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  • Boyne Police logs May 1-7

    See what the Boyne City Police Department’s officers do in their daily work with this look at their weekly incident reports. Monday, May 1, 2017 0845 Bag of aluminum bats found on E Main St. 1635 Retail Fraud in the 400 block of N lake St 1905 Unlocked t-ball field restrooms 2215 Citizen’s assist in…

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  • #404 Boyne City Gazette May 24

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the rather public protest at Boyne City Family Fare supermarket on Sunday, plus information on the upcoming Breezeway garage sales and Hearse cruise, Ramblers track meet results, a look at the sixth year of the Leadership Charlevoix County program, the latest cops and courts information from around the county, a look at how Charlevoix County’s state legislators voted on new bills recently, classifieds and public notices you won’t want to miss, Memorial Day observance information for Boyne and EJ, a preview of summer events, more photos than you can shake a morel mushroom at, and still so much more!

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  • Waterfront landscaping—many approaches to protecting our lake

    GUEST COMMENTARY BY LAKE CHARLEVOIX ASSOCIATION Over the past several years, a number of articles in our newsletter have emphasized the importance of “Lake Friendly” landscapes along the water’s edge and the incorporation of protective greenbelt areas. One of the main contributors to pollution in our lake is run off entering from waterfront properties carrying…

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  • Boyne City Police logs April 24-30

    See what the Boyne City Police Department’s officers do in their daily work with this look at their weekly incident reports. Monday, April 24 0810 Report of bullet in wall in the 300 block of E Division St. Actually found an old pistol casing on floor. May have been put in thru mail slot 0834…

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  • 2017 guide to summer events in and around Boyne City

    BY CHRIS FAULKNOR, PUBLISHER – See the full 2017 Boyne Summer Guide below There’s a song by some artist out there called “Walking on Sunshine,” or at least that’s the only line I know. I could walk around town all day repeating that line, and I’ll bet nobody would even stop me to scream, “There’s…

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  • Boyne Valley Lions Club turns 50

    Subscribers to the Boyne City Gazette can see the full story and the photo gallery from the big 50th anniversary celebration.
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  • Boyne Police activity April 17-24

    See what the Boyne City Police Department’s officers do in their daily work with this look at their weekly incident reports. Monday, April 17 0117 Report of subject banging on the walls and slamming doors in the 300 block of Silver St. Subject was transported by EMS. 0820 Juvenile complaint in the 900 block of…

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  • Historic Boyne Theater plan revealed

    See the full story on Bergmann’s plans, potential costs (a full breakdown) and hurdles, as well as funding sources and more in the Wednesday May 3 edition of the Boyne City Gazette in print and the e-Gazette.

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  • Help Relay for Life; meeting May 10 at Boyne Eagles

    BY SYRINA DAWSON, CO-CHAIR RELAY FOR LIFE OF ANTRIM AND CHARLEVOIX COUNTIES If you had the ability to create a world with more birthdays, would you do it? This year Antrim and Charlevoix Counties will be holding its annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life to support the fight for a cancer-free world. Relay For…

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  • Charlevoix County College Sports Digest

    This week’s featured Charlevoix County athletes include: Hannah Hoth, Tevin Lamond, Caroline Boss, Molly Jeakle, Kayla Keane, Katie Hybl, Nathaniel Veldboom, Nick Snabes, Tristan Rudolph, Andrew Plude, Nick Plude, Winter Romeyn, Noah Certa, Derek Willis, Annie Fila, and Amber Way.

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  • PHOTO GALLERY: Boyne high school students learn interview skills

    This photo gallery features highlights from last week’s mock and real interview day held at Boyne City High School. The annual event is intended to help youth get ready for the transition from school to work. While some local business owners offered mock interviews to help the students practice, some businesses were on hand to…

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  • Boyne City community cleanup Saturday May 6

    The community is invited to “Buff Up” Boyne from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday May 6. This annual community clean-up event will start in Sunset Park, downtown Boyne City. A hot dog cookout will round out the morning, courtesy of Todd Meier and the Dearborn Brand Sausage Company and the Boyne Valley Lions Club….

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  • Boyne Open Space park could cost locals $1.7 million

    BY CHRIS FAULKNOR AND BENJAMIN J. GOHS How much will it cost, who will pay for it, and who even wants it? Boyne City residents, business owners and other stakeholders are being asked to opine on the 475 North Lake St. property. “Our goal here is to brainstorm and hear your thoughts,” said Boyne City…

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  • #400 Boyne City Gazette April 26

    Our staff is excited to bring you our 400th issue!
    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the 475 North Lake St. Boyne Open Space property—with a special exclusive look at the walking tour which preceded last week’s meeting in city commission chambers, there are also stories on the upcoming annual Buff Up Boyne community cleanup event, an industrial arts competition being hosted at Boyne City High School, an opening day parade and celebration for the Boyne Little League which turns 60 this year, photos from the Eagles Club’s 1950s dance, our big three-page spring sports section with stories, team photos and the spring sports lineup, photos from Boyne City High School’s interview day, info on a special lunch program which brings local produce to area schools, public notices and classifieds, plenty of events listings, students of the week, and so much more!

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  • Boyne commission approves Macksey rezone

    BY BENJAMIN J. GOHS, EDITOR With a mix of support and opposition from city residents, Boyne developer Ted Macksey’s 30-acre property rezone request has survived yet another municipal test. The Boyne City Commission voted 4-1 at its Tuesday April 11 meeting to approve the rezone request. “He (Macksey) does own the property and we do…

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  • Boyne City High School People’s Choice Awards winners for 2017

    BY CHRIS FAULKNOR, PUBLISHER The 2017 Boyne City High School People’s Choice Awards honored over two dozen students this year on April 5 at Boyne City High School. This 3,000-word article offers the most in-depth coverage of this year’s awards that you will find anywhere. Each of the nearly thirty winners from Boyne City High…

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  • Charlevoix County clerk filings and court cases

    District Court The following cases were recently heard in Charlevoix’s 90th District Court: Frederick Dee Shorty, 29 of Charlevoix, malicious destruction of property $200-$1,000. To serve 365 days in jail with credit for three days served, five days community service work in lieu of jail time, 357 days held in abeyance. To be placed on…

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  • Boyne City versus Flushing in Quiz Central semifinal

    Winner will advance to final match up for season grand championship Flushing High School squares off against Boyne City Wednesday evening in the second WCMU Quiz Central semifinal game. The game airs at 7:30 p.m. on WCMU Public Television. The winning team will advance to play Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart for the season grand championship…

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  • How Charlevoix County’s state legislators voted

    House and Senate sessions were shortened last week due to the death of Rep. John Kivela from Marquette. This report includes some Senate budget votes and amendments from the previous week. • Senate Bill 135, Senate version, 2017-18 Health and Human Services: Passed 25 to 13 in the Senate – The Senate version of the…

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  • #403 Boyne City Gazette May 17

    Happy 57th National Morel Mushroom Festival! This week’s Boyne City Gazette features the full events listings for the mushroom fest in addition to stories on the upcoming Boyne County Community Center fundraiser show, a look at the Boyne City Commission’s most recent meeting wherein city officials discussed the Boyne Valley Trail, new voting equipment, a…

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  • Boyne Ride of Silence May 17

    On 17 May Boyne Area Cyclists will gather at Veterans Park, in Boyne City, at 6:45 for a Seven O’clock departure to Advance, and back to the park. Join us for this interesting ride.

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  • #402 Boyne City Gazette May 10

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features the annual spring Boyne Kiwanis Eddie Essay contest results along with all the winning essays and many photos of the event, coverage of the Boyne Valley Lions Club’s 50th anniversary celebration, information on Charlevoix County’s two new assistant prosecutors, a local pilot about to receive a major award, the latest look at Boyne City Police Department activity, a peek at the 2017 Boyne Summer events guide, lots of local health news and tips to keep you in tiptop shape, the students of the week, important public notices you should see, so many community photos, and much more!

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  • Five vie for three Boyne City Commission seats

    With two incumbents having opted not to run for another term, there will be some new faces on the Boyne City Commission come fall. The five candidates running for the seats of Boyne City Commissioners Ron Grunch, Laura Sansom, and Delbert “Gene” Towne are Grunch, Chad Culver, Sally Page, Andy Smith, and Dean Solomon.  …

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  • Obituary: Betty Lou Pettis March 26, 1932 – April 23, 2017

    Betty Lou Pettis went to be with the Lord surrounded by her family, Sunday, April 23, 2017, at Boulder Park, Charlevoix, MI. Betty was born March 26, 1932 to parents Roscoe and Bertha (Fraley) Howard in Chandler Township, Boyne Falls, MI. Betty grew up in Chandler, attended local schools and graduated from Petoskey High School…

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  • #401 Boyne City Gazette May 1

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the future of the historic Boyne Theater, Relay for Life, the political race for the Boyne City Commission, Charlevoix County Republicans’ Lincoln Day Dinner, our College Sports Digest, Boyne students and their quest to win the Quiz Central competition, and many photos of community events including the open house at Concord Academy Boyne, the Charlevoix Area Humane Society’s fundraiser auction, the Little League opening day celebration, student choir and more, plus information about Buff Up Boyne, the obituary for Betty Lou Pettis, help wanted and other classifieds, letters to the editor and so much more!

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  • Taking stock on the Boyne City Gazette 400th newspaper

    Good God, it’s issue number 400. I’ve been thinking all day about a more eloquent way to put it, but all I can say is “good God.” We’ve sweated bullets 400 times on our print deadline. We’ve proofed and proofed (and proofed) 400 issues. We’ve made the same delivery rounds to stores 400 times. It…

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  • Boyne City 2017-2018 municipal budget notice

    Budget Notice CITY OF BOYNE CITY RESOLUTION OF ADOPTION NO. 2017-04-024 GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT For 2017 / 2018 (1 May 2017 – 30 April 2018) Section 1. The funds necessary to defray the operating expenses and long-term debt obligations of the City of Boyne City and the estimated revenues by source for the Fiscal Year…

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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. Hankins All-American A very small fraction of one percent of athletes are named All-American in their…

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  • Boyne Police activity April 3-9

    See what the Boyne City Police Department’s officers do in their daily work with this look at their weekly incident reports. Monday, April 3, 2017 0015 Report of possibly suicidal subject in the 100 block of N. Park St. Located subject. Not suicidal. 1025 Burn permit issued in the 400 block of E Lincoln 1231…

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  • #399 Boyne City Gazette April 19

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features the latest installment of our College Sports Digest, stories on a local graduate who has gone on to manage operations for an international engineering firm, the latest on the Macksey housing project, some local opinions and facts on the Affordable Health Care Act—also known as Obamacare, information on a…

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