Willis Sentencing

Posted on June 5th, 2019
On Tuesday, June 4, 2019, Defendant Kathleen Lynette Willis was sentenced in the 57th Circuit Court in Emmet County on the one counts of Reckless Driving Causing Serious Impairment of a Body Function stemming from the no contact plea on April 30 of 2019. Circuit Court Judge Charles W. Johnson sentenced… Read More

2019-06-05: Sheriff Press Release

Posted on June 5th, 2019
At 4:55 am, today June 5, 2019 the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a death investigation on I-75 near the Emmet/Cheboygan County line by mile marker 337. The Sheriff’s Office is in the process of confirming the identity and notifying the next of kin. The Emmet County Sheriff’s… Read More

Turner Verdict

Posted on May 20th, 2019
Emmet County Prosecuting Attorney James Linderman announced that on Friday, May 17, 2019, defendant Casey Stephen Turner was found guilty in the 57th Circuit Court in Emmet County on one count of Aggravated Stalking and one count of Using a Computer to Commit a Crime.  Defendant Turner is also… Read More

Bond-Carrera Plea

Posted on May 15th, 2019
Emmet County Prosecuting Attorney James Linderman announced that on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, Defendant Caesar Joel Bond-Carrera pled no contest to one count of Criminal Sexual Conduct-2nd Degree (Personal Injury), one count of Assault by Strangulation, and one count of Criminal Sexual Conduct-Third… Read More

‘SEEING IN THE DARK’ is May 11 at the Headlands

Posted on May 8th, 2019
Join us at the park Saturday, May 11, from 8-10 p.m., for an evening presentation, SEEING IN THE DARK, with the Headlands’ own astronomer, Will Niedbala, as he guides us through what a dark sky park is and how you can find your way through the night sky during the season using both the naked eye and… Read More


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

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