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Bay Bluffs maintaining safety protocols; struggling financially during pandemic



Bay Bluffs, Emmet County’s Medical Care Facility, has been holding a defensive line to protect its residents since March, when COVID-19 first made its way into northern Michigan. And thanks to protocols put in place by the State of Michigan, the virus has, so far, not spread beyond the three asymptomatic staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 recently (all […]

Some area schools, including Harbor Springs, starting before Labor Day



Some local school districts are starting back to school in northern Michigan prior to Labor Day– something that has not happened in Char-Em ISD for many years. “While this is not the first time our Char-Em ISD schools have had different start dates, it is the first time some have opened before Labor Day,” said ISD superintendent, Jeff Crouse. On […]

Commissioners vote to end county funded transit service

EMGO will be terminated at the end of 2020


The Emmet County transit service, EMGO, will be terminated at the end of this year following a vote by Emmet County Commissioners Thursday, Aug. 20. The service has been operating for approximately two years. As reported, the commissioners received an analysis of the transit service earlier this month from county administrator Michael Reaves. Essentially, the service takes funds from the […]

Bay Bluffs maintaining safety protocols; struggling financially during pandemic



Bay Bluffs, Emmet County’s Medical Care Facility, has been holding a defensive line to protect its residents since March, when COVID-19 first made its way into northern Michigan. And thanks to protocols put in place by the State of Michigan, the virus has, so far, not spread beyond the three asymptomatic staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 recently (all […]

Some area schools, including Harbor Springs, starting before Labor Day



Some local school districts are starting back to school in northern Michigan prior to Labor Day– something that has not happened in Char-Em ISD for many years. “While this is not the first time our Char-Em ISD schools have had different start dates, it is the first time some have opened before Labor Day,” said ISD superintendent, Jeff Crouse. On […]

Commissioners vote to end county funded transit service

EMGO will be terminated at the end of 2020


The Emmet County transit service, EMGO, will be terminated at the end of this year following a vote by Emmet County Commissioners Thursday, Aug. 20. The service has been operating for approximately two years. As reported, the commissioners received an analysis of the transit service earlier this month from county administrator Michael Reaves. Essentially, the service takes funds from the […]

Keeping Healthy and Happy During Covid-19 (Test Article)

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Covid-19 has been challenging to say the least. During this time when Parents and children are home, it’s easy to get bored, frustrated and can introduce all sorts of new emotions both positive and negative. Here are some tips to keep you and your family healthy and happy during Covid-19. Make sure to take a break- Working constantly can be […]

Pulse Nightclub becomes a National Memorial Site


On June 12, 2016, 49 lives were taken and many more injured in one of the nation’s most violent and hateful attacks, the Pulse Nightclub shooting. Now, more than four years later, the nation is still honoring the fallen, the survivors, and the family and friends of those who lost loved ones. In 2019, Rep. Stephanie Murphy proposed a bill […]

Orlando, you’ve got to work on your core


Residents of Downtown Orlando are used to seeing cranes dot the horizon. New residential towers, school buildings, hotels and entertainment venues have been popping up all around Downtown for the last 10 years. The latest is a proposed 33-story hotel and condo tower at 319 E. Church St. It may seem like a lot of growth to some residents, but […]

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