Posted on December 30th, 2016
On Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016 the seven members of the incoming Board of Commissioners were given the oath of office by Clerk Juli Wallin. Pictured are the Commissioners in order of their district (from left): Toni Drier, District 1; Neil Ahrens, District 2; Charlie MacInnis, District 3; Bill Shorter… Read More
Posted on December 22nd, 2016
Bob Engel’s career has come full-circle. Engel has been hired to fill the position of Civil Counsel for Emmet County, upon the Dec. 31, 2016 retirement of Kathleen Abbott, who has held the post for 18 years. It was 18 years ago that Engel encouraged the Board of Commissioners to create the position,… Read More
Posted on December 21st, 2016
When long-time Emmet County Controller Lyn Johnson passed away suddenly in January 2014, it was in the midst of some special projects that were part of his vision to continue enhancing the quality of life in Emmet County. He looked around the county and saw opportunity everywhere – for the public,… Read More
Posted on December 20th, 2016
Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, six of seven Emmet County Commissioners will be new to the Board of Commissioners.
To help prepare the new Commissioners and candidates, Emmet County Administrator Marty Krupa has scheduled Thursday evening educational sessions through the rest of the year that area designed… Read More
Posted on December 19th, 2016 Web editor’s note: Emmet County Veterans Affairs Director writes a monthly column about issues affecting veterans and their families. Below is his December 2016 column; to access past articles, click here.
VA national cemeteries now offering pre-need eligibility
Posted on December 16th, 2016
Emmet County’s 2016 Recycler of the Year Award winner began recycling long before they opened for business. “During construction—begun in 2005—one of the requirements the Tribe had was that everything that was recyclable be recycled,” explained Barry Laughlin, Odawa Casino Resort’s… Read More
Posted on December 13th, 2016Dec. 12, 2016
On Sunday, December 11, 2016, a call came into 911 at approximately, 1:34 a.m., of a fire on the third floor of Boyne Highlands Main Lodge, Pleasant view Township, according to Sheriff Pete Wallin. Firefighters from the Harbor Springs Fire Department and multiple other fire… Read More
Posted on December 9th, 2016
On Dec. 7, 2016, most of the newly elected Emmet County Commissioners, along with County Administrator Marty Krupa, attended a “New County Commissioner Workshop” in Gaylord, offered by Michigan State University Extension.
The workshop is designed to help new Commissioners learn about the… Read More