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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!

Sunday, January 11, 2009


Man dies in snowmobile crash

last modified January 11. 2009 1:35PM

A 37-year-old Ypsilanti man was killed in a snowmobile crash Saturday night that occurred on a private lot on the west side of Sumpter Rd. in rural Exeter Township.

Sheriff deputies reported the man — Scott A. Dugas — was operating a black 1994 Arctic Cat snowmobile westbound in a snow-covered private field off Sumpter about one mile north of Scofield-Carleton Rd.

While moving, Mr. Dugas entered into a ditch, which caused him to become airborne and be ejected from the snowmobile. The man was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, deputies said.

Mr. Dugas was taken to Mercy Memorial Hospital in Monroe by Monroe Community Ambulance, where he was pronounced dead. The Exeter Township Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation by the Sheriff's Office of Traffic Services Division. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call 240-7758 or 240-7493.


  1. Teresa KInser-Neal12:24 AM

    Scott will be forever in my heart.

  2. Anonymous1:25 AM

    Scott will be forever in my heart.

  3. Teresa (and anonymous), Dan and I are truly sorry for the loss of your family (or friend). We understand how devestating this is for you.

    I think the only part of my "job" as trail reporter that I hate is reading about snowmobile deaths and accidents.

    Our thoughts are with you and the other family members and friends.


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