Bay Shore, MI

Three-vehicle crash sends one to hospital Thursday

CARP LAKE — A three-car crash sent one to the hospital with severe injuries Thursday evening at approximately 5:25 p.m. The incident happened north of Levering Road in Carp Lake Township and occurred when a 1999 Jaguar was driving southbound and was rear ended by a Toyota Corolla while attempting to turn left, according to Emmet County Sheriff Pete Wallin.
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Kemp Road crash closes U.S. 131 Friday

PETOSKEY — An accident involving at least two vehicles has temporarily shut down U.S. 131 near Kemp Road in Petoskey today, Friday, May 27. At the time this article was published, portions of the highway were still shut down for through traffic, according to Michigan State Police Seventh District Public Officer and Lieutenant Derrick Carroll.
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Contentious battle over Lake Charlevoix development continues

CHARLEVOIX — One neighbor’s efforts to prevent a large waterfront development on Lake Charlevoix continue to bring regional attention to the plight of shoreline conservation efforts.  For over a year, Hayes Township resident LuAnne Kozma has spearheaded efforts to stop a boathouse development that proposes to build a two-story boathouse, excavate for a 120x90 foot boat basin and a 30x55 foot boat...

Prep Roundup: Cardinal teams pound Posen on road

POSEN – The Onaway softball team plated a combined 29 runs over a two-game stretch in a non-conference doubleheader sweep at Posen on Friday.   Sparking the offense of the Cardinals in a 7-4 game one win was Sydney Peel, who blasted a three-run homer. Kailyn George went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a...

MSP: US-131 closed after head-on crash

EMMET COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- US-131 near Kemp Road outside of Petoskey is closed after a crash, according to Michigan State Police. It happened Friday around 1:30 p.m. Police said the highway is expected to be shut down for several hours. Detours have been made available. Police say a southbound...

Survivor of Native American boarding school recounts traumatic history

From 1829 to 1983, thousands of Native American children were sent to Holy Childhood of Jesus Catholic boarding school in Harbor Springs, Michigan. This month, the U.S. Department of the Interior published a report detailing conditions in these schools, including abuse and more than 500 deaths. Fred Kiogima survived this system. He attended Holy Childhood of Jesus in Harbor Springs. A retired Marine and member of the tribal council for the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians, Kiogima has spent much of his adult life coming to terms with his time at Holy Childhood. He sat down with Stateside host April Baer to discuss what he experienced, and the wider impact on his life and family.

Baytees moving to new location in Indian River

INDIAN RIVER — Local custom branding business, Baytees, is moving from its current location at 1601 Standish Ave. in Petoskey, to 6742 S. Straits Hwy. Co-owners and married couple Joe and Julie Beattie are the team behind Baytees. They have rented space in the Petoskey location since 2017 and recently closed on a building of their own, where they will not only work, but also live.

Petoskey District Library Summer Reading kickoff set for June 3

PETOSKEY — Join the Petoskey District Library from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, June 3 on the outdoor labyrinth to kickoff summer reading and Downtown's Summer Celebration Weekend. Pick up your summer reading bingo card and hear what library programs and events are planned for the summer, play in the drum circle with Lori Fithian and Drummunity, learn about STEM, and get a new complimentary book from the Friends of the Petoskey Library.

Petoskey school board launches hunt for new superintendent

PETOSKEY — The hunt for a new superintendent was officially launched Thursday afternoon during the Public Schools of Petoskey Board of Education's special meeting. Working in coordination with a leadership consulting group, Michigan Leadership Institute, the school board ironed out logistics for the selections process. Consultant John Scholten, a...

The Photoshop Effect

What’s hot—and cold—in cosmetic aesthetics Up North. Despite the popular misconception, the word “plastic” in “plastic surgery” does not mean “artificial,” but is derived from the ancient Greek word “plastikos,” which means to mold or give form. And across the North, plastic surgeons are doing a lot of molding.

Harbor Springs celebrates the Class of 2022

HARBOR SPRINGS — Graduating seniors Megan Novak, Mackenzie Radle and Lance Smar will all share the title of valedictorian for Harbor Springs High School this year, and Bella Taylor is the Class of 2022’s salutatorian. Megan Novak is the daughter of Mark and Diane Novak. She will graduate...

How to Recycle an Elementary School

Communities respond to dwindling headcounts and aging infrastructure. What do you do when a school building gets too old or out of date? What about when there aren’t enough students to fill the classrooms? These questions are becoming more common across northern Michigan, and we’ve seen elementary schools have to make major changes to adapt to failing infrastructure and shifts in the youth population.