Upcoming workshops highlight coastal resiliency for property owners
EMMET COUNTY — Thanks to grant funding, the Emmet County Planning and Zoning department will host four workshops for property owners with land on Lake Michigan to help bolster coastal resilience. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy recently awarded...
Points North: The Legend of Heike’s Tombs
Points North is a biweekly podcast about the land, water and inhabitants of the Great Lakes. This episode was shared here with permission from Interlochen Public Radio. Sometime in the mid-1900s, Henry J. Heike moved to the northwoods of Cheboygan, Michigan. There, he began to receive various religious visions from Jesus Christ, Mary, and Joseph. Heike, a bricklayer from Detroit, decided to commemorate those experiences by building great stone monuments.
Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch commemorates 10th anniversary
NORTHERN MICHIGAN — This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch group, which monitors one of the best spots in the country for migrating bird species. Because of the Mackinac Straits' unique geographic position, thousands of birds can be found crossing between Michigan's two peninsulas during their annual migrations. ...
Emmet County Democratic Party offers scholarships
EMMET COUNTY — The Emmet County Democratic Party will once again award three $500 college scholarships to Emmet County seniors attending any Emmet County public high school. The schools are Alanson, Harbor Springs, Mackinaw City, Pellston and Petoskey high schools,. The two Academic Scholarships criteria include academic achievement, school...
Library Lines: Learn all about lampreys
Did you know that sea lampreys, a parasitic fish native to the Atlantic Ocean, are present in the Cheboygan River downstream of the lock and dam? There is also a considerably smaller captive population of sea lampreys upstream of the lock and dam in the upper Cheboygan River (Pigeon, Sturgeon and Maple...
Cheboygan County Sheriff recognizes staff members for hard work, dedication
CHEBOYGAN — During the Cheboygan County Board of Commissioners meeting on Feb. 27, Cheboygan County Sheriff Tim Cook and Undersheriff Josh Ginop singled out three members of the department to commend for their hard work and dedication. The first to be recognized was Jail Administrator Lt. Brenda Beckwith. “Lt....
Emmet County prosecuting attorney retires after 40 years of service
PETOSKEY — After decades of service at the Emmet County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, current prosecuting attorney Jim Linderman has announced his retirement. Linderman said he first thought about becoming an attorney as a junior in high school. Originally from Harbor Springs, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Minnesota and an MBA in finance from Indiana University.
Skier dies after suffering head injury at Northern Michigan resort
HARBOR SPRINGS — A man died after being injured while skiing at a Northern Michigan resort. The incident occurred on a black diamond run at The Highlands at Harbor Springs resort at about 8:42 p.m. on Feb. 25, the resort’s director of communications, Erin Ernst, confirmed to MLive.
Two Michigan Flower Festivals in the Running for Best in U.S.
Soon enough, blossoms will be blooming in the Mitten State. Get your floral fix at these two flower festivals in Michigan getting national attention!. "What's the Best Flower Festival in the U.S.?" is the topic of a new USA Today and 10Best Readers Poll. A panel of experts has selected...
Emmet County Residents: 57th Circuit Court Seeking New Prosecuting Attorney
The 57th Circuit Court is hiring a Prosecuting Attorney for Emmet County. The job involves representing Michigan's people in prosecuting those accused of breaking state criminal laws. The Prosecuting Attorney will also serve as a legal advisor to Emmet County's law enforcement agencies and manage a team of Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys, clerical staff, and a Victim’s Rights Advocate.
Breaking down the district tournament for each Cheboygan area girls basketball team
CHEBOYGAN – March is officially here. And that means district action is about to get underway with Cheboygan area girls basketball teams who are hoping to capture championships over the course of the next week. With the postseason starting on Monday, here’s a look at each area team and its district chances....
Petoskey to add 60 new housing units by 2025
Emmet County is currently facing a housing shortage of over 3,000 units, according to a study from Bowen National Research. But one local organization is working to address the housing gap through a project that would add 60 new units in Petoskey. The Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation recently started...
The coldest February in Emmet County history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
Alanson man arrested for stealing truck and parking it at someone else’s house, state police say
EMMET COUNTY — On Feb. 14, a trooper from the Michigan State Police Gaylord Post was called to a residence on Valley Road in Littlefield Township to take a report of a missing person. While at the residence, a vehicle was being reported stolen nearby, troopers said. The vehicle, a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado dump truck, was later reported as being at a residence on Ayr Road in Alanson, troopers said. The property owner stated 34-year-old Colin Matthew Peterson from Alanson had asked him if he could park the truck at this residence. The property owner became suspicious and later saw the truck had been reported as stolen on Facebook, he said. He contacted the truck’s owner and notified him where his truck was, troopers said.
Chance to keep building program runs out on Harbor Springs boys in district final
CHARLEVOIX — It was never going to be a one step process for the Harbor Springs boys’ basketball program turning things around. After all, it was only four years ago that the Rams collected just four wins over the course of the season. They bumped up to 10 wins the year after, then 13 a season ago as the bricks were being laid. ...
City of Cheboygan Seeks Proposals for Professional Services for Local River & Children's Trail Project
The City of Cheboygan is seeking proposals for Prime Professional Services. They need a licensed landscape architect, architect, or engineer. This professional will serve as the Professional Services Contractor (PSC) for a specific project. The project is the Universal Access to Cheboygan River & Children’s Trail – Phase II. Proposals must be submitted by March 28, 2024.
'Bella's just awesome': Ecker playing best basketball at right time for Cheboygan girls
CHEBOYGAN – Just about every basketball player goes through a frustrating point in their career. For Bella Ecker, her tough stretch came earlier this season when she thought she wasn’t doing enough for the team. Combining that with an ankle injury she suffered, the first half of her campaign wasn’t up to her standards. ...
Bear Creek Township voters pass $4M bond for new fire station and community hub
EMMET COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Voters in Emmet County's Bear Creek Township had a bond proposal on the ballot for a new fire station. 61% voted "yes" while 39% voted "no." The bond would raise more than $4 million at 52 cents of every $1,000 taxable value. The township has...
Mackinac Co. man accused of ‘online relationship’ with Texas 12-year-old, bestiality
A Mackinac County teenager has been arrested a host of crimes after accusations of exchanging sexually explicit media with a young girl who lives in Texas, according to the county’s sheriff.
Hastings: Stories in the stones — Remembering a rocky tomb
“I have come to believe that you are the Messiah, God’s Only Begotten, the One who is coming into the world.” — John 11:27 The Inclusive Bible. From the rock in Caesarea Philippi where Peter had acknowledged Jesus’ true identity, Jesus and the disciples traveled toward Jerusalem. Near sundown as Sabbath began, they arrived in Bethany at the home of Jesus’ dear friends, Mary, Martha and Lazarus.