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    PHOTO GALLERY: Boyne high school students learn interview skills

    This photo gallery features highlights from last week’s mock and real interview day held at Boyne City High School. The annual event is intended to help youth get ready for the transition from school to work. While some local business owners offered mock interviews to help the students practice, some businesses were on hand to…

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    Boyne City community cleanup Saturday May 6

    The community is invited to “Buff Up” Boyne from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday May 6. This annual community clean-up event will start in Sunset Park, downtown Boyne City. A hot dog cookout will round out the morning, courtesy of Todd Meier and the Dearborn Brand Sausage Company and the Boyne Valley Lions Club….

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    Boyne City 2017-2018 municipal budget notice

    Budget Notice CITY OF BOYNE CITY RESOLUTION OF ADOPTION NO. 2017-04-024 GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT For 2017 / 2018 (1 May 2017 – 30 April 2018) Section 1. The funds necessary to defray the operating expenses and long-term debt obligations of the City of Boyne City and the estimated revenues by source for the Fiscal Year…

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    Boyne Open Space park could cost locals $1.7 million

    BY CHRIS FAULKNOR AND BENJAMIN J. GOHS How much will it cost, who will pay for it, and who even wants it? Boyne City residents, business owners and other stakeholders are being asked to opine on the 475 North Lake St. property. “Our goal here is to brainstorm and hear your thoughts,” said Boyne City…

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    #400 Boyne City Gazette April 26

    Our staff is excited to bring you our 400th issue!
    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the 475 North Lake St. Boyne Open Space property—with a special exclusive look at the walking tour which preceded last week’s meeting in city commission chambers, there are also stories on the upcoming annual Buff Up Boyne community cleanup event, an industrial arts competition being hosted at Boyne City High School, an opening day parade and celebration for the Boyne Little League which turns 60 this year, photos from the Eagles Club’s 1950s dance, our big three-page spring sports section with stories, team photos and the spring sports lineup, photos from Boyne City High School’s interview day, info on a special lunch program which brings local produce to area schools, public notices and classifieds, plenty of events listings, students of the week, and so much more!

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    Charlevoix County College Sports Digest

    This special feature is produced for the Boyne City Gazette by sportswriter Chris Graber. Following is an in-depth look at how former high school athletes from around Charlevoix County are doing in sports at the college and university level. Hankins All-American A very small fraction of one percent of athletes are named All-American in their…

  • Michigan Announces Cyber Initiative

    Gov. Rick Snyder today released an action plan that that will help defend Michigan against cyber attacks and position the state to take advantage of opportunities in the growing cybersecurity industry. The initiative was announced at the Michigan Cyber Summit, held at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti.

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  • Ice Skating On the Way

    The Boyne City Main Street board is in the early phases of looking into the feasibility of introducing an ice rink to Sunset Park behind the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce building.

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  • ‘I do, I Skype’

    Under a first-of-its-kind proposal by two Michigan State University law professors urging states to adopt distance marriage, same-sex couples, elderly and ill couples and those deployed could enjoy the ceremonial rituals of a wedding without worrying about geographical boundaries.

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  • Michigan Rehab Employees Rewarded

    Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) in the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) recognizes employers, partners, customers and MRS employees who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to Michigan’s public vocational rehabilitation programs.

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  • Ramblers Fall to TC St. Francis

    The Ramblers found themselves overmatched in Friday night football action, as the Gladiators of Traverse City St. Francis continued their dominance of the Lake Michigan conference with a 28-0 victory over Boyne City.

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  • Whistleblower Lawsuit Takes on Banks Nationwide

    Many of the nation’s largest banks and mortgage companies may have cheated military veterans and taxpayers out of hundreds of millions of dollars by hiding illegal fees in veterans’ home mortgage refinancing transactions, according to a whistleblower lawsuit made public today.

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  • State of Michigan Honored

    The State of Michigan was honored with multiple awards for excellence in information technology at the annual awards ceremony for the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) in Denver, Colorado. NASCIO selected 30 state technology initiatives in 10 categories as finalists for its 2011 Recognition Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Information Technology in State Government.

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  • Presidential primary bill signed into law

    Gov. Rick Snyder today signed legislation designating Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 as the date of the Michigan presidential primary election. The date, which falls one week before Super Tuesday, aligns with other previously scheduled elections in Michigan, sparing taxpayers the expense of holding a special presidential primary election.

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  • MEAP Tightened at State Level

    The Michigan Department of Education will continue to closely monitor the annual administration of its Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) tests this year, according to state Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan. Statewide MEAP testing, which is administered by local school districts, runs from October 11-28.

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  • Nancy Donaldson

    Nancy Waring Donaldson, age 54 of Central Lake formerly of Boyne City went to be with her Lord on Sunday, October 2, 2011 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. Nancy was born on September 13, 1957 the daughter of Joseph and Gladys (Stoy) Waring in Pontiac, MI. She grew up in Pontiac until the…

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  • Governor Continues in Shanghai

    Gov. Rick Snyder arrived in the world’s largest city Thursday as he continues his Michigan trade mission, meeting with Chinese government officials and business executives to strengthen relationships and attract new job-creating investments.

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  • Silver Hair and a Lead Foot

    By: Benjamin J. Gohs, Associate Editor bgohs@boynegazette.com (231) 222-2119      While some women in their 60s are slowing down, one Boyne City native is only speeding up. You won’t find Mary Hawley knitting socks from a rocking chair on a warm summer day because she’s too busy setting land speed records. “It doesn’t really…

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  • Collaboration Takes a Leap

    By: Michigan NewsWire Collaboration between governments, public sector organizations, and other related associations has reached new heights with the launch of the Michigan Shared Services Community.   Announced today by David Behen, Chief Information Officer for the State of Michigan, the new online community allows communities and organizations to work together to find services and resources that…

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  • Rambler Spirit Week

    Please enjoy these photos from the Boyne City Rambler Spirit Week. There are 24 other images available to subscribers only.  We encourage you to subscribe for this premium content. [private] [/private]

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  • State Rep Under Fire?

    Larry Taylor, 43 of Marquette was arraigned today on a one-count felony warrant authorized by the Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office for Solicitation of Murder for plotting to kidnap and kill State Representative Barb Byrum.

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  • COA Facing Serious Issues

    While he didn’t go so far as to call it a crisis, Charlevoix County Commission On Aging Executive Director Jack Messer said the seriousness of issues facing the COA is not overstated.

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  • Boyne City Harvest Festival

    Please enjoy photos from Boyne City’s annual Harvest Festival     There are an additional 25 images available to subscribers only.  We encourage you to become an online subscriber to view this premium content. [private] [/private]

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  • Eva Rademaker

    Eva M. Rademaker 94 of Boyne Falls formerly of Muskegon passed away on Friday Sept. 30, 2011 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law Marie and Ed Kelenske where she resided for approximately the last 12 years. Eva was born Aug.3, 1917 the daughter of the late Helen and John Bonner growing up in…

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  • Study casts doubt on sex offender notification laws

    While evidence suggests that requiring convicted sex offenders to register with the police reduces the chances they’ll re-offend, a recent paper co-authored by a University of Michigan law professor shows that publicizing sex offenders’ identities may actually increase the chances they’ll commit another sex crime.

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  • Betty Wicker

    Betty Sue Wicker, 59 of Boyne City, MI died September 29, 2011 unexpectedly at her home. The daughter of Harvey and Francis Douglas Betty was born February 10, 1952 in Aurora, Illinois. She grew up in Wayne, Michigan, before moving to Boyne City. On January 23, 1971, Betty married the love of her live, Obie…

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  • Gilbert H. Newbury

    Gilbert Newbury 94 of Wequetonsing died Sept. 22, 2011 at Bay Bluffs Medical Care Facility. He was born Oct. 11, 1916 in Bethlehem, Pa. the son of George and Marion (Howe) Newbury. He grew up in Swickley, Pa. On Sept. 21, 1957 he married Jane McKechnie in Highland Park, Mi. Gilbert’s grandmother built a cottage…

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  • Statewide School Data Launched

    In August, the Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI), launched a new education information website called MI School Data. The site has received positive and favorable review from users, and now the site is even better with the addition of new information available as of today.

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  • Serious Allegations Levied on Challenge Mountain

    Non-profit organization Challenge Mountain of Walloon Hills and Challenge Mountain’s board president Rob Towne have been named in a civil suit filed in Charlevoix County’s 33rd Circuit Court according to court documents which were filed in June.

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  • Cougar Confirmed in Houghton County

    The Department of Natural Resources today confirmed the presence of a cougar in northern Houghton County. The animal was captured on a trail camera on Sept. 24, walking directly toward the front of the camera and clearly showing it has a radio collar

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