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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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    #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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    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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    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

Boyne on its way to ‘Redevelopment Ready’ status

Benjamin Gohs News Editor The Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) Community Assessment Report is in—and Boyne City fared fairly well. According to the report—released on March 14—Boyne City was one of just 36 communities throughout the State of Michigan to apply for this Michigan Economic Development Corporation program, and one of only eight to have been…

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  • Grant sought for third phase of Boyne City to US-31 non-motorized trail

    Benjamin Gohs News Editor County officials are applying for $300,000 in Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant moneys to help cover costs of the third phase of the proposed Boyne City to US-31 non-motorized trail. A public hearing on phase III was held during the Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting on…

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  • Boyne City man charged in brother’s death; Christopher Mellon Grice facing involuntary manslaughter charge

    The Boyne City man accused of killing his brother shortly before Christmas was arraigned on Friday March 14 in Charlevoix’s 90th District Court after having been arrested on Thursday March 13. The 29-year-old Christopher Mellon Grice is charged with involuntary manslaughter related to the death of his brother William Benjamin Grice. “We wanted to wait…

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  • Grants, street & sewer work, Old City Park improvements top Boyne City Commission meeting agenda

    Benjamin Gohs News Editor The Boyne City Commission convened for its bimonthly meeting on Tuesday March 11, during which numerous items of interest were discussed. Among the various items of interest were an ISD millage renewal, Old City Park improvements, Mountain Mayhem expansion request, infrastructure grant moneys and new street and sewer projects. The meeting…

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  • Health care, EMS, broadband and trails top topics of Charlevoix County elected leader/officials summit

    Benjamin Gohs News Editor The annual Charlevoix County Officials and Elected Leaders Summit was recently held in Boyne City. Officials discussed a variety of topics including health insurance, water quality, communication, county administration, trails, broadband and ambulance services. “Health care—it is a constantly moving target,” said summit co-host Robin Berry, the Chapter Chair of the…

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  • Boyne City area plane crash felony photography charges dropped against Damien Leist

    The Charlevoix County Prosecutor’s Office issued a joint statement, early last week, announcing the dismissal of charges related to a recent plane crash. Charlevoix County Prosecuting Attorney Allen Telgenhof, in the Tuesday March 4 release, stated that the charges were dismissed against Damien Leist, an employee of the Charlevoix County News. Prosecutors had alleged that…

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  • 2014 Boyne City Irish Heritage Festival March 9-17

    Megan Wilson Contributing Writer It’s time to get your green on once again as Boyne City celebrates its 7th annual Irish Heritage Week. “There’s a variety of events, and we kind of expanded it to a week-long umbrella of events that relate to Boyne’s history,” said Hugh Conklin, Director of Boyne City’s Main Street Program…

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  • Walloon Lake Water System customers closer to a deal

    Benjamin Gohs News Editor Nearly 30 Walloon Lake Water System customers recently voted to go forward with a plan to purchase the system for $1.3 million. The Melrose Township Board of Trustees convened Tuesday Feb. 25 to give customers—of the water system currently owned by Dennis Lee Hass—a rundown of potential costs to buy the…

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  • Boyne City Public Schools Superintendent rated “Effective”

    Boyne City Public Schools Superintendent Peter Moss was rated as “effective” according to his latest performance evaluation. The Boyne City Public Schools Board of Education recently released the results of Moss’ evaluation in a Tuesday Feb. 18 memo. “In the coming months, continued focus will be paid to student growth and achievement, student/parent feedback and…

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  • Boyne City awards two bids on phase I of marina renovation

    Benjamin Gohs News Editor A contractor has been chosen to undertake phase one of Boyne City’s marina renovation project. Several firms bid on the plan to upgrade F. Grant Moore Municipal Marina by replacing shopper docks and renovating the piers built in the 1950s, known as “fixed fingers,” to accommodate boaters in light of decreasing…

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  • Don’t miss this act from ‘America’s Got Talent’

    What does cutting edge technology and 1000-year-old children’s tales have in common? One is interpreting the other on February 21st when Crooked Tree Arts Center presents Lightwire Theater at the Boyne City Performing Arts Center. With a special performance at 6 p.m. of “The Ugly Duckling and the Tortoise and the Hare,” this show is…

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  • Charlevoix County Commissioner Larry Sullivan owes no legal fees

    By Benjamin Gohs News Editor Larry Sullivan will not have to pay the legal fees incurred surrounding his decision to run for, win, then decline the Charlevoix City Clerk’s office while holding his position as the District 6 Charlevoix County Commissioner. The matter was settled by the county’s legal counsel Bryan Graham during the Charlevoix…

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  • Boyne City Dog Park planning process continues

    By Benjamin Gohs News Editor Boyne City Commissioners unanimously approved a motion to allow the Boyne City Dog Park Committee to further investigate issues related to a plan to create a city-owned dog park at the city’s North Boyne property. The vote followed a report by the dog committee, and public comment on the matter,…

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  • Boyne City Planning Commission highlights

    CORRECTION: The correct location for Thursday’s Joint Board and Commission meeting is listed below, in red. REMINDER: The annual Joint Board and Commission meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday Feb. 13 in the Boyne City Hall auditorium at 319 North Lake St. in Boyne City. The meeting is open to the public. By…

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  • Celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend with Chocolate-Covered Boyne

    By Megan Wilson Contributing Writer For the seventh year, Chocolate-Covered Boyne will be satisfying sweet teeth across Boyne City. “We have about forty merchants that are participating this year,” said event organizer Linn Williams. “The first year that Chocolate-Covered Boyne started we had only 14.” Restaurants and Businesses all across Boyne City will be taking…

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  • No pay raise without a balanced budget

    Courtesy of Inside Michigan Politics Democrat Pam Byrnes tells Inside Michigan Politics that Congress shouldn’t get a pay raise until after members pass a balanced budget as a way to “cut wasteful Washington spending.” The former state House Speaker pro-tem, who is challenging Tea Party favorite U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Tipton) in the 7th Congressional…

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  • MDEQ OK’s Kirtland Products emissions plan

    By Benjamin Gohs News Editor Following months of testing, taking comments and holding a public hearing on the matter, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has approved the Kirtland Products plan to modify its emissions of particulate matter. According to the MDEQ’s Air Quality Division, it received 23 written comments regarding the issue during…

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  • Discovery, promotion and demotion of Pluto

    Sixteen inches and what do you know, another week older and deeper in snow! I suppose the skies will eventually clear, but I’m at the point where I may have forgotten how to use my telescope. We can only hope we get a chance to do some night sky observing before spring arrives! On February…

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  • Karly Shorr going to Sochi, Russia for 2014 Winter Olympics

    CORRECTION: This story originally stated the slopestyle event was for skiing. It is actually for snowboarding. By Megan Wilson Contributing Writer A Michigan woman is taking her slopestyle snowboarding career to new heights this winter as she will be making an appearance at the 2014 Winter Games. Karly Shorr is a Milford native who vacations…

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  • Should Charlevoix County Commissioner Larry Sullivan pay legal fees?

    By Benjamin Gohs News Editor In a scathing letter concerning the recent Michigan Attorney General Office’s opinion that Charlevoix County Commissioner Larry Sullivan (R-District 6) cannot legally hold both his commissioner position and his newly-elected Charlevoix City Clerk position, Charlevoix County Commissioner Rich Gillespie (R-District 5) expressed his concerns over how the matter was handled. In…

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  • Michigan Attorney General’s Office: Larry Sullivan cannot hold both offices

    AG says city clerk, county commission offices incompatible per both Charlevoix City Charter and IPOA By Benjamin Gohs News Editor According to the Michigan Attorney General’s Office, Charlevoix County Commissioner Larry Sullivan (R-District 6) cannot hold office as Charlevoix City Clerk and remain a commissioner. Contacted for comment on Monday Jan. 20, Sullivan said he had…

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  • Exploring my intolerance on this MLK Day 2014

    Don’t Get Me Wrong By Benjamin Gohs News Editor I write this on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Generally this national observance is celebrated with remembrances of the man and pondering of his legacy. My reason for writing this piece on this day stems from a conversation with a good clerical acquaintance last week—a talk…

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