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Livestock Show Returns to 101-Year-Old Stalwart Fair

Stalwart's 101st Annual Agricultural Fair closed the local fair season, and not a moment too soon, as temperatures dipped into the 40s Sunday night, September 10, the last day of the fair. More...

News

Edison Sault Warns Customers of Con Artists

Following reports of fraud by a utility company in Michigan's Lower Peninsula, Edison Sault Electric Company is warning customers to look out for con artists posing as utility workers to gain access to personal information or property. More...

St. Ignace Library Fall Events

Children's story time, an evening book club, and an oral history workshop are upcoming events announced by the St. Ignace Public Library. More...

After Swimming 40 Miles in Straits, Dreyer Assessing Next Try for World Record

Marathon swimmer Jim Dreyer of Byron Center has recovered and is in good health following a 49hour swim in the Straits of Mackinac August 28, 29, and 30, his crew members told More...

Sports

Longtime Rivals Saints, Chiefs Battle for the 50th Time on Gridiron

Sports rivals are found in every aspect of athletics in the high school, college, and professional levels, but the biggest rivalry in the Eastern Upper Peninsula and Northern Lower Peninsula is the gridiron match-up between St. Ignace and Cheboygan. More...

Ground Game Lifts Trojans Over Mid-Peninsula

Cedarville's ground offense carried the Trojans to a 38-18 MidEastern Football Conference More...

Trojans Down Saints, Bays in Girls Basketball

The Cedarville girl's basketball team took a 63-43 home non-conference win over St. Ignace Tuesday, September 5, and the 58-36 Eastern Upper Peninsula Conference (EUPC) road decision over Brimley Thursday, September 7. More...

Opinion

Punishment Is Too Harsh for Teen's Mistake

To the Editor: This is in response to Mr. Springsteen's front-page comments in More...

Tight Budget Calls for Crafty Reorganization, Not Expansion

To the Editor: A few months ago Hiawatha Behavioral Health (HBH) hired a downstate firm to conduct a feasibility study to expand their Manistique office to better accommodate programs for that area. More...

Late School Start Boosts Straits Tourism Numbers

Labor Day Attendance Reported Up at Several Local Sites

Area tourism received a significant boost in August, with hosts attributing the jump to the statemandated late school start and lower gas prices, although some say the numbers could have been even higher if downstate weather forecasters had not predi More...

Big Rigs To Highlight Show This Weekend

Truckers To Converge at St. Ignace Event

The 11th Annual Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show will be held in St. Ignace Friday, September 15, through Sunday, September 17. The event brings truckers from all over the United States and from Canada. More...

Audit Shows Mackinaw City Funds in Black

The Village Council of Mackinaw City learned from auditors the city's finances are in the black, appointed three new members to the Chamber of Commerce board, and continued discussion of ongoing fire protection concerns at its Thursday, September 7 m More...

City Decides To Enforce Motor Home Ban

Rule Affects Vacant Residential Lots Only

The City of St. Ignace will enforce its ban of motor homes on vacant residential lots, but has left the issue of living in motor homes elsewhere in the city for another day. More...

Social

Long Term Residents Enjoy Trip to Island

Residents of Mackinac Straits Hospital Long Term Care Facility were treated by Shepler's Mackinac More...

Local Students Participate in Summer Workshop at MTU

Local students attended the Summer Youth Program at Michigan Technological University in Houghton for week-long explorations in engineering, science and technology, computers, environmental studies and outdoors, business, and arts and human sciences, More...

Susan Irwin, Marvin Kemp

Wedding

Susan Mary Irwin and Marvin "Butch" Kemp, both of Sault Ste. Marie, were united in marriage July 30, 2006, at 2 p.m. in an outdoor ceremony at the home of the bride's father in Rudyard. More...

Obituaries

Charles Paquin

Charles G. Paquin Sr. helped develop the Clark Township Volunteer Ambulance Corps 37 years ago, was an eight-year member of the Clark Township Fire Department, and was previously active on the St. Ignace Fire Department. More...

Clark Taylor

Clark Elmo Taylor, D.O., 74, formerly of Pickford, was a physician who practiced in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Kentucky, and enjoyed flying as a private pilot. Dr. Taylor died Saturday, September 9, 2006, at Tendercare in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Robert Schrader

Pastor Robert Edward Schrader of Cedarville was a well-known minister in the Eastern Upper Peninsula, who traveled extensively with his wife, Gene, on many mission trips, in addition to their work as managers of Cedar Campus in Cedarville, and InterV More...

Columns

Michigan Politics Northern State Senators Rated Conservative

Only four state senators have a more conservative voting record than the three Republicans who represent northern Michigan, while Up North's sole Democratic senator is one of least liberal members of his caucus in Lansing. More...

Mackinac Island

The beautiful balmy days of the Labor Day weekend brought many visitors to the Island, where they enjoyed the jazz concert in the Tea Garden at Grand Hotel and also from the palatial veranda with its magnificent view of the Straits of Mackinac. More...

Les Cheneaux

Fall is in the air, and I know that because my furnace has been clicking on throughout the last few nights. With the price of oil, that's kind of scary. More...


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