Essence of Emmet Part 4 availability; reprints of prior issues now available as well

Posted on January 5th, 2017
Happy New Year! 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 have Part… Read More

Snowmobile Safety Courses Winter 2017

Posted on January 4th, 2017
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.… Read More

Jim Alton’s Veterans Affairs Jan. 2017 Column: Ensuring accurate discharge ratings, suicide prevention hotline info

Posted on January 1st, 2017
Advocacy group calls on Obama to pardon some post-9/11 vets The veteran service organization Vietnam Veterans of America penned an open letter to President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump, calling on the former to pardon all post-9/11 veterans who were discharged under less-than-honorable… Read More

New Commissioners take oath of office

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 ShorterRead More
Bob Engel

Bob Engel hired as Emmet County Civil Counsel

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

Headlands Waterfront Event Center dedicated to Lyn Johnson

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

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