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GRAYLING -- The 53rd


annual Grayling Buck Pole is
now in the record books with
a Tuesday opener showing
good numbers of bucks
being taken in the Crawford
County area.
This years event started
with temperatures near 40
degrees on the morning of
the first day and lower tem-
peratures on the second day.
First-day activity was right at
the same level as the year
before with 18 deer hung by 5
p.m. Anyone arriving on the
first day with a deer after 5 is
allowed to hang their buck
on day two. One hunter just
missed the deadline but was
back on Wednesday. The sec-
ond day saw 12 deer being
hung, an increase from eight
on day two in 2010.
For almost 20 years the
Camp Grayling Conservation
Club has sponsored and
staffed the running of the
Buck Pole. Hunters are
awarded prizes in various
categories such as first buck
for the day or youngest
hunter. The deer are not only
weighed but the antlers are
measured and a scoring sys-
tem that takes into consider-
ation total spread, number of
points, and length of points
assigns a score used to deter-
mine the best buck of the two
days. The overall winner
receives a new scoped hunt-
ing rifle. It is possible to win a
prize in more than one cate-
gory.
Jack Millikin, owner of
Skips Sport Shop, stated we
have some nice deer brought
in this year with many
hunters having better luck
than my own so far for
firearm deer season 2011.
The Buck Pole at Skips is a
second-generation structure
replacing the wooden pole
used for many years. This
Puck Pole is made of steel
and features a rear platform
and electric winch that
makes weighing and scoring
the deer much easier. Back in
the day you did most of your
work from a ladder that was
moved back and forth that
was not only time consuming
but sometimes slightly dan-
gerous due to snow. It was
not uncommon to pull a deer
up with the rope and pulley
system and then slip and
slide across the parking lot in
the snow as the weight of the
deer pulled back.
Starting out the first day
was an out-of-breath Tim
Moore, who rushed in with
the first buck at 8:40 a.m. At
the end of the first day the
heaviest deer was 187
pounds and it also had the
highest antler score of 145
inches, shot by Don Handy of
Grayling. The youngest
hunter, Dallas Johnson, was
only 14 years of age and the
oldest hunter, Bob Prause,
was 72. The first woman was
veteran hunter Carrie
LaMotte and she was excited
to FINALLY be the first
female.
Tuesday, the second day of
the season, greeted hunters
with 30-degree weather at
dawn accompanied by
cloudy skies. The first buck
on day two arrived at 10:30
and it was taken by John
Galloway. The days oldest
hunter was Dale Clyma, who
stuck around to help hang a
few deer.
The first woman to bring in
a buck on day two was
Kristina Tennant and the
youngest hunter was Alex
Thomson. Tom Rademaker
and Trent Priest, both from
Alma, were hunting up
toward Deward and bagged
their bucks within an hour of
each other. Adding their deer
to the pole pushed the 2011
total deer count past the 2010
take by one deer.
At close to 4 p.m. Chelsea
Partello arrived adding one
more to the total with a 130-
pound buck. As the minutes
ticked away with less than an
hour to go two hunters
arrived with the two largest
bucks of the opener. Jeff
Stiver of Roscommon
brought a 160-pound buck
that scored out with 147,
which would be the best
score for the next 10 minutes.
Mark Mikowski of
Williamsburg hung the last
buck of the day, weighing a
total of 159 pounds, but with
a winning rack score of 155
for the best rack of the two-
day opener.
One minute before the
Buck Pole closed 11-year-old
Mallory Hatfields father slid
into the parking lot with a
spike horn his daughter had
shot off from Military Road.
Mark Mikowski won a
Remington Model 700, .270
caliber with a Tasco 3x9x40
scope for having the Best
Buck of 2011.
Tuesday, Nov. 15
1. Tim Moore, Grayling
(111 pounds, 30 span)
2. Carrie LaMotte, Frederic (134, 41 5/8)
3. Dallas Johnson, Grayling (102, 38 5/8)
4. Erik Graham, Grayling (134, 85 )
5. Frank Smith, Midland (102, 62 )
6. Bob Prause, Grayling (119, 35 3/8)
7. Chopper Steffes, Grayling (123, 68 )
8. Carrie Moon, Grayling (120, 76 )
9. Mike Stockmaster, Grayling (136, 89)
10. Bob Bernier, Clarkston (100, 45)
11. Don Handy, Grayling (187, 145 )
12. Nick Santioni, Lincoln Park (158, 122 )
13. Dave Donaldson, Shelby Twp (119, 43 )
14. Bill Hart, Grayling (135, 84 5/8)
15. Keith Bishop, Roscommon (135, 98 )
16. Art Wargo, Rochester Hills (115, 44 1/8)
17. Brent Steffey, Grayling (130, 104 3/8)
18. Ron Rokcozy, Grayling (126, 73 )
Wednesday, Nov. 16
1. John Galloway, Grayling (110, 37 )
2. Kristina Tennant, Grayling (118, 48 )
3. Ryan Halstead, Grayling (165, 117 )
4. Dale Clyma, Grayling (115, 93 )
5. Bart Horcha, Brighton (147, 106)
6. Dan Bonamie, Grayling (162, 130 )
7. Alex Thomson, Grayling (131, 62)
8. Tom Rademaker, Alma (112, 76 )
9. Trent Priest, Alma (108, 19 )
10. Chelsea Partello, Grayling (130, 85)
11. Jeff Stiver, Roscommon (160, 147)
12. Mark Mikowski, Williamsburg (159, 155 )
13. Mallory Hatfield, Grayling (146, 28 )
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The Hornets' super senior outside hitter
capped a brilliant prep career in the
Class D quarterfinals Tuesday against
Forest Park, fueling the Friendly Fire up
front with a team-high 17 kills.
The 53rd annual buck
pole on opening day of
rifle season showed good
numbers taken in the
Crawford County area
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Tim Moore of Grayling, shown here with his family,
was the first person to bring in a buck to the Grayling Buck Pole on opening day.
Mark Mikowski of Williamsburg displays the largest rack of the 2011 Grayling
Buck Pole, spanning 55 inches.
Dallas Johnson of Grayling
Youngest Hunter
14 years old
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011
Grayling Buck Pole in the books
GRAYLING BUCK POLE AWARDS
BEST BUCK of 2011 Mark Mikowski (159 pounds, 155 span)*
* Grand Prize -- Remington Model 700, .270 caliber with a Tasco 3x9x40 scope
Tuesday, Nov. 15
First Buck Tim Moore, Grayling (111 pounds, 33 span)
First Woman Carrie LaMotte, Frederic (134 pounds, 41 span)
Youngest Hunter Dallas Johnson, Grayling (14 years old)
Oldest Hunter Bob Prause, Grayling (72 years old)
Heaviest Buck Don Handy, Grayling (187 pounds, 145 span)
Largest Rack Don Handy, Grayling (187 pounds, 145 span)
Wednesday, Nov. 16
First Woman Kristina Tennant, Grayling (118 pounds, 48 span)
Oldest Hunter Dale Clyma, Grayling (71 years old)
Youngest Hunter Mallory Hatfield (11 years old)
PHOTO COURTESY OF SKIPS
PHOTO COURTESY OF SKIPS
PHOTO BY BOB GINGERICH
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GAYLORD Petoskeys
angular junior middle hitter
Megan Tompkins, who cast a
long shadow at the net all sea-
son long for the Northmen,
was chosen to the first-team
roster of the 2011 Big North
All-Conference volleyball
team. Tompkins was an intim-
idating presence up front with
her long arms and her ability
to both block and slam the ball
with severe authority.
Katie Kidd earned second-
team honors for Petoskey
while junior Kelsey Ance was
an honorable mention choice.
Earning honorable mention
for Gaylord were Dakota
Pelach and Paige Reinelt.
FIRST TEAM
Katlyn Agren, Cadillac
Taylor Briggs, Cadillac
Hannah Pohlman, T.C. West
Katie Placek, T.C. West
Nina Radakovich,
T.C. Central
Megan Tompkins, Petoskey
SECOND TEAM
Brittany Bell, T.C. Central
Brenna Bourdage, Alpena
Nicole Bruggema, Cadillac
Courtney Holmes, Alpena
Paige Johns, T.C. West
Katie Kidd, Petoskey
HONORABLE MENTION
Kelsey Ance, Petoskey
Chandler Diehl,
Ogemaw Heights
Andrea Gillette,
Ogemaw Heights
Selena Golnick, Cadillac
Brie Goodno, T.C. Central
Dakota Pelach, Gaylord
Paige Reinelt, Gaylord
Courtney VanHouzen,
T.C. West
BIG NORTH CONFERENCE
2011 VOLLEYBALL TEAM
Volleyball
BNC volleyball team named
Big North All-Conference named
Football
By Mike Dunn
GAYLORD The 2011 Big
North All-Conference foot-
ball roster features two play-
ers from undefeated league
champ Petoskey who were
first-team picks on both
offense and defense. Senior
Joe Rocket Robbins, who
rewrote the Petoskey record
book as an explosive running
back, was chosen for the
backfield on offense and also
for his stellar play in the sec-
ondary.
Senior Shane Severn was a
6-foot-2, 230-pound tower of
strength for the Northmen at
tackle on the O-line and at
defensive end.
Other Petoskey players to
earn first-team recognition
in 2011 were tight end Zak
Lewis and senior lineman
Jordon Smith on offense and
rangy 6-foot-3 senior middle
linebacker Hunter Stinger on
defense.
Gaylord had three players
on the second-team roster,
including hard-hitting senior
linebacker Caleb Tomes,
sturdy senior defensive line-
man Chaz Moore and senior
big-play threat Chris
Crenshaw at wide receiver.
Second-team picks for
Petoskey included leg-
churning senior wingback
Cody Fryzynski, rawhide-
tough 5-foot-5 Little
Dynamite defensive line-
man Kegan Schoenith, line-
backer Pat Antonides and
senior free safety Quinn
Ameel, who also played quar-
terback on offense.
Here is the full 2011 roster:
FIRST TEAM
Offense
QB Isaiah Hackney, T.C. West
RB Ryan Verschuren, T.C. Central
RB Brandon Benac,
Ogemaw Heights
RB Joe Robbins, Petoskey
WR Jared Webb, Cadillac
WR Joe Prokes, T.C. Central
TE Zak Lewis, Petoskey
L Jordan Strope, T.C. West
L Shane Severn, Petoskey
L Riley Norman, Cadillac
L Jordon Smith, Petoskey
K Kevin Cronin, T.C. Central
Defense
L Shane Severn, Petoskey
L Brandon Male, Alpena
L Nick Keller, T.C. Central
L Tyler Shaffer, T.C. West
LB Tom Dihle, Alpena
LB Hunter Stinger, Petoskey
LB Nate Pupel, T.C. Central
LB Keith Eargood, Cadillac
DB Joe Robbins, Petoskey
DB Isaac Baker, Cadillac
DB Sheldon Roberto,
Ogemaw Heights
P Tyler Lightner, Cadillac
Specialist Jimmy Williams,
Ogemaw
SECOND TEAM
Offense
QB Sheldon Roberto,
Ogemaw Heights
RB Griffin Forrester, T.C. West
RB Cody Fryzynski, Petoskey
RB Richie Heyd, Cadillac
WR Chris Crenshaw, Gaylord
WR Jerome Hunter,
Ogemaw Heights
TE Isaac Baker, Cadillac
L Alex Repke, Alpena
L Andrew West, T.C. Central
L Brandon Parcell, Cadillac
L Jack Ford, Cadillac
K Jake Gorter, T.C. West
Defense
L Gunner Myers, Cadillac
L Kegan Schoenith, Petoskey
L Chaz Moore, Gaylord
LB Caleb Tomes, Gaylord
LB Matt Beem, T.C. West
LB Pat Antonides, Petoskey
LB Brandon McKee, T.C. Central
DB Boone Marois, T.C. Central
DB Dustin Tucker, T.C. West
DB Quinn Ameel, Petoskey
P Ryan Verschuren, T.C. Central
HONORABLE MENTION
QB T.J. Schepperly, T.C. Central
Jalen Brooks, Cadillac
TE Freddie Owens, Ogemaw
Nick Richardson, T.C. West
OL Chad Bruski, Alpena
Trevor Adams, Gaylord
Alec Stevens, Ogemaw
Patrick Miller; T.C. Central
Trevor Willnow, T.C. West
Connor Hayes, T.C. West
Ryan McConnell, Cadillac
DL Spencer LaRose, Gaylord
Brad Keller, T.C. Central
Sean Kane, Alpena
LB Trent Hunt, Gaylord
Garrett Hartley, Ogemaw
Derrick Diver, T.C. West
Kyle Bachelder, Ogemaw
DB Kevin Bey, Alpena
Caleb Briethaupt, T.C. West
Keegan Reynolds, Petoskey
Alex Webber, Gaylord
Gordon Hoyem, Gaylord
Specialists Donnie Cizek, T.C. West
Ethan Siegert, Alpena
Eian Delph, Petoskey
Ben Lewis, T.C. Central
K Nick Paquet, Cadillac
Robbins, Severn are first-
team picks for Petoskey on
both offense and defense;
Gaylord places three on
second-team roster
Petoskey senior Joe Rocket Robbins was named
to the first-team All-Conference roster on offense and defense.
BIG NORTH CONFERENCE 2011 FOOTBALL TEAM
GAYLORD The 2011 Ski
Valley All-Conference volley-
ball team has been
announced and, not surpris-
ingly, the Pellston, Onaway
and Johannesburg-Lewiston
teams are represented on the
first-team roster.
Pellston senior outside hit-
ter Tayler Friend and senior
setter Samantha McNitt, who
were instrumental in leading
the Hornets to their second
consecutive conference title
as well as to district and
regional titles, were both
first-team picks after stellar
campaigns. Friend and
McNitt were both All-State
last year and are certainly
candidates to repeat that
honor this year.
Junior Emily Estep, who
helped Onaway to a strong
finish in the conference and
to a district championship,
was a first-team pick as well
along with versatile
Johannesburg-Lewiston jun-
ior Abby Schlicher.
Also representing Pellston
on the second team is slam-
ming senior outside hitter
Shelby Hughey. Mariah Ehrke
and Megan Estep of Onaway
also made second team
along with Jenna Davis of
Mancelona.
Logan Kleinhenz of
Pellston was honorable men-
tion along with Karyn
VanderPloeg of Mancelona,
Katie LeBlanc and Ellyn
Milan of Gaylord St. Mary,
Tiffany Nickert and Hannah
Huff of Johannesburg-
Lewiston, and Sandy Bischoff
and Katelynn Brendley of
Inland Lakes.
FIRST TEAM
Tayler Friend, Pellston
Katie Johnson, Forest Area
Samantha McNitt, Pellston
Marissa Ingersoll, Forest Area
Taylor Neighorn, Central Lake
Emily Estep, Onaway
Abby Schlicher, Johannesburg-Lewiston
SECOND TEAM
Emily Gonyer, Forest Area
Shelby Hughey, Pellston
Mariah Ehrke, Onaway
Megan Estep, Onaway
Jenna Davis, Mancelona
Olivia Herring, Bellaire
Sheila Crouse, Central Lake
HONORABLE MENTION
Tabitha Cecil, Forest Area
Logan Kleinhenz, Pellston
Karyn VanderPloeg, Mancelona
Ali Lampman, Bellaire
Katie LeBlanc, Gaylord St. Mary
Ellyn Milan, Gaylord St. Mary
Tiffany Nickert, Johannesburg-Lewiston
Hannah Huff, Johannesburg-Lewiston
Lauren Rogers, Central Lake
Sandy Bischoff, Inland Lakes
Katelynn Brendley, Inland Lakes
SKI VALLEY CONFERENCE 2011 VOLLEYBALL TEAM
Pellston, Onaway and Joburg are represented on 2011 first-team roster
Volleyball
Ski Valley All-Conference team
Petoskey junior middle hitter
Tompkins makes first-team
roster; Kidd is second-team
pick for Northmen
PHOTO BY DAWN SMITH
SVC All-Conference named
Football
By Mike Dunn
GAYLORD The 2011 Ski
Valley All-Conference foot-
ball team has been named
and the Mancelona and
Johannesburg- Lewi st on
squads dominate the first-
team roster. Mancelona
repeated as league champ,
going undefeated for the sec-
ond year in a row, and
Johannesburgs only defeat
came at the hands of the
Ironmen.
Onaway, the surprise team
of the Ski Valley season with
its third-place finish, had two
first-team selections on
defense.
Mancelona backfield
mates Wyatt Derrer and
Austin Spires, who both sur-
passed 1,000 yards this sea-
son and helped the Ironmen
to a second-straight berth in
the Div. 7 district champi-
onship game, made the first-
team offense along with sen-
ior teammates Dalton Sulz
and Nick Hoogerhyde on the
line.
Making the grade for
Mancelona on defense were
junior Kyle Schepperley, who
started in the secondary as
well as at quarterback, and
junior defensive end
Brandon Scott.
Representing the Cardinals
of Johannesburg on the
offense were junior QB Alex
Payne, who engineered the
complex wing-T ground
assault that has been a staple
in the J-L offense for many
years, along with junior full-
back Mitch Hardy, who was
chosen as the Herald Times
Player of the Year after an
outstanding campaign in
which he surpassed 1,000
yards rushing.
Senior center Sean
Aisthorpe, a formidable force
in the middle of the O-line,
and senior tight end Nick
Michael were also first-team
selections for the Cardinals.
Senior two-way trench
warrior Blake Huff, one of the
most dominant linemen in
the Ski Valley, was a first-
team pick for J-L at defensive
end and linebacker Drake
Skowronski was a first-team
pick as well along with senior
Gunnar Owens as punter.
Other players from the
coverage area making the
first-team roster on offense
this year were Gaylord St.
Mary speedy running back
Pat Switalski, another 1,000-
yard rusher, and power-
blocking Pellston tackle
Travis Matthews.
On the defensive side,
hard-hitting linebacker
Bulldozer Bobby Lupu and
defensive back Jason Sigsby,
who was also a force at run-
ning back for the Cardinals
and coach Earl Flynn, were
first-team selections along
with gritty blue-collar battler
Dustin Cochran of Inland
Lakes on the line and team-
mate Cody Bonilla in the sec-
ondary.
The full 2011 roster is listed
below:
FIRST TEAM
Offense
QB -- Alex Payne, Johannesburg-Lewiston
RB -- Mitch Hardy, Johannesburg-Lewiston
RB -- Wyatt Derrer, Mancelona
RB -- Austin Spires, Mancelona
RB -- Pat Switalski, Gaylord St. Mary
L -- Travis Matthews, Pellston
L -- Sean Aisthorpe, Johannesburg-Lewiston
L -- Dalton Sulz, Mancelona
L -- Nick Hoogerhyde, Mancelona
L -- Caleb Windish, Central Lake
TE -- Nick Michael, Johannesburg-Lewiston
TE -- Trevor Papineau, Central Lake
Defense
L -- Blake Huff, Johannesburg-Lewiston
L -- Brandon Scott, Mancelona
L -- Dustin Cochran, Inland Lakes
L -- Dylan Buffman, Central Lake
LB -- Drake Skowronski, Johannesburg-Lewiston
LB -- Bobby Lupu, Onaway
LB -- Tom Hall, Forest Area
LB -- Jordan Cecil, Forest Area
DB -- Kyle Schepperley, Mancelona
DB -- Jason Sigsby, Onaway
DB -- Cody Bonilla, Inland Lakes
P -- Gunnar Owens, Johannesburg-Lewiston
Special Teams
Jake Seaney, Central Lake
SECOND TEAM
Offense
QB -- Gabe Nowicki, Gaylord St. Mary
RB -- Brian Jurek, Pellston
RB -- Brian VanCoillie, Johannesburg-Lewiston
RB -- Shane Bacon, Inland Lakes
TE -- Mike Schaefer, Pellston
TE -- Christian Tollini, Onaway
L -- Tyler Crider, Mancelona
L -- Jerry Birgy, Forest Area
L -- Josh Martin, Forest Area
L -- Sean Boughner, Inland Lakes
Defense
L -- Dakota Orman, Mancelona
L -- Jon Tyson, Mancelona
L -- Bryer McGinn, Onaway
L -- Trey Leach, Onaway
LB -- Josh VanTilberg, Pellston
LB -- Justin Gedda, Onaway
LB -- Austin Jensen, Inland Lakes
DB -- Kevin Schepperley, Mancelona
DB -- Matt Spyhalski, Gaylord St. Mary
DB -- Kyle Hiltunen, Central Lake
HONORABLE MENTION
Central Lake -- Gus Meriwether
Forest Area -- Austin Vance, Justin Burke,
Tyler Birgy
Gaylord St. Mary -- Nick Harrington,
Mike Stutesman
Inland Lakes -- Zach Sommerville
Johannesburg-Lewiston -- Logan Miller,
Wyatt Pelton
Onaway -- Alex Fullerton, Chae Whitsitt,
Dane Rasper
Pellston -- Jake Friedenstab
Champ Mancelona, runner-up Joburg are well-represented on first-team roster
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GAYLORD The North Star
League 2011 All-League vol-
leyball roster was announced
recently and two players
from Mio made the first
team.
Danielle Krupp and
Conner Smith represent the
Thunderbolts on the first
team while teammates Nona
Rhoads and Shelby
Satkowiak made second
team and Cheyanne Powell
was honorable mention.
Ashley Markin of Atlanta
was a second-team selection
and Kayla Durocher of the
Huskies was honorable men-
tion.
FIRST TEAM
Hailey Wolkens, Hale
Alissa Clink, Hillman
Abby Olree, Hillman
Danielle Krupp, Mio
Conner Smith, Mio
Paige Lewandowski, Posen
SECOND TEAM
Ashley Markin, Atlanta
Brooklyn Robinson AuGres
Anita Rollins, AuGres
Shelby Rhein, Hale
Audrey Julka, Hillman
Nona Rhoads, Mio
Shelby Satkowiak, Mio
Emily Delekta, Posen
HONORABLE MENTION
Kayla Durocher, Atlanta
Chelsea Miller, AuGres
Elizabeth Farrand, Hale
Amanda Kennard, Hillman
Jensen Tchorzynski, Hillman
Cheyanne Powell, Mio
Anna Couture, Posen
NORTH STAR LEAGUE
2011 VOLLEYBALL
Mios Krupp, Smith are first-team picks; Markin of Atlanta is second-team pick
Volleyball
NSL names All-League roster
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Above:
Johannesburg
-Lewiston QB
Alex Payne
(3) hands
the ball off
to fullback
Mitch Hardy
during the
playoff
game
against Beal
City.
Left:
Mancelona
junior Wyatt
Derrer
sliced,
slashed and
slammed
his way to a
1,000-yard
rushing
season for
the
Ironmen.
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PHOTO BY MIKE DUNN
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NCAA Schedule
Tuesday, November 22
Miami (Ohio) at Ohio 7:00 pm
Thursday, November 24
Tuskegee at Alabama State 4:00 pm
Texas at Texas A&M 8:00 pm
Friday, November 25
Louisville at South Florida 11:00 am
E. Michigan at Northern Illinois 11:00 am
Bowling Green at Buffalo 12:00 pm
Iowa at Nebraska 12:00 pm
Houston at Tulsa 12:00 pm
Kent St. at Temple 1:00 pm
Akron at W. Michigan 1:00 pm
Toledo at Ball St. 2:00 pm
Arkansas at LSU 2:30 pm
Boston College at Miami (Fla.) 3:30 pm
Colorado at Utah 3:30 pm
Pittsburgh at West Virginia 7:00 pm
UTEP at UCF 7:00 pm
California at Arizona St. 10:15 pm
Saturday, November 26
Georgia at Georgia Tech 12:00 pm
Ohio St. at Michigan 12:00 pm
Cincinnati at Syracuse 12:00 pm
Rutgers at Connecticut 12:00 pm
Rice at SMU 12:00 pm
Michigan St. at Northwestern 12:00 pm
Iowa St. at Oklahoma 12:00 pm
Tennessee at Kentucky 12:20 pm
Maryland at N. Carolina St. 12:30 pm
Troy at W. Kentucky 12:30 pm
Grambling at Southern 2:00 pm
Nevada at Utah St. 2:00 pm
Wyoming at Boise St. 2:00 pm
Duke at North Carolina 3:30 pm
Virginia Tech at Virginia 3:30 pm
Vanderbilt at Wake Forest 3:30 pm
Alabama at Auburn 3:30 pm
Purdue at Indiana 3:30 pm
Penn St. at Wisconsin 3:30 pm
Illinois at Minnesota 3:30 pm
FIU at M. Tenn. St. 3:30 pm
Oregon St. at Oregon 3:30 pm
Missouri at Kansas 3:30 pm
East Carolina at Marshall 3:30 pm
UAB at Fla. Atlantic 4:00 pm
La.-Lafayette at Arizona 4:00 pm
New Mexico St. at Louisiana Tech 4:00 pm
Memphis at Southern Miss 4:00 pm
Air Force at Colorado St. 6:00 pm
Florida St. at Florida 7:00 pm
Mississippi at Mississippi St. 7:00 pm
Texas Tech at Baylor 7:00 pm
Washington St. at Washington 7:30 pm
Clemson at South Carolina 7:45 pm
Notre Dame at Stanford 8:00 pm
San Jose St. at Fresno St. 8:00 pm
UCLA at USC 10:00 pm
San Diego St. at UNLV 10:00 pm
Tulane at Hawaii 11:00 pm
Week 12
Tuesday, November 15
Northern Illinois 41, Ball State 38
Wednesday, November 16
Ohio 29, Bowling Green 28
Western Michigan 24, Miami (OH) 21
Thursday, November 17
No. 8 Virginia Tech 24, North Carolina 21
UAB 34, No. 20 Southern Miss 31
Marshall 23, Memphis 22
Friday, November 18
Iowa State 37, No. 2 Oklahoma State 31
(2OT)
Toledo 44, Central Michigan 17
Saturday, November 19
No. 12 South Carolina 41, Citadel 20
No. 15 Michigan State 55, Indiana 3
No. 18 Michigan 45, No. 16 Nebraska 17
No. 17 Wisconsin 28, Illinois 17
Louisville 34, Connecticut 20
Northwestern 28, Minnesota 13
Rutgers 20, Cincinnati 3
Texas A&M 61, Kansas 7
Buffalo 51, Akron 10
Iowa 31, Purdue 21
No. 14 Georgia 19, Kentucky 10
Georgia Tech 38, Duke 31
No. 24 Auburn 35, Samford 16
Florida 54, Furman 32
Temple 42, Army 14
Kent State 28, Eastern Michigan 22
No. 3 Alabama 45, Georgia Southern 21
Wyoming 31, New Mexico 10
Wake Forest 31, Maryland 10
Arkansas State 45, Middle Tennessee 19
Tulsa 57, UTEP 28
No. 6 Arkansas 44, Mississippi State 17
North Carolina State 37, No. 7 Clemson
13
No. 11 Houston 37, Southern Methodist 7
No. 19 TCU 34, Colorado State 10
No. 21 Penn State 20, Ohio State 14
Miami (FL) 6, South Florida 3
Missouri 31, Texas Tech 27
Oregon State 38, Washington 21
Rice 19, Tulane 7
Troy 34, Florida Atlantic 7
San Jose State 27, Navy 24
Notre Dame 16, Boston College 14
Louisiana Tech 24, Nevada 20
Utah State 49, Idaho 42 (OT)
Utah 30, Washington State 27 (OT)
Florida International 28, Louisiana-
Monroe 17
Air Force 45, UNLV 17
No. 1 LSU 52, Ole Miss 3
East Carolina 38, UCF 31
Western Kentucky 31, North Texas 21
Tennessee 27, Vanderbilt 21 (OT)
Virginia 14, No. 25 Florida State 13
UCLA 45, Colorado 6
USC 38, No. 4 Oregon 35
No. 22 Baylor 45, No. 5 Oklahoma 38
No. 10 Boise State 52, San Diego State
35
No. 13 Kansas State 17, No. 23 Texas 13
Arizona 31, Arizona State 27
No. 9 Stanford 31, California 28
Brigham Young 42, New Mexico State 7
Fresno State 24, Hawaii 21
Division I Bowl Subdivision College Football
by Mike Dunn
MANISTIQUE The journey
ended just short of Battle
Creek this year. The Pellston
volleyball team was seeking
its fourth straight berth in the
Class D Final Four at the
Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek
but came one victory shy of
that goal, losing to undefeat-
ed Crystal Falls Forest Park in
four games on Tuesday, Nov.
15, in the quarterfinals at
Manistique.
Pellston won game one
against the Trojans 25-21 but
lost the next three games by
scores of 25-15, 25-13 and 25-
20. The Hornets ended
another notable volleyball
season with an outstanding
47-11-5 record while Forest
Park improved to 36-0-4.
Pellston repeated as Ski
Valley Conference champ for
the second year in a row as
well as adding district and
regional championship tro-
phies to the burgeoning
school display case for the
fifth year in a row.
Pellston coach Chris Myers
did not offer any excuses
after the quarterfinal loss,
giving the Trojans credit for
playing a better match.
Pellston swept Forest Park in
the 2010 quarterfinals but
this time around it was the
team from the U.P. coming
out on top.
Hornet senior outside hitter
Tayler Friend, who conclud-
ed another All-State caliber
season and leaves the pro-
gram as one of the top play-
ers ever to come through
Pellston, led the way up front
once again, rapping out 17
kills with 10 digs even though
she drew Forest Park defend-
ers like magnets every time
she went into attack mode.
Fellow senior and fellow
three-year varsity starter
Samantha McNitt also fin-
ished a brilliant prep career
at Manistique. McNitt was
McMarvelous as setter one
final time for the Hornets,
accumulating 32 assists in
the match. Shelby Hughey,
another outstanding senior
outside hitter, slammed eight
kills and middle hitter Emma
Dunham delivered five
blocks. Abby Bodzick was
bodacious in the back row,
covering the floor like green
on grass as she recorded a
team-high 18 digs and the
versatile Hughey accumulat-
ed 11 digs.
Tanner Bartczak led the
Trojans with 16 kills while 6-
foot sophomore middle hit-
ter Lexi Gussert garnered 11
kills and Audrey Sholander
stroked 10 kills.
Coach Myers expressed pride
for the players and apprecia-
tion for their efforts through-
out another strong season.
Forest Park went on to face
Battle Creek St. Philip in the
Class D semifinals and lost in
three games, 25-22, 25-12,
25-14. St. Philip then went on
to repeat as state champ
again, beating Wyoming Tri-
Unity 25-16, 25-13, 25-11.
Pellston bows to undefeated Forest Park squad, fails to advance to Final Four in
Battle Creek for fourth straight time
Volleyball
Hornets fall in D quarterfinal
HeadWaters Land Conservancy Shares in the
Success of Land Trusts across the Country
As reported in USA Today and other news outlets across the
country, Land Trusts are growing stronger each year. As the
new Executive Director of HeadWaters Land Conservancy in
Gaylord, Laura Justin could not be more thrilled. It is so
rewarding to know we are making a difference in the 11 coun-
ties we service. I knew the numbers would be good before the
Land Census was released based on the number of people I
speak to every day who want to protect their land now and
into the future.
Everyone in a community benefits from Conservation
Easements and Preserves. Every day we pass by places we
love to look at. Maybe its a patch of river, a stand of woods or
a peaceful meadow. We enjoy that experience the
unspoiled natural beauty, but we rarely consider how we
would feel if that land or water was taken away through devel-
opment. We just count on the fact that the beautiful places
will be there day after day, said Justin. HeadWaters is active-
ly working to protect the land and water of northeastern
Michigan by serving the conservation needs of private
landowners and the public.
HeadWaters Land Conservancy protects over 8,200 acres of
land and more than 27 miles of water frontage. This year has
been an especially successful one with several Conservation
Easements nearing completion that represent an additional
890 acres and almost 20,000 feet of waterfront. These num-
bers reflect the addition of a special piece of land just outside
of Gaylord. We are so fortunate to announce the charitable
donation of a 40 acre parcel on the Sturgeon River! This beau-
tiful piece of land is being opened to the community as the
Sturgeon River Preserve in Honor of Rusty Gates, said Justin.
There are still many people in northeastern Michigan who
dont know what a Conservation Easement is which is a big
challenge for HeadWaters Land Conservancy. I find that
some folks have never heard of a Conservation Easement and
others have a misunderstanding of how it all works. People
believe they have to give up their land to protect it and that is
absolutely wrong! We want landowners to stay on their land
and pass it on to future generations or sell the land whenever
they want, knowing the land is protected no matter who owns
it in the future, said Justin.
With so many positive things happening with land protec-
tion all over the country, there is still a challenging reality that
Justin deals with every day. We spend a great deal of our time
fundraising so we can do our work that benefits the commu-
nity members of the 11 counties we serve. Justin continued,
The great part of philanthropy is working with private citi-
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believe in our mission. The difficulty is finding enough com-
munity members who understand that all the beauty and
wilderness and water they see every day could be lost forever
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Our Mission: A Spirit filled family of God united in our fear and love of Christ and
committed to the truth of the Bible. A praying church that equips its members to care,
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Thoughts on...What are you most thankful for??
Daily Word
WEDNESDAY: 1 Kings 2:2-3 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 2 I am going the way of all the earth. Be strong, therefore, and
show yourself a man. 3 Keep the charge of the LORD your God, to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, His command-
ments, His ordinances, and His testimonies, according to what is written in the Law of Moses, that you may succeed in all
that you do and wherever you turn
THURSDAY: John 11:40-42 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 40 Jesus *said to her, Did I not say to you that if you believe,
you will see the glory of God? 41 So they removed the stone. Then Jesus raised His eyes, and said, Father, I thank You
that You have heard Me. 42 I knew that You always hear Me; but because of the people standing around I said it, so that
they may believe that You sent Me.
FRIDAY: Romans 1:8 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because your
faith is being proclaimed throughout the whole world.
SATURDAY: 1 Timothy 1:12 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me,
because He considered me faithful, putting me into service,
SUNDAY: 1 Thessalonians 3:8-10 The Message (MSG) 6-8But now that Timothy is back, bringing this terrific report on your faith
and love, we feel a lot better. It's especially gratifying to know that you continue to think well of us, and that you want to see
us as much as we want to see you! In the middle of our trouble and hard times here, just knowing how you're doing keeps us
going. Knowing that your faith is alive keeps us alive. 9-10What would be an adequate thanksgiving to offer God for all the
joy we experience before him because of you? We do what we can, praying away, night and day, asking for the bonus of see-
ing your faces again and doing what we can to help when your faith falters.
MONDAY: Ephesians 1:15 The Message (MSG) 15-19That's why, when I heard of the solid trust you have in the Master Jesus and
your outpouring of love to all the followers of Jesus, I couldn't stop thanking God for youevery time I prayed, I'd think of
you and give thanks. But I do more than thank. I askask the God of our Master, Jesus Christ, the God of gloryto make
you intelligent and discerning in knowing him personally, your eyes focused and clear, so that you can see exactly what it is
he is calling you to do, grasp the immensity of this glorious way of life he has for his followers, oh, the utter extravagance of
his work in us who trust himendless energy, boundless strength!
TUESDAY: 1 Corinthians 15:57 King James Version (KJV) 57But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord
Jesus Christ.
WEDNESDAY: Colossians 3:17 King James Version (KJV) 17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the
Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
What are you most thankful for?
Over the years, I have been blessed in many ways, I live in a land
with more freedom and luxury than most of the worlds population
has known. I have a nice house, a wonderful wife and family, fulfill-
ing work, and health. Asking myself what I am most thankful for can
take some time, because there are so many things I can weigh against
each other.
In our Sunday evening studies, we have been reading the book of
Job. He sounds a lot like me in the beginning, until everything he is
thankful for was taken away. Though he was devastated at the loss of
all these blessings - including his children - Job did not lose the one
think that kept him steady through the turmoil. Job did not lose his
faith in God. While all the other stuff was important and the loss
was considerable, Job did not succumb to despair. I believe that this
shows that Job did not lose the one thing that was most important to
him.
So I suppose if there is only one thing I can choose, I would have
to say that the relationship I have with Jesus Christ as my personal
Lord and Savior would be what I am most thankful for.
Life, liberty and the pursuit of happi-
ness. Friends, family and the time to
spend. A job to go to and health.
Tom Jarman, Sims North Carolina
My health and
good parents.
Eric Tomkow, Vanderbilt
My family and my boy friends fam-
ily. That my parents got to move to
Kentucky and do what God wants
them to.
Samantha Sobleski, Petoskey
Sharing this special time with
friends and family. Fall colors
and winter coming up.
Gene Foley, Ellsworth
I'm thankful to be alive.
Glen Leavitt, Petoskey
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A Northern Michigan residential/recreational community and resort.
Servicing: Antrim and Otsego counties; Mancelona, Star and Hayes townships.
Centrally located between Gaylord, Waters, Mancelona, Alba and Boyne Country.
Go 1o www.lakesothenorthlOA.com or community news, directories, upcoming
eents, calendars, documents, by-laws and restrictie coenants.
"Investment Lots
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1999 HOLLY PARK
980 sq ft, 3 bedrooms, 2 full
baths, freshly painted interior,
central air, Lakes of the North
lot back to commons, exterior
storage shed, log & woodchip
border landscaping. Includes:
stove, refrigerator,
microwave,washer/dryer.
Furniture is negotiable. Lakes
of the North Member Amenities
$19,900. MLS #275009
www.lukeselIheaerIh.tem
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TWO LOG AND STONE HOMES
connected by extensive log
deck/walkway. Walkout Chalet with
4 bedrooms, 2 baths, crock wood-
stove, 8 x 13 screened porch built
around a tree. Apartment with two
car garage beneath is an open
area with stone fireplace, pine T/G
cathedral ceilings and skylights. 4
lots. This Home was successfully a
part of the Lakes of North Vacation
Rental Program.
$150,000. MLS 273393
(231) 585-6200
www.lakesofthenorth.com
LOG/STONE RANCH
+ loft. Stone Fireplace is center
focal point; Pine Cathedral ceil-
ings+walls; full wall bookcases;
log staircase; 34x24
garage+added drive-
thru+steps to possible loft. 600'
from Harold Lake Park.
$155,000. MLS 273785
Also or additional inormation about Lakes o the North............
Go to www.lakesothenorth.com to iew all o Lakes o the North amenities: Deer Run Gol Course, Settings
Restaurant, Campers Village, Clubhouses and Lakes, Airstrip, Diamond \ Riding Stable, Sportmans, lriends
o Music and Social Actiities Committee inormation, as well as Vacation Rentals, lomes and Lots or sale..
Go to www.lakesothenorthhoa.com to iew the associations' site with monthly calendar o eents, newsletter,
by-laws and restrictie coanents and management inormation.
(231) 585-6200
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1600 SQ. FT.
Plus full basement with outside
access; family room; 4 lots; natu-
ral brick fireplace with wood
mantle; 3 bedrooms; 1.75 baths;
beamed ceilings & wainscoat; 2
decks; HWBB heat; newer
berber carpet; 24 x 24 heated
drywalled + metal ceiling garage.
Lakes of the North Amenities.
$94,900. MLS 267256
(231) 585-6200
www.lakesofthenorth.com
CHALET SET IN THE WOODS
1350 sq.ft + Oasis 14x11 Screened
Patio Room with knotty pine
accent. Step down Family Room
with Cathedral Ceiling + fireplace, 3
bedrooms, 1.5 baths, Home
Warranty, Topas cast iron stove, 2
LOTS, owned L/P tank, newer win-
dows and doors, 2 ft extension on
garage, extended roof/canopy over
back door.
$84,900. MLS 274510
(231) 585-6200
www.lakesofthenorth.com
CHALET
22x12 '07 addition creating a
covered patio,lower walkout, 3
bedroom, 2 1/2 car garage, 2
lots, Magic heat/tubes & blow-
er,ceramic woodstove,'07 steel
roof,granite counter
tops,unique wood interior.
Lakes of the North Amenities.
$89,900. MLS 273353
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By Jim Akans
Thanksgiving is the quintessential American holiday. Food,
family, football and restored faith in the thankful capacity of
mankind merge in a day long celebration on the fourth
Thursday of Novembera tradition ensconced in a time-
worn vision of Pilgrims wearing big black hats sharing their
bounty with Native Americans many moons ago.
There is one day that is oursThanksgiving Day is the one
day that is purely American. ~O. Henry
Thanksgiving, when the Indians said, Well, this has been
fun, but we know you have a long voyage back to England.
Jay Leno
Today, about 45 million turkeys dont look forward to the
approach of Thanksgiving at all. That how many birds
Americans will be carving up for the annual feast according to
the US Department of Agriculture. Other Thanksgiving meal
staples include sweet potatoes, cranberries, and of course,
pumpkin pie with lots of whipped cream.
An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on
Thanksgiving Day. ~Irv Kupcine
What we're really talking about is a wonderful day set
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I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving? ~Erma
Bombeck
Sharing a belt-loosening stuffing with family and friends
gathered around the table is a wonderful Norman Rockwell
worthy image representing the warmth, reunion
and kindness embracing the Thanksgiving holiday.
There are over 117 million households in the
United States, and the vast majority will be holding
a special Thanksgiving feast this Thursday.
Forever on Thanksgiving Day the heart will find
the pathway home, ~Wilbur D. Nesbit
On Thanksgiving Day, all over America, families
sit down to dinner at the same moment - halftime.
~Author Unknown
Oh yes, Lions football and the annual Macys
Thanksgiving parade are must see turkey-day television
events as well as great excuses to eat snacks before sitting
down to a huge feast. The Macys parade, known for elaborate
floats, balloons and celebrity appearances, began in 1924,
actually the same year Americas Thanksgiving Parade first
marched down the streets in Detroit. The annual Detroit
Lions Thanksgiving football game tradition started ten years
later, in 1934, with a 19 to 16 loss against the Chicago Bears,
and with the exception of a hiatus between 1939 and 1944, the
game has been played every year since, with an overall record
hovering around the .500 mark. This year the Lions will play
the Green Bay Packers starting at 12:30 pm and will be tele-
vised on FOX. If you plan to eat Thanksgiving dinner after the
gamego easy on the snacks during the game.
Do not get tired of doing what is good. Don't get discour-
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appropriate time. - Galatians 6:9
Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action. ~W.J. Cameron
Yet, most of all, Thanksgiving is a time for sharing our bless-
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brated by the simple act of sharing a laugh, a remembrance, a
kind word, and a delicious, hearty meal.
O Lord that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with
thankfulness. ~William Shakespeare
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the
highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
~John Fitzgerald Kennedy
If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank
you," that would suffice. ~Meister Eckhart
A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the par-
ent of all the other virtues. ~Cicero
Memorable words regarding Americas
favorite holiday
Some Thanksgiving
Turkey Talk
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NEWER HUGE HUD HOME
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Feet Living Space. Large Master Suite, Fireplace and Family
Room. Some TLC Required. Guthrie Lakes Offers Deeded
Access to 2 Lakes, Clubhouse and Heated Pool.
$48,000. MLS #275830
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Comes Furnished Too. $59,900. MLS #276289
SPARKLING
3 Bed, 2 Bath
Country Ranch
on 30 Acres.
Spotless Country
Kitchen, Hickory
Cabinets, Center
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Oak Doors,
Marvin Windows,
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NEW PRICE!
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Mother-in-Law Layout. $144,900. MLS #272563
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MLS #274224
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Shed, Fenced in Yard and doggie door for Fideo. Great
Place...Great Price. $129,000. MLS#271016
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On the Market
How To
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Compliments of
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Part 1
Prepping and staging a
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top dollar. Does that sound
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how to professionally spruce
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Here's How:
1. Disassociate Yourself
With Your Home.
Say to yourself, "This is not
my home; it is a house -- a
product to be sold much like
a box of cereal on the grocery
store shelf.
Make the mental decision
to "let go" of your emotions
and focus on the fact that
soon this house will no longer
be yours.
Picture yourself handing
over the keys and envelopes
containing appliance war-
ranties to the new owners!
Say goodbye to every room.
Don't look backwards --
look toward the future.
2. De-Personalize.
Pack up those personal
photographs and family heir-
looms. Buyers can't see past
personal artifacts, and you
don't want them to be dis-
tracted. You want buyers to
imagine their own photos on
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that if yours are there! You
don't want to make any buyer
ask, "I wonder what kind of
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myself living here."
3. De-Clutter.
People collect an amazing
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over a year, you probably
don't need it.
If you don't need it, why
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away?
Remove all books from
bookcases.
Pack up those knickknacks.
Clean off everything on
kitchen counters.
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in use.
Think of this process as a
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anyway.
11085 Sprucedale Circle, Elmira
Contact-Dorothy Francis, Lakes of the North Real Estate (231) 585-6200
Real Estate
By Jim Akans
This weeks feature home is a sharp, three bedroom, two bath ranch style
home located in the wonderful Lakes of the North community just a short
drive from Gaylord.
The home features approximately 1,300 square feet of well-designed living
space, ideally suited for both the family or downsizing lifestyle. The living,
dining, and master bedroom areas are all accented with beautiful laminate
wood flooring, adding a classic touch of warmth to the character and
style of the interior dcor. The floor plan exemplifies all the
conveniences of single-level living; include a main floor laun-
dry and utility room area, and an attached two-car garage.
Low maintenance and energy efficiency are also a priority, with a
high efficiency furnace system and additional ceiling insulation, durable
metal roofing, and easy to care for vinyl sided exterior. There are plenty of
outdoor amenities here as well, with a wood front porch decking, a large
20 by 16 foot rear deck, 8 by 8 foot yard deck, and a very cool princess
hideout play structure in the back yard.
Thats not all. This wonderful ranch home is also located in the amaz-
ing Lakes of the North community, and homeowners will enjoy year-
round resort style amenities. Those include clubhouses, swimming pool,
two lakes, Deer Run golf course, Diamond W Riding Stable, the Settings
Restaurant, an airstrip, and the DNR snowmobile trails and cross-country
skiingall located just a short distance from the doorstep of this home.
The listing price for this Lakes of the North ranch home is just $77,500.
For more information or to arrange a tour of this home, call Dorothy
Francis at 231-585-6200 or email at Dorothy@lakesofthenorth.com
Sharp Lakes of the North
ranch home
NEW LISTING
Call Cindy Clark at (989) 350-5520
cindyclarkred@charter.net
Well cared for home in desirable Crestwood Subdivision
(on a cul-de-sac)
1900 sq ft 3-4 bedroom home
2 full baths
2 fireplaces
Attached 2-car garage
Large lot
New hot water heater
New well pump
Heat pump (air conditioner
& heat source)
Listed at $147,500
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and type in MLS#276341