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100 parcels of state-managed land to be available via auction

DNR auctioning off 97 properties next month, some with frontage on Lake Michigan. In the upcoming land auction by the Department of Natural Resources, 97 properties, including lake frontage, trail access and small lots to extend a neighborhood lot, will be available. Properties for sale range in size from under...
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FiveCAP weatherization team, construction crew reach out

LAKE COUNTY — Helping others can be its own reward, as staff members at FiveCAP, Inc. can attest. FiveCAP is a community action agency that provides assistance to those in need. Sometimes its members get to take part in heartwarming experiences and see touching stories unfold. FiveCAP housing director Marisela...
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Cadillac, MICadillac News

Lake County records another COVID death as Delta variant concerns mount

CADILLAC — Public health officials in Northern Michigan fully expect there will be a surge in COVID-19 cases in coming weeks as the Delta variant of the coronavirus moves its way through the area. Dr. Christine Nefcy, Chief Medical Officer for Munson Healthcare, said the 14-day average COVID-19 positivity rate...
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FiveCAP weatherization program construction crew reaches out

Staff members at FiveCAP Inc. got to see a touching story unfold earlier this summer. FiveCAP Housing Director Marisela Lugo makes sure everything falls in place for eligible applicants for FiveCAP’s weatherization program, a service to eligible clients to make homes energy-efficient, thus saving on utility costs. During May, she wanted to make sure a recently approved client for weatherization from Lake County was taken care of, because of the grant ending on June 30.
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Lake County Community Events Calendar

LAKE COUNTY — The following is a list of community events happening in and around the area. If you have an event you would like posted on the calendar, or if any information is incorrect, contact cathie.crew@pioneergroup.com:. • The 64th annual Troutarama celebration will take place July 21-24. This event...
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Mason County, MIshorelinemedia.net

Process of court realignment starting up

The second part of a deal to retain a district court judge in Mason County is starting to take shape as the county — and other nearby governing bodies — begin to work on a realignment plan for the courts. The Public Safety & Courts Committee will consider a resolution...
Baldwin, MIlakecountystar.com

Troutarama returns to Baldwin next week

BALDWIN — One of the biggest highlights in Lake County — the Troutarama festival in Baldwin — has been providing great memories and fun times for generations of local families and visitors alike. After being cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the community is thrilled to have the fun-filled event continue.
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Lake County Catholic parishes gain new pastor

LAKE COUNTY — While the spacious forests and pristine lakes, rivers and creeks of Lake County call to nature enthusiasts, and the quiet towns with deep roots instill a sense of close-knit community, Rev. Fr. Matt Barnum has found himself right at home since being appointed as priest at St. Ann, St. Ignatius and St. Bernard Catholic churches in Lake County on July 1.
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Michigan 4-H announces Lake County's 2021 essay winner

LAKE COUNTY — Every year, counties across Michigan offer 4-H youths age 11-12 the opportunity to participate in the 4-H Mark of Excellence essay contest which is part of the Michigan 4-H State Awards Program. As part of the contest, each county may select two essays to be recognized as winners.
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Beautifying Lake County one plant at a time

BALDWIN — Beautiful flowers are not the only thing members of the Garden Club of Lake County have been planting — the club is all about growing a stronger community. During the first Garden Club Meet and Greet with an auction fundraiser on July 8, a large attendance of club members as well as community members gathered at the Lake County Historical Museum to enjoy an evening of food, and a chance to bid on many great items.
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Lake County Historical Society receives donation

BALDWIN — The Lake County Historical Society has received a $1,000 donation from the Sheriff’s Department charity drive. Sheriff Rich Martin recently presented LCHS board members with a check for $1,000. “It was a privilege to issue out another check today from one of our charity campaigns,” Martin said. The...
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Drug take back, COVID-19 vaccine event to be held Friday

LAKE COUNTY — Residents will have an opportunity to safely dispose of prescription drugs and needles and receive the COVID-19 vaccine from noon to 3 p.m. Friday, July 16, at St. Ann’s Senior Center, 690 9th St, Baldwin. Lake County Communities That Care Coalition is partnering with the Lake County...
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Local Head Start centers accepting applicants

LAKE COUNTY — Parents can take part in a great opportunity in these times when routines are drastically disrupted due to COVID-19. Head Start offers four days a week, Monday through Thursday services. Using technology, FiveCAP Head Start is meeting children’s needs to create early critical thinking skills and emotional...
Lake County, MIHoughton Lake Resorter

REPLACING A 1950S WATER MAIN

REPLACING A 1950S WATER MAIN While working on 6th Street, near Shelley Street, the afternoon of July 9, a crew from Team Elmer’s fills a large hole with dirt after replacing a concrete water main. Vil...
Wexford County, MICadillac News

Wexford, Missaukee, Osceola all report new COVID cases since Friday

CADILLAC — A handful of new COVID-19 cases have been reported in area counties since the end of last week. District Health Department No. 10 reported that Wexford and Missaukee counties both added one new case over the weekend, bringing their totals to 2,558 and 1,274, respectively. Lake County's total number of cases held at 594.
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Lake County Community Events Calendar

LAKE COUNTY — The following is a list of community events happening in and around the area. If you have an event you would like posted on the calendar, or if any information is incorrect, contact cathie.crew@pioneergroup.com:. • The Peter Dougherty Mission House has opened for tours. Summer hours are...