Cheboygan, MI

DNR Starts First Round of State Park Infrastructure Projects, Includes Cheboygan, Mackinac County

The Department of Natural Resources is starting the first round of ARPA-funded state park infrastructure projects in 10 counties, which includes Cheboygan and Mackinac County. The projects include things like lodge renovations, upgraded electrical and water distribution systems, preservation of historic structures and stabilization of riverbanks for trail resurfacing. Although not glamourous, these are the most ready projects that the DNR has discovered from the list of critical needs in Michigan state parks. Overall, the total amount of funding for all the projects was $15,962,000.
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Petoskey authorities search for missing 14-year-old runaway

EMMET COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- The Petoskey Department of Public Safety is currently asking for the public's help in finding a missing runaway juvenile. Olivia Benjamin, 14, is 5 feet 6 inches tall and has reddish-brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen around 8:30 p.m. on June 26...

Petoskey District Library Celebrating Pride Month Through Summer Community Read Program

In celebration of Pride Month and the Stonewall Riots, the Petoskey District Library is beginning their Summer Community Read Program while celebrating the LGBTQ+ community. The library will be reading “Last Night at the Telegraph Club,” which is about a young Asian-American woman discovering and accepting herself for who she is as a lesbian in 1950’s San Francisco. The reading will also feature members of the LGBTQ Alliance of Petoskey to be a part of a book discussion after the reading.

Petoskey Dept. of Public Safety Searching for Petoskey Runaway

The Petoskey Department of Public Safety is asking for help finding a missing 14-year-old from Petoskey. Olivia Benjamin, 14, is considered a runaway and was last seen leaving Charlevoix Estates around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, according to the Petoskey Department of Public Safety. Benjamin is approximately 5-foot-six, weighs 110 pounds...

History of the Opera House: Post-war Cheboygan and the Opera House through the eyes of Faye Johnston

The last column about the Johnston Family in World War II requires a correction. I said that three Johnston brothers returned safely from WWII, but actually only two brothers, Howard and Bob, went to war. The third sibling was Faye’s sister, Lorraine Johnston Hamilton. Lorraine was an Army nurse and a lieutenant, while Howard and Bob were sergeants. Because she was an officer, Lorraine was not allowed to fraternize with her brothers while they were stationed in...

Three Comets make All-NLC softball first team

MACKINAW CITY – Three Mackinaw City softball players recently earned spots on the All-Northern Lakes Conference team thanks to their strong contributions on the diamond this past season.   Leading the way for the Comets was senior Raeann Hingston, who had a solid season both offensively and defensively. Joining Hingston on the NLC first...

Unique journey: A Q&A with former Cheboygan football standout, CMU alum Cooper Kelley

Q: About five years ago, you were in high school at Cheboygan. Now you've graduated from CMU. Did it feel like it all went by really fast?. Kelley: Well, I took a route at CMU where I triple-minored which really equates to being more than a double-major and took me five years to complete. That being said, college just flew by. I was very involved in clubs and activities my first semester and just grew from there once I started working with CMU football.

Cheboygan City Council weighs options for changing water and sewer rates

CHEBOYGAN COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- The Cheboygan City Council is looking at two options to change water and sewer rates within the city. The city is hoping that making these changes would keep the city in line with some EGLE guidelines that require proof they’re bringing in enough money to cover expenses.

Fourth of July fun on Mackinac Island

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (WLNS) — Still haven’t settled on your Fourth of July plans? You might want to consider trekking to Mackinac Island, which is hosting a smorgasbord of Independence Day celebrations. “The island’s timeless charm and historic sites really set the stage for an authentic and patriotic holiday experience unlike any other,” said Tim […]