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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…

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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.  

Movie Mondays at CTAC

Who is Frank Gehry, and what makes the rule-breaking architect tick? That’s what Sydney Pollack, filmmaker and friend of Gehry, aims to discover in this documentary.    

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  • US-31 resurfacing starts Sept. 4 in Elk Rapids

    US-31 resurfacing in Elk Rapids starts Sept. 4. The project is expected to begin Tuesday Sept. 4 and be completed Friday Sept. 28. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest $240,000 to resurface 2.2 miles of US-31 from south of Sunset Shores Drive to the Elk River Bridge in Elk Rapids. Project map: https://bit.ly/2MxIP9l   TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS: This…

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  • More Michigan drug deaths in 2017 than by traffic, firearms combined

    A recent report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed in 2017 drug overdoses were responsible for the deaths of 2,662 Michiganders, more than the number of traffic and firearm deaths combined. The overdose deaths represent an 82 percent increase over five years and an eight percent jump from 2016. “The CDC’s…

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  • Boyne Falls Village Council meeting audio

    The Village of Boyne Falls held another explosive and contentious meeting as arguments erupted among members of the public as well as some on the village council on Tuesday Aug. 14. Subscribers can log in to listen to the full meeting recording. Or, pick up this week’s Boyne City Gazette to read the full story.

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  • Great Lakes Energy director election results

    Three Incumbents Re-elected Incumbents Paul Schemanski of Petoskey, Mark Carson of Boyne City and Paul Byl of Shelby were re-elected by Great Lakes Energy members in their district to three-year terms on the electric cooperative’s board of directors. Carson and Byl each defeated challengers in their district to earn a position on the board. Schemanski, …

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  • Low-income students apply for free college tuition by Aug. 31

    Time is running out for eligible individuals from the Class of 2018 who have graduated with a high school diploma or equivalent to claim their Tuition Incentive Program benefits, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. The grant program – commonly referred to as TIP – encourages eligible Medicaid recipients to complete high school by providing college…

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  • OBITUARY – Samuel Benjamin Myers

    Samuel Benjamin Myers, 9 years old, died on August 9, 2018. Samuel was born on August 11, 2008 in Petoskey, Michigan, the son of Sharon (Bearss) and Brad Myers. He had recently completed the 4th grade at St. Francis Xavier Catholic School. Samuel was a member of the Eagles and The Charge soccer teams. He…

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  • New text alerts sign-up for Mackinac Bridge walk

    For the second time, Mackinac County 911/Emergency Management and the Mackinac Bridge Authority are offering text updates for this year’s Annual Bridge Walk. Mackinac County 911, using its RAVE Alert System, will send updates and information from the MBA to users’ cell phones now through Labor Day. Alerts will focus on event schedule reminders, traffic…

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  • Benson to address county clerks, attend town hall in Traverse City today

    Jocelyn Benson, Democratic candidate for Michigan Secretary of State, will be in Traverse City Tuesday, August 21 where she will address the Michigan Association of County Clerks and participate in a town hall with Dan O’Neil, Democratic candidate for the 104th State House District. Benson’s schedule is as follows: 11 a.m. – Michigan Association of County Clerks, Park Place Hotel, 300 E. State St., Traverse City Noon – Benson press avail…

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  • #469 Boyne City Gazette Aug. 22

    Now in our 10th year!
    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the Village of Boyne Falls Council, Boyne City Commission, BCPS Board of Ed, cops and courts, local opinion, lots of pictures and upcoming events info, and so much more!

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  • Echocardiography On Wheels ribbon-cutting in Boyne City

    On Thursday Aug. 16, help welcome a new business to town and a new member to the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce. The ribbon-cutting for Echocardiography on Wheels will take place at 5:30 p.m. in its new office space at 120 Water St. in downtown Boyne City. For more details on this company, go online…

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  • OPINION – Michigan must do more to fight cancer

    SUBMITTED BY THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Michigan is falling short when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer according to the latest edition of How Do You Measure Up? A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality. “This report shows…

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  • Majority of Michigan voters support road millages

    Ninety-six percent of the total 168 road millages on the Tuesday Aug. 7 Primary Election ballot were met with a “yes” vote from Michigan residents yesterday, according to the County Road Association of Michigan. Of the 13 county-wide road millages on yesterday’s ballot, 11 were renewals and two were proposed new or additional millages.  One hundred percent of…

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  • Over $149 million in environmental program bonds sold

    State Treasurer Nick Khouri today announced that the state of Michigan successfully sold more than $149 million in General Obligation Environmental Program bonds. The sale came with strong investor interest as 10 underwriters submitted competitive bids to purchase $149.2 million in tax-exempt bonds with maturities ranging from 2027 to 2033. Bank of America Merrill Lynch…

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  • Morgan write-in effort succeeds; moves on to November election

    Matt Morgan, Democratic candidate for Congress in Michigan’s 1st, will represent Democrats on the ballot in November’s general election after an incredibly strong showing in Tuesday’s primary ballot. Unofficial vote counts from 15 counties in the 32-county district indicate there were 15,000-plus write-in votes cast in the Democratic race for Congress; Morgan is the only…

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  • #467 Boyne City Gazette Aug. 8

    Senior picnic and health expo, Sidewalk Sales, Pirate Fest, non-motorized trail, Court of Appeals opines on local drunken road rage case. Plus, local opinion, police news, business and classifieds, tons of local photos and so much more!

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  • OPINION: The not-so-new age of news

    GUEST COMMENTARY BY MITCH MACKAY OF EAST JORDAN THOUGH A BIT MORE REVEALING LATELY, TV news is scripted, predictable, choreographed, dignified, responsible, truthful, and sure, fair and balanced. Rush Limbaugh is given credit for undermining that in radio but it started long ago with broadsides, newsreels, tabloids and similar moving and stationary presentations. With Rush…

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  • U-M students provide free dental care to special needs campers

    Every summer, the campers at Bay Cliff Health Camp gather on the grounds in picturesque Big Bay in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, taking turns around the flagpole, exploring the water and nature—and climbing in the dental exam chair. For three weeks, the kids and students from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry spend…

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  • Provisions supporting Michigan military Ops, Manf., research approved

    The U.S. Senate this week passed major defense legislation that includes provisions authored by U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) to support Michigan’s growing defense industry and bolster America’s military readiness. The final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which sets Department of Defense (DoD) policy for Fiscal Year 2019, now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into…

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  • Michigan’s plan to bring broadband access to entire state

    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, joined recently by state technology and business leaders at Escanaba High School, unveiled a plan to provide universal access to high-speed internet for every Michigan resident, business, region and community. The Michigan Broadband Roadmap sets the path for improving access and adoption of broadband throughout the state. “As technology continues to…

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  • Fort Mackinac’s role in Civil War explored Aug. 24-25

    Fort Mackinac will host a special event over the weekend of August 24-25, focusing on the Civil War. The Multi-Lakes Association for Civil War Studies will be participating in daily programming at Fort Mackinac throughout the course of the weekend, with live demonstrations on the hour. The interpretive staff of Fort Mackinac will also be…

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  • OBITUARY – Nancy Ann (Ewigleben) Boulanger

    Nancy Ann (Ewigleben) Boulanger, 77, of Midland, passed away August 16, 2018 at her home in Midland, Michigan. She was born in Lansing, Michigan on January 11, 1941, a second child to the late Albert and Freeda (Ruger) Ewigleben and older brother, Robert. The Ewigleben family had a summer home in Beulah, Michigan. It is…

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  • Boyne City Commission highlights

    The Boyne City Commission met to discuss and decide upon a number of business items—including the water main project, assessing services, water pump repairs, and a rezone request—at its Tuesday Aug. 14 regular meeting. Following are the discussion highlights and decisions made. Boyne City Commissioner Sally Page was excused absent.    

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  • Sen. Peters speaks at Traverse City hearing on Line 5, Great Lakes

    U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security, Monday convened a Senate Commerce Committee field hearing in Traverse City on Line 5 and the importance of protecting the Great Lakes for future generations. “After the most expensive pipeline break in history on land…

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  • Munson’s Community Health Heroes 2018

    Seven Munson Healthcare hospitals have named Community Health Heroes for 2018. These awards recognize the efforts of individuals and organizations in the Northern Michigan region who are positively making a difference in the health of their communities and addressing their area’s needs.

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  • Blood drives in Boyne Falls, Boyne City, Petoskey

    As summer winds down, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give blood now and help end an emergency summer blood shortage that began last month. A critical need remains as many regular donors delay giving to take final summer vacations and prepare for school to start. To ensure livesaving treatments remain available for patients…

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  • OBITUARY – Tracy Erwin LaCroix Aug. 5, 1930 – Aug. 2, 2018

    Tracy Erwin LaCroix, of Advance and Livonia, MI died at his Livonia home, surrounded by his family on August 2nd, 2018. He was 88 years old. Tracy Erwin is survived by his loving wife Carroll (Perry) LaCroix of 64 years; children, Tracy LaCroix (Anna Houghton), and Laura Blumberg (James); grandchildren, Krista and Jenika Blumberg; sisters-in-law,…

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  • City officials discuss goal-setting findings

    Ultimately, the main priorities identified by the commission included remaining financially viable, communicating with the public, looking at the availability of housing, keeping the quality of water high, the local economy, jobs, and the city’s parks and recreation offerings.

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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR – PirateFest a success

    Editor: Thank-you for making a ten year dream come true! I have peddled the idea of a pirate festival to chambers of commerce, downtown committees, and resorts from Mackinaw to Traverse. I am thrilled that Boyne City, where my career literally began 32 years ago, became the home of this event! The day my long…

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  • Sen. Peters to meet constituents Saturday in Traverse City

    U.S. Senator Gary Peters will hold a community meeting in Traverse City on Saturday Aug. 18 to provide an additional opportunity to hear from constituents. The meeting is open to the public, and staff from Senator Peters’ office will be available to meet with constituents who need help dealing with federal programs and agencies such as…

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  • 10 ways to help special needs students heading back to school

    Heading back to the classroom this fall is exciting, but it can also be a challenging time for families of children with special needs. The Episcopal Center for Children (ECC), a nonprofit organization serving children coping with special needs ages 5-14 in the Washington, DC area since 1895, offers tips to help: Tip #1 –…

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  • Peters tour visits Charlevoix; next stop Traverse City

    U.S. Senator Gary Peters began Day Three of his #RideMI Motorcycle Tour with a visit to the University of Michigan’s Biological Station (UMBS) in Pellston to view their cutting-edge environmental research on issues like climate change, endangered species, and river and wetland restoration. “Michiganders are fortunate to be surrounded by an abundance of natural resources,…

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  • Sen. Schmidt to visit Petoskey, Charlevoix

    37th District Michigan State Sen. Wayne Schmidt (R-Traverse City) will hold coffee hours with constituents throughout the 37th Senate District during the month of August. The senator will be available to answer questions and provide information and assistance, as well as take suggestions on issues affecting communities and businesses in the district. No appointment is necessary….

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  • Michigan appeals court hears Boyne drunken road rage case

    The Michigan State Court of Appeals recently opined on a local drunken road rage incident that resulted in a vehicle rollover and personal injury. In a July 24 written opinion by court of appeals justices, a lawsuit between plaintiffs Joseph and Julie Beattie versus defendant entities Cincinnati Insurance Company, BC Lanes, and James Joseph Anderson…

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  • OPINION – What’s going on around here?

    BY MITCH MACKAY OF EAST JORDAN The peripatetic garden of Aristotle focused on spreading the word and the word back then was anagnorisis, making known what’s going on around here. Everybody’s full of it. Nobody really knows what s/he’s doing. Or they’re doing in-vernacularly. Let’s say they don’t know what they’re doing. I’m not targeted by the NKVD, KGB…

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  • MI Sen. Peters motorcycle tour will visit Charlevoix

    U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) has announced his third annual #RideMI Motorcycle Tour that will take him through the Bay Region and Northern Michigan. Peters, an avid motorcycle rider, will be making stops in twelve counties over the course of the five-day tour. On day three of the trip, Aug. 8, Peters will visit Charlevoix County….

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