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A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!

Thursday, January 25, 2007


Police look for ride involved in snowmobile crash
Tuesday, January 23, 2007 12:46 PM EST

ALANSON - Police are still looking for a third person involved in a crash that sent a Northern Michigan snowmobile rider to the hospital Sunday.

Emmet County Sheriff Pete Wallin identified the injured man as Dwayne Paul Richie 42, of Petoskey. Richie was transported to Northern Michigan Hospital by Allied EMS where he was treated for a leg injury and released.Wallin said the crash happened at about 5:38 p.m. on Chicago Street at the snowmobile trail crossing in Alanson.

Deputies said Richie was traveling southbound on the snowmobile trail when he was struck from behind by a second snowmobile. The impact pushed Richie's machine into a minivan driven by L.D. Armock, 48, of Alanson. Armock was not injured.Wallin said deputies are still trying to identify the operator of the second snowmobile, who fled the scene before authorities arrived.He said investigators believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation and Wallin asks anyone with information about the second snowmobile driver to contact his office at 439-8900.

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