Posted on April 19th, 2019
Treat yourself to a stress-free night out at the Headlands International Dark Sky Park Thursday, April 25 from 6-8 p.m. for an evening of Soul Care with Nourish, a Cheboygan business that focuses on empowering healthy lifestyles.The event is $40 per person and includes yoga equipment and dinner ticket.… Read More

Statewide Astronomy Night April 12

Posted on April 5th, 2019
Celebrate Statewide Astronomy Night at the Headlands Waterfront Event Center from 8-10 p.m. on Friday, April 12. There is no charge to attend.Come and explore the night sky with the park’s telescopes and guidance from the Petoskey High School Astronomy Club and the Northern Michigan Astronomy… Read More

2019-04-04: Sheriff Press Release

Posted on April 4th, 2019
Update to Headlands Dark Sky Park damage. On Wednesday, April 3, 2019, the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kaiser Lee Gillhespy, age 24, Grand Rapids, MI., for allegedly causing the damage to the Headlands Dark Sky Park Building, Wawatam Township, according to Sheriff Pete Wallin. … Read More

2019-03-11: Sheriff Media Release Update

Posted on March 8th, 2019
UPDATE 03/11/2019: The death investigation of two Emmet County residents continues. The deceased were both residents of the Bear Creek Twp. home and have been identified as Alan Daniels (61-year-old male) and Brenda Daniels (55-year-old female). At this point in the investigation, evidence leads… Read More

Painting at the Park with Creation Station

Posted on March 6th, 2019
Emmet County Parks and Recreation is happy to host another educational event, Painting at the Park, in the county’s premier location, Headlands International Dark Sky Park.The staff at Creation Station will be on hand to guide class participants through painting the Northern Lights for an… Read More

Weld Verdict

Posted on February 19th, 2019
Emmet County Prosecuting Attorney James Linderman announced that on Friday, February 15, 2019, Defendant Jacob John Weld was found guilty in the 57th Circuit Court in Emmet County on two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct – First Degree (Person Under Thirteen, Defendant 17 Years of Age or Older).… Read More
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Recycling Leader Moves On After Three Decades

Posted on January 18th, 2019
“We always recycle! We love what you do! Thank you for doing such a great job!” The staff of Emmet County Recycling (ECR) hears these kinds of things every day and much of that sentiment can be attributed to Elisa Seltzer, longtime director of the county’s Department of Public Works (DPW). Seltzer,… Read More
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2019-01-15: Sheriff Press Release

Posted on January 15th, 2019
On Sunday, January 13, 2019, at approximately 3:14 p.m., the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office responded to a structure fire at the Camden Kade Rental Units, at 7063 U.S. 31 N. Alanson, MI., according to Sheriff Pete Wallin. When deputies arrived they observed one of the rental units fully engulfed in… Read More

Hibbler Sentencing

Posted on January 8th, 2019
On Tuesday, January 8, 2019, Defendant Holly Kaye Hibbler was sentenced in the 57th Circuit Court in Emmet County on the charge of Reckless Driving Causing Death stemming from her no contest plea on November 28, 2018. Circuit Court Judge Charles W. Johnson sentenced Defendant Hibbler to 10 to 15 years… Read More
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Posted on January 3rd, 2019
Petoskey, MI, December 31, 2018 – For the fourth year, the Emmet County 57th Circuit Court received high marks from the public regarding their experiences with the court. Using a survey that was administered in courts statewide, Emmet County 57th Circuit Court asked court users questions about… Read More

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