• Ellsworth raises funds necessary to create new community square

    Citizens in Ellsworth are enjoying a new public park following a successful crowdfunding campaign This August, the Ellsworth community set out to raise over $60,000 to support plans for the first phase of a new community square which would turn a blighted lot into a beautiful public park in the heart of their downtown. Through…

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  • Michael Flaherty PhD to lead substance abuse workshop at Charlevoix library

    Please plan to attend our Friday, Oct. 2 community workshop on “Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC): Promoting Recovery from Addictions in Northwest Lower Michigan.” This workshop is open to all who are concerned and interested in addressing substance abuse issues in our communities. Michael Flaherty PhD, Clinical Psychologist, from Pennsylvania will be our workshop…

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  • Boyne City Ramblers to meet St. Francis in Traverse City

    The Boyne City Gazette has been notified by Boyne City Public Schools officials that they have been receiving numerous communications from people confused over the time, date and location of this week’s Boyne City Ramblers Varsity Football game. The correct information is as follows: The Boyne City Ramblers Varsity Football game with Traverse City St….

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  • Free youth hockey clinics

    Otsego County Hockey Association (OCHA) invites boys and girls ages 4 to 10 years old from 1:30 p.m. to 2:20 p.m. to Otsego County Sportsplex Ice Arena on Saturday Oct. 3 and 5:30 p.m. to 6:20 p.m. on Wednesday Oct. 7 for the “Try Hockey For Free” clinic to experience ice hockey for the first…

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  • Hi-tech new warning system coming to US-131 and Intertown Road

      What do the F-22 fighter jet and the US-131/Intertown Road intersection south of Petoskey have in common? Soon they’ll share a radar detection system that will warn drivers of traffic at the intersection ahead, well before they ever see the vehicles. In the first use of the technology in the state, the Michigan Department…

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  • Still time to join last adopt-a-highway cleaning

    Michigan: Final Adopt-A-Highway cleanup of year starts Saturday Fast facts: – The final Adopt-A-Highway of the year is Sept. 26-Oct. 4. – Adopt-A-Highway volunteers collect about 70,000 bags of trash each year – a $5 million dollar annual value for the state. – Sections of highway are still available to adopt. Go to www.michigan.gov/adoptahighway for…

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  • Boyne City Police calls September 7 – 13

    Monday, September 7 0515 Assisted EMS in the 800 block of S Park St. 0925 Report of two small children crawling in and out of the window in the 1400 block of Pleasant Av 1004 Distempered raccoon in the 800 block of Thompson St. 1017 MDOP and Trespass complaint on Stewart St. 1145 Report of…

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  • Charlevoix County College Sports

    BY CHRIS GRABER, SPECIAL TO THE BOYNE CITY GAZETTE The Charlevoix County Sports Digest is an exclusive feature which appears twice monthly in the pages of the Boyne City Gazette. This unique sports round-up looks at the performance and stats of Charlevoix County graduates who now play sports a the college level.    

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  • EDUStaff seeks substitute teachers

    SUBS NEEDED TODAY! EDUStaff is seeking substitute teachers and more throughout school districts in Northern Michigan! Please visit www.EDUStaff.org and click on “Start Application” or call 877.974.6338 with questions.

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  • Wilson Township taking snow plow bids

    WILSON TOWNSHIP ACCEPTING BIDS SNOW REMOVAL Wilson Township is now accepting bids for SNOW REMOVAL at the township hall/park for the 2015 – 2016 Winter Season. The hall is located at 02530 Fall Park Road, Boyne City, MI 49712. Bids will be opened during the Wilson Township Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday, October 14,…

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  • Charlevoix history exhibit explores Todd pioneer family history

    The Charlevoix County History Preservation Society (CCHPS) at Raven Hill Discovery Center presents a new exhibit:  90 Years ~ Todd Pioneer Family History! You are invited for the Opening Ceremony at 5 p.m. on Sunday Sept. 27, in Raven Hill Discovery Center’s Warren Loranger Great Room. This special event night is free and open to the public….

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  • Lisa King chosen as Boyne elementary school principal

    BY BETH GOHS, STAFF WRITER Lisa King has taken over as the new Boyne City Public Elementary principal for the 2015-16 year. King, of Topinabee, completed her student teaching requirement at Inland Lakes and has substituted at Inland Lakes and Wolverine schools.    

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  • Gov. Snyder in Germany: Daimler North America moving HQ to Michigan

    State opens Michigan Europe Center to promote trade and investment FRANKFURT – Daimler North America Corporation, the holding company for all of the company’s business units in the United States, will move its headquarters to Michigan from New Jersey, Gov. Rick Snyder announced as he completed an investment mission trip to Japan and Germany. “Michigan…

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  • Michigan pipeline safety advisory board formed

    Gov. Rick Snyder: Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board will help protect Great Lakes, natural resources Agreement reached to ensure heavy crude will not pass through Mackinac Straits Gov. Rick Snyder recently issued an executive order creating the Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board and announced an agreement with Enbridge Energy Co. to further preserve and protect…

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  • In the age of ‘free’ content … you get what you pay for

    BY CHRIS FAULKNOR & BENJAMIN J. GOHS You may have noticed our brand new mobile-friendly website is now up and running. You may have also noticed that we charge for access to many articles on our website—something we’ve been doing for years—and, at first, some of you might find that upsetting since so much online…

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  • Michigan Senate adopts Wayne Schmidt’s Indian Day resolution

    The state Senate on Thursday adopted a resolution sponsored by Sen. Wayne Schmidt to establish the fourth Friday in September as Michigan Indian Day. Representatives from twelve Native American tribes from throughout the state were at the Capitol for the occasion, and Bay Mills Indian Community Pipe Carrier Dwight Bucko Teeple led the Senate invocation….

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  • Char-Em Day of Caring thanks

    The Char-Em United Way thanks those who made this year’s Day of Caring a success Editor: The 12th Annual Day of Caring connected over 500 volunteers in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties to dozens of service projects with local non-profit community agencies, the elderly community, cities and counties. Held on the National Day of Service and…

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  • Charlevoix Area Hospital to be part of Munson Healthcare System

    Charlevoix Area Hospital, Munson Healthcare Reach Final Agreement Charlevoix hospital will fully integrate into Munson Healthcare system Charlevoix Area Hospital (CAH) and Munson Healthcare have approved an agreement under which Charlevoix Area Hospital will join Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital, Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital, Munson Medical Center, and Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital as fully integrated hospitals…

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  • BOYNE CITY: Toxic playground public meeting

    A public informational session concerning the fate of Boyne City’s community playground has just been announced. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday Sept. 30 at Boyne City Hall, located at 319 North Lake St. in Boyne City. A meeting will be held to discuss information Boyne City officials have gathered since the closing…

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  • Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder meets Chinese leaders in Seattle

    Gov. Rick Snyder part of bipartisan delegation discussing economic development with Chinese president Five U.S. governors meet with President Xi Jinping, Chinese leaders   Gov. Rick Snyder is part of a bipartisan delegation of U.S. governors that met with Chinese President Xi Jinping and six Chinese governors in Seattle to discuss economic development opportunities that…

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  • Are energy ads misleading Michigan public?

    Citizens for Michigan’s Energy Future Ad Shows Utilities are Behind Bad Energy Bills Ad seeks to mislead public to support bills that eliminate Michigan’s renewable energy, energy efficiency standards Citizens for Michigan’s Energy Future (CMEF), a utility front group, released an ad this month calling for public support for legislation introduced in the Michigan House…

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  • Boyne on the Water concepts – Full meeting details

    BY BENJAMIN J. GOHS, NEWS EDITOR Community ideas about the future of Boyne City’s waterfront have been turned into concepts which could eventually become reality. Since late spring, city officials, community members and design experts have been in discussions on a major planning process—dubbed “Boyne on the Water”—that involves Peninsula Park, Veterans Park, Sunset Park…

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  • Charlevoix County Events

    If you have an event you would like included in the print edition of the Boyne City Gazette and online, e-mail the time/date/place and any other pertinent information and photos to editor@boynegazette.com. Drop off fliers and hard copies of photos at 5 West Main St., Suite #7, Boyne City, MI 49712 New Event Chair Yoga…

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  • Antique-Flywheelers Student Harvest Days

    The Flywheelers are hosting the 19th Annual Student Harvest Days on September 21, 22, 23, 24, 2015 at the club’s show ground on U.S. 131, just north of Boyne Falls, MI. Nearly 1,200 students, 60 teachers, and 130 chaperones from 34 schools in Northern Michigan have been invited to attend this educational program. Children who…

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  • T-Mobile proposed antennas notice

    T-MOBILE NOTICE PROPOSED ANTENNAS T-Mobile is proposing to install LTE antennas on the top of an existing water tower at 1642 South US Highway 131; Petoskey, Michigan 49770. T-Mobile is seeking comments from all interested persons on the impact of the proposed tower on any districts, sites, buildings, structures, or objects significant in American history,…

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  • Jordan River Arts Council honors artists and patron of arts

    Four special people were lauded for their contributions to the arts and to the mission of the Jordan River Arts Council during the Annual Meeting on Sunday, Sept. 13. Honorees included Betty Beeby (in memoriam), Peggy Midener, Don Smith and Bonnie Staffel. The meeting took place on the new patio and in native plant garden…

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  • Gamrat’s lawyer: Cindy was ‘essentially stoned’

    Attorney wonders why a rush to expel Gamrat despite staff lawyer recommending a censure OPINION BY CINDY GAMRAT’S ATTORNEY MICHAEL J. NICHOLS The recent resignation of Republican State Representative Todd Courser and the expulsion of Republican State Representative Cindy Gamrat leave a bad taste for me. Questions about the role of the House Speaker’s Office…

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  • Bernard “Ben” Leroy Hansen July 16, 1955 – Sept. 14, 2015

    Bernard “Ben” Leroy Hansen, 60 of Traverse City, died from Bladder Cancer on Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. He was born on July 16, 1955 in Traverse City the son of Bernard L. Sr. and Rita (Crouch) Hansen. Ben previously worked with the City of Frankfort, Habitat for Humanity in Mexico, Interlochen State Park and Joyful…

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  • 4th Annual Boyne City Empty Bowls Project

    Organizers of the 4th Annual Boyne City Empty Bowls Project invite you to a community meal and fundraiser from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 3 in the community room at the Boyne District Library. During the summer, community members made 72 bowls, at the Friday night Stroll the Streets events and the SOBO…

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  • Dr. Dennis Hudson Cadreau Jan. 22, 1953 — Aug. 26, 2015

    Dr. Dennis Hudson Cadreau Jan. 22, 1953 — Aug. 26, 2015 Dennis was visiting his family in Laguna Beach for a long weekend from E. Jordan, Michigan. A body surfing accident at Divers Cove left him paralyzed and after a sixteen day battle he died from complications of his injuries. He was 62 years old….

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  • Boyne Arts Collective finds new home near Boyne City Ace Hardware

    BY BETH GOHS, STAFF WRITER Nearly homeless, the Boyne Arts Collective (BAC) will now have a new location—at least temporarily—in downtown Boyne City. Just three weeks before they were about to lose the home of their beloved art center, Boyne Arts Collective officials found a generous building owner with space just a few blocks from their…

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  • Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder taking business trips to Japan, Germany

    Gov. Rick Snyder leads investment mission to Japan, Germany to strengthen relationships, boost investment Focus on growing markets for Michigan-made goods LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder is leading an investment mission to Japan and Germany focusing on strengthening trade relationships and attracting job-creating business investments and looking to expand markets for Michigan-made goods. Snyder…

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  • Michigan History for Kids magazine recently launched

    Lansing, Mich.—The Historical Society of Michigan (HSM) announces the release of Michigan History for Kids magazine and its accompanying website, www.michigankids.org. Aimed at children in third and fourth grades, where state history is taught in Michigan’s schools, Michigan History for Kids goes beyond the textbooks, exploring the history and heritage of all Michigan’s peoples. The…

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  • Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners passes $1.08 million child care budget

    BY BENJAMIN J. GOHS, NEWS EDITOR The Charlevoix County Board of commissioners recently approved the 2015-2016 Child Care Budget at an estimated cost of $1,080,596—but what is that tax money used for? According to Michigan 7th Probate/Family Court Judge Frederick R. Mulhauser, the local probate court—which covers both Emmet and Charlevoix counties—has exclusive jurisdiction of…

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