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Mackinac Island Ferry Resumes Service

A good sign that spring is budding is the sight of ferries on the Straits of Mackinac. Arnold Transit Company%27s More...

Portage Purchases Fire Truck, Seeks Internet Link

Demand for high speed Internet service has increased in Curtis and, in fact, such service has become necessary to keep up with elections requirements, said Township Clerk Marcia McDonald at the Portage Township meeting Tuesday, March 14. More...

News

First Ice Fishing Contest Draws 192 to Raber Area; Mike Pelak Takes Top Prize

Bruce BiggerWins Second Place Prize

Mike Pelak of Raber won the first Raber Area Sportsmen%27s Club (RASC) ice fishing contest with a 1.3-pound yellow perch he pulled from Raber Bay Saturday, March 11. More...

Tribal, City Police Undergo Stun-Gun Training Exercise

Getting shot with 50,000 volts of electricity was all part of the training program for a dozen tribal and city police officers at Little Bear East Conference Center in St. Ignace Wednesday, March 15. More...

Sheriff's Department Staff Patrol 651 Miles of Mackinac County Roads

Tools used by Mackinac County Sheriff%27s Department law enforcement team include online fingerprinting, computers, video surveillance, metal detectors, all terrain vehicles, and snowmobiles. More...

Obituaries

Linda Davis

Linda L. Davis, 63, of New Baltimore, formerly of Engadine, died at the home of her daughter Wednesday, March 15, 2006. More...

Emily Ormshaw

Emily Amelia Ormshaw, 85, of St. Ignace, died at Mackinac Straits Hospital Long Term Care Facility early Friday morning, March 17, 2006. More...

Edward Litzner

Edward G. Litzner, 84, of Moran, died early Sunday morning, March 19, 2006, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. More...

Opinion

Clark Twp. Never Fell Short in Sewer Debt Fund, Until Now

To the Editor: I am responding to an article on page 25 of the March 16 edition of More...

Talented Students Made Program Special at 'Evening of Jazz'

To the Editor: Just how to say this is hard to express with words that would do justice for what I feel I would like to say. More...

Musicians Treated 'Jazz Night' Audience to Wonderful Evening

To the Editor: This letter is in reference to the Jazz Night recently held at LaSalle High School, featuring Charlevoix, Roscommon, and LaSalle High School Jazz bands, as well as Roscommon%27s and LaSalle%27s steel drum bands. More...

Unsafe Ice Reported at Les Cheneaux

Spring weather is quickly approaching, and Clark Township emergency services are warning people to use caution when traveling the ice around the Les Cheneaux Islands. More...

Break in St. Ignace Water Rates Unlikely

While progress continues to be made to eliminate the city%27s water and sewer deficits, the funds are not expected to be restored until 2007 or later. St. More...

St. 'Pastie' Day: Church Preps More Than 300 Meat Pies To Sell

Knights of Columbus members (clockwise, from left) Mike Kasper of Cedarville, Richard Schaeffer of Cedarville, and Bob Tunney of Goetzville rolled dough Friday, March 17, before volunteers filled and baked more than 300 pasties at Our Lady of the Sno More...

Congressional Funding Added To Help Logging

The U.S. Congress has increased funding for logging operations in national forests, with the resulting timber harvests expected to stimulate local economies. For its part, the U.S. More...

Social

Engaged

Shattuck-Vanier

Rodney and Myrna Shattuck and Diane Backus and Terry Carson announce the engagement of their daughter, Caroline Kay Shattuck, to Raymond Stanley Vanier II, both of Grand Rapids. More...

MILITARY NOTES

USAF Andrew Laning Retires

Andrew "Butch" Laning, formerly of Engadine, a chief master sergeant in the United States Air Force, has retired after more than 30 years of service. More...

DeTour's James Davis Heads Overseas To Serve on Peleliu

United States Navy Airman James Davis, a 2004 graduate of DeTour High School and the son of Jan Behrens of DeTour Village, has been deployed on the amphibious assault ship More...

Sports

Trojans Take Region Tourney at Brimley, Advance to Quarters

Title is Cedarville's Seventh in School History

Stingy defense lifted Cedarville to their seventh regional championship in the school%27s history after a 64-44 win over Superior Central at Brimley High School Saturday, March 18. More...

The Path to the Bres: All Trojan Matchup in Class D Quarters

The Trojans of Cedarville and Crystal Falls Forest-Park (CFFP) battled Tuesday, March 21, at Escanaba in the Class D quarterfinals. More...

St. Ignace Grapplers Honored During Annual Awards Banquet

Senior Michael Green and junior Sam Fitzpatrick were named Most Valuable Wrestlers during the annual awards banquet to honor the 2005-06 LaSalle High School (LHS) wrestling team Friday, March 10. More...

Columns

Gun Lakes Tribe Gaming: Fair Is Fair

Michigan Politics

In its long quest for equal treatment in Lansing on gaming, the Kalamazoo-area Gun Lake Tribe, smallest of the state%27s 12 federally recognized tribes, has faced opposing firepower from some top guns of the Michigan GOP. More...

Keen Eyes And A Drop Of The Weird

DEAL ME IN

Dear Mark, I was asked to leave a casino because a pit boss believed I was adding more chips to my bet on a roulette table after the dealer "supposedly" called no more bets. More...

Les Cheneaux

We certainly cannot complain about the weather during the past week. With lots of sunshine, the snow depth went down so much. It%27s nice not to have such very high piles of snow on the street corners. More...


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