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Sheriff Gets $84,000 in Three Grants

Some $84,783 in local and federal grants will be used to protect structures and utilities in Mackinac County, two snowmobiles and trail signs, and a new off-road four-wheeler for the Mackinac County Sheriff More...

Singers Cesilee Dean, Troy Church Advance to National Karaoke Finals

Locals To Compete at National Level of America

Two local singers, Cesilee Dean and Troy Church, will advance to the final round of a national karaoke contest after facing tough competition in the semi-final round in Seymour, Tennesee, November 9 and 10. More...

Garfield Twp. To Convert Truck for Snow Plowing

The issue of water, in one form or another, dominated the deliberations of the Garfield Township board at its regular meeting Monday, November 21. More...

News

Police Seek Information on Area Meth Labs

Police are seeking information about methamphetamine laboratories in the area, or toxic waste dumps resulting from production of the drug, commonly known as More...

Rudyard Break-in Case Still Open

A break-in in Rudyard Township is being envestigated by Michigan State Police, who are asking anyone with information to report it to police. More...

Property Blight Ordinances:

Balancing Rights of Individuals, Society Officials Say Topic Is of Growing Concern Across Mackinac County

Property blight has been a common theme in many communities in Mackinac County this year. More...

Sports

Engadine Topples ETC in Quarterfinals, Falls to Frankfort in Semis

Engadine girls basketball team upended Ewen-Trout Creek (ETC) 54-47 during the Class D quarterfinals at Escanaba Tuesday, November 29, but their magical season came to an end as Frankfort handed the Eagles a 55-37 setback in the state semifinals Thur More...

A Season to Remember: Engadine Eagles Make History With Playoff Run

The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) calls the girls basketball tournament run December Dreams. More...

ENGADINE EAGLES 2005 GIRLS BASKETBALL

21-5 Overall Record Class D Final Four Team Pickford 62-54 More...

Columns

10 Years of Counting the Ribbits:

Scientist Concerns of Declining Amphibians Outdoor Matters

A column from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources More...

Great Lakes Bipartisan Water Deal for Granholm, GOP?

Michigan Politics

At long last, after a closed door meeting last week with interest groups in a room behind the Senate chambers, it appears the Granholm Administration and GOP lawmakers are near a bipartisan deal on Great Lakes water legislation. More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

All area senior citizens are invited to the Engadine Consolidated Schools annual Christmas Luncheon at noon Wednesday, December 14. More...

St. Ignace Merchants Report Strong Thanksgiving Sales

St. Ignace merchants reported strong sales the day after Thanksgiving, and said prices were the main draw for high customer traffic beginning at 5 a.m. and lasting throughout the day. More...

St. Ignace City Budget ‘Balanced, But Tight’

Streets, Arena, Water/Sewer Rates Top Concerns

The city More...

Communication Is Key To Shelter Operations

Mackinac County commissioners will prepare a policy for animal shelter operations to stifle false accusations being made against the shelter manager and to stop bickering between the Mackinac Animal Aid Association, which operates the facility, the F More...

100 Blankets Collected for Charity Drive

More than 100 blankets, new and used, were donated in St. Ignace to those in need over the Thanksgiving holiday. More...

Compassionate Friends Plan Candle Ceremony for Northern Michigan Families December 11

Joining hundreds of organized memorial services around the world, members of the Safe Harbor chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a national support organization for families grieving the death of a child, will light candles Sunday, December 11, in More...

Mackinac Bridge Bill Headed for Governor’s Desk

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Social

Births Brock Bigger

David and Jamie Bigger of Roseville announce the birth of their son, Brock Harlan Bigger. He was born October 30, 2005, at 5:15 p.m., weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measuring 20 inches long. He is the couple More...

Thomas Piippo Earns Award

Thomas Piippo, owner of Tri-County Motors in Rudyard, received an automotive service excellence award November 5 at the Congress of Automotive Repair and Service in Las Vegas. This is the second such award Mr. Piippo has won. More...

Carol Elmblad To Serve as New Diabetes Educator

Carol Elmblad will serve as the new coordinator for the Mackinac Straits Hospital Diabetes Self-Management Education Program. She replaces Brenda Hart, the coordinator of the program since its inception in 2003. Mrs. Hart recently moved to Clare. More...

Obituaries

William ‘Billy’ Lasanen

William More...

Paul Kucharczyk

Paul Kucharczyk of Goetzville worked construction throughout the United States for several years, and, in 1973, returned to Goetzville to live and manage a local construction business. More...

Edna McMillan

Edna Ida McMillan, 83, of Ozark died Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, following a short illness. More...


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