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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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    Boyne City Commission meeting highlights

    The Boyne City Commission met last week for its regular bi-monthly meeting to discuss and decide a number of business items. Following are highlights of the Tuesday Sept. 11 meeting.    

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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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    Steps to safeguard your property during Boyne City sewer cleaning project

    The Boyne City sewer cleaning and inspection program is scheduled to begin this week. Boyne City has received a sizable grant from the MDEQ to complete Asset Management Plans for the City’s sanitary and storm sewer collection systems. This will include the cleaning and televising of large portions of the City’s sewer systems. The main…

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Labor Day deals and fun facts

    With summer winding down and back-to-school season in full swing, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released two reports to celebrate the holiday weekend. WalletHub’s Best Labor Day Deals & Sales report gives shoppers a roadmap to savings. Its Labor Day Fun Facts report helps to educate and entertain consumers with stats on all aspects of the holiday—from hotdogs and…

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  • Dealing with anger in Asperger’s relationship

    “Dealing with Anger in an Asperger’s/Neurotypical Relationship” topic at meeting for neurotypical spouses Anger is a major obstacle for people with Asperger’s Syndrome and their partners. The partner with Asperger’s often struggles with managing emotions that agitate and frustrate them, so these feelings may come out as emotional outbursts or meltdowns. For the neurotypical partner, anger…

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  • Boyne City Drag Races Sunday

    If you love fast cars, trucks and motorcycles, you won’t want to miss the Boyne City Labor Day Drag Race event on Sunday Sept. 2. The gates will open for registration at 8:30 a.m. and a driver meeting is at 11:45 a.m. Racing noon – 5 p.m. The action will take place at the Boyne…

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  • Sen. Peters questions sudden increases in federal spending

    U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Rand Paul (R-KY) sent letters to the chief financial officers of 13 federal agencies Tuesday raising concerns about potentially wasteful spending in the final weeks before the end of the fiscal year. According to one report, federal agencies spent more than $11 billion during the…

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  • Charlevoix County courts and clerks info

    The latest in Charlevoix County courts news includes information from district and circuit courts, and Charlevoix County Clerk information regarding marriage licenses, divorces, and filings of assumed names for businesses as they appear in the Wednesday Aug. 29 edition of the Boyne City Gazette.

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  • LETTERS – Boyne Falls Village Council should be repsected

    [2nd in series] Editor: This letter is in response to a previous incendiary entry in your newspaper written by Marilyn Cousineau of Boyne Falls, which was based on her subjectively biased opinions. She grossly exaggerated and perpetuated negative and inaccurate gossip concerning the Boyne Falls Village Council without giving all the facts.    

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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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  • #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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Water abuse protest in Mackinaw City Sept. 1

    A ‘Pipe Out Paddle Flotilla Protest” and a press conference will launch a weekend of festivities and protests this Friday and Saturday at the Straits of Mackinac and surrounding communities. Alleged abuse of water resources around the state, from the Nestle Corporation activities in Evart, to the Enbridge Line 5 in the straits will be…

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  • Michigan lifts traffic restrictions for Labor Day weekend

    This Labor Day holiday weekend, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is removing lane restrictions on about two-thirds of its road and bridge projects statewide to ease traffic delays for holiday travelers. AAA Michigan estimates more than 1 million people from Michigan are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home during the Labor…

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  • Michigan Libertarians nominate candidates

    Delegates to the Libertarian Party of Michigan State Convention nominated their statewide candidates for public office on Saturday Aug. 25 in Romulus. The most high profile nomination, that of Lieutenant Governor, went to attorney and businesswoman Angelique Chaiser Thomas of Lake Orion. She will join the ticket of gubernatorial candidate Bill Gelineau who won the…

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  • LETTERS – Boyne Falls Council rebuttal rebuttal

    [3rd in series] Editor: I would like to respond to Marcelle Litt’s letter to the editor. You are correct in saying that I am a hypocrite for not attending the meetings over the years since I left my position as Village Clerk to become the County Treasurer. I did attend one meeting since leaving and…

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