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50 Years Ago...

Bridge Tower Construction Began in Summer of 1955

Fifty years ago this summer, the Mackinac Bridge started to take shape when construction shifted from subsurface pier construction to that of the superstructure, thus presenting a more visible outline of the modern day wonder that soon would link Mic More...

Pickford Hay Days Honors Veterans and Commemorates 1950s

Twenty military veterans from the 1950s were honored during the 2005 Hay Days celebration in Pickford Friday night, August 5. More...

News

High School Could Be...Better. But How?

American Institution Proves Difficult To Change

The Christian Science Monitor PORTLAND, MAINE - The American high school is one of the country%27s most iconic institutions. It%27s also proven to be one of the most difficult to change. More...

Escaped Convict Caught in Wisconsin

Garfield Lawson, an inmate from the Baraga Maximum Correctional Facility who escaped Saturday afternoon, August 6, was captured without incident, along with his accomplice, Kathy Sleep, a food service employee for the corrections facility, in Wiscons More...

Edison Sault Electric Co. To Host Tours

Edison Sault Electric Company will host self-guided tours at its hydroelectric plant Friday, August 12, and Saturday, August 13. The tours begin at the east end of the plant near Alford Park in Sault Ste. Marie and will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Stan Kownacki Takes 1st Place With 19.34 Salmon

Nye, Dunn Join Him as Top 3 Finishers in Les Cheneaux Competition

Stan Kownacki of St. Martin More...

St. Ignace Salmon Derby Planned for Aug. 27 - 28

The St. Ignace Salmon Derby will be Saturday, August 27, and Sunday, August 28, with anglers hoping to hook and net some of the $ 7,500 in cash and prizes that will lure sportsmen to Michigan More...

St. Ignace Saints Youth Football Camps

Fifth Grade

The St. Ignace High School and Middle School football coaches held camps at the school from July 26 to 28. More...

Opinion

Republicans Begin To Ratchet Up Campaigns for Primary, a Year Away

Michigan Politics

The Republican primary is a year away, but party Pooh Bahs in Lansing and Washington already are treating gubernatorial contender Dick DeVos and Senate hopeful Keith Butler as presumptive nominees. More...

Letters to the Editor

Where Is the Outrage on Water Rate Increase, City Loan?

To the Editor: The citizenry of St. Ignace has now been paying for the financial mismanagement of our community for some two months now. I would ask, More...

County May Freeze Economic Development Corp.

Commissioners: What Are Results of EDC Efforts?

The future of Mackinac County More...

Communities Share ‘Secrets’ of Healthy Tourism Industry

Mackinac Island Town Crier What is the secret to having and maintaining a booming, successful tourism industry in a small town? According to Michigan small towns, there is no secret. More...

Commissioners Eye County Budgets To Cut

County Commissioners are on track to freeze funds from both the 2005 Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and the Planning Commission budgets at their regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, August 11. More...

Brevort Twp. Residents Circulate Zoning Petitions

Campers Used as Dwellings, Master Plan at Issue

Ongoing differences among Brevort Township officials and residents in planning and zoning philosophies have resulted in four petitions circulating the township and the resignation of the township More...

Area Distance Runners Claim Hay Run Road Racing Crowns

Pickford hosted the annual Hay 10K, 5K, and 2K Runs Saturday, August 6, starting at 9 a.m. More...

Social

Young Singers Kate Springsteen, Katlyn Frosland Take Talents to Hollywood

Talented young singers, dancers, and combination performers from cities big and small around the country will converge on Hollywood, California, August 8 through 10 for the first FAMEUS National Finals. More...

Keri Shea, Josh Hessel Wed July 2

Keri Dawn Shea of New York, and Joshua John Hessel of Hessel, were married Saturday, July 2, 2005. The wedding was held at The Atlantis, in Paradise Island, Bahamas, with Reverend Franklin Knowles of New Providence officiating. More...

Ray and Dorothy Cruickshank Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Raymond Cruickshank and the former Dorothy Gustafson were married 50 years ago on June 4, 1955, at the Presbyterian Manse in Pickford. Maid of honor was Mildred (nee Gustafson) Fountain of Cedarville and Port Charlotte, Florida. More...

Obituaries

Margaret Crawfis

Margaret Crawfis, 93, formerly owned and operated Snows Bar in Cedarville with her husband, Donald. Mrs. Crawfis, of Clinton Township, died Saturday, July 23, 2005, at Fraser Villa Nursing Home in Fraser. More...

John Talsma

John Wesley Talsma was a lifelong resident of Rudyard who worked in his family%27s dairy business, Sunlight Dairy, until his retirement in 1972. More...

Frederick Barras

Frederick M. Barras of Sault Ste. Marie worked for 24 years at Hoover Precision Products, first in the shipping department and then in quality control. He was a talented musician who played in many local bands. More...

Columns

Mackinac Island By Jeannette Doud

847-3301 What a glorious weekend it was for the many brides, weddings, receptions, bridal showers, and gatherings of many sorts. More...

Gould City By Marilyn McNeil

477-6925 donmar@lighthouse.net There are some fun events coming up to round out the end of summer vacation for everyone. More...

Engadine By Julie Freeman

477-6959 jf@portup.com Hello, everyone. The warm weather is still sticking around. It could cool down just a bit, but I prefer warm to cold. More...


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