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    Boyne City Police logs July 28 – Aug. 7

    Thursday, July 28, 2016 1651 Assist Sheriff Dept with a vehicle in the ditch on M-75 S near Dietz Rd. 1849 Suspicious activity in the 400 block of Hannah St. 2045 Assist EMS at Lake and Main. 2050 Littering complaint from the 1300 block of Boyne Av. 2158 Report of possibly OWI coming into town…

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    Leadership Charlevoix County seeks project ideas

    Leadership Charlevoix County is a community leadership training program hosted by the Boyne, Charlevoix and East Jordan Area Chambers of Commerce. The program’s mission is to inspire and prepare leaders in the Charlevoix County Area. Each year, the class is required to complete a Community Service Project (CSP) during the course of their nine-month program….

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    Boyne City Commission: public talks garden, trails, cemetery, pavilion

    BENJAMIN J. GOHS, EDITOR The community garden, Avalanche bike trails, cemetery maintenance, city projects and more topped public comments and the city manager’s report during the Boyne City Commission’s last meeting. Here are the highlights of those portions of the Tuesday Aug. 9 meeting. Look for coverage of the city’s Tuesday Aug. 23 meeting in…

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    Boyne City could get new $100,000 fishing pier

    BY BENJAMIN J. GOHS, EDITOR Boyne City could be getting that fishing pier promised in Glen Catt’s One Water Street development plan thanks, in part, to a 50 percent grant from the Great Lakes Fishery Trust. Assistant Boyne City Planner Patrick Kilkenny presented the project and grant opportunity to the Boyne City Commission, which recently…

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    #365 Boyne City Gazette for Aug. 24

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the Boyne City Main Street director’s plan to step down, a possible new fishing pier, the medical equipment loan closet’s need for help, an in-depth look at what the public had to say at the last Boyne City Commission meeting, the city manager’s report, and a five-page fall sports preview filled with stories and photos.

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    Boyne Library’s Boyne Reads Civil War event

    The Boyne District Library has chosen Karen Abbott’s “Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War,” for the Boyne Reads 2016 title.

    To help the community connect with the book, the Boyne District Library will be sponsoring a program to assist those who are hoping to learn more about their own Civil War ancestors.

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    Boyne City Police log July 25-31

    Monday, July 25, 2016 0819 Report of lost car keys 0919 Littering complaint in the 200 block of S Lake St 2311 Arrested subject for No License and a warrant.

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Boyne City Police logs July 28 – Aug. 7

Thursday, July 28, 2016 1651 Assist Sheriff Dept with a vehicle in the ditch on M-75 S near Dietz Rd. 1849 Suspicious activity in the 400 block of Hannah St. 2045 Assist EMS at Lake and Main. 2050 Littering complaint from the 1300 block of Boyne Av. 2158 Report of possibly OWI coming into town…

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    Leadership Charlevoix County seeks project ideas

    Leadership Charlevoix County is a community leadership training program hosted by the Boyne, Charlevoix and East Jordan Area Chambers of Commerce. The program’s mission is to inspire and prepare leaders in the Charlevoix County Area. Each year, the class is required to complete a Community Service Project (CSP) during the course of their nine-month program….

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    Boyne Library’s Boyne Reads Civil War event

    The Boyne District Library has chosen Karen Abbott’s “Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War,” for the Boyne Reads 2016 title.

    To help the community connect with the book, the Boyne District Library will be sponsoring a program to assist those who are hoping to learn more about their own Civil War ancestors.

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    Sally Shaw Ellingwood 1926 – 2016

    Sally Shaw Ellingwood (1926-2016) died August 1st at her home in Boyne City, Michigan after a relatively short illness. She was born at Lockwood Hospital in Petoskey, Michigan, the daughter of Harold Sutherland and Theda (Wolfe) Shaw and the sister of Joan (Shaw) Stevens. After six years in Boyne City, the family moved to Grand…

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    BOYNE CITY: Antique car show, flea market

    Cool cars and great bargains will once again be featured in Boyne City as this favorite summer event returns this weekend. The 43rd Annual Antique Auto Show and Flea Market is coming to Veterans Memorial Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13 and 14. Spectator admission is free for…

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    #363 Boyne City Gazette – Wednesday Aug. 10

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features information on the annual Antique Auto Show and Flea Market, a fun and fancy fundraiser for the Great Lakes Center for the Arts, the Charlevoix County Senior Picnic and Health Expo, county-wide millage results, a feature story on long-time township official Ethel Knepp’s retirement, business and employment info, local opinions, cops and courts, our big monthly health and wellness section, still plenty to do this summer, photos from local events, and so much more!

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    2016 Boyne Falls Polish Festival

    The 42nd Annual Boyne Falls Polish Festival offers numerous attractions—Aug. 4-Aug. 7—which kick off Thursday evening with live oldies music, a car show, carnival and a ‘50s & ‘60s outfit contest! Friday, the fun starts early with the opening of the polka tent at 10 a.m. and Youth Day at 10:30 a.m., which typically features…

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    Ernest Franklin Kopkau: March 26, 1934 – June 15, 2016

    Ernest (Buddy) Franklin Kopkau was born March 26th, 1934 in Luther, MI to Ernest William and Beatrice Palmateer Kopkau. Ernie grew up in East Jordan MI with his three brothers Junior Bates, Alvin (Bud) Bates and Dennis Kopkau and his two sisters Wilda Bates Croft and Wanda Kopkau Bolser. He was married to Janice Hastain…

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    Astronomy buffs: Join the star party in Boyne City

    “Look Up! What’s in the night sky?”  By bryan shumaker, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Top of the evening to you, my fellow star gazers! The weather has been quite good, although a few more clear nights are always appreciated. The problem is, they seem to come during the time when the moon is so bright it interferes…

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    Serious claims against Boyne City school board

    Boyne City Public Schools Board of Education member Bob South has made some serious allegations against his own board.
    South brought his concerns to the Boyne City Gazette, which has been investigating the matter for several weeks.
    Subscribers can view this 1,990-word investigative journalism piece online.
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    Flywheelers festival in Walloon July 28-31

    Many old favorites and a few new options will be on the schedule at the 2016 Northern Michigan Antique-Flywheelers Club’s show to be held July 28 through 31. The 29th annual show has the theme of “Red versus Green” and will feature a senior citizens day on July 28 for the first time. “By discounting…

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    History and hopes of Charlevoix humane society money woes

    The Charlevoix Area Humane Society is facing a considerable shortfall in its operating fund. But, humane society officials hope some new fundraising ideas and a new agreement between them and Charlevoix County could help CAHS own the building it is currently in, which would allow the non-profit to apply for much-needed grants.

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    USPS Pluto stamp travels to Pluto

    WASHINGTON — A 1991 Pluto: Not Yet Explored stamp traveled more than 3 billion miles on a spacecraft to the dwarf planet has earned the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS achievement for the farthest distance traveled by a postage stamp. The stamp also served as NASA’s rallying cry to set the record straight for exploring Pluto. This…

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    Northern Michigan Medicare news: MMAP vital to proper healthcare coverage

    GUEST COMMENTARY BY JIM VERVILLE The Congressional Senate Appropriations Committee recently voted to eliminate funding for the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) for the year that begins Oct. 1. The Michigan SHIP is called the Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program, often referred to as MMAP. If the funding is ended, Michigan MMAP, as well as similar…

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    Charlevoix Area Humane Society needs your help

    The Charlevoix Area Humane Society is in financial trouble according to a plea for help released by the non-profit late last week.

    In a Friday July 15 press release, Charlevoix Area Humane Society Executive Director Scott MacKenzie said an increase in services and decrease in donations has put the organization in a tough spot.

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    Recently introduced bills that could affect Charlevoix County

    The House and Senate held pro-forma sessions this week with no votes. Therefore, this report continues its series of describing some of the interesting bills that have been introduced in the current Legislature. Senate Bill 642: Allow more municipal debt for home efficiency loans Introduced by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D), to allow local governments to…

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    Michigan scores well in balanced pain management

    Michigan is doing well in delivering effective pain management to patients battling chronic diseases like cancer, according to a new report issued today by leading researchers and patient advocacy groups. Nationwide, the findings illustrated that while states have made considerable progress over the last decade in enacting policies that enhance access to pain care, this…

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    Boyne City Commission: public talks garden, trails, cemetery, pavilion

    BENJAMIN J. GOHS, EDITOR The community garden, Avalanche bike trails, cemetery maintenance, city projects and more topped public comments and the city manager’s report during the Boyne City Commission’s last meeting. Here are the highlights of those portions of the Tuesday Aug. 9 meeting. Look for coverage of the city’s Tuesday Aug. 23 meeting in…

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    Boyne City could get new $100,000 fishing pier

    BY BENJAMIN J. GOHS, EDITOR Boyne City could be getting that fishing pier promised in Glen Catt’s One Water Street development plan thanks, in part, to a 50 percent grant from the Great Lakes Fishery Trust. Assistant Boyne City Planner Patrick Kilkenny presented the project and grant opportunity to the Boyne City Commission, which recently…

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    #365 Boyne City Gazette for Aug. 24

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the Boyne City Main Street director’s plan to step down, a possible new fishing pier, the medical equipment loan closet’s need for help, an in-depth look at what the public had to say at the last Boyne City Commission meeting, the city manager’s report, and a five-page fall sports preview filled with stories and photos.

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    Doris Ferris May 18, 1926 – Aug. 4, 2016

    Doris Leona Bassage Ferris was born in Sayre, PA on May 18, 1926 to Albert and Leona Bassage. She graduated from Athens, PA High School as Salutatorian in 1944. In September 1944 she entered nurses training at the Robert Packer Nursing School in Sayre, PA graduating with an RN degree in 1947. She married Duane…

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    #364 Boyne City Gazette Wednesday Aug. 17

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette—which makes seven full years of newspapers—features stories on arts programs, fundraisers, great back-to-school tips for moms and dads, an in-depth look at the Boyne City Public Schools Board of Education work session held recently, information on the Boyne City Firefighters country music spectacular fundraiser, lots of cops and courts information, obituaries, a special Gaylord Diocese event, a look at who’s hiring locally, new staff hired at Boyne City Public Schools, the latest LifeTree Cafe event, local art featured at the Women Can/Women Do fundraiser, local events photos and so much more!

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    Long-time Hayes Township official Ethel Knepp retires

    Hayes Township will be losing a dedicated individual who has served the residents of Hayes Township for forty years. Ethel Knepp has chosen to retire from her position of Hayes Township Supervisor. “I don’t know where this past 40 years have gone because it sure doesn’t feel like it’s been that long to me,” said…

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    18 of 19 ballot props OKd across Charlevoix County

    There were nearly 20 millage proposals across Charlevoix County on the Tuesday Aug. 2 ballot. Only one of the 19 ballot proposals put up to Charlevoix County voters actually lost. Following are the results of each proposal: • The Charlevoix County Transit Proposition was approved by a vote of 3,216 to 1,250, winning by 72.01…

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    Charlevoix County: Ironton Ferry Authority to hold info session at Eveline Township meeting

    Ironton Ferry Transportation Authority notice: At 7 p.m. on Tuesday Aug. 9, the Charlevoix County Ferry Authority will holding an informational session during the Eveline Township Board’s regular meeting at Eveline Township Hall, 08525 Ferry Road. Authority board members will be listening for input on possible changes in hours for the 2017 season. The public is…

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    Boyne City to raze Chapp house though county says it’s not a danger

    BY BENJAMIN J. GOHS, EDITOR Boyne City commissioners, on Tuesday July 26, determined the dilapidated Chapp house must be demolished per the findings from the Dangerous Building and Structure Hearing of April 28. Following several hours of expert testimony, and presentations by both sides in the case, commissioners voted unanimously—without deliberation—to uphold hearing officer Don…

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    Numerous city projects top Boyne City Manager report

    The most recent Boyne City Manager’s report included updates on numerous projects dealing with the airport, sidewalks, streetlights, city hall, the non-motorized trail and a fishing pier. Boyne City Manager Michael Cain gave his bimonthly report to the Boyne City Commission on Tuesday July 26.    

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    #362 Boyne City Gazette newspaper of Aug. 3

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the 42nd Annual Boyne Falls Polish Festival, the Charlevoix Area Humane Society’s 3rd Annual Woofstock celebration and fundraiser, an in-depth look at the fight between a property owner and Boyne City and some interesting revelations and questions surrounding the issue, Boyne City Manager Michael Cain gives his bimonthly report on local projects, the LifeTree Café will host a special program on life lessons learned by a terminally ill man, lots and lots of photos from community events, money tips for single parents, a full listing of things to do in and around Boyne, and so much more!

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    Boyne area Summer fun this week

    This week in and around Boyne City you’ll find something for the whole family, from the Street Beats festival and Celebrate Walloon, to a favorite car show, Taste of Summer and a Harry Potter celebration!

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    Boyne City Police activity July 4-10

    MONDAY JULY 4, 2016 0005 Assist Sheriff Dept with traffic stop at N. Lake St. and Vogel St. 0827 Alarm on S Lake St 0843 Dog bite at Front and Water 0900 Report people moving the picnic tables out from the pavilion 0943 Parking complaint on Lake St near the river 0945 Report of missing…

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  • Temple B’nai Israel of Petoskey 120th anniversary festivities

     Temple B’nai Israel of Petoskey (TBI) kicks off a gala weekend in celebration of its 120th anniversary on Friday, July 29 with a special Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat service, led by returning rabbi Maya Leibovich, the first Israeli-born female to be ordained as a rabbi in Israel, in 1993. The service will honor past student rabbis…

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    #361 Boyne City Gazette newspaper July 27

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features in-depth looks at serious claims made against the Boyne City Public Schools Board of Education as well as a look at the facts, figures and history of the Charlevoix Area Humane Society and its current budgetary issues. Plus, those looking for something fun to do this week will find everything from the Flywheelers Antique Tractor & Craft Show, a celebration of Harry Potter, concerts, a community celebration in Walloon, a major up-and-coming musical act at the Boyne Gazebo, lots of your letters to the editor, business tips, job listings, community photos and so much more!

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  • Pictured: Margie Guyot’s painting “Scott Road” took first place in the CCA’s June 18 “Chasing the Light Paint Out” competition.

    Charlevoix Circle of Arts presents ‘The Light Fantastic’

    The Armchair Theatre at the Charlevoix Circle of Arts will present “The Light Fantastic: The Atmosphere of Light Through the Performing Arts” on Sunday Aug. 7 beginning at 6:30 pm. The theme of this presentation is to reflect the works of forty, regional plein air painters, whose work is currently on display at the Circle…

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    Boyne City Police logs June 25 – July 3

    Saturday, June 25, 2016 0007 Suspicious situation at Rotary Park. 0521 Assisted EMS in the 700 block of Vogel St. 0823 Violation of Bond Conditions in the 300 block of N Lake St. 0946 Assist EMS in the 300 block of E Division St 1156 911 hang up at in the 200 block of Front…

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    NMU students dig for history on Charlevoix County’s Beaver Island

    There is a rich history on Lake Michigan’s Beaver Island, located a two-hour ferry ride from Charlevoix. Its residents have included Native Americans, French fur trappers and traders, a Mormon sect called the Strangites whose leader declared himself king, and Irish immigrants. There was even a “secretive émigré from Russia who dispensed medical help to…

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    #360 Boyne City Gazette newspaper for July 20

    This week’s Boyne Gazette features news on the Charlevoix Area Humane Society’s money troubles, the latest on the Boyne City Open Space, an archaeological dig on Beaver Island, Boyne City Public Schools’ new athletic director, a fun and informative home improvement section focused on DIY yard projects and tips for buying your next lawnmower, plenty of community photos, upcoming events information and so much more.

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    CHARLEVOIX COUNTY: MI State Rep. Triston Cole at work

    Michigan 105th District State Rep. Triston Cole (R-Mancelona) offers highlights of his work and accomplishments in a monthly newsletter, which has been republished here. Dear Neighbor, It is an honor and privilege to serve you and your family. As your state representative, I am making decisions in Lansing for the betterment of our local community….

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    Michigan Gov. Snyder seeks state supreme court opinion on funds to private schools

    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has asked the Michigan Supreme Court for an advisory opinion on the constitutionality of Section 152b of the school aid budget, which appropriates general fund dollars to reimburse certain state-mandated expenses incurred by private schools. “The Michigan Supreme Court’s prompt resolution of important constitutional questions through advisory opinions greatly assists the…

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    Michigan Sen. Peters urges FCC to Close Rural Broadband Gap

    U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) joined a bipartisan group of 26 Senators, urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to update the Universal Service Fund’s (USF) Mobility Fund, which is aimed at providing broadband service to rural and underserved areas. The Senators sent a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler calling for the agency to prioritize…

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