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    Charlevoix County program helps leaders of today and tomorrow

    “Leadership Charlevoix County helped me grow not only personally but professionally,” said LCC alumnus Hannah Sanderson. “Each session further developed my current skill set and added new ones. This program, along with my mentor, gave me the confidence to seek opportunities that I normally would not have sought out.”

  • Pictured during last week’s grant presentation are (from left) Phyllis M. Browne, who presented the check on behalf of BCBS; Chelsea Platte Executive Director, Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital Foundation; Donna Looze, office coordinator of BAHC; and Andrea Wendling, MD, Associate Professor and Director of Rural Medicine, MSU College of Human Medicine, and MHBAHC physician.
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    Grant helps Boyne Health Center add mental health, addiction services

    BY BENJAMIN J. GOHS, EDITOR Poor and uninsured people dealing with mental illness and substance abuse will get more and better care thanks to a recent grant to Munson Healthcare Boyne Area Health Center. The $96,250 grant, part of $535,000 given to six Michigan “safety net providers,” will allow the Boyne Area Health Center to…

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    Boyne Mountain Skitoberfest returns Oct. 1

    Plenty of family fun at Boyne Mountain Skitoberfest Boyne Mountain is pleased to welcome 2014 Olympic bronze medalist and three-time Winter X Games gold medalist, Nick Goepper, as this year’s guest speaker at the 8th annual Skitoberfest celebration Saturday Oct. 1.  

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    Charlevoix Hospital CEO Lyn Jenks retiring

    In a Tuesday Sept. 27 meeting of the Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital Board of Directors, hospital CEO Lyn Jenks officially announced her plans to retire. She said she will leave once a suitable replacement has been found.

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    Boyne City Police reports Aug. 29 – Sept. 11

    Monday August 29 0016 Assist Sheriff Dept on Pleasant Valley Rd. 0907 Tire flew off truck striking post on N Lake St 1020 Found cell phone dropped off at PD 1144 Civil dispute over phone on Morgan St. 1203 Road hazard at Boyne Av and Brockway. 1212 Report of IRS fraud call.  

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    Boyne LifeTree Café talks the President’s faith

    The importance of the U.S. president’s religious faith will be explored at Lifetree Café on Sunday Oct. 2, at 6:30 p.m. The program—titled “The President’s Faith: Does It Matter?”—features filmed interviews with Michael Gerson, columnist for The Washington Post and chief speechwriter for George W. Bush, and Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners and spiritual adviser…

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    Northern Michigan company hiring at least 25

    New positions with a local employer will be featured at a special hiring event Thursday Oct. 6 at Northwest Michigan Works! in Petoskey. Jervis B. Webb Company of Harbor Springs is adding a second shift and needs to hire over 25 workers.  

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    Free training ends with job in Boyne City

    Baker College’s Cadillac campus is accepting applications for the second cohort of the Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT2) Mechatronics Program that begins Monday Oct. 24. The MAT2 program is a competitive opportunity for students to earn an associate degree in mechatronics at no cost to them. Tuition is paid by sponsoring manufacturers that provide employment…

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Charlevoix County program helps leaders of today and tomorrow

“Leadership Charlevoix County helped me grow not only personally but professionally,” said LCC alumnus Hannah Sanderson. “Each session further developed my current skill set and added new ones. This program, along with my mentor, gave me the confidence to seek opportunities that I normally would not have sought out.”

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    Mancelona’s Tim Priebe promoted to Navy Chief Petty Officer

    To be selected for this promotion, Sailors must be a petty officer 1st class, and go through two qualifying factors; a job based exam, and a review board. A petty officer 1st class can only go through the review board after they score high enough on the exam. Each rating has different requirements for their chief petty officers.

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  • Pictured during last week’s grant presentation are (from left) Phyllis M. Browne, who presented the check on behalf of BCBS; Chelsea Platte Executive Director, Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital Foundation; Donna Looze, office coordinator of BAHC; and Andrea Wendling, MD, Associate Professor and Director of Rural Medicine, MSU College of Human Medicine, and MHBAHC physician.

    Grant helps Boyne Health Center add mental health, addiction services

    BY BENJAMIN J. GOHS, EDITOR Poor and uninsured people dealing with mental illness and substance abuse will get more and better care thanks to a recent grant to Munson Healthcare Boyne Area Health Center. The $96,250 grant, part of $535,000 given to six Michigan “safety net providers,” will allow the Boyne Area Health Center to…

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    Charlevoix Hospital CEO Lyn Jenks retiring

    In a Tuesday Sept. 27 meeting of the Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital Board of Directors, hospital CEO Lyn Jenks officially announced her plans to retire. She said she will leave once a suitable replacement has been found.

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    Boyne City Police reports Aug. 29 – Sept. 11

    Monday August 29 0016 Assist Sheriff Dept on Pleasant Valley Rd. 0907 Tire flew off truck striking post on N Lake St 1020 Found cell phone dropped off at PD 1144 Civil dispute over phone on Morgan St. 1203 Road hazard at Boyne Av and Brockway. 1212 Report of IRS fraud call.  

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    Boyne LifeTree Café talks the President’s faith

    The importance of the U.S. president’s religious faith will be explored at Lifetree Café on Sunday Oct. 2, at 6:30 p.m. The program—titled “The President’s Faith: Does It Matter?”—features filmed interviews with Michael Gerson, columnist for The Washington Post and chief speechwriter for George W. Bush, and Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners and spiritual adviser…

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    Northern Michigan company hiring at least 25

    New positions with a local employer will be featured at a special hiring event Thursday Oct. 6 at Northwest Michigan Works! in Petoskey. Jervis B. Webb Company of Harbor Springs is adding a second shift and needs to hire over 25 workers.  

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  • Pictured is the Boyne City High School Varsity Volleyball team for the Fall of 2016-17. The atheletes are pictured with their numbers as follows: 1 Kelsey Hubbard, 2 Annabelle Seelye, 3 Kendra Kruzel, 4 Emma Vondra, 5 Madison Reynolds, 6 Tyla Coates, 7 Katie McHugh, 8 Madison Coleman, 9 Katie Hoth, 10 Abby Gardner, 11 Aurora Seelye, 12 Brooke Johnson, 13 Sydney Hausler, 15 Kelsi Churchill, and Coach Mallory Slate.

    Boyne City Volleyball: win some, lose some

    Results from the Thursday Sept. 22 matches vs. East Jordan Boyne City rallied back after a tough loss on Thursday to dominate the Red Devils. Junior Katie Hoth led the Ramblers and had her best game of the season with 9 kills, 5 aces, and a near perfect defensive performance.  

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    Charlevoix County Democrats office open

    The Charlevoix County Democratic Party recently opened its 2016 Campaign Office at 06777 U.S. 31 South in Charlevoix. The office is south of the U.S. 31 S and M-66 intersection. It is on the west side of the road in the same part of the office complex associated with Dr. Schaperkotter’s office. Lon Johnson, candidate…

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    Charlevoix County College Sports Digest 9-21-16

    See what local college student athletes are doing in their respective schools with this unique feature from the Boyne City Gazette’s contributor Chris Graber. Get this story and more delivered to your home every week by calling Chris Faulknor at (231) 582-2799 BY CHRIS GRABER, SPECIAL TO THE BOYNE CITY GAZETTE SPOTLIGHT • Winter Romeyn…

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    Boyne City Manager Report

    Boyne City Manager Michael Cain gave his usual bimonthly report to the Boyne City Commission on Tuesday Sept. 13. Cain offered updates on the Safe Routes To School program, the Parkview Apartments project, Avalanche Preserve trails work, and Sommerset sewer project.    

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    What you can’t learn from a poverty simulation

    OPINION BY BENJAMIN J. GOHS, EDITOR To be poor means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. For example, the wife considers it a hardship when she must settle for the second-most expensive tickets to a Detroit Lions game. Having grown up in the Lower Middle Trash tax range, I believe…

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    Rescued bald eagle release at Mackinac Bridge

    First he was simply called “The Manistee Eagle,” indicating the county where he was rescued. Now he’s dubbed “Mighty Mac” in honor of the location where he’ll be released back into the wild on Tuesday, Oct. 4. The Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) is assisting in the release of bald eagle Mighty Mac with Wings of…

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    Charlevoix County courthouse records

    The latest from Charlevoix County’s courts and clerks, including District and Circuit Court, marriages, divorces, and businesses filing assumed names. District Court The following cases were recently heard in Charlevoix’s 90th District Court: Nolan Aubrey Davis, 19 of Durand, minor purchasing/consuming/possessing alcohol. To pay $300 in fines and costs. Ryan Jacob Burns, 25 of East…

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    Boyne City ‘Empty Bowls’ supports local food pantry

    The Boyne City Empty Bowls fundraiser meal for Good Neighbor Food Pantry will happen during  Harvest Fest on Sept. 24, at the Boyne District Library Community Room, from noon to 1:30 p.m.. Advance tickets are available at the Grain Train, The Boyne District Library, Good Neighbors Food Pantry, Pat O’Brien Real Estate, and Local Flavor. The…

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  • Pictured is  the Behavioral Health team (from left) are Heather Elzinga, Lori Katzman, MD, Michael Lucido, PhD, and Michalene Wright, Physician’s Office Clinical Coordinator.

    Charlevoix Hospital now offering mental health services

    In response to the overwhelming need for mental health services in our local communities, Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital has opened its new Behavioral Health department. Providers will see patients in both Charlevoix and Boyne City, making care as convenient as possible for all age groups. Heading the department is long-time provider, Lori Katzman, MD, a…

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    Boyne City to limit time fireworks can be used

    BY BENJAMIN J. GOHS, EDITOR Things that go “boom” in the night are getting another dose of regulation in Boyne City. The Boyne City Commission voted unanimously last week to shrink the amount of time you have to legally use fireworks in the city limits.    

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    #369 Boyne City Gazette Sept. 21

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on a major grant for Boyne City’s stormwater and wastewater management programs, the latest on the city’s struggle with fireworks use, a decision to prohibit horses from bike trails on Avalanche Preserve, info on lots of upcoming events, including Boyne City’s Harvest Festival, a major fundraising event for the Charlevoix Area Humane Society, autumnal celebrations in the East Jordan area, plus lots of cops & courts news, thoughts on the Char-Em United Way’s poverty simulation, local and college sports action, photos from around the community and so much more!

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    Michigan Sen. Gary Peters on the future of NASA

    Peters says ‘We are Once Again on the Cusp of Journeying into Deep Space’ The following op-ed by U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), Ranking Member of the Space, Science and Competitiveness Subcommittee, recently appeared in the SpaceNews Magazine.  As a U.S. senator from Michigan, the epicenter of the automotive world, I see striking similarities between…

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    MI Sen. Gary Peters’ Military Academy night, constituent meet

      Representatives from the office of U.S. Senator Gary Peters will be in Alpena next week to host a Military Service Academy Night MONDAY, September 19 at 5:00pm for middle and high school students, parents and educators to learn more about military service academies and Senator Peters’ nomination process. Attendees will have the opportunity to…

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    McLaren Charlevoix Hospital Wellness Workshops

    Why wait until January to start working on your fitness goals? Drop the kids off at school and come to the Wellness Workshop for: WALK FIT from 8:30-9:30am every Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and join us for stretching, walking and another stretch – and then start your day with renewed energy and…

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    Taste of Harbor Springs Sept. 24

    Where can you find new wine, great craft beer and creative tastes of northern Michigan? At the Taste of Harbor Springs! Sample food, wine and beer on Saturday Sept. 24 from Noon to 3 p.m. at the Harbor Springs waterfront. Local restaurants will be providing unlimited food tastes, plus there will be new wine and…

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    Boyne City Lifetree Café program on bullying

    Techniques and strategies for coping with bullies will be discussed at Lifetree Café on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. The program, titled “Confronting Bullies: At School, Work, and Home,” features a filmed interview with Scott Larson. “You have three parties involved when it comes to bullying,” Larson explains. “There are the bully, the…

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    Charlevoix County’s Rep. Wayne Schmidt’s recent votes

    MichiganVotes.org, a free, non-partisan website created by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, providing concise, non-partisan, plain-English descriptions of every bill andvote in the Michigan House and Senate. • House Bill 4209, Impose licensure, regulation on medical marijuana industry: Passed 25 to 12 in the Senate To impose a 3 percent tax on retail medical…

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    Wilson Township, Boyne City bids wanted for snow removal, tree care

    WILSON TOWNSHIP ACCEPTING BIDS SNOW REMOVAL Wilson Township is now accepting bids for SNOW REMOVAL at the township hall/park for the 2016 – 2017 Winter Season. The hall is located at 02530 Fall Park Road, Boyne City, MI 49712. Bids will be opened during the Wilson Township Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday, October 12,…

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    Boyne Mountain Skitoberfest returns Oct. 1

    Plenty of family fun at Boyne Mountain Skitoberfest Boyne Mountain is pleased to welcome 2014 Olympic bronze medalist and three-time Winter X Games gold medalist, Nick Goepper, as this year’s guest speaker at the 8th annual Skitoberfest celebration Saturday Oct. 1.  

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    Free training ends with job in Boyne City

    Baker College’s Cadillac campus is accepting applications for the second cohort of the Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT2) Mechatronics Program that begins Monday Oct. 24. The MAT2 program is a competitive opportunity for students to earn an associate degree in mechatronics at no cost to them. Tuition is paid by sponsoring manufacturers that provide employment…

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  • PICTURED: Shown (from left) are Challenge Mountain Executive Director Elizabeth Gertz Looze, Program Director Linda Winn-Armstrong (on bike), Grand Rapids AMBUCS member Ray Lighthart and Challenge Mountain Board President Bill Aten.

    New adaptive bikes at Challenge Mountain open trails to all

    A bike ride along one of the beautiful trails in Charlevoix and Emmet counties is a recreational activity enjoyed by many in Northern Michigan, but opportunities to participate in recreational activities are not something that is readily available for our friends, neighbors and visitors living with disabilities. Thanks to a recent gift, Challenge Mountain can…

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    #370 Boyne City Gazette newspaper Sept. 28

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on a major services enhancement to the Boyne Area Health Center and Rehabilitation facilities, a look at the positive effects Leadership Charlevoix County is having on the local community, police seeking help locating a missing boater, all the details on the annual Skitoberfest at Boyne Mountain, information on the New York Times Bestselling author to be hosted by the Boyne District Library, photos from the Boyne City Harvest festival, Boyne City Police Incident Reports, the latest votes made by your legislators, a new program to help waterfront propery owners improve the health of the shoreline, a look at the importance of the President’s faith, information on companies hiring dozens of new employees, some offering free job training, lots of sports and so much more!

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    Charlevoix County Sheriff needs help finding boater

    The Charlevoix County Sheriff Office is investigating the case of a boater who went missing in the waters off Beaver Island. The incident, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office, was reported during the late evening, early morning hours of Thursday night and Friday morning Sept. 15 and 16. At approximately 2 a.m.,…

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    Fall fun in East Jordan, Ellsworth, Atwood

    Looking for the perfect fall getaway destination? Put the Jordan Valley and Breezeway as your go-to-destination. The area features the finest fall “leaf peeking” locations, color tour routes along with a bounty of orchards, pumpkin patches and corn mazes to complete your fall experience. The City of East Jordan Parks and Recreation Department hosts Fall…

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    Horses banned from Boyne’s Avalanche biking trails

    BY BENJAMIN J. GOHS, EDITOR Horses will not be allowed on the bike trails at Avalanche Preserve. The Boyne City Commission unanimously approved a recommendation from the city’s parks and recreation committee to ban horses from the trails due to the potential for damage by horseback riders. “At the parks meeting on Sept. 1, 2016,…

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    Charlevoix County Board minutes Sept. 14

    CHARLEVOIX COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SYNOPSIS SEPTEMBER 14, 2016 The Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners met in the Charlevoix County Commissioners Room on September 14, 2016 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 #16-076, Approve County Expenditures. Motion approved Resolution #16-077, Public Hearing…

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    Charlevoix County Sheriff Reports

    • On Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at approximately 10:52 a.m. the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Charlevoix EMS, and Charlevoix Township Fire Department, were dispatched to a single vehicle personal injury accident on Spayde Road near Barnard Road in Marion Township. 1 2016 Kenworth propane truck owned by Ellsworth Farmers Exchange pulled into…

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    Boyne City Lifetree Café: Victims of church abuse heard

      Stories of people who have experienced church-inflicted hurt will be discussed at Lifetree Café on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 6:30. The program, titled “Hurt by Church,” features a filmed interview with a woman who suffered emotional wounds caused by the church during several difficult periods in her life. In the interview, she describes…

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    2016 Boyne City Harvest Festival Saturday Sept. 24

    Boyne City will again celebrate its autumn bounty at the Harvest Festival Saturday Sept. 24. The event brings music, crafts and fall produce to the downtown from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Portions of Water and Lake streets will be closed to traffic. The Farmers Market will move from Veterans Park to Water and Lake…

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    Boyne in line for $700k sewer/wastewater grant

    BY BENJAMIN J. GOHS, EDITOR What began with an application for a major sewer improvement project nearly three years ago has finally come to fruition. Boyne City Commissioners unanimously agreed last week to accept a grant of nearly $700,000 to help pay for stormwater management and wastewater projects.    

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    Roadwork begins Sept. 26 in East Jordan

    M-32, M-66 resurfacing in East Jordan, Charlevoix County, starts Sept. 26 Roadwork is expected to be completed by Friday Oct. 21. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be investing $379,000 to resurface M-32 from M-66 to the Jordan River and M-66 from south of M-32 to north of Jordan Ridge Road. This project also…

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  • Benishek VA accountability bill passes House

    This week, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5620, the VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act by a vote of 310-116. The legislation was co-sponsored by Congressman Dan Benishek (R-District 1). “Our work on the Veterans Committee has been focused on ensuring the VA Secretary has the tools necessary to help our veterans receive…

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    Charlevoix County state legislator key votes

    While legislative committees were active this week, no votes were taken in House or Senate. The Roll Call Report therefore continues its review of key votes from the 2015-2016 session. House Bill 4522, Expand legislative subpoena power: Passed 69 to 39 in the House on June 2, 2015 To give certain committees of the legislature…

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    Boyne City Police activity Aug. 29 – Sept. 4

    See the latest Boyne City Police Department activity with these police log briefs from Monday Aug. 29 to Sunday Sept. 4. Monday August 29, 2016 0016 Assist Sheriff Dept on Pleasant Valley Rd. 0907 Tire flew off truck striking post on N Lake St 1020 Found cell phone dropped off at PD 1144 Civil dispute…

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    Charlevoix CROP Walk for hunger Sept. 24

    33rd Charlevoix County CROP Walk to be held 9 a.m. on Saturday Sept. 24. Come rain or shine! Area residents are gearing up to join in the Charlevoix County CROP Walk, Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 am. This year’s walk will be a 5k and will begin at three Charlevoix County locations, including Elm Pointe…

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    Boyne Chamber business networking event Sept. 15

    After taking the summer off, the Boyne Area Chamber’s Business After Hours will start up again at 5:30 p.m. Thursday Sept. 15. Hosting the business networking event will be the Good Neighbors Food Pantry and Boyne Area Free Clinic, located at 624 State St., Boyne City. There is no charge for admission or refreshments. Chamber…

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    Charlevoix County Vet of the Month: Frank Strehl

    The “Veteran of the Month” for September 2016 is Frank Joseph Strehl. Born on February 1st, 1920, in Mancelona, Michigan and as an infant moved with his family to East Jordan, Michigan where he attended school graduating in the class of 1938.    

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