Welcome to the Boyne City Gazette … Quality Independent Journalism in Charlevoix County
In The News
October 19, 2017 - Michigan Gov. Synder disciplines state police Col. Kriste Etue for Twitter comments
October 18, 2017 - Michigan Secretary of State candidate Jocelyn Benson to visit Northern Michigan
October 18, 2017 - PUBLIC NOTICE: Charlevoix County Board synopsis
October 18, 2017 - PUBLIC NOTICE: Boyne City Commission meeting synopses
October 18, 2017 - PUBLIC NOTICE: 257-foot tower proposed for Boyne Falls
October 18, 2017 - PUBLIC NOTICE: Charlevoix County Planning Commission Public Hearing
October 17, 2017 - CHARLEVOIX COUNTY – Public hearing on Hayes Township zoning ordinance
October 17, 2017 - #425 Boyne City Gazette Oct. 18
October 17, 2017 - Illusionist Tom Coverly hosted by Walloon Lake and East Jordan Community Churches
October 17, 2017 - MICHIGAN: Local officials say fiscal recovery mixed, but positive
October 17, 2017 - PETOSKEY: Odawa ribbon-cutting for Victories Square development
October 16, 2017 - Meet the candidates for Boyne City Commission on Oct. 18
October 16, 2017 - BOYNE CITY: State of the community is excellent
October 13, 2017 - Health Dept. of Northwest Michigan to hold youth mental health first aid training in Charlevoix
October 13, 2017 - Baby Boomer Comedy Show in Petoskey benefits Char-Em United Way
October 13, 2017 - Petoskey temple to host Yale Strom and Hot Pstromi
October 11, 2017 - Boyne Monday Study Club welcomes guest speaker Mayor Tom Neidhamer
October 11, 2017 - Join McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation for breast cancer awareness
October 11, 2017 - Balance issues? Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Center of Boyne can help
October 11, 2017 - Affordable Health Screenings coming to Boyne City Oct. 27
  • McLaren Northern Michigan needle drop-offs

    McLaren Northern Michigan is hosting free needle drop-offs in Cheboygan, Gaylord, and Petoskey. Gaylord Needle Drop-off When: Friday, October 13, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Location: Karmanos Cancer Institute of McLaren Northern Michigan 918 North Center Avenue, Gaylord Cheboygan Needle Drop-off When: Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Location: McLaren Northern…

    Continue Reading ...
  • Boyne museum design presentation Oct. 4

    The public is invited to a presentation by Joe Hines of Project Arts & Ideas of Phase I of the design for the new historical museum at 7 p.m. on Wednesday Oct. 4 at the new Boyne City Hall commission chambers. Refreshments will be served. Read the most recent story on the museum project below: Boyne City…

    Continue Reading ...
  • MI News 26 looks to launch Northern Michigan based national news station

    “In recent years, we’ve heard more and more complaints about existing 24/7 national news channels,” explained Eric Wotila, Owner of MI News 26 and the driving force behind LNN, “At the same time, we’ve received constant compliments about the straight-to the-facts, no-nonsense and commentary-free local news coverage we provide on MI News 26. So, we thought, ‘Why not take this model national?’”

    Continue Reading ...
  • Tip of Mitt fundraisers hosted at five Boyne City restaurants

    Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council has partnered with five dining locations in Boyne City to help promote clean water—a common ingredient in all great food and drink. The following locations will donate a percentage of sales to help support the Watershed Council’s programming from 6-10 p.m. on these dates: Oct. 6 – Boyne City Taproom, 220 S…

    Continue Reading ...
  • PUBLIC NOTICE: Boyne City Commission meeting synopses

    Editor’s note: This batch of back Boyne City Commission notices, dating from July 2o16 to December 2016, are now being published—as required by law—because they were only recently received by the Boyne City Gazette. CITY OF BOYNE CITY CITY COMMISSION minute synopsis July 26, 2016 – Approval of the June 28, 2016 City Commission regular…

    Continue Reading ...
  • Boyne City fall leaf pickup schedule

    Citywide – Oct. 16 through Nov. 10, Mondays and Fridays only The City will pick up leaves during the scheduled dates only. After the scheduled date, citizens wills be responsible for their own leaves. Please set bagged leaves curbside any time after the first day of pickup, in biodegradable paper bags. City crews will pick up bags as…

    Continue Reading ...
  • Northern Michigan needs blood donations

    Red Cross urges donors of all blood types to help maintain a diverse supply The American Red Cross urges eligible donors of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a diverse blood supply for patients in need. Some blood types are unique to certain racial and ethnic groups, so a diverse blood…

    Continue Reading ...
  • Green Light East Jordan business model competition finalists

    Organizers of Green Light East Jordan announced the finalists for the business model competition scheduled for Wednesday Oct. 11, at Castle Farms in Charlevoix. Returning for a third year, Green Light East Jordan gives new businesses and prospective entrepreneurs an opportunity to compete for monetary prizes that are intended to assist in starting or furthering…

    Continue Reading ...
  • Boyne City Harvest Festival this Saturday Sept. 30

    Food, music, games, crafts, farmers market and so much more at this year’s Boyne City Harvest Festival Boyne City will celebrate its autumn bounty at the Harvest Festival on Saturday Sept. 30 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. “The event committee continues to find ways to make the event fresh and fun,” said Boyne City…

    Continue Reading ...
  • Charlevoix County Sports Briefs

    Here is a look at some of the recent scores and highlights from area sports teams. Coaches are encouraged to e-mail their scores and game roundups to editor@boynegazette.com. BOYNE SOCCER 9-17 Submitted by Boyne City High School Soccer Coach Nick Baic. Boyne City HS Boys soccer played Sault Ste. Marie on Sept. 17 at Sault…

    Continue Reading ...
  • Michigan-MSU alums host “Crying Towel” pep rally

    To help get you psyched up for the big game, the annual “Michigan-Michigan State Crying Towel Pep Rally” is on again. Show your spirit with fellow fans at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the Petoskey-Bay View Country Club. This annual event is sponsored by both schools’ local alumni groups and features a divided room…

    Continue Reading ...
  • Boyne City Farmers Market will move to city hall in November

    Indoor Farmers Market gets new home at the City Facilities Building Good news for shoppers and vendors alike as the Boyne City Farmers Market is now in one location! Beginning Saturday Nov. 4 at 9 a.m., the Boyne City Indoor Farmers Market will be located in the main lobby area of the new Boyne City…

    Continue Reading ...
  • #422 Boyne City Gazette Sept. 27

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the new Charlevoix COA director, a public forum on the state of auto insurance hosted by Rep. Triston Cole, details on Boyne City’s annual harvest festival, fun with the Breezeway color tour, info on the upcoming Boyne State of the Community Luncheon, and details on two important meetings—a public hearing on plans for Camp Sea-Gull, and a voter rights informational session hosted by the ACLU. Plus, we have community photos on all sorts of events, from the rock-painting fundraiser to Business After Hours. Also look out for lots of public notices, local opinions, cops & courts, classifieds, sports, events off all types for just about anyone’s interests, and so much more!

    Continue Reading ...
  • Broken window, threatening message prompt lockdown and police investigation at Boyne City High School

    Boyne City Public Schools officials have declared the high school building safe to enter following investigation by local and state law enforcement. According to Boyne City Public Schools Superintendent Pat Little, the high school was off-limits early Monday morning Sept. 25. “Prior to school starting this morning, it was discovered by Boyne (City Public Schools)…

    Continue Reading ...
  • Northern Michigan news briefs – in and around Charlevoix County

    Grand Traverse Band donation Charlevoix County’s Hayes Township was awarded grant funds from the 2% Award of the Grand Traverse Band (GTB) of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians from the first half of the 2017 grant cycle. The grant of $5,000 will be used to construct pedestrian walkways leading to the fishing pier to be constructed at…

    Continue Reading ...
  • PUBLIC NOTICE: Boyne City hiring for maintenance/construction position

    Building Maintenance/Construction Position Boyne City, MI The City of Boyne City is seeking an individual to work in its Public Works Department. The Building Maintenance/ Construction Position be responsible for maintaining City Facilities. Desired minimum requirements include experience in Plumbing, Electrical, HVAC and Construction. Possession of a valid Michigan CDL B driver’s license or the ability…

    Continue Reading ...
  • PUBLIC NOTICE: Charlevoix County Board synopsis

    CHARLEVOIX COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SYNOPSIS September 13, 2017 The Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners met in the Charlevoix County Commissioners Room on September 13, 2017 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 #17-081, Approve County Expenditures. After discussion, the motion…

    Continue Reading ...
  • Boyne City Ramblers volleyball results Sept. 12 and 14

    Following are the results for last week’s Sept. 12 and 14 volleyball games. “After there best performance of the season so far on Tuesday, Boyne City went into Thursday’s match against visiting Kalkaska with there heads held high and continued to play well,” said Boyne City High School Volleyball Coach Mallory Slate. “Taking the first…

    Continue Reading ...
  • Boyne City Fire Dept. Country Music Spectacular fundraiser Sept. 24

    The Boyne City Firefighters Association is proud to present the 35th Annual “Country Music Spectacular” starring #1 hit recording artist Jeff Carson, Sawyer Brown founding member Bobby Randall and special guest Melissa Lee. This year’s show will be held Sunday Sept. 24, at The Boyne City High School Performing Arts Center, with two shows, 3…

    Continue Reading ...
  • #421 Boyne City Gazette Sept. 20

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the annual CROP Walk to fight hunger, the Charlevoix Area Humane Society’s biggest yearly fundraiser Dining for Paws, a look at Bob Mathers Ford’s hundred-year anniversary, a new survey which shows Charlevoix County as one of the healthiest places to live, and coverage of the most recent Boyne City Commission meeting—which included discussions on medical marijuana facilities, a potential special assessment for a waterline, airplane hangar fees, and a new sculpture slated for Old City Par. Plus, we have all the usual favorites like cops and courts, local opinions, the Veteran of the Month feature, classifieds and public notices, and our big full-color section dedicated to the Boyne City Fire Department and its upcoming Country Music Spectacular which raises funds for the department. We also have a full events section, sports stories and photos, and a whole lot of pictures of the mini cheerleader clinic held for younger girls at last Friday’s football game.

    Continue Reading ...
  • Northern Michigan fall highway cleanup starts Saturday

    Volunteers will soon be scouring the roadsides looking for trash during the year’s final Adopt-A-Highway pickup. Thousands of volunteers in the popular Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) program will be picking up litter along highway roadsides from Saturday, Sept. 23, through Sunday, Oct. 1. “As the fall pickup approaches, we’d like to thank Adopt-A-Highway groups for their…

    Continue Reading ...
  • Boyne Police logs Aug. 28 – Sept. 3

    See what the Boyne City Police Department’s officers do in their daily work with this look at their weekly incident reports. Monday, August 28, 2017 0936 Report of missing wallet 1014 Trespass complaint in the 1300 block of Boyne Av 1131 Motorist assist in the 200 block of S Lake St 1210 Burn permit issued on LacVue 1455 Burn…

    Continue Reading ...
  • Charlevoix County courts and clerk filings

    The latest information on court cases and filings in the courts and clerk office of Charlevoix County. District Court The following cases were recently heard in Charlevoix’s 90th District Court: Matthew Wade Webster, 59 of Boyne City, impaired driving. To serve 93 days in jail with credit for one day served, 82 days held in…

    Continue Reading ...
  • Northern Michigan Public Health Alliance leaders survey local progress

    Public health leaders from across the region convened last week in Gaylord for the Annual Stakeholders Meeting of the Northern Michigan Public Health Alliance. The meeting provided an opportunity to reflect on the past accomplishments of the Alliance, survey the current public health landscape, and begin the process of envisioning the next steps for the…

    Continue Reading ...
  • You can help collect data for Boyne River forecast

    BY CHARLOTTE HSU, SPECIAL TO THE BOYNE CITY GAZETTE A cellphone and a few seconds of time. That’s all residents of northern Michigan need to take part in a new project designed to improve management and conservation of a vital natural resource: fresh water.    

    Continue Reading ...
  • Boyne City Commission candidate forum set for Oct. 18

    Pictured in the featured photo is the current Boyne City Commission in its new meeting room in the newly finished Boyne City Hall.
    Those of you living in Boyne City will have the opportunity to decide which new faces end up on the commission at this November’s election.
    Photo by Chris Faulknor

    Continue Reading ...
  • #420 Boyne City Gazette Sept. 13

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features pictures from the first day of school, the Horton Bay Bridge Walk, and Labor Day Drag Races. Our top stories of the week include information on the upcoming Boyne City Commission Candidate Forum sponsored by the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce and the Boyne City Gazette. Also you’ll find…

    Continue Reading ...
  • Boyne Police activity Aug. 21-27

    See what the Boyne City Police Department’s officers do in their daily work with this look at their weekly incident reports Monday, August 21, 2017 0300 Suspicious situation in the 300 block of E Pine St 0336 Suspicious situation in the 300 block of E Pine St 0800 Driving complaint on Lakeshore over the weekend 0820 Found rabies tag…

    Continue Reading ...
  • Sen. Schmidt warns Charlevoix County drivers to beware of credit card skimmers

    GUEST COMMENTARY By Sen. Wayne Schmidt Numerous law enforcement agencies, along with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), are ramping up inspections and warning drivers statewide after credit card skimmers were found at a mid-Michigan gas station in recent months. According to MDARD, approximately 70 credit card skimmers have been found and removed…

    Continue Reading ...
  • Volunteers needed for Char-Em United Way Season of Caring

    In observance of the National Day of Service and Remembrance, you’re invited to join Char-Em United Way’s Season of Caring! Come work on a volunteer project from Sept. 11 – Oct. 6 and join hundreds of local volunteers, thousands of groups statewide, and millions of people nationwide who plan to pay tribute as part of…

    Continue Reading ...
  • OBITUARY: Sally Ann Parish April 5, 1939 – Aug. 25, 2017

    Sally Ann Parish, 78, passed away August 25, 2017 at The Villa at Silverbell Estates in Lake Orion, Michigan. She was born on April 5, 1939 in Houktown, Ohio, to Carson and Martha (Schnegg) Parish who preceded her in death. Sally spent her childhood in Bluffton, Ohio. After her marriage to Alex Wolff, she moved…

    Continue Reading ...
  • Great Lakes Energy People Fund accepting grant proposals

    The Great Lakes Energy People Fund is accepting grant applications from non-profit organizations throughout its local service area. The upcoming grant application deadline is Oct. 15. The People Fund is supported solely by Great Lakes Energy members who allow their electric cooperative to round up their bill each month to the next dollar. Since 1999…

    Continue Reading ...
  • #419 Boyne City Gazette Sept. 6

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the Boyne City Veterans Park pavilion project, a bonus coming to local schools, info on how you can help your community for the 9/11 National Day of Service, important information on how to avoid being scammed at the gas pump, photos from the city’s open house, pictures from Labor Day Weekend fun, the obituary for Sally Ann Parish, classifieds for companies hiring numerous positions, our big food section with specials for local restaurants, a craft beer and food pairing guide, and great new recipes, more community photos, cops and courts information, and a long list of local events with something to interest just about everyone.

    Continue Reading ...
  • Tonight! Don’t miss the final Boyne Stroll the Streets of 2017

    Here are some of the highlights from the Friday Aug. 25 Stroll the Streets event in downtown Boyne City. Don’t miss the last Stroll the Streets of this summer season tonight from 6-9 p.m. More info at http://www.boynechamber.com/stroll-the-streets Click on the picture to see the entire photo. Photos by Chris Faulknor

    Continue Reading ...