2020-08-30 E-Edition

Herding dog handler shares his craft, love of working dogs at local clinic



There are dogs and, then, there are working dogs. It’s something to see when a good handler works with the innate instinct of a good herding dog in order to accomplish a job. This past weekend, handlers and their dogs gathered for a herding clinic with Terry Wofford, hosted by local veterinarian, Sara Michelin. Wofford, dressed in denim, boots, and […]

Running back to sports…

Members of the Harbor Springs cross country team get in a training run this week, passing front of Blackbird Elementary School. Cross country, golf and tennis had been cleared for competition earlier in August. Last week, the Michigan High School Athletic Association cleared soccer and volleyball for competitions in the northern Michigan and Upper Peninsula regions. Football has been moved […]

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 […]

Other bluff considerations…

To the Editor: Recently, you published an article about tree trimming on West Bluff (M-119) in Harbor Springs, and I’d like a chance to clarify several facts that are not clear in the article. This response represents input from a large group of neighbors that live on West Bluff. The city recently informed us that tree trimming, or even canopying […]


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