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Mancy ace leads Ironmen to Final Four;

VanWagoner of Mancy and Guild of


Joburg are Coaches of Year
By Mike Dunn
GAYLORD For the second
year in a row, the ace of the
Mancelona baseball team
staff has been named the Top
Choice All-Area Player of the
Year. Last year it was then-
senior lefty Taylor Borst, who
is now a football player for
Taylor University. This year
the honor goes to rangy sen-
ior right-hander Craig
Conway.
Conway posted a 14-2
record on the hill this season
with a 1.79 ERA and 118
strikeouts to his credit. He
was 7-1 in the Ski Valley as
Mancelona repeated as
league champs. He wasnt too
shabby with the bat either,
punishing enemy pitching
for a .443 average with 34
RBIs and 27 runs scored.
Jim VanWagoner of
Mancelona and Rick Guild of
Johannesburg- Lewi st on
share the Coach of the Year
honors for 2012.
VanWagoner, who has
earned the honor for the
fourth time in five years,
guided the Ironmen to their
first-ever berth in the Final
Four. Guild led the Cardinals
to a runner-up finish in the
Ski Valley, a district champi-
onship and a school record
32 wins this season. He also
surpassed the 700-win
plateau in his coaching
career.
Joining Conway on the Top
Choice 2012 Dream Team are
Johannesburg- Lewi st on
pitcher and fellow senior
Gunnar Owens; senior catch-
ers Camren Wilson of
Grayling and Tod Schramm
of Inland Lakes; savage-hit-
ting Mio junior first baseman
Nick Mangutz; infielders
Hunter Stinger of Petoskey,
Kyle Schepperley of
Mancelona, Tod Rondo of
Mio, Zak Kruskie of Pellston
and Brett Kortman of
Johannesburg-Lewiston; and
outfielders Brian VanCoillie
of Johannesburg-Lewiston,
Joe Robbins of Petoskey,
Wyatt Derrer of Mancelona
and speedy Pat Switalski of
Gaylord St. Mary. The Dream
Team designated hitter is
hard-hitting senior Alex
Payne of Johannesburg-
Lewiston.
The second team features
pitchers David Waterson of
Petoskey, Zane Tobin of
Grayling and sophomore
Brendon Nowicki of Gaylord
St. Mary; catchers Mitch
Smielewski of Petoskey and
Cole VanWagoner of
Mancelona; first baseman
Blake Huff of Johannesburg-
Lewiston; infielders Anthony
Juillet of Cheboygan, Travis
Bandt of Gaylord, Aaron
LaLonde of Onaway, Zack
Mack and Micah Thomey of
Mio, Garrett Badgero of
Atlanta and Gabe Nowicki of
Gaylord St. Mary; and out-
fielders Dylan Wilkinson of
Cheboygan and Trevor Ackler
of Mancelona.
Conways contributions
from the bump and at the
plate helped the Ironmen
win 29 games in 2012. In
addition to the Ski Valley title,
the Ironmen won their fourth
straight Div. 3 district cham-
pionship and their second
straight regional champi-
onship before winning in the
quarterfinals and advancing
to the Final Four in Battle
Creek for the first time in
school history.
The 6-foot-3 Conway
turned in his finest perform-
ances when they counted the
most in the playoffs, earning
complete-game victories
over Charlevoix in the dis-
trict, Benzie Central in the
region and in the 2-1 eight-
inning triumph over
Newagyo in the quarterfinals.
Conway also helped with his
bat, particularly in the
regional championship game
against Whittemore-Prescott
where he played third base
and knocked in four runs
with a single and double in
support of freshman pitcher
Brandon Dingman. He also
delivered a clutch two-out,
two run single late in the 6-3
victory over Charlevoix and a
two-run double in the 5-2
victory over Benzie Central.
Conway, the only returning
senior on a Mancelona team
that won 28 games the year
before and advanced to the
quarterfinals, knew there
would be a lot placed on his
shoulders this season and he
was prepared for it.
I knew I had to step up
being the only senior, he
said. It motivated me to
work hard in the off-season
and put a lot of time in the
weight room over the winter.
Coach V motivated me a
lot, too. He talked to me after
last season and told me what
the expectations were. He
put his trust me and that
made me work even harder.
Conway more than lived
up to expectations.
We put the ball in Craigs
hands this year and told him
he was our horse,
VanWagoner said. He took it
seriously and put in the time
during the off-season to
make himself ready. Coming
in as the No. 1 pitcher on a
very young team he did
about as well as anybody
could have expected. He not
only won 14 games for us but
he hit the ball hard all year
and he gave us the senior
leadership we needed from
him.
Conway threw an assort-
ment of five pitches, includ-
ing a four-seam and a two-
seam fastball to go with a
slider, curve and change-up.
He mixed his deliveries effi-
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Mancelona ace pitcher Craig Conway shown in action here in the regional victory over
Benzie Central.
Mancelona coach Jim VanWagoner conducts infield
practice before the regional tournament at
Charlevoix.
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PHOTO BY MIKE DUNN
PHOTO BY MIKE DUNN
Conway is Player of Year
S
Athlete of the Week
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FOR WEEK OF JUNE 17-23
GABBI
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PETOSKEY
HIGH SCHOOL
The high-scoring
Northmen soccer for-
ward was picked for
first team All-State in
Division II after a sensa-
tional senior campaign
in which he slammed home 18 goals with 9
assists and led the Big North in scoring.
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THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012
SPORTS
PLAYERS
OF THE YEAR
2012 Craig Conway, Mancelona
2011 Taylor Borst, Mancelona
2010 Jensen Aubry, Grayling
2009 Greg Blanco, Mancelona
2008 Rich Schreiber, Grayling
COACHES OF THE
YEAR
2012 Jim VanWagoner, Mancelona
and Rick Guild, Johannesburg-Lewiston
2011 Jim VanWagoner, Mancelona
2010 Chris Rupe, Wolverine-
Vanderbilt
2009 Jim VanWagoner, Mancelona
2008 Jim VanWagoner, Mancelona
SEE TOP CHOICE BASEBALL
PAGE 3-B
DREAM TEAM
P Craig Conway, Mancelona (12)
P Gunnar Owens, Johannesburg-
Lewiston (12)
C Camren Wilson, Grayling (12)
C Tod Schramm, Inland Lakes (12)
1B Nick Mangutz, Mio (11)
INF Kyle Schepperley,
Mancelona (11)
INF Hunter Stinger, Petoskey (12)
INF Tod Rondo, Mio (12)
INF Zak Kruskie, Pellston (12)
INF Brett Kortman, Johannesburg-
Lewiston (12)
OF Brian VanCoillie,
Johannesburg-Lewiston (12)
OF Joe Robbins, Petoskey (12)
OF Wyatt Derrer, Mancelona (11)
OF Pat Switalski, Gaylord
St. Mary (12)
DH Alex Payne, Johannesburg-
Lewiston (12)
SECOND TEAM
P David Waterson, Petoskey (11)
P Zane Tobin, Grayling (12)
P Brendon Nowicki, Gaylord
St. Mary (10)
C Mitch Smielewski, Petoskey (11)
C Cole VanWagoner, Mancelona
(9)
1B Blake Huff, Johannesburg-
Lewiston (12)
INF Anthony Juillet,
Cheboygan (11)
INF Travis Bandt, Gaylord (12)
INF Aaron Lalonde, Onaway (12)
INF Zack Mack, Mio (11)
INF Micah Thomey, Mio (11)
INF Garrett Badgero, Atlanta (11)
INF Gabe Nowicki, Gaylord
St. Mary (12)
OF Dylan Wilkinson,
Cheboygan (12)
OF Trevor Ackler, Mancelona (11)
HONORABLE MENTION
Alanson Austin Halliday
Atlanta Taylor Juergens
Cheboygan Stan Swiderek,
Jordan Yost
Gaylord Spencer Bajko
Gaylord St. Mary Gabe Nowicki,
Nick Lochinski
Grayling Michael Branch,
Riley Zigila
Inland Lakes Austin LaVigne
Johannesburg-Lewiston Coalton
Huff
Mackinaw City Josh Johnson,
Matt Cornell
Mancelona Logan Borst
Mio Brad Rhoads
Onaway Justin Gedda,
Tommy Auger
Pellston Chris Hass, Nick Nathan,
Andy Hamlin
Petoskey Dillon Kelley
Wolverine-Vanderbilt Shane Bacon,
Seth Purgiel
COACHING STAFF
Jim VanWagoner, Mancelona
Rick Guild, Johannesburg-Lewiston
Shawn Racignol, Petoskey
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Craig Conway, Mancelona
COACH OF THE YEAR
Jim VanWagoner, Mancelona and
Rick Guild, Johannesburg-Lewiston
TOP CHOICE ALL-AREA 2012 BASEBALL TEAM
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Camp focuses on individual skills
and features Ferris State players as
instructors
GAYLORD The Gaylord
Individual Skills Volleyball
Camp is slated for Monday
through Wednesday, July 9-11,
at Gaylord High School.
Current Ferris State University
players will be providing
instruction at the camp.
High school players are slat-
ed for 9 a.m. to noon and mid-
dle school from 1-4 p.m. each
day. The camp fee is $65.
For more information, call
or text Kelly Pelach at (989)
350-0077.
Gaylord
volleyball camp
set for
July 9-11
ciently, averaging 7.4 strike-
outs per game while allowing
less than two earned runs.
What made Conway really
tough, though, was his ability
to bear down in crucial situa-
tions and get the outs. In the
crucial games against
Charlevoix, Benzie Central
and Newaygo, Conway
pitched out of jams several
times. In the 5-2 win over
favored Benzie in the region-
al semifinals, Conway twice
pitched out of bases-loaded
situations without allowing a
run. Two other innings, the
Huskies had two runners on
with less than two outs and
scored just one run.
Craig could take it to
another level when he had
to, VanWagoner said. He
was definitely at his toughest
when he had runners on
base. He could reach back
and deliver his best pitch
when he had to have it.
Conway credited the confi-
dence he felt in catchers Cole
VanWagoner and Kevin
Schepperley and his confi-
dence in the defenders
behind him in the infield and
outfield as a huge key to his
ability to pitch out of jams as
well as to his overall success.
When the situation called
for it I tried to bear down and
focus that much harder, he
said. My goal all year was to
have the hitters pound the
ball into the ground and let
the guys behind me take care
of it. When I needed an out I
was always confident I could
get it. I knew if they hit the
ball, our fielders would get
it.
Conway said the chemistry
that developed between him
on the mound and
Schepperley and
VanWagoner behind the
plate helped immensely. The
infield featuring Dalton Sulz
at third, Kyle Schepperley at
shortstop, Logan Borst at
second and Damion Decker
at first gobbled grounders
like a high-powered Hoover.
The outfield of Kevin
Schepperley in left, Wyatt
Derrer in center and Trevor
Ackler in right was not only
faster than blazes but adept
at tracking down flies and
turning potential doubles in
the alley into loud outs.
I cant say enough about
Kevin and Cole behind the
plate and the defense in the
field behind me, Conway
said. Without that, I would-
nt have done nearly as well.
Kyle was tremendous at
shortstop and Damion was
incredible at first the way he
stretched and made plays.
Dalton was like a truck at
third and Logan knew what
he was doing at second. He
was just a sophomore but he
came up the varsity the year
before as a freshman. We
went into every game know-
ing had a better outfield than
everybody we played. We all
had confidence in each
other.
The highlight of the year
for Conway was the tense 2-1
victory in the quarterfinals.
He scattered six hits and did
not allow an earned run to
Newaygo in eight innings of
work. He struck out seven
along the way.
In the first couple of
innings I was a little wild but
I got in the zone after that
and started slotting my
pitches, he said. My break-
ing pitches were working
really good. After we scored
in the sixth (on Wyatt Derrers
two-out RBI double) you
could feel the momentum
coming to our side. We knew
we were gonna win after
that.
In the eighth inning,
Decker came all the way
around from first with the
winning run when Borst laid
down a bunt and the ball was
overthrown at first base.
When Damion scored, it
was probably the best feeling
Ive ever had in my life, he
said. We knew we were
going to Battle Creek for the
first time in school history. It
was an awesome feeling for
me in my last year knowing I
would get to play downstate.
Conway will be continuing
his baseball career at Albion.
I went down there this
winter for baseball camp and
really liked it, he said. The
coaches were interested in
me so I went back on a
recruiting visit. I liked the
campus and the coaches and
the way they ran the pro-
gram. The coaches are a lot
like Coach V and Coach
(Chris) Saunders, very
knowledgeable about the
game. Theyre also very into
the game and have a passion
for it and that really fits the
type of player I am.
Conway will do some
pitching and also be a posi-
tion player, at least at the
outset.
You go down there for fall
ball and that gives you an
idea of what you want to do
at the college level, he said.
Im leaning toward pitching
but Ill do whatever the coach
wants me to do.
He and Gunnar Owens
from Johannesburg-
Lewiston are both going in as
freshmen at the school in the
fall and will also room
together.
We know each other from
going to the showcase at
Adrian and from playing
against each other so when I
found out he was going there,
too, I was pretty excited,
Conway said. Since were
friends we figured we might
as well room together.
VanWagoner believes
Conway and Owens both
have a lot to offer at the next
level.
Craig has a tremendous
upside with his size,
VanWagoner said. Gunnars
the same way. Theyre both
big, lanky guys who havent
reached their potential
weight yet. When you project
two or three years down the
road after they build their
bodies up and work on their
mechanics, you have a cou-
ple of guys who could really
tear it up. I think they both
can pitch and be successful if
they devote the time to it.
Under VanWagoners tute-
lage, Mancelona has won 29,
24, 28 and 29 games the past
four seasons. This year was
particularly gratifying for the
veteran coach because of the
way the young players on his
team developed during the
season and learned how to
win games.
Im really proud of this
group of young men, he
said. They went above and
beyond. Our pitching with
Craig, Brandon and Kyle
(Schepperley) was very con-
sistent and the kids did the
job in the field game after
game. We werent always con-
sistent hitting the ball but we
were able to use bunts and
steals to manufacture runs
when we had to. Its been a
great year.
Guild joins retired Rogers
City coach Howard Madsen
as the only other baseball
coach in northern Michigan
to reach the remarkable 700-
win plateau.
For Guild, who started
coaching at Johannesburg in
1975, to attain that many
wins in the North Country
where weather is a challenge
year after year and so many
games are cancelled each
spring is nothing short of
amazing. It is a testament to
Guilds ability to mold his
players in to a winning unit
each year, though Guild
deflects praise from himself,
focusing instead on the kids.
It just means Ive had a lot
of good kids, Guild said
modestly in an April inter-
view after reaching the mile-
stone. Weve been fortunate
to have some really good
baseball players here
through the years, kids who
love the sport and put in the
time to get pretty good at it.
Rick Guild in the third base coaching box during a
home game early in the 2012 season.
PHOTO BY JEFF BARAGREY
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Softball
Petoskeys Tori Thompson and Onaways Megan Estep are
first-team picks; Emmy Estep and Brassuer of Onaway are
honorable mention
GAYLORD Two area play-
ers, slugging senior second
baseman Tori Thompson of
Petoskey and sweet-swinging
junior second baseman
Megan Estep of Onaway,
were named first-team All-
State in their respective divi-
sion by the Michigan High
School Softball Coaches
Association (MHSSCA) this
week.
Thompson earned her
honor in Div. 2 after helping
Petoskey post a solid 22-13
record, including 9-3 in the
Big North. Estep was chosen
to the first team in Div. 4.
Megan mauled enemy pitch-
ing and played peerlessly in
the field as Onaway repeated
as undefeated Ski Valley
champs and posted an out-
standing 25-4 record this sea-
son.
Slamming senior shortstop
Kristen Espinoza of Petoskey
was picked for honorable
mention All-State, giving the
Northmen one of the most
potent keystone combina-
tions in the state.
Onaway had two honor-
able mention picks this year.
The Cardinals dangerous 1-2
combo of pitcher Emily Estep
and catcher Samantha
Brassuer was recognized
once again for their contribu-
tions in the field and at the
plate. Emily aka Emmy
Sizzle and Brassuer are
three-year starters with one
more year to pound and con-
found opponents for coach
Jodi Brewbaker.
Scrappy senior first base-
man Karli Jacob of Gaylord
St. Mary was also an honor-
able mention All-State pick.
Karli, a four-year starter for
the Snowbirds, is a prolific
slugger with an educated
glove who has helped St.
Mary put up positive num-
bers year after year.
Thompson, Estep named
All-State
GAYLORD The 32nd
annual Mark Mellon
Memorial Triathlon is slated
for Saturday, July 7, at Otsego
Lake County Park in Gaylord.
This year marks the 30th
anniversary of the popular
triathlon, which was started
in 1981 by Dr. Dennis and
Judy Mellon of Gaylord as a
loving tribute to their son
Mark, who was 16 and a
standout scholar-athlete at
St. Mary when he was tragi-
cally killed in a motorcycle
accident.
The traditional Olympic
Triathlon event features a 1K
swim, 40K bike and 10K run
and the Sprint Triathlon fea-
tures a 500-meter swim, a
20K bike and a 5K run. Relay
teams are welcome to enter
each of the events. There is
also a separate 5K run.
First through third place in
each race will receive prizes,
in addition to prizes in these
age categories: 12-15, 16-19,
20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39,
40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59,
60-64, 65-69, 70-plus.
Prize money for the
Olympic distance races is
$200 each for the male and
female champion; $100 for
second place and $50 for
third place. There is over
$1,000 in raffle giveaways as
well.
The entry fee is $65 for the
Olympic race, $55 for the
Sprint event, and $25 for the
5K race. The fee goes up $10
on the day of the race. All
previous overall Olympic
triathlon champions are free.
The Olympic relay registra-
tion is $125 and the Sprint
relay entry fee is $105. Two-
or three-person teams may
participate.
The pre-race briefing at the
beach begins at 7:45 a.m. The
Olympic race is slated for an
8 a.m. start for the males with
females and relay teams
starting at 8:05. The sprint
race begins at 8:30 a.m. for
the males and 8:35 a.m. for
the females and relays. The
5K run is at 8:45. A post-race
lunch will be served at the
pavilion starting at 10:30 a.m.
and the awards ceremony is
scheduled for 11 a.m.
The County Park is located
off West Otsego Lake Drive,
four miles south of Gaylord
off Old Highway 27.
To register online, visit
www.markmellontri.com.
For more information, call
the County Parks and
Recreation Department at
(989) 732-6521 or send an e-
mail to Race Director Dave
Smith at davidsmith@
mancelonaschools.org.
Mellon Triathlon upcoming in Gaylord
By Doug Derrer
GAYLORD -- In their sea-
son-opening doubleheader
on Tuesday, June 19, in
Gaylord against the Sandlot
the Mancelona Crush swept
both games 7-4 and 16-9.
The Crush jumped out to a
4-0 lead after four innings
before the Sandlot got to
Crush starter Caleb Roberts
for four runs in the fifth
inning. The Crush responded
with three runs in the sixth
inning and cool Crush reliev-
er Kolbi Schumaker shut out
the Sandlot for the final two
innings to earn the 7-4 win.
Dustin Derrer and Zach
Bontrager whacked the ball
with authority, each generat-
ing two hits and two RBIs to
pace the Crush offense.
The Sandlot jumped out to
a 3-0 lead after the first
inning in the nightcap, but
the Crush responded with an
eight run second nning to
take an 8-3 lead into the bot-
tom of the second.
The Sandlot returned fire
with five runs of their own in
the second before Derrer was
summoned to the mound to
take over for Bontrager.
Derrer held the Sandlot to
just one run over the last five
innings while the Crush con-
tinued scoring runs on their
way to a 16-9 win.
The D.A. was delivering
big-time for the Crush in
game two, especially with
runners on base. Dustin
Allen drilled two hits and
knocked in four runs while
Derrer and Logan Borst had
two hits and two RBIs and
Cole VanWagoner stroked a
two-run single to lead the
Crush offense.
On Thursday, June 21, the
Crush welcomed Benzie to
Mancelona and Benzie
would go home happy after
sweeping the Crush 8-1 and
12-5. In the opener Benzie
scored four first-inning runs
and that would be all they
would need as Benzie pitcher
Roddie McNeil limited the
Crush to just two hits, one by
Josh Tyrer and one by
Bontrager in Benzies 8-1 tri-
umph.
In the nightcap the Crush
scored five runs in the sec-
ond inning to take a 5-3 lead,
but that would be the only
offense the Crush could put
together in the game, while
Benzie used a five-run fourth
inning to retake the lead on
their way to a 12-5 win.
The dangerous Derrer had
two hits and an RBI while
Roberts, Tyrer, and Trevor
Ackler each had a hit for the
Crush.
Baseball
Crush sweeps doubleheader with Sandlot by scores of 7-4 and
16-9; Benzie defeats Crush in twinbill
Mancelona Crush open
with sweep
Former British Open champ Debbie Massey invites
women to breast cancer fundraiser at Indian River
INDIAN RIVER Former
British Open champion and
LPGA President Debbie
Massey and PGA pro and
Indian River Golf Club General
Manager Pam Phipps invite
women golfers of all abilities to
a fun day of golf at Indian River
Golf Club Wednesday, July 18.
Partial proceeds from the
18-hole Pretty in Pink scram-
ble go to Rally for the Cure
supporting breast cancer
awareness and research. The
event offers plenty of games
and prizes for all participants.
There will be a 9 a.m. shotgun
start.
The cost is $65 for nonmem-
bers and $55 for club members
and includes refreshments,
lunch, golf and cart. Players
must register before Saturday,
July 14.
For more information and to
register, call the IRGC Pro Shop
at 231-238-7011.
Pretty in Pink golf
outing July 18
Congratulations to all area
high school athletes on a
great baseball season!
Randolph L. Bricker Jr.,
Retiring coach of the Pellston
Hornets Varsity Baseball team
Gaylord ARFF, Inc, Gaylord Regional Airport
Alpena Ground Services
Pellston ARFF, Inc.
Gaylord, Alpena & Pellston Airport
First Team
P Craig Conway, Mancelona
P Gunnar Owens, Johannesburg-Lewiston
C Tod Schramm, Inland Lakes
INF Zak Kruskie, Pellston
INF Brett Kortman, Johannesburg-Lewiston
INF -- Kyle Schepperley, Mancelona
INF -- Aaron LaLonde, Onaway
OF Brian VanCoillie, Johannesburg-Lewiston
OF Pat Switalski, Gaylord St. Mary
OF Wyatt Derrer, Mancelona
At Large Alex Payne, Johannesburg-Lewiston
At Large Trevor Ackler, Mancelona
Second Team
P Nate Zielinski, Central Lake
P Brendon Nowicki, Gaylord St. Mary
C Chris Hass, Pellston
INF Blake Huff, Johannesburg-Lewiston
INF Gabe Nowicki, Gaylord St. Mary
INF Tanner Davis, Central Lake
INF Adam Underwood, Bellaire
OF Cole VanWagoner, Mancelona
OF Justin Gedda, Onaway
OF Tommy Auger, Onaway
At Large Nick Lochinski, Gaylord St. Mary
At Large Nick Nathan, Pellston
Honorable Mention
Pellston Andy Hamlin, Ron Schlosser
Johannesburg-Lewiston Coalton Huff
Mancelona Logan Borst
Bellaire Devon Suppes, Hunter Walsh
Onaway Andrew Perry
Inland Lakes Austin LaVigne
Forest Area Bob Steile, Jordan Cecil, Derek Hurst
Gaylord St. Mary Matt Spyhalski
Central Lake Zack Patton, Pat Sutherland
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First Team
P Emily Estep, Onaway
P Kallie Derrer, Mancelona
C Sam Brasseur, Onaway
INF Megan Estep, Onaway
INF Dakota Derrer, Mancelona
INF Molly Cleaver, Onaway
INF Karli Jacob, Gaylord St. Mary
OF Hailey Cameron, Pellston
OF Sam Freel, Onaway
OF Sydney McKenney, Johannesburg-Lewiston
At Large Tamara Lupu, Onaway
At Large Ashley Derrer, Mancelona
Second Team
P Emily Butcher, Gaylord St. Mary
P Abby Schlicher, Johannesburg-Lewiston
C Christina Smith, Gaylord St. Mary
INF Samantha McNitt, Pellston
INF Mieke Scaggs, Mancelona
INF Kourtni Birgy, Forest Area
INF Sami Banaszak, Johannesburg-Lewiston
OF Mariah Cords, Bellaire
OF Kari Borowiak, Gaylord St. Mary
OF Miranda Boucard, Mancelona
At Large Mackenzie Verellen, Bellaire
At Large Shelby Hughey, Pellston
Honorable Mention
Pellston Tori Kirsch
Forest Area Emily Gonyer
Inland Lakes Cecilia Mesenbourg, Brianna Burrus,
Caitlin Connelly
Gaylord St. Mary Jada Bebble
Bellaire Katie Thornton, Madalyn Balon, Chelsye
Bartsch
Central Lake Sheila Crouse, Hailey Bearden
Johannesburg-Lewiston Katie Kierczynski
Mancelona Karyn Vanderploeg
SKI VALLEY
CONFERENCE
2012
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GAYLORD The Michigan
High School Soccer Coaches
Association released its
annual All-State selections
this week and Petoskey sen-
ior midfielder Gabbi
Vandenbrink was a first-team
choice in Division 2.
Vandenbrink, a four-year
starter and an impact player
every year for the Northmen,
capped her brilliant prep
career with an outstanding
campaign, drilling home 18
goals to go with 9 assists as
the Northmen repeated as
Big North champions and
captured a district title.
Vandenbrink, who will
continue her career at Elmira
College in New York, was also
the leading scorer in the Big
North.
Gaylords stingy goalkeep-
er Alex Simmons also earned
recognition in Division 2,
being named honorable
mention. The junior was sen-
sational for the Blue Devils
this season, especially at
home where she permitted
just one goal.
Cheboygan junior mid-
fielder Megan Murphy was a
third-team pick in Division 3
after helping the Chiefs cap-
ture the Northern Michigan
Soccer League title. Junior
forward McKenzie Carroll,
senior goalie Taylor
Lopiccolo and freshman for-
ward Mandy Paull were hon-
orable mention.
Graylings high-scoring
junior forward Hannah
Haven was also honorable
mention in Div. 3.
Soccer
Vandenbrink is D-2 All-State pick
Murphy of Cheboygan is third-team pick in D-3;
Gaylord keeper Simmons is honorable mention
BERRIEN COUNTY -- On
Tuesday, May 22, at 8 p.m. on
the St. Joseph River in
Berrien County a new state
record flathead catfish was
caught by Rodney Akey of
Niles, Michigan.
The fish weighed 49.8
pounds and measured 45.7
inches. Akey was still-fishing
from shore with an alewife
when he landed the record
fish. The record was verified
by Scott Hanshue, a DNR
fisheries biologist, at the
Plainwell office.
The previous state record
flathead catfish was caught
by Elmer Rayner of Hastings
on the Maple River in Ionia
County on August 6, 1943.
That fish weighed 47.5
pounds and measured 44
inches.
"I've been fishing catfish
on the St. Joseph River for the
last 20 years, but it never
crossed my mind that I
would catch a state record,"
said Akey. "And beating a
nearly 70-year record ? that's
a feat in itself!"
State records are recog-
nized by weight only. To qual-
ify for a state record, fish
must exceed the current list-
ed state record weight and
identification must be veri-
fied by a DNR fisheries biolo-
gist.
Niles man catches
record flathead
Angler in Berrien County brought 49.8-pound
flathead catfish out of St. Joseph River
LANSING -- The
Department of Natural
Resources announced recent-
ly that snowmobile and off-
road vehicle (ORV) trail riders
will soon notice a reduction in
the types of trail markings
along the more than 10,000
miles of Michigan's designat-
ed motorized trail system.
The DNR implemented these
changes to improve safety
and provide consistent guid-
ance to the more than 90 non-
profit organizations that
maintain the trails.
A citizens' advisory work-
group (comprised of trail-rid-
ing enthusiasts, trail mainte-
nance organizations, mem-
bers of the DNR's
Snowmobile Advisory
Workgroup and the Michigan
Snowmobile Association)
made recommendations to
the DNR, resulting in these
upcoming changes. Technical
support for the workgroup
was provided by recreation
and law enforcement staff of
the DNR and the U.S. Forest
Service.
Changes include the elimi-
nation of 10 workgroup-
selected snowmobile signs,
the addition of five new snow-
mobile signs (plus guidelines
for placement), and a reduc-
tion in the size of regulatory
signs in the ORV program to
make them consistent with
snowmobile signage (already
implemented in 2011). The
changes also include replac-
ing ORV trail markers with
new, highly visible, yellow
markers. Installation will be
phased in over the next sever-
al years.
The following snowmobile
trail signs will be removed:
Bridge Ahead
Chevron
Deer Crossing
Drift Area
Narrow Bridge
Narrow Trail
Trail Crossing
Truck Traffic
Two Way Trail
Winding Trail
New snowmobile trail signs
include:
Combination Horizontal
Alignment/Intersection (left
and right)
(These bright yellow signs
with directional arrows may
be used on snowmobile trails
to give notice of changes in
horizontal trail alignment less
than 90 degrees where an
intersection occurs within or
immediately adjacent to a
turn)
"Private Drives Ahead"
(These signs may be used
to warn trail users where
driveways cross a snowmo-
bile trail)
One-Direction Large Arrow
(left and right)
(These signs will be used on
snowmobile trails to give
notice of changes in horizon-
tal trail alignment of 90
degrees or more. One-direc-
tion Large Arrow signs are 10 x
20 inches, yellow reflective
signs with a black arrow and
border)
"Next (number of ) Miles" -
supplemental plaque
(These signs may be
installed below "Private
Drives Ahead" signs to indi-
cate how many miles long the
stretch of trail with private
drives runs)
"Trail Closed to Wheeled
Motor Vehicles Ahead"
(When used, these signs
should be placed on state or
federal land prior to the point
where a designated state
snowmobile trail enters pri-
vate property where wheeled
motorized vehicle use is pro-
hibited)
The DNR will continue to
mark 90-degree turns with
"sharp turn" warning signs
supplemented with a new
directional arrow. The new
snowmobile trail signage pro-
gram will go into effect at the
start of the 2012-13 snowmo-
bile season.
According to Bill Manson,
executive director of the
Michigan Snowmobile
Association, "Several of the
other snowmobile states and
Ontario have reduced their
signs and have seen a reduc-
tion in accidents. Our objec-
tive is to provide a safe, fami-
ly-oriented trail system for
snowmobiling in Michigan."
"The changes to the motor-
ized trail signage program is
the result of a collaborative
process with stakeholder
groups and should be a real
improvement for trail users,"
said Ron Olson, chief of the
DNR's Parks and Recreation
Division. "The sign reduc-
tions will result in less clutter
along the trails and provide
for more consistency
statewide."
In addition, new ORV trail
confidence markers will be
phased in over the next sever-
al years as funding allows. The
new ORV trail markers will be
yellow to distinguish them
from snowmobile trails. For
additional information,
please contact Steve Kubisiak,
DNR Recreation and Trails
Program coordinator at 517-
373-1665 or via e-mail at
kubisiaks@michigan.gov.
The Recreation Passport is
an easy, affordable way for
residents to enjoy and sup-
port outdoor recreation
opportunities in Michigan. By
checking "YES" for the $10
Recreation Passport ($5 for
motorcycles) when renewing
a license plate through the
Secretary of State (by mail,
kiosk, online at www.express-
sos.com or at branch offices),
Michigan motorists get access
to state parks, recreation
areas, state forest camp-
grounds, nonmotorized state
trailhead parking and state
boat launches. In addition,
Recreation Passport holders
can enjoy real savings at busi-
nesses and retailers that par-
ticipate in the Passport Perks
discount program. The
Recreation Passport is valid
until the next license plate
renewal date. Nonresidents
can purchase the Recreation
Passport ($29 annual; $8
daily) at any state park or
recreation area or through the
Michigan e-Store at
www.michigan.gov/estore.
Learn more about this cre-
ative way of sustaining
Michigan's outdoor recre-
ation and natural resources at
www. michigan. gov/recre-
ationpassport. For informa-
tion on Passport Perks shop-
ping discounts or how busi-
nesses and retailers can enroll
in the program, visit
www.michigan.gov/passport-
perks.
DNR improves off-road trail signage
First Team
Cassidy Shankleton, Boyne City
Savannah Joseph, Charlevoix
Carolena Elowsky, Charlevoix
Anna Way, Charlevoix
Sydney Carlson, Charlevoix
Hannah Herboldsheimer, Charlevoix
Lindsay Hall, Harbor Springs
Tia Esposito, Harbor Springs
Meg Shepherd, Harbor Springs
Maggie Marshall, Elk Rapids
Megan Gregorski, Elk Rapids
Robin Trierweiler, Elk Rapids
Brittany Trout, Elk Rapids
Hannah Haven, Grayling
Sarah Goodyear, Grayling
Fern Rowbotham, Kalkaska
Dani Heger, T.C. St. Francis
Megan Michalski, T.C. St. Francis
Honorable Mention
Boyne City -- Allison Cain
Charlevoix -- Bailee Stevens, Kelly
Greyerbiehl, Kaitlin Hinkley, Megan
Peters, Harbor Springs -- Rhi Cullip,
Brigitte Bonter
Grayling -- Tandy Mitchell, Emily
Wingard
Kalkaska -- Sarah Hittler
T.C. St. Francis -- Suzzane Britten,
Collette Anderson
LAKE MICHIGAN CONFERENCE
2012 GIRLS SOCCER
Retired Alma College football coach Jim Cole and staff will conduct camp
GAYLORD Retired Alma
College football coach Jim
Cole and his staff are coming
to Gaylord to conduct a foot-
ball camp in July 14. The camp
is being hosted by Gaylord
High School and Gaylord St.
Mary.
The camp will be held at the
Gaylord High School practice
facility and offered to students
entering the eighth through
twelfth grades. Camp begins
at 11 a.m. and ends at 7 p.m.
The camp offers college
level individual instruction for
all positions and provides four
hours of offense and four
hours of defense. This camp
will include 7-on-7, a line-
mans challenge, and a college
evaluation for those who want
to further their career after
high school.
Cost for the camp is $40 and
includes a T-shirt.
Registration is at 10 a.m.
Campers will need to supply
their own food, beverage, hel-
met, and cleats.
Gaylord football camp set for July 14
COURTESY OF DNR
Rodney Akey of Niles
was fishing from shore
with an alewife when he
landed this record flat-
head catfish.
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Fred Chearhart / Dennis Buchanan
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First Team
Tanner McCune, Boyne City
Chelsie Hoffman, Charlevoix
Katie Hybl, Charlevoix
Kristen Mielke, Charlevoix
Val Peters, East Jordan
Emily Crick, East Jordan
Kara LaVanway, East Jordan
Meagan Malm, Grayling
Caitlin Prosser, Grayling
Andrea Malm, Grayling
Madi Jenttila, Grayling
Kay Paige, Harbor Springs
Shelby Tulk, Elk Rapids
Monica Jarvis, Elk Rapids
Kelli Guy, Kalkaska
Jamie Myas, Kalkaska
Ellie Barber, Kalkaska
Annmarie Waterman, Kalkaska
Bailey Johnson, T.C. St. Francis
Colleen Roddy, T.C. St. Francis
Megan Knudsen, T.C. St. Francis
Lissa Stachnik, T.C. St. Francis
Honorable Mention
Boyne City Rainy McCune
Charlevoix Anna Moon, Jennifer Archey, Nicole
Pischner
East Jordan Jordyn Bacchus, Lissa Vincent
Harbor Springs Tessa Groleske
Grayling Jenson Stephan, Kara Malm, Marilyn
Jankowski
Kalkaska -- Alexis Archer, Jessie Plude, Liz Grice
T.C. St. Francis -- Bridgett Bussell, Kelsey Knudsen,
Maggie Esler, Caitlin Miller
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APARTMENTS FOR RENT
Efficiency Apartment, $350 month,
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AUTO PARTS
JEEP ALLOY WHEELS. 2 - 1993 facto-
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Used tire sale. All 16 and 17 inch
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AUTOMOBILES
1999 Chrysler Sebring Convertible.
Power, air, cruise, leather, but the
nicest feature is a CONVERTIBLE.
Payments only $150 a month.
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2000 Ford Mustang GT Convertible.
Beautiful! Looks showroom new with
63k miles! 4.6L V-8, white leather,
nearly new deep tires, Remote, CD,
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Dave Kring Chevrolet-Cadillac, 1861
US 31 North, Petoskey, MI 231-347-
2585.
2001 Audi A-6 2.7L Turbo AWD. A
nice ride at a Great Price! Heated
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wheel wrapped by nearly new tires, A
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US 31 North, Petoskey, MI 231-347-
2585.
2003 Chevy Monte Carlo, 105,000
miles, maroon. Just $299 down.
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Highway 31 N Petoskey, MI 49770.
Phone 231-347-3200
2004 Saab 9-3 Arc Convertible.
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leather, one button does it all! Great
looking with black top, a must drive.
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2006 Ford Taurus, Silver. Just $199
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US Highway 31 N Petoskey, MI
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2007 Chevy Aveo LT. 35MPG! Air, CD,
Automatic, lots of room and perfect
for the college student. Multi-function
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dual exhaust, 312 hp, V-6, save thou-
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North, Petoskey, MI 231-347-2585.
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$1,000 this week only! 1 owner that
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where can you find a proven Car like
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I BUY CARS! Wrecked or in need of
mechanical repair, 1995 and up.
Gaylord area. 989-732-9362
Rent-to-own vehicles at Tailored
Enterprises in Petoskey. Toll Free
888-774-2264 or 231 347-3332.
www.tailoredenterprises.com. Also,
We have scooters on sale now
BOATS & MARINE
1993 24 Foot Pontoon. 50 HP Merc.
$5,200 obo. 231-585-7406
For Sale, Used Outboard Motors. Also
buying outboards. 231-585-7406
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CASH FOR OLD CARS. Please don't
send to crusher. Michel's Collision &
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CLOTHING
ALPENFEST AUTHENTIC Swiss blazer
& lederhosen. Size 38, clean, good
condition, Donated to church, Offer
us a fair price. 231-546-3560
COMPUTERS & OFFICE
COMPUTER GIVING YOU
HEADACHES? Call Dave the
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removal, training.
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FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Logging tops,
hard maple, good access. Need 4x4
for back hill. Boyne City - Boyne Falls.
Call Forester, 231-536-7347
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cient and comfortable Outdoor Wood
Furnace from Central Boiler. Double L
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FURNITURE
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begin at $119. 148 W. Main St.
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and N. Court St. www.greatroomsgay-
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GARAGE & YARD SALE
3 Family Garage Sale: July 6 & 7,
9am 5pm. Old 27 & Goldfinch St.
Near Charles Brink Road. Gaylord.
Tools, saws, sander, air compressor,
air nail guns, compound bow, muzzle
loader, fishing poles, TV stand,
videos, television, 16 tires, dishes,
oak desk, toys, Charming Tales,
antiques, computer, lots of Misc.
Barn Sale! 6248 Theisen rd. off
Camp 10 rd. July 5,6,7. 8-6pm.
Antiques and Collectables. 500cc
side by side ATV. 17 Aluminum
Canoe, sports equipment and lots of
Misc.
GARAGE & YARD SALE
CHARITY RUMMAGE SALE. Saturday,
July 7, 9am - 3pm. Sunday, July 8, 1-
5pm in K-Mart Parking lot. All sales
go to local non-profit organizations.
Everything will be sold. Admission of
$1 or a non-perishable food item. If
you belong to non=profit organization
and would like to participate, call
Jack LaFay, 231-497-4200.
Sponsored by Charlevoix Elks Lodge
#2856.
FREE CLASSIFIED ADS! Post your
Garage Sale for free at
www.MichiganMoneySaver.com. Buy
and sell in Northern Michigan. This
even creates a map to show where
your Garage Sale is located.
GARAGE SALE. July 6-7. 10879 M-32
East. Left over miscellaneous remod-
eling items. Antiques & collectibles,
antique portable bar with glasses, 2
cases of items used for wedding dec-
orations, living room set & carpet,
dresser & night stands, bedroom car-
pet, oak dining room table, misc.
household, wicker furniture. Also
abandoned storage unit contents.
HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL? Sell it
with a classified ad, just $2.00 for 10
words. Why bother with a Garage
Sale? Sell it the easy way, in the
Weekly Choice.
Large heavy duty Bird cage
32x23x33, $100. Like new Air
Conditioner, 10,000 BTUs. $50.
Inversion table, $50. Rascal Amigo,
$50. 55 TV, $50. Recumbent Bike,
$50. Marcy exercise machine, 24 dif-
ferent exercises, 150 lbs of weights,
$100. 989-732-4758
Three-family yard sale. Saturday,
June 30th, 9 am to 4 pm. one mile
north of Young State Park. 2714
Boyne City Road, Boyne City.
Childrens toys, infant and childrens
clothing, misc baby items, household
items.
Yard Sale: ATTENTION CRAFTERS!
June 29th & 30th from 9 to 5. Mud
Lake Road to Tabaczynski Trail
Johannesburg, follow the signs! Store
closed so we have something for
everyone! Yards of Vintage & not so
Vintage Material. New & Vintage
Picture Frames. New & used Jewelry.
Knifes & Sports Momorabilia,
Unopened Cards, Bobble Heads etc.
Lace & Linen Curtains, Dolies, Linen
& Lace Table Cloths, most are
Vintage. Antiques, Tea Pots, Dishes,
Furniture, Wooden Bowls, Wooden
Candle Holders, Clothes from size 6
to 26, Skirts, Shirts, Dresses,
Jackets, Lots of the clothes are Linen.
GUNS
BULLET PROOF VEST by Galls. XL.
Threat level IIA. $250. 989-370-
9070.
REMINGTON 1911r semi-auto,
45acp, AMT 22 mag. Automag II, SS,
semi-auto .6. $575 each. 989-370-
9070
RUGER 77/22 SS.22LR. With scope,
$425. Mossberg 500, 410 pump,
$200. 989-370-9070
S & W S.S M7p .45acp, semi-auto;
Cobray M-11, semi-auto, 9mm. $475
each. 989-370-9070.
TAURUS 627 ported .357 mag. 6
shot, S.S, 4 revolver; EAA Witness P9
semi-auto 40sw. $375 each. 989-
370-9070.
HELP WANTED
CHARLEVOIX - Part Time. We are
looking for a great Independent Sales
representative for advertising sales
in our newspapers. Work your own
schedule. Good commission rate.
Send resume' to Dave 1 at
Office@CharlevoixCountyNews.com.
MECHANIC: Marine Mechanic, for
more info 989-732-0724
Part Time - CHEBOYGAN. We are
looking for a great Independent Sales
representative for advertising sales
in our newspapers. Work your own
schedule. Good commission rate.
Send resume' to Dave 1 at
Office@WeeklyChoice.com.
Part Time - GRAYLING. We are look-
ing for a great Independent Sales
representative for advertising sales
in our newspapers. Work your own
schedule. Good commission rate.
Send resume' to Dave 1 at
Office@WeeklyChoice.com.
Position Available: The Ellsworth
Farmers Exchange is seeking quali-
fied candidates to fill a propane deliv-
ery driver position. Qualified candi-
dates will possess a valid CDL license
including hazmat, tanker and air-
brake endorsements. Individuals will
have a clean driving record for a min-
imum of five years, computer skills,
and a willingness work in all weather
conditions. Position is full time but
may require seasonal responsibilities
at other EFE locations. Compensation
package includes medical, dental
and vision benefits, pension, 401K,
vacation and sick pay and life insur-
ance. A pre-employment physical,
and drug and alcohol tests will be
given as a condition of employment.
Applications will be accepted in per-
son only at 6509 Center St. in
Ellsworth. Faxed or mailed applica-
tions will not be considered. Deadline
for submission is 6/22/12. For fur-
ther information, contact Tom
VanStedum at 231-588-2300.
HELP WANTED
The Grayling Chamber is looking for a
part-time Office Assistant Flexible
Hours. $8/hour. No benefits.
Interested candidates should send
their resume and references to: exec-
utivedirector@graylingchamber.com
or P.O. Box 406, Grayling, MI 49738
HOMES FOR RENT
Small Two Bedroom House. Just right
for a retired couple in Vanderbilt. Call
989-983-2551
WOLVERINE: Mobile home. Country
setting, 3 bedrooms. $500 month.
Security $500. Phone 231-525-8541
HOMES FOR SALE
NORTHLAND HOMES We sell
Energy Star homes. Give us a call for
an appointment. 989-370-6058
HOUSEHOLD
GERTA'S DRAPERIES: Everything in
Window Treatments Free estimates
and in home appointments.
Established 1958. Call 989-732-
3340 or visit our showroom at 2281
South Otsego Ave., Gaylord.
LEGAL NOTICE
FINAL NOTICE to dispose of contents
to satisfy established liens on stor-
age unit # 13, Gordon Miles; unit #
71, Michael Schneck; unit 103, Ken
Krych; unit # 107, Scott Potts; unit
126, Brandon Sieggreen. Storage
unit contents will be emptied and or
sold on July 13, 2012 if accounts are
not paid in full at APS Mini
Warehouse, 112 East Sixth St.,
Gaylord. 989-732-8160.
The contents of the following delin-
quent storage units will be sold on
July 14-15, 2012. Unit renters have
until July 12 to bring the account cur-
rent and reclaim their contents. #1 -
Chris Rahn, #6 - Michelle Beesley,
#10 - David Short, #19 - Paula
Grappin, #30 - Loreine Webber, #33 -
Michael Fanzini.
MANUFACTURED HOMES
For Rent or Sale on Contract. 3
Bedroom Manufactured home. $500
down, $500 month. Gaylord area
MSHDA approved 888-634-3463
NEW & REPOS: Double-Wides, 16's,
14's. Take anything on trade.
Financing available. A complete line
of parts. www.michiganeast-
sidesales.net. 888-634-3463
MISCELLANEOUS
Anger Monuments & Markers. Senior
Discounts Available. email anger-
monuments@yahoo.com. 231-587-
8433. Mancelona. In home appoint-
ments available.
BRO'S BISTRO NOW OPEN! Healthy,
homemade, fresh lunch and dinner,
Open 11am - 9pm. 7 days. Located at
I-75 Exit 270, Waters. 989-705-1800
CONCESSION STAND. Fully equipped,
clean, used one season, reasonably
priced. 989-848-2444
FREE CLASSIFIED ADS! Sell your
items for free at
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and sell in Northern Michigan. Photo
and text are free. Cars, Homes,
Furniture, Garage sales and more.
GOBBLERS RESTAURANT in Gaylord.
Home cooked Turkey and Fixin's.
Daily $5.99 lunch specials. $6.99
dinner specials. Old 27 South
Gaylord. Open 7 days for breakfast,
lunch & dinner.
JOHN DEERE Number 5 Hay More,
$500. 989-732-5878
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on-line at www.WeeklyChoice.com or
call 989-732-8160. Distributed
weekly from St. Ignace to
Roscommon. Northern Michigan's
best choice for buying and selling.
UPHOLSTERY SUPPLIES. Retired,
over $800 cost for $500. Call now,
231-347-7624
MOTORCYCLES & ATV
MOTORCYCLES WANTED dead or
alive. Always buying vintage cycle hel-
mets and old toys. 231-649-0077
WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLES
KAWASAKI: Z1-900, KZ900, KZ1000,
Z1R, Kawasaki Triples, GT380,
GS400, CB750, (1969-75) Cash
Paid, Nationwide Pickup, 800-772-
1142, 310-721-0726. usa@classi-
crunners.com
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U.S. and Canada with a classified ad
in our national network, just $695.
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ATTEND COLLEGE Online from home.
Medical, business, criminal justice.
Job placement assistance. Computer
provided. Financial aid if qualified.
Centura 800-495-5085
www.CenturaOnline.com
AVIATION CAREER. Train for a career
with the airlines at campuses coast
to coast. Housing available. Call AIM
to apply 877-384-5827
www.fixjets.com
DIVORCE $99 covers children, cus-
tody, property & debts. Uncontested.
Satisfaction guaranteed! Unlimited
customer support. Call 24 hrs. Free
information! 800-250-8142.
NATIONAL CLASSIFIEDS
Reader Advisory: the National Trade
Association we belong to has pur-
chased some classifieds in our
paper. Determining the value of their
service or product is advised by this
publication. In order to avoid misun-
derstandings, some advertisers do
not offer employment but rather sup-
ply the readers with manuals, direc-
tories and other materials designed
to help their clients establish mail
order selling and other businesses at
home. Under NO circumstance
should you send any money in
advance or give the client your check-
ing, license ID, or credit card num-
bers. Also beware of ads that claim to
guarantee loans regardless of credit
and note that if a credit repair com-
pany does business only over the
phone its illegal to request any
money before delivering its service.
All funds are based in US dollars.
800 numbers may or may not reach
Canada.
DRIVER RESOURCE Services:
Company paid and sponsored. CDL
Training and driving jobs in your
area. 800-991-7531 www.cdltrain-
ingnow.com
EARN YOUR DEGREE 100% online.
Job placement assistance. Computer
available. Financial aid if qualified.
Enrolling now. Call Centura 800-463-
0685 www.CenturaOnline.com
HANDS ON CAREER. Rapid training
for aviation maintenance career.
Financial aid if qualified. Job place-
ment assistance. Housing available.
AIM 866-430-5985. www.fixjets.com
HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA! 4 Week
Program. Free brochure. Call now!
866-562-3650 Ext. 55. www.south-
easternhs.com
THE OCEAN Corp. 10840 Rockley
Road, Houston, Texas 77099. Train
for a new career. Underwater welder.
Commercial diver. NDT/Weld
Inspector. Job placement assistance
and financial aid available for those
who qualify. 800-321-0298.
WANTS TO purchase minerals and
other oil & gas interests. Send details
PO Box 13557, Denver, Co 80201
PETS
DOG TRAX GROOMING. Downtown
Gaylord, 220 Michigan Ave. Call for
your appointment today, 989-705-
TRAX (8729)
RECREATIONAL VEHICLES
1989 Catalina Sport 200CB Motor
Home. Sleeps 6, Chevy Van chassis,
just 39,730 miles. This wont last
long at just $5,500. International RV
World. 277 N Expressway Court Ave
Gaylord, MI 49735. (989) 448-8700
2000 Damon Escaper #3980 40 foot
Motor home. Diesel, a little over
60,000 miles. Tons of space. L-
shaped sofa, Corian countertop,
queen walk around bed, CAT 300
Diesel generator. Only $39,900.
International RV World. 277 N
Expressway Court Ave Gaylord, MI
49735. (989) 448-8700
2002 Flagstaff 206 Pop-Up Camper.
Immaculate, sleeps 6, awning,
expandable pantry, frig, sink, fur-
nace, grill, fantastic fan. Only
$3,500. International RV World. 277
N Expressway Court Ave Gaylord, MI
49735. (989) 448-8700
2006 Rockwood 29 foot Travel
Trailer. Front kitchen, Ultra light fiber-
glass, air, awning, flat screen TV,
loaded. $13,495. Petoskey RV, 2215
US Highway 31 N Petoskey, MI
49770. Phone 231-347-3200
RECREATIONAL VEHICLES
2006 Starcraft 2102 Pop-up Camper.
3 way Refrigerator, jacks, Spare tire,
Very Clean. Just $4,995. Petoskey
RV, 2215 US Highway 31 N Petoskey,
MI 49770. Phone 231-347-3200
Check out our large selection of
2013 Outback Travel Trailers.
Starting at just $22,900.
International RV World. 277 N
Expressway Court Ave Gaylord, MI
49735. (989) 448-8700
New 2012 Bighorn 30 foot Fifth
Wheel, Model 3070. Features 3
slide-outs, a rear living room, solid
surface countertop, kitchen island,
fireplace, side aisle bath, 1 pc. show-
er, large closet with washer/dryer
hookup, queen walk around bed, 6
point hydraulic leveling system, ceil-
ing fan, 88 degree turning radius,
aluminum wheels, central vac, power
awning, slam latch baggage area,
universal docking station. MSRP -
$63,288. Sale Price - $45,995.
International RV World. 277 N
Expressway Court Ave Gaylord, MI
49735. (989) 448-8700
The new 2013 Chaparral Fifth
Wheels are 1/2 ton towable and start
at just $24,995. International RV
World. 277 N Expressway Court Ave
Gaylord, MI 49735. (989) 448-8700
SERVICES
BRO'S BISTRO NOW OPEN! Healthy,
homemade, fresh lunch and dinner,
Open 11am - 9pm. 7 days. Located at
I-75 Exit 270, Waters. 989-705-1800
DJ/KARAOKE SERVICE available for
weddings, clubs or parties.
References and information at
www.larryentertainment.com. 989-
732-3933
EFFICIENT HEATING AND COOLING.
Furnaces, Air Conditioning, Sales and
Service. Quality Workmanship 989-
350-1857
FRED'S TV & APPLIANCE SERVICE. 33
years experience. In home service.
989-732-1403
GOBBLERS RESTAURANT in Gaylord.
Home cooked Turkey and Fixin's.
Daily $5.99 lunch specials. $6.99
dinner specials. Old 27 South
Gaylord. Open 7 days for breakfast,
lunch & dinner.
PERFORMANCE PAINTING &
Powerwashing. Residential &
Commercial. Fully insured. Free esti-
mates. 989-350-7944
SANDBLASTING & Painting. 231-585-
7406
Sizzling Summer Mani/Pedi Combo
$42.00. Summer truly starts with a
relaxing manicure or pedicure. Now,
get both for just $42.00 (when
booked/purchased together) This
offer good on W-Th or F through July
31. Call 989-348-7557 for your
appointment today! Nails by Lisa. Full
Service Nail Salon, 204 E. Michigan
Ave. Grayling. 11-5pm W-F. Sat. by
Appointment. Walk-ins welcome- stop
in when you are downtown.
SMALL ENGINE REPAIR. $50 for
tune-up. Parts & Labor included on
most models of lawn mowers and
snowblowers. Gaylord, Grayling. 989-
350-2348
STORAGE
APS Mini-Warehouse of Gaylord has 5x10
units available for just $30 a month. No
long term contract necessary. In town,
safe storage. Call 989-732-8160.
BUCK PATH Mini Warehouses start-
ing at $15 month. 989-732-2721 or
989-370-6058
Heated or Cold storage available for
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, 989-
732-0724
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2004 Chevy
Avalanche 4x4
2215 US 31 North
Petoskey
WWW.PetoskeyAutoGroup.com
"Nobody Sells for Less"
CALL
231-347-6080
Great looking truck.
$199
Payments
as low as
a
month
2005 Dodge Durango 4x4
2215 US 31 North
Petoskey
WWW.PetoskeyAutoGroup.com
"Nobody Sells for Less"
CALL
231-347-6080
Seats 7, Power, cruise, air,
tow package.
$250
Payments Only
a
month
2003 Ford Ranger
2215 US 31 North
Petoskey
WWW.PetoskeyAutoGroup.com
"Nobody Sells for Less"
CALL
231-347-6080
Beautiful truck with
great gas mileage.
$199
Payments Only
a
month
1999 Chrysler Sebring Convertible
2215 US 31 North
Petoskey
WWW.PetoskeyAutoGroup.com
"Nobody Sells for Less"
CALL
231-347-6080
Power, air, cruise, leather, but the
nicest feature is a
CONVERTIBLE. $150
Payments Only
a
month
2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE
2215 US 31 North
Petoskey
WWW.PetoskeyAutoGroup.com
CALL
231-347-6080
2 door, 4 cyl, CD, air, cruise,
power sunroof, rear wing
spoiler. Great gas mileage. $199
Payments Only
a
month
"Nobody Sells for Less"
2002 Pontiac Sunfire
Fire red, 4 door,
rear spoiler.
Great mileage
$199 DOWN
JUST
2006 Rockwood 29 foot
Travel Trailer
Front kitchen, Ultra light
fiberglass, air, awning,
flat screen TV, loaded
2215 US Highway 31 N
Petoskey, MI 49770
Phone 231-347-3200
$
13,495
2004 Chevy Monte Carlo SS
2 door.
Lots of extras.
Nice car just arrived.
$199 DOWN
JUST
2006 Starcraft 2102 Pop-up
Camper
3 way Refrigerator, jacks,
spare tire. Very clean
2215 US Highway 31 N
Petoskey, MI 49770
Phone 231-347-3200
$
4,995
JUST
PRISTINE
Winnebago Minnie 29B, Class C Ford E450
6.8L Super-Duty V10, 306 HP Triton Engine
25,714 miles. $41,000
CaII MichaeI (850) 880-6278
NON SMOKERS ORIGINAL OWNERS
BUY HERE,
PAY HERE!!
BAD CREDIT, BANKRUPTCY
REPOS OK
Easy terms, Low down payment
Most monthly payments are
Under $200.00, 24 month Warranty
available on all vehicles.
Thousands of happy customers
CALL RICH! CALL RICH!
989-306-3656
By Jim Akans
Wow! Situated on a beautiful piece of property with 115
feet of sandy beach frontage on Lake Huron, this gorgeous,
virtually maintenance-free home offers the ideal setting for
enjoying the ultimate northern Michigan lifestyle.
This real estate offering is absolutely stunning both inside
and out. The interior dcor is highlighted by a soothing
country charm, with an open living, dining and kitchen area
featuring a cathedral ceiling finished in tongue and groove
wood that is accented by wood beams, a wall of windows
framing the spectacular Lake Huron views and stained glass
skylights filtering an abundance of natural lighting into the
space. The kitchen and dining areas flow seamlessly with the
main living space, making this an excellent design for enter-
taining or gathering with the family. The living area also fea-
tures a majestic stone fireplace with an Osburn heatalator
insert perfect for warming cool evenings and winter after-
noons.
Outside, the property is highlighted by a three-season
gazebo, patio overlooking the lakefront, two garages; an
attached two-and-a-half car plus a detached two-and-a-half
car size, stone paver walks and of course, a magnificent
sandy beach with an easterly view capturing mesmerizing
sunrises. The property is located just minutes form
Hammond Bay Harbor, which offers a boat launch or sea-
sonal slippages able to accommodate up to 45-foot water-
craft.
The list of amenities and extras with this home and prop-
erty goes on and on. For those interested in owning an
absolutely amazing Great Lakes retreat for a listing price of
just $249,900 this is a must see offering. Call Carol Steiger
today for a private showing. (231) 627-9991 or email
casteiger@nemichigan.com
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Office: 989-732-1707 Toll Free: 800-828-9372
1738 S. Otsego Ave., P.O. Box 641 Gaylord, MI 49735
CLOSE TO OTSEGO LAKE FOR SUMMER FUN!
2 Bed, 1 Bath Move In Condition BOCA with Full Basement
and Attached Garage. New Roof (Nov 2011), Newer Windows,
Furnace. Close to Town,Trails and Otsego Lake. Comes
Furnished Too. $49,900. MLS #276289
20K PRICE
REDUCTION!!
Bright, Open, Cheery 2
Bed, 2 Bath Home on
the Wildwood Golf
Course. Sparkling
Hardwood Floors, Cozy
Natl Gas Fireplace,
Welcoming Covered
Porch Up Front and
Roomy Wrap Around
Deck Looking on 7th
Fairway. Fenced in Play Area for Kids and HUGE Unfinished Bonus Room
for Extra Bedrooms, Play Area, or Workshop.All on 2 Landscaped Lots
with In Ground Sprinkler. Live on the Golf Course with NO ASSN DUES.
Plus just a chip shot to All Sport Wildwood Lake for Water Sport
Activities $143,500. MLS #277116
GREAT
TRAIL
GETAWAY
3 Bed, 1 Bath
Cabin with 50
Feet of Ausable
River Frontage.
Surprisingly
Roomy with No
Wasted Space.
Can Easily Sleep
6 or More for
those Weekend
or Week Long Getaways. Completely Furnished. Snowmobile
Trail Out Front Door. River Out Back Door.
$54,500. MLS #277806
$10K PRICE
DROP!
Charming Year Long or
Vacation Home in
Canada Creek. 3 Beds, 2
1/2 Baths. Cedar Sided
Inside. Low Maint Vinyl
Siding Outside.Walk
Out Basement, Gas
Fireplace, Roomy Deck,
Attached 2 1/2 Car
Garage plus Additional
Garage for Storage-Toys. Newer Well-Septic System. Enjoy All that
Canada Creek has to Offer Including 13,500 Acres for Hunting-
Fishing, 5 Lakes, 2 Blue Ribbon Trout Streams,Archery and Gun
Ranges. $159,000. MLS #276951
SPARKLING
3 Bed, 2 Bath
Country Ranch on
30 Acres. Spotless
Country Kitchen,
Hickory Cabinets,
Center Island, 6
Panel Oak Doors,
Marvin Windows,
Vaulted Ceiling &
Vermont Castings
Wood Stove for Up
North Feel. Recently Completed Full Finished Basement. 2 1/2
Car Garage, 60 X 40 Pole Bldg w/ 12Ft Walls.All Surrounded by
Rolling Acres of Maple, Beechwood and Birch. $279,000.
MLS #275255
A SQUARE 160
ACRES
with Trees, Hills,
Trails,Water, Grazing
Land,A Pole Building
and a Gorgeous 2
Story Country
Home. Need I Say
More? Okay, How
About 4 Bedrooms, 3
Baths, Master Suite,
Hardwood Floors,
Fireplace,Woodburner, Zoned Radiant Heat, Full Walkout
Basement, Huge Deck on One Side of Home, Covered Wrapped
Around Deck on Two Other Sides, Huge Pole Bldg with 14 Foot
Doors for RV Storage. $758,000. MLS #272584
GREAT
UP
NORTH
GET-
AWAY
Quaint Log
Cabin on
the Lake.
Charming
Inside and
Out with
nearly 100
Feet of
Frontage on Arrowhead Lake.Turn Key and Completely Furnished.
$54,500. MLS #277807
GORGEOUS
CUSTOM
FULL LOG
HOME
Deep in the
Woods. Stone
Perma Log
Fireplace. Huge
Deck Out Front.
Loft Balcony Out
Back. Jet Tub.
Full Basement,
Steel Roof, and
Full Log Garage with Rear Door. Backs Up to 1000s of Acres of
State Land. $199,000. MLS #276669
Nice Well Maintained
Rentals Available
2 and 3 bedrooms
Call
989-732-1707
Featured Home
On the Market
Key Areas to Pay
Attention to
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Compliments of Ed Wohlfiel
Looking for a new home can be exciting and frustrat-
ing. You can help alleviate the frustration by paying close
attention to five key areas of the homes you're consider-
ing buying; it may save you money in the long run.
Don Walker is an inspector and owner of Ace Home
Inspections. He says there are five areas in homes that he
frequently reports problems with. They are electrical,
foundation, plumbing, the attic, and landscaping.
Tip # 3 - Plumbing
Walker says another big area of concern is the plumb-
ing. It's an area that you can't always spot as easily but it
can create expensive repairs if plumbing issues go either
undetected or are not properly fixed. "Mold forms under-
neath sinks when people have a leak and they fix the pipe
but they don't take care of the mold," says Walker.
He says things like caulking the sink can help prevent
mold. "That's my number one thing I always find -- bad
sinks," says Walker.
He says that when you look at the sink, look behind it
and most of the time you will discover a little crack.
"What happens is, when you wash dishes or you wash
your hands in the bathroom or the kitchen, the water
gets in that crack and seeps down. Once the water gets
behind the cabinet it's in a perfect position to create
mold," says Walker. The dampness, humidity, and lack of
light can turn that area beneath the sink into a mold-
breeding ground.
16113 Inla Lane, Ocqueoc
Contact; Carol Steiger, RE/MAX NORTH, Cheboygan, (231) 627-9991
Real Estate
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Lake Huron frontage
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228 E. Mitchell St. Petoskey
E-MAIL: iseIIpetoskey@hotmaiI.com
or iseIInorthernmichigan@gmaiI.com
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WHEN: Sunday, July 1, 12:003:00p.m.
WHERE: 00195 Kaden Ln, Boyne City
PreIerred Propert|es hetwork
SUV
1999 GMC Suburban SLT 4x4.
Reduced to Go! A nice Suburban 4x4.
running boards, CD, room for family
and cargo.. perfect for a Summer
Vacation. Take it for a test drive.
$3,449. Dave Kring Chevrolet-
Cadillac, 1861 US 31 North,
Petoskey, MI 231-347-2585.
2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5. 4x4. Power
everything, seats 7, tow package.
Payments only $250 a month. Petoskey
Auto Group, Nobody Sell For Less 2215
N. US-31, Petoskey, MI 231-347-6080.
www.petoskeyautogroup.com
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4.
Reduced $1,000 to go! Perfect vehicle
for Northern Michigan. Its a red hot
bargain.. for anyone looking for a
Reliable 4x4 and Save! $8,995. Dave
Kring Chevrolet-Cadillac, 1861 US 31
North, Petoskey, MI 231-347-2585.
2005 Dodge Durango 4x4. Seats 7,
Power, cruise, air, tow package. Payments
as low as $250 a month. Petoskey Auto
Group, Nobody Sell For Less 2215 N. US-
31, Petoskey, MI 231-347-6080.
www.petoskeyautogroup.com
SUV
2006 Chevy Trailblazer 4x4. Reduced
$1,000 59k miles.. clean from top
to bottom. Great Tires, gray cloth
seats, fully inspected. tow pkg. per-
fect for the family. $12,749. Dave
Kring Chevrolet-Cadillac, 1861 US 31
North, Petoskey, MI 231-347-2585.
2008 GMC Acadia SLE. Save $2,000
this week. A great buy on a great SUV.
Super Clean in and out! Lots of room
and great features Surround you..
see it today. $14,949. Dave Kring
Chevrolet-Cadillac, 1861 US 31
North, Petoskey, MI 231-347-2585.
2009 Dodge Journey SE. Price
dropped $2,000 to go! Plus its a real
gas saver!!! 25 MPG Hwy. Sporty,
sharp & clean, 6-disc CD, Two tone
Seats and roomy. $9,995. Dave Kring
Chevrolet-Cadillac, 1861 US 31
North, Petoskey, MI 231-347-2585.
SUV
2011 Chevy Traverse AWD. Save
Thousands from New a 1 owner w/
extended Chevrolet CERTIFIED new
car warranty!!! A wealth amenities
And low miles.. make it a buy!
$25,995. Dave Kring Chevrolet-
Cadillac, 1861 US 31 North,
Petoskey, MI 231-347-2585.
2011 Ford Escape Limited 4x4. 1
owner w/ less than 22k miles, 24
mpg! Leather, Sunroof, fog lights,
Bluetooth, steering audio controls.
Perfect For any season! $22,499.
Dave Kring Chevrolet-Cadillac, 1861
US 31 North, Petoskey, MI 231-347-
2585.
TRUCKS
2002 Ford Ranger Edge Ext. Cab
4x4. Low miles, CD, Tow, box rail cov-
ers, rear sliding window, bed mat,
automatic, charcoal cloth, great truck
for all your Needs, Save $1,000 Now!
$9,995. Dave Kring Chevrolet-
Cadillac, 1861 US 31 North,
Petoskey, MI 231-347-2585.
TRUCKS
2007 Chevy Avalanche LT 4x4. Luxury
& comfort of a SUV.. Utility of a truck all
in one. leather, Sunroof, running
boards, Z-71 off road pkg. Save $1,000
this week. $24,750. Dave Kring
Chevrolet-Cadillac, 1861 US 31 North,
Petoskey, MI 231-347-2585.
2008 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD w/
Plow. A Plow In the Summer? This
truck is such a good deal, that getting
a Western power angle plow with it, is
almost like Getting the Plow for FREE.
$23,749. Dave Kring Chevrolet-
Cadillac, 1861 US 31 North,
Petoskey, MI 231-347-2585.
2008 Ford F-150 Super Cab 4x4.
Very well cared for local vehicle!
From the chrome wheels to the cargo
box. Many extras like bed liner, box
rail protectors, Bug guards and more!
$21,950. Dave Kring Chevrolet-
Cadillac, 1861 US 31 North,
Petoskey, MI 231-347-2585.
TRUCKS
2003 Ford Ranger. Beautiful truck
with great gas mileage. Payments
only $199 a month. Petoskey Auto
Group, Nobody Sell For Less 2215 N.
US-31, Petoskey, MI 231-347-6080.
www.petoskeyautogroup.com
2004 Chevy Avalanche 4x4. Great
looking truck. Payments as low as
$199 a month. Petoskey Auto Group,
Nobody Sell For Less 2215 N. US-31,
Petoskey, MI 231-347-6080.
www.petoskeyautogroup.com
2009 Chevy Silverado LT Ext Cab
4x4. 1 owner! Special Priced this
week! 18 Alloy Wheels on deep tread
Duelers, Z-71 Off Road Package,
Chrome Tow Hooks , Bed Liner &
more! $24,249. Dave Kring
Chevrolet-Cadillac, 1861 US 31
North, Petoskey, MI 231-347-2585.
VANS
2000 Pontiac Montana Van. Clean,
well maintained, great condition,
clean, just under 150,000 miles. V-6,
Front wheel drive, towing package,
cruise, power, $4,199 obo. Phone
231-360-1435 or 231-409-7692.
WANTED
MOTORCYCLES WANTED dead or
alive. Always buying vintage cycle hel-
mets and old toys. 231-649-0077
SAVAGE and STEVENS RIFLES.
Possibly others. 989-390-1529
Wanted: Baseball, Football,
Basketball and Hockey cards. Before
1972. 231-373-0842
Wanted: OUTBOARD MOTORS, any size,
running or not. Also selling Outboard
Motors. Call 231-546-6000
Wanted: Used Cooking Oil. We will
recycle those large containers of
used cooking oil from your deep fryer.
Maxx Garage. 989-732-4789
Wanted: Used motor oil.
Transmission oil and hydraulic oil.
Maxx Garage. 989-732-4789
REAL ESTATE SALES STATISTICS
Provided to you by and based on information from the Water Wonderland
MLS, Inc. for the period June 4, 2012 through June 10, 2012.
(RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES ONLY)
DAYS DOLLAR VOLUME NUMBER OF NUMBER OF
COUNTY ON MARKET SOLD UNITS SOLD UNITS AVAILABLE
Alcona 0 $0 0 50
Alpena 174 $847,400 13 348
Antrim 0 $0 0 58
Cheboygan 80 $153,900 2 547
Crawford 162 $80,000 2 199
Mackinac 0 $0 0 68
Montmorency 254 $242,000 5 204
Oscoda 28 $55,000 1 156
Otsego 69 $702,329 8 441
Presque Isle 303 $366,101 4 279
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