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Les Cheneaux Teachers Receive $500 Raise

Teachers at Les Cheneaux Community Schools will receive a $500-a-year raise for two years under a contract ratified by the Board of Education Monday, March 20. More...

Island School's Superintendent To Retire After 34 Years of Service

It was discussed for only a matter of minutes, however, during a regular Board of Education meeting at Mackinac Island Public Schools, Superintendent Jack Dehring announced he will be retiring July 1. More...

Les Cheneaux School Board Extends Four Administrators' Contracts, Offers Drug Tests

The contracts of four administrators at Les Cheneaux Community Schools were extended Monday, March 20, and middle school teacher Ryan Wilson was awarded tenure. More...

News

There Is Little Time To Avoid The Big Thaw Scientists Warn

Arctic temperatures near a prehistoric level when seas were 16 to 20 feet higher, studies say

Global warming appears to be pushing vast reservoirs of ice on Greenland and Antarctica toward a significant, long-term meltdown. The world may have as little as a decade to take the steps to avoid this scenario. More...

In 2000, Mackinac County's 11,943 Residents Earned A Per-capita Income of $17,777

The population of Mackinac County in the 2000 census was 11,943, up from the 1990 census of 10,674. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated that population in the county would fall by 2004, to 11,383. More...

Lake Huron's Fishery To Be Discussed Apr. 8

Lake Huron regional fisheries workshops will be hosted in April at Alpena and at Sandusky, Michigan. More...

Sports

St. Ignace Squirts Hockey Team Makes Valiant Run in State Playoffs

Playoff Run Ends With 4-0 Loss to Escanaba

The St. Ignace squirts hockey team fell one game short of a state championship after Escanaba blanked the Saints 4-0 in the battle between two Upper Peninsula powers Sunday, March 19. More...

Dream of State Championship for Trojans Ends at Semifinals

Cedarville Ends Season With 24-3 Record, Best Finish in School History

The combination of road weary legs by Cedarville and too much Wyoming Tri-Unity Christian played a factor in the Trojans%27 77-45 setback at the hands of the Defenders during the Class D semifinals Thursday, March 23, at the Michigan State University More...

History of Upper Peninsula Class D-E Teams in Title Games

How many Upper Peninsula teams played in the Class D title game over the last 80 years? More...

Opinion

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Mackinac Straits Hospital Board Sometimes Has To Make Tough Decisions

To the Editor: I%27ve been following with great interest the recent Letters to the Editor regarding the release of Dr. Dyer and Dr. Gunnell. The way CEO Rod Nelson has been characterized and maligned is very disturbing. More...

Chipped Quarter Makes For Rough Passing Through Mackinac Bridge Toll Booth

To the Editor: On January 23 my wife and I had an appointment in Gaylord. As we paid our bridge toll, I put the change in the ash tray for our return trip. The return trip seemed like a disaster. More...

Mackinac Straits Hospital Project Has New Architects

New Facility Projected To Cost Estimated $33 Million

The new Mackinac Straits Hospital being planned for St. More...

'Horsing Around'

Three Cedarville residents and their horses, (from left) Marianne Coyne on Lass, Kathy Sherlund on Toby, and Alice Coyne on Katie took advantage of the spring weather Sunday, March 26, to take a ride down Blind Line Road in Cedarville. More...

Nature-Based Tourism Is Task Force's Main Focus

Economic development and nature-based tourism set the agenda for community forum sponsored by State Representative Gary McDowell%27s Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan Task Force Thursday, March 16, in St. Ignace. More...

Engadine Man Arraigned on Sexual Conduct Charges

Basketball Coach Could Face up To 15 Years in Jail

Tyrone Leon Vaughn, a substitute teacher and assistant coach for the Engadine girls varsity basketball team at Engadine Consolidated Schools, was arraigned in 92nd District Court March 22 on two counts of third degree criminal sexual conduct, reporte More...

Social

Births

Mallory Morrison

Ray and Meggan Morrison of Engadine are parents of a girl, Mallory MaeDell, born March 11, 2006, at Marquette General Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 3.8 ounces and measured 20.5 inches in length. More...

Lillian Schoenborn

Brian and Patty Schoenborn of Mackinac Island announce the birth of a daughter, Lillian Rose Schoenborn, born February 5, 2006. She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 20.5 inches in length. More...

Ethan Gibbons

Laura Lynn Sims and Eric Joseph Gibbons announce the birth of a son, Ethan Jonathan Gibbons, March 12, 2006, at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. More...

Obituaries

Bertha Dodson

Bertha Maria-Irma Dodson of Edmore was a teacher for 27 years until her retirement in 1972 at the age of 63. She primarily taught at one-room schoolhouses, and later to second and third grade students. More...

Bernice Uhlbeck

Bernice N. Uhlbeck, 79, of McMillan, was employed by Community Action Agency in the Senior Citizen Program as a nutritionist, and served on the Columbus Township Election Board and Board of Review for many years. Mrs. More...

Emma Dodds

Emma Reta Dodds of Pickford formerly worked as a clerk on Mackinac Island, as a telephone operator for the former General Telephone Company in Pickford for 10 years, and as a clerk at Pickford Dry Goods for several years before she retired. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Candidates Build Campaign Coffers in Preparation for November Election

Their reelection prospects are solid, but northern Michigan%27s state senators are taking no chances in building of war chests for the quest. More...

Surprising Find at State Park Sparks Mystery

Outdoor Matters

ACanadian provincial park naturalist was strolling on the beach at Hoffmaster State Park near Muskegon in November 2004 as part of the National Association of Interpretation tour and dinner at the park. More...

From Our Pages...

September 13, 1973

"Voters close Moran School, students attend St. Ignace school system." Moran elementary students were accommodated immediately, and another portable classroom will be purchased and set up at Bertrand School. More...


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