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    100 years since Boyne City’s Mill No.1 burned

    SUBMITTED BY BOB MORGRIDGE It was just past 9 p.m. on a Friday June 28, 1918, when the whistles at mill No. 1, located about where the marina is today, began pushing fierce vibrating sounds through the evening air, signaling a call to arms.    

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    #460 Boyne City Gazette June 20

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette has details on the survey Boyne City hopes you’ll participate in, as well as stories on the Boyne Chamber’s Gazebo concerts, a look at the 100th anniversary of the burning of Mill No. 1, the full schedule for East Jordan Freedom Festival June 27 – July 1, Veteran of the…

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    Appeals court rules public bodies must offer more info on certain closed sessions

    Public bodies—city commissions, county boards, township and village councils—must stop being vague in their explanations to the public and press regarding certain information in connection with closed sessions for pending litigation. According to Southern Michigan law firm Butzel Long, which works with the Michigan Press Association and its member newspapers like the Boyne City Gazette,…

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    Principal, two board members resign from Boyne Falls School

    BY BENJAMIN J. GOHS, EDITOR & CHRIS FAULKNOR, PUBLISHER Several resignations have been tendered in the weeks following the May 21 Boyne Falls Public School Board of Education meeting wherein a student’s disciplinary action for alleged alcohol consumption at an event unrelated to school was overturned. At a special meeting convened Wednesday May 30, two…

  • Gov. Snyder names June 25 Men’s Mental Health Day in Michigan

    Governor Rick Snyder has teamed up with the statewide wellness campaign, Healthy Men Michigan (www.HealthyMenMichigan.org), to proclaim June 25 Men’s Mental Health Awareness Day in Michigan. This proclamation is an excellent demonstration of Governor Snyder’s personal commitment to raising awareness and opportunities to improve the quality of life for those struggling with problems related to mental health…

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  • 100 years since Boyne City’s Mill No.1 burned

    SUBMITTED BY BOB MORGRIDGE It was just past 9 p.m. on a Friday June 28, 1918, when the whistles at mill No. 1, located about where the marina is today, began pushing fierce vibrating sounds through the evening air, signaling a call to arms.    

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  • Ann Arbor’s Mcity working on future of transportation

    A driverless shuttle ferries passengers to work from a far-away parking lot. A connected vehicle senses a car stopped ahead around a blind curve and gently brakes, avoiding an accident. These scenarios give a glimpse of the future of connected and automated transportation, and they’re happening right now on the University of Michigan’s campus. Leading…

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  • MDCR on Zero Tolerance Policy and impact on Michigan

    The Michigan Department of Civil Rights on Tuesday June 19, announced that the Department is actively engaged in assessing the impact of President Trump’s zero tolerance policy and the separation of children from their parents at the US/Mexico border on the state of Michigan, and the Department’s responsibilities under state law. Historically, Michigan has served…

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  • #460 Boyne City Gazette June 20

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette has details on the survey Boyne City hopes you’ll participate in, as well as stories on the Boyne Chamber’s Gazebo concerts, a look at the 100th anniversary of the burning of Mill No. 1, the full schedule for East Jordan Freedom Festival June 27 – July 1, Veteran of the…

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  • Petoskey Audubon Hosts Swift Night Out June 20

    Join Petoskey Audubon members on Wednesday evening, and observe Chimney Swifts return to their roost at the J.C. Penny’s Chimney at sunset. The public is invited to this free event. Bring a lawn chair to the park next to the Chamber of Commerce at 401 E. Mitchell across from J.C. Penney’s in downtown Petoskey. People will start gathering there…

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  • Legislation Protects Domestic Violence Survivors and their Pets

    Bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Dean Heller (R-NV) to help protect domestic violence survivors and their pets advanced in the Senate today. The bipartisan Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act protects survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence from emotional and psychological trauma caused by violence against their pets….

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  • Plan to improve pipeline safety in Great Lakes

    Three northern Michigan representatives have introduced a plan to better protect the Great Lakes by strengthening pipeline safety standards in the Straits of Mackinac. State Reps. Lee Chatfield, Sue Allor and Triston Cole said the comprehensive plan ensures vessels and utility companies operating in the Straits are accountable to the people of Michigan. “While the…

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  • Bipartisan support for Michigan Sen. Stabenow’s Farm Bill

    Michigan agricultural, conservation, healthy food and business groups widely praised the bipartisan 2018 Farm Bill, co-authored by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry. The Farm Bill passed the Senate Agriculture Committee on a strong bipartisan vote of 20-1 on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. The bipartisan bill…

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  • PUBLIC NOTICE – Boyne City flushing hydrants June 18-30

    NOTICE TO BOYNE CITY WATER CUSTOMERS The Boyne City Water Department will be flushing hydrants from June 18, 2018 through June 30, 2018. If your water becomes discolored open a cold water faucet that does not have a screen and let the water run until it’s clear. For questions or concerns call the City Hall office…

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  • #459 Boyne City Gazette June 13

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the resignation of the Boyne Falls Public School Administrator and two of its board of education members, the latest on the bomb threat suspect, a look back at BCPS teacher Dave Bricker’s many years as an educator, the top Ramblers grads, our big health and wellness section,…

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  • Business events in Charlevoix County and beyond

    Business classes in Traverse City, networking events in Boyne City and East Jordan, and a fundraiser to help fund the Boyne City Veterans Park Pavilion—which will house the year-round Boyne Farmers Market—are just some of the upcoming opportunities for local business people.   Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels

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  • Michigan Governor ups funding for Natural Resources Trust Fund

    An additional $49 million will be made available to the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund under legislation signed this week by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. “The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund has provided a variety of opportunities to Michiganders to experience our state’s world-class natural resources,” Snyder said.  “I’m happy to sign legislation that will…

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  • Boyne Appétit! Restaurant Week thru June 10

    Boyne Appétit! Restaurant Week continues now through Sunday June 10. This year’s Boyne Appétit! Restaurant Week has many participating locations, so this is your chance to try new restaurants and food products in the Boyne area. Restaurants, bars, delis and sandwich shops will all be offering tasty specials. Some locations, like large restaurants, will offer…

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  • MSU Extension liaison connects veterans with opportunities

    Michigan State University (MSU) Extension has doubled down on its commitment to military veterans by hiring a new specialist who will work directly with this specialized audience. Adam Ingrao, himself a veteran, will help connect veterans with education and opportunities available through MSU Extension. He will start by extending Heroes to Hives, a honey bee education…

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