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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…

  • New Michigan laws aimed at protecting bicyclists on roads

    Michigan drivers will now be required to leave at least 3 feet of space while passing bicyclists on the road under legislation signed recently by Gov. Rick Snyder. “Many Michiganders enjoy activities like bicycling, but these activities can leave them vulnerable to vehicles sharing the road,” Snyder said. “Drivers must exercise caution and maintain awareness…

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  • Join the 5 million on Michigan organ donor registry

    More than 5 million Michigan residents now have joined the Michigan Organ Donor Registry, making a commitment to give the gift of life, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced this week. “Every name is a beacon of hope for the more than 3,200 people in Michigan awaiting a life-changing transplant,” Johnson said. “I want to…

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  • PUBLIC NOTICE – Aug. 7 primary election in Charlevoix County

    ELECTION NOTICE NOTICE OF PRIMARY ELECTION TO THE ELECTORS OF THE FOLLOWING CITIES/TOWNSHIPS CHARLEVOIX COUNTY, MICHIGAN TO BE HELD AUGUST 7, 2018 To the qualified electors of the following Cities/Townships notice is hereby given that a Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, for the purpose of electing officials for the following…

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  • Jazz at Walloon event to benefit St. Michael Academy

    If you enjoy live Jazz and lakeside settings, Jazz at Walloon on July 21, 2018, featuring The Four Freshmen is for you. This a benefit concert for St. Michael Academy, the region’s only Classical Catholic high school, and will take place at a private residence on Walloon Lake. Since their inception in 1948, The Four…

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  • Boyne City Food Truck Rally Thursday July 19

    In celebration of all things local, the Boyne City Farmers Market is hosting the 5th Annual Food Truck Rally fundraiser at Veterans Park on Thursday, July 19, from 6-9 p.m. “This is the ultimate foodie event—food trucks, local brews and live music,” said organizer Becky Harris. Market vendors participating are; Beijo deChocolat and Pea &…

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  • Public hearings July 23-24 in TC on discrimination in schools

    The Michigan Civil Rights Commission will hold two public hearings in Traverse City to examine discrimination in Michigan’s K-12 schools, the first on Monday July 23 and the second on Tuesday July 24. Both hearings will take place at the Grand Traverse Resort, located at 100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd. in Williamsburg, Michigan.    

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  • LETTERS – Voters must clean up Village of Boyne Falls

    LETTER TO THE EDITOR Editor: Most of the Village of Boyne Falls Council should be recalled, especially Village President Bill Carson, his father Bill Carson Sr. and JoAnn Bell, his aunt. For one thing this is too many relatives on this council and that is wrong. They have always thought that they own this town…

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  • #464 Boyne City Gazette July 18

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features details on the Boyne Falls fire, strong local opinions, stories on the upcoming Food Truck Rally and revival of an old schoolhouse, initial word on the crash at Boyne Thunder, the full story on the Charlevoix County Sheriff Officer arrested for drunk driving, lots of upcoming events and community…

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  • Public invited to future of Boyne planning meeting Monday

    Boyne City is inviting all members of the public interested in the community to help plan the city’s future at 6 p.m. on Monday July 16 in the newly renovated pavilion in Boyne City’s Veterans Park, just south of city hall. This event is the next step in Boyne City’s 2018 community-wide goal-setting process, in…

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  • Boyne City 4th of July in photos

    This photo gallery contains over 100 pictures from Boyne City’s big Fourth of July, 2018 extravaganza! Included are shots from the footrace, river rafting, parade, and so much more. Photos by Chris Falknor

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  • Environmental ed events for all ages

    Youth Environmental Education Programs: Little Traverse Conservancy offers summer environmental education events for pre-schoolers to teens through mid-August. These programs are offered at no charge to members, with a $5 fee per program for non-members. Registration is required and is encouraged online at www.landtrust.org or call Sarah Mayhew at 231.344.1018.  

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  • Michigan DEQ changes signed into law

    According to Michigan officials, greater opportunities for transparency and input into critical environmental quality rule-making processes, as well as an alternative appeals process for applications received by the Department of Environmental Quality, are now in place under legislation signed by Gov. Rick Snyder. “When state leaders make decisions impacting environmental quality, Michiganders deserve full transparency,”…

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  • M-66 resurfacing in Antrim County starts July 9

    M-66 resurfacing in Antrim County starts July 9 near Mancelona with an estimated starting date of Monday July 9 and an estimated completion date of Thursday Aug. 30. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest almost $1.8 to resurface nearly 12 miles of M-66 from US-131 to Old State Road in Antrim County. Project map: https://bit.ly/2KyNg2C This…

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  • M-32 resurfacing in Antrim, Charlevoix starts July 9

    M-32 resurfacing in Antrim and Charlevoix counties starts July 9 with an estimated starting date of Monday July 9 and an estimated completion date of Friday Aug. 31. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest almost $1.4 million to resurface 8.8 miles of M-32 from Pearsall Road to Tebo School Road in Antrim and Charlevoix…

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  • Survey finds growing concern over affordable housing in Michigan

    Many local governments in Michigan feel they have a shortage of housing in their counties and cities, according to a survey from University of Michigan researchers. About 40 percent of local officials say they have too little single family housing and nearly half say their county has too little multifamily housing. “The survey shows that…

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  • Michigan voters must register by July 9 for August Primary

    Residents interested in voting in the Aug. 7 primary have until Monday July 9 to register to vote. To register to vote, applicants must be at least 18 years old by Election Day and U.S. citizens. Applicants also must be residents of Michigan and of the city or township in which they wish to register….

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  • Fourth of July feast costs less in 2018

    A cookout of favorite American foods for the Fourth of July—including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk—will cost slightly less this year, coming in at less than $6 per person, says the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). Michigan Farm Bureau Livestock Specialist, Ernie Birchmeier says the informal survey,…

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  • GUEST COMMENTARY – Sierra Club concerned with new Michigan environmental laws

    SUBMITTED BY THE SIERRA CLUB Governor Snyder Signs Bills Giving Polluting Industries Control Over Environmental Protections in Michigan Today Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed into law two bills which allow industry lobbyists to rewrite the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) rulebook and overrule MDEQ permit decisions. Now signed into law, Senate Bills 652-653 will…

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  • Boyne City Stroll the Streets means music and fun on Friday June 29

    Fun for the whole family with lots of live music, treats and other entertainment at this week’s Boyne City Stroll the Streets event. Come to downtown Boyne City from 6-9 p.m. on Friday June 29 for this favorite summer activity operated by the Boyne City Main Street Program. This Friday’s event lineup includes: The Vermeers…

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  • Emergency food, shelter grants available in Charlevoix, Emmet Counties

    Emmet County has been awarded $3,988, and Charlevoix has been awarded $3,137 in Federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. These funds will be distributed by a Local Board and are used to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in these counties through Jan. 31. Although the funding has been severely…

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  • Gov. Snyder supports environmental quality openness, oversight

    Greater opportunities for transparency and input into critical environmental quality rule-making processes, as well as an alternative appeals process for applications received by the Department of Environmental Quality, are now in place under legislation signed this week by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. “When state leaders make decisions impacting environmental quality, Michiganders deserve full transparency,” Snyder…

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  • Celebrate Boyne library’s 100th year

    The Boyne District Library has a big celebration planned to celebrate its 100th Anniversary as a Carnegie Library in Boyne City. Plans include games for all ages—representing each of the decades from 1918 to the present—photographic slide show of Boyne City over the last 100 years, music, prizes, ice cream and cake. This centennial celebration…

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  • Study shows gains in jobs for Michigan students

    A major research study by the University of Michigan-Flint shows students who enrolled in the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) program have a higher graduation rate; higher weekly wages, and an increased likelihood of enrolling in college. The JMG program was established ten years ago to help at risk youth graduate from high school and…

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  • Nature Lovers Discovery Camp at Raven Hill

    In conjunction with the Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibit in August & September, this camp will focus on the wonders of water, so bring your water gear and get ready to explore the pond, creek, swamp and rain gardens at Raven Hill.

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  • Boyne City Police reports June 25 – July 1

    See what the Boyne City Police Department’s officers do in their daily work with this look at their weekly incident reports. Monday June 25 0215 Report of a possible Domestic in the 400 block of W Michigan No DV, but issued subject a citation for MIP. 0846 Injured deer along Boyne Ave near high school 0930 Report…

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  • M-75 resurfacing near Walloon starts July 16

    M-75 resurfacing near Walloon Lake in Charlevoix County is set to begin on Monday July 16 The estimated completion date is Friday Aug. 31. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest $852,000 to resurface nearly 5 miles of M-75, both from Old State Road to the Melrose Township Park entrance and from west of Windsor…

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  • 2018 Boyne Thunder July 13-14

    Bigger than ever, the 15th annual Boyne Thunder Poker Run brings speed, thunder, and excitement to northern Michigan on July 13-14 in Boyne City. The poker run showcases 120 high performance boats from across the country, roaring through the waters of Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan on a 130-mile excursion in search of the best…

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  • New findings in Michigan Crime Survivor study

    A new statewide survey released by the Alliance for Safety and Justice (ASJ) challenges conventional wisdom on victims’ views on criminal justice policy. Despite popular assumptions that victims support long prison sentences, the vast majority of crime survivors in Michigan believe the criminal justice system invests too little in rehabilitation and treatment and focuses too…

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  • Sen. Schmidt in Boyne Wednesday for constituent face time

    Michigan 37th District State Sen. Wayne Schmidt (R-TC) will hold coffee hours with constituents throughout the 37th Senate District during the month of July. 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. For…

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  • Expect to see military vehicles, helicopters near Mackinac Bridge today

    Michigan National Guard helicopters to fly in the vicinity of the Mackinac Bridge Tuesday To document the crossing of the Mackinac Bridge during a deployment of the Wisconsin National Guard to Camp Grayling Tuesday July 10, helicopters from the Michigan National Guard will be flying in the Straits area around midday. Representatives from the Michigan National…

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  • #463 Boyne City Gazette July 11

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on Boyne Thunder (July 13-14), the latest news on the man who shot a Charlevoix County Sheriff Deputy, lots more upcoming events, programs for the whole family, tons of pictures from Boyne City’s big Fourth of July blowout, cops and courts, local opinions, a special message from the…

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  • Michigan budget allots $11.2 million for election security

    Secretary of State Ruth Johnson today issued the following statement about the state budget signed today that includes $535,000 in state money that Johnson and her team sought to enhance election security and integrity: “I thank the governor and lawmakers for moving quickly to include the state’s contribution in the new budget, allowing Michigan to…

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  • Gov. Snyder strategy to manage public land, removes purchasing caps

    The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Managed Public Land Strategy was approved last week, removing land purchasing caps for the state of Michigan under legislation signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder. “This unique strategy for managing the state’s plentiful natural resources will benefit residents and visitors alike for generations to come,” Gov. Rick Snyder…

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  • McLaren foundation day of family fun, education to kick off campaign

    Giant inflatable heart, bounce houses, treats all part of the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation July 13 celebration in downtown Petoskey Step inside a colossal human heart and learn what makes it tick. Tour a mobile heart and vascular diagnostic unit that helps save lives across northern Michigan. Exercise on jump houses and enjoy tasty snacks….

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  • #462 Boyne City Gazette July 4

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories from the Boyne City Public Schools Board of Education, Boyne City Commission, upcoming events, a public hearing which may impact your wallet, lots of community photos, so many summer events, cops and courts, info on jobs that need to be filled now, health tips, community news, and so…

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  • No emergency managers in Michigan for first time in 18 years

    State Treasurer Nick Khouri says no Michigan municipality or school district is under state financial oversight through an emergency manager for the first time in nearly 18 years. The state treasurer’s announcement comes after releasing Highland Park School District from receivership under the Local Financial Stability and Choice Act. Since 2000, there has been an…

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  • Boyne City Fourth of July 2018 Schedule

    Boyne City celebrates Independence Day this year on Tuesday July 3 and Wednesday July 4 with the area’s biggest and best family fun. The two days of fun include the Waterside Arts & Crafts Show and Inflatable Alley and a Boyne City schools all-class reunion. The fun continues with the Independence Day Run, breakfast at…

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  • Michigan Supreme Court releases report on probate court successes

    The Michigan Supreme Court, on June 25, released a report (below) in conjunction with the annual conference of the Michigan Probate Judges Association (MPJA) highlighting the successful efforts of the state’s 103 probate judges. The report, “Success Stories: How Probate Courts Work to Protect the People of Michigan,” features six probate court judges from around the state,…

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