EMMET COUNTY NEWS

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Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair staff, publications awarded

The Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair was recognized for excellence during the annual Michigan Association of Fairs and Exhibitions, held recently in Lansing. Volunteer of the Year for Zone 5, which includes 15 fairs from West Branch to Mackinaw City, is Tammy Fettig, a market… Read More
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Essence of Emmet Part 4 availability; reprints of prior issues now available as well

We have some great news to kick off 2017: Part 4 of the Essence of Emmet historical magazine series (1960 to current day) is now off to the printer and should be available THE WEEK OF JAN. 23, 2017.  In addition, we have also reprinted Parts 1 and 2 of this series, and we still… Read More
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Planning and Zoning seeking public input on potential ordinance amendment

The Emmet County Signs and Billboards section of the Zoning Ordinance is proposed to be replaced primarily due to the need to remain content-neutral.  In reviewing the Ordinance, Planning and Zoning Department staff have found that there were certain regulations… Read More
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Emmet County Historical Commission Essay Contest details

The Emmet County Historical Commission is once again holding its annual Historical Essay Contest, which is open to any third- or fourth-grade student in Emmet County, including home-schooled children. First-place earns $100, while second-place wins $50. The teacher of the winning student also will receive a $50 stipend to use for classroom supplies. Here are the rules: Contestants may write about any topic that involves Emmet County history. The essay should be two pages or less, typed double-space. Only one entry ave even taken the time to interview their own grandparents about ‘the way things used to be’ in Emmet County, which have made for some terrific essays.” A brochure with complete Essay Contest details can be downloaded BY CLICKING HERE. It provides other ideas for essay subjects, as well as all contest rules and the entry form.  

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Teen Drug Trends subject of Community Town Hall forum in Petoskey Jan. 26

The SAFE organization of Northern Michigan is hosting a Community Town Hall Forum, "Teen Drug Trends," a panel discussion for the community, on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Petoskey Middle School. The panel discussion will include Scott Kelly (B.A.S.E.S. Teen Center); Randy Koch (Harbor Hall); and Trooper Corey Hebner (Michigan State Police). SAFE will present its new video for 2017 as well. The panel discussion is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., and Q&A from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Topics will include: Minor in possession laws; talking to your teens; treatment and getting help; prevention; and current trends. There is no charge the event and the community is welcome.  CLICK HERE FOR A FLYER

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Winter camping at Camp Petosega; cabins available all year 'round!

Camp Petosega is a favorite summer campground but it's also a great winter destination, as well! Ice fishing, snowshoeing and winter exploration make this Emmet County park and campground an ideal spot to spend a few cozy winter days and nights! The campground has several cabins that are open in the winter months available for rent, including Cabins 1, 2, 3 (rustic, electricity no plumbing); and Cabin D (electricity, no plumbing). For photos of the cabins and rental information, visit www.camppetosega.org/campsites-cabins/  For park info and reservations, call (231) 347-6536.

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2017 program schedule for Headlands Dark Sky Park now available!

The 2017 program schedule for Headlands has been determined, and you can now review the unique and exciting activities planned at Michigan’s own International Dark Sky Park throughout the months ahead! Please note that a few of the programs will require purchase of a ticket, which is new this year. Also, many of the programs will take place at the new Waterfront Event Center, which has been under construction since mid-2015.  When you access the program page below, scroll through the calendar and find the perfect programs for 2017 stargazing in Emmet County! CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE 2017 PROGRAM SCHEDULE If you have questions about the programs, call Dark Sky Park Program Director Mary Stewart Adams at (231) 348-1713 or email darksky@emmetcounty.org

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Snowmobile Safety Courses offered Jan. 28 (DATE CHANGE) and Feb. 4

The Emmet County Sheriff's Office will host two Snowmobile Safety Courses in January and February, 2017. The courses are free of charge. Those interested in taking the class must be at least 12 years old; adults are welcome. Please bring a lunch and a pencil. Class size is limited to 25 students. Please call (231) 439-8900 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., to register for either class below. Course 1 - PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE Date: Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 Time:  9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Location: Emmet County Sheriffs Office, 3460 M-119    Harbor Springs, MI 49740


Course 2 Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017 Time:  9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Location: Emmet County Sheriffs Office  3460 M-119    Harbor Springs, MI 49740

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