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Remembering a Northern Michigan cowboy

Beauford. Don't ask me to explain the significance of that word, because I can't. All I know is that in the years before my friend Brian Beyer died, he told me that he always planned on writing a book so people wouldn't forget him, and that is what he was going to call it. He never got around to wri


Boyne City Police reports Feb. 26 - March 4

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 424 Investigate domestic violence complaint that had occurred on earlier date in the 300 block of E Division. 1104 Assist EMS in the 700 block of Vogel St 1456 Citation issued for speed on Boyne Av in the school zone. 1508 Concerns expressed over the welfare of an elde


Boyne going from operator to owner of six resorts, including two in Maine

BOYNE FALLS, Mich. - Boyne Resorts has announced an agreement with Ski Resort Holdings, LLC, an affiliate of Oz Real Estate, to acquire six mountain resorts and a scenic chairlift attraction currently leased by the resort company. According to a written statement from Boyne, as operator of the asset


Body of man found in bag in mid-Michigan identified

SEVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say a body found in a large plastic bag in mid-Michigan was that of a northern Michigan man. They say a hospital and the Michigan State Police latent print division helped identify 67-year-old Robert Jack Counterman Jr. on Tuesday. His last known address wa


Boyne Falls Village gravel issue prompts legal opinion, police investigation

Village of Boyne Falls Trustee Mike Kondrat brought the matter to light at the village council's Feb. 13 meeting by asking whether the village clerk had paid for several tons of gravel she took in July 2017. Taylor did not say, during the meeting, how much, or when, she paid. In the days followin


Boyne goes from operator to owner of Sugarloaf, Sunday River, Loon

BOYNE FALLS, Mich. - Sugarloaf and Sunday River resorts in Maine are among the properties being acquired by Boyne Resorts. Boyne has announced an agreement with Ski Resort Holdings, LLC, an affiliate of Oz Real Estate, to acquire six mountain resorts and a scenic chairlift attraction currently lease


Man to face charges in shooting

BELLAIRE - One man is dead and another soon may face charges in his killing. Antrim County Undersheriff Dean Pratt said a 64-year-old Mancelona man died Monday after he was shot inside his Chestonia Township home and a 29-year-old Mancelona man likely will be charged in his death. Authorities believ


Northern Living in Brief: 03/11/2018

Education scholarships available CEDAR - Students can apply for the 2018 Ed and Irene Fleis Education Fund scholarships through April 30. Half of the scholarships go to students with Centerville and Solon lineal connections and half are awarded to others from Leelanau County. Selection is based on f


Hotel Walloon Presents The Last Good Country: Walloon Lake, An Ernest Hemingway Occasion

Photo by Hotel Walloon Hotel Walloon is pleased to present The Last Good Country: Walloon Lake, an Ernest Hemingway Occasion. This third annual event celebrating Ernest Hemingway's connection to the Northern Michigan area will take place Friday, April 27 through Sunday, April 29th. The three-day eve


Suspect in Antrim County shooting charged

ANTRIM COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A man accused of shooting two people, killing one of them, in Antrim County was formally charged Wednesday. Robert Gerring, 29 from Mancelona, was arraigned on nine charges stemming from a shooting Saturday afternoon. According to Michigan State Police, Gerring b