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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…

  • Michigan Secretary of State candidate Jocelyn Benson to visit Northern Michigan

    Jocelyn Benson Taking Secretary of State Campaign to Northern Michigan Thursday Benson will outline her 30-Minute Guarantee and plans for election security, better service, holding down fees Democratic Secretary of State (SOS) candidate Jocelyn Benson is heading to Northern Michigan on Thursday to talk about her plan to keep Michigan’s elections secure, hold down fees and end…

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  • PUBLIC NOTICE: Boyne City Commission meeting synopses

    CITY OF BOYNE CITY CITY OF BOYNE CITY CITY COMMISSION minute synopsis May 9, 2017  – Approved the April 25, 2017 City Commission regular meeting minutes; Approved the recommendation from the Zoning Board of Appeals to reappoint Pat Kubesh to the Zoning Board of Appeals to expire on September 1, 2019; Approved the recommendation from the…

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  • PUBLIC NOTICE: Charlevoix County Planning Commission Public Hearing

    Charlevoix County Planning Commission Notice of Public Hearing The Charlevoix County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to accept public comment on the Draft Charlevoix County Future Land Use Plan on Thursday November 2, 2017 at 7:15 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Room at the Charlevoix County Building, 203 Antrim Street, Charlevoix, Michigan 49720. Both written…

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  • #425 Boyne City Gazette Oct. 18

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the State of the Community luncheon, this month’s Boyne City Public Schools Board of Education meeting, a preview of the public hearing on potential changes to Hayes Township’s zoning ordinance, a reminder about this week’s Boyne City Commission Candidate Forum, feature stories and photos on numerous items of local interest—from new teachers at Concord Academy Boyne and the Charlevoix County Veteran of the Month, to the big list of local Halloween events and great specials for Boyne City’s Fall Restaurant Week which continues through Sunday. Plus, don’t miss our public notices and classifieds, huge events listing section, sports stories and pictures, and so much more!

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  • MICHIGAN: Local officials say fiscal recovery mixed, but positive

    Overall, the fiscal health of Michigan’s local governments appears to have improved slightly since last year, according to a new survey by University of Michigan researchers. Across the state, 35 percent of the local government leaders surveyed say they’re better able to meet their fiscal needs now than they were last year. That’s up from…

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  • Petoskey temple to host Yale Strom and Hot Pstromi

    Temple to host klezmer musical concert to bridge Interfaith Jewish and Christian Eastern European and Balkan culture International violinist powerhouse Yale Strom and his super group Hot Pstromi will present a high octane energy concert of klezmer, Finnish, Middle Eastern, Roma and Sephardic melodies on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm, at Temple B’nai…

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  • Join McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation for breast cancer awareness

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and local businesses and individuals can join the fight against breast cancer simply by partnering with the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation. Thanks to generous donors, the Foundation is able to help provide life-saving mammograms, biopsies, and follow-up ultrasounds to women in northern Michigan who are unable to afford them. “The…

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  • Affordable Health Screenings coming to Boyne City Oct. 27

    Residents living in and around the Boyne City, Michigan can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. First Presbyterian Church will host this community event on Oct. 27. The site is located at 401 S Park St. in Boyne City. Screenings…

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  • Charlevoix County courts cases and clerk filings

    The latest information on court cases and filings in the courts and clerk office of Charlevoix County. District Court The following cases were recently heard in Charlevoix’s 90th District Court: Dawn Leslie Rhodes, 61 of California, impaired driving. To serve 93 days in jail with credit for one day served, 92 days held in abeyance. To be placed…

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  • Four new plots of land donated to Little Traverse Conservancy

    On August 5, a small group of family members and friends gathered for the dedications of four new nature preserves recently donated to LTC from the Reycraft/Meijer/Litzenburger families. Two preserves, Reycraft-Meijer North (14 acres) and Reycraft-Meijer South (42 acres), are found near the shores of Walloon Lake along Indian Garden Road. The other two preserves, Gow Litzenburger East (80 acres) and Gow Litzenburger West (20 acres), lie along Bear River Road. The Conservancy holds enormous gratitude for these permanent gifts of land that can now be enjoyed by all.

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  • #424 Boyne City Gazette Oct. 11

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the latest concerning the new Boyne City museum, a detailed look at next year’s county budget, info on Boyne Restaurant Week, how to reserve a booth for the Boyne Business Expo & Taste of Boyne, a couple of interesting guest commentaries, cops and courts, a reminder about the big Boyne City Commission candidate forum coming up on Oct. 18, an obituary for Emily Chmielewski, plus lots of business news, important public notices, classifieds, photos from all sorts of community events … including Charlevoix Business Breakfast, Boyne Homecoming, and our monthly Health & Wellness section packed with stories on balance, breast cancer awareness, affordable health screenings, flu shots, osteoporosis, balance and more!

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  • PUBLIC NOTICE: Charlevoix County Board, Sept. 27

    CHARLEVOIX COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SYNOPSIS September 27, 2017 The Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners met in the Charlevoix County Commissioners Room on September 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Commissioner Christensen was absent. Motion approved the agenda as presented. Motion approved the consent agenda as presented. Motion approved Resolution #17-084, Grandvue Operating Transfer. A Public Hearing on…

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  • Boyne City Police incident reports Sept. 18-24

    See what the Boyne City Police Department’s officers do in their daily work with this look at their weekly incident reports. Monday, September 18, 2017 0846 MDOP to vehicle in the 300 block of Silver St 0917 Patrol car backed into while on traffic stop in the 400 block of N Lake St. 0940 Driving complaint on…

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  • Avalanche Preserve park improvements on agenda for Oct. 11 meeting

    The “Friends of Avalanche” will meet Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 6 p.m. at the Avalanche warming house. All those interested in Boyne City’s Avalanche Preserve are invited to attend. Topics for the meeting include discussion of possible improvements to the base area of the park. There will also be an update on the mountain bike…

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  • McLaren Northern Michigan needle drop-offs

    McLaren Northern Michigan is hosting free needle drop-offs in Cheboygan, Gaylord, and Petoskey. Gaylord Needle Drop-off When: Friday, October 13, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Location: Karmanos Cancer Institute of McLaren Northern Michigan 918 North Center Avenue, Gaylord Cheboygan Needle Drop-off When: Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Location: McLaren Northern…

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  • Tip of Mitt fundraisers hosted at five Boyne City restaurants

    Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council has partnered with five dining locations in Boyne City to help promote clean water—a common ingredient in all great food and drink. The following locations will donate a percentage of sales to help support the Watershed Council’s programming from 6-10 p.m. on these dates: Oct. 6 – Boyne City Taproom, 220 S…

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  • Boyne City fall leaf pickup schedule

    Citywide – Oct. 16 through Nov. 10, Mondays and Fridays only The City will pick up leaves during the scheduled dates only. After the scheduled date, citizens wills be responsible for their own leaves. Please set bagged leaves curbside any time after the first day of pickup, in biodegradable paper bags. City crews will pick up bags as…

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  • Green Light East Jordan business model competition finalists

    Organizers of Green Light East Jordan announced the finalists for the business model competition scheduled for Wednesday Oct. 11, at Castle Farms in Charlevoix. Returning for a third year, Green Light East Jordan gives new businesses and prospective entrepreneurs an opportunity to compete for monetary prizes that are intended to assist in starting or furthering…

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  • PUBLIC NOTICE: Charlevoix County Board synopsis

    CHARLEVOIX COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SYNOPSIS October 11, 2017 The Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners met in the Charlevoix County Commissioners Room on October 11, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. Five Commissioners were present. Excused: Commissioner Joel Evans. Motion approved the agenda as amended, tabling purchase agreement. Motion approved the consent agenda as presented. Motion approved Resolution #17-097,…

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  • PUBLIC NOTICE: 257-foot tower proposed for Boyne Falls

    Public Notice Tillman Infrastructure, LLC is proposing to build a 257-foot self support tower (280-ft w/appurtenances) located at 5662 US Highway 131, Boyne Falls, MI 49713. Structure coordinates are: (N 45-06-34.93/ 84-53-12.83). The tower is anticipated to have FAA Style E (dual medium intensity) lighting. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Antenna Structure Registration (ASR Form…

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  • CHARLEVOIX COUNTY – Public hearing on Hayes Township zoning ordinance

    The Hayes Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to the Hayes Township Zoning Ordinance beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday Oct. 24, at the Hayes Township Hall, located at 091954 Old US-31 North, in Charlevoix. The subject Zoning Ordinance amendments are as follows: 1. Article III – Amendment to Section…

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  • Illusionist Tom Coverly hosted by Walloon Lake and East Jordan Community Churches

    Walloon Lake and East Jordan Community Church to host professional comedian, illusionist and motivational speaker, Tom Coverly. Tom Coverly is the most requested motivational entertainer in the U.S., and has entertained celebrities like Jep & Jessica Robertson from “Duck Dynasty,” Amber Montana from “Haunted Hathaway,” and the entire cast and producers from the hit movie…

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  • PETOSKEY: Odawa ribbon-cutting for Victories Square development

    Odawa Economic Development Management, Inc. in conjunction with Geodetic North Investors, LLC (GNI) announce the ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday October 26, 2017 at 1:00 pm for Victories Square in Petoskey. Victories Square represents a unique partnership between OEDMI and GNI through a company that is 51% owned by OEDMI and organized under the laws of the…

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  • Baby Boomer Comedy Show in Petoskey benefits Char-Em United Way

    Do you like clean, family-friendly comedy? Join Char-Em United Way October 14th at 6:30pm for the Baby Boomer Comedy show in the Petoskey Middle School auditorium. Clean comedy for people born before seat belts, safety helmets, and Facebook! Kent Rader and Jan McInnis are both baby boomers who have spent the past 20 years performing…

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  • Boyne Monday Study Club welcomes guest speaker Mayor Tom Neidhamer

    The Monday Study Club of Boyne City will meet on Monday Oct. 16, at 1:30 p.m. in the Boyne City District Library Community Room. Our featured speaker is the current Mayor of Boyne City, Tom Neidhamer, who will provide an update on community plans and activities. Following the meeting, an opportunity to tour the new City Hall complex will be…

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  • PUBLIC NOTICE: Boyne City Commission meeting synopses

    CITY OF BOYNE CITY CITY COMMISSION minute synopsis March 14, 2017 – Approved the February 28, 2016 City Commission regular meeting; Approved the contract with Root Mechanical in the amount of $5,905 to rebuild the Wastewater plant’s failed backwash pump; Approved the recommendation of the Parks & Recreation Commission to appoint Tom Smith to fill…

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  • Boyne Police incident reports Sept 25 – Oct. 1

    See what the Boyne City Police Department’s officers do in their daily work with this look at their weekly incident reports. Monday, September 25, 2017 0701 Bomb Threat in the High School 0907 Suspicious activity in the 1300 block of Boyne Av 1231 Vehicle unlock in the 100 block of S Lake St 1423 Subject at PD…

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  • Boyne Restaurant Week returns with tasty specials Oct. 16-22

    Locals and visitors alike have the chance to try new restaurants and food products from 20 participating businesses Oct. 16-22 in celebration of Boyne Appétit! Restaurant Week. Boyne area businesses are preparing amazing menu specials and offers to be featured for one week only. “This is the fourth Restaurant Week that we have offered since Boyne…

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  • Charlevoix County approves $15 million budget for 2018

    BY BENJAMIN J. GOHS, EDITOR The Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners recently approved the 2018 county budget of $15,093,922—an increase from last year of 1.51 percent. A public hearing was held on the proposed budget on Wednesday Sept. 27, wherein the revenue and appropriation projections were presented. “I’m pretty proud of Charlevoix County—our clerk, treasurer,…

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  • Boyne City works because Boyne City works together

    “Boyne City works because Boyne City works together,” said Boyne City Manager Michael Cain at the 2009 State of the Community Breakfast.
    Now, eight years later, on the eve of this year’s State of the Community luncheon, the Boyne City Gazette asked you what makes this place so special.

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  • PUBLIC NOTICE: Notice of Election in Charlevoix County

    ELECTION NOTICE NOTICE OF GENERAL CITY ELECTION TO THE ELECTORS OF THE FOLLOWING CITIES/TOWNSHIPS CHARLEVOIX COUNTY, MICHIGAN TO BE HELD NOVEMBER 7, 2017 To the qualified electors of the following Cities/Townships notice is hereby given that a General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, for the purpose of electing officials for the…

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  • Post Office soon to release #HockeyStamps

    Today, the U.S. Postal Service and Canada Post previewed The History of Hockey stamps that will be dedicated Oct. 20 and available nationwide that day. Postmaster General and CEO Megan Brennan will be joined by Canada Post President and CEO Deepak Chopra for the 11 a.m. ET ceremony at Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena Belfor Training Center. The event is free and…

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  • #423 Boyne City Gazette Oct. 4

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features an update on the incident at Boyne City High School last week, plus stories on many upcoming events, plenty of community photos, a major award is being offered in connection with a shooting, a public meeting on the planning for Boyne City’s museum is coming up, lots of public notices—some of which may affect you, plus a look at what residents and visitors say makes Boyne City so special, info on how you can see renowned Biblical speaker Ken Ham give a local talk, classifieds and investing tips, important business news, a fun look at October’s wacky holidays, the first Charlevoix County College Sports Digest of the year, and a whole lot more.

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  • Coffee with Boyne schools super’ Pat Little

    Meet with Boyne City Public Schools Superintendent Pat Little from 8-9 a.m. the first Friday of the month for casual conversation about the school topic of your choice. Stop in for a quick cup or stay for the entire hour. These chat sessions will be held at different locations around the community throughout the year….

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  • Boyne museum design presentation Oct. 4

    The public is invited to a presentation by Joe Hines of Project Arts & Ideas of Phase I of the design for the new historical museum at 7 p.m. on Wednesday Oct. 4 at the new Boyne City Hall commission chambers. Refreshments will be served. Read the most recent story on the museum project below: Boyne City…

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  • MI News 26 looks to launch Northern Michigan based national news station

    “In recent years, we’ve heard more and more complaints about existing 24/7 national news channels,” explained Eric Wotila, Owner of MI News 26 and the driving force behind LNN, “At the same time, we’ve received constant compliments about the straight-to the-facts, no-nonsense and commentary-free local news coverage we provide on MI News 26. So, we thought, ‘Why not take this model national?’”

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  • PUBLIC NOTICE: Boyne City Commission meeting synopses

    Editor’s note: This batch of back Boyne City Commission notices, dating from July 2o16 to December 2016, are now being published—as required by law—because they were only recently received by the Boyne City Gazette. CITY OF BOYNE CITY CITY COMMISSION minute synopsis July 26, 2016 – Approval of the June 28, 2016 City Commission regular…

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  • Northern Michigan needs blood donations

    Red Cross urges donors of all blood types to help maintain a diverse supply The American Red Cross urges eligible donors of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a diverse blood supply for patients in need. Some blood types are unique to certain racial and ethnic groups, so a diverse blood…

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