Emmet County, MI

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Bay Bluffs millage request will appear on Emmet ballot

PETOSKEY — Emmet County voters can expect a millage proposal for capital expenses at Bay Bluffs on November's ballot. Emmet County commissioners Thursday voted to set a process in motion that will put a 10-year tax for the medical care facility’s capital expenses up for voters' consideration. There will still be more specific decisions the board members will have to make in the future regarding the exact quantities and language included in the request.
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How Emmet County brought its seal design back to its origins

A keen eye might spot a difference in the look of correspondences from Emmet County moving forward. Emmet County commissioners Thursday approved the adoption of a new county seal, following a proposal put forward by the county historical commission. Though the changes in the new version are subtle, the change will help standardize the design of the emblem across all official county documents.
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Commission proposing plans to bring more housing to Petoskey

EMMET COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A planning commission in Petoskey is pitching ideas to help with the housing crisis. One possible solution includes turning the backside of commercial buildings downtown into housing units. While this option may help with housing, the commission noted it could harm the character of the...
Gaylord, MIPetoskey News-Review

Health department to staff three vaccine events Friday in Gaylord

GAYLORD — The Health Department of Northwest Michigan is hosting a series of coronavirus vaccination events in Gaylord on Friday. From 11 a.m. to noon the department will provide the Pfizer/BioNTech and the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccines at Jay's Sporting Goods, 1151 S. Otsego Ave., for walk-ins only. From 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. those who have scheduled an appointment can receive either the Pfizer or J&J vaccine at the Fraternal Order of Eagles at 515 S. Wisconsin Ave. Appointments can be scheduled online at http://ph-northwestmi.as.me/GaylordEagles123.
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Emmet County to look at new seal options Thursday

Emmet County officials are likely to approve a new design for the county seal at their meeting Thursday. When passed, the proposal will have been the product of more than a year’s work by the Emmet County historical committee and communications director Stacy Cox. The proposed design won’t be a...
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Herb Carlson: Who's to blame?

SCORE has been a part of the Emmet County landscape for over 30 years. During that time, many of my business friends have donated their time and expertise helping up-and-coming entrepreneurs to achieve their dream, and to counsel old-line business owners to save theirs. Our business counselors have sat and...
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Emmet board will consider airport ordinance change next week

PELLSTON — Emmet County officials are likely to approve a change to the county's airport ordinance next week. That might mean its implementation will coincide roughly with the hiring of a new airport manager, following the recent announcement of Kelley Atkins' retirement from the role and a search process that began a few weeks ago.
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.
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Teen reported missing out of Alanson area

EMMET COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Law enforcement is asking for help in locating a missing teen. Gabe Allen Guarisco, 15, ran away from his residence in Alanson on Thursday, June 10 and his whereabouts are currently unknown, said investigators. He was last seen wearing white shorts with a blue design,...
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Options and tips for camping in Northern Michigan

Now that warmer weather is here, residents and tourists of the state will be looking at various campgrounds to settle in to experience the great outdoors. COVID-19 proved to be a key driver behind the influx of many new campers. According to the 2021 Annual North American Camping Report, the proportion of campers who camped for the first-time in 2020 was five times greater than what was observed the year before.
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Classroom Salute: Erin Sarki-Fate at Sheridan Elementary School

EMMET COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Every month, UpNorthLive News salutes a hard-working teacher around northern Michigan. This month, we salute Erin Sarki-Fate, an elementary teacher at Sheridan Elementary in Petoskey. As the winner, she receives $250 for her to use in the classroom. Congratulations Erin!. If you would like to...
Harbor Springs, MIPetoskey News-Review

Harbor Springs OKs return of July 4 parade

HARBOR SPRINGS — A Fourth of July parade down Main Street in Harbor Springs will return this summer following its 2020 hiatus amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The city council approved the parade during its regular meeting on Monday following review of COVID-19 data — including daily positive cases, vaccination rates and statewide updates to event and crowd limitations.
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Petoskey makes tentative move toward housing strategist funding

PETOSKEY — Petoskey officials are taking a tentative step toward a future agreement that could help fund a regional housing strategist. But, in making that move, they were torn between the desire to make a strong show of leadership to other possible participating entities, and the concern of being left in the lurch if none of those other parties show up to the table.
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Emmet County accepts terms of Bay Bluffs bond repayment plan

HARBOR SPRINGS — Emmet County commissioners on Monday approved an agreement with Bay Bluffs, setting the terms for the repayment of the long-term care center's 2018 bond. The plan sets no clear timeline by which the bond has to be repaid, but instead sets a formula for annual payments to be determined by the census of residents living in the Harbor Springs facility. It also excuses Bay Bluffs from any expectation to pay back the money from the bond in 2019.
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Goal accomplished: Harbor Springs woman hikes full Michigan stretch of North Country Trail

HARBOR SPRINGS — Shari Sanderson of Harbor Springs began hiking along the North Country Trail in 2015, doing so with many different friends and family members. Sanderson, who now serves as president of the Harbor Springs chapter of the North Country Trail Association and earlier this year earned a 2020 leadership award for her volunteer work along the segments of the trail in Emmet County, noted people hike for many different reasons.
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Emmet County completes emergency lighting fix at airport

PELLSTON — Emmet County has completed an emergency project to replace the safety lighting software at Pellston Regional Airport, which began malfunctioning in recent months. The lighting system is intended to allow for remote-controlled operation of the airfield lights via airport computers, but those lights have had to be turned on and off manually for the past couple of months ever since the error began occurring.
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Council okays Fourth of July parade

The Harbor Springs Fourth of July festivities will take place, following a year of pauses during the pandemic. While the City Council already approved the annual fireworks show for July 4, they waited until their June 7 meeting to make a final decision on the annual parade, which can welcome thousands of visitors to the City’s small downtown in any given year.