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Canoe, Kayak or Paddleboard at This Northern Michigan Paddle Festival

Regardless of your experience level, if you love to canoe, kayak or paddleboard, one of Northern Michigan's most popular paddling events is for you. The sixth annual Paddle Antrim Festival (Elk Rapids) is set to get underway, September 16-18. The Paddle Antrim Festival is said to be the best way to experience the Chain of Lakes Water Trail and the charming lakeside communities surrounding the trail. This is a non-competitive event that provides opportunities for all levels of paddlers to participate for one or two days and paddle 7 to 42 miles.
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Two-day paddle festival welcomes all skill levels to explore Northern Michigan’s Chain of Lakes

BELLAIRE, MICH. -- Registration is now open for one of Northern Michigan’s most popular paddling events. The Paddle Antrim Festival, now in its sixth year, showcases the rivers, lakes, and lakeside communities of the newly minted 100-mile Chain of Lakes Water Trail. The non-competitive event will take September 16th-18th, welcoming all levels of paddlers to participate over one or two days and paddle from seven miles up to 42 miles.
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Charlevoix, MIPetoskey News-Review

Health official: 'We saw a welcome decline in cases in May'

New cases of novel coronavirus in Northern Michigan drastically decreased in the month of May. According to data from the Health Department of Northwest Michigan, during May a total of 456 COVID-19 cases were reported. By comparison, April saw a total of 1,803 cases, which was the highest monthly number of cases during the pandemic in the health department's service area of Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet and Otsego counties.

Michigan Attorney Releases Bombshell Report

Michigan Attorney Matthew DePerno released new information from his investigation into the Antrim County 2020 election. In May DePerno broke the news that the Antrim County tabulator machines can be reopened after the election. The machines can then run more ballots through the tabulator, print off a new tabulator tape with new ballots, and then backdate that tape to November 3rd.
Charlevoix, MIPetoskey News-Review

Health official: Hitting vaccination goal hinges on individual choices

As vaccination efforts continue across Northern Michigan, the goal for the Health Department of Northwest Michigan remains the same. "We are still striving for the goal of 70% of the population being vaccinated," department health officer Lisa Peacock said Tuesday. "I think one thing that is important to remember is that is the minimum we need for community protection."

John Harvey Fleet

John Harvey Fleet, 81, of Bellaire passed away peacefully, Sunday, June 6, 2021, at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire. He was born June 19,1939 in Dearborn to Floyd and Alice (Parks) Fleet. John spent many summers traveling from Dearborn to Bellaire until moving here permanently in 1973. John...
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Joy Ann Glander Clayton

This devoted loving child of God passed away Friday, June 4, 2021. She was born Feb. 20, 1938. Joy was a wonderful and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. She would spend her last pennies spoiling her loved ones. Her generous heart will not be forgotten. She was an artist, chef, and many other jobs through her life. She is survived by her sisters Louise (Tom) Ernst, and Donna (Gian) Sais, her daughter Kathleen (Dan) Rick, son Kim (June) Glander. Grandchildren David (Kelly) Mathers, Samantha Mathers, Sara Cameron, Mark (Jean) Glander, Dan (Valerie) Glander, and Christina (Nathan) Sjogren. Also, 10 beloved great grandchildren.

Michigan Plaintiff William Bailey Files a Motion For Reconsideration Following New Evidence of Antrim County Ballot Fraud

Michigan attorney Matthew DePerno, on behalf of plaintiff William Bailey, files a motion [pdf available here] with Judge Kevin Eslenheimer for reconsideration of prior rulings given the nature of new evidence discovered by the legal team in Antrim County. The 42-page brief contains new findings within the data forensics of the county. Two larger items […]

Two Michigan Farm Stands Show How Politically Polarized We've Become

Two farm stands in Antrim County, about 15 miles north of Traverse City, illustrate the political polarization that haunts this nation over Covid and the November presidential election. Both sell fruit and other products. The two markets in Michigan's cherry country are 12 miles apart along Route 31. King Orchards...
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More trickle down “economics?”

So now we have our own Antrim County version of the widely and deservedly unpopular Republican tax cut! But just exactly who finds any real money in his or her pocket when our Republican Board of Commissioners cuts property taxes in order to “further incentivize economic growth?” People who own valuable property, that’s who. For most of us, there’s much, much less.
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Stepping Up data should help determine need for new jail

Gary Knapp - Bellaire Governor Appointed Founding Chair of Michigan Community Corrections Board This is in response to a letter to the editor recently submitted by Ed Boettcher, Antrim County Commissioner. Mr. Boettcher is correct in pointing out the fact that “a large number of detainees are estimated to have...

Two fishermen rescued from sinking boat near Elk Rapids

ANTRIM COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Two men were rescued after the boat they were in capsized over the weekend. Michigan State Police were called to a sinking fishing vessel off the coast of Elk Rapids around 7:05 a.m. Sunday. According to investigators, a 48-year-old Leelanau man and a 54-year-old Long...