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Digital Divide

High Speed Internet Access Erratic in EUP

As the age of information progresses, the Internet has graduated from its status as a novelty for computer enthusiasts to a critical tool for businesses, consumers, and government entities. More...

Sheriff's Department Union Contract Goes Back to Table

Confusion over language in the Sheriff's Department employee contract with Mackinac County has sent it back to the negotiating teams for clarification, even though it has been ratified and signed by union members. More...

News

Student Volunteers Ready Historic Parks for Season

Cleaning gardens, removing branches, raking, sweeping, and splitting firewood that will be used at exhibits this summer were tasks volunteer students took on as they helped Mackinac State Historic Parks prepare trails and open buildings for its 111th More...

Voters Approve All Millage Proposals in May 2 Election

All millage proposals passed in the May 2 election in Mackinac County, and in the only contested school board race in this election, Ivan Johnson and Marjorie Nelson won seats on the Board of Education for Engadine Consolidated Schools. More...

Naubinway To Get Satellite Sheriff's Office

A new Mackinac County Sheriff's Department satellite office, to be located in the Naubinway Fire Hall, was approved by the Garfield Township board at its regular meeting Monday, April 17. More...

Sports

LaSalle Boys Race to Victory in 21st Annual St. Ignace Kiwanis Meet

Pickford Girls Team Finishes Second

The LaSalle High School boys placed in 17 events en route to the championship of the 21st Annual St. Ignace Kiwanis Track and Field Invitational Friday, May 5. More...

Engadine's Kerridge, Derusha, Butkovich Named Top Senior Athletes

Whittney Kerridge, Desi Derusha, and Scott Butkovich received the Senior Sports Awards and alumni Jeff Butkovich and Mike Vallier were the newest recipients of the Golden Eagle Award during the annual banquet to honor the high school athletes at Enga More...

LaSalle's Baseball, Softball Split With Comets

LaSalle High School baseball team split the non-conference home doubleheader with Mackinaw City, losing the opener 3-2 before posting a shut out 7-0 in the nightcap Tuesday, May 2. More...

Opinion

Letter to the Editor

Law Enforcement Officials Seek Graduates' Help

To the Editor: This letter is for graduating seniors and their fellow students. More...

Emergency Drill Planned at Long Term Care

Responders To Test Preparedness in Mock Evacuation Wed., May 17

Wednesday morning, May 17, the street outside of Mackinac Straits Hospital's Long Term Care Facility will be blocked by police, ambulances and buses will be prepared for an evacuation, and emergency response workers will be active and serious. More...

St. Ignace Catholic Church Starts Modernization Project

The first phase of a major remodeling program at St. Ignatius Loyola church in St. Ignace began Monday, May 8, when a principle wall behind the altar, leading to the tabernacle, was taken down. More...

Local Police To Step Up Seat belt Enforcement in May

Police will turn up the intensity of enforcing Michigan's seat belt law this month, starting Sunday, May 7, which also begins a national seat belt enforcement mobilization. More...

3 Employees Resign From St. Ignace Schools

School Board Accepts Letters From Lynn Chapman, Margaret LaRocque, Beverly Fraser

The Saint Ignace Board of Education accepted the resignations of three employees Monday, May 8, Lynn Chapman, Margaret LaRocque, and Beverly Fraser. More...

Social

Jamie and Jennifer Sword of St. Ignace Earn Lake Superior State Univ. Degrees

Jamie and Jennifer Sword of St. Ignace were graduated from Lake Superior State University April 29. More...

Birth

Micah, Jonathan Cupp

Michael and Amy Cupp of Homer announce the birth of twin sons, Micah Douglas and Jonathan Michael, born April 14, 2006, at Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall. More...

Savoie Named Valedictorian, Cline Salutatorian at Pickford

Stephanie Savoie has been named valedictorian and Kip Cline has been named salutatorian for the Class of 2006 at Pickford High School. More...

Obituaries

Melvin Turner

Melvin J. Turner, 76, of Goetzville was a U.S. Army Veteran who worked as a Consumers Power lineman for 35 years. He was an accomplished woodworker. Mr. Turner passed away Saturday, May 6, 2006, at his daughter's home in L'Anse. More...

June Pierce

June Florence Pierce, 82, of Edmore, formerly of Raber, passed away Friday, April 28, 2006, in Grand Rapids. More...

Betty Simmons

Betty L. Simmons, 80, of the Pine River area near St. Ignace, worked as a waitress at The Flame and other St. Ignace restaurants for more than 25 years. She passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

DeVos Refuses To Be Pinned Down on Tax Plan

As Republican gubernatorial contender Dick DeVos touts himself as the one best able to spur Michigan's sorely needed economic rebound, the banner on the big motor coach that last week carried him 1,700 miles to 29 cities trumpets his "Get It Done" sl More...

Outdoor Matters

State Parks and Recreation Areas Offer Birding Hotspots

A sure sign of spring in Michigan is when migratory birds start arriving in the state as they take up temporary residence or pass through on their way even further north. More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

Joann Trier has been named Engadine Schools Employee of the Year. Mrs. Trier has been a bus driver at Engadine Schools for the past 15 years. She has made the decision to retire at the end of the school year. More...


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