April 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Election Is May 6

Voters in Mackinac County will consider school bond proposals, millage requests, and elected official candidates on the May 6 ballot. More...

News

Rudyard Area Voters to See $3.75 Million Bond Proposal for School Upgrades

To fund building improvements, new buses, computers, and athletic facilities, Rudyard Area Schools will ask district voters in portions of Mackinac and Chippewa counties to approve a new variable millage at the Tuesday, May 6, election. More...

Tax for Pickford Schools Upgrades on Ballot

Pickford Public Schools is asking voters to approve a $290,000 loan, to be paid back over three years, that will fund a new school bus, a telephone system for security, and computer systems. More...

No Discussions on Horizon for Mackinaw City Casino Project

Officials Say Proposal Still Under Consideration

The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians proposed Mackinaw City casino remains under consideration, but no further meetings are scheduled between the village and tribe. More...

Obituaries

Elaine Jackson

Elaine Florence Jackson, 82, of St. Ignace, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Sault Ste. Marie. She was born October 24, 1931, to Terrence and Ethel (nee Graham) Fenlon in Hessel. Mrs. Jackson grew up in Hessel, until she was in the eighth grade. More...

Robby ‘Gebe’ Carper

Robby Gavonna “Gebe” Carper, 88, of DeTour Village, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Tendercare in Sault Ste. Marie. She was born July 16, 1925, to Robert and Nola (nee Malone) Black in Peebles, Adams County, Ohio. More...

Job Fair Draws Strong Interest

The hunt was on for employment opportunities at the St. Ignace Job Fair Tuesday, April 15, at Little Bear East Arena. More...

Work Underway On Surgery Unit

Will Be Open for Patients in October

The new surgery unit at Mackinac Straits Health System should be open this fall, providing outpatient surgery and endoscopy services. Construction began in early April and is expected to continue for about six months. More...

At Rudyard Fair, It’s All About Science

At right: Parents and families learn about dissolving solids in liquids at a second-grade project at the kindergarten-throughsixth grade science fair at Rudyard Area Schools Wednesday, April 16. More...

Sports

Area Track Teams Open Year Inside at Superior Dome

Saints, Bays, Panthers, Trojans, Eagles, Bulldogs, Rockets Open Track Season Indoors More...

Comets Baseball, Softball Gear Season with Strong Numbers

The Mackinaw City Comets baseball team: (front, from left) Ken Tran, Joey Orsini, Jarred Hartman, Dakota Eby, Justin Woolever, Max Bell, Conrad Prevo, manager Logan Smith; (middle) Jonah Robbins, Mic More...

Saints to Host Baseball, Softball Clinic at LBE Saturday, April 26

The St. Ignace Saints baseball and softball team will host a clinic for youth ages 4 to 14, Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace. Girls ages 11 to 14 will meet from 10 a.m. More...

Columns

Snyder Touts Statewide Recycling Plan

Michigan Politics

“We’ve been throwing money away for decades” —Governor Rick Snyder in announcing a recycling initiative More...

Les Cheneaux

It was special Easter Sunday morning at First Union Church hearing the choir sing. The choir, under the direction of Alan Jacobus, has grown in numbers and consequently in volume and it’s a joy to listen to. More...

St. Ignace

We awakened to a much-needed rain Easter Sunday morning, April 20. I hope everyone had a wonderful day with family and friends. I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Dana Perry, who was graduated from Northern Michigan University. More...

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