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April 18, 2017 - Charlevoix County College Sports Digest
April 18, 2017 - Charlevoix County veteran Annalane Marie Groenink featured
April 18, 2017 - Boyne Police activity April 3-9
April 18, 2017 - Boyne Quiz Bowl team ranked second in state
April 18, 2017 - Boyne’s Fitzpatrick retires; April 20 forum on new coach search
April 18, 2017 - Boyne commission approves Macksey rezone
April 17, 2017 - #399 Boyne City Gazette April 19
April 14, 2017 - Boyne City High School People’s Choice Awards winners for 2017
April 13, 2017 - Blood donation events in Charlevoix, Emmet counties
April 13, 2017 - McLaren Northern Michigan Children’s Health Fair April 22
April 13, 2017 - PHOTOS: 2017 Boyne City High School People’s Choice Awards
April 13, 2017 - Michigan Sen. Gary Peters: bill would help businesses apply for fed contracts
April 13, 2017 - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed coming to Northern Michigan
April 12, 2017 - Beaver Island’s St. James Township forgives $105k in sewer debt to itself in order to move on
April 12, 2017 - Senior citizen input wanted on Charlevoix ‘Age-Friendly city’ concept
April 12, 2017 - Boyne robotics team wins district honor; qualifies for state event
April 12, 2017 - Boyne LifeTree Café features mother of Amish schoolhouse shooter
April 12, 2017 - Uproar over housing project proposal sends Boyne Villa back to drawing board
April 10, 2017 - #398 Boyne City Gazette April 12
April 6, 2017 - Guest commentary by Sen. Wayne Schmidt: Our infrastructure must be improved
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    Charlevoix County College Sports Digest

    This special feature is produced for the Boyne City Gazette by sportswriter Chris Graber. Following is an in-depth look at how former high school athletes from around Charlevoix County are doing in sports at the college and university level. Hankins All-American A very small fraction of one percent of athletes are named All-American in their…

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    Boyne Police activity April 3-9

    See what the Boyne City Police Department’s officers do in their daily work with this look at their weekly incident reports. Monday, April 3, 2017 0015 Report of possibly suicidal subject in the 100 block of N. Park St. Located subject. Not suicidal. 1025 Burn permit issued in the 400 block of E Lincoln 1231…

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    Boyne commission approves Macksey rezone

    BY BENJAMIN J. GOHS, EDITOR With a mix of support and opposition from city residents, Boyne developer Ted Macksey’s 30-acre property rezone request has survived yet another municipal test. The Boyne City Commission voted 4-1 at its Tuesday April 11 meeting to approve the rezone request. “He (Macksey) does own the property and we do…

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    #399 Boyne City Gazette April 19

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features the latest installment of our College Sports Digest, stories on a local graduate who has gone on to manage operations for an international engineering firm, the latest on the Macksey housing project, some local opinions and facts on the Affordable Health Care Act—also known as Obamacare, information on a…

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    Boyne City High School People’s Choice Awards winners for 2017

    BY CHRIS FAULKNOR, PUBLISHER The 2017 Boyne City High School People’s Choice Awards honored over two dozen students this year on April 5 at Boyne City High School. This 3,000-word article offers the most in-depth coverage of this year’s awards that you will find anywhere. Each of the nearly thirty winners from Boyne City High…

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    McLaren Northern Michigan Children’s Health Fair April 22

    Nearly 40 community agencies will be participating in the 27th Annual Children’s Health Fair sponsored by McLaren Northern Michigan. The Children’s Health Fair is a fun family event that provides an educational environment where parents can learn how to keep children healthy and safe. The event will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m….

Charlevoix County College Sports Digest

This special feature is produced for the Boyne City Gazette by sportswriter Chris Graber. Following is an in-depth look at how former high school athletes from around Charlevoix County are doing in sports at the college and university level. Hankins All-American A very small fraction of one percent of athletes are named All-American in their…

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  • Boyne commission approves Macksey rezone

    BY BENJAMIN J. GOHS, EDITOR With a mix of support and opposition from city residents, Boyne developer Ted Macksey’s 30-acre property rezone request has survived yet another municipal test. The Boyne City Commission voted 4-1 at its Tuesday April 11 meeting to approve the rezone request. “He (Macksey) does own the property and we do…

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  • Boyne City High School People’s Choice Awards winners for 2017

    BY CHRIS FAULKNOR, PUBLISHER The 2017 Boyne City High School People’s Choice Awards honored over two dozen students this year on April 5 at Boyne City High School. This 3,000-word article offers the most in-depth coverage of this year’s awards that you will find anywhere. Each of the nearly thirty winners from Boyne City High…

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  • McLaren Northern Michigan Children’s Health Fair April 22

    Nearly 40 community agencies will be participating in the 27th Annual Children’s Health Fair sponsored by McLaren Northern Michigan. The Children’s Health Fair is a fun family event that provides an educational environment where parents can learn how to keep children healthy and safe. The event will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m….

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  • Michigan Sen. Gary Peters: bill would help businesses apply for fed contracts

    On Wednesday April 12, U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) visited MessageMakers in Lansing to announce that he will be introducing bipartisan legislation with Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) to help protect small businesses from falling victim to fraud when they register to procure federal contracts. The Procurement Fraud Prevention Act would require small businesses to be…

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  • Guest commentary by Sen. Wayne Schmidt: Our infrastructure must be improved

    BY MICHIGAN SEN. WAYNE SCHMIDT (R-TRAVERSE CITY) After eight months of fact-finding, the commission created by Gov. Rick Snyder to study Michigan’s infrastructure systems recently presented its findings. Thirty-nine percent of our roads and 27 percent of our bridges are structurally deficient. Aging water and sewer infrastructure systems also led to closures at nearly 25…

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  • Boyne City leaf and household junk collections

    Leaf Pickup Schedule May 1 – June 2, Mondays & Fridays The City will pick up leaves during the above scheduled times only. After the scheduled date, citizens will be responsible for their own leaves. Set bagged leaves curbside anytime after the first day of pick up, in biodegradable paper bags. City crews will pick…

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  • Boyne City Public Notice of development/TIF plan

    NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Boyne City Commission DEVELOPMENT AND TAX INCREMENT FINANCING PLAN Boyne City Local Development Financing Authority In accordance with Public Act 281 of 1986, as amended, Michigan’s Local Development Financing Act, the Boyne City Commission will conduct a public hearing to consider approval of the Development and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Plan for…

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  • Boyne planning commission vote moves Macksey rezone request to next stage

    BY BENJAMIN J. GOHS, EDITOR — PHOTOS BY CHRIS FAULKNOR Boyne developer Ted Macksey’s 31-acre property rezone request will move to the next phase. On Monday March 20, the Boyne City Planning Commission—following a contentious nearly four-hour meeting—sent the matter to the Boyne City Commission for consideration with a 5-3 vote. Editor’s Note: This 3,300-word…

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  • Public notices for Charlevoix County, Boyne City, Wilson Twnp.

    CHARLEVOIX COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SYNOPSIS March 22, 2017 The Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners met in the Charlevoix County Commissioners Room on March 22, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Commissioner Reinhardt was excused. Motion approved the agenda as amended. Motion approved the consent agenda. Public Hearing: Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant application for Phase 3 of…

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  • Boyne police officer Christie Hoenicke swearing-in photo gallery

    The Boyne City Police Department gathered on March 20 to swear-in new police officer Christie Hoenicke. Hoenicke signed the oath given by Boyne City Clerk Cindy Grice; after which, her badge was pinned on by her wife Jen Shock. Hoenicke is also pictured with her parents Bob and Bonnie Hoenicke. And, afterward, Christie was pictured…

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  • Raymond “Ray” George Towne, 82, Boyne City, died March 21, 2017

    Raymond “Ray” George Towne, 82, of Boyne City, died March 21, 2017 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital. Ray was born November 14, 1934 in Boyne City, the son of Jay and Veda (Miller) Towne. Ray graduated from Boyne City High School and went on to earn his Associate’s Degree in Business from Northeastern School of…

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  • #396 Boyne City Gazette March 29

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features the most in-depth coverage of the Ted Macksey conditional rezone request you will find, photos from the swearing-in ceremony of Boyne City’s newest police officer, kudos to Rep. Triston Cole for his work in expanding openness in government, a look at the new pastor of the Boyne City Genesis Church, lots of cops and courts news, a look at how your legislators voted recently, obituaries for Raymond Towne and Joseph Dilger, several public notices and classifieds which might directly affect you, our big two-page pet care section with lots of great tips on how to keep your dogs and cats and birds healthy, an events section brimming with things for the whole family to do, and a special tribute to National Doctors Day.

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  • Boyne Celtic Session Irish heritage concert photo gallery

    This photo gallery features pictures from the Sunday March 19 Boyne Celtic Session to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and Boyne’s Irish heritage. Musicians including Omar Felicianio, David Bowen, Linda Hammond, Steve Middaugh, John Richey, and Gaeyle Gerrie-Boss played traditional Irish tunes at the Boyne District Library. Photos by Chris Faulknor

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  • Talk on power of music at Boyne LifeTree Café

    The power of music to affect our moods, enhance our mental state, and aid in our physical wellbeing will be explored at Lifetree Café on Sunday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. The program, titled “Unlocking the Mystery of Music: New Findings on How Music Heals and Relieves,” features a filmed interview with Sarah Johnson, a…

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  • Boyne Police activity April 3-9

    See what the Boyne City Police Department’s officers do in their daily work with this look at their weekly incident reports. Monday, April 3, 2017 0015 Report of possibly suicidal subject in the 100 block of N. Park St. Located subject. Not suicidal. 1025 Burn permit issued in the 400 block of E Lincoln 1231…

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  • #399 Boyne City Gazette April 19

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features the latest installment of our College Sports Digest, stories on a local graduate who has gone on to manage operations for an international engineering firm, the latest on the Macksey housing project, some local opinions and facts on the Affordable Health Care Act—also known as Obamacare, information on a…

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  • Blood donation events in Charlevoix, Emmet counties

    Eligible blood donors of all blood types are encouraged to give blood through the American Red Cross this spring to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients. Donated blood is perishable and must constantly be replenished to keep up with hospital patient need. Red blood cells are the blood component most frequently transfused by…

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  • Senior citizen input wanted on Charlevoix ‘Age-Friendly city’ concept

    Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital and the City of Charlevoix are joining forces to co-sponsor a special event for area seniors. Focused on gathering broad input regarding elements of an “age-friendly city,” the event will provide a comfortable, fun format for seniors to share their thoughts and ideas. The Charlevoix Library (Rooms A-B) will be the…

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  • Boyne LifeTree Café features mother of Amish schoolhouse shooter

    An exclusive filmed interview with the mother of Amish schoolhouse shooter Charles Roberts will be screened at Lifetree Café on Sunday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. The program, titled “Amazing Grace,” features an interview with Terri Roberts, who was embraced by the Amish community following the tragedy. “As I pulled up, I asked if my…

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  • #398 Boyne City Gazette April 12

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on our great big annual story on the Boyne City High School People’s Choice Awards—with photos, an update on the St. James Township record-keeping and finance debacle, the Boyne Villa development, BC Blaze Robotics win, an input session on the age-friendly concept of living in Charlevoix, an opinion about opinions from the editor, cops and courts, plenty of business news, a big full-color Easter page with info on all the upcoming religious events and fun egg hunts for the kids, info on the area’s big kindergarten round-up events, the latest on upcoming community events, Boyne City’s most recent water quality report broken down in fine detail, Glenn L. Coon’s obituary, a bunch of photos from this weekend’s Paint the Town Red fundraiser for Boyne City Public Schools students, and so much more!

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  • ALICE report shows Charlevoix County wages low, cost of living rising

    Char-Em United Way (CEUW), in conjunction with The Michigan Association of United Ways (MAUW) today released a study on the condition of Michigan’s working families, what it has named ALICE households – those that are Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. The report found that low-wage jobs continue to dominate the Michigan employment landscape, with a…

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  • Charlevoix substitute teachers, support staff—Char-Em ISD job fair coming

    Charlevoix-Emmet ISD Educational Job Fair EDUStaff is excited to invite area residents to an educational job fair featuring Charlevoix-Emmet school districts on April 10th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. With the rising demand for substitute teachers, EDUStaff will be on hand to review resumes, start online applications and conduct on-site interviews for immediate openings….

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  • Charlevoix Bridge overnight closures end early

    Work requiring overnight closures on the US-31 bascule bridge in Charlevoix was wrapped up this morning, ending the scheduled 12 overnight closures nine days early. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and contractor Anlaan Corp. finished up the portion of work on the bridge that required it to be closed to traffic for 12 consecutive…

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  • How will Boyne City pay for 475 North Lake St. Open Space?

    Would you support a new millage to help pay for the Open Space parkland on Lake Charlevoix in Boyne City? Residents of Boyne City are invited to attend a meeting on April 18 to discuss options for purchasing the approximate 4.5 acre lakeshore site, known as the “Open Space,” located at 475 North Lake St….

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  • Boyne Police logs March 20-26

    See what the Boyne City Police Department’s officers do in their daily work with this look at their weekly incident reports. Monday, March 20 0657 Citation issued for no proof of insurance at N. Lake and W Michigan 0822 Suspicious vehicle reported on Boyne Av 0910 Alarm in the 500 block of N Lake St…

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  • #397 Boyne City Gazette April 5

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the Boyne City Booster Foundation’s Paint The Town Red, which raises funds for all sorts of activities for Boyne City Public Schools’ students, important information on the upcoming Boyne City Open Space meeting to determine how the property will be paid for, an update on the Charlevoix bridgework schedule, a story on Rep. Triston Cole’s fight for your 2nd Amendment rights, the latest ALICE report on local incomes, guest commentary from Sen. Wayne Schmidt on Michigan’s infrastructure, and a special look at sexual assault awareness, a look at how your Charlevoix County legislators are voting down in Lansing, details on Boyne City’s leaf and rubbish pickup times and just what they will accept, this week’s LifeTree Café event, public notices and classifieds, community photos and many more events.

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  • Coping after suicide explored at Boyne Lifetree Café

    How to heal in the wake of a loved one’s suicide will be discussed at Lifetree Café on Sunday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m. The program, titled “Living After a Suicide: Finding Hope After Loved Ones Take Their Own Lives,” explores the difficult aftermath that friends and family experience after a suicide. “It’s one of…

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  • Sen. Wayne Schmidt constituent meetings in and around Charlevoix County

    State Sen. Wayne Schmidt will hold coffee hours with constituents throughout the 37th Senate District next month. The senator will be available to answer questions and provide information and assistance, as well as take suggestions on issues affecting communities and businesses in the district. No appointment is necessary. For more information or to contact Schmidt,…

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  • Boyne City Police activity logs March 13-19

    See what the Boyne City Police Department was up to between March 13 and 19 as your local peacekeepers deal with everything from assault complaints and suspicious situations to noise complaints and reports of stolen vehicles. Monday, March 13, 2017 0208 Assist EMS in the 700 block of Vogel St. 0819 2 vehicle Property damage…

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  • Joseph Creighton Dilger, 92, of Boyne City, died March 21, 2017

    Joseph Creighton Dilger, 92, of Boyne City, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Loving father of Kathleen M. Dilger (Richard T. Urbis) and Patricia Dilger-Vivian (Daniel D. Vivian). Loving grandfather of Rachel Urbis, Ryan Urbis, Katie Vivian and Kelly Vivian. Joe is preceded in death by the love of his life, Elizabeth E. Dilger. Joe…

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  • Dale Hull named director of Petoskey Voices Without Borders

    Voices Without Borders (VWB), the Petoskey based nonprofit arts organization that produces the biennial Children of the World in Harmony Festival and has developed the Little Traverse Youth Choir (LTYC) over the past several years, has announced that it has hired Dale Hull to serve as its Executive Director. Hull is the former executive director…

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  • Charlevoix County, Boyne City public notices

    CITY OF BOYNE CITY INVITATION TO BID – Asphalt Crack Sealing Services Sealed bids are now being accepted by the City of Boyne City for Asphalt Crack Sealing of Roadways. Bids will be received in a clearly marked envelope labeled – “Asphalt Crack Sealing Bids 2017”, until 1:30 P.M., local time, April 3, 2017 at…

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