any other hunting mirror. We guarantee satisfaction. or (318)932-4616.
150.51 ACRES, 1hour from
Albuquerque, Santa Fe. Electricity.
Mountain and Mesa views. $645
acre, 20 year fixed rate. Owner
financing. 877-797-2624

GARAGE. Nicely updated, near trails
in Lovells. Owner financing considered. $68,000. 989-348-8960 or
We sell Energy Star modular homes,
let us build your new home or replace
your fire loss. See our model, give us
a call for an appointment. Northland
Homes, 989-370-6058.

Looking to hire:
2 Log Yard Equipment Operators
1 Sawyer
1 Filer
1 Lumber Inspector
(Experience required)
6 Entry Level Positions
(Ability to do manual labor)

Full benefits after successful
completion of probationary period.
Apply at Manpower in Gaylord.

Automotive Review
Camaro Z/28
is Motor Trend’s Best
Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is Motor
Trend’s 2014 Best Driver’s Car. It’s the
first American-brand car to win the 7year-old award.
The Best Driver’s Car contenders are
selected from all new or significantly
revised performance cars launched in
the 12 months prior to the test. To pick
the winner, the editors of Motor Trend
Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is Motor Trend’s 2014 Best Driver’s Car. It’s the first Americanconduct objective and subjective testing – including digitally instrumented laps brand car to win the 7-year-old award. Shown here; a 2014 Camaro Z/28 uses media
at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and blasting as a solution to prevent tires from slipping on the rim during hard braking and
acceleration on the track. PHOTO "© GENERAL MOTORS."
high-speed driving up and down a 4.3mile hill climb on a closed rural highway –
unique exterior is designed like a race car to produce
to determine which car delivers the most engaging expedownforce
that presses the car against the track for
rience behind the wheel.
greater grip and faster lap times. Comprehensive chassis
and suspension changes, including a lower center of
After completing that battery of tests, the editors of
gravity, specific stabilizer bars, higher-rate coil springs
Motor Trend wrote: “The transformation of the fifth-genand
other chassis and suspension features have been
eration Camaro from ‘muscle car that handles pretty
for the track – enabling more than 1.08 g in
well’ to Best Driver’s Car winner is astounding. You feel
and 1.5 g in deceleration.
the superior engineering in how the car responds to
inputs both internal and external. From within, the car
reacts immediately and precisely to your commands but
doesn’t punish your mistakes. From the outside, the
Z/28’s suspension attacks bumps and dips with an
unbridled passion for keeping the tires on the pavement.”

$6.99 WALLEYE MEAL. Monday all
day only at Gobblers of Gaylord, 900
S. Otsego, Gaylord. 989-732-9005

The East Jordan United Methodist
Church has an immediate opening
for a qualified church musician. The
job entails providing (mostly) traditional service music on the organ or
piano at one weekly worship service
plus directing and accompanying a
small 4-part choir. Interested persons
should contact Pastor Craig Pahl at
517-262-4595 or send a resume to:
EJUMC Music Search c/o Pastor
Craig Pahl, PO Box 878, East Jordan,
MI 49727.

Previous winners of Motor Trend’s Best Driver Car
award were:
- 2007 Porsche 911 GT3
- 2008 Audi R8
- 2009 Porsche Cayman S
- 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia
- 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera 2S
- Porsche 911 Carrera 4S
“The mission for the new Z/28 was to create the most
capable, best-handling Camaro in our history,” said Mark
Reuss, General Motors’ executive vice president, Global
Product Development. “As such, I can’t think of a better
validation of that mission than for the Z/28 to be named
Motor Trend’s Best Driver’s Car.”
The Camaro Z/28 builds on the legacy of the original
SCCA Trans Am-series contender introduced in 1967. Its


Racing-bred dampers, tires and Brembo carbon
ceramic brakes play important roles in not only maximizing performance, but making it more predictable and
consistent with every lap. Engineers also made sure the
Z/28 was as light as possible to maximize its power-toweight ratio. Everything from lightweight wheels to thinner rear-window glass is used to reduce curb weight and
improve the overall weight balance. The carbon ceramic
brake rotors, for example, collectively save more than 20
pounds of unsprung weight, compared to the Camaro
In fact, 100 percent of the unsprung mass – suspension, wheels, tires and brake system – has been changed
from the Camaro SS, dramatically enhancing the balance
and overall driving feel of the Z/28.
A 7.0L LS7 V-8 rated at 505 horsepower (376 kW) and
481 lb-ft of torque (652 Nm) complements the lightweight vehicle components to give the car an enviable
7.6:1 power-to-weight ratio. It was bred on the racetrack,
with features designed for high-rpm performance and
durability, including a durable forged-steel crankshaft,
lightweight titanium connecting rods and high-flow
cylinder heads with lightweight titanium intake valves.

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Classes begin October 4th
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and October 18
for Kindergarten - 2nd grade
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THE OCEAN Corp. 10840 Rockley
Road Houston, Texas 77099. Train
for a new career. Underwater Welder.
Commercial Diver. NDT Weld
Inspector. Job placement assistance.
Financial aid available for those who
qualify. 800-321-0298.

New 2014 Coachmen Clipper 106 ST
Pop-up Camper. This is a 10 ft. box
and comes equipped with a furnace,
fridge, awning, jacks, spare, storage
trunk in the front, fantastic fan in the
ceiling, and it's prepped for cable TV.
Large selection of various sizes and
models in stock. MSRP 10,192. Sale
Price $7,995. Payments as low as
$119 a month. International RV
World, 277 N. Expressway Court,
Gaylord, MI 49735. 989-448-8700.
Sales Hours: Monday – Saturday
9am – 5pm, Closed Sundays. Service
Hours Mon- Sat 9am - 5pm.

Used 1996 Terry 5J Fifth Wheel.
Slideout, awning. Sale Price $4,995.
Petoskey RV USA, 2215 US Highway
31 N. Petoskey, MI 49770. Phone

WANTS TO purchase minerals and
other oil & gas interests. Send details
PO Box 13557, Denver, Co 80201
2 CAT Scratchers, $35 each. Cat
Tree, $105. 989-350-0392
Chihuahua, male, 1 year old, white
with brown patches. Gaylord. Leave
message at 989-702-2099.
JUDIES DOG is open 6 days a week,
Monday - Saturday, 8am. 989-7051115, 618 West Mitchell St, Gaylord
Private Investigator, Licensed. Skip
Trace anyone, anything, anywhere.
Reasonable, Affordable and Ready.
Let's talk about your case. 989-7311111.
2015 Forest River Flagstaff Classic
Super Lite 831FKBSS. Very nice
Travel Trailer. Power Tongue Jack,
Power Stabilizers (4), Power Awnings,
Raised Refer Fronts, 15,000 Ducted
A/C, 2 Slideouts. Stock FL0971. Sale
Price $31,995. Freeway RV. Exit 270
on I-75, Waters, MI. 888-731-4198.
2015 Forest River Salem Cruise Lite
Midwest 195BH. 19 foot bunkhouse
travel trailer. 2 rear stabilizer jacks,
cable TV ready, nitrogen filled tires.
Stock SA6330. Sale Price $9,995.
Freeway RV. Exit 270 on I-75, Waters,
2015 Skycat 220 B Toy Hauler.
25,000 BTU furnace, 15,000 BTU
A/C, carbon monoxide detector,
propane leak detector, awning. MSRP
$24,164. Sale Price $17,900.
International RV World, 277 N.
Expressway Court, Gaylord, MI
49735. 989-448-8700. MON-SAT:
9AM - 5PM. SUNDAY: Closed
New 2014 Bighorn Silverado 34 SE
Fifth Wheel. 3 Slideouts, side by side
frig, leather furniture, fireplace and a
whole lot more. MSRP $56,071. Sale
Price $37,995. Payments as low as
$319 a month. International RV
World, 277 N. Expressway Court,
Gaylord, MI 49735. 989-448-8700.
Sales Hours: Monday – Saturday
9am – 5pm, Closed Sundays. Service
Hours Mon- Sat 9am - 5pm.
New 2014 Chaparral 29 BHS Fifth
Wheel. Nice bunkhouse with 3
Slideouts. Huge living area plus outdoor kitchen with frig, sink and stovetop. MSRP $48,191. Sale Price
$28,995. Payments as low as $245
a month. International RV World, 277
N. Expressway Court, Gaylord, MI
49735. 989-448-8700. Sales Hours:
Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm,
Closed Sundays. Service Hours MonSat 9am - 5pm.

Used 2003 Salem 25 FB Travel
Trailer. Sale Price $4,995. Petoskey
RV USA, 2215 US Highway 31 N.
Petoskey, MI 49770. Phone 231-3473200.
Used 2005 Cedar Creek 30 RLBS
Fifth Wheel. Very nice unit with rear
living room. Clearance Price
$13,900. Petoskey RV USA, 2215 US
Highway 31 N. Petoskey, MI 49770.
Phone 231-347-3200.

New 2014 R-Pod 171. Rear Queen
Bed, Refrig, 2 Burner Range, Single
Kitchen Sink, Bath w/Toilet &
Lavatory, Front Booth Dinette,
Overhead Cabinets, Ext. Storage and
More. MSRP $18,661. Sale Price
$12,995. Payments as low as $149
a month. International RV World, 277
N. Expressway Court, Gaylord, MI
49735. 989-448-8700. Sales Hours:
Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm,
Closed Sundays. Service Hours MonSat 9am - 5pm.

Used 2011 Springdale 266 Travel
Trailer. Slideout, large power awning,
dual entrance, rear living room, flat
screen TV. Sale Price $13,995.
Petoskey RV USA, 2215 US Highway
31 N. Petoskey, MI 49770. Phone
Used 2013 Grey Wolf 19 RR Travel
Trailer. Toy Hauler, power awning,
power jack. Sale Price $12,900.
Petoskey RV USA, 2215 US Highway
31 N. Petoskey, MI 49770. Phone

New 2014 Viking 14R Travel Trailer.
Easy to pull and a low, low price.
MSRP $12,325. Sale Price $9,995.
Payments as low as $110 a month.
International RV World, 277 N.
Expressway Court, Gaylord, MI
49735. 989-448-8700. Sales Hours:
Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm,
Closed Sundays. Service Hours MonSat 9am - 5pm.

Used Jayco Kiwi 21 C Travel Trailer.
Awning, two foldouts. Sale Price
$5,995. Petoskey RV USA, 2215 US
Highway 31 N. Petoskey, MI 49770.
Phone 231-347-3200.
CUSTOM SEWING and Alterations by
Nancy. Gaylord area. 989-350-2861

New 2015 Catalina 273 DBS Travel
Trailer. Rear double bed with bunk
above, Queen bed with 2 wardrobes,
outdoor camp kitchen, Slideout,
Power jack, power awning. MSRP
$25,504. Sale Price $17,995.
Payments as low as $189 a month.
International RV World, 277 N.
Expressway Court, Gaylord, MI
49735. 989-448-8700. Sales Hours:
Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm,
Closed Sundays. Service Hours MonSat 9am - 5pm.

DJ/KARAOKE SERVICE available for
weddings, clubs or parties.
References and information at 989732-3933

Pre-Owned 2011 Coleman 270BH.
Nice Travel Trailer. Rear Bunks, 1
Large Bottom Bunk With Small Upper
Bunk, RV Queen Bed, Full KitchenStove/Oven/Micro-Wave/Large
Double Door Frig, Large Awning.
Stock number U1015. Sale Price
$13,499. Freeway RV. Exit 270 on I75, Waters, MI. 888-731-4198.

PLOWING and removal. Walkways
and doors cleared. Will do the job
just the way you want it. Salting and
sanding. Insured. Gaylord area. 989731-4447, 989-370-3117

Furnaces, Air Conditioning, Sales and
Service. Quality Workmanship 989350-1857
years experience. In home service.

SNOWBLOWER. Like new, Wizard 10
HP, 29 inch cut with elec. start,
$500. 231-546-4222

Pre-Owned 2011 Heartland Bighorn
3585RL. Beautiful 5th Wheel With All
The Amenities, Trail Air Suspension,
Slide Room Awnings, Power Jacks,
Universal Docking Station, Wide
Open Design, Hard Surface Counter
Tops, Fireplace, Central Vacuum,
King Size Bed. Stock Number C3283.
Sale Price $39,949. Freeway RV. Exit
270 on I-75, Waters, MI. 888-7314198.

2000 POLARIS 700 XC Deluxe.
Reverse, studded, 1,100 actual
miles, cover. 2000 Polaris 500
Classic. Electric start, reverse, studded, cover, 1,000 actual miles. 2
Place covered trailer, black. Excellent
shape, package deal, $5,500 obo.
APS Mini-Warehouse of Gaylord has
5x10 units available for just $35 a
month. No long term contract necessary. In town, safe storage. Larger
units also available. Call 989-7328160.

Used 1995 Dutchman Pop-up
Camper. Furnace. Very Nice. Sale
Price $2,995. Petoskey RV USA,
2215 US Highway 31 N. Petoskey, MI
49770. Phone 231-347-3200.
Used 1996 Sportsmen 2800
Bunkhouse Travel Trailer. Awning,
bike rack. Sale Price $5995.
Petoskey RV USA, 2215 US Highway
31 N. Petoskey, MI 49770. Phone

1999 Lexus RX300 4x4. Golden
Pearl, Tan heated leather, Steering
Wheel Controls, Sunroof, Deep in
Rubber wrapped be sharp alloys, 6disc CD, memory seat & beautiful!
Sale $8,449. Dave Kring ChevroletCadillac, 1861 US 31 North,
Petoskey, 231-347-2585.


AWD, runs good. Blue book value
$3,000 Will sell for $2,500. Call 989350-9235.


2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5. 4WD, tow
pkg, power moonroof. Sale Price
$5,995. Rivertown Auto Group, 989
VFW Road, Cheboygan, MI 231-6276700.

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Always wanted a new home - did not want the challenge of
building? This just completed home, built in the tradition of
Sepp Natter is the perfect answer. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, great
room, gourmet kitchen, master suite with walk-in closet. The
comforts of home would not be complete without a perfect
stone fireplace and central air conditioning. Walkout lower level
features roughed plumbing, egress windows, fully insulated and
waiting for your design completion. Spacious 2,000 sq.ft. main
floor offers the option of 4,000 sq.ft of living space when the
lower level is completed. $355,000

Nicely updated home in a great neighborhood. Kitchen and
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2004 GMC Envoy. 4WD, tow pkg.
nice! Sale Price $5,995. Rivertown
Auto Group, 989 VFW Road,
Cheboygan, MI 231-627-6700.
2005 Chevy Equinox LT. Summit
White with Tan cloth, with sunroof,
CD, alloy wheels, tinted windows, air.
Just arrived and ready for your driveway! Sale $8,949. Dave Kring
Chevrolet-Cadillac, 1861 US 31
North, Petoskey, 231-347-2585.

2004 Chevy Silverado Z71 4x4.
Loaded with features, tan heated
leather, spray in cargo box, side window wind vanes, steering wheel radio
controls, 6 disc CD, 5.3 liter V8 &
more! Sale $5,949. Dave Kring
Chevrolet-Cadillac, 1861 US 31
North, Petoskey, 231-347-2585.

2008 GMC Sierra. 4x4, bedliner, tow
pkg. Sale Price $15,900. Rivertown
Auto Group, 989 VFW Road,
Cheboygan, MI 231-627-6700.

Small, private collector paying cash
for Baseball cards before 1960. 231373-0842. Gaylord Area

2005 Chrysler Pacifica. Touring pkg,
4 captain chairs, rear console, 3rd
row seat. Sale Price $4,995.
Rivertown Auto Group, 989 VFW
Road, Cheboygan, MI 231-627-6700.
2006 Chevy TrailBlazer LS 4x4. New
Arrival! With CARFAX buyback guarantee. Charcoal cloth seats, OnStar,
sunroof, 6-disc CD, satellite radio &
more! Sale $8,949. Dave Kring
Chevrolet-Cadillac, 1861 US 31
North, Petoskey, 231-347-2585.
2007 Kia Sportage LX. 5 speed, gas
saver. As low as $149 a month.
Rivertown Auto Group, 989 VFW
Road, Cheboygan, MI 231-627-6700.
2008 Toyota RAV4- 4x4. Barcelona
Red with great economy in a 4x4!
Ready for any roads, roomy too! With
fold down rear seats perfect for hauling, swing-a-way rear door! Sale!
$12,949. Dave Kring ChevroletCadillac, 1861 US 31 North,
Petoskey, 231-347-2585.
2011 GMC Yukon XL, SLT, 3rd row
seat, leather, tow pkg, back-up camera, DVD, 4x4. As low as $349 a
month. Rivertown Auto Group, 989
VFW Road, Cheboygan, MI 231-6276700.

2004 Chevy Silverado. 4WD, Z-71 Off
Road, tow pkg, Bose sound, 4 door,
leather. Sale Price $5,999. Rivertown
Auto Group, 989 VFW Road,
Cheboygan, MI 231-627-6700.
2005 Chevy Colorado LS. Z-71, 4x4,
4 door, tow pkg. As low as $249 a
month. Rivertown Auto Group, 989
VFW Road, Cheboygan, MI 231-6276700.
2005 Dodge Ram Quad Cab 4x4. In
Go Mango. Hood scoop, Bright
chrome alloys, Tonneau cover, body
stripes, side windows wind vanes,
Running boards, bed liner & more!
$13,949. Dave Kring ChevroletCadillac, 1861 US 31 North,
Petoskey, 231-347-2585.
2007 Chevy Silverado. Bedliner, 4x4,
hitch, 5 speed. As low as $199 a
month. Rivertown Auto Group, 989
VFW Road, Cheboygan, MI 231-6276700.

2011 Dodge Ram SLT. 4x4, bedliner,
tow pkg, 4 door, 5.7L Hemi, nicely
trimmed. Sale Price $21,000.
Rivertown Auto Group, 989 VFW
Road, Cheboygan, MI 231-627-6700.

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2005 Toyota Sienna LE. Seats 7,
AWD, 4 captain chairs. As low as
$199 a month. Rivertown Auto
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1999 Ford Ranger XLT. Jalapeno
Clearcoat, Prairie Tan cloth, air
Conditioning, 5 speed stick, bed liner,
2.5 liter inline 4 cylinder, great tires
and Very clean! Sale! $5,949. Dave
Kring Chevrolet-Cadillac, 1861 US 31
North, Petoskey, 231-347-2585.
2001 Chevy Silverado _ ton. CARFAX
1 owner in bright white! New Lower
price! Was $7,749, Great for your
hauling needs, one you need To see
to appreciate! Sale! $6,949. Dave
Kring Chevrolet-Cadillac, 1861 US 31
North, Petoskey, 231-347-2585.

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Feature Property
On the Market

2531 Krause Road, Frederic

Listed by Brian Jergenson of Keith Dressel Realty (KDR) (989) 732-1707

Home in wooded paradise
with resort-style amenities
south of Gaylord

Compliments of
Ed Wohlfiel

Cosmetic issues are easy to
Part 1 of 2
Home shopping for first-time homebuyers it’s an exciting, albeit nerve-wracking,
experience. If you’re like others in the market for their first home, you probably have
in mind exactly how your soon-to-be home
will look.
But it’s important not to fall into the bad
decorating, dingy walls and dirt-bare back
yard equals bad-home trap. If you don’t see
past the hideous wallpaper, funky light fixtures and avocado green carpeting, you may
miss out on a home with great potential.
And, if you’re looking for a home in a seller’s market where homes are being snatched
up as soon as they go on the market, you’ll
come to realize you can’t be choosy if you
want to make a competitive offer.
One of the first things to do is to get preapproved for a loan and determine the maximum you can afford to offer for a house.
Don’t look at homes that are asking for more
than 5 percent above your maximum, otherwise you’ll be setting yourself up for disappointment if you find the perfect—but outside your budget—home.
So what to do?
The floor plan of the home is extremely
important. If a floor plan isn’t quite to your
liking, consider rearranging it or adding on.
If you’re looking at an existing home and
will need to remodel or expand to suit your
needs, the estimated cost of renovation
needs to be considered when making an
Also, consider the features of a home:
Walls. While these are among the easiest
to remedy, they also make a huge first
impression. If the walls need to be painted,
are covered in wallpaper or are painted a
color you find distasteful, picture them crisp
and clean in the color of your choice—that’s
how they could look after you paint them.
Floors. Like walls, carpet or floor surfaces
that are old or outdated can be easily
replaced. You could even ask for a carpet
allowance in your bid, especially if you’re in
a buyer’s market.
View. Things like old, ugly—even dirty—
windows and window treatments can make
a view appear less desirable. Those things
can be improved, so unless the only view
you have is of your neighbor’s clunker on
the side of the house, don’t get hung up on
what is surely a fixable view.

By Jim Akans
Nestled into a woodland paradise south of Gaylord,
this sharp, clean ranch home also has access to a host
of resort-style amenities.
The three-bedroom, two-bath home has just under
1,000 square feet of living area that includes a large
main living room with vaulted ceiling, an open
kitchen and dining space with beautiful cabinetry and
built-ins, and this home offering also comes fully furnished!
Outdoors, the wooded property and surroundings
invite natural beauty to your door. And while the setting is peaceful and private, there is also access to a
host of resort-style amenities. Among those are lake
access, a clubhouse with sauna, pool tables, rowboats,
paddleboat, canoes and even bikes. This property is
also close to State Land as well as other lakes.
What an exceptional year-round or vacation get away. It is
also an incredible bargain… listed at just $45,000. Call Koske
Realty today for a private showing. (989) 732-1012 or email

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period September 15, 2014 through September 21, 2014.” (RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES ONLY )

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1738 S. Otsego Ave., P.O. Box 641, Gaylord, MI 49735

North of
Vanderbilt in
Woodland Hills
sub. Great
Building Site or
Hunting Parcel.

MLS #281401

Another 5K price reduction
on this family friendly
newer ranch close to town.
3 bedrooms, 2 3/4 baths,
master suite, open kitchen,
attached 2 1/2 car garage,
basement, gas fireplace, new
ceiling fans, and fenced in
back yard. Convenient location but no city taxes.

MLS #289919



Chalet on secluded
3.5 acres adjoining
hundreds of acres of
state land. Split stone
fireplace, trapezoid
windows, and recess
lighting. 24 x 36 heated and insulated
garage with storage
and extra bonus room, bath. Full unfinished basement and storage shed
too. $99,500. MLS #293331

64 A

Of hardwoods and
open land with
frontage on Old 27
and Thumb Lake
Road. 33 feet of
frontage on Fleming
Lake too. Great for
horses, or business.

MLS #290966



Seller Just Invested More
than $7K in New Kitchen
Cabinets and Flooring in
this Sprawling 3 Bed, 2 Bath
Grayling Ranch. Two New
Additions in last 10 Years.
New Roof, Furnace, Central
Air, Hot Water Heater, and
Windows too. Hardwood or
Pergo Flooring or Cushy Carpet Throughout. Maintenance Free Vinyl Siding,
Maintenance Free Covered Front Porch, Freshly Painted Spacious Back Deck
to Enjoy Roomy, Fenced-In Back Yard. This Gorgeous Home Sits on a 5 Block
Crawl and is Clean as a Whistle. $99,900. MLS #285904

and an interior to
match. 3 bed, 2 bath,
ranch with new hardwood floors create
rich, warm feel. Tile
floors too. Natural gas
fireplace and central
air. Plus new refrigerator, microwave, garage
door opener and
newer roof, hot water heater adds to your peace of mind. Attached heated garage, large fenced in back yard that you can enjoy from the deck.
Sweet place...Sweet price. $129,000. MLS #292577