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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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    #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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    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…

  • #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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  • Nursing assistant hiring event at McLaren in Petoskey

    McLaren Northern Michigan is hosting a Nursing Assistant Hiring Event on Saturday Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Petoskey cafeteria, located on the floor above the McLaren Northern Michigan main entrance. Nursing assistants, known as Patient Care Technicians (PCT) at McLaren Northern Michigan, provide support by helping patients with physical functions, obtaining vital…

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  • Boyne Valley Catholic Community services

    The Boyne Valley Catholic Community is offering many opportunities to enrich your prayer life and spirituality beginning November 12 th the Thirty First Week in Ordinary Time Activities during the week that begins November 12th include: Second sacramental preparation session (Sunday, November 12th ) at 5:30 pm at St. Matthew. All adults of the parish are encouraged…

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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.

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  • Boyne Holiday Guide 2017

    Now you can view and download the 2017 Boyne Holiday Guide a week early!
    This 16-page, full-color magazine has information on everything from Thanksgiving and Christmas church services to Earlier Than The Bird, the big Boyne City Holiday Open House, and so much more.

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  • Hayes Township Camp Sea-Gull fundraiser meeting Nov. 8

    Members of the public, the Hayes Township Parks and Recreation Committee and members of the Board of Trustees will be meeting on Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Hayes Township Hall, 09195 Old US 31 N., Charlevoix to discuss fund raising for the Hayes Township Park Camp Sea-Gull. Please consider joining us for a…

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  • #427 Boyne City Gazette Nov. 1

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features news from the Boyne City Commission, a look at this year’s Tribute Award Winners, reminders on the major choices before Boyne voters in the upcoming general election, and an interview with a former local in the political race for Michigan’s next governor. Plus, we have the local police beat, a look at how your state legislators recently voted, the obituary for Ralph Edward Beyer, public notices and classifieds, and tons of community photos. Be sure to check out the two-page special section for the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo & Taste of Boyne … complete with a map of booths. Also, take a look at our sports photos and stories, students of the week, Boyne’s Quiz Bowl winners, and so much more!

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  • PUBLIC NOTICE: Charlevoix County election notices

    PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Public Accuracy Test for the November 7, 2017 Special Election has been scheduled for Wednesday October 25, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. for the City of Charlevoix, Bay, and Hudson Townships and at 4:00 p.m. for Chandler, Evangeline, Eveline, Marion, and South Arm Townships in the Pine Lake…

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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We need God more than ever

    Editor: In the Oct. 11 issue of The Boyne City Gazette, you ask the reader how they would feel if our children were preached about God by a stranger? Well, I certainly approve of the preacher. Who else would preach to them but a stranger? Few parents teach them about God. Even fewer give them…

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  • Boyne City remembers Fr. Francis Partridge

    “When I was in middle school, at the Epiphany, chalk was being handed out after mass. I grabbed a piece and asked Fr. Frank if it had been blessed,” said Matthew Juszczyk, who attended church in Boyne City as a child. “He smiled, performed the sign of the cross over the chalk, and said ‘There, it’s blessed now.’ I still have that little piece of chalk.”
    Deacon Paul Fifer (left) came down from Petoskey to participate in the annual Boyne Falls Polish Festival mass with Father Francis Partridge this past summer. Photo by Chris Faulknor

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  • #426 Boyne City Gazette Oct. 25

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the Boyne City Commission Candidate Forum, co-sponsored by the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce and Boyne City Gazette, a unique look at Fr. Francis Partridge with remembrances of community members, an exclusive story on one property owner’s concerns over the safety of cyclists along a portion of the Boyne City to US-31 non-motorized trail, local opinions on Obamacare and God in the schools, a look at what the Boyne City Police Department has been doing, some important public notices which may affect you, info on upcoming events put on by local churches—including nationally renown illusionist and motivational speaker Tom Coverly, an obituary for Anne Thurston, lots of local business news, our big two-page Home Improvement special section, a big list of upcoming local events, many sports stories and photos, and much much more!

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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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  • #429 Boyne City Gazette Nov. 15

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on Boyne’s Earlier Than The Bird shopping event, some major cases in the local courts, an effort to fix overreaching zoning language, local opinions, a look at the Boyne City Police’s weekly incident reports, The Charlevoix County Veteran of the Month, public notices and classifieds, many photos from the numerous Veterans Day observances around the area, a big list of upcoming events, school and sports news, community briefs and so much more.

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  • Boyne Valley Garden Club Christmas wreath, garland sale

    Once again it’s time to order your holiday wreaths and garland from the Boyne Valley Garden Club. Their beautiful wreaths are handcrafted of Balsam Fir, White Pine & Cedar. Warm up your home or business with one of these wonderfully fragrant traditional symbols of the holiday season. Or share the joy with friends, families, customers…

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  • Veterans Day events around Charlevoix County

    Boyne City Am Legion The Boyne City American Legion Post 228 will observe Veterans Day on Friday Nov. 10, at the post’s home corner of South Lake and Main streets in Boyne City. The post will open at 10:30 a.m. and the ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. The post is observing on Friday to…

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  • PUBLIC NOTICE – Boyne City Commission synopses

    CITY OF BOYNE CITYCITY OF BOYNE CITYCITY COMMISSIONminute synopsisAugust 8, 2017  –  Approved the July 25, 2017 City Commission regular meeting minutes; approved to purchase a 2017 demo Fire Tanker Truck from Toyne in the amount of $197,050.Cindy Grice, City Clerk/Treasurer CITY OF BOYNE CITYCITY COMMISSIONminute synopsisAugust 29, 2017  –  approve the August 8, 2017…

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  • #428 Boyne City Gazette Nov. 8

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features news on another local with political ambitions, info on Veterans Day observances and events around Charlevoix County, an update on the proposed plan to extend city water service in Boyne, a preview of the upcoming historical presentation regarding Boyne City’s founders, so many community photos—from Halloween to the Boyne Business Expo—guest commentary from Sen. Wayne Schmidt and gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer, lots of court news, a look at how your state legislators voted recently, important public notices, our big Health & Welness section, the Charlevoix County College Sports Digest, and so much more!

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  • 2017 Business Expo and Taste of Boyne

    “It’s our biggest business networking event of the year, and it’s the best way to have over 1,000 people see your business,” said Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ashley Cousens. “It’s the equivalent of having 1,000 people walk through your storefront in one evening.”

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  • OBITUARY: Helen Anne Thurston – March 1, 1923 – Oct. 13, 2017

    Helen Anne Thurston, age 94, passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017, in Menomonie, Wisconsin. She was born on March 1, 1923, in Columbus, Ohio, to the late Tracy George Cook and Helen Louise Eisele. Anne graduated from high school in Sylvania, Ohio, in 1941; she enrolled at the Ohio State University in that fall….

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