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July 25, 2017 - Boyne City soccer clubs merging; sign up by July 31
July 25, 2017 - Boyne area bone marrow drive fundraiser in honor of Braylan Blackwell
July 24, 2017 - Guest commentary on Enbridge Line 5 from Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council
July 24, 2017 - #413 Boyne City Gazette July 26
July 19, 2017 - Chris Christie’s Beachgate a good example of why so many distrust news media
July 18, 2017 - July 25 home ownership fair in Boyne City
July 18, 2017 - Marina work, new industrial district top Boyne City Commission business
July 18, 2017 - Charlevoix County Veteran of the Month: Clifford Grose
July 18, 2017 - Charlevoix County clerk and courts filings
July 18, 2017 - International children’s choir concert coming to Boyne
July 18, 2017 - Boyne Police logs June 26 – July 2
July 18, 2017 - Better broadband internet coming to Beaver Island
July 18, 2017 - Charlevoix County: looking for a job? Every Speedway store in Michigan holding open interviews
July 18, 2017 - #412 Boyne City Gazette July 19
July 13, 2017 - Wilson Township, Charlevoix County, board of review public meeting
July 12, 2017 - M-32, I-75 business loop resurfacing in Gaylord starts July 17
July 12, 2017 - New name, services, and hires at Charlevoix BASES Recovery Center
July 12, 2017 - Boyne City Farmers Market 4th Annual Food Truck Rally
July 12, 2017 - Boyne commissioners consider water service expansion, dog fitness trail, new software, fencing fix
July 12, 2017 - Ingrid Day hired as new Boyne Main Street assistant
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    #413 Boyne City Gazette July 26

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on Boyne Falls Polish Festival, Charlevoix Area Humane Society’s Woofstock fundraising event, the Northern Michigan Antique Flywheelers Club’s annual four-day festival for the whole family, a catamaran regatta looking for participants, help for three local families looking to buy a home, local opinions, the latest Boyne City Police…

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    Marina work, new industrial district top Boyne City Commission business

    BY BENJAMIN J. GOHS, EDITOR Marina improvements and a request for a new industrial district designation topped the Boyne City Commission’s Tuesday July 11 meeting. Boyne City Manager Michael Cain, Boyne Mayor Tom Neidhamer and the city’s harbormaster Barb Brooks signed a grant agreement for phase one of the city’s expanded marina improvements project which…

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    Charlevoix County clerk and courts filings

    The latest Charlevoix County Circuit and District courts information, including assumed names, divorces, and marriages. District Court The following cases were recently heard in Charlevoix’s 90th District Court: Erin Kathryn Ford, 40 of Ellsworth, unlawful use of a license plate. To serve eight days in jail with credit for eight days served, to pay $250 in fines and costs. Lucas Troy…

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    Boyne Police logs June 26 – July 2

    See what the Boyne City Police Department’s officers do in their daily work with this look at their weekly incident reports. Monday, June 26, 2017 0010 Assist Sheriff Dept on at Camp Sherwood Rd 0652 Vehicle unlock at Grant and Cedar. 0948 Report of abandoned vehicle on Terrace St. 1348 Civil complaint on Water St 1419 Fraud complaint from…

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    Better broadband internet coming to Beaver Island

    BY BENJAMIN J. GOHS, EDITOR The construction which began in January and is expected to be complete in early 2018 will expand and improve high-speed internet to 671 locations on Beaver Island. According to TDS Telecom, the Madison, Wisc. company doing the work, the FCC allocated $3.3 million to improve voice and broadband service for…

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    Charlevoix County: looking for a job? Every Speedway store in Michigan holding open interviews

    Speedway to hire more than 2,000 employees Speedway LLC (Speedway), the nation’s second-largest chain of company-owned and -operated convenience stores with approximately 2,730 stores in 21 states, is looking to hire more than 2,000 employees across nine states to fill existing and growth-related positions. Speedway is seeking to fill leadership positions, including shift leader trainees…

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    #412 Boyne City Gazette July 19

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the upcoming international children’s concert (featured photo) coming to Boyne City, a look at the latest Boyne City Commission meeting, info on Celebrate Walloon, the story on better internet service coming to Beaver Island, police logs and court information, important public notices, the veteran of the month, tips to keep your pets happy and healthy, a look at some new and proposed business initiatives which may help your company, so many photos from last week’s local events, a full listing of upcoming activities and so much more!

  • #413 Boyne City Gazette July 26

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on Boyne Falls Polish Festival, Charlevoix Area Humane Society’s Woofstock fundraising event, the Northern Michigan Antique Flywheelers Club’s annual four-day festival for the whole family, a catamaran regatta looking for participants, help for three local families looking to buy a home, local opinions, the latest Boyne City Police…

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  • Charlevoix County Veteran of the Month: Clifford Grose

    The “Veteran of the Month” for July 2017 is Clifford Eugene Grose. Born December 30th, 1935 in Petoskey, Michigan, he attended school in Oxford, Michigan graduating in the class of 1953 from Oxford High School and attended North Central Michigan College in Petoskey.    

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  • Better broadband internet coming to Beaver Island

    BY BENJAMIN J. GOHS, EDITOR The construction which began in January and is expected to be complete in early 2018 will expand and improve high-speed internet to 671 locations on Beaver Island. According to TDS Telecom, the Madison, Wisc. company doing the work, the FCC allocated $3.3 million to improve voice and broadband service for…

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  • #412 Boyne City Gazette July 19

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the upcoming international children’s concert (featured photo) coming to Boyne City, a look at the latest Boyne City Commission meeting, info on Celebrate Walloon, the story on better internet service coming to Beaver Island, police logs and court information, important public notices, the veteran of the month, tips to keep your pets happy and healthy, a look at some new and proposed business initiatives which may help your company, so many photos from last week’s local events, a full listing of upcoming activities and so much more!

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  • M-32, I-75 business loop resurfacing in Gaylord starts July 17

    M-32 (Main Street) and I-75 Business Loop (BL) (South Otsego Avenue) Gaylord ESTIMATED STARTING DATE: Monday, July 17, 2017 ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE: Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 PROJECT: The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest $826,000 to resurface M-32 from east of Hayes Road to Wisconsin Avenue, and I-75 BL from Second Street to Wisconsin Avenue/Grandview…

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  • Boyne City Farmers Market 4th Annual Food Truck Rally

    In celebration of all things local, the Boyne City Farmers Market is hosting the 4th Annual Food Truck Rally fundraiser at Veterans Park on Thursday, July 13, from 6-9 p.m. “This fun event with live music attracts a lively crowd of food enthusiasts,” Kelsie King-Duff, Boyne City Main Street Executive Director said. Market vendors Beijo…

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  • Ingrid Day hired as new Boyne Main Street assistant

    Ingrid Day was hired in June to be the new assistant to Kelsie King-Duff, the executive director of the Boyne City Main Street program. Ingrid will provide support to Kelsie, the Main Street Board and all the Main Street activities in a part-time capacity. Ingrid, her husband Michael and their two children have called Boyne…

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  • Boyne, East Jordan, Charlevoix college graduates

    UW-Stevens Point spring grads The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point conferred degrees on nearly 1,200 graduates during the university’s spring commencement ceremonies on May 20. Graduates, their guests and faculty members were addressed by Robert Whitsitte, a 1977 graduate and former president of the Seattle Seahawks, Portland Trailblzers and Seattle Supersonics. East Jordan Briana R Sladick,…

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  • Boyne Police activity June 19-25

    See what the Boyne City Police Department’s officers do in their daily work with this look at their weekly incident reports. MONDAY JUNE 19, 2017 0406 Report of a B&E in progress in the 400 block of Boyne Av. Unfounded. 0653 Vehicle unlock in the 1300 block of Boyne Av 0746 Civil complaint in the 200 block of e…

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  • #411 Boyne City Gazette July 12

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the upcoming food truck rally, Boyne City Commission business, major changes to BASES drug treatment center, a look at a local boy who needs your help, some interesting local opinions, cops and courts info, tons of community photos—including pictures from all the Boyne Fourth of July fun and Boyne Thunder, important public notices which may affect you, health tips and healthy recipes in our wellness section, upcoming events and so much more!

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  • 2017 Boyne Thunder July 7-8

    Bigger than ever, the 14th annual Boyne Thunder Poker Run brings speed, thunder, and excitement to northern Michigan on July 7 and 8 in Boyne City. The poker run showcases 120 high performance boats from all over the country, roaring through the waters of Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan on a 130-mile excursion in search…

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  • Boyne recreation projects in line for chunk of $9.9 million Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund moneys

    105th District Michigan State Rep. Triston Cole (R-Mancelona) recently joined his House colleagues in voting for legislation to develop access to natural resources and purchase land. Natural Resources Trust Fund projects and purchases in Otsego, Charlevoix, Antrim, Montmorency and Oscoda counties total more than $9.9 million. If approved, some of the money would go to…

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  • Boyne City Police warn fireworks users to obey laws, ordinances

    The Boyne City Police Department would like to remind residents and visitors that Boyne City has a fireworks ordinance that spells out when Fireworks may be used. “Consumer Fireworks” which are defined as firework devices designed to produce visible and/or audible effects by combustion, are only allowed to be used on the day before a…

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  • Boyne’s Don Lockman inducted to Michigan Outdoor Hall of Fame

    BY RICK FOWLER, SPECIAL TO THE BOYNE CITY GAZETTE The Michigan Outdoor Writers Association (MOWA) in partnership with the DNR dedicated a new wing at the Carl T. Johnson facility in Cadillac on June 17. This event was to welcome in the first class of individuals (and one company) to the Michigan Outdoor Hall of…

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  • PUBLIC NOTICE: Boyne City hearing on Industrial Development District

    City of Boyne City Notice of Public Hearing To Consider Establishing an Industrial Development District Pursuant to Public Act 198 of 1974, Plant Rehabilitation and Industrial Development District Act, a public hearing is scheduled to consider establishing an Industrial Development District requested by Van Dam Marine Co., known as 970 and 974 E. Division St,…

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  • PUBLIC NOTICE: Charlevoix County summer tax deferment

    CHARLEVOIX COUNTY TOWNSHIPS & CITIES PUBLIC NOTICE Applications for Deferment of Summer 2017 Taxes All Township and City treasurers in Charlevoix County are currently accepting applications for summer 2016 tax deferments (deferments are not exemptions). To qualify, a household annual income cannot exceed $40,000. The Applicant(s) must also be: 1. 62 years of age or…

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  • #409 Boyne City Gazette June 28

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features the big Boyne 4th of July preview with a listing of the many events for this two-day celebration. We also have stories on local outdoor writer Don Lockman’s induction into the Hall of Fame, as well as plenty of community photos, info on the upcoming East Jordan Freedom Festival, a call for founding board members for the new Boyne history museum, cops and courts, how Charlevoix County’s state legislators voted, several public notices which may be important to you. We also have the latest local college grads and dean’s list honorees, details on a big summer reading contest, and so much more!

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  • Guest commentary on Enbridge Line 5 from Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council

    Kristy Beyer, Communications Director with the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council shared this letter on behalf of Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council Policy Director Jennifer McKay. The letter gives a brief overview of some of the highest priority areas that need to be rectified in the Alternatives Analysis draft report in order for the final report…

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  • Marina work, new industrial district top Boyne City Commission business

    BY BENJAMIN J. GOHS, EDITOR Marina improvements and a request for a new industrial district designation topped the Boyne City Commission’s Tuesday July 11 meeting. Boyne City Manager Michael Cain, Boyne Mayor Tom Neidhamer and the city’s harbormaster Barb Brooks signed a grant agreement for phase one of the city’s expanded marina improvements project which…

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  • Charlevoix County clerk and courts filings

    The latest Charlevoix County Circuit and District courts information, including assumed names, divorces, and marriages. District Court The following cases were recently heard in Charlevoix’s 90th District Court: Erin Kathryn Ford, 40 of Ellsworth, unlawful use of a license plate. To serve eight days in jail with credit for eight days served, to pay $250 in fines and costs. Lucas Troy…

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  • Boyne Police logs June 26 – July 2

    See what the Boyne City Police Department’s officers do in their daily work with this look at their weekly incident reports. Monday, June 26, 2017 0010 Assist Sheriff Dept on at Camp Sherwood Rd 0652 Vehicle unlock at Grant and Cedar. 0948 Report of abandoned vehicle on Terrace St. 1348 Civil complaint on Water St 1419 Fraud complaint from…

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  • Charlevoix County: looking for a job? Every Speedway store in Michigan holding open interviews

    Speedway to hire more than 2,000 employees Speedway LLC (Speedway), the nation’s second-largest chain of company-owned and -operated convenience stores with approximately 2,730 stores in 21 states, is looking to hire more than 2,000 employees across nine states to fill existing and growth-related positions. Speedway is seeking to fill leadership positions, including shift leader trainees…

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  • Wilson Township, Charlevoix County, board of review public meeting

    WILSON TOWNSHIP CHARLEVOIX COUNTY PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE BOARD OF REVIEW The Wilson Township Board of Review will meet on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 5:00 PM at the Wilson Township hall, located at 02530 Fall Park Road, Boyne City, MI, to correct clerical errors and mutual mistakes of fact, or to consider appeals related to Principal…

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  • New name, services, and hires at Charlevoix BASES Recovery Center

    The featured photo shows new BASES staff members (from left) Dennis Kan, Jennifer Martin, and Craig Currier. Long known as a teen center, officials at BASES Recovery Center (Bay Area Substance Education Services) are unveiling a name change for their facility along with new services for adults. From its start in 1993, BASES has been…

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  • Charlevoix County 2017 summer events

    July 12 – 26 Senior Center Dinners Boyne Area Senior Center, 411 Division In Boyne City; 582-6682 – Come Join Us For Wednesday Night Dinner. Dinner Is Served From 5 To 6 p.m. with music 5:30 – 7 p.m. July 12 Baked Chicken Will Be Served Music By With The Blackwoods Maestros July 19 Pork…

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  • Charlevoix, Emmet blood drives scheduled to fill critical need

    The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types to give now and help save lives. Blood donations have fallen short of expectations for the past two months, resulting in about 61,000 fewer donations than needed and causing…

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  • Michigan drivers: watch out for road cleanup volunteers July 15-23

    Motorists should be on the lookout beginning Saturday as thousands of Adopt-A-Highway volunteers fan out along state roadways from Ironwood to Detroit picking up litter. Participants in the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) program will clean highway roadsides from July 15 to 23during the second of three scheduled pickups this year. “These dedicated Adopt-A-Highway volunteers help maintain our…

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  • Boyne Police logs June 12-18

    See what the Boyne City Police Department’s officers do in their daily work with this look at their weekly incident reports. Monday, June 12, 2017 0059 Tree on cable lines and blocking both lanes of Groveland. 0127 Tree on a residence in the 500 block of N Lake St. 0201 Tree blocking on E Court St. 0845…

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  • #410 Boyne City Gazette July 5

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the major moneys which are on their way to being allocated to Charlevoix County recreation projects, a big story on the local natural resources survey results, a call for unique antiques by the American Pickers television show, all you need to know for this week’s upcoming Boyne Thunder weekend, plus local opinions, cops and courts, how your legislators voted recently, important public notices which may affect you, listings of local events, plenty of community photos and so much more!

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  • Boyne City Independence Day celebration July 3-4

    Boyne City celebrates Independence Day this year on Monday July 3 and Tuesday July 4 with the area’s biggest and best family fun. The two days of fun include the Waterside Arts & Crafts Show and Inflatable Alley and a Boyne City schools all-class reunion. The fun continues with the Independence Day Run, breakfast at…

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  • Majesty and mystery of nature at Boyne’s Lifetree Café

    Mankind’s relationship with nature and the human impact on the environment will be explored at Lifetree Café on Sunday July 2 at 6:30 p.m. The program, titled “The Majesty and Mystery of Nature,” features a screening of the film Saving Valentina, which records an attempted rescue of a humpback whale caught in a fishing net….

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  • PUBLIC NOTICE: Charlevoix County Transit hiring

    CHARLEVOIX COUNTY TRANSIT JOB OPENING PART-TIME DISPATCHER/CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE Charlevoix County Transit is accepting applications for a part-time customer service/dispatcher position. Qualified applicants must demonstrate strong problem solving, multi-tasking, interpersonal and computer skills. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment performing a variety of customer service tasks. Applications and a full job posting…

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  • PUBLIC NOTICE: Boyne USA meeting on hydroelectric project

    NOTICE JOINT AGENCY/PUBLIC MEETING On July 10, 2017, Boyne USA will hold a meeting to explain the project and potential environmental impacts and discuss the data and studies to be provided in its upcoming application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a re-licensing application for the Boyne River Hydroelectric Project, FERC No. 3409. The project is…

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