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 which needed to be amended… Read More
Emmet County Historical Essay Contest for elementary students announced
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… Read More
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
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
The Emmet County Board of Commissioners elected its Chair and Vice Chair for the year ahead, during an Organizational Meeting Jan. 3.
Incumbent Charlie MacInnis, District 3, will be the Board Chairman, while Jonathan Scheel, District 5, will serve as Vice Chair.
“I am honored and humbled… Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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