July 31, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

VanSlotens and Gaylors Honored

Floyd and Johanna VanSloten have been named Citizens of the Year at Rudyard, and Martin and Cathy Gaylor of Gaylor Trucking were honored with the Business of the Year award for their service to the community. More...

Hospital Asks Voters to Renew Millage

Residents of Mackinac County will vote on a request for a health services renewal millage of up to 1.2 mills at the Tuesday, August 5, election. The current millage expires at the end of 2014. More...

News

Proposal One: Personal Property Tax Could Be Eliminated

Proposition One would eliminate the personal property tax paid by businesses if voters approve it Tuesday, August 5. More...

Newton Twp. Voters Will See Two Local Millage Proposals

Voters in Newton Township will have two millage requests on the ballot for the Tuesday, August 5, primary election. The first is for township fire department and ambulance operation expenses, while the second is for improvement of roads. More...

Local Businessmen Discuss Concerns With State Politicians

Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives Jase Bolger, Speaker Pro Tempore John Walsh, and Representative Frank Foster visited St. Ignace’s Village Inn Friday, July 25, for a business roundtable. More...

Obituaries

Colleen Berry

Colleen R. Berry, 90, of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem. More...

Thaddeus ‘Ted’ Krzykowski

Thaddeus “Ted” Krzykowski, 81, of Pte. Aux Chenes in St. Ignace, passed away Tuesday morning, July 22, 2014, at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey. More...

Robert ‘Bob’ Mertaugh

Robert David “Bob” Mertaugh, 84, a lifelong resident of Hessel, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, from complications of pneumonia. He was born April 14, 1930, to E.J. “Gene” and Helen (nee Bailey) Mertaugh in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Red Letter Days

Red Letter Days

Major Community Events in the Coming Year

July •Pickford Hay Days, July 30 - Au gust 3 August •Heritage Village Festival, August 1 - 2, Mackinaw City •Rendezvous and 18th Century Market Fair, August 1 - 3, Mackinaw City •Bayside Music Festival, August 2, St. Ignace 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...

Straits Pipeline to Get More Supports

Metal Braces to Be Added on Lake Floor

More steel supports will brace up the Enbridge Energy oil pipeline on the lake floor beneath the Straits of Mackinac, in a project that will begin in early August. More...

New Tropical Vibe For Music Festival

Air Margaritaville, a Jimmy Buffett tribute band, will take center stage at Bayside Music Festival at the St. Ignace city marina Saturday, August 2, from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. More...

Dedication to History Brings Reenactors To Battlefield

There is a special dedication to history among the soldiers who will reenact the battle of Mackinac Island Monday, August 4. The free public exhibition, to be staged at 3 p.m. More...

Federal, State, and Local Elections Will Be on Ballot This Tuesday

The state primary election is Tuesday, August 5. Voters will cast ballots on issues ranging from their choice for Michigan’s next governor to millage requests for county projects to political races and tax requests in local townships. More...

Sports

80 Run in Fish Feast Road Races

The Fish Feast Road Races were Saturday, July 19, beginning and ending at American Legion Park in St. Ignace. The first place overall winners of the men’s and women’s 8Ks are Lee Kanitz and Katie Pohl. More...

Saints Basketball Program to Host 12th Annual Golf Scramble August 9

The St. Ignace Saints basketball program will host the 12th annual three-person golf scramble at the St. Ignace Golf Club Saturday, August 9, with a shotgun start at 10:44 a.m. More...

Columns

Financial Filings Raise Campaign Issues

Michigan Politics

Money – who has it in abundance and uses it most effectively – almost always is a major factor in political campaigns. More...

Les Cheneaux

A couple of weeks ago, author John Kotzian was at the Les Cheneaux Historical Museum presenting his book, “Sky Pilot of the Great Lakes,” which is a biography of the Reverend William H. Law. More...

‘Available for a Limited Time’

Keep Doing It: Advice for Growing Your Business

Life: Available for a limited time. Limit one per person. More...

Meeting Minutes

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

City of St. IgnaceSummary of Council ProceedingsJuly 21, 2014 The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 21, 2014, in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Grondin presiding. Public Comments were received. More...

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIP ELECTIONCOMMISSIONMONDAY, JUNE 30, 2014at 9:00 AM Call to Order: 9:20 AM More...

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES SPECIAL MEETING MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2014 at 9:15 AM Call to Order: 9:25 AM Roll Call: Present – Carpenter, Rutledge, Reid. Absent – Wellnitz and Sherlund. More...

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