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May 2003
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The Plan for Furnishing the New Health Center

Notice to Voters: Important School Finance Issue

Chamber’s 2003 Citizen of the Year Banquet

James Kenwabakisee Cuts His Own Channel

Beaver Island Wildlife Club News

Patrick Cull, by Gosh

Michigan Townships Association

Coyotes on the Ice

Here comes... the Acacia

On This Date

My Grandfather’s Farm

Skip Duhamel: Our World-class Totem Pole Carver

News from the Townships

The EMS in Action

Charlevoix County Commissioners

Results ... from the Egg Lake Seven

The Way it Was: the Famine in Arranmore

BIBCO Press Release

Leadership Retreat to focus on challenges

Arts & Culture Grant Update

Carrie Podgorski makes Deans List

Local Poet Melissa Bailey wins Prize

17th Annual Beaver Island Talent Show

Native American and Crooked Tree teachers visit Lighthouse School

AmVets raise ribbons and flags for Beaver Island

One Hundred Years Ago

Paradise Bay Dive Shop comes to ... Paradise Bay

Come See “The Vile Veterinarian” - May 2nd 2003

Cindy Turns a Page

Weather or Not

Edgar B. Speer Refloated

Ronald Haggard 1977 - 2000

Lester Gallagher 1918 - 2002

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James Kenwabakisee Breaks Out

Two days after the Acacia sliced through the ice, the Emerald Isle made a round trip while Jimmy Ken slowly and laboriously, but with great expertise, hammered and sliced and smashed a channel from his dock north of Bud Martin's into the ferry channel. The primary technique involves ramming the boat up onto the ice, letting it settle through, and then backing away to get up steam for the next run. The sheet of ice covering the east half of the harbor was pressed down by the weight of his boat each time, making water squish out from under the edges at the shore, creating a mini tidal wave.

Once he hit the channel, he and his merry gang did a quick circle for those watching from the ferry dock, and then raced out of the harbor for a much-deserved first spring trip while his wife and daughters sat patiently on the dock, “letting the boys have their fun.”

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