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    Boyne City special meeting results

    The Boyne City Commission held a special meeting on Friday Dec. 7 to consider two pressing agenda items. Commissioners approved a date change for the December Board of Review session; and they also approved Tim Faas as new Boyne City Department of Public Works Director to replace Andy Kovolski, who left, says the city, “to…

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Robert Ward Grunow, Nov. 23, 1962 – Nov. 2, 2013

Robert Ward Grunow Nov. 23, 1962 – Nov. 2, 2013 Robert Ward Grunow of Boyne City unfortunately passed away at age 50, on November 2, 2013 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey.  He was born November 23, 1962 in Petoskey the son of Marilyn J. Grunow and Robert E. Grunow.  He was a graduate…

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  • Michigan AG closes complaint against Charlevoix County Prosecutor

    By Benjamin J. Gohs News Editor The Michigan Attorney General’s Office has chosen not to take action on the apparent late filing of Charlevoix County Prosecuting Attorney Allen Telgenhof’s post-election Campaign Finance Compliance Affidavit. Boyne City resident Roger Conaway had originally filed his complaint concerning the affidavit in February; Telgenhof’s affidavit was filed on Oct….

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  • Charlevoix County wants out of Fanara vs. Jarema lawsuit

    By Benjamin J. Gohs News Editor Mediation has failed, an unspecified settlement amount has been rejected and now one of the defendants in the Charlevoix County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office sexual/gender harassment and bullying suit is looking to be dropped from the case. It is now going on 18 months since former Charlevoix County Chief-Assistant Prosecutor…

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  • Boyne City Manager’s Report, Oct. 22

    By Benjamin J. Gohs News Editor Boyne City Manager Michael Cain gave the Boyne City Commission his bi-monthly report during the commission’s regular Tuesday Oct. 22 meeting. Among the topics covered were a recent fire training exercise,   Training fire “The training house burn by the southeast corner of Pleasant and Trent went well by…

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  • Boyne City Veterans Park pavilion due diligence moves forward

    By Benjamin J. Gohs News Editor The Boyne City Commission unanimously approved a request to have an architectural study completed on the Veterans Park pavilion. This move will be the first component of the first phase of a proposed project to transform the pavilion from summer-only use to a year-round facility that would house the…

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  • It was the Detroit Tigers’ games to lose

    By Kevin Lange ‘Game On’ Believe me when I say this: This was more the Tigers’ falter than the Red Sox’s triumph. Detroit, you know exactly what I mean when saying this. Oh, now cut the chatter, Boston. I’ll show every reason. First off, if a question is ever ‘How’d a team ranked 2nd in…

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  • Northern Michigan High school football conferences to merge

      The Lake Michigan Conference and the Norwestern Conference for high school football will be merging into one mega league in 2014 By Benjamin Gohs News Editor New rivalries, more competition and less hectic scheduling could all result from the plan to merge two of the region’s high school football conferences next season. While some of…

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  • MDEQ hearing on Kirtland emission levels

    By Benjamin J. Gohs News Editor Wood Pellet manufacturer Kirtland Products is looking to have some of its emissions levels modified to allow for an increase in particulate matter on some equipment while lowering its aggregate output. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is currently accepting public comments on the matter between now and the…

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  • Boyne City Manager’s report for Oct. 8

    Boyne City Manager Michael Cain’s regular report to the Boyne City Commission on Tuesday Oct. 8 included an update on the Kirtland Products issue and a grant application intended to improve Sunset Park. Kirtland “Since our last city commission (meeting) our motion for reconsideration of looking for a clarification and/or a reversal of the circuit…

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  • Neighbors working together in Boyne City

    ‘My Two Cents’  By Chris Faulknor The community of Boyne City is a godsend for anyone in need. I know we’ve heard it before. You know, the same bit about the same list of people that will help almost anybody no matter that is troubling them. You know who they are–the ones working every single…

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  • LexaMar to add 42 jobs

    By Benjamin Gohs News Editor LexaMar Corporation of Boyne City applied for and was granted a 12-year industrial facilities exemption by the Boyne City Commission on Tuesday Oct. 8. This tax abatement, the latest of several requests by some of Boyne City’s larger businesses seeking to have the amount of taxes they pay reduced, is…

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  • Health Insurance Marketplace

    Amid the controversy and uncertainty of health care reform, the Health Department of Northwest Michigan has one clear objective: To help people across Northern Michigan navigate the complex but important process of enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace, which opens for business this week.

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  • Opinions of Strangers – City Commission

    The Opinions of Strangers is a weekly feature showing the opinions of random people throughout the Boyne City community. Do you have a question you would like to see answered by the masses? Send it to editor@boynegazette.com  

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  • Frost Case Dismissed

    The lawsuit against Charlevoix 33rd Circuit Judge Richard M. Pajtas was recently dismissed by United States District Judge Robert J. Jonker of the Western District of Michigan, Southern Division.

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  • Child abuse charge filed

    Steven Cronk, 27, of Boyne City, is charged with child abuse in the second degree regarding his daughter who was three months old at the time of the alleged incident.

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  • America: follow your path to glory without me

    I watched the 1957 classic Paths of Glory starring Kirk Douglas the other day. This brilliant picture follows an American soldier fighting in World War I. And, as bad as, if not worse than, the psychological pressure of life in the trenches and the dangers posed by German bullets and poisonous gas, was Douglas’ commanding officer. His…

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  • Boyne City Glen’s plans major upgrades

    By Benjamin J. Gohs News Editor The Boyne City location of Glen’s Markets is planning some major upgrades to its current facility along Lake Street. The proposed building addition, drive-through window amenity and 14-by-30-foot cooler have been approved by the Boyne City Planning Commission. “What they would like to do is enclose a an area…

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  • Charlevoix County 2013 Apportionment Report

    By Benjamin J. Gohs News Editor The recent drops in overall value of Charlevoix County’s village, cities and townships has caused a decrease in taxes collected across  the county of 2.09 percent from last year. Charlevoix County Assistant Equalization Director Jeff Grimm apprised commissioners of the county’s 2013 apportionment report which details the city and…

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  • Boyne City to hold public hearing on cemetery gates; policy

    By Benjamin J. Gohs News Editor Should there be more stringent rules on who can enter Maple Lawn Cemetery and when they can enter it? That question was discussed by the Boyne City Commission during its regular Tuesday Oct. 22 meeting, resulting in the scheduling of a public hearing on the matter for Tuesday Dec….

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  • Michigan lawmakers in action

    • Senate Bill 307, Let more cities impose additional public safety property tax: Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate To allow cities with less than 70,000 residents impose “special assessment” property taxes to pay for police and fire services. These taxes would be imposed over and above regular property taxes, and require voter approval….

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  • BC Commission candidates speak out

    By Benjamin J. Gohs News Editor Three incumbents of, and one challenger to, the Boyne City Commission met on Monday Oct. 14, in the Boyne District Library to answer questions from the forum’s moderators and audience members. Businessman Don Ryde is challenging incumbents Boyne City Mayor Ron Grunch, Boyne City Commissioner Laura Sansom, and Boyne…

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  • Boyne City audit reveals finances in good shape

    By Benjamin Gohs News Editor A report on Boyne City’s financial position was presented during the Boyne City Commission’s regular Tuesday Oct. 8 meeting. According to auditing firm Anderson, Tackman & Company, the city finances are in order. “In our opinion, based on our report and the report of other auditors, the financial statements ……

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  • Homemade moonshine gone wrong

    This excerpt from the new book of short humor stories entitled “I’m So Great & Other Delusions” originally appeared in the Charlevoix Courier Newspaper. ‘Stranger’s Brew’ By Benjamin J. Gohs They say spring is right around the proverbial corner, but it’s snowing as I write this and, like many of you, I am in week three…

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  • Will Boyne City get a dog park?

    By Benjamin Gohs News Editor Could Boyne City be getting a new dog park at Avalanche Park? Boyne City Public Works Superintendent Andy Kovolski recommended that the Boyne City Commission direct city staff to work with a citizens committee to compile a detailed proposal for a possible dog park project. “We’ve had some interest in…

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  • Let the dredging begin in Boyne City

    By Benjamin Gohs News Editor Ryba Marine Construction Co. was awarded the Boyne City F. Grant Moore Municipal Marina dredging job at a cost of $159,965 on Tuesday Oct. 8. Ryba, which came in as the low bid—the highest amount of the four bids was R.B. Lyons at $191,590—moved its equipment into the marina last…

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  • BC Forum

    Voters will have the opportunity to decide whether all three incumbent Boyne City Commission officials remain in office—but not before the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce and the Boyne City Gazette newspaper co-sponsor and host a candidates forum.

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  • H2O $1.3 Million

    The meeting which began as an opportunity for customers of the Walloon Lake Water System (WLWS) to learn details of a settlement regarding system owner Dennis Lee Hass’ recently dismissed case ended with a discussion over the possibility of buying his water system.

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  • State of BC

    The usual cast of local dignitaries was joined by a new face to give an official’s-eye overview of the state of Boyne City.

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  • Robert E. Pearson

    Robert E. Pearson, MD, a former resident and the only physician in Boyne City from 1953 to 1966, passed away at his home in Grand Rapids on August 31, 2013, at the age of 90.Dr. Pearson was a proud member of “The Greatest Generation”, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, World War II veteran, pilot, physician, and…

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  • Sue a judge?

    Suing an officer of the court may be a road less traveled but one local descendant of poet Robert Frost is hoping to win a nearly $3 million settlement against a Charlevoix judge.

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  • Thwarted

    You can read the press release on the Boyne City home invasion everyone else has, or you can get the full story and exclusive interview in The Boyne City Gazette!

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