Antrim County, MI

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Planned fireworks shows booming, others fizzle | Local News

TRAVERSE CITY — Fireworks supply issues caused by an intercontinental shipping snarl prompted a few dozen Michigan locales to cut the fuse on planned Fourth of July weekend displays, including one in Antrim County. Many others are looking ahead to another post-pandemic shutdown Independence Day show, even while COVID-19’s...
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Early childhood education expanding to grocery stores

ANTRIM COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- One grocery store is helping parents and caregivers provide early childhood learning through a scavenger hunt. The Elk Rapids Village Market is partnering with Great Start Collaborative's 5toOne program to promote education in children ages 0-5. Both caregivers and employees are encouraged to prompt kids...
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John T Harley

John T. Harley, Jr., passed away surrounded by his family on May 27, 2022, at the age of 96. Loving father of Jan Harley (Al Avram), Colleen Holmes (Mark), the late Bryan Harley and the late Jennifer Harley. Caring grandfather of Moriah Fair (George), Austin Harley (Maria), Cheyenne Harley, Nicole Ver Kuilen (Natalie Harold), and Elizabeth Holmes. Cherished great grandfather of Olivia, John T. Harley III, Evelina, Maliya, and Asher. He is also survived by cousins Carol Stewart (Tom), Shelley Lanser (Bill), and nephew Warren Lewis.

Resident: Central Lake road issue has been ignored for months

ANTRIM COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Complaining about our roads in northern Michigan, that's a pretty common thing, complaining about one that has water bubbling out of it and has for months, is pretty unusual. Unusual enough for us to go check it out and try to get a frustrated homeowner...

Strawberry crops ripening just in time for spring

ANTRIM COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Strawberries are one of the first fruits to ripen in northern Michigan. The bees have been working hard now that the warm weather has hit Antrim County. "We were concerned a little bit with the cold weather. Are the bees flying enough? You know, we...

Shanty Creek

Shanty Creek Resort's Food & Beverage team is currently taking. Staff, Wait Staff or a Bartender. A very busy season is on the books.

Alden Strawberry Festival returns to Antrim County

ANTRIM COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Summer time in northern Michigan marks the return of fresh fruit season. Strawberries are ripening this week and one community is ready to celebrate. The Alden Strawberry Festival will return on Sunday. It's held annually to celebrate the start of strawberry picking season. But before...

Proposed Elk Rapids Inn denied request to add more rooms

ANTRIM COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- The owners of the future Elk Lake Inn wanted to add 20 extra rooms, but they aren't getting that. During the Elk Rapids Zoning Board of Appeals meeting, the board denied the request. That variance would have changed the set of 20 luxury suites into...

North Ed receives $80,000 grant to develop child care workforce

TRAVERSE CITY – Northwest Education Services Early Childhood was recently awarded a share of $1.2 million in Child Care Innovation Awards grant funding provided through the Early Childhood Investment Corp. that will be used to stabilize the region’s child care industry through workforce development. North Ed Early Childhood...
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Torch River Bridge open house to discuss boating access site project

NORTHERN MICHIGAN – Anyone interested in a proposed enhancement project at the Torch River Bridge boating access site, in Antrim County, is encouraged to attend an upcoming open house in Kewadin. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input on plans for this popular site located at the mouth of Torch River on the south end of Torch Lake.

New Regional Project Dashboard Highlights Upcoming Projects Throughout Five-County Region

The Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation, in collaboration with Traverse Connect, Rotary Charities, and Networks Northwest, has launched a brand-new “Grand Traverse Regional Project Dashboard.” According to a press release announcing the launch, the new dashboard is intended as a resource “to increase awareness about important community needs and drive collaboration amongst community leaders as they pursue local, state, and federal funding opportunities, such as through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).”

Shanty Creek - Front Desk Agents

Shanty Creek Resort is seeking Front Desk Agents with shining personalities, who will be responsible for providing outstanding guest service, answering inquiries, checking guests in and out and assisting. guests with lodging needs. To apply for this position, please visit