2023-04-12 E-Edition

‘Citizenship in action’ – Harbor Springs High School students participate in Michigan Youth in Government


Harbor Springs High School students have a unique chance to learn about how state government functions through Michigan Youth in Government, a YMCA-led extracurricular activity that includes spending multiple days gathered in Lansing with students from around Michigan in a mock state legislative session, or in mock trials and issue forums. “Michigan Youth in Government is an incredible opportunity for […]

Board rejects resolution that attempted to control emergency health orders


The Health Department of Northwest Michigan board of health voted to reject a resolution that would have attempted to give the board power to control future emergency health orders. The vote failed in a 4-4 tie during the board’s monthly meeting April 4. As reported, the resolution appeared to be an attempt to preempt the Health Department from enacting emergency […]

Char-Em ISD offers update on Regional Enhancement Millage outcomes


Revival of a dormant library. Fresh life breathed into a band program. High-quality, no-cost preschool helping working parents support their families. The start of a new garden to grow food for students. In 2017, these initiatives were just hopes of local school district leaders who were asking voters in Charlevoix, Emmet and northern Antrim counties to support a Regional Enhancement […]

Kiwanis Club of Harbor Springs seeking new members

Are you interested in making contributions to our wonderful community, especially our young people, in meaningful ways? Do you like working with other like-minded adults who care deeply about finding ways to make a positive impact in the Harbor Springs area? Then, look no further! Please consider joining the Kiwanis Club of Harbor Springs. Kiwanis meets about 8 times per […]

American Legion Auxiliary hosting Purple Day April 15

April is the month of celebration of military children and their sacrifices. April 15th is designated as “purple up” day. The Harbor Springs American Legion Auxiliary is hosting a free community lunch for military families and their children on Saturday April 15th, 11-1 at the American legion. 101 E. Third St. in downtown Harbor Springs. The community is welcome to […]

Political Theater


It was standing-room-only in Charlevoix on Tuesday, April 4, at the monthly meeting of the Board of Health, the governing body for the embattled Health Department of Northwest Michigan. The big draw was a so-called “medical freedom” resolution put on the agenda by Emmet County Commissioner Rich Ginop, who became a member of the governing body earlier this year. The […]

Harbor Springs…Now and Then

Musings, memories & news about you

As I begin this week, I want to continue a rant from a couple weeks ago. I think I now hold a rather dubious record for having two vehicles hit within eight months when someone ran a stop sign. And here’s the kicker, I wasn’t personally involved in either accident. Last week, I was at my office and Laurie Wendland […]

Letter to the Editor

‘Democracy does not work this way’ To the Editor: In reference to Commissioner Rich Ginop’s statement that he proposes Emmet county become a “second amendment sanctuary” – his idea is not only a dead-end, but only serves to incite anger and fracture cohesiveness of our community. He is not representing the interest of his constituents. Furthermore, the intention of revisiting […]

Robots Charged Up!

A number of area teams qualified for and competed in this past weekend’s FIRST in Michigan state robotics championship, part of the FIRST Robotics worldwide 2023 season ‘Charged Up!’ that will culminate in the world championship this weekend in Houston. Harbor Springs, Petoskey, Pellston and Boyne City were among the 160 teams competing at Saginaw Valley State University Friday and […]