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July 25, 2017 - Boyne City soccer clubs merging; sign up by July 31
July 25, 2017 - Boyne area bone marrow drive fundraiser in honor of Braylan Blackwell
July 24, 2017 - Guest commentary on Enbridge Line 5 from Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council
July 24, 2017 - #413 Boyne City Gazette July 26
July 19, 2017 - Chris Christie’s Beachgate a good example of why so many distrust news media
July 18, 2017 - July 25 home ownership fair in Boyne City
July 18, 2017 - Marina work, new industrial district top Boyne City Commission business
July 18, 2017 - Charlevoix County Veteran of the Month: Clifford Grose
July 18, 2017 - Charlevoix County clerk and courts filings
July 18, 2017 - International children’s choir concert coming to Boyne
July 18, 2017 - Boyne Police logs June 26 – July 2
July 18, 2017 - Better broadband internet coming to Beaver Island
July 18, 2017 - Charlevoix County: looking for a job? Every Speedway store in Michigan holding open interviews
July 18, 2017 - #412 Boyne City Gazette July 19
July 13, 2017 - Wilson Township, Charlevoix County, board of review public meeting
July 12, 2017 - M-32, I-75 business loop resurfacing in Gaylord starts July 17
July 12, 2017 - New name, services, and hires at Charlevoix BASES Recovery Center
July 12, 2017 - Boyne City Farmers Market 4th Annual Food Truck Rally
July 12, 2017 - Boyne commissioners consider water service expansion, dog fitness trail, new software, fencing fix
July 12, 2017 - Ingrid Day hired as new Boyne Main Street assistant
  • PHOTO GALLERY: Boyne high school students learn interview skills

    This photo gallery features highlights from last week’s mock and real interview day held at Boyne City High School. The annual event is intended to help youth get ready for the transition from school to work. While some local business owners offered mock interviews to help the students practice, some businesses were on hand to…

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  • Taking stock on the Boyne City Gazette 400th newspaper

    Good God, it’s issue number 400. I’ve been thinking all day about a more eloquent way to put it, but all I can say is “good God.” We’ve sweated bullets 400 times on our print deadline. We’ve proofed and proofed (and proofed) 400 issues. We’ve made the same delivery rounds to stores 400 times. It…

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  • Boyne City community cleanup Saturday May 6

    The community is invited to “Buff Up” Boyne from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday May 6. This annual community clean-up event will start in Sunset Park, downtown Boyne City. A hot dog cookout will round out the morning, courtesy of Todd Meier and the Dearborn Brand Sausage Company and the Boyne Valley Lions Club….

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  • Boyne City 2017-2018 municipal budget notice

    Budget Notice CITY OF BOYNE CITY RESOLUTION OF ADOPTION NO. 2017-04-024 GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT For 2017 / 2018 (1 May 2017 – 30 April 2018) Section 1. The funds necessary to defray the operating expenses and long-term debt obligations of the City of Boyne City and the estimated revenues by source for the Fiscal Year…

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  • Boyne Open Space park could cost locals $1.7 million

    BY CHRIS FAULKNOR AND BENJAMIN J. GOHS How much will it cost, who will pay for it, and who even wants it? Boyne City residents, business owners and other stakeholders are being asked to opine on the 475 North Lake St. property. “Our goal here is to brainstorm and hear your thoughts,” said Boyne City…

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  • #400 Boyne City Gazette April 26

    Our staff is excited to bring you our 400th issue!
    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the 475 North Lake St. Boyne Open Space property—with a special exclusive look at the walking tour which preceded last week’s meeting in city commission chambers, there are also stories on the upcoming annual Buff Up Boyne community cleanup event, an industrial arts competition being hosted at Boyne City High School, an opening day parade and celebration for the Boyne Little League which turns 60 this year, photos from the Eagles Club’s 1950s dance, our big three-page spring sports section with stories, team photos and the spring sports lineup, photos from Boyne City High School’s interview day, info on a special lunch program which brings local produce to area schools, public notices and classifieds, plenty of events listings, students of the week, and so much more!

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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. Hankins All-American A very small fraction of one percent of athletes are named All-American in their…

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  • Boyne Police activity April 3-9

    See what the Boyne City Police Department’s officers do in their daily work with this look at their weekly incident reports. Monday, April 3, 2017 0015 Report of possibly suicidal subject in the 100 block of N. Park St. Located subject. Not suicidal. 1025 Burn permit issued in the 400 block of E Lincoln 1231…

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  • Boyne commission approves Macksey rezone

    BY BENJAMIN J. GOHS, EDITOR With a mix of support and opposition from city residents, Boyne developer Ted Macksey’s 30-acre property rezone request has survived yet another municipal test. The Boyne City Commission voted 4-1 at its Tuesday April 11 meeting to approve the rezone request. “He (Macksey) does own the property and we do…

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  • #399 Boyne City Gazette April 19

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features the latest installment of our College Sports Digest, stories on a local graduate who has gone on to manage operations for an international engineering firm, the latest on the Macksey housing project, some local opinions and facts on the Affordable Health Care Act—also known as Obamacare, information on a…

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  • Boyne City High School People’s Choice Awards winners for 2017

    BY CHRIS FAULKNOR, PUBLISHER The 2017 Boyne City High School People’s Choice Awards honored over two dozen students this year on April 5 at Boyne City High School. This 3,000-word article offers the most in-depth coverage of this year’s awards that you will find anywhere. Each of the nearly thirty winners from Boyne City High…

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  • Blood donation events in Charlevoix, Emmet counties

    Eligible blood donors of all blood types are encouraged to give blood through the American Red Cross this spring to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients. Donated blood is perishable and must constantly be replenished to keep up with hospital patient need. Red blood cells are the blood component most frequently transfused by…

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  • McLaren Northern Michigan Children’s Health Fair April 22

    Nearly 40 community agencies will be participating in the 27th Annual Children’s Health Fair sponsored by McLaren Northern Michigan. The Children’s Health Fair is a fun family event that provides an educational environment where parents can learn how to keep children healthy and safe. The event will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m….

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  • Michigan Sen. Gary Peters: bill would help businesses apply for fed contracts

    On Wednesday April 12, U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) visited MessageMakers in Lansing to announce that he will be introducing bipartisan legislation with Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) to help protect small businesses from falling victim to fraud when they register to procure federal contracts. The Procurement Fraud Prevention Act would require small businesses to be…

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  • Senior citizen input wanted on Charlevoix ‘Age-Friendly city’ concept

    Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital and the City of Charlevoix are joining forces to co-sponsor a special event for area seniors. Focused on gathering broad input regarding elements of an “age-friendly city,” the event will provide a comfortable, fun format for seniors to share their thoughts and ideas. The Charlevoix Library (Rooms A-B) will be the…

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  • Boyne LifeTree Café features mother of Amish schoolhouse shooter

    An exclusive filmed interview with the mother of Amish schoolhouse shooter Charles Roberts will be screened at Lifetree Café on Sunday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. The program, titled “Amazing Grace,” features an interview with Terri Roberts, who was embraced by the Amish community following the tragedy. “As I pulled up, I asked if my…

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  • #398 Boyne City Gazette April 12

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on our great big annual story on the Boyne City High School People’s Choice Awards—with photos, an update on the St. James Township record-keeping and finance debacle, the Boyne Villa development, BC Blaze Robotics win, an input session on the age-friendly concept of living in Charlevoix, an opinion about opinions from the editor, cops and courts, plenty of business news, a big full-color Easter page with info on all the upcoming religious events and fun egg hunts for the kids, info on the area’s big kindergarten round-up events, the latest on upcoming community events, Boyne City’s most recent water quality report broken down in fine detail, Glenn L. Coon’s obituary, a bunch of photos from this weekend’s Paint the Town Red fundraiser for Boyne City Public Schools students, and so much more!

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  • Guest commentary by Sen. Wayne Schmidt: Our infrastructure must be improved

    BY MICHIGAN SEN. WAYNE SCHMIDT (R-TRAVERSE CITY) After eight months of fact-finding, the commission created by Gov. Rick Snyder to study Michigan’s infrastructure systems recently presented its findings. Thirty-nine percent of our roads and 27 percent of our bridges are structurally deficient. Aging water and sewer infrastructure systems also led to closures at nearly 25…

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  • ALICE report shows Charlevoix County wages low, cost of living rising

    Char-Em United Way (CEUW), in conjunction with The Michigan Association of United Ways (MAUW) today released a study on the condition of Michigan’s working families, what it has named ALICE households – those that are Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. The report found that low-wage jobs continue to dominate the Michigan employment landscape, with a…

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  • Charlevoix substitute teachers, support staff—Char-Em ISD job fair coming

    Charlevoix-Emmet ISD Educational Job Fair EDUStaff is excited to invite area residents to an educational job fair featuring Charlevoix-Emmet school districts on April 10th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. With the rising demand for substitute teachers, EDUStaff will be on hand to review resumes, start online applications and conduct on-site interviews for immediate openings….

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  • Boyne City leaf and household junk collections

    Leaf Pickup Schedule May 1 – June 2, Mondays & Fridays The City will pick up leaves during the above scheduled times only. After the scheduled date, citizens will be responsible for their own leaves. Set bagged leaves curbside anytime after the first day of pick up, in biodegradable paper bags. City crews will pick…

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  • Charlevoix Bridge overnight closures end early

    Work requiring overnight closures on the US-31 bascule bridge in Charlevoix was wrapped up this morning, ending the scheduled 12 overnight closures nine days early. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and contractor Anlaan Corp. finished up the portion of work on the bridge that required it to be closed to traffic for 12 consecutive…

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  • Boyne City Public Notice of development/TIF plan

    NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Boyne City Commission DEVELOPMENT AND TAX INCREMENT FINANCING PLAN Boyne City Local Development Financing Authority In accordance with Public Act 281 of 1986, as amended, Michigan’s Local Development Financing Act, the Boyne City Commission will conduct a public hearing to consider approval of the Development and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Plan for…

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  • How will Boyne City pay for 475 North Lake St. Open Space?

    Would you support a new millage to help pay for the Open Space parkland on Lake Charlevoix in Boyne City? Residents of Boyne City are invited to attend a meeting on April 18 to discuss options for purchasing the approximate 4.5 acre lakeshore site, known as the “Open Space,” located at 475 North Lake St….

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  • Boyne Police logs March 20-26

    See what the Boyne City Police Department’s officers do in their daily work with this look at their weekly incident reports. Monday, March 20 0657 Citation issued for no proof of insurance at N. Lake and W Michigan 0822 Suspicious vehicle reported on Boyne Av 0910 Alarm in the 500 block of N Lake St…

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  • Boyne planning commission vote moves Macksey rezone request to next stage

    BY BENJAMIN J. GOHS, EDITOR — PHOTOS BY CHRIS FAULKNOR Boyne developer Ted Macksey’s 31-acre property rezone request will move to the next phase. On Monday March 20, the Boyne City Planning Commission—following a contentious nearly four-hour meeting—sent the matter to the Boyne City Commission for consideration with a 5-3 vote. Editor’s Note: This 3,300-word…

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  • #397 Boyne City Gazette April 5

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the Boyne City Booster Foundation’s Paint The Town Red, which raises funds for all sorts of activities for Boyne City Public Schools’ students, important information on the upcoming Boyne City Open Space meeting to determine how the property will be paid for, an update on the Charlevoix bridgework schedule, a story on Rep. Triston Cole’s fight for your 2nd Amendment rights, the latest ALICE report on local incomes, guest commentary from Sen. Wayne Schmidt on Michigan’s infrastructure, and a special look at sexual assault awareness, a look at how your Charlevoix County legislators are voting down in Lansing, details on Boyne City’s leaf and rubbish pickup times and just what they will accept, this week’s LifeTree Café event, public notices and classifieds, community photos and many more events.

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