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    Boyne Valley Knights of Columbus regional spelling bee in photos

    This photo gallery features pictures from the Knights of Columbus regional spelling bee on Sunday Jan. 14 in Gaylord. Competitors came from throughout Northern and Mid-Michigan. Pictured in the featured photo is Boyne Falls Public School student Colton O’Neil, who took second place in the grade 7-9 division. He is shown receiving a trophy from Knight Dominic Puroll.

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    #438 Boyne City Gazette Jan. 17

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories from the most recent Boyne City Commission meeting—the highlight of which was passage of a civil discourse statement of conduct, news on two sex predators who will be behind bars for a long time, lots of community photos from sports games and the big regional spelling bee to a photo story from the latest school board meeting. Also, look for our handy guide to East Jordan Sno-Blast, tips for safe winter driving, plenty of cops & courts news, the Veteran of the Month, Kerri D. Kitson’s obituary, important public notices, lots of upcoming events, and be sure to check out our special page 12 dedication to the 40th anniversary of the Ramblers boys basketball state semi-final team.

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    Charlevoix County College Sports Digest

    This special feature is produced for the Boyne City Gazette by sportswriter Chris Graber. Following is an in-depth look at how former high school athletes from around Charlevoix County are doing in sports at the college and university level. SPOTLIGHT • Zach Hankins (Charlevoix 2015) secured his third double-double of the season at center for the NCAA Division II No….

  • PUBLIC NOTICE: Charlevoix County Board synopsis 1/10/18

    CHARLEVOIX COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SYNOPSIS JANUARY 10, 2018 The Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners met in the Charlevoix County Commissioners Room on January 10, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. Six Commissioners were present. Motion approved the agenda as presented. Motion approved the consent agenda as presented. Motion approved Resolution #18-001, Approve County Expenditures. Motion approved Resolution #18-002,…

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  • #438 Boyne City Gazette Jan. 17

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories from the most recent Boyne City Commission meeting—the highlight of which was passage of a civil discourse statement of conduct, news on two sex predators who will be behind bars for a long time, lots of community photos from sports games and the big regional spelling bee to a photo story from the latest school board meeting. Also, look for our handy guide to East Jordan Sno-Blast, tips for safe winter driving, plenty of cops & courts news, the Veteran of the Month, Kerri D. Kitson’s obituary, important public notices, lots of upcoming events, and be sure to check out our special page 12 dedication to the 40th anniversary of the Ramblers boys basketball state semi-final team.

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  • Boyne City Police incident reports Dec. 11-17

    See what the Boyne City Police Department’s officers do in their daily work with this look at their weekly incident reports. Monday, December 11, 2017 1602 Private property damage crash in the 1300 block of Boyne AV. 1720 Traffic hazard on Boyne City Rd near Court St.  

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  • Boyne City High School to celebrate anniversary of 1977 basketball team

    Boyne City Public Schools Athletic Department would like to invite the public to a special night of recognition and celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the 1977 boys Basketball State Semi-Finalists team during halftime of the Varsity Boys basketball game against Charlevoix on Friday, January 12th, 2018. The 1976-77 team finished their stellar season 18-7,…

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  • OPINION – Boyne’s community watchdog

    BY CHRIS FAULKNOR & BENJAMIN J. GOHS If you do something terrible that affects, or could affect, the community, your neighbors have a right to know about it. And, despite claims by some disgruntled news consumers (dating back to the invention of the newspaper), to warn a community about a rapist, a murderer, a drug…

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  • Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners synopsis Dec. 13, 2017

    CHARLEVOIX COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SYNOPSIS DECEMBER 13, 2017 The Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners met in the Charlevoix County Commissioners Room on December 13, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. Six Commissioners were present. Motion approved the agenda as presented. Motion approved the consent agenda as presented. Motion approved Resolution #17-118, Approve County Expenditures. Motion approved Resolution #17-119,…

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  • #432 Boyne City Gazette Dec. 6

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the new quartet at the Charlevoix Circle of Arts, many photos and essays from the 12th Annual Eddie Essay Contest, a detailed look at the facts and rumors surrounding a local child pornography possession case, pictures from the holiday craft show and Boyne City Middle School Genius Day, a special Advent page, the latest news on local hospitals, courts and clerk filings, guest commentaries on sexual harassment and a new roadside drug testing program, and much more!

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  • #431 Boyne City Gazette Nov. 29

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the new reading law affecting local schools, a big donation from the Boyne Boosters for a variety of school arts, academics, and athletics purposes, highlights from the meeting to determine what to do with a 35-acre parcel of land BCPS recently learned it owns, info on the upcoming Judy Kuheana benefit breakfast, lots of great pictures from Thanksgiving, Holiday Open House, the Knights of Columbus spelling bee, plus cops and courts, local opinions, business news, tips to help keep your pets safe this winter, the Charlevoix County College Sports Digest, and so much more!

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  • #430 Boyne City Gazette Nov.22

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the Boyne Thanksgiving celebrations and Christmas holiday kickoff, highlights from the most recent Boyne City Commission meeting, how to write letters to Santa and get a response, lots of photos from Boyne Meets Broadway and Earlier than the Bird, local opinions, cops & courts, Richard Fineout’s obituary, holiday church services, school news, and so much more!

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  • Charlevoix County’s state legislators vote on guns, Coast Guard, ice shanties and more

    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 and vote in the Michigan House and Senate. Please visit www.MichiganVotes.org. Y = Yes, N = No, X = Not Voting • Senate Bill 584, Expand concealed pistol “no-carry zone” exemptions: Passed 25 to 12…

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  • Boyne Valley Knights of Columbus regional spelling bee in photos

    This photo gallery features pictures from the Knights of Columbus regional spelling bee on Sunday Jan. 14 in Gaylord. Competitors came from throughout Northern and Mid-Michigan. Pictured in the featured photo is Boyne Falls Public School student Colton O’Neil, who took second place in the grade 7-9 division. He is shown receiving a trophy from Knight Dominic Puroll.

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  • $10k donation to Boyne City Police for new Tasers

    BY BENJAMIN J. GOHS, EDITOR Thanks to a donation from Classic Instruments of Boyne City, local police officers will have new Tasers, a form of Conducted Electrical Weapon (CEW) which uses electrical shocks in high voltage and low amps to subdue what police refer to as “combative subjects.” “They are an extremely good tool when…

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  • Charlevoix County College Sports Digest

    This special feature is produced for the Boyne City Gazette by sportswriter Chris Graber. Following is an in-depth look at how former high school athletes from around Charlevoix County are doing in sports at the college and university level. SPOTLIGHT • Zach Hankins (Charlevoix 2015) secured his third double-double of the season at center for the NCAA Division II No….

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  • #437 Boyne City Gazette Jan. 10

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the big donation to the Boyne City Police Department, a new plot of land purchased by the city for a variety of uses, plus a look at Boyne City’s audit, the new fees for city hall’s meeting spaces, information on our new 50% off special for local charitable groups, classifieds and business news, the two-page health and wellness section, Charlevoix County College Sports Digest, and lots of community photos.

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  • Boyne City Police incident reports Nov. 27 – Dec. 3

    See what the Boyne City Police Department’s officers do in their daily work with this look at their weekly incident reports. Monday, November 27, 2017 0818 Juvenile missing since yesterday from Boyne Av. Was located. 0832 MDOP complaint from the 400 block of W Ann St 0916 Report of individual caught stealing in the 100 block of…

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  • Boyne City sewage spill notice Dec. 8, 2017

    Boyne City sewage spill notice On Friday Dec. 8 at approximately 5:30 p.m. there was a sewer main that had a partial blockage on Wilson St. and the service lead at 1029 South Lake St., which caused about 5 to 10 gallons of sewage to come out of the cleanout behind the house at 1029 South Lake…

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  • Boyne City Commission synopses October 2017

    CITY OF BOYNE CITY CITY COMMISSION minute synopsis October 10, 2017 – Approved the September 26, 2017 City Commission regular meeting minutes; approved the recommendation of the Airport Advisory Board to appoint Richard Wright as an Ex-Officio member with a term expiring August 24, 2020; approved to re-appoint Cindy Banner to the Compensation Commission for…

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  • Defense bill signed with provisions for Michigan military businesses, personnel

    Peters Provisions in Defense Bill Signed into Law WASHINGTON, DC – President Trump, on Dec. 12, signed into law major defense legislation that includes over a dozen provisions from U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MICHIGAN) supporting Michigan’s growing defense industry and boosting America’s military preparedness. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which sets Department of Defense (DoD) policy,…

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  • Boyne Lon Kowalske child porn story involves anonymous letter, accusations against Charlevoix County Sheriff

    BY BENJAMIN J. GOHS AND CHRIS FAULKNOR Serious charges, an anonymous letter, and baseless accusations are swirling around a recently settled court case in Charlevoix County. The matter concerns a prominent local business owner and musician, often seen serenading the crowds summer Friday evenings in Boyne City, who has been charged with multiple counts relating…

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  • Boyne Kiwanis presents 12th Eddie Essay Awards

    The 12th Annual 10th Grade Eddie Essay Awards Ceremony was hosted by the Boyne City Kiwanis Club on Nov. 30. Through sponsorship, the Boyne City Kiwanis Club gave away $1,700 to local charities. Since the inception of the Contest in 2006 the Club has presented $21,300 to 55 local charities. This contest is held in…

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  • PHOTO GALLERY: Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee held in Boyne City

    This photo gallery features highlights from the Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee held in recent weeks in the Boyne area.
    Photos by Chris Faulknor
    The local Knights of Columbus spelling bee was held on Nov. 21 at Boyne City High School for students from Boyne area schools, the winners of which will advance to the Diocesan Regional Finals held on Jan. 14, 2017, at the Gaylord Knights of Columbus. The grades 7-8 winners were Colton O’Neil, Mya Pofahl, Zosia Wasylewski, Kaitlyn Hammerle, and Grace Whisler. The grades 4-6 winners were Brianna Ager, Rylan McVannel, Aiden Grubaugh, Isaiah Whennen, and Connor Uy. Other competing students included Amber Cool, Ben Ivie, Scott Matelski, Arianna Lightfoot, and Kaitlyn Hammerle.

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  • Lon Kowalske of Boyne City guilty of child porn possession

    Pick up this week’s Boyne City Gazette for the full story regarding this case on Wednesday Dec. 6 Today in the 33rd Circuit Court, Lon James Kowalske, 61, of Boyne City, was sentenced to 12 months in jail and 48 months of probation on charges of possessing child sexually abusive material and using a computer…

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  • Boyne schools wants your input on 35 acres of land

    Boyne school officials want your opinions on what to do with nearly three dozen acres of property it recently learned it owns.
    Pictured in the featured photo at a meeting held to discuss the fate of the property are Robin Hissong-Berry and Susan Vrondran.
    Photo by Chris Faulknor

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  • OBITUARY: Richard Vernard Fineout, Feb. 19, 1929 – Nov. 8, 2017

    Richard Vernard Fineout was born the second of two boys to Edith and Harvey Fineout in Lansing, Michigan. He attended Lansing public schools, then enrolled at Michigan State University. Two years into college, he married Elsie Graham, his high school sweetheart, and they began a family. He attended MSU part-time for 9 years as an…

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  • Boyne Community Christmas program needs your help

    The Boyne Area Community Christmas committee is once again gearing up to give. If you find yourself able to give, your donation will be greatly appreciated by a family in need. Donations of non-perishable foods, new unwrapped toys, games or books can be taken to the Boyne City Education Center at the Pine Street entrance….

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  • Eyesore no more; Boyne City’s Chapp house demolished

    Though there have been years of complaints over the structure, the issue over the Chapp house, located at 204 East St. in Boyne City, officially began on March 16, 2016 when a neighboring property owner filed a complaint of “dangerous structure” with the city. Pictured is the demolition process as it began on Tuesday Nov. 7. Photo by Chris Faulknor

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  • Sen. Gary Peters working to strengthen Michigan defense industry, military

    U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), a former Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, yesterday helped pass major defense legislation with over a dozen provisions he authored supporting Michigan’s growing defense industry and boosting America’s military preparedness. The final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)conference report, which sets…

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