Boyne area Labor Day Weekend packed with fun

Whether you’re interested in the roar of the drag strip or the quiet majesty of a stroll past classic cars, a miniature bridge walk and pig roast or the fun and excitement of an authentic triathlon, the Boyne Area has some of the best Labor Day weekend entertainment and family-friendly events around. Start out the…

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  • Boyne Arts Collective student art show

    On Friday, Aug. 28, at 6 p.m. there will be an opening for a new show featuring the students of June Storm who participated in classes at the Boyne Arts Collective this year. There will be a wide variety of original art. Something for everyone! We have also planned to show the cute Orangutans, Giraffes,…

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  • Rep. Triston Cole: fracking safe; stronger federal legislation not needed

    The 105th District Michigan State Representative Triston Cole (R-Mancelona) recently wrote the following opinion column concerning hydraulic fracturing in Michigan. State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, was recently selected by Michigan House Speaker Kevin Cotter, to serve on the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) for the 2015-2016 biennium. By Triston Cole Recently, at the National…

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  • Will the Dennis Hass Walloon Water System extortion case be reopened?

    At least one party being sued by Dennis and Kathleen Hass, over their claims that they were being forced into selling their Walloon Lake Water System, isn’t just sitting around and waiting for a court date. According to an Aug. 11 letter from Boyne City attorney Thomas Schraw—on behalf of defendant Gale Charbonneau—he is requesting…

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  • NO DEAL: Walloon Water suit claims conspiracy of police, township, prosecutor and users

      “Defendants … engaged in concerted action through letters, communications, demands, offers and prosecutions to force plaintiffs to sell their property to the (Melrose) Township. The fairness or not of any offer or purchase is irrelevant. Plaintiffs did not want to sell,” The Hasses state in their court filing. “These concerted and extra-legal (illegal) attempts…

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  • Sheriff needs help solving breaking and entering case

    The Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office is looking for help from the public to solve a breaking and entering that occurred on Flagg Road in Charlevoix County. Sometime in July a thief entered a cabin on Flagg Road near Sequanota Road and took a new wood stove, a picture frame with a clock on it, a…

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  • Boyne Air Industrial Park drainage project begins

    Benjamin Gohs News Editor A new project at Boyne City’s 120-acre Air Industrial Park is expected to improve drainage in several areas across the property. The project, estimated at $327,322, is expected to be completed by early September. “We will be building storm sewer from the bottom of the ravine, up the ravine to the…

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  • Charlevoix armed robbery case back in court

    Benjamin Gohs News Editor On the morning of Friday Aug. 7, 33rd Circuit Court Judge Roy C. Hayes III sentenced Dennis Robert McKee, 20, of Charlevoix, to prison for 36 to 120 months for his role in an armed robbery that occurred at the Charlevoix E-Z Mart on March 26, 2013.  

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  • Trail making & financial presentation in Boyne Aug. 14 & 15

    Beth Gohs Staff Writer A presentation by the Top of Michigan Mountain Bike Association (TOMMBA) will give a presentation to the community about the importance of trails and a workshop where people can help hand-build a trail. All are welcome to attend the presentation at 2 p.m. on Friday Aug. 14, and the trail-building workshop…

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  • Big plans for Boyne City’s Waterfront

    Benjamin Gohs News Editor The future of Boyne City’s waterfront was again discussed during a public informational session on Tuesday July 21 in Sunset Park. Luke Forest of the Michigan Municipal League opened the meeting with a recap of the process thus far. “Earlier this year we had the workshop up at the high school…

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  • Woofstock and Poochfest combined this year for Aug. 1

    Beth Gohs Staff Writer With only a $10 admission, you can enjoy the multitude of events at Poochfest and WoofStock, the fun lasts from noon to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday Aug. 1 located at Mackinaw Trail Winery. The events are paired together this year, and will include all the popular events like the dachsie derby…

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  • Street Beats 14th annual begins Aug. 27

    Originally called “Dancing in the Street” the Street Beats event is now in its 14th year. Join in for the music and fun of the Street Beat event in downtown Boyne City at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday July 30 and Thursday Aug. 27. “Why not come down?” said event organizer Cindi Malin. “There is no…

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  • Boyne’s antique fly wheeler festival

    Come celebrate mechanical marvels and artistic designs with the Northern Michigan Antique Flywheelers club as they host the 28th annual Antique Tractor Engine and Craft Show. The show is held July 23 through July 26 on the grounds of U.S.-131, just south of Walloon Lake. “The festival is promoting all versions and brands of tractors,”…

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  • Boyne City street projects and parks ordinance

    Benjamin Gohs News Editor The Court Street reconstruction project, Division flooding issue, and changes to the city’s parks ordinance topped the Boyne City Commission’s Tuesday July 14 meeting. Following are the highlights of last week’s meeting.  

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  • Boyne City Commission candidates speak out

    Benjamin Gohs News Editor Four of the six candidates running for two Boyne City commission seats attended a candidate forum hosted by the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce and the Boyne City Gazette last week. Incumbents Derek Gaylord and Tom Neidhamer, as well as challengers Leslie Neilson and Gary Mellon, answered numerous questions during the…

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  • OBITUARY: Oliver Orville Davis

    Oliver Orville Davis July 15, 1924 — June 26, 2015 Oliver Orville Davis, 90, of Nashville, formerly of Saint Louis, Michigan, slipped away to be with his Lord, Friday, June 26, 2015 at his home. He was born July 15, 1924 to Frederick and Alexandrine Duquette Davis, in Manistique, MI; the youngest of ten children….

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  • 48 days to opine on Boyne City’s Master Plan

    Benjamin Gohs News Editor Boyne City residents, stakeholders, business owners and visitors are encouraged to share their comments and questions regarding the city’s latest master plan draft. A comment period of at least 63 days from Tuesday June 23—when the document was officially released to the Boyne City Commission—must remain open for public comment on…

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