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Island Picks One for Top School Post

Roger Schrock Invited for His Second Visit

The school board will invite one of four candidates for superintendent to visit Mackinac Island for one more interview before offering the job, it was decided at a board meeting Tuesday, June 27. More...

DeTour Reef Light Restoration Earns Award

The DeTour Reef Light Preservation Society (DRLPS) received the Superior Award by the Historical Society of Michigan at the organization's 2006 Upper Peninsula History Conference in Escanaba Saturday, June 24. More...

Venetian Boat Parade Launched at Les Cheneaux

Dressed as a merry band of pirates while growling a chorus More...

County Asked To Contribute $10,000 to Path Project

By Karen Gould

A project to build a non-motorized trail between St. Ignace and DeTour needs $25,000 for an engineering study to determine its placement, and the steering committee is seeking a $10,000 contribution from Mackinac County. More...

News

Cedarville Bay Improvement Options To Be Focus of Public Meeting July 11

Proposals to improve the water quality in Cedarville Bay will be presented to area residents Tuesday, July 11, at the Community Center in Cedarville at 7 p.m. More...

Favorite Actors Bring 'Happy Days' to LaRocque

A devoted fan of television's "Happy Days," Jimmy LaRocque of St. Ignace, has taped each episode of the show and watches his favorite characters every day. More...

Grand Hotel Staff Greets 5 Millionth Guest

When Carol Alee checked into Grand Hotel with her family Monday, June 26, and was told that the manager wished to speak with her, she thought there was a problem. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARY

Dorothy Rich Memorial Service

Graveside services will be held Saturday, July 8, at 2 p.m. at Lakeview Cemetery in Trout Lake for Dorothy Rich, who died February 10, 2006. Pastor Tim Tanner will officiate. More...

Robert 'Bob' Sims

Robert Frederick "Bob" Sims, 76, of Stalwart, worked at the Cedarville Limestone Quarry for more than 36 years and farmed his grandfather's Michigan Centennial Farm. Mr. Sims died Thursday, June 29, 2006, at his home. More...

Irene Thompson

Irene Thompson, 79, of Cedarville, died Sunday, July 2, 2006, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Opinion

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Need the Right Visionary To Find U.P.'s 'Ah Hah'

Editor's Note: The following letter was written to the Mackinac More...

Car Show Attendance Numbers Are a Bit on the Bloated Side

To the Editor: This brief note, from a seasonal resident, is to thank you for providing an entertaining weekly newspaper. The More...

Trout Lake Marks July 4th

Fourth of July Festivities in Our Other Communities Will Be Reported in Next Week's Issue, Due to Newspaper Deadlines.

Top: Five-year-old Lucas Sayles of Moran takes his seat on the Trout Lake Trolley during the Independence Day parade Saturday, July 1. Any child who wants to ride in the parade can climb aboard. More...

Parade Recognizes Veterans at Curtis July 4 Celebration

Shoes Collected for Children of Iraq

In 1962, a small group of veterans gathered at the top of the hill on Main Street in Curtis, unfurled their colors, and marched unannounced through the quiet village. More...

Housing Project Wins Support at Mackinaw City

The Mackinaw City Village Council voted June 15 to continue its support of an affordable housing project, purchase energy-efficient lighting, and update cemetery policies. More...

State Police Dive Team Finds Abundant Fish at Brevort Lake Cribs

Divers Log Needed Hours, Collaborate on Project With Sportsmen, Lake Assoc.

Divers spent approximately two hours examining three large fish cribs in Brevort Lake Tuesday, June 27, to determine their condition More...

Les Cheneaux Schools Examine Policy Following Nepotism Concerns

Rules against hiring relatives are adopted by public bodies to protect public jobs from favoritism, and Les Cheneaux Community Schools officials decided it's time to take another look at its hiring policy, following More...

Social

Births

Cale Maciag

Ason, Cale Joseph, was born to Brooke (nee Lofdahl) and Scott Maciag of Raber. More...

Gabriel Werkheiser

Jeremy and Leslie (nee Lohman) Werkheiser of St. Ignace announce the birth of a son, Gabriel James Werkheiser, born June 6, 2006, at Northern Michigan Hospital of Petoskey. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and measured 19 inches in length at birth. More...

Four Horn Generations Celebrate Mother's Day

A four-generation family celebration took place on Mother's Day, May 14, at Dara and Dave Kellan's More...

Sports

St. Ignace Summer Baseball Leagues Begin

St. Ignace Saints' Luke Thurston slides safely into home More...

Randi Johnson Nabs Coaching Job

LaSalle, LSSU Grad Will Be Assistant at Gannon University

Randi Johnson, formerly of St. Ignace, was named to the Gannon University coaching staff Tuesday, June 27, by the Knights' head coach for women's basketball, Cleve Wright. More...

Cedarville Hosts 59 Teams at Red Hacker

Above photograph: Team Haske of Cedarville with Matt Hill, Jimmy Haske, and Tucker Haske take on Ballers of St. More...

Columns

Outdoor Matters

DNR Forms Off Road Vehicle Strategy Task Force To Combat Illegal Use

Glenn Moll of Newberry has been riding off road vehicles (ORVs), all terrain vehicles (ATVs), and motorcycles for his entire adult life. More...

Michigan Politics

GOP Chair Calls Granholm Most Vulnerable Governor in America

Republican National Chairman Ken Mehlman, who made a threeday, seven-city Michigan visit last week, says, "There is no governor of either party in America who is more vulnerable" than Governor Jennifer Granholm. More...

Mackinac Island

As you walk around Mackinac you see the American flag displayed everywhere, lampposts, homes, businesses, flying high above historic City Hall, on the hill of history at Fort Mackinac, and across the front of Grand Hotel. More...


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