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September 22, 2017 - Northern Michigan news briefs – in and around Charlevoix County
September 22, 2017 - PUBLIC NOTICE: Boyne City hiring for maintenance/construction position
September 22, 2017 - PUBLIC NOTICE: Charlevoix County Board synopsis
September 22, 2017 - Forgiving the unforgivable
September 22, 2017 - Boyne City Ramblers volleyball results Sept. 12 and 14
September 22, 2017 - Charlevoix County Veteran of the Month Allen Lawson
September 22, 2017 - Survey says Charlevoix County among healthiest places in Michigan
September 22, 2017 - Boyne City Police incident reports Sept. 4-10
September 22, 2017 - Ramblers Sept. 15 football, cheer clinic, booster of the year photos
September 19, 2017 - Boyne City Fire Dept. Country Music Spectacular fundraiser Sept. 24
September 19, 2017 - Amy Wieland named Charlevoix County Commission on Aging Executive Director
September 19, 2017 - #421 Boyne City Gazette Sept. 20
September 19, 2017 - Northern Michigan fall highway cleanup starts Saturday
September 15, 2017 - Horton Bay Bridge Walk photos
September 15, 2017 - First day of school in Boyne City
September 13, 2017 - Boyne City man, who teaches in Charlevoix, accused of fondling two Round Lake Education Center students
September 13, 2017 - Boyne Police logs Aug. 28 – Sept. 3
September 13, 2017 - Charlevoix County courts and clerk filings
September 13, 2017 - Northern Michigan Public Health Alliance leaders survey local progress
September 13, 2017 - You can help collect data for Boyne River forecast
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    Northern Michigan news briefs – in and around Charlevoix County

    Grand Traverse Band donation Charlevoix County’s Hayes Township was awarded grant funds from the 2% Award of the Grand Traverse Band (GTB) of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians from the first half of the 2017 grant cycle. The grant of $5,000 will be used to construct pedestrian walkways leading to the fishing pier to be constructed at…

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    Boyne City Ramblers volleyball results Sept. 12 and 14

    Following are the results for last week’s Sept. 12 and 14 volleyball games. “After there best performance of the season so far on Tuesday, Boyne City went into Thursday’s match against visiting Kalkaska with there heads held high and continued to play well,” said Boyne City High School Volleyball Coach Mallory Slate. “Taking the first…

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    Boyne City Fire Dept. Country Music Spectacular fundraiser Sept. 24

    The Boyne City Firefighters Association is proud to present the 35th Annual “Country Music Spectacular” starring #1 hit recording artist Jeff Carson, Sawyer Brown founding member Bobby Randall and special guest Melissa Lee. This year’s show will be held Sunday Sept. 24, at The Boyne City High School Performing Arts Center, with two shows, 3…

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    #421 Boyne City Gazette Sept. 20

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the annual CROP Walk to fight hunger, the Charlevoix Area Humane Society’s biggest yearly fundraiser Dining for Paws, a look at Bob Mathers Ford’s hundred-year anniversary, a new survey which shows Charlevoix County as one of the healthiest places to live, and coverage of the most recent Boyne City Commission meeting—which included discussions on medical marijuana facilities, a potential special assessment for a waterline, airplane hangar fees, and a new sculpture slated for Old City Par. Plus, we have all the usual favorites like cops and courts, local opinions, the Veteran of the Month feature, classifieds and public notices, and our big full-color section dedicated to the Boyne City Fire Department and its upcoming Country Music Spectacular which raises funds for the department. We also have a full events section, sports stories and photos, and a whole lot of pictures of the mini cheerleader clinic held for younger girls at last Friday’s football game.

Northern Michigan news briefs – in and around Charlevoix County

Grand Traverse Band donation Charlevoix County’s Hayes Township was awarded grant funds from the 2% Award of the Grand Traverse Band (GTB) of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians from the first half of the 2017 grant cycle. The grant of $5,000 will be used to construct pedestrian walkways leading to the fishing pier to be constructed at…

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  • PUBLIC NOTICE: Boyne City hiring for maintenance/construction position

    Building Maintenance/Construction Position Boyne City, MI The City of Boyne City is seeking an individual to work in its Public Works Department. The Building Maintenance/ Construction Position be responsible for maintaining City Facilities. Desired minimum requirements include experience in Plumbing, Electrical, HVAC and Construction. Possession of a valid Michigan CDL B driver’s license or the ability…

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  • Boyne City Fire Dept. Country Music Spectacular fundraiser Sept. 24

    The Boyne City Firefighters Association is proud to present the 35th Annual “Country Music Spectacular” starring #1 hit recording artist Jeff Carson, Sawyer Brown founding member Bobby Randall and special guest Melissa Lee. This year’s show will be held Sunday Sept. 24, at The Boyne City High School Performing Arts Center, with two shows, 3…

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  • #421 Boyne City Gazette Sept. 20

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the annual CROP Walk to fight hunger, the Charlevoix Area Humane Society’s biggest yearly fundraiser Dining for Paws, a look at Bob Mathers Ford’s hundred-year anniversary, a new survey which shows Charlevoix County as one of the healthiest places to live, and coverage of the most recent Boyne City Commission meeting—which included discussions on medical marijuana facilities, a potential special assessment for a waterline, airplane hangar fees, and a new sculpture slated for Old City Par. Plus, we have all the usual favorites like cops and courts, local opinions, the Veteran of the Month feature, classifieds and public notices, and our big full-color section dedicated to the Boyne City Fire Department and its upcoming Country Music Spectacular which raises funds for the department. We also have a full events section, sports stories and photos, and a whole lot of pictures of the mini cheerleader clinic held for younger girls at last Friday’s football game.

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  • Charlevoix County courts and clerk filings

    The latest information on court cases and filings in the courts and clerk office of Charlevoix County. District Court The following cases were recently heard in Charlevoix’s 90th District Court: Matthew Wade Webster, 59 of Boyne City, impaired driving. To serve 93 days in jail with credit for one day served, 82 days held in…

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  • You can help collect data for Boyne River forecast

    BY CHARLOTTE HSU, SPECIAL TO THE BOYNE CITY GAZETTE A cellphone and a few seconds of time. That’s all residents of northern Michigan need to take part in a new project designed to improve management and conservation of a vital natural resource: fresh water.    

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  • #420 Boyne City Gazette Sept. 13

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features pictures from the first day of school, the Horton Bay Bridge Walk, and Labor Day Drag Races. Our top stories of the week include information on the upcoming Boyne City Commission Candidate Forum sponsored by the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce and the Boyne City Gazette. Also you’ll find…

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  • Sen. Schmidt warns Charlevoix County drivers to beware of credit card skimmers

    GUEST COMMENTARY By Sen. Wayne Schmidt Numerous law enforcement agencies, along with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), are ramping up inspections and warning drivers statewide after credit card skimmers were found at a mid-Michigan gas station in recent months. According to MDARD, approximately 70 credit card skimmers have been found and removed…

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  • OBITUARY: Sally Ann Parish April 5, 1939 – Aug. 25, 2017

    Sally Ann Parish, 78, passed away August 25, 2017 at The Villa at Silverbell Estates in Lake Orion, Michigan. She was born on April 5, 1939 in Houktown, Ohio, to Carson and Martha (Schnegg) Parish who preceded her in death. Sally spent her childhood in Bluffton, Ohio. After her marriage to Alex Wolff, she moved…

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  • Tonight! Don’t miss the final Boyne Stroll the Streets of 2017

    Here are some of the highlights from the Friday Aug. 25 Stroll the Streets event in downtown Boyne City. Don’t miss the last Stroll the Streets of this summer season tonight from 6-9 p.m. More info at http://www.boynechamber.com/stroll-the-streets Click on the picture to see the entire photo. Photos by Chris Faulknor

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  • Charlevoix Conservation District increasing and improving offerings with community help

    Community partners are helping make the Charlevoix Conservation District’s plans to improve and increase services a reality.

    Late last week, a Trans Canada representative presented a check to the Charlevoix Conservation District for its Community Classroom Project Fund.

    The conservation district, located in Boyne City, is seeking grant and private funding to assist their goal of renovating an existing large storage space into a multi-purpose classroom facility.

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  • New plan for Boyne’s Veterans Park pavilion approved

    BY BENJAMIN GOHS, EDITOR City officials want the Veterans Park pavilion to be renovated, even if it can’t happen all at once. Boyne City Planning Director Scott McPherson presented a proposal, from the Boyne City Veterans Park Pavilion Committee, which would see the structure improved with a phased approach as funds are available.    

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  • Boyne Gazette serving you for eight years and counting

    BY CHRIS FAULKNOR, PUBLISHER Eight years. It’s been eight years since The Boyne City Gazette came into fruition over beers at a picnic table. Talks of community journalism, the need for advertising opportunities for businesses, and a consensus that print is not actually dead flew through the air, and the Gazette was born. Normally, I’d…

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  • PUBLIC NOTICE: Charlevoix County Board synopsis

    CHARLEVOIX COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SYNOPSIS September 13, 2017 The Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners met in the Charlevoix County Commissioners Room on September 13, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. All Commissioners were present. Motion approved the agenda as presented. Motion approved the consent agenda as presented. Motion approved Resolution #17-081, Approve County Expenditures. After discussion, the motion…

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  • Boyne City Ramblers volleyball results Sept. 12 and 14

    Following are the results for last week’s Sept. 12 and 14 volleyball games. “After there best performance of the season so far on Tuesday, Boyne City went into Thursday’s match against visiting Kalkaska with there heads held high and continued to play well,” said Boyne City High School Volleyball Coach Mallory Slate. “Taking the first…

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  • Northern Michigan fall highway cleanup starts Saturday

    Volunteers will soon be scouring the roadsides looking for trash during the year’s final Adopt-A-Highway pickup. Thousands of volunteers in the popular Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) program will be picking up litter along highway roadsides from Saturday, Sept. 23, through Sunday, Oct. 1. “As the fall pickup approaches, we’d like to thank Adopt-A-Highway groups for their…

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  • Boyne Police logs Aug. 28 – Sept. 3

    See what the Boyne City Police Department’s officers do in their daily work with this look at their weekly incident reports. Monday, August 28, 2017 0936 Report of missing wallet 1014 Trespass complaint in the 1300 block of Boyne Av 1131 Motorist assist in the 200 block of S Lake St 1210 Burn permit issued on LacVue 1455 Burn…

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  • Northern Michigan Public Health Alliance leaders survey local progress

    Public health leaders from across the region convened last week in Gaylord for the Annual Stakeholders Meeting of the Northern Michigan Public Health Alliance. The meeting provided an opportunity to reflect on the past accomplishments of the Alliance, survey the current public health landscape, and begin the process of envisioning the next steps for the…

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  • Boyne City Commission candidate forum set for Oct. 18

    Pictured in the featured photo is the current Boyne City Commission in its new meeting room in the newly finished Boyne City Hall.
    Those of you living in Boyne City will have the opportunity to decide which new faces end up on the commission at this November’s election.
    Photo by Chris Faulknor

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  • Boyne Police activity Aug. 21-27

    See what the Boyne City Police Department’s officers do in their daily work with this look at their weekly incident reports Monday, August 21, 2017 0300 Suspicious situation in the 300 block of E Pine St 0336 Suspicious situation in the 300 block of E Pine St 0800 Driving complaint on Lakeshore over the weekend 0820 Found rabies tag…

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  • Volunteers needed for Char-Em United Way Season of Caring

    In observance of the National Day of Service and Remembrance, you’re invited to join Char-Em United Way’s Season of Caring! Come work on a volunteer project from Sept. 11 – Oct. 6 and join hundreds of local volunteers, thousands of groups statewide, and millions of people nationwide who plan to pay tribute as part of…

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  • Great Lakes Energy People Fund accepting grant proposals

    The Great Lakes Energy People Fund is accepting grant applications from non-profit organizations throughout its local service area. The upcoming grant application deadline is Oct. 15. The People Fund is supported solely by Great Lakes Energy members who allow their electric cooperative to round up their bill each month to the next dollar. Since 1999…

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  • #419 Boyne City Gazette Sept. 6

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the Boyne City Veterans Park pavilion project, a bonus coming to local schools, info on how you can help your community for the 9/11 National Day of Service, important information on how to avoid being scammed at the gas pump, photos from the city’s open house, pictures from Labor Day Weekend fun, the obituary for Sally Ann Parish, classifieds for companies hiring numerous positions, our big food section with specials for local restaurants, a craft beer and food pairing guide, and great new recipes, more community photos, cops and courts information, and a long list of local events with something to interest just about everyone.

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  • Boyne City Labor Day Weekend events

    End your summer with a weekend full of fun in Boyne City. Friday Sept. 1 Music, Cars & Fun The weekend of fun kicks off with the final Stroll the Streets of the summer. Some of the acts planned for this family friendly night of music include Craig Cottrill, Airstream, Full Circle, High Lonesome Band,…

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  • Boyne City just gets better and better

    MY TWO CENTS – BY CHRIS FAULKNOR, PUBLISHER I had the chance to stop by the new City Hall in Boyne City, and I have to admit, I’m impressed. The flooring, décor, and overall construction make it apparent that Boyne City is far from anything that resembles Hickville. The city staff seems proud of it…

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  • Boyne Police logs Aug. 7-13

    See what the Boyne City Police Department’s officers do in their daily work with this look at their weekly incident reports. Monday, August 7, 2017 0020 Suspicious situation in the 600 block of Call St. 0101 Alarm activation on E Water St 0800 Report of lost wallet 0856 Assist EMS in the 300 block of Groveland 1056 Hold up…

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  • #418 Boyne City Gazette Aug. 30

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the new plan for the Boyne City Veterans Park pavilion, photos from last week’s varsity football game which include the honoring of former coach Dave Bricker, a look at all the upcoming Labor Day Weekend fun in Boyne City, tons of community photos, classifieds, the police beat, and so much more!

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  • Boyne Police incident reports July 31 – Aug. 6

    See what the Boyne City Police Department’s officers do in their daily work with this look at their weekly incident reports. Monday, July 31, 2017 0800 Report of lost iPhone 7 0833 Driving complaint from the 900 block of N lake St 1419 Assist Fire Dept on W Court, possible vehicle fire. 1637 Damage to vehicle in the 300…

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  • #417 Boyne City Gazette Aug. 23

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the recent passing of Gordon Lambie, community photos from the Boyne Arts Collective’s retreat and the Boyne Catholic Community Parish Festival. We have an in-depth look at the latest allegations of misuse of the county’s credit by the Charlevoix County Prosecutor Allen Telgenhof. Plus, look for our…

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