• NOTICE: Boyne City Commission synopses

    Official finalized Boyne City Commission synopses are published by the Boyne City Gazette as soon as they are received. Here is a batch of synopses from 2018—ranging from March to May. As the city is trying to catch up on the publishing of legally required notices, you can expect another big batch in the Wednesday…

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  • Latest land values report released

    Questions abound in the current land market. Will the negative farm financial situation finally overcome other factors to drive land prices the final leg lower? Will outside influences put more stress on land values or actually support prices? Will regional pockets of stress spill over into the overall land market? Farm and ranch land is…

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  • Charlevoix Montessori to celebrate being a School of Choice

    Northern Michigan students and educators are joining together at 9 a.m. on Monday Jan. 21 to celebrate the progress and learning underway at Charlevoix Montessori Academy for the Arts. School leaders are inviting the community to a kick-off event at the school and to celebrate what it means to be a school of choice. The event…

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  • The truth about fake news

    Here’s an interesting infographic (www.dailyinfographic.com) created by the University of Southern California which offers some insight into the facts and figures regarding fake news.

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  • OPINION: The problem with kids today

    By Chris Faulknor, Publisher I’m watching people become more and more angry with our younger population I’ve heard people call them “snowflakes,” a pejorative term used to indicate the ease by which members of our younger generation are offended. And, I’m not incredibly surprised. We have more people than ever before openly admitting to their…

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  • Boyne City schools sporting events update

    Due to the BCPS School Closing for the remainder of this week due to sickness, here is the BCPS Athletic Update in the schedule of events: Boys and Girls JV Basketball games vs. Elk Rapids are cancelled (Scheduled for HOME GAMES on Thursday 1/17)  There will not be a make up because of such a…

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  • OBITUARY – Betty Arner Shaver, 85

    Betty Arner Shaver passed away unexpectedly in her sleep January 5, 2019 Betty was born in Canada becoming a U.S. citizen at 19.  She attended Boyne City High School and was a first team cheerleader all four years.  She graduated in 1951 and was selected to represent Boyne City to seek the title of National Cherry Queen…

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  • Due to health concerns, Boyne City Schools to close Jan. 16-18

    According to a press statement just now released by Boyne City Public Schools Superintendent Patrick Little, in consultation with the County Health Department and local medical providers, it has been announced that due to increasing illness of students, the BCPS will be closed on Jan. 16, 17, and 18. All programs will be closed on these days…

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  • Legislation would allow Medicare to negotiate drug costs

    U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) announced that he has joined his colleagues to introduce legislation to strengthen the bargaining rights of seniors on the cost of prescription drugs. The legislation permits Medicare to negotiate for lower prices on behalf of over 1.8 million Michiganders eligible for enrollment in Medicare Part D. Currently, Medicare is prohibited from…

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  • GUEST COMMENTARY: Life is just a four-letter word

    By Mitchell Jon MacKay of East Jordan OR 12-LETTER-HYPHENATED AS THE CASE MAY BE, which is nothing other than scatology or an ethnic slur for shock-effect satire. Bodily parts and functions, Schmuck or Chutzpah for instance, express disdain or notability for a socially ostracized person or to emphasize marked approval—or disapproval—of persons, places, things gas-lighted. Linguistically,…

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  • Stabenow legislation would lower Rx prices

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), ranking member on the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health Care, introduced legislation aimed at lowering the cost of prescription drugs. Americans pay—by far—the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs. Already this year, prices on more than 1,000 medications have experienced an average price hike of six percent. “It’s absurd that our…

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  • Whitmer Announces Director of Northern Michigan Office

    Today Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer named former Senate Democratic Leader Mike Prusi as Director of her Northern Michigan office in Marquette. Senator Prusi served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1995-2000 and in the Michigan Senate from 2003-2010, and was elected Senate Democratic Leader in 2008. Prior to his legislative career, Sen. Prusi worked…

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  • Charlevoix County Planning Commission meets Jan. 10

    The Charlevoix County Planning Commission will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday Jan. 10 in the Commissioner Room at the Charlevoix County Building, 203 Antrim St., in Charlevoix. The meeting is open to the public, and all who are interested are invited to attend. The tentative agenda is attached. The meeting packet is available on the…

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  • NCMC free game nights

    North Central Michigan College’s Student and Community Resource Center is offering an event for individuals and families to enjoy board games and fun. Game Night will be held every other Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Iron Horse Café (cafeteria in the Student Center) on the Petoskey campus – January 10 and 24, February 7…

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  • Report on child care in Northern MI

    In Northwest Lower Michigan the cost of child care often exceeds families’ budgets. The average cost of home based care in the region for an infant and a preschooler is nearly $14,000 a year, which is more than the average mortgage payment and similar to tuition costs at an average public university. Subscribers can log…

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