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Plans for Hospital See Local Support

The Mackinac County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (MCBRA) is eager to proceed with Beacon Specialized Living Services’ plans to convert the old hospital on Burdette Street in St. More...

Gathering of the Eagles Draws Community

Native American Spiritual Powwow at Hessel Offers Feeling of Acceptance, Participants Say

“Our main purpose is community spirit, keeping our traditions alive,” said Stands Alone, also known as Calvin Burnside, one of the masters of ceremonies at the Gathering of the Eagles Saturday, August 16, through Sunday, August 17, the an More...

News

School Netbook Use May Be Supplemented by Students’ Personal Computers

LaSalle High School students will be permitted to bring their own laptops and tablets to school this year. More...

Sea Lamprey Research to Take Place

A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service assessment crew will conduct work offshore of Martineau Creek in Mackinac County from Tuesday, August 26, through Thursday, September 4, to estimate the abundance of sea lampreys. More...

Virginia Olmstead Recalls ‘Many Wonderful Years’ as Family Gathers on 100th Birthday

Virginia Olmstead, who many in St. Ignace will recall for her service as the city clerk for 24 years, will reach her 100th birthday August 31. She still lives by herself in the little white house near the county courthouse in St. More...

Sports

Canadian Invasion: Soo Racers Claim Kinross Victories

It’s only an 18-mile drive south from Sault Ste. More...

Belleville Signs Letter of Intent to Play Softball at Alpena College

Kylie Belleville (center) of St. Ignace will attend Alpena Community College and play softball for the Lumberjacks. More...

Hessel’s Slammin’ Salmon Derby Is Saturday; Registrations Due Friday

The 13th annual Slammin’ Salmon Derby is Saturday, August 23, in Hessel. More...

Columns

Shared Views: Milliken Poised To Again Endorse Snyder

Michigan Politics

There’s a two-decade-plus gap between their Republican administrations, and much controversy on state issues in the interim, but 1969- 1983 Governor William G. More...

DeTour

The DeTour Salmon Derby and Boy Scouts fish fry seem to signal the end of summer events in De- Tour, and many residents turned out to support Troop 120 and to learn the winners of the 28th annual De- Tour Salmon Derby. More...

St. Ignace

Sunday, August 17, through Saturday, August 23, is History Week in St. Ignace. Events will take place at Fort de Buade Museum, Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and the Heritage Center at Fort de Buade. More...

Rendezvous Begins Friday

The Rendezvous at the Straits Powwow begins this Friday, August 22, and continues through Sunday, August 24, at the Father Marquette National Memorial, just off US-2 west of St. Ignace. More...

Fr. Marquette Reenactment Is Friday at Kiwanis Beach

St. More...

Wilwin Offers Peace To Combat Veterans

Far from the clamor of any town, and even farther from the violence of war, Wilwin Lodge in Trout Lake is an oasis for war veterans and their families. More...

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Gina Calcaterra and Thomas Johnson Marry

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Gina Calcaterra and U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Thomas Johnson were married Thursday, January 9, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas. Ms. Calcaterra is the daughter of Becky Simmons and Mario Calcaterra, both of St. Ignace. More...

Matthew Serwach and Jazmin Molina Marry

Jazmin Molina and Matthew Cezary Serwach were married Friday, August 1, 2014, at Ste. Anne’s Church on Mackinac Island with Father Pawel Mecwel officiating. The bride wore an ivory gown with embroidered cape designed by her mother. More...

Obituaries

Keith Sturdevant

Keith Norval Sturdevant, 93, enjoyed an accomplished career as a music director with several school, church, and community groups. Mr. Sturdevant passed away at his home on Drummond Island Thursday, August 14, 2014. More...

John ‘Jack’ McCarthy

John “Jack” Follis McCarthy, 100, of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, formerly of Pickford and Sault Ste. Marie, died Friday, August 8, 2014, at his home. More...

Darlene Therrian

Darlene Mary Therrian, 85, of St. Ignace, died early Friday morning, August 15, 2014, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 3, 1928, to Captain Alfred and Josephine (nee Martin) Tromblay in St. Ignace. More...

Red Letter Days

Red Letter Days

Major Community Events in the Coming Year

August •History Week, August 17 - 23, St. Ignace •Mackinac Island Fudge Festival, August 22 - 23 •Corvette Crossroads Auto Show, August 23, Mackinaw City •Rendezvous at the Straits Powwow, August 23 - 24, St. More...

Public Meetings

Public Meeting Calendar

Open Public Meetings – Your Government at Work Following is a schedule of open public meetings. This listing is for governmental and similar entities. More...

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