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    Boyne City Paint The Town Red 2018 in photos

    This photo gallery contains 45 pictures from the Saturday April 21 Boyne City Booster Foundation Paint The Town Red event. This fundraiser banquet supports numerous educational, sporting, arts, and music programs offered by the Boyne City Public Schools. Photos by Chris Faulknor

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    #452 Boyne City Gazette April 25

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the passing of former Boyne City Police Chief Randy Howard, the latest on some major local court cases, everything you need to know about Boyne City’s upcoming rubbish and leaf pickups, fun events held by the Charlevoix Repbulicans and Democrats, a look at what your state legislators are up to, photos from Business After Hours, some important public notices which may affect you, our big color photo spread from Paint The Town Read … and, the Boyne City Gazette is a finalist for Newspaper of the Year!

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    Boyne City, Ellsworth students among CTAC art show winners

    On Saturday, April 7, Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey’s Annual Youth Art Show opened. The artwork created by students in the Char-Em ISD, and homeschool students in Charlevoix and Emmet counties will be on display through Saturday May 5.     Pictured in the featured image are: “Final Exam Tea Pot” by Houston Spencer, Grade 12,…

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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.    

Boyne City Paint The Town Red 2018 in photos

This photo gallery contains 45 pictures from the Saturday April 21 Boyne City Booster Foundation Paint The Town Red event. This fundraiser banquet supports numerous educational, sporting, arts, and music programs offered by the Boyne City Public Schools. Photos by Chris Faulknor

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  • Michigan Sen. Wayne Schmidt hosts Boy Scouts in Lansing

    37th District Michigan State Sen. Wayne Schmidt (R-Traverse City) welcomed Boy Scouts of America Michigan and their leadership to Lansing on Tuesday, April 24. Scouts from around the state, including northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula, made the trip to Lansing to deliver their Report to the State for 2017. The report serves as an update both…

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  • Boyne City Police incident reports, April 9-15

    See what the Boyne City Police Department’s officers do in their daily work with this look at their weekly incident reports. Monday, April 9 0036 Report of animal making weird noise in the 300 block of E Division 0244 Assist Sheriff Dept. at Pleasant and Behling. 0741 Alarm in the 100 block of E Water St 0927 Juvenile complaint…

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  • #452 Boyne City Gazette April 25

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the passing of former Boyne City Police Chief Randy Howard, the latest on some major local court cases, everything you need to know about Boyne City’s upcoming rubbish and leaf pickups, fun events held by the Charlevoix Repbulicans and Democrats, a look at what your state legislators are up to, photos from Business After Hours, some important public notices which may affect you, our big color photo spread from Paint The Town Read … and, the Boyne City Gazette is a finalist for Newspaper of the Year!

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  • Michigan contractors urge lawmakers to protect prevailing wage

    Prevailing wage attracts high-skilled workers to Michigan at a time when they’re needed most Contractors across Michigan today urged Michigan lawmakers to protect Michigan’s prevailing wage law because it attracts and retains highly-skilled Michigan workers, helping businesses ensure they have the best workers on every job. 76 contractors — from Muskegon to Detroit — signed…

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  • Boyne City schools needs volunteers for home track events

    Boyne City Public Schools needs help with its at-home track and field events. When they host track meets, it takes many volunteers to help the event run as smoothly as possible. Attached below is a link to BCPS’s four home track meets (two Middle School, two High School) volunteer sign up lists. This link will…

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  • PUBLIC NOTICE: Boyne City budget 2018-2019

    CITY OF BOYNE CITY RESOLUTION OF ADOPTION NO. 2018-04-039 GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT For 2018 / 2019 (1 May 2018 – 30 April 2019) Section 1. The funds necessary to defray the operating expenses and long-term debt obligations of the City of Boyne City and the estimated revenues by source for the Fiscal Year Ending 30…

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  • Remembering Boyne’s Jill Crissman

    BY CHRIS FAULKNOR, PUBLISHER I used to watch the cartoon “Beetlejuice” on TV when I was little. While it’s an interesting way to start a column, my reasoning will be plain in a moment. The main character, when finding herself in a bind, would mutter “Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice” to herself, at which time, the hero…

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  • Michigan Adopt-A-Highway dates change due to weather

    With persistent snowbanks and late season snowstorms complicating plans, the schedule for the annual Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) program has been changed. The ongoing pickup in the southern half of the Lower Peninsula will be extended through April 29. The first Adopt-A-Highway pickup for the northern Lower Peninsula and Upper Peninsula will be…

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  • PUBLIC NOTICE: Taking bids on Boyne City marina work

    ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID City of Boyne City F. Grant Moore Municipal Marina – Phase I Marina Improvements Sealed Bids for the construction of the F. Grant Moore Municipal Marina – Phase I Marina Improvements will be received by the City of Boyne City, at the 319 N Lake St, Boyne City, MI 49712, until 10:00…

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  • Trump tax repeal event April 16 in Traverse City

    MONDAY: In Advance of Tax Day, Activists Host Event in Traverse City to Call on Congress to Repeal the TrumpTax Over 100 Events Across the Country Will Shine a Light on Republican Tax Hikes on Middle-Class Families On Monday, April 16, activists from across Michigan will host an event in advance of Tax Day to call…

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  • Michigan Adopt-A-Highway litter pickup April 14-22

    Highway roadsides across lower Michigan will get a spring cleaning beginning Saturday as volunteers in the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) program head out to pick up litter from April 14 to 22. Due to snow still on the ground in some areas, the first Adopt-A-Highway pickup for the northern Lower Peninsula and Upper Peninsula will…

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  • MI Gov. Snyder signs laws on missing person info, teacher requirements, tax breaks, liquor sales

    Requirements for information about missing persons entered in state and national databases has been broadened under legislation signed by Gov. Rick Snyder. “It’s critical that state and national databases receive the most current information about missing persons to quickly identify those individuals,” Snyder said. “This bill helps ensure that this crucial information is shared with…

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  • #450 Boyne City Gazette April 11

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette—our 450th issue—features stories about Boyne City’s Unity Hall, the latest in the Charevoix County Prosecutor Allen Telgenhof’s credit card use investigation, info on the upcoming Buff up Boyne, Boyne City Public Schools’ plan to offer free preschool, local opinions, cops and courts, a look at how Charlevoix County’s state legislators…

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  • Petoskey Audubon presents Madagascar—the Eighth Planet

    The public is invited to this free program at 7pm on Tuesday, April 10, at Northern Lights Recreation, Harbor Springs. Join Rosann Kovalcik, Michigan Audubon board member, as she presents a program on Madagascar – the Eighth Continent. Kovalcik will take you from Antananarivo to the Baobob Forest and places in between. Ever travel by Zebu or see…

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  • North Central Michigan College employees vote for MEA representation

    Following a conference call this afternoon, Monday April 23, between representatives of the MEA, MERC and North Central Michigan College administration, it was determined that North Central Michigan College’s Office, Clerical, Custodial and Maintenance employees had enough votes in favor of MEA representation for purposes of collective bargaining. It will still take five business days…

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  • Little Traverse Conservancy Director Tom Bailey debuts book

    The highly requested and much anticipated compilation of essays and newsletter columns by longtime Little Traverse Conservancy Executive Director Tom Bailey is hot off the press this month. A North Country Almanac: Reflections of an Old-School Conservationist in a Modern World, features previously-printed pieces seen in LTC’s newsletters, as well as additional pieces he has…

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  • Boyne City July 4 volunteers needed; info meeting Monday April 23

    With several of Boyne City’s Independence Day festival organizers planning to retire after this year, the city’s 4th of July Committee will need new volunteers to help keep the events going. After more than three decades of service, 4th of July Committee Co-chairs Liz Kroondyk and Ann Parks will be stepping down. Organizers fear that,…

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  • Boyne City, Ellsworth students among CTAC art show winners

    On Saturday, April 7, Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey’s Annual Youth Art Show opened. The artwork created by students in the Char-Em ISD, and homeschool students in Charlevoix and Emmet counties will be on display through Saturday May 5.     Pictured in the featured image are: “Final Exam Tea Pot” by Houston Spencer, Grade 12,…

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  • Heading north this weekend? Mackinaw Bridge to close briefly Saturday morning

    Brief, early-morning Mackinac Bridge closure scheduled to begin next phase of tower painting project  To continue repainting the Mackinac Bridge’s north tower, contractors need to hang a pair of custom moveable scaffold platforms above the roadway, requiring a brief closureSaturday morning. Seaway Painting, the contractor for the $6.3 million two-season project, expects to need a 30-minute…

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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.    

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  • Boyne City auction – Saturday April 21 – benefits Charlevoix Humane Society

    Auction! Three business liquidation sale Saturday April 21st 10 a.m. — Preview 9 a.m. 116 S Lake St, Boyne City, MI 49712 Inventory liquidation of the Sportsman’s Bar, and Little Lena’s Restaurant along with inventory from CindiFrancos Cool Stuff. Loaded with kitchen equipment, tables, chairs sports bar memorabilia, home accessories, home décor, Arcade game, and lots more….

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  • Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder shares school safety initiatives

    Gov. Rick Snyder yesterday unveiled a plan to phase-in new school safety initiatives designed to help ensure students in Michigan can focus on growing and learning rather than being worried about violence in school. “Recent tragedies taking place in schools nationwide have escalated emotions and driven some people to entrench upon a single position. But…

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  • #451 Boyne City Gazette April 18

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the recent passing of Jilaine Crissman, the latest dubious goings-on in the Village of Boyne Falls, info on scams to beware of, local winners of the big art contest, an update on PirateFest, lots of cops & courts news, many public notices which may affect you, a…

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  • OBITUARY: Andrew Brzezinski July 8, 1934 – April 5, 2018

    Andrew Brzezinski, 83, of Boyne City, died Thursday, April 5, 2018, at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. He was born on July 8, 1934, in Hamtramck, Michigan, the son of Andrew, Jr. and Stella (Syska) Brzezinski. Andrew served in the United States Navy from 1954 to 1962. He married Constance Whitfield on October 7,…

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  • GUEST COMMENTARY: Sexual assault awareness

    By Megan King, Violence Prevention Coordinator, Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan Each year during April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we seek to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. This year feels different.    

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  • PUBLIC NOTICE: Charlevoix County notice of elections May 8

    ELECTION NOTICE NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION TO THE ELECTORS OF THE FOLLOWING CITIES/TOWNSHIPS CHARLEVOIX COUNTY, MICHIGAN TO BE HELD MAY 8, 2018 To the qualified electors of the following Cities/Townships notice is hereby given that a Special Election will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, for the purpose of electing officials for the following…

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  • MI Sen. Gary Peters questions Coast Guard on Line 5 damage

    Questioning Comes Amid Reports This Week That Vessel Activity Caused Dents into Aging Pipeline in Straits of Mackinac WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), a member of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, today questioned U.S. Coast Guard Deputy Commandant for Operations, Policy, and Capabilities, Rear Admiral Linda Fagan at a committee hearing, following reports…

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  • MI Senator Wayne Schmidt: close Enbridge pipeline during investigation

    State Sen. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, issued the following statement on Wednesday regarding the recent damage to Line 5 and other underwater cables beneath the straits: “I cannot begin to explain my disappointment with what happened last week — not only because of what happened, but how it was handled as well. “The communication efforts by…

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  • Expect to hear warning siren at 1 p.m. today in Boyne, EJ, Charlevoix

    The cities of Boyne City, Charlevoix and East Jordan, in cooperation with the Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet Central Dispatch Authority, will be participating in the annual statewide Outdoor Warning Siren testing at 1 p.m. on Wednesday April 11. The siren testing should last for less than a minute. The communities are looking to continue their siren…

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