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Post Office Eyes Rerouting All Letters in 497 Zip Codes

Postal Union Workers Question Whether Move Will Jeopardize Rural Service

A Postal Service study will determine whether the agency can save money and still maintain customer service by re-routing singlepiece first class mail to a processing center in Traverse City, rather than Gaylord. More...

Funds To Harass, Kill Cormorants May More Than Double

State and federal biologists hope to increase the money available in 2007 for controlling the double-crested cormorant population in the Midwest. More...

Red Hat Society Gathering Draws 190 to Area

A celebration by the Red Hat Society drew 190 members from all over Michigan and the United States to St. Ignace last weekend. That is up from the 144 Red Hats who attended last year, said Kelly Simmons of the St. More...

News

As Plant Growth Begins, Residents Look Out for Invasives

Early summer concerns that a massive plant called giant hogweed, which can cause a painful and lasting skin rash, has sprung up near Pte. Aux Chenes has been identified as a benign look-alike called cow parsnip. More...

Chamber Rolls Out Mackinac Money...

New Wooden Nickels Are Merchant Tool

"Mackinac Money" will be the name of a new St. More...

Veterans To Be Focus of Curtis Parade July 2

Veterans will be honored as the theme for the Independence Day parade this year in Curtis, which will host the "Biggest Little Town Parade in Michigan" Sunday, July 2, at 12:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Vivian 'Helen' James

Vivian "Helen" James, 91, of Sturgis, formerly of Raber, was a mother and homemaker who served many years as a church organist. Mrs. James passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at Heartland Health Center in Three Rivers. More...

Mary Hancock

Mary Kathene Hancock, 86, of Dafter, worked on her family's farm in Pickford, at Kincheloe Air Force Base, and at the Soo Locks. Mrs. Hancock died Friday, June 9, 2006, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Charles 'Pat' Rhoades

Charles P. "Pat" Rhoades, 95, of St. Ignace, died Friday, June 2, 2006, at Mackinac Straits Hospital Long Term Care in St. Ignace, where he had lived for several years. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

McCain Helps State Polls

Arizona Republican Senator John McCain, chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, said Saturday he will soon release a report documenting the extent that tribes "were duped and exploited" by disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his cronies. More...

Outdoor Matters

Recovery of Lake Erie Walleye Is Great Lakes Success Story

Lake Erie is often the most maligned of the Great Lakes. Pollution problems have plagued the lake, which hosts several industrial centers on its shores. The walleye fishery on the lake has gone bust, and boom as well. More...

Mackinac Island

Mackinac is a paradise in color. Cadotte Avenue on the way to Grand Hotel is a lilac lane, with every variety ranging from white lilac, variegated, double whites, and those in the darkest of deep purple. More...

Sailors, Captains Share Mackinaw Stories at Ship's Decommissioning

Icebreaker Was Nation's Most Powerful

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw (WAGB 83) was decommissioned in Cheboygan Saturday, June 10, in the Coast Guard's first double ceremony, which also commissioned her successor and namesake, More...

Antiques on the Bay

Cars of '30s, '40s To Highlight Weekend at St. Ignace

More than 100 cars from the 1930s and 1940s will be featured at Antiques on the Bay in St. Ignace Friday, June 16, and Saturday, June 17. The show, for 1981-and-older original vehicles only, will display cars at the St. Ignace Marina. More...

More Aggressive Federal Control of Cormorants Begins at Les Cheneaux

More aggressive federal control of double-crested cormorants this year includes killing 50 percent of breeding birds and oiling all eggs found in the Les Cheneaux Islands. More...

Moran Township Sign Project Extended to July 1

Problems with mapping, labor, and other complications have extended Moran Township's street and address sign replacement project one month, to Saturday, July 1. More...

Social

Wedding

Crystal Eby and Bruce Bigger

Crystal Denise Eby and Bruce Joseph Bigger were united in marriage May 6, 2006, at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in St. Ignace. Father Jim Williams performed the ceremony. More...

Birth

Jackson Lindberg

Jed Lindberg and Megan Easterbrook of Cedarville announce the birth of a son, Jackson Cole Lindberg, who was born Saturday, May 20, 2006, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Lake Sweet Makes Albion Dean's List

Lake Sweet of Mackinac Island and Shelly McLeod of St. Ignace have been named to the Dean's List at Albion College for the spring 2006 semester. More...

Sports

U.P. Weekend All-Star Classic Huge Success in Cedarville

Cedarville hosted the 21st Annual Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame All-Star Classic weekend. For the first time held in the Eastern Upper Peninsula, the event was a huge success. More...

Ashley St. Louis, Zach Pierson Named Top Athletes at LaSalle

Seniors Ashley St. Louis and Zach Pierson received the Stanley St. Louis Athletes of the Year at LaSalle High School (LHS) during the awards ceremony Monday, June 5. More...

Joe Brown Signs To Play Golf at Ferris State

Joe Brown, four-time Dan MacDonald Memorial Most Valuable Golfer at LaSalle High School, signed a national letter of intent before the athletic awards ceremony to study and play golf at Ferris State University (FSU) Monday, June 5. More...

Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Tourism Professionals Can Solve Tourism Problems

To the Editor: Knowing that in today's world, this letter is far too long, I sincerely hope it will be of help to everybody. More...


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