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  • Boyne joint boards talk housing, police, open space, pavilion, and more

    BY BENJAMIN J. GOHS, EDITOR The Boyne City Joint Board and Commission meeting was held on Tuesday Jan. 17, and featured updates from commissions on compensation, election, the historical district, housing, the Main Street program, Team Boyne, parks and recreation, planning, the zoning board of appeals, airport advisory, board of review, the library, city commission,…

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  • Boyne City Commission Jan. 24 coverage

    The Boyne City Commission met recently for its regular bimonthly meeting to discuss daycare zoning, park moneys, and other matters of interest. Following are the highlights of the Tuesday Jan. 24 meeting.    

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  • OBITUARY: Kelly Jae Conway 1957-2017

    Kelly Jae Conway died peacefully, late Monday evening with her family by her side. Kelly was dearly loved by her husband and best friend Bill, children Andy, Katie, Amy, Emily, Jessica, and Molly. She is survived by her mother Pat Pepin, her siblings Bob Johnson, Pattie Fuller, and Dan Pepin. Kelly was an avid reader,…

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  • OBITUARY: Wayne Edward Ramsey Dec. 3, 1942 – Jan. 18, 2017

    Wayne Edward Ramsey, 74 of Melrose Township, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving wife, son, daughter, sister, grandson, and beloved Shelties. Born in Gary, Indiana on December 3, 1942, Wayne was the son of A. Kermit and C. Eleanor Ramsey. Wayne retired from CSX Railroad in 1998…

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  • Boyne library February events

    Boyne District Library welcomes February with events and programs for all ages! Most events are FREE and open to anyone interested in attending. The Friends of the Library continue their Friday Night Film Festival: Friday, February 3rd “St Ralph” (2004) PG-13 starring Campbell Scott & Jennifer Tilly. On February 17th, the film “Young Victoria” (2009)…

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  • McLaren Charlevoix named in top 100 Critical Access Hospitals

    Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital in Charlevoix, Michigan was recently named one of iVantage Health Analytics’ Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States. Critical Access Hospitals assure that essential healthcare services are available in rural areas, such as northern Michigan. “We are so proud of the efforts of our physicians and staff who…

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  • #388 Boyne City Gazette Feb. 1

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the recent joint boards and commissions meeting, Boyne City Commission business, a fun feature on all the weird holidays in February, lots of cops and courts info, pictures from the Ramblers wrestling meet in Gaylord, plenty of public notices you need to see, obituaries of some familiar…

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  • Michigan Gov. Snyder takes business trip to Israel

    Gov. Rick Snyder will lead a seven-day investment mission to Israel, focusing on trade and investments, improving academic cooperation and exploring opportunities for collaboration on cybersecurity matters. The mission will depart on Friday, Jan. 27 and return on Thursday, Feb. 2. “Michigan’s longstanding ties with Israeli companies and academic institutions have created excellent opportunities to…

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  • Boyne planners consider 7.8-acre rezone for housing project

    The Boyne City Planning Commission met for its regular monthly meeting on Monday Jan. 16, during which a public hearing on a property rezone request for what could end up holding a 64-unit housing complex was held. More than 70 people attended the meeting which usually sees only a few audience members.    

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  • Boyne City Police logs Jan. 2-8

    MONDAY JANUARY 2 0136 Juvenile complaint in the 1000 block of Boyne Av 0938 Vehicle unlock in the Industrial Park 1026 Two vehicle property damage crash at N Park and North St 1044 Two car property damage crash on Boyne Ave. at E. Main. 1336 Assist EMS in the 800 block of S Park St…

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  • Michigan Legislature begins again

    The 99th Michigan Legislature met for the first time on Jan. 11. New officers were selected for the House, which has 42 new members. Senators are half-way through their four year terms, and the Senate retained the same leadership.    

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  • LifeTree Café discussion on evil, Jan. 29

    The existence and causes of evil will be explored at Lifetree Café on Sunday, January 29 at 6:30 p.m. The program, titled “Confronting Evil: One Man Takes a Stand,” features a filmed interview with Peter Ash, founder of Under the Same Sun, an organization dedicated to helping people with the genetic condition of albinism overcome…

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  • #387 Boyne City Gazette Jan. 25

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features a big Boyne Chamber Awards section with lots of photos from the event, a serious consideration of a serious subject on the opinion page, Triston Cole’s town hall meeting schedule, grants for nonprofits, many important public notices which might affect you, so many local events for you and the family to attend, photos from the Boyne District Library’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, a big photo gallery showing progress of Boyne City’s new city hall, LifeTree Café, church listings, classifieds for new jobs and interesting items, business and investing tips, cops and courts, a special guest commentary on our local lakes, and so much more!

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  • Boyne City killer Matthew Fruge could be paroled in 10 years

    Last week, 33rd Circuit Judge Roy C. Hayes III sentenced Matthew Mark Fruge, 34, of Boyne City to 10 to 15 years in prison on a charge of voluntary manslaughter. This sentence was the maximum sentence Hayes could have given and means that Fruge will be eligible for parole in 10 years. Fruge was found…

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  • Charlevoix County businesses among new group opposed to Enbridge Line 5

    Founding members of the Great Lakes Business Network include Bar Fly in Grand Rapids, Bell’s Brewery in Comstock, Beth Price Photography in Traverse City, Cherry Republic in Glen Arbor, Grand Rapids Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, Hop Cat in Grand Rapids, Lake Charlevoix Brewing Co. in Charlevoix, Shepler’s Ferry in Mackinaw City, Sleeping Bear Surf & Kayak in Empire, and Patagonia in Ventura, Calif.

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  • Boyne City school band director Brandon Ivie honored

    Boyne City Middle/High School band director, Brandon Ivie, was selected for the School Band and Orchestra Magazine‘s “50 Directors Who Make a Difference” December 2016 edition. Ivie, who said he was notified at the end of October of his nomination, said he was humbled and honored to represent the state of Michigan.    

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  • Boyne City Police logs Dec. 26 – Jan. 1

    A look at police activity around Boyne City Monday, December 26 0505 Alarm on Lakeshore Dr. 1114 Vehicle unlock in the Industrial Park. 1329 Car deer accident on State St near River Ridge Ln. 1617 Property damage accident reported in the 100 block of E Water St. 1852 Alarm on S Lake St. 1901 Report…

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  • GLE People Fund gives over $204k in grants

    Great Lakes Energy, with the help of its members, continues its commitment to local communities through the People Fund. During 2016, the People Fund awarded $204,752 in grants to charitable and community organizations.    

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  • 2017 East Jordan Sno-Blast, Jan. 20-22

    FRIDAY JAN. 20 EJ Middle/High School Cafeteria • 4:30 – 7 p.m. —Chili Supper Enjoy chili, salad, bread, dessert & beverage. $7 adults, $5 seniors and children (12 & under). • 5:30 p.m. — Crowning Of Winter Knight And Belle Of The Blizzard – At the Rotary Chili Supper, E.J. Middle/High School Cafeteria 2017 Candidates…

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  • #386 Boyne City Gazette – Jan. 18

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the sentencing of Matthew Fruge in his murder case, a group of local businesses has teamed up to fight Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline, all the times and dates for East Jordan’s Sno-Blast annual winter festival, a look at Boyne City’s high school band director Brandon Ivie being…

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  • Gov. Snyder signs 31 bills into law

    Advanced Practice Registered Nurses now have the ability to provide expanded medical services to their patients under legislation signed recently by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. “Ensuring quality and efficiency in our medical system is important to the health and well-being of all Michiganders,” Snyder said. “This bill allows specialized nurses to provide a broader range…

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  • Senators Peters, Stabenow fight unfair trade aimed at Michigan-based Whirlpool

    Samsung and LG Undercut Michigan-based Whirlpool By Moving Production to China, Export at Unfair Pricing A recent ruling by the U.S. International Trade Committee (ITC) showed that foreign manufacturers of washing machines were engaging in unfair trade practices, deliberately undercutting the Michigan-based Whirlpool Corporation. Last year, Michigan Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow urged the…

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  • Northern Michigan health news briefs

    Nutrition, Exercise, and Weight Loss Stephen Ward, MD, physician with OMH Medical Group Internal Medicine, will lead a discussion on nutrition, exercise, and weight loss on Wednesday, Jan. 11 from 5–6 p.m. in the Professional Medical Building Conference Room at Otsego Memorial Hospital. Dr. Ward will speak about the importance of nutrition and exercise and…

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  • Boyne Police logs Dec. 19-25

    A rundown of brief descriptions of Boyne City Police Department officer incident reports. Monday, December 19 0606 Welfare check in the 300 block of Silver St. 1030 Civil dispute in the 100 block of E Pine St. 1235 Vehicle unlock in the 300 block of N Lake St 1633 Fraud complaint in the 100 block…

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  • Blood donations in Boyne, Charlevoix, Petoskey to help with shortage

    Red Cross issues an emergency call for blood and platelet donations during severe winter blood shortage; blood donations needed now to prevent delays in care for patients The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment now and…

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  • #385 Boyne City Gazette Jan. 11

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on Boyne City’s new Main Street Program, the latest in local graduates competing at the college level, details on how you can help with the emergency blood shortage facing the Red Cross, lots of local opinions, cops and courts, many community photos, info on upcoming events, great tips on weight loss, brain health and more in our health section, plus local kids inducted into the National Honor Society, info on a free seminar for folks thinking of starting a business, important public notices you should see, and all the details on the big MLK Jr. celebration at the Boyne District Library.

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  • Michigan Gov. Snyder signs laws to notify of high lead levels in public water

    Gov. Rick Snyder Also signs 21 additional measures Joined at Grace Emmanuel Church in Flint by state Rep. Sheldon Neeley and other state and local officials and community members, Gov. Rick Snyder today signed legislation to ensure Michigan residents are notified more quickly if lead levels in their public water supply exceed safety requirements. “These bills…

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  • LSSU’s 2017 list of banned words

    The wordsmiths at Lake Superior State University have taken their best “guesstimate” and released LSSU’s 42nd annual List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness. “Overused words and phrases are a ‘bête noire’ for thousands of users of the ‘manicured’ Queen’s English,” said an LSSU spokesperson, who released the…

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  • LifeTree Café talks embryo adoption Jan. 8

    The adoption and implantation of human embryos will be discussed at Lifetree Café on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. The program—titled “Playing God: Is Science Going Too Far?”—features a filmed interview with Ron Stoddart, an adoption attorney and embryo adoption advocate. “An embryo is human life at its earliest stage of development,” Stoddart…

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  • Boyne City Commission meeting highlights

    The Boyne City Commission met for its last regular meeting of 2016 before the holidays. Here are the highlights of that Tuesday Dec. 13 meeting, which included discussion of the Marvin Loding Awards, an EMS technology grant, a Great Lakes Fishery Trust Grant, the city manager’s report, and a report on the sidewalk café alcohol…

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  • Boyne Free Clinic closed Friday Jan. 6

    Due to an unexpected illness, the Boyne Area Free Clinic will be closed this Friday Jan. 6. The free clinic will be open normal hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., the following Friday, Jan. 13. If you are in need of medical attention, you may visit the Boyne Area Free Clinic any time between the…

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  • Boyne Police logs Dec. 12-18

    Monday, December 12 0828 Probation violation in the 300 block of N Lake St 1315 Vehicle parked on Terrace in roadway hampering snow removal 1650 Report a lost wallet, cell phone. 1735 Vehicle unlock on S Lake St. 1900 911 check in the 500 block of N Lake St 2154 Civil complaint at in the…

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  • #384 Boyne City Gazette Jan. 4

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the Boyne City Commission, new gasoline and automobile taxes and fees, a feature story on local eateries, lots and lots of New Year’s Eve photos, LSSU’s annual list of banned words, local opinions, plenty of cops and courts info, Bible study ideas for the new year, a business seminar idea to help you net more sales in 2017, great tips of car care and shopping for a used car, a great list of classes, lectures and upcoming events, and much more!

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