• High winds causing power outages today

    UPDATE 4:15 p.m. 14,000 Great Lakes Energy members remain without power Power was restored today to an estimated 10,150 Great Lakes Energy members as crews continue work to restore power to the remaining estimated 14,000 members. High winds with gusts over 50 mph are responsible for widespread power line damage today that has affected Great…

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  • Help disabled people and wounded vets go deer hunting

    Northern Michigan outdoor enthusiasts and conservationists are partnering to increase opportunities for wounded veterans and handicapped individuals to enjoy fall hunting. The North Country Sportsman’s Club (NCSC), the Tip of the Mitt Quality Deer Management Association (TOMQDMA), the Little Traverse Conservancy (LTC) and Brave Hearts Estate are joining forces this fall for Michigan’s special Independence…

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  • CLAIMS NOTICE – Marilyn A. Brown trust agreement

    THE MARILYN A. BROWN TRUST AGREEMENT TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES: Your interest in the estate may be barred or affected by the following: The decedent, Marilyn A. Brown, whose last known address was 711 Boyne Avenue, Boyne City, MI 49712, died August 23, 2018.

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  • Fisheries regulations passed at Natural Resources Commission meeting

    The Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting in September was held at the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Ontonagon. The day started off with the Michigan State Parks Advisory Committee addressing major projects underway to repair upwards of $20 million worth of damage from storms this June and back in 2016. DNR Parks and Recreation…

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  • Boyne area high school sports

    This collection of sports briefs includes stats and highlights from recent local high school events which include volleyball, soccer, and cross country. The photo gallery of Boyne Falls Loggers Girls Varsity Volleyball is by Kaitlyn Hammerle. The Boyne Falls Lady Loggers Volleyball Team took on Mackinaw City on Sept. 13, but fell short after winning only…

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  • Waterpaw wins Aquascape Conservationist Award

    Waterpaw is back from Continuing Education with the Aquascape Conservationist of the Year Award. Every August member of the Waterpaw crew travel to the water gardening capital of the world, St. Charles, Illinois. We go to gather information of what is new, what is happening in our industry and how to improve on what is…

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  • Study says Medicaid expansion boosted financial health of low-income Michiganders

    Low-income Michigan residents who enrolled in a new state health insurance plan didn’t just get coverage for their health needs—many also got a boost in their financial health, according to a new study. People who gained coverage under the state’s expanded Medicaid program have experienced fewer debt problems, bankruptcies, evictions and other financial issues than…

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  • #473 Boyne City Gazette Sept. 19

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the Boyne City Commission, saying goodbye to Roni Fish, Breezeway Cruises, helping disabled folks and wounded veterans to hunt, letters to the editor, cops and courts, lots of business news and home improvement tips, upcoming events for the whole family, a look at local sports, and so much more!

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  • Boyne police investigating church graffiti

    The Boyne City Police Department is investigating a string of spray paint graffiti and vandalism that occurred recently. According to a Monday Sept. 17 press release, Boyne City Police were notified by motorists of graffiti spray painted on the walls of a building owned by a local church association. The officers located graffiti on the…

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  • Gov. Snyder says foreign investment key to Michigan success

    Gov. Rick Snyder is on another delegation to China this week to conduct meetings with high-level elected officials and business leaders on topics including manufacturing, mobility technology, agriculture exports and tourism. “The value of building relationships with other nations cannot be overstated,” Gov. Rick Snyder said. “Michigan has benefited immensely from partnerships we have established…

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  • Healthy Michigan waiver hoped to protect local healthcare

    The state of Michigan has submitted an amended waiver to the federal government that, if approved, will allow the continuation of the Healthy Michigan Plan (HMP). “Our Healthy Michigan program has improved the lives of hundreds of thousands of Michiganders, and I’m very proud of the success we have seen,” Snyder said. “Having health insurance allows…

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  • Michigan Supreme Court October oral arguments

    The Michigan Supreme Court announced that oral arguments in 12 cases will be heard Oct. 9-10. The Court will convene to hear the first case at 9:30 a.m.in the sixth floor of the Hall of Justice, 925 W. Ottawa Street. The schedule of arguments is posted on the Supreme Court’s oral arguments homepage. The Court broadcasts oral arguments and…

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  • Grant supports mental health tech in Michigan

    The Community Mental Health Association of Michigan (CMHAM) announced recently they will receive a $250,000 grant from the University of Wisconsin as part the university’s initiative with the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Under the grant, the CMHAM will serve as the Michigan partner with the University of Wisconsin’s newly formed…

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  • Michigan’s new way to explore 545,000 career openings

    Students and jobseekers will now have a one-stop resource to learn more about the high-demand, high-wage career opportunities in the Professional Trades through the rejuvenated website, Going-PRO.com, Talent and Economic Development Department of Michigan Director Roger Curtis said Tuesday while unveiling the site at Grand Rapids Public Schools Innovation Central High School. “As students and…

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  • UPDATE: Boyne water main still under repair

    Following a water main break on Tuesday Sept. 11, water was restored temporarily last night. Boyne City officials say this morning that the water main break was not completely repaired. Water is being shut back off this morning to finish the repairs. These repairs should take a few hours to complete. Updates will be posted…

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  • Boyne City goals, parking, statue discussed

    Several major business items—including parking, city goals, and a new soldier monument—were discussed at the Boyne City Commission’s end-of-August meeting. Following are highlights from the Tuesday Aug. 28 meeting. Look for coverage of the city’s Sept. 11 meeting in next week’s Boyne City Gazette.  

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  • Michigan’s new anti-fraud unit in Dept. of Insurance and Financial Services

    Gov. Rick Snyder, on Tuesday Sept. 11, announced the formation of a new division within the state’s Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS), designed to investigate acts of fraud in the insurance and financial sectors. The department will work in tandem with other law enforcement agencies to share information on fraudulent activity and collaborate…

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  • Cole lauds Boyne on being named Great American Main Street semifinalist

    Michigan 105th District State Rep. Triston Cole (R-Mancelona) has congratulated Boyne City, which was named a semifinalist in the National Main Street Center’s Great American Main Street competition. The award recognizes exceptional Main Street communities. “This is an outstanding accomplishment for Boyne City,” said Cole, of Mancelona. “Boyne City is an excellent community where shops,…

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  • Water main break in Boyne City

    A water main break is currently affecting the northeast side of Boyne City. Residents may experience low water pressure or, at times, no water, as the main will have to be shut down to repair the pipe. Boyne City officials say work crews are onsite working to resolve the issue. At this time, the city…

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  • Michigan tree-climbing championship in Traverse City

    Arboriculture Society of Michigan (ASM) is hosting the Annual 2018 Michigan Tree Climbing Championship (MTCC) to be held at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons in Traverse City on Saturday Sept. 15. Top professional tree climbers from all over Michigan will compete to be the one Climber representing Michigan at the 2019 International Tree Climbing Championship (ITCC) in Knoxville, TN. This…

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  • Needs assessment tool for Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing

    For the first time in state history, Michigan is launching its most comprehensive assessment tool to identify the needs of the Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing communities. The project is the result of a partnership between The Michigan Department of Civil Rights, Division on Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing; Madonna University’s Sign Language…

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  • GUEST COMMENTARY – Michigan road construction layoffs

    SUBMITTED BY OPERATING ENGINEERS 324 The Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association and its affiliated contractors initiated the work stoppage. Starting at 7am, September 4, 2018, contractors affiliated with the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (MITA) informed members of Operating Engineers 324 working on road construction projects around the state that they were not to report…

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  • Boyne Valley Catholic Community events

    The Boyne Valley Catholic Community is offering many opportunities to enrich your prayer life and spirituality beginning on September 9th the Twenty Third Week in Ordinary Time. Activities during the week that begins September 9th include:  RCIA:   Is moving to Tuesday evenings beginning on September 11th.   Anyone interested in exploring the Catholic faith is invited…

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  • Michigan Senate Passes “Objective Parole” Bill

    On Wednesday Sept. 5, a bill that allows the Michigan Parole Board to grant parole based on objective factors passed with broad support in the Michigan State Senate. House Bill 5377, the Objective Parole Bill, now heads to Governor Rick Snyder, who has indicated support for the measure. The measure, sponsored by Rep. Klint Kesto…

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  • Felony question eliminated from occupational licensing, state job applications

    Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has removed the checkbox reading “Were you convicted of a felony?” that precedes occupational and construction code licensing applications. The Governor today also signed an executive directive instructing all state departments and agencies to remove the felony question box that precedes job…

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  • MI sens push legislation to stop health plans without protection for pre-existing conditions

    U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today announced new legislation to overturn the expansion of health insurance plans that do not protect people with pre-existing conditions. The new legislation is cosponsored by 30 Senators and would rescind the Trump Administration’s rule expanding short-term or “junk insurance” plans that do not have to provide health…

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  • Michigan Marshall grants open for applications

    Starting this week, education and business leaders can begin the application process for grants from the over $59 million Marshall Plan for Talent moneys aimed at revolutionizing Michigan’s education and talent development system and to better prepare students for their careers. The Marshall Plan for Talent innovation grants are a three-step submission process.

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  • Petoskey Audubon program on Kestrels

    September 11 PRAS Program – “An Obsession with Kestrels….Where Citizen Science and Photography Meet” The September 11 Petoskey Regional Audubon Society (PRAS) Meeting features Wildlife photographer, Lynn Fraze. She will discuss the symbiotic relationship between science and photography based on her personal experience as a volunteer for Little Traverse Conservancy and the American Kestrel Partnership. The program takes place in the…

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