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    #409 Boyne City Gazette June 28

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features the big Boyne 4th of July preview with a listing of the many events for this two-day celebration. We also have stories on local outdoor writer Don Lockman’s induction into the Hall of Fame, as well as plenty of community photos, info on the upcoming East Jordan Freedom Festival, a call for founding board members for the new Boyne history museum, cops and courts, how Charlevoix County’s state legislators voted, several public notices which may be important to you. We also have the latest local college grads and dean’s list honorees, details on a big summer reading contest, and so much more!

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    #408 Boyne City Gazette June 21

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features stories on the Boyne City Public Schools 2017-2018 budget, the new judge replacing retiring Judge Mulhauser, Char-Em United Way’s Day of Action, the Walkabout Sculpture Show, letters from our readers regarding the danger of water balloons in the river and a plea for help for housing for visiting singers, the latest on how Charlevoix County’s legislators Schmidt and Cole voted down in Lansing, news about jury duty pay, a scam going around, and the right-to-carry legislation push, lots of tips on how to reduce summer stress and deal with a loved one afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease, so many community photos and events listings, and lots more!

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    Concord Academy Boyne graduation photos

    This photo gallery features pictures from Concord Academy Boyne’s graduation ceremony held Saturday June 10. Subscribers who need help logging in should email editor@boynegazette.com. Photos by Chris Faulknor

  • 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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  • Going, Going, Gone

    By: H. Anne Thurston, Columnist “Beautiful Boyne” I am being accused of ‘holding on’ to an incredible lot of old junk.  In all honesty I admit much of it is old.  But junk?  Not in my mind or eyes. The things we hang on our walls, tuck in albums, toss in drawers or slide in books all have a…

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  • Ramblers Triumph Over Kalkaska

    A first quarter 22 yard pass from Jay Redman to Keegan LaBlance, and a Chris Myers extra point was all it took for the Ramblers to pull out a close victory over Kalkaska on Friday night.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Working With Our Government

    By: Chris Faulknor, Editor cfaulknor@boynegazette.com (231) 582-2799  As you might recall, I put together a piece in honor of our upcoming election about a month ago entitled, “What I Expect From My Government Officials.” To be fair, there is plenty for them to expect from us as well. Their attempts to represent the best interests…

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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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