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April 28, 2016 - McLaren hospital in Petoskey restricts visitors over flu fears
April 28, 2016 - Overwhelming support for Boyne City sidewalk café alcohol sales
April 28, 2016 - Charlevoix County College Sports Digest for the end of April, 2016
April 28, 2016 - Boyne’s Elizabeth Mansfield takes 2nd place in Crooked Tree Arts show
April 27, 2016 - REMINDER: vote on Boyne City schools $10.3 million bond is May 3
April 27, 2016 - Boyne City breaks ground on new facilities project
April 27, 2016 - Faster, closer medical care for Charlevoix County veterans
April 26, 2016 - 2016 Boyne City People’s Choice Awards
April 26, 2016 - Boyne City Planning Commission recommends sidewalk café alcohol sales
April 25, 2016 - #348 Boyne City Gazette newspaper for Wednesday April 27
April 22, 2016 - Boyne Booster Foundation Paint The Town Red photo gallery
April 20, 2016 - Groundbreaking ceremony for Boyne City facilities project Thursday April 21
April 20, 2016 - Charlevoix County notice for Tuesday May 3 election
April 20, 2016 - Char-Em ISD construction job fair April 25, Emmet Co. Fairgrounds
April 20, 2016 - Obituary: Lindsay Regan Jan. 12, 1957 – April 6, 2016
April 19, 2016 - Boyne City Police log March 28 – April 10
April 19, 2016 - Charlevoix County women opine on Michigan’s $16 billion annual gender pay gap
April 18, 2016 - #347 Boyne City Gazette newspaper for Wednesday April 20
April 18, 2016 - Boyne City Blaze Robotics team qualifies for FRC World Championship in St. Louis, MO
April 15, 2016 - Charlevoix County Prosecutor accuses Albert James Grams Jr. of East Jordan of rape, torture, home invasion, assault
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    McLaren hospital in Petoskey restricts visitors over flu fears

    Due to a sudden increase of influenza and flu-related illness, McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey is implementing an Influenza Visitor Restriction to protect our patients and visitors. McLaren Northern Michigan is limiting visitor access to a patient’s immediate family only that is 18 years of age and older. All visitors are required to wear…

  • Cafe Santé is one of the downtown Boyne City Businesses that would benefit from a change to Boyne City's ordinance to allow outdoor sidewalk café alcohol sales. Photo by Chris Faulknor
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    Overwhelming support for Boyne City sidewalk café alcohol sales

    Boyne City officials move proposal closer to adoption BY BENJAMIN J. GOHS, EDITOR The Boyne City Commission has been here before—discussing sidewalk café alcohol sales in what looks like a slam-dunk of a proposal. Will commissioners abide by the apparent will of the people this time? Only a second reading of the ordinance will tell….

  • Boyne City High School junior Elizabeth Mansfield took second place in the Crooked Tree Arts Center Youth Art Show with her painting “Inspired by Canines and Colors.”
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    Boyne’s Elizabeth Mansfield takes 2nd place in Crooked Tree Arts show

    On Saturday April 16, Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey’s Annual Youth Art Show opened. The artwork of students in the Charlevoix-Emmet County School District will be on display through Saturday May 7. The winning artists were announced during the show’s opening reception by CTAC Executive Director and President, Liz Ahrens. The following includes the winning artists…

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    Boyne City breaks ground on new facilities project

    Boyne City officials marked the official start of construction on the new Boyne City emergency services and administrative offices building late last week. Local dignitaries, that included some Charlevoix County officials as well as the contractor and the engineer working on the project, met on Thursday April 21 at old city hall, located at 319…

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    2016 Boyne City People’s Choice Awards

    While athletics and academics tend to dominate the world of awards ceremonies, Boyne City High School’s People’s Choice Awards honors students for a variety of other important qualities and accomplishments.

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    #348 Boyne City Gazette newspaper for Wednesday April 27

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features the latest on sidewalk café alcohol sales, the Boyne City High School People’s Choice Awards, tips on how to get out on the water and relaxing in a boat regardless of your budget, updates on some high-profile court cases, local opinions, photos from many local events, the results of Crooked Tree Arts Center’s student art show, Woman on the Street Beth Gohs asks people how they would feel about government-mandated child vaccinations, Boyne City’s big new facilities project groundbreaking and so much more!

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McLaren hospital in Petoskey restricts visitors over flu fears

Due to a sudden increase of influenza and flu-related illness, McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey is implementing an Influenza Visitor Restriction to protect our patients and visitors. McLaren Northern Michigan is limiting visitor access to a patient’s immediate family only that is 18 years of age and older. All visitors are required to wear…

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  • Cafe Santé is one of the downtown Boyne City Businesses that would benefit from a change to Boyne City's ordinance to allow outdoor sidewalk café alcohol sales. Photo by Chris Faulknor

    Overwhelming support for Boyne City sidewalk café alcohol sales

    Boyne City officials move proposal closer to adoption BY BENJAMIN J. GOHS, EDITOR The Boyne City Commission has been here before—discussing sidewalk café alcohol sales in what looks like a slam-dunk of a proposal. Will commissioners abide by the apparent will of the people this time? Only a second reading of the ordinance will tell….

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  • Boyne City High School junior Elizabeth Mansfield took second place in the Crooked Tree Arts Center Youth Art Show with her painting “Inspired by Canines and Colors.”

    Boyne’s Elizabeth Mansfield takes 2nd place in Crooked Tree Arts show

    On Saturday April 16, Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey’s Annual Youth Art Show opened. The artwork of students in the Charlevoix-Emmet County School District will be on display through Saturday May 7. The winning artists were announced during the show’s opening reception by CTAC Executive Director and President, Liz Ahrens. The following includes the winning artists…

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    Boyne City breaks ground on new facilities project

    Boyne City officials marked the official start of construction on the new Boyne City emergency services and administrative offices building late last week. Local dignitaries, that included some Charlevoix County officials as well as the contractor and the engineer working on the project, met on Thursday April 21 at old city hall, located at 319…

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    #348 Boyne City Gazette newspaper for Wednesday April 27

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features the latest on sidewalk café alcohol sales, the Boyne City High School People’s Choice Awards, tips on how to get out on the water and relaxing in a boat regardless of your budget, updates on some high-profile court cases, local opinions, photos from many local events, the results of Crooked Tree Arts Center’s student art show, Woman on the Street Beth Gohs asks people how they would feel about government-mandated child vaccinations, Boyne City’s big new facilities project groundbreaking and so much more!

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    Char-Em ISD construction job fair April 25, Emmet Co. Fairgrounds

    Builders and contractors in northern Michigan will be lining up to interview and hire high school juniors and seniors during the Construction and Building Industry Job Fair on Monday April 25, at the Emmet County Fairgrounds. The 1-2:30 p.m. event is hosted by Char-Em ISD, Greater Michigan Construction Academy, Home Builders Association of Northern Michigan,…

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    Boyne City Police log March 28 – April 10

    Monday, March 28 0719 Vehicle in the ditch on Fall Park Rd near Boyne Ave 01425 Suspicious situation in the 1000 block of Boyne Av 1455 Attempted phone scam reported from E Michigan Av 1525 Found wallet dropped off at PD 1837 Found check turned in at the PD 2310 Vehicle unlock in the 700…

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    #347 Boyne City Gazette newspaper for Wednesday April 20

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on Boyne City’s budget, the Veterans Park playground, old city hall asbestos removal costs, Beth Gohs’ Woman on the Street concerning the gender pay gap, sidewalk cafe alcohol sales, photos from Paint The Town Red, the latest information on upcoming events, great Earth Day tips sponsored by environmentally…

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    Charlevoix County Prosecutor accuses Albert James Grams Jr. of East Jordan of rape, torture, home invasion, assault

    Following a preliminary examination on Thursday April 14, Judge James N. Erhart, Jr. of the 90th District Court of Charlevoix found probable cause to believe that 38-year-old Albert James Grams Jr., of East Jordan, committed six counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct, First Degree, as well as Torture, Home Invasion, First Degree, Assault with Intent to…

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    Child poverty up 31 percent in Charlevoix according to new study

    Statewide, all three measures of economic security worsened significantly over the trend period (2006-2014), including a 23 percent increase in the rate of child poverty. The rate of child abuse and neglect also rose, up 29 percent statewide, with a rate of 14.7 per 1,000 kids for 2014. For Charlevoix County, the rate of child abuse and neglect was 17.6 per 1,000 kids.

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  • Thomas Zawistowski (left) takes his niece Elke Knauf to the Boyne City Farmers Market Scavenger Hunt on Saturday April 9 at the market’s winter location next to the Boyne District Library. Vendor Kafui Okai-Adjei (right) helps them on their quest. Photo by Chris Faulknor

    #346 Boyne City Gazette newspaper for Wednesday April 13

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features a Boyne City budget preview, the results of “The Last River Draw” fundraising campaign, a chance to discuss the issue of trust in government, the latest figures on poverty in Charlevoix County, cops and courts, letters to the editor, details on Kindergarten registration, a look at the temporary Boyne City Hall facilities, Beth Gohs’ “Woman on the Street” and so much more!

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    Michigan group wants amendments to smoking ban

    Poll: Most Want Compromise on Michigan Smoking Ban 86% want a compromise on Michigan’s statewide smoking ban, according to a recent poll conducted by Ban the Ban Michigan. “We already knew this law was unpopular,” says group spokesperson Sheri Woody, who owns the City Lounge in Romulus. “Now our poll shows the public wants it…

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    #345 Boyne City Gazette newspaper for Wednesday April 6

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the Boyne City Hall closing, the city facilities project costs, an update on a local stabbing case, details on how to make Boyne’s bronze sculpture project happen, the city manager’s report, guest commentary from Sen. Wayne Schmidt, the latest on Boyne’s historic clock project, our Woman on…

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    Michigan Votes: how Rep Triston Cole and Sen. Wayne Schmidt voted recently

    • Senate Bill 710, Bailout Detroit schools, let mayor’s commission stop new charters: Passed 21 to 16 in the Senate – To end the state’s emergency management of the insolvent Detroit school district, and give an elected school board control of the district’s schools, including the academically-failed ones currently under a form of state receivership….

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    #344 Boyne City Gazette newspaper for Wednesday March 30

    The Wednesday March 30 edition of the Boyne City Gazette features a big story on the Michigan State Board of Education’s suggestions on how best to deal with LGBTQ/GNC students, photo coverage of Easter events and the Bob Wollenberg benefit, stories on Glen Catt’s SOBO project, the latest on The Landing restaurant, a look at one citizen’s opinion on a major local officeholder, a salute to physicians for National Doctor’s Day, results of the Boyne Bee fundraiser for “The Last River Draw” statue fundraiser, a belated Easter message from the regional Bishop, great tips on senior living and emergency preparedness, a look at how your legislators voted recently, and so much more!

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    Boyne City Police log Feb. 29 – March 6

    Monday, February 29 1405 Private property damage accident in the 100 block of State St 1424 Disturbance on Pleasant Av 1656 Report of disturbance in the 600 block of Grant St. 1912 Disturbance on Pleasant Av 2030 Disturbance on Pleasant Av    

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    Misadventures in home improvement

    ‘MY TWO CENTS’ BY CHRIS FAULKNOR, PUBLISHER Easter is right around the corner. For some, it means Easter grass, a giant rabbit, or egg hunts galore. For me, however, it has been a process of fixing up the house. This last week, for example, had a project in store of getting algae and filth off…

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