“What seems to be the problem here?”

Every Day Danger Bay Banner ©Jack BoardmanPreviously: Melissa James had desk duty, and one of her assignments for the day was to contact all the tug boat captains and inform them their assignment had changed.

WHY?” you may ask, GENTLE READER, and I may just give you an answer—or not. Suffice it to say the original tug boat illustrations—DISAPPEARED (and that’s all I care to say about that)!

Imagine their surprise when Debra and Joey arrived just as Melissa was ending her call to Merle McIntyre, “That’s right, all the tugs are gone as they’re no longer required. Yes, that’s right—see you tomorrow.”

 “What do you mean the tugs are gone?” Debra asked, “We just bought new motorcycles—how can pay for them—and our condos?”

Boomer Note: Okay—OKAY! When I re-illustrated the harbor—I deleted the old harbor illustrations—which I believe included the tugboats and crews. It’s the only way they could have been eliminated. I’ve gone through ALL my files, and they’re nowhere to be found. Continue reading

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“That’s right, all the tugs are gone…”

Every Day Danger Bay Banner ©Jack BoardmanPreviously: Probationary Deputy James Siverthorn, IV, walked over—smiling, “Hello, I’m Deputy Sheriff Jimmy Silverthorn—how may I help you?”

“Somebody stole my key—and I need to sell my motorcycle.”

“You say this is your motorcycle?”

“Yes,” he replied—but began to realize, slowly, that this just might not end well for him.

“Gee—y’know? that motorcycle was reported as stolen,” Jimmy said—feigning reluctance to share that little damning bit of evidence.

“Our work here is done,” Joey said as he & Debra prepared to leave, “Nice talking to you, fella.”

“Sir?” Jimmy grinned, “You must know the drill by now, I need to search and cuff you.”

“My wife’s gonna kill me.” Continue reading

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Soon they’d be on the road

Previously: “But the sound they make…” Debra interrupted.

“…Will be exactly the same as their gasoline fueled counterparts,” Charlie replied, “They’ll sound and feel just like you experienced in what you call the real world—just like your tugboats.”

“You know about the ‘Real World’?” Wyatt asked.

“I’ve heard rumors—it is not a place I’d willingly visit.”

“Based upon what I’ve learned from my girlfriend about the Real World,” Wyatt added, “It’s not a place I’d want to live—and my boss, Sheriff Boomer, along with Chief Deputy Shouse, both say this is a better place to live.”

“It will get a whole lot better when we get our bikes.” Debra laughed.

“Well—then,” Charlie said, “Let’s go deliver your bikes.”

Moments later—they were standing in front of their new motorcycles.

“Well?” Charlie asked. Continue reading

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“Calm-down, Joey!”

Every Day Danger Bay Banner ©Jack BoardmanPreviously: “It’s a retreat for hermits,” Wyatt grinned, “Complete with a private dock and two boats.”

 “C’mon—who?” He asked, “I’ve wondered every time I go by, but forget to ask.”

“The sheriff and the Halvorsons,” Wyatt replied, “And they throw some epic parties.”

“The sheriff?” I don’t see him ever letting his hair down.”

“What hair?” Wyatt laughed, “Their parties are limited to their closest friends, and are quite laid-back.”

“That’s ‘cause they’re old—like you,” Jimmy teased.

“I can clearly see you’re campaigning for the graveyard shift,” Wyatt laughed, “You might just be successful.”

A few minutes later they pulled into Charlie’s place, “Oh GREAT—bikers!”

There were two bikers having an animated conversation with Charlie—this can’t be good! Continue reading

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“Who lives there?”

Every Day Danger Bay Banner ©Jack BoardmanPreviously: “Prisoners remain here generally just a few hours before being transferred to the main jail—there are no prisoners here at the moment. The desk is manned from 0800 to 1630 hours daily, by deputies who work both here and in Moosehead City.”

“Tina Carlson is our full-time desk officer and dispatcher. And on weekends, Deputy James Wilson covers the desk, and he works Monday and Tuesday at the Moosehead City desk.”

“The Chief Desk Deputy is Sylvia Moore who works Wednesday through Sunday. Vacation coverage for these three deputies is handled by regular patrol deputies as needed.”

“Excuse me, Wyatt,” Tina interrupted, “I have a call—it seems that someone is threatening Charlie Johnson—claiming he sold him some bad parts—or something—I can’t quite figure it out. The caller hung-up when I asked for more information.”

“Okay,” Wyatt grinned, “Let’s go Jimmy.” Continue reading

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New Deputy Orientation

Every Day Danger Bay Banner ©Jack BoardmanPreviously: Jerry Carlson could not bring himself to believe that anyone as old as Mac could be so strong—and so fast.

The rest of the biker-wannabes surrendered without a fuss.

Sara Running Deer, William and James White Eagle, Tatonga Rushing Water, Thomas Lonewolf, Willie Howling Coyote, James Laughing Brook, and Eddie Standing Bear, were aboard the “Superior Traveler” where they were monitoring their operations.

As news reports began trickling in, they made the decision to not return to the lodge.

A week later the boat was found drifting on the lake.

There was nobody on board. Continue reading

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There was nobody on board

Back to Normal Banner ©Jack BoardmanPreviously: “I’m sorry Sheriff, my boyfriend is not blessed with much of a brain,” The redhead apologized, “My name is Harper, Rene Harper—and big-badmouthed boyfriend is Jerry Carlson—just in case you have to arrest him.”

“Let’s go check out what we can rent,” Jerry said, “I’m sorry Sheriff, but where I come from people know their place.”

“You just see that while you’re in my county—you know your place—else your place will be in my jail.”

After they left, Boomer called the manager at Lakeview Motors. He told them to supply them anything they need—complete with tracking devices in each, “I have a hunch this is connected to the Canadian Ojibwe plan to take over the Eagle Point Reservation.”

“They’re going to hit the Casino?”

“That’s my thought, Mac.”

Season 13—Adventure 7—Back to Normal?—Episode 10—Scene 1… At Moosehead City Hospital… Deputy Kim DeRusha interviewed Randy Summers, one of the survivors of the Battle of Moosehead CR 65, “I didn’t know what they were gonna do—I was told we was s’posta just hassle the people at the motel—then they started shooting.”

At Moosehead City Hospital ©Jack BoardmanAt Moosehead City Hospital

“You didn’t know their plan?”

“Some of it—we was gonna hit the armored car when it left the casino,” Randy began, “They said it would be easy and on one would get hurt—nobody was s’posta get hurt. Then they attacked that deputy—they lied to me.”

DeRusha called the sheriff with what she learned.

“Offer him a reduced charge of conspiracy in exchange for his cooperation, and if he agrees, put him in a private room in the hospital. Stay with him until you’re relieved.”

“Yes sir.”

“Good work, Deputy.”

Back to Normal?—Episode 10—Scene 2… At the Lakeview Tavern… The “bikers” rented six nondescript sedans and made arrangements with the rental manager for a large van, “It will take a couple of hours to get the truck here for you.”

“We have the time,” Rene Harper replied, “Is there any place we can wait where refreshments, other than coffee are served?”

“Yes, Silverthorn’s Lakeview Tavern, they’re open now.”

Five minutes later—sixteen biker-wannabes descended upon Silverthorn’s Lakeview Tavern—to the complete and utter surprise of the Stanchfield sisters who had just completed their preparations for the brunch rush, “Good morning and welcome to the Lakeview Tavern!”

Badass Bikers arrived the Lakeview Tavern ©Jack Boardman“Good morning and welcome to the Lakeview Tavern!”

They placed their respective “liquid brunch” orders—almost certainly something that would give the manager of Lakeview Motors to get everything ready for them—as per the Sheriff’s orders.

The bikers no more that started their respective liquid brunches when Betty Stanchfield said to Rene, “Lakeview Motors just called, your cars are all fueled, washed and ready for you.”

“Thank you,” she replied, and detailed six of her crew to go get the cars.

Fifteen minutes later—Rene was again approached by Betty, “You guys have not yet arrived.”

Rene called one of the men she’d sent—Sheriff Boomer answered, “He can’t answer—none of your men can answer.”

“What? Why not?”

“They stopped at the Codger Café and Coffee and made the huge mistake of hassling Deputy McIntyre—three of them are on their way to the hospital and the remaining three are about to head to my jail.”

Back to Normal?—Episode 10—Scene 3… At the Codger Café & Coffee™… Sheriff Boomer contacted Chief Deputy Shouse, “Okay—vacation’s over—get our crew together and send them to the Blue Swallow Motel and arrest the suspects—I have Marshal Silverthorn going to the Codger Lodge to arrest the suspects there.”

“Understood.”

“Try not to shoot anybody.”

“Dammit!” Chris laughed.

Boomer then turned to Mac, “First we pay a visit to the Lakeview Tavern and hassle those biker wannabes.”

“Excellent—I want a piece of that big loudmouthed sissy,” Mac rumbled, “I have two squads responding to the tavern, they should arrive in a few minutes.”

“When they arrive, we’ll go get the folks at the Codger Lodge™!”

As it turned out they’d not have to go to the lodge—Medford called and informed the sheriff that the Codger’s boat was past due—way past due to return.

So they amused themselves confronting the biker wannabes. Mac walked-up to Jerry Carlson, the loudmouthed wannabe, who attempted to punch Mac.

Mac & Boomer amused themselves confronting the Badass Bikers ©Jack BoardmanSo they amused themselves confronting the biker wannabes.

Mac grabbed his wrist, and bent his arm behind his back and slapped a handcuff around the guy’s wrist, then grabbed his long hair and forced him to kneel as he finished cuffing him.

The racial epithets were many and nasty—lasting until he was shoved into a waiting squad car.

Jerry Carlson could not bring himself to believe that anyone as old as Mac could be so strong—and so fast.

The rest of the biker-wannabes surrendered without a fuss.

Back to Normal?—Episode 10—Scene 4… Somewhere on Lake Superior… Sara Running Deer, William and James White Eagle, Tatonga Rushing Water, Thomas Lonewolf, Willie Howling Coyote, James Laughing Brook, and Eddie Standing Bear, were aboard the “Superior Traveler” where they were monitoring their operations.

As news reports began trickling in, they made the decision to not return to the lodge.

A week later the boat was found drifting on the lake.

Sara Running Deer and her staff on Superior ©Jack BoardmanA week later the boat was found drifting on the lake.

There was nobody on board.

Thus ends this Adventure—but our story? To be Continued…

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Biker wannabes

Back to Normal Banner ©Jack BoardmanPreviously: While Chris was busy being shocked, Doc McLean and Linda-Sue Johnson entered the office, “Chief Deputy Will Eagle Talon hurting, and still in serious condition…”

“…But he’s going to make it,” Linda-Sue finished Doc’s announcement.

Linda Bryant Halvorson and Sarah Cooper exchanged knowing glances and smiled—it would seem that Linda-Sue and Will Eagle Talon were “an item,” and if not already, will soon be beauty & barber shop topics of conversation.

“Chris? You and Jimmy take the next couple of days off—COMPLETELY off from police work. Come to think of it—I want all Spec-Ops people to take the next two days off—understood?”

“What about you?”

“Big Mac, Jay Merton, Daisy & I are going to hang-out at the Codger Coffee Café.” Continue reading

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“Let me get this straight…”

Back to Normal Banner ©Jack BoardmanPreviously: Silverthorn blew right past the Hudson—instead of running driving to safety—he put the Crown-Vic into a 180° spin.

When the car stopped, he jumped out using his squad as cover.

The fugitives opened fire with shotguns and semi-automatic assault-style rifles turning Silverthorn’s Crown Vic into Swiss cheese in seconds.

He returned fire using his standard-issue .45 caliber WWII era machine pistol—expertly firing three-round bursts.

The Battle of CR65 was soon over—all seven fugitives were down—three of them forever. Continue reading

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The Battle of Moosehead CR 65

Back to Normal Banner ©Jack BoardmanPreviously: Sergeant Eagle Talon dropped to the ground, badly wounded by two shotgun blasts.

Andy shot the two, mortally wounding both—but the rest sped off.

As Doc ran to the wounded deputy, Andy took-off after the big old Hudson station wagon.

“Karen!” McLean yelled, “Get paramedics!”

“Already called—on the way! How’s he doing?”

“What can I do, Doc?”

“Oh Linda!” Doc replied, “Put direct pressure on his chest wound—it will help him breathe.”

Moments later the rescue squad arrived, “Doc—are you going to ride with us?”

“I’ll go, Doc!” Linda exclaimed, “You get your gear and meet us at the hospital!”

“Linda will ride with you—I’ll meet you at the hospital.”

“You’re the boss, Doc, see you there!”

Back to Normal?—Episode 6—Scene 3… On a dirt road north of Moosehead City…

Jimmy Silverthorn was in pursuit—easily keeping-up with the slow, poor-handling old Hudson. He was too angry to be smart—he was, after all outnumbered 7:1 by the bad guys.

He’d be in deep trouble if they stopped.

They stopped. Continue reading

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