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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

Donna Kirby

Donna C. Kirby, age 92 of Boyne City died Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at Grandvue Medical Care Facility in East Jordan. Donna was born on September 10, 1919 in Allegan the daughter of Clifford and Bertha (Holton) Green. She grew up in Boyne City and attended school at Boyne City High School. On September 10,…

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  • Basil Vincent

    Basil John Vincent, 85, of Englewood, Florida and Petoskey, Michigan, passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2011 peacefully at the home of his daughter surrounded by his family.[private] Basil was born October 1, 1925 in Kingston, Michigan, the son of Harry & Leah (Warner) Vincent. He grew up in Kingston and graduated in 1944. In July…

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  • Richard L. Rust

    RICHARD LEE RUST, 83, of Alanson, passed away September 18, 2011 at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey, MI.[private] He was born August 21, 1928 in Flint, the son of Stanley and Leah (Harris) Rust. He graduated from Flint Central High School in 1947. He proudly served in Korea in the U.S. Army during the…

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  • Carmen L. Hall

    Carmen L. “Tootie” Hall, age 79 of Harbor Springs, died September 16, 2011 at the Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey.[private] Tootie was born on September 26, 1931 in Flint, MI, the daughter of Carmen and Lydia (St. Clair) Pearson and was raised in Flint. While she was a Junior in high school, her family…

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  • Week of September 05

    WEEKLY INCIDENT REPORT Monday, September 5, 2011 3:13am            Assist Sheriff Department with injury accident on Pleasant Valley Rd 5:02am            Received false alarm in the Industrial Park[private] 9:59am            Assist ambulance in the 600 block of Jefferson St 10:39am          Report of lost checkbook 11:50am           Subject at Police Dept with civil matter 12:31pm          Citation issued for improper passing…

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  • The Beulah Home

    By: Edward May III, Historian  Jack Hobey has out done himself in his professional research into the Beulah homes, here in Boyne City, The Buffalo News Boys, The Bootblack’s Home for Boys, The Chicago Children’s Temple Home and the Leonie Land farm! He brings to mind the “NIMBY” complex. “Not In My Back Yard “that…

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  • Ramblers lose to Grayling 35-7

    The potent Grayling offense proved to be too much for the Ramblers as Grayling topped Boyne City Friday night 35-7. The Vikings scored two touchdowns in the first quarter and three in the second to take a 35-0 lead at halftime. Boyne’s lone touchdown was a fourth quarter 20 yard pass from Jay Redman to…

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  • Week of Aug 22

    WEEKLY INCIDENT REPORT Monday, August 22, 2011 4:43am Assist ambulance in the 900 block of Lower Lake St 6:34am Citation issued for speed[private] 11:01am Report of stolen bicycle from the 300 block of Groveland St 12:40pm Report of missing Nautica boating tube. 5:08pm Subject caught trespassing in the cemetery 6:38pm Fail to pay in the…

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  • German Exchange Student Come to Boyne City

    By: Joshua Sampson, Staff Writer Tabea Faulhaber is from Heilsbronn, Germany, a little town located in the district of Bavaria.The 15-year-old German exchange student arrived in the United States with the hopes of learning about culture and expanding her English vocabulary. “I came here at the personal invitation of the Seaver family to live with…

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  • Boyne City Public Schools detailed budget released under FOIA

    By Benjamin Gohs  Associate Editor On June 28, a detailed, line item budget of Boyne City Public Schools for the 2011-2012 school year was requested by the Boyne City Gazette. The Boyne City Gazette was sent the same basic budget provided to the Boyne City Public Schools Board of Education. And, on June 29, the…

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  • Nearly $1 Million in city road projects

    The storm sewer replacement project on Bay Street between John and Addis streets may have kicked off summer roadwork last week in Boyne City, but there is more to come. Boyne City Manager Michael Cain said the city will undergo an anticipated $956,225 spread over several road projects this year. “Maintaining the roads is a…

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  • Census changes Charlevoix County Commission Districts

    Drastic changes in some county commission districts Every 10 years the physical area each Charlevoix County Commissioner serves is surveyed for population change. Completed in tandem with the release of the U.S. Census figures, this survey – referred to as redistricting or apportionment – is directed by the federal government. “I lost 37 voters,” said…

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  • Boyne Falls Village Council quarrels over letter

      What began with an argument over a letter at the April 12, meeting of the Boyne Falls Village Council ended with a serious accusation. During the closed meeting portion of the night intended to discuss what was deemed a “personnel matter,” Boyne Falls Village President Bill Carson warned fellow councilman Jim English that he…

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  • Long-time city commissioner resigns

    Boyne City Commissioner Dan Adkison has filed his letter of resignation with the Boyne City Clerk’s office effective April 29. The Boyne City Gazette caught up with Adkison for a Monday, April 25, telephone interview. “I wish I didn’t have to, but at the same time in these economic times my mom passed away and…

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  • Boyne City population up 6 percent

    Boyne grows as surround areas decline BY BENJAMIN GOHS In the only state in the Union to lose population since the 2000 census, Boyne City continues to grow. Down a sixth of a percent, Michigan now stands at 9,883,640 residents and falling. But, Boyne city’s population grew from 3,525 in 2000 to 3,737 in 2010….

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  • Getting to Know … Tony Williams

    By Josh Sampson  Tony Williams is a recognizable face in Boyne City for his ventures at Freshwater Studios; however, he is more than just a proprietor. Growing up in Boyne City, Williams is a man of many hobbies, ranging from hang-gliding to rock-n-roll. One of Williams current passions is ice-boating. “I’ve been intrigued with it…

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  • City mulls mill reduction

    A $1 million health liability may be cut BY BENJAMIN GOHS  The Boyne City Commission, led by commissioner Dan Adkison’s call to reduce the millage rate, began the 2011-2012 budget work session on Tuesday, March 22. The meeting was highlighted by a contentious conversation on just where the proposed .25 mills in savings would come…

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  • Brook Breaking Ground

    A new retirement facility finalizes plans to open in the Boyne Area, effectively bridging the gap between skilled nursing and the apartment world, allowing our respected retired citizens a place to go.

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  • Devlon Strikes Back

    Nearly a month after the Boyne City Zoning Board of Appeals’ (ZBA) decision to rescind Devlon Corporation’s zoning permit, the developer has filed suit in Charlevoix County’s 33rd Circuit Court.

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  • Everett A. Groh

    Everett Alan Groh, 53, of Boyne City, died Sept. 18, 2011, at Hiland Cottage in Petoskey.[private] Everett was born on Jan. 5, 1958, the son of the late Everett C. and Martha (Quigg) Groh. In 1976, he married Karen A. Florenski. Everett worked at Wicks Manufacturing, Dura, in East Jordan for 15 years. He later…

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  • Wanda E. Matelski

    Wanda E. Matelski, age 90 of Boyne Falls died Friday, September 16, 2011 at her home surrounded by her loving family.[private] Wanda was born on September 25, 1920 the daughter of Michael and Bernice (Sajk) Fumanek in Standish, MI. On August 1, 1981 Wanda married Walter Matelski at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Boyne Falls….

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  • Remembering 9/11

    By: Chris Faulknor, Editor editor@boynegazette.com (231) 582-2799 On 9/11/2001, I was sitting in a classroom in the eighth grade at Boyne Falls School.[private] My teacher, Angela King, was teaching another exciting lesson in sentence structure – subjects and predicates – when Bill Aten, the principal walked in. I can’t recall most of what he said regarding…

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  • Lockman Set For Release

    Karla Sue Lockman, 41, formerly of Boyne City, is scheduled to be released on a 24-month parole term beginning Sept. 20. And, while society’s debt has arguably been paid, some of those impacted by Lockman’s actions are still struggling their wake.

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  • Norfolk Harvest Festival is coming to Boyne City Aug. 20 and 21

      By Benjamin Gohs Associate Editor A turkey leg, a sword fight and good old Celtic music … what more could a lord or lady ask for? Attendees of the first-ever Norfolk Harvest Festival living history cultural event in downtown Boyne City will be witness to, and participate in, numerous activities and demonstrations from the…

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  • Norfolk Harvest Festival in Boyne City

    By Benjamin Gohs Associate Editor A turkey leg, a sword fight and good old Celtic music … what more could a lord or lady ask for? Attendees of the first-ever Norfolk Harvest Festival living history cultural event in downtown Boyne City will be witness to, and participate in, numerous activities and demonstrations from the European…

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  • $400,000 in unused sick time?

    Cnty. Commissioners discuss accrued time policy  According to Charlevoix County Clerk Cherie Browe, the current taxpayer liability for qualifying Charlevoix County employees who each have 520 hours of accrued sick time is between $300,000 and $400,000. County employees are allowed to accrue up to 65 sick days – which a physically well employee may do…

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  • Memorial fundraiser to honor veterans

    Patriotism, pride and remembrance form the War Memorial Committee’s plan to install a brick walkway for Boyne City residents. The bricks will display the names of past and present veterans of foreign wars, whether the soldier fought in World War II or Iraq. “It can be a donation by anybody, but it has to be…

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  • Boyne City Schools board race

    The Boyne City Public Schools Board of Education seats are unopposed. One of the two seats up this election is to be vacated by Dr. Richard Mansfield who said his decision was due to time constraints. The other seat is currently held by Bea Reinhardt. Since no one filed as a write-in candidate by the…

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  • Boyne City renews support for non-motorized trail

    Informational meetings set for May BY BENJAMIN GOHS Boyne City commissioners unanimously renewed support for the proposed non-motorized trail from Boyne City to the US-31 crossroad. A lengthy discussion from locals, some in favor – some opposed, on the trail resulted from the Tuesday, March 22, regular Boyne City Commission meeting. “This is very similar…

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  • Firemen hot over proposed move to former Screw Works

    BY BENJAMIN GOHS Boyne City commissioners are considering moving several municipal operations to the old Federal Screw Works building in the city’s industrial park. And the idea is meeting some resistance. “I’m here to represent a committee we formed at the fire department expressing our concerns about the relocation (to) Federal Screw,” Boyne City fireman…

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  • Vote May 3 on Boyne Schools Tech Bond

    By Josh Sampson Boyne City Public Schools Superintendent Peter Moss recently gave a report detailing exactly how the proposed technology bond monies will be spent. Boyne City residents will have a chance to vote on the bond proposal and other school-related issues on Tuesday, May 3. “I think people understand what we’re trying to do,…

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  • City approves moratorium on medical MJ stores

     BY BENJAMIN GOHS Boyne City Commissioners voted unanimously to prohibit medical marijuana stores in the city – for now. The vote came during the commission’s March 22, meeting. “This is an issue communities all across the state are facing with the new voter-approved legislation,” said Boyne City Manager Michael Cain. “We’re trying to figure out…

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  • School Stays in Shape

    The Boyne City Schools announce the addition of several fitness machines due to a generous local grant and an abundance of local community support.

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