A broken criminal justice system? Fact vs. myth

BY CHARLEVOIX COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY ALLEN TELGENHOF Recently, President Obama spoke to the NAACP about what he and others have

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‘Loaded Weapon’ author’s memoir

By Benjamin J. Gohs, Editor You’ve probably never heard of screenwriter Don Holley. But, chances are you’ve seen his cult


Oct. 8 forum to feature Boyne City Commission candidates

Boyne City Commission Candidate Forum — 6:30 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 8, at Boyne District Library 201 East Main St.

CHARLEVOIX COUNTY: Latest on Bay Township murder

Peace at the idyllic community of Villa de Charlevoix, in Charlevoix County’s Bay Township, was fractured last week when the

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Saturday Oct. 17: Boyne City Veterans Park playground cleanup

BY BENJAMIN J. GOHS, NEWS EDITOR Boyne City will attempt to salvage its toxic playground … but, officials need your

Flu shots save lives; Get yours at local clinics this week

The Health Department of Northwest Michigan is offering immunization clinics throughout the region to help local communities prepare for this

College sporting news about Charlevoix County graduates

The Boyne City Gazette College Sports Digest is a unique, twice-monthly article highlighting the sporting endeavors of students who have

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Boyne City’s Ed Vondra: Gentle, kind and generous

BY BENJAMIN GOHS & CHRIS FAULKNOR In his poem Hallowed Ground, Thomas Campbell wrote, “To live in hearts we leave behind

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Child Life Program helps McLaren comfort sick kids

Anne Heier RN is a Child Life Specialist in the Pediatric Department of McLaren Northern, a position funded through the

Michigan Rattler (Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake) nuisance or necessary?

Michigan rattler (Easter Massasauga Rattlesnake) population dwindling U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes to List Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake as Threatened

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Love kids and books? United Way needs Literacy Corps volunteers

With the start of the new school year rapidly approaching, the Char-Em United Way Literacy corps will soon be getting

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Former Charlevoix County Commissioner Richard Gillespie sues Beaver Island’s St. James Township

BY BENJAMIN J. GOHS, NEWS EDITOR Former Charlevoix County Commissioner Richard Gillespie is suing St. James Township and board member

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Sen. Wayne Schmidt honored

The Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA) have announced 37th District Michigan State Sen. Wayne Schmidt (R-Traverse City) as its 2015 Legislator

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Boyne Main Street to ‘crowdfund’ for $50,000 bronze logger statue on Boyne River

BY BENJAMIN J. GOHS, NEWS EDITOR Main Street officials hope to immortalize the area’s timber era history with a $50,000

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Bring the kids: Kamikaze Fireflies coming to Boyne Oct. 8

Vaudeville variety show duo “Kamikaze Fireflies” opens CTAC’s 2015-2016 Performing Arts Series with a 6:30 p.m. performance on Thursday, Oct.

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Boyne pavilion project awarded Great Lakes Energy grant

People Fund grant awarded for Boyne pavilion project A $10,000 Great Lakes Energy People Fund grant is among the contributions

Senators Gary Peters, Debbie Stabenow push Great Lakes oil spill protection bill

Peters, Stabenow Introduce Bill to Protect Great Lakes From Oil Spills, Improve Pipeline Safety Legislation Bans Shipping of Crude Oil

Enbridge in Boyne talking safety, Line 5, planning

By Benjamin J. Gohs, Editor & Chris Faulknor, Publisher A day after Enbridge and nearly a dozen governmental agencies performed

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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