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March 24, 2017 - Charlevoix County, Boyne City public notices
March 24, 2017 - Boyne Celtic Session Irish heritage concert photo gallery
March 24, 2017 - Boyne Business After Hours at Pat O’Brien—in pictures
March 24, 2017 - Talk on power of music at Boyne LifeTree Café
March 24, 2017 - Charlevoix County’s legislators Cole, Schmidt vote on senate, house bills
March 24, 2017 - Tip of Mitt Watershed Council concerned with potential Great Lakes funding cuts
March 24, 2017 - Boyne Police activity March 6-12
March 24, 2017 - Boyne City’s Crazy For You in photos
March 22, 2017 - Boyne Avalanche Preserve update: Phase II donation, mountain bike festival planned
March 22, 2017 - Charlevoix County College Sports Digest: Zach Hankins player of the year
March 22, 2017 - Concord Boyne’s Cinda Shumaker nominated teacher of year
March 22, 2017 - Boyne City Commission meeting highlights: police kudos, trail extension, budget preview
March 21, 2017 - #395 Boyne City Gazette March 22
March 17, 2017 - Gazette tries to cover ‘BC Residents First’ mtg on Boyne Villa housing project
March 16, 2017 - Boyne City museum, history preservation topic of open house
March 14, 2017 - Irish heritage, St. Patrick’s celebrations from Boyne City to Beaver Island
March 14, 2017 - Three Boyne City Commission seats up for re-election
March 14, 2017 - Charlevoix County featured veteran Carl Kamradt
March 14, 2017 - Charlevoix County courts and clerk filings
March 14, 2017 - 100-year-old discovery leads to major project at Charlevoix Belvedere Club
  • Charlevoix County courts, clerk filings

    District Court The following cases were recently heard in Charlevoix’s 90th District Court: Pedro Morales Jr, 36 of Williamsburg, operating on a suspended license. To pay $650 in fines and costs. Wilbur James Wiser Jr, 34 of East Jordan, operating on a suspended license. To pay $350 in fines and costs.  

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  • Charlevoix County featured veteran Ed Kamradt

    The “Veteran of the Month” for February 2017 is Edward Kamradt. Born on March 30th, 1892 on the family farm in Eveline Township, Charlevoix County, Michigan, Kamradt walked to a one-room schoolhouse in Advance, Michigan, which was about a mile and a half east of the Kamradt farm and only attended school through the sixth…

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  • #390 Boyne City Gazette Feb. 15

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the annual Charlevoix County Elected Leadership Summit, Ramblers wrestling districts results, a chance for your high-schooler to go to Washington, D.C., lots of photos from Boyne Falls Public School’s homecoming, Chocolate-Covered Boyne, cops and courts, local events news, tips for getting your car ready for spring, important public notices, the veteran of the month, and plenty of other community news and photos!

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  • Boyne’s Got Talent 2017 in photos

    This photo gallery features highlights of this year’s Boyne’s Got Talent event, which was held on Saturday Feb. 4 at the Boyne City High School Performing Arts Center. This year’s night of talent featured singers, musicians, gymnasts, dancers and more! Photos by Chris Faulknor

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  • Charlevoix County’s legislators at work

    This week the Senate adopted a multi-bill criminal justice, parole and probation reform package, highlights of which are reported here. House members received their committee assignments last week and will hold their first meetings next week. • Senate Bill 19, Cut off parole absconders from welfare: Passed 34 to 1 in the Senate To cut…

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  • Michigan Sen. Gary Peters opposes Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Ed.

    U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Michigan) spoke on his opposition to the nomination of Betsy DeVos to the position of United States Secretary of Education from the floor of the U.S. Senate yesterday. Following are his remarks: “Mr. President, I rise today to speak in opposition to the nomination of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education….

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  • Boyne Police logs Jan. 16-22

    A look at Boyne City Police Department activity from recent weeks. Monday, January 16 0122 Suspicious in the 400 block of Boyne Ave. 0453 Assist EMS in the 300 block of E Division St 0805 Property damage crash on Brockway. 1100 Vehicle unlock in the 300 block of E Division St 1805 Car Deer crash…

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  • #389 Boyne City Gazette Feb. 8

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features lots of photos from Boyne’s Got Talent, stories on Chocolate-Covered Boyne, the big spelling bee fundraiser, a public meeting on the future of parks and recreation in Boyne City, lots of cops and courts information, a letter from a reader regarding the Affordable Healthcare Act, our monthly health and wellness section, the Charlevoix County College Sports Digest, pictures from last week’s basketball game, information on homecoming, classifieds, advice on getting out of debt and investing for your future, lots of events for the whole family, and much much more.

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  • Charlevoix County College Sports Digest

    This bimonthly sports digest, by Christopher Graber, features local Charlevoix County athletes who have gone on to compete at the college and university level. Charlevoix’s Hankins garners GLIAC Player of the Week again BAY CITY – Charlevoix graduate Zach Hankins clinched Great lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North Player of the Week for the second time…

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  • Boyne City alley vacation request hearing Feb. 14

    Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to rules and regulations as outlined in the Streets and Alley Vacation Ordinance A-42, a Public Hearing will be held at the City Commission meeting on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the City Hall Auditorium at the temporary City Hall, 364 N. Lake Street, to review…

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  • Charlevoix County law enforcement news

    Animal cruelty arrest On January 15, 2017, Justin Scott Fazio, born Nov. 2, 1986, was arrested by officers of the Boyne City Police Department, and charged with Animal Cruelty-Killing. According to the Affidavit of Probable Cause filed in the case, when the police arrived on the scene of the crime, an aunt of the cat’s…

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  • Proposed laws could affect Charlevoix County residents

    No bills have been voted on so far in the opening weeks of the 2017-18 Michigan Legislature. This report contains some newly introduced bills of general interest. House Joint Resolution A: Establish part time legislature Introduced by Rep. Michael Webber (R), to place before voters in the next general election a constitutional amendment that would…

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  • Boyne City Commission Jan. 24 coverage

    The Boyne City Commission met recently for its regular bimonthly meeting to discuss daycare zoning, park moneys, and other matters of interest. Following are the highlights of the Tuesday Jan. 24 meeting.    

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  • OBITUARY: Wayne Edward Ramsey Dec. 3, 1942 – Jan. 18, 2017

    Wayne Edward Ramsey, 74 of Melrose Township, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving wife, son, daughter, sister, grandson, and beloved Shelties. Born in Gary, Indiana on December 3, 1942, Wayne was the son of A. Kermit and C. Eleanor Ramsey. Wayne retired from CSX Railroad in 1998…

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  • McLaren Charlevoix named in top 100 Critical Access Hospitals

    Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital in Charlevoix, Michigan was recently named one of iVantage Health Analytics’ Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States. Critical Access Hospitals assure that essential healthcare services are available in rural areas, such as northern Michigan. “We are so proud of the efforts of our physicians and staff who…

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  • Boyne planners consider 7.8-acre rezone for housing project

    The Boyne City Planning Commission met for its regular monthly meeting on Monday Jan. 16, during which a public hearing on a property rezone request for what could end up holding a 64-unit housing complex was held. More than 70 people attended the meeting which usually sees only a few audience members.    

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  • #387 Boyne City Gazette Jan. 25

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features a big Boyne Chamber Awards section with lots of photos from the event, a serious consideration of a serious subject on the opinion page, Triston Cole’s town hall meeting schedule, grants for nonprofits, many important public notices which might affect you, so many local events for you and the family to attend, photos from the Boyne District Library’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, a big photo gallery showing progress of Boyne City’s new city hall, LifeTree Café, church listings, classifieds for new jobs and interesting items, business and investing tips, cops and courts, a special guest commentary on our local lakes, and so much more!

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  • Boyne City killer Matthew Fruge could be paroled in 10 years

    Last week, 33rd Circuit Judge Roy C. Hayes III sentenced Matthew Mark Fruge, 34, of Boyne City to 10 to 15 years in prison on a charge of voluntary manslaughter. This sentence was the maximum sentence Hayes could have given and means that Fruge will be eligible for parole in 10 years. Fruge was found…

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  • Chocolate-Covered Boyne photos

    The Boyne Main Street program and Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce held their annual Chocolate-Covered Boyne event on Friday and Saturday Feb. 10 and 11. Here are some pictures from the big chocolate treat contest held Saturday at Fustini’s of Boyne City.    

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  • Charlevoix County sophomores, juniors apply now for D.C. tour

    Great Lakes Energy (GLE) is looking for six high school sophomores or juniors whose parents or guardians live on GLE lines for a once-in-a-lifetime leadership travel opportunity this summer. From the battlefields of Gettysburg to the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C., the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour will explore leadership lessons from our nation’s history…

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  • Boyne City Police activity Jan. 23-29

    This weekly feature offers a look at the activities of the officers of the Boyne City Police Department. Monday, January 23 0323 Alarm in 200 block S. Lake St. 0644 Assist EMS in the 1300 block of Pleasant 1145 Served No Trespass order in the 300 block of Vogel St 1429 Report of ongoing harassment…

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  • Boyne City: public hearing on South Lake project grant

    Boyne City Notice of Public Hearing A public hearing is scheduled to review CDBG grant #MSC 215015-ESB “South Lake Street Redevelopment Project” in which federal funds were used. The hearing will be during the noon, Tuesday, February 28, 2017, City Commission meeting, Commission Chambers, Boyne City Hall, 319 N. Lake St. Cindy Grice City Clerk

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  • OPINION: Boyne City resident wants Obamacare fixed

    Fix yhe Affordable Care Act Editor: The Kaiser Family Foundation reported in December 2016 that 47 percent of Americans do not want ACA repealed and 28 percent do not want repeal without replacement. Thus, 75 percent of Americans want affordable care—so fix it!  

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  • Charlevoix County court and clerk filings

    District Court The following cases were recently heard in Charlevoix’s 90th District Court: Ashley Elizabeth Leist, 20 of East Jordan, illegal entry without permission, larceny under $200. To serve 93 days in jail with credit for 45 days served. To pay $675 in fines and costs, restitution to be determined.    

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  • Charlevoix County Board Jan. 25 minutes

    CHARLEVOIX COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SYNOPSIS January 25, 2017 The Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners met in the Charlevoix County Commissioners Room on January 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. All Commissioners were present. Motion approved the agenda as presented. Motion approved the consent agenda as presented. Motion approved Resolution #17-012, Retirement Kim Stevens. Motion approved Resolution #17-013,…

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  • Boyne City recreation plan hearing Feb. 14

    Public Notice The City of Boyne City will hold a public hearing to consider adoption of a proposed amendment to their 5 Year Recreation Plan to incorporate goals, objectives, design and capital outlay plans for future improvement and expansion of the City’s public marina. A copy of the draft amendment is available for review at…

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  • Boyne varsity and JV Gaylord wrestling meet photos

    The Boyne City High School wrestling teams traveled on Jan. 27 (JV) and 28 (Varsity) to Gaylord High School for their largest meet so far this year, consisting of over 25 teams. This photo gallery shows some of the highlights from the recent wrestling meets in Gaylord. In the junior varsity wrestling tournament, Dom Culver finished in…

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  • Boyne joint boards talk housing, police, open space, pavilion, and more

    BY BENJAMIN J. GOHS, EDITOR The Boyne City Joint Board and Commission meeting was held on Tuesday Jan. 17, and featured updates from commissions on compensation, election, the historical district, housing, the Main Street program, Team Boyne, parks and recreation, planning, the zoning board of appeals, airport advisory, board of review, the library, city commission,…

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  • OBITUARY: Kelly Jae Conway 1957-2017

    Kelly Jae Conway died peacefully, late Monday evening with her family by her side. Kelly was dearly loved by her husband and best friend Bill, children Andy, Katie, Amy, Emily, Jessica, and Molly. She is survived by her mother Pat Pepin, her siblings Bob Johnson, Pattie Fuller, and Dan Pepin. Kelly was an avid reader,…

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  • Boyne library February events

    Boyne District Library welcomes February with events and programs for all ages! Most events are FREE and open to anyone interested in attending. The Friends of the Library continue their Friday Night Film Festival: Friday, February 3rd “St Ralph” (2004) PG-13 starring Campbell Scott & Jennifer Tilly. On February 17th, the film “Young Victoria” (2009)…

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  • #388 Boyne City Gazette Feb. 1

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the recent joint boards and commissions meeting, Boyne City Commission business, a fun feature on all the weird holidays in February, lots of cops and courts info, pictures from the Ramblers wrestling meet in Gaylord, plenty of public notices you need to see, obituaries of some familiar…

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  • Michigan Gov. Snyder takes business trip to Israel

    Gov. Rick Snyder will lead a seven-day investment mission to Israel, focusing on trade and investments, improving academic cooperation and exploring opportunities for collaboration on cybersecurity matters. The mission will depart on Friday, Jan. 27 and return on Thursday, Feb. 2. “Michigan’s longstanding ties with Israeli companies and academic institutions have created excellent opportunities to…

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  • Boyne City Police logs Jan. 2-8

    MONDAY JANUARY 2 0136 Juvenile complaint in the 1000 block of Boyne Av 0938 Vehicle unlock in the Industrial Park 1026 Two vehicle property damage crash at N Park and North St 1044 Two car property damage crash on Boyne Ave. at E. Main. 1336 Assist EMS in the 800 block of S Park St…

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  • Michigan Legislature begins again

    The 99th Michigan Legislature met for the first time on Jan. 11. New officers were selected for the House, which has 42 new members. Senators are half-way through their four year terms, and the Senate retained the same leadership.    

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  • LifeTree Café discussion on evil, Jan. 29

    The existence and causes of evil will be explored at Lifetree Café on Sunday, January 29 at 6:30 p.m. The program, titled “Confronting Evil: One Man Takes a Stand,” features a filmed interview with Peter Ash, founder of Under the Same Sun, an organization dedicated to helping people with the genetic condition of albinism overcome…

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