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Mackinac Island Wins Round 1 in Edison Suit

Edison Sault Electric Company may have to return up to $2,520,000 to customers, if the Michigan Public Service Commission (PSC) upholds an administrative law judge's decision in one of two cases the City of Mackinac Island has filed against the compa More...

DeVos Hospital Wants To Develop Child Protection Pilot Program at St. Ignace

Apilot program to better identify and treat abused and neglected children in Mackinac County is being proposed by DeVos Children's Hospital of Grand Rapids, which wants to work with Mackinac Straits Hospital in St. Ignace. More...

City Planners To Revise Sign Ordinance at Nov. 1 Meeting

Revisions to the St. Ignace sign ordinance will be discussed at a regular Planning Commission meeting at 7 p.m., Wednesday, November 1. More...

News

3-Story Building Proposed at Mackinac Island Silver Mine Site Will Include Apartments

The construction of two employee apartments on the second and third floors of a proposed downtown Mackinac Island building received Zoning Board of Appeals approval following a 20-minute public hearing Wednesday, October 25. More...

St. Ignace Students Have Fun Cheering on the Tigers

Students at the St. Ignace Area Schools pose in Detroit Tigers clothing Thursday, October 26, while others wear orange and blue More...

Emergency Planners To Test Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinic

Not Open to the Public, But May Be Model for 2007 Community Immunization Clinic

Emergency planners in Mackinac County will test their ability to administer wide-scale influenza immunizations by offering drive-through flu shots to first responders Thursday, November 2, at the highway garage on Ferry Lane in St. Ignace. More...

Obituaries

Edna Bawks

Edna M. Bawks of Pickford was a lifelong Pickford resident, homemaker, and worked as farmer with her husband, Kenneth Allen Bawks. Mrs. Bawks was 86 when she died Monday, October 23, 2006, at Tendercare Long Term Care Facility in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Rosa Bennin

Rosa Lee Bennin of Chanute, Kansas, was a former Pickford resident who was graduated from Pickford High School with the Class of 1964. Following graduation, she attended cosmetology school in Sault Ste. Marie, and began a career as a beautician. More...

Frederick 'Duane' Smith

Frederick "Duane" Smith, 66, of Davenport, Oklahoma, died Saturday morning, October 28, 2006, at Meeker Nursing Center in Meeker, Oklahoma. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

National Committee Boosts Bouchard Bid

Michigan is not at play in the midterm election drama of whether Democrats will seize control of the U.S. House by engineering a 15-seat shift. There likely will still be nine Republicans and six Democrats in our delegation next year. More...

Mackinac Island

The past week, weather-wise, we experienced the "Gales of October." A strong northwest storm brought high winds, heavy rain, and cold temperatures. Three big ore freighters were anchored off St. More...

Les Cheneaux

The annual time change has once again messed up our "going to bed" and "getting up" hours. I especially notice it this year, with a puppy that doesn't understand. More...

Mackinaw Theater Closes After Decade of Stage Shows

Mackinaw City Facility To Become Outdoor Store

Mackinaw Theater, which featured live stage performances of musical acts for 10 years in Mackinaw City, has been closed and will be transformed into an outdoor equipment store. More...

Ready for Halloween Magic

Three young Halloween revelers, (from left) Mary Rogers, Isabelle Singleton, and Alexis Foster, pause during a march of costumed youth, which passed into the gymnasium of St. More...

Design Marks Mighty Mac 50th Milestone

A graphic commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the More...

Halloween Bake Sale To Benefit Local Pets

Friends of the Animals (clockwise, from left) Diane Parcella of St. Ignace, Mike and Rose Miller of More...

Social

Savoies To Speak About Area History

The Rudyard Historical Society will meet Thursday, November 9, at 7 p.m., at the Rudyard Community Center. Speakers will be Dinah and Robert Savoie. They More...

Church To Host Hunters Dinner

Immaculate Conception Church in Moran will hold its annual Hunters Dinner Sunday, November 12, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the church in Moran. Tickets are $7 for adults, $3.50 for children ages 5 to 12, and children younger than age 5 are free. More...

Hunters Dinner Planned for Nov. 18

The annual St. Stanislaus Catholic Church Hunters' Dinner Classic has moved back to the church on Traynor Road in Goetzville, after years at the Raber Township Hall. The dinner will be Saturday, November 18, from 4 p.m. More...

Sports

Two-Point Conversion Makes Difference in Panthers'Win Over Trojans

Cedarville and Pickford scored touchdowns in the first 4:05 minutes of the first quarter before the defense took control, but in the end, a two-point conversion made the difference as the Pickford Panthers edged the Cedarville Trojans 14-12 in the pr More...

Persistence Pays Off for Coach Rader, Panthers

Persistence has paid off for the Pickford Panthers and Head Coach Josh Rader, in his third year at the helm, after the team's 14-12 predistrict win over rival Cedarville. More...

Saints Players, Cheerleaders Honored at Football Bust

St. Ignace varsity and junior varsity football players and cheerleaders were honored before a group of more than 200 people during the 42nd Annual Football Bust at LaSalle High School Sunday, October 29. More...

Opinion

Proposed Mud Run Is Too Close to Homes

To the Editor: In response to the article regarding the Moran Mud Run, I have this to say: First, it states the Chamber of Commerce and the Mackinac County Sportsmen's Off Road Vehicle Association "plan" to hold mud runs in a gravel lot owned by the More...

No Good Reason To Start Shooting Doves

To the Editor: This letter is written with the intent to voice an opinion and enlighten voters on Proposal 3, which wants to allow an open season on mourning doves. More...

Why Don't Candidates Advertise Strengths?

To the Editor: I realize that political letters often do not get printed during election times, but I just could not watch another television ad without making a public comment. More...


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